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Mah Jongg Fridays

9/5/2014 12:00 PM - Friday, October 31, 2014 4:00 PM

Every Friday from Friday, September 5 – October 31, 12-4 p.m. Play Mah Jongg with your neighbors on the dates listed above. No sign-up necessary.

Beginning Tai Chi

9/8/2014 11:15 AM - Monday, October 27, 2014 12:15 PM

Mondays, September 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6 & 27, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. This course teaches the 24 movements of the Beijing Tai Chi form. Be sure to wear loose, comfortable clothing and soft-soled shoes for all Tai Chi classes. Fee: $10 payable by check only. BPA120

Arthritis Foundation Senior Flex

9/11/2014 10:00 AM - Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:00 AM

Thursdays, September 11, 18, October 2, 9, 16 & 23, 10-11 a.m. Fee: $10 payable by check only. BPA103

Chair & Gentle Yoga

9/23/2014 3:30 PM - Tuesday, October 28, 2014 4:30 PM

Tuesdays, September 23, 30, October 7, 14 & 28, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Sign up for either Chair or Gentle Yoga. On Tuesdays, September 23 and 30, instructor Marcia Salvesen will introduce participants to chair yoga, which is aimed towards seniors with less mobility. Gentle Yoga will be held on Tuesdays, October 7, 14 & 28. This form of yoga will focus on stretching and alignment. Modifications are given for potential physical limitations. Both classes are free. BPA123

Zumba Fitness

9/23/2014 7:00 PM - Monday, November 03, 2014 8:00 PM

Tuesdays, September 23, 30, October 7 & Monday, November 3, 7-8 p.m. Join certified Zumba instructor Kathy Roeder for this invigorating workout. Zumba combines international rhythms and Latin style dance with interval and resistance training for a full body workout. Don’t forget to wear sneakers and bring water! Fee:$10 payable by check only. BPA121

Driver’s Safety

9/27/2014 10:00 AM - Saturday, October 25, 2014 4:00 PM

Saturday, September 27 OR Saturday, October 25, 10am-4 p.m. This one day class will reduce points and/or take 10% off liability costs on your auto insurance. Fee: $28 payable by check only.

Introduction to Canasta

10/10/2014 1:00 PM - Friday, October 31, 2014 2:30 PM

Fridays, October 10, 24 & 31, 1-2:30 p.m. Join instructor Jacqui Palatnik to learn or re-learn this amazing card game that is making a come-back from the fifties. BPA629

Italian Cooking with Chef Craig

10/23/2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Chef Craig and the Block Island Seafood Company go Italian. They'll demonstrate their lemon chicken piccata, shrimp scampi and spaghetti carbonara. BPA922

The History of Pizza in New York

10/27/2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join pizza historian Scott Weiner for this fun program on all things pizza! Scott will illustrate the history of New York pizza through historic documents, building archives and other primary sources. You’ll also get to enjoy a slice from one of our local pizza parlors! BPA619

Travel Around Italy with Laurie Campbell

10/28/2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Take an armchair trip through Italy with world traveler Laurie Campbell. This comprehensive slide show will take you through all of Italy from North to South, stopping at some of the most beautiful cities including Venice, Naples and Florence along the way. BPA620

Portrait Painting Demonstration and Live Music

11/2/2014 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Watch a blank linen canvas be transformed right before your eyes during this live portrait painting session. Enjoy classic American songs while you observe the painting progress. Florentine trained artist Kevin McEvoy will paint a portrait, while accomplished entertainer Mitch Kahn enchants us with live piano music. Kevin will discuss his technique acquired from the Italian 'Old Master' tradition and also the life of being an artist on Long Island. There will be a short break each hour during which guests are free to mingle and ask questions. Guests are encouraged to drop in and need not stay for the entire program. No sign-up necessary.

Yoga Levels I & II

11/5/2014 7:00 PM - Wednesday, December 17, 2014 8:00 PM

Wednesdays, November 5, 19, 26, December 3 & 17, 7-8pm Both yoga beginners and the more advanced are welcome to attend this class. Instructor Diane Aronsen will tailor this class to suit all skill levels. Fee: $10 payable by check only. BPA108

Arthritis Foundation Senior Flex

11/6/2014 10:00 AM - Thursday, December 18, 2014 11:00 AM

Thursdays, November 6, 13, 20, December 4, 11 & 18, 10-11am Fee: $10 payable by check only. BPA103

Gourmet Getaways within Driving Distance

11/6/2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Whether you are a real food enthusiast or would just enjoy a pleasurable day or weekend away, this workshop is for you! Lecturer Pat Sommerstad will present three day trips and two weekend trips within driving distance, complete with restaurants and menus, accommodations where needed, activities and excursions, and all necessary contact information. You’ll see a slide show of your destinations, win lots of prizes for your participation and have ready-made plans for five trips at your fingertips! BPA610

Mah Jongg Fridays

11/7/2014 12:00 PM - Friday, December 12, 2014 4:00 PM

Fridays, November 7, 14, 21, 28, December 5 & 12, 12-4pm Play Mah Jongg with friends and neighbors on the dates listed above. No sign-up necessary.

Beginning Yoga

11/8/2014 10:00 AM - Saturday, December 13, 2014 11:00 AM

Saturdays, November 8, 15, 22, December 6 & 13, 10-11am For all yoga classes, please make sure to bring a yoga mat, wear comfortable clothing, and eat a light meal at least one to two hours beforehand. Fee: $10 payable by check only. BPA107

Library Shredding & Electronic Recycling Event!

11/8/2014 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Two trucks will be in our library parking lot on the date and times listed above to help you with your paper and e-waste recycling needs. Quality Shredding will do on-site shredding of your personal documents. They will take up to three boxes or bags of paper per family, and you can watch as your documents are shred and then recycled. Please do not bring plastic, cardboard or hard drives. KAD Recycling will have a truck to collect your electronics. Data stored on all devices will be destroyed. While most electronics are accepted, like computers, cell phones, printers, TVs, and keyboards, not accepted for recycling are large appliances, microwave ovens, fluorescent bulbs, vacuum cleaners, power tools, paper shredders or lawn mowers. No sign-up necessary.

Harvest Aplenty

11/10/2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join Kathy Dlugolonski as she demonstrates how to make three dishes that celebrate the fall harvest. On the menu will be a sweet potato pound cake, pumpkin carrot soup and roasted acorn squash salad. Fee: $5 payable by check only. BPA903

Knitting & Crocheting

11/12/2014 7:00 PM - Wednesday, December 10, 2014 8:30 PM

Wednesdays, November 12 & December 10, 7-8:30pm Knitting and crocheting expert Joan Jewhurst will assist and advise patrons on current or contemplated projects, as well as provide instruction to beginners. Beginners need to come with worsted weight yarn and a pair of number 7 or 8 needles for knitters or size “H” hook for crocheters. BPA309

Library Quilt Group

11/13/2014 7:00 PM - Thursday, December 11, 2014 8:30 PM

Thursdays, November 13 & December 11, 7-8:30pm Interested in a social evening with other quilters? This group is for you! All are welcome regardless of experience. BPA316

Introduction to Memoir Writing

11/13/2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Local writer Brooke Law will help you start telling the story of your life on paper. Whether you want to leave your story behind for your grandchildren, try to get published, or just set down your memories for yourself, this workshop will help you get started. No writing experience necessary! Please bring a notebook and a pen. BPA615

Birds of Prey

11/14/2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Are you ready to meet some live birds of prey? Educators from the Quogue Wildlife Refuge will introduce you to their resident raptors such as owls, and maybe even a hawk! You’ll learn the personal history of each native New York animal and why it lives at the Refuge, as well as the adaptations that allow these animals to be such incredible hunters. BPA628

Mosaic Gift Box

11/15/2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Doris Benter will guide you in painting a gift box using a mixture of Mod Podge and glitter before applying a lovely mosaic design onto the box lid using sea glass, stones and beads. The end result is a box worthy of holiday gift giving – or to keep for yourself! Fee: $5 payable by check only. BPA379

Beginning Tai Chi

11/17/2014 11:15 AM - Monday, December 22, 2014 12:15 PM

Mondays, November 17, 24, December 1, 8, 15 & 22, 11:15am-12:15pm This course teaches the 24 movements of the Beijing Tai Chi form. Be sure to wear loose, comfortable clothing and soft-soled shoes for all Tai Chi classes. Fee: $10 payable by check only. BPA120

George Washington’s Secret Spy Ring

11/17/2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

*Please note, this program was rescheduled from Thursday, November 6* By the summer of 1776 George Washington had suffered two disastrous defeats. New York was in the hands of the British and Long Island was controlled by Loyalists. Washington was in desperate need of good intelligence and created his Culper Spy Ring to operate on Long Island. Join historian Elizabeth Kahn Kaplan as she reveals how the five "Culpers" gathered information about British military activity on Long Island and in Manhattan and sent it to General Washington despite constant danger. BPA631

Intermediate Tai Chi

11/18/2014 11:15 AM - Tuesday, December 23, 2014 12:15 PM

Tuesdays, November 18, 25, December 2, 9, 16 & 23, 11:15am-12:15pm This course focuses on improving and perfecting the 24 movements of the Beijing Tai Chi form. Fee: $10 payable by check only. BPA122

Introduction to Reiki

11/20/2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Reiki is a Japanese technique that is widely used for stress reduction and relaxation and provides the individual the opportunity to enjoy a deep sense of peacefulness. Certified Usui Reiki Master Teacher Trish Slawinski will offer a better understanding of this ancient art and lead participants in a short guided practice. BPA654

Beginning Meditation

11/21/2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Diane Aronsen will teach you how to begin a meditation practice. Please bring a meditation cushion, yoga blanket or bolster to sit comfortably. Chairs can be used if you have difficulty coming to the floor. BPA134

Holiday Seafood Feast with Chef Craig

11/22/2014 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

The holidays are fast approaching and Chef Craig and the Block Island Seafood Company will be here to help you get ready for the season. Join them as they demonstrate some holiday seafood favorites! Fee: $5 payable by check only. BPA912

Holiday Candy Bark

11/24/2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn how to make your own colorful candy bark to give as a gift this holiday season. You’ll be making assorted flavors of candy bark, including peppermint, white chocolate cranberry and marble pretzel crunch. Each participant will receive a white baker’s box to transport their goodies home. Fee: $5 payable by check only. BPA934

Library Book Club

11/25/2014 7:00 PM - Tuesday, December 30, 2014 8:00 PM

Tuesdays, November 25 & December 30, 7-8pm Join us for lively conversation during our monthly book club! The selection for November is Summer at Tiffany by Marjorie Hart. The selection for December is The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap by Wendy Welch. Books will be available at the circulation desk approximately five weeks before the discussion. BPA500

Driver’s Safety

11/29/2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This one day class will reduce points and/or take 10% off liability costs on your auto insurance. Fee: $28 payable by check only, make out to Suffolk Safety.

Pearl Lariat Necklace

12/1/2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Ofra Levin will show you how to create your own original lariat using a leather cord and your choice of pearls and semi-precious stones. You’ll learn the technique of twisting wire to link pearls and semi-precious stones and attach these unique dangles to your lariat. Fee: $12 payable by check only. BPA365

Boxwood Tree Centerpiece

12/2/2014 6:30 PM - Wednesday, December 10, 2014 3:00 PM

Tuesday, December 2, 6:30-8:30pm OR Wednesday, December 10, 1-3pm Florist Cathy Delehanty returns for this holiday tradition! Make a festive centerpiece using boxwood, holly, and assorted ribbons and baubles. Please bring a pair of sharp clippers and gloves. Fee: $10 payable by check only. BPA368

Point and Shoot Digital Cameras

12/2/2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This course will assist you in learning more about the features of your camera and photo techniques to create memorable digital images. It is recommended that you bring your camera and instructional manual to class. BPA627

Holiday Holly Flower Painting

12/4/2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join artist Laura Goetz, and let your creativity flow. Have fun and create a unique flower painting of Holly and red berries. We will be sponging our backgrounds and adding a little sparkle for the holidays. Beginners are welcome. Fee: $5 payable by check only. BPA384

Saving Mr. Banks

12/5/2014 12:00 PM - 2:05 PM

125min (rated PG13) Walt Disney Movie Marathon: Celebrate Walt Disney’s 113th birthday with us. The library will present four classic Walt Disney Movies on Friday, December 5th. No sign-up necessary. Adult.

On Your Own Train Trip to NYC

12/6/2014 10:42 AM - 11:59 PM

*Sayville Train Station* Take a discounted train trip into the city to see all of the holiday sights! Sign up for the trip at the library and then pick up your ticket(s) the week before the trip. On the day of the train trip, all patrons must leave from the Sayville Station on the 10:42am train and be in the first car (transfer at Babylon). You will arrive at Penn Station at 12:12pm and you can return home on any train prior to midnight. Roundtrip fare is $9.25 per person payable by check only; fees are due at the time of registration. Fees are non-refundable. Limit six (6) tickets per patron. Registration for tickets ends on Wednesday, November 26 – or whenever tickets run out, whichever comes first.

Keep it Simple Painting

12/8/2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Librarian Debbie Ahearn will show you that with just a few brushstrokes it’s easy to paint a goldfinch or a cardinal in a simple setting. Fee: $5 payable by check only. BPA385

Holiday Greens Wreath

12/11/2014 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Phyllis Chan Carr returns to guide you in making a live, balsam wreath accented with other seasonal greens like boxwood, cedar and juniper. Please bring a small of lightweight garden shears or heavy scissors to class, garden gloves are optional. Fee: $12 payable by check only. BPA386

Going Green for the Holidays with Shannon

12/16/2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Have fun going green with library staffer Shannon as she instructs how to upcycle old shopping bags into gift bows for some holiday flair and transform old t-shirts into reusable tote bags. She will also discuss the “Plastic Pandemic” and how you can lessen your ecological footprint and stay stylish. Please bring a tee shirt to class. BPA345

Home for the Holidays with Chef Rob

12/18/2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Chef Rob Scott will whip up gourmet hor d’oeuvres perfect for the holidays including crab remoulade tea sandwiches, brandy apples with rosemary and goat cheese and cranberry and brie pastries. Fee: $5 payable by check only. BPA970