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THE 2020 LONG ISLAND READS PICK IS IN! Light From Other Stars, by Erika Swyler

Join us for the 2020 Long Island Reads Selection Award Event honoring Erika Swyler for her novel Light From Other Stars. Erika was born and raised on Long Island and graduated from Miller Place High School. Both of her critically-acclaimed novels draw heavily from her experience of living in Long Island’s small towns. She will be speaking at:

Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library
999 Old Country Road, Plainview, NY 11803
Sunday, April 19, 2020 • 2:00 p.m.


FREE tickets will be available to the public beginning Friday, March 2 at 9:30 am at https://longislandreads.wordpress.com/

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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.

Prior to the Award Event on April 19th, Huntington Public Library we will be having an evening book discussion of Light From Other Stars in our Auditorium on April 15 at 7:00 p.m.

A synopsis of Light From Other Stars, by Erika Swyler: Decades after her grieving father, a laid-off NASA scientist, triggers chaotic changes in his pursuit of life-extending technology, astronaut Nedda Pappas must confront dangerous family secrets to stop a world threatening crisis. Join us to discuss this poignant, genre-bending novel that keenly illuminates the magical limits of science, while exploring in detail the bonds of family, friendship and love of home. 

Registration required. Open to all

 

Celebrate National Library Week - Film & Discussion: The Public
Friday, April 24 • 6:00 pm • Auditorium
Register using code HMA337
During a severe winter cold snap in Cincinnati, the public library becomes a place of refuge for the city's homeless. What begins as an act of civil disobedience turns into a stand-off with police. Celebrate National Library Week by joining us for a showing of The Public, starring, written, and directed by Emilio Estevez, and also starring Christian Slater and Alec Baldwin. Library staff will facilitate discussions before and after the movie in order to provide context and information about homelessness on Long Island and the changing roles of libraries in the community. Representatives from the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless, the Helping Hand Rescue Mission, and the Family Service League will join us to provide background and information on resources available for assisting the homeless. Long Island libraries are adding resources to assist community members faced with various social issues through programs such as Stony Brook's Social Work Intern program and HeLP, Stony Brook's Healthy Libraries Program. Huntington Public Library is one of four in Suffolk County to pilot these new initiatives.  Please bring a donation of food, socks, or personal hygiene items that we will share with the Helping Hand Rescue Mission and other local shelters.

 

 

Free Tax Preparation (AARP)
Saturdays, February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; March 7, 14, 21, 28; April 4, 11 • Appointment Slots are 9:00 am, 10:00 am, 11:00 am & 12:00 pm • Station Community Room
Register using code HSA045
Tax preparation at our Station Branch Library is on Saturdays, beginning in February and ending before April 15. Please note that some tax information, especially from brokerage firms, may not be sent until the end of February. AARP Tax-Aide is administered by the AARP Foundation, in cooperation with the IRS. Electronic filing (e*filing) is included. You MUST bring your current tax records and copies of your last filed federal and state tax returns. All persons listed on the tax return must be present and MUST bring a photo ID and a Social Security card. Call 631-427-5165 ext. 251, or 122, for complete information and to make a reservation.   Registration required. HPL cardholders only for the first week; after that, appointments are open to all.

 

Vita Tax Preparation
Wednesdays, February 5, 12, 19, 26; March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8 • Appointment Slots are 3:00 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 5:30 pm, 6:00 pm, 6:30 pm, 7:00 pm • Station Community Room
Register using code HSA331
VITA tax preparation will be at the Station Branch on Wednesday starting in February and ending before April 15. Please bring the following to your appointment:

 

  • Proof of identification (photo ID).
  • Social Security cards for you, your spouse and dependents.
  • An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter may be substituted for you, your spouse and your dependents if you do not have a Social Security number.
  • Proof of foreign status, if applying for an ITIN.
  • Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents on the tax return.
  • Wage and earning statements (Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R, 1099-Misc) from all employers.
  • Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099).
  • Health Insurance Exemption Certificate, if received.
  • A copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available
  • Proof of bank account routing and account numbers for direct deposit such as a blank check.
  • To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms.
  • Total paid for daycare provider and the daycare provider’s tax identifying number such as their Social Security number or business Employer Identification Number.
  • Forms 1095-A, B and C, Health Coverage Statements.
  • Copies of income transcripts from IRS and state, if applicable.
Registration required. Appointments are open to all.

 

 

Medicare Basics (HIICAP)
Thursday, April 2 • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm • Meeting Room
Register using code HMA991
Suffolk County retired senior volunteers from HIICAP provide information about Original Medicare (Parts A & B), Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C), and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (Part D), as well as ways to help with the cost, including Medicare Savings Programs, Extra Help and EPIC.
Registration required. Open to all

 

 

It’s Spring Time, It’s Tea Time with Chef Rob Scott
It’s Spring Time, It’s Tea Time with Chef Rob Scott
Friday, April 3 • 12:30 – 1:30 pm • Station Community Room
Register using code HSA381
Enjoy a menu of Lemon Strawberry Ice Tea with a selection of teas sandwiches that include Roast Turkey- Gouda-Cranberry & Apple and Shrimp & Crab with Chili & Lime, all specially prepare by Rob Scott. 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.

 

 

How Music and Art Can Enrich the Lives of People with Alzheimer’s Disease
Thursday, April 9 • 12:00 - 1:00 pm • Station Community Room
Register using code HSA334
Learn how the arts can enrich those living with Alzheimer’s Disease. Registration required. Open to all.

 

 

 

Smart Driver Course (AARP)
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. NYS Driver's license required. Registration required in person with a non-refundable fee of $20.00 (AARP members) or $25.00 (non-members) by check or money order made payable to AARP. 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. Open to all.

 

 

Tales2Inspire: A Memoir Project
Saturday, April 18 • 2:00 pm • Auditorium
Register using code HMA637
Lois W. Stern presents a program about an international writing project, Tales2Inspire, for which people from around the world submit personal memoirs related to particular themes. Hear about some of those who participated. Learn how you can participate in future Tales2Inspire. When you arrive, drop your name in a basket. Ten names will be selected to win a free Tales2Inspire book at the end of the program. Registration required. Open to all.

 

 

The Politics of Supreme Court Nominations: John Adams to Donald Trump
Sunday, April 19 • 2:00 pm • Auditorium
Register using code HMA934
Frank Sorrentino, Ph.D. has been a professor of Economics, History, and Political Science at St. Francis College in Brooklyn for 30 years. He has received the Distinguished Faculty Award and Faculty Member of the Year Award. He has a BA from St. John’s University and an MA and Ph.D. from NYU. Dr. Sorrentino has authored seven books, including, most recently, Presidential Leadership and the Bureaucratic State. He has served as Editor and a major contributor to The Encyclopedia of the American Presidency. Registration required. Open to all.  

 

 

Mah Jongg Tips & Tricks
Monday, April 20 • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm • Meeting Room
Register using code HMA115
Improve your Mah Jongg skills. Learn techniques and strategies that will bring your game to the next level. Must have some knowledge of the game. Jacqui has cards for you to use in class. Registration required. HPL cardholders only.  

 

 

 

Improvisational Theater and Playwriting
Tuesday, April 21 • 3:30 – 5:30 pm • Auditorium
Register using code HMA559.
Sharpen your wit and improve your memory. Imagine problems, consider creative solutions and perform them on stage. Dr. Milton Bloch, Director  Registration required. Open to all.

 

 

Regularly Scheduled Adult Programs

 
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
Op Ed Fridays
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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.

 

 

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.
Smart Driver Course (AARP)
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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
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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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Our Station Branch will soon be a Passport Acceptance Facility! We will be able to accept your application and mail it to the Department of State for processing. Please call the Station Branch Library at 631-421-5053 for more information. We hope to start this service early in the new year.

Station Branch Passport Room – 2nd Floor

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