From the Director's Desk

As you are probably already aware, Commack Public Library voters approved the October 20, 2015 Bond Referendum. The next several months will be consumed with meeting with our architects, construction managers, lawyers and others for further planning for the renovation that is scheduled to start in October 2016. Additional parts of the process include securing financing through the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY), applying for grants and obtaining permits and clearances through state and local government. As we begin the new year, we will continue to provide more specific updates concerning this exciting project at your Library in this newsletter and on our website.

Thank you for your generosity with your continued donations to Marine Corps Toys for Tots program as well as the Long Island Cares Food Drive. The "Old Glory Flag Box" in the Library lobby during the month of November collected many used flags that the Greenlawn American Legion were able to dispose of respectfully.

Best wishes to all for a happy and healthy holiday season. Thank you for your support during this past year. I am sure 2016 will be an exciting year for the Commack Public Library, the patrons and the community.

Laurie Rosenthal

Thank You!

The Friends of the Library would like to extend their gratitude to the following local retailers that donated raffle prizes:

Carvel, Christopher Street Salon, La Scala, Mario's Pizza & Restaurant, McDonalds, North Shore Farms, Paradise Pizza, Pastrami N Friends, Pet Friends, Torta Fina

Book a Librarian!

Receive one-on-one personalized instruction from a Reference Librarian! Learn how to download e-books through Live-brary, use Hoopla to stream movies, read a digital magazine with Flipster, how to set up a social media account and more! To register, please contact Reference Librarian Michelle Rorke at 631-499-0888 or you may contact her via Email.


Long Island Blood Services Drive
Saturday, January 2nd, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Close to 2,000 local hospital patients rely on blood transfusions each day to save their lives. The Commack Public Library will serve as a community blood drive location on Saturday, January 2nd, from 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM, and is depending on the support and generosity of its public in this very important matter. Please call the library at 499-0888 to schedule an appointment or an approximate time you would like to donate blood on this day. If you have any questions about your eligibility for giving blood, please call 1-800-688-0900. For general information, call 1-800-933-2566. Please be sure to eat regular meals the day you donate and do not take aspirin 72 hours before you donate.

Senior Resources for Town
of Huntington Residents

Thursday, December 3rd, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Register at the Circulation Desk

Melissa-Robyn Levitan from the Town of Huntington Outreach Services will discuss the extensive resources available to seniors including the Nutrition Center, Adult Day Care Program, residential repair, transportation, and much more.

Holiday Greenery Workshop: Kissing Ball
Monday, December 7th, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Register at the Circulation Desk

Learn how to make a "Kissing Ball" using assorted mixed greens, such as boxwood and balsam, for a lovely outdoor decoration. The concept of the kissing ball started in the Middle Ages and gained popularity in Victorian England when they were hung at dances where young women standing beneath them were kissed by young suitors. There is a $10 non-refundable materials supply fee due at the time of registration. Also, each participant should bring with them a small pair of lightweight garden shears or heavy scissors, garden gloves and a wire hanger.

Make and Take: Essential Oils Homemade Holiday Aromatherapy
Tuesday, December 15th, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Register at the Circulation Desk

Learn the health benefits of essential oils (oils that exhibit the essence or fragrance of the plant they are derived from) by inhaling, tasting and applying them topically, and the many forms in which they can be used. For this class participants will make two sprays: Peppermint/Candy Cane foot scrub and a Cinnamon and Orange Body Spray. There will be a $5 non-refundable materials fee due at the time of registration.

Holiday Charity Drives

The Library will be collecting food donations for Long Island Cares and toys for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program this holiday season. Please donate to help make the holidays more special for some of our neighbors this year! Bins for donations will be located in our front lobby.

December 2015


The Commack Public Library is dedicated to providing the community with quality library services to fulfill the informational, educational, cultural, professional and recreational needs of patrons of all ages, by providing traditional, current and popular materials, knowledgeable reference service, and innovative programs in an open and friendly environment.

Robin Greenstein

Sunday Afternoon Concert
Songs of the Season with Robin Greenstein
December 13th, 2:00PM - 3:00 PM
Register at the Circulation Desk

Get festive at this multi-cultural musical celebration of the winter holidays! Award-winning vocalist and guitarist Robin Greenstein will perform Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanzaa songs in English, Hebrew, Ladino, Spanish, German and Yoruban. An accomplished songwriter from New York City, Robin has recorded her original music and has performed both nationally and internationally to enthusiastic audiences.

SuffolkWeb eMail Service
Ends December 31, 2015

If you are still using a SuffolkWeb email account, please visit the website for information about creating a new email account with another provider, transferring your current contacts to your new email, and retaining your old messages from SuffolkWeb. If you require further assistance please call Demian Meyer at 631-499-0888.

That's So Vegan!
Monday, January 4th, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Registration: Saturday, December 5th

Learn the basics of the vegan diet and lifestyle while tasting some delicious samples. Join longtime vegan couple journalist Jerry Cimisi and vegan chef Jo-Ann Tiranno for an evening of exploring, discovering and eating!

Pizza: An Italian Trademark
Thursday, January 14th, 11:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Registration: Saturday, December 5th

Pizza is one of Italy's best known and universally loved contributions to world cuisine. Elena Florenzano, director of the Italian language school, Thinking Italian, will discuss the origins of pizza and acquaint you with the different varieties of Italian pizza, the various types of dough and the most traditional toppings found throughout Italy. She will also share the best pizza dough recipes and the secrets necessary to make the perfect pizza crust at home. Pizza (local American) will be served!

Skincare and Makeup 101
Monday, January 18th, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Registration: Saturday, December 5th

It's a New Year--continue the celebration with a New You! Join us for a fun and informative evening as licensed esthetician and makeup artist Tahliah Y. Fuller shares makeup tips, gives mini facials and speaks about the history of beauty. Bring your favorite products for a professional evaluation.

A New Chapter:
The Adult Winter Reading Club
December 19th - March 19th

Come celebrate a new year (and our new library) by signing up for the Adult Winter Reading Club! Here's how it works - read five books and win a prize. Complete a Winter Reading Bingo Card and you will receive a prize and a chance to win the drawing at our end of winter luncheon. You'll even win something just for signing up! Please direct any questions to Brian Bonelli at the Reference & Information Desk, or you may contact him via Email.

Great Books Reading
and Discussion Group

December 1st, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

The Great Books Reading and Discussion Group meets on the first Tuesday of each month, September through June. The next meeting will take place on December 1st to discuss "To Room Nineteen" by Doris Lessing. For information about the reading selection for January 5th, please call the Circulation Desk.

National Safety Council
Defensive Driving Course

Saturday, January 23rd, 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

This 6-hour classroom course is taught by a certified instructor. Participants are entitled to three years of insurance premium savings and four points reduced from their driving record. The fee is $30. Applications may be picked up at the Library. For further information, call 631-360-9720.

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