eBooks, Film, History, Reading, Research

We Should Talk About: Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson is considered one of the greatest American poets. Born in Amherst in 1830, Emily was educated at the Amherst Academy and found fascination with a variety of subject such as science and botanical studies. As a writer she… Continue Reading…

History, News and Information

National Native American Heritage Month

November is National Native American Heritage Month and there are plenty of ways to learn, celebrate and honor the lives and culture of Native Americans from the past, present and future. To learn more about the history of this month… 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, History, Pop Culture

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! Looking for great movies, books and more to celebrate Spooky Season? The library has tons of options to find the scary, sweet, classic and contemporary! Check out some of our resources below to get started. History Curious about… Continue Reading…

Digital Services, eBooks, History, Reading

We Should Talk About: Elizabeth Bishop

Hello! I wanted to highlight one of my favorite poets, Elizabeth Bishop. Her poetry has been regarded as some of the strongest in the English language, and she is known for her command over words. Bishop won the Pulitzer Prize… Continue Reading…

History, News and Information

Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Today is Columbus Day, a federal holiday that was created in 1937. To learn more about Columbus Day and its history, read this article from the Library of Congress. For books on Columbus and more, check out these titles! To… Continue Reading…

Digital Services, History, How to Guides

The World Book Database

Missing encyclopedias? Need some research in your life? Want a way to learn random things and find some fun facts? Check out the World Book Encyclopedia and discover a whole world of information! This database can be accessed through our… Continue Reading…

Digital Services, Film, History

Documentary Review: RBG

RBG Directed By: Julie Cohen and Betsy West Released: 2018 Available On: Kanopy (https://lindenhurstlibrary.kanopy.com/video/rbg-1) Review: This documentary is inspiring and full of constant passion, power and joy. The film chooses to focus on multiple facets of Justice Ginsburg’s life including… Continue Reading…

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…

eBooks, History

We Should Talk About: Shirley Jackson

Hello! The next author I wanted to talk about is Shirley Jackson, an acclaimed novelist who created mystery and thrill around her real life as well as her fictional worlds. Shirley Jackson was another difficult woman, who lived in a… Continue Reading…

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