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Thank you, Local Businesses!

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The Syosset Public Library Readers’ Services Department
would like to thank the following local businesses for their
generous donations to the 2019 Adult Summer Reading Club:

1-800-Flowers
Alter Ego
Applebee’s
Ask Alice Boutique
Bagel Boss
BeautyVille Laser & Aesthetics
Beltrami Men’s Clothing & Accessories
Butera’s Restaurants
Center Coffee Shop
Chris & Tony’s Italian Restaurant & Catering
Cindi’s Boutique
Così
Cradle of Aviation Museum
Denny’s Childrenswear
Eastern Breeze Luxury Nails & Spa
Fantastic I Lash
Field of View
Florique
Frantoni’s Pizzeria & Ristorante
George White
The Girls Room
Gloss Salon New York
Greek Xpress
Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa
Hurricane Grill & Wings
Iavarone Brothers
It’s Greek to Me
Jack Nails
Jennifer Ann Cosmetics
Jerrie Shop
John Michael Salon
Luxy Nails & Spa
Maddy Fine Jewelers
Max & Gino’s All American Clothing Co.
Meyer’s Farm Stand
Mid-Island Wines
Miko Sushi & Hibachi
Millennium Nails & Spa
Mixology Clothing Company
Mongo’s Coffee Roastery & Lounge
Mrtique
Ms’tique Boutique
Nail Gallery & Spa
Noat Footwear
On Parade
One Small Step Children’s Shoes
Oniro Taverna & Lounge
Optix Family Eyecare (Plainview)
Optyx (Woodbury)
Panera Bread
Penelope Fashions
Phil’s Pizzeria & Restaurant
pHountain
Prime Time Butcher
Raimo Pizza
Ray Leventhal Clothing
Realistic Nails
Rustic Root Kitchen and Drinks
Salon Entourage
ShopRite
Smallcakes Syosset
Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas
Trader Joe’s
Victoria’s Market – Jewel of the Sea
Woodbury Sports

A special thank you to author Brenda Janowitz for her generous book donations throughout the year, many of which were used for the Adult Summer Reading Club prizes!

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

Author Visit – Nicola Harrison

Author Visit with Nicola Harrison

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 2 PM

Novelist Nicola Harrison joins us to discuss the writing of her novel Montauk (2019), a fictionalized account about the transformation of a small fishing village to the resort town destination it has become. Copies of Montauk will be sold by the FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY for signing. Photo Credit: Erwin List

This program is free. 

No registration required.

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

All are welcome!

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

 

 

Five Years on the Blog

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

2018: LOCAL AUTHOR SHOWCASE

2017: STARTUP THAT BBQ!

2016: TOOLS TO FIND YOUR NEXT READ, PART 1

2015: MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

2014: HOW I SPENT THE MONTH OF APRIL…

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

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

 

Celebrating Walt Whitman on the 200th Anniversary of his Birth

Walt Whitman, perhaps best known as the poet of the Leaves of Grass, was born in Huntington on May 31, 1819. He was the second of nine children born to Walter and Louisa Whitman. The family soon moved to Brooklyn where Whitman attended the local schools. He was a voracious reader and was largely self-educated.

Of course, most of us know him as a poet. America’s poet. The poet of democracy. But did you know that he was also a printer, carpenter, civil servant, the founder and editor of the Huntington-based Long Islander newspaper and a teacher in several one-room schools? During the Civil War he traveled to Washington, DC to care for his wounded brother and then stayed to nurse and comfort other wounded soldiers, even writing letters home for them. Out of these varied experiences came many poems and prose works.

There is a rich online archive of his original works as well as commentary, criticism of his writings and biographical information at the Walt Whitman Archive. The Library of Congress  has a treasure trove of Whitman material. Would you like to be part of the effort by the Library of Congress to make accessible more of Whitman’s work? You can! There is a crowdsourcing campaign where you can transcribe drafts of his poetry, prose and correspondence.

After suffering a stroke in 1873, Whitman moved to Camden, NJ where his brother lived.

Maybe his poem, “Song of the Open Road,” will inspire you to take a drive to NJ to visit the home he bought in Camden (1884) and where he eventually died (1892).

“Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road,

Healthy, free, the world before me,

The long brown path before me, leading me wherever I choose…

Allons! whoever you are! come forth!

You must not stay sleeping and dallying there in the house, though you built it, or though it has been built for you….

Allons! be not detain’d!…

Allons! the road is before us!”

Closer to home is the Walt Whitman Birthplace, the house his father built and where he was born. Call the library to reserve the museum pass. And come to the third floor to see the display of books celebrating Whitman’s life and influence.

On May 31 the library is showing a documentary about his life, followed by a discussion led by librarian Sonia Grgas.

-posted by Brenda, Reference Services

 

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

Year-End Readers’ Services Celebration with Author Jacqueline Friedland

Wednesday, December 19, 2018. 2 PM.

Join the Readers’ Services staff for a fun Year-End Celebration featuring author Jacqueline Friedland. Ms. Friedland will discuss her debut historical fiction novel Trouble the Water 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.

Sure to become a book club favorite, Kirkus Reviews notes, (Trouble the Water) “…will seize readers from the first page and not let go.”

“When a young woman travels from a British factory town to South Carolina in the 1840s, she becomes involved with a vigilante abolitionist and the Underground Railroad while trying to navigate the complexities of Charleston high society and falling in love”-from the publisher

For more information about author Jacqueline Friedland, visit:

Website

Facebook 

Twitter

Instagram

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

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