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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:

 

Bridge for Beginners
Fridays, June 30; July 7, 14, 21, 28 • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm • Main Meeting Room
Register using code HMA018
Learn to play Bridge with Susan Fishbein, an ACBL accredited bridge teacher and an American Contract Bridge League member. Her curriculum follows ACBL recommended lessons on bidding and playing. Bring the textbook, Bidding in the 21st Century (ACBL Bridge Series), to class. You may purchase it through Baron Barclay Bridge Supply (item #5160) online at www.baronbarclay.com or by phone at 1-800-274-2221. The price is $19.95 + $4.00 for shipping and handling. (Bridge Club begins directly after this class is completed on August 4, 11, 18, 25; September 1, 8, 15, 22 at 10:00 am)   Registration required. HPL cardholders only. Open to all on May 15
Op Ed Fridays
Fridays, July 7, 14, 21, 28;   August 4, 11, 18, 25  •  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm • Main 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.

 

 

 

Acting Workshop For Adults with Helen Murdock-Prep
Thursdays, July 13, 20, 27;   August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 • 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm • Auditorium
Register using code HMA166
Explore your inner actor by participating in Theater Games, Scene Study, and Monologues, then be a part of a final group performance to which your friends and family are invited. Space is limited.   Registration required with nonrefundable payment of $40 online or in-person with check or money order payable to Huntington Public Library. HPL cardholders only. Open to all on July 10.

 

 

 

Jot It Down Writing Club with Literacy Nassau
Thursdays, July 13, 20, 27;  August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31  •  10:30 am – 11:30 am • Meet at Main Library, 2nd Floor tables
Register using code HMA269
This writing club, facilitated by a trained Literacy Nassau volunteer, is geared for adults aged 18 and over with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Members write short stories, letters, poems, and emails, using tablets, laptops, and pen and paper. They express themselves, learn, and make new friends. The club meets from July through December 2017.   Open to all. Registration is required and ongoing. To register, call 516-867-3580 ext. 18, or send an email to .

 

 

"Walk This Way!" Walking Club
Fridays, July 14, 21, 28;  August 4, 11, 18, 25 • 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.

 

 

Regularly Scheduled Adult Programs

 
Forrest Yoga with Dorothy Mandrakos (All Levels)
Mondays, July 10, 17, 24, 31;   August 7, 14, 21, 28;   September 11, 18, 25  •  7:00 pm – 8:00 pm  •  Auditorium
Register using code HMA844
Forrest yoga focuses on breath, strength, integrity and spirit. Poses are held longer to help integrate emotions. Registration required with a non-refundable payment of $55.00 (11 sessions) online by credit card, or in-person by check or money order payable to Huntington Public Library.   Registration begins July 3rd for HPL cardholders and July 7th for out-of-district residents.

 

 

 

Beginner English Classes
Beginner English Classes
Tuesdays,   June  20;  July 11, 18, 25; August 1, 8, 15  •  5:30 pm - 6:30
Thursdays, June 22; July 6, 13, 27; August 3, 10, 17  •  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, June 20;   July 11, 18, 25;   August 1, 8, 15  •  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,  June 22;  July 6, 13, 27; August 3, 10, 17  •  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, July 11, 18, 25; August 8, 15, 22, 29; September 12, 19, 26 (no class on 8/1 & 9/5) 10:45 am – 11:45 am
OR Thursdays, July 13, 20, 27; August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; September 14, 21
(no class on 9/7) 10:00 am – 11:00 am • 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 OR the Thursday class with non-refundable payment of $25.00 (10 sessions) online, by credit card, or in-person by check or money order payable to Huntington Public Library.   Registration begins July 3rd for HPL cardholders and July 7th for out-of-district residents.

 

 

 

Career Counselor @ Main Library
Tuesdays, July 11 & August 8 • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm •
Make an appointment by calling the Reference Desk at 631-427-5165 ext. 251.   HPL cardholders preferred.

 

 

 

Sculpt and Crunch with Fran
Sculpt and Crunch with Fran
Wednesdays, July 12, 19, 26;   August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;   September 13, 20, 27   •  9:30 am - 10:30 am • Auditorium
Register using code HMA178
This class builds strength and flexibility with an emphasis on core strength and strong abdominal muscles. All muscle groups are challenged and toned using hand weights, resistance bands and resistance tubing. Begin with total body warm up, end with full body stretch and cool down. All fitness levels welcome. Please bring two 3-5 lb. hand weights. Registration required with non-refundable payment of $55.00 (11 sessions) online by credit card or in-person by check or money order payable to Huntington Public Library.   Registration begins July 3rd for HPL cardholders and July 7th for out-of-district residents.

 

 

 

Gentle Yoga with Ann
Wednesdays,  July 12, 19;   August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;  September 13, 20, 27 •  11:00 am to 12:00 pm • Auditorium
OR Saturdays,  August 5, 12, 19, 26; September 2, 16, 23, 30  •  11:00 am to 12:00 pm • Auditorium
Register using code HMA163
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 $40.00 for Saturdays (8 sessions) online by credit card, or in-person by check or money order payable to Huntington Public Library.   Registration begins July 3rd for HPL cardholders and July 7th for out-of-district residents.

 

 

 

Op Ed Fridays
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Fridays, July 7, 14, 21, 28;   August 4, 11, 18, 25  •  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.

 

 

Empire Defensive Driving
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Thursdays, July 13 & 20 • 6:00 pm – 9:00 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.

 

 

 

Smart Driver Course
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Monday, August 7 and Tuesday, August 8 • 9:30 am – 12:30 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.
Next Chapter Book Club
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Mondays, September 11, 18, 25;  October 2, 16, 23, 30 • 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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