How to Guides, Introductions, Staying Home

Thanks for Being Here!

If you’re reading this, then it means you have found our brand new blog for the Adult Services Department of the Library! My name is Lisa Kropp, and I’m the Director of the Library. While my background in librarianship concentrated… Continue Reading…

Museums, Staying Home, Travel

Virtual Museums

With Museums being shut down due to the COVID outbreak, many are supplying online exhibits, virtual walking tours, and digital interaction with their collections. Below is a list of some of the options out there which will be updated as… Continue Reading…

How to Guides

We All Scream for Ice Cream!

Most of us remember the childhood chant – ice cream, ice cream, we all scream for ice cream! Those familiar words also bring to mind the memorable sound of the bell and songs that the ice cream man projected as… Continue Reading…

Digital Services, eBooks, Reading, Staying Home, Travel

The Brooklyn Nobody Knows

The title of this blog entry, The Brooklyn Nobody Knows, has a double meaning.  It is not only the title of a book by author William Helmreich, but it is also the subject of a documentary called A Hole in… Continue Reading…

Introductions

Backyard Beekeeping

Beekeeping, also known as apiculture, is the practice of maintaining beehives by humans for a variety of reasons — whether it is collecting honey, promoting pollination for plants and crops, or just for the sake of a hobby. A few… Continue Reading…

How to Guides

Crochet: A Hobby and a Form of Relaxation

In both normal and stressful times, crochet is a craft that results in a product — a sweater, afghan, toy, and many other things, and an aid to emotional well-being — a sense of accomplishment and a feeling of relaxation… Continue Reading…

Film

Film Review: Reaching for the Moon

Reaching for the Moon Directed By: Bruno Barreto Released: 2013 Available On: Kanopy (https://lindenhurstlibrary.kanopy.com/video/reaching-moon-0) Review: Elizabeth Bishop is one of the greatest poets to have ever lived. In this beautiful and pensive film, her poems are given light and love… Continue Reading…

How to Guides

Get Walking

Do you spend more time sitting than ever before, trying to keep your distance from others and completing work assignments via computer? Has your exercise routine been turned upside down by the mandatory closing of all gym and sports facilities?… Continue Reading…

Staying Home, Travel

The Manhattan Nobody Knows …

As John Steinbeck has said, “Once you’ve lived in New York and it has become your home, no place else is good enough.” As a lifelong New Yorker, born in the heart of New York City, I’ve always loved exploring… 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…

Film, History

Star Wars: A Brief History

The date of May 4th recently passed with what many might recognize as Star Wars Day. “May the fourth” is a pun on one of the most quoted movie lines “May the Force be with you” made famous by the… Continue Reading…

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