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Beginning Tai Chi

1/12/2015 11:15 AM - Monday, March 02, 2015 12:15 PM

Mondays, January 12, 26, February 2, 9, 23 & March 2, 11:15 am-12:15 pm 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

1/13/2015 11:15 AM - Tuesday, March 03, 2015 12:15 PM

Tuesdays, January 13, 27, February 3, 10, 24 & March 3, 11:15 am-12:15 pm This course focuses on improving and perfecting the 24 movements of the Beijing Tai Chi form. Fee: $10 payable by check only. BPA122

Beginning Meditation

1/16/2015 6:00 PM - Friday, February 27, 2015 7:00 PM

Fridays, January 16 & February 27, 6-7 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

1/31/2015 10:00 AM - Saturday, February 28, 2015 4:00 PM

Saturday, January 31 OR Saturday, February 28, 10 am-4 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.

Irish Soda Bread

3/3/2015 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Tuesday, March 3, 5-6:30 pm OR 7-8:30 pm Gear up for St. Patrick’s Day with Chef Rob Scott in this hands on class! First, Chef Rob will demonstrate how to make a delicious Irish banana dessert. Participants will then get to make their own loaf of Irish soda bread, ready to take home and bake. Please bring the following: a mixing bowl, a large spoon and a baking pan. Fee: $5 payable by check only. BPA965

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

Ask Kevin O’Boyle

3/5/2015 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Come and pick Kevin’s brain on the complex world of elder care law! Local attorney Kevin O’Boyle, Esq. will give an overview of the aspects of elder care law, estate planning and Medicaid, and field your questions on these topics. BPA688

Bonsai Workshop

3/5/2015 7:00 PM - Tuesday, March 10, 2015 9:00 PM

Thursday, March 5, 7-9pm AND Tuesday, March 10, 7-9 p.m. Giacomo Mule has been teaching classes in bonsai and horticulture for over 20 years. In this workshop, he will teach participants to transform a standard nursery plant into a beginning bonsai using the techniques of pruning, wiring, shaping and transplanting. He will also discuss the philosophy, history, principles and care of this ancient art form. Each participant will receive one tree, training wire, groundcover, bonsai pot, and care sheet. Please bring a pair of gardening gloves and dress appropriately. Fee: $10 payable by check only. BPA680

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

Irish Castles and Countrysides

3/9/2015 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join travel lecturer Laurie Campbell as she takes you on a fascinating armchair journey through Ireland’s past and present. Ms. Campbell will present a comprehensive slide tour of Ireland, covering Dublin, the Antrim Coast, Aran Island, Blarney Castle, the Rock of Cashel and so much more. BPA699

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

British Pub Food

3/12/2015 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

There is much more to a British Pub than just fish and chips. Chef Charlie will be whipping up such dishes as Welsh Rarebit, bangers and mash and cod fish cakes. Fee: $5 payable by check only. BPA980

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

Irish Immigration During the Potato Famine

3/19/2015 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Ireland native Tom O’Reilly returns this March to deliver an informative lecture on the fate of many Irish citizens during the Potato Blight of 1845. During this time, many Irish were forced to immigrate to various corners of the world on unsafe ships referred to as “Coffin Ships”. Those who survived the voyage found life in their new land similar to the one they left behind. Mr. O’Reilly will talk about the trials of the ship voyages, together with the life and legacy the Irish citizens left for future generations. BPA678

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

Seasonal Salads

3/21/2015 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

From mixed and chopped, to beans and grains, Chef Kate Maritato will demonstrate how to utilize salads to put some spring in the step of winter’s best storage crops and spring’s earliest arrivals. The class will feature a warm potato and caper salad, an artichoke, celery and parmesan medley, seasonal beans, peas and herbs; all complimented with bright, citrusy dressings to highlight the essence of spring. Fee: $5 payable by check only. BPA979

Irish Classics with Chef Craig

3/23/2015 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join the Block Ireland Seafood Company for some Irish classics! We'll demonstrate the real deal Shepherd's Pie and our take on an traditional Irish seafood chowder! These recipes will keep you warm for those last few weeks of winter for sure. Fee: $5 payable by check only. BPA977

Beaded Flower Brooch

3/25/2015 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Local resident and jewelry crafter Jeanette Leonard will show you how to make this elegant brooch using real freshwater pearls. Fee: $15 payable by check only. BPA383

Eating for Energy

3/26/2015 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join Holistic Health Coach Tina Annibell to learn sure-fire, energy-boosting tips you can implement easily and immediately. This workshop is definitely for you if you struggle to get out of bed in the morning, "crash" at 4 in the afternoon, or just want more energy so you can live life more fully. Tina will empower and inspire you, and she'll share recipes for her favorite energy-boosting foods. BPA674

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.

Encore Program! Introduction to Reiki

3/30/2015 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Back by popular demand, Certified Usui Reiki Master Teacher Trish Slawinski will offer a better understanding of the ancient art of Reiki. 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. BPA668

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