From the Director's Desk
The summer really flew by at the Commack Public Library with the multitude of materials, programs and services we were able to offer all of our patrons. Now another school year has begun for many children and their parents with the promise of school assignments, projects, required reading and homework. As always, we are here to serve your child's homework and research needs. There's a great online product that we are able to offer in conjunction with the Suffolk Cooperative Library System that offers homework help to our students. You can access this service directly from our homepage by clicking on the Brainfuse Homework Help icon. All you need is the barcode from your library card and you will be connected to licensed and trained tutors to help in math, science, reading/writing, social studies and general skills building. As the school year progresses, tutors can also offer assistance in preparation for standardized testing. There's even a 24-hour writing lab that allows students to submit essays and other writings for constructive feedback in as little as one day.
Our reference staff is also ready to assist our patrons of all ages with your research and information needs or if you need help locating items for your entertainment, such as DVD's, magazines, books, books on CD, computer software and video games. If we don't have a particular item in our collection, we may be able to request it from another library or purchase it for our own collection.
I hope to see you at the Friends of the Library Yard/Book/Raffle Sale and Bike Consignment, which will take place on Saturday, October 18th. I'll be volunteering, as well as donating some yard sale items, to contribute to the success of this event. Please contribute by donating some items for the sale and attending this Friends happening. For additional information about the Yard Sale please read the Friends in the News column in this newsletter or visit our homepage. Thanks to this ambitious group who supports the Library.
Thank you to our patrons for your continued support of the Commack Public Library!
Traveling 3D Printer at the Library!
Have you heard about 3D printing? Have you always wanted to see a 3D printer in action? The Suffolk Cooperative Library System is making this amazing technology available to our Commack Public Library patrons as part of a traveling exhibit. Come to the Library anytime between September 6th and September 18th, and you will watch the printer create 3D objects right before your eyes. We will even be raffling off objects made from the printer! Don't miss your chance to see this new technology live at the Library!
Help Support "I Matter"
Community Art Project
August 1st - September 30th
Help change the face of your community by sponsoring the "I Matter" Community Art Project at the Commack Public Library. This public declaration of self-worth allows teens to express themselves through large photographic portraits and "I matter" statements. This project is a call for action to educate, inspire and motivate fellow students to make better decisions and to make a difference, not only in their lives but also in the lives of their loved ones and their community. The portraits of our Commack Public Library teen patrons featured in the picture will be displayed for public viewing during the months of November and December. The entire community is invited to an opening reception on Sunday, November 9th, at 2:00 PM. To learn more or to donate today, please visit www.imatterproject.org/commack. Donations may be made between August 1st - September 30th.
~ Adult Programs ~
Sunday Afternoon Concert: Nina Et cetera presents:
Hotter than a Pepper Sprout: America's Music
September 14th, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Register at the Circulation Desk
Come hear the talented Nina Et cetera perform traditional American music by Johnny Cash, Elvis, The Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, Peggy Lee, Woody Guthrie, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, and other icons of American music. The talented duo will accompany their smooth vocals with several instruments including the guitar, harmonica, auto harp, a slide guitar, piano, bass and percussion. Come celebrate our country's rich musical history!
Bus Trip to New York Botanical Gardens Holiday Train Show
And Arthur Avenue
Thursday, December 11th, 8:15 AM
Registration: Saturday, September 13th
Wind through the illuminated winter wonderland of the Holiday Train Show of the New York Botanical Garden. Watch model trains speed along more than a quarter mile of track past New York's historic landmarks made out of bark, nuts and leaves found on the grounds of the gardens. Ride the tram tour of the gardens and shop for holiday gifts at the gift shop. Then relax at a delicious lunch at Mario's Restaurant on Arthur Avenue before shopping along this "Little Italy of the Bronx." The cost of the trip is $91 per person which includes all tours, transportation, lunch and tips.
Preserving Your Assets From the Cost of Long Term Care with the Use of Trusts
Monday, September 15th, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Register at the Circulation Desk
If you find yourself or a loved one in need of long term care but don't know how you can afford it, then come to this informative seminar. Attorney Craig Andreoli will outline what long term care is, its costs, and what payment options are available. He will then discuss trusts, a common solution to preserving assets while receiving long term care.
The Key to Living Your Best Life Possible
Tuesday, September 16th, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Register at the Circulation Desk
This seminar is designed to help you understand the inherent power of your mind and your ability to program it to live your best life possible. Educator Glenn Poveromo will discuss the workings of the conscious and subconscious mind, how belief systems are formed and influence our performance, and specific mental tools that will help you learn to consciously choose thoughts to create positive outcomes in your life.
VA Outreach Van
Wednesday, September 17th, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The Northport VA Medical Center Mobile Unit will be at the Library to provide veterans hypertension screening and enrollment assistance for new applicants including first-time physical exams and taking pictures for identification cards. They will also review new information for current participants in VA Healthcare. Please bring a copy of your DD214 or separation papers and call one week prior to the event at 631-261-4400 x7084/5250/7082/7166.
Did You Know?
The Commack Public Library now has discounted tickets for the Long Island Game Farm. Tickets are 10 dollars each with a limit of 4 tickets per family. You may pay for your tickets by cash or check only.
Tickets are only available to Commack Public Library patrons.
For further information, please visit the Circulation Desk or call the library at (631) 499-0888.
Visit: longislandgamefarm.com for more information about the Long Island Game Farm.