The adult independent learner

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Syosset Public Library supports the adult independent learner. We offer 2 programs to help you access college texts and materials.

1. OCLC allows us to interloan books and articles directly from various college libraries.  If you have a title and author of a book that’s not in the Nassau Public Library System, let us know and we will interloan the item for you.

2. LILRC Research Loan Program allows you to go to a local college and use their library.  You can browse a specific collection and borrow items.  Come in to the reference department and tell us what your subject area.  We will issue a card for a specific collection at a specific college.  The card is good for 30 days.

Of course these services are for Syosset Library Patrons in good standing.

– posted by Betty P., Reference Services

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Did you know…

globes picSyosset owns many books  in languages other than English.  In the World Language Collection on the first floor we have a selection of books in Japanese on temporary loan.  There are popular American titles such as The DaVinci Code in Chinese,  the Bourne Ultimatum in Russian, and Twilight in Korean.  There are also books in Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Russian and Spanish.

Whether you are looking to read something in your native language or would just like to hone your skills in another language, the collection will have something for you.   If  Syosset Library does not have what you need, ask  any librarian to interloan it from another library.

– posted by Brenda, Reference Services

History happened HERE, too!

Syosset-ny-map picDid you know there were British Army encampments in Syosset during the Revolutionary War? Did you know Teddy Roosevelt had many Syosset connections?

Join longtime Syosset resident and author Tom Montalbano for an informative discussion examining these and other well known historical events and their impact on Syosset and the surrounding communities. Free. Refreshments will be served.

Monday,  September 21. 2:00 PM.

– posted by Barney, Reference Services

New in DVD

unborn picThe Unborn – Enter a world of unrelenting evil as terror finds a new form in The Unborn, a supernatural thriller about a young woman plagued by chilling dreams and tortured by a demonic ghost that haunts her waking hours.

 

 

wolverine picX-Men Origins: Wolverine  Wolverine lives a mutant life, seeks revenge against Victor Creed (who will later become Sabertooth) for the death of his girlfriend, and ultimately ends up going through the mutant Weapon X program.  Also available in Blu-Ray DVD.

Premiering in September…

family_watching_tv pic“They don’t make them like they used to”:  hundreds of channels and nothing to watch?   Our current third floor display features materials dealing with television shows that premiered in September during the years prior to 1980.  As the 2009-2010 television season starts up, come in and reminisce about the shows America used to love to watch.   You’ll find many of those shows in DVD format on display, as well as books about them and that era in television.  If you don’t see what you’re interested in, please ask at the reference desk and a librarian will make every effort to find what you need!

– posted by Sonia, Readers’ Services.

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