02/19/18 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | More than 30 people gathered at the library last Friday for a fast-paced Battle of the Brains, led by host Bob DeStefano.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO   The 2017 Battle of the Brains, led by host Bob DeStefano.

Long before the internet, cell phones, Google and Alexa, we used our brains to discover things, engage with others, develop community and actually talk to people! Feel like practicing what at times seems like a lost art? Trivia night at the Shelter Island Public Library on February 23 with emcee and question master Bob DeStefano will facilitate your participation in a real Friday Night Dialogue.   (more…)

10/29/17 3:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Helene Stapinski

COURTESY PHOTO | Author Helene Stapinski

Is there a murderer in your past?  Have you ever wondered what you would find if you dug deep enough into your family history?  We’re not talking an internet genealogy search here, but more like a detective’s investigation, with travels to the alleged scene of the crime, archive searches and interviews. (more…)

08/31/17 4:30pm


When the iconic Sag Harbor Cinema burned down on December 16, 2016, the gaping hole left on Main Street epitomized the collective wound felt by the village, as they mourned the loss of a significant piece of local history.

Shelter Island Public Library is pleased to welcome award-winning local author Annette Hinkle to the September 1 Friday Night Dialogues at 7 p.m. She will talk about the fire and the chain of events that would lead to her writing “Sag Harbor: 100 Years of Film in the Village” barely four months after the fire. (more…)