Evening Crossover Book Discussion

we were liars

We Were Liars

by E. Lockhart

Tuesday, August 9 at 7:30 PM

with Sharon Long, Teen Librarian

and Pam Strudler, Reference Librarian

“Spending the summers on her family’s private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat, teenaged Cadence struggles to remember what happened during her fifteenth summer.”

No registration required.

This program is free.

Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

**Teens are Welcome**

 

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New in DVD

l'attesaL’Attesa

Foreign (French) NR

When the seductive Jeanne arrives at her boyfriend’s childhood home, she is greeted by his brooding mother Anna. As the two women await him, a mysterious secret looms over the household, ready to boil over.

A Strange Course of Events

Foreign (Israeli) NR

strange course of eventsShaul returns to his hometown of Haifa for a reckoning with the father he has not seen in five years. Getting along with a hippie mother-in-law with a penchant for New Age philosophy, a daughter on the verge of adolescence, and a father who’s been converted to the healing powers of yoga is not easy.

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Afternoon Book Discussion

Marriage of Opposites

The Marriage of Opposites

by Alice Hoffman

Tuesday July 26, 2016

1:30 PM

with Evelyn Hershkowitz, Readers’ Services Librarian

“Growing up on idyllic St. Thomas in the early 1800s, Rachel dreams of life in faraway Paris. Rachel’s mother, a pillar of their small refugee community of Jews who escaped the Inquisition, has never forgiven her daughter for being a difficult girl who refuses to live by the rules. Growing up, Rachel’s salvation is their maid Adelle’s belief in her strengths, and her deep, life-long friendship with Jestine, Adelle’s daughter. But Rachel’s life is not her own. She is married off to a widower with three children to save her father’s business. When her husband dies suddenly and his handsome, much younger nephew, Frédérick, arrives from France to settle the estate, Rachel seizes her own life story, beginning a defiant, passionate love affair that sparks a scandal that affects all of her family, including her favorite son, who will become one of the greatest artists of France.”              -from the publisher

The program is free.

No registration required.

Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

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batman vs supermanBatman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice

Action PG-13

Fearing the actions of Superman are being left unchecked, Batman takes him on, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs. With Batman and Superman fighting each other, a new threat, Doomsday, is created by Lex Luthor. It’s up to Superman and Batman to set aside their differences, along with Wonder Woman, to stop Lex Luthor and Doomsday from destroying Metropolis. Also available in Blu-Ray DVD.

DemolitionDemolition

Drama R

Davis, a successful investment banker, begins to unravel after losing his wife in a tragic car accident. After forming an unlikely connection with a struggling single mother and her son, Davis reaches a turning point and with their help, starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of a lifetime.

Elvis and Nixon

Elvis and NixonComedy R

On a December morning in 1970, the King of Rock n’ Roll showed up on the lawn of the White House to request a meeting with the most powerful man in the world, President Nixon. Elvis & Nixon illustrates the untold story behind this revealing yet humorous moment in the Oval Office, forever immortalized in the most requested photograph in the National Archives.

Miles Ahead

Miles AheadDrama R

In the midst of a dazzling and prolific career at the forefront of modern jazz innovation, Miles Davis disappears from public view for a period of five years in the late 1970s. Alone and holed up in his home, he is beset by chronic pain from a deteriorating hip, his musical voice stifled and numbed by drugs and medications, and his mind haunted my unsettling ghosts from the past.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

Comedy PG-13

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2The long-awaited follow-up to the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all time. The film reveals a Portokalos family secret that will bring the beloved characters back together for an even bigger and Greeker wedding. Also available in Blu-Ray DVD.

The Perfect Match

Comedy R

Perfect MatchCharlie is a playboy who’s convinced that relationships are dead even though his sister, a therapist, tries to tell him otherwise. His best friends bet him that if he sticks to one woman for one month, he’s bound to fall in love. Charlie takes the bet because he believes that he’s immune to love – that is, until he crosses paths with the beautiful and mysterious Eva.

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Lazy, Hazy Days

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More light and fun reading for the beach.  This display keeps getting bigger and better.  So stop by for some entertainment at the beach, pool or just in your back yard. “Beach Reads” includes lots of popular titles that you might have missed.

Our second book display on the first floor is “Incredible True Stories”. What a fascinating collection. It has biographies of inventors and inventions, such Steve Jobs, the Wright Brothers and the story of photography; tales of war heroes from George Washington, The Fly Boys, Heroes of 9/11 to Heroes Among Us; survival stories including The Envoy and The Perfect Storm; athletic feats in books such as The Perfect Mile, Triumph (Jesse Owens) and Friday Night Lights.  The collection also includes books on the topics of religion, psychology and history.

The mini display is on “Elie Wiesel”, another incredible story of survival and human triumph.  On the other side we have a nice selection of “Audiobooks” which make great travel companions for car trips.

Our third floor health display is “Have a Healthy and Safe Summer” which features a varied collection related to staying happy and healthy during the summer. Handouts are there for you on sun safety for infants, teaching children summer safety, weather safety, tips for safe gas grilling and more.

“To the Moon and Beyond” is the second display on the third floor. It covers the history of space exploration from unmanned flights, manned flights, landing on the moon, research on Mars, space shuttles and the Hubbell Space telescope. What a great ride!

Make Syosset Public Library part of your summer.

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20 & 30-Something Title Swap

person hidden by stack of books

Monday, July  18th  at 7:30PM

Meeting Room A on the Lower Level

With 20 & 30-Something Librarians,

Jessikah Chautin and Stacey Levine

Please join us as we discuss our favorite books! You tell us your favorites, we’ll tell you ours. Together we’ll compile a list and you’ll have great titles to read throughout the Summer!

This program is open to any 20-something/30-something looking for a great book discussion group.

No registration is required and the program is free.

Non-Syosset residents are welcome.

Please call 516-921-7161 x 239 for details.

Hope to see you there!

teens readingCheck out our Meetup page and Facebook page for upcoming events and great suggestions for your next read.

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New in DVD

Allegiant

Sci-Fi PG-13

allegiantTris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices. Also available in Blu-Ray DVD.

DresserThe Dresser

Drama NR

One fateful night in a small English regional theatre during World War II, a troupe of touring actors stage a production of Shakespeare’s ‘King Lear.’ Bombs are falling, sirens are wailing, the curtain is up in an hour but the actor/manager ‘Sir’ who is playing Lear is nowhere to be seen. His dresser ‘Norman’ must scramble to keep the production alive but will Sir turn up in time? And if he does, will he be able to perform that night?

Green RoomGreen Room

Action R

A young punk band on the road looks to earn enough money to get back home and gets an invitation to play at an isolated backwoods Oregon club. The gig turns sinister when the band accidentally witness a crime and discover that the club is run by neo-Nazis. Now trapped backstage, they must figure a way out or die.

London has FallenLondon has Fallen

Action R

After the British Prime Minister passes away under mysterious circumstances, his funeral is a must-attend event for leaders of the western world. However, what starts out as the most protected event on Earth turns into a deadly plot to kill the world’s most powerful leaders, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. Only three people have any hope of stopping it: the President of the United States, his formidable Secret Service head, and an English MI-6 agent who rightly trusts no one.

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