Saturdays, March 25 and April 22 • 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm • Auditorium
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Join in a guided meditation with Liza Johnson one Saturday each month. Liza is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Certified Clinical Meditation teacher, and a graduate of the Gestalt Center of Long Island and the International Institute for Embodied Dream and Imagery. No registration. Open to all.
Buddy Merriam & Back Roads
Sunday, March 26 • 2:00 pm • Auditorium
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Buddy Merriam was the 2015 recipient of the "Long Island Sound Award" from The Long Island Music Hall of Fame for his musicianship, mentorship, and long time hosting of WUSB's “Blue Grass Time” radio program. Having learned his mandolin style from the Father of Bluegrass himself, Bill Monroe, Merriam went on to write hundreds of songs for his instrument and has been a staple, with his band, at bluegrass festivals for over 35 years. He has released 7 CDs. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Registration required. Open to all.
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: Art, Action, and Remembering
Tuesday, March 28 • 7:00 pm • Auditorium
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In 1911, a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City took the lives of 146 workers, most of them young immigrant women and girls. Their deaths galvanized a movement for social and economic justice then, but today’s laborers continue to battle dire working conditions. How can we bring the lessons of the Triangle fire back into practice today? For artist Ruth Sergel, the answer was to fuse art, activism, and collective memory to create a large-scale public commemoration that invites broad participation and incites civic engagement. Ruth Sergel's book will be on sale after the program with a portion of proceeds going to the Friends of Huntington Public Library. Read more about Ruth Sergel at https://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/19/in-a-tragedy-a-mission-to-remember/?_r=2 Registration required. Open to all.
Stanford White: New York Architectural Masterpieces
Friday, March 31 • 7:00 pm • Auditorium
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Franklin Hill Perrell, former Chief Curator at the Nassau County Museum of Art and currently on the Board at the Heckscher Museum of Art, presents American architect Stanford White (1853-1906). Stanford White was a partner in the firm of McKim, Mead & White, the frontrunner among Beaux-Arts firms. His design principles, and many magnificent works, embodied the "American Renaissance." In 1906, White was murdered by millionaire Harry Kendall Thaw over an affair with Thaw's wife. The court case was dubbed "The Trial of the Century." Registration required. Open to all.