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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Wanna see a concert?

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Qello Concerts is the only place to watch over 1700 of the most amazing live moments in music. It's the world's largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries streamed on-demand to just about any digital device. It's like a never-ending concert ticket.

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Don't miss this trip to the Culinary Institute of America!

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You asked for it, so here it is:
The bus leaves promptly at 8:30am!

We will begin our day with a banquet lunch at Caterina De' Medici at the Culinary Institute.

You'll enjoy a scrumptious 3 course lunch:
First Course: tomato salad with mozzarella, cucumber, red onion, olives and basil 
Second Course: a tasting of three pastas: lasagna, penne and risotto with summer vegetables.                                        
Third Course: warm chocolate lava cake with vanilla gelato. Served with Coffee/Tea/Iced Tea.
After lunch, an Institute rep will lead us on a tour of the facility!
The cost of this trip is $80.00.
(If you have any special dietary needs, we must be informed at sign up).
Registration begins July 25 for Merrick residents and 1 guest. 
Non residents August 15. Registration for this trip will end on August 22.
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Monday, July 24, 2017

Are you watching "Preacher" on AMC?

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We're about 4 episodes in to the second season, 
and BOY is it good. 
We have Season One on DVD in case you'd like to catch up. 
Did you know this series is based on the graphic novels? 
Get those right here. 

Here's a peek at what Book One looks like: 
The show is great and the cast is terrific. Check out the DVD right here. 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Winter is coming...

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But you only have to wait until Sunday night,
July 16th at 9pm. Whew! 
We've been waiting a LONG time for this.

Need to catch up?

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Read and win's not too late to sign up!

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Relax and read as we kick off our 
Summer Reading Club for Adults!
North Merrick, Merrick and North Bellmore libraries 
are all participating. 

The more you read, the greater your chance of winning great prizes at the end of year party hosted by the North Merrick Library, 7pm on Thursday, August 10th.

At the party you'll meet Mark Torres
Long Island resident and author of the thriller,
A Stirring in the North Fork.

Don't miss out on the fun and prizes! See you there. 

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The Wednesday Afternoon Book Discussion Meets Today at 2:30pm!

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Join us today at 2:30pm as we discuss,
"A Stirring in the North Fork" by Mark Torres!
See you then. 
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Friday, June 30, 2017

Hours for the Fourth of July!

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Saturday, July 1st: 9am-1pm
Sunday, July 2nd: Closed
Monday, July 3rd: Closed for Maintenance
Tuesday, July 4th: Closed for Independence Day
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Sarah Jessica Parker announces her first Book Club Central pick!

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This past Saturday, June 24th, at the American Libraries Association Conference 
Sarah Jessica Parker, Honorary Chair of ALA's Book Club Central, revealed her first book club selection: No One Is Coming to Save Us by Stephanie Powell Watts

Parker says, “No One Is Coming to Save Us marks the arrival of a wonderfully gifted new American writer. JJ, Ava, and Sylvia are easy characters to fall in love with, and Stephanie Powell Watts brings them to life with warmth and generosity. I can't wait to share their story, their search for fulfillment and attempts to better understand their past and shape their future, with readers everywhere and I'm jealous of all who will open to page 1 for the first time.”

Monday, June 26, 2017

Oprah's newest pick is in: Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue...

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 Imbolo Mbue

Click here to place your hold! 

From the publisher:
A compulsively readable debut novel about marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream—the unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economy.

Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award • A New York Times Notable Book • Longlisted for the PEN/Open Book Award • An ALA Notable Book

NPR • The New York Times Book Review • San Francisco Chronicle • The Guardian • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Chicago Public Library • BookPage • Refinery29 • Kirkus Reviews 


Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, has come to the United States to provide a better life for himself, his wife, Neni, and their six-year-old son. In the fall of 2007, Jende can hardly believe his luck when he lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers. Clark demands punctuality, discretion, and loyalty—and Jende is eager to please. Clark’s wife, Cindy, even offers Neni temporary work at the Edwardses’ summer home in the Hamptons. With these opportunities, Jende and Neni can at last gain a foothold in America and imagine a brighter future.

However, the world of great power and privilege conceals troubling secrets, and soon Jende and Neni notice cracks in their employers’ fa├žades.

When the financial world is rocked by the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the Jongas are desperate to keep Jende’s job—even as their marriage threatens to fall apart. As all four lives are dramatically upended, Jende and Neni are forced to make an impossible choice.

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