Pulitzer Prize Finalist, Best-selling Author to Headline Library Luncheon

Friends of The Library announces spring programs.

The Friends of The Library has announced its Spring 2013 programs, which includes its signature event, the 44th annual Book and Author Luncheon on Friday, May 17, at the North Hills Country Club in Manhasset.

Pulitzer Prize finalist David Nasaw, author of “The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy,” and Will Schwalbe, author of New York Times bestseller “The End of Your Life Book Club.”

Look for registration brochures for the luncheon beginning April 1 in the Port Washington Public Library and on the library’s website. The cost is $65 per person. The Friends actively seeks individuals and businesses as sponsors of the luncheon, which is the leading literary event in Port Washington. Those interested please contact FOL Vice Presidents Ellen Zimmerman (ellengzimm@yahoo.com) or Nancy Wright (nprw@aol.com). 

Additional spring events include:

  • The Edmund L. Epstein Memorial Lecture, Sunday, March 3, 3 p.m. The lecture, Insights Into James Joyce’s The Dubliners, will be given by Dr. Moshe Gold of Fordham University, a friend and colleague of Professor Epstein, who was a longtime Port Washington resident and an internationally known scholar specializing in Joyce.
  • The return of the popular Paperback Book Swap, Saturday, March 9, 1-4 p.m. Bring your adult, teen and children’s paperbacks – good condition only! – to the library’s meeting room for a free, friendly swap. No more than 20 books per person. Books are not accepted in advance. Note that we make an exception for hardcover children’s books including board books.
  • “FOL University” lecture program on Sunday, April 14, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Come hear two distinguished academics lecture on two fascinating topics!  One speaker will be Dr. Michael Shodell, Emeritus Professor of Biology at CW Post LIU, who will present a multimedia presentation on "Making Life for Fun and Profit."  The other speaker will be announced shortly. Refreshments are served in the break between lectures.           


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