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Circle Time - January 3

Scrabble Club - January 3

Blood Drive - January 4

 

For further information about any of the Library’s programs/events, contact Edna Harpaul at 516-333-0176 x 134 or visit www.westburylibrary.org.  Please note that all programs are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

January 3

Circle Time & Toy Center

For children ages 6 months to four years old. 15 minutes of songs, finger plays and stories followed by some quiet playtime to share with your child. Meet other parents too, 10:30 a.m.

 

Scrabble Club

Join this congenial group of players. New players are welcome, 1 to 4 p.m.

 

Teens: DIY Friday 

Join us for DIY Friday featuring craft projects, maker programs and creative food programs. Our upcoming projects for January and February include a Bingo Tournament, Valentine’s Day Pillows, and Candy Kebabs. No sign up required. Free, for teens in grades 7 through 12. Starts at 3 p.m. 

January 4

Blood Drive 

Free Mets tickets for donors. For more information call Marian Haberman from the Long Island Blood Services at 516-478-5018. For questions regarding medical eligibility call: 800-688-0900. The Long Island Blood Services will have their van parked on Jefferson Street from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Watercolor Painting Workshop

Each week, artist and teacher, Harriet Carotenuto, will guide and demonstrate painting and drawing techniques to help students develop their own personal style of creating landscapes, seascapes or botanical works of art. Registration ongoing. Fee $45. Class limit 15. Saturdays, Jan. 4, 11, Feb. 8, 15, 22, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. 

January 6

Homeschool Mondays 

Children who are homeschooled and their parents are invited to take part in a monthly program at the Children’s Library. For children ages five to 12. Please speak to a Children’s Librarian for more information and to register. Noon. 

January 8

Free Blood Pressure Screening 

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. Noon. 

 

Book Discussion

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot documents the story of how scientists took cells from an unsuspecting descendant of freed slaves and created a human cell line that has been kept indefinitely, enabling discoveries in such areas as cancer research, in vitro fertilization, and gene mapping. Discussion leader: C. Yvette Long, Librarian. 7:30 p.m.

 

Chess for Beginners

Beginners are welcome to come play and learn the basic rules, moves and concepts that make up the game of chess! For children in 3rd through 6th grade. Please register in advance. Wednesdays, Jan. 8, 15 and 22 starting at 7 p.m. 

January 9

Tots Dance Party

Get ready to sing, dance and play with your toddler or preschooler. Play Hooray will present a 45 minute interactive themed program designed to encourage cooperation, good manners and fun. For children ages 18 months through five years old. Please register in advance. Space is limited, 7 p.m. 

January 11

Movie: Despicable Me 2 

In the second installment of this series, Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal. Rated PG, 98 minutes. 2 p.m.

January 13

Free Mortgage Foreclosure Consultations  

Get the most up-to-date information about mortgage foreclosure presented by staff and members of the Nassau County Bar Association. After the presentation, register for individual consultation with attorneys. Please bring all relevant paperwork to your appointment. 7 to 8:30 p.m.

 

Bodysculpt 

Pilates based exercise class. Bring light dumbbells and mat. Instructor Lisa Didyk. Out-of-district residents may register January 6. Fee $30. Class limit 30. Tuesdays, Jan. 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Upcoming

Movie: Lee Daniels’ The Butler 

Inspired by the true story of a White House butler who served eight Presidential administrations during the turbulent politics and civil rights battles of 20th century America Rated PG-13, 132 minutes.  Jan. 17, 6 p.m.

 

Steel Impressions Steel Band 

Steel Impressions, Long Island’s very own steel band, will tantalize your senses with the sounds of Caribbean music; songs such as La Bamba, Hot, Hot and more. A steel band, of Trinidadian origin, is an ensemble comprising of various types of steel drums, or pans fashioned from oil drums. Jan. 19, 2:30 p.m.

 

AARP Smart Driver Program 

This six-hour class is for seniors over 50 years of age. The fee is $20 for members, $25 for non-members; payable to AARP. Registration ongoing. Class limit 35. Monday, Jan. 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Screening : Eyes on the Prize 

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, the Library will screen Eyes on the Prize all day on our info screen. This award-winning series covers all of the major events of the civil rights movement from 1954 - 1985. Monday, Jan. 20

 

Affordable Health Care Act 

Professional health care instructors will be here to discuss health care issues of importance to all of us. Kelly Ann Murray, Director of Health and Welfare Council of Long Island, will present. Thursday, Jan. 23, 7 p.m.

 

Computer Kindergarten for Adults 

This class is for first-time computer users covering the basics; the desktop, using the mouse, and opening and closing programs. Out-of-district residents may register January 20. Fee $7. Class limit 24. Monday, Jan. 27, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

 

Community Health Bus 

St. Francis Hospital’s Community Health Bus will be parked at Jefferson Street to provide free health screenings. The screenings include a brief cardiac history, blood pressure, simple blood test for cholesterol and diabetes screening with appropriate patient education and referrals as needed. Clients must be 18 years or older. No appointment necessary.Wednesday, January 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

 

Computer 1st Grade for Adults 

Learn how to work with text including inputting, inserting, moving and erasing.  Learn basic word processing skills, understand commands and dialog boxes and setup and create an email. Out-of-district residents may register January 20. Fee $7. Class limit 24. Thursday, Jan. 30, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

 

Movie: Captain Phillips 

Based on the true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. PG-13, 134 minutes. Friday. Jan. 31, 6 p.m. 

News

Westbury High School students are teaching younger children from Park Avenue Elementary School valuable life lessons about money and business skills through the High School Heroes program.

 

In this program, high school students that are taking Renate Johnson’s Junior Achievement class will go into first grade classrooms to teach 45-minute lessons.

 

“It is a program that gives high school and younger students confidence and teaches them about business and financial literacy,” said Johnson.

The Westbury Historical Society will host Dr. Natalie Naylor, professor emerita at Hofstra University and author of Women in Long Island’s Past: Eminent Ladies and Everyday Lives at their next meeting on March 9. 

 

Naylor’s presentation will focus on the place of women in Long Island’s history, including several prominent women from Westbury’s past.  


Sports

Albertson resident and Kellenberg sophomore Gabby Schreib qualified for the Millrose Games in New York City. Schreib qualified as a member of the Sprint Medley Relay along with Danielle Correia, Bridget McNierney, and Jazmine Fray. 

 

The Kellenberg relay’s close second place finish in January’s Millrose Trials has moved them closer to defending the title they won in the same relay at last year’s Millrose Games. Schreib and her teammates time is currently second in the United States for girls track and field performances.


Congratulations to Westbury athletes Michael Esposito, Eileen Harris, Brett Harris, and Michael Going, each of whom won awards in Race # 1 of the Jonas Chiropractic Run Nassau Series co-hosted by Nassau County and the Greater Long Island Running Club.

 

Michael Esposito, age 15, took home the second place award in the 15-19 age group with a time of 23 minutes, 6 seconds.  Eileen Harris, age 42, earned the first place award in the women’s 40-44 age group.  She completed the race with her 45 year old husband, Brett Harris, who was the third place award winner in the men’s 45-49 age group.  Michael Going, age 41, scored third place honors in the 40-44 age group with a time of 20 minutes, 51 seconds.


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