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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.

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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.

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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

Adult Winter Reading Club Starts

Welcome to the Syosset Library’s Adult Winter Reading Club.

Visit the Readers’ Services Desk on the second floor to register and receive your Adult Winter Reading Club BINGO card. Read any book within the assigned author categories to complete a BINGO. For each BINGO you complete, a ticket will be entered to win a raffle prize.

Winners will be announced on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. In-person registration is required and begins on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.  Open to SSD residents 18 years or older with a valid library card.

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

 

November is NaNoWriMo

National Novel Writing Month is an international program for aspiring writers that began in 1999. The Syosset Public Library is an official NaNoWriMo  “write in” location. Participants are invited to drop by to write anytime. For information about NaNoWriMo, visit www.nanowrimo.org

 

KICK-OFF AT MONGO’S COFFEE*

Monday, November 4, 7:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.

Play games, chat about writing prompts, and gear up to write. Complimentary coffee and discounts on food and specialty beverages.

WRITE-IN WEDNESDAY

November 6, 13, 20, & 27, 6:30 P.M. to 8:45 P.M.

Come write in a space set aside for NaNoWriMo writers to gather and get their word count up without outside distractions. Light snacks provided.

WRAP-UP AT MONGO’S COFFEE* – The Business of Being an Author

Monday, December 2, 7 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.

Interested in getting published? Learn how to query a literary agent and how to promote yourself and your work even before you are published from award-winning debut author Natalie S. Harnett. Complimentary coffee and discounts on food and specialty beverages.

*Mongo’s Coffee is located at 170 Michael Drive in Syosset.

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

Afternoon Book Discussion

CELEBRATING NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY

2019 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction Winner

with Evelyn Hershkowitz, Readers’ Services Librarian

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

  at 1 PM – NEW TIME

“A novel set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris follows the director of a Chicago art gallery and a woman looking for her estranged daughter in Paris who both struggle to come to terms with the ways AIDS has affected their lives.” -from the publisher

The program is free.

No registration required.

Books are at the Circulation Desk.

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

-posted by Evelyn, Readers’ Services