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Long Island Reads 2018

Why Spaceman?


· Mike Massimino was born in Oceanside and grew up in Franklin Square. In Spaceman, he lovingly recalls his Long Island childhood, school, family, and neighborhood.

· Mike is a true local hero and his inspirational life story will appeal to readers of all ages.

· He is a natural communicator with a large social media presence, widely known from multiple appearances on The Big Bang Theory, ideally suited for sharing his love of science and technology to a general audience.

· Spaceman offers a wide variety of topics and themes that lend themselves to related programming for children, teens, and adults, including astronomy, STEM education, and innumerable science and adventure tie-ins.

· Spaceman is currently available in paperback, hardcover, ebook and audio download. It is soon to be a Talking Book from the National Library Service.




Long Island Reads takes place annually throughout the month of April.  Many Nassau and Suffolk County libraries feature Long Island Reads programs and book discussion during National Library Week (April 8-14, 2018)

New York Times Best Sellers

2017 Nobel Prize in Literature

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature was recently awarded to British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro. Below are some of his works found in the Library's collection: