…this Friday October 9th at 2PM.
“Marley and Me”
By John Grogan
Starring Jennifer Aniston & Owen Wilson
“The heartwarming and unforgettable story of a family in the making and the wondrously neurotic dog who taught them what really matters in life.” (From the Publisher)
Read the book and then see how it’s interpreted and adapted for the screen. A short discussion led by Jackie Ranaldo, Readers’ Services librarian will follow the film. Copies of the book are still available at circulation.
– posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services
Our staff picks are flying off the shelves now we would like to hear from you.
Fill out a Patron Picks form, send us an e-mail at email@example.com, leave your picks in a comment below, or stop at the Readers’ Services desk and share your favorites with us.
-posted by Susan, Readers Services
The Syosset Public Library is pleased to announce that we have added the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) to our Museum Pass Program. We have one pass which admits 5 guests. The pass also allows for a 10% discount in the MoMA Store. Effective Tuesday, October 6th, reservations can be made for MoMA. Please stop by the Readers Services Desk on the 2nd Floor or call 921-7161 ext. 239 to make your reservation. Please visit http://www.moma.org for additional information regarding the museum.
– posted by Lisa J. – Readers Services
… but I think these flowers might be the last for the summer. I had to wear a jacket this morning and I brought my hibiscus indoors today. I think the lazy, hazy days of summer are being replaced by crisp fall days and nights. This change came fast-last week I was walking along the beach!
I guess it is time to change what I cook for dinner. My thoughts go to warm, comfy foods. Nothing makes it easier to cook these than a crockpot. Grab some tasty ingredients, put them in the pot, turn it on and, when I come home from work, dinner is ready.
If this has made you hungry, try some of our cookbooks for slow cooking. Better Homes and Gardens has Crockery Cooking, Beth Hensperger and Julie Kaufman update recipes for the crockpot in Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker Cookbook, and Fix it and Forget It Big Cookbook by Phyllis Good are just some sample titles from our collection. These and other titles can be found in our cookbook section on the main floor.
I think I will make a chili tomorrow…..
– posted by Brenda, Reference Services
Please stop down in the lower level of the library and take a look at our new Local History exhibit “Greetings from Old Syosset”. This exhibit features digital reproductions of rare original postcards contained in the Syosset Public Library Local History Collection. These cards, many of which date from the early 1900s, give a unique glimpse of rural Syosset. As you read the variety of messages on the cards, you get a real sense of the slower pace of life back in that simpler time.
– posted by Barney, Reference Services
Ever want to try being a vegetarian? Maybe today’s the day! Whether you want to try it for a meal, a day or even longer, you’ll need some recipe or menu suggestions and Syosset Public Library has many books on the subject. Here are just a few:
Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone by Deborah Madison. “If I could have only one book on the subject of vegetables, Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone would be it. Deborah Madison has produced an impressive collection of information, instruction, and recipes.”
–Marion Cunningham, author of The Fannie Farmer Cookbook
How to Cook Everything Vegetarian : Simple Meatless Recipes for Great Food by Mark Bittman “How do you make an avid meat eater (like me) fall in love with vegetarian cooking? Make Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything Vegetarian part of your culinary library.”
—Bobby Flay, chef/owner of Mesa Grill and Bar Americain
Totally Vegetarian: Easy, Fast, Comforting Food for Every Kind of Vegetarian by Toni Fiore “There are recipes for vegans in the book, but there are also a lot of options for folks who are trying to wean themselves from meat, or who just like having a few meatless meals every week.” Portland Press Herald
Besides vegetarian cookbooks which can be found on the main floor, the library carries the magazine “Vegetarian Times”, also on the main floor.
– posted by Sonia, Readers’ Services
Are you running out of suggestions for your next discussion? The Syosset Public Library owns sets of books exclusively for local book clubs to check out for their discussions. Discussion questions are included in the set, along with biographical and critical material. We currently have over 60 titles to choose from, including “hot” titles such as The Time Traveler’s Wife. Call the Readers’ Services department at 921-7161 ext. 239 for further information.
– posted by Susan, Reader Services