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Especially for Seniors

September and October 2017 Programs

Did You Know?
Ramps are not just for baby strollers! As an alternative to the steps into the front of the library, the library has two entrance walkways...one on either side of the entrance steps. The walkway on the left is wheelchair accessible and enters the library's side entrance. The walkway on the right side enters through the front doors. Please make it easy on yourself and feel free to use these walkways to visit the library.

*Assisted Listening Device Available
Portable personal listening devices are available for use during any library program. Please ask a Reference Librarian for assistance.


Text VersionHomebound Services
If you or someone you know is homebound and cannot come to the library due to a permanent or temporary disability, please contact our Homebound and Senior Services Librarian, Janis Tousey at 631-929-4488 ext 239.

Text VersionLarge Print Titles
The library has a comprehensive collection of both fiction and non-fiction titles including most new releases. "Reader’s Digest" and the "New York Times" are also available in Large Print Format.

blue ballMedicare Basics & Understanding Your Insurance Options
Thursday, September 7 at 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
With Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period coming up (October 15 through November 7) the Medicare Basics & Understanding Your Insurance options for 2018 presentation can help. Medicare beneficiaries can make informed decisions about how they want to receive their benefits and their insurance options. The presentation is offered by RSVP Suffolk and Health Insurance Information and Counseling Program (HIICAP) without any ties to commercial entity.


blue ballSenior Stretching
10:30 – 11:30 AM
September: Mondays: 11, 18, and 25
October: Mondays: 16, 23, and 30

A non-refundable fee of $6 for September sessions and $6 for October 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.


blue ballMedicare Counseling
Tuesdays, September 12 and October 17 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM
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. 225 for your appointment.


blue ballFree Blood Pressure Screening
Thursdays, September 14 and October 12 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
No registration required.


blue ballTechnology Clinic
Tuesday, September 19 & October 17, 6:00 OR 7:00 PM
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 1 hour session and let us know what device you require assistance with. You must bring your own devices for instruction.


blue ballWii Bowling
Fridays, September 15 and October 20 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Come bowl with us at “NSPL Lanes.” No special skill is needed. This computer game can even be done from a chair. All are welcome.


blue ballFilm 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.

Moonstruck (1987) 102 min.
Thursday, September 14 at 1:00 PM
Sixth Sense (1999) 107 min.
Thursday, October 12 at 1:00 PM


blue ballCOMING SOON: Music & Memory,

a music therapy program for eligible North Shore Public Library patrons. Caregivers for patrons suffering from Alzheimer’s and/or dementia may request a music playlist designed especially for that patron. Please contact Janis Tousey at 631-929-4488 Ext. 239.


blue ballCommunity Outreach
We will be your guest speaker. If your Senior Club would like to learn more about the library and what we offer, please call 631-929-4488.



Text VersionSenior Information Center
Check out the display stand that has information on all of the Library's senior programs, as well as helpful and informative pamphlets and brochures of interest to seniors. Located in the front of the library, across from the Circulation Desk.

Text VersionSenior Resources
Look for the binder located near the Senior Information Center: it's chock full of important information regarding programs and services for seniors.

Text VersionSenior Services Brochure
We've put together a brochure especially for seniors, describing library services and programs designed for you. Come in and pick up your copy!

Text VersionWheelchair Available
The library has a wheelchair available for patron use (with a family member's or friend's assistance) while in the library building. Please ask at Reference. Assisted Listening Device Available Portable personal listening devices are available for use during any library program. Please ask a Reference Librarian for assistance.

Text VersionIf you need special accommodations, please let the library know 48 hours in advance.

Text VersionWant a copy of the newsletter in Large Print? Call Janis Tousey at 929-4488 ext. 228.

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