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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

Summer Hours:
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
  • Sunday Movie Matinee with John Carpenter
  • Museum Passes (Members Only)
  • Spanish Language Services (Special Services)
  • Trips
  • West Hempstead Public Library

     

    Unless otherwise specified, Registration for all Spring 2015 Adult Programs
    begins on Wednesday, April 1 for our library members.
    Non-WH Library cardholders register beginning Wednesday, April 8,
    as space allows.
    Check the newsletter or flyers for details.

     

    ONLINE PROGRAM REGISTRATION

    If you have a library card, you can Register for most of our programs online. For programs with a fee, you will have 72 hours to bring your check (or cash if indicated) into the library. If not received by then, your registration WILL BE CANCELED. Patrons may still register in person for all programs.

     

     


    COMPUTER AND TECHNOLOGY CLASSES

     

    Part 2: HOW TO BE AN EBAY SELLER
    Monday, April 6 7-9 p.m.

    You’ve been shopping on eBay and now you’re ready to sell! This lecture will cover setting up a seller’s account, how to describe and price your item, and getting a picture online. Prerequisite: Intro to eBay (Part 1).


    INTRODUCTION TO THE IPAD
    Monday, June 29, 4-5 pm and repeated 7-8 pm

    David Etengoff will cover iPad basics and beyond. Even though this introductory class is not hands-on training, you are encouraged to bring your iPads and your questions to this free program.

     

    PUBLIC COMPUTER ADVISORY

    Be advised that some public computers may not be available in the mornings for patron use. During this time, our tech support company maintains and updates the SAM computers used by patrons.

    Currently, this means that half of the machines (6) are unavailable for public use on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings until at least 10:15 a.m. The updating schedule is subject to change, but will generally occur in the mornings.

    We will post the updating schedule at the Reference desk. Please plan accordingly.

     


    CRAFTS & GAMES


    KNITTING

    KNIT & CROCHET CIRCLE - Tuesdays: April 14, 28, May 12, 26, June 9, 23
    (No registration required. First come, first served)

    6:45 - 8:45 p.m.

    HANGING TRIO CRAFT - Monday May 18, 7 - 8:30 pm



    DRIVER SAFETY

    Defensive Driving Courses can remove up to 4 points from your license and reduce your automobile insurance by 10% for a period of 3 years.
    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.
    Cost: $20 with AARP membership card.
             $25
    without the AARP card and Non-members of AARP

    Class 1: Mondays, May 11 & 18 from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Registration for W.H. residents begins at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 27.
    Non-residents may register, space permitting, beginning on Monday,
    May 4.

    Participants must be on time and attend all parts of the course
    to receive credit.

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

    Class 1: Tuesday, April 7 and Wednesday April 8 from 6 - 9 p.m.
    Registration ongoing.

    Class 2: Saturday, June 6 from 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Registration begins April 1.



    EXERCISE


    For more details see the SPRING Newsletter

    EXERCISE FOR THOSE WITH ARTHRITIS OR FIBROMYALGIA - Starts Tuesday, April 21, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

    ZUMBA - Starts Tuesday, April 21 (3 sessions: 4:45 pm, 7 pm, 8 pm)

    SIMPLY STRONGER - Starts Wednesday, April 22, 6:50 - 7:50 pm

    YOGA : Day - Starts Wednesday, April 22, 12 - 1 pm

    YOGA : Night
    - Starts Wednesday, April 22, 8 - 9 pm

       



    LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS

     

    For more details see the SPRING Newsletter


    MONEY SMART WEEK - April 18 - 25, 2015

    Monday, April 20
    7 - 8:30 p.m.

    POWER OF THE PLAN
    Wealth advisor, Ronit Rogoszinski, CFP®, will present how to better manage your finances.

    Thursday, April 23
    7 - 8:30 p.m.
    WHERE IS THE MONEY TREE?
    This FAFSA presentation is mainly targeted to parents and students who are looking to get a handle on maximizing financial aid for college.
    Friday, April 24
    11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    MAXIMIZING YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS
    Paul Moran of the North Shore Financial Group will provide tips and explain how to make the most of your benefits.

    GUESS WHO - Monday, May 4, 7-8 p.m.

    MOBILE PASSPORT CENTER - Saturday, May 9, 11 am - 2 pm

    PSYCHIC NUMEROLOGIST, LOIS MARTIN - Monday, May 11, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

    U.S. PROPAGANDA IN W.W. I - Monday, June 1, 7 - 8 pm

    MEDIUMSHIP - Monday, June 8, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

    FUNNY SONGS FROM STAGE TO SCREEN - Monday, June 15, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

    SELF DEFENSE AWARENESS - Monday, June 22, 7 - 8:30 p.m.



    LIVE ENTERTAINMENT & MOVIES


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












    APRIL 26
    JAZZ APPRECIATION MONTH

    Manhattan Jazz will will perform selections from the Great American Song Book in a cabaret style performance. Show ends at 3:30 p.m.

    May 3
    MUSICAL SALUTE TO MOLLY PICON

    Diane Cypkin will perform this wonderful tribute to the 'First Lady of Yiddish Stage.' Show ends at 3:15 p.m.

    May 17
    LYDIA

    Singer and pianist, Lydia Sabosto, performs her Suitcase of Memories. There's something for everyone: jazz, showtunes, and contemporary music. Show ends at 3:15 p.m.

    JUNE 7
    BIG HERO 6 (MOVIE)

    Rated PG; 102 minutes; Family/Adventure/Animation/Comedy. Starring: Alan Tudyk, Damon Wayans Jr., Maya Rudolph, Ryan Potter
    2015 Academy Award Winner for Best Animated Feature Film that features comic-book-style action and hilarious, unforgettable characters. It's fun for the whole family from Walt Disney Animation Studios.

    Baymax is a lovable, personal companion robot who forms a special bond with robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to Baymax and his diverse group of friends -- adrenaline junky Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred -- who transform into a band of unlikely heroes.


    June 14
    BROADWAY BOUND

    Rising star, Alexa Politis, will be performing some of your favorite Broadway tunes. In celebration of Flag Day, she will conclude with "America the Beautiful" and "The Star Spangled Banner" which she recently performed at Madison Square Garden. Show ends at 3:15 p.m.


    SUNDAY MOVIE MATINEE - WITH MOVIE MAN JOHN CARPENTER

    Internationally known film historian and preservationist, John Carpenter, also known
    as the Movie Man, will lecture on a movie and then show the entire feature length
    film. With over 400,000 titles in his collection to chose from, these long forgotten movies
    encompass all genres and will bring back the nostalgia of the neighborhood movie
    house experience, complete with cartoons.

     

    Sundays from 1-4 p.m.




    MAY 31- OUR RELATIONS
    Unbeknownst to Stanley and Oliver, their long-lost twin brothers are in town on shore leave carrying a valuable ring entrusted to them by their ship's captain. All four get involved in multiple cases of mistaken identity as a gang of hoodlums try to steal the ring. Starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. (1936)


    TRIPS


    NO REFUNDS
    unless
    the library cancels.

    ECLECTIC LONG ISLAND
    Friday, May 1 - $69 per person
    ONLY 3 SPOTS LEFT - CALL IF INTERESTED!!

    It’s our last chance to visit this popular Long Island Friary. The Franciscan community of friars who bake bread on the North Shore are closing their doors! We'll have a brief tour, walk the maze labyrinth and take home a loaf of delicious fresh baked bread. Lunch is at a Riverhead restaurant. Select from a wonderful menu that includes buffalo burgers, since our next stop is Long Island's very own Buffalo farm! We'll meet the breeder and get up close and personal for a picture. Additional stops at the Long Island Goat Farm and/or Briermere Farms as time allows.

    Pickup: 8:45 a.m. Return: Approximately 6:45 p.m.

         
     
     

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