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500 Hempstead Ave.
West Hempstead, N.Y. 11552

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Regular Hours:
Mon-Thu: 9am - 9 pm
Fri: 9 am - 6 pm
Sat: 9 am -5 pm
Sun: 12 pm-5 pm
(Last Sunday is June 8)

Summer Hours:
(Starting June 29)
Mon-Thu: 9am - 9 pm
Fri: 9 am - 6 pm
Sat: 9 am -1 pm

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Adult Programs

Check our quarterly Newsletter for a description of our adult activities and our Calendar of events for the up-to-date schedule. You may also find additional information on our Facebook page.

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  • Book Clubs and Reading Events (Reader Advisory)
  • Computer Classes for Grown-ups
  • Crafts and Games
  • Driver Safety
  • Exercise
  • Lectures and Workshops
  • Live Entertainment
  • Movies
  • Museum Passes (Members Only)
  • Senior Connections (Special Services)
  • Spanish Language Services (Special Services)
  • Tax Aides (Special Services)
  • Trips
  • West Hempstead Public Library


    Unless otherwise specified, Registration for all SUMMER 2014 Adult Programs begins on Tuesday, July 1. for our library members.
    Non-WH Library cardholders register beginning Monday, July 7, as space allows.
    Check the newsletter or flyers for details.

     


    COMPUTER AND TECHNOLOGY CLASSES

     

    NONE CURRENTLY SCHEDULED.

       


    CRAFTS & GAMES

    KNITTING KNIT - Tuesdays: July 8, 29, September 9

    CROCHET - Tuesdays: July 15, August5, September 23

    TABLE TENNIS - Mondays, July 14, 21, 28


    DRIVER SAFETY

    Defensive Driving Courses can remove up to 4 points from your license and reduce your automobile insurance.
    Class participants must bring his/her driver's license and checkbook (NO CASH ACCEPTED) when registering
    and attend all parts of the course to receive credit.


    To find an AARP class when we don't have one scheduled, call 888-AARP-NOW (227-7669).
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       AARP Smart Driver Course:
            
    Mr. Charles Hlavenka will teach driving courses designed for those 50 and older.
             NO CASH ACCEPTED. Check must be made payable to AARP. NOTE NEW PRICES.
            
    Cost: $20 with AARP membership card.
                       $25
    without their AARP card and  Non-members of AARP

    Class 1: Tuesday and Wednesday, July 8 & 9 from 6 - 9 p.m.
             Registration for W.H. residents begins at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 25.
             Non-residents may register, space permitting, beginning onMonday, June 30.

    Class 2: Mondays, September 15 & 22 from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
             Registration for W.H. residents begins at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, September 2.
             Non-residents may register, space permitting, beginning on Monday, September 8.

       DRIVERS OF ALL AGES : Empire Safety Council's Defensive Driving Course
            A $30 check, payable to Ramona Tracy is due at registration which begins Tuesday, July 1.


    Class: Mondays, August 11 & 18 from 6 - 9 p.m.


    EXERCISE

    For more details see the SUMMER Newsletter

    EXERCISE FOR THOSE WITH ARTHRITIS OR FIBROMYALGIA - Starts Tuesday, July 22

    ZUMBA - Starts July 15 (2 sessions)

    SIMPLY STRONGER - Starts Wednesday, July 16

    YOGA : Day - Starts Wednesday, July 16

    YOGA : Night
    - Starts Wednesday, July 16

    BALLROOM DANCING - Starts Tuesday, July 15; Registration is open for session beginning 9/16

    INTRODUCTION TO CHI GONG - Class1 starts July 15; Class 2 starts August 5

       


    LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS

    For more details see the SUMMER Newsletter

    BLOOD DRIVE BUS - Monday, July 7

    LITERARY ELEMENTS: CREATE WITH LIGHT - Wednesday, August 6 (Cost:$2)

    LIVING WITH PSORIASIS - Monday, August 11

    DEEPER INTO MEDIATION - Monday, August 25

    WINE GLASS PAINTING - Monday, September 8

    PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS - Friday, September 12

    PROSTATE SCREENING - Monday, September 15

    WHAT EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW - Monday, September 29

    PIZZA MAKING - Monday, October 6

    TAX ASSESSMENT FORUM - Tuesday, October 14

    MEDICARE: AN EDUCATIONAL OVERVIEW - Wednesday, October 15

    SONG OF LIFE - Monday, October 20

       



    LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

    On selected Sundays at 2 p.m.
                    (Doors open at 1:30 pm)

    WHY OH WHY CAN'T I? - September 28
    Plaza Theatrical Productions, Inc., presents the music of the incomparable Judy Garland. In this lavish musical tribute, you'll hear the songs that have entertained audiences all over the world including: Let Me Call You Sweetheart, By the Light of the Silvery Moon, For Me & My Gal, The Trolley Song and, of course, Over the Rainbow. Show ends at 3:30 p.m.

    BANJO BOB AND CRAZY HENRY - October 19
    It's National Country Music Month, but Bob and Henry are a banjo/piano duo that play much more than country. It's entertainment with a flair! From sing-a-longs to 'stump the band' and 'name that tune' trivia contests, the fun doesn't end and the prizes are guaranteed to amuse the audience! Show ends at 3:30 p.m.



    MOVIES IN THE LIBRARY

    On selected Fridays at 1 p.m.




    SUMMER MOVIES

    AUGUST 15 - LEE DANIELS' THE BUTLER
    Rated PG-13, 132 minutes; Drama/History.
    Starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey
    The Butler tells the story of a White House butler who served eight American presidents over three decades. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time.

    SEPTEMBER 5 - POMPEII
    Rated PG-13, 105 minutes; Action/Drama/Romance.
    Starring Kiefer Sutherland, Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss, Emily Browning and Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje.
    As Mount Vesuvius erupts laying waste to the city, Gladiator/slave Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once magnificent Pompeii crumbles around them.

    SEPTEMBER 19 - AMERICAN HUSTLE
    Rated R, 138 minutes; Crime/Drama.
    Starring Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lawrence, and Robert DeNiro.
    Brilllant con man Irving Rosenfeld and his partner Sydney Prosser are forced to work for overly ambitious FBI agent Richie DiMaso to avoid jail time. Can they survive the FBI, the Jersey mafia and Irving's wife?

    ***
    SUNDAY - 1 p.m.
    SEPTEMBER 21 - THE LEGO MOVIE

    Rated PG, 101 minutes; Animation/Action/Comedy.
    Starring Christ Pratt, Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman, Will Ferrell, and Liam Neeson.
    Emmet, an ordinary, LEGO minifigure is mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary Master Builder. He is recruited to join a quest to stop evil LEGO tyrant Lord Business from gluing the universe together.
    CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.


    TRIPS


    NO REFUNDS
    unless
    the library cancels.

    LANCASTER, PA (2 Day/ 1 Night Trip)
    Thursday and Friday, September 4 & 5 - $232 double occupancy

    Our very first overnight trip has something for everyone! This is not the usual trip to Pennsylvania. The highlights include: dinner in the HOME of an authentic Amish family (not a restaurant); admission to Moses at Sight and Sound Theatre; admission to the National Christmas Center; and stops at Kitchen Kettle Village and the Rockvale Outlets for some shopping. Hot breakfast buffet, hotel, motorcoach and all taxes and gratuities are included. Pickup: 7:30 a.m.

    BARTOW / POE / LOBSTER HOUSE
    Thursday, September 18 $80 per person

    This fabulous triple header starts off at the beautiful Bartow-Pell Mansion. Celebrating its centennial, this museum, with its splendid Greek Revival interiors, is the only grand country house still in existence on Pelham Bay. Our guided tour of the mansion with its impressive collection of mid-19th century furnishings and fine and decorative arts, will also include the Carriage House and the Grand Dames exhibit. We’ll enjoy a lovely Victorian Tea and pastries in the Orangerie with some time to stroll around the grounds, the Pell Family burial plot, and the formal terraced garden behind the house. Then it's on to Edgar Allan Poe’s Cottage. This small wooden farmhouse is where Poe spent the last few years of his life. It was this bucolic setting in which the great writer penned many of his most enduring poetical works, including 'Annabel Lee,' 'The Bells' and 'Eureka.' The cottage has been restored to its original appearance, with authentic period furnishings. We end with a late lunch at the Lobster House on City Island. Pickup: 9 a.m. Return: Approximately 6 p.m.

    OKTOBERFEST
    Thursday, October 23 $64 per person

    Eat, drink and be merry as we celebrate this German Festival at the Platzl Brauhaus in Rockland County. It's a full day of feasting, dancing, and live entertainment! Non-stop fun includes German bands and German Folk dancing demonstrations. Pickup: 9 a.m. Return: Approximately 6 p.m.

         
     
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