Upcoming Events

  • September 2014
    • 3 Wed

      • 3 Wed

        7:30 pm

        Film

        HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ALAN LADD! We remember the actor (born this day in 1913 in Hot Springs, Arkansas) with a screening of Captain Carey, U.S.A. (1950-82 min.). Former operative Webb Carey (Ladd) returns to Orta, near Milan, to learn who betrayed his O.S.S. team and caused the death of several villagers. He discovers that his former lover Giulia (Wandra Hendrix), whom he thought dead at the hands of the Nazis, is alive and married to Baron Rocco de Greffi (Francis Lederer). Screenwriter Robert Thoeren adapted Martha Albrand’s novel for director Mitchell Leisen. 7:30 p.m.

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    • 5 Fri

      • 5 Fri

        12:10 pm

        Sandwiched In

        SANDWICHED IN: 9/11 — An American Requiem (2011-93 min.). In this documentary, 9/11 responders from Long Island share harrowing accounts and demonstrate the strength of community, character and civic duty. Screening and discussion with Patrick Flynn and Julie Broihier, of the WTC Health Program at Stony Brook University. 12:10 p.m.

         

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      • 5 Fri

        2:00 pm

        Scrabble

        SCRABBLE PLAYERS: Come and join us for a game! New location: Hagedorn Room. Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m.

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      • 5 Fri

        3:00 pm

        Lecture

        FUTURE FOCUS: Global Change. Heat and drought in California, tsunamis in Asia, record snow and floods in Northern Europe, seas warming, ice caps melting, and tropical diseases in Chicago, while politicians argue and academics publish conflicting reports. Dr. Ronald Brown will answer all your questions. Part 1 of a 4 part series. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. 3 p.m.

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      • 5 Fri

        7:30 pm

        Film Lecture

        DISASTER-A-GO-GO: Film and pop culture historian Pat S. Fitzgerald takes a humorous look at disaster cinema. 7:30 p.m.

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    • 7 Sun

      • 7 Sun

        2:00 pm

        Film Lecture

        NEW YORK CLASSIC FILM CLUB: Dr. Dan Pompa selects influential films and invites speakers who have been affected by them, or who have relatives or friends who witnessed the making of these films. Today’s selection is Double Indemnity (1944-108 min.), in which femme fatale Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck) lures insurance agent Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray) into a plot to kill her husband. Director Wilder and author Raymond Chandler adapted James M. Cain’s novel. Refreshments will be served. 2 p.m.

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    • 8 Mon

      • 8 Mon

        2:30 pm

        Art Lecture

        VIRTUAL VISITS: The Barnes Foundation. In 1922, Albert C. Barnes established the Barnes Foundation, which holds a remarkable collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and early Modern paintings. The collection also includes Native American art, African sculpture, and decorative objects and antiquities from the Mediterranean region and Asia. Join Ines Powell for an exploration of this venerable institution. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. 2:30 p.m.

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      • 8 Mon

        7:00 pm

        Tech Workshop

        GOOGLE WEBMASTER TOOLS FOR BEGINNERS with Inna Bosikova, Ph.D. Webmaster Tools is a free Google service that helps users understand how Google views a particular website.  Free but registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk, or by calling 883-4400, Ext. 136. 7 p.m.

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      • 8 Mon

        7:00 pm

        Film Lecture

        ROBERT WISE CENTENNIAL: Film historian Philip Harwood will discuss the life and career of the Oscar-winning filmmaker, who was born on September 10, 1914 in Winchester Indiana. Tonight’s screening will be the science fiction masterpiece The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951-70 min.) in which an alien named Klaatu (Michael Rennie) and his powerful robot Gort land on earth on a vital mission: to prevent earthlings from waging nuclear war. Edmund H. North scripted, and Bernard Herrmann provided a theremin-laced score. Note the early start time: 7 p.m.

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      • 8 Mon

        All day

        Registration

        Tai Chi from the Arthritis Foundation: Registration begins September 8 for a series of seven Thursday classes from 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. Payment of $20 is due at registration. Classes meet September 18, October 2, 9, 23, 30 & November 6, 13. Port residents only.

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    • 9 Tue

      • 9 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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      • 9 Tue

        2:00 pm

        Chess

        CHESS: All levels welcome. Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

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      • 9 Tue

        7:30 pm

        Book Preview

        TOPICAL TUESDAY: Book Buzz. A representative from Penguin Random House will visit to present forthcoming hot titles from the fall and spring publishing seasons. Learn about tomorrow’s bestsellers before they become bestsellers and receive advance readers copies, book club resources, tote bags and more! Refreshments. 7:30 p.m.

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    • 11 Thu

      • 11 Thu

        7:30 pm

        Film Lecture

        DIRECTOR’S CUT: Film expert John Bosco will screen and discuss The Invisible Woman (2014-111 min.). Director Ralph Fiennes also stars as English author Charles Dickens, who takes actress Ellen “Nelly” Ternan (Felicity Jones) as his mistress. Dismayed by his emotional cruelty and his determination to keep her a secret, Ellen must decide the fate of the relationship. Abi Morgan scripted, from Claire Tomalin’s biography of Ternan. Recommended for adults. 7:30 p.m.

         

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    • 12 Fri

      • 12 Fri

        12:10 pm

        Sandwiched In

        SANDWICHED IN: The Star Spangled Banner. September 14, 2014 marks the 200th anniversary of our national anthem. It was written by Francis Scott Key following the British naval bombardment of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. Pianist Linda Pratt and baritone Frank Hendricks will perform songs and musical compositions from the era, concluding with a rendition of the original version of “The Star Spangled Banner.” 12:10 p.m.

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      • 12 Fri

        2:00 pm

        Scrabble

        SCRABBLE PLAYERS: Come and join us for a game! New location: Hagedorn Room. Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m.

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      • 12 Fri

        7:30 pm

        Film

        “WATCHTOWER” (2012-100 min.). A man and a woman seek refuge from the world — Nihat (Olgun Simsek) at a remote forest fire tower, Seher (Nilay Erdonmez) in her room at a rural bus station. When their lives collide, each has to fight a battle of conscience in the presence of the other. Pelin Esmer scripted and directed this Turkish drama. Also, a Greek village comes together to invite a visitor to stay in Althea C. Avramis’s short, The Foreigner (2012-17 min.). Both films are subtitled. A Film Movement release. 7:30 p.m.

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    • 13 Sat

      • 13 Sat

        10:00 am

        Discussion Group

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

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      • 13 Sat

        2:00 pm

        Gallery Receptions

        ART & PHOTOGRAPHY RECEPTIONS: Meet Karin Batten and Alan Richards in the galleries. 2 to 4 p.m.

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    • 14 Sun

      • 14 Sun

        3:00 pm

        Live Music

        THIS IS RAGTIME with Terry Waldo. In memory of Beverly Halm. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 3 p.m.

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    • 15 Mon

      • 15 Mon

        3:00 pm

        Opera Lecture

        AFTERNOON AT THE OPERA: Madama Butterfly. Set in Nagasaki, Japan in 1904, Giacomo Puccini’s opera tells the story of an arranged, temporary marriage between Lieutenant F.B. Pinkerton of the U.S. Navy and Cio-Cio-San, a naïve 15-year-old geisha girl. Join Professor James Kolb for this audio/visual lecture. 3 p.m. 

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      • 15 Mon

        3:30 pm

        Book Discussion

        GREAT BOOKS DISCUSSION GROUP: A discussion of Stendahl’s Charterhouse of Parma. New time. 3:30 p.m.

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      • 15 Mon

        7:00 pm

        Tech Workshop

        GOOGLE ADWORDS FOR BEGINNERS with web analyst Inna Bosikova, Ph.D.  AdWords is Google’s online advertising service that lets users reach new customers and grow their business.  Free but registration is required.  Sign up at the Information Desk, or by calling 883-4400, Ext. 136. 7 p.m.

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      • 15 Mon

        7:00 pm

        Film Lecture

        ROBERT WISE CENTENNIAL: Philip Harwood screens and discusses Executive Suite (1954-104 min.). The president of a furniture company dies, leaving seven board members locked in an intense power struggle. Ernest Lehman adapted Cameron Hawley’s novel for producer John Houseman and director Robert Wise. The cast includes William Holden, June Allyson, Barbara Stanwyck, Fredric March, Walter Pidgeon and Shelley Winters. Note the early start time: 7 p.m.

         

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    • 16 Tue

      • 16 Tue

        2:00 pm

        Chess

        CHESS: All levels welcome. Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

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      • 16 Tue

        7:30 pm

        Health Presentation

        WHAT’S NEW IN ALLERGY TREATMENT: An evening with ProHealth allergist Dr. David Wertheim. He’ll explore the causes and symptoms of allergies, and explain new treatments. 7:30 p.m.

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    • 17 Wed

      • 17 Wed

        7:00 pm

        Film Lecture

        FRACKING: Patti Wood, executive director of Grassroots Environmental Education,  hosts a screening and discussion of Gasland (2010–107 min). This award winning film follows filmmaker Josh Fox on a cross-country odyssey to uncover the facts behind the controversial new natural gas drilling technology known as “fracking.” Early start time. 7 p.m.

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      • 17 Wed

        7:30 pm

        Board Meeting

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

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    • 18 Thu

      • 18 Thu

        1:30 pm

        Book Discussion

        BOOK DISCUSSION: A discussion of My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor, facilitated by Lee Fertitta. 1:30 p.m.

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      • 18 Thu

        3:30 pm

        Art Lecture

        3rd THURSDAYS @ 3:30: Florence: City of Art. Florence is home to great art patrons including the Medici, Tornabuoni and Strozzi families. Professor Thomas Germano discusses the art, architecture and history of this Renaissance city. 3:30 p.m.

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    • 19 Fri

      • 19 Fri

        12:10 pm

        Film Lecture

        SANDWICHED IN: Two Family House (2000-108 mins.)An unseen narrator looks back to 1956, on Staten Island, when Buddy, an Italian guy with big dreams, buys a house planning to live upstairs with his wife Estelle and run a bar downstairs. Based on writer and director Raymond De Felitta’s uncle,  it won the Audience Award at Sundance 2000. Many of the film’s actors later reached national prominence as part of The Sopranos, including Michael Rispoli and Katherine Narducci. Fred Craden will discuss the film. 12:10 p.m.  

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      • 19 Fri

        2:00 pm

        Scrabble

        SCRABBLE PLAYERS: Come and join us for a game! New location: Hagedorn Room. Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m.

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    • 20 Sat

      • 20 Sat

        1:00 pm

        Foundation Gala

        LIBRARY FOUNDATION GALA: The Library will close at 1 p.m. today so that we may prepare for the event.

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    • 21 Sun

      • 21 Sun

        1:30 pm

        Film

        TOD BROWNING DOUBLE FEATURE: Two silent rarities by the Edgar Allan Poe of silent cinema. In The Blackbird (1925-86 min.), Limehouse criminal Dan Tate (Lon Chaney, Sr.) lives a double life, as a feared underworld figure The Blackbird, and as his imaginary brother, the Bishop, a crippled preacher who runs the local mission. Director Tod Browning scripted with Waldemar Young. The Show (1927-76 min.), takes place in the Palace of Illusions, a carnival show featuring the exotic dancer Salome (Renee Adoree), and sideshow barker Cock Robin (John Gilbert), the philandering cad whom she adores. When jealous hoodlum The Greek (Lionel Barrymore) makes an attempt on his rival’s life, Cock Robin must go into hiding. Waldemar Young again scripted, from a novel by Charles Tenney Jackson. Both films are silent with music score. 1:30 p.m.  

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    • 22 Mon

      • 22 Mon

        7:00 pm

        Film

        ROBERT WISE CENTENNIAL: Film historian Philip Harwood will screen and discuss West Side Story (1961-152 min.). In Wise and Jerome Robbins’s “Romeo and Juliet” update, the love between Tony (Richard Beymer) and Maria (Natalie Wood) sparks a rumble between Manhattan street gangs the Jets and the Sharks. Ernest Lehman scripted, Leonard Bernstein composed the score and Stephen Sondheim penned the lyrics. Note the early start time: 7 p.m.

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      • 22 Mon

        7:00 pm

        Tech Workshop

        GOOGLE ANALYTICS FOR BEGINNERS with web analyst Inna Bosikova, Ph.D.  Google Analytics is a free service that generates detailed statistics about a website’s traffic and traffic sources and measures conversions and sales.  Free 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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    • 23 Tue

      • 23 Tue

        2:00 pm

        Chess

        CHESS: All levels welcome. Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

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      • 23 Tue

        7:00 pm

        Film Lecture

        “GASLAND PART II” (2013-125 min.).  Screening and q&a session with Patti Wood, executive director of Grassroots Environmental Education. Note the early start time! 7 p.m.

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    • 24 Wed

      • 24 Wed

        7:30 pm

        Film

        “JOE” (2013-117 min.). Ex-con Joe (Nicolas Cage) becomes an unlikely role model for 15-year-old Gary (Tye Sheridan). Screenwriter Gary Hopkins adapted Larry Brown’s novel for director David Gordon Green. Recommended for adults. 7:30 p.m.

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      • 24 Wed

        8:00 pm

        Writing Workshop

        PORT WRITES: The group meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month to discuss their work and how to get it published. Facilitated by Michael Chaplan. 8 p.m.

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    • 26 Fri

      • 26 Fri

        12:10 pm

        Sandwiched In

        SANDWICHED IN: Living, Out Loud:  Writers Riff on Love, Sweat & Fears. A diverse group of writers shares their passion for the personal essay format. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. 12:10 p.m. 

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      • 26 Fri

        2:00 pm

        Scrabble

        SCRABBLE PLAYERS: Come and join us for a game! New location: Hagedorn Room. Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m.

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      • 26 Fri

        7:30 pm

        Live Music

        LIVE@PWPL: Crosby, Stills & Nash: A Celebration with Gathering Time. 7:30 p.m.

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    • 27 Sat

      • 27 Sat

        1:00 pm

        Career Workshop

        JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES WORKSHOP: Karen McKenna gives tips on how to optimize your search. Free 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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    • 28 Sun

      • 28 Sun

        3:00 pm

        Live Music

        ENSEMBLE SCHUMANN: The Music Advisory Council opens its Fall 2014 season. 3 p.m.  

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    • 29 Mon

      • 29 Mon

        10:00 am

        Health Screenings

        ST. FRANCIS HEALTH VAN will be in the library parking lot for breast and prostate cancer screening. The van will be here again on Monday October 20 for general health screenings. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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      • 29 Mon

        7:00 pm

        Lecture

        ORGANIZE YOUR HOME OFFICE with Cynthia Braun. Free 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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      • 29 Mon

        7:30 pm

        Film

        “2 AUTUMNS, 3 WINTERS” (Automnes, 3 Hivers) (2013-91 min.). Arman (Vincent Macaigne) is 33 and ready to make a change, starting with a run in the park. He literally bumps into lovely Amélie (Maude Wyler),  and pursues a connection. Meanwhile, Arman’s best friend Benjamin (Bastien Bouillon) suffers an unexpected stroke, relegating him to the hospital, where he falls for his doting young therapist Katia (Audrey Bastien). Sebastien Betbeder scripted and directed. Also, writer/director Sean Ellis’s short, Voyage d’Affaires (The Business Trip) (2008-10 min.). Both films are subtitled. A Film Movement release. 7:30 p.m. 

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    • 30 Tue

      • 30 Tue

        2:00 pm

        Chess

        CHESS: All levels welcome. Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

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