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 

Join us for our newest book discussion group in Smithtown. Books are available at the Smithtown Main Circulation Desk. 

The Girl You Left Behind

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • 2:30-3:30pm

The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes 

From the New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You, a spellbinding love story of two women separated by a century but united in their determination to fight for what they love most

  


Smithtown Book Discussion Group

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

Defending Jacob

Thursday, June 18, 2015 • 10:15am-12:15pm

Defending Jacob by William Landay

Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney in his suburban Massachusetts county for more than twenty years. He is respected in his community, tenacious in the courtroom, and happy at home with his wife, Laurie, and son, Jacob. But when a shocking crime shatters their New England town, Andy is blindsided by what happens next : his fourteen-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student.


Sports Pages Book Discussion Group

Books are available at the Smithtown Main Circulation Desk.

Pete Rose

Monday, June 1, 2015 • 10:30am-12:30pm

Pete Rose: an American dilemma by Kostya Kennedy

Examines the life of polarizing sports legend Pete Rose, from his record-setting career to being banished from the game for being an unrepentant gambler, and discusses the complex moral issues keeping him out of the Hall of Fame. 

 


Commack Branch


Commack Book Discussion Group

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

Longbourn

Monday, June 8, 2015 • 12:00-1:00pm

Longbourn by Jo Baker

A reimagining of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice from the perspectives of its below-stairs servants captures the drama of the Bennet household fromt he sideline viewpoint of Sarah, an orphaned housemaid.

 


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.

Mind Over Medicine

Monday, June 29, 2015 • 11:00am-12:00pm

Mind Over Medicine: scientific proof that you can heal yourself by Lissa Rankin, M.D.

Clinical trials show that up to 80 percent of patients given a placebo heal themselves with the power of the mind alone. But how? There is documented evidence that beliefs, thoughts, and feelings can cure the body. And this book not only reveals the data from mainstream medical journals; it tells you step-by-step how you can implement this knowledge to make your body ripe for spontaneous remission or disease prevention...


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.

Keeper of Lost Causes

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • 11:00am-12:00pm

The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen 

Chief detective Carl Mørck, recovering from what he thought was a career-destroying gunshot wound, is relegated to cold cases and becomes immersed in the five-year disappearance of a politician.

  


Kings Park Book Discussion Group

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

Light Between Oceans

Wednesday, June 15, 2015 • 10:30-11:30am 

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.

 

 


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. 

Outlander

Wednesday, June , 2015  7:00-8:00pm

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Hurtled back through time more than two hundred years to Scotland in 1743, Claire Randall finds herself caught in the midst of an unfamiliar world torn apart by violence, pestilence, and revolution and haunted by her growing feelings for James Fraser, a young soldier.

 


 Nesconset Branch


Tea-rrific Reads Book Discussion Group

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

The Husbands SecretTuesday, June 23, 2015 • 2:15-3:15pm 

The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty

Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive. . .