05/17/19 10:00am

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Bill Geist’s latest work is a memoir of his teenage years working in a family-owned resort at Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri.

Viewers of “CBS: Sunday Morning” over the last three decades, and readers of the New York Times before that, have come to know Bill Geist as an entertaining observer of idiosyncratic people and customs all across America. His latest work is a memoir of his teenage years working in a family-owned resort at Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. 

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01/11/19 8:00am

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Staying indoors this winter? Pick up some of the Shelter Island Library’s staff picks to pass the time.

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go. – Dr. Seuss

With this winter weather, rain and short daylight hours, it’s easy to fall into hibernation mode and stay inside once the sun is gone at 5 p.m. While technology makes movies, TV shows and video games easily accessible, it’s also easy to binge-watch the winter away. But let’s not forget the satisfaction of turning the pages of an actual paper book.

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09/16/18 3:00pm
STOCK PHOTO Frank Milano will speak about his time in Zaire as a teacher in the Peace Corps.

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Frank Milano will speak about his time in Zaire as a teacher in the Peace Corps.

“It was the most rewarding time of my life and I wouldn’t trade it for anything,” says Frank Milano about his 1984-1986 Peace Corps experience in Zaire, a time when the country was host to between 65 to 70 Peace Corps volunteers. Zaire is now the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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09/15/18 3:00pm
STOCK PHOTO Ms. Zavatto’s new book offers Island-themed cockail recipes.

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Ms. Zavatto’s new book offers Island-themed cockail recipes.

Not ready to let go of summer yet? September on Shelter Island can sometimes be a sweet dessert after the multi-course menu of June, July and August. Step out on the porch and enjoy a soft breeze while the sun still sparkles on the water. Before you do, though, pick up Amy Zavatto’s book, “Prosecco Made Me Do It,” and fix yourself a refreshing cocktail.

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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…)