Long Island Reads… Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Eric Larsonwake
Each year, readers from all over Long Island gather together to participate in this Island-wide reading project intended to bring together readers from across Nassau and Suffolk Counties to discuss a book with a Long Island connection and participate in library-sponsored activities and events associated with it. This year’s pick, by Freeport native Eric Larson, explores the events surrounding the ill-fated May 1915 voyage of the Lusitania and the lives and deaths of the huge ocean liner’s many passengers in this suspenseful best-seller which will appeal to readers of historical fiction and history buffs alike. There are several ways to participate in Long Island Reads events:
  • Check out or download a copy of Dead Wake from the Huntington Public Library collection; CD books and Large Print versions are available. Please ask one of our librarians to assist you in locating or downloading a copy.
  • Attend the free, ticketed, author event at the Hillwood Recital Hall on the C.W. Post Campus on Sunday, April 23 at 2:00 PM where Eric Larson will read from his work, talk about the process of writing Dead Wake and answer questions. Information about free tickets for the event may be found after March 15 at Tickets are required for entry to the event and seating will be first come, first seated.
  • Participate in a local book discussion of Dead Wake at the Huntington Public Library on Wednesday, April 19 at either 2:00 PM or 7:00 PM in our Main Meeting Room. The discussions are open to all. Please register using code HMA397.
  • Join us for a screening of the National Geographic documentary The Last Voyage of the Lusitania on Thursday, March 30 at 7:00 PM in our Main Auditorium. Martin Sheen narrates this 60 minute film which includes commentary from famed maritime explorer Dr. Robert Ballard as well as interviews with survivors of the tragic voyage. All are welcome. Please register for HMA669.




Free Tax Preparation
Saturdays, February 18 & 25; March 4, 11, 18 & 25; April 1 & 8 • Station Community Room
Register using code HSA045

Free Tax preparation is available at our Station Branch on Saturdays, beginning in February and ending before April 15. Please note that some tax information, especially from brokerage firms, may not be sent until the end of February. Appointments slots are: 9:00 am, 10:00 am, 11:00 am & 12:00 pm

AARP Tax-Aide is administered by the AARP Foundation, in cooperation with the IRS. Electronic filing (e*filing) is included. Please bring your current tax records and copies of your last filed federal and state tax returns. All persons listed on the tax return must be present and must bring a photo ID and a Social Security card or another form of Social Security verification. Call 631-427-5165 ext. 251, or 122, for complete information and to make a reservation. Registration required. HPL cardholders only for the first week; after that, appointments are open to all.

AARP Tax-Aide is a free tax counseling and preparation service, helping low and middle-income taxpayers, with special attention to people ages 60 years and older. AARP Tax Aide volunteers cannot prepare returns that include rental property, military income, alternative minimum tax, or those with many stock transactions.

Personal Finance Workshops from the Foundation for Personal Finance Education 501c3
Saturday, January 14 (Navigating Volatile Markets) • 10:00 am • Main Meeting Room
Saturday, February 11 (Estate Planning - Part 1) • 10:00 am • Main Meeting Room
Register using code HMA839
Presented by Craig J. Ferrantino, CWS® host of the radio show “It’s All About Retirement” who has more than 28 years of experience in the financial industry, starting in the JP Morgan Private Banking Group, moving to Salomon Smith Barney, then founding Craig James Financial Services, LLC, in Melville. In addition to financial expertise, Craig demonstrates excellence in working with charities and improving the community. Navigating Volatile Markets - This Money Managing Workshop will focus on the different ways that individuals can successfully “navigate” through the difficult unknowns of the current economy. Managing your investments and your retirement plan using the “sailing” strategy vs. “rowing” strategy will be discussed. In Estate Planning - Part 1, learn strategies to reduce estate taxes, ways to keep your family out of Probate court, and how to insulate your kids’ assets from their future creditors. Learn when to title real estate in Joint Tenancy and how it affects Capital Gains Taxes. Will the court allow your family to sell your house if you’re incapacitated? Which is better, a Will or Living Trust?.  Registration required. Open to all.



Wedneday, February 22, 2017 · 7:00pm · Main Auditorium

Register using code HMA814
“Henry Alsberg: Driving Force of the New Deal Federal Writers’ Project” by Susan DeMasi
. Susan DeMasi presents her biography on journalist and social justice pioneer Henry Alsberg. She looks at Alsberg’s work as a pre-civil rights era human rights champion and provides close-up examinations of WPA ex-slave narratives, including photographs, and print and audio oral histories from the 1930s. During the 1920s, Henry Alsberg led the struggle to aid Jewish pogrom survivors in Eastern Europe and initiated the first major effort to assist international political prisoners. During the Great Depression, he directed the WPA Federal Writers’ Project, which employed thousands of writers and produced more than 1,000 publications from 1935-39. He recruited African Americans to help write their own history and gathered oral histories from former slaves. Some writers went on to storied careers. Alsberg’s friends included literary and cultural luminaries like Richard Wright, Emma Goldman, Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter, and NAACP leader Walter White. DeMasi’s book will be on sale after the talk with 10% of proceeds donated to the Friends of Huntington Public Library. Susan DeMasi is a professor at Suffolk County Community College and an award-winning journalist, playwright, and screenwriter. Her work has appeared in the New York Times and other publications. Registration required. Open to all.

Regularly Scheduled Adult Programs

Coloring for Grownups Club
Thursdays, March 23;  April 13 & 27 • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm • Main Meeting Room
Register using code HMA276
Club founder Annina Wildermuth attends on the first date of each month to inform, inspire and support. Bring your own colored pencils, magic markers, gelly roll pens, pencil sharpener, coloring book.   No registration required. Open to all.




Sculpt and Crunch with Fran
Sculpt and Crunch with Fran
Saturdays, March 25;  April 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29  •  9:30pm to 10:30pm  •  Auditorium
Register using code HMA178
This class focuses on building strength and flexibility throughout the body with an emphasis on developing core strength and strong abdominal muscles using sculpting and cardio exercises. Class begins with a dynamic total body warm up then all muscle groups are challenged and toned through use of hand weights, resistance bands and resistance tubing. Class ends with full body stretch and cool down. All fitness levels welcome. Registration required with nonrefundable payment of $35.00 online, by credit card, or in-person by check or money order payable to Huntington Public Library. Huntington Public Library cardholders may register beginning Wednesday, March 1. Non-cardholders may register beginning Wednesday, March 8.




Beginner English Classes
Beginner English Classes
Tuesdays,  March 14, 21;  April 4, 11, 18, 25  •  5:30 pm - 6:30
Thursdays, March 16;  April 6, 13, 20, 27  •  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, March 14, 21;   April 4, 11, 18, 25  •  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.


Let's Talk Conversation Group
Let's Talk Conversation Group
Thursdays,  March 16;   April 6, 13, 20, 27  •  6:30pm to 7:30pm  •  Station Community Room
Register using code HSA058
Join a native English speaker for some casual conversation. Come prepared to speak in English. Group led by Myra Picard.  Registration required. Open to All.



Chair Yoga with Bonnie Millen
Tuesdays, March 14, 21 & 28;  April 4, 11, 18 & 25  • 10:45am - 11:45pm • Auditorium, OR
Thursdays, March 16, 23 & 30;   April 6, 13, 20 & 27 • 10:00am - 11:00pm • Auditorium
Register using code HMA500
Gentle movements, from the comfort of a chair, help increase strength and mobility for those who have difficulty with floor exercise. Hand weights provided. Registration required with a non-refundable fee for $17.50 at time of registration, payable online via credit card, or in-person via check or money order made out to Huntington Public Library. On March 1, if the class is not full, you may register and pay for a second class. Open to all.




Yoga Evenings
Yoga with Oksana (all levels)
Mondays, March 20 & 27;  April 3, 10, 17 &  24  •  7:00pm to 8:00pm  •  Auditorium
Register using code HMA175
Finally an evening yoga class! We hope it accommodates those with busy daytime schedules. All levels welcome. Registration required with a non-refundable payment of $30.00 either online by credit card or in-person by check or money order payable to Huntington Public Library.  Huntington Public Library cardholders may register beginning Wednesday, March 1. Non-cardholders may register beginning Wednesday, March 8.




Career Counselor @ Main Library
Thursday, March 16 & Tuesday,  April 4 •  6:00pm to 9:00pm
Make an appointment by calling the Reference Desk at (631) 427-5165, ext. 251.  HPL cardholders preferred.




Gentle Yoga with Ann
Wednesdays, March 15, 22 & 29;   April 5, 12, 19 & 26  •  11:00 am to 12:00 pm • Auditorium
Register using code HMA163
Registration required with nonrefundable fee of $35 either online, by credit card, or in-person by check or money order payable to Huntington Public Library. Huntington Public Library cardholders may register beginning Wednesday, March 1. Non-cardholders may register beginning Wednesday, March 8.




Empire Defensive Driving
Saturday, March 25  •  9:30 am – 3:30 pm (Must sign-in by 9:30 am) •  Main Meeting Room

Register using code HMA201
Open to all. Registration required with nonrefundable payment of $28.00 either online, by credit card, or in-person by check or money order payable to Huntington Public Library.




Smart Driver Course
Monday, April 10 & Wednesday, April 12 • 9:30 am – 12:30 pm  •  Main Meeting Room

Register using code HMA200
Oriented toward the 50+ driver, this class is open to younger drivers. Insurance companies give discounts to those completing the course, reducing license points. Registration required in-person with $20.00 (AARP members) or $25.00 (non-members) check payable to AARP. Open to all. New York State Driver’s license required.  Must attend both sessions.  Must sign-in by 9:30 am.


Next Chapter Book Club
Mondays, February 6, 13, 27  • 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm · 2nd Floor, Main Library
Register using code HMA264
Huntington Public Library and Literacy Nassau are happy to begin a 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 will be supported by Librarian Maureen Comerford and a Literacy Nassau volunteer. For more information, contact Librarian Maureen Comerford at: 631-427-5165, ext. 237, or email . You may also contact Kim Nau, Next Chapter Book Club Coordinator & Office Administrator for Literacy Nassau at (516) 867-3580, ext. 18.

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

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