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Film

Sunday, February 1

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

A DOCURAMA DOUBLE FEATURE. Docurama produces outstanding documentaries and generously makes them available for public screenings. Today we present two Docurama releases. Jamie Howell scripted, produced, directed and edited Pedal-Driven: A Bikeumentary (2011-64 min.), which focuses on an escalating conflict between mountain bikers eager to ride and the federal land managers charged with protecting public lands. After a brief intermission, Richard E. Robbins’s Girl Rising (2012-103 min.) travels the globe to meet with nine unforgettable girls who strive beyond circumstance to find their voices and pursue their dreams. The voice cast includes Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Selena Gomez, Alicia Keys, Freida Pinto, Cate Blanchett, Chloe Grace Moretz, Salma Hayek and Kerry Washington. 2:00 p.m.

Book Discussion

Monday, February 2

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

GREAT BOOKS. To be discussed: Observation and Experiment by Claude Bernard. 3:30 p.m.

Financial Workshop

Monday, February 2

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

ANNUITIES WORKSHOP. Many Americans underestimate how much money they will need to save for retirement. Take steps now to be certain that your money will outlive you. Free but registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk, or call 516-883-4400, ext. 136. 7 p.m.

Film

Monday, February 2

7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

“ILO ILO” (2013-99 min.). In Singapore during the financial crisis of 1997, the friendship between a Filipino maid named Teresa (Angeli Bayani) and a young boy named Jiale (Jialer Koh) ignites the jealousy of his mother Hwee Leng (Yann Yann Yeo). 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.

Registration

Tuesday, February 3

All Day

SOUTH FORK BUS TRIP. Registration begins today at 9 a.m. for a Wednesday, May 20 bus trip to the Parrish Museum and Duckwalk Vineyard. The bus will depart at 9 a.m. sharp. The all-inclusive fee of $85.00 is due at registration.

Registration

Tuesday, February 3

All Day

COMPUTER CLASS: PowerPoint. Registration begins today for a class on Saturday, March 14, from 10 a.m. to noon. Learn to create exciting computerized presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint, a program that can be used as an aid in giving speeches and presentations. Work with computer animation and video as you learn the basics of creating a slideshow including creating, saving, editing, formatting, adding multimedia objects and animation effects and much more. Prerequisites: Computer Kindergarten and 1st Grade or equivalent. Fee of $12 is due at registration. For Port Washington residents only. 9 a.m.

Chess

Tuesday, February 3

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Sandwiched In

Friday, February 6

12:10 pm - 2:15 pm

SANDWICHED IN: Alan Richards, Photographer. Roslyn resident Alan M. Richards writes: “My interest in computers and design evolved into composite images (photomanipulations) from multiple photographs. Segments of one photo are melded into the framework of the entire image. These image composites often take on a surrealistic feeling. My goal as an artist is to turn mundane events into unique images which tell a story.” Mr. Richards presented his exhibition Get the Picture? in the Martin Vogel Photography Gallery in September and October 2014. Join him for a discussion of his work. 12:10 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, February 6

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, February 6

7:30 pm - 9:45 pm

“GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY” (2014-121 min.). Space criminals Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Groot (Vin Diesel) and Rocket (Bradley Cooper) must work together to stop the fanatical villain Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace) from destroying the galaxy. Director James Gunn scripted with Nicole Perlman, from the Marvel comic by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Michael Rooker plays Yondu, Karen Gillen is Nebula, Djimon Hounsou is Korath, John C. Reilly is Corpsman Dey, Glenn Close is Nova Prime, Benicio Del Toro portrays The Collector, and Nathan Fillion voices Monstrous Inmat. 7:30 p.m.

Film

Sunday, February 8

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

ANOTHER DOCURAMA DOUBLE FEATURE. We begin with Jon Riess’s Bomb It (2007-93 min.), a wild ride into the heart of the global graffiti culture, where the love of art and ego clashes with law and order. After a brief intermission, Mark Neale’s William Gibson: No Maps for These Territories (2001-88 min.) joins the cyber-punk author of Neuromancer, who coined the term “cyberspace,” on a limousine journey across America. 2 p.m.

Art Lecture

Monday, February 9

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

VIRTUAL VISITS. The National Gallery, Part 2: Dutch, Flemish, French and Spanish Art, 16th to the 18th Century. This remarkable museum has one of the largest collections of masterpieces in the world, and includes treasures from the 13th century to the present. Join Ines Powell for a discussion of works by Rembrandt, Rubens, Poussin and Velazquez, among others. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. 2:30 p.m.

Film

Monday, February 9

7:30 pm - 9:15 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, Anne (Syvlie Testud) in a drama written and directed by Diane (Entre Nous) Kurys. A young man (Thomas Drelon) invites a stranger (Lou de Laage) 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.

Career Workshop

Tuesday, February 10

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

JOB SEARCH BOOT CAMP. An 8-week intensive workshop designed to help participants obtain employment through networking. Registration in progress, in person or call 516-883-4400, ext. 136. Made possible by a special legislative grant received by Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel through the New York State Education Department. 10 a.m.

Chess

Tuesday, February 10

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Book Discussion

Wednesday, February 11

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION: Binocular Vision by Edith Pearlman, facilitated by Keith Klang. 7:30 p.m.

Film

Thursday, February 12

7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

DIRECTOR’S CUT. In giddy anticipation of Valentine’s Day, film expert John Bosco will screen and discuss About Time (2013-123 min.). At the age of 21, Tim (Domhnall Gleeson) discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend (Rachel McAdams) turns out not to be as easy as you might think. Director Richard (Notting Hill) Curtis also scripted. 7:30 p.m.

Sandwiched In

Friday, February 13

12:10 pm - 2:15 pm

SANDWICHED IN: Modern Alchemy: Experiments in Photography. Join Dorothy Cappadonna, docent at the Heckscher Museum, for this illustrated lecture based on the current exhibition. Beginning with Man Ray’s portfolio Electricité (1931), the exhibition traces 20th century experimentation with photograms, multiple exposures, combination printing, tonal contrast, unusual perspectives, cropping, and chemical processing, often resulting in the creation of images that are abstract. Contemporary photographers have expanded the medium’s limits even further, reviving older techniques such as the camera obscura, experimenting with long and multiple exposures, darkroom processing, and cameraless photography, or exploring digital technologies. The exhibit continues through March 15. 12:10 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, February 13

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, February 13

7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

VALENTINE’S EVE FILM: What If (2013-98 min.). Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe), who is burned out from a string of failed relationships, forms an instant bond with Chantry (Zoe Kazan), who lives with her longtime boyfriend (Rafe Spall). Together they puzzle out what it means if your best friend is also the love of your life. Elan Mastai scripted, from T.J. Dawe and Michael Rinaldi’s play, Toothpaste and Cigars. Michael Dowse’s movie also stars Adam Driver, Jemima Rooper and Oona Chaplin. 7:30 p.m.

Discussion Group

Saturday, February 14

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Live Music

Sunday, February 15

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

HERMES QUARTET. Performing selections from Haydn, Beethoven and others. 3 p.m.

Opera Lecture

Monday, February 16

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

AFTERNOON AT THE OPERA. First performed in Dresden in 1843, Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman) is the first of Wagner’s operas to utilize the musical motifs and other devices that would characterize all of his later work. The mystical subject matter of the drama involves a romantic story of love and redemption achieved through the sacrifice of a young woman. Join Professor James Kolb for this audio/visual lecture. 3 p.m.

Book Discussion

Monday, February 16

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

GREAT BOOKS. For discussion: Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O’Connor. 3:30 p.m.

Chess

Tuesday, February 17

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Poetry Reading

Tuesday, February 17

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

POETRY AT PORT. Readings by popular Long Island poets. Hosted by author/poet Lisa James. 7:30 p.m.

Book Discussion

Thursday, February 19

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

NON-FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION: A discussion of Ma, He Sold Me for a Few Cigarettes by Martha Long, facilitated by Keith Klang. 1:30 p.m.

Art Lecture

Thursday, February 19

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

3RD THURSDAY@3. Rembrandt: The Late Works. As he aged, Rembrandt van Rijn’s work matured and improved, his creativity gathering new energy, displaying a soulful, honest and deeply moving element. This illustrated lecture by Professor Thomas Germano will present new insight into Rembrandt’s most iconic late works. Note the new time: 3 p.m.

Sandwiched In

Friday, February 20

12:10 pm - 2:15 pm

SANDWICHED IN. Celebrate Chinese New Year. Acrobat Li Liu performs plate spinning, trick cycling, foot juggling, ribbon dancing and hand balancing. You’ll learn various aspects of the Chinese language, geography and culture while Li Liu shares her work and travel experiences. This is an adult version of the children’s performance at 4 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 12:10 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, February 20

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

Family Film

Friday, February 20

7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

FAMILY FILM: Mr. Peabody and Sherman (2014-92 min.). Genius dog Mr. Peabody and his adopted human son Sherman endeavor to fix the rift in time that they accidentally created. 7:00 p.m.

Career Workshop

Saturday, February 21

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

RESUME & COVER LETTER WORKSHOP. Small group resume and cover letter preparation 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.

Computers in Spanish

Saturday, February 21

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

COMPUTERS IN SPANISH. Registration is in progress for 3 Saturday classes: February 21, March 7 and March 14. Beginners classes are from 12 noon to 2 p.m. and advanced classes are from 2 to 4 p.m. Free but registration is required. To register, contact Haydee Buitron at 516-883-4400, ext. 149.

Career Workshop

Saturday, February 21

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

INTERVIEWING SKILLS WORKSHOP. Participants learn what to do before, during, and after an interview. This small group workshop will cover how to conduct research, answer challenging questions, write thank you letters, and present references. Free but registration is required. Sign up at the Reference Desk, or call 516-883-4400, ext. 111. 1 p.m.

Live Music

Sunday, February 22

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

GATHERING TIME sings the songs of Simon & Garfunkel. 3 p.m.

Film

Monday, February 23

7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

“IF I STAY” (2014-107 min.). Life changes in an instant for seventeen-year-old music student Mia (Chloe Grace Moretz) when a car accident puts her in a coma. During an out-of-body experience, she must decide whether to wake up and live or move on to whatever comes next. Screenwriter Shauna Cross adapted Gayle Forman’s novel for director R. J. Cutler. 7:30 p.m.

Chess

Tuesday, February 24

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Board Meeting

Wednesday, February 25

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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

Writing Workshop

Wednesday, February 25

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

PORT WRITES. On the 4th Wednesday of every month, the group discusses their work and how to get it published. Facilitated by Michael Chaplan. 8 p.m.

Sandwiched In

Friday, February 27

12:10 pm - 2:15 pm

SANDWICHED IN: Lights! Camera! Action! Play 2015 Academy Awards trivia with film aficionado Richard Knox. 12:10 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, February 27

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, February 27

7:30 pm - 9:45 pm

“DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES” (2014-130 min.). In Matt Reeves’s sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes, apes who have survived a pandemic are drawn into battle with a group of human survivors. Motion-capture maestro Andy Serkis returns as Caesar; Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Judy Greer co-star. 7:30 p.m.

Chess

Tuesday, March 3

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Scrabble

Friday, March 6

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, March 10

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Scrabble

Friday, March 13

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, March 17

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Scrabble

Friday, March 20

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, March 24

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Scrabble

Friday, March 27

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, March 31

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Chess

Tuesday, April 7

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Chess

Tuesday, April 14

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Chess

Tuesday, April 21

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Chess

Tuesday, April 28

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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