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NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2013

Superstars of Classical Music

Music

presented by Phillip Malamud, music historian THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2 p.m.

Beyond Lang Lang

In the more than a decade since Lang Lang burst onto the classical music scene, a wonderful group of immensely talented performers have risen to prominence. We will see and hear these gifted musicians perform works by Beethoven, Schubert, and others.

Hungrytown

presented by Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson, singer/songwriter

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2:30 p.m. Hall and Anderson have collaborated for over 14 years, travelling across America and overseas with their folk music steeped in the Celtic and Appalachian traditions.

Brittany Walker, soprano with pianist Michael Landrum

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2:30 p.m. Walker has appeared in major roles in operatic and musical theatre. The program will include opera arias and art songs.

Olga Vinokur, pianist

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2:30 p.m. Vinokur is a dynamic pianist who is gaining recognition for her elegant musicianship. Her program will include works by Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Schubert, and others.

Freeport Community Chorale Holiday Concert

presented by the Friends of the Library

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2:30 p.m. Maestro Gerry Kirby will conduct the chorale in a medley of seasonal music. Following the concert, refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library.

Vol. 21, No. 6

Freeport High School Holiday Cheer

presented by the Freeport High School Select Chorale, Mixed Chorus, and Alumni

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 4:30 p.m. Come listen to the wondrous voices of these combined musical groups as they entertain our patrons in the Library lobby with holiday tunes.

Trio Celeste

violinist Iryna Krechkovsky, cellist Ross Gasworth, and pianist Kevin Kwan Loucks SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2:30 p.m. This trio is quickly establishing itself as one of the most exciting young chamber music ensembles in the country. The trio will play Piazolla, Mendelsohn, and Ravel.

Kwanzaa Family Program

presented by Julie Pasqual, storyteller and performer

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2:30 p.m. Pasqual will present stories in African American folktale tradition, rich with colorful characters, hilarious plots, and deep wisdom. Her stories have been heard in such venues as the Kennedy Center and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Opera on the Big Screen presented by William Coble THURSDAYS, 1 p.m.

The Magic Flute

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Part 1: NOVEMBER 21 Part 2: DECEMBER 19 Earthy and noble, funny and magical, slyly vengeful and moralistic, The Magic Flute was intended for audiences from all walks of life. The opera opens with Prince Tamino being rescued from a serpent by women in the employ of the Queen of the Night and ends with Princess Pamina and Prince Tamino finding true love.


Freeport's Favorites Reading Club for Adults

Literature

JANUARY 6 to MARCH 31 Adults, ages 18 and up, read books in any format, then share with us a short written review (the form is available at the Reference Desk or email review to mcantanno@freeportlibrary.info), and be entered to win raffle prizes! Keep informed by reading the Freeport's Favorites display located outside the TRAC room. All participants are invited to join us on Monday, April 7th, for our wrap-up party. Registration begins Monday, January 6.

Great Books

with William Coble TUESDAYS, 1:30

History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides

NOVEMBER 12 Thucydides the Athenian wrote the history of the war fought between Athens and Sparta, beginning the account at the outbreak of the war, believing it was going to be a great war, more worth writing about than any of the past.

Talking About Literature

On War

Bring a snack and join us for a lively discussion. We provide a beverage and a dessert. Books are available at the Circulation Desk four weeks in advance. No registration required.

by Carl von Clausewitz

DECEMBER 10 Clausewitz was a German-Prussian soldier and military theorist who stressed the “moral” (in modern terms, psychological) and political aspects of war. On War, his most notable work, was unfinished at his death.

The Cat’s Table

by Michael Ondaatje Leader: John Zaluski

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 12 to 1:30 p.m. In the early 1950s, an 11-year-old boy boards a ship and shares rollicking adventures while traveling to various world regions, learning about jazz, women and a shackled prisoner along the way.

On Canaan’s Side

by Sebastian Barry Leader: Suzanne Walker

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 12 to 1:30 p.m. Barry’s novel tells the tragic story of Lilly Bere, who flees Ireland for the United States under threat of death from the IRA and survives heartache, a midlife pregnancy, the challenges of the Great Depression, and multiple wars.

Memoir Writing: Sharing Our Stories led by Barbara Spinelli

TUESDAYS, 2 to 4 p.m. NOVEMBER 12 and DECEMBER 17 If you have wanted to share your life experiences, this is the place to begin. Come join us at this monthly gathering remembering our past. Bring the writer’s tools: paper and pen.

Art

Photography by Gloria Golden NOVEMBER 2 to 29

Grupo de Conversación de Libros Latinos

Golden will take us on a journey with photos from her travels. Her thought-provoking black-and-white photos capture people as well as landscapes.

Lider: Rose Luna

Me Llamo Rigoberta Menchu y asi me nació la conciencia

The Diverse Landscapes of Long Island

MIERCOLES, 6 de NOVIEMBRE a las 7:30 p.m. En este testimonio, Rigoberta Menchu nos detalla la trágica historia de opresión indígena que se prolongó durante cuarenta años en las zonas rurales de Guatemala. Menchú, una activista que lucha por los derechos humanos de los pueblos indígenas en Centroamérica fue reconocida en 1992 con el Premio Nobel de la Paz.

DECEMBER 3 to 29 Reception: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2 to 4 p.m. Williams celebrates the beauty and diversity of Long Island landscapes. Long Island boasts beautiful beaches, parks, and the New York City skyline. These photographs are captured on large-scale canvases, offering a different perspective than most conventional photographic prints.

presented by Dean Williams

por Elizabeth Burgos

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Construction Update

Patron Spotlight

Denton Watson

Save the Date ...

by Regina G. Feeney and Cynthia J. Krieg

Grand Reopening

Denton Watson loves the Freeport Memorial Library so much, he has spent over two decades volunteering his time here. Appointed in 1988, this year marks Mr. Watson’s 25th anniversary as a trustee of the Library. During his tenure, Mr. Watson has worked with two directors and has been involved with major renovation projects including the current redesign of the adult wing. Mr. Watson was born in Jamaica in the West Indies and emigrated to the United States in 1956. He attended the University of Hartford and earned his B.A. in 1964. He continued his education at Columbia University School of Journalism, where he received his master’s degree in 1965. He began his career in journalism in the composing room of the Hartford Courant, which he left in order to study in Chile for a year on an InterAmerican Press Association scholarship. While in Chile, he worked as a stringer for the Miami Herald and travelled throughout South America. Returning to the United States in 1968, Mr. Watson worked for United Press International in New York. His other journalism credits include writing for the Washington Star and Time magazine. He is a former director of public relations, as well as labor secretary, for the NAACP. He is now an associate professor at SUNY at Old Westbury. Mr. Watson is a historical documentary editor and a member of the Department of American Studies. His specialties are civil rights, Africa, Latin America, southern Asia, and the Far East. The Library is proud to include Denton Watson’s major works as part of our Freeport Authors collection. Presently, he is editing a seven-volume edition of The Papers of Clarence Mitchell, Jr., which is being sponsored by SUNY Old Westbury with additional funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission and the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation. To date, four volumes have been published by Ohio University Press. Mitchell (1911-1984) was a civil rights lobbyist who was the associate director of field operations at the Fair Employment Practice Committee, and NAACP director of the Washington Bureau and the chief lobbyist for almost 30 years. Mitchell was nicknamed “the 101st U.S. Senator,” by the NAACP for he was tireless in his campaign in Washington to pass a number of civil rights bills. Mr. Watson met Mitchell when he was on the NAACP public relations staff in 1971. If you would like to know more about Mitchell, read Mr. Watson’s Lion in the Lobby: Clarence Mitchell, Jr.’s Struggle for the Passage of Civil Rights Laws, published by University Press of America. Mr. Watson’s major works can be found at the Freeport Memorial Library.

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SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2014 In late July, we opened our newly renovated 10,000-square-foot main floor, which contains the TRAC (Teen Resource Activity Center), a seating area designed for seniors, a new Reference area called ASK (Always Seek Knowledge), two small quiet study rooms for individual study, and our brand-new Business Resource Information Center (BRIC). The lower-level renovation is almost completed. We anticipate this area will be open by early December, thereby giving our patrons access to the materials housed there, including 28-day fiction, nonfiction, biographies, and the vocational collection. On the lower level we’re adding a training center, Computer and Career Center (C3), an ADA-compliant bathroom, and a lounge with a vending area where you’ll be able to purchase healthy snacks, coffee, and other beverages. As the renovation has progressed, we have done our best to remain open and to provide the same level of service you have come to expect. Currently, we are providing public computer access in Meeting Room 4 in the East Building. Once the lower level is complete, the computers will be moved back to their original location. In response to your needs, we have also increased our Wi-Fi capability by adding additional access points throughout the building. The entire renovation is being done with you, our patrons, in mind, and at no additional cost to the taxpayers. We appreciate your patience during this process, and we hope to see you at our grand reopening in April. We’ll have more to tell you regarding the festivities as the date gets closer, but in the meantime please save the date: Saturday, April 12, 2014.


Computer Corner

Business Resources

Computer Classes for Grown-ups

Affordable Care Act for Small Businesses

Sharper Training Solutions will present the following series of hands-on, beginner-level workshops for novice users. Registration is limited to 12 participants. Open only to Freeport residents; preregister at the Reference Desk.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 8:30 a.m. Small business owners are invited to a presentation on the Affordable Care Act, as it applies to businesses with 50 employees or less. Following the presentation, participants may join us on a tour of our new Business Resource Information Center. No registration required. Please note that the Library will open at 8:30 a.m. for this meeting only.

presented by Sharper Training Solutions, Inc.

presented by Community Development Corporation

Computer Second Grade

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Second grade provides an introduction to Excel spreadsheets, working with inputting and working with data, formulas, and functions.

Are You an Entrepreneur?

presented by Community Development Corporation

Computer Third Grade

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 7 p.m. This free introductory business-planning course is open to current and prospective small-business owners. The process of developing a business plan for a successful, cash-healthy, and well-managed business will be discussed.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Hands-on class covers graphics, using Windows drawing and painting tools.

Clases de Computación para Adultos

Core Four Business Planning presented by Community Development Corporation

presentado por Sharper Training Solutions, Inc.

THURSDAYS, 6 to 9 p.m. DECEMBER 5, 12, 19, 26 Cost: $40 This four-session, 12-hour course will help entrepreneurs understand how to set up a business. The course provides planning concepts and tools to help existing and potential business owners determine the viability of their businesses. For more information and to register, please phone 631-471-1215 and ask for Core Four. The $40 fee will be reimbursed after the completion of the four sessions.

Sharper Training Solutions presentará una serie de talleres prácticos para principiantes en el uso de computadoras. La inscripción está limitada a 12 participantes. Solo para residents de Freeport; pueden inscribirse en el Escritorio de Referencia.

Segundo Grado de Computación

LUNES, 4 de NOVIEMBRE, de 6:30 a 8:30 p.m. Esta clase introduce el programa Excel. El programa se ocupa para crear listas, hacer cálculos, crear presupuestos, formularios y muchas cosas mas. Aprenderán como ingresar datos y fórmulas en la hoja de cálculos utilizando varias herramientas del programa.

Coming Soon... Google Nexus Tablets

The Library has obtained, through a grant from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, The New York Department of State, and Google, Inc., a donation of 50 Google Nexus 7 tablets. The tablets will soon be available for Freeport Library cardholders to check out and use in the Library for a two hour loan. The tablets will be able to connect to the Library’s wifi network, and will be pre-loaded with various apps.

Tercer Grado de Computación

LUNES, 9 de DICIEMBRE, de 6:30 a 8:30 p.m. Esta clase se en foca en programas gráficos. Aprenderá ocupar muchas herramientas del programa y como sus gráficos se pueden utilizar en otros programas.

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Something for Everyone Health / Salud Breast Cancer Screening

sponsored by Senator Charles Fuschillo, Jr. and Assemblyman Brian Curran in conjunction with NuHealth/ Nassau Health Care Corporation

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 9 a.m. to noon With the support of the New York State Legislature and the services of the Nassau Health Care Corporation, the mobile NUMC Mammography Van will be at the Library to promote good health by offering mammography screening services. Please call Senator Fuschillo’s office at 516-882-0630 to make an appointment.

St. Francis Hospital Outreach Van presented by St. Francis Hospital

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The St. Francis Hospital Community Outreach Mobile Van will visit the Library to provide free blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, and cardiac screenings. Patient education will be provided. Physician referrals are needed for clients under the age of 18. No registration is necessary.

The What, Where, and How of Doctor Who! presented by Clive Young

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 7 p.m This program explores the colorful Doctor Who, both on-screen and behind the scenes. It will survey the past 50 years profiling all eleven Doctors, and highlighting the most important episodes. Through the use of technology, the program features thrilling action, all-star guest appearances, amusing trivia, and much more. Please preregister for this program at the Reference Desk.

Games2Careers

presented by Karen McKenna, founder of CareerVisionary

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Based on McKenna’s book, Games2Careers, this dynamic program helps participants revisit their favorite childhood activities to identify careers that match their strongest interests. Includes a PowerPoint presentation, exercises, and detailed handouts.

Current Events in Perspective with Michael D’Innocenzo-Libresco Hofstra University

Camioneta Mobíl De Ayuda del Hospital St. Francis

THURSDAYS, 1 p.m. NOVEMBER 7 and DECEMBER 12 Professor D’Innocenzo-Libresco offers his insightful perspective on the people and events that shape our world today. Audience participation is encouraged.

presentado por St. Francis Hospital

JUEVES, NOVIEMBRE 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. La camioneta de ayuda móbil del hospital St. Francis visitará la biblioteca para proveer chequeos gratis de la presión sanguínea, colesterol, diabetes así como tambien revisiones del corazón. Asistencia en educación a paciente tambien será proveída. Personas menores de 18 años de edad necesitan un referido de su médico. Registracíon no es necesaria.

Autism Awareness

presented by Fortunet Foundation for Autism

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 7 p.m. This presentation will provide specific information for the parents and caregivers of those affected by autism. Please preregister for this program at the Reference Desk.

New York State of Health Insurance Marketplace

presented by Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council

Knitting and Crocheting

TUESDAYS, 3 to 7 p.m. NOVEMBER 19 and DECEMBER 17 If you need assistance selecting or enrolling in a health insuranceplan, or just have a few questions, the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council will be at the Library on the third Tuesday of each month, beginning November 19. No appointment required; patrons will be assisted on a first-come, first-served basis.

presented by Lupe Velasquez

THURSDAYS, 7 p.m. NOVEMBER 7, 21; DECEMBER 5, 19 Bring your own yarn and needles, and we will help you with your project. Beginners and experienced needleworkers welcome. Please preregister at the Reference Desk.

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Something for Everyone Lunch and Travel

Freeport Cinema

Bring a friend and a brown-bag lunch. A beverage and dessert will be provided.

FRIDAYS at 3 and 7 p.m.

Iron Man 3

Greatest Finds: Archaeology Digs Around the World

NOVEMBER 15 When Tony Stark/Iron Man finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. Rated PG-13, 109 min., 2013.

presented by the Taubs

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 12 p.m. Visits to archaeological sites all over the world provide a backdrop for learning about the tools and techniques of archaeologists, problems of preservation, and how archeology adds to our understanding of world history and culture.

Peeples

DECEMBER 13 Sparks fly when Wade Walker crashes the preppy Peeples annual reunion in the Hamptons to ask for their precious daughter Grace’s hand in marriage. Walker learns there’s room for all kinds of Peeples in this family. Rated PG-13, 95 min., 2013.

Malta/Sardinia/Corsica: Mediterranean Islands from the Stone Age to the Present presented by the Taubs

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 12 p.m. Island-hop to see enormous stone structures, some of which were built more than 5,000 years ago. Follow their history through to modern times, and see why these are fabulous tourist destinations today.

Holiday Appetizers for Adults

Get Your Freeport Library Card Today!

presented by Chef Barbara Sheridan

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 7 p.m. Learn how to make delicious appetizers to serve at your next holiday gathering. Please preregister for this program at the Reference Desk.

Library Cards are available free of charge to any person who lives, works, or goes to school in Freeport.

Around the World Skin Care

Freeport Residents/Property Owners and their children are eligible for a three-year card and may borrow all types of library materials. These cards include the Direct Access privileges which allow the holder to borrow books directly from the other 51 public libraries in Nassau County.

presented by Carrie Malandrino

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 7 p.m. Women of every ethnic backgrounds know a variety of remedies for great skin. From corn husker’s lotion to coconut oil, we welcome family secrets! Using simple ingredients found in the kitchen, participants leave with recipes and samples. A nonrefundable materials fee of $1 is due at registration at the Reference Desk.

Freeport Business Owners and Employees are eligible for a one-year card and may borrow all types of library materials. However, Direct Access is not available on this card.

Holiday Tea and Desserts

presented by Chef Barbara Sheridan

Any child who attends school in Freeport but does not reside in, either the Freeport School District or the Village of Freeport is eligible for a one-year card without Direct Access privileges.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 4 p.m. Greet your guests with a hot cup of tea and some holiday desserts. There’s no better way to begin the season. Please remember to bring your tea cup! We will be tasting at the end of class. A nonrefundable materials fee of $2 is due at registration at the Reference Desk.

All cardholders have access to the Library’s online resources, including our research databases, and downloadable audiobooks and ebooks.

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Something for Everyone Immigration Information for the Hispanic Community

Look, Listen, Learn: A Video Course

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 6 p.m. This program will provide information on immigration for members of the Hispanic community and explain the vision and mission of La Fuente, Inc. which helps immigrants and workers be active participants in their communities.

TUESDAYS, 1 p.m.

presented by La Fuente Inc.

presented by William Coble

What Are the Chances? Probability Made Clear by Michael Starbird, Ph.D.

Probability is the study of giving a meaningful numerical value to the likelihood an event will occur when we admit we do not, and cannot, know what will happen.

Información de Inmigración Para La Comunidad Hispana presentado por La Fuente Inc.

NOVEMBER 19 1. Our Random World - Probability Defined 2. The Nature of Randomness 3. Expected Value - You Can Bet on It

MARTES, 19 de NOVIEMBRE, a las 6 p.m. Este programa proveerá información sobre inmigración para miembros de la comunidad hispana y explicará la visión y misión de La Fuente Inc. que ayuda a inmigrantes y trabajadores a ser participantes activos en sus comunidades.

NOVEMBER 26 4. Random Thoughts on Random Walks 5. ProbabilityPhenomena of Physics 6. Probability Is in Our Genes

Manicures for Adults

DECEMBER 3 7. Options and Our Financial Future 8. Probability Where We Don’t Expect It 9. Probability Surprises

presented by Kathy Giouvalakis, licensed nail technician

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 7 p.m. Come learn how to manicure, decorate, and take care of your nails like a professional. Everyone will get a new nail kit. A nonrefundable materials fee of $2 is due at registration at the Reference Desk.

DECEMBER 17 10. Conundrums of Conditional Probability 11. Believe It or Not – Bayesian Probability 12. Probability Everywhere

Pedicures for Adults

BUS TRIP… A Christmas Carol

presented by Kathy Giouvalakis, licensed nail technician

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4 COST $86. Per person, payable by check or money order, non-refundable.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2:30 p.m. Learn how to do a pedicure and decorate your toenails like a professional. There will be a demonstration, and then registrants will be given the opportunity to practice their new skills. A nonrefundable materials fee of $2 is due at registration at the Reference Desk.

Bus leaves at 9:30 a.m. from the Freeport Recreation Center, 130 East Merrick Road, and returns at approximately 5 p.m.

Necklace Workshop forAdults presented by Ofra Levin of Ofra Jewels, Inc.

First we’ll have a four-course lunch at Paces Steakhouse in Port Jefferson. We will enjoy a delicious salad; a choice of chicken, steak, fish, or pasta; followed by dessert with coffee, tea, or soda. Next we will attend Charles Dickens’s immortal classic, A Christmas Carol, at Theatre Three. The cost includes roundtrip transportation. Register at the Circulation Desk.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 7 p.m. Learn how to design and create your own fashionable necklace. Choose from a variety of pendants and semiprecious stones including freshwater pearls, turquoise, granite, citrines, glass beads, crystals, and more. A nonrefundable materials fee of $10 is due at registration at the Reference Desk.

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Tots to Tweens Please see the Children's Room and Tween flyers for a complete list of programs. Registration is limited and necessary for all programs.

Autism Awareness

presented by Fortunet Foundation for Autism

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 7 p.m. This presentation will provide specific information for the parents and caregivers of those affected by autism. Please preregister for this program at the Reference Desk.

Minecraft

presented by Brent Loffreto

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Do you like to play Minecraft? Or maybe you want to learn how to play? If you already know how to play, then come learn some new techniques to better your game. If it’s your first time playing, then come to this program to learn everything you need to get started. You’ll learn the basics of mining resources, building tools, and crafting everything you need to survive. For students in grades 5 and 6.

Library Hunt

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Do you like to play hide-and-seek and tag? Then come play an extreme version of both these games after the Library closes for the day! Wear dark clothing and sneakers, and bring a flashlight. The Library closes at 5 p.m. Please arrive by 4:15 p.m. and arrange to be picked up by 6:30 p.m. A light snack will be provided. For this program, please have your parent or guardian come to the Library to sign you up. For students in grades 5 and 6.

Winter Wonderland Snow Globes

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 5:30 p.m. Come create a colorful winter scene for the holidays. This program is for children in grades 1-4. A nonrefundable materials fee of $1 is due at time of registration.

Snowman Cupcakes

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 5:30 p.m. At this workshop, you will be given two cupcakes to decorate. Using frosting and a variety of other toppings, you will decorate the cupcakes to look like snowmen. A nonrefundable fee of $1 is due at time of registration. For students in grades 5 and 6.

Jean Decorating

MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2 p.m. Do you have a favorite pair of jeans that you’d like to update? Bring them to this program, and we will give you the materials needed to redesign them. A nonrefundable fee of $1 is due at time of registration. For students in grades 5 and 6.

Create a Snowman Cookie

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27, 10 a.m. Create and decorate your own delicious snowman cookie! This program is for children in grades 1-4. A nonrefundable materials fee of $1 is due at time of registration.

Edible Snowman Treat

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27, 11:15 a.m What’s better than making a snowman outside in the snow? How about making a snowman out of marshmallows and other treats? This program is for children in pre-K to K. A nonrefundable materials fee of $1 is due at time of registration.

African American Folktales for the Kwanzaa Season presented by Julie Pasqual, storyteller and performer

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2:30 p.m. Julie Pasqual presents African American folktales that are rich in character and wisdom. Her storytelling work encompasses her skills as a performing artist as she brings every aspect of a story to life. When not telling tales, she can be found performing as a dancer for the Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit, entertaining children in New York City hospitals.

Twist-a-Band

MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2 p.m. Come check out Twist-a-Band, a new trend in jewelrymaking using rubber bands. Learn to make a bracelet for yourself or to give to a friend. A nonrefundable fee of $1 is due at time of registration. For students in grades 5 and 6.

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Teens

Research Databases

Please see the Teen Scene flyer for a complete list of programs. These programs are for students in grades 7 to 12. Registration is limited and necessary for all programs.

Can’t find what you are looking for on the Web? Try our Research Databases.Online databases are computerized collections of information, indexed for easy retrieval. The Library subscribes to these exclusive databases, many of which you can access from home, school, or work, by going to:

Fashion Designing

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 5:30 p.m. Interested in fashion? Want to know the first steps in becoming a fashion designer? Join us for our fashion drawing class and learn the basic steps in designing a fabulous outfit.

www.freeportlibrary.info and selecting e-Resources from the main menu at the top of the page, then Research Databases. The information contained in these databases is often more reliable and authoritative than that found on may Web sites. You will be required to enter the 14-digit barcode number from your library card in order to access. The following partial list of databases may be of help to students completing assignments:

How to Beat the High Cost of College

presented by Barry Fox College Financial Aid Consulting

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 7 p.m. Find out how to get your share of the billions of dollars in grants and loans that are available to college students. Learn about programs for which you might qualify, how much aid you might receive, and how to get started. How to fill out the FAFSA form, plan a needs analysis, and negotiate with financial aid officers will also be discussed.

American History

From the explorers of the Americas to the issues of today’s headlines, American History investigates the people, events, and stories of our nation’s evolution

A to Z World Culture

Comprises 175 country Culture Guides of 61 data categories each - in-depth coverage on a rich array of cultural topics.

College Essays That Shine

presented by Carrie Mason-Draffen

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Learn how to write a standout college essay. Newsday columnist Carrie Mason-Draffen will provide you with the skills and tips needed to perfect your college application essay as well as all your other essays throughout your college years.

Bloom’s Literary Reference Online

Contains all of Harold Bloom’s criticism for novels, plays, etc. as well as information on various authors.

Learnatest from Learning Express

Prepare for a number of exams, take practice tests, and find career resources.

Stop-Motion Animation Workshop

LitFinder

International in scope, this database covers all time periods and contains a wealth of primary literature content including more than 126,500 full text poems, 850,000 poem citations and excerpts, 5,000 full-text short stories, 2,800 full-text essays, 1,800 full-text speeches, and 1,000 full-text plays. LitFinder also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary.

presented by L.I. Motion Picture Arts Center and Museum

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2 to 3 p.m. In this workshop, teens can be hands-on as they film a scene of stop-motion animation. We bring the movie experience to teens as they use posable figures on a film set. Teens will learn the techniques that are used in Hollywood in the works of Tim Burton and in such classic movies as King Kong. They will also see how the process of stop-motion animation is created. Using a digital camera and movie lights they will record the animation one frame at a time. At the end of the workshop, the teens will see their finished movie.

Science Online

Offers a comprehensive,curriculum-oriented overview of a broad range of scientific disciplines in a variety of useful formats. It includes science experiments, articles, definitions, biographies and multimedia videos, animations and images.

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FREEPORT MEMORIAL LIBRARY Calendar of Events

NOVEMBER Organizations & Group Meetings

NOVEMBER LIBRARY PROGRAMS

FRI 1 TALKING ABOUT LITERATURE, 12 P.M.; THE WHAT, WHERE AND HOW OF DOCTOR WHO!, 7 P.M.

FRI 1 ESOL, 9 A.M.; AA, 4:30 P.M.; OA, 5:30 P.M.; ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY, 6:30 P.M.

MON 4 CR: P/C WORKSHOP, 10 A.M.; SP: COMPUTER 2ND GRADE, 6:30 P.M.

SAT 2 BELLMORE-MERRICK EMS, 9 A.M.; CEDARMORE, 9 A.M.; EYE 2 EYE, 9:30 A.M.; BID PLANNING COMMITTEE, 10 A.M.; ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY- YOUTH MEETING, 2 P.M.

TUE 5 LIBRARY CLOSED- ELECTION DAY WED 6 THU 7

AARP MATURE DRIVERS COURSE, 9:30 A.M.; GAMES 2 CAREERS, 6:30 P.M.; GRUPO DE CONVERSACION, 7:30 P.M. CURRENT EVENTS IN PERSPECTIVE, 1 P.M.; CR: CIRCLE TIME, 7 P.M.; AUTISM AWARENESS INFORMATION PROGRAM, 7 P.M.; KNITTING AND CROCHETING, 7 P.M.; HOLIDAY APPETIZERS, 7 P.M.

SAT 9 JOB CLUB, 10 A.M. MON 11 LIBRARY CLOSED- VETERAN’S DAY

MON 4 ESOL, 9 A.M.; ATHENA CLUB, 12 P.M.; AA, 4:30 P.M.; CHI ETA PHI SORORITY, 5 & 7 P.M.; TOASTMASTERS, 7 P.M.; GROUP MEDITATION, 7:30 P.M. TUE 5 LIBRARY CLOSED- ELECTION DAY WED 6 ESOL, 10 A.M.; CODA OF FREEPORT, 12 P.M.; AA, 4:30 P.M.; FREEPORT LIONS CLUB, 6:30 P.M.; KIWANIS, 7 P.M.; AUDUBON SOCIETY BOARD MEETING, 7 P.M. THU 7 ESOL, 9 A.M.; OA, 4 P.M.; PROJECT HOPE, 6 P.M.; FREEPORT MERRICK ROTARY, 7 P.M.

TUE 12 MAMMOGRAPHY MOBILE VAN, 9 A.M.; GREAT BOOKS, 1:30 P.M.; MEMOIR WRITING, 2 P.M.; CR: LEGOMANIA (GR. 1 & 2), 5:15 P.M.; YA: FASHION DESIGN, 5:30 P.M.

FRI 8 ESOL, 9 A.M.; AA, 4:30 P.M.; OA, 5:30 P.M.

WED 13 AFFORABLE CARE ACT FOR SMALL BUSINESSES, 8:30 A.M.; YA: TRAC ART, 4 P.M.; SOUL WITH HEART, 7 P.M.

SAT 9 DELTA, 9 A.M.; GIRL SCOUTS TROOP, 10 A.M.; PHI BETA SIGMA FRATERNITY, 2:30 P.M.

THU 14 COMMUNITY OUTREACH VAN, 10 A.M.; SUPERSTARS OF CLASSICAL MUSIC, 2 P.M.; CR: TWEEN CAFE, 5 P.M.; ARE YOU AN ENTREPRENUER?, 7 P.M.; CR: CIRCLE TIME, 7 P.M.; YA: HOW TO BEAT THE HIGH COST OF COLLEGE, 7 P.M.

MON 11 LIBRARY CLOSED- VETERAN’S DAY

FRI 15 LUNCH & TRAVEL, 12 P.M.; FREEPORT CINEMA, 3 & 7 P.M.

WED 13 ESOL, 10 A.M; CODA OF FREEPORT, 12 P.M.; FREEPORT TEACHER’S ASSOCIATION, 3 P.M.; AA, 4:30 P.M.; GLOBAL ASSOCIATES, 6 P.M.; DELTA, 7 P.M.; FREEPORT CAMERA CLUB, 7 P.M.

SAT 16 DEFENSIVE DRIVING, 9:15 A.M; CR: MINECRAFT (5TH AND 6TH GRADES), 2 P.M.

TUE 12 ESOL, 9 A.M.; STEARNS PARK CIVIC, 7 P.M.; AUDUBON SOCIETY, 7 P.M.

SUN 17 HUNGRYTOWN, 2:30 P.M.

THU 14 ESOL, 9 A.M.; OA, 4 P.M.; PROJECT HOPE, 6 P.M.; NAACP FREEPORT-ROOSEVELT BRANCH, 7:30 P.M.

MON 18 CR: P/C WORKSHOP, 10 A.M.; CR: MINECRAFT, 6 P.M.

FRI 15 ESOL, 9 A.M.; AA, 4:30 P.M.; OA, 5:30 P.M.

TUE 19 LOOK, LISTEN & LEARN: A VIDEO EXPERIENCE, 1 P.M.; NY STATE HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE, 3 P.M.; CR: LEGOMANIA (GR. 3 &4), 5:15 P.M.; IMMIGRATION INFORMATION FOR THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY, 6 P.M.

SAT 16 CEDARMORE, 9 A.M.; NEW YORK WOMEN’S INVESTMENT CLUB, 10 A.M.; NW CIVIC ASSOCIATION, 10 A.M.; ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY- YOUTH MEETING, 2 P.M.

WED 20 COMPUTER 2ND GRADE, 6:30 P.M.; LIBRARY BOARD MEETING, 8 P.M. THU 21 OPERA ON THE BIG SCREEN, 1 P.M.; KNITTING AND CROCHETING, 7 P.M.; CR: CIRCLE TIME, 7 P.M.

SUN 17 DOWSERS, 1 P.M. MON 18 ESOL, 9 A.M.; RETIRED TEACHERS, 10 A.M.; AA, 4:30 P.M.; FREEPORT NETWORKING GROUP, 6 P.M.; TOASTMASTERS, 7 P.M.; GROUP MEDITATION, 7:30 P.M.

FRI 22 AROUND THE WORLD SKINCARE, 7 P.M.

TUE 19 ESOL, 9 A.M.;

NOV 23 CR: LIBRARY HUNT, 4:30 P.M.

WED 20 ESOL, 9 A.M.; CODA OF FREEPORT, 12 P.M.; FREEPORT TEACHERS ASSOCIATION, 3:30 P.M.; AA, 4:30 P.M.; AMERICAN LEGION, 7 P.M.; DELTA, 7 P.M.

SUN 24 BRITTANY WALKER, SOPRANO, 2:30 P.M. TUE 26 LOOK, LISTEN & LEARN: A VIDEO EXPERIENCE, 1 P.M.; YA: COLLEGE ESSAY’S THAT SHINE, 7 P.M. THU 28 LIBRARY CLOSED- THANKSGIVING

THU 21 ESOL, 9 A.M.; OA, 4 P.M.; PROJECT HOPE, 6 P.M.; DARBY FOUNDATION, 6 P.M.; LI SCANDINAVIAN SOCIETY, 7 P.M.; HOME RULE PARTY, 7:30 P.M. FRI 22 ESOL, 9 A.M.; AA, 4:30 P.M.; OA, 5:30 P.M.; DELTA, 6:30 P.M. SAT 23 DELTA, 9:30 A.M.; GIRL SCOUTS TROOP, 10 A.M.; PARENT ACTION COMMUNITY, 10:30 A.M.

KEY TO ABBREVIATIONS AA: Alcoholics Anonymous CR: Children’s Room JEIC: Job & Education Information Center LIAC: LI Arts Council at Freeport LIAV: Long Island African Violet Society SP: Spanish Language YA: Young Adult

MON 25 ESOL, 9 A.M.; RETIRED TEACHERS, 10 A.M.; AA, 4:30 P.M.; ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA, 7 P.M.; LIAV SOCIETY, 7 P.M.; GROUP MEDITATION, 7:30 P.M. TUE 26 ESOL, 9 A.M.; FREEPORT DEMOCRATIC CLUB, 7 P.M.; HUMAN RELATIONS COMMITTEE, 7:30 P.M.; LANDMARKS COMMISSION, 7:30 P.M. WED 27 ESOL, 9 A.M.; CODA OF FREEPORT, 12 P.M.; AA, 4:30 P.M.; CEDARMORE, 7 P.M.; FREEPORT CAMERA CLUB, 7 P.M. THU 28 LIBRARY CLOSED- THANKSGIVING FRI 29 AA, 4:30 P.M.; OA, 5:30 P.M.

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FREEPORT MEMORIAL LIBRARY Calendar of Events DECEMBER LIBRARY PROGRAMS

SUN 1 OLGA VINAKUR, PIANIST, 2:30 P.M.

TUE 3 LOOK, LISTEN & LEARN: A VIDEO EXPERIENCE, 1 P.M.; CR: LEGOMANIA (GR. 1 & 2), 5:15 P.M. WED 4 BUS TRIP, 9:30 A.M.; AARP MATURE DRIVERS COURSE, 9:30 A.M.; CR: WINTER WONDERLAND SNOW GLOBE, 5:30 P.M. THU 5 CORE 4, 6 P.M.; KNITTING AND CROCHETING, 7 P.M. FRI 6 TALKING ABOUT LITERATURE, 12 P.M.; MANICURES FOR ADULTS, 7 P.M.

DECEMBER Organizations & Group Meetings

MON 2 ESOL, 9 A.M.; AA, 4:30 P.M.; TOASTMASTERS, 7 P.M.; CHI ETA PHI SORORITY, 7 P.M.; GROUP MEDITATION, 7:30 P.M.

TUE 3 ESOL, 9 A.M.; DAR, 3:30 P.M.; AUDUBON SOCIETY BOARD MEETING, 7 P.M.; GATHER, 7 P.M.; LIAV SOCIETY, 7 P.M. WED 4 ESOL, 10 A.M.; CODA OF FREEPORT, 12 P.M.; AA, 4:30 P.M.; KIWANIS, 7 P.M. THU 5 ESOL, 9 A.M.; OA, 4 P.M.; PROJECT HOPE, 6 P.M.; FREEPORT MERRICK ROTARY, 7 P.M.

TUE 10 GREAT BOOKS, 1:30 P.M.; CR: LEGOMANIA (GR. 3 & 4), 5:15 P.M.

FRI 6 ESOL, 9 A.M.; AA, 4:30 P.M.; OA, 5:30 P.M.; ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY, 6:30 P.M.; SAT 7 CEDARMORE, 9 A.M.; EYE 2 EYE, 9:30 A.M.; GIRL SCOUTS TROOP, 10 A.M.; ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY- YOUTH MEETING, 2 P.M.

WED 11 PEDICURES FOR ADULTS, 2:30 P.M.; NECKLACE WORKSHOP, 7 P.M.; SOUL WITH H EART, 7 P.M.

MON 9 ESOL, 9 A.M.; RETIRED TEACHERS, 10 A.M.; AA, 4:30 P.M.; FREEPORT NETWORKING GROUP, 6 P.M.; GROUP MEDITATION, 7:30 P.M.

THU 12 CURRENT EVENTS IN PERSPECTIVE, 1 P.M.; CR: TWEEN CAFE, 5 P.M.; CORE 4, 6 P.M.

TUE 10 ESOL, 9 A.M.; AUDUBON SOCIETY, 7 P.M.; STEARNS PARK CIVIC, 7 P.M.

MON 9 SP: COMPUTER 3RD GRADE, 6:30 P.M.

FRI 13 LUNCH & TRAVEL, 12 P.M.; FREEPORT CINEMA, 3 & 7 P.M. SAT 14 JOB CLUB, 10 A.M. SUN 15 ARTIST RECEPTION, 2 P.M.; FREEPORT COMMUNITY CHORALE, 2:30 P.M. TUE 17 LOOK, LISTEN & LEARN: A VIDEO EXPERIENCE, 1 P.M.; MEMOIR WRITING, 2 P.M.; NY STATE HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE, 3 P.M.;CR: SNOWMAN CUPCAKES, 5:30 P.M. WED 18 YA: TRAC ART, 4 P.M.; COMPUTER 3RD GRADE, 6:30 P.M.; LIBRARY BOARD MEETING, 8 P.M. THU 19 OPERA ON THE BIG SCREEN, 1 P.M.; HOLIDAY TEA AND DESSERTS, 4 P.M.; CORE 4, 6 P.M.; KNITTING AND CROCHETING, 7 P.M. FRI 20 FREEPORT H.S. SELECT CHORALE, 4:30 P.M. SAT 21 DEFENSIVE DRIVING, 9:15 A.M. SUN 22 TRIO CELESTE, 2:30 P.M. MON 23 CR: JEAN DECORATING, 2 P.M. TUE 24 CHRISTMAS EVE: LIBRARY OPEN 9 A.M.-1 P.M. WED 25 LIBRARY CLOSED- CHRISTMAS DAY THU 26 CR: SNOWMAN CUPCAKES, 11 A.M.; CORE 4, 6 P.M. FRI 27 CR: CREATE A SNOWMAN COOKIE, 10 A.M.; CR: EDIBLE SNOWMAN TREAT, 11:15 A.M.; YA: STOP MOTION FILIMING FOR TEENS, 2 P.M. SUN 29 KWANZAA FAMILY PROGRAM, 2:30 P.M. MON 30 CR: TWIST-A-BAND, 2 P.M. TUE 31 NEW YEAR’S EVE- LIBRARY OPEN 9 A.M. - 1 P.M.

WED 11 ESOL, 10 A.M.; CODA OF FREEPORT, 12 P.M.; FREEPORT TEACHERS ASSOCIATION, 3:30, P.M.; AA, 4:30 P.M.; GLOBAL ASSOCIATES, 6 P.M.; FREEPORT CAMERA CLUB, 7 P.M.; DELTA, 7 P.M. THU 12 ESOL, 9 A.M.; O A, 4 P.M.; PROJECT HOPE, 6 P.M.; DARBY FOUNDATION, 5:30 P.M.; NAACP FREEPORT-ROOSEVELT BRANCH, 7:30 P.M. FRI 13 ESOL, 9 A.M.; AA, 4:30 P.M.; OA, 5:30 P.M. SAT 14 DELTA, 9 A.M.; GIRL SCOUTS TROOP, 10 A.M.; NEW YORK WOMEN’S INVESTMENT CLUB, 10 A.M.; PHI BETA SIGMA FRATERNITY, 2:30 P.M.

SUN 15 DOWSERS, 1 P.M. MON 16 ESOL, 9 A.M.; RETIRED TEACHERS, 10 A.M.; AA, 4:30 P.M.; TOASTMASTERS, 7 P.M.; GROUP MEDITATION, 7:30 P.M. TUE 17 ESOL, 9 A.M.; FREEPORT DEMOCRATIC CLUB, 7 PM. LANDMARKS COMMISSION, 7:30 P.M.; HUMAN RELATIONS COMMITTEE, 7:30 P.M.

WED 18 ESOL, 10 A.M.; CODA OF FREEPORT, 12 P.M.; AA, 4:30 P.M.; AMERICAN LEGION, 7 P.M.; DELTA, 7 P.M. THU 19 ESOL, 9 A.M.; O A, 4 P.M.; PROJECT HOPE, 6 P.M.; LIAACC, 6 P.M.; LI SCANDINAVIAN SOCIETY, 7 P.M. FRI 20 ESOL, 9 A.M.; AA, 4:30 P.M.; OA, 5:30 P.M. SAT 21 CEDARMORE CORP., 9 A.M.; NW CIVIC ASSOCIATION, 10 A.M.; ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY- YOUTH MEETING, 2 P.M. MON 23 ESOL, 9 A.M.; RETIRED TEACHERS, 10 A.M.; AA, 4:30 P.M.; ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA, 7 P.M.; GROUP MEDITATION, 7:30 P.M. TUE 24 CHRISTMAS EVE: LIBRARY OPEN 9 A.M.-1 P.M. WED 25 LIBRARY CLOSED- CHRISTMAS DAY THU 26 OA, 4 P.M.; DARBY FOUNDATION, 6 P.M.; HOME RULE PARTY, 7:30 P.M. FRI 27 AA, 4:30 P.M.; OA, 5:30 P.M.; DELTA, 6:30 P.M. SAT 28 DELTA, 9:30 A.M.; EAGER TO SERVE, 10:30 A.M.; PARENT ACTION COMMUNITY, 10:30 A.M.; ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY- YOUTH MEETING, 2 P.M.

Ongoing Programs:

MON 30 AA, 4:30 P.M.; GROUP MEDITATION, 7:30 P.M.

Career Counseling with Barbara Spinelli Wednesdays, 5:30 to 9 pm (by appointment only) Saturdays, 1 to 4 pm (by appointment only)

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Patricia Mansfield Phelan

EDITORIAL CONSULTANT

Election Day Veterans Day Thanksgiving Christmas Eve Christmas Day New Year’s Eve

Cindy Soto

DESIGN & LAYOUT Yolanda Phillips

EDITOR

November 5 November 11 November 28 December 24 December 25 December 31

HOLIDAY HOURS

Kenneth Bellafiore

DIRECTOR

Russell E. Birdsall, President Denton L. Watson, Vice-President Consuelo Velez, Secretary George N. Boulukos, Finance Officer Ira J. Furman, Trustee

9 AM Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. 10 AM Wednesday 9 AM Saturday 1 PM Sunday

LIBRARY HOURS

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Freeport Postal Customer Freeport, NY 11520

The Board of Trustees will meet at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20 and December 18. www.freeportlibrary.info

144 W. Merrick Road Freeport, NY 11520 Tel: (516) 379-3274 Fax: (516) 868-9741

Freeport, N.Y. Permit No. 743

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Driving Courses

Freeport taxpayers can sign up anytime during November and December. Nonresidents may register for the upcoming class only. Enrollment is limited. Payment is due at registration. One check/money order per person. No cash, please. You must have a valid New York State license to enroll in these courses.

AARP Mature Drivers Courses

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6 or DECEMBER 4 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost: member $17; nonmember $19; by check or money order payable to AARP.

Defensive Driving (for everyone)

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16 or DECEMBER 21 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost: $28 by check or money order, payable to Empire Safety Council.

Save the Date... Bus Trip to the Philidelphia Flower Show SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2014 (tentative)

This year’s theme at the Philadelphia Flower Show is, “ARTiculture,” and will focus on how landscapes, gardens and floral arrangements have inspired artists from the Old Masters to the Impressionists to today’s Post Modernists. Cost: $77 which includes ticket to the show and round trip coach bus transportation departing from and returning to the Freeport Recreation Center. More details to follow!

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Freeport Memorial Library Nov/Dec 2013