Author Event Information

Author Jodi Picoult will appear at the SAC Auditorium at Stony Brook University on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 2pm to discuss the 2016 Long Island Reads selection, Leaving Time. Doors will open at 1pm. Seating is first come, first served. Free parking is permitted in any unrestricted lot on campus. The Stony Brook LIRR station is at the north end of the campus, approximately 1/2 mile from the Student Activities Center; bus service to the central campus is provided. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Registration for this year’s author event will open on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at

Please contact your local library for early bird registration information.

January 15, 2016 at 3:50 pm Leave a comment

Reader’s Guide

The 2016 Long Island Reads pick is Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult. The attached Reader’s Guide provides author information, book discussion questions, links to online resources and more.

December 18, 2015 at 10:42 am Leave a comment


The Long Island Reads Committee is pleased to announced that we have selected Leaving Time by Long Island native Jodi Picoult!

Leaving Time

Why Leaving Time?

♦ Jodi Picoult, a Nesconset, Long Island native, has written 23 best-selling novels.
♦ Leaving Time is a NYT best seller and was called “poignant . . . an entertaining tale about parental love, friendship, loss” by The Washington Post.
♦ This title offers a variety of topics and themes which lend themselves to programming and book discussions, including psychic phenomena, elephant behavior and conservation, the loss of a parent, and human/animal connections.
♦ This title will appeal to readers of all ages as well as fans of mysteries, animal stories, or women’s fiction.
♦Leaving Time is available in hardcover, paperback, book on CD, large print and downloadable formats.
♦ Long Island Reads will honor Jodi in person at an award ceremony in April 2016.

October 21, 2015 at 6:44 pm Leave a comment

In case you missed it…

Newsday’s interview with Alice Hoffman earlier this month.

April 23, 2015 at 4:04 pm Leave a comment

Thank you to all who came out on Sunday to the beautiful Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library for this year’s event with Alice Hoffman.

Alice Hoffman


Alice Hoffman

2012’s author, Alyson Richman, also joined us. 

Alyson Richman and Alice Hoffman

Alice Hoffman and part of the Long Island Reads committee.

Alice Hoffman and Committee


April 21, 2015 at 3:16 pm 1 comment

2015 Event!

Only a few more weeks until this year’s author talk and book signing.

Hope to see you there!


March 31, 2015 at 11:32 am Leave a comment

Mark your calendars!

Alice Hoffman will be appearing at an author event to discuss The Museum of Extraordinary Things on Sunday, April 19, 2015.   Further  information about this event’s time and location will be posted as soon as it is available.

January 11, 2015 at 3:24 pm 2 comments

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