With autumn's arrival, there's never been a perfect time to cozy up with a good movie, TV show, or documentary. Here's new arrivals from September and October. And for Top Gun fans, "Top Gun: Maverick" arrives at the beginning of November!
The adult book club will read "The Other Typist" by Suzanne Rindell during October. This historical fiction novel, set in 1920s New York City, has been compared to the popular "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn.
Confessions are Rose Baker's job. A typist for the New York City Police Department, she sits in judgment like a high priestess. Criminals come before her to admit their transgressions, and, with a few strokes of the keys before her, she seals their fate. But while she may hear about shootings, knifings, and crimes of passion, as soon as she leaves the room, she reverts to a dignified and proper lady. Until Odalie joins the typing pool.
As Rose quickly falls under the stylish, coquettish Odalie’s spell, she is lured into a sparkling underworld of speakeasies and jazz. And what starts as simple fascination turns into an obsession from which she may never recover.
Discussions will occur at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, via Zoom and at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, in the downstairs meeting room.
Book copies are available at SPL. Libby also has digital e-books available.
For information about the adult book club or to receive a Zoom invitation, contact Becky at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The YA Book Club has selected "Deadly Games" by Diana Urban for its October pick.
A first person psychological thriller, “These Deadly Games” follows Crystal Donavan. When she receives a message on a mysterious app with a video of her little sister gagged and bound, she agrees to play the kidnapper's game. The tasks start small — steal a test and stuff it in a locker, bake brownies, etc. — but soon Crystal realizes each task is meant to hurt — and kill — her friends, one by one. But if she refuses to play, the kidnapper will kill her sister. Is someone trying to take her team out of the running for a gaming tournament? Or have they uncovered a secret from their past and want them to pay for what they did …
Pick up copies at the library. Digital e-books and audiobooks are available on Libby.
Discussions occur from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, and from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the Rosalyn Jones Room/YA space. Email Michelle, email@example.com, or Amber, firstname.lastname@example.org, with questions.
OverDrive has added some new features to your Libby app that are going to enrich users reading experiences! Here are six ways to make the most of your Libby app, according to the OverDrive Blog.
Manage Your To-Be-Read Pile
Let’s be honest: There are just too many books and not enough time. And while the Deliver Later option is one of my absolute favorite features, I’m a big mood reader and don’t always like putting books on hold unless I know I’m going to want to read it as soon as it comes in. This is why one of the first tags I set up in Libby was a TBR tag to keep track of all those books I know I’ll want to read eventually. Best part is, when the mood strikes me, I can just open Libby and filter my TBR list to see what’s available. You could even set up separate tags for different moods or genres if you want to be more specific.
In Libby, you can change a regular tag into a smart tag. A smart tag can automatically keep track of certain titles for you. For example, if you have a tag in Libby for titles you want to read, you can add “OverDrive Wish List” smarts to it. When you do, the smart tag will contain both your OverDrive wish list items plus the titles from your “want to read” or TBR tag.
Subscribe To Favorite Magazines
Gone are the days of needing to log into Libby every month to see if the latest issues of my favorite magazines are out. Now, users can set up a smart tag in Libby to be notified when new issues of a magazine are available at your library.
Keep Track Of Book Recommendations
Is there a book you think a friend would love? Or have you had a family member recommend a title to you that you want to remember? You can create Libby tags to keep track of book recommendations, both for yourself and other people. Then when your friend comes to you asking if you’ve read anything good recently you can just open Libby, select that tag, and offer them a whole list of titles to choose from. You can even export the tag to easily share the list of titles with your friend.
If you’re in a book club or manage one at your library, tags are a great way to keep track of books you think folks in your group might enjoy.
Remember Did Not Finish (DNF) Books
Not every book is for every reader and that’s okay! Now you can use tags to identify books you didn’t finish. That way you won’t run into that #readerproblem of checking out a book that sounds really good and maybe even vaguely familiar, only to realize about 10 pages in that you absolutely did try reading this before and decided it wasn’t for you.
Organize Audiobooks By Length
While really long audiobooks are perfect for roadtrips, sometimes you want an audiobook you can finish in a few hours while doing chores. Since Libby shows users the duration of audiobooks, you can set up tags based on short or long audiobooks. And because the tags are completely customizable, the definition of short and long audiobook can be whatever you want it to be!
Customize your reading by attaching emojis to e-books or audiobooks. From the ghost and jack o’lantern for those books you want to read during spooky season to the crying emoji for tearjerkers and even the rainbow icon for books by queer authors, the possibilities are endless.
Looking for your next book to read or listen to? Check out these lists of new materials that have arrived at the Syracuse Public Library!
Here are some of the newest YA arrivals at the Syracuse Public Library. Check them out today!
It's time to hit the road again for another In the Garden field trip to explore our natural surroundings.
Meet at the Beyer Farm Greenway trailhead off Provident Drive (by KCH) at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, for In the Garden's latest field trip!
This greenway includes 1,800 feet of boardwalk, encompassed in the wetlands with a new addition of a stone amphitheater located near the Kosciusko Community Hospital. Upon exiting the wetlands, an asphalt trail will appear near the lake shore to the Pike Lake Campground.
Group members will enjoy a leisurely walk along the boardwalk and observe the natural world around them. Guests are welcome to join the group on this walk.
For more information, contact Becky at email@example.com.
The Syracuse Public Library is launching our annual autumn food drive to assist the Syracuse Food Pantry and area little pantries as they experience a greater need for food items and personal hygiene items.
Drop off supplies at the Syracuse Public Library's donation box, which is located in the Main Street entrance. If you would like a list of the most needed items to take shopping, these can be picked up at both of our circulation desks.
As supplies come in, SPL will distributed them to the Syracuse Food Pantry and our local little pantries, which are located at the Turkey Creek Township Fire Territory's Station 1 and at Wawasee High School adjacent to the Academy building.
Most Needed Items
Mortals don't understand life is not a book you close only after you read the last page. There is no last page in the Book of Life, for the last one is always the first page of another story."
The YA Book Club will read “Pan’s Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Fawn” by Guillermo del Toro and Cornelia Funke for September.
Based on del Toro’s critically acclaimed movie, this spellbinding tale takes readers to a sinister, magical, and war-torn world filled with richly drawn characters like trickster fauns, murderous soldiers, child-eating monsters, courageous rebels and a long-lost princess hoping to be reunited with her family.
Teens, young adults and new adults can join the group to discuss the book during two sessions. The first will from noon until 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, in the Rosalyn Jones/YA Space. The second will occur from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, in the Rosalyn Jones Room/YA Space.
Readers can check copies out at the library. The Libby and Hoopla apps also have digital e-book and audiobook copies available. For information, contact Amber at firstname.lastname@example.org or Michelle at email@example.com.
By Michelle Parker
If you love mythology, magic, or heists, you NEED to check out "The Drowned Woods" by Emily Lloyd-Jones.
This magical novel will take you on an action-packed journey through Wales, drawing on Welsh mythology as well as themes of teamwork and vengeance.
Mer is one of the last water diviners, but her power has been abused. Bound to the service of an evil prince — she was tricked into killing hundreds. Now she has escaped and hidden herself from him and his reign of terror. When an old acquaintance shows up with a proposition of vengeance and a plan to bring down the prince, Mer can’t resist. They plan a heist to steal an important artifact that will eliminate the Prince's power. To carry out this complicated plan they recruit a motley crew, each with special skills, including a fae, a thief, and a corgi. Together they must topple a kingdom and eliminate the prince, claiming peace for their land.
Michelle manages the Young Adult Department, planning programs, purchasing new books, and revamping the Rosalyn Jones/Young Adult Space.
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