VIRTUAL: ADULT COLORING CLUBJoin other adults who love to color, 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, hosted by Brentwood Library, free, register for a link at brentwoodnylibrary.org, 631-273-7883. Credit: Pixabay
During the pandemic, most listed events are virtual; please call ahead before going to any event.
LIFE AFTER THE PRESIDENCY
Discuss the lives of presidents, including Washington, Jefferson, Carter, Reagan, after the end of their role as commander in chief, 11 a.m. to noon Monday, hosted by Great Neck Library, free, visit greatnecklibrary.org for a link, 516-466-8055.
Join this on-the-mat class for wellness that includes breathing, movement and reframing the mind, body and soul, 7 p.m. Tuesday, hosted by Elmont Memorial Library, free, register for a link at elmontlibrary.org, 516-354-5280.
Discuss "The Enormous Radio," a short story by John Cheever, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, hosted by Hewlett-Woodmere Library, free, register for a link at hwpl.org, 516-374-1967.
OCEANSIDE GARDEN CLUB — A REASSURING HUM
Learn about the significance of native bees and other pollinators and how to protect them in your gardens, 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, hosted by Oceanside Library, free, visit oceansidelibrary.com for a link, 516-766-2360.
NONFICTION BOOK DISCUSSION
Discussion of "Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty," by Patrick Radden Keefe, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, hosted by Port Washington Library, free, visit pwpl.org for a link, 516-883-4400.
Discuss sci-fi horror films "The Thing" (1982, rated R, 1:49), starring Kurt Russell, and "Videodrome" (1983, rated R, 1:27), starring James Woods, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, hosted by Cold Spring Harbor Library, free, register for a link at cshlibrary.org, 631-692-6820.
Discussion on the art of making drinks, syrups, infusions and edible garnishes, explore how to use herbs and spices to approximate the flavors of popular cocktail spirits, 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, hosted by East Islip Library, free, Suffolk County cardholders register for a link at eipl.org, 631-581-9200.
HISTORY AND HORTICULTURE — FRANCE
Discussion on the long history of French gardens, 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, hosted by Elmont Memorial Library, free, register for a link at elmontlibrary.org, 516-354-5280.
ITALIAN HERITAGE IN NEW YORK CITY
Explore a Tuscan garden and several Little Italys in New York City and learn what it was like to travel to America and endure the tribulations of Ellis Island, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, hosted by Levittown Library, free, register for a link at levittownpl.org, 516-731-5728.
OYSTERS: A NEW YORK LEGACY
Learn how and why the areas once considered the oyster capital of the world, New York City and Long Island, are restocking local waterways with oysters, clams and scallops, 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, hosted by West Babylon Public Library, free, register for a link at wbpl.us, 631-669-5445.
INTRODUCTION TO ETSY
Learn how to use the website Etsy to buy and sell handmade or vintage items, as well as arts-and-craft supplies. Topics include creating an account, checking the reliability of sellers and buyers, online safety and more, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, hosted by West Islip Public Library, free, register for a link at westisliplibrary.org, 631-661-7080.
RETIREMENT BY DESIGN
Learn investment strategies to help design the retirement you want, how to add flexibility to your strategy and how to keep your strategy on track, 7 to 8 p.m., Harborfields Library, 31 Broadway, Greenlawn, free, limited space, register, harborfieldslibrary.org, 631-757-4200.
Learn and practice simple yoga exercises and breathing techniques, safe, easy and gentle for all bodies, 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, hosted by East Hampton Library, free, register for a link at easthamptonlibrary.org, 631-324-0222.
THE POWER OF AWARENESS — BEFRIENDING YOURSELF
Discuss how to listen to the messages your body, emotions and thoughts give every moment, a brief meditation follows, noon to 1:15 p.m. Thursday, hosted by Great Neck Library, free, register for a link at greatnecklibrary.org, 516-466-8055.
GREAT DECISIONS — THE END OF GLOBALIZATION?
Discuss the definition of globalization, how protectionist trade policies affect it and more, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, hosted by Shelter Island Library, free, register for a link at shelterislandpubliclibrary.org, 631-749-0042.
Join other seniors, participate or listen to casual discussions on special interests and concerns; masks are required, 10 a.m. Friday, Elmont Memorial Library, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont, free, elmontlibrary.org, 516-354-5280 ext. 233.
CARFIT WITH AAA
Learn how to achieve a better fit in your vehicle for optimum safety and comfort while driving. A certified CarFit technician demonstrates how to properly seat belts, wheel tilt, seating position and more, 3 to 4 p.m. Friday, hosted by Harborfields Library, free, register for a link at harborfieldslibrary.org, 631-757-4200.
TWO CENTURIES OF FRANKENSTEIN
Discuss Mary Shelley's novel "Frankenstein" and the films that are based on the novel, 2 p.m. Friday, hosted by Rockville Centre Public Library, free, register for a link at rvclibrary.org, 516-766-6257.
Pay tribute to Long Islanders who served the United States at the Walls of Honor dedication ceremony. The 2020 and 2021 honorees will be celebrated by having their names added to the wall, all are welcome, 10 a.m. Saturday, Veterans Memorial Plaza at Eisenhower Park, Parking Field 6, Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, free, 516-236-3245.
Compiled by Gina Tabarus with LaToya Rodriguez, Daniel Variano and Keri Wall-Treudler