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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

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 Summer 2015 Adult Programs
    begins on Wednesday, July 1. for our library members.
    Non-WH Library cardholders register beginning Wednesday, July 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

     


    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: July 14, 28, August 4, 18, September 8
    (No registration required. First come, first served)

    6:45 - 8:45 p.m.



    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


    Course 1: Tuesday, July 7 & Wednesday, July 8 from 6-9 p.m.
    Registration for W.H. residents begins at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 23.
    Non-residents may register, space permitting, beginning Tuesday, June 30.

    Course 2: Mondays, August 24 & 31 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    Registration for W.H. residents begins at 9 a.m. on Monday, August 10.
    Non-residents may register, space permitting, beginning Monday, August 17.

    Course 3: Saturday, September 26 from 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.

    Registration for W.H. residents begins at 9 a.m. on Thursday, September 10. Non-residents may register, space permitting, beginning Thursday, September 17.

    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: Mondays, August 3 & 10 from 6-9 p.m. Registration begins Wednesday, July 1.

    Class 2: Tuesday, October 6 & Wednesday, October 7 from 6-9 p.m. Registration begins Wednesday, July 1.



    EXERCISE


    For more details see the SUMMER Newsletter

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

    ZUMBA - Starts Tuesday, (2 sessions: 4:45 pm, 7 pm)

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

    YOGA : Day - Starts Wednesday, 12 - 1 pm

    YOGA : Night
    - Starts Wednesday, 8 - 9 pm

    KOGA - Tuesdays: July 14, 21, 28, 8 - 8:50 p.m.

    HULA - Tuesdays: August 4, 11, 18, 25, 8 - 8:45 p.m.

    BODY SCULPTING - Tuesdays, September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 8 - 8:50 p.m.

       



    LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS

     

    For more details see the SUMMER Newsletter


    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.

    Painting Class - Monday, July 20, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
    Cost: $15 (payable only by check to WHPL)

    BLOOD DRIVE: Give the GIFT OF LIFE - Monday, July 27, 1:00 - 7:00 p.m.

    Lei Making - Monday, August 17, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
    Cost: $8 (payable only by check to WHPL)

    Fruit and Vegetable Design Carving - Monday, August 24, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
    Cost: $5 (cash only)

    Escape the Ordinary Special Luau - Tuesday, August 25, 7 - 8 p.m.
    BY INVITATION ONLY – for participants in the Adult Summer Reading Program

    Medicare - Monday, October 5, 3 - 4:30 p.m. & repeated 7 - 8:30 p.m.

    WEST HEMPSTEAD, PAST AND PRESENT - Wednesday, October 14 at 7 p.m.

    Cooking with Chef Rob - Sunday, October 18, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
    Cost: $3 (Cash only)



    LIVE ENTERTAINMENT & MOVIES


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







    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.

    September 20
    A TOUCH OF SINATRA

    Joe Gilligan and Donny Farraro take us on this musical journey on the life and music of Ol’ Blue Eyes and the fascinating life he led.
    Show ends at 3:15 p.m.

    October 4
    CANTOR DAVID KATZ

    Celebrating Italian Heritage Month, Cantor Katz’s wonderful melodious tenor voice, performing in both English and Italian, is true entertainment.
    Show ends at 3:15 p.m.

     


    FAMILY MOVIE MATINEE

     

    Movie will be shown on
    Thursday at 1 p.m.




    JULY 30
    THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER


    Rated PG; 93 minutes; Family/Adventure/Animation/Comedy. Starring: Tom Kenny, Antonio Banderas, Bill Fagerbakke, Tim Conway.

    When pirate Burger Beard steals the secret recipe for the beloved Krabby Patties, SpongeBob and friends come ashore to bring back the missing formula. With the help of former rival Plankton, they all soon realize that to defeat a supervillain, they must unleash their inner superheroes.


    TRIPS


    NO REFUNDS
    unless
    the library cancels.

    Registration begins Wednesday, July 1 for WH residents and July 8 for non-residents.

    NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN/LOBSTER HOUSE
    Tuesday, August 11
    $87 per person
    Experience the Garden's renowned landscapes, collections, and landmarks on our guided tram tour. Visit the FRIDA KAHLO exhibit, Art, Garden, Life, which focuses on the artist's engagement with nature in her native country of Mexico. This is the first solo presentation of her work in New York City in over ten years and the first exhibition to focus exclusively on her intense interest in the botanical world. Lunch is at the LOBSTER HOUSE on City Island.
    Pickup: 8:45 a.m.

    LANCASTER OVERNIGHT
    Tuesday & Wednesday, September 1 & 2
    $260 per person double occupancy; $55 single supplement
    Back by popular demand, we’re headed back to PA! This overnight trip is fun-filled from start to finish. The highlights include: Kitchen Kettle Village, Joseph at the Sight and Sound Theatre, a delicious home cooked dinner in the home of an Amish family, the Farmer’s Market and the Shady Maple Buffet. Hotel, breakfast, roundtrip coach transportation, baggage handling, gratuities and all taxes are included.
    Pick-up: 7:30 a.m.

    HUNTERDON HILLS PLAYHOUSE
    Tuesday, October 6
    $77 per person
    We’ll be seeing Andrew Bergman’s hilarious Broadway comedy hit Social Security. Two married art dealers struggle with a visit from the wife’s goody goody sister and uptight CPA husband who are fighting over who will end up having their mother live with them. A sit-down luncheon is included. Save room for the unlimited dessert buffet.
    Pickup: 8:45 a.m. Return approximately 6 p.m.

    CULINARY INSTITUTE/DOWNTON ABBEY THEMED TOUR
    Thursday, October 29
    $88 per person
    We’ll start off with a tour of the Culinary Institute of America followed by lunch in the Caterina De Medici Restaurant. After lunch we’ll head to historic Staatsburgh for a tour of the Mills Mansion. Highlighting the real-life counterparts of the Downton Abbey TV characters, this tour, led by a costumed interpreter, will explore how the servants prepared for a busy weekend of entertaining, its opulent rooms once again with "servants" and "guests" of another era, and how the Millses' daughter, like Downton Abbey's Cora, married into the British aristocracy.
    Pickup: 7:45 a.m. Return approximately 6 p.m.

         
     
     

    THE CULINARY INSTITUTE
    & FDR

    THE CLOISTERS
    & LOBSTER HOUSE

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