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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

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY 
NPR • The New York Times Book Review • San Francisco Chronicle • The Guardian • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Chicago Public Library • BookPage • Refinery29 • Kirkus Reviews 

Synopsis:

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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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Friday Films Presents: "Lion", starring Nicole Kidman

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Join us for Friday, June 23rd at 2pm 
as we present, "Lion" 
starring Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel and Rooney Mara

"Lion" tells the story of a five-year-old Indian boy as he gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of miles from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

Nominated for 6 Oscars.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Read and win prizes? You betcha!

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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. 
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