Smithtown Main Building
Sage Singer is a baker. She works through the night, preparing the day’s breads and pastries, trying to escape a reality of loneliness, bad memories, and the shadow of her mother’s death. When Josef Weber, an elderly man in Sage’s grief support group, begins stopping by the bakery, they strike up an unlikely friendship. Despite their differences, they see in each other the hidden scars that others can’t, and they become companions.
Smithtown Book Discussion Group
Commack Book Discussion Group
Books are available at the Commack Branch Circulation Desk. No registration required.
Monday, October 19, 2015 • 12:00-1:00pm
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
Charged with the brutal murder of two men, Agnes Magnusdottier has been removed to her homeland's farthest reaches, to an isolated farm in northern Iceland, to await execution. Horrified at the prospect of housing a convicted murderer, the family on the farm avoids Agnes. Her arrival threatens the peaceful rhythm of their way of life, while her stoic approach to the daily chores is an unsettling contrast to the passion that, rumor has it, drove her to kill ...
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, October 26, 2015 • 11:00am-12:00pm
The Secret Life of Sleep by Kat Duff
In response to this emerging endangered resource, award-winning author Kat Duff blends myth, history, science, culture, and story with a contagious curiosity to unveil the hidden and invaluable healing benefits of sleep.
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, October 28, 2015 • 11:00am-12:00pm
Broadchurch by Erin Kelly
A novelization of the hit television show follows detectives Alec Hardy and Ellie Miller as they search for a young boy's killer among numerous suspects and a brewing media storm.
Kings Park Book Discussion Group
Books are available at the Kings Park Branch Circulation Desk. No registration required.
Monday, October 19, 2015 • 10:30-11:30am
Shares the true story of an anonymous group of spies who played important roles in winning the Revolutionary War, documenting how they risked their lives to obtain crucial intelligence for General Washington using sophisticated tactics and complex codes.
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, October 21, 2015 • 7:00-8:00pm
Last Train to Babylon by Charlee Fam
Depressed and suicidal Aubrey Glass is thrown for a loop when her friend Rachel is the one who takes her own life, and must contend with the unofficial high school reunion that will be Rachel's funeral and reception, including the prospect of seeing the man responsible for everything that went wrong between Aubrey and Rachel.
Tea-rrific Reads Book Discussion Group
Books are available at the Nesconset Branch Circulation Desk. Registration encouraged.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 • 2:15-3:15pm
Room by Emma Donoghue
A five-year-old narrates a story about his life growing up in a single room where his mother aims to protect him from the man who has held her prisoner for seven years since she was a teenager.