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…

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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…

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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

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…

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…

Digital Services, History, Pop Culture, Reading

April is National Poetry Month!

This year is the 25th since the American Academy of Poets marked April as National Poetry Month. Starting in 1996, National Poetry Month has worked to signify that importance of poetry in our culture, and the essential role that poets… Continue Reading…

History, Programs

Retro Gaming at the Library

The Lindenhurst Memorial Library will be a hosting a Retro Gaming Night on Zoom by Long Island Retro Gaming. The event will take place on Wednesday, March 17 from 7:30-8:30pm. Once you register you will be sent a link to your email in order to… Continue Reading…

Digital Services, Film, History

Classic Cinema at Home

Craving an escape into the Golden Age of Hollywood? Hoopla and Kanopy have got you covered! Both resources have a combined 800+ films instantly available for streaming with your library card. Check out some of the titles below! If you… Continue Reading…

History, Reading, Research

We Should Talk About: Octavia Butler

Octavia Butler is a phenomenal writer who has an eerie knack of portraying experiences before they occur and transforming moments from the past into a horrific present. Butler was raised by a single mother and found immense solace in her… Continue Reading…

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