In recognition of Veteran’s Day, our first display, on the main floor, is “In Honor of Our Men and Women in Uniform”. It contains both historical and fiction books about the Civil War, World War 1 and 11, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq. The books cover both the wars and the people who served in them. The display also includes controversial topics such as African Americans in the military, Blackwater and post-traumatic stress syndrome. Some titles which caught my eye are It Worked for Me: in Life and Leadership by Colin Powell, D-Day, June 6, 1944 : The Climactic Battle of World War II by Stephen Ambrose, War by Sebastian Junger and American Sniper: the Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History by Chris Kyle.
November is also New York State History Month and our second main floor display is “New York State of Mind”. This display is dedicated to the history of New York State. It has a large selection of books on Long Island history and New York City history, including the five boroughs and 9/11, its history and the museum. There are also books on the history of Albany, the Catskills, the Hudson Valley and the Adirondacks.
The mini display is “Paul Beatty Awarded the Man Booker Prize”. He is the first American to win this prize. The display also includes of works of previous winners. The second mini display is “American Singer and Songwriter, Bob Dylan” and it celebrates his 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature.
Our third floor the health display is “Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month”. Our health librarian once again has selected a large variety of books on the aspects of this disease for both the patient and the caregiver. And there are some great handouts, Alzheimer’s Disease: the fact sheet, Alzheimer’s Disease Medications: the fact sheet and Home Safety for People with Alzheimer’s Disease, all from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
In keeping with the November theme, the second display on the third floor is “The Road to the White House”. It covers the many of our past American presidential campaigns. There is plenty of material in this display for both history buffs and political junkies.
If you’re at Syosset Public Library take some time to view our book displays, you won’t be disappointed.
-posted by Betty, Reference Services