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The company ranks the creditworthiness of borrowers using a standardized ratings scale which measures expected investor loss in the event of default. Moody's Investors Service rates debt securities in several bond market segments. These include government, municipal and corporate bonds; managed investments such as money market funds and fixed-income funds; financial institutions including banks and non-bank finance companies; and asset classes in structured finance.
On June 13, 2019 Moody's Investors Service upgraded the Library's rating. Click here for the credit opinion report.
|The Smithtown Library is excited to announce a Call for Art for its first Juried Exhibition, "A Narrative in Frames: The Art of Comics", to be held in conjunction with our second town-wide pop culture convention, SmithCon on Saturday, August 17, 2019. This exhibition will be on view for the month of August in the Community Room of the Smithtown Building of The Smithtown Library, located at 1 North Country Road, Smithtown, NY 11787. We will celebrate our artists with an Artists Reception on Friday,August 16 from 6:30-8:30 pm, where there will be an opportunity to meet our esteemed juror, George O'Connor.
The deadline for submissions is Monday, July 15th at 11:59 pm. Entries submitted after this date cannot be considered. To be considered for inclusion in this show, please fill out the form below and submit (by email) up to 5 artworks for our juror to review.
George O'Connor is an author, illustrator and cartoonist. Above all, George is a Greek mythology buff and a classic superhero comics fan. George is out to remind us how much our league of superheroes (Superman, Batman, the X-Men, etc) owes to mankind's original superheroes: the Greek pantheon. Now he has brought his attention to "Olympians", his ongoing series retelling the classic Greek myths in comics aesthetic. In his New York Times bestselling "Olympians" series, George draws from primary sources to reconstruct and retell classic Greek myths. But these stories aren't sedate, scholarly works; they're action-packed, fast-paced, high-drama adventures with monsters, romance, and not a few huge explosions. His vibrant, kinetic art brings ancient tales to undeniable life in a perfect fusion of super-hero aesthetics and ancient Greek mythology. In addition to his graphic novel career, George has published several children's picture books, including the New York Times best-selling "Kapow!", "Sally and the Some-Thing", "If I Had a Raptor" and "If I Had a Triceratops". George lives in Brooklyn, NY with two terrible cats and one good one.
- Heroic figures embroiled in a battle of good vs. evil
- Illustrations detailed in classic ink brushstrokes
- Sequentially depicted narratives laid out in grid format
July 15: Application deadline
July 24: Last day that artists will be notified via email
August 1: Artwork set-up date (9:30am-12:30pm & 5:30- 8:30pm)
August 16: Artists Reception 6:30-8:30pm
August 31: Exhibition closes
August 31: Artwork break-down, 11:00 am- 4:30 pm
While this exhibition is not limited to local artists, we do ask that all artwork is set-up and removed by the artist (or a designated proxy.) Mailed works will not be accepted. Artists may not substitute another piece for what our juror has selected for inclusion. All work must be suitably framed, wired, and able to be hung. Works on paper must be framed under plexiglass or glass, canvases must be wired for hanging. Works are limited to 40"x 40"
Thanks to community partners, SmithCon will be a week-long celebration for all ages. Please join us at one of our lead-up events:
All Ages Programming
Author: Marie Lu
Genre: Science Fiction
Number of Pages: 353
Rating (On a Scale of 1-5): 5
- Emika Chen: Emika Chen is a bounty hunter trying to scrap out a living while on her own. She’s mired in her father’s debt, trying to pay her rent with the little money she has. Emika goes after people the police don’t have time to look for, hoping to score the bounty reward. These people are illegally betting on the game Warcross. Neurolink (virtual reality) glasses contain a game called Warcross. People use Warcross to achieve financial success or escape from reality. Emika is rarely in a good mood due to the consuming task of chasing bountys.
- Hideo Tanaka: Hideo Tanaka, the Warcross creator, is extremely rich. Hideo made Warcross with the Neurolink glasses when he was just 13 years old. He describes them as: “A thin, wireless pair of glasses with metal arms and retractable earphones”. In the book, others describe them as feeling exactly like regular glasses. The book tells the story of him at his current age of 21 and labels him the most famous man in the world.
The New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu’s writing isn’t old fashioned in any way and I appreciate her writing style because I think she is in touch with a younger generation like my own. Her writing style adapts very well to our current environment and which is why I can relate so much to her message. Ms. Lu does a fine job of describing the main characters so that the reader gets a full sense of who they are and what they stand for. She embraces new updated technology as well as character themes and unexpected plot twists.
I believe other teens will thoroughly enjoy this book just as I did. There are unexpected twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Buckle up!