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"The Thin Place" Photography, by Joan Wozniak
Reception on July 9, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
This photographic series, named after the Celtic concept of the place where distance between heaven and earth is especially thin, captures the clash of physical reality with spirituality, throwing one off balance. Both frightening and calming at the same time, this exhibit is visually inviting and contextually challenging. Everyone is invited to meet with Photographer Joan Wozniak at a reception on Saturday, July 9, from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM. This reception is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Paintings & Sculptures, by Carmine J. Stasi
A Long Island artist for many years, Mr. Stasi presents LI farmlands, water, and sunsets in brilliant colors and different shades of light. He uses this technique to present abstract works as well as realistic paintings, often reminiscent of long gone Long Island peach orchards. A multifaceted artist, Mr. Stasi will also display some of his sculptures, in which he creates beauty from discarded objects - the ultimate recycling from found materials into artistic vision.
Special Events! Courtyard Chalk Art Mosaic Festival & Drumming Circle
(Drumming Circle starts at 7:00 PM) - Friday, July 8, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Dance Aloha! Friday, July 15 at 7:00 PM
Concerts (All are welcome!)
Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks: Maximum Rhythm & Twang
Thursday, July 14 @ 7 PM
Performer/Songwriter Gene Casey and his combo, The Lone Sharks, will celebrate the roots of Americana, alternative country and barn-shaking rhythm & blues with a program of classics and acclaimed original songs.
"Music of the Americas & Beyond" featuring ZigZag Quartet
Friday, July 29 @ 7 PM
Back by popular demand, the ZigZag Quartet will perform a musically fearless program of jazz, classical, and Latin, as well as works composed especially for this first rate crossover chamber band.
2016 Summer Pops Concert
with Sound Symphony Orchestra
Friday, August 5 @ 7 PM (SWR High School Aditorium) Join us for a night of music featuring popular classics by John Williams, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, and more. Pirates of the Caribbean, Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, and Star Wars will be just some of the pieces performed by the Sound Symphony Orchestra. Local soprano Stefanie Izzo will sing favorite tunes such as Embraceable You, Fascinating Rhythm, and other cherished classics.
Sister Act Duo
Friday, August 12 @ 7 PM
With live vocal impersonations, contagious chemistry, and outrageous costuming, sisters Andrea and Celeste will take you on a musical journey introducing you to popular female vocalists of the past, including Cher, Tina Turner, The Andrew Sisters, Cyndi Lauper, and Broadway's Annie. Sister Act loves audience participation, so don't forget to warm up before you arrive!
Love Songs of World War II
Friday, August 19 @ 7 PM
"Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree," "You'll Never Know," and "The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," are just some of the many songs that were popular during World War II. (Why are they so popular? Who wrote and played them?) Join us for this concert/lecture by Diane Cypkin as she talks about how music strengthened the morale of those on the front lines and on the Home Front.
From Children's Services:
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 (http://www.onemorestory.com/), 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:
FEATURED DATABASES:HOME IMPROVEMENT REFERENCE CENTER
You can access Home Improvement Reference Center on the library’s computers or from your computers at home. Just look under the "Online Research" link on the left side of our homepage or click the link above.
INDIVIDUAL BUSINESS COUNSELING
Wednesday evenings May 18 & June 15, 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. Visit the SCORE website at longislandscore.org to schedule an appointment.
Monday and Wednesday evenings: 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Saturdays, May 7, 21, June 4, & 25: 1:00 – 5:00 PM
This assistance is available for our NSPL patrons.
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