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A Wholesomely Creative Year

by Brianna

How are those resolutions going?

Every new year, I try to establish a creative goal. And each year, I learn how to be more vulnerable and patient with my crafts. I’m not sure if you made a resolution or a yearly intention, but I ask you to consider enhancing your creative spirit. Reader, I am sure you’ve been through a lot the last two years, I know I have. Arts, crafts, and hobbies help us burn a little brighter. This year, how can you acknowledge the creative feeling within?

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Cozy Days and Cozy Reads

Brrr!

Winter is here, and I’m sure most of us are feeling it. The cold and another round of quarantine are giving me flashbacks. But we can make this season something fruitful, stimulating, and relaxing. How can we achieve all that? Well, I have a few book recommendations!

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November is Native American Heritage Month!

The entire month of November is dedicated to the beauty, history, and preservation of Native American Heritage. So much of our culture originates from Native Americans- even a handful of our towns on Long Island are named after tribes! Take the time to celebrate and learn about Native American culture with these selected fiction titles.

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Virtual Author Visits Galore!

This fall, we have had the pleasure of hosting several authors virtually over Zoom to discuss the books they’ve written along with what is in store for them in the future. In September, we welcomed Caroline Louise Walker, debut author of Man of The Year.  Last week we had a terrific time chatting it up with Robert Dugoni, a New York Times Bestselling Author of The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell. If you were unable to attend the visits, fear not! They are available to view here.

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Witch, Please! Modern-Day Witches Are Here To Stay

We are almost halfway through October, and I know I am ready to celebrate the spooky season! We love this time of year.  So many characters come to mind when thinking about All Hollow’s Eve, but one that has really risen in popularity is witches! And I am not talking about green-skinned, wart-faced ladies who ride broomsticks in the night! There has been a lot of interest in Paganism and Wicca practices (and we still love the green skinned kind too).  Because of this, modern day witches have certainly put a spell on our fiction and nonfiction world!

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Read a Banned book!

Celebrate your FREADom: Banned Books Week 2021

“Censorship is telling a man he can’t have a steak just because a baby can’t chew it.” -Mark Twain

This week is Banned Books Week! From Sunday, September 26th to Saturday, October 2nd is when we celebrate our freedom to read (even though everyday should be a celebration of reading!) and bring awareness to book censorship.

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Summer Starts Now! Making Waves…

Summer Reading is here!

It’s our favorite time of year! We’ve got lots of fun planned for this summer season. Here’s a list of the great programs we have coming soon (and check out our event calendar for more information and the links to join):

 

KICKING OFF SUMMER 2021 WITH THESE MUST-READ AUTHORS

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Lisa Gardner June 16 at 7pm
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Chris Whitaker live from the UK on July 15 at 7pm!
Summer reading is just around the corner, and we’ve got some exciting things lined up! We’ll be kicking off the summer with some amazing author visits. Lisa Gardner and Chris Whitaker will be visiting us virtually in the next few months.They’ll be discussing some of our favorite books and might even give us a sneak peek as to their what is next for them!

These events are open to all! Visit our event calendar for the online links. And don’t forget to tell your friends and share this exciting news with your book clubs. Book clubs that register with us will have the chance to win an exclusive book club gift during our visit with Lisa Gardner on May 16th. Click here to sign up!

Want to read some of these authors before they visit? No problem! Come in to browse our collection, set up a curbside pickup, or give us a call and we’ll be sure to help you get ready reading!

 

Your Personal “Book” Shopper

We have lots of new titles coming in everyday. Do you need a few books to browse from home? If so, be sure to fill out a Book Tasting form. One of our librarians will create the perfect at home browsing bag for you. Give it a try today!

 

Fall in love with these authors

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Lisa See visiting Oct. 8!
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Craig Davidson visiting Nov. 12!
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Ellen Meister visiting Dec. 1!
At Oceanside Library, we are super excited to be hosting an amazing line up of authors this fall. Best selling authors Lisa See, Craig Davidson, and Ellen Meister will each be visiting us virtually in the next few months. They’ll be discussing some of our favorite books and giving us a sneak peek as to what might be new to the shelves in 2021. These events are open to all! Visit our event calendar for the online links.
And don’t forget to tell your friends and share with your bookclubs. Bookclubs that register with us, will have the chance to win an exclusive bookclub gift during our visit with Lisa See on October 8th. Click here to sign up!
Want to read some of these authors before they visit? No problem!   Browsing and borrowing and curbside pickup are available or give us a call and we’ll be sure to help you get ready reading!