Port Washington Public Library’s upcoming events for Feb. 18 – 29

Port Washington Public Library’s upcoming events for Feb. 18 – 29

Lunar New Year 2024
Sun. 02/18 from 1:15 – 4:15 pm
Lapham Meeting Room
Get ready to ring in 2024’s Lunar New Year as we celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Dragon.

Introduction to 3D Design
Wed. 02/21 @ 6:30pm
Hagedorn Meeting Room
Learn how to design simple 3D printable objects using Tinkercad. Anyone 8 and up is welcome. An adult must accompany participants under 11. Registration starts February 7.

Small Business Workshop: Marketing Strategies
Wed. 02/21 @ 7:00pm
Lapham Meeting Room
Business owners or startups can benefit from this session, which focuses on developing a marketing plan, market research, pricing, advertising, internet marketing, and tracking results. Presented by the Long Island chapter of SCORE.

Homebrew Music
Thurs. 02/22 @ 7:00pm
Lapham Meeting Room
The series aims to unite music enthusiasts and showcase talented local artists within our Library community. These informal monthly gatherings feature live performances by group members, with one performer taking on the role of host and headliner while showcasing other highly skilled local musicians.

Sandwiched In: Edmonia “Wildfire” Lewis & Henry Ossawa Tanner
Fri. 02/23 @ 12:00pm
Lapham Meeting Room
As part of the Library’s celebration of Black History Month, join award-winning teacher and art historian Dennis Raverty as he explores the lives and work of sculptor Edmonia Lewis and painter Henry Ossawa Tanner. Examine the sacred themes and exploration of the black identity in their work. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

SoundSwap: David Bennett Cohen
Fri. 2/23 @ 7:30pm
Lapham Meeting Room
Pianist and songwriter David Bennett Cohen’s blues, folk, and boogie-woogie career began over fifty years ago as a member of Country Joe and the Fish. Hear David perform songs, including some from his most recent album, Seems Like a Good Time for the Blues, which has received universal rave reviews.

Adventures in Classic Readings
Mon. 02/26 @ 6:30pm
Mezzanine Meeting Room
This month’s selection is The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish. Copies of the book will be available at the Information Desk. All registrants will receive a complimentary copy of the book provided by the Friends of the Library’s Ruth D. Bogen Memorial Fund (while supplies last).

College Funding
Tues. 02/27 @ 7:00pm
Lapham Meeting Room
Teens and their parents are invited to learn how to build a college funding plan and how to educate their teens on the various tools available. Additional topics include student loans and the cost of a four-year degree. Registration begins February 13.

Fiction Book Club
Tues. 02/27 @ 7:30pm
Mezzanine Meeting Room
This month’s selection is The Fraud by Zadie Smith. Copies of the books can be found at the Information Desk and on Libby. Registration required.

Meet Author Mark Chiusano
Wed. 02/28 @ 7:00pm
Lapham Meeting Room
Join author and former Newsday columnist Mark Chiusano as he discusses his new book The Fabulist: The Lying, Hustling, Grifting, Stealing, and Very American Legend of George Santos. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Registration is required, and priority will go to Port Washington cardholders. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Art Lecture with Thomas Germano: The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism
Thurs. 02/29 @ 3:00pm
Lapham Meeting Room
Explore a new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (February 25-July 28, 2024) showcasing multimedia works by Black artists. Their work depicts daily life in growing cities like NYC’s Harlem and others across the United States during the 1920s–40s, the early decades of the Great Migration when millions of African Americans left the segregated South.

Weekly Community Meetups:

Tuesdays – 3 to 6 p.m. • Chess

Wednesdays – 6 to 8:30 p.m. • Needlecraft BYOP (Bring your Own Project)

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Thursdays – 12 to 3 p.m. • Mahjong

Fridays – 2 to 5 p.m. • Scrabble

For the complete listing of PWPL’s events, visit PWPL.org/events

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