09/10/18 10:00am
Miss. Gabor will discuss her latest book at Friday Night Dialogues on September 14.

Ms. Gabor will discuss her latest book at Friday Night Dialogues on September 14.

The Shelter Island Public Library is pleased to host business journalist and author Andrea Gabor as part of the Friday Night Dialogues Series. Ms. Gabor will present and illuminate her widely praised new book, “After the Education Wars: How Smart Schools Upend the Business of Reform” on Friday, September 14 at 7 p.m. (more…)

09/06/18 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Shelter Island Library

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Shelter Island Library

On January 16, 2009 a lecture series funded by donations in memory of Betsy Jacobson began, quietly and without much fanfare — just as Ms. Jacobson, who passed away in 2007, would have wanted it.

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08/13/18 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Composer Julian Grant will speak at the next Friday Night Dialogues at the library.

COURTESY PHOTO
Composer Julian Grant will speak at the next Friday Night Dialogues at the library.

Between January and October in 1828 two men from Edinburgh, William Burke and William Hare, taking advantage of a shortage of cadavers to be supplied for medical school dissection, systematically murdered 16 people, receiving a premium sum for each of their victims. In 1871 poet Edward Lear, as part of his compilation “Nonsense Songs, Stories, Botany and Alphabets,” wrote the “The Owl and the Pussycat,” which became a popular children’s rhyme. How are these two events, one of such a grisly nature and one of such whimsy, related?

In a word, musically!

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01/28/18 11:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Shelter Island Library

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Shelter Island Library

The Shelter Island Public Library Board of Trustees bade farewell to long-time trustee Phyllis Gates and welcomed two new trustees at its annual meeting on January 20, 2018. Ms. Gates served as a trustee for the library for nine years, during which time she worked on everything from fundraising to publicity to special event planning. Her good humor and knowledge about library issues will be missed.   (more…)

11/01/17 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO

JULIE LANE PHOTO

Dave Roggie, president of the Shelter Island Library Board of Trustees, has announced that six seats on the board will be up for election by the membership at the January 20, 2018 annual meeting. The deadline for candidates to file applications is December 1, 2017.

Four of the current trustees will stand for re-election to three-year terms; a fifth position for a one-year replacement term is open, and a sixth position for a three-year term is open. (more…)