Book Trailers

inherent-vice-picIt had to happen sooner or later.  Book publishers have hit on the idea of creating “book trailers” to publicize their upcoming releases.  If you haven’t seen one yet, here’s the one for Thomas Pynchon‘s latest: Inherent Vice.  What is extra newsworthy about this book trailer is that the ultra reclusive author has provided the trailer’s voiceover himself.  Take a look and a listen.

– posted by Sonia, Readers’ Services

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Take a break…

magazines 2 picSummer is winding down and our thoughts will soon  turn to “getting back to business” – but not yet!.  Why not take a break from the heat, come into the library to relax and flip through some magazines.  The Syosset Public Library has well over 300 periodicals waiting to be perused in our main floor periodicals section.   Whatever your interests, you’re sure to find some magazines or newspapers to enlighten and pique your curiosity- decorating tips, financial advice, vacation ideas, recipes- the possibilities are endless!

So come on in, pick a few magazines and a comfy chair, and stay awhile.

– posted by Sonia, Readers’ Services.

New in DVD

adventureland picAdventureland – A comedy set in the summer of 1987 and centered around a recent college grad  who takes a nowhere job at his local amusement park, only to find it’s the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world.

fighting dvdFighting – In New York City, a young counterfeiter is introduced to the world of underground street fighting by a seasoned scam artist, who becomes his manager on the bare-knuckling brawling circuit.

rudo y cursiRudo y Cursi – Two siblings rival each other inside the world of professional soccer.

goodbye solo dvdGoodbye Solo – Two men form an unlikely friendship that will change both of their lives forever.

trouble the water dvdTrouble the Water – An aspiring rap artist and her streetwise husband, armed with a video camera, show what survival is all about when they are trapped in New Orleans by deadly floodwaters, and seize a chance for a new beginning.

– posted by Sonia, Readers’ Services

NOTEWORTHY PARENTING BOOKS…

Check out some of the new parenting books located in the “New” non-fiction section on the second floor…Childhood Unbound: Confident Parenting in a World of Change Free-Range Kids: Giving our Children the Freedom We Had Without Going Nuts with WorryAmerican ParentHome Game:An Accidential Guide to FatherhoodThe Must Have Mom Manual: Birth to Age 6 and my personal favorite Because I Love her: 34 Women Writers reflect on the Mother-Daughter Bond.

Posted by Lisa J.- Reader’s Servicesbecause i love her pic

Keeping up with changing credit card laws…

On WalletPop, a blog found on AOL’s finance pages, Kimberly Lankford of Kiplingers.com had a very timely blog post about the new credit card law, and how it affects you. The Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 was signed in May. Some changes will not take effect until February 22, 2010, but some are effective on August 20, 2009.

Credit card statements must be mailed now 21 days before your due date, and companies must notify you 45 days before they can raise your rate. But these rules are also causing creditors to change their policies. Read those disclosure statements that come in the mail. Interest rates, balance transfer offers, and minimum payment levels are all being changed at a rapid pace. If you hold balances on your credit cards, this is a good time to take a hard look at your accounts.

WalletPop is one of many blogs with financial information that you can read online.  If you need help finding information from trustworthy sources on the Internet, contact the Reference Department.

Posted by Marianne, Reference Department

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