The Listening Station

October 30, 2007

A new CD/audiocassette player is now located in the Adult Services Department, near the Reference Desk. You can enjoy listening to music or audio books, while visiting the library. If you would like to  listen to library audio-materials, you will need to check them out first.   Bring your own headphones, or purchase a set at the Circulation Desk for $1.00. The equipment is easy to use, and librarians are always here to assist you.

Foreign Correspondent

October 24, 2007

Mother of Mine (2005)
Starring: Brasse Brannstrom, Esko Salminen

Finnish and Swedish with English subtitles

A truly affecting film. During WWII Finland sent 70,000 children to live in neutral Sweden. Eero, a nine year old boy is one of them. His father is killed in the fighting and his mother sends him to Sweden to avoid the conflict. Eero is assigned to live on a farm with a childless couple. Initially Eero feels a great sense of abandonment and clashes with his foster mother. Singe, the foster mother is in a state of mourning for her six year old daughter who died two years earlier. Eero and Singe’s losses are profound and they begin to bond as they share their despair. A mother/son love develops that neither one can let go of but they will have to.

Chris Garland

Benefit Concert for the Coltrane Home in Dix Hills

October 23, 2007

Hear Our Song, a Broadway caliber production, is coming to the Candlewood Middle School in Dix Hills on November 1oth at 7:30pm.  The proceeds will go towards the restoration of John Coltrane’s home.  For details go to or call (631) 860-9200.

The Library Song

October 22, 2007

marilyn_chris_rot_sm.jpgOne of our librarians, Chris Garland, wrote a song called Feed Your Mind. He plays the guitar and he put down some lyrics, too. We all think he’s great. Listen!

Attend Berkeley for free

October 10, 2007

uberk.jpgThe University of California at Berkeley has its own page at Youtube where you can attend classes virtually. The top three most popular courses are SIMS 141 – Search, Google, and Life: Sergey Brin – Google, Physics 10 – Lecture 01: Atoms and Heat (part of the “Physics for Presidents” series), and Integrative Biology 131 – Lecture 01: Organization of Body. Imagine attending lectures in the comfort of your home and at the time convenient for you (don’t forget you can pause, too.) Each video allows for comments – some are funny and some astute.  One day we’ll all be earning our degrees like this.