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 Meet the Author Series: Holly Black

Sunday, October 8

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The FOL welcomes best-selling graphic novelist Holly Black on Sunday, October 8, at 3 p.m. Black is the author of best-selling contemporary fantasy books for kids and teens. Some of her titles include The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi), The Modern Faerie Tale series, the Curse Workers series, Doll Bones, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, the Magisterium series (with Cassandra Clare) and The Darkest Part of the Forest. She has been a a finalist for an Eisner Award, and the recipient of the Andre Norton Award, the Mythopoeic Award and a Newbery Honor. She currently lives in New England with her husband and son in a house with a secret door.

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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Resume & Cover Letter Workshop

Saturday, October 21

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presented by career counselor Karen McKenna. Register online here or at the Library.

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FOL Paperback Swap

Saturday, October 21

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bring your gently used adult, teen and children’s paperbacks to the library’s meeting room for a free, friendly event where hundreds of patrons swap thousands of books. We will accept hardcover children’s books including board books. No more than 20 books per person and no books accepted in advance. We stop accepting items at 3:30 p.m. Browsers welcome!

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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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