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Turn The Page – Episode 10

Episode Ten: The Droids you are looking for

Have you ever wanted to build your own R2 unit? John Endres and Scott Kraft of the Long Island R2
sat down with us to talk about their group of makers who build droids of the calibur you’ve
seen on the screen!

Turn the Page – Episode 09

Episode Nine: In the name of the moon, I challenge you!

Librarian and board game enthusiast Michael Buono is the Head of Reference and Patron Services at Brentwood Public Library and Adjunct Lecturer at CUNY Queens. The life long tabletop rpg and anime fan met up with us to unbox the “Sailor Moon Dice Challenge Combat Game” — courtesy of the Dyskami company — and to wax nostalgic about Sailor Moon, the famous anime series which we all adore.

Want to see how to play the game?

Turn The Page – Episode 08

Episode Eight: Code to success

Teacher John Chae and members of the Syosset Robotics team join us to talk about teaching and tinkering with robotics, and their winning recipe for competition.

Turn the Page – Episode 07

Episode Seven: From Mensch to Mobster

Recently NYC tour guide Robin London came to Syosset Public Library to discuss how a “mensch” from a good Jewish home could become a “mobster” and all about the toughest Jewish gangsters that once ruled the streets of the biggest cities in America.

Hear Reader’s Services Librarian Jean Simpson gets Robin’s personal take on these iconic figures in our podcasting studio!

Turn the Page – Episode 05

Episode Five: Tom Montalbano interview part 1

Librarians Barney and Lisa interview local author and historian Tom Montalbano. This interview will conclude in our next episode.

Turn The Page – Episode 04

Episode Four: That tree grew in Brooklyn already! 


Tara Clancy, host of The Moth Storytelling Hour sits down with Jessikah, Stacey and Lisa to discuss her book THE CLANCYS OF QUEENS, the need for authentic new voices to tell their stories and foster empathy.

We were so fortunate to have a staff member with a family connection to Tara and and she was eager to be a part of our podcast. We had so much fun getting to know her on a personal level — we hope you enjoy this interview as much as we did!

Tara’s Website:

You can buy her book here: Amazon

Or borrow it from Syosset Public Library!

The Moth

Turn the Page – Episode 03

We LUG NY. Sy-Con Presents Bricks Rock was a fun filled event at our library! In this episode, we sat down with three members of I LUG NY, the NY Tri-State LEGO Users group to chat about growing up and holding on to what were once considered “childish things” as a way to make connections with others — and where libraries can fit into this philosophy.

Get behind the scenes information regarding our fun event that brought in more than 2,600 people over the weekend of June 23rd/24th. 

Turn the Page – Episode 02

Episode Two: Syosset Success Story.

Syosset alum Jay Max and his song writing partner Alicia Angel, discuss their journey to success in children’s media such as Nickelodeon and Sesame Street Workshop.