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Need help downloading digital content onto your portable device? Give The Smithtown Library a call at 631-360-2480 for assistance, or try one of these helpful links:

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get caught reading          
Get Caught Reading Month is a nationwide campaign to remind people of all ages how much fun it is to read! The Smithtown Library is looking for patrons who are "caught" reading throughout the month of May. 
 
Email a photo to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of you or someone you know reading and we will create a mini poster for you.
 
All posters will also be featured on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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Bausum, A. Marching to the Mountaintop: How Poverty, Labor Fights, and Civil Rights Set the Stage for Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Hours: Explores how the media, politics, the civil rights movement, and labor protests all converged to set the scene for one of Dr. King's greatest speeches and for his tragic death on April 4, 1968, in Memphis. Check the online catalog

 

Bernstein, R. A Girl Named Faithful Plum: The True Story of a Dancer from China and How She Achieved Her Dream: Tells the true story of Zhongmei Li, an eleven-year-old girl in 1977 who won one of twelve spots at the prestigious Beijing Dance Academy, and whose determination to remain in the school impressed teachers and students alike; and discusses how Zhongmei, whose name means Faithful Plum, went on to form her own dance company which debuted in New York when she was in her late twenties. Check the online catalog

 

Bowers, R. Spies of Mississippi: The True Story of the Spy Network that Tried to Destroy the Civil Rights Movement: The compelling story of how state spies tried to block voting rights for African Americans during the Civil Rights era. This book sheds new light on one of the most momentous periods in American history. Check the online catalog

 

Bragg, G. How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous: Over the course of history men and women have lived and died. In fact, getting sick and dying can be a big, ugly mess-especially before the modern medical care that we all enjoy today. How They Croaked relays all the gory details of how nineteen world figures gave up the ghost. Readers will be fascinated well past the final curtain, and feel lucky to live in a world with painkillers, X-rays, soap, and 911. Check the online catalog

 

Engle, M. The Lightning Dreamer: In free verse, evokes the voice of Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda, a book-loving writer, feminist, and abolitionist who courageously fought injustice in nineteenth-century Cuba. Includes historical notes, excerpts from her writings, biographical information, and source notes. Check the online catalog

 

Hoose, P. Moonbird:  A Year on the Wind with the great survivor B95: Examines B95, a red knot bird that has flown the distance to the moon and halfway back during its lifetime. Check the online catalog


Janeczko, P. The Dark Game: True Spy Stories: A collection of true spy stories from throughout the history of the United States, discussing personalities, missions, traitors, technological advances, and more. Check the online catalog   

 

Montgomery, S. Temple Grandin: How the Girl who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World:An authorized portrait about Grandin's life with autism and her groundbreaking work as a scientist and designer of cruelty-free livestock facilities describes how she overcame key disabilities through education and the support of her mother. Check the online catalog

 

Murphy, J. Invincible Microbe: Tuberculosis and the Never-Ending Search for a Cure: This is the story of a killer that has been striking people down for thousands of years: tuberculosis. The “biography” of this deadly germ, an account of the diagnosis, treatment, and “cure” of the disease over time, and the social history of an illness that could strike anywhere but was most prevalent among the poor are woven together in an engrossing, carefully researched narrative. Check the online catalog

 

Sandler, M. The Impossible Rescue: The True Story of an Amazing Arctic Adventure: To save hundreds of whalers trapped by ice floes, three men attempted the impossible--trekking 1,500 miles through the Alaskan wilderness, in winter. Author Martin W. Sandler takes us on every step of their riveting journey, facing blizzards, killing cold, injured sled dogs, and setbacks to test the strongest of wills. Check the online catalog

 

Sheinkin, S. Lincoln’s Grave Robbers: A dramatic account of the 1875 attempt to steal the 16th president's body describes how a counterfeiting ring plotted to ransom Lincoln's body to secure the release of their imprisoned ringleader and how a fledgling Secret Service and an undercover agent conducted a daring election-night sting operation. Check the online catalog

 

Swanson, J. Chasing Lincoln’s Killer:Based on rare archival material, obscure trial manuscripts, and interviews with relatives of the conspirators and the manhunters, this is a fast-paced thriller about the pursuit and capture of John Wilkes Booth: a wild twelve-day chase through the streets of Washington, D.C., across the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia. Check the online catalog

 

Walker, S. Blizzard of Glass: The Halifax Explosion of 1917: Recounts the story from World War I in which two towns were leveled and almost two thousand people killed following the collision of two warships in Halifax Harbour and a blizzard that dumped over a foot of snow in the area. Check the online catalog

 

Staff Pick

1491      

1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

by Charles C. Mann

 

Did you know...

 

In 1491 there were probably more people living in the Americas than in Europe? Native Americans were the first in the world to genetically engineer food crops? Tenochtitlán, the capital city of the Aztec empire, not only dwarfed all European cities in population, but had running water, beautiful botanical gardens, and immaculately clean streets?
Charles C. Mann's 1491 radically alters our understanding of the New World before the arrival of Christopher Columbus with startling facts based on the latest scientific discoveries.

SuffolkWeb Email Service

SuffolkWeb was implemented in 1996 as an effort to bring Internet access into the homes of library patrons. After nearly 20 years, Suffolk Cooperative Library System will be ending the patron supplied eMail addresses on December 31st, 2015. For more information about retrieving your email from our system, please refer to the website:
This website will have instructions on downloading your messages and, in some instances, how to copy them to your new provider.
The Smithtown Library and Suffolk Cooperative Library System wants to thank you for sticking with this outdated system with its limitations and hope that your transition to a new provider goes smoothly.

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Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
(September - May;
Smithtown & Commack only)

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Recycle Station

The Smithtown Library collects the following items for recycling:
- Cell Phones
- Eyeglasses
The Library no longer accepts batteries for recycling. The Town of Smithtown now allows residents to dispose of household batteries in their garbage.

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The Smithtown Library

Long Island's Largest Library Serving the Communities of Smithtown:
Commack, Fort Salonga, Hauppauge, Head of the Harbor, Kings Park, Nesconset, Nissequogue, Saint James, Smithtown, Village of the Branch

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3 Indian Head Road
Commack, NY 11725
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One Church Street
Kings Park, NY 11754
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148 Smithtown Boulevard
Nesconset, NY 11767
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Smithtown Main Building

One North Country Road
Smithtown, NY 11787
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