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Check out our new January Main Floor Display

It’s a New Year, Time For A New You

Browse the many materials the library has available to make 2011 your best year yet.  Included are books on fitness, health, cooking, beauty, fashion, organization, personal finance and a wide variety of self-help materials.  Don’t forget our great selection of fitness DVD’s such as Jillian Michaels, The Biggest Loser, Denise Austin and the latest fun fitness craze, Zumba!  We’ve brought out our newest additions, as well as our great older favorites.

Hair needing a little help? Try Nick Arrojo’s Great Hair: Secrets to Looking Fabulous and Feeling Beautiful Every Day.  You’ll recognize this guy’s style from TLC’s hit show What Not to Wear.

Having trouble getting organized? Try Regina Leeds’ One Year to an Organized Life : From Your Closets to Your Finances, the week-by-week guide to getting completely organized for good.  You’ll be organized in no time!

Fans of Oprah’s #1 trainer will be happy to know Bob Greene has released his newest weight loss book: The Life You Want: Get Motivated, Lose Weight and Be Happy.  Many of his older releases are available as well.

Looking to save some hard earned cash? Try The Complete Idiots Guide to Eating Well on a Budget. Great recipes, big savings!

Make sure to stop by this Main Floor display and take a look at all the great materials we have to help you make 2011 your best year yet!

– posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

New in DVD

Extraordinary Measures – On the fast track and ready to taste the success of corporate America, John Crowley walks away from it all in hopes of finding a cure for two of his fatally ill children. With his wife Aileen by his side, he teams up with brilliant, but unconventional scientist, Dr. Robert Stonehill, and together they form a company to develop a life-saving drug. But just when it appears that a solution may be found, the relationship between the men is tested and the fate of John’s children is at stake.

Invictus – Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa’s underdog rugby team as they make an unlikely run to the 1995 World Cup Championship match.  Also available on Blu- Ray DVD.

The Messenger – Partnered with hard-line officer Tony Stone, Sgt. Will Montgomery is a battle-scarred war hero home from Iraq and newly assigned to the Army’s Casualty Notification service. He faces this formidable mission while seeking comfort and healing back on the home front when he falls for the wife of a fallen soldier.

The Spy Next Door – Bob Ho is an undercover CIA superspy who decides to give up his career in espionage to settle down with his next-door neighbor and girlfriend, Gillian. But Bob has one more mission to complete before Gillian agrees to marry him; he has to win over her three opinionated kids. When Gillian suddenly has to leave town, Bob volunteers to babysit the children so he can earn their approval.

Valentine’s Day – Follows the intertwining storylines of a diverse group of Los Angelenos as they navigate their way through romance and heartbreak over the course of one Valentine’s Day. Couples and singles experience the pinnacles and pitfalls of finding, keeping or ending relationships in a day in the life of love.

– posted by S0nia, Readers’ Services

New Main Floor Display …

Travel the World Through Fiction!

Want to travel the world without spending a ton of money … grab one of the fantastic reads on display.  You can visit anywhere from Switzerland to South Africa, Argentina to Italy all for free!  Experience the lifestyles of another culture through the eyes of the characters capturing the story.  Tour the world from the comfort of your own home.  Happy Travels!

– Posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

For the Love of …Pets!

Check out all the great books we have to offer on how to: choose a new pet, train your rambunctious puppy, care for your aging dog or cat, even guides on what to name Fido!  We have a wide selection of breed guides, as well as books from famous trainers like Cesar Millan, Victoria Stilwell and Tamar Gellar.  Look for the new display for February on the main floor and learn how to keep your pet happy and healthy!

~ posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

New Year, New You 2010

Browse the many books available at our new January main floor display to make 2010 your best year yet.  Included are books on fitness, health, cooking, beauty, fashion, organization, personal finance and a wide variety of self-help materials.  We’ve brought out our newest additions, as well as our great older favorites.  Want to revamp your look?  Try Carmindy’s great make-up guides “The 5 Minute Face” or “Get Positively Beautiful”.  You’ll recognize her techniques from TLC’s “What Not To Wear”.  Is it finally your year to get fit?  Try Bob Harper’s “Are You Ready?” or Jillian Michaels’ “Master Your Metabolism”.  Both authors appear on the hit reality show “The Biggest Loser.”  And don’t forget health advocate and accomplished author, Dr. Mehmet OzWe have everything you need to make 2010 great!

~Posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

Did you know…

globes picSyosset owns many books  in languages other than English.  In the World Language Collection on the first floor we have a selection of books in Japanese on temporary loan.  There are popular American titles such as The DaVinci Code in Chinese,  the Bourne Ultimatum in Russian, and Twilight in Korean.  There are also books in Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Russian and Spanish.

Whether you are looking to read something in your native language or would just like to hone your skills in another language, the collection will have something for you.   If  Syosset Library does not have what you need, ask  any librarian to interloan it from another library.

– posted by Brenda, Reference 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