Wednesdays, June 27; July 11, 18, 25; August 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 • 6:0 0 pm · Station Community Room
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.
Geeks, Books & Coffee
Monday, June 25 • 6:00 pm • Station Community Room
Join the library book club that is going to discuss all things geek culture. Books and comics are being turned into Movies & TV shows at a rapid pace, and we can’t get enough of them. Let’s binge together through the Nerdosphere! Every two months we will explore a particular theme that is of interest to the group. Starting off, the club will be discussing books that are headed to Film and TV screens near you! Come for an adventurous discussion of books, comics, TV and film and yes there will be coffee! The Alienist is the first foray into fiction by military and diplomatic historian Caleb Carr. This novel is set in 1896 at the advent of the psychological investigator. Dr. Kreizler is a psychologist who is often shunned by colleagues and polite society due to his unique views regarding the mentally ill. However, it is Kreizler Theodore Roosevelt, the police commissioner, turns to when a serial killer begins targeting New York's poor, immigrant children. With the help of his good friend, reporter John Schuyler Moore, a police secretary, and a pair of police detectives, Kreizler will use a psychological profile to track and catch the killer. The Alienist is a psychological thriller with a mix of true history that leaves the reader not only entertained, but fascinated by the rich detail drawn from reality. Registration required. HPL cardholders only.
Fitness Fusion with Dorothy Mandrakos
Fridays, July 6, 20, 27; August 3, 10 • 9:30 am · Station Community Room
Reap the rewards of both Yoga and Qigong in this cool class that combines the two disciplines. Not only will you shape and tone, but you’ll learn to relax and unwind with meditation techniques too. Registration required with non-refundable payment online by credit card or in-person by check/money order payable to Huntington Public Library ($25.00 for 5 sessions). Registration begins July 2 for Huntington Public Library cardholders, July 9 for out-of-district.
Introduction to Acrylics and Oil Painting with Elsie Callahan
Tuesdays, July 10, 17, 24; August 7, 14 & 28 • 12:30 - 2:30 pm · Station Community Room
By beginning with a simple still life, learn the practical basics of canvas preparation, brush handling, color blending and composition of oil painting. Understanding the fundamentals eliminates the frustration many people new to oil painting experience and frees them to find their individual painting style. Students gain confidence and advance in a comfortable and supportive atmosphere…and have fun! A non-refundable payment of $30.00 is due at time of registration online or in person by check or money order made payable to Huntington Public Library. Registration required. HPL cardholders only.
Document Shredding with Quality Shredding
Saturday July 14 • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm · Station Parking Lot
Have documents that need to shredded then we are here to help! Join the library and Quality Shredding in the Parking Lot of Huntington Station Branch and start shredding! No Registration required. Limit 3 bags or boxes per person, business shredding will not be allowed.
Introduction to Computers, Part 1
Saturday, July 14 • 2:00 pm • Station Community Room
For the computer novice, this class will get you started. Learn the basics right from the beginning: turning the computer on, using the desktop, working with the mouse, opening and closing programs, understanding windows elements, getting out of trouble, and turning the computer off. Registration required. Open to all.
Joseph P. Dwyer Veteran Peer Support Project
Wednesday, July 18 • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm • Station Community Room
The Dwyer Project provides programs and services, free of charge, to all veterans on Long Island of all eras. By leveraging military cultural values of trust, respect, perseverance, and self-reliance we facilitate successful reintegration by engaging other veterans who have shared experiences. Impact in the community has resulted in reduction of hospitalizations, sustained families, secured gainful employment, prevented homelessness, promoted daily wellness, and educated the civilian community as to the needs of our veterans. Each month the Dwyer Project will have a table at the Station Branch. Come by to get more information about how to get support for yourself or a loved one. No registration required. Open to all.
Savvy Sightseer's Food to Travel By
Friday, July 20 • 2:00 pm • Station Community Room
Jeanne Schnupp will prepare a selection of international dishes from her illustrated cookbook, Savvy Sightseer’s Food to Travel by. You’ll enjoy traditional taste treats from three countries while hearing about their background and some fun food facts. As you savor your samples, Jeanne will whisk you away on a visual tour of the countries with her stunning photo display. The journey for this class is Stockholm, Sweden. Jeanne will introduce to a popular Swedish custom – Fika! Swedes enjoy their coffee and a bite to eat during the day. We’ll sample some of their most popular dishes: a completely decadent rice pudding with lingonberries, an apple and almond cake and a chocolate-coffee cake. You’ll get recipes to take home! Registration required. Open to all.
Introduction to Computers, Part 2
Saturday, July 28 • 2:00 pm • Station Community Room
In the second session, learn how to work with text, files and basic word processing skills using MS Word. Prerequisites: Introduction to Computers 1 Registration required. Open to all.
Introduction to Computers, Part 3
Saturday, August 4 • 2:00 pm • Station Community Room
Organize your computer! This class provides an understanding of the Windows file management structure including drives, folders and files. Create folders, copy and move files, and delete folders and files. Prerequisites: Introduction to Computers 1 and 2. Registration required. Open to all.
Introduction to Computers, Part 4
Saturday, August 11 • 2:00 pm • Station Community Room
Learn how to get online, find information, understand the jargon of the Internet, and much more. Prerequisites: Introduction to Computers 1 and 2. Registration required. Open to all.
Introduction to Computers, Part 5
Saturday, August 18 • 2:00 pm • Station Community Room
In this hands-on, lecture and demo class you will learn how to send, receive, forward and reply to e-mail. Prerequisites: Introduction to Computers 1 and 2. Registration required. Open to all.
Serving Up Summer with Chef Rob Scott
Friday, August 24 • 12:00 pm • Station Community Room
Join the library for an exciting menu of Shrimp Tacos with Mango Slaw and Tortilla topped Mexican Corn & Tomato Soup. Registration required. HPL Cardholders only.
Featured at the Station
Tuesday, July 31 • 10:00 am to 4:00 pm • Station Community Room
Let us help you become a U.S. Citizen! Join the library for our second Citizenship drive. Please bring the following:
- Your green card.
- Information for your application about your address, work and travel history.
- If you are currently married: Please bring your spouse’s full legal name, date of birth, Social Security number, current address, date of marriage, “A” number (if your spouse has one) and the date and place of naturalization (if your spouse naturalized).
- Information about all your prior marriages and about all of your current spouse’s prior marriages, including date of marriage, date the marriage ended, and how marriage ended (copy of divorce/death/annulment papers).
- If you have been arrested: Bring ALL arrest and court documents, even if charges were dropped. If you don’t have these documents yet or don’t know where to get them you should still come to the workshop.
- If you wish to file for a fee waiver (I-912), please bring documents verifying your income, including a copy of last year’s tax return.
To Register please call Literacy Nassau at (516) 867-3580.
- Foreign language books for adults: French, Creole, Hindi, Korean, Spanish
- Literacy materials for adults
- Bi-lingual books for children
Classes for New English Speakers
Taught by a native English speaker in a casual and fun environment.
For more information call 631- 421-5053.
Beginner English Class
Tuesdays & Thursdays at 5:30-6:30 pm
Beginner-Intermediate English Class
Tuesdays & Thursdays at 6:30-7:30 pm
Rosetta Stone (language-learning computer program)
This computer program for learning English is available on all public computers for those who want to begin learning English or improve their English skills at any level. Start by making an appointment; call (631) 421-5053 or stop by the Station Branch. Then, use the program on your own at the library whenever the Station Branch is open. (Appointments: Mondays, 2:00 pm- 7:00 pm; Wednesdays, 5:30 pm-7:00 pm; Fridays, 9:30am-11:00am; Saturdays, 9:30am- 4:00 pm)
Literacy Suffolk Tutors
Literacy Suffolk trains volunteers to tutor new English learners. Ask a librarian for an application, or go to their website for more information.
Station Branch History
On October 1, 1929 the Board of Trustees of the Huntington Public Library elected Assistant Librarian Dr. Theodore Lyman Frost to start work on preparing a book collection for the Huntington Station Branch of the library. The opening was scheduled for December 8, 1929 with an initial collection of 700 volumes, including 300 children's books, 50 volumes of standard fiction, 100 popular reprints, 50 additional titles required for school reading, 100 books of reference and non-fiction, and 100 volumes of recent publications of all classes. The Old Memorial Library Building (the Village Library) transferred 150 volumes of duplicates in good condition to the Station Branch. The community made donations as well.