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Long Island Reads 2021:  The Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett

Join us for the Long Island Reads 2021 Selection Award Event honoring author Brit Bennett for her novel, The Vanishing Half on Sunday, April 11 at 2:00 pm.


A groundbreaking novel, which has spent over 25 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, The Vanishing Half, explores themes of race, family, and identity.

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The Vanishing Half was chosen as Book of the Month Club’s 2020 Book of the Year and was sent as the pick for the Good Morning America and Barnes and Noble book clubs. HBO will be adapting the novel into a limited series, with Bennett serving as Executive Producer. Bennett teaches in the Creative Writing and Literature Program at Stony Brook University/Southampton. She graduated from Stanford University and earned her MFA in fiction at the University of Michigan. Her 2016 debut novel, The Mothers, received critical acclaim and was also a New York Times best seller.

Hosted by Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, Bennett will receive her award at a virtual ceremony live on Crowdcast. Tickets are free of charge and will be available to the public beginning Monday, March 1, at 9:30 am through

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This event will also be streamed on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/li.reader.5

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.

A synopsis of The Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett: Separated by their embrace of different racial identities, two mixed-race identical twins reevaluate their choices as one raises a black daughter in their southern hometown while the other passes for white with a husband who is unaware of her heritage. 

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An Overview of Domestic Violence

Thursday, March 18 • 7:00 – 8:30 pm • Register online for HMA357
Registration is required to receive Zoom sign-in via email.


An Overview of Domestic Violence
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Join us for a presentation from the Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk County (VIBS) in exploring the topic of domestic violence. Topics include: potential warning flags, finding resources for support how to seek help in the event that you, or someone you know, may be experiencing violence.   Open to all. Registration is required. You will receive a Zoom link by email the day before the meeting.

 

Register using Code HMA357

 

 

Grab and Go Traditional Irish Soda Bread, via Youtube

Thursday, March 11 • 2:30 – 3:30 pm • Register online for HSA401
No Registration required. Open to all. A list of ingredients is available on the registration page.


Grab and Go Traditional Irish Soda Bread
Zoom

Learn to make traditional Irish Soda Bread with Chef Rob Scott, a delicious bread that can be enjoyed anytime! Pick up a kit containing dry ingredients for the recipe and then follow along, at home, on YouTube to prepare the perfect bread at home! Please note: Patrons will have to have other ingredients on hand at home to complete the recipe. Kits are limited and will be available to pick up beginning March 5. One kit per household. Registration required. HPL cardholders only.

 

Register using Code HSA401

 

 

Taste of the Irish with Chef Rob Scott, via Facebook Live

Saturday, March 13 • 3:00 – 4:00 pm • Register online for HSA406
No Registration required. Open to all. A list of ingredients is available on the registration page.


Taste of the Irish with Chef Rob Scott, via Facebook Liv
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Join Chef Rob Scott for a tasty spring event! Menu for March is Irish Soda Bread Biscuits, Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies with Andes Candies, Corned Beef and Cabbage in a slow cooker, and St. Patrick’s Day Peppermint Ice Cream Shake. This will feed a family of four.

 

Register using Code HSA406

 

 

“Kiss Me, Kill Me” Mystery Book Discussions with Donna: Walking the Perfect Square with Special Guest Author Reed Farrel Coleman

Tuesday, March 16 • 2:00 – 4:00 pm • Register online for HMA165
Registration is required to receive Zoom sign-in via email.


Walking the Perfect Square with Special Guest Author Reed Farrel Coleman

Walking the Perfect Square by Reed Farrel Coleman

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As Moe Prager waits to call his daughter for her 18th birthday, he is desperate to find a way to make sense of what has caused his once-happy family to implode. As he waits, Prager receives a call that might not only solve a case that has haunted him and his wife for twenty years, but might also supply the glue to patch his family back together.  Open to all. Registration is required. You will receive a Zoom link by email the day before the meeting.

 

Register using Code HMA165

 

 

Painted Daisy Wine Glass with Pamela, via Zoom

Saturday, March 20 • 2:00 to 3:00 pm • Register online for HSA411
Registration is required to receive Zoom sign-in via email.


Painted Daisy Wine Glass with Pamela
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Join Pamela in a wine glass painting event and make gorgeous hand painted daisy glasses to brighten the table. Get step-by-step instruction with all materials provided for you prior to the course. No prior painting experience needed. Let your creativity flourish! Pickup up your materials beginning March 16 at the Station Branch.    Registration required. HPL cardholders only.

 

Register using Code HSA411

 

Regularly Scheduled Adult Programs

 
Next Chapter Book Club via Zoom
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Mondays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5, 12, 19, 26 • 1:30 – 2:30 pm • 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Register using code HMA264
Adults, 18 years and older, with developmental disabilities meet via ZOOM to form friendships through reading and talking about books. All are welcome, regardless of reading level, led by librarian Maureen Comerford. SSome of the books that we have enjoyed are The One and Only Ivan, Marley and Me, and Who was Dr. Seuss? Currently, we are enjoying Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen. For information, contact Ms. Comerford at 631-427-5165, ext. 237 or email . Next Chapter Book Club's website is http://nextchapterbookclub.org.
Beginner English Classes via Zoom
Beginner English Classes
Tuesdays, March 2, 9, 16; April 6, 13, 20  •  5:30 – 6:30 pm
Register using code HSA083
Open to adults 18 years and older. For details, call 631-421-5053. These classes, taught by a native English speaker, will teach basic skills in a casual and fun environment. Participants may attend as many sessions as they like. Registration required. Open to adults 18 years and older. For details, call 631-421-5053.

 

Op Ed Fridays via Zoom
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Fridays, March 5, 12, 19, 26; April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 • 2:00 – 3:00 pm  •  2:00 – 4:00 pm
Register using code HMA524
Come share your thoughts on a changing world. We will discuss articles and share opinions on health systems, U.S. foreign policy, the current financial crisis, socialism and democracy. Leading the discussion is Dr. Milton Bloch, faculty member at Queens College and the Life Long Learning Institute, and resident of Huntington. Join us for this weekly thought provoking hour.  Open to all.  Registration, with email address, is required. You will receive a Zoom link by email prior to the program beginning.

 

 

Virtual Career Counseling via Zoom
Career Counselor @ Main Library
Tuesdays, March 9 and April 6 • 6:00 – 9:00 pm
During this difficult time the library is pleased to offer Career Counseling remotely. Make an appointment by calling the Reference Desk at 631-427-5165 ext. 251/252.   HPL cardholders preferred.

 

 

 

Restorative Yoga with Angela via Zoom
Tuesdays, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
March 9, 16, 23, 30; April 6, 13, 20, 27  •  8 sessions, $40
Register using code HMA029

For this program, you’ll need two blocks (or books), a blanket (throw blanket) and a bolster (or a standard size pillow). We will explore postures that will allow your mind, body and spirit to find stillness and peace as we seek to release tightness, tension and discomfort found within. This practice enables deep relaxation as you release into poses for longer periods of time with the use of props to completely support you. Angela Williams-Jones has multiple Yoga certifications, Kundalini Training, Advanced Teacher Training is a Usui Reiki Master/Trainer. Registration is required. Open to all.  A Zoom link will be emailed to you before the first meeting.

QiGong with Leslie via Zoom
QiGong with Dorothy Mandrakos
Mondays, March 22,29;  April 5, 12, 19, 26; May 3, 10  •  5:30pm - 6:30pm  •  8 sessions, $40
Register using code HMA025
Many ancient Chinese exercises of QiGong (“chee-gung”) evolved over 2000 years. The fluid, low impact meditative movements chosen for this series are easy to learn and non-strenuous. Practitioners can look forward to revitalizing body, mind, and spirit while enjoying supportive benefits of calmness, deeper breathing, and better circulation, balance, focus, and coordination. Teacher Leslie Martin meets you wherever you are in your health and physical ability. Wear comfortable loose clothing. Have a chair handy with a back and a firm seat. Registration required. HPL cardholders only.

 

Gentle Yoga with Ann McDermott-Kave via Zoom
Saturdays, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturdays, March 27; April 3, 10, 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15  •  8 sessions, $40
Register using code HMA162

The instructor teaches Iyengar Yoga for all levels. Please have a mat, foam block, belt, blanket or towel. Registration required. HPL cardholders only. Limited to 24.

Pranayama: The Yogic Art of Breathing via Zoom
Pranayama: The Yogic Art of Breathing
Saturdays, March 27; April 3, 10, 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15  •  12:15 - 1:15 pm  •  8 sessions, $40
Register using code HMA506
The practice of Pranayama involves quiet, restorative postures of the body, seated or lying down, while focusing on various breathing techniques. Through pranayama, our minds learn how to concentrate and we reduce tension in the brain. Please have a mat and 2 blankets. Registration required. HPL cardholders only.

 

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