The library is currently open to the public. At this time, only first floor access is allowed for short visits to browse our collection, pick up items, use the copier/fax machine and limited time on the computers and printer. The second floor and all study rooms remain closed. All programming will continue to be held virtually. You may still utilize our pick up window to collect items from the collection as well as any take and make materials. You must wear a mask, completely covering your mouth and nose, at all times when on library property.
Stay up to date with any library changes at eipl.org
Adult & Young Adult Programs for the week of January 10, 2021:
If registering online, please make sure to include your email address in the "notes" field as all links will be shared via email.
Virtual Adult Winter Reading Club
January 11 - February 12
Since our Virtual Adult Summer Reading Club was so successful, we've decided to have one in the winter! Starting January 11th, you can visit https://eipl.org/r/wrc to register and submit reviews of the books you've been reading. For each review you submit, you can select a book from our prize cart. Additionally, each submission earns you a chance to win in our grand prize drawing at the end of the club. For any additional questions, email email@example.com
Pick up a kit between January 4th and January 30th. This craft can be done at any time and printed instructions are included. Caregivers may pick up kits but each student must be registered as supplies are pre-prepared.
Bring finished placemat to the Reference Desk by Saturday, January 30
Using special paper, vintage books and other materials, teens will create placemats for adults who participate in the Meals on Wheels program. These placemats will be donated to Meals on Wheels in Stony Brook. One (1) hour of community service will be given for this opportunity.
Listen to a lecture by historian, author and former Newsday reporter Bill Bleyer to learn why pirates like Captain Kidd were attracted to Long Island at the turn of the 18th century and how a visit by Kidd to Gardiners Island led to him dying on the gallows in London. And learn why Long Island was so attractive to bootleggers during Prohibition.
Cast Your Vote!
Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow?
Stop by our display outside the Magazine Room after January 11 to cast your vote. Phil will decide on February 2 (Groundhog's Day) at 7:25 a.m. Follow us on social media to see the results!
Winter is the time to start seeding, but NOT indoors. Learn how to successfully start seeds outside in the winter. No greenhouse is needed. Winter sowing techniques outside are easier than the windowsill or with light lamps in the basement.
Learn not only benefit basics but also little known strategies for maximizing your benefits. This program will cover when it makes sense to delay benefits, how earnings affect your benefits, how they are taxed, how to integrate benefits with other retirement income sources, and how to coordinate benefits with your spouse. Attendees are entitled to receive a free customized social security analysis which illustrates different claiming strategies and related breakeven points based on their social security benefits.
Join David Okrent, Esq., CPA as he uses his nearly 30 years of combined professional experience to navigate with confidence through all the complexities of the laws and rules that other may overlook or do not fully understand.
Fridays January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19 & 26, 11:00 a.m. via ZOOM
Start the New Year with Joy as she guides you towards gentle stretches and poses all from your chair. These classes will continue on Zoom.
Virtual Book Discussion (EIA144)
Thursday, January 21, 6:30 p.m.
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
Based on one of America's most notorious real-life scandals - in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country - Lisa Wingate's riveting, wrenching and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong.
We have partnered with the Islip Public Library to bring a lively discussion of this month's book, Before We Were Yours. The author, Lisa Wingate, will be zooming in to take any questions readers may have. Be sure not to miss this one of a kind discussion!
VITA GOES VIRTUAL
With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Bethpage Federal Credit Union has made the decision to go completely virtual with Bethpage VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) in 2021. Bethpage Virtual VITA services will be available to tax payers by visiting www.lovebethpage.com/vita and completing the Bethpage Virtual VITA application. This application will enable you to create a virtual tax assistance appointment and will be available starting January 15, 2021. All appointments are on a first come, first served basis and require online registration.
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