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October 2016 ART EXHIBIT

Photography by Howard Stevens
"People and their Environment"

Mr. Stevens has traveled to many exotic lands around the world, observing people in their surroundings. His images present spontaneous realizations of a moment; closeups of faces that reveal individuals' reactions to their environment, their work, and their lives. Mr. Stevens is a retired professor of Suffolk Community College, where he founded the TV/Radio/Film Department 50 years ago. Currently Mr. Stevens lives in New York City and his photographic subject is Manhattan, with all its many visions, people, and architecture.
The Friends of the Library invite everyone to meet with Howard Stevens on Saturday, October 8, from 2:30 to 4:00 PM.

Art Exhibit

Concerts (All are welcome!)

Instruments of the People
Sunday, October 16 at 2:00 PM
Internationally celebrated musicians, Roldán (guitar) and Mallon (percussion), come together to create a multicultural music experience. IOTP showcases a variety of styles including Bambuco, Blues, Danza, Joropo, Porro, Tango and more! This eclectic, acoustic duo features music from Spain, the America’s, and the Caribbean.

Cross Island: Reed, Strings, and Keys
Sunday, October 23 at 2:00 PM
Suzanne Mueller, cello, and Elinor Abrams Zayas, piano - are joined by violinist Yeou-Cheng Ma and clarinetist Sandy Tepper in an evening of duets, trios, and quartets spanning styles, centuries, and the globe. The program includes classical, jazz, and Latin music.

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Adult Programs

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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.

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Teen Programs

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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.

Banned Books Week

September 25 - October 1 Samples of books that have been "banned" will be on display.


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
Hippolytus and Medea, plays by Euripides
Thursday, September 15 at 2:00 PM
Please join us for a lively discussion on these Ancient Greek tragedies based on the myths of Hippolytus and Medea.

Antigone and Oedipus Rex, by Sophocles
Thursday, October 6 at 2:00 PM
These Greek tragedies comprise two of the plays in the Theban trilogy, which revolve around the life of Oedipus, the king of Thebes.

Contemporary Evening Book Discussions:

Discussions will be moderated by Professor Mike Boecherer of SCCC
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
Thursday, September 22 at 7:30 PM
The author so dramatically depicts the incredible events surrounding the 1893 Chicago's World's Fair in his award winning book that we think we are reading fiction. But in fact, we are delving into the true story of two men, one the architect of the fair, and the other a serial killer masquerading as a charming doctor.

Stone Mattress: Nine Wicked Tales by Margaret Atwood
Thursday, October 20 at 7:30 PM
Award winning author Margaret Atwood has written an extraordinary collection of diverse and imaginative pieces that reveal "delightfully wicked facets of humanity." These tales are thrilling, thought-provoking, and unforgettable.


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 14 and October 19, 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.

Monday and Wednesday evenings: 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Saturdays, September 10, 24, October 15, & 29, 1:00 – 5:00 PM

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