Category Archives: 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

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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

 

Five Years on the Blog: July

Welcome back to our regular monthly feature: A walk through some of  SyossetRandR’s blog posts for the past five years:

2017: A MUSEUM OUTING WITH YOUR BOOK CLUB

2016: TO THE MOON AND BEYOND

2015: PRESIDENTIAL PARDON

2014: WHAT WE’RE READING NOW

2013:  ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY’S TOP 100

Watch out for our next look down blog memory lane again in August!

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

Book Trivia!

Book Trivia

“An 2018 Adult Summer

Reading Club Event”

Tuesday, July 31. 2 PM

 

Bring your smartphone or tablet and come play Book Trivia with the Readers’ Services Librarians using the Kahoot! Trivia App. Don’t own a smartphone or    tablet? Call ahead and let us know:              516-921-7161 x 239. We will have a limited number of devices to share for the event.

This event is free.

All are welcome!

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

 

Afternoon Book Club

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

1:30 PM

with Jean Simpson, Readers’ Services Librarian

An African American lawman struggles to come to terms with the moral fallout of crimes committed by his loved ones when he learns that he was wrongly taken from his biological mother and that his white foster father exploited their family’s influence to retain custody. -from the publisher

This 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.

-poste by Jean S,. Readers’ Services

 

Evening Book Discussion

with Jackie Ranaldo, Head of Readers’ Services

“A socially awkward, routine-oriented loner teams up with a bumbling IT guy from her office to assist an elderly accident victim, forging a friendship that saves all three from lives of isolation and secret unhappiness.”  -from the publisher

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

7:30 PM


This program is free.

No registration required.

Books are at the Circulation Desk.

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

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

BOOK-TO-FILM DISCUSSION

        Friday, July 6, 2018

     2 PM  

With Lisa Hollander, Readers’ Services Librarian

Adapted from the bestselling novel by Charles Martin, The Mountain Between Us, stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow-covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness.

This 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 Lisa H., Readers’ Services