LIBRARY NEWSLETTER 116 Merritts Road • Farmingdale, NY 11735 • 516-249-9090 • September/October 2018



In the event of a large turnout, residents with proof of residency in UFSD #22 will be admitted first. Movie Times: 1:15pm, movie starts at 1:30pm 6:30pm, movie starts at 7:00pm

2018 FANDOM FEST - FANDOMS UNITE! Saturday, October 13 from 11:00am-4:00pm Admission Tickets Available at the Circulation Desk Starting September 4 For Adults, Teens, and Kids Program/Registration Information is Located on Page 2 & 3 of our Newsletter COSPLAY WORKSHOPS RETRO/VIDEO GAMES ARTISTS PANELS CONTESTS/RAFFLES FOOD TRUCKS VENDORS! Cosplay Design and Illustration Workshop Community Mural - The Scream by Edvard Munch Dungeons and Dragons Face Painting with Painted Faces Harry Potter Cupcakes with the Baking Coach Harry Potter Slime Lab Padawan Training Institute PokeStop POW! The History of Superhero Movies Retro Board Games Star Wars Costuming Panel Star Wars Meet & Greet Super Smash Brothers Video Game Tournament Superhero Cookies with the Baking Coach Superhero Cape & Mask Workshop Superhero Masks Walk-In Craft Traveling Tardis from Dr. Who!

BOOK CLUB (2018) Tuesday, September 25 Rated: PG-13 105 Minutes Stars: Diane Keaton and Jane Fonda

Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading 50 Shades of Grey in their monthly book club. ADRIFT (2018) Tuesday, October 9 Rated: PG-13 96 Minutes Stars: Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin A true story of survival, as a young couple's chance encounter leads them first to love, and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. 110 Minutes Stars: Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala. TUESDAY MATINEE HAIL THE CONQUERING HERO (1955) Tuesday, September 4 at 2:00pm Not Rated 101 Minutes Stars: Ella Raines and Eddie Bracken Woodrow is discharged from the military for hay fever, but fabricates receiving a heroic honorable discharge before returning home. THERE’S ALWAYS TOMORROW (1956) Tuesday, October 2 at 2:00pm Not Rated 85 Minutes Stars: Barbara Stanwyck and Fred McMurray When a toy manufacturer feels ignored and unappreciated by by his wife and children, he begins to rekindle a past love when ANNUAL PUMPKIN DECORATING CONTEST Attention Farmingdale residents: It’s time to take part in our annual pumpkin decorating contest! Here’s what you need to do: 1. Decorate a pumpkin to resemble your favorite book or movie. Please no carved pumpkins. 2. Drop off your pumpkins between October 9-22. 3. Between October 23-October 29, our staff and patrons will be voting for their favorite pumpkin. Voting will take place in the library and on our Facebook page only. First Prize for Adults: A Gift Card to a Local Restaurant First Prize for Teens: A Gift Card to Amazon First Prize for Children’s: A Gift Card to the Movies Contest is for UFSD #22 residents only. a former employee comes back into his life. TROUBLE IN PARADISE (1932) Tuesday, October 16 at 2:00pm Not Rated 82 Minutes Stars: Kay Francis and Herbert Marshall A gentleman thief and a lady pickpocket join forces to con a beautiful perfume company owner. Romantic entanglements and jealousies confuse the scheme. OCEAN’S 8 (2018) Tuesday, October 23 Rated: PG-13

COME MEET OUR PANEL OF COMIC BOOK ARTISTS! 11:00am-12:30pm Comic book artists David Gallaher, Nelson Blake II, and comic artist Daniel White will be here to discuss comic books, comic art, and a meet and greet. Complete Details will be available on our website in September 4. IT’S TIME TO STRUT YOUR STUFF IN OUR COSPLAY CONTEST! Rules and Entry Forms are Available at the Library and on our Website Starting September 4 1st Prize for Adults: $50 Gift Card to a Restaurant 1st Prize for Teens: GameStop Gift Card & Prize Basket 1st Prize for Kids: Movie Gift Card & Prize Basket


HELP A CHILD IN NEED DISCOVER THE WORLD OF COLOR Saturday, October 13 from 11AM-4PM During our Fandom Fest we’ll be collecting new crayons for the non-profit organization Color for Kids. Please place your donations in our donation box. Thank you!

SUPERHEROES FIGHT HUNGER! Saturday, October 13 from 11AM-4PM Help support local food pantries! During Fandom Fest we’ll be holding a food drive for the local food pantries. We are asking patrons to bring in non-perishable, non-expired food and place it in our food donation box. Thank you!


BENEATH A SCARLET SKY Speaker: Michael Lella Sunday October 7 at 2:00pm

Tickets Available Starting September 14 Michael Lella, son of Pino Lella, shares the story of his father and his role in the "Forgotten Italian Front" of WWII as told by author Mark Sullivan in USA Today's and Amazon's #1 best seller Beneath a Scarlet Sky . Hear first-hand from Michael a tale of courage and epic struggle as his father helped Jewish refugees escape Nazi-occupied Italy. Preference given to UFSD #22 residents. Also sponsored by The Friends of the Farmingdale Public Library. Please visit our website at for additional Farmingdale Reads programs and activities.


GRAND FOLK RAILROAD PRESENTS SPIRIT OF THE SIXTIES Sunday, September 30 at 2:30pm No Registration Required Grand Folk Railroad brings back those musical gems from the 1960s and the stories behind them. Come listen to the music from artists ranging from the Beatles to The Spiral Starecase in this groovy, fast-paced concert. Preference given to UFSD #22 residents. SIMPLY DIAMOND: A TRIBUTE TO NEIL DIAMOND Sunday, October 28 at 2:30pm No Registration Required Join Simply Diamond, an authentic Neil Diamond tribute band as they pay tribute to the music of Neil Diamond in detailed song arrangements that he and his collaborators have created. Preference given to UFSD #22 residents. Part of the Town of Oyster Bay Distinguished Artist Series Much like fine champagne, The New Vintage Orchestra bubbles with an unparalleled energy and charisma that is sure to keep you dancing. Come listen to the hits of Ella Fitzgerald, Natalie Cole, Dianne Schure, and many other swing singers. DASH INTO THE LIBRARY THIS SEPTEMBER AND SIGN-UP FOR A LIBRARY CARD! SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL LIBRARY CARD SIGN-UP MONTH Can you name the one item that gives you access to nearly everything on the web, in print, and provides personal assistance in finding what you are looking for? It’s your library card! NEW VINTAGE ORCHESTRA Sunday, November 4 at 2:30pm No Registration Required

A library card is FREE to all UFSD #22 residents. To sign-up, bring two proofs of residency to the Circulation Desk. Children will need the signature of a parent/guardian and a birth certificate for children birth-5 years. From September 1-30: New residents who sign-up for a library card will receive a welcome kit. Join us September 22 at 12:00pm for a special showing of The Incredibles and Pixar Short Jack-Jack Attack! No registration required. All attendees will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win an incredible prize! Don’t forget to stop by the Circulation Desk during the month of September and enter our National Library Card Sign-Up month count the candy contest!


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