02/16/17 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Bob DeStefano will be the master of ceremonies for a return engagement of 'Triva Night' at the library.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Bob DeStefano will be the master of ceremonies for a return engagement of ‘Triva Night’ at the library.

Think you’re smart? Now’s your chance to prove it!

The mid-winter, blues-busting “Trivia Night: Battle of the Brains” returns to the library’s Friday Night Dialogues on February 24 — 7 p.m. in the library’s Community Room — a perfect antidote to the daunting days of winter when the days are short and sunlight is sparse. (more…)

10/06/16 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Andrew Scott Cooper

COURTESY PHOTO | Andrew Scott Cooper

“The Fall of Heaven: The Pahlavis and the Final Days of Imperial Iran” is the newest book by noted historian and U.S./Iran relations expert, Andrew Scott Cooper. It is the story of Mohammed Reza Pahlavi and Empress Farah, the late Shah’s widow, who currently lives in the U.S. and was a major source for this book. Back in February, 2014, which marked the 35th anniversary of the fall of the Iranian monarchy and the triumph of the revolution that brought Ayatollah Khomeini to power, Mr. Cooper discussed his “under construction” manuscript at the Shelter Island Library’s Friday Night Dialogues.  (more…)

05/19/16 2:00pm
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COURTESY PHOTO | Stephen Barney, Jr.’s new book ‘The Barneys of Flushing Meadows, American History.’

Shelter Island’s deep and rich history has become increasingly familiar to us through the ever-expanding efforts of the Historical Society, Sylvester Manor, Island historians and indeed many Islanders and visitors whose families trace their roots to its earliest years. (more…)

04/17/16 3:00pm
MATT LANDRY PHOTO Tery Glackin, the captain of aboard Prospector, helped lead a 15-person crew across the Atlantic last month in the Transatlantic race.

MATT LANDRY PHOTO  |  Tery Glackin, the captain of aboard Prospector, helped lead a 15-person crew in the 2015 Transatlantic Race.

The renowned Victorian poet Alfred Lord Tennyson famously said, “In the Spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.”

Had he lived on Shelter Island, his lordship would more likely have penned romantic daydreams of the advent of sails puffed by summer winds, gliding on sky-blue waters… of sun-filled days, sunsets and star-lit nights. (more…)