LIBRARY NEWSLETTER 116 Merritts Road • Farmingdale, NY 11735 • 516-249-9090 • November/December 2019


CELEBRATING 25 YEARS IN THE NEW LIBRARY BUILDING In November of 1994, the new library building was open to the public. Please join us on November 5 as we celebrate 25 years at 116 Merritts Road. Ribbon cutting ceremony at 1:00pm, reception to follow. For more information, please read the Director’s letter on pg. 2.

2019 FANDOM FEST Saturday, November 2 from 11:00am-3:00pm

Admission Tickets Available at the Circulation Desk Programs with an * Require Registration

For Adults, Teens, and Kids!

For complete information about our Fandom Fest, please visit our website at

CHARACTER MEET & GREETS: The Long Island Ghostbusters & Echo-1 STAR WARS 501st Legion: Empire City Garrison Saber Guild-Endor Temple

WORKSHOPS: * Batman/Catwoman Pop Art Workshop * Comic Book Character Drawing Workshop * Dagger DogVinci Painting Workshop Face Painting with Painted Faces *Frozen Party

*Harry Potter Escape Room *Harry Potter Butterbeer/Cupcake Workshop Hogwarts Academy Walk-In *Lego Ninjago Time *Lightsaber Training/Choreography *Padawan Training Institute *Pokemon Card Game Tournament Pop Culture Balloon Sculptures Tabletop Gaming Sesame Street 50th Birthday Celebration Walk-In Traveling Tardis from Dr. Who

COME MEET CELEBRITY ARTIST DAGGER DOGVINCI FROM 1:00PM-3:00PM Famous Renaissance Pup Dagger DogVinci will be here for a Meet & Greet and pawtographs! Dagger has appeared on The Today Show, Animal Planet’s “Cute as Fluff” show, just to name few! Dagger will also be featured on the upcoming PBS show “Shelter Me - The Art of Kindness.


In the event of a large turnout, residents with proof of residency in UFSD #22 will be admitted first. Movie Times:


1:15pm, movie starts at 1:30pm 6:30pm, movie starts at 7:00pm

DANA SIMONE CONCERT Sunday, November 3 at 3:00pm

No Registration Required Long Island singer/songwriter Dana Simone and her vibrant 4-piece band will bring you a unique mix of 60s and 80s music from the Beatles, Skeeter Davis, Dusty Springfield, Quarterflash, and Brenda K. Starr that you're sure to sing along to. You'll also hear some original and contemporary songs. Dana's vocal style and stage presentation have drawn comparisons to both Carly Simon and Norah Jones. Preference given to UFSD #22 residents. THE SUGAR & SPICE BAND CONCERT Sunday, December 8 at 2:30pm No Registration Required Part of the Town of Oyster Bay Distinguished Artist Series The Sugar & Spice Band is a high energy band that delivers finger-poppin’ and soul-stirring music. Their focus is on music that appeals to all ages and a diverse audience: Classic Soul, Motown, Disco, and R&B (think Aretha Franklin, Martha Reeves, Diana Ross, The Temptations, and Stevie Wonder). If you want to lay back and groove or if you want to dance the afternoon away, then they are your band!

ROCKETMAN (2019) Tuesday, November 12 Rated: R

121 Minutes Stars: Taron Egerton and Bryce Dallas Howard A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years.

YESTERDAY (2019) Tuesday, November 26 Rated: PG-13 112 Minutes Stars: Himesh Patel and Lily James

BLACK FRIDAY DEALS AT THE LIBRARY! COME TO THE LIBRARY ON BLACK FRIDAY FOR SOME GREAT DEALS! Friday, November 29 from 9:00am-6:00pm We have the best deals in town this Black Friday! You can pick up your Black Friday flyer beginning November 1 at the Circulation Desk or you can print out a copy from our website at

A struggling musician realizes he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed. WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE (2019) Tuesday, December 3 Rated: PG-13 112 Minutes Stars: Cate Blanchett and Kristen Wiig A loving mom becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Her leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jump-starts her life and leads to her triumphant rediscovery. ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN (2019) Tuesday, December 17 Rated: PG 109 Minutes Stars: Milo Ventimiglia and Amanda Seyfried Through his bond with his owner, aspiring Formula One race car driver Denny, golden retriever Enzo learns that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate the journey of life. TUESDAY MATINEE TO BE OR NOT TO BE (1942) Tuesday, November 5 at 2:00pm Not Rated 99 Minutes Stars: Jack Benny and Carole Lombard During the Nazi occupation of Poland, an acting troupe becomes embroiled in a Polish soldier's efforts to track down a German spy. REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (1955) Tuesday, November 19 at 2:00pm Rated: PG-13 111 Minutes Stars: James Dean and Natalie Wood A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies. SAN FRANCISCO (1936) Tuesday, December 10 at 2:00pm Not Rated 115 Minutes Stars: Clark Gable and Jeanette MacDonald A Barbary Coast saloon keeper and a Nob Hill impresario are rivals for the affections of a beautiful singer, both personally and professionally in 1906 San Francisco.

Deals include: • $1 off an any $3 Purchase from our Book Sale Cart • Check Out any 4 NEW DVDs • FREE Craft Kit when you Check Out any 3 Children’s Items • FREE Shopping Bag with the Check Out of any 15 Items

• FREE Insulated Lunch Bag with the Check Out of 2 Books and 2 DVDs • FREE Drawstring Bag with the Check Out of any 4 Young Adult Items • Use any 2 Coupons and Receive a Raffle Ticket for a Chance to Win a Prize Basket!


CRAFT BLOW-OUT Saturday, December 28 at 10:00am All Ages with and adult Online Registration: December 21

MEET THE ANIMALS Friday, December 27 at 10:00am Tickets Available Starting: December 20 All Ages with an adult Learn about cold-blooded reptiles, furry mammals, and feathered birds in this fun show presented by Volunteers for Wildlife. Preference given to UFSD #22 residents. HOT COCOA AND WARM WISHES Friday, December 27 at 2:00pm-4:00pm No Registration Required Gr. 6-12 Drop by the library and make cards for nursing home residents while you enjoy hot cocoa and snacks. Community service will be awarded. Preference given to UFSD #22 residents.

Come make a craft or two in our crazy craft blow-out! We have lots to choose from. Preference given to UFSD #22 residents. You will need to use your child’s library card to register. NOON YEAR’S EVE

Monday, December 30 at 11:00am Online Registration: December 23 1-4 years with an adult

Ring in the New Year with your toddler at noon instead of midnight in this fun program! Preference given to UFSD #22 residents. You will need to use your child’s library card to register.


FARMINGDALE VOICES We are currently looking for long term residents of Farmingdale who are willing to be interviewed about their memories of the town. These interviews will be recorded and used for educational purposes. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS VETERANS HISTORY PROJECT We are currently looking for veterans who have served during conflict and would like to be interviewed to share their experiences as a part of the Library of Congress Veterans History Project. If you are interested in participating in either project, please contact the library at 516-249-9090 and ask for Toniann or Natalie. You may also email us at


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