Sunday, December 2, 2018 · 2:00 - 4:00 pm · Auditorium
Register using code HMA918
Life Detonated, The True Story of a Widow and a Hijacker by Kathleen Murray Moran. This is the gripping true story of Kathleen Murray, a young mother whose life was changed when her husband, an NYPD bomb disposal expert, was killed by a terrorist’s bomb left in a Grand Central Station locker. It details the hijacking of TWA Flight 355, her correspondence with the wife of the hijacker, Murray’s appeal for the woman’s release from prison, and the final face-to-face meeting where the truth of who the hijacker was and what she wanted ripped away her ability to trust. An excerpt from Kathleen’s memoir went viral on Salon.com. A podcast recorded for NPR’s Snap Judgment earned Atlantic Monthly’s Top-Fifty spot. Kathleen, co-founder of Survivors of the Shield (SOS), was recently approached by 20/20 to participate in a feature on forgiveness. Books will be available for purchase and signing! Registration required. Open to all.
New York State Education Department recently awarded the Huntington Public Library $77,500 in construction aid for our recent HVAC and LED lighting project. We also received another $20,000 in New York State Bullet Aid which we plan to use toward new technology for the library. We thank Supervisor Chad Lupinacci, Assemblyman Steve Stern and Senator Carl Marcellino for all they did to help us secure these grants and for keeping this aid in the New York State budget for libraries.
The next project at our Main location will be the magazine room. We ask for your patience while we renovate this area and temporarily relocate the magazines and new books. We are working towards making this a more comfortable and inviting area.
We're also continuing to update the Station Branch as we make good use of the second floor and reconfigure some areas on the first floor.
Our newly formed Foundation is having a reception to showcase some of the projects they have funded for the library. This is an open invitation to all who are interested in seeing what has been done and hearing more about the Foundation. See information on this page for details - all are welcome to join us!
I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving and a Happy Holiday Season!
Please feel free to contact me by phone: (631) 427-5165, ext. 206 or by email: .
– Joanne Adam, Library Director