07/11/19 4:30pm

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Join the Library for Friday Night Dialogues on Friday, July 12 to hear author David Browne discuss his latest book, ‘Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: The Wild Definitive Saga of Rock’s Greatest Supergroup.’

Join us for our Friday Night Dialogues program at the Shelter Island Public Library on Friday, July 12 to hear author David Browne discuss his latest book, “Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: The Wild Definitive Saga of Rock’s Greatest Supergroup.” Mr. Browne, a senior writer at Rolling Stone, has, over the course of his 20 plus years in music journalism, explored the lives of such performers as Jeff and Tim Buckley (2001’s “Dream Brother”), Sonic Youth (2008’s “Goodbye 20th Century”), and The Grateful Dead (2015’s “So Many Roads: The Life and Times of the Grateful Dead”). 

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12/30/18 8:00am

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Library Board Treasurer William Martens and Library Director Terry Lucas

Over the next several days, leading to the New Year, the Reporter will be posting our annual Year In Review series of important stories from 2018.

In September the Shelter Island Library celebrated a decade of Friday Night Dialogues, a program offering Islanders access to a rich variety of notable authors, artists and experts from all walks of life. (more…)

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
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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.

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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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