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December 2016 ART EXHIBIT

Exhibition Paintings by Linda Green

Ms. Green’s paintings represent local scenes, landscapes, and water views in brilliant colors. Besides oil paintings, Ms. Green’s work also includes drawings from life models and still life.

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In The Glass Case: Hand Beaded Jewelry by B.J. Brodmerkel

Using only the finest materials, such as Swarowski crystals and pearls, Ms. Brodmerkel designs her own pieces: necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and brooches. A labor of love and passion, she spends many hours weaving her elegant artistic jewelry.

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Concerts (All are welcome!)

Rockin’ Around the Holidays (duo)
Sunday, December 11 at 2:30 PM
Nina Et Cetera performs classic holiday tunes in 21st century fashion. The program includes songs by Johnny Cash, Elvis, Brenda Lee, Ray Charles, and many others all done in Nina’s inimitable style.

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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.

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Teen Programs

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November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Month & National Diabetes Month

Please see our selection of books on these important topics which are highlighted to make the public aware of the latest research and resources.

December Holiday Fun!

Take a look at our books for this holiday season - traditions, decorating, cooking, fiction and more!

Best Sellers

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.

Looking for a book recommendation?

Please see the book reviews submitted by our Adult Summer Reading Club members. These reviews can be found in our Summer Reading Club book review binder at the Reference Desk.


Copies of the books are available at the Circulation and Reference Desks. Everyone is welcome!

World Literature Discussions:

Moderated by Professor Bill Schiavo
Selected stories on marriage and courtship by Anthony Trollope
Thursday, November 3 at 2:00 PM
"The Parson’s Daughter of Oxney Colne"
"The Courtship of Susan Bell"
"Malachi’s Cove"

In these three stories, small details of English life enable the author to draw a fascinating picture of the magnetic power that brings two people together.

The Virgin and the Gypsy, by D.H. Lawrence
Thursday, December 1 at 2:00 PM
When Yvette meets a charismatic gypsy on a trip to the English countryside, it reinforces her dissatisfaction with her mundane life. With new desires awakened in her, she must decide if she can continue to lead her ordinary life, or have a romance with someone her family will not accept.

Contemporary Evening Book Discussions:

Discussions will be moderated by Professor Mike Boecherer of SCCC
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
Thursday, November 17 at 7:30 PM
Canadian author Patrick deWitt has written this darkly comic, historical novel after being inspired by a Time- Life book on the California Gold Rush. Brothers Eli and Charlie Sisters are assassins sent to kill the man accused of stealing from their boss, but instead they join his prospecting operation.

NOTE: There will not be an evening book discussion in December. Please check our January/February 2017 newsletter for future discussion titles and dates.


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

Wednesday evenings November 9 & December 14, 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. Visit the SCORE website at to schedule an appointment.

Monday and Wednesday evenings: 5:00 – 8:00 PM (Not on 11/23)
Saturdays, November 5 and December 10 & Sundays, November 20 and December 4, 1:00 – 5:00 PM

This assistance is available for our NSPL cardholders.

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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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