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New Metropolitan Opera and
NY Philharmonic Season 2014/2015

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Registration for April programs begins in person for NSPL cardholders on April 1, unless otherwise noted. Telephone & online registration for programs without fees begins April 2. Non-residents may register beginning April 5, space permitting.

From Adult Services:
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Chamber Music at its Best
Spain, Hungary, & Germany

Friday, April 24 at 7:00 PM
American violinist Robyn Quinnett, Spanish cellist Maria Martinez and Israeli pianist Guy Slapak will present a varied program of chamber music masterworks. Ranging from the passionate sounds of Hungarian composer Ern Dohnányi’s violin sonata, colorful, exotic Spanish master Joaquín Turina’s second trio, to Mendelssohn’s c minor piano trio.

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El día Celebration with Christopher Agostino's StoryFaces
Sunday, April 26 at 2:00
Celebrate El día de los niños (Children's Day), a national celebration of children, families, and reading! StoryFaces is a one-of-a-kind performance that will inspire and delight all audience members. Volunteers are brought on stage and face painted to illustrate the stories as they unfold, fully engaging the audience with a skillful spoken word performance combined with a unique visual art. After the performance children will be invited to make a variety of crafts that celebrate our multicultural world!
Audience Ages: 3 years and up. Registration is required.

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.

From the Teen Dept:

Teen Programs

From the Reference Desk:

April Book Display:
April is National Gardening Month
and National Poetry Month


Copies of the books are available at the Reference desk. Everyone is welcome.

Evening Book Discussions:

Boy, Snow, Bird, by Helen Oyeyemi
Thursday, March 19 at 7:30 PM
A brilliant retelling of Snow White, set in 1950's New England as a tale of racial conflict that drives a family apart. A young woman named "Boy" flees her violent father in New York's Lower East Side to Massachusetts where she marries a widower with a daughter. Awardwinning Oyeyemi's adaptation of a fairy tale to reflect on America’s racial history is riveting. Please join us as Professor Dan Giancola of SCCC moderates.

World Literature Discussions:

Professor Bill Schiavo moderates.
Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain
Thursday, March 12 at 2:00 PM
Twain's 1876 classic novel about a young boy growing up along the Mississippi River is set in a fictional town that was inspired by Hannibal, Missouri, where Twain lived.

To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
Thursday, April 9 at 2:00 PM
The winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1961, this classic work was based to a large degree on her childhood experiences growing up in Alabama.

One Island - One Book:
"Long Island Reads" Book Discussion

The Museum of Extraordinary Things, by Alice Hoffman
Thursday, April 16 at 7:30 PM
NSPL joins other Long Island libraries in offering The Museum of Extraordinary Things, this year’s LI Reads Book, as our April discussion title. A young woman growing up in New York at the turn of the 20th century performs in her father’s Coney Island museum as a “Human Mermaid” and embarks on an impassioned love affair. Hoffman’s mesmerizing tale is woven against the colorful backdrop of New York City during tumultuous times.

AARP Tax Assistance for Seniors
Wednesdays, March 4 – Monday, April 13, 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM by appointment
NOTE: Last appointment is on MONDAY.
Trained volunteers offer free tax help to Senior Citizens on an appointment basis. Please call 631-929-4488 ext. 225.

The library has a selection of Tax Forms. NOTE: The IRS is not shipping instruction booklets to libraries this year. They are available online at: IRS.GOV


New Full text magazines online
You may access 38 E-magazines using your computer or mobile device through NSPL’s new database Flipster. Download the Flipster app on your mobile device or click on the Flipster link on the left side of the library’s homepage to access it on your computer.

There will be no individual SCORE counseling sessions in March and April. See Adult Programs for information on our Small Business Seminars workshops scheduled for April. Individual SCORE counseling will resume in May.

Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 – 8:30 PM and
Saturdays, March 7, 21, April 11, and 25, 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 bring your devices.
NOTE: This assistance is available for our NSPL patrons.

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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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