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June’s Book Displays

It’s that time of year, Time to Grab a Great Book and Head to the Beach, one of the main floor’s book displays for June – lots of fun reads for your extra leisure time. Pick up the flyer Fun in the Sun, a bibliography of new beach reads, here. Now is the time to register for the 2019 Adult Summer Reading Club and club events.

Our second main floor display is LGBT Pride Month- 50th Anniversary of Stonewall,  dedicated to books on gay, lesbian and transgender related topics. Some of the subjects covered in this display are the history for equal rights, guides for parents and family members, and issues for today’s LGBT youth.

 

Our 2 mini displays are:

· June is Audiobook Month – a selection of audiobooks.

· Become a Grill Master – have some barbeque parties and fun with these how-to books.

On the third floor, our displays are

Health Beach Reads, the theme for the June health display. I love to read for entertainment but it is also great to read for education. Learn more about health issues that affect you and your loved ones. What could be more useful? Lots of handouts included with this display.

The next book display is 75th Anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1944 – all about the day allied forces invaded France to liberate Europe from the Nazi’s control, and one of the most important days of American and World history that we all should know about. It’s a tale of tens of thousands of heroes, and heroic deeds.

Syosset Public Library is your place for enjoyment and learning!

-posted by Betty, Reference Services

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May’s Book Displays

On the Main Floor

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Bestsellers You Might Have Missed is a collection of great reads, selected by the Readers’ Services Department. You’re sure to find something of interest. Also on this display are handouts with information about the various book discussions at Syosset Library.

From Blog to Book (Every Blogger’s Dream) highlights books written by bloggers covering many topics, such as cooking, baking, decorating, arts and crafts, and clothes styles. If you have a favorite blogger, take a look to see if he or she has published a book.

Mini-displays*

In Theaters May 10 ‘JRR Tolkien’ is a display of his books both in print and audio formats, as well as DVDs of films based on his books to coincide with the premiere of the documentary about him.

Become A Grill Master – Ultimate tips, techniques, and recipes for the perfect barbecue.

*Mini-displays are subject to change during the month.

On the Third Floor

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The theme for the health librarian’s display is May is Better Sleep Month. There are guides to getting a better night’s sleep, help for insomniacs, and treating sleep apnea. Learn how sleep affects your overall health at every stage of life. As always, free handouts are included in this display.

Poetry – Celebrating Long Island’s Own Walt Whitman on the 200th Anniversary of His Birth are a collection of poetry books written by Whitman, and books written about him and his art. On May 31 at 2 PM, Syosset Library will present the film Walt Whitman at 200, which will be followed by a short discussion.

-posted by Betty, Reference Services

Our March Displays

Award Winners is the subject of our first display on the main floor. It showcases winners of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Nobel Prize for Literature, and the Man Booker Prize. You may have already read some of these books, but there are some great ones you might have missed.

 

March is Women’s History Month and the theme of our second main floor display. Read about the women’s movement and their struggle for their place in society, the right to vote and equal employment opportunities. The display includes biographies of famous women, such as Sonia Sotomayor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Malala Yousafzai, Indira Gandhi, Rosa Parks, Condoleezza Rice, Sandra Day O’Connor, Gloria Steinem, Eleanor Roosevelt and others.

 

 

 

The subjects of our 2 mini displays* are:

The Art of the Novella- A selection of classic novellas from Melville House publishing.

Robert Goddard-  Books from the 2019 CWA Diamond Dagger Award winner, the highest honor in British crime writing.

*mini-displays are subject to change during the month

On the third floor, our health librarian’s display is National Nutrition Month. The display has books covering healthy eating topics, such as how to stay healthy, what foods to avoid for various illnesses, and nutritional guides for children. The display also includes lots of handouts on eating and snacking for wellness.

Dreams of Far Away Places, also a display on the third floor, is for those who suffer from wanderlust. Learn about some exotic travel destinations and get some ideas for a trip or a travel adventure, or you may just want to read and be entertained by other people’s tales of travel.

-posted by Betty, Reference Services

Our January Book Displays

Happy New Year to all our patrons!

Our first display is Best Books of 2018 on the main  floor. There are a lot of choices and all great reads. Included in the display are books by acclaimed authors such as Chris Bohjalian, Tana French, Barbara Kingsolver, Jodi Picoult, Ann Tyler, Kristin Hannah and more. One of my New Year‘s resolutions is to go outside my comfort zone and read books by authors with whom I’m not familiar.

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TR’s World: In Commemoration of the Centennial of the Death of Theodore Roosevelt, January 6, 1919 is the topic for second book display on the main floor. A large number of books have been written about this amazing man, a naturalist, hunter, soldier, family man and politician. He made his home in Oyster Bay, New York which is now a museum open to the public.

The main floor two mini displays* are:

Happy 75th Anniversary (1943-2018) To a Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Amos Oz (May 4, 1939-December 28, 2018)

*mini-displays are subject to change during the month*

On the third floor, the book displays are in keeping a New Year theme. The health librarian’s display is A New Year, A New You! Books here include not only diet and exercise guides, but also some on other subjects, such as how to cope with various illnesses and advice on achieving a happier life. The handouts available cover various topics that can enhance your health and your life in general.

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Today is a Great Day to Learn Something New is the theme for the second third floor display. It’s always a good idea to learn a new skill or to take up a new hobby. This display has some interesting topics such as solar panels, casino gambling and poker, swimming, horse riding, canoeing, collecting and lots of DIY (do-it-yourself).

We hope visiting Syosset Library and enjoying our facilities and resources will be a part of your New Year’s resolution!

-posted by Betty, Reference Services

November Book Displays

Don’t know what to read with so many great books in the library?  Try this month’s “Staff Picks” display. The display is a selection of favorites of the SPL staff. Our staff is made of avid readers so their picks will insure an enjoyable read. As usual, there is a lot to choose from.

The second display on the main floor is  “November – Memoir Month.” Truth can be stranger and more entertaining than fiction. Read someone’s life story. You can also listen to their stories on audio books. Some memoirs which have been made into movies are available on DVD for your viewing pleasure.

The two mini displays this month are:

* “The Great American Reads, The Top Fifteen Finalists”

* “Goodreads Awards, The Choice Awards for the Best Books of 2018”

*MIni-displays are subject to change during the month.

The third floor health librarian’s display is “November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month”. The books here help explain the disease and how to cope with it for both the patient and caregivers. Also on the display are Fact Sheet handouts which include information on legal and financial planning for people with Alzheimer’s disease.

One more theme for November is “Native American Heritage Month”. Learn the history of the first people to inhabit the Americas, it is a story of diverse groups of people. Books include information on their culture, art, music, jewelry, and languages.

Hope our displays help you to make your reading choices easier and more varied. Enjoy!

-posted by Betty, Reference Services

October Book Displays

The theme for the first main floor display is It’s A Spooky Time of Year, containing books to get you in the Halloween spirit. Ideas for party planning, crafts, decorating, costumes, and trick-or-treating. The display also includes some good old fashioned ghost stories and tales of haunted houses.

Games People Play is the topic for the second display. Learn about the history, rules and people involved with various sports and games, such as baseball, basketball, golf, tennis, soccer, poker, and bowling.  The display includes both DVDs and books- a great collection for the sport enthusiast!

The themes for the two current* mini displays are:

The Great American Read (voted on by the American public) includes both lots of great reads and a bibliography of the great reads.

October 5th is James Bond Day – 007 is a collection of both books and movies about the fictional British spy.

*Mini displays are subject to change during the month.

 

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Currently on the third floor, the first display is Mental Health Awareness Week which is October 7-13.   You will  find books and handouts on all types of mental illness. The website for more information is http://www.MHAWEEK.org. For the rest of the month, this display will focus on October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The next third floor display is October is Family History Month.  If you want to learn more about your genealogy, this display is for you. Besides the books to help locate resources and guides to using the resources, the reference librarians have created a useful handout, Resources for the Amateur Genealogist, a must-see for any budding genealogist!

-posted by Betty, Reference Services

September’s Book Displays

 

We all remember September as the official end of summer and back to school, which is the theme for the third floor book display. Welcome Back to School displays books with advice and guidance for both students and parents on how to get the most from the school experience. Some topics covered are suggestions for term papers and projects, help for the poor reader, and different styles of learning.

The health book display, also on the third floor, is September isProstate Health-Pain Awareness-Cholesterol Education.  There are lots of books for each of the three topics and handouts with plenty of information. So if you or someone you care about needs help for one of these disorders, come check out the display.

 

 

On the main floor the first display is The Great American Read, an inclusive collection of the great American classics. Many of these books you might already have read, but would enjoy rereading. Many of these books were made into films, such as Gone With the Wind, Game of Thrones, The Help, The Da Vinci Code, The Great Gatsby and many more.

 

 

 From Blog to Book-(every blogger’s dream). In this digital age many people are posting their ideas, knowledge, and experience on blogs. A blogger’s success is measured in part by the number of his or her followers. This display is of popular bloggers who have written books on their area of expertise.

 

 

 

The themes for the two mini displays are:

In Remembrance of Burt Reynolds, an American actor, director and producer. (February 11, 1936 to September 6, 2018). There is a display of his movies on DVD.

Bel Canto by Anne Patchett is now on film to be released in theaters on September 14, 2018.

-posted by Betty, Reference Services