December events ahead at the East Meadow library


The East Meadow Public Library has a slew of events coming up in December, some that get the community into the holiday spirit, and many others that are just for fun.

Kicking off a strong foot on Dec. 3, Gerald Dickens, the great-great grandson of Charles Dickens, the famous English novelist, will be returning for yet another performance in East Meadow. A gifted actor, he’ll put on his rendition of “A Christmas Carol,” to once again captivate audiences.

Registration for the event opens on Monday, Nov. 20 at 9 a.m. The first week of registration is open to East Meadow School District residents only. The show will take place at 2 p.m. on Dec. 3 in the community room.

Paul Levine the Plant Man will be at the library on Dec. 4 at 2 p.m., this time with plants perfect for the holidays. He’ll show different ways to decorate a variety of greens, and ways to use them as an entryway decoration or table centerpiece.

Levine’s class will start at 2 p.m. in the downstairs meeting room of the library.

The annual December invitational art show will take place open Dec. 10, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Every December, the library hosts an invitational art show for local artists. Many pieces will be for sale, and are great for gifts during the holidays.

A week before Christmas Eve, the Salisbury Four, which includes Christopher Morrongiello on lute, Judith Dansker on oboe and recorders, Marcia Young, a soprano singer and harpist, and Zahra Brown, another soprano, will be at the library for a holiday concert. Music during the performance will include pieces from medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods.

Registration opens on Dec. 4 at 9 a.m., and performance will begin at 2 p.m.

All of these events and more, including fun, holiday and winter-themed crafts, can be found online at, where those interested in attending events that require pre-registration can do so. Call (516) 794-2570 with questions. The library is located at 1886 Front Street, East Meadow.