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Winter 2012-2013

Library Holiday Food Drive

Did you know that 110,000 children on Long Island are at risk of hunger? To help fight hunger this holiday season, the Mineola Memorial Library will be hosting a food drive to benefit the Long Island food bank, Island Harvest. A receptacle will be located in the lobby of the library from Thursday, November 8 to Tuesday, December 18 to collect donated items. Suggested items include, but are not limited to, canned vegetables, baby food, baby formula, soups, canned fruit, nutritional beverages such as Boost or Ensure, cereal, pasta, bottled juices, personal care items such as toothpaste and deodorant, and more. Please note: before donating food, please check the expiration date on the items. Donated items must not be expired and must be non-perishable. LIBRARY HOURS Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

10:00 am - 9:00 pm 10:00 am - 5:30 pm 10:00 am - 9:00 pm 10:00 am - 9:00 pm 10:00 am - 5:30 pm 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Closed

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE The Library will be closed on: Monday, December 24, 2012 — Christmas Eve Tuesday, December 25, 2012 – Christmas Day Monday, December 31, 2012 – New Year’s Eve Tuesday, January 1, 2013 – New Year’s Day Monday, January 21, 2013 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Tuesday, February 12, 2013 – Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday Monday, February 18, 2013 – Presidents’ Day

Labels for Education Collection

The library now collects “Labels for Education” from products such as Campbell’s and Pepperidge Farm. You can drop off clean labels and bottle tops at the Circulation Desk, Reference Desk, or Children’s Room. A list of participating products can be found at www. New Year’s resolution…pay off your library fines! During the month of January 2013, bring in Labels for Education labels in exchange for fines on your card. Some restrictions apply. Visit the library for complete details.

Children’s Room Receives Target Grant!

The Mineola Children’s Library is proud to announce that we have been awarded a Target grant to develop circulating Storytime kits in a bag that you can take home with you! Each bag will be based on a theme and include relevant books, finger plays or flannel boards, toys, games, and more. These bags will be available to Mineola library cardholders only. Look for these great kits in the near future!

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Adult Programs Programs marked with an * require advance registration. Please inquire at the Reference Desk for additional information.

Defensive Driving Course* Saturday, December 1 at 10:15AM–4:15PM The Empire Safety Council course is open to licensed drivers of any age. A limit of 45 participants may attend. Registration at the Reference Desk: a fee of $35.00, payable by check only to Empire Safety Council will be collected from registrants.

Yoga Sessions at the Library* Saturdays at 12:00-1:15PM: January 5, 12, 19; February 2, 9, 23 Rob Crowe will introduce you to the beneficial practices that help you relax, meditate and reach optimum health. Chi Kung (Qigong) Meditation—Seven Session Program* Tuesdays at 11:00AM-12:00PM: January 8, 15, 22, 29; February 5, 19, 26 Chi Kung is recognized worldwide as a foundation of healing—physically mentally, emotionally and spiritually—easy to learn, always enjoyable!

Money for College* Wednesday, December 5 at 6:30PM-8:30PM Parents & High School Students Welcome! Sign-up at Reference Desk begins Tuesday, November 13 Join Andy Lockwood, College Planner, for help with applying for financial aid and scholarships and how you can beat the overpriced colleges at their own game!

New Year Lecture: Shifting Old Gears and Exploring New possibilities* Saturday, January 5 at 2:00PM Begin the New Year with Constance Hallinan Lagan. In this lecture, Ms. Lagan will direct us in our efforts to overcome the sources of stress associated with crisises whether they are economic, physical, mental, emotional, relational, or spiritual. A Q&A will follow the program.

Memoirs of Decorating the White House with Frank Lazzaro* Saturday, December 8 at 2:00PM Hear Frank Lazzaro’s seminar on holiday and State Dinner decorations that he created during the Ford, Carter and Reagan administrations at the White House. Be part of an enjoyable event filled with historic memories of Mr. Lazzaro’s 12 year career at the White House.

LECTURE How to Pay Less Income Tax*, January 23 at 7:00-8:45PM Barry Lisak, IRS Enrolled Agent, will cover various topics relevant to lowering your income tax payments. Just Sixties: A Narrated Retrospective Show, Saturday, February 2 at 2:00PM Enjoy listening to two narrators highlighting the culture, fads, current events and Americana of the sixties punctuated with two dozen songs performed live by Just Sixties.

Celebration of an Irish Christmas: Through Stories, Songs and Poems*, Saturday, December 15 at 2:00PM Jim Hawkins will charm you with his repertoire of stories, songs and poems. Your spirits will be enlivened in this Celebration of an Irish Christmas.

The Valentine Day Spirit with The Rob Crowe Situation, Saturday, February 9 at 2:30PM With a jazzy mix of guitars, male and female vocals, percussion, violins and surprises, The Rob Crowe Situation band will entertain you and uplift your Valentine Day Spirit.

Tai Chi—Seven Session Program* Saturdays at 10:15 to 11:15AM: January 5, 12, 19; February 2, 9, 16, 23 Join Andrea Albergo for Tai Chi, which will bring inspiration, focus and clarity to your life.


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Adult Programs (Continued from Page 2) Manhattan Jazz: Jazz Cabaret, Saturday, January 12 at 2:00PM This cabaret experience is about a little conversation, great instrumental jazz, swing and pleasantly sung ballads. Phil Amarante, a lead vocalist in the jazz world formed Manhattan Jazz with accomplished established musicians. Don’t miss this delightful afternoon of music

The Walter & Joan Hobbs Art Gallery: Artists’ Shows and Receptions Please join us downstairs in the Walter & Joan Hobbs Art Gallery. Each month, a different artist’s work will be on display for public viewing. December 2012 Jack Grimando – An artist who works with oils to paint landscapes of Europe and the United States.

Abraham Lincoln: Some Little Known Facts about our 16th President*, Wednesday, February 6 at 4:30PM Learn about Abraham Lincoln’s sister; his patent (the only president to hold one); his duel; his peculiar relationship with his father; Lincoln’s alleged love affair with Anne Rutledge; and, many more little known facts.

Scott Levy – A Mineola resident whose antique toys will be shown in our display case upstairs, just in time for Christmas! January 2013 Curtis Gray – His robots and mixed media will be shown in the Walter & Joan Hobbs Art Gallery and in our Display Case upstairs.

I Oughta Be In Pictures: Plaza Theatrical Productions, Inc., Saturday, February 16 at 2:00PM Comedy writer Neil Simon has done it again in this warm and funny show. Enjoy the excitement of live theatre at the library!

February 2013 John Telfer – A photographer from Carle Place, whose 11X14 color and black and white photos will be shown in the Walter & Joan Hobbs Art Gallery and in our display case upstairs. His photography consists of scenes of Long Island to the West Coast, and action scenes of people and animals.

Chinese Culture: Its Myths and Legends*, Saturday, February 23 at 2:00PM George Wei’s engrossing presentation will focus on Chinese history, a brief overview of key dynasties, classic stories, musical instruments, dance (Shen Yun)—which uses dance to express 5,000 years of civilization and its values.

Reception – Wednesday, February 6, at 6:30PM-8:30PM


Scott Strauss, Mayor

Paul Pereira Lawrence Werther


Terence Timlin, President Laura Kern Russ Sutherland

Michael Vezzi Mary Anne Warnecke

Charles Sleefe, Library Director Newsletter edited by Meredith Minkoff and Vivian Yuan


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• All programs require advance sign up (unless otherwise indicated). Unless

• Registered participants must be present when the program is scheduled to

indicated, walk-ins are not permitted. • To sign up you must have a valid Mineola Library card (patrons with cards from other libraries will be put on a waitlist). Sign up may be done in person, by phone or e-mail ( Please have your card handy when signing up for programs.

begin. After 5 minutes, your child’s spot may be given to someone on the waiting list. • Programs may be cancelled due to low sign up.

Winter Drop-In Play Group Mondays: January 7 to February 4 at 11:00AM-12:00PM (NO PLAYTIME ON JAN. 21, MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY) Ages 4 mos. To 3 ½ yrs (with caregiver) No Sign-Up Required Meet your friends and neighbors at this informal (not run by a librarian) play group. Toys will be provided.

Tween/Teen Advisory Group Volunteers Wednesdays, December 5, January 9, February 6 @ 4:00PM Gr. 5 & up Open registration Tell us what programs, books, music, video games, and movies you want @ the library! Refreshments will be served. Volunteer/Community credit will be given.

Storycrafters (formerly Storytime)

Book and Cook

Both Storycrafter sessions begin the week of January 7 and end the week of February 4 Ages 2 ½ to kindergarten (with caregiver) Sign-up for both begins Monday, December 17 Storycrafters: Thursdays at 10:30AM Pajama Storycrafters: Monday at 7PM (NO PJ STORYTIME ON JAN. 21) Join us for exciting stories, favorite songs, and simple crafts.

Monday, December 3 at 7:00PM – The Host by Stephenie Meyer Monday, January 7 at 7:00PM – Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl Monday, February 4 at 7:00PM City of Bones by Cassandra Clare Gr. 8 & up Sign-up begins Monday, November 5 at the Reference Desk for 1st session (sign-up begins Monday, December 3, for 2nd and 3rd sessions) Read a popular book, discuss it with others, and make a book-related snack to take home or eat at the library! Please pick the book up at the library circulation desk far enough in advance so you will have read it by the discussion date. *Food used in this program may contain allergens.

Winter Family Movies

(No sign-up required; bring your own snacks!) Men in Black 3 (PG-13, 106 min.) on Thursday, December 20 @ 4:30-6:15PM ParaNorman (PG, 92 min.) on Wednesday, December 26 @ 4:00PM-5:30PM The Dark Knight Rises (PG-13, 165 min.) on Thursday, January 31 @ 4:00PM-6:45PM

Comics Club

Monday, December 17 @ 4:30PM-5:00PM – Lego Ninjago Monday, January 7 @ 4:30PM-5:00PM – The Simpsons Monday, February 4 @ 4:30PM-5:00PM – Kane Chronicles, Book One: Red Pyramid: The Graphic Novel Gr. 3 & up Sign-up begins Monday, November 26 Join our Comics Club by picking up a comic book or graphic novel at the Children’s Desk. Each month, we will talk about a different comic book, make a craft, and give away a raffle prize!

Adopt-a-Shelf Volunteer Program Runs throughout the year Entering Gr. 6-12 Apply at the Children’s Desk Organized and detail-oriented teens are welcome to fill out an application at the Children’s Desk to be an “adopta-shelf ” volunteer. Volunteers will be responsible for keeping a section of the Children’s book collection in order on a weekly basis. Hours are flexible and volunteers will earn volunteer/community credit. 4

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Youth Programs (Continued from Page 4) Pokemon Club

Holiday Break Drop-in Craft Thursday, December 27 2:00-4:00PM (in the Children’s Room) All ages No sign-up required. Drop by the Children’s Room between the posted time to make and take a unique craft from our leftover materials.

Tuesdays, December 18, January 8, February 5 @ 4:30PM-5:00PM Gr. 3 and up Sign-up begins Monday, December 3 Watch a Pokemon episode; make a Pokemon craft; meet other Pokemon fans and trade cards or battle Pokemon with them on your Nintendo DS. Also, get a chance to win a monthly Pokemon raffle prize!

Pancakes in Pajamas Wednesday, January 9 at 7:00PM Ages 2-K (with caregiver) Sign-up begins Monday, December 19 Cozy up in your PJs and create the pancakes of your dreams! Enjoy some sleepy bedtime tales and decorate a stuffed friend for bedtime. Food used in this program may contain allergens.

Lego Club

Wednesdays: December 19, January 23, and February 20 at 4:30PM Kindergarten and up Sign-up for all three sessions begins Monday, December 3 Create unique structures and meet other Lego enthusiasts!

Long Island Chess Nuts Chess Workshop Monday, January 14 at 4:30PM Gr. 1 & up Sign-up begins Wednesday, December 26 Join the Long Island Chess Nuts and learn how to play chess or learn how to improve your skills. Beginners and experienced players welcome!

Money for College Wednesday, December 5 @ 6:30PM-8:30PM Parents & High School Students Welcome! Sign-up @ Reference Desk begins Tuesday, November 13 Join Andy Lockwood, College Planner, for help with applying for financial aid and scholarships and how you can beat the overpriced colleges at their own game! Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Two Sessions (Choose one): Monday, December 10 at 4:30PM Thursday, December 20 at 7PM Ages 2 to Grade 4 Sign-up for both sessions begins Monday, November 26 Read this classic reindeer tale, make a red-nosed cupcake and design a reindeer paddle game! *Food used in this program may contain allergens.

Tie-Dye T-Shirts Wednesday, January 15 at 4:30PM Gr. 5 & up Sign-up begins Tuesday, January 2 Design your own unique tie-dye t-shirt with Sharpies and alcohol! Tales for Tots Tuesdays: January 15, 22, 29 at 10:30AM Ages 13 mos. – 29 mos. (with caregiver) Sign-up begins Wednesday, December 26 Are you too old for Baby Lapsit but too young for Storytime? This program is designed especially for you! It features songs, stories, movement and more just for toddlers.

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” Movie Release Party Friday, December 14 at 4:15PM-5:00PM Gr. 3 & up Sign-up begins Monday, November 26 Celebrate the release of the movie, “The Hobbit,” by making your own sword and shield and taking home a special goodie bag! A raffle prize will be given away.


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Youth Programs (Continued from Page 5) What’s Cookin’? Wednesday, January 16 at 4:30PM Ages 2-K (with caregiver) Sign-up begins Wednesday, December 26 Read a cooking tale and design your own canvas apron and recipe book.

Caterpillar Cake Creation Wednesday, February 13 at 4:30PM Ages 2-K (with caregiver) Sign-up begins Monday, January 28 After a caterpillar book read-a-loud, Christine Fitzgerald will show children how to create a crazy caterpillar cake using bundt cakes, cupcakes, frosting, candy, and more. Food used in this program may contain allergens.

Junior Chefs: Sno Ball Snowman! Thursday, January 17 @ 4:30PM Gr. 3 & up Sign-up begins Wednesday, January 2 Make a sweet, edible snowman out of Sno Ball snack cakes and other goodies! Food used in the program may contain allergens.

Junior Chefs: Heart-Warming Waffles Thursday, February 14 at 4:30PM Gr. 3 & up Sign-up begins Monday, January 28 Make heart-warming waffles of your own design with whipped cream and other delicious toppings! Food used in this program may contain allergens.

Cozy Fun Wednesday, January 30 at 4:30PM Grades K-4 Sign-up begins Monday, January 14 Warm up and make a knotted fleece scarf and enjoy hot cocoa with your choice of delectable toppings. Food used in the program may contain allergens.

Cozy Crochet 4 sessions: Tuesday-Friday, February 19-22 @ 2:30PM-3:45PM Gr. 5 & up Sign-up begins Monday, February 4 Learn how to crochet a fun project during Winter Recess! Feel free to bring your own crochet hook, if you own one. Yarn will be provided.

Certified Infant and Child CPR and Choking Workshop Saturday, January 26 10:30-1:30PM Open to Adults IN PERSON ONLY SIGN UP begins Monday, January 7 A $35.00pp EXACT CASH ONLY, NON-REFUNDABLE MATERIALS FEE IS DUE AT SIGN-UP. Lori Green, RN, a certified CPR instructor will teach you the life-saving skills of infant and child CPR and Choking. Certification is received upon completion of this workshop.

Your Face in the Cake Monday, February 25 at 4:30PM Gr. 1-4 Sign-up begins Monday, February 11 Participants will individually design their own bake shop logo. Their logos will then be digitized and printed in special edible ink and applied to a cake designed with edible confections. Food used in the program may contain allergens.

A Time for Kids: Valentine’s Day Bear Tuesday, February 5 at 10:30AM Ages 18 mos. to 5 yrs. (with adult caregiver) Sign-up begins Tuesday, January 22 Join Donna Green from “A Time for Kids” for an educational and fun hour of singing, movement, activities, and a small craft.

“Create Your Own Clay Sculpture” Workshop Two sessions: Part I – Wednesday, February 27 at 4:30PM-6:00PM Part II – Thursday, February 28 at 4:30PM-6:00PM Gr. 5 & up Sign-up begins Monday, February 11 An instructor from the Long Island Children’s Museum will teach you how to draw a sketch of your sculpture, create your sculpture, and then paint your sculpture using high-end materials. This program was made possible through a grant from the Willem De Kooning Foundation.

Ladybug Valentine Mailbox Monday, February 11 at 4:30PM Gr. K-4 Sign-up begins Monday, January 28 Put together a lovebug mailbox for all of your Valentine’s Day cards. 6

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February 7 and 8 – Blazing Saddles (1974)

FILM SERIES comedy fest

A hilarious spoof of every western film cliché in which a black man is appointed sheriff of a frontier town. Starring Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder.

Get away from all the bad news on TV and the cold weather outside. Come to our film series to view six of the most hilarious comedy films ever made. As the saying goes, laughter is the best medicine! Film times are Thursdays at 6:30PM and Fridays at 11:00AM.

February 21 and 22 – City Slickers (1991)

December 13 and 14 – Tootsie (1982)

Three friends go on a cattle drive in order to quench their mid-life crises. Starring Billy Crystal and Jack Palance.

An unemployed actor disguises himself as a woman to secure a part on a soap opera. Starring Dustin Hoffman and Jessica Lange.

Book Discussion Group The Library’s Book Discussion Group meets one Wednesday night a month at 7PM. Come enjoy our relaxed atmosphere as we discuss great books.

December 27 and 28 – What’s Up Doc (1972)

A mild mannered man from Iowa travels to San Francisco for a convention and ends up in a screwball situation in which he must recover four identical bags. Starring Barbra Streisand and Ryan O’Neal.

December 19 – Brooklyn by Colm Toibin Leaving her home in post-World War II Ireland to work as a bookkeeper in Brooklyn, Eilis Lacey discovers a new romance in America with a charming blond Italian man before devastating news threatens her happiness.

January 16 – Three Sisters by Anton Checkhov

January 10 and 11 – Annie Hall (1977)

A commentary on many aspects of life centered around a comical, tumultuous relationship. Starring Woody Allen and Diane Keaton.

This landmark probes the lives and dreams of Olga, Masha and Irina, former Muscovites now living in a provincial town from which they long to escape. Their hopes for a life more suited to their cultivated tastes and sensibilities provide a touching counterpoint to the relentless flow of compromising events in the real world.

February 20 – In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson

January 24 and 25 – The Naked Gun (1988)

Documents the efforts of the first American ambassador to Hitler’s Germany, William E. Dodd, to acclimate to a residence in an increasingly violent city where he is forced to associate with the Nazis while his daughter pursues a relationship with Gestapochief Rudolf Diels.

Incompetent cop Frank Drebbin has to foil an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II. Starring Leslie Nielsen and Priscilla Presley.


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Events Calendar - Winter 2012-2013 *Pre-Registration Required


28 Playtime-Kids 11AM* Pajama Storytime-Kids 7PM* Library Board Meeting 7PM 29. Tales for Tots-Kids 1030AM* 30 Cozy Fun-Kids 430PM* 31. Storytime-Kids 1030AM* Kids Movie 4PM

1 Empire Safety 1015-415PM* 3 Book & Cook-Kids 7PM* 4 Baby Sign-Kids 1015AM* 5 TAG-Kids 4PM* Money for College 630PM* 8 White Christmas 2PM* 10 Rudolph-Kids 430PM* 11 Jr. Chefs-Kids 430PM* 12 Wild in Mineola 7PM* 13 Feature Film 630PM 14 Feature Film 11AM Hobbit-Kids 415PM* 15 Celebrate 2PM* 17 Comics Club-Kids 430PM* Library Board Meeting 7PM 18 Pokemon-Kids 430PM* 19 Lego Club-Kids 430PM* Book Club 7PM 20 Kids Movie 430PM Rudolph-Kids 7PM* 24 CHRISTMAS EVE CLOSED 25 CHRISTMAS CLOSED 26 Kids Movie 4PM 27 Drop in Craft-Kids 2PM* Feature Film 630PM 28 Feature Film 11AM 31 NEW YEAR’S EVE CLOSED


2 Yoga 12PM* Just Sixties 2PM* 4 Playtime-Kids 11AM* Comics Club-Kids 430PM* Book & Cook-Kids 7PM* PJ Storytime-Kids 7PM* 5 Time for Kids-Kids 1030AM* Chi Kong 11AM* Pokemon-Kids 430PM* 6 TAG-Kids 4PM* Abe Lincoln 430PM* Art Reception 630PM 7 Storytime-Kids 1030AM* Feature Film 630PM 8 Feature Film 11AM 9 Yoga 12PM* Val. Love Songs 230PM 11 Ladybug-Kids 430PM* 12 LINCOLN’S BIRTHDAY CLOSED 13 Caterpillar Cake-Kids 430PM* 14 Jr. Chefs-Kids 430PM* 16 Show 2PM 18 PRESIDENT’S DAY CLOSED 19 Baby Lapsit-Kids 1030AM* Chi Kong 11AM* Crochet-Kids 230PM* 20 Crochet-Kids 230PM* Lego Club-Kids 430PM* Book Discussion 7PM Leuk. 7PM 21 Crochet-Kids 230PM* Feature Film 630PM 22 Feature Film 11AM Crochet-Kids 230PM* 23 Yoga 12PM* Chinese Culture 2PM* 25 Your Face-Kids 430PM* Library Board Meeting 7PM 26 Baby Lapsit-Kids 1030AM* 27 Sculpture-Kids 430PM* 28 Sculpture-Kids 430PM*


1 NEW YEAR’S DAY CLOSED 5 Tai Chi 1015AM* Yoga 12PM* Shifting Gears 2PM* 7 Playtime-Kids 11AM Comics Club-Kids 430PM* PJ Storytime-Kids 7PM* Book & Cook-Kids 7PM* 8 Chi Kong 11AM* Pokemon-Kids 430PM* 9 TAG-Kids 4PM* Pancakes-Kids 7PM* 10 Storytime-Kids 1030AM* Feature Film 630PM 11 Feature Film 11AM 12 Yoga 12PM* Jazz 2PM* 14 Playtime-Kids 11AM LI Chessnuts-Kids 430PM* PJ Storytime-Kids 7PM* 15 Tales for Tots-Kids 1030AM* Tie Dye-Kids 430PM* 16 Whats Cookin-Kids 430PM* Book Discussion 7PM 17 Storytime-Kids 1030AM* Junior Chefs-Kids 430PM* 19 Yoga 12PM* 21 MARTIN LUTHER KING, Jr. DAY CLOSED 22 Tales for Tots-Kids 1030AM* 23 Lego Club-Kids 430PM* Pay Less 7PM* 24 Storytime-Kids 1030AM* Feature Film 630PM 25 Feature Film 11AM 26 Infant/Child CPR 1030AM*


Mineola Library Winter Newsletter 2012-2013  

Mineola Library's Chapter & Verse newsletter for Winter 2012-2013