Book Event

Friday, April 5, 2019

April 23 at 7:00 p.m. - Book Discussion/Author Skype: The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis

Join us on April 23 at 7:00 p.m. as we discuss The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis. The author will join us by Skype!

In her latest captivating novel, national best-selling author Fiona Davis takes readers into the glamorous lost art school within Grand Central Terminal, where two very different women, fifty years apart, strive to make their mark on a world set against them.

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

Discussion guide for The Masterpiece.

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.

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