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Five Years on the Blog: June

Welcome back to what has become a regular monthly activity: A walk through some of  Syosset RandR’s blog posts for the past five years:

2016: What We’re Reading Now

2015: New and Exciting Museum Exhibits for Summer

2014: Read to Children Beginning at Birth

2013: The Battle of Gettysburg: 150 Years Ago

2012: Monthly Book Club Recap: Room by Emma Donohue

Watch out for our next look down blog memory lane again in July!

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

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Five Years on the Blog: April

Today we’re to going reminisce a bit and take a look at some of Syosset RandR’s blog posts for April during the past five years:

2016: Audiobooks We LIke

2015: Earth Day’s 45th Anniversary

2014: Put a Poem in Your Pocket Today

2013: Why Not a Mystery?

2012: 5 for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction

Watch out for our next look down blog memory lane again in May!

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

Best Picture Oscar Nominees Based on Books

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be giving out Oscars this Sunday, February 26, 2017, honoring films that were released in 2016.  Many of the nominated films were based on books.  Of the nine films nominated for Best Picture, four were based on books:

arrivalArrival

Adapted from: Ted Chiang’s 1998 short story “The Story of Your Life” from the collection Stories of Your Life and Others.

 

fencesFences

Adapted from: August Wilson’s 1983 play, Fences.

 

 

hidden-figuresHidden Figures

Adapted from:  Margot Lee Shetterly’s 2016 nonfiction book, Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race

 

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Adapted from: A Long Way from Home: a Memoir by Saroo Brierley

 

 

The following film is nominated for Best Foreign Picture:

A Man Called Ove

Adapted from: Fredrik Backman’s novel, A a-man-called-oveMan Called Ove.

 

 

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Afternoon Book Discussion

i am malala

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 1:30 PM

with Lisa Jones and Brenda Cherry, Librarians

I Am Malala is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls’ education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.

The program is free.

No registration is required.

Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

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HE NAMED ME MALALABook to Film Screening and Discussion

Friday, April 1, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Join us for a showing of the 2015 film HE NAMED ME MALALA

A short discussion comparing the book to the movie will follow.

-posted by Lisa J., Readers’ Services

If It’s February…

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…then it’s BLACK HISTORY MONTH.  Come in and see our main floor display which covers the African- American experience on the road to freedom and their contributions to American art and culture.

We also have a display for AWARD WINNERS which includes Adult Fiction books awarded the Pulitzer, National Book Award or Man Booker Prize.  Authors awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature are included as well. Of course our paperback collection has many romance novels to read on VALENTINE’S DAY and for the rest of the month.

If it’s February…then it’s AMERICAN HEART MONTH. Our health reference librarian has gathered lots of books and handouts with the latest information on maintaining a healthy heart.   Also at this time of year we are getting ready for the OSCARS.  Want to know the history of the Oscar and its winners? We’ve got a book display for that. Both of these displays can be found on the third floor.

Remember: Syosset Public Library honors our patrons’ purchase requests for items.  If we don’t purchase an  item for you, we will make every effort to interloan it from another library.

-posted by Betty, Reference Services

2016 Oscars’ Books to Film

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the list of nominees for 2015 today.  Among the eight films nominated for Best Picture are six movies (on the left) that were based on books on the right):

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Brooklyn film brooklyn book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The-Martian film

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revenant film revenant book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

roomroom film

The other two films nominated for Best Picture of 2015 are:

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-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

Author Louise Erdrich awarded the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction

Louise Erdrich

Visit our Main Floor Display honoring author Louise Erdrich.  The Syosset Public Library owns many of Ms. Erdrich’s titles in a variety of formats: Regular Print, Large Type, Audiobook, as well as downloadable eBook and Audiobook through Overdrive.

Louise Erdrich display

Ms. Erdrich has enjoyed an accomplished career as a writer publishing over 14 novels and multiple other works, including memoirs, essay, poetry, short stories and children’s books.  Ms. Erdrich is also the owner of BIRCHBARK BOOKS AND NATIVE ARTS in Minneapolis.

I was first exposed to Louise Erdrich’s writing in an Ethnic American Literature course in college and again as a graduate student in a Native American Literature course.  I was highly impressed with her writing from the moment I picked up Love Medicine, winner of the 1984 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, and quickly went on to read more of her work.

Not sure which title to read? Try one of our Staff Member Favorites:

Round HouseThe Round House by Louise Erdrich

*Winner of the 2012 National Book Award for Fiction

“When his mother, a tribal enrollment specialist living on a reservation in North Dakota, slips into an abyss of depression after being brutally attacked, fourteen-year-old Joe Coutz sets out with his three friends to find the person that destroyed his family.”

Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich

Love Medicine*Winner of the 1984 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction

Love Medicine is Louise Erdrich’s masterful debut novel, one of the most influential, beloved, and distinguished works of contemporary fiction. It is the unforgettable saga of two families and how their destinies intertwine over the course of fifty years on and around a North Dakota reservation. Here is the book that heralded the arrival of a major voice in American literature.”

Master Butchers SingingThe Master Butchers Singing Club by Louise Erdrich

*Recognized by Booklist Editor’s Choice – Best Fiction of 2003

“Returning to his quiet German village home after World War I, trained killer Fidelis Waldvogel, accompanied by his wife, leaves to start a new life in America and finds his life irrevocably changed by a new relationship.”

The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse by Louise Erdrich

Last Report at the Miracles of Little*Recognized by Library Journal as one of the Best Books of 2001

“As a priest nears the end of his life, he is asked to prove or disprove the sainthood of a woman he knows well and struggles to guard his own secret identity in the process.”

All summaries from the publishers.

– posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services