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Mon-Thu: 9am - 9 pm
Fri: 9 am - 6 pm
Sat: 9 am -5 pm
Sun: 12 pm-5 pm

Summer Hours:
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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)
  • Spanish Language Services (Special Services)
  • Trips
  • West Hempstead Public Library


    Unless otherwise specified, Registration for all FALL 2014 Adult Programs begins on Wednesday, October 1 for our library members.
    Non-WH Library cardholders register beginning Monday, October 6, as space allows.
    Check the newsletter or flyers for details.

     


    COMPUTER AND TECHNOLOGY CLASSES

     

    NONE CURRENTLY SCHEDULED.

       


    CRAFTS & GAMES

    KNITTING KNIT & CROCHET CIRCLE - Tuesdays: Beginning October 22
    (No registration required. First come, first served)

    INTERNATIONAL GAMED DAY - Saturday November 15
    (For adults and young adults 11 & up)


    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.
            
    Cost: $20 with AARP membership card.
                       $25
    without their AARP card and  Non-members of AARP

    Class 1: Fridays, November 7 & 14 from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
             Registration for W.H. residents begins at 9 a.m. on Friday, October 24.
             Non-residents may register, space permitting, beginning on Friday, October 31.
             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 which begins Wednesday, October 1.

    Class 1: Saturday, October 11 from 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Class 2: Saturday, December 13 from 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.


    EXERCISE

    For more details see the FALL Newsletter

    EXERCISE FOR THOSE WITH ARTHRITIS OR FIBROMYALGIA - Starts Tuesday, October 21

    ZUMBA - Starts Tuesday, October 21 (3 sessions)

    SIMPLY STRONGER - Starts Wednesday, October 22

    YOGA : Day - Starts Wednesday, October 22

    YOGA : Night
    - Starts Wednesday, October 22

       


    LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS

    For more details see the FALL Newsletter

    WHAT EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW - Monday, September 29

    PIZZA MAKING - Monday, October 6 ($4 CASH)

    TAX ASSESSMENT FORUM - Tuesday, October 14 (2-3:30 pm, repeated)

    MEDICARE: AN EDUCATIONAL OVERVIEW - Wednesday, October 15 (3-4:30 pm, repeated)

    SONG OF LIFE - Monday, October 20

    AFFORDABLE CARE ACT - Monday, November 10

    VETERAN SUPPORT PROGRAM - Monday, December 1

    ILLUSION NECKLACE - Monday, December 8 ($12 CHECK)

    HOLIDAY COOKIES - Monday, December 15 ($2 CASH)

    BLOOD DRIVE - Monday, January 12, 1:30 pm - 7:30 pm

       



    LIVE ENTERTAINMENT & MOVIES

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

     

     
















    movies

    SEPTEMBER 28
    WHY OH WHY CAN'T I?

    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.

    OCTOBER 12
    AN AFTERNOON OF ITALIAN MUSIC

    Gino Di Napoli will transport you to Italy as he presents authentic Italian music, from Neapolitan
    classics to modern Italian songs, as we celebrate Italian-American Heritage Month. Show ends at 3:30 p.m.

    OCTOBER 19
    BANJO BOB AND CRAZY HENRY

    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.

    OCTOBER 26
    MUPPETS MOST WANTED - (MOVIE)

    Rated PG; 112 minutes; Family/Adventure/Comedy. Starring: Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey, Ty Burrell and Ray Liotta.
    There's plenty of fun for the whole family as the entire Muppets gang heads out on a world tour. But mayhem follows the Muppets, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper.

    NOVEMBER 9
    THE GREAT FOLK-ROCK FESTIVAL

    From the stylistic sounds of Peter, Paul & Mary, to the folk-rock harmonic complexity of Crosby, Stills
    & Nash, Gathering Time pays and plays tribute to the great acts of the '60s and '70s that influenced their songwriting and shaped their sound - The Byrds, Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, the Mamas & the Papas, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt and so many more! Show ends at 3:15 p.m.

    NOVEMBER 30
    MILLION DOLLAR ARM - (MOVIE)

    Rated PG; 124 minutes; Drama/Sport/Biography. Starring: Jon Hamm, Bill Paxton, Alan Arkin and Aasif Mandvi.
    In a last ditch effort to save his career, sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) concocts a wild plan to find
    baseball's next great pitcher from a pool of cricket players in India by creating a reality show called "Million Dollar Arm". Based on a true story.

    DECEMBER 7
    AROUND THE WORLD WITH ERANGA & PRIANGA

    The vocal arrangements of this singing duo from New York are complex, the harmony sublime, and their voices blend in rich, vibrant tones. Discovered in Sri Lanka, they have performed throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas. Show ends at 3:15 p.m.

    DECEMBER 14
    MUSICAL JOURNEY AROUND THE WORLD

    On this invigorating and memorable musical tour of Europe, Russia and the United States, acclaimed
    international concert violinist David Podles highlights some of the most famous, poignant and exciting
    pieces covering classical, folk and gypsy genres. Show ends at 3:15 p.m.

    DECEMBER 21
    HOLIDAY CONCERT

    Join Linda Ipanema and Stan Edwards in a Yuletide show featuring many of your holiday favorites! Get in the spirit and sing along to Winter Wonderland, Silver Bells, The Christmas Song, Hanukkah Hanukkah and more. Show ends at 3:15 p.m.

    DECEMBER 28
    MALEFICENT - (MOVIE)

    Rated PG; 97 minutes; Drama/Adventure/Fantasy. Starring: Angelina Jolie, Brenton Thwaites, Ella Fanning, Miranda Richardson and Peter Capaldi.
    Maleficent explores the untold story of Disney's most iconic villain from Sleeping Beauty and how a betrayal
    ultimately turns her pure heart to stone.



    MOVIES IN THE LIBRARY (Moving to Sundays!)

    On selected Fridays at 1 p.m.

    (MOVING TO SUNDAYS at 2 PM)




    FALL MOVIES - Beginning October 26 Movies will be shown on Sundays at 2 pm.

    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.

    Coming Next Year - Save the Date
    Sunday Movie Matinee with Movie Man John Carpenter

    Every month we will be hosting a classic film program with internationally known film historian and preservationist, John Carpenter, also known as the Movie Man. He will lecture on a different movie each month and then show the entire feature length film. Our first showing will be the musical comedy SING BABY SING starring Alice Faye and Tony Martin on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 1 p.m.

     


    TRIPS


    NO REFUNDS
    unless
    the library cancels.

    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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