08/30/19 10:00am

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The Shelter Island Library will be going fine-free beginning Sept. 1.

Eliminating library material late fines has become a national trend. Recently, the American Library Association passed a resolution stating that fines do not meet the core mission of the modern library. The resolution says, in part, monetary fines “create a barrier in public relations and absorb valuable staff time applying, collecting and managing dues.” 

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08/29/19 4:30pm

Friday Night Dialogues on Friday, Aug. 30 will feature author Richard Zoglin discussing Elvis in Vegas.

Forty-two years after his death, Elvis Presley is still a strong presence in Las Vegas. You may have an Elvis impersonator escort you down the aisle and preside at your wedding. You can attend an Elvis tribute show or go to Madame Tussauds to have your picture taken with one of two Elvis wax figures. But do you know the real story of Elvis in Las Vegas?

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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…)