REGISTRATION FOR WESTBURY & CARLE PLACE
RESIDENTS BEGINS ON MONDAY, JUNE 24th
BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
Thursday, June 20 & July 18, 7:00
Our Board of Trustees Meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.
Tracing Your Family History
Thursday, June 13, 7:00
Have you ever thought of tracing your family history? Come to this program and get a general overview of what genealogy is. Vital records, federal and state census reports and searching on the internet will be some of the topics discussed. The presenters, Joysetta Pearse and Bob Hylton are members of the African Atlantic Genealogy Society. Ms. Pearse is their President as well as Director of the African American Museum of Nassau County. Registration required.
Westbury Neighborhood Watch
Tuesday, June 18, 7:00
Join this informative seminar and receive a free Child Safety Kit. Jacquelyn McCullough, Director of the Westbury Neighborhood Watch will instruct us on how to protect our children and keep their information ready at hand in case of an emergency. Additional topics will include our community, crime prevention and emergency preparedness. Free. Registration required.
July and August 10:00 - 8:00
Enjoy your visit to the Library even more. From July through August, the Library will celebrate summer by opening the Courtyard Garden for your enjoyment. We provide the seating so that you can simply enjoy nature, relax, read a book or use the Wi-Fi.
Laughs at the Library
Wednesday, July 24, 7:00
Come, sit back and enjoy an evening of laughter with standup comedian Mark Brier. Mark has been a comedian for 33 years and has appeared on cruise ships, comedy clubs, and resorts.
Necklace Jewelry Workshop
Monday, July 22, 7:00
Ofra Levin, founder of Ofra Jewels will teach you how to make a necklace using semi-precious stones. Ms. Levin studied jewelry design at The Fashion Institute of Technology. All materials will be supplied. Fee is $10 payable to the instructor the day of the class. Out-of-district residents may register July 8. Class limit 18.
On-Your-Own Trip to New York City
Saturday, September 7, 9:58
Travel on the LIRR, departing from the Westbury train station (Union Avenue and Post Avenue) and spend a day in New York City. We all depart together on the 9:58 train, but you can return any time that day. Discounted cost of $8.25 (round trip) is payable to Long Island Rail Road. Limit 50.
Create Your Own Vision Board
Monday, August 19, 7:00
A vision board is a tool on which you display images that represent whatever you want to be, do or have in your life. Join Dana Tomlin, Lakeview Public Library librarian, as she takes us through the steps needed to create a vision board. All materials will be supplied. Free, registration required.
Wardrobe Savvy Seminar and Fashion Show
Monday, August 12, 7:00
Representatives from Dress Barn of Carle Place will show us via a seminar and a fashion show how to combine clothing with different colors and styles that are versatile and suitable for all sizes. There will be a $25 gift certificate raffled off and a complimentary gift for all attendees. Free, registration required.
Friday, July 12, 1:00 - 7:00
Assemblyman Michael Montesano will host a Community Blood Drive at the Library. The van will be parked at Jefferson Street; to make an appointment please call 516 937-3571.
Preparedness Awareness Seminar
Wednesday, August 14, 7:00
Representatives from the New York State Emergency Management Office will inform us what to do in case of a major emergency or disaster. Assemblyman Michael Montesano is hosting this program.
COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY
Smartphone and Tablet Workshop
Monday, July 29, 7:00
Join James Hutter and members of the Library's Technology Department as they demonstrate some Tablet and Smartphone basics. Feel free to ask questions as they provide one-on-one instruction with your device. Class space is limited, please register ahead of time.
Thimble Islands Bus Trip
Wednesday, July 17, 7:30
Relax and enjoy a narrated cruise around the cluster of small islands just off the coast of Connecticut known as the Thimble Islands. Originally, this was a piece of Maine coast that drifted into Long Island Sound and came to rest around the harbor of Stony Creek, CT. After your cruise, enjoy lunch at The Chowder Pot Restaurant followed by a visit to the Shore Line Trolley Museum. Once there, you will have a ride on an authentic turn-of-the-century trolley car and have a museum tour. Bus departs the library at 7:30 am and returns at approximately 7:00 pm. A non-refundable fee of $85 is payable to Rendezvous Travel.
Amish Countryside and House Tour
Wednesday, October 23, 7:30
Join us for a fascinating tour of Lancaster, Pennsylvania and learn and see the Amish way of life. The first part of the day we will begin by visiting an Amish family on their farm. They will show us around their home where we will enjoy homemade refreshments and take part in an informal discussion with the family. Secondly, we will take a guided tour of the Amish Countryside where we will make several stops including a visit to a Quilt and Craft Farm, Farmer’s Market and others. Lunch will be at Shady Maple Restaurant. A non-refundable fee of $84 is payable to Rendezvous Travel.
Watercolor Painting Class
Saturday, June 8, 15, 22, 29, 9:30 – 11:30
Join Harriet Caretonuto who will teach composition, drawing, values, color, texture and detail through exercises and demonstrations to help you develop your own personal style. Registration for Westbury and Carle Place residents begins April 29; out-of-district residents may register May 6. Fee $40. Class limit is 15.
Saturdays, July 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 9:30 - 11:30
This class will help you develop your own personal style via exercises and demonstrations. Instructor Harriet Caretonuto. Out-of-district residents may register July 5. Fee $45. Class limit 15.
Cooking with Chef Allan Zox
Monday, June 17, 7:00
Join Chef Alan Zox, currently a private chef with the popular food column, Zox Kitchen, which is widely distributed in New York and in all Anton Newspapers. He specializes in French, Italian, Middle Eastern and American cuisine. The Italian menu is Pollo Aceto e Funghi (chicken thighs with mushrooms and balsamic vinegar), Insalata de Finocchio (shaved fennel salad) and Carpaccio di Pere (pear carpaccio). Chef Alan received his formal Culinary training at the Culinary Institute of America and his PhD at Rutgers University. Registration for Westbury and Carle Place residents begins April 29; out-of-district residents may register June 3. Fee $7. Class limit 25.
Pretzel Making - For adults
Monday, August 5, 7:00
Chef Lisa Basini, owner of Baking Coach will teach us how to make pretzel dough. We will bake some at the Library and take some home to bake on your own. There will be different toppings to sample. Out-of-district residents may register July 15. Fee $7. Class limit 25.
Year of Wonders
by Geraldine Brooks
Wednesday, July 10, 7:30
Based on an actual event and real persons, author Geraldine Brooks tells a fascinating tale of a village in rural 17th century England that experiences a sudden outbreak of plague. The citizens seal themselves off from the outside world to avoid spreading the disease to neighboring villages and to give themselves up to God's mercy. Discussion leader: C. Yvette Long, Librarian.
This Is Where I Leave You
by Jonathan Tropper
Wednesday, August 7, 7:30
Shortly after Judd’s wife leaves him for his boss; Judd’s father passes away, bringing the entire family together in mourning. During this week of “sitting Shiva,” Judd realizes his siblings are even more dysfunctional than he is, and the confrontations that ensue are full of raw emotion and humorous consequences. Discussion leader: C. Yvette Long, Librarian.
HEALTH & FITNESS
Wednesdays, May 15, 22, 29, June 12, 19, 26, 6:00 - 7:00
Learn Pilates techniques. Please bring a mat, water and wear comfortable clothing. Instructor Mary Ellen Petassi. Registration for Westbury and Carle Place residents begins April 29; out-of-district residents may register May 6. Fee $30. Class limit 30.
Wednesdays, May 15, 22, 29, June 12, 19, 26, 7:45 - 8:45
Build strength, increase your flexibility, release stress and rejuvenate yourself. Please bring a mat, yoga block and blanket. Instructor Mary Angel. Registration for Westbury and Carle Place residents begins April 29; out-of-district residents may register May 6. Fee $30. Class limit 30.
Tuesdays, July 16, 23, 30 and August 6, 13, 20, 6:00 - 7:00
Pilates based exercise class. Bring light dumbbells and mat. Instructor Lisa Didyk. Out-of-district residents may register July 8. Fee $30. Class limit 30.
Pilates, Zumba and Yoga Combo
Tuesdays, July 16, 23, 30 and August 6, 13, 20, 7:30 - 8:30
Enjoy this energizing combo class. Warm up with Pilates, increase your heart rate - cardio- with Zumba dancing and cool down with Yoga. Wear sneakers, bring water and a mat. Instructor Maria A. Sulsenti. Out-of-district residents may register July 8. Fee $30. Class limit 30.
Free Blood Pressure Screening
Wednesday, June 12, July 10 and August 14, 10:00 - 12:00
Free blood pressure screening conducted by St. Francis Hospital will be available the second Wednesday of every month in the Small Meeting Room. No appointments necessary.
DRIVER SAFETY CLASSES
AARP Driver Safety
Friday, July 19, 10:00 - 4:00
This six-hour class is for seniors over 50 years of age. The fee is $17 for members, $19 for non-members; payable to AARP. Registration for Westbury and Carle Place residents begins June 24; out-of-district residents may register July 8. Class limit 35.
Defensive Driving with Empire Safety Council
Friday, August 2, 10:00 - 4:00
This six-hour class is taught at the Library, and is open to all age groups. Call Mr. Palumbo at 631 254-6202 to register. Fee $28. Class limit 45.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF THE WESTBURYS
The Cottage—The Historical Society of the Westburys
Located in the courtyard between the Adult Library and the Children’s Library. Contact Kathleen Gaskin 516-333-0176 x153 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about hours, availability or appointments.
Oral History Project
The Historical Society is starting an oral history project to interview long-time residents of Westbury, Old Westbury, New Cassel and Carle Place. To participate contact Susan Kovarik at the Cottage.
Westbury Walking Tour
The Historical Society has created a self-guided walking tour pamphlet, “Westbury History in Stride.” It is not necessary to do the walking to enjoy reading and remembering some of the places which were part of Westbury’s history. The tour begins at the Quaker Meeting House with the A.M.E. Zion Church as another of the many points of interest. Copies are available at the cottage for a voluntary donation.
Museum Passes for Westbury Library Cardholders
With your Westbury Library card you can borrow a family pass to:
- The Cradle of Aviation Museum
- The Guggenheim Museum
- Old Westbury Gardens
- Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
- Long Island Children's Museum
Selected passes may now be reserved. Please see staff at the Circulation Desk for details.
Borrow an e-Reader
We are now lending Barnes & Noble Simple Touch Nook to the public for a 14-day period. These eReaders feature multiple eBooks from the NY Times Best Sellers List. For Westbury Library cardholders.
Notary is offered by the Library to Westbury and Carle Place residents on Tuesdays from 1:00 – 8:00 and Thursdays from 2:00 – 5:00. The fee is $2.00 per session. Always call ahead at 333-0176 to check for availability.
Credit Cards Accepted
You can now pay your library fines/fees through the My Account feature on the online catalog, using a Visa or MasterCard credit card. The minimum payment is $5.
Used Books in Beautiful Condition Being Accepted
In an effort to increase funding for the Library, we will be accepting donations of books in great condition to resell to the public. Books may be dropped off at the circulation desk. Thank you!
Laptops are available for public use
Patrons with a Library card and a driver’s license will have access to loaner laptops for use within the library. Equipped with built-in wireless, full Internet access and software for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, databases and desktop publishing.
We've Got WiFi
Use your own wireless laptop at the Westbury Library. No waiting, no fuss. Coverage includes the Adult Library, Children's Library and Courtyard.
Want a book that is currently checked out? Westbury/Carle Place Library patrons may interloan materials online or at the Reference Desk. Patrons are emailed when their material is available and can retrieve it at the library’s self-service pick-up area.
ESOL Classes now being held at the Library
Wednesdays from 7:00 - 9:00
Participants must make a one-time visit to register and get pre-tested at Literacy Nassau in Freeport. Call 516 867-3580 for an appointment and directions.
Clases de ESOL ahora en la Biblioteca
Miércoles, de 7:00 - 9:00
Los participantes de este programa tienen que visitar a Literacy Nassau en Freeport para registrarse y cojer un examen. Llamen al 516 867-3580 para obtener una cita y direcciones.
Klas ESOL nan Bibliyotèk la
Mèkredi, 7:00 - 9:00
Patisipan yo dwe fè yon vizit yon sèl-fwa yo enskri epi pou yo jwenn pre-tès nan. Alfabetizasyon Nassau nan Freeport. Rele 516 867-3580 pou yon randevou ak direksyon yo.
Click here for a copy of the Westbury Memorial Public Library Newsletter in PDF format.
Recent blog posts
- Book Spine Poetry Contest
- Teen Volunteers Needed!
- Get connected!
- PRACTICE SAT
- Hey Library Fans! We are back in action with some photos from recent programs - check them out!
- The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
- Programs coming up next week!
- May B. by Caroline Starr Rose
- Let’s Move with Play Hooray! Muevanse con Play Hooray!
- Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz