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Summer Reading Programs for All Ages

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Summer Reading Programs for all ages began on Monday, June 19! This year, the theme for children (birth-grade 5) and young adults (grade 6-12) is Build a Better World. Sign up at your local Library Branch for the children's reading programs. Young adults, click here for more information or to sign up online.

The theme for adults is Jane Austen 200, in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen. Sign up for the adult program at the reference desk or click here to sign up online.

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Book Discussion Groups

Commack Book Discussion Group

Commack Book Discussion Group

Commack Branch
Monday, August 14 • 12:00-1:00pm
The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom

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Historical Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group

Historical Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group

Smithtown Main Building
Thursday, July 27 • 10:30-11:30am OR 2:30-3:30pm
The Last of the Doughboys by Richard Rubin

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International Literature Book Discussion Group

International Literature Book Discussion Group

Smithtown Main Building
Tuesday, July 25 • 7:30-8:30pm
The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

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Killer Reads Book Discussion Group

Killer Reads Book Discussion Group

Nesconset Branch
Tuesday, August 8 • 11:00am-12:00pm
The Dry by Jane Harper

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Kings Park Book Discussion Group

Kings Park Book Discussion Group

Kings Park Branch
Monday, August 21 • 10:30-11:30am
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

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A Novel Idea Book Discussion Group

A Novel Idea Book Discussion Group

Smithtown Main Building
Wednesday, July 26 • 2:30-3:30pm
First Impressions: a novel of old books, unexpected love, and Jane Austen by Charlie Lovett

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Smithtown Book Discussion Group

Smithtown Book Discussion Group

Smithtown Main Building
Thursday, September 21 • 10:15am-12:15pm
The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

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Sports Pages Book Discussion Group

Sports Pages Book Discussion Group

Smithtown Main Building
Monday, September 11 • 10:30am-12:30pm
The Catcher Was a Spy by Nicholas Dawidoff

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Tea-rrific Reads Book Discussion Group

Tea-rrific Reads Book Discussion Group

Nesconset Branch
Tuesday, July 25 • 2:15-3:15pm OR 7:15-8:15pm
Longbourn by Jo Baker

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20s & 30s Book Discussion Group

20s & 30s Book Discussion Group

Kings Park Branch
Saturday, July 29 • 3:00-4:00pm
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

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If you liked Me Before You...

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If you liked Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, try one of these books...

 


 

After You by Jojo Moyes

In the wake of an accident that leaves her back at home and in a support group, Louisa meets paramedic Sam Fielding, a man who might finally understand her, but she is forced to change her plans when someone from her past reappears.

Belong to Me by Marisa De los Santos

Belong to Me is an enchanting, luminous novel about the accidents, both big and small, that affect our choice of friend, lover, and spouse. A story centered around three very different suburban neighbors and what it truly means to “belong” to someone, this eye-opening, unforgettable book is beautifully written, smart and sophisticated women’s fiction.

The Day We Met by Rowan Coleman

When Claire starts to write her Memory Book, she already knows that this scrapbook of mementos will soon be all her daughters and husband have of her. In her mid-40s, Claire is scared and increasingly confused by the world around her, struggling to hold onto her identity as thoughts of her mother, her daughters, and her husband grow fuzzier everyday.

Love Water Memory by Jennie Shortridge

Love Water Memory is the story of Lucie Walker, who awakens in the San Francisco Bay with no idea who she is or how she got there. Worse, she doesn't recognize the handsome man who shows up claiming to be her fiancé.

My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult

Conceived to provide a bone marrow match for her leukemia-stricken sister, teenage Kate begins to question her moral obligations in light of countless medical procedures and decides to fight for the right to make decisions about her own body.

One Day by David Nicholls

Falling in love on the eve of their 1988 college graduations, Dexter and Emma embark on a heady relationship marked throughout subsequent decades by their disparate personalities, conflicts and misconceptions, in a tale told on the anniversaries of the day they met.

PS, I Love You by Cecelia Ahern

Holly couldn't live without her husband Gerry, until the day she had to. When Gerry succumbs to a terminal illness and dies, 30-year-old Holly is set adrift, unable to pick up the pieces. But with the help of a series of letters her husband left her before he died and a little nudging from an eccentric assortment of family and friends, she learns to laugh, overcome her fears, and discover a world she never knew existed.

The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison

After losing virtually everything meaningful in his life, Benjamin trains to be a caregiver but his first client, a fiercely independent teen with muscular dystrophy, gives him more than he bargained for.

 

updated October 2015

If you liked The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo...

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

 

If you liked The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson, try one of these books...


 

Alex by Pierre Lemaître

Police Commandant Camille Verhoeven must learn all he can about a woman with a troubled past if he is ever going to save her from the twisted killer who is holding her hostage.

The Andalucian Friend by Alexander Söderberg

When Sophie Brinkmann—nurse, widow, single mother—meets Hector Guzman, her life is uneventful. She likes his quiet charm and easy smile; she likes the way he welcomes her into his family. She quickly learns, though, that his smooth façade masks something much more sinister. 

The Devil's Feather by Minette Walters

In 2002, five women are discovered barbarously murdered in Sierra Leone. Reuters Africa correspondent Connie Burns suspects a British mercenary: a man who seems to turn up in every war-torn corner of Africa, whose reputation for violence and brutality is well-founded and widely known. Connie's suspicions that he's using the chaos of war to act out sadistic, misogynistic fantasies, fall on deaf ears - but she's determined to expose him and his secret.

The Distance by Helen Giltrow

A dark, ultra-contemporary, and relentlessly paced debut thriller about a London society woman trying to put her secret criminal past behind her, and the hit man who comes to her with an impossible job she can't refuse.

Field of Blood by Denise Mina

A sensational murder provides the young journalist Paddy Meehan with her big professional break when she realizes that she has a personal connection to one of the suspects.Launching her own investigation, Paddy uncovers lines of deception that go deep into the past - and that could spell even more horrible crimes in the future if she doesn't get the story right.

The Girl in the Spider's Web: a Lisbeth Salander novel by David Lagercrantz

A follow-up to The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest finds genius-hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist teaming up to confront a dangerous new threat against the United States.

The Informationist by Taylor Stevens

Vanessa Munroe deals in information—expensive information—working for corporations, heads of state, private clients, and anyone else who can pay for her unique brand of expertise. Born to missionary parents in lawless central Africa, Munroe took up with an infamous gunrunner and his mercenary crew when she was just fourteen. As his protégé, she earned the respect of the jungle's most dangerous men, cultivating her own reputation for years until something sent her running. After almost a decade building a new life and lucrative career from her home base in Dallas, she's never looked back.

The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen

Chief detective Carl Mørck, recovering from what he thought was a career-destroying gunshot wound, is relegated to cold cases and becomes immersed in the five-year disappearance of a politician.

One Kick by Chelsea Cain

Kick Lannigan survived being kidnapped as a child. Now, at twenty-one, determined never to be a victim again, she has reinvented herself. Martial arts and weapons handling are just a few of the skills she has learned over the years. Kick catches the attention of John Bishop, a mystery man with access to unlimited funds, and together they go after a cabal of child pornographers.

Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Høeg

When her six-year-old neighbor falls to his death, and no one is willing to suspect foul play, Smilla Qaavigaaq Jasperson finds her own investigation taking her into the files of a Danish company.

Snow White Must Die by Nele Neuhaus

A U.S. release of an international best-seller finds detectives Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver von Bodenstein racing against time after connecting the dramatic murder of a woman to the recent release of her son, who served a 10-year sentence related to the disappearances of two teens.

Unwanted by Kristina Ohlsson

Inspector Fredericka Bergman investigates the kidnapping and murder of a child who had been separated from her mother on a crowded train on a rainy Swedish summer day, a case that points to the work of a brilliant and ruthless killer.

updated October 2015

Staff Pick

Saints for All Occasions
Nora and Theresa Flynn are twenty-one and seventeen when they leave their small village in Ireland and journey to America. Nora is the responsible sister; she's shy and serious and engaged to a man she isn't sure that she loves. Theresa is gregarious; she is thrilled by their new life in Boston and besotted with the fashionable dresses and dance halls on Dudley Street. But when Theresa ends up pregnant, Nora is forced to come up with a plan—a decision with repercussions they are both far too young to understand.

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10:00am - 9:00pm
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 un-needed eyeglasses for recycling through the Suffolk Cooperative Library System's services for the sight-impaired.  glasses
The Library is no longer accepting cell phones for recycling.

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The Smithtown Library

Long Island's Largest Library Serving the Communities of Smithtown:
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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
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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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