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This cover image released by St. Martins Press shows "The Nightingale," a novel by Kristin Hannah. (AP Photo/St. Martins Press)

 

Wednesday, Jan. 6
Long Island Harmonica Club Workshop   
All are welcome. Musician will teach you how to play. From 7 to 9 p.m. in the Bar Harbour Auditorium.

T.R.A.C.K.S. Safety Program
T.R.A.C.K.S. safety program from the MTA, is a free lecture to promote safe choices at grade crossings and awareness of the dangers of being on or near the tracks. From 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Bar Harbour library.

Thursday, Jan. 7
Movie: Ricki and the Flash
The Bar Harbour auditorium will host a 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. screening of the movie Ricki and the Flash. It’s been a roller-coaster ride fo

r Ricki (Meryl Streep), a one-time wife and mother of three who left her family behind to follow her dreams of rock ‘n’ roll stardom. Now, the singer and guitarist must face the music when she returns home to Indiana to reconnect with ex-husband Pete (Kevin Kline), troubled daughter Julie, engaged son Josh and younger son, Adam. Filled with regret, Ricki hopes to find redemption for all of the bad choices that she made in the past. Starring Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline (2015; PG-13, 1 hr 40 mins).

Writing Our Stories
Writing Our Stories Writing Group with instructor Mary Haughey. From 1 to 3 p.m. in the Bar Harbour meeting room.MassCal_010616C

Friday, Jan. 8
Yoga
Using Hatha Yoga postures, breathing techniques and meditative practices, open  the body and mind to a new sense of wellness, release, and awareness. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat. Registration required with a fee of $18 for all sessions. Fee due at registration. Checks made payable to the library. From 9 to 10 a.m. in the Bar Harbour Auditorium.

Monday, Jan. 11
Board Meeting
The Massapequa Library board of trustees will hold its monthly board meeting at 7:45 p.m. at 40 Harbour Lane.

Scrabble
Come in and enjoy a game of Scrabble from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Bar Harbour meeting room.

Tuesday, Jan. 12
Introduction to Microsoft Powerpoint
Learn to create exciting computerized presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint, a program that can be used as an aid in giving speeches and talks. WMassCal_010616Aork with computer animation and video as you learn the basics of creating a slideshow including creating, saving, editing, formatting, adding multimedia

objects and animation effects and much more. Class size is limited so pre-registration is required. Call 516-799-0770 to register. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Bar Harbour auditorium.

Contemporary Book Discussion Group
Come discuss The Nightingale by Kristine Hannah. The club will meet at 12:30 p.m. at the Bar Harbour library. Light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, Jan. 13
Mahjongg
Play a game of Mahjongg from noon to 4 p.m in the Central Avenue children’s room.

Thursday, Jan. 14
The Late Movie: Mr. Holmes
The Central Avenue library will screen the movie Mr. Holmes at 6:30 p.m. in the Central Avenue children’s room. The now retired Sherlock Holmes, his steel-trap mind starting to fade with old age, lives out his golden years in the late 1940s. He returns from a trip to Japan searching for a plant that could slow the aging process and help him regain the faculties he knows he’s lost. While there, he witnessed first-hand the result of America’s bombing of Hiroshima, which has put him in a contemplative state. He lives with his devoted housekeeper Mrs. Murno, and her son Roger, who turns out to be of great help when the detective reopens his investigation into the case that led to his retirement. Starring Ian McKellan and Laura

Young people meditating in a yoga class

Linney (2015; PG 105 mins).

Ongoing
Volunteers Needed
The Plainedge Public Library is looking for Plainedge School District volunteers in grades six and up for children’s crafts/activities during the 2015-16 school year. All applicants are accepted into a pool of eligible volunteers who will be called upon from time to time during the year. Application packets are now available from the children’s services staff. Contact the Children’s Services Department for more information at 516-735-4133, ext. 12 or ext. 13. Community service credit furnished upon request.

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Jennifer Fauci is the senior editor of Long Island Weekly, Anton Media Group's award-winning special sections and Anton’s local magazines. Her passion for literature, travel and the arts lend to the unique content in her publications. In her time at Anton, she has received first place in the Folio Awards, second place for the NYPA awards and is the recipient of six PCLI awards.

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