Upcoming Events

FILM

Sunday, February 26

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

“FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS” (2016-110 min.). In giddy anticipation of tonight’s Academy Awards show, we present nineteen-time Oscar nominee and three-time winner Meryl Streep in the true story of a socialite who longed to become an opera singer, despite her dreadful singing voice. Hugh Grant and Simon Helberg co-star in this comedy-drama from Stephen Frears.

RETIREMENT GOALS, NEEDS AND CONCERNS

Monday, February 27

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn to achieve and protect lifetime income. Presented by Samuel J. Schiff, LUTCF. Sign up at the Information Desk, or call 516-883-4400, ext. 136.

FILM

Monday, February 27

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“KICKS” (2016-87 min.). Fifteen-year-old Brandon (Jakking Guillory) fulfills his dream of owning a pair of Air Jordan sneakers—only to have them abruptly stolen by a local hood (Kofi Siriboe). Can Brandon and his two best friends (Christopher Jordan Wallace, Christopher Meyer) retrieve them? Recommended for adults.

Chess

Tuesday, February 28

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game! Note time change until April 18.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WILLIAM A. WELLMAN!

Tuesday, February 28

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In his thirty-eight year career, the master filmmaker helmed some eighty-three movies, including such classics as Wings, The Public Enemy, Call of the Wild, the original A Star Is Born, Nothing Sacred and The Ox-Bow Incident. Tonight we present Wellman’s Love Is a Racket (1932-71 min.), which stars Douglas Fairbanks Jr. as Jimmy Russell, author of the The New York Globe’s “Up and Down Broadway” column. Jimmy is crazy for actress Mary Wodehouse (Frances Dee), but his attempt to help her out of a jam lands him in hot water.

GREAT BOOKS

Wednesday, March 1

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Turn of the Screw by Henry James.

FILM

Thursday, March 2

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“PHILIP K. DICK: THE PENULTIMATE TRUTH” (2007-89 min.) chronicles the author’s life, work and bizarre obsessions.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, March 3

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

“Muhammad Ali, LeRoy Neiman and the Art of Boxing.” Jim Picinich of the New-York Historical Society will discuss the museum’s current exhibit about the friendship between the boxer and the artist. Made possible by the Friends of the Library. 

Scrabble

Friday, March 3

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

FAMILY GENEALOGY RESEARCH.

Friday, March 3

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Michael Chaplan, author of The Urban Treasure Hunter, will demonstrate techniques he used while researching his grandfather. He will explain how to use the NYC Municipal Archives, which contain a treasure trove of late 1800s and early 1900s records. Chaplan is a public health professional who also holds an M.A. in anthropology.

SOUNDSWAP

Friday, March 3

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Sheri Miller, NY-based singer/songwriter.
Made possible by the Friends of the Library. 

TALLER DE PREPARACIÓN DE IMPUESTOS PARA HISPANOHABLANTES.

Friday, March 3

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Aprenda los fundamentos de la presentación de su declaración de impuestos estatales y federales en este taller gratuito e informativo. Presentado por Juan C. Barrera, Contador Fiscal y Agente de Aceptación del IRS. Para registrarse llame al 516-883-4400, ext. 147 o ext. 149.

PLANNING YOUR SPRING AND SUMMER VEGETABLE GARDEN.

Saturday, March 4

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Master Gardener Reese Michaels, a Square Foot Gardening teacher and board member at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County, teaches planning, planting and maintenance techniques, with an emphasis on box and container planting. Register at the Information Desk, or call 516-883-4400, ext. 136.
Co-sponsored by Plant A Row For the Hungry Port Washington.

CITIZENSHIP PREPARATION CLASSES.

Monday, March 6

9:30 am - 11:30 am

Including U.S. history and government, preparing for the interview, and dictation exercises. Call 516-883-4400, ext. 147 to register. Every Monday at 9:30 a.m. and every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

CAREER CONVERSATIONS

Monday, March 6

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Charlotte Beyer of the Principle Quest Foundation, and author of Wealth Management Unwrapped, discusses finance careers . Register at the Information Desk, or call 516-883-4400, ext. 136.

FILM

Monday, March 6

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“THE ACCOUNTANT” (2016-128 min.). The Treasury Department closes in on a criminal math savant. Recommended for adults.

AARP DRIVER SAFETY.

Tuesday, March 7

9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Registration begins today for a class on Saturday, April 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Check or money order payable to AARP is due at registration. $20 for AARP members (include membership number on check) or $25 for non-members. Port Washington residents only

EXERCISE FOR OVER 50.

Tuesday, March 7

9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Registration begins today for two series of classes. Chair exercise is on Tuesdays at 9 a.m., running from April 4 through May 23, led by Nicole Asselta. Mat exercise is on Thursdays at 9 a.m. from April 6 through May 25, led by Donna Harrigan. The fee of $35 for each series is due at registration. Port Washington residents only.

JOB SEARCH BOOT CAMP.

Tuesday, March 7

9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Registration begins today for the Spring session. This 8-week intensive workshop is designed to help you obtain employment through networking. Sessions are April 4, 11, 18, 25 and May 2, 9, 16, 23, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Register at the Information Desk or call 516-883-4400, ext. 136.

YOGA.

Tuesday, March 7

9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Registration begins today for a series of six classes on Wednesdays at 6 p.m., from April 5 to May 10. Led by Rebecca Scaramucci. Open to all levels. The fee of $35 is due at registration. Port Washington residents only.

Chess

Tuesday, March 7

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game! Note time change until April 18.

CITIZENSHIP PREPARATION CLASSES.

Tuesday, March 7

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Including U.S. history and government, preparing for the interview, and dictation exercises. Call 516-883-4400, ext. 147 to register. Every Monday at 9:30 a.m. and every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

MEDICAID SIGN-UP HELP.

Wednesday, March 8

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Free, walk-in assistance from the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council. 2:30 to 5 p.m.

FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION

Wednesday, March 8

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett. When Margaret’s fiancé is hospitalized for depression, she must decide whether to carry on with their plans. Led by Michelle Karnsomtob. Copies available at the Information Desk.

DIRECTOR’S CUT

Thursday, March 9

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Light Between Oceans (2016-133 min.). A lighthouse keeper and his wife raise a baby they rescue from a drifting rowboat. 7 p.m.

OVER THERE: AMERICA ENTERS WWI

Friday, March 10

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

“US Neutrality in WWI.” Don Parker discusses the 1917 declaration of war against the Central Powers.

Scrabble

Friday, March 10

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

OVER THERE: AMERICA ENTERS WWI

Friday, March 10

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

“New York Becomes The Empire City.” Dr. Ronald Brown discusses NYC against the backdrop of WWI.

OVER THERE: AMERICA ENTERS WWI

Friday, March 10

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Shoulder Arms (1918-46 min.). A screening of the silent Chaplin classic.

Next Chapter

Saturday, March 11

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join a discussion of current events on the second Saturday of every month. Bring your opinions!

RESUME & COVER LETTER WORKSHOP.

Saturday, March 11

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Led by career counselor Karen McKenna. Register at the Reference Desk, or call 516-883-4400, ext. 111.

JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES WORKSHOP.

Saturday, March 11

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Led by career counselor Karen McKenna. Register at the Reference Desk, or call 516-883-4400, ext. 111.

OVER THERE: AMERICA ENTERS WWI

Saturday, March 11

2:00 pm

Original Poetry Inspired by the Great War. Read by students from South Salem Elementary School.

OVER THERE: AMERICA ENTERS WWI

Saturday, March 11

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Great War In Song. Weber’s Tenor Choir sings songs from the era.

OVER THERE: AMERICA ENTERS WWI

Saturday, March 11

4:00 pm

“Schenck v. United States: A Debate.” Schreiber students James Duquette and Jordan Greenblatt debate the landmark Supreme Court case.

OVER THERE: AMERICA ENTERS WWI

Sunday, March 12

1:30 pm

“The Spanish Flu.” Si Shink discusses the 1918 epidemic.

OVER THERE: AMERICA ENTERS WWI

Sunday, March 12

3:00 pm

Songs of World War I with the Long Island Harmonizers.

ST. FRANCIS OUTREACH VAN.

Monday, March 13

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free general health screenings. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

VIRTUAL VISITS

Monday, March 13

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

“Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Part 1).” Ines Powell explores the collection. Made possible by the Friends of the Library.

CAREER CONVERSATIONS

Monday, March 13

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Beth Granger. The social media expert will discuss how to establish a career in her field. Sign up at the Information Desk, or call 516-883-4400, ext. 136.

INTRODUCTION TO FRANCHISING FOR WOMEN.

Monday, March 13

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn to research franchise opportunities. Presented by Stuart Levenberg, CFE, CBI, Kensington Company. Register at the Information Desk, or call 516-883-4400, ext. 136.

FILM

Monday, March 13

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“THE BIRTH OF A NATION” (2016-120 min.). A slave owner tries to use preacher Nat Turner to subdue slaves. Instead, Turner plans an uprising. Recommended for adults.

 

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, March 14

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

Chess

Tuesday, March 14

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game! Note time change until April 18.

GREAT BOOKS

Wednesday, March 15

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Quantum Entanglement by Giulio Varsi.

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LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING AND BUDGET HEARING.

Wednesday, March 15

7:30 pm

The public is invited at 7:30 p.m.

NON-FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION

Thursday, March 16

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became An American Hero by Timothy Egan. A look at the improbable life of Thomas Francis Meagher. Led by Keith Klang. Copies available at the Information Desk.

3RD THURSDAYS AT 3

Thursday, March 16

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Artemisia Gentileschi. Marc Kopman of LIU discusses the overlooked painter. Sponsored by the Art Advisory Council

FILM

Thursday, March 16

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“THE INTERVENTION” (2016-88 min.). A weekend getaway for four couples takes a turn when one of the couples learns that the trip was orchestrated to host an intervention on their marriage. Recommended for adults.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, March 17

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

“The Real Florence Foster Jenkins.” Richard Knox examines her career via documentary footage and interviews.

Scrabble

Friday, March 17

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

GREAT HOLIDAYS

Friday, March 17

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

“St. Patrick’s Day.” Dr. Ronald Brown looks at the celebration of the Irish national saint.

FILM

Friday, March 17

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“DON’T THINK TWICE” (2016-92 min.). An improv troupe finds itself at a crossroads when one of the group goes solo. Recommended for adults.

NEXT CHAPTER.

Saturday, March 18

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Discuss current events.

FOL Paperback Swap

Saturday, March 18

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Friends of the Library’s popular Paperback Swap 

DASOL KIM, pianist

Sunday, March 19

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Performing selections from Barber, Beethoven and more. Sponsored by the Music Advisory Council.

AFTERNOON ON BROADWAY.

Monday, March 20

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Prof. James Kolb discusses Stephen Soundheim’s Company, in which five married couples and a bachelor explore relationships. Sponsored by the Music Advisory Council

CAREER CONVERSATIONS

Monday, March 20

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Dorothy Donoghue. Learn about real estate careers from a Licensed Broker with over twenty years of experience. Sign up at the Information Desk, or call 516-883-4400, ext. 136.

LONG TERM CARE.

Monday, March 20

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Half of all retirees will require long term care. Samuel J. Schiff, LUTCF will explain how to plan. Sign up at the Information Desk, or call 516-883-4400, ext. 136.

FILM

Monday, March 20

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“EQUITY” (2016-100 min.). An investment banker navigates a tech IPO. Recommended for adults.

Chess

Tuesday, March 21

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game! Note time change until April 18.

STREAMING VIDEO.

Wednesday, March 22

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

PWPL staff present an intro to streaming video services and devices, their benefits, pricing, and limitations, as well as free services available through PWPL. 2:30 p.m.

FILM

Wednesday, March 22

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“DENIAL” (2016-111 min.). A woman faces a libel lawsuit for speaking out against a Holocaust denier.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, March 24

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

“The Golden Age Of Live Television.”  TV producer Bob Waldman hosts a journey back to TV’s early days, with Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Steve Allen and more.

Scrabble

Friday, March 24

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

FILM

Friday, March 24

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“CHICKEN PEOPLE” (2016-83 min.). Show chickens and the people who love them.

TWISTING THE PLOT: A WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN IN CAREER TRANSITION.

Saturday, March 25

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Identify your strengths and start reaching your goals. Presented by Cecilia Dintino, PsyD, and Hannah Starobin, LCSW. Sign up at the Information Desk, or call 516-883-4400, ext. 136.

FOL UNIVERSITY.

Sunday, March 26

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Russell Powell discuss es “The Evolution of Morality” and Stephen A. Weiner presents “The U.S. Supreme Court: Where Do We Go from Here?”

CAREER CONVERSATIONS

Monday, March 27

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Viki Sater of Viki’s Foods will discuss careers in the food industry. Register at the Information Desk, or call 516-883-4400, ext. 136.

Chess

Tuesday, March 28

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game! Note time change until April 18.

LIBRARY BUDGET INFORMATION SESSION AND MEET THE CANDIDATES NIGHT.

Tuesday, March 28

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn about the proposed budget and meet the candidates for the Library Board of Trustees.

FILM

Wednesday, March 29

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!!” (2016-117 min.). College baseball players navigate their way through adulthood. Recommended for adults.

RECREATION ON LONG ISLAND SOUND.

Thursday, March 30

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Captain Jerry McGrath will discuss sport fishing on Long Island. Learn about local fish, techniques, baits and lures.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, March 31

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

“Illustrating the Romantic Horizon, Part Two.” A look at geological surveys organized between 1867 and 1879. Presented by Professor Dennis Raverty.

Scrabble

Friday, March 31

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

FILM

Friday, March 31

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“HELL OR HIGH WATER” (2016-122 min.). A divorced dad and his ex-con brother try to save their family’s farm. Recommended for adults.

Chess

Tuesday, April 4

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game! Note time change until April 18.

Scrabble

Friday, April 7

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Next Chapter

Saturday, April 8

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join a discussion of current events on the second Saturday of every month. Bring your opinions!

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, April 11

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

Chess

Tuesday, April 11

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game! Note time change until April 18.

Scrabble

Friday, April 14

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Chess

Tuesday, April 18

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game! Note time change until April 18.

Scrabble

Friday, April 21

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Chess

Tuesday, April 25

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game! Note time change until April 18.

Scrabble

Friday, April 28

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Chess

Tuesday, May 2

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game! Note time change until April 18.

Scrabble

Friday, May 5

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, May 9

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

Chess

Tuesday, May 9

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game! Note time change until April 18.

Scrabble

Friday, May 12

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Next Chapter

Saturday, May 13

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join a discussion of current events on the second Saturday of every month. Bring your opinions!

Chess

Tuesday, May 16

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game! Note time change until April 18.

Scrabble

Friday, May 19

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Chess

Tuesday, May 23

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game! Note time change until April 18.

Scrabble

Friday, May 26

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Chess

Tuesday, May 30

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game! Note time change until April 18.

Scrabble

Friday, June 2

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Chess

Tuesday, June 6

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game! Note time change until April 18.