April’s Art Display

“A picture is worth a thousand words.”

This month’s featured artist is John P. Cardone, a Long Island native, nature photographer, author, and medical educator. His work will be on display from April 7 to April 27.

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His goal, in his own words: “In my waterscape and wildlife images, I try to capture the beauty and spiritual magnificence of nature. My photographs represent a moment in time through unique settings and the amazing personalities of wildlife. I am particularly interested in how nature can calm people’s minds while they take a “time-out” from their hectic, busy lives.”

Come in, view his display, and see if you think he has accomplished his goal. I’m sure you will enjoy his work. For more information about John P. Cardone visit his web site at  www.waterviewsbook.com.  His book, The Healing Power of Nature: A Practical Exploration of How Nature Can Influence Our Health and Well-being  is available for checkout.

**The Art Gallery is located on the main floor near the elevators.**

-posted by Betty, Reference Services

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The Commuter

Action R

A businessman is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home.

 

 

 

The Post

Drama PG-13

Determined to uphold the nation’s civil liberties, Katharine Graham, publisher of the Washington Post, and hard-nosed editor Ben Bradlee join forces to expose a decades-long cover-up. However, the two must risk their careers and their freedom to bring truth to light.

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Five Years on the Blog: April

Time again to revisit some of our blog post from the last five years, all appearing in the month of April.

2017: What We’re Reading Now: Audiobook Edition

2016: Broadway Musicals and Plays – Based on, Inspired By or Adapted from Books

2015: Register Your Book Club

2014:  New in DVD

2013: New Music at the Libary

Thanks for reading and watch out for our next look down blog memory lane sometime in May.

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

 

Our April Book Displays

Get Cooking is the theme for our first book display.  What a great collection of cookbooks– cookbooks for healthy eating, diabetics, allergy-friendly, gluten-free, and weight-watchers. There are some great ethnic cookbooks for Italian cookery and the Kosher baker. There are cookbooks for the busy family, cooking for two, the picky eater, and comfort food. The collection even has The Can’t Cook Book: 100+ Recipes for the Absolutely Terrified by Jessica Seinfeld.

 

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., our second book display is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement.  The books cover the man, his dream, and his life. Included topics are the history of the Civil Rights Movement, the March on Washington, and the Freedom Walkers. Also in this display are biographies of Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, James Meredith and Stokely Carmichael.

 

Our 2 mini displays are Holocaust Remembrance Day – April 12, 2018 and In Remembrance – Anita Shreve , bestselling author.

 

Our displays on the third floor:

April is Autism Awareness Month and is the theme for the health display.  It includes books that offer practical guides to autism, understanding autism, and how to care for a child with autism. Also included are how to help autistic persons achieve their dreams and goals. Besides the books, there are lots of handouts.

Celebrate National Library Week April 8-14 is next display (something that is near and dear to me).  Some of the topics covered are the history of libraries from ancient times to the modern public library, how to do research at the library, the Library of Congress and the Dewey Decimal System.

Last but not least, in honor of April is National Poetry Month, is the blue bucket of Poems for your Pocket. Come and take a poem. The blue bucket is sitting at the reference desk on the third floor.

And remember April showers bring May flowers and Syosset Library brings great reads!

**Displays are subject to change during the month**

-posted by Betty, Reference Services

 

 

 

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All the Money in the World

Drama R

The kidnapping of sixteen-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail to convince his billionaire grandfather to pay the ransom.

The Greatest Showman

Drama PG

Celebrates the birth of show business, and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

My Friend Dahmer

Drama R

A young Jeffrey Dahmer struggles to belong in high school.

Phantom Thread

Drama R

Set in 1950s London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover.

Proud Mary

Action R

Mary is a hitwoman working for an organized crime family in Boston. Her life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes awry.

The Tribes of Palos Verdes

Drama R

When the situation at her idyllic Palos Verdes home turns volatile, young Medina attempts to surf her way to happiness.

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Afternoon Book Discussion

With Jackie Ranaldo, Head of Readers’ Services

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 1:30 PM

“Documents the true story of a man who endured a hardscrabble, isolated existence in a tent in the Maine woods, never speaking with others and surviving by stealing supplies from nearby cabins, for 27 years, in a portrait that illuminates the survival means he developed and the reasons behind his solitary life.” (From the Publisher)

This program is free. No registration required.
Books are available at the Circulation Desk.
Photographs and videos taken during library programs may be used for library publicity.

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

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Permanent

Comedy PG-13

It’s 1982, and the Dicksons move to a southern town where all the girls long for Farrah Fawcett type curls. Pre-teen Aurelie begs her parents for a perm hoping for a life-changing curly waves but the bored student/beautician accidentally sets the timer for too long. Now Aurelie is left as a gawky yet endearing young teenager trying to navigate junior high.

Father Figures

Comedy R

Upon learning that their mother has been lying to them for years about their allegedly deceased father, two fraternal twin brothers hit the road in order to find him.

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