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   In celebration of the Town of Smithtown's 350th Anniversary, The Smithtown Library is offering a series of programs that will explore the history of the town and its people.  In addition, a Long Island Room exhibit will be on view throughout 2015.
 
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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? 

 

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. 

Museum of Extraordinary Things

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 • 2:30-3:30pm

The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman 

Mesmerizing and illuminating, Alice Hoffman’s The Museum of Extraordinary Things is the story of an electric and impassioned love between two vastly different souls in New York during the volatile first decades of the twentieth century.

 

 


 

Smithtown Book Discussion Group

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

The Light Between Oceans

Thursday, April 16, 2015 • 10:15am-12:15pm

The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman

A novel set on a remote Australian island, where a childless couple live quietly running a lighthouse, until a boat carrying a baby washes ashore. 

 

 

 


Sports Pages Book Discussion Group

Books are available at the Smithtown Main Circulation Desk.

Killer Angels

Monday, April 6, 2015 • 10:30am-12:30pm

The Killer Angels: the classic novel of the Civil War by Michael Shaara

In an effort to draw out the Union Army of the Potomac, the Confederate Army invades the North, and the armies clash in a bloody battle at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania for four days.

 

 


Commack Branch


Commack Book Discussion Group

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

Land More Kind Than Home

Monday, April 13, 2015 • 12:00-1:00pm

A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash 

Growing up in a small North Carolina town, Jess Hall is plunged into an adulthood for which he is not prepared when his autistic older brother, Stump, sneaks a look at something he is not supposed to see, which has catastrophic repercussions.

 

 


Stephen King Book Discussion Group

Books will be available at the Commack Branch Circulation Desk starting on April 20. In-person registration only.

Pet Sematary

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 • 6:30-7:30pm

Pet Sematary by Stephen King 

When a little boy's pet dies, and he persuades his parents to bury it in an old Indian cemetary, reputed by legend to house restless spirits, a nightmare of death and destruction begins.

 

 

 


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.

Ordinary Grace

Wednesday, April 22 2015 • 11:00am-12:00pm

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Kreuger 

Looking back at a tragic event that occurred during his thirteenth year, Frank Drum explores how a complicated web of secrets, adultery, and betrayal shattered his Methodist family and their small 1961 Minnesota community.

  

 

 


Kings Park Book Discussion Group

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

Museum of Extraordinary Things

Monday, April 20, 2015 • 10:30-11:30am 

The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman 

Mesmerizing and illuminating, Alice Hoffman’s The Museum of Extraordinary Things is the story of an electric and impassioned love between two vastly different souls in New York during the volatile first decades of the twentieth century.

 

 


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. 

Me Before You

Wednesday, April 22, 2015  7:00-8:00pm

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Taking a job as an assistant to extreme sports enthusiast Will, who is wheelchair bound after a motorcycle accident, Louisa struggles with her employer's acerbic moods and tries to demonstrate to him that life is still worth living.

 

 


 Nesconset Branch


Tea-rrific Reads Book Discussion Group

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

Museum of Extraordinary ThingsTuesday, April 28, 2015 • 2:15-3:15pm OR 7:15-8:15pm

The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman

Mesmerizing and illuminating, Alice Hoffman’s The Museum of Extraordinary Things is the story of an electric and impassioned love between two vastly different souls in New York during the volatile first decades of the twentieth century.

 

New DVDs

Staff Pick

Visitation Street

Visitation Street: a novel

by Ivy Pochoda

 

 
Chosen by Denis Lehane for his eponymous imprint, Ivy Pochoda’s Visitation Street is a riveting literary mystery set against the rough-hewn backdrop of the New York waterfront in Red Hook.

It's Tax Time Again!

You can find NY State tax forms and instructions here.

You can find IRS forms and instructions here.

Due to budget cuts, the IRS will only be sending a limited selection of tax forms to the Library for distribution. Additionally, they will not be sending any instructions.  You can also order forms and instructions directly from the IRS by calling 1-800-829-3676 or by clicking here.

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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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148 Smithtown Boulevard
Nesconset, NY 11767
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One North Country Road
Smithtown, NY 11787
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