Live-brary.com, the new digital branch of the 56 public libraries of Suffolk County, has officially launched! Live-brary.com is an Internet site dedicated to the free online resources available to all Suffolk County library cardholders
New Metropolitan Opera and
NY Philharmonic Season 2014/2015
Please see the Opera/Philharmonic page for more information
Encore is a new way to search the library catalog to find Books, Movies, Music, and More! Try it out today!
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Books(Fic & Non-fic)
Compact Discs (music)
Large Print Books
Science Fiction Books
Young Adult Books
Discover 3D Printing
Friday, September 19 –Friday, October 3
North Shore will have a 3D printer on display by The Glass Case for two weeks. Come and discover what it’s all about and see some samples of printed objects. This exhibit is sponsored by Live-brary.com, the digital branch of the public libraries in Suffolk County.
3D Printing Programs
Discover 3D Printing Presentation
Tuesday, September 23 at 10:00 AM OR Thursday, September 25 at 7:00 PM
Choose the date that works for you and join NSPL staff members Salvatore Filosa and Matthew Carrara for a formal presentation and live demonstration on 3D printing. Contact the library to register.
Copy That! 3D Printer Fun
Friday, September 26 at 4:30 PM
Grades 3-5. Have some fun learning about 3 printers and watch as we 3D print a unique item! Contact the library to register.
From Adult Services:
Stories by a Turf Fire: Eamon Kelly’s Life & Stories
Friday, September 26 at 7:00 PM
Join James Hawkins, Celtic Storyteller and Kate Danaher, Irish Fiddler carry on the stories of an era that has only recently passed, the literary gems of the renowned and beloved Eamon Kelly. These gems are “the stories of the real Kerry and the magical past, the heartbreak of emigration, the stations, the priests, the courting and the dancing.” Hawkins and Danaher perform with the rich hospitality, humor, and brilliance the Irish are known for.
Registration for September programs begins in person for NSPL cardholders on September
2, unless otherwise noted. Telephone & online registration for programs without fees begins
September 3. Non-residents may register beginning September 5, space permitting.
Participate in NSPL's Summer Reading Club Club for Children, Fizz Boom Read
The Fizz Boom Read Summer Reading Club is offered to encourage children to read throughout the summer months, to foster a love of reading and to maintain current reading levels.
Children ages 3 years to students entering 5th grade are welcome to join. You may begin to record your reading progress on June 30th. For
each hour that is entered on your online reading account, you will be rewarded
with your choice of a prize!
You will earn a BONUS PRIZE when you have
logged in five hours: a ticket to the Dr. Gravity Show, scheduled for
Wednesday, August 20, at 7:00 PM. This event will take place on the stage of
the Albert Prodell Middle School, Randall Road, Shoreham.
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.
Fan Fiction Writing Cafe
Tuesdays, September 9 & 23 and
October 14 & 28, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Have you ever been tempted to write an
alternate ending to your favorite book or
movie? Join the FFW Café and share your
work with fellow ff writers or be inspired to
create your own. Registration begins 9/2,
online 9/3. Grades 9-12.
ART CLUB: New Days & Time
Wednesdays, 7:30 – 9:00 PM - Life In Hues, Colorful Ideas
September 10 & 17
From the Reference Desk:
September Book Display:
- Take a look at our selection of books for September’s Healthy Aging
Month, which focuses on the positive aspects of growing older, and
inspires those 50+ to improve their physical, mental, social and
financial health. SEPTEMBER IS HEALTHY AGING MONTH:
- Resources for travel and vacation destinations
within driving distance of Long Island. FALL GETAWAYS
Copies of the books are available at the Reference desk.
Everyone is welcome.
Contemporary Evening Book Discussions:
This is Where I Leave You, by Jonathan Tropper
Thursday, September 18 at 7:30 PM
Award nominee Tropper creates flawed, funny and real
characters who remain with us long after the book is over.
This smart comedy/drama depicts four irreverent siblings
who reunite for a week to sit Shiva at their
childhood home after their father's death.
Moderated by Professor Dan Giancola.
Unaccustomed Earth, by Jhumpa Lahiri
Thursday, October 16 at 7:30 PM
Pulitzer Prize winning author Lahari's collection
of stories delves into the lives of
Indian-American characters and how they
deal with their mixed cultural environment. It was rated
number one on the NY Times Book Review list of "The 100
Best books of 2008." Moderated by Professor Bill Pike.
World Literature Discussions:
The Seagull, by Anton Chekhov
Thursday, September 11 at 2:00 PM
Russian playwright Chekhov creates a realistic dramatization
of an artist's life complete with romantic triangles, jealousy and
melodrama. The play, which is based on the true event of
Chekhov's friend shooting a seagull and throwing it at the feet of the woman
he loves, analyzes the romantic and artistic conflicts between its characters.
The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and The Celebrated Jumping Frog
of Calaveras County - Stories by Mark Twain
Thursday, October 9 at 2:00 PM
Mark Twain's experiences of steamboat pilot, writer, lecturer and traveler
reflect in his writings. In "The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg," the town's
"incorruptible" reputation is challenged when a stranger vows to get revenge
by "corrupting" it. In "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,"
the work that represents Twain's first great success as a writer, the narrator
tells the story of a gambler and his frog named "Daniel Webster."
SUFFOLK COUNTY e-RESOURCES
As school starts, remember that
North Shore Public Library, in
collaboration with the other
libraries in Suffolk County, subscribes
to a wealth of databases
in a variety of subject areas for
your research needs. Look for
them on the left side of our
homepage under "Live-brary:
Suffolk eResources" or click the link above.
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. Just go to our
homepage at http://northshorepubliclibrary.
org and choose the
Online Research link on the left or click the link above.
SCORE BUSINESS COUNSELING
Wednesdays, Sept. 17 and Oct. 15 6:00 – 8:15 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 631-929-4488 ext. 225 to sign
up for a forty-five minute appointment.
NEED ASSISTANCE WITH YOUR E-READER?
Monday and Wednesday evenings, 6:00 – 9:00 PM and
Saturday afternoons: September 6 and 20 &
October 4 and 18, 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Our Computer Librarian will provide individual
assistance with your Live-b rary 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.
Answer your reference questions 24/7
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.
NORTH SHORE PUBLIC LIBRARY HAS GONE WIRELESS!
Bring your laptop into the library and connect to the Internet through our wireless network! You'll need a laptop that has wireless capabilities with your own wireless card, and a valid, up to date library card. We cannot offer any hardware, such as network cards, to connect your laptop. We support A, B and G cards. For more information, and technical setup specifications please visit us at Wireless