Verdi & Puccini: The Epitome Of Italian Opera
Sunday, November 12 • 2:00 pm •Auditorium
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James J. Kolb, PhD, presents the historical context in which opera blossomed in Italy in the 19th century and assesses the impact of these composers on the operatic form. When people think of opera, first and foremost Italian opera comes to mind, particularly the work of Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) or Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924). Two of the three most frequently performed operas are Verdi’s Aïda and Puccini’s La Bohème (the third is Bizet’s Carmen). Their work spans nearly a century, with at least two dozen of their works in the standard repertory of most of the world’s opera houses. Registration required. Open to all.
NaNoWriMo! ... continues
Tuesdays, November 14 • 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm •Meeting Room
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For National Novel Writing Month, have you accepted the challenge of writing a 50,000 word novel, or first draft of one,during the month of November? On October 24, participants met and learned about the project. All are invited to return on November 14 for encouragement or commiseration. Check back with us again on December 13 to let us know whether you met your deadline. Sharing work is encouraged, but not required. Adult fiction writers of all skill levels are welcome. You need not attend all three sessions. Any questions? E-mail librarian Thérèse Purcell Nielsen: . Registration required. Open to all.
“Kiss Me, Kill Me” Mystery Book Discussion - The Whites by Harry Brandt
Tuesday, November 14 • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm •Meeting Room
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Working in dead-end positions for two decades after accidentally shooting a civilian, Sergeant Billy Graves suddenly finds himself drawn back to his past when he joins forces with other New York detectives to investigate a brutal case that has ties to his early career and a suspect in the unsolved murder of a 13-year-old girl. Books available at the Customer Service Desk at either building. Registration required. Open to all.
Joseph P. Dwyer Veteran Peer Support Project
Wednesday, November 15 • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm• Station Community Room
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The Dwyer Project provides programs and services, free of charge, to all veterans on Long Island of all eras. By leveraging military cultural values of trust, respect, perseverance, and self-reliance we facilitate successful reintegration by engaging other veterans who have shared experiences. Impact in the community has resulted in reduction of hospitalizations, sustained families, secured gainful employment, prevented homelessness, promoted daily wellness, and educated the civilian community as to the needs of our veterans. Each month the Dwyer Project will have a table at the Station Branch. Come by to get more information about how to get support for yourself or a loved one. No registration required. Open to all.
The Doctor Talks About ... Pain Management, with John Stamatos, MD
Wednesday, November 15 • 7:00 pm • Meeting Room
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Doctors from Northwell Health provide information and Q&A. Registration required. Open to all.
“Some Like It Hot” Recipe Swap: Thanksgiving Celebration!
Wednesday, November 15 • 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm • Meeting Room
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The season to be thankful! Pick your favorite Thanksgiving recipe – browse through a selection of cookbooks at our Customer Services Desk – and prepare a recipe at home to bring in for everyone to share. Bring copies of your recipe, an extra container, or two, and take samples home! Registration required. Open to all.