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From Adult Services:
Tellabration! 2013: A World Wide Storytelling Event Sunday, December 8 at 2 PM
The Long Island Storytelling Network ( LISN ) artists will perform and entertain with story and song.
For Ages: 7 - 100
Artist Reception to follow performance.
An American Holiday in Song Friday, December 20 at 7:00 PM
Join one of America's finest champions of
folk music, Caroline Doctorow. This uplifting
holiday concert is for people of all ages,
and will include both well-known songs
and some of Caroline's originals.
Holiday Desserts Monday, December 9, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Don’t forget about the sweet ending to your holiday
meal! Chef Charlie will demonstrate several
scrumptious desserts that will satisfy everyone.
Non-refundable tasting fee: $3.
Festive Holiday Centerpiece Thursday, December 12, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Create a centerpiece using locally
grown holly, pinecones, and fresh
fragrant greens. Trim with festive
satin ribbon and a candle in a glass
hurricane. Bring sharp pruning shears. Nonrefundable
An Illuminating Journey Saturday, December 14, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
The chakras are “energy centers” that,
by visual description, are beautiful
spinning circles of color. When these
energy centers are clear the effect is
a rainbow body, however, as life
goes on, these chakras need to be
cleared of the sludge that accumulates.
Join Phoenix Redhawk and
learn how to clear these chakras
on an individual and group basis.
From Children's Services:
Jingle in Winter Thursday, December 5 at 10:15 AM
Infants to 17 months with a parent/caregiver
Parents and infants will enjoy songs and lullabies
that celebrate the season!
Baby Steps Wednesday, December 11 at 10:15 AM
A chance for parents and infants (ages 6-17
months) to play and meet new friends.
Sea Glass Ornament Thursday, December 12 at 4:30 PM
Grades 3-5. Have fun learning about glass! Touch
old bottles and find out if glass is a liquid or a
solid in hands-on-experimenting (you'd be
surprised). Create your own sea-glass mosaic
holiday ornament or decoration. From the Teen Dept:
Homework Help Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 PM (excluding 12/24 & 12/31) Thursdays, 3:30 – 5:30 PM (excluding 11/28 & 12/26)
Students in grades 6 and up can get free tutoring
from an experienced tutor. Please bring your
homework assignments and textbooks for this
Art Club Tuesday Tuesday, December 10, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Vincent van Gogh’s brush strokes make his work so
powerful. Learn about his style by creating art using
his technique. Grades 6-12.
TAG Meeting & Craft Saturday, December 21, 10:00 – 11:30 AM
All volunteers and TAG members are invited to celebrate
the Holidays with a special craft. Grades 6-12. From the Reference Desk:
GENEALOGY WORKSHOP Wednesday, November 6 at 7:00 PM
NOVEMBER IS: National Historical Month! Research Your
Roots. Come to our “Genealogy Basics” workshop run by
genealogy librarian Toni Raptis covering how to research your
family roots, including how to use the various online genealogical
resources. All are welcome; registration is required.
November Evening Book Discussion:
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein Thursday, November 21 at 7:30 PM
A NYT bestseller for three years, this novel is the
story of race car driver and auto salesman
Denny and his dog Enzo, who has insight into
the human condition and believes that a dog
who is prepared will be reincarnated as a
human. Told from the dog’s point of view, it is a
heart wrenching but deeply funny story of
family, love, loyalty and hope.
The discussion will be led by
Professor Bill Pike of SCCC.
December Evening Book Discussion:
NOTE: There will be no evening
book discussion in December;
please check our next newsletter
for the January title and
World Literature Discussions: A Simple Heart by Gustave Flaubert Thursday, December 5 at 2:00 PM
In this story of Felicite, a woman born into
unfortunate circumstances who is transcended
by love, courage and faith, Flaubert skillfully
lays out the vignettes of daily life so they
combine to form a complete portrait.
British/American Literature Series: The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway Monday, December 16 at 2:00 PM
Recognized as the most important American
novel of the post WWI period, The Sun Also
Rises perfectly captures the mood and style
of the American artists and intellectuals who
drank, loved and searched for meaning and
fulfillment on the Paris Left Bank in the
aftermath of the first World War.
This online product features
a selection of genealogical
databases. Including census
images, birth, marriage,
death, passenger records
and more, this database can
be accessed from our
computers in the library.
SCORE BUSINESS COUNSELING Wednesday, November 20, 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. 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
SCORE counseling in December; please
look at our January/Fe bruary newsletter
for upcoming dates.
Answer your reference questions 24/7
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.
NORTH SHORE PUBLIC LIBRARY HAS GONE WIRELESS!
Bring your laptop into the library and connect to the Internet through our wireless network! You'll need a laptop that has wireless capabilities with your own wireless card, and a valid, up to date library card. We cannot offer any hardware, such as network cards, to connect your laptop. We support A, B and G cards. For more information, and technical setup specifications please visit us at Wireless