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August 2022 - New Movies & TV Releases

August is extremely light on any major video releases. These are a few of the recommended titles available this month. Men is a horror film written and directed by Alex Garland (Ex Machina, Annihilation) about a woman (Jessie Buckley) retreating alone to the English countryside following a person...

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August 2022 - New Books

The dog days of summer are truly here!  If you are vacationing this month, get your name on the reserve lists for these HOT titles so you have something to read.  If you’re staying home but need a cool place to relax for a few hours, visit us anytime!  We’d love to see you hear about ...

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Finding Summer Fun Inspiration Through Picture Books

Summer vacation has been under way for a few weeks now, and while kids never want that freedom to end,  they -- or their loving yet beleaguered parents -- might be looking for ideas of what to do with the free time that remains.  Maybe the themes of these children’s books will spark an ide...

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Win Prizes with the Adult Summer Reading Challenge!

Join the Adult Summer Reading Challenge for a chance to win prizes all summer long! What can I win? ●     Prizes for logging books - receive a prize for the 4th, 6th, and 8th book you read ●     Weekly Raffle Drawing - every Monday a lucky winner will...

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July 2022 - New Movies & TV Releases

Life is normalizing as people return to movie theaters for blockbuster summer movies such as Top Gun : Maverick, Jurassic World : Dominion, and Minions : the Rise of Gru.  While summer has traditionally been a slow time for major video releases, there are some notable movies and TV series be...

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July 2022 - New Books

July is full of beach days, pool days, evenings on the porch or deck, and late nights just made for all the summer reads! Below is a list of the best titles being published this month.  Come in to pick them up or place a hold to pick up at a later date. Make sure you sign up for the Adult Summe...

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New! Bluebird Language App - Now Available through Livebrary

Bluebird, a language learning app from Pronunciator, is now available for all Suffolk County patrons through Livebrary. The App focuses on learning through audio lessons and features 12 million pre-recorded lessons, personalized courses, quizzes, daily lessons and more for learning 163 languages. Bl...

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Close Encounters of the Literary Kind: YA Science Fiction

Did you know that July 2nd is World UFO Day?  Neither did I- but what a fun excuse to read a great alien-themed science fiction novel!  Whether you are planning a road trip to Area 51 (it’s a 38 hour drive, so pack a ton of books!), or you just want an entertaining literary diversion durin...

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Young Adult Summer Reading Challenge: Oceans of Possibilities

June 25 - August 20 Open to SHPL tweens and teens entering grades 6 -12 in fall 2022, read any books at your reading level. After you finish reading or listening to a book fill in the log with the title, author and the number of minutes you spent reading/listening to the book. Log in your minutes...