Upcoming Events

Chess

Tuesday, September 1

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

Tech Help

Wednesday, September 2

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each Wednesday, stop by the Reference Desk for help with your devices. 2 to 4 p.m.

Film

Wednesday, September 2

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE” (2014-129 min.). This British spy spoof stars Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Mark Hamill, Michael Caine and Samuel L. Jackson. Director Matthew Vaughn adapted the comic book The Secret Service by Mark Millar and Dave Gribbons. 7:30 p.m.

Film

Thursday, September 3

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“THE LONGEST RIDE” (2015-129 min.). Luke (Scott Eastwood), a former rodeo champion attempting a comeback, falls in love with Sophia (Britt Robertson), a college student preparing to leave for her dream job in New York. This Nicholas Sparks adaptation was directed by George Tillman, Jr. 7:30 p.m.

Sandwiched In

Friday, September 4

12:10 pm - 2:10 pm

Mr. Turner (2014-150 min.). Writer/director Mike Leigh chronicles the last quarter century of the life of eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (Timothy Spall). 12:10 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, September 4

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Film

Friday, September 4

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“AMERICAN SNIPER” (2014-132 min.). Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle’s (Bradley Cooper) pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home with his wife (Sienna Miller) and kids after four tours of duty, Chris finds that he can’t leave the war behind. Clint Eastwood directed. 7:30 p.m.

Holiday closing

Saturday, September 5 - September 7

All Day

We will be closed on Labor Day weekend: Saturday, September 5 through Monday, September 7.

Publisher for Adults

Tuesday, September 8

All Day

Registration begins today at 9 a.m. for a class on Saturday, October 10, from 10 a.m. to noon. Learn to create flyers, newsletters and brochures using Microsoft Publisher. For intermediate computer users. Port Washington residents only. Fee of $12 payable at registration.

Job Search Boot Camp

Tuesday, September 8

All Day

Registration begins today at 9 a.m., in-person or by calling 516-883-4400, ext. 136. This 8-week, intensive workshop is designed to help participants obtain employment through networking. Sessions are on September 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, & November 5, 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Made possible by a special New York State legislative grant received by Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel.

Chess

Tuesday, September 8

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

Author Visit

Tuesday, September 8

7:30 pm

MEET ERIC BRACH. Eric Brach is co-author with Dennis Cheung of Conquering the Electron: The Geniuses, Visionaries, Egomaniacs, and Scoundrels Who Built Our Electronic Age. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 7:30 p.m.

Hypertension Screening

Wednesday, September 9

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

Great Books

Wednesday, September 9

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The group will discuss Willa Cather’s O Pioneer. 1 p.m.

Tech Help

Wednesday, September 9

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each Wednesday, stop by the Reference Desk for help with your devices. 2 to 4 p.m.

Medicaid Enrollment Assistance

Wednesday, September 9

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council will send staff trained by the New York State Department of Health to assist people with enrollment in the following programs: Medicaid, Medicaid Buy-In for Working People with Disabilities (MBI-WPD), Medicaid Spend-Down, Medicare Savings (MSP) and Medicaid for Institutional Care in a Nursing Home. No registration required. Additional sessions will take place on October 14 and November 11. For more information, call the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council at 631-435-3000. 2:30 to 5 p.m.

Fiction Book Discussion

Wednesday, September 9

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian. After a nuclear disaster believed to have been caused by her drunken father, Emily is forced to flee and find shelter in an igloo. Discussion led by Keith Klang. Books available at the Information Desk. 7:30 p.m

Photography Club

Wednesday, September 9

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

PCLI: The Photography Club of Long Island hosts its monthly program.  Chris Geminski and Jena Rappolt-Noyes from the Tiffen Company will present “Dfx Version 4”.  The new software has over 2000 presets, emulations of optical filters, image and color correction tools, light modifiers, film stocks and textures. Two attendees will win a license for the Tiffen DFX photo plug in and DFX standalone!  7:30 p.m.

Director’s Cut

Thursday, September 10

7:00 pm - 9:45 pm

Film expert John Bosco will screen and discuss Wild Tales (Relatos Salvajes) (2014-122 min.), a fresco of rage, deception and revenge from Argentinian writer/director Damian Szifron. The New York Post calls the film “cheerfully lunatic.” In Spanish with English subtitles. 7 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, September 11

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Discussion Series

Friday, September 11

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

ETHNIC BUILDERS OF NYC:  Join Dr. Ronald J. Brown for a 5-part series of discussions. Today: “The Dutch.” Vlissingen (Flushing), Breuckelen (Brooklyn), Haarlem (Harlem) and Conyne Eylandt (Coney Island), are just a few of the souvenirs the Dutch left behind after a century and a half of ruling New Amsterdam. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 3 p.m.

SoundSwap

Friday, September 11

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Sheri Miller. The singer/songwriter will perform original material and cover songs by artists who have inspired her. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 7:30 p.m.

Next Chapter

Saturday, September 12

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a discussion of current events. Bring your opinions! 10 a.m.

Artist Reception

Saturday, September 12

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

SYLVIA SHERWIN GOLDBERG

A reception for the artist whose work is on display in the Main Gallery. 2 p.m.

Film

Sunday, September 13

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CLAUDETTE COLBERT! The beloved actress was born this day in 1903. We remember her with Douglas Sirk’s Thunder on the Hill (1951-84 min.), in which she plays Sister Mary Bonaventure, who must race against time to prove the innocence of a young woman convicted of murder. 2 p.m.

Film

Monday, September 14

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“MCFARLAND, USA” (2015-129 min.). Jim White (Kevin Costner), a cross country coach in a small California town, sees the potential for his Mexican-American high school students to become championship contenders. An inspiring true story from director Niki Caro. 7:30 p.m.

Yoga Registration

Tuesday, September 15

All Day

Registration begins September 15 for a series of 5 classes on Wednesdays at 6 p.m., beginning October 21, and ending November 18. Instructor Karen Carter invites participants to practice at the level most comfortable for them. The class includes warm-ups, formal yoga postures, breathing techniques, deep relaxation and brief meditation. Dress in comfortable loose layered clothing and please bring a mat. Fee: $30, payable at registration. 9 a.m.

Chess

Tuesday, September 15

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

Hypertension Screening

Wednesday, September 16

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

Great Books

Wednesday, September 16

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The group will discuss Paul Cezanne’s The Process of Sight. 1 p.m.

Tech Help

Wednesday, September 16

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each Wednesday, stop by the Reference Desk for help with your devices. 2 to 4 p.m.

Film

Wednesday, September 16

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PETER FALK! The actor was born this day in 1927. We remember him with William Friedkin’s comic crime story, The Brink’s Job (1978-104 min.), in which a gang of small-time crooks pull off one of the most infamous heists in history. The cast also includes Peter Boyle, Warren Oates, Gena Rowlands and Paul Sorvino. 7:30 p.m.

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, September 16

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Non-Fiction Book Discussion

Thursday, September 17

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The Metaphysical Club by Louis Menand. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this is the story of an informal group of great thinkers that met in 1872. Discussion led by Keith Klang. Books available at the Information Desk. 1:30 p.m.

3rd Thursdays@3

Thursday, September 17

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

“Classic or Cliché?” Part 3 of a 6 part series: Whistler’s Arrangement in Grey and Black. Some paintings are so familiar that it is hard to appreciate their original qualities. This series will uncover the reasons these works became so iconic. Join Marc Kopman, Adjunct Professor of Art History, LIU Post, for these illustrated lectures. 3 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, September 18

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Live@PWPL

Friday, September 18

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Butcher’s Blind returns with stripped-down American rock, influenced by Uncle Tupelo, Gram Parsons and The Band. 7:30 p.m.

Resume & Cover Letter Workshop

Saturday, September 19

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A small group workshop for job seekers. Free but registration is required. Sign up at the Reference Desk, or call 516-883-4400 Ext. 111. 1 p.m.

Lecture & Discussion -“Psyfeld”: Diagnose Seinfeld with Dr. Anthony Tobia

Sunday, September 20

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

PSYFELD. Dr. Anthony Tobia uses the Seinfeld gang to teach psychiatry. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library and Health Advisory Council. 2 p.m.

Afternoon at the Opera

Monday, September 21

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Premiered in 1926, Turandot was delayed for more than a year due to the death of Puccini. Franco Alfano completed the final act. One needs only to hear the three tenors sing “Nessun Dorma” to realize how deeply portions of this opera have permeated our culture. Join Prof. James Kolb for an audio/visual lecture. 3 p.m.

Social Security Planning for Retirement

Monday, September 21

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free program for those who have signed up at the Information Desk, or called 516-883-4400, ext. 136.  to register.  7 p.m.

Film

Monday, September 21

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING” (2014-124 min.). When he is diagnosed with a potentially fatal disease, 21-year-old physics student Stephen Hawking (Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne) draws strength from the love of his fellow Cambridge student, Jane Wilde (Oscar nominee Felicity Jones). James Marsh’s Best Picture nominee also earned nods for screenwriter Anthony McCarten (adapting Jane Hawking’s memoir Traveling to Infinity) and Johann Johannsson’s score. 7:30 p.m.

Chess

Tuesday, September 22

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

Film

Tuesday, September 22

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“LUCY” (2014-90 min.). A dangerous new drug enables Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) to use one hundred percent of her brain power, transforming her into a merciless warrior. Luc Besson scripted and directed this kick-ass action flick. 7:30 p.m.

Hypertension Screening

Wednesday, September 23

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

Tech Help

Wednesday, September 23

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each Wednesday, stop by the Reference Desk for help with your devices. 2 to 4 p.m.

Film

Wednesday, September 23

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“SELMA” (2014-128 min.). Director Ava Duvernay and screenwriter Paul Webb’s account of the historic march from Selma to Montgomery stars David Oyelowo as Dr. Martin Luther King, Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King, Oprah Winfrey as activist Annie Lee Cooper and Tom Wilkinson as President Lyndon Baines Johnson. 7:30 p.m.

Health Presentation

Thursday, September 24

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“Protect Your Heart: Women’s Heart Health Update and Mindful Meditation.” Presented by Stacey Rosen, MD and Joseph A. Diamond, MD. A table with staff from The Katz Institute and information on cardiovascular disease will be available from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Health Advisory Council. 7:30 p.m.

Sandwiched In

Friday, September 25

12:10 pm - 2:10 pm

Meet Martha Fay. Ms. Fay discusses Out of Line: the Art of Jules Feiffer. Story in this issue. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 12:10 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, September 25

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Twelfth Inspiration Gala

Saturday, September 26

6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

The Port Washington Library Foundation’s 12th Inspiration Gala “A Novel Affair” at 6:30 pm.

Apollo Trio

Sunday, September 27

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Music Advisory Council program will feature the works of Beethoven, Clara Schumann, Ravel and others. 3 p.m.

Film

Monday, September 28

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA” (2015-123 min.). The latest film from French writer/director Olivier Assayas stars Juliette Binoche as renowned actress Maria Enders, who has been cast opposite Jo-Ann Ellis (Chloe Grace Moretz), a young Hollywood starlet with a penchant for scandal. Kristen Stewart co-stars as Maria’s personal assistant. In English. 7:30 p.m.

Chess

Tuesday, September 29

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

Hypertension Screening

Wednesday, September 30

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

Tech Help

Wednesday, September 30

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each Wednesday, stop by the Reference Desk for help with your devices. 2 to 4 p.m.

A SoundSwap Theatrical Event

Wednesday, September 30

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Lure. Local composer David Goldberg, with support from members of The Port Washington Play Troupe, will present a staged reading of a new musical comedy. This will be the first public performance and will allow audience members to be part of the “workshopping” process. 7:30 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, October 2

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, October 6

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

Hypertension Screening

Wednesday, October 7

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

Tech Help

Wednesday, October 7

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each Wednesday, stop by the Reference Desk for help with your devices. 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, October 9

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, October 13

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

Hypertension Screening

Wednesday, October 14

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

Tech Help

Wednesday, October 14

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each Wednesday, stop by the Reference Desk for help with your devices. 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, October 16

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, October 20

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

Hypertension Screening

Wednesday, October 21

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

Tech Help

Wednesday, October 21

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each Wednesday, stop by the Reference Desk for help with your devices. 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, October 23

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, October 27

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

Hypertension Screening

Wednesday, October 28

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

Tech Help

Wednesday, October 28

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each Wednesday, stop by the Reference Desk for help with your devices. 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, October 30

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, November 3

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

Hypertension Screening

Wednesday, November 4

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

Tech Help

Wednesday, November 4

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each Wednesday, stop by the Reference Desk for help with your devices. 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, November 6

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, November 10

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

Hypertension Screening

Wednesday, November 11

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

Tech Help

Wednesday, November 11

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each Wednesday, stop by the Reference Desk for help with your devices. 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, November 13

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, November 17

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

Hypertension Screening

Wednesday, November 18

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

Tech Help

Wednesday, November 18

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each Wednesday, stop by the Reference Desk for help with your devices. 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, November 20

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, November 24

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

Hypertension Screening

Wednesday, November 25

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

Tech Help

Wednesday, November 25

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each Wednesday, stop by the Reference Desk for help with your devices. 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, November 27

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, December 1

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

Hypertension Screening

Wednesday, December 2

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

Tech Help

Wednesday, December 2

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each Wednesday, stop by the Reference Desk for help with your devices. 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, December 4

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, December 8

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

Hypertension Screening

Wednesday, December 9

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

Tech Help

Wednesday, December 9

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each Wednesday, stop by the Reference Desk for help with your devices. 2 to 4 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, December 11

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game! Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Local History Center.

Chess

Tuesday, December 15

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.