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March April program registration for Westbury & Carle Place residents begins February 27
Library Budget Vote & Trustee Election
Tuesday, April 4, 9:00 - 9:00 at the Library
Budget Hearing & Library Board Meeting
Tuesday, March 21, 7:00
Tuesday, March 28, 2:00 - 6:00
AARP Free Tax-Aide - FILLED
Wednesdays, February 1 through April 12, 9:30 - 1:30
Free tax assistance will be available at the library for patrons 50 and older. AARP volunteers will assist you in the preparation of your tax returns. Bring all necessary documents, including tax return for 2015. This service is available to Westbury and Carle Place residents only. Call for an appointment.
Classical Music for a Sunday Afternoon
Sunday, March 26, 2:30
Welcome back Philip Malamud as he plays sonatas by Bach, Beethoven, Grieg and Chopin. Mr. Malamud, pianist, and music historian, has appeared with the Hicksville Symphony and the Hofstra Chamber Orchestra.
The Long Island Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra
Sunday, April 2, 2:30
LIMAGO returns to the Library to present a delightful mixed program of music, including folk, ethnic, classical, and popular genres. The orchestra is comprised of mandolins, mandolas, mandocello, guitars, bass and accordion. Its members span various age groups and come from all walks of life. They are all bound together by a love of music and the desire to increase the popularity of the mandolin and guitar. Open to all.
Meet the Elected Officials - Senator Elaine Phillips
Thursday, April 13, 7:00
Meet with newly elected Senator, Elaine Phillips. Public officials and their staff will be present to discuss county-related issues and assist constituents with matters of concern.
DIY Terrarium Workshop
Monday, April 17, 7:00
If you have a green thumb but minimal garden space, why not create your own mini-world full of lush and beautiful plants by making your own terrarium? Terrariums are easy-to-make, low-maintenance gardens that last almost indefinitely with minimal water. Come design and create a small glass fish bowl terrarium filled with green plants, moss, and stone. Care sheet and all materials will be provided. Bring a bag to carry your creation home. Out-of-district residents may register March 27. Fee $15 payable to Maria Colletti. Class limit 15.
African Heritage Tour Bus Trip
Tuesday, May 23
Immerse yourself in New York’s African American History by visiting a sacred space - The African Burial Ground Memorial. From the 1690’s until 1794, both free and enslaved Africans were buried in a 6.6-acre burial ground in Lower Manhattan. Lost to history due to development, the grounds were rediscovered in 1991, containing over 400 sets of remains. Enjoy a family style lunch at Sylvia’s Restaurant. Then we will make our way to Harlem for a guided bus tour and learn about the unique History and Culture of Harlem. A non-refundable fee of $99 is payable to Rendezvous Travel.
new museum pass
The Nassau County Museum of Art (COMING sOON)
This museum is dedicated to fostering a deeper understanding of art and culture through exhibition and education programs for people of all ages and backgrounds. This museum is ranked among the nation's largest, most important suburban art museums. Each pass is good for two adults and four children per visit. For Westbury Library cardholders. Please reserve this pass at the Circulation Desk.
Additional passes: Long Island Children’s Museum, Cradle of Aviation and Old Westbury Gardens.
HEALTH & FITNESS
Free Blood Pressure Screening
Wednesday, March 8 and April 12, 10:00 - 12:00
Free blood pressure screening conducted by St. Francis Hospital will be available the second Wednesday of every month in the Small Meeting Room. No appointments necessary.
St. Francis Hospital Community Health Bus
Monday, April 3, 10:00 – 2:00
The bus will be parked at Jefferson Street to provide free health screenings. The screenings include a brief cardiac history, blood pressure, simple blood test for cholesterol and diabetes screening with appropriate patient education and referrals as needed. Clients must be 18 years or older. No appointment necessary.
Tuesdays, March 7, 14, 28, April 11, 18, 25, 6:00 - 7:00 - MAKE UP CLASS, TUESDAY, MAY 2
Learn the techniques of Joseph A. Pilates in this beginner/intermediate class. Please bring a mat and water and wear comfortable clothing. Instructor MaryEllen Petassi, is a certified personal trainer and a registered Pilates instructor with the American Council of Exercise. Out-of-district residents may register March 2. Fee $42. Class limit 30.
Tuesdays, March 7, 14, 28, April 11, 18, 25, 7:30 - 8:30 - MAKE UP CLASS, TUESDAY, MAY 2
Build strength, increase your flexibility and release stress. Instructor Ariel is a registered Yoga teacher.
Out-of-district residents may register March 2. Fee $42. Class limit 30.
Health Talks with Northwell Health
Friday, April 28, 10:00
This lecture will review normal and abnormal anatomy of the bones, the causes, signs and symptoms of osteoporosis and treatments including lifestyle changes. Presenter: Dr. Mia Cla
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson
Wednesday, April 5, 7:30
The 100th-anniversary chronicle of the sinking of the Lusitania, unique luxury liner during World War I. The story discusses the factors that led to the tragedy and the contributions of such figures as President Wilson, bookseller Charles Lauriat and architect Theodate Pope Riddle. Discussion leader: C. Yvette Long, Librarian.
driver safety classes
AARP Smart Driver - FILLED
AARP Smart Driver Class
Saturday, April 8, 10:00 – 4:30
This six-hour defensive driving class is for seniors 50 years or older. Registration for Westbury and Carle Place residents begins February 27; out-of-district residents may register March 20. Fee $20 for AARP members, $25 for nonmembers, payable to AARP, check or money order. Class limit 35. Next class 7/7/17.
DEFENSIVE DRIVING WITH EMPIRE SAFETY COUNCIL
This six-hour class is taught at the Library, and is open to all age groups. Call Mr. Palumbo at 631 254-6202 to register. Fee $28. Class limit 45. Classes for 2017 are scheduled for Saturday, June 3 and December 2, 2017. Class begins at 10:00
Friday, March 24, 6:00
Rated R, 139 minutes
It's the extraordinary true story of Desmond Doss who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was nevertheless wrong. As an army medic, he singlehandedly evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers and was wounded by a grenade and hit by snipers.
Manchester by the Sea
Friday, March 31, 6:00
Rated R, 137 minutes
An uncle is forced to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.
Friday, April 7, 6:00
Rated PG-13, 138 minutes
A black garbage collector named Troy Maxson in 1950s Pittsburgh is bitter that baseball's color barrier was only broken after his own heyday in the Negro Leagues, Maxson is prone to taking out his frustrations on his loved ones.
T uesday, April 11, 2:00
Rated PG, 108 minutes
A koala impresario stages a grand singing competition for the world's animals in order to save his elegant theater and bring it back to its former glory.
Friday, April 14, 6:00
Rated PG 13, 119 minutes
The incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson - brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.
Friday, April 28, 6:00
Rated PG-13, 119 minutes
At only five years old, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India. Unable to read or write or recall the name of his hometown or even his own last name, he survived alone for weeks on the rough streets of Calcutta before ultimately being transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia.
Do you need help using your Apple or Android Tablet? Do you have a new Smartphone and have no clue how to use it or add apps? Is your laptop acting strangely or you need some Microsoft Office tips? Ask the Tech Department for help! We are happy to schedule One-on-One Tech sessions with Westbury Library cardholders. Call 516-333-0176 or e-mail Randie Fox-Jackson (firstname.lastname@example.org) and ask for details.
historical society of the westburys
tHE COTTAGE - THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF THE WESTBURYS
Located in the courtyard between the Adult Library and the Children’s Library. Hours of operation for the public are Wednesdays, 10:00 to 1:00, Thursdays 1:00 to 5:00 and 12:00 to 4:00 on the first Saturday of each month, except July and August. Please contact Susan Kovarik at email@example.com or 516-333-0176 x1107 for more details.
Westbury’s Heritage Trail
Sunday, April 23, 2:30
In September, 2016, the Village of Westbury, working in conjunction with the Historical Society, designated six historic sites as part of its "Heritage Trail." Among the designated sites are The Children's Library Robert Bacon Memorial, Hicks Nursery, and the A.M.E. Zion Church. Now, the Historical Society examines the origins of each of these sites as well as how they function in the present.
ORAL HISTORY PROJECT
The Historical Society is starting an oral history project to interview long-time residents of Westbury, Old Westbury, New Cassel and Carle Place. To participate contact Susan Kovarik at the Cottage.
Westbury Walking Tour
The Historical Society has created a self-guided walking tour pamphlet, “Westbury History in Stride.” It is not necessary to do the walking to enjoy reading and remembering some of the places which were part of Westbury’s history. The tour begins at the Quaker Meeting House with the A.M.E. Zion Church as another of the many points of interest. Copies are available at the cottage for a voluntary donation.
Roku streaming stick now available
Watch movies on your television without using a DVD or Blu-Ray disc! The Roku Stick is a device that connects to the internet and gives you access to 200+ pre-loaded movies and TV shows. WiFi access and an HDM1 port on your TV are required. Westbury cardholders.
Come, share your love of crafting and join the Community Crafters Night where the community can come together through crafting. Bring your portable projects to work on, share, learn and explore with other crafters. Knit, crochet, weave, quilt, scrap book, and jewelry making are a few of the crafts to explore. Most of the time, it meets the first Thursday of every month from 6:00 - 8:30.
Meeting dates: Thursdays, February 23, March 2 and April 6, 2017
Homebound Delivery Service
Westbury Memorial Public Library provides home delivery of Library materials for patrons in the Westbury or Carle Place school districts who are unable to visit the Library due to disability or extended illness and have no other options with regard to picking up Library materials. Please contact Ron Schachter for delivery guidelines and information.
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone 516-333-0176 Ext. 1309
HEALTH INSURANCE CONSULTATIONS
See if you qualify for health insurance at little or no cost for the entire family with the New York State sponsored Child Health Plus and Medicaid Managed Care health insurance programs offered by UnitedHealthcare Community Plan.
Luz-Mery Guecha will assist you and answer questions. 516-644-9031
At the Westbury Memorial Public Library Tuesdays, 2:00pm - 5:30pm in the small meeting room.
Compruebe si califica para seguro medico a bajo precio o sin costo para toda su familia con los programas de seguro de salud Child Health Plus y Medicaid Managed Care patroncinados por el estado de Nueva York ofrecidos por UnitedHealthcare Community Plan.
Hablamos espanol - Luz-Mery Guecha 516-644-9031
En el Westbury Memorial Public Library. Matres, 2:00pm - 5:30pm.
FREE ESOL classes are being held at the Library throughout the year sponsored by Literacy Nassau. To register for classes please perform the following:
Call Umama Pasha (516) 867-3580, Ext. 17 and leave one message.
Note: Literacy Nassau also offers Citizenship and reading assistance.
Visit the website www.literacynassau.org
Once at the website click to STUDENTS and notice the Registration Information*.
*Most Fall classes begin October 17, 2016
To register using the website fill in the information requested in the “Request Registration Information“
WESTBURY STUDENTS, to register in Westbury:
Registration also takes place at: St. Brigid’s R. C. Church, 75 Post Avenue, 2nd Floor, Westbury, NY 11590
Literacy Nassau - Las clases de ESOL
Para inscribirse en las clases por favor, haga lo siguiente:
Llame a Umama Pasha (516) 867-3580, extensión 17 y deje un mensaje
Nota: Literacy Nassau tambien ofrece Ciudadanía y asistencia de la lectura.
Visite el sitio web www.literacynassau.org
Una vez en el sitio web, haga clic a los Estudiantes (Students) y observe la información de registro.
*La mayoría de las clases de otoño comienzan el 17 de Octubre, 2016.
Para registrarse a través del sitio web llene la información solicitada en “Solicitud de Información de Registro" (Request Registration Information)
ESTUDIANTES de WESTBURY, para registrarse en Westbury:
El registro tambien es en La Iglesia de Santa Brígida, 75 Post Avenue, 2nd Planta, Westbury, NY 11590
Meets Fridays from 1:00 - 4:00
Join this congenial group of players. New players are welcome.
did you know?
the westbury library offers a variety of services for the westbury/carle place community including:
- Museum Passes
- Video Games
- Notary Services
- One-on-One Technology Help
- And More! Click here for a full list of services