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Winter 2013

HERBLOCK POLITICAL CARTOONIST “PRESIDENTS” EXHIBIT FEBRUARY 1- 28 IN THE HOBBS GALLERY Herbert Block (1909-2001), the political cartoonist better known as “Herblock,” became the most honored cartoonist of his time, winning three Pulitzer Prizes. He was the only living cartoonist whose work was exhibited in the National Gallery of Art, and the only living cartoonist to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Herblock caricatured thirteen U.S. presidents, from Herbert Hoover to George W. Bush, chronicling American history from the 1929 Stock Market crash through summer 2001. Admired and feared by presidents and politicians, Herblock rarely befriended them. As the ultimate public servants in American political life, Herblock held U.S. presidents above all accountable to the people. His cartoons shed light on their ambitions and accomplishments while bringing their misjudgments and manipulations under scrutiny. Transcending party politics and ideology, he constantly reminded our elected leaders of their responsibility to serve the needs of all citizens, not just those who voted them into power. In conjunction with the Herb Block Foundation, we are honored to present an exhibit featuring the best of Herblock’s Presidential cartoons.


Book Discussion Group

During the month of January, you may once again bring in labels in exchange for fines on your library card. Each label is worth .25 cents in fines. A maximum of 20 labels may be exchanged. View participating products at: Further details are available on our website or in the library.

The Library’s Book Club meets one Wednesday night each month at 7:00PM. Come enjoy our relaxed atmosphere as we discuss great books.


January 22 – This Boy’s Life by Tobias Wolff

The library is serving as a collection site for Toys for Tots and the Island Harvest food drive. Please donate a new, unwrapped toy and nonperishable, unexpired food to help those in need.

February 19 – Wild by Cheryl Strayed

December 18 – Sutton by J.R. Moehringer


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

Tai Chi—Six Session Program* Saturdays at 10:15-11:15AM—January 11, 25; February 8, 15, 22; and, March 1. Join Andrea Albergo for Tai Chi, which brings inspiration, focus and clarity to your life.

A Hearing Screening & Hearing Aids Demonstration* Monday, December 9, 2013 at 1:30PM Skilled personnel, from HearUSA will perform screenings for those who suspect they have a hearing loss and wish to have a screening. Demonstrations will be performed.

Yoga Sessions* Mondays at 7:00-8:15PM—January 6, 13; February 3, 10; and, March 3, 10 24. Rob Crowe will introduce you to the beneficial practices that help you relax, meditate and reach optimum health.

Lecture: Scarves, Jewelry, Style!* Saturday, December 14 at 11:00AM Mia Hargrove will offer tips on how to wear and tie scarves so that they enhance the outfits in your closet. In addition, Mia will discuss jewelry selections so that you will dress with style to stores, restaurants, parks and all kinds of places.

Chi Kung (Qigong) Meditation—Seven Session Program* Tuesdays at 11:00AM to 12:00PM: January 7, 14, 21, 28; and, February 4, 11, 18. Chi Kung is recognized worldwide as a foundation of healing—physically mentally, emotionally and spiritually—easy to learn, always enjoyable!

A Concert Performance with Mary Lamont & The Mary Lamont Band Saturday, December 14 at 2:00PM Along with special holiday selections, the band will perform original songs, traditional and contemporary country selections, as well as some familiar holiday tunes.

Art Lecture: Food in Art—Masterpieces from the Renaissance to the Present* Thursday, December 5 at 1:00PM Evelyn Silver, Docent, Nassau County Museum of Art, will focus on how Chagall depicted food in his work, how Manet shocked the world and represented class distinctions. See celebrations by Brueghel, a brilliant still life by Frida Kahlo and also, the American art and humor in the works of Red Grooms and Mel Ramos.

Mah Jongg* Saturdays, January 11, 18, 25, 2014 at 11:45AM-1:15PM Learn to play Mah Jongg— this course will introduce you to the tiles, sticks, and basic moves of this ancient game. Students must bring a Mah Jongg card to the class. Obtain cards at local card shops or by check to the National Mah Jongg League for $7.00 small print or $8.00 large print at 250 West 57th St., NY, NY 10107. Registration (maximum 15) at the Reference Desk or Ext. 2.

A Holiday Concert with the Mineola High School’s Tri-M Music Honor Society Thursday, December 5 at 7:00PM The Mineola HS recently established a chapter of the National Music Honor Society called Tri-M. Students recognized for their musical achievements are inspired to become leaders, with opportunities to be engaged in service activities in the school community. This concert performance will include favorite songs on string and wind instruments and audience members are encouraged to sing along with these talented vocalists. 2

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Adult Programs (Continued from Page 2) The Great American Folk Song Revival with Caroline Doctorow Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 2:00PM Along with some of her original compositions, Caroline Doctorow will focus on the folk music of the early ‘60s, concentrating on performers such as Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Donovan, John Hartford and others. Guitar, fiddle and acoustic bass are used to demonstrate various folk styles. It is music that all ages will enjoy.

Chinese Cooking* Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 2:00PM Penn Hongthong, author, host of her own cooking show, and professional chef, will demonstrate how to cook healthy and delicious Chinese dishes. There will be tastings limited to 20 library patrons. You are welcome to bring your own soft drink to the program.

AARP Free Tax Help* will be offered at the library on Wednesdays at 10:00AM to 2:00PM, Feb. 5-Apr. 9 for middle and low income taxpayers, with special attention to taxpayers age 60 and older. Appointments may be made in advance at the Reference Desk or by calling 516-746-8488 Ext. 2 beginning Monday, January 13, 2014. Walk-ins will not be admitted.

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.

Documentary Film: The Courage to Believe Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 2PM A winner of several top awards in the International Film Festivals and described by Karen Curry, former CNN NY Bureau Chief, as “intensely compelling… extraordinary”. The film is about human rights in China; it exposes illegal organ transplants, products made from prison labor, etc.

December 2013 Barbara Lewin – spiritual art in nature, landscapes, and acrylics. Reception – Saturday, December 7, at 1:00PM3:00PM. January 2014 Mineola School District (students in grades K-12) – artistic presentation of mixed media. Supervising art teacher: Mrs. Andrea Antonelli Reception – Wednesday, January 15, at 6:30PM8:00PM.

A Concert Performance with Handle with Care: The Traveling Wilburys Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 2:00PM A tribute show featuring the collected and individual songs of The Travelling Wilburys, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and George Harrison—plus interesting facts about the songs and the making of the great super-group.

February 2014 Herblock Political Cartoonist—“Presidents” exhibit – the political cartoonist better known as “Herblock,” became the most honored cartoonist of his time, winning three Pulitzer Prizes. In conjunction with the Herb Block Foundation, we are honored to present an exhibit featuring the best of Herblock’s Presidential cartoons.


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Youth Programs

PROGRAM POLICIES: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO! • Registered participants must be present when the program is scheduled to begin. After 5 minutes, your child’s spot may be given to someone on the • To sign up you must have a valid Mineola Library card (patrons with cards waiting list. from other libraries will be put on a waitlist). Sign-up may be done in person, by phone or e-mail ( Please have your • Programs may be cancelled due to low sign-up. card handy when signing up for programs. • All programs require advance sign-up (unless otherwise indicated).

Winter Storytimes Both Storycrafters sessions begin the week of January 6 & end the week of February 3 Ages 2 ½ to kindergarten (with caregiver) Sign-up for both begins Monday, December 23 Storycrafters: Mondays at 10:30AM Pajama Storycrafters: Wednesdays at 7:00PM (except on January 15)

Tween/Teen Advisory Group Volunteers Wednesdays, December 11, January 29, February 5 @4:00PM-5:00PM Gr. 5 & up Open registration

Join us for exciting stories, favorite songs, and simple crafts.

Tell us what programs, books, music, video games, and movies you want @ the library! Refreshments will be served. Volunteer/Community credit will be given. Registration required.

Sensory Storytimes Saturdays, December 7, January 4, February 1 @ 10:30AM Ages 2 ½ to Kindergarten (with caregiver) Sign-up begins Monday, November 18

Gingerbread Houses Wednesday, December 11 at 7:00PM Ages 2½ & up (with caregiver) In-person sign-up begins Monday, November 18 ($7.00 materials fee)

Join us for an interactive storytime with books and activities involving the senses! *Ideal for children who have difficulty sitting still during regular storytime and children with special needs.

Instructor Karen Morea will show you how to make an edible gingerbread house to take home! A $7.00 per child nonrefundable materials fee is due at the time of sign-up (exact change only).

Retro Game Night Monday, December 2 at 4:00-5:30PM Grades 3 & up Sign-up begins Monday, November 18

Happy Birthday, Pigeon! Thursday, December 12 at 4:30PM Ages 2 & up (with caregiver) Sign-up begins Monday, November 25

Come and celebrate the pigeon’s 10th birthday! This famous bird has been entertaining children in author Mo Willem’s picture books for 10 years. Join us for fun games and activities!

Ever wanted to try playing classic video games? Then join us for a night of retro gaming!

Minecraft Mondays Mondays, December 9, January 27, February 24 at 3:00PM-4:30PM Gr. 5 & up Sign-up begins Monday, November 25

Lego Club Monday, December 16; Monday, January 13; and Monday, February 10 at 4:30PM Kindergarten and up (with caregiver) Sign-up for all three sessions begins Monday, December 2

Play Minecraft or Roblox, share tips, and show off your creations to others! Please bring your own devices (laptop, iOS or Android devices). Minecraft players must have their own account.

Do you LEGO? Create unique structures and meet other Lego enthusiasts!

Pokemon Gaming Club Tuesdays, December 10, January 14, February 25 @ 4:00PM-5:00PM Gr. 3 and up Sign-up begins Monday, November 25

Junior Chefs: Holiday Cookies Tuesday, December 17 at 4:00PM Grades 3 & up Sign-up begins Monday, December 2

Decorate assorted holiday cookies with icing, candies, and other goodies!

Meet other Pokemon fans, trade cards, and battle Pokemon with them on your Nintendo DS!


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Youth Programs (Continued from Page 4) Holiday Book Swap Saturday, December 21 at 2:00PM-3:00PM All ages No sign-up required.

Bedtime Math Pajama Party Thursday, January 16 at 7:15PM Ages 3-6 yrs. (with caregiver) Sign-up begins Monday, December 30

Do you need new reading material for the holidays? Bring in your books, and trade or swap them with others in the Children’s Room!

Come dressed up in your pajamas and join us for some fun with number-related games and activities!

My Reptile Guys Show Saturday, January 18 at 2:30PM All ages Sign-up begins Monday, December 30

Roller Coaster Contest Monday, January 6 at 4:00PM-5:00PM Grades 3 & up Sign-up begins Monday, December 16

Join us for an interactive show featuring 10 amazing reptiles and a petting zoo!

Design and build a marble roller coaster out of foam pipe insulation and see who can keep the marble rolling for the longest time!

Bottle Cap Necklaces Tuesday, January 21 at 4:30PM Grades 1 & up Sign-up begins Monday, January 6

Baby Lapsit Tuesdays at 10:30AM: January 7, 14, 21, 28 Ages 4 mos. – 1 year with caregiver Sign-up begins Monday, December 16

Design your own one-of-a-kind bottle cap necklace to take home!

Join us for bounces, tickles, songs, and more during this fun program. Find out how these simple activities enhance early literacy skills

Jump for Joy Thursdays, January 23, 30, and February 6 at 10:30AM Ages 15 mos.—Kindergarten (with caregiver) In-person sign-up begins Monday, January 6 ($7.00 fee)

Soda Pop Challenge! Tuesday, January 7 at 4:00PM Grades 3 & up Sign-up begins Monday, December 16

Join Joyce Oddo for fun music and movement with your toddler! There is a $7.00 per person non-refundable fee due at the time of sign-up.

Can you taste the difference between Coke and Pepsi or 7UP and Sprite? Then join us for a soda pop taste test challenge! *This program may contain food allergens.

Fly Guy Party Thursday, January 30 at 4:30PM Ages 4-8 yrs. (with caregiver) Sign-up begins Monday, January 13

KidPix Photo IDs Saturday, January 11 at 11:00AM-2:00PM All ages No sign-up required.

Do you love reading about Tedd Arnold’s Fly Guy? Then join us for a party with games and activities celebrating everyone’s favorite bug!

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano will be sponsoring a free KidPix photo ID program in the Children’s Room. The KidPix card includes the child’s name, physical description, contact information, and photograph. The child’s fingerprint is also included on the back of the card.

Sand Art Pens Monday, February 3 at 4:30PM Grades 1 & up (with caregiver) Sign-up begins Tuesday, January 21

Design your own pen by filling it up with different colored sand!

Cozy Winter Mugs Thursday, January 16 at 4:30PM Grades 1 & up (with caregiver) Sign-up begins Monday, December 30

Baby Sign Language 1 Tuesdays at 10:30AM: February 4, 11, 18, 25 Ages birth and up with adult Sign-up begins Tuesday, January 21

Decorate your own cozy winter mug to take home for a hot beverage!

Discover the many benefits of signing with your hearing baby. Learn over 80 signs that will help your child to communicate more clearly. Expectant parents welcome. No experience necessary. 5

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Youth Programs (Continued from Page 5) Heart-Shaped Wooden Jewelry Box Tuesday, February 4 at 4:00PM Grades 3 & up Sign-up begins Tuesday, January 21

Mad Science: Chem in a Flash! Thursday, February 20 at 4:00PM Grades 1 & up Sign-up begins Monday, February 3

Decorate a jewelry box to keep or give to someone else for Valentine’s Day!

Hop on board the chemistry express for a high-speed science experience! Perform instantaneous experiments in this fastpaced class on split-second reactions that go mad! Pick up a “Mad Science Action Flask” and have a blast!

Pebble Candy Sand Art Friday, February 7 at 4:30PM Ages 2-K (with caregiver) Sign-up begins Tuesday, January 21

Best Books of 2013 and Upcoming Winners of 2014 Wednesday, February 26 at 4:00-5:00PM Gr. 8-12 Open registration

Yum! It’s art you can eat! Fill up different jars in fun shapes with pebble candy!

Did you miss one of the best books of the year? Get a list of all the best and most popular books of 2013, and check out the upcoming books for 2014! A selection of best and popular books will be available for checkout during the program.

Saturday Crafternoon Saturday, February 8 at 2:00PM-4:00PM All ages No registration required.

Drop by the Children’s Room and choose from a variety of small crafts to make and take home! VILLAGE OF MINEOLA BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Junior Chefs: Heart-Shaped Brownie Treasure Box Tuesday, February 11 at 4:00PM Grades 3 & up Sign-up begins Monday, January 27

Paul Cusato George Durham

Scott Strauss, Mayor

Paul Pereira Dennis Walsh


Make a heart-shaped treasure box out of brownies, with a candy surprise inside! *This program may contain food allergens.

Carmine Festa Walter Hobbs

Terence Timlin, President Laura Kern Russ Sutherland

Michael Vezzi Mary Anne Warnecke

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

Mad Science: Waterworks! Tuesday, February 18 at 4:00PM Ages 2-K (with caregiver) Sign-up begins Monday, February 3


Learn all about the different properties of water! Children will experiment with floating, sinking, absorption and so much more!

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Short Stories By Your Favorite Authors Wednesday, February 19 at 4:00-5:00PM Gr. 8-12 Open registration

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:

Thought you read all the works your favorite authors have ever written? Think again! Pick up a book at the circulation desk by February 12th, and be prepared to talk about 2 stories or more at our short story discussion! Go for creepy, romantic, thoughtful, adventurous—your choice!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 – Christmas Eve Wednesday, December 25, 2013 – Christmas Day Tuesday, December 31, 2013 – New Year’s Eve Wednesday, January 1, 2014 – New Year’s Day Monday, January 20, 2014 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Wednesday, February 12, 2014 – Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday Monday, February 17, 2014 – Presidents’ Day


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Film Series

Thursdays at 6:30PM and Fridays at 11:00AM

December 12 and 13 - Parkland - November 22, 1963 is a day that changed the world forever when beloved American President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. Parkland is the true story behind that tragic day, told from the vantage point of individuals who are forced to make split-second decisions after this incomprehensible event that will change the world’s landscape forever. “...a smart little tale from the sidelines of history...” - Guardian (UK)

February 6 and 7 - The Butler - Inspired by a true story where Cecil Gaines, a devoted husband, father, and White House butler who served eight Presidential administrations during the turbulent politics and civil rights battles of twentieth century America. “A singularly full-hearted and moving film.” - New York Daily News February 20 and 21 - Fill the Void - Shira is a pious 18-year-old Israeli woman, engaged to a talented young man of the same age. After her sister dies giving birth, the father is left to care for the baby and considers leaving the country. Shira’s mother discovers his plans, and pressures Shira to marry him in order to keep the baby in the country. Shira is now torn between her own wishes, and those of her mother. She is part of a community with strict laws of religion, and therefore has little choice. “...a one-of-a-kind portrait that nonetheless transcends its setting, and even its worldview; the dynamics are global.” – Newsday.

December 26 and 27 - The Lone Ranger (2013) - A thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice - taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption. “ epic good time.” - Philadelphia Inquirer January 9 and 10 - Man of Steel - A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind. “The movie delivers on the promise of its title and then some.” - Chicago Sun-Times

Please note: This film will be presented in its original Hebrew language format, with English subtitles.

January 23 and 24 - The Great Gatsby (2013) - A would-be writer, Nick Carraway leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings, and skyrocketing stocks. Chasing his own American dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super-rich, their illusions, loves, and deceits. “The best attempt yet to capture the essence of the novel.” - Richard Roeper.


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Events Calendar - Winter 2013-2014 *Pre-Registration Required


Chi Kung 11AM* 29 TAG-Kids 4PM* PJ Storycrafters-Kids 7PM* 30 Jump for Joy-Kids 1030AM* Fly Guy-Kids 430PM*

2 Retro Game Night-Kids 4PM* 5 Food in Art 1PM* High School Concert 7PM 7 Art Reception 1PM Sensory Storytime-Kids 1030AM* 9 Hearing Screening 130PM* Minecraft-Kids 3PM* 10 Pokemon-Kids 4PM* 11 TAG-Kids 4PM* Gingerbread House-Kids 7PM* 12 Happy Birthday, Pigeon-Kids 430PM* Feature Film 630PM 13 Feature Film 11AM 14 Scarves, Jewelry, Style Lecture 11AM* Mary Lamont Band Concert 2PM 16 Lego Club-Kids 430PM* Library Board Meeting 7PM 17 Holiday Cookies-Kids 4PM* 18 Book Club 7PM 21 Holiday Book Swap-Kids 2PM 24 CHRISTMAS EVE CLOSED 25 CHRISTMAS CLOSED 26 Feature Film 630PM 27 Feature Film 11AM 31 NEW YEAR’S EVE CLOSED

FEBRUARY 2014 1 Sensory Storytime-Kids 1030AM* 3 Storycrafters-Kids 1030AM* Sand Art Pens-Kids 430PM* Yoga 7PM* 4 Baby Sign 1-Kids 1030AM* Chi Kung 11AM* Jewelry Box-Kids 4PM* 5 AARP Tax Help 10AM* TAG-Kids 4PM* PJ Storycrafters-Kids 7PM* 6 Jump for Joy-Kids 1030AM* Feature Film 630PM 7 Feature Film 11AM Pebble Sand Art-Kids 430PM* 8 Tai Chi 1015AM* Documentary Film 2PM Saturday Crafternoon-Kids 2PM 10 Storycrafters-Kids 1030AM* Lego Club-Kids 430PM* Yoga 7PM* 11 Baby Sign 1-Kids 1030AM* Chi Kung 11AM* Brownie Treasure Box-Kids 4PM* 12 LINCOLN’S BIRTHDAY CLOSED 15 Tai Chi 1015AM* Concert 2PM 17 PRESIDENTS’ DAY CLOSED 18 Baby Sign 1-Kids 1030AM* Chi Kung 11AM* Mad Science: Waterworks-Kids 4PM* 19 AARP Tax Help 10AM* Short Stories-Kids 4PM* Book Club 7PM 20 Mad Science: Chem in a Flash-Kids 4PM* Feature Film 630PM 21 Feature Film 11AM 22 Tai Chi 1015AM* Chinese Cooking 2PM* 24 Minecraft-Kids 3PM* Library Board Meeting 7PM 25 Baby Sign 1-Kids 1030AM* Pokemon-Kids 4PM* 26 AARP Tax Help 10AM* Best Books-Kids 4PM*

JANUARY 2014 1 NEW YEAR’S DAY CLOSED 4 Sensory Storytime-Kids 1030AM* 6 Storycrafters-Kids 1030AM* Roller Coaster Contest-Kids 4PM* Yoga 7PM* 7 Baby Lapsit-Kids 1030AM* Chi Kung 11AM* Soda Pop Taste Test-Kids 4PM* 8 PJ Storycrafters-Kids 7PM* 9 Feature Film 630PM 10 Feature Film 11AM 11 Tai Chi 1015AM* Kidpix-Kids 11AM Mah Jongg 1145AM* 13 Storycrafters-Kids 1030AM* Lego Club-Kids 430PM* Yoga 7PM* 14 Baby Lapsit-Kids 1030AM* Chi Kung 11AM* Pokemon-Kids 4PM* 15 Art Reception 630PM 16 Cozy Winter Mugs-Kids 430PM* Bedtime Math PJ Party-Kids 715PM* 18 Mah Jongg 1145AM* Reptile Show-Kids 230PM* 20 MARTIN LUTHER, JR. CLOSED 21 Baby Lapsit-Kids 1030AM* Chi Kung 11AM* Bottle Cap Necklaces-Kids 430PM* 22 Book Club 7PM PJ Storycrafters-Kids 7PM* 23 Jump for Joy-Kids 1030AM* Feature Film 630PM 24 Feature Film 11AM 25 Tai Chi 1015AM* Mah Jongg 1145AM* 27 Storycrafters-Kids 1030AM* Minecraft-Kids 3PM* Library Board Meeting 7PM 28 Baby Lapsit-Kids 1030AM*


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