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

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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)
  • 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 Winter 2015 Adult Programs
    begins on Monday, January 5 for our library members.
    Non-WH Library cardholders register beginning Monday, January 12,
    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 1: INTRO TO EBAY SHOPPING
    Monday, March 30 7-9 p.m.

    This lecture covers everything you need to know to shop on eBay, the world’s most popular online auction website. Topics include creating an account, checking reliability of sellers and buyers, and online safety.


    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).

     

    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: January 13, February 3, 17, March 10, 24
    (No registration required. First come, first served)

    6:45 - 8:45 p.m.

    TABLE TENNIS - Mondays March 2, 9, 16, 23 (2 Sessions: 6:45 p.m. or 7:45 p.m.)



    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: Mondays, February 9 & 23 from 1 - 4 p.m.
    Registration for W.H. residents begins at 9 a.m. on Monday, January 26.
    Non-residents may register, space permitting, beginning on Monday, February 2.

    Class 2: Saturday, March 28 from 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Registration for W.H. residents begins at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 12.
    Non-residents may register, space permitting, beginning on Thursday, March 19.

    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 Monday, January 5.

    Class 1: Mondays, February 9 & 23 from 6-9 p.m.
    Class 2: Tuesday, April 7 and Wednesday, April 8 from 6 - 9 p.m.



    EXERCISE


    For more details see the WINTER Newsletter

    EXERCISE FOR THOSE WITH ARTHRITIS OR FIBROMYALGIA - Starts Tuesday, January 13

    ZUMBA - Starts Tuesday, January 13(3 sessions: 4:45, 7 p.m., and 8 p.m.)

    SIMPLY STRONGER - Starts Wednesday, January 14

    YOGA : Day - Starts Wednesday, January 14

    YOGA : Night
    - Starts Wednesday, January 14

       



    LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS

     

    For more details see the WINTER Newsletter

    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

    SELF DEFENSE AWARENESS - Monday, January 26, 7-8:30 p.m.

    HOW TO PAY LESS INCOME TAX - Monday, February 2, 7-9 p.m.

    IRISH SODA BREAD - Monday, March 16, 7-8 p.m.

    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.



    LIVE ENTERTAINMENT & MOVIES


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

     

     

     

     














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    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 - (MOVIE)
    MALEFICENT

    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.

    JANUARY 18
    AN INTIMATE AFTERNOON WITH SHERI MILLER

    From Patsy Cline to The Beatles, Sheri will play the guitar and sing many popular classics, as well as some of her soulful original songs. Show ends at 3:15 p.m.

    FEBRUARY 1 - (MOVIE)
    DISNEY PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE

    Rated PG; 84 minutes; Family/Adventure/Comedy. Starring: Dane Cook, Ed Harris, Teri Hatcher, Stacy Keach, Cedric the Entertainer
    When world-famous air racer Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting and learn what it takes to become a true hero.

    FEBRUARY 8
    HOORAY FOR LOVE

    February, and especially Valentine’s Day, is the time to celebrate love. Diane Hoffman will perform many of your favorite love songs. Funny, sweet, or sentimental, there’s something for everyone! Show ends at 3:15 p.m.

    MARCH 1 - (MOVIE)
    GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

    Rated PG-13; 121 minutes; Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi. Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly
    From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team - the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure. Can this rag-tag team save the galaxy?

    MARCH 8
    OLD FASHIONED IRISH SING ALONG

    Put on your green and join us for this lively St. Patrick's Day celebration performed by Kevin Westley. Hear your favorite Irish tunes including songs like “Danny Boy”, “When Irish Eyes are Smiling”, “An Irish Lullaby”, “McNamara's Band”, “Cockles and Mussels”, and many more. Show ends at 3 p.m.

    MARCH 15
    BROADWAY TO HOLLYWOOD

    In this collaboration of Broadway show tunes and songs of the cinema, JayCee Driesen truly entertains! Performing songs from Jekyll and Hyde, Funny Girl, Les Miserables, Chicago, Dreamgirls, Beaches, and Skyfall, you’ll hear why she has “The Voice You Will Never Forget". Show ends at 3:15 p.m.

    APRIL 26
    JAZZ CABARET

    Celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month, Manhattan Jazz will entertain us with selections from the Great American Song Book in a cabaret style performance. Show ends at 3:30 p.m.


    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.

     

    Sundays from 1-4 p.m.




    JANUARY 25 - SING, BABY, SING
    A nightclub singer’s agent puts her into situations designed to advance her career. Starring Alice Faye, Tony Martin, Michael Whalen and the zany Ritz Brothers (1936).

    FEBRUARY 22 - MURDER OVER NEW YORK
    When his old friend from Scotland Yard is murdered at a police convention in New York, Charlie Chan picks up the case he was working on. Starring Sidney Toler, Marjorie Weaver and Robert Lowery (1940)

    MARCH 29 - CHANDU THE MAGICIAN
    A delusional madman kidnaps a scientist in hopes of using his death ray to achieve world dominance until he is opposed by Chandu, a powerful hypnotist and yogi. Starring Edmund Lowe, Irene Ware and Bela Lugosi (1932)


    TRIPS


    NO REFUNDS
    unless
    the library cancels.

    HUNTERDON HILLS PLAYHOUSE
    Tuesday, March 3 $77 per person


    Our first trip of the year is to see Abie's Irish Rose. Young Abraham Levy tries to fool his strict Jewish father by introducing his new bride, Rosemary Murphy, as "Rosie Murphyski." The plan actually seems to work at first until Rosemary's strict Irish-Catholic father arrives on the scene and a hilarious tug-of-war erupts. Enjoy a new expanded lunch menu and make sure to save room for their famous all-you-can-eat dessert buffet!

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

         
     
     

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