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April, May and June 2015

Patchogue-Medford Library Newsletter PA







PATCHOGUE-MEDFORD LIBRARY54-60 East Main Street | Patchogue, NY 11772(631) 654-4700 |

Non-Profit OrganizationU.S. Postage

PAID Patchogue, NY 11772

Permit No. 186Board of TrusteesHarold Trabold, PresidentLisa Caselles Eleanor Ryder Barbara Reynolds Patricia Seubert

Lauren Nichols, DirectorDanielle Paisley, Assistant Director

Library HoursMonday-Friday 9:30 am-9 pm

Saturday 9:30 am-5:30 pmSunday (October-May) 1-5 pm

(A Patchogue-Medford Library card is required to join all clubs.) Your family can PREREGISTER on Saturday, June 13 from 12-3 pm for any of our exciting Summer Reading Clubs! Take a chance and spin our prize wheel!

Library Budget Vote & Trustee ElectionTuesday, April 14 from 9:30 am - 9 pm (Amnesty on all overdue items returned this day.)PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING: Tuesday, April 7 at 6:00 pm




Library Building Updates

CHILDRENS & PARENTS SERVICESThe Childrens Room has recovered from the flood! Weve heard your suggestions; come and see our new and improved space.

CARNEGIE LIBRARYOver the last few years, the Carnegie Library building has been: advocated for, saved, moved, the recipient of donated land, moved again, gifted to the Patchogue-Medford Library and graciously funded by those who remember signing up for the first library card on Lake Street.

With all of these monumental accomplishments spearheaded by the community, the last several months may have appeared anticlimactic. Please be assured that the Library Board and staff have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to begin the final step - the actual renovation.Temporary electric has been installed, and the initial demo has begun. Soon the building will begin to see more obvious action, as the weather clears and we start on the roof. As things begin to move a bit more quickly, well start weekly updates at As always we welcome feedback, and if you have any questions or concerns please let us know.

WANTED! Boys and Girls in grades 2-5 who are not camera shy! We need you to help us spread the word to your classmates about just how much fun it is to join the Summer Reading Club by participating in our promotional video. Please call the CAPS desk by May 1st.

SUPER HEROES IN TRAINING A read-to-me club for children ages birth through pre-kindergarten and their parents.

CAPED CRUSADERS A read-together club for children entering kindergarten or 1st grade.

LIBRARY JUSTICE LEAGUE For children entering grades 2-6. Children in grades 4-6 may also join our P.E.T. SQUAD

UNMASK YOUR INNER SUPER HERO For young adults in grades 6-12.

ESCAPE THE ORDINARY For adults over the age of 18.

April is Financial Literacy MonthMoney for Life: Get Help at PMLWe are thrilled to announce that Patchogue-Medford Library has received a grant to provide our patrons with high quality programs and unbiased educational resources about money management, personal finance and investing. We will offer materials, both in print and online, and various workshops for people of all ages in all stages of life. Children and teens will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities that involve saving, spending and sharing money, and adults can learn the ins and outs of finance from unbiased professionals on a variety of topics. Our hope is to connect you with the information resources that meet your needs, and help you feel empowered to make educated choices for both long-term investing and day-to-day money matters. Check out one of our upcoming workshops (marked with a dollar sign), or stop by to let us know how we can help you take the next step in achieving your financial goals.

All programs are made possible by a grant from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation through Smart investing@your library , a partnership with the American Library Association.


Adult Programs

*SMART RECOVERY - FRIENDS & FAMILY WORKSHOP Fridays, April 3-May 1 from 7-8:30 am Support and helpful tools for those who are impacted by the addictive behavior of a loved one.

*CHAIR YOGA Wednesdays, April 8, 15 & 29 & June 3 & 10 from 2:30-3:30 pm Gentle yoga.

*ELEMENTS OF FENG SHUI Thursday, April 9 at 7 pm

*GET MORE MONEY NOW Thursday, April 9 from 7-9 pm. Find

out how to have better credit and more money for things that matter now. To register, call 654-4700, ext. 228.

SENIOR BINGO Fridays, April 10, May 8 & June 12 from 10-11:30 am Join us for cookies, coffee & fun!

*DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS FOR ADULTS Fridays, April 10 & 24, May 8 & 22, June 12 & 26 from 6:30-8:30 pm (Ages 16+)

*CLASSICAL SUNDAY Sundays, April 12 & May 17 from 2-4 pm Hear beautiful music performed by local talented teens and adults. Refreshments will be served.

*AARP DRIVING Wednesdays & Thursdays, April 15 & 16, May 13 & 14 & June 10 & 11 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm ($20/AARP members, $25/non-members/ check or money order). In person registration begins April 7.

*NOVEL BREWS AT HOPTRON BREWTIQUE (Ages 21+) Thursdays, April 16, May 21, June 18 at 8 pm Titles will be announced through the Library website

*NEW YORK CITY IN THE EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY Wednesday, April 15 from 7-8:30 pm The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, Coney Island and more. Historian/author Martin Levinson. In coordination with the Long Island Reads initiative

*DO THE WRITE THING Thursdays, April 16, 23, May 7 & June 11 from 10 am-12 pm & May 14 at 7:00 pm Creative writing group.

*SWEET TASTING EVENTS! Thursdays, April 16, May 14 & June 11 at 6 pm Did you know theres a candy shop in the Village of Patchogue? Join us at Sensationally Sweet, 18 East Main Street, for a sampling of their delicious treats! Space is limited.

*BOOK DISCUSSION: LONG ISLAND READS: THE MUSEUM OF EXTRAORDINARY THINGS Thursday, April 16 at 7 pm Alice Hoffmanns novel set in New York City in the early 1900s. Pick up a free copy at the Main Desk.

*SPIES ON LONG ISLAND: Thursday, April 16 at 7 pm

Setauket-based Revolutionary War Culper Spy Ring with maps,

photographs and documents. Historian Beverly Tyler/Three Village Historical Society. Cosponsored by the Greater Patchogue Historical Society.

*TRAIN TO NEW YORK CITY Saturdays, April 18, May 16, & June 20. Travel in together, return anytime that day. Price: $10.00 (cash only; nonrefundable) round trip. Tickets must be purchased at least one week in advance of travel date. Meet a library representative at 8 am at the Patchogue Railroad Station.

*OTAKUFEST: AN ANIME CLUB FOR ADULTS: Saturdays, April 18, May 23 & June 27 from 3-5 pm (Ages 16+).

*KEEPING IT WILD: FIRE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE: Wednesday, April 22 at 7 pm Wildlife biologist Lindsay Ries will discuss the Otis Pike Wilderness area.

*COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE Thursday, April 23 from 2-6:30 pm Cosponsored by the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club of Patchogue and the Pilot Club of Patchogue. Bring photo ID. Donors call 654-4700 ext. 242 for appointment. Walk-ins welcome!

SENIOR ADVOCATE Tuesday, May 12 from 2:30-4:30 pm

FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING Wednesdays, May 20 & June 17 from 10-11 am

*COMPUTER BASICS ONE-ON-ONE Tuesdays at 1, 2 or 3 pm Call 654-4700, ext. 242 for an appointment.

*CAREER COUNSELING Monday evenings by appointment only, call 654-4700, ext. 248.

*GENEALOGY ONE-ON-ONE Schedule a private visit with our Genealogy Librarian by calling 654-4700, ext 231.

*CITIZENSHIP CLASS Call 654-4700, ext. 228 to register.

*BILINGUAL IMMIGRATION COUNSELING Call 654-4700, ext. 234 to register.

*BILINGUAL COMMUNITY SERVICES COUNSELING Call 654-4700, ext. 228 to register.

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY Meet the 1st Tuesday of the month at 7:15 pm in the Board Room.

Ongoing Events

*UKULELE 101: INTRO & JAM Friday, April 24 from 7-8:30 and Saturday, June 6 from 3:30-5 pm Dont have your own uke? Check one out from our new Ukelele Lending Collection! Already play? Bring your talent.

*GENEALOGY LOCK-IN Saturday, April 25 from 1-9 pm Presenter: Dr. Thomas W.

Jones. Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, has been the co-editor of National Genealogical Society

Quarterly since 2002, and is a past Association of Professional Genealogists board member, Board of Certified Genealogists trustee and president. With over 40 years of research and teaching experience, he frequently lectures, teaches and writes about genealogical methodology. He is the author of Mastering Genealogical Proof, published by the National Genealogical Society in 2013. Topics: Can a Complex Research Problem be Solved Solely Online? - Overcoming Research Barriers: A Case Study -Solving Problems with Original Sources Solutions for Missing and Scarce Records. Registration is a must and begins April 1.

*YOUNG CREATIVE PROFESSIONALS NETWORKING EVENT AT ROAST COFFEE & TEA Saturdays, April 25, May 30 & June 27 from 10-11:30 am

*UNDERSTANDING YOUR DIGITAL SLR CAMERA Thursday, April 30 at 7 pm Functions including auto focus, shutter speeds, shooting modes and settings. Bring camera and manual.