Port Washington Public Library events in November 2023

Port Washington Public Library events in November 2023
Daughters of the American Revolution visit Port’s Historical Society / Photo by Robbie Lager

Sandwiched In with Dennis Raverty – World War One: Propaganda and Field Artists
Friday, November 10 @ 12:00 pm
Lapham Meeting Room and on Zoom
Professor Raverty will explore the “War to End All Wars,” the propaganda posters created during the First World War, and the field artists commissioned by the army to document the conflict. In honor of the Veteran’s Day holiday, the local VFW Post 1819 will perform a special flag ceremony at the start of the program.

Gold Coast International Film Festival Series – FAMILY SHORTS
Friday, November 10 @ 3:00 pm
Lapham Meeting Room
The Gold Coast International Film Festival is proud to present FAMILY SHORTS, a fantastic and fun program of short films perfect for the whole family! This 45-minute program is suitable for all ages and includes take-home movie-themed art activities.

Homebrew Music Coffeehouse
Friday, November 10 @ 7:00 pm
Lapham Meeting Room
The series aims to unite people over a shared love of music and introduce our Library community to fine, local musical talent.

Afternoon on Broadway: A Celebration of Cole Porter
Monday, November 13 @ 3:00 pm
Lapham Meeting Room
Join award-winning stage and film director Stephen Nachamie as he explores the life and music of the legendary Cole Porter. Mr. Nachamie will explore such musicals as Anything Goes, Can-Can, Silk Stockings, and more, as well as the many stars who made his songs into standards.

Art Lecture with Alice Schwarz – The Origins of Fauvism
Tuesday, November 14 @ 12:00 pm
Lapham Meeting Room
Henri Matisse and Andre Derain embarked on a partnership that led to a new, radical artistic language later known as Fauvism. Using the Met’s exhibition Vertigo of Color as a springboard, museum educator Alice W. Schwarz will explore their daring, energetic experiments with color and perspective. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Narcan Training
Tuesday, November 14 @ 7:00 pm
Lapham Meeting Room
Narcan Training is presented by the Central Nassau Guidance and Counseling Services staff. Acquire the skills necessary to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose. Attendees will receive free Narcan kits following this event.

RCP – Reanimación o Resucitación Cardiopulmonar – CPR (En español)
Thursday, November 16 @ 6:00pm
Lapham Meeting Room
Curso de RCP – Reanimación o Resucitación Cardiopulmonar – CPR (por sus siglas en inglés). Atragantamiento y AED. En este curso aprenderemos técnicas y pasos para prestar los primeros auxilios a una persona en situación de emergencia. Este evento es patrocinado por “The Friends of the Library”.

For the Record: The Beatles 1962-1966 & 1967-1970
Friday, November 17 @ 2:30 pm
Lapham Meeting Room
Join Tony Traguardo for a close look at the Beatles’ compilation albums 1962-1966 and 1967-1970. Registrants who do not own or have access to the album may request a free copy of the CD or LP, available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Hootenanny!: The Library’s Terrace Band
Saturday, November 18 @ 3:00 pm
Lapham Meeting Room
Join Tony Traguardo and the Library’s Terrace Band members for the return of this popular library music event, where talented local musicians present a unique evening of live classic rock and pop music focusing on the 1960s and 1970s. Public members who wish to play a song during the evening’s opening acoustic segment or have the band back them during the electric band segment should contact Tony Traguardo at x1406 to learn how to join the show!

Artist Reception with Author & Illustrator Jane Breskin Zalben
Sunday, November 19 @ 1:00 pm
Art Gallery
The exhibit Beni’s Tiny Tales: Illustrations and Paintings will feature original artwork from Zalben’s newly released book, Beni’s Tiny Tales: Around the Year in Jewish Holidays, and large-scale abstract paintings used as inspiration in the book.

An Insider’s View of the Legal Battle Against Book Banning
Sunday, November 19 @ 2:30pm
Lapham Meeting Room and on Zoom
Join us for this special program on the First Amendment featuring two attorneys on the front lines. FOL Board Member Rebecca Hughes Parker and Michael Bamberger are attorneys at the global law firm Dentons, who are challenging laws restricting the display, distribution, and sale of books and other materials. They are on the legal team seeking to overturn the Arkansas law that allows criminal charges against librarians and booksellers. They will discuss the status of that case and other state laws around the country that are resulting in book bans and legal threats to libraries. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Live TV Game Show
Friday, November 24 @ 11:00 am
Lapham Meeting Room
A simulated TV game show complete with a host, electronic scoring, a countdown clock, and a physical challenge round! Combining Jeopardy and Minute to Win It, the Live TV Game Show is fast-paced, educational, and fun for all. For children in 1st to 6th grade with an adult. Sponsored by the PWPL Children’s Advisory Council. Tickets are required and will be available in the Children’s Room beginning November 13.

Family Game Night
Wednesday, November 29 @ 6:30 pm
Lapham Meeting Room
Explore new games and old ones at the Library! Play games on the Switch, PlayStation 4 VR, PlayStation 5, and Meta Quest 2. Feel nostalgic by playing games on Super Nintendo or your favorite classic board games. All ages are welcome. Registration starts November 14.

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