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Sandwiched In

Friday, July 3

12:10 pm - 2:10 pm

SANDWICHED IN: How to Live Forever* (*Results May Vary) (2010-94 min.). Director Mark Wexler embarks on a worldwide trek to investigate just what it means to grow old and what it could mean to really live forever. But whose advice should he take? Does a chain-smoking, beer-drinking centenarian marathoner have all the answers? What about an elder porn star? Wexler contrasts these unusual characters with the insights of health, fitness and life-extension experts in his engaging documentary, which challenges our notions of youth and aging with comic poignancy. Begun as a study in life-extension, the film evolves into a thought-provoking examination of what truly gives life meaning. A Docurama release. 12:10 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.

Film

Friday, July 3

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

“STILL ALICE” (2014-101 min.). Linguistics professor Alice Howland (Oscar winner Julianne Moore) and her family find their bonds tested when she is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. Writer/directors Richard Glatzner and Wash Westmoreland adapted a novel by Lisa Genova. 7:30 p.m.

Holiday Closing

Saturday, July 4

All Day

The Library will be closed today. Happy 4th!

Film

Monday, July 6

7:00 pm - 9:15 pm

WOMEN IN FILM. Professor Val Franco will introduce and discuss four films on four Monday evenings. Tonight, Caterina in the Big City (Caterina va in Citta) (2003-106 min.). This romantic comedy follows young Caterina as she comes to grips with the fast-paced social scene in Rome. Having to choose between the artistic elite and the political power players, will she forget the most important person in her new social circles—herself? Director Paolo Virzi scripted with Francesco Bruni. In Italian with English subtitles. 7 p.m.

Registration

Tuesday, July 7

All Day

POWERPOINT FOR ADULTS. Registration begins today at 9 a.m. for a class to take place on Saturday, August 8 from 10 a.m. to noon. Learn to create exciting slideshows with Microsoft PowerPoint, a program that can be used as an aid in giving speeches and presentations. This class will cover the basics including creating, saving, editing, formatting, adding multimedia objects and animation. Basic computer knowledge is required. Fee of $12 is payable at registration.

Registration

Tuesday, July 7

All Day

SENIOR PHOTO ID. Registration begins today at 9 a.m. for a program to take place on Thursday, July 23 from 3 to 5 p.m. Seniors may obtain a free, wallet-sized ID card that includes a photo and the holder’s name, phone number, address, birthday, emergency contact name, and emergency contact phone number. Limited to 40 participants. Presented by Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano.

Chess

Tuesday, July 7

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Film

Tuesday, July 7

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

FAMILY FILM IN SPANISH: Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna) (2007-110 min.). Scrappy 9-year-old Carlitos (Adrian Alonso) leaves Mexico to find his mother Rosario (Kate del Castillo), who has gone to work in America. Ligiah Villalobos scripted for director Patricia Riggen. 7 p.m.

Book Discussion

Wednesday, July 8

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION: The Uninvited Guests by Sadie Jones. While trying to save her family’s home, Charlotte prepares an elaborate birthday party that will change her life forever. Facilitated by Keith Klang. Books available at the Information Desk. 7:30 p.m.

Sandwiched In

Friday, July 10

12:10 pm - 2:10 pm

SANDWICHED IN. “Washington’s L.I. Spy Ring: Fact versus Fiction.” The AMC series Turn tells the story of the Culper spy ring that provided information to George Washington during the American Revolution. The second season of the historical drama ended in June, leaving many to wonder whether the story of America’s first successful spy ring was portrayed accurately. Find some answers with Elizabeth Kaplan, who was the lead curator of the Three Village Historical Society’s 2010 Spies exhibit. 12:10 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.

Discussion Group

Saturday, July 11

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Lecture

Monday, July 13

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

VIRTUAL VISITS: “Knight Life.” Dr. Michael Norris, former educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will use the holdings of the Morgan Library and Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Cloisters to illustrate how medieval knights practiced for war and enjoyed peace. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 2:30 p.m.

Film and Discussion

Monday, July 13

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

WOMEN IN FILM. Professor Val Franco will screen and discuss Volver (To Return) (2006-121 min.). Part comedy, part thriller, part mystical family saga, this feature from writer/director Pedro Almodovar looks at the lives of three generations of quirky, fiercely independent Spanish women (Carmen Maura, Lola Duenas, Blanca Portilla, Yohana Cobo and Oscar-nominated Penelope Cruz). In Spanish with English subtitles. 7 p.m.

Health

Tuesday, July 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, July 14

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Book Discussion

Tuesday, July 14

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

MEET ELLEN MEISTER. The author will read from and discuss Dorothy Parker Drank Here, her follow-up to Farewell, Dorothy Parker. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 7:30 p.m.

Book Discussion

Thursday, July 16

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

NON-FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION: Exodus: A Memoir by Deborah Feldman. At the age of 23, Deborah Feldman packed up her son and their few possessions and walked away from her insular Hasidic roots forever; this is her story. Facilitated by Keith Klang. Books available at the Information Desk. 1:30 p.m.

Art Lecture

Thursday, July 16

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

3rd THURSDAYS@3: “Classic or Cliché?” Part 1 of a 6-part series with Marc Kopman, Adjunct Professor of Art History at LIU Post. Some paintings are so familiar that it is hard to appreciate their original qualities. This series will attempt to peel back the layers of familiarity to uncover the reasons these works became so iconic. Today: Botticelli’s Birth of Venus. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 3 p.m.

Art Lecture

Friday, July 17

12:10 pm - 2:10 pm

SANDWICHED IN: “Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends.” The American painter John Singer Sargent depicted some of the leading artists, writers, performers and art patrons of his day, many of whom were close friends. His portraits include intimate views of Monet, Rodin, Robert Louis Stevenson, Henry James and Isabella Stewart Gardner. This lecture with Vivian Gordon coincides with an exhibit of these portraits at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 12:10 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.

Live Music

Friday, July 17

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

LIVE@PWPL: BRB Band presents “Mellow Metal.” There was a softer side to the heavy metal bands of the ‘80s and ‘90s and tonight we’ll hear a sampling from GN’R, Mötley Crüe, Foreigner and others. Before the concert, the audience is invited to join in a sing-a-long to “Bohemian Rhapsody.” 7:30 p.m.

Lecture

Monday, July 20

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

AFTERNOON AT THE OPERA: “The Voice of Carlo Bergonzi.” One of the 20th century’s most respected tenors, Carlo Bergonzi sang leading roles for over thirty years at every major opera house, and continued to give concerts and recitals for another fifteen years. He left a legacy of recordings, particularly with the works of Giuseppe Verdi. Bergonzi sang over 40 complete roles and performed with every major singer of the Italian repertoire. Join Marc Courtade, Executive Director of the Huntington Arts Council, for an audio/visual lecture. 3 p.m.

Film and Discussion

Monday, July 20

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

WOMEN IN FILM. Professor Val Franco will screen and discuss Saving Grace (2000-93 min.). What is middle-aged rose gardener Grace (Brenda Blethyn) to do when her husband dies, leaving her with a mountain of debt? Try to grow her capital, of course! The character of Matthew is played by Craig Ferguson, who scripted with Mark Crowdy for director Nigel Cole. 7 p.m.

Chess

Tuesday, July 21

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Book Discussion

Wednesday, July 22

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

SUSAN ISAACS. The author will read from and discuss A Hint of Strangeness, a Kindle Short Story. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 7:30 p.m.

Book Discussion

Wednesday, July 22

8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

PORT WRITES. On the 4th Wednesday of every month, the group discusses their work and how to get it published. No meeting in August. Facilitated by Michael Chaplan. 8 p.m.

Senior ID Cards

Thursday, July 23

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SENIOR ID CARDS. For those who registered beginning on July 7. 3 to 5 p.m.

Live Music

Friday, July 24

12:10 pm - 2:10 pm

SANDWICHED IN: “Chinese Music & Song.” Aspiring musicians from the Hangzhou Sound of Spring Art Training School of China will perform both traditional and contemporary Chinese music. There will be a brief introduction to the Chinese instruments being used, as well as an opportunity to ask questions about the training and daily life of young musicians in today’s China. 12:10 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.

Film

Friday, July 24

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

MUSKETEERS-A-GO-GO. “All for one and one for all!” Film historian Pat S. Fitzgerald, who has previously presented the compilations “Disaster-a-Go-Go,” “Homes-a-Go-Go,” “Monster-a-Go-Go” and “Wonderland-a-Go-Go,” brings a collection of clips celebrating Alexandre Dumas’ caped swashbucklers D’Artagnan, Athos, Aramis and Porthos. 7:30 p.m.

Film and Discussion

Monday, July 27

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

WOMEN IN FILM. Professor Val Franco concludes this series with a screening and discussion of Sonke Wortmann’s Pope Joan (2009-149 min.). This historical romantic drama explores the figure of Pope Joan (Johanna Wokalek), possibly the first and only female pope in the church’s history. Issues of women’s place in the world at a time when women were forbidden an education, the role of religion in European society and the patriarchal nature of the church are all presented, as well as the very real possibility of a romance between Joan and her male protector, Count Gerold (John Wenham). 7 p.m.

Chess

Tuesday, July 28

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Book Discussion

Friday, July 31

12:10 pm - 2:10 pm

SANDWICHED IN: MEET ERIKA SWYLER. The author will read from and discuss her debut novel, The Book of Speculation. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 12:10 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.

Film

Friday, July 31

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

FAMILY FILM: The Boxtrolls (2014 – 96 min. – rated PG). An orphan boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead Wright) is raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors known as Boxtrolls. Can he return the favor by saving them from an evil exterminator? Adapted from Alan Snow’s novel, Here Be Monsters! 7 p.m.

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.

Holiday closing

Saturday, September 5 - September 7

All Day

We will be closed on Labor Day weekend: Saturday, September 5 through Monday, September 7.

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.

Chess

Tuesday, September 29

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Scrabble

Friday, October 2

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, October 6

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Scrabble

Friday, October 9

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, October 13

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Scrabble

Friday, October 16

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, October 20

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Scrabble

Friday, October 23

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, October 27

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Scrabble

Friday, October 30

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, November 3

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Scrabble

Friday, November 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, November 10

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Scrabble

Friday, November 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, November 17

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Scrabble

Friday, November 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, November 24

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Scrabble

Friday, November 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, December 1

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Scrabble

Friday, December 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, December 8

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Scrabble

Friday, December 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, December 15

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Scrabble

Friday, December 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, December 22

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Scrabble

Friday, December 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.

Chess

Tuesday, December 29

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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