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Oceanside Library

ADULTS
At The Movies
Beyond Our Borders (B.O.B.)
Book Discussions
Bus Trips
Career, Business & Finance
Crafts
Creative Writing Workshops
Crossword Puzzle Contest
Culinary Expeditions
English As A New Language
Fitness For Adults
Food Pantry
Fun Time For Adults
Green Oceanside
Healthy Oceanside
Holiday Gift Wrapping
In The Garden With The Oceanside Garden Club
Inclusive Services For People With Special Needs
Language Instruction
Lectures
Live Music
Officially Speaking: Coffee And Conversation With...
Resume & Job Search Help
Science Cafe
Script-In-Hand Theatre Productions
Script Reading Roundtable
Technology Training
Ugly Sweater Holiday B-I-N-G-O Bash

 

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ADULTS

December 2017

IF REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED OR IF YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS, CALL THE INFORMATION DESK AT
(516) 766-2360, option 4.

Online program registration is coming in January 2018!
Here are a couple of YouTube videos created by our staff to help you get prepared for this exciting new service!
How do I create a pin?
How do I register for a program?

 

November & December Exhibit: Robert Bloom presents Visions of Scenic Long Island
 

Doors open one half hour before Showtime

Lady Macbeth
Monday, December 18 // 1:30 & 7pm

In 19th-century rural England, a young bride who has been sold into marriage discovers an unstoppable desire within herself as she enters into an affair with a worker on her estate. 2017, 89 min, Rated R.

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
Wednesday, December 27 // 2pm

Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy - whether he likes it or not. Starring Charlie Hunnam and Jude Law. 2017, 134 min. Rated PG-13.



Sensory Friendly Films
We are pleased to offer these movies under “Sensory Friendly” conditions, as a special opportunity for families to enjoy a film in a safe and accepting environment.  We’ll keep the lights slightly up and the sound turned slightly down.  Our policies regarding quiet and remaining in one’s seat will not be enforced unless the safety of the audience is in question.  Come relax and enjoy family time without worrying if someone will complain or be disturbed by noise or movement.  A caregiver must remain in the room at all times.

Cars 3
Friday, December 15 // 7pm

Lightning McQueen and the gang are back, and facing a new rival.  2017, 109 min.  Rated PG.

 

In our new series, Beyond Our Borders (aka B.O.B.), we are spotlighting one country each newsletter.  Join us as we explore Spain, past and present.  See the Children’s, Young Adult, and At The Movies sections for more B.O.B. programs.

South Africa

I’ve Been There: South Africa
Sunday, December 17 // 2pm

Have you traveled to South Africa? Would you like to go someday? Bring your stories and your photos and share your experiences with others. Light refreshments served.
 

Please note: Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month prior to the discussion date.

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Resume Workshop
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Whether you are looking for a new job, returning to the work force, or just want to brush up your resume, we can help.  We'll provide you with information on our many resume and job search databases and give you the information and tips you need to make your resume stand out.  Free, open to all.  Bring your current resume if you have one for a review.


Resume Drop-In Clinic
Monday, December 18 // 6-8pm
Drop in and our librarians will help you create or punch-up your resume, and help you learn how to use the many databases we have to help you with your job search.  Free.  No registration required.  Librarians subject to availability.
 

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Barbara Novack, Molloy College's writer-in-residence, hosts these highly regarded workshops for fiction, non-fiction, memoir, and poetry writers of all levels.  Please bring writing supplies.

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Save 10% on your car insurance for the next three years or remove up to four points from your driving record by taking Empire Safety Council’s defensive driving course.  This class is recognized by all New York State insurance companies.

Empire Safety Council Classes // Fee: $28 (Please make separate checks payable to Empire Safety Council; cash accepted.  Open to all licensed drivers.)

Saturday, December 16 // 10am–4pm // Registration Required
 

Volunteers from Literacy Nassau will be providing instruction in English as a New Language for beginners and intermediate adults.  No fee.  Beginners and Intermediate classes.  To attend, you must register with Literacy Nassau.  For further information, please call Literacy Nassau at 516-867-3580, ex. 18 or visit Literacy Nassau online.
 

Tai Chi
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Step up to the next level with certified fitness specialist Helene Just as she leads these classes that can improve balance, stamina, coordination, and well-being.  Please note:  Attendees must have already taken the beginners series.  Please wear comfortable clothes and footwear.

Fit And Fabulous
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Get your feet moving and your hands clapping with Helene Just in this exercise program designed to increase strength, tone, balance, and stamina that can be done either sitting or standing.  Wear comfortable clothes and footwear and bring a set of light weights and exercise bands.

Zumba Gold
Wednesday, December 20 // 12:45-1:45pm (IN SESSION)
Dance to the music with Jill Ackiron-Moses as she leads these classes, designed for active older adults or those with physical limitations, that can improve balance, strength, coordination, flexibility, and cardiovascular health.

Chair Yoga
Fridays, December 15, 22 // 12:15-1:15pm
(IN SESSION)
Join registered yoga instructor Jill Ackiron-Moses for this gentle form of yoga designed to increase strength, flexibility and balance, and reduce stress.  Postures are done seated or using a chair for support.  Please wear comfortable clothes and footwear, and bring a yoga strap and blocks if possible.
 

The Library is proud to partner with Cory Cares to collect food for those in need.

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Stitchin’ Time
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Join fellow knitters, crocheters, and other crafters in this drop-in stitching club.  Please bring your own supplies.
  No registration required.

Game Time: Card And Board Games
Monday, December 18 // 11am – 4pm
Bring your group, or just stop by and join one, and spend some time playing your favorite game.  Please bring your own games and game pieces.
  No registration required.
 

Alzheimer’s Association Caregivers Support Group
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In cooperation with the Alzheimer’s Association, we are proud to offer this Caregivers Support group for those caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s, dementia, etc.  All are welcome.  Call 1-800-272-3900 to register.

 

Monday, December 18 // 7-8pm
Need help wrapping a gift for the holidays?  Our Teen Advisory Board will be here with paper and bows ready to wrap that special gift!
 

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Next Chapter Book Club
Fridays // 2:30-3:30pm // Registration Required
In partnership with volunteers from Literacy Nassau, we host a Next Chapter book club every Friday afternoon.  This small book club offers adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunity to read for pleasure and socialize in the community.  For further information, please call Literacy Nassau at 516-867-3580, ex. 18 or visit Literacy Nassau online.

A Special Need to Recharge: For Moms with Children of Special Needs
Saturday, Dec 16 // 10-11am

“You are only as happy as your least happy child” is an adage that feels true for many of us. Mothers who have that child, the one who needs every ounce of inner strength and patience they have, or the one they worry about the most – need to develop a strong level of inner peace.  Only by working on ourselves, can we be the best Mom that they need us to be. Come connect with others who ‘get it’ at a mindset and energy workshop, created to support you in your quest to be the best mom you can be!


Sensory Friendly Films
We are pleased to offer these movies under “Sensory Friendly” conditions, as a special opportunity for families to enjoy a film in a safe and accepting environment.  We’ll keep the lights slightly up and the sound turned slightly down.  Our policies regarding quiet and remaining in one’s seat will not be enforced unless the safety of the audience is in question.  Come relax and enjoy family time without worrying if someone will complain or be disturbed by noise or movement.  A caregiver must remain in the room at all times.


Cars 3
Friday, December 15 // 7pm

Lightning McQueen and the gang are back, and facing a new rival.  2017, 109 min.  Rated PG.

 

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Open Mic Poetry And Prose
Nassau County's Poet Laureate
Peter V. Dugan and Sharon Anderson host these lively literary events that bring together established poets and writers as well as talented new voices.  Writers are welcome to read up to three samples of their work.

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Resume Drop-In Clinic
Monday, December 18 // 6-8pm
Drop in and one of our librarians will help you create or punch-up your resume, and help you learn how to use the many databases we have to help you with your job search.  Free.  No registration required.  Librarians subject to availability.
 

Our unique series of informal evenings of coffee and conversation about cutting-edge topics with experts from the field.  For ages high school to adult.

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Our Script-In-Hand Theatre series presents Broadway and Off-Broadway plays in dynamic staged performances.

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Join us in reading scripts out loud: plays, movies, TV shows, and old radio shows.  Each participant will receive a part to read at random.  No acting experience necessary!  High school through adult - all are welcome!  Light refreshments will be served.  Registration Required.

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Intro To Web Design: Using Wordpress (IN SESSION)
Tuesdays, December 19 // 6:30-8:30pm //
Registration Required
Create your own website and share your information with the whole world. Learn about the workings of Web sites and how to make your own Web pages. Layout text, add images and link to your favorite sites, even let your visitors email you. For intermediate and advanced computer users.
 

Wednesday, December 20 // 7pm // Registration Required (WAIT LIST ONLY)
Things are going to get ugly! Don your ugliest holiday sweater and try your luck at our Bingo Bash for fun, prizes and treats. Registration Required.


 

Oceanside Library - 30 Davison Avenue - Oceanside - NY 11572