09/25/19 4:45pm

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The library is celebrating Banned Books Week.

Unless you’re reading “Fahrenheit 451,” the days of book burning — and banning — seem to be a thing of the past. But today, with books still being challenged and banned from schools and stores, Banned Books Week is celebrating the freedom to read nationwide and at the Shelter Island Library. Spanning from Sept. 22 to 28, the theme of this year’s event proclaims “Censorship Leaves Us in the Dark,” urging everyone to “Keep the Light On.”

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09/13/19 10:00am

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This week Ms. Dempsey spoke with author Simon Doonan to discuss his newest book ‘Drag: The Complete Story.’

“Drag: The Complete Story”

By Simon Doonan

Laurence King Publishing

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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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08/11/19 11:00am

Courtesy Photo Christina Alger’s ‘Girls Like Us,’ debuted at Number 13 on The New York Times bestseller list last month.

Cristina Alger has perfected the character of the smart, spunky heroine, which she showcased in “The Banker’s Wife,” last year’s successful novel. She’s followed up that tour de force with a crime novel this summer, “Girls Like Us,” which debuted at Number 13 on The New York Times bestseller list last month.

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06/30/19 11:00am

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It’s an all-in-the-family operation at Arcadia Wealth Management, where Shelter Islanders Walter Wisniewski and his daughter Allison Vanaski guide their clients to achieve financial stability, explaining methods in their recently published book, ‘The Millionaire Within.’

The father-daughter financial counseling team of Walter Wisniewski and Allison Vanaski have learned a lot over their years working together. In their new book, “The Millionaire Within,” they share many strategies for handling money, but in an interview with the Reporter, they said they’ve also learned quite a bit themselves from dealing with clients.

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