February 2017: Issue No. 15

[Image: Patt Mazzeo, Fairview Historian, with Simon Douglas display]

Dear Library Community,

February is African American History Month and Fairview Historian, Patt Mazzeo, created a special display celebrating the life of Fairview resident, Simon Douglas.  Born a slave in 1842, Douglas came north with Sherman's army in 1864 and settled in Fairview in 1866. He operated a blacksmith shop out of his home until 1939 and died at the age of 108 in 1950. Make sure to visit the library this month to learn more about Simon Douglas's life.    

( Source:  South Street Seaport Museum)


Kristin Nelson, Library Director

[Image: Simon Douglas's Blacksmith Tools, Gift of James R. Crane, Sr., SSSM 1974.037.0001-14]

English/Spanish Bilingual Story Time

Sing songs and read stories in English and Spanish! 
¡Cante canciones y lea cuentos en inglés y español!

Tuesdays, February 7th and 21st at 11:00 AM
All ages are welcome (though program is appropriate for 1-4 year olds)
Registration is not required for this program

February Events

There are many events to look forward to this month, please visit 
the calendar for more details.

Printable Calendar

Music Performance

February 14th may be Valentine's Day, but you can spend the evening at the library listening to Accordionist Extraordinaire, Aleksandr Vasin.  Aleks will perform Brazilian, Cuban, Moldavian, Spanish, Russian, Jewish and Jazz genres on the accordion! 

Tuesday, February 14th 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
All ages are welcome and registration is not required.

Audience members will be eligible to win a $25 gift certificate or tickets
for 2 to the Museum of Natural History Museum*, Brooklyn Botanic Garden and the Historic Village at Allaire just for attending! ~

*Tickets for the Museum of Natural History Museum will be available in late February or March for pickup.

Upcoming Library Closings - February 2017

The library will be closed on:

Monday, February 20th - Presidents' Day