For some this is a continuation of the beginner's course, for others, this is a reintroduction into the beloved game. Join others in the community and virtually test your game while learning from a professional. Space is limited.
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.
Career Counselor Available for Online Appointments
Community members can schedule an online consultation with the library's professional Career Counselor. Get help with career changes, resumes, cover letters and your job search. To request an appointment, send an email to email@example.com including your name, telephone number and he email address at which you want to be contacted. The Career Counselor will contact you to set up a virtual appointment at your convenience.
New York Extends Open Enrollment Period for Health Insurance
The open enrollment period for New York's health insurance has been further extended to May 15, 2021. New Yorkers can apply for coverage through NY State of Health, New York's health insurance Marketplace, or directly through insurers.
Home Heating Assistance Available If you are having problems keeping your home or apartment warm due to a financial hardship there are organizations that can help you get through this tough time.
The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) helps low-income people with the cost of heating their homes. If you are eligible, you may receive one regular HEAP benefit per program year and could also be eligible for emergency HEAP benefits if you are in danger of running out of fuel or having your utility service shut off. For Suffolk County contact the Department of Social Services at(631) 853-8825 on Mon- Fri. After hours and weekends a HEAP representative can be reached at (631) 854-9100.
For additional help you can contact Project Warmth at United Way of Long Island’s 211 Information and Referral Center.
Call: 211 or 1-888-774-7633 Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen. It’s not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it’s everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. Many years later, one sister lives with her black daughter in the same southern town she once tried to escape. The other secretly passes for white, and her white husband knows nothing of her past. Still, even separated by so many miles and just as many lies, the fates of the twins remain intertwined. What will happen to the next generation, when their own daughters’ storylines intersect?
Describes the author’s upbringing in a New Orleans East shotgun house as the unruly 13th child of a widowed mother, tracing a century of family history and the impact of class, race and Hurricane Katrina on her sense of identity.
Constantly compared to her white middle-class peers, a young Jamaican-British woman in London makes a series of questionable decisions in the aftermath of a messy breakup before challenging herself to figure out who she wants to be.
In these eight powerful, emotionally absorbing stories, a romance unexpectedly sparks between two wounded friends; a marriage ends for what seem like noble reasons, but with irreparable consequences; a young woman holds on to an impossible dream even as she fights for her survival; two lovers reunite after unimaginable tragedy, both for their country and in their lives; a baby’s christening brings three generations of a family to a precarious dance between old and new; a man falls to his death in slow motion, reliving the defining moments of the life he is about to lose.
Traces the experience of a deeply troubled young woman who alarms her devout Nigerian family as she succumbs to multiple personality disorder and begins to display increasingly dark and dangerous traits in accordance with her fractured personalities.
Hired to find a mysterious boy who disappeared three years before, Tracker joins a search party that follows the boy’s trail through ancient cities and into dense forests, and encounter creatures intent on destroying them.
When her new husband is arrested and imprisoned for a crime she knows he did not commit, a rising artist takes comfort in a longtime friendship only to encounter unexpected challenges in resuming her life when her husband’s sentence is suddenly overturned.
British schoolgirl Perdita Lee and her mother Harriet Lee are not as normal as they seem. For one, they share an apartment with surprisingly verbal vegetation. And then there’s the gingerbread they make. Very popular in Druhastran, the far-away land of Harriet Lee’s early youth and beloved by Harriet’s charismatic childhood friend Gretel Kercheval. When teenaged Perdita sets out to find her mother’s long-lost friend, a new telling of Harriet’s story is prompted.
Seeking justice for a young black babysitter who was wrongly accused of kidnapping by a racist security guard, a successful blogger finds her efforts complicated by a video that reveals unexpected connections.
You can use your personal computer (laptop or desktop), tablet and smartphone to print to the library's printer from anywhere. Visit www.eipl.org/print for instructions on how to upload or email your documents. Once received, we will hold on to the print job for 72 hours for you to come in at your convenience.
Brainfuse adds Live Chess Tutoring Services
Chess has become very popular during the pandemic, particularly so with the release of The Queen's Gambit on Netflix. Brainfuse is happy to announce that they have added live help to assist with this fun activity that improves analytic and strategic thinking. Their chess tutors have certifiable qualifications such as high Elo ratings (2000+), chess coaching experience and current or previous titles (i.e. expert/candidate master).
Live chess help is available Monday-Thursday from 3:00 - 9:00 p.m.
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. All appointments are on a first come, first served basis and require online registration.
Project Hope is New York’s COVID-19 Emotional Support Helpline.
NY Project Hope helps New Yorkers understand their reaction and emotions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through an emotional support helpline, educational materials, and trusted referrals, NY Project Hope helps people manage and cope with changes brought on by COVID-19.
Project Hope Crisis Counselors understand what you are going through. Talking to them is free, confidential, and anonymous. Talk to someone who is trained, knowledgeable and never judges. Sometimes it helps to talk with someone you don’t know.