March Events for Adults at the Cold Spring Harbor Library

ECOBENEFICIAL GARDENING 101: BOOSTING THE ECOSYSTEM IN YOUR OWN GARDEN
Wednesday, March 1 at 12 pm
Even the most beautiful gardens are not always healthy ecosystems. Your yard is more than a combination of trees, shrubs and perennials – it’s complex system where all living things are connected.  Gardening with an ecosystem approach contributes to species diversity, attracting and supporting more birds, butterflies, pollinators, and beneficial insects. Our presenter, Kim Eierman, will explain how the design choices you make, the plants you select, and the maintenance practices you use can make a huge difference in creating a beautiful, healthy ecosystem, filled with life.

Co-sponsored with the Three Harbor Garden Club. Free and open to all. Advance registration appreciated.  To register or for more information, contact Information Services at 631-692-6820 or visit our event calendar at www.cshlibrary.org.

About our speaker

Kim Eierman is an Environmental Horticulturist specializing in ecological landscapes and native plants. Based in New York, she teaches at the New York Botanical Garden, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, The Native Plant Center in NY, Rutgers Home Gardeners School and several other institutions.  Kim is an active speaker nationwide on many ecological landscape topics, presenting for industry conferences, “green events,” Master Gardener groups, garden clubs, nature centers, Audubon Society chapters, beekeeping groups, and other organizations interested in environmental improvements.  Kim also provides horticultural consulting to homeowners and commercial clients.

In addition to being a Certified Horticulturist through the American Society for Horticultural Science, Kim is a Master Gardener, a Master Naturalist, an Accredited Organic Landcare Professional, a Steering Committee member of The Native Plant Center and a member of the Garden Writers Association.

 
BREAKFAST & BRUNCH WITH LUCY VAN HORN
Saturday, March 4 at 11am

 

Lucy Van Horn returns with another cooking demonstration and tasting.  This class will introduce you to ricotta pancakes, mozzarella sandwiches, overnight French toast and waffles in ways you’ve never tried before.  Class starts at 11am and you should be munching on these delicious creations by 1pm.
 
Limited to 20. Open to those ages 16+. 

Register at Information Services by Thursday, March 2 with $5 cash or check payable to the Cold Spring Harbor Library.

 

PLANTS THAT CLEAN THE AIR WITH PAULEY THE PLANT GUY
Saturday, March 11 at 11:30am

Horticulturalist Paul Levine will discuss plants that clean your indoor air. Q&A session follows. As an added bonus, a few lucky attendees will leave with samples of Mr. Levine’s plants.

Free and open to all. Advance registration appreciated.  To register or for more information, contact Information Services at 631-692-6820 or visit our event calendar at www.cshlibrary.org.

A WRITER’S WORKSHOP WITH DEBBY PEOPLES

Nine Mondays: March 13 through May 22 (No class on April 10), from 1-3pm

Learn about the process of writing in a safe and supportive environment!
 
Writer, author, and publisher Debby Peoples will lead this series of classes for those new to writing as well as experienced writers looking to advance their skills. Class participants will hone their writing skills and gain confidence in their ability to write.  Minimum of three/ maximum of ten students.
 
Register at Information Services Desk with your check for $90 payable to the CSH Library.

 

MOUNTAIN MAIDENS: ALL IRISH MUSIC CONCERT
Sunday, March 19 at 2PM

The Mountain Maidens are Marie Mularczyk O’Connell, Candice Baranello and Lorraine Berger, three voices blended in splendid harmonies that will lift your spirit and warm your heart. They sing folk, country, gospel, and songs of social justice, accompanied by guitars, banjo, dulcimer, autoharp, spoons and castanets. Inspired by Appalachian music, they have brought the deep modal harmonies of this tradition to their repertoire. They also sing rich madrigals, Sacred Harp Music and hymns, and Irish songs. Marie plays guitar, banjo, mandolin, dulcimer, dumbec, bones and spoons, and sings British and American folksongs and Jewish music.

 

Candice (Candy) Baranello plays dulcimer and sings traditional, Old Timey, classical and gospel. Lorraine Berger plays guitar and flamenco castanets, and sings in a beautiful alto. Special guest Alice Backer is a classically-trained violinist who plays bluegrass, Irish, Scottish, and Klezmer music.

 

This program is free and appropriate for all ages.

 

Advance registration appreciated.  To register or for more information, contact Information Services at 631-692-6820 or visit our event calendar at www.cshlibrary.org.

CALLIGRAFFITI & BEYOND WITH HELEN MURDOCK-PREP
Tuesdays, March 21, 28; April 4, 18, 25; and May 2 (No class on April 11), from 7-8:30pm

 

Join us as we continue to explore the art of beautiful handwriting. In these classes, we will learn more about the bold, scripted style known as Calligraffiti. We will also be introduced to new writing instruments, inks, techniques, and calligraphic styles, such as Foundational, Italic and Copperplate. Please bring one 3.8mm Pilot Parallel pen (the one with a light green cap), and one Parchment pad with you to class.

 

Min of 5 /Max of 12 students. Open to all; you do not need to have a CSH Library card in order to participate.

 

Register in advance at the Information Services Desk with a check for $100 made payable to the CSH Library.

 

THE HEART OF A CHAMPION: A BASKETBALL COACH’S MEMOIR OF A CHAMPIONSHIP
Tuesday, March 21 at 7pm

Former St. Anthony’s High School basketball coach, Dr. Gus Alfieri, will discuss his book, The Heart of a Champion; his memories of Kenny Atkinson, coach of the Brooklyn Nets; and, of course, March Madness! Books available for purchase and signing.

This program is free and open to all. Advance registration appreciated. 

 

To register or for more information, contact Information Services at 631-692-6820 or visit our event calendar at www.cshlibrary.org

 

THE WOMAN, THE GARDEN, IN ART
Wednesday, March 22 at 2pm

Art lecturer Louise Cella Caruso develops the analogy between the female and a blooming garden in this lecture, which will feature paintings by Homer, Gauguin, Botticelli, Monet, Hiroshige II, and many more.

This program is free and open to all. Advance registration appreciated. 

 

To register or for more information, contact Information Services at 631-692-6820 or visit our event calendar at www.cshlibrary.org

 

EMPIRE SAFETY COUNCIL DEFENSIVE DRIVING FULL-DAY CLASS
Saturday, March 25, from 10:00am – 4:00pm

Refresh your driving knowledge, reduce your points, and save on insurance premiums. Register with a $30 check payable to Empire Safety Council. Open to all; you do not need to have a CSH Library card in order to participate.

Remember to bring a bag lunch and your NYS driver license the day of class.

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS: THE SECRET LIVES OF OUR PRESIDENTS & FIRST LADIES
Wednesday, March 29 at 2pm

H&H Scholars will discuss the scandals, strange occurrences, family secrets, and intra-family feuds of our former first families that were only revealed years later. This is your chance to be a ‘fly on the wall’ and see and hear all that went on the first family residence.

This program is free and open to all. Advance registration appreciated. 

 

To register or for more information, contact Information Services at 631-692-6820 or visit our event calendar at www.cshlibrary.org

 

ACTING WORKSHOP
Eight Fridays, March 10-May 19, (No classes April 7, April 14 and May 5), from 1-3pm

Open your eyes to your creative self!  This eight week class will teach you the fundamentals of acting.  Students will gain the skills they need to perform on stage with scripted text.  The final class will be a performance in front of an invited audience. Taught by local actress and Take 2 Actor’s Studio owner Regina Schneider. (http://www.take2actorsstudio.com/about.html).

Register in advance at the Information Services Desk with a $160 check payable to the Cold Spring Harbor Library.

Open to all; you do not need to have a CSH Library card in order to participate.

 

BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE KNITTING,
Session 1: Wednesdays, March 1-March 22
Session 2: Wednesdays, March 29-April 26 (No class 4/12)
Choose either the morning session, from 10am to noon, OR the evening session, from 6:45 to 8:45pm.

Learn to knit, improve your technique, or get help with a current project in this four class session with knitting experts. Beginners should bring one skein of light-colored yarn in a worsted weight and a pair of size 8 knitting needles. Students who are already knitters should bring their patterns, needles, and yarn. Minimum of 5 students/maximum of 12 students.

 Advance registration for each session must be accompanied by a check for $100 per session payable to the Cold Spring Harbor Library.

Open to all; you do not need to have a CSH Library card in order to participate.

TEEN TECH TUTORS
Tuesday, March 21, from 3-5pm
Baffled by your smartphone or computer? We’ll have some tech-savvy teens here to help you become more comfortable using your technology.

Advance registration is required! Call the Children’s Department at 631-692-6820 to schedule an appointment.

 

WATERCOLOR PAINTING FOR ALL LEVELS
Five Thursdays, March 9-April 6, from 10am to noon. 

Anne B. Gunthner will teach this class for students at all levels of experience. Pick up a list of supplies when registering.

Register at the Information Services Desk with an $85 check made payable to the Cold Spring Harbor Library.

Open to all; you do not need to have a CSH Library card in order to participate.

DRAWING FOR THE PAINTER
Three Tuesdays, March 7, 14, and 21, from 10-11:30am

Learn drawing and composition techniques to enhance your paintings. Appropriate for all levels of experience. Pick up a supplies list when registering. Min 5/max 12 students.

Register in advance at the Information Services Desk with your check for $30 payable to the Cold Spring Harbor Library.

Open to all; you do not need to have a CSH Library card in order to participate.

 

 

FITNESS CLASSES

Register at the Information Services Desk with a completed Fitness Program Disclaimer Form and your check for $60 (nonrefundable) made payable to the Cold Spring Harbor Library. Open to all; you do not need to have a CSH Library card in order to participate.  All programs are six on-hour long classes, taught by certified instrucors.

 

Fitness Fusion with Dorothy Mandrakos: Fridays, March 10-April 21 (No class 4/14), at 11:15am

Pilates with Fay Eikenes: Mondays, March 6-April 17 (No class on 4/10), at 7pm OR
Saturdays, March 1-April 29 (No classes 3/25 or 4/15) at 9:45am

Tai Chi with Linda Cafiero: Fridays, March 10-April 21 (No class 4/14), at 10am

Yin Yoga with Linda Kelly: Wednesdays, March 8-April 19 (No class 4/12), at 10am

Yoga for All Levels with Linda Kelly: Wednesdays, March 8-April 19 (No class 4/12), at 11:15am

 

ART IN THE LIBRARY: CSH ELEMENTARY STUDENT EXHIBIT

Come and be inspired by the talent and creativity of Cold Spring Harbor students in grades 7-12. On display March 3 through April 4

Reception and Musical Performance: Wednesday, March 22, 6-7:30pm

 

AN AMERICAN LIVING AND WORKING IN MODERN DAY CUBA
Tuesday, April 4 at 2pm

 

Cuba is slowly opening up its doors to the US in ways not seen since the 1950s. Long Island native Chris Cloonan is a Cuban Specialist and has been living and working in Havana since the fall of 2015. Chris witnessed the opening of the American Embassy in Havana, attended the baseball game attended by President Obama and Raul Castro, attended The Rolling Stones concert, and facilitated the meetings between the Boston Red Sox and Cuban officials. Chris’ presentation will encompass Cuba’s rich history, how to travel to Cuba, tales from Cuban citizens, and much more. An article featuring Chris recently appeared in an edition of Newsday.

 

Free and open to all. Advance registration required.

 

To register or for more information, contact Information Services at 631-692-6820 or visit our event calendar at www.cshlibrary.org


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