Tony D’Adamo

A Potpourri of Paint, Pen & Pencil

January 6 – February 19. Artist’s reception January 14, 2:00 to 4:00 PM

Tony D’Adamo has been an illustrator and cartoonist for over fifty years. He earned his art degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, majoring in comic book, comic strip, book and magazine illustration. He started his professional career as a comic book artist with Fiction House Publications and worked with them until called to duty with the Army for the Korean War.

Upon returning from military service, he freelanced for pulp magazines, some of which included Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Children’s Digest, Field & Stream, and Women’s Day. He also has worked for Random House, Continental Press, American Book Company, Abingdon, Garrard, Gregg, Krames, Messner, Rand McNally, and Watts & Western Publishing.

As part of his freelance work and his seventeen year career as a senior illustrator with Educational Developmental Laboratories, a division of McGraw-Hill, he illustrated over some 200 children’s books and textbooks. His work has also appeared in film slides and filmstrips for a studio in New York City serving the advertising needs of Coca-Cola, Goodrich Tires, and IBM. From 1979 through 1995, Tony was a staff illustrator for the Art Department of Newsday doing cartoon and illustration work. He was recognized for his artistic achievements when he received the first Publishers Award in Graphic Arts from Newsday.

Since retiring from Newsday in 1995, Tony continues an active freelance career including work for Newsday, AMSCO Publications, Prentice-Hall, Troll Associates, Dover Publications, and many others.

Artist's website:



Darren Cerone

“Art Eclectic”

November 1, 2016 – December 30, 2016.

The intent of Darren Cerone’s show is to present the best of his traditional, experimental, and contemporary work. He believes the homogenous art show is dead and boring. Artists such as Prince (not the singer), Koons and Hirst have used the expansiveness of creativity to keep their work unbound. Darren’s influences in art are many and varied: Dali, Franzetta, Warholl, Bacon, Rockwell, Picasso, Hals, Vermeer, and Mucha.

Darren uses oil paints, acrylics, day-glo acrylics, gauche, spray enamel, pen and ink, pastels, and stencil. His surfaces are varied as he uses canvas, canvas board, illustration board, plywood, foam insulation, cardboard, masonite, vinyl flooring, string, steel mesh and cloth. The conceptual intent of his work is to produce rhythmic compression, decorative surrealism, color gradients, portraiture, tributes with a twist and emphasis on line, form, and color rather than pictorial accuracy.

Born and raised in Hicksville, Darren attended Pratt Institute and finished his studies at Empire State College where he received a BFA. He has completed about thirty portraits in the last five years, and has shown at the University of Arizona, the Empire State College, and at the Farmingdale College Campus.

Darren has illustrated for vampire, sci-fi and risqué magazines, and he currently works at the Huntington Public Library.

You can email Darren at .



Cultivating Creativity at the Hecksher Museum of Art

July 1, 2016 – August 27, 2016.

Celebrate all of the art-making that’s been happening at the Museum with this summer exhibition at the Huntington Public Library! Every day, Museum visitors of all ages are inspired to create artwork in the interactive Central Gallery.

Whether you are 2 or 102, you can make a Digital Action Painting on the 55-in touchscreen, create a mixed media masterpiece at the “Create Your Own” Activity Station, or pose with props at the Selfie Station.

This exhibition features all of the fun, with a broad selection of visitor-created images. Get inspired and plan a visit to the Museum today to create your own masterpieces and memories!

Artist Inquiries should be directed to or call (631) 351-3214



All Cities Branch of the National League of American Pen Women

“Personal Visions”

May 1, 2016 – June 18, 2016. Artists Reception & Performance: Saturday, May 14, 1:30-4:00 pm

Our All Cities Branch of the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) is one of several chapters that were founded in the state of New York. The National League of American Pen Women has branches or chapters in every state and a Pen Arts Building in Washington, D.C. Its headquarters, the Pen Arts Building, is located in the lovely Dupont Circle area of Washington. The national league has a national board of directors with representatives elected to two year positions. The national board meets quarterly and directs league activity from Washington. The national charter governs the individual branches.

The league was founded to promote women’s professional activities in the Visual Arts, Literature (prose and poetry) and Musical Composition. It is the goal of the national league and each of the branches, to bring women’s accomplishments in the above areas, to the attention of each community where the branch and its members is located. In this way, the individual’s work can be seen, read, published and performed in the community. The All Cities Branch has many poetry readings during the year, sponsors a high school poetry contest yearly and has many art exhibitions during each year.

The art exhibition has as its title “Personal Visions”. Each of the participating artists will work with that topic and interpret it in their chosen medium of photography, oil, watercolor, pastel, pen and ink and mixed media. The poets will be reading their work at the reception. We are excited about exhibiting our work and reading our poetry for the Huntington community. We would like to thank the Huntington Public Library and Laurene Tesoriero, the Art Gallery Coordinator for their help.

Inquiries should be directed to Eleanore O’Sullivan's e-mail:



Berndt Toast Gang Artists

“Cartoonist Showcase”

March 1, 2016 – April 24, 2016. Meet the Artists: Sunday, March 6th, 2:00 to 4:00pm

The Berndt Toast Gang began after World War II, when local cartoonists would visit wounded soldiers in local VA hospitals and draw for them (a tradition that continues to this day with members drawing for children suffering from life-threatening diseases, and visiting the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan). It wasn’t until 1966 that the members decided to meet once a month to talk shop, laugh, and commiserate.

The Berndt Toast Gang (named after the late Walter Berndt who was the creator of the long-running strip, “Smitty”) is one of the largest Long Island branches of the National Cartoonists Society. Since all the members work from their own studio, meeting for lunch once a month seemed the best way to keep abreast of each other’s progress. It has become a tradition that the members raise a toast to a departed cartoonist at every lunch. The Gang has lost many talented people through the years, and added many new friends. Almost fifty years later, the Gang still meets every month.

All the artists pride themselves as being one big family. Their goal is to strengthen the membership of the Berndt Toast Gang, and to share their work and talents with the community.

Artist Inquiries should be directed to Adrian C. Sinnott's e-mail:



Celicia Cargill

“Art From The Heart”

January 9, 2016 – February 21, 2016. Artist Reception: Saturday, January 16th 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Celicia Cargill is the founder and owner of Authentic Heartwork LC. She was born and raised on the beautiful island of Jamaica for 16 years of her life. On August 3, 1999, Celicia migrated to USA, and now resides in the Empire State, New York City.

It was on June 7, 2012, Celicia’s 30th birthday, that she visited Sedona, Arizona and connected with her innate talents. After spending several days at the Mago Retreat Center, and many hours of meditating on Bell Rock, she had an epiphany and returned to New York with an urge to paint. Currently her art has been sold to over 52 collectors worldwide. After just two years of experience, her heart touches others through her art work.

As a self-taught artist, Celicia is currently exploring and developing her skills and abilities in various disciplines including acrylic painting, writing and photography. As her vision expands, triple and quad canvas pieces have been a new addition to the wide variety of collector items. These extended pieces are very special to Celicia because when they are displayed together on a wall, they tell multitude of distinct and remarkable stories.

You can email Celicia Cargill at . One of her friendly service representatives will respond within 24 hours. She can also be reached at her office by calling (516) 418-4137 between the hours of 10am and 6pm Eastern Standard Time.



Regularly Scheduled Adult Programs

Bridge Club
Fridays, November 24;  December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; January 5, 12  •  10:00 am – 12:00 pm  •   Meeting Room
Register using code HMA179 
No registration required. Open to all.




Mah Jongg Club
Thursdays, November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;  December 7, 14, 21, 28  • 10:00 am  to 1:00 pm  •  Station Community Room
Register using code HSA243
Play Mah Jongg with friends! All levels of experience are welcome. Please contact Laura McKinley at 631-421-5053 ext. 124 or email: . No registration required. Open to all.



"Walk This Way!" Walking Club
Fridays, September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; October 6, 13, 20, 27 • 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. Join HPL’s walking club and walk your way right into fall! A great opportunity to track your steps, get fit and make new friends. Wear your walking shoes! Cancelled if raining.   Registration required. Open to all.
Op Ed Fridays
Fridays, October 20, 27;   November 3, 10, 17, 24;   December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  •  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.



Beginner English Classes
Beginner English Classes
Tuesdays,  October 17, 24;  November 7, 14, 21, 28; December 5, 12, 19  •  5:30 pm - 6:30
Thursdays, October 19 & 26; November 9, 16, 30;  December 7, 21, 28  •  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, October  17, 24;  November 7, 14, 21, 28; December 5, 12, 19  •  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.


Career Counselor @ Main Library
Career Counselor @ Main Library
Thursdays, November 9 & December 7 • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm •
Make an appointment by calling the Reference Desk at 631-427-5165 ext. 251.   HPL cardholders preferred.




Coloring and Paper Crafternoons
Thursdays, December 7, 14  •  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm • Main Meeting Room
Register using code HMA276
Enjoy a relaxing two hours coloring or making simple, fun, paper crafts. Bring your own coloring supplies. Annina Luck provides a craft activity and inspiration on the second of the two dates each month.  No registration required. Open to all.




Let's Talk Conversation Group
Let's Talk Conversation Group
Thursdays, October 19, 26;  November 9, 16, 30; December 7, 21, 28  •  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.



Fitness Fusion
Fitness Fusion with Dorothy Mandrakos
Fridays, September 8, 15, 22, 29; October 6, 13  • 9:30am - 10:30am • Station Community Room
Register using code HSA105
Reap the rewards of both Yoga and Qigong in this cool class that combines the two disciplines. Not only will you shape and tone, but you’ll learn to relax and unwind with meditation techniques. egistration required with a non-refundable fee of $30.00 (6 sessions) online or in-person by check or money order payable to Huntington Public Library.  Registration begins September 5th for HPL cardholders and September 12th for out-of-district residents.




Citizenship Class
Wednesdays, October 18, 25;  November 1, 8, 15 • 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.




Senior Advocate
Senior Advocate
Monday, November 20  • 10:00am - 12:00pm • Main Library’s Main Floor
A Senior Advocate from the Suffolk County Office of the Aging, will assist seniors with complicated forms and answers questions regarding county programs and services for seniors. No registration required. Open to all seniors and those who have concerns about a senior issue. Please check-in at the Reference Desk upon your arrival.



Forrest Yoga with Dorothy Mandrakos (All Levels)
Mondays, October 16, 23, 30;  November 13, 20, 27  •  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 $30.00 (6 sessions) online by credit card, or in-person by check or money order payable to Huntington Public Library.   Registration begins September 5th for HPL cardholders and September 12th for out-of-district residents.




Chair Yoga with Bonnie Millen
Tuesdays, October 17, 24, 31;  November 7, 14, 21, 28;  December 5; February 7, 14, 21, 28;  March 7, 14, 21, 28  •  10:45 am – 11:45 am, OR
Thursdays, October 19, 26; November 2, 9, 16,30; December 7, 14 
 •  Auditorium
Register using code HMA500 (Tuesdays)
Register using code HMA502 (Thursdays)
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 November 1st for HPL cardholders and November 8th for out-of-district residents.




Sculpt and Crunch with Fran
Sculpt and Crunch with Fran
Wednesdays, October 11, 18, 25;  November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;   December 6, 13   •   9:15 am - 10:15 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 $50.00 (10 sessions) online by credit card or in-person by check or money order payable to Huntington Public Library.   Registration begins September 5th for HPL cardholders and September 12th for out-of-district residents.




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