The Library will be closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday., the new digital branch of the 56 public libraries of Suffolk County, has officially launched! is an Internet site dedicated to the free online resources available to all Suffolk County library cardholders

New Metropolitan Opera and
NY Philharmonic Season 2015/2016

Please see the Opera/Philharmonic page for more information

Search The NSPL Catalog

Encore is a new way to search the library catalog to find Books, Movies, Music, and More! Try it out today!

New Items

From Adult Services:


All are welcome

NSPL's Underground Jazz Café:
Jimmy Scott's Trio The Jazz Expressions

Friday, December 11 at 7:00 PM
Legendary jazz singer Jimmy Scott's Trio The Jazz Expressions continues to dazzle audiences all over the world with their spectacular performances and startling originality. This exciting band of New York's finest jazz musicians consists of bassist and musical director Hilliard "Hill" Greene, pianist Mike Kanan, and drummer Dwayne "Cook" Broadnax.

Moreno Fruzzetti's A Day in Tuscany
Sunday, December 13 at 2:30 PM
Moreno Fruzzetti, a native of Pisa, located in the region of Tuscany, Italy, has been capturing the ears and hearts of fans worldwide for over 30 years. His strong tenor voice captivates audiences. You will hear song selections from the 1940's to the present, the Golden Era of Italian music, along with classical music from centuries ago.

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 (, 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

From the Reference Desk:

November Book Display:
November is:
Please see our selection of books for these important months which were created to make the public aware of the latest research and resources.

November is also National Historical Month!
Research Your Roots:
Personalize your Relatives!
Thursday evening November 5 at 7:00pm
Genealogist Carol Proven will help you locate more detailed information on your ancestors by demonstrating how to research court records, analyze census data and examine ship manifests through both print and online resources. All are welcome; please register.


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

World Literature Discussions:

Moderated by Professor Bill Schiavo
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson
Thursday, November 12 at 2:00 PM
Limitless human ambition drives this gothic-science novel which depicts an educated man who conducts secret experiments that get out of control, resulting in the creation of a double who wreaks destruction on his life.

Island of Dr. Moreau, by H.G. Wells
Thursday, December 3 at 2:00 PM
Shipwrecked, Edward Prendrick is rescued by a passing boat and left on the island home of Dr. Moreau who creates human-like hybrid beings from animals. The novel deals with several philosophical themes including moral responsibility, animal cruelty, and human interference with nature.

Contemporary Evening Book Discussions:

Interpreter of Maladies, by Jhumpa Lahiri
Thursday, November 19 at 7:30 PM
Nine stories in this stunning Pulitzer Prize winner trace the emotional journeys of characters seeking love beyond the barriers of nations and generations. Imbued with sensual details of the Indian culture, crosscurrents are set in motion when immigrants and expatriates bridge a cultural divide. SCCC Professor Bill Pike moderates.

Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts, by Maxine Hong Kingston
Thursday, December 10 at 7:30 PM
Winner of the National Book Critics’ Circle Award, this memoir blends autobiography with Chinese folktales to portray the 20th century experiences of Chinese Americans living in the shadow of the Chinese Revolution. The author reconstructs her mother’s life in China and her own life growing up in California. SCCC Professor Mike Boecherer moderates.


ANCESTRY (in-library use only)
This online product features a selection of genealogical databases, including census images, birth, marriage, death, and passenger records, and more. It can be accessed from our computers in the library. Please ask a librarian for assistance.

Wednesday evening, November 18 & December 16, 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. Please call the Reference Desk at 929-4488 X 225 to sign up for a forty-five minute appointment.

Monday and Wednesday evenings, 5:30 – 8:30 PM and
Saturday afternoons, November 7 & 21, and December 5 & 19, 1:00 – 5:00 PM

Our Computer Librarian will provide individual assistance with your Live-brary compatible eReaders and audiobook devices on a firstcome, 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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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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Bring your laptop into the library and connect to the Internet through our wireless network! You'll need a laptop that has wireless capabilities with your own wireless card, and a valid, up to date library card. We cannot offer any hardware, such as network cards, to connect your laptop. We support A, B and G cards. For more information, and technical setup specifications please visit us at Wireless

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