This Week at the Syosset Public Library

Stephen T. Mather: Saving America’s Scenic Wonders (Virtual)

Thursday, September 15, at 2:00 p.m.

Stephen T. Mather was the founding director of the National Park Service, RJ Lindsey will tell the dramatic story of saving the parks from congressional neglect, ruthless loggers and greedy developers. Mather made millions in the Borax business. Learn about the first national park, Yellowstone, and about other parklands he saved. No Registration needed. For zoom link go to    Presenter, R.J. Lindsey, historical dramatist, researcher and writer.

Gangsters Vs. Nazis (In-Person)

Thursday, September 15, at 7:00 p.m.

The incredible, true story of Jewish mobsters enlisted by American lawmakers to intimidate and fight the German-American Bund and other Nazi organizations in the lead-up to World War II. From Long Island to Los Angeles, Murder Inc. took on the Nazis, disrupting rallies, thwarting their plans, and halting the plague of hate — without firing a single shot. No registration needed.  Presenter, Michael Benson, organized crime writer.


Friday Movie at the Library (In-person)

Friday, September 16, at 2:00 p.m.

Join us for an afternoon movie at the library. Check our website for the movie that will be shown. Go to


Back to Bachrach and Beyond (In-Person)

Sunday, September 18, at 1:00 p.m.  

This show will take you on a journey through Burt Bacharach’s greatest songs with some surprises. Bacharach, who is considered one of the most important composers of 20th-century popular music, has composed hundreds of pop songs from the late 1950s through the 1980s, mostly in collaboration with lyricist Hal David. Travel back in time with us. Registration is required.  Register at Presenters, Christine and Elliot Spiro.

 Afternoon Book Discussion House of Thieves by Charles Belfoure (In-Person)

Tuesday, September 20, at 3:00 p.m.

Join Jackie Ranaldo, Head of Readers’ Services for an in-person discussion of the historical fiction novel House of Thieves by Charles Belfoure. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk. No registration needed.


Seniors of Syosset Drop in Session (In-Person)\

Thursday, September 22, from 1:45 – 3:00 p.m.

Funded through New York State Office for the Aging, Seniors of Syosset is a Neighborhood Naturally Occurring Retirement Community program (NNORC-SOS). The program will offer social work support, community health nursing, volunteer-based transportation to local medical appointments and shopping, and other activities and services, including some at the library!  Whether you are a senior in need of support, someone who wants to volunteer helping the community, or just someone who wants to learn more, we hope you will drop-in and get involved!


Carmen (Hybrid)

Thursday, September 22, at 2:00 p.m.

Once a controversial opera, Carmen is now the most popular opera performed internationally. Carmen is a timeless representation of love, lust and seduction gone wrong.  Join us for a discussion of the opera as well as an aria performed by the presenter. No registration needed. For zoom link go to Presenter, Tanisha Mitchell, Librarian Freeport Library and MET, Opera Singer


Putting Your Garden to Bed (Virtual)

Thursday, September 22, at 2:00 p.m.

How to get ready for winter and ensure success next season. Topics include perennials, soil pH testing, and composting. For Zoom link, register at Presenter, Linda Reilly, Cornell University Cooperative Extension


St. Francis Outreach Bus for Flu Shots (In-Person)

Friday, September 23, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Flu shot is available for Seniors (65 and older). Stop by for your flu shot and basic health screening (brief cardiac history, blood pressure, and simple blood test for cholesterol and diabetes.) No appointment needed.

Bus will be in the front parking lot of the library.


The Mystery of Johannes Vermeer (Hybrid)

Friday, September 23, at 2:00 p.m.

Atmosphere, distinctive light, perspective, a sense of calm – the extravagant use of lead-tin yellow and ultramarine – all characteristics of the authentic works of the most mysterious of all the Dutch Masters of the 17th century.  Vermeer’s works are timeless and remain as wonderous and mysterious today as when they were first painted. No registration needed. For zoom link go to  Presenter, Louise Cella Caruso, Art Lecturer and Appraiser.

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