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

Friends & Family Weekend 2015

Friday, March 20 - March 22

All Day

The Friends of the Library invites library patrons of all ages to Friends & Family Weekend, March 20-22, which will feature events such as a Rockabilly concert, a book swap, and lectures by renowned scholars. All events are in the library’s meeting room.

The weekend kicks off on Friday March 20 with a “Sandwiched In” lecture at 12:10 p.m. featuring noted horticultural author Thomas Christopher speaking on his book “Essential Perennials.” Christopher, a graduate of the New York Botanical Garden School of Professional Horticulture, is a former columnist for Horticulture, House & Garden, and Country Living Gardener.  Christopher is a past speaker at the FOL’s Annual Book & Author Luncheon, and his appearance is part of the continuing FOL Meet the Author series.

At 7:30 pm Friday a “Live@PWPL” concert features “Rockabilly Crooners! With the Robert Poe Band.” This entertaining musical event is appropriate for adults and families with children 12 and over.

The events on Saturday March 21 (Paperback Swap) and Sunday March 22 (FOL University) are listed below.

“We invite the community to share Friends & Family Weekend with us, as we showcase the library as a friendly meeting place and cultural hub for patrons of all ages,” said Amy G. Bass, president of the FOL.

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FOL University

Sunday, March 22

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The Friends of the Library’s stimulating FOL University program returns Sunday March 22 at 1:30 p.m. in the library’s meeting room.  Modeled on the concept of  a one-day university, this events features lectures by two scholars on timely and fascinating topics, with a brief refreshment break in-between. The speakers will be Harry Chotiner of the NYU School for Professional Studies who will discuss the rise and fall of independent films, and Dr. Russell Powell, Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Center for Philosophy of Science at Boston University, explaining the phenomenon of “convergent evolution” and what it tells us about the nature of complex life as it has unfolded on Earth.

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Sandwiched In

Friday, March 27

12:10 pm - 2:10 pm

SANDWICHED IN. Duke Ellington! Saxophonist and educator Shenole Latimer, accompanied by pianist Al Quinn, performs and discusses the music of Duke Ellington. Along the way, he will visit the “Golden Age of Jazz” and explore Ellington’s influence on the Big Band Era. 12:10 p.m.

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FOL Meet the Author Series: Hilma Wolitzer

Tuesday, April 14

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join the Friends of the Library at this special program with renown novelist and Long Island resident Hilma Wolitzer, bestselling author of “An Available Man” and many other titles. 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 in the past two years has featured Roger Rosenblatt, Nelson DeMille, Gail Sheehy, Eric Fischl, George Vecsey, and Dr. Sandeep Jauhar. 

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46th Annual Book & Author Luncheon

Friday, May 15

11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Save the date for this highly anticipated event Friday May 15, 2015, at the North Hills Country Club in Manhasset!  Authors to be announced. Port’s own Susan Isaacs returns as moderator.

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