Digital Services, How to Guides, News and Information, Reading, Research

New at the Library: BookBrowse

Need to find your next favorite book? Overwhelmed by choices and need some recommendations? Want to start a book club? Check out BookBrowse! This database is now available through the library and will give you a new way to find… Continue Reading…

Digital Services, Research

Pronunciator Database

Always wanted to learn a new language? Trying to become more familiar with certain phrases? Want to brush up on a language you learned long ago? Try using the Pronunciator Database! This database it available to you with a library… 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…

News and Information, Research

Hurricane Season on Long Island

This year’s hurricane season began on June 1st and continues through November 30th. According to AccuWeather, the 2020 season is expected to have a higher than normal number of tropical storms, from 14 to 18, resulting in an increase in… Continue Reading…

History, Reading, Research

U.S. Women’s Suffrage Centennial, 1920-2020: 100 Years of Votes for Women

Hello, this is Peter, one of the adult reference librarians. The first film I remember seeing in a movie theater was Mary Poppins and I still remember being especially taken by the character of Mrs. Banks, played by Glynis Johns,… Continue Reading…

Digital Services, Research, Travel

CultureGrams Database

Miss traveling and want to learn more about the world? Check out one of our databases, CultureGrams! I am going to use this resource to highlight a country I am interested in, Austria For a tutorial check out website for… Continue Reading…

History, Research

V-J Day: August 15, 1945. Victory over Japan and the 75th Anniversary of the End of World War II.

Hello, this is Peter, one of the adult reference librarians. My family spent July of 1972 in the state of Washington visiting my older brother, stationed at McChord Air Force Base in Tacoma. At one point, we traveled to Seattle… Continue Reading…

History, Reading, Research

We Should Talk About: Patricia Highsmith

Hello! I wanted to start highlighting different authors who are complicated, but have impacted the literary canon in a meaningful way. The first author I wanted to discuss is Patricia Highsmith. Patricia Highsmith was a very difficult woman, with a… 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…

News and Information, Research, Staying Home

Preventing the Spread of COVID-19

We all are aware of the necessity of stopping the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The CDC reports that “COVID-19 spreads mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, talks, or raises their voice (e.g.,… Continue Reading…

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