3rd Thursdays @ 3: Mythological Scenes as Presented by European Masters. Join Ines Powell for an exploration of the lives and affairs of ancient gods and goddesses as depicted by Botticelli, da Vinci, Raphael, Titian, Rubens, Velazquez and others. 3 p.m.
GREAT BOOKS DISCUSSION GROUP: A discussion of selected poems by Frank O’Hara. 1 p.m.
JEAN RITCHIE ANNUAL FOLK CONCERT: The Music Council welcomes Jane Murphy with special guest Jon Pickow. 3 p.m.
“CRAZY STUPID LOVE” (2011-118 min.). Cal Weaver’s (Steve Carell) life changes dramatically when his wife Emily (Julianne Moore) asks him for a divorce. He seeks to rediscover his manhood with the help of new-found friend, pick-up artist Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling). Glenn Ficarra and John Requa directed this comedy, from Dan Fogelman’s screenplay. 7:30 p.m.
“BLACK WATER” (2007-89 min.). While on vacation on Northern Australia, Gracie (Diane Glenn), Adam (Andy Rodoreda), Lee (Maeve Dermody) and their tour guide Jim (Ben Oxenbould) take a small boat along the river to a remote fishing spot. When a crocodile capsizes their boat, the three survivors desperately try to outwit their reptilian stalker. Andrew Traucki and David Nerlich scripted, produced and directed. 7:30 p.m.
“THE PIANO FACTORY” (2010-105 min.). To fight for custody of his daughter, who loves playing the piano, steel factory worker Chen Guilin (Wang Qian-Yuan) determines to forge a piano from scratch. Zheng Meng and Kiwak Jae-Young co-directed. In Mandarin with English subtitles. Also, Jean-Francois Levesque’s animated short The Necktie (2008-12 min.). This screening comes to us from Film Movement, an organization which makes foreign films, independent films and documentaries available to educational institutions. 7:30 p.m.
“THE UNHOLY THREE” (1930-71 min.). In this remake of Tod Browning’s silent film, Lon Chaney, the Man of a Thousand Faces repeats his role as sideshow performer Echo the Ventriloquist, who, disguised as sweet old Grandma O’Grady, heads a robbery ring. With Ivan Linow and Harry Earles. Director Jack Conway scripted with Elliott Nugent, from Clarence Aaron Robbins’s novel. 7:30 p.m.
“ONE DAY” (2011-108 min.). After spending one day together — July 15th, 1988, their college graduation — Emma (Anne Hathaway) and Dexter (Jim Sturgess) begin a relationship that lasts a lifetime. She’s a working-class girl who dreams of making the world a better place, while he’s a wealthy charmer who sees the world as his playground. David Nichols’ screenplay, based on his own novel, visits the duo on the same date over the course of the next 20 years. Lone Scherfig directed. 7:30 p.m.
“THE IDES OF MARCH” (2011-101 min.). Stephen Meyers (Ryan Gosling), an idealistic staffer for presidential candidate Mike Morris (George Clooney), gets a crash course in dirty politics. Clooney also produced and directed, and scripted with co-producer Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon, from the latter’s stage play, Farragut North. Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei, Jeffrey Wright and Evan Rachel Wood co-star. 7:30 p.m.
FOL UNIVERSITY featuring Professor Orin Grossman of Fairfield University.Dr. Grossman’s lecture on Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copland traces the course of their friendship, and features a performance of a striking example of their early collaboration — Bernstein’s piano arrangement of Copland’s first great orchestral composition in his popular style, El Salon Mexico. FOL U patrons will remember Dr. Grossman’s standing-room-only program on George Gershwin last fall. 1:30 p.m.
WHAT’S NEW ABOUT DIABETES: Who is at risk? Is Diabetes preventable? Learn about new treatments and the newest medications. Join us for this informative program by presenter Stuart Weinerman, M.D., Associate Chief, Division of Endocrinology, North Shore/LIJ. 7:30 p.m.
SANDWICHED IN: How the Internet Changed the Media by lecturer Brian Rose. This program is made possible by a grant from the New York Council of the Humanities “Speakers in the Humanities” program and is free & open to the public. 12:10 p.m.
LIVE AT PWPL: John Ford of the Strawbs. The band will perform its signature brand of high energy rock ‘n roll. 7:30 p.m.
AFTERNOON AT THE OPERA: Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny. Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht composed a fictional America; this comical but pessimistic work from 1930 still has a lot to say about the struggle between the haves and have-nots. Lecture by professor James Kolb. 3 p.m.
SANDWICHED IN: Botero. Port Washington residents may remember the large Botero portraits that adorned the walls of the reading room for many years. The paintings belonged to a former Sands Point resident Jean Aberbach, the man who “discovered” Botero when he was a young, struggling artist. Joan Brenner, docent from the Nassau County Museum of Art, shares stories and artwork of the noted Colombian painter and sculptor. 12:10 p.m.
SANDWICHED IN: Food, Friendship and the Holidays, with Jonathan Brumberg-Kraus, professor of religion at Wheaton College in Massachusetts. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and Sandsport Shoshana Chapter of Hadassah. 12.10 p.m.