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Your Next Book Club Pick…The Dog Days of Summer

Have you ever wondered what is meant by the expression: “The Dog Days of Summer”? Well, I have, so I did a little research. The Dog Days of Summer are traditionally the 40 days beginning July 3 and ending August 11, during which the morning rise of the Dog Star, Sirius, occurs. Sirius is the brightest star that we see (not counting the sun) and is part of the constellation Canis Major or Greater Dog, hence the expression. Here are some very discussible title suggestions for your summertime book club meetings, all having the words summer or dog in their titles:

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This article first appeared in the July 2018 issue of the Book Club Insider.

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

 

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Afternoon Book Club

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

1:30 PM

with Jean Simpson, Readers’ Services Librarian

An African American lawman struggles to come to terms with the moral fallout of crimes committed by his loved ones when he learns that he was wrongly taken from his biological mother and that his white foster father exploited their family’s influence to retain custody. -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.

-poste by Jean S,. Readers’ Services

 

Evening Book Discussion

with Jackie Ranaldo, Head of Readers’ Services

“A socially awkward, routine-oriented loner teams up with a bumbling IT guy from her office to assist an elderly accident victim, forging a friendship that saves all three from lives of isolation and secret unhappiness.”  -from the publisher

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

7:30 PM


This 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 Jackie, Readers’ Services

BOOK-TO-FILM DISCUSSION

        Friday, July 6, 2018

     2 PM  

With Lisa Hollander, Readers’ Services Librarian

Adapted from the bestselling novel by Charles Martin, The Mountain Between Us, stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow-covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness.

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 Lisa H., Readers’ Services

 

Title Swap with Librarians

To celebrate this exciting summer program, the Readers’ Services staff will hold a special Title Swap with Librarians.

Patrons and Librarians will share favorite titles and you will leave with a great summer reading list*!

Attend this event for an opportunity to win a gift basket of books.

This program is free.

No registration required.

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

Presented by Readers’ Services.

*To view prior Title Swap lists of books, please click here.

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

 

5 Years on the Blog

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

2017:  STARTUP THAT BBQ!

2016: TOOLS TO FIND YOUR NEXT READ, PART 1

2015: GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING WORKSHOP

2014: HOW I SPENT THE MONTH OF APRIL…

2013: NEW TO BOOK CLUB IN A BAG

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

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

Local Author Showcase

Come meet and greet our local authors.

Join us as they share their books!

Tuesday

June 5, 2018 at 7 PM

The authors presenting, and their books:

 

Cara Bradley

Jackie Fischer

Jacqueline Friedland

Jared Harél

Jim Kelly

Stephanie Kepke

John H. Krahn

Ann Marie

Antoinette T. Martin

Dhruva G. Sulibhavi

Michael J. Weinstein

This program is free.

No registration required.

Photographs and videos taken during library

programs may be used for library publicity.

Presented by Reader’s Services.

-posted by Jean S., Readers’ Services