Book Event

Thursday, May 4, 2017

June 2 at 6:30 p.m. - Adult Summer Reading Club "Build a Better World" Kickoff With Featured Author Benjamin Ludwig

The Reader Services Department of the East Meadow Public Library is thrilled to announce the kickoff of our sixth annual Adult Summer Reading Club on Friday, June 2 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Register for our reading club and meet Benjamin Ludwig, author of Ginny Moon, who will be joining us for a book talk at 7:00 p.m. Ginny Moon is one of this summer’s most anticipated new books. This extraordinary debut novel is about an autistic teenager who desperately wishes to be reunited with her troubled birth mother in spite of having found the perfect foster home. It’s a story of an outsider trying to find a place to belong and about making sense of a world that just doesn’t seem to add up. Benjamin Ludwig will be signing copies of his book which will be for sale after the program.

Can’t make this event but would still like to join our summer reading club? On June 6 between 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., sign up in the lobby (after 5 p.m. sign up at the Reference Desk). Also, starting June 6, you may sign up online at

Our reading club will provide members the opportunity to attend exciting book events along with a delightful party at the end of the program. Our reading club is open to Nassau County library cardholders 21 and older.

Friday, April 21, 2017

May 4th at 7:30 p.m - Meet the Author - Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

Join us on May 4 at 7:30 p.m. as we discuss this New York Times bestseller inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine. This remarkable debut novel reveals the power of unsung women to change history in their quest for love, freedom, and second chances. Martha Hall Kelly will be signing copies of her book which will be for sale after the program.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

April 21st at 1:00 p.m. - Lunch 'N Books: Dead Wake by Erik Larson

Join us on April 21 at 1:00 p.m. as we discuss Dead Wake by Erik Larson. On May 1, 1915, with World War I entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants. This is the true story of the submarine attack on the Lusitania, the lives and deaths of some of its passengers, and the sinking of the largest and fastest ocean liner of its time.

Discussion Guide for Dead Wake

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

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Starting April 1st - Online Book Club – Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

We are thrilled to announce we will be beginning our first online Book club with Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly starting April 1st. We are also very excited that the author will be joining us on Thursday, May 4th at 7:30 p.m. to talk about her book!

To join our online book group, please follow these simple steps:

1. If you are not a member of Goodreads you must create an account at

(After joining you will receive an e-mail asking you to verify your e-mail address – please do so in order to participate in the discussion by clicking the link provided.)

2. Log into Goodreads and click on Community on top and Choose Groups.

3. In the search box type: EMPL Online Book Discussion.

4. Click Join and type in your library barcode when requested. Once we approve your membership please read the rules of the group.

5. Starting April 1st questions will be posted to promote discussion. At least two questions will be posted a week until the author visit.

Copies of the book are available at the Reference Desk. Please read the book and join us.

If you have any questions, please contact Janine Walsh at or at 794-2570 ext 262.

Monday, March 27, 2017

March 30th at 12:30 p.m. - Lunch 'N Books: 1984 by George Orwell

Join us on March 30 at 12:30 p.m. as we discuss 1984 by George Orwell. The year 1984 has come and gone, but George Orwell’s prophetic, nightmarish vision, written in 1948, of the world we were becoming, is more timely than ever. 1984 is still the great modern classic of “negative utopia”- a startlingly original and haunting novel that creates an imaginary world that is completely convincing, from the first sentence to the last four words.

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

Friday, February 17, 2017

March 21st at 7:30 p.m. – Evening Book Discussion: Ice Twins by S.K. Tremayne

Join us on March 21 at 7:30 p.m. as we discuss Ice Twins by S.K. Tremayne, a terrifying psychological thriller with a twisting plot. Moving to a tiny Scottish island a year after one of their identical twin daughters, Lydia, dies in an accident, Angus and Sarah are shattered when their surviving daughter claims they have mistaken her identity and that she is actually the twin they believed dead.

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

Friday, January 20, 2017

February 15th at 7:30 p.m. – Evening Book Discussion/Author Visit: Forgiving Maximo Rothman by A.J. Sidransky

Join us on February 15 at 7:30 p.m. as author A.J. Sidransky discusses his powerful work, Forgiving Maximo Rothman. Sidransky gives us a captivating story, transporting us from a seemingly straightforward murder in present-day Washington Heights, to the plight of World War II Jewish refugees in the Dominican Republic and life in the Soviet Union. The story effortlessly entwines these different periods and places.

Reserve your copy today!

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

Forgiving Maximo Rothman Discussion Questions