Title Swap with Librarians

Second floor fireplace and seating area.

Please join us on Tuesday, June 6 at 1:30 PM

Share tea, coffee and cookies, as well as your favorite titles with the Readers’ Services staff of the Syosset Public Library.  Join librarians Jackie Ranaldo, Stacey Levine, Jean Simpson, Lisa Jones, Ralph Guiteau and Evelyn Hershkowitz for a fun hour of sharing the titles of our favorite books.

Looking for something particular?  Suspense?  Biography? Adventure?  Your next Book Club pick?  Ask the group … we promise you’ll leave with a great Summer reading list.  Not able to make the program?  No worries.  A list of the discussed titles will be left at each public service desk.  They will also be made available on our website.  We will be meeting on the 2nd floor right in front of our fireplace.

We look forward to seeing you there!

This program is free and no registration is required.

Can’t wait until then for a recommendation? Check out our past titles here.

– posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

New in DVD

XXX: The Return of Xander Cage

Action PG-13

The spy thriller finds extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage coming out of self-imposed exile and on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora’s Box.

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

Action R

Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began, The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse.

The Space Between Us

Sci Fi PG-13

Sixteen-year-old Gardner Elliot has lived his whole life with a team of scientists on Mars. He’s always longed to see Earth to find the father he’s never known and to meet a beautiful street-smart girl named Tulsa he’s become friends with online. But when his chance finally comes, doctors discover his heart can’t withstand the Earth’s atmosphere. Eager to find his father, Gardner and Tulsa escape on a cross-country race against time to unravel the mysteries of how he came to be.

-posted by Ralph, Media Services

Upcoming Books to Films

Everything, Everything (May 19)

Drama , PG-13

A teenage girl is unable to leave her home because she has an immunodeficiency that makes her allergic to almost everything. However, her life changes for the better when she begins to communicate with the boy next door. Adapted from the YA novel of the same name by Nicola Yoon.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (May 19)

Comedy, PG

A family road trip to attend Meemaw’s 90th birthday party goes hilariously off course–thanks to Greg’s newest scheme to (finally!) become famous. Adapted from the children’s novel of the same name by Jeff Kinney.

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (June 2)

Comedy, Animation, PG

Two grade-school kids hypnotize their mean principal into assuming a secret identity of an under-wear clad superhero who helps their fellow classmates. Adapted from the children’s book series by Dav Pilkey.

My Cousin Rachel (June 9)

Drama, Romance, PG-13

This film tells the story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feeling become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms. Adapted from the novel of the same name by Daphne Du Maurier.

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

Afternoon Book Discussion

The Pearl That Broke Its Shell

By Nadia Hashimi

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

1:30 PM

With Lisa Jones, Readers’ Services Librarian

“In Kabul, 2007, with a drug-addicted father and no brothers, Rahima and her sisters can only sporadically attend school, and can rarely leave the house. Their only hope lies in the ancient custom of bacha posh, which allows young Rahima to dress and be treated as a boy until she is of marriageable age. As a son, she can attend school, go to the market, and chaperone her older sisters. But Rahima is not the first in her family to adopt this unusual custom. A century earlier, her great-great grandmother, Shekiba, left orphaned by an epidemic, saved herself and built a new life the same way. Crisscrossing in time, The Pearl the Broke Its Shell interweaves the tales of these two women separated by a century who share similar destinies.”

-from the publisher

This program is free.

No registration required.

Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

All are welcome!

-posted by Lisa J., Readers’ Services

Our Book Displays for May

Our main floor displays, this month, are “Mysteries in May” and “Awesome Autobiographies”.

“Mysteries in May” is a great collection of mystery and suspense novels by popular authors, such as Harlan Coben, Patricia Cornwell, Janet Evanovich, Laurie R. King, Stuart Woods, Linda Fairstein, Lee Child and more. Find your next thriller read in this display.

“Awesome Autobiographies” includes the stories of famous celebrities, sports persons, politicians and heroes.  You can read about Phil Collins, Goldie, Amy Schumer, Mindy Kaling or Tina Fey. Learn how people, such as Nelson Mandela, Coretta Scott King, Elie Wiesel and Malala Yousafzai, overcame the odds.

The two main floor mini displays* are “Star Wars, May the Fourth Be with You” and “International Holocaust Remembrance Day”.

 

On the third floor our health librarian’s display is “May is Mental Health Month”.  The display contains books on anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorders, depression and bipolar disorder, panic, post-traumatic stress disorder and borderline personality disorder.  The handouts include a fact sheet from NAMI on Mental Illness.  The other handouts cover the topics of risky behavior, Internet addiction, compulsive buying and prescription drug misuse.

The second display on the third floor is “Faraway Places Are Calling Me”.  Dreaming of an exotic vacation?  Check out some of these books for ideas.  They are not about  your typical tourist spots, but rather are for the daring who are looking for some real excitement and thrills.

Enjoy the beautiful spring weather with some entertaining books.

*Mini displays may be subject to change during the month.

-posted by Betty, Reference Librarian

Evening Book Discussion

When Breath Becomes Air

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 7:30 PM

With Ralph Guiteau, Readers’ Services Librarian

“What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when the future, no longer a ladder toward your goals in life, flattens out into a perpetual present? What does it mean to have a child, to nurture a new life as another fades away? These are some of the questions the author Paul Kalanithi wrestles with in this profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir.”

-from the publisher.

The program is free.

No registration required.

Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

-posted br Ralph, Readers’ Services

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