Upcoming Events

Remembering Leonard Cohen

Sunday, September 24

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A discussion with Clive Young, followed by audience joining Tom Cavanagh in singing “Hallelujah.”

Discover Etsy

Monday, September 25

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cheryl Westerfeld teaches you to use the popular online shop for unique, handmade items. Register online here or at the Library.

Chess

Tuesday, September 26

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Port Writes

Wednesday, September 27

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Facilitated by Michael Chaplan.

Censorship in Schools and Libraries

Thursday, September 28

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Don Parker discusses school and library censorship through the years, including some notable local instances.

Sandwiched In

Friday, September 29

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Jane Jackson explains the mission of the North Shore Land Alliance, an organization devoted to conservation. Learn about educational programs, preserves, and how you can play a role.

Scrabble

Friday, September 29

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Cinema 7:15

Friday, September 29

7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Love, Rosie (2014-102 min.) Are friends Rosie and Alex more than just friends? Recommended for adults.

Cinema 7:15: Films of Italy

Monday, October 2

7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Val Franco screens and discusses Mia Madre (My Mother) (2015-106 min.).  A movie director (Margherita Buy) deals with a difficult actor (John Turturro) and her mother’s death. Subtitled.

Chess

Tuesday, October 3

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Citizenship Class

Tuesday, October 3

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Including American history and government, preparing for the interview and dictation exercises. For info call 516-883-4400, ext. 147. Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m

Conversational Spanish

Wednesday, October 4

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Improve your conversation skills in this informal group. For info call 516-883-4400, ext. 147. Wednesdays at 1 p.m.

Great Books

Wednesday, October 4

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Woman in White by Wilkie Collins. Copies at the Information Desk.

 

Salud y Nutrición en Español

Thursday, October 5

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Eugenia Cuadra de la Extensión Cooperativa de la Universidad de Cornell presenta esta clase gratuita de ocho clases los jueves por la noche, del 5 de octubre al 7 de diciembre. Regístrese en pwpl.org/events o en la Biblioteca.

Sandwiched In: “The Prince of Tenors”

Friday, October 6

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Marc Courtade celebrates the acclaimed Italian tenor Franco Corelli. From his 1951 debut in Spoleto to his death in 1976, he sang in every major opera house in the world. Sponsored by the Sons of Italy, John Michael Marino Lodge.

Scrabble

Friday, October 6

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Live at PWPL

Friday, October 6

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“Op to Pop: Bocelli to Bolton and Beyond” with Peter La Rosa. Sponsored by Sons of Italy, John Michael Marino Lodge.

Meet Holly Black

Sunday, October 8

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The bestselling author of fantasy for kids and teens will visit with her fans and read from The Darkest Part of the Forest and The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. Made possible by Friends of the Library.

Columbus Day hours

Monday, October 9

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We will be open from 1 to 5 p.m.

 

Virtual Visits 

Monday, October 9

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Ines Powell discusses the Prado Museum, which holds one of the world’s finest collections of European art, spanning the 12th to the early 20th century.

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

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Wines of Italy

Tuesday, October 10

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Elena Florenzano discusses Italian wines and the regions they come from. Although tasting is not included, participants will learn how to read labels and how to pair wines with food. Sponsored by Sons of Italy, John Michael Marino Lodge.

Medicaid Sign-up Help

Wednesday, October 11

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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

Fiction Book Discussion

Wednesday, October 11

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead is the survival story of a slave who, after suffering at the hands of both her owners and fellow slaves, journeys through the Underground Railroad. Books at the Information Desk.

Cinema 7:15

Thursday, October 12

7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

John Bosco screens and discusses Youth (2015-124 min.). A retired orchestra conductor (Michael Caine) is on holiday with his friend (Harvey Keitel), when he receives an invitation to perform for Prince Philip’s birthday.

Sandwiched In

Friday, October 13

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Alfred Hitchcock made fifty-four films, including Rear Window, Vertigo, and Psycho. Brian Rose looks at his achievements as “the master of suspense” and examines his extraordinary techniques as a director.

Scrabble

Friday, October 13

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Cinema 7:15

Friday, October 13

7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Clifton Webb is The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker (1959-87 min.), a businessman who has offices in Harrisburg and Philadelphia—and a family in each town.

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!

General Health Screenings

Monday, October 16

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The St. Francis Hospital outreach van will be in the parking lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Afternoon on Broadway

Monday, October 16

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

  James Kolb discusses Lerner and Loewe’s classic Camelot.

Cinema 7:15: Films of Italy

Monday, October 16

7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Val Franco screens and discusses Confused and Happy (2014-102 min.). When a psychoanalyst stays home and cancels his appointments, his patients try to get him out of his funk. Subtitled.

Chess

Tuesday, October 17

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Great Books

Wednesday, October 18

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

An Arundel Tomb by Philip Larkin and Love Is Not A Pie by Amy Bloom. Copies at the Information Desk.

Cinema 7:15

Wednesday, October 18

7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Patti Wood of Grassroots Environmental Education screens and discusses The Age of Consequences (2017–80 min.), a documentary investigating climate change as a cause of resource scarcity, migration and armed conflict.

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, October 18

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The public is welcome.

Non-Fiction Book Discussion

Thursday, October 19

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right by Arlie Russell Hochschild. A Berkeley sociologist journeys to Louisiana bayou country. Books at the Information Desk.

3rd Thursdays at 3

Thursday, October 19

3:00 pm - 4:45 pm

  Marc Kopman, Adjunct Professor of Art History at LIU, discusses the painter Artemisia Gentileschi.

CPR en español

Thursday, October 19

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Regístrese en pwpl.org/events o en la Biblioteca. Presentado por Galo Gallardo.

Sandwiched In

Friday, October 20

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Dr. Giuseppe Costa of the Language Learning and Research Center at Stonybrook University, discusses neorealism in Italian cinema. Sponsored by Sons of Italy, John Michael Marino Lodge.

Scrabble

Friday, October 20

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Art of the 20th Century

Friday, October 20

3:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Emily Folpe discusses Picasso, Braque and the fragmented images of Cubism. Made possible by the Friends of the Library. 

Live at PWPL

Friday, October 20

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Christine Spero and her band play the songs of Laura Nyro.

Resume & Cover Letter Workshop

Saturday, October 21

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presented by career counselor Karen McKenna. Register online here or at the Library.

FOL Paperback Swap

Saturday, October 21

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bring your gently used adult, teen and children’s paperbacks to the library’s meeting room for a free, friendly event where hundreds of patrons swap thousands of books. We will accept hardcover children’s books including board books. No more than 20 books per person and no books accepted in advance. We stop accepting items at 3:30 p.m. Browsers welcome!

Job Search Strategies Workshop

Saturday, October 21

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Presented by career counselor Karen McKenna. Register online here or at the Library.

Concert

Sunday, October 22

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Nathan Lee.  The award-winning pianist performs selections from Bach, Bartok and others.  Sponsored by the Music Advisory Council.

 

Cinema 7:15: Films of Italy

Monday, October 23

7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Val Franco screens and discusses Basilicata Coast to Coast (2010-105 min.). A band journeys—on foot—to perform at a music festival. Subtitled.

Chess

Tuesday, October 24

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Food Day

Tuesday, October 24

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Chef Bhavani Jaroff, environmentalist Patti Wood and nutritionist Jill Eisenberg for a screening of Agriculture, which looks at farmers, food systems and cultures.

Staying Connected for the Perplexed

Wednesday, October 25

2:30 pm

PWPL experts introduce you to social media and video calling services, including Facebook and FaceTime.

Overview of Medicare

Wednesday, October 25

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Healthcare broker James P. Short and eldercare attorney David I. Lieser discuss the available options.

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Cinema 7:15

Wednesday, October 25

7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Jeffrey James presents “European Motoring and Other Delights,” a curated collection of short films. 7:15 p.m.

Dementia Care for Families

Thursday, October 26

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Parker Jewish Institute’s free training provides you with tools to care for a family member with dementia. To register, call 516-586-1507.

Sandwiched In

Friday, October 27

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Vivian Gordon presents an in-depth look at the most famous statue of the Renaissance, Michelangelo’s David.

Scrabble

Friday, October 27

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Halloween Horrors!

Friday, October 27

7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Get Out (2017-104 min.). An African American man is nervous to meet the family of his white girlfriend at their secluded estate. It’s even more of a nightmare than he imagined!

Halloween Horrors!

Sunday, October 29

1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

A sheriff tracks down a lycanthrope in The Werewolf (1956-79 min.). After a brief intermission, a disabled teen and his uncle hunt a werewolf in Silver Bullet (1985-94 min.).

Medicare Open Enrollment Workshop

Monday, October 30

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Samuel J. Schiff, LUTCF explains the parts of Medicare, potential changes, and what plans are available in our area. Attendees can schedule a private, halfhour appointment to complete the 2017 enrollment forms. Register online here or at the Library. 7 p.m.

Medicare Open Enrollment Workshop

Monday, October 30

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Samuel J. Schiff, LUTCF explains the parts of Medicare, potential changes, and what plans are available in our area. Attendees can schedule a private, half-hour appointment to complete the 2017 enrollment forms. Register at pwpl.org/events or at the Library.

Cinema 7:15: Films of Italy

Monday, October 30

7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Val Franco screens and discusses A Flat for Three (2012-120 min.), a comedy about three divorced men who share an apartment in Rome. Subtitled.

Chess

Tuesday, October 31

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Scrabble

Friday, November 3

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Chess

Tuesday, November 7

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Scrabble

Friday, November 10

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

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

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Scrabble

Friday, November 17

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Chess

Tuesday, November 21

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Scrabble

Friday, November 24

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Chess

Tuesday, November 28

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Scrabble

Friday, December 1

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Chess

Tuesday, December 5

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Scrabble

Friday, December 8

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

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

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Scrabble

Friday, December 15

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Chess

Tuesday, December 19

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Scrabble

Friday, December 22

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Chess

Tuesday, December 26

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Scrabble

Friday, December 29

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, January 9

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, February 13

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, March 13

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, April 10

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, May 8

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, June 12

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, July 10

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, August 14

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, September 11

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, October 9

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, November 13

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, December 11

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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