Many listed events are virtual; please call ahead before going to any event.
Learn about Sicily, Italy, including ruins, beaches, festivals, cuisines and wines, 2 to 3 p.m. Monday, Northport-East Northport Library, 151 Laurel Ave., Northport, free, register at nenpl.org, 631-261-6930.
ONLINE: AUTUMN COOKING DEMONSTRATION
Learn how to make a pesto-crusted flounder and Brussels sprouts with mussels, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, hosted by Hampton Bays Library, free, visit facebook.com/HamptonBaysLibrary, 631-728-6241.
PRESERVING YOUR PAST: FAMILY COLLECTIONS
Learn about the most common types of materials found in family history collections and how best to care for them, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Longwood Library, 800 Middle Country Rd., Middle Island, free, register at longwoodlibrary.org, 631-924-6400.
ONLINE: MEDICARE MADE CLEAR
Learn about the basics of Medicare, including what it covers, your options, what it costs, when you can enroll and more, 6:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, hosted by Amityville Library, free, register by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, put “Medicare Made Clear” as the subject line and include your full name in the body, amityvillepubliclibrary.org, 631-264-0567.
SENIOR FINANCIAL WORKSHOP
The Family and Children’s Association helps seniors with managing their bills, tax preparation and organizing mail through protecting them from financial exploitation, resources for caretakers, mental health support, in-home assistance, health insurance and more will be offered, 1 p.m. Tuesday, East Meadow Library, 1886 Front St., East Meadow, free, register at eastmeadow.info, 516-794-2570.
BORDERLANDS: THE HISTORY OF UKRAINE
Learn about the history of a former Soviet nation with diverse populations, a craving for independence and a compelling past, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Glen Cove Library, 4 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove, free, register at glencovelibrary.org, 516-676-2130.
PREVENTING IDENTITY THEFT
Learn about potential identity theft risks and how to protect yourself and your family, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Hempstead Library, 115 James A. Garner Way, Hempstead, free, register at hempsteadlibrary.info, 516-481-6990.
BALANCE AWARENESS CLASS
This four-session series is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance; a workbook is provided to those registered. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a bottle of water, 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 26, Freeport Memorial Library, 144 W. Merrick Rd., free, register at freeportlibrary.info, 516-379-3274.
LITTLE GEMS OF LONDON
Explore hidden gems of London, including lesser-known museums, Whitehall, Hampstead Heath, Berkeley Square and Mayfair, 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Rockville Centre Library, 221 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre, free, register at rvclibrary.org, 516-766-6257.
KNIT AND CROCHET
Get help with your knitting or crocheting project, beginners and experienced needleworkers are welcome, bring your own yarn and needles, 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Freeport Memorial Library, 144 W. Merrick Rd., free, register at freeportlibrary.info, 516-379-3274.
ONLINE: DOWNLOAD E-BOOKS AND AUDIOBOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY
Learn how to download and use e-books and audiobooks from the library’s website, demonstrations include username and password creation, using the Libby app, navigating the website, finding and downloading items and more, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, hosted by Northport-East Northport Library, free, register for a link at nenpl.org, 631-261-6930.
ONLINE: THE GOLDEN AGE OF HOLLYWOOD
Discover the reasons for Hollywood’s success during the period from the late 1920s through the end of World War II, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Thursday, hosted by Peninsula Library, free, visit peninsulapublic.org to view, 516-239-3262.
THE 411 ON CONSUMER FRAUD: DON’T BE A VICTIM
Postal Inspection Service employees discuss how to recognize fraud, how to play it safe and how and to report fraud, learn tips and contacts to help reduce the number of offers received through the mail, 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Islip Library, 71 Monell Ave., Islip, free, Suffolk County cardholders can register at isliplibrary.org, 631-581-5933.
OFFICE OF THE AGING ADVOCATE
A representative from the Suffolk County Office of the Aging assists seniors with filling out forms and shares information about various countywide programs and services, 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Longwood Library, 800 Middle Country Rd., Middle Island, free, first-come, first-served, longwoodlibrary.org, 631-924-6400.
VINCENT VAN GOGH
Learn about the life, art and inspirations of Vincent Van Gogh, 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. Friday, Amagansett Library, 215 Main St., Amagansett, free, register at amagansettlibrary.org, 631-267-3810.
THE BASICS OF MEDICARE
Discuss the basics of Medicare, including what it is, when to apply, what it does and does not cover and more, a Q&A follows, 11 a.m. Friday, Shelter Rock Library, 165 Searingtown Rd., Albertson, free, register at srpl.org, 516-248-7363.
CROCHET FOR CHARITY
Help make a difference in someone's life as you make new friends and crochet items to donate to veterans, nursing homes, homeless shelters and dialysis centers, including lap blankets, scarves, hats, shawls and fidget mats, all levels welcome, bring your own needles, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sachem Library, 150 Holbrook Rd., Holbrook, free, register at sachemlibrary.org, 631-588-5024.
POETRY OPEN MIC
Former Nassau County Poet Laureate Peter V. Dugan hosts an open mic for established poets and writers as well as talented new voices; presented by the Performance Poets Association, refreshments will be served, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oceanside Library at the temporary location, 56 Atlantic Ave., Oceanside, free, register at oceansidelibrary.com, 516-766-2360.
With LaToya Rodriguez, Daniel Variano and Keri Wall-Treudler