Smithtown Sports Pages Book Discussion
Monday, October 6, 2014
The Boys in the Boat: nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel Brown
Traces the story of an American rowing team from the University of Washington that defeated elite rivals at Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics, sharing the experiences of their enigmatic coach, a visionary boat builder, and a homeless teen rower.
Smithtown Historical Non-fiction Book Discussion
Thursday, November 20, 2014
10:30-11:30am OR 2:30-3:30pm
Race to the Pole: tragedy, heroism and Scott's Antarctic quest by Sir Ranulph Fiennes
A definitive account of Captain Robert Scott's Antarctic expedition provides a detailed chronicle of Scott's epic attempt to reach the south pole, a quest that ultimately cost him his life.
Smithtown Book Discussion
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Red House by Mark Haddon
A tale told from rotating viewpoints traces seven days of bitterly comic family dynamics and confrontation when a wealthy doctor invites his estranged sister's family to join his newly blended one at a vacation home in the English countryside.
Commack Branch Book Discussion
Monday, October 20, 2014
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
When a white servant girl violates the order of plantation society, she unleashes a tragedy that exposes the worst and best in the people she has come to call her family.
Commack Branch Stephen King Book Discussion
Thursday, October 28, 2014
The Shining by Stephen King
Jack Torrance's new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker, he'll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But as the harsh winter sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote...and more sinister. And the only one to notice the strange and terrible forces gathering around the Overlook is Danny Torrance, a uniquely gifted five-year-old.
Kings Park Branch Book Discussion
Monday, October 20, 2014
Looking for Me by Beth Hoffman
Opening an antiques shop in Charleston after discovering a talent for restoring furniture, Teddi Overman struggles to come to terms with her shattered family and sense of self after receiving news that her long-missing brother might still be alive.
Kings Park Branch Killer Reads Book Discussion
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Help for the Haunted by John Searles
Help for the Haunted is an unforgettable story of a most unusual family, their deep secrets, their harrowing tragedy, and ultimately, a daughter's discovery of a dark and unexpected mystery.
Kings Park Branch Millennials Book Discussion
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
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.
Nesconset Branch Tea-rrific Reads Book Discussion
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
2:15-3:15pm OR 7:15-8:15pm
Margot by Jillian Cantor
In the spring of 1959, The Diary of Anne Frank has just come to the silver screen, and a young woman named Margie Franklin is working in Philadelphia as a secretary at a Jewish law firm. On the surface she lives a quiet life, but Margie has a secret: a life she once lived, a past and a religion she has denied, and a family and a country she left behind. Margie Franklin is really Margot Frank, older sister of Anne, who escaped the Nazis for America. But now, as her sister becomes a global icon, Margie’s carefully constructed American life begins to fall apart. Margie is forced to come to terms with Margot, with the people she loved, and with a life swept up into the course of history.