PWPL Art Gallery Named Karen and Ed Adler Gallery

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The Library is pleased to announce that the Art Gallery is being named for Karen and Ed Adler, in recognition of their continued and generous financial support of the Library and their special interest in the arts.

Ed Adler, the mayor of Sands Point, is one of the founding board members of the Port Washington Library Foundation. He and his wife Karen have been generous contributors to the Foundation’s endowment and to the new Children’s Library campaign. The couple have been lifelong devotees to the arts and the Library Board is honored to recognize their tremendous generosity.

“Karen and I have always shared an interest in the arts,” says Ed. “Touring galleries and museums has been a regular part of our married life for more than four decades. When we were raising our children in Port, the Library’s exhibitions and other programs in the arts brought us much pleasure for the many years when getting into the city together was rarely a possibility.

“In recent years we were able to resume museum and gallery visits in Manhattan and build our own collection, but we continue to enjoy the great creativity and talent exhibited at the Library. In fact, a painting exhibited in the Library’s gallery a few years ago graces the wall of my office in Manhattan. We can’t think of a more appropriate purpose for the income from our endowment gift.”

Director Nancy Curtin says of the naming, “a gallery named for this generous and involved couple adds distinction to our fine arts space. Their support fosters our mission to exhibit a wide array of artistic expression for the Port community.”


Gala 2016 – Saturday, September 24th


Mark your calendars for the Port Washington Library Foundation’s 13th Inspiration Gala on Saturday, September 24, 2016.
The Library Foundation is pleased to announce this year’s distinguished honorees: Port Washington Library Director Nancy Curtin; Sands Point Mayor and Library Foundation Board member Ed Adler; and Friends of the Library President Amy Bass. The trio will be celebrated for their work with our 5-star Library and the Port Washington community.

Sponsorship opportunities will be available. Information to follow.


Children’s Library Plans Shared at Parent Council Meeting

(Lynn Steinberg, President PC, Library Director Nancy Curtin and Jennifer Mannion, PC co-President)

Thank you to the Port Washington Parents Council (PC) for inviting Library Director, Nancy Curtin to share news about the exciting plans for the NEW Children’s Library. In attendance were Port Washington School Administrators, parent leaders, teacher union representatives and community members. Follow the plans as they come together at: