If you’re registering at home, you MUST pay using PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to do so, you may sign in as a guest. If paying by check or credit/debit card you MUST come into the library to register. No refunds. PIYO Mondays, February 4, 11, 25, March 4, 11, 18 at 7:00pm Online Registration: January 28 at 7:00pm Fee: $25 per person Using your body weight, you’ll perform fluid, low- impact, high-intensity movements inspired by pilates and yoga with instructor Jennifer Lengyel. Please bring a yoga mat and water. TAI CHI Tuesdays, February 12, 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19 at 11:00am Online Registration: February 5 at 11:00am Fee: $20 per person Learn Tai Chi/Qi Gong with Suzanne Ernst . ZUMBA TONING Thursdays, February 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21 at 7:00pm Online Registration: February 7 at 7:00pm Fee: $25 per person Join Cathy Pinner as she teaches you how to blend body sculpting techniques and zumba moves into one workout. Please bring light weights. PILATES Wednesdays, February 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3 at 7:00pm Online Registration: February 20 at 7:00pm Fee: $25 per person Learn pilates with Stacey Palmese-Guglielmo. Please bring a yoga mat and water. EXERCISE CLASSES PAGE TURNERS BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP Thursday, January 31 at 10:30am No Registration Required This month we will be reading The Heretic’s Daughter by Kathleen Kent. Pick up your copy at the Reference Desk beginning January 2. LIBRARY BOOK CLUB Thursday, January 31 at 7:00pm No Registration Required This month we will be reading Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin. Pick up your copy at the Reference Desk now. PAGE TURNERS BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP Thursday, February 28 at 10:30am No Registration Required This month we will be reading Orhan’s Inheritance by Aline Ohanesian. Pick up your copy at the Reference Desk beginning January 31. LIBRARY BOOK CLUB Thursday, February 28 at 7:00pm No Registration Required This month we will be reading Scribe of Sienna by Melodie Winawer. Pick up your copy at the Reference Desk beginning January 31. KNITTING & CROCHETING CLUB Thursdays, January 3, February 7 at 6:30pm Mondays, January 28, February 25 at 1:00pm No Registration Required Join our informal group of knitters that meet once a month to work on projects and share advice and patterns. ONGOING EVENTS

GENEALOGY 101: GETTING STARTED Monday, March 4 at 7:00pm Online Registration: February 19

POETRY GROUP Wednesdays, January 2, 16, 30, February 13, 27 at 7:00pm No Registration Required

Come meet with local genealogy librarian, April Earle, as she introduces newcomers to genealogy resources, best practices, and typical pitfalls. We’ll look at Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org, and an abundance of resources available to you at our library. SOCIAL SECURITY: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW Thursday, March 7 at 2:00pm Online Registration: February 21 Join Nilsa Hernandez, from Social Security Administration, for this talk about social security including information on retirement, disability, survivor benefits, Medicare, and online tools. There will also be time for a Q&A.

WOMEN’S SELF-DEFENSE CLASS Tuesday, January 15 at 7:00pm Online Registration: January 2 Instructed by Grand Master Gene Perceval, this safety/self-defense class is specifically designed for women to effectively learn to handle an assault. This class covers traditional martial arts techniques and advocates for respect, harmony, and calmness of mind. GAME NIGHT: CENTURY: GOLEM EDITION In this game, players serve as crystal traders who establish a trading network to collect the right combination of crystals to activate powerful ancient golems. STARTING A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS Join Robert Landherr, SCORE Mentor, for this lecture for those who are interested in starting their own business. Topics covered will include: the basics of setting up a business, legal entity structures, paying taxes, keeping financial records, marketing basics, and more. CAN YOU ESCAPE: CULPER RING OF SPIES Alzheimer’s Association® caregiver support groups, conducted by trained facilitators, are a safe place for caregivers, family, and friends of people living with dementia to exchange information and more. FARMINGDALE CREATIVE WRITING GROUP Wednesdays, February 6, 20, March 6, 20 at 7:00pm Online Registration: January 23 Writers read what they have written and share ideas with others. Thursday, January 24 at 7:30pm Online Registration: January 10 Tuesday, February 12 at 7:00pm Online Registration: January 29 Thursday, February 21 at 7:00pm Online Registration: February 5 We’re going back in time, to the American Revolution and the Culper Ring of Spies. Nathan Hale has hidden a box containing vital information, concealed in secret codes. It’s up to you to find the codebook and Nathan Hale’s final clues to help George Washington. In Pandemic, several virulent diseases have broken out all over the world. Your role as a disease-fighting specialist, is to treat disease hotspots while researching cures for each of the four plagues before it’s too late. DNA AND FAMOUS MURDER CASES Thursday, February 28 at 7:00pm Online Registration: February 14 Join author and retired teacher of science (including forensic science) Linda Maria Frank, for this program on how DNA analysis was used and misused in the O.J. Simpson trial, the Laci and Connor Petersen murders, the Sam Sheppard trail, and the Boston Strangler investigation. LECTURES & WORKSHOPS Poets are encouraged to read what they have written and appreciate the works of others. ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP Mondays, January 14, February 11 at 1:30pm No Registration Required GAME NIGHT: PANDEMIC Thursday, February 21 at 7:30pm Online Registration: February 7

As the new year begins, let your library help you fulfill your New Year's resolutions. • Read more. Your library has thousands of ebooks and audio- books that you can borrow instantly using the device in your hand. Download the Libby app to your phone or tablet and take yourself on a reading adventure. • Join our Best Sellers Club to receive an email of upcoming best sellers by your favorite authors. Click on the title and automatically go to the catalog to place your reserve. Flyers indicating the titles of upcoming new book are on display in the New Book section across from the Circulation desk. The library also has book clubs and a short story club where you are welcome to join the discussion about a selected book. If you like magazines, download the new RBDigital app (formerly Zinio) to have access to hundreds of digital popular magazines. Great for reading on the train or in a waiting room. • Get in shape. Register for one of the library's many exercise classes. From Pilates and Yoga to Zumba, the library has an exercise program for you to shed those holiday pounds. • Catch up on the movies you missed. The library has all the latest DVDs and TV series for your entertainment. We've shelved the popular British TV series together so they are easier to find. Check our listings and watch a great movie on a big screen. Your library schedules feature films and classic movies in our meeting room throughout the year. Check the Library Cinema and Tuesday Matinee calendar in every newsletter. • Learn a new recipe. Join the library's Let's Dish Cookbook Club where you'll select a recipe from a popular cookbook and share the dish with others. Great way to meet new people, too! The library also offers many cooking workshops. Chef Rob Scott is back to teach you how to make delicious biscuits. See page 2. • Learn a new skill. Speak with a librarian to find out how to use your cell phone or tablet. Attend one of our lectures or craft classes to learn about genealogy, self-defense, sculpture or soap making. • Enjoy life. The library has many musical performances scheduled throughout the year where you can sing along or tap your toes. Our bus trips are fabulous and offer you the opportunity to visit new places, catch a Broadway show, and dine at outstanding restaurants. Join the many seniors who enjoy music and dancing at our weekly Paul Gatto Jazz Lounge. If you enjoy games, we have scheduled two Game Nights and an Escape Room to get your wheels turning and your brain thinking. Whether you try something new or enjoy an old favorite, take a look at all the offerings in this newsletter. Your library has something for everyone. See you in the library! Debbie Podolski, Library Director LOOK WHO’S TALKING "I just wanted to compliment Toni Ann for her patience in her search for information on Lake George. I would recommend her to be capable in her field." Joan A. Toni Ann is new to our staff. She has recently graduated from Library School and specialized in archives. She is part of the library's Local History department. We are so pleased that she is already making a positive impact on our patrons. JOIN OUR NEW BEST SELLERS CLUB! FARMINGDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY BEST SELLERS CLUB Looking for a new book by one of your favorite authors? Sign-up for our Best Sellers Club! How it Works: • Fill out a Best Sellers Club sign-up form on our website at www.farmingdalelibrary.org or at the library. • Each month you will receive an email from us listing the upcoming books by some of the most popular authors. • If you see something you’d like to read, simply click on the title to place your reserve. When your your book is ready for you to pick up, we’ll give you a call. It’s that simple. Happy Reading!


BEGINNER SOAP MAKING Wednesday, January 23 at 7:00pm Online Registration: January 9

FOOD/COOKING WORKSHOPS ESPRESSO AND CAPPUCCINO Thursday, January 17 at 7:00pm Online Registration: January 3 Italian coffee culture in Italy is the birthplace of espresso and cappuccino. Join Elena Florenzano and explore the two national drinks over which business is conducted and friendships are formed. This program will include a presentation plus an authentic serving of one of these beverages. LET’S DISH COOKBOOK CLUB Tuesday, February 5 at 7:00pm In Person Registration: January 8 Cookbook: Taste of Home Make it Freeze it. Stop by the Reference Desk and pick out a recipe. SALT AND PEPPER BISCUITS WITH SIMPLY CREATIVE CHEF ROB SCOTT Friday, February 8 at 1:00pm Online Registration: January 25 at 1:00pm In this hands-on class, you will learn how to make eight delicious biscuits, while Chef Rob makes a delicious potato-cheddar-scallion soup for everyone to enjoy. Please bring a sheet pan, medium bowl, mixing spoon, and a cookie cutter (any size). LET’S DISH COOKBOOK CLUB Tuesday, March 5 at 7:00pm In Person Registration: February 8 Cookbook: Betty Crocker Lost Recipes: Beloved Vintage REcipes for Today’s Kitchen. Stop by the Reference Desk and pick out a recipe. Join artist Pamela Trastelis and paint a beautiful, bold, sunflower on a wooden sign. All material are included. Space is limited. Carly McAllister from Modern Primal Soap will demonstrate how to make, melt, and pour soaps. She will provide a walk through presentation on the proper safety and equipment needed to make your own melt and pour project at home. Each student will take home a soap and instructions with a recipe. SCULPTURE WORKSHOP Part 1: Thursday, January 31 at 6:30pm Part 2: Thursday, February 7 at 6:30pm Online Registration: January 17 Sculptural artist Meagan J. Meehan will lead a two-part class about the creations of sculptures one week and their subsequent painting the next. Each participant will create their own unique work of art from clay in this two-part workshop. WOODEN SIGN PAINTING WORKSHOP Thursday, February 21 at 2:00pm Online Registration: February 7


SHORT STORY GROUP Mondays, January 7, 14, 28, February 4, 11, 25 at 10:30am No Registration Required Join us for a lively discussion of short stories. You can pick up your copy at the Reference Desk.


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