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August 2017 ART EXHIBIT

Joe and Carol Miller

This husband-wife exhibit features works by Carol and Joe Miller who are longtime residents of Rocky Point. Joe, a Pratt Institute graduate, spent his career working as an art director and graphic designer, paints with oils and acrylics working with a variety of subjects such as portraits, landscapes, and street scenes. Carol is a self-taught photographer who works with digital photography to enhance her work into abstract visions of vibrant colors and movement.

The Friends of the Library will host a reception for Mr. and Mrs. Miller on Saturday, August 12, from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM. All are welcome!

Art Exhibit

Special Events

Catch the Eclipse!
Monday, August 21 at 1:30 PM
Join Tom Madigan from Astronomy for Change and S.C.C.C. for a short presentation on the phenomenon of the solar eclipse. He will then lead us outside to watch the solar eclipse as it travels across our sky with special take home viewing glasses. Please register for this community event starting on July 1 at the circulation desk.


Sound Symphony Orchestra 2017 Summer Pops Concert: The Wild West
Friday, August 4 at 7:00 PM
Location: SWR High School Auditorium
The Sound Symphony Orchestra, now in its 34th season, presents their 2017 Summer Pops Concert. Under the direction of Music Director Dorothy Savitch, Sound Symphony will take you to “The Wild West!” With soprano, Stefanie Izzo, Sound Symphony will perform a mix of light classical and pop.

Rhonda Denet's From Jazz to Soul (aka From Ella To Aretha)
Friday, August 11 at 7:00 PM
Songs from the '30s through the '70s — A musical journey from the era when the "First Lady of Song," Ella Fitzgerald graced the stage to when the "Queen of Soul," Aretha Franklin ruled the airwaves. In addition to Ella and Aretha, you will hear songs by Billie Holiday, Etta James, Martha & The Vandellas, Gladys Knight, and more.

Who Wrote that Song? Harry Warren, the Unknown Master of Melody!
Friday, August 18 at 7:00 PM
Diane Cypkin performs the musical standards written by Harry Warren. You will hear: "You’ll Never Know," "Chattanooga Choo Choo," "I Only Have Eyes for You," "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby," "That's Amore," and "At Last." These are just a few of the hundreds of beautiful melodies this awardwinning composer wrote for film and stage.

From Adult Services:

Adult Reading Program

Join the North Shore Public Library's Adult Online Summer Reading Club.
Receive a prize for each book you read, for up to 3 books. Each time you receive a prize, submit a brief review to be added to our 2017 Adult Summer Reading Club Book Reviews. With each summary submitted you will be entered to win the grand prize, a Kindle.

Adult Programs

From Children's Services:

Children's Summer Reading Program

Build a Better World!
Click here to join the Summer Reading Club.
Earn one prize for each hour that is recorded on your online reading club account! For ages 3 years through 5th grades.

Children's Programs

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.

From the Teen Dept:

YA Reading Program

Join the teen summer reading club!
Earn a prize for every 2 hours your read, up to 16 hours.
Read for an additional 4 hours to earn a free ticket to our invitation only Build a Better World Party.

Teen Programs

From the Reference Desk:

Looking for a book recommendation?

Please see the book reviews submitted by our 2016 Adult Summer Reading Club members. These reviews can be found in our Summer Reading Club book review binder at the Reference desk.

JULY: Beach Reads
Curl up with a good book while you watch the waves!

AUGUST: Hot and Steamy
Great reads for those sweltering summer days!

PLAN YOUR VACATION! Summer is here!
Take a look at our collection of travel and adventure materials.

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!

NOTE: Our World Literature Series will start up again in September. Please check our September/October newsletter for dates and titles.

Contemporary Evening Book Discussions:

Discussions will be moderated by Professor Mike Boecherer of SCCC
The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
Thursday, July 20 at 7:30 PM
A college student’s biography assignment leads him to investigate a thirty-year-old murder. A smart thriller with an engaging narrative that explores the concepts of justice, honesty, and responsibility.

Brooklyn by Colm Toíbín
Thursday, August 17 at 7:30 PM
Award winner Toibin has written a coming-of-age novel set in Brooklyn and Ireland in the early 1950s. A young Irish woman crosses the ocean to make a new life for herself after a priest from Brooklyn offers to sponsor her to work in a neighborhood “just like Ireland.”


Join us for an afternoon of classic films and film discussions. Joyce Maggio, a former Mass Media instructor at Suffolk County Community College will introduce the films and lead discussions. Refreshments will be served.
Sunset Boulevard (1950) 1 hr. 50 min.
Thursday, July 13 at 1:00 PM
Rebecca (1940) 2 hr. 10 min.
Thursday, August 10 at 1:00 PM

A to Z World Travel
For your travel destinations, a comprehensive, informative travel database containing both tourist and cultural information on more than 160 cities worldwide.

Wednesday Evenings, July 12 & August 16 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.

Need assistance with your e-reader?
Monday & Wednesday evenings: 5 – 8 PM (Not 7/3 & 7/5)
Saturdays, July 29 & Aug. 5: 1 – 5 PM

This assistance is available for our NSPL cardholders.

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From the Circulation Desk:

  • Please ask for a complimentary key ring or lanyard with a convenient library key tag (mini library card that fits on your key ring).
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