Recommended Reading…

I am currently reading Commencement by J. Courtney Sulliven…it’s an easy, light summer read.  I recently finished reading The Piano Teacher by Janice Y.K. Lee and The Samurai’s Garden by Gail Tsukiyama…both very enjoyable.

posted by Lisa Jones – Reader’s Services


Sad news today…

John Hughes an icon of film making and 80’s pop culture passed away today at the age of 59.   The New York Times obituary can be read here .

My favorite Hughes movies were “Uncle Buck” and “Home Alone”

What are your John Hughes  favorites?  Make a comment and let us know.

-posted by Ralph,  Readers’ Services

What do you want to read? Please tell us!

Yes or No JacketSometimes our patrons help US find a good read.  I’m just finishing “Yes” or “No”: The Guide to Better Decisions: A story, by Spencer Johnson, MD.  He’s the Coauthor of The One Minute Manager and Who Moved My Cheese (along with Kenneth Blanchard, PhD).

When a patron came in and asked for “all of their books”, it caught my attention.  I had heard of these two books, classics in business management.  But didn’t think that “Average Jane” would find them useful.

These books are quick and light, with simple concepts that stick with you after the book is done.  I’ve read One Minute Manager (more oriented towards work or organizations) and “Yes” and “No” The Guide to Better Decisions (great for anyone). … Now, onto the “Cheese” course.

So, please share your thoughts and questions about books, music, and movies (and more) with us!  Help us build your library collection!

– posted by Marianne, Reference Services

Check out our latest main floor book displays!

Highlighted this month are:

Beach Reads – Need a great book to bring to the beach?  Grab one off the display – we’ve got everything from murder mysteries to love stories, biographies to historical fiction.  Also, some of the hottest summer bestsellers!

What I Did on My Summer Vacation – filled with great ideas on how to have a happy, healthy and active summer.  We’ve provided guides on travel, fitness, diet, health, summer activities, gardening,  home renovation, and much, much more!

Enjoy the rest of the summer with a great book from the Syosset Public Library!

– posted by Jackie,  Readers’ Services

Monthly Book Club meets today

Netherland picture.jpg 2 Netherland by Joseph O’Neill

With Lisa Caputo, Head of Adult Services.

In a New York City made phantasmagorical by the events of 9/11, Hans–a banker originally from the Netherlands–finds himself marooned among the strange occupants of the Chelsea Hotel after his English wife and son return to London.

1 PM & 7:30 PM.

A Syosset Public Library Blog

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