September Events For Adults At Cold Spring Harbor Library

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A Writer’s Workshop
Ten Mondays, September 9-November 18, 2019(No class 9/30), 1:00-3:00pm

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. Fee: $100. Class limit: 11 students. Register at the Information Services Desk with your check or credit card. Please note: Payments are not refundable for any reason.

Easy Calligraphy
Six Tuesdays, 
September 10-October 15, 2019 (No class 10/8), 7:00pm
Six Wednesdays, September 11-October 16,  2019 12:00pm

In this class on the art of beautiful handwriting, Helen Murdock-Prep will teach you Copperplate and Foundational, and introduce you to new instruments, inks, and techniques. Beginners encouraged to join. Class limit: 14. Tuesday class fee: $100; Wednesday class fee: $120. Fees are payable by check or credit card

If this is the first time that you are taking the class, please bring $10 to the first meeting for a supplies kit provided by the instructor.

Open to all; you do not need to have a CSH Library card in order to participate. Register in advance with your check or credit card at the Information Services Desk.


The Electoral College
Thursday, September 12, 2019 2:00pm

Professor Thomas Egan will discuss the Electoral College and why it is important to our democratic process.

Free and open to all. Advance registration requested.

Meditation with Linda Cafiero
Wednesdays, September 18 & October 16, 2019 2:00pm

Come for a relaxing hour of guided meditation led by Linda Cafiero, and discover the path to your true nature. Chairs will be available, as well as floor space for those who prefer to lie down. Please bring a towel, mat, or pillow if you plan on being on the floor. Free & open to the general public. Advance registration requested.

Smarter Social Security
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 7:00pm

People who are married or who have ever been married might not be aware that Social Security spousal benefits are available to them. Daniel Mazzola, CFA, CPA, will provide a broad overview of the Social Security program as it pertains to retirees and their beneficiaries, while emphasizing spousal and survivor benefits.

This lecture will be of particular interest to those who are nearing retirement, and is free and open to all. Please register in advance to reserve your seat.

Teen Tech Tutors: Here to Assist You with Your Technology Questions
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 3:00-5:00pm
Baffled by your smartphone or computer? Some of our community’s tech-savvy teens have volunteered to help you become more comfortable using your technology.

Advance registration is required! Call Youth Services at 631-692-6820 to schedule an appointment.

Free and open to all. Advance registration requested.

AARP Smart DriverTek
Thursday, September 19, 2019 2:00pm

Technology is changing the driving experience. Smart DriverTEK℠ keeps drivers in the know about the latest vehicle safety technologies, and how to use them. From lane departure warnings and smart headlights to blind-spot detection systems and more, the workshop helps drivers recognize how these technologies might enhance their driving safety and extend their safe driving years. Attendees leave with a vehicle technology checklist, which will offer guidance on desired technologies when shopping for a new car, or what features may already be in their car.

Developed jointly by AARP Driver Safety and The Hartford, this 90-minute workshop offers a dynamic environment to learn how new, high-tech features in cars today can help make driving safer and easier.

The workshop is free and open to all. Advance registration requested.

The Art of Selling Your Home
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 7:00pm

Thinking about selling your home? In this hour-long program, local realtor Katherine Giouvalakis will discuss current market conditions and trends, renovations to consider, how to select an agent, staging and pricing your home, and much more. Refreshments will be served.

 Free & open to all. Advance registration requested.

Computer Security
Thursday, September 26, 2019 2:00pm

The cardinal rule in computing is to NEVER leave your computer unprotected from malware attacks. These can be computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or any other program aimed at harming your computer or stealing your personal information. Join SeniorNet to learn how to protect yourself against computer malware, spam, identity theft, and scams.
Free & open to all. Advance registration appreciated

Sound Meditation with Guided Imagery
Thursday, September 26, 2019 7:00pm

Life coach and licensed acupuncturist Donna Nesteruk will lead a meditation session using guided imagery and relaxing sounds created by crystal bowls, Tibetan bowls, and other instruments.

Free and open to all. Advance registration requested.

Book Discussion
Morning Group – Wednesdays, 11:00am
September 11: The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Six Mondays, September 9-October 21, 2019(No class 9/30), 7:00pm
Restorative yoga is a relaxing, supportive practice which helps relieve chronic stress. Props, such as pillows and blankets, are used to help the body release tension. Reiki is a healing modality that encourages a sense of calm and well-being. You will leave class feeling renewed and refreshed. Please bring an exercise mate, foam block, bolster pillow, belt (a bathrobe belt will do), blanket, and an eye pillow or washcloth to class. Taught by Dorothy Mandrakos. Fee: $60, payable by check or credit card. Class limit: 20 students.

NEW: Topics in Art
Mondays, 10:00am-12:00pm

Helen Murdock-Prep will lead a series of workshops to expand your knowledge of how to express yourself through art. 
Practical Techniques in Watercolor: Three classes, September 9, 16 & 23, 2019 Fee: $60, payable by check or credit card. Registration is open. Pick up a supplies list when registering. Class limit: 14
Special Effects in Watercolor: Three classes, October 21 & 28, and November 4, 2019 Fee: $60, payable by check or credit card. Registration is open. Pick up a supplies list when registering. Class limit: 14

Two Tuesdays, September 17 & 24, 2019 10:00am–12:00pm

Are you an artist who has anxiety around painting with watercolors? In this class for students who have some experience with the medium, local artist Jan Guarino will teach techniques that will enable you to feel free while holding on to detail, and how to gain control, make corrections, and have fun. Learn to trust your instincts with color and contrast, and allow blossoms, drips, and splatters to work for you. Class limit: 14. Fee: $70, payable by check or credit card. Registration for this class is open.

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