Share tea, coffee and cookies, as well as your favorite titles with the Readers’ Services staff of the Syosset Public Library. Join librarians Jackie Ranaldo, Stacey Levine, Jean Simpson, Lisa Jones, Ralph Guiteau and Evelyn Hershkowitz for a fun hour of sharing the titles of our favorite books.
Looking for something particular? Suspense? Biography? Adventure? Your next Book Club pick? Ask the group … we promise you’ll leave with a great Summer reading list. Not able to make the program? No worries. A list of the discussed titles will be left at each public service desk. They will also be made available on our website. We will be meeting on the 2nd floor right in front of our fireplace.
We look forward to seeing you there!
This program is free and no registration is required.
Can’t wait until then for a recommendation? Check out our past titles here.
A teenage girl is unable to leave her home because she has an immunodeficiency that makes her allergic to almost everything. However, her life changes for the better when she begins to communicate with the boy next door. Adapted from the YA novel of the same name by Nicola Yoon.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (May 19)
A family road trip to attend Meemaw’s 90th birthday party goes hilariously off course–thanks to Greg’s newest scheme to (finally!) become famous. Adapted from the children’s novel of the same name by Jeff Kinney.
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (June 2)
Comedy, Animation, PG
Two grade-school kids hypnotize their mean principal into assuming a secret identity of an under-wear clad superhero who helps their fellow classmates. Adapted from the children’s book series by Dav Pilkey.
My Cousin Rachel (June 9)
Drama, Romance, PG-13
This film tells the story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feeling become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms. Adapted from the novel of the same name by Daphne Du Maurier.
“In Kabul, 2007, with a drug-addicted father and no brothers, Rahima and her sisters can only sporadically attend school, and can rarely leave the house. Their only hope lies in the ancient custom of bacha posh, which allows young Rahima to dress and be treated as a boy until she is of marriageable age. As a son, she can attend school, go to the market, and chaperone her older sisters. But Rahima is not the first in her family to adopt this unusual custom. A century earlier, her great-great grandmother, Shekiba, left orphaned by an epidemic, saved herself and built a new life the same way. Crisscrossing in time, The Pearl the Broke Its Shell interweaves the tales of these two women separated by a century who share similar destinies.”
“What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when the future, no longer a ladder toward your goals in life, flattens out into a perpetual present? What does it mean to have a child, to nurture a new life as another fades away? These are some of the questions the author Paul Kalanithi wrestles with in this profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir.”
When Ben Solomon accuses Elliot Rosenzweig, a respected civic leader and wealthy philanthropist, of being a former Nazi SS officer named Otto Piatek, two lives, two worlds, and sixty years converge in a race to redemption.
The National Book Award–winning author of The Echo Maker delivers his most emotionally charged novel to date, inspired by the myth of Orpheus.
Composer Peter Els opens the door one evening to find the police on his doorstep. His home microbiology lab—the latest experiment in his lifelong attempt to find music in surprising patterns—has aroused the suspicions of Homeland Security. Panicked by the raid, Els turns fugitive. As an Internet-fueled hysteria erupts, Els—the “Bioterrorist Bach”—pays a final visit to the people he loves, those who shaped his musical journey. Through the help of his ex-wife, his daughter, and his longtime collaborator, Els hatches a plan to turn this disastrous collision with the security state into a work of art that will reawaken its audience to the sounds all around them.