Floyd Memorial Library

Adult Program List

Check out these programs coming soon to Floyd Memorial Library. We are currently offering a mix of both virtual and in-house programs, virtual programs must be signed up for using the email provided, in-house programs can be signed up for in person at the main desk, by phone or via our programming email.

 

June Programs


EAST END LIBRARIES PRESENT Helen A. Harrison and The Corpse Trilogy: An Author Talk – Virtual via Zoom

Friday, June 18th, 2021 at 7pm

Set in New York City and Long Island, these historical mysteries offer a “refreshingly original reinvention of artistic history” featuring the artists and art milieu of the 40s, 50s and 60s. The victim in the second book, An Accidental Corpse, is Edith Metzger, who died with Jackson Pollock in a car wreck in Springs in 1956… or did she?

Harrison, the director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, brings insider knowledge to the lives, and demises, of her characters both real and imagined.

Email: joinprogram@floydmemoriallibrary.org for the Zoom link!

 


BRUNCH POEMS WITH VIVIAN EYRE – Featuring Ada Limon’s, The Carrying – Virtual via Zoom

Friday, June 25th, 2021 at 10:30am

Enjoy another installment of our monthly Brunch Poems with renowned local author, Vivian Eyre. This month’s session will discuss the works in Ada Limon’s book, The Carrying. 

Email: joinprogram@floydmemoriallibrary.org for the Zoom link!

 


BOOK DISCUSSION – Still Alice by Lisa Genova – In person at Peconic Landing

Monday, June 28th, 2021 at 4pm

From New York Times bestselling author and neuroscientist Lisa Genova comes the definitive—and illuminating—novel about Alzheimer’s disease.

Alice Howland is proud of the life she worked so hard to build. At fifty years old, she’s a cognitive psychology professor at Harvard and a world-renowned expert in linguistics with a successful husband and three grown children. When she becomes increasingly disoriented and forgetful, a tragic diagnosis changes her life—and her relationship with her family and the world—forever. As she struggles to cope with Alzheimer’s, she learns that her worth is comprised of far more than her ability to remember.

At once beautiful and terrifying, Still Alice is a moving and vivid depiction of life with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease that is as compelling as A Beautiful Mind and as unforgettable as Ordinary People.

No Registration required! 

 

 

 



 

 

July Programs


CHESS 

Tuesday, July 6th, 2021 from 4pm-6pm

Game days are back at Floyd Memorial Library!

Open to everyone; no registration required.

 


MEDITATION CIRCLE 

Wednesday, July 7th, 2021 from 10am – 10:40am 

Join us every Wednesday morning in July and start your #WellnessWednesday off right with some meditation. Through breath work, visualization and guided meditation, relax with our spiritual seeker, Sandra, to connect with Universal Intelligence and the Divine. Sandra has had a daily meditation practice for about 30 years and is excited to bring her knowledge to Floyd Memorial Library.

Register in person, by phone, or by email: joinprogram@floydmemoriallibrary.org.

 


SCRABBLE

Wednesday, July 7th, 2021 from 1pm-3pm

Game days are back at Floyd Memorial Library!

Open to everyone; no registration required.

 

 


MAH JONGG

Thursday, July 8th, 2021 from 1pm-3pm

Game days are back at Floyd Memorial Library!

Open to everyone; no registration required.

 


“Tails and Tales” Summer Film Fest – BABE (G) 

Thursday, July 8th, 2021 at 5:30pm

Gentle farmer Arthur Hoggett wins a piglet named Babe at a county fair. Narrowly escaping his fate as Christmas dinner when Farmer Hoggett decides to show him at the next fair, Babe bonds with motherly border collie Fly and discovers that he can herd sheep too. But will the other farm animals, including Fly’s jealous husband, Rex, accept a pig who doesn’t conform to the farm’s social hierarchy?

Run time: 91 minutes

Open to everyone; no registration required.


Internet Safety Series – Lesson One: Dealing with Scam Emails – Virtual via Zoom

Friday, July 9th, 2021 at 7pm 

Connect with “Teens Teach Technology” to learn about…

 – Phishing attacks

 – What are scam emails? Indicators of scam emails: flagged by Gmail, suspicious language and grammatical errors, suspicious email address/content, attachments and links

 – How to avoid scam emails: Blocking the sender, reporting the email, deleting the email, undoing actions

To register: Email joinprogram@floydmemoriallibrary.org for the Zoom link.


Qi Gong for Health, Happiness & Harmony – Session 1

Saturday, July 10th, 2021 from 1pm-2pm

Qigong is the ancient Chinese art of gentle movement, meditation and breathing, practiced to optimize and balance Qi (energy) in the body and mind.

This 4 week “practice of the heart” series will help you begin to:

– Bring alignment to body, mind and spirit
– Connect you with your life force energy
– Expand your relationship with the universe
– Heal your body and spirit with powerful activated Qi

Join us in this amazingly beautiful, graceful, ancient practice. Whether you are new and curious or more experienced, whether you need healing or wish to offer healing to others, our combined Qi will expand and be more powerful as we practice together.

Register in person, by phone, or by email: joinprogram@floydmemoriallibrary.org.


Sunday Concert Series: TEDDY KALIVAS

Sunday, July 11th, 2021 from 3pm-4:30pm

Come kick off our Sunday Concert Series with singer/songwriter, Teddy Kalivas. Teddy, a Long Island mainstay, has played local venues throughout his distinguished career. Come down and listen to Teddy’s unique, galloping style of Rock n’ Roll piano interlaced with heartfelt ballads and everything in between. Hear some of your favorite songs by the Beatles, Elton John, The Eagles, Tom Petty, Cat Stevens and more.

Open to everyone; no registration required.

 


Dyeing to Wear It: Creating Community Through Color

Monday, July 12th, 2021 from 1pm-4pm in the garden

Create your own wearable art with Dyer Maker Studio’s, Rhonda M. Fazio.

It’s as easy as 1,2,3.

  1. Silk – This class will focus on the design and function of the classic silk scarf.
  2. Hands – Each design will be its own unique piece of wearable art made entirely by you.
  3. Colors – Each color is hand crafted from natural, raw materials and extracted without the use of harmful chemicals.

“Dyeing to Wear It” is an interactive workshop where participants will create a beautiful and versatile piece of wearable art. Classes are infused with storytelling by the artist, filled with the textile history from the region and around the world, and how this history intersects with our shared American culture. It is a fun and interesting     social event!

To register stop by the main desk at the library, give us a call at 631-477-0660 or email: joinprogram@floydmemoriallibrary.org.


CHESS 

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021 from 4pm-6pm

Game days are back at Floyd Memorial Library!

Open to everyone; no registration required.

 


MEDITATION CIRCLE 

Wednesday, July 14th, 2021 from 10am – 10:40am 

Join us every Wednesday morning in July and start your #WellnessWednesday off right with some meditation. Through breath work, visualization and guided meditation, relax with our spiritual seeker, Sandra, to connect with Universal Intelligence and the Divine. Sandra has had a daily meditation practice for about 30 years and is excited to bring her knowledge to Floyd Memorial Library.

Register in person, by phone, or by email: joinprogram@floydmemoriallibrary.org.

 


SCRABBLE

Wednesday, July 14th, 2021 from 1pm-3pm

Game days are back at Floyd Memorial Library!

Open to everyone; no registration required.

 

 


MAH JONGG

Thursday, July 15th, 2021 from 1pm-3pm

Game days are back at Floyd Memorial Library!

Open to everyone; no registration required.

 


“Tails and Tales” Summer Film Fest – WATER FOR ELEPHANTS (PG-13) 

Thursday, July 15th, 2021 at 5:30pm

After his parents’ death, Jacob Jankowski is left penniless and homeless. Events lead him to joining the circus as their vet, working under their unstable boss August whose violent tendencies give everyone reason to be cautious around him, including his beautiful and quiet wife Marlena, whom August is very possessive of and who Jacob finds himself soon falling in love with.

Run time: 2 hours

Open to everyone; no registration required!


Internet Safety Series – Lesson Two: Dealing with Scam Calls – Virtual via Zoom

Friday, July 16th, 2021 at 7pm 

Connect with “Teens Teach Technology” to learn…

What is a scam call? How do you identify one?

Common Scam Calls: IRS tax fraud calls, fake bank credit calls, lottery and giveaway winner calls, and more

What to do if you have been scammed? Personal information and money.

To register: Email joinprogram@floydmemoriallibrary.org for the Zoom link.


Qi Gong for Health, Happiness & Harmony – Session 2

Saturday, July 17th, 2021 from 1pm-2pm

Qigong is the ancient Chinese art of gentle movement, meditation and breathing, practiced to optimize and balance Qi (energy) in the body and mind.

This 4 week “practice of the heart” series will help you begin to:

– Bring alignment to body, mind and spirit
– Connect you with your life force energy
– Expand your relationship with the universe
– Heal your body and spirit with powerful activated Qi

Join us in this amazingly beautiful, graceful, ancient practice. Whether you are new and curious or more experienced, whether you need healing or wish to offer healing to others, our combined Qi will expand and be more powerful as we practice together.

Register in person, by phone, or by email: joinprogram@floydmemoriallibrary.org.


CHESS 

Tuesday, July 20th, 2021 from 4pm-6pm

Game days are back at Floyd Memorial Library!

Open to everyone; no registration required.

 


MEDITATION CIRCLE 

Wednesday, July 21st, 2021 from 10am – 10:40am 

Join us every Wednesday morning in July and start your #WellnessWednesday off right with some meditation. Through breath work, visualization and guided meditation, relax with our spiritual seeker, Sandra, to connect with Universal Intelligence and the Divine. Sandra has had a daily meditation practice for about 30 years and is excited to bring her knowledge to Floyd Memorial Library.

Register in person, by phone, or by email: joinprogram@floydmemoriallibrary.org.

 


SCRABBLE

Wednesday, July 21st, 2021 from 1pm-3pm

Game days are back at Floyd Memorial Library!

Open to everyone; no registration required.

 

 


MAH JONGG

Thursday, July 22nd, 2021 from 1pm-3pm

Game days are back at Floyd Memorial Library!

Open to everyone; no registration required.

 


“Tails and Tales” Summer Film Fest – A DOG’S PURPOSE (PG) 

Thursday, July 22nd, 2021 at 5:30pm

Lasse Hallström “The Hundred-Foot Journey” directed this adaptation of the best-selling novel of the same name by W. Bruce Cameron, which follows a dog voiced by Josh Gad as he is reincarnated as different breeds belonging to various owners. Over the course of multiple lifetimes, the canine’s existence intersects with that of a young boy who rescued him in 1962.

Run time: 100 minutes

Open to everyone; no registration required!

 


Internet Safety Series – Lesson Three: Password Protection – Virtual via Zoom

Friday, July 23rd, 2021 at 7pm 

Connect with “Teens Teach Technology” to learn…

Using Password Managers: Pros and Cons of using online password managers, downloading and using Dashlane 

Making and Storing Passwords: What does a bad, good, and really good password look like? What considerations to make when storing them? 

To register: Email joinprogram@floydmemoriallibrary.org for the Zoom link.


Qi Gong for Health, Happiness & Harmony – Session 3

Saturday, July 24th, 2021 from 1pm-2pm

Qigong is the ancient Chinese art of gentle movement, meditation and breathing, practiced to optimize and balance Qi (energy) in the body and mind.

This 4 week “practice of the heart” series will help you begin to:

– Bring alignment to body, mind and spirit
– Connect you with your life force energy
– Expand your relationship with the universe
– Heal your body and spirit with powerful activated Qi

Join us in this amazingly beautiful, graceful, ancient practice. Whether you are new and curious or more experienced, whether you need healing or wish to offer healing to others, our combined Qi will expand and be more powerful as we practice together.

Register in person, by phone, or by email: joinprogram@floydmemoriallibrary.org.


BOOK DISCUSSION – Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen – In person at Peconic Landing

Monday, July 26th, 2021 at 4pm

Jacob Janowski’s luck had run out–orphaned and penniless, he had no direction until he landed on a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. A veterinary student just shy of a degree, he was put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie. It was the Great Depression and for Jacob the circus was both his salvation and a living hell. There he met Marlena, the beautiful equestrian star married to August, the charismatic but brutal animal trainer. And he met Rosie, an untrainable elephant who was the great hope for this third-rate traveling show. The bond that grew among this group of misfits was one of love and trust, and ultimately, it was their only hope for survival

No Registration required! 

 


CHESS 

Tuesday, July 27th, 2021 from 4pm-6pm

Game days are back at Floyd Memorial Library!

Open to everyone; no registration required.

 


EAST END LIBRARIES PRESENT: Optimize Your Immune System: Combat Viruses & Age Gracefully with a Kitchen Pharmacy with Author Marie Ruggles – virtual via Zoom

Thursday, July 27th, 2021 from 7pm-8pm

Join us for this presentation with Long Island author Marie Ruggles, M.S., R.D., C.N., C.D.E. of Optimize Your Immune System: Create Health & Resilience with a Kitchen Pharmacy, via Zoom. Learn about science-based ways to protect yourself from unnecessary illness.  Now is the time to stock your kitchen pharmacy, to combat the common cold, flu, and other viruses. Learn how to build a natural kitchen pharmacy to keep your family healthy all year long.

Email: joinprogram@floydmemoriallibrary.org for the Zoom link!


MEDITATION CIRCLE 

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021 from 10am – 10:40am 

Join us every Wednesday morning in July and start your #WellnessWednesday off right with some meditation. Through breath work, visualization and guided meditation, relax with our spiritual seeker, Sandra, to connect with Universal Intelligence and the Divine. Sandra has had a daily meditation practice for about 30 years and is excited to bring her knowledge to Floyd Memorial Library.

Register in person, by phone, or by email: joinprogram@floydmemoriallibrary.org.

 


SCRABBLE

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021 from 1pm-3pm

Game days are back at Floyd Memorial Library!

Open to everyone; no registration required.

 

 


MAH JONGG

Thursday, July 29th, 2021 from 1pm-3pm

Game days are back at Floyd Memorial Library!

Open to everyone; no registration required.

 


“Tails and Tales” Summer Film Fest – IN THE HEART OF THE SEA (PG-13) 

Thursday, July 29th, 2021 at 5:30pm

In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. “In the Heart of the Sea” reveals the encounter’s harrowing aftermath, as the ship’s surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down.

Run time: 122 minutes

Open to everyone; no registration required!


Qi Gong for Health, Happiness & Harmony – Session 4

Saturday, July 31st, 2021 from 1pm-2pm

Qigong is the ancient Chinese art of gentle movement, meditation and breathing, practiced to optimize and balance Qi (energy) in the body and mind.

This 4 week “practice of the heart” series will help you begin to:

– Bring alignment to body, mind and spirit
– Connect you with your life force energy
– Expand your relationship with the universe
– Heal your body and spirit with powerful activated Qi

Join us in this amazingly beautiful, graceful, ancient practice. Whether you are new and curious or more experienced, whether you need healing or wish to offer healing to others, our combined Qi will expand and be more powerful as we practice together.

Register in person, by phone, or by email: joinprogram@floydmemoriallibrary.org.

 



 

August Programs


CHESS 

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021 from 4pm-6pm

Game days are back at Floyd Memorial Library!

Open to everyone; no registration required.

 


Using the Libby App 

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Come sit down with our new Head of Reference & Adult Services, Matthew Still, and start to learn how to download and utilize eBooks & eAudiobooks through the Libby App. This class will cover downloading Libby for your mobile device, selecting your home library and setting up your account, searching the Libby catalog and taking out and returning digital materials.

To register: stop by the main desk, give us a call or email: joinprogram@floydmemoriallibrary.org.

Don’t forget to bring your tablet/eReader! Start reading at home with the click of a button.


SCRABBLE

Wednesday, August 4th, 2021 from 1pm-3pm

Game days are back at Floyd Memorial Library!

Open to everyone; no registration required.

 

 


THE ART OF HENNA – Presented by Henaa Graphics

Wednesday, August 4th, 2021 from 6pm – 7:45pm

Come join Eakta Gandhi to explore the  ancient art of henna.  Eakta   specializes in traditional, Arabic, and modern henna  designs. A brief history of henna will be discussed and then Eakta will apply a small hand design to interested participants using henna made from natural products, free of permanent dyes and harmful chemicals.

To register: stop by the main desk, give us a call or email: joinprogram@floydmemoriallibrary.org.

 

 


MAH JONGG

Thursday, August 5th, 2021 from 1pm-3pm

Game days are back at Floyd Memorial Library!

Open to everyone; no registration required.

 


“Tails and Tales” Summer Film Fest – KEANU (R) **violence, language, drug use and sexuality/nudity

Thursday, August 5th, 2021 at 5:30pm

Rell’s life is changed forever when a cute kitten comes to his door, and he names it Keanu. Unfortunately, one weekend later, Keanu is abducted by persons unknown. Now Rell and his cousin, Clarence, are men on a mission to find Keanu against the odds. Unfortunately, those odds prove to be perilously high as they find Keanu in the care of the ruthless gangster, Cheddar, and he will only part with him for a price. Now for that cute kitten, these two middle class bumblers find themselves neck deep in a dangerous alien world of drugs and gang violence with only their desperate audacity, creativity and sheer dumb luck giving them a chance to survive

Run time: 100 minutes

Open to everyone; no registration required!


CHESS 

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021 from 4pm-6pm

Game days are back at Floyd Memorial Library!

Open to everyone; no registration required.

 


SCRABBLE

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021 from 1pm-3pm

Game days are back at Floyd Memorial Library!

Open to everyone; no registration required.

 

 


MAH JONGG

Thursday, August 12th, 2021 from 1pm-3pm

Game days are back at Floyd Memorial Library!

Open to everyone; no registration required.

 


“Tails and Tales” Summer Film Fest – SECRETARIAT (PG) 

Thursday, August 12th, 2021 at 5:30pm

Housewife and mother Penny Chenery agrees to take over her ailing father’s Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, Chenery — with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin — manages to navigate the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in twenty-five years.

Run time: 123 minutes

Open to everyone; no registration required!

 


CHESS 

Tuesday, August 17th, 2021 from 4pm-6pm

Game days are back at Floyd Memorial Library!

Open to everyone; no registration required.

 


SCRABBLE

Wednesday, August 18th, 2021 from 1pm-3pm

Game days are back at Floyd Memorial Library!

Open to everyone; no registration required.

 

 


MAH JONGG

Thursday, August 19th, 2021 from 1pm-3pm

Game days are back at Floyd Memorial Library!

Open to everyone; no registration required.

 


“Tails and Tales” Summer Film Fest – LIFE OF PI (PG)

Thursday, August 19th, 2021 at 5:30pm

In Canada, a writer visits the Indian storyteller Pi Patel and asks him to tell his life story. Pi tells the story of his childhood in Pondicherry, India, and the origin of his nickname. One day, his father, a zoo owner, explains that the municipality is no longer supporting the zoo and he has hence decided to move to Canada, where the animals the family owns would also be sold. They board on a Japanese cargo ship with the animals and out of the blue, there is a storm, followed by a shipwrecking. Pi survives in a lifeboat with a zebra, an orangutan, a hyena and a male Bengal tiger nicknamed Richard Parker. They are adrift in the Pacific Ocean, with aggressive hyena and Richard Parker getting hungry. Pi needs to find a way to survive.

Run time: 127 minutes

Open to everyone; no registration required!