Nearby things to do this week in Malverne, West Hempstead

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Under the hood

Empower yourself with basic car maintenance skills at the Lakeview Public Library on Saturday, April 21, from 1 to 3 p.m. The goal of this program is to improve your safety through basic car care. The program will cover: an introduction to what’s under your car’s hood, how to change a tire, how to check fluids, how to replace wiper blades, etc. Please register at least three days prior to the program. Info: (516) 536-3071.

Baby bounce time

Enjoy a play date with your baby and fellow parents in the community at the Malverne Public Library on Wednesday, April 25, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Short lap-sit songs and rhymes, and a room full of toys to enjoy. Great way to meet other new parents. For ages 6 months through 2 years old. No registration required. Info: (516) 599-0750.

Tacos at the library

Prepare your own tacos at the West Hempstead Public Library on Thursday, April 26, from 7 to 8 p.m. Make soft and hard tacos with all the toppings that you want. Chop and measure all the ingredients to make fresh guacamole. Info (516) 481-6591.

Strumming along at the Guitar Expo

The guitar legend Arlen Roth headlines the latest edition of the New York Guitar Show, on Saturday, April 21, 12-4 p.m. The annual showcase of new and used instruments, vintage guitars, accessories and memorabilia offers something for everyone, whether novice or pro. An eclectic mix of music industry movers and shakers ‘gear heads,’ musicians, collectors, fans and consumers come together for guitar and music-related activities, Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22 at the Freeport Recreation Center in Freeport. Info: (516) 435-8382 or www.nyguitarexpo.com.

An evening with Bruce Cockburn

The guitar legend Arlen Roth headlines the latest edition of the New York Guitar Show, on Saturday, April 21, 12-4 p.m. The annual showcase of new and used instruments, vintage guitars, accessories and memorabilia offers something for everyone, whether novice or pro. An eclectic mix of music industry movers and shakers ‘gear heads,’ musicians, collectors, fans and consumers come together for guitar and music-related activities, Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22 at the Freeport Recreation Center in Freeport. Info: (516) 435-8382 or www.nyguitarexpo.com.