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Long Island Reads Book Discussions

April 2017

Join us on Thursday, April 13 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm or Tuesday, April 25 from 7:30 – 9:00 pm to discuss this year’s Long Island Reads selection, Dead Wake by Erik Larson. All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served. Reserve a copy today through or at the Research Desk. Visit our blog at

Long Island Naval History in Wartime

Wednesday, April 12 – 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Journalist, author and historian Bill Bleyer will discuss the naval history of Long Island through the centuries. Mr. Bleyer will chronicle the patriot whaleboat raids on British strongholds, the first amphibious landing of troops in American history and the sinking of the HMS Culloden off Montauk. Mr. Bleyer will also have copies of his books Sagamore Hill and Long Island and the Civil War for sale.

Exploring Long Island’s Shipwrecks

Wednesday, April 19 – 7:00 – 8:30 pm

The Eco-Photo Explorers will journey through a number of different shipwrecks spanning Long Island’s history from the Revolutionary War to the present. The Explorers have photographed numerous shipwrecks off the coast of Long Island and will share these fascinating underwater images. They will also discuss how these shipwrecks form artificial reefs and the marine life that inhabits them.