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Registration for Westbury & Carle Place residents begins June 25, 2018.

Special Interest

Bill Wilkinson & Long Island Sound Swing Band – Outdoor Concert
Wednesday, July 18, 7:00

Led by Bill Wilkinson, famous trumpeter, and featuring the vocals of Michelle Sivori, this 19-piece professional band will recapture the American spirit of the big band era. Enjoy your favorite tunes such as Dorsey, Miller, Goodman and many more. Swing and sway and get up and dance to this timeless appealing music in our courtyard. Concert will be held indoors if it rains.


Vic Vincent Group – Outdoor Concert
Monday, August 20, 6:30

Join us at the Library for another summer concert in our beautiful courtyard! Take a walk down a musical memory lane at this tribute to the great artists from the 50’s and 60’s. Listen to the Rock & Roll sounds of Bill Haley and the Comets, Buddy Holly and Chubby Checker. Enjoy the Doo-Wop harmonies of the Platters, Five Satins and the Imperials. Dance to the pop tunes of Frank Sinatra, Paul Anka, Harry Belafonte and many more! This popular musical ensemble will delight audiences with their music, humor and trivia. Held indoors if it rains.


Finding Peace Through Meditation
Tuesdays, July 10, 17, 24, August 7, 14, 21, 10:00-11:00

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.


Adult Summer Paint Night
Monday, July 30, 6:30-8:30

Join our painting party! Challenge your inner Monet! Not artistic? No problem. You will have step by step instruction by an experienced artist from pARTy Art Studio. Leave with your own 16 x 20 interpretation of the chosen art subject. All materials will be provided. Out-of-district residents may register July 16. Class limit 15. Fee $15, payable to PArTy Art Studio.


Basic Car Maintenance
Wednesday, August 8, 7:00

Want to learn some basic car maintenance? Join two experienced mechanics, Omesh and Gary from Bargoil Service Center in Westbury as they impart common sense on how to care for your car. Topics will include checking fluids, battery maintenance, belts, tire pressure, brakes, how to change wiper blades and so much more. Free. Registration is required.

Bus Trip

Bus Trip: West Point Academy
Tuesday, September 25

Fall is a lovely season to visit West Point Academy. Sitting on scenic high ground overlooking the Hudson River, this campus is home to scores of historic sites, buildings and monuments. Enjoy an informative tour of West Point, its Chapel, Parade Grounds and Trophy Point. Lunch is at the historic Thayer Hotel. Final stop is a visit to the Purple Heart Hall of Honor, for an incredible journey through military history as well as reminders of human sacrifice and the cost of freedom. Bus departs the library at 6:30 am. A non-refundable fee of $105 is payable to Rendezvous TravelDriver’s license or State Mandated ID is required to enter Academy. All tickets must be sold by Monday, August 13 for the trip to occur.

Cooking

Cooking with Seasons 52
Monday, July 16, 7:00

Known for its seasonally inspired food featuring ingredients at their peak of freshness. We will enjoy a sampling of southern style shrimp and grits, stone-ground cheddar grits, spinach salad and a mini indulgence for dessert. Out-of-district residents may register July 11. Fee $5. Class limit 25.


Cooking with Seasons 52
Monday, August 13, 7:00

Again, Seasons 52 will offer their naturally good food with ingredients that are carefully selected and minimally processed so they are closest to their natural state. Savor a taste of sweet corn, ricotta ravioli topped with roasted red peppers and apple wood bacon, a field greens salad, and dessert. Out-of-district residents may register July 30. Fee $5. Class limit 25.

Health & Fitness

Free Blood Pressure Screening
Wednesday, July 11 and August 8, 10:00-12:00

Free blood pressure screening conducted by St. Francis Hospital in the Small Meeting Room. No appointments necessary.


Bodysculpt
Tuesdays, July 10, 24, 31 and August 7, 14, 28, 6:00-7:00

Tone, burn calories and gain flexibility in this Pilates based strength training class. Please bring a stretchy band (no handles), 3 lb. dumbbells and a mat. Instructor is Lisa Didyk, ACE Certified Personal Trainer. $42


Yoga
Tuesdays, July 10, 24, 31 and August 7, 14, 28, 7:30-8:30

Experience a blend of floor and standing postures which help to release stress and encourage a relaxed state of mind and body. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. Instructor Ariel is a registered Yoga teacher. $42.

Historical Society

The Cottage: The Historical Society of the Westburys

Within the general jurisdiction of the Westbury Memorial Public Library, the Historical Society of the Westburys shall endeavor to bring together those people who are interested in educational and cultural aspects of the history of the area of the Westburys, New Cassel and Carle Place. The Society holds monthly meetings from September through April, most of which are held on Sunday afternoons in the meeting room of the library. Programs on historical topics of local interest are presented by various speakers. The Society is still collecting items pertaining to the history of this area.

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 susankovarik@westburylibrary.org or 516-333-0176 x1107 for more details.


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.

Ongoing

Community Crafters
Meeting Date: Thursdays, May 3, June 7, 2018

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.


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.

Amparo Amaya will assist you and answer questions. 516-476-0360

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.


ESOL Classes

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. Once at the website click on STUDENTS and notice the Registration Information*.

*Most Fall classes begin in October

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 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 en Octubre

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


Scrabble
Meets Fridays from 1:00 – 4:00

Join this congenial group of players. New players are welcome.

Open House – Save the Date

Sunday, September 30

Come one, come all! We are planning a fun afternoon for the entire community. Open House, scheduled from 2:00 to 4:00 will feature live entertainment in the courtyard, activities for children, and free raffles.


Library Board Meeting
Tuesday, July 17, 7:00 and Tuesday, August 21, 7:00

The Board of Trustees meets monthly in the meeting room; the public is welcome to attend.

New

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)

Driver Safety Classes

Defensive Driving with Empire Safety Council
Friday, August 3, 10:00-4:00

This six-hour class for any age group is taught at the library for those individuals who wish to lower their points, premium, and drive safer. To register please call Mr. Palumbo at 631-254-6202 to register. Fee $28. Class limit 45.

Book Discussion

Adult Summer Reading Club – Libraries Rock!
Wednesday, July 11, 7:00 and Thursday, July 12, 2:30

Read one or more and we will rock and roll along the waterways as we discuss them. The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown, Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen, and Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie.

Discussion Leader: Kathleen Gaskin, Reference Librarian.

  • The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
    The remarkable story of the University of Washington’s 1936 eight-oar crew – sons of loggers, farmers and shipyard workers – and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal in the 1936 Berlin games.
  • Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen
    Chaz Perron wants to kill his wife for figuring out that he is a scam artist. However, she shrewdly plots and eludes him with a bunch of hilarious odd-ball characters and situations and his life becomes a topsy-turvy shambles!
  • Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
    The cruise on the Nile should be an idyllic trip, especially for the newlywed couple. Yet, Poirot has an uneasy feeling that something is dangerously amiss…

YouTube Author Views
Wednesday, August 1, 7:00 (Meeting Room) and Thursday, August 2, 2:30 (Orange Room)

Read one or both books. We will roll with the authors and share our views on YouTube. The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn, and Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. Discussion Leader: Kathleen Gaskin, Reference Librarian.

  • The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn
    Anna Fox spends her day drinking wine, watching old movies and spying on her neighbors. When she sees something she shouldn’t, Anna’s world begins to crumble.
  • Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
    In his powerful account of growing up in poor Rust Belt town, the author offers a broader look at the struggles of America’s white working class.

Movies

A Quiet Place
Friday, July 13, 6:00
Rated  PG-13, 90 Minutes

A family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival.


Chappaquiddick
Friday, July 20, 6:00
Rated  PG-13, 106 Minutes

Based on historical events, this suspenseful thriller examines the infamous 1969 death of Mary Jo Kopechne, who drowned after Senator Ted Kennedy drove off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island, and the moral and legal complexities that play out over the following week.


Ready Player One
Friday, July 27, 6:00
Rated  PG-13, 140 Minutes

When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune.

Computer Classes

Computer Basics
Monday, July 9, 7:00

Need some guidance to get started on the computer? Come to the Westbury Library for a beginner computer class. Learn the fundamentals including keyboard, mouse use, how to set up an email account and the basic desktop layout. Your security, privacy and general internet information will also be discussed. Two students per laptop, 8 will be available, or you may bring your own. Presented by CMIT Solutions, a Long Island tech support company. Free. Registration required. Limit 20.


Internet Scam Prevention Seminar
Monday, August 27, 7:00

Have you been getting emails asking for money or your personal information? Recently there has been a rash of fraudulent incidents reported. This program will inform residents about the current scams targeting the public, and will discuss steps to prevent identity theft, protect your personal information, and avoid becoming a fraud victim. They will also go over what to do and who to contact when you are targeted. Protect yourself and your loved ones. Don’t miss this important program! Presented by CMIT Solutions, a Long Island tech support company. Free. Open to all.


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 Randie Fox-Jackson (randiefoxjackson@westburylibrary.org) and ask for details.