Bayport-Blue Point Public Library

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Yoga Levels I & II

3/4/2015 7:00 PM - Wednesday, April 29, 2015 8:00 PM

Wednesdays, March 4, 18, April 15, 22 & 29, 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

3/5/2015 10:00 AM - Thursday, April 23, 2015 11:00 AM

Thursdays, March 5, 19, 26, April 2, 9 & 23, 10-11am Fee: $10 payable by check only. BPA103

Beginning Yoga

3/7/2015 10:00 AM - Saturday, April 18, 2015 11:00 AM

Saturdays, March 7, 14, 21, April 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

Intermediate Tai Chi

3/10/2015 11:15 AM - Tuesday, April 21, 2015 12:15 PM

Tuesdays, March 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7 & April 21, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. 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

3/11/2015 7:00 PM - Wednesday, April 22, 2015 8:30 PM

Wednesdays, March 11 & April 22, 7-8:30 p.m. This group is suitable for beginners and the more experienced. 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

3/12/2015 7:00 PM - Thursday, April 09, 2015 8:30 PM

Thursdays, March 12 & April 9, 7-8:30 p.m. Interested in a social evening with other quilters? This group is for you! All are welcome regardless of experience. BPA316

Mah Jongg Fridays

3/13/2015 12:00 PM - Friday, April 24, 2015 4:00 PM

Fridays, March 13, 20, 27, April 10, 17 & 24, 12-4 p.m. Play Mah Jongg with friends and neighbors on the dates listed above. No sign-up necessary.

Beginning Tai Chi

3/16/2015 11:15 AM - Monday, April 20, 2015 12:15 PM

Mondays, March 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13 & 20, 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

Beginning Meditation

3/20/2015 6:00 PM - Friday, April 24, 2015 7:00 PM

Fridays, March 20 & April 24, 6-7 p.m. 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

3/28/2015 10:00 AM - Saturday, April 25, 2015 4:00 PM

Saturday, March 28 OR Saturday, April 25, 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.

Library Book Club

3/31/2015 7:00 PM - Tuesday, April 28, 2015 8:00 PM

Join us for lively conversation during our monthly book club! The selection for March is The Ramonovs: The Final Chapter by Robert K. Massie. The selection for April is the Long Island Reads 2015 pick, The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffmann. Books will be available at the circulation desk approximately five weeks before the discussion. BPA500

Ask Karl

4/1/2015 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Karl Auwaerter from Bayport Flower Houses is here to answer all of your gardening queries and quandaries. As a bonus, Karl and library staffer Anne will be speaking about the process of starting your own seeds this spring, and introducing you to the library’s new seed collection! BPA665

What’s that Bird in my Backyard?

4/2/2015 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Ever wonder what kinds of birds visit your property, or about the birds that leave and return at the same time each year? Join Sue Krause, President of the Four Harbors Audubon Society, as she describes the avian friends that frequent our yards during each of the seasons. BPA683

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

4/2/2015 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’s public persona as legendary First Lady is immediately recognizable. But who was this woman behind the myth of her celebrity? This presentation takes us beyond the familiar narrative of Jackie’s life. As told through over 100 photographs, many rarely seen, this presentation covers Jackie’s life as a bibliophile, equestrian, wife, mother, First Lady, preservationist and family matriarch. You will come to know the private side of the intelligent and inspiring woman who was Jackie O. BPA696

Wildlife Photography along the Great South Bay

4/8/2015 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Photographer Mike Busch has a passion for photographing local wildlife and landscapes, especially along our own Great South Bay. During this program, Mr. Busch will share many of his amazing photos, speak about some favorite locations, and take your questions on photography. BPA691

Play Reading Group

4/9/2015 6:00 PM - Thursday, April 16, 2015 7:30 PM

Thursday, April 9, 6-7 p.m. AND Thursday, April 16, 6-7:30 p.m. Join this group and bring famous plays to life by reading them aloud in a fun and informal setting. During these two sessions you’ll be reading I’ll Leave it To You by Noël Coward. BPA697

Green Spring Cleaning

4/13/2015 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join library staffer Shannon for this class on how to transform your spring cleaning into green cleaning! She will discuss the benefits of using all-natural cleaners, teach ways to keep your home fresh and clean without all of those chemicals, and explain how the arts of Wabi Sabi and Feng Shui can revolutionize your spring cleaning routine for the better. Patrons will make their own eco-friendly and all natural all-purpose cleaner, furniture polish and rejuvenating room spray. BPA660

Spring Wind Chimes

4/20/2015 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Library staffer and talented crafter Anne will guide you in assembling your very own wind chime. You’ll be using a mahogany wood base and copper pipes to craft this elegant chime that you’ll be able to enjoy for years to come. This project will require some light wood sanding and pipe cutting, so dress appropriately! Fee: $10 payable by check only. BPA381

Springtime Basket

4/23/2015 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Floral designer Phyllis Chan Carr returns to guide you in making a spring flower arrangement encased in a natural grapevine basket. Please bring lightweight garden shears and a glue gun to class. Fee: $12 payable by check only. BPA377

Library Shredding Event

4/25/2015 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

*Please note: This event will take place in the library parking lot. A shredding truck from A Shred Away will be in our parking lot for on-site shredding of your personal documents. It’s a perfect opportunity to protect your privacy and get rid of clutter! There is no need to remove staples or paper clips from your documents, but please note that plastic bags, colored paper and shiny colored folders cannot be shred. No sign-up necessary.

On Your Own Train Trip to NYC

4/25/2015 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. At the time of this newsletter’s printing, the LIRR has yet to decide the new roundtrip fare price. Fare is expected to be between $10 and $10.25 per person. Ask at Reference for a final price at the time of registration. Fees are also due at the time of registration. Fees are non-refundable. Limit to six (6) tickets per patron. Registration for tickets ends on Wednesday, April 15 -- or whenever tickets run out, whichever comes first. BPA671

Olive Oils and Vinegars: Health Benefits and Cooking Tips

4/30/2015 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Using a range of oils and vinegars in your cooking can raise the taste and health factors of so many dishes! During this class you’ll learn from Rita Winkler, owner of Vines & Branches specialty shops, about different varieties of high quality olive oils and balsamic gourmet vinegars. You’ll get to sample some gourmet oils and vinegars along the way and pick up some useful cooking pointers too. BPA941