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Bret Williams Quartet


Saturday, June 4 at 2 PM

Join award winning classical guitarist Bret Williams while he performs original eclectic pieces that draw from Modern, Latin, Baroque and Jazz repertoires while maintaining their own brand new finish. Both virtuosic and lush in harmony, the original pieces are paired with music by Astor Piazzolla and Heitor Villa Lobos.

The Two Don's and Susan


Friday, June 17 at 7 PM

The Two Don's, (Father and Son,) play timeless standards and Bosso Nova's along with popular requests including "Sleep Walk", "Wave" "Girl from Impanema." Susan sings classic country and popular tunes of the 50 & 60's.
New Metropolitan Opera and
NY Philharmonic Season 2015/2016

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An Intimate Evening with Sheri Miller: From the Beatles to Soulful Love Songs
Friday, May 6 at 7 PM
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Sheri Miller writes and performs her soulful, folk-pop-country-jazz-blues Beatles-inspired love songs. She also sings a wide range of classic favorites, including the Beatles, Patsy Cline, Judy Garland and Johnny Cash among others.


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 (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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May
Older Americans' Month
This year's theme is Blaze a Trail. Established in 1963 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 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.

Film as Literature - Classic Film Series

Join us for an afternoon of classic films and film discussions. Joyce Maggio, a former Mass Media instructor at Suffolk Community College will introduce the films and lead discussions. Refreshments will be served.
Thursday, May 12 at 1:00 PM
On the Waterfront (1954) (108 min.)
Thursday, June 9 at 1:00 PM
The Graduate (1967) (106 min)

BOOK DISCUSSIONS:

Copies of the books are available at the Reference Desk. ALL ARE WELCOME!

World Literature Discussions:

Moderated by Professor Bill Schiavo
Stories by Octavio Paz: The Blue Bouquet, and My Life with the Wave
Thursday, May 12 at 2:00 PM
One of Mexico's most highly regarded writers and winner of the 1990 Nobel Prize for Literature, Octavio Paz reflects the dangerous world of the big city and the unpredictable nature of life and loss in his stories.

Theseus, by Andre Gide
Thursday, June 9 at 2:00 PM
Using the characters of well-known myths, French author Andre Gide creates a contemporary tale of the timeless aspects of life. Theseus, the mythical hero of Athens, narrates his life story following the failure of his marriages and the death of his son Hippolytus.


Contemporary Evening Book Discussions:

Waterland by Graham Swift
Thursday, May 19 at 7:30 PM
Booker Prize winner Swift traces back 240 years of the lives of the narrator’s ancestors in this sweep of family history, depicting the effects of locale upon families who have inhabited the same region for years. Professor Dan Giancola of SCCC moderates.

High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
Thursday, June 16 at 7:30 PM
Award winning British novelist Hornby details protagonist Rob’s struggles with the breakup of his relationship and the failure of his record store in this novel of freedom, friendship and commitment. Please join us as Professor Mike Boecherer of SCCC moderates.


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HOME IMPROVEMENT REFERENCE CENTER
You can access Home Improvement Reference Center on the library’s computers or from your computers at home. Just look under the "Online Research" link on the left side of our homepage or click the link above.


INDIVIDUAL BUSINESS COUNSELING
Wednesday evenings May 18 & June 15, 5:00 – 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.

DEVICE ADVICE!
Monday and Wednesday evenings: 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Saturdays, May 7, 21, June 4, & 25: 1:00 – 5:00 PM

This assistance is available for our NSPL patrons.


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