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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

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Banned Book Discussion/Book-to-Film Discussion

Join us for this year’s

BANNED BOOK DISCUSSION,

celebrating the 200th Anniversary of

publication in 2018

With Sonia Grgas, Reference Librarian

Tues., Sept. 25. 1:30 PM

A PBS The Great American Read selection

  • The program s are free.
  • No registration required.
  • Books are available at the Circulation Desk.
  • Photographs and videos taken during library programs may be used for library publicity.

-posted by Sonia, 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

5 Years on the Blog

Time for a walk through some of  SyossetRandR’s blog posts in during August in the past five years:

2017: WHAT WE’RE READING NOW

2016:  NEW IN DVD

2015: BOOK TO FILM DISCUSSION

2014: SUMMER HISTORY LESSON

2013:  READ THE BOOK…SEE THE MOVIE

Watch out for another nostalgic look at the past five years next month.

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

Afternoon Book Discussion

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

at1:30 PM

with Evelyn Hershkowitz, Readers’ Services Librarian

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: LibraryReads • BookBrowse • Goodreads

“You’ll love this engrossing novel.” —People

          The bestselling author of A Man Called Ove returns with a dazzling, profound novel about a small town with a big dream—and the price required to make it come true. 

In the tiny forest community of Beartown, the possibility that the amateur hockey team  might win a junior championship, bringing the hope of revitalization to the fading town, is    shattered by the aftermath of a violent act that leaves a young girl traumatized.

The program is free.  

No registration required.

Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

Photographs and videos taken during library programs may be used for library publicity.

-posted by Evelyn, Readers’ Services

August Book Displays

It’s still the season of beach weather so it’s Time to Grab a Great Book and Head to the Beach. This display continues through Labor Day so you can choose from some light reads perfect for the beach, pool,or backyard. It’s a great way to enjoy your leisure time in the summer.

Another great way to relax is with your pets, the theme of our second display on the first floor. Love Your Pets displays dozens of books about pets and their care, including dogs, cats, birds, gerbils, horses, fish, and more. Maybe one of these books will give you some insights into your pets’ needs or behaviors.

The current themes for the two mini displays** are:

Happy 200th Birthday to Emily Bronte (July 30, 1818 to December 19, 1848), where you will find books by Emily as well her sisters, Charlotte and Anne.

Start a New Series has books that are the first of a series.  So if you like to read series, you just might find a new favorite here.

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

On the third floor, the first display is Keep Fit This Summer. The Health Librarian has collected books with ideas for staying fit during the summer and also handouts about keeping fit.

In August we celebrate International Left-Hander’s Day (August 13), so the second third floor display is Happiness is Being Left-Handed. This display is a collection of books about famous left-handers such as Leonardo da Vinci, Winston Churchill, Bill Clinton, Sir Isaac Newton, Babe Ruth, Clarence Darrow, Whoopi Goldberg, Ronald Reagan, and Paul McCartney.

Remember rain or sunshine, it is always a good time to read!

-posted by Betty, Reference Services

Your Next Book Club Pick…The Dog Days of Summer

Have you ever wondered what is meant by the expression: “The Dog Days of Summer”? Well, I have, so I did a little research. The Dog Days of Summer are traditionally the 40 days beginning July 3 and ending August 11, during which the morning rise of the Dog Star, Sirius, occurs. Sirius is the brightest star that we see (not counting the sun) and is part of the constellation Canis Major or Greater Dog, hence the expression. Here are some very discussible title suggestions for your summertime book club meetings, all having the words summer or dog in their titles:

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This article first appeared in the July 2018 issue of the Book Club Insider.

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services