- Check out or download a copy of Dead Wake from the Huntington Public Library collection; CD books and Large Print versions are available. Please ask one of our librarians to assist you in locating or downloading a copy.
- Attend the free, ticketed, author event at the Hillwood Recital Hall on the C.W. Post Campus on Sunday, April 23 at 2:00 PM where Eric Larson will read from his work, talk about the process of writing Dead Wake and answer questions. Information about free tickets for the event may be found after March 15 at longislandreads.org. Tickets are required for entry to the event and seating will be first come, first seated.
- Participate in a local book discussion of Dead Wake at the Huntington Public Library on Wednesday, April 19 at either 2:00 PM or 7:00 PM in our Main Meeting Room. The discussions are open to all. Please register using code HMA397.
- Join us for a screening of the National Geographic documentary The Last Voyage of the Lusitania on Thursday, March 30 at 7:00 PM in our Main Auditorium. Martin Sheen narrates this 60 minute film which includes commentary from famed maritime explorer Dr. Robert Ballard as well as interviews with survivors of the tragic voyage. All are welcome. Please register for HMA669.
Free Tax preparation is available at our Station Branch on Saturdays, beginning in February and ending before April 15. Please note that some tax information, especially from brokerage firms, may not be sent until the end of February. Appointments slots are: 9:00 am, 10:00 am, 11:00 am & 12:00 pm
AARP Tax-Aide is administered by the AARP Foundation, in cooperation with the IRS. Electronic filing (e*filing) is included. Please bring your current tax records and copies of your last filed federal and state tax returns. All persons listed on the tax return must be present and must bring a photo ID and a Social Security card or another form of Social Security verification. Call 631-427-5165 ext. 251, or 122, for complete information and to make a reservation. Registration required. HPL cardholders only for the first week; after that, appointments are open to all.
AARP Tax-Aide is a free tax counseling and preparation service, helping low and middle-income taxpayers, with special attention to people ages 60 years and older. AARP Tax Aide volunteers cannot prepare returns that include rental property, military income, alternative minimum tax, or those with many stock transactions.
Wedneday, February 22, 2017 · 7:00pm · Main Auditorium
Register using code HMA814
“Henry Alsberg: Driving Force of the New Deal Federal Writers’ Project” by Susan DeMasi. Susan DeMasi presents her biography on journalist and social justice pioneer Henry Alsberg. She looks at Alsberg’s work as a pre-civil rights era human rights champion and provides close-up examinations of WPA ex-slave narratives, including photographs, and print and audio oral histories from the 1930s. During the 1920s, Henry Alsberg led the struggle to aid Jewish pogrom survivors in Eastern Europe and initiated the first major effort to assist international political prisoners. During the Great Depression, he directed the WPA Federal Writers’ Project, which employed thousands of writers and produced more than 1,000 publications from 1935-39. He recruited African Americans to help write their own history and gathered oral histories from former slaves. Some writers went on to storied careers. Alsberg’s friends included literary and cultural luminaries like Richard Wright, Emma Goldman, Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter, and NAACP leader Walter White. DeMasi’s book will be on sale after the talk with 10% of proceeds donated to the Friends of Huntington Public Library. Susan DeMasi is a professor at Suffolk County Community College and an award-winning journalist, playwright, and screenwriter. Her work has appeared in the New York Times and other publications. Registration required. Open to all.