Local libraries are a great place to spend time during the summer. They’re a place to cool off, relax, and enjoy some great programming. The Bay Shore-Brightwaters Library has great educational and fun events for children and adults alike. For more information on any of the programs, call the Bay Shore-Brightwaters Library at 631-665- 4350.
Senior Fitness (BBA102) – Tuesdays -
June 21 through Aug. 23.
The fee for this class is $24. Instructor
Joy Walker will teach this class which is designed to help you maintain flexibility and strength. This class is suitable for everyone.
Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies at 2:30 p.m. A Selection of the 2021 and 2022 Oscars Best Picture Nominees June 22 – “The Father” (2020) July 13 – “Promising Young Woman” (2020) June 29 – “Judas and the Black Messi ah” (2021) July 20 – “Belfast” (2021) July 6 – “Minari” (2020) July 27 – “Drive My Car” (2021)
June 27 – Monday – Registration begins for the Adult Summer Reading Club. This will go through Aug. 12. With each adult-level book you read or listen to you have an opportunity to win prizes from one of four raffle drawings. Reg ister online and receive a password to submit raffle entries for each title that you read.
June 27th – Young Adult Summer Reading Club begins
This is for students entering sixth grade and up. Log on to ReadSquared and keep track of all your books online. Reading one book a week will enter you into our weekly drawing to earn cool prizes.
June 27 – Monday – Summer Reading Club 2022: An Ocean of Possibilities begins.
Last week’s roundup of some of the local historical books I have read had a great response, so I wanted to highlight a few more that have caught my attention. Long Island and the New York region has such great local history that is fascinat ing to learn more about and explore.
Sign up online or visit the Children’s Department to join this reading club.
Paint Nights (BBA119) – Wednesdays from 6:45 – 8:15 p.m. Adult Class July 6 – Sunset at the Beach
July 20 – When Life Gives You Lemons, Paint
July 27 – Summer Blooms
Join us for a fun night of painting. No painting experience is necessary. There is a $10 material fee payable by cash only.
Payment is due the day of the class. Limit of 25 people.
July 12 – Tuesday at 7 p.m. – Summer Floral Arrangement (BBA121)
Florist Heather is back to make a beau tiful wild flower arrangement with you. You will be able to take your creation home. There is a $15 material fee due the night of the class. Limit of 15 partic ipants. Bay Shore-Brightwaters library card holders only.
July 14 – Thursday at 7 p.m. – Disco Night With DJ Nick (BBA123)
Hey everybody, get off your seat and on your feet and hustle on down for the disco beat, featuring music by the Tramps, Bee Gees, Donna Summers and more!
July 16 – Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Electronics Recycling (BBA103) Bring your used computers, cell phones, laptops, tablets, servers, wire and amp; cable, metals, circuit boards, printers, hard drives, storage devices and batteries. No CRT old tube televi sions, monitors or flat screen TVs. No garbage or wood. The bin will be located in the library parking lot.
July 16 – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring all of your confidential docu ments for onsite shredding while you watch via closed circuit video. The shred ding truck will be located outside in the Library parking lot. Limit two bags of paper per vehicle. No CDs, DVDs, X-rays, plastic metal, etc.
July 20 – Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Catholic Health Community Outreach Bus (BBA114)
This outreach program provides blood pressure, cholesterol, body mass index, and glucose screenings along with patient education and referrals as need ed.
Parking lot WiFi availability
The library has added new access points to improve WiFi availability out side the building. To utilize this expand ed coverage, connect your device(s) to the new BSBW Outdoor WiFi network. The network should be reachable from anywhere in our parking lot.
DISPLAYS FOR THE MONTH OF JULY
Outside Showcase – Summer Fun at the Library – come see what we are offer ing patrons young and old this summer.
Inside Showcase – Susan Jaskulek is a designer of window displays for retail stores. Come see some of her original paintings, cards and collages.
Gallery – According to the artist, LUCIN, “Art is an expression of our most intimate thoughts and feelings.” This living process through art is a step ping-stone to the journey of discovering the self. n
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