New Metropolitan Opera and NY Philharmonic Season 2014/2015 Please see the Opera/Philharmonic page for more information
Double Bass Through the Ages
Friday, February 27 at 7:00 PM
Location: Middle School Auditorium, 100 Randall Road, ShorehamDouble bassist Kristin Benson, accompanied by Kevin Tims on piano, will perform repertoire spanning the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary Eras. Ms. Benson began playing the double bass at the age of 10. Ms. Benson earned her Bachelor of Music in Music Education, Master of Music in Double Bass, and is currently in her fourth year of pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Double Bass. Her teachers have included the late Richard Thomas of Binghamton, NY, Orin O'Brien of the NY Philharmonic and The Juilliard School, and Henry Heubert at Ithaca College, to name a few. An educator for the past twelve years, Ms. Benson recently had an article published in the Fall 2014 journal of the Dalcroze Society of America. Kevin Tims has taught music for the last 15 years and has given several workshops in pedagogy. Currently, Mr. Tims is the Chair of the Society for Ethics in Education, which he founded in 2012. As an active pianist, Mr. Tims performs numerous piano and chamber recitals throughout Long Island. Come and hear a selection of music by Paganini, Ravel, Faure, and more!
Saturday, February 28 at 2:00 PM
Location: High School AuditoriumTaiko is the Japanese word for drum. Taiko music is a traditional form of Japanese drumming. Taiko Tides is a community group of students and faculty from Stony Brook University. This group incorporates traditional songs and dance to share the flavor of Japan.
Registration for February programs begins in person for NSPL cardholders on February 1, unless otherwise noted. Telephone & online registration for programs without fees begins February 2. Non-residents may register beginning February 5, space permitting.
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:
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.
From the Reference Desk:
February Book Display:
February is Black History Month
Please see our display of books for this important month.
Febraury is also the month for Romance and chocolate!
Take a look at our selection of titles for your reading pleasure.
Copies of the books are available at the Reference desk. Everyone is welcome.
Evening Book Discussions:
Cheating at Canasta, stories by William Trevor
Wednesday, January 21 at 7:30 PM
Trevor has long been recognized as a master of the short story, and his precise insights into the hearts and lives of ordinary Irish people are evidenced in this stunning new collection. Subtle yet powerful, his stories linger long after the words are read. Please join us as Professor Bill Pike of SCCC moderates.
NOTE: There will be no evening book discussion in February; discussions will resume in March. Please check our March/April newsletter for titles and dates.
World Literature Discussions:
Professor Bill Schiavo moderates.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
Thursday, January 8 at 2:00 PM
Twain’s classic novel describes the exploits of young Huckleberry Finn as he escapes his hometown and travels down the Mississippi River on a raft with escaped slave Jim.
The Black Tulip, by Alexandre Dumas
Thursday, February 5 at 2:00 PM
A historical novel set in the time of “Tulipmania” in the Netherlands, it begins with the 1672 lynching of the Prime Minister, and then follows the story of his godson Cornelius who has joined the competition among the nation’s best gardeners to grow a black tulip, but gets jailed just as he nears his goal.
AARP Tax Assistance for Seniors
Wednesdays, February 4 – April 15, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM by appointment
Trained volunteers offer free tax help to Senior Citizens on an appointment basis. Please call 631-929-4488 ext. 225 to reserve a date and time. Appointments will be taken starting January 2.
The library has a selection of New York State and Federal Tax Forms. In addition, forms are available at: IRS.GOV
FEATURED DATABASES:A to Z World Travel
Thinking about a warm travel destination?
Check this travel database containing tourist and cultural information on more than 150 cities worldwide, providing facts on attractions, health advisories and more! Available from the library’s computers as well as from your home computers, look for it on the left side of our homepage under "Online Research."
SCORE BUSINESS COUNSELING
Wednesdays, January 21 & February 18, 6:00 – 8:15 PM
A volunteer from SCORE (Counselors to America’s Small Business) will be here to provide individual counseling to anyone starting a new business or needing help with an existing business. Please call the Reference Desk at 631-929-4488 ext. 225 to sign up for a fortyfive minute appointment.
NEED ASSISTANCE WITH YOUR E-READER?
Monday & Wednesdays, 5:30 – 8:00 PM
(No help Jan. 19 or Feb. 16)
Saturdays, January 10, 24,
February 7 & 21, 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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