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
 
This group meets quarterly. Books will be available at the Smithtown Circulation Desk starting Monday, March 28. In-person registration only. 
 
leviathan
Thursday, April 28, 2016 • 10:30-11:30am OR 2:30-3:30pm
 

A social and economic history of whaling in America traces Captain John Smith's ill-fated expedition to the New World in 1614, through the industry's rise to its nineteenth-century golden years, to its decline in the twentieth century.

 


A Novel Idea Book Discussion Group
 
Books are available at the Smithtown Circulation Desk. No registration required. 
 
langauge of flowers
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 • 2:30-3:30pm
 
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Discovering the symbolic meanings of flowers while languishing in the foster-care system, eighteen-year-old Victoria is hired by a florist when her talent for helping others is discovered, a situation that leads her to confront a painful secret from her past.

 


Smithtown Book Discussion Group
 
Books are available at the Smithtown Circulation Desk. No registration required. 
 
ordinary grace
Thursday, February 18, 2016 • 10:15am-12:15pm
 
Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
 
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.
 
  

Sports Pages Discussion Group
 
Books are available at the Smithtown Circulation Desk. No registration required. 
 
rickey and robinson
Monday, March 7, 2016 • 10:30am-12:30pm
 

A noted sportswriter unearths his notebooks from the 1940s and 1950s--a time when sportswriters were known to protect players and baseball executives--to give an unvarnished account of Jackie Robinson, Branch Rickey, and the integration of baseball.


Commack Branch


Commack Book Discussion Group

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

All the Light We Cannot See

Monday, February 8, 2016 • 12:00-1:00pm

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr 

A blind French girl on the run from the German occupation and a German orphan-turned-Resistance tracker struggle with respective beliefs after meeting on the Brittany coast.

 


Kings Park Branch


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.

suspect

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 • 11:00am-12:00pm

Suspect by Robert Crais

Struggling to reclaim his career after the devastating murder of his partner eight months earlier, LAPD cop Max Kent is teamed with a traumatized military canine named Maggie who assists Max in an effort to track down his late partner's killer.

 

 


Kings Park Book Discussion Group

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

leaving time

Monday, March 21, 2016 • 10:30-11:30am 

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult

Abandoned by a grief-stricken father and scientist mother who disappeared under mysterious circumstances, thirteen-year-old Jenna Metcalf approaches a disgraced psychic and a jaded detective in the hopes of finding answers.

 


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. 

ready player one

Wednesday, February 17, 2016  7:00-8:00pm

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.


Uplifting Reads Book Discussion Group

Books are available at the Kings Park Branch Circulation Desk. Registration encouraged.

the five love languages

Thursday, March 10, 2016 • 11:00am-12:00pm

The Five Love Languages: how to express heartfelt commitment to your mate by Gary Chapman

This classic book outlines five expressions of love--quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, and physical touch--and explains how to identify and communicate effectively in a spouse's love language.

 


Nesconset Branch


Tea-rrific Reads Book Discussion Group

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

boston girlTuesday, February 23, 2016 • 2:15-3:15pm 

The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

Recounting the story of her life to her granddaughter, octogenarian Addie describes how she was raised in early-twentieth-century America by Jewish immigrant parents in a teeming multicultural neighborhood.