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 will be available at the Smithtown Main Circulation Desk starting on March 23. In-person registration only.

The War that Made America

Thursday, April 23, 2015 • 10:30-11:30am OR 2:30-3:30pm

The War that Made America: a short history of the French and Indian War by Fred Anderson

A companion to a four-part PBS documentary series examines how the French and Indian War of the mid-eighteenth century had a definitive impact on history, tracing how it served to overturn the balance of power on two continents and laid the groundwork for the American Revolution. 

 


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. 

Museum of Extraordinary Things

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 • 2:30-3:30pm

The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman 

Mesmerizing and illuminating, Alice Hoffman’s The Museum of Extraordinary Things is the story of an electric and impassioned love between two vastly different souls in New York during the volatile first decades of the twentieth century.

 

 


 

Smithtown Book Discussion Group

Books are available at the Smithtown Main Circulation Desk. No registration required.

The Light Between Oceans

Thursday, April 16, 2015 • 10:15am-12:15pm

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. 

 

 

 


Sports Pages Book Discussion Group

Books are available at the Smithtown Main Circulation Desk.

Killer Angels

Monday, April 6, 2015 • 10:30am-12:30pm

The Killer Angels: the classic novel of the Civil War by Michael Shaara

In an effort to draw out the Union Army of the Potomac, the Confederate Army invades the North, and the armies clash in a bloody battle at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania for four days.

 

 


Commack Branch


Commack Book Discussion Group

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

Land More Kind Than Home

Monday, April 13, 2015 • 12:00-1:00pm

A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash 

Growing up in a small North Carolina town, Jess Hall is plunged into an adulthood for which he is not prepared when his autistic older brother, Stump, sneaks a look at something he is not supposed to see, which has catastrophic repercussions.

 

 


Stephen King Book Discussion Group

Books will be available at the Commack Branch Circulation Desk starting on April 20. In-person registration only.

Pet Sematary

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 • 6:30-7:30pm

Pet Sematary by Stephen King 

When a little boy's pet dies, and he persuades his parents to bury it in an old Indian cemetary, reputed by legend to house restless spirits, a nightmare of death and destruction begins.

 

 

 


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.

The End of Overeating

Monday, March 30, 2015 • 11:00am-12:00pm

The End of Overeating: take control of the insatiable American appetite by David A. Kessler, M.D.

The author uncovers the influences that have conditioned millions of people to overeat, explaining how combinations of fat, sugar and salt have hijacked our brain circuitry, and shows how we can regain control.

 


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.

Ordinary Grace

Wednesday, April 22 2015 • 11:00am-12:00pm

Ordinary Grace by William Kent Kreuger 

Looking back at a tragic event that occurred during his thirteenth year, Frank Drum explores how a complicated web of secrets, adultery, and betrayal shattered his Methodist family and their small 1961 Minnesota community.

  

 

 


Kings Park Book Discussion Group

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

Museum of Extraordinary Things

Monday, April 20, 2015 • 10:30-11:30am 

The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman 

Mesmerizing and illuminating, Alice Hoffman’s The Museum of Extraordinary Things is the story of an electric and impassioned love between two vastly different souls in New York during the volatile first decades of the twentieth century.

 

 


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. 

Me Before You

Wednesday, April 22, 2015  7:00-8:00pm

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Taking a job as an assistant to extreme sports enthusiast Will, who is wheelchair bound after a motorcycle accident, Louisa struggles with her employer's acerbic moods and tries to demonstrate to him that life is still worth living.

 

 


 Nesconset Branch


Tea-rrific Reads Book Discussion Group

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

Museum of Extraordinary ThingsTuesday, April 28, 2015 • 2:15-3:15pm OR 7:15-8:15pm

The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman

Mesmerizing and illuminating, Alice Hoffman’s The Museum of Extraordinary Things is the story of an electric and impassioned love between two vastly different souls in New York during the volatile first decades of the twentieth century.