A groundbreaking novel, which has spent over 25 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, The Vanishing Half, explores themes of race, family, and identity.
The Vanishing Half was chosen as Book of the Month Club’s 2020 Book of the Year and was sent as the pick for the Good Morning America and Barnes and Noble book clubs. HBO will be adapting the novel into a limited series, with Bennett serving as Executive Producer. Bennett teaches in the Creative Writing and Literature Program at Stony Brook University/Southampton. She graduated from Stanford University and earned her MFA in fiction at the University of Michigan. Her 2016 debut novel, The Mothers, received critical acclaim and was also a New York Times best seller.
Hosted by Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, Bennett will receive her award at a virtual ceremony live on Crowdcast. Tickets are free of charge and will be available to the public beginning Monday, March 1, at 9:30 am through
This event will also be streamed on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/li.reader.5
Long Island Reads is an island-wide reading initiative, spearheaded by a group of Suffolk and Nassau County librarians, intended to bring together readers from across Long Island to discuss a book and participate in library-sponsored activities and associated events.
A synopsis of The Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett: Separated by their embrace of different racial identities, two mixed-race identical twins reevaluate their choices as one raises a black daughter in their southern hometown while the other passes for white with a husband who is unaware of her heritage.
Learn all about Google. Part 1 explains Google Docs, Google Slides and Google Sheets. Part 2 explains Google Sites, Google Hangouts, Google Drive, and Google Photos. Limited to 30. Registration required. Open to all. A Zoom link will be provided before the program.
Thursday, April 15 • 2:30 – 3:30 pm • Register online for HSA409
No Registration required. Open to all. A list of ingredients is available on the registration page.
Learn to make traditional Irish Soda Bread with Chef Rob Scott, a delicious bread that can be enjoyed anytime! Pick up a kit containing dry ingredients for the recipe and then follow along, at home, on YouTube to prepare the perfect bread at home! Please note: Patrons will have to have other ingredients on hand at home to complete the recipe. Kits are limited and will be available to pick up beginning March 5. One kit per household. Registration required. HPL cardholders only.
In this hands-on class, learn advanced word processing features including, Autotext, AutoCorrect, References, Citations, Review features, including track changes. Prerequisites: Introduction and Intermediate Word. You will receive a GoToMeeting link by email the day before the meeting. Registration required. Open to all.
A riveting debut novel of psychological suspense about a young archivist whose obsession with her subject’s mysterious death threatens to destroy her fragile grasp on sanity. Open to all. Registration is required. You will receive a Zoom link by email the day before the meeting.
Separated by their embrace of different racial identities, two mixed-race identical twins reevaluate their choices as one raises a black daughter in their southern hometown while the other passes for white with a husband who is unaware of her heritage.Open to all. Registration is required. You will receive a Zoom link by email the day before the meeting.