The Week Ahead

Nearby things to do this week in Malverne, West Hempstead

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Black History Month celebration

The Lakeview Public Library will host a special program to celebrate Black History Month on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Held in conjunction with the Nassau County Guardians Association and County Legislator Siela Bynoe, the library will feature spoken word, live music, and more. Please register at least three days prior to the program. Info: (516) 536-3071.

Blind date with a book

Sign up from Jan. 13 through Feb. 10 and get your “Blind Date” at the West Hempstead Public Library’s adult reference desk. Inside each book is a “Rate Your Date” slip. Bring it to the library’s Blind Date Book Chat, along with the book, on Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served and there will be a raffle for all those who take part. Info: (516) 481-6591.

Malverne Afternoon Book Club

Head down to the Malverne Public Library on Thursday, Feb. 14, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. for their monthly Afternoon Book Club. Expand your reading palate with books from various genres including popular fiction, literary fiction, biography, non-fiction, and the occasional classic. The group meets the second Thursday of every month, and they have space for more members. Info: (516) 599-0750.

Explorations at Hofstra’s Museum of Art

Set out with the kids on an “Artful Adventure,” on Saturday, Feb. 9, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at Hofstra museum’s Emily Lowe Gallery. The monthly program kicks off for 2019 with “Let’s Travel to the Moon,” in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing. Registration is required. Info: (516) 463-5672 or www.hofstra.edu/museum.

In perfect harmony

The popular SingStrong Festival returns to New York, hosted by Adelphi University, Friday through Sunday, Feb. 8-10. Professional a cappella groups will perform, along with collegiate and high school ensembles in a lively vocal showcase. A variety of musical genres are represented, including pop, jazz, rock, and more. Info: (516) 877-4000 or www.aupac.adelphi.edu or www.singstrong.org.