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November is NaNoWriMo

National Novel Writing Month is an international program for aspiring writers that began in 1999. The Syosset Public Library is an official NaNoWriMo  “write in” location. Participants are invited to drop by to write anytime. For information about NaNoWriMo, visit



Monday, November 4, 7:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.

Play games, chat about writing prompts, and gear up to write. Complimentary coffee and discounts on food and specialty beverages.


November 6, 13, 20, & 27, 6:30 P.M. to 8:45 P.M.

Come write in a space set aside for NaNoWriMo writers to gather and get their word count up without outside distractions. Light snacks provided.

WRAP-UP AT MONGO’S COFFEE* – The Business of Being an Author

Monday, December 2, 7 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.

Interested in getting published? Learn how to query a literary agent and how to promote yourself and your work even before you are published from award-winning debut author Natalie S. Harnett. Complimentary coffee and discounts on food and specialty beverages.

*Mongo’s Coffee is located at 170 Michael Drive in Syosset.

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

Thank you, Local Businesses!

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The Syosset Public Library Readers’ Services Department
would like to thank the following local businesses for their
generous donations to the 2019 Adult Summer Reading Club:

Alter Ego
Ask Alice Boutique
Bagel Boss
BeautyVille Laser & Aesthetics
Beltrami Men’s Clothing & Accessories
Butera’s Restaurants
Center Coffee Shop
Chris & Tony’s Italian Restaurant & Catering
Cindi’s Boutique
Cradle of Aviation Museum
Denny’s Childrenswear
Eastern Breeze Luxury Nails & Spa
Fantastic I Lash
Field of View
Frantoni’s Pizzeria & Ristorante
George White
The Girls Room
Gloss Salon New York
Greek Xpress
Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa
Hurricane Grill & Wings
Iavarone Brothers
It’s Greek to Me
Jack Nails
Jennifer Ann Cosmetics
Jerrie Shop
John Michael Salon
Luxy Nails & Spa
Maddy Fine Jewelers
Max & Gino’s All American Clothing Co.
Meyer’s Farm Stand
Mid-Island Wines
Miko Sushi & Hibachi
Millennium Nails & Spa
Mixology Clothing Company
Mongo’s Coffee Roastery & Lounge
Ms’tique Boutique
Nail Gallery & Spa
Noat Footwear
On Parade
One Small Step Children’s Shoes
Oniro Taverna & Lounge
Optix Family Eyecare (Plainview)
Optyx (Woodbury)
Panera Bread
Penelope Fashions
Phil’s Pizzeria & Restaurant
Prime Time Butcher
Raimo Pizza
Ray Leventhal Clothing
Realistic Nails
Rustic Root Kitchen and Drinks
Salon Entourage
Smallcakes Syosset
Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas
Trader Joe’s
Victoria’s Market – Jewel of the Sea
Woodbury Sports

A special thank you to author Brenda Janowitz for her generous book donations throughout the year, many of which were used for the Adult Summer Reading Club prizes!

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ 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