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December 4

Sherry Schreiber, Tapestry Artist  

Tapestry art work by Sherry Schreiber will be exhibited in the library’s art gallery through Dec. 28. Reception: Dec. 14, 2-4 p.m.; open to the public. Tapestry weaving is like translating from one language to another. In order to make this transition from her source of inspiration, a pastel drawing is executed first. A synthesis occurs during this preliminary step. Then the outlines are rendered onto graph paper. The entire piece is not visible all at once, as the woven part rolled onto weft beam of the loom. “One could say that my tapestries are paintings done in yarn, though I believe that they are experienced in a more alive and luminous form than painting,” says Schreiber.

Holiday Party

The North Syosset-Woodbury Republican Club’s annual party. Dinner, refreshments and dessert will be served. All are welcome. The Woodlands at the TOB Golf Course on South Woods Road, Woodbury. 7 p.m.   

Film/Fill the Void

Comedy/Romance – A young Hasidic Jewish woman is pressured by her family into an arranged marriage with her deceased sister’s husband. Israel. Subtitles. Rated PG. Jericho Public Library, 7 p.m.

December 5

Dean Martin - Part 1: Memories Are Made of This

Presenter: Jack Schnur, Audio visual program that will focus on the 10 year partnership of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis who, from 1946 to 1957, were the most successful comedy team in the history of show business. Syosset Public Library, 2 p.m.

December 6

Let’s Chat

Presenter: Joyce Tobkes, M.A. Senior peer group discussion for facing some of the challenges of growing older. No registration necessary. Syosset Public Library, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

December 7

Christmas Tea & Book Signing

This year, Mercy alumna and six-time award winning author, Kerriann Flanagan Brosky, will be speaking and signing copies of her debut novel, The Medal. Brosky, known for her Ghosts of Long Island books, hosts a weekly Internet radio show on Blogtalk Radio, “The Kerriann & Joe Show - Spirit Connection,” and is a columnist for Village Connection magazine. Our Lady of Mercy Academy, Syosset. 12:30 p.m.

Jewelry Sale & Flea Market

Fantastic bargains, something for everyone. All proceeds benefit Last Hope’s special needs pets, foster kitten program and Southern dog transport rescues. Donations of canned Friskies turkey pate or Fancy Feast tender turkey feast will be collected for foster kittens. St. Bede’s Church, 220 Berry Hill Rd., Syosset. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

December 8

Syosset Holiday Lighting Spectacular

Bundle up the kids and get ready for one of Syosset’s most eagerly anticipated annual events! The Syosset Chamber of Commerce presents its 16th Annual Holiday Lighting Spectacular at the Astoria Bank Plaza in downtown Syosset. Beginning at 4 p.m. (with complimentary snacks and warm refreshments served at 3:30 p.m.), the event is highlighted by a one-hour holiday concert, the lighting of the community Christmas tree and menorah, and a visit from Santa Claus. This year’s concert will feature performances by some of Syosset’s most talented vocal soloists, dancers, and choirs. Plus, Santa will be available for photos with your children (please bring a camera). The Syosset Holiday Lighting Spectacular typically draws upwards of 500 enthusiastic community members, so be sure to arrive early to find a parking spot. Dress warm, but don’t let a little late-day chill keep you away. The memory of this event will long outlast a few shivers! Astoria Bank Plaza, 50 Jackson Ave., Syosset.

December 9

Christmas in Yellowstone

Using the remarkable PBS documentary Christmas in Yellowstone as a backdrop, Dr. William Thierfelder will present a special program devoted to the writings of famous naturalists like Henry David Thoreau, John Muir and John Burroughs, among others. It’s a visual banquet with breathtaking photography enhanced by the words of those who spent their lives living in and loving the great outdoors. Jericho Public Library, 2 p.m.

Jericho Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting

In the Meeting Room. Jericho Public Library, 7:30 p.m.

December 12

Ooh La La-Tra La La: The Great American French Songbook

Presenter: Robert Spiotto. An informative and entertaining musical review. Memorable songs that will delight you include “C’est Magnifique!,” “April in Paris,” “The Last Time I Saw Paris” and many others. Syosset Public Library. 2:30 p.m.

December 19

Blood Drive

Syosset Hospital will be having a blood drive from 8:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m. The blood drive will take place in the conference room A/B in the first floor of the hospital. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 516-496-6409.