Due to the High School graduation ceremony, the library will be open from 1-5 pm on Saturday, June 24.
Summer Reading Event - Build A Better World!
Summer Reading Club Kick-Off with Author Michael Northrop!
Wednesday, June 28, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Meet author Michael Northrop, a New York Times bestselling author who writes novels for middle grades to teens. His books have been named Best Children’s Books for the Year by the New York Public Library, the Los Angeles Public Library, and the Bank Street College of Education. Upon in-person or telephone registration, a complimentary copy of one of his books will be reserved in your name for signing during a reception. In-person and telephone registration begins 6/1. Grades 4 and up are welcome.
Concerts (All are welcome!)
Laura Metcalf and Matei Varga present:“First Day”
Friday, June 9 at 7:00 PM
Cellist Laura Metcalf and pianist Matei Varga will present an eclectic musical evening playing favorites such as Alberto Ginastera’s fiery “Pampeana,” a gentle tango by Jose Bragato, and a beguiling chanson by Francis Poulenc. Their debut album “First Day” was released in 2016 and reached #7 on the Billboard Classical chart. They will perform music by composers Caleb Burhans, Brandon Ridenour, and more. Laura will perform Paul Brantley’s “Parkour” for solo cello, written for her this year.
The History of American Music: One Love, One America
Friday, June 23 at 7:00 PM
The City Sounds Music Ensemble with Jerome “City” Smith will take you on a musical tapestry ride of American Music genres. You will hear the music of Louis Armstrong, Sinatra, Neil Diamond, and more. Dancing is encouraged. This program is for all ages and all nationalities wishing to celebrate the universal language: music.
From Adult Services:
Adult Reading Program
Join the North Shore Public Library's Adult Online Summer Reading Club. Receive a prize for each book you read, for up to 3 books. Each time you receive a prize, submit a brief review to be added to our 2017 Adult Summer Reading Club Book Reviews. With each summary submitted you will be entered to win the grand prize, a Kindle.
From Children's Services:
Children's Summer Reading Program
Build a Better World!
Click here to join the Summer Reading Club. Earn one prize for each hour that is recorded on your online reading club account! For ages 3 years through 5th grades.
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:
YA Reading Program
Join the teen summer reading club! Earn a prize for every 2 hours your read, up to 16 hours.
Read for an additional 4 hours to earn a free ticket to our invitation only Build a Better World Party.
From the Reference Desk:
It's all about the books!
Please see our featured displays:May: Older Americans’ Month
This year’s theme is Age Out Loud. Established by Presidential Proclamation, this month recognizes Older Americans for their contributions and provides information on staying healthy and active.
June: Adopt a Pet Month
Please see our heartwarming display of books for this wonderful month!
PLAN YOUR VACATION! Summer is almost here.
Take a look at our collection of travel and adventure materials.
Best SellersBy popular demand, we now have a display of past best sellers for your reading pleasure on the bookcase in front of the Reference Desk.
BOOK DISCUSSIONS: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, May 11 at 2:00 PM
These three stories from Trollope’s “Tourists and Colonials” collection tell of Victorian travelers’ adventures and mishaps in exotic locations.
Short Stories by Mark Twain: “The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg” & “The McWilliams Tales”
Thursday, June 8 at 2:00 PM
The first story tells of the town of Hadleyburg, whose residents are proud that they don’t give into temptation, thereby making their town “incorruptible,” but a passing stranger vows to get revenge by “corrupting” it after someone offends him. The “McWilliams Tales” are part of Twain’s collection of merry tales… short, humorous pieces just for fun!
Contemporary Evening Book Discussions:
Discussions will be moderated by Professor Mike Boecherer of SCCC
Straight Man, by Richard Russo
Thursday, May 25 at 7:30 PM
Winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, Russo has crafted a hilarious first person rendition of English Professor Hank’s mid-life crisis. Set in a fictional western Pennsylvania university, it is rumored to be loosely based on the author’s own teaching experiences.
A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman
Thursday, June 22 at 7:30 PM
This debut novel, an award winning comedy-drama, was originally published in Sweden and made into an award winning film as well. Fifty-nine year old widower Ove, depressed after losing his wife, keeps trying to hang himself, but is repeatedly interrupted by his Iranian neighbor. A thoughtful exploration of the impact of one person on countless others, it is both comical and heartwarming. Critics have said that if there was an award for the “Most Charming Book of 2014,” it would have won hands down.
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INDIVIDUAL BUSINESS COUNSELING (SCORE)
Wednesday Evenings, May 10 & June 14, 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 longislandscore.org to schedule an appointment.
Need assistance with your e-reader?
Monday & Wednesday evenings: 5 – 8 PM
Saturdays, May 6, 13 & June 3, 10: 1 – 5 PM
This assistance is available for our NSPL cardholders.
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