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New in DVD


Drama R

A woman returns to the community that shunned her for her attraction to a childhood friend. Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality.

I Feel Pretty

Comedy  PG-13

A woman struggling with insecurity wakes from a fall believing she is the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. Her new confidence empowers her to live fearlessly, but what happens when she realizes her appearance never changed?


Action PG-13

When three different animals become infected with a dangerous pathogen, a primatologist and a geneticist team up to stop them from destroying Chicago.

Truth or Dare

Horror NR

A harmless game of truth or dare among friends turns deadly when someone, or something, begins to punish those who tell a lie or refuse the dare.

-posted by Ralph, Media Services


Our July Displays

It’s still summer and time for relaxing at the beach, the pool or the
backyard. The display on the main floor is called Time to Grab a Great Book and Head to the Beach. There are lots of good reads on this display, and there is still plenty of time to sign up for the 2018 Adult Summer Reading Club. Don’t miss Quench Your Literary Thirst which is a free give away sampler of summer reads and is also on this display.

The other main floor display is Fun Things to do in the Summer. It’s time to go outside and enjoy the warm weather – the display includes books and DVDs with ideas for travel and car trips, places to go on Long Island and the Jersey Shore. Books on sports such as diving, sailing, biking, backpacking, camping and kayaking can also be found here.



 The two main floor mini displays* are:
LAMDBA Literary – award winners for LGBTQ literature for Gay
Pride Month; and
Become a Grill Master– lots of cookbook and tips for
outside cooking.

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

The third floor displays are:

Keep Fit This Summer.   This July health display contains various how to books for all types of exercise. There are handoutflyers with advice for getting fit.

The next display is Happy Birthday America, celebrating America’s
founding history and the Fourth of July. Learn about the times, the politics, the battles, and the people that created a new nation.

Let Syosset Public Library help you get the most out of the summer!

-posted by Betty, Reference Services

We’re Podcasting!

Tune in to “Turn the Page” the official podcast of
Syosset Public Library!
New Episodes airing every other Thursday!


  • Episode 1: Give us our Gatsby!  An interview featuring Dr. Charles Riley II, Director of the Nassau County Museum of Art. Airing 6/21/2018
  • Episode 2: Syosset Success Story   Syosset High School alum, Jay Max, and his song writing partner,  Alicia Angel, discuss their journey to success in children’s media such as Nickelodeon and Sesame Street Workshop. Airing 7/05/2018

To listen or subscribe visit us at:

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

New Museum Pass

Syosset Public Library has a new museum addition to our Museum Pass Program: the Children’s Museum of the East End.  The museum, located in Bridgehampton, offers hands-on exhibits and educational programs aimed at kids:
  • Sail the seas on our seafaring ship.
  • Meet up with some sand puppets.
  • Create a masterpiece in our free Drop-In Art Studio.
  • Interact with the traveling exhibits in the Legacy Family Tree Gallery.
  • Sit down for a read along under an upside-down library book.
  • Help run the CMEE Diner and Food Truck.
  • Learn physics and math on our 9-hole miniature golf course.

And more…

This pass is a print on demand pass, no trip to library is necessary to obtain it.  To make a reservation to visit the CMEE, visit the  museum pass page of our website here. This pass admits 2 adults and up to 4 children.

-posted by Sonia, Reference Librarian

April’s Art Display

“A picture is worth a thousand words.”

This month’s featured artist is John P. Cardone, a Long Island native, nature photographer, author, and medical educator. His work will be on display from April 7 to April 27.

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His goal, in his own words: “In my waterscape and wildlife images, I try to capture the beauty and spiritual magnificence of nature. My photographs represent a moment in time through unique settings and the amazing personalities of wildlife. I am particularly interested in how nature can calm people’s minds while they take a “time-out” from their hectic, busy lives.”

Come in, view his display, and see if you think he has accomplished his goal. I’m sure you will enjoy his work. For more information about John P. Cardone visit his web site at  His book, The Healing Power of Nature: A Practical Exploration of How Nature Can Influence Our Health and Well-being  is available for checkout.

**The Art Gallery is located on the main floor near the elevators.**

-posted by Betty, Reference Services

Five Years on the Blog: April

Time again to revisit some of our blog post from the last five years, all appearing in the month of April.

2017: What We’re Reading Now: Audiobook Edition

2016: Broadway Musicals and Plays – Based on, Inspired By or Adapted from Books

2015: Register Your Book Club

2014:  New in DVD

2013: New Music at the Libary

Thanks for reading and watch out for our next look down blog memory lane sometime in May.

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services


Our April Book Displays

Get Cooking is the theme for our first book display.  What a great collection of cookbooks– cookbooks for healthy eating, diabetics, allergy-friendly, gluten-free, and weight-watchers. There are some great ethnic cookbooks for Italian cookery and the Kosher baker. There are cookbooks for the busy family, cooking for two, the picky eater, and comfort food. The collection even has The Can’t Cook Book: 100+ Recipes for the Absolutely Terrified by Jessica Seinfeld.


In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., our second book display is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement.  The books cover the man, his dream, and his life. Included topics are the history of the Civil Rights Movement, the March on Washington, and the Freedom Walkers. Also in this display are biographies of Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, James Meredith and Stokely Carmichael.


Our 2 mini displays are Holocaust Remembrance Day – April 12, 2018 and In Remembrance – Anita Shreve , bestselling author.


Our displays on the third floor:

April is Autism Awareness Month and is the theme for the health display.  It includes books that offer practical guides to autism, understanding autism, and how to care for a child with autism. Also included are how to help autistic persons achieve their dreams and goals. Besides the books, there are lots of handouts.

Celebrate National Library Week April 8-14 is next display (something that is near and dear to me).  Some of the topics covered are the history of libraries from ancient times to the modern public library, how to do research at the library, the Library of Congress and the Dewey Decimal System.

Last but not least, in honor of April is National Poetry Month, is the blue bucket of Poems for your Pocket. Come and take a poem. The blue bucket is sitting at the reference desk on the third floor.

And remember April showers bring May flowers and Syosset Library brings great reads!

**Displays are subject to change during the month**

-posted by Betty, Reference Services