Smithtown Sports Pages Book Discussion 
 
One SummerMonday, January 5, 2015
10:30am-12:30pm
 
One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson
 
The award-winning author of A Short History of Nearly Everything recounts the story of a pivotal cultural year in the United States when mainstream pursuits and historical events were marked by contributions by such figures as Charles Lindbergh, Babe Ruth and Al Capone. 

Smithtown Historical Non-fiction Book Discussion 
 
Love and Hate in JamestownThursday, January 29, 2015
10:30-11:30am OR 2:30-3:30pm
 
Love and Hate in Jamestown: John Smith, Pocahontas, and the heart of a new nation by David A. Price
 
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.

Smithtown Book Discussion
 
Three JunesThursday, December 18, 2014
10:15am-12:15pm
 
Three Junes by Julia Glass 
 
An astonishing first novel that traces the lives of a Scottish family over a decade as they confront the joys and longings, fulfillments and betrayals of love in all its guises.
 


Commack Branch Book Discussion 
 
Necessary LiesMonday, January 12, 2015
12:00-1:00pm
Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain 
 
Bestselling author Diane Chamberlain delivers a breakout book about a small southern town fifty years ago, and the darkest - and most hopeful - places in the human heart.

 
 
Kings Park Branch Book Discussion 
 
MolokaiMonday, January 12, 2015
10:30-11:30am
 
Moloka'i by Alan Brennert 
 
Rachel Kalama, a spirited seven-year-old Hawaiian girl, dreams of visiting far-off lands like her father, a merchant seaman. Then one day a rose-colored mark appears on her skin, and those dreams are stolen from her. Taken from her home and family, Rachel is sent to Kaluapapa, the quarantined leprosy settlement on the island of Moloka'i. Here her life is supposed to end - but instead she discovers it is only just beginning.

 
 
Kings Park Branch Killer Reads Book Discussion 
 
What the Dead KnowWednesday, 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 Branch 20s & 30s Book Discussion
 
Good Luck of Right NowWednesday, 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.


 

       Nesconset Branch Tea-rrific Reads Book Discussion 

Still Life with Bread CrumbsTuesday, December 23, 2014
2:15-3:15pm OR 7:15-8:15pm
 
Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen
 
Moving to a small country cabin, a once world-famous photographer bonds with a local man and begins to see the world around her in new, deeper dimensions while evaluating second chances at love, career, and self-understanding.