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Adult Programs

Bryant Library is proud host of Authors, Musicians, Artists, Lecturers, Professionals & the like.
For a full list of this month's programs please check links below, or grab a copy of our
monthly Newsletter on your next visit to the Library.

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Friday Bridge Buddies
Fridays January 4, 11, 18, 25 & February 1, 8, 15, 22  
12:30 - 2:30pm  
Join us every Friday for friendly social bridge (not duplicate). Learn how to play bridge the way that it was taught 60 years ago. We will help you exercise your mental muscles. No need to bring a partner. All are welcome!  

Game Time: Mahjong, Scrabble, and Cribbage
Mondays January 7, 14, 21, 28 & February 4, 11, 25
11:00am - 3:00pm
*No meeting on February 18
Stop by this informal gathering to play classic games.
Please bring your own sets. Tea and coffee will be provided.

The Bryant Library Scribes
Workshop Led By Vivian Swift
Thursdays January 10, 24 & February 14, 28 at 7:00pm
Got a memoir, novel, or short story in the works, or on your mind? Bring your ideas, rough drafts, and polished revisions to our writer's workshop. Discussion leader Vivian Swift is the author of three volumes of illustrated travel memoirs. Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love) calls Ms. Swift "...my favorite travel writer... her first book is on my personal Top 10 Books of All Time List." Ms. Swift's writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Christie's Magazine, and Antiques Magazine. Her journalism in Long Island Woman Magazine was awarded for outstanding feature writing in 2016.

Coding For Beginners
Tuesdays January 15, 29 & February 12, 26 at 3:30pm  
Online Registration Required
Sign up for an exciting series of workshops that will teach adults how to program interactive stories and games. All participants will need to bring their own iPad or Android Tablet. Please download the free ScratchJr. Application before the first session.  

UFOs Then & Now: We Are Not Alone
Short Film & Lecture by Robert Bria
Thursday, January 17 at 1:00pm
Online Registration Required
Look to the sky! This short film spans the official recovery of the UFO crash site in Roswell, NM in 1947 to the end of the "Project Blue Book" in 1969, and will make you wonder if we are really alone in the universe. Following the film will be a lively discussion of how the post-WWII landscape shaped modern scientific thought on UFOs, which led to the formation of the CIA, NSA, and US Air Force. Be sure to bring questions and stay for the Q&A at the end.  

Property Tax Seminar with Charles Berman, 
Nassau County Receiver of Taxes

Wednesday, January 23 at 1:00pm
Join Charles Berman, Town of North Hempstead Receiver of Taxes for an informative seminar regarding the 2020-2021 re-assessment.  

Everything You Need To Know
About Downloading Digital Resources

Thursdays, January 24 & February 21 at 1:00pm
Online or In-Person Registration Required
*Class will meet on the main floor of the library
Want to download ebooks, watch online movies, read your favorite magazines online, or listen to music? The library has a wealth of FREE streaming services that you can access with your library card. If you need help setting up your phone, tablet, or Kindle to utilize these resources, we are here to help. Bring your own charged device. Topics included: Kanopy, Hoopla, Universal Class, Libby, RB Digital (digital magazine). Call for more details (516) 621-2240 x 247.

Learn a Language with Transparent Language & Pronunciator 
Friday, January 25 at 1:00pm
Online or In-Person Registration Required
*Class will meet on the main floor of the library    
Learn any language using Bryant Library's online database,Transparent Languages. In this class we will walk you through setting up an account and start learning vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar and culture of the language of your choice. Library card, pin number and headphones are needed for this class. Bring your own charged device. Call for more details (516) 621-2240 x247.

12 Strategies to Relieve Stress:
Live a Life of Balance, Clarity, and Joy

Workshop Led by Catherine Russo Epstein
Saturday, January 26 at 1:00pm   

Most of us spend many hours, many days and many years in thinking mode. We think of what has happened to us, or what will happen. The human brain ruminates, plots, plans, worries, and dreams up what if scenarios.Wouldn't you like to get to a point where you are running the show of what your brain thinks about?
   Join Catherine Russo Epstein, Mindfulness Mentor, Author and Speaker for this inspirational workshop. Catherine is dedicated to helping people kick frustration and resignation to the curb to create an epic tale of a life without regrets. 

Join Us For A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Inspirational Talk by Pastor Victor Lewis
Monday, January 28 at 6:30pm
Friendship Baptist Church Pastor Victor Lewis returns to The Bryant Library for our annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. Pastor Lewis will speak about the accomplishments of Dr. King, the values that he preached and the important message he has left for us that is still relevant today.  This yearly event is sponsored by The Bryant Library and The Roslyn Public Schools.