Smithtown Sports Pages Book Discussion 
 
gilhodges      
Monday, May 5, 2014
10:30am-12:30pm
 
Gil Hodges: The Brooklyn Bums, the Miracle Mets, and the Extraordinary Life of a Baseball Legend by Thomas Clavin
 
The son of an Indiana coal miner, Gil grew up playing baseball to forget the woes of the Great Depression. With the important lessons he learned in those years--to always be honest and never to resort to self-pity--he turned his love for baseball into an unforgettable career as the Brooklyn Dodgers first baseman who helped lead the team to six National League pennants, and later as the manager who turned the league underdogs into world champions--the 1969 Miracle Mets.
 


Smithtown Historical Non-fiction Book Discussion 
 
rocketmen      

 

Thursday, July 24, 2014
10:30-11:30am OR 2:30-3:30pm
 
Rocket Men: The Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon by Craig Nelson
 
Rocket Men is the thrilling story of the moon mission, and it restores the mystery and majesty to an event that may have become too familiar for most people to realize what a stunning achievement it represented in planning, technology and execution.

 

 
  

 
Smithtown Book Discussion
 
kim       
Thursday, May 15, 2014
10:15am-12:15pm
 
Kim by Rudyard Kipling
 
Kimball O’Hara grows up an orphan in the walled city of Lahore, India. Deeply devoted to an old Tibetan lama but involved in a secret mission for the British, Kim struggles to weave the strands of his life into a single pattern. Charged with action and suspense, yet profoundly spiritual, Kim vividly expresses the sounds and smells, colors and characters, opulence and squalor of complex, contradictory India under British rule.
 
  


Commack Branch Book Discussion 

Pick up a copy of the book at the Commack Branch Circulation Desk beginning on April 14, 2014.
 
Picture1       
Monday, May 12, 2014
12:00-1:00pm
 
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.
 
 


Kings Park Branch Book Discussion 
 
manor       
Monday, April 28, 2014
10:30-11:30am
 
The Manor: Three Centuries at a Slave Plantation on Long Island by Mac Griswold
 
A compelling history of a Long Island plantation, spanning three centuries and eleven generations, reveals the extensive but little-known story of Northern slavery.
 

 
Kings Park Branch Killer Reads Book Discussion 
 
inthewoods       
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
11:00am-12:00pm
 
In the Woods by Tana French
 
Twenty years after witnessing the violent disappearances of two companions from their small Dublin suburb, detective Rob Ryan investigates a chillingly similar murder that takes place in the same wooded area, a case that forces him to piece together his traumatic memories.
 

 
Kings Park Branch Millennials Book Discussion
 
darkplaces      
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
7:00-8:00pm

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in “The Satan Sacrifice" of Kinnakee, Kansas.” She survived—and testified that her brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, the Kill Club—a secret society obsessed with notorious crimes—contacts Libby, hoping to use new evidence to free Ben. Libby agrees to go along, hoping to turn a profit off her tragic history. As Libby’s search takes her from shabby strip clubs to abandoned tourist towns, the truth emerges, and Libby finds herself right back where she started—on the run from a killer.

 

Kings Park Branch A Novel Idea Book Discussion
 
aviatorswife      
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
2:00-3:00pm

The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin

A story inspired by the marriage between Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh traces the romance between a handsome young aviator and a shy ambassador's daughter whose relationship is marked by wild international acclaim, history-making flights and the world-shocking abduction of their child.

 

       Nesconset Branch Tea-rrific Reads Book Discussion 

 
Register for either session and pick up a copy of the book at the Nesconset Branch.
 
manor       
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
2:15-3:15pm OR 7:15-8:15pm
 
The Manor: Three Centuries at a Slave Plantation on Long Island by Mac Griswold
 
A compelling history of a Long Island plantation, spanning three centuries and eleven generations, reveals the extensive but little-known story of Northern slavery.