History, Pop Culture, Reading

National Hobbit Day: Celebrating the Life and Works of J.R.R. Tolkien

September 22 has been proclaimed and celebrated by Tolkien fans as National Hobbit Day since 1978. The date marks the mutual birthdays of hobbits Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, the protagonists of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings respectively.… Continue Reading…

Programs, Research

Fact or Fiction?: How to Identify Fake News Library Program

You see a news story online. You came across it through a simple search on a topic, or someone shared it with you on social media. How sure are you that what you are reading is true? We hear the… Continue Reading…

Get Crafty, Staying Home

Summer Craft Idea: Mermaid Tail Keychain

Here is an easy craft for beginners to do on their own, requiring few materials, and it doesn’t take long! This mermaid tail keychain is perfect for a summer theme. MaterialsYarn (mix and match colors of your choice)KeychainOptional: beads, seashell… Continue Reading…

History, Research

Long Island Viticulture

If you enjoy wine then you probably have taken a trip out to the East End of Long Island for the wineries. Surprisingly, these wineries are a fairly recent development to the region. Commercial viticulture stretches far back into antiquity,… Continue Reading…

History, Museums, Research

Theodore Roosevelt: The President from Long Island

One of the most famous presidents in the history of our country, Theodore Roosevelt stands as a giant and not just as a face on Mt. Rushmore. The 26th president of the United States held the reins of power during… Continue Reading…

Digital Services, News and Information, Research

Brainfuse Adult Learning Center

Whether you’re going back to school, changing jobs, or just looking to build up your skill set then this could be the answer! Brainfuse is an online learning resource that our library offers to its patrons for those in need… Continue Reading…

History, Research

The Story of Jones Beach

Living on Long Island it’s likely you’ve been to Jones Beach at least once. Jones Beach State Park in its present use has a long history stretching back almost a century. One could find its origins in 17th century colonial… Continue Reading…

History, Research

You’re a Grand Old Flag…

The Stars and Stripes, the Star-Spangled Banner, and Old Glory are just a few nicknames that we as Americans have for our national flag. We see it hoisted above government buildings, in front of houses, on the back of cars,… Continue Reading…

Digital Services, Film, Research

The Great Courses

Have you ever wanted to take a university-level course in a subject of your choosing at your own pace? Whether you need to brush up on a specific topic or are looking to broaden your knowledge in your spare time,… Continue Reading…

News and Information

The Start of Summer

We all know that Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of the summer season for most people. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, we get a little over three months of warm weather and the opportunity for leisure. This… Continue Reading…

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