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Library Services of Special Interest to Seniors
The Library offers a variety of informative and recreational programs of interest to seniors, including musical and theatrical performances, current events discussions, book and film discussions, and speakers on health,  personal finance, technology, genealogy and local history,  and more. Check our monthly newsletter, The Library (available in standard print, large print, and online), for complete details. You can also call us for information- you will always get a person on the other end of the line!


Reference
Our Reference Librarians are highly trained and skilled information specialists ready to answer your questions in person, by telephone, or via email. Whether you’re looking for information on health or finance, assistance with technology, access to our online resources, or suggestions for a great read, our Reference Librarians will provide you with confidential, professional, one-on-one assistance.


AARP Driver Safety Program
Refresh your driving skills and receive a discount on your auto insurance by participating in classes taught by AARP volunteers. This program is offered during day and evening hours and a fee to AARP is required.


AARP Tax Aid (February-April)
Each Thursday and Friday morning during tax season, AARP counselors trained by the IRS are on hand to assist with your income tax preparation. There is no charge for this service.

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Assistive Technology
Make use of our in-house assistive technology and materials, including magnified computer screens (Zoom Text), a scanning and reading device (SARA), video magnifier, and assistive listening devices for programs. You can also borrow reading glasses at the Reference Desk in case you’ve left yours at home. 

 

Blood Pressure Check
The first Wednesday of every month, a nurse from the Visiting Nurse Service is available to check your blood pressure at no charge.


Book Discussion Groups
Do you like to exchange ideas with other bibliophiles? Enjoy monthly discussions with other adults in our evening groups, Novel Ideas and Short Story Central, as well as our afternoon book group, Page Turners.


Computer Services: Classes and One-on-One Appointments
Acquire basic, intermediate, and advanced computer knowledge by attending classes taught by professional instructors and our own Library staff. Learn about the Internet, email and the use of other electronic devices.  A different selection of courses is offered each month. Some classes may require registration.

 

The Library offers One-on-One tutoring sessions for patrons who need assistance with technology or help downloading library ebooks and audiobooks. Appointments will be a half-hour in length and can be scheduled by contacting the Reference Desk.


Cultural Outings: Museum Passes and Book-A-Trip
Reserve a pass to visit local and NYC museums, including the Heckscher Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art.

 

Travel with other Library patrons on day trips to enriching area destinations. Recent visits have included the French Culinary Institute, Central Park, Newport, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, and Philadelphia. 


Current Events & Historical Discussions
Consider historical people and events and share your views on current issues in our popular discussion programs with Michael Libresco-D’Innocenzo, professor of history at Hofstra University.

 

Downloads
You can experience ebooks, audiobooks, movies, and music on your personal computer and portable device. Our collection of downloadable eBooks and audiobooks include bestselling fiction and nonfiction titles, and a selection of downloadable videos and music.

 

Equipment for Public Use
The Library has copiers, fax machines, printers, scanners, typewriters, and Wi-Fi for your convenience

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Health Insurance Information, Counseling and Assistance Program
Volunteers trained by the Suffolk County Office for the Aging will answer your questions about Medicare, supplementary insurance, and HMOs designed for Medicare recipients. There is no charge for this service.


Homeward Bound Program

Are you, or is someone you know, unable to visit the library because of a temporary or permanent medical or physical condition? Our Homeward Bound Program is available to all Library district patrons who are unable to come to the library. You may tell us what materials you want, or our Outreach Librarians will select for you books (in large or regular print), audiobooks, or other audiovisual materials based on your interests. Whatever you enjoy, we will see that your library materials are “homeward bound” to you. This is a free and confidential service.

 

Movies for Adults
The Library offers a variety of popular daytime films showings and evening film discussions, including dramas, comedies, musicals, and classics.

 

Older Americans Month  
During the month of May, in observance of Older Americans Month, the Library offers educational and entertaining programs of particular interest to seniors. Look for details in the Library’s May newsletter.

 

Senior Resources Web Links
Browse a list of web links, compiled by Reference Librarians, for information and resources relevant to seniors from local, regional and national organizations.   


 

 

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