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THE 2020 LONG ISLAND READS PICK IS IN! Light From Other Stars, by Erika Swyler

Join us for the 2020 Long Island Reads Selection Award Event honoring Erika Swyler for her novel Light From Other Stars. Erika was born and raised on Long Island and graduated from Miller Place High School. Both of her critically-acclaimed novels draw heavily from her experience of living in Long Island’s small towns. She will be speaking at:

Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library
999 Old Country Road, Plainview, NY 11803
Sunday, April 19, 2020 • 2:00 p.m.


FREE tickets will be available to the public beginning Friday, March 2 at 9:30 am at https://longislandreads.wordpress.com/

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Long Island Reads is an island-wide reading initiative, spearheaded by a group of Suffolk and Nassau County librarians, intended to bring together readers from across Long Island to discuss a book and participate in library-sponsored activities and associated events.

Prior to the Award Event on April 19th, Huntington Public Library we will be having an evening book discussion of Light From Other Stars in our Auditorium on April 15 at 7:00 p.m.

A synopsis of Light From Other Stars, by Erika Swyler: Decades after her grieving father, a laid-off NASA scientist, triggers chaotic changes in his pursuit of life-extending technology, astronaut Nedda Pappas must confront dangerous family secrets to stop a world threatening crisis. Join us to discuss this poignant, genre-bending novel that keenly illuminates the magical limits of science, while exploring in detail the bonds of family, friendship and love of home. 

Registration required. Open to all

 

Celebrate National Library Week - Film & Discussion: The Public
Friday, April 24 • 6:00 pm • Auditorium
Register using code HMA337
During a severe winter cold snap in Cincinnati, the public library becomes a place of refuge for the city's homeless. What begins as an act of civil disobedience turns into a stand-off with police. Celebrate National Library Week by joining us for a showing of The Public, starring, written, and directed by Emilio Estevez, and also starring Christian Slater and Alec Baldwin. Library staff will facilitate discussions before and after the movie in order to provide context and information about homelessness on Long Island and the changing roles of libraries in the community. Representatives from the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless, the Helping Hand Rescue Mission, and the Family Service League will join us to provide background and information on resources available for assisting the homeless. Long Island libraries are adding resources to assist community members faced with various social issues through programs such as Stony Brook's Social Work Intern program and HeLP, Stony Brook's Healthy Libraries Program. Huntington Public Library is one of four in Suffolk County to pilot these new initiatives.  Please bring a donation of food, socks, or personal hygiene items that we will share with the Helping Hand Rescue Mission and other local shelters.

 

 

Free Tax Preparation (AARP)
Saturdays, February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; March 7, 14, 21, 28; April 4, 11 • Appointment Slots are 9:00 am, 10:00 am, 11:00 am & 12:00 pm • Station Community Room
Register using code HSA045
Tax preparation at our Station Branch Library is 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. AARP Tax-Aide is administered by the AARP Foundation, in cooperation with the IRS. Electronic filing (e*filing) is included. You MUST 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. 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.

 

Vita Tax Preparation
Wednesdays, February 5, 12, 19, 26; March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8 • Appointment Slots are 3:00 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 5:30 pm, 6:00 pm, 6:30 pm, 7:00 pm • Station Community Room
Register using code HSA331
VITA tax preparation will be at the Station Branch on Wednesday starting in February and ending before April 15. Please bring the following to your appointment:

 

  • Proof of identification (photo ID).
  • Social Security cards for you, your spouse and dependents.
  • An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter may be substituted for you, your spouse and your dependents if you do not have a Social Security number.
  • Proof of foreign status, if applying for an ITIN.
  • Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents on the tax return.
  • Wage and earning statements (Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R, 1099-Misc) from all employers.
  • Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099).
  • Health Insurance Exemption Certificate, if received.
  • A copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available
  • Proof of bank account routing and account numbers for direct deposit such as a blank check.
  • To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms.
  • Total paid for daycare provider and the daycare provider’s tax identifying number such as their Social Security number or business Employer Identification Number.
  • Forms 1095-A, B and C, Health Coverage Statements.
  • Copies of income transcripts from IRS and state, if applicable.
Registration required. Appointments are open to all.

 

 

Art Project with Lauren Singer Paper Mosaic Portraits
Saturday, February 22 • 2:00 pm • Meeting Room
Register using code HMA622
Create a unique portrait from a selection of photos, using bits and pieces of text, colored papers, and drawing. Examples of traditional and contemporary mosaic art serve to inspire you. It’s easy and the results are beautiful! Registration required. HPL cardholders only.  

 

 

 

 

Inside Your iPad and iPhone
Saturday, February 22 • 2:00 pm • Station Classroom
Register using code HSA376
Learn all about the settings on your device. In this class, you will learn about settings for your display, notifications for Mail, Calendars, etc. and protecting your security with Privacy settings, what can impact battery life, and much more. Bring your device and your questions. Prerequisites: Introduction to the iPad and iPhone or equivalent. Comfort with your device. Bring Apple ID and Password.   Registration required. Open to all.

 

 

 

Great Book Discussion Group: The Man Who Could Work Miracles

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Monday, February 24, 2020 · 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm · Auditorium

Register using code HMA302
“The Man Who Could Work Miracles” by
H.G. Wells (1866-1946)
. George McWhirter Fotheringay is a mild-mannered clerk who asserts the impossibility of miracles until he realizes he has the ability to perform them. He can make a candle burn upside down and a walking stick blossom with roses. Finally, egged on and inspired by a vicar, Mr. Maydig, he performs a massive intervention into Earth’s physical system, with disastrous results. Critic Lela Phillips considers The Man Who Could Work Miracles to be a genuine fantasy classic. H.G. Wells is also the author of hugely popular works such as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds.

 

 

Geeks, Books and Coffee: Death on the Nile

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Monday, February 24, 2020 · 6:00 pm · Station Meeting Room 1, First Floor

Register using code HSA274
Stardust by Neil Gaiman
. In the tranquil fields and meadows of long-ago England, there is a small hamlet that has stood on a jut of granite for 600 years. Just to the east stands a high stone wall, for which the village is named. Here, in the hamlet of Wall, young Tristran Thorn has lost his heart to the hauntingly beautiful Victoria Forester. And here, one crisp October eve, Tristran makes his love a promise -- an impetuous vow that will send him through the only breach in the wall, across the pasture... and into the most exhilarating adventure of his life.   Registration required.  Open to All.

 

 

SCORE : A Business Plan: Why You Need One
Wednesday, February 26 • 7:00 pm • Meeting Room
Register using code HMA157

If you have a small business or want to start one, this class will introduce you to components of a business plan (what needs to be included), start-up costs, preparing a budget, cash flow projections, using a business plan to get financing, walking through an example that you're thinking about. SCORE workshops are taught by retired executives and business owners who donate their time to give advice to small businesses. Registration required. Open to all.

 

 

Gourmet Chinese Takeout Favorites with Chef Rob Scott
Friday, February 28 • 12:30 pm • Station Community Room
Register using code HSA377
Enjoy a menu of Cashew Chicken & Broccoli and Pineapple & Green Onion Fried Rice, all specially prepare by Rob Scott.   Registration required. Open to all.

 

 

 

 

 

Inside Your Android Device
Friday, February 29 • 2:00 pm • Station Classroom
Register using code HSA378
Learn all about the settings on your android device. In this class, we will discuss privacy settings, what can impact battery life, and app settings for Mail, Calendar and much more. Bring your device and your questions. Prerequisites: Comfort with your device.   Registration required. Open to all.

 

 

 

 

Bead & Stone Pendant Necklace
Wednesday, March 4 • 7:00 pm • Meeting Room
Design and create a beautiful necklace, selecting from a variety of pendants, crystals, glass beads, and semi-precious stones, including fresh water pearls, turquoise, granite, and citrines. Instructor is Ofra Levin. Registration required with a non-refundable payment of $10.00 online or in person.  HPL cardholders only. Registration for this class begins Monday, February 24.

 

 

Regularly Scheduled Adult Programs

 
Acting Workshop for Adults
Mondays,  February 17, 24; March 2, 9  •  6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Auditorium
Register using code HMA166
Explore your inner actor participating in Theater Games, Scene Study, Monologues, and a final group performance. Class size is limited to 22.  Registration is required with a non-refundable payment of $40.00 online or in person. HPL cardholders only.

 

 

Next Chapter Book Club
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Mondays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;  April 6, 20, 27  • 1:30 – 2:30 pm • Main Library, 2nd Floor
Register using code HMA264
Adults, 18 years and older, with developmental disabilities meet in a relaxed setting to form friendships through reading and talking about books. All reading levels welcome.  Our current book is The One and Only Ivan.  Our upcoming book is Rules. For information, contact Ms. Comerford at 631-427-5165, ext. 237 or email . Next Chapter Book Club's website is http://nextchapterbookclub.org.  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
Coloring, Art and Creativity Club
March 5, 12, 19, 26; April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30  •  1:00 – 3:00 pm • Meeting Room
Register using code HMA276
Bring your coloring, art or other creative project, along with your supplies, and enjoy two hours of relaxing art fellowship. On April 16, special guest Jody Leibrock will show you how to create Aboriginal-inspired paintings.  No registration required. Open to all.

 

 

 

Op Ed Fridays
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Fridays, February  21, 28; March 6, 13, 20, 27; April 3, 10, 17, 24  •  2:00 – 4:00 pm
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.

 

 

Gentle Yoga with Ann - Wednesdays & Saturdays at 338 Main
Saturdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28; April 4, 18, 25   •  11:15 am – 12:15 pm ($35 for 7 sessions) • Auditorium
Register using code HMA162

Wednesdays,  March 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 •  11:00 am – 12:00 pm ($40 for 8 sessions) • Auditorium
Register using code HMA163

Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher Ann McDermott-Kave teaches this class for all levels. Please bring mat, foam block, belt, and blanket or towel. REGISTRATION for fitness classes begins: March 2 for Huntington Public Library cardholders. If space permits, exercise classes will open to out-of-district 2 days before start date. Registration is required with nonrefundable fee payable online or in-person by credit card, check or money order. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat and towel or blanket to class.  All fitness classes require participants to sign a waiver on the first day.

Tai Chi for Seniors with RSVP Suffolk
Mondays. March 9, 16, 23, 30; April 6, 13, 20, 27  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (Free) • Station Community Room
Wednesdays, March 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (Free) • Station Community Room
Register using code HSA358
This twice weekly Tai Chi class is led by a certified instructor from the Suffolk County Department of Health Services. Tai Chi practice helps older adults improve their balance and increase their confidence. Self-initiated movements include body weight shifting, unilateral weight bearing, trunk rotation, ankle sways, and coordinated eye-head-hand movements. Limited to patrons 60 years and older. Fitness classes require participants to sign a waiver on the first day.  Registration begins March 2 for HPL cardholders. If space permits, exercise classes will open to out-of-district residents two days before start date. Limited to patrons 60 years and older.
Beginner English Classes
Beginner English Classes
Tuesdays, March 10, 17, 24; April 7, 21, 2  •  5:30 – 6:30 pm  •  Station Classroom
Thursdays, March 12, 19, 26; April 2, 9, 23, 30  •  5:30 pm 6:30 pm  •  Station Classroom
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 10, 17, 24; April 7, 21, 28  •  6:30 pm to 7:30 pm  •  Station Classroom
Thursdays, March 12, 19, 26; April 2, 9, 23, 30  •   6:30 pm to 7:30 pm  •  Station Classroom
Register using code HSA084
Designed for new English language learners inhelping develop fundamental writing, speaking,reading and listening skills. By the end of the course participants will be more spontaneous, independentand confident.  Registration required.  Open to all.

 

Chair Yoga with Bonnie
Tuesdays, March 10, 17, 24, 31; April 7, 14, 21, 28  •  10:45 – 11:45 am ($40; 8 sessions) • Auditorium
Register using code HMA500

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Thursdays, March 12, 19, 26; April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30  •  10:00 – 11:00 am ($40; 8 sessions) • Auditorium
Register using code HMA502
Gentle movements from the comfort of a chair help increase strength and mobility. Hand weights provided. REGISTRATION for fitness classes begins: March 2 for Huntington Public Library cardholders. If space permits, exercise classes will open to out-of-district 2 days before start date. Registration is required with nonrefundable fee payable online or in-person by credit card, check or money order. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat and towel or blanket to class. All fitness classes require participants to sign a waiver on the first day.  *Please note: February 20 session is at the Station Branch location.
Tai Chi with Joe Panico
Tuesdays, March 10, 17, 24, 31; April 7, 14, 21, 28  •  2:00 - 3:00 pm ($40; 8 sessions) • Auditorium
Register using code HMA505
Tai Chi is a Chinese form of exercise that helps reduce tension, improve balance and increase vitality. It incorporates breathing with slow and fluid movements, emphasizing correct posture and body mechanics. By placing our mind on our movements, we start to learn how to control our self. Registration is required with nonrefundable fee payable online or in-person by credit card, check or money order. Open to all. Registration for fitness classes begins March 2 for Huntington Public Library cardholders. If space permits, exercise classes will open to out-of-district 2 days before start date. 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.
Smart Driver Course (AARP)
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Mondays, April 13 & 20  •  9:30 am – 12:30 pm  •  Auditorium

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.
Empire Defensive Driving
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Saturday, March 14  •  9:30 am – 3:30 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.

 

 

 

Career Counselor @ Main Library
Career Counselor @ Main Library
Thursdays, March 19 & April 30  • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Make an appointment by calling the Reference Desk at 631-427-5165 ext. 251.   HPL cardholders preferred.

 

 

 

The Artist's Way: A 12-Week Workshop to Awaken your Creativity
Saturdays, March 21, 28; April 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 30; June 6, 13 • 10:00 am -12:00 pm • Meeting Room
*Meetings on May 2, 9, 16, 30 will be at the Station Branch
Register using code HMA722
According to The New York Times, “Julia Cameron invented the way people renovate the creative soul.” For this 12-week workshop, The Artist's Way Workbook, a companion to the international bestseller, serves as your guide. Facilitated by illustrator and author Annina Luck, participants engage in a variety of exercises and group discussion to awaken their creativity. Registration is required with a non-refundable materials fee of $25.00 paid online or in person. Registrants will be contacted when the workbook is available for pick up at the library. HPL cardholders only.

 

 

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Our Station Branch will soon be a Passport Acceptance Facility! We will be able to accept your application and mail it to the Department of State for processing. Please call the Station Branch Library at 631-421-5053 for more information. We hope to start this service early in the new year.

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