Evening Book Discussion

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The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace

Tuesday September 13, 2016

7:30 PM

with Ralph Guiteau, Head of Media Services

The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace encompasses the most enduring conflicts in America: race, class, drugs, community, imprisonment, education, family, friendship, and love. It’s about the collision of two fiercely insular worlds—the ivy-covered campus of Yale University and Newark, New Jersey, and the difficulty of going from one to the other and then back again. Most of all it’s the story of the tragic life of one singular brilliant young man.

This program is free.

No registration required.

Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

All are Welcome!

-posted by Ralph, Media Services

New in DVD

A Bigger Splash

Drama R

bigger-splashIt’s the story of a famous rock star vacationing with her lover on a remote Italian island. While the couple basks in the foreshadowing heat of the Mediterranean sun, their lives are soon disrupted by the unexpected visit of an old flame and his seductive daughter, creating a whirlwind of jealousy, passion and, ultimately, danger for everyone involved.

Genius

Drama PG -13

geniusA stirring drama about the complex friendship and transformative professional relationship between book editor Maxwell Perkins (who discovered F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway) and Thomas Wolfe.

Love and Friendship

Comedy PG

love-and-friendshipThe beautiful widow Susan Vernon has come to the estate of her in-laws to wait out colorful rumors about her dalliances circulating through polite society. Whilst there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and her rather reluctant debutante daughter, Frederica.

 

The Meddler

Comedy PG – 13

With a new iPhone, and apartment near the meddlergrove, and a comfortable bank account left to her by her beloved late husband, Marnie Minervini has happily relocated from New Jersey to Los Angeles to be near her daughter Lori and smother her with motherly love. When the dozens of texts, unexpected visits, and conversations dominated by unsolicited advice force Lori to draw strict personal boundaries, Marnie finds ways to channel her eternal optimism and forceful generosity.

Money Monster

Drama R

money-monsterIn the taut and tense thriller, Lee Gates is a bombastic TV personality whose popular financial network show has made him the money wiz of Wall Street. But after he hawks a high tech stock that mysteriously crashes, an irate investor  takes Gates, his crew, and his ace producer Patty Fenn hostage live on air. Unfolding in real time, Gates and Fenn must find a way to keep themselves alive while simultaneously uncovering the truth behind a tangle of big money lies

Now You See Me 2

Drama PG – 13

now-you-see-me-2The Four Horsemen resurface and are forcibly recruited by a tech genius to pull off their most impossible heist yet.

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

New in DVD

BossThe Boss

Comedy R

Michelle Darnell, a titan of industry, is sent to prison after she’s caught for insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget.

 

The Jungle Book

Drama PG

Jungle BookAn epic adventure about Mowgli, a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan, who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther turned stern mentor Bagheera, and the free-spirited bear Baloo.

 

Me Before YouMe Before You

Drama PG-13

Louisa ‘Lou’ Clark lives in a quaint town in the English countryside. With no clear direction in her life, the quirky and creative 26-year old goes from one job to the next in order to make ends meet. Taking a job at the local ‘castle’ she becomes caregiver and companion to Will Traynor, a wealthy young banker who became wheelchair bound in an accident. Embarking together on a series of adventures, both Lou and Will get more than they bargained for.

-posted by Ralph, Media Services

Adult Summer Reading 2016: THANKS!

exercise your mindThe Syosset Public Library Readers’ Services Department would like to thank the following local businesses for their generous donations to the 2016 Adult Summer Reading Program. 

We truly appreciate your continued support! 

Ace Florist of Syosset

American Cleaners

Angel Tips

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza

Bareburger

Blooming Nails & Spa

Butera’s Restaurant of Woodbury

CardSmart

Celebrity Diner

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Chopt: Creative Salad Company

Chris & Tony’s Italian Restaurant & Catering

Christina’s Epicure

Denim and Soul

Denny’s Childrenswear

Eastern Breeze Nails & Spa

George Martin’s Grillfire

Gloss New York Salon

Goldcoast Barbers

Hanstedt Deli

Iavarone Brothers

i.d Salon

Jamba Juice

Jericho Pharmacy

Jerrie Shop

Jewel of the Sea/Victoria’s Market

John Michael Salon

Karin Lynn Haircolor Studio & Gallery

Lonny’s Woodbury

Lovely Nails

Margarita’s Authentic Mexican Cuisine & Cantina

Mario’s Pizzeria

Max & Gino’s All American Clothing Co.

Mixology Clothing Company

Mr’Tique

Ms’tique Boutique

One Small Step

Party City

Perfect Male Haircutting

PizzaRev

Prime Time Butcher

Raimo’s Pizzeria

Realistic Nails

Salon Entourage

ShopRite

Stop & Shop

Syosset Wine Cellar

Tenjin Japanese Restaurant

Trader Joe’s

Un Deux Trois

Wild Fig Mediterranean Grill & Pideria

Woodbury Pizzeria & Restaurant

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The Balloons at the program were generously donated by

Party City (Woodbury).

The first 75 attendees received a coupon for one free Burrito, Burrito Bowl, Salad or Order of Tacos courtesy of

Chipotle Mexican Grill

We would also like to thank …

  • HarperCollins Library Marketing Team
  • Macmillan Library Marketing Team
  • Martin’s Press
  • Simon and Schuster, Inc. Education & Library Division

Door Prizes #1-10 also received a coupon for a free Salad or Salad Sandwich courtesy of CHOPT

Door Prizes #11-20 also received a coupon for a free Small Smoothie or Juice from Jamba Juice

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

New in DVD

Maggie’s PlanMaggie’s Plan

Comedy R

Maggie’s plan to have a baby on her own is derailed when she falls in love with John, a married man, destroying his volatile marriage to the brilliant Georgette.

The Man Who Knew Infinity

The Man Who Knew Infinity

Drama PG-13

Growing up poor in Madras, India, Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar earns admittance to Cambridge University during WWI, where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories with the guidance of his professor, G. H. Hardy.

The Nice GuysThe Nice Guys

Comedy R

In 1970s Los Angeles, down-on-his-luck private eye Holland March and hired enforcer Jackson Healy must work together to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star. During their investigation, they uncover a shocking conspiracy that reaches up to the highest circles of power.

weinerWeiner

Documentary R

An examination of disgraced New York Congressman Anthony Weiner’s disastrous 2013 mayoral campaign.

-posted by Ralph, Media Services

It’s Still Summer-

books on grassAnd it’s still very hot and we are still providing our patrons with plenty of Beach Reads on one of the main floor book displays.  When there is only reruns on TV, keep yourself entertained with one of our light summer reads.  The selection seems endless like these hot days.

Check out the other main floor book display: “Through the Years”.  It covers the decades from early 1900’s till late 1990‘s.  Learn the history, foods and fads from each decade.  You’ll get a feel for trends that lasted and those that faded and the reasons why.   For some of us it won’t be a learning experience as much as a trip down memory lane.  But it will be an enjoyable experience for all.

On that floor’s mini display: the books of Elie Wiesel on one side and on the other we have a great selection of audiobooks.

On the third floor, the health reference librarian is continuing with the theme “Have a Healthy and Safe Summer”.  If you haven’t seen it yet, there is certainly a lot of worthwhile information.  There are handouts for swimming and pool safety, pain management and a nice booklet on Exercise and Physical Activity and more.

Centennial of the National Park Service” is the topic of the other third floor book display.  And what a great display of oversized pictorial books of the US national parks.  Viewing these beautifully photos of the parks is the next best thing to actually visiting one. Maybe one of these books might inspire your next vacation.  These parks are a national treasure and should be cherished and preserved!

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Stay cool in the this hot weather and come visit us – there’s air conditioning!

-posted by Betty, Reference Services

Celebrating the Centennial of Our National Park Service

National-Park-Service-logoQuick: what do you think of when I say National Park? Perhaps it is Yosemite with its granite cliffs, waterfalls and giant sequoia trees. Or maybe Yellowstone where the bison, wolves, elk and other wildlife compete for your attention with the geysers, lakes and hot springs. Truly, these are magnificent places but there are so many other places operated by the National Park Service.

August 25 marks the centennial of the founding of the National Park Service. The mission of the NPS is to “preserve unimpaired the natural and cultural resources of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education and inspiration of this and future generations.” Wrangell-St. Elias National ParkToday Thaddeus Kosciusko National Memorialthe NPS oversees more than 400 units. These include national parks, monuments, battlefields, historic sites, lakeshore and recreation areas, scenic rivers and trails and even the White House! They can be huge like the 13.2 million acre Wrangell-St. Elias National Park (left) in Alaska   or they can be as small as Thaddeus Kosciusko National Memorial (right) which is only .02 acres.

But you don’t need to travel far to explore the national park system. Right in nearby Oyster Bay is Sagamore Hill, home of President Theodore Roosevelt. And did you know that Fire Island National Seashore offers not only a scenic lighthouse and beautiful sand and surf but also the home of William Floyd, a signer of the Declaration of Independence? Going into NYC you have the choice of the African Burial Grounds or Statue of Liberty or Ellis Island.

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Last year more than 3 million people visited sites operated by the NPS. In this centennial year even more people are discovering everything the parks have to offer.  Writer Wallace Stegner called national parks “the best idea we ever had. Absolutely American, absolutely democratic, they national parks compositereflect us at our best rather that at our worst.” If you can’t get away right now, you can enjoy some armchair travel using the NPS Multimedia offerings or visit the library to check out the travel books on the first floor and the mini display on the third floor. If you are still looking for a vacation inspiration, use the Find Your Park website to search by name or location.

-posted by Brenda, Reference Services

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