FOL Events

Please note: Contributions to the FOL support these programs. Those individuals or businesses  interested in sponsoring Friends programs should contact Ellen Zimmerman at ellengzimm@yahoo.com.

Contact us at fol@pwpl.org or through the library’s Community Relations Office at 883-4400, ext. 130.


UPCOMING Events

FOL University Lecture Program

Sunday, November 5

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

FOL University, the Friends of the Library’s lecture program featuring notable scholars and university professors, returns Sunday, November 5  at 1:30 p.m. with two timely and fascinating topics. Dr. Charles A. Riley II, newly named director of the Nassau County Museum of Art, will lecture on Fitzgerald and the Jazz Age, and best-selling author, linguist and Columbia U. professor Dr. John McWhorter will speak on his new book, Words on the Move: Why English Won’t – and Can’t – Sit Still. Refreshments will be served.

 

 

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FOL Meet the Author Series: Bill Schutt

Tuesday, November 14

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The FOL welcomes Bill Schutt, author of Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History, on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. Schutt is a biology professor at LIU Post. For centuries scientists have written off cannibalism as a bizarre phenomenon with little biological significance. Its presence in nature was dismissed as a desperate response to starvation or other life-threatening circumstances, and few spent time studying it. But the true nature of cannibalism–the role it plays in evolution as well as human history–is even more intriguing (and more normal) than the misconceptions we’ve come to accept as fact. In Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural Historyzoologist Bill Schutt sets the record straight, debunking common myths and investigating our new understanding of cannibalism’s role in biology, anthropology, and history in the most fascinating account yet written on this complex topic.

 

Books will be available for purchase and signing. This event is part of the FOL’s Meet the Author Series, which has featured such luminaries as Colm Toibin, Roger Rosenblatt, Nelson DeMille, Susan Isaacs, Hilma Wolitzer, Gail Sheehy, Eric Fischl, George Vecsey, and Michael Gross.

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The Cowsills in Concert

Saturday, November 18

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A rare, intimate, acoustic concert performance by the legendary Cowsills (Bob, Paul & Susan)! The group will perform their classic hits of the 60s in an evening of music, stories and incredible ‘family’ harmony. NOTE: Port Washington residents will receive priority entry.

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FOL Meet the Author Series: Fiona Davis

Tuesday, December 12

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The FOL welcomes novelist Fiona Davis on Tuesday, December 12, at 7:30 p.m. to discuss her new historical novel, The Address.  Davis, author of  the national bestseller The Dollhouse, returns with a compelling novel about the thin lines between love and loss, success and ruin, passion and madness, all hidden behind the walls of The Dakota—New York City’s most famous residence.  Fiona Davis lives in New York City and is a graduate of the College of William & Mary in Virginia and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. The Dollhouse was her first novel.

Refreshments will be served. Books will be available for purchase and signing. This event is part of the FOL’s Meet the Author Series, which has featured such luminaries as Colm Toibin, Roger Rosenblatt, Nelson DeMille, Susan Isaacs, Hilma Wolitzer, Gail Sheehy, Eric Fischl, George Vecsey, Michael Gross and Dr. Sandeep Jauhar.

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