New Metropolitan Opera and NY Philharmonic Season 2014/2015 Please see the Opera/Philharmonic page for more information
Maintenance & Repair
Friday, July 25 at 7:00 PM
To lovers of early jazz, some of us refer to Maintenance & Repair as the "accidental jazz band." "Accidental" because many years ago, a library of Dixieland arrangements was found in the attic that hadn't seen the light of day for over thirty years. Still, others refer to us as retrobates, although, I'm not sure they're pronouncing it correctly. We are retro and best of all, we are fun!
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:
Battle of the Books 2014
Wednesdays, July 9 – August 13, 2:30 – 4:00 PM
Students entering grades 6-8 are encouraged to read one book a week and participate in weekly book discussions. Each week prizes will be given to all who attend. Stump your friends at the final battle with questions you have created from the books you have read. Fun snacks will be served.
Tuesdays, July 8 – August 5, 7:00 – 8:00 PM (no meeting on 7/22)
Do you long for the days when you could compete in Battle of the Books? Good news, you can compete in Battle Bistro, a program specially created for students in grades 9-12. You will read 3 books, participate in weekly book discussions and games in preparation for a trivia contest. Refreshments will be served.
Books we will be reading:
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein • Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell • Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry
From the Reference Desk:
July/August Book Display:
Beach Reads - Curl up with a good book while you watch the waves!
Hot and Steamy - For when you need something to read on those sweltering Summer days!
Copies of the books are available at the Reference desk. Everyone is welcome. Both discussions will be moderated by Professor Bill Pike of Suffolk Community College.
The Starboard Sea, by Amber Dermont
Thursday, July 17 at 7:30 PM
Dermont’s captivating debut novel about a talented young sailor at a New England academy is a powerful masterpiece about life and death, and friendship and love as one young man must navigate the depth of his emotions. An inspiring, bittersweet work about the glories of youth.
Love in Infant Monkeys, by Lydia Millet
Thursday, August 21 at 7:30 PM
A 2010 Pulitzer Prize winning finalist, Millet’s collection of short stories revolves around animals and their encounters with celebrities, showing humans as foolish yet curiously vulnerable. Using both historic and pop culture, she creates compelling stories.
NOTE: Our World Literature Series will start up again in September – please see our September/October newsletter for details.
NSPL is happy to announce our second online 24/7 language learning program, Pronunciator. User-friendly and geared for the casual learner, it covers 80 different languages with an ESL component to learn English from 50 native languages. Click on this wonderful new product in the left hand menu bar of our homepage. Log in with your library barcode, select a language, and start learning!
SMALL ENGINE REPAIR REFERENCE CENTER
Summer is here! Small Engine Repair Reference Center offers detailed repair information on small engine machines including lawnmowers, ATVs, motorcycles, tractors, and more. Access this database from the computers in our library, or from your computers at home. Just click on the “Online Research” link on the left side of our homepage.
SCORE BUSINESS COUNSELING
Individual SCORE counseling (Counselors to America’s Small Business) will resume in September. Please see our September/October newsletter for details.
NEED ASSISTANCE WITH YOUR E-READER?
Saturday afternoons, July 19, August 9 & 16, 1:00 – 5:00 PM and
Monday evenings July through August, 6:00 – 8:45 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 “Livebrary,” our free eBook and audiobook site.
NOTE: This assistance is available for our NSPL patrons.
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