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Friends of the Glen Cove Library

Annual  Book and Author Luncheon Featuring Henry Osmers

The Friends of the Library are having their annual fundraising luncheon on Sunday, April 25 at Page One Restaurant in Glen Cove. The guest author is Henry Osmers, of Shirley, Long Island. Mr. Osmers has had a love for the Montauk Point Lighthouse since childhood; he visited there many times with his family. When he was old enough, Mr. Osmers became a volunteer and eventually a tour director for the Lighthouse. His interest in the Lighthouse and its history led Mr. Osmers to write and publish his book, On Eagle’s Beak: A History of the Montauk Point Lighthouse in 2008. The title of the book was taken from a poem by Walt Whitman. 

Research for this book brought to light many stories about the Lighthouse and its keepers. Mr. Osmers was inspired to write Living On the Edge: Life at the Montauk Point Lighthouse: 1930-1943. This book was published in February 2009. Mr. Osmers will discuss these books at the luncheon and copies will be for sale should you wish to purchase one.

The luncheon begins at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 25 at Page One Restaurant. Page One is located on School Street, across from the Staples parking lot. The cost of the luncheon is $35. Reservations can be made by calling Amy Gretchyn at the Glen Cove Library at 676-2130. Registration forms are also available at the Library’s Circulation desk.

Please make checks payable to: The Friends of the Glen Cove Library.

Janie Stockhammer Returned to the Sunday Afternoon Series

Janie Stockhammer returned to the Glen Cove Sunday Afternoon Series on March 7 with another entertaining and informative program. Two years ago, she portrayed Women of Courage in our country. This year she brought new insight to the perils of immigration into the United States in the early 1900s. Ms. Stockhammer, wearing clothing of various nationalities, read poems (some original) about the feelings and trials of people who experienced many hardships going through the immigration process on Ellis Island. She was assisted by Kerma Gerz on the guitar in songs and rhythms.    

Following the moving program, Janie presented a book entitled Ellis Island, Gateway of Hope by John Burdick to Carol Perkins, a member of the Friends of the Glen Cove Library. Ms. Perkins has read the book and found it fascinating. It is available at the library.