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June’s Book Displays

“Time to Grab a Great Book and Head to the Beach” is the theme for our first book display, a collection of books for your reading pleasure.  All are light reads to take to the beach, on vacation, or even enjoy in your yard. Besides the books, the display includes a couple of bibliography handouts.

Our second display is “Cities of the World”, which consists mostly of
oversize, photographic books about the cities.  Take a tour of these
beautiful cities without leaving your home while learning  the stories of these historic places. You might even get motivated to plan a vacation.

Our 2 mini displays* are:

“In Remembrance of Anthony Bourdain”, an influential American
chef, author and TV personality (June 25, 1956 to June 8, 2018) and
“Local Author Showcase”, a display of books by local authors.

*mini-displays are subject to change at any time*

And on the third floor:

“Men’s Health Month” is the topic for the June health display. Become aware and educated about your health to prevent disease and to live a long healthy life. The display also includes handouts, including Prevention Guidelines for Men 40-49, 50-64 and 65+.

“Gay Pride Month” which features books about and by gay people.
Learn the history of the struggle for their equal rights and their internal struggles.  A very appropriate topic for our times.

It’s also time to sign up for the 2018 Adult Summer Reading Club. On June 27 at 7 pm the library will host Beach Reads Evening Title Swap which is just one of the club’s events and open to all.

Syosset Public Library is your place for enjoyment and learning!

-posted by Betty, Reference Services

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5 Years on the Blog

Time for a walk through some of  SyossetRandR’s blog posts in May in the past five years:

2017:  STARTUP THAT BBQ!

2016: TOOLS TO FIND YOUR NEXT READ, PART 1

2015: GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING WORKSHOP

2014: HOW I SPENT THE MONTH OF APRIL…

2013: NEW TO BOOK CLUB IN A BAG

Watch out for when we take another nostalgic look at the past five years again in June.

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

May’s Book Displays

The Great American Read is a list of the nation’s most beloved 100 novels (based on a national survey sponsored by PBS). These titles make up our first display on the main floor. You have probably read and enjoyed many of these books. There are also some you might want to read. Definitely worth a look, I’m sure you’ll find a good read. For me, it’s a reread of A Separate Peace by John Knowles.

The second main floor display is Spotlight on Non-Fiction in Large Print and Audio . There are tales of scandals, spy mysteries, and war stories that really happened. Included are biographies from Bruce Springsteen, Prince Charles, Pope Francis, and Abraham Lincoln to Dr. Ruth. This display also has self-help books. Truth is stranger than fiction and just as entertaining. If you haven’t tried audiobooks or need to read in a larger type size, this display is for you.

Our two main floor mini-displays are Mysteries to Die For featuring crime novels and May the 4th Be with You which features Star Wars books and a binge box of Star Wars films.  Please note: the mini-displays are subject to change during the month.

Third floor displays:

Mental Health Awareness Month is the health theme for May. Books  that cover depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, and more,  are among the topics on this display. Learn how to deal with mental health problems at various stages of life from childhood, teens, new mothers, and in later life. There are books about how to choose a therapist and holistic care. As always there are lots of handouts.

Time to shake off cabin fever – Bye, Bye Winter! Let’s Get Outside and Explore . This display’s books are on outdoor activities such as golf, tennis, hiking (even one on hiking with your dog), camping, and kayaking. Also there are books for the home body on gardening and bird watching.

-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

 

 

 

March’s Book Displays

Celebrate Women’s History Month with Great Women Fiction Writers is the theme for the first display, which is on the main floor. It’s a great collection of popular and classic novels. It includes such authors as Jane Austen, Adriana Trigiani, George Eliot, Danielle Steel, Zadie Smith, Philippa Gregory, Margaret Atwood, Barbara Taylor Bradford, and Jane Smiley.

 

 

The second display is True Crime, fascinating tales of deviant behavior. Many of the stories were major headliners. Some titles are:

The main floor Mini Displays are In Rememberance of Stephen Hawking (Jan. 8, 1942 to March 14, 2018) and The Binge Boxes, which aren’t books but themed groups of DVDs for you to borrow.

Our third floor displays are:

March is National Nutrition Month, the theme for our health display. It includes books for complete nutrition, on what to feed your baby, kidney health, vitamins, and general health and well-being. There are lots of handouts on making better choices for your diet, beverage selection, and having an active life style.

The next display is Ideas: March is International Ideas Month. This display is a history of human ideas, thoughts and accomplishments. It’s about art and technology, inventions, entrepreneurs, and genius. Learn how we created our modern world with this innovative display!

March is a month that certainly gives us many themes. We hope that one or more of these displays offer you a stimulating read.

-posted by Betty, Reference Services

5 Years on the Blog – February

Today we’re to going get nostalgic and take a look at some of Syosset RandR’s blog posts for February during the past five years:

2017: Evening Book Discussion

2016: What We’re Reading Now

2015: Try Out Some Lynda.com Courses

2014: Recent Releases Perfect for Book Clubs

2013: Graphic Novels in the Syosset Public Library

See you next month when we take a look at the last 5 years of March.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services