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Reading Your Destination

Before we know it, summertime will be here and some of us will be taking off to other places on our vacations.  Maybe to another continent , maybe to somewhere else in the United States or maybe  to a beach closer to home.  Wherever you might be going –  why not get in the mood with a book whose setting is the place to where you are headed?

Here are some suggestions for books that take place in a few destinations far and wide.  If your vacation spot isn’t mentioned here, come into the library and ask a librarian to suggest some books especially for wherever your fancy is taking you.  And if you’re staying home, come in anyway and find a book that can take you anywhere you wish!

If you’re going to …Italy

The Food of Love by Anthony Capella

Enchanted by Italy’s rich culture, first-time American visitor Laura finds herself falling for the handsome Tomasso, who woos her with magnificent meals and hides the fact that shy, enamored Bruno is actually the chef.

 

If you’re going to… Australia

The Dry by Jane Harper

Receiving a sinister anonymous note after his best friend’s suspicious death, federal agent Aaron Falk is forced to confront the fallout of a twenty-year-old false alibi against a backdrop of the worst drought Melbourne has seen in a century

 

If you’re going to …Alaska

Every Body on Deck by G. A. McKevett

Eagerly accepting a security detail job on a luxurious Alaskan cruise to protect a famed mystery writer, Savannah Reid tackles a particularly dramatic case when her charge inexplicably flees the ship and is killed in a suspicious accident

If you’re going to …Japan

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

In early 1900s Korea, prized daughter Sunja finds herself pregnant and alone, bringing shame on her family until a young tubercular minister offers to marry her and move with her to Japan, in the saga of one family bound together as their faith and identity are called into question.

If you’re going to …Scotland

The House Between Tides by Sarah Maine

Leaving a strained marriage to return to her ancestral home in Scotland, Hetty discovers human remains beneath a basement floorboard and uncovers the century-old story of an unfaithful painter and a wife who went missing under mysterious circumstances.

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

 

 

 

Summer Reading at Syosset Library is Almost Here!

Great news: The Adult Summer Reading Club is back and ready for another great summer!

Registration for the Syosset Public Library’s 8th Annual Adult Summer Reading Club will begin on Tuesday, June 6, 2017.  The program is as simple and stress-free as last year, just the way summer should be! Sign up and submit titles of any book you start reading on the day you register for the program and finish reading by Friday, August 11. For each title you submit, you will have a chance to win raffle prizes in our weekly drawings and at the Adult Summer Reading Club Wrap-Up Party on Wednesday, August 16.

We will kick-off the Summer with two very special events:

Title Swap with Librarians on Tuesday, June 6 at 1:30 PM on the 2nd Floor 

Local Author Showcase on Tuesday, June 6 at 7 PM in the Theater

Adult Summer Reading Club members will receive complimentary raffle tickets for attending one or both events.

Club is open to Syosset School District residents 18 years or older with a valid Syosset Public Library Card.  The two events are open to all.

See a Readers’ Services Librarian on the 2nd floor to register for the Adult Summer Reading Club.  Registration begins on Tuesday, June 6.  You must register in person at the Readers’ Services Desk before submitting raffle tickets. The sooner you register, the more books you will have time to read. Please remember: you cannot backtrack your books. Only books you start reading from the day you register through August 11 can be submitted.

Registration is not required to attend events, so bring your friends!

We look forward to another great summer of fantastic books!

Join us again this year!

Please call the Readers’ Services Department with any questions 516-921-7161 x 239 or email us at Readersservices@syossetlibrary.org.

For more information, see our website which will be advertising our Summer Reading Programs soon.

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

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