07/28/17 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Cover of the book ‘The Resurrection of an Armenian Girl’

COURTESY PHOTO | Cover of the book ‘The Resurrection of an Armenian Girl’

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of un-important people … Go ahead, destroy Armenia. See if you can do it … For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.”  

—Excerpted from a quote by William Saroyan. (more…)

03/19/17 11:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Tom Clavin

COURTESY PHOTO | Author Tom Clavin tells how gunfighters tamed the West. At the library, March 31.

Dodge City, Kansas in the 1870’s was known as the most violent and turbulent town in the American West. On Friday, March 31 at 7 p.m., New York Times bestselling author Tom Clavin will appear at the Shelter Island Library to discuss and sign copies of his newest book “Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West.” (more…)

01/26/17 4:30pm
012617_Bees_Sarah Shepherd

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Sarah Shepherd, shown above with her bees at a 2014 farmer’s market, is the next presenter at library’s Friday Night Dialogues series.

 Shelter Island’s own Sarah Shepherd is a beekeeper, herbalist, chicken farmer and gardener — “It’s my calling, it’s my work here in this world,” she says as she lectures and teaches, spreading the message to the community that honeybees are being challenged globally at an alarming rate due to pesticides, parasites, disease and habitat loss. (more…)

10/14/16 9:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Filmmaker Kamala Lopez on location during filming of "Equal Means Equal."

COURTESY PHOTO | Filmmaker Kamala Lopez on location during filming of “Equal Means Equal.”

In her acceptance speech for best supporting actress at the 2015 Academy Awards for her role in “Boyhood,” Patricia Arquette put forth this fiery statement —  “To every woman who gave birth. To every taxpayer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else’s equal rights. It’s time to have wage equality once and for all, and equal  rights for women in the United States of America.” (more…)