New in DVD

The Sisters Brothers

Drama R

In 1850s Oregon, a gold prospector is chased by the infamous duo of assassins, the Sisters brothers.

A Private War

Drama R

In a world where journalism is under attack, Marie Colvin is one of the most admired war correspondents of today. She is fearless and rebellious, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe. After being hit by a grenade, she wears a distinctive eye patch and is still as comfortable with London’s elite as she is confronting dictators. Her mission to show the true cost of war leads her, along with war photographer Paul Conroy, to embark on the most dangerous assignment of their lives.

The Girl in the Spider’s Web

Action R

Journalist Mikael Blomkvist and young computer hacker Lisbeth Salander find themselves caught in a web of cybercriminals, corrupt government officials, and spies.

 

Widows

Drama R

Four women with nothing in common except a debt left by their dead husbands’ criminal acts conspire to take fate into their own hands.

Once Upon a Deadpool

Action PG-13

A Deadpool fairy tale that gives zero F’s and is a version of Deadpool 2 for a PG-13 audience.

-posted by Ralph, Media Services

 

 

 

Bad Times at the El Royal

Drama R

Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe’s El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption, before everything goes to hell.

Black 47

Action R

One man’s ruthless pursuit of justice plays out against the darkest chapter of Irish history in this riveting revenge thriller. In 1847, battle-hardened soldier Feeney deserts the British army to return home to Ireland, where he finds his country ravaged beyond recognition by the Great Famine. When he discovers that his mother has died of starvation and his brother has been hanged by the British, something snaps, sending Feeney on a relentless quest to get even with the powers-that-be.

A Caribbean Dream

Drama PG-13

Set in the stunning tropical paradise of Barbados, this modern-day re-imagining of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is filled with laughter and romance.

-posted by Ralph, Media Services

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New in DVD

Boy Erased

Drama R

Jared, the son of a Baptist preacher, is forcibly outed by his parents and forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program.

Hunter Killer

Action R

An untested American submarine captain teams with US Navy SEALs to rescue the Russian president, who has been kidnapped by a rogue general.

The Wife

Drama R

Joan Castleman is a still-striking beauty with impeccable credentials, the perfect alpha wife. Forty years spent sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to fan the flames of her husband Joe and his skyrocketing literary career. Ignoring his infidelities and excuses because of his ‘art’ with grace and humor. She has reached her breaking point. On the eve of Joe’s Nobel Prize for Literature, Joan’s coup de grace is to confront the biggest sacrifice of her life and secret of his career.

-posted by Ralph, Media Services

Our Next Health Reference Program

Colon Cancer Awareness

Friday, February 15, 2019 at 11AM

Colon cancer is the third most common cancer afflicting all Americans regarding of age, gender or race. In fact, the incidence and prevalence of colon cancer is increasing in younger and younger populations.

Join us for an informative talk from Northwell Health Colorectal Surgeon, Dr. Shirley Shih, on how to prevent,diagnose and treat this disease in anticipation of colon cancer awareness month in March. Dr. Shih grew up locally in Jericho where her parents still reside. She graduated from Jericho HS and went to Stanford University where she completed a Bachelors of Arts in Human Biology, followed by medical school at Albany Medical College and a  surgical residency at George Washington University Hospital. Dr. Shih completed a year of colorectal research in Weston, FL at the Cleveland Clinic and then proceeded to finish a year of clinical colorectal fellowship at Indiana University. She practiced in the suburbs of Philadelphia for 7 years before returning home to Long Island to join Northwell Health as a board certified colorectal surgeon.

This program is free. 

Photographs and videos taken during

library programs may be used for library publicity.

Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

Health Professionals’ schedules can change,

please call to confirm program.

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

 

 

 

Afternoon Book Discussion

A portrait of the Irish-American experience is presented through the story of an Irish immigrant’s suicide and how it reverberates through innumerable lives in early twentieth-century Catholic Brooklyn. -from the publisher

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

at 1:30 PM

With Jackie Ranaldo, Head of Readers’ Services

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

 

 

 

New in DVD

The First Man

Drama PG-13

The riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight. A visceral and intimate account told from Armstrong’s perspective, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the film explores the triumphs and the cost – on Armstrong, his family, his colleagues, and the nation itself – of one of the most dangerous missions in history.

The Hate U Give

Drama PG-13

Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr tries to find her voice in order to stand up for what’s right.

Johnny English Strikes Again

Comedy PG

The UK is in peril. Five days before the PM is to host her first G12 summit, MI7’s security is breached and every agent in the field identified and exposed. The only hope of finding the perpetrator is to bring an agent out of retirement, but with most of them either dead or close to it, the head of MI7 is left with only one choice, and his name is English.

-posted by Ralph, Media Services

Our January Book Displays

Happy New Year to all our patrons!

Our first display is Best Books of 2018 on the main  floor. There are a lot of choices and all great reads. Included in the display are books by acclaimed authors such as Chris Bohjalian, Tana French, Barbara Kingsolver, Jodi Picoult, Ann Tyler, Kristin Hannah and more. One of my New Year‘s resolutions is to go outside my comfort zone and read books by authors with whom I’m not familiar.

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TR’s World: In Commemoration of the Centennial of the Death of Theodore Roosevelt, January 6, 1919 is the topic for second book display on the main floor. A large number of books have been written about this amazing man, a naturalist, hunter, soldier, family man and politician. He made his home in Oyster Bay, New York which is now a museum open to the public.

The main floor two mini displays* are:

Happy 75th Anniversary (1943-2018) To a Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Amos Oz (May 4, 1939-December 28, 2018)

*mini-displays are subject to change during the month*

On the third floor, the book displays are in keeping a New Year theme. The health librarian’s display is A New Year, A New You! Books here include not only diet and exercise guides, but also some on other subjects, such as how to cope with various illnesses and advice on achieving a happier life. The handouts available cover various topics that can enhance your health and your life in general.

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Today is a Great Day to Learn Something New is the theme for the second third floor display. It’s always a good idea to learn a new skill or to take up a new hobby. This display has some interesting topics such as solar panels, casino gambling and poker, swimming, horse riding, canoeing, collecting and lots of DIY (do-it-yourself).

We hope visiting Syosset Library and enjoying our facilities and resources will be a part of your New Year’s resolution!

-posted by Betty, Reference Services

New in DVD

Halloween

Horror R

Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

The Birthday Wish

Drama NR

A woman expecting to get engaged on her all-important 30th birthday gets a different surprise after she makes her birthday wish: a glimpse into her future, which doesn’t resemble anything she’s ever imagined for herself.

-posted by Ralph, Media Services

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

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