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.
- December 2013
Bad Boy: My Life On and Off the Canvas. (Crown, May 2013). 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. He and his wife, artist April Gornik, live on eastern Long Island.
- March 2014
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.
The return of the popular Paperback Book Swap 1-4 p.m. Bring your adult, teen and children’s paperbacks – good condition only! – to the library’s meeting room for a free, friendly swap. No more than 20 books per person. Books are not accepted in advance. Note that we make an exception for hardcover children’s books including board books. Browsers welcome! Last books accepted at 3:30.
- April 2014
- May 2014
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 event will again be held at the North Hills Country Club, Manhasset. Best-selling novelist Susan Isaacs returns as moderator. Authors to be announced.