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Drama PG-13

A celebrated military contractor returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs, the US Space program in Honolulu, Hawaii, and reconnects with a long-ago love while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog assigned to him.


Documentary R

citizenfourWith unprecedented access, this gripping behind-the-scenes chronicle follows award winning director Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald’s remarkable encounters with whistle-blower Edward Snowden in a hotel room in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents that provide evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the NSA.


Documentary PG-13

irisAn in-depth look into the life of fashion icon Iris Apfel, and her husband of over 60 years: the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven with an outsized presence on the New York & Palm Beach fashion scenes. Despite the abundance of glamour in her current life, Iris continues to embrace the values and work ethic established during a middle-class Queens upbringing during the Great Depression.

Two Days One Night

Foreign PG-13

two days one nightSandra has just been released from the hospital to find that she no longer has a job. According to management, the only way Sandra can regain her position at the factory is to convince her co-workers to sacrifice their much-needed yearly bonuses. So, over the course of one weekend, Sandra must confront each co-worker individually in order to win a majority of their votes, before time runs out.

  • – posted by Ralph, Media Services

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Book to Film Discussion

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Still Alice

Based on the novel by Lisa Genova

Friday, August 21, 2015

2:00 PM

With Lisa Jones, Readers’ Services Librarian

Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested. Her struggle to stay connected to who she once was is frightening, heartbreaking, and inspiring.  

Please join us for a viewing of the film and a short discussion of the similarities and differences between the novel and the film

This Program is Free

Books are available at the Circulation Desk

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Afternoon Book Club

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with Jackie Ranaldo, Head of Readers’ Services

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

1:30 PM

In 1976 Buenos Aires, Kaddish Poznan, an outcast, and his wife, Lillian, are devastated by the disappearance of their own son, Pato, which forces them into the bleak corridors of the Ministry of Special Cases in search of the truth.

This program is free.

No registration required.

Books available at the Circulation Desk one month prior to event.

– posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services


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Evening Crossover Book Discussion

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Join Sharon Long, Teen Services Librarian and Pam Strudler, Reference Librarian for a special “crossover” book discussion of the Young Adult novel,

Looking for Alaska

by John Green

Tuesday, August 4 at 7:30 PM

*Teens Welcome

Sixteen-year-old Miles’ first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.

Free event.

No registration required.

Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

– posted by Sharon and Pam S., Reference Services

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New in DVD

danny collinsDanny Collins

Drama R

Aging rocker Danny Collins can’t give up his hard-living ways. But when his manager uncovers a 40-year-old undelivered letter written to him by John Lennon, he decides to change course and embarks on a heartfelt journey to rediscover his family, find true love, and begin a second act.

The Gunman

Action R

gunmanA sniper on an unscrupulous slaying team kills the minister of mines of the Congo. Terrier’s successful kill shot requires him to go into hiding to safeguard himself and his team from revenge. Terrier goes back to the Congo years later, but soon discovers himself to be the target of a paid hit gang associated with the minister’s assassination.

3 Hearts

Foreign PG-13

3 heartsOne night in provincial France, Marc meets Sylvie after missing his train back to Paris. Instantly and intensely drawn to one another, they wander through the streets until morning in rare, almost choreographed harmony. A thwarted plan for a second meeting sends each in a separate direction: Sylvie reunites with her ex and leaves France; Marc falls in love and marries.

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What We Do in the ShadowsWhat We Do in the Shadows

Comedy R

Vulvus, Viago, and Deacon are vampires who live here, among us. They are real vampires; undead, immortal creatures who stalk the night and search for human blood, preferably virgins. Witness the many horrid, abominable aspects of vampire life, such as hunting and feeding, vampire rivalry and fighting with werewolves, as well as normal night to night aspects that make them not so different from us like keeping the flat clean, jobs, shopping, meeting people and trying to fit in.

Kung Fu KillerKung Fu Killer

Action NR

A martial arts instructor from the police force gets imprisoned after killing a man by accident. But when a vicious killer starts targeting martial arts masters, the instructor offers to help the police in return for his freedom.

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Presidential Pardon

george washingtonWe may hate to admit it, but the majority of us have, at some point, returned library books past the due date.  Even librarians have been guilty of being in possession of overdue library materials.  Fear not, we are in fact, in good company.  Its seems that the founding father of the United States, our very first President, George Washington is the record holder for the most overdue library book.  Five months into his presidency, September 1789, Washington borrowed the legal manifesto, Law of Nations: Principles of the Law of Nature; or Applied to the Conduct and Affairs of Nations and Sovereigns by Monsieur De Vattel from the New York Society Library in New York City.  For the next 221 years the book lay forgotten amongst other belongings at Washington’s Mount Vernon home in Virginia.  Library officials at the New York Society were aware of the lost book but were not holding out much hope.  Miraculously, in 2010 the book was found and the staff at Mount Vernon returned the book to the New York Society Library.  George Washington’s late fee of $300,000 was waived by the NYSL.  Now, that’s a lot of dollars….   

This article first appeared in the June 2015 issue of Syosset Public Library’s newsletter, The Book Club Insider.

-posted by Lisa J., Readers’ Services

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