Upcoming Events

Chess

Tuesday, March 28

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game! Note time change until April 18.

LIBRARY BUDGET INFORMATION SESSION AND MEET THE CANDIDATES NIGHT

Tuesday, March 28

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn about the proposed budget and meet the candidates for the Library Board of Trustees.

FILM

Wednesday, March 29

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!!” (2016-117 min.). College baseball players navigate their way through adulthood. Recommended for adults.

RECREATION ON LONG ISLAND SOUND

Thursday, March 30

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Captain Jerry McGrath will discuss sport fishing on Long Island. Learn about local fish, techniques, baits and lures.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, March 31

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

“Illustrating the Romantic Horizon, Part Two.” A look at geological surveys organized between 1867 and 1879. Presented by Professor Dennis Raverty.

Scrabble

Friday, March 31

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

FILM

Friday, March 31

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“HELL OR HIGH WATER” (2016-122 min.). A divorced dad and his ex-con brother try to save their family’s farm. Recommended for adults.

CONCERT

Sunday, April 2

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

OLIVIER STANKIEWICZ AND ALIVISE SINIVIA. The oboist and pianist perform.

TAI CHI REGISTRATION

Monday, April 3

9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Registration begins today for a series of eight Thursday classes, running April 20 through June 8 from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. (no class May 25). The fee of $20 is due at registration. For Port Washington residents.

FILM

Monday, April 3

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“DESIERTO” (2015-89 min.). Moises (Gael Garcia Bernal) is helping Adela (Alondra Hidalgo) make the arduous and illegal journey across the desert from Mexico to California. When they encounter hunter Sam (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and his vicious dog Tracker, the passage becomes a desperate race for their lives. Recommended for adults.

BUDGET VOTE AND TRUSTEE ELECTION

Tuesday, April 4

7:00 am - 9:00 pm

Library budget vote and trustee election from 7:00 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Chess

Tuesday, April 4

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game! Note time change until April 18.

CITIZENSHIP CLASS

Tuesday, April 4

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Each Tuesday in April. Topics include American history and government, preparing for the interview and dictation exercises. Call 516-883-4400, ext. 147 to register.

CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH

Wednesday, April 5

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A free, beginner-level class, meeting every Wednesday in April. To register, call 516-883-4400, ext. 147.

GREAT BOOKS DISCUSSION

Wednesday, April 5

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Essay on Walt Whitman from Proust Was a Neuroscientist by Jonah Lehrer. Copies of the essay are available at the Circulation Desk.

FILM

Wednesday, April 5

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BETTE DAVIS! The iconic actress, born this day in 1908, stars in Alfred E. Green’s comedy The Dark Horse (1932-74 min.) as Kay Russell, who recommends boyfriend Hal Blake (Warren William) as campaign manager for politician Zachary Hicks (Guy Kibbee)—even though Hal is in prison!

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, April 7

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

“Picturing Washington Square.” Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, Washington Square is a New York City landmark with a rich cultural legacy. Over the years many artists and writers have lived there, drawing inspiration from each other as well as from the scenery around them. Presenter Dr. Emily Kies Folpe teaches at NYU’s School of Professional Studies and is the author of It Happened on Washington Square.

Scrabble

Friday, April 7

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

GREAT HOLIDAYS

Friday, April 7

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

April Fool’s Day. In the days when the New Year was ushered in on March 25, the following week was filled with festivities, culminating in a celebratory April 1. Long since stripped of its New Year associations, April 1 has remained a day of jokes and fun. Join Dr. Ronald Brown for a discussion.

SOUNDSWAP

Friday, April 7

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Pianist/songwriter David Bennett Cohen returns. Made possible by the Friends of the Library.

Next Chapter

Saturday, April 8

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join a discussion of current events on the second Saturday of every month. Bring your opinions!

FILM

Sunday, April 9

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

“THE HANDMAIDEN” (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016-145 min.). A Korean woman (Kim Tae-ri) is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress (Kim Min-hee), but she is secretly involved in a plot to defraud her of a large inheritance. In Korean with English subtitles.

VIRTUAL VISITS

Monday, April 10

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Part 2). Ines Powell explores the collection. Made possible by the Friends of the Library.

FILM

Monday, April 10

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“DEEPWATER HORIZON” (2016-107 min.). A recreation of the 2010 disaster, when the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon exploded and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Gina Rodriguez, John Malkovich and Kate Hudson star. 7:30 p.m.

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, April 11

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free blood pressure screening conducted by St. Francis Hospital. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, April 11

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free blood pressure screening conducted by St. Francis Hospital.

Chess

Tuesday, April 11

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game! Note time change until April 18.

CITIZENSHIP CLASS

Tuesday, April 11

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Each Tuesday in April. Topics include American history and government, preparing for the interview and dictation exercises. Call 516-883-4400, ext. 147 to register.

FILM

Tuesday, April 11

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“BEFORE THE FLOOD” (2016 – 96 min.) A National Geographic documentary about the ways in which climate change is affecting our environment and what can be done to prevent future damage. Directed by Academy Award-winner Fisher Stevens and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio.

CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH

Wednesday, April 12

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A free, beginner-level class, meeting every Wednesday in April. To register, call 516-883-4400, ext. 147.

MEDICAID SIGN-UP HELP

Wednesday, April 12

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Free, walk-in assistance from the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council.

FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION

Wednesday, April 12

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Be Frank with Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson. Reclusive literary legend Mimi Banning hasn’t written anything in years, but after falling prey to a Ponzi scheme, she’s flat broke and is forced by her publisher to enlist a young assistant to monitor her progress. Discussion led by Keith Klang. Copies are available at the Information Desk.

DIRECTOR’S CUT

Thursday, April 13

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

John Bosco screens and discusses My King (Mon Roi) (2015-125 min.). Tony (Emmanuelle Bercot) is admitted to a rehabilitation center after a serious skiing accident. Dependent on medical staff and painkillers, she takes the time to look back on a tumultuous love relationship with Georgio (Vincent Cassel). In French with English subtitles. Note the early start time: 7 p.m.

Scrabble

Friday, April 14

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

FILM

Friday, April 14

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN” (2016-112 min.). Divorcee Rachel (Emily Blunt) becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation. Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Alison Janney and Lisa Kudrow co-star in this adaption of Paula Hawkins’ popular mystery novel.

RESUMES AND COVER LETTERS

Saturday, April 15

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

A small group workshop for job seekers, led by career counselor Karen McKenna. Register at the Reference Desk, or by calling 516-883-4400, ext. 111. 10 a.m.

INTERVIEWING SKILLS

Saturday, April 15

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn what to do before, during and after an interview. This small group workshop will cover how to conduct research, answer challenging questions, write thank you letters and present references. Presented by career counselor Karen McKenna. Register at the Reference Desk, or by calling 516-883-4400, ext. 111.

AFTERNOON ON BROADWAY

Monday, April 17

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Prof. James Kolb discusses Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun. The classic show tells the story of sharpshooter Annie Oakley, her success in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, and her battle, competition, and romance with Frank Butler.

FILM

Monday, April 17

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“ARRIVAL” (2016-116 min.). When twelve mysterious spacecrafts appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks (Amy Adams) is tasked with interpreting the language of the alien visitors. Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker co-star in this acclaimed sci-fi film.

Chess

Tuesday, April 18

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game! Note time change until April 18.

CITIZENSHIP CLASS

Tuesday, April 18

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Each Tuesday in April. Topics include American history and government, preparing for the interview and dictation exercises. Call 516-883-4400, ext. 147 to register.

CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH

Wednesday, April 19

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A free, beginner-level class, meeting every Wednesday in April. To register, call 516-883-4400, ext. 147.

GREAT BOOKS DISCUSSION

Wednesday, April 19

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

A discussion of Facing West From California’s Shores by Walt Whitman and The Golden West by Daniel Fuchs.

CLIMATE CHANGE AND IT’S POTENTIAL IMPACTS

Wednesday, April 19

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Dr. Kevin Reed, Assistant Professor at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University, presents a multimedia look at the latest developments in climate science. He will focus on his own research, which investigates how extreme weather events may change in the coming decades.

LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

Wednesday, April 19

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The public is invited at 7:30 p.m.

NON-FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION

Thursday, April 20

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Hero Of The Empire: The Boer War, A Daring Escape, and The Making of Winston Churchill by Candace Millard. During the Boer War in South Africa, a young Winston Churchill pulls off a daring escape from his captors, treks hundreds of miles with no supplies, and attempts to liberate his fellow soldiers. Led by Keith Klang. Copies are available at the Information Desk.

3RD THURSDAYS AT 3

Thursday, April 20

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In the Shadow of the Masters. Marc Kopman, Adjunct Professor of Art History at LIU, discusses the overlooked painter Jacob Jordaens.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, April 21

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

David Houston and Diana Heinlein present a dramatic adaptation of the 2017 Long Island Reads book, Erik Larson’s Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania. The reading, performed in the style of an old-time radio play, features music from the symphonic work and film scores of Erich Wolfgang Korngold.

Scrabble

Friday, April 21

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

EARTH ACTION DAY

Saturday, April 22

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Celebrate Earth Day with a variety of activities and events for all ages. Made possible by the Friends of the Library.

FILM

Sunday, April 23

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

“QUEEN OF KATWE” (2016-124 min.). A Ugandan girl (Madina Nalwanga) sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess. David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o and Martin Kabanza co-star in this docudrama.

ANNUITIES

Monday, April 24

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn about the value of annuities in retirement planning. Presented by Samuel J. Schiff, LUTCF. Register at the Information Desk, or by calling 516-883-4400, ext. 136.

STREAMING VIDEO

Monday, April 24

7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

PWPL staff present an intro to streaming video services and devices, their benefits, pricing, and limitations, as well as free services available through PWPL. This is an evening repeat of last month’s session.

Chess

Tuesday, April 25

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game! Note time change until April 18.

CITIZENSHIP CLASS

Tuesday, April 25

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Each Tuesday in April. Topics include American history and government, preparing for the interview and dictation exercises. Call 516-883-4400, ext. 147 to register.

CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH

Wednesday, April 26

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A free, beginner-level class, meeting every Wednesday in April. To register, call 516-883-4400, ext. 147.

WESTERN WEDNESDAY

Wednesday, April 26

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Our series of classic westerns returns with Mark Robson’s Roughshod (1948-88 min.), in which wrangler Clay Phillips (Robert Sterling) and his kid brother Steve (Claude Jarman Jr.) lend a hand to dance hall girl Mary Wells (Gloria Grahame), whose wagon has broken down. She in turn helps Clay when gunman Lednov (John Ireland) comes after him.

MAINTAINING BONE HEALTH AS WE AGE

Thursday, April 27

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Osteoporosis leads to a loss of bone mass, resulting in susceptibility to fractures, even on minor impact. Generally, older women are at risk, and many are unaware that they may be suffering from this condition. Dr. Subhashini Katumuluwa, who is currently conducting research on the effects of Vitamin D and calcium intake on bone health in women over sixty, will discuss this common disease. Dr. Katumuluwa is certified in preventive medicine, and is a Clinical Research Fellow at the Bone Mineral Research Center at Winthrop University Hospital.

SANDWICHED IN

Friday, April 28

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

“Gould, Guggenheims and the Gold Coast.” Ken Horowitz celebrates and showcases the Gold Coast mansions of Howard Gould and the Guggenheims including Castlegould, Hempstead House, Villa Carola/Trillora Court and Mille Fleurs. A question and answer session will follow. Ken Horowitz is the Docent Coordinator at Falaise and a docent at the Sands Point Preserve Conservancy.

Scrabble

Friday, April 28

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

FILM

Friday, April 28

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LIONEL BARRYMORE! Public Hero #1 (1935-89 min.). The ornery-yet-lovable actor, born this day in 1878, plays an alcoholic mob doctor in J. Walter Ruben’s drama, which also stars Chester Morris, Jean Arthur and Joseph Calleia.

FILMS

Sunday, April 30

1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

DEBBIE REYNOLDS DOUBLE FEATURE. The beloved actress passed away at 82 last December. We remember her with two sparkling romantic comedies directed by George Marshall, both released in 1959. Showgirl Maggie (Ms. Reynolds) demands a month of connubial celibacy from her new husband, Air Force sergeant Joe Fitzpatrick (Glenn Ford), in It Started with a Kiss (104 min.). After a brief intermission, we present The Mating Game (1959-96 min.), in which tax collector Lorenzo Charlton (Tony Randall) arrives at the farm of tax dodger Pop Larkin (Paul Douglas) and falls for the farmer’s daughter, Mariette (Debbie).

Chess

Tuesday, May 2

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game! Note time change until April 18.

Scrabble

Friday, May 5

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, May 9

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free blood pressure screening conducted by St. Francis Hospital. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Chess

Tuesday, May 9

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game! Note time change until April 18.

Scrabble

Friday, May 12

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Next Chapter

Saturday, May 13

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join a discussion of current events on the second Saturday of every month. Bring your opinions!

Chess

Tuesday, May 16

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game! Note time change until April 18.

Scrabble

Friday, May 19

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Chess

Tuesday, May 23

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game! Note time change until April 18.

Scrabble

Friday, May 26

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Chess

Tuesday, May 30

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game! Note time change until April 18.

Scrabble

Friday, June 2

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Chess

Tuesday, June 6

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game! Note time change until April 18.

Scrabble

Friday, June 9

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Next Chapter

Saturday, June 10

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join a discussion of current events on the second Saturday of every month. Bring your opinions!

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, June 13

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free blood pressure screening conducted by St. Francis Hospital. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Chess

Tuesday, June 13

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game! Note time change until April 18.

Scrabble

Friday, June 16

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Chess

Tuesday, June 20

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game! Note time change until April 18.

Scrabble

Friday, June 23

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Chess

Tuesday, June 27

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game! Note time change until April 18.

Scrabble

Friday, June 30

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Chess

Tuesday, July 4

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game! Note time change until April 18.

Scrabble

Friday, July 7

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Next Chapter

Saturday, July 8

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join a discussion of current events on the second Saturday of every month. Bring your opinions!

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, July 11

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free blood pressure screening conducted by St. Francis Hospital. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Chess

Tuesday, July 11

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game! Note time change until April 18.

Scrabble

Friday, July 14

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Chess

Tuesday, July 18

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game! Note time change until April 18.

Scrabble

Friday, July 21

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Chess

Tuesday, July 25

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game! Note time change until April 18.

Scrabble

Friday, July 28

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Chess

Tuesday, August 1

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game! Note time change until April 18.

Scrabble

Friday, August 4

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, August 8

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free blood pressure screening conducted by St. Francis Hospital. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Chess

Tuesday, August 8

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game! Note time change until April 18.

Scrabble

Friday, August 11

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!