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Calling All Local Authors!

2019 LOCAL AUTHOR SHOWCASE REGISTRATION HAS BEGUN

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Published SSD-resident authors are invited to share their works with the community. Authors will have the opportunity to introduce their work, meet local readers, sell and sign copies of their books. Participation is limited and registration is required. Date of next event to be determined. Authors who would like to register or for questions, contact Jean Simpson at 516-921-7161 ext. 244. Registering as soon as possible is highly recommended.

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

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Thank You, Local Businesses!

The Syosset Public Library Readers’ Services Department would like to thank the following local businesses for their generous donations to the 2018 Adult Summer Reading Club:

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Ace Florist

American Dry Cleaners

AMF Lanes

Bagel Boss

Beltrami Men’s Clothing & Accessories

Berger Bros Syosset

Blooming Nails & Spa

Butera’s Restaurants

Cardinali Bakery

Carvel Syosset Ice Cream Shoppe

Celebrity Diner

Center Coffee Shop

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Chris & Tony’s Italian Restaurant & Catering

Code Ninjas

Denny’s Childrenswear

Diva Vegan Nails & Boutique

Dunkin Donuts (Jackson Ave. Location)

Eastern Breeze Nails & Spa

Fingers, Faces & Toes

Florique

Gabby’s Gourmet

George Martin

The Girls Room

Healthquest Vitamins

Hurricane Grill

Iavarone Brothers

id Salon

It’s a Girl Thing Gifts & More

Izik’s Barber Shop

Jennifer Ann Cosmetics

Jericho Pharmacy

Jerrie Shop

John Michaels Salon

Karin Lynn Studio

Lonny’s

Mara’s Homemade

Mario’s Pizzeria

Max & Gino’s All American Clothing Co.

Meyer’s Farm Stand

Mint

Mixology Clothing Company

M.J. Beanz

Ms’tique Boutique

Noodles & Company

On Parade

One Small Step

Panera Bread

Penelope

Prime Time Butcher

Pronto Pizza Market

Raimo’s Pizza

Ray Leventhal Clothing

Realistic Nails

The Red Door (Woodbury Location)

Salon Entourage

SeniorNet

ShopRite

Showcase Floral & Wedding Center

Smallcakes Syosset

Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas

Steve’s Piccola Bussola

Syosset Wine Cellar

Tenjin Japanese Restaurant

Trader Joe’s

Veroli Cleaners

Vincent’s Barber Shop

Way of Life Healthy Café

Wine & Design Syosset

Woodbury Pizzeria & Restaurant

Woodbury Sports

Publishers:

HarperCollins Library Marketing Team

Macmillan Library Marketing Team

Sourcebooks

Workman Publishing Library Marketing Team

Authors:

Susan Henderson

Brenda Janowitz

Thank you!

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

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

 

 

 

 

Our April Book Displays

Get Cooking is the theme for our first book display.  What a great collection of cookbooks– cookbooks for healthy eating, diabetics, allergy-friendly, gluten-free, and weight-watchers. There are some great ethnic cookbooks for Italian cookery and the Kosher baker. There are cookbooks for the busy family, cooking for two, the picky eater, and comfort food. The collection even has The Can’t Cook Book: 100+ Recipes for the Absolutely Terrified by Jessica Seinfeld.

 

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., our second book display is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement.  The books cover the man, his dream, and his life. Included topics are the history of the Civil Rights Movement, the March on Washington, and the Freedom Walkers. Also in this display are biographies of Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, James Meredith and Stokely Carmichael.

 

Our 2 mini displays are Holocaust Remembrance Day – April 12, 2018 and In Remembrance – Anita Shreve , bestselling author.

 

Our displays on the third floor:

April is Autism Awareness Month and is the theme for the health display.  It includes books that offer practical guides to autism, understanding autism, and how to care for a child with autism. Also included are how to help autistic persons achieve their dreams and goals. Besides the books, there are lots of handouts.

Celebrate National Library Week April 8-14 is next display (something that is near and dear to me).  Some of the topics covered are the history of libraries from ancient times to the modern public library, how to do research at the library, the Library of Congress and the Dewey Decimal System.

Last but not least, in honor of April is National Poetry Month, is the blue bucket of Poems for your Pocket. Come and take a poem. The blue bucket is sitting at the reference desk on the third floor.

And remember April showers bring May flowers and Syosset Library brings great reads!

**Displays are subject to change during the month**

-posted by Betty, Reference Services

 

 

 

AUTHOR VISIT & SIGNING WITH ROBERT KARMON

Robert Karmon is an award winning playwright, published poet, short story writer and published screenwriter, who has worked on screenplays for Columbia pictures, CBS and Eddie Murphy Production.

Join us on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 2 PM to hear Mr. Karmon discuss his novel Isaac and the writer’s life.  Isaac, based on a true story of the Holocaust, follows the epic journey of a young boy from near-death to ultimate triumph as a man.

Copies of Isaac will be sold by

the Friends of the Library at the event (Cash Only).

This program is free.

No registration required.

Photographs and videos taken during library programs may be

used for library publicity.

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

Year-End Readers’ Services Celebration with Author Fiona Davis

photo credit: Kristen Jensen

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

2 PM

Join the Readers’ Services staff for a fun Year-End Celebration featuring Fiona Davis, author of the bestselling novels The Dollhouse and The Address. Ms. Davis will discuss her novels and the writer’s life. A book sale and signing will be held by the Friends of the Library at the event. Refreshments will be served. No registration required. Each attendee will receive a ticket to win a raffle prize.

“Fiona was born in Canada and raised in New Jersey, Utah, and Texas. She began her career in New York City as an actress, where she worked on Broadway, off-Broadway, and in regional theater. After ten years, Fiona changed careers, working as an editor and writer, and her historical fiction debut, The Dollhouse, was published in 2016. She’s a graduate of the College of William & Mary and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and is based in New York City

(From the author’s website).”

For more information about author Fiona Davis, visit her on social media: Website,  Facebook, Twitter,  and Instagram.

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

Mystery Writer Sue Grafton is Running Out of Letters

On August 22nd, author Sue Grafton’s Y is for Yesterday was released.  Eager fans are asking the obvious, what will Grafton do when she reaches the end of the alphabet? Her response?  “No Clue”.  Grafton stated in a recent interview, “I want to see what kind of shape I’m in mentally and physically.  I don’t want to keep writing if the juice is gone; I may write a Kinsey Millhone stand alone or two but if I feel I’ve lost my touch, I’ll retire”.

 A is for Alibi was first published in 1982 and featured heroine Kinsey Millhone, a private investigator who resided in the fictional town of Santa Teresa, California.  Over the next 35 years, Grafton’s books have been published in 28 countries, translated into 26 languages and have reached millions of readers.  Grafton got the idea for her series while reading an Edward Gorey cartoon book that went “A is for Amy, who fell down the stairs”, “B is for Basil, assaulted by bears” and thought it would be a great way to link titles.  She then wrote down alphabetically, as many crime related titles as she could.  When the idea was sold to a publisher, Grafton thought “uh-oh, now I’m in trouble” having not finished the first book yet.

Grafton was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in 2009.  She also received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Private Eye Writers of America and the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award from Britain’s Crime Writers’ Association.  Grafton has been married for more than 30 years and divides her time between Montecito, California and Louisville, Kentucky, where she was born and raised.

Grafton’s final entry in the Kinsey Millhone series, Z is for Zero, is slated for release in the fall of 2019.  I’m sure countless fans like myself will be left wanting more.

(This article appeared previously in the Syosset Public Library Book Club Insider newsletter.)

-posted Lisa J., Readers’ Services