Book Talk & Signing with Author Kathleen Murray Moran: Life Detonated, The True Story of a Widow and a Hijacker

Sunday, December 2, 2018 · 2:00 - 4:00 pm · Auditorium

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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 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.



NaNoWRIMO 2018!
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Tuesdays, November 6, 20; December 4 • 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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Come write in! Join us for NAtional NOvel WRIting Month, a nonprofit event that encourages aspiring writers to write a 50,000-word novel, or a first draft of one, in a month’s time. Adult fiction writers of all skill levels are welcome. Sharing work is encouraged, but not required. On November 6, learn all about it and meet other participants. Return on November 20 for encouragement and commiseration. Come back on December 4 to let us know whether you met your deadline. You are not required to attend all three sessions. If you have questions, you may email librarian Therese Purcell Nielsen at Registration required. Open to all.


Holiday Greetings!

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.

Joanne 2018

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

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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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