Upcoming Events

  • August 2014
    • 29 Fri

      • 29 Fri

        12:10 pm

        Sandwiched In

        SANDWICHED IN: Sweepings (1933-80 min.). Starting with almost nothing after the great Chicago fire, Daniel Pardway (Lionel Barrymore) builds the biggest department store in town. When he is ready to pass on the business to his three sons and daughter, he is dismayed to discover than none has the character or grit to take up the reins. Screenwriter Lester Cohen adapted his own novel for director John Cromwell. Max Steiner composed the score. 12:10 p.m.

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      • 29 Fri

        2:00 pm

        Scrabble

        SCRABBLE PLAYERS: Join us for a game. Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. all summer.

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      • 29 Fri

        7:30 pm

        Film

        SILENT COMEDY WITH LIVE PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT: Film historian Philip Harwood will introduce Edward Sedgwick’s comedy classic The Cameraman (1928-76 min.), in which a lovesick tintype photographer (Buster Keaton) tries to become a newsreel photographer to impress a woman (Marceline Day) working at a news service. Ben Model will supply live piano accompaniment. 7:30 p.m.

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  • September 2014
    • 2 Tue

      • 2 Tue

        All day

        Registration

        EMPIRE SAFETY COUNCIL: Registration begins September 2 for a defensive driving class for all ages on Saturday, October 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Your check or money order for $28 made payable to Empire Safety Council is due at registration. No cash. Late arrivals will not be admitted or fee refunded. For Port Washington residents only.

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      • 2 Tue

        All day

        Registration

        YOGA: Registration begins September 2 for 6 Wednesday classes (October 22 to November 26) at 6 p.m. With Karen Carter. For all levels. Bring a mat. Cash or check for $35 for the series is due at registration.

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      • 2 Tue

        2:00 pm

        Chess

        CHESS: All levels welcome. Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

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    • 3 Wed

      • 3 Wed

        7:30 pm

        Film

        HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ALAN LADD! We remember the actor (born this day in 1913 in Hot Springs, Arkansas) with a screening of Captain Carey, U.S.A. (1950-82 min.). Former operative Webb Carey (Ladd) returns to Orta, near Milan, to learn who betrayed his O.S.S. team and caused the death of several villagers. He discovers that his former lover Giulia (Wandra Hendrix), whom he thought dead at the hands of the Nazis, is alive and married to Baron Rocco de Greffi (Francis Lederer). Screenwriter Robert Thoeren adapted Martha Albrand’s novel for director Mitchell Leisen. 7:30 p.m.

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    • 5 Fri

      • 5 Fri

        12:10 pm

        Sandwiched In

        SANDWICHED IN: 9/11 — An American Requiem (2011-93 min.). In this documentary, 9/11 responders from Long Island share harrowing accounts and demonstrate the strength of community, character and civic duty. Screening and discussion with Patrick Flynn and Julie Broihier, of the WTC Health Program at Stony Brook University. 12:10 p.m.

         

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      • 5 Fri

        2:00 pm

        Scrabble

        SCRABBLE PLAYERS: Come and join us for a game! New location: Hagedorn Room. Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m.

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      • 5 Fri

        3:00 pm

        Lecture

        FUTURE FOCUS: Global Change. Heat and drought in California, tsunamis in Asia, record snow and floods in Northern Europe, seas warming, ice caps melting, and tropical diseases in Chicago, while politicians argue and academics publish conflicting reports. Dr. Ronald Brown will answer all your questions. Part 1 of a 4 part series. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. 3 p.m.

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      • 5 Fri

        7:30 pm

        Film Lecture

        DISASTER-A-GO-GO: Film and pop culture historian Pat S. Fitzgerald takes a humorous look at disaster cinema. 7:30 p.m.

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    • 7 Sun

      • 7 Sun

        2:00 pm

        Film Lecture

        NEW YORK CLASSIC FILM CLUB: Dr. Dan Pompa selects influential films and invites speakers who have been affected by them, or who have relatives or friends who witnessed the making of these films. Today’s selection is Double Indemnity (1944-108 min.), in which femme fatale Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck) lures insurance agent Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray) into a plot to kill her husband. Director Wilder and author Raymond Chandler adapted James M. Cain’s novel. Refreshments will be served. 2 p.m.

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    • 8 Mon

      • 8 Mon

        2:30 pm

        Art Lecture

        VIRTUAL VISITS: The Barnes Foundation. In 1922, Albert C. Barnes established the Barnes Foundation, which holds a remarkable collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and early Modern paintings. The collection also includes Native American art, African sculpture, and decorative objects and antiquities from the Mediterranean region and Asia. Join Ines Powell for an exploration of this venerable institution. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. 2:30 p.m.

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      • 8 Mon

        7:00 pm

        Tech Workshop

        GOOGLE WEBMASTER TOOLS FOR BEGINNERS with Inna Bosikova, Ph.D. Webmaster Tools is a free Google service that helps users understand how Google views a particular website.  Free but registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk, or by calling 883-4400, Ext. 136. 7 p.m.

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      • 8 Mon

        7:00 pm

        Film Lecture

        ROBERT WISE CENTENNIAL: Film historian Philip Harwood will discuss the life and career of the Oscar-winning filmmaker, who was born on September 10, 1914 in Winchester Indiana. Tonight’s screening will be the science fiction masterpiece The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951-70 min.) in which an alien named Klaatu (Michael Rennie) and his powerful robot Gort land on earth on a vital mission: to prevent earthlings from waging nuclear war. Edmund H. North scripted, and Bernard Herrmann provided a theremin-laced score. Note the early start time: 7 p.m.

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      • 8 Mon

        All day

        Registration

        Tai Chi from the Arthritis Foundation: Registration begins September 8 for a series of seven Thursday classes from 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. Payment of $20 is due at registration. Classes meet September 18, October 2, 9, 23, 30 & November 6, 13. Port residents only.

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    • 9 Tue

      • 9 Tue

        11:00 am

        Health Screening

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

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      • 9 Tue

        2:00 pm

        Chess

        CHESS: All levels welcome. Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

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      • 9 Tue

        7:30 pm

        Book Preview

        TOPICAL TUESDAY: Book Buzz. A representative from Penguin Random House will visit to present forthcoming hot titles from the fall and spring publishing seasons. Learn about tomorrow’s bestsellers before they become bestsellers and receive advance readers copies, book club resources, tote bags and more! Refreshments. 7:30 p.m.

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    • 11 Thu

      • 11 Thu

        7:30 pm

        Film Lecture

        DIRECTOR’S CUT: Film expert John Bosco will screen and discuss The Invisible Woman (2014-111 min.). Director Ralph Fiennes also stars as English author Charles Dickens, who takes actress Ellen “Nelly” Ternan (Felicity Jones) as his mistress. Dismayed by his emotional cruelty and his determination to keep her a secret, Ellen must decide the fate of the relationship. Abi Morgan scripted, from Claire Tomalin’s biography of Ternan. Recommended for adults. 7:30 p.m.

         

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    • 12 Fri

      • 12 Fri

        12:10 pm

        Sandwiched In

        SANDWICHED IN: The Star Spangled Banner. September 14, 2014 marks the 200th anniversary of our national anthem. It was written by Francis Scott Key following the British naval bombardment of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. Pianist Linda Pratt and baritone Frank Hendricks will perform songs and musical compositions from the era, concluding with a rendition of the original version of “The Star Spangled Banner.” 12:10 p.m.

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      • 12 Fri

        2:00 pm

        Scrabble

        SCRABBLE PLAYERS: Come and join us for a game! New location: Hagedorn Room. Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m.

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      • 12 Fri

        7:30 pm

        Film

        “WATCHTOWER” (2012-100 min.). A man and a woman seek refuge from the world — Nihat (Olgun Simsek) at a remote forest fire tower, Seher (Nilay Erdonmez) in her room at a rural bus station. When their lives collide, each has to fight a battle of conscience in the presence of the other. Pelin Esmer scripted and directed this Turkish drama. Also, a Greek village comes together to invite a visitor to stay in Althea C. Avramis’s short, The Foreigner (2012-17 min.). Both films are subtitled. A Film Movement release. 7:30 p.m.

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    • 13 Sat

      • 13 Sat

        10:00 am

        Discussion Group

        NEXT CHAPTER: Join us for a discussion of current events. Bring your opinion! 10 a.m. to noon.

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      • 13 Sat

        2:00 pm

        Gallery Receptions

        ART & PHOTOGRAPHY RECEPTIONS: Meet Karin Batten and Alan Richards in the galleries. 2 to 4 p.m.

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    • 14 Sun

      • 14 Sun

        3:00 pm

        Live Music

        THIS IS RAGTIME with Terry Waldo. In memory of Beverly Halm. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 3 p.m.

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    • 15 Mon

      • 15 Mon

        3:00 pm

        Opera Lecture

        AFTERNOON AT THE OPERA: Madama Butterfly. Set in Nagasaki, Japan in 1904, Giacomo Puccini’s opera tells the story of an arranged, temporary marriage between Lieutenant F.B. Pinkerton of the U.S. Navy and Cio-Cio-San, a naïve 15-year-old geisha girl. Join Professor James Kolb for this audio/visual lecture. 3 p.m. 

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      • 15 Mon

        3:30 pm

        Book Discussion

        GREAT BOOKS DISCUSSION GROUP: A discussion of Stendahl’s Charterhouse of Parma. New time. 3:30 p.m.

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    • 16 Tue

      • 16 Tue

        2:00 pm

        Chess

        CHESS: All levels welcome. Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

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    • 19 Fri

      • 19 Fri

        2:00 pm

        Scrabble

        SCRABBLE PLAYERS: Come and join us for a game! New location: Hagedorn Room. Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m.

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    • 23 Tue

      • 23 Tue

        2:00 pm

        Chess

        CHESS: All levels welcome. Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

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    • 26 Fri

      • 26 Fri

        2:00 pm

        Scrabble

        SCRABBLE PLAYERS: Come and join us for a game! New location: Hagedorn Room. Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m.

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    • 30 Tue

      • 30 Tue

        2:00 pm

        Chess

        CHESS: All levels welcome. Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m.

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