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2017 Adult Summer Reading Club: Build a Better World

betterworldRegister beginning June 5 at 9:00 am at the Adult Reference Desks in both buildings. Receive a gift for registering and another after submitting two online Book Reviews. HPL cardholders only. All reviewers will be invited to our End-of-Summer Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Party on Monday, August 7 at 7:00 pm in our Meeting Room. For drawing winners, there will be our usual assortment of books and a Grand Prize of a three-year New York State Empire Pass membership for you and your family. Prizes are provided with the generous support of the Friends of Huntington Public Library. A better world begins with a better you! Earn raffle tickets when you perform these activities:

Walk This Way! Club
Fridays, April 7, 14, 21, 28 • 9:30 am – 10:30 am • Heckscher Park
Register using code HMA615
Spring is here, summer is around the bend. Join Huntington's new walking club, the perfect opportunity to track your steps or start getting fit with friends. Make some new friends too! Meet us at Heckscher Park (front gate at Rt. 25A and Prime Ave) with your walking shoes and walk your way to a better you!   Registration required. Open to all.

 

 

 

Capture the Beauty! Impressionism
Wednesday, April 26 • 7:00 pm • Main Meeting Room
Register using code HMA281
Explore how Impressionist artists - Renoir, Monet, Cassatt, and others - captured the beauty of the moment. Then, paint your own outdoor scene using dabs of colorful paint with Imagine That! Art Education. Supplies included.   Registration required. HPL cardholders only. Open to all on April 3.

 

 

 

"Some Like It Hot" Recipe Swap: Appetizers & Hors D’Oeuvres!

Wednesday, April 26 • 12:00 pm; Auditorium

Register using code HMA641
Everyone love appetizers, sometimes more than the main course. Browse through a selection of cookbooks at our Customer Services Desk, then prepare a recipe at home and bring it in for everyone to share and enjoy.   Please bring copies of your recipe to share with your new friends and update your recipe box!
GEMINI JOURNEY: South of the Border and Spain
Sunday, April 30 • 3:00 pm • Main Meeting Room
Register using code HMA242
Diane Block, violinist, and Terry Batts, cellist, are accompanied by a percussionist in a rhythmically compelling program that features Tango and Flamenco-inspired pieces, such as Malaguena, Danse Espagnol, "Children of Sanchez" by Chuck Mangione, Libertango by Piazzolla. Block and Batts began their collaboration in the 1980s while studying at the Manhattan School of Music.   Registration required. Open to all.
Citizenship Class
Wednesdays, May 3 & 10 • 6:0 0 pm · Station Community Room
Register using code HSA117
Planning on taking the Citizenship exam? Learn about the process of becoming a citizen, prepare for your citizenship interview and study United States history and government for the examination in these classes led by Laura McKinley.   Registration required. Open to all.

 

 

 

Regularly Scheduled Adult Programs

 
Forrest Yoga with Dorothy Mandrakos (All Levels)
Friday Mornings, May 5, 12 & 26;  June 2, 9 & 16  •  9:30am to 10:30am • Station Community Room
Register using code HSA225
Focuses on breath, strength, integrity and spirit. Come connect to your core while learning to love your body and walk in beauty. Registration required with nonrefundable fee of $30.00, payable either online by credit card or in-person by check or money order to Huntington Public Library.  Registration required. HPL Cardholders only may register on May 1, all others on May 8th.

 

 

 

Coloring for Grownups Club
Thursday, April 27 • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm • Main Meeting Room
Register using code HMA276
Club founder Annina Wildermuth attends on the first date of each month to inform, inspire and support. Bring your own colored pencils, magic markers, gelly roll pens, pencil sharpener, coloring book.   No registration required. Open to all.

 

 

 

Sculpt and Crunch with Fran
Sculpt and Crunch with Fran
Saturdays,  April 22 & 29  •  9:30pm to 10:30pm  •  Auditorium
Register using code HMA178
This class focuses on building strength and flexibility throughout the body with an emphasis on developing core strength and strong abdominal muscles using sculpting and cardio exercises. Class begins with a dynamic total body warm up then all muscle groups are challenged and toned through use of hand weights, resistance bands and resistance tubing. Class ends with full body stretch and cool down. All fitness levels welcome. Registration required with nonrefundable payment of $35.00 online, by credit card, or in-person by check or money order payable to Huntington Public Library. Huntington Public Library cardholders may register beginning Wednesday, March 1. Non-cardholders may register beginning Wednesday, March 8.

 

 

 

Beginner English Classes
Beginner English Classes
Tuesdays,  May 2, 9, 16 & 23;  June 13 & 20  •  5:30 pm - 6:30
Thursdays, May 4, 11 & 18;  June 1, 8, 15 & 22  •  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, May 2, 9, 16 & 23;   June 13 & 20  •  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.

 

Let's Talk Conversation Group
Let's Talk Conversation Group
Thursdays,  May 4, 11, 18;  June 1, 8, 15, 22  •  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.

 

 

Chair Yoga with Bonnie Millen
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Tuesdays, May 16, 23 & 30;  June 6, 13, 20 & 27  • 10:45am - 11:45pm • Auditorium, OR
Thursdays, May 18 & 25;   June 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 • 10:00am - 11:00pm • Auditorium
Register using code HMA500
Gentle movements from the comfort of a chair help increase strength and mobility. Hand weights provided. Registration required for either the Tuesday class OR the Thursday class with non-refundable payment of $17.50 online, by credit card, or in-person by check or money order payable to Huntington Public Library. You may register for one class, not both.  Registration for HPL cardholders only on May 1.  All others may register beginning May 8.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Gentle Yoga with Ann
Wednesdays, May 17, 24 & 31;   June 7, 14, 21 & 28  •  11:00 am to 12:00 pm • Auditorium
OR Saturdays, May 20 & 27;   June 3, 10, 17 & 24  •  11:00 am to 12:00 pm • Auditorium
Register using code HMA163
Registration required with nonrefundable fee of $35 either online, by credit card, or in-person by check or money order payable to Huntington Public Library. Huntington Public Library cardholders may register beginning May 1. Non-cardholders may register beginning May 8.

 

 

 

Op Ed Fridays
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Fridays, May 19 & 26;  June 2, 9, 16 & 30 • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm • Main Meeting Room
Register using code HMA524
Come share your thoughts on a changing world. We will discuss articles and share opinions on health systems, U.S. foreign policy, the current financial crisis, socialism and democracy. Discuss articles on various topics with Dr. Milton Block, faculty member at NYU, speaker at the Life Long Learning Institute, Queens College, and resident of Huntington. Registration required. Open to all.

 

 

Empire Defensive Driving
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Saturday, May 20  •  9:30 am – 3:30 pm (Must sign-in by 9:30 am) •  Main Meeting Room

Register using code HMA201
Open to all. Registration required with nonrefundable payment of $28.00 either online, by credit card, or in-person by check or money order payable to Huntington Public Library.

 

 

 

Smart Driver Course
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Saturday, June 10 • 9:30 am – 4:00 pm  •  Main Meeting Room

Register using code HMA200
Oriented toward the 50+ driver, this class is open to younger drivers. Insurance companies give discounts to those completing the course, reducing license points. Registration required in-person with $20.00 (AARP members) or $25.00 (non-members) check payable to AARP. Open to all. New York State Driver’s license required.  Must attend both sessions.  Must sign-in by 9:30 am.

 

Next Chapter Book Club
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Mondays, May 1, 8, 15 & 22;  June 5, 12, 19 & 26  • 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm · 2nd Floor, Main Library
Register using code HMA264
Huntington Public Library and Literacy Nassau are happy to begin a 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 will be supported by Librarian Maureen Comerford and a Literacy Nassau volunteer. For more information, contact Librarian Maureen Comerford at: 631-427-5165, ext. 237, or email . You may also contact Kim Nau, Next Chapter Book Club Coordinator & Office Administrator for Literacy Nassau at (516) 867-3580, ext. 18.

The Next Chapter Book Club's national website may be found HERE

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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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