Michelle Darnell, a titan of industry, is sent to prison after she’s caught for insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget.
An epic adventure about Mowgli, a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan, who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther turned stern mentor Bagheera, and the free-spirited bear Baloo.
Louisa ‘Lou’ Clark lives in a quaint town in the English countryside. With no clear direction in her life, the quirky and creative 26-year old goes from one job to the next in order to make ends meet. Taking a job at the local ‘castle’ she becomes caregiver and companion to Will Traynor, a wealthy young banker who became wheelchair bound in an accident. Embarking together on a series of adventures, both Lou and Will get more than they bargained for.
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Maggie’s plan to have a baby on her own is derailed when she falls in love with John, a married man, destroying his volatile marriage to the brilliant Georgette.
Growing up poor in Madras, India, Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar earns admittance to Cambridge University during WWI, where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories with the guidance of his professor, G. H. Hardy.
In 1970s Los Angeles, down-on-his-luck private eye Holland March and hired enforcer Jackson Healy must work together to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star. During their investigation, they uncover a shocking conspiracy that reaches up to the highest circles of power.
An examination of disgraced New York Congressman Anthony Weiner’s disastrous 2013 mayoral campaign.
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And it’s still very hot and we are still providing our patrons with plenty of Beach Reads on one of the main floor book displays. When there is only reruns on TV, keep yourself entertained with one of our light summer reads. The selection seems endless like these hot days.
Check out the other main floor book display: “Through the Years”. It covers the decades from early 1900’s till late 1990‘s. Learn the history, foods and fads from each decade. You’ll get a feel for trends that lasted and those that faded and the reasons why. For some of us it won’t be a learning experience as much as a trip down memory lane. But it will be an enjoyable experience for all.
On that floor’s mini display: the books of Elie Wiesel on one side and on the other we have a great selection of audiobooks.
On the third floor, the health reference librarian is continuing with the theme “Have a Healthy and Safe Summer”. If you haven’t seen it yet, there is certainly a lot of worthwhile information. There are handouts for swimming and pool safety, pain management and a nice booklet on Exercise and Physical Activity and more.
“Centennial of the National Park Service” is the topic of the other third floor book display. And what a great display of oversized pictorial books of the US national parks. Viewing these beautifully photos of the parks is the next best thing to actually visiting one. Maybe one of these books might inspire your next vacation. These parks are a national treasure and should be cherished and preserved!
Stay cool in the this hot weather and come visit us – there’s air conditioning!
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Quick: what do you think of when I say National Park? Perhaps it is Yosemite with its granite cliffs, waterfalls and giant sequoia trees. Or maybe Yellowstone where the bison, wolves, elk and other wildlife compete for your attention with the geysers, lakes and hot springs. Truly, these are magnificent places but there are so many other places operated by the National Park Service.
August 25 marks the centennial of the founding of the National Park Service. The mission of the NPS is to “preserve unimpaired the natural and cultural resources of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education and inspiration of this and future generations.” Today the NPS oversees more than 400 units. These include national parks, monuments, battlefields, historic sites, lakeshore and recreation areas, scenic rivers and trails and even the White House! They can be huge like the 13.2 million acre Wrangell-St. Elias National Park (left) in Alaska or they can be as small as Thaddeus Kosciusko National Memorial (right) which is only .02 acres.
But you don’t need to travel far to explore the national park system. Right in nearby Oyster Bay is Sagamore Hill, home of President Theodore Roosevelt. And did you know that Fire Island National Seashore offers not only a scenic lighthouse and beautiful sand and surf but also the home of William Floyd, a signer of the Declaration of Independence? Going into NYC you have the choice of the African Burial Grounds or Statue of Liberty or Ellis Island.
Last year more than 3 million people visited sites operated by the NPS. In this centennial year even more people are discovering everything the parks have to offer. Writer Wallace Stegner called national parks “the best idea we ever had. Absolutely American, absolutely democratic, they reflect us at our best rather that at our worst.” If you can’t get away right now, you can enjoy some armchair travel using the NPS Multimedia offerings or visit the library to check out the travel books on the first floor and the mini display on the third floor. If you are still looking for a vacation inspiration, use the Find Your Park website to search by name or location.
-posted by Brenda, Reference Services
The Syosset Public Library 20 & 30-Something Book Club will be meeting on Monday, August 15th at 7:30PM. We will be hosting The Fantasy Fan’s Fantasy Draft League. Join us and build your perfect adventuring team, then battle them against each other. Judge each other’s picks, and vote on the last team standing!
- This program is open to and 20-something/30-something looking for a fun event.
- No registration is required and the program is free.
- 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.
- The discussion will be led by Jessikah Chautin and Stacey Levine, 20 & 30–Something Librarians.
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Look forward to seeing you there!
-posted by Stacey, Readers’ Services
Clarence and Rell, cousins who live in the city but are far from streetwise. When Rell’s beloved kitten, Keanu, is catnapped, the hopelessly straight-laced pair must impersonate ruthless killers in order to infiltrate a street gang and retrieve the purloined feline. But the incredibly adorable kitten becomes so coveted that the fight over his custody creates a gang war, forcing our two unwitting heroes to take the law into their own hands.
This celebration of mothers everywhere invites all to enjoy the laughter, tears and love as three generations come together in the week leading up to Mother’s Day.
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