Upcoming Events

GREAT BOOKS

Wednesday, January 18

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

For discussion: Equality, Value and Merit by Freidrich A. Hayek and selections from Liberalism by Richard Dworkin.

LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

Wednesday, January 18

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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

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.

Scrabble

Friday, February 3

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Chess

Tuesday, February 7

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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

Scrabble

Friday, February 10

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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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!

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.

Scrabble

Friday, February 17

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Chess

Tuesday, February 21

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, February 24

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Chess

Tuesday, February 28

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, March 3

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Chess

Tuesday, March 7

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, March 10

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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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

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Chess

Tuesday, March 21

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, March 24

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Chess

Tuesday, March 28

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, March 31

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Chess

Tuesday, April 4

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, April 7

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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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

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Chess

Tuesday, April 18

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, April 21

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Chess

Tuesday, April 25

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, April 28

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Chess

Tuesday, May 2

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, May 5

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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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

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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

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Chess

Tuesday, May 23

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, May 26

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Chess

Tuesday, May 30

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, June 2

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Chess

Tuesday, June 6

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, June 9

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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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.

Chess

Tuesday, June 13

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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

Scrabble

Friday, June 16

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Chess

Tuesday, June 20

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, June 23

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Chess

Tuesday, June 27

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, June 30

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Chess

Tuesday, July 4

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, July 7

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Next Chapter

Saturday, July 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, July 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, July 11

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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

Scrabble

Friday, July 14

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Chess

Tuesday, July 18

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, July 21

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Chess

Tuesday, July 25

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, July 28

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Chess

Tuesday, August 1

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, August 4

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, August 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, August 8

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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

Scrabble

Friday, August 11

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Next Chapter

Saturday, August 12

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Chess

Tuesday, August 15

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, August 18

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Chess

Tuesday, August 22

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, August 25

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Chess

Tuesday, August 29

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, September 1

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Chess

Tuesday, September 5

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, September 8

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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