PLEASE NOTE:NSPL cardholders may register in-person, by phone, or online for ALL SUMMER ADULT PROGRAMS on
July 1 unless otherwise noted. For programs with fees, in-person registration is required.
Non-residents may register beginning July 5, space permitting.
No registration. All are welcome!
The Space Between Us
Wednesday, July 5, 2:00 and 6:30 PM
In the near future, a private space
company founded by Nathaniel Shepherd
(Gary Oldman) works with NASA to
colonize another planet. Years later, the
first human born on Mars (Asa Butterfield) travels to Earth
and embarks on an adventure to discover
how he came to be. 121 minutes. Rated
Beauty and the Beast
Wednesday, July 26, 2:00 and 6:30 PM
A young prince (Dan Stevens), imprisoned
in the form of a beast, can only be freed
by true love. His last opportunity arrives
when he meets Belle (Emma Watson), the only human girl
to ever visit his castle. 129 minutes. Rated PG.
The Great Wall
Wednesday, August 2, 2:00 and 6:30 PM
In the time of the Song dynasty, a mercenary
warrior (Matt Damon) is imprisoned within
the Great Wall. He discovers the mystery
behind one of the greatest wonders of
the world as waves of marauding beasts
besiege the massive structure, leading him
to join an army to confront this seemingly unstoppable
force. 103 minutes. Rated PG-13.
The Lost City of Z
Wednesday, August 16, 2:00 and 6:30 PM
The incredible true story of British explorer
Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), who
journeys into the Amazon at the dawn
of the twentieth century and discovers
evidence of a previously unknown,
advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the
region. 141 minutes. Rated PG-13.
No registration necessary; all are welcome!
Saturdays, July 8 & August 5
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Experienced knitter Judy
Tirman will be available for
Creative Writing Group
Saturdays, July 8 & August 12,
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
This writing workshop will be lead
by writer Anne Kelly-Edmunds.
Registration Required Unless Otherwise Noted
Friends of the Library
Wednesdays, July 5 and August 2
at 10:30 AM
At this meeting the Friends will be
organizing the next used book sale. Any
NSPL cardholder can join the Friends of the
Library and volunteer to help.
Summer Reading Expo
Wednesday, July 5 at 2:00 PM
Book lovers of all ages are invited to visit our Reading Expo Event. Browse our displays of suggested
reading, enter free raffles to win great prizes, receive a complimentary book bag provided by the
Friends of The Library, and enjoy free swag to fill your bag!
Used Book Sale
Saturdays, July 8 & July 22,
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday, July 12, 4:00 – 8:00 PM
Fridays, July 7, 14, 21, 28, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Non-refundable fee: $16.
technique offers a unique method of body
control and conditioning while improving
flexibility, balance, and overall well-being.
Bring a yoga mat.
Intro to Yoga
July 8, 15, 22, 29,
10:00 – 11:00 AM
Non-refundable fee: $16.
series includes an intro to asana (the
physical practice of yoga), pranayama
(breathing techniques to regulate the
nervous system), and dhyana (meditation
technique), honoring yoga philosophy
designed to balance body and mind. Class
is for any body type, or any level of fitness.
Outdoor Photo Shoot:
Wading River Duck Ponds
Monday, July 10, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
John Spoltore teaches this class featuring
digital photography basics along with an
outdoor photo shoot. You will practice actual
shooting techniques along with making
adjustment settings to obtain various image
effects. Bring your camera and instructional
manual (charge your camera batteries). Meet
at the Wading River Duck Ponds.
(Indoor Portrait Session
at library if raining)
Tick-Borne Disease –
What You Need to Know
Monday, July 10, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Chances are that you, or someone you
know, has been diagnosed with Lyme or
another tick-borne disease. Dr. Anna-
Marie Wellins DNP, a member of the
Medical Advisory Panel of Southampton
Hospital’s Tick-Borne Disease Resource
Center, will speak about the types of
diseases that are carried by the different
species of ticks found on Eastern
Long Island, as well as the symptoms,
diagnostic tests, and treatment options.
Tips on preventing tick bites will also be
shared. Each attendee will receive a free
tick kit. There will be ample time for Q
& A. Please call (631) 929-4488 for more
information and to reserve your seat.
Intro to Excel
Tuesday, July 11,
6:30 – 8:30 PM
Learn the basics of the world’s most
popular spreadsheet program,
including creating, editing, and
formatting worksheets, formulas, and
much more. Prerequisites: Computer
Kindergarten and 1st Grade or
Tuesday, July 25, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Learn more about the world’s most
popular spreadsheet program,
including functions, working with
ranges, macros, charting and much
more. Prerequisites: Computer
Kindergarten, Computer 1st Grade
and Introduction to Microsoft Excel or
Tuesday, August 1, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Using Microsoft Excel, the world’s most
popular spreadsheet program, learn
advanced features including vLookup,
data validation and much more.
Prerequisites: Computer Kindergarten
and 1st Grade, Introduction and
New York Blood Center Blood Drive
(Emergency Blood Shortage)
Wednesday, July 12, 12:30 – 6:30 PM
Drop in at NSPL between 12:30 and 6:30 PM
or click on "Donate" on the New York Blood
to schedule an appointment!
For eligibility requirements,
go to www.nybloodcenter.org
or call (800) 688-0900.
Canasta: Beginner and Refresher
Thursdays, July 13, 20 & 27,
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Learn or re-learn how to play this trendy card
game that was popular in the 50s. Canasta
brings you timeless amounts of fun. Bring a
friend or come and make new ones.
Cooking with Block Island Seafood
Thursday, July 13 at 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Non-refundable fee: $3.
Craig of Block
Island Seafood cooks: basil butter mahimahi
over Mediterranean couscous salad
and Long Island seafood chowder.
Off the Beaten Path in France
Saturday, July 15, 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Join us as we get away from the big cities
and instead visit tiny villages and the notso-
famous smaller cities throughout France,
highlighting art and architecture, natural
beauty, cuisine, history, and festivals.
Tai Chi: 6 combinations/8 methods
(Li Ho Ba Fa)
Wednesdays, July 19, 26, August 2, 9, & 16
10:00 – 11:00 AM
Non-refundable fee: $20.
Wear loose fitting
clothing and sneakers or flat shoes. Tai Chi is
an ancient Chinese art that can improve your
circulation, balance, and help to maintain a
healthy nervous system. It can aid in keeping
your body flexible, muscles toned, and mind
alert. Join certified instructor Frank Galante
for this 5 week course.
N.Y. State Defensive Driving
Monday, July 17 and Tuesday, July 18
5:30 – 8:30 PM (2 nights) Or
Saturday, July 22, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
A $30 check or money order made payable
to The Clausen Agency will be collected
Tuesdays, July 18
& August 15
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
Fondant Cake Decorating
Tuesday, July 18, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Learn how to make fondant icing as well as
how to roll it out and place it onto a 7 inch
cake. Design a summer themed cake with
decorative fondant pieces that you create
then take your cake home in a bakery box.
Wednesday, July 19 at 7:00 PM
Everyone is welcome to meet with
local artists. Rosamaria Eisler will give
a presentation on her work currently
displayed at the library.
Thursday, July 20 at 7:00 PM
(Rain date is Friday, July 21 at 7:00 PM)
Meet in main lobby for a walk around
the grounds with Horticulturist Carolyn
Zambraski. Learn how you can add some
of the library’s great design elements and
plants to your own garden.
Mondays, July 24, 31,
August 7, 14, 21, & 28
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Come and learn the exciting and
fascinating game of Bridge. Learn
strategies and sharpen thinking skills. Play
with partners and meet new friends.
Paint: Calla Lilies
Monday, July 24, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Non-refundable fee of $3.
Laura Goetz and paint a pink Calla Lily,
in a style similar to Georgia O’ Keefe.
Beginners are welcome. All supplies are
JFK: An American Icon
Saturday, July 29, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
In his almost three years as president,
JFK faced the question of Civil Rights, the
Vietnam War, and the most dangerous
two weeks in American history, the Cuban
Missile Crisis. Still, it is Kennedy’s image,
personality, family, and youth that make
him one of America’s most iconic figures.
Join historian Martin H. Levinson in
discussing this larger-than-life American
leader who inspired hope and confidence
in American politics.
Registration Required Unless Otherwise Noted
Coin & Stamp Appraisal
Tuesday, August 1, 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Join coin and stamp appraiser Frank
McAlonan to find if that rare or unique
coin or stamp is worth something! Call to
make a 15-minute appointment.
A Writer’s Playshop 2017
Thursdays, August 3, 10, 17, & 24
2:00 – 4:00 PM
Summertime is a perfect time to play. So,
put your serious side on the sidelines for
this all-new, fun-filled Writer’s “Playshop”
led by Anne Kelly-Edmunds. We will explore
lighthearted approaches to getting our
stories on the page. Fiction or memoir, poetry
or prose. Bring a notebook and a pen, or your
Animal Art Workshop
Saturdays, August 5, 12, 19
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Ever wanted to draw, paint,
or sketch your pet? Here’s
your chance to learn! The
art of the “Quick Sketch”
will be explored as well as other exercises
in drawing and painting animals. You will
leave the class with a better understanding
of creating animals in art. The instructor will
have photographs of animals, or bring your
own. A materials list is available online and on
the program flier.
Summer Yoga Immersion:
Relax, Renew and Revive Mini-Retreat
Saturday, August 5, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Take time out of your busy schedule to join
Amy Perri for a mini yoga retreat that includes:
yogic philosophy, a yoga asana class, and a
Kirtan (call and response singing) with music
and drumming. End with a relaxation practice
& singing bowl sound bath. All levels and
abilities welcome. Dress in layered, stretchy
clothing; bring a yoga mat, blanket and a
percussion instrument if you have one.
My Life with the Kennedy Family
Saturday, August 5,
1:30 – 3:30 PM
NY Times current
bestseller Jackie’s Girl is
a coming-of age memoir
written by local author
Kathy McKeon who was
Jackie Kennedy’s personal
assistant and nanny.
Come join us in a book
talk moderated by an
NSPL librarian and Q & A with Kathy. Please
bring your own copy of Jackie’s Girl for Kathy
to sign. Register online or call: 631-929-4488.
Seeing How Digital Cameras Work
Tuesday, August 8, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
John Spoltore is back to share his photographic
wisdom. This is a combination lecture and
live demonstration utilizing a digital camera
tethered to a laptop and digital projector
to demonstrate the effects of digital camera
settings, photo techniques, and composition.
AARP Driver Safety Class – Two Day Class
Tuesday, August 15 & Thursday, August 17
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (2-Day)
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.
Paint Party: Sunset Sailboat
Tuesday, August 15, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Non-refundable fee of $8.
Let’s paint together as Melissa leads
the painting of a seascape scene.
Bus Trip to New York Botanical Garden:
Featuring the Chihuly Garden Exhibit
Wednesday, August 16
The artwork of world-renowned sculptor
Dale Chihuly will be featured in a major exhibition at NYBG. This
limited-run exhibit will feature monumental installations within
and around the most celebrated sites in the Botanical Garden’s
landscape. Round-trip bus leaves from NSPL at 8:00 AM. $75
per person non-refundable fee includes admission to NYBG and
the Chihuly Exhibit, lunch at Mario’s restaurant on Arthur Avenue
(including tax and tip), and round-trip transportation. Tickets for
non-NSPL cardholders go on sale July 5.
Garden Getaways: Part 2 - Why Stop at Summer!
Thursday, August 17, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
We’ll visit 10 new gardens in their late summer
and autumn beauty. You’ll take home
comprehensive information about the 35 public
gardens in the immediate NY area, and the best
eateries and attractions close to those gardens.
Lead a More Positive and Fulfilling Life with Meditation
Friday, August 25, 7:00 to 8:30 PM
People have been practicing meditation for centuries and today
we see a surge in its popularity as new benefits continue to be
discovered. Join John Bednarik to learn a simple meditation
technique to incorporate into your life that can be used daily for
greater peace, energy, and well-being.
NY Philharmonic: The NSPL will be reserving tickets for the
2017-18 Philharmonic season for the following choice of
• Sat. 11/4/17 @ 8 PM – Bernstein and Rhapsody in Blue
• Sat. 12/2/17 @ 8 PM – Ax, Mozart and Brahms
• Sat. 3/3/18 @ 8 PM – Van Zweden, Wang and The Rite of Spring
• Sat. 4/7/18 @ 2 PM – Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony
• Sat. 5/19/18 @ 8 PM – Shostakovich and Mendelssohn
Transportation to Lincoln Center $30 for one-way or round-trip.
Contact Gerri Foudy (email@example.com) for
concert ticket prices and seat selections.
New York Philharmonic presents
Star Wars: A New Hope - In Concert
Saturday, September 16
Luke Skywalker begins a journey that will change the galaxy, as
he leaves his home planet, battles the evil Empire, and learns
the ways of the Force. Don’t miss the World Premiere of A New
Hope in concert, with the unparalleled New York Philharmonic
performing John Williams’s Oscar-winning score live to the
complete film. Tickets available beginning July 1 - prices range
from $78.50 to $168.50 for this sold-out event. Round-trip bus
($30 for round-trip or one-way) leaves from the NSPL parking lot
at 4:30 PM. For more information or to purchase a ticket contact
Gerri Foudy, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Season
Reserve your tickets now for the following operas:
• Norma by Bellini Thurs. 9/28/17 @ 8:00 PM. Conductor:
Carlo Rizzo. Cast: Sondra Radvanovsky, Joyce DiDonato.
• Die Zauberflöte by Mozart Thurs. 10/5/17 @ 7:30 PM.
Conductor: James Levine. Cast: Golda Schultz, Kathryn Lewek.
• Requiem by Verdi Weds. 11/29/17 @ 7:30 PM.
Conductor: James Levine.
• Luisa Miller by Verdi Thurs. 3/29/18 @ 7:30 PM. Conductor:
James Levine. Cast: Placido Domingo, Sonya Yoncheva.
• Tosca by Puccini Thurs. 4/26/18 @ 8:00 PM. Conductor:
Bertrand de Billy. Cast: Anna Netrebko, Marcelo Álvarez.
• Cendrillon by Massenet Thurs. 5/3/2018 @ 8:00 PM. Conductor:
Bertrand de Billy. Cast: Joyce DiDonato, Kathleen Kim.
Round-trip bus ($30 for round-trip or one-way) leaves from the
NSPL parking lot at 4:00 PM For more information about
available seats and prices contact Gerri Foudy, email@example.com.
Community Chalk Art with
Spirit Sky Drumming
Friday, July 7, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Join us for an evening where you let the pavement
be your canvas. Using street chalk, create beautiful
works of art on the patio surface outside the library.
Please register for this event on July 1 at the circulation desk.
Drumming with George Schultz of SpiritSky starts at 7:00 PM
(no registration for drumming). For family audiences.
Catch the Eclipse!
Monday, August 21 at 1:30 PM
Join Tom Madigan from Astronomy for Change and S.C.C.C.
for a short presentation on the phenomenon of the solar
eclipse. He will then lead us outside to watch the solar eclipse
as it travels across our sky with special take home viewing
glasses. Please register for this community event starting on
July 1 at the circulation desk.
Copies of the books are available at the Circulation and Reference Desks.
Everyone is welcome!
NOTE: Our World Literature Series will start up again in September. Please check
our September/October newsletter for dates and titles.
Contemporary Evening Book Discussions:
Discussions will be moderated by Professor Mike Boecherer of SCCC
The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
Thursday, July 20 at 7:30 PM
A college student’s biography assignment leads him to
investigate a thirty-year-old murder. A smart thriller with an
engaging narrative that explores the concepts of justice,
honesty, and responsibility.
Brooklyn by Colm Toíbín
Thursday, August 17 at 7:30 PM
Award winner Toibin has written a coming-of-age novel set
in Brooklyn and Ireland in the early 1950s. A young Irish
woman crosses the ocean to make a new life for herself after
a priest from Brooklyn offers to sponsor her to work in a
neighborhood “just like Ireland.”
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
County Community College will introduce the films and
lead discussions. Refreshments will be served.
Sunset Boulevard (1950) 1 hr. 50 min.
Thursday, July 13 at 1:00 PM
Rebecca (1940) 2 hr. 10 min.
Thursday, August 10 at 1:00 PM
A to Z World Travel
For your travel destinations,
informative travel database
containing both tourist
and cultural information
on more than 160 cities
INDIVIDUAL BUSINESS COUNSELING (SCORE)
Wednesday Evenings, July 12 & August 16
6:00 – 9:00 PM
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 at longislandscore.org to
schedule an appointment.
Need assistance with your e-reader?
Monday & Wednesday evenings: 5 – 8 PM (Not 7/3 & 7/5)
Saturdays, July 29 & Aug. 5: 1 – 5 PM
This assistance is available for our NSPL cardholders.
The Reference Department has 4 iPads for use in the library, each
with several applications to help you conduct your research. Please
the Reference Desk to ask for an iPad.
NOTE: You must be over 18 years of age with a valid NSPL Library Card
driver's license to use an iPad. The librarian will hold your license
while you are using the iPad.