Book Event

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

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

December 11th at 1:00 p.m. – Lunch 'N Books: News of the World by Paulette Jiles

Join us on December 11 at 1:00 p.m. as we discuss News of the World by Paulette Jiles. In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction. From the author of Enemy Women, this novel explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust.

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

Please click here for the reading group guide for News of the World.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

November 20th at 1:00 p.m. – Lunch 'N Books: The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

Join us on November 20 at 1:00 p.m. as we discuss The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See. Li-yan is a member of the Akha hill tribe whose way of life is still tied to the land. She grows up picking tea leaves each season with her family and lives without electricity or running water in a hut. Set to follow in her mother’s path as a midwife, Li-yan works hard in school hoping to be the first in her village to qualify for upper level schooling that would open up other possibilities. Fate however intervenes through pregnancy, and two different men destined to change her life, one through love, the other through the business of tea.

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

Thursday, October 26, 2017

November 14th at 7:30 p.m. - Evening Book Discussion and Skype With Author: The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson

Join us on November 14 at 7:30 p.m. as we discuss The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson. At 8:30 p.m. there will be a skype with the author.

With empathy, grace, humor, and piercing insight, the author of Someone Else’s Love Story pens a powerful, emotionally resonant novel of the South that confronts the truth about privilege, family, and the distinctions between perception and reality–the stories we tell ourselves about our origins and who we really are.

After a one night stand with Batman results in an unexpected pregnancy and a family scandal calls her back to Alabama, Leia, a 38 year old graphic novel writer/artist, is forced to look at her life and everything she holds dear in a different light. And what is the secret her grandmother is keeping? Pregnancy seems to be the least of her problems!  This is a beautifully written, poignant yet humorous story with characters that will stay with you after you finish the book.

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

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Friday, October 20, 2017

October 25th at 1:00 p.m. – Lunch 'N Books: Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

Join us on October 25 at 1:00 p.m. as we discuss Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue. Jenda Jonga moves to Manhattan from Cameroon. After landing a job as a driver with a wealthy Lehman Brothers magnate, Jenda brings his wife and son to NY, feeling sure that he is heading for the American Dream. Yet, the great recession is taking hold. When overhearing his employer’s phone conversations, Jenda knows that there will be great changes and challenges in his life

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

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

October 17th at 7:00 p.m. - Evening Book Discussion and Skype With Author: The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi

Join us on October 17 at 7:00 p.m. as we discuss The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi. At 8:15 p.m. there will be a skype with the author.

In Kabul, 2007, with a drug-addicted father and no brothers, Rahima and her sisters can rarely attend school or leave the house. Their only hope lies in an ancient custom which allows young Rahima to dress and be treated as a boy until marriageable age. As a boy, she can attend school and chaperone her sisters. A century earlier, her great-great grandmother, left orphaned, saved herself the same way. The story interweaves the tales of these two women separated by a century.

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

Please click here for the reading group guide for The Pearl That Broke Its Shell.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

September 12th at 7:30 p.m. - Evening Book Discussion: The Rainbow Comes and Goes by Anderson Cooper

Join us on September 12 at 7:30 p.m. as we discuss The Rainbow Comes and Goes by Anderson Cooper. A charming, intimate and fascinating collection of correspondence between broadcaster and #1 New York Times bestselling author Anderson Cooper and his mother, the celebrated Gloria Vanderbilt. Both a son’s love letter to his mother in her final years and an unconventional mother’s life lessons for her grown son, The Rainbow Comes and Goes offers a rare window into their close relationship and fascinating lives. In these often hilarious and touching exchanges, they share their most private thoughts and the hard-earned truths they’ve learned along the way. Throughout, their distinctive personalities shine through—Anderson’s darker outlook on the world is a brilliant contrast to his mother’s idealism and unwavering optimism.

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