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October 2017 ART EXHIBIT

Innervisions: by Eileen Weilbacher

A graduate of Parsons School of Design, Ms. Weilbacher has always worked with bold colors and designs using oils, watercolors, and acrylics. Her Spiritual Life practice is exhibited in her current series - “Innervisions” - representing visions during meditation. Her unique style is expressed through colors of realistic and imaginative creations.

The Friends of the Library will host a reception for Ms. Weilbacher on Sunday, October 22, 2:30 – 4:00 PM. All are welcome!

Art Exhibit


Toot Sweet Flute Trio
Sunday, October 15 at 2:00 PM
This Long Island based ensemble will take you on an enchanting ride of music from around the world. Their instruments: C flute, the piccolo, recorder, alto flute, and bass flutes that make up this ensemble offer a rich, textured, multilayered soothing sound. Featured works include a Haydn trio, Papageno from Mozart’s Magic Flute, a Japanese suite, Cuban dances, and some feisty Irish tunes.

Milagro: A Santana Tribute Band
Sunday, October 29 at 2:30 PM
Come and take a ride with Milagro as they sweep you away through 40 years of the great soulful music of Santana. Milagro brings the complex rhythms and melodies of Latin percussion sound together with the cultivated group of talented musicians.

From Adult Services:
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

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It's All About the Books!

Book Displays

September is Healthy Aging Month
See our selection of books on healthy aging.

Fall Getaways
Choose from materials on travel and vacation destinations within driving distance of Long Island.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Please see our selection of resources for this important month.

October is also Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
Take a look at our heartwarming display in honor of our “best friends.”

Best Sellers

By popular demand, we now have a display of past best sellers for your reading pleasure on the bookcase in front of the Reference Desk.


Copies of the books are available at the Circulation and Reference Desks. Everyone is welcome!

World Literature Discussions:

Moderated by Professor Bill Schiavo
Short Stories by Anthony Trollope: “An Unprotected Female at the Pyramids,” “John Bull on the Guadalquivir,” & “George Walker at Suez”
Thursday, September 14 at 2:00 PM
Please join us as our World Literature Series resumes for the Fall with these three stories from Trollope’s “Tourists and Colonials” collection which depict Victorian travelers’ adventures and mishaps in exotic locations.

When We Were Orphans, by Kazuo Ishiguro
Thursday, October 12 at 2:00 PM
This novel by award-winning author Ishiguro tells of a young English boy who lives in Shanghai until his father, an opium businessman, and his mother disappear within a few weeks of each other. As an adult in England, he becomes a successful detective who hones his skills to solve the case of his parents’ disappearance.

Contemporary Evening Book Discussions:

Discussions will be moderated by Professor Mike Boecherer of SCCC
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio, by Terry Ryan
Thursday, September 28 at 7:30 PM
An extraordinary true account of Evelyn Ryan written by her daughter, this is the amazing story of an enterprising housewife with an alcoholic husband who kept poverty at bay and raised her ten children by writing winning advertising jingles during the “contest era” of the 1950’s and 1960’s.

Ordinary Grace, by William Kent Krueger
Thursday, October 19 at 7:30 PM
Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel of 2014, Ordinary Grace is a touching coming of age tale about faith, family and the empathy that comes from a violent loss. A young man, a small Minnesota town, and a murder in the Summer of 1961 create a collision path for two families separated by culture and tradition, but joined together in tragedy.


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

Wednesday Evenings, September 13 and October 18, 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. Visit the SCORE website at to schedule an appointment.

Need assistance with your e-reader?
Monday and Wednesday evenings: 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Saturdays, September 30 & October 21: 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Sunday, October 29: 1:00 – 5:00 PM

This assistance is available for our NSPL cardholders.

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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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