January 2010 - Sachem Public Library

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Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour.


~John Boswell

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Bring in the New Year with

Something Special Big Band Sunday, January 3 • 1:30pm Take a cup o’ kindness for auld lang syne and join in the celebration as the Something Special Big Band ushers in 2010. With its Basie style, this band is considered one of the finest swing and jazz bands in the New York Metro Area. The group’s infectious rhythm will have you on your feet dancing to the beat! Party hats and noisemakers will add to the festivities. Open to Library cardholders and their guests.

Johnny and June Cash Tribute Sunday, January 10 • 2:00pm Known for their fun and fire onstage, Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash dominated the country duet trend of the late 1960s. Capturing this amazing couple’s charisma, Patty and Rob Walsh will provide a flirty, entertaining afternoon filled with the Cash’s award winning hits.

The Polezhayevs Sunday, January 31 • 2:00pm

Whether performing on one piano or two, the highly original and accomplished pianists Yelena and Vladimir Polezhayev, are sure to amaze and delight you. Their program includes original classical masterworks by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, as well as original arrangements. This performance provides an extra special treat as Yelena and Vladimir will be joined by their sons Anton, violinist-virtuoso, and winner of international violin competitions, and Simon, double-bass soloist and scholarship student of the Juilliard School. Share in the magic of classical and contemporary music performed with true verve.

Library Trustees Bob Winowitch, President Marguerite Barone Dennis Flavin Diane Longo Carol Paulsen

Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage

Postal Patron

Judith Willner, Director Carol Brand, Assistant Director Hours: Monday–Friday 9:30am–9:00pm Saturday 9:30am–5:00pm Sunday 12noon–5:00pm Please see pg 8 for Holiday Closings.

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ADULT REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Registration for Adult programs begins on the 15th day of the preceding month. You may register online, by phone or in person at the Welcome Desk using your library barcode. When registering online, fees must be paid within 3 days of registration to secure your reservation. (Program fees are non-refundable)

The Intrigue of Puccini’s Tosca: a Lecture

WWII Mapping in Europe: a Firsthand Account with former GI John Holden

Tuesday, January 5 • 2:00pm Program code: SAASS1

Tuesday, January 12 • 1:30pm Program code: SAAWW1

Just as an accurate, readable and durable map is vital when you travel to unfamiliar places, the armed forces during WWII needed accurate maps to prepare for the invasion of Normandy, the passage across Europe and the eventual defeat of Germany. This program will provide an overview of Army mapping during WWII and the experience of one GI who was a part of it.

Sally Shorrock, adjunct professor in the honor’s Music History program and opera instructor at St. Joseph’s College, will present an interactive presentation on the intrigue and breathtaking music of Puccini’s powerful opera, Tosca. Commentary about the opera will give you a greater appreciation of this enduring and heartbreaking tale along with carefully selected and fascinating Youtube clips (with subtitles) of vintage memorable performances. Ms. Shorrock is founder/director of Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble. See page 4 for program listing of the Tosca DVD presentation.

New Tips for Buying and Selling your Home Wednesday, January 27 • 7:00pm • Program code: SAANT1

This comprehensive educational seminar will define today’s market for both buyers and sellers. Learn market trends, the new tax credits, interest rates, the different kinds of mortgages available, closing costs, seller’s concessions and the legal process which ensues once an offer is accepted. A contractor will share tips on what to look for, including roof, electric, plumbing, windows, and improvements which may or may not affect the market value of your home. Presenters will include a licensed real estate agent, a licensed broker, an attorney and a contractor.

Save Money While Helping to Save Our Planet Wednesday, February 3 • 7:00pm Program code: SAASM2

Sweetbriar Nature Center Outreach Educator and President of Four Harbors Audubon Society, Sue Krause will share tips on saving green in the home, in the car, in the garden, celebrating holidays, when you travel and more!

Art Lecture: 18th-century Rococo in France and England Friday, January 29 2:00pm Program code: SAADL1

Stony Brook instructor Danielle Lenhard will discuss themes of love and romance balanced with images of piety and social critique in Watteau, Boucher, Chardin, Hogarth, Reynolds, Fragonard and more.


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Accepting Life’s Changes Tuesday, January 5 • 7:00pm Program code: SAARM1

Whether you have lost a loved one, been forced out of a job, experienced a failed relationship, are facing an empty nest or managing aging parents, share your experiences with others and learn to put on the NEW you. Richard Murdocco, PhD, Stony Brook University Medical Center, will help you explore your feelings and develop closure.

Meet the Filmmaker: MARINO AMORUSO Rocky Marciano: A Life Story Wednesday, January 20 • 6:45pm Program code: SAAMTF1

Long Island native, Marino Amoruso, will present his film, Rocky Marciano: A Life Story. Marciano was the only undefeated heavyweight champion in history. Filmed in Rocky’s hometown of Brockton, Massachusetts, the film features appearances by Rocky’s five siblings and many of his lifelong friends. This Director’s cut includes footage and interviews not seen in the original PBS broadcast. Q&A with the filmmaker will follow the program. (2008) (NR:1:36)

Capture the Colorful Cosmos with NASA’s MicroObservatory Monday, February 1 • 7:00pm Program code: SAACC2

Astrophysicist Kevin Manning will demonstrate how to access robotic telescopes, take photographs of planets, galaxies and nebulae and use image processing tools to bring out details in these photos the same way professional astronomers do. Be inspired to take and manipulate your own astronomical photographs and create original displays and exhibits.

Do You Haiku? Tuesday, January 12 • 7:00pm Program code: SAADYH1

Verse in Person Tuesday, January 26 • 7:00pm Program code: SAAVIP1

Learn about haiku as a way of life, literary genre and creative hobby. Mankh (Walter E. Harris III), author/editor of Haiku One Breaths anthology, will give a brief history of this shortest poetic form, and discuss how to write haiku and apply the haiku-essence to longer poems. The program will conclude with the author’s critique of participants’ previously written haiku. Copies of Haiku One Breaths will be available for purchase following the program.

Half-remembered memories shuffle in the semi dark, awaiting sunrise to unmask mysteries. – Barbara Reiher-Meyers, Long Island Dawn

Each month a guest poet presents a reading after which the audience is encouraged to share original works at an open mic. This month’s featured reader is Barbara Reiher-Meyers. Ms. Reiher-Meyers is a board member of the Long Island Poetry Collective and The North Sea Poetry Scene. Sounds Familiar is the title of her first book of poems. Her poetry has been published in: L.I. Quarterly, American Dissident, Performance Poetry Association Anthologies, South Shore Monthly, Rogues Scholars, and online. Special thanks to Jeanette Klimszewski and Mankh, members of the Performance Poets Association, for co-hosting this series.

Acupuncture and the Organ Systems Tuesday, January 19 • 7:00pm Program code: SAAAC1

Traditional Chinese medicine asserts that the body’s organs have a broader meaning and application than traditional Western medicine, which suggests that the organs are explained in terms of their anatomical location and their primary physiological function. Licensed Acupuncturist Jessica Gregory will provide a brief overview of acupuncture and the traditional Chinese medicine perspective of the body’s organs.

Free or Low-Cost Health Insurance is Available Tuesday, January 26 • 3:00pm-6:30pm • Walk-ins/One-on-One Tuesday, January 26 • 6:30pm-7:45pm • Informative Lecture

You and/or your family members may be eligible for a health insurance program offered through New York State. A representative of the Suffolk County Dept. of Health, Division of Preventive Medicine, will be available throughout the afternoon to answer your questions. Appointments are not necessary.

Dead Relatives Club Monday, January 25 7:00pm

Family Tree Maker 2010 It’s new, but is it improved? Before updating to the 2010 version of this popular family-tree-building software, join us for a look at what’s changed, what’s stayed the same and what’s still a problem.

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Reel Rebels

THURSDAY MOVIES New in Town January 7 1:30 and 7:00pm

Seeking to snag a big promotion, Lucy agrees to move to a remote Minnesota town. What began as a job assignment becomes the best thing ever to happen to her. (2009, PG-1:37)

The Proposal

Capitalism: A Love Story Tuesday, January 5 • 6:00pm

Watch and discuss Michael Moore’s latest documentary which examines the current financial crisis and skewers both major political parties while explaining how our democracy has been corrupted. (2009, R-2:07, program duration 3 hours)

January 14 1:30 and 7:00pm

Margaret is Andrew’s boss. Margaret has a problem, Andrew is the answer. Some proposals change you, for better or worse. (2009, PG13- 1:48)

My Life in Ruins January 21 1:30 and 7:00pm

A tour guide rediscovers her romantic side on a trip around Greece. (2009, PG13-1:35)

Foreign Film Manon of the Spring Saturday, January 9 • 2:00pm

This sequel to Claude Berri’s Jean de Florette, tells the story of Manon’s search to uncover the truth behind her father’s death. It is a tale of good and evil; of romance and revenge. French with English subtitles (1986, PG-1:54)

Art Film Series & Puccini’s TOSCA Opera

Wednesday, January 6 • 1:30pm & 6:30pm

The Soloist January 28 1:30 and 7:00pm

A journalist lost for words and a life that lost its way; they have one thing going for them – each other. (2009, PG13-1:57)

Puccini’s melodrama of lust, betrayal and revenge unfolds in three gripping acts. This production authenticates the action by having been filmed on location in three very specific Roman locales: the church of Sant’Andrea della Valle (Act 1), the Palazzo Farnese (Act 2), and Castel Sant’Angelo (Act 3). Starring: Raina Kabaivanska, Placido Domingo and Sherrill Milnes. (1976, NR-1:57)






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BOOKDISCUSSIONS The Master by Colm Toibin Wednesday, January 27 7:00pm Based on biographical materials and family accounts, this fictionalized study of novelist Henry James’ interior life begins when his decision to succeed in theater, rather than the printed page, was eclipsed by the towering success of his younger contemporary, Oscar Wilde.

The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope Thursday, January 28 12noon This is Trollope’s 1875 tale of a great financier’s fraudulent machinations in the railway business, and his daughter’s ill-use at the hands of a grasping lover.

America’s Crisis: Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War

Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America by Allen C. Guelzo Monday, January 25 • 3:00pm This impressive work is a splendid history of the genesis, issuance and aftermath of Lincoln’s epoch-making Emancipation Proclamation.

Italian Film Night

Days and Clouds (Giorni e Nuvole) Monday, January 11 • 6:30pm A well-off couple struggles to stay together after the husband loses his job. Only when they part do they realize that they risk losing their most precious possession, the love that binds them. Directed by Silvio Soldini. Hosted by the Suffolk Lingua Italiana Circolo. (2007, NR-1:59min)

E x p r e s s Yo u r s e l f !

Please register early for these programs as seating is limited. Payment must be made in person at the Welcome Desk, within 3-days of registering, or your reservation will automatically cancel.

Creative Watercolor

Simply Acrylics

Block of the Month

Mondays, January 4, 11 and 25 6:30pm-8:30pm Program code: SAAMW1

Tuesdays, February 2, 9, 16 and 23 10:00am-12noon Program code: SAAJD2

Materials list Watercolor painting employs different techniques than would be used with oil or acrylics. Discover the secret to manipulating this medium and creating striking works of art. Mary Waka will share basic techniques and guide you in your project.

Materials list Artist Jack Dean will present this introductory class designed to build your confidence as you learn to paint in this water-based medium. Be sure to bring photos and pictures as subjects. All levels of experience are welcome. Register for this program beginning January 15.

Tuesday, January 12 1:00pm-3:00pm Program code: SAAMR1 Materials list

If you know the knit and purl stitches, then you have what it takes to join in the fun! Each month Marion Reiter will introduce a new stitch with which you will create a finished block. This month’s stitch will be the Trinity Stitch.

Garden Thyme: Garden Success Stories

Oil Painting for Everyone!

Monday, January 25 • 7:00pm • Program code: SAAGT1 The only thing more fun than managing a successful garden is sharing that success with other gardeners! Share photos of your gardens, old and new, swap stories of struggles and successes, and discuss your springtime plans. Do you have a favorite gardening book or magazine? Bring it along and help others enjoy the peace and satisfaction that comes with gardening.

Thursdays, January 7, 14, 21 and 28 10:00am-12noon Program code: SAAJS1

Materials list Art instructor Joe Socci will teach students at all levels. Beginners will learn the basics: color mixing, composition, shading, etc. Intermediate and advanced students will receive guidance and instruction on perfecting their techniques.


Art Encounter

Wednesdays – weekly • 11:00am-1:30pm

Do you have a desire to fulfill your passion for art? Artist Jack Dean leads this weekly gathering of art enthusiasts. Work in your favorite media, share ideas and learn new techniques in a relaxed atmosphere. Bring your supplies and a work-in-progress, or start something new and have fun as you allow your creative energy to flow! Join this group anytime! Registration is not required.

IN THE GALLERY Donna Correa Mixed Media: Portrait and Landscape Oils Donna Correa began painting in 2007 as a hobby which proved therapeutic during her recovery from breast cancer. Now painting has become Ms. Correa’s everyday passion. She attributes her knowledge and inspiration of oil painting to the many art books she has borrowed from Sachem Public Library.

Artist Reception Wednesday, January 20 • 6:00pm-9:00pm

DISPLAY CASE Friends of Sachem Public Library will display Friends Memorabilia consisting of pictures of current members, lists of items to which the Friends have generously made contributions and a variety of crafts. Special thanks to the Friends!

This is a wonderful resource for you and your family which provides free admission to several museums on Long Island and in New York City. Whether you are interested in works of art, have a passion for history, or want to share the exciting world of science with your kids, there is an Adventure available to every family member! Visit www.sachemlibrary.org, the Welcome Desk, or call 588-5024 for more information.

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Teens © iStockphoto.com/filo

Registration for Teen programs begins on the first Friday of the preceding month. When registering online, fees must be paid within 3 days of registration. Please have your library card ready when phoning in to register for a program.


NEW! Voices of Sachem Teens (V.O.S.T.) Wednesday, January 20 • 7:00pm Program code: SAT224 Learn how you can make a difference in your local area. This introductory meeting will give you an opportunity to become an active community member and earn community service credits. (90 minutes)

Teen Super Bowl Tailgate Party

Twilight Treasure Readers

Sunday, February 7 • 1:00pm

Teens! Need community service hours? Share a book with a younger child and receive community service hours. Reading sessions take place on Tuesday nights from 6:00pm7:00pm and 7:00pm-8:00pm. Register now for upcoming winter evenings.

Program code: SAT226

Are you ready for some football? Get psyched up for Super Bowl XLIV with some pre-game action. Enjoy your favorite tailgate foods, and play football video games, including Madden 2010. (2 hours)

Teen Advisory Group

Friday, January 29 • 7:00pm

Thursday, January 28 • 7:00pm

Program code: SAT124 Who knew that earning community service credits could be fun? Discover lots of new ways to be involved in your Library, meet new people, and make a difference! (2 hours)

NEW for 2010! Homework Helpers

REC and Press Play

Creative Corner New Beginnings

Friday, January 15 6:30pm

Beginning Monday, January 4, volunteers from the English Discover the behind-the-scenes life of a recording It’s the first month of 2010, and a year full of possibilities lies Honors Society of St. Joseph’s artist. This is your opportunity to work with other ahead! This month, express what you want and expect from the College will be offering free teens to write, perform, and create a professionally New Year. Supplies will be available for you to draw, paint, homework help to students produced song. (90 minutes) cartoon, or collage your dreams for the future. (90 min session) in Grades 1-12. Assistance will be given in all subjects, including proof-reading Image Transfers papers. This service will be Saturday, January 16 • 3:00pm available on Monday evenings Program code: SAT227 from 6:00pm-7:00pm and Using this cool technique, transfer Teen Knitting Group Intermediate/Advanced your own images to create a really Saturday mornings from interesting art piece! Please bring in for Beginners Teen Knitting Program 10:30am-11:30am, from pictures, photocopies or inkjet prints. Fridays, January 8, 15, 22, 29 Saturdays, January 9 and 23 January through May. (90 minutes) 7:00pm February 6, 20 and 27 Program code: SAT225

Program code: SAT163


Program code: SAT134 Ward off winter’s chill by making a warm and wooly scarf! Learn how to cast on, knit, and finish a fashionable scarf in the color of your choice. Pick up your materials list in Teen Services. (90 minutes each session)

2:00pm Program code: SAT221

This program will provide the tips and tricks to boost your knitting skills. You will also learn how to crochet a finishing touch to your project. (90 minutes each session)

Basic Keyboarding for Teens Mondays, January 4, 11, 25 and February 1, 8, 22 7:00pm

Pre-Licensing Class

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Program code: SAT148

Learn how to type faster and more accurately. This six-week course will give you the skills you need to type professionally, without looking at your hands. Registrants must attend all 6 sessions. (90 minutes)

Saturday, January 16 • 9:30am-2:00pm • Fee: $40

Anime Club

Are you ready to take your road test? This five-hour class fulfills Department of Motor vehicle requirements and puts you on the road to becoming a licensed driver. Advance registration is recommended. Walk-ins are welcome with cash payment only. Don’t forget to bring your learner’s permit!


Movie and Munchies

UP Friday, January 22 • 7:00pm Program code:


Konichiwa! Anime fanatics, this club’s for you. Where else can you meet with other fans every month to watch the best anime movies and play anime themed games? (90 minutes)

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Friday, January 8 7:00pm All his life, Carl Fredrickson dreamed of adventure. Now, a thousand balloons and an 8-year-old stowaway will help him find it! (PG, 96 minutes)

Attention High School Seniors! Applications for the two $500 Friends of Sachem Library Scholarships are available in the guidance offices of Sachem North and Sachem East High Schools and at the Library Teen Services Desk. The application deadline is Wednesday, March 17, 2010.



Winter & Spring Programs for Children 2010

Saturday Storycrafts

Parents as Reading Partners

Saturday, January 16 • 10:00am

The Winter/Spring Program Brochure is now available in Children’s Services and on the Children’s home page.

Registration begins Saturday, January 2

Fridays, January 8 and 22 • 7:00pm

No Registration Required


Pajama Storytime Winter Family Fun Night

Registration for these age groups begins at 9:30am by phone or online only:

Wednesday, January 20 • 7:00pm The activities in these programs are appropriate for families with preschoolers three years and older, however all are invited to attend. Although registration is not required, audience size is limited. Tickets will be available one-half hour before the start of each program on a first-come, first-served basis. (30 to 45 minutes)

Friday, January 8: Baby Programs (Birth to under 24 months) Wednesday, January 6: Toddler Programs (15 to under 36 months) Thursday, January 7: 2 & 3 Year Old Programs Tuesday, January 5: Preschool Programs (4 & 5 years old) Registration for School Age Programs (Kindergarten to Grade 5) begins Tuesday, January 5 at 6:00pm by phone or online only. School age children may register for any number of programs within their grade level.

Chess Over Hot Chocolate

All children’s programs (from birth to grade 5) that require advance registration register online or by telephone only. To register online, have your child’s Sachem Library card handy and go to the Library’s website, http://www.sachemlibrary.org/. You may register your child for one program per registration date. This restriction will be lifted starting Thursday, January 14 at 9:30am.

Grades 3 to 5 without caregiver

Saturdays, January 30 and February 6, 13, 20, 27 2:00pm Come in for a friendly game, a cup of hot chocolate and a snack. Practice the skills you learned in last month’s Chess for Beginners or just come to play! Bring your own chess set or borrow one of ours and come and play in the children’s program room. These will be informal sessions without an instructor. No registration required. No siblings, no adults please. (60 minutes)

Valentine’s Day Programs Registration for these two programs begins Friday, January 15 at 9:30am by telephone or online.

Sweet Treats Saturday, February 6 10:00am or 11:30am

Grades K to 3 without caregiver Program code: SAJ515

Love Bugs

Friday, February 12 10:00am, 1:30pm or 6:30pm Ages 3 to 5 with caregiver

SAJ514 Make Valentine’s Day special by giving your Love is in the air. Snuggle up with someone special sweetheart edible flowers you will make from large for a program filled with heartwarming stories, cookie pops trimmed with frosting and sprinkles. rhymes and songs. Make a colorful love bug using For a finishing touch, decorate a flower pot to foam, pipe cleaners and all the colors of the holiday. plant them in. No siblings. (60 minutes) Siblings may attend if registered. (45 minutes) Program code:

NEW PROGRAM: Saturday Family Movies Saturday, January 9 • 10:00am: The Wizard of Oz (102 min) Saturday, January 30 • 10:00am: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (84 min) Lights, camera, action! Come join us for some fun on the silver screen with classic children’s movies the whole family will enjoy. Appropriate for families with preschoolers three years old and up, however all are invited to attend. Although registration is not required, audience size is limited. Tickets will be available one-half hour before the start of the program on a first-come, first-served basis.

Game Night Grades 3 to 5 without caregiver

Friday, January 15 7:00pm (90 minutes) No siblings, please. No registration required.

Preschool and Day Care Showcase Wednesday, January 13 • 7:00pm Parents are invited to a convenient, one-stop opportunity to connect with local preschools and day care providers. Representatives will set up displays which parents may visit to collect information relating to programs and services. Stop in any time during the evening: stay as little or as long as you like, have your questions answered and enter a raffle. No registration required. (90 minutes)


Does Your Child Have a Speech or Language Disorder? Monday, February 8 • 7:00pm Program code: SAJ414 Speech pathologist George Maher will discuss a variety of issues, including typical development, what constitutes a delay, and what steps you should take if you suspect there is a delay. Adults only, please. Registration for this program begins Monday, January 11 at 9:30am by telephone or online. (90 minutes)

Science on the Move Saturday, January 23 10:30am and 11:45am Program code: SAJ511 Grades 2 to 5 with caregiver

Enjoy this hands-on traveling science museum with more than 40 exhibits and experiments. Spark your interest in science and get great ideas for science fair projects. No unregistered siblings, please. Registration begins Monday, January 4 at 9:30am by telephone or online. (60 minutes)

NEW PROGRAM: Little Listeners Wednesday, January 13 and Friday, January 22 • 10:00am Put your listening caps on for this exciting new storytime for young children and their caregivers. Enjoy listening to wonderful stories, songs, games and a short film. Appropriate for families with preschoolers three years old and up, however all are invited to attend. Although registration is not required, audience size is limited. Tickets will be available one-half hour before the start of the program on a first-come, first-served basis. (30 to 45 minutes)

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January Monthly Programs and Services


Library Café Relax in our cozy fireplace lounge. Enjoy a snack and a warm winter beverage, or a visit with friends while you peruse a current periodical.

Free Blood Pressure Testing Thursday, January 7 12noon–1:30pm English Conversation Thursday evenings: 6:45pm–8:15pm Friday mornings: 10:00am–11:15am Writers Workshop Tuesday, January 12 6:45pm–8:45pm Knitting & Crochet HELP Tuesday, January 12 • 10:00am

Notary Public Mondays: 10:00am–12noon Wednesdays: 2:00pm–4:00pm Fridays: 6:00pm–8:00pm

Teens and Kids Twilight Treasure Readers Tuesdays, January 5, 12, 19 and 26 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Holiday Closings: New Year’s Day: Friday, January 1 Martin Luther King’s Birthday: Monday, January 18

Children ages 4 to Grade 5

Health Care Counseling Tuesday, January 26 • Call for appointment

30 minute time slots. Register by phone or in person at the Children’s Reference Desk.

Career Counseling Call for appointment

Friends of Sachem Library Meeting Defensive Driving Thursday, January 14 Call for availability 10:30am–12:30pm Tai Chi Classes Call for information Senior Advocate Thursday, February 18 2:30pm–4:30pm (every other month) LIRR to New York City Saturday, January 30 • $9 round trip Library Board of Trustees Meeting Leave as a group at 9:40am out of Ronkonkoma Station. Register by Wednesday, January 20 • 7:00pm Wednesday, January 27 at the Welcome Desk.

Book Time with a Dog Grades 1 to 5

Thursdays throughout the school year 6:00pm-8:00pm 20 minute time slots Register by phone or in person at the Children’s Reference Desk.

Shots for Tots Tuesday, January 26 • 3:00pm-6:30pm • Room C No registration required. For more information, call: Child Health Immunization Program Hotline: 631-853-8496


Register online, in person, or by phone at 588-5024, beginning Monday, December 28 at 9:30am. Beginners to computing can take either Domesticate Your Mouse or Computers for Beginners. Prerequisites apply to most programs; if you feel you have met the prerequisites, call the Technology Center to inquire about the possibility of having them waived. The Domesticate Your Mouse session may be bypassed by successful completion of the online mouse test at: http://sachem.suffolk.lib.ny.us/mouse.htm Classes are for district residents only. Seating is limited. All sessions are 2 hours, unless otherwise noted.

BEGINNERS Tech30 – Technical Help in 30 Minutes If you’re lost wandering the Web, need help e-mailing a picture, or can’t find just the right tool in Word, schedule a 30-minute, one-on-one session. Visit the Technology Center, call 588-5024, or apply online at www.sachemlibrary.org and click Tech Tips. Sachem Public Library cardholders only. Computers for Beginners Thursdays, January 7, 21, 28 and Tuesday, January 26 • 10:30am

Wednesday, January 20 • 6:00pm

SAEIFB The Internet is a powerful tool. Learn how to get connected from home, find a Web page and move around the Web. You’ll also learn terms such as Web browser, Internet, TCP/IP, and domain name. Discover how the Internet got started, who uses the Internet, and who creates Web pages. Prerequisite: Domesticate Your Mouse Program code:

SAECFB This is a 4-session class for those with little or no experience using computers. You will learn computer terminology, how to turn the computer on and off correctly, how to use a mouse effectively, and how and when to use special keys on the keyboard. You will be introduced to computer programs for typing short documents and for looking at Web pages. The course will also include some troubleshooting tips and in-class exercises. (4 two-hour classes) Prerequisite: No previous experience is necessary


INTERNET Searching the Web: An Introduction to Search Engines

Program code: SAEFF Facebook is rapidly becoming one of the most used social networking websites. This session will introduce our intermediate level internet users to Facebook and the basics of its use. This session is not for the computer/Internet novice. (90 minutes)

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Wednesday, January 6 • 6:00pm

SAESTW This third-level Internet class takes your Internet skills further. In this session you will learn how to find and use different Internet search engines to make your research easier. Prerequisite: Internet for Beginners and Surf the Library Catalog or Sachem Web Page Program code:


Internet for Beginners

Thursday, January 7 • 7:00pm Program code: SAETB Twitter has become a hot topic in today’s social networking environment. Learn the basics of Twitter and find out whether you may want to “tweet” or not. Internet and e-mail experience are required. Bring your own mobile device. (90 minutes) Facebook Fundamentals

Thursday, January 14 • 7:00pm

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MICROSOFT PROGRAMS Beginning Microsoft Word 2007 Tuesday, January 5 and Wednesday, January 6 • 1:00pm

SAEBMW This class will offer basics for beginners. Learn how to open and exit the program, open and close files, save files two ways, make manual corrections or operate the spelling and grammar command. Learn how to use Help. View documents 3 ways. Cut, copy, and paste in Word. Switch windows. (Four hours; 2 two-hour classes) Prerequisite: Domesticate Your Mouse Excel Extras

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Thursday, January 21 • 7:00pm

SAEEE Expand your Excel skills. This session will teach you to use pivot tables, formulas and formatting, as well as how to integrate Excel worksheets with Word, PowerPoint and the Web. (90 minutes) Prerequisite: Small Business Excel Beginning Microsoft Publisher 2007 Program code:

Wednesday, January 27 • 6:00pm

SAEBMP In this introductory program you will learn how to create flyers, business cards, calendars, and other simple publications. Prerequisite: Beginning Microsoft Word 2007

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