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! Walking Club
Fridays, May 5, 12, 19; June 2, 9, 16, 30 (Note there is no club on May 25 or June 23) • 9:30 am – 10:30 am • Heckscher Park
Register using code HMA615
Meet at the front gate of Heckscher Park, Route 25A and Prime Avenue. Summer is here...the perfect season for getting in shape. Join HPL’s new walking club, a great opportunity to track your steps and make new friends. Wear your walking shoes and walk your way to a better you!   Registration required. Open to all.
Floral Watercolors with Anne Gunthner
Thursdays, May 11, 18, 25; June 1, 8, & 15 • 2:00 - 4:00 pm · Station Community Room
Register using code HSA208
Through the use of various applications and techniques, learn to capture the radiance and essence of beauty in a variety of flowers using light, form and depth. Supplies needed: 11 x 15 “ (or larger) cold press watercolor pad or paper (Strathmore 400 series, Arches, Fabriano or other comparable quality), Watercolor brushes: Rounds #12 or 14, #8 , #4 and #1 or 2, one flat at least 3/4” wide (Simply Simmons is an excellent economical synthetic brand) Watercolor paints: Winsor Newton or Holbein tubes suggested (Professional grade is best, student grade is acceptable) (minimal colors needed: Cadmium red, Cadmium yellow, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Alizarin Crimson, Winsor Violet, Ultramarine Blue, Paynes Gray, Veridian, Sap green) Suggested additional colors will be discussed in first class. A large watercolor palette for mixing and holding paints in Masking (Frisket) fluid, Water container, paper towels, pencil (a hard lead # 2 or 4 H is suggested), kneaded era   Registration required. HPL cardholders until May 8, then open to all.
Health Insurance Information, Counseling, and Assistance - HIICAP
Mondays, May 15 & June 19 • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm • Station Community Room
Register using code HSA216
Meet individually with a Suffolk County RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) volunteer from HIICAP (Health Insurance Information, Counseling & Assistance Program) to answer questions and provide information specific to your own needs regarding Medicare health insurance and benefits, Medicare Savings Programs and EPIC. First come first served basis.   No Registration required. Open to all.




Joseph P. Dwyer Veteran Pee Support Project
Wednesdays, May 17 & June 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.
Career Counselor @ Main Library
Career Counselor @ Main Library
Thursday, May 18 & June 8 • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm •
Make an appointment by calling the Reference Desk at 631-427-5165 ext. 251.   HPL cardholders preferred.

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.




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
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
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
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
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
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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