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Our March Displays

Award Winners is the subject of our first display on the main floor. It showcases winners of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Nobel Prize for Literature, and the Man Booker Prize. You may have already read some of these books, but there are some great ones you might have missed.

 

March is Women’s History Month and the theme of our second main floor display. Read about the women’s movement and their struggle for their place in society, the right to vote and equal employment opportunities. The display includes biographies of famous women, such as Sonia Sotomayor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Malala Yousafzai, Indira Gandhi, Rosa Parks, Condoleezza Rice, Sandra Day O’Connor, Gloria Steinem, Eleanor Roosevelt and others.

 

 

 

The subjects of our 2 mini displays* are:

The Art of the Novella- A selection of classic novellas from Melville House publishing.

Robert Goddard-  Books from the 2019 CWA Diamond Dagger Award winner, the highest honor in British crime writing.

*mini-displays are subject to change during the month

On the third floor, our health librarian’s display is National Nutrition Month. The display has books covering healthy eating topics, such as how to stay healthy, what foods to avoid for various illnesses, and nutritional guides for children. The display also includes lots of handouts on eating and snacking for wellness.

Dreams of Far Away Places, also a display on the third floor, is for those who suffer from wanderlust. Learn about some exotic travel destinations and get some ideas for a trip or a travel adventure, or you may just want to read and be entertained by other people’s tales of travel.

-posted by Betty, Reference Services

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Our Next Health Reference Program

Colon Cancer Awareness

Friday, February 15, 2019 at 11AM

Colon cancer is the third most common cancer afflicting all Americans regarding of age, gender or race. In fact, the incidence and prevalence of colon cancer is increasing in younger and younger populations.

Join us for an informative talk from Northwell Health Colorectal Surgeon, Dr. Shirley Shih, on how to prevent,diagnose and treat this disease in anticipation of colon cancer awareness month in March. Dr. Shih grew up locally in Jericho where her parents still reside. She graduated from Jericho HS and went to Stanford University where she completed a Bachelors of Arts in Human Biology, followed by medical school at Albany Medical College and a  surgical residency at George Washington University Hospital. Dr. Shih completed a year of colorectal research in Weston, FL at the Cleveland Clinic and then proceeded to finish a year of clinical colorectal fellowship at Indiana University. She practiced in the suburbs of Philadelphia for 7 years before returning home to Long Island to join Northwell Health as a board certified colorectal surgeon.

This program is free. 

Photographs and videos taken during

library programs may be used for library publicity.

Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

Health Professionals’ schedules can change,

please call to confirm program.

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

 

 

 

Our June Book Displays

The two main displays for the first floor are “Beach Reads-Enjoy” and “Read Your Way Around the World.”

It’s that time of year to enjoy the beautiful summer weather at the beach or in your own backyard with a light entertaining book. The Beach Reads display, which we do yearly, offers a large and varied selection of titles. So take some time for yourself and relax with a fun read.

For the history and geography buffs “Read Your Way Around the World” is a great display.  Learn about exotic places and people and read about adventures in travel.  The covered topics go from Ancient Egypt to the Appalachian Trail, from tales of China, “Wild Swans: three Daughter of China” to the American south “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” a truly fascinating collection of books.

The main floor mini displays are “Mysteries in Italy” which  showcases mysteries that have Italy as their setting and “Book Shots” which are short books with big stories written by James Patterson.

On the third floor, the health librarian’s display is “June is Men’s Health Month”  which is about all things relating to men’s health, healthy aging, heart and weight, and prostate cancer.  As usual, the display contains both books and handouts.

“Make Music Day-June21” is the theme of the other display on the third floor. It has something for every music lover: folk songs, Magical Mystery Tour, Liberace, The Music Man, Music and the Mind…and who doesn’t love music?

The SPL book displays for June are all about reading for fun and  relaxation.

Book Displays are subject to change during the month.

-posted by Betty, Reference Services

Our December Displays

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Main Floor

In keeping with the season our first display is “Happy Holidays.”  It is filled with books for cooking, celebrating, decorating and gift giving during this holiday season. There’s enough information to ensure that we will enjoy ourselves this December.  The display also includes a couple of Christmas themed mysteries.

Our second display, “Winter is Coming” also has a timely theme.  If winter or snow is in the title, then it’s here. This display is an eclectic collection of both fiction and nonfiction books.  Try browsing the selections for a little different but interesting read.

The mini displays feature Alyson Richman’s books on one side and on the other side the Irish writer, Williams Trevor, who died on November 20, 2016. The Readers’ Services Staff will have a Year-End Celebration featuring author Alyson Richman, who will discuss her novels and the writer’s life. The program will be on Tuesday, December 20, 2016.

Third Floor

The health librarian’s display is “Happiness for the Holidays.” It has books on how to achieve happiness and bring joy into your life.  There are also handouts about health and happiness.

On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat and so begins the United States’ struggle for Civil Rights.  The Civil Rights movement is a very important part of our American story.  Our second display covers this period of history and will provide the reader with a greater understanding of this historical struggle for freedom.

We also have the “Best Books of 2016” which is a collection of nonfiction books written in 2016.  It’s located at the beginning of the nonfiction section.

Hope that you find a great read on one our displays.

 Happy Holidays to all our wonderful Syosset Public Library patrons!

-posted by Betty, Reference Services

Our May Displays

 

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It’s May-

And we can’t wait to get shed our winter clothes.  It’s time for the great outdoors.  Our monthly book displays are in keeping with this theme.

On the first floor we have “New York Baseball.”  Read up on the game, its players and history, to increase your enjoyment of the sport. The display includes books on the teams of New York, the Yankees, Giants, Dodgers and Mets and biographies of their players, such as Willie Mays, A-Rod, Joe DiMaggio, Babe Ruth, and Jackie Robinson.

We also have a display of “Mysteries in May” on the first floor. Nothing like a good whodunit read. For added fun you can listen to a mystery on CD and hear the characters’ voices come to life. There is a large selection books to choose from.

Our first floor paperback display has one side devoted to “Celebrating Agatha Christie.” The other side of the display is on the topic ”Celebrating the Pulitzer Centennial.”  On May 24th, our monthly book discussion will be The Known World by Edward P. Jones, which is the 2004 Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction.

Our third floor health display is “May is National Physical Fitness and Sports.”  It has plenty of books with information to how to get active with exercise or sports.  The display includes lots of free handouts.  One of these books or handouts might help you keep your New Year‘s resolution.

And last but not least on the third floor is “Get Ready For Spring” with fun ideas for planting flowers, gardening or just enjoying you outdoors spaces.  Learn how to improve your garden, build a deck, improve your patio and attract butterflies and birds to your yard.

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Hoping we get some nice weather to enjoy the great outdoors and that our displays will provide you extra ideas for spring fun.

-posted by Betty, Reference Services

Our Displays for April

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April is “National Humor Month” and our first floor book display has a great selection of humorous books. Check out some of the titles, classics like Catch-22, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Miss Julia to the Rescue, Very Good Jeeves, Everything Changes and an assortment of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum novels

Talk about classics, note our other first floor book display, it’s “The 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare 1626-2016.”  His works, both comedies and dramas, are as popular today as when first written. His themes of love, power, prejudice and justice are universal and enduring.

Our third floor displays are on the more serious side.  April is both “Alcohol Awareness Month” and “Autism Awareness Month.”  Our health librarian has created a two sided display on both topics which include books and free printouts.  You can learn about either topic or get information on coping with either subject.

poem for your pocketLast but not least “April is National Poetry Month.” This third floor display includes a collection poetry books written by American poets.  Enjoy the artistic beauty of the written word. And while you are on the third floor, pick up a “Poem For Your Pocket.”

The April book displays at SPL offer wide range of entertainment and interest.

-posted by Betty, Reference Services