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December’s Book Displays

In keeping with the season, our first display is Happy Holidays.  What better way to celebrate than with food!  Lots of cookbooks and guides for Christmas celebrations and Jewish holidays. The display also includes a couple of Christmas themed novels. Readers’ Services is offering the Adult Winter Reading Club and will be hosting the Year-End Readers’ Services Celebration with author Kitty Zeldis on December 17, 2019 at 2 pm. No registration is required and refreshments will be served.

Take a Byte Out of a Good Book is the theme for our second display. There is plenty to learn about computers and technology and this display has it – from the Internet, Mac Books, iCloud, Photoshop, Adobe, Access to coding, blogging, Twitter and more. Some of the books are geared towards Seniors and “Dummies.”

 

 

The two mini-displays* are:

  • Get Cozy with the Elm Creek Quilters – a series written by Jennifer Chiaverini.
  • Classics You May Have Missed.

*Mini-displays are subject to and do change during the month*

On the third floor the health librarian’s display is Consider the Caregiver. Being a caregiver is an emotionally challenging role in today’s society. In many instances, a person can be suddenly put into this role without any training. These books can help you understand how to care for a loved one and how to get them the professional help they need. Lots of handouts!

 

On the lighter side, American Art is the topic for the other third floor display. Come and enjoy this collection of oversized books with lots of pictures of American artwork – lots to see and learn.

Happy Holidays to all our wonderful Syosset Public Library patrons!

-posted by Betty, Reference Services

Evening Book Discussion

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

7:30 PM

with Ralph Guiteau, Readers’ Services Librarian

“Bourdain spares no one’s appetite when he told all about what happens behind the kitchen door. Bourdain uses the same “take-no-prisoners” attitude in his deliciously funny and shockingly delectable book, sure to delight gourmands and philistines alike.” – from the publisher

This program is free.

No registration required.

Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

Photographs and videos taken during library programs may be used for library publicity.

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

Adult Winter Reading Club Starts

Welcome to the Syosset Library’s Adult Winter Reading Club.

Visit the Readers’ Services Desk on the second floor to register and receive your Adult Winter Reading Club BINGO card. Read any book within the assigned author categories to complete a BINGO. For each BINGO you complete, a ticket will be entered to win a raffle prize.

Winners will be announced on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. In-person registration is required and begins on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.  Open to SSD residents 18 years or older with a valid library card.

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

 

Title Swap Tuesdays

Title Swap* Tuesdays

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

at 1:30 pm

Share tea, cookies and your favorite titles with Readers’ Services staff.  We promise you’ll leave with a list of good reads.

See you there!

*What is a Title Swap?
Title Swap is a time for patrons and Readers’ Services librarians to gather in front of the fireplace to share titles they’ve enjoyed. The discussion is always lively and refreshments are served. After the title swap, a list of the titles mentioned is compiled and made available at the library.

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

November is Aviation History Month…

According to the Government Printing Office “Aviation History” refers to the history of the “development of mechanical flight —from the earliest attempts in kites and gliders to the powered heavier-than-air, supersonic and space flights.”

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Many of us immediately think of Orville and Wilbur Wright as the originators of flight. These two Ohio bike shop owners did fly for 12 seconds at Kitty Hawk in 1903, marking the first time man had flown. But many had dreamed of flight and had experimented before them. Leonardo da Vinci suggested a vehicle with flapping wings imitating a bird’s flight. The French brothers, Joseph-Michel and Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier, flew in a hot-air balloon in 1783. Berlin aviator Otto Lilienthal flew more than 2000 flights in gliders he designed beginning in 1891. His work actually inspired the Wright Brothers. But that successful, if short, flight on the sand dunes of North Carolina started a whole new industry. It made the world seem smaller as people and goods could travel more quickly and easily. It changed the way war was fought. And it was a pathway to the exploration of space.

Come to the library’s third floor to choose a book! There are biographies of famous aviators, illustrated books about balloons, airships, planes and spaceships, and books chronicling the development of civil and military aviation.

Can’t come to the library? Use your library card at home to access the Syosset Library’s selection of databases. Try “Biography in Context” for information about the historic figures. “Facts on File Science Online” has articles as well as videos. And Britannica and World Book in our Encyclopedia databases detail the chronology and the impact of the aeronautical industry.

If you are traveling to D.C. be sure to include a visit to the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum  on the Mall and the Udvar-Hazy Center  in nearby Chantilly. Headed out to the Seattle area? There is the impressive Museum of Flight .  If your life and work don’t allow for any travel beyond Long Island, be sure to visit Long Island’s own Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City. Did you know that the library has passes for our cardholders for the museum? Great value, convenient location. You can reserve the pass online.

-posted by Brenda, Reference Services

Evening Book Discussion

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

 7:30 PM

With Ralph Guiteau, Readers’ Services Librarian

2018 National Book Award for Nonfiction Finalist

“Traces the author’s turbulent childhood on a Kansas farm in the 1980s and 1990s to reveal her firsthand experiences with cyclical poverty and the corrosive impact of intergenerational poverty on individuals, families and communities.” -from the publisher

This program is free.

No registration required.

Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

Photographs and videos taken during library programs may be used for library publicity.

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

Our July Displays

Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. It’s time for a good beach read.

Our first display on the main floor is still Beach Reads. Lots of books have been added to the display, and also includes bibliographies. There is still time to join the Adult Summer Reading Club.

Our second display is Non-Fiction Beach Reads. As the old saying goes, “truth is stranger than fiction.” The display is stocked with interesting tales, including histories, biographies and crime stories. There is sure to be a story to catch your eye.

 

The two main floor mini displays are:

· Travel the World through Books, a great way to see exotic places, learn about foreign cultures and enjoy our magnificent planet.

· Large Print Beach Reads, more fun reading and easy on your eyes.

On the third floor the health librarian continues with the theme Health Beach Reads. Learning about our bodies and how to stay healthy is always of interest. As usual, there are plenty of handouts are available.

Enjoy Parks and Recreation Month is the topic for the second display. It’s full of ideas for fun outdoor activities, hiking, cycling, fishing, canoeing, camping and activities to do with the family or with your dog.

Make Syosset Public Library part of your summer entertainment.

-posted by Betty, Reference Services