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Playaways are here!  A new and exciting concept in audiobooks, Playaways are small battery-operated mp3 players dedicated to a single book, to be used with headphones or earbuds (not provided by the Library, although earbuds are available for sale at the Library’s circulation desk).  They are easy to use, convenient and portable!  They may also be connected to your car radio to listen as you drive, using a cable available at any electronics store.  We have started our collection with a large number of recent titles, to be added to as we go along.  They are located on the shelves just before our extensive collection of audiobooks on compact disc.   Please don’t hesitate to request specific titles or favorite authors and series!  Additional Playaways may also be borrowed from other Suffolk County system Libraries.


“See the Book, Read the Movie”

     Join us as we begin a new, unique book discussion experience that will compare recent popular films with the original novels on which they’re based.  Discussions will take place approximately a week after a public screening of the film at the Library. Which was better, the book or the movie?  Here’s your chance to decide and discuss. DVD’s of the films can be reserved for when a copy becomes available for those not able to attend the showings, or perhaps you caught the movie in its theatrical release.   Come into the Library for your copy of the book.  Here’s the schedule so far:

“The Light Between Oceans” (author: M.L. Stedman)

Movie showing: Thursday, February 23, 1:30 pm                                                                               Book discussions:  Thursday, February 23, 7:30 pm & Tuesday, February 28, 1:00 pm.

“The Girl On the Train” (author: Paula Hawkins)

Movie showing: Thursday, March 2, 1:30 pm                                                                                     Book Discussion: Monday, March 13, 7:30 pm

“Live By Night” (author: Dennis Lehane)

Movie showing: April afternoon date to be announced                                                                    Book Discussion: Tuesday, April 18, 7:30 pm

Please register in person or by phone at the Library’s circulation desk.







Introducing HOOPLA

    The Library now subscribes to the Hoopla digital download service for our patrons, enabling you to access movies, TV shoes, music, eBooks & audiobooks, 24/7 with your Lindenhurst Memorial Library card, completely free of charge with no late fees & no reserve waiting list!  All titles are available at all times for immediate download.

      Simply go to, choose “Lindenhurst Memorial Library” from the drop down menu, type in your email, choose a password & enter your Library card barcode number and you’re in!    There is also an app available for download.  Up to 8 items may be checked out per month per patron.

 An especially notable feature  is the availability of current, up to date music in all genres, including the most recent hit albums by the most popular artists.   

     So don’t hesitate to check out HOOPLA and give it a try.   Please direct any questions or problems to the Library Reference staff.  I’ve used it myself and highly recommend it.  HOOPLA is very fast and extremely easy to use.  One can search for a specific item or browse from a variety of genres for each type of media: movies, TV shows, music, eBooks & audiobooks. 


Legendary film actor Kirk Douglas turns 100 years old on December 9 & the Library has set up a display in celebration, featuring all of his classic movies along with print & audio versions of some of his numerous books, including his latest book of poetry.   Come in & check out favorites like Spartacus or some of his lesser known titles on DVD!


Early reserves on new DVD titles.

Did you know patrons may place reserves on new feature film titles even before they are released on DVD?  Many can be reserved weeks before the DVD’s are published.  Generally, as soon as a DVD title appears in our online catalog as being on order, a reserve may be placed on it even though we have not actually received it yet.  The sooner a reserve is placed, the sooner you can see it in the comfort of your home as soon as it becomes available!  Please don’t hesitate to ask one of our Reference Librarians for help, either in person or by telephone.

Creature Features & Chiller Theater

For horror film fans growing up in the ’60’s & ’70’s,  Saturday nights meant a viewing choice between “Creature Features” on channel 5 (WNEW) or “Chiller Theater” on channel 11 (WPIX).  The former focused on classic Universal monster films from the ’30’s & 40’s, while the latter generally concentrated on science fiction fare from the 50’s & 60’s.  Patrons can relive those days with the Library’s extensive collection of classic horror titles on DVD, many of which are featured on display throughout October.

Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize

     Bob Dylan, 75-year-old poet laureate of the rock era, has been rewarded with the Nobel Prize in Literature, the first musician to win the award.  A controversial choice, he was chosen for the literary and poetical quality of his lyrics throughout his 55-year songwriting career.   The Library holds a large number of books on the life, career and art of Dylan, featuring many recent titles,  including a volume which features every single lyric penned by the new Nobel laureate.  Along with a full array of music CD’s the Library has a number of concert and biographical DVD’s on the life and music of Dylan, including the wonderful feature film “I’m Not There”  in which different actors portray him at various points of his career.  Come in and learn more about this fascinating, enigmatic and brilliant performer.