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5 Years on the Blog

As August comes to a close, we take a look at some previous

August blog posts:






Enjoy the rest of your summer and have a happy and safe Labor Day!

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services


New in DVD

The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice

Foreign NR

A subtly piercing portrait of a marriage coming quietly undone. Secrets and deceptions strain the already tenuous relationship of a childless, middle-aged couple, as the wife’s city-bred sophistication bumps up against the husband’s small-town simplicity, and a generational sea change, in the form of their headstrong, modern niece, sweeps over their household.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Action PG-13

Follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species, thought to be mere myths, rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.


Drama R

Tells the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John.

The Secret Life of Pets 2

Comedy PG

The continuing adventures of Max and his pet friends, as they live their secret lives after their owners leave them home for the day.

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

Banned Book Discussion


September 24, 2019

1 PM

With Pam Strudler and Janice Cosenza, Teen Services Librarians

“The Hate U Give is the story of sixteen-year-old Starr Carter who witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer.  Soon after, his death is a national headline. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does or does not say could    upend her community. It could also endanger her life .” -from the publisher

This program is free.

No registration required.

Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

-posted by Pam S., Teen Services


New in DVD

The Sun is Also a Star

Drama PG-13

College-bound romantic Daniel Bae and Jamaica-born pragmatist Natasha Kingsley meet, and fall for each other, over one magical day amidst the fervor and flurry of New York City. Sparks immediately fly between these two strangers, who might never have met had fate not given them a little push. But will fate be enough to take these teens from star-crossed to lucky in love?

A Dog’s Journey

Drama PG

In the sequel to the heartwarming global hit A Dog’s Purpose, beloved dog Bailey finds his new destiny and forms an unbreakable bond that will lead him, and the people he loves, to places they never imagined.

The Hustle

Comedy PG-13

Josephine Chesterfield is a glamorous, seductive Brit who defrauds gullible wealthy men. Penny amasses wads of cash by ripping off her marks in neighborhood bars. Despite their different methods, both are masters of the art of the fleece, so they con the men that have wronged women. Wilson’s talent for physicality and Hathaway’s withering wit are a combustible combination as the pair of scammers pull out all the stops to swindle a naive tech billionaire in this hilarious comedy.

-posted by Ralph, Media Services

Our August Book Displays

As the summer weather continues, so does the Readers’ Services main floor display for Time to Grab a Great Book and Head to the BeachAlthough the theme is the same as last month, new books are added constantly to this display. Keep checking it out for some light fun reads.

School Days is the next main floor display. It’s that time of the year kids start back to college and younger kids are getting ready for the fall term.  All things related to school and education, both in fiction and non-fiction, DVDs, self-help guides, memoirs, and more, are included.



The two mini – displays* are:

In Memoriam –Toni Morrison (February 18, 1931 to August 5, 2019)Morrison was a Nobel Prize winner in literature, author of 11 novels, as well as children’s books and essay collections.

Happy 200th Birthday Herman Melville, an American novelist, short story writer, and poet of the American Renaissance period.

*mini – displays are subject to change during the month

On the third floor, the health librarian continues with the theme of Health Beach Reads. New titles and handouts are being continually added to this display. There is always something new to learn about staying healthy.



Celebrate August Birthdays! is the next display on the third floor. A collection of biographies and tales about famous people born in August. See if any of your idols are Leos.

As the summer draws to an end, let Syosset Public Library be a part of your relaxation. Enjoy a good read, DVD, music or one of our programs.

-posted by Betty, Reference Services

New in DVD

Avengers: Endgame

Action  PG-13

The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured their ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in the grand conclusion to 22 films.

All Is True

Drama PG-13

The year is 1613, and Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground. Devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family.


Drama PG

Abby Johnson becomes the youngest clinic director in the history of Planned Parenthood, then a life-changing experience turns her into an anti-abortion activist.Saving Flora

Saving Flora

Drama PG
Flora is a circus elephant who can no longer perform her tricks. The night before she’s scheduled to be euthanized, the circus owner’s 14-year old daughter, Dawn, sneaks Flora from the circus. All that stands between them and the safety of the elephant preserve is 200 kilometers of woods, one raging river, two elephant hunters, and the fear of not making it.
-posted by Ralph, Media Services