New Titles Added to our Pre-loaded Nooks

The Readers’ Services Department has multiple pre-loaded Nooks filled with popular titles for Syosset Library cardholders to borrow. Come to the readers services desk to check one out today or call 516-921-7161 to arrange for curbside pick up of a pre-loaded Nook.

The following titles have recently been added:

Beach Read – Emily Henry 

Golden Girl – Elin Hilderbrand 

The Last Thing He Told Me – Laura Dave 

The Lost Boys of Montauk – Amanda M. Fairbanks  

The Maidens – Alex Michaelidis  

Malibu Rising – Taylor Jenkins Reid 

People We Meet on Vacation – Emily Henry 

The Sweetness of Water – Nathan Harris 

That Summer – Jennifer Weiner 

While Justice Sleeps – Stacey Abrams 

-posted by Donna, Readers’ Services

New in DVD

French Exit

Comedy R

Sixty-year-old penniless Manhattan socialite Frances Price had a plan. To die before the money ran out, but things didn’t go as planned. Her husband Franklin has been dead for twelve years and with his vast inheritance gone, she cashes in the last of her possessions and resolves to live out her twilight days anonymously in a borrowed apartment in Paris. She is accompanied by her directionless son Malcolm and a cat named Small Frank, who may or may not embody the spirit of Frances’s dead husband.

Godzilla vs. Kong

Action PG-13

Legends collide as Godzilla and Kong, the two most powerful forces of nature, clash on the big screen in a spectacular battle for the ages. As a squadron embarks on a perilous mission into fantastic uncharted terrain, unearthing clues to the Titans’ very origins and humankind’s survival, a conspiracy threatens to wipe the creatures, both good and bad, from the face of the earth forever.


Sci Fi PG-13

With the future of the human race at stake, a group of young men and women, bred for intelligence and obedience, embark on an expedition to colonize a distant planet. But when they uncover disturbing secrets about the mission, they defy their training and begin to explore their most primitive natures. As life on the ship descends into chaos, they are consumed by fear, lust, and the insatiable hunger for power.


Drama PG-13

A bereaved woman seeks out a new life, off the grid in Wyoming.

-posted by Ralph, Media Services

2021 Adult Summer Readng Club

Welcome to the Syosset Library’s 12th Annual Adult Summer Reading Club. The program is simple and stress-free, just the way summer should be! Sign up and submit titles of any book you start reading on the day you register and finish reading by August 14, 2021. For each title you submit, you will have a chance to win raffle prizes in weekly drawings and at the completion of the program. Details to be announced. Registration is required to participate and begins on Tuesday, June 15. Register in-person at the Readers’ Services Desk or online:

  • Members choose the books they want to read:
    • Adult and Young Adult books qualify
    • Audiobooks, eBooks and Graphic Novels qualify
    • Cookbooks, Travel Guides, individual Short Stories, and Children’s books will not be accepted
  • Books must be started and finished between the date you register & 8/14/21
  • Patrons who join the program and submit at least one title will be eligible to participate in raffle drawings
  • Registration required – Open to Syosset School District Residents 18 years or older with a valid Syosset Public Library card.

All titles must be submitted by Saturday, August 14 at 5 PM.               

See a Readers’ Services Librarian for details.

This program is Free.  

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

New in DVD

Chaos Walking

Action PG-13

In the not-too-distant future, Todd Hewitt discovers Viola, a mysterious girl who crash lands on his planet, where all the women have disappeared and the men are afflicted by ‘the Noise,’ a force that puts all their thoughts on display. In this dangerous landscape, Viola’s life is threatened, and as Todd vows to protect her, he will have to discover his own inner power and unlock the planet’s dark secrets.

The Courier

Drama NR

The true story of a British businessman unwittingly recruited into one of the greatest international conflicts in history. Forming an unlikely partnership with a Soviet officer hoping to prevent a nuclear confrontation, the two men work together to provide the crucial intelligence used to defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis.


Drama R

Sam and Tusker are traveling across England in their old RV to visit friends, family and places from their past. Since Tusker was diagnosed with dementia two years ago, their time together is the most important thing they have.

-posted by Ralph, Media Services

Adult Summer Reading Club Kick-off – visit with the Author

Join us for the Adult Summer Reading Club Kick-off on June 15th at 3 pm when journalist Amanda M. Fairbanks will join us to discuss her 2021 nonfiction release, The Lost Boys of Montauk: The True Story of the Wind Blown, Four Men Who Vanished at Sea, and the Survivors They Left Behind, recounting the March 1984 disappearance of a Montauk-based commercial fishing vessel and its crew.

“In the tradition of the #1 New York Times bestseller (and Academy-Award nominated film) The Perfect Storm, and with a nod to Steven Gaines’ dishy tell-all, Philistines at the Hedgerow, a riveting account of a fishing boat and its four young crewman lost at sea in 1984 off the coast of Montauk in eastern Long Island — a “fishing town with a drinking problem,” as the locals have it — and the stunning repercussions of that loss for the families and friends of the four missing men and, indeed, the entire storied summer community of the Hamptons.” -from the publisher

Find the link to this program, as well as the rest of Syosset Public Library’s current virtual offerings on our Live Streaming Events webpage.

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

Five on Friday: New Nonfiction

Here are five of the nonfiction books that have recently hit Syosset Public Libraries shelves. Why not visit the rest of the new book collection, located on the second floor, the next time you are in!

The Haunting of Alma Fielding: A True Ghost Story

by Kate Summerscale

London, 1938: Embattled housewife Alma Fielding contacts the press after she begins experiencing supernatural phenomena in her home.  

What happened next: Hoping to cement his standing in the spiritualist community, Hungarian parapsychologist Nandor Fodor spent four months investigating the disturbing occurrences, developing a complicated relationship with Alma.

Victim…or fraud? This atmospheric stranger-than-fiction ghost story allows readers to draw their own conclusions about Alma’s plight.

Remember: The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting

by Lisa Genova

What it’s about: the ins and outs of human memory, including the different types of memory, common misconceptions, and relevant diseases.

Read it for: the engaging writing, which makes complex scientific concepts accessible to the general reader; the overview of the dementia risk factors we can control, like exercise and sleep. 

About the author: Neuroscientist Lisa Genova is best known for her novel Still Alice, which was adapted into a film starring Julianne Moore as a character with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Blood and Treasure: Daniel Boone and the Fight for America’s First Frontier

by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin

What it is: a fast-paced chronicle of Daniel Boone’s exploits in the 1770s and his establishment of a settlement in present-day Kentucky. 

Is it for you? This evocative popular history by bestselling duo Bob Drury and Tom Clavin (Valley Forge) will appeal to the authors’ many fans and to general readers who love vivid storytelling.

Dusk, Night, Dawn: On Revival and Courage

by Anne Lamott

What it’s about: navigating the tough questions that face us all, from the struggles in our individual lives to much larger, existential concerns.

Read it for:
the lighthearted and hopeful tone; the warm and unapologetic candor that author Anne Lamott is known for bringing to her observations on life and faith.

The Gospels

by Sarah Ruden

What it is: an illuminating and thought-provoking new translation of the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

What makes it unique:
the balance struck between accessible language for the modern reader and accurately capturing the historical and cultural context of the original text.  

About the author:
Poet, essayist, and literary critic Sarah Ruden has translated ancient works as diverse as Homeric Hymns, The Satyricon, and Saint Augustine’s Confessions

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services


New in DVD

The Father

Drama PG-13

A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind, and even the fabric of his reality.

Happy Times

Foreign NR

A dinner party for a group of decidedly boorish Israeli-Americans at a Hollywood Hills mansion turns deadly as a toxic mix of alcohol, egos, lust, and greed combine to spin bloodily out of control.

-posted by Ralph, Media Services

Beach Read Recommendations

Summer is almost here – or what a lot of Readers call “Beach Read season”! Our staff is always ready with book recommendations and here are some or our suggestions with reading at the beach or poolside in mind:

“I found Jude Deveraux’s new book Meant To Be a very interesting and a fast read. Probably because I could identify with the first generation’s age group, it starts out in the early seventies.”

-Rosanne, Head of Circulation Services

The Idea of You by Robinne Lee: Vogue called it ‘the Sleeper Hit of the pandemic’! What are you waiting for, read it!

-Donna, Readers’ Services Librarian

I really loved The Flatshare.”

-Sue Ann, Head of Children’s Services

Beach Read by Emily Henry”  

-Jackie, Head of Readers’ Services

“I would recommend The People We Meet on Vacation – the perfect beach read!”

-Evelyn, Readers’ Services Librarian

The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine”

-Nathalie, Children’s Services Librarian

“I took The Last Resort by Marissa Stapley to the beach last year not knowing anything about it. I finished it in that one day at the beach!

-Sonia, Reference Services Librarian

If you’re looking for more books to take to beach, come in and take a look at our Beach Reads display on the main floor anytime this summer.

Please tell us about your own Beach Read favorites in the comment section.

Reading a good book can make your day at the beach unforgettable!

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

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

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