Published November 23, 2011
Tags: Upper Shores branch
The customers of the Upper Shores branch had a lot of fun choosing the winner of the 4th annual Cheesecake Challenge. Student pianists entertained the eighty patrons who dropped by to taste a sampling and choose a winner from the five entries that were prepared byour staff.
After the ballots were carefully tallied, Ms. Joyce Sabie’s entry was declared the most delicious. Joyce was then crowned Cheesecake Queen, in an anything but solemn coronation ceremony.
The Nanette DeLaune Quartet performed a jazz concert at the Upper Shores branch on February 22. The library was transformed into a café setting as more than 85 people enjoyed an evening of songs from the great jazz era of the 1940′s. Nanette wooed the crowd as she evoked Ella Fitzgerald and others from that era.
The Rat Pack Tribute brought down the house with an evening to remember where audience members became a part of the show. The standing room only crowd enjoyed music and comedy with Billy Brown, Caroline Hester, and born entertainer Johnny Petillo of the Duprees and Danny & the Juniors.
Thank you Friends, for sponsoring this gangbuster event!
Upper Shores branch had a great turnout for their recent square dance program. So many folks showed up the dance floor couldn’t hold them all at once
UP square dance lyrics… Grab a book, check it out..Promenade on your way out
Memorial donations made in honor of longtime resident, Olga Maiocco Petitti, helped make possible the purchase of new children’s furniture for the Upper Shores branch. A Dedication Ceremony held on June 22nd was attended by family & friends including three of Ms. Petitti’s daughters who took part in a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Ms. Petitti’s love of learning will be honored for generations to come as families enjoy the Big Cozy Books Reading Area. Her favorite story, Strega Nona, is immortalized as one of the book bench titles. The ceremony was followed by a marionette puppet show, Sea Story by Rosalita’s Puppets, which was kindly sponsored by the Friends of Upper Shores. It was a very special evening for our community, and the tribute will be remembered always.
The Upper Shores Branch has completed a six-week U.S. Citizenship Preparation Series. Five prospective citizens attended the classes, and one of those has already passed his citizenship test! Two more have applied and are currently awaiting test dates. Thanks to Alma Perez-Neary, Principal Library Assistant, for leading this successful program. The group enjoyed it so much that they have arranged to continue Tuesday night meetings in the form of an English Conversation Group to continue building their English language skills.
Published December 11, 2009
Tags: Upper Shores branch
Upper Shores 2nd annual “Fun, Food & You” was a great success. Children and their families enjoyed a story and decorating Gingerbread Houses.