Upcoming Events

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, August 26

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

“The Virtuoso Performing Composer.” Pianist Kathleen Tagg performs music by some of the greatest composers for the piano, combining their music with stories about their lives to create a vibrant portrait of the artists, their lives and work.

Scrabble

Friday, August 26

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

FILM: SPOTLIGHT

Friday, August 26

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

SPOTLIGHT (2015-128 min.) Investigative reporters for The Boston Globe work to expose decades of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and cover-ups of the crimes by the Catholic Church. Tom McCarthy directed, from a screenplay he wrote with Josh Singer. Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery and Stanley Tucci star. Recommended for adults.

MAD DOGS & ENGLISHMEN

Monday, August 29

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Professor Val Franco concludes this series with The Guard (2011-96 min.). An Irish policeman (Brendan Gleeson) teams up with an American FBI agent (Don Cheadle) to catch drug smugglers. Writer/director John Michael McDonagh’s comedy is Ireland’s highest-grossing film of all time! Recommended for adults.

Chess

Tuesday, August 30

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

BLOOD DRIVE

Tuesday, August 30

2:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Twenty minutes can save a life! Walk-ins welcome, no registration is required.

Adult Coloring

Tuesday, August 30

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

It’s just like coloring for kids, but more complex—it’s  definitely  harder to stay in the lines. Meetings will be relaxed and informal; they’re great for stress relief and getting to know your neighbors.

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.

GREAT BOOKS

Wednesday, August 31

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Tom Jones by Henry Fielding.

FILM: DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL

Wednesday, August 31

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL (2015-102 min.) Minnie Goetze (Bel Powley), a teen cartoonist living in 1970s San Francisco, enters into an affair with thirty-something Monroe Rutherford (Alexander Skarsgard), who is already the boyfriend of her mother, Charlotte Worthington (Kristen Wiig). Director Marielle Heller adapted Phoebe Gloeckner’s graphic novel. Recommended for adults.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, September 2

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

45 Years (2015-95 min.). As Kate and Geoff (Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay) prepare to celebrate their forty-fifth wedding anniversary, their cozy life is disrupted by unexpected news. Andrew Haigh scripted and directed.

Scrabble

Friday, September 2

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

FILM

Friday, September 2

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“MILES AHEAD” (2016-100 min.). Director Don Cheadle also stars as jazz trumpeter Miles Davis, who joins up with wily reporter Dave Braden (Ewan McGregor) to recover a stolen tape of his latest compositions. Cheadle also scripted with Steven Baigelman. Recommended for adults.

YOGA

Tuesday, September 6

All Day

Registration begins today for a series of six classes on Wednesdays at 6 p.m., from October 12 through November 16. For all skill levels. Facilitated by Laurie Ahlemann.

Chess

Tuesday, September 6

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Adult Coloring

Tuesday, September 6

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

It’s just like coloring for kids, but more complex—it’s  definitely  harder to stay in the lines. Meetings will be relaxed and informal; they’re great for stress relief and getting to know your neighbors.

FORMING A SEARCH PARTY!

Wednesday, September 7

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In this multimedia presentation, Tony Traguardo will help you find the answers —or items—that you’re looking for in the library catalog, in popular online stores, and in some of the most-used online search engines.

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.

DIRECTOR’S CUT

Thursday, September 8

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Film expert John Bosco will screen and discuss The Lady in the Van (2015-104 min.). Alan Bennett’s screenplay is based on the true story of Miss Shepherd (Maggie Smith), a woman of uncertain origins who “temporarily” parks her van in Bennett’s (Alex Jennings) London driveway – for fifteen years! Nicholas Hytner directed.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, September 9

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

“Electing the President.” What were the founders thinking when they created the Electoral College? This lecture with James Coll will focus on the complex system designed to choose our nation’s Chief Executive—and whether it still needs to be so complicated. James Coll is an adjunct professor of American and Constitutional history at Hofstra University and the founder of ChangeNYS.org, a not-for-profit dedicated to non-partisan civic education and political reform in New York.

Scrabble

Friday, September 9

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

HARLEM

Friday, September 9

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Dr. Ronald J. Brown for the first in a series of four discussions focusing on Harlem, from its earliest days through the present. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

FILM

Friday, September 9

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“VALENTIN” (2002-83 min.). Valentin (Rodrigo Noya), an eight-year-old boy being raised by his grandmother (Carmen Maura) in Argentina, determines to solve his family’s many problems. Writer/director Alejandro Agresti also plays the role of El Padre. In Spanish with English subtitles.

Next Chapter

Saturday, September 10

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

ART RECEPTION

Saturday, September 10

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meet artist Aleksander Betko, whose work is on display in the Adler Gallery.

A WESTERN DOUBLE FEATURE

Sunday, September 11

1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Two classic westerns from sixty years ago. First, Man from Del Rio (1956-82 min.). Having killed some notorious outlaws, Mexican-American gunman David Robles (Anthony Quinn) is hired to replace the late sheriff of Mesa. After a brief intermission, Stranger at My Door (1956-85 min.). Minister Hollis Jarret (Macdonald Carey) welcomes desperado Clay Anderson (Skip Homeier) into his home, hoping to reform him. Hollis’ son takes a liking to Clay—and so does Hollis’ wife!

VIRTUAL VISITS

Monday, September 12

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Located in the Miracle Mile neighborhood of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the western U.S. The museum displays more than 150,000 works, spanning ancient times to the present. Join Ines Powell for this illustrated discussion. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

SOUNDSWAP

Monday, September 12

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“Hey, Hey, So They’re 50: Celebrating The Monkees.” A multimedia event, with live performances, celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of The Monkees.

Chess

Tuesday, September 13

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Adult Coloring

Tuesday, September 13

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

It’s just like coloring for kids, but more complex—it’s  definitely  harder to stay in the lines. Meetings will be relaxed and informal; they’re great for stress relief and getting to know your neighbors.

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.

MEDICAID SIGN-UP HELP

Wednesday, September 14

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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

FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION

Wednesday, September 14

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Best Boy by Eli Gottlieb. Todd Aaron is an autistic man living in a ‘therapeutic’ community, yearning to rebel against his everyday life and return home to a brother who might not want him back. Discussion led by Keith Klang. Books available at the Information Desk.

PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB OF LONG ISLAND

Wednesday, September 14

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

meeting.

NON-FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION

Thursday, September 15

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson. Think you know everything there is to know about the 1915 sinking of the Lusitania? Think again. Discussion led by Keith Klang. Books available at the Information Desk.

3rd THURSDAYS at 3

Thursday, September 15

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

“Historical Themes.” Join Marc Kopman, Adjunct Professor of Art History at LIU for this series of illustrated art lectures. Sponsored by Art Advisory Council

CAN HYPNOTHERAPY HELP?

Thursday, September 15

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Dr. William Reszelbach, a certified hypnotist, will speak about the practice and therapeutic uses of hypnosis, and its effects on the mind and body.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, September 16

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

“Mel Brooks: The Early Years.” He started out in the Catskills and went on to spectacular success in TV, movies and Broadway. Sal St. George, of Living History Productions, will focus on the early years of the iconic comedian, including his TV appearances, the 2,000 Year Old Man and more. Relive the madcap comedy of one of America’s foremost entertainers.

Scrabble

Friday, September 16

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

LIVE at PWPL

Friday, September 16

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Bell Bottom Blues Salutes Eric Clapton. A tribute to the guitar icon.

RESUMES AND COVER LETTERS

Saturday, September 17

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES

Saturday, September 17

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This small group workshop will provide tips on how to optimize your career search and increase your odds of finding successful employment. Sign up at the Reference Desk, or call 516-883-4400, ext. 111.

LIVE AT PWPL

Sunday, September 18

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Fast Lane gives you a peaceful, easy feeling with their tribute to the Eagles. Bring the family and relive the sound of the ‘70s.

AFTERNOON ON BROADWAY

Monday, September 19

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Oklahoma! Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical premiered in 1943 and ran for 2,242 performances, changing Broadway forever. It was the first musical to tell a story by fully integrating book, song and dance into a cohesive whole. Join Professor James Kolb for a multimedia discussion. Sponsored by Music Advisory Council

SOUNDSWAP

Monday, September 19

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Jeff Slate and his band perform. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

JOB SEARCH BOOT CAMP

Tuesday, September 20

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Registration begins today for the spring session. Sign up at the Information Desk or call 516-883-4400, ext. 136. The 8-week intensive workshop is designed to help participants obtain employment through networking. Boot Camp dates are October 11, 18 and 25 and November 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Made possible by a special New York State legislative grant received by Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel.

Chess

Tuesday, September 20

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Adult Coloring

Tuesday, September 20

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

It’s just like coloring for kids, but more complex—it’s  definitely  harder to stay in the lines. Meetings will be relaxed and informal; they’re great for stress relief and getting to know your neighbors.

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.

GREAT BOOKS

Wednesday, September 21

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

How Much Land Does a Man Need? by Leo Tolstoy.

FILM

Wednesday, September 21

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“DEMOLITION” (2016-101 min.). Successful investment banker Davis (Jake Gyllenhaal) begins to unravel after losing his wife in an accident, but his life is turned around by struggling single mother Karen (Naomi Watts) and her son Chris (Judah Lewis). Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club). Recommended for adults.

LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

Wednesday, September 21

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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

FILM

Thursday, September 22

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“EYE IN THE SKY” (2016-102 min.). British Colonel Katharine Powell (Helen Mirren) commands a mission to capture terrorists in Kenya. When she learns that the terrorists are planning a bombing, the mission changes from “capture” to “kill.” Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman and Jeremy Northam co-star in this thriller from director Gavin Hood. Recommended for adults.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, September 23

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

“The Evolution of Classical Music.” Follow the evolution of piano music through the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods as we enjoy prominent pieces by notable composers. Presenter Dan Lupo is a Long Island-based musician who has published over fifteen books on music and music theory.

Scrabble

Friday, September 23

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Library Will Close at 1 p.m.

Saturday, September 24

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

The library is open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in order to prepare for the Library Foundation Gala.

RÉMI GENIET

Sunday, September 25

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The pianist performs selections from Bach, Prokofiev and Beethoven.Sponsored by Music Advisory Council

ST. FRANCIS OUTREACH VAN

Monday, September 26

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free general health screenings. In the parking lot.

FILM

Monday, September 26

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“RACE” (2016-135 min.). Jesse Owens’s (Stephan James) quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy. Stephen Hopkins’s docudrama also stars Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons and William Hurt.

Chess

Tuesday, September 27

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Adult Coloring

Tuesday, September 27

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

It’s just like coloring for kids, but more complex—it’s  definitely  harder to stay in the lines. Meetings will be relaxed and informal; they’re great for stress relief and getting to know your neighbors.

CONVERSATIONS FROM MAIN ST.

Tuesday, September 27

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Screenagers. A film about growing up in the digital age, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A. This event is at Landmark on Main St.

MEET MICHAEL GROSS

Tuesday, September 27

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Focus: The Secret, Sexy, Sometimes Sordid World of Fashion Photographers. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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.

SOUNDSWAP

Wednesday, September 28

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“Nilsson Schmilsson.” A multimedia presentation by Tony Traguardo, featuring the music of Harry Nilsson.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, September 30

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

“The Route of Santiago de Compostela (Camino de Santiago).” Since the Middle Ages, the journey to the shrine of St. James the Great in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain has been one of the most important Christian pilgrimages. Ines Powell explores the route, which takes pilgrims on a journey through the history of Spain, experiencing architecture left by Romans, Visigoths and Muslims and witnessing an artistic evolution from Romanesque to Baroque and beyond. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Scrabble

Friday, September 30

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

FILM

Friday, September 30

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“I SAW THE LIGHT” (2015-123 min). Writer/director Marc Abraham tells the story of country-western singer Hank Williams (Tom Hiddleston), who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. Elizabeth Olsen and Bradley Whitford co-star. Recommended for adults.

Chess

Tuesday, October 4

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Adult Coloring

Tuesday, October 4

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

It’s just like coloring for kids, but more complex—it’s  definitely  harder to stay in the lines. Meetings will be relaxed and informal; they’re great for stress relief and getting to know your neighbors.

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!

Next Chapter

Saturday, October 8

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, October 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, October 11

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Adult Coloring

Tuesday, October 11

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

It’s just like coloring for kids, but more complex—it’s  definitely  harder to stay in the lines. Meetings will be relaxed and informal; they’re great for stress relief and getting to know your neighbors.

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!

Chess

Tuesday, October 18

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Adult Coloring

Tuesday, October 18

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

It’s just like coloring for kids, but more complex—it’s  definitely  harder to stay in the lines. Meetings will be relaxed and informal; they’re great for stress relief and getting to know your neighbors.

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!

Chess

Tuesday, October 25

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Adult Coloring

Tuesday, October 25

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

It’s just like coloring for kids, but more complex—it’s  definitely  harder to stay in the lines. Meetings will be relaxed and informal; they’re great for stress relief and getting to know your neighbors.

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!

Chess

Tuesday, November 1

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Adult Coloring

Tuesday, November 1

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

It’s just like coloring for kids, but more complex—it’s  definitely  harder to stay in the lines. Meetings will be relaxed and informal; they’re great for stress relief and getting to know your neighbors.

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!

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, November 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, November 8

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Adult Coloring

Tuesday, November 8

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

It’s just like coloring for kids, but more complex—it’s  definitely  harder to stay in the lines. Meetings will be relaxed and informal; they’re great for stress relief and getting to know your neighbors.

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!

Next Chapter

Saturday, November 12

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Chess

Tuesday, November 15

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Adult Coloring

Tuesday, November 15

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

It’s just like coloring for kids, but more complex—it’s  definitely  harder to stay in the lines. Meetings will be relaxed and informal; they’re great for stress relief and getting to know your neighbors.

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.