SEAFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY FROM THE DIRECTOR’S DESK

YOUR DOORWAY TO THE PAST, THE PRESENT & THE FUTURE
SEAFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY
NEWSLETTER
MAY 2013
FROM THE DIRECTOR’S DESK
We’re very grateful for
the “YES” vote from
our residents.
The Trustees and staff
pledge to provide
another year of top
notch service to the
Seaford community.
Tutor.com has changed the way users log in. Since March 1st, library patrons
using Tutor.com “Live Homework Help” will now be required to create a user
account with their library barcode number as their username and a password
they will choose themselves. All users who have already created an “optional”
account with their email address and a password to log in (mobile app users, for
example), will have to change their account to their barcode number instead.
For assistance, patrons can contact Tutor.com at [email protected]
Frank McKenna
FAMILY CENTERED PATIENT ADVOCACY
Thursday, May 30th
6:00-9:30pm
Free
PULSE of NY is a community based patient safety organization dedicated to raising awareness about patient
safety through support, education and advocacy. This three and a half hour training will cover the family
member or friend’s role in becoming a care partner as a loved one enters the healthcare system. It covers topics
such as choosing your best advocate, avoiding falls, infections, surgery errors and health literacy. They will
discuss medication safety, communication and role play. PULSE representatives have many years of
experience working with the community to improve communication between the patient and family and
healthcare systems related to patient safety. Registration begins Monday, May 6th at the Reference Desk.
BUS TRIP
ESSEX STEAM TRAIN & RIVERBOAT CRUISE
Seaford School District Residents ONLY on first day of registration.
No refunds unless a substitute can be found from the waiting list.
Pay by check only.
Wednesday, June 26th
Bus leaves at 7:30am
Cost: $73.00
Savor the sights of the beautiful Connecticut River Valley as you embark aboard an antique steam train. Then
board an authentic riverboat for a cruise on the Connecticut River. Highlights include the historic Goodspeed
Opera House, Gilette Castle and more. Afterward, enjoy lunch at the historic Griswold Inn. Luncheon choice
of roast pork loin or pasta with fresh vegetables, garlic and basil tossed in an asiago cream sauce. Registration
begins Thursday, May 9th at the Circulation Desk.
ADULT PROGRAMS
DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE
th
th
Tuesday, May 14 & Thursday, May 16
7 – 10pm
OR
Saturday, June 8th
10:30am-5pm
Cost: $20.00 (ages 60 & older); $30.00 (ages 59 & younger)
By taking the New York State approved Point and
Insurance Reduction Program (PIRP), provided by the
National Point and Insurance Reduction Course, Inc. and
taught by LISHIP you will save 10% on your auto
insurance and reduce up to 4 points on your driver’s
license. Make checks payable to LISHIP. Register now
for the May class. For the June class, registration begins
Thursday, May 16th at the Reference Desk
Seaford School District residents
only on the first day of registration
TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD MOBILE
PASSPORT VAN
Monday, May 20th
11am – 2pm
In the parking lot
Renew or apply for your first passport. You
must bring your birth certificate (original or
certified copy with raised seal), your previous
passport or certificate of naturalization. In some
cases, additional ID may be needed.
Applications are available at the Reference
Desk. For details, call 812-3100. No
registration required.
COOL APPS
A.A.R.P. MATURE DRIVING COURSE
Saturday, May 18th
10am-4pm
OR
Saturday, June 1st
10am–4pm
Cost: $17.00 A.A.R.P. Members, $19.00 Non-members.
PAYMENT BY CHECK ONLY - ONE CHECK PER PERSON - PAYABLE
TO A.A.R.P. - PROOF OF A.A.R.P. MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED.
Take this course to reduce your insurance rates and
enjoy your driving privilege longer. Each person on line
may register for one additional person. Space is limited.
No refunds. For both classes, registration begins Friday,
May 3rd at the Reference Desk.
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
Wednesday, May 15th
2:00pm
After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher
Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries
to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more
challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious
girl with problems of her own. Featuring Bradley
Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, and Robert DeNiro.
Rated: R; 122 Minutes. REGISTRATION IS
NOW REQUIRED. IN ORDER TO RESERVE A
SEAT, CALL THE LIBRARY AT 221-1334.
Registration begins Thursday, May 2nd. Each person
may register for one additional person. NO
WALK-INS. 55 seats maximum. No admittance
after movie begins. Refreshments and snacks will be
served.
Wednesday, May 22nd
7-9pm
Free
With thousands of apps out there, how can I
find ones that are useful? How do I use the
App Store? How do I search for free apps?
Come to this class and discover apps you
can’t live without. Bring your iPad or just
come and listen. Registration begins
Friday, May 3rd at the Reference Desk.
SUMMER TART
Tuesday, June 4th
7-9pm
Cost: $3.00
Create a delicious red, white, and blue
dessert using strawberries and blueberries.
Every participant goes home with a 7 inch
round fruit tart. AGES 18 and OVER
ONLY! Registration begins Thursday,
May 16th at the Reference Desk.
THE EFFECTS OF HURRICANE SANDY
ON YOUR LANDSCAPE
Wednesday, June 5th
7-9pm
Free
Have you noticed the effects Super Storm
Sandy has had on your garden? Learn what
you can do to minimize damage to plants and
lawns in the spring and summer. A question
and answer session will be included in this
seminar. Registration begins Tuesday, May
14th at the Reference Desk.
CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS
Magical May
CREATIVE PLAYTIME
th
MUSIC ANYONE?
th
Monday, May 13 , Thursday, May 16 ,
Monday, May 20th, Friday, May 24th &
Thursday, May 30th
10:00-3:00pm
Join us for fun-filled activities. Choose from board
books, puppets, toys, music, tunnels, ball pits, tents
and a play dough table.
Meet new friends.
Reacquaint yourself with the library or just come in
to say hello. Stay for as long as you want. All ages.
Infants welcome. No registration required.
MINI- MOVIES
Thursday, May 23rd
10:30-11:30am or 1:30-2:30pm
Watch Caillou and his many adventures. Have a
snack and make your own Caillou craft! No
registration required.
Friday, May 17th
1:30-2:30pm
Join Jenny Johannesen and sing, dance and make
music! Ages 3 and 4. Caregivers are invited to
stay. Registration begins Monday, May 6th.
MUSIC ANYONE TWO?
Tuesday, May 21st
10:15-11:00am
Join Jenny Johannesen and make some music!!
Age 2 with caregiver. Registration begins Monday,
May 6th.
Dear Parents,
The Children’s department is busy gearing up for what promises to be an exciting
summer. This summer the theme for our reading program is “Dig into Reading”. Children
will have an opportunity to enroll in this program and attend many other programs and
activities. Children will be encouraged to explore new ideas and share wonderful stories by
reading and listening, talking and writing, watching and doing. Storytellers, puppeteers,
musicians and magicians will be here sharing their talents and enthusiasm. DON’T LET
YOUR CHILD MISS OUT!! Last year our summer reading club was enjoyed by more than
900 children ages 2 and up.
As you know, reading during the summer helps children retain their reading abilities.
One of the goals of our program is to encourage children to read for pleasure in the summer so
they will maintain their reading ability. Children need practice to become excellent readers
and they need opportunities to experience the joys of reading. Summer reading programs at
public libraries offer opportunities and encouragement for children to do both.
A complete schedule of events will be available Monday, June 3rd.
We encourage your child’s participation.
BLOOD DRIVE
Monday, June 17th
4:00-8:30pm
The need for blood affects us all. Nine out of ten of us will need blood some time in our lives. In
cooperation with the Long Island Blood Services, a division of the New York Blood Center, the
Seaford Public Library is proud to host a blood drive in the Valentine Meehan Meeting Room. Anyone in
good health between the ages of 17 and 75 may donate blood. The procedure generally takes 7-10 minutes.
After your donation, you will rest and have refreshments. Appointments are recommended. Registration
begins Friday, May 10th at the Reference Desk.
YOUNG ADULT PROGRAMS
MOTHER’S DAY CRAFT
Friday, May 10
th
4:30-5:30pm
$3 materials fee
Make a beautiful Mother’s Day gift for mom. Do a glass painting on your choice of glass, vase, or plate dish.
For those ages 10-18. Register now at the Reference Desk.
SPRING SCENE CANDY CLASS
Monday, June 3rd
7-8pm
Step into spring and make some delicious treats including chocolate pretzel dipping, “white trash” candy and a
few others. Registration begins Monday, May 13th at the Reference Desk.
SEAFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY
2234 Jackson Avenue
Seaford, NY 11783-2691
Phone: 516-221-1334 Fax: 516-826-8133
E-Mail Address: [email protected]
Web Address: http://www.seafordlibrary.org
LIBRARY TRUSTEES:
Peter J. Ruffner, President
Stephen J. Gaughran, Vice-President
Eileen Montalbano, Secretary
John Rall, Financial Secretary
Patricia Coughlin, Assistant Financial Secretary
Frank McKenna, Director
Ida Zaharopoulos, Newsletter Editor
Non-Profit
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LIBRARY HOURS:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Wednesday
Friday
Saturday
10-9pm
1-9pm
10-6pm
10-5pm
DISPLAY CASE: SPRING ORIGAMI
The library will be closed Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day.
The next regular meeting of the Board of Trustees:
Monday, May 13th, 2013 at 7pm. The public is welcome.
The Seaford Public Library does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability
in employment or the provision of services.