(631) 929-4488

250 Route 25A, Shoreham, NY

M - F: 9:30 am - 9 pm

Saturday: 9:30 am - 5 pm

Sun. Closed until Oct. 14

North Shore Publich Library

Book Discussions

Join librarian Judy O’Connell at the Robert Reid Recreation Center (Defense Hill Road and 25A, Shoreham). This lively group meets on Tuedays, 9:15 AM, monthly May through December. Please call 631-929-4488 Ext. 225 for upcoming titles and dates. You must have a library card to participate.

Copies of the books are available at the reference desk. Everyone is welcome!

World Literature Discussions

Moderated by Professor Bill Schiavo

**For a full list of Bill Schiavo’s past book discussions, please click here!**


World Lit. Discussion - A Study in ScarletA Study in Scarlet, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Thursday, September 6 at 2:00 PM
Our Fall World Literature Series begins with this world renowned detective novel which marks the first appearance of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, who became two of the most famous characters in popular fiction. Written in 1887, A Study in Scarlet blends mystery, intrigue, and suspense as Holmes realizes that his investigation is a “scarlet thread of murder in the colorless skein of life” that he must unravel.


World Lit. Discussion - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, by Jules Verne
Thursday, October 11 at 2:00 PM
Verne’s classic science fiction tale takes place in 1866, when ships from several nations spot a mysterious sea monster in the ocean. French Marine Biologist Pierre Aronnax and his two companions join an expedition to find and destroy it, only to discover that the “monster” is the high powered submarine Nautilus. Captured by its Captain, Captain Nemo, they are trapped aboard as it travels the world under the sea.


Contemporary Evening Book Discussions

Moderated by Professor Michael Boecherer of SCCC


The Rosie ProjectThe Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Thursday, August 23 at 7:30 PM
This award winning novel is the story of Australian Genetics Professor Don Tillman, who has Asperger’s Syndrome. Because he has not been successful at dating, he develops a questionnaire for women to complete in order to determine if they are good “wife material.” In the meantime, his best friend introduces him to Rosie, who is trying to identify her biological father. He is taken by her story, and together they undertake the “Rosie Project,” setting out to capture the DNA of possible candidates.


Contemporary Discussion - The WindfallThe Windfall, by Diksha Basu
Thursday, September 27 at 7:30 PM
The author’s debut novel about the challenges facing a poor New Delhi family as they learn to navigate their sudden, unexpected windfall of wealth is both a social satire and a heartfelt comedy of manners, as the family discovers the turmoil of what takes to “make it” in modern India.


Contemporary Discussion - The Light Between OceansThe Light Between Oceans, by M. L. Stedman
Thursday, October 25 at 7:30 PM
Returning home after fighting in WWI, an Australian lighthouse keeper and his wife discover a baby in a shipwrecked boat, and must face the consequences of their decision to raise the child as their own. This beautiful, award winning historical novel captures us from the first page.




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