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June’s Book Displays

“Time to Grab a Great Book and Head to the Beach” is the theme for our first book display, a collection of books for your reading pleasure.  All are light reads to take to the beach, on vacation, or even enjoy in your yard. Besides the books, the display includes a couple of bibliography handouts.

Our second display is “Cities of the World”, which consists mostly of
oversize, photographic books about the cities.  Take a tour of these
beautiful cities without leaving your home while learning  the stories of these historic places. You might even get motivated to plan a vacation.

Our 2 mini displays* are:

“In Remembrance of Anthony Bourdain”, an influential American
chef, author and TV personality (June 25, 1956 to June 8, 2018) and
“Local Author Showcase”, a display of books by local authors.

*mini-displays are subject to change at any time*

And on the third floor:

“Men’s Health Month” is the topic for the June health display. Become aware and educated about your health to prevent disease and to live a long healthy life. The display also includes handouts, including Prevention Guidelines for Men 40-49, 50-64 and 65+.

“Gay Pride Month” which features books about and by gay people.
Learn the history of the struggle for their equal rights and their internal struggles.  A very appropriate topic for our times.

It’s also time to sign up for the 2018 Adult Summer Reading Club. On June 27 at 7 pm the library will host Beach Reads Evening Title Swap which is just one of the club’s events and open to all.

Syosset Public Library is your place for enjoyment and learning!

-posted by Betty, Reference Services

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2018 Adult Summer Reading Club

Welcome to the Syosset Public Library’s

9th annual Adult Summer Reading Club!

The program is simple and stress-free, just the way summer should be! Sign up and submit the titles of any books you start reading from the day you register to August 10, 2018.

For each title you submit, you will have a chance to win raffle prizes in our weekly drawings and at the Summer Reading Wrap-Up Party being held on August 15 at 7 PM.

In person registration is required to participate and begins on Tuesday, June 5 at the Readers’ Services Desk on the 2nd floor. All titles & event tickets must be submitted by Friday, August 10 at 6 PM.

  • Members choose the books they want to read:
  • Adult & Young Adult books qualify – Children’s books do not
  • Audiobooks & eBooks qualify
  • Books must be started and finished between the date you register & 8/10/18
  • Patrons who join the program and submit at least one title will be eligible to participate in raffle drawings at the Wrap-Up Party on August 15 at 7 PM
  • Open to Syosset School District Residents 18 years or older with a valid Library card

See our Newsletter, Website or Readers’ Services Desk for details. Registration is required to participate in the Adult Summer Reading Club raffles. This program is free.

-posted by Jackie, 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

 

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

 

 

 

 

May’s Book Displays

The Great American Read is a list of the nation’s most beloved 100 novels (based on a national survey sponsored by PBS). These titles make up our first display on the main floor. You have probably read and enjoyed many of these books. There are also some you might want to read. Definitely worth a look, I’m sure you’ll find a good read. For me, it’s a reread of A Separate Peace by John Knowles.

The second main floor display is Spotlight on Non-Fiction in Large Print and Audio . There are tales of scandals, spy mysteries, and war stories that really happened. Included are biographies from Bruce Springsteen, Prince Charles, Pope Francis, and Abraham Lincoln to Dr. Ruth. This display also has self-help books. Truth is stranger than fiction and just as entertaining. If you haven’t tried audiobooks or need to read in a larger type size, this display is for you.

Our two main floor mini-displays are Mysteries to Die For featuring crime novels and May the 4th Be with You which features Star Wars books and a binge box of Star Wars films.  Please note: the mini-displays are subject to change during the month.

Third floor displays:

Mental Health Awareness Month is the health theme for May. Books  that cover depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, and more,  are among the topics on this display. Learn how to deal with mental health problems at various stages of life from childhood, teens, new mothers, and in later life. There are books about how to choose a therapist and holistic care. As always there are lots of handouts.

Time to shake off cabin fever – Bye, Bye Winter! Let’s Get Outside and Explore . This display’s books are on outdoor activities such as golf, tennis, hiking (even one on hiking with your dog), camping, and kayaking. Also there are books for the home body on gardening and bird watching.

-Betty, Reference Services

Evening Book Discussion

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

at 7:30 PM

with Jean Simpson, Readers’ Services Librarian

“Presents a retelling of the story of Clytemnestra and her children, describing how she plots to murder her long-absent husband for his betrayals and infidelities.”   -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 Jean, Readers’ Services

Five Years on the Blog: April

Time again to revisit some of our blog post from the last five years, all appearing in the month of April.

2017: What We’re Reading Now: Audiobook Edition

2016: Broadway Musicals and Plays – Based on, Inspired By or Adapted from Books

2015: Register Your Book Club

2014:  New in DVD

2013: New Music at the Libary

Thanks for reading and watch out for our next look down blog memory lane sometime in May.

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services