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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

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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

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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

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Summer Reading is Coming!

Registration for the Syosset Public Library’s 7th Annual Adult Summer Reading Club will begin on Tuesday, June 7, 2016.  The program is as simple and stress-free as last year, just the way summer should be! Sign up and submit titles of any book you start and finish reading between the day you register for the program through Friday, August 12. For each title you submit, you will have a chance to win raffle prizes in our weekly drawings and at the Summer Reading Wrap-Up Party on Wednesday, August 17.

We will kick-off the Summer with two very special events:

 

Flying BooksTitle Swap with Librarians

Tuesday, June 7. 1:30 PM

 To celebrate this exciting summer program, the Readers’ Services Department will hold a special Title Swap with Librarians.  Librarians and patrons will share favorite titles and you will leave with a great summer reading list!  Refreshments will be served.  No registration required. Free.  Attend this event and receive a complimentary Summer Reading raffle ticket. Refreshments will be served. Free.

local author 2016Local Author Showcase

Tuesday, June 7. 7 PM

 Come meet Syosset/Woodbury authors who will share their books with you at this 3rd annual LocalAuthor Showcase.  Book Talks will be given by the authors followed by a meet and greet.  Each author’s books will be available for sale (from the Friends of the Library) and signing.  Refreshments will be served.  Free.

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Evening Book Discussion – 2016 Long Island Reads Selection

Join us on Tuesday, April 12 at 7:30 PM as we discuss Leaving Time by bestselling author and Long Island native, Jodi Picoult.  Chosen as the 2016 Long Island Reads selection, the New York Times bestselling novel, Leaving Time, was also voted a LibraryReads favorite for October 2014. To learn more about Long Island Reads, visit their website: longislandreads.wordpress.com

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“Abandoned by a grief-stricken father and accomplished-scientist mother who disappeared under mysterious circumstances, 13-year-old Jenna Metcalf approaches a disgraced psychic and a jaded detective in the hopes of finding answers.” (From the Publisher)

Copies of the book are currently available at the Circulation Desk on the Main Floor. 

This program is free and no registration is required. 

The discussion will be led by Jackie Ranaldo, Head of Readers’ Services. We look forward to seeing you there.

For more information regarding author Jodi Picoult, visit her website: www.jodipicoult.com

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Year- End Book Club Celebration with author A.J. Sidransky

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Join the Readers’ Services Staff for a

fun Year-End Book Club Celebration

featuring author, A.J. Sidransky, 

Wednesday, December 16 at 2 PM

in Meeting Room B/C

Mr. Sidransky will discuss his novels and why they are perfect Book Club choices.

Copies of Mr. Sidransky’s novel Forgiving Maximo Rothman, a 2013 National Jewish Book Award Finalist for Outstanding Debut Fiction, will be sold by the Friends of the Library at the event (Cash Only) and can be personalized by the author.

Refreshments will be served.  No registration required.

Each attendee will receive a ticket to win one of two raffle prizes.

Mr. Sidransky’s novels are currently available at the Library.  Start reading one today!

 

For more information on author A.J. Sidransky, visit his website, follow him on Facebook, or follow him on Twitter.

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Title Swap with Librarians

fireplace and chairs

Please join us on Tuesday, December 1 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, Evelyn Hershkowitz, Jean Simpson and Lisa Jones for a fun hour of sharing the titles of our favorite books.

Looking for something in particular?  Mystery?  Historical Fiction?  Literary Fiction?  Your next Book Club pick?  Ask the group … we promise you’ll leave with a great Winter 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 cozy fireplace.

We look forward to seeing you there!

This program is free and no registration is required.

All are welcome.

Can’t wait until December 1 for a recommendation? Check out our past titles here:

– posted by Jackie, Head of Readers’ Services

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