March 2017 ART EXHIBIT
Exhibit by SallyAnne KellerPainting watercolors since a teenager, SallyAnne Keller captures the colors of the atmosphere from all of Long Island’s seasons, painting landscapes, still life, animals, and florals. SallyAnne teaches watercolor privately, along with being affiliated with various art leagues and associations. Her work has been displayed in libraries, restaurants, and governmental buildings, as well as at the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum.
The Friends of the Library will host a reception for Ms. Keller on Sunday, March 12, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. All are welcome!
Concerts (All are welcome!)
Saturday, March 11 at 2:00 PM
Unique and breathtaking renditions of Irish Airs, lively jigs, reels, and hornpipes set this band apart from all others. This quartet includes Mary Nagin, Larry Moser, Patrick O’Rourke and John Corr, playing more than ten instruments.
Scaling the Heights of Beauty: Late Schubert and Late Beethoven
Sunday, March 26 at 2:00 PM
Pianist Carolyn Enger performs Schubert and Beethoven. Listening to these late works can give us a glimpse into the profound suffering and transcendence of these great composers.
Siren Songs: A Celebration of the Woman’s Voice in Operatic Literature
Friday, March 31 at 7:00 PM
Grammy Award nominated Monique McDonald & Friends will perform beloved arias of Santuzza from Cavalleria Rusticana, Leonora from La Forza del Destino, Azucena from Il Trovatore, and the famous Aida & Amneris duet from Aida by Verdi.
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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.
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It's all about the books!
Please see our featured displays:March: Women’s History Month and “A Wee Bit of Ireland” celebrating all things Irish! April: National Gardening Month and National Poetry Month
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
Civil Disobedience, by Henry David Thoreau
Thursday, March 2 at 2:00 PM
"Civil Disobedience" was originally one of Thoreau’s lectures, given after he spent a night in jail for protesting against slavery and the Mexican War. Please join us as we discuss this powerful essay as Thoreau emphasizes the need to prioritize one’s conscience over the dictates of laws, and argues that government rarely proves itself useful.
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
Thursday, April 6 at 2:00 PM
Orwell’s grim satire against totalitarian government was first published in 1949, when 1984 was well into the future. Depicting the main character’s futile battle to survive in a system that he had helped to create, the author intended the book to be a warning about the dangers of conformity, mental coercion and verbal deception.
Contemporary Evening Book Discussions:
Discussions will be moderated by Professor Mike Boecherer of SCCC
Evidence of Things Unseen, by Marianne Wiggins
Thursday, March 9 at 7:30 PM
Acclaimed author Wiggins has written a magical love story, a poetic novel of America between the two World Wars at the brink of the Atomic Age. Hypnotic and powerful, it portrays how the years ahead hold promise for Fos and Opal, but the “evidence of things unseen” change their trust in a safe future as their lives spin out of control.
ONE ISLAND - ONE BOOK: “LONG ISLAND READS” BOOK DISCUSSION Dead Wake: the Last Crossing of the Lusitania, by Erik Larson
Thursday, April 13 at 7:30 PM
NSPL joins other Long Island libraries in offering Dead Wake, this year’s Long Island Reads Book, as our April discussion title. Long Island native Larson has written a riveting account of the attack and sinking of the Lusitania. The largest and fastest ocean liner of its time which set sail from New York to Liverpool on May 1, 1915, as World War I entered its tenth month, it carried a record number of infants and children among its passengers. Please join us during National Library Week for this discussion.
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INDIVIDUAL BUSINESS COUNSELING (SCORE)
Wednesday evenings, March 15 & April 12 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.
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