HYPERTENSION SCREENING: Free screening conducted by St. Francis Hospital. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Meet the Author
MEET ROGER ROSENBLATT, author of The Boy Detective: A New York Childhood (Ecco, November 2013). Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 7:30 p.m.
BOOK DISCUSSION: A discussion of An Atlas of Impossible Longing by Anuradha Roy, facilitated by Lee Fertitta. 7:30 p.m.
PCLI: The Photography Club of Long Island hosts photographer, videographer and PCLI member Regau Flowers will demonstrate the basics of using your camera to take and edit videos, in preparation for the upcoming holiday season. All are encouraged to come and learn! For more information go to www.pcliphoto.org. 7:30 p.m.
Medicare Information Session
MEDICARE PART D: An information session with a pharmacist. Register for individual sessions to determine which plan is best for you. By appointment only. Call 311 or 869-6311 to register. Sponsored by Project Independence. 9 a.m. to 12 noon
DIRECTOR’S CUT: Film expert John Bosco will screen and discuss Amour (Love) (2012-127 min.). Retired music teachers Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Anne (Emmanuelle Rivera) are an octogenarian couple whose daughter Eva (Isabelle Huppert), also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. Anne suffers a stroke, and the couple’s bond is severely tested. Writer/director Michael Haneke’s drama earned five Academy Award nominations, and a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film. In French with English subtitles. 7:30 p.m.
SANDWICHED IN: Nine First Ladies from New York. Of America’s 46 First Ladies, nine were born in New York State. This illustrated lecture by Elizabeth Kaplan explores the lives and legacies of these women. The most recent are also the most well-known: Eleanor Roosevelt, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Nancy Reagan and Barbara Bush. But the others have stories deserving to be re-discovered. 12:10 p.m.
LIVE@PWPL: Please Don’t Shoot the Piano Player. Ken Kresge pays tribute to Sir Elton John. 7:30 p.m.
FOL UNIVERSITY: Professor Orin Grossman, formerly of Fairfield University, will lecture on George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, and will perform many of the famous melodies from the opera in a piano arrangement by Earl Wild. 1:30 p.m.
GREAT BOOKS DISCUSSION GROUP: A discussion of John Locke’s A Letter Concerning Toleration. 1 p.m.
AFTERNOON AT THE OPERA: Professor James Kolb explores Arnold Schoenberg’s Moses und Aron. Based on the Book of Exodus, Schoenberg explored Jewish history and the action of Moses to help his people escape bondage in Egypt. for this 3 p.m.
RETIREMENT PLANNING: You’ve saved, invested and taken advantage of workplace retirement plans. Now it’s time to learn how to generate a steady income stream. Presented by Financial Advisor Samuel J. Schiff. Limited registration is in progress in-person or by calling the Information Desk at 516-883-4400, Ext. 136. 7 p.m.
Meet the Author
MEET NELSON DeMILLE, author of The Quest, originally published in 1975. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 7:30 p.m.
Is Our Food “Real?”
IS OUR FOOD “REAL?” Understanding World Events Through Our Changing Agriculture. with Gary Feldman, consumer food educator and forerunner in public education on GMO food. 7:30 p.m.
SOUNDSWAP: Sal Cataldi’s Spaghetti Eastern Music. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 7:30 p.m.
PORT WRITES. The group discusses their work and how to get it published. They meet on the fourth Wednesday of every month, except in November and December 2013, when they meet on the third Wednesdays. Facilitated by Michael Chaplan. 8 p.m.
BOOK DISCUSSION: A discussion of Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach, facilitated by Tal Hurwitz. 1:30 p.m.
3rd THURSDAYS@3:30: Turkeys and All the Trimmings. Professor Thomas Germano will present a visual feast of artworks that relate to Thanksgiving. 3:30 p.m.
SOUNDSWAP: Rex Fowler. Longtime followers of Rex’s work with the acoustic ensemble Aztec Two-Step will not be surprised by the beauty and depth of his first solo album release, Gettysburg: Reflections on an American Life. 7:30 p.m.
SANDWICHED IN: New York’s Lower East Side: Gateway to America. Oscar Israelowitz discusses this historic and nostalgic look at New York City’s famed neighborhood, which was a gateway for millions of immigrants. Books will be available for purchase and signing. 12:10 p.m.
HONORING THE MEMORY OF JFK: John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, served just over 1000 days in office before he was assassinated on November 22, 1963. People of a certain age, remember where they were on that fateful day. Join Dr. Ronald J. Brown for a reflection on this tragic occasion and its repercussions. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 3 p.m.
“42” (2013-128 min.). Writer/director Brian Helgeland traces the life story of Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford). 7:30 p.m.
JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES WORKSHOP: Career visionary Karen McKenna gives tips on how to optimize your career search and increase your odds at finding successful employment. This workshop is free of charge but registration is required. Sign up by stopping by the Reference Desk, or by calling 883-4400, Ext. 111. 1 p.m.
BARRYMORE FESTIVAL: Lionel Barrymore stars with Wallace Beery and Mickey Rooney in Clarence Brown’s Ah, Wilderness! (1935-100 min.), a look at family life in turn-of-the-twentieth-century New England. Screenwriters Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett adapted Eugene O’Neill’s play. After a brief intermission, Ethel Barrymore stars with Dana Andrews and Merle Oberon in John Cromwell’s Night Song (1947-102 min.), the story of socialite Cathy Mallory, who feigns blindness to win the trust of embittered, blind pianist and composer Dan Evans. Hoagy Carmichael and Artur Rubinstein co-star in this drama from screenwriters Frank Fenton, Dick Irving Hyland and DeWitt Bodeen. 1:30 p.m.
LOVE, LUST & CRIME: A Look at Relationships in Italian Cinema with Professor Valerie Franco. Tonight’s selection is Come Due Coccodrille (Like Two Crocodiles) (1994-100 min.). Pietro (Giancarlo Giannini), the bastard son of an Italian aristocrat, returns to his family home to avenge himself against his evil stepbrothers. This Golden Globe nominee was directed and co-scripted by Giacomo Campiotti. In Italian with English subtitles. Note the early start time: 7 p.m.
“SHUN LI AND THE POET” (Io Sono Li) (2011-97 min.). Writer/director Andrea Segre studies the friendship between a Chinese woman named Shun Li (Zhao Tao) and Yugoslavian fisherman Bepi (Rade Serbedziva), who live on a small island in Italy’s Veneto lagoon. In Italian and Mandarin with English subtitles. Also, a mother seeks prospective brides for her son in Craig Robinson’s short, Shanghai Love Market (2011-9 min.). This screening comes to us from Film Movement, an organization that makes outstanding foreign films, independent films and documentaries available to educational institutions. 7:30 p.m.
“SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK” (2012-122 min.) After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) moves back in with his parents Dolores (Jacki Weaver) and Pat Sr. (Robert De Niro) and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany (Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence), a young widow with problems of her own. Director David O. Russell also scripted, from Mathew Quick’s novel. Recommended for adults. 7:30 p.m.