Afternoon Book Discussion

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 1:30 pm

with Jackie Ranaldo, Head of Readers’ Services

“When her happy middle-class life in Afghanistan is shattered by the rise of the Taliban and her husband’s murder by fundamentalists, former schoolteacher Fereiba embarks on a high-risk effort to escape to England with her three children.” -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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New in DVD

Shazam!

Action PG-13
Everybody has a superhero inside of them; it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s case, by shouting out one word, this streetwise fourteen-year-old foster kid can turn into an adult superhero, courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart, inside a ripped, godlike body, he revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! But he’ll need to master these powers quickly to fight the deadly forces of evil.

Breakthrough

Drama PG
Based on the inspirational true story of one mother’s unfaltering love in the face of impossible odds. When Joyce Smith’s adopted son John falls through an icy Missouri lake, all hope seems lost. But as John lies lifeless, Joyce refuses to give up. Her steadfast belief inspires those around her to continue to pray for John’s recovery, even in the face of every case history and scientific prediction. A reminder that faith and love can create a mountain of hope, and sometimes even a miracle.
-posted by Ralph, Media Services

Book to Film Discussion

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary

of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Friday, July 19, 2019 at 2 pm

with Barney Levantino, Reference Librarian

First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong (2005), by James R. Hansen, about legendary U.S. Astronaut Neil Armstrong’s journey to become the first person to walk on the moon. Read the book, then see how it is interpreted and adapted for the screen. Rated PG-13.

A short discussion will follow the viewing of the film.

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

 

Our July Displays

Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. It’s time for a good beach read.

Our first display on the main floor is still Beach Reads. Lots of books have been added to the display, and also includes bibliographies. There is still time to join the Adult Summer Reading Club.

Our second display is Non-Fiction Beach Reads. As the old saying goes, “truth is stranger than fiction.” The display is stocked with interesting tales, including histories, biographies and crime stories. There is sure to be a story to catch your eye.

 

The two main floor mini displays are:

· Travel the World through Books, a great way to see exotic places, learn about foreign cultures and enjoy our magnificent planet.

· Large Print Beach Reads, more fun reading and easy on your eyes.

On the third floor the health librarian continues with the theme Health Beach Reads. Learning about our bodies and how to stay healthy is always of interest. As usual, there are plenty of handouts are available.

Enjoy Parks and Recreation Month is the topic for the second display. It’s full of ideas for fun outdoor activities, hiking, cycling, fishing, canoeing, camping and activities to do with the family or with your dog.

Make Syosset Public Library part of your summer entertainment.

-posted by Betty, Reference Services

New in DVD

After

Drama PG-13

The story follows Tessa, a dedicated student, dutiful daughter, and loyal girlfriend to her high school sweetheart, as she enters her first semester in college. Armed with grand ambitions for her future, her guarded world opens up when she meets the dark and mysterious Hardin Scott, a magnetic, brooding rebel who makes her question all she thought she knew about herself and what she wants out of life.

High Life

Sci Fi R

Monte and his baby daughter are the last survivors of a damned and dangerous mission to deep space. The crew, death row inmates led by a doctor with sinister motives, has vanished. As the mystery of what happened onboard the ship is unraveled, father and daughter must rely on each other to survive as they hurtle toward the oblivion of a black hole.

Pet Sematary

Horror R

Louis Creed and his wife Rachel relocate with their two young children from Boston to rural Maine. The couple soon discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home. When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his neighbor Jud Crandall, setting off a perilous of events that unleashes an unspeakable evil with horrific consequences.

Saint Judy

Drama PG-13

The true story of immigration attorney Judy Wood as she represents and fights for Asefa Ashwari, an Afghan woman who fled her home country after being persecuted by the Taliban. Despite setbacks and losses, their efforts culminate in arguments before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, as they seek to save not only Asefa’s life but countless others across the world.

-posted by Ralph, Media Services

New in DVD

The Best of Enemies

Drama PG-13

Based on a true story, the film centers on the unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater, an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis, a local Ku Klux Klan leader, who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit, battling over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina, during the racially charged summer of 1971. The incredible events that unfolded would change Durham and the lives of Atwater and Ellis forever.

-posted by Ralph, Media Services

Author Visit – Nicola Harrison

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Nicola Harrison the author of Montauk visited the library on June 18th. Audience members enjoyed Harrison’s tales of research about Montauk of years past. She read from Montauk, offered us insights into her writing process and gave us a glimpse into the publishing world, as she shared the story of the evolution of the books stunning cover. Many audience members shared their stories of Montauk with her. You can reserve your copy of this entrancing novel here. Copies of Montauk were sold by The Friends of the Library for signing by Ms. Harrison.

Librarians interviewed Ms. Harrison for our podcast Turn The Page. We discussed Nicola’s research and who would play Dolly in the movie version of Montauk …. keep an eye out for this episode of the podcast here.

-posted by Donna, Readers’ Services

A blog written by the librarians at Syosset Public Library, Syosset, New York.

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