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Book Discussions

On this page you will find the currently scheduled book discussions held either at the Library, or virtually.




Afternoon Book Discussion (In-Library)

Moderated by Professor William Schiavo, these in-person monthly discussions are open to all, no registration required. A combination of classic, world literature, and occasionally pertinent non-fiction will be discussed. Copies of books will be available at the Library.


Book Cover for Siddhartha, Hermann HesseFebruary Title:

Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse, Adults

Thursday, February 9, 2:00 – 3:30 PM


The Prophet by Kahlil GibranMarch Title:

The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran, Adults

Thursday, March 9, 2:00 – 3:30 PM





Below you will find the scheduled Usual Suspects Mystery Book Club and Contemporary Book Evening Discussion Club books, along with the virtual discussion date/time and registration dates/links.


The Usual Suspects Mystery Book Club (Virtual)

Every 2nd Tuesday of the Month at 7:00 PM via Zoom

Love mysteries? Want to discover diverse and exciting mystery writers and fictional sleuths? Looking to connect with other enthusiastic readers? Join us for our monthly virtual mystery book club! Each month we’ll read and discuss a book by either a classic or contemporary mystery author. Discussions led by Erin Coughlin. Call the Library at 631-929-4488 to place a book on hold on the book, or come in to pick up. Provide your email address when registering to be sent your Zoom link.

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Devil In A Blue Dress Book JacketThe Usual Suspects Mystery Book Club: Devil In a Blue Dress by Walter Mosely, Adults **Virtual**

Tuesday, February 7, 7:00 – 8:30 PM

This first novel by Walter Mosley, featuring Easy Rawlins, the most iconic African American detective in all of fiction. The novel is listed as top 100 mystery novels of all time by the Mystery Writers of America. “The year is 1948, the town is Los Angeles. Easy Rawlins, a black war veteran, has just been fired from his job at a defense factory plant. Easy has no idea that his life is about to change forever when he hired to track down a woman who disappeared with someone else’s money.”

Call the Library at 631-929-4488 to place a book on hold on the book, or come in to pick up. Provide your email address when registering to be sent your Zoom link.





Contemporary Book Evening Discussion Group (Virtual)

Every 3rd Wednesday of the Month at 7:30 PM via Zoom

Join us on the third Wednesday of the month. Please register for these book discussions and remember to provide your email address. The library will contact you as to when you may pick up your books. Discussions led by Erin Coughlin. Call the Library at 631-929-4488 to place a book on hold on the book, or come in to pick up. Provide your email address when registering to be sent your Zoom link.

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Sweetness of Water Book JacketContemporary Book Evening Discussion Group: The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris, Adults **Virtual**

Wednesday, February 15, 7:30 – 8:45 PM

In the spirit of The Known World and The Underground Railroad, ‘a miraculous debut novel by Nathan Harris’ (Washington Post)’ and ‘a towering achievement of imagination’ (CBS This Morning) about the unlikely bond between two freedmen who are brothers and the Georgia farmer whose alliance will alter their lives, and his, forever’ from ‘a storyteller with bountiful insight and assurance’ (Kirkus).

Call the Library at 631-929-4488 to place a book on hold on the book, or come in to pick up. Provide your email address when registering to be sent your Zoom link.

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