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Library Calendar

Port Washington Public Library

One Library Dr.
Port Washington, NY 11050

Ongoing Exhibits

  • Holiday Decorations. Take time this holiday season to enjoy the lovely decorations placed throughout the library courtesy of the Port Washington Garden Club. The decorations will be on display Dec. 15 through Jan. 4.

  • N. Jay Jaffee - Always Toward the Light: 50 Years in Photography through Dec. 30. Mr. Jaffee interprets his experiences through photography. Although classic and documentary in style, his images do not easily conform to a particular school or philosophy. Instead they reflect his unique insights and impressions of people, events and nature. The artist, who lives on LI, continues to produce evocative and memorable black and white images. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Exhibition presented in cooperation with the Sarah Morthland Gallery and the Howard Greenberg Gallery, NYC.

  • Nursery School Art Exhibit. Children attending the Roslyn Trinity Cooperative Day School will have their artwork on display throughout the month.

  • Reginald B. Madison, the self-taught artist writes, "After many years of painting, faith is what my work is all about, faith in the activity itself, the ongoing involvement with the materials. The win or lose of each painting is to renew my process and interest in what it means to be a painter, an artist." On view through Dec. 30. The Art Advisory Council will host a reception for the artist on Dec. 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. Sponsored by the council.

Friday, December 12

Music Sandwiched In

George and Ira Gershwin: A Centennial Celebration with Dr. James J. Kolb. George Gershwin and his brother Ira frequently collaborated together. They revolutionized the Broadway musical stage, introducing blues and jazz rhythms, perky dance numbers and soulful ballads. This lecture, illustrated with musical excerpts, revisits the great songs the Gershwins created during the 1920s and '30s. Includes: Lady Be Good, Oh Kay!, Of Thee I Sing, Girl Crazy and Porgy and Bess. 12:10 p.m. Sponsored by the Music Advisory Council.

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

(1997, 124 min.) Steven Spielberg directs this sequel to his 1993 blockbuster and Jeff Goldblum reprises his role as the unconventional mathematician, Dr. Ian Malcolm. It's been four years since the secret disaster at John Hammond's Jurassic Park and now Malcolm finds himself with the terrifying realization that something has survived. With Julianne Moore, Vince Vaughn, Arliss Howard, Richard Shiff, Peter Stormare and Pete Postlewaite. 8 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Monday, December 15

Videomaker Shelly Silver

Presents Former East/Former West (1994, 62 min.). Shot in Berlin after the Reunification, this documentary examiens national identiy in post-Cold War Germany. Ms. Silver conducted hundreds of street interviews which recount, in a very immediate and personal way, how the people of Berlin view their lives, their city and their nation. 8 p.m.

Youth Advisory Council

New members in grades 6 through 12 are always welcome. For more information call Suzanne Ponzini, young adult librarian 883-4400, ext. 146. Meeting at 8 p.m.

Wednesday, December 17

Port Writes

A goup of self-motivated writers reading, discussing and critiquing their work. The group tries to provide inspiration, cultivation, encouragement, and support of individual efforts and ideas. Usually meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Facilitated by Port resident Doug Rokaw. The group is open to all and no registration required. 8 p.m.

Library Board of Trustees

Executive Session meeting at 7 p.m. The public is invited at 8 p.m.

Friday, December 19

Film Sandwiched In

Flim historian Megan Powers presents Mary Pickford in My Best Girl (1927, 81 min.) Pickford plays Maggie Johnson, the salesgirl in a five and dime store who falls in love with the owner's son, Joe Merrill (Charles Rogers). Will Maggie accept an offer of $10,000 from Merrill Sr. (Hobart Bosworth) to forget about his son? Find out at this screening of Sam Taylor's romantic comedy, beautifully restored and presented with a musical score. In her introduction, Ms. Powers discusses the life and career of Mary Pickford, one of the most beloved and powerful actresses in Hollywood history. 12:10 p.m.


(1996, 105 min.) A young prodigy's genius, and the love of his overbearing father, drive him to a complete nervous breakdown in Scott Hicks' biography of Australian pianist David Helfgott. The teenage David is played by Noah Taylor; Geoffrey Rush won an Oscar for his role as the adult Helfgott. Armin Mueller-Stahl portrays Helfgott's father; Sir John Gielgud his teacher, and Lynn Redgrave is the woman whose love heals him. 8 p.m.

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