Upcoming Events

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, July 21

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Jim Picinich discusses Saving Washington, the inaugural exhibition of the New-York Historical Society’s Center for Women’s History. Lady Dolley Madison (1768-1849) is often remembered for saving the White House portrait of George Washington during the War of 1812. She was also the most influential woman in America during the nation’s formative years, a powerful force in an era when women were excluded from affairs of state. Saving Washington considers the contributions of women like Madison, whose private efforts helped implement the Constitution.

Scrabble

Friday, July 21

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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LIVE AT PWPL

Friday, July 21

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Tribute band I Me Mine accurately captures the look and sound of George Harrison’s 1991 Japanese tour, when the former Beatle revisited songs from every era of his career. Tom Cavanagh plays the part of George Harrison.

THE CENTENNIALS

Monday, July 24

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Film historian Philip Harwood discusses Susan Hayward (1917-1975), and screens I Want to Live! (1958-121 min.). A psychologist and a reporter try to save a call girl (Hayward) from execution for a murder she claims she did not commit.

Chess

Tuesday, July 25

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KEVIN SPACEY!

Wednesday, July 26

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The actor made his directorial debut with Albino Alligator (1996-97 min.), in which three thieves find themselves surrounded by police at a New Orleans bar. Matt Dillon, Faye Dunaway, Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna star in this intense thriller.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, July 28

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

“Wild By Nature.” Frank Vincenti of The Wild Dog Foundation teaches how to live in harmony with foxes and coyotes.

Scrabble

Friday, July 28

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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FAMILY FILM

Friday, July 28

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Moana (2016-107 min.). In ancient Polynesia, when a curse incurred by the demigod Maui (voiced by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) reaches impetuous Moana (Auli’i Cravalho), she answers the ocean’s call to seek out Maui and set things right.

THE CENTENNIALS

Monday, July 31

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Film historian Philip Harwood discusses Jane Wyman (1917-2007) and screens Johnny Belinda (1948-102 min.). A doctor tries to tutor a deaf/mute woman (Wyman), but his efforts are undermined when she is raped and the resulting pregnancy causes a scandal.

Chess

Tuesday, August 1

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Film: The Belle Of Broadway

Tuesday, August 1

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

(1926-61 min.). Madame Adele (Edith Yorke), once a great star of the Paris stage, enlists a young American actress to perform as the rejuvenated Madame Adele, and both become the darlings of Paris.

Happy Birthday, Ann Dvorak

Wednesday, August 2

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The actress stars in Cafe Hostess (1940-65 min.) as Jo, a “percentage girl” at the notorious Club 46, who sees a way out of her sordid life when she meets a good-hearted sailor.

Sandwiched In:  “Songbirds”

Friday, August 4

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Singer-songwriter Patricia Shih celebrates five female folk artists: Ronnie Gilbert of the Weavers, Joan Baez, Mary Travers, Judy Collins and Joni Mitchell. Shih will perform, screen clips and discuss these giants of folk.

Scrabble

Friday, August 4

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Film: Hidden Figures

Friday, August 4

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

(2016-127 min.). A team of African-American women mathematicians serve a vital role in NASA during the early years of America’s space program. Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae star.

Val Franco Presents Bread & Tulips

Monday, August 7

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

(2000-114 min.) When Rosalba is left at a rest stop by her family, she waits for them in Venice, where she falls in love with the city and its inhabitants. In Italian with English subtitles.

AARP Defensive Driving

Tuesday, August 8

All Day

Registration begins today for a class on Saturday, September 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Check or money order payable to AARP is due at registration: $20 for AARP members (include membership number on check), $25 non-members. Port Washington residents only.

Exercise Over 50

Tuesday, August 8

All Day

Registration begins today for two series of classes: Tuesdays at 9 a.m. from September 5 through October 24 (chair class led by Nicole Asselta) and Thursdays at 9 a.m. from September 7 through October 26 (mat class led by Donna Harragan). The fee of $35 for each series is due at registration. For Port Washington residents.

Tai Chi

Tuesday, August 8

All Day

Registration begins today for a series of classes: Thursdays at 12:45 p.m. from September 14 through November 9 (no class on September 21). Led by Carin Sanders. The fee of $20 is due at registration. For Port Washington residents.

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!

Topical Tuesday:  “Blues Revolution”

Tuesday, August 8

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Film archivist Bill Shelley explores the blues pioneers and those they influenced.

Medicaid Sign-Up Help

Wednesday, August 9

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, August 9

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The public is welcome.

Sandwiched In: “Long Rhythm Road”

Friday, August 11

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Robert Cohen is your guide on an American musical journey from ragtime to rock ‘n’ roll. As Louis Armstrong sang, “rhythm saved the world.”

Scrabble

Friday, August 11

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Happy Birthday, Cecil B. Demille

Friday, August 11

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The filmmaker directed 80 movies in 44 years! In The Buccaneer (1938-126 min.), pirate Jean Lafitte (Fredric March) is drawn into the War of 1812.

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!

Virtual Visits

Monday, August 14

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Michael Norris discusses the Ancient Egypt galleries of the Met, which include sculpture, jewelry, mummies, a tomb and a temple. Made possible by the Friends of the Library.

Val Franco Presents The Page Turner

Monday, August 14

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

(2006-85 min.) In this psychological thriller, young Melanie’s musical ambitions are dashed by the thoughtless behavior of concert pianist Ariane. Ten years later, Ariane is unaware that her new page turner is that same girl. In French with English subtitles.

Intro To Mah Jongg

Tuesday, August 15

All Day

Registration begins today for a series of classes taught by Alex Pollack. Classes are on Mondays, September 11, 18 and 25, from 10 a.m. to noon. Payment of $20 is due at registration. For Port Washington residents.

North Fork Bus Trip

Tuesday, August 15

All Day

Registration begins today for a trip to the North Fork on Wednesday, October 11, departing the library at 9 a.m. The fee of $85 is due at registration.

Chess

Tuesday, August 15

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Craft for Kenya

Tuesday, August 15

3:00 pm

Donna Rosenblum of Reason2Smile will teach participants to make a beaded bracelet, supporting the Jambo Jipya School in Kenya. If you’re not already registered, stop by the Information Desk or call 516-883-4400, ext. 136. Adults at 3 p.m., Teens at 7:00 p.m.

Trivia Night

Wednesday, August 16

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Bring a team of four, or join one here.  If you’re not already registered, stop by the Information Desk or call 516-883-4400, ext. 136.

3rd Thursday at 3

Thursday, August 17

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Marc Kopman, Adjunct Professor of Art History at LIU, discusses the overlooked painter Vilhelm Hammershoi.

Director’s Cut: Silence

Thursday, August 17

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

(2016-160 min.) John Bosco screens Martin Scorsese’s film about two 17th century Portuguese Jesuit priests (Adam Garfield, Adam Driver) who travel to Japan to locate their mentor (Liam Neeson) and spread Catholicism.

Sandwiched In: “Uncle Max”

Friday, August 18

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

A look at the pioneering animator Max Fleisher. Film historian Richard Scileppi’s discussion will feature rare video and sketches.

Scrabble

Friday, August 18

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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John Ford of the Strawbs

Friday, August 18

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The singer-guitarist and his band perform selections from his work with the Strawbs and solo material.

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

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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.

Scrabble

Friday, September 1

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Chess

Tuesday, September 5

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, September 8

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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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

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Scrabble

Friday, September 15

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Chess

Tuesday, September 19

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, September 22

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Chess

Tuesday, September 26

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, September 29

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Chess

Tuesday, October 3

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, October 6

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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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

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Scrabble

Friday, October 13

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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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

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Scrabble

Friday, October 20

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Chess

Tuesday, October 24

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, October 27

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Chess

Tuesday, October 31

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, November 3

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Chess

Tuesday, November 7

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, November 10

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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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

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Chess

Tuesday, November 21

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, November 24

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Chess

Tuesday, November 28

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, December 1

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Chess

Tuesday, December 5

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, December 8

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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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

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Chess

Tuesday, December 19

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, December 22

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Chess

Tuesday, December 26

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Scrabble

Friday, December 29

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, January 9

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, February 13

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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