Tony D’Adamo

A Potpourri of Paint, Pen & Pencil

January 6 – February 19. Artist’s reception January 14, 2:00 to 4:00 PM

Tony D’Adamo has been an illustrator and cartoonist for over fifty years. He earned his art degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, majoring in comic book, comic strip, book and magazine illustration. He started his professional career as a comic book artist with Fiction House Publications and worked with them until called to duty with the Army for the Korean War.

Upon returning from military service, he freelanced for pulp magazines, some of which included Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Children’s Digest, Field & Stream, and Women’s Day. He also has worked for Random House, Continental Press, American Book Company, Abingdon, Garrard, Gregg, Krames, Messner, Rand McNally, and Watts & Western Publishing.

As part of his freelance work and his seventeen year career as a senior illustrator with Educational Developmental Laboratories, a division of McGraw-Hill, he illustrated over some 200 children’s books and textbooks. His work has also appeared in film slides and filmstrips for a studio in New York City serving the advertising needs of Coca-Cola, Goodrich Tires, and IBM. From 1979 through 1995, Tony was a staff illustrator for the Art Department of Newsday doing cartoon and illustration work. He was recognized for his artistic achievements when he received the first Publishers Award in Graphic Arts from Newsday.

Since retiring from Newsday in 1995, Tony continues an active freelance career including work for Newsday, AMSCO Publications, Prentice-Hall, Troll Associates, Dover Publications, and many others.

Artist's website:



Darren Cerone

“Art Eclectic”

November 1, 2016 – December 30, 2016.

The intent of Darren Cerone’s show is to present the best of his traditional, experimental, and contemporary work. He believes the homogenous art show is dead and boring. Artists such as Prince (not the singer), Koons and Hirst have used the expansiveness of creativity to keep their work unbound. Darren’s influences in art are many and varied: Dali, Franzetta, Warholl, Bacon, Rockwell, Picasso, Hals, Vermeer, and Mucha.

Darren uses oil paints, acrylics, day-glo acrylics, gauche, spray enamel, pen and ink, pastels, and stencil. His surfaces are varied as he uses canvas, canvas board, illustration board, plywood, foam insulation, cardboard, masonite, vinyl flooring, string, steel mesh and cloth. The conceptual intent of his work is to produce rhythmic compression, decorative surrealism, color gradients, portraiture, tributes with a twist and emphasis on line, form, and color rather than pictorial accuracy.

Born and raised in Hicksville, Darren attended Pratt Institute and finished his studies at Empire State College where he received a BFA. He has completed about thirty portraits in the last five years, and has shown at the University of Arizona, the Empire State College, and at the Farmingdale College Campus.

Darren has illustrated for vampire, sci-fi and risqué magazines, and he currently works at the Huntington Public Library.

You can email Darren at .



Cultivating Creativity at the Hecksher Museum of Art

July 1, 2016 – August 27, 2016.

Celebrate all of the art-making that’s been happening at the Museum with this summer exhibition at the Huntington Public Library! Every day, Museum visitors of all ages are inspired to create artwork in the interactive Central Gallery.

Whether you are 2 or 102, you can make a Digital Action Painting on the 55-in touchscreen, create a mixed media masterpiece at the “Create Your Own” Activity Station, or pose with props at the Selfie Station.

This exhibition features all of the fun, with a broad selection of visitor-created images. Get inspired and plan a visit to the Museum today to create your own masterpieces and memories!

Artist Inquiries should be directed to or call (631) 351-3214



All Cities Branch of the National League of American Pen Women

“Personal Visions”

May 1, 2016 – June 18, 2016. Artists Reception & Performance: Saturday, May 14, 1:30-4:00 pm

Our All Cities Branch of the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) is one of several chapters that were founded in the state of New York. The National League of American Pen Women has branches or chapters in every state and a Pen Arts Building in Washington, D.C. Its headquarters, the Pen Arts Building, is located in the lovely Dupont Circle area of Washington. The national league has a national board of directors with representatives elected to two year positions. The national board meets quarterly and directs league activity from Washington. The national charter governs the individual branches.

The league was founded to promote women’s professional activities in the Visual Arts, Literature (prose and poetry) and Musical Composition. It is the goal of the national league and each of the branches, to bring women’s accomplishments in the above areas, to the attention of each community where the branch and its members is located. In this way, the individual’s work can be seen, read, published and performed in the community. The All Cities Branch has many poetry readings during the year, sponsors a high school poetry contest yearly and has many art exhibitions during each year.

The art exhibition has as its title “Personal Visions”. Each of the participating artists will work with that topic and interpret it in their chosen medium of photography, oil, watercolor, pastel, pen and ink and mixed media. The poets will be reading their work at the reception. We are excited about exhibiting our work and reading our poetry for the Huntington community. We would like to thank the Huntington Public Library and Laurene Tesoriero, the Art Gallery Coordinator for their help.

Inquiries should be directed to Eleanore O’Sullivan's e-mail:



Berndt Toast Gang Artists

“Cartoonist Showcase”

March 1, 2016 – April 24, 2016. Meet the Artists: Sunday, March 6th, 2:00 to 4:00pm

The Berndt Toast Gang began after World War II, when local cartoonists would visit wounded soldiers in local VA hospitals and draw for them (a tradition that continues to this day with members drawing for children suffering from life-threatening diseases, and visiting the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan). It wasn’t until 1966 that the members decided to meet once a month to talk shop, laugh, and commiserate.

The Berndt Toast Gang (named after the late Walter Berndt who was the creator of the long-running strip, “Smitty”) is one of the largest Long Island branches of the National Cartoonists Society. Since all the members work from their own studio, meeting for lunch once a month seemed the best way to keep abreast of each other’s progress. It has become a tradition that the members raise a toast to a departed cartoonist at every lunch. The Gang has lost many talented people through the years, and added many new friends. Almost fifty years later, the Gang still meets every month.

All the artists pride themselves as being one big family. Their goal is to strengthen the membership of the Berndt Toast Gang, and to share their work and talents with the community.

Artist Inquiries should be directed to Adrian C. Sinnott's e-mail:



Celicia Cargill

“Art From The Heart”

January 9, 2016 – February 21, 2016. Artist Reception: Saturday, January 16th 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Celicia Cargill is the founder and owner of Authentic Heartwork LC. She was born and raised on the beautiful island of Jamaica for 16 years of her life. On August 3, 1999, Celicia migrated to USA, and now resides in the Empire State, New York City.

It was on June 7, 2012, Celicia’s 30th birthday, that she visited Sedona, Arizona and connected with her innate talents. After spending several days at the Mago Retreat Center, and many hours of meditating on Bell Rock, she had an epiphany and returned to New York with an urge to paint. Currently her art has been sold to over 52 collectors worldwide. After just two years of experience, her heart touches others through her art work.

As a self-taught artist, Celicia is currently exploring and developing her skills and abilities in various disciplines including acrylic painting, writing and photography. As her vision expands, triple and quad canvas pieces have been a new addition to the wide variety of collector items. These extended pieces are very special to Celicia because when they are displayed together on a wall, they tell multitude of distinct and remarkable stories.

You can email Celicia Cargill at . One of her friendly service representatives will respond within 24 hours. She can also be reached at her office by calling (516) 418-4137 between the hours of 10am and 6pm Eastern Standard Time.



Susan Bird

“Work On Canvas”

November 29, 2015 – December 27, 2015. Artist Reception: Sunday, December 6th 2:00-4:00 pm

I begin with no preconceived ideas. I make a gesture or a block of color, then another. I repeat then I reflect. If something suggests form or movement I enhance it and go along with it. This requires confidence in the act of painting as it is spontaneous.

I have studied with three artists and from each I took something. From Steve Lampasona it was the courage to pursue my idea of what I envisioned my painting to be. Kyle Blumenthal encouraged me to try something different- new techniques, materials and products. Stan Brodsky influenced me as a beginning abstract expressionist by guiding me to gain the freedom and confidence to discover my path to abstraction.

My paintings have been in shows sponsored by Manhasset Art Association (Art in Autumn 2011, 2012, Visions 2012), Art League of Long Island (members exhibit 2012, 2013, Earth and Wind 2013), Hutchins Gallery, L.I. University (Stan Brodsky: Homage to a Master 2014), Bryant Library, Roslyn (solo show Energy 2014), South Huntington Library (Variations in Abstraction 2015).

Artist Inquiries e-mail:



Regularly Scheduled Adult Programs

Op Ed Fridays
Fridays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; April 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, 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.  
Advanced English Classes
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Mondays, March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1, 18, 15  •  6:30 pm to 7:30 pm  •  Station Classroom
Register using code HSA058
Students will be expected to demonstrate a comprehensive vocabulary at a level that utilizes real world English Language material and express themselves in a cohesive manner. Students will be expected to demonstrate a comprehensive vocabulary at a level that utilizes real world English Language material and express themselves in a cohesive manner. Discussions on various topics including current events will be covered. Students are expected to participate.  Registration required.  Open to all.


Next Chapter Book Club
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Mondays, March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8, 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.  Adults 18 years and older with developmental disabilities meet in a relaxed, community setting to form friendships through reading and talking about books with librarian Maureen Comerford. Regardless of reading level, all are welcome. Some books we’ve enjoyed are Mary Poppins, Seabiscuit, and Who is George Lucas?  For information, contact Ms. Comerford at 631-427-5165, ext. 237 or email . Next Chapter Book Club's website is  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
Beginner English Classes
Beginner English Classes
Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19;  April 2, 9, 16  •  5:30 – 6:30 pm  •  Station Classroom
Thursdays, March 7, 14, 21; April 4, 11, 18  •  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 5, 12, 19; April 2, 9, 16  •  6:30 pm to 7:30 pm  •  Station Classroom
Thursdays, March 7, 14, 21; April 4, 11, 18  •  6:30-7:30 pm  •  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.


Career Counselor @ Main Library
Career Counselor @ Main Library
Wednesdays, March 6 & April 10 •  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, March 7, 21; April 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.




Introductory Spanish Language for Adults, Part 2
Fridays, March 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5, 12, 19 & 26 • 6:00 pm · Station Classroom
Register using code HSA326
As an immersion class, students will continue to develop the ability to introduce themselves, talk about their personal and daily life, conduct small talk, ask questions when travelling, understand Spanish expressions and more. This class is for all students with either little or no Spanish knowledge.   Registration required. HPL cardholders only.



Senior Advocate
Senior Advocate
Monday, March 11 •  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.




Fearless Watercolors
Wednesdays, March 13, 20, 27; April 3, 10, 17, 24 • 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm • Meeting Room
Register using code HMA832
Discover new watercolor techniques and trust your instincts with color. Jan Guarino provides demos and constructive critiques. Projects include landscape, portrait, floral or still life. Bring supplies. A recommended list is at the public service desks and in the online program record. A non-refundable payment of $35.00 is due at time of registration. Registration required. HPL cardholders only.




Empire Defensive Driving
Saturday, March 16 •  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.




Citizenship Class
Wednesdays, March 20, 27; April 3, 10, 17, 24;Wednesdays, March 20, 27; April 3, 10, 17, 24;  May 1, 8  •  3:00 - 4:30pm · Station Classroom
Register using code HSA117
Planning on taking the Citizenship exam? Learn about the process of becoming a citizen, prepare for your citizenship interview and study United States history and government for the examination in these classes led by Laura McKinley.   Registration required. Open to all.




Smart Driver Course (AARP)

Saturday, April 20  •  9:30 am – 4:00 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
Tuesdays, March 12, 19, 26; April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30  •  10:45 am – 11:45 am ($40; 8 sessions) • Auditorium
Register using code HMA500


Thursdays, Thursdays, March 14, 21, 28; April 4, 11, 18, 25  •  10:00 am – 11:00 am ($35; 7 sessions) • Auditorium
Register using code HMA502
Gentle movements from the comfort of a chair help increase strength and mobility. Hand weights provided. Registration begins March 1 for HPL cardholders and, space permitting, two days before start date 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.




Gentle Yoga with Ann
Wednesdays, March 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8, 22, 29 • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm ($35 for 7 sessions)  •  Station Community Room
Register using code HSA336
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 March 1 for HPL cardholders and, space permitting, two days before start date for out-of-district residents.  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:

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