Upcoming Events

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.

SOUNDSWAP

Wednesday, September 28

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“Nilsson Schmilsson.” A multimedia presentation by Tony Traguardo, featuring the music of Harry Nilsson.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, September 30

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

“The Route of Santiago de Compostela (Camino de Santiago).” Since the Middle Ages, the journey to the shrine of St. James the Great in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain has been one of the most important Christian pilgrimages. Ines Powell explores the route, which takes pilgrims on a journey through the history of Spain, experiencing architecture left by Romans, Visigoths and Muslims and witnessing an artistic evolution from Romanesque to Baroque and beyond. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Scrabble

Friday, September 30

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

FILM

Friday, September 30

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“I SAW THE LIGHT” (2015-123 min). Writer/director Marc Abraham tells the story of country-western singer Hank Williams (Tom Hiddleston), who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. Elizabeth Olsen and Bradley Whitford co-star. Recommended for adults.

HALLOWEEN HORRORS

Sunday, October 2

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

We get a jump on the holiday with a screening of Agnieszka Holland’s Rosemary’s Baby (2014-170 min.). Scott Abbott and James Wong scripted this second screen version of Ira Levin’s best-seller about young Rosemary Woodhouse (Zoe Saldana), who begins to suspect that her husband Guy (Patrick J. Adams) is conspiring with Satanic cultists hellbent on getting their hands on her unborn child.

CROWDFUNDING BASICS.

Monday, October 3

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A three-part series, on Mondays, October 3, 17 and 24, at 7 p.m. Learn how to launch your own crowdfunding initiative. Presented by Bill Carmody. Sign up at the Information Desk, or call 516-883-4400, ext. 136. Participants must register for all three sessions.

FILM

Monday, October 3

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“THE GIRL BY THE LAKE” (2007-95 min.), Prof. Val Franco presents Andrea Molaioli’s mystery starring Toni Servillo and Valeria Golino. In Italian with English subtitles.

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.

GREAT BOOKS

Wednesday, October 5

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Immoderation of Ifat by Sara Suleri, and Now We Are Free by David Sedaris.

FILM

Wednesday, October 5

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“JOYRIDE” (1977-92 min.). Four friends (Desi Arnaz Jr., Robert Carradine, Anne Lockhart and Melanie Griffith) decide to start a new life in Alaska. Director Joseph Ruben scripted with Peter Rainer.

PROSTATE HEALTH SCREENING

Thursday, October 6

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

For an appointment and more information, please call Senator Jack Martins office at 516-746-5924.

“IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME: IT’S NOT ALL IN YOUR HEAD.”

Thursday, October 6

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Dr. Bethany DeVito for an informative look at this common gastrointestinal condition. Made possible by the PWPL Health Advisory Council, the Friends of the Library and the Katz Institute for Women’s Health at Northwell Health.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, October 7

12:15 pm - 2:30 pm

The Orange Thief (2007-84 min.) Living on the outer boundaries of society, the eponymous orange thief and some other country-wise ruffians steal fruit for sustenance, sale, and the sheer excitement of courting danger. In Italian with English subtitles. Sponsored by Sons of Italy, John Michael Marino Lodge.

Scrabble

Friday, October 7

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

LIVE AT PWPL

Friday, October 7

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Streetfighter. This tribute band captures the sound, look and spirit of The Rolling Stones.

Next Chapter

Saturday, October 8

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

DRONES: TAKING FLIGHT & AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY.

Saturday, October 8

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn flight fundamentals and operational best practices, as well as the creative techniques that are used in real world video/photo production. Weather permitting, there will be a live drone demonstration.

NEW YORK CLASSIC FILM CLUB

Sunday, October 9

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dr. Dan Pompa hosts Hangmen Also Die! (1943-134 min.). Director Fritz Lang collaborated with screenwriter Bertold Brecht on this noirish tale of espionage and assassination in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia.

COLUMBUS DAY HOURS.

Monday, October 10

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

HYPERTENSION SCREENINGS

Tuesday, October 11

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free and no appointments needed. Courtesy of St. Francis Hospital. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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.

FILM

Tuesday, October 11

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“PELICAN DREAMS” (2014-80 min.). Filmmaker Judy Irving follows a wayward pelican from her “arrest” on the Golden Gate Bridge to her new life at a rehab facility. This family-friendly documentary is rated G.

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.

MEDICAID SIGN-UP HELP

Wednesday, October 12

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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

FILM

Wednesday, October 12

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“IL POSTINO” (1995-108 min.). A postman (Massimo Troisi) enlists the help of poet Pablo Neruda (Philippe Noiret) to help him woo the most beautiful woman in town. In Italian with English subtitles. Sponsored by Sons of Italy, John Michael Marino Lodge.

CLUB DE LECTURA EN ESPAÑOL (BOOK CLUB IN SPANISH).

Thursday, October 13

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Hispanohablantes y aquellos que estén interesados en nuestra cultura y tradiciones, nos reuniremos frecuentemente para hablar de las publicaciones de nuestros autores.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, October 14

12:15 pm - 2:30 pm

“Illustrating the Romantic Horizon: Early Expeditions to the Western Front.” Prof. Dennis Raverty discusses the inclusion of illustrators on some early nineteenth century expeditions of the Western frontier. The drawings were an attempt to document the land and native peoples, but the results were highly romanticized, exotic and often racist—a mythologized vision of the West.

Scrabble

Friday, October 14

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

ITALIAN GENEALOGY

Friday, October 14

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Seeking your roots? Dr. Marilyn Verna will show you how to proceed. Dr. Verna was an Associate Professor of Education at St. Francis College, presents on Italian research and culture, and assists with the acquisition and translation of Italian documents and records. Sponsored by Sons of Italy, John Michael Marino Lodge.

16th ANNUAL DILL JONES JAZZ CONCERT

Sunday, October 16

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

featuring the Gail Nelson Group.

AFTERNOON ON BROADWAY

Monday, October 17

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Professor James Kolb discusses Show Boat. Based on a best-selling novel by Edna Ferber, adapted for the stage by Oscar Hammerstein II, and featuring an extraordinary score by Jerome Kern, Show Boat stands as the landmark musical of the 1920s. Hear standards such as “Old Man River,” “Make Believe” and “Bill” and examine the ways in which Show Boat has been altered in its many productions and adaptations.

FILM

Monday, October 17

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“A FAIRY TALE WEDDING” (2014-91 min.). Presented by Prof. Val Franco. When five high school friends get together decades later for a wedding in Zurich, they see just how much they have (or haven’t) changed. In Italian with English subtitles. Recommended for adults.

TAI CHI

Tuesday, October 18

All Day

Registration begins today for seven Thursday classes, 12:45 to 1:45 p.m., November 3 to December 22. $20 fee due at registration.

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.

POWERUP COMMUNITIES INFORMATION WORKSHOP

Tuesday, October 18

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn about the PowerUp Communities program, an energy efficiency initiative that provides homeowners with low-cost energy assessments, as well as grants and financing for energy improvements. In recognition of National Energy Awareness Month. No registration.

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.

GREAT BOOKS

Wednesday, October 19

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen and The Pangs of Love by Jane Gardam.

FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION

Wednesday, October 19

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver. After her son kills seven classmates and his high school English teacher, Eva writes to her estranged husband trying to solve what went wrong in raising their son. Led by Michelle Karnsomtob. Books available at the Information Desk.

LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

Wednesday, October 19

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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

NON-FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION

Thursday, October 20

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The Wright Brothers by David McCullough. The famed biographer takes a fascinating look at the aviation pioneers. Led by Keith Klang. Books available at the Information Desk.

3rd THURSDAYS AT 3

Thursday, October 20

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

“Italian Renaissance.” With Marc Kopman, Adjunct Professor of Art History at LIU. Co-sponsored by Sons of Italy, John Michael Marino Lodge and the PWPL Art Advisory Council.

DIRECTOR’S CUT

Thursday, October 20

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Film expert John Bosco will screen and discuss The Age of Adeline (2015-113 min.). Blake Lively stars as Adeline, a 29-year-old who survives a near-death experience and, from that day on, never grows older. This fantasy also stars Kathy Baker, Harrison Ford and Ellen Burstyn.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, October 21

12:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Celebrate the Friends of the Library’s 50th Anniversary with a discussion of Maeve Binchy’s Circle of Friends (1990), the story of a pair of childhood friends who grow up together in the cozy village of Knockglen during the 1950s. Led by Michelle M. Young. Copies available at the Information Desk.

Scrabble

Friday, October 21

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

SILVER CITY BOUND

Friday, October 21

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This New York City band promotes cross-cultural collaboration and dialogue through American roots music. This concert is appropriate for adults, teens and families with school-age children. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library in celebration of their 50th Anniversary.

PAPERBACK SWAP

Saturday, October 22

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Return of the popular event with books available for all ages. Hundreds of patrons swap thousands of books at this community-friendly gathering. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library in celebration of their 50th Anniversary.

PAMELA PAUL

Sunday, October 23

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The FOL’s 50th Anniversary Distinguished Speaker is the Editor of The New York Times Book Review. Paul is also an author and TV commentator. She has written four non-fiction books and will publish her fifth, the memoir My Life with Bob, in 2017. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library in celebration of their 50th Anniversary.

FOOD DAY

Monday, October 24

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A screening of the documentary film Fresh, which looks at people who are working to re-invent our food systems. The screening will be followed by a discussion led by Patti Wood and a cooking demonstration by natural foods chef Bhavani Jaroff.

MEDICARE HEALTH PLANS

Monday, October 24

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Find out how changes to Medicare affect you. Samuel Schiff, LUTCF, will discuss the different parts of Medicare and upcoming health reform. A comparison of health plan options available in our area will be given. Participants will have an opportunity to sign up for individual follow up appointments. Sign up at the Information Desk, or by calling 516-883-4400 ext. 136.

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.

FILM

Tuesday, October 25

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“THE BOSS IN THE LIVING ROOM” (2014-90 min.). Presented by Prof. Val Franco. A mobster from the South of Italy hides out in the home of his sister, who lives in the very different North. In Italian with English subtitles. Recommended for adults.

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.

FILM

Wednesday, October 26

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“WONDROUS BOCCACCIO” (Maraviglioso Boccaccio) (2015-120 min.). In fourteenth century Italy, ten young friends relocate to the countryside to avoid the plague. In Italian with English subtitles.

HALLOWEEN HORRORS

Thursday, October 27

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Boy (2016-97 min.). American Greta (Lauren Cohan) takes a job as a nanny for a British couple who live in a remote English village. She is shocked to discover that the 8-year-old boy she has been hired to look after is actually a life-sized doll.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, October 28

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

“Haunted Long Island.” Do ghosts inhabit the supposedly haunted houses of Long Island? Join Christopher Weaver and Michael Salvarezza of Eco-Photo Explorers as they uncover the spine-tingling stories of our resident ghosts, ghouls and monsters. This is a fun-filled presentation that’s sure to raise some goose bumps!

Scrabble

Friday, October 28

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

HARLEM

Friday, October 28

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dr. Ronald J. Brown discusses the past and present of the storied New York neighborhood. Part two of four. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

HALLOWEEN HORRORS

Friday, October 28

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Witch: A New-England Folktale (2015-92 min.). In seventeenth century New England, a family is exiled by their Puritan community. They settle in the wilderness, but when their newborn son disappears, they turn on each other with accusations of witchcraft.

RESUMES AND COVER LETTERS

Saturday, October 29

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

A small group workshop presented by career counselor Karen McKenna. Sign up at the Reference Desk, or call 516-883-4400, ext. 111.

INTERVIEWING SKILLS

Saturday, October 29

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Participants learn what to do before, during, and after an interview. This small group workshop will cover how to conduct research, answer challenging questions, write thank you letters and present references. Presented by career counselor Karen McKenna. Sign up at the Reference Desk, or call 516-883-4400, ext. 111.

HOLA CUBA!

Sunday, October 30

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Cofradia Duo performs traditional and contemporary Cuban music in this first of a series of events spotlighting Cuban culture. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

HALLOWEEN HORRORS

Monday, October 31

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Prof. Val Franco presents Blood and Black Lace (Sei Donne per l’Assassino) (1964-84 min.) and a discussion of the Italian horror genre known as “giallo” (yellow). Tame by today’s standards, these films were daring when they were made in the 1960s. Diehard fans love these “spaghetti thrillers” by such masters Mario Bava, Dario Argento and Lucio Fulci. Bava’s masterpiece, Blood and Black Lace, is one of the most influential Italian horror films of all time, with a combination of mystery, eroticism and horror. In Italian with English subtitles. Recommended for adults.

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.

Scrabble

Friday, November 4

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, November 8

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

Chess

Tuesday, November 8

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Adult Coloring

Tuesday, November 8

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 9

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, November 11

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Next Chapter

Saturday, November 12

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Chess

Tuesday, November 15

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Adult Coloring

Tuesday, November 15

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 16

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, November 18

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Chess

Tuesday, November 22

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Adult Coloring

Tuesday, November 22

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 23

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, November 25

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Chess

Tuesday, November 29

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Adult Coloring

Tuesday, November 29

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 30

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, December 2

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Chess

Tuesday, December 6

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Adult Coloring

Tuesday, December 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, December 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, December 9

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Next Chapter

Saturday, December 10

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, December 13

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

Chess

Tuesday, December 13

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Adult Coloring

Tuesday, December 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, December 14

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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