The week ahead

Aug. 10 - 17


Celebrate Laura Neumeroff at the library

Children in kindergarten to second-grade can celebrate the works of Laura Neumeroff, the author of “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” on Aug. 13 at 2 p.m. at the Henry Waldinger Memorial Library. Children’s Librarian Ms. Kunz will highlight her contributions to children’s literature with games and activities. Registration is required, with preference given to Valley Stream card-holders. For more information, call (516) 825 – 6422 or email

TV production workshop for teens in Elmont

The Elmont Memorial Library will be hosting a series of classes to teach teenagers the basics of film production on Aug 15 – 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Teenagers will be able to use film equipment and props. Registration is required with preference given to Elmont Memorial Library cardholders. For more information, call (516) 354-5280 ext. 247 or email

Make edible sand castles in Elmont

The Elmont Memorial Library’s Baking Coach will teach guests how to make an edible sand castle on Aug. 16 at 12:30 p.m. The castles will be made from rice cereal treats garnished with cookie crumbs, sugar glaze and candy. Registration is required. For more information, call (516) 354 – 5280 ext. 1002.

Marvelous melodies

The Great White Way visits Eisenhower Park in Neil Berg’s “100 Years of Broadway,” Saturday, Aug. 12, at 7:30 p.m.. The popular nostalgia-filled musical revue, hosted by Neil Berg, on piano, showcases the best of Broadway, sung by the terrific talents who performed many of these hits on the stage. Info: (516) 572-0200 or 572-0355 after 6:30 p.m.

In search of bats

Old Westbury Gardens is going batty, Thursday, Aug. 17, at 7:15 p.m. Join Bat Biologist Maria Armour on a walk through the gardens to listen and look for bats, with a discussion of bat ecology and conservation. All ages are welcome. Info: (516) 333-0048 or