Afternoon Book Club

ministry of special cases

 

with Jackie Ranaldo, Head of Readers’ Services

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

1:30 PM

In 1976 Buenos Aires, Kaddish Poznan, an outcast, and his wife, Lillian, are devastated by the disappearance of their own son, Pato, which forces them into the bleak corridors of the Ministry of Special Cases in search of the truth.

This program is free.

No registration required.

Books available at the Circulation Desk one month prior to event.

– posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

 

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Evening Crossover Book Discussion

looking for alaska

Join Sharon Long, Teen Services Librarian and Pam Strudler, Reference Librarian for a special “crossover” book discussion of the Young Adult novel,

Looking for Alaska

by John Green

Tuesday, August 4 at 7:30 PM

*Teens Welcome

Sixteen-year-old Miles’ first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.

Free event.

No registration required.

Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

– posted by Sharon and Pam S., Reference Services

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New in DVD

danny collinsDanny Collins

Drama R

Aging rocker Danny Collins can’t give up his hard-living ways. But when his manager uncovers a 40-year-old undelivered letter written to him by John Lennon, he decides to change course and embarks on a heartfelt journey to rediscover his family, find true love, and begin a second act.

The Gunman

Action R

gunmanA sniper on an unscrupulous slaying team kills the minister of mines of the Congo. Terrier’s successful kill shot requires him to go into hiding to safeguard himself and his team from revenge. Terrier goes back to the Congo years later, but soon discovers himself to be the target of a paid hit gang associated with the minister’s assassination.

3 Hearts

Foreign PG-13

3 heartsOne night in provincial France, Marc meets Sylvie after missing his train back to Paris. Instantly and intensely drawn to one another, they wander through the streets until morning in rare, almost choreographed harmony. A thwarted plan for a second meeting sends each in a separate direction: Sylvie reunites with her ex and leaves France; Marc falls in love and marries.

-posted by Ralph, Media Services

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What We Do in the ShadowsWhat We Do in the Shadows

Comedy R

Vulvus, Viago, and Deacon are vampires who live here, among us. They are real vampires; undead, immortal creatures who stalk the night and search for human blood, preferably virgins. Witness the many horrid, abominable aspects of vampire life, such as hunting and feeding, vampire rivalry and fighting with werewolves, as well as normal night to night aspects that make them not so different from us like keeping the flat clean, jobs, shopping, meeting people and trying to fit in.

Kung Fu KillerKung Fu Killer

Action NR

A martial arts instructor from the police force gets imprisoned after killing a man by accident. But when a vicious killer starts targeting martial arts masters, the instructor offers to help the police in return for his freedom.

– posted by Ralph, Media Services

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Presidential Pardon

george washingtonWe may hate to admit it, but the majority of us have, at some point, returned library books past the due date.  Even librarians have been guilty of being in possession of overdue library materials.  Fear not, we are in fact, in good company.  Its seems that the founding father of the United States, our very first President, George Washington is the record holder for the most overdue library book.  Five months into his presidency, September 1789, Washington borrowed the legal manifesto, Law of Nations: Principles of the Law of Nature; or Applied to the Conduct and Affairs of Nations and Sovereigns by Monsieur De Vattel from the New York Society Library in New York City.  For the next 221 years the book lay forgotten amongst other belongings at Washington’s Mount Vernon home in Virginia.  Library officials at the New York Society were aware of the lost book but were not holding out much hope.  Miraculously, in 2010 the book was found and the staff at Mount Vernon returned the book to the New York Society Library.  George Washington’s late fee of $300,000 was waived by the NYSL.  Now, that’s a lot of dollars….   

This article first appeared in the June 2015 issue of Syosset Public Library’s newsletter, The Book Club Insider.

-posted by Lisa J., Readers’ Services

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Afternoon Book Club

Everything I never told you

Everything I Never Told You

By Celeste Ng

With Lisa Jones, Readers’ Services Librarian

A story of the divisions between cultures and the rifts within a family explores the fallout of the drowning death of Lydia Lee, the favorite daughter of a Chinese-American family in 1970s Ohio.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 1:00 PM* (please note earlier start time)

This Program is Free

Books will be available at the Circulation Desk

– posted by Lisa J., Readers’ Services

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New in DVD

Clouds Of Sils MariaClouds Of Sils Maria

Drama R

At the peak of her international career, Maria Enders is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous twenty years ago. Back then she played the role of an alluring young girl but now she is being asked to step into the older role. With her assistant Maria prepares to play opposite a young Hollywood starlet and finds herself on the other side of the mirror, face to face with an unsettling reflection of herself.

Ex MachinaEx Machina

Sci Fi R

Caleb, a 24-year-old coder at the world’s largest Internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a retreat belonging to the company’s reclusive CEO, Nathan. But when Caleb arrives he finds that he will have to participate in a fascinating experiment with the world’s first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot woman, Ava. Truths, emotions, and motives are blurred as the relationship between Caleb, Ava, and Nathan intensifies. Also available in Blu-Ray DVD.

It FollowsIt Follows

Horror R

For nineteen-year-old Jay, the fall should be about school, boys, and weekends at the lake. Yet, after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, she suddenly finds herself plagued by nightmarish visions; she can’t shake the sensation that someone, or something, is following her. As the threat closes in, Jay and her friends must somehow escape the horrors that are only a few steps behind.

Paul Blart Mall Cop 2

Comedy PG

Paul Blart Mall Cop 2After six years of keeping our malls safe, Paul Blart has earned a well-deserved vacation. He heads to Vegas with his teenage daughter before she heads off to college. But safety never takes a holiday, and when duty calls, Blart answers.

 

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Comedy PG

Second Best Exotic Marigold HotelAs the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy – posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals – Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel.

– posted by Ralph, Media Services

 

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