Upcoming Events

AARP DEFENSIVE DRIVING

Tuesday, May 3

All Day

Registration begins today at 9 a.m. The class will take place on Saturday, June 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For Port Washington residents only. Check or money order payable to AARP due at registration. $20 for members (membership # on check), $25 for non-members.

Chess

Tuesday, May 3

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

ADULT COLORING

Tuesday, May 3

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tuesdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31. The adult coloring craze comes to Port! It’s just like coloring for kids, but more complex – it’s definitely harder to stay in the lines. These informal sessions are great for stress relief and getting to know your neighbors.

FILM

Tuesday, May 3

7:30 pm

“MISTRESS AMERICA” (2015-84 min.). The life of lonely college freshman Tracy (Greta Gerwig) is turned upside down by her impetuous, adventurous soon-to-be stepsister, Brooke (Lola Kirke).

GREAT BOOKS

Wednesday, May 4

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey.

TechDesk

Wednesday, May 4

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

CONVERSATIONS FROM MAIN ST: BILL AYRES AND JEN CHAPIN

Wednesday, May 4

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The founders of WHY Hunger present “Thinking Globally, Acting Globally: WHY Hunger and the World Hunger Crisis.” Ayres and Chapin will discuss the ongoing hunger and poverty crisis, and the important roles that artists and individuals can play in finding sustainable solutions. The conversation will include four musical numbers by Ms. Chapin. No tickets are necessary; free admission to the event is made possible by a grant from the Angela & Scott Jaggar Foundation. At Landmark on Main Street.

FREE ONLINE RESOURCES THAT ANYONE CAN USE!

Thursday, May 5

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Media librarian Tony Traguardo offers a look at some of the best free online research, reference, freeware, entertainment and money-saving resources. He will reveal techniques that can help you to weed out inaccurate and non-authoritative results from your online searches. New computer users are welcome, but attendees with some computer and internet experience will get the most out of this fun, information-packed presentation.

DIRECTOR’S CUT

Thursday, May 5

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Film expert John Bosco will screen and discuss Room (2015-118 min.). Kidnapping victim Joy Newsome (Academy Award winner Brie Larson) struggles to make a life for her son (Jason Tremblay) in the single room provided by their captor. Emma Donoghue scripted, from her novel, for director Lenny Abrahamson; both were Oscar-nominated.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, May 6

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

“Artists and Springtime.” Professor Thomas Germano explores the ways in which great artists depicted and were inspired by the beauty of spring. Tiffany, Chase, Klimt, Pissarro, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin and Matisse are among those who will be discussed.

Scrabble

Friday, May 6

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

THE LONG ISLAND MUSIC HALL OF FAME: “THEY’RE FROM HERE!”

Friday, May 6

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The LIMHoF is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving and celebrating the Island’s rich musical heritage. This multimedia event will feature rare footage from LIMHoF gala ceremonies and a look at prominent inductees, including Billy Joel, Johnny Maestro, and Little Anthony and the Imperials. Presenter Tony Traguardo served on the first Board of Directors of LIMHoF, and spent many years as the group’s archivist. Current members of the Board will participate in a Q&A segment following the presentation.

A LOVE DOUBLE FEATURE

Sunday, May 8

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We begin this love-fest with William Dieterle’s Her Majesty, Love (1931-75 min.). Playboy Fred (Ben Lyon) falls for cabaret barmaid Leah (Marilyn Miller), but his family is even more shocked at her father (W.C.Fields), who juggles desserts at a formal dinner. Will the wedding be called off? After a brief intermission, George Archainbaud’s Her Jungle Love (1938-77 min.) whisks us to the South Seas, where downed pilot Bob (Ray Milland) is enchanted with island girl Tura (Dorothy Lamour). But what of Bob’s fiancee, Eleanor (Dorothy Howe)? 2 p.m.

VIRTUAL VISITS

Monday, May 9

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

“The J. Paul Getty Museum, Part 2.” The Getty Center in Los Angeles has a remarkable collection of European art from medieval times to the present, while the Getty Villa in Malibu is dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome and Etruria. Join Ines Powell for this illustrated lecture. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

FOOD FILM FESTIVAL

Monday, May 9

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ritesh Batra’s The Lunchbox (2013-104 min.). A mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects lonely young housewife Ila (Nimrat Kaur) with Saajan (Irrfan Khan), an older man preparing to retire. In English and subtitled Hindi. Professor Val Franco will lead the discussion.

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, May 10

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free blood pressure screening conducted by St. Francis Hospital.

Chess

Tuesday, May 10

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

WINTER BROOK “What Is Mediumship?”

Tuesday, May 10

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Winter Brook, psychic medium, as she explains the various ways Mediums connect with those who have passed over into the World of Spirit.

TechDesk

Wednesday, May 11

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION

Wednesday, May 11

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra. In early-2000s Chechnya, two doctors try to protect a girl whose father has been abducted by Russian forces. Discussion led by Keith Klang. Books available at the Information Desk.

Photography Event

Wednesday, May 11

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

PCLI’S ANNUAL MUSIC AND IMAGES SHOW. The Photography Club of Long Island presents a multimedia show featuring colorful and dramatic images from Port Washington to South America and around the world. Part of the show features musical themes as well as an exploration of nature. Arrive early to tour the current PCLI exhibit, and to enjoy complimentary refreshments. To learn more about PCLI, visit www.pcliphoto.org.

RESEARCH INVESTIGATORS’ SCIENCE EXPO

Thursday, May 12

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for a visit from participants in this year’s Research Investigators’ Science Expo (RISE), an annual competition held by the Young Investigators Society at the Feinstein Institute. The work of these medical researchers represents the best of the research activities of Northwell Health, and will be presented in non-technical language. Students and teachers are particularly encouraged to attend. For more information, visit feinsteininstitute.org. Co-sponsored by the Fay J. Lindner Foundation. 7:30 p.m.

SANDWICHED IN FILM

Friday, May 13

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Why Be Good? (1929-81 min.). Pert Kelly (Colleen Moore) is a department store clerk by day and a flapper by night. She sparks with wealthy playboy Winthrop Peabody, Jr. (Neil Hamilton), who turns out to be her new boss! William A. Seiter’s silent boasts a jazzy score and sound effects courtesy of Vitaphone, cinema’s first financially successful sound system. 12:10 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, May 13

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

GREAT STREETS OF NYC

Friday, May 13

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

“Broadway: The Street That Created the Musical.” Join Prof. Ronald Brown for a virtual stroll along the longest and oldest street in the city, and explore its transformation from a center of political power to the world’s entertainment capital. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

“EFFIE GRAY” (2014-109 min.).

Friday, May 13

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

When Victorian-era art critic John Ruskin (Greg Wise) declines to consummate his marriage to young Effie Gray (Dakota Fanning), she seeks affection from his protegé, painter John Everett Millais (Tom Sturridge). Screenwriter Emma Thompson plays Lady Eastlake. Richard Laxton directed.

JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES WORKSHOP

Saturday, May 14

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn how to optimize your career search and increase your odds of finding successful employment. Register at the Reference Desk, or call 516-883-4400, ext. 111.

NEXT CHAPTER

Saturday, May 14

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Discuss current events. Bring your opinions!

RESUME & COVER LETTER WORKSHOP

Saturday, May 14

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Small group workshop for job seekers. Register at the Reference Desk, or call 516-883-4400, ext. 111.

AFTERNOON AT THE OPERA

Monday, May 16

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

La Fanciulla del West introduced audiences to some Puccini’s most sumptuous music. Set in a California mining camp during the Gold Rush, the opera tells of the love between Minnie, a saloonkeeper, and Dick, a bandit. Unusual in opera, and for Puccini especially, the work has a happy ending! Join Prof. James Kolb for this audio/visual lecture. Sponsored by the Music Advisory Council.

Chess

Tuesday, May 17

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

MEET REBECCA SCHIFF

Tuesday, May 17

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Bed Moved offers a singular view of growing up (or not) and finding love (or not). Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

GREAT BOOKS

Wednesday, May 18

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Italo Calvino’s The Non-Existent Knight.

TechDesk

Wednesday, May 18

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

Wednesday, May 18

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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

NON-FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION

Thursday, May 19

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The Prize: Who’s In Charge of America’s Schools? by Dale Russakoff. A behind-the-scenes look at the race to reform Newark’s failing school system. Led by Keith Klang. Books available at the Information Desk.

3RD THURSDAYS at 3

Thursday, May 19

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

“Great Themes in European Paintings, Part 2”. Learn how popular artistic subjects evolved over time. Marc Kopman, Adjunct Professor of Art History at LIU Post, will examine works that range from the early Renaissance to the beginning of the 20th century.

“BRIDGE OF SPIES” (2015-141 min.).

Thursday, May 19

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

During the Cold War, American lawyer James Donovan (Tom Hanks) is recruited to defend arrested Soviet spy Rudolf Abel (Academy Award winner Mark Rylance), and then to help the CIA arrange for an exchange of Abel for a captured American U2 spy plane pilot. The Oscar-nominated screenplay is by Matt Charman and Joel & Ethan Coen. A Steven Spielberg film.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, May 20

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

“Landmarks and Historic Sites of L.I.” Ralph Brady, author of Landmarks and Historic Sites of Long Island, reveals what makes this little-big island so special with a tour of some of Nassau and Suffolk’s most historic locations.

Scrabble

Friday, May 20

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

“STAR WARS: EPISODE VII: THE FORCE AWAKENS” (2015-136 min.).

Friday, May 20

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Can a ragtag group of heroes save the galaxy from the villains of the First Order? J.J. Abrams’ movie stars Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega— and some old friends.

FREEPORT COMMUNITY BAND

Sunday, May 22

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Established in 1911, the all-volunteer band has over sixty members from Nassau, Suffolk, Queens and Brooklyn. Their repertoire includes marches, show tunes, rock ‘n roll, opera, folk songs and symphonic pieces.

BLOOD DRIVE

Monday, May 23

2:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Library Staff Association’s annual blood drive. Remember, twenty minutes can save a life. No registration necessary—walk-ins welcome! 2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE

Monday, May 23

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Half of all retirees will require long-term care. This workshop will explore the benefits of insurance along with the options and costs. Register at the Information Desk, or call 516-883-4400, ext. 136.

Chess

Tuesday, May 24

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

“PAWN SACRIFICE” (2015-116 min.).

Tuesday, May 24

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) finds himself caught between two Cold War superpowers. The cast also includes Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg, Lily Rabe, Robin Weigert and Liev Schreiber as Boris Spassky. Steven Knight scripted for director Edward Zwick.

OUT EAST BUS TRIP CANCELLED

Wednesday, May 25

All Day

Refunds are being processed, and should be received by May 1st.

TechDesk

Wednesday, May 25

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

PORT WRITES

Wednesday, May 25

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Discuss your work and how to get it published.

MEET DANIEL PAISNER.

Thursday, May 26

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The author discusses his latest novel, A Single Happened Thing. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, May 27

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

“Art Under Roosevelt.” In the 1930s, the U.S. government subsidized artists through the WPA, but subject-matter and style were not dictated. The result was the political radicalization of many artists. With the postwar rise of abstract art and anti-communism, much of this art was lost or forgotten. Join Dennis Raverty, Associate Professor at New Jersey City University, for this illustrated lecture.

Scrabble

Friday, May 27

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

SOUNDSWAP

Friday, May 27

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

HOOTENANNY. The Library transforms into a 1960s coffee house for local musicians, singers and songwriters to come together for an evening of music that offers our audience unique musical team-ups and performances. Soloists may share the bill with duo, trio and group performances, summoning up a spirit of musical camaraderie and spontaneity that will cover a wide range of genres.

Holiday closing

Saturday, May 28 - May 30

All Day

PWPL will be closed on Saturday, May 28, Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.

Chess

Tuesday, May 31

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

“THE GIFT” (2015-109 min.).

Tuesday, May 31

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The complacent lives of young married couple Simon and Robyn (Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall) are thrown into a harrowing tailspin when Gordo (writer/director Joel Edgerton), an acquaintance from Simon’s past, arrives bearing a mysterious gift and a dark secret.

TechDesk

Wednesday, June 1

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, June 3

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, June 7

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

TechDesk

Wednesday, June 8

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, June 10

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, June 14

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

TechDesk

Wednesday, June 15

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, June 17

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, June 21

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

TechDesk

Wednesday, June 22

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, June 24

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, June 28

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

TechDesk

Wednesday, June 29

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, July 1

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, July 5

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

TechDesk

Wednesday, July 6

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, July 8

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, July 12

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

TechDesk

Wednesday, July 13

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, July 15

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, July 19

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

TechDesk

Wednesday, July 20

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, July 22

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, July 26

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

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.

Scrabble

Friday, July 29

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, August 2

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

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.

Scrabble

Friday, August 5

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, August 9

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

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.

Scrabble

Friday, August 12

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, August 16

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

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.

Scrabble

Friday, August 19

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, August 23

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

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.

Scrabble

Friday, August 26

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, August 30

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

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.

Scrabble

Friday, September 2

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, September 6

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

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.