The Week Ahead in Malverne, West Hempstead

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Educational program on animals

Jump in with little critters at the West Hempstead Public Library on Monday, July 9 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., or 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jason Reilly will guide the young children through an educational extravaganza featuring all kinds of animals. Enjoy learning about and petting each animal, and don’t forget to bring an adult along! Info: (516) 481-6591.

Yoga at the library

Spend an hour at Lakeview Public Library to increase your flexibility on Wednesday, July 11, from 6 to 7 p.m. Join Dana Tomlin for an energetic Vinyasa flow yoga class where you’ll promote flexibility, strength and positivity. You may bring your own yoga mat or one will be provided for you. Please register at least three days prior to the program. Out-of-district patrons will be charged a $5 fee per class payable at the circulation desk before each class. Info: (516) 536-3071.

Thursday Afternoon Book Club

Readers at the ready! Head down on Thursday, July 12 to Malverne Public Library from 2:30 to 4 p.m. for their Thursday Afternoon Book Club.. Expand your reading palate with books from various genres including popular fiction, literary fiction, biography, non-fiction, and the occasional classic. The group meets the second Thursday of every month. There’s space for more and it’s an opportunity to meet new people, read interesting books and share your thoughts. Info: (516) 599-0750.

Adventures in art

Explore artistic concepts with a family outing to Nassau County Museum of Art, on Sunday, July 8, 1 to 4 p.m. Take a docent-led walk-through of the current exhibition, “Anything Goes: The Jazz Age,” on its final day on view. Kids can create art projects that draw inspiration from the varied works on view. Info: (516) 484-9338 or www.nassaumuseum.org.

Goin’ back to the ‘80s

There’s no decade like the ‘80s, according to the popular band Jessie’s Girl. They return to Long Island, on Friday, July 6, at 8 p.m., with their tribute to that unforgettable decade of spandex and neon. It’s theater meets live music smothered in 80s glitz — from the heyday of Bon Jovi, Cyndi Lauper, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Prince, and so many more. Info: (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.paramountny.com.