Smithtown Main Building
Historical Non-fiction Book Discussion Group
Books are available at the Smithtown Main Circulation Desk. In-person registration only.
Thursday, January 29, 2015 • 10:30-11:30am OR 2:30-3:30pm
A dramatic retelling of the establishment of the first permanent English settlement in the new world discusses the day-to-day experiences of its men and women, who were sent to find gold but instead encountered brutal hardships, citing the particular contributions of Captain John Smith, Pocahontas, and Chief Powhatan.
A Novel Idea Book Discussion Group
Join us for our newest book discussion group in Smithtown. Books are available at the Smithtown Main Circulation Desk.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • 2:30-3:30pm
The White Queen by Philippa Gregory
A tale inspired by the War of the Roses follows the conflict from the perspective of Elizabeth Woodville, who ascends to royalty and fights for the well-being of her family, including two sons whose imprisonment in the Tower of London precedes a devastating unsolved mystery.
Smithtown Book Discussion Group
Books are available at the Smithtown Main Circulation Desk. No registration required.
Thursday, February 19, 2015 • 10:15am-12:15pm
The Three Weissmanns of Westport by Cathleen Schine
A modern tale inspired by Sense and Sensibility finds financially strapped literary sisters Miranda and Annie moving in with divorcée Betty in a run-down Connecticut beach cottage, where they find love among the suburban aristocracy.
Sports Pages Book Discussion Group
Books are available at the Smithtown Main Circulation Desk.
Monday, February 2, 2015 • 10:30am-12:30pm
Wooden: A Coach's Life by Seth Davis
A provocative and revelatory biography of the legendary UCLA coach John Wooden, by one of America's top college basketball writers.
Commack Book Discussion Group
Books are available at the Commack Branch Circulation Desk. No registration required.
Monday, February 9, 2015 • 12:00-1:00pm
Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan
This is the story of the unconventional love affair of Scottish literary giant Robert Louis Stevenson and American divorcee Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne. By the bestselling author of Loving Frank.
Kings Park Branch
Health and Wellness Book Discussion Group
This non-fiction book discussion group selects popular titles covering subjects such as applied psychology, human physiology, personal health, diseases and therapeutics. Books are available at the Kings Park Branch Circulation Desk. No registration required.
Monday, January 26, 2015 • 11:00am-12:00pm
A Short Guide to a Long Life by David B. Agus, MD
Dr. Agus presents the simple rules everyone should follow in order to live a long, healthy and productive life.
Killer Reads Book Discussion Group
Join us for a book discussion just for mystery lovers. Books are available at the Kings Park Branch Circulation Desk. No registration required.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 • 11:00am-12:00pm
What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman
Thirty years ago two sisters disappeared from a shopping mall. Their bodies were never found and those familiar with the case have always been tortured by these questions: How do you kidnap two girls? Who - or what - could have lured the two sisters away from a busy mall on a Saturday afternoon without leaving behind a single clue or witness?
Kings Park Book Discussion Group
Books are available at the Kings Park Branch Circulation Desk. No registration required.
Monday, March 2, 2015 • 10:30-11:30am (no February meeting)
A dramatic narrative account of the 20th President's political career offers insight into his distinguished background as an impoverished wunderkind scholar and Civil War hero and Alexander Graham Bell's failed attempt to save him from an assassin's bullet.
20s & 30s Book Discussion Group
Join together with other 20 & 30-somethings from the area to discuss great books! Connect with the group via our Meetup account: Smithtown Special Library Dist.-Millennials Book Group. Books available at the Kings Park Branch Circulation Desk. No registration required.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 • 7:00-8:00pm
The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick
When his mother dies, 38-year-old Bartholomew Neil, who doesn't know how to be on his own, discovers a letter in his mother's underwear drawer that causes him to write a series of highly intimate letters to actor Richard Gere, while embarking on a quest to find out where he belongs.
Tea-rrific Reads Book Discussion Group
Books are available at the Nesconset Branch Circulation Desk. Registration encouraged.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 • 2:15-3:15pm OR 7:15-8:15pm
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
On Sarah Grimke's eleventh birthday, she is given ownership of ten-year-old Handful, a Charleston slave, to be her handmaid. Follow their journey over the next thirty-five years as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other's destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love.