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An Evening with Russell Shorto: Author Talk & Book Signing
Thursday, October 25 • 7:00 pm • Auditorium
Register using code HMA971
Russell Shorto, an American author, historian & journalist, has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Time, among other publications. He has written six books and is most well-known for The Island at the Center of the World. His newest book, Revolution Song, a narrative history of the American Revolution, has been praised as “first-rate intellectual history” (Wall Street Journal), “literary alchemy” (Chicago Tribune) and simply “astonishing” (New York Times). Join us for what is sure to be a most informative and entertaining evening!  Registration required. Open to all.

 

 

 

Acting Workshop for Adults
Acting Workshop for Adults
Wednesdays, August 29;  September 5, 12 • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm • Auditorium
Register using code HMA166
Explore your inner actor participating in Theater Games, Scene Study, Monologues, and a final group performance to which your friends and family are invited. A non-refundable payment of $40.00 is due at time of registration, online or in-person. Limited to 22. Registration required. HPL cardholders only. Open to all on July 16.

 

 

The Artist's Way: A 12-week Program to Awaken your Creativity
Saturdays, September 15 through December 1 • 10:00 am –12:00 pm • Meeting Room
Register using code HMA722
Now a classic, The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity, by Julia Cameron, serves as your guide for this workshop. Annina Luck, illustrator and writer of historical picture books, facilitates weekly meetings. Registration is required with a non-refundable materials fee of $25.00 online or in person. Open to all.

 

Secrets of Risotto
Monday, October 15 • 7:00 pm • Station Community Room
Register using code HSA325
Risotto is a hearty, warming, creamy and versatile Italian rice dish that has found popularity around the world. Join Elena Florenzano and learn about the slow-cooking technique, the kind of rice to us and tips to make the perfect risotto. Tasting and risotto recipe will be shared.   Registration required. HPL cardholders only.

 

 

 

Meet One-on-One with a Caregiver Ambassador
Monday, October 15 • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm • Adult Reference Desk
Register using code HMA996
If you are a caregiver, meet privately with a licensed social worker from Parker Jewish Institute to learn about caregiver programs, medical and respite care, benefits, support groups, free memory screenings, how to speak with your doctor about memory problems, and the importance of taking a break! Open to all. First come, first served. Go to the Adult Reference Desk to be directed to the meeting location.

 

 

 

Smart Driver Course
Mondays, October 15 & October 22 • 9:30 am – 12:30 pm • Meeting Room
Register using code HMA200
Oriented toward the 50+ driver, but open to younger drivers. New York State Driver’s license required. Registration required in-person with non-refundable payment of $20 .00 (AARP members) or $25 .00 (nonmembers) with check or money order payable to AARP.   Open to all.

 

 

 

Improvisational Theater and Playwriting
Improvisational Theater and Playwriting
Tuesday, October 16 • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm • Auditorium
Register using code HMA559
Sharpen your wit and improve your memory, as you imagine problems, consider creative solutions and perform them on stage. Dr. Milton Bloch, Director.   Registration required. Open to all.

 

 

 

Regularly Scheduled Adult Programs

 
Career Counselor @ Main Library
Career Counselor @ Main Library
Tuesdays in September & October  •  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Make an appointment by calling the Reference Desk at 631-427-5165 ext. 251.   HPL cardholders preferred.

 

 

 

Coloring Club
Thursdays, September 6, 20, October 4, 18  •  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm  •  Meeting Room
Register using code HMA276
Relax while coloring or making simple, fun, paper crafts. Bring your own coloring supplies. Annina Luck provides a craft activity and inspiration on the second of the two dates each month.  No registration required. Open to all.

 

 

 

"Walk This Way" Walking Club
Fridays, August 24 & 31;  September 7, 14, 21 & 28;  October 5, 12, 19 & 26  •  9:30 am - 10:30 am
Register using code HMA615.
We are still walking! A great opportunity to get fit with friends, and meet new people, too. Wear your walking shoes, bring a Fitbit or step tracker to track your steps, and “Walk Your Way” to a better you!  Meet at Heckscher Park, Route 25A & Prime Avenue, in the parking lot on Prime Avenue. Registration required. Open to all.

 

 

 

Op Ed Fridays
Op-Ed-Fridays
Fridays, August  24;  September 7, 14, 21 & 28;  October 5, 12, 19  &  26  •  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm  •  Meeting Room
Register using code HMA524
Discuss articles about current issues with Dr. Milton Block, faculty member at Queens College and the Life Long Learning Institute.   No registration required. Open to all.

 

 

Monthly Caregiver Support Group
Mondays, September 10, October 1, November 5, December 3, January 7, February 4, March 4, April 1 • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm • Meeting Room
Register using code HMA293
If you’re caring for a family member or friend with Alzheimer's disease or another dementia, this monthly support group is for you. Staff from Parker Jewish Institute facilitate these meetings to provide you with emotional and tangible support to reduce burn-out and illness. For more information, call 516-586-1507.Open to all. Registration is for 8 meetings.  
Senior Advocate
Senior Advocate
Monday, September 10  •  10:00 am - 12:00 pm  •  Main Library’s Main Floor
A Senior Advocate from the Suffolk County Office of the Aging, will assist seniors with complicated forms and answers questions regarding county programs and services for seniors. No registration required. Open to all seniors and those who have concerns about a senior issue. Please check-in at the Reference Desk upon your arrival.

 

 

 

Beginner English Classes
Beginner English Classes
Tuesdays, August 21 & 28;  September 11, 25; October 2, 9, 16 & 23  •  5:30 pm - 6:30
Thursdays, August 23 & 30;  September 13, 27;  October 4, 11, 18 & 25  •  5:30 pm - 6:30
Register using code HSA083
All sessions are in the Station Community Room. Huntington Library is offering beginner English class for new English speakers with little or no English skills. A Native English speaker will teach this class which is designed to help new English speakers practice and improve Basic English skills in a casual and fun environment. Participants may attend as many sessions as they like. Registration required. Open to all.

 

Intermediate English Classes
Intermediate English Classes
Tuesdays, August 21 & 28;   September 11, 25; October 2, 9, 16 & 23  •  6:30 pm to 7:30 pm  •  Station Community Room
Thursdays, September 13, 27;  October 4, 11, 18 & 25 · 6:30-7:30 pm  •  6:30 pm to 7:30 pm  •  Station Community Room
Register using code HSA084
Improve basic writing, speaking, reading and listening in English. Learn language skills that will help you feel more independent and confident in daily life.  Registration required.  Open to all.

 

Empire Defensive Driving
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Wednesdays, September 12 & 19  •  6:00 pm – 9:00 pm  •  Meeting Room
Register using code HMA201
Drivers may reduce up to 4 points on their driving record or receive a 10 percent discount on vehicle liability, personal injury protection, and collision insurance for three years. Registration required with a nonrefundable fee of $28.00 payable online or in-person.  Open to all.

 

 

 

Bridge - Advanced Beginner/Intermediate
Bridge - Beginner
Fridays, August 24 & 31;  September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2  •  10:00 am – 12:00 pm • Meeting Room
Register using code HMA182
Accredited bridge teacher Susan Fishbein, will instruct you on bidding and playing. Bring the textbook Play of the Hand in the 21st Century (ACBL Bridge Series) to class. You may purchase it through Baron Barclay Bridge Supply/item #5180 at www.baronbarclay.com or by phone at 1-800-274-2221 or other retailers. Registration required. HPL cardholders only. Open to all on September 11.   Bridge Club follows directly after this program, November 9 – February 22.

 

 

Caregiver Ambassador Program
Monday, September 17  •  10:00 am – 12:00 pm  •  Main Library, Main Floor – Sign in at Adult Reference Desk
Register using code HMA969
As part of Parker Jewish Institute’s Willing Hearts, Helpful Hands Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Support Initiative, a Caregiver Ambassador will meet one-on-one with caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. The licensed social worker is trained to assist with information and referrals regarding caregiver programs, medical care, respite care, benefits, support groups, and more. She will offer free memory screenings, tips on how to speak with your doctor about memory problems, and will discuss with caregivers the importance of taking a break!   Open to all. First come, first served.

 

 

 

Next Chapter Book Club
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Mondays, September 17, 24;  October 1, 15 & 29   •  1:30 pm to 2:30 pm · 2nd Floor, Main Library
Register using code HMA264
In January 2018, Huntington Public Library and Literacy Nassau began the third year of our Next Chapter Book Club at the Main Library. This club provides an opportunity for adults (18 years and older) with developmental disabilities (DD) to gather together in a relaxed, community setting to form friendships through reading and talking about books. All are welcome, regardless of reading level. Members are supported by Librarian Maureen Comerford. For more information, contact Librarian Maureen Comerford at: 631-427-5165, ext. 237, or email . You may also contact Cindy Cabrera, Regional Director of Literacy Nassau's Next Chapter Book Club at (516) 867-3580, ext. 15.

The Next Chapter Book Club's national website may be found HERE

Tai Chi For Seniors, Level 1
Mondays and Fridays, September 24, 28; October 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29; November 2, 5, 9, 16, 19 • 10:00 am – 11:00 am • Auditorium
Register using code HMA503
This class meets twice a week and helps older adults improve balance and increase confidence. Limited to patrons 60 years and older. Free. Registration begins September 4 for HPL cardholders and September 18 for out-of-district residents. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat and towel or blanket to class. Fitness classes require participants to sign a waiver on the first day. Thanks to the Suffolk County Department of Health Services for sponsoring this program.
Smart Driver Course
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Mondays, October 15 & October 22  •  9:30 am – 12:30 pm  •  Meeting Room

Register using code HMA200
Oriented toward the 50+ driver, but open to younger drivers. New York State Driver’s license required. Registration required in-person with non-refundable payment of $20.00 (AARP members) or $25.00 (non-members) payable to AARP.   Open to all.
Chair Yoga with Bonnie Millen
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Tuesdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; November 6, 13, 20, 27; December 4  • 10:45 am – 11:45 am ($50 for 10 sessions) • Auditorium
Register using code HMA500

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Thursdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15, 29; December 6, 13 • 10:00 am – 11:00 am ($50 for 10 sessions) • Auditorium
Register using code HMA502
Gentle movements from the comfort of a chair help increase strength and mobility. Hand weights provided. Registration begins September 4 for HPL cardholders and September 18 for out-of-district residents. Registration required with non-refundable payment online or in-person. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat and towel or blanket to class. Fitness classes require participants to sign a waiver on the first day.

 

 

 

Gentle Yoga with Ann
Wednesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; November 7, 14, 21, 28; December 5 • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm ($50 for 10 sessions) • Auditorium
Register using code HMA163

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Saturdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27; November 3, 10, 17; December 1, 8, 15 • 11:15 am – 12:15 pm ($50 for 10 sessions) • Auditorium
Register using code HMA162
Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher Ann McDermott-Kave teaches this class for all levels. Please bring mat, foam block, belt, and blanket or towel. Registration required with non-refundable payment online or in-person. Registration begins September 4 for HPL cardholders and September 18 for out-of-district residents.   Fitness classes require participants to sign a waiver on the first day.

 

 

 

Forrest Yoga Evenings with Dorothy Mandrakos
Mondays, September 24; October 8, 15, 22, 29; November 5, 12, 19; December 10, 17 • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm ($50 for 10 sessions) • Auditorium
Register using code HMA844
Forrest Yoga with Dorothy Mandrakos focuses on breath, strength, integrity and spirit. Poses are held longer to help integrate emotions. Registration begins September 4 for HPL cardholders and September 18 for out-of-district residents. Registration required with non-refundable fee ($50 for 10 sessions) payable online or in-person. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat and towel or blanket to class. Fitness classes require participants to sign a waiver on the first day.

 

 

 

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A Social Work Intern from Stony Brook University will be on-site in both buildings for patrons to meet with, free of charge. Please call the reference desk at either buildings for details:

631-427-5165, ext. 250 or ext. 123

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The Library sells discounted tickets to several area attractions! Cash, check or money order is needed at time of purchase, payable to Huntington Public Library.  Credit Cards (Visa, Mastercard & Discover) are now also accepted.   Tickets may be purchased at the Main's and the Station Branch's Circulation Desks.
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