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
 
bravenewworld       
Thursday, April 17, 2014
10:15am-12:15pm
 
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
 
First published 70 years ago, the classic, prophetic novel capturing the socialized horrors of a futuristic utopia remarkably explores the now-timely themes of cloning, individual creativity and freedom, and the role of science, technology and drugs in humankind's future. 
 
  


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
 
howyouloseher      
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
7:00-8:00pm

This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao presents a lyrical collection of stories that explores the heartbreak and radiance of love as it is shaped by passion, betrayal and the echoes of intimacy.

 

       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.