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Summer meeting Aug. 17 postponed (TBA)

August 3, 2020

Did you know that Long Island was once one of the major producers of cranberries in this country? Naturalist John Turner will provide us with a tour of old cranberry bogs in his presentation ‘Red Gold – The Long Island Cranberry Industry’. Please join us on Zoom and be surprised with facts about places you […]

George Junker – The cat

July 26, 2020

My mother had a cat. It was an adult stray. There was nothing unusual about the cat except maybe the fact that it figured out how to ring the doorbell to get in. This was unusual because it could not have been an accident since the bell was up high and the staircase railing was […]

Peter Ward’s History Programs

June 28, 2020

If you want to catch up on Peter’s history programs, you may view them on YouTube here. You can also find this link on the Videos page.

Brentwood: Holy Ground

June 17, 2020

Hear archivist Virginia Dowd talk about how the Sisters of St. Joseph came to Brentwood by clicking here.Screen Shot 2020-06-15 at 6.03.18 PM

Brentwood Stories – Entenmann’s Bakery

May 17, 2020

Librarian Peter Ward discusses the history of the famous Entenmann’s bakery on Fifth Avenue. He is joined by fellow librarian Peter Carmona, an audience of Brentwood library patrons, and a table full of Entenmann’s cake.

Listen to Part 1 here

Long time Entenmann’s employees Bruce and Horace share stories about the chocolate room, cake theft, and the debacle that was fat free all butter loaf.

Listen to Part 2 here