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The Friends of the Shelter Island Library will sponsor its sixth annual Turkey Plunge on Saturday, November 28 at 11 a.m. at Crescent Beach. Proceeds will benefit the library.
All plungers are welcome — wetsuits are allowed. Toes, ankles, knees, waist or full immersion — it’s your choice. Each participant should raise at least $25. (more…)
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A smorgasbord of pumpkins greeted 28 kids who descended on the Shelter Island Library last Friday. With lots of ‘quality control tasting,’ the kids used Twizzlers, marshmallows and candy corn to decorate.
COURTESY PHOTO | Author Kevin Fitzpatrick discusses his book, “The Algonquin Round Table” at Friday Night Dialogues on October 16.
Journey back in time to a grand metropolis of daring flappers, silent movies and speakeasies with Islander Kevin Fitzpatrick at Friday Night Dialogues at the Library at 7 p.m. on October 16. He’ll discuss his book, “The Algonquin Round Table New York: A Historical Guide,” leading a virtual tour of the Jazz Age’s grand city, teeming with hidden bars, luxurious movie palaces and dazzling skyscrapers. (more…)
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Katherine Garrison at home on Shelter Island.
Katherine Garrison considers herself a southerner, even though many of the most important milestones of her life have taken place far north of the Mason-Dixon line.
This mother of five has seen all of her kids either already graduated from the Shelter Island School, or will be in short order. She’s been on the school board and now works at the Shelter Island Library.
But Katherine was born in Dothan, Alabama, about 12 miles from the Florida line, was raised and schooled in the South, and lived there happily until she moved to Shelter Island 11 years ago with her husband, Alan, and their children. (more…)
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Frank J. Cunningham will speak at Friday Night Dialogues on October 2.
Friday Night Dialogues at the Library will host genealogist Frank J. Cunningham, founder of AncestryTold.com, on October 2 at 7 p.m. He will share insights and tips about researching family ancestry designed for both the novice and the professional.