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5 Years on the Blog

Time for a walk through some of  SyossetRandR’s blog posts in  November in the past five years:

2016: Veteran’s Day…Honoring All Those Who Served

2015: Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

2014: What We’re Reading Now

2013: Next Book Club Pick: Why Not a Short Story Collection?

2012: Additional MOMA Pass!

Watch out for when we take another nostalgic look at the past five years again in December.

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services


A Museum Outing with Your Book Club

Now that summer is upon us, many book groups take a few months off to enjoy the warm weather and the ocean breezes.  Summer is a wonderful time to plan a visit to a museum with your book group.  Below is a sampling of current museum exhibits that are part of SPL’s Museum Pass Program.  Museum passes are available for Syosset residents and most passes admit 2 adults and 2 children.  To reserve a museum pass, visit www.syossetlibrary.org and click on the museum pass icon or call (516) 921-7161 ext. 239.

Nassau County Museum of Art

New York, New York – July 22 – November 5, 2017

The exhibition demonstrates how artists through more than a century have been inspired by and portrayed New York City.



Glamour Icons – July 22 – November 5, 2017

Fragrance and Cosmetics Packaging as an Art Form – A retrospective of iconic designs by Marc Rosen

New York Botanical Garden

CHIHULY – Saturday, April 22, 2017 – Sunday, October 29, 2017

Breathtaking works of art that dazzle with color, light, and form—by day and night. Artworks by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly are now on view at NYBG in his first major garden exhibition in New York in more than ten years. CHIHULY, presented by Bank of America, showcases more than 20 installations and includes drawings and early works that reveal the evolution and development of Chihuly’s artistic process during his celebrated career. Set within NYBG’s landmark landscape and buildings, this sensory-filled exhibition is a must-see throughout the changing seasons from spring through fall.

New York Historical Society

W​orld War I Beyond the Trenches​ – May 26, 2017 – September 3, 2017

To honor the centennial of America’s involvement in World War I, the New-York Historical Society presents a special exhibition examining this monumental event through the eyes of artists. World War I Beyond the Trenches explores how artists across generations, aesthetic sensibilities, and the political spectrum used their work to depict, memorialize, promote, or oppose the divisive conflict.

Old Westbury Gardens

Seward Johnson Bronze Sculptures – June 16, 2017 – September 4, 2017

Old Westbury Gardens is pleased to invite you to a one of a kind art exhibition featuring the work of internationally renowned sculptor Seward Johnson. Johnson’s life size bronze sculptures will be on display throughout the historic Westbury House and the magnificent

Gardens and will feature two of the artist’s most popular series: “Celebrating the Familiar” and “Beyond the Frame” and will also feature 32 individual pieces of Johnson’s work. These works focus on sculptural commentary about day-to-day life and Johnson’s love of nature and French Impressionism.                      -Lisa Jones, Readers’ Services Librarian

Happy Summer!

This article first appeared in the Syosset Public Library”s newsletter, The Book Club Insider, July 2017 issue.

-posted by Lisa J., Readers’ Services



Museum Pass Program News

ny-transit-museumSPL has a new museum addition to our Museum Pass Program: the New York Transit Museum.  Housed underground in an authentic 1936 subway station, the NYTM is the largest museum of public transportation in the country.  Located in Brooklyn, the museum exhibits blend science, art and design with NYC history to tell the story of mass transportation.
We have 2 membership cards to the NYTM, each card will admit 2 adults and 2 children.  The museum is closed on Mondays and major holidays.  This pass is now available for patrons to reserve in Tixkeeper.
licm-logoAlso, Syosset Public Library now has 3 museum passes to the Long Island Children’s Museum.  These passes have been generously funded by the Friends of the Syosset Public Library.  Patrons are only allowed to reserve one pass to the Long Island Children’s Museum at the time of their visit and may not combine passes.
-posted by Lisa J., Readers’ Services

Explore Poetry: April is National Poetry Month

PoetryMonthGraphicMost states have a state flower, a state bird, state insect (lots of bees and butterflies). But did you know some states have a state poem? Indiana, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Tennessee all have state poems which you can read here.

The Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature  at the Library of Congress offers a chance to listen to poets reading their own works. Sample Allen Ginsburg, Ray Bradbury,  Anne Sexton, Maxine Kumin and Joyce Carol Oates. One of the gems in the collection is a 1959 interview with Robert Frost in which he recites some of his poems.

Do you want to find a copy of particular poem you remember? Check Litfinder in the library’s collection of databases. You can search by poem or by poet’s name.

Today there is a position at the Library of Congress called the Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry. Until 1986 there was a similar position called the Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. On the Syosset Library’s third floor is a display of books of some of the American poets who have held these positions. Perhaps you will discover a new poet to enjoy or rekindle interest in an old favorite.

walt-whitman-birthplaceWouldn’t this month be an appropriate time to visit the birthpace of Long Island’s own Walt Whitman? The library has a museum pass to let you explore the site for free. Reserve the pass online or call 516-921-7161 ext. 239.

-posted by Brenda, Reference Librarian

New Museum Pass Added

Jewish_museumSyosset Public Library has added The Jewish Museum to the Museum Pass Program.  Located at 5th Avenue at 92nd Street, The Jewish Museum maintains a unique collection of over 30,000 works of fine art, antiquities, folk art and broadcast media which reflect the global Jewish experience for over more than 4,000 years.  The Jewish Museum is a distinctive hub for art and Jewish culture for people of all backgrounds.

 We have 2 separate passes to the Jewish Museum.  Each pass contains 2 membership passes which allow admittance for 2 adults.  Children ages 18 and under are free and do not require a pass.  The museum is closed on Wednesdays.  This pass is now available to reserve on the Museum Pass page of our website.

 For additional information regarding visiting hours and exhibits please visit The Jewish Museum website.

-posted by Lisa J., Readers’ Services

New to Museum Pass Program: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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The Syosset Public Library has added the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to the Museum Pass Program. Located in the borough of Brooklyn the BBG was founded in 1910 and is located in Prospect Park.  The BBG sits on 52 acres which include gardens within gardens, over 10,000 plant collections and more than 200 cherry trees.

Syosset Public Library patrons can now reserve this pass online through our website or by calling or visiting the Readers’ Services Desk. We have two passes to the gardens, each will admit 2 adults and 2 children ages 16 and under.  The gardens are closed on Mondays. Please contact Readers’ Services at 516 921-7161 ext. 239 or visit our website for more information.

New And Exciting Museum Exhibits For Summer

Here is a sampling of new exhibits at select museums that participate in Syosset Public Library’s Museum Pass Program –

storylinesThe Guggenheim Museum  Storylines: Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim Brings together over one hundred works from the Guggenheim’s contemporary collection, Storylines examines the diverse ways in which artists today engage narrative through installation, painting, photography, sculpture, video, and performance. (Now through Sept. 9th.)

graphic appealThe Hecksher Museum of Art  Graphic Appeal: Modern Prints from the Permanent Collection shows the evolution in printmaking in the 20th century through new technology.  Featured artists include Roy Lichtenstein and Henry Moore.  (Aug. 15-Nov. 29th).

Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages  Gilding the Coast: Art and Design of Long Island’s Great Estate Era  Well over 1,000 estates were built across Nassau & Suffolk Counties between 1870’s and WW II.  This exhibits takes a close look at the artistic design of some of these grand estates. (June 26th-Oct. 25th).

scorsese collectsMuseum of Modern Art  Scorsese Collects MoMA presents 34 works from the Scorsese Poster Collection. The installation is centered around a rare, billboard-size poster for the 1951 film The Tales of Hoffmann, and features other large-format pieces. (Now through Oct. 25th).  Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960-1971:  First exhibition dedicated exclusively to the work of Yoko Ono.  (Now through Sept. 7th).

Nassau County Museum of Art  The Saltzman Family Collection  Continuing its 25th anniversary celebration, NCMA shows works of the museum’s founding president, the late Arnold Saltzman. (July 25-Nov. 8th).

nybg fridaNew York Botanical Garden  Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life  Fourteen of Kahlo’s works are on display in the Garden’s Art Gallery. They were selected for their use of detailed plant imagery. Kahlo created a beautiful garden at the Casa Azul (Blue House), her lifelong home in Coyoacán, Mexico City.  Elements of the garden at the Casa Azul are evoked in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory so that Garden visitors may learn more about Kahlo’s connection to the natural world. (Now through Nov. 1st.)

– posted by Lisa J., Readers’ Services