History Happy Hour: Christmas with the Donner Party tickets now on sale

On Christmas Day in 1846, the Donner Party – a group of pioneers who infamously resorted to cannibalism after becoming trapped in the Sierra Nevada – prayed to God for the end of their gnawing hunger.  Join historian Maya Rook and New Yorkers for Better Libraries for an exploration of their journey westward and winter entrapment in the mountains, with a special focus on how they spent Christmas…and what they ate for dinner.

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KARAOKE 2019! TICKETS NOW ON SALE

LOOKING FOR THE FUNNEST EVENT AT THE SARATOGA NYLA CONFERENCE?  YOU WON’T BE DISAPPOINTED BY THE NY4BL KARAOKE 2019!   COME TO THE PARTY, SING, LISTEN, CLAP, DRINK, BE AMAZED AND AWED…IT’S ALL PART OF THE KARAOKE 2019 EXPERIENCE.

DETAILS:  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH AT PARTING GLASS IRISH PUB LOCATED AT 40-42 LAKE AVENUE, SARATOGA SPRINGS…JUST A SHORT HOP FROM THE CONVENTION CENTER!

KARAOKE BEGINS AT 9:30 PM.  WE’LL SEE YOU THERE!

ATTENDANCE IS  $15 IN ADVANCE FOR REGULAR ADMISSION, OR $100 FOR VIP ADMISSION (VIPs RECEIVE DRINK TICKETS AND A CUSTOM T-SHIRT).  ADVANCE TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE HERE.

ADMISSION WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR FOR $20.

Nassau Libraries Come Through (Again!) for NY4BL

Nassau Libraries held its annual NY4BL fundraiser at Domenico’s Restaurant on May 16th.  An excellent turnout heard Clive Young speak on the topic “Shelf Indulgence: Libraries in Pop Culture”.  The event raised over $12,000 for the NY4BL, which will be used to further the cause of libraries among decision-makers in Albany.  Another great job by our wonderful friends in Nassau County!

 Conference Planning Committee:  Lto R: Janis Schoen (retired Massapequa), Elizabeth Goldfrank (Hicksville), Maureen Chiofalo (retired Rockville Centre), Frank Mc Kenna (Seaford), Jan Heinlein (NLS), Victor Caputo (Bryant), Mamie Eng (Valley Stream) , Debbie Podolski (Farmingdale), Dan Chuzmir(Merrick).

Mark Your Calendar: NY4BL Annual GALA Fundraiser Banquet February 26th, 2019

Join us at the Annual NY4BL GALA FUNDRAISING BANQUET:  Tuesday, February 26th, at the Downtown Albany Hilton.

Your NY4BL GALA FUNDRAISING BANQUET TICKET  includes dinner, cocktail hour (starting at 6 pm), prizes,  trivia for brainy people, and your donation to New York’s award winning political action committee.

(You may purchase either regular or gold tickers; gold ticket holders are entitled to all of the above plus extra chances to win prizes and a commemorative t-shirt.

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EMPIRE STATE LIBRARIES FUNDRAISER GOLF OUTING – NORTH FORK TOUR – BANQUET DINNER

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Sponsored by the Public Library Directors Association (PLDA) of Suffolk County
Great Rock Golf Course
Wading River, NY
The Empire State Libraries Fundraiser
is an annual event that supports libraries throughout New York State.  Click here to register or to learn more.

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Nassau County Library Directors Come through for NY4BL

The Directors of the Nassau County public libraries have again organized a very successful fundraiser on behalf of the New Yorkers for Better Libraries PAC.

The event occurred on May 22 at Domenico’s in Levittown, and raised over $10,000 on our behalf.  We are extremely grateful for the commitment and hard work the Nassau library community has demonstrated for the NY4BL.