News Flash! Our Summer Reading Program Is All in One This Year!

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Register anywhere in the library ... Customer Service Desk, Adult Reference Desk, Youth & Parent Services, at the Station Branch or from the comfort of your own home at www.myhpl.org using code HMA811 or HMJ811.

Registration begins Monday, June 14 at 10:00 am and receive your Welcome Packet upon registration.

Receive a raffle ticket for each book read and submit your reviews by dropping off the form in the library or by emailing your reviews to:

For Adults:
or Children & Teen:

You can submit reviews beginning Tuesday, July 6th through Friday, August 27th. Raffle tickets will immediately go into a drawing for many different gift certificates to local businesses right here in town.

 

New! Bingo Board!

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Complete all the activities on your Bingo Board and receive a gorgeous HPL roll-up picnic blanket. The HPL Bingo Board is available in your Welcome Packet and it contains many activities to get you out and about in the community. Our popular HPL Prize Wheel is also back! For every bingo row completed (up to 4), visit us and spin the prize wheel for a fun gift. (Limit of 4 bingo spins per patron) The Prize wheel will be available at:

Main - Adult Reference Desk Main & Youth & Parent Services Desk
Station - Reference Desk

Look for Tails & Tales related programming in our summer newsletter!

 

 

Long Island Maritime History: Stories of Tragedy and Rescue via Zoom

Monday, May 17 • 3:00 - 4:00 pm • Register online for HSA412
Registration is required to receive Zoom sign-in via email.


Long Island Maritime History: Stories of Tragedy and Rescue via Zoom
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From the early colonial days to modern times, the shores and offshore waters of Long Island have often been the stage for fascinating drama. Tragic shipwrecks, heroic rescues, unbelievable courage and fascinating history are all part of the fabric of Long Island. The story of the Pelican, a fishing boat lost off Montauk in 1951, will be a featured story in this program, along with other spellbinding tales of marine rescues and shipwrecks. The program will conclude with an examination of the history of the Life Saving Services here on Long Island. Join Eco-Photo Explorers for a fascinating look into the maritime history that is Long Island.Registration required. Open to all.

 

Register using Code HSA412

 

 

“Kiss Me, Kill Me” Mystery Book Discussions with Donna: The Killings at Kingfisher Hill with Special Guest Author Sophie Hannah

Tuesday, May 18 • 2:00 to 4:00 pm • Register online for HMA165
Registration is required to receive Zoom sign-in via email.


The Killings at Kingfisher Hill with Special Guest Author Sophie Hannah

The Killings at Kingfisher Hill by Sophie Hannah

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While traveling from London to Kingfisher Hill to discreetly investigate murder allegations against a wealthy client’s wife, Hercule Poirot swaps seats with a nervous train passenger before a second killing is complicated by a series of impossible confessions.  Open to all. Registration is required. You will receive a Zoom link by email the day before the meeting.

 

Register using Code HMA165

 

 

Eco Printing with Oksana via Zoom

Wednesday, May 19 • 2:00 - 4:00 pm • Register online for HSA417
Registration is required to receive Zoom sign-in via email.


Eco Printing with Oksana via Zoom
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Eco printing is the process of using various leaves and plant materials (fresh or dried) which possess tannins and have the innate ability to print permanent color onto fabric fibers when combined with the proper technique and procedure. In this workshop Oksana will show participants how to make a scarf using the technique of Eco printing. Registration required. HPL cardholders only. Due to fresh leaves in the kit, pickup will be Tuesday, May 18 at 10:00 am to preserve the integrity of the materials.

 

Register using Code HSA417

 

 

Preventing Elder Fraud & Identity Theft

Thursday, May 20  •  3:00 pm to 4:00 pm • Register online for HSA418
Registration is required to receive Zoom sign-in via email.


Preventing Elder Fraud & Identity Theft
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Your money, possessions, and identity are under assault by scammers and they’re getting better at what they do every day. Many people are unaware of scammers’ tactics and are unprepared to fend off their attacks. People often blame the internet and all the technology for identity theft, but there are other avenues for them to get to you. Join SeniorNet’s free webinar to learn how to recognize scammers as they intrude on your life and deal effectively to counter them.

 

Register using Code HSA418

 

 

The Mystique of "The Godfather" presented on Zoom

Friday, May 21 • 7:00 - 8:00 pm • Register online for HMA387
Registration required. Open to all.


The Mystique of
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Film historian Irene Porco Eckert and filmmaker Greg Blank analyze clips from the The Godfather trilogy for their cultural and cinematic legacy. They explore themes of family, family values, the immigrant experience and the criminal empire of the Corleone family as a metaphor for American capitalist values. They discuss the films' making, public perception, and phrases that are now part of the popular lexicon, e.g., "I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse." Registration required. Open to all. Participants will receive a Zoom link after registering.

 

Register using Code HMA387

 

Regularly Scheduled Adult Programs

 
Next Chapter Book Club via Zoom
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Mondays, May 3, 10, 17, 24; June 7, 14, 21, 28 • 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. Some of the books that we have enjoyed are The One and Only Ivan, Marley and Me, and Who was Walt Disney?. Currently, we are enjoying That Summer which we will follow with Someone Like You, both 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, May 4, 11, 18; June 1, 8, 15  •  5:30 – 7:30 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, May 7, 14, 21, 28; June 4, 11, 18, 25   •  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, May 18; June 15 • 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, May 17, 24; June 7, 14, 21, 28; July 12, 19 5:30 - 6:30 pm  •  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
May 22, 29; June 5, 12, 19, 26; July 3, 10   •  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, May 22, 29; June 5, 12, 19, 26; July 3, 10   •  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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We now have access to the wireless printing service Princh. Go to print.princh.com or install the Princh app for iOs or Android on your device and enter print ID # 103593 (Main printer) or 103594 (Station printer). Then upload files to be printed and select Pay at Desk. Printing costs are .10/BW; .25/Color. Enter your name and click order print. Call the Main Customer Service desk at 631-427-5165, the Station desk at 631-421-5053 or visit the library to schedule the pick-up of your printouts. Print jobs will be released and printed ONLY when you arrive ensuring the privacy of your documents.
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