Book Event

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

July 13th at 6:00 p.m. - The Rent Collector by Camron Wright - Film, Book Discussion, and Skype

Join us as we screen the documentary (which inspired the novel The Rent Collector) at 6:00 p.m., to be followed by the book discussion at 7:15 p.m. At 8:30 p.m., there will be a skype with filmmaker Trevor Wright and author Camron Wright.

The documentary, River of Victory, is an unsettling account of the harsh life of a Cambodian family as they struggle with financial woes and often disturbing medical treatments for their child.  This glimpse into their lives was captured when three young filmmakers, including Trevor Wright, struck up a conversation with a young mother, Sang Li, who lived at the dump.  The filmmakers discovered a story of resilience and strength too compelling to ignore.

After watching footage of his son's documentary, River of Victory, novelist Camron Wright decided to write a fiction book (The Rent Collector) based on Sang Li and her family.

For more information, please call the Reader Services Department at 516-794-2570 ext. 236.

July 12th at 7:30 p.m. - Travel Trivia Night

Test your knowledge of travel and travel literature at our library quiz on July 12 at 7:30 p.m.  Bring your friends, bring your teammates (up to 4), or just bring yourself. Sign up at the Reference Desk or online at http://tinyurl.com/jk698m9. Registration is limited.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

June 21 at 7:30 p.m. - Evening Book Discussion: At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen - Skype with Author!

Join us on June 21st at 7:30 p.m. as we skype with Sara Gruen, author of At the Water's Edge, a gripping and poignant love story about a privileged young woman's awakening as she experiences the devastation of World War II in a tiny village in the Scottish Highlands.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

June 6th at 11:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m. - Adult Summer Reading Club "Novel Destinations" Kickoff With Featured Author Camille Perri


Join us for the kickoff of our 5th annual Adult Summer Reading Club as we host author Camille Perri's Long Island book launch of her lauded debut novel, The Assistants.  The book talk and signing will start at 7:30 P.M.  Sign up for the club in the lobby.  Can't make it?  Sign up online at http://tinyurl.com/jk698m9 or at the Reference Desk starting June 6th.


Thursday, May 19, 2016

May 25th at 7:30 p.m. – Evening Book Discussion: Orphan #8 by Kim van Alkemade

Join us on May 25 at 7:30 p.m. as we discuss Orphan #8 by Kim van Alkemade.  In this stunning new historical novel inspired by true events, the author tells the fascinating story of a woman who must choose between revenge and mercy when she encounters the doctor who subjected her to dangerous medical experiments in a New York City Jewish orphanage years before.  For more information, please call the Reader Services Department at 516-794-2570 ext. 236.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

May 19th at 12:30 p.m. - Lunch 'N Books: The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown

Join us on May 19 at 12:30 p.m. as we discuss The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown.  Out of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the desperation of the times--the improbable account of how nine working-class American boys showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant.  For more information, please call the Reader Services Department at 516-794-2570 ext. 236.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

April 27th at 7:30 p.m. – Evening Book Discussion: A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner

Join us on April 27 at 7:30 p.m. as we discuss A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner.  Two women living one hundred years apart who experience similar tragic losses of love-Clara's in the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, and Taryn's in the collapse of the Twin Towers-are connected through time by a scarf. For more information, please call the Reader Services Department at 516-794-2570 ext. 236.

Monday, March 28, 2016

March 29th at 7:30 p.m. – Evening Book Discussion: Orhan's Inheritance by Aline Ohanesian

Join us on March 29 at 7:30 p.m. as we discuss Orhan's Inheritance by Aline Ohanesian.  When Orhan’s brilliant and eccentric grandfather, Kemal, who built a dynasty out of making kilim rugs, is found dead in a vat of dye, Orhan inherits the decades old business.  Yet, Kemal has left the family estate to a stranger, an aging woman in Los Angeles.  Her existence and secrecy about her past only deepen the mystery.  For more information, please call the Reader Services Department at 516-794-2570 ext. 236.