Film

Unforgettable Carl Reiner 1922-2020

This is Peter, the audio video materials librarian. I clearly remember going to see a movie at age 5 with my parents and younger brother at the old Melville 110 Drive-In in our ’62 Chevy station wagon. The movie was… Continue Reading…

Music

Remembering Vera Lynn (1917-2020)

Greetings, music lovers! This is Peter, the audio video materials librarian. In this 75th anniversary year of the end of World War II, it was especially poignant to learn of the death of Vera Lynn at age 103, one of… Continue Reading…

Digital Services, eBooks

Ya Still Gotta Believe…

This is Peter, one of the Adult Reference Librarians at the Library. As a diehard Met fan of over 50 years, I remember the first game I attended at Shea Stadium with my family. It was a 4-3 “come from… Continue Reading…

History

D-Day, the Sixth of June, 1944, Remembered

This is Peter, the audio-video/adult services Librarian. We are remembering the 76th anniversary of D-Day. On June 6, 1944, Allied forces invaded northern France by means of beach landings in Normandy. I’d like to draw attention to the many digital… Continue Reading…

Film

Rediscovering Buster Keaton: The Cohen Film Collection Restorations

Hello, I’m Peter, the audio-video materials reference librarian. As a child, I discovered silent films when they would be shown on Public Television’s The Silent Years series during the 1970s, Among them was The General, from 1926, considered the masterpiece… Continue Reading…

Music

Little Richard (1932-2020)

“Wop-bop-a-loo-bop-a-wop-bam-boom.” With that opening lyric from his 1955 hit “Tutti Frutti,” Little Richard burst onto the rock ‘n’ roll scene like no one else before or since, influencing almost all who came after him, from Buddy Holly and James Brown,… Continue Reading…

Music

Remembering Bucky Pizzarelli, Jazz Guitarist (1926-2020)

Hello music lovers, this is Peter, the audio-video librarian. Sadly, we lost another jazz great last month. Bucky Pizzarelli died of coronavirus on April 1st at 94. He was active as a performer and recording artist until shortly before his… Continue Reading…

Music

Remembering Lee Konitz (1927-2020)

Hello again, this is Peter the audio-video materials librarian. Jazz, in all of its various styles, is one of the many music genres to which I enjoy listening. Lee Konitz, one of the oldest, still active, American jazz musicians who… Continue Reading…

Digital Services, Music

Remembering John Prine (1946-2020)

Hello, this is Peter, the adult audio-video materials librarian at Lindenhurst Memorial Library, with some listening suggestions from the work of a fine musician we recently lost. Among the victims of the Coronavirus is singer-songwriter John Prine, who passed away… Continue Reading…

How to Guides

Music Concert Downloads: Online from the Lindenhurst Memorial Library!

Hello again! This is Peter, the Audio/Video materials Adult Reference Librarian at our library. One of the things I’ve been missing the most during these trying times is the live music concert experience. Fortunately, to fill the absence of live… Continue Reading…

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