Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Local History Roundtable

Please join us for our second meeting of Huntington Public Library's Local History Roundtable on Wednesday, October 3rd at 3pm. New members welcome.
For more information, contact Teresa Schwind or Lori King at 631-427-5165 ext.251.

Monday, September 14, 2009

A Pictorial History of Fire Island Lecture

Smithtown Public Library, Long Island Room presents a lecture on the history of Fire Island.

A Pictorial History of Fire Island - a talk by Frank Turano will take place on Monday, Sept 21 7pm at the Smithtown Library (Main Bldg), 1 North Country Rd. Smithtown, New York 11787, (631)265-2072.

Join the library for an informative evening as Frank Turano, an environmental historian who has been researching Fire Island and its history and inhabitants, presents a pictorial view of the island in its boardinghouse era, the mid-19th century through the 1930's. Dr. Turano has many photographs to show and vignettes to share about happenings along the barrier beach communities that will delight and enlighten us all. Note; The library will display an exhibit in the LI Room cases through September showing their holdings on this interesting place. Call Cathy Ball 265-2072 x243 for information or registration.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


At 7:00 pm, September 23, 2009 at the Conklin Barn at 2 High Street in Huntington, NY, the Huntington Historical Society presents an excellent genealogy workshop. The speaker is Maira Liriano, Manager of the Milstein Division of U.S. History, Local History and Genealogy at the Stephen A. Schwarzmean Bldg of the New York Public Library.

The New York Public Library, one of the world's largest and most accessible genealogical collections just got even bigger. Last summer the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society's extraordinary collection of genealogical and biographical materials focused on "families, persons and citizens associated and identified with the State of New York" was donated to the New York Public Library. Joining the Library's already rich and heavily used genealogical and manuscript collections the merged materials of the NYPL and the G & B will create an unparalleled, publicly accessible resource. This lecture will provide an overview of the G & B collection and highlight other exciting developments at the New York Public Library.