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Yoga Levels I & II

1/7/2015 7:00 PM - Wednesday, February 25, 2015 8:00 PM

Wednesdays, January 7, 21, 28, February 4, 18 & 25, 7-8 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

Library Quilt Group

1/8/2015 7:00 PM - Thursday, February 12, 2015 8:30 PM

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

Beginning Yoga

1/10/2015 10:00 AM - Saturday, February 21, 2015 11:00 AM

Saturdays, January 10, 17, 24, February 7, 14 & 21, 10-11 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

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

Zumba Fitness

1/13/2015 7:00 PM - Tuesday, February 17, 2015 8:00 PM

Tuesdays, January 13, 20, 27, February 10 & 17, 7-8 pm 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

Knitting & Crocheting

1/14/2015 7:00 PM - Wednesday, February 11, 2015 8:30 PM

Wednesdays, January 14 & February 11, 7-8:30 pm 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

Mah Jongg Fridays

1/16/2015 12:00 PM - Friday, February 20, 2015 4:00 PM

Fridays, January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13 & 20, 12-4 pm Play Mah Jongg with friends and neighbors on the dates listed above. No sign-up necessary.

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

Short Works of Fiction

1/21/2015 6:00 PM - Wednesday, February 25, 2015 7:00 PM

Wednesdays, January 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18 & 25, 6-7 pm Do you have a story to tell but you're too busy to write a novel? Writer Dominick Quartuccio will teach you how to craft stories from the traditional short to the short-short, from the fable and parable to the tall tale, fairy tale, and folk tale. You will discuss how to compress the elements of storytelling into even the smallest spaces to create stories full of depth, character, and conflict. BPA602

Arthritis Foundation Senior Flex

1/22/2015 10:00 AM - Thursday, February 26, 2015 11:00 AM

Thursdays, January 22, 29, February 5, February 12, 19, and 26, 10-11 am Fee: $10 payable by check only. BPA103

Beginning Observational Drawing

1/26/2015 7:00 PM - Monday, February 09, 2015 9:00 PM

Mondays, January 26, February 2 & 9, 7-9 pm Local artist Caitlin Hennessy will introduce you to the fundamental aspects of drawing including perspective, charcoal tonal drawing, texture and shape during this multi-session class. Participants will practice their drawing skills by creating a still life in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Fee: $5 payable by check only. BPA325

Library Book Club

1/27/2015 7:00 PM - Tuesday, February 24, 2015 8:00 PM

Tuesdays, January 27 and February 24, 7-8 pm Join us for lively conversation during our monthly book club! The selection for January is Mary Coin by Marisa Silver and the selection for February is Someone by Alice McDermott. Books will be available at the circulation desk approximately five weeks before the discussion. BPA500

Cinnamon Raisin Bread

1/29/2015 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Guy Gagliano of Swan Bakery returns to teach you how to make delicious cinnamon raisin bread. Each participant will make their very own loaf to take home to bake or freeze for later. Fee: $5 payable by check only. BPA951

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.

The Underground Railroad on Long Island

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

Developed as a means by which southern slaves could escape their oppressive bondage and flee north, the Underground Railroad was an expansive network of individuals committed to the cause. Join Dr. Kathleen Velsor, SUNY Old Westbury Professor and author, as she presents this illustrated lecture about the local people and places associated with Long Island’s Underground Railroad route. BPA661

European Wheat Pot

2/5/2015 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Diana Conklin returns to show you how to create this unique wheat pot by using a stacking technique. You’ll be able to finish off your creation with a decorative border or a layer of assorted dried flowers. Fee: $12 payable by check only. BPA350

Valentine’s Day Cake Pops

2/7/2015 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

During this class, you’ll learn how to make festive cake pops and decorate them with chocolate, sprinkles and fondant cutouts. Everyone will go home with four cake pops to share or keep! Fee: $5 payable by check only. BPA910

The Chinese New Year with Feng Shui

2/12/2015 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Come and see what 2015 has in store for you! Instructor Maureen Calamia will be teaching the basics of Chinese Astrology & the 9 Star Ki. Students will learn how to determine their Chinese Zodiac and Feng Shui Element using their birth date. Using the Feng Shui Elements, Maureen will also review some of the basic principles that make up the art of Feng Shui. Together we will discuss ways to make 2015 a prosperous and harmonious year for all! BPA611

Keep it Simple Painting

2/18/2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Librarian and artist Debbie will guide you in painting a close-up of lily pads in a Monet-like style using acrylics. Fee: $5 payable by check only. BPA385

Always in my Heart Necklace

2/19/2015 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Jewelry maker Jackie Dunn will show you how to make a heart-shaped dome and bezel pendant. Participants will have a choice of bringing their own image to set into the heart, or using vintage Valentine’s Day images that will be provided. Fee: $5 payable by check only. BPA398

Antarctica: Voyage to the Frozen Continent

2/23/2015 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The frozen wilderness of the last continent, Antarctica, has long held a spellbinding fascination for scientists and explorers alike. Join the Eco-Photo Explorers as they journey across the turbulent Drake Passage to explore the pristine wilderness along the Antarctic Peninsula. Along the way, dramatic landscapes, fascinating wildlife and heart stopping adventure both above and below the water make for a truly inspiring program. BPA340

The Magic of Spices

2/26/2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Evelyn Banker is a master chef, food writer and cooking teacher. Her specialty is the use of spices, herbs and grains in quick, fresh and delicious meals that anyone can prepare. Watch as Evelyn demonstrates how to make a nutritious sprout salad, a soup and a tea and explains the nutritional value of all ingredients she uses – placing a special emphasis on the remarkable qualities of turmeric. She will also discuss her book, which will be available for purchase. BPA924

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