Wednesday March 27, 2019
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3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Sticks in the Stacks

Come and learn the basics, perhaps just brush up on what you already know and help us crochet and knit for a cause!   

All skill levels are welcome. Supplies will be provided, or bring your own from home.

Please call to register at ext. 232. 

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Come and learn the basics, perhaps just brush up on what you already know and help us crochet and knit for a cause!   

All skill levels are welcome. Supplies will be provided, or bring your own from home.

Please call to register at ext. 232. 

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Lakeville Literary Club

March 27, 2019

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

The art of love is never a science: Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers. 

Rosie Jarman possesses all these qualities. Don easily disqualifies her as a candidate for The Wife Project (even if she is “quite intelligent for a barmaid”). But Don is intrigued by Rosie’s own quest to identify her biological father. When an unlikely relationship develops as they collaborate on The Father Project, Don is forced to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie?and the realization that, despite your best scientific efforts, you don’t find love, it finds you.

Copies of the book will be available to registered patrons for pick-up at the branch of their choice. Please register by the first of the month by phone at 516-466-8055, ext. 232 to guarantee receiving the book in time.

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

March 27, 2019

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

The art of love is never a science: Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers. 

Rosie Jarman possesses all these qualities. Don easily disqualifies her as a candidate for The Wife Project (even if she is “quite intelligent for a barmaid”). But Don is intrigued by Rosie’s own quest to identify her biological father. When an unlikely relationship develops as they collaborate on The Father Project, Don is forced to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie?and the realization that, despite your best scientific efforts, you don’t find love, it finds you.

Copies of the book will be available to registered patrons for pick-up at the branch of their choice. Please register by the first of the month by phone at 516-466-8055, ext. 232 to guarantee receiving the book in time.

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Thursday March 28, 2019
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
English Language Conversation Group

The Library invites those who wish to practice speaking English to join our English Language Conversation Group, facilitated by Librarian Jennifer Ransom. This is a small, informal group of people that get together once a week to have conversations in English on a variety of topics.

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

The Library invites those who wish to practice speaking English to join our English Language Conversation Group, facilitated by Librarian Jennifer Ransom. This is a small, informal group of people that get together once a week to have conversations in English on a variety of topics.

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Tuesday April 2, 2019
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
GNL Tech Squad!

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Don’t know how to your tech? Have a tech question that you can’t find the answer? Well, give our Tech Squad a try. Bring your smartphone, tablet, laptop, Microsoft office, or any technology you need help with in to learn more. Work one-on-one or in small groups alongside our tech experts, in short sessions lasting no longer than 30 minutes.

No registration, First come, first served.

 
CONTACT: Christopher Van Wickler  466-8055 ext. 230  cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org
LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

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Don’t know how to your tech? Have a tech question that you can’t find the answer? Well, give our Tech Squad a try. Bring your smartphone, tablet, laptop, Microsoft office, or any technology you need help with in to learn more. Work one-on-one or in small groups alongside our tech experts, in short sessions lasting no longer than 30 minutes.

No registration, First come, first served.

 
CONTACT:
  Christopher Van Wickler
  466.8055 ext. 230
  cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Wednesday April 3, 2019
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3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Sticks in the Stacks

Come and learn the basics, perhaps just brush up on what you already know and help us crochet and knit for a cause!   

All skill levels are welcome. Supplies will be provided, or bring your own from home.

Please call to register at ext. 232. 

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Come and learn the basics, perhaps just brush up on what you already know and help us crochet and knit for a cause!   

All skill levels are welcome. Supplies will be provided, or bring your own from home.

Please call to register at ext. 232. 

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Thursday April 4, 2019
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
English Language Conversation Group

The Library invites those who wish to practice speaking English to join our English Language Conversation Group, facilitated by Librarian Jennifer Ransom. This is a small, informal group of people that get together once a week to have conversations in English on a variety of topics.

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

The Library invites those who wish to practice speaking English to join our English Language Conversation Group, facilitated by Librarian Jennifer Ransom. This is a small, informal group of people that get together once a week to have conversations in English on a variety of topics.

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Tuesday April 9, 2019
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
GNL Tech Squad!

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Don’t know how to your tech? Have a tech question that you can’t find the answer? Well, give our Tech Squad a try. Bring your smartphone, tablet, laptop, Microsoft office, or any technology you need help with in to learn more. Work one-on-one or in small groups alongside our tech experts, in short sessions lasting no longer than 30 minutes.

No registration, First come, first served.

 
CONTACT: Christopher Van Wickler  466-8055 ext. 230  cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org
LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

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Don’t know how to your tech? Have a tech question that you can’t find the answer? Well, give our Tech Squad a try. Bring your smartphone, tablet, laptop, Microsoft office, or any technology you need help with in to learn more. Work one-on-one or in small groups alongside our tech experts, in short sessions lasting no longer than 30 minutes.

No registration, First come, first served.

 
CONTACT:
  Christopher Van Wickler
  466.8055 ext. 230
  cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Wednesday April 10, 2019
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3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Sticks in the Stacks

Come and learn the basics, perhaps just brush up on what you already know and help us crochet and knit for a cause!   

All skill levels are welcome. Supplies will be provided, or bring your own from home.

Please call to register at ext. 232. 

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Come and learn the basics, perhaps just brush up on what you already know and help us crochet and knit for a cause!   

All skill levels are welcome. Supplies will be provided, or bring your own from home.

Please call to register at ext. 232. 

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Thursday April 11, 2019
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
English Language Conversation Group

The Library invites those who wish to practice speaking English to join our English Language Conversation Group, facilitated by Librarian Jennifer Ransom. This is a small, informal group of people that get together once a week to have conversations in English on a variety of topics.

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

The Library invites those who wish to practice speaking English to join our English Language Conversation Group, facilitated by Librarian Jennifer Ransom. This is a small, informal group of people that get together once a week to have conversations in English on a variety of topics.

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Tuesday April 16, 2019
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
GNL Tech Squad!

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Don’t know how to your tech? Have a tech question that you can’t find the answer? Well, give our Tech Squad a try. Bring your smartphone, tablet, laptop, Microsoft office, or any technology you need help with in to learn more. Work one-on-one or in small groups alongside our tech experts, in short sessions lasting no longer than 30 minutes.

No registration, First come, first served.

 
CONTACT: Christopher Van Wickler  466-8055 ext. 230  cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org
LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

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Don’t know how to your tech? Have a tech question that you can’t find the answer? Well, give our Tech Squad a try. Bring your smartphone, tablet, laptop, Microsoft office, or any technology you need help with in to learn more. Work one-on-one or in small groups alongside our tech experts, in short sessions lasting no longer than 30 minutes.

No registration, First come, first served.

 
CONTACT:
  Christopher Van Wickler
  466.8055 ext. 230
  cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Wednesday April 17, 2019
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3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Sticks in the Stacks

Come and learn the basics, perhaps just brush up on what you already know and help us crochet and knit for a cause!   

All skill levels are welcome. Supplies will be provided, or bring your own from home.

Please call to register at ext. 232. 

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Come and learn the basics, perhaps just brush up on what you already know and help us crochet and knit for a cause!   

All skill levels are welcome. Supplies will be provided, or bring your own from home.

Please call to register at ext. 232. 

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Lakeville Literary Club

April 24, 2019

 

The Storied Life of AJ Fikry

“Funny, tender, and moving, The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry reminds us all exactly why we read and why we love.”*

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over--and see everything anew.   

 

Copies of the book will be available to registered patrons for pick-up at the branch of their choice. Please register by the first of the month by phone at 516-466-8055, ext. 232 to guarantee receiving the book in time.

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

April 24, 2019

 

The Storied Life of AJ Fikry

“Funny, tender, and moving, The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry reminds us all exactly why we read and why we love.”*

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over--and see everything anew.   

 

Copies of the book will be available to registered patrons for pick-up at the branch of their choice. Please register by the first of the month by phone at 516-466-8055, ext. 232 to guarantee receiving the book in time.

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Thursday April 18, 2019
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
English Language Conversation Group

The Library invites those who wish to practice speaking English to join our English Language Conversation Group, facilitated by Librarian Jennifer Ransom. This is a small, informal group of people that get together once a week to have conversations in English on a variety of topics.

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

The Library invites those who wish to practice speaking English to join our English Language Conversation Group, facilitated by Librarian Jennifer Ransom. This is a small, informal group of people that get together once a week to have conversations in English on a variety of topics.

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Tuesday April 23, 2019
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
GNL Tech Squad!

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Don’t know how to your tech? Have a tech question that you can’t find the answer? Well, give our Tech Squad a try. Bring your smartphone, tablet, laptop, Microsoft office, or any technology you need help with in to learn more. Work one-on-one or in small groups alongside our tech experts, in short sessions lasting no longer than 30 minutes.

No registration, First come, first served.

 
CONTACT: Christopher Van Wickler  466-8055 ext. 230  cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org
LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

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Don’t know how to your tech? Have a tech question that you can’t find the answer? Well, give our Tech Squad a try. Bring your smartphone, tablet, laptop, Microsoft office, or any technology you need help with in to learn more. Work one-on-one or in small groups alongside our tech experts, in short sessions lasting no longer than 30 minutes.

No registration, First come, first served.

 
CONTACT:
  Christopher Van Wickler
  466.8055 ext. 230
  cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Wednesday April 24, 2019
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3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Sticks in the Stacks

Come and learn the basics, perhaps just brush up on what you already know and help us crochet and knit for a cause!   

All skill levels are welcome. Supplies will be provided, or bring your own from home.

Please call to register at ext. 232. 

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Come and learn the basics, perhaps just brush up on what you already know and help us crochet and knit for a cause!   

All skill levels are welcome. Supplies will be provided, or bring your own from home.

Please call to register at ext. 232. 

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Thursday April 25, 2019
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
English Language Conversation Group

The Library invites those who wish to practice speaking English to join our English Language Conversation Group, facilitated by Librarian Jennifer Ransom. This is a small, informal group of people that get together once a week to have conversations in English on a variety of topics.

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

The Library invites those who wish to practice speaking English to join our English Language Conversation Group, facilitated by Librarian Jennifer Ransom. This is a small, informal group of people that get together once a week to have conversations in English on a variety of topics.

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Tuesday April 30, 2019
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
GNL Tech Squad!

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Don’t know how to your tech? Have a tech question that you can’t find the answer? Well, give our Tech Squad a try. Bring your smartphone, tablet, laptop, Microsoft office, or any technology you need help with in to learn more. Work one-on-one or in small groups alongside our tech experts, in short sessions lasting no longer than 30 minutes.

No registration, First come, first served.

 
CONTACT: Christopher Van Wickler  466-8055 ext. 230  cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org
LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

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Don’t know how to your tech? Have a tech question that you can’t find the answer? Well, give our Tech Squad a try. Bring your smartphone, tablet, laptop, Microsoft office, or any technology you need help with in to learn more. Work one-on-one or in small groups alongside our tech experts, in short sessions lasting no longer than 30 minutes.

No registration, First come, first served.

 
CONTACT:
  Christopher Van Wickler
  466.8055 ext. 230
  cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Wednesday May 1, 2019
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3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Sticks in the Stacks

Come and learn the basics, perhaps just brush up on what you already know and help us crochet and knit for a cause!   

All skill levels are welcome. Supplies will be provided, or bring your own from home.

Please call to register at ext. 232. 

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Come and learn the basics, perhaps just brush up on what you already know and help us crochet and knit for a cause!   

All skill levels are welcome. Supplies will be provided, or bring your own from home.

Please call to register at ext. 232. 

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Thursday May 2, 2019
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
English Language Conversation Group

The Library invites those who wish to practice speaking English to join our English Language Conversation Group, facilitated by Librarian Jennifer Ransom. This is a small, informal group of people that get together once a week to have conversations in English on a variety of topics.

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

The Library invites those who wish to practice speaking English to join our English Language Conversation Group, facilitated by Librarian Jennifer Ransom. This is a small, informal group of people that get together once a week to have conversations in English on a variety of topics.

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Wednesday May 8, 2019
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3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Sticks in the Stacks

Come and learn the basics, perhaps just brush up on what you already know and help us crochet and knit for a cause!   

All skill levels are welcome. Supplies will be provided, or bring your own from home.

Please call to register at ext. 232. 

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Come and learn the basics, perhaps just brush up on what you already know and help us crochet and knit for a cause!   

All skill levels are welcome. Supplies will be provided, or bring your own from home.

Please call to register at ext. 232. 

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Thursday May 9, 2019
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
English Language Conversation Group

The Library invites those who wish to practice speaking English to join our English Language Conversation Group, facilitated by Librarian Jennifer Ransom. This is a small, informal group of people that get together once a week to have conversations in English on a variety of topics.

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

The Library invites those who wish to practice speaking English to join our English Language Conversation Group, facilitated by Librarian Jennifer Ransom. This is a small, informal group of people that get together once a week to have conversations in English on a variety of topics.

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Wednesday May 15, 2019
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3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Sticks in the Stacks

Come and learn the basics, perhaps just brush up on what you already know and help us crochet and knit for a cause!   

All skill levels are welcome. Supplies will be provided, or bring your own from home.

Please call to register at ext. 232. 

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Come and learn the basics, perhaps just brush up on what you already know and help us crochet and knit for a cause!   

All skill levels are welcome. Supplies will be provided, or bring your own from home.

Please call to register at ext. 232. 

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Thursday May 16, 2019
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
English Language Conversation Group

The Library invites those who wish to practice speaking English to join our English Language Conversation Group, facilitated by Librarian Jennifer Ransom. This is a small, informal group of people that get together once a week to have conversations in English on a variety of topics.

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

The Library invites those who wish to practice speaking English to join our English Language Conversation Group, facilitated by Librarian Jennifer Ransom. This is a small, informal group of people that get together once a week to have conversations in English on a variety of topics.

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Wednesday May 22, 2019
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3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Sticks in the Stacks

Come and learn the basics, perhaps just brush up on what you already know and help us crochet and knit for a cause!   

All skill levels are welcome. Supplies will be provided, or bring your own from home.

Please call to register at ext. 232. 

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Come and learn the basics, perhaps just brush up on what you already know and help us crochet and knit for a cause!   

All skill levels are welcome. Supplies will be provided, or bring your own from home.

Please call to register at ext. 232. 

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Lakeville Literary Club

May 22nd, 2019

 

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

Four mothers, four daughters, four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who's "saying" the stories. In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, begin meeting to eat dim sum, play mahjong, and talk. United in shared unspeakable loss and hope, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. Rather than sink into tragedy, they choose to gather to raise their spirits and money. "To despair was to wish back for something already lost. Or to prolong what was already unbearable." Forty years later the stories and history continue.

With wit and sensitivity, Amy Tan examines the sometimes painful, often tender, and always deep connection between mothers and daughters. As each woman reveals her secrets, trying to unravel the truth about her life, the strings become more tangled, more entwined. Mothers boast or despair over daughters, and daughters roll their eyes even as they feel the inextricable tightening of their matriarchal ties. Tan is an astute storyteller, enticing readers to immerse themselves into these lives of complexity and mystery.

Copies of the book will be available to registered patrons for pick-up at the branch of their choice. Please register by the first of the month by phone at 516-466-8055, ext. 232 to guarantee receiving the book in time.

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

May 22nd, 2019

 

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

Four mothers, four daughters, four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who's "saying" the stories. In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, begin meeting to eat dim sum, play mahjong, and talk. United in shared unspeakable loss and hope, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. Rather than sink into tragedy, they choose to gather to raise their spirits and money. "To despair was to wish back for something already lost. Or to prolong what was already unbearable." Forty years later the stories and history continue.

With wit and sensitivity, Amy Tan examines the sometimes painful, often tender, and always deep connection between mothers and daughters. As each woman reveals her secrets, trying to unravel the truth about her life, the strings become more tangled, more entwined. Mothers boast or despair over daughters, and daughters roll their eyes even as they feel the inextricable tightening of their matriarchal ties. Tan is an astute storyteller, enticing readers to immerse themselves into these lives of complexity and mystery.

Copies of the book will be available to registered patrons for pick-up at the branch of their choice. Please register by the first of the month by phone at 516-466-8055, ext. 232 to guarantee receiving the book in time.

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Wednesday May 29, 2019
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3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Sticks in the Stacks

Come and learn the basics, perhaps just brush up on what you already know and help us crochet and knit for a cause!   

All skill levels are welcome. Supplies will be provided, or bring your own from home.

Please call to register at ext. 232. 

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Come and learn the basics, perhaps just brush up on what you already know and help us crochet and knit for a cause!   

All skill levels are welcome. Supplies will be provided, or bring your own from home.

Please call to register at ext. 232. 

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Wednesday June 5, 2019
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3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Sticks in the Stacks

Come and learn the basics, perhaps just brush up on what you already know and help us crochet and knit for a cause!   

All skill levels are welcome. Supplies will be provided, or bring your own from home.

Please call to register at ext. 232. 

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Come and learn the basics, perhaps just brush up on what you already know and help us crochet and knit for a cause!   

All skill levels are welcome. Supplies will be provided, or bring your own from home.

Please call to register at ext. 232. 

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Wednesday June 12, 2019
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3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Sticks in the Stacks

Come and learn the basics, perhaps just brush up on what you already know and help us crochet and knit for a cause!   

All skill levels are welcome. Supplies will be provided, or bring your own from home.

Please call to register at ext. 232. 

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Come and learn the basics, perhaps just brush up on what you already know and help us crochet and knit for a cause!   

All skill levels are welcome. Supplies will be provided, or bring your own from home.

Please call to register at ext. 232. 

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Wednesday June 19, 2019
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3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Sticks in the Stacks

Come and learn the basics, perhaps just brush up on what you already know and help us crochet and knit for a cause!   

All skill levels are welcome. Supplies will be provided, or bring your own from home.

Please call to register at ext. 232. 

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Come and learn the basics, perhaps just brush up on what you already know and help us crochet and knit for a cause!   

All skill levels are welcome. Supplies will be provided, or bring your own from home.

Please call to register at ext. 232. 

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Wednesday June 26, 2019
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3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Sticks in the Stacks

Come and learn the basics, perhaps just brush up on what you already know and help us crochet and knit for a cause!   

All skill levels are welcome. Supplies will be provided, or bring your own from home.

Please call to register at ext. 232. 

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Come and learn the basics, perhaps just brush up on what you already know and help us crochet and knit for a cause!   

All skill levels are welcome. Supplies will be provided, or bring your own from home.

Please call to register at ext. 232. 

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Lakeville Literary Club

June 26, 2019

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Alaska, 1974. Ernt Allbright came home from the Vietnam War a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes the impulsive decision to move his wife and daughter north where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.

Cora will do anything for the man she loves, even if means following him into the unknown. Thirteen-year-old Leni, caught in the riptide of her parents’ passionate, stormy relationship, has little choice but to go along, daring to hope this new land promises her family a better future.

In a wild, remote corner of Alaska, the Allbrights find a fiercely independent community of strong men and even stronger women. The long, sunlit days and the generosity of the locals make up for the newcomers’ lack of preparation and dwindling resources.

But as winter approaches and darkness descends, Ernt’s fragile mental state deteriorates. Soon the perils outside pale in comparison to threats from within. In their small cabin, covered in snow, blanketed in eighteen hours of night, Leni and her mother learn the terrible truth: they are on their own.

Copies of the book will be available to registered patrons for pick-up at the branch of their choice. Please register by the first of the month by phone at 516-466-8055, ext. 232 to guarantee receiving the book in time.

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

June 26, 2019

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Alaska, 1974. Ernt Allbright came home from the Vietnam War a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes the impulsive decision to move his wife and daughter north where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.

Cora will do anything for the man she loves, even if means following him into the unknown. Thirteen-year-old Leni, caught in the riptide of her parents’ passionate, stormy relationship, has little choice but to go along, daring to hope this new land promises her family a better future.

In a wild, remote corner of Alaska, the Allbrights find a fiercely independent community of strong men and even stronger women. The long, sunlit days and the generosity of the locals make up for the newcomers’ lack of preparation and dwindling resources.

But as winter approaches and darkness descends, Ernt’s fragile mental state deteriorates. Soon the perils outside pale in comparison to threats from within. In their small cabin, covered in snow, blanketed in eighteen hours of night, Leni and her mother learn the terrible truth: they are on their own.

Copies of the book will be available to registered patrons for pick-up at the branch of their choice. Please register by the first of the month by phone at 516-466-8055, ext. 232 to guarantee receiving the book in time.

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library


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