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Nighttime Tai Chi for Everyone

7/7/2014 7:00 PM - Monday, August 25, 2014 8:00 PM

Mondays, July 7, 21, August 4, 11, 18 & 25, 7-8 p.m. This course presents a simplified form of Tai Chi, plus other Chi Gong exercises that will give you a daily routine with all the benefits of classical Tai Chi. Dress in loose clothing and soft soled shoes. Fee: $10 payable by check only.

Yoga Levels I & II

7/9/2014 7:00 PM - Wednesday, August 27, 2014 8:00 PM

Wednesdays, July 9, August 6, 20 & 27, 7-8 p.m. 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

Mah Jongg Fridays

7/11/2014 12:00 PM - Friday, August 29, 2014 4:00 PM

Fridays, July 11 – August 29, 12-4pm Play Mah Jongg with your neighbors on the dates listed above. No sign-up necessary.

Beginning Yoga

7/12/2014 10:00 AM - Saturday, August 23, 2014 11:00 AM

Saturdays, July 12, 19, 26, August 9 & 23, 10-11 a.m. 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

Driver’s Safety

7/26/2014 12:00 PM - Saturday, August 30, 2014 4:00 PM

Saturday, July 26 from 12 p.m.-6 p.m. OR Saturday, August 30 from 10 a.m.-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.

Landmarks and Historic Sites on Long Island

8/26/2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Author and historican Ralph Brady will take you through a light historic commentary and an extensive collection of current and vintage photographs. Mr. Brady will outline the history of forty historic sites, and allow his audience to relive some of their own trips around Long Island to places that they may have visited with their children or grandchildren. Seeing all of these places again, or maybe for the first time, is sure to delight anyone who has spent a portion of their life on Long Island. BPA653

Advice for the Snowbird: How to Manage Dual Residency in New York and Florida

8/28/2014 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Whether you are thinking about moving to Florida, already live there part time, or consider yourself a Florida resident, this presentation will cover information that you should know. Topics include the Florida Homestead Acts versus the STAR Exemptions, estate planning considerations, tax benefits and considerations, probate concerns, living trusts, and residency audits. The presenters are attorneys licensed in New York, Florida and New Jersey. BPA231

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 13, 2014 12:15 PM

Mondays, September 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6 & 13, 11:15am-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

Intermediate Tai Chi

9/9/2014 11:15 AM - Tuesday, October 14, 2014 12:15 PM

Tuesdays, September 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7 & 14, 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

Knitting & Crocheting

9/10/2014 7:00 PM - Wednesday, October 08, 2014 8:30 PM

Wednesdays, September 10 & Wednesday, October 8, 7-8:30 p.m. 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

Yoga Levels I & II

9/10/2014 7:00 PM - Wednesday, October 15, 2014 8:00 PM

Wednesdays, September 10, 24, October 1 & 15, 7-8 p.m. 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

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

Library Quilt Group

9/11/2014 7:00 PM - Thursday, October 09, 2014 8:30 PM

Thursdays, September 11 & October 9, 7-8:30pm Interested in a social evening with other quilters? This group is for you! All are welcome regardless of experience. BPA316

Beginning Yoga

9/13/2014 10:00 AM - Saturday, October 18, 2014 11:00 AM

Saturdays, September 13, 20, October 4 & 18, 10-11 a.m. 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

Carnivores in Captivity

9/15/2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Discover the world of carnivorous plants during this unique program. Eric Kunz of Seemore Carnivorous Gardens will unlock the mysteries of these unique and endangered oddities of the plant kingdom. Topics of discussion will include: native Long Island carnivorous plants, care and maintenance, as well as how to incorporate these plants into your home as part of a green gardening program. Each participant will go home with a potted Venus flytrap of their very own! Fee: $6 payable by check only. BPA621

Hand Colored Hydrangea Wreath

9/16/2014 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Diana Conklin will teach you how to successfully harvest and dry the beautiful blooms from several different varieties of hydrangea. Then have fun making a colorful 8” wreath for indoor décor. There will be an assortment of colored hydrangeas for you to choose from. Fee: $10 payable by check only. BPA319

Acorn Charm Necklace

9/18/2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Jackie Dunn will guide you in making an adorable acorn charm necklace that will be perfect for the fall! A variety of colored beads will be available to ensure that your creation is unique. Fee: $10 payable by check only. BPA321

Chair & Gentle Yoga

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

Tuesdays, September 23, 30, October 7, 14 & 28, 3:30-4:30pm Instructor Marcia Salvesen will introduce participants to both chair and gentle yoga over the course of these five classes. Chair yoga will be aimed towards seniors and those with less mobility. During later classes you will practice gentle yoga, which will focus on stretching and alignment. Modifications are given for potential physical limitations. Fee: $10 payable by check only. BPA123

Zumba Fitness

9/23/2014 7:00 PM - Tuesday, November 04, 2014 8:00 PM

Tuesdays, September 23, 30, October 7 & November 4, 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

Medicare 101

9/25/2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Learn what Medicare is and what procedures to follow when enrolling during this informative lecture. BPA218

The 10 Mistakes to Avoid in Funeral Planning

9/25/2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

There are over 50 decisions to be made when planning a funeral. The alternatives are many and varied, but they don’t have to be difficult, and they don’t have to be beyond your means. Eugene White, NYS Licensed Funeral Director at Moloney’s Family Funeral Home, will discuss a simple, straightforward plan to streamline the process and help you avoid costly mistakes. BPA219

Play Reading Group

9/25/2014 7:00 PM - Thursday, October 02, 2014 8:00 PM

Thursdays, September 25 & October 2, 7-8 p.m. Join this group and bring famous plays to life by reading them aloud in a fun and informal setting. BPA697

Beginning Meditation

9/26/2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Yoga instructor 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

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.

The Fall and Winter Organic Garden

9/29/2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Organic gardener Renato Stafford returns to fully explain how you can set up and manage your four season garden. During this lecture you’ll learn how to enjoy fresh vegetables and salads straight through the winter months. Topics include making soil (compost) cold hardy vegetables, zero energy greenhouse designs, harvesting practices and many time saving techniques. BPA625

Library Book Club

9/30/2014 7:00 PM - Tuesday, October 21, 2014 8:00 PM

Tuesdays, September 30 & October 21, 7-8 p.m. Join us for lively conversation during this book club! The selection for the September 30 meeting is The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson. The selection for the October 21 meeting is My Life in France by Julia Child and Alex Prud’homme. Books will be available at the circulation desk approximately five weeks before the discussion. BPA500

Fishing the Fall Blitz with Outdoor Tom

10/2/2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Newsday outdoors columnist and The Fisherman Magazine managing editor Tom Schlichter will highlight fall fishing possibilities on the Long Island Sound. Late September and October offer some of the biggest fish and hottest action of the year as striped bass, bluefish, false albacore and blackfish go on a wild feeding binge to stock up calories for the winter ahead. BPA618

One Pot Creations

10/4/2014 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Meet Kate Maritato, a chef dedicated to whole foods cooking. During this class Chef Kate will demonstrate how to make two no-fuss fall comfort dishes: pumpkin and goat cheese risotto (vegetarian) and beer-braised chicken and harvest vegetables. Fee: $5 payable by check only. BPA920

Frankenstein: The Man & the Myth

10/6/2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

With a flash of lightning, a shout of "It's alive!", and a lurch around the laboratory, Frankenstein comes to life. However, Mary Shelley, Frankenstein’s actual creator, would not have recognized this common scene. How did this interpretation of the Frankenstein story come to be? Join us as we explore the origins and early evolution in print, on stage and in film of Frankenstein's monster. BPA626

Tour of Harlem & the Cloisters

10/8/2014 7:45 AM - 8:45 PM

The day begins when we meet our guide for a trip around some of the historic sites of fascinating Harlem, followed by a family style lunch at the world famous soul food restaurant, Sylvias. After lunch we’ll continue to Fort Tryon Park and the Cloisters. Set on a hill overlooking the Hudson River, the Cloisters is a medieval-style museum that includes the famous Unicorn tapestries and other beautiful artifacts from the Middle Ages as well as a lovely garden. Moderate walking will be required. Fee: $109 payable by check only. BPA675

Point and Shoot Digital Cameras

10/9/2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Do you have a digital point & shoot camera and want to learn to take great images? If so, this course is for you! 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

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

On Your Own Train Trip to NYC

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

*Train departs from the Sayville station at 10:42am* Take a discounted train trip into the city and do as you please once you arrive. 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 to six (6) tickets per patron. Registration for tickets ends on Wednesday, October 1 -- or whenever tickets run out, whichever comes first.

The History of Pizza in New York

10/13/2014 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

Smart Nutrition for Busy People

10/14/2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Holistic Health Coach Tina Annibell returns to teach you meal planning strategies for fast weeknight meals and how to prep your kitchen for a week of healthy eating. BPA151

Pumpkin Cranberry Loaf Bread & Autumn Harvest Salad

10/16/2014 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

During this hands-on class, Chef Rob Scott will guide you in making a loaf of pumpkin cranberry bread to take home to bake or freeze. Chef Rob will also demonstrate how to make an autumn harvest salad with maple Dijon dressing. Patrons must bring: a large bowl, rubber spatula and a load pan. Fee: $5 payable by check only. BPA921

Fall Decoupage Vase

10/17/2014 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Jackie Dunn will guide you in making a decoupage vase using fall themed colors and patterns. A variety of papers and vases will be available so you can tailor your design to your own home décor. Fee: $5 payable by check only. BPA323

Music & Movie Trivia

10/20/2014 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Librarian Theresa Owens is back to test you on your music and movie smarts! There will be games, prizes, and fun for all! BPA624

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

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

George Washington’s Secret Spy Ring

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

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

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.