09/10/17 11:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Historic photo of Lisa See's family.

COURTESY PHOTO | Historic photo of Lisa See’s family.

Lisa See, whose latest novel is “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane,” and Peter Lighte, Island resident, author, expert sinologist, and founding member of the international NGO OneSky, will come to the Shelter Island Library on Thursday, September 14 at 6 p.m. to present “Twenty Years in a Changing China.” They will speak about their work and their respective experiences in and with China and its culture. (more…)

06/23/17 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | ‘Portrait of Wally,’ a 1912 painting by Austrian artist Egon Schiele, was among the art stolen by the Nazis during World War II. In July 2010, the Leopold Museum in Austria, which had obtained the painting in 1954, agreed to pay $19 million to the heirs of the work’s rightful owner after The New York Times published a story on the painting’s ownership history in the late 1990s while it was on loan to The Museum of Modern Art in New York.

COURTESY PHOTO | ‘Portrait of Wally,’ a 1912 painting by Austrian artist Egon Schiele, was among the art stolen by the Nazis during World War II. In July 2010, the Leopold Museum in Austria, which had obtained the painting in 1954, agreed to pay $19 million to the heirs of the work’s rightful owner after The New York Times published a story on the painting’s ownership history in the late 1990s while it was on loan to The Museum of Modern Art in New York.

World War II ended over 70 years ago, yet attorney Raymond Dowd still fights for the return of stolen art on behalf of the families of Holocaust victims.

On Friday, June 30 at 7 p.m., Mr. Dowd, a partner in the law firm of Dunnington, Bartholow, and Miller in New York City, will appear at Friday Night Dialogues at the library to talk about how looted art bankrolled the Nazi war machine and share information on the legal efforts to return art to the rightful owners in spite of opposition from some of the world’s most prominent museums and art collectors. He will offer insight into the unique world of stolen art and his tenacity in returning these pieces — often after decades. (more…)

03/08/17 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Shelter Island Library.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Shelter Island Library.

The Peconic Estuary Program, a partnership of local, state, and federal governments, citizens and environmental groups, businesses, and academic institutions, brings attention to the Peconic Estuary and its complicated and unique ecosystem and offers techniques to protect it. On Friday, March 17 at 7 p.m., Jenna Schwerzmann of the Peconic Estuary Program presents a lecture on the Homeowners’ Rewards Program as part of Friday Night Dialogues at Shelter Island Library.  (more…)

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12/07/16 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

Wine consultant Dorothy-Dean Thomas will be dispensing advice on how to find the best wines for your holiday celebration at the next installment of Friday Night Dialogues at the Shelter Island Public Library on December 16 at 7 p.m. (more…)

09/16/16 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Joyce Raimondo

COURTESY PHOTO | Joyce Raimondo

Join your friends and neighbors at the Shelter Island Library and explore how impressionist artists —— Renoir, Monet, Cassatt, and others — captured the beauty of the moment in paintings. Joyce Raimondo comes to the library to share some techniques to “Capture the Beauty” with impressionist painting. Participants will paint an outdoor scene using dabs of colorful paint. (more…)