New Metropolitan Opera and NY Philharmonic Season 2014/2015 Please see the Opera/Philharmonic page for more information
From Adult Services:
CONCERTS:All are welcome
Scott Wilson and Efendi: Music and Dance of the Middle East
Friday, July 24 at 7:00 PM
Come and enjoy the music and dance of the Middle East (Turkey, Greece, Egypt, Israel and Armenia) with musicians, Scott Wilson and Maurice Sedacca, and Dorit, a belly dancer, singer and musician of the world renowned Serena Studios in New York. You will hear and see authentic instruments including the oud, kanun, saz, bouzoukie and darbuka along with dance of that region.
Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks: Maximum Rhythm & Twang
Friday, July 31 at 7:00 PM
Performer/Songwriter Gene Casey and his combo, The Lone Sharks, will celebrate the roots of Americana, alternative country and barn-shaking rhythm & blues with a program of classics and acclaimed original songs.
Ikebana (Art of Japanese Floral Arrangement) Demonstration
Thursday, July 16 at 7 PM
Hiro Uraga-Senese will demonstrate multiple floral arrangements using not only flowers but also its branches, leaves, stems to best illustrate balance, harmony and essence of humanity. She is trained and licensed in the Misho-Ryu style of Ikebana.
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:
Friday, July 3, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Help out at our annual pet parade. Grades 6-12.
Tuesdays, July 21 & August 18 at 6:00 or 7:00 PM
Students in grades 6-12 interested in volunteering to instruct adults on how to use a variety of technology, such as computers, cell phones, iPods, and GPS are welcome to register for a 1-hour session.
Students in grades 6 through 12 can dress up as their favorite super hero and volunteer to read to a child for a ½ hour per week on Fridays, August 7 & 14 at 10:30 or 11:30 AM.
From the Reference Desk:
SUMMER BIBLIOGRAPHIES: Pick up a list of our recommended titles for your Summer pleasure.
BOOK DISCUSSIONS:Copies of the books are available at the Reference Desk. ALL ARE WELCOME! Discussions will be moderated by Professor Mike Boecherer of SCCC.
Evening Book Discussions:
Big Fish: a Novel of Mythic Proportions, by Daniel Wallace
Thursday, July 16 at 7:30 PM
The author uses tall tales and folk traditions to illustrate the Southern culture and its preoccupation with family relationships and strong individualism in this comic, poignant and magical novel.
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
Thursday, August 20 at 7:30 PM
By 2021, World War Terminus has left the Earth a radioactive wreck and most survivors have emigrated to Mars where the authorities promise them an easy life with android servants. A grimly depicted masterpiece ahead of its time.
World Literature Discussions:
Our World Literature Series will start up again in September – please see our September/October newsletter for details.
FEATURED DATABASES: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.
Small Engine Repair Reference Center
Summer is here! Small Engine Repair Reference Center offers detailed repair information on small engine machines including lawnmowers, ATVs, motorcycles, tractors, and more. Access this database from the computers in our library, or from your computers at home.
SCORE BUSINESS COUNSELING
Individual SCORE counseling will resume in September. Please see our September/October newsletter for details.
Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:30 – 8:30 PM and Saturdays, July 11 & 25, August 8 & 22, 1:00 – 5:00 PM
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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