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Summer Solstice – It’s Almost Here!

Summer Solstice

The Summer Solstice arrives this year at 6:07 am EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) on Thursday June 21st! It’s the beginning of summer….finally. After a long, cold, snowy, rainy winter and spring, I know we are all hoping for a nice stretch of beautiful weather. Each year, the date and time of the Summer Solstice varies between […]

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¡Feliz Verano!

¡Feliz Verano!

Aquí hay algunos eventos para disfrutar mientras esperamos que llegue el verano… La feria de la vida silvestre y las manualidades en el centro de la naturaleza de Sweetbriar el 9 de junio de 2018 El evento de fotografía de mascotas en la biblioteca pública de Islip el 9 de junio de 2018 (gratis) El […]

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Jump into Summer With These Upcoming Events & Activities in June!

Farmers’ MarketA farmers’ market offers so much more than fresh fruits and vegetables! There are delicious delicacies, crafty merchandise, and fun knowledgeable vendors. You can purchase artisan cheeses, homemade pastas, cold-brewed coffee, infused oils, unusual chocolates, craft beer, and much more. The market is an enjoyable place to walk around and explore the latest food […]

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Board Games Galore!

The Children’s Department at the Islip Library currently has an abundance of board games available to play anywhere in the library – Chess and Checkers, Candyland, Operation, Connect 4, Ants in the Pants, Legos, Life, Monopoly and Monopoly Junior, just to name a few. Not only do they offer a bonding opportunity for families and friends, […]

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April is National Poetry Month

When my children were younger, I had the naïve expectation that they would be willing accomplices in my plan to create a “poetry at sunset” moment, a time taken out of the day to celebrate this art form, memorizing or reading something that had meaning for them or was just plain fun to read out […]

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¡Feliz Primavera!

Si estás cansado de la nieve del mes pasado, aquí hay algunas ideas para disfrutar de la primavera… El festival de pesca de agua dulce de primavera para la familia en el Belmont Lake State Park el 7 de abril de 2018 El espectáculo floral de Macy’s en la ciudad de Nueva York desde ahora […]

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Email Etiquette: Do’s and Don’ts to Follow Before You Hit Send

In this constantly changing, fast-paced tech world, we can sometimes forget how important proper email etiquette is. Technology has engaged teens especially, with positive fast-paced interactions. Unfortunately, many negative effects can result from not using proper email etiquette. What is appropriate with friends in emails and on social networking sites may not be appropriate when […]

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¡Felices Pascuas!

Mientras esperamos la llegada de la Pascua, aquí hay algunas actividades que puedes disfrutar… La exhibición de dinosaurios con su familia en el Long Island Children’s Museum en Garden City desde ahora hasta el 13 de mayo de 2018 (gratis con pase para museo de la biblioteca de Islip) La exposición de orquídeas en el […]

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Celebrate National Women’s History Month in March 2018

The 2018 Theme for National Women’s History Month is “Nevertheless, She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.” Check out The National Women’s History Project website at http://www.nwhp.org for more information!“Throughout this year, the NWHP honors fifteen outstanding women for their unrelenting and inspirational persistence, and for understanding that, by fighting […]

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