The Mattituck-Laurel Library will offer several free events in the following weeks.
The library will host a parent/child workshop for parents of children ages 18 to 36 months on Thursday, January 31, at 10 AM and a Fishing Fun Storytime for four to five-year olds with games, art projects, and more the same day at 1 PM. There’s also “Toddler Time” for children ages 13 to 24 months with informal playtime, rhymes, finger plays, and action songs on Friday, February 1, at 10 AM.
Adults can join Bev Wowak for the Literary Café on Saturday, February 2, at 10 AM for a cup of coffee and an informal literary talk. There also will be a “Senior Singles Meet and Greet” on February 7 at 11 AM. The event will be an opportunity for seniors to meet some new friends and plan fun activities in the community library. The group will meet on the first Thursday of every month. Coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided.
Peconic Bay Medical Center
The Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead will host “Mardi Gras Madness: Chinese Auction” at the Riverhead Ciderhouse on March 5 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM.
The event will benefit the Northwell Health Walk at East End, with all proceeds raised going to support the Kanas Regional Heart Center and Women’s Wellness initiatives. The festivities will include auction baskets, door prizes, and a 50/50 raffle.
Tickets are $25 per person in advance and include appetizers and one free beverage. Tickets will cost $35 at the door. To purchase yours, call the foundation office at 631-548-6080.
Eastern Long Island Hospital
Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport will offer an interactive program to get participants moving on Thursday, February 1.
Dr. Marilyn LoPresti, founder of North Fork Bodies in Motion, will lead an exercise program to commemorate that February is American Heart Month. The first session will be held at 11 AM at the Southold Town Senior Services in Mattituck, with a second session held at 1 PM at the Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport.
Space is limited. Call the ELIH foundation office at 631-477-5164 to register.
The hospital will also host “Rock Your Heart Out!” at the Greenport Harbor Brewery on February 9 from 6 to 10 PM. The evening will feature live music by POC, which features the hospital’s Dr. Lawrence Schiff, Dr. Ryan Zapata, and John Fazio, CRNA. The event will also have buffet style food, raffle prizes, and a cash bar.
Tickets are $60 per person or $100 per couple. For more information, contact Linda Sweeney at 631-477-5498.
Shelter Island Public Library
The Shelter Island Public Library is playing Cupid and setting up patrons on a blind date with a book.
Patrons can visit the circulation desk where the books will be wrapped in colorful paper with only their barcodes showing. A one-sentence description will help patrons decide if they want to take it home.
The library will also have its fourth annual Battle of the Brains Trivia Contest on February 8 at 7 PM. Host Bob DeStefano has put together a selection of questions on topics from sports, science, pop culture, local history, and more. Sign up at the circulation desk.
A Poetry Round Table will be held on Tuesday, February 5, at 4 PM. This literary club will meet every Tuesday to discuss poetry of all styles and points of view, from classical to contemporary. Refreshments will be served.
The library will also hold a calligraphy class on February 9 from 11 AM to 1 PM. The class targeted toward those who want to learn the basics of calligraphy or have some previous experience. Sign up is required, as space is limited. There is a $10 materials fee.