Book Event

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

July 13th at 6:00 p.m. - The Rent Collector by Camron Wright - Film, Book Discussion, and Skype

Join us as we screen the documentary (which inspired the novel The Rent Collector) at 6:00 p.m., to be followed by the book discussion at 7:15 p.m. At 8:30 p.m., there will be a skype with filmmaker Trevor Wright and author Camron Wright.

The documentary, River of Victory, is an unsettling account of the harsh life of a Cambodian family as they struggle with financial woes and often disturbing medical treatments for their child.  This glimpse into their lives was captured when three young filmmakers, including Trevor Wright, struck up a conversation with a young mother, Sang Li, who lived at the dump.  The filmmakers discovered a story of resilience and strength too compelling to ignore.

After watching footage of his son's documentary, River of Victory, novelist Camron Wright decided to write a fiction book (The Rent Collector) based on Sang Li and her family.

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

July 12th at 7:30 p.m. - Travel Trivia Night

Test your knowledge of travel and travel literature at our library quiz on July 12 at 7:30 p.m.  Bring your friends, bring your teammates (up to 4), or just bring yourself. Sign up at the Reference Desk or online at Registration is limited.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

June 21 at 7:30 p.m. - Evening Book Discussion: At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen - Skype with Author!

Join us on June 21st at 7:30 p.m. as we skype with Sara Gruen, author of At the Water's Edge, a gripping and poignant love story about a privileged young woman's awakening as she experiences the devastation of World War II in a tiny village in the Scottish Highlands.