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.

Wooden

Monday, February 2, 2015 • 10:30am-12:30pm

Wooden: A Coach's Life by Seth Davis 

A provocative and revelatory biography of the legendary UCLA coach John Wooden, by one of America's top college basketball writers.

 

 


Commack Branch


Commack Book Discussion Group

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

Under the Wide and Starry Sky

Monday, February 9, 2015 • 12:00-1:00pm

Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan 

This is the story of the unconventional love affair of Scottish literary giant Robert Louis Stevenson and American divorcee Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne. By the bestselling author of Loving Frank.

 

 


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?