New in DVD


Sci Fi- PG13 

Paul Atreides, a brilliant, gifted young man born into a destiny beyond his understanding, must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence, only those who can conquer their fear will survive.


Drama- PG13 

Years after an unspeakable tragedy tore their lives apart, two sets of parents agree to talk privately in an attempt to move forward. In Fran Kranz’s writing and directing debut, he thoughtfully examined their journey of grief, anger, and acceptance by coming face-to-face with the ones who have been left behind.

Halloween Kills

Horror- R 

The Halloween night when Michael Myers returned isn’t over yet. Michael manages to free himself from Laurie Strode’s trap to resume his ritual bloodbath. As Laurie fights for her life from injuries from her last encounter with Michael, she inspires her daughter Karen, granddaughter Allyson, and all of Haddonfield to rise up against their unstoppable monster.

The Dry

Drama- R 

Federal Agent Aaron Fal returns to his hometown after a 20-year absence to attend the funeral of his childhood friend, Luke, who allegedly killed his wife and child before taking his own life. When Falk reluctantly agrees to stay and investigate the crime, he opens up an old wound– the death of 17-year-old Ellie Deacon. He begins to suspect that these two crimes, separated by decades, are connected.


Foreign- R

Ema and Gaston are artistic free spirits in an experimental dance troupe whose lives are thrown into chaos when their adopted son Polo is involved in a shocking incident. As their marriage crumbles in the wake of their decision to abandon Polo, Ema embarks on an odyssey of liberation and self-discovery as she dances and seduces her way into a daring new life.

-posted by Jenn, Media Services

New in DVD

The French Dispatch

Comedy- R 

Wes Anderson’s THE FRENCH DISPATCH brings to life a collection of stories from the final issue of an American magazine published in the fictional 20th-century French city of Ennui-sur-Blasé.


Horror- R 

The wendigo…a cannibalistic, demonic monster that can drive the unsuspecting to do the unspeakable. When a small-town Oregon teacher and her brother, the local sheriff, seek to help a troubled young boy who harbors a strange secret, the consequences are more dreadful than they could have imagined. 


Action- R 

Inspired by Charles Dickens’ novel Oliver Twist, and set in contemporary London, this film follows the journey of Twist, a gifted graffiti artist trying to find his way after the loss of his mother. Lured into a street gang headed by the paternal Fagin, Twist is attracted to the lifestyle– and to Red, an alluring member of Fagin’s crew. 

-Posted by Jenn, Media Services

Afternoons with the Author Series

Tuesday, January 11 at 3 p.m.

Looking for your next great read? Join the Readers’ Services librarians for Afternoons with the Author. Learn more about the author, the writing process, and how their impressive new book came to be!

Open to all; no registration required.

Join via Zoom from the link on the Calendar of Events

Photo credit: Pete Kiehart

In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day held annually on January 27, journalist Rebecca Frankel joins us to discuss the writing of her 2021 release Into the Forest: A Holocaust Story of Survival, Triumph, and Love detailing the inspirational tale of a Polish Jewish Family that survived the Holocaust by escaping into the forest

Hope you can join us!

-posted by Readers’ Services

Join the Syosset Library’s Adult Winter Reading Club

Register in-person at the Readers’ Services Desk, by phone 516-921-7161 x 239, or online. Upon registration, you will receive your Adult Winter Reading Club BINGO card. Read any book within the assigned categories to complete a BINGO. For each BINGO you complete, a ticket will be entered to win a raffle prize.

Registration is required and begins on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.

Open to Syosset School District residents 18 years or older with a valid library card.

Winners will be contacted on Wednesday, March 2, 2022.

Adult Winter Reading Club Guidelines

· Registration is required to participate

· You choose the books you want to read within the given categories

· Adult books and Young Adult books qualify — Children’s books will not be accepted

· Audiobooks, eBooks & Graphic Novels qualify

· Individual short stories and cookbooks will not be accepted

· Only those books you start reading on the day you register and finish reading by Saturday, February 26, 2022 should be included 

· Open to Syosset School District Residents 18-years or older with a valid library card

· All BINGO cards must be returned by Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 5 PM

· A title may be applied to one box only

· Each BINGO will be awarded a raffle ticket

· A BINGO equals a completed column, row or diagonal line

· A full BINGO card will be awarded an extra raffle ticket

· You will be given two BINGO cards to choose from—only one can be submitted

Good luck!

-posted by Readers’ Services

New in DVD

The Many Saints of Newark

Drama- R

Young Anthony Soprano is growing up in one of the most tumultuous eras in Newark’s history, becoming a man just as rival gangsters start to rise up and challenge the all-powerful DiMeo crime family. Caught up in the changing times is the uncle he idolizes, Dickie Moltisanti, whose influence over his nephew will help shape the impressionable teenager into the all-powerful mob boss Tony Soprano.

My Salinger Year

Drama- R 

After leaving graduate school to pursue her dream of becoming a writer, In New York City’s late nineties, a young aspiring writer lands a day-job at J.D. Salinger’s literary agency. While her eccentric and old-fashioned boss tasks her to process Salinger’s voluminous fan mail, she struggles to find her own voice. 

Sophie Jones

Drama- NR 

Stunned by the untimely death of her mother and struggling with the myriad challenges of teendom, Sophie tries everything she can to feel something again, while holding herself together, in this sensitive, acutely realized, and utterly relatable coming-of-age story.

The Sky is Pink

Foreign- NR 

The incredible love story of a couple spanning 25 years, told through the lens of their teenage daughter. She is sassy, sardonic, spunky…and dead. A fact she nonchalantly mentions at the very outset. Unexpectedly humorous, warm and heart-wrenching all at once as the magic of life and the beauty of death manifests in one family’s unusual, courageous journey. 

Truth to Power: The Revolutionary Message of System of a Down’s Gerj Tankian

Documentary- NR 

Truth to Power allows audiences backstage access to Serj Tankian, the Grammy-winning lead singer of System of a Down, whose faith in music not only revolutionized heavy metal, but also world events. Throughout his life, the musician has pursued social justice, harnessing the power of his songs and celebrity for real political change.

Small Engine Repair

Comedy- R 

Three childhood friends in a working-class New England town come together for a whiskey-fueled celebration that rapidly escalates.

-posted by Jenn, Media Services

New in DVD

Old Henry

Western – NR 

Old Henry tells the story of a widowed farmer and his son who warily take in a mysterious, injured man with a satchel full of cash. When a posse of men claiming to be the law come for the money, the farmer must decide whom to trust. Defending a siege of his homestead, the farmer reveals a surprising talent for gunslinging that brings his true identity into question. 

The Salisbury Poisonings

Drama – NR 

In March 2018, Salisbury became the site of an unprecedented emergency after a nerve agent attack on a Russian double-agent and his daughter garnered international attention. As traces of the deadly poison were found throughout the city, officials scrambled to understand what was happening and how to protect residents. Tracy Daszkiewicz, a local council public health official, found herself thrust into the center of the storm as she coordinated lockdown and decontamination efforts amidst uncertainty and increasing public panic.

Six Minutes to Midnight

Drama – PG-13

In the summer of 1939, influential families in Nazi Germany have sent their daughters to a finishing school in the English seaside town of Bexhill-on-Sea to learn the language and be ambassadors heralding the rise of Nazism. Posing as a schoolteacher, undercover British secret service agent Thomas Miller sees the threat of what is to come and attempts to raise the alarm…but the authorities believe he is the problem. 

No Man of God

Drama – NR 

In 1980, Ted Bundy was sentenced to death by electrocution. In the years that followed, he agreed to disclose the details of his crimes, but only to one man. During the early days of the agency’s criminal profiling unit, FBI analyst Bill Hagmeier met with the incarcerated Ted Bundy in the hopes of understanding the psychology of the serial killer and providing closure for the victims’ families. 

The Last Duel

Drama – R

Based on actual events, the film centers on one woman’s accusation that she was brutally assaulted by Jacques Le Gris, her husband Jean de Carrouges’ friend. Now, in order to prove his wife’s claim, de Carrouges must fight Le Gris to the death, the victor believed to be determined by God. All three lives hang in the balance in this gripping, cinematic film. 

-posted by Jenn, Media Services

New Museum Pass

Syosset Public Library has a new museum addition to our Museum Pass Program: Raynham Hall Museum.  The museum, located in Oyster Bay, and was, for 200 years, the home of the Townsends of Oyster Bay — merchants, slave owners, Patriots, civic leaders. One of the sons of the family, Robert Townsend, posed as a Loyalist in Manhattan and relayed vital intelligence to George Washington, helping the Patriots win the Revolutionary War.

Experience the Townsend family home, discover the lives of the Townsend family and the lives of those they enslaved, and learn all about the Revolutionary War and the Culper Spy Ring. Raynham Hall Museum includes many period rooms detailing daily life in the 18th and 19th centuries. 

This one day print on demand pass entitles two adults and two children (up to 17 years) free admission, either for a guided tour at 1pm or 3pm or a self-guided tour in the education center only. Pass also includes a 10% discount in the museum shop. Not valid for special events.

Docent-guides tours only take place on Wednesday, Fridays, and Sundays at 1pm and 3pm. Self-guided tours featuring an exciting augmented reality experience are now available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, starting every hour from 1pm to 4pm.

Visit the Raynham Hall Museum website for more information regarding visiting hours. To make a pass reservation, please visit the museum pass page on our website or call the Reference Desk to speak with a librarian at (516) 921-7161 ext. 217.

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

New in DVD

The Card Counter

Drama – R 

William Tell is a gambler and former serviceman who sets out to reform a young man seeking revenge on a mutual enemy from their past. Tell just wants to play cards. His spartan existence on the casino trail is shattered when he is approached by Cirk, a vulnerable and angry young man seeking help to execute his plan for revenge on a military colonel. Tell sees a chance at redemption through his relationship with Cirk.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage

Action – PG-13 

In search of his next big story, journalist Eddie Brock lands an exclusive interview with convicted murderer and death row inmate Cletus Kasady, who discovers Eddie’s secret and becomes the host for Carnage, a menacing and terrifying symbiote. Now, Eddie and Venom must get past their contentious relationship to defeat him. 

Cry Macho

Drama- R 

A one-time rodeo star and washed-up horse breeder takes a job from an ex-boss to bring the man’s young son home, away from his alcoholic mother. Crossing rural Mexico on their way back to Texas, the unlikely pair face an unexpectedly challenging journey, during which the world-weary horseman may find his own sense of redemption through teaching the boy what it means to be a good man.


Action – R 

To escape a hitman, a con artist gets himself arrested and locked up in a small-town police station, but soon the hitman schemes his way into a nearby cell, and then another hitman arrives.

The Mitchells vs. the Machines

Comedy – PG 

An old-school father and his plugged-in, filmmaker daughter struggle to relate as their family embarks on a road trip to her new college. Their drive is interrupted by a machine apocalypse that threatens to tear these unlikely heroes apart unless they can find a way to join forces and save humanity. 

Swan Song

Comedy- NR 

Retired hairdresser Pat Pitsenbarger, escapes the confines of his small-town Sandusky, Ohio nursing home after learning of his former client’s dying wish for him to style her final hairdo. Soon, Pat embarks on a comical and bittersweet odyssey across town to confront the ghosts of his past- and collect the beauty supplies necessary for the job.

Dear Evan Hansen

Musical – PG-13 

Evan Hansen is on the outside always looking in, a high school senior who’s all but invisible to his classmates. When an innocent lie of compassion spirals out of control, he struggles to tell the truth and be seen for who he truly is. 

-posted by Jenn, Media Services

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

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