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Adult Summer Reading 2016: THANKS!

exercise your mindThe Syosset Public Library Readers’ Services Department would like to thank the following local businesses for their generous donations to the 2016 Adult Summer Reading Program. 

We truly appreciate your continued support! 

Ace Florist of Syosset

American Cleaners

Angel Tips

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza

Bareburger

Blooming Nails & Spa

Butera’s Restaurant of Woodbury

CardSmart

Celebrity Diner

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Chopt: Creative Salad Company

Chris & Tony’s Italian Restaurant & Catering

Christina’s Epicure

Denim and Soul

Denny’s Childrenswear

Eastern Breeze Nails & Spa

George Martin’s Grillfire

Gloss New York Salon

Goldcoast Barbers

Hanstedt Deli

Iavarone Brothers

i.d Salon

Jamba Juice

Jericho Pharmacy

Jerrie Shop

Jewel of the Sea/Victoria’s Market

John Michael Salon

Karin Lynn Haircolor Studio & Gallery

Lonny’s Woodbury

Lovely Nails

Margarita’s Authentic Mexican Cuisine & Cantina

Mario’s Pizzeria

Max & Gino’s All American Clothing Co.

Mixology Clothing Company

Mr’Tique

Ms’tique Boutique

One Small Step

Party City

Perfect Male Haircutting

PizzaRev

Prime Time Butcher

Raimo’s Pizzeria

Realistic Nails

Salon Entourage

ShopRite

Stop & Shop

Syosset Wine Cellar

Tenjin Japanese Restaurant

Trader Joe’s

Un Deux Trois

Wild Fig Mediterranean Grill & Pideria

Woodbury Pizzeria & Restaurant

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The Balloons at the program were generously donated by

Party City (Woodbury).

The first 75 attendees received a coupon for one free Burrito, Burrito Bowl, Salad or Order of Tacos courtesy of

Chipotle Mexican Grill

We would also like to thank …

  • HarperCollins Library Marketing Team
  • Macmillan Library Marketing Team
  • Martin’s Press
  • Simon and Schuster, Inc. Education & Library Division

Door Prizes #1-10 also received a coupon for a free Salad or Salad Sandwich courtesy of CHOPT

Door Prizes #11-20 also received a coupon for a free Small Smoothie or Juice from Jamba Juice

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

Lake Reads

canandaiqua lakeI just got back from a week at Canandaigua Lake. While reading and enjoying the beautiful scenery, I started thinking of all the wonderful books that take place on a lake.  Here are some of my favorite books that are great lake reads:

Crow Lake Crow Lake * –  Mary Lawson   In the rural farm country of northern Ontario, the lives of two families–the farming Pye family, and zoologist Kate Morrison and her three brothers–are brought together and torn apart by misunderstanding, resentment, family love, and tragedy.

Inn at Lake DevineThe Inn at Lake Devine  –  Elinor Lipman   When her mother receives a notice about a Vermont inn that caters especially to non-Jewish guests, Natalie Marx becomes obsessed with the once-restricted, family-owned resort and wangles an invitation to join a friend on a vacation there.

Lake ComoLake Como –  Anita Hughes   After walking in on her fiancé cheating on her with her boss, Hallie Elliot escapes to Lake Como in Italy where she becomes involved with a mysterious estate caretaker with a dark and secretive past.

Lake of Dead LanguagesThe Lake of Dead Languages  – Carol Goodman   Returning to the Heart Lake School for Girls as a Latin teacher to start a new life with her daughter, Jane is haunted by past tragedy and terrifying memories when she begins receiving menacing messages.

 

*available for Book Club in a Bag                        All summaries from the publishers.

This article appeared previously in The Book Club Insider, July 2016     

-posted by Evelyn, Readers’ Services

Evening Crossover Book Discussion

we were liars

We Were Liars

by E. Lockhart

Tuesday, August 9 at 7:30 PM

with Sharon Long, Teen Librarian

and Pam Strudler, Reference Librarian

“Spending the summers on her family’s private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat, teenaged Cadence struggles to remember what happened during her fifteenth summer.”

No registration required.

This program is free.

Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.

**Teens are Welcome**

 

Lazy, Hazy Days

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More light and fun reading for the beach.  This display keeps getting bigger and better.  So stop by for some entertainment at the beach, pool or just in your back yard. “Beach Reads” includes lots of popular titles that you might have missed.

Our second book display on the first floor is “Incredible True Stories”. What a fascinating collection. It has biographies of inventors and inventions, such Steve Jobs, the Wright Brothers and the story of photography; tales of war heroes from George Washington, The Fly Boys, Heroes of 9/11 to Heroes Among Us; survival stories including The Envoy and The Perfect Storm; athletic feats in books such as The Perfect Mile, Triumph (Jesse Owens) and Friday Night Lights.  The collection also includes books on the topics of religion, psychology and history.

The mini display is on “Elie Wiesel”, another incredible story of survival and human triumph.  On the other side we have a nice selection of “Audiobooks” which make great travel companions for car trips.

Our third floor health display is “Have a Healthy and Safe Summer” which features a varied collection related to staying happy and healthy during the summer. Handouts are there for you on sun safety for infants, teaching children summer safety, weather safety, tips for safe gas grilling and more.

“To the Moon and Beyond” is the second display on the third floor. It covers the history of space exploration from unmanned flights, manned flights, landing on the moon, research on Mars, space shuttles and the Hubbell Space telescope. What a great ride!

Make Syosset Public Library part of your summer.

-posted by Betty, Reference Services

20 & 30-Something Title Swap

person hidden by stack of books

Monday, July  18th  at 7:30PM

Meeting Room A on the Lower Level

With 20 & 30-Something Librarians,

Jessikah Chautin and Stacey Levine

Please join us as we discuss our favorite books! You tell us your favorites, we’ll tell you ours. Together we’ll compile a list and you’ll have great titles to read throughout the Summer!

This program is open to any 20-something/30-something looking for a great book discussion group.

No registration is required and the program is free.

Non-Syosset residents are welcome.

Please call 516-921-7161 x 239 for details.

Hope to see you there!

teens readingCheck out our Meetup page and Facebook page for upcoming events and great suggestions for your next read.

-posted by Stacey, Readers’ Services

Beach Reads Evening Title Swap

Join us for a special evening Title Swap on

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 7 PM

Librarians and patrons will share favorite titles and you will leave with a great “Beach Reads” reading list. No registration is required.  Free.  Attend this event and receive an extra Summer Reading raffle ticket.  What is the raffle ticket for? It’s for a chance to win a prize from our  Adult Summer Reading Club.  If you have not joined yet just come to the Readers” Services Desk and sign up.

After you sign up you can submit titles of any book you read during the summer until  August 12, 2016.  For each title you submit, you will have a chance to win raffle prizes in our weekly drawing and at the

Summer Reading Wrap-Up Party on August 17, 2016.

  • Patrons read books of their own choice: Adult & Young Adult books qualify; Children’s books do not
  • Audio Books qualify
  • Patrons who join the program and submit at least one title will be sent an invitation to the Wrap-Up Party on August 17, 2016 at 7 PM
  • Open to Syosset School District Residents 18 years or older

Afternoon Book Discussion

Paris Architect

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

1:30 PM

With Lisa Jones, Readers’ Services Librarian

“A Parisian architect is paid handsomely to devise secret hiding spaces for Jews in his Nazi occupied country but struggles with risking his life for a cause he is ambivalent towards until a personal failure brings home their suffering. This story becomes more gripping with every soul hidden and every soul saved.”

– from the publisher

This program is free.

No registration required.

Books are available at the Circulation Desk.

-posted by Lisa J., Readers’ Services