The library is closed today, Thursday March 5th, due to inclement weather.
New Metropolitan Opera and NY Philharmonic Season 2014/2015 Please see the Opera/Philharmonic page for more information
Irish Music with Fiddler's Green
Saturday, March 14 at 2:00 PM
Unique and breathtaking renditions of Irish airs, lively jigs, reels and hornpipes set this band apart from all others. This quartet includes Mary Nagin, Larry Moser, Patrick O'Rourke and John Corr, playing more than ten instruments.
An Evening of Classical Guitar Music
Friday, March 20 at 7:00 PM
Christopher Gotzen-Berg, an artist for the Kenny Hill Guitar Company and an official sponsored artist of Savage Classical Guitar, will feature works by Bach, Mertz, Dubez and Moller. Insight on each piece and about the composers will be included throughout the program. As a highly sought after guitar instructor, Christopher has taught and performed master classes at Blue Sky Studios, Burnt Hills Music Academy, and The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam.
Registration for February programs begins in person for NSPL cardholders on February 1, unless otherwise noted. Telephone & online registration for programs without fees begins February 2. Non-residents may register beginning February 5, space permitting.
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.
From the Reference Desk:
February Book Display:
February is Black History Month
Please see our display of books for this important month.
Febraury is also the month for Romance and chocolate!
Take a look at our selection of titles for your reading pleasure.
Copies of the books are available at the Reference desk. Everyone is welcome.
Evening Book Discussions:
Cheating at Canasta, stories by William Trevor
Wednesday, January 21 at 7:30 PM
Trevor has long been recognized as a master of the short story, and his precise insights into the hearts and lives of ordinary Irish people are evidenced in this stunning new collection. Subtle yet powerful, his stories linger long after the words are read. Please join us as Professor Bill Pike of SCCC moderates.
NOTE: There will be no evening book discussion in February; discussions will resume in March. Please check our March/April newsletter for titles and dates.
World Literature Discussions:
Professor Bill Schiavo moderates.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
Thursday, January 8 at 2:00 PM
Twain’s classic novel describes the exploits of young Huckleberry Finn as he escapes his hometown and travels down the Mississippi River on a raft with escaped slave Jim.
The Black Tulip, by Alexandre Dumas
Thursday, February 5 at 2:00 PM
A historical novel set in the time of “Tulipmania” in the Netherlands, it begins with the 1672 lynching of the Prime Minister, and then follows the story of his godson Cornelius who has joined the competition among the nation’s best gardeners to grow a black tulip, but gets jailed just as he nears his goal.
AARP Tax Assistance for Seniors
Wednesdays, February 4 – April 15, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM by appointment
Trained volunteers offer free tax help to Senior Citizens on an appointment basis. Please call 631-929-4488 ext. 225 to reserve a date and time. Appointments will be taken starting January 2.
The library has a selection of New York State and Federal Tax Forms. In addition, forms are available at: IRS.GOV
FEATURED DATABASES:A to Z World Travel
Thinking about a warm travel destination?
Check this travel database containing tourist and cultural information on more than 150 cities worldwide, providing facts on attractions, health advisories and more! Available from the library’s computers as well as from your home computers, look for it on the left side of our homepage under "Online Research."
SCORE BUSINESS COUNSELING
Wednesdays, January 21 & February 18, 6:00 – 8:15 PM
A volunteer from SCORE (Counselors to America’s Small Business) will be here to provide individual counseling to anyone starting a new business or needing help with an existing business. Please call the Reference Desk at 631-929-4488 ext. 225 to sign up for a fortyfive minute appointment.
NEED ASSISTANCE WITH YOUR E-READER?
Monday & Wednesdays, 5:30 – 8:00 PM
(No help Jan. 19 or Feb. 16)
Saturdays, January 10, 24,
February 7 & 21, 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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