Book Event

Thursday, March 21, 2019

April 4th at 1:00 p.m. - Lunch 'N Books/Long Island Reads: The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

Join us on April 4 at 1:00 p.m. as we discuss The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer. Charming and wise, knowing and witty, Meg Wolitzer delivers a novel about power and influence, ego and loyalty, womanhood and ambition. At its heart, The Female Persuasion is about the flame we all believe is flickering inside of us, waiting to be seen and fanned by the right person at the right time. It’s a story about the people who guide and the people who follow (and how those roles evolve over time), and the desire within all of us to be pulled into the light.

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

Monday, March 11, 2019

March 19th at 7:00 p.m. - Evening Book Discussion/Author Skype: Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen by Sarah Bird

Join us on March 19 at 7:00 p.m. as we discuss Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen by Sarah Bird. The author will join us by Skype!

Though born into bondage on a tobacco farm in Little Dixie, Missouri, Cathy Williams was never allowed to consider herself a slave. According to her mother, she was a captive, destined by her noble warrior blood to escape the enemy. Her chance at freedom presents itself with the arrival of Union General Phillip Henry Sheridan, the outcast of West Point who takes the young woman into service. At war’s end, Cathy makes the monumental decision to disguise herself as a man and join the legendary.

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

Discussion guide for Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

March 18th at 1:00 p.m. - Lunch 'N Books: The Library Book by Susan Orlean

The Library Book by Susan Orlean
Join us on March 18 at 1:00 p.m. as we discuss The Library Book by Susan Orlean. On the morning of April 29, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. The fire was disastrous; it reached 2,000 degrees and burned for more than seven hours. By the time it was extinguished, it had consumed four hundred thousand books and damaged seven hundred thousand more. Investigators descended on the scene, but more than thirty years later, the mystery remains. Did someone purposefully set fire to the library—and if so, who? Weaving her lifelong love of books and reading, into an investigation of the fire, award-winning New Yorker reporter and New York Times bestselling author Susan Orlean delivers a mesmerizing and uniquely compelling book that manages to tell the broader story of libraries and librarians in a way that has never been done.

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

Discussion guide for The Library Book.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

February 28th at 1:00 p.m. - Lunch 'N Books: A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza

Join us on February 28 at 1:00 p.m. as we discuss A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza. As an Indian wedding gathers a family back together, parents Rafiq and Layla must reckon with the choices their children have made. There is Hadia, their headstrong, eldest daughter, whose marriage is a match of love and not tradition. Huda, the middle child, is determined to follow in her sister’s footsteps. Lastly, their estranged son, Amar, returns to the family fold for the first time in three years, to take his place as brother of the bride. What secrets and betrayals have caused this close-knit family to fracture? Can Amar find his way back to the people who know and love him best?

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

Discussion guide for A Place For Us.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

February 19th at 7:30 p.m. - Evening Book Discussion/Author Skype: Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict

Join us on February 19 at 7:30 p.m. as we discuss Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict. The author will join us by Skype!

Clara Kelley is not the experienced Irish maid hired to work in one of Pittsburgh’s grandest households. She’s a poor farmer’s daughter with nothing in her pockets. But the other woman with the same name has vanished, so Clara is pretending to be her . . . if she can keep up the ruse. Carnegie’s Maid tells the story of a brilliant woman who may have spurred Andrew Carnegie toward philanthropy.

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

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

January 15th at 7:30 p.m. - Evening Book Discussion: The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Join us on January 15 at 7:30 p.m. as we discuss The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah. Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: he will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.

But as winter approaches and darkness descends on Alaska, Ernt’s fragile mental state deteriorates and the family begins to fracture. Soon the perils outside pale in comparison to threats from within. In their small cabin, covered in snow, blanketed in eighteen hours of night, Ernt’s wife and daughter learn the terrible truth: they are on their own. In the wild, there is no one to save them but themselves.

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

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

December 10th at 1:00 p.m. - Lunch 'N Books: Educated by Tara Westover

Join us on December 10 at 1:00 p.m. as we discuss Educated by Tara Westover. “Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her “head-for-the-hills bag.” The family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. As a way out, Tara began to educate herself, learning enough mathematics and grammar to be admitted to Brigham Young University. Her quest for knowledge would transform her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.”

Discussion guide for Educated.

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