Thursday, 19 September 2013 00:00
The Syosset Public Library Adult Summer Reading Club concluded its fourth season with a Wrap-Up Party held on Wednesday, August 14th. More than 50 members of the club came out to hear local author Brenda Janowitz speak about her newest novel, Recipe for a Happy Life, which was published in July by St. Martin’s Press. Ms. Janowitz was kind enough to do a short reading of her novel, as well as answer patron questions regarding her books, the writing life and the publishing process.
Brenda Janowitz is also author to two other novels: Scot on the Rocks and Jack with a Twist. All three titles can be found on the shelves at the Library. Ms. Janowitz is currently working on her fourth novel. A release date has yet to be determined.
This year’s program ran for 10 weeks, from June 3 through August 14. The 140 patrons who participated in this year’s Adult Summer Reading Club read a combined total of 816 books.
For each book read this summer, patrons were able to submit a raffle ticket review which could then be used for a chance to win raffle prizes. Each week for nine of the 10 weeks, two raffle winners were awarded prizes. At the Wrap-Up party, Ms. Janowitz, randomly selected more than door prize winners and then surprised everyone when she generously donated two of her own books as prizes. Over the course of the night, an additional 60 raffle prizes were awarded.
The Syosset Public Library would like to thank the following local businesses for their generous donations: American Cleaners, Basketworks Fine Chocolate Custom Gift Baskets, Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen, Birch, Hill Market, Butera’s of Woodbury, CardSmart, Center Coffee Shop, Chris & Tony’s Italian Restaurant & Catering, Christina’s Epicure, Denny’s Childrens Wear, Diva Nails, Fingers, Faces & Toes, Iavarone Brothers, Jerrie Shop, Kush Kush Toys & Books, La Bottega Italian Gourmet, La Venezia, Lovely Nails, Maddy Fine Jewelers, Max & Gino’s All American Clothing Co., Mixology Clothing Company, Ms’tique Boutique, One Small Step Children’s Shoes, Pinky Nails, Queen of Nails, Ray Leventhal Clothing, Realistic Nails, Red Mango, Rolf’s Center Delicatessen, Salon Entourage, ShopRite, Steve’s Piccola Bussola Family Style Italian Restaurant, Tenjin Sushi, Town Bagel of Plainview, Trader Joe’s, Unique Salon & Spa, Village Bagels Deli, Vincent’s Barber Shop, Wild Fig Mediterranean Grill & Pideria and Woodbury Sports; and the following authors: Diane Kelly, for donating a signed copy of her novel, Death, Taxes & a French Manicure; Brenda Janowitz, for donating her time in celebrating the Wrap-Up of our fourth season and two copies of her novel, Recipe for a Happy Life, as well as the Macmillan Library Marketing Team and St. Martin’s Press for their generous book donations!
Head of Readers’ Services, Syosset Public Library
Saturday, 07 December 2013 00:00
On Nov. 7, more than 150 supporters gathered for MercyFirst’s Annual Harvest Ball held at The Garden City Hotel, raising more than $100,000 to help fund MercyFirst’s programs.
This year, the 2013 MercyFirst Community Partner Honoree Awards went to three Syosset-Woodbury families: The Millers, The Cliffords and The Majoys.
Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00
On a crisp November evening, more than 200 people arrived at Chelsea Mansion at East Norwich for the Syosset-based Long Island Jewish Community Relations Council’s holiday party, entitled “Multicultural Visions, Artists Exploring Identity.” People from all ethnic and religious walks of life mingled under the heated tent viewing art from six local artists, equally diverse, including Manu Kaur Saluja, a Sikh artist from Old Brookville.
Each artist addressed the audience and talked about art and how it reflects their individual identity as a Jew, a Sikh woman, a Latino woman or an African American man. Saluja, a portrait artist, explained to the audience how identity is a very complicated issue. Standing between two portraits of her brother, a cardiologist, one wearing a black turban and one with his long hair cascading down his shoulders, she explained why she chose to paint these two portraits.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
Fourteen student-athletes from Syosset High School have committed to play at a college or university next year.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
Jericho Celeste Taub, 13, showed that she could run with the big girls (and the big boys!) on Sunday, Nov. 17, as she scored a decisive victory in the Women’s Division of the 5th annual Blue Ribbon Run for Prostate Cancer, a 5-kilometer road race that started and finished at Syosset-Woodbury Community Park.
Taub finished the Run in 20 minutes, 17 seconds, 53 seconds in front of 36-year-old runner-up Kelly Bregou of New York City.