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Become A Friend Of The Library Today

Over the past year, the Friends of the Floral Park Public Library have had some major accomplishments, including their annual book sale, new furnishings, program sponsorship and sustaining the museum pass offerings.

“Being a member of the  Friends  is a satisfying way to play a vital role in supporting our Library, which is an often overlooked resource of the community,” said The Friends of the Floral Park Public Library President Terry Meegan.

Through the dedication and hard work by its volunteers, the Friends of the Library have raised more than $5,600 to support library programs and make purchases for the library. The 2014 Book Sale will take place on June 7, 8, and 9, at Centennial Hall.

The Friends also recently purchased a display kiosk for the adult reading room, as well as two reproductions of historic seed catalog covers by John Lewis Childs. In addition, they also donated nine smaller John Lewis Child prints.

“The funds we raise through our annual book sale help support library programs and services,” said Meegan. “We are paid back for our efforts with the smiles of hundreds of satisfied customers, and the sincere appreciation of the hardworking library staff and board.”

The Friends of the Floral Park Public Library is a non-profit organization made up of people like you. Their goal is to support and promote the library in the community. They accomplish this goal by raising funds and volunteering their services and they welcome financial support as well as your time and talents. Share their commitment to the Floral Park Library and community and become a Friend of the Library today.  

The Friends meet every other month (except during the summer) in the library. The next meeting is scheduled for March 12 at 1 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. New members are welcome to attend. If you are interested in joining the Friends or have questions, call Floral Park Friends of the Library President Terry Meegan at 516-488-8390.

News

Tammany Hall is an essential part of the vocabulary of New York City politics. For many, Tammany Hall and political corruption are synonymous. For others, Tammany Hall was a lifesaver tossed into the turbulent and unforgiving sea of 19th- and early 20th-century New York City. The author of a new book about Tammany Hall, Terry Golway, will speak about these complexities at the Wednesday, Nov. 12 meeting of the Irish Cultural Society of the Garden City area.

Golway’s book Machine Made: Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics has been well received in book reviews. His talk will acknowledge the misgovernment of Tammany Hall with its creation of “Boss” Tweed as the very face of political corruption. But he will also argue that Tammany Hall was an influence on the progressive legislation which helped working people, the Irish among them, to form a vibrant middle class in the United States.

On Oct. 23, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the arrest of a Floral Park woman for stealing nearly $700,000 from a longtime employer, as well as more than $10,000 from a new employer, by writing herself checks drawn from company bank accounts.

Deborah Tangredi was arrested and arraigned on Oct. 23 before Nassau District Court Judge Joy Watson on the following charges:


Calendar

Harvest Fair

Saturday, November 1

West End Civic Meets

Thursday, November 6

Floral Park Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, November 5



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