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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

Afternoon Book Discussion

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

1:30 PM

with Jackie Ranaldo, Head of Readers’ Services

Two women born a generation apart witness the destruction of their home and family in wartorn Kabul, incurring losses over the course of thirty years that test the limits of their strength and courage.

This program is free.

No registration required.

Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

***This event is part of Looking Back to 2007, part of Syosset Public Library’s 10 Years With You @ the Library commemoration of our re-opening after renovating.***

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

Readers’ Services Year-End Celebration and Author Visit

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-Photo Credit: Robert Presutti

Tuesday, December 20 at 2 PM in Meeting Room B/C

 Join the Readers’ Services staff for a fun Year-End Celebration featuring       Long Island author Alyson Richman.

Ms. Richman is the author of six novels including the 2012 International bestseller The Lost Wife now being adapted to film. 

Copies of her latest novel The Velvet Hours will be sold by the Friends of the Library at the event.   

Inspired by the true account of an abandoned Parisian apartment, Alyson Richman brings to life Madame de Florian and Solange Beaugiron, the young woman forced to leave her fabled grandmother’s legacy behind to save all that she loved.

The Velvet Hours explores the unlikely relationship between two women who pursue freedom and independence during uncertain times, as Solange and Marthe’s stories unfold like velvet itself, each stitched with its own shadow     and light.

~ From the Publisher

Ms. Richman will discuss the writer’s life, as well as the creation of and inspiration behind her six novels.

Free event. 

No registration required. 

Light refreshments will be served.

Each attendee will receive a ticket to win a raffle prize. 

We have all of Alyson Richman’s novels currently available at the Library to borrow. Start reading one today!

 For more information on author Alyson Richman, visit her website:

http://www.alysonrichman.com/

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

Evening Book Discussion

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

7:30 PM

with Jackie Ranaldo, Head of Readers’ Services

“Elie Wiesel is the internationally celebrated author, Nobel laureate,

and spokesperson for humanity whose decision to dedicate his life

to bearing witness for the Holocaust’s martyrs and survivors found its

earliest and most enduring voice in Night, his penetrating and profound

account of the Nazi death camps.”

This program is free.

No registration required.

          Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

Banned Books Week

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September 25 – October 1 2016

2016 marks the 34th Anniversary of Banned Books Week, an annual event celebrating the “freedom to read.”  The Readers’ Services Department will be presenting two special events to commemorate Banned Books Week. 

Banned Book Discussion

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Tuesday, September 27 at 1:30 PM

We will discuss the frequently “Banned” classic 1984 written by George Orwell.

The discussion will be led by Jean Simpson, Readers’ Services Librarian.

“Written in 1948, 1984 was George Orwell’s chilling prophecy about the future. And while 1984 has come and gone, Orwell’s narrative is more timely than ever. 1984 presents a “negative utopia,” that is at once a startling and haunting vision of the world—so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the power of this novel, its hold on the imaginations of entire generations of readers, or the resiliency of its admonitions—a legacy that seems to grow, not lessen, with the passage of time.”  (From the Publisher)

No registration required. Free event.


Banned Book-to-Film

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Friday, September 30 at 2 PM in the Theater

Showing of the 1984 version of the film 1984 starring John Hurt and Richard Burton. This film is rated R. A short discussion will follow the film.

The discussion will be led by Jean Simpson, Readers’ Services Librarian.

No registration required. Free event.


In addition to the Banned Book Discussion & Book-to-Film, frequently banned and challenged books will be on display throughout the week of September 25.  Take one home and see what all the buzz is about.


For more information on Banned Books Week, visit the Banned Books Week Website.

Happy 34th Anniversary Banned Books Week …

Let’s Celebrate our Freedom to Read!

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

Adult Summer Reading 2016: THANKS!

exercise your mindThe Syosset Public Library Readers’ Services Department would like to thank the following local businesses for their generous donations to the 2016 Adult Summer Reading Program. 

We truly appreciate your continued support! 

Ace Florist of Syosset

American Cleaners

Angel Tips

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza

Bareburger

Blooming Nails & Spa

Butera’s Restaurant of Woodbury

CardSmart

Celebrity Diner

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Chopt: Creative Salad Company

Chris & Tony’s Italian Restaurant & Catering

Christina’s Epicure

Denim and Soul

Denny’s Childrenswear

Eastern Breeze Nails & Spa

George Martin’s Grillfire

Gloss New York Salon

Goldcoast Barbers

Hanstedt Deli

Iavarone Brothers

i.d Salon

Jamba Juice

Jericho Pharmacy

Jerrie Shop

Jewel of the Sea/Victoria’s Market

John Michael Salon

Karin Lynn Haircolor Studio & Gallery

Lonny’s Woodbury

Lovely Nails

Margarita’s Authentic Mexican Cuisine & Cantina

Mario’s Pizzeria

Max & Gino’s All American Clothing Co.

Mixology Clothing Company

Mr’Tique

Ms’tique Boutique

One Small Step

Party City

Perfect Male Haircutting

PizzaRev

Prime Time Butcher

Raimo’s Pizzeria

Realistic Nails

Salon Entourage

ShopRite

Stop & Shop

Syosset Wine Cellar

Tenjin Japanese Restaurant

Trader Joe’s

Un Deux Trois

Wild Fig Mediterranean Grill & Pideria

Woodbury Pizzeria & Restaurant

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The Balloons at the program were generously donated by

Party City (Woodbury).

The first 75 attendees received a coupon for one free Burrito, Burrito Bowl, Salad or Order of Tacos courtesy of

Chipotle Mexican Grill

We would also like to thank …

  • HarperCollins Library Marketing Team
  • Macmillan Library Marketing Team
  • Martin’s Press
  • Simon and Schuster, Inc. Education & Library Division

Door Prizes #1-10 also received a coupon for a free Salad or Salad Sandwich courtesy of CHOPT

Door Prizes #11-20 also received a coupon for a free Small Smoothie or Juice from Jamba Juice

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

Title Swap with Librarians

Please join us on Tuesday, June 7 at 1:30 PM

Second floor fireplace and seating area.
Second floor fireplace and seating area.

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.

beach title swapLooking 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 online on the Books and Reading section of our webpage.  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. 

Non-Syosset residents are welcome.

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

– posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services