The library is sponsoring a Toys for Tots Drive, in conjunction with Assemblyman Ed Ra’s office. The donated toys would benefit the Child Life program at NYU Langone Hospital, as well as the John Theissen Children’s Foundation, supports children who are ill as well as underprivileged families.
Both of these organizations rely on the generosity of others to be able to provide children with toys throughout the entire year. We ask for only new, unwrapped toys and we thank you for your generosity.
PROGRAMS and EVENTS
The Purr-fect Muse: A History of Cats in Art – Virtual Program
Friday, December 10 at 6:30 p.m. Celebrate National Cat Lover’s Month! Before they were the rulers of the internet, cats have had a steady presence throughout the history of art. Our feline friends have been symbols and even gods ever since the time of the Ancient Egyptians. They have also been constant companions for some of the world’s most famous artistsJ.R. Pepper is a photographer, artist and researcher with an MA in art history specializing in Surrealism and Victorian spirit photography.
The Job Whisperer – Virtual Program
Tuesday, December 14 at 7 p.m.
Weekly, Tuesdays at 7 pm. Join the zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5253741016
ABOUT THE JOB WHISPERER: Jamie Petrizzo, pro bono career coach and lecturer. Please sign up for email notices for lecture topics, http://www.meetup.com/li-seng
The Power of Herbs with Micheline – Virtual Program
Tuesday, December 14 at 7:30 p.m. Beating the Blues. Winter can be rough on all of us. The cold weather makes it harder to move. Kapha (a dosha that comes from ayurveda) naturally builds in the body and makes it harder to get moving. Herbs like Ginger help us heat up and give us a boost and boosts the immune system as well. Seasonal Affective Disorder affects a lot of people. Sunlight plays a huge part in this. The good news is herbs can help support, nourish and tonify our bodies which inturn helps with sadness and depression. We will talk about Nervine, Adaptogen and Bitter herbs which all play a different part in chasing away the winter blues.
Eat Right for a Healthy Heart – Virtual Program
Wednesday, December 15 at 11 a.m. This informative class, presented by Registered Dietitian Denise Mokotoff, will discuss heart-healthy nutrition guidelines, dining out tips, label reading and much more. Please join us and learn how to select the best foods for your heart. To register, please go to the library’s website. **This program is brought to you courtesy of Nassau Libraries Health Share.**
Inner Peace This Holiday Season Through Meditation – Virtual Program
Wednesday, December 15 at 2 p.m. Join long time meditator Gerry Gorman, as he discusses the extraordinary effect of meditation. Throughout the program, Mr. Gorman will also present a simple, yet powerful meditation technique that will be explained and practiced during the session. This technique can enrich one’s life on many levels and help with seasonal stress.
Book Discussion: Armchair Historians – Program both in-person and Virtual
Wednesday, December 15 at 6:30 p.m. The book being discussed is: The Day the Chinese Attacked by Edwin Hoyt. “Examines the reasons for China’s entrance into the Korean War, turning what was supposed to be a peacekeeping mission into a superpower confrontation.”
Book Discussion: Mystery Book Club – – Program both in-person and Virtual
Thursday, December 16 at 6:30 p.m. The book being discussed is: The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey. “Inspired in part by the woman who made history as India’s first female attorney, The Widows of Malabar Hill is a richly wrought story of multicultural 1920s Bombay as well as the debut of a sharp new sleuth.”
Virtual Tea Tasting: Holiday Flavors
Friday, December 17 at 7 p.m. Ages: Teen – Adult. Come to another virtual tea tasting with our librarian Christen Ambadjes. Tea goody bags will be available to pick up curbside so you can taste during the program! This month’s session will focus on holiday flavors.
CHILDREN and YOUNG ADULT EVENTS
Cooking & Baking with Chef Rob (Facebook Live Event)
Saturday, December 11 at 1 p.m. Join Chef Rob’s “Holiday Cookie Festival” live on Facebook! Family fun for all ages! Please go to the library’s website for additional information.
Stemtastic: Flying Machines! – Location 2nd Floor, All Purpose Room
Monday, December 13 at 5 p.m. Grades: 1-4 (parental help with younger grades). We’ll build a variety of flying machines, and use the engineering process as well as Bernoulli’s Principle to keep them aloft.
Holiday Ceramics (Grades 1 – 4) – Location: All-Purpose Room, 2nd Floor
Thursday, December 16 at 4 p.m. Grades 1 – 4. Paint a festive holiday ceramic figure! The perfect holiday gift. *Please be sure to register for the proper time based on your child’s grade.
Holiday Ceramics (Grades 5 – 12) – Virtual Program
Thursday, December 16 at 5:30 p.m. Paint a festive holiday figurine! The perfect gift for a loved one. *Please be sure to register for the proper time based on your child’s grade.
Play Hooray – Location: Children’s Room, 2nd Floor Friday, December 17 at 11 a.m. Ages: 18 months & Up (with parent/caregiver). Stories, music and movement activities with Mollie the Mouse.