Our book displays keep up with the seasons. On the first floor we have “Best Books of 2015” which is an eclectic collection of the best sellers and includes romances, mysteries, and nonfiction titles on the subjects of civil rights, gay rights and education. “Around the World” is the next display and has books, audiobooks and movies set in various locations worldwide. A great way to enjoy the pleasures of travel without leaving the comforts of home. The paperback display “Warm Up With a Good Book” is a romance reader’s paradise, lots of choices.
On the third floor you will find the health display “New Year, New You” which is full of books on self improvement. My favorites are The Small Change Diet and The Eat This, Not That! Not Diet! Diet. Of course there are also advice flyers- I’m going to try “Fab-Abs in January”. Let’s improve our minds for the New Year also and learn a new skill or hobby. Take a look at “Fight Cabin Fever, Learn Something New” display, it’s sure to have something for you.
You’ll never be bored at SPL, we always have something of interest!
-posted by Betty, Reference Services
Uh-oh…we knew it was going to happen. The cold of winter has arrived. And that accompanies the afternoons that too quickly darken into night.
So what to do? Why not take advantage of the cold, dark days and learn something new? On the third floor of the library we have a display of books for learning new skills. Maybe you have always wanted to learn to sew or knit. Do you want to improve your skills in investing? What about honing your ability to use all of those new holiday gifts: your iPad or iPhone or Surface? Or you could learn to build a deck or a plan a better garden.
The library also has two terrific instructional databases. Try Mango.com to learn a language before your next trip. And if you are interested in learning about animation or business skills or photography, there’s a high probability that Lynda.com has an instructional video among its library of nearly 3000 courses. (You will need a valid Syosset Public Library card to access both of these databases from home.)
Don’t just hibernate! Have fun learning something new and soon Spring will come!
-posted by Brenda, Reference Services
We at Syosset Public Library work hard to make your visit to our new and modern facility a good experience. Besides stocking up on all the newest and popular books, movies and music, we keep up with the latest technology such as 3 D printing, over 20 plus public computers, and a public fax machine. You can relax in our café area with refreshments, and read the latest paper or magazine.
While visiting the library browse our book displays which change monthly. We have 3 displays on the main floor and two on the third. This month’s main floor exhibits include “Gobble Up A Good Book” with recipes and ideas about celebrating Thanksgiving, “Early American Colonies” stories of first European settlers in America before the American Revolution, and “Leaf Through A Good Book”, fall’s version of beach reads. On the third floor you will find the double sided “November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month/National Diabetes Awareness Month” and “Celebrating the History of Aviation”. You may just find your next great read on one of these displays.
Hope to see you soon at the library!
-posted by Betty, Reference Services
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The Syosset Public Library is proud to present our newest collection:
NEW ADULT FICTION
Located on the 2nd floor next to our Graphic Novel Collection we have such notable authors as Cora Carmack, Melissa de la Cruz, Colleen Hoover, Jamie McGuire, and Jessica Sorensen:
A collection designed with 20-Somethings’ interests in mind
Typically involves characters in the 18-30 age range
Many storylines contain a romantic element
Perfect for readers who enjoy a college or university setting
– posted by Stacey, Readers’ Services
August 28, 1963 was a warm summer day. Hot, but not too humid. It was the day that the civil rights organizers brought the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom to Washington, DC. People came by chartered bus, chartered trains and carpools. City officials expected maybe 100,000 participants but the final total was around a quarter of a million. The plan originally called for a focus on economic demands but the focus shifted. The U.S. Congress was considering a bill for comprehensive civil rights barring segregation that JFK had put before Congress on June 11. The organizers wanted to press for equal rights and the end of discrimination in housing, jobs and schools. The March was nonviolent and peaceful involving about a quarter of a million people (DC officials had expected about 100,000). It showed the interracial character of the movement. It helped transform the struggle from a southern to a national movement.
But what remains in our memory is the stirring speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. Standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial, honoring the man who had promulgated the Emancipation Proclamation 100 years earlier, King urged action in what has become known as the “I Have a Dream” speech. The speech has been called one of the greatest in American history. It was witnessed not only by the crowds in DC but also by television audience nationwide.
In his New York Times column James Reston (August 29, 1963) asserted that while the placards read “now”, these were merely the opening demands of the movement. It was King who moved the crowd with his repeated cry of “I have a dream.” And “each time the dream was a promise of out of our ancient articles of faith: phrases from the Constitution, lines from the great anthem of the nation, guarantees from the Bill of Rights, all ending with a vision that they might one day all come true. ”
If this intrigues you, check out the display on our first floor remembering Martin Luther King Jr. and the struggle for Civil Rights.
– posted by Brenda, Reference Services