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Author Visit and Book Signing: George Washington’s 1790 Grand Tour of Long Island, by Dr. Joanne S. Grasso
Monday, April 8 • 7:00 pm • Auditorium
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In April 1790, two hundred and twenty nine years ago, President George Washington set out to tour the new nation. He spent five days on Long Island, an area that was recovering from seven years of British occupation, and traveled from Brooklyn to Setauket and back. He wrote extensive diary entries about his travels and overnight stays at local taverns and homes. Dr. Joanne S. Grasso, Adjunct Associate Professor of History & Political Science from NYIT, traces this momentous journey. She also holds an interdisciplinary Doctor of Arts Degree in Modern World History. Registration required. Open to all.

 

 

 

2019-2020 Annual Budget Vote and Trustee Election

voteAs we complete the renovation of our magazine room in our Main building, I hope you’ve had a chance to see what we’ve done and maybe sit by our new fireplace for a bit. It has been most inviting on some of our cold winter days. We also have some new comfortable seating on the second floor in both of our buildings which has helped to give us much needed additional reading space.

As we continue to offer many diverse programs and services, I’d like you to know how much I appreciate the support that you, our patrons, continue to give us. Please note the information on our upcoming budget vote and trustee election. I hope you will take the time to come out and vote that day.

This year, our annual Budget Vote will take place on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 from 10:00 am – 9:00 pm at our Main St. location. The Proposed Budget information may be viewed HERE. There is also an election to fill a five-year term on the Board of Trustees. To become a candidate for this office, you must meet the district eligibility requirements listed in Article II, Section 2 of the Huntington Public Library By-Laws.  Eligible candidates must submit a petition with at least 25 signatures to the school district clerk by Monday, March 4, 2019, 3:00 pm. Petitions are available at the district clerk’s office at 50 Tower Street, Huntington Station. (631-673-2126).

Please join us for our Budget Presentation & Meet the Candidates Night on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 6:00 pm at the Station Branch. For more information, or if you have any questions or concerns about the library, please feel free to contact me at any time by phone: 631-427-5165 x 206 or by email: . Wishing you all a warm and wonderful spring!

– Joanne Adam, Library Director

BUDGET PRESENTATION & MEET THE CANDIDATE(S)

There will be a Budget Presentation for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 and an opportunity to meet the Trustee Candidate(s) on:

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 6:00pm at our Station Branch location, 1335 New York Avenue, Huntington Station, NY 11746.   As of this writing, Ann Scolnick is running unopposed for another term.  Her biography may be found HERE.

 

VOTER REGISTRATION INFO

Residents of Huntington Union Free School District who wish to register to vote may do so by presenting themselves personally at the Office of the District Clerk, 50 Tower Street, Huntington Station, between the hours of 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Monday - Friday, except for the five (5) days preceding the vote. You may vote if you meet the following qualifications. If in doubt, contact the Office of the District Clerk at 631-673-2126.

  • You are a U.S. citizen.
  • You are at least 18 years of age.
  • You have been a resident of HUFSD #3 for at least thirty (30) days prior to the vote.
  • You are registered with either the School District or for the General Election.

 

ABSENTEE BALLOTS INFO

  • Submit an application for absentee ballot to the Office of the District Clerk. Applications are available at the Library and at the Office of the District Clerk.
  • Submit the application for absentee ballot at least seven (7) days before the vote on April 10, if the absentee ballot is to be mailed to the voter.
  • If the voter wishes to pick up an absentee ballot personally, the voter must present the application for absentee ballot to the Clerk at least one (1) day before the vote.
  • The absentee ballot must be filed with the District Clerk by 5:00 pm on the day of the vote, Tuesday, April 2, 2019. For more information, please call the District clerk at 631-673-2126.

 

 

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THE 2019 LONG ISLAND READS PICK IS IN! The Female Persuasion, by Meg Wolitzer

Join us for the 2019 Long Island Reads Selection Award Event honoring Meg Wolitzer for her novel The Female Persuasion. Wolitzer, who grew up in Syosset and graduated from Syosset High School will be speaking at:

Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library
999 Old Country Road, Plainview, NY 11803
Sunday, April 7, 2019 • 2:00 p.m.


FREE tickets will be available to the public beginning Friday, March 1 at 9:30 am at https://longislandreads.wordpress.com/

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Long Island Reads is an island-wide reading initiative, spearheaded by a group of Suffolk and Nassau County librarians, intended to bring together readers from across Long Island to discuss a book and participate in library-sponsored activities and associated events.

Following the Award Event on April 7th, Huntington Public Library we will be having an evening book discussion of The Female Persausion in our Meeting Room on April 9 at 7:00 p.m.

A synopsis of The Female Persuasion, by Meg Wolitzer: A shy college freshman, Greer Kadetsky, finds her perspectives transformed by a mentor activist who is at the center of the women’s movement. This challenges Greer to discover herself in ways that take her far from the traditional life she envisioned at the side of her boyfriend. Registration required. Open to all.

 

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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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