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2018 Adult Summer Reading Club

Welcome to the Syosset Public Library’s

9th annual Adult Summer Reading Club!

The program is simple and stress-free, just the way summer should be! Sign up and submit the titles of any books you start reading from the day you register to August 10, 2018.

For each title you submit, you will have a chance to win raffle prizes in our weekly drawings and at the Summer Reading Wrap-Up Party being held on August 15 at 7 PM.

In person registration is required to participate and begins on Tuesday, June 5 at the Readers’ Services Desk on the 2nd floor. All titles & event tickets must be submitted by Friday, August 10 at 6 PM.

  • Members choose the books they want to read:
  • Adult & Young Adult books qualify – Children’s books do not
  • Audiobooks & eBooks qualify
  • Books must be started and finished between the date you register & 8/10/18
  • Patrons who join the program and submit at least one title will be eligible to participate in raffle drawings at the Wrap-Up Party on August 15 at 7 PM
  • Open to Syosset School District Residents 18 years or older with a valid Library card

See our Newsletter, Website or Readers’ Services Desk for details. Registration is required to participate in the Adult Summer Reading Club raffles. This program is free.

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

 

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Title Swap with Librarians

To celebrate this exciting summer program, the Readers’ Services staff will hold a special Title Swap with Librarians.

Patrons and Librarians will share favorite titles and you will leave with a great summer reading list*!

Attend this event for an opportunity to win a gift basket of books.

This program is free.

No registration required.

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

Presented by Readers’ Services.

*To view prior Title Swap lists of books, please click here.

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

 

Local Author Showcase

Come meet and greet our local authors.

Join us as they share their books!

Tuesday

June 5, 2018 at 7 PM

The authors presenting, and their books:

 

Cara Bradley

Jackie Fischer

Jacqueline Friedland

Jared Harél

Jim Kelly

Stephanie Kepke

John H. Krahn

Ann Marie

Antoinette T. Martin

Dhruva G. Sulibhavi

Michael J. Weinstein

This program is free.

No registration required.

Photographs and videos taken during library

programs may be used for library publicity.

Presented by Reader’s Services.

-posted by Jean S., Readers’ Services

 

 

 

 

Evening Book Discussion

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

at 7:30 PM

with Jean Simpson, Readers’ Services Librarian

“Presents a retelling of the story of Clytemnestra and her children, describing how she plots to murder her long-absent husband for his betrayals and infidelities.”   -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 Jean, Readers’ Services

April’s Art Display

“A picture is worth a thousand words.”

This month’s featured artist is John P. Cardone, a Long Island native, nature photographer, author, and medical educator. His work will be on display from April 7 to April 27.

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His goal, in his own words: “In my waterscape and wildlife images, I try to capture the beauty and spiritual magnificence of nature. My photographs represent a moment in time through unique settings and the amazing personalities of wildlife. I am particularly interested in how nature can calm people’s minds while they take a “time-out” from their hectic, busy lives.”

Come in, view his display, and see if you think he has accomplished his goal. I’m sure you will enjoy his work. For more information about John P. Cardone visit his web site at  www.waterviewsbook.com.  His book, The Healing Power of Nature: A Practical Exploration of How Nature Can Influence Our Health and Well-being  is available for checkout.

**The Art Gallery is located on the main floor near the elevators.**

-posted by Betty, Reference Services

Five Years on the Blog: April

Time again to revisit some of our blog post from the last five years, all appearing in the month of April.

2017: What We’re Reading Now: Audiobook Edition

2016: Broadway Musicals and Plays – Based on, Inspired By or Adapted from Books

2015: Register Your Book Club

2014:  New in DVD

2013: New Music at the Libary

Thanks for reading and watch out for our next look down blog memory lane sometime in May.

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

 

Our April Book Displays

Get Cooking is the theme for our first book display.  What a great collection of cookbooks– cookbooks for healthy eating, diabetics, allergy-friendly, gluten-free, and weight-watchers. There are some great ethnic cookbooks for Italian cookery and the Kosher baker. There are cookbooks for the busy family, cooking for two, the picky eater, and comfort food. The collection even has The Can’t Cook Book: 100+ Recipes for the Absolutely Terrified by Jessica Seinfeld.

 

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., our second book display is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement.  The books cover the man, his dream, and his life. Included topics are the history of the Civil Rights Movement, the March on Washington, and the Freedom Walkers. Also in this display are biographies of Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, James Meredith and Stokely Carmichael.

 

Our 2 mini displays are Holocaust Remembrance Day – April 12, 2018 and In Remembrance – Anita Shreve , bestselling author.

 

Our displays on the third floor:

April is Autism Awareness Month and is the theme for the health display.  It includes books that offer practical guides to autism, understanding autism, and how to care for a child with autism. Also included are how to help autistic persons achieve their dreams and goals. Besides the books, there are lots of handouts.

Celebrate National Library Week April 8-14 is next display (something that is near and dear to me).  Some of the topics covered are the history of libraries from ancient times to the modern public library, how to do research at the library, the Library of Congress and the Dewey Decimal System.

Last but not least, in honor of April is National Poetry Month, is the blue bucket of Poems for your Pocket. Come and take a poem. The blue bucket is sitting at the reference desk on the third floor.

And remember April showers bring May flowers and Syosset Library brings great reads!

**Displays are subject to change during the month**

-posted by Betty, Reference Services