Wednesday, May 20, 2015

June 1st - 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. - Adult Summer Reading Club “Out of the Ordinary...Extraordinary” Kickoff

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The East Meadow Public Library Reader Services Department is excited to announce our fourth annual Adult Summer Reading Club.  It is a great way to learn about new titles to read during the lazy days of summer and a chance to participate in fun book programs!  Just sign up and then submit any titles you have read during the summer months.

The first sign up day will be Monday, June 1st. Our kickoff party will be held in the library lobby from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Can't make it?  You can register anytime between June 1st and August 4th at the Reference Desk or online at our website: https://ny.evanced.info/eastmeadow/sr/homepage.asp?ProgramID=13. Please choose to either enroll and review online or to enroll and submit reviews at the Reference Desk.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

May 19 at 7:30 p.m. – Evening Book Discussion: The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud

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Join us on May 19 at 7:30 p.m. as we discuss Claire Messud's intriguing novel, The Woman Upstairs.  This Washington Post Top Ten Book of the Year will be presented by Joy Brann.

Friday, April 17, 2015

April 21 at 7:30 p.m. - Evening Book Discussion: The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman

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Join us on April 21 at 7:30 p.m. as we discuss the mesmerizing and illuminating, Alice Hoffman's The Museum of Extraordinary Things.  It is the story of an electric and impassioned love between two vastly different souls in New York during the volatile first decades of the 20th century.  Hoffman weaves her trademark magic and masterful storytelling to unite her characters in a sizzling, tender, and moving story of self-discovery in tumultuous times.  This Long Island Reads selection will be presented by Harriet Hagenbruch.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April 16 at 12:30 p.m. - Lunch 'N Books: The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman


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Join us on April 16 at 12:30 p.m. as we discuss the mesmerizing and illuminating, Alice Hoffman's The Museum of Extraordinary Things.  It is the story of an electric and impassioned love between two vastly different souls in New York during the volatile first decades of the 20th century.  Hoffman weaves her trademark magic and masterful storytelling to unite her characters in a sizzling, tender, and moving story of self-discovery in tumultuous times.  This Long Island Reads selection will be moderated by Martin Haas, PhD.




Wednesday, March 4, 2015

March 31 at 7:00 p.m. - Evening Book Discussion: The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar - Skype with Author!

Join us on March 31 at 7:00 p.m. as we skype with Thrity Umrigar, author of The Space Between Us, The Weight of Heaven, and The World We Found.  For this special presentation, Ms. Umrigar will discuss her latest work, The Story Hour, a heartbreakingly honest novel about friendship, family, secrets, forgiveness, and second chances.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Reader Services Has Some Books to Keep You Warm

It's winter with a vengeance and we're all stuck inside.  Instead of fretting (and freezing), may we suggest two good, long, page-turners to take you away. Curl up on the couch with a cup of chamomile, your favorite furry friend, and a good book to start feeling warm again.

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Theodore Decker, a 13 year old NYC prep school student, is in trouble and may be suspended. On the way to the parent-teacher conference, he and his mother decide to stop in at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to view an exhibition.  While his mother looks at the paintings, Theo separates from her to follow a young girl who's with an older man.  An explosion occurs and he is thrown to the ground along with the other museum attendees. The old man, now dying, insists he take the painting by Fabritius, The Goldfinch, and a ring out of the museum, and gives him a name to contact.  When he gets back to his Greenwich Village apartment, he finds that his mother died in the explosion and that he is virtually an orphan; his father having left them without a contact many years ago.  Thus begins Donna Tartt's tour de force novel The Goldfinch, a compelling book that explores the themes of family, friendship, luck, atonement, redemption and fate.  As they follow Theo's life path, readers will be caught up in the twists and turns that destroy and remake him, and ultimately bring him to the place he needs to be.  This book deservedly won the Pulitzer Prize and the Andrew Carnegie Medal of Excellence.

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What could be better than a murder mystery?  How about one that is somehow tied to a bio-terrorism plot on an international level.  If this sounds intriguing, you'll probably love Terry Hayes' I am Pilgrim, a novel that will leave you breathless.   "Saracen", a radicalized Saudi, patiently concocts a failure proof scheme to take America down and avenge the death of his father.  As ex-CIA operative Pilgrim attempts to unravel his plot, the reader moves with him from Britain to France, Saudi Arabia and  Afghanistan following the clues that will hopefully prevent a melt-down.  First time author Hayes is a screenwriter and his book reads like a James Bond movie.
 
Happy reading!


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

February 1st through February 14th - Blind Date with a Book

In honor of Valentine's Day, from February 1st through February 14th, we'd like to "fix you up" with a blind date!  We'll select a variety of library books, wrap them up in festive paper and you won't know the "identity" of your blind date till you get home.

Try it! You may end up having a great read with a book you never would have thought to choose.  With each book is a "Rate a Date" slip, simply say whatever you want about your date.  Return your slip to enter our raffle for a special prize, one entry per person.  For more information, please call the Reader Services Department at 516-794-2570 ext.236.