New in DVD

kung fu panda 3Kung Fu Panda 3

Comedy PG

Continuing his legendary adventures of awesomeness, Po must face two hugely epic but different threats, one supernatural and the other a little closer to his home.



Drama PG-13

raceBased on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, the legendary athletic superstar whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy.


Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Drama R

whiskey tango foxtrotBased on journalist Kim Barker’s memoir The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan, which details her years as a reporter in Pakistan and Afghanistan beginning in 2002.

-posted by Ralph, Media Services

Afternoon Book Discussion

Paris Architect

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

1:30 PM

With Lisa Jones, Readers’ Services Librarian

“A Parisian architect is paid handsomely to devise secret hiding spaces for Jews in his Nazi occupied country but struggles with risking his life for a cause he is ambivalent towards until a personal failure brings home their suffering. This story becomes more gripping with every soul hidden and every soul saved.”

– from the publisher

This program is free.

No registration required.

Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

-posted by Lisa J., Readers’ Services

New in DVD

The Brothers Grimsby

Brothers GrimsbyComedy R

Nobby, a sweet but dimwitted English football hooligan, reunites with his long-lost brother Sebastian, a deadly MI6 agent, to prevent a massive global terror attack and prove that behind every great spy is an embarrassing sibling. Nobby has everything a man from Grimsby could want, including eleven children and the most gorgeous girlfriend in the northeast of England. There’s only one thing missing: his little brother, Sebastian, who Nobby has spent 28 years searching for.

The Wave

Foreign R

WaveThe experienced geologist Kristian Eikfjord has accepted a job offer out of town. He is getting ready to move from the city of Geiranger with his family, when he and his colleagues measure small geological changes in the underground. Kristian gets worried and his worst nightmare is about to come true, when the alarm goes off and the disaster is inevitable. With less than 10 minutes to react, it becomes a race against time in order to save as many as possible including his own family.

-posted by Ralph, Media Services

What We’re Reading Now

Here are some titles that our staff

are enjoying at the moment:

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Pam M, Assistant Director:

Katherine of Aragon, the True Queen by Alison Weir

The Taming of the Queen  by Philippa Gregory (audiobook)

“….heavily in my Henry VIII period…again”

Karen, Library Director:

Untethered by Julie Lawson

Sue Ann, Head of Children’s Services

The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson

The Stopped Heart by Julie Myerson

Lisa H., Reference Librarian:

The Girls by Emma Cline

“This is a brand new book that is based on the Manson murders of 1969. From start to finish I was caught up in Evie’s desire to be accepted by the group of girls. Cline’s prose is so vivid that you almost smell the jasmine in the hot California air. I can’t recommend this book enough!”

Megan, Systems Manager:

Shadow’s Edge by Brent Weeks.

Jean S., Readers’ Services Librarian:

The Children by Ann Leary

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

When We Were Sisters by Emilie Richards

Jackie, Head of Readers’ Services:

The Vegetarian by Kang Han

Pam S., Teen Services Librarian:

The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty.

Evelyn, Readers’ Services Librarian:

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley.

“Keeps you interested the whole time!!!!  Great Summer Beach Read!”

What are you reading right now?

Let us know by  leaving a comment below.

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services


New in DVD

10 Cloverfield Lane10 Cloverfield Lane

Drama PG-13

A young woman wakes up after a terrible accident to find that she’s locked in a cellar with a doomsday prepper, who insists that he saved her life and that the world outside is uninhabitable following an apocalyptic catastrophe. Uncertain what to believe, the woman soon determines that she must escape at any cost.

45 Years

45 YearsDrama PG-13

As Kate and Geoff prepare to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary, their marriage is shaken when unexpected news threatens to change their lives.

Eddie the Eagle

Comedy PG-13

Eddie the Eagle

Inspired by true events, this is a feel-good story about Michael Eddie Edwards, an unlikely but courageous British ski jumper who never stopped believing in himself even as an entire nation was counting him out.

Hello, My Name is Doris

Comedy PG-13

Hello My Name is Doris

When Doris Miller meets John Fremont, sparks fly – at least for Doris. When Doris begins showing up at John’s regular haunts, she wins over his friends. Her new life brings Doris a thrilling perspective, but also creates a rift between her and her longtime friends and family, who believe she’s making a fool of herself over a guy half her age.

-posted by Ralph, Media Services

New in DVD


Drama R

Michael Stone, husband, father and noted author, travels to Cincinnati to speak at a customer service conference. But once he’s separated from the routine of his daily life, a chance encounter helps him to realize just what, and whom, he’s been missing.

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Action R

13 Hours The Secret Soldiers of BenghaziA gripping true story of six elite ex-military operators assigned to protect the CIA who fought back against overwhelming odds when terrorists attacked in the U.S. diplomatic compound on September 11, 2012. When everything went wrong, six men had the courage to do what was right.


Comedy PG

ZootopiaZootopia is a city like no other. Comprising habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together. But when optimistic Officer Judy Hopps arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde.

-posted by Ralph, Media Services

Our June Displays

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June is busting out all over-

And the kick-off for our 2016 Adult Summer Reading Club is  today, June 7th .  If you’re joining the club, you can stop by the Syosset Library on your way to beach (or wherever) and get yourself a book from “Beach Reads”, our first floor book display, which will be there throughout the summer.  As always we have a great selection.

Is truth stranger than fiction? Check out our “Spies – Real and Imagined” display, which includes books both real and fictional.  And then you can answer the age old question.  The first floor also has a display of books by local authors which coincides with today’s evening program “Local Author Showcase”.

On the third floor, the health librarian’s June display is “Men’s Health Month”.  Learn how to stay healthy and reduce your risk for diseases.  Lots of free handouts, as well.  This information is too important to be ignored.

FYI- we also have a third floor display called “Ideas – Innovations and Inventions”  It covers the where, when and who of inventions throughout history.

Syosset Library is once again providing for your reading pleasure, intellectual enjoyment and information needs.

-posted by Betty, Reference Services

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