New in DVD


Comedy R

Movie star Vincent Chase, together with his boys, Eric, Turtle, and Johnny, is back, and back in business with super agent turned studio head Ari Gold. Some of their ambitions have changed, but the bond between them remains strong as they navigate the capricious and often cutthroat world of Hollywood.

I’ll See You in my Dreams

I'll See You in my DreamsDrama PG-13

In this vibrant, funny, and heartfelt film, a widow and former songstress discover that life can begin anew at any age. With the support of three loyal girlfriends, Carol decides to embrace the world, embarking on an unlikely .



Horror PG-13

The classic tale about a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever.




Comedy R

Susan Cooper is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency’s most dangerous missions. But when her partner falls off the grid and another top agent is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global crisis.

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Banned Book Discussion/Banned Book to Film


by Joseph Heller

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

at 1:30 PM

with Sonia Grgas, Reference Librarian

“Catch-22 is the story of Yossarian, who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. Yossarian is also trying to decode the meaning of Catch-22, a mysterious regulation that proves that insane people are really the sanest, while the supposedly sensible people are the true madmen.”

This program is free.

No registration required.

Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

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New to Museum Pass Program: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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The Syosset Public Library has added the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to the Museum Pass Program. Located in the borough of Brooklyn the BBG was founded in 1910 and is located in Prospect Park.  The BBG sits on 52 acres which include gardens within gardens, over 10,000 plant collections and more than 200 cherry trees.

Syosset Public Library patrons can now reserve this pass online through our website or by calling or visiting the Readers’ Services Desk. We have two passes to the gardens, each will admit 2 adults and 2 children ages 16 and under.  The gardens are closed on Mondays. Please contact Readers’ Services at 516 921-7161 ext. 239 or visit our website for more information.

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20 & 30-Something Book Club

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The Syosset Public Library 20 & 30-Something Book Club will be meeting on Monday, September 28th at 7PM to discuss the novel Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast.  The discussion will be led by Jessikah Chautin and Stacey Levine, 20 & 30–Something Librarians.

“A graphic memoir by a long-time New York cartoonist celebrates the final years of her aging parents’ lives through four-color cartoons, family photos and documents that reflect the artist’s struggles with caregiver challenges.”  (From the Publisher)

This program is open to any 20-something/30-Something looking for a great book discussion.  This  program is free, no registration is required and  non-Syosset residents are welcome.  Copies of the book are available at the Readers’ Services Desk on the 2nd floor.  Please call 516-921-7161 x 239 for details.

Look forward to seeing you there!

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Age of AdalineAge of Adaline

Drama PG-13

After miraculously remaining 29 years old for almost eight decades, Adaline Bowmanhas lived a solitary existence, never allowing herself to get close to anyone who might reveal her secret. But a chance encounter with charismatic philanthropist Ellis Jones reignites her passion for life and romance. When a weekend with his parents threatens to uncover the truth, Adaline makes a decision that will change her life forever.


Horror R

Unfriended unfolds over a teenager’s computer screen as she and her friends are stalked by an unseen figure who seeks vengeance for a shaming video that led a vicious bully to kill herself a year earlier.​

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Thanks to Local Businesses!

summer wrap up 2015The Syosset Public Library Readers’ Services Department would like to thank the following local businesses for their generous donations to the 2015 Adult Summer Reading Club!

Pictured above: Readers’s Services Librarians with guest author: (left to right) Evelyn Hershkowitz, Stacey Levine, author Rosanna Chiofalo,  Jackie Ranaldo and Jean Simpson.

Ace Florist of Syosset

Angel Tips

Ayhan’s Shish-Kebab Mediterranean Restaurants


Butera’s Restaurant of Woodbury


Diva Nails

Dugan’s Sandwich Shop

Dunkin Donuts (Woodbury Commons)

Eastern Breeze Nails & Spa

Fresh Market

Gabby’s Gourmet

George Martin’s Grillfire

Great Shapes Swimwear and Lingerie

Iavarone Brothers

Jack Nails

Jerrie Shop

Lonny’s Woodbury

Lovely Nails

Maddy Fine Jewelers

Max & Gino’s All American Clothing Co.



Ms’tique Boutique

New York Sports Club of Syosset

Oasis Beauty Spa

One Small Step

Orange Theory Fitness

Party City

Prime Time Butcher

Ray Leventhal Clothing

Realistic Nails

Salon Entourage


Steve’s Piccola Bussola Italian Ristorante

Stop & Shop

Tenjin Japanese Restaurant

Trader Joe’s

Wild Fig Mediterranean Grill & Pideria

The Balloons at the August 12 Wrap-Up party were generously donated by Party City (Woodbury). 

We would also like to thank

HarperCollins Library Marketing Team

Macmillan Library Marketing Team

St. Martin’s Press

Simon and Schuster, Inc.Education & Library Division

for their generous book donations used for our weekly raffle prizes and genre book sets!

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New in DVD


Drama R

A subtle and moving drama following a devoted husband and dutiful bank employee who begins to confront his own secrets. What starts as an aimless drive down an unfamiliar street turns into a life-altering decision for the curious Nolan Mack. For many years, Nolan and his wife Joy have embraced their marriage as a convenient distraction from facing reality. When he meets a troubled young man named Leo on his drive home, Nolan finds himself breaking from the confines of his old life.

mad max fury roadMad Max Fury Road

Action R

A return to the world of the Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky. Haunted by his turbulent past, he believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord with his gangs, pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.

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