Learn more about your roots
Learn tips on finding your ancestors at the West Hempstead Public Library on Monday, June 17, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The library’s genealogy databases Ancestry.com, library edition and HeritageQuest, will be available. The free website FamilySearch.org will also be discussed. Bring genealogy questions as the library will look to help families find their ancestors through the use of their tools. Info: (516) 481-6591.
Movie time at Lakeview Library
Enjoy a movie and refreshments at the Lakeview Public Library on Wednesday, June 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The award-winning film, “Green Book,” shares the story of an Italian-American bouncer, who becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues in the 1960s. Insufficient registration will cancel the program. Info: (516) 536-3071.
Magic show with Prestino
Visit the Malverne Public Library for a fun-filled evening of magic on Thursday, June 20, from 7 to 7:45 p.m. The magician, Prestino, will have an interactive show that involves audience participation. The event is free of charge, but registration is requested. Info: (516) 599-0750.
Tales from the ‘Other Side of the World
Join anthropologist Dr. Michael Coe as he offers an inside look at his family’s history and the world of whaling, the inspiration for Planting Field’s new exhibit, “From Pursuit to Patronage: Industries and Ambitions that Influenced the Legacy of Mai Coe,” on Wednesday, June 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. Info: (516) 922-8600 or www.plantingfields.org.
Back in the saddle
Catch a glimpse of the Wild West at Old Bethpage Village in an ode to those days when cowboys ruled. Experience the excitement of that long ago era at a reenactment of historic shooting events held at Wild West shows in the late 19th century, on Saturday, June 15, at 11 a.m. Witness this fast action event, in which costumed “cowboys” race their horses. Info: (516) 572-8400 or www.obvr.nassau.com.