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The Week Ahead

Feb. 8 - 15


‘Slavery and the American Presidency’

Guests can hear the stories of a Revolutionary War hero and a celebrated White House chef at the Elmont Memorial Library on Feb. 9 at 12:30 p.m. For more information, contact the adult reference desk at (516) 354- 5280 ext. 1002.

Teen Night at the library

Every Friday at 6 p.m., the Henry Waldinger Memorial Library holds a Teen Night, for teenagers in sixth through 12th grade. On Feb. 9, teenagers can make Valentine’s crafts and treats. For more information contact the library at (516) 825 -6422 or email hwmlcontat@hotmail.com.

Royal story time in Elmont

Kids between the ages of 18 months to preschool can enjoy stories and songs from Belle, from the movie “Beauty and the Beast,” at the Elmont Memorial Library on Feb. 14 at 11:30 a.m. Photo opportunities and a royal tea will be available. Registration is required. For more information, contact children’s services at (516) 354–5280 or email childrenservices@elmontlibrary.org.

Be my Valentine

Long Island Children’s Museum hosts a celebration of love and friendship in the spirit of Valentine’s Day at the “Be Mine Ball,” Saturday, Feb. 10, 6-9 p.m. Everyone is invited to party away in their best red attire, highlighted by three-hours of music that families can dance to, together. A DJ will get guests on the dance floor doing the Electric Slide, Macarena and of course, the Cupid Shuffle. Info: (516) 224-5800 or www.licm.org.

In perfect harmony

The popular SingStrong Festival returns to the New York region, hosted by Adelphi University, Friday through Sunday, Feb. 9-11. Professional a cappella groups perform. along with collegiate and high school ensembles in a lively vocal showcase. A variety of musical genres are represented, including pop, jazz, rock, Broadway tunes, barbershop, reggae-tone, and beatbox. Info: (516) 877-4000 or www.aupac.adelphi.edu or www.newyork.singstrong.org.