New Titles for Book Club in a Bag

Readers’ Services has added the following books to our Book Club in a Bag collection:

beautiful ruinsBeautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
The acclaimed, award-winning author of the national bestseller The Financial Lives of the Poets returns with his funniest, most romantic and most purely enjoyable novel yet: the story of an almost-love affair that begins on the Italian coast in 1962 . . . and is rekindled in Hollywood fifty years later.

me before youMe Before You by JoJo Moyes
Taking a job as an assistant to extreme sports enthusiast Will, who is wheelchair bound after a motorcycle accident, Louisa struggles with her employer’s acerbic moods and learns of his shocking plans before demonstrating to him that life is still worth living.

silent wifeThe Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison
Told in alternating voices, this novel follows the events leading up to the violent dissolution of Jodi and Todd’s marriage, a union steeped in lies, infidelity, jealousy, and denial.

Let us provide everything you need for a successful book discussion. We can supply you with 10 copies of the book and a discussion binder. The binder contains discussion questions, biographical information and critical material. Please contact Readers’ Services, 921-7161, ext 239 to reserve a book for your Book Club.

— posted by Evelyn, Readers’ Services

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New in DVD

August Osage County

august osage countyDrama R

The dark, hilarious, and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.

Grudge Match

grudge matchComedy PG-13

Henry ‘Razor’ Sharp and Billy ‘The Kid’ McDonnen are old boxing rivals who come out of retirement for one final match. On their first encounter in decades, their long-festering feud erupts into an unintentionally hilarious melee that instantly goes viral. The sudden social media frenzy transforms their local grudge match into a must-see HBO event. Now, if they can just survive the training, they may actually live to fight again.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

hobbit desolation of smaugAction PG-13

Bilbo Baggins continues on in his journey with the wizard Gandalf and thirteen dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an epic quest to reclaim their lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. Also available in Blu-Ray DVD.


Action PG

homefrontWidowed ex-DEA agent Phil Broker retires to a quiet Southern town with his 10-year-old daughter and discovers that the idyllic setting is riddled with drugs and violence. When a riveting chain of events forces him to face off with psychotic local drug lord Gator Bodine, Broker must retaliate using the fearsome skills he hoped to keep in his past. Also available in Blu-Ray DVD.

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

Horror R

paranormal activity the marked onesThe same malevolent demon who claimed Kristi and Katie is back. Jesse starts experiencing several disconcerting and indescribable things after his neighbor’s death. As he looks into these occurrences, he discovers that he has been chosen for possession by this malicious demon. It’s inevitable that he will be under its control; it’s only a matter of time.

-posted by Sonia, Readers’ Services

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Meet the Authors!

Syosset Public Library’s First Annual 

Local Author Showcase

Wednesday, April 23 at 7 PM

In the Theater

Come and meet with Syosset and Woodbury authors who will share their books with you at this first annual Local Author Showcase:

Vincent Casale - The Coparazzi

Marilyn Goldsmith – There is a Special Place

Marjorie Gottlieb-Wolfe – Yiddish for Dog and Cat Lovers

Bonnie Grubman – How Do You Get a Mouse to Smile

Sue Korman – Tales from the Old Oak Table

Wendy Levitt – At the Corner of Wall and Sesame

Randi Portnoy – Harlee Hugs

Toby Speed – Death Over Easy

Leah Umansky – Domestic Uncertainties

Brief Book Talks will be given by each author.  Additionally, authors will be available for a “Meet and Greet” following the panel discussion.

 Books will be available for sale and signing.  

Light refreshments will be provided.

Hope to see you there!

- posted by Sonia, Readers’ Services

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Evening Book Club

The Syosset Public Library’s

Evening Book Club

will meet on Tuesday, April 8th at 7:30 pm

to discuss Fever by Mary Beth Keane.

fever“A bold, mesmerizing novel about the woman know as “Typhoid Mary”, the first known healthy carrier of typhoid fever in the early 20th century. In order to keep New York’s citizens safe from Mary Mallon, the Department of Health sent her to North Brother Island where she was kept in isolation from 1907-1910. She was released under the condition that she never work as a cook again. Bringing early 20th century New York alive – the neighborhoods, the bars, the emerging skyscrapers, the boat traffic – Fever is as fiercely compelling as Typhoid Mary herself, an ambitious retelling of a forgotten life”. (from the publisher)

Please join Lisa Jones, Readers’ Services Librarian in Room B/C.

Refreshments will be served.

Copies of the book are currently available at the Circulation Desk.

Hope to see you there!

- posted by Lisa J., Readers’ Services

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Let’s Reminisce, Syosset!


Syosset in the Sixties

Join us for a discussion

about Syosset during this

tumultuous decade of changes

in politics, music and art.

Syosset Public Library

225 South Oyster Bay Road

Thursday, April 10 at 2:00 pm
Refreshments will be served!

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20 & 30 Something Book Club

tell the wolves i'm home“It is 1987, and only one person has ever truly understood fourteen-year-old June Elbus – her uncle, the renowned painter Finn Weiss. Shy at school and distant from her older sister, June can only be herself in Finn’s company; he is her godfather, confidant, and best friend. So when he dies, far too young, of a mysterious illness her mother can barely speak about, June’s world is turned upside down. But Finn’s death brings a surprise acquaintance into June’s life – someone who will help her to heal, and to question what she thinks she knows about Finn, and her family, and ever her own heart.” (From the Publisher)

The Syosset Public Library 20 & 30-Something Book Club will be meeting on Monday, April 21st at 7PM. We will be discussing the novel “Tell the Wolves I’m Home” by Carol Rifka Brunt. This program is open to any 20-Something/30-Something looking for a great book discussion. No registration is required and the program is free. Non-Syosset residents are welcome. Copies of the book are still available at the Readers’ Services Desk on the 2nd floor. Please call 516-921-7161 x 239 for details. The discussion will be led by Jessikah Chautin and Stacey Levine, 20 –Something Librarians.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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New in DVD

delivery manDelivery Man

Comedy PG-13

The story of friendly underachiever David Wozniak, whose ordinary life gets twisted in a knot when he finds out that he has fathered 533 children via sperm donations he made twenty years earlier.

The Great Beauty

Foreign NR
great beautyFor decades journalist Jep Gambardella has charmed and seduced his way through the glittering nightlife of Rome. Since the legendary success of his only novel, he has been a permanent fixture in the city’s literary and elite social circles. But on his sixty-fifth birthday, Jep unexpectedly finds himself taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his contemporaries.

The Wolf of Wall Street

Drama R
wolf of wall streetMartin Scorsese directs the story of New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort. From the American dream to corporate greed, Belfort goes from penny stocks and righteousness to IPOs and a life of corruption in the late ’80s. Excess success and affluence in his early twenties as founder of the brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont warranted Belfort the title ‘The Wolf of Wall Street.’
Also available in Blu-Ray DVD.

- posted by Ralph, Media Services

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