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Get Help Enrolling in the New York State of Health Marketplace

Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council’s Navigator Enrollment Schedule is available for September 2016. This is the schedule for Application Assistance for people under Age 65. There is one for Nassau County and one for Suffolk County.  Anyone looking to apply for Child Health Plus, Medicaid,OR ENROLL INTO A QUALIFIED HEALTH PLAN IN THE NY STATE OF HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE can go to one of the sites.

Open Enrollment for 2017 coverage in a Qualified Health Plan (QHP) will begin on November 1, 2016 and end on January 31, 2017.  People may still enroll in a Qualified Health Plan if they meet the requirements for a Special Enrollment Period.  (Enrollment in Medicaid, Child Health Plus, and the Essential Plan is year-round).

Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council sites operate on a first come, first serve basis.  If people want to make an appointment they can call one of the following agencies to make an appointment to meet with a Navigator on Long Island:

Community Service Society of NY – 1-888-614-5400

Public Health Solutions – 1-646-632-5986

People can also enroll by phone by calling NY State of Health Customer Support: 1-855-355-5777

FOR WEATHER-RELATED CANCELATIONS: Please look at the website

Thank you!

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The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani ChokshiThe Star-Touched Queen is a gem of a Fantasy, richly influenced by Hindu mythology.  The language is lyrical and descriptive, perfect for telling a story full of mystery and wonder.  Maya, cursed and ostracized by a horrific horoscope, embarks upon an impromptu journey with Amar to escape her father’s (the Rajah) kingdom and a politically convenient marriage.  She finds herself in strange worlds, married to Amar, surrounded by more questions than answers.  A chance meeting with a woman who claims to have been her sister in a past life casts doubt on everything she thinks she knows.  Reincarnation and fate feature strongly in the repercussions and possibilities of her choices as she navigates the dangers she faces.  I strongly recommend this to fantasy readers, and people who are entranced by folktales or mythology.

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Bay Street Theater Panel Discussion of Lyme and tick-borne diseases

Learn about the latest advances in the treatment of Lyme and tick-borne diseases at this free event at Bay Street Theater Saturday, August 20th, 1pm – 3 pm.

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20th Annual Suffolk County Battle of the Books

IMG_2305This past Saturday, the John Jermain Memorial Library’s very own John Jermainiacs placed second in their heat, and 7th overall out of a field of 42 teams at the 20th Annual Suffolk County Battle of the Books.

Each summer, participating libraries in Suffolk County read eight assigned books in preparation for an intense Battle of the Books trivia competition at Stony Brook University.IMG_8436 (2)

The John Jermain Memorial Library is so proud of the team!

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Kick Off Opening Day Festivities with a Book Brigade: Help us Pass the Book

John Jermain Memorial Library will be returning to its historic building on Saturday, July 23, 2016. Festivities will begin at the interim facility, located at 34 W Water Street, where community members are invited to join library staff at 10:30 as they lock the door and hand off the last book to leave the temporary space, Sag Harbor The Story of an American Beauty by Dorothy Ingersoll Zaykowski, and pass it, hand-to-hand, up the west side of Main Street to the restored and expanded building at 201 Main Street.

The ribbon cutting will take place around 11:00, depending on how long it takes the book to travel. Ribbon cutters include Pierson High School graduates Mayor Sandra Schroeder and Assemblyman Fred Thiele; they will be joined by the seven JJML staff and board members who graduated from Sag Harbor schools. Festive music will be provided by the Sag Harbor Community Band and local vendors have donated cookies and cupcakes.

The “Book Brigade” will be filmed—hands only—so if you come, feel free to wear henna or major gemstones.

Please email for more information.