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.


FOL Paperback Swap

Saturday, March 24

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 — that is the only exception to our rule against hardcovers. 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 Meet the Author Series: Ron Fassler

Tuesday, April 10

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The author of Up in the Cheap Seats will discuss his memoir of life on Broadway. Made possible by the Friends of the Library.

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49th Annual Book & Author Luncheon

Friday, May 11

11:00 am - 2:30 pm

A luminous novel about three generations of an Irish immigrant family in Brooklyn and an intimate new epic of the American Revolution as told through six extraordinary lives will be the featured works at the Friends of the Library’s 49th Annual Richard D. Whittemore Book & Author Luncheon. The luncheon will be held Friday, May 11, 2018, at the North Hills Country Club in Manhasset. The FOL welcomes National Book Award-wining novelist Alice McDermott, who will speak about her new novel The Ninth Hour (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), and best-selling historian Russell Shorto, who will discuss Revolution Song: A Story of American Freedom (W.W. Norton & Company). Port’s own best-selling novelist Susan Isaacs returns as program moderator.

Tickets will be $85 per person. Reservation brochures will be available April 1 in the Library and printable online. Reservations must be made in advance. For more information email With the help of individual and corporate sponsorships, which begin at $250, the luncheon becomes a fundraiser for the FOL. Sponsors bypass first-come, first-served ticketing to the sell-out luncheon and sponsorships are tax deductible.  For information, please contact FOL Board members Margaret DeSiervo (, 516-883-2722) or Nancy Wright (, 516-883-8418).

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