CARE (Career and Resource Exchange) meeting Thursday, September 17, 2015

The CARE (Career and Resource Exchange) Comittee of RASD (Reference and Adult Services Division), a division of SCLA, will have it’s next meeting on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at the Suffolk County Library System in Bellport.
Please join us for coffee at 2:00 pm – the meeting starts at 2:30 pm.  Along with discussion of the career resources at your library, we are excited that there will also be a speaker from Abilities, Inc.
Abilities, Inc. prepares adolescents and adults with all types of disabilities (cognitive, physical, learning, developmental) , and levels of experience, for entry or re-entry into the workforce, by assisting them in securing pre-employment services as well as employment so that they can enjoy independent living, full community participation and economic self-sufficiency.
Please email Linda Knel at MMSH at to let us know if you plan on attending, or if you have any questions about the committee or our speaker.
Looking forward to seeing you,
CARE Committee of RASD

NAC of RASD Meeting on Monday, September 21

Please join the New Adult Committee of RASD at our September 21st meeting at the Comsewogue Public Library. Meeting topic is emerging retail technology.
9:30am Networking, Meeting will begin at 10am
To register, please use this link: ​

​or contact Co-Chair Lauren Bernat:

Save the Date:
Next meeting will be at the Deer Park Public Library on Monday, October 19

RASD Annual Dinner September 30th 2015

RASD of SCLA would like to invite you to our Annual Dinner, to be held on Wednesday September 30 from 6:30-9:30 PM at Gallo Restaurant, located at 3 E Main St., Patchogue, NY 11772.
Our guest speaker will be Kimberly Rae Miller, the author of Coming Clean : A Memoir.
A summary of her book :Kimberly Rae Miller is an immaculately put-together woman with a great career, a loving boyfriend, and a beautifully tidy apartment. You would never guess that behind the closed doors of her family’s idyllic Long Island house hid teetering stacks of aging newspaper, broken computers, and boxes upon boxes of unused junk festering in every room — the product of her father’s painful and unending struggle with hoarding. In this dazzling memoir, Miller brings to life her experience growing up in a rat-infested home, hiding her father’s shameful secret from friends for years, and the emotional burden that ultimately led to her suicide attempt. In beautiful prose, Miller sheds light on her complicated yet loving relationship with her parents, which has thrived in spite of the odds.The cost is $40 per person if you send in a check by September 12, or $42 per person if you pay cash at the door.Please RSVP by September 22 to Tabitha Johnson at or 631-669-4020.

Please send checks payable to NYLA to Tabitha Johnson at the North Babylon Public Library, 815 Deer Park Ave., North Babylon, NY 11703 (Or through the system bag!)

Please include the following information when you RSVP : Name, Phone Number, Library, and Email Address.