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From Adult Services:
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Spooky Long Island & Haunted New York
Sunday, October 26 at 2:00 PM
Robin Bady, a recipient of the National Storytelling Network’s J.J. Reneaux Emerging Artist Grant will share some of her favorite supernatural stories and events from Long Island and New York State. You will be entertained with eerie tales of the lovers lost at Lake Ronkonkoma, the “true” Bloody Mary, the haunting of a B&B and the Montauk Lighthouse, and a traveling ghost.
Ages: Young Adults and Adults

Itchy Feet Travel Series
Friday, October 24 at 7:00 PM
In 2012, Rick Rubin, Deb Lohman, and their daughter Julia traveled around the world. Bali is one of over 8,000 islands that make up the country of Indonesia. Enjoy the vivid imagery and experiences of this local family's trip to the lush and magical island of Bali.

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

Songwriting with Michael
4 Saturdays, Oct. 18 – Nov. 8, 1:30 – 2:30 PM
Michael’s encouraging method of teaching will have you writing your best songs yet! Michael Mingoia has written songs for CBS and has won a songwriting contest. Young Adults (grades 9 and up) and Adults are welcome to register.

Home Brewing 101
Tuesday, October 21, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Join owner of Back Alley Brew Shop, Patrick McHale, as he walks you through the process of brewing beer at home. No alcohol will be present.

Beginners Sewing Machine Tutorial
Tuesday, October 28, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Non-refundable fee: $10. Join Amy Fox and learn how to operate a basic sewing machine while constructing a tote bag to take home. Limited space.

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.

Fan Fiction Writing Cafe
Tuesdays, September 9 & 23 and October 14 & 28, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Have you ever been tempted to write an alternate ending to your favorite book or movie? Join the FFW Café and share your work with fellow ff writers or be inspired to create your own. Registration begins 9/2, online 9/3. Grades 9-12.

From the Reference Desk:

October Book Display:
OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH: - Please see our selection of medical and health resources for this important month.
OCTOBER IS ALSO ADOPT A SHELTER DOG MONTH! - Take a look at our heartwarming display in honor of our "best friends."

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

Contemporary Evening Book Discussions:

This is Where I Leave You, by Jonathan Tropper
Thursday, September 18 at 7:30 PM
Award nominee Tropper creates flawed, funny and real characters who remain with us long after the book is over. This smart comedy/drama depicts four irreverent siblings who reunite for a week to sit Shiva at their childhood home after their father's death. Moderated by Professor Dan Giancola.

Unaccustomed Earth, by Jhumpa Lahiri
Thursday, October 16 at 7:30 PM
Pulitzer Prize winning author Lahari's collection of stories delves into the lives of Indian-American characters and how they deal with their mixed cultural environment. It was rated number one on the NY Times Book Review list of "The 100 Best books of 2008." Moderated by Professor Bill Pike.

World Literature Discussions:

The Seagull, by Anton Chekhov
Thursday, September 11 at 2:00 PM
Russian playwright Chekhov creates a realistic dramatization of an artist's life complete with romantic triangles, jealousy and melodrama. The play, which is based on the true event of Chekhov's friend shooting a seagull and throwing it at the feet of the woman he loves, analyzes the romantic and artistic conflicts between its characters.

The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County - Stories by Mark Twain
Thursday, October 9 at 2:00 PM
Mark Twain's experiences of steamboat pilot, writer, lecturer and traveler reflect in his writings. In "The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg," the town's "incorruptible" reputation is challenged when a stranger vows to get revenge by "corrupting" it. In "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," the work that represents Twain's first great success as a writer, the narrator tells the story of a gambler and his frog named "Daniel Webster."


As school starts, remember that North Shore Public Library, in collaboration with the other libraries in Suffolk County, subscribes to a wealth of databases in a variety of subject areas for your research needs. Look for them on the left side of our homepage under "Live-brary: Suffolk eResources" or click the link above.

A database of over 78,000 colleges and universities, CollegeSource lets you access colleges' catalogs and webpages, and search for your dream school by many other criteria. This database can be accessed from your home computers, as well as from those in our library. Just go to our homepage at http://northshorepubliclibrary. org and choose the Online Research link on the left or click the link above.

Wednesdays, Sept. 17 and Oct. 15 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.

Monday and Wednesday evenings, 6:00 – 9:00 PM and
Saturday afternoons: September 6 and 20 & October 4 and 18, 1:00 – 5:00 PM

Our Computer Librarian will provide individual assistance with your Live-b rary 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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