Adult Virtual Online Programs

 

In response to this coronavirus crisis, we are trying our best to bring virtual online programs to our community to help everyone cope with being told to remain in their homes. We here at the Amityville Public Library are trying to bring the library to you while we are unable to have programs in person. Here is a list of those virtual online programs we have set up so far and how to register for those programs. Come back to see what else we've added on! Stay safe and well!

Important Registration Information:  Some virtual programs require you to email us with the desired program title as the subject and your full name in the body of the email to sign up. When doing so, YOU MUST SEND A SEPARATE EMAIL FOR EACH PROGRAM YOU WOULD LIKE TO REGISTER FOR. This helps us to avoid confusion. Thank you!

Black History Month Programs

Songs of Liberation & Love - Virtual Concert
Tuesday, February 23

Celebrate the African-American experience with songs of liberation and love! This showcase highlights luminaries who used their talents to elevate, educate, and encourage through music. Their contributions played an important role in the history of America and offered lasting cultural contributions to the world. This musical journey includes gospel, jazz, soul, and pop with songs recorded by Mahalia Jackson, Dinah Washington, Sam Cooke, Nina Simone, Curtis Mayfield, Aretha Franklin, Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, and more!

To register: Email us at adult@amityvillepubliclibrary.org with “Songs of Liberation and Love” as the subject line. When registering, please include your full name in the body of the email.

**Note: This is a pre-recorded video that will be posted until March 9th.

Book Discussion Programs

Book Discussions are online via Zoom! Please register for each book discussion you would like to participate in. Instructions and a link to the Zoom meeting will be emailed to you. A Suffolk County Library card with a valid email address in your library card record are needed to participate. Contact the library at Adult@amityvillepubliclibrary.org or by phone at (631) 264 - 0567 if you need assistance.

March Book Discussion:
Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
Wednesday, March 24
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. via Zoom

Taken hostage by a failed bank robber while attending an open house, eight anxiety-prone strangers--including a redemption-seeking bank director, two couples who would fix their marriages, and a plucky octogenarian--discover their unexpected common traits.

 

Books available at the Circulation Desk after February 24th. eBooks and audiobooks available through the Over-drive/Live-brary link on our website.

 

To register: Email us at Adult@amityvillepubliclibrary.org with “Book Discussion Anxious People” as the subject line. When registering, please include your full name in the body of the email.

Creative Writing Programs

Creative Writing

Mondays of January 4, 25, February 8, 22, March 8 and 22

10:30am - 12:30pm

Have you ever wanted to write? Do you have stories inside of you that need to be told? Come join our friendly and supportive creative writing group and get those stories written. You'll be glad you did. 

This program meets every other Monday from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm through Zoom. First virtual class will start on Monday, November 2nd. 

 

If you are interested in joining this virtual program, please email us at adult@amityvillepubliclibrary.org to be placed on the wait list.

Food & Craft Programs

Chinese Cooking Class

Monday, February 8

7-8pm

Penn Hongthong will demonstrate how to make simple, healthy and very tasty Chinese Cooking for Chinese New Year.

Family Cookie and Brownie Decorating

Wednesday, February 10

3:00 – 4:00 pm

15 kits plus video available.

Enjoy decorating 12 cookies with sugar glaze, fondant and sprinkles after viewing an instructional video.

 

To register: Email us at adult@amityvillepubliclibrary.org with “Cookie and Brownie Decorating” as the subject line. When registering, please include your full name in the body of the email.

 

**Note: This program will include a pickup of supplies for a kit (curbside pickup as an option). We will email you when the kits are ready to be picked up and the instructional video will be emailed to you.

**Note: You have until March 10th to view the video.
February Winter Food Festival with Rob Scott

Saturday, February 20

3-4pm

Join Chef Rob for Face Book Live session on Saturday, February 20 at 3:00 pm. You will be supplied with recipes in advance to make tomato, basil, mozzarella quesadillas with a parmesan crust, panko Chicken Milanese with blistered tomatoes and basil sauce along with The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Oatmeal cookie as dessert. These recipes will feed a family of four.

 

To register: Email us at adult@amityvillepubliclibrary.org with “February Winter food Festival” as the subject line. When registering, please include your full name in the body of the email. We will email you the Face Book link when available.

If you missed the Facebook Live event and want to view the video, click the button below! Click the recipe buttons below so you can cook along with Chef Rob!

Essential Oils-Take and Make Mask Spray

Thursday, February 11

7-8pm

20 kits available plus Zoom link.

During this zoom event, you will be making a Mask Spray using natural essential oils. This mask spray will help you breathe better while using your mask. It will keep your lungs and nasal passages clear and open! All materials will be provided to you - all you have to do is pick up your kit at the library and join on zoom!

 

To register: Email us at adult@amityvillepubliclibrary.org with “Essential Oils-Take and Make” as the subject line. When registering, please include your full name in the body of the email.

 

**Note: This program will include a pickup of supplies for a kit (curbside pickup as an option). We will email you when the kits are ready to be picked up and the Zoom link will be emailed to you.

**Note: You have until March 11th to view the video.
Irish Soda Bread

Thursday, March 11

25 kits available plus video.

Kits come with non-perishable ingredients for you to make Irish Soda Bread at home.

 

To register: Email us at adult@amityvillepubliclibrary.org with “Irish Soda Bread” as the subject line. When registering, please include your full name in the body of the email.

 

**Note: This program will include a pickup of supplies for a kit (curbside pickup as an option). We will email you when the kits are ready to be picked up and the Zoom link will be emailed to you.

Matisse Goldfish Virtual Watercolor Class

Monday, March 22nd

20 kits available with video.

Learn about Henri Matisse as we draw and paint a colorful painting of bright orange fish and big green leaves in watercolors. Step by step with Art Teacher Amy. 

No experience necessary. All levels welcome. There will be time for questions in this online classroom setting. Supplies will be available at the library including watercolors, a brush, watercolor paper, sharpie and pencil. All you will need is a cup of water! 

 

To register: Email us at adult@amityvillepubliclibrary.org with “Matisse Goldfish” as the subject line. When registering, please include your full name in the body of the email.

 

**Note: This program will include a pickup of supplies for a kit (curbside pickup as an option). We will email you when the kits are ready to be picked up and the instructional video will be emailed to you. You will have until April 12th to view the video.

**Note: This class is currently full and has a waitlist. All are welcome, but because of limited supplies, Amityville patrons will be given priority when registering.

Health & Wellness Programs (Ongoing Monthly)

**Note: Since these programs are ongoing, you don't have to register again every month. Once you register once with us or on the Facebook group, you are all set for however long you want to continue the class!**

Zoom Into Zumba
Tuesdays, 10-11am

This will be a Zoom meeting workout! Get ready to take the “work” out of workout! Cindy will mix low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party! Come ready to sweat and prepare to leave empowered and feeling strong. 

 

Classes will meet on Tuesdays from 10:00 am to 11:00 starting July 7th. If you want to join,  email us at adult@amityvillepubliclibrary.org with “Zumba” as the subject line. When registering, please include your full name in the body of the email. If you would like to catch this class on your own time, just request to join the Facebook Zumba group by clicking this link! Amityville Public Library - Zumba

 

To register: email us at adult@amityvillepubliclibrary.org with "Zumba" as the subject and your full name in the body of the email to receive the Zoom link.

Note: The Zoom link for Zumba will always be the same! So once you have it, you can use it from month to month!

Qigong
Tuesdays
11:30am-12:30pm

Qigong (pronounced chi kung) is an ancient Chinese form of exercise that is similar to tai chi. You will be introduced to the 18 Lohan Hands — a fluid, dance-like moving meditation handed down from the Shaolin Temple. Qigong helps reduce stress and anxiety, increases strength and flexibility and lifts your spirit!  Please have a mat and water with you. Zoom Classes will meet on Tuesdays from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm!

Note: The Zoom link for Qigong will always be the same! So once you have it, you can use it from month to month!

**Note: If the library is closed, this program will be cancelled due to it running on our Zoom.

Reiki with Nadia
Tuesdays of January 5, 19, 26, February 9, 23, March 9
& 23 - 7 pm to 8 pm

 

Please join Reiki Master Teacher & Meditation/Mindfulness Instructor, Nadia Mitchell for a Virtual Reiki-infused Meditation Class. Enjoy Guided Imagery, relaxation and energy check-ins. Participants will feel a deep sense of relaxation, relief, reduced anxiety and enhanced mental clarity. Please wear comfortable clothing and have a Yoga mat and/or blanket handy with water to drink. All classes are on Tuesdays at 7pm! 

Remember that you can also catch recordings of each class on our Reiki Facebook Group! Request to join and we will add you.

 

Register for classes separately here:

 

January 5 - Cancelled

January 19 - Zoom Registration Link (Rescheduled date)

January 26 - Zoom Registration Link

February 9 - Zoom Registration Link

February 23 - Zoom Registration Link

March 9 - Zoom Registration Link

March 23 - Zoom Registration Link

Adult Chair Yoga
Wednesdays, 10-11am 
 

This is a virtual chair yoga class led by our teacher Sandra! This live virtual class on Facebook Live will run as long as we are unable to have programs in the library and as long as the teacher is available to do so. Come join us every Wednesday morning from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on our Facebook group! Come namaste and relax during this stressful time in our lives! If you want to join, just click the photo or link above then join the group to have access!

Adult Beginners Yoga
Wednesdays, 2-3pm

This is a virtual beginners yoga class led by our teacher Sandra! This live virtual class through Facebook Live will run as long as we are unable to have programs in the library and as long as the teacher is available to do so. Come join us every Wednesday afternoon from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on our Facebook group! Come namaste and relax during this stressful time in our lives! If you want to join, just click the photo or link above then join the group to have access!

Our Thursday morning yoga teacher Jolanta is going to teach Intermediate Morning Hatha Yoga virtual classes on Facebook Live so her class can get their yoga on while we are going through this difficult time and the library is closed! Just request to join this group by clicking on the picture above and come join her on Thursday mornings from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to enjoy practicing yoga. This virtual class will run as long as we are unable to have programs in the library and as long as the teacher is available to do so.

**Note: If the library is closed, this program will be cancelled due to it running on our Zoom.

Health and Wellness (Non-Recurring)

Chakras 101

Monday, February 22

*rescheduled date from February 2*

A 60 min overview of the 7 Chakras, their locations and how the role they play with Q & A.

 

 

***If you would like to watch Chakras 101 on your own time just go to our Facebook page, click ‘Groups’ and ask to join "Amityville Public Library – Healing Mind & Spirit Group”. The post will stay up until the following session so watch it whenever you want and as many times as you want!

No Need to Fudge It, Eat on a Budget by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County

Thursday, March 25

10:00 am – 11:00 am or From 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

During this workshop participants will practice planning meals from foods on sale by using grocery store flyers. Learn to compare unit prices and locale local food resources available to families.  

 

 

To register: Email us at adult@amityvillepubliclibrary.org with “No Need to Fudge It” as the subject line. When registering, please include your full name in the body of the email and if you will be participating in the 10:00 am session or the 7:00 pm session. We will email you the Zoom link when it is available.

Chakras 102

Tuesday, March 16

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A 60 min supportive discussion with tips on how to put yourself first when you have limited time. The program will also include a 5 min Guided Meditation, to assist with stress reduction.

 

To register: Click on the 'Register' button below to register through Zoom.

 

***If you would like to watch Chakras 102 on your own time just go to our Facebook page, click ‘Groups’ and ask to join ‘Amityville Public Library – Healing Mind & Spirit Group”. The post will stay up until the following session so watch it whenever you want and as many times as you want!

**Note: If the library is closed, this program will be cancelled due to it running on our Zoom.

Bollywood Dance Fitness with Ajna
Mondays of April 5, 12 & 19
From 7 pm – 8 pm

Get up and move with a dancer of Ajna Dance Company! Join us for 3 weeks as we dance through the styles of Bollywood and Bhangra, break a sweat, and have some fun.

To register: Email us at adult@amityvillepubliclibrary.org with “Bollywood Dance” as the subject line. When registering, please include your full name in the body of the email. We will email you the Zoom link when it is available. All are welcome!
 

History & Genealogy

Start Climbing Your Family Tree: An Introduction To Genealogy
Thursday, March 4
7 pm - 8pm

With all the new available resources out there, it is no surprise genealogy has become America's 2nd most popular hobby! Learn how and where to start planting your family tree. Find out what records are out there and how to utilize your library's free Ancestry.com database. (Instead of Ancestry, this can also be tailored to using the always fee site, Family Search).

To register: Email us at adult@amityvillepubliclibrary.org with “Start Climbing Your Family Tree” as the subject line. When registering, please include your full name in the body of the email. We will email you the Zoom link when it is available.

Suffrage: The Fight for Women’s Right
Thursday, March 18 
7pm - 8pm

Women today enjoy many rights and privileges that their fore-bearers never knew. This program chronicles the fight for the woman's right to vote along with other rights that they were previously denied. An eye opening discussion of how we have gotten where we are and where we still need to go.   Meet the women who drove the fight to be recognized as U.S. citizens equally under the law.  Performed in period costume. 

 

To register: Email us at adult@amityvillepubliclibrary.org with “Suffrage: Fight for Women’s Rights” as the subject line. When registering, please include your full name in the body of the email. We will email you the Zoom link when it is available. 

Language Learning

American
Sign Language
Thursdays
(starting March 11th)
7pm - 8pm

American Sign Language  is the third most used language in the United States. In this beginner class you will learn finger spelling, numbers, vocabulary and basic conversational phrases. Instructor Rosemary Algios holds a degree in American Sign Language and has many years of experience.

Music, Theater, & Dance Programs

Virtual Guitar with Chris Fury
Mondays of 
January 4, 11, 25, February 1, 8, 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
from 7 to 8 pm

Have you always wanted to play guitar? Do you have a guitar that is just sitting there collecting dust? Well let’s begin your musical journey. In this series of classes you will obtain a rock solid foundation to go from absolute beginner to actually playing the guitar. Join Chris Fury, a professional guitarist, who will coach you through the basics live during this virtual class. There will also be time for questions and answers as well throughout. So grab your guitars and let’s rock!

 

To register: Email us at adult@amityvillepubliclibrary.org with “Virtual Guitar” as the subject line. When registering, please include your full name in the body of the email.

Fiddlers Green -
Virtual Concert
Saturday, March 13
2 p.m.

Fiddlers Green is a band of Long Island musicians dedicated to traditional folk music - including Irish, Scottish, English and American. Larry Moser sings and plays hammered dulcimer, accordion, English concertina and guitar. In addition to performing he does sound work, recording and video. Patrick O’Rourke sings and plays guitar and percussion. He has a classic Irish tenor voice, well suited to songs like Danny Boy and Come Back to Erin. Max Rowland sings and plays anglo concertina, banjo, accordion and mandolin. He loves sailing and nautical lore. Mary Nagin sings and plays fiddle - the most essential instrument in traditional music. Fiddlers Green’s Irish music concerts have been popular around Long Island for over twenty years. The band is known for a wide variety of music, from rousing to poignant, and for engaging audiences with humorous banter, and songs with easy choruses. Come enjoy this virtual concert as you get into the St. Patrick's Day spirit!

 

To register: Email us at adult@amityvillepubliclibrary.org with "Fiddlers Green" as the subject and your full name in the body of the email. When the prerecorded video is ready, we'll email you the link as well as post it on our website!

Steel Impressions - Virtual Concert
Saturday, February 13
2 p.m.

Shake off the winter blues by dancing to the pulsating sounds of the Caribbean with Steel Impressions Steelband. Turn up the volume on your computer, mix your favorite tropical drink and let's feel IRIE!

 

To register: Email us at adult@amityvillepubliclibrary.org with “Steel Impressions” as the subject line. When registering, please include your full name in the body of the email.

**Note: This is a pre-recorded video concert!

**Note: Video will be available until March 6th.**

Holi Dance Celebration Workshop
Monday, March 29
From 7 pm – 8 pm

Join a teaching artist of Ajna Dance Company for their Holi Dance Celebration workshop to learn about Indian culture through dance and music. We will discuss the significance of Holi, the 'Festival of Colors', and learn different styles of dance that come from the diverse country that is India. And after you watch and learn, be ready to get up and dance with us!

 

To register: Email us at adult@amityvillepubliclibrary.org with “Holi Dance” as the subject line. When registering, please include your full name in the body of the email. We will email you the Zoom link when it is available. All are welcome!

Movie Mavericks
Tuesday, March 30

Motion Pictures began with just one moving image- just a few seconds long.  It has evolved to the diverse, dazzling medium we enjoy today. Movie Mavericks combines a pre-recorded fun lecture with film clips, starting from the silent era, to today that broke the rules, tried new innovations, such as color, sound, widescreen.   Learn how filmmakers like Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg and Quentin Tarantino and more reshaped the art of movies.

 

Glenn Andreiev has presented on line lectures on all aspects of Film History. He has made several documentaries and feature films. He has lectured at The Cinema Arts Centre, local libraries, senior centers and at the Northport VA.

To register: Email us at adult@amityvillepubliclibrary.org with “Movie Mavericks” as the subject line. When registering, please include your full name in the body of the email. We will email you the video when it is available. 

**Video available until April 30**

Save the Great South Bay Presents...

Bay Friendly Yards: Recycling Water (Zoom)
Saturday, March 13
10 to 11 a.m.

Reduce, reuse, recycle applies to water as well. In this one-hour presentation, native habitat restoration expert, Frank Piccininni of Save The Great South Bay, will discuss rain barrels and bioswales to recycle water in your yard, reducing stormwater runoff and helping to keep the Great South Bay clean and healthy.

To register: Email us at adult@amityvillepubliclibrary.org with “Recycling Water” as the subject line. When registering, please include your full name in the body of the email. We will email you the Zoom link when it is available.

Virtual Transportation

Innovation Series Presents...

Bike Babylon
Wednesday, March 10
 
7 to 8 p.m.

Village Trustee Robyn Silvestri and the Babylon Bicycle Advisory committee will share new bike maps with QR codes, history of Babylon biking/intro to local paths, and a new bike club coming this Summer as part of the Village Summer Recreation Program.

 

To register: Email us at adult@amityvillepubliclibrary.org with “Bike Babylon” as the subject line. When registering, please include your full name in the body of the email. We will email you the meeting link when it is available.

 Virtual Video Vacation Programs

Savvy Sightseer Video Vacation Amsterdam
Friday,
February 5

Enjoy visiting the compact capital of the Netherlands, which offers so much! From a church hidden in an attic to picturesque canals and the dramatic Anne Frank annex, there’s plenty by which to be amazed. Hear travel, cultural and historical tidbits about this fabulous region while taking a spectacular tour of Amsterdam and Dutch windmills.

 

To register: Email us at adult@amityvillepubliclibrary.org with “Amsterdam” as the subject line. When registering, please include your full name in the body of the email. We will email you the video when it is available.

**Video available until March 5**

Savvy Sightseer Video Vacation Germany
Friday,
February 19

With more than 25,000 castles and palaces, quaint timbered towns and busy eclectic cities, Germany embodies diversity. Bordered by nine different countries and multiple influences, Germany can’t be easily categorized, giving it a unique appeal for any traveler. You’ll be spellbound by scenic splendors, including: the infamous Brandenburg Gate, historic Potsdam and Aachen, picturesque Rhine River, charming towns of Heidelberg, Rothenberg, Dresden - and so much more!

 

To register: Email us at adult@amityvillepubliclibrary.org with “Germany” as the subject line. When registering, please include your full name in the body of the email. We will email you the video when it is available.

**Video available until March 19.**

Savvy Sightseer Video Vacation Lakes District, Northwest England
Friday,
March 5

You’ll go to Chester and take a walk on the largest remaining Roman wall and find the only house in town to escape the plague – and learn why! Then see why poet William Wordsworth was so inspired by the lovely Lake District, and children’s author Beatrix Potter set her adventures for Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny in the fields and gardens she so loved near Windermere, the longest lake in the district as well as all of England. Along the way, you’ll stop in at Liverpool and some popular Beatles sights.

 

To register: Email us at adult@amityvillepubliclibrary.org with “Lakes District” as the subject line. When registering, please include your full name in the body of the email. We will email you the video when it is available.

Video available until April 5.

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