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Tuesday March 28, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Little Listeners  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Celebrate wonderful stories chosen just for preschoolers.  Join this interactive thirty minute story time that is full of fun activities with group movement songs.

Siblings welcomed.

For 2 - 5 year olds with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 28, April 4, April 25, May 2, May 9 and May 16

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-80556

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Stories for Tots  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Join us for a fun filled early literacy experience!  You and your child will participate in a variety of simple songs, rhymes, music and smiles.  March to your own beat during this series.

For 18 - 23 month olds with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 28, April 4, April 25, May 2, May 9 and May 16

    Location: Main - Children's Program Room
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM English Language Conversation for Beginners  
   

English Language Conversation for Beginners

The Library invites all new speakers of English to join our English Language Conversation Group. English Language Conversation meetings will be held at the Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road (2nd floor), Gardens at Great Neck Plaza, now on every Tuesday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

These are small, informal groups of people that get together to have conversations in English. Various conversation topics may be chosen. This class stresses basic grammar and spoken language, including vocabulary guided by audio-visual guides.

For further information, please call the Reference Dept. at (516) 466-8055, ext. 218.  Groups are facilitated by Librarian Barbara Buckley.

Beginners are encouraged to stay for the second class.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM English Language Conversation Second Level  
    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Little Listeners  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Come celebrate wonderful stories chosen just for preschoolers.  Join this interactive thirty minute story time full of fun activities with group movement songs.

Siblings are welcomed.

For 2 - 5 year olds with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 28, April 4, April 25, May 2, May 9 and May 16

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:40 PM K-2nd Story Crafts  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

This series of classes will have youngsters listening to a story and making a related craft to take home.

For Kindergarten through 2nd graders

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 28, April 4, April 25, May 2, May 9 and May 16

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:50 PM Jr. Levels - Advanced Cartooning  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Do you like drawing comics?   Do you have a several Wednesday afternoons free?  If your answers are yes and yes then come join the Advanced Cartooning Club.  We'll design characters, create stories, and learn a ton of cartooning!!

For 5th and 6th graders only

Series includes the following dates: March 28, April 4, April 25, May 2, May 9 and May 16

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Levels: MAKEUP AND EFFECTS with Jonelle  
   

Create glamorous looks, fantasy looks, theatre makeups and monsters -- we'll show you some amazing ways to transform yourself and your friends!
CLASS RUNS TUESDAYS IN FEBRUARY & MARCH BEGINNING FEB. 7



Levels events now take place at
THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER

Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
levels@greatnecklibrary.org
(516) 466-8055 ext. 216

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Levels: BOOK CLUB with Jamie  
   

Love to read?  Meet to discuss new and popular novels over snacks.  Feel free to come with suggestions for the group to read!
RUNS TUESDAYS IN MARCH BEGINNING MARCH 7



Levels events now take place at
THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER

Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
levels@greatnecklibrary.org
(516) 466-8055 ext. 216

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Programming Committee Meeting at Main Library  
    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library

Wednesday March 29, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM AARP Tax Assistance  
   

AARP Tax Preparers will assist in preparing and filing simple Federal tax returns online.

Registration for appointments is ongoing. You must have an appointment and bring all relevant tax papers, including last year’s return. Call the Parkville branch, 466 8055 ext 273 for details or to make an appointment.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toy time  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Enjoy forty-five minutes of preschool fun featuring a musical setting, singing, puzzles, and toys in which little ones can play and climb.  Last fifteen minutes will include circle time with stories and finger plays.

For 10 - 17 month olds with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 29, April 5, April 26, May 3, May 10 and May 17

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10;01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Romp  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Come for movement, interactive play and stories with your little ones.

For 0 - 9 month olds with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 29, April 5, April 26, May 3, May 10 and May 17

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

SULLY

2016, 95 minutes, PG-13

Director:     Clint Eastwood

Cast:          Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart

Synopsis:  On Thursday, January 15th, 2009, the world witnessed the 'Miracle on the Hudson' when Captain, Chesley Sullenberger, nicknamed 'Sully' glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.

Priority seating given to Great Neck School District residents. Please bring your library card or driver's license. Ten (10) minutes before the film begins, no seat may be held, and non-residents will be seated if space permits

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:50 PM Jr. Levels - Shrinky Dink Jewelry  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Draw a pattern on special sheets, apply a little heat, and watch them shrink right before your eyes! Make rings, bracelets, earrings, and much more!!

For 5th and 6th graders only

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 29, April 5, April 26, May 3, May 10 and May 17

 

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Levels: SNACK & STUDY  
   

Looking for a place to study?  Like free snacks?  Come to Levels and have the space to stretch out, snack and study.
CLASS RUNS WEDNESDAYS IN FEBRUARY & MARCH BEGINNING FEB. 8



Levels events now take place at
THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER

Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
levels@greatnecklibrary.org
(516) 466-8055 ext. 216

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Levels: ART OUTSIDE THE BOX with Gabby  
   

This workshop is a fun and exciting way to release your inner artist!  Gabby will show you how to create beautiful pieces of art using paint, clay, and many other mediums. Want to try something different? Printmaking, collage, jewelry design, and sewing are among the many things we will do!
CLASS RUNS WEDNESDAYS IN FEBRUARY & MARCH BEGINNING FEB. 8



Levels events now take place at
THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER

Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
levels@greatnecklibrary.org
 

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SAT Prep Course  
   

The SAT Prep Course is taught by NYS certified math and verbal skills experts.  Students should bring a calculator, pen or pencil, and a notebook to class.  There is a $25 fee per student for the course (fee includes the textbook). Advanced registration is required.  Juniors and seniors will be given priority.  A minimum enrollment of thirteen students is required for the course to take place.

Monday, March 27
Wednesdays, March 1, 22, 29, April 5
Thursday, April 6

In-person registration is on Wednesday, February 15, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Main library.  Arriving early is recommended.  Telephone registration for remaining openings begins on Thursday, February 16 at 10 a.m. by calling Main at 466-8055, ext. 218.     

Contact: Courtney Greenblatt, Young Adult Librarian, 466-8055, ext. 218

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lakeville Literary Club  
   

THE BOSTON GIRL by Anita Diamant


Thursday March 30, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Stories for Tots  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Come join us for a fun filled, early literacy experience!  You and your child will participate in a variety of simple songs, rhymes, music and smiles.  March to your own beat during this series.

For 18 -23 month olds with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 30, April 6, April 27, May 4, May 11 and May 18

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10;01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Zumbini  
   

Zubini is a music and movement class for children 0-4 years old to attend with their caregiver for forty-five minutes to dance, sing and move through the program using their bodies.  The last 15 minutes of the program is a free play experience.

This program is child appropriate, grown-up friendly, and of course, full of the "Zumba" flavor.

For Infant - 4 years old with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 30, April 13, April 20, May 4, May 11 and May 18

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

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    Location: Main Library Community Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Independence Social Discussion Group  
   

Project Independence provides services and opportunities for seniors that enable them to live independently while maintaining socially active and healthy lives, including help with health related issues, caregiver support, transportation needs for shopping and doctor’s appointments, food and nutrition, and access to benefit and financial assistance. They are a resource for social and recreational interests, and present lectures as well as hold meetings such as this Social Discussion Group at the Parkville Branch.

 

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Thursday Film Encore  
   

SULLY

2016, 95 minutes, PG-13

Director:     Clint Eastwood

Cast:          Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart

Synopsis:  On Thursday, January 15th, 2009, the world witnessed the 'Miracle on the Hudson' when Captain, Chesley Sullenberger, nicknamed 'Sully' glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.

Priority seating given to Great Neck School District residents. Please bring your library card or driver's license. Ten (10) minutes before the film begins, no seat may be held, and non-residents will be seated if space permits

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   3:15 PM  -  3:45 PM Little Listeners  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Celebrate wonderful stories chosen just for  preschoolers.  This interactive thirty minute story time is full of fun activities with group movement songs.

Siblings are welcomed

For 3 - 5 year olds with parent/caregivers

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 30, April 6, April 27, May 4, May 11 and May 18

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Sticks in the Stacks: Knitting & Crochet Class  
   

Come and learn the basics, or perhaps just brush up on what you already know. All skill levels are welcome. Supplies will be provided, or bring your own from home.

Registration starts Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 10:00 am. Classes include the following dates: January 5 & 19, February 2 & 16, and March 2, 16, & 30.

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:50 PM Jr. Levels - Make A Movie  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Learn about writing, directing and acting as you join others in the production of yet another "Jr. Levels Classic Movie"! 

For 5th and 6th graders only

Series includes the following dates: March 30, April 6, April 27, May 4, May 11 and May 18

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Levels: LTV LIVESTREAM TALK SHOW with Mike  
   

What’s on your mind?  America wants to know!  Do your own talk show on Facebook Live with the help of the high-tech Tricaster Mini. 
CLASS RUNS THURSDAYS IN FEBRUARY & MARCH BEGINNING FEB. 9



Levels events now take place at
THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER

Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
levels@greatnecklibrary.org
(516) 466-8055 ext. 216

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM B'Twixt & B'Tween Club  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

This is a series of programs combining traditional literature with hands-on activities in science, math, and the arts.  Each session is different and full of fun and learning!

For 3rd and 4th graders only

Series includes the following dates: March 30, April 6, April 27, May 4, May 11 and May 18

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Please Register For Only ONE Time Slot

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Levels: PUPPETRY (CREATING A SHOW) with Barry  
   

Join professional puppeteer Barry Weil of NYC’s Evolve Company to create an impressive, original large-scale puppet show to perform for the Library’s Children’s Department, and others!
CLASS RUNS THURSDAYS IN FEBRUARY & MARCH BEGINNING FEB. 9


Levels events now take place at
THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER

Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
levels@greatnecklibrary.org
(516) 466-8055 ext. 216

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Knitting and Crocheting Circle  
   

Love knitting and/or crocheting?  Just starting out and like having others to help you?  Advanced and like working with company?  Come join our group meeting every other Thursday night.  Help, advice, and chitchat will be facilitated.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   7:30 PM  -  8:15 PM B'Twixt & B'Tween Club  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

This is a series of programs combining traditional literature with hands-on activities in science, math, and the arts.  Each session is different and full of fun and learning!

For 3rd and 4th graders only

Series includes the following dates: March 30, April 6, April 27, May 4, May 11 and May 18

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Please Register For Only ONE Time Slot

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room

Friday March 31, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Project Independence Men’s Group  
   

Project Independence provides services and opportunities for seniors that enable them to live independently while maintaining socially active and healthy lives, including help with health related issues, caregiver support, transportation needs for shopping and doctor’s appointments, food and nutrition, and access to benefit and financial assistance. They are a resource for social and recreational interests, and present lectures as well as hold meetings such as this Men’s Group at the Parkville Branch.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Toy Time  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Enjoy forty-five minutes of preschool fun featuring a musical setting, singing, puzzles, and toys in which little ones can play.

Last fifteen minutes will include circle time for a story and fingerplays!

For 10 - 17 month olds with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 31, April 7, April 28, May 5, May 12 and May 19

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   7:30 PM  -  11:55 PM Levels: CUPCAKE WARS  
   

Based on the Food Network show (yep, we like the Food Network a whole lot)!  Compete to decorate the most amazing themed cupcakes ever!

Levels events now take place at
THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER

Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
levels@greatnecklibrary.org

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center

Saturday April 1, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Author Birthday Display's  
   

Party each month with Author's who celebrate their birthday during that month.   Check out the display's of the books they have written that will be gathered together on top of the book shelves in the department.

Happy Reading!!

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For All Ages

No registration required

    Location: Main Children's Room 1
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Grab-N-Go Book Bundles  
   

Book bundles include a selection of different subjects and/or titles all wrapped up and ready to be checked out.

If you only have a minute, grab a bundle and see what's in it!!

 

For All Ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main Children's Room 1
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Monthly Scavenger Hunt  
   

Each month stop by the Children's reference desk for a game sheet and participate in our scavenger hunt around the children's department.

Themes will change each month and you could possibly win a prize from the treasure box.

Good luck!

For ages 5 -12 years old

No registration is required

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    Location: Main Children's Room 1
   7:30 PM  -  11:55 PM Levels: STITCH!  
   

Our sewing, knitting and fabric arts night is back!  Make scarves, pillows, stuffed things and more!

Levels events now take place at
THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER

Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
levels@greatnecklibrary.org

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center

Monday April 3, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 2's Storytime  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Don't miss out on this great program for 2 year olds!  Parents and children participate in a half hour program consisting of songs, rhymes, props, puppets, flannel boards and so much more.

For 2 year olds with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 27, April 3, April 24, May 1, May 8, and May 15

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Baby Romp  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Join us for movement and interactive play with your little one.

For Infant - 12 month olds with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 27, April 3, April 24, May 1, May 8, May 15

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Coloring for Relaxation  
   

Have you heard of the new trend taking the country by storm? Adults are coloring for relaxation. Join us for a laid back and relaxing two hours of coloring on Monday afternoons. We will play nice soft music and supply pencils and coloring pages. All you have to do is come in, relax and color. Let your stress just melt away.

No registration required!

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Coloring For Relaxation  
   

Have you heard of the new trend taking the country by storm?  Adults are coloring for relaxation.  Join us for a laid back and relaxing two hours of coloring on Monday afternoons.  We will play nice soft music and supply pencils and coloring pages.  All you have to do is come in, relax and color.  Let your stress just melt away.

Please Note: There will be no class on May 29.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Creative Corner@ Main  
   

Each week you and your child will create and decorate a unique project with Ms. Cheryl.    Come dressed to make a mess!

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For ages 3 - 12 with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 27, April 3, April 17, April 24, May 1, May 8, May 15 and May 22

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:00am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Board of Trustees Personnel Committee Meeting at Main Branch  
   

CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library

Tuesday April 4, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Little Listeners  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Celebrate wonderful stories chosen just for preschoolers.  Join this interactive thirty minute story time that is full of fun activities with group movement songs.

Siblings welcomed.

For 2 - 5 year olds with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 28, April 4, April 25, May 2, May 9 and May 16

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-80556

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Stories for Tots  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Join us for a fun filled early literacy experience!  You and your child will participate in a variety of simple songs, rhymes, music and smiles.  March to your own beat during this series.

For 18 - 23 month olds with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 28, April 4, April 25, May 2, May 9 and May 16

    Location: Main - Children's Program Room
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM English Language Conversation for Beginners  
   

English Language Conversation for Beginners

The Library invites all new speakers of English to join our English Language Conversation Group. English Language Conversation meetings will be held at the Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road (2nd floor), Gardens at Great Neck Plaza, now on every Tuesday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

These are small, informal groups of people that get together to have conversations in English. Various conversation topics may be chosen. This class stresses basic grammar and spoken language, including vocabulary guided by audio-visual guides.

For further information, please call the Reference Dept. at (516) 466-8055, ext. 218.  Groups are facilitated by Librarian Barbara Buckley.

Beginners are encouraged to stay for the second class.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM English Language Conversation Second Level  
   

During English Language Conversations, small, informal groups of people get together to have conversations in English. Various conversation topics may be chosen. The second level group is for the person who has some fluency in English and wants to learn sophisticated vocabulary and discuss assigned reading materials.

For further information, please call the Reference Dept. at (516) 466-8055, ext. 218. Groups are facilitated by Librarian Barbara Buckley.

All are welcome to sit in on the Beginner's class.

Refreshments will be served.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Little Listeners  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Come celebrate wonderful stories chosen just for preschoolers.  Join this interactive thirty minute story time full of fun activities with group movement songs.

Siblings are welcomed.

For 2 - 5 year olds with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 28, April 4, April 25, May 2, May 9 and May 16

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:40 PM K-2nd Story Crafts  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

This series of classes will have youngsters listening to a story and making a related craft to take home.

For Kindergarten through 2nd graders

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 28, April 4, April 25, May 2, May 9 and May 16

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:50 PM Jr. Levels - Advanced Cartooning  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Do you like drawing comics?   Do you have a several Wednesday afternoons free?  If your answers are yes and yes then come join the Advanced Cartooning Club.  We'll design characters, create stories, and learn a ton of cartooning!!

For 5th and 6th graders only

Series includes the following dates: March 28, April 4, April 25, May 2, May 9 and May 16

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Parkville's LEGO Night  
   

Come join us for Lego Night! You don’t have to be young to love Legos, just young at heart. This night is not just for kids, so come on out grown-ups! What you build may even wind up on display in the branch. Children under 10 must have a grown up with them.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM West Egg Book Group  
   

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (1845), by Frederick Douglass

Memoir by the former slave, later famous orator, which influence the abolitionist movement of the 19th century.

Please contact Reference right away to obtain your copy of the book.  Books may take 10 days-2 weeks to reach us from outside the Library.

Registration is limited and begins Monday, February 27 at 10:00AM.  Register online, in person, or by telephone at 466-8055 ext 233

 

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   7:15 PM  -  9:30 PM Budget Hearing & Adoption at Main Library  
   

7:15 PM - 8 PM : Executive Session (Personnel Matters)

8 PM : Public Meeting

    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library

Wednesday April 5, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM AARP Tax Assistance  
   

AARP Tax Preparers will assist in preparing and filing simple Federal tax returns online.

Registration for appointments is ongoing. You must have an appointment and bring all relevant tax papers, including last year’s return. Call the Parkville branch, 466 8055 ext 273 for details or to make an appointment.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toy time  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Enjoy forty-five minutes of preschool fun featuring a musical setting, singing, puzzles, and toys in which little ones can play and climb.  Last fifteen minutes will include circle time with stories and finger plays.

For 10 - 17 month olds with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 29, April 5, April 26, May 3, May 10 and May 17

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10;01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Romp  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Come for movement, interactive play and stories with your little ones.

For 0 - 9 month olds with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 29, April 5, April 26, May 3, May 10 and May 17

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saint Francis Hospital Free Blood Pressure Screening at Station  
   

Have your blood pressure checked by a clinical nurse, free of charge. Hypertension affects an astounding one in four adult Americans. Also known as high blood pressure, this condition usually has no symptoms, which is why it is often called the “silent killer.”

No registration required.

Free Screenings will also be given on June 7.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

ALLIED

2016, 124 minutes, R

Director:     Robert Zemeckis

Cast:          Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard

Synopsis:   In this WWII spy thriller, Canadian airman Max Vatan (Brad Pitt) and French Resistance operative Marianne Beauséjour (Marion Cotillard) pose as a married couple for a dangerous mission in Casablanca. Their cover story soon leads to an actual love affair and their starting a family together, but Max's happiness is shattered when he's told that he must take part in an investigation to determine whether Marianne is really a double agent working for the Nazis.

Priority seating given to Great Neck School District residents. Please bring your library card or driver's license. Ten (10) minutes before the film begins, no seat may be held, and non-residents will be seated if space permits

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:50 PM Jr. Levels - Shrinky Dink Jewelry  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Draw a pattern on special sheets, apply a little heat, and watch them shrink right before your eyes! Make rings, bracelets, earrings, and much more!!

For 5th and 6th graders only

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 29, April 5, April 26, May 3, May 10 and May 17

 

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE Business Mentoring  
   

Are you looking to start your own business?  Do you have a business but are looking for some help or guidance in a specific area?  Come set up an appointment with a mentor from SCORE.  SCORE is a non-profit organization consisting of retired business professionals.  Call to make an appointment for one-hour slots and meet one-on-one with a mentor.

For registration please call 516-466-8055, ext. 273.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SAT Prep Course  
   

The SAT Prep Course is taught by NYS certified math and verbal skills experts.  Students should bring a calculator, pen or pencil, and a notebook to class.  There is a $25 fee per student for the course (fee includes the textbook). Advanced registration is required.  Juniors and seniors will be given priority.  A minimum enrollment of thirteen students is required for the course to take place.

Monday, March 27
Wednesdays, March 1, 22, 29, April 5
Thursday, April 6

In-person registration is on Wednesday, February 15, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Main library.  Arriving early is recommended.  Telephone registration for remaining openings begins on Thursday, February 16 at 10 a.m. by calling Main at 466-8055, ext. 218.     

Contact: Courtney Greenblatt, Young Adult Librarian, 466-8055, ext. 218

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Initial Meeting of the Nominating Committee at Main Library  
    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

Thursday April 6, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Stories for Tots  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Come join us for a fun filled, early literacy experience!  You and your child will participate in a variety of simple songs, rhymes, music and smiles.  March to your own beat during this series.

For 18 -23 month olds with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 30, April 6, April 27, May 4, May 11 and May 18

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10;01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Independence Social Discussion Group  
   

Project Independence provides services and opportunities for seniors that enable them to live independently while maintaining socially active and healthy lives, including help with health related issues, caregiver support, transportation needs for shopping and doctor’s appointments, food and nutrition, and access to benefit and financial assistance. They are a resource for social and recreational interests, and present lectures as well as hold meetings such as this Social Discussion Group at the Parkville Branch.

 

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Thursday Film Encore  
   

ALLIED

2016, 124 minutes, R

Director:     Robert Zemeckis

Cast:          Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard

Synopsis:   In this WWII spy thriller, Canadian airman Max Vatan (Brad Pitt) and French Resistance operative Marianne Beauséjour (Marion Cotillard) pose as a married couple for a dangerous mission in Casablanca. Their cover story soon leads to an actual love affair and their starting a family together, but Max's happiness is shattered when he's told that he must take part in an investigation to determine whether Marianne is really a double agent working for the Nazis.

Priority seating given to Great Neck School District residents. Please bring your library card or driver's license. Ten (10) minutes before the film begins, no seat may be held, and non-residents will be seated if space permits

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   3:15 PM  -  3:45 PM Little Listeners  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Celebrate wonderful stories chosen just for  preschoolers.  This interactive thirty minute story time is full of fun activities with group movement songs.

Siblings are welcomed

For 3 - 5 year olds with parent/caregivers

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 30, April 6, April 27, May 4, May 11 and May 18

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:50 PM Jr. Levels - Make A Movie  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Learn about writing, directing and acting as you join others in the production of yet another "Jr. Levels Classic Movie"! 

For 5th and 6th graders only

Series includes the following dates: March 30, April 6, April 27, May 4, May 11 and May 18

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM B'Twixt & B'Tween Club  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

This is a series of programs combining traditional literature with hands-on activities in science, math, and the arts.  Each session is different and full of fun and learning!

For 3rd and 4th graders only

Series includes the following dates: March 30, April 6, April 27, May 4, May 11 and May 18

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Please Register For Only ONE Time Slot

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Knitting and Crocheting Circle  
   

Now on every Thursday night! Love knitting and/or crocheting? Just starting out and like having others to help you? Advanced and like working with company?  Come join our ongoing knitting and crocheting circle! Help, advice, and chitchat will be facilitated.

 

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SAT Prep Course Makeup Class  
   

Monday, March 27
Wednesdays, March 1, 22, 29, April 5
Thursday, April 6

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   6:45 PM  -  8:45 PM Film Screening by Reach Out America at Main Library  
    Location: Main Library Community Room
   7:30 PM  -  8:15 PM B'Twixt & B'Tween Club  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

This is a series of programs combining traditional literature with hands-on activities in science, math, and the arts.  Each session is different and full of fun and learning!

For 3rd and 4th graders only

Series includes the following dates: March 30, April 6, April 27, May 4, May 11 and May 18

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Please Register For Only ONE Time Slot

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Fundraising Committee Meeting at Main Library Library  
    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

Friday April 7, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Project Independence Men’s Group  
   

Project Independence provides services and opportunities for seniors that enable them to live independently while maintaining socially active and healthy lives, including help with health related issues, caregiver support, transportation needs for shopping and doctor’s appointments, food and nutrition, and access to benefit and financial assistance. They are a resource for social and recreational interests, and present lectures as well as hold meetings such as this Men’s Group at the Parkville Branch.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Toy Time  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Enjoy forty-five minutes of preschool fun featuring a musical setting, singing, puzzles, and toys in which little ones can play.

Last fifteen minutes will include circle time for a story and fingerplays!

For 10 - 17 month olds with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 31, April 7, April 28, May 5, May 12 and May 19

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Socrates Salon with Conversation Host Ron Gross  
   

Festival of the Muses:

What’s Your Favorite Art –
Come Share Its Joys and Benefits!
Music, Theater, Writing, Painting/Sculpture, Opera, Dance, Poetry… Movies, Television Drama, Comedy… plus the practical “arts” through which we create our shared world: the “arts” of Leadership, Science, Management, Care-giving, and...?!

Come share your life experiences, knowledge, and wisdom
about topics that matter, as we move from small talk to Big Talk.
Everyone speaks and everyone listens, because all of us are wiser
than any of us. 

Topics announced in advance
on flip chart at the Information Desk.
 
No registration required.

To receive further information about this session and ensuing ones, please send an e-mail to Ron Gross at grossassoc@aol.com

 

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Dungeons and Dragons  
   

Become a hero and embark on an epic fantasy adventure.  Fight monsters and find treasure using only some dice and your imagination!  

Beginners welcome!

For Ages 9 - 12 years old

Series includes the following dates: April 7, April 14, April 21, April 28, May 5, May 12, May 19 and May 26

Registration begins on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

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    Location: Main - Children's Program Room

Monday April 10, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Coloring For Relaxation  
   

Have you heard of the new trend taking the country by storm?  Adults are coloring for relaxation.  Join us for a laid back and relaxing two hours of coloring on Monday afternoons.  We will play nice soft music and supply pencils and coloring pages.  All you have to do is come in, relax and color.  Let your stress just melt away.

Please Note: There will be no class on May 29.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Coloring for Relaxation  
   

Have you heard of the new trend taking the country by storm? Adults are coloring for relaxation. Join us for a laid back and relaxing two hours of coloring on Monday afternoons. We will play nice soft music and supply pencils and coloring pages. All you have to do is come in, relax and color. Let your stress just melt away.

No registration required!

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

Tuesday April 11, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM The Magic Conductor  
   
The Caboose Mystery

Steve has spent a long day out on the rails and as he retires to the caboose for the evening to read one of his favorite books he discovers not everything is as it seems.   At first he doesn't believe his eyes but the audience reassures him that a mystery is unfolding right in front of them as well.  

Together the audience will go on an exciting adventure to a simpler time to search for clues, laugh, learn, explore, and solve a mystery.  This one of a kind reading performance is a live interactive programs that will grasp the audiences attention the moment they step into the room.  Like a good book, it will hold your imaginations and create memories that will last a lifetime.

For 4 - 10 year olds

Tickets will be available Thursday, April 6 at 8:00pm at the Main, Station and Parkville branches and Friday, April 7 at 9:00am at the Lakeville branch.  Maximum of 5 tickets for each family with proof of current library card status.

                           

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM English Language Conversation for Beginners  
   

English Language Conversation for Beginners

The Library invites all new speakers of English to join our English Language Conversation Group. English Language Conversation meetings will be held at the Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road (2nd floor), Gardens at Great Neck Plaza, now on every Tuesday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

These are small, informal groups of people that get together to have conversations in English. Various conversation topics may be chosen. This class stresses basic grammar and spoken language, including vocabulary guided by audio-visual guides.

For further information, please call the Reference Dept. at (516) 466-8055, ext. 218.  Groups are facilitated by Librarian Barbara Buckley.

Beginners are encouraged to stay for the second class.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM English Language Conversation Second Level  
   

During English Language Conversations, small, informal groups of people get together to have conversations in English. Various conversation topics may be chosen. The second level group is for the person who has some fluency in English and wants to learn sophisticated vocabulary and discuss assigned reading materials.

For further information, please call the Reference Dept. at (516) 466-8055, ext. 218. Groups are facilitated by Librarian Barbara Buckley.

All are welcome to sit in on the Beginner's class.

Refreshments will be served.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room

Wednesday April 12, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM AARP Tax Assistance  
   

AARP Tax Preparers will assist in preparing and filing simple Federal tax returns online.

Registration for appointments is ongoing. You must have an appointment and bring all relevant tax papers, including last year’s return. Call the Parkville branch, 466 8055 ext 273 for details or to make an appointment.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Turtle Dance Music  
   

This is a fun, interactive and sensory-friendly show that is accessible for all children.  Parents are invited to sit with children while Turtle Damce Music leads them through songs and sensory experiences. 

We play a variety of genres including folk, rock, Broadway and Children's songs!!  Come ready to have a musical journey.

For 1 - 7 year olds

Tickets will be available Thursday, April 6 at 8:00pm at the Main, Station and Parkville branches and Friday, April 7 at 9:00am at the Lakeville branch.  Maximum of 5 tickets for each family with proof of current library card status.

                  

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

HIDDEN FIGURES

2016, 127 minutes, PG

Director:     Theodore Melfi

Cast:          Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst

Synopsis:   As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.

Priority seating given to Great Neck School District residents. Please bring your library card or driver's license. Ten (10) minutes before the film begins, no seat may be held, and non-residents will be seated if space permits

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Creative Corner  
   

Join us in an exploration of creativity!  We will be exploring different art forms with paint, glue, glitter and more! For ages 2 to 10 with parent/caregiver.

Registration starts Wednesday, April 5 at 10:00 am.

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM New Beginnings Singles 50 Plus  
   

Join the conversation or just come and listen when Marla Matthews, social worker and television talk show host of The Relationship Journey, facilitates this growing discussion, social and support group meetup. We will meet back at the Main Library. If you are divorced, widowed, single, or an empty nester age 50 plus who would like a new beginning, come and be inspired to make new friends, network and learn new skills towards reinventing yourself.

Please note new time and day

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Thursday April 13, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Me and You Music with Keri  
   

Original tunes created to entertain and inspire both parents and children.

Music is a powerful facilitator for communication and learning. Keri is excited to share her musical show with other parents eager to explore music with their children.  It has been a pleasure changing my own perspective of the world through my daughter’s eyes. I found a way to stop time and laugh at myself as a parent while taking a moment to enjoy her. Please join me with your little one and start your own musical adventure. Let the Harmony begin!

For 5 - 10 year olds

Tickets will be available Thursday, April 6 at 8:00pm at the Main, Station and Parkville branches and Friday, April 7 at 9:00am at the Lakeville branch.  Maximum of 5 tickets for each family with proof of current library card status.

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    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Zumbini  
   

Zubini is a music and movement class for children 0-4 years old to attend with their caregiver for forty-five minutes to dance, sing and move through the program using their bodies.  The last 15 minutes of the program is a free play experience.

This program is child appropriate, grown-up friendly, and of course, full of the "Zumba" flavor.

For Infant - 4 years old with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 30, April 13, April 20, May 4, May 11 and May 18

Registration began Wednesday, March 30, 2017

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    Location: Main Library Community Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Independence Social Discussion Group  
   

Project Independence provides services and opportunities for seniors that enable them to live independently while maintaining socially active and healthy lives, including help with health related issues, caregiver support, transportation needs for shopping and doctor’s appointments, food and nutrition, and access to benefit and financial assistance. They are a resource for social and recreational interests, and present lectures as well as hold meetings such as this Social Discussion Group at the Parkville Branch.

 

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Vacation Week Zumbini  
   

Zubini is a music and movement class for children 0-4 years old to attend with their caregiver for forty-five minutes to dance, sing and move through the program using their bodies.  The last 15 minutes of the program is a free play experience.

This program is child appropriate, grown-up friendly, and of course, full of the "Zumba" flavor.

For Infant - 4 years old with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Thursday, April 6, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Please sign up for this class only if you are NOT in the series!

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    Location: Main Library Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Thursday Film Encore  
   

HIDDEN FIGURES

2016, 127 minutes, PG

Director:     Theodore Melfi

Cast:          Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst

Synopsis:   As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.

Priority seating given to Great Neck School District residents. Please bring your library card or driver's license. Ten (10) minutes before the film begins, no seat may be held, and non-residents will be seated if space permits

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Sticks in the Stacks: Knitting & Crochet Class  
   

Come and learn the basics, or perhaps just brush up on what you already know. All skill levels are welcome. Supplies will be provided, or bring your own from home.

Please call to register at ext. 232. Classes include the following dates: April 13 & 27, May 11 & 25, and June 8 & 22.

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Creative Corner@ Station  
   

Each week you and your child will create and decorate a unique project with Ms. Cheryl.    Come dressed to make a mess!

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For ages 3 - 12 with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Thursday, April 6, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:00am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Knitting and Crocheting Circle  
   

Now on every Thursday night! Love knitting and/or crocheting? Just starting out and like having others to help you? Advanced and like working with company?  Come join our ongoing knitting and crocheting circle! Help, advice, and chitchat will be facilitated.

 

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Main Building Committee Meeting at Main Library  
    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library

Friday April 14, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Project Independence Men’s Group  
   

Project Independence provides services and opportunities for seniors that enable them to live independently while maintaining socially active and healthy lives, including help with health related issues, caregiver support, transportation needs for shopping and doctor’s appointments, food and nutrition, and access to benefit and financial assistance. They are a resource for social and recreational interests, and present lectures as well as hold meetings such as this Men’s Group at the Parkville Branch.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM The Paisley Pickles  
   

The Paisley Pickles (Pickle Paul, Pickle Frank and Pickle Mark) perform family friendly original songs for children in a collaborative and interactive sessiion geared toward creating aspiring young song-writers.  Kids will explore their creativity by developing song themes and writing lyrics alongside the band in this unique, light-hearted, and fun-filled concert.

For 3 - 12 year olds

Tickets will be available Thursday, April 6 at 8:00pm at the Main, Station and Parkville branches and Friday, April 7 at 9:00am at the Lakeville branch.  Maximum of 5 tickets for each family with proof of current library card status.

                  

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Friday Fun Story Crafts  
   

Get creative with our monthly-themed story crafts! For ages 2 to 10 with parent/caregiver.

Registration starts Friday, April 7 at 10:00 am.

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Dungeons and Dragons  
   

Become a hero and embark on an epic fantasy adventure.  Fight monsters and find treasure using only some dice and your imagination!  

Beginners welcome!

For Ages 9 - 12 years old

Series includes the following dates: April 7, April 14, April 21, April 28, May 5, May 12, May 19 and May 26

Registration begins on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

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    Location: Main - Children's Program Room

Saturday April 15, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Creative Corner@ Parkville  
   

Each week you and your child will create and decorate a unique project with Ms. Cheryl.    Come dressed to make a mess!

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For ages 3 - 12 with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Friday, April 7, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:00am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Great Neck Poets Circle Annual Readings  
   

Celebrate National Poetry Month and enjoy an afternoon of poetry and light refreshments when Great Neck Poets Circle members come together to read their poetry and invite members of the audience for open readings.

George Pafitis, Event Coordinator.

POETS:

Hattie Abbey, Sybil Bank, John Bartul, Barbara Haber, Evelyn Kandel, George Pafitis, John Rattan, Aaron Reisfeld, Gladys Roth, Sheila Saferstein, Paula Silverman, George Strausman, Susan Wallman, Jack Weinstein, Judith Zilberstein.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Monday April 17, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein  
   

Learn yoga postures, breathing practices and meditation techniques to bring balance, equilibrium and good health to your body and mind. Studies have shown that yoga and meditation have remarkable healing effects for those who practice.

Open to all levels, this 60 minute class will promote flexibility, strength and balance for your body and mind. Bring a yoga mat, meditation pillow to sit on, water bottle and small towel.  Dress in comfortable clothing.

$35 registration for a series of 7 sessions.

Registration Required. Please register in person with the Programming & Publicity Dept. by check, money order (made out to the Great Neck Library) or cash. The fee is for the entire series and is not refundable for individual classes that cannot be attended.

Please call (516) 466-8055, ext. 208 for any further information.

Mondays April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, and June 5

Sharon Epstein, MS, E-RYT-500 has been studying and practicing yoga and meditation for over 30 years. Sharon loves teaching all levels and ages.  She teaches in yoga studios, synagogues, corporate offices, private homes, in hospitals, schools and camps. Sharon is a Great Neck resident.

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:55 AM The Monster Who Ate My Peas  
   

Program will be held at Temple Emanuel - 150 Hicks Ln, Great Neck, NY 11024

Based on the multi-award winning book written by Danny Schnitzlein and illustrated by Matthew Faulkner, this musical tells the funny and poignant story of a young boy who doesn’t want to eat his peas. When a crafty monster appears underneath his kitchen table, the boy is ready to make a deal with the monster. If the monster eats his peas, the boy will give the monster any of his possessions.  First, it’s the boy’s soccer ball. Then, his bike. But, when the monster raises the stakes, will the boy refuse the monster and make the difficult decision to face his own fears?

For K - 2nd graders

Tickets will be available Thursday, April 6 at 8:00pm at the Main, Station and Parkville branches and Friday, April 7 at 9:00am at the Lakeville branch.  Maximum of 5 tickets for each family with proof of current library card status.

                   

        

   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Coloring for Relaxation  
   

Have you heard of the new trend taking the country by storm? Adults are coloring for relaxation. Join us for a laid back and relaxing two hours of coloring on Monday afternoons. We will play nice soft music and supply pencils and coloring pages. All you have to do is come in, relax and color. Let your stress just melt away.

No registration required!

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Coloring For Relaxation  
   

Have you heard of the new trend taking the country by storm?  Adults are coloring for relaxation.  Join us for a laid back and relaxing two hours of coloring on Monday afternoons.  We will play nice soft music and supply pencils and coloring pages.  All you have to do is come in, relax and color.  Let your stress just melt away.

Please Note: There will be no class on May 29.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

Tuesday April 18, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM English Language Conversation for Beginners  
   

English Language Conversation for Beginners

The Library invites all new speakers of English to join our English Language Conversation Group. English Language Conversation meetings will be held at the Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road (2nd floor), Gardens at Great Neck Plaza, now on every Tuesday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

These are small, informal groups of people that get together to have conversations in English. Various conversation topics may be chosen. This class stresses basic grammar and spoken language, including vocabulary guided by audio-visual guides.

For further information, please call the Reference Dept. at (516) 466-8055, ext. 218.  Groups are facilitated by Librarian Barbara Buckley.

Beginners are encouraged to stay for the second class.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM English Language Conversation Second Level  
   

During English Language Conversations, small, informal groups of people get together to have conversations in English. Various conversation topics may be chosen. The second level group is for the person who has some fluency in English and wants to learn sophisticated vocabulary and discuss assigned reading materials.

For further information, please call the Reference Dept. at (516) 466-8055, ext. 218. Groups are facilitated by Librarian Barbara Buckley.

All are welcome to sit in on the Beginner's class.

Refreshments will be served.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room

Wednesday April 19, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Business Mentoring  
   

Are you looking to start your own business?  Do you have a business but are looking for some help or guidance in a specific area?  Come set up an appointment with a mentor from SCORE.  SCORE is a non-profit organization consisting of retired business professionals. 

Call to make an appointment for one-hour slots and meet one-on-one with a mentor. 466-8055, ext. 273.

   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

2016, 112 minutes, R

Director:     Tate Taylor

Cast:          Emily Blunt, Luke Evans, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Allison Janney, Lisa Kudrow

Synopsis:   A recent divorcée  fantasizes about a couple whose house she passes each day on her commuter train ride. Soon, she becomes entangled in a mystery involving not only the couple, but her former husband  and his new family.  Adapted from the 2015 best-selling novel by Paula Hawkins.

Priority seating given to Great Neck School District residents. Please bring your library card or driver's license. Ten (10) minutes before the film begins, no seat may be held, and non-residents will be seated if space permits

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM College Essay Strategies Explained  
   

The college essay landscape is rapidly changing. Keep up with the new changes to the common application essays and supplemental essays by attending this program given by Curvebreakers Test Prep. Curvebreakers Test Prep CEO and college admissions expert Nicholas LaPoma will be appearing at our library to explain the recent changes to essay topics and also to explain how to produce individualized essays that will give you your best chance at acceptance.

Nick LaPoma is a member of the IECA (Independent Educational Consultants Association) and has advised students on college admissions for 10 years.

There is a separate registration for teens and parents.  Parental attendance is encouraged, not required.   

Contact: Courtney Greenblatt, Young Adult Librarian, 466-8055, ext. 218

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM SCORE: Social Media Marketing for Business  
   

Review of the 5 most popular media networks, the benefits of using these networks, how other businesses are using social media, how to tell which networks are right for your business, the kind of content to create and post, how to tell if content is working, and why social media and email marketing must be used together.

Register by caling (516) 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Finance Committee Meeting at Main Library  
    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library

Thursday April 20, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Zumbini  
   

Zubini is a music and movement class for children 0-4 years old to attend with their caregiver for forty-five minutes to dance, sing and move through the program using their bodies.  The last 15 minutes of the program is a free play experience.

This program is child appropriate, grown-up friendly, and of course, full of the "Zumba" flavor.

For Infant - 4 years old with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 30, April 13, April 20, May 4, May 11 and May 18

Registration began Wednesday, March 30, 2017

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    Location: Main Library Community Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Independence Social Discussion Group  
   

Project Independence provides services and opportunities for seniors that enable them to live independently while maintaining socially active and healthy lives, including help with health related issues, caregiver support, transportation needs for shopping and doctor’s appointments, food and nutrition, and access to benefit and financial assistance. They are a resource for social and recreational interests, and present lectures as well as hold meetings such as this Social Discussion Group at the Parkville Branch.

 

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM Vacation Week Zumbini  
   

Zubini is a music and movement class for children 0-4 years old to attend with their caregiver for forty-five minutes to dance, sing and move through the program using their bodies.  The last 15 minutes of the program is a free play experience.

This program is child appropriate, grown-up friendly, and of course, full of the "Zumba" flavor.

For Infant - 4 years old with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Thursday, April 13 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Please sign up for this class only if you are NOT in the series!

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    Location: Main Library Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM LI Reads Book Discussion with Librarian Maureen McKenna
Dead Wake by Erik Larson
 
   

On May 1, 1915, with World War I entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants. This is the true story of the submarine attack on the Lusitania, the lives and deaths of some of its passengers, and the sinking of the largest and fastest ocean liner of its time.

Register by calling 466-8055 ext. 218/219 or register online.

                

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Thursday Film Encore  
   

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

2016, 112 minutes, R

Director:     Tate Taylor

Cast:          Emily Blunt, Luke Evans, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Allison Janney, Lisa Kudrow

Synopsis:   A recent divorcée  fantasizes about a couple whose house she passes each day on her commuter train ride. Soon, she becomes entangled in a mystery involving not only the couple, but her former husband  and his new family.  Adapted from the 2015 best-selling novel by Paula Hawkins.

Priority seating given to Great Neck School District residents. Please bring your library card or driver's license. Ten (10) minutes before the film begins, no seat may be held, and non-residents will be seated if space permits

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Knitting and Crocheting Circle  
   

Now on every Thursday night! Love knitting and/or crocheting? Just starting out and like having others to help you? Advanced and like working with company?  Come join our ongoing knitting and crocheting circle! Help, advice, and chitchat will be facilitated.

 

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein  
   

Learn yoga postures, breathing practices and meditation techniques to bring balance, equilibrium and good health to your body and mind. Studies have shown that yoga and meditation have remarkable healing effects for those who practice.

Open to all levels, this 60 minute class will promote flexibility, strength and balance for your body and mind. Bring a yoga mat, meditation pillow to sit on, water bottle and small towel.  Dress in comfortable clothing.

$35 registration for a series of 7 sessions.

Registration Required. Please register in person with the Programming & Publicity Dept. by check, money order (made out to the Great Neck Library) or cash. The fee is for the entire series and is not refundable for individual classes that cannot be attended.

Please call (516) 466-8055, ext. 208  for any further information.

Thursdays, April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 25, June 1 and  8  

Sharon Epstein, MS, E-RYT-500 has been studying and practicing yoga and meditation for over 30 years. Sharon loves teaching all levels and ages.  She teaches in yoga studios, synagogues, corporate offices, private homes, in hospitals, schools and camps. Sharon is a Great Neck resident.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Friday April 21, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Project Independence Men’s Group  
   

Project Independence provides services and opportunities for seniors that enable them to live independently while maintaining socially active and healthy lives, including help with health related issues, caregiver support, transportation needs for shopping and doctor’s appointments, food and nutrition, and access to benefit and financial assistance. They are a resource for social and recreational interests, and present lectures as well as hold meetings such as this Men’s Group at the Parkville Branch.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Dungeons and Dragons  
   

Become a hero and embark on an epic fantasy adventure.  Fight monsters and find treasure using only some dice and your imagination!  

Beginners welcome!

For Ages 9 - 12 years old

Series includes the following dates: April 7, April 14, April 21, April 28, May 5, May 12, May 19 and May 26

Registration begins on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

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    Location: Main - Children's Program Room

Saturday April 22, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM AARP Driver Safety Class  
   

Refresher driving course for drivers ages 50 and over for reduction in points or discount on insurance. This is a 6 hour class; please bring your lunch.

AARP member fee: $20.00; Non-AARP member fee: $25.00. Checks only. Registration is ongoing by calling 466-8055, ext. 273.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   10:30 AM  -  1:30 PM SAT or ACT Practice Test  
   

SAT or ACT Practice Test
Saturday, April 22, 10:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Curvebreakers will administer a fully timed and proctored SAT or ACT exam, just like the real exam.  Teens will choose which test they want to take when they register in advance.  The practice exam will help students get a feel for the timing and stamina required for the real exam.  Each student will get back the graded exam with scoring information and customized comments written by Nick LaPoma, Curvebreakers founder and master tutor.

SAT or ACT Practice Test Score Results
Wednesday, May 3, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
Nick will hand back the exams, explain the scores and how to analyze them.  He will advise parents and students on how to choose between the SAT and the ACT.  Parents are encouraged to attend the results session.

For teens in grades 9 and above.  Advanced registration with teen's own library card is required and starts on Friday, April 7 at 10:00 am.  Teens who take the practice test are automatically registered for the score results session.  Should the practice test registration and waiting list become full, walk-in’s will be admitted on a first come first serve basis, if space permits. 

Contact: Courtney Greenblatt, Young Adult Librarian, 466-8055 ext. 218

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM The Three Poets
Evelyn Kandel, Sasha Ettinger and Sybil Bank
 
   

Join The Three Poets for an afternoon journey through the evocative language of poetry. Award-winning poets Evelyn Kandel, Sasha Ettinger and Sybil Bank will read their own poetry gathered from their widely published work found in various anthologies, journals, printings of their own work and other sources. 

Poets may sign up at 1:30 p.m. for the Open Mic (time permitting).

Refreshments will be served.

The Three Poets present poetry workshops and readings throughout Long Island.

 

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Sunday April 23, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM The Great Neck Library Music Advisory Committee Presents Soprano Liora Michelle  
   

Broken Hearts, Exalted Spirits - Soprano Liora Michelle and her favorite musical partners-in-crime, tenor Neal Harrelson and pianist Inna Leytush serve up an afternoon smorgasborg of delightful and consuming duets, arias and songs. Indulge in the mesmerizing music of 'the greats', Verdi, Donizetti, Puccini, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Lehar and more.

Having begun a steady career in Australia as a principal soprano for the Melbourne City Opera, Liora Michelle’s current performance repertory includes over 25 heroines in opera’s most celebrated works. With a vocal color that suits bel canto as well as the more lyric verismo roles, she is a rare, versatile singer with a remarkable breadth of repertory. She has performed classic lyric soprano roles to critical acclaim, including Mimì, Musetta, Micaela, Nedda, Leonora (Il Trovatore) and Desdemona (Otello) among others.

Please register at 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online. Great Neck Library District residents have priority for seating.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Monday April 24, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein  
   

Learn yoga postures, breathing practices and meditation techniques to bring balance, equilibrium and good health to your body and mind. Studies have shown that yoga and meditation have remarkable healing effects for those who practice.

Open to all levels, this 60 minute class will promote flexibility, strength and balance for your body and mind. Bring a yoga mat, meditation pillow to sit on, water bottle and small towel.  Dress in comfortable clothing.

$35 registration for a series of 7 sessions.

Registration Required. Please register in person with the Programming & Publicity Dept. by check, money order (made out to the Great Neck Library) or cash. The fee is for the entire series and is not refundable for individual classes that cannot be attended.

Please call (516) 466-8055, ext. 208 for any further information.

Mondays April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, and June 5

Sharon Epstein, MS, E-RYT-500 has been studying and practicing yoga and meditation for over 30 years. Sharon loves teaching all levels and ages.  She teaches in yoga studios, synagogues, corporate offices, private homes, in hospitals, schools and camps. Sharon is a Great Neck resident.

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 2's Storytime  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Don't miss out on this great program for 2 year olds!  Parents and children participate in a half hour program consisting of songs, rhymes, props, puppets, flannel boards and so much more.

For 2 year olds with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 27, April 3, April 24, May 1, May 8, and May 15

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Baby Romp  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Join us for movement and interactive play with your little one.

For Infant - 12 month olds with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 27, April 3, April 24, May 1, May 8, May 15

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Coloring For Relaxation  
   

Have you heard of the new trend taking the country by storm?  Adults are coloring for relaxation.  Join us for a laid back and relaxing two hours of coloring on Monday afternoons.  We will play nice soft music and supply pencils and coloring pages.  All you have to do is come in, relax and color.  Let your stress just melt away.

Please Note: There will be no class on May 29.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Coloring for Relaxation  
   

Have you heard of the new trend taking the country by storm? Adults are coloring for relaxation. Join us for a laid back and relaxing two hours of coloring on Monday afternoons. We will play nice soft music and supply pencils and coloring pages. All you have to do is come in, relax and color. Let your stress just melt away.

No registration required!

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Creative Corner@ Main  
   

Each week you and your child will create and decorate a unique project with Ms. Cheryl.    Come dressed to make a mess!

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For ages 3 - 12 with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 27, April 3, April 17, April 24, May 1, May 8, May 15 and May 22

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:00am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   7:30 PM  -  9:30 PM Long Range Planning Committee Meeting at Main Library  
    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library

Tuesday April 25, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Little Listeners  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Celebrate wonderful stories chosen just for preschoolers.  Join this interactive thirty minute story time that is full of fun activities with group movement songs.

Siblings welcomed.

For 2 - 5 year olds with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 28, April 4, April 25, May 2, May 9 and May 16

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-80556

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Stories for Tots  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Join us for a fun filled early literacy experience!  You and your child will participate in a variety of simple songs, rhymes, music and smiles.  March to your own beat during this series.

For 18 - 23 month olds with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 28, April 4, April 25, May 2, May 9 and May 16

    Location: Main - Children's Program Room
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM English Language Conversation for Beginners  
   

English Language Conversation for Beginners

The Library invites all new speakers of English to join our English Language Conversation Group. English Language Conversation meetings will be held at the Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road (2nd floor), Gardens at Great Neck Plaza, now on every Tuesday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

These are small, informal groups of people that get together to have conversations in English. Various conversation topics may be chosen. This class stresses basic grammar and spoken language, including vocabulary guided by audio-visual guides.

For further information, please call the Reference Dept. at (516) 466-8055, ext. 218.  Groups are facilitated by Librarian Barbara Buckley.

Beginners are encouraged to stay for the second class.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM TED Talk
Mindfulness by Andy Puddicombe
facilitated by Connie Lagan
 
   

TED Talk followed by Discussion

“All it takes is 10 Mindful Minutes”

Andy Puddicombe, a former Buddhist monk, wants you to take a break from your own mind.

TED is a nonpartisan nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 110 languages.

Please call 466-8055, ext. 208 to register or register online.

Upcoming TED Talks:

May 9:  Body Language by Amy Cuddy,   

June 6:  Stress Management by Daniel Levitin

Come to one, two or all three talks.

Connie Lagan is a motivational speaker and writer. She is a lecturer/coach in the areas of business development, career advancement and personal enrichment. She is also a meditation facilitator.

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM English Language Conversation Second Level  
   

During English Language Conversations, small, informal groups of people get together to have conversations in English. Various conversation topics may be chosen. The second level group is for the person who has some fluency in English and wants to learn sophisticated vocabulary and discuss assigned reading materials.

For further information, please call the Reference Dept. at (516) 466-8055, ext. 218. Groups are facilitated by Librarian Barbara Buckley.

All are welcome to sit in on the Beginner's class.

Refreshments will be served.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Little Listeners  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Come celebrate wonderful stories chosen just for preschoolers.  Join this interactive thirty minute story time full of fun activities with group movement songs.

Siblings are welcomed.

For 2 - 5 year olds with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 28, April 4, April 25, May 2, May 9 and May 16

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:40 PM K-2nd Story Crafts  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

This series of classes will have youngsters listening to a story and making a related craft to take home.

For Kindergarten through 2nd graders

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 28, April 4, April 25, May 2, May 9 and May 16

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:50 PM Jr. Levels - Advanced Cartooning  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Do you like drawing comics?   Do you have a several Wednesday afternoons free?  If your answers are yes and yes then come join the Advanced Cartooning Club.  We'll design characters, create stories, and learn a ton of cartooning!!

For 5th and 6th graders only

Series includes the following dates: March 28, April 4, April 25, May 2, May 9 and May 16

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Board of Trustees Regular Meeting at Main Branch  
    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library

Wednesday April 26, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toy time  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Enjoy forty-five minutes of preschool fun featuring a musical setting, singing, puzzles, and toys in which little ones can play and climb.  Last fifteen minutes will include circle time with stories and finger plays.

For 10 - 17 month olds with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 29, April 5, April 26, May 3, May 10 and May 17

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10;01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Romp  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Come for movement, interactive play and stories with your little ones.

For 0 - 9 month olds with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 29, April 5, April 26, May 3, May 10 and May 17

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS

2016, 110 minutes, PG-13

Director:     Stephen Frears

Cast:          Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg

Synopsis:   Heiress Florence Foster Jenkins longs to become an opera star in 1940s New York, despite possessing a horrible singing voice. With the help and encouragement of her husband and a talented musician, she finds a very strange kind of success as a performer and recording artist.

Priority seating given to Great Neck School District residents. Please bring your library card or driver's license. Ten (10) minutes before the film begins, no seat may be held, and non-residents will be seated if space permits

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM English Language Class  
   

English is a difficult language to learn.  If you are just starting, or need more practice, come join our weekly English Language Class. Our certified instructor will help you learn and practice.  We will be meeting for one hour weekly.

Registration required. Call 466-8055, ext. 273 beginning April 12 at 10:00 a.m.

 

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM ESL Practice  
   

Practice the use of the English Language at the Parkville Branch

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:50 PM Jr. Levels - Shrinky Dink Jewelry  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Draw a pattern on special sheets, apply a little heat, and watch them shrink right before your eyes! Make rings, bracelets, earrings, and much more!!

For 5th and 6th graders only

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 29, April 5, April 26, May 3, May 10 and May 17

 

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM College Admissions: Your Roadmap to Success!  
   

Michael Binder, one of the premier college consultants on Long Island will discuss the 5 key steps students can take to maximize their admissions and scholarship potential.   Learn how to differentiate yourself from other applicants, how to determine which colleges are truly best for you, how to use college visits to improve admissions chances, and how to get colleges to say “yes” to your application.

There is separate registration for teens and parents.  Parental attendance is encouraged, not required.

Contact: Courtney Greenblatt, Young Adult Librarian, 466-8055, ext. 218

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lakeville Literary Club  
   

DEAD WAKE by Erik Larson

This is the Long Island Reads 2017 book. There is an author event at Long Island University in Brookville on Sunday, April 23, 2017 where this author will appear if readers are interested.

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library

Thursday April 27, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Stories for Tots  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Come join us for a fun filled, early literacy experience!  You and your child will participate in a variety of simple songs, rhymes, music and smiles.  March to your own beat during this series.

For 18 -23 month olds with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 30, April 6, April 27, May 4, May 11 and May 18

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10;01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:15 PM Book Talk Series with Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh
Discovering Our Inner Essence Through Awareness
 
   

April 27:  Practicing the Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

Through practical techniques, meditations, and exercises Eckhart Tolle shows us how to "live a liberated life"; we will discuss some of his essential teachings including

* Seeing the world in the present moment
* freeing ourselves from "enslavement to the mind"
* living with awareness/consciousness on a daily basis

May 18: Rising Strong by Brene Brown

Rising Strong is a book about what it takes to get back up when we fall, and how owning our stories of struggle gives us the power to write a daring new ending.

June 8:  Happier by Tal Ben-Shahar

Grounded in the revolutionary "positive psychology" movement, Ben-Shahar combines scientific studies, scholarly research, self-help advice, and spiritual enlightenment principles that you can apply to your daily life.

Join us for one, two or all three discussions.  Book discussions will be led by reference librarian Mimi (Mahnaz) Rabizadeh

Register by calling 466-8055, ext. 218/219 or register online.                    

Registration begins on April 10.

Copies of the book will be available at the Library.

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Independence Social Discussion Group  
   

Project Independence provides services and opportunities for seniors that enable them to live independently while maintaining socially active and healthy lives, including help with health related issues, caregiver support, transportation needs for shopping and doctor’s appointments, food and nutrition, and access to benefit and financial assistance. They are a resource for social and recreational interests, and present lectures as well as hold meetings such as this Social Discussion Group at the Parkville Branch.

 

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Parkville Book Group  
    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Thursday Film Encore  
   

FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS

2016, 110 minutes, PG-13

Director:     Stephen Frears

Cast:          Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg

Synopsis:   Heiress Florence Foster Jenkins longs to become an opera star in 1940s New York, despite possessing a horrible singing voice. With the help and encouragement of her husband and a talented musician, she finds a very strange kind of success as a performer and recording artist.

Priority seating given to Great Neck School District residents. Please bring your library card or driver's license. Ten (10) minutes before the film begins, no seat may be held, and non-residents will be seated if space permits

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   3:15 PM  -  3:45 PM Little Listeners  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Celebrate wonderful stories chosen just for  preschoolers.  This interactive thirty minute story time is full of fun activities with group movement songs.

Siblings are welcomed

For 3 - 5 year olds with parent/caregivers

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 30, April 6, April 27, May 4, May 11 and May 18

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Sticks in the Stacks: Knitting & Crochet Class  
   

Come and learn the basics, or perhaps just brush up on what you already know. All skill levels are welcome. Supplies will be provided, or bring your own from home.

Please call to register at ext. 232. Classes include the following dates: April 13 & 27, May 11 & 25, and June 8 & 22.

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:50 PM Jr. Levels - Make A Movie  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Learn about writing, directing and acting as you join others in the production of yet another "Jr. Levels Classic Movie"! 

For 5th and 6th graders only

Series includes the following dates: March 30, April 6, April 27, May 4, May 11 and May 18

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM B'Twixt & B'Tween Club  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

This is a series of programs combining traditional literature with hands-on activities in science, math, and the arts.  Each session is different and full of fun and learning!

For 3rd and 4th graders only

Series includes the following dates: March 30, April 6, April 27, May 4, May 11 and May 18

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Please Register For Only ONE Time Slot

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Knitting and Crocheting Circle  
   

Now on every Thursday night! Love knitting and/or crocheting? Just starting out and like having others to help you? Advanced and like working with company?  Come join our ongoing knitting and crocheting circle! Help, advice, and chitchat will be facilitated.

 

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein  
   

Learn yoga postures, breathing practices and meditation techniques to bring balance, equilibrium and good health to your body and mind. Studies have shown that yoga and meditation have remarkable healing effects for those who practice.

Open to all levels, this 60 minute class will promote flexibility, strength and balance for your body and mind. Bring a yoga mat, meditation pillow to sit on, water bottle and small towel.  Dress in comfortable clothing.

$35 registration for a series of 7 sessions.

Registration Required. Please register in person with the Programming & Publicity Dept. by check, money order (made out to the Great Neck Library) or cash. The fee is for the entire series and is not refundable for individual classes that cannot be attended.

Please call (516) 466-8055, ext. 208 for any further information.

Thursdays, April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 25, June 1 and  8    

Sharon Epstein, MS, E-RYT-500 has been studying and practicing yoga and meditation for over 30 years. Sharon loves teaching all levels and ages.  She teaches in yoga studios, synagogues, corporate offices, private homes, in hospitals, schools and camps. Sharon is a Great Neck resident.

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   7:30 PM  -  8:15 PM B'Twixt & B'Tween Club  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

This is a series of programs combining traditional literature with hands-on activities in science, math, and the arts.  Each session is different and full of fun and learning!

For 3rd and 4th graders only

Series includes the following dates: March 30, April 6, April 27, May 4, May 11 and May 18

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Please Register For Only ONE Time Slot

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room

Friday April 28, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Project Independence Men’s Group  
   

Project Independence provides services and opportunities for seniors that enable them to live independently while maintaining socially active and healthy lives, including help with health related issues, caregiver support, transportation needs for shopping and doctor’s appointments, food and nutrition, and access to benefit and financial assistance. They are a resource for social and recreational interests, and present lectures as well as hold meetings such as this Men’s Group at the Parkville Branch.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Toy Time  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Enjoy forty-five minutes of preschool fun featuring a musical setting, singing, puzzles, and toys in which little ones can play.

Last fifteen minutes will include circle time for a story and fingerplays!

For 10 - 17 month olds with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 31, April 7, April 28, May 5, May 12 and May 19

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Dungeons and Dragons  
   

Become a hero and embark on an epic fantasy adventure.  Fight monsters and find treasure using only some dice and your imagination!  

Beginners welcome!

For Ages 9 - 12 years old

Series includes the following dates: April 7, April 14, April 21, April 28, May 5, May 12, May 19 and May 26

Registration begins on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room

Saturday April 29, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  12:55 PM Ballroom Dancing with Donatas Nacajus  
   

Ballroom Dancing is formal social dancing in couples, popular as a recreation and also as a competitive activity. The ballroom dance repertoire includes dances developed from old European folk dances such as the waltz, Latin American dances such as the tango, rumba, and cha-cha, and dances of 20th-century origin such as the foxtrot and quickstep. Come join us and enjoy The Beauty and Magic of this Partnership Dancing Form. There are short-cuts to happiness and dancing is one of them. 

Born in Lithuania, Mr. Nacajus has been dancing since he was seven years old and has not stopped since. In his youth, he has won numerous dance competitions around the world. Since 2002, he has won professional dance competitions including 4th place in American Star Ball championships. Mr. Nacajus was a dance teacher at the Fred Astaire dance studio. He also leads the Montclair State University Ballroom and Latin Dance Team club.

$50 per person for entire series of 5 sessions:  April 29, May 6, 13, 20 and June 3

Registration required. Please register in person with the Programming & Publicity Dept. by check, money order or cash. The fee is for the entire series and is not refundable for individual classes that cannot be attended. Please call (516) 466-8055, ext. 208 for any further information.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Sunday April 30, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM The Vic Vincent Group presents a Musical History Tour of Rock & Roll, Doo-Wop & Pop  
   

Join Vic on keyboard & guitar, Bill on drums, and Jim on sax as they pay tribute to the great artists whose songs have been the “soundtrack of our lives.” Journey on a Musical History Tour of Rock and Roll, DooWop and Pop as you begin in the 1950’s and travel through the decades.  The music, trivia, comical stories, costumes & props will bring back those wonderful memories of people, places and events during those special times.

The show will include songs by artists, such as:

-Rock & Roll sounds of  Elvis, Bill Haley and the Comets, Dion and the Belmonts, the Tokens, Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, the Big Bopper, Wilson Pickett, Everly Brothers, Frankie Ford, Drifters, Four Seasons, Beatles, Billy Joel, and Roy Orbison;

-Doo-Wop harmonies of the Five Satins, Danny and the Juniors, Marcels, Duprees, Mystics, Capris, Elegants, Penguins, Del Vikings, and Little Anthony and the Imperials;

-Pop tunes of  Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Louie Prima, Englebert Humperdinck, Tom Jones, Righteous Brothers, Michael Buble`, Karen Carpenter and Neil Diamond;

-Story-telling Country songs by Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, & BJ Thomas

Please call (516) 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online to reserve a space (no specific seat will be held).   Great Neck School District residents have priority for seating.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Monday May 1, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Author Birthday Display's  
   

Party each month with Author's who celebrate their birthday during that month.   Check out the display's of the books they have written that will be gathered together on top of the book shelves in the department.

Happy Reading!!

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For All Ages

No registration required

    Location: Main Children's Room 1
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Grab-N-Go Book Bundles  
   

Book bundles include a selection of different subjects and/or titles all wrapped up and ready to be checked out.

If you only have a minute, grab a bundle and see what's in it!!

 

For All Ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main Children's Room 1
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Monthly Scavenger Hunt  
   

Each month stop by the Children's reference desk for a game sheet and participate in our scavenger hunt around the children's department.

Themes will change each month and you could possibly win a prize from the treasure box.

Good luck!

For ages 5 -12 years old

No registration is required

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    Location: Main Children's Room 1
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM UNLEASHED Snapshots of Dogs for Adoption Town of North Hempstead Shelter
by Maggie T. Mills
 
   

Photographs of Dogs for Adoption at the Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter ......... Photography Exhibit presented by The Shelter Connection

On Display Through the Month of May in the Library Gallery

“Is today the day?”

If shelter dogs could understand why they’re away from home, in a kennel, that is what they would ask. They don’t know they’re being kept warm, safe, and fed after being lost, abandoned, or surrendered by owners unfit or unable to care for them. They don’t know they’re being vaccinated, trained, and spayed/neutered to prepare them for a new home where they will again experience the love they lost.

The Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter and its non-profit partner The Shelter Connection work together to improve the lives of the dogs you see here and many like them. Unlike private shelters, municipal facilities take all homeless dogs– no matter if they’re old, blind, deaf, missing limbs, or traumatized. Municipal shelters do not reject dogs that may be hard to place. This is where cooperation between the shelter and The Shelter Connection comes in.

No dog that can be saved will be put down. Fundraising by The Shelter Connection pays for medical procedures not covered by the Town budget. Since 2006, that money has also saved the lives of 683 dogs from overpopulated local shelters by bringing them to our shelter– dogs that might have otherwise  been euthanized for lack of space.

The photographs in this exhibit were taken to celebrate the dogs, the staff, and the volunteers who believe there is a “forever home” for every shelter dog. That home could be yours. Is today the day?

    Location: Main Library Lower Lobby Art Gallery
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein  
   

Learn yoga postures, breathing practices and meditation techniques to bring balance, equilibrium and good health to your body and mind. Studies have shown that yoga and meditation have remarkable healing effects for those who practice.

Open to all levels, this 60 minute class will promote flexibility, strength and balance for your body and mind. Bring a yoga mat, meditation pillow to sit on, water bottle and small towel.  Dress in comfortable clothing.

$35 registration for a series of 7 sessions

Registration Required. Please register in person with the Programming & Publicity Dept. by check, money order (made out to the Great Neck Library) or cash. The fee is for the entire series and is not refundable for individual classes that cannot be attended.

Please call (516) 466-8055, ext. 208 for any further information.

Mondays April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, and June 5

Sharon Epstein, MS, E-RYT-500 has been studying and practicing yoga and meditation for over 30 years. Sharon loves teaching all levels and ages.  She teaches in yoga studios, synagogues, corporate offices, private homes, in hospitals, schools and camps. Sharon is a Great Neck resident.

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 2's Storytime  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Don't miss out on this great program for 2 year olds!  Parents and children participate in a half hour program consisting of songs, rhymes, props, puppets, flannel boards and so much more.

For 2 year olds with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 27, April 3, April 24, May 1, May 8, and May 15

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Baby Romp  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Join us for movement and interactive play with your little one.

For Infant - 12 month olds with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 27, April 3, April 24, May 1, May 8, May 15

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Coloring For Relaxation  
   

Have you heard of the new trend taking the country by storm?  Adults are coloring for relaxation.  Join us for a laid back and relaxing two hours of coloring on Monday afternoons.  We will play nice soft music and supply pencils and coloring pages.  All you have to do is come in, relax and color.  Let your stress just melt away.

Please Note: There will be no class on May 29.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Coloring for Relaxation  
   

Have you heard of the new trend taking the country by storm? Adults are coloring for relaxation. Join us for a laid back and relaxing two hours of coloring on Monday afternoons. We will play nice soft music and supply pencils and coloring pages. All you have to do is come in, relax and color. Let your stress just melt away.

No registration required!

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Creative Corner@ Main  
   

Each week you and your child will create and decorate a unique project with Ms. Cheryl.    Come dressed to make a mess!

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For ages 3 - 12 with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 27, April 3, April 17, April 24, May 1, May 8, May 15 and May 22

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:00am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room

Tuesday May 2, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Little Listeners  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Celebrate wonderful stories chosen just for preschoolers.  Join this interactive thirty minute story time that is full of fun activities with group movement songs.

Siblings welcomed.

For 2 - 5 year olds with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 28, April 4, April 25, May 2, May 9 and May 16

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-80556

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Stories for Tots  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Join us for a fun filled early literacy experience!  You and your child will participate in a variety of simple songs, rhymes, music and smiles.  March to your own beat during this series.

For 18 - 23 month olds with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 28, April 4, April 25, May 2, May 9 and May 16

    Location: Main - Children's Program Room
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM English Language Conversation for Beginners  
   

English Language Conversation for Beginners

The Library invites all new speakers of English to join our English Language Conversation Group. English Language Conversation meetings will be held at the Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road (2nd floor), Gardens at Great Neck Plaza, now on every Tuesday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

These are small, informal groups of people that get together to have conversations in English. Various conversation topics may be chosen. This class stresses basic grammar and spoken language, including vocabulary guided by audio-visual guides.

For further information, please call the Reference Dept. at (516) 466-8055, ext. 218.  Groups are facilitated by Librarian Barbara Buckley.

Beginners are encouraged to stay for the second class.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Stay Young and Vital for Life
Guide for the Perplexed
Katz Institute Northwell Hospital
 
   

Everyone wants to know how to stay young and vital. This is your opportunity to hear about real techniques to maximize your chances for a long and healthy life. You’ll learn about brain health, exercise, diet and much more.

Presented by Dr. Penny Stern

Dr. Penny Stern is the Director of Preventive Medicine at the Department of Occupational Medicine, Epidemiology, and Prevention (formerly Population Health) at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, the Physician Oversight in the Office of Community and Public Health (OCPH), the Co-Chair of the system-wide CME Committee, and as an Assistant Professor at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine where she serves in a variety of capacities.

Register by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM English Language Conversation Second Level  
   

During English Language Conversations, small, informal groups of people get together to have conversations in English. Various conversation topics may be chosen. The second level group is for the person who has some fluency in English and wants to learn sophisticated vocabulary and discuss assigned reading materials.

For further information, please call the Reference Dept. at (516) 466-8055, ext. 218. Groups are facilitated by Librarian Barbara Buckley.

All are welcome to sit in on the Beginner's class.

Refreshments will be served.

 

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Little Listeners  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Come celebrate wonderful stories chosen just for preschoolers.  Join this interactive thirty minute story time full of fun activities with group movement songs.

Siblings are welcomed.

For 2 - 5 year olds with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 28, April 4, April 25, May 2, May 9 and May 16

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:40 PM K-2nd Story Crafts  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

This series of classes will have youngsters listening to a story and making a related craft to take home.

For Kindergarten through 2nd graders

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 28, April 4, April 25, May 2, May 9 and May 16

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:50 PM Jr. Levels - Advanced Cartooning  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Do you like drawing comics?   Do you have a several Wednesday afternoons free?  If your answers are yes and yes then come join the Advanced Cartooning Club.  We'll design characters, create stories, and learn a ton of cartooning!!

For 5th and 6th graders only

Series includes the following dates: March 28, April 4, April 25, May 2, May 9 and May 16

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Parkville's LEGO Night  
   

Come join us for Lego Night! You don’t have to be young to love Legos, just young at heart. This night is not just for kids, so come on out grown-ups! What you build may even wind up on display in the branch. Children under 10 must have a grown up with them.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Winter Brook Psychic Medium presents Mediumship: What is It?  
   

Join Winter Brook, psychic medium as she explains the various ways Mediums use to connect with those who have passed over into the World of Spirit. She will discuss how our deceased loved ones try to reach out to us during everyday life and how we can recognize signs without using mediumistic abilities. For those interested in developing their own abilities she will provide some tips and techniques you can use to connect on your own. During the program she will give a demonstration of mediumship by bringing through loved ones from the other side to some of the attendees using the various methods discussed.

Winter Brook is a psychic medium who maintains her office in Northport but gives programs throughout Long Island and across the U.S. She also teaches mediumship and is the cohost of a weekly internet radio show called, Wisdom of Spirit with Rose and Winter Brook.  She currently serves on the board of directors for the Northport Chamber of Commerce and is a former Rotarian and Woman of the year recognized for her volunteer humanitarian service.

For entertainment purposes only.

Register by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

 

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM West Egg Book Group  
   

The Souls of Black Folk (1903), by W.E.B. Dubois

Essays on race, drawn from Dubois' own experiences, and an early landmark work of sociology

Please contact Reference right away to obtain your copy of the book.  Books may take 10 days-2 weeks to reach us from outside the Library.

Registration is limited and begins Monday, April 3 at 10:00AM.  Register online, in person, or by telephone at 466-8055 ext 233

 

 

    Location: Station Branch Community Room

Wednesday May 3, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Saint Francis Hospital Free Blood Pressure Screening at Main  
   

Have your blood pressure checked by a clinical nurse, free of charge. Hypertension affects an astounding one in four adult Americans. Also known as high blood pressure, this condition usually has no symptoms, which is why it is often called the “silent killer.”

No registration required.

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toy time  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Enjoy forty-five minutes of preschool fun featuring a musical setting, singing, puzzles, and toys in which little ones can play and climb.  Last fifteen minutes will include circle time with stories and finger plays.

For 10 - 17 month olds with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 29, April 5, April 26, May 3, May 10 and May 17

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10;01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Romp  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Come for movement, interactive play and stories with your little ones.

For 0 - 9 month olds with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 29, April 5, April 26, May 3, May 10 and May 17

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club  
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   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

2016, 137 minutes, R

Director:     Kenneth Lonergan

Cast:          Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler

Synopsis:   A man is forced to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.

Priority seating given to Great Neck School District residents. Please bring your library card or driver's license. Ten (10) minutes before the film begins, no seat may be held, and non-residents will be seated if space permits.

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM English Language Class  
   

English is a difficult language to learn.  If you are just starting, or need more practice, come join our weekly English Language Class. Our certified instructor will help you learn and practice.  We will be meeting for one hour weekly.

Registration required. Call 466-8055, ext. 273 beginning April 12 at 10:00 a.m.

 

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM ESL Practice  
   

Practice the use of the English Language at the Parkville Branch

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:50 PM Jr. Levels - Shrinky Dink Jewelry  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Draw a pattern on special sheets, apply a little heat, and watch them shrink right before your eyes! Make rings, bracelets, earrings, and much more!!

For 5th and 6th graders only

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 29, April 5, April 26, May 3, May 10 and May 17

 

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE Business Mentoring  
   

Are you looking to start your own business?  Do you have a business but are looking for some help or guidance in a specific area?  Come set up an appointment with a mentor from SCORE.  SCORE is a non-profit organization consisting of retired business professionals.  Call to make an appointment for one-hour slots and meet one-on-one with a mentor.

For registration please call 516-466-8055, ext. 273.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SAT or ACT Practice Test Score Results  
   

SAT or ACT Practice Test
Saturday, April 22, 10:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Curvebreakers will administer a fully timed and proctored SAT or ACT exam, just like the real exam.  Teens will choose which test they want to take when they register in advance.  The practice exam will help students get a feel for the timing and stamina required for the real exam.  Each student will get back the graded exam with scoring information and customized comments written by Nick LaPoma, Curvebreakers founder and master tutor.

SAT or ACT Practice Test Score Results
Wednesday, May 3, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
Nick will hand back the exams, explain the scores and how to analyze them.  He will advise parents and students on how to choose between the SAT and the ACT.  Parents are encouraged to attend the results session.

For teens in grades 9 and above.  Advanced registration with teen's own library card is required and starts on Friday, April 7 at 10:00 am.  Teens who take the practice test are automatically registered for the score results session.  Should the practice test registration and waiting list become full, walk-in’s will be admitted on a first come first serve basis, if space permits. 

Contact: Courtney Greenblatt, Young Adult Librarian, 466-8055 ext. 218

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Policy and By Laws Committee Meeting at Main  
    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

Thursday May 4, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Stories for Tots  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Come join us for a fun filled, early literacy experience!  You and your child will participate in a variety of simple songs, rhymes, music and smiles.  March to your own beat during this series.

For 18 -23 month olds with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 30, April 6, April 27, May 4, May 11 and May 18

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10;01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Zumbini  
   

Zubini is a music and movement class for children 0-4 years old to attend with their caregiver for forty-five minutes to dance, sing and move through the program using their bodies.  The last 15 minutes of the program is a free play experience.

This program is child appropriate, grown-up friendly, and of course, full of the "Zumba" flavor.

For Infant - 4 years old with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 30, April 13, April 20, May 4, May 11 and May 18

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

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    Location: Main Library Community Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Independence Social Discussion Group  
   

Project Independence provides services and opportunities for seniors that enable them to live independently while maintaining socially active and healthy lives, including help with health related issues, caregiver support, transportation needs for shopping and doctor’s appointments, food and nutrition, and access to benefit and financial assistance. They are a resource for social and recreational interests, and present lectures as well as hold meetings such as this Social Discussion Group at the Parkville Branch.

 

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Author Talk with Robert Polner
Failed State
 
   

Failed State: Dysfunction and Corruption in an American Statehouse By Seymour P. Lachman and Robert Polner

Failed State shines a light on the dark corners of New York’s legislature and points the way to much-needed reform. Drawing on his experiences both in and out of state government, former New York State senator Seymour P. Lachman reveals and explores Albany’s hush-hush, top-down processes, illuminating the hidden, secretive corners where the state assembly and state senate conduct the people’s business and spend public money.

Robert Polner, a public affairs officer for New York University, co-authored “The Man Who Saved New York: Hugh Carey and the Great Fiscal Crisis of 1975.” He edited “America’s Mayor, America’s President: The Strange Career of Rudy Giuliani.” Mr. Polner formerly reported for New York and New Jersey daily newspapers.

Register by calling 566-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Thursday Film Encore  
   

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

2016, 137 minutes, R

Director:     Kenneth Lonergan

Cast:          Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler

Synopsis:   A man is forced to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.

Priority seating given to Great Neck School District residents. Please bring your library card or driver's license. Ten (10) minutes before the film begins, no seat may be held, and non-residents will be seated if space permits

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   3:15 PM  -  3:45 PM Little Listeners  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Celebrate wonderful stories chosen just for  preschoolers.  This interactive thirty minute story time is full of fun activities with group movement songs.

Siblings are welcomed

For 3 - 5 year olds with parent/caregivers

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 30, April 6, April 27, May 4, May 11 and May 18

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:50 PM Jr. Levels - Make A Movie  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Learn about writing, directing and acting as you join others in the production of yet another "Jr. Levels Classic Movie"! 

For 5th and 6th graders only

Series includes the following dates: March 30, April 6, April 27, May 4, May 11 and May 18

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM B'Twixt & B'Tween Club  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

This is a series of programs combining traditional literature with hands-on activities in science, math, and the arts.  Each session is different and full of fun and learning!

For 3rd and 4th graders only

Series includes the following dates: March 30, April 6, April 27, May 4, May 11 and May 18

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Please Register For Only ONE Time Slot

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Knitting and Crocheting Circle  
   

Now on every Thursday night! Love knitting and/or crocheting? Just starting out and like having others to help you? Advanced and like working with company?  Come join our ongoing knitting and crocheting circle! Help, advice, and chitchat will be facilitated.

 

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein  
   

Learn yoga postures, breathing practices and meditation techniques to bring balance, equilibrium and good health to your body and mind. Studies have shown that yoga and meditation have remarkable healing effects for those who practice.

Open to all levels, this 60 minute class will promote flexibility, strength and balance for your body and mind. Bring a yoga mat, meditation pillow to sit on, water bottle and small towel.  Dress in comfortable clothing.

$35 registration for a series of 7 sessions.

Registration Required. Please register in person with the Programming & Publicity Dept. by check, money order (made out to the Great Neck Library) or cash. The fee is for the entire series and is not refundable for individual classes that cannot be attended.

Please call (516) 466-8055, ext. 208 for any further information.

Thursdays, April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 25, June 1 and  8  

Sharon Epstein, MS, E-RYT-500 has been studying and practicing yoga and meditation for over 30 years. Sharon loves teaching all levels and ages.  She teaches in yoga studios, synagogues, corporate offices, private homes, in hospitals, schools and camps. Sharon is a Great Neck resident.

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   7:30 PM  -  8:15 PM B'Twixt & B'Tween Club  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

This is a series of programs combining traditional literature with hands-on activities in science, math, and the arts.  Each session is different and full of fun and learning!

For 3rd and 4th graders only

Series includes the following dates: March 30, April 6, April 27, May 4, May 11 and May 18

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Please Register For Only ONE Time Slot

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room

Friday May 5, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Project Independence Men’s Group  
   

Project Independence provides services and opportunities for seniors that enable them to live independently while maintaining socially active and healthy lives, including help with health related issues, caregiver support, transportation needs for shopping and doctor’s appointments, food and nutrition, and access to benefit and financial assistance. They are a resource for social and recreational interests, and present lectures as well as hold meetings such as this Men’s Group at the Parkville Branch.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Toy Time  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Enjoy forty-five minutes of preschool fun featuring a musical setting, singing, puzzles, and toys in which little ones can play.

Last fifteen minutes will include circle time for a story and fingerplays!

For 10 - 17 month olds with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 31, April 7, April 28, May 5, May 12 and May 19

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Socrates Salon with Conversation Host Ron Gross  
   

Come share your life experiences, knowledge, and wisdom
about topics that matter, as we move from small talk to Big Talk.
Everyone speaks and everyone listens, because all of us are wiser
than any of us. 

Topics announced in advance
on flip chart at the Information Desk.
 
No registration required.

To receive further information about this session and ensuing ones, please send an e-mail to Ron Gross at grossassoc@aol.com

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Dungeons and Dragons  
   

Become a hero and embark on an epic fantasy adventure.  Fight monsters and find treasure using only some dice and your imagination!  

Beginners welcome!

For Ages 9 - 12 years old

Series includes the following dates: April 7, April 14, April 21, April 28, May 5, May 12, May 19 and May 26

Registration begins on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

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    Location: Main - Children's Program Room

Saturday May 6, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  12:55 PM Ballroom Dancing with Donatas Nacajus  
   

Ballroom Dancing is formal social dancing in couples, popular as a recreation and also as a competitive activity. The ballroom dance repertoire includes dances developed from old European folk dances such as the waltz, Latin American dances such as the tango, rumba, and cha-cha, and dances of 20th-century origin such as the foxtrot and quickstep. Come join us and enjoy The Beauty and Magic of this Partnership Dancing Form. There are short-cuts to happiness and dancing is one of them. 

Born in Lithuania, Mr. Nacajus has been dancing since he was seven years old and has not stopped since. In his youth, he has won numerous dance competitions around the world. Since 2002, he has won professional dance competitions including 4th place in American Star Ball championships. Mr. Nacajus was a dance teacher at the Fred Astaire dance studio. He also leads the Montclair State University Ballroom and Latin Dance Team club.

$50 per person for entire series of 5 sessions: April 29, May 6, 13, 20 and June 3

Registration required. Please register in person with the Programming & Publicity Dept. by check, money order or cash. The fee is for the entire series and is not refundable for individual classes that cannot be attended. Please call (516) 466-8055, ext. 208 for any further information.

 

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Sunday May 7, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM The Music Advisory Committee Presents Looking Back, Moving Forward The Counterclockwise Ensemble  
   

Looking Back, Moving Forward: A Musical Odyssey with The Counterclockwise Ensemble

Join The Counterclockwise Ensemble for a unique listening experience that combines the intimacy and instrumentation of chamber music with the energy and vitality of a rock concert. Evoking the mood and spirit of both European and American classical masterpieces, the Ensemble will take you on a sonic journey that draws much of its inspiration from the natural beauty of the American landscape in full bloom and the hearty music of its people in celebration.

The Counterclockwise Ensemble is a guitar, strings and percussion quintet that plays contemporary American chamber music. Equally at home in a variety of genres, the group primarily plays the compositions of guitarist Rich Stein, sprinkling in pieces by Gustav Holst, Aaron Copland and Led Zeppelin as well as traditional American and Irish folk tunes into their sets.

Originally formed in order to perform the pieces on Stein’s CDs Unspoken (2003) and Counterclockwise (2007), the current ensemble includes founding members Rich Stein (guitar), Andrew and Rebecca Perea (violin and cello), Glen Saunders (double bass) and Jim Mansfield (percussion).

Please register at 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online. Great Neck Library District residents have priority for seating.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Monday May 8, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein  
   

Learn yoga postures, breathing practices and meditation techniques to bring balance, equilibrium and good health to your body and mind. Studies have shown that yoga and meditation have remarkable healing effects for those who practice.

Open to all levels, this 60 minute class will promote flexibility, strength and balance for your body and mind. Bring a yoga mat, meditation pillow to sit on, water bottle and small towel.  Dress in comfortable clothing.

$35 registration for a series of 7 sessions.

Registration Required. Please register in person with the Programming & Publicity Dept. by check, money order (made out to the Great Neck Library) or cash. The fee is for the entire series and is not refundable for individual classes that cannot be attended.

Please call (516) 466-8055, ext. 208  for any further information.

Mondays April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, and June 5

Sharon Epstein, MS, E-RYT-500 has been studying and practicing yoga and meditation for over 30 years. Sharon loves teaching all levels and ages.  She teaches in yoga studios, synagogues, corporate offices, private homes, in hospitals, schools and camps. Sharon is a Great Neck resident.

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 2's Storytime  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Don't miss out on this great program for 2 year olds!  Parents and children participate in a half hour program consisting of songs, rhymes, props, puppets, flannel boards and so much more.

For 2 year olds with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 27, April 3, April 24, May 1, May 8, and May 15

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Baby Romp  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Join us for movement and interactive play with your little one.

For Infant - 12 month olds with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 27, April 3, April 24, May 1, May 8, May 15

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Coloring For Relaxation  
   

Have you heard of the new trend taking the country by storm?  Adults are coloring for relaxation.  Join us for a laid back and relaxing two hours of coloring on Monday afternoons.  We will play nice soft music and supply pencils and coloring pages.  All you have to do is come in, relax and color.  Let your stress just melt away.

Please Note: There will be no class on May 29.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Coloring for Relaxation  
   

Have you heard of the new trend taking the country by storm? Adults are coloring for relaxation. Join us for a laid back and relaxing two hours of coloring on Monday afternoons. We will play nice soft music and supply pencils and coloring pages. All you have to do is come in, relax and color. Let your stress just melt away.

No registration required!

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Creative Corner@ Main  
   

Each week you and your child will create and decorate a unique project with Ms. Cheryl.    Come dressed to make a mess!

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For ages 3 - 12 with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 27, April 3, April 17, April 24, May 1, May 8, May 15 and May 22

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:00am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room

Tuesday May 9, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Little Listeners  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Celebrate wonderful stories chosen just for preschoolers.  Join this interactive thirty minute story time that is full of fun activities with group movement songs.

Siblings welcomed.

For 2 - 5 year olds with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 28, April 4, April 25, May 2, May 9 and May 16

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-80556

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Stories for Tots  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Join us for a fun filled early literacy experience!  You and your child will participate in a variety of simple songs, rhymes, music and smiles.  March to your own beat during this series.

For 18 - 23 month olds with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 28, April 4, April 25, May 2, May 9 and May 16

    Location: Main - Children's Program Room
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM English Language Conversation for Beginners  
   

English Language Conversation for Beginners

The Library invites all new speakers of English to join our English Language Conversation Group. English Language Conversation meetings will be held at the Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road (2nd floor), Gardens at Great Neck Plaza, now on every Tuesday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

These are small, informal groups of people that get together to have conversations in English. Various conversation topics may be chosen. This class stresses basic grammar and spoken language, including vocabulary guided by audio-visual guides.

For further information, please call the Reference Dept. at (516) 466-8055, ext. 218.  Groups are facilitated by Librarian Barbara Buckley.

Beginners are encouraged to stay for the second class.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM TED Talk
Body Language by Amy Cuddy
Discussion facilitated by Connie Lagan
 
   

TED Talk followed by Discussion

“Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are.”

Amy Cuddy, social psychologist, proved doctors wrong after her miraculous recovery from a severe head injury. She talks about how your body position influences others, and even your own brain.

TED is a nonpartisan nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 110 languages.

Please call 466-8055, ext. 208 to register or register online.

Other TED Talks:

April 25: Mindfulness by Andy Puddicombe

June 6:  Stress Management by Daniel Levitin

Come to one, two or all three TED Talks.

Connie Lagan is a motivational speaker and writer. She is a lecturer/coach in the areas of business development, career advancement and personal enrichment. She is also a meditation facilitator.

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM English Language Conversation Second Level  
    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Little Listeners  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Come celebrate wonderful stories chosen just for preschoolers.  Join this interactive thirty minute story time full of fun activities with group movement songs.

Siblings are welcomed.

For 2 - 5 year olds with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 28, April 4, April 25, May 2, May 9 and May 16

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:40 PM K-2nd Story Crafts  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

This series of classes will have youngsters listening to a story and making a related craft to take home.

For Kindergarten through 2nd graders

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 28, April 4, April 25, May 2, May 9 and May 16

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:50 PM Jr. Levels - Advanced Cartooning  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Do you like drawing comics?   Do you have a several Wednesday afternoons free?  If your answers are yes and yes then come join the Advanced Cartooning Club.  We'll design characters, create stories, and learn a ton of cartooning!!

For 5th and 6th graders only

Series includes the following dates: March 28, April 4, April 25, May 2, May 9 and May 16

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Wednesday May 10, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toy time  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Enjoy forty-five minutes of preschool fun featuring a musical setting, singing, puzzles, and toys in which little ones can play and climb.  Last fifteen minutes will include circle time with stories and finger plays.

For 10 - 17 month olds with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 29, April 5, April 26, May 3, May 10 and May 17

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10;01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Romp  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Come for movement, interactive play and stories with your little ones.

For 0 - 9 month olds with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 29, April 5, April 26, May 3, May 10 and May 17

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Buying or Selling Your Home
Nassau County Bar Assoc. Speaker Attorney Douglas Moyal
 
   

Roles your attorney will play when purchasing a home in New York:  Presentation will cover the roles that each attorney plays in a real estate transaction. This includes contract negotiations, the signing of the contract, title review and what to expect at the closing table.

Please register by calling 466-8055, ext.208 or register online.

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club  
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   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

MOTHER

1996, 103 minutes, PG-13

Director:     Albert Brooks

Cast:          Albert Brooks, Debbie Reynolds, Rob Morrow

Synopsis:   A twice-divorced author decides the only way to fix his relationship problems is to move back to his childhood home and solve the problems he had with the first woman in his life: Mom.

Priority seating given to Great Neck School District residents. Please bring your library card or driver's license. Ten (10) minutes before the film begins, no seat may be held, and non-residents will be seated if space permits.

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM English Language Class  
   

English is a difficult language to learn.  If you are just starting, or need more practice, come join our weekly English Language Class. Our certified instructor will help you learn and practice.  We will be meeting for one hour weekly.

Registration required. Call 466-8055, ext. 273 beginning April 12 at 10:00 a.m.

 

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM ESL Practice  
   

Practice the use of the English Language at the Parkville Branch

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:50 PM Jr. Levels - Shrinky Dink Jewelry  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Draw a pattern on special sheets, apply a little heat, and watch them shrink right before your eyes! Make rings, bracelets, earrings, and much more!!

For 5th and 6th graders only

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 29, April 5, April 26, May 3, May 10 and May 17

 

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Creative Corner  
   

Join us in an exploration of creativity!  We will be exploring different art forms with paint, glue, glitter and more! For ages 2 to 10 with parent/caregiver.

Registration starts Wednesday, May 3 at 10:00 am.

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Board of Trustees Personnel Committee Meeting at Main Branch  
   

CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library

Thursday May 11, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Stories for Tots  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Come join us for a fun filled, early literacy experience!  You and your child will participate in a variety of simple songs, rhymes, music and smiles.  March to your own beat during this series.

For 18 -23 month olds with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 30, April 6, April 27, May 4, May 11 and May 18

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10;01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Zumbini  
   

Zubini is a music and movement class for children 0-4 years old to attend with their caregiver for forty-five minutes to dance, sing and move through the program using their bodies.  The last 15 minutes of the program is a free play experience.

This program is child appropriate, grown-up friendly, and of course, full of the "Zumba" flavor.

For Infant - 4 years old with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 30, April 13, April 20, May 4, May 11 and May 18

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

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    Location: Main Library Community Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Independence Social Discussion Group  
   

Project Independence provides services and opportunities for seniors that enable them to live independently while maintaining socially active and healthy lives, including help with health related issues, caregiver support, transportation needs for shopping and doctor’s appointments, food and nutrition, and access to benefit and financial assistance. They are a resource for social and recreational interests, and present lectures as well as hold meetings such as this Social Discussion Group at the Parkville Branch.

 

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Thursday Film Encore  
   

MOTHER

1996, 103 minutes, PG-13

Director:     Albert Brooks

Cast:          Albert Brooks, Debbie Reynolds, Rob Morrow

Synopsis:   A twice-divorced author decides the only way to fix his relationship problems is to move back to his childhood home and solve the problems he had with the first woman in his life: Mom.

Priority seating given to Great Neck School District residents. Please bring your library card or driver's license. Ten (10) minutes before the film begins, no seat may be held, and non-residents will be seated if space permits

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   3:15 PM  -  3:45 PM Little Listeners  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Celebrate wonderful stories chosen just for  preschoolers.  This interactive thirty minute story time is full of fun activities with group movement songs.

Siblings are welcomed

For 3 - 5 year olds with parent/caregivers

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 30, April 6, April 27, May 4, May 11 and May 18

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Sticks in the Stacks: Knitting & Crochet Class  
   

Come and learn the basics, or perhaps just brush up on what you already know. All skill levels are welcome. Supplies will be provided, or bring your own from home.

Please call to register at ext. 232. Classes include the following dates: April 13 & 27, May 11 & 25, and June 8 & 22.

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:50 PM Jr. Levels - Make A Movie  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Learn about writing, directing and acting as you join others in the production of yet another "Jr. Levels Classic Movie"! 

For 5th and 6th graders only

Series includes the following dates: March 30, April 6, April 27, May 4, May 11 and May 18

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM B'Twixt & B'Tween Club  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

This is a series of programs combining traditional literature with hands-on activities in science, math, and the arts.  Each session is different and full of fun and learning!

For 3rd and 4th graders only

Series includes the following dates: March 30, April 6, April 27, May 4, May 11 and May 18

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Please Register For Only ONE Time Slot

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Creative Corner@ Station  
   

Each week you and your child will create and decorate a unique project with Ms. Cheryl.    Come dressed to make a mess!

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For ages 3 - 12 with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Thursday, May 4, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:00am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Knitting and Crocheting Circle  
   

Now on every Thursday night! Love knitting and/or crocheting? Just starting out and like having others to help you? Advanced and like working with company?  Come join our ongoing knitting and crocheting circle! Help, advice, and chitchat will be facilitated.

 

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein  
   

Learn yoga postures, breathing practices and meditation techniques to bring balance, equilibrium and good health to your body and mind. Studies have shown that yoga and meditation have remarkable healing effects for those who practice.

Open to all levels, this 60 minute class will promote flexibility, strength and balance for your body and mind. Bring a yoga mat, meditation pillow to sit on, water bottle and small towel.  Dress in comfortable clothing.

$35 registration for a series of 7 sessions.

Registration Required. Please register in person with the Programming & Publicity Dept. by check, money order (made out to the Great Neck Library) or cash. The fee is for the entire series and is not refundable for individual classes that cannot be attended.

Please call (516) 466-8055, ext. 208 for any further information.

Thursdays, April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 25, June 1 and  8  

Sharon Epstein, MS, E-RYT-500 has been studying and practicing yoga and meditation for over 30 years. Sharon loves teaching all levels and ages.  She teaches in yoga studios, synagogues, corporate offices, private homes, in hospitals, schools and camps. Sharon is a Great Neck resident.

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   7:30 PM  -  8:15 PM B'Twixt & B'Tween Club  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

This is a series of programs combining traditional literature with hands-on activities in science, math, and the arts.  Each session is different and full of fun and learning!

For 3rd and 4th graders only

Series includes the following dates: March 30, April 6, April 27, May 4, May 11 and May 18

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Please Register For Only ONE Time Slot

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Finance Committee Meeting at Main Library  
    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library

Friday May 12, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Project Independence Men’s Group  
   

Project Independence provides services and opportunities for seniors that enable them to live independently while maintaining socially active and healthy lives, including help with health related issues, caregiver support, transportation needs for shopping and doctor’s appointments, food and nutrition, and access to benefit and financial assistance. They are a resource for social and recreational interests, and present lectures as well as hold meetings such as this Men’s Group at the Parkville Branch.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Toy Time  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Enjoy forty-five minutes of preschool fun featuring a musical setting, singing, puzzles, and toys in which little ones can play.

Last fifteen minutes will include circle time for a story and fingerplays!

For 10 - 17 month olds with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 31, April 7, April 28, May 5, May 12 and May 19

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Friday Fun Story Crafts  
   

Get creative with our monthly-themed story crafts! For ages 2 to 10 with parent/caregiver.

Registration starts Friday, May 5 at 10:00 am.

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Dungeons and Dragons  
   

Become a hero and embark on an epic fantasy adventure.  Fight monsters and find treasure using only some dice and your imagination!  

Beginners welcome!

For Ages 9 - 12 years old

Series includes the following dates: April 7, April 14, April 21, April 28, May 5, May 12, May 19 and May 26

Registration begins on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room

Saturday May 13, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Creative Corner@ Parkville  
   

Each week you and your child will create and decorate a unique project with Ms. Cheryl.    Come dressed to make a mess!

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For ages 3 - 12 with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Friday, May 5, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:00am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   12:00 PM  -  12:55 PM Ballroom Dancing with Donatas Nacajus  
   

Ballroom Dancing is formal social dancing in couples, popular as a recreation and also as a competitive activity. The ballroom dance repertoire includes dances developed from old European folk dances such as the waltz, Latin American dances such as the tango, rumba, and cha-cha, and dances of 20th-century origin such as the foxtrot and quickstep. Come join us and enjoy The Beauty and Magic of this Partnership Dancing Form. There are short-cuts to happiness and dancing is one of them. 

Born in Lithuania, Mr. Nacajus has been dancing since he was seven years old and has not stopped since. In his youth, he has won numerous dance competitions around the world. Since 2002, he has won professional dance competitions including 4th place in American Star Ball championships. Mr. Nacajus was a dance teacher at the Fred Astaire dance studio. He also leads the Montclair State University Ballroom and Latin Dance Team club.

$50 per person for entire series of 5 sessions:  April 29, May 6, 13, 20 and June 3

Registration required. Please register in person with the Programming & Publicity Dept. by check, money order or cash. The fee is for the entire series and is not refundable for individual classes that cannot be attended. Please call (516) 466-8055, ext. 208 for any further information.

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Escape Room  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Escape Room!

A program for families (appropriate for adults, teens, and children over 8). 

You're locked in a room! Can you and your team find the clues and objects that will get you out? It's a mystery wrapped in a puzzle wrapped in a phsycial adventure! Sign up for the time slot that works best for you. Each group has 40 minutes to escape! Sessions are 1:30pm, 2:15pm, 3:00pm, 3:45pm, and 4:30pm. 

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   2:15 PM  -  2:45 PM Escape Room  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Escape Room!

A program for families (appropriate for adults, teens, and children over 8). 

You're locked in a room! Can you and your team find the clues and objects that will get you out? It's a mystery