Thursday, 03 July 2014 00:00
Civil Rights Lecture - July 2
Camping Crafts - July 2
3:45 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.
7, 8:30, 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m.
Weekdays: Monday to Saturday: 8:45 a.m.
3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
270 Washington Ave., Plainview
The Plainview library presents two showings, 3 and 7:30 p,m. of this explosive ensemble movie. A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation, American Hustle tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper).
The lecture, “The Near Death, Life & Legacy of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,” outlines the tradition of civil rights in the U.S and the difficulties presented in getting the legislation passed during the turbulent sixties. The event takes place at the LIU Hutton House in Brookville from 10 a.m. to noon.
The Plainview library presents this program for tweens and teens entering grades five through 12. In the program, attendees will use lanyards, beads and hot loops to create an assortment of fun summer crafts. Program is from 7 to 8 p.m. and takes place in downstairs meeting room A.
In another teen program, the Plainview library invites tweens and teens entering grades five through 12 to use gears, dials and other interesting embellishments to create a steampunk themed chalkboard. Program is from 7 to 8:15 p.m. and takes place in downstairs meeting room A.
The Plainview library invites bookworms to join in a book chat with Anna Katsavos. This program attendees will discuss Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain. Event takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. in downstairs meeting room A.
The Plainview library presents two showings, 3 and 7:30 p.m. of this striking film. In Her, a lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that’s designed to meet his every need. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams and Scarlett Johansson.
Join the Plainview library for the “Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands, Rock & Roll Book Tour,” featuring the book launch of author Chris Bohjalian’s newest book, Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands. Luxury bus transportation leaves July 10 at 5 p.m., costs $25 per person and includes transportaton to the Armenian General Benevolent Union at 55 East 58th St., entry into the book launch party and light refreshments. For more information, call 516-938-0077.
Tweens and teens entering grades five through 12 are invited to the Plainview library to join in on a program. Attendees will use ink and paint to create a unique work of art on a mirrored windowpane. Program is from 7 to 8 p.m. and takes place in downstairs meeting room A.
The Plainview library continues to celebrate 50 years with its adult summer reading club. Sign up at the information desk or online at www.poblib.org to submit book reviews and participate in all of the reading events. The library will share member-submitted book reviews on its website. All those who register are eligible to participate in a Skype interview with Author Chris Bohjalian on Thursday, June 26 at 6:30 p.m. and a Title Swap on Thursday, Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. For more information, call 516-938-0077.
The Plainview library is offering residents the opportunity for long term summer book loans. Through Aug. 30, residents can take up to 10 books out for long term loans without an overdue fee. If you return five books, you may borrow an additional five. For more information, call 516-938-0077.
Saturday, 26 July 2014 00:00
The kids may be grown. The marriage may have not worked out. Perhaps retirement affords more free time than was anticipated.
Enter The Transition Network, an national social group featuring an active chapter on Long Island that meets regularly at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library.
Judy Forman, Plainview resident and program co-chair, noted that The Transition Network is an organization of women ages 50 and over who are ‘transitioning’ into the next phase of their lives — whether it be retirement, divorce, losing a loved one or so on — and helping them to meet new people while expanding their horizons.
Friday, 25 July 2014 00:00
Plainview resident Cila Schlanger was eager to attend a two-hour property tax workshop at the Farmingdale Public Library last week — the problem is, so were many other people.
“I was taken aback once I came here because there was such a line,” she said. “I thought it would be a two-hour workshop, but individuals had to wait to be helped on a first come, first serve basis.”
Residents are trying to save a buck whenever and wherever they can, especially when it comes to property taxes. To try and lend a helping hand, elected officials recently hosted a property tax exemption workshop at the library, drawing residents from across Nassau County.