April 2017 ART EXHIBIT
Community Arts EventSaturday, April 22, 1:30 – 4:30 PM
Join us in a celebration of the arts, culture, and community. A retrospective showing of artists from NSPL’s Art Forum will feature artist’s works in a variety of media and genres. Throughout the afternoon there will be musical performances featuring: Harpist, Kate Saxton, Vocalist, Christiana Montalto, among others. Refreshments provided by the Friends of The Library. All are welcome!
Concerts (All are welcome!)
Hit the Roof
Sunday, April 2 at 2:00 PM
Hit The Roof Band will take you on a musical journey through some of the 20th century’s important musical movements. This dynamic brother duo of keys and drums will play ragtime, swing-boogiewoogie, New Orleans piano, gospel, funk, and rock and roll.
Clarinet - The Poet and the Virtuoso
Friday, April 7 at 7:00 PM
Maksim Shtrykov, clarinet, and Misuzu Tanaka, piano, are the Shtrykov – Tanaka Duo. They will showcase the clarinet through the genius of composers such as Robert and Clara Schumann, Claude Debussy, and Sergei Prokofiey.
April in Paris: Springtime and Romance with Sony and Perley
Friday, April 28 at 7:00 PM
Great American Songbook Standards and French love songs performed with the heartbeat of aesthetic Jazz. You will hear the music of Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, and many others.
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DaybyDayNY is a virtual calendar with content that changes every day. This unique setup gives families with young children numerous daily activities and a story to read together. The story, provided each day by One More Story (http://www.onemorestory.com/), is in the form of an eBook that includes original music and sound effects, produced by former Sesame Street Music Director, Robby Merkin. In addition, the website includes monthly activities, storytelling and nursery rhyme videos, rhymes for young children, craft activities for children and their caregivers, a link to “Find Your Public Library,” a New York State map of museums with activities for young families, health information, and reading lists. The website is designed to help parents and caregivers increase their young child’s cognitive skills and have fun together at the same time.
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It's all about the books!
Please see our featured displays:March: Women’s History Month and “A Wee Bit of Ireland” celebrating all things Irish! April: National Gardening Month and National Poetry Month
Best SellersBy popular demand, we now have a display of past best sellers for your reading pleasure on the bookcase in front of the Reference Desk.
BOOK DISCUSSIONS:Copies of the books are available at the Circulation and Reference Desks. Everyone is welcome!
World Literature Discussions:
Moderated by Professor Bill Schiavo
Civil Disobedience, by Henry David Thoreau
Thursday, March 2 at 2:00 PM
"Civil Disobedience" was originally one of Thoreau’s lectures, given after he spent a night in jail for protesting against slavery and the Mexican War. Please join us as we discuss this powerful essay as Thoreau emphasizes the need to prioritize one’s conscience over the dictates of laws, and argues that government rarely proves itself useful.
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
Thursday, April 6 at 2:00 PM
Orwell’s grim satire against totalitarian government was first published in 1949, when 1984 was well into the future. Depicting the main character’s futile battle to survive in a system that he had helped to create, the author intended the book to be a warning about the dangers of conformity, mental coercion and verbal deception.
Contemporary Evening Book Discussions:
Discussions will be moderated by Professor Mike Boecherer of SCCC
Evidence of Things Unseen, by Marianne Wiggins
Thursday, March 9 at 7:30 PM
Acclaimed author Wiggins has written a magical love story, a poetic novel of America between the two World Wars at the brink of the Atomic Age. Hypnotic and powerful, it portrays how the years ahead hold promise for Fos and Opal, but the “evidence of things unseen” change their trust in a safe future as their lives spin out of control.
ONE ISLAND - ONE BOOK: “LONG ISLAND READS” BOOK DISCUSSION Dead Wake: the Last Crossing of the Lusitania, by Erik Larson
Thursday, April 13 at 7:30 PM
NSPL joins other Long Island libraries in offering Dead Wake, this year’s Long Island Reads Book, as our April discussion title. Long Island native Larson has written a riveting account of the attack and sinking of the Lusitania. The largest and fastest ocean liner of its time which set sail from New York to Liverpool on May 1, 1915, as World War I entered its tenth month, it carried a record number of infants and children among its passengers. Please join us during National Library Week for this discussion.
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INDIVIDUAL BUSINESS COUNSELING (SCORE)
Wednesday evenings, March 15 & April 12 6:00 – 9:00 PM
A volunteer from SCORE (Counselors to America’s Small Business) will be here to provide individual counseling to those who are starting up a new business or who need help with an existing business. Visit the SCORE website at longislandscore.org to schedule an appointment.
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