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September 2017 ART EXHIBIT

“Color is Song” (Matisse): Paintings by Nichols Nappi

Nichols Nappi fills his paintings with color, bold and audacious. It is his goal that each painting becomes not only a journey for the eye, but also a visual musical composition, a melody. He has exhibited widely in the United States and has received awards from the Chicago and Miami Film Festivals, the Clio, Audubon Artists, and American Watercolor Society.

All are invited to meet with Nichols Nappi at a reception on Saturday, September 16, 2:30 – 4:00 PM. This reception is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Art Exhibit


Lost in Time
Friday, September 15 at 7:00 PM
Come for a piano concert by local film composer and historian J.K. Hodge. He will be playing famous compositions and original works that will take you to different places in time. Mr. Hodge will discuss how these pieces came to fruition and tell you what movies these songs are featured in.

Journey from Johannesburg
Friday, September 22 at 7:00 PM
South Africanborn songwriter/ musician Toby Tobias will take you on a journey across three continents with his message of equality: understand each other’s cultures and foster a strong hope of togetherness. This performance tells of his journey through 3 continents and takes the form of original songs interspersed with small narrated vignettes about growing up in Johannesburg, Jerusalem, and finally New York.

From Adult Services:
Adult Programs

From Children's Services:

Children's Summer Reading Program

Build a Better World!
Click here to join the Summer Reading Club.
Earn one prize for each hour that is recorded on your online reading club account! For ages 3 years through 5th grades.

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

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It's All About the Books!

Book Displays

September is Healthy Aging Month
See our selection of books on healthy aging.

Fall Getaways
Choose from materials on travel and vacation destinations within driving distance of Long Island.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Please see our selection of resources for this important month.

October is also Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
Take a look at our heartwarming display in honor of our “best friends.”

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.


Copies of the books are available at the Circulation and Reference Desks. Everyone is welcome!

World Literature Discussions:

Moderated by Professor Bill Schiavo
Short Stories by Anthony Trollope: “An Unprotected Female at the Pyramids,” “John Bull on the Guadalquivir,” & “George Walker at Suez”
Thursday, September 14 at 2:00 PM
Please join us as our World Literature Series resumes for the Fall with these three stories from Trollope’s “Tourists and Colonials” collection which depict Victorian travelers’ adventures and mishaps in exotic locations.

When We Were Orphans, by Kazuo Ishiguro
Thursday, October 12 at 2:00 PM
This novel by award-winning author Ishiguro tells of a young English boy who lives in Shanghai until his father, an opium businessman, and his mother disappear within a few weeks of each other. As an adult in England, he becomes a successful detective who hones his skills to solve the case of his parents’ disappearance.

Contemporary Evening Book Discussions:

Discussions will be moderated by Professor Mike Boecherer of SCCC
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio, by Terry Ryan
Thursday, September 28 at 7:30 PM
An extraordinary true account of Evelyn Ryan written by her daughter, this is the amazing story of an enterprising housewife with an alcoholic husband who kept poverty at bay and raised her ten children by writing winning advertising jingles during the “contest era” of the 1950’s and 1960’s.

Ordinary Grace, by William Kent Krueger
Thursday, October 19 at 7:30 PM
Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel of 2014, Ordinary Grace is a touching coming of age tale about faith, family and the empathy that comes from a violent loss. A young man, a small Minnesota town, and a murder in the Summer of 1961 create a collision path for two families separated by culture and tradition, but joined together in tragedy.


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.

Wednesday Evenings, September 13 and October 18, 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 to schedule an appointment.

Need assistance with your e-reader?
Monday and Wednesday evenings: 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Saturdays, September 30 & October 21: 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Sunday, October 29: 1:00 – 5:00 PM

This assistance is available for our NSPL cardholders.

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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).
  • When you provide the library with your email address and set up your online library account, you can take advantage of all the library's online services. Various online services available include; courtesy notices via your email with a link to renew your items before they are overdue, paying your fines of $5.00 or more, and registering for library programs.
  • 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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