From Jazz to Soul feat. Rhonda Denet
Sunday, January 22nd at 2:00pm
Songs from the 30’s through the 70’s – a musical journey from the era when the “First Lady of Song” Ella Fitzgerald graced the stage to when the “Queen of Soul,” Aretha Franklin ruled the airways. This showcase will also pay tribute to Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Etta James, Mary Wells and Gladys Knight. Sponsored by the Friends of the West Islip Library
Monday Night Documentary
January 23rd at 7:00pm
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week (2016) – A compilation of found footage featuring music, interviews, and stories of The Beatles’ 250 concerts from 1963 to 1966. A film by Ron Howard. Refreshments will be served.
Lights on Literature Book Club
Tuesday, January 24th at 3:00pm
“The Cuckoo’s Calling” by Robert Galbraith
Librarian Rebecca Kaplan will discuss this mystery, written by J.K. Rowling under the pseudonym, Robert Galbraith. Cormoran Strike is a private detective, down on his luck and close to calling it quits when rich man wants Strike to investigate his adopted sister’s suicide, which he believes has to be murder.
New York Wines
Tuesday, January 24th at 7:00pm
Let’s explore the Empire State wine regions. We will talk about the origins, type of grapes, styles of wines and productions in New York State.
The Ugly Truth: Heroin and Opiate Abuse
Wednesday, January 25th at 6:30pm
Representatives from the SCPD, Medical Examiner’s Office and Office of Mental Health will present information on the growing scourge of heroin & opiate/opiod use & dependency in our neighborhoods. Free drug testing kits will be available & EMTs will provide training in the use of NARCAN opioid antagonist kits to reverse the effects of a heroin or related substance overdose, as well as the kits themselves.