LI Reads 2020 – Canceled

cancelledDue to the growing concern about health and safety, this year’s Long Island Reads’ event with author Erika Swyler has been cancelled.

Stay safe and healthy…and keep reading!

March 21, 2020 at 11:03 am Leave a comment

2020 Author Event

ES Light from Other StarsThe author will speak at 2:00 pm on Sunday, April 19, 2020 at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library.

FREE TICKETS will be available beginning March 2.

Seating is first come, first served. The event is free and open to all. Be sure to mark your calendars!

 

January 27, 2020 at 4:03 pm Leave a comment

Reader’s and Book Discussion Guide

ES Light from Other Stars

Are you running a Light from Other Stars book discussion at your Library? Find helpful tips to enhance your reading and book club experience with our Light from Other Stars Reader’s Guide.

Long Island Reads will honor Erika Swyler in person at an award ceremony on April 19, 2020 at Plainview-Old Bethpage Library.

January 14, 2020 at 2:15 pm Leave a comment

The 2020 Pick Is In!

Light from Other Stars by Erika SwylerLight from Other Stars

As Nedda Papas faces mystery and danger both in the orange groves of her Florida childhood and the vastness of space as an adult, Light from Other Stars keenly illuminates the magical limits of science while exploring, in detail, the bonds of family, friendship, and love of home.

Why The Light from Other Stars?

~ Erika Swyler was born and raised on Long Island, graduating from Miller Place High School. Both of her critically-acclaimed novels draw heavily from her experience of living in Long Islands small towns.

~ Light from Other Stars is a fresh, poignant, genre-bending novel about the electric combination of ambition and wonder that keeps us reaching towards the heavens.

~ Light from Other Stars offers a variety of topics and themes which lend themselves to programming and book discussions, ranging from Fathers and Daughters, STEM Careers for Women, the 1980s, Climate Change, Grief, Loss, and Exploring the Universe.

~ Light from Other Stars will appeal to readers of all ages, in particular to fans of well-written coming-of-age stories and stories which reconcile love and loss. Readers who have never read science fiction will be enthralled by the mystery of space travel.

~ Erika’s debut, The Book of Speculation, was a New York Times Bestseller and named one of BuzzFeed’s 24 Best Fiction Books of 2015.

~ Light from Other Stars is available in hardcover, MP3 CD, downloadable audio, and ebook formats.

~ Learn more about Light From Other Stars and reserve your copy now:

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~ Long Island Reads will honor Erika Swyler in person at an award ceremony on April 19, 2020.

November 12, 2019 at 8:01 pm Leave a comment

Our 2019 Selection Award Event with Meg Wolitzer

Meg Wolitzer CollageThank you to Plainview-Old Bethpage Library for the generous use of their facilities and to everyone who attended this year’s Long Island Reads event with Meg Wolitzer.

If you weren’t able to attend, watch the live stream event here.

April 17, 2019 at 10:14 am Leave a comment

2019 Author Event

mw posterThe author will speak at 2:00 pm on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library.

Seating is first come, first served. The event is free and open to all.

FREE TICKETS are still available in the overflow room where the event will be live streamed. Attendees seated in the overflow section will still have the opportunity to have their book(s) signed.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Unable to make it, but still want to hear Meg Wolitzer speak? Be sure to like and follow our FACEBOOK page where we’ll be live streaming the event!

January 28, 2019 at 3:30 pm Leave a comment

Reader’s and Book Discussion Guide

mw female persuasionAre you running a Female Persuasion book discussion at your Library? Find helpful tips to enhance your reading and book club experience with our Female Persuasion Reader’s Guide. Download bookmarks and a poster to round out your experience.

Don’t forget to tell your book club members about our Facebook live stream of this year’s Long Island Read’s event: https://www.facebook.com/LongIslandReads/.

January 19, 2019 at 2:51 pm Leave a comment

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