February 2017 ART EXHIBIT
Exhibition by Barbara HutterBarbara Hutter enjoys the challenge of using pastels, whether to blend softly or to boldly layer and build up color for texture. This exhibit mainly displays her expressive talent in portraits of animals, nature, and fashion. She is a graduate of FIT in Fashion Illustration and she combines all her artistic skills into dramatic paintings. After 35 years in graphic design and experiencing great changes in the digital field, Barbara finds independent success being a pastel portrait artist.
The Friends of the Library will host a reception for Ms. Hutter on Sunday, February 12, from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM. All are welcome!
Concerts (All are welcome!)
Jazz - The First American Art Form
Sunday, February 26 at 2:30 PM
Craig Boyd presents a musical performance along with lecture/ demonstration of the unique genesis of American Jazz Music from its conception to the present. This performance includes discussions of rhythm developments, important historical dates, socio-political issues, instrumentation, improvisational techniques, along with the listening to musical forms and genres such as: Work Songs, Spirituals, Gospel, Blues/Boogie Woogie, New Orleans Dixieland, Ragtime, Chicago Style Dixieland, Swing, Cool Jazz, Bebop, Crossover-Fusion, Free Form-Avante Garde, and Smooth Jazz.
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Children's Winter Reading ProgramSomething to Tweet About!
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Children's Reading Program Mobile
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.
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January reflects fitness in all ways!See our display of Fiscal Fitness and Diet and Fitness to start off a healthy New Year financially and physically!
Best SellersBy popular demand, we now have a display of past best sellers for your reading pleasure on the bookcase in front of the Reference Desk.
BOOK DISCUSSIONS:Copies of the books are available at the Circulation and Reference Desks. Everyone is welcome!
World Literature Discussions:
Moderated by Professor Bill Schiavo
“An Unprotected Female at the Pyramids,” “John Bull on the Guadalquivir,” & “George Walker at Suez,” by Anthony Trollope
Thursday, February 9 at 2:00 PM
These three stories from Trollope’s “Tourists and Colonials” collection tell of Victorian travelers’ adventures and mishaps in exotic locations.
Contemporary Evening Book Discussions:
Discussions will be moderated by Professor Mike Boecherer of SCCC
NOTE: There will not be an evening book discussion in February; please check our March/April newsletter for future titles and dates.
FEATURED DATABASE:Antiques Reference Database
This database contains detailed descriptive information on antiques, many collectibles, fine art and historic Americana sold at regional auctions throughout the United States.
INDIVIDUAL BUSINESS COUNSELING (SCORE)
Wednesday evenings, January 18 & February 15, 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 longislandscore.org to schedule an appointment.
Monday & Wednesday evenings: 5:00 – 8:00 PM (Not on 1/16 & 2/20) Saturdays, January 28 & February 25: 1:00 – 5:00 PM Sundays, January 22 & February 12: 1:00 – 5:00 PM
This assistance is available for our NSPL cardholders.
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