New in DVD

ghosts of girlf picGhosts of Girlfriends Past – A bachelor is haunted by the ghosts of his past girlfriends at his younger brother’s wedding.

observe and report picObserve and Report – Bi-polar mall security guard Ronnie Barnhardt is called into action to stop a flasher from turning shopper’s paradise into his personal peep show. But when Barnhardt can’t bring the culprit to justice, a surly police detective, is recruited to close the case.

– posted by Sonia, Readers’ Services


Time magazine’s 50 Things to Hear, See and Do This Fall.

What do 41 Cooper Square, Nine, The Lost Symbol, Miles Davis and The Good Wife have in common?  They made Time’s 50 Things to Hear, See or Do this Fall.  See what other books, films, music recordings, television programs and exhibits made it too!  Check out my follow up blog post later this week, for more information about my favorite entry!

–  Marianne L.,  Reference Services

Recently Added Staff Picks

400000000000000085969_s4An Absolute Scandal By Penny Vincenzi

“Penny Vincenzi, master of the contemporary blockbuster,returns with a moving, engaging portrait of people coping with a notorious financialdisaster and its unpredictable emotional repercussions(From the Publisher).

Recommended By:  Rosemarie Germaine, Senior Library Clerk

philippmeyer-210-AmrustcoverlwrrAmerican Rust By Philip Meyer

“Set in a beautiful but economically devastated Pennsylvania steel town, American Rust is a novel of the lost American dream and the desperation—as well as the acts of friendship,loyalty, and love—that arise from its loss (From the Publisher).”

Recommended By: Lisa Jones, Readers’ Services Librarian

The.Bad.Guys.WonThe Bad Guys Won By Jeff Pearlman

“In The Bad Guys Won, award-winning former Sports Illustrated baseball writer Jeff Pearlman returns to an innocent time when a city worshipped a man named Mookie and the Yankees were the second-best team in New York (From the Publisher).”

Recommended By:  Ralph Guiteau, Readers’ Services Librarian

midnights-childrenMidnight’s Children By Salman Rushdie

“Saleem Sinai is born at the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947,the very moment ofIndia’s independence.  Greeted by fireworks displays, cheering crowds,and Prime Minister Nehru himself,  Saleem grows up to learn the ominous consequences of this coincidence (From the Publisher).”

Recommended By:  Sonia Grgas, Librarian Trainee

team of rivalsTeam of Rivals By Doris Kearns Goodwin

“This brilliant multiple biography is centered on Lincoln’s mastery of men and how it shaped the most significant presidency in the nation’s history (From the Publisher).”

Recommended By:  Brenda Cherry, Reference Librarian

~ posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

The adult independent learner

adult reader pic

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

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

A blog written by the librarians at Syosset Public Library, Syosset, New York.

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