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Thursday
Aug162018

Events - Happening at The Smithtown Library – Smithtown Building

Happening at The Smithtown Library – Smithtown Main Building

Art Exhibit- Discovering Cuba’s Renaissance by Audra Brianne

Enjoy photographs of her recent trip to Cuba, a mostly misunderstood island-nation on the cusp of discovery, where ironically it is still not 100% legal to vacation.  From time-warped Havana & its endless parade of classic cars, to laid-back Trinidad & Cienfuegos, come discover the beauty of Cuba in the 21st century.  This exhibit will be on display through August in the Smithtown Main Building Community Room.  The Smithtown Main Building is located at 1 North Country Road, Smithtown NY 11787.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 235.

Long Island Room Exhibit-Celebrating Women’s History on Long Island

After helping to win the statewide right to vote a year prior, Long Island women cast their first ballots in the local elections of 1918. In celebration of this momentous achievement one hundred years ago, the Long Island Room has assembled materials from its collection to illustrate the many important contributions women have made in shaping the area’s local history. This exhibit will be on view through December 2018 in the downstairs Long Island Room display case at the Smithtown Main Building.  The Smithtown Main Building is located at 1 North Country Road, Smithtown NY 11787.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 197.

Art Group
Fulfill your passion for art.  Bring your supplies and work on your current project while you share ideas and learn new techniques from others in a relaxed atmosphere.  This program takes place on Tuesdays from 12:00-2:15pm at the Smithtown Main Building of The Smithtown Library.  The Smithtown Main Building is located at 1 North Country Road, Smithtown NY 11787.  This is a free program, registration is not required.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 235.

Game Day

We provide the space, tables, chairs and a variety of games.  Meet friends here or make new ones.  This program takes place on Fridays from 11:00am-1:30pm at the Smithtown Main Building of The Smithtown Library.  The Smithtown Main Building is located at 1 North Country Road, Smithtown NY 11787.  This is a free program, registration is not required.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 235.

Movies at the Smithtown Main Building

Join your friends and neighbors for a movie on in our Community Room.  The Smithtown Main Building is located at 1 North Country Road, Smithtown NY 11787.  These are free programs, but registration is required for each movie you wish to attend.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 235.

Friday Movie Matinee 

Friday, August 17 • 2:00pm
Emma, Parts 3 & 4
Rated TV-PG; runtime 124 minutes.

Friday, August 24 • 2:00pm
All the Money in the World
Rated R; runtime 132 minutes.

Friday, August 31 • 2:00pm
Mamma Mia!
Rated PG-13; runtime 108 minutes.

Friday Night Movie 

Friday, August 24 • 6:15pm

All the Money in the World

Rated R; runtime 132 minutes.

Painted Flatware Caddy
Paint your own rustic flatware caddy.  Mason jars will be included to display forks, spoons and  knives at your next family or friend get together.  This program is scheduled for Friday, August 17 from 7:00-8:30pm at the Smithtown Main Building of The Smithtown Library.  The Smithtown Main Building is located at 1 North Country Road, Smithtown NY 11787.  There is a non-refundable fee of $20.00 per person for this program; registration is required.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 235.

Pain Pain Go Away

This lecture hosted by Jared Caspe will feature ways to manage chronic pain such as back and neck pains.  This program is scheduled for Monday, August 20 from 7:00-8:00pm at the Smithtown Main Building of The Smithtown Library.  The Smithtown Main Building is located at 1 North Country Road, Smithtown NY 11787.  This is a free program, but registration is required.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 232.

Explore the Truth behind Optical Illusions

Explaining the science behind the way each illusion will be presented, Chris Vivas will offer up multiple optical illusions (many of which we will be able to experience and recreate). Aspects of design, our human optic system and the way in which our brains work will be explored in an easy to understand format.  This program is scheduled for Wednesday, August 22 from 7:00-8:00pm at the Smithtown Main Building of The Smithtown Library.  The Smithtown Main Building is located at 1 North Country Road, Smithtown NY 11787.  This is a free program, but registration is required.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 232.

Pop-up Game Day

Enjoy an extra afternoon of Game Day this month.  We provide the space, tables, chairs and a variety of games.  Meet friends here or make new ones. This program is scheduled for Thursday, August 23 from 1:30-4:00pm at the Smithtown Main Building of The Smithtown Library.  The Smithtown Main Building is located at 1 North Country Road, Smithtown NY 11787.  This is a free program, registration is not required.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 235.

Film and Discussion

Join Joyann Cirigliano of the Four Harbors Audubon Society for a film viewing and to offer a light discussion of topics related to our environment.  This month’s film will be What Plants Talk About.  This program is scheduled for Friday, September 7 from 7:00-8:30pm at the Smithtown Main Building of The Smithtown Library.  The Smithtown Main Building is located at 1 North Country Road, Smithtown NY 11787.  This is a free program, but registration is required..  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 232.

Open Knit and Crochet Night

Join our local group and enjoy a friendly and informal get-together.  Experienced crafters and beginners are welcome to knit and crochet with other enthusiasts.  This program is scheduled for Tuesday, September 4 from 5:00-7:30pm at the Smithtown Main Building of The Smithtown Library.  The Smithtown Main Building is located at 1 North Country Road, Smithtown NY 11787.  This is a free program, registration is not required.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 235.

Adult Writers Group

Meet with our local group to share ideas and get feedback on your latest writing efforts.  This program is scheduled for Tuesday, September 4 from 7:00-8:30pm at the Smithtown Main Building of The Smithtown Library.  The Smithtown Main Building is located at 1 North Country Road, Smithtown NY 11787.  This is a free program, registration is not required.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 235.

Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II, Long Island and Beyond

Throughout the history of American aviation, women from or associated with Long Island have played a crucial role in promoting and participating in its evolution.  Aviation’s female pioneers including Harriet Quimby, Bessie Coleman, and Elinor Smith all spent time flying from Long Island’s airfields.  And, later, during World War II, Long Island women were among the 1,800 others from across the country who left their homes and jobs for an unprecedented opportunity to become the first to fly military aircrafts for the U. S. Army Air Forces in order to relieve male pilots for overseas combat duty.  Known as Women Airforce Service Pilots or WASP, these volunteers exceeded all expectations and successfully fulfilled their duties, flying over sixty million miles on the home front, in every type of aircraft in the Army Air Force arsenal, in every capacity, except combat.  Learn more about the history of the WASP program, from its infancy through to its untimely deactivation in 1944, as aviation and WASP historian, Julia Lauria-Blum examines the program’s national and local significance.  This program is scheduled for Tuesday, September 25 from 7:00-8:30pm at the Smithtown Main Building of The Smithtown Library.  The Smithtown Main Building is located at 1 North Country Road, Smithtown NY 11787.  This is a free program, but registration is required.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 197.


Thursday
Aug162018

Events - Happening at The Smithtown Library – Nesconset Building

Happening at The Smithtown Library – Nesconset Building

Art Exhibit- Photography by Jessica Abella

Local photographer Jessica Abella has always been intrigued by color, which brought her to experiment with it in photography.  Her August exhibit is a color smoke series, including the mixture of different textures and colors together.  This exhibit will be on display through the month of August in the Nesconset Building Community Room.  The Nesconset Building is located at 148 Smithtown Boulevard, Nesconset NY 11767.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 235.

Front Lobby Display Case- Miniatures

Local artist Peter Levine will be sharing his miniature artwork through August in the Nesconset Building front lobby display case. Stop by to view his great pieces.  The Nesconset Building is located at 148 Smithtown Boulevard, Nesconset NY 11767.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 232.

Game Day

 We provide the space, tables, chairs and a variety of games.  Meet friends here or make new ones.  This program takes place on Mondays from 12:00-3:00pm at the Nesconset Building of The Smithtown Library.  The Nesconset Building is located at 148 Smithtown Boulevard, Nesconset NY 11767.  This is a free program, registration is not required.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 235.

Tai Chi

Peter Landini will guide this ancient meditative practice designed to build strength, reduce stress and increase energy.  This program will take place on Wednesdays, August 15, 22, 29 & September 5 from 10:00-11:00am at the Nesconset Building of The Smithtown Library.  The Nesconset Building is located at 148 Smithtown Boulevard, Nesconset NY 11767.  There is a non-refundable fee of $15.00 per person for this program, registration is not required.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 235.

Tea-rrific Reads Book Discussion Group 

Books are available at the Nesconset Building Circulation Desk. The Nesconset Building is located at 148 Smithtown Boulevard, Nesconset NY 11767.  This is a free program, but registration is encouraged.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 235.

Tuesday, August 28 • 2:15-3:15pm
The Dollhouse
by Fiona Davis

Killer Reads Book Discussion Group 

Books are available at the Nesconset Building Circulation Desk. The Nesconset Building is located at 148 Smithtown Boulevard, Nesconset NY 11767.  This is a free program, but registration is encouraged.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 235.

Tuesday, September 11 • 11:00am-12:00pm
I’ll Keep You Safe
by Peter May

One-On-One Medicare Counseling and Assistance

Register for an appointment to meet individually with a Suffolk County RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) volunteer from HIICAP (Health Insurance Information, Counseling & Assistance Program) to answer questions and provide information specific to your own needs regarding your Medicare health insurances and benefits, Medicare Savings Programs and EPIC.  This program is scheduled for Thursday, September 13 with appointment times at 12:00pm, 12:45pm, 1:30pm or 2:15pm at the Nesconset Building of The Smithtown Library.  The Nesconset Building is located at 148 Smithtown Boulevard, Nesconset NY 11767.  This is a free program, but registration is required.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 235.

Movies at the Nesconset Building

Join your friends and neighbors for a movie on in our Community Room.  The Nesconset Building is located at 148 Smithtown Boulevard, Nesconset NY 11767.  These are free programs, but registration is required for each movie you wish to attend.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 235.

New Movie Matinee 

Wednesday, September 19 • 1:00pm
Book Club
Rated PG-13; runtime 104 minutes.


Wednesday
Aug152018

Events - Free Prostate Screening Event

Wednesday
Aug152018

Event - Membership Open House Temple Beth Chai

Monday
Aug132018

Events - St. James Summer Nights Aug. 22nd

Saturday
Aug112018

Events - Happening At Smithtown Library - Kings Park Building

 

Happening at The Smithtown Library – Kings Park Building

Game Day

We provide the space, tables, chairs and a variety of games.  Meet friends here or make new ones.  This program takes place on Mondays from 12:30-2:30pm at the Kings Park Building of The Smithtown Library.  The Kings Park Building is located at 1 Church Street, Kings Park NY 11754.  This is a free program, registration is not required.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 235.

Movies at the Kings Park Building

Join your friends and neighbors for a movie on in our Community Room.  The Kings Park Building is located at 1 Church Street, Kings Park NY 11754.  These are free programs, but registration is required for each movie you wish to attend.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 235.

Friday Movie of the Week 

Friday, August 17 • 2:15pm 

The Leisure Seeker 

Rated R; runtime 112 minutes. 

Friday, August 24 • 2:15pm 

Chappaquiddick 

Rated PG-13; runtime 106 minutes. 

Friday, August 31 • 2:15pm 

Final Portrait 

Rated R; runtime 90 minutes.

SCORE Free Counseling For Small Businesses
Are you an entrepreneur seeking help with the formation, growth and success of your business?  A representative from SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) will sit down with you one-on-one to address your business-related problems.  This program is scheduled for Thursday, August 16 with appointments at 12:00, 1:00 or 2:00pm at the Kings Park Building of The Smithtown Library.  The Kings Park Building is located at 1 Church Street, Kings Park NY 11754.  This is a free program, but registration is required.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 235.

Kings Park Book Discussion Group 

Books are available at the Kings Park Building Circulation Desk. The Kings Park Building is located at 1 Church Street, Kings Park NY 11754.  This is a free program, registration is not required.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 235.

Monday, August 20 • 10:30-11:30am
A Gentleman in Moscow 
by Amor Towles

iPhone Camera

Join us to see why the iPhone camera is so popular. Ease of use and great editing tools are two reasons. Another is that there are many photography apps available for the iPhone. You’ll see a demonstration of apps for taking pictures, for correcting them and for enhancing them.  This program will take place on Thursday, August 23 from 2:00-3:30pm at the Kings Park Building of The Smithtown Library.  The Kings Park Building is located at 1 North Country Road, Kings Park NY 11754.  This is a free program, but registration is required.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 232.

 

Saturday
Aug112018

Events - Happening at The Smithtown Library – Commack Building

Happening at The Smithtown Library – Commack Building

Game Day

We provide the space, tables, chairs and a variety of games.  Meet friends here or make new ones.  This program takes place on Wednesdays from 12:00-2:00pm at the Commack Building of The Smithtown Library.  The Commack Building is located at 3 Indian Head Road, Commack, NY 11725.  This is a free program, registration is not required.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 235.

Movies at the Commack Building

Join your friends and neighbors for a movie on in our Community Room.  The Commack Building is located at 3 Indian Head Road, Commack, NY 11725.  These are free programs, but registration is required for each movie you wish to attend.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 235.

Thursday Movie of the Week 

Thursday, August 16 • 1:30pm 

The Death of Stalin 

Rated R; runtime 107 minutes. 

Thursday, August 23 • 1:30pm 

Beirut 

Rated R; runtime 110 minutes.

Classic Movie Monday 

Thursday, August 27 • 6:00pm 

Wuthering Heights (1939)

Rated NR; runtime 104 minutes.

Siamese Mah Jongg

Enjoy this two handed version of the game Mah Jongg. It is challenging, stimulating and lots of fun. Pre-requisite: attendees must know how to play regular Mah Jongg. Please bring your own Mah Jongg set if you have one. This program will take place on Tuesday, August 21 from 10:00am-12:00pm at the Commack Building of The Smithtown Library.  The Commack Building is located at 3 Indian Head Road, Commack, NY 11725.  There is a non-refundable fee of $5.00 per person for this program; registration is required.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 232.

The Infamous Aaron Burr

Sean P. Harvey, professor of early American history at Seton Hall University, will talk about the life of Aaron Burr. Well known for the duel in which Buss slayed Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr’s life story is one of interest and infamy.  This program will take place on Thursday, August 23 from 7:00-8:00pm at the Commack Building of The Smithtown Library.  The Commack Building is located at 3 Indian Head Road, Commack, NY 11725.  This is a free program, but registration is required.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 232.

Summer Peach Pie

Happy National Peach Pie Day.  Who doesn’t love this sweet treat with everyone’s favorite summer fruit.  Andrea and Jason Moss will show you how to make this traditional dessert; you will go home with a pie ready to bake.  This program will take place on Friday, August 24 from 2:00-3:30pm at the Commack Building of The Smithtown Library.  The Commack Building is located at 3 Indian Head Road, Commack, NY 11725.  There is a non-refundable fee of $10.00 per person for this program; registration is required.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 235.

One-On-One Medicare Counseling and Assistance

Register for an appointment to meet individually with a Suffolk County RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) volunteer from HIICAP (Health Insurance Information, Counseling & Assistance Program) to answer questions and provide information specific to your own needs regarding your Medicare health insurances and benefits, Medicare Savings Programs and EPIC.  This program is scheduled for Friday, September 14 with appointment times at 10:00am, 10:45am, 11:30am or 12:15pm at the Commack Building of The Smithtown Library.  The Commack Building is located at 3 Indian Head Road, Commack NY 11725.  This is a free program, but registration is required.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 235.

Commack Book Discussion Group 

Books are available at the Commack Building Circulation Desk. The Commack Building is located at 3 Indian Head Road, Commack NY 11725.  This is a free program, registration is not required.  For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 235.

Monday, September 17 • 12:00-1:00pm
Nomadland
by Jessica Bruder

Saturday
Aug112018

Events - Blood Drive St. Joseph's Church August 23

Suffolk County Legislator Rob Trotta Hosts Blood Drive on August 23 at St. Joseph’s Church (Travis Hall) in Kings Park


One Donation Can Save Three Lives and Donors get a Voucher for Free Mets Tickets

(Smithtown, NY)…Suffolk County Legislator Rob Trotta is partnering with Father Sean Gann, pastor of St. Joseph’s Church in Kings Park, to host a blood drive on Thursday, August 23, from 1:30pm 7:30pm at Travis Hall Lower Level, behind the church at 59 Church Street. The drive is to benefit the blood banks maintained by Long Island Blood Services, which provides blood to hospitals throughout Long Island.

To be eligible to donate blood, a person must be between the ages of 16 (16 with parental consent) and 75, weigh over 110 pounds and not have had a tattoo in the last 12 months. Please bring a valid photo ID with you and eat and drink plenty of fluids before donating. If you have donated before, please bring your blood donor card with you.

“Hospitals are always in need of blood supplies so it is important that if you can donate blood to do so because one pint of blood can help save three lives,” said Suffolk County Legislator Rob Trotta. As a “thank you,” LI Blood Services is giving each donor a voucher for two free Mets tickets. For more information, please call Legislator Trotta’s district office at 631-854-3900. 

Friday
Aug102018

Events - Press Club Of LI Hosting Poetry Reading Fundraiser To Protect Journalists

The Press Club of Long Island will celebrate the amazing life of PCLI Hall of Fame Honoree Walt Whitman with a poetry reading at the little farmhouse in Suffolk County that was his birthplace.

RSVP: PCLI President Scott Brinton at scottbrinton1@optonline.net.

Participants in this first-ever event can read their original poetry or the work of any other favorite poet, or just sit back and enjoy. The event will be open to the public. Wine and cheese will be served.

In memory of the five Capital Gazette staffers murdered on June 28, proceeds from the reading will go to the Committee to Protect JournalistsFull details below Whitman’s photo.

477px-Walt_Whitman_by_Mathew_Brady

Original poetry that is read will be published on various websites, including pcli.org and liherald.com, so the reading will be an excellent way to share your work not only with your fellow writers, but also the rest of Long Island.

Where: Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site, 246 Old Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station.

When: Thursday, Aug. 23, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Admission:

PCLI Members: Free to attend. $10 to read your poetry.

Students: Free to attend and read.

Non-member journalists in the first two years of their careers: $10 to
attend and read.

Non-members: $15 to attend. $20 to attend and read.

 

Friday
Aug032018

2nd Annual "Field Of Dreams" Youth Baseball Clinic