Upcoming Events

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

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

FILM

Tuesday, May 31

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

THE GIFT (2015-109 min.) 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.

GREAT BOOKS

Wednesday, June 1

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A planning session for next season.

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.

HEALTHY SLEEP: SLEEP WELL, AGE WELL

Wednesday, June 1

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Behavioral sleep psychologist Dr. Saul Rothenberg of the Katz Institute for Women’s Health at Northwell Health will look at the importance of a good night’s sleep to overall health, and provide tips for good sleep habits. Staff from the Katz Institute will be available before and after the presentation to answer questions. Sponsored by the Health Advisory Council and the Friends of the Library.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, June 3

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

“The 2016 Presidential Election…So Far.” Few election cycles have been as exciting and unpredictable as the current contest. In this non-partisan discussion, Professor James Coll will analyze some points of interest that have been raised and others that have been largely ignored to get a clearer sense of the road to the White House in 2016.

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.

SOUNDSWAP

Friday, June 3

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

THE NIELDS. A folk duo with sibling harmonies. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

BOAT TOUR REGISTRATION

Saturday, June 4

9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Sign up at the Library, beginning today at 9 a.m. This summer’s Manhasset Bay tours will take place on Thursday, June 9 at 7 p.m., Sunday, June 12 at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, June 18 at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, June 30 at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 14 at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 16 at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, July 30 at 9:30 a.m., and Sunday, July 31 at 11:30 a.m. A $10 fee per person (check or cash) will be collected at the time of registration. Proof of residency is required for the person registering. There is a limit of four spots per registrant, and you may only sign up for one tour.

ART RECEPTION

Saturday, June 4

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meet Ginger Balizer-Hendler, whose work is on display this month in the Adler Gallery.

NEW YORK CLASSIC FILM CLUB

Sunday, June 5

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dr. Dan Pompa selects influential films and invites speakers to lead after-screening discussions. Today’s selection is Gregory La Cava’s comedy classic My Man Godfrey (1936-90 min.). A zany society girl (Carole Lombard) hires a tramp (William Powell) as a butler, only to discover that he is richer than she. 2 p.m.

TECHDESK

Monday, June 6

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A special session for one-on-one instruction in using OverDrive and hoopla. These free library services let you access e-books, audiobooks, music and more. Bring your mobile devices and passwords!

RED SKELTON WHISTLING TRILOGY

Monday, June 6

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Whistling in the Dark (1941-78 min.). Radio crime show host Wally “The Fox” Benton (Red Skelton) is kidnapped by a larcenous cult who demand that he help them plan a perfect murder. A comedy from director S. Sylvan Simon. Look for the Whistler sequels on June 20 and 27.

EXERCISE OVER 50 LOTTERY

Tuesday, June 7

9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Deposit your check or money order for $30 in the box at the Information Desk beginning today at 9 a.m. and ending June 21 at 5 p.m. Nicole Asselta will lead sessions on Tuesdays at 9 a.m and Thursdays at 9 a.m. Tuesday classes run from July 5 through August 30. Thursday classes run from July 7 through September 9 (no classes on August 9 and August 11). Please write which class you are interested in and your phone number on the check. If interested in taking both, submit a separate check for each class.  Results will available at the Information Desk beginning June 23. Checks not drawn will be returned.

YOGA

Tuesday, June 7

9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Registration begins today at 9 a.m. for six Wednesday sessions beginning July 13 and ending August 17. Classes facilitated by Laurie Ahlemann, who will accommodate all levels. The fee of $35 is due at registration.

Chess

Tuesday, June 7

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

MEDICAID SIGN-UP HELP

Wednesday, June 8

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Free, walk-in assistance from Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council.

FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION

Wednesday, June 8

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Children Act by Ian McEwan. A London judge presides over a case involving parents whose faith forbids them from having a life-saving procedure performed on their son. Discussion led by Keith Klang. Books available at the Information Desk.

DIRECTOR’S CUT

Thursday, June 9

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Film expert John Bosco will screen and discuss writer/director Woody Allen’s Irrational Man (2015-95 min.), in which a tormented philosophy professor (Joaquin Phoenix) finds a will to live when he commits an existential act. Recommended for adults.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, June 10

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

“Gian Lorenzo Bernini.” Ines Powell leads a discussion of Bernini (1598–1680), the leading Italian sculptor of the 17th century and an important architect as well. His projects helped establish the dramatic vocabulary of the Baroque era. His naturalistic sculpture is characterized by drama, tension and attention to textural effects.

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.

GREAT STREETS OF NYC

Friday, June 10

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

“42nd Street.” Prof. Ronald Brown leads a virtual stroll down this street of monumental structures, including the Croton Reservoir, New York Public Library, Chrysler Building, Port Authority, and the United Nations. The final installment in a four-part series. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

FILM

Friday, June 10

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

THE DANISH GIRL” (2015-120 min.) Artist Gerda Wegener (Oscar nominee Alicia Vikander) must come to terms with her husband Einar’s (Oscar nominee Eddie Redmayne) transformation into a woman. Tom Hooper’s film was based on David Ebershoff’s fact-inspired novel. Recommended for adults.

NEXT CHAPTER

Saturday, June 11

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join a discussion of current events. Bring your opinions!

LONG ISLAND SOUND SWING BAND

Sunday, June 12

3:00 pm - 4:45 pm

A rousing tribute to Charlie Fertitta.

VIRTUAL VISITS

Monday, June 13

2:30 pm - 4:45 pm

“The J. Paul Getty Museum, Part 3.” The final installment in this three part series with Ines Powell will examine the ancient art in the Getty Villa. The collection includes 44,000 antiquities, dating from 6,500 BC to 400 AD. The Greek sculpture of the Victorious Youth and the Roman statues of the Lansdowne Heracles are among the collection’s many highlights. Sponsored by Friends of the Library

TECHDESK

Monday, June 13

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A special session for one-on-one instruction in using OverDrive and hoopla. These free library services let you access e-books, audiobooks, music and more. Bring your mobile devices and passwords!

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, June 14

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free blood pressure screening conducted by St. Francis Hospital.

MEMORY SCREENINGS

Tuesday, June 14

12:00 pm

Presented by Senator Jack M. Martins and the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. The screening consists of a series of questions to gauge memory, language and thinking skills. It takes approximately 10 minutes and is confidential. Participants will be provided with results on-site. Results are not a diagnosis, but may suggest the need for further evaluation. There is no fee, but appointments must be made by calling Senator Martins’ office at 516-746-5924.

Chess

Tuesday, June 14

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

MEET LAUREN BELFER

Tuesday, June 14

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The author will discuss And After the Fire. Refreshments will be served.  Books will be available for purchase and signing.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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.

LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

Wednesday, June 15

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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

NON-FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION

Thursday, June 16

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

How to Live, Or a Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer by Sarah Bakewell. Michel de Montaigne was a preeminent Renaissance writer and thinker who asked the hard questions: How do you live? How do you do the right thing while also feeling happy? Bakewell examines Montaigne’s life and philosophy in this unusual biography. Discussion led by Keith Klang. Books available at the Information Desk.

3RD THURSDAYS AT 3

Thursday, June 16

3:00 pm

This month only will take place on 4th Thursday: See June 23.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, June 17

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Professor James Kolb examines Carmina Burana. Derived from bawdy Medieval poems, Carmina Burana is the best-known work of 20th century German composer Carl Orff. It was the first of three Orff cantatas that concerned themselves with love.

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.

LIVE AT PWPL

Friday, June 17

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“A Tribute to Vin Roddie.” Pianist Ken Kresge celebrates the work of the local composer/performer.

ALTERNATIVE CAREERS FOR TEACHERS

Saturday, June 18

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Explore career options that take advantage of teachers’ skills, interests, education and experience. Sign up at the Reference Desk, or call 516-883-4400 ext. 111.

RESUME AND COVER LETTER WORKSHOP

Saturday, June 18

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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

FILM

Sunday, June 19

2:00 pm - 4:45 pm

CRIMSON PEAK (2015-119 min.) In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to Crimson Peak, a house that breathes, bleeds—and remembers. Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain and Tom Hiddleston star in this Gothic chiller from Guillermo Del Toro. Recommended for adults.

AFTERNOON AT THE OPERA

Monday, June 20

3:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Iolanta. Blind from birth, Princess Iolanta is kept isolated. Her father, the King, finds a Moorish physician who claims he can cure her. Join Professor James Kolb for this audiovisual discussion. Beginning July 18, this series will become Afternoon on Broadway, focusing on musical theater.

RED SKELTON WHISTLING TRILOGY

Monday, June 20

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Whistling in Dixie (1942-74 min.). Radio sleuth Wally “The Fox” Benton (Red Skelton) forgoes his honeymoon to help his wife’s old friend solve a murder and hunt for Civil War gold inside a spooky mansion and an old fort. The second comedy in the series.

Chess

Tuesday, June 21

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 21

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

June 21 and 28. 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.

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.

PORT WRITES

Wednesday, June 22

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On the 4th Wednesday of every month, discuss your work and how to get it published.

3RD THURSDAYS at 3

Thursday, June 23

3:00 pm

This month only will take place on 4th Thursday. “Great Themes in European Paintings.” Part 3 of 3. Marc Kopman, Adjunct Professor of Art History, LIU Post, will examine works from the Renaissance through the early 20th century.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, June 24

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

“Painting the Modern Garden.” Metropolitan Museum of Art docent Vivian Gordon will discuss the garden as a theme in later European painting. Monet’s garden at Giverny was planted as a subject for his art. His interest in gardens inspired work by other Impressionists including Renoir and Pissarro, post-Impressionists such as Van Gogh, and early 20th century modernists such as Matisse and Bonnard.

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.

FILM

Friday, June 24

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII: THE FORCE AWAKENS (2015-136 min.) 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, Oscar Isaac—and some old friends.

SUNDAY CLOSINGS

Sunday, June 26

All Day

Beginning today, we will be closed on Sundays through Labor Day weekend. Sunday hours (1 to 5 p.m.) will resume on September 11.

RED SKELTON WHISTLING TRILOGY

Monday, June 27

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Whistling in Brooklyn (1943-87 min.). Radio crime show host Wally “The Fox” Benton (Red Skelton) hunts down a serial murderer, only to find himself suspected of the crimes. The third comedy in the series.

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.

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.

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

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

2:00 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.

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

2:00 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.

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

2:00 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.

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

2:00 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.