20 & 30-Something Rifftrax Viewing: The Lost Boys

lost-boysThe Syosset Public Library 20 & 30-Something Programs will be meeting Monday, February 27th at 7PM. We will be hosting Rifftrax Viewing: The Lost Boys. Brief summary of the film: When Same, Michael, and their mother move to Santa Carla, California, strange things begin to happen. A new twist on the familiar vampire story.

Join us in celebrating the 30th anniversary of the 1987 vampire film. Rifftrax are comedy audio commentaries featuring Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) comedians that are played over movies, television programs, and short films. This viewing will include commentary from MST3K comedies Cole Stratton and Janet Varney.

This program is open to 20-Somethings/30-Somethings looking for a fun event.

No registration is required and the program is free. Non-Syosset residents are welcome.

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

This event will be hosted by Jessikah Chautin and Stacey Levine, 20 & 30-Something Librarians.

 

teens readingDon’t forget – Friend us on Facebook: Syosset Public Library 20 & 30-Something Programs. Or check out our meetup group more programs.

Look forward to seeing you there!

-posted by Stacey, Readers’ Services

New in DVD

arrivalArrival

Sci-Fi PG-13

When mysterious spacecraft touch down around the world, a team, including linguist Louise Banks, is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers, and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.

billy-lynns-long-halftime-walkBilly Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

Drama R

Nineteen-year-old Billy Lynn is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks the film shows what really happened to his squad, contrasting the realities of war with America’s perceptions.

the-girl-on-the-trainThe Girl on the Train

Drama R

Rachel is unemployed and devastated by a recent divorce. She fills her time with drinking, riding the commuter train, and fantasizing about a seemingly perfect couple the train passes by every day. Then one morning, Rachel sees something shocking that unravels her and entangles her in an unfolding mystery.

Ouija: Origin of Evil

Horror PG-13

ouija-origin-of-evilIn 1967 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her two daughters add a new stunt to bolster their seance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home. When the youngest daughter is overtaken by the merciless spirit, this small family confronts unthinkable fears to save her and send her possessor back to the other side.

-posted by Ralph, Media Services

February’s Book Displays

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Our first display on the main floor is a gift for book lovers, “Best Sellers You Might Have Missed”. It includes a large selection by the most popular authors, including John Grisham, Clive Cussler, Bernard Cornwell, Anne Rice, John Le Carre, Debbie Macomber, Fern Michaels, Jodi Picoult, Danielle Steel, Joyce Carol Oates and more.

“Books about American Activism” is the theme for our second display. It covers American history as the great experiment to begin the world anew.  Learn about the Civil Rights Movement for racial equality, the Women’s Rights from suffragettes to Roe V. Wade, the Gay Revolution and the history of U.S. Labor Movement. 

The 2 mini book displays are “British Library Crime Classics” and “2017 Edgar Award Nominees.  Check out these displays for some fun mystery reads.

On the third floor our health librarian’s display is “Affairs of the Heart-February is American Heart Month”.  Read about your heart, how it works, how to keep it healthy, how to talk to your cardiologist, what to eat and more. If a book is too time consuming, take home some of the informative handouts on the warning signs of a heart attack and how to incorporate exercise into your daily life. Hope that this display will provide you with useful guides to staying heart-healthy.

“After the Inauguration-Presidents in Offices” is our second display on the third floor.  The books covers the White House and its residents thru the ages. Find out about past president’s governing styles, their religious beliefs, the staffing of the White House, and the role of the First Ladies. See how history has judged our past leaders.

Once again the staff of SPL offers some suggestions for your reading pleasure.

-posted by Betty, Reference Services

New in DVD

max-steelMax Steel

Sci Fi PG-13

Sixteen year old Max McGrath, whose body can generate the universe’s most powerful energy, and a techno-organic extraterrestrial named Steel become unlikely friends and soon find themselves hunted by sinister forces who want to control Max’s powers, as well as an unstoppable enemy from another galaxy.

trollsTrolls

Animated PG

When their village is invaded by the grumpy Bergens, two mismatched friends must work together in perfect harmony to save the day.

-posted by Ralph, Media Services

Evening Book Discussion

vinegar-girl

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 7:30 PM

with Sonia Grgas, Reference Librarian

Shakespeare’s controversial comedy The Taming of the Shrew sees willful, independent Katherina transformed into a willing, obedient wife to Petruchio. It is one of Shakespeare’s most re-visited plays, with adaptations including Kiss Me Kate, and 10 Things I Hate About You.

Based on The Taming of the Shrew, Vinegar Girl features Kate, a socially awkward young woman, adored by the preschool children she teaches but misunderstood by her peers. Her father is a scientific genius, but not so great on emotions. About to lose his (equally genius, equally socially inept) research assistant, Pyotr Cherbakov, because of visa problems, and desperate to save the project that is his life’s work, he comes up with a plan: Kate will marry Pyotr who will then be able to stay in the country and finish the project.  The plan sounds perfect, except for one small hitch: Kate.

Why not enhance your reading experience and read the play The Taming of the Shrew and/or watch one of the film adaptations  either before or after you read Vinegar Girl?

This program is free.

No registration required.

Books are at the circulation desk.

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

 

 

New in DVD

jack-reacher-never-go-backJack Reacher: Never Go Back

Action PG-13

Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever.

Masterminds

mastemindsComedy PG-13

A guard at an armored car company in the Southern U.S. organizes one of the biggest bank heists in American history. Based on the October 1997 Loomis Fargo robbery.

Queen of Katwe

Drama PG

queen-of-katweBased on the vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.

boo-a-madea-halloweenBoo! A Madea Halloween

Comedy PG-13

Madea winds up in the middle of mayhem when she spends a hilarious, haunted Halloween fending off killers, paranormal poltergeists, ghosts, ghouls and zombies while keeping a watchful eye on a group of misbehaving teens.

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

New in DVD

handmaidenThe Handmaiden

Foreign NR

A Korean woman who is hired as handmaiden to a young Japanese lady is secretly plotting with a conman to defraud her of her large inheritance.

light-between-oceansThe Light Between Oceans

Drama PG-13

A lighthouse keeper, living off the coast of Australia with his wife, all of a sudden finds a baby from an adrift rowboat. They rescue and raise the child as their own.

snowdenSnowden

Drama PG-13

The incredible untold story of Edward Snowden, the polarizing figure who exposed shocking illegal surveillance activities by the NSA and became one of the most wanted men in the world. He is considered a hero by some, and a traitor by others.

train-to-busanTrain to Busan

Foreign NR

While a zombie-virus breaks out in South Korea, a couple of passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan.

uss-indianapolis-men-of-courageUSS Indianapolis: Men of Courage

Action R

The harrowing true story of the crew of the USS Indianapolis, who were stranded in the Philippine Sea for five days after delivering the atomic weapons that would eventually end WWII. As they awaited rescue, they endured extreme thirst, hunger, and relentless shark attacks.

-posted by Ralph, Media Services

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