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Sag Harbor’s Library Opens a New Chapter

“The library in Sag Harbor has always functioned as more than a place to store books.From its start in 1910, the John Jermain Memorial Library has been a cultural and community center in the former whaling village on the East End of Long Island. The first library director, Olive Pratt Young, offered English classes for immigrant workers. She bought a Victrola and held music nights in the building’s grand rotunda.Last weekend, the building, designed in the Classical Revival style, reopened after a four-year restoration and expansion with its missions intact. The finished product illuminates Sag Harbor’s past while embracing the modern role libraries play in their communities.” (via WSJ)

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On Long Island, Bookstores and Libraries Expand Their Offerings

“When Marty Schwartz and Melinda Nasti take a vacation, they make a point of finding live-music venues. “We’re really attracted to places with folk singers,” Ms. Nasti said on the day after Christmas, while she and Mr. Schwartz, who live in Port Washington, sat at a corner table in the 20-seat cafe at the Dolphin Bookshop there. They were there not to thumb through a stack of best sellers, but to listen as Fred Hintze, a musician from Lake Panamok, on eastern Long Island, strummed his guitar and sang.” (via NYTimes.com)

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Changed by 9/11: Kathryn Heaviside, Research Librarian

Northport Patch – “A deluge of books were published on all aspects of the attacks in the months and years following 9/11–from building design, religion, and politics, to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the nature of grief. It was Kathryn Heaviside’s job to sort them all out. Heaviside, a research librarian at the Northport branch of the Northport-East Northport Public Library, compiled a two-inch thick binder of informational resources, many of them focused on counseling after trauma and loss. She was all too familiar with the topic.”

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