New Metropolitan Opera and NY Philharmonic Season 2015/2016 Please see the Opera/Philharmonic page for more information
From Adult Services:
CONCERTS:All are welcome
Amicizia Trio: "Evocation"
Sunday, February 7 at 2 PM
Amicizia Piano Trio is comprised of local Long Island musicians who have garnered high acclaim not only for their performances throughout Long Island, but also nationally and internationally. This program was created by the group to feature compositions (by Schubert, Shostakovich, and Mozart, among others) that elicit a powerful range of emotions from the listener. “Evocation” is presented by Song-A Cho, violinist, Stephanie Iovine, cellist, and Theresa Dybvig, pianist!
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:
From the Reference Desk:
January reflects fitness in all ways!
See our displays of Fiscal Fitness and Diet and Fitness to start off a healthy New Year financially and physically!
BOOK DISCUSSIONS:Copies of the books are available at the Reference Desk. ALL ARE WELCOME!
World Literature Discussions:
Moderated by Professor Bill Schiavo
Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel Garcia-Marquez
Thursday, January 7 at 2:00 PM
Nobel Prize winner Garcia Marquez’s novel, set in South America from the late 1870s to the 1930s, is a celebration of life over death and love over despair as Florentino, rejected by the beautiful Fermina at a young age, keeps a silent vigil of unrequited love for 52 years until he meets her again at her husband’s wake. At the same time, he devotes much of his adult life to carnal affairs as a desperate attempt to heal his broken heart. A traditional love story, it is both a novel of tradition and of its own time.
Julian, by Gore Vidal
Thursday, February 11 at 2:00 PM
Beginning twenty years after Julian’s death during the invasion of Persia, the novel reveals a series of letters between his two confidants who decide to publish Julian’s memoir to show the world that he was attempting to stop the spread of Christianity. Vidal’s first venture into historical fiction, he entertains as much as he adheres to historical accuracy.
Contemporary Evening Book Discussions:
The Night in Question: Stories by Tobias Wolff
Thursday, January 21 at 7:30 PM
The stories in this collection by award winning author Wolff explore loyalty, love and betrayal among characters who cope with human frailty set on college campuses, middle class neighborhoods and Vietnam era military camps. The book discussion will concentrate on three stories: Casualty, Powder, and Bullet in the Brain. Please join us as Professor Bill Pike of SCCC moderates.
NOTE: There will not be an evening book discussion in February; discussions will resume in March. Please check our March/April newsletter for titles and dates.
AARP Tax Assistance for SeniorsWednesdays, February 3 – April 13
by appointment only
Trained volunteers offer free tax help to Senior Citizens on an appointment basis. Please call 929-4488 x225 to reserve a date and time. Appointments will be taken starting January 2.
TAX FORMSThe library has a selection of New York State and Federal Tax Forms. In addition, links for the forms are
Tax Forms, Federal
Tax forms, NYS
FEATURED DATABASES:A - Z World Travel
Check this travel database containing tourist and cultural information on more than 150 cities worldwide, including attractions, health advisories and more! Available from the library’s computers as well as from your computers at home, look for it on the left side of our homepage under Online Research or click the link above.
SCORE BUSINESS COUNSELING
Wednesday evenings, January 20 & February 17, 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. Please call the Reference Desk at 929-4488 x225 to sign up for a fortyfive minute appointment.
Monday and Wednesday evenings: 5:30 – 8:30 PM Saturdays, Jan. 16 and Feb. 13, 1:00 – 5:00 PM and Sundays, Jan. 31, and Feb. 28, 1:00 – 5:00 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 “Live-brary,” our free eBook and audiobook site.
NOTE: This assistance is available for our NSPL patrons.
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