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…)

03/08/17 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Shelter Island Library.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Shelter Island Library.

The Peconic Estuary Program, a partnership of local, state, and federal governments, citizens and environmental groups, businesses, and academic institutions, brings attention to the Peconic Estuary and its complicated and unique ecosystem and offers techniques to protect it. On Friday, March 17 at 7 p.m., Jenna Schwerzmann of the Peconic Estuary Program presents a lecture on the Homeowners’ Rewards Program as part of Friday Night Dialogues at Shelter Island Library.  (more…)

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…)

02/08/17 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO | The cover of Joe' Lauro's film about Fats Domino.

COURTESY PHOTO | The cover of Joe Lauro’s film about Fats Domino.

He wasn’t as flashy as Little Richard, Chuck Berry or Buddy Holly, but he had more charted hits than the three of them combined. He sold over 60 million records, including five that went “gold” before 1955, influencing Elvis Presley, Paul McCartney, Elton John and scores of other musicians in the process.

In a fitting event for Black History Month, the Shelter Island Library’s “Friday Night Dialogues” will present “The Big Beat: Fats Domino and the Birth of Rock n’ Roll” on February 17 at 7 p.m. (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…)