5 Years of the Blog – March

Let’s take a look at some of Syosset Public Library’s blog posts for March during the past five years:

2018: OSCAR WINNERS BASED ON BOOKS

2017: NEW IN DVD

2016: CELEBRATING THE EMERALD ISLE

2015: AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB

2014: LET’S REMINISCE, SYOSSET!

See you next month when we take a look at the past 5 years in April.

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

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Author Visit and Signing

Author Visit and Signing with Jill SantopoloFriday, March 29, 2019

2 PM

Join the Readers’ Services staff for an author visit featuring bestselling author Jill Santopolo. Ms. Santopolo will discuss her newest adult novel More Than Words (2019) and the writer’s life.

“Jill Santopolo is the author of the nationally and internationally bestselling novel The Light We Lost, which has been translated into more than 35 languages and has hit both the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. She is also the author of the Alec Flint Mysteries, the Sparkle Spa series, and the Follow Your Heart books.” -from the author’s website

A book sale and signing of More Than Words and The Light We Lost will be held by the Friends of the Library at the event.

Refreshments will be served.

No registration required.

For more information about author Jill Santopolo, visit:

Website

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

Our March Displays

Award Winners is the subject of our first display on the main floor. It showcases winners of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Nobel Prize for Literature, and the Man Booker Prize. You may have already read some of these books, but there are some great ones you might have missed.

 

March is Women’s History Month and the theme of our second main floor display. Read about the women’s movement and their struggle for their place in society, the right to vote and equal employment opportunities. The display includes biographies of famous women, such as Sonia Sotomayor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Malala Yousafzai, Indira Gandhi, Rosa Parks, Condoleezza Rice, Sandra Day O’Connor, Gloria Steinem, Eleanor Roosevelt and others.

 

 

 

The subjects of our 2 mini displays* are:

The Art of the Novella- A selection of classic novellas from Melville House publishing.

Robert Goddard-  Books from the 2019 CWA Diamond Dagger Award winner, the highest honor in British crime writing.

*mini-displays are subject to change during the month

On the third floor, our health librarian’s display is National Nutrition Month. The display has books covering healthy eating topics, such as how to stay healthy, what foods to avoid for various illnesses, and nutritional guides for children. The display also includes lots of handouts on eating and snacking for wellness.

Dreams of Far Away Places, also a display on the third floor, is for those who suffer from wanderlust. Learn about some exotic travel destinations and get some ideas for a trip or a travel adventure, or you may just want to read and be entertained by other people’s tales of travel.

-posted by Betty, Reference Services

Afternoon Book Discussion

The 2019 Long Island Reads selection

“A shy college student finds her perspectives transformed by a mentor activist at the center of the women’s movement who challenges her to discover herself in ways that take her far from the traditional life she envisioned.” -from the publisher

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

1:30 PM

with Pam Strudler & Lisa Hollander, Librarians

This program is free.

No registration required. All are welcome!

Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

Photographs and videos taken during library programs may be used for library publicity.

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

New in DVD

Green Book

Drama PG-13

When Tony Lip, a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley, a world-class black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on a book to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African Americans. Confronted with racism and danger, as well as unexpected humanity and humor, they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.

Mortal Engines

Sci Fi PG-13

Hundreds of years after our civilization was destroyed, a new world has emerged. A mysterious young woman named Hester Shaw leads a band of outcasts in the fight to stop London, now a giant predator city on wheels, from devouring everything its path.

Monsieur and Madame Adelman

Drama NR

The decades-spanning tumultuous romance of a quintessentially French couple is chronicled in the thought-provoking funny movie. Told in flashback from the early ’70s forward, this epic love-hate relationship begins as angst-ridden writer Victor meets Sarah, a brilliant doctoral student who fall head-over-heels. A complicated courtship and eventual marital discord ensue, as the egocentric Victor becomes a literary superstar and the enigmatic Sarah, lingers in the shadows.

Tyrel

Drama R

Tyler, a sole black man, attends an otherwise all-white weekend of drunken bro debauchery on a birthday trip to a cabin in the Catskills.

-posted by Ralph, Media Services

 

 

New in DVD

Creed 2

Drama PG-13

Life has become a balancing act for Adonis. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family’s past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring. Rocky Balboa is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what’s worth fighting for, and discover that nothing’s more important than family.

Ben is Back

Drama R

Ben Burns, a drug-addicted teenager, shows up unexpectedly to visit his family on Christmas Eve. His wary mother welcomes him, but after finding out he’s still in danger, she must to do everything she can to help her family.

 

The Favourite

Drama R

Early eighteenth century England is at war with the French. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne, and her friend Lady Sarah tends to her ill health. When new servant Abigail arrives, Sarah takes her under her wing, and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become time-consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps in to fill in as the Queen’s companion. Their growing friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions, and no one will stand in her way.

Instant Family

Comedy PG-13

When Pete and Ellie choose to start a family, they stumble headfirst into the world of foster care adoption. After they learn their perfect foster child comes with two other siblings, Pete and Ellie find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight and must hilariously learn the ropes of instant parenthood if they hope to become a real family.

Vox Lux

Drama R

The story of Celeste’s rise from the ashes of a national tragedy to stardom. It follows her life from 1999 to 2017 including her survival of a violent tragedy as a teenager, her rise to fame with the help of her sister and talent manager, and her mounting a comeback after a scandal.

-posted by Raolph, Media Services

Dreaming of Faraway Places

Some children hear “Rock-a Bye Baby’ as they drift into sleep. I heard “Far Away Places!” Yes, the song with lyrics: “Far away places with the strange sounding names, far away over the sea, those far away places with the strange sounding names are calling, calling to me.” I caught the travel bug early. I love the planning and anticipation almost as much as the actual journey. And when I am stuck at home and work, it’s fun to read about the experiences of other travelers.

If you find yourself in that situation now, I suggest you visit our third floor display of books about some far away (and not so far away but interesting) destinations. Travel through Africa with Betty Levitov and her students in Africa on Six Wheels. Or visit some hidden natural wonders in Wild Caribbean with author Michael Bright. For a classic road trip closer to home check out Route 66 Still Kicks by Rick Antonson. Bill Geist presents some unusual small towns in Way off the Road.

For more suggested books about travel consult Nancy Pearl’s Book Lust to Go. After you have dreamed perhaps it is time to plan a trip! Patricia Schultz’s 1,000 Places to See Before You Die will provide you with many suggestions.

-posted by Brenda

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

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