Officially, the last day Suffolk County residents could dial just seven digits (that means no area code needed) for local, intracounty calls was June 17. Now is the time to reprogram the local seven-digit numbers stored in personal phones, as well as be sure that any service that involves automatic dialing, such as an alarm system, has been updated with the code. There will be no need to dial a “1” for calls made from a Suffolk number to another Suffolk number, as it remains a local call, officials said.
The new area code, 934, will be gradually phased in starting July 16.
For more details, click here for the Newsday article about this change
For information about beach closings, especially related to stormwater runoff, call the Suffolk County Dept. of Health Services at (631) 852-5760 during weekday business hours
or their 24-hour pre-recorded Beach Hotline at (631) 852-5822 or
click here for their website
The NY State Dept. of Environmental Conservation also provides a 24-hour pre-recorded message advising the public of temporarily closed shellfishing areas at (631) 444-0480.
Click here to view the DEC website
which also provides shellfish closure information, including written descriptions and color-coded maps. More information about shellfish harvesting is also available by calling the DEC's Bureau of Marine Resources at (631) 444-0475, weekdays between 8:30am and 4:45pm.
The Village of Asharoken is building a Village Resident E-Mail Contact List. The list will be used to broadcast e-mail announcements such as updates to the waste pickup schedule, road closure information, and newsletters. To add yourself to the list please print and complete the
E-Mail Request Form
. Completed forms may be dropped off at Village Hall, placed in the police mailbox, or you may simply email the information to the Village Clerk at
Asharoken is supporting a magazine drop-off site at Village Hall. All magazines will be delivered to Northport Veterans at the VA Center.
Visit our Libraries at:
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151 Laurel Avenue; tele: (631) 261-6930 and
185 Larkfield Road, tele: (631) 261-2313 and online:
Northport-East Northport Public Library
Museum Passes/Vouchers Program:
Museum passes and vouchers are available to Northport-East Northport Library cardholders. These passes/vouchers allow free admission to some of Long Island's and New York City's most popular institutions. These include: The Heckscher Museum of Art, Cradle of Aviation Museum, Old Westbury Gardens, Guggenheim Museum, the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum and many more. All passes must be picked up and returned at the circulation desk of the Northport Library only.
Click here to review a list of the participating institutions
Library Vote Results:
The annual library vote was held on April 14, 2015.
Up for vote was the 2015-2016 annual budget (which passed with an increase of 1.05% and to elect two trustees (uncontested).
530 "YES"; 68 "NO". Georganne White and Jacqueline Elsas, both retired librarians, were elected Library Trustees (a five member Board).
The annual library vote was held on April 8, 2014.
Up for vote was the annual budget (which passed with an increase of 1.5% and to elect one trustee (uncontested).
425 "YES"; 105 "NO". Patricia Flynn was re-elected Library Trustee.
The annual library vote was held on April 2, 2013.
Up for vote was the annual budget (which passed with an increase of 2.18% and to elect one trustee (uncontested).
494 "YES"; 173 "NO". Elizabeth McGrail was elected Library Trustee.
The annual library vote was held on April 3, 2012.
Up for vote was the annual budget (which passed with an increase of 2.4% and to elect one trustee (there were two candidates). Results:
574 "YES"; 94 "NO". Andrea Gladding was elected Library Trustee.
Northport-East Northport Public Library Receives
Four-Star Distinction for Ninth Year
For the ninth consecutive year, the Northport-East Northport Public Library has earned a four-star rating in Library Journal’s 2016 Index of Public Library Service, a national rating system designed to recognize and promote America’s public libraries.
The four-star rating is awarded on the basis of four measures of service—patron visits, material circulation, program attendance, and Internet usage. This year, 35 libraries were awarded Star status in New York State, the highest number for any state.
October 2017 Activities:
Photographs by Kathleen Zazzaro. An exhibition of photographs illustrating the various photographic processes the artist has explored.
East Northport Gallery:
I Photograph the World As I Would Like It to Be
By John Spoltore. Framed assorted photos.
Each month throughout the year, the galleries in the Northport and East Northport library buildings feature painting, photography, and other creative works by area artisans. Inquiries about displaying your work are welcome.
Please contact Kathryn Heaviside in Community Services, 631-261-6930 extension 319.
Northport Public Library, Thursday, October 12, 2:00 p.m.
The group will discuss Mary Coin by Marisa Silver.
Northport Public Library, Monday, October 30, 7:00 p.m.
The group will discuss The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict.
Short Story Central
Northport Public Library, Tuesday, November 7, 7:00 p.m.
Selections from Eveningland by Michael Knight will be available for pick-up in the Northport building beginning October 1.
Copies of the books are available at the Northport Library Circulation Desk.
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East Northport Public Library, Thursdays, October 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 2:30 p.m.
Life and love, war and peace, friends and family—these are only a few of the topics that poets have pondered and written about over the centuries. To sample their thoughts on these and other themes, join Bob Little and the Poetry Readers.
The Un-Belize-able Turneffe Atoll
Northport Public Library, Thursday, October 12, 7:00 p.m.
Located 20 miles from Belize City, Turneffe is one of three atolls found on the Belize Barrier Reef. Dive with the “Fish Guy” Chris Paparo as he illustrates, through photographs and videos, the many fascinating creatures that call this pristine reef home.
Save the Date!
Volunteer Fair – part of The Great Give Back: a day of service at Suffolk Libraries
Saturday, October 14, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Northport Public Library
Libraries across Suffolk County will be participating in The Great Give Back. Representatives from local volunteer organizations will be on hand to discuss service opportunities at our Volunteer Fair.
Where We Are: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection,1900-1960
Northport Public Library, Monday, October 16, 2:00 p.m.
Our country changed during these six decades due to war, economic collapse, and demands for civil rights. Artists responded in complex and diverse ways, and the current exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art honors their efforts. Join art historian and professor Mary Vahey as she discusses some of the everyday relationships, institutions, and activities that have shaped our lives and are uniquely American.
How to Get a Civil Service Job
Northport Public Library, Monday, October 16, 7:00 p.m. A Suffolk County Department of Civil Service representative will discuss Civil Service employment opportunities in the county, towns, schools, libraries, and villages.
Fireside Friday: Folk Singer/Guitarist Bill Lauter
East Northport Public Library, Friday, October 20, 7:30 p.m.
Bill Lauter has been performing for decades in the music community on Long Island and offers a unique voice. He is a bass baritone singer who accompanies himself on steel and nylon string guitars, and his
program will feature primarily traditional and popular folk songs with historical backgrounds.
Northport Public Library, Sunday, October 22, 2:00 p.m.
After more than a decade of worldwide touring and three album releases, Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson have earned a reputation for the quality and authenticity of their songwriting. Hungrytown’s music has received
extensive radio airplay and has appeared on several television shows. We are thrilled that these traveling musicians are making a stop at our library!
Historic Crimes of Long Island
Northport Public Library, Tuesday, October 24, 7:00 p.m.
Award-winning author and historian Kerriann Flanagan Brosky will be here to discuss her latest book Historic Crimes of Long Island: Misdeeds from the 1600s to the 1950s. Beyond our idyllic countryside and suburban communities lies a murky history of murder and mayhem. Ms. Brosky will uncover some of the most ghastly and fascinating historical crimes committed on Long Island.
Northport Arts Coalition’s Do-ing Music presents Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble
Northport Public Library, Friday, October 27, 7:30 p.m.
Come hear Canta Libre in a new program of recently discovered gems for harp, flute, and strings, including Faure, Sir Arnold Bax, Rohozinski, Turina, Nino Rota, Bernard Andres, and more. Meet and greet reception to follow. Do not miss this rare opportunity to hear Canta Libre in your own backyard!
East Northport Public Library, Friday, October 27, 7:00 p.m.
This informal reading group is designed for intermediate English language learners and emergent literacy readers. Pick up this month’s reading selection at the East Northport Circulation Desk.
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
Northport Public Library, Sunday, October 29, 1:30 p.m.
Come enjoy a lecture about the making of the film, a memorabilia display, and a viewing of the Halloween classic, presented by the Professor of Comedy and movie historian Larry Wolff. Be prepared for a howling good time!
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Friday Movies for Adults:
Friday, October 13, 2:00 p.m. East Northport Public Library.
An ancient princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her a malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.
Rated PG-13. 110 minutes
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Friday, October 20, 2:00 p.m. Northport Public Library and Friday, October 27, 2:00 p.m. East Northport Public Library.
Captain Jack Sparrow searches for the trident of Poseidon while being pursued by an undead sea captain and his crew.
Rated PG-13. 129 minutes.
Closed captioning will be displayed.