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New Metropolitan Opera and
NY Philharmonic Season 2015/2016

Please see the Opera/Philharmonic page for more information

Search The NSPL Catalog

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From Adult Services:


All are welcome

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The Sound of Music Concert
Saturday, October 17 at 2 PM
Christina Montalto, soprano, will take on the roll of Maria and is accompanied by Ben Trusnovec on piano. This family event will include sing-a-longs.

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Piano Trio: From Telemann to Grieg
Sunday, October 18 at 2:30 PM
This international trio of musicians will feature New York violinist Akiko Kobayashi, European cellist Florian Streich, and European pianist Sarah Hiller.

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"Bellezas de las Américas"or "Beauties of the Americas"
Sunday, October 25 at 2:00 PM
Mezzo soprano Anna Tonna's and Columbian guitarist Francisco Roldan's long standing collaboration will debut this new concert, Bellezas de las Américas. A recital for guitar and voice that will showcase composers of the Caribbean, South America and Central America, as well as historical and contemporary pieces from the United States.

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:

September Book Display:
September is:
A selection of books for Healthy Aging Month, which focuses on the positive aspects of growing older.
Materials on travel and vacation destinations within driving distance of Long Island.

Banned Books Week:
September 23 – October 3
Celebrate the freedom to read
Each year, in honor of Banned Books Week, libraries feature books that have been targeted for banning over the years. Samples of books that have been “banned” over the past fifty years will be on display.


Copies of the books are available at the Reference Desk. ALL ARE WELCOME!

World Literature Discussions:

Moderated by Professor Bill Schiavo
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain
Thursday, September 10 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.

This Side of Paradise, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Thursday, October 29 at 2:00 PM
F. Scott Fitzgerald's debut novel examines the lives and morality of post World War I youth, exploring the theme of love warped by greed and status seeking.

Contemporary Evening Book Discussions:

The Spinoza Problem, by Irvin D. Yalom
Thursday, September 17 at 7:30 PM
Award winning psychiatrist and author Yalom weaves a yarn of intertwining stories following the early life of Jewish rationalist Benito Spinoza as he makes his first foray into philosophy, and the ensuing censure from his religious community in Amsterdam. Please join us as SCCC Professor Bill Pike moderates.

The Day of the Locust, by Nathaniel West
Thursday, October 22 at 7:30 PM
A young set designer comes to Hollywood and slowly discovers a world ruled by perversion, violence and despair behind its glamorous façade. The author depicts the dual nature of Hollywood’s reality and fantasy in riveting detail. Please join us as Professor Dan Giancola of SCCC moderates.


The magazines you know and love are now also available digitally through North Shore Public Library’s website. Flipster, a digital magazine database, enables you to read your favorite magazines on your computer or mobile device. A selection of popular magazines are available full text.

CollegeSource Online
A database of over 78,000 colleges and universities, CollegeSource lets you access colleges’ catalogs and webpages, and search for your dream school by many other criteria. This database can be accessed from your home computers, as well as from those in our library.

Wednesdays, September 16 & October 21, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
A volunteer from SCORE 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 631-929-4488 ext. 225 to sign up for a forty-five minute appointment.

Monday and Wednesday evenings, 5:30 – 8:30 PM and
Saturday afternoons, September 12 & 26, October 3 & 17, 1:00 – 5:00 PM

Our Computer Librarian will provide individual assistance with your Live-brary compatible 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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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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