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

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


47th Annual Richard D. Whittemore Book & Author Luncheon

Friday, May 13

11:00 am - 2:30 pm

The Friends of the Library is proud to announce the two outstanding authors who will be featured at its signature Book & Author Luncheon:  Pulitzer Prize-winner Stacy Schiff will speak about her best-selling nonfiction book The Witches: Salem 1692 along with Garth Risk Hallberg discussing his highly acclaimed debut novel, City on Fire. Port’s own best-selling novelist Susan Isaacs returns as program moderator. The Luncheon will be held Friday, May 13 at the North Hills Country Club in Manhasset. The FOL welcomes individual and corporate Luncheon sponsors beginning at $250. To learn about the benefits of sponsorship – which includes bypassing first-come first-served ticketing to this sellout event – please contact FOL members Margaret DeSiervo (, 883-2722) or Nancy Wright (, 883-8418).

Reservation brochures are now in the library. You may also print out the brochure here,  fill it out, and mail it back. Tickets are $75.

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FOL Meet the Author Series: Rebecca Schiff

Tuesday, May 17

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Friends of the Library presents first-time author Rebecca Schiff, who grew up in Port, who has written an acclaimed book of short stories, The Bed Moved (Knopf). Books will be available for purchase and signing.

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Monday, May 23

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Half of all retirees will require long-term care. This workshop will explore the benefits of insurance along with the options and costs. Register at the Information Desk, or call 516-883-4400, ext. 136.

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FOL Meet the Author Series: Lauren Belfer

Tuesday, June 14

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The New York Times-bestselling author of A Fierce Radiance and City of Light returns with a new powerful and passionate novel—inspired by historical events—about two women, one European and one American, and the mysterious choral masterpiece by Johann Sebastian Bach that changes both their lives.  The FOL welcomes author Lauren Belfer discussing her new historical novel After the Fire.  Books will be available for purchase and signing.


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