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  • 1.brookhavenfreelibrary September November 2013Serving The South Country Central School District BROOKHAVEN FREE LIBRARY 273 BEAVER DAM ROAD BROOKHAVEN, NY 11719 Printed on 100% post-consumer waste. Please recycle this newsletter. ***ECRWSS*** POSTAL CUSTOMER Non-Profit Org. STD. RATE POSTAGE PAID Brookhaven, N.Y. 11719 Permit No. 6 Did you know that the library has iPads and mini iPads for BFL cardholders to use in the Library? We recently upgrad- ed the wi-fi signal in the building and with the addition of our new comfy chairs; the front room is a comfortable place to catch up on your emails, social media or just leisure web surfing. To use a device simply ask a staff member at the Circulation Desk. A valid Brookhaven Free Library card is required. CONGRATULATIONS BFL BATTLE OF THE BOOKS TEAM Congratulations to Brookhaven Free Librarys first ever Battle of the Books Team! On Saturday, August 10, they battled in the ultimate book trivia competition against 42 Suffolk Libraries and even picked up the Sportsmanship award in their session! Great job team! Pictured from left to right; Assistant Coach, Madison Porsche, Daniel Fortmann, Andrew Zimlinghaus, Laurel Zimlinghaus, Alexis Spence, Carla Fortmann and Catherine St. Hilaire. Good Bye Margie OKeefe! The Board of Trustees and the entire Library Staff want to express our deep- est gratitude to Margie for her 21 years of service to the Brookhaven Free Library community. We wish you all the best in your retirement! BOOK SALE Saturday, September 28, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The library is holding a book sale! Stop by to browse the selection of materials for sale. No donations will be accepted for this event. In an effort to serve our patrons better the Brookhaven Free Library will have new opening hours beginning September 1. The new hours are as follows: Monday Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday 12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m. We will begin opening Sundays on September 8. The Library Has NEW Hours September is Library Card Sign-up Month! Do you know what your Brookhaven Free Library can do for you? Free fax service, computer help, e-Reader and device train- ing, reference and research services, online program registration and much more! All residents of the South County School District are entitled to a card at the Brookhaven Free Library. Get yours today! Thank You... Judith McCadden and John & Gail Mitchell for their gifts in memory of James Redman. the following supporters of the Adult and YA Summer Reading Clubs: Avinos Italian Table, Gateway Performing Arts Center of Suffolk County, Carla Marlas, Jims Deli, Sequin, T.J.s Heros and Intrigue Salon. Guests are always welcome September 11 - Meet at the Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society at 2:30 p.m. in the Brown Building. The museum curator, Steve Czarniecki, will give us a behind the scenes talk and we will have a chance to visit the museum. October 9 - Brookhaven Library - Flo Myers will give us a moving talk about Flos Familys escape from China. Meeting at 2:30 p.m. Guests are always welcome. November 13 - Maurice Kemp, organist and choir director of Christ Church will perform a selection of well known organ masterpieces including Phantom of the Opera and a few surprises, at Christ Church, Bellport at 2:30 p.m. FIREPLACE LITERARY CLUB SHED THE MEDS Saturday, September 28, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The Suffolk County Sheriffs Office is pleased to offer a safe way for residents to properly dispose of their unused med- ications and covered hypoder- mic needles. Proper disposal is essential to protect the envi- ronment, and ensure that old prescriptions do not end up in the wrong hands. Stop by any time to drop off your unwanted meds. No questions asked and no personal information will be taken. Family and Friends CPR Monday, October 21, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. The Brookhaven Ambulance Department is pleased to offer Family and Friends CPR to interested South Country Central School District residents. This free of charge course will not certify you in CPR but it will give you enough information to save a loved one and prepare you for what to do and to look for if and when an emergency should arise. This class is limited to 6 students. A second class will be added on November 18 if needed. iPads are Available for In-House Use

2. EVENING BOOK DISCUSSIONS No registration required Last Monday of the month 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Registration is encouraged but not required, and new members are always welcome. Copies of titles are available for check out at the Circulation Desk. September 30 - The Samurai's Garden by Gail Tsukiyama October 28 - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer November 25 - The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan DAYTIME BOOK DISCUSSIONS No registration required. Second Tuesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. Registration is encouraged but not required, and new members are always welcome. Copies of titles are available for check out at the Circulation Desk. September 10 - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot October 8 - The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach November 12 - New York by Edward Rutherfurd TUESDAY AFTERNOON MOVIES No registration required. Every Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. Join us on Tuesdays for an afternoon of cinematic entertainment. New releases are shown whenever possible. Titles are available online and by calling the library. FRIDAY AFTERNOON CREATIVES No registration required. New members wanted! Fridays, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Our meeting room is open to all creatives! Bring your sewing, stitching, quilting, knitting, or other creative project to work on in the company of other creative people. No formal instruction is provided, but advice is available if you ask. Feel free to bring a snack or drink if you wish. SURF FEVER! No registration required. Thursdays, September 26, October 17 and November 21 at 6:00 p.m. Join us as our resident surfer dude Matt shares new surf film classics and old favorites! As always, snacks, friendship and story will be shared! All welcome. HOME CANNING Wednesday, September 18 at 6:00 p.m. Certified Master Food Preserver, Mark Vosburgh is stopping by BFL to inform us about the history of canning, general principles of safe food handling, equipment used, food preparation, water bath and pressure canning methods and troubleshoot- ing. Registration begins Monday, September 9. NEW YORK DRIVERS SAFETY COURSE Saturday, September 21, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. A representative from Empire Safety Council will be here to present their 6 hour class, recognized by all New York State insurance companies, which can help you reduce your auto collision and liability insurance rates by 10%. If you have incurred violations during the 18 month period prior to completing the course, up to four points will automatically be reduced on your driving record. There is no formal exam. A fee of $27 will be collected at registration. Please make checks payable to Empire Safety Council. Registration begins Monday, September 9. A CONSUMERS GUIDE TO FINANCIAL SELF DEFENSE Wednesday, September 25 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Howard Fullenbaum, CFP, will be presenting information on how to protect yourself from financial abuse and frauds. Registration begins Monday, September 9. INTERIOR DESIGN 101 Wednesday, October 2, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Learn the basics of interior design with specialist, Jacqui Palatnik. Color, space, lighting and much more will be discussed at this informative work- shop. Come prepared with your own design ques- tions. Registration begins Monday, September 9. AGING IN PLACE: IDENTITY THEFT Monday, October 7 at 1:00 p.m. How do I protect myself from Identity Theft? What would I do if a family member is incapacitated for a long period of time? Should my loved ones or I have insurance to prevent a financial burden? Would I be able to finance a loved ones care with the equity in my home? Bob Cuccaro and Rick Cashman, both with the Long Island Chapter of the National Aging In Place Council, will be here to discuss possible solutions and planning measures for these important topics. Registration begins Monday, September 9. HAND MADE GERMAN PRETZELS Wednesday, October 9, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Learn about the history of pretzels as you twist your own to bring home and bake. Registration begins Monday, September 9. COOKING WITH FALL VEGETABLES: CREATIVE, QUICK AND EASY WAYS TO ENJOY THE AUTUMN HARVEST Thursday, October 10, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Join holistic health coach Tina Annibell to learn how to choose and identify an assortment of autumn veggies, the most efficient way to clean, dry and properly store them, the science of cook- ing veggies, how to properly toss and dress a salad, how to make your own salad dressings and marinades (that blow away store-bought brands), the must-have kitchen tools for cooking vegeta- bles and making salad, and the nutritional profile and health benefits of this most important class of foods! Registration begins Monday, September 9. LONG ISLAND GHOST STORIES Thursday, October 24, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. The Paranormal Adventurers, Joseph Flammer and Diane Hill, return with a new and thrilling interac- tive multimedia presentation about Long Islands most haunted graveyards and paranormal hot spots. These are places where you can go to look for ghosts, too! Flammer and Hill reveal some of their truly harrowing ghostly experiences through video and photos Bring your own ghost stories and copies of The Paranormal Adventurers books for signing! Registration begins Monday, September 9. EVERYTHING BUT THE TURKEY Monday, November 4, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Join the Baking Coach and learn to make classic stuffing, cornbread casserole and homemade cranberry chutney for Thanksgiving. Everyone goes home with a 7-inch round cornbread casserole to bake in the oven. Registration begins Monday, September 9. MEDITATION FOR A STRESS FREE HOLIDAY AND BEYOND Wednesday, November 20, 6:30 -