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Serial Killers. Check it out, or else…

The Serial Killer FilesDid you know… the word “thug” originates from a cult of serial killers in India led by a man named Thug Behram? Well, you would if you read The Serial Killer Files. Liu Pengli, Thug Behram, Elizabeth Báthory, Hannibal Lecter, Dexter Morgan, Jack the Ripper… famous serial killers throughout history, both real and fictitious. What makes them tick? What makes them kill? Why can’t I stop reading about them???

Dying to know more?  Come check out the Serial Killers: Practice Makes Perfect display on the third floor.

-posted by Megan, Reference Services

Recently Added Staff Picks

400000000000000085969_s4An Absolute Scandal By Penny Vincenzi

“Penny Vincenzi, master of the contemporary blockbuster,returns with a moving, engaging portrait of people coping with a notorious financialdisaster and its unpredictable emotional repercussions(From the Publisher).

Recommended By:  Rosemarie Germaine, Senior Library Clerk

philippmeyer-210-AmrustcoverlwrrAmerican Rust By Philip Meyer

“Set in a beautiful but economically devastated Pennsylvania steel town, American Rust is a novel of the lost American dream and the desperation—as well as the acts of friendship,loyalty, and love—that arise from its loss (From the Publisher).”

Recommended By: Lisa Jones, Readers’ Services Librarian

The.Bad.Guys.WonThe Bad Guys Won By Jeff Pearlman

“In The Bad Guys Won, award-winning former Sports Illustrated baseball writer Jeff Pearlman returns to an innocent time when a city worshipped a man named Mookie and the Yankees were the second-best team in New York (From the Publisher).”

Recommended By:  Ralph Guiteau, Readers’ Services Librarian

midnights-childrenMidnight’s Children By Salman Rushdie

“Saleem Sinai is born at the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947,the very moment ofIndia’s independence.  Greeted by fireworks displays, cheering crowds,and Prime Minister Nehru himself,  Saleem grows up to learn the ominous consequences of this coincidence (From the Publisher).”

Recommended By:  Sonia Grgas, Librarian Trainee

team of rivalsTeam of Rivals By Doris Kearns Goodwin

“This brilliant multiple biography is centered on Lincoln’s mastery of men and how it shaped the most significant presidency in the nation’s history (From the Publisher).”

Recommended By:  Brenda Cherry, Reference Librarian

~ posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

Premiering in September…

family_watching_tv pic“They don’t make them like they used to”:  hundreds of channels and nothing to watch?   Our current third floor display features materials dealing with television shows that premiered in September during the years prior to 1980.  As the 2009-2010 television season starts up, come in and reminisce about the shows America used to love to watch.   You’ll find many of those shows in DVD format on display, as well as books about them and that era in television.  If you don’t see what you’re interested in, please ask at the reference desk and a librarian will make every effort to find what you need!

– posted by Sonia, Readers’ Services.

“In Honor of the 70th Anniversary of World War II”

World War II pic…is the theme of our newest main floor display.

This display includes a variety of both non-fiction and fiction titles, including new releases and great older favorites such as Retribution: the Battle for Japan, 1944-1945 by Max Hastings, Tears in the Darkness: the Story of the Bataan Death March and its Aftermath by Michael Norman, Death and Honor by W.E.B. Griffin and Ordinary Heroes by Scott Turow.   Also included are fantastic documentaries chronicling the events leading up to and during World War II, as well as an array of feature films depicting the courageous lives of the men and women who went to battle.

Please visit our new display and take home a piece of history!

~ Submitted by Jackie Ranaldo, Readers’ Services Librarian

Fall into a Great Book …

fallpicture…with one of our Fall 2009 Staff Pick Selections!

Looking for a great book to occupy your time as the days get a bit cooler? Our Fall 2009 Staff Picks Selections are now on display on the 2nd floor. These enjoyable titles are read and nominated by Syosset Public Library Staff members. Included in this season’s collection are Amy and Isabelle by Elizabeth Strout, Little Bee by Chris Cleave, Still Alice by Lisa Genova, The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga and many more. For a complete listing and descriptions of each title, please visit the Reader’s Corner Webpage. Here, you can also find listings of previous Staff Pick Selections. Happy Reading!
Fall into a great book at the Syosset Public Library!

~ Posted by Jackie Ranaldo, Readers’ Services

Woodstock – 40th Anniversary

WoodstockThe 40th Anniversary of Woodstock is coming up this weekend.  That magical event took place on August 15-17, 1969. In honor of this special anniversary, we put together a Woodstock display of Books, DVDs and CDs (on the First floor) including outstanding new material:  Woodstock: Three Days That Rocked the World by Mike Evans, Paul Kingsbury, and Martin Scorsese;  The Road to Woodstock by Michael Lang;  Back to the Garden: The Story of Woodstock by Pete Fornatale and Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music Director’s Cut (DVD 2009). The display also features the music of the Woodstock performers. Why not check out a CD or two and experience a little of that Woodstock magic?  A complete list of the performers and a song list of the three day concert is available for you to take home.

-posted by Lisa C., Readers Services