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The Later years of the Old Train Depot

A postcard from a few years later shows the hand operated crossing gates on Wellwood Avenue facing East. Next time: The Old Depot Station House goes on the move to a new home. Our ongoing online series “Zooming Through Lindy… Continue Reading…

History

The First Train Depots in Lindenhurst (1867-1901)

After being replaced by a new school building in 1876, the old depot continued on in several uses including as a private residence where, considerably altered, it still stands to this day. Next time: A new depot for a new… Continue Reading…

Film, History

Veterans’ Day

My parents met in the mid-1940’s while working for W.T. Grant at the chain store’s Manhattan headquarters. My Dad was an early airline commuter flying around the country designing and overseeing the construction of new stores while my Mom worked… Continue Reading…

Digital Services, Film, Music

The Horror! The Horror!

Greetings horror film fans! This is Peter, one of the adult Reference Librarians. Well, it’s that time of year, again: the spooky season of Halloween! To me, that has always meant good, scary, classic horror films with monsters and ghosts… Continue Reading…

Film

Remembering Chadwick Boseman, 1976-2020

Hello, this is Peter, the Adult Services/Media librarian. I remember being so impressed with the young actor Chadwick Boseman when he played Jackie Robinson in the biographical film 42 a few years ago. I was taken with not only his… Continue Reading…

eBooks, Pop Culture

Remembering Tom Seaver

Hello, I’m Peter, one of the adult reference librarians and a longtime Mets fan. The late Tom Seaver was an idol to me, my younger brother, and our neighborhood buddies. I knew his name even before I saw my first… Continue Reading…

History, Reading, Research

U.S. Women’s Suffrage Centennial, 1920-2020: 100 Years of Votes for Women

Hello, this is Peter, one of the adult reference librarians. The first film I remember seeing in a movie theater was Mary Poppins and I still remember being especially taken by the character of Mrs. Banks, played by Glynis Johns,… Continue Reading…

History, Research

V-J Day: August 15, 1945. Victory over Japan and the 75th Anniversary of the End of World War II.

Hello, this is Peter, one of the adult reference librarians. My family spent July of 1972 in the state of Washington visiting my older brother, stationed at McChord Air Force Base in Tacoma. At one point, we traveled to Seattle… Continue Reading…

Pop Culture, Reading

Pete Hamill, A New York Author (1935-2020)

Hello, this is Peter, one of the adult reference librarians. The first of the great New York authors, a writer who specialized in chronicling the stories, legends, politics, growth, and history of New York City as well as the nature… Continue Reading…

Film, Pop Culture

Remembering Olivia De Havilland (1916-2020)

Greetings, cinephiles! This is Peter, one of the adult reference librarians. When I was in elementary school, the annual 5th Grade field trip was always to Radio City Music Hall to see a first run “family” film and the spring… Continue Reading…

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