Book Event

Monday, November 21, 2016

New Book Club in a Bag - The Rent Collector by Camron Wright

Our newest Book Club in a Bag is The Rent Collector by Camron Wright. The book, based on actual accounts, follows a Cambodian family as they struggle to lead a meaningful life. It is a wonderfully complex book which has many themes to discuss. Please call Janine Walsh at 794-2570 x262 to reserve a six week slot for your book group. The bag comes complete with 10 copies of the book, historical context, questions, author biography and a DVD of the documentary the book is based on, River of Victory. With all this, your book discussion is sure to be a success!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

November 15th at 7:30 p.m. – Evening Book Discussion: The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain

Join us on November 15 at 7:30 p.m. as we discuss The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain. In The Silent Sister, Riley MacPherson has spent her entire life believing that her older sister Lisa committed suicide as a teenager. Now, over twenty years later, her father has passed away and while she is cleaning out his house, she finds evidence to the contrary. Lisa is alive . . . alive and living under a new identity. But why exactly was she on the run all those years ago, and what secrets are being kept now? As Riley works to uncover the truth, her discoveries will put into question everything she thought she knew about her family.

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

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

November 14th at 1:00 p.m. - Lunch 'N Books: The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

Join us on November 14 at 1:00 p.m. as we discuss The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George. Monsieur Perdu calls himself a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs, Perdu mends broken hearts and souls. The only person he can’t seem to heal through literature is himself; he’s still haunted by heartbreak after his great love disappeared. She left him with only a letter, which he has never opened. Twenty one years later he reads the letter. What follows is simultaneously heartbreaking and heartwarming. Nina George’s impressionistic prose takes the reader on a journey not just through the glories of France and the wonders of books, but through the whole range of human emotions.

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

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

October 26th at 12:30 p.m. - Lunch 'N Books: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Join us on October 26 at 12:30 p.m. as we discuss The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.  Bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of WWII and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women’s war. The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France. This is a bestselling, heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit. 

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

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

October 6th at 7:30 p.m. – Evening Book Discussion: What She Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman

Join us on October 6 at 7:30 p.m. as we discuss What She Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman. In this stunning novel, the acclaimed author of The Plum Tree merges the past and present into a haunting story about the nature of love and loyalty--and the lengths we will go to protect those who need us most.

Ten years ago, Izzy Stone’s mother fatally shot her father while he slept. Devastated by her mother’s apparent insanity, Izzy, now seventeen, refuses to visit her in prison. But her new foster parents, employees at the local museum, have enlisted Izzy’s help in cataloging items at a long-shuttered state asylum. There, amid piles of abandoned belongings, Izzy discovers a stack of unopened letters, a decades-old journal, and a window into her own past.

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

Thursday, August 4, 2016

September 13th at 7:30 p.m. – Evening Book Discussion: The Sisters Weiss by Naomi Ragen

Join us on September 13 at 7:30 p.m. as we discuss The Sisters Weiss by Naomi Ragen. When she discovers the truth about her Aunt Rose, who, in the 1950s, committed an unforgivable act, Rivka, growing up in a strict ultra-Orthodox family, sets off on a dangerous adventure to find her, which sets in motion a chain of events that stirs up the ghosts of the past and alters the future. Powerful, page-turning and deeply moving, this novel is an unforgettable examination of loyalty and betrayal; the differences that can tear a family apart and the invisible bonds that tie them together. For more information, please call the Reader Services Department at 516-794-2570 ext. 236.

Monday, July 25, 2016

August 2nd at 7:30 p.m. – Evening Book Discussion: The Garden of Letters by Alyson Richman

Join us on August 2 at 7:30 p.m. as we discuss Alyson Richman’s (author of The Lost Wife) The Garden of Letters. Loss and hope pervade this graceful narrative, which is set in Italy during WWII. In 1942, when music prodigy and Resistance member Elodie flees to Portofino, she is taken in by a doctor with a tragic past. Together they come to terms with loss and the terrible cost of war. For more information, please call the Reader Services Department at 516-794-2570 ext. 236.