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September/October, 2013, English
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The Children’s Room
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Teen Central
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Career Development
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A Healthier You
Adult Programs
What’s Cooking?
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CONCERTS AND PERFORMANCES
DANCING: INTRINSIC ELEMENTS OF SALSA
Saturday, September 21, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Don’t miss Jose Obando and his band as they demonstrate the hypnotizing dance
movements and lively music variations in cumbia, merengue and salsa.
A MUSICAL HISTORY TOUR OF ROCK & ROLL,
DOO-WOP AND POP
Sunday, October 20, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Experience the great eras of rock and roll, doo-wop and pop that began in the 1950s.
Sing along, tap your feet, clap your hands and enjoy the music!
Arts & Crafts
Computer Classes
Genealogy
History Programs
Discover all that BPL has to offer! Go to
brentwoodnylibrary.org and click on the email
icon. Sign up for your direct link to library
programs and events.
Cultural Programs
Gallery & Display
Senior News
Thursdays at the Movies
September is library card sign-up month
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Get the smartest card and open the door to a world of possibilities! For
the month of September, if you show your library card to a librarian,
you will receive a prize, and if you have lost your card, the library will
provide you with a new one for free!
Thank you, Mary Reid,
for 25 years of service!
Programs may be photographed and/or
videotaped for library publicity. Please
notify library staff if you prefer not to be
photographed or videotaped.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Mary Reid, President
Ellen Edelstein, Vice President
Gail Kirkham, Trustee
William Menendez, Trustee
Francis Picart, Trustee
Brentwood Public Library
34 Second Avenue
Brentwood, NY 11717-4676
(631) 273-7883
Library Director
Thomas A. Tarantowicz, Jr.
Assistant Director
Marcia Pryluck
Newsletter Editor
Marie Weiss
NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION
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BRENTWOOD, NEW YORK
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Library Assistant Director Marcia Pryluck, Trustee Bill Menendez, Board
Vice President Ellen Edelstein, Trustees Gail Kirkham and Francis Picart,
and Library Director Tom Tarantowicz celebrate Board President Mary
Reid’s quarter-century committment to the library as a member of the Board
of Trustees.
THE CHILDREN’S ROOM
HOMEWORK HELP CENTER
for children in grades K-6
Wednesdays, September 18,
25, & October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Teen Homework helpers will be available
in the Children’s Room to help with
homework assignments.
No advance sign-up.
PLAYSPACE
ages 2-6 years
Saturdays, September 7, 14, 21, 28,
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Saturdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26,
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Enjoy an exciting variety of toys and play
activities with your young child.
No sign-up is required.
HOMEWORK HELP ONLINE
Live tutoring help is available online
Monday-Sunday from 2:00-11:00 p.m. in
the library and from your home computer.
Students in grades K-12 can connect with
a live tutor for help in math, science,
social studies and English. Spanishspeaking tutors are available. Go to the
Brentwood Public Library website, http://
brentwoodnylibrary.org, click on LIVEBRARY.COM, then click on “Homework
Help K-12.” Enter your barcode and
receive help with your assignments.
BILINGUAL STORYTIME
ages 3-6 years, BWJ010
Wednesday, September 11, 7:00-7:45 p.m.
Sign-up begins August 19.
Wednesday, October 23, 7:00-7:45 p.m.
Sign-up begins October 7.
Enjoy a variety of stories, rhymes and
songs in English and Spanish.
1,000 BOOKS BEFORE
KINDERGARTEN
The most effective way to get your child
ready to learn is to read to them. Sign up
for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten and
earn prizes for every 100 books you read.
Come by the Children’s Desk to sign up
and receive your reading record!
iPADS ARE NOW
AVAILABLE IN THE
CHILDREN’S ROOM
iPads promote an
enjoyment of learning
through interactive
play. Come and try out
the latest educational
apps! For use in library.
FOR THE VERY YOUNG
MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY
AN ADULT
MUSIC & MOVEMENT
ages 2-5 years, BWJ008
Tuesday, September 3, 7:00-7:45 p.m.
Sign-up begins August 19.
Tuesday, October 8, 7:00-7:45 p.m.
Sign-up begins September 9.
You and your child will enjoy an evening
of songs and dancing together.
PAJAMA STORYTIME
ages 3-6 years, BWJ76
Friday, September 6, 7:00-7:45 p.m.
Sign-up begins August 19.
Friday, October 4, 7:00-7:45 p.m.
Sign-up begins September 9.
Children can come in their pajamas ready
to listen to stories, sing songs and dance.
UÊÓÊU
COME CELEBRATE HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
AT THE LIBRARY
¡CUENTOS BILINGÜES!
3-6 años con adulto, BWJ010
Miércoles el 11 de septiembre,
7:00-7:45 p.m.
Inscripción empieza el 19 de agosto.
Miércoles el 23 de octubre,
7:00-7:45 p.m.
Inscripción empieza el 7 de octubre.
¡Disfrute de cuentos, rimas, canciones, y
arte inglés y español!
TODDLER TANGO
ages 1-3 years, BWJ147
Friday, September 13, 7:00 7:45 p.m.
Sign-up begins August 19.
Friday, October 25, 7:00-7:45 p.m.
Sign-up begins October 7.
You and your child will have fun with
music and movement activities.
TIME FOR TOTS
ages 9-23 months, BWJ004
Tuesdays, September 17, 24, October 1,
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Sign-up begins September 3.
Tuesdays, October 15, 22, 29,
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Sign-up begins September 30.
Share stories, songs, playtime and lots
of fun.
STORIES FOR 2s, BWJ005
Wednesdays, September 18, 25,
October 2, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Sign-up begins September 3.
Wednesdays, October 16, 23, 30,
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Sign-up begins September 30.
Enjoy stories, songs and an art activity
with your 2-year-old.
STORY EXPRESS
ages 3-5 years, BWJ006
Thursdays, September 19, 26, October
3, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Sign-up begins September 3.
Thursdays, October 17, 24, 31,
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Sign-up begins September 30.
Come to the library for special stories,
rhymes, music and a craft to share with
your child.
PLAYGROUP
ages 12-36 (walkers), BWJ002
Fridays, September 20, 27, October 4,
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Your child will enjoy a large variety of
toys and play activities designed to help
coordination, motor skills, language
development and social skills.
Sign-up begins September 3.
UNBIRTHDAY PARTY
ages 3-5 years, BWJ465
Wednesday, October 2,
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Happy birthday to
everyone! Enjoy party
games and songs with
your friends. Sign-up
begins September 9.
FALL FUN
ages 3-5 years, BWJ146
Thursdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24,
7:00-7:45 p.m.
Enjoy stories, songs and a craft each week
with your child.
Sign-up begins September 9.
PARENT TODDLER WORKSHOP
ages 12-36 (walkers), BWJ007
Fridays, October 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Your child will enjoy a large variety of
toys and play activities designed to help
coordination, motor skills, language
development and social skills while you
listen to child care professionals speak
about child rearing.
Sign-up begins September 30.
PROGRAMS FOR
SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN
AMERICAN GIRL TEA PARTY
ages 6-10 years, BWJ475
Tuesday, September 17, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Bring your favorite toy and join our set of
American Girl dolls for a bit of iced tea.
We’ll have other games and activities too.
It’s an evening to celebrate friendship!
Sign-up begins September 3.
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SPIRIT OF INVENTION
ages 8-14 years, BWJ471
Monday, September 23, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Put on your thinking caps as you explore
a collection of early inventions from the
Long Island Children’s Museum. Learn
about historical inventions and the lives
of famous inventors such as George
Washington Carver and Marie Curie.
Then have fun using your imagination
to create an invention of your very own.
Sign-up begins September 3.
BOOKS & WOOFS
ages 6-12 years, BWJ400
Tuesday, September 24, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Sign-up begins August 19.
Tuesday, October 15, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Sign-up begins September 30.
Improve your reading skills by reading to
Rosie, the therapy dog. Therapy dogs help
readers become more confident and help
children practice their reading skills. Rosie is
a member of Therapy Dogs International.
FLY GUY
ages 5-7 years, BWJ473
Wednesday, September 25, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Enjoy hilarious Fly Guy stories, fly facts,
special activities and more!
Sign-up begins September 3.
STORYPLAY
ages 5-10 years, BWJ467
Friday, September 27, 7:00-7:45 p.m.
StoryPlay is as limitless and creative as a
child’s imagination! Children of all ages
and levels of ability can personally take
part in a storytelling activity by creating
their own interactive adventure led by
award-winning author Jason Edwards.
Children create characters, choose settings
and decide the course of the plot. The
zaniness continues right up until the tale is
guided to its ultimate conclusion.
Sign-up begins September 3.
PRE-COLUMBIAN ANIMALS
ages 8-14 years, BWJ472
Monday, September 30, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Learn about clay animals from Latin
America and Mexico and their many uses.
Then create your own animal vessel out of
self-hardening clay.
Sign-up begins September 9.
BRENTWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY
HEALTHY BONES
ages 5-8 years, BWJ466
Wednesday, October 9, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
October is National Health Awareness
Month and healthy bones = healthy kids!
Enjoy fun stories and play a guessing
game to try and match the skeleton to the
animal it belongs to. A fun skeleton craft
will follow. Sign-up begins September 30.
SPY SCHOOL
ages 7-9 years, BWJ468
Monday, October 14, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Future agents will learn stories of famous
spies, cool spy tricks, and practice the art
of disguise. Sign-up begins September 30.
HALLOWEEN TREAT BAGS
ages 5-10 years, BWJ149
Tuesday, October 22,
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Get ready for Halloween
in this fun program
where you will decorate
your own trick-or-treat
bags. Sign-up begins
October 7.
HARVEST GAMES
ages 5-12 years, BWJ500
Sunday, October 27, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Children will be moving and having a
great time playing various games with
friends. Snacks and drinks will be served.
Sign-up begins October 7.
KOKESHI FIGURES
ages 8-14 years, BWJ470
Monday, October 28, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
The Kokeshi figure is a traditional form
of Japanese folk art that dates back to the
1800s. Have fun creating the traditional
Kokeshi doll, animals, action figures, or
anything else you can dream up!
Sign-up begins October 7.
FAMILY PROGRAMS
MUST INCLUDE AN ADULT
EAT WELL, SPEND LESS
For parents; children welcome, BWJ414
Tuesdays, September 17, 24,
October 1, 8, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
This six-part workshop in Spanish will
provide you with many tools and ideas to
help cut food costs and provide healthy
meals and snacks.
Sign-up begins September 3.
COMER BIEN, GASTAR MENOS
Para adultos; niños bienvenidos, BWJ414
Martes, 17, 24 de septiembre y 1, 8 de
octubre, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Le ofrecemos un taller de seis sesiones
en español sobre nutrición y bienestar.
Vamos compartir ideas y una variedad de
herramientas para reducir los costos de
los alimentos y proporcionar comidas y
bocadillos saludables.
Inscripción empieza el 3 septiembre.
FAMILY ZUMBA
ages 5 & up with adult, BWJ369
Friday, September 20, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Sign-up begins September 3.
Friday, October 18, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Sign-up begins September 30.
Spend a fun evening dancing Zumba with
the entire family!
FAMILY YOGA
ages 5 & up, BWJ011
Saturday, September 28,
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Sign-up begins September 3.
Saturday, October 26,
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Sign-up begins October 7.
Yoga is a fun way for adults and children
to improve their strength, flexibility,
coordination and balance through the use
of physical postures.
FAMILY CRAFT:
MEXICAN YARN PAINTING
ages 5 & up with adult, BWJ452
Wednesday, October 16, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Families will learn how to make their own
yarn paintings inspired by the Huichol
Indians of Mexico.
Sign-up begins September 30.
FAMILY CRAFT:
HALLOWEEN COOKIES
ages 3 & up with adult, BWJ469
Monday, October 21, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Have fun with your family decorating
assorted Halloween-themed cookies.
Sign-up begins October 7.
MONSTER MASH
ages 3 & up, BWJ332
Thursday, October 31, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Join us for this Halloween dance party
for the whole family. There will be a DJ
and games. Kids and parents are invited
to come in costume! Be sure to register in
advance. Space is limited.
Sign-up begins October 7.
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AFTER-SCHOOL GAMING
Tuesdays, September 3, 10, 17, 24,
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Thursdays, September 12, 19, 26,
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Join your friends and play video games
on our big screen TV.
No sign-up is required.
DROP-IN CRAFT
Wednesdays, September 11, 25,
October 9, 23, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Nothing to do? Drop in at the library
and do a cool craft.
No sign-up is required.
FIVE HOUR PRE-LICENSING
COURSE, BWY32
Wednesday, September 11, 4:00-9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 25, 4:00-9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 9, 4:00-9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 23, 4:00-9:00 p.m.
You must be 16 years or older and
have a learner’s permit to take this
mandatory course. On the day of the
class, bring $35 cash or money order
made out to AOK Driving School.
Nonresidents may register one week
after the registration date.
TOY PARAMEDIC, BWY30
Friday, September 13 & Monday,
October 14, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Volunteer to help us keep the library’s
toddler playtime toys clean and in
tip-top shape.
TACO MAKING,
BWY309
Monday, September 16,
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Come learn to make the
perfect taco and hang out with friends!
SAT STRATEGIES, BWY064
Mondays, September 16 & 23,
6:30-8:30 p.m.
This workshop will provide students
with test-taking tactics, reading
comprehension approaches, math
strategies and more.
September 16: Math
September 23: Reading and
English Comprehension.
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WHO PICKED THIS BOOK?
CLUB, BWY66
Wednesday, September 18, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 2, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Read a good book lately? Come share
and receive community service credit.
AFTERNOON MOVIE
Friday, September 20,
3:00-4:30 p.m.
Catch up with your
friends with a movie
and snack.
Movie: Scary Movie 5
No sign-up is required.
NAME THAT TUNE, BWY490
Monday, September 23, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Think you know it all when it comes to
music? Then test your skills with Theresa
as we play “Name That Tune.” Can you
guess the song and artist? Are you great
at music trivia? The top two winners
receive a prize! Everyone who plays gets
candy or a snack.
MEXICAN HUICHOL YARN
ART, BWY491
Thursday, September 26, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Teens will learn how to make their own
yarn paintings inspired by the Huichol
Indians of Mexico.
GRILLED CHEESE AND
NACHOS, BWY364
Friday, September 27, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Each participant will
make their own grilled
cheese from scratch
and enjoy with nachos, melted cheese
and salsa. There will be a demonstration
of different kinds of grilled cheese.
TEEN SKINCARE AND
MAKEUP 101, BWY308
Monday, September 30, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Come in and enjoy a makeup and
skincare tutorial. Tahlia Fuller will go
over the correct tools and techniques for
flawless makeup application. She will
even show you tricks using household
products to achieve radiant skin.
TAG, BWY035
Monday, September 30, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 16, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Join us for a discussion about books,
manga, movies, music, video games and
everything else in between! Any new
programs or events you would like to
see in the library? Come and share your
ideas! You will also earn one hour of
community service credit.
CARAMEL APPLES, BWY492
Thursday, October 3,
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Make and enjoy caramel
apples! We will melt the
caramel, dip apples and top
with assorted toppings.
KITS FOR KIDS, BWY377
Monday, October 7, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Earn community service hours while
creating crafting “kits” for sick children
at Good Samaritan Hospital.
AFTERNOON MOVIE
Friday, October 11, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Catch up with your friends with a
movie and snack.
Movie: Iron Man 3
No sign-up is required.
DOG BISCUITS FOR CHARITY,
BWY368
Monday, October 21, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Earn community service
hours by making dog
biscuits from scratch. The
treats will be delivered to
area animal shelters.
ZOMBIE MAKEUP, BWY493
Friday, October 25,
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Use makeup to transform
yourself and your friends
into zombies using special
effects makeup techniques.
GHOST GRAVEYARD CAKE,
BWY266
Monday, October 28, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Create a fondant ghost and graveyard
on top of a 7” round chocolate cake!
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ADULT PROGRAMS
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THE CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER
The library has dedicated computers to help you complete your job search, as well as a collection of books that
can help you perfect your resume by finding the right wording and layout. Once you complete your resume,
print and fax it for free. Stop by and take a look at what the Career Development Center has to offer.
La Biblioteca Pública de Brentwood está colaborando con el Centro para
Desarrollo de Pequeños Negocios en Stony Brook para proveer Aconsejaría
para nuestros usuarios que piensan en crecer su negocio establecido o
empezar un nuevo negocio. Llame a 273-7883, ext. 330 y pregunte por el Sr.
Hernández para reservar una cita con Sr. Riaño, un consejero bilingüe con un
máster en gestión de empresas.
TOOLS FOR EMPLOYMENT: USING YOUR SMARTPHONE MORTGAGE RESCUE & SCAM
PREVENTION (EN ESPAÑOL)
TO FIND JOBS
Saturday, October 19,
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., BWC059
Nueva York prohibe a “consultores de
propiedades en dificultades” (individuos,
corporaciones o otras entidades que
prometen detener o retrasar un embargo
hipotecario o venta de impuestos)
cobrar alguna cuota antes de terminar
completamente sus servicios. Debe de haber
MORTGAGE RESCUE & SCAM PREVENTION
un contrato por escrito donde se expongan
Thursday, October 17, 6:30-8:00 p.m., BWC058
los servicios que se prestaran y el costo. La
Many homeowners desperate to save their homes from foreclosure have mission de Long Island Housing Services
paid thousands of dollars to companies and individuals who promised Inc. es la eliminacion de la discriminacion
to help save their homes and avoid foreclosure with either a loan
illegal de vivienda y la promocion de
modification or with a mortgage rescue plan. Sadly, many of these have vivienda decente y economica por medio
been SCAM operators – taking money, but not providing any help
del apoyo y la educacion. Venga a este taller
– only getting the homeowner in more debt! Come to the Mortgage
para aprender como evitar estafas de de
Rescue & Scam Prevention Seminar to learn how to avoid these types rescate de embargo hipotecario.
of scams.
Monday, September 16, 5:00-6:00 p.m., BWC060
Did you know that over 6 million people look for jobs with their
smartphone? With apps that are made for searching job listings,
searching for jobs from anywhere has become easier than ever. That
is, if the sites are made to work with your device. Jose-Rodrigo
Hernandez, Brentwood’s career librarian, will help you decide when
it is best to use smartphone apps and when it is best to use a desktop
computer instead.
FREE PERSONAL LIBRARIAN
COMPUTER HELP
Learn how to set up an email account, navigate the Internet,
and communicate through Skype and Facebook. Learn the basic
tools on Word, Excel and PowerPoint. To make a one-on-one
appointment with a librarian, call Mr. Hernandez at 631-2737883, ext. 330 for individualized computer training. Open to
Brentwood School District residents.
FREE DOWNLOADS
Wednesday, September 11,
5:00-6:00 p.m., BWA307
Did you get a new tablet or
e-reader? Learn how to download e-books,
audiobooks, music or videos for free from Live-brary.com!
LIVE-BRARY RESEARCH
AYUDA GRATIS DE COMPUTACIÓN
PERSONAL CON UN BIBLIOTECARIO
Aprenda cómo establecer un correo electrónico, como
navegar el Internet; como comunicarse por medio de Skype o
Facebook. Aprenda las herramientas básicas de Word, Excel y
PowerPoint. Para una cita de entrenamiento de computación
práctico e individualizado, llame al Sr. Hernández al 631-2737883, ext. 330. Solamente para residentes del distrito escolar
de Brentwood.
BRENTWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY
Tuesday, October 15,
1:00-2:00 p.m., BWA306
Librarian Jose Hernandez
will show you how much
our databases have to offer! Learn a new language, look up
Consumer Report articles, and find historical or current
newspaper articles, health and medicine journals! Gain access
to much more, including science, history and education
articles, as well as biographies and encyclopedias!
UÊxÊU
ADULT PROGRAMS
COME CELEBRATE HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
AT THE LIBRARY
WHAT’S COOKING?
HARVEST APLENTY
Monday, September 9, 7:00-8:30 p.m., BWA498
Kathy Dlugolonski will introduce you to fall harvest recipes such as pumpkin
carrot soup, beet salad with mint and fennel, apple spice cake, and sweet
potato pound cake. She will bake a few recipes during the class so you can
have a tasting at the end.
AUTUMN CAKE WITH FONDANT LEAVES
Monday, September 23, 7:00-8:30 p.m., BWA499
The Baking Coach will teach you how to create beautiful autumn leaves
from fondant to decorate a 7” cake.
CHEF CHARLIE: TAPAS
Wednesday, October 16, 7:00-8:30 p.m., BWA500
Learn how to make this traditional variety of Spanish appetizer. Be sure to
bring your appetites for the tasting portion of the program!
CHEF ROB SCOTT: ITALIAN FEAST
Monday, October 28, 6:00-7:30 p.m., BWA501
Celebrate Italian Heritage Month and the San Gennaro Festival with three
delectable dishes created by Chef Rob Scott. He will teach you to make
crostini with grilled scallion, tomato, balsamic syrup and mascarpone,
pomodoro fresco sour dough crisps and pistachio cannoli bruschetta.
A HEALTHIER YOU
TOTAL BODY CONDITIONING
Wednesdays, September 4, 11, 18 & 25, 6:00-7:30 p.m., BWA381
Conditioning your body builds muscle, increases metabolism,
improves bone density and promotes better health. Fitness instructor
Marcy Favichia will take you through a toning program using music.
Bring a mat, water and two sets of weights: 1-3 pound range and 5-8
pound range.
BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING
Thursdays, September 19 & October 17, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Knowing your blood pressure is an important step in maintaining good
heart health. Come in for a free blood pressure screening.
BILINGUAL BREAST CANCER WORKSHOP
Wednesday, October 9, 6:30-7:30 p.m., BWA266
Join Angelica Medina, MA from Sisters United in Health, an initiative
from Adelphi Breast Cancer Program, in a discussion about the myths
and truths about breast cancer, factors that increase your risk, the best
tools for early detection, and resources available in your area.
Venga y disfrute de este interesante dialogo sobre los mitos y verdades
del cáncer del seno, los factores que pueden aumentar su riesgo, las
mejores formas de detección temprana, y la ayuda disponible en su area.
YOGA
Thursdays, October 17, 24 & 31, 9:30-11:00 a.m., BWA419
Join bilingual yoga instructor Maria Lara who will teach you basic yoga
poses that will help you gain strength, flexibility and better balance.
Remember to wear loose clothing and bring a mat.
Jueves, 17, 24 y 31 de Octubre de 9:30-11:00 a.m., BWA419
¡Venga a la biblioteca a tratar un ejercicio gratis! La instructora María
Lara, le enseñara posturas básicas de yoga que le ayudara ser más fuerte,
flexible y tendrá mejor equilibrio. Recuerde usar ropa cómoda y traiga
agua y su propia alfombra de yoga.
BLOOD DRIVE
Saturday, October 26, 10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
UÊÈÊU
ADULT PROGRAMS
PREPÁRESE PARA LA CIUDADANÍA
Lunes, 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 de septiembre y 7, 21,
y 28 de octubre de 6:30-8:00 p.m., BWA506
¿Se está preparando para el examen de ciudadanía? Bibliotecaria Olivia
Branigan, le puede ayudar a estudiar. Esta clase de ocho semanas le
enseñara todo lo que debe saber para la porción cívica del examen.
DEFENSIVE DRIVING
Saturdays, September 7 & October 5, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., English, BWA002
Saturdays, September 14 & October 19, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Spanish, BWA003
Sponsored by the Empire Safety Council, this six-hour course saves 10
percent on comprehensive and liability insurance for three years and
removes up to four points from a driver’s record. $28 in cash or money
order is payable to the Empire Safety Council on the day of class. Students
attend only one class. Registration for Brentwood residents begins
Saturday, August 17 for the September classes and Saturday, September
21 for the October classes. Nonresidents may register one week after the
registration dates.
IN OUR OWN WORDS: WOMEN WRITING FOR A
BETTER WORLD
Thursday, September 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m., BWA509
The Herstory-SEPA-VIBS writing workshop invites the community to a
special night of reading personal stories written by women on Long Island.
Latina mothers, daughters, community leaders and advocates, students
and housewives will share stories that capture transformative moments
and experiences such as separation of families, domestic violence, and the
stigmatization of children born with disabilities. Come to listen and share
this night of stories that celebrate the voices and stories of Long Island’s
living history. This is a bilingual program.
EN NUESTRAS PROPIAS PALABRAS: MUJERES
ESCRIBIENDO PARA UN MUNDO MEJOR
El taller de Herstory-SEPA-VIBS invita a la comunidad a una noche
especial de lectura de historias personales escritas por mujeres de Long
Island tratando de lograr un mundo mejor. Madres e hijas latinas, líderes
y activistas en la comunidad, estudiantes y amas de casa compartirán
historias que captan experiencias y momentos transformativos como lo son
la separación de familias, la violencia doméstica y el tener hijos nacidos con
discapacidad que son marcados “anormal.” Venga a escuchar y compartir
esta noche de historias que celebran las voces y las historias vivientes de
Long Island. Este programa es bilingue.
AMERICAN RED CROSS FIRST AID CERTIFICATION COURSE
Saturday, September 28, 1:00-4:30 p.m., BWA507
The purpose of the American Red Cross First Aid program is to help
participants recognize and respond appropriately to first aid emergencies.
The courses in this program teach skills that participants need to know
to give immediate care to a suddenly injured or ill person until more
advanced medical personnel arrive and take over. Attendees will receive
an American Red Cross First Aid Certification valid for two years. A $25
certification fee is due at time of registration.
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH ORGANIZATIONS FAIR
Saturday, October 12, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Come to the library and meet representatives from local organizations who
can help you and your family improve your life.
FERIA DE ORGANIZACIONES DEL MES DE
HERENCIA HISPANA
Sábado, 12 de Octubre de 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Acompáñenos en la biblioteca de Brentwood en donde habrá una feria
de organizaciones locales. Representantes estarán disponibles para dar
información de programas que pueden ayudarle a usted o su familia.
GET OUT OF DEBT
Tuesday, October 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m., BWA013
In this presentation, you will learn the difference between essential and
non-essential debt. Find out what the creditors do not want you to know.
Learn how to develop a plan to tackle your debt.
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COMPUTER CLASSES
Computer classes are limited to Brentwood residents. A $10 fee for each class is payable
in cash only (exact change please) at time of registration. To insure admission to the
Kindergarten and 1st Grade computer classes, sign up for both classes at the same time. A
fee of $20, payable in cash, covers both classes.
COMPUTER KINDERGARTEN FOR ADULTS
Saturday, September 7, 2:00-4:00 p.m., English, BWA004
Thursday, September 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Spanish, BWA008
This workshop is for first-time computer users. Overcome your fears
in this slow-paced, hands-on workshop covering Windows, desktop,
mouse, opening programs, saving files and creating documents.
COMPUTER 1st GRADE FOR ADULTS
Saturday, September 14, 2:00-4:00 p.m., English, BWA005
Thursday, September 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Spanish, BWA009
This hands-on class covers working with text, files, word processing
and more.
INTERNET KINDERGARTEN FOR ADULTS
Thursday, October 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Spanish, BWA433
Saturday, October 5, 2:00-4:00 p.m., English, BWA434
This hands-on computer class will introduce you to Internet
searching techniques. Participants will learn how to use a browser
for basic navigation on the Internet. Topics to be covered include:
getting connected, Internet terms, navigating the Internet, browser
menus and search engine basics.
HISTORY PROGRAMS
SUNCATCHER
Tuesday, September 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m., BWH172
The Southwestern American Indians first began making
suncatchers, and they are still popular in that region. In this
workshop, we will create a beautiful suncatcher to hang in
our window.
DAY OF THE DEAD MEXICAN TILE HANGING
Tuesday, September 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m., BWH173
Thursday, September 26, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., BWH173
Traditional early classic colonial style – and what later evolved
into Mexican colonial hacienda and folk art tile patterns – was
brought to Puebla in the 15th century by Spanish conquistadors
and afterwards spread across Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia,
Ecuador, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and the rest of Latin
America. Join us for a fun workshop as we learn how to paint these tiles.
BLOCK PRINTED TOTE
INTERNET 1ST GRADE FOR ADULTS
Tuesday, October 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m., BWH175
The invention of printing is generally conceded to be one of
the defining inventions for the advancement of civilization.
Gutenberg’s movable type printing press is often cited as
the single greatest invention for world civilization. In this
workshop we will explore using different print blocks to
design a tote bag.
WINDOWS FILE MANAGEMENT
STENCIL AN APRON
Thursday, October 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Spanish, BWA435
Saturday, October 12, 2:00-4:00 p.m., English, BWA436
This hands-on computer class will introduce you to the tools that will
make your surfing more rewarding. After the session, you will have
time for questions with our Internet expert.
Saturday, October 26, 2:00-4:00 p.m., BWA386
Librarian Nicholas Saturno will instruct attendees on how to manage
files in a PC Windows operating system. Learn how to create
directories and use external USB devices including jump and flash
drives. In addition, learn the file structure on how Windows stores
and retrieves files as well as file extensions including .doc, .xlsx, .pdf,
.txt and .pps. This class is free.
ZINIO: Download current editions of popular magazines to your
computer or device and read them when you want. Service begins
September 1. Ask a reference librarian for details.
ARTS & CRAFTS
Tuesday, October 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m., BWH176
Stencil paintings were common throughout the
prehistoric period. Stencils may have been used to
color cloth for a very long time; the technique probably
reached its peak of sophistication in Katazome and other
techniques used on silks for clothes during the Edo period in Japan. In this
workshop, we will decorate an apron using stencils.
GENEALOGY 101:
HOW TO BEGIN YOUR RESEARCH
DUCT TAPE ROSES
Are you interested in knowing more about your family history? Make
an appointment with Mary Ann Koferl for a private one-hour session
by calling 631-273-7883, ext. 309. Registration is limited to Brentwood
Public Library cardholders.
STITCH & PUNTOS KNITTING & CROCHET CLUB
BEYOND THE ARRIVAL DATE:
EXTRACTING MORE FROM
PASSENGER LISTS
Friday, September 6, 7:00-8:30 p.m., BWA502
Join floral designer Irene Morgan to create beautiful roses that you
don’t have to water! Please bring scissors.
Fridays, September 20, 27 & October 4, 11,
7:00-8:30 p.m., BWA503
Do you have knitting or crocheting projects you are working on?
Join us at the Brentwood Public Library to meet and share projects.
Beginners are welcome!
¿Tiene proyectos de croché o tejido? Venga a la biblioteca y
compártelos con otros que hacen la misma manualidad que usted!
Aceptamos principiantes.
PAINTED PUMPKINS
Tuesday, October 1, 6:30-8:00 p.m., BWA504
Do you dislike carving pumpkins because of the mess? Get ready for
Halloween by painting a pumpkin or gourd!
HALLOWEEN GHOUL ARRANGEMENT
Friday, October 25, 7:00-8:30 p.m., BWA505
Floral designer Irene Conte-Morgan will show you how to make a
ghoulish centerpiece you can display for Halloween. All materials are
included. Please bring scissors.
BRENTWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY
Saturday, September 28, 10:00-11:30 a.m., BWH174
Passenger lists provide genealogists with key information
about an ancestor’s arrival in the New World. Take the
time to really examine these lists and uncover additional
hidden clues to give you more of the story.
CHASING WOMEN: FINDING YOUR
FEMALE ANCESTORS
Saturday, October 26, 10:00-11:30 a.m., BWH177
Locating the names of our female ancestors can be
difficult, principally because their names changed upon
marrying. Women historically have not produced as many
records as their husbands since women’s suffrage largely
did not exist until the 20th century. We will explore a
wide variety of sources to locate more information about
our female ancestors.
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BILINGUAL BOOK DISCUSSION
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 4
Waiting for Snow in Havana
Nieve en la Havana:
Confesiones de un Cubanito
Carlos Eire
Wednesday, October 2
Blindness
Ensayo Sobre la Ceguera
Jose Saramago
INTERNATIONAL CAFÉ
Friday, September 13, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Don’t miss this chance to meet and exchange music, food and
ideas with friends from all over the globe!
íNo se pierda esta oportunidad de conocer y intercambiar música, comida, y
ideas con amigos del mundo entero!
ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP
Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Fridays, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
SPANISH CONVERSATION GROUP
Fridays, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
DANCE YOUR WAY TO ENGLISH
Saturdays, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
BUSINESS ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP
Every Wednesday – 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Come to our chat group where we will review common workplace vocabulary and
situations that will help you gain more confidence speaking English in the work
environment.
Todos los Miercoles de 6:00-7:00 p.m.
¿Necesita comunicarse en inglés en el trabajo? ¿Quiere practicar el inglés en un
ambiente amistoso? Venga a una charla semanal para practicar el inglés y sentirse
más confiado en su lugar de trabajo.
SENIOR NEWS
SCRABBLE CLUB
Fridays, September 6, 20 & October 4, 18, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
All are welcome to play this popular word game. Bring your Scrabble game and
put on your thinking cap for an afternoon of fun with friends old and new.
AARP SAFE DRIVING
Tuesday, September 10, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., BWA001
Monday, October 7, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., BWA001
This course saves 10 percent on comprehensive and liability insurance for three
years and removes up to four points from a driver’s record. During the first week
of registration, classes are limited to Brentwood residents over 49 years old. They
will be open to nonresidents over 49 years old one week later. Participants must
attend both days of the course. Bring driver’s license to registration and class.
A separate check or money order payable to AARP, $17 for members and $19
for nonmembers, is due on day of class for each participant. Please be punctual.
Sorry, no refunds or class switching.
LITERACY CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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Thursdays at the Movies
All movies will be shown at 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The Motion Picture Association
ratings are PG (parental guidance), PG-13 (parental guidance strongly recommended)
and R (restricted – under 17 requires accompanying parent or guardian).
September 5, 2013
GI Joe Retaliation
(PG-13) 70 min
October 3, 2013
The Host
(PG-13) 126 min.
September 12, 2013
Tyler Perry’s Temptation – Confessions
of a Marriage Counselor
(PG-13) 111 min.
October 17, 2013
The Sapphires
(PG-13) 99 min.
September 19, 2013
42
(PG-13) 128 min.
September 26, 2013
Admission
(PG-13) 107 min.
October 24, 2013
Hyde Park on Hudson
(R) 94 min.
October 31, 2013
The Birds
(PG-13) 119 min.
DETECTIVE CLUB
Friday, September 27, 1:00 p.m.
Are you a fan of mystery and detective novels? Join people just like you to discuss
your favorite books!
GALLERY & DISPLAY CASES
If you are an artist and would like to exhibit your work, or if you have a
collection that you would like to display, please contact Lissetty Thomas at
631-273-7883, ext. 346.
SEPTEMBER
Alexandra Romero will be displaying her amazing graphic art and paintings.
Girl Scouts of Suffolk County will be exhibiting their collection of badges and
handbooks.
OCTOBER
The InSight Campaign to End Gun Violence, a Long Island coalition of
conscientious people whose goal is to promote communities where children
feel happy, peaceful and safe in our public spaces, will be displaying art by local
students.
Librarian Nicholas Saturno will be exhibiting his collection of stamps from
around the world.
ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE WORKSHOP
Tuesday, September 17, 7:00-8:00 p.m., BWA508
Are you noticing you are forgetting things more often than not? Do you know
someone who might have symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease? This lecture may
help explain the many temporary and less serious reasons for memory lapses and
momentary confusion as well as the nature of Alzheimer’s disease.
HEARING WORKSHOP & SCREENING
SENIOR HEALTH INSURANCE COUNSELING
Tuesdays, September 10 & October 8, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Free individual counseling on health insurance issues and programs including the
Medicare Part D Drug Plan, Medigap insurance, long-term care insurance options
and the New York State Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Program (EPIC)
will be offered every second Tuesday of each month at the library by a trained
volunteer from the Suffolk County Office for the Aging. Interested seniors or
their representatives must call the Program Registration Desk at 631-273-7883,
ext. 347 for an appointment.
GAMES FOR GROWN-UPS
Thursdays, September 12, 26 & October 10, 24, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Come to the library and have fun playing a board game or bring a foursome for a
friendly game of canasta or bridge. Make new friends!
Tuesday, October 29, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., BWA187
Representatives from the Oto Health Hearing Care Center will discuss hearing
loss due to age and illness as well as the different types of hearing devices, and
then they will administer a free hearing screening for all participants.
BOOKS-BY-MAIL PROGRAM FOR
HOMEBOUND PATRONS
Valid adult Brentwood Public Library cardholders who cannot come in to the
library due to a temporary or permanent physical disability or confinement at
home because of prolonged illness, extended convalescence or advanced age are
eligible to receive books in print, on CD or on Playaway through the mail. For
more information about this free service, please call Ms. Schumacher at 631273-7883, ext. 344 or stop by the Information & Reference Desk to pick up
an application.

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