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Free Social Work Service at the Library

A Graduate Student in Social Work is here from SBU to Answer Your Questions – Each Week at the Library

We now have graduate student Erin Vespoli*, from Stony Brook University’s School of Social Welfare, on-site at the Library each week during designated hours to answer questions, help with filling out forms, or seek referrals. Inquiries that she may assist with include, but are not limited to, employment/job search, housing, paying utility bills, applying for benefits, education, medical assistance, mental health issues, bullying, domestic abuse, substance use, LGBTQIA+ topics, care coordination, and voting pre-registration.

Ms. Vespoli is at Emma Clark on Tuesdays from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. and Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (through December 6). She will be on a semester break from December 7 – January 7.

Starting January 8, she will be at Emma Clark on Tuesdays from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. (until May 7, 2024).

This service is open to all ages. She will meet with patrons in the Small Study Room on the Lower Level. Appointments are not required but strongly encouraged. Appointments can be made as early as a week in advance at Or call 631.941.4080 and ask for the Reference Desk.

Please note that Ms. Vespoli will not be in on the following dates (due to Stony Brook University’s calendar):  Wed. Nov. 22 and Dec. 7 – Jan. 7 (semester break).

Conversations will be kept confidential; this is a safe and welcoming environment.

*Erin Vespoli is a mother of 3 who is training to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Ms. Vespoli is at Emma Clark Library to answer questions but is not a therapist; referrals will be given to people looking for clinical therapy. Ms. Vespoli is a mandated reporter for cases of neglect, abuse, or harm.

Questions? Email

Teen 100-Books Challenge

Book and Movie Club!

Join Our Teen Book & Movie Club!

Was the Book Better?

You’ve heard it said many times before, “The book was better than the movie!” But was it really?  Read the book to find out, then join us for Book and Movie Club!  In addition to a lively discussion of the chosen book, teens will participate in themed snacks, a raffle, and watch a movie adaption together, and then discuss their opinion on the differences!

Register here, by date: Teen Programs

Scheduled Meetings:

Sunday March 24th, 2024, 1:30-4:30pm: Paper Towns by John Green, and 2015 Movie (rated PG-13)

Monday, April 29th, 2024, 5:30-8:30pm: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, and 2010 Movie (rated PG)

Sunday May 26th, 2024, 1:30-4:30pm: Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen, and 2010 Movie (rated PG)

Monday June 24th, 2024, 5:30-8:30pm: Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, and 1996 Movie (rated PG)


Preview of More 2024 titles:



Library Teen Volunteers Needed!