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Registration: Friday June 8 at 9:00 am. HPL cardholders only.

  • Register online or at the Reference Desk at the Main Library or Station Branch. Create an account with Receive a gift for registering. Read and review three (3) books to receive a second gift. All reviewers will be invited to a special End-Of-Summer performance by the Forever Young Band on Friday, August 17 at 7:00 pm in our Auditorium, where you can win our Grand Prize!
  • Record book titles from Wednesday, June 27 to Friday, August 17 to collect raffle tickets.
  • Earn raffle tickets when you participate in these activities:
    1. Read or listen to books of your choice and submit short online reviews.
    2. Play our “Library Rocks” Bingo Card. Each “bingo” earns you an extra raffle!
    3. Register for a Rock Painting program (1 raffle for registering, 10 raffles for attending!)
    4. Register for a Rock Jewelry program (1 raffle for registering, 10 raffles for attending!)
  • Prizes are provided with support from HPL Friends of the Library.
Invisible People of Color: Whaling Captains, and Crew on All Sides of Long Island Sound
Saturday, April 14  •  2:00 pm •Meeting Room
Register using code HMA969
Sandi Brewster-Walker, independent historian, genealogist, and freelance writer, presents a history of 19th century whaling captains and their crew on Long Island, along with an exhibit of artifacts from her collection. She highlights the genealogies and experiences of local men of color who hunted the whale during the peak years of 1840-1860, and discusses whaling vessels, ship wrecks, desertions and more.   Registration required. Open to all.



An Capall Liath! Irish Music with Luke Powers & Friends
Friday, April 13 • 7:00 pm • Auditorium
Register using code HMA431
Come one, come all for an evening of traditional Irish music with Luke Powers and friends! We welcome Luke on Uillean pipes, Bernadette Fee on fiddle, Peter Lynch on banjo (originally from Waterford), and Shane Sullivan on guitar (originally from Cavan). Luke, Bernadette and Peter perform regularly at the Grey Horse Tavern in Bayport. An Capall Liath (Un KAH-pull LEE-ah) is "The Grey Horse" in Irish! .   Registration required. Open to all.



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Stony Brook University
A Social Work Intern from Stony Brook University will be on-site in both buildings for patrons to meet with, free of charge. Please call the reference desk at either buildings for details:

631-427-5165, ext. 250 or ext. 123
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