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New Metropolitan Opera and
NY Philharmonic Season 2014/2015

Please see the Opera/Philharmonic page for more information

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Registration for April programs begins in person for NSPL cardholders on April 1, unless otherwise noted. Telephone & online registration for programs without fees begins April 2. Non-residents may register beginning April 5, space permitting.

From Adult Services:
Misuzu Image
A Glimpse into the Sublime
Friday, May 29 at 7:00 PM
In this piano recital, Misuzu Tanaka will present an all-Beethoven program consisting of works from the composer's early, middle, and late creative periods. The two jewels of the Sonata repertoire, G Major Op.14, No.2 and E major Op.109, form the centerpiece of this concert. Two smaller scale works, Polonaise in C Major and the fiery and whimsical Rondo a capriccio "Rage over a Lost Penny," will test and showcase the elegant and virtuoso sides of the soloist.

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

Technology Clinic Tuesdays, May 19 & June 16, 6:00 – 8:00 PM Students in grades 6-12 interested in volunteering to instruct adults on how to use a variety of technologies are welcome to register for a 1-hour session.

Teen Volunteers Needed for Summer Programs Students entering grades 6 through 12 interested in volunteering for summer programs can stop in Tuesday, June 16 from 7:00 to 8:00 PM to sign up for a session.

From the Reference Desk:

May Book Display:
May is Older Americans' Month
This year’s theme is Get into the Act! Established in 1963 by Presidential Proclamation, this month recognizes Older Americans for their contributions, and provides information on staying healthy and active.


Copies of the books are available at the Reference desk. Everyone is welcome.

Evening Book Discussions:

Crossing to Safety, by Wallace Stegner
Thursday, May 21 at 7:30 PM
Pulitzer Prize winner Stegner explores the mysteries of friendship in this rich and compelling novel that traces the 36 year friendship of two couples. Stegner renders a beautiful, wise insight into the human soul. Moderated by Professor Dan Giancola of SCCC.

Mystic River, by Dennis Lehane
Thursday, June 18 at 7:30 PM
A first rate thriller that brings three childhood friends back into contact with each other after the murder of one of their daughters, the author masterfully weaves dark and complex threads throughout the novel while brilliantly painting the psychological and emotional turmoil that each character endures. Moderated by Professor Michael Boecherer of SCCC.

World Literature Discussions:

Professor Bill Schiavo moderates.
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
Thursday, May 7 at 2:00 PM
The winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1961, this classic work was based to a large degree on the author’s childhood experiences growing up in Alabama.

The Pearl, by John Steinbeck
Thursday, June 4 at 2:00 PM
Published in 1947, this story of pearl diver Kino’s discovery of a pearl as large as a seagull’s egg and the effects it has on his life, explores the nature of good and evil, and remains one of Steinbeck’s most popular works.


A to Z World Travel
For your vacation destinations, A to Z World Travel is a comprehensive, travel database containing both tourist and cultural information on more than 160 cities worldwide, continually updated and including health advisories. Available on the computers in the library as well as your computers at home.

Wednesdays, May 20 & June 17, 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. 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, May 9 & 30, June 13 & 27, 1:00 – 5:00 PM (No Advice May 25)
Our Computer Librarian will provide individual assistance with your Live-brary 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.

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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).
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  • 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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