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Our July Displays

Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. It’s time for a good beach read.

Our first display on the main floor is still Beach Reads. Lots of books have been added to the display, and also includes bibliographies. There is still time to join the Adult Summer Reading Club.

Our second display is Non-Fiction Beach Reads. As the old saying goes, “truth is stranger than fiction.” The display is stocked with interesting tales, including histories, biographies and crime stories. There is sure to be a story to catch your eye.

 

The two main floor mini displays are:

· Travel the World through Books, a great way to see exotic places, learn about foreign cultures and enjoy our magnificent planet.

· Large Print Beach Reads, more fun reading and easy on your eyes.

On the third floor the health librarian continues with the theme Health Beach Reads. Learning about our bodies and how to stay healthy is always of interest. As usual, there are plenty of handouts are available.

Enjoy Parks and Recreation Month is the topic for the second display. It’s full of ideas for fun outdoor activities, hiking, cycling, fishing, canoeing, camping and activities to do with the family or with your dog.

Make Syosset Public Library part of your summer entertainment.

-posted by Betty, Reference Services

Adult Summer Reading Club Starts

The Syosset Public Library’s 10th Annual Adult Summer Reading Club will begin on Tuesday June 4, 2019. The program is simple and stress-free, just the way summer should be! Sign up and submit titles of any book you start reading on the day you register and finish reading by August 9, 2019. For each title you submit, you will have a chance to win raffle prizes in our weekly drawings and at the Adult Summer Reading Club Wrap-Up Party being held on August 14 at 7 PM. In-person registration is required to participate and begins on Tuesday, June 4 at the Readers’ Services Desk on the 2nd floor.

Come and join in the fun!

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

Beach Reads Evening Title Swap

 

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

at 7 PM

Join us for a special evening Title Swap.
Librarians and patrons will share favorite titles and you will leave with a great“Beach Reads” reading list.

No registration required. 

Free.

All are welcome!

All Adult Summer Reading Club members who attend this event will receive an extra Summer Reading raffle ticket.

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

Beach Reads Evening Title Swap

beach title swap

 

Wednesday, July 8 at 7 PM

Join us for a special evening Title Swap. Librarians and patrons will share favorite titles and you will leave with a great “Beach Reads” reading list.

No registration required. Free.

– posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

 

2015 Adult Summer Reading Club Events

Escape the Ordinary

 

Title Swap with Flying BooksLibrarians

Tuesday, June 2, 1:30 PM

To celebrate this exciting summer program, the Readers’ Services Department will hold a special Title Swap with Librarians.  Librarians and patrons will share favorite titles and you will leave with a great summer reading list!  Refreshments will be served.  No registration required. Free.  Attend this event and receive a complimentary Summer Reading raffle ticket.

Jennifer Cody Epstein, Author Visit

Tuesday, June 2, 7 PM

Jennifer Cody EpsteinThe celebration continues in the evening with author, Jennifer Cody Epstein who will discuss her latest novel The Gods of Heavenly Punishment and the writer’s life. Copies of the book will be sold by the Friends of the Library at the event. No registration required. Free. Attend this event and receive an extra Summer Reading raffle ticket.

Beach Reads Evening Title Swap

Wednesday, July 8, 7 PM

woman in hammockJoin us for a special evening Title Swap. Librarians and patrons will share favorite titles and you will leave with a great “Beach Reads” reading list. No registration required.  Free. Attend this event and receive an extra Summer Reading raffle ticket.

Adult Summer Reading Club Wrap-Up Party

Rosanna Chiofalo, Author Visit  Wednesday, August 12, 7 PM

Rosanna ChiofaloJoin other booklovers in celebration of a summer of great books.  Author Rosanna Chiofalo will discuss her novels, including Stella Mia.  Refreshments will be served and raffle prizes will be drawn. It is sure to be a special evening.  Adult Summer Reading Club members will be asked to RSVP.  No registration required for the public.  Free.

*Please note: In person registration with a Syosset Public Library card is required to participate in the Adult Summer Reading Club raffle drawings.  Registration is not required to attend events.

– posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

What We’re Reading: Labor Day Beach Reads Edition

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The Labor Day weekend is traditionally thought of as the last beach weekend of the summer (although summer is not actually over until September 22 this year).  We thought we would tell you all about some titles that would be great to take to the beach (or anywhere) this weekend:

Karen, Library Director recommends The Vacationers by Emma Straub

vacationers“Don’t we all dream of a two week beach vacation in a villa in Mallorca?  Minus the marital problems of course!”

Celebrating their thirty-fifth anniversary and their daughter’s high-school graduation during a two-week vacation in Mallorca, Franny and Jim Post confront old secrets, hurts, and rivalries that reveal sides of themselves they try to conceal.

Barry, Reference Librarian recommends Moneyball by Michael Lewis:

“The best baseball book I ever read and better than the movie which was very good. Fast reading.”

moneyballBilly Beane, the Oakland A’s general manager, is leading a revolution. Reinventing his team on a budget, he needs to outsmart the richer teams. He signs undervalued players whom the scouts consider flawed but who have a knack for getting on base, scoring runs, and winning games. Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball and a tale of the search for new baseball knowledge—insights that will give the little guy who is willing to discard old wisdom the edge over big money.

 

Brenda, Reference Librarian recommends Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury:

“The first time I read it was during the summer. And I recently reread it—it is the same sweet story of a 12-year-old boy who is awe struck with wonder at the world that he has before taken for granted. The reader rediscovers the world and gains a greater appreciation for what he had simply accepted.”

dandelion-wineTwelve-year-old Douglas Spaulding knows Green Town, Illinois, is as vast and deep as the whole world that lies beyond. It is a pair of new tennis shoes, the first harvest of dandelions for Grandfather’s renowned intoxicant, the distant clang of the trolley bell on a hazy afternoon. But as young Douglas is about to discover, summer can be more than the repetition of established rituals that hold time at bay.

 

Stacey, Readers’ Services Librarian recommends Save the Date by Mary Kay Andrews:

“I’m going to be reading Save the Date by Mary Kay Andrews. It’s a chick lit book that seems to be easy and light – perfect for the beach or pool!”

save the dateA Savannah florist is about to score the wedding of a lifetime—one that will solidify her career as the go-to-girl for society nuptials. Ironically, Cara Kryzik doesn’t believe in love, even though she creates beautiful flower arrangements to celebrate them. But when the bride goes missing and the wedding is in jeopardy, Cara must find the bride and figure out what she believes in. Maybe love really does exist outside of fairy tales after all.

Ed, Head of Reference, recommends The End of the Point by Elizabeth Graver:

“It takes place in Cape Cod, the ultimate summer vacation spot (in my humble opinion).”

end of the pointAshaunt Point, Massachusetts, has anchored life for generations of the Porter family, who summer along its remote, rocky shore. But in 1942, the U.S. Army arrives on the Point, bringing havoc and change. That summer, the two older Porter girls—teenagers Helen and Dossie—run wild while their only brother, Charlie, goes off to train for war. The children’s Scottish nurse, Bea, falls in love. And youngest daughter Janie is entangled in an incident that cuts the season short.

 

Jessikah, Children’s Librarian recommends Landline by Rainbow Rowell:

landline“I just finished Rainbow Rowell’s Landline.  Even though the book involves a woman who is experiencing a blip in her marriage, Rowell’s writing style is light, and she includes some breezy humor.”

Recognizing that her marriage is in deep trouble in spite of her abiding and mutual love for her husband, television writer Georgie excludes herself from a Christmas family visit before discovering a way to reconnect with the man her husband used to be.

All summaries are from the publishers.

If you would like more suggestions, why not come in and look through the selections on our Beach Reads display on the main floor or talk to one of the Readers’ Services librarians on the second floor.  Or visit the “What Should I Read” page of our website.

Have a happy and safe Labor Day Weekend everybody!

– posted by Sonia, Reference Services