In-person registration begins on Wednesday, December 1st at 10 AM unless otherwise noted. On the 2nd of the month, we will accept telephone
or online registration at http://nspl.suffolk.lib.ny.us. To register online, have your NSPL Library card handy and go to the Library’s website.
registration at http://nspl.suffolk.lib.ny.us. To register online, have your NSPL Library card handy and go to the Library’s website.
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December 2010 Art Exhibit
by Carol J. Miller
A fine arts photographer, Ms. Miller
works with digital photography to
enhance her work into new abstract
visions of vibrant colors and
movement. A resident of Rocky
Point, Ms. Miller is mostly selftaught.
Although she always was drawn to photography
she was able to pursue her passion with more energy after
retirement. Her work was shown in several group exhibits
on Long Island including the East End Arts Council, the
Brookhaven Arts & Humanities Council where she won 2nd
Place in Digital & Mixed Photography in 2008 and the
Phoenix Gallery in Bellport.
In the Glass Case:
by Anna Jurinich
Award winning artist
Anna Jurinich will display
original drawings of her
latest book illustrations
for the childrens’ book
“Gingerbread Cookies for All Season” by Frederick Terry.
Ms. Jurinich has illustrated several books, including the
Italian cookbook Mamma-si Mangia? and Where Do The
Balloons Go? Her painting “The Button Collector” was
part of the first Long Island Biennial at the Heckscher
Museum this fall.
The Friends of the Library have scheduled a reception for
both artists on Sunday, December 12, 2:30 – 4:00 PM.
Everyone is invited to meet with the artists
Music from the Andes of
South America (Peruvian Flutes)
Sunday, December 5 at 2:00 PM
Walter Purizaca and his band’s music
will bring the rich cultural heritage of
the people of Peru and the Andean
Mountain range here to NSPL.
Dressing in colorful native costumes
and playing unique Andean instruments
makes this an authentic and
delightful performance. Come and be transported to the
Andes by this beautiful music and the people who play it.
This concert is for the whole family.
Anne Taffel: Piano
Friday, December 3 at
Pianist Anne Taffel will
present a concert celebrating
the artistry of
Franz Liszt (whose
200th year anniversary
approaches) and Earl
Wild (1915-2010). It will
feature virtuosic transcriptions of well-loved works
of Handel, Schubert, Donizetti and Gershwin.
Miss Taffel will be leaving later in the month for a
solo tour of Peru sponsored by the US Embassy.
Home for the Holidays
Sunday, December 19 at 2:00 PM
Give yourself a gift this holiday season. Take a
break from the hustle and bustle and join the
talented duo of Annette Moreau and Don Meritt
for an afternoon of your favorite holiday music.
No matter how cold it is outside, some great
musical selections will
make you feel warm
and cozy and… home
for the holidays.
Knight and Day
Wednesday, December 1 at
2:00 and 6:30 PM
When a small-town girl
named June meets a mysterious
stranger, she thinks
she’s found the man of her
dreams. But she soon discovers he’s a fugitive
super-spy, who thrusts her into a
thrilling cat-and-mouse chase that spans the
globe. As the bullets and sparks fly, June
must decide if her ‘Knight’ in shining armor
is a dangerous traitor or the love of her life.
Starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz.
Rated PG-13. 109 minutes.
A Christmas Carol
December 15 at
2:00 and 6:30 PM
begins the Christmas
holiday with his usual
barking at his faithful
clerk and his cheery nephew. But when
the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present,
and Yet to Come take him on an eyeopening
journey revealing truths Old
Scrooge is reluctant to face, he must
open his heart to undo years of ill will
before it's too late. Starring Jim Carrey.
Rated PG. 96 minutes.
NSPL cardholders must register in-person
for the following programs beginning on
December 1. On December 5, non-residents
may register in-person if space permits.
Evergreen Holiday Centerpiece
Wednesday, December 8,
6:30 – 8:30 PM
Join us in making your own seasonal
holiday centerpiece for your table. We
will be using fresh evergreens and holly,
along with many other ingredients. You
will learn the basic techniques in flower/
greenery arranging while having some
fun! Participants should bring sharp
clippers, a pair of scissors and gloves
(optional) to the class. Non-refundable
fee of $18 due at time of registration.
Decorative Holiday Candle Holder
Saturday, December 11, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Using a one-stroke painting technique,
instructor Claudine Jalajas will teach
you to create a lovely glass hurricane
lamp that will warm your home this holiday
season. Non-refundable materials
fee of $6 is due at time of registration.
Monday, December 13, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
What better hostess gift to give this
holiday season than a plate of beautiful
and mouth watering international
desserts? Chef Charlie will teach you all
you need to know to broaden your
dessert repertoire. Non-refundable fee
of $3 due at time of registration.
New York, New York:
The World in a City, Part II
Saturday, December 4 at 2:00 PM
How about traveling the world without the
expense and aggravation that distance travel
entails? You can, less than 60 miles away.
New York’s five boroughs are a “melting
pot” of many nationalities; name a nationality
and there’s a neighborhood to explore in
NYC! This workshop will introduce you to
the amazing variety of ethnic
neighborhoods right at your
back door, with a particular
emphasis on best food destinations.
Pat Sommerstad leads
your “travels” with a lively presentation
of new destinations
that includes restaurants and
menus, accommodations, food
related activities and cultural
excursions, abundant handouts
and even prizes! You’ll leave
with four itineraries to help you
explore new neighborhoods.
Call or go online to register.
AARP Defensive Driving
Tuesday and Thursday, December 14 & 16
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
A fee of $12 for AARP members or $14 for
non-members (payable by check only made
out to AARP– no cash will be accepted) will
be collected by the instructor at the first
session. NSPL cardholders may register in
person beginning on December 1. On
December 2 telephone and online registration
begins. Please have your library card
barcode available when you call.
of this year is
Mozart's "Cosi fan Tutte" on Thursday,
December 2nd. Bus leaves NSPL parking lot
at 4:30 PM. Anyone interested in joining the
opera group for this performance may be
able to buy tickets directly from the
Metropolitan Opera House. Please check in
with the library to reserve a seat on the bus.
Buses to New York City
Saturday, December 4 and Sunday,
Bus will leave NSPL parking
lot at 9:30 AM. Bus will leave from 42nd
Street in NYC at 6:00 PM. There will be only
one stop at 42nd Street between 5th and
6th Ave for both December buses. Cost:
$20 per seat. Limit 4 tickets per library card.
Friends of the Library News
Wednesday, December 1st at 10:30 AM
The last meeting of the Friends for this
year. Many thanks to all the Friends who
helped make the used book sale in
November such a success The library
Director and staff appreciate all the help
and support the Friends have given
throughout the year. Everyone is looking
forward to a new and exciting year
2011. The next meeting is scheduled for
Wednesday, January 5th at 10:30 AM.
LIBRARY BOARD MEETING
Tuesday, December 28 at 5:00 PM
All About eBay
Tuesday, December 7,
6:30 – 8:30 PM
In this lecture and demonstration
class, you will learn how to buy
and sell items using eBay, the
world’s most popular online
auction website. Some of the
many topics covered are creating
an account, checking reliability of
sellers and buyers, online safety,
and much more. Call or go online
to register. Prerequisites: None.
Open to all.
Introduction to Picasa
Friday, December 10,
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Become an instant graphic artist
with Google’s free image
editing program, Picasa. Learn
how to alter images including
sizing, shaping and coloring. Re-touch, filter
and add effects to create works of art or just make
your digital photos look the way you want them to.
NSPL cardholders only until December 5, when
non-residents may register if space permits.
Prerequisites: For intermediate and advanced
Art Forum Meeting
The meeting this month is scheduled for
Wednesday, November 17 at 7:00 PM.
Metropolitan Opera and NY Philharmonic News
The New Metropolitan Opera
This is the time to join the opera group for
the new season. The operas for the 2010-
11 Season include Don Pasquale, Cosi Fan
Tutte, Boris Godunov, Rigoletto and Le
Comte Ory. The group leaves from the
library parking lot in a coach bus and
returns right after the performance
Thinking of giving an audio player or e-book reader
to someone for the holidays? Please look on the left
side of our homepage under “SuffolkWave” to find
compatible devices and frequently asked questions
about the library’s downloadable collection.
BOOK DISPLAY: HOLIDAY FUN
Please see our display of holiday books for this festive season –
traditions, decorating, cooking, fiction, and more!
WORLD LITERATURE SERIES
The Brothers Karamazov (Part 2) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Thursday, December 9 at 2:00 PM
This month’s World Literature Discussion will be
the continuation of The Brothers Karamazov,
Dostoyevsky’s last and “grandest” novel of
mid-nineteenth century Russia. Please join us
as Adjunct Professor Bill Schiavo leads a lively
discussion on the second part of this intense
and tragic masterpiece. All are welcome;
copies are available at the front desk.
EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION
Harry and Catherine by Frederick Busch
Thursday, January 27 at 7:30 PM
Our popular evening book discussions will continue on Thursday
evenings in January with the novel Harry and Catherine, by award
winning author Frederick Busch. Professor Dan Giancola of Suffolk
Community College will moderate. All are welcome; copies will be
available on January 3.
NON-FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION
The Naked Ape: A Zoologist’s Study of the
Human Animal by Desmond Morris
Monday, January 31 at 2:00 PM
Our non-fiction book series will take a hiatus for
December and will continue in January with this
1967 classic book which established the field of
evolutionary anthropology. Please join us as
Adjunct Professor Bill Schiavo moderates. Everyone is welcome.
Copies of the book will be available on January 3.
RESEARCH YOUR FAMILY HISTORY:
Thursday, December 2: Genealogical Basics
Thursday, December 9: Conducting Genealogical Research Online
Both sessions begin at 7:00 PM
Genealogy Librarian Toni Raptis will present a
two-part workshop on how to research your
family’s history. The first night will be Genealogy
Basics, a getting started class on the many resources available to
assist you. The second night will be a hands-on look at the many
databases and websites that can enhance your searches. You may
come to either or both very informative programs. Please call
929-4488 to register. Everyone is welcome.
SCORE BUSINESS COUNSELING
Wednesday evening, December 15, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
A volunteer from SCORE (Counselors to America’s Small
Businesses) will be here to provide individual counseling to
those who are starting up a new business or need help with an
existing business. Please call the Reference Desk at 929-4488
Ext. 225 to sign up for a one-hour appointment.
Reminder: You need to bring your
large library card (not the smaller key
chain model) in order to print from our
library’s computers. Only this larger
card has the necessary magnetic strip
required by the printer.
Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center
A comprehensive career database with descriptions of more
than 2000 jobs, it also has resources to help you select, plan
and advance your career.
A database of over 55,000 colleges and universities,
CollegeSource lets you access college catalogs, homepages,
and search by several criteria.
The library subscribes to both of these wonderful databases
and you may access them from your computers at home, as
well as in our library.