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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Looking for Local Talent

Do you have a special skill or craft? Brentwood Public library is seeking members of the community with special skills or crafts. Please call us at 631-273-7883 ext 325 and ask for Marsha Greenspan.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Brentwood Makes Reading FUNdamental

This past summer, SNAP put the “Fun” in reading is fundamental!
Through a unique collabora-tion with the Brentwood Public Library, SNAP was able to offer a summer reading program for young-sters in the Brentwood community. In an effort to promote early literacy skills and peer mentoring, sev-eral SNAP students served as “Book Buddies” for elementary-school aged children. Each Monday during July and August, students assembled to read, learn, and grow from one another. High school students who had been active in SNAP’s programs at the Freshman Center and the High School were invited to donate some of their time to working with younger students, helping them with their reading skills. It was a wonderful opportunity for younger students to learn from their older peers while simultaneously strengthening their reading capabilities. Books of all sorts were explored, from fiction to non-fiction and everything in between. 2010 marked the fourth straight summer that SNAP provided such a program and the momentum has helped the program to market itself! Several students were inquiring about Book Buddies even before the summer began, which speaks volumes about their dedication and commit-ment to serving as youth leaders, mentors, and the foundation of their community. It takes a very spe-cial kind of person to positively influence a young and impressionable mind and SNAP students have displayed time and time again, that they possess that special personality trait. Said Brentwood High School SNAP student Dorian Drummond: “I enjoy working with the kids be-cause it makes me feel great inside to know that I’m affecting the younger generation in a positive way, it’s invaluable.” It was truly an honor for Mr. Fox, Mr. Grotell, and Mr. Weinstein to work with these young people and we look forward to continuing quality programming throughout the 2010-2011 school year.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Brentwood Public Library open on Sundays

Beginning October 3rd, the Brentwood Public Library will be open on Sundays.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

WSHU @ BPL for Live-brary

Live-brary Launch @ BPL

Live-Brary Launch @ BPL

Live-brary at Brentwood Public Library

Live-brary Launch @ BPL, WSHU comes to visit



WSHU PUBLIC RADIO visits BPL for Live-brary

WSHU PUBLIC RADIO
Suffolk County library patrons have a new library they can go to online. It's called Live-brary.com, It is an effort to bring all the resources from Suffolk's 56 libraries onto a single website.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

What is Live-brary.com?

To celebrate the official launch of Live-brary.com, we're sponsoring a video contest! Submit your entry as a reply to this video by October 8, 2010. See the video for details

Monday, September 13, 2010

Hispanic Heritage Month


Hispanic Heritage Month


SEWING WORKSHOP IN SPANISH
Thursdays, September 9, 23 & 30
6:30-8:30 p.m.
SPANISH POETRY
Wednesdays, September 15 & October 20,
7:00-8:30 p.m.
BILINGUAL STORYTIME for ages 3-6 years
Tuesdays, September 21 & October 19,
7:00-7:45 p.m.
U.S. IMMIGRATION LAW
Wednesday, September 22, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
MY HISPANIC HERITAGE
Fridays, September 24, October 1, 8 & 15,
7:00-9:00 p.m.
HOW TO FIND YOUR HISPANIC ANCESTORS

Thursday, September 30, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
FAMILY FIESTA for ages 3 & up
Sunday, October 3, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
BILINGUAL BOOK DISCUSSION-
My Invented Country
Wednesday, October 6, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
BILINGUAL TOGETHERTIME for ages 9-12 years
Wednesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27 & November 3, 10
6:30-8:30 p.m.
HISPANIC COMMUNITY HEALTH
Thursday, October 7, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
LEARN TO SALSA
Friday, October 8, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
CELEBRATE LATIN MUSIC WITH NAOMI ZEITLIN
Sunday, October 10, 2:00 p.m.
Visit the HISTORY ROOM to view SPECIAL DISPLAYS!



Thursday, September 02, 2010

Tutor.Com Librarians by Request Service closed for labor day

Tutor.Com’s Librarians by Request Service will be closed Monday, September 6, 2010, in observance of the Labor Day Holiday. We will close at 12:00 am ET on Monday, September 6, 2010, and will reopen at 12:00 am ET on Tuesday, September 7, 2010.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Live-Brary.com Launch Party 9/21/10 from 3 pm -9 pm

Join us for festivities and launch of Suffolk County's digital branch (Līve-brary.com ) from 3 pm to 9 pm on 9/21/10

Send us a tweet @Brenlibpr,  or comment on our facebook page to finish this phrase
Brentwood Public Library is important because.....
Just bring us a printout or show us on your mobile phone and receive a prize on 9/21/10 at our launch party from 3 pm to 9 pm

Also, just ask about Līve-brary.com on 9/21/10 at our launch party  from 3 pm - 9 pm at Brentwood Public Library and receive a prize

Live-brary

Līve-brary.com is the Digital Branch for Suffolk public libraries’ electronic and online shared services. This digital branch employs social media and other web apps to feature library-created content and push or feed that content to users. Because the content is dynamic, it continually changes keeping the user interested and encouraging return visits.

You can think of Līve-brary.com as a department store with many products for sale inside. If you want to buy shoes, coats, furniture, and linens, you could go to four individual stores. Each store has to advertise and market to you, and you have to travel all over to find and buy everything you need. Or, you could go to Macy’s, where you can get these items under one roof. Macy’s only has to market their brand once, and you find their goods once you go there.

Friday, July 23, 2010

VolunteerMatch

Looking to volunteer? Not sure what to do? Check out VolunteerMatch. This service can help you find a match amongst its database of 73,000 nonprofit organizations.

Friday, July 02, 2010





Monday, June 07, 2010

Sunday hours change

Beginning Sunday, June 13th, the Brentwood Public Library will be closed on Sundays until further notice.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

Library Buget Vote and Trustee Election Tuesday April 13th from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM


THE LIBRARY’S ANNUAL MEETING WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, APRIL 13,2010 FROM 9:00 A.M. TO 9:00 P.M. IN THE LIBRARY.

LA REUNION ANNUAL DE LA BIBLIOTECA SE REALIZARA EL MARTES,ABRIL 13, 2010 DE 9:00 A.M. TO 9:00 P.M. EN LA BIBLIOTECA.


Tuesday, April 06, 2010

A Day In The Life Of Brentwood Public Library

Record Maintenance Wednesday April 7th

On Wednesday April 7th, there will be catalog maintenance.
The public will not be able to access their account to change phone, email, mylists, reading history, place, or cancel holds.
Please use http://encore.suffolk.lib.ny.us/
to search the catalog
Thank you for your cooperation

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Interactive Historical Census Information

You might have received your census form this week. Check out this interactive map based on census data at http://www.socialexplorer.com/pub/maps/map3.aspx?&g=0. Try zooming in on an area and adding series of maps to to the slide show tool on the bottom to get a loop demonstrating how populations have changed over time.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Record Maintenance

Patrons will be unable to place holds, renew or update their records tonight from approximately 9:30-10:30pm.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Sistas on Fire Cancelled for March 7th

Sistas on Fire Cancelled for March 7th

New Website

Check out our New Website!!  We'd love to hear your feedback

Friday, February 26, 2010

Librarians Gone Wild

Check out this recent On the Media segment on the importance of librarians in our digital age. Scroll to the top for links to hear the whole show, which includes the audio version of the segment.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Protect NY Libraries


Help us protect NY’s libraries and library systems. We need to tell the NYS Legislature to reject the $2.4 million cut in Library Aid Governor David Paterson is proposing in the 2010-2011 Executive Budget.
This will be the fifth cut in less than two years and will bring Library Aid down from $102 million in 2007 to $84.5 million in 2010. These cuts combined total an $18 million or 18% reduction in funding for library services. Libraries are part of our safety net—they are essential to life long learning, jobs and opportunity, quality of life and community empowerment


Visit the Advocacy Page

Monday, February 08, 2010

New Catalog!

Soon, you will see a new design of the Catalog. This design is to reflect the new design of the County Catalog and is more user friendly. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Skype to Haiti

Use Skype at the Brentwood Public Library to contact loved ones in Haiti, who have access to Skype. Please contact the reference desk at 631-273-7883 ext 305