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From Adult Services:
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Sol y Sombra: Spanish Dance Company presents Los Immigrantes

Friday, November 14 at 7PM

The Prodell Middle School Auditorium, 100 Randall Road, Shoreham, N.Y. 11786

A fun filled evening of Salsa, Merengue, Argentine Tango and Flamenco as Sol y Sombra pays tribute in dance to the immigrant communities of the United States, Argentina and Spain who gave birth to these passionate and exciting Latin dance styles.

Seating is limited to 280 seats. No tickets.

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Open Rehearsal with The Sheridan Trio
Friday, November 14 at 7:00 PM
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of a musical ensemble, as the Sheridan Trio prepares for their upcoming Saturday concert. Learn how a chamber music group rehearses, ask questions about the process, and get a sneak peek of the music that will be performed.

Play/Talk with The Sheridan Trio
Saturday, November 15 at 2:00 PM
Ludwig van Beethoven's Trio in B-flat, op. 97 is one of the most beloved pieces in the chamber music repertoire. The Sheridan Trio will both perform this trio and speak about the qualities that make this particular piece great.

Holiday Lights of Brooklyn
Sunday, December 14
Only a few seats left, so sign up today! Non-refundable fee: $40.

Join us for an exciting holiday bus and walking tour to experience the bright lights and colors of the season’s festivities. See page 3 of the newsletter for more details.

Registration for November programs begins in person for NSPL cardholders on November 1, unless otherwise noted. Telephone & online registration for programs without fees begins November 2. Non-residents may register beginning November 5, space permitting.

From Children's Services:

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:

Homework Help
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 PM and Thursdays, 3:30 – 5:30 PM beginning October 2
Students in grades 6 and up can get free tutoring from an experienced tutor. Please bring your homework assignments and textbooks for this outstanding service. First come, first served basis.

From the Reference Desk:

November Book Display:
November is National Alzheimer's Disease Month and National Diabetes Month : - both created to make the public aware of the latest research and resources. Please see our book displays for these important months.
November is also National Historical Month!
Research Your Roots!

Wednesday, November 12 at 2:00 PM
Come to our "Genealogy Basics" workshop run by genealogist Carol Proven on learning how to research your roots and start your family tree. You will also learn about the online and print resources available to assist you in your search.

Copies of the books are available at the Reference desk. Everyone is welcome.

Evening Book Discussions:

The House on Salt Hay Road, by Carin Clevidence
Thursday, November 20 at 7:30 PM
Award winning novelist Clevidence has written a powerful novel set in 1938 Long Island. With a hurricane on the horizon, a fireworks factory explodes in a quiet coastal town. A vivid tale that shines a light into one family's life in the hurricane's aftermath, and also illuminates a vanishing era. Please join us as Professor Dan Giancola of SCCC moderates.

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, by Rachel Joyce
Thursday, December 11 at 7:30 PM
Booker Prize Nominee Joyce has crafted a sentimental, poignant novel of Harold Fry, a sad, lonely man who is shaken out of his monotonous life into a voyage of self discovery. The discussion will be moderated by Professor Bill Pike of SCCC.

World Literature Discussions:

Note: There will be no World Literature Discussion in November.
A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens
Thursday, December 4 at 2:00 PM
A timeless classic first published in 1843, A Christmas Carol tells the story of bitter old miser Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation after being visited by Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Future. Viewed by critics as an indictment of 19th century capitalism, it was met with instant success and has never been out of print. Please join us as Professor Bill Schiavo moderates.


November is Historical Month!
This online product features a selection of genealogical databases, including census images, birth, marriage, death and passenger records, and more. It can be accessed from our computers in the library. Please ask a librarian for assistance.

Wednesday, Nov. 19 6:00 – 8:15 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. Please call the Reference Desk at 631-929-4488 ext. 225 to sign up for a forty-five minute appointment.
Note: There will be no individual SCORE counseling in December; it will resume in January. Check the January/February newsletter for the date.

Monday and Wednesday evenings, 5:30 – 8:00 PM and
Saturday afternoons: November 15, 29 & December 13, 27, 1:00 – 5:00 PM (except Nov. 26, Dec. 24, and 31)

Our Computer Librarian will provide individual assistance with your Live-brary compatible eReaders and audiobook devices on a first come, first served basis. Please come in with your device and questions about downloading from "Live-brary," our free eBook and audiobook site.
NOTE: This assistance is available for our NSPL patrons.

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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).
  • When you provide the library with your email address and set up your online library account, you can take advantage of all the library's online services. Various online services available include; courtesy notices via your email with a link to renew your items before they are overdue, paying your fines of $5.00 or more, and registering for library programs.
  • For a quick way to return all your library items, there is a return box just outside the front doors of the library.
  • The library is using the services of Unique Collection Agency to clear up overdue library accounts. Please be sure your library account is clear of any overdue library items.

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