Upcoming Events

Chess

Tuesday, June 28

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Adult Coloring

Tuesday, June 28

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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 sessions will be relaxed and informal; they’re great for stress relief and getting to know your neighbors.

FILM

Tuesday, June 28

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“STONEWALL” (2015-129 min.) On this day in 1969, the Stonewall Riots—a clash between Greenwich Village bar patrons and the police—kicked off the gay rights movement in America. This movie from screenwriter Jon Robin Baitz and director Roland Emmerich centers on the fictional character Danny Winters, a young Midwesterner who arrives in NYC and finds a spiritual home at the Stonewall Inn. Recommended for adults.

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.

TAI CHI REGISTRATION

Friday, July 1

9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Begins July 1 for 7 classes on Thursdays @ 12:45 pm,  starting July 7 through August 18.  Fee of $20 due at registration.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, July 1

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

THE BIG NIGHT (1996, 1 hr. 49 mins.) A failing Italian restaurant run by two brothers gambles on one special night to try to save the business. Starring Stanley Tucci and Tony Shalhoub.

SCRABBLE

Friday, July 1

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for a game! Fridays in July. 2 to 5 p.m.

FILM

Friday, July 1

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY, OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND! Born on July 1, 1916, Olivia De Havilland is a living reminder of Hollywood’s golden age. Tonight we honor her with a screening of Princess O’Rourke (1943-94 min.), in which pilot Eddie O’Rourke (Robert Cummings) falls in love with Mary Williams (Olivia), believing her to be a maid, little suspecting that she’s actually a princess. Look for another De Havilland screening on July 11!

Chess

Tuesday, July 5

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

ADULT COLORING

Tuesday, July 5

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Tuesdays July 5, 12, 19 and 26. It’s just like coloring for kids, but more complex—it’s definitely harder to stay in the lines. Meetups are relaxed and informal; they’re great for stress relief and getting to know your neighbors. 7 to 8:30 p.m.

TOP TECH TOOLS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY WORKPLACE

Tuesday, July 5

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In this informative workshop, Ellen Williams will teach you about current trends and tools in workplace technology, and how they affect business processes. Sign up at the Information Desk, or call 516-883-4400, ext. 136.

FILM

Tuesday, July 5

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“MARIE’S STORY” (2008-102 min.). Born blind and deaf, Marie Heurtin (Ariana Rivoire) learns how to express herself from her teacher, Sister Marguerite (Isabelle Carré). Director Jean-Pierre Ameris scripted with Philippe Blasband. Also, a blind mother spies on her son in writer/director Navid Azad’s short, Motherly (Maadaraaneh) (2013-13 min.). Both movies are subtitled.

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.

FILM

Wednesday, July 6

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“ADRIFT” (A Deriva) (2008-102 min.). Teenager Filipa is summering with her parents on the idyllic southeast coast of Brazil. Learning of her father’s affair with young American Angela (Camilla Belle) is only the first of many bitter lessons Filipa will learn on the road to adulthood. Director Heitor Dhalia scripted with Vera Egito. In Portuguese with English subtitles. Recommended for adults.

LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

Wednesday, July 6

All Day

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

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, July 8

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

“FRAUD.”Elizabeth Hansen, a representative from the U.S. Postal Service, will inform you how to protect yourself against the many fraud schemes that appear in your mailbox.

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.

NEXT CHAPTER

Saturday, July 9

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join in a discussion of current events. Bring your opinions! 10 a.m. to noon

VIRTUAL VISITS

Monday, July 11

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Declared at his death to be “first in peace, first in war, and first in the hearts of his countrymen,” George Washington was revered during his lifetime. Through works at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Princeton University Art Museum and the Zimmerli Art Museum of Rutgers, explore how his peers saw him and how his country remembered him. Join Michael Norris for this illustrated discussion. Sponsored by FOL

THE CENTENNIALS: KIRK DOUGLAS

Monday, July 11

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Film historian Philip Harwood honors celebrities born in the year 1916 with screenings of their classic films. He begins with Kirk Douglas, born on December 9, 1916, and who is still going strong at age 99, with a screening of Vincent Minnelli’s Technicolor ode to painter Vincent Van Gogh, Lust for Life (1956-122 min.).

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, July 12

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 12

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2:00 to 4:00 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.

MEDICAID SIGN-UP HELP

Wednesday, July 13

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, July 15

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

“Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible.” Metropolitan Museum of Art docent Vivian Gordon discusses the inaugural show at the Met Breuer. Visitors to the exhibition can examine the question of when a work of art is finished by looking closely at works from The Met’s collection, from Renaissance to contemporary art.

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.

FILM

Friday, July 15

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“BROOKLYN” (2015-111 min.). Irish immigrant Eilis Lacey (Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan) lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local lad, Tony (Emory Cohen). When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries. Nick Hornby scripted, from Colm Toibin’s novel, for director John Crowley.

AFTERNOON ON BROADWAY

Monday, July 18

3:00 pm - 4:45 pm

“Merman & Martin: Broadway’s Leading Ladies.” For decades, Ethel Merman and Mary Martin were fixtures of the Broadway musical. All of the major composers wrote shows for them, including Gershwin, Porter and Rodgers and Hammerstein. Neither had major successes in Hollywood, but both dominated the Broadway stage. Marc Courtade will examine their lives and careers, with plenty of music from their legendary shows. Sponsored by Music Advisory Council

OLYMPIC BOOK DISCUSSION

Monday, July 18

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In celebration of the 2016 Summer Olympics and the 80th anniversary of the Gold Medal winning men’s crew team, we will discuss The Boys in the Boat by Dan Brown. Discussion led by Keith Klang. Books available at the Information Desk.

THE CENTENNIALS: OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND

Monday, July 18

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Film historian Philip Harwood celebrates the career of Olivia De Havilland, who was born on July 1, 1916, with a screening of The Snake Pit (1948-108 min.). Robert Cunningham (Mark Stevens) places his disturbed wife Virginia (Olivia) in a hellish mental institution, where a compassionate doctor (Leo Genn) helps her face her troubling secrets. Frank Partos and Millen Brand scripted, from Mary Jane Ward’s novel, for director Anatole Litvak.

Chess

Tuesday, July 19

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2:00 to 4:00 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.

FILM

Wednesday, July 20

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“THE MAN WHO BROKE THE BANK AT MONTE CARLO” (1935-67 min.).Dapper mystery man Paul Gallard (Ronald Colman) arrives in Monte Carlo and swiftly breaks the bank at the baccarat table. Helen Berkeley (Joan Bennett) is a mystery woman sent to Paris to lure Paul back to Monte Carlo. Howard Ellis Smith and Nunnally Johnson scripted this sparkling comedy for director Stephen Roberts.

3RD THURSDAYS @ 3

Thursday, July 21

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

“Great Themes in European Paining: The Nude.” Marc Kopman, Adjunct Professor of Art History at LIU Post, discusses how popular artistic subjects evolved over time, examining works that range from the early Renaissance to the early 20th century. Sponsored by AAC

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, July 22

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

“Old Bethpage Village Restoration.” This recreation of a mid-19th-century American village includes homes, farms and businesses. It opened in 1970 with dozens of historic structures that were saved from demolition, and features costumed actors providing demonstrations and discussions of 19th century life. Join Tim Van Wickler and Emily Werner, of the Nassau County Department of Recreation, for an introduction to this Long Island treasure.

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.

SOUNDSWAP

Friday, July 22

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“The THE BAND Band.” While iconic roots rock group The Band may be long gone from the stage, The THE BAND Band is keeping their sound and spirit alive and well with authentic, true-to-form renditions of the group’s legendary repertoire. Made possible by The Friends of the Library.

THE CENTENNIALS: GREGORY PECK

Monday, July 25

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Film historian Philip Harwood will discuss the life and career of Gregory Peck (1916-2003) with a screening of To Kill a Mockingbird (1962-130 min.). Peck won an Oscar playing Southern lawyer Atticus Finch, who tries to be a good father as he prepares to defend a black field hand accused of rape. Horton Foote adapted Harper Lee’s novel for director Robert Mulligan.

Chess

Tuesday, July 26

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2:00 to 4:00 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.

FAMILY FILM

Wednesday, July 27

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Goosebumps (2015-103 min.-rated PG). Teenager Zach (Dylan Minnette) teams up with Hannah (Odeya Rush), the daughter of young adult horror author R. L. Stine (Jack Black) to prevent demons from the writer’s imagination from taking over the town of Madison, Delaware. Darren Lemke scripted for director Rob Letterman.

PORT WRITES

Wednesday, July 27

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On the 4th Wednesday of every month, discuss your work and how to get it published. Note there is no meeting in August.

FILM

Thursday, July 28

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“THE REVENANT” (2015-156 min.). Hugh Glass (Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio), a guide on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s, fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by his team. Director Alejandro G. Inarritu (Birdman) scripted with Mark L. Smith, from Michaell Punke’s novel. Recommended for adults.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, July 29

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

“Mop Tops No More! The Beatles’ Final Tour and the Expansion of Pop Music’s Horizons.” Fifty years ago this summer, the most popular group in the world stopped performing before live audiences. This led to a new era in studio experimentation that would push popular music into areas that had been unimaginable just a few years earlier. Tony Traguardo will discuss this monumental shift and feature rarely seen performance footage and studio session recordings.

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.

THE CENTENNNIALS: PETER FINCH

Friday, July 29

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Film expert Philip Harwood will discuss the life and career of the actor (1916-77) with a screening of Sidney Lumet’s Network (1976-121 min.). Finch won a posthumous Academy Award for his portrayal of Howard Beale, a suicidal newscaster who becomes a media hero. Co-stars Faye Dunaway and Beatrice Straight also won Oscars, as did screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky.

Chess

Tuesday, August 2

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2:00 to 4:00 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

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2:00 to 4:00 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

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2:00 to 4:00 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

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2:00 to 4:00 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

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2:00 to 4:00 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

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2:00 to 4:00 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.

Scrabble

Friday, September 9

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 13

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

TechDesk

Wednesday, September 14

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 16

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 20

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

TechDesk

Wednesday, September 21

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 23

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 27

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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.

Scrabble

Friday, September 30

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, October 4

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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.

Scrabble

Friday, October 7

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, October 11

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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.

Scrabble

Friday, October 14

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, October 18

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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.

Scrabble

Friday, October 21

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, October 25

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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.

Scrabble

Friday, October 28

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, November 1

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, November 8

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, November 15

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, November 22

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, November 29

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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.