Adult Programs

February 2011

In-person registration begins on Tuesday, February 1 at 10 AM unless otherwise noted unless otherwise noted. On the 4th of the month, we will accept telephone or online registration. To register online, have your NSPL Library card handy and go to the Library’s website.
Please click here for more information. Online Registration

Please see our "Senior Corner" and
our "Multicultural Corner"pages for monthly events!

February 2011 Art Exhibit

"Royal to Rusty"
Photography by Ray Germann and Janet Glazer
In her work, Janet Glazer, artist and professional photographer, searches for movement, strong composition and calligraphy lines. She worked for many years supervising food photography. Her work has been widely shown in New York City galleries as well as colleges - many as one woman shows - including at the New Century Art Gallery. Ms. Glazer also won the St. Gaudins Medal for her drawing.

Ray Germann, a professional photographer, brings to life the rusty discarded automobile that is left in the landscape to rust. His work over thirty-five years documents the changes in landscapes and city surroundings, like the once royal vehicle that is now covered with rust and overgrown by vegetation. Mr. Germann’s work is part of several museums’ collections, including The Museum of the City of New York, The New York City Public Library and the Bibliotheque Nationale of France. The photographs in this exhibition represent a tribute to the craft of a bygone age.

In the Glass Case:

Pottery by C.C. Bookout
Well-known potter C.C. Bookout displays her most recent works in the glass case. Although she has fired stoneware for many years, the pieces on display show her first pots fired on a two-chamber wood fired kiln. Ms. Bookout maintained her own studio in Calverton for many years. She also worked as a ceramic instructor for several local institutions, among them the Montessori School, Adult Education at SWR High School and the East End Arts Council. Her work was widely displayed in local and national galleries, including at the Elaine Benson Gallery, Vessels Gallery in Philadelphia, Pa., Hood College in Frederick, Md. as well as the East End Arts Gallery and Suffolk Community College.

The Friends of the Library will sponsor a reception for the artists on Sunday, February 6, from 2:30 to 4:00 PM. Everyone is invited to meet both photographers and Ms. Bookout.


Friday, February 4 at 7:00 PM
Stardust, an a cappella doo-wop group, sings songs from the 50s and early 60s that rekindle memories of the street corner singers who entertained us in the past. Come and join Stardust as they keep the music we all love alive.

The East End Trio:
American Songbook

Sunday, February 27 at 2:00 PM
Join Mike, Scott and Doug as they perform some of their favorite songs by American artists and composers (some artists local to Long Island). The show will feature a performance along with a bit of musical trivia and nostalgia all performed within the East End Trios unique blend of originality, style and grace.


Text Version
Wednesday, February 2 at 2:00 and 6:30 PM
Behind every legend lies an impossible dream. Witness the spectacular journey of an incredible horse named Secretariat and the moving story of his unlikely owner, a housewife who risked everything to make him a champion. Stars Diane Lane and John Malkovich. Rated PG. 123 minutes.

Get Low
Wednesday, February 23 at 2:00 and 6:30 PM,br> Felix Bush, a Tennessee hermit, is either feared or hated by most of the people that live in the town. One day, he gets the idea to throw one big bash before he kicks the bucket. While he is still alive and kickin’ he plans his very own rollicking funeral party. Stars Robert Duvall and Bill Murray. Rated PG-13. 103 minutes.

Adult Programs

In-person registration begins on Tuesday, February 1 at 10 AM unless otherwise noted. On the 2nd of the month, we will accept telephone or online registration. To register online, have your NSPL Library card handy and go to the Library’s website.
Please click here for more information. Online Registration

Jewelry Class:
Swarovski Crystal Heart Necklace

Saturday, February 5, 12:30 – 4:30 PM
Make someone special look beautiful on Valentine’s Day by making a lovely crystal heart necklace on an 18" gold filled chain. Choose from pale pink or clear crystals. Non-refundable materials fee of $20 payable at in person registration beginning on 2/1. NSPL cardholders only until 2/4. Class size is very limited.

Craft: Introduction to Card Making
Tuesday, February 8, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Using basic paper crafting techniques you will create 3 beautiful Valentine cards to take home with you. Non-refundable fee of $4 payable at in person registration beginning on 2/1. NSPL cardholders only until 2/5.

Bonsai Workshop
Saturday, February 12, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Giacomo Mule has been teaching classes in bonsai and horticulture for over 20 years. In this workshop, he will teach participants to transform a standard nursery plant into a beginning bonsai using the techniques of pruning, wiring, shaping and transplanting. He will also discuss the philosophy, history, principles and care of this ancient art form. Each participant (limit 20) will receive one tree, training wire, groundcover, bonsai pot, and care sheet. Materials fee of $15 is due at in person registration beginning on 2/1. NSPL cardholders only until 2/5. Observers are welcome as space allows.

Cooking Demo:
Sweetheart-Healthy Recipes

Tuesday, February 15, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Chef Charlie wants 2011 to be a year of healthy eating for you. Come and see what delicious and nutritious dishes he has up his sleeve this month. Nonrefundable tasting fee of $3 payable at in person registration beginning on 2/1. NSPL cardholders only until 2/5.

Computer 1st Grade for Grownups
Thursday, February 17, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
In this workshop you will learn how to work with text including inputting, inserting, moving, and erasing. Learn basic word processing skills and understand files and commands. NSPL cardholders may register in person beginning on February 1. On February 2 phone and online registration begins. Please have your library barcode handy when you call. On February 5, non residents may register if space permits.

Computer Cleanup and Security
Thursday, February 17, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Learn how to clean up and speed up your computer, protect it from viruses and spyware, minimize junk email, and more. Prerequisites: For intermediate and advanced computer users. This is a lecture and demo class and is open to all. Call or go online to register.
Suffolk County Job Fair
Wednesday, February 16, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
This JOB FAIR is presented by the Suffolk County One-Stop Employment Center. Bring your resume and dress for success. The following organizations will be in attendance: US Customs and Border Protection, ADECCO, Gurwin Home Care, Catholic Charities, United Health Care, Affinity Health Plan, St. Joseph’s College, Mass Mutual Financial Group, ACE Group/Combined Life Insurance, Suffolk County Police Department, Suffolk County Community College, Developmental Disabilities Institute, Tri-county Home Nursing Services, Inc., Suffolk County Civil Service Dept., and the US Navy

Write This Way
4 Saturdays, February 19, 26 and March 5, 12, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Do you want to write? Then come right this way to a writing workshop that will offer inspiring “Story Sparks,” group discussion and gentle feedback to guide you on your way as a writer. Memoir story-starters will be included. Instructor Anne Kelly-Edmunds is a writer and former magazine editor. She has taught writing workshops for 16 years. Please bring a pen and a notepad. Class size is very limited. NSPL cardholders only until 2/5.

AARP Defensive Driving
Tuesday and Thursday, February 22 and 24 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
A fee of $12 for AARP members or $14 for non-members (payable by check only made out to AARP – no cash will be accepted) will be collected by the instructor at the first session. NSPL cardholders may register in person beginning on February 1. On February 2 telephone and online registration begins. Please have your library card barcode available when you call.

Be Healthy Now:
Overcoming Winter Blues

Tuesday, February 22, 6:45 – 8:45 PM
Does Seasonal Affective Disorder have a grip on you or someone in your family? This is not a joke. Many suffer, and can benefit from knowing simple adjustments to diet, environment, movement, creativity and supplements that truly do work at balancing the body's need for sunlight. Together we can overcome the winter blues. All are welcome; call or go online to register.
Friends of the Library News
The meeting this month is scheduled for Saturday, February 5 at 10:30 AM.
The topic of discussion will be the upcoming used book sale in March. Anyone interested in volunteering to help with the used book sale please contact the library. The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 2 at 10:30 AM. There will be no Friends meeting in April.

NSPL Art Forum
The meeting this month is scheduled for Wednesday, February 16 at 7:00 PM.
Ray Germann who currently exhibits his photography will give a presentation on choosing his subjects.

Tuesday, February 22 at 5:00 PM

Reference News


February is Black History Month
Please see our bin display of books and other materials for this important month. February is also the month for Romance and Chocolate! Take a look at our selection of titles for your reading pleasure.
Wednesday evening, February 16, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
A volunteer from SCORE (Counselors to America’s Small Businesses) will be here to provide individual counseling to those who are starting up a new business or need help with an existing business. Please call the Reference Desk at 929- 4488 Ext. 225 to sign up for a one-hour appointment.


The Bacchae by Euripides
Thursday, February 10 at 2:00 PM
Please join us as our World Literature Series continues, moderated by Adjunct Professor Bill Schiavo. The Bacchae, one of Euripides’ most poetically beautiful dramas, is a psychological portrait of a young man who rejects the traditional Ancient Greek beliefs of moderation and balance, and irrationally adheres to the idea that reason is supreme over sensuality. In this last work of his life, Euripides depicts a vivid portrait of antiquity. Please join us; everyone is welcome. Copies of the play are available at the front desk.


Coming of Age in Samoa by Margaret Mead
Monday, February 28 at 2:00 PM
This month’s discussion will be on anthropologist Margaret Mead’s 1924 study of adolescent girls in the Samoan islands to determine if their “disturbances” were due to the nature of adolescence or to the civilization. Still the most widely read book in the field of anthropology, Coming of Age in Samoa has sparked years of research, debate and controversy about society, culture, science and the “nature vs. nurture debate.” Please join us; all are welcome. Copies of the book are available at the front desk. Once again, Adjunct Professor Bill Schiavo moderates.


Tinkers by Paul Harding
Thursday, March 24 at 7:30 PM
Our popular evening book discussion will take a hiatus for the month of February and continue in March with the novel Tinkers, by Pulitzer Prize winnning author Paul Harding. See our March newsletter for details

Wednesdays, February 2 – April 13
Once again, trained volunteers will be offering free tax help to Senior Citizens on an appointment basis. Please call 929-4488 Ext. 225 to reserve a date and time.

The library has a selection of NY State and Federal tax forms. In addition, links to the online forms are available on our homepage at Just look on the left side under Quick Links Computer Printing
Reminder: You need to bring your large library card (not the smaller key chain model) in order to print from our library’s computers. Only this larger card has the necessary magnetic strip required by the printer.

Did you get an audio player or e-book reader for the holidays? The library has a large collection of downloadable e-books and audiobooks for your reading and listening pleasure. Please take a look at the left side of our homepage under “Live-brary Downloads” for available titles, compatible devices, instructions and frequently asked questions about how to use this collection.

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