Join the Adult Winter Reading Challenge
Read two books and receive a beautiful HPL ceramic coffee mug. All those who have submitted at least two book reviews will be entered into a raffle. Awarded prizes are three $25 gift certificates to Bon Bons Chocolatier in Huntington Village. That’s it! We’ve made it so easy! The perfect season to catch up on your reading!
WHEN: January 4 to March 1, 2021
WHERE: Huntington Public Library
Register using code HMA851
HOW: Register online or in person at the Customer Service or the Adult Reference Desks. This is the perfect season to catch up on your reading and warm up with a good book! HPL cardholders only.




Free Tax Preparation (AARP)
Saturdays, February 6, 13, 20, 27;  March 6, 13, 20, 27;  April 3, 10 • Call for an appointment time  •  Station Community Room
Mondays, February 8, 15, 22;   March 1, 8, 15, 22;   April 5, 12 • Call for an appointment time  •  Station Community Room
Register using code HSA045
Tax preparation at our Station Branch Library is on Saturdays, beginning in February and ending April 12. AARP will adhere to social distancing and mask wearing regulations for the safety of preparers and patrons. This year because of the pandemic, AARP volunteers will scan all tax documents and return them immediately. Please bring your current tax records and copies of your last year’s federal and state tax returns. A complete list of required information will be provided. Please note that some tax information, especially from brokerage firms, may not be sent to you until the end of February. Returns will be prepared in about a week and emailed to taxpayers who must approve them before the returns are e-filed. AARP Tax-Aide is administered by the AARP Foundation, in cooperation with the IRS. Electronic filing (e*filing) is included. You MUST bring your current tax records and copies of your last filed federal and state tax returns. All persons listed on the tax return must be present and MUST bring a photo ID and a Social Security card. Call 631-427-5165 ext. 251, or 122, for complete information and to make a reservation.   Registration required. HPL cardholders only for the first week; after that, appointments are open to all.

AARP Tax-Aide is a free tax counseling and preparation service, helping low and middle-income taxpayers, with special attention to people ages 60 years and older.
AARP Tax Aide volunteers cannot prepare returns that include rental property, military income, alternative minimum tax, or those with many stock transactions.



Long Island Alzheimer’s & Dementia Center (LIAD) presents Brain Fitness, via Zoom

Tuesdays, January 12, 19, 26 • 11:00 am to 12:00 pm • Register online for HSA398
Registration is required to receive Zoom sign-in via email.

Long Island Alzheimer’s & Dementia Center (LIAD) presents Brain Fitness

Join us for fun games and exercises to keep your mind and body in shape! A representative from Long Island Alzheimer’s and Dementia Center (LIAD) will lead participants through some brain teasers, trivia, Jeopardystyle games and some chair exercises. Limited space.    Registration required. Open to All


Register using Code HSA398



Fearless Watercolors Hands-On Workshop: Finding Color in Winter Light, via Zoom

Thursdays, January 14, 21, 28; February 4 • 6:00 to 8:30 pm • Register online for HMA832
Registration is required to receive Zoom sign-in via email.

Fearless Watercolors Hands-On Workshop

Let go of watercolor anxiety and learn to trust your instincts with color! Jan Guarino instructs and inspires you to capture the colors of winter in your painting. Upon your request, she is happy to critique your work. Find a place to set up a workspace with all your supplies. See the recommended supply list at the public service desks or in the online program record. You will receive a link to the Zoom class before class begins.    Registration required. HPL cardholders only


Register using Code HMA832



"Kiss Me, Kill Me" Mystery Book Discussions with Donna
Celebrate 5 Years of Kiss Me, Kill Me!
“Kiss Me, Kill Me” Mystery Book Discussions with Donna: Final Cut, with Special Guest Author S.J. Watson

Tuesday, January 19 • 2:00 – 4:00 pm • Register online for HMA165
Registration is required to receive Zoom sign-in via email.

A Good Marriage with Special Guest Author Kimberly McCreight

Final Cut by S.J. Watson


In honor of our fifth year of the Kiss Me, Kill Me Mystery Book Club, we will be having a very special guest joining us ... S.J. Watson! S.J. Watson’s first novel, Before I Go to Sleep, was the very first book discussion for Kiss Me, Kill Me and now he will be joining us to discuss his latest novel, Final Cut.

Blackwood Bay. An ordinary place, home to ordinary people. It used to be a buzzing seaside destination. But now, ravaged by the effects of dwindling tourism and economic downturn, it's a ghost town--and the perfect place for film-maker Alex to shoot her new documentary. But the community is deeply suspicious of her intentions. After all, nothing exciting ever happens in Blackwood Bay--or does it?


Register using Code HMA165



American Stories Book Discussions with Thérèse Purcell Nielsen - Heavy: An American Memoir

Wednesday January 20 • 7:00 – 8:30 pm • Register online for HMA631
Registration is required to receive Zoom sign-in via email.

Coming to My Senses, The Making of a Counterculture Cook, by Alice Waters

Heavy:  An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon


There is no single American narrative, there are millions of personal stories across the country: gay, straight, white, black, Asian, Latino, Native American,rural, urban, immigrant, religious, secular, living with disability, able-bodied (and more!) Join librarian Thérèse Purcell Nielsen in a year-long project of examining our American Stories as recorded in memoirs and autobiographies.

January’s memoir is Heavy by Kiese Laymon. Heavy received a starred review from Kirkus, which described the books as “A challenging memoir about black-white relations, income inequality, mother-son dynamics, Mississippi byways, lack of personal self-control, education from kindergarten through graduate school, and so much more.”

Reserve a copy of either title (or all our future titles) through the Huntington Public Library catalog, accessible on our website, or download a digital copy via our Overdrive collection, also accessible through our website or the Libby app for mobile devices.

Please contact one of our reference librarians at 631-427-5165 ext 251 for help in reserving either book. If you have questions about our American Stories project, please contact Thérèse Purcell Nielsen at . Open to all. Registration is required. You will receive a Zoom link by email the day before the meeting.

Register using Code HMA631


Regularly Scheduled Adult Programs

Next Chapter Book Club via Zoom
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Mondays, January 4, 11, 25; February 1, 8, 22 • 1:30 – 2:30 pm • 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Register using code HMA264
Adults, 18 years and older, with developmental disabilities meet via ZOOM to form friendships through reading and talking about books. All are welcome, regardless of reading level, led by librarian Maureen Comerford. Some of the books that we have enjoyed are The One and Only Ivan, Marley and Me, and Who was Dr. Seuss? Currently, we are enjoying Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen. For information, contact Ms. Comerford at 631-427-5165, ext. 237 or email . Next Chapter Book Club's website is
Beginner English Classes via Zoom
Beginner English Classes
Tuesdays, November 3, 10, 17; December 1, 8, 15  •  5:30 – 6:30 pm
Register using code HSA083
Open to adults 18 years and older. For details, call 631-421-5053. These classes, taught by a native English speaker, will teach basic skills in a casual and fun environment. Participants may attend as many sessions as they like. Registration required. Open to adults 18 years and older. For details, call 631-421-5053.


Gentle Yoga with Ann McDermott-Kave via Zoom
Saturdays, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Registration in progress: November 21; December 5, 12, 19; January 9, 16, 23 (No class on November 28, December 26, January 2)  ·  
Register using code HMA162

The instructor teaches Iyengar Yoga for all levels. Please have a mat, foam block, belt, blanket or towel. Registration required. HPL cardholders only. Limited to 24.

AARP Smart Driver Online Course
Register using code HMA200
AARP is offering a 25% discount through December 31 for the AARP Smart Driver online course at:  Use the promo code DRIVINGSKILLS for the discount.
Virtual Career Counseling via Zoom
Career Counselor @ Main Library
Wednesdays, November 18; December 9 • 6:00 – 9:00 pm
During this difficult time the library is pleased to offer Career Counseling remotely. Make an appointment by calling the Reference Desk at 631-427-5165 ext. 251/252.   HPL cardholders preferred.




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