Upcoming Events

Chess

Tuesday, June 27

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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FILM

Tuesday, June 27

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“NOCTURNAL ANIMALS” (2016-116 min.). Art gallery owner Susan Morrow (Amy Adams) is haunted by a book written by her ex-husband Edward Sheffield (Jake Gyllenhaal), a violent thriller she interprets as a symbolic revenge tale. Fashion designer Tom Ford scripted, produced and directed this brooding adaptation of Austin Wright’s novel. NOTE EARLY START TIME 7 P.M.

REMEMBERING LANA TURNER

Thursday, June 29

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The glamorous actress, who passed away this day in 1995, stars in Week-end at the Waldorf (1945-130 min.). Characters whose lives intersect at New York’s landmark hotel include an ailing soldier (Van Johnson) hoping to romance an ambitious stenographer (Lana), and a glamorous movie star (Ginger Rogers) who mistakes a world-weary war correspondent (Walter Pidgeon) for a jewel thief. The screenplay by Sam and Bella Spewack and Guy Bolton was inspired by Vicki Baum’s Grand Hotel. Robert Z. Leonard directed. NOTE EARLY START TIME 7 P.M.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, June 30

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

“The Police and the Constitution in America Today.” Throughout American history, our legal system has struggled with the balance between individual liberty and public safety. Professor James Coll will illustrate how founding-era ideals have been applied to the evolving powers and limitations of the police in modern society.

Scrabble

Friday, June 30

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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FILM

Friday, June 30

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“PATERSON” (2016-119 min.). This tender drama from writer/director Jim Jarmusch focuses on the daily life of a poet named Paterson (Adam Driver), who coincidentally drives a bus in Paterson, New Jersey. NOTE EARLY START TIME 7 P.M.

ADULT SUMMER READING CLUB

Saturday, July 1

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

There will be giveaways, activities and events. Register beginning today at the Information Desk or at pwpl.org.

METS GAME

Saturday, July 1

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration begins today for a Sunday, July 16 trip to Citi Field, for grandparents with grandchildren entering grades four through twelve. The bus will leave the Library promptly at 11 a.m. Made possible by the Tepper Intergenerational Fund of the Library Foundation and the Mets Baseball Organization. Register at the Information Desk. Priority will be given to first-time participants.

THE CENTENNIALS

Monday, July 3

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Film historian Philip Harwood discusses Ernest Borgnine and screens Marty (1955-90 min.), in which a middle-aged butcher and a teacher fall in love.

LIBRARY CLOSED

Tuesday, July 4

All Day

Happy 4th!

Chess

Tuesday, July 4

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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TRIVIA NIGHTS

Wednesday, July 5

All Day

Connect with other miscellanea mavens for two nights of team trivia. Registration begins today for sessions on Wednesdays, July 19 and August 16 at 7:30 p.m. Register at the Information Desk or by calling 516-883-4400, ext. 136.

LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

Wednesday, July 5

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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

DIRECTOR’S CUT

Thursday, July 6

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

John Bosco screens and discusses 20th Century Women (2016-118 min.). Three women (Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig) explore love in Southern California during the late 1970s.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, July 7

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

“The Story Behind the Story: Gulliver’s Travels.” Jonathan Swift took aim at the British Empire in his satirical masterpiece. Dr. Spurgeon Thompson teaches British and Irish Literature at Adelphi and Fordham Universities. Made possible by the Friends of the Library.

Scrabble

Friday, July 7

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Next Chapter

Saturday, July 8

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

CRAFT FOR KENYA

Monday, July 10

All Day

Registration begins today for 2 sessions to take place on Tuesday, August 15. The adult session is at 3 p.m.; the teen session is at 7 p.m. Register at the Information Desk or by calling 516-883-4400, ext. 136.

VIRTUAL VISITS

Monday, July 10

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

“Meet Ben Franklin.” Through art and artifacts, learn about the author, printer, political theorist, politician, Freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. Dr. Michael Norris explores highlights of various museum collections. Made possible by the Friends of the Library.

THE CENTENNIALS

Monday, July 10

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Philip Harwood discusses Joan Fontaine (1917-2013), and screens Alfred Hitchcock’s Suspicion (1941-99 min.). A shy bride (Fontaine) suspects that her brooding husband (Cary Grant) is a murderer.

YOGA

Tuesday, July 11

All Day

Registration begins today for a series of six Wednesday classes from August 9 through September 13, from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Led by Donna Harragan, and open to all levels. The fee of $35 is due at registration.

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, July 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, July 11

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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TOPICAL TUESDAY

Tuesday, July 11

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Meet Anne Michaud, author of Why They Stay: Sex Scandals, Deals, and Hidden Agendas of Nine Political Wives. The book explores the reasoning of wives who stay with their politician-husbands after they cheat. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Made possible by the Friends of the Library.

MEDICAID SIGN-UP HELP

Wednesday, July 12

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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

FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION FOR ADULTS AND TEENS

Wednesday, July 12

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys. Racing to freedom with thousands of other refugees as Russian forces close in on Eastern Prussia, Joana, Emilia and Florian meet aboard the doomed Wilhelm Gustloff and are forced to trust each other in order to survive. Led by Michelle Karnsomtob, this discussion will welcome teens and adults. Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, July 14

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

“What’s All That Jazz?” Music educator Shenole Latimer discusses and performs the quintessential American music.

Scrabble

Friday, July 14

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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GREAT HOLIDAYS

Friday, July 14

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 Independence Day. The national holiday celebrating the founding of the United States was instituted after the Civil War, in an attempt to bring together a divided population and heal the wounds of war. Presented by Dr. Ronald J. Brown. Made possible by the Friends of the Library.

AFTERNOON ON BROADWAY

Sunday, July 16

3:00 pm - 4:45 pm

In Carousel, Rodgers and Hammerstein tell the story of a carnival drifter’s search for redemption. Marc Courtade discusses the classic show and its many memorable songs.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JAMES CAGNEY!

Monday, July 17

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The actor makes his screen debut in the crime drama Sinners’ Holiday (1930-60 min.).

Chess

Tuesday, July 18

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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SPORTS PAGES

Tuesday, July 18

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Arm: Inside the Billion Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports. Keith Klang leads a discussion of Jeff Passan’s book, which examines the role of pitchers in Major League Baseball and the vulnerability of pitching arms. The group will also talk all things baseball, including the state of the Yankees and Mets. This is part one of a four-part series covering the four major American sports leagues. Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk.

PODCASTS FOR THE PERPLEXED (AND AUDIOBOOKS TOO!)

Wednesday, July 19

2:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Audio entertainment and learning is exploding, and the choices are nearly unlimited. Podcasts—episodic audio shows that you stream or download—are available for every interest and age group, and high-quality audiobooks are easier than ever to access. A group of PWPL staff experts will explain what’s out there, how to get it, and how to listen at home and on the go.

NON-FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION

Thursday, July 20

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren. Acclaimed scientist Hope Jahren has built three laboratories in which she’s studied trees, flowers, seeds and soil. After learning about her work you may never look at the natural world the same way again. Led by Keith Klang. Copies of the book are available at the Information Desk.

3RD THURSDAYS AT 3

Thursday, July 20

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

 In the Shadow of the Masters. Marc Kopman, Adjunct Professor of Art History at LIU, discusses the life and work of overlooked painter Edward Burne-Jones.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, July 21

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Jim Picinich discusses Saving Washington, the inaugural exhibition of the New-York Historical Society’s Center for Women’s History. Lady Dolley Madison (1768-1849) is often remembered for saving the White House portrait of George Washington during the War of 1812. She was also the most influential woman in America during the nation’s formative years, a powerful force in an era when women were excluded from affairs of state. Saving Washington considers the contributions of women like Madison, whose private efforts helped implement the Constitution.

Scrabble

Friday, July 21

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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LIVE AT PWPL

Friday, July 21

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Tribute band I Me Mine accurately captures the look and sound of George Harrison’s 1991 Japanese tour, when the former Beatle revisited songs from every era of his career. Tom Cavanagh plays the part of George Harrison.

THE CENTENNIALS

Monday, July 24

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Film historian Philip Harwood discusses Susan Hayward (1917-1975), and screens I Want to Live! (1958-121 min.). A psychologist and a reporter try to save a call girl (Hayward) from execution for a murder she claims she did not commit.

Chess

Tuesday, July 25

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KEVIN SPACEY!

Wednesday, July 26

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The actor made his directorial debut with Albino Alligator (1996-97 min.), in which three thieves find themselves surrounded by police at a New Orleans bar. Matt Dillon, Faye Dunaway, Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna star in this intense thriller.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, July 28

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

“Wild By Nature.” Frank Vincenti of The Wild Dog Foundation teaches how to live in harmony with foxes and coyotes.

Scrabble

Friday, July 28

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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FAMILY FILM

Friday, July 28

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Moana (2016-107 min.). In ancient Polynesia, when a curse incurred by the demigod Maui (voiced by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) reaches impetuous Moana (Auli’i Cravalho), she answers the ocean’s call to seek out Maui and set things right.

THE CENTENNIALS

Monday, July 31

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Film historian Philip Harwood discusses Jane Wyman (1917-2007) and screens Johnny Belinda (1948-102 min.). A doctor tries to tutor a deaf/mute woman (Wyman), but his efforts are undermined when she is raped and the resulting pregnancy causes a scandal.

Chess

Tuesday, August 1

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, August 4

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, August 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, August 8

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, August 11

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Next Chapter

Saturday, August 12

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Chess

Tuesday, August 15

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, August 18

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Chess

Tuesday, August 22

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, August 25

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Chess

Tuesday, August 29

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, September 1

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Chess

Tuesday, September 5

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, September 8

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Next Chapter

Saturday, September 9

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, September 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, September 12

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, September 15

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Chess

Tuesday, September 19

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, September 22

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Chess

Tuesday, September 26

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, September 29

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Chess

Tuesday, October 3

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, October 6

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, October 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, October 10

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, October 13

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Next Chapter

Saturday, October 14

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Chess

Tuesday, October 17

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, October 20

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Chess

Tuesday, October 24

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, October 27

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Chess

Tuesday, October 31

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, November 3

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Chess

Tuesday, November 7

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, November 10

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Next Chapter

Saturday, November 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, November 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, November 14

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, November 17

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Chess

Tuesday, November 21

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, November 24

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Chess

Tuesday, November 28

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, December 1

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Chess

Tuesday, December 5

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, December 8

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Next Chapter

Saturday, December 9

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, December 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, December 12

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, December 15

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Chess

Tuesday, December 19

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, December 22

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Chess

Tuesday, December 26

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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