February and March highlights from the Port Washington Public Library

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The Port Washington Public Library has many exciting events coming up at the end of February and the beginning of March. Here are some of the highlights:

Friday, Feb. 22: the topic for our “Sandwiched In” event at 12:15 p.m. will be “The Music of 1969: Fifty Years On.” Tony Traguardo has collected performances from some of the year’s top songs for a fun and insightful presentation.

On Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m., the music series, “Inside the Musician’s Mind,” continues with Nellie McKay. McKay has won a Theatre World Award for her portrayal of Polly Peachum on Broadway in “The Threepenny Opera,” performed onscreen in the films “P.S. I Love You” and “Downtown Express,” and her music has been used in numerous films and television programs including “Monster-In-Law,” “Mad Men,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” and “Nurse Jackie.” “Inside the Musician’s Mind” is supported by funding from Friends of the Library.

On Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m., Our Nautical Council presents “Making Waves: Rocking The Boat.” Adam Green, the founder of this program, will discuss how he used the process of building and using wooden boats as a method to educate and empower young people from underserved communities.

On Saturday, March 2 the Port Washington Public Libray will host state Sen. Anna Kaplan (D-Great Neck). From Iran to Chicago to Queens to Great Neck, Kaplan will share her compelling story. This event will take place at 1 p.m.

Save these dates for great music: On Friday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m., Marc Berger will perform “RIDE,” his collection of songs that pay tribute to the American West. On Friday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m., Blac Rabbit will bring their original songs – a blend of pop, funk, rock and soul to the library for this special SoundSwap event, made possible by Friends of the Library.

For more information visit our website at pwpl.org or call 516-883-4400 ext. 1104

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