Upcoming Events

  • October 2014
    • 20 Mon

      • 20 Mon

        10:00 am

        Health Screening

        HEALTH SCREENINGS. The St. Francis Hospital outreach van will be providing free general health screenings. In the parking lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

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      • 20 Mon

        3:00 pm

        Music Lecture

        AFTERNOON AT THE OPERA: Aïda. Commissioned for the Cairo Opera House, Giuseppe Verdi’s Aïda tells the story of a captive Ethiopian princess and her rivalry with Amneris for the love of Radames. Constructed as a grand opera in the French style, there is passionate singing in arias, duets, and ensembles, a famous triumphal march, and extensive dance sequences. Join Professor James Kolb for this audio/visual lecture. 3 p.m. 

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      • 20 Mon

        3:30 pm

        Book Discussion

        GREAT BOOKS: The Melian Dialogue by Thucydides will be discussed. 3:30 p.m.

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      • 20 Mon

        7:00 pm

        Film

        POST-WAR ITALY THROUGH THE EYES OF CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN DIRECTORS. Professor Val Franco will screen and discuss The Star Maker (L’Uomo delle Stelle) (1995-113 min.). Giuseppe Tornatore’s thought-provoking, poignant, sometimes funny film follows con man Joe Morelli (Sergio Castellitto) as he tries to swindle the brave, hopeful and dignified peasants of impoverished, war-torn Sicily. In Italian with English subtitles. Note the early start time: 7:00 p.m. RESCHEDULED FROM OCTOBER 13. 

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    • 21 Tue

      • 21 Tue

        7:00 pm

        Film

        POST-WAR ITALY THROUGH THE EYES OF CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN DIRECTORS. Professor Val Franco will screen and discuss Michael Radford’s Il Postino (The Postman) (1995-108 min.), in which bumbling postman Mario Ruoppola (Massimo Troisi) enlists world-famous Chilean poet Pablo Neruda (Philippe Noiret) to help him woo Beatrice Russo (Maria Grazia Cuccinotta), the most beautiful woman in town. In Italian with English subtitles. Note the early start time: 7:00 p.m.

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      • 21 Tue

        7:30 pm

        Poetry Reading

        POETRY AT PORT. On the third Tuesday of each month, this program will feature popular Long Island poets followed by an open reading, and all are invited to participate! The readers for the inaugural reading are Evelyn Kandel and Sybil Bank. Lisa James hosts. 7:30 p.m.

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    • 22 Wed

      • 22 Wed

        8:00 pm

        Writing Workshop

        PORT WRITES. On the 4th Wednesday of every month, the group discusses their work and how to get it published. Facilitated by Michael Chaplan. 8 p.m.

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    • 23 Thu

      • 23 Thu

        7:30 pm

        Nautical Presentation

        NAUTICAL PRESENTATION: The Virginia Marshall Martus Collection. A look at the life and collections of the Port nautical enthusiast. Refreshments will be served. 7:30 p.m. NAC

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    • 24 Fri

      • 24 Fri

        12:10 pm

        Sandwiched In

        SANDWICHED IN: The Incomparable Mario Lanza. The tenor voice of Mario Lanza thrilled audiences around the world. Richard Knox will present many of Lanza’s greatest cinematic, radio and television appearances. Sponsored by the Sons of Italy, John Michael Marino Lodge #1389. 12:10 p.m.

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      • 24 Fri

        2:00 pm

        Scrabble

        SCRABBLE: Come and join us for a game! In the Local History Center. Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m.

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      • 24 Fri

        2:00 pm

        Chess

        CHESS: Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. throughout the autumn.

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      • 24 Fri

        7:30 pm

        Live Music

        LIVE @ PWPL: The Great Italian Songbook. Trio Ducati performs your favorite tunes. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Sons of Italy, John Michael Marino Lodge #1389. 7:30 p.m.

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    • 25 Sat

      • 25 Sat

        1:00 pm

        Paperback Swap

        FOL PAPERBACK SWAP: Bring your gently used adult, teen and children’s paperbacks to the library’s meeting room for a free, friendly swap. We will accept hardcover children’s books including board books. No more than 20 books per person. Books are not accepted in advance. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. From 1 to 4 p.m. Items accepted until 3:30 p.m.

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    • 26 Sun

      • 26 Sun

        3:00 pm

        Live Music

        10th ANNUAL LONG ISLAND TALENT CELEBRATION. Perfomances by Roger Street Friedman, Katie Pearlman and Butchers Blind. Hosted by WFUV’s John Platt. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 3 p.m.

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    • 27 Mon

      • 27 Mon

        7:00 pm

        Film

        POST-WAR ITALY THROUGH THE EYES OF CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN DIRECTORS. Professor Val Franco will screen and discuss Quiet Chaos (Caos Calmo) (2008-105 min.). Antonio Grimaldi’s adaptation of Sandro Veronesi’s novel follows successful businessman Pietro (Nanni Moretti), who copes with a tremendous loss in his personal life by observing daily life unfold at a nearby park. In Italian with English subtitles. Note the early start time: 7:00 p.m.

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    • 28 Tue

      • 28 Tue

        7:30 pm

        Film

        HALLOWEEN HORRORS: The Citadel (2012-84 min.). An agoraphobic father (Aneurin Barnard) teams up with a renegade priest (James Cosmo) to save his baby daughter from the clutches of a terrifying gang of feral children. This chiller from writer/director Ciaran Foy was shot in Glasgow and Dublin. 7:30 p.m.

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    • 29 Wed

      • 29 Wed

        7:30 pm

        Film

        HALLOWEEN HORRORS: Kaw (2007-92 min.). A small town is attacked by flocks of ravens. Sean Patrick Flanery, Stephen McHattie and Kristin Booth star in Sheldon Wilson’s follow-up to Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds (1960). 7:30 p.m.

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      • 29 Wed

        7:30 pm

        Conversations from Main St.

        CONVERSATIONS FROM MAIN ST.: Jeanine Tesori. At Landmark on Main Street. Free admission to Conversations programs thanks to the Angela & Scott Jaggar Foundation. 7:30 p.m.

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    • 30 Thu

      • 30 Thu

        7:30 pm

        Film

        HALLOWEEN HORRORS: The Haunting of Molly Hartley (2008-85 min.). Seventeen-year-old Molly (Haley Bennett) hopes to put her troubled past behind her with a fresh start at a new school, where she attracts the interest of popular student Joseph (Chace Crawford). But can her secrets stay buried, especially as she learns more about what awaits her once she turns eighteen? John Travis and Rebecca Sonnenshine scripted for director Mickey Liddell. 7:30 p.m.

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    • 31 Fri

      • 31 Fri

        12:10 pm

        Sandwiched In

        SANDWICHED IN: Boris & Bela. It’s Halloween — what better time to explore the careers of classic Hollywood horror icons Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi? Although Karloff and Lugosi were rivals for the meatiest roles in fantasy films, their careers often collided for some memorable cinematic collaborations. We’ll hear about their humble beginnings and their rise to stardom during this audio/visual lecture with Keith Crocker. 12:10 p.m.

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      • 31 Fri

        2:00 pm

        Scrabble

        SCRABBLE: Come and join us for a game! In the Local History Center. Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m.

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      • 31 Fri

        2:00 pm

        Chess

        CHESS: Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. throughout the autumn.

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