Adult Programs

Education and Entertainment:

  • Yoga
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    Monday, June 26, 2017 4:30 pm

    Dave Bonessi instructs you in this ancient practice to help body, mind and heart. All levels welcome; six-week series of basic postures. The 4:30 class suits those with prior experience; 6:15 class is more suited to beginners. Will not meet May 29. $42.

  • Lighthouses of Long Island
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    Tuesday, June 27, 2017 7:00 pm

    From beacon to coastal icon, join Jonathan Olly, Ph.D. and Assistant Curator at the Long Island Museum as he explores the history of Long Island’s enduring lighthouses. Topics of discussion include the construction of the Montauk Point Lighthouse in 1796 as well as their importance in modern American culture.

  • Easy Tai Chi
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    Thursday, June 29, 2017 12:00 pm, Thursday, July 6, 2017 12:00 pm, Thursday, July 13, 2017 12:00 pm

    Jim Cummings’ method of Tai Chi has easy, slow and rhythmic movements to improve balance, flexibility, energy and strength.
    Four 1-hour classes, $10.

  • Open Mic Night

  • Thursday, June 29, 2017 6:30 pm, Thursday, July 27, 2017 6:00 pm, Thursday, August 31, 2017 6:00 pm

    Hosted by Gene Hall, local resident. Poets, musicians, and more perform at the microphone. Sign up upon arrival.

  • Bellport.com’s General Acoustic Jam

  • Friday, July 7, 2017 6:30 pm, Friday, August 4, 2017 6:30 pm

    The Bellport.com partnership with South Country Library continues to present Acoustic Jams on select Fridays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The 20 year old local program offers an Acoustic Jam of general music: folk, rock, pop, and traditional one week and another Friday, Blues Acoustic Jams of strictly Blues music. Participants in a circle play an acoustic instrument (no amplifier) and/or sing along with fellow musicians. All skill levels of musicians and audience members are welcome. Registration not required.

  • Learn Spanish
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    Wednesday, July 12, 2017 7:00 pm, Wednesday, July 19, 2017 7:00 pm, Wednesday, July 26, 2017 7:00 pm, Wednesday, August 2, 2017 7:00 pm, Wednesday, August 9, 2017 7:00 pm, Wednesday, August 16, 2017 7:00 pm

    Learn the basics of the Spanish language in this course of six one-hour classes for beginners. Open to all, the class covers basic pronunciation and vocabulary to get you started speaking Spanish.

  • Defensive Driving
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    Monday, July 17, 2017 6:00 pm, Tuesday, July 18, 2017 6:00 pm, Monday, August 14, 2017 6:00 pm, Tuesday, August 15, 2017 6:00 pm

    Course completion entitles you to a 10% discount on vehicle liability, personal injury protection, and collision insurance for three years; and a reduction of up to 4 points on your driving record every 18 months. There is a fee of $27. Check or money order only, payable to Empire Safety Council. This program has on-going registration for South Country Library patrons. Please check for available classes.

  • Bellport.com’s Acoustic Blues Jam

  • Friday, July 21, 2017 6:30 pm, Friday, August 18, 2017 6:30 pm

    The Bellport.com partnership with South Country Library continues to present Acoustic Jams on select Fridays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The 20 year old local program offers an Acoustic Jam of general music: folk, rock, pop, and traditional one week and another Friday, Blues Acoustic Jams of strictly Blues music. Participants in a circle play an acoustic instrument (no amplifier) and/or sing along with fellow musicians. All skill levels of musicians and audience members are welcome. Registration not required.

  • Mah-Jongg Lessons
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    Tuesday, August 1, 2017 10:00 am, Tuesday, August 8, 2017 10:00 am, Tuesday, August 15, 2017 10:00 am

    Join instructor Jacqui Palatnik as we learn the game that has fascinated people for years with its strategies, sequences, and combinations. This class will introduce you to the tiles, and basic moves of this ancient game. Please bring a Mah Jongg card to the first class, which can be purchased local card stores.

  • Birding With the Fish Guy
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    Tuesday, August 1, 2017 7:00 pm

    Take a look at the sea’s feathered friends with Chris Paparo in this multi-media presentation. Find out what Long Island birds can be observed close to the shore and learn details about wading birds, waterfowl, and raptors, as well as where one can go to observe each of them.

  • AARP Defensive Driving
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    Monday, August 7, 2017 10:00 am, Tuesday, August 8, 2017 10:00 am

    You must attend both dates of the class for the month in order to receive credit. Course completion entitles you to insurance discounts and point reduction on your driving record. Check or Money Order only, payable to AARP. There is a fee of $20 for AARP members and $25 for non-members.

  • Top 10 Legal Issues to Think About When Starting Your Business
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    Monday, August 7, 2017 7:00 pm

    Interested in starting your own business? Join attorney Anne Marie Bowler as she discusses helpful topics such as different types of entities, trademarking considerations, operating agreements, ways to attract potential investors, and much more.

  • Antiques Roadshow
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    Monday, August 14, 2017 2:00 pm

    Free appraisals and fun! Eddie Costello takes a detour on his antiques roadshow to provide 40 lucky audience members with appraisals of one of their favorite treasures. In addition, everyone will be treated to lively presentation which teaches you how to identify today’s hottest antiques and collectibles. Please bring your item with you.

 

Computer and Technology:

  • Capturing Life With Digital Images
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    Wednesday, July 12, 2017 7:00 pm

    Professional photographer John Spoltore will help you turn your average images into works of art with various photography tips and techniques. With basic understanding and camera knowledge, you’ll be able to turn your snapshots into impressive imagery.

  • Understanding Your DSLR Camera
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    Thursday, August 17, 2017 7:00 pm

    John Spoltore returns to help users of DSLR cameras. He’ll discuss shooting modes, ISO, white balance, shutter speed, apertures, depth of field and more! Bring your camera and manual with you. You must have a basic understanding of how your camera works prior to this class.

 

Cooking & Crafts:

  • Copper Pendant
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    Wednesday, June 28, 2017 6:30 pm

    Join coppersmith Julio Saenz as he introduces you to the art of copper work during this two part class. Each participant will take home their own beautifully crafted copper pendant. $10.

  • Paint Night: Summertime Japanese Dragonfly
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    Thursday, July 20, 2017 7:00 pm

    Celebrate the arrival of Summer with Laura Goetz as she shows you how to paint a beautiful and elegant dragonfly. All materials provided, beginners welcome.

  • The Power of Food
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    Saturday, July 29, 2017 2:00 pm

    Hot off the heels of presenting in Alaska, Alabama, and Texas, this award-winning professional chef and culinary teacher brings his expertise on introducing more fruits and vegetables, and lean meats to you and your family. Learn easy to replicate, delicious and nutritious recipes and cooking techniques to 'raise the bar for family health'! All recipes available for tasting and sampling. Bring your kids or come solo, but come hungry! $5

 

Train Trips:

  • NYC in the Summertime Train Trip
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    Saturday, August 5, 2017 9:45 am

    After our group arrives, the day is yours to spend as you please. We will meet at the Ronkonkoma railroad station at 9:45 a.m., distribute return tickets and board the train at 10:05 a.m. as a group. The train will arrive at Penn Station at 11:30 am.; your return ticket is valid on any train before midnight. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. You may sign-up a maximum of five persons per library card.

 

Help and Information:

  • Career and Education Counseling

  • Monday, June 26, 2017 5:30 pm

    A monthly service for patrons of 30-minute appointments with education counselor Betty Velez. Service includes one-on-one college advising, help to write a résumé, fill out a job application, prepare for an interview, and more. Library cardholders only and only by appointment. Call or visit the library to schedule.

  • SNAP (formerly known as Food Stamps)

  • Wednesday, July 5, 2017 2:00 pm, Monday, July 10, 2017 10:00 am, Wednesday, July 19, 2017 2:00 pm, Monday, July 24, 2017 10:00 am, Wednesday, August 2, 2017 2:00 pm, Monday, August 7, 2017 10:00 am, Wednesday, August 16, 2017 2:00 pm, Monday, August 21, 2017 10:00 am, Wednesday, August 30, 2017 2:00 pm

    Island Harvest will be at the library to help with SNAP screening, applications, and to provide information and help mediate problems with Social Services.

  • Blood Drive

  • Friday, July 7, 2017 1:00 pm

    Persons age 16-75, who are in good health and weigh 110 lbs. minimum can donate blood. Persons 76 and older may donate with written physician’s permission dated within two weeks of the blood drive. Call the Long Island Blood Services at 1-800-688-0900 with medical eligibility questions. Walk-ins accepted. No registration.

  • Alzheimer and Dementia Support
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    Monday, July 10, 2017 1:00 pm, Monday, August 14, 2017 1:00 pm

    The Willing Hearts, Helpful Hands Caregiver Support Program offers a support group to caregivers for those with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Register online or call 516-586-1507.

  • Child/Family Health Plus

  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017 3:00 pm, Wednesday, August 9, 2017 3:00 pm

    A representative can help you enroll in a managed care plan of low-cost or no-cost health care through NYS, or Medicaid, if eligible. For information about what you need to bring in order to enroll, please call 631-656- 9783 or 631-435-3000. No registration required.

  • Senior Advocate

  • Monday, August 14, 2017 10:00 am

    Jacqueline Fleming, Suffolk County Office of the Aging helps you with questions about services and programs for seniors, paperwork for Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, HEAP, and ID cards. No registration required.

 

Clubs:

  • Chess Club

  • Monday, June 26, 2017 12:00 pm, Monday, July 3, 2017 12:00 pm, Monday, July 10, 2017 12:00 pm, Monday, July 17, 2017 12:00 pm, Monday, July 24, 2017 12:00 pm, Monday, July 31, 2017 12:00 pm, Monday, August 7, 2017 12:00 pm, Monday, August 14, 2017 12:00 pm, Monday, August 21, 2017 12:00 pm, Monday, August 28, 2017 12:00 pm

    NEW! No registration.

  • Bridge Club

  • Tuesday, June 27, 2017 1:00 pm, Tuesday, July 11, 2017 1:00 pm, Tuesday, July 18, 2017 1:00 pm, Tuesday, July 25, 2017 1:00 pm, Tuesday, August 1, 2017 1:00 pm, Tuesday, August 8, 2017 1:00 pm, Tuesday, August 15, 2017 1:00 pm, Tuesday, August 22, 2017 1:00 pm, Tuesday, August 29, 2017 1:00 pm

    Meet and play. Join the fun and bring a friend! Meets every Tuesday from 1-3:30. No registration is required.

  • Mah-Jongg Club

  • Wednesday, June 28, 2017 10:00 am, Wednesday, July 5, 2017 10:00 am, Wednesday, July 12, 2017 10:00 am, Wednesday, July 19, 2017 10:00 am, Wednesday, July 26, 2017 10:00 am, Wednesday, August 2, 2017 10:00 am, Wednesday, August 9, 2017 10:00 am, Wednesday, August 16, 2017 10:00 am, Wednesday, August 23, 2017 10:00 am, Wednesday, August 30, 2017 10:00 am

    Enjoy this ancient Chinese game with friends and fellow enthusiasts. We have two sets for you to share or you can bring your own. Meets every Wednesday from 10am-12pm. No registration is required.

  • Canasta Club

  • Wednesday, June 28, 2017 12:30 pm, Wednesday, July 5, 2017 12:30 pm, Wednesday, July 12, 2017 12:30 pm, Wednesday, July 19, 2017 12:30 pm, Wednesday, July 26, 2017 12:30 pm, Wednesday, August 2, 2017 12:30 pm, Wednesday, August 9, 2017 12:30 pm, Wednesday, August 16, 2017 12:30 pm, Wednesday, August 23, 2017 12:30 pm, Wednesday, August 30, 2017 12:30 pm

    Meet friends and fellow canasta enthusiasts weekly. No registration is required.

  • Friends of the South Country Library

  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017 7:00 pm, Wednesday, August 9, 2017 7:00 pm

    New! Interested in becoming more active and involved to support South Country Library? “Friends” are enthusiastic library lovers who assist with fundraising, library advocacy and a variety of other fun and vital contributions to the library’s role in the community. Join assistant director Patrick O’Leary in the Sanford Room for an informational meeting about this new group. Refreshments will be served.