History, News and Information

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month recognizes the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. You can learn more and explore some wonderful resources with this… Continue Reading…

Film, History, Pop Culture, Reading

Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month – commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. Looking for more ways to celebrate Women’s History Month? Check out this website. The American Women of Science symposium… Continue Reading…

History, Local History

When Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig came to Lindenhurst to dine and fish at Barnacle Bill’s.

Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig were no strangers to Lindenhurst. Here they are shown signing autograph’s on May 5, 1932 after dining with teammates at the famous Barnacle Bill’s restaurant on Montauk Highway, which opened a year earlier, surrounded by… Continue Reading…

Film, History, Pop Culture

Documentary Review: Lorraine Hansberry

Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart Directed By: Tracy Heather Strain Released: 2017 Rated: PG Available On: Kanopy (https://lindenhurstlibrary.kanopy.com/video/lorraine-hansberry-sighted-eyesfeeling-heart) Review: This documentary has everything a phenomenal documentary needs. From powerful insights, brilliant interviews, and a clear fascination with the subject at… Continue Reading…

Digital Services, History, News and Information

Black History Month

The month of February is dedicated to honoring the generations of African Americans who contributed to the history and culture of the United States. All month long, we will be sharing book recommendations, resources, and programs that celebrate Black voices.… Continue Reading…

History, News and Information

November is 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…

History, Pop Culture, Research

We Should Talk About: Nella Larsen

*Feature Image found on Lapham’s Quarterly Nella Larsen is a force beyond measure. With her novels and short stories, written with clear, complex and powerful prose, Larsen forced readers to reevaluate their understanding and relationship to race, gender and class.… Continue Reading…

History, Local History

The Old Train Depot on the Move!

Over the years, the old Lindenhurst depot station house, seen above in Winter of 1968, became run-down and neglected. When it was decided to raise the tracks, the depot was doomed and slated for demolition, along with the other station… Continue Reading…

History, Local History

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, Local History

A New Depot for a New Century

The new bay window on the front of the station house. Next time: “The Later Years”. Also, don’t forget to register for our monthly Zoom presentation “Zooming Through Lindy History” on the Library Website https://lindenhurst.librarycalendar.com/. The next installment is “Houses… Continue Reading…

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