We hope you're staying healthy and cool this holiday weekend. Take a look below for upcoming programs for adults, teens, and children. We're especially excited about our first virtual happy hour movie discussion, and of course our summer reading program for every age group!
This week, Staying Stable features resources for getting health insurance, practical mental health programs for these trying times, and resources for parents of young children and caregivers of elders.
In Learning & Leisure, celebrate the holiday by testing your knowledge about it, check out our recommended beach reads for the summer, and hey...have you tried to break a record, lately?
Stay safe out there. You'll hear from us next week!
Finally, join us with your beverage of choice for a lively discussion on Thursday, July 9 at 5:30. We will conclude our happy hour with a discussion of what to watch in future weeks, so feel free to browse Kanopy’s collection and make suggestions. Email email@example.com with any questions.
And remember...Summer Reading isn’t just for kids! While you're enjoying your beach reads you can also be earning chances to win great prizes because each book equals one raffle ticket! This year to support the local economy and minimize contact we're raffling off gift certificates to local establishments.
The Young Adult Department will start distributing Craft Kits on July 8th. The kits will contain instructions and materials needed to create the craft. Due to the limited supply of kits, registration is required. Click here to register or call 631-286-0818. Everyone who registers will be contacted to arrange pickup of the kit.
In conjunction with Northwell Health, New Bethel First Pentecostal Church will be offering free COVID-19 Antibody testing from Monday July 13 to Friday July 17, 10 AM - 6 PM each day. Preregistration is required -- Call 833-4CARENY (833-422-7369) to secure your appointment.
The open enrollment period for the NYS of Health Marketplace has been extended until July 15th.
For free enrollment assistance, call the Nassau/Suffolk Hospital Council at 631-656-9783 (select opt 2) or the Health & Welfare Council of LI at 516-505-4426.
If you are a senior citizen and have questions about your health insurance (or need assistance enrolling), sign up to meet with a health insurance volunteer via phone this Wednesday July 8 (or Aug 12), between 11 AM and 2 PM.
Live two-hour online trainings allow participants to interact with an instructor while learning to recognize, respond to, and reverse a suspected overdose using naloxone. Participants also learn how to obtain free or low-cost naloxone without a prescription at a local participating pharmacy using their medical prescription insurance in conjunction with the NYS Naloxone Co-Payment Assistance Program (N-CAP), or by contacting a local registered Opioid Overdose Prevention Program.
Find registration information here. Events are offered multiple times per week on a variety of schedules and are open to anyone. Also available for private groups of 20 or more. Those interested in hosting an event can email the State Opioid Response Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Any Seniors (age 60+) who are low-income NY State residents are eligible to participate in this drive-thru food distribution service in Hauppauge. Available Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2-4 PM; Fridays from 9-11 AM. No appointment necessary. Click here for more info including income-eligibility.
Click on a book cover to see if it's available here at the library. You can either request it immediately if it is and we'll pull it for you, or you can request it and we'll reserve it once we have it.
You can reserve books in the catalog or by calling us. Don't forget to join the Adult Summer Reading Club and log your books for a chance at gift certificates to local restaurants and stores!
Archives of past Weekly Emails. Formatted by date, followed by highlights, and then links in English and Spanish.
June 27 - Summer Reading, free food for seniors in need, phone connections for seniors feeling isolated, PBS: Using children's books to talk about race & racism, continued credit-free viewing on Kanopy.
June 20 - Curbside printing, Bright by Text (text support for parents), NY Times Hub on Personal Finance during Coronavirus, books on learning to be anti-racist, Summer 2020 on LI affordable virtual activities & take-home kits, Ancestry access extention.
May 9 - NYS contact tracing, FSL support for first responders & essential workers, Red Cross support for families of those who have died from COVID-19, kids scavenger hunt, science experiment, marinas opening.
April 11 - Resume assistance, Sunshine Letter for kids, donating to LI Community Hospital, assistance from Island Harvest and United Way, health insurance, mental health, parenting help, support for veterans, audiobook storytimes, K-12 marine life education from Cornell, virtual Easter egg hunt.