News Flash! Our Summer Reading Program Is All in One This Year!

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Register anywhere in the library ... Customer Service Desk, Adult Reference Desk, Youth & Parent Services, at the Station Branch or from the comfort of your own home at using code HMA811 or HMJ811.

Registration begins Monday, June 14 at 10:00 am and receive your Welcome Packet upon registration.

Receive a raffle ticket for each book read and submit your reviews by dropping off the form in the library or by emailing your reviews to:

For Adults:
or Children & Teen:

You can submit reviews beginning Tuesday, July 6th through Friday, August 27th. Raffle tickets will immediately go into a drawing for many different gift certificates to local businesses right here in town.


New! Bingo Board!

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Complete all the activities on your Bingo Board and receive a gorgeous HPL roll-up picnic blanket. The HPL Bingo Board is available in your Welcome Packet and it contains many activities to get you out and about in the community. Our popular HPL Prize Wheel is also back! For every bingo row completed (up to 4), visit us and spin the prize wheel for a fun gift. (Limit of 4 bingo spins per patron) The Prize wheel will be available at:

Main - Adult Reference Desk Main & Youth & Parent Services Desk
Station - Reference Desk

Look for Tails & Tales related programming in our summer newsletter!



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Join the Library in Huntington Independence Day!

Town of Huntington History Partnership

Join the Library in Huntington Independence Day! Celebrate the anniversary of when the Declaration of Independence was announced in Huntington! Throughout July, join the Walt Whitman Birthplace, The Whaling Museum, Huntington Historical Society, Preservation Long Island, the Huntington Militia, and the Northport Historical Society for special programming, talks, demonstrations, and crafts at local historical organizations for all ages. Enjoy seeing original materials published during the American Revolution at our library by calling Teresa Schwind at 631-427-5165 ext. 202. For a full schedule of programs and events, please go to:



Great Book Discussions with Tom: The Value of Science by Henri Poincaré (1854 - 1912)

Monday, July 26  •  7:15 pm • Register online HERE
Registration is required to receive Zoom sign-in via email.

The Value of Science by Henri Poincaré (1854 - 1912)

Please join us to discuss The Value of Science, by Henri Poincaré (1854-1912). Henri Poincaré was a great French mathematician who penned popular works exploring the meaning and relationship of mathematics and natural science. Our selection this month, part of a larger work of the same name, starts with a challenge to Count Leo Tolstoy, who asserted that “science for its own sake” is an “absurd conception.” It ends with a case study of the value of the science of astronomy. Poincaré concludes that “Thought is only a gleam in the midst of a long night. But it is that gleam which is everything.”


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Introduction to Personal Storytelling, via Zoom

Tuesday, July 27  •  7:00 pm • Register online HERE
Registration is required to receive Zoom sign-in via email.

Introduction to Personal Storytelling

Learn how to tell your personal story and captivate any audience with Terry Wolfisch Cole. Ira Glass of This American Life says, “Great stories happen to people who know how to tell them.” Do you want to get better at captivating listeners? Whether you want to tell your story on stage, in a business meeting or college interview, or at the family table, professional storyteller Terry Wolfisch Cole will teach you everything you need to know to engage any audience. Presented by the Huntington area libraries, the session will include an opportunity to hear Terry tell a story as well as tips and tricks for effective storytelling. Terry Wolfisch Cole is the founder and host of Tell Me Another, a live storytelling show in the Hartford area. She is a Moth GrandSLAM champion whose story of running away from home was featured on the Moth Radio Hour and in Readers Digest. Registration required. Open to all.


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History & Horticulture: Old Westbury Gardens and The High Line, via Zoom

Wednesday, July 28  •  7:00 pm to 8:00 pm • Register online HERE
Registration is required to receive Zoom sign-in via email.

History & Horticulture

Did you know that Old Westbury Gardens and its mansion were built in exchange for the acceptance of a marriage proposal or that there’s a graveyard on its grounds? Did you know if 500 New Yorkers hadn’t died, there’s a good chance The Highline Park wouldn’t exist today? Join garden writer Jessica Damiano as she explores the fascinating history behind these two gardens and discover the beautiful plant selections that make them stand out. Registration is required. Open to all.


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Scrimshaw Workshop via Zoom

Thursday, July 29 • 7:00 - 8:00 pm • Register online HERE
Registration is required to receive Zoom sign-in via email.  $5.00 Fee

Scrimshaw Workshop

Presented by the Huntington area libraries, get inspired by watercolor artist Jan Guarino as she demonstrates her fearless watercolor techniques. Jan will energize us as we watch her bring our natural world to life with her painting. Her philosophy makes watercolor painting look easy, and she believes that anyone can learn how to paint. Registration required.


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Regularly Scheduled Adult Programs



Op Ed Fridays, via Zoom

Fridays, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; August 6, 13, 20, 27 • 2:00 pm • Register online HERE
Registration is required to receive Zoom sign-in via email.

Op Ed Fridays

Join Dr. Milton Bloch for a weekly discussion about current events and our changing world. 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, democracy and more. Leading the discussion is Dr. Milton Bloch, Huntington resident and faculty member at Queens College and the Life Long Learning Institute. Join us for this weekly, thought provoking, hour. Registration required. Open to all. Participants will receive a Zoom link after registering.


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Beginner English Classes, via Zoom

Tuesdays, July 6, 13, 20; August 3, 10, 24 • 5:30 to 7:30 pm • Register online HERE
Registration is required to receive Zoom sign-in via email.

Beginner English Classes

These classes, taught by a native English speaker, will teach basic skills in a casual and fun environment. Participants may attend as many sessions as they like.


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Introduction to Bridge, via Zoom

Tuesdays, July 13, 20, 27; August 3, 10, 17 • 10:00 to 12:00 pm • Register online HERE
Registration is required to receive Zoom sign-in via email.

Introduction to Bridge

Learn the fundamentals of the game of bridge with instructor and master bridge player Dr. Susan Fishbein in this introductory six week series. Students will participate in a virtual discussion, receive guided instruction and play virtual bridge to practice concepts and skills of the game. Dr. Fishbein is an accredited bridge instructor and certified online bridge teacher through the American Contract Bridge League. Participants must obtain their own copy of Bidding in the 21st Century, an ACBL publication, which is available widely online, both new and used. Registration is required. HPL cardholders only.


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Next Chapter Book Club via Zoom
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Mondays, May 3, 10, 17, 24; June 7, 14, 21, 28 • 1:30 – 2:30 pm • 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Register using code HMA264
Adults 18 years and older with developmental disabilities meet via ZOOM to form friendships through reading and talking about books. All are welcome, regardless of reading level, led by Librarian Maureen Comerford. Some of the books that we have enjoyed are The One and Only Ivan, Marley and Me, and Who was Walt Disney?. Currently, we are enjoying That Summer which we will follow with Someone Like You, both by Sarah Dessen. For information, contact Ms. Comerford at 631-427-5165, ext. 237 or email . Next Chapter Book Club's website is
Virtual Career Counseling via Zoom
Career Counselor @ Main Library
Tuesdays, May 18; June 15 • 6:00 – 9:00 pm
During this difficult time the library is pleased to offer Career Counseling remotely. Make an appointment by calling the Reference Desk at 631-427-5165 ext. 251/252.   HPL cardholders preferred.




Restorative Yoga with Angela via Zoom
Tuesdays, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
March 9, 16, 23, 30; April 6, 13, 20, 27  •  8 sessions, $40
Register using code HMA029

For this program, you’ll need two blocks (or books), a blanket (throw blanket) and a bolster (or a standard size pillow). We will explore postures that will allow your mind, body and spirit to find stillness and peace as we seek to release tightness, tension and discomfort found within. This practice enables deep relaxation as you release into poses for longer periods of time with the use of props to completely support you. Angela Williams-Jones has multiple Yoga certifications, Kundalini Training, Advanced Teacher Training is a Usui Reiki Master/Trainer. Registration is required. Open to all.  A Zoom link will be emailed to you before the first meeting.


QiGong with Leslie, via Zoom

Mondays, July 26; August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; September 13, 20 • 5:30 am to 6:30 pm • Register online HERE
Registration is required to receive Zoom sign-in via email.

QiGong with Leslie

Practice QiGong and revitalize your mind, body and spirit with instructor Leslie Martin. The ancient Chinese practice of QiGong evolved over many centuries. It revitalizes your physical body, mind and spirit with movements that are fluid, zero impact, easy to learn and non-strenuous. Instructor Leslie Martin meets you wherever you are in your health and physical ability. Wear comfortable, loose clothing. You should have two chairs with chair backs, available and at least one of them with a firm seat. Registration is required. HPL cardholders only. $40 Fee


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Gentle Yoga with Ann, via Zoom

Saturdays, July 24, 31; August 7, 14, 21, 28; September 11, 18 • 11:00 am to 12:00 pm • Register online HERE
Registration is required to receive Zoom sign-in via email.

Gentle Yoga with Ann

The instructor teaches Iyengar Yoga for all levels. Please have a mat, foam block, belt, blanket or towel. Registration is required. HPL cardholders only. Limit 24 patrons. 8 sessions, $40.00.


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Pranayama: The Yogic Art of Breathing via Zoom
Pranayama: The Yogic Art of Breathing
Saturdays, May 22, 29; June 5, 12, 19, 26; July 3, 10   •  12:15 - 1:15 pm  •  8 sessions, $40
Register using code HMA506
The practice of Pranayama involves quiet, restorative postures of the body, seated or lying down, while focusing on various breathing techniques. Through pranayama, our minds learn how to concentrate and we reduce tension in the brain. Please have a mat and 2 blankets. Registration required. HPL cardholders only.


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Just a quick reminder….we are fine free!  Although we encourage everyone to return items on time, late fees are waived on our general circulating collection with the exception of special items such as the WiFi Hotspots, Museum Passes, and Launchpads. Fines still apply for lost or damaged items.
We now have access to the wireless printing service Princh. Go to or install the Princh app for iOs or Android on your device and enter print ID # 103593 (Main printer) or 103594 (Station printer). Then upload files to be printed and select Pay at Desk. Printing costs are .10/BW; .25/Color. Enter your name and click order print. Call the Main Customer Service desk at 631-427-5165, the Station desk at 631-421-5053 or visit the library to schedule the pick-up of your printouts. Print jobs will be released and printed ONLY when you arrive ensuring the privacy of your documents.
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