Smithtown Main Building
A social and economic history of whaling in America traces Captain John Smith's ill-fated expedition to the New World in 1614, through the industry's rise to its nineteenth-century golden years, to its decline in the twentieth century.
Discovering the symbolic meanings of flowers while languishing in the foster-care system, eighteen-year-old Victoria is hired by a florist when her talent for helping others is discovered, a situation that leads her to confront a painful secret from her past.
Smithtown Book Discussion Group
A noted sportswriter unearths his notebooks from the 1940s and 1950s--a time when sportswriters were known to protect players and baseball executives--to give an unvarnished account of Jackie Robinson, Branch Rickey, and the integration of baseball.
Commack Book Discussion Group
Books are available at the Commack Branch Circulation Desk. No registration required.
Monday, February 8, 2016 • 12:00-1:00pm
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
A blind French girl on the run from the German occupation and a German orphan-turned-Resistance tracker struggle with respective beliefs after meeting on the Brittany coast.
Kings Park Branch
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.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 • 11:00am-12:00pm
Suspect by Robert Crais
Struggling to reclaim his career after the devastating murder of his partner eight months earlier, LAPD cop Max Kent is teamed with a traumatized military canine named Maggie who assists Max in an effort to track down his late partner's killer.
Kings Park Book Discussion Group
Books are available at the Kings Park Branch Circulation Desk. No registration required.
Monday, March 21, 2016 • 10:30-11:30am
Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
Abandoned by a grief-stricken father and scientist mother who disappeared under mysterious circumstances, thirteen-year-old Jenna Metcalf approaches a disgraced psychic and a jaded detective in the hopes of finding answers.
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, February 17, 2016 • 7:00-8:00pm
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.
Uplifting Reads Book Discussion Group
Books are available at the Kings Park Branch Circulation Desk. Registration encouraged.
Thursday, March 10, 2016 • 11:00am-12:00pm
This classic book outlines five expressions of love--quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, and physical touch--and explains how to identify and communicate effectively in a spouse's love language.
Tea-rrific Reads Book Discussion Group
Books are available at the Nesconset Branch Circulation Desk. Registration encouraged.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 • 2:15-3:15pm
The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant
|Recounting the story of her life to her granddaughter, octogenarian Addie describes how she was raised in early-twentieth-century America by Jewish immigrant parents in a teeming multicultural neighborhood.|