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January 2017 ART EXHIBIT

Exhibit by Gena Vaccarello

Gena Vaccarello, an artist, foreign language teacher, and long-time resident of Wading River, will display her very own style which tends to be metaphysical and surreal. Mrs. Vaccarello studied art and technique for many years while also writing poetry and teaching at the William Floyd School District for 27 years.

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The Friends of the Library will host a reception for Mrs. Vaccarello on Sunday, January 8, from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM. All are welcome!

Concerts (All are welcome!)

Buddy Merriam and Back Roads
Sunday, January 22 at 2:00 PM
Buddy returns to NSPL with his first show of the 37th year for Buddy Merriam & Back Roads, one of the longest running premier bluegrass bands in the Northeast. Bluegrass Today writes "Instead of coasting Merriam seems to be hitting the gas pedal, and has become the go guy for bluegrass music in the Northeast."

Ventura Smith Duo: La Guitaromanie
Sunday, February 12 at 2:00 PM
Join us as NSPL welcomes the Ventura Smith Duo. See and hear the evolution of the acoustic guitar and its literature from the 17th century Baroque guitar through the 20th century Martin style dreadnought guitar. Replica instruments will be used to demonstrate the different sounds and styles from the Baroque era to modern day Jazz-Blues and Folk.

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Day by Day NY Family Literacy Calendar
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 (, 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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January reflects fitness in all ways!

See our display of Fiscal Fitness and Diet and Fitness to start off a healthy New Year financially and physically!

Best Sellers

By popular demand, we now have a display of past best sellers for your reading pleasure on the bookcase in front of the Reference Desk.


Copies of the books are available at the Circulation and Reference Desks. Everyone is welcome!

World Literature Discussions:

Moderated by Professor Bill Schiavo
“An Unprotected Female at the Pyramids,” “John Bull on the Guadalquivir,” & “George Walker at Suez,” by Anthony Trollope
Thursday, February 9 at 2:00 PM
These three stories from Trollope’s “Tourists and Colonials” collection tell of Victorian travelers’ adventures and mishaps in exotic locations.

Contemporary Evening Book Discussions:

Discussions will be moderated by Professor Mike Boecherer of SCCC
The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher, by Kate Summerscale
Thursday, January 26 at 7:30 PM
A provocative, beautifully written work of non-fiction that reads like a Victorian thriller, this dramatic story of a real life murder in 1880 England inspired the birth of modern detective fiction and destroyed the career of a great detective. A three year old boy is found with his throat slit, so horrifying the citizens of England that it led to a national obsession with detection.

NOTE: There will not be an evening book discussion in February; please check our March/April newsletter for future titles and dates.


Antiques Reference Database
This database contains detailed descriptive information on antiques, many collectibles, fine art and historic Americana sold at regional auctions throughout the United States.

Wednesday evenings, January 18 & February 15, 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 to schedule an appointment.

Monday & Wednesday evenings: 5:00 – 8:00 PM (Not on 1/16 & 2/20) Saturdays, January 28 & February 25: 1:00 – 5:00 PM Sundays, January 22 & February 12: 1:00 – 5:00 PM
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