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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.

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

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Title Swap with Librarians

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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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Thanks to Local Businesses!

summer wrap up 2015The Syosset Public Library Readers’ Services Department would like to thank the following local businesses for their generous donations to the 2015 Adult Summer Reading Club!

Pictured above: Readers’s Services Librarians with guest author: (left to right) Evelyn Hershkowitz, Stacey Levine, author Rosanna Chiofalo,  Jackie Ranaldo and Jean Simpson.

Ace Florist of Syosset

Angel Tips

Ayhan’s Shish-Kebab Mediterranean Restaurants

BurgerFi

Butera’s Restaurant of Woodbury

CardSmart

Diva Nails

Dugan’s Sandwich Shop

Dunkin Donuts (Woodbury Commons)

Eastern Breeze Nails & Spa

Fresh Market

Gabby’s Gourmet

George Martin’s Grillfire

Great Shapes Swimwear and Lingerie

Iavarone Brothers

Jack Nails

Jerrie Shop

Lonny’s Woodbury

Lovely Nails

Maddy Fine Jewelers

Max & Gino’s All American Clothing Co.

Mixology

Mr’Tique

Ms’tique Boutique

New York Sports Club of Syosset

Oasis Beauty Spa

One Small Step

Orange Theory Fitness

Party City

Prime Time Butcher

Ray Leventhal Clothing

Realistic Nails

Salon Entourage

ShopRite

Steve’s Piccola Bussola Italian Ristorante

Stop & Shop

Tenjin Japanese Restaurant

Trader Joe’s

Wild Fig Mediterranean Grill & Pideria

The Balloons at the August 12 Wrap-Up party were generously donated by Party City (Woodbury). 

We would also like to thank

HarperCollins Library Marketing Team

Macmillan Library Marketing Team

St. Martin’s Press

Simon and Schuster, Inc.Education & Library Division

for their generous book donations used for our weekly raffle prizes and genre book sets!

  • posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

 

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Afternoon Book Club

ministry of special cases

 

with Jackie Ranaldo, Head of Readers’ Services

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

1:30 PM

In 1976 Buenos Aires, Kaddish Poznan, an outcast, and his wife, Lillian, are devastated by the disappearance of their own son, Pato, which forces them into the bleak corridors of the Ministry of Special Cases in search of the truth.

This program is free.

No registration required.

Books available at the Circulation Desk one month prior to event.

– posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

 

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Beach Reads Evening Title Swap

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Wednesday, July 8 at 7 PM

Join us for a special evening Title Swap. Librarians and patrons will share favorite titles and you will leave with a great “Beach Reads” reading list.

No registration required. Free.

– posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

 

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2015 Adult Summer Reading Club Events

Escape the Ordinary

 

Title Swap with Flying BooksLibrarians

Tuesday, June 2, 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.

Jennifer Cody Epstein, Author Visit

Tuesday, June 2, 7 PM

Jennifer Cody EpsteinThe celebration continues in the evening with author, Jennifer Cody Epstein who will discuss her latest novel The Gods of Heavenly Punishment and the writer’s life. Copies of the book will be sold by the Friends of the Library at the event. No registration required. Free. Attend this event and receive an extra Summer Reading raffle ticket.

Beach Reads Evening Title Swap

Wednesday, July 8, 7 PM

woman in hammockJoin us for a special evening Title Swap. Librarians and patrons will share favorite titles and you will leave with a great “Beach Reads” reading list. No registration required.  Free. Attend this event and receive an extra Summer Reading raffle ticket.

Adult Summer Reading Club Wrap-Up Party

Rosanna Chiofalo, Author Visit  Wednesday, August 12, 7 PM

Rosanna ChiofaloJoin other booklovers in celebration of a summer of great books.  Author Rosanna Chiofalo will discuss her novels, including Stella Mia.  Refreshments will be served and raffle prizes will be drawn. It is sure to be a special evening.  Adult Summer Reading Club members will be asked to RSVP.  No registration required for the public.  Free.

*Please note: In person registration with a Syosset Public Library card is required to participate in the Adult Summer Reading Club raffle drawings.  Registration is not required to attend events.

– posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

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