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Motorcyclists Safety Tune Up

Wednesday, July 15, 22 & 29
7:00 - 8:30pm
Smithtown Main Building
The Empire State Motorcycle Safety Education Program will be hosting this series of safety classes providing information for motorcyclists to refresh themselves on skills and awareness needed to have a safer riding season for 2015 and beyond. This will be an information only course that will review topics such as proper cornering, braking, general riding skills, group riding, street strategies, road awareness and more.
For more information and to register, click here.
 Questions? Contact Gina Ferreira at ext. 235

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Looking to join a book discussion group?
We have several to choose from at The Smithtown Library.
 
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Registration for all programs is on-going.  Click on the title of the program to register or call (631) 360-2480.

 

For Adults:

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The People of Smithtown
Wednesday, February 25 • 7:00- 8:30pm
Smithown Main Building
When Richard Smythe (later Smith) and his family settled the area of Long Island that would eventually be known as Smithtown during the latter half of the 17th century, they could not have possibly envisioned how dramatically the community would grow and change over time. Join Noel Gish, author (Smithtown, New York, 1660- 1929: Looking Back Through the Lens), historian and retired social studies teacher as he and Long Island Room librarians Cathy Ball and Caren Zatyk present this illustrated program about the ethnic peopling of Smithtown. Drawing on historic demographics as well as the personal recollections and photographs of several individuals, this program will provide a fundamental overview of Smithtown’s cultural heritage.  S
 
Tuesday, March 24 • 7:00- 8:30pm
Commack Branch
Six Vanderbilt Cup Races were held on Long Island roads during the years 1904-1910.  Developed by William K. Vanderbilt, Jr., these races were the most prestigious and thrilling auto races of their day, drawing hundreds of thousands of spectators to Long Island. These races led to the development of the first road built exclusively for the automobile - the Long Island Motor Parkway! Relive auto racing's earliest triumphs through this presentation by Howard Kroplick and Al Velocci, co-authors of the book The Long Island Motor Parkway.  C
 
Wednesday, May 20 • 7:00- 8:30pm
Is there some aspect of Smithtown history you are interested in learning more about?  Perhaps you would like to research the life of a family member that resided in Smithtown, investigate the history of your house, or study the area’s natural environment.  Whatever your research interests, there are a number of local institutions that can help you get started.  Learn how as representatives from the Suffolk County Clerk’s Office, Smithtown Historical Society, Smithtown Town Hall, and Smithtown Library’s Long Island Room discuss the various types of materials available in their respective collections and explain how researchers can access these invaluable resources. S
 
Saturday, June 6 • 2:00- 4:00pm
Join us for a fun & informative tour of the Kings Park Heritage Museum. The Museum is home to a collection of artifacts representing the rich history of Kings Park. We will meet at the Museum building (99 Old Dock Rd.) for a brief introduction in the auditorium and then tour the Museum as a group.
  
Monday, July 13 • 7:00- 8:30pm
Nesconset Branch
Come learn about the history of Nesconset and one of its most prominent early residents. Paul Albert from the Walter S. Commerdinger Jr. County Park Preservation Society will talk about the early history of the Nesconset Community and the important link it shares with the communities of Lake Ronkonkoma and the Town of Smithtown.  N
 
Thursday, September 17 • 7:00- 8:30pm
With its founding dating back to 1665, it is not surprising that Smithtown boasts many historic sites and structures within its borders.  While age is obviously a factor, there are a number of other qualifications required for a place or building to be designated as “historic”.  To better understand this designation, join Jason Crowley, Preservation Director at the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities as he discusses how New York State’s Historic Sites Inventory paved the way for many of Long Island’s local landmarks ordinances, the distinction between the state’s inventory and the National Register of Historic Places, and why historic preservation should be considered an asset to our communities.  This program will also provide an overview of some of Smithtown’s most significant historic sites. S
 
Thursday, October 8 • 7:00- 8:30pm
Join Gail Hessel, local author of The Obadiah Smith House, for an illuminating presentation on one of Kings Park's local treasures. Built over 300 years ago by a grandson of Richard “Bull” Smith, the Obadiah Smith House still stands beside the Nissequogue River and is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Come learn all about this historic home and its place in the history of Kings Park.  KP
 
 
Thursday, November 5 • 7:00- 8:30pm 
In 2009 and again in 2011, Smithtown Town Historian Bradley Harris, Smithtown Historical Society Executive Director Kiernan Lannon and Smithtown Historical Society Consulting Curator Joshua Ruff, joined together to write Images of America: Smithtown and Then & Now: Smithtown (both Arcadia Publishing).  Focused primarily on the historic photographic record of the town, these two books serve as important visual resources that truly capture the look and feel of the community through the years.  Learn how the authors selected and used images from the Smithtown Historical Society, the Smithtown Library’s Long Island Room and private collections to develop a pictorial history of the town. S

For Children:

Smithtown at Playteddy
Saturday, May 30 • 10:00am- 12:00pm (For children of all ages)
(Rain date June 13)
Despite the fact that children’s games and toys have changed drastically over the last 350 years, the main purpose has always remained the same— FUN!  Come and play classic games such as hoop rolling, duck, duck, goose and hopscotch or with a collection of historic toys such as paper dolls, tops and teddy bears.  This program will be held outside on the village green in front of the Library, weather permitting. S
 
 
 
 
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Staff Pick

Rosie Project

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Don Tillman is getting married. He just doesn’t know who to yet. But he has designed the Wife Project, using a sixteen-page questionnaire to help him find the perfect partner. She will most definitely not be a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver. 

Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also fiery and intelligent and beautiful. When an unlikely relationship develops between them, Don is forced to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie—and the realization that, despite your best scientific efforts, you don’t find love, it finds you. 

Summer Concert Series

 
2015 concerts
 
 
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Click here for the 2015 Dennis Cannataro Family Summer Concert Series schedule.

Library Hours

Monday - Thursday:
10:00am - 9:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
(September - May;
Smithtown & Commack only)

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Recycle Station

The Smithtown Library collects the following items for recycling cell phones & eyeglasses.
The Library no longer accepts batteries for recycling. The Town of Smithtown now allows residents to dispose of many household batteries in their garbage. For more information click here.

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The Smithtown Library

Long Island's Largest Library Serving the Communities of Smithtown:
Commack, Fort Salonga, Hauppauge, Head of the Harbor, Kings Park, Nesconset, Nissequogue, Saint James, Smithtown, Village of the Branch

Commack Branch

3 Indian Head Road
Commack, NY 11725
631-360-2480
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Kings Park Branch

One Church Street
Kings Park, NY 11754
631-360-2480
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Nesconset Branch

148 Smithtown Boulevard
Nesconset, NY 11767
631-360-2480
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Smithtown Main Building

One North Country Road
Smithtown, NY 11787
631-360-2480
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