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

A Novel Idea Book Discussion Group
 
Books are available at the Smithtown Circulation Desk. No registration required. 
 
Art of Racing in the Rain
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 • 2:30-3:30pm
 

Nearing the end of his life, Enzo, a dog with a philosopher's soul, tries to bring together the family, pulled apart by a three year custody battle between daughter Zoe's maternal grandparents and her father Denny, a race car driver.

 
 

Smithtown Book Discussion Group
 
Books are available at the Smithtown Circulation Desk. No registration required. 
 
Burgess Boys
Thursday, September 17, 2015 • 10:15am-12:15pm
 
The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout
 
Struggling with the long-term fallout of the accident that killed their father when they were boys, two brothers are catalyzed by a nephew's thoughtless prank and discover heartbreaking deceptions and losses that inform both their personal and professional lives.
 
 
 

Sports Pages Discussion Group
 
Books are available at the Smithtown Circulation Desk. No registration required. 
 
Price of Silence
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 • 10:30am-12:30pm
 
 
An authoritative account of the Duke lacrosse team rape case illuminates the ever-widening gap between America's rich and poor, and demonstrates how far the powerful will go to protect themselves.
 
 

Commack Branch

 


 

Commack Book Discussion Group

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

Labor Day

Monday, September 21, 2015 • 12:00-1:00pm

Labor Day by Joyce Maynard

The author relates a story of love, sexual passion, painful adolescence, and devastating betrayal as seen through the eyes of a thirteen-year-old boy--and the man he later becomes--looking back on the events of a single long, hot, and life-altering weekend.

 

 


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.

Toxin Toxout

Monday, August 31, 2015 • 11:00am-12:00pm

Toxin Toxout: getting harmful chemicals out of our bodies and our world by Bruce Lourie and Rick Smith

After conducting outrageous experiments and investigating a vast array of topics, two of Canada's leading environmental activists offer practical and often surprising advice for removing toxic chemicals from the body and home.

 

 


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.

Malice

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.

Still Life with Bread Crumbs

Monday, September 21, 2015 • 10:30-11:30am 

Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford

With his friend Charlotte, twelve-year-old William Eng, a Chinese-American boy, escapes from a Seattle orphanage determined to find his mother Willow and discover his connection to the exotic film star.

 

 

 


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. 

Cuckoos Calling

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.

 

 


Nesconset Branch


Tea-rrific Reads Book Discussion Group

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

wildTuesday, August 25, 2015 • 2:15-3:15pm 

Wild: from lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

A powerful, blazingly honest, inspiring memoir: the story of a 1,100 mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe--and built her back up again.