02/11/18 3:00pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | An image of Shelter Island in steel takes shape in Hap Bowditch’s studio.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | An image of Shelter Island in steel takes shape in Hap Bowditch’s studio.

When Harry “Hap” Dawson Bowditch agreed to speak at the Shelter Island Library’s Friday Night Dialogues, he didn’t know where to begin. As a lifelong Islander and a descendant of one of the original Shelter Island families, he is an authority on the history of Shelter Island. He’s also an expert on the Island’s development because of his career working for his contractor father and for the Highway Department.

(more…)

11/05/17 3:00pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Jennifer Maxson

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Jennifer Maxson

If you are thinking about becoming a writer, you might want to wait until you’ve heard “Writing Wrongs,” Jenifer Maxson’s one-woman performance at the Shelter Island Library’s Friday Night Dialogues on November 10. She will discuss in a “tongue in cheek” manner, her basic rules for how not to become a writer.  (more…)

Featured Story
05/31/17 4:30pm
BARRY GORDIN PHOTO | ‘The Man in the Ceiling’ creative team during rehearsals in New York City. From left, composer Andrew Lippa, book writer Jules Feiffer, and director Jeffrey Seller.

BARRY GORDIN PHOTO | ‘The Man in the Ceiling’ creative team during rehearsals in New York City. From left, composer Andrew Lippa, book writer Jules Feiffer, and director Jeffrey Seller.

Guests of the Shelter Island Library Book and Author Luncheon have a huge treat in store. New Island resident Jules Feiffer — world renowned cartoonist, author, playwright and all-around wit — has agreed to speak at the annual event which will be held on June 10 at The Pridwin Hotel.

He and his wife, Joan Holden, also a writer, moved into their house adjacent to Klenawicus Airfield in January and they are pleased with Island life. “It’s a different world, quieter, low key, not revved up. Life here seems old fashioned and civilized.” (more…)

09/21/16 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | T.J. Hatter, Long Island Director of Intergovernmental Affairs.

COURTESY PHOTO | T.J. Hatter, Long Island Director of Intergovernmental Affairs.

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is, according to experts on avoiding financial fraud. The Shelter Island Library will present a talk Friday by T.J. Hatter, Long Island Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, as part of the New York Attorney General’s Office initiative to help seniors recognize dishonest financial schemes. (more…)

07/23/16 3:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Author Helen Simonson will be at the Library’s Tea and Talk on July 30.

COURTESY PHOTO | Author Helen Simonson will be at the Library’s Tea and Talk on July 30.

For those of us who are big fans of Helen Simonson’s best-selling novel, “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand,” it is great news that she has just published another work of fiction and has agreed to visit the Shelter Island Library to discuss the book, “The Summer Before the War,” at a Tea and Talk event on July 30 at 4 p.m. in the Library’s community room. (more…)