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October 30

Tween Video Game Tournament

Calling all gamers! Join your friends for a night of fun and excitement. Sign-up early...space is limited. With 2 X-treme Entertainment (Grades 5 & 6); 7 p.m. Jericho Library, 1 Merry Lane, Jericho. 516-935-6790 www.jericholibrary.org.

Watercolor Workshop

Explore painting with watercolor. Learn how to mix colors, design and have fun using the special effects possible with this versatile medium. You will paint landscapes, florals and seasonal themes with artist Nancy Wernersbach. Nancy has more than 30 years experience working with watercolor. All painting levels welcome. Space is limited. Register at the circulation desk and pick up a supply list or purchase a watercolor kit from the instructor for $45. Please let the library know if you would like a kit when registering. 1 p.m. Jericho Library, 1 Merry Lane, Jericho. 516-935-6790. www.jericholibrary.org.

Exploring the Inner Depths of Jesus’ Parables

Third part in a series examining the relevance of Jesus’ parables to our lives today. Community Church of Syosset, 36 Church St., Syosset. 6-7:30 p.m.


October 31

Syosset Camera Club Photo Exhibit

Final day of show. Photography by members on display during library hours. Bethpage Library, 47 Powell Ave., Bethpage


November 1

Educators LGBT Forum

Keynote speaker: Dr. Eliza Byard, Executive Director of GLSEN. Free forum, breakfast provided, please bring bag lunch. Open to all K-12 educators and administrators. Jericho Middle School, Jericho. 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Taproot Workshops & Journal: Write Your Life

Taproot is a not-for-profit organization that encourages amateur writers ages 50 and older to write their memoirs. Pick-up your Taproot form at the circulation desk and mail it directly to Taproot with your $70 check. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Jericho Library, 1 Merry Lane, Jericho. 516-935-6790 www.jericholibrary.org.

Let’s Chat

Presenter:  Joyce Tobkes, M.A. Senior peer group discussion for facing some of the challenges of growing older. No registration necessary. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Syosset Library, 225 S. Oyster Bay Rd., Syosset. 516-921-7161. www.syossetlibrary.org


November 3

Spiritual, But Not Religious:  The Contemporary Quest for Connection

Explore the nature of the contemporary search for both meaning and relatedness. Community Church of Syosset, 36 Church St., Syosset. Noon-1:30 p.m.

Family History Workshop: Jewish Genealogy 101

Four hours to your family roots. A half-day course on sources and strategies essential for Jewish genealogy research for beginners and family historians. Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Rd., Plainview. www.jgsli.org. 12:30-5:30 p.m.


November 4

Ask the Rabbi/Judaism 101

Ask Rabbi Krivisky anything your Jewish heart desires. MiYaD Center, 235 N. Robbins Lane, Syosset. 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Book-Based Discussion of Foreign Policy Begins at Home

The Case for Putting America’s House in Order by Richard N. Haass. Presenter:  Dr. Joseph Kenner. Discussion on the basic themes of this book whose unexpected message is that “The biggest threat to the United States comes not from abroad but from within.” You do not need to have read the book to join the discussion. 1 p.m. Syosset Library, 225 S. Oyster Bay Rd., Syosset. 516-921-7161.www.syossetlibrary.org.

Target Your Audience Using the ReferenceUSA Database

Presenter: Reference librarian. The ReferenceUSA database is a powerful business tool, enabling you to target your audience. While it is a general purpose database allowing you to access information for 14 million businesses, it also allows you to create a map-based search, in which you can open a map and draw a shape around the area you wish to search. The new U.S. Consumers and Lifestyles module can help you target customers directly through their interests and purchase habits. Learn how this tool can help you. 7:30 p.m. Syosset Library, 225 S. Oyster Bay Rd., Syosset. 516-921-7161.www.syossetlibrary.org.


November 5

Harry Chapin Humanitarian Awards Dinner

Hosted by Long Island Cares, Inc. Crest Hollow Country Club, Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury


November 7

Kristallnacht Observance

Seventy five years ago, November 9, 10, 11, 1938, the Nazis went on a rampage and set on fire synagogues all over Germany and Austria, smashing Jewish-owned shop windows along the way and arresting Jewish males above the age of 18, to incarcerate them in concentration camps. There were a few countries that tried to save the lives of their Jewish citizens. One of these countries was Bulgaria. There will also be a screening of the documentary, Beyond Hitler’s Grasp, which tells the amazing, heartwarming, incredible story of the rescue of Bulgarian Jewry, under the very nose of the Nazis. Jericho Jewish Center, 430 N. Broadway, Jericho. 516-938-2540. Open to public, 7:15 p.m.


November 12

Jericho Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Jericho Library Meeting Room, 1 Merry Lane, Jericho. 8:15 p.m.


November 16

Comedy Night

Buffet, dinner, dessert followed by four top NY comedians. Temple Or Elohim, 18 Tobie Lane, Jericho. RSVP 433-9888.


November 17

Shoppers Day – Holiday Boutique

Temple Or Elohim, 18 Tobie Lane, Jericho. 516-433-9888. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.