Upcoming Events

NON-FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION

Thursday, May 25

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. A young neurosurgeon faced with a terminal illness examines what truly makes a meaningful life. Led by Keith Klang. Copies are available at the Information Desk.

FILM

Thursday, May 25

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“HACKSAW RIDGE” (2016-139 min.). Director Mel Gibson tells the true story of Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield), the conscientious objector who won a Medal of Honor for his incredible bravery at the Battle of Okinawa. NOTE EARLY START TIME 7 P.M.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, May 26

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

“Steve Martin: The Early Years.” Martin began his career as a writer for the Smothers Brothers and soon established himself as one of the most popular comedians of his generation. Playwright and comedy historian Sal St. George will discuss Martin’s early years and explore how he evolved into one of America’s most versatile performers and writers.

Scrabble

Friday, May 26

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

FILM

Friday, May 26

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“MANCHESTER BY THE SEA” (2016-137 min.). Depressed janitor Lee Chandler (Academy Award winner Casey Affleck) is called upon to care for his sixteen-year-old nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges). NOTE EARLY START TIME 7 P.M.

HOLIDAY HOURS

Saturday, May 27 - May 29

All Day

The Library will be closed for Memorial Day weekend.

 

Chess

Tuesday, May 30

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

50TH ANNIVERSARY OF “SGT. PEPPER.”

Thursday, June 1

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

A multimedia program celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles’ classic. Rare footage, a Q&A session, singalongs and more. Hosted by Beatles expert Tony Traguardo.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, June 2

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

“Views from the Bench.” United States District Judge Joseph F. Bianco will explain the selection process for federal judges, discuss the cases and issues that are litigated in federal court on Long Island and explore the challenges facing our criminal justice system.

Scrabble

Friday, June 2

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

“JEKYLL & HYDE” IN CONCERT

Friday, June 2

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Members of the Play Troupe of Port Washington present a concert-style performance of the Broadway smash.

RESUME AND COVER LETTER WORKSHOP.

Saturday, June 3

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presented by career counselor Karen McKenna. Sign up at the Reference Desk, or by calling 516-883-4400, ext. 111.

GAMES2CAREERS

Saturday, June 3

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Career counselor Karen McKenna presents a workshop based on her book Games2Careers. As children, we’re drawn to certain games and toys—preferences which may offer clues to career paths. Participants will revisit their favorite childhood activities to identify and explore careers that match their strongest interests. Sign up at the Reference Desk, or by calling 516-883-4400, ext. 111.

LONG ISLAND SWING BAND

Sunday, June 4

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Your favorite tunes from the big band era.

EXERCISE OVER FIFTY

Tuesday, June 6

9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Registration begins today for two series of eight classes each: the chair class is on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. from July 11 through August 29. The mat class is on Thursdays at 9 a.m. from July 13 through August 31. Both classes are led by Nicole Asselta. The fee of $35 for each series is due at registration. For Port Washington residents only.

Chess

Tuesday, June 6

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

CITIZENSHIP CLASSES

Tuesday, June 6

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Each Tuesday. Topics include American history and government, preparing for the interview and dictation exercises. Call 516-883-4400, ext. 147 to register.

WESTERN WEDNESDAY

Wednesday, June 7

7:45 pm - 9:00 pm

The Oklahoma Kid (1939-82 min.) When Whip McCord (Humphrey Bogart) robs a stagecoach carrying money to pay Indians for their land, outlaw Jim Kincaid (James Cagney) determines to steal the money back. Lloyd Bacon directed.

DIRECTOR’S CUT

Thursday, June 8

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Film expert John Bosco will screen and discuss Paul Verhoeven’s Elle (She) (2016-130 min.). Businesswoman Michèle Leblanc (Isabelle Huppert) tracks down the unknown man who assaulted her. In French with English subtitles. NOTE EARLY START TIME 7 P.M.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, June 9

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

“Hidden Meanings in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” In the second of a 3-part series, Dr. Spurgeon Thompson will unpack the secrets of Lewis Carroll’s landmark novel, offering a guided tour of its perplexing riddles and word games, plus a look into the controversial personal history of its author. Thompson is an Adjunct Professor in the English Departments of Adelphi University and Fordham University. Made possible by the Friends of the Library.

Scrabble

Friday, June 9

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

GREAT HOLIDAYS

Friday, June 9

3:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Father’s Day. It wasn’t until the mid-1960s that President Johnson designated the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. Presented by Dr. Ronald J. Brown. Made possible by the Friends of the Library.

“WONDERFUL STORIES.”

Friday, June 9

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Jeffrey James screens and discusses short films from around the world.

Next Chapter

Saturday, June 10

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

VIRTUAL VISITS

Monday, June 12

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

 The Cloisters. Discover the origins of this Manhattan gem, as well as its unique collection of medieval art and architecture. Presented by Dr. Michael Norris. Made possible by the Friends of the Library.

MEET ALEX PRUD’HOMME

Tuesday, June 13

7:30 am - 9:00 pm

The author discusses The French Chef in America, his new book about his great aunt Julia Child. Made possible by the Friends of the Library. 

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, June 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, June 13

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

MEDICAID SIGN-UP HELP

Wednesday, June 14

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Free, walk-in assistance from Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council. 2:30 to 5 p.m.

FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION

Wednesday, June 14

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Two half-sisters are born in different tribal villages in 18th century Ghana and go on to live very different lives with profoundly divergent legacies. Discussion led by Keith Klang. Copies are available at the Information Desk.

NON-FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION

Thursday, June 15

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed Our Minds by Michael Lewis. Examines the history of behavioral economics and the work of two Israeli psychologists on the decision-making process. Discussion led by Keith Klang. Copies are available at the Information Desk.

3RD THURSDAYS AT 3

Thursday, June 15

3:00 pm - 4:45 pm

 In the Shadow of the Masters. Marc Kopman, Adjunct Professor of Art History at LIU, discusses the overlooked painter Gustave Caillebotte. Sponsored by Art Advisory Council

FILM

Thursday, June 15

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“RULES DON’T APPLY” (2016-127 min.). Aspiring actress Marla Mabrey (Lily Collins), who has just been placed under contract by infamous millionaire Howard Hughes (Warren Beatty), falls in love at first sight with her driver (Alden Ehrenreich). Beatty also directed. NOTE EARLY START TIME 7 P.M.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, June 16

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Mark Rothko was an American painter of Russian-Jewish descent. Although he refused to adhere to any art movement, he is generally identified as an abstract expressionist. With Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, he is one of the most famous postwar American artists. Join Professor Thomas Germano for an in- depth exploration of the artist and his work. At 3 p.m. we will screen the documentary film Rothko’s Rooms.

Scrabble

Friday, June 16

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

FILM

Friday, June 16

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

“ROTHKO’S ROOMS.” (2000-60 min.) Painter Mark Rothko (1903-1970) built his reputation during the post-WWII years for his broadly-scaled abstract paintings. Rothko’s work, with its layered shapes, colors and textures, elicit a spectrum of raw emotion. David Thompson’s documentary features interviews with the artist’s children, friends and colleagues, as well as art historians. .

LIVE AT PWPL

Friday, June 16

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Sympatico. Jazz, pop and blues.

FILM

Sunday, June 18

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

“ALLIED” (2016-124 min.). Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard star in this WWII-era spy romance, which was directed by Robert Zemeckis, from a script by Steven Knight.

ADVANCE CARE PLANNING

Monday, June 19

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Patient Advocate Beth van Bladel will discuss the Advance Care Planning process. No registration required.

AFTERNOON ON BROADWAY

Monday, June 19

3:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Based on a play by George Bernard Shaw, Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady made an overnight sensation of Julie Andrews, featured unforgettable songs and became the longest-running musical on Broadway. Join Professor James Kolb for this illustrated lecture. Sponsored by Music Advisory Council

REMEMBERING JEAN ARTHUR

Monday, June 19

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

We salute the versatile actress, who passed away this day in 1991, with a screening of The Ex-Mrs. Bradford (1936-82 min.), in which Paula Bradford (Jean) sues her ex-husband Lawrence (William Powell) for non-payment of alimony—in order to coerce him into a reconciliation! Anthony Veiller scripted for director Stephen Roberts.

Chess

Tuesday, June 20

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

Wednesday, June 21

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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

FILM

Wednesday, June 21

7:45 pm - 9:00 pm

“BLUSH” (2015-84 min.). Join us in celebrating Gay Pride Week (June 20 to 26) with a screening of this Film Movement selection from Israel, in which teenager Naama Barash (Sivan Noam Shimon) experiences first love with new classmate Dana Hershko (Jade Sakori). Michal Vinik scripted and directed. In Hebrew with English subtitles. Our screening will begin with April Maxey’s American short, This Is You and Me (2015-15 min.).

FILM

Thursday, June 22

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“MISS SLOANE” (2016-132 min.). When ruthless political lobbyist Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain) is offered the chance to represent the gun lobby, she quits her job and starts working for a firm that lobbies on the other side of the issue. John Madden directed, from Jonathan Perera’s script. NOTE EARLY START TIME 7 P.M.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, June 23

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

“The Presidency and the Trump Administration.” Professor James Coll will discuss the presidency as an institution while focusing on the first six months of the Trump administration.

Scrabble

Friday, June 23

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

HOOTENNANY!

Friday, June 23

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Sounds from the Summer of Love, featuring Shindig! and Think Back Baby. 7:30 p.m.

LIBRARY CLOSED

Sunday, June 25

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Beginning today, we will be closed on Sundays through Labor Day weekend.

Chess

Tuesday, June 27

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

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

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

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.

Chess

Tuesday, July 4

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Scrabble

Friday, July 7

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

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!

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

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Scrabble

Friday, July 14

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Chess

Tuesday, July 18

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Scrabble

Friday, July 21

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Chess

Tuesday, July 25

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Scrabble

Friday, July 28

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Chess

Tuesday, August 1

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Scrabble

Friday, August 4

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

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

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Scrabble

Friday, August 11

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

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

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Scrabble

Friday, August 18

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Chess

Tuesday, August 22

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Scrabble

Friday, August 25

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Chess

Tuesday, August 29

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Scrabble

Friday, September 1

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Chess

Tuesday, September 5

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Scrabble

Friday, September 8

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

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

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Scrabble

Friday, September 15

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Chess

Tuesday, September 19

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Scrabble

Friday, September 22

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Chess

Tuesday, September 26

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Scrabble

Friday, September 29

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Chess

Tuesday, October 3

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Scrabble

Friday, October 6

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

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!

Scrabble

Friday, October 13

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

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

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Scrabble

Friday, October 20

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Chess

Tuesday, October 24

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Scrabble

Friday, October 27

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

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!