Check below for events and classes at local libraries. Some events require advance registration. Check with your library for details.
Bus Trips: Payment must be made by check, payable to the Library.
- Sagamore Hill National Historic Site on Saturday, June 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The non-refundable cost is $60 per person. Visit the summer home of Theodore Rossevelt, 26th President of the United States. This historic home recently had an extensive 10 million dollars, Three and a half year renovation. Part of the update includes more than 12,000 of the former president’s personal possessions which were refurbished and displayed. The $60 fee includes transportation, admission and lunch at a local restaurant.
6’s, 7’s & 8’s Are Great Storytimes for children ages 6 to 8 from 4:15 to 5 p.m. Registration is required.
- Dig it: Books about bugs on May 24. Join Ms. Caitlyn and explore mysteries in our backyard with stories of adventure and fantasy. The event includes stories, craft, activities and a snack.
Storytime for Fabulous 4’s & 5’s from 4:30 to 5:15 for children ages 4 and 5. Features stories, craft activities and snack included. Registration is required.
- Friday, May 6: Seed Magic
Parachute Play for 2’s & 3’s on Monday May 9 from 10 to 10:30 a.m. for children ages two and three. Join Ms. Mignon for Ring @ the Parachute, Washing Machine and other games of parachute fun. Registration is required.
Storytime for 2’s & 3’s: from 10 to 10:30 a.m. for children ages 2 and 3. Features stories, songs, finger plays craft and snack with Ms. Mignon. Registration is required:
- Wednesday, May 11: Mother May I?
Book Chat & Chew featuring Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones on Thursday, May 12 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Open to children in grades three through six, join Ms. Kristie for this book discussion followed by making a Mexican Miga snack. Books are available beginning April 11. Registration is required.
Stepping Stone Craft on Friday, May 13 from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. for children in grades two through five. Join Ms. Mmignon and create a unique garden stone to take home using gems, rocks, colored stones, and pebbles. Children will also create a garden stone to display in the Library’s Centennial Children’s garden. Registration is required.
Lego-Mania on Thursday, May 19 from 4 to 5 p.m. for children in grades three through six. Create free style Lego structures. Lego games and a snack will be included. Registration is required.
Centennial Children’s Garden Planting Day on Friday, May 20 from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. for all ages. Wear rubber boots and bring a shovel to help Ms. Mignon begin the Library’s spring time planting. Registration is required.
PJ Storytime: from 6 to 7 p.m. for children ages 3 to 8 years old. Wear your PJ’s and bring along your favorite stuffed animal as Ms. Mignon shares stories of magic gardens and the night sky. Craft and snack are included. Registration is required.
- Monday, May 23: Vincent and the Night
National Strawberry Month Celebration on Saturday, May 28 at 1 p.m. for children in grades two through fiv e. Join Ms. Mignon as she prepares strawberry pizza and strawberry shakes and have fun learning interesting strawberry trivia. Registration is required.
Family Events and Programs:
Maker Space Crafts for families. No registration is required.
- Wednesday, May 18 from 4 to 7 p.m. Lunch sack kites.
Friday Family Flicks at 4 p.m. Children ages 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required and refreshments will be served.
- May 27: The Good Dinosaur
Rolling with Rosie & Mignon, walking fitness for families on Fridays through May 27 from 9 to 10 a.m. Join Ms. Rosemary and Ms. Mignon with children in tow to take a fitness walk through the communities of beautiful Cutchogue and New Suffolk. The program is cancelled in the event of rain.
8 Hands Farm Visit for families on Saturday, May 14 at 1 p.m. Space is limited, register early. Meet at the farm by 1 p.m. and take a tour, meet the baby lambs, and a farm craft at the 8 Hands Farm located at 4735 Cox Lane in Cutchogue. There is a $5 fee due at registration.
Tween Programs (grades 5-8):
Cinco De Mayo Quesadilla Celebration on Thursday, May 5 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Registration is required.
Mother’s Day Cards & Cupcakes on Saturday, May 7 from 1 to 2 p.m. Make mom, or that special someone a card and cupcake for Mother’s Day. Registration is required.
Shrinky Dinks on Thursday, May 19 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Create shrink dink key chains; watch them shrink right before your eyes. Registration is required.
Battle of the Books Interest Meeting on Saturday, May 21 from 1 to 2 p.m. Oldcomers and newcomers, please attend the interest meeting to learn about Battle of the Books and to register for this year’s program. Battle of the Books is a county wide competition on book trivia. The books are assigned, and the participants read, prepare and have fun. Registration is required.
Blooming Cupcakes on Thursday, may 26 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Decorate beautifully colored cupcakes using marshmallows that look almost too beautiful to eat. Registration is required.
Thursday Morning Book Discussions from 10 to 11 a.m. No registration is required and newcomers are welcome.
- May 19 features The Omnivore’s Dilemma : a natural history of four meals by Michael Pollan, moderator Seth Bank.
Turning 65? What Do I Need to Do? on Wednesday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m. Find out about eligibility for Original Medicare, Part A and Part B. Did you know that there is a penalty if you don’t have a Part D? Avoid mistakes that can adversely affect your coverage. A trained Senior Health Insurance Representative, who represents all the major carriers will simplify this process. Registration si requested.
We’re Not What We Think on Saturday, May 7 at 10 a.m. Presented by Charmaine Henderson. Live more fully in the present moment with guided meditations and other contemplative practices to meet difficulty with less reactivity and more ease. Registration is requested.
Book Chat and Signing with Christopher Bollen, author of Orient on Wednesday, May 18 at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are requested.
Drop-in Crafts on Tuesdays, May 24 and 31 at 5:30 p.m. Drop-in for a weekly craft, color, bead, fold, and assemble a variety of crafts. Refreshments will be served.
Homework Help on Mondays through Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.
Cinco De Mayo Craft at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 5. Decorate maracas to help celebrate Mexican culture, freedom and democracy.
Toddler Time at 10:30 p.m. on Wednesdays May 11 and 18 for infants through preschoolers with a care giver featuring songs and stories.
Family Movie on Wednesdays at 3:15 p.m.
- Naya’s Artic Adventure. 90 minutes.
- Open Season: Scared Silly. PG, 85 minutes.
- Hatched. 71 minutes
Open to teens aged 12 to 17 years. No registration required unless noted.
Coloring at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, May 10, 17 and 24. Come color at the Library.
Loom Knitting at 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays, May 5 and 19. Fun, easy and faster than knitting with needles.
Teen Movie: The 5th Wave at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 7. PG 13, 112 minutes.
Toy Cleaning at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 15. Help out by cleaning the Library’s toddler toys.
Game Night at 5 p.m. on Fridays, May 20 and 27. Hang out and have fun with friends at the Library.
Read-in at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, May 23. Enjoy hot tea and cookies, so wear your comfy clothes, bring your book, pillow and blanket and read.
Books and Cookies at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25. Talk about random book topics and eat cookies.
Read and Feed at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 28. Cook, eat and read. Registration required. Inform the Library at registration if there are food allergy issues.
Peer Tutoring – English at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 28. A low-key, no pressure help session for 7-12th grade students. Professor Meg and Greenport Honor Roll Students will tutor. Sponsored by Glory Going Green.
Michael’s HOPE & Narcan Training at 5:30 on Friday, May 13. Michael’s HOPE is a group that openly shares their personal stories regarding addiction, recovery, overdose and death with the goal to raise awareness of the heroin epidemic. This will include FREE Narcan training. What is NARCAN training? Instruction on how to recognize an opioid overdose and what to do if one occurs and how to administer nasal Narcan, a drug that reverses the effects of a heroin or opioid overdose. Everyone receives a free kit. See the Teen Librarian, Tracey with any questions.
Winning Resumes, Effective Cover Letters and Interview Strategies with Dr. Marilyn LoPresti from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 14. This workshop covers the key ingredients needed to successfully apply for an obtain a new position, a promotion, or a very first job. Resume writing, cover letter composition and interviewing will be reviewed. The fee for this class is $25, and registration is required.
Book Celebration: Reading, Signing, and Q & A Terese Svoboda Anything that Burns you: A Portrait of Lola Ridge, Radical Poet at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 14. A rich and detailed account of the life and world of Lola Ridge, poet, artist, editor, and early activist for the cause of women’s rights, workers’ rights, racial equality and social reform.
Writing Your Memoirs with Teresa Taylor from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, May 17, 24, 31, June 7, 14 and 21. Local resident and former English teacher, Ms. Taylor presents this workshop specifically designed for new memoir writers. There is a $60 fee for this class and registration is required.
Pop Up Library at the Orient Country Store from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18. Come see the librarian, sign up for a library card, take out books, films, magazines, and ask questions.
Art Opening and Reception from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 28 featuring Tom D’Emic. The exhibit, featuring photographs by Tom D’Emic will be on exhibit from May 28 through July 3.
Book Discussion: Mystery novel – Beat the Reaper by John Brazell at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18.
Yoga with Lynne Wentworth on Sundays at 1 p.m. Bring a full length body mat. For beginners and intermediates.
Coloring for Adults from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays. Not just for kids any more, de-stress and have fun. The library will provide all the materials.
Scrabble from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays. New players welcome.
Novel Conversations at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 13. Talk about books read, loved and hated.
Friends of the Library Meeting at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18. New members are welcome.
Brunch Poems with Vivian Eyre at 10:30 a.m.on Friday, May 27. Collected poems of American poet, critic and translator, C.K. Williams.
Book Discussion: Dead Wake by Erik Larson at the Library at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 23 and 4 p.m. at Peconic Landing.
Spring Film Festival on Thursdays at 6 p.m.
- May 5: The Selfish Giant. Potluck Dinner, bring a dish to share.
- May 12: Only Lovers Left Alive
- May 19: The Man who Shot Liberty Valance
- May 26: Searching for Bobby Fisher
Some programs require registration. Register in person or call 631-298-4134.
Birth through Preschool Programs:
Baby’s Rhyme Time on Wednesdays, from 11 to 11:30 a.m. on May 4, 11 and 18 for babies from birth through 12 months, with caregiver. The program features Mother Goose rhymes, puppets, finger plays, action songs and magnetic board tales. Registration is required.
2 For Books on Mondays May 9 and 16 for children ages 24 to 35 months, with caregiver from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Enjoy story time for toddlers. Registration is required.
Toddler Time from 10 to 10:45 a.m. on Fridays, May 6, 13 and 20 for toddlers ages 13 to 24 months, with caregiver. Enjoy informal playtime followed by a circle time of rhymes, finger plays and action songs. (Parents with children ages 18 to 24 months may choose either Parent/Child or Toddler Time). Registration is required.
Toddler Soccer from 2 to 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10 for toddlers ages 18 to 35 months, with caregiver. Introduces toddlers to the game of soccer in a non-competitive way enjoy drills and games. Program is provided by JumpBunch. Registration is required.
Preschool Soccer from 3 to 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10 for preschool children ages 3 to 5 years in a non-competitive way enjoy drills and games. The program is provided by JumpBunch. Registration is required.
Away We Go from 1 to 1:45 p.m. on Thursdays, May 12, 19 and 26 for preschool children ages 3 to 5. Enjoy stories about transportation. The program will feature sharing picture books, magnetic board tales, songs, films and art activities. Registration is required.
Parent/Child Workshop from 10 to 10:45 a.m. on Thursdays, May 12, 19 and 26 for preschoolers ages 18 months to 3 years, with caregiver. The program offers parents the experience of spending quality time with their child through play and art activities. (Parents with children ages 18 to 24 months may choose either Parent/Child or Toddler Time). Registration is required.
Programs Children in Kindergarten and First:
Lego K from 4 to 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4 for Kindergartners. Children may use Library Legos to design their own creation then see it on display. Registration is required.
K-1 Soccer from 4 to 4:45 p.m. on May 10 for children in grades Kindergarten and First. Children will learn about the game of soccer in a non-competitive way, and enjoy drills and games. The program is provided by JumpBunch. Registration is required.
Tail Waggin’ Tutor on Thursday, May 5 for children in grades Kindergarten and up from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Each child will have a 15-minute reading time. Registration with Teen Services is required.
Teen Programs: Register at the Reference Desk/Teen Services. Registration can be made in person, by phone 631-298-4134 ext. 108 or by email. Registration with Teen Services is required. [email protected]
Mother’s Day Cards from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4 for teens in grades 7 to 12 in the Library’s craft room. Registration with Teen Services is required. Registration with Teen Services is required.
Berry Cookie Cobbler from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 26 for teens in grades 7 through 12 in the meeting room. Chef Rob will be making a sweet afternoon treat with mixed berries, apple pie filling, spices and cookie dough. Registration with Teen Services is required.
Timeless Classic Movies with host Newcombe from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 5 featuring John Ford’s “The Searchers.”
“Seven Voices” – North Fork Writer’s Group at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 23. A collection of 24 short stories penned by seven of North Fork residents. Listen to readings from the book and meet the authors.
Marketing Your Small Business from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 16. Join business executives from SCORE for a program on marketing your business. Topic include developing a marketing plan, performing market research, pricing, advertising and promotion, Internet marketing and tracking results. The program is open to all and free of charge, register at the Circulation Desk.
Musical Events: Free of charge and co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library
- Neal Stuart and the Empire State on Sunday, May 15 at 2 p.m.
Land and Sea with Chef Rob at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 26. Start out on the land with steak and St. Andre cheese salad, then sail to the sea with shrimp lettuce cups with mango-pineapple relish. The cost for this program is $5 and register in person at the Circulation Desk.
AARP Safe Driving Class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 14, with a 1/2 hour lunch break. Save money on your car insurance. Open to all, register at the Library’s Circulation Desk. The cost for this class is $20 for AARP Members, $25 for non-members, pay at registration by check only, made out to AARP.
Ongoing Classes and Services:
Health Insurance Information, Counseling and Assistance Program from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. Call the Library for a free appointment at 631-298-4134.
Parlez-Vous Francais? Conversation Group on Thursdays from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. This French conversation group focuses on improving the ability to speak and understand 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. This group gives individuals an opportunity to converse on a variety of topics while having fun and getting to know one another. All are welcome, free of charge.
Time with a Tech 1 hour and 1/2 hour appointments are available. Schedule time with tech and bring your computer, mobile device or cell phone questions.
Appointments are available on Tuesdays, 4:30 to 6 p.m., or Thursdays, 4:30 to 8 p.m.
Apple User’s Group on the first Monday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m.
Peconic Amateur Radio Club on the first Friday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
Canasta on Fridays at 10 a.m.
Mahjong on Mondays at 10 a.m. or Tuesdays at 11 a.m.
Yoga of 12 Step Recovery on Saturdays at 11 a.m.
Friday Films: Come and experience the Library’s Hi-Definition Projector on Fridays at 1:30 p.m. in the Library’s Meeting Room.
- May 6: Miss You Already. (2015 PG-13) 112 minutes
- May 13: Walt Before Mickey (2015 PG) 120 minutes
- May 20: Joy (2015 PG-13) 124 minutes
- May 27: Big Stone Gap (2015 PG-13) 103 minutes.
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. Registration for May programs begins on May 2 and June programs on June 1.
Zinnia Pine Cones at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 5 for children in grades 3-5. Create a springtime centerpiece that will brighten any room.
Agate Necklace with Mosaic Gift Box at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 6 for children in grades Kindergarten through second. Children will create a customized agate stone necklace along with a beautiful mosaic gift box.
Introduction to Coding from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Fridays May 6 and 13 for children in grades 3-5. In this two-session class you will learn the basics of computer language, code structure and implementation. Registrants are expected to attend both sessions.
Sensory Play at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, May 11 for infants up to 12 months with a parent/caregiver. Infants will enjoy manipulating toys that are designed specifically to encourage sensory exploration.
Sing Along with Nappy Puppets at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 13 for children of all ages. Join in the fun as Nappy’s Puppets presents some of the silliest songs around. This entertaining presentation uses shadow puppetry that will entertain and captivate all ages.
Mommy & Me Yoga at 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, May 17 for infants ages 3 months to pre-walking. Parents are invited to sing, dance, play and bond with their child. Bring a blanket, mat or towel.
Fun With Facts: Bugs! at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 19 for children in grades 3-5. Hear a reading of Small Wonders: Jean-Henri Fabre and His World of Insects by Matthew Clark Smith. All participants will decorate and take home a personalized bug jar.
Stay and Play at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, May 21 for toddlers ages 6 to 36 months with a parent/caregiver. Come to the Library for open playtime, a simple craft, and a brief circle time of fingerplays and songs to end the program.
Cookies and bookies at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, May 23 for children in grades 3-5. Register in-person when picking up a copy of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School by Jeff Kinney. This program will include a booktalk, cookies, and a challenge.
Baby Steps at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, May 25 and June 22 for babies ages 6 to 18 months with a parent or caregiver. A chance for parents and infants to play and meet new friends.
Springtime Caterpillar at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 27 for toddlers aged 18 to 35 months with a parent and caregiver. A Time for Kids will present this interactive program which will include group songs, games and a simple craft.
Lego Master Builders at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 27 for children in grades Kindergarten through fifth. Challenge yourself to build something unique and one-of-a-kind.
Color Shape Bingo at 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Friday, June 3 for children ages 3 to 5 years with a parent/caregiver. Enjoy winning prizes while practicing simple concept recognition.
Dance with Me at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, June 8 for toddlers ages 18 to 35 months with a parent/caregiver. Join Great South Bay Dance instructors for creative movement dance activities, free play, tumbling on mats, and a story. The use of props, nursery rhymes, and imagination make for a warm, exciting class.
Robot Dreams for Dad at 4:30 or 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 9 for children in grades Kindergarten through fifth. Enjoy putting metal findings into a clear CD case to build a unique robot.
Feature Film: Disney’s Alice in Wonderland at 6:30 p.m. on Friday June 10 or 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 11. The film is rated G and lasts 75 minutes.
Fun with Facts: Lighthouses at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 10 for children in grades 3-5. Hear a reading of Edward Hooper Paints His World by Robert Burleigh and create a lighthouse.
Babies Bookie at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 11 for toddlers ages 6 to 36 months with a parent/caregiver. Enjoy tons of wiggles and giggles clapping hands, stomping feet and wiggling to the beat during this music appreciation program.
Mosaic Tie with Special Message at 11:15 a.m. or 1:15 p.m. on Saturday, June 11 for preschool children ages 3 to 5 p.m. Enjoy creating a fun mosaic tie on 8″ x 10″ canvas board with a special pocket perfect for holding a special note for Dad.
What’s All That Jazz About at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15 for children ages 4 years old through fifth grade. This program is a highly interactive presentation that utilizes fun listening games, comical impersonations, live music and group participation to teach children about jazz.
Baby Games at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, June 16 for infants 3 through 12 months with parent or caregiver. This program consists of age-appropriate activities to stimulate physical and mental development.
Stay and Play at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, June 18 for toddlers ages 6 to 35 months with a parent/caregiver. Join in an open playtime, a simple craft, and a brief circle time of fingerplays and songs to end the program.
Cookies & Bookies at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, June 20 for children in grades 3-5. Register in-person when you pick up a copy of Tome Gates Excellent Excuses (and other good stuff) by Liz Pichon. This program will include a booktalk, cookies and a challenge.
Jump for Joy at 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, June 21 for toddlers ages 18 to 35 months with a parent/caregiver. Join in the fun with dress-up, music, dance, games, and more while exercising your muscles and mind.
Exercise Your Imagination with Alice in Wonderland from 7 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 24. Stop in to create a variety of crafts based on the fantastical world of Alice’s Wonderland. All ages, no registration required.
Summer Vacation Programs:
Frogs, Bugs and Animals at 10 or 11:30 a.m. on Monday, June 27 for children ages 3 and up. Meet baby animals, and pet friendly reptiles, sing, dance and laugh.
Extreme Carnival at 1:15 or 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28 for children ages 3 and up. Exercise your skills at a variety of carnival games, get your face painted, and sample some cotton candy as we kick-off our annual summer reading club.
Reach for the Stars at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, June 29 for children in grade 3 to 5. Participants explore the night sky and learn to recognize constellations. Take home a Star Map to help you navigate the night sky all summer long.
Lego Master Builders at 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 30 for children in grades Kindergarden through fifth. Build something unique and one-of-a-kind.
Summer Reading Club Kick-Off with Award Winning Author Todd Strasser from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. on Thursday, June 30 for children in grades 4 and up. Meet Todd Strasser, and award winning writer of more than 140 young0-adult and middle grade novels, as well as many short stories and works of non-fiction. His newest book, The Beast of Cretacea is equal parts Moby-Dick retelling, environmental cautionary talke, and coming-of-age story. Upon in-person or telephone registration, a complimentary copy of one of his books will be reserved in your name for signing during a reception. In-person and telephone registration begins on June 1.
Registration for May programs begins on May 2 and June programs on June 1, unless otherwise noted. All programs are for students in grades 6-12 unless otherwise noted.
Homework Help on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. through June 9. Students in grades 6 and up can get free tutoring from an experienced tutor. Bring your homework assignments and textbooks for this free service.
Writing Café from 4 to 5 p.m. on Fridays, May 13 and June 14 for children in grades 9 to 12.
Anime Screening: Shingu Secret of the Stellar Wars from 4 to 5 p.m. on Fridays, May 13 and June 10.
Art Club from 7 to 8:30 p.m.:
- Watercolor Long Island Beaches on Wednsday, May 11. Learn the many different things that you can do with watercolor and paint a beautiful beach scene using photo references of the Long Island Beaches.
- Comic Book Art on Wednesday, June 8. Bring in old comic books and decoupage boxes or picture frames with favorite comics.
TAG Meeting from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 21. Create handmade bookmarks for our outreach patrons.
Make Your Own Pizza from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24. Roll up your sleeves and put on your apron, we’re making fresh pizza using dough, cheese and various toppings.
Pre-Licensing Course from 4:30 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8. Film and lecture course for all permit holders in order to schedule their road test. Bring $40, cash or money order, to be paid to the instructor at the time of class, and learner’s permit or interim permit. Topics covered include: drugs and alcohol, seat belts, road rage, road test tips, and defensive driving techniques.
Finals Week at the Library from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday through Thursday June 13-16. Teens are invited to come to Finals week at the Library for help studying with professional tutors and student study groups. Pick up a subject schedule at the library.
- Technology Clinic from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, May 21 and June 21. Students in grades 6-12 interested in volunteering to instruct adults on how to use a variety of technology such as computers, cell phones, iPods, and GPS are welcome to register for a one hour session.
- Exercise Your Imagination with Alice in Wonderland from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, June 24. Assist children with a variety of craft activities.
- Extreme Carnival at 1 or 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28. Help kick-off the summer reading club.
- Teen Volunteers Needed for Summer Programs. Students entering grades 6 through 12 interested in volunteering for summer programs can register in person for one session beginning June 22.
Adult Programs: NSPL cardholders may register in-person, or online for Adult Programs on May 2 unless otherwise noted. For programs with fees, in-person registration is required. Non-residents may register beginning May 5, space permitting. For June programs, cardholder registration begins on June 1, or June 5 for non-residents.
Individual Business Counseling from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays, May 18 and June 15. 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 existing business. Visit the SCORE website to schedule an appointment.
Device Advice: Need assistance with your e-reader? Assistance available for North Shore Public Library cardholders.
- Mondays and Wednesday evenings from 5 to 8 p.m.
- Saturdays, May 7, 21, June 4 and 25 from 1 to 5 p.m.
The Tyranny of Stuff: Why It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10. Join author Judi Culbertson and explore why the often quoted saying “If you haven’t worn it in a year, give it away,” isn’t helpful and why knowing the meaning of your “stuff” is more important. This practical program will help you say goodbye to old items in your closet and help you regain space in your home.
Norway: A Coastal Adventure and Travel Club from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 14. Join the Library on a trip through Norway’s fjords from Oslo to the Artic Circle with Pat Summers, who spent almost three weeks on a working ship that delivers mail and goods all along the coast. Beautiful scenery, tiny villages, and colorful festivals will all be highlighted along with the ship life and travel tips.
NY State Defensive Driving Course on Monday and Tuesday, May 16 and 17 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 21 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.
Art Forum at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18. All artists are welcome to this meeting. Topic of discussion will be the art world on Long Island during the summer of 2016. Ms. Wyckoff will present some of her work currently on display in the library.
Birds on the Move from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 19. Long Island is located on a busy bird highway (the Atlantic flyway) and every spring and fall we have tens of thousands of birds fly over communities; many fly directly over homes. Join Sue Krause, wildlife educator, and learn more about these amazing and far-reaching fights.
Technology Clinic at 6 or 7 p.m. on Tuesdays, May 17 & 21. Teen volunteers will provide instructions on the use of a variety of technologies, such as computers, cell phones, GPS, and iPods. Please call to reserve a one hour session and let the library know what device you need assistance with. Bring your own devices for instruction. Registration for May 17 begins on May 2. Registration for June 21, begins June 1.
Pilates Mat from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Fridays, May 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17, and 24. Non-refundable fee of $20. The Pilates technique offers a unique method of body control and conditioning while improving flexibility, balance, and overall well-being. Learn to recognize your body’s strengths and weaknesses, then work toward developing body awareness.
How to Naturally Heal Back Pain and Sciatica for Good from 1:45 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, may 21. Learn the three most common causes of low back pain and sciatica. Learn the best physical therapy treatments for low back pain and sciatica and see what effective physical therapy looks like without the side effects of medications, injections, or surgery.
Zumba from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, May 24, 31, June 7, 14 and 21. Join the party for the perfect combination of fun and fitness. A non-refundable fee of $17 is required.
Yoga from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. on Wednesdays, May 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. Open level class comprised of stretching, flowing movement, and meditation. Beginners are encouraged to join us to explore this gentle way of embracing the day. A non-refundable fee of $17.
Friends of the Library Meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 1. Anyone with a North Shore Public Library card is welcome to join the Friends and help with the artist receptions and used book sales.
America’s Vet Dogs at 7 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, June 3 for people ages 10 to 100. Meet Curt Keely and his dog from America’s VetDogs. They will share how guide dogs, service dogs, and hearing dogs change the lives of veterans with disabilities. These remarkable dogs are trained to perform many different tasks can help veterans cope with their disabilities and live with freedom and independence.
Crochet; Beginner II (Market/Beach Tote) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays, June 9, 16, and 23. Participants may advance their skills in crochet by creating this cute market/beach tote. Class will further develop reading a pattern while learning new techniques in crochet. Pre-requisite: basic crochet skills. Materials list is available online, or at in-person registration. There is a sample at the Circulation Desk.
Block Island Seafood from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 9. Welcome back the Block Island Seafood Company as they celebrate spring with a roasted strawberry salad and swordfish over corn salsa. These are two great recipes you can use throughout the spring and summer. A non-refundable fee of $3 is required.
Art Forum at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15. All are welcome to join this meeting of local artists in discussing their work as well as current exhibits on Long Island.
Point and Shoot Digital Camera Photography from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 16. Come learn how to make the most of digital camera features and photo techniques to create unforgettable digital images. Bring camera and manual to class.
Bus Trip to NYC on Saturday, June 18. Bus will leave North Shore Public Library parking lot at 9:30 a.m., and leave the city from 42nd Street at 6 p.m. A non-refundable fee of $25 per ticket is required.
Summer Paint Night Lotus Flower from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21. Join artist Laura Goetz and awaken your creativity. We will be painting a beautiful lotus flower blossom coming out of the water. Beginners are welcome. All supplies are included.
AARP Driver Safety Class, two day class on Tuesday, June 21 and Thursday, June 23 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 by check made out to AARP.
Author Visit; Dr. Michael Canzoniero from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 23. Local author Dr. Michael Canzoniero, will speak about his debut murder mystery novel: Conditional Love: A Story of Battered Emotions. The novel is set on Long Island and is deftly woven thriller depicting the lasting effect of alcohol abuse.
The Craft of Acting from 6 to 8 p.m. on Five Thursdays, June 30, July 7, 14, 21 and 28. Performance is Saturday, July 30 at 2 p.m. This Adult Acting Workshop will focus on exploring the craft of acting with exercises, improvisation, and games. Actors will develop a character and work on a rehearsed scene for a final shared presentation. Participants will rehearse, both in and out of class, and memorize a 3-5 minute scene which will be assigned at the first class. Open to adults regardless of acting experience.
Early Registration Programs: Registration for these two June programs begins on May 2 for North Shore Public Library cardholders, and May 5 for non-residents, space permitting.
- Canasta: Beginner and Refresher from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Wednesdays, June 1, 8 and 15. Learn, or re-learn how to play this trendy card game that was popular in the 1950’s, Canasta brings a timeless amount of fun. Bring a friend or come and make new ones.
- Plant Exchange from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 2. Join friends and fellow gardeners at our first plant exchange. What to bring: seedlings, cuttings, perennials, small shrubs or tree seedlings. Please pot or bag all plants. Label all plants; if you don’t know the name we will try to identify it. If you have a photo of plants in your garden, bring it along. Don’t forget a box to bring home treasures.
Language Learning: Registration begins May 2, all are welcome. These classes are for adults over the age of 18. For information call Lorena at 631-929-4488 x 254. Register online or call.
- ESL Evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday evenings May 2 through June 8. This is a multi-level class for new speakers of English who are beginner through intermediate levels. Improve you listening, speaking, reading, writing and understanding skills. The class is limited to 20 people.
In-person and online registration for May programs begins on May 2, June on June 1, unless otherwise noted. For any program with fees, in-person registration is required.
Homebound Services, for those who are 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, May 2, 9, 16, 23, June 6, 13, 20 and 27. A non-refundable fee of $8 for May sessions and $8 for June sessions will be charged at in-person registration. This is an easy, invigorating and relaxing chair and stretching program. No skill is needed.
Koga Lite for Seniors from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Fridays, May 20, 27 and June 3. A non-refundable fee of $6 will be collected at in-person registration. A low impact workout done from a standing or sitting position. Most exercises will be done from a char. No yoga mat required. Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers and bring bottled water.
Medicare Counseling from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, May 10 and June 14. A trained volunteer will be at the library to answer your questions about claims or benefits. This personal service is by appointment only. Open to all; please call 631-929-4488 ext. 22 for your appointment.
Free Blood Pressure Screening from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursdays, May 12 and June 9. No registration is required.
Wii Bowling from 11 a.m. to 12 noon on Fridays, May 13 and June 17. Come bowl with us at “NSPL Lanes.” No special skill is needed. This computer game can be done from a chair. All are welcome.
Alzheimer’s Caregivers from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18. An informational lecture for both caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia and volunteers looking to make a difference in someone’s life. Representatives from Willing Hearts, Helpful Hands, will discuss this free service and volunteer opportunities. Learn more about caregiver services and resources on Long Island; hear about current support groups and new ones being formed; receive education and training on Alzheimer’s and dementia. No registration is required, this program is open to all.
Concerts: open to all
An Intimate Evening with Sheri Miller: From the Beatles to Soulful Love Songs at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 6. Singer-songwriter Sheri Miller writes and performs her soulful, folk-pop-country-jazz-blues, Beatles-inspired love songs. She also sings a wide range of classic favorites, including the Beatles, Patsy Cline, Judy Garland, and Johnny Cash among others.
Masterwork Conversations at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 20. This concert will take us from the New England Thanksgiving table to the smoky jazz clubs of Harlem, to the marching bands of New Orleans, and just about everywhere in between. Music to dance to, dream through, and hop, stomp and romp to.
Bret Williams Quartet at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 4. Join classical guitarist Bret Williams while he performs original electric pieces that draw from Modern, Latin, Baroque and Jazz repertoires while maintaining their own brand new finish. Both virtuosic and lush in harmony, the original pieces are paired with music by Astor Piazzolla and Heitor Villa-Lobos.
The Two Dons and Susan at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 17. The Two Dons (father and son), play timeless standards and Bossa Novas along with popular requests including “Sleep Walk,” “Wave” and “Girl from Impanema.” Susan sings classic country and popular tunes of the 50’s and 60’s.
Movies: No registration required, all are welcome.
- The Lady in the Van at 2 and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11. PG-13, 104 minutes.
- Joy at 2 and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25. PG-13, 124 minutes.
- A Royal Night Out at 2 and 6:30 p.m. on June 15. PG-13, 98 minutes.
- 45 Years at 2 and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29. R, 95 minutes.
Film as Literature – Classic Film Series. Join us for 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, May 12 at 1 p.m.: On the Waterfront (1954, 108 minutes).
- Thursday, June 9 at 1 p.m.: The Graduate (1967 at 106 minutes)
Book Discussions: Copies of the books are available at the Circulation and Reference Desks. Everyone is welcome.
World Literature Series: Moderated by Professor Bill Schiavo.
- Stories by Octavio Paz: The Blue Bouquet, and My Life with the Wave at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 12. One of Mexico’s most highly regarded writers and winner of the 1990 Nobel Prize for Literature, Octavio Pax reflects the dangerous world of the big city and the unpredictable nature of life and loss in his stories.
- Theseus, Andre Gide at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 9. Using the characters of well-known myths, French author Andre Gide creates a contemporary tale of the timeless aspects of life. Theseus, the mythical hero of Athens, narrates his life story following the failure of his marriages and the death of his son Hippolytus.
Contemporary Evening Book Discussions:
- Waterland by Graham Swift at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 19. Booker Prize winner Swift traces back 240 years of the lives of the narrator’s ancestors in this sweep of family history, depicting the effects of locale upon families who have inhabited the same region for years. Professor Dan Giancola of Suffolk County Community College moderates.
- High Fidelity by Nick Hornby at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 16. Award winning British novelist Hornby details protagonist Rob’s struggles with the breakup of his relationship and failure of his record store in this novel of freedom, friendship and commitment. Please join us as Professor Mike Boecherer of Suffolk County Community College moderates.
Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers:
Mother Goose Rhyme Time from 10 to 10:30 a.m. on Fridays, May 6 and 27. This program is open to ages birth through 2 1/2 with caregiver. The class will feature nursery rhymes designed to promote crucial early literacy skills and social development. Older siblings are welcome, registration is not required.
Play Place from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursdays May 5, 12, 19, June 2, 9 and 16. The class is open to children ages birth through 36 months with parents and caregivers. This information drop-in program for newborns and infants to play, chat, meet new friends, share your concerns and get some advice. Parenting books and other resources are available to assist new parents. Registration is not required.
My First Story Time from 11 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays, May 4, 11, and 18. The class is open to children ages 30 to 36 months with caregiver. Children will be introduced to their first experience at story times, learning early literacy skills necessary to achieve reading readiness. Please register in person, online, or call 631-727-3228 ext. 121.
Circle of Stories from 11 to 11:45 on Tuesdays, May 3, 10 and 17 for children ages 37 through 60 months with caregiver. This program will feature stories and activities created to enlist parents and caregivers as partners in preparing their children for learning to read and having lots of fun. Please register in person, online, or call 631-727-3228 ext. 121.
STEM Storytime at 1 p.m. or 2 pm. on Thursday May 7 for children ages 3 through 5 with caregiver. Preschoolers will explore early science early science topics through literature and “hands-on” experimentation. Please register in person, online, or call 631-727-3228 ext. 121.
Fancy Nancy Party from 11 to 11:45 on Wednesday, June 1 for children ages 3 to 5 with caretaker. Wear your fanciest wardrobe and join in a stupendous time. Please register in person, online, or call 631-727-3228 ext. 121.
Preschool Playtime from 1 to 2 p.m. on Fridays, June 3 and 10 for children ages 3 1/2 to 4. Activities, stories and fun to promote caring, sharing and cooperation independently in a group setting.
School Age Children:
Fit Kids: Library Adventures for All Kinds of Kids on Fridays May 6 and June 3 from 6 to 7 p.m. for children in grades K through six. An hour blend of storytelling, yoga, therapeutic music, movement and more bring literature to life. Socialization skills and character development strategies are enhanced.
Lego Club from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays May 3, 10, 17 24, June 7, 14 and 21 for children in grades K through six. Children are invited to stop in and build with the library’s Lego pieces.
Busy Bees on 4 p.m. on Mondays May 2, 9 and 16 for children in grades K through two. Thirty minutes of stories and a craft designed to help develop listening, thinking, creative, fine motor and reading skills. Please register in person, online, or call 631-727-3228 ext. 121.
You’re in Charge at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 17 for children in grades K through three. A workshop, facilitated by Parents For Megan’s Law, to teach children to be empowered by learning that they have rights, choices and the ability to say “STOP” if they feel physically or emotionally violated. Please register in person, online, or call 631-727-3228 ext. 121.
Book and Tail on Thursdays, May 5, 12 and 19 from 5 to 5:20, 5:20 to 5:40 or 5:40 to 6 p.m. (select a time) for children in grades one through three. Children will read 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. Please register in person, online, or call 631-727-3228 ext. 121.
Chess Nuts at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, May 11 and June 1 for children in grades one through six. For an hour, beginners as well as experienced chess players develop strategies, sharpen their skills and have fun playing a game of chess.
Minecraft at 6 to 6:45 p.m. or 7 to 7:45 p.m. (choose one) for children in grades two to four. Children must register with their own library card in person, online, or call 631-727-3228 ext. 121.
Pokemon Club from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, May 14 and June 4 for children in grades three through eight. A place for Pokemon fans to trade, battle, share books, games and all things Pokemon.
Friday Night Fun, Art Studio from 6 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 6 for young teens in grades five through eight. Kids bring their creativity and the library will provide the supplies. Please register in person, online, or call 631-727-3228 ext. 121.
Artsy Smartsy: Make Paint at 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 9 young teens in grades five through eight. Be prehistoric-gring chalk, berries, charcoal and other natural product using primitive tools to create your own paints. Please register in person, online, or call 631-727-3228 ext. 121.
Catapults at 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 16 for young teens in grades five through eight. Make a small ballistic device used to launch a projectile a great distance without the aid of an explosive device. Please register in person, online, or call 631-727-3228 ext. 121.
Introduction to Coding from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 20 for young teens in grades five through eight. Programming is one of the highest paying and most in-demand careers these days. Kids are invited to come in and learn the basics of computer language, code structure and implementation. Please register in person, online, or call 631-727-3228 ext. 121.
Make Pet Scarves from 3 to 4 p.m. on Monday, May 23 for young teens in grades five through eight. Give pets in local shelters something special to wear to their “fur-ever” home. This program qualifies as community service. Please register in person, online, or call 631-727-3228 ext. 121.
Minecraft at 6 to 6:45 or 7 to 7:45 (choose one) on Fridays, May 27 and June 17 for young teens in grades five through eight. Kids must register with their own library cards in person, online, or call 631-727-3228 ext. 121.
Make Cat Toys from 3 to 4 p.m. on Monday, June 13 for young teens in grades five through eight. Perfect to bring to local shelters for June’s Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat month. This program qualifies as community service. Please register in person, online, or call 631-727-3228 ext. 121.
Anime Nights with Annie from 6 to 8 p.m. on Fridays May 16 and June 3 for teens in grades nine through 12. Updates on Graphic Novels and all things anime. Please register in person, online, or call 631-727-3228 ext. 121.
Teen Make-Up from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 20 for teens in grades seven through 12. Preparing for a prom, parties of pictures? Want to learn all of the basics of make-up? Meet a professional make-up artist who will show you how to look gorgeous. Please register in person, online, or call 631-727-3228 ext. 121.
Teen Game Nites on Fridays, May 27 and June 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. for teens in grades nine through 12. Play Xbox, Wii and more. Please register in person, online, or call 631-727-3228 ext. 121.
5-Hour Pre-Licensing Class from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 4 for Riverhead cardholders at a cost of $45 per registrant. The 5-hour pre-licensing class must be completed by first-time license applicants. Teens must bring their driver’s permit to class. By taking this class teens will be issued the MV-278 certificate which is needed in order to schedule the road test. The $45 fee can be paid by cash or money order payable to “All Suffolk Driving School” only. Registration must be completed in person.
Battle of the Books, an inter-library competition between teams of teens in grades six through nine, based upon knowledge of eight selected titles. Books will be distributed on June 1. The meetings begin on Monday, June 20 and Tuesday, June 21 and continue throughout June and July. The final battle will take place on Saturday, Aug. 13 in the Javits Lecture Center at Stony Brook University.Please register in person, online, or call 631-727-3228 ext. 121.
Community service projects offered through the Riverhead Free Library provided teens with community service hours. Options available include:
- Cards for Kids: Create cards for kids who are hospitalized or are suffering from a serious illness.
- Coupons for the Troops: Cut coupons, U.S> military families overseas can use coupons for up to 6 months past their expiration date.
- Little Library Books: Donate children’s books for us o bring to the “Little Libraries” the library has throughout the community.
- Adopt a Shelter Dog Month: Make Dog Scarves at 3 p.m. on Monday, May 23
- Summer Reading Helper Training at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15
Reading is Fundamental Night from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 23. Join the library and the E.S. BOCES Riverhead Literacy Zone Welcome Center to share stories, choose titles from our “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.
Drumming Circle with Jerome on Saturdays May 7 and June 4 at 3 p.m. All ages are welcome for this popular drumming circle. Registration is required.
Going to the Farm from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday, June 6. Celebrate National Dairy Month and learn about bovines. Wear overalls and boots. Registration is required.
The Cure for Common Core from 7:30 to 8:30 on Friday, May 6 in the downstairs stage room. What is Common Core? Why do I have so much difficulty helping my child with homework? Join the Administrative Coordinator of the Adult Education Literacy Program at E.S. BOCES as she offers insight, tips and assistance.
Buy This at the Supermarket not That on Wednesday, May 11 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Life coach and certified fitness trainer Liz Liggon draws on her personal experience to share the tools, tips and resources you need to help you navigate the supermarket aisles, nutrition labels, marketing ploys and more to make smart choices for a healthy lifestyle.
Free or Low-Cost Health Insurance from 2 to 5 p.m. on May 19 and June 16. Do you or your family have health insurance? You may be eligible for health insurance programs provided by New York State: Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, or Medicaid. Call 631-656-9783 or log onto coverage4healthcare.com to find out what documents you will need to bring. Then meet with a Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council representative who will assist you with the application process. No registration is necessary. First come, first served.
The General Slocum Disaster: New York’s Forgotten Tragedy on Wednesday, June 15 at 7 p.m. The General Slocum disaster on June 15, 1904 was New York City’s worst tragedy before 9/11. Join a staff member, the granddaughter of a survivor, to learn the facts behind one of America’s worst maritime disasters.
Writers’ Cove: For the published or self-published writer, or you want to start writing, we’re here to offer some exciting new programs and networking opportunities to provide support. Registration is required.
- Writers’ Resource Group meets the second Wednesday of each month. Wednesday, May 11 from 7 to 8 p.m. featuring resource books and periodicals (prior to the meeting, list or pull some books or periodicals that you would like to see added to the Writer’s Cove); Wednesday, June 8 from 7 to 8 p.m. featuring Writers’ Resource Outlets – share anything you found in newspapers, periodicals or online regarding ongoing or one-time-only events and programs that support local writers.
- The Write Way to De-Clutter on Wednesday, June 1 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Certified journal instructor Sarabelle Prince will use personal writing as a powerful motivational resource to unblock obstacles that inhibit living in a clutter-free environment.
- Write Your Book! Every Monday in May and June (closed May 30 for Memorial Day) from 5 to 8 p.m. No registration necessary. Bring a laptop and write in a quiet environment.
Book Discussions: Please check at the Adult and Information Services Desk to sign up for the book discussions and obtain a copy of the books.
- A Year by the Sea: Thoughts of an Unfinished Woman by Joan Anderson from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25.
- All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22
- Behind the Bottle: The Rise of Wine on Long Island by Eileen M. Duffy on Wednesday, May 18 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the library.
- Chattanooga Girl by Dottie Coakley on Friday, June 10 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Diliberto Winery, 250 Manor Lane in Jamesport. Prior to the Author Talk, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., guests are invited to purchase homemade Neapolitan pizza and beverages at Diliberto Winery.
Lets Get Fit Programs: Dress comfortable for all classes and bring bottled water, available for Riverhead Free Library patrons only. Registration is required.
- Morning Pilates with Tricia from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Monday May 9.
- Pilates with Tricia from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, June 2, 9, 16 and 23.
- Tai Chi with Denise from 4 to 5 p.m. on Mondays May 2 and 16.
- Chair Yoga (senior stretch) with Susan on Thursdays, May 5, 12, 19, June 2, 9 and 16 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
- Zumba with Irina (high impact aerobics) on Mondays, May 9 and 16 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
- Zumba Gold with Irina (modified aerobics) on Wednesdays May 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8 and 15 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
- The Happy Class on Mondays, May 9 and 16 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Denise will teach participants how to improve life experiences through mindful practices and meditation. Learn how to respond instead of react.
Geneaology Programs: for Riverhead Free Library patrons only. All classes to be held in the computer training lab. Basic web browsing skills are necessary for all classes.
- Using city directories, mortality schedules, church and cemetery records to find your ancestors online on Saturday, May 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon.
- U.S. Census Records: The Basics on Saturday, June 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Learn how to access and use the wealth of genealogical information available online in U.S. census data from 1790 to 1940.
Community Services Programs: Registration is not required. Call 631-272-3228, ext. 135 for more information.
- ESL Classes: The library offers ongoing ESL Conversation classes which are held on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. or 7 to 8 p.m., and Thursday mornings from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Get Tech Programs: For Riverhead Free Library cardholders only. Registration is required.
- Introduction to Google Drive on May 24 from 10 to 11 a.m. Learn about the many functions of Google Drive, a cloud storage tool which lets you securely store documents online where you can access them from any computer, tablet or smart phone so long as you have internet access. Basic web browsing skills are required.
New Adult Programs: (recommended ages 18 to 35), registration is required
- Board Game Night on Fridays, May 20 and June 17 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
- Dungeons and Dragons on Fridays, May 6 and June 3 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
- Bingo Night on Friday, June 10 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Blood Pressure Screenings provided by Peconic Bay Medical Center on Wednesdays, May 25 and June 29 from 12 to 2 p.m. First come, first served at the library. Registration not required.
Broadway Music Slide Show with Presenter Carol Denys of Center for Creative Retirement on Friday, June 3 at 1:30 p.m. Registration is required.
Make 3D Paper Cards for Spring with crafter Elizabeth Chopin on Friday, May 6 at 1:30 p.m. Bring glue, small scissors, pencil and ruler. Registration is required.
Coloring for Adults on Thursdays May 5 and June 2 and 4 p.m. Bring crayons and/or colored pencils.
Daytime Senior Singles Meet and Greet with Librarian Laura La Sita on Wednesdays, May 4 and June 1 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Bring lunch and/or snack.
Diabetes Educational Programs: The American Diabetes Association lectures, sponsored by AARP and hosted by Riverhead Free Library. Registration is required.
- Pre-diabetes: What is pre-diabetes, how to manage, prevent or delay onset on Friday, May 6 at 10 a.m.
- Diabetes: General diabetes information, treatments, and management on Friday, May 20 at 10 a.m.
Elder Law and Estate Planning with attorney, George Roach on Friday, May 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. Registration is required.
Evening Senior Singles Meet and Greet with librarian Laura La Sita on Wednesdays May 18 and June 22 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Bring your snack and/or meal. Registration is required.
Health and Medicare/Medicaid Insurance free counseling (HIICAP) on Tuesdays, May 17 and June 21 at 9:30 a.m. Call for an appointment with John S. of SC Retired Senior Volunteers. He privately assists Medicare eligible persons with information on enrollments, benefits and options.
Heart to Heart informational talk with Dr. K. Poumpouridis of NSH Hospital on Wednesday, May 4 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Questions and answers on prevention and care of your heart. Registration is required.
Meditation and Gentle Care of Self with Fran Russo, massage and Reiki therapist on Fridays, May 13 and 27 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon.
Opera: An Introduction with Franco Varuolo, Professor of SBU on Tuesdays, May 17 and 24 from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. An informal talk on the beginnings of Italian Opera.
Peconic Bay Medical Center Hospital Lectures at the Library at 11 a.m. Reservations are required.
- May 31: Fall Prevention and Balance Strategies
- June 28: Staying Fit – Stretch For Life
SCORE: Free individualized counseling with advisors Ron Breuer and Greg Fischer by appointment only on Fridays May 6, 20, June 3 and 17. Call the library at 631-727-3228 ext. 119.
Stress Reduction and Relaxation with educator Marlyn Garcia on Monday, May 16 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Science Study Jams: with Anthony Abbate
- Earth Science on Monday, June 13 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Southold Free Library
- Chemistry Regents Review on Saturday, June 18 from 2 to 2:30 p.m. at the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Library
Math Study Jams: with Nizo (Nizar Chrabekh) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
- Algebra 1 on Wednesday, May 25
- Geometry on Thursday, May 26
- Trigonometry on Thursday, June 2Family Programs:
Friday Family Movies at 4 p.m.
- Peanuts on Friday, May 13 for all ages, rated G, 88 minutes.
Programs for All Ages:
Community Art and Nature Festival with Tony Valderrama and Christine Harmon from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 15. Come and help beautify the library’s east yard at a painting and gardening party. Tony Valderrama will sketch a mural on the library yard will and all ages are invited to help create a lasting, artistic impression by adding personal color to the painting. A flower garden and peaceful reading area will be created with the help of Christine Harmon. Bring paintbrushes and/or gardening gloves. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Teens in grades 9-12 will receive community service credit.
Friday Movie Matinees at 12:30
- It Happened One Night on Friday, May 20. 1934, 1 hour and 45 minutes
- The Walk on Friday, June 17. 2015, PG, 2 hours.
Giving New Life to Old Gravestones: Southold’s Old Burying Ground is an historic gem, the oldest surviving colonial cemetery in New York State. The burying ground is in serious need of repair. Come find out how to be part of a major preservation project currently underway.
- Saturday, May 7 at 10 a.m.: At the Old Burying Ground. Come in for a hands-on demonstration at the Old Burying Ground. Observe stones being cleaned and straightened, and cracks being repaired through techniques that are easy to apply. Enjoy angel wing cookies.
Old Burying Ground Visit at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 13 with Melissa Andruski. Gather at the library’s entrance and walk to the Southold Presbyterian Church’s cemetery. The oldest section, with its rows of headstones created from sand-stone, slate and marble mark the remains of early settlers. Dress comfortable for this amble around the historic acre. Registration is not required. Rain cancels.
Willow Hill Cemetery Visit at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 27 with Melissa Andruski. Park and access the cemetery along Lower Road. Several Southold families from the 19th century to the present day rest here. Registration is not required. Rain cancels.
AARP Smart Driver from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a 1/2 hour lunch with volunteer instructor, Bernie Kettenbeil. This class, geared to drivers ages 50+ will help reduce insurance rates. Registration is required. The cost for this class is $20 for AARP members or $25 for non-members, payment must be made by check made payable to AARP. No cash or credit will be accepted.
Concerts: Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
- New York Exceptions on Sunday, May 15 at 2 p.m. A 50’s, 60’s and 70’s band.
- One performance, two great sounds on Thursday, June 16 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. with jazz saxophonist Shenole Latimer and pianist Jeffrey Ernst performing jazz favorites from yesterday and today.
Book Discussion Group: Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., all are welcome.
- May 5: Kayak Morning by Roger Rosenblatt
- June 2: Bend in the River by V.S. Naipaul
- July 7: Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf