Tag Archives: book clubs

2020 Adult Summer Reading Club

Welcome to Syosset Library’s 11th Annual Adult Summer Reading Club. This year’s program will be a little different but still 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 14, 2020.

For each title you submit, you will have a chance to win a raffle prize. Prizes will be announced via Zoom on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 3 PM. Due to COVID-19 safety measures, we will be introducing a smaller version of the traditional Adult Summer Reading Club. Prizes will be limited to two per participant. Winners’ names will be pulled at random.

Registration is required to participate and began on Wednesday, July 1. All titles must be submitted by Friday, August 14 at 6 PM. 

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

Facebook Fridays: Book Discussions

How does it work? Visit the Library’s Facebook page: Syosset Public Library, search for the post, read the provided background information, and participate in questions in the comments below. A great opportunity to read and engage with your community! No registration required. 
All titles are available for instant download using your library card on Hoopla. Hoopla books can be read on your computer or smart device. Visit https://www.hoopladigital.com/
Led by Jackie Ranaldo, Head of Readers’ Services 

Friday, April 17, at 2:30 PM – The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

Friday, May 1, at 2:30 PM – Welcome to the Pine Away Motel and Cabins by Katarina Bivald 

Already posted and ready for discussion: Friday, April 3, at 2:30 PM – The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict 
-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

Evening Book Discussion

In Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of Anne Frank’s Death

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
7:30 PM

with Jackie Ranaldo, Head of Readers’ Services

A timeless story that stands without peer, this definitive edition brings to life the world of a brilliant young girl who, for a time, survived the worst horrors the modern world has ever seen and who remained triumphantly and heartbreakingly human throughout her ordeal.

This program is free. No registration required.

Teens welcome!

Books  are available at the Circulation Desk.

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

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

Five Years in the Blog

Time for a walk through some of Syosset Public Library’s  past blog posts in February for the last five years:

2019: NEW IN DVD

2018: A MUSEUM OUTING WITH YOUR BOOK CLUB

2017: 20 & 30-SOMETHING RIFFTRAX VIEWING: THE LOST BOYS

2016: WHAT WE’RE READING NOW

2015: A TALK ABOUT LONG ISLAND’S WILLIAM FLOYD ESTATE

Hope you enjoyed our memories!

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

 

February’s Book Displays

In Remembrance Mary Higgins Clarkthe Queen of Suspense (12/24/1927-1/13/2020), sadly, is the theme for our first main floor book display. She was an international and New York Times best-selling author of over 50 suspense novels. The beloved author was known as the Queen of Suspense for over 40 years.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Our second main floor display is Around the World a great selection of books for the armchair traveler – they might help you decide your next trip. There is nothing like broadening your horizons and learning about far off places.

Our two mini displays* are:

Celebrating Black History

60 Best Romance Novels of All Timefrom the editors of Reader’s Digest.

*Mini-displays are subject to change during the month.*

On the third floor, the health librarian’s display is Take Care of Your Heart for February is Heart Health Awareness Month. The books cover subjects including heart healthy diets, exercise programs, advice on lowering your cholesterol and blood pressure. Lots of handouts are available, as usual.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Love, in honor of Valentine’s Day, is the theme of the next third floor display. Some of the topics covered in this display are advice for dating over fifty, love songs, great lovers, laws of attraction, wedding etiquette and tips for a happy marriage.

Just a reminder: The Evening Book Discussion will be on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 7:30 PM.  We will be talking about the book, The Lido by Libby Page. All are welcome.

The Syosset Public Library for your reading pleasure and more!

-posted by Betty, Reference Services

Five Years in the Blog

Time for a walk through some of Syosset Public Library’s  past blog posts in January for the last five years:

2019: OUR JANUARY BOOK DISPLAYS

2018: WHAT WE’RE READING NOW

2017: NEW IN DVD

2016: 2016 OSCARS’ BOOKS TO FILM

2015: MONTHLY BOOK DISCUSSIONS: A YEAR IN REVIEW

Hope you enjoyed our memories!

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

 

Afternoon Book Discussion

 

 

In Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary

of the Liberation of Auschwitz

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

1 PM

with Jackie Ranaldo, Head of Readers’ Services

“A novel based on the true story of an Auschwitz-Birkenau survivor traces the experiences of a Jewish Slovakian who uses his position as a concentration camp tattooist to secure food for his fellow prisoners.” – from the publisher

This program is free.

No registration required.

Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

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

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

Evening Book Discussion

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

7:30 PM

with Ralph Guiteau, Readers’ Services Librarian

“Bourdain spares no one’s appetite when he told all about what happens behind the kitchen door. Bourdain uses the same “take-no-prisoners” attitude in his deliciously funny and shockingly delectable book, sure to delight gourmands and philistines alike.” – from the publisher

This program is free.

No registration required.

Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

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

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services