Upcoming Events

THE CENTENNIALS: GREGORY PECK

Monday, July 25

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Film historian Philip Harwood will discuss the life and career of Gregory Peck (1916-2003) with a screening of To Kill a Mockingbird (1962-130 min.). Peck won an Oscar playing Southern lawyer Atticus Finch, who tries to be a good father as he prepares to defend a black field hand accused of rape. Horton Foote adapted Harper Lee’s novel for director Robert Mulligan.

Chess

Tuesday, July 26

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Adult Coloring

Tuesday, July 26

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

It’s just like coloring for kids, but more complex—it’s  definitely  harder to stay in the lines. Meetings will be relaxed and informal; they’re great for stress relief and getting to know your neighbors.

Senior Scam Prevention Workshop

Wednesday, July 27

1:15 am - 3:15 am

Senator Jack M. Martins is sponsoring this program to help senior citizens protect themselves from scams and fraud. Division of Consumer Protection representatives will inform residents about recent scams targeting senior citizens and teach them steps to prevent identity theft, protect their personal information, and avoid becoming a victim. Seniors will be able to ask questions. The program is free and no RSVP is required. For more information call Senator Martins’ office at 516-746-5924.

TechDesk

Wednesday, July 27

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each Wednesday, stop by the Reference Desk for help with your devices. 2 to 4 p.m.

FAMILY FILM

Wednesday, July 27

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Goosebumps (2015-103 min.-rated PG). Teenager Zach (Dylan Minnette) teams up with Hannah (Odeya Rush), the daughter of young adult horror author R. L. Stine (Jack Black) to prevent demons from the writer’s imagination from taking over the town of Madison, Delaware. Darren Lemke scripted for director Rob Letterman.

PORT WRITES

Wednesday, July 27

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On the 4th Wednesday of every month, discuss your work and how to get it published. Note there is no meeting in August.

FILM

Thursday, July 28

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“THE REVENANT” (2015-156 min.) Hugh Glass (Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio), a guide on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s, fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by his team. Director Alejandro G. Inarritu (Birdman) scripted with Mark L. Smith, from Michaell Punke’s novel. Recommended for adults.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, July 29

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

“Mop Tops No More! The Beatles’ Final Tour and the Expansion of Pop Music’s Horizons.” Fifty years ago this summer, the most popular group in the world stopped performing before live audiences. This led to a new era in studio experimentation that would push popular music into areas that had been unimaginable just a few years earlier. Tony Traguardo will discuss this monumental shift and feature rarely seen performance footage and studio session recordings.

Scrabble

Friday, July 29

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

THE CENTENNNIALS: PETER FINCH

Friday, July 29

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Film expert Philip Harwood will discuss the life and career of the actor (1916-77) with a screening of Sidney Lumet’s Network (1976-121 min.). Finch won a posthumous Academy Award for his portrayal of Howard Beale, a suicidal newscaster who becomes a media hero. Co-stars Faye Dunaway and Beatrice Straight also won Oscars, as did screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky.

CHARLIE CHAPLIN’S MUTUAL FILMS

Monday, August 1

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Film historian Philip Harwood will introduce and discuss the films, and Ben Model will accompany them on piano.

EXERCISE FOR OVER 50

Tuesday, August 2

All Day

The lottery format has been suspended for this next series of classes. Registration begins today at 9 a.m., at the Information Desk, and will proceed until both classes are filled. The chair class, with Nicole Asselta, is on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. from September 27 through November 15. The mat class, with Donna Harrigan, is on Thursdays at 9 a.m. from September 29 through November 17. Payment of $30 (cash or check) for each class is due at registration.

Chess

Tuesday, August 2

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Adult Coloring

Tuesday, August 2

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

It’s just like coloring for kids, but more complex—it’s  definitely  harder to stay in the lines. Meetings will be relaxed and informal; they’re great for stress relief and getting to know your neighbors.

TechDesk

Wednesday, August 3

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each Wednesday, stop by the Reference Desk for help with your devices. 2 to 4 p.m.

FAMILY FILM: The Peanuts Movie

Wednesday, August 3

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Peanuts Movie (2015-88 min.) Snoopy (voiced by Bill Melendez) and his team take to the skies to pursue their arch-nemesis, the Red Baron, while Charlie Brown (Noah Schnapp) begins his own epic quest to win the love of his life, the Little Red-Haired Girl (Francesca Capaldi). Steve Martino’s animated feature was scripted by Craig Schulz (son of Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz), Bryan Schulz (Charles’s grandson) and Cornelius Uliano.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, August 5

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

 

“The Elie and Viola Nadelman Folk Art Collection.” An illustrated discussion with New-York Historical Society docent Fred Fischer.

Scrabble

Friday, August 5

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

LIVE AT PWPL

Friday, August 5

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Walkin’ the Line. Tom Cavanagh’s tribute to Johnny Cash. 7:30 p.m.

VIRTUAL VISITS

Monday, August 8

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

“Ancient Entertainment.” Michael Norris offers you a virtual front row seat at ancient Greek and Roman sports events, theater performances, chariot races and gladiator contests. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

MAD DOGS and ENGLISHMEN

Monday, August 8

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Professor Val Franco presents this four-part film series of English (and Irish) comedies and dramas. Tonight: Greenfingers (2000-91 min.). Helen Mirren, Clive Owen and David Kelly star in the true story of love, friendship, honor, gardening and prison. Joel Hershman scripted and directed this comedy. Recommended for adults.

AARP DRIVER SAFETY

Tuesday, August 9

All Day

Registration begins today at 9 a.m. for a class on Saturday, September 17 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For Port Washington residents.

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, August 9

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free blood pressure screening conducted by St. Francis Hospital.

Chess

Tuesday, August 9

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Adult Coloring

Tuesday, August 9

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

It’s just like coloring for kids, but more complex—it’s  definitely  harder to stay in the lines. Meetings will be relaxed and informal; they’re great for stress relief and getting to know your neighbors.

TechDesk

Wednesday, August 10

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each Wednesday, stop by the Reference Desk for help with your devices. 2 to 4 p.m.

MEDICAID SIGN-UP HELP

Wednesday, August 10

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Free, walk-in assistance from Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council.

LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING/WORKING SESSION

Wednesday, August 10

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The public is invited.

PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB OF LONG ISLAND

Wednesday, August 10

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Regular monthly meeting.

GARY ERBE: Master of Illusion

Thursday, August 11

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The artist discusses his current exhibit at the Heckscher Museum. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Art Advisory Council.

DIRECTOR’S CUT

Thursday, August 11

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Film expert John Bosco will screen and discuss Brooklyn (2015-111 min.). Irish immigrant Eilis Lacey (Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan) lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local lad, Tony (Emory Cohen). When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries. Nick Hornby scripted, from Colm Toibin’s novel, for director John Crowley.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, August 12

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Meet Brian Seibert, the New York Times dance critic and author of What the Eye Hears: A History of Tap Dancing. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Scrabble

Friday, August 12

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

“HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS” (2015-90 min.)

Friday, August 12

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

When sixty-something Doris Miller (Sally Field) meets thirty-something John Fremont (Max Greenfield), sparks fly — at least for Doris. When Doris begins showing up at John’s regular haunts, she wins over his Williamsburg friends. Her new life brings Doris a thrilling perspective, but also creates a rift between her and her longtime friends and family, who believe she’s making a fool of herself over a guy half her age. Director Michael Showalter scripted with Laura Terruso. Recommended for adults.

NEXT CHAPTER

Saturday, August 13

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join a discussion of current events. Bring your opinions!

AFTERNOON ON BROADWAY

Monday, August 15

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

“Chita Rivera.” Marc Courtade discusses the dancer, actress and singer who has been a Broadway fixture for over 50 years. She was catapulted to stardom in 1957 as Anita in West Side Story. This was followed by such memorable roles as Rosie in Bye Bye Birdie, Velma Kelly in Chicago and Spider Woman/Aurora in Kiss of the Spider Woman. She recently celebrated her 80th birthday performing as Princess Puffer in The Mystery of Edwin Drood.  Sponsored by Music Advisory Council

MAD DOGS & ENGLISHMAN

Monday, August 15

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Professor Val Franco will screen and discuss In Bruges (2008-107 min.), a crime comedy from writer/director Martin McDonagh starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson as Irish hitmen exiled to Bruges for a few weeks after mistakenly killing an innocent bystander. Recommended for adults.

Chess

Tuesday, August 16

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Adult Coloring

Tuesday, August 16

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

It’s just like coloring for kids, but more complex—it’s  definitely  harder to stay in the lines. Meetings will be relaxed and informal; they’re great for stress relief and getting to know your neighbors.

CLUB DE LECTURA EN ESPAÑOL (BOOK CLUB IN SPANISH)

Tuesday, August 16

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Hispanohablantes y aquellos que estén interesados en nuestra cultura y tradiciones nos reuniremos una vez al mes para hablar de las publicaciones de nuestros autores.

TechDesk

Wednesday, August 17

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each Wednesday, stop by the Reference Desk for help with your devices. 2 to 4 p.m.

“A BRILLIANT YOUNG MIND” (2014-112 min.)

Wednesday, August 17

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Nathan (Asa Butterfield), a socially awkward teenage math prodigy, finds new confidence and new friendships when he lands a spot on the British squad at the International Mathematics Olympiad. James Graham’s screenplay is based on a true story. Morgan Matthews directed.

3RD THURSDAYS AT 3

Thursday, August 18

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

“Mythological Themes.” Marc Kopman, Adjunct Professor of Art History at LIU Post, will discuss how popular artistic subjects evolved over time, examining works that range from the early Renaissance to the beginning of the 20th century. Sponsored by Art Advisory Council

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, August 19

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

“The Softer Side of Wit.” Author Ellen Meister brings Dorothy Parker to vivid life, discussing her career as a critic, poet, short story writer, essayist and screenwriter, as well as her involvement with causes ranging from the Sacco and Vanzetti case to the Civil Rights Movement. Ellen Meister is the author of five novels, including Dorothy Parker Drank Here and Farewell, Dorothy Parker, as well as numerous essays and short stories. She teaches creative writing at Hofstra University Continuing Education.

Scrabble

Friday, August 19

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

“ANOMALISA” (2015-90 min.)

Friday, August 19

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Noted customer service author Michael Stone (voiced by David Thewlis) travels to Cincinnati to speak at a conference, where he meets Lisa Hesselman (Jennifer Jason Leigh), an experience that changes his life. Screenwriter Charlie Kaufman directed this animated film with Duke Johnson. Tom Noonan provides the voices of all the other characters. Recommended for adults.

TAI CHI

Monday, August 22

All Day

Registration begins today at 9 a.m. for classes on Thursdays, September 8, 15, 22 and 29 and October 6, 20 and 27 from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. (no class October 13). Fee of $20 is due at registration. Co-sponsored by the Health Advisory Council and the Fay J. Lindner Foundation.

MAD DOGS & ENGLISHMEN

Monday, August 22

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Professor Val Franco will screen and discuss Pride (2014-119 min.), a dramedy that looks at the devastating 1984 coal miners’ strike in Wales, and the unique alliance that was forged with London’s young gay community. Bill Nighy and Imelda Staunton star. Matthew Warchus directed, from Stephen Beresford’s screenplay. Recommended for adults.

Chess

Tuesday, August 23

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Adult Coloring

Tuesday, August 23

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

It’s just like coloring for kids, but more complex—it’s  definitely  harder to stay in the lines. Meetings will be relaxed and informal; they’re great for stress relief and getting to know your neighbors.

TechDesk

Wednesday, August 24

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each Wednesday, stop by the Reference Desk for help with your devices. 2 to 4 p.m.

FAMILY FILM: Zootopia (2016-108 min.)

Wednesday, August 24

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In a city of anthropomorphic animals, rookie bunny cop Judy Hopps (voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin) and cynical con artist fox Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman) must work together to uncover a conspiracy. Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Jared Bush directed this Disney cartoon.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, August 26

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

“The Virtuoso Performing Composer.” Pianist Kathleen Tagg performs music by some of the greatest composers for the piano, combining their music with stories about their lives to create a vibrant portrait of the artists, their lives and work.

Scrabble

Friday, August 26

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

“SPOTLIGHT” (2015-128 min.)

Friday, August 26

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Investigative reporters for The Boston Globe work to expose decades of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and cover-ups of the crimes by the Catholic Church. Tom McCarthy directed, from a screenplay he wrote with Josh Singer. Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery and Stanley Tucci star. Recommended for adults.

MAD DOGS & ENGLISHMEN

Monday, August 29

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Professor Val Franco concludes this series with The Guard (2011-96 min.). An Irish policeman (Brendan Gleeson) teams up with an American FBI agent (Don Cheadle) to catch drug smugglers. Writer/director John Michael McDonagh’s comedy is Ireland’s highest-grossing film of all time! Recommended for adults.

Chess

Tuesday, August 30

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

BLOOD DRIVE

Tuesday, August 30

2:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Twenty minutes can save a life! Walk-ins welcome, no registration is required.

Adult Coloring

Tuesday, August 30

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

It’s just like coloring for kids, but more complex—it’s  definitely  harder to stay in the lines. Meetings will be relaxed and informal; they’re great for stress relief and getting to know your neighbors.

TechDesk

Wednesday, August 31

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each Wednesday, stop by the Reference Desk for help with your devices. 2 to 4 p.m.

GREAT BOOKS

Wednesday, August 31

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Tom Jones by Henry Fielding.

“DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL” (2015-102 min.)

Wednesday, August 31

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Minnie Goetze (Bel Powley), a teen cartoonist living in 1970s San Francisco, enters into an affair with thirty-something Monroe Rutherford (Alexander Skarsgard), who is already the boyfriend of her mother, Charlotte Worthington (Kristen Wiig). Director Marielle Heller adapted Phoebe Gloeckner’s graphic novel. Recommended for adults.

Scrabble

Friday, September 2

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Chess

Tuesday, September 6

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Adult Coloring

Tuesday, September 6

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

It’s just like coloring for kids, but more complex—it’s  definitely  harder to stay in the lines. Meetings will be relaxed and informal; they’re great for stress relief and getting to know your neighbors.

TechDesk

Wednesday, September 7

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each Wednesday, stop by the Reference Desk for help with your devices. 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, September 9

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Chess

Tuesday, September 13

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Adult Coloring

Tuesday, September 13

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

It’s just like coloring for kids, but more complex—it’s  definitely  harder to stay in the lines. Meetings will be relaxed and informal; they’re great for stress relief and getting to know your neighbors.

TechDesk

Wednesday, September 14

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each Wednesday, stop by the Reference Desk for help with your devices. 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, September 16

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Chess

Tuesday, September 20

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Adult Coloring

Tuesday, September 20

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

It’s just like coloring for kids, but more complex—it’s  definitely  harder to stay in the lines. Meetings will be relaxed and informal; they’re great for stress relief and getting to know your neighbors.

TechDesk

Wednesday, September 21

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each Wednesday, stop by the Reference Desk for help with your devices. 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, September 23

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Chess

Tuesday, September 27

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Adult Coloring

Tuesday, September 27

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

It’s just like coloring for kids, but more complex—it’s  definitely  harder to stay in the lines. Meetings will be relaxed and informal; they’re great for stress relief and getting to know your neighbors.

TechDesk

Wednesday, September 28

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each Wednesday, stop by the Reference Desk for help with your devices. 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, September 30

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Chess

Tuesday, October 4

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Adult Coloring

Tuesday, October 4

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

It’s just like coloring for kids, but more complex—it’s  definitely  harder to stay in the lines. Meetings will be relaxed and informal; they’re great for stress relief and getting to know your neighbors.

TechDesk

Wednesday, October 5

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each Wednesday, stop by the Reference Desk for help with your devices. 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, October 7

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Chess

Tuesday, October 11

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Adult Coloring

Tuesday, October 11

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

It’s just like coloring for kids, but more complex—it’s  definitely  harder to stay in the lines. Meetings will be relaxed and informal; they’re great for stress relief and getting to know your neighbors.

TechDesk

Wednesday, October 12

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each Wednesday, stop by the Reference Desk for help with your devices. 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, October 14

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Chess

Tuesday, October 18

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Adult Coloring

Tuesday, October 18

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

It’s just like coloring for kids, but more complex—it’s  definitely  harder to stay in the lines. Meetings will be relaxed and informal; they’re great for stress relief and getting to know your neighbors.

TechDesk

Wednesday, October 19

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each Wednesday, stop by the Reference Desk for help with your devices. 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, October 21

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Chess

Tuesday, October 25

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Adult Coloring

Tuesday, October 25

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

It’s just like coloring for kids, but more complex—it’s  definitely  harder to stay in the lines. Meetings will be relaxed and informal; they’re great for stress relief and getting to know your neighbors.

TechDesk

Wednesday, October 26

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each Wednesday, stop by the Reference Desk for help with your devices. 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, October 28

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Chess

Tuesday, November 1

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Adult Coloring

Tuesday, November 1

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

It’s just like coloring for kids, but more complex—it’s  definitely  harder to stay in the lines. Meetings will be relaxed and informal; they’re great for stress relief and getting to know your neighbors.

TechDesk

Wednesday, November 2

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each Wednesday, stop by the Reference Desk for help with your devices. 2 to 4 p.m.