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Adult Programs

Bryant Library is proud host of Authors, Musicians, Artists, Lecturers, Professionals & the like.
For a full list of this month's programs please check links below, or grab a copy of our
monthly Newsletter on your next visit to the Library.

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The Dream Of The Prophet  
A Play by Barry Edelson In a Dramatic Reading by Barry H. Kaplan 
Sunday, May 6 at 2:00pm
"The Dream of the Prophet" is a fully realized biographical drama in the tradition of one-person plays about literary and historical figures. Barry H. Kaplan performs a dramatic reading as Walt Whitman, revealing many aspects of his extraordinary life, from his origins in Huntington through his lifelong struggle for artistic recognition, as well as his vivid and moving accounts of the Civil War. The play is derived mostly from the poet's own words. The author is Barry Edelson, the Roslyn Public School's Community Relations Director, who has written several plays which have been performed in New York City and on Long Island.

Women's Discussion Group 
Led by Sari Flesch
Tuesday, May 8 at 1:00pm 
Come join a discussion group on women's issues. Participants will meet with other women with similar interests, share ideas, and discuss topics that are interesting, enjoyable, and informative. Come socialize and connect with new friends. Refreshments will be served. 

The Bryant Writer's Guild   
Thursdays May 10, 24 & June 14, 28 at 7:00pm 
Meetings Held in The Valentine House 
Meet with local writers to discuss your writing! This is an informal workshop designed to build confidence and hone writing skills. 

Current Events with Ivan Krakowsky 
Tuesdays May 15 & June 26 at 1:00pm 
Ivan will take you behind the headlines to explore current news and hotly debated topics. Mr. Krakowsky is a former Department Head of Social Studies for Farmingdale Public Schools. 

Documentary Night: "Screenings In the 7th"  
Film & Discussion with Brad Schwartz 
Tuesday, May 15 & Thursday, June 21 at 7:00pm 
Online Registration Required
Brad Schwartz, Candidate for New York State Senate in the 7th District will be hosting a monthly screening and discussion of a topical film relating to social and political issues facing our state and nation. 
    This month's "Screenings in the 7th" will be co-hosted by Pastor Victor Lewis of the Friendship Baptist Church of Roslyn. This month we will be screening "13th" an academy award nominated documentary which explores slavery, Jim crow and criminalization as links in a chain of racial inequality, forged by political and economic motives. June film TBA. 

Exploring Your Happiness Through The Arts 
Creative Workshop Led by Deborah Adler 
Wednesday, May 23 at 1:00pm 
Have fun expressing yourself through painting and collage as we review imagery that creates happiness and positivity in your life by Art Therapist, Deborah Adler, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT.

From Query Letter to Self Publicity: The Business of Being an Author
Discussion Led by Natalie Harnett  
Thursday, May 24 at 7:00pm
Learn how to construct a successful query letter, proposal, and synopsis. This group will discuss ways to begin self publicity even before you're published and cover helpful tips from published author experiences.

Brian Levenstein Live in Concert   
Thursday, May 31 at 7:30pm 
As a solo acoustic act, Brian performs his own versions of songs by Billy Joel, Elton John, The Beatles, Allman Brothers, The Who and other classic rock artists. Aside from being Roslyn resident, Brian has been working as a musician for over 30 years as a studio and club date musician and private teacher. Brian has performed with bands at such noteworthy venues as The Bitter End, Village Underground, Crash Mansion and Webster Hall. He has also previously performed at the Bryant library with his acoustic trio, Highland.