ADVERTISING: June 2022
KINDLY LIST THE FOLLOWING PUBLICITY AT YOUR EARLIEST CONVENIENCE, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
Please note: Registration dates are for WBPL cardholders. Non-residents may register 14 days prior to program. Registrants must have an email address to attend virtual programs. Online registration is available for all programs; payment is due in-person within 48 hours.
Wednesdays: June 1-29 WBA401
Join Heather Casale for this monthly yoga series. June registration begins Wednesday, May 4.
Non-refundable/transferable fee for the 5-week June session: $10.
Fridays: June 3-24 WBA431
Join Cindy Merkler for this monthly Zumba series. June registration begins Friday, May 6.
Non-refundable/ transferable fee for the 4-week June sessions: $8.
DIY: Bird Feeders
June 2-8 WBA130
TAKE HOME KIT
Build and decorate a beautiful bird feeder. Sure to attract some amazing birds to your yard! West Babylon Card holders only. Registration begins Thursday, May 5.
ELECTRONIC RECYCLING EVENT
Saturday, June 4, 10am – 2pm
Bring your used computers, cell phones, flat screen computer monitors, laptops, tablets, servers, wire & cable, metals, circuit boards, printers, hard drives & storage devices, batteries (lead-acid and rechargeable), car batteries, and more to the Library parking lot for safe disposal. All metals accepted. CRT old tube televisions and monitors, flat screen televisions, wood, and garbage WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. No registration required. Patrons will be helped on a first come, first served basis.
PAINT NIGHT: DAY AT THE BEACH
Tuesday, June 7 6:45-8pm WBA131
Join Kathy Reccardi in person at the Library as she demonstrates another beautiful masterpiece. Registration begins Tuesday, May 10. Non-refundable/transferable fee: $5.
MEDICAID ENROLLMENT ASSISTANCE
Wednesday, June 8, 10 am-3 pm
The Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council will have facilitated enrollers trained by the NY State Department of Health at our Library to assist the aged, blind, and disabled populations with enrollment. Sign up will be first-come, first-served and is free of charge. For more information, call the Nassau Suffolk Hospital Council at 631-435-3000.
WBPL WRITER’S CLUB
Wednesday, June 8, 11am-12:30pm WBA25
Join us and other writers who share similar interests as we conduct an interactive workshop where you can share and discuss creative ideas. No experience necessary.
SHARKS OF NY AND LONG ISLAND
Wednesday, June 8, 7-8 pm WBA226
Did you know sharks have existed longer than trees? Discover the range of magnificent and diverse shark species we share our local shores and waters with. Find out about shark myths and the histories of shark attacks in New York. Join The Whaling Museum and Education Center of Cold Spring Harbor and find out everything you ever wanted to know about sharks. A Zoom link will be provided by the Library. Registration for all begins Wednesday, May 11.
June 9-15 WBA626
VIRTUAL WITH KIT
Join the Baking Coach and learn how to make this all-time favorite. Baking Kit and video link will be provided by the Library. Registrants will be contacted when baking kits are available for pick-up. Registration begins Thursday, May 12. Non-refundable/transferable materials fee: $5.
BUSY PERSON’S BOOK GROUP
Thursday, June 9, 7-8:30pm WBA10
Socialize, mix and mingle at this evening book discussion. Residents and non-residents welcome! This month's book is The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi. Copies of the novel are available at the Circulation Desk upon registration or for download via Libby. Please have your Library Card handy.
FRIEND OR FOE: INSECT IDENTIFICATION FOR GARDENING SUCCESS!
Monday, June 13 7-8pm WBA507
Good gardeners know that not every insect in the garden is a pest! This presentation will provide insight on the importance of scouting for insects, provide resources to help with proper identification of common garden pests through all lifecycles, and help you recognize beneficial insects that could get caught in the crossfire. Join gardener Regina Dlugokencky and learn the ins and outs of those garden pests. A Zoom link will be provided by the Library. Registration for all begins Monday, May 16.
SHIP ABLAZE: THE TRAGEDY OF THE STEAMBOAT GENERAL SLOCUM
Tuesday, June 14, 7-8pm WBA227
On June 15, 1904, the General Slocum caught fire and sank in the East River of NYC. Although over 1,000 people were killed in the blaze, most people have never head of the tragedy. Join Edward O’Donnell, author of Ship Ablaze, on the eve of the anniversary and learn about one of New York’s biggest tragedies. A Zoom link will be provided by the Library. Registration for all begins Tuesday, May 17.
UNDER THE SEA SUMMER BOWL
June 16-22 WBA133
VIRTUAL WITH KIT
Enjoy the breezy days of Summer and showcase your salads in this hand painted plastic bowl. Join Shirley Ruby virtually and learn to paint an ocean scene in vibrant colors. Registration begins Thursday, May 19. Non-residents may register beginning Thursday, June 2. Non- refundable/transferable materials fee: $5. Video link will be available June 16- June 30.
SHED THE MEDS
Saturday, June 18, 10am – 2pm
A representative from the Suffolk County Police Department will be at the Library to collect any unused or expired medications. No registration required. Patrons will be assisted on a first come, first served basis. Please be aware, social distancing will be observed and participants must wear a mask. Thank you for your cooperation.
BOOKS & BITES BOOK GROUP
Monday, June 20, 7-8pm WBA50
Are you in your 20s and 30s and looking for a book group geared toward you? Then join us for a Zoom book discussion. You can also find and follow us on Meetup.com for more information. This month's book is Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Copies of the novel are available at the Circulation Desk upon registration or for download via Libby. Please have your Library Card handy.
June 21-27 WBA624
TAKE HOME KIT
Join the Chocolicious Chocolatier and make these sweet summertime treats. Registrants will be contacted when baking kits are available for pick-up. Registration begins Tuesday, May 24. Non-residents may register beginning Tuesday, June 7. Non-refundable/transferable materials fee: $5.
DIY: SEASHELL WREATH
June 22-28 WBA134
TAKE HOME KIT
Decorate your own summertime seashell wreath! West Babylon Card holders only. Registration begins Wednesday, May 25.
Thursday, June 23, 7-8pm WBA135
Join florist, Irene, in person at the Library and create a beautiful floral arrangement. Space is limited, program fee must be paid within 48 hours of registration to secure your spot. Registration begins Thursday, May 26. Non-refundable/transferable materials fee: $5.
WILD LONG ISLAND
Tuesday, June 28, 7-8pm WBA228
Join Chris Paparo, aka the “Fish Guy,” and learn about the fascinating wildlife that can be found on the land, in the air, and in the waters of Long Island. A Zoom link will be provided by the Library. Registration for all begins Tuesday, May 31.
EMPIRE DEFENSIVE DRIVING
Wednesday, June 29, 10am-4pm WBA302
Attend this class and you may be eligible for an auto premium discount and reduction of violation points. A $35 non-refundable check or money order (NO CASH) payable to Empire Safety Council is due at sign-up. One Registration per Library card. Please be aware that space is limited and payment is due within 48 hours of registration in order to keep your spot. Registration begins Wednesday, June 1.
ITALIAN CHEESECAKE WITH LEMON ZEST
June 30-July 7 WBA625
VIRTUAL WITH KIT
Join the Baking Coach and learn how to make this yummy cheesecake. Baking Kit and video link will be provided by the Library. Registrants will be contacted when baking kits are available for pick-up. Registration begins Thursday, June 2. Non-residents may register beginning Thursday, June 16. Non-refundable/transferable materials fee: $5.
LET’S TALK ABOUT BOOKS
Thursday, June 30, 1:30-3:30pm WBA40
Join the West Babylon Literary Club to meet and discuss a novel. Copies of this month’s novel are available at the circulation desk upon registration or for download via Libby. This month’s book is Hour of the Witch by Chris Bohjalian. Please have your Library card handy.