General Information

AARP Tax Prep

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Wednesdays, February 4 - April 15
Please note: There is no program on March 11.
10:15am, 11:15am, 12:15pm or 1:15pm 
Make an appointment to have a trained representative from AARP will prepare and e-file tax returns. Bring government-issued photo ID, last year's returns, Social Security cards, papers related to income, payments, deductions and credits or other official documentation for you and your dependents. If you purchased health insurance through the marketplace/exchange you must bring form 1095-A. Also bring your checkbook or pre-printed direct deposit information showing routing and direct deposit account numbers if you want a direct deposit of refunds. Please be advised that both persons must be present if you are a couple filing a joint return. 
 
Registration is required.
For more information and to register, click here.
All, regardless of Library district, are welcome to register for a one-hour appointment.

Book Groups

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

Historical Non-fiction Book Discussion Group

Books will be available at the Smithtown Main Circulation Desk starting on March 23. In-person registration only.

The War that Made America

Thursday, April 23, 2015 • 10:30-11:30am OR 2:30-3:30pm

The War that Made America: a short history of the French and Indian War by Fred Anderson

A companion to a four-part PBS documentary series examines how the French and Indian War of the mid-eighteenth century had a definitive impact on history, tracing how it served to overturn the balance of power on two continents and laid the groundwork for the American Revolution. 

 

 


 

 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. 

The White Queen

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • 2:30-3:30pm

The White Queen by Philippa Gregory 

A tale inspired by the War of the Roses follows the conflict from the perspective of Elizabeth Woodville, who ascends to royalty and fights for the well-being of her family, including two sons whose imprisonment in the Tower of London precedes a devastating unsolved mystery.

 

 


Smithtown Book Discussion Group

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

Olive Kitteridge

Thursday, March 19, 2015 • 10:15am-12:15pm

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

The larger-than-life world of Olive Kitteridge, a retired school teacher and unofficial town crier in a small coastal town in Maine, is revelaed in a series of luminous stories that explore her diverse roles in many lives, including a lounge singer haunted by a past love, a young man grieving over his lost mother, her stoic husband and her own resentful son. 

 


Sports Pages Book Discussion Group

Books are available at the Smithtown Main Circulation Desk.

The Bad Guys Won

Monday, March 2, 2015 • 10:30am-12:30pm

The Bad Guys Won: a season of brawling, boozing, bimbo-chasing and championship baseball with Straw, Doc, Mookie, Nails, the Kid and the rest of the 1986 Mets, the rowdiest team to ever put on a New York uniform, and maybe the best by Jeff Pearlman

In The Bad Guys Won, award-winning former Sports Illustrated baseball writer Jeff Pearlman returns to an innocent time when a city worshipped a man named Mookie and the Yankees were the second-best team in New York. 

 


Commack Branch


Commack Book Discussion Group

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

Astronaut Wives Club

Monday, March 9, 2015 • 12:00-1:00pm

The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel 

Best-selling author Lily Koppel describes what lives were like for a group of military wives, including Annie Glenn, Rene Carpenter, Betty Grissom and Louise Shepherd, who were thrust into the spotlight when their husbands became Mercury Seven astronauts and made them stars. 

 

 


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.

The End of Overeating

Monday, March 30, 2015 • 11:00am-12:00pm

The End of Overeating: take control of the insatiable American appetite by David A. Kessler, M.D.

The author uncovers the influences that have conditioned millions of people to overeat, explaining how combinations of fat, sugar and salt have hijacked our brain circuitry, and shows how we can regain control.

 


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.

Killing in the Hills

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 • 11:00am-12:00pm

A Killing in the Hills by Julia Keller 

A first novel by a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist finds a prosecuting attorney and her estranged teenage daughter trying to protect their town and each other in the aftermath of a shocking triple murder committed by an unknown shooter whose identity is gradually realized by the daughter.

  


 

Kings Park Book Discussion Group

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

Destiny of the Republic

Monday, March 2, 2015 • 10:30-11:30am 

Destiny of the Republic: a tale of medicine, madness, and the murder of a President by Candice Millard 

A dramatic narrative account of the 20th President's political career offers insight into his distinguished background as an impoverished wunderkind scholar and Civil War hero and Alexander Graham Bell's failed attempt to save him from an assassin's bullet.

 

 


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. 

Storm Front

Wednesday, March 18, 2015  7:00-8:00pm

Storm Front by Jim Butcher

A modern-day mage and consultant to the police finds his stale life suddenly enlivened by the presence of a rival in the black arts.

 

 

 


 Nesconset Branch


Tea-rrific Reads Book Discussion Group

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

Paris ArchitectTuesday, March 24, 2015 • 2:15-3:15pm OR 7:15-8:15pm

The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure

A Parisian architect is paid handsomely to devise secret hiding places for Jews in his Nazi-occupied country but struggles with risking his life for a cause he is ambivalent towards, until a personal failure brings home their suffering.

 

Book Groups (2)

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

Historical Non-fiction Book Discussion Group

Books are available at the Smithtown Main Circulation Desk. In-person registration only.

Love and Hate in Jamestown

Thursday, 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.

 


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. 

The White Queen

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 • 2:30-3:30pm

The White Queen by Philippa Gregory 

A tale inspired by the War of the Roses follows the conflict from the perspective of Elizabeth Woodville, who ascends to royalty and fights for the well-being of her family, including two sons whose imprisonment in the Tower of London precedes a devastating unsolved mystery.

 

 


Smithtown Book Discussion Group

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

The Three Weissmanns of Westport

Thursday, February 19, 2015 • 10:15am-12:15pm

The Three Weissmanns of Westport by Cathleen Schine 

A modern tale inspired by Sense and Sensibility finds financially strapped literary sisters Miranda and Annie moving in with divorcée Betty in a run-down Connecticut beach cottage, where they find love among the suburban aristocracy.

 

 


Sports Pages Book Discussion Group

Books are available at the Smithtown Main Circulation Desk.

The Bad Guys Won

Monday, March 2, 2015 • 10:30am-12:30pm

The Bad Guys Won: a season of brawling, boozing, bimbo-chasing and championship baseball with Straw, Doc, Mookie, Nails, the Kid and the rest of the 1986 Mets, the rowdiest team to ever put on a New York uniform, and maybe the best by Jeff Pearlman

In The Bad Guys Won, award-winning former Sports Illustrated baseball writer Jeff Pearlman returns to an innocent time when a city worshipped a man named Mookie and the Yankees were the second-best team in New York. 

 


Commack Branch


Commack Book Discussion Group

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

Astronaut Wives Club

Monday, March 9, 2015 • 12:00-1:00pm

The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel 

Best-selling author Lily Koppel describes what lives were like for a group of military wives, including Annie Glenn, Rene Carpenter, Betty Grissom and Louise Shepherd, who were thrust into the spotlight when their husbands became Mercury Seven astronauts and made them stars. 

 

 


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.

Heart 411

Monday, February 23, 2015 • 11:00am-12:00pm

Heart 411: The Only Guide to Heart Health You'll Ever Need by Marc Gillinov, M.D. and Steven Nissen, M.D.

An accessible guide to heart health by two leading physicians at Cleveland Clinic shares concise answers to essential questions, covering topics ranging from fitness and stress to personality-related vulnerabilities and gender-specific risk factors.


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.

Mangle Street Murders

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 • 11:00am-12:00pm

The Mangle Street Murders by MRC Kasasian 

After being orphaned, March Middleton moves to Victorian London to live with her guardian, Sidney Grice, a famous private detective, and helps investigate the murder of a young woman whose husband is the only suspect.

 

 


 

Kings Park Book Discussion Group

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

Destiny of the Republic

Monday, March 2, 2015 • 10:30-11:30am (no February meeting)

Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Medicine, Madness, and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard 

A dramatic narrative account of the 20th President's political career offers insight into his distinguished background as an impoverished wunderkind scholar and Civil War hero and Alexander Graham Bell's failed attempt to save him from an assassin's bullet.

 


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. 

Gone Girl

Wednesday, February 18, 2015  7:00-8:00pm

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn 

When a beautiful woman goes missing on her fifth wedding anniversary, her diary reveals hidden turmoil in her marriage and a mysterious illness; while her husband, desperate to clear himself of suspicion, realizes that something more disturbing than murder may have occurred.

 

 


 Nesconset Branch


Tea-rrific Reads Book Discussion Group

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

Me Before YouTuesday, February 24, 2015 • 2:15-3:15pm OR 7:15-8:15pm

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes 

A Love Story for this generation, Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn't have less in common -- a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, what do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart? 

 

What's New: Graphic Novels

What's New: Graphic Novels                                                                                                                                               Updated 6/5/14

Snapshot / written by Andy Diggle ; art and covers by Jock ; letters by Clem Robins ; additional design for the trade by Jock & Vincent Kukua
Diggle, Andy, author.
Berkeley, CA : Image Comics, Inc., [2013].
GN DIGG
Rated T+/ Teen plus.

Avengers. Vol. 2, Infinity / writer, Jonathan Hickman ; artist, Mike Deodato ; color artist, Frank Martin with Rain Beredo (#12) ; letterer, VC's Joe Caramagna ; cover art, Mike Deodato with Rain Beredo (#7), Marte Gracia (#8) & Laura Martin (#9-12) ; assistant editor, Jake Thomas ; editors, Tom Brevoort with Lauren Sankovitch ; collection editor, Jennifer Grünwald ; assistant editors, Alex Starbuck & Nelson Ribeiro ; editor, special projects, Mark D. Beazley ; senior editor, special projects, Jeff Youngquist ; book design, Jeff Powell ; editor in chief, Axel Alonso
Hickman, Jonathan, author.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, Inc., a subsidiary of Marvel Entertainment, LLC, 2014.
GN HICK
Rated T+.

New Avengers. Vol. 1, Everything dies / by Jonathan Hickman ; penciler, Steve Epting
Hickman, Jonathan, author.
New York : Marvel Worldwide, c2013.
GN HICK
Rated: T+

A game of thrones : the graphic novel. Volume 1 / George R.R. Martin ; adapted by Daniel Abraham ; art by Tommy Patterson ; colors by Ivan Nunes ; lettering by Marshall Dillon ; original series cover art by Alex Ross and Mike S. Miller
Martin, George R. R.
New York : Bantam Books, c2012.
GN MART

A game of thrones : the graphic novel. Volume 2 / George R.R. Martin ; adapted by Daniel Abraham ; art by Tommy Patterson ; colors by Ivan Nunes ; lettering by Marshall Dillon ; original series cover art by Mike S. Miller and Michael Komarck
Martin, George R. R.
New York, N.Y. : Bantam Books, c2013.
GN MART

A game of thrones : the graphic novel. Volume 3 / George R.R. Martin ; adapted by Daniel Abraham ; art by Tommy Patterson ; colors by Ivan Nunes ; lettering by Marshall Dillon ; original series cover art by Mike S. Miller and Michael Komarck
Martin, George R. R.
New York : Bantam Books, ©2014.
GN MART

George R.R. Martin's the hedge knight : the graphic novel / written by George R.R. Martin ; adaptation by Ben Avery ; pencils by Mike S. Miller ; colors by Mike Crowell ; colors by Team Kandora, Transparency Digital ; lettered by Bill Tortolini, Lithium Pro Design
Martin, George R. R, author.
Seattle : Jet City Comics, c2013.
GN MART
Parental advisory.

The sworn sword : the Hedge Knight II / George R.R. Martin ; adaptation by Ben Avery ; pencils by Mike S. Miller
Martin, George R.R.
Seattle : Jet City Comics, 2014.
GN MART

From hell : being a melodrama in sixteen parts / Alan Moore, writer ; Eddie Campbell, artist ; Pete Mullins, contributing artist
Moore, Alan, 1953-
Paddington, Australia : Eddie Campbell Comics, 1999.
GN MOOR

FBP : Federal Bureau of Physics. The Paradigm Shift Vol. 1, The ParadigmShift / Simon Oliver ; [illustrated by] Robbi Rodriguez
Oliver, Simon.
New York : DC Comics/Vertigo, 2014.
GN OLIV

Over easy / Mimi Pond
Pond, Mimi, author, artist.
[Montreal] : Drawn & Quarterly, 2014.
GN POND

Ghosted [volume one, haunted heist] / Joshua Williamson, writer ; Goran Sudzuka, artist ; Miroslav Mrva, colorist
Williamson, Joshua, author.
Berkeley, CA : Image Comics, Inc., [2013].
GN WILL
Rated M/ Mature.

Showa : a history of Japan, 1926-1939 / Shigeru Mizuki ; translator, Zack Davisson
Mizuki, Shigeru, 1922- author, illustrator.
[Montreal], Quebec : Drawn & Quarterly, 2013.
GN 952.033 MIZU