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Registration

Tuesday, March 31

All Day

TAI CHI. Presented by the Arthritis Foundation. Seven sessions on Thursdays, April 23 to June 4, from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. $20 fee payable at registration beginning today. For Port Washington residents only, and those not currently enrolled in any of our other exercise programs. Comfortable clothing and non-slip shoes or sneakers are recommended. 9 a.m.

Chess

Tuesday, March 31

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

Film

Wednesday, April 1

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WALLACE BEERY! We remember the burly actor, born this day in 1885, with a screening of John Ford’s Flesh (1932-96 min.), about a wrestler who topples into professional and personal ruin when his wife has an affair. 7:30 p.m.

Film

Thursday, April 2

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ALEC GUINNESS! The masterful British character actor was born this day in 1914. In Robert Hamer’s The Scape Goat (1958-92 min.), a lonely university professor is forced to impersonate his missing look-alike, Count Jacques De Gué. Guinness plays both parts! 7:30 p.m.

Sandwiched In

Friday, April 3

12:10 pm - 2:10 pm

SANDWICHED IN. Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story (2010-88 min.). Kevin Tostado’s documentary explores how the classic board game became a cultural phenomenon, and follows the colorful players who compete for the coveted title of Monopoly World Champion. 12:10 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, April 3

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Film

Friday, April 3

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

“BIRDMAN” (2014-119 min.). Michael Keaton stars as a washed-up actor, famous for having played the superhero Birdman, who tries to revive his career by staging a Broadway production of a Raymond Carver short story. Director and co-writer Alejandro G. Inarritu tells the story in one long, unbroken take. The cast also includes Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone and Naomi Watts. Oscar winner for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Cinematography. 7:30 p.m.

Book Discussion

Monday, April 6

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm

GREAT BOOKS. An Outpost of Progress by Joseph Conrad. 3:30 p.m.

Registration

Tuesday, April 7

All Day

SOUTH FORK BUS TRIP. If space is available, non-residents may register for the trip which takes place on Wednesday, May 20. Fee of $85 due at registration. No refunds unless trip is cancelled. 9 a.m.

Registration

Tuesday, April 7

All Day

JOB SEARCH BOOT CAMP. Registration begins today at 9 a.m. for the May/June session, in-person or by calling 516-883-4400, ext. 136. Class meets on May 4, 11, 18, & June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Ad in this issue. Made possible by a special legislative grant received by Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel through the New York State Department of Labor.

Registration

Tuesday, April 7

12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

VOTER REGISTRATION. Noon to 9 p.m.

Chess

Tuesday, April 7

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

Film and Discussion

Tuesday, April 7

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

PROFESSOR VAL FRANCO will screen and discuss The Intouchables (2011-112 min.). Part buddy movie and part romantic comedy, but also a look into the complexities of contemporary French society. Subtitled. Note the early start time: 7 p.m.

Book Discussion

Wednesday, April 8

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION: Next To Love by Ellen Feldman. Stories of three young couples whose lives are irrevocably changed after World War II. Facilitated by Keith Klang. Books available at the Information Desk. 7:30 p.m.

Film

Thursday, April 9

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

DIRECTOR’S CUT. Film expert John Bosco will screen and discuss Woody Allen’s Magic in the Moonlight (2014-97 min.). A British magician (Colin Firth) and an American psychic (Emma Stone) join forces to investigate a supernatural mystery. 7:30 p.m.

Sandwiched In

Friday, April 10

12:10 pm - 2:10 pm

SANDWICHED IN: The Museum of Extraordinary Things. Join David Houston and Melanie Lipton for a reading in the style of radio drama, adapted from Alice Hoffman’s novel by Mr. Houston. The book is this year’s Long Island Reads selection. 12:10 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, April 10

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Film

Friday, April 10

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GEORGE ARLISS! The British character actor was born this day in 1868. In John G. Adolfi’s The Working Man (1933-77 min.), he plays an ageing shoe manufacturer who comes to the aide of his lost love’s daughter (Bette Davis). 7:30 p.m.

Career Workshop

Saturday, April 11

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

RESUME & COVER LETTER WORKSHOP. Small group workshop for job seekers. Free but registration is required. Sign up at the Reference Desk, or call 516-883-4400, ext. 111. 10 a.m.

Discussion Group

Saturday, April 11

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

NEXT CHAPTER: Join us for a discussion of current events. 10 a.m.

Career Workshop

Saturday, April 11

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

USING LINKEDIN FOR YOUR JOB SEARCH. Take full advantage of this powerful networking tool. Free but registration is required. Sign up at the Reference Desk, or call 516-883-4400, ext. 111. 1 p.m.

Live Music

Sunday, April 12

3:00 pm - 4:45 pm

RAVE ON! The timeless songs of Buddy Holly and other rock & roll pioneers are brought to life. 3 p.m.

Health

Monday, April 13

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

HEALTH SCREENING. St. Francis Hospital staff will give general health screenings. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Art Lecture

Monday, April 13

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

VIRTUAL VISITS. The National Gallery, Part 4: Modern and Contemporary Art. 20th century painters challenged conventions and explored radical artistic ideas. Join Ines Powell for a discussion of Matisse, Kandinsky, Picasso, and many others. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. 2:30 p.m.

Film

Monday, April 13

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

THE CENTENNIALS. Film historian Philip Harwood presents the first in a series honoring great performers and filmmakers who were born 100 years ago. Tonight, learn about Frank Sinatra (1915-98). Mr. Harwood will discuss Sinatra’s life and career, and then screen one of his best films, the musical On the Town (1949-98 min.). Note the early start time: 7 p.m.

Library Vote

Tuesday, April 14

All Day

LIBRARY BUDGET VOTE AND TRUSTEE ELECTION. 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Health

Tuesday, April 14

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

HYPERTENSION SCREENING: Free blood pressure screening conducted by St. Francis Hospital. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Chess

Tuesday, April 14

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

Board Meeting

Wednesday, April 15

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING. The public is invited at 7:30 p.m.

Book Discussion

Thursday, April 16

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

NON-FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION: Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert Massie. A look at the 18th century empress who attempted to modernize Russia. Facilitated by Keith Klang. Books available at the Information Desk. 1:30 p.m.

Art Lecture

Thursday, April 16

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

3RD THURSDAY@3. Professor Thomas Germano discusses America Today, Thomas Hart Benton’s sweeping 1931 mural of American life. 3 p.m.

Sandwiched In

Friday, April 17

12:10 pm - 2:10 pm

SANDWICHED IN: “Buying and Selling Your Home.” Explore the practical and legal aspects of this complex process. Presenter Joseph G. Milizio is a partner in the Business & Real Estate practice group at Vishnick McGovern Milizio LLP. 12:10 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, April 17

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Live Music

Friday, April 17

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

LIVE@PWPL: Velvet Jubilee. Bluesy ballads and cajun/zydeco-esque tunes. 7:30 p.m.

Live Music

Sunday, April 19

3:00 pm - 4:45 pm

ANNUAL DILL JONES JAZZ CONCERT. Internationally acclaimed banjoist/vocalist Cynthia Sayer & Her Sparks Fly Quartet perform an electric, swing-based program, featuring American Popular Music of the 1920s & 30s, and more. 3 p.m.

Lecture

Monday, April 20

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

AFTERNOON AT THE OPERA: L’Elisir d’Amore. In Donizetti’s comic opera, a quack doctor sells peasant Nemorino a “love potion” and assures him that it will win him the love of Adina. Filled with glorious melodies, the most famous of which is Nemorino’s aria, “Una furtiva lagrima.” Join Professor James Kolb for a multimedia lecture. 3 p.m.

Book Discussion

Monday, April 20

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm

GREAT BOOKS. Einstein’s Dreams by Alan Lightman. 3:30 p.m.

Financial Workshop

Monday, April 20

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

RETIREMENT INCOME, PRESERVATION, GROWTH AND DISTRIBUTION. Learn strategies to keep your golden years free from financial stress. Sign up at the Information Desk, or call 516-883-4400, ext. 136. 7 p.m.

Photography Reception

Monday, April 20

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

PHOTOGRAPHER TIM WOODS will discuss his current exhibition, Ex-Racers: Portraits from Life with Retired Racing Greyhounds, and will reveal how you too can invite one of these amazing animals into your home. 7:30 p.m.

Chess

Tuesday, April 21

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

Film

Tuesday, April 21

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

“RIDE WITH THE DEVIL” (2000-139 min.). Ang Lee’s adaptation of Daniel Woodrell’s Civil War novel, Woe to Live On, stars Tobey Maguire. Note the early start time: 7 p.m.

Earth Day Fair

Wednesday, April 22

All Day

EARTH DAY FAIR. A full day of learning and fun!

Port Writes

Wednesday, April 22

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

PORT WRITES. Discuss your work and how to get it published. Facilitated by Michael Chaplan. 8 p.m.

Film

Thursday, April 23

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

“THE TALL TARGET” (1951-78 min.). In Anthony Mann’s historical thriller, a former police officer (Dick Powell) is determined to stay aboard the overnight train from New York to Washington, D.C. He’s convinced that one of the passengers intends to kill newly elected president Abraham Lincoln! 7:30 p.m.

Sandwiched In

Friday, April 24

12:10 pm - 2:10 pm

SANDWICHED IN: “Forever Free: Lincoln, the Civil War and the March to Emancipation,” with James Coll. A Civil War 150 event. 12:10 p.m.

Lecture

Friday, April 24

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CIVIL WAR 150. “Medicine in the Confederate and Union Armies” with Dr. Jay Bollet. 2 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, April 24

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Film And Discussion

Friday, April 24

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

“THE GENERAL” (1926-78 min.). When Union spies steal a Confederate engineer’s locomotive, he pursues it straight through enemy lines. Film historian Philip Harwood will discuss this masterpiece from star and co-director Buster Keaton, and Ben Model will provide the live piano score. A Civil War 150 event. 7:30 p.m.

Lecture

Saturday, April 25

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CIVIL WAR 150. Two lectures: “An Immigrant’s Civil War” with Fran Bock, and “Lee vs. Grant: Who Was the Better General?” with Si Shink. 2 p.m.

Lecture And Performance

Sunday, April 26

2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

CIVIL WAR 150. First, “The Might of the Pen: The New York Press and the Shaping of Northern Public Opinion in the Civil War” with Alfred C. Ronzoni. Next, “The New York Volunteer: Songs and Stories of the Civil War,” a performance and discussion with Linda Russell. 2 p.m.

Discussion

Monday, April 27

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

THE CENTENNIALS. Film historian Philip Harwood continues his series honoring great performers who were born 100 years ago. Tonight he will discuss Ingrid Bergman (1915-82) and screen Alfred Hitchcock’s suspense classic Spellbound (1945-111), in which psychiatrist Bergman comes to the aid of amnesiac Gregory Peck. Note the early start time: 7 p.m.

Home Workshop

Monday, April 27

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

ORGANIZE YOUR HOME OFFICE TO BE MORE EFFICIENT AND PRODUCTIVE. Learn how to create a great working environment. Free but registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk, or call 516-883-4400, ext. 136. 7 p.m.

Chess

Tuesday, April 28

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

Film

Tuesday, April 28

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

“PHARAOH’S ARMY” (1995-90 min.). A Union Army captain (Chris Cooper) leads his ragtag cavalry troop to a remote farm owned by Sarah (Patricia Clarkson), whose husband is away fighting for the Confederate Army. When an accident forces the patrol to stay, the captain and Sarah find they have more in common than they wish to admit. 7:30 p.m.

Film

Wednesday, April 29

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

“FOR A WOMAN” (Pour une Femme) (2013-110 min.). The marriage between Michel and Lena (Benoit Magimel, Melanie Thierry) is seen through the eyes of their daughter, in a drama written and directed by Diane (Entre Nous) Kurys. A young man invites a stranger to run away with him in writer/director Sylvain Bressollette’s short, Le Ballon de Rouge (The Red Balloon). Subtitled. A Film Movement release. 7:30 p.m.

Film

Thursday, April 30

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

“ILO ILO” (2013-99 min.). In Singapore during the financial crisis of 1997, the friendship between a Filipino maid and a boy ignites the jealousy of his mother. Directed by Anthony Chen. Also, a boy falls in love for the first time in Blik (2010-8 min.), Bastiaan Schravendeel’s animated short from the Netherlands. Subtitled. A Film Movement release. 7:30 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, May 1

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, May 5

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, May 8

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, May 12

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, May 15

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, May 19

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, May 22

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, May 26

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, May 29

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, June 2

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, June 5

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, June 9

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, June 12

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, June 16

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, June 19

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, June 23

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, June 26

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, June 30

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, July 3

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, July 7

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, July 10

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, July 14

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, July 17

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, July 21

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, July 24

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, July 28

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, July 31

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, August 4

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, August 7

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, August 11

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, August 14

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, August 18

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, August 21

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, August 25

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, August 28

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, September 1

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, September 4

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, September 8

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, September 11

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, September 15

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, September 18

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, September 22

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, September 25

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.