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April 2021 - New Books

The nature of the story behind The Man Who Lived Underground is as pertinent today as it was when it was written in the 1940s. Published for the first time, Richard Wright, the legendary author of Native Son and Black Boys, has given us another classic that may well become one of the literary events...

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April 2021 - New Movies & TV Releases

As Netflix announces a batch of original new titles from well-known actors during the month of April, this puts a strain on new DVD releases, as is reflected in our additions to the library’s collection this month.  Streaming services such as Amazon, Disney+, Hulu and HBO Max continue to domina...

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April Community Service for Young Adults

April Community Service for SHPL residents currently in Grades 6-12   Monthly Community Service:Letters to Veterans  Earn two hours of community service this month by giving back and writing out postcards to local veterans. Register to pick up a grab and go pack between April 1 th...

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Farewell to Overdue Fines

The South Huntington Library has permanently eliminated late fines on most of its materials, except for equipment -- including laptops and hotspots -- and museum passes. By going fine free, the library can more fully pursue its mission to foster connections, satisfy curiosity and inspire creativi...

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Introducing LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) is an online education service that can help you learn business, creative, education and technology skills through streaming videos taught by expert instructors. Best of all, it is FREE with your library card! Patrons will now have access to the following: ...

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The Soundtrack to a Story: YA books with musical themes

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” – Plato With an impact like that, it’s no wonder that so many people find joy, comfort, energy, and connection through music.  For the authors featured below, tying a love of music tog...

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Music on Our Minds

Hello, friends! Here we are, back again for another edition of the SHPL children’s book blog!  I’d like to start out with a question…  How many of you like reading?  Oh! So many of you!  I’m happy to hear that! And how many of you like music? Wow! So many music fan...

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Fall in Love with These Romantic Period Dramas

Unsurprisingly, some of the best romantic period dramas have made their way to the screen by way of books. And while we love all the TV series on this list, books add a certain element the screen can never touch. If you find yourself hankering for a little more depth and detail once you've finished ...

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Irish Crime Fiction

While many of us here in the States may think of Ireland as a land of rolling green hills and céilí folk music, it's also home to some great crime fiction. Emotionally impactful, hard-boiled, and suspenseful, this month we take a look at some of the best contemporary crime fiction from Ireland, both...