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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

5 for Super Bowl

Sports fans are gearing up for what some consider the biggest day in sports in the United States:  Super Bowl Sunday!!  The New York Giants and New England Patriots will be facing off against each other tomorrow for Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, Indiana, kickoff time: 6:30 PM.  If you need some thing to do while you’re waiting to watch the game, here are some football related materials available at the Syosset Public Library:

Team to Believe In : Our Journey to the Super Bowl Championship by Tom Coughlin

After a tough 2006 season, the New York Giants appeared to be heading for more disappointment–and potential shake-ups–in the coming season. Instead, they fought their way to an unforgettable Super Bowl finish against the previously undefeated New England Patriots.  In A Team to Believe In, head coach Tom Coughlin gives the ultimate insider’s account of the Giants’ 2007 campaign and reflects on the resilience and selflessness that allowed the team to succeed.

Friday Night Lights -the Television Series, Season One

In the small town of Dillon, everyone comes together on Friday nights when the Dillon High Panthers play. But life is not a game; and the charismatic players, new coach Eric Taylor, and the passionate fans find that their biggest challenges and obstacles come off the field in the compelling day-to-day dramas of their tight-knit community.

War Room : The Legacy of Bill Belichick and the Art of Building the Perfect Team by Michael Holley

Follows the head coaches of three NFL teams–the Kansas City Chiefs, the Atlanta Falcons, and the New England Patriots–through the entire 2010 season, offering a behind-the-scenes view of the influence of Patriots coach Bill Belichick.

Madden NFL 12 for Xbox 360 or Play Station 3

Madden NFL 12 brings you closer to the NFL with a deep franchise mode, an all-new award system, immersive presentation, and an array of engaging social modes and gameplay.

Games That Changed the Game : The Evolution of the NFL in Seven Sundays by Ron Jaworski

Ron Jaworski, a one-time NFL MVP turned Monday Night Football analyst and pro football’s #1 game-tape guru, breaks down the film from seven of the most momentous contests of the last fifty years. With an eye toward the brilliant game plans and seminal strategic breakthroughs that revolutionized play on both sides of the ball, Jaworski offers readers a drive-by-drive, play-by-play guide to the evolutionary leaps that now define the modern NFL.

Enjoy the game!

-posted by Sonia, Readers’ Services