Fishers Island Library’s Summer 2017

As the summer of 2017 draws to a close, the Fishers Island Library would like to thank the community for its support during this past year. With contributions large and small, our library has undergone a transformation that propels us into the 21st century. In addition to boasting a first rate collection, we now have a library that welcomes visitors with large sunny workspaces and highly functional technology. Thank you for your patience during construction, your cheerleading upon completion and for your ongoing patronage of this island treasure. 

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Summer of 2017 Library Programs

Summer of 2017 Library Programs


Tuesday, July 11 – One of our favorites is back by popular demand! Master Storyteller Len Cabral will be here to inspire us with his stories full of heart and imagination. His words and enthusiasm captivate and speak to the child in all of us. This event is appropriate for the whole family. 4:30 pm

Thursday, July 13 –IPP 4-6 year olds will visit the Library for some stories and a fun project!

Friday, July 14 –Ribbon Cutting Celebration to thank the community and our supporters for helping us complete our fabulous front room renovation! Cocktails and food will be served. 5:30 pm

Saturday, July 15 – Come visit us on the green during the IPP Craft Show. We will have books for “adoption” and lots of other fun things! 9:00am-noon

Tuesday, July 18 – Regular Story Hour at 4:30

Tuesday, July 18 – Author Mary Mann who will talk about her new book Yawn: Adventures in Boredom. “Exploring such different settings as the workplace, war zones, and libraries, Mann offers a witty and enjoyable discourse on a ubiquitous state of mind. Mann’s wit and honesty will draw readers in.”—Publishers Weekly 5:30 pm

Tuesday, July 25 – Regular Story Hour at 4:30 pm

Monday, July 31 – Author Luanne Rice will be visiting and talking about her new Young Adult novel The Beautiful Lost. Luanne Rice is a New York Times bestselling author whose novels are often about love, family, and the sea. Sometimes mentioning Fishers Island, as well as other locations known to many of us, Luanne will share some insight into her latest novel, followed by informal conversation and the opportunity for questions. 5:30 pm

Tuesday, August 1 – Regular Story Hour in honor of National Coloring Book Day (Aug. 2) 4:30 pm


Tuesday, August 8 – Two-time Grammy Award Winning Storyteller Bill Harley is back with his hilarious songs and stories! “Bill Harley has the uncanny ability to reaffirm life for listeners, be they five or fifty. Humor, empathy, intelligence and reality all radiate from his work and from him.” – Penguin Books This event is appropriate for the young and the young at heart! 4:30 pm

Wednesday, August 9 – (No IPP Today because of the Town of Southold Day at FI School). Instead, come join us outside at the Library for a special project based on the children’s book Only One You. Each child will paint a rock that will be included in a special rock garden on the grounds of the FI Library. We want to have a big, beautiful garden of painted rocks, so come on over! We are looking for adult volunteers to assist. All children are welcome! A snack will be provided. 10:00 am-12 noon

Tuesday, August 15 – Our famous “Stuffed Animal Sleepover” special story hour returns! Join us at 4:00 pm and bring a stuffed friend who would like to stay overnight at the library! You won’t believe the mischief that happens while the library is closed for the night!

Tuesday, August 15 Thomas (Therm) Benton will be visiting as part of the Library’s “Adventurers” Lecture Series with a slideshow and talk about his 500 mile walk across Spain this summer. Walking the Camino Santiago coastal route from mid-June to July 5th, Benton started in Porto, Portugal and finished in Santiago, Spain. Therm is a trained actor who is sure to make us laugh and think as he recounts his most excellent adventure. 5:30 pm

Tuesday, August 22 – Regular Story Hour with a take-home craft. 4:30 pm

Tuesday, August 22 – Author, scholar, and former museum curator Arthur Houghton will be here to tell us about his debut novel, Dark Athena. Published in August 2016, this thriller is based upon Houghton’s museum and Foreign Service experience. The author’s vivid background and personal history are sure to make for a fascinating and educational event! 5:30 pm

Friday, August 25 – Sylvia Brown will speak about her book Grappling With Legacy: Rhode Island’s Brown Family and the American Philanthropic Impulse. Come learn about the critical role that the Brown family has played in the history of Rhode Island. A splendid work of history—an honest, clearly written, and solidly based account of the private and public lives through four centuries of one of America’s most important and fascinating families.”– Gordon Wood; Pulitzer Prize for History, Alva O. Way University Professor, Professor of History Emeritus Brown University. 5:30 pm 

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