Please note: Contributions to the FOL support these programs. Those individuals or businesses interested in sponsoring Friends programs should contact Ellen Zimmerman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact us at email@example.com or through the library’s Community Relations Office at 883-4400, ext. 130.
Sunday, March 16
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Join the FOL in a program honoring Professor Edmund Epstein, an internationally known literary scholar who specialized in James Joyce. He was a long-time Port Washington resident known for his lectures at the library sponsored by the FOL and the book discussion group he led. He died April 1, 2012. This program features a performance of William Luce’s one-woman play “The Belle of Amherst” about the poet Emily Dickinson. Performed by Melanie Lipton.
Saturday, March 22
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Friends of the Library’s popular Paperback Swap returns Saturday March 22 from 1 to 4 p.m.– and this time you can contribute your gently used DVDs too! DVDs must be operable and in original cases. DVDs for all ages accepted.
Bring your adult, teen and children’s paperbacks— good condition only! — for a free, friendly swap. We will accept hardcover children’s books including board books. No more than 20 books and 20 DVDs per person. Books and DVDs are not accepted in advance and we stop accepting items at the event at 3:30 p.m. Browsers welcome.
Note new location: Upstairs on mezzanine level and in Hagedorn meeting room.
Thursday, March 27
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Friends of the Library presents artist Eric Fischl on Thursday March 27 at 7:30 pm, author of Bad Boy: My Life On and Off the Canvas. Renowned American artist Eric Fischl has written a penetrating, often searing exploration of his coming of age as an artist, and his search for a fresh narrative style in the highly charged and competitive New York art world in the 1970s and 1980s. With such notorious and controversial paintings as “Bad Boy” and “Sleepwalker,” Fischl joined the front ranks of America artists, in a high-octane downtown art scene that included Andy Warhol, David Salle, Julian Schnabel, and others. It was a world of fashion, fame, cocaine and alcohol that for a time threatened to undermine all that Fischl had achieved. “Bad Boy” takes the reader on a roller coaster ride through the passion and politics of the art world as it has rarely been seen before. This event co-sponsored with the library’s Art Adivsory Council.
Sunday, April 27
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Please join us for THE EDNA PROJECT: The poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay, set to music by Liz Queler and Seth Farber. An eclectic, imaginative collection of 21 songs spanning folk,bluegrass, rock and jazz.
Friday, May 16
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Reserve early for the Friends’ 45th Annual Richard D. Whittemore Book & Author Luncheon. Reservation brochures will be available in the library and online beginning April 1, 2014. The featured authors will be essayist Delia Ephron (Sister Mother Husband Dog) and historical novelist Kevin Baker (The Big Crowd). Best-selling novelist Susan Isaacs returns as moderator. The event will again be held at the North Hills Country Club, Manhasset.