Upcoming Events

Total Solar Eclipse Live Stream

Monday, August 21

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us as we watch a live-streamed broadcast of the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse! Our live stream will be provided by the NASA website. 1 p.m.

Afternoon on Broadway

Monday, August 21

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Sound of Music has been a favorite since its 1959 premiere. Marc Courtade will examine the history of the show and focus on the songs that make it perennially popular.

Val Franco Presents Lemon Tree

Monday, August 21

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

(2008-106 min.) A Palestinian widow tends her West Bank lemon grove until the Israeli government demands that the trees be uprooted. In Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles.

Chess

Tuesday, August 22

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Film: Blondie Of The Follies

Tuesday, August 22

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

(1932-91 min.) Tenement dweller Blondie (Marion Davies) is best friends with showgirl Lottie (Billie Dove), who arranges for her pal to join the cast of her new show. The friendship goes awry when Lottie’s sweetheart falls for Blondie.

Happy Birthday, Gene Kelly

Wednesday, August 23

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The actor, dancer, singer and filmmaker stars in Thousands Cheer (1943-125 min.) as enlistee Eddie, whose romance with Kathryn meets with disapproval from her father. Features appearances by Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Red Skelton, Eleanor Powell, Ann Sothern, Lucille Ball and Lena Horne.

Film: Z For Zachariah

Thursday, August 24

7:30 pm

(2015-98 min.) In the wake of a global catastrophe, two men and a woman (Chiwetel Ejiofor, Chris Pine, Margot Robbie) find themselves in an emotionally charged love triangle as the last three humans on earth.

Sandwiched In: “Historic Europe”

Friday, August 25

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Historian and author Ralph Brady discusses his twenty years of travel to the historic sites of Europe. A Q&A session will follow.

Scrabble

Friday, August 25

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Happy Birthday, Sean Connery

Friday, August 25

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The dashing Scotsman stars with Donald Sutherland in the Victorian-era caper film The Great Train Robbery (1979-110 min.), about a plot to hijack a gold shipment. Directed by Michael Crichton, who adapted his novel.

Val Franco Presents French Kiss

Monday, August 28

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

(1995-111 min.) Kevin Kline and Meg Ryan star this romantic comedy about a jewel thief/winemaker and a jilted girlfriend.

Chess

Tuesday, August 29

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Blood Drive

Tuesday, August 29

2:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Twenty minutes can save a life! Walk-ins welcome, no registration required. Donors will receive a voucher for a pair of tickets to an upcoming Mets game.

Family Film: Sing

Thursday, August 31

7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

(2016–108 min.) An optimistic koala puts on the world’s greatest singing competition in this animated musical comedy starring a mouse, a timid elephant, a pig, a gorilla and a punk-rock porcupine.

Sandwiched In: Film Screening

Friday, September 1

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

The Rivals (2004-155 min.). Sheridan’s classic 1775 comedy of manners, filmed live at the Bristol Old Vic.

Scrabble

Friday, September 1

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Cinema 7:15

Friday, September 1

7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Beauty and the Beast (2017-129 min.) A live action remake of the Disney musical about the love between Belle (Emma Watson) and the Beast (Dan Stevens).

Labor Day Weekend

Saturday, September 2

All Day

The Library is closed.

Labor Day Weekend

Sunday, September 3

All Day

The Library is closed

Labor Day Weekend

Monday, September 4

All Day

The library is closed

Chess

Tuesday, September 5

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Citizenship Class

Tuesday, September 5

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, September 6

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, September 6

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens. Copies at the Info Desk.

Sandwiched In: “Cold War Hollywood”

Friday, September 8

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Film historian Max Alvarez discusses how the 1950s Red Scare left hundreds in the film industry unemployable. Alvarez is the author of The Crime Films of Anthony Mann. .

Scrabble

Friday, September 8

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Art of the 20th Century

Friday, September 8

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In the early 1900s, Matisse and his Fauve compatriots painted brilliant canvases using intense colors. Presented by art historian Emily Folpe. Made possible by the Friends of the Library.

Cinema 7:15

Friday, September 8

7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

7th Heaven (1927-110 min.) A Parisian sewer worker saves a mistreated waif, and they fall in love—until World War I intervenes. Introduced by film scholar Philip Harwood, with live piano accompaniment by Ben Model.

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!

Regular Sunday hours resume

Sunday, September 10

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sunday hours are 1 to 5 p.m.

 

Apple Dumpling Gang Double Bill

Sunday, September 10

1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Don Knotts stars in two G-rated westerns about orphan kids who strike gold: The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975-100 min.), followed by The Apple Dumpling Rides Again (1979-89 min.).

Virtual Visits

Monday, September 11

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Michael Norris explores the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Dutch Golden Age collection, featuring works by Hals, Vermeer and Rembrandt. Made possible by the Friends of the Library.

eBay Basics

Monday, September 11

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Technology librarian Cheryl Westerfeld teaches you how to set up an account, search and bid. Register online here or at the Library.

Cinema 7:15

Monday, September 11

7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (2016-113 min.) When a soldier comes home from Iraq, the realities of war are contrasted with America’s perceptions. Recommended for adults.

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.

Registration: Job Search Boot Camp

Tuesday, September 12

All Day

Registration begins today for an 8-week workshop designed to help you obtain employment through networking. Sessions are on October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and November 7, 14, 2, and  run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Register online here beginning September 12 or at the Library.

Chess

Tuesday, September 12

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Meet Pamela Paul

Tuesday, September 12

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The author discusses her new book My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues. Made possible by the Friends of the Library.

Medicaid Sign-Up Help

Wednesday, September 13

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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

Fiction Book Discussion

Wednesday, September 13

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In News of the World by Paulette Jiles, a Civil War captain is offered $50 to bring back a kidnapped girl who was raised by Kiowa raiders. Discussion led by Keith Klang. Copies available at the Information Desk.

Photography Club of L.I.

Wednesday, September 13

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Roni Chastain presents My Namibia Adventure, a slide show featuring a tour through Etosha Park and Sossuvllei, Namibia. It includes images of wildlife and a trek though the desert, and is accompanied by African music.

Smartphones for the Perplexed

Thursday, September 14

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Feel like you could be getting more out of your smartphone or tablet? PWPL staff experts will cover the basics and offer tips and tricks. Register online here beginning August 16, or at the Library.

Hootenanny

Thursday, September 14

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

For this unique semi-unplugged installment, musicians and singers will be surrounded by audience members, who will be encouraged to join in on familiar folk and rock tunes.

Sandwiched In: “Name That Opera”

Friday, September 15

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Music librarian Tanisha Mitchell discusses opera’s use in pop culture. Featured films include The Shawshank Redemption and Fatal Attraction.

Scrabble

Friday, September 15

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Live at PWPL: Latinology

Friday, September 15

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This dynamic ensemble blends Latin rhythms with jazz and soul.

Applying For Jobs Online

Saturday, September 16

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Learn to navigate online application systems. Presented by career counselor Karen McKenna. Register online here or at the Library.

Alternative Careers for Teachers

Saturday, September 16

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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

Zorá String Quartet

Sunday, September 17

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Performing selections from Mendelssohn, Beethoven and more. Sponsored by the Music Advisory Council.

 

Afternoon on Broadway

Monday, September 18

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Prof. James Kolb discusses Carousel, featuring such memorable Rodgers and Hammerstein tunes as “If I Loved You” and “Soliloquy.” Sponsored by Music Advisory Council.

Contracts and Copyright for Artists

Monday, September 18

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Attorney Carol Steinberg will discuss the basics and answer questions. Register online here or at the Library.

Cinema 7:15

Monday, September 18

7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Fences (2016-138 min.). In the 1950s, garbage collector and former Negro League baseball player Troy (Denzel Washington) raises a family while examining his life. Adapted by August Wilson from his own play.

Chess

Tuesday, September 19

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

The Business of Being an Author

Tuesday, September 19

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Natalie Harnett discusses how to construct a query letter, proposal and synopsis, and how to promote your work even before publication.

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Tuesday, September 19

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The public is welcome.

Great Books

Wednesday, September 20

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The Second Coming and Other Poems, by William Yeats. Copies at the Info Desk.

Nonfiction Book Discussion

Thursday, September 21

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

In Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, sociologist Matthew Desmond examines eviction as a cause of poverty. Winner of a 2017 Pulitzer Prize. Discussion led by Keith Klang. Copies available at the Information Desk.

3rd Thursdays at 3

Thursday, September 21

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The first in a series about remarkable women artists from the 16th to 19th centuries. Today, Marc Kopman, Adjunct Professor of Art History at LIU, discusses Sofonisba Anguissola.  Sponsored by Art Advisory Council

Cinema 7:15

Thursday, September 21

7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

John Bosco screens The Sense of an Ending (2016-108 min.). A man becomes haunted by his past.

Sandwiched In

Friday, September 22

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Dennis Raverty discusses the New York Botanical Gardens exhibit by Dale Chihuly, who keeps Medieval and Renaissance craft traditions alive.

Scrabble

Friday, September 22

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

SoundSwap

Friday, September 22

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

French Cookin’ Blues Band plays a variety of styles, all rooted in classic blues. Tonight, they will be joined by pianist David Bennett Cohen. Made possible by The Friends of the Library. 

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!

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.

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!

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!