New Metropolitan Opera and NY Philharmonic Season 2014/2015 Please see the Opera/Philharmonic page for more information
Cross Island: Reed, Strings, and Keys
Friday, September 5 at 7:00 PM
Suzanne Mueller, cello, and Elinor Abrams Zayas, piano, are joined by violinist Yeou-Cheng Ma and clarinetist Sandy Tepper in an evening of classical, jazz, and Latin music spanning styles, centuries, and the globe.
Registration for September programs begins in person for NSPL cardholders on September 2, unless otherwise noted. Telephone & online registration for programs without fees begins September 3. Non-residents may register beginning September 5, space permitting.
AARP Driver Safety
Tuesday, and Thursday, August 26 & 28, 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM
The instructor, a representative from AARP, will collect the fee of $20 for AARP members or $25 for non-AARP members at the first session. Payable by check only made out to AARP. No cash will be accepted.
Adult CPR/AED Certification
Saturday, September 6, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Non-refundable fee: $17.50. Lori Green, RN, and certified CPR instructor will teach the techniques of CPR, AED (defibrillator) and the Heimlich maneuver. Certification from the American Red Cross will be received upon successful completion of this workshop.
Healing with Nature
Monday, September 8, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
From the beginning of time, our ancestors from every culture used the universe and elements of Earth to assist them. Join Phoenix Redhawk and experience some of the ancient and powerful ceremonies that will enrich and balance your life!
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.
From the Teen Dept:
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 PM and Thursdays, 3:30 – 5:30 PM beginning October 2
Students in grades 6 and up can get free tutoring from an experienced tutor. Please bring your homework assignments and textbooks for this outstanding service. First come, first served basis.
Fan Fiction Writing Cafe
Tuesdays, September 9 & 23 and October 14 & 28, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Have you ever been tempted to write an alternate ending to your favorite book or movie? Join the FFW Café and share your work with fellow ff writers or be inspired to create your own. Registration begins 9/2, online 9/3. Grades 9-12.
ART CLUB: New Days & Time
Wednesdays, 7:30 – 9:00 PM
September 10 & 17 - Life In Hues, Colorful Ideas
From the Reference Desk:
July/August Book Display:
Hot and Steamy - For when you need something to read on those sweltering Summer days!
Copies of the books are available at the Reference desk. Everyone is welcome.
Contemporary Evening Book Discussions:
This is Where I Leave You, by Jonathan Tropper
Thursday, September 18 at 7:30 PM
Award nominee Tropper creates flawed, funny and real characters who remain with us long after the book is over. This smart comedy/drama depicts four irreverent siblings who reunite for a week to sit Shiva at their childhood home after their father's death. Moderated by Professor Dan Giancola.
Unaccustomed Earth, by Jhumpa Lahiri
Thursday, October 16 at 7:30 PM
Pulitzer Prize winning author Lahari's collection of stories delves into the lives of Indian-American characters and how they deal with their mixed cultural environment. It was rated number one on the NY Times Book Review list of "The 100 Best books of 2008." Moderated by Professor Bill Pike.
World Literature Discussions:
The Seagull, by Anton Chekhov
Thursday, September 11 at 2:00 PM
Russian playwright Chekhov creates a realistic dramatization of an artist's life complete with romantic triangles, jealousy and melodrama. The play, which is based on the true event of Chekhov's friend shooting a seagull and throwing it at the feet of the woman he loves, analyzes the romantic and artistic conflicts between its characters.
The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County - Stories by Mark Twain
Thursday, October 9 at 2:00 PM
Mark Twain's experiences of steamboat pilot, writer, lecturer and traveler reflect in his writings. In "The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg," the town's "incorruptible" reputation is challenged when a stranger vows to get revenge by "corrupting" it. In "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," the work that represents Twain's first great success as a writer, the narrator tells the story of a gambler and his frog named "Daniel Webster."
FEATURED DATABASES:SUFFOLK COUNTY e-RESOURCES
As school starts, remember that North Shore Public Library, in collaboration with the other libraries in Suffolk County, subscribes to a wealth of databases in a variety of subject areas for your research needs. Look for them on the left side of our homepage under "Live-brary: Suffolk eResources" or click the link above.
A database of over 78,000 colleges and universities, CollegeSource lets you access colleges' catalogs and webpages, and search for your dream school by many other criteria. This database can be accessed from your home computers, as well as from those in our library. Just go to our homepage at http://northshorepubliclibrary. org and choose the Online Research link on the left or click the link above.
SCORE BUSINESS COUNSELING
Wednesdays, Sept. 17 and Oct. 15 6:00 – 8:15 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.
NEED ASSISTANCE WITH YOUR E-READER?
Monday and Wednesday evenings, 6:00 – 9:00 PM and
Saturday afternoons: September 6 and 20 & October 4 and 18, 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Our Computer Librarian will provide individual assistance with your Live-b rary 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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