The Great American Read at Syosset Public Library

Syosset Public Library is proud to partner with PBS in its endeavor to discover THE GREAT AMERICAN READ, as voted on by the American public. The program, launched in May 2018, will culminate with the official announcement of the winning title at the end of October. Program description and title list available at the Readers’ Services Desk. Voting now open at http://www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read.

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Join the Readers’ Services Department in celebrating THE GREAT AMERICAN READ by joining us at the following events:

Evening Book Discussion: Tuesday, September 11. 7:30 PM

Great American Read Title Selection: White Teeth by Zadie Smith

Banned Book Discussion: Tuesday, September 25. 1:30 PM

Great American Read Title Selection & 200th Anniversary: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Banned Book-to-Film: Friday, September 28. 2 PM

Viewing of the 1931 version of the film Frankenstein based on the Great American Read Title Selection written by Mary Shelley. A short discussion will follow the film. Monster Punch will be served by a special guest in the Theater Lobby.

Great American Read Title Swap with Librarians:    Thursday, October 4. 11:30 AM

Share the titles of your favorite books from The Great American Read selections. Together, we will discuss the titles and vote for our favorite.

 

Evening Book Discussion: Tuesday, October 9. 7:30 PM

Great American Read Title Selection: Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton  Come a little early  at 7 PM to experience Jurassic Park in Virtual Reality!

 

 

Great American Read Book Trivia: Tuesday, November 20. 2 PM

Bring your smartphone or tablet and come play The Great American Read Book Trivia with the Readers’ Services Librarians using the Kahoot! Trivia App. Please contact the Readers’ Services Department prior to the event to borrow a device for the program 516-921-7161 x 239.

Books will be available at the Circulation Desk one month before each program. Free. No registration required.

PBS’ THE GREAT AMERICAN READ Episode Air Dates:

  • “Launch Special” (Premiered Tuesday, May 22, 2018)
  • Missed the premiere? Currently available for streaming on PBS.org.
  • “Fall Kick-off” (Premieres Tuesday, September 11, 2018 8/7c)
  • “Who Am I?” (Premieres Tuesday, September 18, 2018 8/7c) “Heroes” (Premieres Tuesday, September 25, 2018 8/7c)
  • “Villains and Monsters” (Premieres Tuesday, October 2, 2018 8/7c)
  • “What We Do For Love” (Premieres Tuesday, October 9, 2018 8/7c)
  • “Other Worlds” (Premieres Tuesday, October 16, 2018 8/7c)
  • “Grand Finale” (Premieres Tuesday, October 23, 2018 8/7c)

Like us on Facebook: Syosset Public Library Readers’ Services & Reference for more information, staff picks, photos and more!

Visit THE GREAT AMERICAN READ webpage for a full description of the program, link to watch the May 22 Premiere episode, video extras and celebrity interviews.

*Photographs and videos taken during library programs may be used for library publicity*

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

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