Smithtown Main Building
Historical Non-fiction Book Discussion Group
Do you enjoy learning about the past through historical non-fiction? If so, be sure to join the Smithtown Library’s Historical Non-fiction Book Discussion Group. Mediated by one of our librarians, this discussion group will feature non-fiction titles related to global, national, regional and local history topics. The group will meet quarterly and books will be available at the Smithtown Main Building Circulation Desk one month prior to the next meeting date. In-person registration only.
Thursday, July 23, 2015 • 10:30-11:30am & 2:30-3:30pm
1776 by David McCullough
America’s beloved and distinguished historian presents, in a book of breathtaking excitement, drama, and narrative force, the stirring story of the year of our nation’s birth, 1776, interweaving, on both sides of the Atlantic, the actions and decisions that led Great Britain to undertake a war against her rebellious colonial subjects and that placed America’s survival in the hands of George Washington.
Commack Book Discussion Group
Books are available at the Commack Branch Circulation Desk. No registration required.
Monday, August 10, 2015 • 12:00-1:00pm
The Vacationers by Emma Straub
Celebrating their thirty-fifth anniversary and their daughter's high-school graduation during a two-week vacation in Mallorca, Franny and Jim Post confront old secrets, hurts, and rivalries that reveal sides of themselves they try to conceal.
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.
Monday, July 27, 2015 • 11:00am-12:00pm
Spark: the revolutionary new science of exercise and the brain by John J. Ratey, M.D.
An investigation into the effects of exercise on the brain evaluates how aerobic exercise positively influences the progression of such conditions as Alzheimer's disease, ADD, and depression, in a report that shares theory-supporting case studies.
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.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 • 11:00am-12:00pm
Malice by Keigo Higashino
When a best-selling Japanese novelist is found murdered the night before he was scheduled to move to another country, police detective Kyochiro Kaga uncovers a deadly game involving the victim's best friend and rival.
Kings Park Book Discussion Group
Books are available at the Kings Park Branch Circulation Desk. No registration required.
Monday, August 17, 2015 • 10:30-11:30am
Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen
Abandoning her expensive world to move to a small country cabin, a once world-famous photographer bonds with a local man and begins to see the world around her in new, deeper dimensions while evaluating second chances at love, career and self-understanding.
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.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 • 7:00-8:00pm
The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
Working as a private investigator after losing his leg in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike takes the case of a legendary supermodel's suspicious suicide and finds himself in a world of multi-millionaire beauties, rock star boyfriends, desperate designers, and hedonist pursuits.
Tea-rrific Reads Book Discussion Group
Books are available at the Nesconset Branch Circulation Desk. Registration encouraged.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 • 2:15-3:15pm
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
When his most prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, is stolen, bookstore owner A. J. Fikry begins isolating himself from his friends, family and associates before receiving a mysterious package that compels him to remake his life.