GPL's August Newsletter
The " dog days " of summer have arrived. Historically believed to be the hottest part of the season, this time between late July and September gets its moniker from several ancient cultures who associated it with the heliacal rising of Sirius , also known as the "Dog Star." These long hot days can seem to carry on forever, but before we know it the air will lose its oppressive heat, the bite of frost will come, and we'll find ourselves wishing for these slower days again.

No matter where you spend this toasty interlude--the beach, your backyard, or work--diving into good stories is a marvelous way to escape. With your choice of electronic books, audiobooks and magazines , as well as hardback editions and books on CD , we know you'll find something to capture your interest at the library.
Greenburgh Teens Read
Greenburgh Teens have been diving into books this summer! The days are still warm and sunny, and there is plenty of time left to participate in summer reading, review books and win prizes. For more information on how Teens can participate visit the library's Teen Summer Reading page. Summer reading lists for local area schools can also be accessed there.

Teen Books Reviews:

"This book is the story of Joe Rantz and the University of Washington's rowing team- and their epic win at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. This story was really touching and it also helped me understand more about rowing and World War II. I highly recommend this book."

-Audrey, GPL Teen

"This book was amazing and unique [...] Jonas is twelve. Twelve is a special age. You get to be in the Ceremony of Twelve, where you get assigned to your first and only job from the Committee of Elders. Except that Jonas gets assigned a unique job, a job that no one else has. Read the book to see what happens."

-Adella, GPL Teen
Last Call for Adult Summer Reading Submissions!
Adults who read and record 5 books in July and August will automatically be entered to win one of several prizes!

For more details, and to record your books, visit the Adult Summer Reading page on our website.

Entries for books read may be recorded online or in person at the 2nd floor Information Desk. Happy reading!
Staff Picks

"This book is a mind bending, psychological romp into the concept of reality, and the terror of false memory. A genre breaking sci-fi, dystopian future, and thriller all in one. Recursion is a fast paced read that will keep you thinking long after you've put it down."
-Megan, Adult Services

"Fans of historical fiction will enjoy this novel. From the author of Lilac Girls, try this even more interesting prequel to the story!"

-Diana, Latino Services

"Lillian Preston moves from Ohio to New York City to seek her fortune in the 1950's and 60's, navigating professional ambition, motherhood, and the social and legal mores of the time. Framed as journal entries, letters, and catalogue notes from a show at MoMA, this is a book about a fictional photographer that made me wish there were actual photos to see." 

-Laura, Circulation & Technical Services

"Before Sally Rooney's latest hit Normal People there was Conversations with Friends. I really enjoyed Normal People but this one is even better. Excellent!"

-Christina, Administration
Beyond Boundaries Exhibit
Howard & Ruth Jacobs Gallery
August 1 - September 15, 2019

Members of the Sketchbook Drawing & Art Group as well as the Theodore D. Young Community Center and the Multipurpose Center at Anthony Veteran Park Art Groups, come together to share the creative talents of older adult artists from the Town of Greenburgh!

Online Safety & Privacy
Phishing, ransomware, stalkerware… You may be familiar with some of these anxiety inducing words, all examples of cyber intrusions that are a reality of our increasingly online world. Governments, organizations and businesses aren't the only ones at risk for these crimes; individuals are often also targets.

Cyber criminals are always coming up with new techniques to find their way into places they aren't wanted, which is why it's important to take precautions and learn how to spot scams that could compromise your devices and personal information. Start by understanding the difference between Spam and Phishing, and how to identify both . The Electronic Frontier Foundation also has excellent resources for helping you assess your risk of cyber crime , and offers different measures you can take to keep your communications and data safe.

For articles to help you understand potential cyber threats, and tips to help keep your data safe, visit the Internet Security and Privacy section of our webpage .
GPL Hours:
Monday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:30 pm
Sunday: Closed through Labor Day
Greenburgh Public Library card holders can enjoy access to digital editions of popular magazines through Flipster eMagazines: The Atlantic, ARTnews, Consumer Reports, Cooking Light, Cosmopolitan, Forbes, The New Yorker, People, Wired, Vanity Fair.

NOTE: A Greenburgh Library Card is required to access Flipster.

August 2019