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Five Years on the Blog: April

Today we’re to going reminisce a bit and take a look at some of Syosset RandR’s blog posts for April during the past five years:

2016: Audiobooks We LIke

2015: Earth Day’s 45th Anniversary

2014: Put a Poem in Your Pocket Today

2013: Why Not a Mystery?

2012: 5 for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction

Watch out for our next look down blog memory lane again in May!

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

Afternoon Book Discussion

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

at 1:30 PM

With Jackie Ranaldo, Head of Readers’ Services

When Ben Solomon accuses Elliot Rosenzweig, a respected civic leader and wealthy philanthropist, of being a former Nazi SS officer named Otto Piatek, two lives, two worlds, and sixty years converge in a race to redemption.

This program is free.

No registration required.

Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

All are welcome!

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

New in DVD

Hidden Figures

Drama – PG

As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.

Lion

Drama PG-13

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

Walking With the Enemy

Action PG-13

Based on a true story, it is an unforgettable film of love, courage and sacrifice. During the final months of World War II in Hungary, a young man sets out to find his displaced family by using a stolen Nazi uniform to pose as an officer. On a journey filled with suspense and danger, he undertakes extraordinary measures to save his family and thousands of lives from the enemy.

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

Evening Book Discussion

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

at 7:30 PM

with Sonia Grgas, Reference Librarian

This program is part of

“Music Is In the Air This Spring @ the Library”

The National Book Award–winning author of The Echo Maker delivers his most emotionally charged novel to date, inspired by the myth of Orpheus.

 Composer Peter Els opens the door one evening to find the police on his doorstep. His home microbiology lab—the latest experiment in his lifelong attempt to find music in surprising patterns—has aroused the suspicions of Homeland Security. Panicked by the raid, Els turns fugitive. As an Internet-fueled hysteria erupts, Els—the “Bioterrorist Bach”—pays a final visit to the people he loves, those who shaped his musical journey. Through the help of his ex-wife, his daughter, and his longtime collaborator, Els hatches a plan to turn this disastrous collision with the security state into a work of art that will reawaken its audience to the sounds  all around them.

This program is free.

No registration required.

Books are available at the circulation desk.

All are welcome!

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

 

 

5 Years on the Blog: March

Today we’re to going reminisce a bit and take a look at some of Syosset RandR’s blog posts for March during the past five years:

2016: Celebrating the Emerald Isle

2015: Preservation Workshop

2014: 10 Classics Its Time to Reread This Spring!

2013: Agatha’s Own Favorites

2012: Scanning & Faxing @ Syosset Library

Hope you enjoyed taking a walk down memory lane.  We’ll do it again next month, keep an eye out!

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

Evening Book Discussion Rescheduled

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

(new date)

    7:30 PM

with Evelyn Hershkowitz, Readers’ Services Librarian

Electing to marry the fiancé who is hospitalized for depression, a woman commits to decades of love and faith involving their brilliant musical eldest son, their responsible daughter and a tightly controlled younger son who helps her care for her increasingly troubled husband.

By the Pulitzer Prize-finalist author of You Are Not a Stranger Here.

This program is free.

No registration required.

Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

-posted by Evelyn, Readers’ Services

Best Picture Oscar Nominees Based on Books

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be giving out Oscars this Sunday, February 26, 2017, honoring films that were released in 2016.  Many of the nominated films were based on books.  Of the nine films nominated for Best Picture, four were based on books:

arrivalArrival

Adapted from: Ted Chiang’s 1998 short story “The Story of Your Life” from the collection Stories of Your Life and Others.

 

fencesFences

Adapted from: August Wilson’s 1983 play, Fences.

 

 

hidden-figuresHidden Figures

Adapted from:  Margot Lee Shetterly’s 2016 nonfiction book, Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race

 

4b733a61d604f585553b71682fe87c7bLion

Adapted from: A Long Way from Home: a Memoir by Saroo Brierley

 

 

The following film is nominated for Best Foreign Picture:

A Man Called Ove

Adapted from: Fredrik Backman’s novel, A a-man-called-oveMan Called Ove.

 

 

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services