5 Years on the Blog

Time for a walk through some of  SyossetRandR’s blog posts in May in the past five years:

2017:  STARTUP THAT BBQ!

2016: TOOLS TO FIND YOUR NEXT READ, PART 1

2015: GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING WORKSHOP

2014: HOW I SPENT THE MONTH OF APRIL…

2013: NEW TO BOOK CLUB IN A BAG

Watch out for when we take another nostalgic look at the past five years again in June.

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

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Local Author Showcase

Come meet and greet our local authors.

Join us as they share their books!

Tuesday

June 5, 2018 at 7 PM

The authors presenting, and their books:

 

Cara Bradley

Jackie Fischer

Jacqueline Friedland

Jared Harél

Jim Kelly

Stephanie Kepke

John H. Krahn

Ann Marie

Antoinette T. Martin

Dhruva G. Sulibhavi

Michael J. Weinstein

This program is free.

No registration required.

Photographs and videos taken during library

programs may be used for library publicity.

Presented by Reader’s Services.

-posted by Jean S., Readers’ Services

 

 

 

 

New in DVD

The 15:17 to Paris

Action  PG-13

Three Americans discover a terrorist plot aboard a train while in France.

 

 

 

Early Man

Animated PG

Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the Earth, this tells the story of Dug and his sidekick Hognob as they unite their tribe against a mighty enemy, Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City, to save their home

Game Night

Comedy R

A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves trying to solve a murder mystery.

Red Sparrow

Action R

Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to Sparrow School, a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. Her first mission, targeting a CIA agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations.

-posted by Ralph, Media Services

New in DVD

Black Panther

Action  PG-13

King T’Challa returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as new leader. However, T’Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from divisions within his own country. When two enemies conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must join forces with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Wakandan Special Forces, to prevent Wakanda from being drawn into a world war.

Cocaine Godmother

Drama NR

Based on the life of the infamous Miami drug lord Griselda Blanco, a pioneer in the Miami-based cocaine trade.

-posted by Ralph, Media Services

May’s Book Displays

The Great American Read is a list of the nation’s most beloved 100 novels (based on a national survey sponsored by PBS). These titles make up our first display on the main floor. You have probably read and enjoyed many of these books. There are also some you might want to read. Definitely worth a look, I’m sure you’ll find a good read. For me, it’s a reread of A Separate Peace by John Knowles.

The second main floor display is Spotlight on Non-Fiction in Large Print and Audio . There are tales of scandals, spy mysteries, and war stories that really happened. Included are biographies from Bruce Springsteen, Prince Charles, Pope Francis, and Abraham Lincoln to Dr. Ruth. This display also has self-help books. Truth is stranger than fiction and just as entertaining. If you haven’t tried audiobooks or need to read in a larger type size, this display is for you.

Our two main floor mini-displays are Mysteries to Die For featuring crime novels and May the 4th Be with You which features Star Wars books and a binge box of Star Wars films.  Please note: the mini-displays are subject to change during the month.

Third floor displays:

Mental Health Awareness Month is the health theme for May. Books  that cover depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, and more,  are among the topics on this display. Learn how to deal with mental health problems at various stages of life from childhood, teens, new mothers, and in later life. There are books about how to choose a therapist and holistic care. As always there are lots of handouts.

Time to shake off cabin fever – Bye, Bye Winter! Let’s Get Outside and Explore . This display’s books are on outdoor activities such as golf, tennis, hiking (even one on hiking with your dog), camping, and kayaking. Also there are books for the home body on gardening and bird watching.

-Betty, Reference Services

New in DVD

Batman Ninja

Anime PG-13

Batman, along with a number of his allies and adversaries, finds himself transplanted from modern Gotham City to feudal Japan.

Fifty Shades Freed

Drama R

Believing they have left behind shadowy figures from their past, newlyweds Christian and Ana fully embrace an inextricable connection and shared life of luxury. But just as she steps into her role as Mrs. Grey and he relaxes into an unfamiliar stability, new threats could jeopardize their happy ending before it even begins.

-posted by Sonia, Reference Librarian

New Museum Pass

Syosset Public Library has a new museum addition to our Museum Pass Program: the Children’s Museum of the East End.  The museum, located in Bridgehampton, offers hands-on exhibits and educational programs aimed at kids:
 
  • Sail the seas on our seafaring ship.
  • Meet up with some sand puppets.
  • Create a masterpiece in our free Drop-In Art Studio.
  • Interact with the traveling exhibits in the Legacy Family Tree Gallery.
  • Sit down for a read along under an upside-down library book.
  • Help run the CMEE Diner and Food Truck.
  • Learn physics and math on our 9-hole miniature golf course.

And more…

This pass is a print on demand pass, no trip to library is necessary to obtain it.  To make a reservation to visit the CMEE, visit the  museum pass page of our website here. This pass admits 2 adults and up to 4 children.

-posted by Sonia, Reference Librarian

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