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Adult Summer Reading Club Starts

The Syosset Public Library’s 10th Annual Adult Summer Reading Club will begin on Tuesday June 4, 2019. The program is simple and stress-free, just the way summer should be! Sign up and submit titles of any book you start reading on the day you register and finish reading by August 9, 2019. For each title you submit, you will have a chance to win raffle prizes in our weekly drawings and at the Adult Summer Reading Club Wrap-Up Party being held on August 14 at 7 PM. In-person registration is required to participate and begins on Tuesday, June 4 at the Readers’ Services Desk on the 2nd floor.

Come and join in the fun!

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

Calling All Local Authors!


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Published SSD-resident authors are invited to share their works with the community. Authors will have the opportunity to introduce their work, meet local readers, sell and sign copies of their books. Participation is limited and registration is required. Date of next event to be determined. Authors who would like to register or for questions, contact Jean Simpson at 516-921-7161 ext. 244. Registering as soon as possible is highly recommended.

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

Year- End Book Club Celebration with Author Paullina Simons

Join the Readers’ Services Staff

for a fun Year-End Book Club Celebration

featuring bestselling Historical Fiction author,

Paullina Simons.

paullina simonsTuesday, December 16 at 2 PM in Meeting Room B/C.


Ms. Simons will discuss her novels and why they are perfect Book Club choices. Copies of Ms. Simons’ latest novel Bellagrand will be sold by the Friends of the Library at the event (Cash Only) and can be personalized by the author.

  • Refreshments will be served.
  • No registration required.
  • Each attendee will receive a ticket to win one of two raffle prizes.

We have many of Paullina Simons’ novels currently available at the Library.  Start reading one today!


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-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

Afternoon Book Club

The Afternoon Book Club will meet on

Tuesday, August 27th at 1:30 PM

to discuss

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman. 

light between oceans“After four harrowing years on the Western front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day’s journey from the coast.  To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season and shore leaves are granted every other year at best, Tom brings a young, bold and loving wife, Isabel.  Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby’s cries on the wind.  A boat has washed up on shore carrying a dead man and a living baby.  M.L. Stedman’s mesmerizing, beautifully written novel seduces us into accommodating Isabel’s decision to keep this “gift from God”.  We are swept into a story about extraordinarily compelling characters seeking to find their North Star in a world where there is no right answer, where justice for one person is another’s tragic loss.” (from the publisher)

Please join Lisa Jones, Readers’ Services Librarian in Room B/C. 

Refreshments will be served. 

The books are currently available at the Circulation desk. 

Hope to see you there!

– posted by Lisa J., Readers’ Services

New: The Afternoon & Evening Book Clubs

The Readers’ Services Department is happy to announce that it will now be offering two monthly reading selections. The Monthly Book Club will be expanded into the Afternoon Book Club and the Evening Book Club.  Starting in October 2012 each club will meet monthly.

However, the first meeting of the Afternoon Book Club will be taking place this Thursday, September 13,  at 1: 30 PM to discuss:

“Enthralled by his own exquisite portrait, Dorian Gray makes a Faustian bargain to sell his soul in exchange for eternal youth and beauty. Under the influence of Lord Henry Wotton, he is drawn into a corrupt double life, where he is able to indulge his desires while remaining a gentleman in the eyes of polite society. Only Dorian’s picture bears the traces of his decadence.”

This program is free.  Books are available at the circulation desk.

– posted by Sonia, Readers’ Services

Monthly Book Club & Author Visit

The Lost Wife


Alyson Richman

with  Jackie Ranaldo, Head of Readers Services

Tuesday, January 24 at 1 PM and 7:30 PM

“During the last moments of calm in prewar Prague, Lenka, a young art student, and Josef, who is studying medicine, fall in love. With the promise of a better future, they marry–only to have their dreams shattered by the imminent Nazi invasion. Like so many others, they are torn apart by the currents of war.”

Alyson Richman the author of “The Lost Wife” will be joining us to discuss her book on

Friday, February 3, at 2 PM

in the Theater.

Copies of the book will be sold by the Friends of the Library at the event.

– posted by Sonia, Readers’ Services