20 & 30 Something Book Club


Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

By Alvin Schwartz

with Jessikah Chautin & Stacey Levine, Librarians

Monday, October 24, 2016

7:30 PM

This spooky addition to Alvin Schwart’s popular books on American folklore is filled with tales of eerie horror and dark revenge that will make you jump with fright. There is a story here for everyone, skeletons with torn and tangled flesh who roam the earth; a ghost who takes revenge on her murderer, and a haunted house where every night a bloody head falls down the chimney. Stephen Gammell’s splendidly creepy drawings perfectly capture the mood of more than two dozen scary stories, and even scary songs, all just right for reading alone or for telling aloud in the dark         (From the Publisher).

No registration required. Free.

Books available at the Readers’ Services desk.

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New in DVD

ghostbustersGhostbusters: Answer the Call

Comedy PG-13

Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising

Comedy R

neighbors-2-sorority-risingNow that Mac and Kelly Radner have a second baby on the way, they are ready to make the final move into adulthood: the suburbs. But just as they thought they’d reclaimed the neighborhood and were safe to sell, they learn that the new occupants next door are a sorority even more out of control than Teddy and his brothers. Now forced to turn to the one ex-neighbor with the skills to bring down the new Greeks next door, they bring in charismatic Teddy as their secret weapon.

infiltratorThe Infiltrator

Drama R

A U.S. Customs official uncovers a money laundering scheme involving Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.

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Evening Book Discussion


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

at 7:30 PM.

with Lisa Jones, Readers’ Services Librarian

“In this stunning new historical novel inspired by true events, Kim van Alkemade tells    the fascinating story of a woman who must choose between revenge and mercy when she encounters the doctor who subjected her to dangerous medical experiments in a New York City Jewish orphanage years before.” -from the publisher

This program is free.

No registration required.

Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

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October’s Book Displays

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Our first display on the main floor is “It’s a Spooky Time of Year!” stocked full of books that will help you get into the Halloween mood.  Whether you need a scary tale to read, a costume to make, a decoration to hang or a recipe for a special treat, you’ll find it here.

The second main floor display is “Folklore”. It includes the classical fairy tales, myths and folklore tales and has an eclectic assortment of tales from round the world reflecting various cultures. Although folk tales can vary from different countries and lands, many contain universal themes, such family relations, love, greed, coming of age and justice.  Also included in this display are some more modern tales known as urban legends.

The mini displays are “Library Reads” which is a list of the top ten books published every month that librarians across the country love; and you’ll find books about the “2016 National Humanities Medal Honorees” on the other side.

On the third floor our health librarian’s display is “October Is Breast Cancer Awareness”. The books included for this display will inform you about the disease, its treatment options and how to cope with breast cancer in your daily life.  Certainly good information for anyone who has been affected by this disease personally or as a close family member or friend.  There are also a variety of educational handouts.

Celebrate “Hispanic Heritage Month” is the topic for the other third floor display. Learn about Hispanic history, culture, literature and art; and the contributions to our American heritage.

As always Syosset Public Library provides its patrons with interesting reading options.

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swiss-army-manSwiss Army Man

Comedy R

Hank, stranded on a deserted island and about to kill himself, notices a corpse washed up on the beach. He befriends it, naming it Manny, only to discover that his new friend can talk and has a myriad of supernatural abilities…which may help him get home.

X-Men: Apocalypse

Action PG-13

x-men-apocalypseApocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants to cleanse mankind…Raven with the help of Professor X must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis.

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Upcoming Books-to-Films

books to filmIf you like to read the book before you see the movie, here are five books whose film adaptations will be coming out during these next few months. All are available at the Syosset Public Library.

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

girl-on-the-trainFilm premieres October 7 and stars Haley Bennett, Emily Blunt and Justin Theroux.

Obsessively watching a breakfasting couple every day to escape the pain of her losses, Rachel witnesses a shocking event that inextricably entangles her in the lives of strangers.

Inferno by Dan Brown

infernoFilm premieres October 28 and stars Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones and Ben Foster.

In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces–Dante’s “Inferno”–as he battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle.

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk  by Ben Fountain

billy-lynns-long-halftime-walkFilm premieres November 11 and stars Kristen Stewart. Vin Diesel and Garrett Hedlund.

Asked to be part of the Dallas Cowboys’ Halftime Show, Specialist William Billy Lynn, one of the eight surviving men of the Bravo Squad, finds his life forever changed by this all-American event that causes him to better understand difficult truths about himself and those around him.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander

fantastic-beastsFilm premieres November 18 and stars Jon Voight, Eddie Redmayne and Ezra Miller.

Offers alphabetically arranged entries detailing the characteristics of such mythical beasts as hippogrifs, blast-ended screwts, dragons, and unicorns. A book of magical creatures straight from the library at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Lion, based  on the memoir A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierly and Larry Buttrose

long-way-homeFilm premieres November 25  and stars Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel.

An account of the author’s inspirational effort to find his India birthplace describes how he was accidentally separated from his family in the mid-1980s, his survival on the streets of Calcutta, his adoption by an Australian family, and his headline-making Google Earth search.

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New in DVD

mike-and-dave-need-wedding-datesMike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

Comedy R

Hard-partying brothers Mike and Dave place an online ad to find the perfect dates for their sister’s Hawaiian wedding. Hoping for a wild getaway, the boys instead find themselves outsmarted and out-partied by the uncontrollable duo.

neon-demonThe Neon Demon

Horror R

When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will use any means necessary to get what she has.

The Shallows

Drama PG-13

shallowsNancy is surfing on a secluded beach, and finds herself on the feeding ground of a great white shark. Though she is stranded only 200 yards from shore, survival proves to be the ultimate test of wills, requiring all of Nancy’s ingenuity, resourcefulness, and fortitude.

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