Mah Jongg Fridays
- 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
- 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
Knitting & Crocheting
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
Intermediate Tai Chi
- Tuesday, October 21, 2014 12:15 PM
Tuesdays, September 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14 & 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
Chair & Gentle Yoga
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
Introduction to Canasta
- 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
- 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.
Smart Nutrition for Busy People
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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!
- 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.