Upcoming Events

Chess

Tuesday, May 26

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Film

Tuesday, May 26

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

“SPACE STATION 76” (2014-95 min.). Personalities and asteroids collide in this 1970s-style sci-fi movie from director Jack Plotnick. Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler, Jerry O’Connell and Keir (2001: A Space Odyssey) Dullea star. 7:30 p.m.

Port Writes

Wednesday, May 27

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

PORT WRITES. Discuss your work and how to get it published. Facilitated by Michael Chaplan. 8 p.m.

Sandwiched In

Friday, May 29

12:10 pm - 2:10 pm

SANDWICHED IN: “The Legacy of New Deal Art on L.I.” After an introduction to the WPA, this presentation will focus on existing New Deal art in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Some 50 murals and sculptures survive in post offices, schools and government buildings. Presenter Natalie Naylor teaches Long Island and American social history at Hofstra University. 12:10 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.

Film and Discussion

Friday, May 29

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

THE CENTENNIALS. Film historian Philip Harwood will discuss Alice Faye, who was born 100 years ago on May 5. Tonight’s film will be Otto Preminger’s classic film noir, Fallen Angel (1945-97 min.), also starring Dana Andrews and Linda Darnell. Note the early start time: 7 p.m.

Registration

Monday, June 1

All Day

TAI CHI. Registration begins today at 9 a.m. for seven Thursdays starting at 12:45 p.m.: June 11, June 18, July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23 and July 30. Presented by the Arthritis Foundation. Fee of $20 payable at registration.

Book Meeting

Monday, June 1

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm

GREAT BOOKS.  Planning meeting for next year. 3:30 p.m

Website Workshop

Monday, June 1

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

SEO: SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION. Learn the basic rules of creating website structure, writing website content, and using web tools to analyze search engine effectiveness.  Free but registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk, or call 516-883-4400, ext. 136. 7 p.m.

Chess

Tuesday, June 2

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Board Meeting

Wednesday, June 3

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

WORKING SESSION OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES. The public is invited at 7:30 p.m.

Film

Wednesday, June 3

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

“TAXI!” (1932-69 min.). Independent cab drivers struggling against a taxi company consortium find a leader in Matt Nolan (James Cagney). Loretta Young, Guy Kibbee and George Raft co-star in this snappy Warner Bros. picture, which was scripted by Kubec Glasmon and John Bright and directed by Roy Del Ruth. 7:30 p.m.

Sandwiched In

Friday, June 5

12:10 pm - 2:10 pm

SANDWICHED IN: “Stephen Sondheim.” Mel Haber will trace Sondheim’s career, first as a lyricist for West Side Story and Gypsy, then as the writer of both words and music for Company, Sweeney Todd, and many others. Mr. Haber will screen video clips of “Send in the Clowns,” “Not While I’m Around,” “Not a Day Goes By” and “Being Alive.”  12:10 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.

Film

Friday, June 5

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

“LAGGIES” (2014-100 min.). Unable to commit to marrying her fiancé (Mark Webber), 29-year-old Megan (Keira Knightley) starts hanging around with her new pal, 16-year-old Annika (Chloe Grace Moretz). Sam Rockwell, Jeff Garlin and Ellie Kemper co-star in this comedy-drama from director Lynn Shelton. Recommended for adults. 7:30 p.m.

Art Discussion

Monday, June 8

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

VIRTUAL VISITS. Ines Powell discusses the National Portrait Gallery. Opened in 1968, it features portraits of famous Americans, the highlight being the Hall of Presidents. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. 2:30 p.m.

Computer Workshop

Monday, June 8

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

GOOGLE WEBMASTER TOOLS. Learn to use this free service that helps users understand how Google views a particular website. Free but registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk, or call 516-883-4400, ext. 136. 7 p.m.

Registration

Tuesday, June 9

All Day

YOGA. Registration begins today for a series of 6 classes on Wednesdays, July 1 through August 5, at 6 p.m. Instructor Stacy Lynn Avidon 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: $35, payable at registration. 9 a.m.

Health

Tuesday, June 9

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, June 9

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Book Discussion

Tuesday, June 9

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

MEET CHARLES AND MIRELLA AFFRON, authors of Grand Opera: The Story of the Met. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 7:30 p.m.

Book Discussion

Wednesday, June 10

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION: The Other Side of the Bridge by Mary Lawson. The troubled relationship between two brothers escalates when they both become attracted to the same woman. Facilitated by Keith Klang. Books available at the Information Desk. 7:30 p.m.

Art Reception

Thursday, June 11

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

JOANNE VON ZWEHL. A reception for the artist whose work is currently on display in the Main Gallery. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Book Discussion

Thursday, June 11

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

MEET COLM TOIBIN. The acclaimed author will sit for an exclusive, wide-ranging interview and will discuss his latest novel, Nora Webster. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 7:30 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.

Film

Friday, June 12

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

“HELLZAPOPPIN’” (1941-80 min.). Stage comedians Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson try to turn their play into a movie and bring together a young couple in love, breaking the “fourth wall” every step of the way. Martha Raye, Hugh Herbert, Mischa Auer co-star in H.C. Potter’s musical. Film historian Pat S. Fitzgerald will introduce and discuss the film. 7:30 p.m.

Sandwiched In

Friday, June 12

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

SANDWICHED IN: “How the Internet Changed the Media.” Brian Rose, Professor of Media Studies at Fordham University, will examine how the Internet has radically transformed the “old” media of newspapers, magazines, the recording industry, film, radio, and television. He will explore what lies ahead in era of “new” media. 12:10 p.m.

Discussion Group

Saturday, June 13

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Film

Sunday, June 14

1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

NEW YORK CLASSIC FILM CLUB. Dr. Dan Pompa selects influential films and invites speakers who can offer unique perspectives on them. Today’s selection is The Apartment (1960-125 min.). A young executive (Jack Lemmon) attempts to climb the corporate ladder by loaning out his apartment, but his plan backfires when he falls for the boss’s latest girlfriend (Shirley MacLaine). Director Billy Wilder scripted with I.A.L. Diamond. 1:30 p.m.

Opera Lecture

Monday, June 15

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

AFTERNOON AT THE OPERA: I Puritani, Vincenzo Bellini’s final opera, premiered in Paris in 1835, just before the composer’s untimely death at age 34. Like many other bel canto operas, it features a mad scene for the soprano, a beautiful aria for the tenor, and a rousing duet for the bass and baritone, with a rare happy ending! Join Professor James Kolb for a multimedia lecture. 3 p.m.

Website Workshop

Monday, June 15

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

MICROSOFT BING WEBMASTER TOOLS. Learn to use this free service to help manage your website and optimize its performance in Bing and Yahoo! search results. Free but registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk, or call 516-883-4400, ext. 136. 7 p.m.

Registration

Tuesday, June 16

All Day

INTERGENERATIONAL BUS TRIP: CALLING ALL METS FANS! Register beginning today at 9 a.m  for a bus trip to Citi Field. On Sunday, July 12, grandparents with grandchildren ages 10 and up are invited to enjoy a 1:10 p.m. game between the Mets and the Arizona Diamondbacks. Lunch will be provided and snacks will be available—all at no charge. The bus will leave the library promptly at 11 a.m. and arrive back around 5 p.m. Sponsored by the Tepper Intergenerational Fund of the Port Washington Library Foundation and the Mets Baseball Organization. 9 a.m.

Chess

Tuesday, June 16

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Board Meeting

Wednesday, June 17

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Film

Wednesday, June 17

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

 

“ROSEWATER” (2014-114 min.). After participating in a satirical segment on The Daily Show, Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari (Gabriel Garcia Bernal) is detained by Iranian forces, who brutally interrogate him under suspicion that he is a spy. Writer/director Jon Stewart adapted Then They Came for Me by Bahari and Aimee Molloy. Recommended for adults. 7:30 p.m.

Book Discussion

Thursday, June 18

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

NON-FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION: Mirador: Dreamed Memories of Irene Nemirovsky by Elizabeth Gille. The daughter of novelist Irene Nemirovsky comes to terms with her enigmatic mother. Facilitated by Keith Klang. Books available at the Information Desk. 1:30 p.m.

Art Lecture

Thursday, June 18

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

3RD THURSDAYS@3: “Flaming June: Late Victorian Art and the Fin de Siècle.” Flaming June by Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830-96) is a favorite of many. The painter and sculptor specialized in mythological subjects. Join Professor Thomas Germano for an exploration of his work. 3 p.m.

Film

Thursday, June 18

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

DIRECTOR’S CUT. Film expert John Bosco will screen and discuss A Most Violent Year (2014-125 min.). In New York City 1981, ambitious immigrant Abel Morales (Oscar Isaac) fights to protect his oil delivery business and his family during the most dangerous year in the city’s history. Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivola and Albert Brooks co-star in this drama from writer/director J.C. Chandor. Recommended for adults. 7 p.m.

Sandwiched In

Friday, June 19

12:10 pm - 2:10 pm

SANDWICHED IN: “Aging Well Is Not an Oxymoron.” Lilyan Strassman will discuss research that disproves negative beliefs about aging. She will look at views of aging in other cultures, and explore how to apply positive attitudes to enhance health and vitality. Ms. Strassman holds an MS in Social Work. 12:10 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.

Live Music

Friday, June 19

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

LIVE@PWPL: Acoustically Correct presents “The Best of Bowie.” David Bowie has frequently re-invented himself: Aladdin Sane, Ziggy Stardust, the Thin White Duke. Which is your favorite Bowie? Acoustically Correct covers them all. 7:30 p.m.

Career Workshop

Saturday, June 20

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

RESUME & COVER LETTER WORKSHOP. Small group resume and cover letter preparation workshop for job seekers. Free but registration is required. Sign up by stopping by the Reference Desk, or call 516-883-4400, ext. 111. 1 p.m.

Film

Sunday, June 21

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

“INTO THE WOODS” (2014-125 min.). Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Rapunzel (Mackenzie Mauzy), a baker and his wife (James Corden, Emily Blunt), and Jack of beanstalk fame (Daniel Huttleston) all face disillusionment in this musical from composer Stephen Sondheim, playwright and screenwriter James Lapine, and director Rob Marshall. 2 p.m.

Computer Workshop

Monday, June 22

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

GOOGLE ANALYTICS. Learn to use this free service, which generates detailed statistics about a website’s traffic and measures conversions and sales. Free but registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk, or call 516-883-4400, ext. 136. 7 p.m.

Chess

Tuesday, June 23

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Film

Tuesday, June 23

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

“FOXCATCHER” (2014-129 min.) Wrestling brothers (Channing Tatum and Oscar nominee Mark Ruffalo) join Team Foxcatcher—led by multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont (Steve Carell)—to train for the 1988 Olympic games in Seoul. Tragedy ensues. A true story from director Bennett Miller. Sienna Miller, Vanessa Redgrave and Anthony Michael Hall co-star. Recommended for adults. 7:30 p.m.

Film

Wednesday, June 24

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 action-packed movie. 7:30 p.m.

Sandwiched In

Friday, June 26

12:10 pm - 2:10 pm

SANDWICHED IN: Whiplash (2013-107 min.). A promising young drummer (Miles Teller) enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor (Oscar winner J.K. Simmons) who will stop at nothing to realize a student’s potential. Paul Reiser plays the boy’s father, Melissa Benoist is his girlfriend and Chris Mulkey is his uncle. Damien Chezelle scripted and directed. Recommended for adults. 12:10 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.

Film

Friday, June 26

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

“WHI9PLASH” (2013-107 min.). An encore presentation. 7:30 p.m.

Summer Sundays

Sunday, June 28

All Day

We will be closed today and every Sunday through Labor Day weekend. Beginning September 13, we will reopen on Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m.

Chess

Tuesday, June 30

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

Film

Tuesday, June 30

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SUSAN HAYWARD! The Oscar-winning actress was born this day in 1917. Tonight we present I Thank a Fool (1962-100 min.), in which a physician (Susan) is employed by an attorney (Peter Finch) who formerly prosecuted her on charges of euthanasia, to watch over his mentally ill wife (Diane Cilento). Karl Tunberg adapted Audrey Erskine-Lindop’s novel for director Robert Stevens. 7:30 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.

Holiday closing

Saturday, July 4

All Day

We will be closed today in observance of Independence Day. Happy 4th!

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.

Holiday closing

Saturday, September 5 - September 7

All Day

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

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.

Chess

Tuesday, October 6

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game on Tuesdays from 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.