Upcoming Events

LIVE AT PWPL

Sunday, December 11

3:00 pm - 4:45 pm

The Cello-Quartet, featuring jazz guitarist Joshua Breakstone, accompanied by Mike Richmond on cello, Lisle Atkinson on bass and drummer Andy Watson.

VIRTUAL VISITS

Monday, December 12

2:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, opened in 1903, contains painting, sculpture, tapestry and decorative arts from Europe, Asia and America. Join Ines Powell for this illustrated lecture. After this month, Virtual Visits will go on hiatus until March. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

END OF THE YEAR FINANCIAL CHECKLIST

Monday, December 12

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Presented by Samuel J. Schiff, LUTCF. Sign up at the Information Desk, or call 516-883-4400, ext. 136.

FILM

Monday, December 12

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT” (1956-73 min.). Jack Palance stars as Harlan “Mountain” McClintock, a washed-up boxer who discovers that his manager, Maish (Keenan Wynn) has sold him out. Keenan’s father Ed Wynn portrays McClintock’s cut man, Army, and Kim Hunter plays sympathetic social worker Grace Carney. This live Playhouse 90 production was scripted by Rod Serling, who earned both an Emmy and a Peabody, and directed by Ralph Nelson, who won an Emmy. Presented by TV producer Bob Waldman.

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, December 13

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

Chess

Tuesday, December 13

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Adult Coloring

Tuesday, December 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.

FILM

Tuesday, December 13

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“THE DRIFTLESS AREA” (2015-96 min.). Bartender Pierre (Anton Yelchin) returns to his hometown after his parents die, and finds himself in a dangerous situation involving mysterious Stella (Zoe Deschanel) and violent criminal Shane (John Hawkes). Directed by Zachary Sluser.

MEDICAID SIGN-UP HELP

Wednesday, December 14

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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

FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION

Wednesday, December 14

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan. After two friends are killed by a bomb in a Dehli marketplace, a young man becomes entangled with a mysterious and charismatic activist. Discussion led by Keith Klang. Books available at the Information Desk.

NON-FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION

Thursday, December 15

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The Train to Crystal City by Jan Jarboe Russell. A dramatic account of a secret WWII-era American internment camp where prisoners were exchanged for other Americans behind enemy lines in Japan and Germany. Discussion led by Keith Klang. Books available at the Information Desk.

3rd THURSDAYS AT THREE

Thursday, December 15

3:00 pm - 4:45 pm

“Biblical Themes in Art.” Illustrated discussion with Marc Kopman. Sponsored by Art Advisory Council

A BOB DYLAN HOOT

Thursday, December 15

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

A hootenanny tribute to the Nobel laureate.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, December 16

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

“From Saint to Santa.” Through centuries of art, much of it now in East Coast museums, we’ll explore how a Turkish bishop evolved into one of Christianity’s most beloved saints. Then in American artwork we’ll see Nicholas change again—into Santa Claus. Join Dr. Michael Norris for this illustrated discussion. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

Scrabble

Friday, December 16

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

LIVE AT PWPL

Friday, December 16

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Hungrytown. A Vermont duo with timeless-sounding, original folk-based songs.

NEW YORK CLASSIC FILM CLUB

Sunday, December 18

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Dr. Dan Pompa selects influential films and invites speakers who have been directly affected by these movies. Today’s selection is Henry Koster’s holiday fantasy The Bishop’s Wife (1947-109 min.). An elegant angel (Cary Grant) comes down to earth to help a young bishop (David Niven), his wife (Loretta Young) and parishioners.

AFTERNOON ON BROADWAY

Monday, December 19

3:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Guys and Dolls (1950) remains one of the greatest musical comedies. Frank Loesser’s music and lyrics find a perfect match in Damon Runyon-esque characters and a New York City that only exists in fantasy. Professor James Kolb discusses the show and plays such unforgettable songs as “A Bushel and a Peck,” “Luck Be a Lady” and “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat.”

FILM

Monday, December 19

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“THE MAN IN THE FUNNY SUIT” (1960-60 min.). Ralph Nelson recreates the drama on the set of Requiem for a Heavyweight (1956) as Keenan Wynn tries to help his father, Ed Wynn, tackle his first dramatic role after decades of comedy. When Wynn Sr. flubs lines or loses his way, he falls back on old catch-phrases and jokes. As Requiem is an intense drama scheduled for live broadcast, this causes much worry among the cast. The Wynns, Nelson, Rod Serling and Red Skelton all play themselves in this installment of The Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, broadcast in 1960. TV producer Bob Waldman will discuss the program.

Chess

Tuesday, December 20

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Adult Coloring

Tuesday, December 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.

FILM

Tuesday, December 20

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, IRENE DUNNE! The actress, born this day in 1898, plays the title role in John Cromwell’s adaptation of Sinclair Lewis’s novel, Ann Vickers (1933-76 min.), about a woman who opts for self-fulfillment in social causes rather than use “women’s wiles” to snare a man.

GREAT BOOKS

Wednesday, December 21

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Ode 3.2 by Horace and Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen.

LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

Wednesday, December 21

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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

PRE-CODE HOLLYWOOD

Wednesday, December 21

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Philip Harwood will screen and discuss Night Nurse (1931-72 min.). Private nurse Barbara Stanwyck uncovers a criminal plot to starve a wealthy woman’s children to death. William A. Wellman directed. Ben Lyon, Joan Blondell and a young Clark Gable co-star.

FILM

Thursday, December 22

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“EAST SIDE SUSHI” (2015-106 min.). Latina single mom and expert home cook Juana (Diana Elizabeth Torres) lands a job doing food prep at a Japanese restaurant. To earn the respect of her bosses, she sets out to learn the art of sushi preparation. Anthony Lucero directed this inspiring movie.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, December 23

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

“The Best of Broadway: 1950s.” Rogers and Hammerstein created a template which, by the 1950s, served as the framework for most Broadway musicals. Marc Courtade will discuss South Pacific, The King and I, Kismet, Damn Yankees, My Fair Lady, The Music Man and more.

Scrabble

Friday, December 23

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

KEN TALVE TRIO

Friday, December 23

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Instrumentals with elements of jazz and rock, harmonically rich with catchy melodies.

HOLIDAY CLOSING

Saturday, December 24

All Day

We will be closed today for Christmas Eve.

HOLIDAY CLOSING

Sunday, December 25

All Day

We will be closed today for Christmas.

PRE-CODE HOLLYWOOD

Monday, December 26

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Philip Harwood will screen and discuss Mervyn LeRoy’s Three on a Match (1932-63 min.). Although Vivian Revere (Ann Dvorak) is seemingly the most successful of a trio of reunited schoolmates, she throws it all away for a life of debauchery. Joan Blondell, Bette Davis and Humphrey Bogart co-star.

Chess

Tuesday, December 27

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Adult Coloring

Tuesday, December 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.

FILM

Tuesday, December 27

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY” (2015-108 min.). Writer/director Matt Brown adapted Robert Kanigel’s book about pioneering Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel) and his friendship with his mentor, Professor G.H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons). Stephen Fry co-stars as Sir Francis Spring, and Jeremy Northam portrays Bertrand Russell.

DIGITAL PRIVACY BASICS

Wednesday, December 28

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Are you concerned about your digital privacy and how to safely surf the Internet? Which websites are trusted and which are not? Join James Hutter of the PWPL Computer Services department for a timely, one-hour seminar exploring basic techniques. Questions are encouraged!

FILM

Wednesday, December 28

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“ELVIS & NIXON” (2006-86 min.). Director Liza Johnson recreates a bizarre moment in American history, when Elvis Presley (Michael Shannon) paid a call to the White House to ask President Richard Nixon (Kevin Spacey) to deputize him in the war on drugs.

PORT WRITES

Wednesday, December 28

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Discuss your writing and how to get it published.

“FOREVER PLAID: PLAID TIDINGS”

Thursday, December 29

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Play Troupe of Port Washington presents the holiday-themed sequel to the doo-wop musical Forever Plaid.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, December 30

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

“They Work Hard For the Money.” Evelyn Silver, docent at the Nassau County Museum of Art, discusses art portraying men and women at work from the 1500s to the present. These works reflect the mores of their eras, and include Bruegel’s peasants, Thomas Hart Benton’s steel workers, Manet’s courtesan, Red Grooms’ taxi driver, Degas’ ballet dancers, and Norman Rockwell’s Rosie the Riveter.

Scrabble

Friday, December 30

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

PRE-CODE HOLLYWOOD

Friday, December 30

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Philip Harwood will screen and discuss The Mayor of Hell (1933-90 min.), in which gangster Patsy Gargan (James Cagney) takes over the management of a woefully run reform school for boys. Director Archie Mayo received an uncredited assist from Michael Curtiz.

HOLIDAY CLOSING

Saturday, December 31

All Day

We will be closed today for New Year’s Eve.

REMEMBERING DICK POWELL

Monday, January 2

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

We celebrate this delightful performer, who died on this day in 1963, with Roy Del Ruth’s comedy Thanks a Million (1935-86 min.). When a political candidate is too inebriated to give his campaign speech, the singer from his entertainment troupe gives it for him—and ends up as governor!

YOGA

Tuesday, January 3

9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Registration begins today for a series of six Wednesday classes, running February 8 through March 15 from 6 to 6:55 p.m. Facilitated by Donna Harrigan and open to all levels. The fee of $35 is due at registration. For Port Washington residents.

Chess

Tuesday, January 3

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

FILM MOVEMENT FESTIVAL

Tuesday, January 3

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

A series of indie features, foreign films and documentaries distributed by Film Movement. First, Zachary Treitz’s Men Go to Battle (2015-98 min.), a comedy about two brothers on opposite sides of the Civil War. Also, two brothers clash in the French-language short, Operation Commando (2016-21 min.).

GREAT BOOKS

Wednesday, January 4

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

For discussion: In Which the Story Pauses a Little by George Eliot and selections from The Decay of Lying by Oscar Wilde.

FILM MOVEMENT FESTIVAL

Wednesday, January 4

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Schneider vs. Bax (2016-96 min.). A Dutch hit-man takes on the killing of a reclusive author, only to discover that the job is a lot trickier than expected. Also, Matthias Sahli’s short House Arrest (2015-13 min.), about a relationship between a prisoner and his ankle monitor. Both films are subtitled.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, January 6

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

“Two Cartoonists.” Don Parker will discuss the work of Newsday political cartoonist Doug Marlette, who prided himself on being “an equal opportunity cartoonist,” and humorist James Thurber, who delighted audiences with his cartoons, short stories, plays and films.

Scrabble

Friday, January 6

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

FILM MOVEMENT FESTIVAL

Friday, January 6

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

My Love, Don’t Cross That River (2014-86 min.). Meet  a one-hundred-year-old Korean couple who have been inseparable for seventy-six years. This documentary from Moyoung Jin is Korea’s most successful independent film. Also, Ed & Pauline (2014-19 min.), about a movie theater founded by Ed Landberg and film critic Pauline Kael.

FILM MOVEMENT FESTIVAL

Sunday, January 8

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Theeb (2014-100 min.). The lives of desert-dwelling Bedouin brothers are interrupted by the arrival of a British army officer (Jack Fox) seeking a guide to lead him through dangerous territory. Naji Abu Nowar directed this Jordanian production. Also, a teen wanders through post-war Beirut in Ely Dagher’s animated short, Waves ‘98 (2015-15 min.). Both films are subtitled.

FILM MOVEMENT FESTIVAL

Monday, January 9

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Justin Lerner’s The Automatic Hate (2015-97 min.). When Davis Green’s (Joseph Cross) young cousin appears on his doorstep one night, he discovers that a side of his family has been kept secret from him. Against his father’s wishes, he travels to upstate New York to meet his other cousins. Also, Eva Riley’s short, Patriot (2015-15 min.), about racial tensions in a British town.

TAI CHI

Tuesday, January 10

9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Registration begins today for a series of eight Thursday classes, running February 2 through March 30 from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. (there is no class on February 23). The fee of $20 is due at registration. For Port Washington residents. HAC

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, January 10

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

Chess

Tuesday, January 10

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

MEDICAID SIGN-UP HELP

Wednesday, January 11

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

MEDICAID SIGN-UP HELP. Free, walk-in assistance from the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council.

FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION

Wednesday, January 11

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley. The stories of ten wealthy victims of a plane crash intertwine when circumstances surrounding the crash point to a conspiracy. Led by Michelle Karnsomtob. Copies available at the Information Desk.

DIRECTOR’S CUT

Thursday, January 12

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

John Bosco will screen and discuss Rebecca Miller’s comedy Maggie’s Plan (2015-99 min.). Maggie (Greta Gerwig) decides to have a baby on her own, but she falls in love with a professor (Ethan Hawke), wrecking his volatile marriage.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, January 13

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

“The Art of Hieronymus Bosch.” Bizarre, perverse and gleeful, Bosch’s work was the product of an unparalleled imagination. Metropolitan Museum of Art docent Vivian Gordon will examine his surreal scenes, filled with diabolical hybrid creatures, fantastic objects and machines, and strange architecture.

Scrabble

Friday, January 13

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

FILM MOVEMENT FESTIVAL

Friday, January 13

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Mad Tiger (2015-82 min.). Michael Haertlein and Jonathan Yi’s documentary captures what happens when Japanese musician Kengo Hioki (a.k.a. Yellow) informs his longtime bandmate and friend Kotaro Tsukada (a.k.a. Red) that he is leaving their band, Peelander-Z. This screening includes two music videos: “So Many Mike” and “Ninja-High Schooool.” Subtitled.

Next Chapter

Saturday, January 14

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

RESUMES AND COVER LETTERS

Saturday, January 14

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

A small group workshop presented by career counselor Karen McKenna. Sign up at the Reference Desk, or call 516-883-4400, ext. 111.

USING LINKEDIN FOR YOUR JOB SEARCH

Saturday, January 14

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn to use the business and employment-oriented social networking service. Presented by career counselor Karen McKenna. Sign up at the Reference Desk, or call 516-883-4400, ext. 111.

LIVE AT PWPL

Sunday, January 15

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Beyond Fab celebrate the music of The Beatles and their 1960s contemporaries with a fun, energetic performance.

AFTERNOON ON BROADWAY

Monday, January 16

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Although Gypsy failed to win a Tony, it is now considered one of the all-time great musicals. Prof. James Kolb will discuss the show’s enduring success and the many actors who have played the iconic role of Mama Rose. MAC

Chess

Tuesday, January 17

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

FILM MOVEMENT FESTIVAL

Tuesday, January 17

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Second Coming (2014-105 min.). Busy working parents Mark (Idris Elba) and Jackie (Nadiine Marshall) have not been intimate in months, so it comes as a shock when Jackie discovers she is pregnant. Debbie Tucker Green directed this British drama. Also, the new kid in town tempts four youngsters in Jess dela Merced’s short, Wait ‘Til the Wolves Make Nice (2015-10 min.).

GREAT BOOKS

Wednesday, January 18

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

 

For discussion: Equality, Value and Merit by Freidrich A. Hayek and selections from Liberalism by Richard Dworkin.

LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

Wednesday, January 18

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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

NON-FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION

Thursday, January 19

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The Road to Character: The Humble Journey to an Excellent Life by David Brooks. The New York Times columnist evaluates America’s transition to a culture that values self-promotion over humility. Led by Keith Klang. Copies are available at the Information Desk.

3RD THURSDAYS AT 3

Thursday, January 19

3:00 pm - 4:45 pm

will not be meeting this month. The series will resume on February 16.

FILM MOVEMENT FESTIVAL

Thursday, January 19

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Shim Sung-bo’s Sea Fog (a.k.a. Haemoo) (2014-111 min.). A fishing boat captain takes on a dangerous commission to smuggle a group of illegal immigrants from China to Korea. Subtitled. Also, Minha Kim’s animated short from Britain, Sea Child (2015-7 min.).

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, January 20

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

“Sagamore Hill.” When Theodore Roosevelt returned to Oyster Bay, he and second wife Edith made Sagamore Hill a home for their growing family, and it became the summer White House during Roosevelt’s presidency. Presenter Bill Bleyer is an author and former staff writer for Newsday. Made possible by the Friends of the Library. 

Scrabble

Friday, January 20

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

FILM

Friday, January 20

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“MAN UP” (2014-89 min.). Nancy (Lake Bell) meets Jack (Simon Pegg) when, on a whim, she takes the place of his blind date. As the two spend the evening strolling around London and falling in love, Nancy must find an opportunity to reveal her true identity. A charming romantic comedy from Ben Palmer.

ANNUAL JEAN RITCHIE FOLK CONCERT

Sunday, January 22

3:00 pm - 4:45 pm

“Lonesome Traveler.” Ira Perlman and Denise Romas present a musical narrative featuring songs by Lee Hays, Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie. Sponsored by the Music Advisory Council

AARP TAX HELP

Monday, January 23

All Day

Registration begins today for individual sessions. Appointments are available every Tuesday from February 7 through April 11, between 9:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Register in-person at the Research Desk or call 516-883-4400, ext. 111. These sessions are offered courtesy of AARP—there are no age or membership requirements. For Port Washington residents only.

RETIREMENT INVESTMENTS/ANNUITIES: 2017

Monday, January 23

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Explore upcoming changes and how they may affect you. Presented by Samuel J. Schiff, LUTCF. Sign up at the Information Desk, or call 516-883-4400, ext. 136.

Chess

Tuesday, January 24

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

GEORGE VECSEY HOSTS SPORTS TRIVIA

Wednesday, January 25

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

 

Randy Cohen interviews New York Times sports writer George Vecsey for PersonPlaceThing, followed by a sports trivia session. Made possible by the Friends of the Library.

PORT WRITES.

Wednesday, January 25

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Discuss your work and how to get it published.

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND LONG ISLAND SOUND

Thursday, January 26

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Sarah Deonarine, Executive Director of the Manhasset Bay Protection Committee, will join Eric Swenson, Executive Director of the Hempstead Harbor Protection Committee, to discuss the current status of our waterways.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, January 27

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

“One Hundred Years of Photography: Ansel Adams and the Great Photographers of the Twentieth Century.” Join Phyllis Goodfriend for a discussion of the current exhibit at the Nassau County Museum of Art. The work of Ansel Adams will be examined, as well as his influence and interactions with such photographers as Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Curtis, Dorothea Lange and Edward Weston.

Scrabble

Friday, January 27

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

FILM MOVEMENT FESTIVAL

Friday, January 27

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Mélanie Laurent’s Breathe (2014-91 min.). Charlie (Joséphine Japy) is an average French suburban teenager, but when she becomes fast friends with the rebellious new girl at school, she discovers there’s nothing average about how she feels. Also, Bonne Espérance (Good Hope) (2013-19 min.), about a social worker and a teen runaway. Both films are subtitled.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, W.C. FIELDS!

Sunday, January 29

1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

We honor the ornery comic actor, born this day in 1880, with three of his classic films. Francis Martin’s Tillie and Gus (1933-58 min.) teams Fields with Alison Skipworth as professional cardsharps hoping to nab an inheritance. After a brief intermission, Erle C. Kenton’s You’re Telling Me! (1934-64 min.) presents W.C. as a hard-drinking, socially-awkward inventor who inadvertently threatens his daughter’s chances of marriage. After another brief break, we conclude with Norman Z. McLeod’s It’s a Gift (1934-69 min.). Fields plays a New Jersey grocer who determines to move to California to grow oranges, despite objections from his wife.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FDR!

Monday, January 30

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We celebrate our 32nd president, born on this day in 1882, with a screening of Vincent J. Donehue’s Sunrise at Campobello (1960-143 min.). Screenwriter Dore Schary adapted his stage play, in which 39-year-old Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Ralph Bellamy) is stricken with polio while vacationing at Campobello Island, New Brunswick in 1921. With the help of his family and colleagues, Roosevelt is able to pursue his dreams. Note the early start time: 7 p.m.

Chess

Tuesday, January 31

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

FILM MOVEMENT FESTIVAL

Tuesday, January 31

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Conclusion: Dennis Bots’ Secrets of War (a.k.a. Oorlogsgeheimen) (2014-95 min.). In Holland during WWII, the friendship between two boys is imperilled when a girl tells a very personal secret to only one of them. Subtitled. Also, Kate Tsang’s So You’ve Grown Attached (2014-15 min.), in which an imaginary friend is forced into retirement when his creator grows up.

Scrabble

Friday, February 3

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Chess

Tuesday, February 7

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Scrabble

Friday, February 10

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Next Chapter

Saturday, February 11

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, February 14

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

Chess

Tuesday, February 14

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Scrabble

Friday, February 17

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!