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March/April/May 2019

REGISTRATION INFORMATION!!
You may register online, via phone, or in-person.  Payment is due within 3 days of registering.  Pay at the Information Desk in person.  We accept cash (exact change if possible please!) or check made payable to Oceanside Library (unless otherwise noted).  Fees are non-refundable.  Participants in the same class require separate checks.

Any questions?  Please call the Information Desk: 516-766-2360, option 4.
 

FURTHER SESSIONS TBA
 


March Featured Artist: Piza Perez
Come and and check out her exhibit, "Childhood Memories", a compilation of portraits that inspired the artist. In celebration of March being National Women's Month, many of the portraits are of women who have inspired the artist throughout her life.

April/May Featured Artist: Earl Dawson
Exhibit: "The Art Of Photography"
Reception: Saturday, May 4 // 2pm

Come meet our featured artist, and our local Resident artists, while enjoying light refreshments.


 

Doors open one half hour before Showtime

A Journey To Jerusalem
Friday, March 22 // 2pm

This color documentary chronicles the musical concert on Mount Scopus in Israel a mere three weeks after the Six Day War. Leonard Bernstein and Isaac Stern join the Yoi Yisrael Philharmonic Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic, and the Tel Aviv Philharmonic Choir for stirring classical renditions by Mahler and Mendelssohn. The concert was recorded by Columbia records for release at a later date and accurately captured the live music in all its classic splendor. Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion sits proudly in the front row as the symphonies play to a capacity crowd. Scenes of the war, the Wailing Wall, schools and hospitals are also included as Bernstein and Stern tour the country and meet the people of Israel.  Starring Leonard Bernstein, Netania Davrath, and Isaac Stern.
1968, Not Rated, 84 minutes
A Beyond Our Borders (aka B.O.B.) Program
 

The Favourite
Monday, March 25 // 2pm & 7pm
In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Starring Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, and Rachel Weisz.
2018, R, 120 minutes

The Mule
Monday, April 8 // 2pm & 7pm

2018, R, 116 minutes

Documentary: Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Friday, April 12 // 2pm

2018, PG-13, 94 minutes

Glass
Monday, April 22 // 2pm & 7pm

2019, PG-13, 110 minutes

Green Book
Wednesday, April 24 // 2pm

2018, PG-13, 130 minutes

On The Basis Of Sex
Monday, May 6 // 2pm & 7pm

2018, PG-13, 120 minutes

Documentary: Three Identical Strangers
Friday, May 10 // 2pm

2018, PG-13, 96 minutes

The Wife
Monday, May 20 // 2pm & 7pm

2018, R, 101 minutes

Welcome To Marwen
Wednesday, May 29 // 2pm

2018, PG-13, 120 minutes
 


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.

Sensory Friendly Film & Craft: The Greatest Showman
Thursday, March 21 // 7pm

Celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that becomes a worldwide sensation.  Starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, and Zac Efron.
2017, PG, 86 minutes

Sensory Friendly Film & Craft: Smallfoot
Thursday, April 18 // 7pm
2018, PG, 96 minutes

Sensory Friendly Film & Craft: Ralph Breaks The Internet
Thursday, May 16 // 7pm

2018, PG, 112 minutes

 

In our new series, Beyond Our Borders (aka B.O.B.), we are spotlighting one country each newsletter.  January, February & March programs will spotlight Israel.  See the Children & Teens sections for additional B.O.B. programs.

Film: A Journey To Jerusalem
Friday, March 22 // 2pm

This color documentary chronicles the musical concert on Mount Scopus in Israel a mere three weeks after the Six Day War. Leonard Bernstein and Isaac Stern join the Yoi Yisrael Philharmonic Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic, and the Tel Aviv Philharmonic Choir for stirring classical renditions by Mahler and Mendelssohn. The concert was recorded by Columbia records for release at a later date and accurately captured the live music in all its classic splendor. Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion sits proudly in the front row as the symphonies play to a capacity crowd. Scenes of the war, the Wailing Wall, schools and hospitals are also included as Bernstein and Stern tour the country and meet the people of Israel.  Starring Leonard Bernstein, Netania Davrath, and Isaac Stern.
1968, Not Rated, 84 minutes

Paint Night!
Tuesday, March 26 // 6:30pm //
Registration Required // Fee: $5
Tonight you will make an Israel inspired painting.  Kakadu Design was founded in 1990 by Aharon and Reut Shahar.  Aharon is a master carpenter and Reut is an artist.  They create these beautiful bold designs in wood in their gallery in Moshav Zafririm which is situated in the historic valley of Elah.

A Beyond Our Borders (aka B.O.B.) Program

Craft: Adult Clay Bracelets/Necklaces
Thursday, March 28 // 7 pm //
Registration Required // Fee: $5
Make clay Polymer necklaces or bracelets by Israeli artist, Elena Sevva. Patrons will construct the beads and then take them home to bake them.

 

Selling Your Home
Tuesday, March 19 // 11am (PLEASE NOTE: NEW DATE)

Hosted by Anne Donohoe of Home & Hearth Realty, learn all you need to know to sell your home.

Resume & Job Search Seminar
Wednesday, March 20 // 7pm

Get tips on creating and punching up your resume and ideas on how to search for that next job.

Senior Reverse Mortgage
Thursday, March 21 // 7pm
Are you 62 years old? Are you worried about making your daily bills, neglecting doing necessary home repairs,  because you don’t have the money. Come join us for a tutorial on how a Reverse mortgage can help take the stress out of aging in your home. We will cover the changes that have been put in place,  and address the myths that are not true about how the Reverse Mortgage works.  Please come join us for our Free Seminar which there will be a question and answer at the end of the talk. Presented by Intercontinental Capital Group.

Resume Clinic
Saturday, March 23 // 10am - Noon // Registration Required

Get one-on-one help as you look for that next job!  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.

 

Game Time
Mondays // 10am - 4pm // No Registration Required
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.  Please note: The Library is closed on Mondays, January 21 and February 18.

Scrabble
Wednesdays // 10am - Noon //
No Registration Required
Join us for a relaxing morning of Scrabble.

Stitchin’ Time
Second Wednesday of each month // 10:30am-12:30pm //
No Registration Required
Join fellow knitters, crocheters, and other crafters in this drop-in stitching club.  Please bring your own supplies.

Wood Carvers

Tuesday, March 19 // 1-4pm //
No Registration Required
All are welcome to join in on the wood carving fun!  Meet with other artists and craftsmen (and beginners) and learn from each other.  Must supply own materials and follow all safety rules.

TED, Coffee & Conversation: A Discussion Club for Adults
Thursday,
March 28 // 11am - Noon // No Registration Required
Join us as each session we watch a different, interesting TED Talk (15 minutes or so) video on a pressing world issue and then discuss over a cup of coffee.  All are welcome to each or any session, just drop on in!
 

Paint Night!
Tuesday, March 26 // 6:30pm //
Registration Required // Fee: $5
Tonight you will make an Israel inspired painting.  Kakadu Design was founded in 1990 by Aharon and Reut Shahar.  Aharon is a master carpenter and Reut is an artist.  They create these beautiful bold designs in wood in their gallery in Moshav Zafririm which is situated in the historic valley of Elah.

A Beyond Our Borders (aka B.O.B.) Program

Adult Clay Bracelets/Necklaces
Thursday, March 28 // 7 pm //
Registration Required // Fee: $5
Make clay Polymer necklaces or bracelets by Israeli artist, Elena Sevva. Patrons will construct the beads and then take them home to bake them.

A Beyond Our Borders (aka B.O.B.) Program

 

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

All-Day Class: Saturday, March 23 // 10am-4pm (THIS CLASS IS FULL)
 

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.
 

PLEASE NOTE:
Registration required for each course separately.
Fees are non-refundable after the course begins.


Monday Night Yoga: By The Isha Foundation (IN SESSION)
Monday, March 18 // 7-8:30pm //
Registration Required // No Fee
Join the Isha Foundation for a session of Yoga for Beginners. In this session you will learn simple but powerful yoga postures to balance and stabilize your system. No prior experience with yoga is necessary.  Please bring a yoga mat & a towel and arrive on an empty stomach.

Chair Yoga with Jill Ackison-Moses
Series 3: Fridays, March 22, 29, April 5 // 12:15-1:15pm //
Registration Required // Fee: $15
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.

Zumba Gold with Jill Ackison-Moses (NEW TIME)
Series 3: Wednesdays, March 20, 27 // 1-2pm //
Registration Required (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.
 

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

Sunday, March 24 // Noon - 4pm

 

Alzheimer’s Association Caregivers Support Group
Second Thursday of each month // 1pm

In cooperation with the Alzheimer’s Association, this support group is for those caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s, dementia, etc.  All are welcome – this is an open group.  Call 1-800-272-3900 to register.


Medicaid Enrollment Assistance for the Aged Blind and Disabled
3rd Tuesday of the month // March 19, April 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17, October 15, November 19, December 17 // 10am-12:30pm.

Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council will have facilitated enrollers trained by NY State Department of Health to assist the aged, blind and disabled populations enroll into the following programs: Medicaid, Medicaid Buy-In for Working People with Disabilities (MBI-WPD), Medicaid Spend-down, Medicare Savings (MSP), and Medicaid for Institutional Care in a Nursing home. Enrollment will run on a first-come, first-served basis, free of charge, and will be available every 3rd Tuesday of the month between 10am-12:30pm.
For more information, please call the Nassau Suffolk Hospital Council at 631-435-3000.


Benefits Of Alternative Therapies In Dementia Care
Tuesday, March 19 // 2pm

Alternative medical practices have been used worldwide for centuries and some alternative therapies are believed to be beneficial to people with dementia. This program explores the various types of alternative treatments available, the stated effectiveness of the treatments based off clinical trials and evidence based information, and the concerns associated with choosing a different course of treatment.

Better Balance & Fall Prevention
Saturday, March 23 // 10am-Noon // Registration Required
(IN SESSION)
Falls are a major cause of death and life changes for seniors.  Join representatives from Sportset as they show you how to improve your balance and help reduce the chance of falls in this interactive 6-part workshop.

Hearing Screening
Friday, March 29 // 10am-1pm

Adelphi University’s Hy Weinberg Center for Communication Disorders is offering free hearing screenings.  All ages can attend.

 

FURTHER DATES TBA
 

Next Chapter Book Club
Fridays // 3:30-4:30pm

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.  To join, please call Literacy Nassau @ 516-867-3580, ext. 21 or visit literacynassau.org.

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.


Sensory Friendly Film & Craft: The Greatest Showman
Thursday, March 21 // 7pm

Celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that becomes a worldwide sensation.  Starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, and Zac Efron.
2017, PG, 86 minutes

 


FURTHER LECTURES TBA
 

The Karpenteers
Sunday, March 31 // 2pm

This April will be the 50th anniversary of The Carpenters.  This show will be a tribute to their beautiful musical career.

 

Join us for these informal chats with your local elected officials. Learn more about them, what they do and about issues facing our town. Refreshments will be served!

FURTHER SESSIONS TBA
 

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.  Open mic follows the feature.  Writers are welcome to read up to three samples of their work.

FURTHER SESSIONS TBA
 

Next Chapter Book Club
Fridays // 3:30-4:30pm

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.  To join, please call Literacy Nassau @ 516-867-3580, ext. 21 or visit literacynassau.org.

Creative Writing Workshops
Wednesday, April 17 // 7pm
Wednesday, May 15 // 7pm
Barbara Novack, Molloy College's writer-in-residence, hosts these highly regarded workshops for fiction, non-fiction, memoir, and poetry writers of all levels.

 

Resume & Job Search Seminar
Wednesday, March 20 // 7pm

Get tips on creating and punching up your resume and ideas on how to search for that next job.

Resume Clinic
Saturday, March 23 // 10am - Noon // Registration Required

Get one-on-one help as you look for that next job!  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.

 

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

"Undecideability" & Computers: What Can Never Be Done
Wednesday, April 10 // 7pm
Featuring Dr. Saleh Aliyari of Adelphi University's School of Math & Computer Science.

The Biological Impact Of Stress
Wednesday, May 21 // 7pm

Featuring Dr. Carolyn Bauer, Assistant Professor for Biology at Adelphi University.
 

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

20th Century Blues
Sunday, March 24 // 2pm

A funny, brilliant play by Susan Miller, directed by Jocelyn Weston, following the annual gathering of four friends and the photos they take.

Proof
Friday, April 5 // 7pm
Sunday, April 7 // 2pm

Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play, directed by Nick D'Avanzo, this is a powerful play of mystery and surprise.

The 75th
Sunday, May 5 // 2pm

A funny and touching play about a 75th high school reunion by Israel Horovitz, directed by Debra Starker.

 

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.

FURTHER SESSIONS TBA
 


Tax Assistance
Wednesdays, February 6 through April 10 // 10am-2pm

The Town of Hempstead Department of Senior Enrichment offers free income tax assistance for seniors and low-income individuals of all ages.  Please bring last year’s tax return and all pertinent tax documents.  No reservations.  First come, first served.

Tell Your Story
FURTHER DATES TBA // 4:30pm // Registration Required
Tell Your Story is a StoryCorps-inspired opportunity for you to talk about…you! This is a meaningful and authentic experience, where you can take part in an interview and have the option of preserving this recording in the Library of Congress for posterity. Help us preserve Oceanside history, as well as your own unique journey. Register now for an interview by Tom Capone, recently retired School #2 Principal. Call 516-766-2360, option 4 to make a reservation to be interviewed.


Bus Trip: Hunterdon Hills Playhouse
Thursday, March 21 //
Registration Required // Fee: $92
Come enjoy lunch and a matinee showing of Take Me Away. Take Me Away to London where world-famous sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, and his trusted mate, Dr. Watson, are on a hilarious musical quest to solve one of his most baffling adventures… the mystery of love! Don't forget to save room for the unlimited dessert buffet!  Pick up @ Baldwin Library at 8 am. Return approx. 6:15 pm.

Community Active Shooter Training
Thursday, March 21 // 6:30pm

Don Longo, a recognized expert in security and active shooter training, will present this seminar on how you can help protect yourself and your family should the unthinkable occur.


 

Google Workshop
Monday, March 18 // 2pm (THIS IS THE CORRECT TIME, OUR NEWSLETTER HAD A TYPO)

Learn the basics of a few of the services Google has to offer. We will be going over how to: set-up a Google email (Gmail) account; send and open emails; send and open emails with attachments; and how to save important items to Google Drive.


 

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