Mordechai Meles

“Odyssey of Image”

May 1, 2015 – June 21, 2015
Artist Reception: Saturday, May 16th, 2:00-4:00pm

“Nature provides us with a beautiful display of spring and summer colors. We enjoy the scene, but often miss the intricacies within the complex tapestry.” Mordechai Meles’ photography provides us with opportunities to explore the abstract within nature. His interest began with flowers and roses in particular.

Closely observing the different sections of a flower, Mordechai found a wide range of intricacy from one part to another. His focus on different angles produces a myriad of hidden possibilities to delight the eye. By removing unessential or distracting parts, smaller details are magnified. Some abstracts are still recognizable as flowers, while others are not. The saturation of color, increase in contact, and distortion techniques he uses enhance the abstract imagery. While some master photographers darken the background to enhance their subject, Mordechai chooses to create an outburst from the center out, giving the subject a three-dimensional perspective.

Mordechai Meles is a graduate of Pratt Institute, and has a Masters Degree from Columbia University. He has won many prizes in local contests, including The Kodak International Newspaper Snapshot Award (KINSA). For a short time he was a freelance photographer for the Baltimore Jewish Times. In 2007, Mordechai’s photographs were exhibited at The Watchung Art Center in New Jersey, then in 2008 and 2010 at the Donald B. Palmer Museum. In 2011 Mordechai’s photographs were exhibited at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, and in 2013 at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library.

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Regularly Scheduled Adult Programs

Coloring & Paper Crafternoons
Thursdays, March 1, 15; April 5, 19 • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm • Meeting Room
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.



Bridge Club
Fridays, March 2 – April 27  •  10:00 am – 12:00 pm  •   Meeting Room
Register using code HMA179 
No registration required. Open to all.




Op Ed Fridays
Fridays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;  April 6, 13, 20, 27  •  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.



Tai Chi for Balance
Mondays and Fridays, March 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30; April 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am (Free; 16 sessions) • Auditorium
Register using code HMA503
This twice weekly Tai Chi class is led by a certified instructor from the Suffolk County Department of Health Services. This practice helps older adults improve balance and increase confidence. Self-initiated movements include body weight shifting, unilateral weight bearing, trunk rotation, ankle sways and coordinated eye-head-hand movements. 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.  Registration begins January 2 for HPL cardholders and January 9 for out-of-district residents.
Next Chapter Book Club
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Mondays, March 5, 12, 19, 26;  April 9, 16, 23, 30   •  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. This club provides an opportunity for adults (18 years and older) with developmental disabilities (DD) to gather together in a relaxed, community setting to form friendships through reading and talking about books. All are welcome, regardless of reading level. Members are supported by Librarian Maureen Comerford. For more information, contact Librarian Maureen Comerford at: 631-427-5165, ext. 237, or email . 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

YMCA Enhance Fitness Program
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, March 5 thru June 22 • 2:30 - 3:30 pm · Station Community Room
Register using code HSA308
Enhance Fitness is a proven community based senior fitness and arthritis management program. Its purpose is to help older adults become more active, energized, and empowered for independent living. The program consists of low impact exercise classes that are safe and challenging for older adults of all fitness levels and focuses on increasing cardiovascular endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility which can help reduce arthritis symptoms. A certified instructor leads classes at a pace that works for each participant. Registration for this program is directly through the YMCA. Call 631-421-4242.



Beginner English Classes
Beginner English Classes
Tuesdays, March 6, 20, 27; April 3, 10 & 24; > •  5:30 pm - 6:30
Thursdays, March 8, 22, 29; April 5, 12 & 19 •  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, March 6, 20, 27; April 3, 10 & 24  •  6:30 pm to 7:30 pm  •  Station Community Room
Register using code HSA084
Improve basic writing, speaking, reading and listening in English. Learn language skills that will help you feel more independent and confident in daily life.  Registration required.  Open to all.


Painting with Pastels taught by Anne Gunthner
Thursdays, March 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5, 12, 19 & 26 • 1:00 - 3:00 pm · Station Community Room
Register using code HSA253
Whether you are a new-comer or have used pastels before, this class will cover new and additional information to help you achieve the next level in pastel painting. Always important, the concept of value, chroma and intensity of color (and how to determine the appropriate application of each)will be demonstrated and discussed. We will also cover basic design elements such as proportion, perspective, compositional balance, etc. Supplies: A multi-colored pad (of Canson basic pastel paper (may be purchased at Michael’s or Riebes), no smaller than 9 x 12” Foam core board (or similar) to back your pastel paper with, a table easel with a drop cloth of some sort to put under your easel, at least one box of pastels (Michaels brand is fine but please purchase 24 color size if possible) Paper Towels, clamps and/or masking tape, good reference landscape photos or still life objects. A non-refundable payment of $40.00 is due at time of registration online or in person by check or money order made payable to Huntington Public Library.   Registration required. HPL cardholders only.



Let's Talk Conversation Group
Let's Talk Conversation Group
Thursdays, March 8, 22, 29;  April 5, 12 & 19  •  6:30pm to 7:30pm  •  Station Community Room
Register using code HSA058
Join a native English speaker for some casual conversation. Come prepared to speak in English. Group led by Myra Picard.  Registration required. Open to All.



Career Counselor @ Main Library
Career Counselor @ Main Library
Thursdays, March 8 & April 5 •  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm •
Make an appointment by calling the Reference Desk at 631-427-5165 ext. 251.   HPL cardholders preferred.




Caregiver Ambassador Program
Mondays, March 12 & April 9 • 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.




Empire Defensive Driving
Saturday, March 17 • 9:30 pm – 3:30 pm •Meeting Room
Register using code HMA201
Registration required with nonrefundable payment of $28.00 online, by credit card, or in-person by check or money order payable to Huntington Public Library.   Open to all.




Chair Yoga with Bonnie Millen
Tuesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24; May 22, 29; June 5, 12, 19, 26  •  10:45 am – 11:45 am, OR
Thursdays, April 5, 12, 19, 26; May 24, 31; June 7, 14, 21, 28
 •  10:00 am - 11:00 am  •   Auditorium
Register using code HMA500 (Tuesdays)
Register using code HMA502 (Thursdays)
Gentle movements from the comfort of a chair help increase strength and mobility. Hand weights provided. Registration required for either the Tuesday OR the Thursday class with non-refundable payment of $50.00 (10 sessions) online, by credit card, or in-person by check or money order payable to Huntington Public Library.   Registration begins March 1st for HPL cardholders and March 8th for out-of-district residents.




Gentle Yoga with Ann
Wednesdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25; May 23, 30; June 6, 13, 20, 27  •  11:00 am to 12:00 pm • Auditorium
OR Saturdays,  April 7, 14, 21, 28; May 19; June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 •  11:00 am to 12:00 pm • Auditorium
Register using code HMA163 (Wednesdays)
Register using code HMA162 (Saturdays)
Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher Ann McDermott-Kave teaches this class for all levels. Registration required with non-refundable payment of $50.00 for Wednesdays (10 sessions) OR $50.00 for Saturdays (10 sessions) online by credit card, or in-person by check or money order payable to Huntington Public Library.   Registration begins March 1st for HPL cardholders and March 8th for out-of-district residents.




Fearless Watercolors with Jan Guarino
Wednesdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23 • 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm • Meeting Room
Register using code HMA832
Discover new watercolor techniques to free you of watercolor anxiety, learn to trust your instincts with color and make drips work for you. Jan provides demos and constructive critiques. Projects may include landscape, portrait, floral or still life. Bring your supplies. See the recommended supply list at the public service desks OR in the online program record.   Registration required with a non-refundable payment of $40.00, online by credit card or in person by check or money order payable to Huntington Public Library. HPL cardholders only. Open to all on March 22.



"Walk This Way!" Walking Club
Fridays, April 6, 13, 20, 27  •  9:30 am – 10:30 am  •  Heckscher Park
Register using code HMA615
Our popular walking program is back for the spring! A great opportunity to get fit with friends, and meet new friends, too. Wear your walking shoes, bring your Fitbit or step tracker, and “Walk Your Way” to a better you! Meet at Heckscher Park, Route 25A & Prime Avenue, in the parking lot on Prime Avenue.   Registration required. Open to all.
Senior Advocate
Senior Advocate
Monday,March 19  •  10:00am - 12:00pm • 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.



Smart Driver Course

Saturday, April 28  • 9:30 am – 4:00 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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Purchase Discounted Tickets to Area Attractions
The Library is now selling discounted tickets to several area attractions! Cash, check or money order is needed at time of purchase, payable to Huntington Public Library. Credit or debit card cannot be accepted at this time. Tickets may be purchased at the Main's and the Station Branch's Circulation Desks.


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