Check out a book discussion group at The Smithtown Library! We've got something for everybody. See below for listings by Branch.

Smithtown Main Building

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. 

Beautiful Ruins

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • 2:30-3:30pm

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter 

The award-winning author of The Financial Lives of the Poets presents his most romantic and enjoyable novel yet that follows a young Italian innkeeper and his almost-love affair with a beautiful American starlet, which draws him into a glittering world filled with unforgettable characters. 

  


Smithtown Book Discussion Group

Books are available at the Smithtown Main Circulation Desk. No registration required.

Let the Great World Spin

Thursday, May 21, 2015 • 10:15am-12:15pm

Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann

In the dawning light of a late-summer morning, the people of lower Manhattan stand hushed, staring up in disbelief at the Twin Towers. It is August 1974, and a mysterious tightrope walker is running, dancing, leaping between the towers, suspended a quarter mile above the ground. In the streets below, a slew of ordinary lives become extraordinary in bestselling novelist Colum McCann's stunningly intricate portrait of a city and its people. 

 


Sports Pages Book Discussion Group

Books are available at the Smithtown Main Circulation Desk.

Pete Rose

Monday, June 1, 2015 • 10:30am-12:30pm

Pete Rose: an American dilemma by Kostya Kennedy

Examines the life of polarizing sports legend Pete Rose, from his record-setting career to being banished from the game for being an unrepentant gambler, and discusses the complex moral issues keeping him out of the Hall of Fame. 

 

 


Commack Branch


Commack Book Discussion Group

Books are available at the Commack Branch Circulation Desk. No registration required.

Longbourn

Monday, June 8, 2015 • 12:00-1:00pm

Longbourn by Jo Baker

A reimagining of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice from the perspectives of its below-stairs servants captures the drama of the Bennet household fromt he sideline viewpoint of Sarah, an orphaned housemaid.

 


Stephen King Book Discussion Group

Books will be available at the Commack Branch Circulation Desk starting on April 20. In-person registration only.

Pet Sematary

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 • 6:30-7:30pm

Pet Sematary by Stephen King 

When a little boy's pet dies, and he persuades his parents to bury it in an old Indian cemetary, reputed by legend to house restless spirits, a nightmare of death and destruction begins.

 

 

 


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.

Mind Over Medicine

Monday, June 29, 2015 • 11:00am-12:00pm

Mind Over Medicine: scientific proof that you can heal yourself by Lissa Rankin, M.D.

Clinical trials show that up to 80 percent of patients given a placebo heal themselves with the power of the mind alone. But how? There is documented evidence that beliefs, thoughts, and feelings can cure the body. And this book not only reveals the data from mainstream medical journals; it tells you step-by-step how you can implement this knowledge to make your body ripe for spontaneous remission or disease prevention...

 


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.

The Monogram Murders

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • 11:00am-12:00pm

The Monogram Murders: the new Hercule Poirot mystery by Sophie Hannah 

A brand-new mystery featuring Agatha Christie's legendary hero follows Hercule Poirot as he tries to solve a diabolically clever puzzle in 1920s London that will put his keen skills of detection to the test.

  

 


Kings Park Book Discussion Group

Books are available at the Kings Park Branch Circulation Desk. No registration required.

The Aviators Wife

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 • 10:30-11:30am 

The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin 

A story inspired by the marriage between Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh traces the romance between a handsome young aviator and a shy ambassador's daughter whose relationship is marked by wild international acclaim.

 

 


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. 

Mr Penumbras 24 Hour Bookstore

Wednesday, May 20, 2015  7:00-8:00pm

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

A gleeful and exhilarating tale of global conspiracy, complex code-breaking, high-tech data visualization, young love, rollicking adventure, and the secret to eternal life--mostly set in a hole-in-the-wall San Francisco bookstore.

 

 


Nesconset Branch


Tea-rrific Reads Book Discussion Group

Books are available at the Nesconset Branch Circulation Desk. Registration encouraged.

Whered You Go BernadetteTuesday, May 26, 2015 • 2:15-3:15pm 

Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

When her notorious, hilarious, volatile, talented, troubled, and agoraphobic mother goes missing, teenage Bee begins a trip that takes her to the ends of the earth to find her.