Upcoming Events

  • November 2014
    • 24 Mon

      • 24 Mon

        7:00 pm

        Film

        VIVE LA FRANCE: LOVE AND FRENCH FILMS. Professor Valerie Franco will screen and discuss Nobody Else But You (original title: Poupoupidou) (2011-102 min.). Desperate for a new story, bestselling crime novelist David Rousseau (Jean-Pierre Rouve) hones his focus on the apparent suicide of Candice Lecoeur, a.k.a. Martine Langeuin (Sophie Quinton), a small-town woman who claimed to be the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe. Gerald Hustache-Mathieu scripted and directed this comedy-thriller. In French with English subtitles. Note the early start time: 7:00 p.m.

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    • 25 Tue

      • 25 Tue

        2:00 pm

        Chess

        CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. throughout the autumn.

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      • 25 Tue

        7:30 pm

        Film

        NOVEMBER NOIR: Mr. Soft Touch (1949-93 min.). War hero Joe Christopher (Glenn Ford) returns home to find that his nightclub has been taken over by gangster Barney Teener (Roman Bohnen). Orin Jennings scripted, from a story by producer Milton Homes, for co-directors Henry Levin and Gordon Douglas. 7:30 p.m.

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    • 28 Fri

      • 28 Fri

        2:00 pm

        Scrabble

        SCRABBLE: Come and join us for a game!  In the Local History Center. Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m.

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      • 28 Fri

        7:30 pm

        Film

        NOVEMBER NOIR: Split Second (1953-85 min.). Escaped convict Sam Hurley (Stephen McNally) holds hostages (Alexis Smith, Jan Sterling, Keith Andes, Arthur Hunnicutt) in a Nevada ghost town slated for destruction in a nuclear test. Dick Powell directed, from a script by William Bowers and Irving Wallace. 7:30 p.m.

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    • 30 Sun

      • 30 Sun

        1:30 pm

        Film

        NOVEMBER NOIR DOUBLE BILL. Mexico City musician Antonio Gomez (Ricardo Montalban) must clear his name of a murder charge in A Life in the Balance (1955-74 min.). Anne Bancroft and Lee Marvin co-star. Robert Presnell, Jr. and Leo Townsend scripted, from a Georges Simenon story, for director Harry Horner. After a brief intermission, we conclude our series with She Played with Fire (1957-95 min.). Insurance investigator Oliver Branwell (Jack Hawkins) runs into ex-girlfriend Sarah Moreton (Arlene Dahl), who is now married. He soon finds himself involved in arson, blackmail and murder. Director Sidney Gilliat scripted this British noir with Frank Launder, from Winston Graham’s novel, Fortune Is a Woman. 1:30 p.m.

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  • December 2014
    • 1 Mon

      • 1 Mon

        3:30 pm

        Book Discussion

        GREAT BOOKS. Concerning the Division of Labor by Adam Smith will be discussed. 3:30 p.m.

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      • 1 Mon

        7:00 pm

        Financial Workshop

        AFFORDABLE CARE ACT ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY: THE SUCCESSES AND FAILURES with financial advisor Samuel J. Schiff. This workshop will summarize and focus on the most important and relevant parts of the Affordable Care Act bill and will give an overview of what the new health care law is all about. Free but registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk, or call 883-4400, Ext. 136. 7 p.m.

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      • 1 Mon

        7:30 pm

        Film

        “EDGE OF TOMORROW” (2014-113 min.). An officer named Cage (Tom Cruise) finds himself caught in a time loop in a war with an alien race. His skills increase as he faces the same brutal combat scenarios over and over again, and his union with a Special Forces warrior (Emily Blunt) brings him ever closer to defeating the enemy. Doug Liman’s movie also stars Brendan Gleeson and Bill Paxton. 7:30 p.m.

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    • 2 Tue

      • 2 Tue

        All day

        Registration

        YOGA. Registration begins today for six Wednesday classes, from January 14 through February 18 at 6 p.m., facilitated by Karen Carter. All levels will be accommodated. Bring a floor mat. $35 for the series, payable by cash or check at registration. 9 a.m.

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      • 2 Tue

        2:00 pm

        Chess

        CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. throughout the autumn.

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    • 3 Wed

      • 3 Wed

        7:30 pm

        Film

        “THE AUCTION” (2013-111 min.). Gaby Gagnon (Gabriel Arcand) raises lambs on his farm. When his eldest daughter, city-dweller Marie (Lucie Laurier), asks for financial help to keep from losing her home, Gaby considers selling his property. Sebastien Pilote scripted and directed this French production. Also, The Farm (2012-11 min.), Luis Da Matta and Julio Vanzeler’s animated short from Spain. A Film Movement release. Subtitled. 7:30 p.m.

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    • 5 Fri

      • 5 Fri

        12:10 pm

        Sandwiched In

        SANDWICHED IN: 100 Years of Fashion for Men & Women. At the beginning of the 20th century, a glimpse of stocking was considered shocking. Now? Goodness knows – anything goes! This presentation vividly illustrates how we got from there to here. Jessica Ley has been a dealer and collector of antique and vintage fashion for more 25 years. 12:10 p.m.

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      • 5 Fri

        2:00 pm

        Scrabble

        SCRABBLE: Come and join us for a game!  In the Local History Center. Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m.

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      • 5 Fri

        3:00 pm

        Lecture

        FUTURE FOCUS: Flat World. Join Dr. Ronald Brown for an examination of the issues raised by Thomas Friedman in The World Is Flat (2005). Friedman predicted a future of vicious global economic competition. He saw borders between nations eroding and capital, people, ideas, information, technology and products flowing around the world at a dizzying pace. The final installment of a 4-part series. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. 3 p.m.

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      • 5 Fri

        7:30 pm

        Film

        “GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL” (2014-100 min.). Writer/director Wes Anderson follows the whimsical adventures of Gustave H (Ralph Fiennes), legendary concierge at a famous hotel in the fictional Republic of Zubrowkas, and his most trusted friend, lobby boy Zero Moustafa (Tony Revolori). The star-studded cast also includes F. Murray Abraham, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Harvey Keitel, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton and Owen Wilson. Recommended for adults. 7:30 p.m.

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    • 7 Sun

      • 7 Sun

        3:00 pm

        Live Music

        JAY CAMPBELL. The cellist performs selections from Debussy, Stravinsky, Brahms and others, accompanied by pianist Conor Hanick. 3 p.m.

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    • 8 Mon

      • 8 Mon

        2:30 pm

        Art Lecture

        VIRTUAL VISITS: The Jewish Museum of New York. Established in 1947, the museum’s 26,000 piece collection includes paintings, sculpture and artifacts important to Jewish culture and history. The permanent collection includes works by James Tissot, Marc Chagall, Man Ray, Richard Avedon and Alfred Stieglitz. Take a seated tour with this illustrated lecture from Ines Powell. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. 2:30 p.m.

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      • 8 Mon

        7:00 pm

        Career Workshop

        BUILD YOUR MARKETING TOOLKIT: A FRAMEWORK FOR SMALL BUSINESSES & THE SELF-EMPLOYED with Kevin Stoner, Constant Contact Accredited Solutions Provider. This presentation will uncover the 4 Pillars of Marketing Success and show that a little bit of marketing knowledge can go a long way. Free but registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk or call 883-4400, Ext. 136. 7 p.m.

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      • 8 Mon

        7:30 pm

        Film

        “MILLION DOLLAR ARM” (2014-124 min.). Sports agent JB (Jon Hamm) stages an unconventional recruitment strategy to bring Indian cricket players to America to play major league baseball. Lake Bell, Alan Arkin, Bill Paxton and Aasif Mandvi co-star in this movie from screenwriter Thomas McCarthy and director Craig Gillespie. 7:30 p.m.

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    • 9 Tue

      • 9 Tue

        11:00 am

        Health Screening

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

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      • 9 Tue

        2:00 pm

        Chess

        CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. throughout the autumn.

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    • 10 Wed

      • 10 Wed

        7:30 pm

        Photography Workshop

        PCLI: The Photography Club of Long Island hosts its monthly program. A well-respected photographer will provide tips and tricks to help improve your picture taking abilities. The focus will be on holiday season photography. 7:30 p.m.

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      • 10 Wed

        7:30 pm

        Book Discussion

        BOOK DISCUSSION: The Lotus Eaters by Soli Tatjana, facilitated by Lee Fertitta. 7:30 p.m.

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    • 11 Thu

      • 11 Thu

        7:30 pm

        Film

        DIRECTOR’S CUT. Film expert John Bosco will screen and discuss Winter’s Tale (2014-118 min.). A burglar (Colin Farrell) falls in love with an heiress (Jessica Brown Findlay) as she dies in his arms. When he learns that he has the gift of reincarnation, he sets out to save her. Akiva Goldsman scripted and directed this adaptation of Mark Helprin’s novel. The cast also includes Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe, William Hurt and Eva Marie Saint. 7:30 p.m.

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    • 12 Fri

      • 12 Fri

        12:10 pm

        Sandwiched In

        SANDWICHED IN: Christmas Truce. Elizabeth Rowe’s father, a Scottish soldier in during World War I, took part in an unprecedented, now historic, “Christmas Truce” in the trenches of Northern France. Elizabeth will share this story, among others he told her, as she grew up “living with history.” 12:10 p.m.

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      • 12 Fri

        2:00 pm

        Scrabble

        SCRABBLE: Come and join us for a game!  In the Local History Center. Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m.

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      • 12 Fri

        7:30 pm

        Live Music

        LIVE@PWPL: Jill Sobule. The singer/songwriter will perform and sit for an interview with Randy Cohen. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. 7:30 p.m.

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    • 13 Sat

      • 13 Sat

        10:00 am

        Discussion Group

        NEXT CHAPTER. Join us for a discussion of current events. Bring your opinions! 10 a.m.

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      • 13 Sat

        10:00 am

        Career Workshop

        RESUME & COVER LETTER WORKSHOP with Karen McKenna. Small group resume and cover letter preparation workshop for job seekers. Free but registration is required. Sign up at the Reference Desk, or call 883-4400, Ext. 111. 10 a.m.

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      • 13 Sat

        1:00 pm

        Career Workshop

        USING LINKEDIN FOR YOUR JOB SEARCH with Karen McKenna. LinkedIn is the premier platform for professional social networking. Learn how to use LinkedIn to enhance your job search strategy by taking full advantage of its key features. Free but registration is required. Sign up at the Reference Desk, or call 883-4400, Ext. 111. 1 p.m.

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    • 16 Tue

      • 16 Tue

        2:00 pm

        Chess

        CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. throughout the autumn.

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    • 19 Fri

      • 19 Fri

        2:00 pm

        Scrabble

        SCRABBLE: Come and join us for a game!  In the Local History Center. Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m.

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    • 23 Tue

      • 23 Tue

        2:00 pm

        Chess

        CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. throughout the autumn.

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    • 26 Fri

      • 26 Fri

        2:00 pm

        Scrabble

        SCRABBLE: Come and join us for a game!  In the Local History Center. Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m.

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    • 30 Tue

      • 30 Tue

        2:00 pm

        Chess

        CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. throughout the autumn.

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