The concert scheduled for April 30th at 2 PM has been cancelled.
Please check back later for more information., the new digital branch of the 56 public libraries of Suffolk County, has officially launched! is an Internet site dedicated to the free online resources available to all Suffolk County library cardholders

New Metropolitan Opera and
NY Philharmonic Season 2015/2016

Please see the Opera/Philharmonic page for more information

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Encore is a new way to search the library catalog to find Books, Movies, Music, and More! Try it out today!

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From Adult Services:

Adult Programs

From Children's Services:

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:

Teen Programs

From the Reference Desk:

Women’s History Month and “A Wee Bit of Ireland” celebrating all things Irish!

National Gardening Month and National Poetry Month

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 Reference Desk. ALL ARE WELCOME!

World Literature Discussions:

Moderated by Professor Bill Schiavo
The Persian Boy, by Mary Renault
Thursday, March 3 at 2:00 PM
In this historical novel, a young Persian eunuch from an aristocratic family becomes the lover of Alexander the Great. The author’s blending of the tragic and the heroic provide an intimate look at how Alexander’s love influenced his desire to unite the Greek and Persian peoples.

On Old Age, by Cicero
Thursday, April 28 at 2:00 PM
Roman statesman and philosopher Cicero wrote his essay On Old Age in 44 B.C. when he was 62 years old, and “old age” began at age 45. Nevertheless, his analysis and observations on growing older are timeless.

Contemporary Evening Book Discussions:

A Summons to Memphis by Peter Taylor
Thursday, March 24 at 7:30 PM
Winner of the the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1987, A Summons to Memphis is a portrait of family loyalties, resentments and forgiveness as a family moves to Memphis to escape the father’s disastrous business adventure. Four decades later, his son, now living in NYC, is “summoned” home to Memphis to thwart his 80-year-old father’s unexpected plans to remarry. Please join us as Professor Dan Giancola moderates.

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
Thursday, April 14 at 7:30 PM
NSPL joins other Long Island libraries in offering Leaving Time, this year’s “Long Island Reads” Book, as our April discussion title. The author, a Nesconset native, has created a poignant story of parental love, friendship, and loss as she depicts a teen searching for her mother who disappeared ten years earlier at an elephant sanctuary. The mysterious plot, as well as the extensive research on elephant behavior, make for a compelling read. SCCC Professor Michael Boecherer moderates.

AARP Tax Assistance for Seniors

Wednesdays, March 2 – April 13
by appointment only

Trained volunteers offer free tax help to Senior Citizens on an appointment basis. Please call 929-4488 x225 to reserve a date and time.


The library has a selection of New York State and Federal Tax Forms. In addition, links for the forms are
Tax Forms, Federal
Tax forms, NYS


A premier database containing millions of US and Canadian businesses and residences, job postings, and healthcare professionals. This database is great for conducting job searches, tracking down addresses and phone numbers, locating companies and physicians, and much more. You can access Reference USA on the computers in the library, or from your computers at home. Just look under the “Online Research” link on the left side of our homepage.

Wednesday evenings, March 16 & April 20, 5:00 – 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 929- 4488 Ext. 225 to sign up for a one hour appointment.

Monday and Wednesday evenings: 5:30 – 8:30 PM Saturdays, March 5, 12, 19 and April 2, 9 & 16: 1:00 – 5:00 PM Sundays, March 20 and April 24: 1:00 – 5:00 PM
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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