Upcoming Events

Delayed opening

Friday, March 6

11:00 am - 9:00 pm

The Library will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Sandwiched In

Friday, March 6

12:10 pm - 2:10 pm

SANDWICHED IN. Women Artists You Should Know: Masterpieces from 1060 AD to the Present. Nassau County Museum docent Evelyn Silver will focus on the painting and sculpture of 30 influential women, including Mary Cassatt, Frida Kahlo and Georgia O’Keeffe. Lesser known artists such as Coster, Bonheur, and Valadon will also be discussed. 12:10 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, March 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.

Film

Friday, March 6

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

“THE SKELETON TWINS” (2014-93 min.). SNL alumnae Kristin Wiig and Bill Hader play estranged twins, who, having coincidentally cheated death on the same day, reunite to mend their relationship. 7:30 p.m.

Career Workshop

Saturday, March 7

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

RESUME & COVER LETTER WORKSHOP. Small group resume and cover letter preparation workshop for job seekers. Free but registration is required. Sign up at the Reference Desk, or call 516-883-4400, ext. 111. 10 a.m.

Career Workshop

Saturday, March 7

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES WORKSHOP: Karen McKenna gives tips on how to optimize your career search and find successful employment. Free but registration is required. Sign up at the Reference Desk, or call 516-883-4400, ext. 111. 1 p.m.

Photography Reception

Saturday, March 7

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

TIM WOODS. Meet the photographer whose work is on display in the Martin Vogel Photograhy Gallery throughout March and April. 2 to 4 p.m.

Live Music

Sunday, March 8

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

MOSTLY MOPTOP. Nobody does The Beatles better than these guys. Bring the family! 3 p.m.

Financial Workshop

Monday, March 9

7:00 am - 9:00 pm

LIFE INSURANCE: IT’S NOT ONLY TO PROTECT YOUR LOVED ONES. This workshop focuses on strategies for using life insurance, which offers many benefits you may not know about. Sign up at the Information Desk, or call 516-883-4400, ext. 136. 7 p.m.

Health Screening

Monday, March 9

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

CANCER SCREENINGS. The St. Francis health van will be in the parking lot for breast and prostate cancer screening. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Art Discussion

Monday, March 9

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

VIRTUAL VISITS. The National Gallery, Part 3: 19th Century France. Ingres and Delacroix dominated the first part of the century. During the 1860s and 1870s, several innovative artists emerged, later becoming known as the Impressionists. Join Ines Powell for a discussion of works by Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, Degas, Morisot and Sisley. Part 4 will be on April 13. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 2:30 p.m.

Film

Monday, March 9

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

“ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE” (2013-123 min.). A vampire (Tom Hiddleston) reunites with his lover, (Tilda Swinton), though their romance—which has already endured several centuries—is disrupted by the arrival of Eve’s uncontrollable younger sister. Jim Jarmusch scripted and directed. Recommended for adults. 7:30 p.m.

Health Screening

Tuesday, March 10

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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

Chess

Tuesday, March 10

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Book Discussion

Wednesday, March 11

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION: Arcadia by Lauren Groff, facilitated by Keith Klang. Books available at the Information Desk. 7:30 p.m.

Film

Thursday, March 12

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

DIRECTOR’S CUT. Film expert John Bosco remembers filmmaker Mike Nichols, who passed away in 2014, with a screening and discussion of the classic comedy Working Girl (1988-115 min.), in which Wall Street secretary Melanie Griffith battles her way out of the secretarial pool. Harrison Ford and Sigourney Weaver co-star. 7:30 p.m.

Sandwiched In

Friday, March 13

12:10 pm - 2:10 pm

SANDWICHED IN. New York’s World’s Fairs. Join Ronald J. Brown for an exploration of the historic fairs of 1939-40 and 1964-65. 12:10 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, March 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.

Live Music

Friday, March 13

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

THE THE BAND BAND. A musical tribute to The Band. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. 7:30 p.m.

Discussion Group

Saturday, March 14

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Live Music

Sunday, March 15

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

RAPHAËL SÉVÈRE. The clarinetist performs selections from Brahms, Boulez and others, accompanied by pianist Paul Montag. Story in this issue. 3 p.m.

Lecture

Monday, March 16

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

AFTERNOON AT THE OPERA: La Traviata. Giuseppe Verdi and librettist Francesco Maria Piave adapted La Traviata from Dumas’s novel and play The Lady of the Camellias. It premiered at the Teatro La Fenice in 1853, and cemented the success Verdi had previously realized with Rigoletto and Il Trovatore. Join Professor James Kolb for a multimedia lecture. 3 p.m.

Book Discussion

Monday, March 16

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm

GREAT BOOKS. For discussion: An Essay in Aesthetics by Roger Fry. 3:30 p.m.

Business

Monday, March 16

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

STARTING & GROWING YOUR OWN BUSINESS: Part 1 of a 3-part business workshop series presented by SCORE Long Island. Sign up at the Information Desk, or call 516-883-4400, ext. 136. 7 p.m.

Chess

Tuesday, March 17

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Board Meeting

Wednesday, March 18

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

BUDGET HEARING AND LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING. The public is invited at 7:30 p.m.

Nautical Presentation

Wednesday, March 18

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

WOODEN BOATS. Donn Costanzo, of classic boat designers Wooden Boat Works, offers a multimedia presentation on wooden boat design and restoration. He will discuss the graceful boat designs of William Fife III, among others. Refreshments will be served. 7:30 p.m.

Book Discussion

Thursday, March 19

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

NON-FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION: A discussion of Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert Massie, facilitated by Keith Klang. Books available at the Information Desk. 1:30 p.m.

Art Lecture

Thursday, March 19

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

3RD THURSDAY@3: Sculpture in the Age of Donatello. Professor Thomas Germano discusses the 23 masterpieces of early Florentine Renaissance sculpture currently being exhibited at New York’s Museum of Biblical Art. These extraordinary pieces, created in the early 15th century, adorned “Il Duomo,” Florence’s central cathedral. Please note new time. 3 p.m. AAC

Sandwiched In

Friday, March 20

12:10 pm - 2:10 pm

SANDWICHED IN. Essential Perennials. Join famed horticulturist Tom Christopher for an introduction to the newest and best perennial flowers. An FOL Friends & Family Weekend Event. 12:10 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, March 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.

Music

Friday, March 20

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

LIVE@PWPL. Robert Poe and his band perform the songs of the great rockabilly crooners. An FOL Friends & Family Weekend Event. 7:30 p.m.

Paperback Swap

Saturday, March 21

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

FOL PAPERBACK SWAP. Bring your gently used adult, teen and children’s paperbacks for a free, friendly swap. An FOL Friends & Family Weekend Event. 1 to 4 p.m.

FOL University

Sunday, March 22

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The Friends of the Library’s stimulating FOL University program returns Sunday March 22 at 1:30 p.m. in the library’s meeting room.  Modeled on the concept of  a one-day university, this events features lectures by two scholars on timely and fascinating topics, with a brief refreshment break in-between. The speakers will be Harry Chotiner of the NYU School for Professional Studies who will discuss the rise and fall of independent films, and Dr. Russell Powell, Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Center for Philosophy of Science at Boston University, explaining the phenomenon of “convergent evolution” and what it tells us about the nature of complex life as it has unfolded on Earth.

Business Workshop

Monday, March 23

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

WRITING A BUSINESS PLAN: Part 2 of a 3-part business workshop series presented by SCORE Long Island.  Sign up at the Information Desk, or call 516-883-4400, ext. 136. 7 p.m.

Film

Monday, March 23

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

“LOVE IS STRANGE” (2014-95 min.). After nearly four decades together, Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) finally tie the knot. But when George loses his job, the couple must sell their apartment and live apart until they can find an affordable home. Recommended for adults. 7:30 p.m.

Chess

Tuesday, March 24

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Port Writes

Wednesday, March 25

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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.

Health

Thursday, March 26

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

FUEL YOUR BODY. Learn how foods work together and how to prepare a well-balanced meal. Co-sponsored by the Fay J. Lindner Foundation. 7:30 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, March 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.

Film

Friday, March 27

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“GET ON UP” (2014-139 min.). Chadwick Boseman stars as James Brown, the Godfather of Soul, in this biographical drama from director Tate Taylor. 7:30 p.m.

Film

Sunday, March 29

2:00 pm - 4:45 pm

“GONE GIRL” (2014-149 min.). When his wife Amy (Oscar nominee Rosamund Pike) disappears, suspicion falls upon Nick (Ben Affleck). Gillian Flynn scripted, from her novel, for director David Fincher. Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry and Kim Dickens co-star. Recommended for adults. 2 p.m.

Business Workshop

Monday, March 30

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

MARKETING YOUR OWN BUSINESS: Part 3 of a 3-part workshop series presented by SCORE Long Island.  Sign up at the Information Desk, or call 516-883-4400, ext. 136. 7 p.m.

Film

Monday, March 30

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

“THE NOVEMBER MAN” (2014-108 min.). Ex-CIA operative Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan) finds himself pitted against former protégé David Mason (Luke Bracey) in a deadly game involving CIA officials and the Russian president-elect. Adapted from Bill Granger’s novel, There Are No Spies. Recommended for adults. 7:30 p.m.

Registration

Tuesday, March 31

All Day

TAI CHI. Presented by the Arthritis Foundation. Seven sessions on Thursdays, April 23 to June 4, from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. $20 fee payable at registration beginning today. For Port Washington residents only, and those not currently enrolled in any of our other exercise programs. Comfortable clothing and non-slip shoes or sneakers are recommended. 9 a.m.

Chess

Tuesday, March 31

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Scrabble

Friday, April 3

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, April 7

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Scrabble

Friday, April 10

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, April 14

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Scrabble

Friday, April 17

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, April 21

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Scrabble

Friday, April 24

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, April 28

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Scrabble

Friday, May 1

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, May 5

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Scrabble

Friday, May 8

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, May 12

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Scrabble

Friday, May 15

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, May 19

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Scrabble

Friday, May 22

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, May 26

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Scrabble

Friday, May 29

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, June 2

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Scrabble

Friday, June 5

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, June 9

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Scrabble

Friday, June 12

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, June 16

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Scrabble

Friday, June 19

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, June 23

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Scrabble

Friday, June 26

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, June 30

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Scrabble

Friday, July 3

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, July 7

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Scrabble

Friday, July 10

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, July 14

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Scrabble

Friday, July 17

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, July 21

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Scrabble

Friday, July 24

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, July 28

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Scrabble

Friday, July 31

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, August 4

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Scrabble

Friday, August 7

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, August 11

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Scrabble

Friday, August 14

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, August 18

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Scrabble

Friday, August 21

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, August 25

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Scrabble

Friday, August 28

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, September 1

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Chess

Tuesday, September 8

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Chess

Tuesday, September 15

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Chess

Tuesday, September 22

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Chess

Tuesday, September 29

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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