Book Event

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

May 17th at 1:00 p.m. - Lunch 'N Books: Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark T. Sullivan

Join us on May 17 at 1:00 p.m. as we discuss Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark T. Sullivan, a novel based on the true story of a forgotten hero. Pino Lella, an Italian teenager, wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. When his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape, and falls for Anna, a beautiful widow. Pino’s parents force him to enlist as a German soldier—a move they think will keep him out of combat. Yet, after Pino is injured, he is recruited to become the driver for Hitler’s man in Italy, General Leyers. Now, Pino spies for the Allies inside the German High Command. He endures the horrors of the war and the Nazi occupation by fighting in secret.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

April 23rd at 1:00 p.m. - Lunch 'N Books: Spaceman by Mike Massimino – The 2018 Long Island Reads Choice

Join us on April 23 at 1:00 p.m. as we discuss Spaceman by Mike Massimino. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to find yourself strapped to a giant rocket that’s about to go from zero to 17,500 miles per hour? Or to look back on Earth from outer space? Or to stand in front of the Hubble Space Telescope, wondering if the emergency repair you’re about to make will ruin humankind’s chance to unlock the universe’s secrets? Mike Massimino has been to space and back. Spaceman invites us into a rare, wonderful world where science meets the most thrilling adventure, revealing just what having “the right stuff” really means.

Discussion Guide for Spaceman.

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

April 17th at 6:30 p.m. – Meet the Author/Evening Book Discussion: The Life She Was Given by Ellen Marie Wiseman

Ellen Marie Wiseman
Join us on April 17 at 6:30 p.m. as we discuss The Life She Was Given by Ellen Marie Wiseman. From this acclaimed author comes a vivid, daring novel about the devastating power of family secrets – beginning in the poignant, lurid world of a Depression-era traveling circus, and coming full circle in the transformative 1950s.

On a summer evening in 1931, Lilly Blackwood glimpses circus lights from the grimy window of her attic bedroom. Lilly is never allowed to explore the meadows around Blackwood Manor. Yet, on this unforgettable night, Lilly is taken outside for the first time – and sold to the circus sideshow.

More than two decades later, nineteen-year-old Julia Blackwood has inherited her parents’ estate and horse farm. For Julia, home was an unhappy place, and she hopes that returning might erase painful memories. Instead, she becomes immersed in a mystery involving a hidden attic room and photos of circus scenes featuring a striking young girl.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

March 20th at 6:30 p.m. – Meet the Author/Evening Book Discussion: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST * NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW TOP TEN OF THE YEAR * NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2017 * USA TODAY TOP TEN OF 2017
Join us on March 20 at 6:30 p.m. as we discuss Pachinko by Min Jin Lee. In this gorgeous, page-turning saga, four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family fight to control their destiny in 20th century Japan, exiled from a home they never knew.

Richly told and profoundly moving, Pachinko is a story of love, sacrifice, ambition, and loyalty. From bustling street markets to the halls of Japan’s finest universities to the pachinko parlors of the criminal underworld, Lee’s complex and passionate characters – strong, stubborn women, devoted sisters and sons, fathers shaken by moral crisis – survive and thrive against the indifferent arc of history.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

February 20th at 7:30 p.m. - Evening Book Discussion: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Join us on February 20 at 7:30 p.m. as we discuss Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. Based on one of America’s most notorious real-life scandals—in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country. This riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

January 30th at 7:30 p.m. – Meet the Author: Tova Mirvis


Join us on January 30 at 7:30 p.m and meet Tova Mirvis, who will be discussing her latest work, The Book of Separation. In this memoir, she describes how she left both Orthodox Judaism and her marriage, and followed her inner compass to forge a new life for herself and her children while seeking her own path to happiness.

The author will be signing two copies of the book, which will be raffled off at the end of the program – everyone attending will receive a FREE raffle ticket!

Monday, December 11, 2017

January 9th at 7:30 p.m. – Meet the Author: A.J. Finn Discusses The Woman in the Window

Join us on January 9 at 7:30 p.m. and meet A.J. Finn, author of The Woman in the Window, the most widely acquired debut novel of all time and soon to be a major motion picture from Fox Studios. It’s a twisty, powerful Hitchcockian thriller about an agoraphobic woman who believes she witnessed a crime in a neighboring house.

Books will be available for purchase and signing at the end of the program. In addition, two lucky raffle winners will each receive a free copy!

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