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Thursday June 1, 2017 -  Monday June 26, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Vigilant Fire Company Celebrates 80 Years of EMS Services
Main Library Gallery
 
   

The Vigilant Fire Company will be hosting an exhibit to celebrate 80 years of EMS services in the Great Neck community. Please visit the lower level of the Great Neck Library to view photographs and memorabilia spanning eight decades of service. The exhibition will run during the month of June.

    Location: Main Library Lower Lobby Art Gallery

Monday June 12, 2017 -  Wednesday August 23, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Teen Summer Reading Program  
   

          YOU choose the books to read!
                                           Write and share book reviews                 Stop by and ask the Young Adult Librarian for book suggestions

Registration starts on Monday, June 12.
Submit your book reviews starting on Wednesday, July 5, the same day as our exciting Kick-off Party with award winning poet Jaylene Clark Owens.  

Review Writing, Special Events and more!

For teens in grades 7 – 12 (as of September)

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


Monday June 26, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play  
   

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 Stories By Hand  
   

American Sign Language (ASL) is an invaluable skill for both parents and children to use as a way of communicating.

Kids and parents will enjoy interacting while singing and signing rhymes and stories.  A fun craft will conclude the program!

For ages 6 months - 3 years old.

Registration begins Wednesday, May 31st, 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
   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
   6:30 PM  -  9:30 PM Levels: Auditions for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF  
   

Levels is holding auditions for its summer musical, the classic FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, for teens who'll be 7th grade and up in the fall.  Performances are scheduled for August 10-11-12, 2017.

Auditioners should prepare at least 16 measures of a Broadway-style song and be ready to sing a cappella (without music).  Auditioners should also be ready to read from the script (excerpts will be made available at the audition), and do a group dance/movement audition.  Levels casts color-blind and often gender-blind.

ALSO SEEKING MUSICIANS (CONTACT US AT 516-466-8055 ext. 216 or levels@greatnecklibrary.org):
ACCORDION, BASS, CELLO, GUITAR, HORN, DRUMS, FLUTE, CLARINET,
OBOE, BASSOON, TROMBONE, TRUMPET, VIOLA, VIOLIN

Levels events 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
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Nominating Interviews at Main Library  
   

Meeting is Closed to the Public

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

Tuesday June 27, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play  
   

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
   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  -  4:00 PM Scrabble at Main  
   

All are invited to enjoy a game of Scrabble at the Library. All levels of players are welcome.

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose 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
   6:30 PM  -  9:30 PM Levels: Auditions for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF  
   

Levels is holding auditions for its summer musical, the classic FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, for teens who'll be 7th grade and up in the fall.  Performances are scheduled for August 10-11-12, 2017.

Auditioners should prepare at least 16 measures of a Broadway-style song and be ready to sing a cappella (without music).  Auditioners should also be ready to read from the script (excerpts will be made available at the audition), and do a group dance/movement audition.  Levels casts color-blind and often gender-blind.

ALSO SEEKING MUSICIANS (CONTACT US AT 516-466-8055 ext. 216 or levels@greatnecklibrary.org):
ACCORDION, BASS, CELLO, GUITAR, HORN, DRUMS, FLUTE, CLARINET,
OBOE, BASSOON, TROMBONE, TRUMPET, VIOLA, VIOLIN

Levels events 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
   7:15 PM  -  8:00 PM Board of Trustees Executive Session  
    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   7:15 PM  -  9:00 PM Board of Trustees Regular Meeting at Main Branch  
   

7:15 pm - Executive Session

8:00 pm - Board of Trustees (Public Meeting)

    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library

Wednesday June 28, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play  
   

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
   11:00 AM  -  12:15 PM Jumpbunch  
   

This program provides an environment where parents and little one can interact with others while developing and enhancing social, motor, and cognitive skills.

Week 1 = Field Day with tug of war and sac races

You and your child will experience the thrill of Sac Races and Tug-O-War in a non competitive, friendly environment filled with high fives and tons of encouragement!

 

For ages 2 - 5 years old ONLY

Registration begins Wednesday, May 31st 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

 

 

    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  
   

QUEEN OF KATWE

2016, 124 minutes, PG

Director:     Mira Nair

Cast:          Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o

Synopsis:   Based on the vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.

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
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lakeville Literary Club  
   

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Klein

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Branch Committee Meeting at Parkville Branch Library  
   

Date Changed from May 23 to JUNE 6th to June 28th. 

Apologies for any inconvenience.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

Thursday June 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: Main- Children's Program Room
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Music Advisory Committee Meeting  
    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose 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  -  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  
   

 

QUEEN OF KATWE

2016, 124 minutes, PG

Director:     Mira Nair

Cast:          Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o

Synopsis:   Based on the vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.

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

Friday June 30, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play  
   

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
   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

Saturday July 1, 2017
   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

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

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
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Current Events Discussion  
   

Bring your coffee to Lakeville on Mondays at 11am to join in on a lively discussion of the current events of our Nation, State, and Town. Discussions will be facilitated by the Librarians.  

    Location: Lakeville Branch 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.

No Registration Required

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

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

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
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM ChalkZone  
   

Drop in to ChalkZone at the Lakeville Branch for fun with chalk all morning long! For ages 2-10 with a caregiver, no registration necessary.  

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   11:30 AM  -  11:50 AM Summer Reading Club Skit  
   

Here is your opportunity to see the Summer Reading Club skit your kids enjoyed in school. Librarians Judy and Lisa will recreate the fun and excitement for your child to share with you this entertaining production that includes audience participation.

This year’s skit if based on the book “The most wonderful egg in the world,” by Helme Heine.

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    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess  
    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  
   

1776

1972, 166 minutes, PG

Director:  Peter H. Hunt

Cast:       Blythe Danner, William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard

Synopsis:   A musical comedy about America's first Continental Congress. The delegates battle the English and each other trying to establish a set of laws and the Declaration of Independence.

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  -  4:20 PM Summer Reading Club Skit  
   

Here is your opportunity to see the Summer Reading Club skit your kids enjoyed in school. Librarians Judy and Lisa will recreate the fun and excitement of this entertaining production that includes audience participation!

This year’s skit if based on the book “The most wonderful egg in the world,” by Helme Heine.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Jr. Levels Summer Camp  
    Contact: Jamie Lagasse   516-466-8055 x 216   jlagasse@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Come join us for all types of fun activities this summer, such as painting, drawing, crafts, jewelry making, no-bake cooking, gardening, dance, and theatre arts! Classes are on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week. Register for each week you'd like to attend! REGISTER HERE FOR 7/5 AND 7/6

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Summer Reading Program Kickoff Party with Award Winning Poet Jaylene Clark Owens  
   

Summer Reading Kickoff Party with award winning poet, Jaylene Clark Owens.  Enjoy a poetry workshop, performance, pizza, and more!  Plus, you can start to submit your book reviews today!

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

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

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

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
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Discovering Our Inner Essence Through Awareness Book Discussion Series with Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh  
   

Continued discussions on the philosphy of spiritual leaders Eckart Tolle, Brene Brown and Tal Ben-Shahar. Join us on this path to fulfillment.

Register                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               by calling 466-8055, ext. 218/219 or register online beginning June 23.

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   11:30 AM  -  11:50 AM Summer Reading Club Skit  
   

Here is your opportunity to see the Summer Reading Club skit your kids enjoyed in school. Librarians Judy and Lisa will recreate the fun and excitement for your child to share with you this entertaining production that includes audience participation.

This year’s skit if based on the book “The most wonderful egg in the world,” by Helme Heine.

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    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose 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 Technology for the Terrified: Computer Preschool with Barbara Mehlman  
   

Learn technology vocabulary and computer basics without fear. This event is a wonderful precursor to our weekly GNL tech squad program.  Bring your questions and/or devices. Barbara is an Apple specialist.

Registration Suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Thursday Film Encore  
   

1776

1972, 166 minutes, PG

Director:  Peter H. Hunt

Cast:       Blythe Danner, William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard

Synopsis:   A musical comedy about America's first Continental Congress. The delegates battle the English and each other trying to establish a set of laws and the Declaration of Independence.

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
   4:00 PM  -  4:20 PM Summer Reading Club Skit  
   

Here is your opportunity to see the Summer Reading Club skit your kids enjoyed in school. Librarians Judy and Lisa will recreate the fun and excitement of this entertaining production that includes audience participation!

This year’s skit if based on the book “The most wonderful egg in the world,” by Helme Heine.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Jr. Levels Summer Camp  
    Contact: Jamie Lagasse   516-466-8055 x 216   jlagasse@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Come join us for all types of fun activities this summer, such as painting, drawing, crafts, jewelry making, no-bake cooking, gardening, dance, and theatre arts! Classes are on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week. Register for each week you'd like to attend! REGISTER HERE FOR 7/5 AND 7/6

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Knitting and Crochet 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
   6:45 PM  -  8:00 PM Family Game Night  
   

Join us on the First Thursday of the Month at 6:45 for Family Game Night at the Lakeville Library!  Each Month, we’ll be breaking out classic board games, cards, and new favorites for the entire family to enjoy! 

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Programming Committee Meeting at Main Library  
    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library

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

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
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Adelphi FREE Hearing Screenings  
   

This Adelphi University community outreach program consists of free hearing screenings for adults. Students and faculty from Adelphi University’s Hy Weinberg School for Communication Disorders will perform a baseline hearing screening for those who suspect they have a hearing loss.  The screening only takes several minutes.  Screening results are given immediately and appropriate recommendations are made by a licensed audiologist.

No registration. First come, first served.

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   11:30 AM  -  11:50 AM Summer Reading Club Skit  
   

Here is your opportunity to see the Summer Reading Club skit your kids enjoyed in school. Librarians Judy and Lisa will recreate the fun and excitement for your child to share with you this entertaining production that includes audience participation.

This year’s skit if based on the book “The most wonderful egg in the world,” by Helme Heine.

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    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose 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  
   

NOSTALGIA: Blessing?  Menace?  Or...?

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.

Enjoy thoughtful conversation and light refreshments.
 
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
   4:00 PM  -  4:20 PM Summer Reading Club Skit  
   

Here is your opportunity to see the Summer Reading Club skit your kids enjoyed in school. Librarians Judy and Lisa will recreate the fun and excitement of this entertaining production that includes audience participation!

This year’s skit if based on the book “The most wonderful egg in the world,” by Helme Heine.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room

Saturday July 8, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play  
   

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
   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

Monday July 10, 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.

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.

Series of 6 classes: July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14

$30 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration (check, cash or money order.)

Please call 466-8055, ext. 208/254 for further information.

Registration begins Friday, June 23.

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

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Read, Learn, Grow  
   

Attend this parent/child time with your preschooler.   Help your child get on the road to becoming a reader by joining us each morning for stories to be read aloud.

For ages 2 - 5 years old, siblings welcomed

No registration required.

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    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Current Events Discussion  
   

Bring your coffee to Lakeville on Mondays at 11am to join in on a lively discussion of the current events of our Nation, State, and Town. Discussions will be facilitated by the Librarians.  

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library

Monday July 10, 2017 -  Monday August 28, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Summer Crafts  
   

Dress for a mess as we engage, explore, and experiment in art.   It's about the process, not the product, in this open-ended art program for child and caregiver.

Children birth through age 12 with caregiver.

 

 

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

Monday July 10, 2017
   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 Programming Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Station Summer Babytime  
   

Registration begins July 3.  For babies ages birth to 9 months and their caregivers.  Fun times await with our childrens librarian upstairs at the Station library.  Babies Build a Better World with music, rhymes, puppets, books, giggles and new friends !

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Jr. Levels: Hall of Science at the Library  
    Contact: Jamie Lagasse   516-466-8055 x 216   levels@greatnecklibrary.org
   

The Hall of Science will be sending their experts to the library to teach hands-on workshops. In this session, children will explore the relationships between predator and prey with an owl pellet dissection. 

Jr. Levels summer programs are for rising 5th and 6th graders. 

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Bingo  
   

Do you love free books?  Playing BINGO?  Join us for a fun chance to play and possibly win at  our Monday evening Bingo.

For grades 1 -6

No Registration required (limited space)

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    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 July 11, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play  
   

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Read, Learn, Grow  
   

Attend this parent/child time with your preschooler.   Help your child get on the road to becoming a reader by joining us each morning for stories to be read aloud.

For ages 2 - 5 years old, siblings welcomed

No registration required.

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    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM English Language Conversation for Beginners  
   

The Library invites all new speakers of English to join our English Language Conversation Group. English Language Conversation meetings are held on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Station Branch.

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.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Anxiety: What is it Good For?  
   

Everyone experiences anxiety, but it is often misunderstood. This program will cover facts about anxiety, what causes it, and how it can become a more serious problem for some people. It will also cover tips for better managing anxiety.

Dr. Warner-Cohen is a Health Psychologist at Northwell Health and Assistant Professor, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine and specializes in psychiatry. She is affiliated with Long Island Jewish Medical Center, North Shore University Hospital, and The Zucker Hillside Hospital.

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Scrabble at Main  
   

All are invited to enjoy a game of Scrabble at the Library. All levels of players are welcome.

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose 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  
   

Each Tuesday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

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.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Family Lego  
   

Come join us for an afternoon at the library where you can build, creat adn play with LEGO's.   For all family members to work as a team!

For Family teams

No registration required (limited space)

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    Location: Main - Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Station Summer Storytime  
   

For children ages 2 to 5 years old and their caregivers.  Preschoolers Build a Better World with fun and learning in a half hour storytime with songs, movement, books, rhymes, puppets and more.  Make new friends and have fun upstairs at the Station Library with our childrens librarian and new childrens section.  Registration begins July 3.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Jr. Levels Summer Camp  
    Contact: Jamie Lagasse   516-466-8055 x 216   jlagasse@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Come join us for all types of fun activities this summer, such as painting, drawing, crafts, jewelry making, no-bake cooking, gardening, dance, and theatre arts! Classes are on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week. Register for each week you'd like to attend! REGISTER HERE FOR 7/11, 7/12, AND 7/13

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Summer Craft Time  
   

Summer, summer, summertime!  

Summer is the best - but if you're looking for a break from the summer heat stop on by to make some cool summer-themed crafts.

For ages 2 - 10 with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, July 5, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Michael Friedman
Star Trek
 
   

New York Times bestselling author Michael Jan Friedman will reveal how he got started as a writer, describe his career in Star Trek books, TV, and comics, and show you how to write a science fiction story from the ground up.

Michael Jan Friedman is the New York Times best-selling author of 76 books, nearly half of which are set somewhere in the wilds of the Star Trek universe. In a career that spans more than 35 years, he has also written for television, radio, and comic books, working on such characters as Superman, Flash, Green Lantern, Silver Surfer, and his own creation for D.C. Comics, Darkstars. You can follow Mike on Twitter @FriedmanMJ; on Facebook (Michael Jan Friedman), and on his website, MichaelJanFriedman.net. 

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

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

Between the World and Me (2015), by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Within the framework of letters to his teenage son, Coates describes his experiences and his thinking on race.  National Book Award winner.

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.

Also includes organizational meeting to choose titles for 2017-2018.

Registration is limited and begins Monday,June 5 at 10:00AM.  Register online, in person, or by telephone at 466-8055 ext 233

 

 

 

 

    Location: Station Branch Community Room

Wednesday July 12, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play  
   

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Read, Learn, Grow  
   

Attend this parent/child time with your preschooler.   Help your child get on the road to becoming a reader by joining us each morning for stories to be read aloud.

For ages 2 - 5 years old, siblings welcomed

No registration required.

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    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM ChalkZone  
   

Drop in to ChalkZone at the Lakeville Branch for fun with chalk all morning long! For ages 2-10 with a caregiver, no registration necessary.  

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Nassau County Clerk Mobile Office  
   

The Nassau County Clerk’s Mobile Office is on the road offering County Clerk services to Nassau County residents.  Office representatives will be able to provide certified copies of land records (deeds, mortgages, and mortgage satisfactions) and notary services for a fee.  In addition, the Mobile Office will also offer Nassau County Clerk Maureen O’Connell’s Veterans Recognition Program, where office representatives can process veteran discharge papers (DD-214) and provide our Veterans Discount Card, free of charge.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess  
    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  -  4:00 PM GNL Tech Squad at Lakeville  
   

Teen volunteers will help you to learn how to use your iPad or tablet, social media, Microsoft Office, smartphone apps, and more. Bring in specific questions and issues or just learn the basics of technology. Receive one-on-one support. 

No appointments necessary - first come, first served.

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM GNL Tech Squad at Main  
   

Teen volunteers will help you to learn how to use your iPad or tablet, social media, Microsoft office, smartphone apps, and more. Bring in specific questions and issues or just learn the basics of technology. Receive one-on-one support. 

Reference area

No appointments necessary - first come, first served.

    Location: Reference area
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM GNL Tech Squad at Parkville  
   

Teen volunteers will help you to learn how to use your iPad or tablet, social media, Microsoft office, smartphone apps, and more. Bring in specific questions and issues or just learn the basics of technology. Receive one-on-one support. 

Reference area

No appointments necessary - first come, first served.

    Location: Parkville Reference area
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM GNL Tech Squad at Station  
   

Teen volunteers will help you to learn how to use your iPad or tablet, social media, Microsoft office, smartphone apps, and more. Bring in specific questions and issues or just learn the basics of technology. Receive one-on-one support. 

No appointments necessary - first come, first served.

    Location: Station Branch
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

TONI ERDMANN

2016, 163 minutes, R, German with English subtitles

Director:  Maren Ade

Cast:       Sandra Huller, Peter Simonischek, Michael Wittenborn

Synopsis:   A practical joking father tries to reconnect with his hard working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO's life coach.

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  -  6:00 PM Jr. Levels Summer Camp  
    Contact: Jamie Lagasse   516-466-8055 x 216   jlagasse@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Come join us for all types of fun activities this summer, such as painting, drawing, crafts, jewelry making, no-bake cooking, gardening, dance, and theatre arts! Classes are on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week. Register for each week you'd like to attend!

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Cards for Hospitalized Kids Community Service Teen Summer Reading Program Special Event  
   

Help us make Cards for Hospitalized Kids to provide hope and joy for those in need.  Community service credits are avaible for this event.

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

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   6:45 PM  -  7:30 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, July 5th at 10:00am

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   7:30 PM  -  8:10 PM PJ Storytime  
   

Bring your stuffed animal to the library so the two of you can listen to some fun summer stories.  Wear your pajamas, and get ready to enjoy storybooks that are read by an enthusiastic librarian.

Snacks available to take home after stories are read!!

For ages 3 - 7 years old

No registration required (space is limited)

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    Location: Main - Children's Program Room

Thursday July 13, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play  
   

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Read, Learn, Grow  
   

Attend this parent/child time with your preschooler.   Help your child get on the road to becoming a reader by joining us each morning for stories to be read aloud.

For ages 2 - 5 years old, siblings welcomed

No registration required.

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    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Messy Play  
   

Messy Play at Lakeville is a 45 minute sensory playtime for ages 3-5 featuring fun, highly interactive activities focused on developing fine motor skills and creativity.  For Children and Caregiver, both child and accompanying adult are encouraged to wear appropriate clothing for painting, water play and other messy activities. 

Children may only be signed up for one session.   Register starts online July 3rd at 10:00am. 

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Messy Play  
   

Messy Play at Lakeville is a 45 minute sensory playtime for ages 3-5 featuring fun, highly interactive activities focused on developing fine motor skills and creativity.  For Children and Caregiver, both child and accompanying adult are encouraged to wear appropriate clothing for painting, water play and other messy activities. 

Children may only be signed up for one session.   Registration starts online July 3rd at 10:00am. 

    Location: Lakeville Branch 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  -  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: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   1:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Great Neck Library Community Blood Drive  
   

2 FREE Mets Tickets for Donating Blood!!

ALL Donors will receive an electronic voucher for a pair of tickets to an upcoming NY Mets game! (vouchers will be e-mailed)

Donor Requirements -

  • Bring DONOR CARD or ID with photo or signature
  • Age Requirements: 16-75 (16 yr olds need parental consent, 76 and older need doctor’s note)
  • Minimum weight 110 lbs
  • Eat well & drink fluids before donating
  • No new tattoos for the past 12 months.

For questions regarding medical eligibility, call 1 (800) 688-0900.

Close to 2,000 men, women and children in our community, including cancer, transplant and surgery patients, trauma victims, newborn babies and many others need blood transfusions each day.

   There is no substitute for human blood. One in three people will need blood sometime during their lives. Blood lasts only 42 days.

Your donation now is critically important.

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For more information on the Library Blood Drive or to make an appointment, please call: 516-466-8055, ext. 208.

WALK-INS WELCOME!

                                                          

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Pre-School Art Lab  
   

Dress for a mess as we engage, explore, and experiment in art.   It's about the process, not the product, in this open-ended art program for child and caregiver.

For Infant - 5 year olds

Registration begins Thursday, July 6, 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
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Thursday Film Encore  
   

TONI ERDMANN

2016, 163 minutes, R, German with English subtitles

Director:  Maren Ade

Cast:       Sandra Huller, Peter Simonischek, Michael Wittenborn

Synopsis:   A practical joking father tries to reconnect with his hard working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO's life coach.

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
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Jr. Levels Summer Camp  
    Contact: Jamie Lagasse   516-466-8055 x 216   jlagasse@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Come join us for all types of fun activities this summer, such as painting, drawing, crafts, jewelry making, no-bake cooking, gardening, dance, and theatre arts! Classes are on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week. Register for each week you'd like to attend!

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Knitting and Crochet 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
   7:00 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.

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.

Series of 6 classes: July 13, 20, 27, Aug. 3, 10, 17

$30 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration (check, cash or money order.)

Please call 466-8055, ext. 208/254 for further information.

Registration begins Friday, June 23.

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Policy and By-Laws Committee  
    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library

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

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Read, Learn, Grow  
   

Attend this parent/child time with your preschooler.   Help your child get on the road to becoming a reader by joining us each morning for stories to be read aloud.

For ages 2 - 5 years old, siblings welcomed

No registration required.

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    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   10:30 AM  -  5:30 PM Dragon Tales  
   

Children reading storybooks to dragon lizards - what could be cuter?   The smiles on a child's face, the excitement of doing something differenct proves there's anticipation when it comes to reading in this particular setting.   And tha't what it's all about.   Youngsters of all ages are nbot only learning to read, they're looking forward to it.   Reading slots are open to children ages 5 - 12 in the Children's department adn takes place in 20 minute blocks.

For 5 - 12 years old.

Registration in the Children's department for 20 minute blocks

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    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  -  4:00 PM Write Your Story Now with Andrea Rothman  
   

This six-week intensive workshop focuses on learning basic story writing techniques and how to apply them. Whether it is fictional or closely based on events in your life, at the end of the six-week period you will have learned how to flesh out your story on the page. Works will be generated at home and discussed in class in a stimulating and respectful environment.

Andrea Rothman is a fiction writer and an editor for the journal Hunger Mountain. Her stories have been published in many venues, most recently Flash Fiction Magazine. Her first novel is in contract with Janklow & Nesbit Literary Agency.

Six Fridays: July 14, 21, 28 and August 11, 18 and 25.

Register by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online at the July 14 first session date.

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM R U Game?  
   

Find out how much fun games can be when we play without joy sticks, computers, or handheld gizmos and gadgets.   Come to the library and challenge your skills with some "unplugged' games on a Friday night.

For ages 6 - 12 years old with family & friends

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room

Saturday July 15, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play  
   

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Read, Learn, Grow  
   

Attend this parent/child time with your preschooler.   Help your child get on the road to becoming a reader by joining us each morning for stories to be read aloud.

For ages 2 - 5 years old, siblings welcomed

No registration required.

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    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose 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  -  4:00 PM Sidewalk Chalk Fun  
   

Join us for some creative fun and a chance for you to show off your art skills as we decorate the sidewalks by the children's department with chalk art.

This program will be held outside unless there is inclement weather.

For grades K - 6, silbings welcomed

No registration required.

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    Location: Outside Parking Lot

Monday July 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.

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.

Series of 6 classes: July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14

$30 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration (check, cash or money order.)

Please call 466-8055, ext. 208/254 for further information.

Registration begins Friday, June 23.

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

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Read, Learn, Grow  
   

Attend this parent/child time with your preschooler.   Help your child get on the road to becoming a reader by joining us each morning for stories to be read aloud.

For ages 2 - 5 years old, siblings welcomed

No registration required.

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    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Current Events Discussion  
   

Bring your coffee to Lakeville on Mondays at 11am to join in on a lively discussion of the current events of our Nation, State, and Town. Discussions will be facilitated by the Librarians.  

    Location: Lakeville Branch 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.

No Registration Required

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Station Summer Babytime  
    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Jr. Levels: Hall of Science at the Library  
    Contact: Jamie Lagasse   516-466-8055 x 216   levels@greatnecklibrary.org
   

The Hall of Science will be sending their experts to the library to teach hands-on workshops. In this session, children will discover how electricity is produced, experience the powerful electric field of an electrostatic generator, experiment with conductors and insulators, and design and build simple circuits.. 

Jr. Levels summer programs are for rising 5th and 6th graders. 

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Bingo  
   

Do you love free books?  Playing BINGO?  Join us for a fun chance to play and possibly win at  our Monday evening Bingo.

For grades 1 -6

No Registration required (limited space)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM An Evening with Author, Healer and Medical Intuitive Diane Goldner  
   

Diane Goldner, a healer for more than 20 years, is the author of two books on healing. She has helped people with everything from anxiety to chronic illness to infertility to life challenges. She will share her experiences of how subtle energy healing works, including some of the science behind it. As part of the evening, Diane will take questions about physical or emotional issues you'd like to heal. Diane first began investigating healing as a skeptical journalist. What she discovered changed her life.

Diane has discussed healing on Dr. Christiane Northrup's radio show, "Flourish!" and CNN TV and has given talks at Canyon Ranch, University of Arizona Medical School, Chicago Children's Hospital and many other venues. Diane's first two books, How People Heal and A Call to Heal, were both endorsed by Dr. Christiane Northrup, author of the best-selling Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom. Her new book, Yes, You Can Heal, will be released in October.

Diane will discuss A Call to Heal and How People Heal at this program.

Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Main Buliding Committee Meeting  
    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library

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

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Read, Learn, Grow  
   

Attend this parent/child time with your preschooler.   Help your child get on the road to becoming a reader by joining us each morning for stories to be read aloud.

For ages 2 - 5 years old, siblings welcomed

No registration required.

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    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM English Language Conversation for Beginners  
   

The Library invites all new speakers of English to join our English Language Conversation Group. English Language Conversation meetings are held on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Station Branch.

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.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Scrabble at Main  
   

All are invited to enjoy a game of Scrabble at the Library. All levels of players are welcome.

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Free Memory Screening  
   

Senator Phillips and the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America to Hold Free Memory Screening Program at the Great Neck Library.

Senator Elaine Phillips and the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) will be sponsoring a free memory screening program on Tuesday, July 18th from 1 pm to 4 pm at the Great Neck Library (159 Bayview Avenue, Great Neck).


Screenings consist of a series of questions to gauge memory, language and thinking skills.  The memory screening takes approximately 10 minutes and is confidential.  Participants will be provided with the results on-site.  Results are not a diagnosis, but a memory screening can suggest if someone should see a physician for a full evaluation.


The program is free of charge and open to everyone, however appointments are required and will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis.
Residents who live in the 7th Senate District wishing to get a free memory screening on July 18th can schedule an appointment by calling Senator Phillips’ office at 516-746-5924.

    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  -  3:00 PM English Language Conversation Second Level  
   

Each Tuesday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

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.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Station Summer Storytime  
    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Jr. Levels Summer Camp  
    Contact: Jamie Lagasse   516-466-8055 x 216   jlagasse@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Come join us for all types of fun activities this summer, such as painting, drawing, crafts, jewelry making, no-bake cooking, gardening, dance, and theatre arts! Classes are on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week. Register for each week you'd like to attend! REGISTER HERE FOR 7/18, 7/19, AND 7/20

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Summer Craft Time  
   

Summer, summer, summertime!  

Summer is the best - but if you're looking for a break from the summer heat stop on by to make some cool summer-themed crafts.

For ages 2 - 10 with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, July 5, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Long Range Planning Committee Meeting  
    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

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

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Read, Learn, Grow  
   

Attend this parent/child time with your preschooler.   Help your child get on the road to becoming a reader by joining us each morning for stories to be read aloud.

For ages 2 - 5 years old, siblings welcomed

No registration required.

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    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM ChalkZone  
   

Drop in to ChalkZone at the Lakeville Branch for fun with chalk all morning long! For ages 2-10 with a caregiver, no registration necessary.  

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess  
    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  -  4:00 PM GNL Tech Squad at Lakeville  
   

Teen volunteers will help you to learn how to use your iPad or tablet, social media, Microsoft Office, smartphone apps, and more. Bring in specific questions and issues or just learn the basics of technology. Receive one-on-one support. 

No appointments necessary - first come, first served.

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM GNL Tech Squad at Main  
   

Teen volunteers will help you to learn how to use your iPad or tablet, social media, Microsoft office, smartphone apps, and more. Bring in specific questions and issues or just learn the basics of technology. Receive one-on-one support. 

Reference area

No appointments necessary - first come, first served.

    Location: Reference area
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM GNL Tech Squad at Parkville  
   

Teen volunteers will help you to learn how to use your iPad or tablet, social media, Microsoft office, smartphone apps, and more. Bring in specific questions and issues or just learn the basics of technology. Receive one-on-one support. 

Reference area

No appointments necessary - first come, first served.

    Location: Parkville Reference area
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM GNL Tech Squad at Station  
   

Teen volunteers will help you to learn how to use your iPad or tablet, social media, Microsoft office, smartphone apps, and more. Bring in specific questions and issues or just learn the basics of technology. Receive one-on-one support. 

No appointments necessary - first come, first served.

    Location: Station Branch
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   


LION

2016, 119 minutes, PG-13

Director:  Garth Davis

Cast:       Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel, David Wenham

Synopsis:   An Indian man adopted as a child by an Australian family searches for his birth family.

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
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Pizza Garden  
   

Together we will use hands-on activities in creating a garden in pots - the program helps kids develop a love of gardening, respect for the environment, and a passion for giving back to the world in which they live.   Drop in anytime between 3:30pm adn 4:30pm to plant.   Then come back August 30 to create a pizza to take home with some of the items that grew in our very own garden.

For grades K - 6

Registration begins Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.

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    Location: Outside Parking Lot
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Jr. Levels Summer Camp  
    Contact: Jamie Lagasse   516-466-8055 x 216   jlagasse@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Come join us for all types of fun activities this summer, such as painting, drawing, crafts, jewelry making, no-bake cooking, gardening, dance, and theatre arts! Classes are on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week. Register for each week you'd like to attend!

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mother Daughter Book Discussions facilitated by librarian Barbara Buckley  
   

Has there ever been a more precious, yet complex relationship than that of a mother and a daughter?  Whether the journey has been perfect or fraught with stress, the best way to understand this emotional minefield is through literature.

We will explore this intimate kinship in a reading group series.  Beginning on Wednesday, July 19, the group will enjoy the film “Postcards from the Edge,” based on the autobiography of Carrie Fisher and her love/hate relationship with her mother, Debbie Reynolds.

The week following, on Wednesday, July 26, discuss The Mare by Mary Gaitskill.  This novel probes the existential question—what is a mother?

Elizabeth Strout’s slim but substantive novel, My Name is Lucy Barton will be discussed on Wednesday, August 9.  It plunges right into the estranged relationship of Elizabeth and her mother, a woman she has not seen in years.

To end the series on Wednesday, August 30, the group will explore the wonderful Amy Tan’s book The Valley of Amazement.  From The Joy Luck Club to The Kitchen God’s Wife, Tan is at the epicenter studying the phenomenally complicated mother-daughter love affair.

Register online (on the July 19 form) or by calling the Reference Dept. at 466-8055, ext. 218/219.

Please call early if you’d like us to interloan any or all titles in the series. It takes 1-2 weeks for interloan books to arrive at the library, as well as your time for reading!!

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   7:30 PM  -  8:10 PM PJ Storytime  
   

Bring your stuffed animal to the library so the two of you can listen to some fun summer stories.  Wear your pajamas, and get ready to enjoy storybooks that are read by an enthusiastic librarian.

Snacks available to take home after stories are read!!

For ages 3 - 7 years old

No registration required (space is limited)

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    Location: Main - Children's Program Room
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Finance Committee Meeting at Main Library  
    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library

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

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Read, Learn, Grow  
   

Attend this parent/child time with your preschooler.   Help your child get on the road to becoming a reader by joining us each morning for stories to be read aloud.

For ages 2 - 5 years old, siblings welcomed

No registration required.

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    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Messy Play  
   

Messy Play at Lakeville is a 45 minute sensory playtime for ages 3-5 featuring fun, highly interactive activities focused on developing fine motor skills and creativity.  For Children and Caregiver, both child and accompanying adult are encouraged to wear appropriate clothing for painting, water play and other messy activities. 

Children may only be signed up for one session.   Register starts online July 3rd at 10:00am. 

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Messy Play  
   

Messy Play at Lakeville is a 45 minute sensory playtime for ages 3-5 featuring fun, highly interactive activities focused on developing fine motor skills and creativity.  For Children and Caregiver, both child and accompanying adult are encouraged to wear appropriate clothing for painting, water play and other messy activities. 

Children may only be signed up for one session.   Registration starts online July 3rd at 10:00am. 

    Location: Lakeville Branch 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  -  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: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Pre-School Art Lab  
   

Dress for a mess as we engage, explore, and experiment in art.   It's about the process, not the product, in this open-ended art program for child and caregiver.

For Infant - 5 year olds

Registration began Thursday, July 6, 2017

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    Location: Main - Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Artists in Love: Love As Portrayed presented by Docent Evelyn Silver  
   

Come and see how major artists capture the essence of Love (from 1500 to present). Over 25 artists reveal their intimate feelings through their paintings and sculptures. They show us many facets of Love (passion, joy, betrayal, jealousy, mother and child and more). Among the artists presented are Schiele, Mapplethorpe, Barbara Hepworth, Picasso, Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Georgia O’Keefe, Matisse, Chagall and Frida Kahlo.

Evelyn Silver is a docent with the Nassau County Museum of Art, Adjunct Professor Queens College (emerita) and lecturer: University Without Walls.

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Thursday Film Encore  
   

LION

2016, 119 minutes, PG-13

Director:  Garth Davis

Cast:       Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel, David Wenham

Synopsis:   An Indian man adopted as a child by an Australian family searches for his birth family.

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
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Jr. Levels Summer Camp  
    Contact: Jamie Lagasse   516-466-8055 x 216   jlagasse@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Come join us for all types of fun activities this summer, such as painting, drawing, crafts, jewelry making, no-bake cooking, gardening, dance, and theatre arts! Classes are on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week. Register for each week you'd like to attend!

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Knitting and Crochet 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
   6:45 PM  -  8:00 PM Legos @ Lakeville  
   

Families can drop into the Lakeville Branch for a night of Lego building!  We’ll be building everything we can think up and displaying our creations at Lakeville throughout the Summer!

   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.

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.

Series of 6 classes: July 13, 20, 27, Aug. 3, 10, 17

$30 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration (check, cash or money order.)

Please call 466-8055, ext. 208/254 for further information.

Registration begins Friday, June 23.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

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

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Read, Learn, Grow  
   

Attend this parent/child time with your preschooler.   Help your child get on the road to becoming a reader by joining us each morning for stories to be read aloud.

For ages 2 - 5 years old, siblings welcomed

No registration required.

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    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   10:30 AM  -  5:30 PM Dragon Tales  
   

Children reading storybooks to dragon lizards - what could be cuter?   The smiles on a child's face, the excitement of doing something differenct proves there's anticipation when it comes to reading in this particular setting.   And tha't what it's all about.   Youngsters of all ages are nbot only learning to read, they're looking forward to it.   Reading slots are open to children ages 5 - 12 in the Children's department adn takes place in 20 minute blocks.

For 5 - 12 years old.

Registration in the Children's department for 20 minute blocks

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    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: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Write Your Story Now with Andrea Rothman  
   

This six-week intensive workshop focuses on learning basic story writing techniques and how to apply them. Whether it is fictional or closely based on events in your life, at the end of the six-week period you will have learned how to flesh out your story on the page. Works will be generated at home and discussed in class in a stimulating and respectful environment.

Andrea Rothman is a fiction writer and an editor for the journal Hunger Mountain. Her stories have been published in many venues, most recently Flash Fiction Magazine. Her first novel is in contract with Janklow & Nesbit Literary Agency.

Six Fridays: July 14, 21, 28 and August 11, 18 and 25.

Register by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online at the July 14 first session date.

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Ice Cream Social  
   

Make and eat your very own homemade ice cream float!   It's fun and super delicious.

*Every effort will be made to accommodate Kosher diets, however, we cannot guarantee all foods to be Kosher.

For grades 3 - 6

Registration begins Friday, July 14, 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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM R U Game?  
   

Find out how much fun games can be when we play without joy sticks, computers, or handheld gizmos and gadgets.   Come to the library and challenge your skills with some "unplugged' games on a Friday night.

For ages 6 - 12 years old with family & friends

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room

Saturday July 22, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play  
   

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Read, Learn, Grow  
   

Attend this parent/child time with your preschooler.   Help your child get on the road to becoming a reader by joining us each morning for stories to be read aloud.

For ages 2 - 5 years old, siblings welcomed

No registration required.

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    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose 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  -  4:00 PM Sidewalk Chalk Fun  
   

Join us for some creative fun and a chance for you to show off your art skills as we decorate the sidewalks by the children's department with chalk art.

This program will be held outside unless there is inclement weather.

For grades K - 6, silbings welcomed

No registration required.

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    Location: Outside Parking Lot

Monday July 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.

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.

Series of 6 classes: July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14

$30 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration (check, cash or money order.)

Please call 466-8055, ext. 208/254 for further information.

Registration begins Friday, June 23.

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

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 Sun-Shine Babies  
   

Sit, sing and play with your baby as our Librarian teaches you new and traditional songs, finger-plays adn very simple stories.   Meet and share this delightful experience with other parents and their new babies.

For Infant - 9 months old with parent/caregiver

Registration began Monday, July 17, 2017

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    Location: Main - Children's Program Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Current Events Discussion  
   

Bring your coffee to Lakeville on Mondays at 11am to join in on a lively discussion of the current events of our Nation, State, and Town. Discussions will be facilitated by the Librarians.  

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   1:00 PM  -  1:45 PM Summer Crafts  
   

Dress for a mess as we engage, explore, and experiment in art.   It's about the process, not the product, in this open-ended art program for child and caregiver.

Children birth through age 12 with caregiver.

 

 

    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
   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 Programming Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Station Summer Babytime  
    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Jr. Levels: Hall of Science at the Library  
    Contact: Jamie Lagasse   516-466-8055 x 216   levels@greatnecklibrary.org
   

The Hall of Science will be sending their experts to the library to teach hands-on workshops. In this session, children will participate in an activity demonstrating how the same units of DNA lead to the diversity of living things. They will isolate and take home the DNA from a strawberry or a banana.

Jr. Levels summer programs are for rising 5th and 6th graders. 

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM The SYRUP TREE (A Levels Puppet Show)  
   

Enjoy an original live puppet show for kids of all ages, created and performed by Levels teens!  

For years, the Pancake Yetis adn the Waffle Bears have gotten delicious syrup from the Syrup Tree.  But neither group knows the other exists.   What will happen when they discover they've been sharing the same tree?   The show will be presented on the stage in the Levels Teen Center, adn afterwards children will have the opportunity to meet the puppeteers and see the puppets up close.

A Family Event with parents/caregivers

Tickets will be available at the Main, Parkville and Station branches on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 8:00pm and at the Lakeville on Friday, July 14, 2017 at 10:00am.  A valid Great Neck Library card must be presented to obtain tickets.

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center

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

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Read, Learn, Grow  
   

Attend this parent/child time with your preschooler.   Help your child get on the road to becoming a reader by joining us each morning for stories to be read aloud.

For ages 2 - 5 years old, siblings welcomed

No registration required.

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    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM English Language Conversation for Beginners  
   

The Library invites all new speakers of English to join our English Language Conversation Group. English Language Conversation meetings are held on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Station Branch.

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.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Scrabble at Main  
   

All are invited to enjoy a game of Scrabble at the Library. All levels of players are welcome.

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose 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: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM English Language Conversation Second Level  
   

Each Tuesday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

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.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Family Lego  
   

Come join us for an afternoon at the library where you can build, creat adn play with LEGO's.   For all family members to work as a team!

For Family teams

No registration required (limited space)

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    Location: Main - Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Station Summer Storytime  
    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Jr. Levels Summer Camp  
    Contact: Jamie Lagasse   516-466-8055 x 216   jlagasse@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Come join us for all types of fun activities this summer, such as painting, drawing, crafts, jewelry making, no-bake cooking, gardening, dance, and theatre arts! Classes are on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week. Register for each week you'd like to attend! REGISTER HERE FOR 7/25, 7/26, AND 7/27

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Summer Craft Time  
   

Summer, summer, summertime!  

Summer is the best - but if you're looking for a break from the summer heat stop on by to make some cool summer-themed crafts.

For ages 2 - 10 with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, July 5, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone.

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

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

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Read, Learn, Grow  
   

Attend this parent/child time with your preschooler.   Help your child get on the road to becoming a reader by joining us each morning for stories to be read aloud.

For ages 2 - 5 years old, siblings welcomed

No registration required.

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    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM ChalkZone  
   

Drop in to ChalkZone at the Lakeville Branch for fun with chalk all morning long! For ages 2-10 with a caregiver, no registration necessary.  

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess  
    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  -  4:00 PM GNL Tech Squad at Lakeville  
   

Teen volunteers will help you to learn how to use your iPad or tablet, social media, Microsoft Office, smartphone apps, and more. Bring in specific questions and issues or just learn the basics of technology. Receive one-on-one support. 

No appointments necessary - first come, first served.

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM GNL Tech Squad at Main  
   

Teen volunteers will help you to learn how to use your iPad or tablet, social media, Microsoft office, smartphone apps, and more. Bring in specific questions and issues or just learn the basics of technology. Receive one-on-one support. 

Reference area

No appointments necessary - first come, first served.

    Location: Reference area
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM GNL Tech Squad at Parkville  
   

Teen volunteers will help you to learn how to use your iPad or tablet, social media, Microsoft office, smartphone apps, and more. Bring in specific questions and issues or just learn the basics of technology. Receive one-on-one support. 

Reference area

No appointments necessary - first come, first served.

    Location: Parkville Reference area
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM GNL Tech Squad at Station  
   

Teen volunteers will help you to learn how to use your iPad or tablet, social media, Microsoft office, smartphone apps, and more. Bring in specific questions and issues or just learn the basics of technology. Receive one-on-one support. 

No appointments necessary - first come, first served.

    Location: Station Branch
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

LA LA LAND

2016, 128 minutes, PG-13

Director:  Damien Chazelle

Cast:       Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, J.K. Simmons, Rosemarie Dewitt

Synopsis:   A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. This original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing dreams.

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  -  6:00 PM Jr. Levels Summer Camp  
    Contact: Jamie Lagasse   516-466-8055 x 216   jlagasse@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Come join us for all types of fun activities this summer, such as painting, drawing, crafts, jewelry making, no-bake cooking, gardening, dance, and theatre arts! Classes are on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week. Register for each week you'd like to attend!

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mother Daughter Book Discussions facilitated by librarian Barbara Buckley  
   

Has there ever been a more precious, yet complex relationship than that of a mother and a daughter?  Whether the journey has been perfect or fraught with stress, the best way to understand this emotional minefield is through literature.

We will explore this intimate kinship in a reading group series.  Beginning on Wednesday, July 19, the group will enjoy the film “Postcards from the Edge,” based on the autobiography of Carrie Fisher and her love/hate relationship with her mother, Debbie Reynolds.

The week following, on Wednesday, July 26, discuss The Mare by Mary Gaitskill.  This novel probes the existential question—what is a mother?

Elizabeth Strout’s slim but substantive novel, My Name is Lucy Barton will be discussed on Wednesday, August 9.  It plunges right into the estranged relationship of Elizabeth and her mother, a woman she has not seen in years.

To end the series on Wednesday, August 30, the group will explore the wonderful Amy Tan’s book The Valley of Amazement.  From The Joy Luck Club to The Kitchen God’s Wife, Tan is at the epicenter studying the phenomenally complicated mother-daughter love affair.

Register online (on the July 19 form) or by calling the Reference Dept. at 466-8055, ext. 218/219.

Please call early if you’d like us to interloan any or all titles in the series. It takes 1-2 weeks for interloan books to arrive at the library, as well as your time for reading!!

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   7:30 PM  -  8:10 PM PJ Storytime  
   

Bring your stuffed animal to the library so the two of you can listen to some fun summer stories.  Wear your pajamas, and get ready to enjoy storybooks that are read by an enthusiastic librarian.

Snacks available to take home after stories are read!!

For ages 3 - 7 years old

No registration required (space is limited)

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    Location: Main - Children's Program Room

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

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Read, Learn, Grow  
   

Attend this parent/child time with your preschooler.   Help your child get on the road to becoming a reader by joining us each morning for stories to be read aloud.

For ages 2 - 5 years old, siblings welcomed

No registration required.

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    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Messy Play  
   

Messy Play at Lakeville is a 45 minute sensory playtime for ages 3-5 featuring fun, highly interactive activities focused on developing fine motor skills and creativity.  For Children and Caregiver, both child and accompanying adult are encouraged to wear appropriate clothing for painting, water play and other messy activities. 

Children may only be signed up for one session.   Register starts online July 3rd at 10:00am. 

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Discovering Our Inner Essence Through Awareness Book Discussion Series with Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh  
   

Continued discussions on the philosphy of spiritual leaders Eckart Tolle, Brene Brown and Tal Ben-Shahar. Join us on this path to fulfillment.

Register                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               by calling 466-8055, ext. 218/219 or register online beginning June 23.

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Messy Play  
   

Messy Play at Lakeville is a 45 minute sensory playtime for ages 3-5 featuring fun, highly interactive activities focused on developing fine motor skills and creativity.  For Children and Caregiver, both child and accompanying adult are encouraged to wear appropriate clothing for painting, water play and other messy activities. 

Children may only be signed up for one session.   Registration starts online July 3rd at 10:00am. 

    Location: Lakeville Branch 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  -  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: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Pre-School Art Lab  
   

Dress for a mess as we engage, explore, and experiment in art.   It's about the process, not the product, in this open-ended art program for child and caregiver.

For Infant - 5 year olds

Registration began Thursday, July 6, 2017

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

LA LA LAND

2016, 128 minutes, PG-13

Director:  Damien Chazelle

Cast:       Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, J.K. Simmons, Rosemarie Dewitt

Synopsis:   A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. This original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing dreams.

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
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Jr. Levels Summer Camp  
    Contact: Jamie Lagasse   516-466-8055 x 216   jlagasse@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Come join us for all types of fun activities this summer, such as painting, drawing, crafts, jewelry making, no-bake cooking, gardening, dance, and theatre arts! Classes are on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week. Register for each week you'd like to attend!

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Knitting and Crochet 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
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM STEAM On  
    Contact: Jamie Lagasse   516-466-8055 x 216   jlagasse@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Join an exploration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. Each month will introduce new activities to encourage participants to STEAM On in their everyday lives!

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   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.

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.

Series of 6 classes: July 13, 20, 27, Aug. 3, 10, 17

$30 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration (check, cash or money order.)

Please call 466-8055, ext. 208/254 for further information.

Registration begins Friday, June 23.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

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

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Read, Learn, Grow  
   

Attend this parent/child time with your preschooler.   Help your child get on the road to becoming a reader by joining us each morning for stories to be read aloud.

For ages 2 - 5 years old, siblings welcomed

No registration required.

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    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   10:30 AM  -  5:30 PM Dragon Tales  
   

Children reading storybooks to dragon lizards - what could be cuter?   The smiles on a child's face, the excitement of doing something differenct proves there's anticipation when it comes to reading in this particular setting.   And tha't what it's all about.   Youngsters of all ages are nbot only learning to read, they're looking forward to it.   Reading slots are open to children ages 5 - 12 in the Children's department adn takes place in 20 minute blocks.

For 5 - 12 years old.

Registration in the Children's department for 20 minute blocks

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    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  -  4:00 PM Write Your Story Now with Andrea Rothman  
   

This six-week intensive workshop focuses on learning basic story writing techniques and how to apply them. Whether it is fictional or closely based on events in your life, at the end of the six-week period you will have learned how to flesh out your story on the page. Works will be generated at home and discussed in class in a stimulating and respectful environment.

Andrea Rothman is a fiction writer and an editor for the journal Hunger Mountain. Her stories have been published in many venues, most recently Flash Fiction Magazine. Her first novel is in contract with Janklow & Nesbit Literary Agency.

Six Fridays: July 14, 21, 28 and August 11, 18 and 25.

Register by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online at the July 14 first session date.

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Stuffed Animal Sleepover  
   

Come to the main library with your beloved stuffed animal!   We will read a story together, make a name tag for your furry friend, and help tuck them in as they stay at the library overnight for their very own sleepover!

Return to the Main Library the next day after 11:00am to pick up your stuffed animal and a small surprise will be waiting for you of their overnight stay at the library.

For 4 - 12 year olds

Registration begins Friday, August 11, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.

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    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM R U Game?  
   

Find out how much fun games can be when we play without joy sticks, computers, or handheld gizmos and gadgets.   Come to the library and challenge your skills with some "unplugged' games on a Friday night.

For ages 6 - 12 years old with family & friends

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room

Saturday July 29, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play  
   

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Read, Learn, Grow  
   

Attend this parent/child time with your preschooler.   Help your child get on the road to becoming a reader by joining us each morning for stories to be read aloud.

For ages 2 - 5 years old, siblings welcomed

No registration required.

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    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose 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  -  4:00 PM Sidewalk Chalk Fun  
   

Join us for some creative fun and a chance for you to show off your art skills as we decorate the sidewalks by the children's department with chalk art.

This program will be held outside unless there is inclement weather.

For grades K - 6, silbings welcomed

No registration required.

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    Location: Outside Parking Lot

Monday July 31, 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.

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.

Series of 6 classes: July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14

$30 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration (check, cash or money order.)

Please call 466-8055, ext. 208/254 for further information.

Registration begins Friday, June 23.

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

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Sun-Shine Babies  
   

Sit, sing and play with your baby as our Librarian teaches you new and traditional songs, finger-plays adn very simple stories.   Meet and share this delightful experience with other parents and their new babies.

For Infant - 9 months old with parent/caregiver

Registration began Monday, July 17, 2017

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    Location: Main - Children's Program Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Current Events Discussion  
   

Bring your coffee to Lakeville on Mondays at 11am to join in on a lively discussion of the current events of our Nation, State, and Town. Discussions will be facilitated by the Librarians.  

    Location: Lakeville Branch 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.

No Registration Required

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Station Summer Babytime  
    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Jr. Levels: Hall of Science at the Library  
    Contact: Jamie Lagasse   516-466-8055 x 216   levels@greatnecklibrary.org
   

The Hall of Science will be sending their experts to the library to teach hands-on workshops. In this session, children will investigate potential and kinetic energy, build ramps, and take measurements and make calculations based on their experimental variables. They will then use their knowledge to design, build, test and modify a balloon car racer – and race them!

Jr. Levels summer programs are for rising 5th and 6th graders. 

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Tuesday August 1, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play  
   

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Read, Learn, Grow  
   

Attend this parent/child time with your preschooler.   Help your child get on the road to becoming a reader by joining us each morning for stories to be read aloud.

For ages 2 - 5 years old, siblings welcomed

No registration required.

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    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM English Language Conversation for Beginners  
   

The Library invites all new speakers of English to join our English Language Conversation Group. English Language Conversation meetings are held on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Station Branch.

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.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Scrabble at Main  
   

All are invited to enjoy a game of Scrabble at the Library. All levels of players are welcome.

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose 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  
   

Each Tuesday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

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.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM CHAT (Conversations: Health and Treatments)
Northwell Health
 
   

Presented by Maria Carney, MD and Adam Kahn

The Gitenstein Institute for Health Law and Policy and Northwell Health

The mission of the Conversations: Health and Treatments CHAT project is to empower adults of all ages— those who are healthy and those who are not— with information about advance care planning, allowing for more open communication with their families and clinicians about patient-centered medical decision-making for themselves and their loved ones should they be faced with a serious, life threatening or end-of-life situation.

For many people, advance care planning can be a scary and confusing process; however, advance directives (including health care proxies, living wills and DNRs) are powerful tools that can help demystify an emotionally charged planning process. An informed patient is an engaged patient, and by providing free, confidential legal counseling, the CHAT project seeks to (1) help people complete critical advance care planning documentation and (2) prepare these individuals for important discussions with their loved ones and clinicians through the use of these documents.

The CHAT project is a partnership between the Gitenstein Institute for Health Law and Policy at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University and Northwell Health, and communities in the New York metropolitan area.  chat@hofstra.edu                                  thechatproject.org                                            516-463-7015

Maria Carney MD is an internist, geriatrician and palliative care physician with public health experience. She is the first known Geriatrician to serve as commissioner of a health department in New York State. She is currently the Chief, Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine in the Northwell Department of Medicine and Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine.

Adam Kahn is a Senior Fellow for the Gitenstein Institute for Health Law and Policy at Hofstra University and an associate attorney with the law firm of Genser Dubow Genser & Cona, LLP. He was a founding member of the Hofstra Elder Law Society. 

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Station Summer Storytime  
    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Jr. Levels Summer Camp  
    Contact: Jamie Lagasse   516-466-8055 x 216   jlagasse@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Come join us for all types of fun activities this summer, such as painting, drawing, crafts, jewelry making, no-bake cooking, gardening, dance, and theatre arts! Classes are on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week. Register for each week you'd like to attend! REGISTER HERE FOR 8/1, 8/2, AND 8/3

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Summer Craft Time  
   

Summer, summer, summertime!  

Summer is the best - but if you're looking for a break from the summer heat stop on by to make some cool summer-themed crafts.

For ages 2 - 10 with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, July 5, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room

Wednesday August 2, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play  
   

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Read, Learn, Grow  
   

Attend this parent/child time with your preschooler.   Help your child get on the road to becoming a reader by joining us each morning for stories to be read aloud.

For ages 2 - 5 years old, siblings welcomed

No registration required.

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    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM ChalkZone  
   

Drop in to ChalkZone at the Lakeville Branch for fun with chalk all morning long! For ages 2-10 with a caregiver, no registration necessary.  

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess  
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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  -  4:00 PM GNL Tech Squad at Lakeville  
   

Teen volunteers will help you to learn how to use your iPad or tablet, social media, Microsoft Office, smartphone apps, and more. Bring in specific questions and issues or just learn the basics of technology. Receive one-on-one support. 

No appointments necessary - first come, first served.

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM GNL Tech Squad at Main  
   

Teen volunteers will help you to learn how to use your iPad or tablet, social media, Microsoft office, smartphone apps, and more. Bring in specific questions and issues or just learn the basics of technology. Receive one-on-one support. 

Reference area

No appointments necessary - first come, first served.

    Location: Reference area
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM GNL Tech Squad at Parkville  
   

Teen volunteers will help you to learn how to use your iPad or tablet, social media, Microsoft office, smartphone apps, and more. Bring in specific questions and issues or just learn the basics of technology. Receive one-on-one support. 

Reference area

No appointments necessary - first come, first served.

    Location: Parkville Reference area
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM GNL Tech Squad at Station  
   

Teen volunteers will help you to learn how to use your iPad or tablet, social media, Microsoft office, smartphone apps, and more. Bring in specific questions and issues or just learn the basics of technology. Receive one-on-one support. 

No appointments necessary - first come, first served.

    Location: Station Branch
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

THE DRESSMAKER

2015, 119 minutes, R

Director:  Jocelyn Moorhouse

Cast:       Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth, Hugo Weaving, Sarah Snook, Judy Davis

Synopsis:   An accomplished dressmaker returns to her backwoods hometown in 1950s Australia, which she fled at a young age after she was accused of murdering a boy. While running a local dress shop, she investigates the murder mystery that ruined her life.

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  -  6:00 PM Jr. Levels Summer Camp  
    Contact: Jamie Lagasse   516-466-8055 x 216   jlagasse@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Come join us for all types of fun activities this summer, such as painting, drawing, crafts, jewelry making, no-bake cooking, gardening, dance, and theatre arts! Classes are on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week. Register for each week you'd like to attend!

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen/Parent Book Discussion Group: Sisters by Raina Telgemeier Teen Summer Reading Program Event  
   

Teens and parents are invited to a book discussion for Sisters by Raina Telgemeier, the companion memoir to bestselling Smile.  The Teen Summer Reading Program theme Build a Better World” is reflected in Sisters, a graphic novel about family, travel, relationships, and more.   

Check out a copy of the book or reserve your copy, in advance.  Register online, in person, or by phone, 466-8055 ext. 218.  For teens in grades 7 – 12 (as of September) and their parents.  There is a separate registration for teens and parents.

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

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   7:30 PM  -  8:10 PM PJ Storytime  
   

Bring your stuffed animal to the library so the two of you can listen to some fun summer stories.  Wear your pajamas, and get ready to enjoy storybooks that are read by an enthusiastic librarian.

Snacks available to take home after stories are read!!

For ages 3 - 7 years old

No registration required (space is limited)

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    Location: Main - Children's Program Room

Thursday August 3, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play  
   

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Read, Learn, Grow  
   

Attend this parent/child time with your preschooler.   Help your child get on the road to becoming a reader by joining us each morning for stories to be read aloud.

For ages 2 - 5 years old, siblings welcomed

No registration required.

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    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Messy Play  
   

Messy Play at Lakeville is a 45 minute sensory playtime for ages 3-5 featuring fun, highly interactive activities focused on developing fine motor skills and creativity.  For Children and Caregiver, both child and accompanying adult are encouraged to wear appropriate clothing for painting, water play and other messy activities. 

Children may only be signed up for one session.   Register starts online July 3rd at 10:00am. 

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Messy Play  
   

Messy Play at Lakeville is a 45 minute sensory playtime for ages 3-5 featuring fun, highly interactive activities focused on developing fine motor skills and creativity.  For Children and Caregiver, both child and accompanying adult are encouraged to wear appropriate clothing for painting, water play and other messy activities. 

Children may only be signed up for one session.   Registration starts online July 3rd at 10:00am. 

    Location: Lakeville Branch 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  -  3:00 PM FINDING YOUR BALANCE: Eastern Serenity Meets Western Activity
presented by Mankh
 
   

A Cultural, Philosophical and Artistic presentation about what happens when East and West meet. From the East, The Way of Tao advises "going and pausing" on one's life-path. In the West, however, we are often told to "keep going and going and...", however Native Peoples’ ways bear many similarities with the East. Through Zen stories, music, poetry, current events, discussion, and more, this presentation will share ways to help learn about and balance East and West within. To read Mankh’s  essay on the topic: East and West, More or Less.
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Mankh (Walter E. Harris III) is a writer, editor, and small press publisher; he has helped produce over 70 books. He is resident poet and essay contributor at axisoflogic.com. His affinity for Asian arts finds its expression with haiku and brush calligraphy. As part of his holistic-spiritual path, Mankh is guided by Taoist and Buddhist philosophy, and has an affinity for Native ways. He also enjoys music, meditation, gardening, and keeping up with world news and trends.

Registration suggested 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: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Pre-School Art Lab  
   

Dress for a mess as we engage, explore, and experiment in art.   It's about the process, not the product, in this open-ended art program for child and caregiver.

For Infant - 5 year olds

Registration began Thursday, July 6, 2017

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

THE DRESSMAKER

2015, 119 minutes, R

Director:  Jocelyn Moorhouse

Cast:       Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth, Hugo Weaving, Sarah Snook, Judy Davis

Synopsis:   An accomplished dressmaker returns to her backwoods hometown in 1950s Australia, which she fled at a young age after she was accused of murdering a boy. While running a local dress shop, she investigates the murder mystery that ruined her life.

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
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Jr. Levels Summer Camp  
    Contact: Jamie Lagasse   516-466-8055 x 216   jlagasse@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Come join us for all types of fun activities this summer, such as painting, drawing, crafts, jewelry making, no-bake cooking, gardening, dance, and theatre arts! Classes are on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week. Register for each week you'd like to attend!

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Knitting and Crochet 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
   6:45 PM  -  8:00 PM Family Game Night  
   

Join us on the First Thursday of the Month at 6:45 for Family Game Night at the Lakeville Library!  Each Month, we’ll be breaking out classic board games, cards, and new favorites for the entire family to enjoy! 

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   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.

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.

Series of 6 classes: July 13, 20, 27, Aug. 3, 10, 17

$30 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration (check, cash or money order.)

Please call 466-8055, ext. 208/254 for further information.

Registration begins Friday, June 23.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Friday August 4, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play  
   

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Read, Learn, Grow  
   

Attend this parent/child time with your preschooler.   Help your child get on the road to becoming a reader by joining us each morning for stories to be read aloud.

For ages 2 - 5 years old, siblings welcomed

No registration required.

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    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   10:30 AM  -  5:30 PM Dragon Tales  
   

Children reading storybooks to dragon lizards - what could be cuter?   The smiles on a child's face, the excitement of doing something differenct proves there's anticipation when it comes to reading in this particular setting.   And tha't what it's all about.   Youngsters of all ages are nbot only learning to read, they're looking forward to it.   Reading slots are open to children ages 5 - 12 in the Children's department adn takes place in 20 minute blocks.

For 5 - 12 years old.

Registration in the Children's department for 20 minute blocks

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    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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM R U Game?  
   

Find out how much fun games can be when we play without joy sticks, computers, or handheld gizmos and gadgets.   Come to the library and challenge your skills with some "unplugged' games on a Friday night.

For ages 6 - 12 years old with family & friends

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room

Saturday August 5, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play  
   

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Read, Learn, Grow  
   

Attend this parent/child time with your preschooler.   Help your child get on the road to becoming a reader by joining us each morning for stories to be read aloud.

For ages 2 - 5 years old, siblings welcomed

No registration required.

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    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose 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  -  4:00 PM Sidewalk Chalk Fun  
   

Join us for some creative fun and a chance for you to show off your art skills as we decorate the sidewalks by the children's department with chalk art.

This program will be held outside unless there is inclement weather.

For grades K - 6, silbings welcomed

No registration required.

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    Location: Outside Parking Lot

Monday August 7, 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.

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.

Series of 6 classes: July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14

$30 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration (check, cash or money order.)

Please call 466-8055, ext. 208/254 for further information.

Registration begins Friday, June 23.

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

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Sun-Shine Babies  
   

Sit, sing and play with your baby as our Librarian teaches you new and traditional songs, finger-plays adn very simple stories.   Meet and share this delightful experience with other parents and their new babies.

For Infant - 9 months old with parent/caregiver

Registration began Monday, July 17, 2017

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    Location: Main - Children's Program Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Current Events Discussion  
   

Bring your coffee to Lakeville on Mondays at 11am to join in on a lively discussion of the current events of our Nation, State, and Town. Discussions will be facilitated by the Librarians.  

    Location: Lakeville Branch 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.

No Registration Required

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Station Summer Babytime  
    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Bingo  
   

Do you love free books?  Playing BINGO?  Join us for a fun chance to play and possibly win at  our Monday evening Bingo.

For grades 1 -6

No Registration required (limited space)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room

Tuesday August 8, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play  
   

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Read, Learn, Grow  
   

Attend this parent/child time with your preschooler.   Help your child get on the road to becoming a reader by joining us each morning for stories to be read aloud.

For ages 2 - 5 years old, siblings welcomed

No registration required.

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    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM English Language Conversation for Beginners  
   

The Library invites all new speakers of English to join our English Language Conversation Group. English Language Conversation meetings are held on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Station Branch.

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.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Scrabble at Main  
   

All are invited to enjoy a game of Scrabble at the Library. All levels of players are welcome.

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose 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  
   

Each Tuesday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

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.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Antiques Road Show presented by Eddie Costello  
   

Do you have something that is old, unusual—perhaps even bizarre? How many times have you thought that maybe it has some value, or that it even could be very valuable? Learn how to identify today’s hottest antiques and collectibles. This new program places more emphasis on the antiques roadshow format – providing each person with a more comprehensive evaluation of their item, answering the “how did he arrive at that” question. This is a lecture that is not only informative, but highly entertaining as well. Your treasure may even win you an award for most unique antique or collectible.

Free appraisal of any ONE item to the first 40 registered patrons. Great Neck School District Residents will be given priority. No coins, bills, stamps or sports cards. Registration required. Registration begins June 23.

Edward Costello is a Certified Appraiser of antiques and collectibles. American Appraisers Assn. Mr. Costello is not in the business of buying and selling.

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Family Lego  
   

Come join us for an afternoon at the library where you can build, creat adn play with LEGO's.   For all family members to work as a team!

For Family teams

No registration required (limited space)

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    Location: Main - Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Station Summer Storytime  
    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Jr. Levels Summer Camp  
    Contact: Jamie Lagasse   516-466-8055 x 216   jlagasse@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Come join us for all types of fun activities this summer, such as painting, drawing, crafts, jewelry making, no-bake cooking, gardening, dance, and theatre arts! Classes are on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week. Register for each week you'd like to attend! REGISTER HERE FOR 8/8, 8/9, 8/10

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Summer Craft Time  
   

Summer, summer, summertime!  

Summer is the best - but if you're looking for a break from the summer heat stop on by to make some cool summer-themed crafts.

For ages 2 - 10 with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, July 5, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room

Wednesday August 9, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play  
   

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Read, Learn, Grow  
   

Attend this parent/child time with your preschooler.   Help your child get on the road to becoming a reader by joining us each morning for stories to be read aloud.

For ages 2 - 5 years old, siblings welcomed

No registration required.

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    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM ChalkZone  
   

Drop in to ChalkZone at the Lakeville Branch for fun with chalk all morning long! For ages 2-10 with a caregiver, no registration necessary.  

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess  
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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  -  4:00 PM GNL Tech Squad at Lakeville  
   

Teen volunteers will help you to learn how to use your iPad or tablet, social media, Microsoft Office, smartphone apps, and more. Bring in specific questions and issues or just learn the basics of technology. Receive one-on-one support. 

No appointments necessary - first come, first served.

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM GNL Tech Squad at Main  
   

Teen volunteers will help you to learn how to use your iPad or tablet, social media, Microsoft office, smartphone apps, and more. Bring in specific questions and issues or just learn the basics of technology. Receive one-on-one support. 

Reference area

No appointments necessary - first come, first served.

    Location: Reference area
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM GNL Tech Squad at Parkville  
   

Teen volunteers will help you to learn how to use your iPad or tablet, social media, Microsoft office, smartphone apps, and more. Bring in specific questions and issues or just learn the basics of technology. Receive one-on-one support. 

Reference area

No appointments necessary - first come, first served.

    Location: Parkville Reference area
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM GNL Tech Squad at Station  
   

Teen volunteers will help you to learn how to use your iPad or tablet, social media, Microsoft office, smartphone apps, and more. Bring in specific questions and issues or just learn the basics of technology. Receive one-on-one support. 

No appointments necessary - first come, first served.

    Location: Station Branch
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

THE RED TURTLE

2016, 81 minutes, PG, Animated

Director:  Michael Dudok De Wit

Synopsis:   The dialogue-less film follows the major life stages of a castaway on a deserted tropical island populated by turtles, crabs and birds.

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  -  6:00 PM Jr. Levels Summer Camp  
    Contact: Jamie Lagasse   516-466-8055 x 216   jlagasse@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Come join us for all types of fun activities this summer, such as painting, drawing, crafts, jewelry making, no-bake cooking, gardening, dance, and theatre arts! Classes are on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week. Register for each week you'd like to attend!

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Giant Jenga Community Service Teen Summer Reading Program Special Event  
   

Help us create a Giant Jenga set with art and messages of peace and hope on the pieces.  The Giant Jenga set will be donated to a facility where younger children use it for play.  Community Service Credits are available for this event.

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

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   6:45 PM  -  7:30 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, August 2nd at 10:00am

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mother Daughter Book Discussions facilitated by librarian Barbara Buckley  
   

Has there ever been a more precious, yet complex relationship than that of a mother and a daughter?  Whether the journey has been perfect or fraught with stress, the best way to understand this emotional minefield is through literature.

We will explore this intimate kinship in a reading group series.  Beginning on Wednesday, July 19, the group will enjoy the film “Postcards from the Edge,” based on the autobiography of Carrie Fisher and her love/hate relationship with her mother, Debbie Reynolds.

The week following, on Wednesday, July 26, discuss The Mare by Mary Gaitskill.  This novel probes the existential question—what is a mother?

Elizabeth Strout’s slim but substantive novel, My Name is Lucy Barton will be discussed on Wednesday, August 9.  It plunges right into the estranged relationship of Elizabeth and her mother, a woman she has not seen in years.

To end the series on Wednesday, August 30, the group will explore the wonderful Amy Tan’s book The Valley of Amazement.  From The Joy Luck Club to The Kitchen God’s Wife, Tan is at the epicenter studying the phenomenally complicated mother-daughter love affair.

Register online (use the July 19 form if you would like the entire series) or by calling the Reference Dept. at 466-8055, ext. 218/219.

Please call early if you’d like us to interloan any or all titles in the series. It takes 1-2 weeks for interloan books to arrive at the library, as well as your time for reading!!

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   7:30 PM  -  8:10 PM PJ Storytime  
   

Bring your stuffed animal to the library so the two of you can listen to some fun summer stories.  Wear your pajamas, and get ready to enjoy storybooks that are read by an enthusiastic librarian.

Snacks available to take home after stories are read!!

For ages 3 - 7 years old

No registration required (space is limited)

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    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

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

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Read, Learn, Grow  
   

Attend this parent/child time with your preschooler.   Help your child get on the road to becoming a reader by joining us each morning for stories to be read aloud.

For ages 2 - 5 years old, siblings welcomed

No registration required.

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    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Messy Play  
   

Messy Play at Lakeville is a 45 minute sensory playtime for ages 3-5 featuring fun, highly interactive activities focused on developing fine motor skills and creativity.  For Children and Caregiver, both child and accompanying adult are encouraged to wear appropriate clothing for painting, water play and other messy activities. 

Children may only be signed up for one session.   Register starts online July 3rd at 10:00am. 

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Messy Play  
   

Messy Play at Lakeville is a 45 minute sensory playtime for ages 3-5 featuring fun, highly interactive activities focused on developing fine motor skills and creativity.  For Children and Caregiver, both child and accompanying adult are encouraged to wear appropriate clothing for painting, water play and other messy activities. 

Children may only be signed up for one session.   Registration starts online July 3rd at 10:00am. 

    Location: Lakeville Branch 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  -  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: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Astrology 101 with Astrologer Patricia Weiss  
   

For thousands of years people have been fascinated with the subject of astrology. Whether they believe in the subject or not, they are always curious to hear what it means to be born under their astrological sign.  Join astrologer Patricia Weiss and find out about your sign and the signs of the people around you.

Patricia is past president of the Long Island Chapter of NCGR (National Council of Geocosmic research), the prestigious international astrology organization, and has been practicing astrology for over 20 years. She has appeared on numerous LI cable and radio shows, sharing her forecasts to enthusiastic audiences. Patricia is the Ten Minute Astrologer.

       

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.     

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Pre-School Art Lab  
   

Dress for a mess as we engage, explore, and experiment in art.   It's about the process, not the product, in this open-ended art program for child and caregiver.

For Infant - 5 year olds

Registration began Thursday, July 6, 2017

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

THE RED TURTLE

2016, 81 minutes, PG, Animated

Director:  Michael Dudok De Wit

Synopsis:   The dialogue-less film follows the major life stages of a castaway on a deserted tropical island populated by turtles, crabs and birds.

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
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Jr. Levels Summer Camp  
    Contact: Jamie Lagasse   516-466-8055 x 216   jlagasse@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Come join us for all types of fun activities this summer, such as painting, drawing, crafts, jewelry making, no-bake cooking, gardening, dance, and theatre arts! Classes are on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week. Register for each week you'd like to attend!

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Knitting and Crochet 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
   7:00 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.

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.

Series of 6 classes: July 13, 20, 27, Aug. 3, 10, 17

$30 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration (check, cash or money order.)

Please call 466-8055, ext. 208/254 for further information.

Registration begins Friday, June 23.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Friday August 11, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play  
   

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Read, Learn, Grow  
   

Attend this parent/child time with your preschooler.   Help your child get on the road to becoming a reader by joining us each morning for stories to be read aloud.

For ages 2 - 5 years old, siblings welcomed

No registration required.

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    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   10:30 AM  -  5:30 PM Dragon Tales  
   

Children reading storybooks to dragon lizards - what could be cuter?   The smiles on a child's face, the excitement of doing something differenct proves there's anticipation when it comes to reading in this particular setting.   And tha't what it's all about.   Youngsters of all ages are nbot only learning to read, they're looking forward to it.   Reading slots are open to children ages 5 - 12 in the Children's department adn takes place in 20 minute blocks.

For 5 - 12 years old.

Registration in the Children's department for 20 minute blocks

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    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  -  4:00 PM Write Your Story Now with Andrea Rothman  
   

This six-week intensive workshop focuses on learning basic story writing techniques and how to apply them. Whether it is fictional or closely based on events in your life, at the end of the six-week period you will have learned how to flesh out your story on the page. Works will be generated at home and discussed in class in a stimulating and respectful environment.

Andrea Rothman is a fiction writer and an editor for the journal Hunger Mountain. Her stories have been published in many venues, most recently Flash Fiction Magazine. Her first novel is in contract with Janklow & Nesbit Literary Agency.

Six Fridays: July 14, 21, 28 and August 11, 18 and 25.

Register by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online at the July 14 first session date.

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM R U Game?  
   

Find out how much fun games can be when we play without joy sticks, computers, or handheld gizmos and gadgets.   Come to the library and challenge your skills with some "unplugged' games on a Friday night.

For ages 6 - 12 years old with family & friends

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room

Saturday August 12, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play  
   

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Read, Learn, Grow  
   

Attend this parent/child time with your preschooler.   Help your child get on the road to becoming a reader by joining us each morning for stories to be read aloud.

For ages 2 - 5 years old, siblings welcomed

No registration required.

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    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose 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  -  4:00 PM Sidewalk Chalk Fun  
   

Join us for some creative fun and a chance for you to show off your art skills as we decorate the sidewalks by the children's department with chalk art.

This program will be held outside unless there is inclement weather.

For grades K - 6, silbings welcomed

No registration required.

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    Location: Outside Parking Lot

Monday August 14, 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.

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.

Series of 6 classes: July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14

$30 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration (check, cash or money order.)

Please call 466-8055, ext. 208/254 for further information.

Registration begins Friday, June 23.

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

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Sun-Shine Babies  
   

Sit, sing and play with your baby as our Librarian teaches you new and traditional songs, finger-plays adn very simple stories.   Meet and share this delightful experience with other parents and their new babies.

For Infant - 9 months old with parent/caregiver

Registration began Monday, July 17, 2017

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    Location: Main - Children's Program Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Current Events Discussion  
   

Bring your coffee to Lakeville on Mondays at 11am to join in on a lively discussion of the current events of our Nation, State, and Town. Discussions will be facilitated by the Librarians.  

    Location: Lakeville Branch 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.

No Registration Required

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Station Summer Babytime  
    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Bingo  
   

Do you love free books?  Playing BINGO?  Join us for a fun chance to play and possibly win at  our Monday evening Bingo.

For grades 1 -6

No Registration required (limited space)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room

Tuesday August 15, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play  
   

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Read, Learn, Grow  
   

Attend this parent/child time with your preschooler.   Help your child get on the road to becoming a reader by joining us each morning for stories to be read aloud.

For ages 2 - 5 years old, siblings welcomed

No registration required.

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    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM English Language Conversation for Beginners  
   

The Library invites all new speakers of English to join our English Language Conversation Group. English Language Conversation meetings are held on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Station Branch.

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.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Scrabble at Main  
   

All are invited to enjoy a game of Scrabble at the Library. All levels of players are welcome.

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose 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: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM English Language Conversation Second Level  
   

Each Tuesday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

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.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Station Summer Storytime  
    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Jr. Levels Summer Camp  
    Contact: Jamie Lagasse   516-466-8055 x 216   jlagasse@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Come join us for all types of fun activities this summer, such as painting, drawing, crafts, jewelry making, no-bake cooking, gardening, dance, and theatre arts! Classes are on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week. Register for each week you'd like to attend! REGISTER HERE FOR 8/15, 8/16, AND 8/17

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Summer Craft Time  
   

Summer, summer, summertime!  

Summer is the best - but if you're looking for a break from the summer heat stop on by to make some cool summer-themed crafts.

For ages 2 - 10 with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, July 5, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room

Wednesday August 16, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play  
   

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Read, Learn, Grow  
   

Attend this parent/child time with your preschooler.   Help your child get on the road to becoming a reader by joining us each morning for stories to be read aloud.

For ages 2 - 5 years old, siblings welcomed

No registration required.

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    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM ChalkZone  
   

Drop in to ChalkZone at the Lakeville Branch for fun with chalk all morning long! For ages 2-10 with a caregiver, no registration necessary.  

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess  
    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  -  4:00 PM GNL Tech Squad at Lakeville  
   

Teen volunteers will help you to learn how to use your iPad or tablet, social media, Microsoft Office, smartphone apps, and more. Bring in specific questions and issues or just learn the basics of technology. Receive one-on-one support. 

No appointments necessary - first come, first served.

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM GNL Tech Squad at Main