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Afternoon Book Discussion

CELEBRATING NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY

2019 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction Winner

with Evelyn Hershkowitz, Readers’ Services Librarian

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

  at 1 PM – NEW TIME

“A novel set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris follows the director of a Chicago art gallery and a woman looking for her estranged daughter in Paris who both struggle to come to terms with the ways AIDS has affected their lives.” -from the publisher

The 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 Evelyn, Readers’ Services

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October’s Book Displays

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The theme for the first display on the main floor is Spooky Time of Year. The display includes ideas for costumes, trick or treating, crafts, parties and lots of scary novels. Loads of fun reads for the Halloween season.

October is Anti-Bullying Month is the topic for the second main floor display. Bullying is any unwanted aggressive behavior and occurs in many forms: school yard bully, sexual harassment, cyberbullying and others. The books on this display describe the various types of bullying and strategies to deal with it.

The themes for the 2 mini displays* are In Memoriam:  Anne River Siddons, (1936-2019) an American novelist who wrote stories set in the southern U.S. and In Memoriam:  David Hagberg, (1942-2019) a bestselling American novelist, known for his techno-thrillers. (*Mini displays are subject to change during the month.)

The health reference display on the third floor is October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  A fatal disease which unfortunately is not rare, but can be easily caught in its early stages, thus making it treatable. Although considered a women’s disease, a very small minority of men get breast cancer as well. It’s a smart idea to educate yourself about this disease. As always, there are lots of hand-outs.

Disasters is the title of the next display. It includes books on both natural and man-made disasters, covering floods, fires, hurricanes and volcanoes. Disasters are a part of man’s and earth’s history.

Hope you come in and take a look at the displays

for fun and for education.

-posted by Betty, Reference Services

Evening Book Discussion

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

7:30 PM

with Lisa Hollander, Readers’ Services Librarian

“An English teacher with haunting childhood memories gains perspective and inspiration while tutoring a young Ukrainian immigrant whose serious health issues prevent him from taking any day for granted.” -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.

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

Things You Can Do With a Syosset Public Library Card

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month, a national celebration of public libraries and a time to make sure you and each member of your family has a library card.

Here are just some of the things you can do for free with your Syosset Public Library card:

Need get a Syosset Public Library card, the information is here.

See you at the library!

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

 

September’s Book Displays

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As the new school year starts, Syosset Public Library is hosting our second biennial Sy-Con. In conjunction with this event, we have two book displays on the first floor, both with the same theme – Escape Reality: Enter the World of Science Fiction and Fantasy. A bonanza find of books and dvds for fans of this genre.  And it’s also a great introduction to sci-fi and fantasy for anyone interested. Sy-Con 2019 will be held at our library Friday, September 13, 6:30-8:30 pm and Saturday, September 14, 9:00 am-4:30 pm. For more information go to www.sycon.org. Don’t miss either this big event or our book displays.

The theme for the 2 mini displays* are:

On This Friday the 13th Read a Chilling Horror Novel

In Memoriam, Dorothea Benton Frank, (Sept. 12, 1951-Sept. 2, 2019), a bestselling American novelist.

*mini-displays are subject to change*

The health display on the third floor is September 1-30, Pain Awareness Month.  Pain, whether acute or chronic, is something all people deal with at some point in their lives. Learn what causes pain and what can be done to deal with pain. Included in this display is the classic Mind Over Back Pain by John Sarno, M.D. and books on gout, arthritis, neck pain, and pain management.  There are a variety of handouts on non-drug pain relief, prescription opioids and other pain management related topics. A very timely and important display.




Constitution Day  is the next display, and is a federal observance that commemorates the U.S. Constitution, which was signed on September 17, 1787. Some interesting facts about the Constitution are it originally contains 4,543 words and has been amended 27 times. For more information on the formation and application of our nation’s basic governing document, check out this display.

-posted by Betty, Reference Services

Evening Book Discussion

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

 7:30 PM

With Ralph Guiteau, Readers’ Services Librarian

2018 National Book Award for Nonfiction Finalist

“Traces the author’s turbulent childhood on a Kansas farm in the 1980s and 1990s to reveal her firsthand experiences with cyclical poverty and the corrosive impact of intergenerational poverty on individuals, families and communities.” -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.

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

Get Started With Hoopla

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 2 PM

Have you been missing out on all of the fun? Want to read FREE eBooks or listen to audiobooks on your Smartphone but you’re not sure how?

Join the Readers’ Services Department for a live demonstration that will teach you how to download free eBooks, audiobooks, movies, music and more to your personal devices using your library card. We will guide you through the process of downloading and transferring books to your smart devices and laptops.

You are welcome to bring your own fully charged devices, as well as any necessary cords and passwords.

No registration required.

This program is free.

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

-posted by Evelyn, Readers’ Services