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At the Elmont Public Library: December 28, 2011

Elmont Public Library

700 Hempstead Tpke.

Elmont, NY 11003-1896

354-5280

December Feature Films

The Tempest

Friday, Dec. 30 at 2:30 p.m.

PG-13 for nudity, suggestive content and scary images and bawdy bits. 2011. Drama. Comedy. 110 minutes.   This modern retelling of William Shakespeare’s final masterpiece is an exciting, mystical, and magical fantasy. Exiled to a magical island, the sorceress Prospero conjures up a storm that shipwrecks her enemies, and then unleashes her powers for revenge. This modern retelling of William Shakespeare’s final masterpiece is an exciting, mystical and magical fantasy with Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren, leading a star-studded cast including Russell Brand.

Cast: Helen Mirren, Alfred Molina, Chris Cooper, Russell Brand.


January Feature Films

Mr. Popper’s Penguins

Tuesday, Jan. 3 at 2 p.m.

Rated PG for mild rude humor and some language. 94 minutes. 2011. Comedy.

The life of a businessman begins to change after he inherits six penguins, and as he transforms his apartment into a winter wonderland, his professional side starts to unravel. Come and join us for the Jim Carrey hit flick! Cast: Jim Carrey, Angela Langsbury.

Another Earth

Friday, January 6th, 2012 at 2:30pm

Rated PG-13 for disturbing images, some sexuality, nudity and brief drug use. 92 min. Sci-Fiction. Drama.

In Another Earth, Rhoda Williams, a bright young woman accepted into MIT's astrophysics program, aspires to explore the cosmos. A brilliant composer, John Burroughs, has just reached the pinnacle of his profession and is about to have a second child. On the eve of the discovery of a duplicate Earth, tragedy strikes and the lives of these strangers become irrevocably intertwined.

Cast: William Mapother, Brit Marling.

The Debt

Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 2 p.m.

Rated R for scenes of extreme violence. 2010. 1 hour, 53 minutes. Drama. Suspense.

The espionage thriller begins in 1997, as shocking news reaches retired Mossad secret agents Rachel (Helen Mirren) and Stefan (Tom Wilkinson) about their former colleague David. All three have been venerated for decades by their country because of the mission that they undertook back in 1965, when the trio (portrayed, respectively, by Jessica Chastain, Marton Csokas, and Sam Worthington) tracked down Nazi war criminal Vogel (Jesper Christensen) in East Berlin.

At great risk, and at considerable personal cost, the team's mission was accomplished - or was it? The suspense builds in and across two different time periods, with startling action and surprising revelations. A possible best actress award for Helen Mirren?

Cast: Tom Wilkinson, Helen Mirren.

Glee in 3-D

Friday, Jan.13 at 2:30 p.m.

Rated PG 13 for thematic elements, brief language and some sensuality. 2011. 84 minutes. Documentary. Musical.

A concert documentary shot during the Glee Live Concert.  Come and enjoy a fun filled afternoon of Glee! Cast: Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, Diana Argon.

Culture

On Display in the Gallery for the month of December: Oil Paintings by Photography by Winifred Boyd.

The “New World” with Howard Shurdut

Friday, Jan. 6 at 12:30 p.m

This presentation focuses on the many, rapidly changing items that are affecting us in the United States as well as around the world.  We will highlight several areas including national and international political situations, currency, immigration and developments in the worlds of science and technology.

Zumba with Diane

Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 at 2 p.m. (Registration began on Friday, Dec. 23). This is the fast-paced Latin inspired dance class everyone wants to experience. Classic Latin moves including Cha Cha, Salsa, Samba and more are combined with pulse-pounding rhythms for a workout that feels like a party. Elmont Library Card Holders Only. Class size is limited. Visit the Adult Reference Desk at the Library to register.

Empire Driver Safety Program

Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Registration begins Friday, Dec. 23). Sponsored by the Empire Safety Council. This is a six hour Defensive Driving Course. Receive 10 percent off Collision and Auto Liability /PIP rates on your auto insurance.

A Taste of Opera: Opera, the Broadway Musical

Theatre and Beyond

Sunday, Jan. 8 at 2 p.m. in the Elmont Library Theatre

Join Naomi Zeitlin and enjoy the beauty and diversity of songs of the musical theatre, ranging from grand and light opera to Broadway and Beyond.

Ask the Nutritionist With Jennifer

Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 at 11 a.m. This month’s topic: New Year, New You. Let’s kick off 2012 with healthy eating tips and motivational techniques for a healthier you.

Line Dancing with Barbara Fraser

Saturday, Jan. 14 at 1 p.m.

Continuing the ever-popular adult program, Barbara Fraser reviews dances previously taught and introduces something new for the line-dancing crowd.

Say That I Tried to Love Somebody…From the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sunday, Jan. 15 at 2 p.m.

Join Terry Lewis as we discuss the messages conveyed in the works of this prominent civil rights leader. What do the messages mean today? How might the ideas be applied in our daily lives? Share personal reflections and insights.

Diabetes Education With Jennifer

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012 at 7 p.m. This month’s topic: New Year, New Technology and Innovations in Diabetes Care

All about eBay with Sharper Image Training

Solutions, Inc.

Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012 at 10 a.m. (Registration begins Saturday, Dec. 31). Elmont Cardholders only, please. Find out more about how to buy and sell items using eBay, the world’s most popular online auction website. Learn about setting up an account, checking reliability of seller & buyers, online safety and much more.

Celebrate Chinese New Year with Louis Russo

Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012 at 1 p.m. Welcome to the year of the Dragon! This presentation will focus on Chinese history and a brief overview of key dynasties, classic stories, fascinating Chinese literature, classical Chinese dance (Shen Yun) and Chinese musical instruments.  Find out how Shen Yun uses dance to express Chinese civilization and its values.

Chi Gong

Thursday, Jan. 12, 26, 2012 at 10 a.m. (Registration has begun). Join the library “Chi Gong,” an ancient Chinese system of exercises or movements performed in meditation, which promotes relaxation and inner peace.  The class, taught by Cathy Anastasio, consists of easy breathing and movement exercises. Elmont Library Card Holders Only. Class size is limited. Visit the Adult Reference Desk at the Library.

Tai Chi

Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 at 10am  (Registration begins Jan. 5) Join for a class in Tai Chi, a system of movements and positions believed to have been developed in 12th Century China. Tai Chi techniques aim to address the body and mind as an interconnected system and are traditionally believed to have mental and physical health benefits to improve posture, balance, flexibility, and strength. Registration begins two weeks before each class; Elmont Library Card Holders Only. Visit the Adult Reference Desk at the Library to register.


Young Adult Services

Teen Lounge

All activities are for teens grades 7-12.

For all teen programs and workshops

• Register in person or by phone at the YA Desk

• To register for a program, please have your Elmont Public Library card handy

• Registration for each program begins 3 to 4 weeks before the program’s date

• Priority is given to Elmont residents and cardholders

• No fees

Please Note:

• Registered participants must be present at the time the program is scheduled to begin. We regret that after that time, your place may be given to those on the waiting list.

• If you are unable to attend a program, please call YA Services so your place can be given to a patron on the waiting list.

For questions, call Young Adult Services at 354-5280, ext. 247 or e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . In person registration started Monday, June 20.

 

There’s a lot more: Book and Craft Clubs for all ages, Fitness and Fun in the Morning, The Baking Coach, The Chess Club, Tween Beading Workshops, Storytimes, and Family Movies are just some of the events scheduled. Join us for a fun-filled summer. Call the Children’s Room at 516-354-5280, extension 1005, for more information.

 

The Teen Corner offers so much more this summer, including Teen Cuisine workshops, Manga Madness and Henna Happiness, fashion design, tango and belly dancing, as well as arts and crafts. For a complete list of our summer teen programs and dates, please check the Teen Corner on the library web site at www.elmontlibrary.org or call 516-354-5280 ext. 247.

T.A.G.

Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012 at noon

Help make a difference and let your voice be heard! Great for community service!

Teen Book Club

Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.

The monthly-featured book will be available at the time of registration. Refreshments served.

Teen Craft Club

Friday, Jan. 6, 20, 2012 at 4 p.m.

Come and join every other Friday on a crafting adventure!

Test Taking/Study Skills Workshop

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012 at 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Teen Cuisine: Pretzel Making Workshop

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.

Children’s Events

For all children’s programs and activities:

• Please register in person

• Please show your Elmont Public Library card

• Registration for each program or activity begins two weeks before the program/activity date.

Rules for Children’s Program

All participants must arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the program to ensure a seat. People on the waiting list will be admitted to the program at 5 minutes prior to the program. Latecomers will not be admitted. In-person registration is required for all library programs and begins two weeks before each program date for Elmont library cardholders. Non-cardholders may call the Children’s Room the day before the program to check on availability. Space is limited.


Ongoing

Chair Yoga

Every Monday at 1 p.m. Enjoy relaxing the body and opening the heart, mind and spirit. Experience classic asanas (postures), meditation, music and chanting in a safe, supportive environment. This is a class suitable for all levels and will help participants learn how to listen to their bodies with gentle stretching and breathing. Regular Yoga practice can reduce stress, increase flexibility and enhance an overall feeling of wellness.

Chair Exercise

Every Friday for Chair Exercise at 10 a.m., led by RSVP volunteer instructors Millie Danko and Juanna Thornhill.   

Intermediate Bridge

Every Tuesday at 10 a.m. This is not a beginner’s practice; attendees must have experience in playing the game in order to participate. Practice is on Mondays at 1 p.m.

Rules for Children’s Program

All participants must arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the program to ensure a seat. People on the waiting list will be admitted to the program at 5 minutes prior to the program. Latecomers will not be admitted. In-person registration is required for all library programs and begins two weeks before each program date for Elmont library cardholders. Non-cardholders may call the Children’s Room the day before the program to check on availability. Space is limited.

Health Assessments

June Friedel, RN, will help identify problems associated with blood pressure, weight control and medication monitoring. She will be available to answer individual questions and for one-on-one counseling. This is an ongoing program held the third Thursday of each month at 10 a.m.

Live Homework Help

Free online help from real tutors for grades 4 to 12 and college prep too from Tutor.com is available at your library seven days a week from 3 to 9 p.m. Have your library card handy since a library card number is required to enter the site.

Senior Connections

Every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Senior Connections is a service of seniors helping seniors with daily matters such as health care, Social Security, etc. Come to discuss these important issues with representatives Ethel and Caroline in the History Room at the rear of the Elmont Library.