Friday, April 15, 2016


Un Cafe con Jose with MOSAIC

An interview with Jose Martinez of Noticias and Gilda Ramos from the Patchogue-Medford Public Library.  Gilda speaks about all of the resources Libraries have to help and enhance the immigrant population:  English Classes, Free Library Cards, Cooking Classes, DVDs, Computer Classes, Library Newsletters and offerings, Databases and so on.

Great job, Gilda!!!

Friday, September 4, 2015

69th Shinnecock Pow Wow

69th Annual Shinnecock Pow Wow

September 4 - 7, 2015

  • Shinnecock Reservation; Church Street; PO Box 5006, Southampton,New York 11969

It's that time a year again to start making plans to come over to Shinnecock territory for the 4 day Labor Day Powwow Shinnecock Powwow. 

69th Annual Shinnecock Powwow
Friday September 4, 2015 thru Monday September 7, 2015

Shinnecock Indian Reservation
Southampton, New York 11968

Grounds Open
Friday: 3 pm
Saturday-Monday: 10 am

Grand Entry:
Friday 7 pm
Saturday & Sunday 12:30 and 7 pm
Monday 12:30

$15.00 for adults
$10.00 for Seniors, Children & those with Military ID
Children 5 & Under Get In Free

Mastercard, Visa, Cash accepted for entry. ATMs available as some vendors may be cash-only.

No Pets
Parking at the grounds is free.
Schedule Subject to Change

-- How to Contact Us --
Email -
Phone - (631) 283-6143

A Benefit for the Shinnecock Tribe and the Shinnecock Presbyterian Church

Shinnecock Powwow is one of the top LARGEST powwows in the country if you have never been you have to make it this year! Invite all your friends and family!
Friday night Specials for all dance styles! This year the Thunderbird Clan is hosting a Hand special!!!!!

Vendors from all over the country will be set up for 4 days!

Dance-Native Food-Music-Fun!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

MOSAIC meeting

We are MOSAIC, the Multicultural Outreach Services and Information Committee.  We are a diverse group of librarians with differences, similarities, cultures, and backgrounds, all sharing information.  I am Elma Lugo, Chair of MOSAIC.  I will be stepping down in November.  It is time to pass the baton to the incoming Chair, Amber Sroka (presently Co-Chair) who, I am sure, will bring new and fresh ideas to the table.  As a group we have accomplished so much. We have helped each other develop the many programs and services in our own libraries for our diverse populations, including various English language learning, citizenship, careers, dia de los niños, dia de los libros, and Hispanic Heritage month celebrations, among others.  We have sponsored several “Navigating Your Community” MOSAIC Fairs in different libraries. We sponsor an Annual Breakfast for librarians with a special program to demonstrate our mission and elicit new membership.  At our regularly scheduled meetings throughout the year we have many guest speakers from different organizations to share information about their services for our patrons.  We visited the Queens Library New Americans program and Nassau County’s Holocaust Museum.

I leave you with this thought:  We, librarians of all colors, are moving and dancing in the same direction; each of us dancing uniquely and adding something to the dance.  I’d like to thank all the members of MOSAIC who, over these past four years, have made it possible for MOSAIC’s growth, their input, their sharing of information, programs, and teaching abilities, while still dancing in the same direction making the dance ever so exciting.  My departure will not create a gap but an opportunity for further growth.  Please join us at our next meeting on September 8, 10-12 (9:30 coffee) @ SCLS if you are a librarian who can inspire others with your ideas so that those ideas may spread from library to library. 

Best, el