Library Closed - Staff Development Day

The Library will be closed on Thursday, December 14th for Staff Development Day.

Book discussion will commence at 4pm on the lower level, the main floor will remain closed to the public.

December Board Meeting - Rescheduled to 12/18

The Board of Trustees monthly meeting will be held on Monday, December 18, 2023 at 6:00pm in the Library's Meeting Room.

Bev's Book Beat-October 2023

“Anyone could see that the wind was a special wind this night, and the darkness took on a special feel because it was All Hallows’ Eve.”

Ray Bradbury


October is my favorite month as it is the start of my favorite season. Nothing is better than the beautiful colors of fall. 


October is also the month to read those scary, spooky books. Books that keep you on the edge of your and keep you up all night. 


Here’s a few;

Salem’s Lot by Stephen King

The Birds by Daphne du Maurier

Frankenstein by Mary Shelly

I Am Legend by Richard MathesonAbraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

MacBeth by William Shakespeare (a favorite)

The Wave by Todd Strasser


I could keep going, hope you find one from this list. 

Banned Books Week -- October 1 – 7, 2023

Unfortunately the list of banned books is growing. 


"Books are banned because

they hold the power to 

inspire readers, change minds, evolve society."

Craig Thompson

I encourage to read a Banned Book! 


October Reading Challenge begins October 2nd at 10 am. Come on down and sign up!

Literary Cafe October 13th at 10 am

Book Discussion October 26th at 4pm. Invasion of the Body Snatchers by Jack Finny

There are still books to pick up if you'd like to join us. 

**On Friday, October 27th at 1:30 pm we will be showing the original, 1956 version, movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers.



Keep A LookOut For:


A Cold Highland Wind by Tasha Alexander

Mrs. Pargeter's Patio by Simon Brett

Long Past Dues by James J. Butcher

The Secret by Lee Child

Blood Lines by Nelson DeMille

Dirty Thirty by Janet Evanovich

Shadowheart by Meg Gardiner

The Exchange by John Grisham

Oceans and the Stars by Mark Helprin

None of this is True by Lisa Jewell

Burnout by Sophie Kinsella

House of Love and Death by Andrew Klavan

Brooklyn Crime Novel by Jonathan Lethem

Witch of Maracoor by Greagory Maguire

Last Exchange by Charles Martin

From a Far and Lovely Country by Alexander McCall Smith

Absolution by Alice McDermott

My Darling Girl by Jennifer McMahon

Touched by Walter Mosley

Night House by Jo Nesbo

America Fantastica by Tim O'Brien

Judgement Day by John Sandford

Testament by Wilbur A. Smith

Second Act by Danielle Steel

Breakaway by Jennifer Weiner

Being Henry by Henry Winkler

Night Side of the River by Jeanette Winterson


“We have had our summer evenings,

Now for October Eves!”

Humberto Wolfe 

Enjoy them....

Happy Reading!


Bev @Mattituck-Laurel Library

631-298-4134 X 104

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