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Check out today’s #staffpickssunday rec

Check out today’s #staffpickssunday recommendation!


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

Author Visit – Nicola Harrison

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Nicola Harrison the author of Montauk visited the library on June 18th. Audience members enjoyed Harrison’s tales of research about Montauk of years past. She read from Montauk, offered us insights into her writing process and gave us a glimpse into the publishing world, as she shared the story of the evolution of the books stunning cover. Many audience members shared their stories of Montauk with her. You can reserve your copy of this entrancing novel here. Copies of Montauk were sold by The Friends of the Library for signing by Ms. Harrison.

Librarians interviewed Ms. Harrison for our podcast Turn The Page. We discussed Nicola’s research and who would play Dolly in the movie version of Montauk …. keep an eye out for this episode of the podcast here.

-posted by Donna, Readers’ Services

New in DVD

The Beach Bum

Comedy R

The adventures of rebellious stoner Moondog, a beach bum and lovable rogue who lives life on his own terms.

Hotel Mumbai

Drama R

A true story of humanity and heroism, this film vividly recounts the 2008 siege of the famed Taj Hotel by a group of terrorists in Mumbai, India. Among the dedicated hotel staff are the renowned chef Hemant Oberoi and a waiter who choose to risk their lives to protect their guests. As the world watches on, a desperate couple is forced to make unthinkable sacrifices to protect their newborn child.

Run the Race

Drama PG

The story of two desperate brothers willing to sacrifice today for a better tomorrow. Reeling from his mother’s death and his father’s abandonment, Zach finds glory on the football field, working to earn a college scholarship and the brothers’ ticket out of town. But when a devastating injury puts Zach and his dreams on the sidelines, his brother David laces up his track cleats to salvage their future and point Zach toward hope.


Horror R

Haunted by trauma from her past and compounded by a string of eerie coincidences, Adelaide grows increasingly certain that something bad is going to befall her family. After spending a tense beach day with their friends, Adelaide and her family return to their vacation home. When darkness falls, the Wilsons discover the silhouette of four figures holding hands as they stand in the driveway. The endearing American family faces doppelgangers of themselves.

-posted by Ralph, Media Services