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  • April 2014
    • 21 Mon

      • 21 Mon

        1:00 pm

        Book Discussion

        GREAT BOOKS DISCUSSION GROUP: A discussion of Paul Colinvaux’s Why Big Fierce Animals Are Rare. 1 p.m.

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      • 21 Mon

        3:00 pm

        Opera Lecture

        AFTERNOON AT THE OPERA: Luisa Miller. Based on Friedrich von Schiller’s play Kabale und Liebe, Giuseppe Verdi’s opera tells the story of a young peasant woman who has fallen in love with the son of a Count. Video excerpts will accompany this presentation by Professor James Kolb. 3 p.m.

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      • 21 Mon

        7:00 pm

        Workshop

        LONG TERM CARE INSURANCE: Understanding the Benefits with financial advisor Samuel J. Schiff. Learn the basics to help make a more informed decision. Free of charge but registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk, or by calling 516-883-4400, Ext. 136. 7 p.m.

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      • 21 Mon

        7:30 pm

        Film

        “IN A WORLD…” (2013-93 min.). Underachieving voice coach Carol (Lake Bell) finds herself competing in the movie trailer voice-over profession against her arrogant father and his protégé. Bell also scripted and directed this comic ode to a little-heralded line of work. 7:30 p.m.

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    • 22 Tue

      • 22 Tue

        2:00 pm

        Chess

        CHESS: Beginners welcome. Bring a game if you have one. Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

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      • 22 Tue

        7:30 pm

        Film

        “ROMEO & JULIET” (2013-118 min.). Douglas Booth portrays Romeo, Hailee Steinfeld is Juliet, Ed Westwick plays Tybalt, Christian Cooke is Mercutio, Damian Lewis and Natascha McElhone are Lord and Lady Capulet, Thomas Arana and Laura Morante are Lord and Lady Montague, and Lesley Manville plays Nurse. Screenwriter Julian Fellowes adapted Shakespeare’s tragic romance for director Carlo Carlei. 7:30 p.m.

         

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    • 23 Wed

      • 23 Wed

        7:30 pm

        Film

        HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE! In celebration of the Bard’s 450th birthday, Laurie Magnus will present “Love Comes in at the Eye,” a talk examining film adaptations of Much Ado About Nothing and Romeo and Juliet. Professor Magnus teaches English at the US Merchant Marine Academy. A noted Shakespeare scholar, she has written extensively on Shakespeare in performance, including stage and screen history. Her most recent book (co-edited with Walter Cannon) is Who Hears in Shakespeare: Auditory Worlds on Stage and Screen (2012), exploring questions of hearing, overhearing and eavesdropping. She authored the chapter on “Shakespeare on Film and TV” for The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare (2012) and on the performance history of Macbeth for the Arden/Bloomsbury series, Macbeth: A Critical Reader (2013). She is editor of the New Kittredge performance editions of The Comedy of Errors and The Taming of the Shrew, as well as co-editor, with the late Bernice M. Kliman, of Romeo and Juliet and Measure for Measure. She is a member of the distinguished editorial team of the forthcoming The New Variorum Hamlet (2016) and the website Hamletworks.org. 7:30 p.m.

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      • 23 Wed

        8:00 pm

        Writing Group

        PORT WRITES: The group, facilitated by Michael Chaplan, discusses its work and how to get it published. Meets the fourth Wednesday of every month. 8 p.m.

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    • 24 Thu

      • 24 Thu

        7:00 pm

        Board Meeting

        SPECIAL MEETING OF THE LIBRARY BOARD: Lee H. Skolnick Design Partnership firm will discuss design concepts for the Children’s Room renovation at a special working session of the library board. 7 p.m.

         

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    • 25 Fri

      • 25 Fri

        12:10 pm

        Art Lecture

        SANDWICHED IN: The Pre-Raphaelite Legacy. England in the mid-1800s was a time of significant economic, social and political change. Reflecting and responding to that change, a group of rebellious young painters rejected the centuries-long influence of the classical compositions of Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino), an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance who died in 1520 at the age of 37. Join art historian Elizabeth Kahn Kaplan for an illustrated program featuring works by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Morris and Edmund Burne-Jones, as well as other works by noted members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and their artistic descendants. 12:10 p.m.

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      • 25 Fri

        7:30 pm

        Live Music

        LIVE@PWPL: Blood, Sweat & Tears: A Musical Memoir. Grammy Award Winning artist Steve Katz performs acoustic renditions of songs from his career with Blood, Sweat & Tears, the Blues Project and beyond. 7:30 p.m.

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    • 26 Sat

      • 26 Sat

        1:00 pm

        Workshop

        USING LINKEDIN FOR YOUR JOB SEARCH with Karen McKenna. Free of charge but registration is required. Sign up at the Reference Desk, or by calling 516-883-4400, Ext. 111. 1 p.m.

         

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    • 27 Sun

      • 27 Sun

        3:00 pm

        Poetry/Performance

        THE EDNA PROJECT: The Poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay set to music by Liz Queler and Seth Farber. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 3 p.m.

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    • 28 Mon

      • 28 Mon

        7:30 pm

        Film

        “MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING” (2012-109 min.). Confirmed bachelor Benedick (Alexis Denisof) matches wits with Beatrice (Amy Acker). Producer, screenwriter, director, editor and composer Joss Wheden shot this modern-dress version of Shakespeare’s comedy in his own home. 7:30 p.m.

         

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    • 29 Tue

      • 29 Tue

        2:00 pm

        Chess

        CHESS: Beginners welcome. Bring a game if you have one. Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

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  • May 2014
    • 1 Thu

      • 1 Thu

        7:30 pm

        Film

        “INSIDE LLEWIN DAVIS” (2012-104 min.). Writer/directors Joel and Ethan Coen trace a week in the life of luckless singer Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund and Justin Timberlake co-star in this melancholy comedy-drama. Recommended for adults. 7:30 p.m.

         

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    • 2 Fri

      • 2 Fri

        12:10 pm

        Sandwiched In

        SANDWICHED IN: Genesis: The Life & Work of Sebastião Salgado. Ask photojournalists to name a peer they admire, and Salgado’s name is sure to crop up. The Brazilian is renowned for the long-term projects he undertakes, devoting years at a time to documenting the story of a particular people or the evolution of a certain place. Join Nassau County Museum docent Phyllis Goodfriend for an illustrated discussion of his work. 12:10 p.m.

         

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      • 2 Fri

        2:00 pm

        Scrabble

        SCRABBLE PLAYERS! Join us for a game. 2 to 5 p.m.

         

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      • 2 Fri

        7:00 pm

        Film

        “AMERICAN HUSTLE” (2O13-138 min.). FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper) enlists con artist Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) and his seductive partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) to help him take down volatile New Jersey political operator Carmine Polito (Jeremy Renner). Will Rosenfeld’s unpredictable wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) gum up the works? David O. Russell’s caper film earned ten Oscar nods! Note the early start time: 7 p.m.

         

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    • 3 Sat

      • 3 Sat

        2:00 pm

        Reception

        DONALD SADOWSKY: A reception for the artist whose work is in the Main Gallery this month. Join us! 2 to 4 p.m.

         

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    • 4 Sun

      • 4 Sun

        3:00 pm

        Live Music

        RAVE ON! The band pays tribute to Buddy Holly. For families with children age 7 and up – dancing in the aisles encouraged. 3 p.m.

         

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    • 5 Mon

      • 5 Mon

        1:00 pm

        Book Discussion

        GREAT BOOKS DISCUSSION GROUP: A discussion of Richard Dawkins’The God Delusion, chapters 1 and 2 of 3. 1 p.m.

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      • 5 Mon

        2:00 pm

        E-Reader Assistance

        E-READER ASSISTANCE: Have an eReader or tablet and want to learn more about the library’s online eBook collection? We’ll help you set up an account and get started. Bring the device and any passwords associated with it. All questions welcome, not just eReaders. Stop by the reference desk on Mondays in May: May 5, 12 and 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. for one on one assistance. Contact the Reference Desk for further information.

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    • 6 Tue

      • 6 Tue

        9:00 am

        Registration

        AARP DRIVER EDUCATION: This program was developed by AARP as a community service for motor vehicle operators age 50 and over. Those completing the course may be entitled to a 10 percent discount on the liability and collision portions of their auto insurance, as well as 4 violation points off their driver’s license. Registration begins May 6 for a class to take place on June 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A check or money order payable to AARP, for $20 (members, include membership #) or $25 (non-members) is due at time of registration. This program is limited to Port Washington residents.

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      • 6 Tue

        7:30 pm

        Science Expo

        RESEARCH INVESTIGATORS SCIENCE EXPO (RISE): Join us for a visit from participants in this year’s RISE competition, an annual event held by the Young Investigators Society at the Feinstein Institute. Their work represents the best of the research activities of the North Shore – Long Island Jewish Health System, and will be presented in non-technical language. Students and teachers are particularly encouraged to attend. For more information on the Institute and its activities, please visit FeinsteinInstitute.org. Presented by the Library’s Health Advisory Council and the Fay J. Lindner Foundation. 7:30 p.m.

         

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    • 8 Thu

      • 8 Thu

        7:30 pm

        Film

        DIRECTOR’S CUT: Nebraska (2013-114 min.) by Alexander Payne. Aging, booze-addled Woody Grant (Academy Award nominee Bruce Dern) travels from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son David in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes prize. Actress June Squibb, as Woody’s wife Kate, was also Oscar-nominated. Recommended for adults. 7:30 p.m.

         

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    • 9 Fri

      • 9 Fri

        12:10 pm

        Sandwiched In

        SANDWICHED IN: The Lower East Side: Then & Now. As a preamble to our Three Cultures bus trip on June 18, join Dr. Ronald Brown for a look at what you can expect to see in a neighborhood vastly different from what it was at the turn of the last century. 12:10 p.m.

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      • 9 Fri

        7:30 pm

        Live Music

        LIVE@PWPL: Homegrown. Truck on down — the band pays homage to the Grateful Dead. Dancing in the aisles encouraged. 7:30 p.m.

         

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    • 10 Sat

      • 10 Sat

        10:00 am

        Discussion Group

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

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      • 10 Sat

        1:00 pm

        Workshop

        RESUME & COVER LETTER WORKSHOP with career visionary Karen McKenna. Small group resume and cover letter preparation workshop for job seekers. This workshop is free of charge but registration is required. Sign up at the Reference Desk, or by calling 516-883-4400, Ext. 111. 1 p.m.

         

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    • 12 Mon

      • 12 Mon

        2:00 pm

        E-Reader Assistance

        E-READER ASSISTANCE: Have an eReader or tablet and want to learn more about the library’s online eBook collection? We’ll help you set up an account and get started. Bring the device and any passwords associated with it. All questions welcome, not just eReaders. Stop by the reference desk on Mondays in May: May 5, 12 and 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. for one on one assistance. 2 to 4 p.m.

         

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      • 12 Mon

        2:30 pm

        Blood Drive

        BLOOD DRIVE: The library Staff Association’s annual blood drive. Twenty minutes can save a life! Register beginning May 1 by calling the Information Desk at 883-4400, Ext. 136 – walk ins welcome. Child care provided in the Children’s Room. 2:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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    • 13 Tue

      • 13 Tue

        11:00 am

        Health Screening

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

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      • 13 Tue

        7:00 pm

        Film / Discussion

        TOPICAL TUESDAY: In Darkness (2011- 145 mins.). Screening and discussion. From acclaimed director Agnieszka Holland, In Darkness is based on the story of Leopold Socha, a sewer worker and petty thief in Lvov, a Nazi occupied city in Poland, who hides a group of Jews for money in the labyrinth of the town’s sewers. This evening Dr. Krystyna Keren-Chiger, the last surviving member of the group, will share her story which was related in her memoir The Girl in the Green Sweater (St. Martins Press, 2012). She will be joined by co-author Dan Paisner, and Dr. Doron Keren. In Darkness received an Academy award nomination for best foreign film. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 7 p.m.

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    • 14 Wed

      • 14 Wed

        7:30 pm

        Photography Presentation

        PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB OF LONG ISLAND presents Musical Images, a digital slide presentation with music. 7:30 p.m.

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      • 14 Wed

        7:30 pm

        Book Discussion

        BOOK DISCUSSION: A discussion of Fragile Beasts, by Tawni O’ Dell, facilitated by Lee Fertitta. 7:30 p.m.

         

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    • 15 Thu

      • 15 Thu

        1:30 pm

        Book Discussion

        BOOK DISCUSSION: A discussion of The Warmth of Other Suns: the Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson, facilitated by Lee Fertitta. 1:30 p.m.

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      • 15 Thu

        3:00 pm

        Art Lecture

        3rd THURSDAYS@3: 20th Century English Art: Bacon, Freud and Moore. Francis Bacon and Lucien Freud were two of England’s leading artists of the post war period. Although figure painting was out of vogue, both shunned fashion and created some of the most important figurative paintings in the global art world. Their art would serve to reintroduce the motif of the figure. Henry Moore is best remembered for his semi-abstract monumental public sculpture. Join Professor Thomas Germano for this illustrated lecture. 3 p.m. AAC

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      • 15 Thu

        7:30 pm

        Film

        “GINGER & ROSA” (2012-90 min.). In London in the early 1960s, teenagers Ginger and Rosa (Elle Fanning, Alice Englert) are inseparable — they play truant together, discuss religion, politics and hairstyles, and dream of lives bigger than their mothers’ frustrated domesticity. But, as the Cold War meets the sexual revolution and the threat of nuclear holocaust escalates, the lifelong friendship of the two girls is shattered. Sally Potter scripted and directed. 7:30 p.m.

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    • 16 Fri

      • 16 Fri

        12:10 pm

        Film Sandwiched In

        SANDWICHED IN: Saving Mr. Banks (2013-126 min.). Director John Lee Hancock and screenwriters Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith reveal how Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) managed to convince author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) to allow his studio to produce a film version of her book, Mary Poppins. The cast also includes Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Bradley Whitford and Rachel Griffiths. 12:10 p.m.

         

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      • 16 Fri

        2:00 pm

        Scrabble

        SCRABBLE PLAYERS! Join us for a game. 2 to 5 p.m.

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      • 16 Fri

        7:00 pm

        Film

        “12 YEARS A SLAVE” (2013-134 min.). John Ridley’s Academy Award-winning screenplay is based on the memoir of Solomon Northup (Oscar nominee Chiwetel Eijofor), a free black New Yorker who in the year 1841 was kidnapped and sold into slavery. The film won the Academy Award for Best Picture, and Lupita Nyong’o earned a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her portrayal of the slave Patsey. Steve McQueen directed. Recommended for adults. Note the early start time: 7 p.m.

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    • 18 Sun

      • 18 Sun

        1:30 pm

        Film

        LON CHANEY DOUBLE FEATURE: The Man of a Thousand Faces (1883-1930) stars in two dramas. In George Hill’s Tell It to the Marines (1926-103 min.), Private Skeets Burns (William Haines) vies with his superior officer, Sergeant O’Hara (Chaney) for the affections of nurse Norma Dale (Eleanor Boardman). After a brief intermission, scar-faced hunter Tiger Haynes (Chaney again) objects when Bobby Bailey (Lloyd Hughes) asks for the hand of his daughter, Toyo (Lupe Velez), in Tod Browning’s Where East Is East (1929-66 min.). These glistening treasures come from the Warner Archives. Silent with music score. 1:30 p.m.

         

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    • 19 Mon

      • 19 Mon

        1:00 pm

        Book Discussion

        GREAT BOOKS DISCUSSION GROUP: A discussion of Karel Capek’s R.U.R. 1 p.m.

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      • 19 Mon

        3:00 pm

        Opera Lecture

        AFTERNOON AT THE OPERA: Composer Gaetano Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor is based on Sir Walter Scott’s novel The Bride of Lammermoor, the opera dramatizes the story of Lucia who is in love with Edgardo, the sworn enemy of her brother, Enrico. Video excerpts will accompany this presentation by Professor James Kolb. 3 p.m. MAC

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    • 20 Tue

      • 20 Tue

        7:00 pm

        Author Visit

        GREEN CARD: Former Port resident Nelson A. Castillo will discuss his book La Tarjeta Verde: Cómo Obtener La Residencia Permanente in los Estados Unidos (Green Card: How to Obtain Lawful Permanent Residence in the United States). This is a bilingual English/Spanish program. No registration necessary. 7 p.m.

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