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Special Interest

Finding Peace Through Meditation – Virtual 
Tuesdays, July 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25, 10:00 am – 11:00 am (6 sessions), via Zoom

When you meditate, you calm and focus your mind through your breathing. Learn how to beat that overwhelming feeling through meditation and start to experience a deep and authentic inner peace. Enjoy this six-week series with Stephany Taylor from Kadampa Meditation Center of Long Island.

Meeting Link:
Password: 847428

Tai Chi – Virtual 
Fridays, August 7, 14, 21, September 4, 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and November 6, 13, 20, 10:00 am – 11:00 am (15 sessions), via Zoom

Tai Chi has been called the perfect exercise. Learn this ancient Chinese healing art of meditative simple movements. It helps reduce stress and anxiety and increases flexibility and balance. Marvin Berg from NUMC will conduct this series.

Meeting Link:
Password: 544733

Book Discussion: “Imagine Your Story” Summer Reading Program Theme – Virtual
Thursday, July 16, 3:00 pm, via Zoom

For this July session, you can make up a story; or Google one and tell us about it, or tell a personal story; or even share a happy/uplifting experience to cheer us up during these trying times.

Meeting Link:
Password: 7eZWa0

Book Discussion – Virtual
Thursday, August 6, 7:00 pm, via Zoom

Arthur Dobrin, local author, coauthor, and editor of more than twenty books, will discuss Love the One You’re With, a short story from his book entitled The Harder Right: Stories of Conscience and Choice.

Meeting Link:
Password: 021761

Coming Up

Library Board Meetings

Thursday, August 20, 7:00 pm

The Westbury Library Board of Trustees would like to invite the public to attend our upcoming board meetings via Zoom. Meetings are typically held on the third Thursday of each month starting at 7:00 pm. The meeting can be joined at the following


Or by calling the following phone number on the evenings of the meetings after 6:45 pm: 1-646-558-8656

The public is encouraged to email if they have any questions.

The Westbury Friends of the Library Group

You, the community are invited to join us.

Please contact Kathleen Gaskin at (516) 333-0176, Ext. 1151

or send an email to: to find out what the Friends are, what they can do for the Library, and how your talents and enthusiasm can fit in.

Note to Carle Place WMPL cardholders

There is a need for volunteers to serve on the Carle Place Library Funding Board.

This Board has been instituted for over 15 years. Two members of the 5 elected members have served for 15 years. One is up for election in December and is not going to run. The second Board member will also not run when his term ends. The present contract requires a 5 member board or the contract with the Westbury Library is voided and library privileges would end. Several people are needed. Please send your contact information to CPPLFD, P O Box #155, Carle Place, NY 11514.


Museum Passes

Passes available:

  • Cradle of Aviation Museum
  • Firefighters Museum and Educational Center
  • Long Island Children’s Museum
  • Nassau County Museum of Art
  • Old Bethpage Village Restoration
  • Old Westbury Gardens
  • The Vanderbilt Mansion/Museum/Planetarium
  • Empire Pass (1 Day Pass, 3 Day Pass)


Tech One-on-One

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 do 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 email Chris Durrah ( and ask for details.