12/02/13 10:53am


We close our 2013 fall season of Movies at the Library with “The Big Lebowski,” 117 minutes of cinematic frippery from Joel and Ethan Coen—the same team that wrote, produced and directed the Academy Award-winning “Fargo” and before that, “Raising Arizona,” the picture that put the Coen Brothers on the cinematic map. (more…)

11/28/13 10:00am
Artwork by Peter Waldner

Artwork by Peter Waldner

The Friends of the Shelter Island Public Library will be hosting the Turkey Plunge, rain, snow or shine, on Saturday, November 30 at 11 a.m. at Crescent Beach. All plungers are welcome and wetsuits are acceptable, maybe even preferable. Toes, ankles, knees, waist or full immersion — your choice! (more…)

11/26/13 12:30pm
Photo by Beverlea Walz | Harrison Weslek negotiating with Santa at the PTSA Breakfast with Santa.

Photo by Beverlea Walz | Harrison Weslek negotiating with Santa at the PTSA Breakfast with Santa.

Holidays on “The Rock” include some of our favorite events and activities of the entire year. Starting the weekend after Thanksgiving, our quiet island revs up. Come on over for festive fun and maybe even some snow. (more…)

08/23/13 12:30pm
fair on shelter island

Photo by Beverlea Walz | Bouncing in the bounce house at the Country Fair.

Shelter Island will be an island of fun tomorrow Saturday, August 24. At the Center firehouse, located on Route 114 in the heart of town, the Shelter Island Fire Department will host a Country Fair between noon and 3 p.m. There will be something for everyone — a pig roast, turkey, sausage and peppers, kielbasa, as well as hot dogs and burgers with all the accompaniments. Kids can enjoy the bounce house, try their luck at games and take a tour of the firehouse and the firetrucks. There will be music by Joe Lauro’s band and a food raffle sponsored by Schmidt’s Market. (more…)

08/16/13 8:00am
rory kennedy

Courtesy Photo | Rory Kennedy to screen and discuss her film “Ethel” at the Shelter Island Public Library.

Rory Kennedy takes a break from her summer holiday on Shelter Island to screen her film, “Ethel,” and discuss it with fellow Islanders at the Shelter Island Public Library’s popular Friday Night Dialogues tonight August 16.

“Ethel” — just nominated for five Emmy awards — “is a loving, touching and sometimes mischievous tribute to Ethel Kennedy … a private look inside a highly public life,” wrote The New York Times in a review prior to last October’s airing on HBO. (more…)