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1 An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. MARCH 2012 SACHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY Benjamin Franklin Visit us on the web at An Afternoon at the Apollo Theater Sunday, March 11 2:00pm The Apollo is coming to Sachem, and you might even have a chance to join in the fun onstage! Discover the history and enjoy behind-the-scenes anecdotes about this world-renowned theater and the celebrated performers who have graced its stage. Meet the heart of the Apollo, Tour Director Billy Mitchell, who has worked at the theater since 1965, when he began running errands for legends including Flip Wilson, B.B. King, Sam Cooke, and James Brown. March is Women s History Month! Good Lessons from Bad Women Sunday, March 4 2:00pm In this devilishly funny one-woman show, Dorothy Leeds wrestles with the concept of goodness. Instructed by her mother to be a good girl like the ever-virtuous Eleanor Roosevelt, Dorothy begins a journey from rebellion to reconciliation, visiting a series of infamous, disreputable women from different historical eras and backgrounds. Good Lessons from Bad Women celebrates the good and bad in all of us! L.A. Williams Rising Stars of Classical Music Friday, March 2 7:00pm Winners of the special audition for the third annual Carnegie Hall Concert Festival will present this preview concert two days before their Festival performance. Don t miss this unique opportunity to hear a range of performances by the future stars of classical music, ages five to twenty-five. Irish Song & Dance Festival Mulvihill-Lynch Step Dancers & Red River Ramblers Sunday, March 18 2:00pm Students from the Mulvihill-Lynch Studio of Irish Dance will perform classic, crowdpleasing Irish step dance on St. Patrick s Day weekend. These internationally known champions of the competitive circuit have performed several times on Channel 5 s Good Day New York. Old-time country group Red River Ramblers are going green, performing a program of familiar Irish music ranging from the rollicking to the sentimental. This accomplished trio, whose love of the Irish penny whistle is legendary, consists of multi-instrumentalist Ken Korb, fiddle player Lora Kendall, and bassist Big George Cassidy. See page 2 for more Irish programs! A Musical Salute to Danny Kaye Sunday, March 25 2:00pm Accompanied on piano by Peter Pece, accomplished actor and theater educator Bob Spiotto will bring to life legendary comic performer Danny Kaye, who brought out the child in all of us. Enjoy a tour de force featuring music, dance, costumes, props, and pictures in this tribute to the one and only Danny Kaye, the beloved Court Jester. Lora Kendall Library Trustees Marguerite Barone, President Dennis Flavin Diane Longo Carol Paulsen Bob Winowitch Judith Willner, Director Carol Brand, Assistant Director Hours: Monday Friday Saturday Sunday 9:30am 9:00pm 9:30am 5:00pm 12:00pm-5:00pm Inside/Out is open year-round, weather permitting, during daytime Library hours, closing at dusk. Postal Patron Sachem Public Library 150 Holbrook Road, Holbrook, NY Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 36 Holbrook, NY 11741

2 Adults ADULT REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Register for programs with fees beginning Tuesday, February 21 online, by phone, or in person at 9:30am. Registration for all other adult programs is ongoing. When registering online for programs with fees, your non-refundable payment must be made at the Welcome Desk within 3 days of registering or your reservation will be cancelled. Bus Trip: Treasures of Central Park and Harlem Monday, April 23 8:00am departure Fee: $60 Program code: SAABT4 Resident registration ONLINE ONLY Wednesday, March 28 10:00am Visit Central Park with noted New York City Tour Guide Sheila Evans, who will share her knowledge of hidden gems including the spectacular Conservatory Garden, six acres of beautiful seasonal plants arranged into three distinct styles French, English, and Italian. Enjoy a lunch of classic soul food dishes at Miss Mamie s Spoonbread Restaurant in Harlem. After lunch, explore the many facets of this ever-evolving neighborhood, with visits to sites including the African Market and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Limit of two tickets per library cardholder. PLEASE NOTE: Registered guest must also be library cardholder. Due to the popularity of our bus trips, no out-of-district residents can be permitted. Payment must be made in person at the Welcome Desk within three days of registering or your reservation will be automatically cancelled. Bus Trip Long Island Reads Author Event with Alyson Richman Sunday, April 22 12:15pm departure The 2012 Long Island Reads selection is The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman, a beautiful and unforgettable novel about two young lovers in pre-war Prague who are torn apart by the Nazi invasion only to meet again decades later in New York City. There will be a round-trip coach bus to the author event at the Plainview/Old Bethpage Public Library, departing from the Middle Country Public Library in Centereach. Fee is $7.50 per person, which includes onboard discussion and snack. To register, call Loretta Piscatella at Middle Country Public Library at x288 by March 10. Tiffany s Lauralton Hall Monday, March 5 7:00pm Program code: SAATL3 Master glass designer Louis Comfort Tiffany completed Lauralton Hall, his 100-room Oyster Bay mansion, in This dazzling, art nouveau showplace was unlike anything ever built before or since. Learn about this extraordinary Long Island home and its tragic fate. Many of the images that will be presented by local historian Monica Randall are from a rare private collection belonging to Tiffany s granddaughter, Mrs. Louise L. Platt. My Pyramid, My Plate Wednesday, March 7 7:00pm Program code: SAAMB3 With so many options, it is often difficult to determine the best foods to put on your plate. Maryann Birmingham, Community Nutrition Educator at Cornell Cooperative Extension, will speak on healthy eating using the new MyPlate icon, which replaces the pyramid as the government's primary symbol. Learn to adopt healthy eating habits and make healthier food choices for yourself and your family. Preparing for U.S. Citizenship Wednesday, March 28 7:00pm Program code: SAAPC3 A team of officers from the local field office of the Department of Homeland Security will explain the process of becoming a U.S. citizen. Presentation will include slides, handouts, and a mock interview. The Great 2012 Scare: Fact or Fantasy Tuesday, March 13 7:00pm Program code: SAAKM3 Is the world coming to an end on December 21, 2012 as predicted by the ancient Mayan calendar? Let s heed the advice of the ominous tagline from the $200-million disaster movie 2012: Find out the truth. Astrophysicist Kevin Manning will do just that, by digging beneath the hype and separating fact from fiction. Following the presentation, a powerful telescope will be set up outdoors for viewing the craters on the Moon, the rings of Saturn and other beautiful objects in the night sky, weather permitting. CELEBRATE IRISH HERITAGE! Siol na h Eireann Bagpipe Concert Friday, March 9 7:00pm Enjoy the haunting and vibrant sounds of Siol na h Eireann (The Seed of Ireland) Pipe Band. Each year, under the direction of Pipe Major Vincent Robinson and band manager Phil Sullivan, Siol na h Eireann has led the New York State Ancient Order of Hibernians Board in the New York City St. Patrick s Day Parade. Flavors of Ireland Wednesday, March 14 6:00pm Program code: SAAMJ3 Fee: $5 Join cookbook author Margaret M. Johnson for a delightful tour of the Emerald Isle that includes a visual presentation, recipes from her latest cookbook, and tips for traveling to Ireland. Coffee, tea, and Irish sweets will be served. Please note: this is not a cooking class. Great Decisions Discussion Series Monday, March 19 7:00pm Topic: Middle East Realignment Program code: SAAGD3 The popular revolts and upheaval of the Arab Spring have radically changed the face of the Middle East. What lies ahead, and what are the prospects for the governments that have held out in this new order? With many longtime U.S. allies ousted, how will we recalibrate our relations with the new regimes? Sachem resident and long-time Great Decisions participant Peter Hanson leads this monthly discussion series on global hot topics. Pick up a copy of the readings at the Welcome Desk. Great Decisions, a national, civiceducation program on U.S. foreign policy and international issues, is sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association. Finding Balance Monday, March 12 7:00pm Program code: SAAPP3 If you're feeling stressed and finding it more challenging than ever to juggle the competing demands of work and home, you're not alone. Personal Growth Coach Paula Klee Parish, President and CEO of Performance Solutions, Inc., will share tips on finding balance in your daily life. Come find out how you can stop trying to juggle all those balls while wondering which one is going to fall. An Evening with the Filmmaker: Peter Miller JEWS AND BASEBALL: An American Love Story Wednesday, March 21 6:30pm Program code: SAAPM3 In this award-winning documentary, filmmaker Peter Miller explores the special meaning of baseball in the lives of American Jews. Mr. Miller tells the stories of the Jewish major leaguers who have left their mark on America s pastime, including Hank Greenberg, Moe Berg, Al Rosen, and the legendary pitcher Sandy Koufax. More than a sports film, this is a story of immigration, assimilation, bigotry, heroism, the passing on of traditions, and the shattering of stereotypes. Dustin Hoffman narrates. A Q&A with the filmmaker will follow the presentation. (NR, 1:31) Stirring, revelatory, and affectionate, JEWS AND BASEBALL knocks it out of the park. Newsday 2 March

3 Job Fair Friday, March 16 10:00am-1:00pm Calling all job seekers! Don t miss this opportunity to apply in person to organizations actively seeking employees. Bring your resume and dress for success. Sponsored by the Suffolk County One-Stop Employment Center. Need help putting your resume together? Sachem Library cardholders may make a free appointment with one of our Career Counselors. Call the Welcome Desk for details. Poetry: Verse in Person Tuesday, March 27 7:00pm Program code: SAAVIP3 Stay one. Stay dazzled minute to minute by whatever mystery is the next thing. ~Matt Curiale Stay One 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 guest is Matt Curiale, who studied creative writing at Binghamton University and has spent the past eight years teaching English. A chapbook of his poems entitled 38 Superior was published in Mr. Curiale is a native Long Islander currently residing in Sea Cliff with his wife and two daughters. Special thanks to Mankh, member of the Performance Poets Association, for hosting this series. istock/icyman Trustee Election and Budget Vote Tuesday, April 3 Each April, the Library Board of Trustees presents an operating budget to the community for your approval and asks that you elect a trustee. This year one trustee will be elected to a five-year term commencing July 1, Petitions for nominating candidates for the office of trustee are available at the Library, weekdays 9:30am- 5:00pm, and at the office of the School District Clerk, 245 Union Avenue, Holbrook, weekdays between 7:30am and 3:00pm. The last filing date is 3:00pm on March 5, Informational Meeting Monday, March 19, :00pm Children s Program Room Vote Tuesday, April 3 9:30am-9:00pm Children s Program Room March is Women s History Month! Long Island Witch Trials Tuesday, March 20 7:00pm Program code: SAATR3 More than three decades before the notorious 1692 witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts, Long Island had its very own witchcraft trial. Goody Garlick was accused of bewitching and causing the death of Elizabeth Gardiner Howell, daughter of prominent citizen Lion Gardiner, founder of the first English settlement in New York. Stony Brook professor Tara Rider will discuss this alarming phenomenon in colonial American history, and attempt to explain the cultural forces which led so many women to be charged with heresy and devil-worship. Dead Relatives Club Getting Ready for the 1940 Census Monday, March 26 7:00pm The 1940 census will be released online on April 2, Our discussion this month will be about what this census contains and how it will aid you in your genealogical research. English Lessons Tuesdays at 10:30am and Saturdays at 11:00am This ongoing class will help you improve basic reading, writing, and conversation skills. Make friends and learn about other cultures while you learn English. English Conversations Thursdays at 6:45pm and Fridays at 10:00am Join this casual conversation group to practice your English. Learn new words and gain confidence in your speaking abilities. Spanish Conversations Mondays at 12:00pm-2:00pm Improve your language skills! Practice your conversational Spanish in an informal setting with a native speaker. All levels welcome. Esperamos verlos allí! No registration required. Join anytime! Adult CPR/AED Workshop Thursday, March 15 6:00pm Program code: SAALG3 Learn the skills you need to save a life during a medical emergency. This workshop with Lori Green, RN and certified CPR instructor, will cover the new simplified hands-only method of Adult CPR, which does not require mouth-tomouth resuscitation. Participants will receive certification upon completion of this 3-hour course. Enrollment is limited. Socrates Café Wednesday, March 21 7:00pm Program code: SAASC3 Exchange ideas with others while engaging in the Socratic practice of questioning. This monthly group is led by local resident Joan Logan. Stop by the Welcome Desk to pick up a short selection of readings on the discussion topic: Is it better to give or to receive? There are over 600 ongoing Socrates Café gatherings around the globe coordinated by hundreds of dedicated volunteers who are deeply committed to making ours a more participatory and inclusive world. Accepting Life s Changes Saturday, March 24 10:00am Program code: SAAALC3 Explore your feelings and develop closure. 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, learn to put on the NEW you in this monthly sharing of experiences with Richard Murdocco, PhD, Stony Brook University Medical Center. shutterstock/nataliia Natykach You may vote if you are: At least 18 years of age A resident of the Sachem School District for at least 30 days A citizen of the United States And are registered to vote District residents who have not voted within four years in a general, school or library election must re-register. Registration may be made in person through March 27, 2012 at the School District Clerk s Office 245 Union Avenue, Holbrook, between the hours of 7:30am and 3:00pm. You may register by mail using an application form available at the Library. Absentee ballot applications are available at the Library and at the office of the Sachem School District Clerk. Information on the Library s proposed budget will appear in the April Newsletter. Planning for Your Retirement Thursday, March 1 7:00pm Program code: SAATF3 Are you retired or hoping to retire soon? Independent Financial Advisor Tom Flanagan will provide tools you can use to calculate your retirement needs and help you to actively plan your long-term investment goals. Gentle Yoga Saturdays, March 3, 10, 17 & 24 10:00am Program code: SAAKC3 Fee: $20 Explore the health benefits of yoga in an encouraging and supportive environment in this 4-week introductory class. Gentle Yoga is designed for seniors or for those new to the practice. Handyman/Handywoman Monday, March 26 7:00pm Program code: SAAJM3 John Miller will demonstrate some simple ways to take care of home maintenance on your own. This talk will focus on basic tools and tasks you can do around the house, including tips on electrical repair. background istock/ellenmoran March

4 Adults MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES THURSDAY MOVIES For R-rated movies, those under 17 must be accompanied by an adult. The Debt March 1 In 1966 three Mossad agents were assigned to track down a Nazi war criminal in East Berlin; thirty years later surprising revelations come to light about their task. Directed by John Madden. Starring Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Tom Wilkinson. (2011, R-1:53) Captain America: The First Avenger March 8 After being deemed medically unfit for military service, a patriotic Brooklyn kid volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into Captain America. Directed by Joe Johnston. Starring Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving. (2011, PG13-2:04) Ides of March March 15 A presidential candidate's chances at winning the election are put in jeopardy when his campaign press secretary becomes involved in a scandal. Directed by George Clooney. Starring Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman. (2011, R-1:41) Rise of the Planet of the Apes March 22 During experiments to find a cure for Alzheimer s disease, a geneticallyenhanced chimpanzee uses its greater intelligence to lead other apes to freedom. Directed by Rupert Wyatt. Starring James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow. (2011, PG13-1:45) Sarah s Key March 29 In modern-day Paris, an American journalist finds her life becoming entwined with a young girl whose family was torn apart during the notorious Vel' d'hiv Roundup in Directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner. Starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Mélusine Mayance, Niels Arestrup. (2010, PG13-1:41) Reel Rebels Project Nim Tuesday, March 6 6:00pm This is an unsettling and compelling documentary about a 1970s experiment to raise a chimp like a human child. Intriguing, informative, sometimes controversial, but always thought provoking, this monthly series combines the best in film and discussion. Directed by James Marsh. (2011, PG13 1:33) (3 hours) Foreign Film Vincere Saturday, March 10 2:00pm This fact-based biopic tells the fascinating tale of Benito Mussolini s first wife, Ida, the woman he loved, scorned, denounced, and then wrote out of history. Directed by Marco Bellocchio, Starring Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Filippo Timi, Fausto Russo Alesi. Italian with English subtitles. (2009, R-2:08) Special Film Presentation The Legend of 1900 Wednesday, March 14 1:30pm This first English-language film from director Giuseppe Tornatore (Cinema Paradiso) is a moving and music-filled fable about a gifted pianist born on a luxury liner in 1900who spends his entire life aboard the ship, which allows him to grow as a musician while avoiding the loves and tragedies of the outside world. Starring Tim Roth, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Mélanie Thierry. (1998, R-2:05) MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES BOOKDISCUSSIONS Copies of these books are available at the Circulation Desk. SAVE THE DATE! Long Island Reads Bus Trip Author Event with Alyson Richman Sunday, April 22 See page 2 for details. One Day by David Nichols Wednesday, March 28 7:00pm Falling in love on the eve of their 1988 college graduation, Dexter and Emma embark on a heady 20-year relationship in a tale told every year on July 15, the anniversary of their first meeting. The Help by Kathryn Stockett Thursday, March 22 12:00pm In 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, an African- American maid, her sassy and unemployed friend, and a recently graduated white woman team up for a clandestine project against the backdrop of the budding civil rights era. AMERICA S BUILDING PROJECTS Empire: A Tale of Obsession, Betrayal, and the Battle for an American Icon by Mitchell Pacelle Monday, March 26 3:00pm In a riveting chronicle of treachery, revenge, family rivalry, and raw greed, an award-winning journalist tells the compelling tale of the history of the Empire State Building and the battle for its ownership. This monthly series will continue through June Murder Among Friends Mystery Book Discussion The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie Thursday, April 12 7:00pm A murder in a small English village leads Hercule Poirot into a strange mystery involving a determined, curious spinster, the local doctor, and a wide range of unusual suspects. Books will be available beginning March 8. 4 March

5 Get Library Have you liked our facebook page? (www.facebook.com/sachemlibrary) Whether the Library is open or closed, you can still interact with your fellow community members, read about upcoming programs, or comment on anything you ve seen or done here. Follow us on twitter (www.twitter.com/sachemlibrary) to stay in the loop about library events and discover other interesting links from the world of information, books, and libraries. Join the conversation! When you visit the Library, you can use your mobile device to check in on foursquare.com, a location-based social networking site. If you have the most check-ins, you will become mayor of the Library and receive either a reusable book tote or a coupon good for one free beverage at the Library Café. Need to create an online profile on any of these sites? Feel free to use one of the computers in our Technology Center, or bring your own laptop or mobile device to tap into the Library s wifi. If you need a little extra help, drop in for a free one-onone TECH30 session with one of our computer experts. (See page 8 for TECH30 hours.) Garden Thyme: Plant Exchange Monday, March 19 7:00pm Program code: SAAGT3 Breathe new life into your garden! Bring seeds collected from your garden or from packets to exchange with your fellow gardeners. Some seeds will sprout even years after the packed-for date. Remember to bring baggies to carry home your new seeds. istock/chictype In the Gallery Anne Gunthner: Pastel Landscapes Anne B. Gunthner studied fashion and art at the University of North Texas, the Fashion Institute of Technology, the Art Students League, and the School of Visual Arts. She worked for many years in retail advertising as both a layout artist and art director for newspaper and catalogs. Retired from advertising, Ms. Gunthner continues to pursue her fine arts passion. She is currently studying with classical artist Kristin Kunc at the Teaching Studios of Oyster Bay, and is an associate member of the Pastel Society of America as well as a member of the Huntington Arts Council. Dance Lesson: Merengue Friday, March 23 7:30pm Program code: SAABD3 Victor and Carolyn Goldman will lead you in the basics of merengue, a fast-paced, rhythmic dance popular in clubs. Bring a partner or come alone. Museum Adventure Have you booked your Museum Adventure? Experience history, science, nature, and art with a Museum Adventure. Reserve your Museum Adventure online, by phone, or in person at the Welcome Desk. DISPLAY CASE Sachem Quilters Blocks, Books, & Samplers Express Yourself! Register for programs with fees beginning Tuesday, February 21 online, by phone, or in person, at 9:30am. Registration for all other adult programs is ongoing. When registering online for programs with fees, your non-refundable payment must be made at the Welcome Desk within three days of registering or your reservation will be cancelled. Painted Porcelain Platter Saturday, March 3 & March 10 10:00am-2:00pm Program code: SAAPK3 Fee: $12 Phyllis Krilovich, member of Porcelain Painters International, will teach the ancient art of porcelain painting. Two 4-hour classes. Metallic Silk Scarf Wednesday, March 14 6:30pm Program code: SAACT3 Fee: $10 Cynthia Theofel will show you how to transform a silk scarf into a work of art with the use of metallic paints and stencils. Knit & Night Thursday, March 22 7:00pm and Knit & Crochet in the Morning Tuesday, March 20 10:00am Knot doing well with your knitting project? Need help unraveling the mysteries of crochet? Marion Reiter will provide the guidance you need in this friendly and informal group. No registration required. Knit a Cardigan Continued Tuesday, March 20 1:00pm Program code: SAAMR3 Materials List Create an open, unconstructed, lace-paneled cardigan. This project will take a few months to complete. Basic knitting skills required. Quilting Circle Tuesday, March 27 7:00pm Love to quilt or want to learn how? This monthly gathering will provide quilting companionship and basic instruction in a friendly, supportive environment. No registration required. The Art Encounter Wednesdays 11:00am-1:30pm Artist Tom de Gruyl 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. Join this group anytime. No registration required. background istock/ellenmoran March

6 Teens Registration for Teen programs begins on the third Friday of the preceding month. You may register online, by phone, or in person in Teen Services. Please have your library card ready when phoning in for a registration. Fees must be paid within 3 days of registration. Movies and Munchies Dolphin Tale Friday, March 2 7:00pm In an inspirational story of the bond between animals and humans, a young boy and a marine biologist give an injured dolphin a second chance at life. (2011, PG-1:53) Need Community Service Hours? Give a little of your time and earn community service credit. Let s Talk Books! Tuesday, March 6 7:00pm Program code: SAT272 What s better than reading a book? Talking about it! Share your latest favorite read with fellow teens and earn community service hours for recommending a book for this month s Best Top Picks booklist. Miss Laura, Teen Librarian, will facilitate the discussion and introduce you to some hot new titles. Remember to bring a book for discussion. (1 hour) Voices of Sachem Teens (VOST) Tuesday, March 27 7:00pm Program code: SAT272 Do you enjoy making crafts? Earn community service hours by creating cards and friendship bracelets that will be donated to kids in need. (1 hour) Movie Release Party Hunger Games Friday, March 9 6:00pm Program code: SAT350 Join us for a variety of fun activities and contests to prepare for the March 23 movie release of Suzanne Collins bestselling novel. (2 ½ hours) Pre-Licensing Course Saturday, March 31 9:30am-2:00pm Fee: $40 Are you ready to take your road test? This five-hour class fulfills Department of Motor Vehicles requirements and puts you on the road to becoming a licensed driver. Walk-ins are welcome with cash payment only. Don t forget to bring your learner s permit! Suffolk County Advanced Battle of the Books Friday, March 16 6:00pm Sachem Library is proud to host the seventh annual Advanced Battle of the Books for teens in grades Over 20 libraries from across Suffolk County will be competing with Sachem as they battle it out for the championship. Come cheer on our team! (3 hours) Talented teens lit up the stage at this year s Open Mic Night! SAT Workshop Wednesdays, April 4, 18, 25 and May 2 6:30pm-9:00pm Program code: SAT145 Fee: $105 (includes workbook) Prepare for the May SAT exam with certified instructors in Math and English. Registration is ongoing. Don t forget your calculator! Irish Soda Bread Tuesday, March 6 6:30pm Program code: SAT351 Learn to prepare this delicious Irish treat. Make your own loaf of bread from scratch and take it home to bake. (2 ½ hrs) Attention High School Seniors! Applications for the two $500 Friends of Sachem Library scholarships are available at the Teen Services Desk and in the guidance offices of Sachem North and Sachem East High Schools. The application deadline is Wednesday, March 21, SAVE THE DATE! Teen Cosplay Party Friday, April 20 6:30pm Dress up as your favorite anime or manga character. Dance, eat Japanese food, participate in a group skit, play anime-themed games, and party in the Library! 6 March image of money istock/kativ; background istock/mammuth

7 Children Go Bananas for Books! PARP Winter Reading Club 2012 Sunday, March 18 is the last day to turn in your reading log and receive an invitation to our family finale show. istock/janakatz SAVE THE DATE! NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK 2012 Sunday, April 8 to Sunday, April 15 Celebrate National Library Week with this year s special guest Olivia, the popular storybook and television character. Registration for National Library Week programs begins Tuesday, March 27 at 9:30am online or by telephone. Children s and Young Adult Author GORDON KORMAN Saturday, April 14 11:00am Mark your calendar! This will be a very special visit by the author of No More Dead Dogs, Swindle, The 6th Grade Nickname Game and several of the popular 39 Clues books. shutterstock/miloussk DROP IN FOR FUN! No registration is required, though audience size is limited. Tickets will be available one-half hour before the start of the program on a first come, first-served basis. Materials for these programs are appropriate for children 3-5 years old; however, all are welcome to attend. Family Fun Nights Wednesdays March 7 6:30pm March 21 6:30pm (30 to 45 minutes) Pajama Storytime Friday, March 9 6:30pm (30 to 45 minutes) Little Listeners Thursday, March 1 10:00am Thursday, March 8 10:00am Monday, March 26 10:00am (30 minutes) Saturday Family Matinee Winnie the Pooh Movie Saturday, March 31 2:00pm Return to the Hundred Acre Wood for a heartwarming original movie, and reunite with the beloved bear and his silly but steadfast friends for a magical family experience. (2011, G-1:03) istock/a-digit Bunnies, Bunnies, Bunnies Ages 3 to 5 with caregiver Monday, March 26 10:00am or 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm or 2:00pm Program code: SAJ517 Spring has arrived and brought some cuddly baby bunnies into the Children s Room! Make a soft bunny craft, hold and pet live baby bunnies, and listen to a baby rabbit story. No siblings. (45 minutes) Registration begins Monday, March 19 at 9:30am by telephone or online. istock Game Night Friday, March 23 7:00pm Grades 3 to 5 No registration required. (90 minutes) Book Time with a Dog Grades 1 to 5 20-minute appointments most Thursday evenings from 6:00pm-8:00pm Program code: SAJ311 These positive and supportive sessions are especially helpful to children who are struggling to read. Pick your favorite book and your favorite certified therapy dog and practice reading in a fun environment. Children may book two 20-minute appointments over a six-week period. Registration is ongoing: online, by phone or in person at the Children s istock/globalp Reference Desk. Shots for Tots Tuesday, March 27 3:00pm to 6:30pm, Room C No registration required. For more information, call: Child Health Immunization Program Hotline: background istock/denis March

8 March Monthly Programs and Services Free Blood Pressure Testing Thursday, March 1 12:00pm 1:30pm Library Tour Friday, March 2 11:00am Call for appointment Friends of Sachem Library Meeting Thursday, March 8 10:30am 12:30pm Writers Workshop Tuesday, March 13 6:45pm 8:45pm Arthritis Exercise Call for information Annual Budget Hearing & Board of Trustees Meeting Monday, March 19 Budget Hearing 7:00pm Board Meeting directly following Senior Advocate Thursday, April 19 2:30pm 4:30pm (every other month) Notary Public Services Mondays: 10:00am 12:00pm Wednesdays and Fridays: 2:00pm 4:00pm Health Care Counseling Tuesday, March 27 Call for appointment Book a Librarian Call Reference for appointment Career Counseling Call to schedule an appointment Defensive Driving Call for availability Tai Chi Classes Call for information LIRR to New York City Saturday, March 31 $10 round trip (non-refundable) Leave as a group at 9:40am out of Ronkonkoma Station. Register by Wednesday, March 28 at the Welcome Desk. CONNECTIONS Homebound Services Don t let a medical condition stop you from using your Library! Have your favorite books, magazines, CDs, and DVDs mailed directly to your home. Free home delivery via the U.S. Postal Service is available to district residents who are physically unable to travel to the Library due to illness or disability, whether permanent or temporary. For information, please call ext. 237 COMPUTER SERVICES Register online, in person, or by phone at , ext. 232, beginning Monday, February 27 at 9:30am. Classes are for district residents only. Seating is limited. All sessions are two hours, unless otherwise noted. Prerequisites are required for most programs; if you feel that you have met them, call the Technology Center for permission to waive the prerequisites. If you wish, you may try one of our online tests to bypass either the Domesticate Your Mouse or Beginning Word sessions at: TECH 30 Technical Help in 30 Minutes Mondays 10:00am-12:00pm Thursdays 6:30pm-8:30pm Fridays 2:30pm-4:30pm If you are stumped by something on your computer or digital device, call our Technology Center to schedule a personalized 30-minute session with one of our tech experts, or just drop in during regularly scheduled hours. INTRODUCTORY Domesticate Your Mouse Tuesday, March 6 11:30am Program code: SAEDYM No experience with computers? Take this class first. Practice clicking, double-clicking, and dragging. No Prerequisites Beginning Word 2010 Wednesdays, March 7 and 14 6:00pm Program code: SAEBMW Word 2010 basics for beginners. (4 hours; 2 two-hour classes) Prerequisite: Domesticate Your Mouse Internet for Beginners Thursday, March 8 12:00pm Program code: SAEIFB Internet beginners will be taught the very basics. Learn Internet history, terminology, and introductory techniques. Prerequisite: Domesticate Your Mouse Keyboard Confidence Tuesday, March 13 11:30am Program code: SAEKC In this introduction to the computer keyboard, you will learn the use of function keys, special keys, repeating keys, caps lock, and num lock. Prerequisite: Domesticate Your Mouse INTERMEDIATE Small Business Social Media Tips Thursday, March 1 7:00pm Program code: SAESBSMT Effective use of sites like facebook and twitter can enhance your web presence with little investment of time or money. Find out how your small business can wade into the social networking stream to become more visible to your customers and potential customers. (90 minutes) Prerequisites: You must already have basic Internet skills to benefit from this workshop. Familiarity with web-based is recommended. Intermediate Internet Thursday, March 15 12:00pm Program code: SAEII A second-level internet class for learning more about web browsers. 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