Friends of the Library

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Each year…

The Annual Stuart Fishman Memorial Concert- Two Shows!

Featuring outstanding music and dance; The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn, Cuban music and dance, South American music and dance, and more!

The spectacular Highlights in Jazz, every quarter! First-rate jazz musicians, straight from NYC!

The Friends co sponsor Feelin’ Groovy, every quarter
The Other American Songbook: rock’n’ roll, folk, 60s music and more!


  • Plaza Theatrical Productions, Inc, The best in children shows on LI
  • A complimentary book to 160 1st Graders every year, as they get their first library card!
  • Exciting Science Shows!
    A whole new series of young people’s science shows: astronomy, animals from LI’s wildlife sanctuaries, and more!

The Friends of the Library co sponsor the 92YLive simulcasts from the famous 92ndStY in NYC, Featuring stimulating panel discussions on current events and interviews of famous authors and celebrities, right to your library! No need to travel into the city to experience the famous 92ndStY lectures.

Famous Authors come to visit! Co sponsored by the Friends
Gail Sheehy, Roger Rosenblatt, Julie Oringer, Elinor Lipman, Joan Nathan, Rabbi Tokayer, and more.

Six months of Great Decisions/ 8 sessions, sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association, with Prof. Stanislao Pugliese, Hofstra University

Eight months of the Great Books Discussion Group
Read the classics you have always wanted to read!

The Friends of the Library co sponsor Summer Music in the Courtyard
Live music outside with refreshments, hospitality by the Friends, in our beautiful courtyard on summer evenings.

And these are just the highlights of what we do. With your help, we can do more!

All tax deductible contributions come back to you and your community as programs, concerts, author visits, children programs, and gifts to the library.


Each year we try harder with your help.
Join us.