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Have You Heard About Our Podcast?

Hey podcast fans! You may not know this but Syosset Public Library has been podcasting for about two years.   The podcast episodes feature interesting conversation on a wide variety of subjects – not just about books and reading.  Listen to our librarians interview authors, Syosset citizens and celebrities, and experts on all sorts of topics.   Here is a sampling of episodes that also happen to be our most listened to offerings:

Episode Thirty Eight: Syosset Stories, It’s SUE BIRD! 

Four time Olympic gold medal winner! Voted one of the WNBA’s top players of all time! Professional basketball player, Sue Bird took the time to talk with us about her childhood right here in Syosset.

 

Episode Eighty: Jon Lovett

Lovett, podcaster supreme (Pod Save America), former speech-writer for President Obama, and Syosset alum lends us his voice and humor! Lovett joins us to share his favorite memories of Syosset and how he went from mathematics major to a political speech writer.

Episode One: An Introduction to Us!

Give us our Gatsby! An interview featuring Dr. Charles Riley, Director of the Nassau County Museum of Art.

 

 

Special Episode: One

In the wake of COVID-19 libraries, educators, authors, and publishers are coming together to find new ways to reach the public. Skip Dye of Penguin Random House graciously agreed to chat with us about the recent policy released by his company which will allow us to use remote services and social media to provide Storytimes and beyond to our communities as we practice responsible social distancing.

Episode Three: We LUG NY

Sy-Con Presents Bricks Rock was a fun filled event at our library! In this episode, we sat down with three members of I LUG NY, the NY Tri-State LEGO Users group to chat about growing up and holding on to what were once considered “childish things” as a way to make connections with others — and where libraries can fit into this philosophy.

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

 

 

Long Island Railroad Memories

Newsday recently reported that Long island Rail Road ridership is down 76% since the coronavirus crisis began. With a decline in ridership, LIRR cut service 35%. ( Newsday March 25, 2020).

With fewer commuters, perhaps the old Syosset Station would still be in use:

The railroad arrived in Syosset in 1854. The station house pictured here was originally located Far Rockaway and was moved to Syosset in 1877.

Prior to the rail road travel from Syosset was quite an ordeal:

 

This is the Syosset Station that Theodore Roosevelt would have known.

The Syosset LIRR station

Roosevelt would often ride down from Sagamore Hill to travel from the Syosset station. He reportedly boarded his horse at the Spreer Hotel (below), which was located on the west side of Jackson Avenue, south of Whitney Avenue.

-posted by Barney, Reference Services

 

 

Thanks to Local Businesses!

The Syosset Public Library Readers’ Services Department would like to thank the following local businesses for their generous donations to the 2017 Adult Summer Reading Club!

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American Dry Cleaners

Angel Tips

Bareburger

Beltrami: A Men’s Store

Ben’s NY Kosher

Brothers 3 Pools (Sayville Location)

Butera’s Restaurants

Card$mart

Celebrity Diner

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Chopt: Creative Salad Company

Chris & Tony’s Italian Restaurant & Catering

Christina’s Epicure

Cindi’s Boutique

Denny’s Childrenswear

Eastern Breeze Nails & Spa

George Martin’s Grillfire

Gloss New York Salon

Hurricane Grill

Iavarone Brothers

It’s a Girl Thing Gifts & More

Jack Nails

Jericho Pharmacy

Jerrie Shop

The Lite Choice

Luxy Nails & Spa

Maddy Fine Jewelers

Mario’s Pizzeria

Max & Gino’s All American Clothing Co.

Meyer’s Farmstand

Mixology Clothing Company

Mrtique

Ms’tique Boutique

Nail Gallery & Spa

One Small Step

Party City

Phil’s Pizzeria & Restaurant

Prime Time Butcher

Ray Leventhal Clothing

Salon Entourage

ShopRite

Steve’s Piccola Bussola

TOPSPIN TENNIS & FITNESS

Trader Joe’s

Wild Fig Mediterranean Grill & Pideria

Woodbury Pizzeria & Restaurant

Woodbury Wine Market

Yiasou Yeeros Authentic Greek Eatery

Authors:

Camille Perri & Brenda Janowitz

Publishing Companies:

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

Pictured above Readers’ Services librarians with author Camille Perri (from left to right) Stacey Levine, Evelyn Hershkowitz, Camille Perri, Lisa Jones, Jean Simpson and Head of Readers services, Jackie Ranaldo.

-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

Thanks to Local Businesses!

summer wrap up 2015The Syosset Public Library Readers’ Services Department would like to thank the following local businesses for their generous donations to the 2015 Adult Summer Reading Club!

Pictured above: Readers’s Services Librarians with guest author: (left to right) Evelyn Hershkowitz, Stacey Levine, author Rosanna Chiofalo,  Jackie Ranaldo and Jean Simpson.

Ace Florist of Syosset

Angel Tips

Ayhan’s Shish-Kebab Mediterranean Restaurants

BurgerFi

Butera’s Restaurant of Woodbury

CardSmart

Diva Nails

Dugan’s Sandwich Shop

Dunkin Donuts (Woodbury Commons)

Eastern Breeze Nails & Spa

Fresh Market

Gabby’s Gourmet

George Martin’s Grillfire

Great Shapes Swimwear and Lingerie

Iavarone Brothers

Jack Nails

Jerrie Shop

Lonny’s Woodbury

Lovely Nails

Maddy Fine Jewelers

Max & Gino’s All American Clothing Co.

Mixology

Mr’Tique

Ms’tique Boutique

New York Sports Club of Syosset

Oasis Beauty Spa

One Small Step

Orange Theory Fitness

Party City

Prime Time Butcher

Ray Leventhal Clothing

Realistic Nails

Salon Entourage

ShopRite

Steve’s Piccola Bussola Italian Ristorante

Stop & Shop

Tenjin Japanese Restaurant

Trader Joe’s

Wild Fig Mediterranean Grill & Pideria

The Balloons at the August 12 Wrap-Up party were generously donated by Party City (Woodbury). 

We would also like to thank

HarperCollins Library Marketing Team

Macmillan Library Marketing Team

St. Martin’s Press

Simon and Schuster, Inc.Education & Library Division

for their generous book donations used for our weekly raffle prizes and genre book sets!

  • posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

 

Lollipop Farm Train Back on Track!

lollipop tractorThe newly restored Lollipop Farm Train will make its debut this weekend at the Greenlawn Pickle Festival.  On Saturday, September 21, the Greenlawn-Centerport Historical Association will host the 34th annual Pickle Festival at the John Gardiner Farm, located at 900 Park Avenue, Huntington. Among the many events and activities, the highlight will be the opening of the original Lollipop Farm Train, which has recently been restored by members of the Historical Association. The train will be open for children to enjoy a ride and experience a piece of Syosset history.  The train was a prime attraction at the Lollipop Farm petting zoo, located at Jericho Turnpike and Jackson Avenue. The original train locomotive has been fitted with a new engine, and the train has been repainted to its original yellow and red color scheme.

In addition to the train, the Pickle Festival will feature hay rides, a corn maze, potato digging demonstrations, antique cars and trucks, home-baked goods and local farm produce. For more information about the Pickle Festival call 631-754-1180. The John Gardiner Farm is located at 900 Park Avenue, Huntington, NY.

– posted by Barney, Reference Services