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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

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Evening Book Discussion

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

7:30 PM

with Lisa Hollander, Readers’ Services Librarian

“An English teacher with haunting childhood memories gains perspective and inspiration while tutoring a young Ukrainian immigrant whose serious health issues prevent him from taking any day for granted.” -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

Constitution and Citizenship Day

September 17 is celebrated as Constitution and Citizenship Day commemorating the day in 1787 that the United States Constitution was signed and recognizing all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.

For four months in the summer of 1787 twelve states (Rhode Island did not attend) sent 55 men to meet in secret session in Philadelphia to amend the Articles of Confederation. Instead they created a new Constitution with a stronger central government.

(1)  Which of the founding Fathers did not attend the Constitutional Convention: George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, or Thomas Jefferson?  

(2) Who is known as the “Father of the Constitution”?

(3) Which state was the ninth state (2/3 of the states then in the Union) to ratify the new constitution and when did that happen?

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The answers are (1) Thomas Jefferson was not in Philadelphia for the convention because he was serving as Minister to France (2) James Madison was called that because of his contributions as a political theorist and practical politician.  He took meticulous notes about the proceedings and, after the document was signed, he along with John Jay and Alexander Hamilton wrote the Federalist Papers campaigning for the its ratification. (3) New Hampshire signed the document on June 21, 1788 making the Constitution the law of the land.

Not everyone approved the scrapping of the Articles of Confederation or of the stronger federal government that was created. Some agreed to ratify the Constitution in the expectation that there would be some amendments limiting the federal power and safeguarding individual liberty. By December 15, 1791 there were 10 Amendments signed. They are known as the Bill of Rights.

There is a display of books on the third floor about the history of the Constitution and about the process of becoming a citizen. Curious about the framing of the Constitution but can’t get to the library? The National Archives provides an excellent history and analysis here.

-posted by Brenda, Reference Services

Evening Book Discussion

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

 7:30 PM

With Ralph Guiteau, Readers’ Services Librarian

2018 National Book Award for Nonfiction Finalist

“Traces the author’s turbulent childhood on a Kansas farm in the 1980s and 1990s to reveal her firsthand experiences with cyclical poverty and the corrosive impact of intergenerational poverty on individuals, families and communities.” -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

Get Started With Hoopla

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 2 PM

Have you been missing out on all of the fun? Want to read FREE eBooks or listen to audiobooks on your Smartphone but you’re not sure how?

Join the Readers’ Services Department for a live demonstration that will teach you how to download free eBooks, audiobooks, movies, music and more to your personal devices using your library card. We will guide you through the process of downloading and transferring books to your smart devices and laptops.

You are welcome to bring your own fully charged devices, as well as any necessary cords and passwords.

No registration required.

This program is free.

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

-posted by Evelyn, Readers’ Services

 

 

 

5 Years on the Blog

As August comes to a close, we take a look at some previous

August blog posts:

2018: DISCOVER SOMETHING NEW 102!

2017: WHAT WE’RE READING NOW

2016: IT’S STILL SUMMER

2015: BOOK TO FILM DISCUSSION

2014: AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB

Enjoy the rest of your summer and have a happy and safe Labor Day!

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

Thank you, Local Businesses!

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The Syosset Public Library Readers’ Services Department
would like to thank the following local businesses for their
generous donations to the 2019 Adult Summer Reading Club:

1-800-Flowers
Alter Ego
Applebee’s
Ask Alice Boutique
Bagel Boss
BeautyVille Laser & Aesthetics
Beltrami Men’s Clothing & Accessories
Butera’s Restaurants
Center Coffee Shop
Chris & Tony’s Italian Restaurant & Catering
Cindi’s Boutique
Così
Cradle of Aviation Museum
Denny’s Childrenswear
Eastern Breeze Luxury Nails & Spa
Fantastic I Lash
Field of View
Florique
Frantoni’s Pizzeria & Ristorante
George White
The Girls Room
Gloss Salon New York
Greek Xpress
Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa
Hurricane Grill & Wings
Iavarone Brothers
It’s Greek to Me
Jack Nails
Jennifer Ann Cosmetics
Jerrie Shop
John Michael Salon
Luxy Nails & Spa
Maddy Fine Jewelers
Max & Gino’s All American Clothing Co.
Meyer’s Farm Stand
Mid-Island Wines
Miko Sushi & Hibachi
Millennium Nails & Spa
Mixology Clothing Company
Mongo’s Coffee Roastery & Lounge
Mrtique
Ms’tique Boutique
Nail Gallery & Spa
Noat Footwear
On Parade
One Small Step Children’s Shoes
Oniro Taverna & Lounge
Optix Family Eyecare (Plainview)
Optyx (Woodbury)
Panera Bread
Penelope Fashions
Phil’s Pizzeria & Restaurant
pHountain
Prime Time Butcher
Raimo Pizza
Ray Leventhal Clothing
Realistic Nails
Rustic Root Kitchen and Drinks
Salon Entourage
ShopRite
Smallcakes Syosset
Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas
Trader Joe’s
Victoria’s Market – Jewel of the Sea
Woodbury Sports

A special thank you to author Brenda Janowitz for her generous book donations throughout the year, many of which were used for the Adult Summer Reading Club prizes!

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services