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Merrick, N.Y.

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• National Library Week. April 8 begins National Library Week, please stop in and say hello and while you’re here enjoy some refreshments.

• LexisNexis now available. If you are looking for legal information, come into the library and search LexisNexis, which is now available as part of the Merrick library’s databases. Look up legal cases by citation, parties or topic. This database also includes access to news through many sources such as newspapers, magazines and broadcast transcripts and also provides company information by searching company names or ticker symbols. Note that the legal portion of the database is available only in the library and not remotely. • RENEW ITEMS VIA TEXT ALERTS TO YOUR CELL PHONE. When you receive a courtesy text message on your cell phone, you can reply to that text message with the word RENEW. Please see the Circulation Desk if you would like to add this feature to your account.

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2279 Merrick Avenue Merrick, New York 11566 516-377-6112

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Board of Trustees Laura Cody, President Meme Wanderman, Vice-President Timothy Whalen, Secretary Susan Dillon, Trustee Walter Mintz, Trustee

2/6/12

Ellen Firer, Director

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516-377-6112 merricklibrary@merricklibrary.org www.merricklibrary.org

Please note that the library doors are locked, public computers shut down and the study rooms close 15 minutes prior to closing.

About future Merrick Library Newsletters...

The Library’s informative quarterly newsletter can be viewed via this link: www.merricklibrary.org. We encourage you to visit the website on a regular basis. There you’ll also find all the electronic resources the Library has gathered for you. As we do now we will continue to offer future MKL newsletters at the Library as well as at the website. We would like to stop sending the newsletter to each Merrick household via U.S. Postal Service.

That would result in savings on printing and eliminate the cost of postage.

We would like to hear from YOU on this matter. Please let us know what you think by email to ellenfirer@merricklibrary.org (put newsletter in the subject line), or by using one of the suggestion forms at the Circulation Desk. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR INPUT.

DON’T FORGET TO VOTE

Budget Meeting-Tuesday, April 17-7:30 p.m. Library Budget Vote-Wednesday, April 18-10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. A budget newsletter will be mailed as well as posted online.

Join the Friends Blog: http://merricklibraryfriends.blogspot.com/

Mon., Tues., Wed., Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Closings Sunday, April 8 Sunday, May 13 Sunday, May 27 Monday, May 28

9 a.m. – 9 p.m. 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

PROGRAM REGISTRATION POLICY

Preference is given to residents of the Merrick Union Free School District. Non-residents may register two weeks after the start of registration for Merrick residents if space allows. All programs are in the Multipurpose Room, unless otherwise indicated. Tickets, fees and any other conditions are noted in the individual program descriptions. No phone registration, no refunds and no waiting lists.

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Musical Sundays @ the Library All programs begin at 2 p.m. Tickets available at the Circulation Desk. Two (2) tickets per Merrick resident. Non-residents may pick up tickets two (2) weeks after resident date.

Sunday, March 18

Sal Manzo in Concert

Sal Manzo has played various stages across the country from Atlantic City to Las Vegas. His performance will include many of your all-time favorite songs made famous by some of your favorite artists-Frank Sinatra, Frankie Valli, Billy Joel and many other iconic artists. Sal is a one of a kind entertainer. Come and sing, hum, sway or just sit back and enjoy. Tickets available February 26. Sunday, April 22

Jack Shnur presents Judy Garland Part II

Judy Get Happy

After presenting a program on the early career of Judy Garland, Mr. Shnur continues his popular program with her later years. Beginning with clips from “The Harvey Girls”, “The Pirate”, “Easter Parade” and rare footage from “Annie Get Your Gun”. There will be commentaries by Judy herself and many of her costars as well as from her daughters and much more of her life revealed for what is sure to be a memorable afternoon. Tickets available March 18. Sunday, May 20

Richard Lanham presents: From Soul to Swing

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Springtime for teens

Volunteer Programs:

LEGO Contest Sunday, March 18 at 2:30p.m. Help us to run and judge a LEGO Contest in the Children’s Room. Volunteers have to be available on Sunday, March 18 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Sign up limited to 5 volunteers only. Registration for this program starts on February 19.

Help a Librarian We’re looking for responsible and enthusiastic teens that can help a Children’s Librarian during the programs for first and second graders. Volunteers must be available on March 7, April 25, May 16 and June 6 from 4:00-5:00p.m. Sign up limited to 4 volunteers only. Registration for this program starts on February 8.

Spring Planting Wednesday, April 25 from 3:00-5:00p.m. Roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty. We will plant some flowers in the Library garden. Gardening tools, gloves and snack will be provided. Sign up starts on March 28. Community Service Credits will be awarded for volunteer programs.

Cooking with the Baking Coach: Chocolate Mousse Pie

Tuesday, March 27 at 6:30p.m. Fee $3.00. Learn how to make a delicious no bake pie. Everyone takes home their own pie. Registration begins on February 28.

Video Game Tournament

Wednesday, April 4 at 3:00-5:00p.m. Our popular Game Tournament is back. We’ll set up three gaming consoles, and provide snacks and prizes. Participants will be able to vote for games during the sign up. Sign up starts on March 7.

Bead for Life Party

Wednesday, April 18 at 4:00-5:00p.m. We are hosting a “Party with Purpose” at our library. Come with your friends, make jewelry and learn how recycled paper becomes beautiful beads, income and hope for Ugandan women. Sign up starts on March 28.

Authors Visit: Jen Calonita

Friday, May 4 at 4:00p.m. Meet the author Jen Calonita who will come to the library to present her new series “Bells”. Registration starts on April 6

Cooking with the Baking Coach: Chinese Cooking

AARP Driver Safety Programs Friday, March 9-9:30-5:30 p.m.

$17.00 for AARP members –YOU MUST PRESENT YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD-$19.00 for non-members. Please have an undated check made payable to AARP Driver Safety Program. One check per participant. Check the Reference Desk for openings.

Defensive Driving

For the kids...

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There is a $38.00 fee for this course-please make checks payable to Defensive Driving Programs Inc. Monday, March 5 & March 12-7:00-10:00 p.m. Check the Reference Desk for openings. Saturday, May 12-9:30-5:30 p.m. Registration begins April 14.

Tuesday, May 8 at 6:30p.m. Fee: $3:00 This time around we are cooking fried rice and egg rolls. Registration begins on April 10.

CPR Class for Teens

Saturday, May 19, at 11:00a.m.-3:00p.m. Fee $5.00 This class is presented by Ildiko Catuogno, a certified Red Cross CPR/AED First Aid instructor. Right before the summer learn how to reduce the risk of injury to infants and children, respond to emergency situations and care for an infant or child who stop breathing. Registration begins on April 21.

Learn a New Language

Learn a new language with Mango Mobile Library Edition. Sign up for an account with Mango through the library’s website, then download the free app from iTunes on an iPhone®, iPod® touch or iPad®.

Basic Computer Instruction

Sign up for a 1/2 hour session with a librarian for basic instruction on word processing or email or borrowing e-books and audio books for your electronic device.

This is a sample of our children’s programming. For a full listing of children’s programs, see the Children’s Newsletter.

Program registration policy: preference is given to residents of the Merrick School District. Proof of residency is required. Non residents will be placed on a waiting list. All registrations must be done in person. All programs are held in the Children’s Program room unless otherwise noted.

MARCH

BLOSSOM TREES: March 12th at 4:30pm for children in grades K-3. Children will use oil pastel and sponge painting to make a spring landscape. Registration begins March 2nd. LEGO CLUB: March 18th for grades K-6. Build and create with Legos. Materials will be available to build creations. Stop by anytime between 2:00-3:30pm. Registration is not required.

TOTS NIGHT OUT: March 14th at 7:00pm for families with children 18 months-5 years (not yet in K). Register beginning March 5th; activities, music and a weather craft. PLAYHOORAY BABIES: March 21st for babies age 3-17 months from 6:00-6:30pm. Sing, rhyme and move with Molly Mouse; register beginning March 12th.

PLAYHOORAY TODDLERS: March 21st for ages 18-48 months from 6:45-7:30pm. Sing, move, rhyme and march. Registration begins March 12th. LEVITTOWN PUPPETS: March 27th at 1:00pm. The Hempstead Town Seniors present a good, old fashioned puppet show for pre-schoolers. Always a delight, we welcome them back! No registration.

APRIL - SCHOOL VACATION

ALLEY POND ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER: A representative from the center will present 2 different programs on April 9th. At 11:00am, children age 2-4 and caregivers will learn about, see and touch a snake, lizard, rabbit, dove and other small animals native to Long Island. Limited registration begins March 30th. At 12:00 noon, children in grades K-6 will experience the program (parents are asked to wait in the children’s room). Registration begins March 30th. THE BIGG SHOW: April 11th at 11:00am. Trent Arterberry will be here to entertain children in grades K & up with his storytelling, mime, music and puppetry show. No registration; held in multi-purpose room.

AN AMERICAN TAIL: April 13th at 2:00pm, the movie An American Tail will be shown for children age 4 & up. Fievel, a boy mouse journeys from Russia to America seeking a new life. Lost at sea, he washes up in New York and begins an adventure to find his family. Rated G. No registration.

LULLABIES FOR BABIES: April 17th at 6:30pm for caregivers with babies age 0-24 months. Dara Linthwaite will conduct this lullaby program of soft music and gentle fingerplays to relax baby before bedtime. Registration begins April 5th.

PARENT/CHILD 1, 2, 3 We are a Family Place Library and will be offering a 5-week Parent/Child program this spring. The (5) classes will be held on Fridays from 10:30-11:30am for children age 1-3 years and their caregivers, beginning April 20th. Each week will consist of playtime, activities, circle time and an opportunity to meet other parents and professionals in child care. Registration begins April 2nd. Toddlers presently registered for Toddler Storytime and families who have already attended the program are not eligible. LEGO CLUB: April 22nd from 2:00-3:30pm. Lego enthusiasts in grades K-6 are invited to create and build. Registration is not necessary.

MAY

MOTHER’S DAY JEWELRY: May 7th for children in grades 4-6 from 6:30-7:30pm. Children will learn how to make a beautiful glass bead bracelet to give as a gift or keep for themselves! Registration begins April 27th. PLAYHOORAY BABIES: May 18th for babies age 3-17 months from 10:00-10:30am. Sing, rhyme and move with Molly Mouse; register beginning May 8th. PLAYHOORAY TODDLERS: May 18th for ages 18-48 months from 10:45-11:30am. Sing, move, rhyme and march. Registration begins May 8th.

LEGO CLUB: May 20th from 2:00-3:30 Lego enthusiasts in grades K-6 are invited to create and build. Registration is not necessary. • If an appointment cannot be kept, please call the Children’s Room, as there is usually a waiting list.

• This is a sampling of programs; the Children’s Newsletter, available in the Children’s Room or on-line, contains a complete listing of all children’s programs.

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Exercise does a body good...

YOGA

Jeanne McElwain, Registered Yoga Teacher continues her very popular classes. All sessions are 8 weeks long, they are 1 hour and 15 minutes in length. The cost for each session is $30.00. Checks only-payable to The Merrick Library. Intermediate Yoga Tuesday-5:30-6:45 p.m. April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15 & 22 Registration begins March 6. June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 10, 17, 24 & 31 Registration begins May 1.

All Levels Yoga Wednesday-9:15-10:30 a.m. April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & June 6 Registration begins March 14. June 20, 27, July 11 & 18. Registration begins May 16-this is a mini-session the fee is $15.00.

EXERCISE & TAI CHI

Helene Just leads the following classes. Each session runs for 6 weeks. Please make checks only payable to the Merrick Library for $20.00. No Impact Exercise Monday-12:00-1:00 p.m. May 7, 14, 21, June 4, 11 & 18. Registration begins April 2.

Tai Chi is a set of movements developed thousands of years ago in China. Modern Americans have learned that Tai Chi is an excellent exercise to help improve balance, stamina, coordination and well-being. The movements may be performed standing or seated.

Advanced Tai Chi-Yang Style Blood Drive Come enjoy this very popular course Thursday, May 31 of Advanced Yang style Tai Chi in a from 2:00-8:00 p.m. supportive relaxed atmosphere. It will soothe the mind and challenge the body. The Long Island Blood Services Beginners Yoga Must know the first 24 moves. and the Merrick Library will Thursday-5:30-6:45 p.m. Wednesday-11:00-11:45 a.m. host a blood drive in the April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24 & April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16 & 23 Multipurpose Room. June 7. Registration begins March 8. Registration begins March 14. Walk ins welcome. June 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26 & August 2. Registration begins May 10. Tai Chi from the Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi from the Arthritis Foundation is specially All Levels Yoga adapted for those that have arthritis, for seniors or Saturday-9:30-10:45 a.m. anyone who wants to begin practicing Tai Chi. April 28, May 5, 19, 26, Thursday-10:00-10:45 a.m. May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 June 2, 9, 16 & 23. Registration begins March 24. & June 7. Registration begins April 5. July 7, 14, 21 & 28 - this is a mini-session the fee is $15.00. Registration begins June 2.

Search Our Catalog on Your Smartphone!

Go to AirPac (m.alisweb.org), an online catalog designed for small-screen browsers on devices such as Webenabled phones and PDAs, which allows you to search the library catalog and view your patron record from anywhere, at any time. AirPAC includes full search capabilities, item information display, patron record display, and renewal and request capabilities. Scan this QR code with your smartphone to take you directly to the mobile site.

Friends of the Merrick Library

Friends weekly book sale every Wednesday from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. and 1:30 to 8:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at the Library Wing, 2369 Merrick Avenue. For further information regarding the Friends of the Merrick Library, please contact Lori Stayer, at loristayer@aol.com or Karen Tusa, at Ktusa@optonline.net or drop a note at the Library, c/o the Friends of the Merrick Library. Book donations accepted only when wing is open. (Limit 10 in good condition)

ART SHOWS

March, Diane Gourdis April, Nat Watson Reception

(hosted by the artist)

Sunday, April 15 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

May, National League of American Pen Woman LI Chapter

Monthly Book Discussion @ 2:30 p.m.

Refreshments will be served. Copies available at the Circulation Desk. March 14

The Submission by Amy Waldman

Selected for a jury that must choose an appropriate memorial for September 11 victims, Claire Harwell struggles to navigate a media firestorm when the winning designer is revealed as an enigmatic Muslim-American. April 11

The Lost Wife

by Alyson Richman

Two young lovers in pre-war Prague are torn apart by the Nazi invasion only to meet up again decades later in New York City for another chance at romance. Long Island Reads choice.

LI Reads presents author Alyson Richman Sunday, April 22 at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library.

May 16

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua

The Yale Law School professor and author of the best-selling World on Fire traces the rewards and pitfalls of a Chinese mother's exercise in extreme parenting, describing the exacting standards applied to grades, music lessons and avoidance of Western cultural practices.

You’re invited... to join our Adult Book Club

Mystery Lover’s Book Club @ 7:30 p.m.

Refreshments will be served. Copies available at the Circulation Desk. March 28

Innocent Monster

by Reed Farrel Coleman

Seven years have passed since the brutal murder that tore Moe Prager's family apart, when his estranged daughter Sarah comes to him with a request he cannot refuse. Sashi Bluntstone, an eleven-year-old art prodigy and daughter of Sarah's dearest childhood friend, has been abducted. As Moe stumbles around the fringes of the New York art scene, he discovers that suspects abound beyond the usual predators and pedophiles, for it is those closest to Sashi in life that have the most to gain from her death. April 25

A Beautiful Place to Die by Malla Nunn

Jacob's Rest is a tiny town on the border between South Africa and Mozambique. It is 1952, and new apartheid laws have recently gone into effect. When an Afrikaner police officer is murdered, the powerful police Security Branch, dedicated to flushing out black communist radicals, preempts Detective Emmanuel Cooper's investigation. But Cooper isn't interested in political expediency and has never been one for making friends. Instead, he strikes out on his own, following a trail of clues that lead him to uncover shocking secrets. May 23

The Devil's Star

Last summer we hosted our first adult summer reading by Jo Nesbo club and it was a lot of fun for all involved. Join us in Alcoholic detective Harry Hole has two making this year’s event even better as we encourage missions: catch a serial killer obsessed you to snuggle up with a good book to match this year’s with the number five, who cuts a finger theme – Between the Covers. From Memorial Day off each victim and adorns her with a to Labor Day we’ll ask you to hand in reviews of red pentagram; and expose his crooked whatever types of books you like to read in bed – partner, Tom Waaler, who may be romance, thrillers that keep you up all night, books responsible for the death of his partner. on relaxation, you name it. We’ll have weekly prizes and an end of summer garden party. Game Day at the Library - Mah Jongg, Canasta and more… Sign-up begins May 14 for Bring your group and whatever you may need to play. We will supply the room Merrick cardholders. and refreshments. Enjoy an afternoon with your friends in a warm friendly atmosphere. No registration is required. Every Tuesday from 3:30-5:30 p.m. (excluding May 15)

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Current Events Club

Tuesday, April 10 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.In this class, you will learn how to work with numbers including inputting, inserting, moving, erasing and simple mathematical operations. $5 fee, registration begin on February 14.

Computer 2nd Grade for Grown Ups

Thursday, April 5, 12, 19, May 3 & 10 4:30-6:00 p.m. or 6:45-8:15 p.m. Have you ever wanted to join a Mah Jongg game but didn’t know how? Here’s your chance! Through simple, step-by-step instructions and enjoyable activities, you’ll comfortably learn the basics. Within only five lessons, you will gain the skills needed to play confidently with others! Please purchase and bring to class an official Mah Jongg card, available directly from the league: www.nationalmahjonggleague.org There is a $15.00 fee for this class. Checks only. Registration begins March 1. *Classes fill up quickly.*

Beginner Mah Jongg is coming back!

APRIL

Tuesday, March 27 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. In this class, you will learn how to work with text including inputting, inserting, moving, and erasing, learn basic word processing skills, and understand files and commands. $5 fee, registration begin on February 14.

Computer 1st Grade for Grown Ups

We will be welcomed to the newly renovated New York Historical Society on Central Park West in the morning for a Highlights tour of this magnificent museum. Then, the bus will drop us off on 59th Street and 3rd Avenue and we are on our own to visit Bloomingdales and/or eat lunch at one of the many restaurants in the area. We will meet up at 2:30 PM at 421 East 61 Street where we will step back in time and take a guided tour at the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden Constructed in 1799 as a carriage house and converted into a hotel in 1826, the Museum transports us back to a country escape for New Yorkers living in the crowded city at the southern tip of Manhattan in the 18th century!. Registration begins April 25. The fee for this trip is $52 checks only payable to Merrick Library.

Olde New York, Wednesday, June 13

Our first stop is Stonecrop Gardens, formerly a private residence and now a spectacular collection of gardens We will have a guided tour and though we might not see the entire 12 acres, there will be lots of walking so please wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to enjoy a wonderful day! Lunch will be in the charming town of Cold Spring, right on the Hudson River. Main Street is filled with antique shops and many restaurants for you to choose from. After lunch, we will experience the domestic life of one of New York’s most prominent families living in the years just after the American Revolution. We will have a guided tour of Van Cortlandt Manor which contains furnishings from the colonial and federal periods. What a wonderful day. Registration begins on April 2. The fee for this trip is $45 checks only payable to Merrick Library.

Cold Spring on the Hudson, Wednesday, May 23

invite you to join us on the following bus trips:

The Bellmore Memorial Library

The Merrick Library &

Wednesday, March 21 & May 9 @ 7:00 p.m. to completion All blankets are wrapped therefore time will vary. We need caring adults to join us for an evening of wrapping blankets to donate to a child undergoing chemotherapy. We invite young people, students and Girl Scouts over the age of 7, who require community service credit. Letters of community service will be provided upon completion of the evenings wrap. Adult supervision is now required for youngsters who come to our wrap night events for safety reasons. Please join us to learn more about this worthy organization and how you can be of help to them. Their website is www.wecareblankets.org

We Care Blankets

Wednesday, March 14 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Share your pictures online with your family and friends! In this hands-on class, learn how to copy a photo from your digital camera to your computer, edit the photo using an image editing program, post it at an online picture site and much more. This class is for intermediate computer users. There is a $5.00 fee for this class. Registration has begun.

Post Your Pictures Online

Tuesday, March 13 @ 7:00 p.m. The library has thousands of eBooks available for download from your home. This class will take you step by step through the process of selecting, borrowing and downloading eBooks. The entire process from start to finish will be covered. Please bring your own fully charged Kindle to the class with you. All are welcome to attend.

DOWNLOADING FREE eBOOKS On Your Kindle

Monday, March 26 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. This intensive and informative workshop gives you hands-on knowledge of the life-saving skills needed for CPR, rescue breathing and choking. Certification is received upon completion of this workshop. The fee for this 3 hour workshop is $35 payable to the Merrick Library. Registration begins February 27.

Infant/Child CPR

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The Library has a glass display case located next to the Circulation Desk in the main lobby. If you have a collection that you would like to display please contact Angela Capone at 377-6112 x. 117.

Display Case

Tuesday, May 22, 29, April 5, 12 & 19 6:30-8:30 p.m. This course covers boat handling under normal and adverse conditions, rules of the road (water), compass and chart (map) familiarization, running lights and equipment, trailering, piloting navigation, personal watercraft (jet-ski) Federal and NY State regulations. A written examination indicating successful completion entitles you to a U. S. Power Squadron Certificate required by law to operate a personal watercraft and is usually honored by insurance companies for a discount. The fee for the text book and material is $45.00. Registration begins April 22.

America’s Boating Class

Tuesday, May 22 @ 2:00 p.m. Larry Strickler presents: A Catskills “TUMMLER” looks back 50 years and beyond: from Schloime Ehrenreich’s Hotel to Kutsher’s Country Club….You will laugh, cry and reminisce as Mr. Strickler showers you with an audio visual treat complete with photos, film, singing and audience participation. A presentation not to be missed. All are welcome to attend.

Catskills Retrospective

Monday, May 14 @ 6:30-8:30 p.m. You have a digital camera and know how to use it, but how do you move the pictures from the camera to the computer? How do you organize your pictures and edit them? In this class you will learn all this and more. You must have computer knowledge to take this class. Registration begins March 19. $5 fee.

Working with Your Digital Photos

Monday, May 14 @ 10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. Free Health Screening-The screening includes: brief cardiac history, blood pressure, simple blood test for Cholesterol and Diabetes. Appropriate patient education and referrals as needed for clients above the age of 18. For more information call the Outreach Department at 516-629-2013

St. Francis Outreach Van

May 10 @ 2:00 p.m.-see March date for details.

Current Events Club

MAY

Monday, April 30 @ 7:00 p.m. An expert from the Catholic Home Care non-profit organization will be on hand with a presentation on caring for an elderly parent. This will include community resources available to allow all of you to continue to lead purposeful lives. All are welcome to attend.

Mom & Dad Need Help! What Do I do?

Tuesday, April 24 @ 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.This hands-on class covers multitasking, working with graphics, using Windows drawing and painting tools, using copy and paste. $5 fee, registration begin on February 14.

Computer 3rd Grade for Grown Ups

Monday, April 23 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Learn how to use the basic features of a digital camera including flash settings, optical and digital zoom, menu settings, image quality and much more. Bring your digital camera, your manual and your questions. Registration begins March 19.

How to Use Your Digital Camera

Wednesday, April 18 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Ofra Levins will return with a new project to share. Learn how to do a simple pattern to create a stunning Victorian looking necklace using fresh water pearls in your favorite color. There is a $5.00 fee for this program. Registration begins March 14.

Victorian Necklace Workshop

Wednesday, April 18 @ 2:00 p.m. As the baseball season begins we look back at the Golden Age of Baseball. Marty Adler will share his knowledge centering around the New York Giants, Yankees and most of all the Brooklyn Dodgers of the 1940’s, 50’s & 60’s. All are welcome to attend.

Golden Age of Baseball

3:15 PM

Tuesday, March 13 @ 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. This is a slow-paced, user-friendly class for first-time computer users. $5 fee, registrations begin on February 14.

Thursday, March 22 @ 2:00 p.m. The NY Times described her as “the undisputed doyenne of American painting” in 1986 when she died at the age of 98. Georgia O’Keefe’s first memories were of light sitting on a patch work quilt and the feeling of warm, soft ridges of earth made by the wheels of buggies-Ms. O’Keefe at an early age has a sense of color and shape. This slide show/lecture will focus on the fearless, modest woman and her own highly refined, slightly removed Art. All are welcome to attend.

Georgia O’Keefe-Flower Power

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Computer Kindergarten for Grown Ups

March 8, April 12 & May 10 @ 2:00 p.m. ATTENTION NEWS JUNKIES! If you follow current events, join the Merrick Library’s discussion group, moderated by local historian, Jack Bilello. We will look behind the headlines of stories local, national and international. Learn more about what’s going on in our world! All are welcome to attend.

Current Events Club

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Spring 2012 ADULT PROGRAMS - Pull-out and save!

MERRICK LIBRARY’S ADULT PROGRAMS

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Merrick Library newsletter Spring 2012  

8 page newsletter, printed 1-color, folded and mailed to community. Centerspread designed as a pull out.