Tony D’Adamo

A Potpourri of Paint, Pen & Pencil

January 6 – February 19. Artist’s reception January 14, 2:00 to 4:00 PM

Tony D’Adamo has been an illustrator and cartoonist for over fifty years. He earned his art degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, majoring in comic book, comic strip, book and magazine illustration. He started his professional career as a comic book artist with Fiction House Publications and worked with them until called to duty with the Army for the Korean War.

Upon returning from military service, he freelanced for pulp magazines, some of which included Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Children’s Digest, Field & Stream, and Women’s Day. He also has worked for Random House, Continental Press, American Book Company, Abingdon, Garrard, Gregg, Krames, Messner, Rand McNally, and Watts & Western Publishing.

As part of his freelance work and his seventeen year career as a senior illustrator with Educational Developmental Laboratories, a division of McGraw-Hill, he illustrated over some 200 children’s books and textbooks. His work has also appeared in film slides and filmstrips for a studio in New York City serving the advertising needs of Coca-Cola, Goodrich Tires, and IBM. From 1979 through 1995, Tony was a staff illustrator for the Art Department of Newsday doing cartoon and illustration work. He was recognized for his artistic achievements when he received the first Publishers Award in Graphic Arts from Newsday.

Since retiring from Newsday in 1995, Tony continues an active freelance career including work for Newsday, AMSCO Publications, Prentice-Hall, Troll Associates, Dover Publications, and many others.

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Darren Cerone

“Art Eclectic”

November 1, 2016 – December 30, 2016.

The intent of Darren Cerone’s show is to present the best of his traditional, experimental, and contemporary work. He believes the homogenous art show is dead and boring. Artists such as Prince (not the singer), Koons and Hirst have used the expansiveness of creativity to keep their work unbound. Darren’s influences in art are many and varied: Dali, Franzetta, Warholl, Bacon, Rockwell, Picasso, Hals, Vermeer, and Mucha.

Darren uses oil paints, acrylics, day-glo acrylics, gauche, spray enamel, pen and ink, pastels, and stencil. His surfaces are varied as he uses canvas, canvas board, illustration board, plywood, foam insulation, cardboard, masonite, vinyl flooring, string, steel mesh and cloth. The conceptual intent of his work is to produce rhythmic compression, decorative surrealism, color gradients, portraiture, tributes with a twist and emphasis on line, form, and color rather than pictorial accuracy.

Born and raised in Hicksville, Darren attended Pratt Institute and finished his studies at Empire State College where he received a BFA. He has completed about thirty portraits in the last five years, and has shown at the University of Arizona, the Empire State College, and at the Farmingdale College Campus.

Darren has illustrated for vampire, sci-fi and risqué magazines, and he currently works at the Huntington Public Library.

You can email Darren at .



Cultivating Creativity at the Hecksher Museum of Art

July 1, 2016 – August 27, 2016.

Celebrate all of the art-making that’s been happening at the Museum with this summer exhibition at the Huntington Public Library! Every day, Museum visitors of all ages are inspired to create artwork in the interactive Central Gallery.

Whether you are 2 or 102, you can make a Digital Action Painting on the 55-in touchscreen, create a mixed media masterpiece at the “Create Your Own” Activity Station, or pose with props at the Selfie Station.

This exhibition features all of the fun, with a broad selection of visitor-created images. Get inspired and plan a visit to the Museum today to create your own masterpieces and memories!

Artist Inquiries should be directed to or call (631) 351-3214



All Cities Branch of the National League of American Pen Women

“Personal Visions”

May 1, 2016 – June 18, 2016. Artists Reception & Performance: Saturday, May 14, 1:30-4:00 pm

Our All Cities Branch of the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) is one of several chapters that were founded in the state of New York. The National League of American Pen Women has branches or chapters in every state and a Pen Arts Building in Washington, D.C. Its headquarters, the Pen Arts Building, is located in the lovely Dupont Circle area of Washington. The national league has a national board of directors with representatives elected to two year positions. The national board meets quarterly and directs league activity from Washington. The national charter governs the individual branches.

The league was founded to promote women’s professional activities in the Visual Arts, Literature (prose and poetry) and Musical Composition. It is the goal of the national league and each of the branches, to bring women’s accomplishments in the above areas, to the attention of each community where the branch and its members is located. In this way, the individual’s work can be seen, read, published and performed in the community. The All Cities Branch has many poetry readings during the year, sponsors a high school poetry contest yearly and has many art exhibitions during each year.

The art exhibition has as its title “Personal Visions”. Each of the participating artists will work with that topic and interpret it in their chosen medium of photography, oil, watercolor, pastel, pen and ink and mixed media. The poets will be reading their work at the reception. We are excited about exhibiting our work and reading our poetry for the Huntington community. We would like to thank the Huntington Public Library and Laurene Tesoriero, the Art Gallery Coordinator for their help.

Inquiries should be directed to Eleanore O’Sullivan's e-mail:



Berndt Toast Gang Artists

“Cartoonist Showcase”

March 1, 2016 – April 24, 2016. Meet the Artists: Sunday, March 6th, 2:00 to 4:00pm

The Berndt Toast Gang began after World War II, when local cartoonists would visit wounded soldiers in local VA hospitals and draw for them (a tradition that continues to this day with members drawing for children suffering from life-threatening diseases, and visiting the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan). It wasn’t until 1966 that the members decided to meet once a month to talk shop, laugh, and commiserate.

The Berndt Toast Gang (named after the late Walter Berndt who was the creator of the long-running strip, “Smitty”) is one of the largest Long Island branches of the National Cartoonists Society. Since all the members work from their own studio, meeting for lunch once a month seemed the best way to keep abreast of each other’s progress. It has become a tradition that the members raise a toast to a departed cartoonist at every lunch. The Gang has lost many talented people through the years, and added many new friends. Almost fifty years later, the Gang still meets every month.

All the artists pride themselves as being one big family. Their goal is to strengthen the membership of the Berndt Toast Gang, and to share their work and talents with the community.

Artist Inquiries should be directed to Adrian C. Sinnott's e-mail:



Celicia Cargill

“Art From The Heart”

January 9, 2016 – February 21, 2016. Artist Reception: Saturday, January 16th 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Celicia Cargill is the founder and owner of Authentic Heartwork LC. She was born and raised on the beautiful island of Jamaica for 16 years of her life. On August 3, 1999, Celicia migrated to USA, and now resides in the Empire State, New York City.

It was on June 7, 2012, Celicia’s 30th birthday, that she visited Sedona, Arizona and connected with her innate talents. After spending several days at the Mago Retreat Center, and many hours of meditating on Bell Rock, she had an epiphany and returned to New York with an urge to paint. Currently her art has been sold to over 52 collectors worldwide. After just two years of experience, her heart touches others through her art work.

As a self-taught artist, Celicia is currently exploring and developing her skills and abilities in various disciplines including acrylic painting, writing and photography. As her vision expands, triple and quad canvas pieces have been a new addition to the wide variety of collector items. These extended pieces are very special to Celicia because when they are displayed together on a wall, they tell multitude of distinct and remarkable stories.

You can email Celicia Cargill at . One of her friendly service representatives will respond within 24 hours. She can also be reached at her office by calling (516) 418-4137 between the hours of 10am and 6pm Eastern Standard Time.



Susan Bird

“Work On Canvas”

November 29, 2015 – December 27, 2015. Artist Reception: Sunday, December 6th 2:00-4:00 pm

I begin with no preconceived ideas. I make a gesture or a block of color, then another. I repeat then I reflect. If something suggests form or movement I enhance it and go along with it. This requires confidence in the act of painting as it is spontaneous.

I have studied with three artists and from each I took something. From Steve Lampasona it was the courage to pursue my idea of what I envisioned my painting to be. Kyle Blumenthal encouraged me to try something different- new techniques, materials and products. Stan Brodsky influenced me as a beginning abstract expressionist by guiding me to gain the freedom and confidence to discover my path to abstraction.

My paintings have been in shows sponsored by Manhasset Art Association (Art in Autumn 2011, 2012, Visions 2012), Art League of Long Island (members exhibit 2012, 2013, Earth and Wind 2013), Hutchins Gallery, L.I. University (Stan Brodsky: Homage to a Master 2014), Bryant Library, Roslyn (solo show Energy 2014), South Huntington Library (Variations in Abstraction 2015).

Artist Inquiries e-mail:



Bob DeSantis

“Being There”

October 4, 2015 – November 22, 2015. Meet the Artist: Saturday October 10th 2:00 to 4:00pm

Bob DeSantis was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1946 and showed great enthusiasm in the arts at a very young age. He received an Associate’s Degree in Commercial Art in 1966 from Farmingdale University and a Bachelor Degree in Fine Art in 1970 from Hofstra University. He began his career as an illustrator, art restorer and graphic artist in the Long Island and Metropolitan area. Mr. DeSantis resides and works out of his studio in Huntington, NY.

Bob's photo realistic approach is enhanced by his ability to combine the characteristics of Fine Art with those of a more technical sense creating a unique sense of beauty and feeling. He works primarily in air brush, oils and acrylics. His artwork has been displayed at prominent galleries throughout the country.

Prints and fine art limited edition giclee prints on canvas, museum quality, with original signature are available on Google at "Bob DeSantis Giclee" and "Bob DeSantis art".

Artist Inquiries e-mail:   or Phone: (631) 427-5467 



Regularly Scheduled Adult Programs



Op Ed Fridays, via Zoom

Fridays, September 3, 10, 17, 24; October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 • 2:00 pm • Register online HERE
Registration is required to receive Zoom sign-in via email.

Op Ed Fridays

Join Dr. Milton Bloch for a weekly discussion about current events and our changing world. 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, democracy and more. Leading the discussion is Dr. Milton Bloch, Huntington resident and faculty member at Queens College and the Life Long Learning Institute. Join us for this weekly, thought provoking, hour. Registration required. Open to all. Participants will receive a Zoom link after registering.


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Beginner English Classes, via Zoom

Tuesdays September 14, 21, 28; October 5, 19 & 26 • 5:30 to 7:30 pm • Register online HERE
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Beginner English Classes

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.


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Introduction to Bridge, via Zoom

Fridays, September 10, 17, 24; October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 • 10:00 to 12:00 pm • Register online HERE
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Introduction to Bridge

Learn the fundamentals of the game of bridge with instructor and master bridge player Dr. Susan Fishbein in this introductory six week series. Students will participate in a virtual discussion, receive guided instruction and play virtual bridge to practice concepts and skills of the game. Dr. Fishbein is an accredited bridge instructor and certified online bridge teacher through the American Contract Bridge League. Participants must obtain their own copy of Bidding in the 21st Century, an ACBL publication, which is available widely online, both new and used. Registration is required. HPL cardholders only.


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Next Chapter Book Club (In-person and Zoom)
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Mondays, September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 18, & 25 • 1:30 – 2:30 pm • Main Small Meeting Room
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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?. The Club’s next book is Sarah Dessen’s Keeping the Moon. For information, contact Ms. Comerford at 631-427-5165, ext. 237 or email . Next Chapter Book Club's website is
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
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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

Mondays Sept 27, Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 Nov 1, 8, 15 • 5:30 am to 6:30 pm • Register online HERE
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QiGong with Leslie

Practice QiGong and revitalize your mind, body and spirit with instructor Leslie Martin. The ancient Chinese practice of QiGong evolved over many centuries. It revitalizes your physical body, mind and spirit with movements that are fluid, zero impact, easy to learn and non-strenuous. Instructor Leslie Martin meets you wherever you are in your health and physical ability. Wear comfortable, loose clothing. You should have two chairs with chair backs, available and at least one of them with a firm seat. Registration is required. HPL cardholders only. $40 Fee


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Gentle Yoga with Ann, via Zoom

Saturdays, Sept. 25; Oct. 2, 16, 23, 30; Nov. 6, 13, 20 • 11:00 am to 12:00 pm • Register online HERE
Registration is required to receive Zoom sign-in via email.

Gentle Yoga with Ann

The instructor teaches Iyengar Yoga for all levels. Please have a mat, foam block, belt, blanket or towel. Registration is required. HPL cardholders only. Limit 24 patrons. 8 sessions, $40.00. Please note: class will not be held on October 9th.


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Pranayama: The Yogic Art of Breathing, via Zoom

Saturdays, Sept. 25; Oct. 2, 16, 23, 30; Nov. 6, 13, 20 • 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm • Register online HERE
Registration is required to receive Zoom sign-in via email.

Pranayama: The Yogic Art of Breathing

Learn breath conditioning, modifications and techniques that will be taught while in restorative yoga postures. The class is appropriate for beginners as well as those with experience. Students are encouraged to have a mat, 3 blankets, 2 blocks, a belt or strap and a bolster or cushion. Registration is required. HPL cardholders only. Limit 24 patrons. 8 sessions, $40.00. Please note: class will not be held on October 9th.


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We now have access to the wireless printing service Princh. Go to 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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