Paintings by Judith SchutzmanA retired English teacher, Ms. Schutzman has made her passion for painting pastel portraiture and drawings into a full time commitment, expanding her experiences and observations by traveling with various art study groups. This exhibit mainly shows her Chinese Sumi-e work, which she studied in depth with Sungsook Setton of Setauket. Ms. Schutzman feels that "painting is a manifest reverence for the natural world, a record of the drama of clouds, and the peace of sunrise."
The Friends of the Library have scheduled a reception for Judith Schutzman on Saturday, September 10, from 2:30 to 4:00 PM. Everyone is invited to meet with the artist.
Concerts (All are welcome!)
Kurpa: A Little Piece of the Andes
Friday, September 30 at 7:00 PM
Dressed in traditional Andean attire, KURPA performs songs of the Andes. Some traditional instruments played are sikus (pan flutes), quenas (wood flutes), charango (a 10-stringed instrument), guitar, and bombos (drums).
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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.
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From the Reference Desk:
September is Healthy Aging MonthSee our selection of books on healthy aging.
Fall GetawaysChoose from materials on travel and vacation destinations within driving distance of Long Island.
Banned Books WeekSeptember 25 - October 1 Samples of books that have been "banned" will be on display.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness MonthPlease see our selection of resources for this important month.
October is also Adopt a Shelter Dog MonthTake a look at our heartwarming display in honor of our "best friends."
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
Hippolytus and Medea, plays by Euripides
Thursday, September 15 at 2:00 PM
Please join us for a lively discussion on these Ancient Greek tragedies based on the myths of Hippolytus and Medea.
Antigone and Oedipus Rex, by Sophocles
Thursday, October 6 at 2:00 PM
These Greek tragedies comprise two of the plays in the Theban trilogy, which revolve around the life of Oedipus, the king of Thebes.
Contemporary Evening Book Discussions:
Discussions will be moderated by Professor Mike Boecherer of SCCC
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
Thursday, September 22 at 7:30 PM
The author so dramatically depicts the incredible events surrounding the 1893 Chicago's World's Fair in his award winning book that we think we are reading fiction. But in fact, we are delving into the true story of two men, one the architect of the fair, and the other a serial killer masquerading as a charming doctor.
Stone Mattress: Nine Wicked Tales by Margaret Atwood
Thursday, October 20 at 7:30 PM
Award winning author Margaret Atwood has written an extraordinary collection of diverse and imaginative pieces that reveal "delightfully wicked facets of humanity." These tales are thrilling, thought-provoking, and unforgettable.
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.
INDIVIDUAL BUSINESS COUNSELING
Wednesday evenings, September 14 and October 19, 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.
Monday and Wednesday evenings: 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Saturdays, September 10, 24, October 15, & 29, 1:00 – 5:00 PM
This assistance is available for our NSPL cardholders.
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