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  • October 2014
    • 30 Thu

      • 30 Thu

        7:30 pm

        Film

        HALLOWEEN HORRORS: The Haunting of Molly Hartley (2008-85 min.). Seventeen-year-old Molly (Haley Bennett) hopes to put her troubled past behind her with a fresh start at a new school, where she attracts the interest of popular student Joseph (Chace Crawford). But can her secrets stay buried, especially as she learns more about what awaits her once she turns eighteen? John Travis and Rebecca Sonnenshine scripted for director Mickey Liddell. 7:30 p.m.

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    • 31 Fri

      • 31 Fri

        12:10 pm

        Sandwiched In

        SANDWICHED IN: Boris & Bela. It’s Halloween — what better time to explore the careers of classic Hollywood horror icons Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi? Although Karloff and Lugosi were rivals for the meatiest roles in fantasy films, their careers often collided for some memorable cinematic collaborations. We’ll hear about their humble beginnings and their rise to stardom during this audio/visual lecture with Keith Crocker. 12:10 p.m.

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      • 31 Fri

        2:00 pm

        Scrabble

        SCRABBLE: Come and join us for a game! In the Local History Center. Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m.

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      • 31 Fri

        2:00 pm

        Chess

        CHESS: Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. throughout the autumn.

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  • November 2014
    • 1 Sat

      • 1 Sat

        2:00 pm

        Art Reception

        SONG HANSEOK. A reception for the artist whose work is on exhibit in the Main Gallery. 2 p.m.

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    • 2 Sun

      • 2 Sun

        1:30 pm

        FOL University

        FOL UNIVERSITY. The Friends of the Library’s stimulating FOL University program returns with John McWhorter and Joseph Dorinson. Sponsored by the Epstein family in memory of Professor Edmund Epstein. 1:30 p.m.

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    • 3 Mon

      • 3 Mon

        3:30 pm

        Book Discussion

        GREAT BOOKS. To be discussed: The Social Me by William James. 3:30 p.m.

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      • 3 Mon

        7:00 pm

        Film

        VIVE LA FRANCE: LOVE AND FRENCH FILMS. Professor Valerie Franco will look at family, friendship and love in contemporary French-language cinema, beginning tonight with My Wife Is an Actress (Ma Femme Est une Actrice) (2001-95 min.). Writer/director Yvan Attal also stars as a sports writer who suspects that his actress wife (Attal’s wife Charlotte Gainsbourg) is having an affair with her co-star (Terence Stamp). In French with English subtitles. Valerie Franco writes about world film and lectures throughout the United States, Italy, England and New Zealand. Note the early start time: 7:00 p.m.

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    • 4 Tue

      • 4 Tue

        2:00 pm

        Chess

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

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      • 4 Tue

        7:30 pm

        Film

        NOVEMBER NOIR. For the past ten years, the library has been screening vintage crime films every November. This month’s eight-film series begins with Mervyn LeRoy’s proto-noir Heat Lightning (1934-63 min.). Olga (Aline MacMahon) runs a gas station, luncheonette and trailer camp in the desert, assisted by her kid sister Myra (Ann Dvorak). Their bleak lives are disrupted by the arrival of two wealthy divorcees and Olga’s old love, George (Preston Foster), a killer on the lam. Brown Holmes and Warren Duff scripted, from a play by Leon Abrams and George Abbott. 7:30 p.m.

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    • 5 Wed

      • 5 Wed

        12:00 pm

        Gold Coast Film Festival

        GREAT SHORTS! The Gold Coast International Film Festival presents a variety of quality short films, featuring up-and-coming filmmakers, festival winners, and several New York premieres. You’ll see comedy, drama, sci-fi, animation, thrillers and musicals. For a listing of featured shorts and more information about the festival, visit goldcoastfilmfestival.org. Screening to be followed by a Q&A with Short Films Curator Alexandra Gil and special guests. Refreshments will be served. 12 p.m.

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      • 5 Wed

        7:30 pm

        Film

        NOVEMBER NOIR: The House Across the Bay (1940-85 min.). Aircraft designer Tim Nolan (Walter Pidgeon) falls for nightclub singer Brenda Bentley (Joan Bennett), wife of gangster Steve Larwitt (George Raft), whose incarceration in Alcatraz is about to end. Kathryn Scola and Myles Connolly scripted for director Archie Mayo; Alfred Hitchcock reportedly shot the last scene! 7:30 p.m.

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    • 7 Fri

      • 7 Fri

        12:10 pm

        Sandwiched In

        SANDWICHED IN: A History of Rock Concerts. This fast-paced, multimedia program presents the history of rock concerts through video performances, behind-the-scenes footage, insights and anecdotes.  Clive Young will give an insider’s view of how rock concerts grew from Elvis performing in hayfields to the multi-million-dollar spectacles of today. Clive has covered the music industry for 20 years at Pro Sound News and Pro Audio Review, where he is managing editor. 12:10 p.m.

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      • 7 Fri

        2:00 pm

        Scrabble

        SCRABBLE: Come and join us for a game!  In the Local History Center. Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m.

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      • 7 Fri

        3:00 pm

        Lecture

        FUTURE FOCUS: Clash of Civilizations. Join Dr. Ronald Brown for a discussion of Samuel P. Huntington’s 1996 book The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order. This classic work of international relations argues that great powers will decline and cataclysmic world wars will dominate the future. Part 3 of a 4-part series. On December 5 the series concludes with Flat World.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 3 p.m.

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      • 7 Fri

        7:30 pm

        Film

        NOVEMBER NOIR: Strangers in the Night (1944-56 min.). While stationed overseas, Marine sergeant Johnny Meadows (William Terry) has fallen in love with Rosemary, a woman he knows only through their correspondence. On the train ride to her home in Monteflores, Johnny meets beautiful Dr. Leslie Ross (Virginia Grey), who is starting a practice in the same town. Johnny arrives at his pen pal’s mansion only to find the woman’s mother Hilda (Helene Thimig) and her mousy companion Ivy (Edith Barrett). Where is Rosemary? Director Anthony Mann makes his film noir debut. 7:30 p.m.

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    • 8 Sat

      • 8 Sat

        10:00 am

        Discussion Group

        NEXT CHAPTER:  Join us for a discussion of current events. Bring your opinions! 10 a.m.

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    • 10 Mon

      • 10 Mon

        2:30 pm

        Lecture

        VIRTUAL VISITS: New-York Historical Society. Founded in 1822 as New York City’s first museum, the New-York Historical Society has been at 77 Central Park West since 1908. The museum is well known for its collections of Hudson River School paintings and American sculpture from colonial times to the present. Take a seated tour during an illustrated lecture with Ines Powell. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. 2:30 p.m.

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      • 10 Mon

        7:00 pm

        Career Workshop

        USING SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORKING FOR YOUR JOB SEARCH with Beth Granger. This workshop will review the common rules and strategies for both in-person and social networking as they apply to your job search. Free but registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk, or call 883-4400, Ext. 136. 7 p.m.

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      • 10 Mon

        7:00 pm

        Film

        VIVE LA FRANCE: LOVE AND FRENCH FILMS. Professor Valerie Franco will screen and discuss He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not (a.k.a. A la Folie… Pas du Tout) (2002-96 min.). Love-struck Audrey Tautou (the delightful star of Amelie) pursues heart surgeon Samuel Le Bihan in this film from director Laetitia Colombani. In French with English subtitles. Note the early start time: 7 p.m.

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    • 11 Tue

      • 11 Tue

        11:00 am

        Health Screening

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

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      • 11 Tue

        2:00 pm

        Chess

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

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      • 11 Tue

        2:00 pm

        Lecture

        FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY. In honor of Veterans Day, join Professor James Coll for an exploration of these two bedrocks of our unique American ideology. 2 p.m.

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      • 11 Tue

        7:30 pm

        Film

        TOPICAL TUESDAY. Meet the Filmmaker: 112 Weddings (2014-92 min.). Over the past two decades, acclaimed documentary filmmaker and Port Washington native Doug Block (51 Birch Street, The Kids Grow Up) has supported his career by videotaping weddings. Long curious about how their marriages have turned out, he tracked down some of the more memorable of his 112 wedding couples – with funny, insightful and deeply moving results. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. 7:30 p.m.

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    • 12 Wed

      • 12 Wed

        7:30 pm

        Book Discussion

        BOOK DISCUSSION: A discussion of Tapestry of Fortune by Elizabeth Berg, facilitated by Lee Fertitta. 7:30 p.m.

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    • 13 Thu

      • 13 Thu

        7:30 pm

        Film

        DIRECTOR’S CUT. Film expert John Bosco will screen and discuss the docudrama Belle (2013-104 min.). Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Captain, is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson). Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the color of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing. Amma Asante directed, from Misan Sagay’s screenplay. 7:30 p.m.

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    • 14 Fri

      • 14 Fri

        12:10 pm

        Sandwiched In

        SANDWICHED IN: The Allure of Venice: Turner to Monet. The most romantic of cities, Venice attracted an endless stream of artists during the nineteenth century. Beginning with Turner’s exquisite light-filled Venetian views, this illustrated talk will show some of the varied images of Venice produced by Impressionists such as Renoir and Monet as well as American artists such as Whistler, Sargent, Prendergast, and Hassam. Join MMA docent Vivian Gordon for this illustrated lecture. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. 12:10 p.m.

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      • 14 Fri

        2:00 pm

        Scrabble

        SCRABBLE: Come and join us for a game!  In the Local History Center. Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m.

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      • 14 Fri

        7:30 pm

        Live Music

        LIVE@PWPL: John Ford of The Strawbs. 7:30 p.m.

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    • 15 Sat

      • 15 Sat

        10:00 am

        Career Workshop

        RESUME & COVER LETTER WORKSHOP with Karen McKenna. Small group resume and cover letter preparation workshop for job seekers. Free but registration is required. Sign up at the Reference Desk, or call 883-4400, Ext. 111. 10 a.m.

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      • 15 Sat

        2:00 pm

        Photography Reception

        MARK S. MANCHER & KATIE MANCHER. A reception for the artists whose work is on exhibit in the Martin Vogel Photography Gallery. 2 p.m.

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    • 16 Sun

      • 16 Sun

        3:00 pm

        Live Music

        JESSICA XYLINA OSBORNE. The pianist performs selections from Hayden, Schumann, Liszt and others. 3 p.m. 

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    • 17 Mon

      • 17 Mon

        3:30 pm

        Book Discussion

        GREAT BOOKS. Rothschild’s Fiddle by Anton Chekov will be discussed. 3:30 p.m.

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    • 18 Tue

      • 18 Tue

        2:00 pm

        Chess

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

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    • 21 Fri

      • 21 Fri

        2:00 pm

        Scrabble

        SCRABBLE: Come and join us for a game!  In the Local History Center. Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m.

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    • 25 Tue

      • 25 Tue

        2:00 pm

        Chess

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

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    • 28 Fri

      • 28 Fri

        2:00 pm

        Scrabble

        SCRABBLE: Come and join us for a game!  In the Local History Center. Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m.

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  • December 2014
    • 2 Tue

      • 2 Tue

        2:00 pm

        Chess

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

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    • 5 Fri

      • 5 Fri

        2:00 pm

        Scrabble

        SCRABBLE: Come and join us for a game!  In the Local History Center. Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m.

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    • 9 Tue

      • 9 Tue

        2:00 pm

        Chess

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

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    • 12 Fri

      • 12 Fri

        2:00 pm

        Scrabble

        SCRABBLE: Come and join us for a game!  In the Local History Center. Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m.

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    • 16 Tue

      • 16 Tue

        2:00 pm

        Chess

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

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    • 19 Fri

      • 19 Fri

        2:00 pm

        Scrabble

        SCRABBLE: Come and join us for a game!  In the Local History Center. Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m.

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    • 23 Tue

      • 23 Tue

        2:00 pm

        Chess

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

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    • 26 Fri

      • 26 Fri

        2:00 pm

        Scrabble

        SCRABBLE: Come and join us for a game!  In the Local History Center. Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m.

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    • 30 Tue

      • 30 Tue

        2:00 pm

        Chess

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

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