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Beginning Yoga

3/8/2014 10:00 AM - Saturday, May 03, 2014 11:00 AM

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

Beginning Tai Chi

3/17/2014 11:15 AM - Monday, April 28, 2014 12:15 PM

Mondays, March 17, 24, 31, April 14 & 28, 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

Intermediate/Advanced Tai Chi

3/18/2014 11:15 AM - Tuesday, April 29, 2014 12:15 PM

Tuesdays, March 18, 25, April 1, 15 & 29, 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

Yoga Levels I and II

3/19/2014 7:00 PM - Wednesday, April 30, 2014 8:00 PM

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

Chair Yoga

3/28/2014 1:30 PM - Friday, May 09, 2014 2:30 PM

Fridays, March 28, April 11, April 25, May 2 & May 9, 1:30-2:30pm Join us for an introduction to a gentle form of yoga – chair yoga. Designed for the beginner, you will learn stretching and relaxing techniques using a chair for support. Don’t forget to wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle. Fee: $10 payable by check only.

Driver Safety

3/29/2014 10:00 AM - Saturday, April 26, 2014 4:00 PM

Saturday, March 29 OR Saturday, April 26, 10am-4pm This one day class will reduce points and/or take 10% off liability costs on your auto insurance. Fee: $28 payable by check only. BPA600

Library Book Club

3/31/2014 6:00 PM - Monday, April 28, 2014 7:00 PM

Mondays, March 31 & April 28, 6-7pm Join us for lively conversation during this book club! The selection for the March 31 meeting is A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway. The selection for the April 28 meeting is the Long Island Read’s pick, The Manor: Three Centuries at a Slave Plantation on Long Island by Mac Griswold. Books will be available at the circulation desk approximately five weeks before the discussion. BPA500

Poetry Workshop

4/1/2014 6:00 PM - Tuesday, April 29, 2014 7:00 PM

Tuesdays, April 1, 15, 22 & 29, 6-7pm Are you looking for an adventure? Robert Frost once said, "I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering." In this workshop, Dominick Quartuccio will help you experiment with the many different elements, forms, and functions of poetry. Come join us in discovering new ways of looking at and writing about the world, everything in it, and beyond. BPA683

Homemade Scallion Biscuits with Chef Rob

4/22/2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

During this hands-on class, Chef Rob will guide you in making tasty scallion biscuits perfect for pairing with a variety of soups, salads, and beyond. As a bonus, Rob will demonstrate how to make a toasted pound cake with a citrus mascarpone cream. Fee: $5 payable by check only. BPA999

Springtime in Paris with Chef Barbara Sheridan

4/24/2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Chef Barbara Sheridan will treat you to a French culinary experience during this cooking demonstration. On the menu will be a French onion soup, a nicoise salad, a French entrée, mussels and a puff pastry. Fee: $5 payable by check only. BPA976

On Your Own Train Trip to NYC

4/26/2014 10:42 AM - 11:59 PM

*Sayville Train Station* 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 Thursday, April 17 -- or whenever tickets run out, whichever comes first. BPA671

Shredding Day

4/27/2014 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

In the spirit of spring cleaning, a shredding truck from Cintas will be in our parking lot for 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. No sign-up necessary.

Intro. to Sculpture

4/28/2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Need a mood elevator or a stress reliever? Experience what happens as you squeeze life into clay. Librarian and artist Debbie Ahearn will introduce you to the basics of sculpting during this class. Fee: $10 payable by check only. BPA314

Mah Jongg Fridays

5/2/2014 1:00 PM - Friday, June 13, 2014 4:00 PM

Play Mah Jongg with your neighbors on the dates and times listed above. No sign-up necessary.

Beginning Tai Chi

5/5/2014 11:15 AM - Monday, June 30, 2014 12:15 PM

Mondays, May 5, 12, 19, June 9, 16 & 30, 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

Summer Appetizers with Chef Craig

5/5/2014 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Chef Craig and BIsco are excited to be back just in time for summer! They'll demonstrate how to make Greek shrimp bruschetta, bacon and mushromm bruschhetta, and moe delicious party appetizers. BPA933

Intermediate/Advanced Tai Chi

5/6/2014 11:15 AM - Tuesday, July 01, 2014 12:15 PM

Tuesdays, May 6, 13, 20, June 10, June 17 & July 1, 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

Outdoor Spring Planter

5/6/2014 7:00 PM - Wednesday, May 07, 2014 2:30 PM

Tuesday, May 6 from 7-8:30pm OR Wednesday, May 7 from 1-2:30pm Join us for this springtime tradition. Florist Cathy Delehanty will guide you in creating your own planter for your deck, porch or garden. You will have a wide selection of plants to choose from. Please bring the following to class: An 8” planter container with drainage and a hand trowel. Bringing garden gloves and an apron are optional. Fee: $10 per person payable by check only. BPA306

Yoga Levels I & II

5/7/2014 7:00 PM - Wednesday, July 02, 2014 8:30 PM

Wednesdays, May 7, 21, 28, June 4, June 18 & July 2, 7-8:30pm 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

5/8/2014 10:00 AM - Thursday, June 19, 2014 11:00 AM

Thursdays, May 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5 & June 19, 10-11am Fee: $10 payable by check only. BPA103

Library Quilt Group

5/8/2014 7:00 PM - Thursday, June 12, 2014 8:30 PM

Thursday, May 8 and Thursday, June 12, 7-8:30pm Interested in a social evening with other quilters? This group is for you! All are welcome regardless of experience. BPA316

Let’s Talk About Celiac Disease

5/8/2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

What are the signs and symptoms of celiac disease? Registered nurse and nutritionist Vanessa Langer is here to fill you in on the basics of this disease, plus give tips on what to eat both at home and at restaurants. BPA124

Beginning Yoga

5/10/2014 10:00 AM - Saturday, July 05, 2014 11:00 AM

Saturdays, May 10, 17, June 7, June 14, June 21 & July 5, 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

Coin & Stamp Appraisal

5/10/2014 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Find out how much your coins and stamps are worth during this free appraisal session. Both U.S. and world stamps and coins are welcome. BPA605

Zumba Fitness

5/12/2014 7:00 PM - Monday, June 23, 2014 8:00 PM

Mondays, May 12, 19, June 2, 9, 16 & 23, 7-8pm 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

Organize Those Papers!

5/13/2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Come and learn what to do with those papers that just won't stop coming into your life! Join Jennifer Ryan, professional organizer and motivating force, as she tells you what to keep, how to store it, and how to eliminate what you don't need. BPA201

Knitting & Crocheting

5/14/2014 7:00 PM - Wednesday, June 11, 2014 8:30 PM

Wednesdays, May 14 & June 11, 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 Book Club and Author Q & A!

5/19/2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for a very special book club where we’ll read Shanghai Girls by Lisa See; during our meeting we’ll get to chat via Skype with the bestselling author herself! Shanghai Girls is the story of sisters May and Pearl who struggle to adapt to life in 1930s Los Angeles while still bound to old customs. Along the way they face discrimination and confront a life-altering secret. Books will be available at the circulation desk approximately five weeks before the discussion. BPA500

Long Island: A Migratory Motel

5/20/2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Long Island provides a permanent, year-round habitat for many species of wildlife such as chipmunks, deer, raccoons, black-capped chickadees and downy woodpeckers. What is less appreciated is the role the Island plays in providing essential habitat for a wide variety of migratory species. This lecture introduces you to the fascinating stories of two dozen species that migrate through or to Long Island. BPA606

Back to Basics: Spring Veggies

5/20/2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Emilie Zaweski of Jamesport Harvest will show you how to make the most of fresh, local springtime vegetables and herbs during this cooking demonstration. All dishes will be vegetarian. Fee: $5 payable by check only. BPA953

Bird of Paradise Painting

5/22/2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Artist Laura Goetz will guide you in using acrylics to paint a vibrant bird of paradise flower. Fee: $5 payable by check only. BPA315

The Gold Coast & the Movies

5/29/2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Go behind the scenes with location film scout and author Monica Randall as she shares her experiences working with such film icons such as Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty, Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Martin Scorsese, and Mike Nichols. Included in the program will be scenes from such classics as The Godfather, Hair, The Fortune, Age of Innocence and Sabrina. You’ll also learn why the Gold Coast flunked its screen test for the making of the most celebrated Long Island story of them all, The Great Gatsby. BPA602

Beginning Meditation

5/30/2014 6:00 PM - Friday, June 27, 2014 7:00 PM

Fridays, May 30 and June 27, 6-7pm Yoga instructor Diane Aronsen will teach you how to begin a meditation practice. In your journey, you will find that fears, stress and anxieties will be reduced or even eliminated. 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

5/31/2014 10:00 AM - Saturday, June 28, 2014 4:00 PM

Saturday, May 31 OR June 28, 10am-4pm This one day class will reduce points and/or take 10% off liability costs on your auto insurance. Fee: $28 payable by check only.

Laughs at the Library

6/1/2014 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Everyone needs laughter in their lives! Longtime comedian Mark Brier will host this afternoon of laughs and entertainment for all. Mr. Brier and his troupe of comedians provide a show full of clean humor appropriate for all ages. You’ll be sure to leave with a smile on your face! BPA608

Adult Summer Reading Club

6/2/2014 10:00 AM - Monday, August 04, 2014 9:00 PM

Sign up starts on Monday, June 2 Club runs from Monday, June 9 to Monday, August 4 Why let the kids have all the summer reading fun? Sign up for our independent reading club! Here’s how it works: When you sign up starting on June 2nd at the Reference Desk you’ll get a welcome packet chock full of recommended reads. Starting on June 9, you can submit one book review per week; after 3, 6 & 8 reviews you’ll get a prize plus you can enter our grand prize drawing every time you submit a review. If you submit at least three (3) book reviews throughout the summer you’ll be invited to our delectable luncheon on Saturday, August 16.

Evening Mah Jongg

6/2/2014 6:30 PM - Monday, June 30, 2014 8:30 PM

Mondays, June 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 6:30-8:30pm Instructor Cathy Crocetti will teach you the basics of playing Mah Jongg during this five session class. If you have a Mah Jongg set, please let a librarian know upon sign-up and bring to the class. Each participant will need to provide their own Mah Jongg card. Ask upon sign-up how to purchase a card. BPA664

Bonsai for Beginners

6/3/2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

During this lecture, member of the Eastern Suffolk Bonsai Society Julius Tepper will introduce you to the ancient art of growing bonsai. Mr. Tepper will demonstrate how to shape a standard nursery plant into a beginning bonsai, and one lucky audience member will go home with the finished product! BPA609

Medicare 101

6/12/2014 11:00 AM - Monday, May 12, 2014 12:30 PM

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

History of the Long Island Railroad

6/12/2014 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Take a look at the fascinating history of Long Island’s train stations with David Morrison, former Port Jefferson branch line manager and author of the photographic history of Long Island Rail Road Stations. From the Forest Hills Station, where Theodore Roosevelt delivered his famous unification speech on July 4, 1917 to the Amagansett station building where Nazi spies boarded a train bound for New York City in 1942, Mr. Morrison explores the history of the 125 stations that serve the Long Island Rail Road. Special emphasis will be placed on our former Blue Point and Bayport stations, as well as the Sayville and Patchogue stations. BPA603

Summer is Bursting with Flavor

6/17/2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Chef Rob Scott is here to help you celebrate summer by demonstrating how to make Greek orzo and grilled shrimp with mustard-dill vinaigrette, crab and scallion stuffed artichoke hearts, and watermelon fire and ice salsa. Yum! Fee: $5 payable by check only. BPA917

Meet the 3D Printer

6/19/2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Have you heard about 3D printing? A new technology, this printer has the ability to scan and create 3D objects out of plastic right before your eyes! The library will have this printer on loan from June 13 through June 27. Stop in on June 19 for a live demonstration; we’ll also be raffling off objects that the printer has made! If you can’t make it to the demonstration, don’t worry, you can visit the printer in the library during its loan period. No sign-up necessary.

Intro. to Sculpture

6/19/2014 7:00 PM - Thursday, June 26, 2014 8:30 PM

Thursdays, June 19 and June 26, 7-8:30pm Need a mood elevator or a stress reliever? Experience what happens as you squeeze life into clay. Librarian and artist Debbie Ahearn will introduce you to the basics of sculpting during this class. Fee: $10 payable by check only. BPA314

Planning Ahead with 529 College Savings Plans

6/21/2014 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Craig A. Charach, Financial Consultant will be hosting a free, educational seminar explaining the benefits of 529 college savings plans. He will cover the different plans, share resources to help you start saving today and leave you with valuable information to be able to make informed decisions about how to pay for college. BPA677

Summer Solstice Walking Tour

6/21/2014 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Saturday, June 21, 6:30-8:30pm, Tour begins and ends on the front lawn of the Bayport-Blue Point Library Rain Date: Sunday, June 22, 6:30-8:30pm Let our local historian Gene Horton be your guide for this annual walking tour. For only the second time in over 20 years, the route will be markedly different. Participants will meet and leave from the front lawn of the Library, making their way down Blue Point Avenue. Included will be the history of such places as the former Blue Point Inn, Cavanaugh’s, the LIRR trestle and depot, the 1929 Blue Point School building, the Fire House and more. Participants will also receive a souvenir booklet complements of the Friends of the Library. Don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes! BPA623

Rings with Ofra

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

Learn how to make one-of-a-kind rings out of wire and semi-precious stones with jewelry designer Ofra Levin. Fee: $10 payable by check only. BPA302

Yankee Stadium Tour, Mario’s & Tour of the Bronx

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

Get the ultimate behind-the-scenes tour of Yankee Stadium! Your tour will include the dugout area – sit in the best seats in the house, imagine yourself being a sports reporter in the Press Box, visit the locker room of your heroes in the Clubhouse, hear the fascinating stories of the legends and myths of the Yankees History and more! Your lunch will be at Mario’s, winner of the James Beard Award for best Regional Classic Restaurant. Before your lunch, enjoy some time shopping for Italian delicacies on the fabled Arthur Avenue followed by a tour of the fascinating Bronx. Enjoy the architectural diversity and landscaped beauty, from breathtaking views above the Hudson, to the famed Grand Concourse and elegant mansions in Riverdale. Fee: $107 payable by check only. *All areas in Yankee Stadium are subject to change and are based on availability. Walking and standing is required. BPA604