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NaNoWRIMO!
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Tuesdays, November 6, 20; December 4 • 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Register using code HMA808
Come write in! Join us for NAtional NOvel WRIting Month, a nonprofit event that encourages aspiring writers to write a 50,000-word novel, or a first draft of one, in a month’s time. Adult fiction writers of all skill levels are welcome. Sharing work is encouraged, but not required. On November 6, learn all about it and meet other participants. Return on November 20 for encouragement and commiseration. Come back on December 4 to let us know whether you met your deadline. You are not required to attend all three sessions. If you have questions, you may email librarian Therese Purcell Nielsen at Registration required. Open to all.

 

Book Talk & Signing with Author Kathleen Murray Moran: Life Detonated, The True Story of a Widow and a Hijacker
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Sunday, December 2, 2018 · 2:00 - 4:00 pm · Auditorium

Register using code HMA918
Life Detonated, The True Story of a Widow and a Hijacker by Kathleen Murray Moran
.  This is the gripping true story of Kathleen Murray, a young mother whose life was changed when her husband, an NYPD bomb disposal expert, was killed by a terrorist’s bomb left in a Grand Central Station locker. It details the hijacking of TWA Flight 355, her correspondence with the wife of the hijacker, Murray’s appeal for the woman’s release from prison, and the final face-to-face meeting where the truth of who the hijacker was and what she wanted ripped away her ability to trust. An excerpt from Kathleen’s memoir went viral on Salon.com. A podcast recorded for NPR’s Snap Judgment earned Atlantic Monthly’s Top-Fifty spot. Kathleen, co-founder of Survivors of the Shield (SOS), was recently approached by 20/20 to participate in a feature on forgiveness. Books will be available for purchase and signing!  Registration required. Open to all.

 

 

The Mitten Tree Project
Help the Huntington Public Library help our community by donating new mittens, gloves and scarves to keep hands warm this winter. All donations will be placed on The Mitten Tree, and later donated to the Helping Hand Rescue Mission in Huntington Station. Donations will be accepted until December 17.  For more information contact Adult Services at 631-427-5165, est. 251

 

 

 

PM Yoga with Dorothy Mandrakos
Wednesdays, November 28; December 5, 12, 19 & 26 • 6:00 pm · Station Community Room
Register using code HSA169
Yoga increases strength and flexibility. It can also improve your mood. Class includes meditation to help clear your mind. Please bring a mat. Fee: $ 25 Non-refundable, payable online or in-person at time of registration.   Registration required. HPL cardholders until November 15, then open to all.

 

 

 

Mah Jongg
Mondays, December 3, 10, & 17 • 10:00 am · Station Community Room
Register using code HSA196
Instructor Jacqui Palatnik introduces you to this ancient game's strategies, sequences and combinations. Become acquainted with the tiles, sticks and basic moves. Register early and make sure you get your Mah Jongg cards from www.nationalmahjonggleague.org. You must have your cards before the class starts. Cards are either $7 or $8 - either one is fine.   Registration required. HPL cardholders only.

 

 

 

Wednesday, December 12 • 6:00 pm • Meeting Room
Register using code HMA642
Calling all bakers! Prizes will be awarded for Most Unique, Prettiest, and Best-Tasting! We’ll serve hot cocoa and cider. Bring 2 dozen, or more, of your signature cookies or dessert bars to share. Submit your favorite recipe by November 30 to be included in our Community Dessert Recipe Book. A copy will go to each person who registers and attends. Containers will be provided to take home sample cookies.Registration required. Open to all.

 

 

 

Holidays are for Baking Memories
Friday, December 14 • 12:00 pm • Station Community Room
Register using code HSA329
There is nothing better than waking up during the holiday season to a fresh baked bread! Join Chef Rob Scott and make a delicious vanilla cinnamon coffee cake to enjoy at home or give to a friend!   Participants must bring 2 small bowls, 1 large bowl, Bundt pan, mixing spoon and 1 cup of Pecans, optional for cake. Registration required. HPL Cardholders only.

 

 

 

Art Lecture: Andy Warhol (1928–1987)
Friday, December 14 • 7:00 pm • Auditorium
Register using code HMA714
Professor Thomas Germano’s visual lecture corresponds with the exhibit entitled Andy Warhol - From A to B and Back Again, at the Whitney Museum of American Art from November 12, 2018 through March 31, 2019. The Whitney describes Warhol as “ever-present and instantly recognizable with his carefully cultivated persona, his willingness to experiment with non-traditional art-making techniques, and his understanding of the growing power of images in contemporary life. He didn't slow down after an assassination attempt in 1968, but entered into a period of intense experimentation. The show illuminates his beginnings as a commercial illustrator in the 1950s, his iconic Pop masterpieces of the early 1960s, his experimental work in film in the 60s and 70s, and later work.” Registration required. Open to all.

 

 

 

Almost Maine: A ZigZag Theater Production
Saturday, December 15 • 3:00 pm • Auditorium
Register using code HMA784
This comedy by John Cariani explores love and loss in a remote, mythical, almost-town called Almost, Maine. Suitable for all ages. Free! Registration required. Open to all.

 

 

 

Regularly Scheduled Adult Programs

 
Coloring Club
Thursdays, November 1, 15; December 20, 27  •  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm  •  Meeting Room
Register using code HMA276
Relax while coloring or making simple, fun, paper crafts. Bring your own coloring supplies. Annina Luck provides a craft activity and inspiration on the second of the two dates each month.  No registration required. Open to all.

 

 

 

Op Ed Fridays
Op-Ed-Fridays
Fridays, November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; December 7, 14, 21, 28 •  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm  •  Meeting Room
Register using code HMA524
Discuss articles about current issues with Dr. Milton Block, faculty member at Queens College and the Life Long Learning Institute.   No registration required. Open to all.

 

 

Monthly Caregiver Support Group
Mondays, November 5, December 3 • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm • Meeting Room
Register using code HMA293
If you’re caring for a family member or friend with Alzheimer's disease or another dementia, this monthly support group is for you. Staff from Parker Jewish Institute facilitate these meetings to provide you with emotional and tangible support to reduce burn-out and illness. For more information, call 516-586-1507.Open to all. Registration is for 8 meetings.  
Forrest Yoga Evenings with Dorothy Mandrakos
Mondays, November 5, 12, 19; December 10, 17 • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm ($50 for 10 sessions) • Auditorium
Register using code HMA844
Forrest Yoga with Dorothy Mandrakos focuses on breath, strength, integrity and spirit. Poses are held longer to help integrate emotions. Registration begins September 4 for HPL cardholders and September 18 for out-of-district residents. Registration required with non-refundable fee ($50 for 10 sessions) payable online or in-person. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat and towel or blanket to class. Fitness classes require participants to sign a waiver on the first day.

 

 

 

Next Chapter Book Club
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Mondays, November 5, 19, 26; December 3, 10, 17   •  1:30 pm to 2:30 pm · 2nd Floor, Main Library
Register using code HMA264
In January 2018, Huntington Public Library and Literacy Nassau began the third year of our Next Chapter Book Club at the Main Library.  Adults 18 years and older with developmental disabilities meet in a relaxed, community setting to form friendships through reading and talking about books with librarian Maureen Comerford. Regardless of reading level, all are welcome. Some books we’ve enjoyed are Mary Poppins, Seabiscuit, and Who is George Lucas?  For information, contact Ms. Comerford at 631-427-5165, ext. 237 or email . Next Chapter Book Club's website is http://nextchapterbookclub.org.  You may also contact Cindy Cabrera, Regional Director of Literacy Nassau's Next Chapter Book Club at (516) 867-3580, ext. 15.The Next Chapter Book Club's national website may be found HERE
Advanced English Classes
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Mondays, November 5, 12, 19; December 3, 10, 17  •  6:30 pm to 7:30 pm  •  Station Community Room
Register using code HSA058
Students will be expected to demonstrate a comprehensive vocabulary at a level that utilizes real world English Language material and express themselves in a cohesive manner. Students will be expected to demonstrate a comprehensive vocabulary at a level that utilizes real world English Language material and express themselves in a cohesive manner. Discussions on various topics including current events will be covered. Students are expected to participate.  Registration required.  Open to all.

 

Beginner English Classes
Beginner English Classes
Tuesdays, November 6, 13, 20; December 4, 18 • 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Thursdays, November 8, 15; December 6, 13, 20 •  5:30 pm - 6:30
Register using code HSA083
All sessions are in the Station Community Room. Huntington Library is offering beginner English class for new English speakers with little or no English skills. A Native English speaker will teach this class which is designed to help new English speakers practice and improve Basic English skills in a casual and fun environment. Participants may attend as many sessions as they like. Registration required. Open to all.

 

Intermediate English Classes
Intermediate English Classes
Tuesdays, November 6, 13, 20; December 4, 18   •  6:30 pm to 7:30 pm  •  Station Community Room
Thursdays, November 8, 15; December 6, 13, 20   •  6:30-7:30 pm  •  6:30 pm to 7:30 pm  •  Station Community Room
Register using code HSA084
Designed for new English language learners inhelping develop fundamental writing, speaking,reading and listening skills. By the end of the courseparticipants will be more spontaneous, independentand confident.  Registration required.  Open to all.

 

Empire Defensive Driving
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Tuesdays, November 6 & 13 •  6:00 pm – 9:00 pm  •  Meeting Room
Register using code HMA201
Drivers may reduce up to 4 points on their driving record or receive a 10 percent discount on vehicle liability, personal injury protection, and collision insurance for three years. Registration required with a nonrefundable fee of $28.00 payable online or in-person.  Open to all.

 

 

 

Bridge Club
Fridays, November 9, 16, 30;  December 7, 14, 21, 28   •  10:00 am – 12:00 pm  •   Meeting Room
Register using code HMA179.
Bring your friends and enjoy playing bridge at the library.  No registration required. Open to all.

 

 

 

Career Counselor @ Main Library
Career Counselor @ Main Library
Tuesdays, November 13 & December 11  •  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Make an appointment by calling the Reference Desk at 631-427-5165 ext. 251.   HPL cardholders preferred.

 

 

 

Senior Advocate
Senior Advocate
Monday, November 19  •  10:00 am - 12:00 pm  •  Main Library’s Main Floor
A Senior Advocate from the Suffolk County Office of the Aging, will assist seniors with complicated forms and answers questions regarding county programs and services for seniors. No registration required. Open to all seniors and those who have concerns about a senior issue. Please check-in at the Reference Desk upon your arrival.

 

 

 

Bridge - Advanced Beginner/Intermediate
Bridge - Beginner
Fridays, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2  •  10:00 am – 12:00 pm • Meeting Room
Register using code HMA182
Accredited bridge teacher Susan Fishbein, will instruct you on bidding and playing. Bring the textbook Play of the Hand in the 21st Century (ACBL Bridge Series) to class. You may purchase it through Baron Barclay Bridge Supply/item #5180 at www.baronbarclay.com or by phone at 1-800-274-2221 or other retailers. Registration required. HPL cardholders only. Open to all on September 11.   Bridge Club follows directly after this program, November 9 – February 22.

 

 

Caregiver Ambassador Program
Monday, September 17  •  10:00 am – 12:00 pm  •  Main Library, Main Floor – Sign in at Adult Reference Desk
Register using code HMA969
As part of Parker Jewish Institute’s Willing Hearts, Helpful Hands Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Support Initiative, a Caregiver Ambassador will meet one-on-one with caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. The licensed social worker is trained to assist with information and referrals regarding caregiver programs, medical care, respite care, benefits, support groups, and more. She will offer free memory screenings, tips on how to speak with your doctor about memory problems, and will discuss with caregivers the importance of taking a break!   Open to all. First come, first served.

 

 

 

Smart Driver Course
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Saturday, December 8 •  9:30 am – 4:30 pm  •  Meeting Room

Register using code HMA200
Oriented toward the 50+ driver, but open to younger drivers. New York State Driver’s license required. Registration required in-person with non-refundable payment of $20.00 (AARP members) or $25.00 (non-members) payable to AARP.   Open to all.
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A Social Work Intern from Stony Brook University will be on-site in both buildings for patrons to meet with, free of charge. Please call the reference desk at either buildings for details:

631-427-5165, ext. 250 or ext. 123

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Purchase Discounted Tickets to Area Attractions
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The Library sells discounted tickets to several area attractions! Cash, check or money order is needed at time of purchase, payable to Huntington Public Library.  Credit Cards (Visa, Mastercard & Discover) are now also accepted.   Tickets may be purchased at the Main's and the Station Branch's Circulation Desks.
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