The Week Ahead in Malverne and West Hempstead


Exercise at the library

Work up a sweat at the West Hempstead Public Library on Tuesday, Jan. 16, from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Exercise instructor Marilyn Bunger will continue her popular exercise class available to all residents. 11 sessions, check for $33 payable to WHPL. Info: (516) 481-6591.

Our Lady of Lourdes thrift shop

Our Lady of Lourdes Church invites residents stop by their thrift shop on Wednesday, Jan. 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Browse, buy clothes, household goods, jewelry and more at bargain prices. The shop — which is open every Wednesday — is opposite the school on Sheehy Place between Park Boulevard and Wright Avenue in Malverne. Donations gratefully accepted. Info: (516) 599-1269.

Stories, and more

Bring your children the Lakeview Public Library for stories and games on Wednesday, Jan. 17, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Children between the ages of two and five will hear stories and experience the joys of the library by playing games, doing crafts, socializing, and more. Info: (516) 536-3071.

Groovin’ to a Latin beat

Get into a Latin vibe with singer-songwriter 1-2-3 Andres, when he visits the Long Island Children’s Museum stage, Monday, Jan. 15, 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sing a dance along during his high-energy bilingual performance, which brings the audience into his joyful musical while sharing some Latino culture. Info: (516) 224-5800 or

Seals along the shoreline

Check out some the fascinating winter harbor seals that inhabit our waters on a guided walk along the Jones Beach shoreline, Saturday, Jan. 13, 10 a.m. A park naturalist will lead visitors on an hour and a half leisurely beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the way, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. Info: (516) 780-3295.