1060 Hicksville Rd; Massapequa, NY 11758-1289 Phone: (516) 735-4133 Fax: (516) 735-2510 Website: www.plainedgelibrary.org NEWSLETTER JUNE 2014 I along with the PPL Staff and Trustees of the Library would like to thank the residents of our community for overwhelmingly approving the 2014/2015 Library Operating Budget! Mr. Michael Giris was returned to the Board of Trustees and will serve a five year term. We sincerely appreciate your continued support and look forward to providing our residents with the best possible service throughout the coming year! COMPUTER 2nd GRADE FOR ADULTS Tues., June 24 6:30-8:30 Resident tickets available 6/3 Non-residents 6/10 Continue learning new skills on your computer! CANASTA Tuesday, June 3,10,17 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free tickets available now! Have fun and learn the game of Canasta from Jacque! Limit 24 Limit 24 FREE TECHNOLOGY INSTRUCTION FOR OLDER ADULTS! Come on in and learn about the technology your Library has to offer. Students from Plainedge High School will be on hand to show you how to do the following: • Set up an e-mail account • Use the Library’s Nook e-readers (15 books already downloaded for you) • Operate a Google Nexus tablet (similar to an i-pad) • Or just learn computer basics Registration for a session with a student starts on Thursday , June 5th at the Reference desk. Instruction will be offered from July 1st through August 7th at the following times: Mondays 6:30-7:30 pm Tuesdays/Thursdays 10am-11 am or 11 am-12 pm If time & space permits, you may sign up for additional sessions or just stop by to practice your new skills when the students are here! AT YOUR SERVICE The NOTARY PUBLIC hours are: Monday, 10 a.m. - Noon & 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. - Noon Wednesday, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Thursday, 2-4 p.m. & Friday, 10 a.m.Noon & 2-4 p.m. NOTE: Photo identification required. Documents to be notarized must be signed at time of notarization, not before. You must bring your own witness if needed. Please telephone the Library to confirm that a notary is available. Our Senior Connections Volunteer, Rosemary Styne will be available Wednesdays thru June. Please call first! Senior Citizen Watch for upcoming events will be sponsored by Plainedge H.S. If interested, Call Dr. McDonald at 516-992-7450. COURSES (Please Pay By CHECK Only!) NO REFUNDS! NO PRORATING OF FEES! *The Library offers on-going classes for Zumba and Yoga. Check for availability at the Circulation desk. YOGA (Limit 18 per class) Monday Morning Yoga $65 Instructor: Edith Jason, E-RYT 500 New Class starts 6/9-8/18 10-11:30 a.m. Sign-up in progress 8 Sessions (No class 6/30, 7/7, 8/4) Wednesday Morning Yoga $65 Instructor: Bette Collom, Kripalu Certified New Class starts 6/4-8/20 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Sign-up in progress 8 Sessions (No Class 7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23) Thursday Evening Yoga $65 Instructor: Edith Jason, E-RYT 500 New Class starts 5/29-7-31 5:30-7:00 p.m. Sign-up in progress 8 Sessions (No Class 6/26 & 7/3) We invite you to join your Library’s Yoga classes and experience this unique system of exercise. Beginners and experienced students are always welcome. You may work at your own level. Firm, tone and strengthen your body while reducing stress. It is best not to eat within 2 hours before the start of class. Please dress comfortably and bring a tapas yoga mat, a tie or strap, 2 yoga blocks and a small throw pillow. Classes run continuously (unless otherwise noted) throughout the year. PLEASE NOTE: This course is not appropriate for pregnant women. Limit 18 FITNESS Strength, Flexibility and Balance $22.00 Monday Afternoon 2:30-3:30 p.m. Instructor: Barbara Gilmartin (Certified National Gym Association Personal Trainer) New Class Starts 7/7-8/25 Resident sign-up 6/16 Non-resident 6/23 8 Sessions Limit 25 ZUMBA Zumba Fitness $45 Wednesday Evenings 6:45-7:30 p.m. New class starts 5/28-7/16 (6/18 class 6:30-7:15 p.m.) Sign-up in progress Limit 25 Zumba Tone Fitness $45 Saturday Mornings 10 a.m.-10:45 a.m. New class starts 6/7-8/9 (No class 7/19, & 8/2) Sign-up in progress 8 Sessions Limit 25 FEATURED DATABASE HERITAGE QUEST Interested in looking up your family history? Heritage Quest provided for you free by the Library is an invaluable tool for doing research! FREEGAL Music, the newest Library Database, will be available for our patrons in the near future and will allow you to download free music. Details will follow. SUMMER LIBRARY TRIP! TAKE A LEISURELY CRUISE ON THE PECONIC STAR OUT OF BEAUTIFUL GREENPORT! Tuesday, July 29 Depart 10:30 a.m. return approx. 8 pm $75.00 Resident sign-up June 3 Non-resident June 10 First stop is a visit to the Peconic River Herb Farm on the river. Then we’re off to Greenport for free time to stroll the quaint shops, visit galleries, or have a spot of tea before boarding the Peconic Star around 3:30. Enjoy a late lunch (Boxed wraps), choice of Roast beef, turkey or vegetable wraps, chips, fruit, water and a homemade cookie! Limit 40 Sign-up early! Lack of registration will cancel trip! DRIVING COURSES NOTE: Regarding the driving courses, please do not park in the Library parking lot, nor in front of stores in shopping center. Parking is available on Guttenberg Path, the street located parallel to Hicksville Road. Thank you. The cost of the DSP classroom course in NY will be $20 for AARP members & $25 for non-members starting Jan.1, 2014 AARP DRIVING $20 AARP MEMBERS / $25 NON-MEMBERS Event Date Sign Up Dates [Fri., June 13] 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Sign-up in progress [Sat., Aug. 2] 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. DEFENSIVE DRIVING $32.00 Event Date Sign Up Dates [Sat., July 19] 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Resident Sign-up 6/28 Non-resident sign-up 7/5 Resident sign-up 7/12 Non-resident sign-up 7/26 This course for drivers 50 years of age & older is given in one 8-hour session, including a break for lunch. You will also be eligible for percentage discounts on your insurance premiums. If only one spouse is 50 years of age or older, you may both register for this course but you must attend together. Pay $20, $25 if non-member, at registration with undated checks made payable to AARP. If two are attending, we must receive undated checks from each individual wishing to attend. Please note that the fee is non-refundable. IMPORTANT: If you are an AARP member, you must write your membership # on your check to receive the reduced rate. Also, please bring your driver’s license & a black or blue ink pen. This driving course is not limited to those 50 years of age or older. You will also be eligible for percentage discounts on your insurance premiums. Checks only. Please make checks payable to Plainedge Public Library. NOTE: If two are attending, we must receive separate checks from each individual wishing to attend. Please bring your driver’s license and a black or blue ink pen to class. NOTE FOR ALL EVENTS: Plainedge residents will be given preference registering for all courses and programs requiring sign-up. After 7 days, non-residents will be placed on a waiting list and will be notified if space is available. Refunds can only be issued if your ticket is sold to a replacement. CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES/INFORMATION Please Note: REGISTRATION FOR CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS IS NOW EXCLUSIVELY ONLINE. Online registration for all programs & crafts/activities will begin on Monday, June 9 at 10:00a.m. for Plainedge School District residents. Each child you register will need a valid Library card with a PIN established. To create a PIN: Go to “My Account” at the top of our homepage & and click on the “Sign-In (with instructions)” option. To Register: Go to our Library’s homepage, www.plainedgelibrary.org and click on the “Kids Programs” logo. A current email address is required in order for confirmations to be automatically sent to you about your status, registered or wait-listed. Out-of-district residents may register online starting Monday, June 16 depending on availability. All programs are age specific, including those where adults attend with children. Please make necessary childcare arrangements. PLEASE NOTE: The Library charges a materials’ fee for a number of the Children’s programs. In person payment is required. After your online registration process is complete, contact the Children’s Services Department at 735-4133 X12 or X13 to set up a time to pay. If payment is not received within seven days of registration, the Library reserves the right to offer the spot to someone from the waiting list. SUMMER FUN EXERCISE Monday, June 30 10:00a.m.-11:30a.m.– Children entering Grades K-2 only 12:00p.m.-1:30p.m.– Children entering Grades 3-5 only Your children will learn about staying healthy through exercising. They will also see demonstrations of fun exercises they can do. ROCKET CRAFT PROGRAM Friday, July 11 10:00a.m.-11:00a.m. Ages 18months-5years old(not yet in Kindergarten) with accompanying adult You and your child along with instructor, Donna Green, will have fun listening to stories, moving to music and making a rocket themed craft. BABIES’ BOOGIE Thursday, July 17 9:45a.m.-10:30a.m. Ages 6 to 23 months only with accompanying adult Join instructor, Nancy Bugge, for a great time of music and movement with your little one! Registered infant/ toddler needs to be within the required age range by July 17 to participate. No unregistered siblings please. KALEIDOSCOPE CRAFT Monday, July 7 4:00p.m.-5:00p.m. Children entering Grades 1-5 only Children will make their own kaleidoscopes while discovering how beads and cardboard tubes become beautiful reflecting prism patterns. Samantha Raiten will be the instructor for this cool science craft. PERLER BEAD PROGRAM Monday, July 14 4:00p.m.-5:00p.m. Children entering Grades 1-5 only Children will make and keep their own designs using perler beads. We’ll provide the beads and the templates. TODDLERS’S TANGO Thursday, July 17 11:00-11:45a.m. 2-5 years old only with accompanying adult. Join instructor, Nancy Bugge, for music and movement with your toddler/preschooler! Registered child needs to be within the required age range of 2-5 years by July 17 to participate. No unregistered siblings. Please. CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS continued 2014 SUMMER READING PROGRAMS Fizz Boom Read Summer Reading Club (For children entering 2nd through 5th grades) This Reading Club begins on Tuesday, July 1 and ends on Thursday, July 24. The Library provides all materials the first week of Reading Club during designated times. All reading is done at home. Children come back to the Library once a week (Tuesdays between 1:00-3:00pm or 6:30-8:00pm, Wednesdays between 9:45am-12:00noon or 1:00-3:00pm, or Thursday between 1:00-3:00pm or 6:30-8:00pm) with reading charts and report forms for book discussions, stickers and prizes. Club members will be invited to a special performance in August. Time Travelers Read-To-Me Club (For infants up to children entering 1st grade) The Read-To-Me Club begins Tuesday, July 1 and ends on Thursday, July24. All reading is done at home between adult and child together. Parents and children come back once a week (Tuesdays between 1:003:00pm or 6:30-8:00pm, Wednesdays between 9:45am-12:00noon or 1:00-3:00pm, or Thursday between 1:00-3:00pm or 6:30-8:00pm) with reading charts for stickers and prizes. Participants are invited to a special performance in August. Cosmic Kids Picture Book Time (For children 2 years of age by 7/02/14 up to those entering 1st grade. Picture Book Time begins on Wednesday, July 2 and ends on Wednesday, July 23. Children may be registered for 1 of the 3 scheduled times to choose from(10:00-10:30am, 11:00-11:30am, or 1:151:45pm.).There will be a special performance for all participants in August. ***If you have any questions regarding the upcoming Summer Reading Programs at Plainedge Public Library, please call the Children’s Services Department at 735-4133 X12 or X13. You can also email us at [email protected] Check out our Library’s homepage to access our program calendar for more information about the Summer Reading programs and crafts/activities during the summer. Online registration for Summer Reading Programs and craft/activities begins Monday, June 9 at 10:00 a.m. for Plainedge School District residents. Out-of–District residents may register beginning Monday, June 16 depending on program availability.*** Check out our Children’s Room windows! The colorful Summer Reading themed scenes were painted by the following Plainedge High School Art Club students: James Cioffi Danielle Cirillo Nicole Grace Lorelei Liana Nicole Maseroni Ashley Membrano Josephina Oddo Lynne Rader Karina Wang Theresa Whelan The Library’s Director, Mrs. Marilyn Kappenberg, our staff, and the Plainedge community greatly appreciate the efforts put into painting the Children’s Room windows. These talented students painted the windows under the supervision of Mr. Anthony Messina . BOARD OF TRUSTEES 1060 Hicksville Rd; Massapequa, NY 11758-1289 Phone: (516) 735-4133 Fax: (516) 735-2510 Website: www.plainedgelibrary.org Laura Oden-Bell Ann Doxsey Dave Gottlieb Ellen Ryder Michael Giris Marilyn Kappenberg [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] Non-Profit Org U.S. Postage PAID Massapequa, NY Permit No. 12 Library Director Michael Dietz - Newsletter Publisher Maureen Hopper—Program Coordinator & Editor LIBRARY HOURS Monday - Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Closed 9:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. HOLIDAY Fri., July 4 Closed . Please note: The Board of Trustees meets monthly, usually the third Monday of the month, at 7:00 p.m., in the Local History Room. The next monthly meeting will be held on June 16th at 7:00 p.m. All meetings are open to residents of the community and all interested individuals are invited to attend. to attend. ROTATIONAL ART EXHIBIT FOR JUNE CELICIA CARGILL HIGH SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! High School volunteers grades 10 & up are needed in the Adult Reference Department this summer for any or all of the following times: Monday evenings 6 PM-8 PM and/or Tuesday & Thursday mornings 10 AM-12 PM Pick up registration form at the Adult Reference Desk starting Tuesday, May 20. Forms are due back on Friday, June 27. Registration is limited to 25. All volunteers must attend an Orientation Meeting on Monday, June 30 from 6:30-7:30 PM Volunteer service will begin on Tuesday, July 1st until Aug. 7th.
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