Library events

Library events
Local libraries

Check below for events and classes at local libraries. Some events require advance registration. Check with your library for details.

Cutchogue-New Suffolk Free Library

Floyd Memorial Library

Mattituck-Laurel Free Library

North Shore Public Library

Riverhead Free Library

Southold Free Library

Cutchogue New Suffolk Free Library

Bus Trips: Payment must be made by check, payable to the Library.

9/11 Memorial Museum Bus Trip on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visit the 9/11 Memorial Museum located at the World Trade Center site. Tickets include transportation, admission and tour. Enjoy lunch on own. Hudson Eats (an upscale food court) is a short walk from the museum. Tickets are $75/$70 (Seniors/Military). Must be registered by Sept. 20.

Children's Programs:
Please be advised that the library will hold children's spot in programs until 10 minutes after the starting time, children on the waiting list will then be accepted.

Tots, Toys and Tales on Tuesdays, Sept. 6 through Nov. 29 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for children up to age 36 months with caregiver. An informal playtime ending with singing and a story led by Ms. Kristie. Registration is requested.

Parachute Play for 2's and 3's on Mondays, Sept. 26, Oct. 24 and Nov. 28 from 10 to 10:30 a.m. for children ages 2 to 3 years old. Join Ms. Mignon for Ring @ the Parachute, Washing Machine, and other games of parachute fun. Registration is required.

Storytime for 2's and 3's from 10 to 10:30 a.m. for children ages 2 and 3. Stories, songs, fingerplays, craft and snack with Ms. Mignon. Sensory table to follow. Registration is required.

  • Wednesday, Sept. 14: We're Going on a Leaf Hunt
  • Wednesday, Oct. 19: Who's There Little Whoo?
  • Wednesday, Nov. 16: Kate & Too Many Turkeys

Storytime for Fabulous 4's and 5's from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. for children ages 4 and 5. Registration is required. Bring in the fall with edible apple crafts, "bat-tastic" games, and hand-made treats for local squirrels. Related stories, craft, activities and snack are included.

  • Friday, Sept. 23: Amazing Apples
  • Friday, Oct. 14: Let's Go Batty
  • Friday, Nov. 4: Nuts Over Squirrels

6's, 7's and 8's are Great Storytimes from 4:15 to 5 p.m. for children ages 6 to 8. Registration is required. Join Ms. Caitlyn to read and celebrate the fall season by making pumpkins, Halloween disguises and become autumn explorers. Related craft and activities.

  • Tuesday, Sept. 20: Autumn Adventure
  • Tuesday, Oct. 18: Halloween Magic
  • Tuesday, Nov. 22: Explorers Club

PJ Storytime from 6 to 7 p.m. for children ages 3 to 8 years old. Registration is required. Wear PJ's and bring along a favorite stuffed animals as Ms. Mignon shares stories of school, los gatos and a Thanksgiving dinner surprise. Craft and snack included.

  • Monday, Sept. 19: I am Too Small for School
  • Monday, Oct. 17: Los gatos Black on Halloween
  • Monday, Nov. 21: The Turkey Surprise

LEGO-Mania Jr. on Thursday, Oct. 6 from 4 to 5 p.m. for children in grades K-2. Bring imagination to create free style LEGO structures. Lego games and snack included. Registration is required.

LEGO-Mania on Thursdays, Sept. 15 and Nov. 17 from 4 to 5 p.m. for children in grades 3 to 6. Create free style LEGO Structures. LEGO games and snack included. Registration is required.

Mommy, Daddy & Me Yoga with Mary Hasel on Thursdays, Sept. 8, Oct. 6 and Nov. 3 from 10 to 10:45 a.m. for children ages 2 to 3. Join Mary for yoga bending, stretching, posing and fun between caregiver and child. Registration is required.

Frightful Food Fun on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 1 to 2 p.m. for children in grades 2 through 5. Put on a spooky apron and help create candy corn fruit cups, cinnamon toast ghosts and haunted punch. Registration is required.

Pumpkin Art Party on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. for children in grades K through 4. Decorate pumpkins with paint, glue, sequins and other materials to celebrate Halloween. Enjoy tasty rocky road pumpkin bars. Registration is required.

Halloween for Little Ghost and Goblins on Monday, Oct. 31 at 10 a.m. for children ages birth through 4. Join in a Sticky Spider Web game and then "trick-or'treat" at the Library. Treats for all. No registration required.

Fall Books and Bingo on Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. for children in grades 2 through 5. Join for fall books and bingo with special fall boards, markers and awesome book prizes. Registration is required.

Book Chat and Chew BFG by Roald Dahl on Tuesday, Nov. 29 from 6 to 7 p.m. for children in grades 2 through 5. Ms. Caitlyn will discuss this unusual story of a Big Friendly Giant and an orphan Sophie, their adventures and dealings with the not-so-friendly beastly giants. The book will be available on Oct. 4. Registration is required.

Family Events and Programs:

Endangered Ladybugs. Cornell University has created the Lost Ladybug Project. To help Cornell University with their ladybug statistics, whenever you see a ladybug, take a picture of it, and come to the library to give the information. The information, location and photo will be forwarded to Cornell University. For fun, there are ladybugs hidden throughout the library. Find the ladybugs and earn a prize.

Friday Family Flicks at 4 p.m. Children ages 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required. Refreshments will be served.

  • Sept. 30: Charlotte's Web (to celebrate banned books month)
  • Oct. 21: The Jungle Book
  • Nov. 18: TBA

Maker Space Crafts from 4 to 7 p.m.. Join for various crafts for the whole family to enjoy. No registration required.

  • Wednesday, Sept. 21: Scented apple pie art
  • Wednesday, Oct. 12: Pumpkin bird houses
  • Wednesday, Nov. 16: Mandalas

Enchanted Trails Workshop at Southold Library on Thursday, Oct. 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. for all ages. Help build a hobbit hole, gnome home or fairy house. Bring natural materials from your backyard or the beach to the workshop. The houses will be displayed on the grounds of the libraries for all to enjoy. Registration is required.

Free Live Theater: Theatreworks USA presents: Skippyjon Jones Snow What on Saturday, Nov. 26 at 4 pm. at Greenport School Auditorium for families. Experience live theatre at its best with the story of Skippyjon Jones, a little kitten with big ears who has a great imagination. He pretends to be a Chihuahua and canine sword fighter, who must face a gigantic bee. Registration is required.

Tween Programs (grades 5-8):

Life-Sized Games Compete! on Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 6 to 7 p.m. Play luck and skill games like Jenga, Connect Four, and Banned Books Bingo in giant, life-sized fashion. Win prizes and have fun. Registration is required.

DIY Lava Lamp on Thursday, Oct. 6 from 6 to 7 p.m. A little bit of science, and a little bit of crafting. Make a lava lamp with simple household ingredients. Registration is required.

Homemade Pretzel Bites on Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 6 to 7 p.m. Celebrate National Pretzel Month with a chance to make warm, delicious pretzel bites. Registration is required.

Emoji Pillows on Tuesday, Oct. 27 from 6 to 7 p.m. Create a felt emoji throw pillow. Registration is required.

Salt Painting on Thursday, Nov. 17 from 6 to 7 p.m. Creative artwork made with salt painting. Registration is required.

Teen Programs (grades 7-12). Registration is required unless otherwise noted.

Animal Toys and Treats: Drop off cat and/or dog treats and/or toys for community service to Rosemary in the Children's Room. All donations will be donated to the North Fork Animal Welfare League in Southold. Each donation receives 2 hours of community service. Bring in any community service forms to be filled out upon donation drop off. Registration is required.

Community Service: Toy Cleaning on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 1 to 2 p.m. Clean children's toys for community service; receive 2 hours for each hour of hard work completed. Please bring any community service forms to be filled out. Registration is required.

Food Club on Fridays, Sept. 23 and Oct. 21 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. This is a social club revolved around food. Registrants will sign up and pick their food week in advance. The week you sign up for, is the week you are bringing the food. Members may sign up for the same week, and/or multiple weeks. Registration is required.

Community Service: Cat Toy Wand on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 1 to 2 p.m. Make cat toys with wooden dowels, yarn, and cat nip. Each toy want made will earn participants 1 hour of community service.

Locker Design on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 6 to 7 p.m. Create a magnetic paper bin for your locker using a cereal box and a little creativity.

Teen Advisory Board meets on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 6 to 7 p.m. Join in the Teen Advicory Board Meeting, each meeting earns participants 2 hours of community service. Participants will be planning library events, so come with ideas. Snnacks provided.

Adult Programs:

Wind Quartets Through the Ages on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. Enjoy a journey of woodwind repertoire through the ages with music from the Renaissance to the 20th century, anchored around the whimsical Francaix Quartet. The event will feature Alyssa Greengrass on Flute, Eric Umble on Clarinet, Ellen Hindson on Oboe and Allison Nicotera on Bassoon.

Cool Apps for the iPad and iPhone on Wednesday, Sept. 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Learn how to find useful apps, use the app store and search for apps. Bring iPad or come and listen. Sponsored by the Cutchogue New Suffolk & Southold Libraries. Registration is requested.

Guitar Lesson Series on Thursdays, Sept. 15 through Oct. 13. Learn how to the play the guitar with a small group of adults with little or no prior experience. Bring own guitar. There is a $25 fee for this five-week session. Registration is required.

Medical Marijuana on Monday, Sept. 1i9 at 6:30 p.m. In July 2014 New York passed the Compassionate Care Act to provide a comprehensive, safe and effective medical marijuana program making medical marijuana available for certified patients with serious conditions. Joseph Valveri of the Columbia Care Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Riverhead will talk about the Act, how it works and what it means. Registration is requested.

Happy Class on Wednesdays, Sept. 21 and Nov. 2 form 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. This two-part class is designed to introduce participants to the practice of mindfulness. Mindfulness cultivates a deeper awareness in the present moment in a nonjudgmental way. This practice creates greater balance, ease and peace of mind. There is a fee of $12 for this two-part class. Registration is required.

Festival Italiano Cooking Class on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Celebrate the San Gennaro Feat of New York City. Chef Rob Scott teaches how to create a feast of Italian Chicken Salad, Grilled Zucchini and Warm Marbled Pound Cake. Samples will be served. The fee for this class is $5 and registration is required.

Freedom to Read on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. Is freedom to read guaranteed by the Constitution. Learn the history of banned and challenged books. Discuss how the First Amendment protects a free society from censorship. Each participant will receive a copy of the U.S. Constitution. Speaker Dr. Mary K. Chelton is a retired professor of the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies Queens College, CUNY. Registration is requested.

Neurologic and Arthritic Complications in Lyme Disease on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 2 p.m. Physician members of the Medical Advisory Panel to Southampton Hospital's Tick-Borne Disease Resource Center, Dr. Olga McAbee and Dr. Elaine Karis, will lecture on the neurologic complications seen in Lyme disease patients and Lyme Arthritis. All attendees will receive a free tick removal kit. Registration is requested.

Soup Tasting on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Taste soups made with seasonal local ingredients. Emilie Zaweski of Jamesport Harvest will demonstrate how to make several types of soups. Samples will be served. A fee of $5 is required for this class and registration is required.

Birds of Prey on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. See live animals from Quogue Wildlife Refuge including a red tailed hawk, amazing owls, and other birds of prey. Learn about native species and how people can help protect wildlife. Registration is required.

M.E.L.T. Treatment Class on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. Using MELT Hand and Foot balls for this simple self-treatment can provide relief from neck and low back pain, arthritis, bunions, plantar fascitis and carpal tunnel syndrome. There is a $10 fee for this class. Registration is required.

M.E.L.T. Roller Class on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. This simple self-treatment uses a specialized soft roller to release stuck stress in the whole body. Please bring a yoga mat and water. There is a $10 fee for this class. Registration is required.

Chocolate Painted Cannolis & Con-Olis on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. Chef Rob returns for a baking class. Learn how to make cannoli filling from scratch and paint shells with melted chocolate ready to eat or take home. Everyone will take home 3 cannollis and 3 cone-olis. There is a fee of $5 for this class and registration is required.

Natural Sleep Solutions on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. Learn about natural ways to achieve restorative sleep from Jessica Swiatocha, MSN, FNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner and Manager of the Wellness Institute at Southampton Hospital. Registration is requested.

Great Decisions with The Foriegn Policy Association: Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. Join in a discussion group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. Registration is requested.

  • Cuba and the US: Monday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library
  • Korean Choices on Monday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. at Southold Free Library
  • Climate Geopolitics: The Road to Paris and Beyond: Monday, Nov. 28 at 6 p.m. at Cutchogue New Suffolk Free Library.
  • Apprender O Mejorar Tu Ingles on Tuesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Learn or Improve your English.

    Older Adults: Now available at the Library - Large print library newsletters and an in-house magnifying reader.

    Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer's on Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Learn the 10 warning signs of Alheimer's diseas in this interactive workshop. Separate myth from reality and address commonly held fears about Alzheimer's in America. Hear from people who have the disease and find out how to recognized the signs in yourself and others. Registration is required.

    Knee and Hip Replacement on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m. Learn about the latest treatment options available for knee and hip pain from physician, Dr. Peter Sultan, of Peconic Bay Medical Center. Registration is requested.

    Medicare Information and Enrollment on Thursday, Oct. 20 and p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. Learn about changes and eligibility for Medicare, Part A, B, & D. Open Enrollment is Oct. 15 and Dec. 7. Avoid mistakes that will adversely affect coverage with a trained Senior Health Insurance Representative, who represents all major carriers and can assist with enrollment.

    AARP Driver Safety Course on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Advanced registration and payment is required. There is a fee of $20 for AARP members and $25 for non-members. Checks should be made payable to AARP. This course is designed for licensed motor vehicle operators over 50 years of age. Refreshments will be served.

    Estate Planning 101 on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m. A basic estate plan typically involves four documents: a Last Will and Testament, Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy and a Living Will. Learn how these four foundational documents can help structure an estate plan for yourself or a loved one from Erik J. McKenna, Esq., attorney and educator. Registration is requested.

    Book Discussions:

    Ghost Hampton Author Talk on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. Ghost Hampton is a paranormal thriller by Ken McGorry. This suspenseful novel is based on real places throughout the Hamptons. Registration is requested.

    Girl Unbroken Author Talk on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. In a sequel to New York Times Bestseller Etched in Sand, attorney Regina Calcaterra pairs with her youngest sister Rosie to tell Rosie's harrowing, yet ultimately triumphant, story of childhood abuse and survival. Regina will be at the library while her sister Rosie will be on Skype from Utah. Registration is requested.

    Thursday Morning Book Discussions from 10 to 11 a.m. Books are available at the front desk. No registration is required and newcomers are always welcome!

      Sept. 15: Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer with moderator Seth Bank.
    • Oct. 20: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty, with moderator Barlene Brush
    • Nov. 17, The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant, with moderator Jennifer Fowler, Director

    Exercise Classes:

    POUND - Rockout. Workout. A free class will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m. Series classes will be run on Tuesdays, Oct. 4 through Dec. 13 (with no class on Nov. 22) for a fee of $60 per 10-week session. Rock into a full-body workout that fuses cardio interval training using drumsticks. Dance to great music and burn a ton of calories. Bring yoga mat and water. Drumsticks are provided. Registration is required.

    ZUMBA classes with Gianna Pino.
    Free ZUMBA Classes:

    • Friday, Sept. 30 at 10 a.m. featuring Zumba Gold
    • Thursday, Oct. 6 at 6:30 p.m. featuring Zumba Toning.

    Zumba Gold Series: Zumba Gold modifies the moves and pacing to suit the needs of the active mature participant or beginner. Features zesty Latin music and easy-to-follow moves.

    • Session 1: Wednesdays, Oct. 5 through Dec. 14 from 10 to 11 a.m. (no class on Wednesday, Nov. 23) for a fee of $60 per 10-week session. Advanced registration is required.
    • Session 3: Oct. 7 through Dec. 16 from 10 to 11 a.m. (no class on Nov. 11 and 25) for a fee of $54 per 9-week session. Advanced registration is required.

    ZUMBA Toning Series on Thursdays, Oct. 13 through Dec. 15 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. (with no class on Nov. 24) for a fee of $54 for the 9-week session. Advanced registration and payment is required. Through lightweight resistance training, build muscle strength, increase bone density, and improve mobility, posture and coordination. Bring 1 lb weights or Toning Sticks.

    Historical Council Events

    September

    • Old House Tour: Sunday, Sept. 4 at 2 p.m. Behind the Scenes with Jim Grathwohl and Zach Studenroth. Admission is $15
    • Soup's On: Saturday, Sept. 17 from 4 to 7 p.m. Light food and refreshments at the Village Garage. Admission is $15

    October

    • 6th Annual Antique Car Show: Sunday, Oct. 2 from 9 am. to 4 p.m. Admission is $6
    • Village Green Historic Buildings & Carriage House Gift Shop: Sunday, Oct. 2 close for the 2016 season
    • Arts & Crafts Guild Show: Saturday, Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (rain date of Oct. 23). Admission is $2 and benefits the Arts & Crafts Guild

    November

    • Reinterpreting The Old House: Sunday, Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. Lecture by John Fiske, Historic Furnishings Consultant. Free of charge.
    • Christmas Gift Shop Opens: Saturday, Nov. 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. (through Dec. 18).
    Floyd Memorial Library

    Children's Programs: registration is required for all programs.

    Drop-in Crafts in the Children's Room for a weekly craft on Tuesdays, Sept. 20 and 27 at 5:30 p.m. Color, bead, and assemble a variety of crafts.

    Homework Help on Mondays-Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. on school days.

    Sport Craft on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 5 p.m. Get back into the swing of things with this neat sport magnet craft that can be used as a reminder of upcoming sporting events.

    Family Movie and a Snack featuring Angry Birds on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 3:15 p.m. Rated PG, 97 minutes.

    Pirate Hat Craft on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 11 a.m. Join in making some wonderful pirate hats.

    Family Movie and a Snack featuring Ratchet & Clank on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 3:15 p.m. rated PG, 105 minutes.

    Toddler Time on Wednesdays in Sept. at 10:30 a.m. featuring playtime, songs and stories for infants through preschool with a caregiver.

    Teen Programs: open to teens ages 13 to 17 years old. No sign-up required unless noted.

    Walking Dead Support Group on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. The show starts up in October and so much has happened. Review the previous season, characters and events to get ready for new episodes.

    Big Screen WII on Fridays, Sept. 2 and 30 at 6 p.m. Play Mario Cart, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Wii Sports, Chicken Shoot and more! Come play.

    Game Time on Fridays, Sept. 9 and 23 at 6 p.m. Apples to Apples, Uno, Monopoly and more, join in some fun.

    Read and Feed on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 4 p.m. Teen book club, meet to cook, eat and read. Sign up is required.

    Manga on Monday, Sept. 19 at 4 p.m. A book club for graphic novel and manga fans. Come share favorite books, series and shows.

    Books and Cookies on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 4 p.m. Talk about all things book related - books loved, hated and everything in between, while eating cookies.

    Library Card 411 on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 3 p.m. Teens are invited to explore the library website and learn about what a library card can do.

    Teen Movie: Captain America Civil War on Friday, Sept. 16 at 5 p.m. rated PG13, 147 minutes.

    Homework Hang Out The Teen Are will be a designated Quiet Homework Zone after school from 3 to 4 p.m. each school day. The computers will be set as Homework Use Only and study tools will be available to get homework completed.

    Adult Programs:

    Women Secret Service Agents in WWI by Pat DelGiorno on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 3 p.m. Illustrated talk about the extraordinary experiences of a group of "ordinary" young women who answered their country's call to join the war movement and how they influenced the course of the war and how the war influenced the course of the women's lives and the lives of their descendant daughters.

    Art Opening Reception ART4U Group Exhibit on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 3 to 5 p.m. Group exhibit of art from Garance's workshop and print making studio ART4U. The exhibit will be on display Sept. 10 through Oct. 9.

    Novel Conversations on Friday, Sept. 16 at 3 p.m. Let's talk! Not a club, no assigned reading, no agenda. Just talk about books - books read, loved, hated, books to tell others about.

    Great Decisions: Cuba and the U.S. on Monday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. The largest American discussion program on world affairs is offered as a shared program with Cutchogue-New Suffolk and Southold libraries. Register and pick up materials to read.

    Brunch Poems with Vivian Eyre on Friday, Sept. 30 at 10:30 a.m. Poetry: A Magazine of Verse. Harriet Monroe, Founder & Editor Each participant will read and discuss a poem from one of the journals.

    9/11 Memorial Museum Bus Trip on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free for transportation, admission, and tour $75 ($70 Seniors/Military). Must be registered by Sept. 20th.

    Mystery Book Discussion on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 3:30 featuring Dressed to Die by Beverly Connor.

    Book Discussion on Monday, Sept. 26 at 2 p.m. at the library or 4 p.m. at Peconic Landing featuring The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman.

    Ongoing Events

  • Yoga with Lynne Wentworth on Sundays in Sept. at 1 p.m.
  • French Conversation Classes with Mme Nada on Tuesdays in Sept. at 11:30 a.m.
  • Coloring for Adults Tuesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. De-stress and have fun! We provide the materials.
  • Apple Help with Fred Sharman on Tuesdays from 3 to 5 p.m. Bring Apple devices and questions.
  • Scrabble on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. New players are always welcome.
  • Mah Jongg on Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m. All levels of players are welcome.
  • Friends of the Library Meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 1 p.m. New members are welcome.
  • Pop Up Library on Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Orient Country Store.
  • Fall Film Festival on Thursdays at 6 p.m.

  • Sept 15: Searching for Bobby Fisher featuring Steve Zaillian, US, 1993
  • Sept. 22: Taxi Tehran featuring Jafar Panahi, Iran, 2015
  • Sept. 29: Kramer vs. Kramer featuring Robert Benson, US, 1979
  • Oct. 6: My Big Night featuring Alex De La Iglesia, Spain, 2015
  • Oct. 13: Second Mother featuring Anna Muylaert, Brazil, 2015
  • Oct. 22 Dough featuring Jonathan Goldschmidt with a Potluck Dinner at this event.
  • Oct. 27 Dishonesty: the Truth about Lies featuring Dan Ariely, US DOC

    Walk Around Greenport enjoy a 20 to 30 minute walk around Greenport with Poppy and Janet on Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m.

    Mattituck-Laurel Free Library

    Some programs require registration. Register in person or call 631-298-4134.

    Birth through Preschool Programs: Sign-up for programs beginning in July and August begin on Monday, June 27 at 10 a.m.

    Toddler Soccer on Thursday, Oct. 6 for children ages 24 through 35 months with caregiver from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Toddlers are welcome for some noncompetitive soccer. Enjoy fun activities and games. Program provided by Jumpbunch. Registration is required, register in person or call 631-298-4134 line 2.

    Preschool Soccer on Thursday, Oct. 6 from 3 to 5 years old from 3 to 3:45 p.m. Preschoolers are welcome to come in for some noncompetitive soccer. Enjoy fun activities and games. Program provided by Jumpbunch. Registration is required, register in person or call 631-298-4134 line 2.

    Toddler Time on Fridays, Oct. 14, 21 and 28 for children ages 13 through 24 months with caregiver from 10 to 10:40 a.m. Enjoy informal play time followed by a circle time of rhymes, finger plays and action songs. (Choose either Parent/Child or Toddler Time). Registration is required, register in person or call 631-298-4134 line 2.

    2 For Books on Mondays, Oct. 17, 24 and 31 for children ages 24 through 35 months with caregiver from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Story time with toddlers. Registration is required, register in person or call 631-298-4134 line 2.

    Baby's Rhyme Time on Wednesdays, Oct. 19 and 26 for children ages birth through 12 months with caregiver from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Join for Mother Goose rhymes, puppets, stories, and action songs. Registration is required, register in person or call 631-298-4134 line 2.

    Parent/Child Workshop on Thursdays, Oct. 20, 27 and Nov. 3 from 10 to 10:45 for children ages 18 through 36 months with caregiver. Spend quality time through play and art activities and more with other parents and resource professionals. Choose either Parent/Child or Toddler Time. Registration is required, register in person or call 631-298-4134 line 2.

    Caling Fall Colors on Thursdays, Oct. 27, Nov. 3 and 10 from 1 to 1:45 p.m. for children ages 3 through 5 in preschool. Fall brings red juicy apples, bright orange pumpkins and more. Enjoy colorful stories, action songs, films and art activities. Registration is required, register in person or call 631-298-4134 line 2.

    Baby Games on Wednesdays, Nov. 2 and 9 from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. for ages birth through pre-walking with caregiver. This program consists of age-appropriate activities to stimulate physical development. Join Kathy Roeder for singing, movement, games, finger plays and more. Registration is required, register in person or call 631-298-4134 line 2.

    Toddler Games on Wednesdays, Nov. 2 and 9 from 11:30 a.m. through 12:15 p.m. for children ages 13 through 24 months. This program consists of age-apropriate activities to stimulate physical and mental development. Join Kathy Roeder for singing, movement, games, finger plays and more. Registration is required, register in person or call 631-298-4134 line 2.

    Skeleton Lab on Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 3 to 3:45 p.m. for ages 4 through 5 in preschool. Join Michelle Skoblicki for a hands-on skeleton lab. Why are our bones so important? Learn how to keep your bone healthy and strong with Sammy Skeleton. Create your own spooky skeleton friend to take home. Observe a live pet with a strong skeleton too. Registration is required, register in person or call 631-298-4134 line 2.

    Programs for Elementary and Tween children:

    Intro to Minecraft on Friday, Sept. 16 from 4:15 to 5 p.m. for children in grades Kindergarten through first. Learn how to play, ask questions and play at your own pace.

    Tail Waggin' Tutor on Thursdays, Sept. 22, Oct. 13 or Nov. 17 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for children in grades Kindergarten and up. Choose only one day and time. Share a book with a visiting Therapy Dog. Each child will have a 15 minute reading time. Registration is required, register in person or call 631-298-4134 line 2.

    Lego K-1 on Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 4 to 4:45 p.m. for children in grades kindergarten through first. Use Library LEGOS to design unique creations, then enjoy seeing it on display. Registration is required, register in person or call 631-298-4134 line 2.

    Lawn Games on Thursday, Oct. 6 from 4 to 4:45 p.m. for children in grades Kindergarten through first. Enjoy some horseshoes, volleyball and other fun games. Program provided by Jumpbunch. Registration is required, register in person or call 631-298-4134 line 2.

    Popcorn Popping on Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 4 to 4:45 p.m. for children in grades Kindergarten through First. Celebrate National Popcorn Month with some popcorn and activities. Registration is required, register in person or call 631-298-4134 line 2.

    America Recycles Day on Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 4 to 4:45 p.m. for children in grades Kindergarten and up. Join the library and recycle some old crafts. Make it and take it home. Registration is required, register in person or call 631-298-4134 line 2.

    Skeleton Lab on Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 4 to 4:45 p.m. for children in grades Kindergarten through First. Join Michelle Skoblicki for a hands-on skeleton lab. Learn how to keep bones healthy and strong with Sammy Skeleton. Create a spooky skeleton friend to take home. Observe a live pet with a strong skeleton also. Registration is required, register in person or call 631-298-4134 line 2.

    LEGO 2-3 on Wednsday, Sept. 21 from 4 to 4:45 p.m. for children in grades 2 through 3. Design a unique LEGO creation with Library LEGOS, then enjoy seeing it on display. Registration is required, register in person or call 631-298-4134 line 2.

    Tail Waggin' Tutor on Thursdays, Sept. 22, Oct. 13 or Nov. 17 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for children ages 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Choose only one day and time. Share a book with a visiting Therapy Dog. Each child will have a 15 minute reading time. Registration is required, register in person or call 631-298-4134 line 2.

    Drip Painting! Jackson Pollock on Monday, Sept. 26 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. for children in grades 5 and up. Offered by the Pollock-House and Study Center in East Hampton with author-artist Joyce Raimondo. How can a splash of paint become a masterpiece worth $141 million dollars? During a fun filled interactive art slide show, discover the art of drip painting created by world famous Long Island artist Jackson Pollock. Then express energy and emotions as you drip paint from sticks onto your painting. Registration is required, register in person or call 631-298-4134 line 2.

    Chess Workshop on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon for children in grades 2 through 6. Jim MacLeod will instruct beginners, while those who know how to play may begin their matches. Registration is required, register in person or call 631-298-4134 line 2.

    Minecraft PVP on Friday, Oct. 7 from 4:15 through 5:15 p.m. for children in grades 4 through 6. Join other players and test your minecraft skills. Registration is required, register in person or call 631-298-4134 line 2.

    Minecraft on Friday, Oct. 15 from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. for children in grades 2 through 3. Enter the Mattituck-Laurel Library world and coorperatively play with others. Registration is required, register in person or call 631-298-4134 line 2.

    Duct Tape Day on Friday, Oct. 21 at 4 p.m. for children in grades 2 through 6 p.m. Experience a duct tape Makerspace Day. Be creative and take home a design. Registration is required, register in person or call 631-298-4134 line 2.

    LEGO 4-6 on Wednesday, Nov. 2 from 4 to 5 p.m. for children in grades 4 through 6. Design a unique LEGO creation with Library LEGOS then enjoy seeing it on display. Registration is required, register in person or call 631-298-4134 line 2.

    Scenic Painting on Monday, Nov. 7 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. for children in grades 4 through 6. Enjoy this basic landscape painting class where everyone leaves with a unique beach or mountain landscape. Learn painting tips, tricks and techniques using acrylic paint. Learn how to paint a sky, create water and trees, clouds, bushes and mountains. Class provided by Cheryl Frey Richards. Registration is required, register in person or call 631-298-4134 line 2.

    Calm the Chaos on Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 4 to 5 p.m. for children in grades 2 and up. Enjoy a calming yoga class on this day to release the chaos in life. Bring a mat or one will be provided. Class presented by Mary Hasel. Registration is required, register in person or call 631-298-4134 line 2.

    America Recycles Day on Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 4 to 4:45 p.m. for children in grades Kindergarten and up. Join the library to recycle some old crafts. Make it and take it home. Registration is required, register in person or call 631-298-4134 line 2.

    Family Programs:

    Halloween Cupcakes on Monday, Oct. 24 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for families. Join The Baking Coach. Each familiy decorates 8 different cupcakes to take home. All materials provided. Registration is required, register in person or call 631-298-4134 line 2.

    Skippyjon Jones Snow What (& the 7 Chihuahas) on Saturday, Nov. 26 at 4 p.m. at the Greenport High School Auditorium. Free, live performance presented by TheatreworksUSA. Based on the book by Judy Schachner, Skippyjon Jones Snow What is a twist on the classic fairy tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Program sponsored by a friend of the Floyd Memorial Library and the libraries on the North Fork, including Shelter Island. Recommended for ages 6 and up; children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required, register in person or call 631-298-4134 line 2.

    Teen Programs:

    SAT Prep: High School Juniors and Seniors on Sundays, Sept. 11 and 18 or Saturdays, Sept. 17 and 24 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. This 10-hour course helps teens prepare for the SAT exam. Registration required $110 prepaid fee. Registration can be made in person, by phone 631-298-4134 ext. 2 or email mattituckteens@gmail.com.

    ACT Prep: High School Juniors and Seniors on Sundays, Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 9 and 16 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. This 10-hour course helps teens prepare for the ACT exam. Registration required $110 prepaid fee. Registration can be made in person, by phone 631-298-4134 ext. 2 or email mattituckteens@gmail.com.

    Teen Game Night on Thursday Evenings for teens in grades 7 through 12. Join Ms. Jaclyn for a fun game, snacks and laughs. Registration required $110 prepaid fee. Registration can be made in person, by phone 631-298-4134 ext. 2 or email mattituckteens@gmail.com.

    • Sept. 15: Life from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
    • Sept. 29: Uno from 5 to 6 p.m.
    • Oct. 13: Mystery Jigsaw Puzzle from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
    • Oct 27: Betrayal At House on The Hill from 4 to 6 p.m.
    • Nov. 10: Pictionary from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

    Teen Movie Night on Friday, Sept. 16 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. for teens in grades 7 through 12 featuring Captain America Civil War. Join Ms. Jaclyn for a movie, popcorn and refreshments. Registration required $110 prepaid fee. Registration can be made in person, by phone 631-298-4134 ext. 2 or email mattituckteens@gmail.com.

    Cookies-N-Books monthly on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for teens in grades 7 through 12. Join Ms. Jaclyn to discuss books on different monthly topics and listen to a book you might want to read. Cookies and refreshments will be served.

    • Sept. 21: Bring Your Favorite Book
    • Oct. 19: The Teen Classics
    • Nov. 16: Why did they make me read that?

    Teen Minecraft Survival on Friday, Sept. 23 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for teens in grades 7 through 12. Come play on the library's Minecraft server with Ms. Liz. Registration can be made in person, by phone 631-298-4134 ext. 2 or email mattituckteens@gmail.com.

    Tween & Teen Drip Painting on Monday, Sept. 26 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. for tweens and teens in grades 5 through 12. During a fun filled interactive art slide show, discover the art of drip painting created by world famous Long Island artist Jackson Pollock. Then express your energy and emotions as you drip paint from sticks onto your painting. Teens will have the option to keep their artwork on display in the new Teen Gallery for the month of October. Registration can be made in person, by phone 631-298-4134 ext. 2 or email mattituckteens@gmail.com.

    Teen CSI: Who Done It? on Monday, Oct. 17 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for teens in grades 7 through 12. Explore the science of Crime Scene Investigation techniques: fingerprints, chromatography, shoe print analysis, hair and fiber evidence. Examine the evidence of a crime to try to figure out who done it. Take home a fingerprint card. Registration can be made in person, by phone 631-298-4134 ext. 2 or email mattituckteens@gmail.com.

    Teen Minecraft Creative on Friday, Oct. 21 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for teens in grades 7 through 12. Come build with other players on the library's Minecraft server with Ms. Liz. Registration can be made in person, by phone 631-298-4134 ext. 2 or email mattituckteens@gmail.com.

    Teen DIY Fall Tote Bags on Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 6 to 7 p.m. for teens in grades 7 through 12. Join Ms. Jaclyn in creating a painted fall tote bag. Registration can be made in person, by phone 631-298-4134 ext. 2 or email mattituckteens@gmail.com.

    Teen Landscape Paint Night on Monday, Nov. 7 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for teens in grades 7 through 12. Join Cheryl Frey Richards in a paint night. Teens will learn the tips and tricks of basic landscape painting. Using acrylic paints, everyone will create their very own unique canvas painting to take home. Teens will have the option to keep their artwork on display in the new Teen Gallery for the month of Dec. Registration can be made in person, by phone 631-298-4134 ext. 2 or email mattituckteens@gmail.com.

    Teen Natural Elements Meditation on Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. for teens in grades 7 through 12. Celebrate "Chaos Never Dies Day" with Mary Hasel by connecting natural elements, yoga, breathing and meditation. Registration can be made in person, by phone 631-298-4134 ext. 2 or email mattituckteens@gmail.com.

    Teen Marshmallow Pilgrim Hats on Thursday, Nov. 17 from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. for teens in grades 7 through 12. Join the Baking Coach in making Marshmallow Pilgrim Hats. Each teen will make 6 adorable hats to take home and enjoy with friends and family. Registration can be made in person, by phone 631-298-4134 ext. 2 or email mattituckteens@gmail.com.

    Teen Minecraft PVP on Friday, Nov. 18 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for teens in grades 7 through 12. Test combat skills against other players on the library's Minecraft server with Ms. Liz. Registration can be made in person, by phone 631-298-4134 ext. 2 or email mattituckteens@gmail.com.

    Teen Advisory Board: Make your voice heard in the community, develop leadership skills and meet new people. The Teen Advisory board is a place to share ideas about Teen library prorams, books, games, magazines and more. Come voice an opinion about fall meetings. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Teen Advisory Board meetings are scheduled once a month on Fridays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

    • Sept. 9
    • Oct. 7
    • Nov. 4


    Teen Art Club: Calling all local Teen Artists. Teen Artist Volunteers are welcome to come in and participate in creating and displaying art work in the Teen Space Gallery. Meet on Wednesday evenings once a month from 6 to 7 p.m.

    • Sept. 7
    • Oct. 5
    • Nov. 2


    Celebrate Teen Read Week from Oct. 9 to 15 at Mattituck-Laurel Library. For teens in grades 7 through 12. Registration can be made in person, by phone 631-298-4134 ext. 2 or email mattituckteens@gmail.com.

    • Teen Duct Tape Bookmarks on Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 6 to 7 p.m. Join Ms. Jaclyn in making a bookmark out of duct tape.
    • Teen Book to Movie Night: Harry Potter on Friday, Oct. 14 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Join Ms. Jaclyn for a movie, popcorn and refreshments.

    Adult Programs:

    Italian-Americans: Ancestor's Journey on Sunday, Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. Elena Florenzano leads a journey through time, starting form the late 19th and early 20th centuries to the present day, exploring what the regions of Sicily, Calabria, Campania and Puglia were like for ancestory and why they left to come to america. Free of charge, register at the Circulation Desk.

    Mattituck-Laurel: Then and Now on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 2 p.m. Come and join for another version o fthe entertaining program of Then & Now. View old pictures and postcards of local scenes and guess where the locations are today. This program is free and all are welcome. Register at the Circulation Desk.

    Bridge Instruction with Arnie Fischer on Wednesdays, Oct. 25 through Nov. 16 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person (limit of $20 students). Major Suit Bidding and Play. This course will cover bidding using various conventions and playing those hands. There will be no book for this course.

    Effective Communication on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. Participants will learn how to manage thoughts and emotions, how to listen, and how to use questions for effective communication. Presented by Mary Eisenstein, an award-winning professional speaker, communications expert, facilitator and mediator. Free of charge; register at the Circulation Desk.

    Cruising the Island-Long Island's Maritime History on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. Explore the Island's fascinating maritime history from harvesting rich oyster beds to observing tales of ill-fated shipwrecks and legendary pirates. Free of charge; register at the Circulation Desk.

    History Lovers' Book Discussion: King Leopold's Ghost by Adam Hoschschild on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome. Books are available at the circulation desk.

    The Class of Life on Sunday, Nov. 27 at 1:30 p.m. The Class of Life is a theatrical entertainment presented by actor and comedian, Paul Failla, who takes audiences on a journey as he reminisces about his life as a police officer, his Italian heritage, and his married and family life on Long Island. A blend of humor and poignant experience, this presentation will touch all those who cherish family and tradition. Approximately two hours with a brief intermission. Free of charge; register at the circulation desk.

    Health and Wellness Series: Register at the circulation desk.

    • Know the 10 Signs: Early Detention Matters on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 1 p.m. Learn the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's disease, hear from people who have the disease, and find out how to recognize the signs in yourself and others. Presented by the Alzheimer's Association. Register at the circulation desk.
    • Dementia Conversations on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 1 p.m. When someone is showing signs of dementia, it's time to talk. This program is designed to help you talk with your family about some challenging and often uncomfortable topics related to Alzheimer's and dementia. Presented by the Alzheimer's Association.
    • Medicare Made Clear on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. All are welcome for this educational presentation that will explore Medicare choices, including eligibility, coverage options, when to enroll, procedures to follow and available resources. This program will help you understand the basics of Medicare: original Medicare (Parts A and B); Medicare Advantage (Part C); and prescription drug plans (Part D).

    Fall in Love with Food: $5 per person, register at the Circulation Desk.

    • San Gennaro Feast on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. Celebrate the Italian feast of San Gennaro. Enjoy Chef Rob's delicious Italian chicken salad in lettuce cups, Crostini with Mascarpone, and pound cake with amaretto and apricot preserves.
    • Thai Cooking with Chef Penn" on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. Chef Penn Hongthong brings the flavors of Asia to life with a demonstration and tasting of healthy Jasmine Rice, Green Curry with Chicken, and Basil Chicken.
    • The Organic Winter Garden on Monday, Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy fresh vegetables and salads right through the winter. Renato Stafford will explain how you can extend the growing season of your organic garden. Topics include making soil (compost), cold hardy vegetables, zero energy greenhouse designs, weeds, insects, succession planting, seeds, harvesting practices and many time saving techniques.

    Ongoing Classes and Services:

    Chair Aerobics & Strength on Wednesdays from 9 to 10 a.m. The fall session runs from Sept. 7 through Nov. 9. The winter session will run from Nov. 16 through Feb. 1 (with no class on Nov. 23 and Dec. 28). The cost for attendance is $50 for Mattituck-Laurel residnets, $55 for non-residents (for each 10 week session). This non-impact class will be taught by Laurie Short combines aerobic movement patterns while seated in a chair and is followed by functional strenth training targeting the lower body, core and arms; and well as stretching for flexibility. Bring a pair of dumbbells (3 to 5 lbs) and bottle of water.

    Low Impact Dance Aerobics & Strength on Mondays from 9 to 10 a.m. The fall session runs from Sept. 12 through Nov. 21 (no class on Oct. 10). The winter session runs Nov. 28 through Feb. 13 (no class Dec. 26 and Jan. 16). The cost for attendance is $50 for Mattituck-Laurel residnets, $55 for non-residents (for each 10 week session). This class taught by Laurie Short will get you moving to the music of the 60's, 70's and 80's. Improve heart-lung function, balance and coordination through choreographed aerobic movement. This is followed by strength training and stretching. Bring a mat, dumbbells (3 to 5 lbs.) and bottle of water.

    Yoga Instruction-All Levels. Gain strength, flexibility, relaxation and balance. Classes taught by certified yoga instructor Rosemary Martilotta. The Tuesday evening fall session will run Oct. 25 through Dec. 20 (9 weeks) 5:15 or 6:40 p.m. The Saturday morning fall session will run from Oct. 22 through Dec. 17 (9 weeks) at 9 a.m. Register and pay at the circulation desk, $54 for Mattituck-Laurel residents or $60 for out of district residents for each 9 week session.

    Health Insurance Information, Counseling and Assistance Program runs on the third Tuesday of each month from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

    AARP Safe Driving on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a half hour lunch break. Save money on car insurance. The program is open to all, register at the Library's Circulation Desk. The cost is $20 for AARP members or $25 for non-members.

    Parlez-Vouz Francais? Conversation Group on Thursdays from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. (ongoing). This french conversation group focuses on improving the ability to speak and unerstand the subtleties of the French Language. For advanced beginners, intermediate level and native French speakers.

    English Conversation Group on Tuesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. Practice speaking English in an informal, relaxed atmosphere. This group gives individuals an opportunity to converse on a variety of topics while having fun and getting to know one another. No need to register - just show up. All welcome, free of charge.

    Time with a Tech Schedule "time with a tech" and bring computer, mobile device or cell phone questions. On hour and half hour appointments are available. Register at the circulation desk.

    Ongoing Meetings:

  • Apple User's Group: First monday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Peconic Amateur Radio Club: First Friday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
  • Canasta: Fridays at 10 a.m.
  • Mahjong: Mondays at 10 a.m. and Tuesdays at 11 a.m.

  • Friday Films: come and experience the Library's Hi-Definition Projector Fridays at 1:30 p.m. in the Library's Meeting Room.

  • Sept 2: 45 Years, 2015, R
  • Sept. 9: Eye in the Sky, 2015, R
  • Sept. 16: Hello, My Name is Doris, 2016, R
  • Sept. 23: Hologram for the King, 2016, R
  • Sept. 30: Man Who Knew Infinity, 2016, PG13
  • Oct. 7: Concussion, 2015, PG13
  • Oct. 14: Testament to Youth, 2016, PG13
  • Oct. 21: Love and Friendship, 2016, PG
  • Oct. 28: Hail Caesar, 2016, PG13
  • Nov. 4: The Program, 2015, R
  • Nov. 18: Founder, 2016, PG13
  • Nov. 25: Me Before You, 2016, PG13

  • Book Discussion featuring Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café by Fannie Flagg on Oct. 27 at 6:30 p.m.

    The Literary Café on Oct. 1 at 10 a.m. and Nov. 5 at 10 a.m.

    On Display at the Library:

    September: In Our Own Backyard featuring photos by Kathy Pasca. Photographer Kathy Pasca will share photographs captured on the North Fork, many of which were literally taken in her back yard in Mattituck.

    October: Pamela Hodosky, a 30-Year Retrospective. The Mattituck-Laurel Library exhibit is a compliation of the work which includes paintings, sculpture and mixed media representations of everyday experiences in the life of a working artist. All are welcome to an opening reception on Thursday, Oct. 6 from 4 to 6 p.m.

    November: Paintings by Jo-Ann Corretti a Mattituck resident who specializes in commissioned Home and Garden Portraits, with over 400 homes rendered across Long Island and out of state. Her commissions also include businesses, cars, boats, pets and paintings of favorite places.

    Bus Trips

    Belmont Racetrack on Wednesday, Sept. 21. The bus will leave Mattituck at 10:30 a.m. (from the parking lot behind Love Lane, across from the Presbyterian Church), Lunch starts at 12:35 p.m. and the bus will leave Belmont at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $85 per person, includes round-trip transportation, tip, buffet lunch, gratuities and admission to racetrack. Tickets are on sale at the circulation desk. No refunds. Tickets must be purchased on or before Sept. 10.

    Friends of the Library

    Musical Event: Anne Taffel Concert on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. Pianist Anne Taffel is ctive as a soloist throughout the U.S., South America, Euorpe and Asia. She will presents well-loved works of the repertoire and lesser-known gems. The concert is free of charge, all are welcome.

    Fall Meeting Schedule: held at the Library on the third Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m.

  • Tuesday, Sept. 20
  • Tuesday, Oct. 18
  • Tuesday, Nov. 5

  • Fall Book Sales: The Friends will be offering books and many other materials from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Sept. 21
  • Wednesday, Oct. 19

  • North Shore Public Library

    Children's Programs: Unless noted, registration is required either in person, by telephone or online. Each child must be registered under his /her own library card. To validate registration the child's age/grade must be entered in the "Note to Instructor" field. Children in grades Kindergarden and up will attend programs independently.

    Parent Toddler Workshops: this five week program is for children 18-35 months old with a parent or caregiver. Toddlers will enjoy interacting with other toddlers in a setting designed to encourage free play and exploration. Registration begins Sept. 1.

  • Session 1: Mondays, Oct. 3 through Nov. 7 at 10:15 a.m.
  • Session 2: Mondays, Nov. 14 through Dec. 12 at 10:15 a.m.
  • Storytimes: Fall series includes sessions for children ages 2.5 to second grade. Storytime classes will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 5. For more information, call the library or visit the Children's Room. Registration begins on Sept. 1.

    Family Scarecrow Festival on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 2:30 p.m. Work together as a family to build a child-sized scarecrow. Participants provide the child's clothing and the library will provide the rest. To make the event extra special there will be face painting, a professional family photo opportunity and craft activities.

    Baby Steps on Thursday, Sept. 8 and Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 10:15 a.m. A chance for parents and infants (ages 6 to 17 months) to play and meet new friends.

    Let's Move with PlayHooray! for infants up to Pre-K with a parent or caregiver on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 1 or 2 p.m. PlayHooray with shakers, bells, balls, scarves, instruments and much more. Babies will play, learn and socialize.

    Stay & Play for children ages 6 through 35 months with a parent or caregiver on Saturdays, Sept. 10 and Oct. 15 at 10:15 a.m. Join for an open playtime with a brief circle time or fingerplays and songs to end the program.

    Construction Zone for children ages 18-35 months with a parent or caregiver on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 10:15 a.m. Toddlers will enjoy building with the library's large collection of cardboard bricks and wooden and plastic blocks.

    Pete The Cat! for children ages 2.5 through 4 years with a parent or caregiver on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 11:15 a.m. or 1:15 p.m. This interactive program will include group songs, games and a simple craft based on the popular Pet The Cat picture books by Eric Litwin.

    Backyard Wildlife for children ages 3 and 4 years with a parent or caregiver on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 11:15 a.m. or 1:15 p.m. Meet live animals that can be found in the backyard.

    Celebrating Roald Dahl Day! for children in grades Kindergarten through second on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 4:30 p.m. Enjoy Dahl's The Enormous Crocodile and use pastel chalks to create an enormous crocodile.

    Back to School with Daphne Dolphin for children in grades K-2 on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 4:30 p.m. Learn interesting facts about these amazing mammals and create a dolphin inspired craft that will help you keep organized for school.

    Kid's Paint Night: Canvas Painting for children in grades 3-5 on Monday, Sept. 19 at 4:30 p.m. Join for a night of painting, making abstract canvas paintings using a special technique. Dress for a mess.

    Build Your Own Inukshuk for children in grades K-5 on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 4:30 p.m. These stone marker structures were used as a way to mark paths or a way to communicate. Become an avid rock painter with this program!

    Fun with Facts: Mapping the Sea! for children in grades 3-5 on Friday, Sept. 16 at 4:30 p.m. Hear a reading of Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea: Marie Tharp maps the ocean floor by Robert Burleigh. Paint a colorful underwater scene.

    LEGO Master Builders for children in grades K-5 on Fridays, Sept. 23 and Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. Enjoy creating clever and imaginative structures using LEGO building blocks.

    Cookies & Bookies for children in grades 3-5 on Mondays, Sept. 26 at 4:30 p.m. Register in-person when picking up a copy of The Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl. This program will include a book talk, cookies and a challenge.

    Read to Mac and Gabby on Saturdays, Sept. 3, 10, Oct. 22 and 29 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Register for a 15-minute appointment to read aloud to a lovable therapy dog. This program is ideal for beginning readers.

    Music Together for infants up to 17 months with a parent or caregiver on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 10:15 a.m. An early childhood music and movement program for little ones.

    Jump for Joy for children ages 18 through 35 months with a parent or caregiver on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 10:15 a.m. Join in the fun with dress-up, music, dance, games and more while exercising muscles and mind.

    Jump Bunch: Soccer for children ages 3 and 4 years on Friday, Oct. 14 at 11:15 a.m. or 1:15 p.m. Join Coach Winkie for Jump Bunch soccer drills.

    Three Little Pumpkins for children ages 3 and 4 years with a parent or caregiver on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. Enjoy listening to gentle Halloween stories before using Model Magic clay to create a holiday craft.

    Ghost Door Hanger for children in grades K-2 on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 4:30 p.m. A festive and fun Halloween craft.

    Minecraft Mania for children in grades K-2 on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 4:30 p.m. Make one-of-a-kind Minecraft pixel craft and play Minecraft inspired games.

    Fun with Facts: Save the Elephants! for children in grades 3-5 on Friday, Oct. 21 at 4:30 p.m. Hear a reading of Elephant Journey: the true story of three zoo elephants and their rescue from captivity by Rob Laidlaw. Create a sequined button elephant.

    Cookies & Bookies for children in grades 3-5 on Mondays, Oct. 24 at 4:30 p.m. Register in-person when picking up a copy of Who Was Elvis Presley? by Geoff Edgers. This program will include a book talk, cookies and a challenge.

    littleBits for children in grades 3-5 on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 3 p.m. Experiment with electronic circuits to make things buzz, spin and light-up.

    Shrunken Head for children in grades 3-5 on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 4:30 p.m. Get ready for Halloween and make a shrunken head. Watch the creation slowly shrivel into a spooky shrunken head to put on display for the holiday.

    Kid's Paint Night: Create Your Own Sketchbook for children in grades 3-5 on Monday, Oct. 17 at 4:30 p.m. Join in a night of painting, creating a one-of-a-kind sketchbook from scratch.

    Annual Halloween Party on Friday, Oct. 28. all ages are invited to visit the library between 4:30 and 6 p.m. to enjoy some holiday games and collect some Spoktacular Treats. No registration required.

    Young Adult:In-person and online registration for Sept. programs begins on 9/1 and on 10/1 for Oct. programs unless otherwise noted.

    Suffolk Homework Help: live, one-on-one tutoring online is available from the NSPL homepage or at the library. Connect with the live expert tutors in all core subjects, grades K-12.

    Homework Help on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. beginning on Sept. 20. Students in grades 6 and up can get free tutoring from experienced tutors. Bring homework assignments and textbooks for this service.

    Intro to Minecraft on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. In this class learn how to use Minecraft. The session will cover mining and building with 3D blocks in varying terrains and habitats, gathering materials and tools, and much more.

    Art Club on Wednesdays, Sept. 14 and Oct. 12 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

  • Sept.: Learn how to draw favorite Pokemon Characters.
  • Oct.: Who let the Cork Monsters Out? With Halloween around the corner, it is time to keep and eye on thsese little critters. Create favorite monsters from corks.
  • SAT Prep Course on Mondays, Sept. 19 through Oct. 31 (no class on Oct. 10) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Get ready for the November SAT. Expert instruction will be given in the critical reading, math, and writing sections of the SAT. In-person registration for students in grades 10-12 begins on 9/1. The program fee is $95 and includes the book.

    Fan Fiction Writing Café for students in grades 9-12 on Tuesdays, Sept. 13 and Oct. 11 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Whatever the writing style: fan fiction, poetry, short stories, or epic romance, come for a creative experience. This is a judge free zone.

    Mokume Gane: Pendant and Bead Making on Friday, Sept. 16 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. This 17th century "wood grain" Japanese design technique uses contrasting colors that are layered in thin slices. This process provides ornate sheets of patterns that can be used as cover buttons, beads, pendants, and more. The class is three hours. A materials list is online or on the program flier. For adult and young adult ages 14 years and up.

    Funding College Education on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. It takes more than good grades to get into college; it takes parents who plan ahead. For those with a child looking to go to college, don't miss this information. Topics include: Tax advantaged ways to start saving; places to turn for assistance.

    TAG Teen and Parent Paint Day on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Teens bring a parent and join artist Laura Ricca for a relaxing day of canvas painting. Canvases, paints and light refreshments will be provided. Registration is for both teens and their parents.

    Pumpkin Dog Treats on Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mix and measure ingredients to make homemade, nutritious dog treats to take home and bake for a favorite pooch or for the instructor to bake for shelter pets.

    Volunteer Opportunities

  • Join Teen Advisory Group (TAG)! on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 10 to 11 a.m.
  • Technology Clinic: Volunteers Needed on Tuesdays, Sept. 20 and Oct. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. Students in grades 6 through 12 interested in volunteering to instruct adults on how to use a variety of electronic devices are welcome to register for a one-hour session.
  • The Annual Halloween Party on Friday, Oct. 28 from 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Adult Programs: North Shore Public Library cardholders may register in-person, by phone, or online on for Sept. programs Sept. 1 or Oct. 1 for Oct. programs, unless otherwise noted. For programs with fees, in-person registration is required. Non-residents may register for September programs on Sept. 5, or Oct 5 for Oct. programs.

    Family Events and Programs

  • Family Scarecrow Festival on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Work as a family to build a child-sized scarecrow. Participants provided the child's clothing and the library will provide the rest. To make the event extra special there will be face painting, a professional family photo opportunity and craft activities!
  • Family Portraits with John Spoltore on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. John will take photos of individuals, couples, or groups (up to six) absolutely free. This program is for NSPL cardholders only registration is required. Family Portrait sessions will be held rain or shine.
  • Ongoing Programs: No registration necessary; all are welcome.

  • Knittin' Time: Saturdays, Sept. 10 and Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
  • Creative Writing Group: Saturdays, Sept. 10 and Oct. 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Friends of the Library Meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 10:30 a.m. Topic of discussion will be the successful used book sale as well as the upcoming used book sales for the fall. The Library board and the Library director would like to thank all the volunteers who helped make this a success.

    Autumn Yoga on Wednesdays, Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28 and Oct. 5 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Yoga workshop series will restore and balance mind, body and spirit. Bring a yoga mat. This program requires a non-refundable fee of $17.

    Zumba: on Thursdays, Sept. 8, 15, 22, and 29 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Join Dana for Zumba, the perfect combination of fun and fitness. A non-refundable fee of $14 is required.

    Introduction to Computers 1 on Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For the computer novice, this class will teach you the basics such as turning your computer on and off, using the desktop, understanding windows and working with the mouse. Prerequisites: none.

    NSPL Art Forum on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m.

    Local Flavor with Chef Charlie on Wednesdays, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. Join Chef Charlie for a cooking demo celebrating the varieties of food available locally on Long Island. This will be a true farm to table cooking demo using fresh local produce and meats. A non-refundable tasting fee of $3 is required.

    Sunflower Paint Night on Thursday, Sept. 15 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Join Laura Goetz and paint sunflowers. Real flowers will be used to inspire creativity. Beginners are welcome. All supplies are included.

    Mokume Gane: Pendant and Bead Making using Polymer Clay on Friday, Sept. 16 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. This 17th century "wood grain" Japanese design technique uses contrasting colors that are layered in thin slices. This process provides ornate sheets of patterns that can be used as cover buttons, beads, pendants, and more. The class is three hours. A materials list is online or on the program flier. For adult and young adult ages 14 years and up.

    Bus to New York City. on Saturday, Sept. 17. The bus will leave the NSPL parking lot at 9:30 a.m. and will be leaving NYC at 42nd Street at 6 p.m. Do as you please in the city, see a show, walk Central Park or visit a museum. There is a $25 non-refundable fee required and tickets can be purchased at the Circulation Desk.

    Itchy Feet Travel Series: Mantras & Mandalas: Travels across the Rooftop of the World on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 2:30 p.m. Aninidita Ghosh shares the stories and images of more than a decade of her wanderings across the high mountains of Tibet. A short video of her making will be shown with a Q & A to follow.

    NY State Defensive Driving on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 19 and 20 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A $30 check or money order made payable to The Clausen Agency will be collected at in-person registration. No cash will be accepted.

    Technology Clinic on Tuesdays, Sept. 20 and Oct. 18 at 6 or 7 p.m. Teen volunteers will provide instructions on the use of a variety of electronic devices. Please call to reserve a one-hour session and let the library know what type of device requires assistance. Bring devices for instruction. Registration begins on 9/1 for the Sept. clinic and 10/1 for the Oct. clinic.

    Funding College Education on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. It takes more than good grades to get into college; it takes parents who plan ahead. For those with a child looking to go to college, don't miss this information. Topics include: Tax advantaged ways to start saving; places to turn for assistance.

    Concussion: What Every Parent Should Know on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. Concussions and their treatment has been a hot topic for 10 plus years. It is a serious injury with potential long term effects unless recognized early and treated appropriately. Learn the signs and symptoms in this lecture to lessen the risk of serious injury.

    Yang 24 Tai Chi (Part 1) on Tuesdays, Sept. 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 and Nov 1. from 7 to 8 p.m.A non refundable fee of $20 is required. This class is for beginners. A certified instructor, Rosanne Pawluk, will lead in this ancient form of Tai Chi described as "meditation in motion." Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers.

    Improving Your Body and Mind with Exercise on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Certified health coach Lisa Zimmerman will share how to start and stick with an exercise program.

    Pilates Mat on Fridays, Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Pilates technique offers a unique method of body control and conditioning while improving flexibility, balance, and overall well-being. Bring a yoga mat.

    Viva Italia America on Monday, Oct. 3 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Garden expert Carolyn Zambraski will show how to turn a garden harvest into something special. Registration begins on Sept. 1 for NSPL cardholders, or Sept. 5 for non-cardholders.

    Introduction to Computers 2 on Tuesday, Oct. 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the second session, learn how to work with text, files and basic word processing skills. Prerequisites: Introduction to Computers 1. Registration begins on Sept. 1 for NSPL cardholders, or Sept. 5 for non-cardholders.

    Frankenstein: The Man and the Myth on Thursday, Oct. 6 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. How did this interpretation of the Frankenstein story come to be? How did it become so indelibly etched in our mind? Join to explore the origins and the early evolution in print, on stage, and in film of Frankenstein's monsters.

    Travel: Off the Beaten Path in Italy on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Go off the beaten path in Italy, exploring underwater archaeological parks, hotels in ancient caves, artwork made form human bones, and more.

    Cooking with Fall Vegetables on Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Holistic Health and Nutrition Coach, Tina Annibell will teach creative, quick and easy ways to prepare and enjoy the Autumn harvest. Printed recipes and informational handouts will be distributed. Lecture.

    Bus to New York City on Saturday, Oct. 15. The bus will leave the North Shore Public Library parking lot at 9:30 a.m. and will return from 42nd Street at 6 p.m. The cost is $25, non-refundable. Tickets can be bought at the Circulation Desk.

    Cooking with Block Island Seafood Company on Monday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. A non-refundable fee of $3 is required. Enjoy the Block Island Seafood Company as they cook Italian. They'll demonstrate their arugula pesto linguini with citrus shrimp, spaghetti Carbonara, and a Caesar salad.

    NSPL Art Forum on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m.

    Long Island's Most Haunted Mansions on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Join historian and parapsychologist, Monica Randall as she shares true stories of spectral beings who sometimes show up on film or make their ethereal voices heard. This program is filled with scientific fact, suspense and practical lore.

    Used Book Sale on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. Thanks to many donations, the used book room has a wealth of interesting books. Find the rare, out of print book, or a travel guide to a vacation trip.

    Koga Lite on Saturdays, Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5 and 12 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. A non-refundable fee of $14 is required. Koga Lite is a unique workout combining kickboxing and yoga for the beginner. All moves ar elow impact and done from a standing position for ease of joints. Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers. Class is open to Young Adults and Adults.

    AARP Driver Safety Two Day Class on Tuesday, Oct. 25 and Thursday, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A representative from AARP will collect the fee of $20 for AARP members or $25 for non-AARP members at the first session. Payable only by check or money order made out to AARP.

    FDR: An American Icon and Champion of the Common Man on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. Join for a lecture on FDR. He rescued the country from economic collapse and led it to victory in the Great War. He instituted Social Security and a range of social welfare programs that put America back on work after The Great Depression. FDR shaped the notion that government has a direct role to play in helping the country get through hard times.

    Metropolitan Opera Fall Season

  • Thursday, Oct. 13: Tristan and Isolde by Richard Wagner. This new production with a cast of outstanding Wagnerian signers will be the first performance for the NSPL opera group. Bus will leave NSPL parking lot at 3 p.m. and return right after the performance.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 26: L'Italiana in Algeri by Rossini. This is a comedy of a feisty Italian girl who turns the table on her bumbling captors. A blend of melodic Rossini music of fun and madness, conducted by James Levine. Bus leaves NSPL parking lot at 4:30 p.m.
  • New York Philharmonic Concert on Saturday, Oct. 29. The first concert for the NSPL Philharmonic group includes Dvorak, Symphony #7, Bruch's Violin Concerto #1, with Violin: Frank Huang and Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado. Bus will leave NSPL parking lot at 4:30 p.m.

    Movies: No Registration, all are welcome.

  • Now You See Me 2 on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 2 and 6:30 p.m. Rated PG-13. 94 minutes.
  • Mother's Day on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 2 and 6:30 p.m. Rated PG-13. 119 minutes.
  • Language Learning These classes are for adults over the age of 18. For information call Lorena at 631-929-4488 ext. 254. Register online or call 631-929-4488.

  • English Language Learners ESL Evenings on Monday and Wednesday evenings, Oct. 17 through Dec. 5 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Multi-level class for new speakers of English who are high beginner through intermediate levels. Improve listening, speaking, reading, writing and understanding skills.
  • Spanish Language Learners: eginning Spanish on Thursday evenings, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, and 10 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Learn Spanish from a native speaker in this beginner level class. Learn Spanish communication skills and cultural aspects of the Spanish language.
  • NSPL has Web-based Language Learning Programs available 24/7 through NSPL's website. Look for Mango and Pronunciator in the left hand menu bar under the "Library Resources," log in with library barcode, select a language, and start learning.

    Individual Business Counseling (SCORE) on Wednesday evenings, Sept. 14 and Oct. 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. A volunteer from SCORE (Counselors to America's Small Business) will be here to provide individual counseling to those who are starting up a new business or who need help with an exisiting business. Visit the SCORE website to schedule an appointment. http://longislandscore.org

    Device Advice: need assistance with your e-reader? on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturdays, Sept. 10, 24, Oct. 15, and 29 from 1 to 5 p.m. This assistance is available for our NSPL cardholders.

    Film as Literature: Classic Film Series: an afternoon of classic films and film discussions. Joyce Maggio, a former Mass Media instructor at Suffolk Community College will introduce the films and lead discussions. Refreshments will be served.

  • Thursday, Sept. 8 at 1 p.m.: High Noon, 2002, 85 minutes
  • Thursday, Oct. 13 at 1 p.m.: Il Postino, 2000, 108 minutes.
  • Book Discussions: Copies of the books are available at the Circulation and Refrence Desks. Everyone is Welcome.

      World Literature Series: Moderated by Professor Bill Schiavo. Our popular World Literature series continues in September with ancient Greek dramatic works:

    • Hippolytus and Medea, plays by Euripides, on Thursday, Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. Join for a lively discussion on these Ancient Greek tragedies based on the myths of Hippolytus and Medea.
    • Antigone and Oedipus Rex by Sophocles on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. These Greek tragedies comprise two of the plays in Theban trilogy, which revolve around the life of Oedipus, the king of Thebes.

    Contemporary Evening Book Discussions: moderated by Professor Mike Boecherer of Suffolk County Community College.

    • The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m.
    • Stone Mattress: Nine Wicked Tales by Margaret Atwood on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m.

    Senior Programs: Registration for Sept. programs begin on 9/1 and on 10/1 for Oct. programs unless otherwise noted. For programs with fees, in-person registration is required.

    Homebound Services: If you or someone you know is homebound and cannot come to the library due to a permanent or temporary disability, please contact the library's Homebound and Senior Services Librarian, Janis Tousey at 631-929-4488 ext. 228.

    Senior Stretching from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays, Sept. 19, 26, Oct. 3, 17 and 24. A non-refundable fee of $4 for Sept. sessions and $6 for Oct. sessions will be collected at in-person registration, which begins the first of each month. This is an easy, invigorating and relaxing chair and stretching program. No skill is needed.

    Free Blood Pressure Screening on Thursdays, Sept. 8 and Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. No registration required.

    Introduction to Computers 1 on Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For the computer novice, this class will teach you the basics such as turning your computer on and off, using the desktop, understanding windows and working with the mouse. Prerequisites: none.

    Medicare Counseling on Tuesdays, Sept. 13 and Oct. 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A trained volunteer will be at the library to answer questions about claims or benefits. This personal service is by appointment only. Open to all; please call 631-929-4488 ext. 225 for an appointment.

    Wii Bowling on Fridays, Sept. 16 and Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Come bowl with at the "NSPL Lanes." No special skill is needed. This computer game can even be done from a chair. All are welcome.

    Technology Clinic on Tuesdays, Sept. 20 and Oct. 18 at 6 or 7 p.m. Teen volunteers will provide instructions on the use of a variety of electronic devices. Please call to reserve a one-hour session and let the library know what type of device requires assistance. Bring devices for instruction. Registration begins on 9/1 for the Sept. clinic and 10/1 for the Oct. clinic.

    Autumn Still Life Afternoon Paint Class on Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Local artist and owner of Studio 703, Genia Neuschatz, will provide instruction while creating an autumn still life using acrylic paints (see the example at the Circulation Desk).

    Bagels and BINGO on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Join in a morning of BINGO. Enjoy fresh bagles and beverages while playing BINGO. Everyone is a winner. Open to all seniors. Registration begins on Oct. 1.

    Exhibits and Events:

    Paintings by Judith Schutzman: On display during the month of September. A retired English Teacher, Ms. Schutzman has made her passion for painting pastel portraiture and drawings into a full time commitment. This exhibit mainly shows her Chinese Sumi-e work, which she studied in depth with Sungsook Setton of Setauket. The Friends of the Library have scheduled a reception for Judith Schutzman on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Everyone is invited to meet with the artist.

    Photography by Howard Stevens - "People and their Environment": On display during the month of October. Mr. Stevens has traveled to many exotic lands around the world, observing people in their surroundings. His images present spontaneous realizations of a moment; closeups of faces that reveal individuals' reactions to their environment, their word, and their lives. The Friends of the Library invite everyone to meet with Howard Stevens on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

    Glass Case: On display in the glass case is texture art by Justine Moody. Moody is a local artisan and graduate from Pratt Institute. Her work includes wearable art pieces, textural wall hangings, and weavings. Her work is hand dyed and felted respecting the history of the craft, yet lending a modern rendition to this ancient art form. She teaches felting and 3D fiber sculpting workshops, and her work can be seen at the East End Arts Council and Gallery North in Setauket.

    Concerts: open to all

    Pianist Eric Siepkes performs works by Beethoven, Chopin, and Liszt on Friday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. Eric Siepkes will present a recital of Romantic compositions from the familiar 'Pathetique' Sonata of Beethoven, and works from Listz's late years, including 'Les jeux d'eau a la Villa d'Este' which is regarded as a precursor to the French impressionists.

    Kurpa: A Little Piece of the Andes on Friday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. Dressed in traditional Andean attire, KURPA performs songs of the Andes. Some traditional instruments played are sikus (pan flutes), quenas (wood flutes), charango (a 10-stringed instrument), guitar, and bombos (drums).

    Instruments of the People on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. Internationally celebrated musicians, Rolddn (guitar) and Mallon (percussion), come together to create a multicultural music experience. IOTP showcases a variety of styles including Bambuco, Blues, Danza, Joropo, Porro, Tango and more. This eclectic duo features music from Spain, the America's, and the Carribean.

    Cross Island: Reed, Strings, and Keys on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 3 p.m. Suzanne Mueller, cello, and Elinor Abrams Zayas, pinao - are joined by violinist Yeou-Cheng Ma and clarinetist Sandy Tepper in an evening of duets, trios, and quartets spanning styles, centuries and the globe. The program includes classical, jazz and Latin music.

    Riverhead Free Library

    Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers:Parents of minors with allergies, please advise the library of any food allergies when registering for Library programs.

    Play Place on Thursdays, Sept. 8, 15, 22, and 29 from 10 to 11 a.m. for parents and caregivers with children ages birth to 36 months, no registration necessary. Informal drop-in playtime program for newborns and toddlers to play and meet new friends.

    Lugar Para Jugar, Jueves, 8, 15, 22, 29 de Septiembre, 10 - 11 a.m. Padres y personas que quidan ninosde nacimiento a 36 meses. (No rejistrasion necesario). Tienen ninos? Juntensen con nosotros informal, vengan a tiempo para el program (tiempo para jugar) Para recein nacido hasta 36 meses pueden jugar y conocer nuevos amigos.

    Play Hooray Babies on Wednesdays, Sept. 14, 21, and 28 from 10 to 10:45 a.m. for children ages birth through 23 months with caregiver. Thirty minutes of nursery rhymes, books and fingerplays including using shakers, bells, balls, scarves and instruments. Registration is required.

    Mother Goose Rhyme Time on Fridays, Oct. 7 and 21 from 10 to 10:30 a.m. for ages birth through 30 months with caregiver. Nursery rhymes designed to promote crucial early literacy skills and social development. Older siblings are welcome, no registration necessary.

    Toddlers:Parents of minors with allergies, please advise the library of any food allergies when registering for Library programs.

    Sign with Toddlers on Fridays, Sept. 9, 16, and 23 from 10 to 10:45 a.m. for children ages 24 to 48 months with caregiver. Learn the basics of finger-signing, it also enables adults to communicate more effectively with their child. Registration is required.

    PlayHooray Toddlers on Wednesdays, Sept. 14, 21, and 28 from 11 to 11:45 a.m. for children ages 24 to 48 months with caregiver. Singing, dancing, parades, fine and gross motor skill activities, nursery rhymes, rhythm sticks, hula hoops, and more. Registration is required.

    Play with Me on Thursday, Oct. 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 10 to 10:45 a.m. for children ages 18 to 36 months with caregiver. Please note children younger than 18 months or older than 36 months are ineligible to register for this program. Child development experts, resource materials, and toys are available to involve, through play and other interactive activities, adults in their child's earliest learning experiences. Registration is required.

    Juegan conmigo, Jueves 6, 13, 20, 27 Octobre, 10 – 10:45 a.m. Edad 18-36 meses con los que cuidena a sus hijos. Por favor note que ninos mas joven de 18 meses o de mas que 36 meses no pueden rejistarse para este programa. Espertos en desarollo de ninos informacion necesarias y juegetes estan disponibles. Para jugay y para que juegan juntos. Para que adultos ensenar a sus hijos en sus primeras experiencias jugando. El registro es necesario.

    My First Story Time on Wednesdays, Oct. 5, 19, and 26 from 11 to 11:30 a.m. for children ages 30 to 36 months with caregiver. Children are introduced to their first experience at story times, and caregivers model listening skills as they participate and learn early literacy skills necessary to achieve reading readiness. Registration is required.

    Preschoolers:Parents of minors with allergies, please advise the library of any food allergies when registering for Library programs.

    International Dot Day on Thursday, Sept. 15 at 11:30 a.m. for children ages 3 1/2 to 5 years old. Fun activities. Registration is required.

    Preschool Playtime on Fridays, Sept. 9 and 16 from 1 to 2 p.m. for children ages 4 to 5. Activities, stories and fun to promote caring, sharing and cooperation independently in a group setting. Registration is required.

    STEM Preschool Storytime on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 1 p.m. for children ages 3 to 5 p.m. Preschoolers will explore early science topics through literature and "hands-on" experimentation. Registration is required.

    Circle of Stories on Tuesdays, Oct. 18, and 25 from 11 to 11:45 a.m. for children ages 36 to 60 months with caregiver. Stories and activities, created to enlist parents and caregivers as partners in preparing their children for learning to read... as well as having fun. Registration is required.

    School Age Children:Parents of minors with allergies, please advise the library of any food allergies when registering for Library programs.

    International Dot Day on Thursday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. Fun activities such as Twister and Pointillism painting. Registration is required.

    Fit Kids: Library Adventures for All Kinds of Kids on Fridays, Sept. 16, and Oct. 14 from 6 to 7 p.m. An hour blend of storytelling, yoga, therapeutic music, movement and more bring literature to life. Socialization skills and character development strategies are enhanced. Registration is required.

    LEGO Club on Tuesdays, Sept. 6, 13, 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 6 to 7 p.m. Stop in and build with the library's LEGO pieces.

    Make a Shrunken Head on Friday, Oct. 28 from 6 to 7 p.m. Use apples, raisins and other materials to create a face, and then, over the next two weeks, ewww! Registration is required.

    Busy Bees on Mondays, Oct. 3, 17, and 24 at 4 p.m. for children in grades Kindergarten through 2. Thirty minutes of stories and a craft designed to help develop listening, thinking, creative, fine motor and reading skills. Registration is required.

    Book and Tail on Thursdays, Oct. 6, 13, and 30 from 5 to 5:20 p.m., 5:20 to 5:40 p.m. and 5:40 to 6 p.m. for children in grades 1 to 3. Please select a time. Reading to a specially trained and certified "therapy" dog helps struggling and young readers become less self-conscious and more confident about oral reading in a relaxed, nonjudgmental environment. Each session is 20 minutes. Registration is required.

    Chess Nuts on Wednesdays, Sept. 14 and Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m. for children in grades 1 through 6. For an hour, beginners as well as experienced chess players develop strategies, sharpen their skills and have fun playing a game of stress. Registration is required.

    Minecraft on Fridays, Sept 16 through Oct. 14 from 6 to 6:45 for session one, or 7 to 7:45 for session 2 (select a time), for children in grades 2 to 4. Children must register with their own library card. Registration is required.

    Pillowcase Project on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 5 p.m. for children in grades 3 through 5. A preparedness education program for children, which teaches students about personal and family preparedness, local hazards, and basic coping skills. Registration is required.

    Meet the Breeds on Fridays, Sept. 9 and Oct. 14 from 7 to 8 p.m. for children in grades 3 to 8. Meet a Standard Poodle and a Greyhound and learn about our best friends in this hands-on program. Registration is required.

    Pokémon Club on Saturdays, Sept. 10 and Oct. 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. for children in grades 3 to 8. A place for Pokémon fans to trade, battle, share books, games and all things Pokémon.

    Read to Roscoe on Tuesdays, Oct. 4, 11, and 18 from 4 to 4:20 p.m., 4:20 to 4:40 p.m. or 4:40 to 5 p.m. (select a time) for children in grades 4 and 5. For children who want to be a better reader, practice by reading to a specially trained and certified "therapy" dog. Registration is required.

    Learn About Guinea Pigs on Monday, Sept. 12 from 6:30 to 7 p.m. for children in grades 4 to 8. Learn to handle and play with Guinea Pigs while learning about them. Afterwards, create a Guinea Pig craft. Registration is required.

    Young Teens:Parents of minors with allergies, please advise the library of any food allergies when registering for Library programs.

    Friday Night Fun - Art Studio on Fridays, Sept 16 through Oct. 7 from 7 to 8 p.m. for children in grades 5 to 8. Registration is required.

    Fitness Fantasy on Friday, Sept. 23 from 5 to 6 p.m. for children in grades 5 to 8. Discover exciting fitness feats in pictures by famous artist LeRoy Neiman and others. Create your own fitness fantasy using cutout figures and papers. Registration is rquired.

    Minecraft on Fridays, Sept. 23 and Oct. 21 from 6 to 6:45 p.m. or 7 to 7:45 p.m. (select a time) for children in grades 5 to 8. Registration is required.

    Seed Bombs on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 1 to 2 p.m. Join the Guerilla Gardening Movement and toss these handmade seed bombs into forgotten locations that could use some love. Registration is required.

    First Aid/Safety Class on Thursdays, Sept. 29 from 5 to 8 p.m. Learn basic First Aid Skills to utilize before help arrives. Registration is required.

    Teens:Parents of minors with allergies, please advise the library of any food allergies when registering for Library programs.

    Teen Art Club on Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. for teens in grades 7 to 12. Create art on our "The Loft's" Windows to celebrate "Teen Read Week." Participants earn community service for this event. Registration is required.

    Anime Nights with Annie on Friday, Sept. 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. for teens in grades 7 through 12 Updates on Graphic Novels and all things anime. Registration is required.

    Teen Game Nites on Friday, Sept. 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. for teens in grades 7 through 12. Play Xbox, Wii and more. Registration is required.

    Banned Book Week, Sept 25 through Oct. 1. "Stand up for the right to read." Show support for the freedom to read by reading a book from the library's display.

    Teen Read Week, Oct. 9 to 15. "Read for the Fun of It." Give the library the name of a favorite book and it will be added to the collage.

    Community Service Projects. The Library has many Community Service Hours opportunities available.

      September:

    • Veteran's Day Cards: Make a card, or sign one of the librarys, to thank a Veteran for his or her service from Sept. 1 through 30.
    • Make and Bake Dog Treats on Monday, Sept. 26 from 3 to 5 p.m. Baking treats for Local Animal Shelter Pets; help make 'em. Registration is required.
      October:

    • Halloween Costume Drive: Donate new or gently used costumes or dress-up clothes between Oct. 1 through 24.
    • Project Linus Blankets: Provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new blankets and afghans from Oct. 1 through 31.

    Families of All Ages:

    Pre-School Anxiety on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 11 a.m. Worried about school starting? Stop in for a chance to pet and hug Roscoe, a therapy dog, pick up some back-to-school books and relax.

    Library Card Sign-Up Super Prize Grab Bag on Monday, Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. All kids (from birth through High School) signing up (with an adult) for a Library Card today receive an extra bonus gift.

    Free or Low-Cost Health Insurance on Thursdays, Sept. 15 through Oct. 20 from 2 to 5 p.m. No registration is necessary. First-Come, First Served. Call 631-656-9783 or log onto www.coverage4healthcare.com to find out about free or low-cost health insurance.

    The Cure for Common Core on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. What is common Core? Join the Administrative Coordinator of the Adult Education Literacy Program at Eastern Suffolk B.O.C.E.S. as she offers insight, tips and assistance in the downstairs stage room. Registration is required.

    Reading is Fundamental Night on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Join the library and the Eastern Suffolk B.O.C.E.S. Riverhead Literacy Zone Welcome Center as they share stories, choose titles from their "book store," and experience entertaining, fun and collaborative activities to encourage children and families to write, use their imaginations and further develop literacy skills together. Families may also register for the Literacy Zone Welcome Center and sign up for Library cards as well. Registration is required.

    Pizza Workshop on Friday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. Child and adult are welcome to come in and make a full-sized pizza and take it home to bake. Registration is required.

    Autumnal Equinox Party at the Custer Institute and Observatory on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Family-friendly celebration at Long Island's oldest public observatory, featuring a lecture with George Lomaga, a former Professor of Astronomy at Suffolk Community College. Light refreshments will be served.Registration is required.

    • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.: Astronomical Readings and Writings
    • 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Equinox and Solstice Lecture
    • 8:30 p.m.: Stargazing (weather permitting).

    Flu Shots on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free flu shots for the uninsured and underinsured, courtesy of Senator Ken LaValle and Walgreens Pharmacy.

    Bus Trip to the 9/11 Memorial on Saturday, Oct. 15. $50 per person, registration will close on Friday, Sept. 23. View the newest exhibit, "Rendering the Unthinkable: Artists Response to 9/11." Leave Staples parking lot at 7:45 a.m. Arrive at the 9/11 Memorial at 10:15 a.m. and leave the 9/11 Memorial at 4 p.m. Return to the Staples parking lot at 7 p.m.

    Halloween Cruise and "Bug" Lighthouse Tour on Sunday, Oct. 30 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Meet at the Seaport Museum located at Third Street in Greenport. The fees are $60 for two adults and two children, $25 for adults, and $10 for youth under age 15. Registration will close on Friday, Oct. 14. The Seaport Museum and the "Bug" Lighthouse are decorated for Halloween. Tour the museum and take a boat ride to the lighthouse. Participate in a costume contest for children and adults and enjoy refreshments.

    Native American Family Craft and Story on Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 7 to 8 p.m. Make a buckskin key chain with Josephine Smith, a member of the Shinnecock Nation who will read the Rabbit Dance. Light Native American refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    New Adults: Recommended for ages 18 through 35.

    Dungeons and Dragons on Fridays, Sept. 2 and Oct. 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Transform into a powerful hero and join Dungeon Master Harry for an epic journey of mystery and magic to meet fellow adventurers, battle monsters and win treasure. Beginner-friendly. Dice and character sheets are provided.

    Pokémon Night on Friday, Sept. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. Meet other Pokémon fans ranging from PokémonGo players to fans of the animated show and card collectors. Participate in gym battles hunt Pokémon around the building and offer the opportunity for getting Pokéballs, rzzberries and other useful items. There will also be activities like Pokémon trivia. Please install the app prior to attending.

    Introduction to Adult and Information Services, section one on Thursday, Sept. 1 from 3 to 4 p.m., section two on Tuesday, Sept. 6 from 6 to 7 p.m. Graduating from the Teen Loft? Haven't been to Riverhead Library in a while? Get led on a tour through the upper stacks, lower stacks and the main floor; then get introduced to the electronic resources to be used in the computer lab and in many cases, at home with a library card.

    Adult Programs: Registration is required for all adult programs unless otherwise noted.

    CPR and AED Training on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. Learn how to save a life of a loved one, neighbor, friend or just another human being. Joseph Colao, NYS Certified EMT/American Heart Association instructor will give a non-certified training in CPR and AED.

    Medicare - EPIC Workshop What to Know, What to Consider & More on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. Riverhead Free Library and AARP are hosting a Medicare EPIC Workshop. The Workshop will include: Medicare Basics & options, Medicare Savings Programs & EPIC Drug Program. Registration is required.

    51st Annual Photography Contest, applications and photo entries accepted Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (no exceptions). Reception and Awards will be held on Friday, Oct. 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. (reception) and awards at 7 p.m. Open to all photographers. Applications available at the Welcome Desk or online.

    Piano Plus Concert on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 2 p.m. The start of the 32nd Piano Plus Concert Series, featuring Maria D'Amato, Dimitrie Lazich, and pianist John Eyre performing a recital of Arias, songs, and duets from opera and American musical theatre. There will be a "Meet the Artists" reception with food in the downstairs gallery after the concert. Sponsored by The Friends of the Library.

    Writers' Cove: Whether a published or self-published writer, or want to start writing, come for new programs and networking opportunities.

      The Writer's Resource Group: meets the second Wednesday of each month. Anyone is welcoem to participate or join to support other writers. Part of the time will be spent covering selected monthly topics.

    • Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 7 to 8 p.m.: Astronomical Readings and Writings. Help finalize the Autumnal Equinox Party scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 24 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Custer Institute.
    • Wednesday, Oct. 12 from 7 to 8 p.m.: Edgar Allen Poe Festival. Browse through books and select poems in preparation for readings at Vines & Hops.
    • Sunday, Oct. 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. Edgar Allen Poe Festival Poetry Readings at Vines & Hops. Relax at Vines & Hops as the Writers' Cove writers read the poetry of Edgar Allan Poe.

    Introduction to Proposal Writing on Monday, Sept. 19 from 5 to 6 p.m. This class will provide an overview of how to write a standar project proposal to a foundation. It will inclue the basic elements of a proposal, the "do's" and "don'ts" of writing and submitting one, and how to follow up whether the answer is yes or now.

    Get Technical at the Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Riverhead Free Library.

      Introduction to Powerpoint. Prerequesites: Keyboard, mouse, and internet browsing skills required.

    • Part 1: Thursday, Oct. 6 from 10 to 11 a.m.
    • Part 2: Thursday, Oct. 13, from 10 to 11 a.m.
      Introduction to Microsoft Word. Prerequisites: Keyboard and mouse skills required.

    • Part 1: Thursday, Oct. 19 from 10 to 11 a.m.
    • Part 2: Thursday, 26 from 10 to 11 a.m.
    • Computer Kindergarten for Grownups. This is a slow-paced, user-friendly class for first-time computer users.
    • Computer 1st Grade for Grownups. Prerequisites: Computer Kindergarten. Learn basic word processing skills, how to understand files and commands and input, insert, move, and erase text.
    • Online Job Search and Resume Techniques on Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. Prerequisites: Some Internet knowledge and an email address. In this lecture, learn how to use the Internet to find that perfect job and develop and create a powerful resume.
    • Resume Writing and Email on Wednesday, Oct. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. Prerequisites: Completion of Computer Kindergarten for Grownups COmputer 1st Grade for Grownups, Internet knowldege, and an email address.

    Café Americano. Registration is not required. Call 631-727-3228 x100 for more information. No es necesario registrarse. Llamada 631-727-3228.

    • Las Clases de ESL. Los sabados, Septiembre 10, 24; Octubre 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 11 am – 12:30 p.m. La biblioteca ofrece clases de ingles curso.
    • ESL Classes on Saturdays, Sept. 10, 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Library offers ongoing ESL conversation classes.
    • Las clases de ESL. Septiembre y Octubre los jueves 7 p.m. Aprender a hablar ingles. Clases de conversacion basico.
    • ESL Classes on Sept. 1 through Oct. 27 on Thursdays at 7 p.m. Learn to speak English. Basic English conversation class.
    • Aprenda estan sin estres on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 27, and Oct. 4 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aprenda a controlar el estres. Aprenda a manejar la ira y aprenda a relajar y controlar sy vida.
    • Clases De Ciudadania. Cada jueves, a partir del 22 de septiembre, 7 – 8:30 pm. Prepárese para el porceso necesario para convertirse en ciudadano americano y pasar el exámen de Ciudadanía de los Estados Unidos.
    • Citizenship Preparation Classes every Thursday, beginning Sept. 22 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Learn about the naturalization process and what is required to pass the USA citizenship exam.

    Learn to be Tobacco Free on Tuesdays, Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 15, 22, 29 and Dec. 6 with a reunion on Dec. 20 all from 6 to 7 p.m. For those who want to quit smoking but need help, this is an opportunity to attend Learn to be Tobacco Free, offered by Suffolk County Department of Health. These classes are free to all Suffolk County residents with a nominal fee for medication for medically eligible participants.

    Community Involvement: Peconic Estuary Nature Talk on Saturday, September 24 from 11 a.m. to noon. Join for a community talk about Riverhead's Peconic Estuary (boundaries, living resources and habitats). Led by Mindy Block, president of Quality Parks, the program will also provide information about Quality Parks Master Naturalist projects for improving Peconic Estuary, how to use fertilizers and pesticides sensibly, restore natural landscapes, and reduce storm water runoff.

    Time to get fit for Riverhead Free Library cardholders only.

    • Chair Yoga with Susan sponsored by the Friends of the Riverhead Free Library on Thursdays, Sept. 15, 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13 and 20 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
    • Yoga with Susan on Tuesdays, Sept. 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11 and 25 from 6 to 7 p.m.
    • Zumba Gold with Irena on Wednesdays, Sept. 12, 19, 26, Oct. 10, 17 and 31 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
    • Pilates with Tricia on Mondays, Sept. 12, 19, 26, Oct. 10, 17 and 31 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

    Sunday Matinee featuring Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. rated PG-13.

    Intermediate BridgeIt's All About You for Riverhead Free Library cardholders only.

      Demystifying Essential Oils on Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Ayurveda practitioner Carolyn Poncato illustrates how essential oils support emotional and physical well-being. Participants will try three of the most popular oils.

    • Meditation on Tuesday, Oct. 4 from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. Explore the three steps of meditation-mind, body, and breath. A short meditation will follow with Ayurveda practitioner Carolyn Poncato. Redommended to those attending Oct. 4 yoga class, but open to all.
    • Protect Your Keepsakes on Monday, Oct. 17 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Certified archivist and author John S. Rienzo, Jr. will discuss the proper methods of storage, presentation, and preservation across a wide variety of items to in cluding, paper, photographgs, film, fabrics, wood, leather, cloth, metal objects, tool, and machinery. Bring in a reasonably sized item that you want to protect for advice on how to preserve it.

    What's Cooking for Riverhead Free Library cardholders only.

    • Italian Heritage Month on Friday, Oct. 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. Chef Rob Scott will teach you how to make Italian chicken salad, grilled zucchini salad and warm pound cake with filling and a special sauce. Participants will be able to taste and bring home recipes.
    • Sampling the Local Harvest on Tuesday, Oct. 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. Emilie of the new Farmers Kitchen in downtown Riverhead will show you how to enjoy the local harvest, rich with many vegetables and delicious dishes to sample.

    Book Discussions: Check the reference desk to obtain a copy of the books.

    • Floreana: A Woman's Pilgrimage to the Galapagos by Margaret Wittmer on Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 7 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be available at this program courtesy of Joe's Crab Shack.
    • Documentary Film: The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden. 120 minutes, no rating on Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. Those watching the movie are welcome to attend the book discussion.
    • The Director by David Ignatius on Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 7 to 8 p.m.

    Author Talks:

    • A Night of Murder: Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. with award winning crime novelist Robert Banfelder who will talk about his nin suspense thrillers and his experiences as a courtroom-spectator for 15 months on Long Island's first deathpenalty case - the Robert Shulman serial killer trial. Signed copies of his books will be available for purchase.
    • Dread the Fed by Frank Amoroso on Friday, Oct. 7 from 7 to 8 p.m. Based on events that led to the creation of the Federal Reserve Bank, this novel reveals a shadow financial system benefitting only a select few. Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase. This talk will take place at Diliberto Winery, 250 Manor Lane in Jamesport. Prior to the talk from 5:30 to 7 p.m. guests are welcome to purchase homemade Neapolitan pizza and beverages.

    Spanish/English Book Discussion at Express Deli Café, located on Osborn Avenue next to the railroad. Join for food and a discussion with insights into both American and Latino cultures. Please check at the Reference Desk to obtain a copy of the book. Prior to the discussion, guests are welcome to purchase food and beverages beginning at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome.

    • Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 7 to 8 p.m.: Short Stories in Spanish edited by John R. King. (Parallel Spanish/English Text).
    • Cuentos en español editado por John R. King (Texto Igual en Español/Inglés). martes, 11 de octubre, 7 – 8 p.m. Como reflejo de una variedad de la literatura española moderna, este libro absorbente de cuentos hace que para una excelente lectura en ambos idiomas. Estaremos discutir “A Literary Tea Party” por Julio Ramón Ribeyro.

    Senior Programs: Open to all, not just for seniors. For more information about the library's programs, music and memory services and to request a large print newsletter call the library at 631-727-3228 ext. 119.

    Medicare & EPIC Workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. Medicare Basics, Savings Programs & EPIC Drug Program (low cost). Registration is required. Call the library at 631-727-3228 ext. 100.

    East End Mental Health Celebration on Thursday, Oct. 6 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. presented by Recovery East and others. Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week: Oct. 3 through 9. Meet and share light refreshments.

    Lou Esposito: A Magical Hour of the 40's Music through Today on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 2:30 p.m. Songs such as "Chances Are", "It had to be you", "Release Me", etc. All welcome. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

    Italian American Month: "Travel to Tuscany A Nook in the Apennines" lecture with Dr. Andrea Fedi of Stony Brook University. An Anthropological Travel to Tuscany on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. British writer, Lucy Baxter, rented a villa in a remote village in Tuscany to observe and analyze the lives of the peasants looking for traces of their innate qualities that produced great past civilizations in Italy.

    AARP Smart Defensive Driving Course" for Riverhead Free Library cardholders only. Please bring a check and license on the first day. Also, be sure to bring a pen, pencil & sweater. There is a fee of $20 for AARP members, $25 for nonmembers.

    Alzheimer's Association:

    • Memory Loss Lecture for Dementia & Alzheimers on Monday, Sept. 26 at 1:30 p.m.
    • Healthy Body and Brain on Friday, Oct. 21 at 1:30 p.m.

    Coloring for Adults and Families on Thursdays, Sept. 8 and Oct. 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. Enjoy this calming and creative outlet on our Family Days. Bring colored pencils and or gel pens and coloring book with a water bottle. The library will provided printed sheets.

    Health & Medicare/Medicaid (HIICAP): Free Insurance Counseling with RSVP VolunteersPeconic Bay Medical Hospital Center: Lecture at the Library Series

    • Independent Living on Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 11 am. to 12 noon.
    • Care of the Ankle on Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon.

    Free Blood Pressure Screenings provided by Peconic Bay Medical center on Wednesdays, Sept. 28 and Oct. 26 from 12 to 2 p.m. No registration needed.

    SCORE (Start a Business): SBA.gov on Fridays, Sept. 16, Oct. 7 and 21. Free individualized counseling with advisors Ron Breuer and Greg Fischer. Mentoring for small business owners and entrepreneurs. Please call 631-727-3228 ext. 100 or 119 for an appointment. Bring paper and any available documents.

    Senior Singles all are welcome to visit and share ideas of future events and programs. Option, bring snack and hobbies for Show and Tell. Registration is required.

    • Daytime: Meet & Greet with Librarian Laura La Sita on Wednesdays, Sept. 7 and Oct. 5 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
    • Evening: Meet & Greet with Librarian Laura La Sita on Wednesdays, Sept. 21 and Oct. 19 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

    Watercolor Class with Local Artist with Linda Nemeth on Wednesdays, Sept. 14 and 28 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Must register in advance. Bring paper, watercolors, brushes, and see list at the welcome desk.

    Road to Recovery Stories with Road to Recovery East on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 4 p.m. Sharin stories of discovery during Recovery Month. All are welcome. Free event.

    Southold Free Library

    Bus Trips

    • Do-As-You-Please Bus Trip to New York City on Saturday, Dec. 10. The bus departs Southold at 8:30 a.m. and drops guests off at 37th and 3rd, 42nd and 5th, 46th and 6th, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Natural History. The bus leaves New York City at 6 p.m. from Bryant Park, behind the New York Public Library. Tickets are $25 and are available at the Circulation Desk.
    • Bus Trip to the 9/11 Museum on Saturday, Oct. 1. Must register by Tuesday, Sept. 20 with a cost of $75 per person or $70 for seniors and the military. Depart at 8:30 a.m. from the King Kullen in Cutchogue. Return from NYC at 4 p.m. Tickets are non-refundable. Visit the 9/11 Memorial Museum located at the World Trade Center site. Tickets include transportation, admission and tour. Then, enjoy lunch on your own. A short walk from the museum is the popular Hudson Eats at Brookfield place which reinvented the food court, with its array of 14 gourmet options from popular NYC restaurants. This trip is jointly offered by the Cutchogue, Floyd and Southold Libraries.

      Moving Stories Moving Pictures: a study of writing in the movies on Saturdays, Oct. 1 through Nov. 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sarabelle Prince, expert on the role of journals in movies, combines film and writing in this thought-provoking workshop designed to deepen personal expression. Watch beautifully-presented movie clips followed by well-chosen writing prompts. A unique workshop great for film lovers, writers, and non-writers. Registration is required, along with a $40 fee ($5 per session). Clips from the following movies will be shown:

      • The Diary of a Lost Girl
      • The Diary of Anne Frank
      • Scenes from a Marriage
      • Scenes from a Marriage
      • Freedom Writers
      • What I want My Words To Do To You
      • The Notebook
      • Les Choristes
      • Cara Diario
      • 1000 Journal Project
      • Anais Observed

      Movies at the Library

        Families Movies at 4 p.m.

      • Jungle Book (Live-Action) on Friday, Sept. 9, Rated PG, 106 minutes
      • The Angry Birds Movie, Friday, Oct. 14, Rated PG, 97 minutes
        Movie Matinees at 12:30 p.m. Refreshments served,

      • The Lady in the Van on Friday, Sept. 16. 104 minutes.
      • All the President's Men on Friday, Oct. 21. 1976, 138 minutes.

      Concert in the Park Featuring: Southold Slim and Friends on Sept. 25 at 3 p.m. in the Library's Pocket Park, just east of the Library. Join for an afternoon of music under the trees. Southold Slim and friends bring their own unique musical styles with Banjo, Acoustic Guitar, harmonica and more, all the right ingredients for a perfect Sunday afternoon. Bring a chair or blanket.

      Baby and Toddler Programs: Registration is required for all programs unless otherwise noted.

      Mother Goose with Miss Dana on Mondays, Sept. 26 through Oct. 31 (except) Oct. 10 from 10 to 10:30 a.m. for children ages 12 to 30 months. Bring your baby and enjoy songs and nursery rhymes with Miss Dana. Have fun and meet new people. No registration required.

      Storytime! New Time! with Miss Dana on Mondays, Sept. 26 through Oct. 31 (except Oct. 10) from 1:30 to 2 p.m. for children ages 2.5 to 4 years old. Enjoy a shared story reading followed by early literacy, interactive activities that focus on arts and crafts, science, and games. Registration is required.

      Storytime Yoga with Miss Mary Hasel on Wednesdays, Oct. 5, 12, and 19 from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. for children 18 months through 4 years with an adult. Join Miss Mary for stories and have fun acting out the characters using bending, stretching, and yoga. Registration is required.

      Sing-Along Storytime with Miss Dana and Robert Bruey on Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 11 to 11:45 a.m. for children ages 2.5 through 4. A special interactive, Halloween-themed Sing-Along Storytime. Miss Dana and Mr. Bruey will entertain with classic children's songs and their own spin on some favorite stories. Registration is required.

      School Age Children's Programs: Registration is required for all programs unless otherwise noted.

      Jane Addams Book Club with Ms. Penny and Ms. Johnson for children in grades 5 through 8. Read some cool books and take a trip to NYC to meet the authors. The club will meet on Wednesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. Book read and discussion Sept. 21 and 28, Oct. 5 and 19. Details to be announced. Jane Addams was a social worker and the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. The books to be read are winners in her honor and are based on peace, social justice and diversity. The trip to NYC will take place on Friday, Oct. 21 to see the authors and illustrators accept their awards. An author meet and greet and book signing follow the ceremony. Contact Miss Penny by email or Southold Jr./Sr. High School librarian Ms. Johnson by email to find out more.

      Fall gardening: Sonomi & Friends on Wednesdays, Sept. 28 through Oct. 26 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. for all ages. An open volunteer opportunity. Drop in anytime between 3:30 and 5 p.m. to the Southold Elementary School's community garden for planting, weeding, and harvesting.

      Fairy House Making Workshop with Miss Dana, Miss Penny, Miss Mignon and Mr. Joe on Thursday, Oct. 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. for children in grades 3 through 8. Help build a home for favorite fairy tale characters by bringing collected natural materials from the backyard, the beach, or the woods to the workshop. For a suggested list of materials, please ask Miss Dana or Miss Penny.

      Zumba Kids! with Jo Anne Vitiello on Fridays, Oct. 7, Nov. 4, and Dec. 2 from 4:30 to 5 p.m. for children in grades K-3 or 5:15 to 5:45 p.m. for children in grades 4-8.Follow the moves, get fit, make friends and have fun with Jo Anne at Zumba.

      Lighthouse Nightlight with Judy Wilson on Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 4 to 5 p.m. for children in grades 2-5. Create a handmade mini lighthouse, red or blue, it's up to you. Includes a battery operated tea light. Learn about some of Long Island's lighthouses.

      Pumpkin Fun with Miss Dana on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 4 to 5 p.m. for children in grades K-3. Create a magnificently decorated pumpkin with our supply of materials. Decorate a pumpkin to look like a book character or however desired. When finished, make a mask inspired by Southold third grader, Robert Campos. Bring a pumpkin to decorate. If you don't have a pumpkin, call Miss Dana.

      Shadow Puppets with Maureen Radigan on Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 4 to 5 p.m. for children in grades 2 and up. Learn how to play in the dark with a shadow puppet box. Transform an ordinary cardboard box into a theater, make unique shadow puppets, and perform with the puppets. Bring a box, a flashlight and creativity.

      Library Visits for Homeschoolers: Explore the possibilities that the library has to offer! Miss Dana will read to children, help find books that interest them, and teach library skills. Learn to use the online card catalog, find databases on the library's webpage for research, and access Homework Help resources.

        Fridays: Sept. 30 and Oct. 14

      • Ages 5-8: 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
      • Ages 9+: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

      ESL for Children and Teens in all Grades: the Southold Free Library has dedicated tutors who can meet with children and teens weekly to help improve English Language skills. Stop by the library, call or email Penny if interested 631-765-2077. mailto:penkelley@gmail.com

      Clases Particulares de Inglés
      Para niños y jóvenes en todos
      los grados
      . La biblioteca libre de Southold ha dedicado a tutores que pueden reunirse con usted cada semana y ayudar a mejorar tus conocimientos del idioma Inglés. Pásate por la biblioteca, llamar o enviar un correo electrónico a Penny si te interesa: 631-765-2077 penkelley@gmail.com

      Teen Programs: Registration is required unless otherwise noted.

      Teen Advisory Board with Ms. Johnson and Ms. Penny on Wednesdays, Sept. 21 and Oct. 26 from 2:30 to 2:45 p.m. meet in the Southold Jr/Sr High School library, for children in grades 7 and up. Join for a brief meeting and find out what a Teen Advisory Board is all about. Topic for discussion: Community Service activity for the fall. Curious enough to know more? It won't take much time - so come join, open to students in grades 7-12 (or home-schooled equivalent).

      Vampire Science with Larissa Froeschl of Long Island Science Programs on Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for children in grades 6 and up. Learn the history of "real" vampires through a presentation including pictures and short video clips. We will discuss the scientific principles behind the theory of vampirism before making delicious "Vampire fang cookie sandwiches."

      Black Light "Glow in the Dark" Painting with Science Wizard Anthony Abbate on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 4 to 5 p.m. for children in grades 6 and up. Discover cool science while having fun. Learn the difference between luminescence, phosphorescence, and fluorescence. Become smarter while having fun. Paint a glow-in-the-dark t-shirt to keep.

      Adult Programs: Registration is required for all programs unless otherwise noted.

      Weekly English Conversation Group with Carol Vitiretti and Elizabeth Hogan on Wednesdays, beginning Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. Practice English in an encouraging and relaxed atmosphere. The sessions are for all skill levels and nationalities.

      Medicare Plans and Options with two dates to choose from: Saturday, Oct. 1 at 2 p.m. or Thursday, Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. Senior Services of America, a resource for educating seniors and retirees. Come with questions about Medicare Health Insurance options, how to lower prescription costs, and how to maximize entitlements. Registration is required.

      Cold Stunned Sea Turtle Informational on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. provided by The Riverhead Foundation. Sea Turtles in distress need help, they inhabit New York waters during the summer and fall before heading south to warmer waters. Cold stunning is a condition that slows the movements of affected sea turtles and causes them to get washed ashore on New York beaches. This condition can become fatal if left unnoticed. When found, it's imperative to report these turtles to the Riverhead Foundation.

      Concert! New York ExceptionsLiving Long Term: Protect Your Quality of Life with the Long Term Care Planning Group of New York on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. Learn how to protect your independence and not be a burden to family. Discussion will include Medicare, Medicaid, Long Term Care options, and NYS Partnership for Long Term Care. Registration is required.

      Chair and Restorative Yoga seated, standing, and some mat poses with Judy Arnone on Saturdays, Sept. 17, 24, Oct. 1, 15, 29, Nov. 5, 12, Dec. 3 and 17 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Yoga engages mind, body and spirit. These classes will help to increase balance, flexibility, strength and stamina while decreasing stress, muscle tension and blood pressure. Bring a yoga mat or towel and dress comfortably. Registration is required and begins Monday, Sept. 12. A $45 fee is required ($5 per session).

      Genealogy 101 with Joanne Doering on Thursdays, Oct. 20 through Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn how to find more about family history with free online resources. Join for five sessions to research, document findings, and present family history in a personally meaningful way. WiFi is available, so bring a laptop or tablet. A limited number of library laptops are available for those who do not have one. Registration is required.

      Great Decisions: America's largest discussion program on world affairs sponsored by the Cutchogue, Floyd Memorial and Southold Libraries. In each session, attendees will view a 30 minute documentary followed by a moderated discussion.

    • Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library: Cuba and the U.S.
    • Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. at Southold Library: Korean Choices
    • Nov. 28 at 6 p.m. at Cutchogue Library: Climate Geopolitics: The Road to Paris and Beyond

    • AARP Driver Safety Program on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. including a 1/2 hour lunch break, run by volunteer instructor Bernie Kettenbeil. This program is geared to drivers 50 and older. The cost for this program is $20 for AARP members or $25 for non-members. Make check out to AARP, no cash or credit accepted.

      Monthly Book Discussion Group led by Caroline MacArthur on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome.

    • Oct. 6: Dead Wake by Erik Larson
    • Nov. 3: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
    • Dec. 1: The Wright Brothers by David McCullough

    • Nature's Journal with John Holzapfel on Fridays, Sept. 30 and Oct. 21 at 4 p.m. Nature's Journal with John Holzapfel is a popular monthly series of talks on the North Fork. The program will feature a little science, lots of pictures, an a timely discussion of nature's activities for the month. This program is simulcast live from Peconic Landing and projected as a movie onto the Library Community Room's big screen to enjoy. John is a science teacher and former Southold Town Trustee. He is also a local oyster farmer.

      Whitaker HIstorical Collection is open to the public on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. Call 631-765-2077

      Featured Artist: Melissa Hyatt Desimone with a Meet the Artist recpetion on Sunday, Sept. 11 from 2 to 4 p.m.