Upcoming Events

NON-FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION

Thursday, January 19

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The Road to Character: The Humble Journey to an Excellent Life by David Brooks. The New York Times columnist evaluates America’s transition to a culture that values self-promotion over humility. Led by Keith Klang. Copies are available at the Information Desk.

3RD THURSDAYS AT 3

Thursday, January 19

3:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Will not be meeting this month. The series will resume on Thursday, February 16.

FILM MOVEMENT FESTIVAL

Thursday, January 19

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Shim Sung-bo’s Sea Fog (a.k.a. Haemoo) (2014-111 min.). A fishing boat captain takes on a dangerous commission to smuggle a group of illegal immigrants from China to Korea. Subtitled. Also, Minha Kim’s animated short from Britain, Sea Child (2015-7 min.).

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, January 20

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

“Sagamore Hill.” When Theodore Roosevelt returned to Oyster Bay, he and second wife Edith made Sagamore Hill a home for their growing family, and it became the summer White House during Roosevelt’s presidency. Presenter Bill Bleyer is an author and former staff writer for Newsday. Made possible by the Friends of the Library. 

Scrabble

Friday, January 20

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

FILM

Friday, January 20

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“MAN UP” (2014-89 min.). Nancy (Lake Bell) meets Jack (Simon Pegg) when, on a whim, she takes the place of his blind date. As the two spend the evening strolling around London and falling in love, Nancy must find an opportunity to reveal her true identity. A charming romantic comedy from Ben Palmer.

ANNUAL JEAN RITCHIE FOLK CONCERT

Sunday, January 22

3:00 pm - 4:45 pm

“Lonesome Traveler.” Ira Perlman and Denise Romas present a musical narrative featuring songs by Lee Hays, Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie. Sponsored by the Music Advisory Council

AARP TAX HELP

Monday, January 23

All Day

Registration begins today for individual sessions. Appointments are available every Tuesday from February 7 through April 11, between 9:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Register in-person at the Research Desk or call 516-883-4400, ext. 111. These sessions are offered courtesy of AARP—there are no age or membership requirements. For Port Washington residents only.

RETIREMENT INVESTMENTS/ANNUITIES: 2017

Monday, January 23

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Explore upcoming changes and how they may affect you. Presented by Samuel J. Schiff, LUTCF. Sign up at the Information Desk, or call 516-883-4400, ext. 136.

Chess

Tuesday, January 24

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

GEORGE VECSEY HOSTS SPORTS TRIVIA

Wednesday, January 25

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

 

Randy Cohen interviews New York Times sports writer George Vecsey for PersonPlaceThing, followed by a sports trivia session. Made possible by the Friends of the Library.

PORT WRITES.

Wednesday, January 25

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Discuss your work and how to get it published.

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND LONG ISLAND SOUND

Thursday, January 26

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Sarah Deonarine, Executive Director of the Manhasset Bay Protection Committee, will join Eric Swenson, Executive Director of the Hempstead Harbor Protection Committee, to discuss the current status of our waterways.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, January 27

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

“One Hundred Years of Photography: Ansel Adams and the Great Photographers of the Twentieth Century.” Join Phyllis Goodfriend for a discussion of the current exhibit at the Nassau County Museum of Art. The work of Ansel Adams will be examined, as well as his influence and interactions with such photographers as Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Curtis, Dorothea Lange and Edward Weston.

Scrabble

Friday, January 27

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

FILM MOVEMENT FESTIVAL

Friday, January 27

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Mélanie Laurent’s Breathe (2014-91 min.). Charlie (Joséphine Japy) is an average French suburban teenager, but when she becomes fast friends with the rebellious new girl at school, she discovers there’s nothing average about how she feels. Also, Bonne Espérance (Good Hope) (2013-19 min.), about a social worker and a teen runaway. Both films are subtitled.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, W.C. FIELDS!

Sunday, January 29

1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

We honor the ornery comic actor, born this day in 1880, with three of his classic films. Francis Martin’s Tillie and Gus (1933-58 min.) teams Fields with Alison Skipworth as professional cardsharps hoping to nab an inheritance. After a brief intermission, Erle C. Kenton’s You’re Telling Me! (1934-64 min.) presents W.C. as a hard-drinking, socially-awkward inventor who inadvertently threatens his daughter’s chances of marriage. After another brief break, we conclude with Norman Z. McLeod’s It’s a Gift (1934-69 min.). Fields plays a New Jersey grocer who determines to move to California to grow oranges, despite objections from his wife.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FDR!

Monday, January 30

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We celebrate our 32nd president, born on this day in 1882, with a screening of Vincent J. Donehue’s Sunrise at Campobello (1960-143 min.). Screenwriter Dore Schary adapted his stage play, in which 39-year-old Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Ralph Bellamy) is stricken with polio while vacationing at Campobello Island, New Brunswick in 1921. With the help of his family and colleagues, Roosevelt is able to pursue his dreams. Note the early start time: 7 p.m.

Chess

Tuesday, January 31

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

FILM MOVEMENT FESTIVAL

Tuesday, January 31

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Conclusion: Dennis Bots’ Secrets of War (a.k.a. Oorlogsgeheimen) (2014-95 min.). In Holland during WWII, the friendship between two boys is imperilled when a girl tells a very personal secret to only one of them. Subtitled. Also, Kate Tsang’s So You’ve Grown Attached (2014-15 min.), in which an imaginary friend is forced into retirement when his creator grows up.

GREAT BOOKS

Wednesday, February 1

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Henry IV, Part 1 by William Shakespeare.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CLARK GABLE!

Wednesday, February 1

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The rugged actor, born this day in 1901, stars in Richard Boleslawsky’s Men in White (1934-80 min.) as George Ferguson, an idealistic doctor who must make hard choices between his profession and his personal life. Myrna Loy, Jean Hersholt, Otto Kruger and Elizabeth Allen co-star.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, February 3

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

T. W. Barritt, the author of Long Island Food: A History from Family Farms & Oysters to Craft Spirits, will discuss our Island’s food culture. Made possible by the Friends of the Library.

Scrabble

Friday, February 3

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

GREAT HOLIDAYS

Friday, February 3

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

“Groundhog Day.” Dr. Ronald Brown will discuss this unique holiday which, since 1887, has been celebrated with festivals, presidential proclamations, awards and even Hollywood films. This 5-part series continues on March 17 with St. Patrick’s Day. Made possible by the Friends of the Library.

FILM

Friday, February 3

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“OTHER PEOPLE” (2016-97 min.). Struggling comedy writer David (Jesse Plemons), fresh off a breakup and in the midst of the worst year of his life, returns to Sacramento to care for his ailing mother Joanne (Molly Shannon). Former Saturday Night Live writer Chris Kelly scripted and directed this comedy-drama.

FAMILY FILM

Sunday, February 5

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

“KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS” (2016-102 min.). In this animated fable, a boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armor worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past. Rated PG.

Chess

Tuesday, February 7

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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

MEDICAID SIGN-UP HELP

Wednesday, February 8

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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

FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION

Wednesday, February 8

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende. The impossible romance between a World War II escapee from the Nazis and a Japanese gardener’s son. Led by Keith Klang. Copies are available at the Information Desk.

DIRECTOR’S CUT

Thursday, February 9

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Film expert John Bosco screens and discusses My King (Mon Roi) (2015-125 min.). Tony (Emmanuelle Bercot) is admitted to a rehabilitation center after a serious skiing accident. Dependent of medical staff and painkillers, she takes the time to look back on the tumultuous love relationship with Georgio (Vincent Cassel). In French with English subtitles. Note the early start time: 7 p.m.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, February 10

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

“The Broad.” A new contemporary art museum in downtown Los Angeles, The Broad houses prominent postwar and contemporary art, including works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cy Twombly, Cindy Sherman, Robert Rauschenberg and Chuck Close. Thomas Germano will discuss the museum’s architecture and highlights from the collection.

Scrabble

Friday, February 10

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

FILM

Friday, February 10

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“MORGAN” (2016-92 min.). Risk manager Lee Weathers (Kate Mara) arrives at a remote laboratory to assess the dangers associated with Morgan (Anya Taylor-Joy), a genetically engineered young woman with a shy demeanor and a ferocious temper. Toby Jones, Michelle Yeoh, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Paul Giamatti co-star in this thriller from director Luke Scott (son of producer Ridley Scott). Recommended for adults.

Next Chapter

Saturday, February 11

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

RESUME AND COVER LETTER WORKSHOP

Saturday, February 11

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presented by career counselor Karen McKenna. Sign up at the Research Desk, or call 516-883-4400, ext. 111.

ALTERNATIVE CAREERS FOR TEACHERS

Saturday, February 11

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn to identify alternative careers that use your existing skills, interests, education and experience. Presented by career counselor Karen McKenna. Sign up at the Research Desk, or call 516-883-4400, ext. 111.

CONCERT

Sunday, February 12

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SAMUEL HASSELHORN, baritone,  performs selections from Schumann, Britten and others, accompanied by pianist Renate Rohlfing. Sponsored by the Music Advisory Council

FILM

Monday, February 13

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

 

“AUTHOR: THE JT LEROY STORY” (2016-112 min.). The literary world lauded JT LeRoy, author of the gritty novels Sarah and The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (both 1999)—only to discover that the writer was not the person they thought he was. This documentary from Jeff Feuerzieg features commentary from LeRoy’s agent and editor, fellow novelists, and the real LeRoy. Recommended for adults.

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, February 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, February 14

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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

GREAT BOOKS

Wednesday, February 15

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOHN BARRYMORE!

Wednesday, February 15

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The debonair actor, born this day in 1882 (or was it February 14? Nobody knows for sure!), stars in Michael Curtiz’s The Mad Genius (1931-80 min.), the story of sadistic, club-footed impresario Vladimir Ivan Tsarakov, who will stop at nothing to achieve his ambitions for dancer Fedor Ivanoff (Donald Cook).

LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING AND BUDGET HEARING.

Wednesday, February 15

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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

THIRD THURSDAYS AT THREE

Thursday, February 16

3:00 pm - 4:45 pm

“In the Shadow of the Masters.” Marc Kopman, Adjunct Professor of Art History at LIU, discusses the work of Filippino Lippi, as part of a series focusing on overlooked painters. Sponsored by Art Advisory Council

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, February 17

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

“What Happened to Television?” Brian Rose, Professor of Media Studies at Fordham University, will discuss rapid changes in the way television shows are consumed and explain why the days of simply “watching TV” are fast disappearing.

Scrabble

Friday, February 17

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

FILM

Friday, February 17

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“HITCHCOCK TRUFFAUT” (2015-81 min.). In 1962, Alfred Hitchcock and Francois Truffaut locked themselves away in Hollywood for a week to excavate the secrets behind Hitch’s oeuvre. Based on original recordings of this meeting, Kent Jones’s documentary illustrates the greatest cinema lesson of all time and plummets us into the world of the creator of Psycho, The Birds and Vertigo.

NEW YORK CLASSIC FILM CLUB

Sunday, February 19

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Dr. Dan Pompa presents Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train (1951-101 min.). In this Patricia Highsmith thriller, charming psychopath Bruno Antony (Robert Walker) offers to kill the wife of tennis player Guy Haines (Farley Granger), if the athlete will commit a murder in exchange.

HOLIDAY HOURS

Monday, February 20

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We will be open today from 1 to 5 p.m.

AFTERNOON ON BROADWAY

Monday, February 20

3:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly get away with murder, avoid prison, and develop a vaudeville act based on their sensational pasts. Prof. James Kolb will discuss Chicago, which opened in 1975, with a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. Staged and choreographed by Fosse, Chicago ran for 898 performances, but found its biggest success with a 1996 Broadway production—where it is still running, making it the longest-running revival in the history of the American musical. Sponsored by Music Advisory Council

Chess

Tuesday, February 21

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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

NON-FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION

Thursday, February 23

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? by Frans De Waal. A groundbreaking work revealing how humans have underestimated the intellectual abilities of animals. Led by Keith Klang. Copies available at the Information Desk.

NAUTICAL HISTORY AND LONG ISLAND SOUND

Thursday, February 23

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Dr. Joanne Grasso will discuss her new book The American Revolution on Long Island, which explores what life was like under British occupation after Washington’s defeat at the Battle of Long Island in 1776. She will focus on the important role the Long Island Sound played during this conflict.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, February 24

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

 

“Behind the Themes.” Clive Young of Wired tells the stories behind your favorite movie and TV themes, from Gone with the Wind to The Brady Bunch to House of Cards.

Scrabble

Friday, February 24

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

FILM

Friday, February 24

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“SULLY” (2016-96 min.). Director Clint Eastwood recreates the story of Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger (Tom Hanks), the pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River, saving the lives of his passengers and crew. Aaron Eckhart, Anna Gunn and Laura Linney co-star.

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.

Scrabble

Friday, March 3

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Chess

Tuesday, March 7

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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

Scrabble

Friday, March 10

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

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!

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.

Scrabble

Friday, March 17

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Chess

Tuesday, March 21

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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

Scrabble

Friday, March 24

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Chess

Tuesday, March 28

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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

Scrabble

Friday, March 31

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

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.

Scrabble

Friday, June 9

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Next Chapter

Saturday, June 10

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, June 13

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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