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Book Discussion Groups

 
Smithtown Sports Pages Book Discussion 
 
The Boys in the Boat by Daniel BrownMonday, October 6, 2014
10:30am-12:30pm
 
The Boys in the Boat: nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel Brown
 
Traces the story of an American rowing team from the University of Washington that defeated elite rivals at Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics, sharing the experiences of their enigmatic coach, a visionary boat builder, and a homeless teen rower. 

 
Smithtown Historical Non-fiction Book Discussion 
 
The Island at the Center of the World by Russell ShortoThursday, September 25, 2014
10:30-11:30am OR 2:30-3:30pm
 
The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony that Shaped America by Russell Shorto
 
In a landmark work of history, Russell Shorto presents astonishing information on the founding of our nation and reveals in riveting detail the crucial role of the Dutch in making America what it is today. 

 
Smithtown Book Discussion
 
The Red HouseThursday, October 16, 2014
10:15am-12:15pm
 
Red House by Mark Haddon 
 
A tale told from rotating viewpoints traces seven days of bitterly comic family dynamics and confrontation when a wealthy doctor invites his estranged sister's family to join his newly blended one at a vacation home in the English countryside.  


Commack Branch Book Discussion 
 
The Kitchen House by Kathleen GrissomMonday, October 20, 2014
12:00-1:00pm
 
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
 
When a white servant girl violates the order of plantation society, she unleashes a tragedy that exposes the worst and best in the people she has come to call her family.

  
 
Commack Branch Stephen King Book Discussion 
 
The Shining by Stephen KingThursday, October 28, 2014
 
10:30-11:30am
 
The Shining by Stephen King
 
Jack Torrance's new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker, he'll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But as the harsh winter sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote...and more sinister. And the only one to notice the strange and terrible forces gathering around the Overlook is Danny Torrance, a uniquely gifted five-year-old. 

 
 
Kings Park Branch Book Discussion 
 
Looking for Me by Beth HoffmanMonday, October 20, 2014
10:30-11:30am
 
Looking for Me by Beth Hoffman
 
Opening an antiques shop in Charleston after discovering a talent for restoring furniture, Teddi Overman struggles to come to terms with her shattered family and sense of self after receiving news that her long-missing brother might still be alive.

 
 
Kings Park Branch Killer Reads Book Discussion 
 
The Broken Shore by Peter TempleWednesday, September 24, 2014
11:00am-12:00pm
 
The Broken Shore by Peter Temple
 
Shaken by a recent scrape with death, big-city detective Joe Cashin is posted to a quiet town on the Australian coast. But soon the whole community is thrown into unrest by the murder of a local philanthropist, a man with some very disturbing secrets.

 
 
Kings Park Branch Millennials Book Discussion
 
Whered You Go BernadetteWednesday, October 15, 2014
7:00-8:00pm

Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

When her notorious, hilarious, volatile, talented, troubled, and agoraphobic mother goes missing, teenage Bee begins a trip that takes her to the ends of the earth to find her.

 


 

 

       Nesconset Branch Tea-rrific Reads Book Discussion 

The House Girl by Tara ConklinTuesday, September 23, 2014
2:15-3:15pm OR 7:15-8:15pm
 
The House Girl by Tara Conklin
 
The House Girl, the historical fiction debut by Tara Conklin, is an unforgettable story of love, history, and a search for justice, set in modern-day New York and 1852 Virginia. Weaving together the story of an escaped slave in the pre–Civil War South and a determined junior lawyer, The House Girl follows Lina Sparrow as she looks for an appropriate lead plaintiff in a lawsuit seeking compensation for families of slaves. In her research, she learns about Lu Anne Bell, a renowned prewar artist whose famous works might have actually been painted by her slave, Josephine. Featuring two remarkable, unforgettable heroines, Tara Conklin's The House Girl is riveting and powerful, literary fiction at its very best.
 
 
 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Library Card Sign-Up Month

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All residents who do not have a card are encouraged to sign up for a library card at any branch of the Library.  Getting a library card is fast, easy and free.  All new cardholders in September will be automatically entered into a raffle to win a $100 gift card to the Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts.  There will be one winner per Library branch.  Winners will be drawn from raffle entries on October 1, 2014.

 Inquire at the Circulation Desk at any branch for more information.

For more information on the Children's Department Library Card Sign-up Month Raffle, click here

Volunteer Fair

 
Hands
 
Saturday, September 20
10:00am - 2:00pm
Smithtown Main Building
 
Many local not-for-profit agencies will be on hand to discuss their mission and to talk directly with those wishing to volunteer some of their time and talents to one of these outstanding community based agencies.
 No Registration Required.
  
For more information about this fair, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 231.

SMITHTOWN SPECIAL LIBRARY DISTRICT WIRELESS ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY

SMITHTOWN SPECIAL LIBRARY DISTRICT WIRELESS ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY



The Smithtown Special Library District recognizes that the Internet has become an essential research and educational tool. The Internet offers access to many valuable local, national, and international sources of information. However, it is a fluid environment with the content and format of information constantly changing. Some information on the Internet may be inaccurate, incomplete, dated, or offensive to some users. You must evaluate the validity and appropriateness of the information found.

The Smithtown Special Library District cannot guarantee that children and youth will never access inappropriate web sites. We recommend that parents / legal guardians take an active interest in, and responsibility for their children's Internet use.

Prior to accessing the Internet at the Smithtown Special Library District, users shall be required to indicate their agreement that they shall not display, print, transmit or distribute threatening material; expressions of bigotry, racism or hate; obscene or sexually provocative material.

 

The Smithtown Special Library District assumes no responsibility for costs, liabilities, claims, or damages arising from the use of the Internet.

The user understands that the wireless Internet connection is unsecured and open to everyone. The library is not responsible for any financial loss that may occur while using the wireless network. This includes but is not limited to, loss due to improper use of online financial tools, personal information intercepted while being transmitted and identity theft.

Computer users must be considerate of nearby patrons. Please use headphones/earbuds while using applications that require sound, such as audio/video players, or turn the volume off. Use of Internet phone applications including but not limited to Skype and Google Call Phone, are not permitted in the library as they are considered equivalent to cell phone use. Please do not use an excessive amount of workspace as library workspace is limited.

The Library cannot guarantee that the wireless Internet access service will be available at any specific time nor can the Library accept reservations for wireless access. Signal strength may vary in the building.

Users may not plug equipment into the Library's computer network. Use of electrical outlets on table-tops is permitted.

Users are responsible for knowing how to configure their own equipment. Library staff cannot provide technical support for establishing or maintaining a connection. The Library will not support configurations and cannot be responsible for any changes made to an individual's computer settings.

Virus and security protection are the user's responsibility. The Library assumes no responsibility for damage, theft, or loss of any kind to a user's equipment, software, data files or other personal property brought into or used at the Library.

The wireless Internet access service is available for use during library hours only. There will be no announcements or warnings pertaining to availability. Please plan your usage accordingly.

There are no printers available for wireless network users. Saved files can be copied to a USB drive or a diskette and brought to one of the Library's public access computers for printing.

Misuse or abuse of this Wireless Internet Acceptable Use Policy will result in the loss of your Internet Access privileges.

Due to the ever-changing nature of these services, this policy is subject to change without notice at the Library's discretion.

Policy 700-95

Adopted: 2/18/2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Database of the Month

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NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers' advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction. NoveList Plus answers the question: What should I read next?
 

Summer Concert Series

2014 concerts
 
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The 2014 Dennis Cannataro Family Summer Concert Series was a great success.  We had over 18,000 people join us for six shows.  Thank you to everyone who attended.

Library Hours

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

Photographs

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Recycle Station

All Branches of The Smithtown Library collect the following items for recycling:
 
- Non-rechargeable Batteries
- Cell Phones
- Eyeglassesrecycle

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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

Commack Branch

3 Indian Head Road
Commack, NY 11725
631-360-2480
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Kings Park Branch

One Church Street
Kings Park, NY 11754
631-360-2480
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Nesconset Branch

148 Smithtown Boulevard
Nesconset, NY 11767
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Smithtown Main Building

One North Country Road
Smithtown, NY 11787
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