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1. Thanksgiving Turkey Rods!

The days are shorter, the air is crisp. Perhaps your house smells like fresh baked cornbread?

Thanksgiving is only short two days away!

While the dark might make some younger patrons sleepy, Monday night, some young gourmets trotted into the Syosset Library Children's Room to make a Thanksgiving treat!

Check out some pictures of the adorable Thanksgiving Turkey Rods below. If you ask me, they look too cute to eat. Almost.

Don't you just want to gobble (gobble) them up?

Happy Thanksgiving Day!
-Posted by Miss Jessikah

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2. Clifford the Big Red Dog

 Clifford the Big Red Dog visited the library a few weeks ago!  Check out his visit below:

 Thanks, Clifford!

Posted by Amy

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3. Veteran's Day

The Syosset Library recently presented two programs in honor of Veteran’s Day. 

Author Valerie Pfundstein visited the Children’s Room on November 5th and read her book Veterans: Heroes in Our Neighborhood to an audience of adults and children.  In a moving presentation, she told us stories about friends and family members who are veterans, including one German Shepherd. She encouraged the children to find the veterans in their own families and to write down their stories.  

On Veteran’s Day, the Banjo Rascals performed a patriotic themed concert in our theater for the enjoyment of all.

A world of gratitude to all our veterans, past and present.

Posted by Sue Ann

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School

by Jeff Kinney

The new Diary of a Wimpy kid book is released Tuesday, November 3.

Reserve your copy today to find out what happens next to Greg Heffley.

Life was better in the old days. Or was it?

That's the question Greg Heffley is asking as his town voluntarily unplugs and goes electronics-free. But modern life has its conveniences, and Greg isn't cut out for an old-fashioned world.

With tension building inside and outside the Heffley home, will Greg find a way to survive?

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Do you know about our Museum Pass Program?

As a Syosset/Woodbury resident you can reserve a pass to one of the 24 participating museums on Long Island and Manhattan.  From the ever-popular L.I. Children's Museum to Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery, Whaling Museum, Garvies Point, Nassau County Firefighters Museum, Old Bethpage Village Restoration, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and much more.

Each pass allows free admittance for several adults and children.  You can reserve your Museum Pass online following this link http://www.syossetlibrary.org/museum-pass-program 
or call 921-7161 ext. 239. 

You can find the full listing in our brochure at the Children's Desk.

Submitted by:  Miss Rosemarie

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6. Time Capsule

Our time capsule begins Monday, October 19th and will continue through Sunday, October 25th.  Take a step into the future and help fill a time capsule that will be opened in 30 years on October 21, 2045! 

For all ages; no registration required. 

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7. That Spooky Time of Year!

The sky is getting darker earlier each night, and pumpkins are everywhere.  While costumes and candy are likely on everyone's mind, another Halloween tradition lurks within the stacks of your own library!

Scary Stories! Whether you prefer short tales to chill your bones, or a longer page turner with shivers waiting within each chapter, Syosset Public Library has just what you need.

Here are some of my own favorites.

Not for the feint of heart, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, is a favorite! These books have been around for decades, and feature short tales no longer than four pages long. If Stephen Gammell's illustrations don't scare you away from the cover art, you will surely enjoy the series as a whole.

If you're pressed for time, check out Half-Minute Horrors, a collection of short stories from famous authors such as, Lemony Snicket, and Neil Gaiman. Each story proves that you don't need more than 30 seconds to tell a good scary story. 

Another longtime favorite is the Goosebumps series, by R.L. Stine. These books have freaked out readers since the early 90's, and has gone on to spawn a television series, as well as several movies, one of which is due out October 16th, 2015.

For those who find these books to be mere appetizers, feel free to check out anything from the list below, which are longer reads, but still quite freaky.

Happy hauntings!

- Miss Jessikah

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8. Autism-friendly program!

On Sunday, October 4 the Syosset Public Library presented our 3rd annual autism-friendly performance.  This year Plaza Productions, Inc. put on a wonderful production of Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jr.  The performance was specially designed and adapted for children with autism and autism-spectrum disorders and their families.  We provide a calming corner and coping tools in the lobby and families are welcome to visit at any time during the performance.  If you would like information about upcoming performances, please leave us a comment.

Posted by Amy

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9. Family Maker Fun

Wednesday evening we had a great program at the library -- Family Maker Fun!  As you can tell by the name, we certainly had fun.  Families came and played with various building toys together -- ZOOBS, K'NEX, a Quadrilla marble roller coaster, Keva planks, Snap Circuits, Jr. and of course, LEGOs. The next Family Maker Fun is on Wednesday, October 28th at 7 PM (registration date is October 14th). Hope to see you there!

 Posted by Sue Ann

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10. It's Finally Fall

September 23rd is the first day of Fall. It is the time of year to play in the leaves, eat pumpkin pie, and drink hot apple cider. We have already gotten some cool fall weather. Here are some books to cozy with this fall season.

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11. Syosset Street Fair

The town of Syosset is hosting their annual Street Fair:

  Sunday, September 20th from 10:00am-5:00pm.

Along with vendors and local stores the library will be there, too!

Come visit us.  We will have give-aways, raffle prizes and information on upcoming events
for children, teens and adults.

Submitted by:  Miss Rosemarie

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12. Miss Piggy and Kermit: From the Happiness Hotel to the Heartbreak Hotel!

Well, I rarely pay attention to celebrity gossip, but this particular piece has to do with The Muppets!

As I'm sure you've heard, after 40 years, Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog have split!

Say it isn't so!

Sadly, the news is true, and both have publicly stated that they had come to the mutual decision to end their relationship. The famous Frog and Pig duo announced their break up over (what else?) social media this past August. While Kermit and Piggy have been known to bicker in public, the main source of their choice might just be that Piggy herself, is more in love with the spotlight than Kermit is comfortable. 

This news comes hot on the heels of the new Muppet show, which will be airing on ABC in a few weeks. For those of us who care to relive the glory days of Miss Piggy and Kermit's love, the The Syosset Public Library offers an extensive collection of classic Muppet related media. This includes DVD's, CD Soundtracks, and books! One book in particular interest to this topic is Miss Piggy's Night Out, an early reader, featuring a date between the two when they were just young love birds -- er -- love PIGS and FROGS. 

To rub salt on the wounds of the news, rumor has it that Kermit has already moved on with a new pig named Denise! However, in typical form, Mr. The Frog remains coy, insisting over Twitter that the two (he and Denise) are just good friends. 

-A heart-broken Miss Jessikah

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13. Let’s give a big cheer for a new school year!

 Summer is winding down and school starts up again next week!  Stop by the library to pick up some great back to school books to help ease the transition and get kids excited about school!







Have a great first day back kids (and teachers and parents)!!

Posted by Amy

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14. Celebrating the Works of Children's Author Ann McGovern (May 25, 1930- August 8, 2015)

Ann Mcgovern, popular children's book author died last week. According to a New York times article, Ann Mcgovern is the author of more than fifty books for children. She is best remembered for her adaption of "Stone Soup," a retelling of a traditional folktale.

According to a New York times article, Mcgovern "has sold over thirty million copies". Many of her books incorporated the artwork of talented illustrators including Ezra Jack Keats and Tomie dePaola.

Here are some books to check out written by Ann Mcgovern:

Peter complains his house is too noisy so the wise man advises him to obtain some rather unusual house guests.

When the little old lady claims she has no food to give him, a hungry young man proceeds to make a soup with a stone and water.

A biography of the ichthyologist whose interest in fish began at the age of nine during weekly trips to the Aquarium in New York City.

posted by Miss Meghan

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15. Superhero Reading

Although our Summer Reading program comes to a close this Saturday, August 8th there is still plenty of time to do some reading.  Here are some titles in keeping with this summer's Superhero theme:

http://catalog.syossetlibrary.org/search/?searchtype=t&searcharg=the+big+book+of+superheroes&sortdropdown=-&SORT=D&extended=0&SUBMIT=Search&searchlimits=&searchorigarg=thero                                                                                          http://catalog.syossetlibrary.org/search/?searchtype=t&searcharg=the+big+book+of+superheroes&sortdropdown=-&SORT=D&extended=0&SUBMIT=Search&searchlimits=&searchorigarg=thero

Submitted by:  Miss Rosemarie

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We are in our sixth week of summer reading and so far Syosset kids have read 3024 books.  

Our last day is August 8th, if you haven't signed up yet you still have time to come in and receive prizes.

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17. What in the Wizarding World is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child?

Alright, Potter fans!  I make no secret that I am absolutely WILD about Harry (Potter, that is)!

So, naturally, I have been pretty excited by recent news from Harry's literary "mother", J.K. Rowling.

You see, after the completion of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Ms. Rowling implied that she was finished writing about Harry and his world. Then, a year or so back, we were told that a new trilogy of films based on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them would be making their way to our big screens soon!  And THEN Ms. Rowling began writing short stories about non-central characters in the Potterverse, for instance, Draco Malfoy (is he really such a bad guy?), or the Durselys (was this one really necessary?). But the biggest news by far is that a stage play penned by Ms. Rowling herself would be making its way to London's West End (which is the city's equivalent to our Broadway's theater district).  The play will be called, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

But what is The Cursed Child, exactly?  Some news has leaked that part of the story would deal with Harry's parents, including James Potter and his Marauder friends. So, naturally, fans had assumed the story would be a prequel.  Only, Rowling herself has tweeted otherwise.

Fans have also wondered why The Cursed Child will not be released in novel form. 

Ms. Rowling has answered this is as well, yet she remains coy on the matter.

With all of this teasing, the fact remains that as American fans of the Harry Potter (now) franchise, we would all require a trip to London in order to experience this play for ourselves!  So, would anyone be up for joining me in chartering a plane to the UK for the summer of 2016?

-Posted by Miss Jessikah

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Summer Reading 2015 is in full swing here in the Children's Room.  The kids (and staff) are having a lot of fun with this years theme - Every Hero Has a Story.  Take a look...

Stop by and visit our photo booth and take your own superhero photos!

Posted by Amy

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19. Happy Children's Book Week!

This week we kick off Children’s Book Week, May 4-10. It’s the 96th anniversary of the annual celebration of books for young children, a week to enjoy your favorite books, authors, and illustrators!

Established in 1919, Children's Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year,  events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes wherever young readers and books connect!

 Visit the link below to see fun activities or local events in your area!


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20. Memorial Day

Memorial Day is almost here. On this day, we remember those who have died while serving in the armed forces. Here are some books to read on this holiday.

A boy and his father come from far away to visit the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington and find the name of the boy's grandfather, who was killed in the conflict.

Introduces the history of our national burial ground and discusses some of the people, particularly those in the American military services, who are buried there.

Recounts the efforts of Moina Belle Michael to launch a national campaign establishing the red poppy of Flanders Fields as a reminder of the sacrifice and courage of America's soldiers.

Discusses World War I, the creation of the memorial to the soldiers who died in it, the parts of the memorial, and its restoration and addition of a museum.

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21. Gearing up for Summer Reading 2015

Our army of superheroes are ready to be mobilized and are on there way to a school near you!  Look for them in your school library or resource room as they promote this summer's reading program -- Every Hero has a Story.  We will have lots of exciting programs and prizes as you read your way through the summer.  Summer reading begins Monday, June 22nd.  Looking forward to seeing you then!  

Posted by Sue Ann

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Did you know that 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the publishing of Lewis Carroll's, Alice in Wonderland?

To mark to occasion, we will be offering an Alice in Wonderland drop in craft for children ages 3 and up (with a caregiver) on Wednesday, June 10 from 10-11:30 AM.  No registration is required.  This event is hosted in cooperation with the Town of Oyster Bay's program Oyster Bay Reads.

See you then!

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23. Happy Birthday Maurice Sendak!

 Born on June 10, 1928 in Brooklyn, NY  "Maurice Sendak has been called the Picasso of children's literature, and godfather to generations of readers."  His best known book, "Where the Wild Things Are," which he wrote and illustrated, launched him to worldwide fame.


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24. Yeah, for summer!

Summer arrives on Sunday, June 21st at 12:38pm.  It's time to laugh a little louder, run a little faster, jump a little higher AND read a little more.  

That's right, summer is a perfect time to pick up a book.  In between pool dates, park visits and camp a book is a great way to take a mental vacation.

The start of summer also kicks off our Summer Reading Program where reading can earn you weekly prizes and a chance to attend our exciting, invitation-only closing program.  

This year's theme is EVERY HERO HAS A STORY.  Choose a book about your favorite hero or let our librarians or our book lists help you find the perfect summer read.

We hope to see you on June 22nd when registration begins for our summer reading program.

Submitted by:  Miss Rosemarie

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25. Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July! It's time to have barbecues, watch fireworks, and celebrate with family and friends.

Here are some quick facts about July 4th:

  • July 4th is Independence Day or also known as America’s birthday in the United States.
  • We celebrate the 4th of July because it represents the day that America became separate from British rule.
  • The Declaration of Independence was written on July 2nd 1776.
  • The colonists decided to write a document announcing they were no longer part of the British government and they were going to be a new nation called the United States of America.
  • This document is known as the Declaration of Independence.

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