Tag Archives: fiction

Afternoon Book Discussion

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

at 1:30 PM

With Jackie Ranaldo, Head of Readers’ Services

When Ben Solomon accuses Elliot Rosenzweig, a respected civic leader and wealthy philanthropist, of being a former Nazi SS officer named Otto Piatek, two lives, two worlds, and sixty years converge in a race to redemption.

This program is free.

No registration required.

Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

All are welcome!

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

Evening Book Discussion

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

at 7:30 PM

with Sonia Grgas, Reference Librarian

This program is part of

“Music Is In the Air This Spring @ the Library”

The National Book Award–winning author of The Echo Maker delivers his most emotionally charged novel to date, inspired by the myth of Orpheus.

 Composer Peter Els opens the door one evening to find the police on his doorstep. His home microbiology lab—the latest experiment in his lifelong attempt to find music in surprising patterns—has aroused the suspicions of Homeland Security. Panicked by the raid, Els turns fugitive. As an Internet-fueled hysteria erupts, Els—the “Bioterrorist Bach”—pays a final visit to the people he loves, those who shaped his musical journey. Through the help of his ex-wife, his daughter, and his longtime collaborator, Els hatches a plan to turn this disastrous collision with the security state into a work of art that will reawaken its audience to the sounds  all around them.

This program is free.

No registration required.

Books are available at the circulation desk.

All are welcome!

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

 

 

Evening Book Discussion Rescheduled

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

(new date)

    7:30 PM

with Evelyn Hershkowitz, Readers’ Services Librarian

Electing to marry the fiancé who is hospitalized for depression, a woman commits to decades of love and faith involving their brilliant musical eldest son, their responsible daughter and a tightly controlled younger son who helps her care for her increasingly troubled husband.

By the Pulitzer Prize-finalist author of You Are Not a Stranger Here.

This program is free.

No registration required.

Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

-posted by Evelyn, Readers’ Services

Evening Book Discussion

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

    7:30 PM

with Evelyn Hershkowitz, Readers’ Services Librarian

Electing to marry the fiancé who is hospitalized for depression, a woman commits to decades of love and faith involving their brilliant musical eldest son, their responsible daughter and a tightly controlled younger son who helps her care for her increasingly troubled husband.

By the Pulitzer Prize-finalist author of You Are Not a Stranger Here.

This program is free.

No registration required.

Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

-posted by Evelyn, Readers’ Services

February’s Book Displays

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Our first display on the main floor is a gift for book lovers, “Best Sellers You Might Have Missed”. It includes a large selection by the most popular authors, including John Grisham, Clive Cussler, Bernard Cornwell, Anne Rice, John Le Carre, Debbie Macomber, Fern Michaels, Jodi Picoult, Danielle Steel, Joyce Carol Oates and more.

“Books about American Activism” is the theme for our second display. It covers American history as the great experiment to begin the world anew.  Learn about the Civil Rights Movement for racial equality, the Women’s Rights from suffragettes to Roe V. Wade, the Gay Revolution and the history of U.S. Labor Movement. 

The 2 mini book displays are “British Library Crime Classics” and “2017 Edgar Award Nominees.  Check out these displays for some fun mystery reads.

On the third floor our health librarian’s display is “Affairs of the Heart-February is American Heart Month”.  Read about your heart, how it works, how to keep it healthy, how to talk to your cardiologist, what to eat and more. If a book is too time consuming, take home some of the informative handouts on the warning signs of a heart attack and how to incorporate exercise into your daily life. Hope that this display will provide you with useful guides to staying heart-healthy.

“After the Inauguration-Presidents in Offices” is our second display on the third floor.  The books covers the White House and its residents thru the ages. Find out about past president’s governing styles, their religious beliefs, the staffing of the White House, and the role of the First Ladies. See how history has judged our past leaders.

Once again the staff of SPL offers some suggestions for your reading pleasure.

-posted by Betty, Reference Services

Evening Book Discussion

vinegar-girl

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 7:30 PM

with Sonia Grgas, Reference Librarian

Shakespeare’s controversial comedy The Taming of the Shrew sees willful, independent Katherina transformed into a willing, obedient wife to Petruchio. It is one of Shakespeare’s most re-visited plays, with adaptations including Kiss Me Kate, and 10 Things I Hate About You.

Based on The Taming of the Shrew, Vinegar Girl features Kate, a socially awkward young woman, adored by the preschool children she teaches but misunderstood by her peers. Her father is a scientific genius, but not so great on emotions. About to lose his (equally genius, equally socially inept) research assistant, Pyotr Cherbakov, because of visa problems, and desperate to save the project that is his life’s work, he comes up with a plan: Kate will marry Pyotr who will then be able to stay in the country and finish the project.  The plan sounds perfect, except for one small hitch: Kate.

Why not enhance your reading experience and read the play The Taming of the Shrew and/or watch one of the film adaptations  either before or after you read Vinegar Girl?

This program is free.

No registration required.

Books are at the circulation desk.

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

 

 

Afternoon Book Discussion

thousand-splendid-suns

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

1:30 PM

with Jackie Ranaldo, Head of Readers’ Services

Two women born a generation apart witness the destruction of their home and family in wartorn Kabul, incurring losses over the course of thirty years that test the limits of their strength and courage.

This program is free.

No registration required.

Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

***This event is part of Looking Back to 2007, part of Syosset Public Library’s 10 Years With You @ the Library commemoration of our re-opening after renovating.***

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services