Syosset 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
It is with sadness that we learned of the death of Mary Travers of the Peter, Paul and Mary singing group. The music of Peter, Paul and Mary was a part of many of our lives. Read the New York Times obituary.
– posted by Ed G., Reference Services
Did 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
The latest thriller by Dan Brown, author of Angels and Demons and The DaVinci Code is out today. Read the New York Times’ review of The Lost Symbol.
Reserve a copy at any reference desk or online.
-posted by Ed G., Reference Services
The 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.
X-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.
“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.