New in DVD

Age of AdalineAge of Adaline

Drama PG-13

After miraculously remaining 29 years old for almost eight decades, Adaline Bowmanhas lived a solitary existence, never allowing herself to get close to anyone who might reveal her secret. But a chance encounter with charismatic philanthropist Ellis Jones reignites her passion for life and romance. When a weekend with his parents threatens to uncover the truth, Adaline makes a decision that will change her life forever.


Horror R

Unfriended unfolds over a teenager’s computer screen as she and her friends are stalked by an unseen figure who seeks vengeance for a shaming video that led a vicious bully to kill herself a year earlier.​

  • posted by Ralph, Media Services

Leave a comment

Filed under Media

Thanks to Local Businesses!

summer wrap up 2015The Syosset Public Library Readers’ Services Department would like to thank the following local businesses for their generous donations to the 2015 Adult Summer Reading Club!

Pictured above: Readers’s Services Librarians with guest author: (left to right) Evelyn Hershkowitz, Stacey Levine, author Rosanna Chiofalo,  Jackie Ranaldo and Jean Simpson.

Ace Florist of Syosset

Angel Tips

Ayhan’s Shish-Kebab Mediterranean Restaurants


Butera’s Restaurant of Woodbury


Diva Nails

Dugan’s Sandwich Shop

Dunkin Donuts (Woodbury Commons)

Eastern Breeze Nails & Spa

Fresh Market

Gabby’s Gourmet

George Martin’s Grillfire

Great Shapes Swimwear and Lingerie

Iavarone Brothers

Jack Nails

Jerrie Shop

Lonny’s Woodbury

Lovely Nails

Maddy Fine Jewelers

Max & Gino’s All American Clothing Co.



Ms’tique Boutique

New York Sports Club of Syosset

Oasis Beauty Spa

One Small Step

Orange Theory Fitness

Party City

Prime Time Butcher

Ray Leventhal Clothing

Realistic Nails

Salon Entourage


Steve’s Piccola Bussola Italian Ristorante

Stop & Shop

Tenjin Japanese Restaurant

Trader Joe’s

Wild Fig Mediterranean Grill & Pideria

The Balloons at the August 12 Wrap-Up party were generously donated by Party City (Woodbury). 

We would also like to thank

HarperCollins Library Marketing Team

Macmillan Library Marketing Team

St. Martin’s Press

Simon and Schuster, Inc.Education & Library Division

for their generous book donations used for our weekly raffle prizes and genre book sets!

  • posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services


Leave a comment

Filed under books, readers' services

New in DVD


Drama R

A subtle and moving drama following a devoted husband and dutiful bank employee who begins to confront his own secrets. What starts as an aimless drive down an unfamiliar street turns into a life-altering decision for the curious Nolan Mack. For many years, Nolan and his wife Joy have embraced their marriage as a convenient distraction from facing reality. When he meets a troubled young man named Leo on his drive home, Nolan finds himself breaking from the confines of his old life.

mad max fury roadMad Max Fury Road

Action R

A return to the world of the Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky. Haunted by his turbulent past, he believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord with his gangs, pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.

  • posted by Ralph, Media Services

Leave a comment

Filed under Media

Title Swap with Librarians

fireplace and chairs

Please join us on

Tuesday, September 1 at 1:30 PM for a

Title Swap with Librarians

Share tea, coffee and cookies, as well as your favorite titles with our Readers’ Services staff.  Join Lisa Caputo, Assistant Library Director, Lisa Jones, Stacey Levine and Ralph Guiteau, Readers’ Services Librarians for a fun hour of sharing the titles of our favorite books.

Looking for something particular?  Historical Fiction?  Romance?  Your next book club pick?   Ask the group … we promise you’ll leave with a list of great reads.  Not able to make the program?  No worries.  A list of the discussed titles will be left at each public service desk.  They will also be made available online on the Books and Reading section of our webpage.  We will be meeting on the 2nd floor right in front of our cozy fireplace.

We look forward to seeing you there!

This program is free and no registration is required.

– posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

Leave a comment

Filed under books, readers' services

New in DVD


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

Leave a comment

Filed under Media

Book to Film Discussion

still alice film and book

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

– posted by Lisa J., Readers’ Services

Leave a comment

Filed under books, readers' services

Afternoon Book Club

ministry of special cases


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


Leave a comment

Filed under books, readers' services