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A look ahead PLEASE NOTE: Tuesday September 10 Primary Election Day Vote 6am – 9 p.m. Programs Monday September 16 Penn Dutch Trip Tuesday, September 17 Playhooray Babies Playhooray Kids Wednesday, September 18 Trash or Treasure/ Antiques Roadshow Registration Just We Two Registration Picture Book Thursday, September 19 Let’s Get Ready For Preschool Friday, September 20 Book Discussion Tuesday, September 24 Tots’ Night Out Wednesday, September 25 Film Festival - Great Gatsby Monday, September 23 & Thursday, September 26 Defensive Driving Stop by and see us at the

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Read your favorite magazine — anywhere No Cost to You! As one patron put it, “I have trouble staying The North Merrick Public Library (NMPL) is awake on the LIRR while travelpleased to announce the ing to work in the morning, but availability of Zinio for renow I can thumb through my mote access to magazines favorite magazine, The Econoand ProQuest for mist, to get my brain warmed up remote access before work.” Likewise, another to newspapers patron explained, “I was an avid and professional reader of The Wall Street Journal to keep up journals. Zinio continued inside and ProQuest are easily accessed through the www. NMPL has subscribed to Zinio giving card holding patrons unlimited free simultaneous access to complete digital magazines, which can easily be viewed on any Internetenabled device inside or outside of the library. Zinio’s unique technology digitally recreates a magazine page for page, including full color pictures, intuitive navigation, key word article search and interactive elements such as audio and video. Consumer Reports, Every Day with Rachael Ray and National Geographic are just a few of the 96 popular magazine titles available. Additionally, card holding patrons of the library will have free unlimited access to digital newspapers, which can easily be viewed just like the magazines in or out of the library. ProQuest offers current and historical newspapers, intuitive navigation and key word article search. Newsday, The New York Times, CURB APPEAL: North Merrick Public Library Trustee, Marion Schurade, shows off the new and The Wall Street Journal are just a few of curb cut outside the front entrance of the the 176 available newspapers. building. The new concrete ramp makes entry We have found that Zinio and ProQuest are into the library easier than before, especially becoming among the most popularly used for people with baby strollers and those who library resources. According to the Reference may have difficulty navigating a high curb. Department, patrons have discussed their use And the cut is wide enough to accommodate double strollers too! of Zinio and ProQuest in a number of ways.

Film Festival:

The Great Gatsby Leonardo DeCaprio stars in this blockbuster film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s celebrated novel. It’s the spring of 1922 when naïve midwesterner Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) moves to New York City to pursue the American Dream. He settles into a home next door to the wealthy Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DeCaprio) and becomes fascinated by the elaborate lifestyle of his “neighbor.” A film of dazzling, elaborate parties, costumes and settings reminiscent of Long Island’s golden age. Rated: PG-13 ; Runs: 143 minutes Date: Wednesday, September 25th Times: 1:30 and 7 p.m.

Book Discussion: The Darlings Cristina Alger’s novel is an escape into today’s newspaper headlines and our own wonders about “what if.” Alger takes a look at lifestyles few of us can imagine-Park Avenue homes, private chauffeurs, nannies, caterers and multiple homes without mortgage payments. Ah yes…the good life. Alger’s inside glimpse into this kind of life and what the price is for living this way constitutes the theme of her novel. She calculates the cost - not in dollars and cents, but in humanity, love and honor- subtly questioning whether these people are the same as the rest of us and whether their morality is the same. Refreshments, compliments of The Friends, will be served. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk. Alyce Barnett will moderate. Date: Friday, Sept. 20th at 1:30 p.m.

Defensive Driving Register now for this 2-session driving course open to all ages! Upon completion of both sessions you will be eligible for an immediate 10% discount on your collision and auto liability premiums including property damage, bodily injury and personal injury protection. You will also be eligible (if violations were incurred during the 18-month period prior to completing the course) for up to a 4-point reduction on your New York State DMV driving record. This point reduction could help you avoid license suspension. A check for $28.00, payable to Empire Safety Council, is due at time of registration, which begins Friday, September 6th. Date: Monday, Sept. 23rd & Thursday, Sept. 26, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

SEPTEMBER in the Children’s Room Note: We will accept phone registration 30 minutes after sign-ups begin, space permitting.

Playhooray Babies

For ages 3 months – 23 months with adult Tuesday, September 17th • 10:30-11 a.m. A lively introduction to nursery rhymes, books, movement and music. REGISTRATION begins: Tuesday, September 10th at 10am (up to 20 children)

Playhooray Kids

For ages 2-3 ½ years old with adult Tuesday, September 17th • 11:15-12 p.m. This fun-filled movement and music program will have everyone up and moving to the beat! Stories, music, puppets, dancing, parades and more! REGISTRATION begins: Tuesday, September 10th at 10am (up to 25 children)

Let’s Get Ready For Preschool Number Train Craft

For ages 2 ½-4 years old with adult Thursday, September 19th • 7-8 p.m. A Time for Kids presents an hour of family fun with an emphasis on preschool educational skills, games and a craft! REGISTRATION begins: Tuesday, September 3rd at 7pm (up to 25 children)

Tots’ Night Out With Amusement Park Craft

For ages 18 months to 5 years old with adult Tuesday, September 24th • 7-8 p.m. Join us for an hour of interactive family evening fun featuring music, stories, games and a craft. With A Time for Kids. REGISTRATION begins: Tuesday, September 17th at 7pm (up to 25 children)

Storytimes • Just We Two

A weekly story program for ages 2-3 ½ with adult. Programs – select one: Wednesdays 10:30-11 a.m. or Thursdays 10:30-11 a.m. REGISTRATION begins: Wednesday, September 18th at 10 a.m. (up to 20 children per program). Child must be 2 years old by October 1st, 2013. A North Merrick Library Card and proof of birth date is required for first time registrants. The program includes stories, songs, and movement games. Programs begin Wednesday, September 25th and Thursday, September 26th and continue through December 11th and 12th.

Storytimes • Picture Book

A weekly story program for ages 3 ½-5 years old. This is a separation program. Caregivers must wait in the Children’s Room. Programs – select one: Thursdays, 1:302 p.m. or Fridays, 11-11:30 a.m. REGISTRATION begins: Wednesday, September 18th 10 a.m. Child must be 3 ½ by October 1st, 2013. A North Merrick Library Card and proof of birth date is required for first time registrants. Programs begin Thursday, September 26th and Friday, September 27th and continue through December 12th and 13th.

SEPTEMBER • Young Adults Events TEEN ADVISORY BOARD—Teen volunteers are needed to assist with a variety of events, programs and collection development throughout the year. This month we will work on our Annual Spooktackular for Kids and developing a graphic novel/manga collection, and more! Community Service Credits will be awarded! Dates: Tuesday, September 10th & 24th from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Create your Own Corkboard—part of our get “Pin”spired to Write with author Jen Calonita. Expert crafter Angela DePalma will be at the library to show you how to make your own corkboard. Use it to pin things that you love or that inspires you. Bonus: Bring it to the writing workshop with Jen Calonita and learn how you can use it to develop your writing skills. Date: Thursday, September 19th from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Incredible Erasers for Tweens—we all make mistakes; why not use something fun to erase them! Mold, shape and design your own erasers at this fun program! Registration for grades 5 – 7 begins September 6th. Date: Friday, September 20th Time: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Get “Pin”spired to write with Author Jen Calonita!—We are going to kick off a fun writing series by learning how using a cork board can inspire and organize your thoughts. Bring the board from last week’s program to get started! No worries if you missed it…just bring yourself and your ideas! Date: Thursday, September 26th from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

October Bus Trip

Brotherhood Winery, Gasho Steak House & Woodbury Commons Enjoy a fun-packed day beginning with a tour of America’s oldest winery. Brotherhood’s famous winery tours, led by a guide, will take you on a journey through history. You’ll walk through underground cellars and learn about their 170 years of winemaking heritage, ending the tour with a winetasting in their spacious tasting room. You’ll also receive a souvenir wine glass as a keepsake. Then it’s on to the Gasho Hibachi Steakhouse to see a master chef grill and slice top quality meats and vegetables for you right before your eyes. Choice of entrée - Hibachi Chicken or Hibachi Steak or Hibachi Salmon - at time of registration. After lunch, you’ll enjoy free time for shopping at Woodbury Commons, one of America’s most famous outlet shopping centers, before heading home. Registration begins Wednesday, September 11th. A check for $71.00, payable to All Around Long Island, Inc., is due at this time. Date: Tuesday, Oct. 15th from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Read your favorite magazine — anywhere continued from page 1 with my investments, but in this economy, paying regular fees to read it online was a luxury I was not willing to continue. I was so excited to hear that my library offers newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal at no cost to me through ProQuest. Now, every morning from my home computer, I conveniently log onto ProQuest through the NMPL website to see what’s going on in the financial world.”

How do you use it?

Zinio and ProQuest can be accessed remotely using any computer device connecting to the Internet. For Zinio, go to the NMPL homepage and click on the Zinio icon in the center of the homepage. Follow the instructions towards the bottom of the webpage to set up and start using your account. For ProQuest, go to the NMPL homepage and select the “Online Databases” option in the sidebar menu, click the “Group” tab, click ProQuest, select the “Publications” option at the top of the webpage and search for the specific publication title that you are interested in, e.g., USA Today. Please contact the Reference Department at (516) 378-7474 x18 or email us at for more information on how to access these services and more.

Download E-Materials to Your Device: Kindles If you have any kind of Kindle and want to read books by your favorite Author, come to the North Merrick Public Library’s New Meeting Room to learn how to download e-materials for free to your Kindle. Do not miss this experience! Wednesday September 18 at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday September 25 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday September 21 at 1:00 p.m.

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September Hours of operation Closed Labor Day Monday, September 2

Monday –Thursday 10 am – 9 p.m. Friday: 10 am – 6 p.m. Saturday: 10 am – 5 p.m. Sunday - Closed Sunday operation resumes October 6

Board Meeting

The North Merrick Public Library Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 17, at 7: 30 p.m. Community members are invited to attend.

Board of Trustees William A Pezzulo, President Marion H. Schurade, Vice President Mark Davis Barbara Behrens Richard C. Smith

Thomas Witt, Director

Friends Meeting

The Friends of the North Merrick Public Library will meet Saturday September 21 at 10 a.m. All residents are welcome to attend. Need more information call the library at



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Antiques Roadshow Eddie and Jean Costello return with their ever popular Trash or Treasure, our local version of an antiques roadshow. Do you have something that is old, unusual, perhaps even bizarre? You may be pleasantly surprised to find it may have value and might even win you an award for the most unique antique or collectible of the show! Eddie and Jean will place an emphasis on providing each of up to *40 patrons with a more comprehensive Genealogy- Introduction to your Heritage evaluation of one item. *The first forty attendees Dr. Marilyn Verna will share her twenty years of experience will receive an appraisal in the field of genealogy. Learn of how to obtain documents ticket upon arrival. that will provide you clues of your family’s history. She’ll Learn how to identify discuss resources including vital records, ship’s manifests, today’s hottest antiques and naturalization records and census records in this Powermuch more in this highly Point presentation. In addition, she’ll demonstrate how informative and entertaining artifacts, including newspapers and photographs, yield lecture. Remember, one important aspects in an individual’s life. Internet websites appraisal for the first will be viewed. This program is sponsored by Friends of 40 attendees. the North Merrick Public Library. Date: Wednesday, Date: Thursday, Sept. 12th at 7p.m. September 18th at 7:30 p.m.

Art: Meet Me at the Musee d’Orsay in Paris Out of a grand ruin a great museum arose…a silenced train station was transformed into a bustling museum! The Musee d’Orsay is a world renowned museum-home to the most beautiful and important art collection. Join Louise Cella Caruso as she “stands” in this spectacular setting, the center of Paris, on the banks of the Seine, opposite the Tuileries Garden and steps from the Louvre Museum. Tour the Orsay’s collections including canvases by Monet and other Impressionists, as well as works by Degas, Cezanne, van Gogh and Gaugin. The Musee is the perfect place to contemplate beauty and enjoy the art of the era in all its profusion and diversity. Date: Friday, Sept. 27th at 1:30 p.m.

North Merrick Library Sept. 2013  

The monthly newsletter for the North Merrick Public Library located at 1691 Meadowbrook Road, North Merrick, NY.