Adult Summer Reading Club
- 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.
Beginning Tai Chi
- Monday, August 11, 2014 12:15 PM
Mondays, July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 4 & 11, 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
Nighttime Tai Chi for Everyone
- 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.
Intermediate/Advanced Tai Chi
- Tuesday, August 12, 2014 12:15 PM
Tuesdays, July 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5 & 12, 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
The Most Beautiful Cars Ever Built
- Thursday, August 07, 2014 8:00 PM
Tuesday, July 8 from 2-3 p.m. OR Thursday, August 7 from 7-8 p.m.
Join H. Roy Jaffe, former senior stylist at General Motors, as he presents this interactive lecture of unusual and dynamically styled cars, some never before seen by the public. Mr. Jaffe will comment on the background and special features of these unique automobiles, including one-of-a-kind and custom built cars. BPA650
Yoga Levels I & II
- 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
Arthritis Foundation Senior Flex
- Thursday, August 21, 2014 11:00 AM
Thursdays, July 10, 17, 24, August 7, 14 & 21, 10-11 a.m.
Fee: $10 payable by check only. BPA103
Library Quilt Group
- Thursday, August 14, 2014 8:30 PM
Thursdays, July 10 & August 14, 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
- 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.
- 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
Knitting & Crocheting
- Wednesday, August 13, 2014 8:30 PM
Wednesdays, July 16 & August 13, 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
- 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.
Summer Salads with Chef Craig
- 7:30 PM
Join Chef Craig and the Block Island Seafood Company as they demonstrate some summer salad favorites. First, they'll demonstrate their rosemary and lemon brined chicken over a roasted corn salsa. Then they'll show us their famous fishcakes over a tasty Brussels sprouts salad. Fee: $5 payable by check only. BPA942
Blue Point Remembered
- 8:30 PM
Take a tour through historic Blue Point with local historian Gene Horton. Using local postcards and photos from the 1900s-1930s, Gene will illustrate how Blue Point looked long ago and share tales about local boardinghouses, businesses and homes. BPA662
- 2:30 PM
Join local artist Emily Bosch as she guides you in illustrating your very own set of summer postcards. Fee: $5 payable by check only. BPA378
Seaside Beverage Set
- 2:30 PM
Artist Shirley Ruby will guide you in painting a beach scene on a glass pitcher and two glasses. When you’re finished you’ll have a complete beach beverage set! Fee: $10 payable by check only. BPA393
Adult Summer Reading Club Luncheon
- 3:00 PM
Share the fun you’ve had all summer at the finale luncheon to the reading club. All you need to have done is read three (3) books prior to August 4, and turned in your book reviews at the Reference desk. Luncheon guests are by invitation only so get reading and enjoy this highlight of the season! Bon appétit!
Healthy and Sinful with Chef Rob
- 8:30 PM
Chef Rob Scott will demonstrate how to make a healthy batch of chilled gazpacho and a sinful grilled pound cake with balsamic peaches and brown sugar. Fee: $5 payable by check only. BPA919
Summer Fresh Fruit Tart
- 8:30 PM
In this hands on class, an instructor from the Baking Coach will show you how to make a fresh fruit tart to take home and enjoy. For convenience you’ll be using a graham cracker crust during the class, but the instructor will explain how to make tarts from scratch using short dough. Fee: $5 payable by check only. BPA948
Landmarks and Historic Sites on Long Island
- 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
- 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
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