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Your Next Book Club Pick…The Dog Days of Summer

Have you ever wondered what is meant by the expression: “The Dog Days of Summer”? Well, I have, so I did a little research. The Dog Days of Summer are traditionally the 40 days beginning July 3 and ending August 11, during which the morning rise of the Dog Star, Sirius, occurs. Sirius is the brightest star that we see (not counting the sun) and is part of the constellation Canis Major or Greater Dog, hence the expression. Here are some very discussible title suggestions for your summertime book club meetings, all having the words summer or dog in their titles:

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This article first appeared in the July 2018 issue of the Book Club Insider.

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

 

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Five Years on the Blog: July

Welcome back to our regular monthly feature: A walk through some of  SyossetRandR’s blog posts for the past five years:

2017: A MUSEUM OUTING WITH YOUR BOOK CLUB

2016: TO THE MOON AND BEYOND

2015: PRESIDENTIAL PARDON

2014: WHAT WE’RE READING NOW

2013:  ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY’S TOP 100

Watch out for our next look down blog memory lane again in August!

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

Book Trivia!

Book Trivia

“An 2018 Adult Summer

Reading Club Event”

Tuesday, July 31. 2 PM

 

Bring your smartphone or tablet and come play Book Trivia with the Readers’ Services Librarians using the Kahoot! Trivia App. Don’t own a smartphone or    tablet? Call ahead and let us know:              516-921-7161 x 239. We will have a limited number of devices to share for the event.

This event is free.

All are welcome!

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

 

Afternoon Book Club

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

1:30 PM

with Jean Simpson, Readers’ Services Librarian

An African American lawman struggles to come to terms with the moral fallout of crimes committed by his loved ones when he learns that he was wrongly taken from his biological mother and that his white foster father exploited their family’s influence to retain custody. -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.

-poste by Jean S,. Readers’ Services

 

Evening Book Discussion

with Jackie Ranaldo, Head of Readers’ Services

“A socially awkward, routine-oriented loner teams up with a bumbling IT guy from her office to assist an elderly accident victim, forging a friendship that saves all three from lives of isolation and secret unhappiness.”  -from the publisher

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

7:30 PM


This 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 Jackie, Readers’ Services

BOOK-TO-FILM DISCUSSION

        Friday, July 6, 2018

     2 PM  

With Lisa Hollander, Readers’ Services Librarian

Adapted from the bestselling novel by Charles Martin, The Mountain Between Us, stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow-covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness.

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 Lisa H., Readers’ Services

 

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