Events May 19-June 2, 2016

Explore the life of Robin Williams at the Syosset library on May 19.
Explore the life of Robin Williams at the Syosset library on May 19.

Thursday, May 19

The Comedy Of Robin Williams

Dr. Ira Epstein returns to the Syosset library to present a free program about Robin Williams at 2 p.m. This audio/visual lecture will explore and analyze the comedic talents of this truly gifted actor who had an ability for acting in roles both serious and comedic.

Movie: Room

The Jericho library presents two screenings of the film Room at 2 and 7 p.m. In this drama, Jack is a spirited 5 year-old who is looked after by his loving and devoted Ma. Their life, however, is anything but typical. They are trapped and confined to a windowless 10-by-10-foot space, which Ma has euphemistically named “Room.” Starring Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay. Rated R. 1 hour, 58 minutes.

Watch Room at the Jericho library on May 19.
Watch Room at the Jericho library on May 19.

Friday, May 20

Vacation Planning Online

The Syosset library hosts this free program at 2 p.m. Planning a getaway? Join Senior Net to learn how to research travel, hotels, restaurants, guided tours and more on the Internet. You can save money and, even more importantly, make the most of your time while on vacation.

Great Performers

Marc Courtade returns to the Jericho library with his Great Performers program at 2 p.m. Jo Stafford began singing professionally with her sisters before becoming one of the Pied Pipers, singing with Tommy Dorsey. She amassed 31 top 10 hits in the 1940s and 1950s, singing blues, pop, jazz, country, folk and spiritual. This talk will celebrate her beautiful voice.

Saturday, May 21

CiCi Fader Piano Concert

The Jericho library presents this concert at 1 p.m. Cici Fader is 12-years-old and exhibited her musical talent as early as age five. Bring the family to listen to this award winning young artist. This performance will include music by Chopin, Liszt, Haydn and more. Fader has been named a winner of the 2016 Marguerite Suozzi Young Performer’s Talent competition and has been invited to play at the Morgan Park Summer Music Festival. She is a 2016 Town of Oyster Bay Arts Council Gold Medal winner. In 2015, she was second prize winner in the prestigious New York Music Competition. Tickets are required and available to all.

Sunday, May 22

Paw Prints Learning

Paw Prints, a handwriting curriculum geared toward preschool and kindergarten grade levels, will hold a helpful seminar aimed at occupational therapists on an intermediate level at the Sheraton Hotel, 333 S. Service Rd., in Plainview from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. This all-day event will include a brief overview of the sensory systems and how they affect handwriting development; the effect of motor, visual motor and visual perceptual skills; a step-by-step breakdown of a Paw Prints chapter; implementation of Paw Prints workbooks; analyzing case studies; and course evaluations. By the end of the course, attendees will be able to identify red flags that may affect a child’s handwriting skills; list and apply activities appropriate for handwriting development; and implement Paw Prints handouts by instructing a peer on how to form a letter of the alphabet. By attending this seminar, attendees earn 6.5 Continuing Education Unit hours. For more information, email

Visit the Jericho library for a program on Mel Brooks on May 24.
Visit the Jericho library for a program on Mel Brooks on May 24.

Tuesday, May 24

Teen Book Discussion

The Jericho library will hold a book discussion for teens at 7:30 p.m. Join Darcy for a discussion on Nicola Yoon’s Everything, Everything, a widely talked about book. Share your thoughts and opinions while enjoying a few snacks.

Mel Brooks: It’s Good To Be The King

John Kenrick holds this program at 2 p.m. Mel Brooks, once a poor kid from Brooklyn, changed television and big-screen comedy forever with his irreverent, offensive brand of humor.

Thursday, May 26

Woody Allen, Part 2

Jack Schnur returns to the Syosset library for part two of his program on Woody Allen at 2 p.m. In this free program, Schnur presents the second part of the multimedia presentation that focuses on Woody Allen’s career from the 1980s to the present and will feature clips from his films, TV shows and interviews.

Thursday, June 2

A New York Experience Through Art

The Syosset library hosts Louise Cella Caruso as she presents this free program at 2 p.m. This art lecture offers a visual survey of America’s greatest city as seen through the artists who devoted their talents to depicting the streets, parks, bridges, skyscrapers, as well as the daily lives of the people.

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