Tag Archives: summer reading

What I’m Reading…

I just finished the book Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner which is a new release. Jennifer is one of my favorite authors and loves to connect to her fans on all forms of social media. When her publisher decided to move UP the date of publication, it was not expected as many other books were pushed back. It does not disappoint.

Instagram influencer Daphne Berg is shocked when Drue Cavanaugh comes back into her life six years after huge fight.  Daphne hasn’t spoken one word to Drue in all this time so when Drue asks if she will be her maid-of-honor at the society wedding of the summer, Daphne is speechless but agrees to do it.

About halfway through the book there is an interesting twist and I don’t want to ruin it but I was shocked because I did not see it coming. Along the way Weiner touches on topics like Instagram filters, weight and the complexities of both female friendships and family.  I highly recommend it for a good summer escape.

Big Summer is available in ebook and audiobook formats in Overdrive.

-posted by Lisa H., Readers’ Services

Title Swap Tuesdays

Excited to hear about our favorite books? Join the Readers’ Services Department each Tuesday afternoon for a fun, lively, genre-specific presentation of all the books we can’t stop talking about. Leave with a list of great reads! No registration required.

Hope to see you there!

Coming up:

-posted by Donna, Readers’ Services

 

 

5 Years on the Blog

As August comes to a close, we take a look at some previous

August blog posts:

2018: DISCOVER SOMETHING NEW 102!

2017: WHAT WE’RE READING NOW

2016: IT’S STILL SUMMER

2015: BOOK TO FILM DISCUSSION

2014: AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB

Enjoy the rest of your summer and have a happy and safe Labor Day!

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

Afternoon Book discussion

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

1:30 PM

With Lisa Hollander & Donna Burger,

Readers’ Services Librarians

“In 1965 Manhattan, chef and Auschwitz survivor Peter Rashkin is resigned to solitude and devotes himself to running his restaurant until he meets and marries June, but the horrors of his past soon overshadow him and his new family.”-from the publisher

This program is free.

No registration required.

Books available are  at the Circulation Desk.

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

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

 

 

 

Evening Book Discussion

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

7:30 PM

with Pam Strudler and Meghan Fangmann, Librarians

“After her mother’s suicide, grief-stricken Leigh Sanders travels to Taiwan to stay with grandparents she never met, determined to find her mother who she believes turned into a bird.” -from the publisher

The program is free.

Teens welcome to join.

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 Pam and Meghan, Teen Services

Afternoon Book Discussion

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 1:30 pm

with Jackie Ranaldo, Head of Readers’ Services

“When her happy middle-class life in Afghanistan is shattered by the rise of the Taliban and her husband’s murder by fundamentalists, former schoolteacher Fereiba embarks on a high-risk effort to escape to England with her three children.” -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