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Year-End Readers’ Services Celebration

with Author Kitty Zeldis

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 2 PM

Join the Readers’ Services Staff for an exciting Year-End Celebration featuring Kitty Zeldis, author of the 2018 novel Not Our Kind. Ms. Zeldis will discuss her historical fiction novel set in postwar New York City and the writer’s life. Refreshments will be served. All attendees will receive a ticket to win a raffle prize.

Copies of Not Our Kind will be sold by the Friends of the Library at the event (Cash Only). 

This program is free.

No registration required.

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

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

Evening Book Discussion

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

7:30 PM

with Ralph Guiteau, Readers’ Services Librarian

“Bourdain spares no one’s appetite when he told all about what happens behind the kitchen door. Bourdain uses the same “take-no-prisoners” attitude in his deliciously funny and shockingly delectable book, sure to delight gourmands and philistines alike.” – 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

Adult Winter Reading Club Starts

Welcome to the Syosset Library’s Adult Winter Reading Club.

Visit the Readers’ Services Desk on the second floor to register and receive your Adult Winter Reading Club BINGO card. Read any book within the assigned author categories to complete a BINGO. For each BINGO you complete, a ticket will be entered to win a raffle prize.

Winners will be announced on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. In-person registration is required and begins on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.  Open to SSD residents 18 years or older with a valid library card.

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

 

Title Swap Tuesdays

Title Swap* Tuesdays

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

at 1:30 pm

Share tea, cookies and your favorite titles with Readers’ Services staff.  We promise you’ll leave with a list of good reads.

See you there!

*What is a Title Swap?
Title Swap is a time for patrons and Readers’ Services librarians to gather in front of the fireplace to share titles they’ve enjoyed. The discussion is always lively and refreshments are served. After the title swap, a list of the titles mentioned is compiled and made available at the library.

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

Afternoon Book Discussion

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 1 PM

With Jackie Ranaldo, Head of Readers’ Services

When a custody battle divides her placid town, straitlaced family woman Elena Richardson finds herself pitted against her enigmatic tenant and becomes obsessed with exposing her past, only to trigger devastating consequences for both families.

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

 

November is NaNoWriMo

National Novel Writing Month is an international program for aspiring writers that began in 1999. The Syosset Public Library is an official NaNoWriMo  “write in” location. Participants are invited to drop by to write anytime. For information about NaNoWriMo, visit www.nanowrimo.org

 

KICK-OFF AT MONGO’S COFFEE*

Monday, November 4, 7:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.

Play games, chat about writing prompts, and gear up to write. Complimentary coffee and discounts on food and specialty beverages.

WRITE-IN WEDNESDAY

November 6, 13, 20, & 27, 6:30 P.M. to 8:45 P.M.

Come write in a space set aside for NaNoWriMo writers to gather and get their word count up without outside distractions. Light snacks provided.

WRAP-UP AT MONGO’S COFFEE* – The Business of Being an Author

Monday, December 2, 7 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.

Interested in getting published? Learn how to query a literary agent and how to promote yourself and your work even before you are published from award-winning debut author Natalie S. Harnett. Complimentary coffee and discounts on food and specialty beverages.

*Mongo’s Coffee is located at 170 Michael Drive in Syosset.

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

Afternoon Book Discussion

CELEBRATING NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY

2019 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction Winner

with Evelyn Hershkowitz, Readers’ Services Librarian

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

  at 1 PM – NEW TIME

“A novel set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris follows the director of a Chicago art gallery and a woman looking for her estranged daughter in Paris who both struggle to come to terms with the ways AIDS has affected their lives.” -from the publisher

The program is free.

No registration required.

Books are at the Circulation Desk.

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

-posted by Evelyn, Readers’ Services