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Located along the North Shore of Long Island, Bayville, New York is in Nassau County. Technically a village located within the town of Oyster Bay, and frequently referred to as Pine Island, the total area only spans 1.5 square miles (some of which is water). The village, which sits along the Long Island Sound, was incorporated in 1919. Those living in Bayville, New York have a view of the Long Island Sound, facing Greenwich, Connecticut. Transportation is available to those living in Bayville in the form of the Long Island Rail Road, on the Oyster Bay Branch of the system. Connections can be made at Jamaica, Hempstead, or Hicksville to travel throughout Long Island and to Manhattan (at Pennsylvania Station in Midtown). The village of Bayville has a vast history, beginning in 1658 when Daniel Whitehead purchased the land for Oyster Bay from the Matinecock Indian tribe. The name Bayville is first noted in 1859; it was previously known as Oak Neck and Pine Island. The Library was established in 1908, but a Children's Library was added in 1972. Bayville has been scene to plenty of activities in pop culture. In 1995, Greg Kinnear, Julia Ormond, and Harrison Ford came to down to film the movie Sabrina. Cooking Light magazine showcased the village in 2000. There have been many notable residents in the past as well, including Brad Fiedel, a film music composer in Hollywood, songwriter Jimmy Webb, Actor Sal Mineo, writer Jackie Martling, philosopher Michael Novak, and Rick Pitino, basketball coach at University of Louisville. The Bayville public library has been around since 1908 and offers plenty of options for the village residents. Members are allowed to download music, receive museum passes, and view the online catalog. They even offer homework help to local students--every day from 2pm to 10pm via an online chat through the library website, Throughout the Winter, the library is open seven days per week, with the schedule changing in the Summer of shorter Saturday hours and being closed on Sundays. The Bayville Free Library has a full calendar of events for residents of the village of Bayville. Baby Bookworms is a class in the Children's Room for parents and children aged 3 to 18 months. Yoga classes do cost an additional fee, and attendance is limited to 18 people. Those who enjoy knitting can join Hooks & Needles, which is always looking for donations of yarn and handmade winter goods (such as scarves and blankets). Crafty residents in grades 3 to 5 would enjoy Tween Time (making all different types of crafts with different materials). The library also frequently brings in authors for presentations and public readings.

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