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  • We're looking for a few people to participate in a Focus Group on children's programming. In order to contribute you must be: - A resident of Three Village - A parent or caregiver of a child under the age of 5 who has NOT attended a library program in the past year - Available on Saturday, June 6 at 10:00 a.m. We will serve bagels and coffee, and it should take about an hour.
    If you or anyone you know is interested, please email Children’s Librarian Marcela Lenihan at marcela@emmaclark.org.
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  • Look up at the Library.  Is it a bird?  Is it a plane?  No, it’s…graphic novels! Coming in June – just in time for Summer Reading – the Children’s Department will now house graphic novels.  There will be about 200 new novels to start with titles such as Avengers, Big Nate, Bone , Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, My Little Pony, Scooby Doo, Sports Illustrated , and Star Wars . Graphic novels, or comic books, appeal to many reluctant readers because of the way they combine text with visual representation.  They teach children how to interpret images, which is especially important in our media world.  They also encourage reading for enjoyment and pleasure. We're elated to offer this new collection and widen the variety of
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  • Protect your privacy and get rid of clutter!  On Saturday, May 30 , we're having Community Shred Day from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  A shredding truck from A Shred Away Inc. will be in the library’s parking lot for on-site shredding of personal documents.  All paper will be 100% recycled at a certified paper mill. This service is open to the public.  There is no need to register or to be a Three Village resident.  Last year 8,200 lbs. of documents were shredded  Let’s hope we surpass that number this year! Please note that they do not accept plastic, carbon paper, hanging files, red well folders, cardboard, newspaper or magazines. Clips and staples are fine to put through the shredder.  They will take up to three boxes per
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  • More free electronic magazines for you to download - just in time for summer travels or a day at the beach!  A few of the popular titles include Bicycling , Entertainment Weekly , Field & Stream , Homes & Gardens , Popular Science , Real Simple , Runner's World , Town & Country , Travel & Leisure , and US Weekly . eMagazines make it easy to read multiple magazines at once - without the burden of carrying several magazines in your bag and without the clutter of stacks of magazines around the home.  Additionally, you may borrow each magazine’s current issue from the comfort of your own home or anywhere you wish to download a magazine. Our eMagazine service, Flipster, is available to download through Live-brary and is easily accessed right on the library’s website at emmaclark.org/downloads/ . The
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  • For the month of May, the public will be able to view a special dance performance via film by Emily Beattie – resident of Setauket, artist, dancer, and faculty at the Center for Dance, Movement, and Somatic Learning at Stony Brook University. Ms. Beattie’s project, titled Hearth , is a series of gesture-based dance solos inspired by her visits with the Rhodes Committee, an oral history group (open to the public) led by the Three Village Historical Society which meets Tuesday mornings at the library.  The group looks at old photographs or artifacts and shares memories of the community.  Ms. Beattie’s dances use these objects or images of the objects to reveal stories of the Three Village area and express our local
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  • On Sunday, April 26 Emma Clark Library, along with the family of the late Helen Stein Shack, local elected officials, and representatives from the Three Village Central School district, awarded teens with the first annual Helen Stein Shack Picture Book Award: Grand Prize (Grades 7 – 9 category):  Leah Cussen for Lenny the Lion Grand Prize (Grades 10 – 12 category):  Wendy Wahlert for Lilabet Honorable Mentions (Grades 7 – 9 category):  Samuel Kim for Freddy the Fish and the First Day of School and Anny Weisenberg for Red Boots for Rainy Days Honorable Mentions (Grades 10 – 12 category):  Kiera Alventosa for Heal Our Mother Earth and Sarah and Karen Jiang for Pengy Goes on an Adventure Lenny the Lion by Leah Cussen
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  • Have you been watching the AMC series Turn about General Washington's Culper Spy Ring? Want to learn more? Consult our interactive map at spyring.emmaclark.org to visit the places where history happened, or check out our list of recommended materials and websites to discover the facts behind this important story that took place right here during the Revolutionary War. Photo credit:  Dianne Trautmann, Three Village Historical Society
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  • The Board of Trustees of Emma S. Clark Memorial Library seeks to fill a current vacancy. All residents of the Three Village Central School District eighteen years of age and older are eligible for consideration. It is a goal of the Board to be as representative as possible of all residents of the Three Village area. Anyone interested should apply in writing to the Board of Trustees Emma S. Clark Memorial Library 120 Main Street, Setauket, NY 11733 by May 31, 2015.
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