Cotton: An Interactive, Musical Presentation Honoring the African American Slave
Saturday, February 17 • 2:00 pm • Auditorium
Register using code HMA993
This interactive, musical presentation remembers and honors the plight of the African American slave through Spirituals, interspersed with classic Slave Narratives. Visuals include historic photos by photographer, Gordon Parks. Presenter Tanisha Mitchell, designated a “Mover and Shaker” by Library Journal, is most known for her innovative curating and archival expertise in the Metropolitan Opera music library. As a singer, Ms. Mitchell has trained with world renowned opera singers and enjoys performing to spread community awareness of great music. Registration required. Open to all.
Medicare Counseling and Assistance
Tuesday, February 20 • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm • Main Library, Main Floor - Sign in at Adult Reference Desk
Register using code HMA994
Meet one-on-one with a Health Insurance Information, Counseling & Assistance (HIICAP) volunteer from the Suffolk County Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) to discuss your needs regarding Medicare health insurance and benefits, Medicare Saving Programs and EPIC. Open to all. First come, first served.
Improvisational Theater and Playwriting
Tuesday, February 20 • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm • Auditorium
Register using code HMA559
Participate in improvisational theater with Dr. Milton Bloch, Director. Sharpen your wit and improve your memory, as you imagine problems, consider creative solutions and perform them on stage. Registration required. Open to all.
Joseph P. Dwyer Veteran Peer Support Project
Wednesday, February 21 • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm• Station Community Room
Register using code HSA279
The Dwyer Project provides programs and services, free of charge, to all veterans on Long Island of all eras. By leveraging military cultural values of trust, respect, perseverance, and self-reliance we facilitate successful reintegration by engaging other veterans who have shared experiences. Impact in the community has resulted in reduction of hospitalizations, sustained families, secured gainful employment, prevented homelessness, promoted daily wellness, and educated the civilian community as to the needs of our veterans. Each month the Dwyer Project will have a table at the Station Branch. Come by to get more information about how to get support for yourself or a loved one. No registration required. Open to all.
Geeks, Books & Coffee
Monday, February 26 • 6:00pm • Station Small Meeting Room
Register using code HSA274
Join the library book club that is going to discuss all things geek culture. Books and comics are being turned into Movies & TV shows at a rapid pace, and we can’t get enough of them. Let’s binge together through the Nerdosphere! Every two months we will explore a particular theme that is of interest to the group. Starting off, the club will be discussing books that are headed to Film and TV screens near you! Come for an adventurous discussion of books, comics, TV and film and yes there will be coffee! Registration required. HPL cardholders only.
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.