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October Book Displays

The theme for the first main floor display is It’s A Spooky Time of Year, containing books to get you in the Halloween spirit. Ideas for party planning, crafts, decorating, costumes, and trick-or-treating. The display also includes some good old fashioned ghost stories and tales of haunted houses.

Games People Play is the topic for the second display. Learn about the history, rules and people involved with various sports and games, such as baseball, basketball, golf, tennis, soccer, poker, and bowling.  The display includes both DVDs and books- a great collection for the sport enthusiast!

The themes for the two current* mini displays are:

The Great American Read (voted on by the American public) includes both lots of great reads and a bibliography of the great reads.

October 5th is James Bond Day – 007 is a collection of both books and movies about the fictional British spy.

*Mini displays are subject to change during the month.

 

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Currently on the third floor, the first display is Mental Health Awareness Week which is October 7-13.   You will  find books and handouts on all types of mental illness. The website for more information is http://www.MHAWEEK.org. For the rest of the month, this display will focus on October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The next third floor display is October is Family History Month.  If you want to learn more about your genealogy, this display is for you. Besides the books to help locate resources and guides to using the resources, the reference librarians have created a useful handout, Resources for the Amateur Genealogist, a must-see for any budding genealogist!

-posted by Betty, Reference Services

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October’s Book Displays

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Our first display on the main floor is “It’s a Spooky Time of Year!” stocked full of books that will help you get into the Halloween mood.  Whether you need a scary tale to read, a costume to make, a decoration to hang or a recipe for a special treat, you’ll find it here.

The second main floor display is “Folklore.” It includes the classical fairy tales, myths and folklore tales and has an eclectic assortment of tales from round the world reflecting various cultures. Although folk tales can vary from different countries and lands, many contain universal themes, such family relations, love, greed, coming of age and justice.  Also included in this display are some more modern tales known as urban legends.

The mini displays are “Library Reads” which is a list of the top ten books published every month that librarians across the country love and “2016 National Humanities Medal Honorees” on the other side.

On the third floor our health librarian’s display is “October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.” The books included for this display will inform you about the disease, its treatment options and how to cope with breast cancer in your daily life.  Certainly good information for anyone who has been affected by this disease personally or as a close family member or friend.  There are also a variety of educational handouts.

Celebrate “Hispanic Heritage Month” is the topic for the other third floor display. Learn about Hispanic history, culture, literature and art and the contributions to our American heritage.

As always Syosset Public Library provides its patrons with interesting reading options.

-posted by Betty and Sonia, Reference Services

It’s a Spooky Time of Year!

Check out our new Main Floor Display…It’s a Spooky Time of Year!

Here comes the fall and with it comes cool, crisp days and falling leaves; the perfect setting for Halloween, and of course, a little spookiness!  Trying to get into the Halloween Spirit?  Scare up some fun with a classic horror flick, bake some ghostly cookies or learn how sew your own Halloween costume!  Hosting a Halloween party?  We have everything you need to plan your perfectly spooky party!  You’ll find all this and more on the new main floor display, including these great library materials:

Best of Halloween Tricks and Treats by the staff of Better Homes & Gardens

“Cool ideas for a personalizing any Halloween party.  From spooky to whimsical and everything in between, Halloween Tricks and Treats is a treasure-trove of neat ideas and helpful how-tos for adding a personal touch to your Halloween parties and celebrations. You’ll get instructions for throwing Halloween parties that are festive for the whole family and learn how to make Halloween decorations that will transform your home into the spookiest place on the block. Plus, you’ll get tasty recipes for Halloween treats, easy-to-follow craft projects, and step-by-step instructions for making handmade Halloween costumes that are clever, creative, and fun.”   (From the Publisher)

The House on Haunted Hill DVD

Part Ghost Story, Part “Who Done It” originally released in 1958. ” Vincent Price is the owner of a haunted house who offers five strangers $10,000 to spend the night in his house. When they accept his offer, they soon regret it. A great old fashioned ghost story with a wild finish and a new twist.” (from library catalog)  Grab the popcorn and get ready for the chills!

The Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer

“Isabella Swan’s move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. But once she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, Isabella’s life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. Up until now, Edward has managed to keep his vampire identity a secret in the small community he lives in, but now nobody is safe, especially Isabella, the person Edward holds most dear. The lovers find themselves balanced precariously on the point of a knife — between desire and danger.”   (From the Publisher)

Extreme Pumpkins by Tom Nardone

“Pumpkins are supposed to be scary!  Based on his popular and addictive website ‘ExtremePumpkins’, Tom Nardone has created a full-color guide to pumpkin carving that’s truly frightening. Featuring the website’s signature Puking Pumpkin, and spanning everything from Drowning Pumpkin, Crime Scene Pumpkin, and Cannibal Pumpkin to Electrocuted Pumpkin and other never-before-seen designs, this gleefully gory guide is nothing short of a manifesto to take back Halloween from the cheerful, the cutesy, and the parent-sanctioned.”   (From the Publisher)

And don’t forget the music, check out the Media section for the perfect party music for your Halloween Get Together … or to scare away the Trick or Treat-ers!

– posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

Read a scary short story

halloween-pumpkinsHalloween is coming up this Saturday and if you need help to put yourself in the mood- why not try a short story to chill your spine.  The library has many books filled with them, here are just a few:

vampire archThe Vampire Archives : The Most Complete Volume of Vampire Tales Ever Published edited by Otto Penzler.

The Dunwich horror and others : the best supernatural stories of H.P. Lovecraft.

The Lottery ; and other stories by  Shirley Jackson

13 bestThe 13 Best Horror Stories of All Time edited by Leslie Pockell.

Everything’s eventual : 14 dark tales by Stephen King.

And when you come into the library to pick up your eerie tales why not stop at the “Things that go Bump! in the Night” display up on the third floor for more spooky materials.

– posted by Sonia, Readers’ Services