General Information

Navigating Walt Disney World - Making Sense of Your Magical Planning
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Thursday, May 7
7:00pm-8:30pm
Smithtown Main Building 
 With twenty-six resorts, dozens of dining options and your choice of ticket packages, a Disney vacation can be overwhelming to plan. Erin Sforza, an independent travel consultant, will provide a road map for selecting the best possible options for your family. This will include the best times to visit and what parks are best on what days. She'll also explain the pros and cons of MagicBands and FastPass, as well as how to use the new My Disney Experience site to streamline your vacation plans.
 
Call 360-2480 ext. 232 or click here for more information and to register.

 

Book Groups

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. 

Beautiful Ruins

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • 2:30-3:30pm

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter 

The award-winning author of The Financial Lives of the Poets presents his most romantic and enjoyable novel yet that follows a young Italian innkeeper and his almost-love affair with a beautiful American starlet, which draws him into a glittering world filled with unforgettable characters. 

  


Smithtown Book Discussion Group

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

Let the Great World Spin

Thursday, May 21, 2015 • 10:15am-12:15pm

Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann

In the dawning light of a late-summer morning, the people of lower Manhattan stand hushed, staring up in disbelief at the Twin Towers. It is August 1974, and a mysterious tightrope walker is running, dancing, leaping between the towers, suspended a quarter mile above the ground. In the streets below, a slew of ordinary lives become extraordinary in bestselling novelist Colum McCann's stunningly intricate portrait of a city and its people. 

 


Sports Pages Book Discussion Group

Books are available at the Smithtown Main Circulation Desk.

Where Nobody Knows Your Name

Monday, May 4, 2015 • 10:30am-12:30pm

Where Nobody Knows Your Name: life in the minor leagues of baseball by John Feinstein

This account of the mysterious proving ground of America's national pastime pulls back the veil on the minor leagues of baseball. The story focuses on the Triple-A level, introducing readers to nine men: three pitchers, three position players, two managers, and an umpire. 

 


Commack Branch


Commack Book Discussion Group

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

The Husbands Secret

Monday, May 11, 2015 • 12:00-1:00pm

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...

 

 


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 Autistic Brain

Monday, April 27, 2015 • 11:00am-12:00pm

The Autistic Brain: thinking across the spectrum by Temple Grandin

A cutting-edge account of the latest science of autism, from the best-selling author and advocate.

 

 


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.

The Monogram Murders

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • 11:00am-12:00pm

The Monogram Murders: the new Hercule Poirot mystery by Sophie Hannah 

A brand-new mystery featuring Agatha Christie's legendary hero follows Hercule Poirot as he tries to solve a diabolically clever puzzle in 1920s London that will put his keen skills of detection to the test.

  

 


Kings Park Book Discussion Group

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

The Aviators Wife

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 • 10:30-11:30am 

The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin 

A story inspired by the marriage between Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh traces the romance between a handsome young aviator and a shy ambassador's daughter whose relationship is marked by wild international acclaim.

 

 


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. 

Mr Penumbras 24 Hour Bookstore

Wednesday, May 20, 2015  7:00-8:00pm

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

A gleeful and exhilarating tale of global conspiracy, complex code-breaking, high-tech data visualization, young love, rollicking adventure, and the secret to eternal life--mostly set in a hole-in-the-wall San Francisco bookstore.

 

 


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.

 

What's New: Graphic Novels

What's New: Graphic Novels                                                                                                                                               Updated 6/5/14

Snapshot / written by Andy Diggle ; art and covers by Jock ; letters by Clem Robins ; additional design for the trade by Jock & Vincent Kukua
Diggle, Andy, author.
Berkeley, CA : Image Comics, Inc., [2013].
GN DIGG
Rated T+/ Teen plus.

Avengers. Vol. 2, Infinity / writer, Jonathan Hickman ; artist, Mike Deodato ; color artist, Frank Martin with Rain Beredo (#12) ; letterer, VC's Joe Caramagna ; cover art, Mike Deodato with Rain Beredo (#7), Marte Gracia (#8) & Laura Martin (#9-12) ; assistant editor, Jake Thomas ; editors, Tom Brevoort with Lauren Sankovitch ; collection editor, Jennifer Grünwald ; assistant editors, Alex Starbuck & Nelson Ribeiro ; editor, special projects, Mark D. Beazley ; senior editor, special projects, Jeff Youngquist ; book design, Jeff Powell ; editor in chief, Axel Alonso
Hickman, Jonathan, author.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, Inc., a subsidiary of Marvel Entertainment, LLC, 2014.
GN HICK
Rated T+.

New Avengers. Vol. 1, Everything dies / by Jonathan Hickman ; penciler, Steve Epting
Hickman, Jonathan, author.
New York : Marvel Worldwide, c2013.
GN HICK
Rated: T+

A game of thrones : the graphic novel. Volume 1 / George R.R. Martin ; adapted by Daniel Abraham ; art by Tommy Patterson ; colors by Ivan Nunes ; lettering by Marshall Dillon ; original series cover art by Alex Ross and Mike S. Miller
Martin, George R. R.
New York : Bantam Books, c2012.
GN MART

A game of thrones : the graphic novel. Volume 2 / George R.R. Martin ; adapted by Daniel Abraham ; art by Tommy Patterson ; colors by Ivan Nunes ; lettering by Marshall Dillon ; original series cover art by Mike S. Miller and Michael Komarck
Martin, George R. R.
New York, N.Y. : Bantam Books, c2013.
GN MART

A game of thrones : the graphic novel. Volume 3 / George R.R. Martin ; adapted by Daniel Abraham ; art by Tommy Patterson ; colors by Ivan Nunes ; lettering by Marshall Dillon ; original series cover art by Mike S. Miller and Michael Komarck
Martin, George R. R.
New York : Bantam Books, ©2014.
GN MART

George R.R. Martin's the hedge knight : the graphic novel / written by George R.R. Martin ; adaptation by Ben Avery ; pencils by Mike S. Miller ; colors by Mike Crowell ; colors by Team Kandora, Transparency Digital ; lettered by Bill Tortolini, Lithium Pro Design
Martin, George R. R, author.
Seattle : Jet City Comics, c2013.
GN MART
Parental advisory.

The sworn sword : the Hedge Knight II / George R.R. Martin ; adaptation by Ben Avery ; pencils by Mike S. Miller
Martin, George R.R.
Seattle : Jet City Comics, 2014.
GN MART

From hell : being a melodrama in sixteen parts / Alan Moore, writer ; Eddie Campbell, artist ; Pete Mullins, contributing artist
Moore, Alan, 1953-
Paddington, Australia : Eddie Campbell Comics, 1999.
GN MOOR

FBP : Federal Bureau of Physics. The Paradigm Shift Vol. 1, The ParadigmShift / Simon Oliver ; [illustrated by] Robbi Rodriguez
Oliver, Simon.
New York : DC Comics/Vertigo, 2014.
GN OLIV

Over easy / Mimi Pond
Pond, Mimi, author, artist.
[Montreal] : Drawn & Quarterly, 2014.
GN POND

Ghosted [volume one, haunted heist] / Joshua Williamson, writer ; Goran Sudzuka, artist ; Miroslav Mrva, colorist
Williamson, Joshua, author.
Berkeley, CA : Image Comics, Inc., [2013].
GN WILL
Rated M/ Mature.

Showa : a history of Japan, 1926-1939 / Shigeru Mizuki ; translator, Zack Davisson
Mizuki, Shigeru, 1922- author, illustrator.
[Montreal], Quebec : Drawn & Quarterly, 2013.
GN 952.033 MIZU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SMITHTOWN SPECIAL LIBRARY DISTRICT WIRELESS ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY

SMITHTOWN SPECIAL LIBRARY DISTRICT WIRELESS ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY



The Smithtown Special Library District recognizes that the Internet has become an essential research and educational tool. The Internet offers access to many valuable local, national, and international sources of information. However, it is a fluid environment with the content and format of information constantly changing. Some information on the Internet may be inaccurate, incomplete, dated, or offensive to some users. You must evaluate the validity and appropriateness of the information found.

The Smithtown Special Library District cannot guarantee that children and youth will never access inappropriate web sites. We recommend that parents / legal guardians take an active interest in, and responsibility for their children's Internet use.

Prior to accessing the Internet at the Smithtown Special Library District, users shall be required to indicate their agreement that they shall not display, print, transmit or distribute threatening material; expressions of bigotry, racism or hate; obscene or sexually provocative material.

 

The Smithtown Special Library District assumes no responsibility for costs, liabilities, claims, or damages arising from the use of the Internet.

The user understands that the wireless Internet connection is unsecured and open to everyone. The library is not responsible for any financial loss that may occur while using the wireless network. This includes but is not limited to, loss due to improper use of online financial tools, personal information intercepted while being transmitted and identity theft.

Computer users must be considerate of nearby patrons. Please use headphones/earbuds while using applications that require sound, such as audio/video players, or turn the volume off. Use of Internet phone applications including but not limited to Skype and Google Call Phone, are not permitted in the library as they are considered equivalent to cell phone use. Please do not use an excessive amount of workspace as library workspace is limited.

The Library cannot guarantee that the wireless Internet access service will be available at any specific time nor can the Library accept reservations for wireless access. Signal strength may vary in the building.

Users may not plug equipment into the Library's computer network. Use of electrical outlets on table-tops is permitted.

Users are responsible for knowing how to configure their own equipment. Library staff cannot provide technical support for establishing or maintaining a connection. The Library will not support configurations and cannot be responsible for any changes made to an individual's computer settings.

Virus and security protection are the user's responsibility. The Library assumes no responsibility for damage, theft, or loss of any kind to a user's equipment, software, data files or other personal property brought into or used at the Library.

The wireless Internet access service is available for use during library hours only. There will be no announcements or warnings pertaining to availability. Please plan your usage accordingly.

There are no printers available for wireless network users. Saved files can be copied to a USB drive or a diskette and brought to one of the Library's public access computers for printing.

Misuse or abuse of this Wireless Internet Acceptable Use Policy will result in the loss of your Internet Access privileges.

Due to the ever-changing nature of these services, this policy is subject to change without notice at the Library's discretion.

Policy 700-95

Adopted: 2/18/2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


I have read The Smithtown Library Wireless Policy Statement and agree to comply with the terms of the policy.

I Agree.