Personal Mandala
Saturday, March 21 • 2:00 pm • Meeting Room
Register using code HMA623
In this no rules workshop, create your own expressive mandala, also known as the circle of life. Meditative music and images of Tibetan sand mandalas inspire, while you explore symbolic imagery and add personal meaning to your work. Use design tools, markers, and watercolors, and a touch of bling. All materials provided. Limited space. Instructor is Lauren Singer. Registration required. HPL cardholders only.

 

 

Women: Why Your Voices Matter
Sunday, March 22 • 2:00 pm • Auditorium
Register using code HMA849
In recognition of International Women’s Day 2020, we welcome Barbara Field, accomplished writer, speaker and women's empowerment leader. Barbara will speak about her passion for helping women get their voices heard, including her work as a mentor for the Afghan Women’s Writing Project, giving voice to women who have faced oppression, and as regional manager of the international Op Ed Project, which helps women become thought leaders by publishing op-eds in the nation’s top newspapers. “Honestly, it’s about the power of words,” she says. “Words give you the power to change everything.” Barbara has worked at CBS, Harcourt Brace and major universities, and has published widely. She is a past member of SheWrites and a women's micro-financing group. She was part of the storytelling cast for Generation Women in NYC. She continues to facilitate memoir writing workshops for women. Registration required. Open to all.

 

 

Plants with Paul Levine:  Flowers & Vegetables for Early Spring
Monday, March 23 • 2:00 pm • Meeting Room
Register using code HMA547
Paul brings a selection of flowers and vegetables that you can grow. He discusses optimal soil, fertilizer, location and watering for plants, the benefits of planting in ground, in containers, and indoors, as well as how to deal with pests. Seven plants are raffled off at the end! Registration required. HPL cardholders only.

 

 

 

Great Books Discussion Group: Mario and the magician, by Thomas Mann

Thomas Mann (1875–1955)

Monday, March 23, 2020 · 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm · Auditorium

Register using code HMA302
"Mario and the Magician" by Thomas Mann (1875–1955)
An unnamed narrator has spent several weeks on vacation with his wife and two children in the southern Italian resort city of Torre di Venere (the Tower of Venus). An illusionist and magician with the stage name of Cavaliere Cippola (the Onion Knight) has come to town. Our narrator takes his family to see him perform, and watch as Mario, a local resident, becomes the audience participant in Cippola’s act. Written as it was during the Mussolini regime, critics have debated for years about the political nature of Mario and the Magician.

 

 

Healthy Libraries Program (HeLP): Nutrition
Tuesday, March 24 • 9:30 - 10:30 am • Auditorium
Register using code HMA634
Join us for an informational session offered by Stony Brook University School of Nursing. After the program, nursing student interns will be on hand for individual questions or concerns.

 

 

 

Healthy Libraries Program (HeLP):  Nutrition (Station Branch)
Tuesday, March 24 • 1:00 - 2:00 pm • Station Community Room
Register using code HSA634
Join us for an informational session offered by Stony Brook University School of Nursing. After the program, nursing student interns will be on hand for individual questions or concerns.

 

 

 

AARP Smart DriverTEK Workshop
Wednesday, March 25 • 2:00 - 3:30 pm • Meeting Room

Register using code HMA207

Technology is changing the driving experience. The new Smart DriverTEK workshop, developed jointly by AARP Driver Safety and The Hartford, will keep you informed of the latest high-tech safety features in your car. Learn all about blind-spot warning systems, forward collision warnings, smart headlights and more. Registration required. Open to all. 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, and possibly a reduction of up to 4 points on your driving record every 18 months.

 

 

Instant Pot Mexican Dishes
Wednesday, March 25 • 6:30 pm • Meeting Room
Register using code HMA619
Enjoy traditional Mexican cuisine with an Instant Pot twist. Aidan Bouchelle demonstrates two savory and spicy entrees and one tasty side dish of rice and beans. Registration required. HPL cardholders only. Classes open to all two days before the start date, space permitting. Please arrive 10 minutes before the program begins for check-in. Wait-listed patrons will be invited in after five minutes. Late arrivals are not guaranteed a spot.

 

 

Songbirds: Women in Folk
Friday, March 27 • 7:00 pm
Register using code HMA646
In this multi-media presentation, Patricia Shih highlights five great female folk singers, who have influenced generations of contemporary artists such as Ronnie Gilbert of The Weavers, Joan Baez, Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary, Judy Collins and Joni Mitchell. With projected photos, recorded narration and music, and her own live versions of some of the most beloved songs, Patricia celebrates the great folk boom of the 1950s–70s. Accompanied by Stephen Fricker on guitar. Registration required. Huntington Library cardholders may register online or by phone. Non-residents please call the library at 631-427-5165 to register. All registrants should arrive early in order to be checked in and seated before the start of the performance. Late arrivals are not guaranteed a spot.

 

 

Making Fermented Food
Saturday, March 28 • 2:00 pm • Meeting Room
Register using code HMA754
Learn the importance of having fermented foods in your diet. The body has 10 times the number of bacteria to human cells. Organic farmer, Renato Stafford, demonstrates how easy it is to make your own Sauerkraut, Kombucha, and Sour Dough Bread. He discusses the variety of vegetables that can be fermented and how to plan to grow the vegetables. See the step-by-step process of assembling all the ingredients into the finished product. Enjoy some tasty samples! Registration required. HPL cardholders only. Classes open to all two days before the start date, space permitting. Please arrive 10 minutes before the program begins for check-in. Wait-listed patrons will be invited in after five minutes. Late arrivals are not guaranteed a spot.

 

 

Tea Across Time Presentation
Sunday, March 29 • 2:00 pm • Auditorium
Register using code HMA820
The story of tea includes war, corporate espionage, Buddhist monks, Dutch smugglers and camel caravans. In this class we will talk about how tea is grown and processed, the history of its global spread, and where it comes from today. And, of course, we'll sample a few varieties such as Pu'erh, Darjeeling, and Tung Ting. Registration required. Open to all.

 

 

 

Beginner Mah Jongg
Mondays, March 30, April 6, 13 • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm • Meeting Room
Register using code HMA024
Learn the game that has fascinated people for thousands of years with its strategies, sequences, and combinations. This class introduces you to the tiles and basic moves. Jacqui has cards for you to use in class or you can purchase your own before you come to class at www.nationalmahjonggleague.org. Registration required. HPL cardholders only.

 

 

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
Op ed
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)
Smart-Driver-Course

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
Empire-Defensive-Driving
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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