We’ve just been notified that PC World magazine is discontinuing its print edition. But that doesn’t mean you have to miss out. Instead, go to our homepage, www.syossetlibrary.org, scroll down to EMAGAZINES and click on Enter Zinio. You can sign up to get your copy of PC World and approximately 50 other magazines online. So, don’t delay. Insure continuous service. This service is free to Syosset Library cardholders.
- posted by Ed, Reference Services
on August 6, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Helen Adams, an American combat photographer during the Vietnam War, captures the wrenching chaos of battle on film and finds herself torn between the love of two men, one an American war correspondent and the other his Vietnamese underling.
Please join Evelyn Hershkowitz, Readers’ Services Librarian
in Room B/C.
Refreshments will be served.
The books are currently available at the circulation desk.
Hope to see you there!
-posted by Evelyn, Readers’ Services
The greatest American heroes are back, and they’ve been set up to take the fall for a terrible crime they didn’t commit. Now, Roadblock, Duke, and the other G.I. Joes must once again face their mortal enemy, COBRA, as well as dangerous new threats operating within the government. When all else fails, one option remains: Retaliation. Also available in Blu-Ray DVD.
- posted by Ralph, Readers’ Services
Entertainment Weekly’s July 5-12 issue was all about the 100 All-Time Greatest Movies, TV Shows, Novels and more. The Syosset Public Library Book Club in a Bag (BCIB) consortium has many of the books that appear on that top 100 list. We have the following books that you may borrow for your Book Clubs:
The following “All –Time Greatest Books” were published in 2012. Although they are not available as a BCIB we can interloan enough copies for your Book Club:
The top ten books can be found online on Entertainment Weekly’s website. Please contact Readers’ Services at 516 921-7161 ext 239 to reserve any of the BCIB in a Bag sets.
-posted by Evelyn, Readers’ Services
History was made in 1947, when Jackie Robinson broke the professional baseball race barrier to become the first African-American MLB player of the modern era. 42 tells the life story of Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey. Also available in Blu-Ray DVD.
Jimmy Bobo enters into an unlikely alliance with by-the-book detective Taylor Kwon to bring down the ruthless killer of their respective partners.
In the much-anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival. Also available in Blu-Ray DVD.
-posted by Ralph, Media Services
Many Syosset residents can recall the great fun they had as children riding the Lollipop Farm train. Soon we will be able to share those memories with our own children and grandchildren. The Greenlawn-Centerport Historical Association has acquired the original Lollipop Farm train and is currently restoring it and readying it for installation at the John Gardiner Farm in Huntington.
Lollipop Farm was a petting zoo located at Jericho Turnpike and Jackson Avenue. The farm was owned and operated by Harry Sweeney from the early 1950s until it closed in 1967. One of the great attractions of Lollipop Farm was the Train which carried children through the zoo.
The Lollipop Farm Train
After the Farm closed, the train passed through several owners until it ended up in the storage barn of the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities, where it remained until the current restoration project. The original train locomotive has been fitted with a new engine, and the train has been repainted to its original yellow and red color scheme.
Restoration of the Lollipop Farm train.
The Greenlawn-Centerport Historical Association anticipates that the train will be up and running later this summer. The John Gardiner Farm is located at 900 Park Avenue, Huntington, NY.
-posted by Barney, Reference Librarian