Thursday, June 16
All In The Family vs. The Honeymooners
This free program at the Syosset library, led by Sal St. George, shows how both programs became ground-breaking comedy classics. George will compare and contrast the two classic sitcoms.
Movie: 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi
The Jericho library screens 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi at 2 and 7 p.m. An American ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya as a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos. Starring Alexia Barlier, David Costabile, David Denman, James Badge Dale, John Krasinski, Max Martini, Pablo Schreiber and Toby Stephens. Rated R. 2 hours, 24 minutes. A discussion with Cliff Aidala follows the 7 p.m. show.
Friday, June 17
Marc Courtade returns to the Jericho library for a program on the music of George Gershwin at 2 p.m. Gershwin remains one of the most popular American composers of all time. He contributed to Broadway, opera, film and classical music before passing at 39. This program examines the life and music of this creator of wonderful music.
Saturday, June 18
Senior Citizen ID Card
Sponsored by the office of County Executive Ed Mangano, come to the Jericho library from 10 a.m. to noon to get a free senior identification card. The card will have your photo, name, address, phone number, birthdate and emergency contact. It is an important tool to have in case of an emergency. You must be 60 years or older to qualify.
Tuesday, June 21
Movie: The Revenant
The Jericho library screens The Revenant at 7 p.m. In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his hunting team. To survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief and betrayal by his confidant John Fitzgerald. He must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live and find redemption. Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Forrest Goodluck, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy and Will Poulter. Rated R. 2 hours, 36 minutes.
Thursday, June 23
Current Events In Perspective
The Syosset library welcomes guests for a free current events discussion with Michael D’Innocenzo at 2 p.m. D’Innocenzo is a distinguished professor emeritus of history at Hofstra University and is a board member of the Hofstra Center for Civic Engagement.
Friday, June 24
The Jerome Kern Songbook
Richard Knox returns to the Syosset library for this free program at 2 p.m. Few American composers have contributed as much to Broadway and Hollywood musicals as Jerome Kern. With unforgettable songs such as “The Way You Look Tonight,” “All the Things You Are” and “Old Man River,” Kern has left an indelible mark on the history of popular music in America.
Thursday, June 30
Legendary Women Of Long Island
Syosset library welcomes Monica Randall as she hosts this free program at 2 p.m., which will include a slide presentation of some of the elite group of glamorous women who ruled society on Long Island, such as Alva Vanderbilt, Zelda Fitzgerald, The Countess of Bismarck and more.
Friday, July 1
Joyce Tobkes returns to the Syosset library for a free senior peer group discussion for facing some of the challenges of growing older from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Friday, July 8
Death And Taxes
Rabbi Albert Lowenberg from Temple Emanu-El in East Meadow joins the Syosset library for Death And Taxes: Preparing For One, Avoiding The Other at 2 p.m. The rabbi says that “at some point in our lives most of us will need to make funeral arrangements. Death is a fact of life and preparing for the inevitable is not only wise, but can lighten the emotional and economic burden of a loved one’s passing.” Lowenberg will discuss only the practical aspects of making funeral arrangements rather than the ritual and religious aspects.