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Tuesday January 16, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Winter Reading Club  
   

Join our Winter Reading Club!

If the weather outside is frightful, then stay inside for some delightful literacy building activities and reading with our Winter Reading Club!

Beginning Wednesday, January 3, 2018 children in grades KINDERGARTEN - 6TH grade can stop by the Children's Desk to register and pick up a BINGO card. Complete every activity on your BINGO card to be entered into our drawing.

Turn in your BINGO card no later than February 13 (one BINGO card per participant) to be entered in a drawing for a special prize basket! Prizes can be viewed at the Main building in our round display case. Prizes must be claimed by February 23, 2018.

 

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM English Language Conversation Group at Station  
   

The Library invites all new speakers of English to join our English Language Conversation Group. These are small, informal groups of people that get together to have conversations in English. Various conversation topics may be chosen. Refreshments will be served. No registration required. For further information, please call the Reference Dept. at (516) 466-8055, ext. 218.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Jr. Levels, Puppetry!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Create and perfom an original puppet show under the supervision of professional puppeteer Barry Weil (NYC’s Evolve Puppets). JR. LEVELS PROGRAMS ARE FOR CHILDREN IN 5TH AND 6TH GRADE. Performance Showcase on March 8th at 6 p.m.

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Levels: MAKEUP CLUB with Jonelle!  
   

It's time to restock and reorganize our makeup supply for upcoming Levels shows and events. Want to have a say in what we order? Do you have creative ideas for organizing? Let's create a bigger and better makeup collection together. Makeovers included. 

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
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Levels: CREATIVE WRITING with Jamie & Barry!  
   

We'll give tips and pointers for writing short stories. Follow the prompt for the day, or write whatever you want; it's your tale to tell.

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 Mindfulness Meditation  
   

Our busy lives pull us in many directions. Taking time to be still, present, and focused has many benefits. Meditation is a practice that strengthens our focus and attention, as well as releases stress to stay healthy.

Open to all skill levels. Please bring a mat or use our chairs.

Carolyn Carpentiere is passionate about mind-body health and it is her belief that it holds the solution to most all health problems. Carolyn received her 200 hour yoga certification at Long Island Yoga School in 2009 and has continued to work in and study many other holistic solutions to health including Mindfulness Meditation and Reiki. She has studied at Kripalu in the Berkshires, Yoga International and the Open Center in NYC. She has passion for learning solutions to help people connect to their innate healing potential. She teaches at gyms, clinical centers, corporations and privately in the NY area.

Classes are January 16, February 20, and March 20

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online beginning January 2.

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

Wednesday January 17, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Winter Reading Club  
   

Join our Winter Reading Club!

If the weather outside is frightful, then stay inside for some delightful literacy building activities and reading with our Winter Reading Club!

Beginning Wednesday, January 3, 2018 children in grades KINDERGARTEN - 6TH grade can stop by the Children's Desk to register and pick up a BINGO card. Complete every activity on your BINGO card to be entered into our drawing.

Turn in your BINGO card no later than February 13 (one BINGO card per participant) to be entered in a drawing for a special prize basket! Prizes can be viewed at the Main building in our round display case. Prizes must be claimed by February 23, 2018.

 

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess at Main  
   

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Scrabble at Station  
   

Please note: this week's class will be held at the Back Room of the Station Branch!

    Location: Station Branch
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM CraftWorks  
   

Adults can join us for CraftWorks at Lakeville! Bring your knitting, crocheting, quilting and other projects or sign up to participate in our monthly craft projects.  All are welcome.

Please register online or call extension 232 to register for each session.  Registration opens the first of the month each session, space is limited.  

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM English 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. 

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

THE BIG SICK

2017, 120 minutes, rated R

Director: Michael Showalter

Cast:      Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, Anupam Kher


Synopsis:   Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail connects with grad student Emily after a standup set. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing.

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 Family LEGO  
   

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

No registration needed.

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Junior Levels, Theater Games!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Learn the basics of acting through fun impov games and exercises in creativity! JR. LEVELS PROGRAMS ARE FOR CHILDREN IN 5TH AND 6TH GRADE. Performance Showcase on March 8th at 6 p.m.

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    Location: Levels Teen Center
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Levels: PUPPETRY (CREATING A SHOW) with Barry!  
   

RECIEVE COMMUNITY SERVICE CREDITS!!!  Join professional puppeteer Barry Weil of NYC's Evolve Puppets to put together a large-scale puppet show that will be performed for the Library's Children's Department.  No experience necessary, just bring your creativity!

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
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Levels: CRAFT FOR A CAUSE with Jamie!  
   

RECEIVE COMMUNITY SERVICE CREDITS!  Come help us create decorations to beautify your Library -- and fulfill your community service credits at the same time! 

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
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Intro to Java  
   

Great Neck Library Celebrates Hour of Code and Computer Science Education Week!  Michael Jan, Great Neck North High School student will be teaching an Hour of Code: Intro to Java workshop. 

* Participants will need to bring their laptops with them and register in advance.  For teens in grades 7 – 12.

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

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SAT Prep Course In Person Registration  
   

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

Wednesdays and Thursdays, January 31, February 1, 7, 8, 14, 15
at the Main library from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

In-person registration for juniors and seniors is on Wednesday, January 17, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Main library.  Arriving early is recommended.  Telephone registration for juniors and seniors for remaining openings begins on Thursday, January 18 at 10 a.m. by calling Main at 466-8055, ext. 218.  If space permits, freshman and sophomores will be allowed to register for the course on a first come, first serve basis from a walk-in line on the night of the first class, Wednesday, January, 31, just before the start of class.  A line for walk-in’s will form at 6:00 p.m.

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

    Location: Reference area
   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 begins online or over the phone one week before event.  

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Jump In!
Water Awareness
Grassroots Environmental Education
 
   

Our ground waters are being contaminated with pesticides, pharmaceuticals, fertilizers, and other pollutants, threatening the viability of our aquifers.  As we continue to grow, over-pumping jeopardizes both the quantity and quality of our drinking water. Learn about the threats facing our ground and surface water and discover possible solutions with Matthew T. Rizzo of Grassroots Environmental Education.

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online beginning January 2.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Thursday January 18, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Winter Reading Club  
   

Join our Winter Reading Club!

If the weather outside is frightful, then stay inside for some delightful literacy building activities and reading with our Winter Reading Club!

Beginning Wednesday, January 3, 2018 children in grades KINDERGARTEN - 6TH grade can stop by the Children's Desk to register and pick up a BINGO card. Complete every activity on your BINGO card to be entered into our drawing.

Turn in your BINGO card no later than February 13 (one BINGO card per participant) to be entered in a drawing for a special prize basket! Prizes can be viewed at the Main building in our round display case. Prizes must be claimed by February 23, 2018.

 

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room

Thursday January 18, 2018 -  Monday March 12, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM In the Gallery
Great Neck Public Schools Community Education: Arts on Parade
 
   

This exhibition celebrates the works of talented instructors from the Great Neck Community Education Program.  Glimpses of each artist’s creativity will be on display from January 18 through March 12.   Included in the showcases will be pieces from classes such as Jewelry Making, Metal Clay, Fused Glass, Kuhimino Braiding,  and Jewelry in Crystal.  Also samples from Pottery, Painting on Silk, and Handweaving will be displayed.  All of these courses are open for registration. Please contact the Community Ed office at (516) 441-4949.

    Location: Main Library Lower Lobby Art Gallery

Thursday January 18, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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

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

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Thursday Film Encore  
   

 

THE BIG SICK

2017, 120 minutes, rated R

Director: Michael Showalter

Cast:      Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, Anupam Kher


 Synopsis:   Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail connects with grad student Emily after a standup set. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing.

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
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Jr. Levels, Make-a-Movie!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Write, film, and edit a movied based on your own imaginative ideas! JR. LEVELS PROGRAMS ARE FOR CHILDREN IN 5TH AND 6TH GRADE. Performance Showcase on March 8th at 6 p.m.

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    Location: Levels Teen Center
   4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Homework Helpers!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

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Need help with your homework or a quiet place to get your homework done? Join us for this drop-in program where kids in grades K to 5 can receive homework help from high school students in a group setting. Stop by the multi-purpose room on the lower level on each day of the program to check in. 

The program will run on Mondays and Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in January and February on 1/8, 1/11, 1/18, 1/22, 1/25, 1/29, 2/1, 2/5, 2/8, 2/12, 2/15

 

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Levels: ESCAPE ROOM WORKSHOP with Mike!  
   

Join our team of (evil) geniuses as we create puzzles, gadgets and games designed to challenge others intending to escape our room in a special event open to the public in late January.  Bring your imagination, wit and devious cohorts!  The theme: ZOMBIE escape room!

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
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM English Language Conversation Group  
   

The Library invites all new speakers of English to join our English Language Conversation Group, facilitated by Librarian Jennifer Ransom. These are small, informal groups of people that get together to have conversations in English. Various conversation topics may be chosen. Refreshments will be served.

Please call Lakeville at 516-466-8055, ext. 232 in order to register, beginning January 3.

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   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 8 classes: January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, March 8, 15, 22

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration  (check, cash or money order) begins Wednesday, January 3.

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Friday January 19, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Winter Reading Club  
   

Join our Winter Reading Club!

If the weather outside is frightful, then stay inside for some delightful literacy building activities and reading with our Winter Reading Club!

Beginning Wednesday, January 3, 2018 children in grades KINDERGARTEN - 6TH grade can stop by the Children's Desk to register and pick up a BINGO card. Complete every activity on your BINGO card to be entered into our drawing.

Turn in your BINGO card no later than February 13 (one BINGO card per participant) to be entered in a drawing for a special prize basket! Prizes can be viewed at the Main building in our round display case. Prizes must be claimed by February 23, 2018.

 

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room

Friday January 19, 2018 -  Tuesday February 27, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM In the Gallery
The Fragrance of Ink
Asian Brush Painting
Long Island Sumi-e Society
 
   

The Fragrance of Ink is the Long Island Chapter of the Sumi-e Society, the New York local affiliate of the National Organization, the Sumi-e Society of America.

This chapter was founded by Sung Sook Setton in 1998.

These artists strive to capture the essence and spirit of the subjects in their paintings.

Luminescence of Spring by Sung Sook Setton

    Location: Main Library Lower Lobby Art Gallery

Friday January 19, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Project Independence Men's Group  
   

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

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Adult Coloring  
   

Drop in for an hour of relaxing coloring for adults at the Lakeville Branch.  Coloring sheets will also to available to take home for participants looking to extend the relaxation.  

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Jr.Levels Robotics and Coding  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 216   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

LEGO Robotics + Coding: Children will learn about engineering, electronics, and programming by designing, building, and controlling using LEGO Mindstorms EV3. Children will learn about the engineering process, project management, problem solving, and teamwork. During different sessions children will be exposed to a variety of different robot chassis designs and will learn about the axles, bushings, gears, motors and sensors. Children will design, build, and program their robots, while troubleshooting problems as they encounter in a rich, simulating environment. As part of the workshop we focus on enhancing problem solving, technical creativity, teamwork, communication, all while having lots of FUN!!! REGISTER SEPARATELY FOR EACH SESSION YOU'D LIKE TO ATTEND. SESSIONS ARE ON 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, and 2/9. JR. LEVELS PROGRAMS ARE FOR FIFTH AND SIXTH GRADERS.

 

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   4:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Unplugged  
   

Sorry guys, no electricity is allowed at Unplugged.  We’ll be having gaming, activities and snacks that don’t require electricity or Screen Time. Activities will vary from session to session.  

Signup for each individual session starting January 3rd online and over the phone. 

    Location: Lakeville Branch 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 evening.

For ages 6 - 12 years old with family & friends

No registration required.

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   7:30 PM  -  11:55 PM Levels: SPARK THE ARTS (THE LEVELS COFFEEHOUSE)!  
   

An evening of amazing (and sometimes really strange) performances by teens.  If you're between 7th grade and college age and want to perform, contact us at (516) 466-8055 ext. 216 or at levels@greatnecklibrary.org!

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

Saturday January 20, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Winter Reading Club  
   

Join our Winter Reading Club!

If the weather outside is frightful, then stay inside for some delightful literacy building activities and reading with our Winter Reading Club!

Beginning Wednesday, January 3, 2018 children in grades KINDERGARTEN - 6TH grade can stop by the Children's Desk to register and pick up a BINGO card. Complete every activity on your BINGO card to be entered into our drawing.

Turn in your BINGO card no later than February 13 (one BINGO card per participant) to be entered in a drawing for a special prize basket! Prizes can be viewed at the Main building in our round display case. Prizes must be claimed by February 23, 2018.

 

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Wii U Game Day  
   

Hang out with friends and play Wii U games at the library on a lazy Saturday!

We will have multiple consoles and multi-player games available.

No registration needed.

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   7:30 PM  -  11:55 PM Levels: STAR WARS NIGHT!  
   

Come celebrate two full trilogies, a third in the making and a couple of extras (though we try not to talk about the Star Wars Holiday Special)!  Crafts, food, games, video showings and more!

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

Sunday January 21, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Escape Room!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

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You’re locked in a room. Can you and your team find the clues and objects that will get you out? It’s a mystery wrapped in a puzzle, wrapped in a physical adventure! Sign up for the time slot that works best for you. Form a group of 6 to 10 people in advance and sign up your entire group.  This zombie-themed Escape Room is for ages 12 and up! Time slots are 2:00 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 4:15 p.m.

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Author Bonnie Anderson
The Rabbi's Atheist Daughter
Talk and Book Signing
 
   

Throughout the 1850s, Ernestine Rose was one of the best-known female activists in the United States, more famous than either Elizabeth Cady Stanton or Susan B. Anthony. Rose worked not only for feminism, but also for free thought and abolition. As a Jewish, atheist, foreign woman who left the United States in 1869 - Ernestine Rose was written out of American history. Her evolution from a traditional Polish-Jewish childhood to an adult life as a radical international feminist and freethinker deserves to be remembered. 

The Rabbi’s Atheist Daughter/ Ernestine Rose/ International Feminist Pioneer Oxford University Press) is Bonnie S. Anderson’s fourth book on women’s history.  One of the pioneers of the field, Anderson taught history and women’s studies at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York for over thirty years.  Anderson gives speeches on Rose, women’s movements, international feminism, the history of sexuality, and women’s issues today. Like her subjects, she combines writing with activism.

Books will be available for purchase at the event.

                          

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online beginning January 2.

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   2:45 PM  -  3:15 PM Escape Room!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

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You’re locked in a room. Can you and your team find the clues and objects that will get you out? It’s a mystery wrapped in a puzzle, wrapped in a physical adventure! Sign up for the time slot that works best for you. Form a group of 6 to 10 people in advance and sign up your entire group.  This zombie-themed Escape Room is for ages 12 and up! Time slots are 2:00 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 4:15 p.m.

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Escape Room!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Image result for escape room

You’re locked in a room. Can you and your team find the clues and objects that will get you out? It’s a mystery wrapped in a puzzle, wrapped in a physical adventure! Sign up for the time slot that works best for you. Form a group of 6 to 10 people in advance and sign up your entire group.  This zombie-themed Escape Room is for ages 12 and up! Time slots are 2:00 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 4:15 p.m.

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM Escape Room!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Image result for escape room

You’re locked in a room. Can you and your team find the clues and objects that will get you out? It’s a mystery wrapped in a puzzle, wrapped in a physical adventure! Sign up for the time slot that works best for you. Form a group of 6 to 10 people in advance and sign up your entire group.  This zombie-themed Escape Room is for ages 12 and up! Time slots are 2:00 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 4:15 p.m.

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Monday January 22, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Winter Reading Club  
   

Join our Winter Reading Club!

If the weather outside is frightful, then stay inside for some delightful literacy building activities and reading with our Winter Reading Club!

Beginning Wednesday, January 3, 2018 children in grades KINDERGARTEN - 6TH grade can stop by the Children's Desk to register and pick up a BINGO card. Complete every activity on your BINGO card to be entered into our drawing.

Turn in your BINGO card no later than February 13 (one BINGO card per participant) to be entered in a drawing for a special prize basket! Prizes can be viewed at the Main building in our round display case. Prizes must be claimed by February 23, 2018.

 

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   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 8 classes: January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 26, March 5, 12, 19   

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration  (check, cash or money order) begins Wednesday, January 3.

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

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

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   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.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Jr. Levels, Ukulele!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Start with the basics of this fun and versatile instrument. Learn strumming technique, chords, strumming patterns, and a few songs along the way. More advanced players: learn more complex chord structures, finger picking technique and melodies, and incorporate them into songs. Bring your own or borrow one of ours! JR. LEVELS PROGRAMS ARE FOR CHILDREN IN 5TH AND 6TH GRADE. Performance Showcase on March 8th at 6 p.m.


 

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Homework Helpers!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

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Need help with your homework or a quiet place to get your homework done? Join us for this drop-in program where kids in grades K to 5 can receive homework help from high school students in a group setting. Stop by the multi-purpose room on the lower level on each day of the program to check in. 

The program will run on Mondays and Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in January and February on 1/8, 1/11, 1/18, 1/22, 1/25, 1/29, 2/1, 2/5, 2/8, 2/12, 2/15

 

    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Levels: UKULELE with Matt!  
   

PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN UKE!!!  Start with the basics of this fun and versatile instrument. Learn strumming technique, chords, strumming patterns, and a few songs along the way. More advanced players: learn more complex chord structures, finger picking technique and melodies, and incorporate them into songs.

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
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Levels: D.I.Y. & CRAFTS with Gabby!  
   

Love to create projects you've seen on the internet?  Learn to make cool crafts like bath fizzies, wall art, games and more!  Come to Levels and Do It Yourself!

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 Branch Committee Meeting at Parkville Library  
    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

Tuesday January 23, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Winter Reading Club  
   

Join our Winter Reading Club!

If the weather outside is frightful, then stay inside for some delightful literacy building activities and reading with our Winter Reading Club!

Beginning Wednesday, January 3, 2018 children in grades KINDERGARTEN - 6TH grade can stop by the Children's Desk to register and pick up a BINGO card. Complete every activity on your BINGO card to be entered into our drawing.

Turn in your BINGO card no later than February 13 (one BINGO card per participant) to be entered in a drawing for a special prize basket! Prizes can be viewed at the Main building in our round display case. Prizes must be claimed by February 23, 2018.

 

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM English Language Conversation Group at Station  
   

The Library invites all new speakers of English to join our English Language Conversation Group. These are small, informal groups of people that get together to have conversations in English. Various conversation topics may be chosen. Refreshments will be served. No registration required. For further information, please call the Reference Dept. at (516) 466-8055, ext. 218.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bingo!  
   

Enjoy a lively game of Bingo at the Lakeville Branch.  Prizes will be given out to winners. 

Please Call ext 232 or signup online starting two weeks before the program.  

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Hamilton: The Man, The Musical, The Pop Culture Phenomenon
presented by John Kenrick
 
   
HAMILTON: The Man, The Musical, The Pop Culture Phenomenon -- How did the life story of our country's most controversial Founding Father inspire a bestselling biography and then Broadway's first-ever smash hit hip-hop musical? Theatre historian John Kenrick pulls back the curtain, offering rare video clips and an insightful look at what  it took to make this landmark show a reality.
 
 
Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online beginning January 2.
    Location: Main Library Community Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Jr. Levels, Puppetry!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Create and perfom an original puppet show under the supervision of professional puppeteer Barry Weil (NYC’s Evolve Puppets). JR. LEVELS PROGRAMS ARE FOR CHILDREN IN 5TH AND 6TH GRADE. Performance Showcase on March 8th at 6 p.m.

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Levels: MAKEUP CLUB with Jonelle!  
   

It's time to restock and reorganize our makeup supply for upcoming Levels shows and events. Want to have a say in what we order? Do you have creative ideas for organizing? Let's create a bigger and better makeup collection together. Makeovers included. 

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
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Levels: CREATIVE WRITING with Jamie & Barry!  
   

We'll give tips and pointers for writing short stories. Follow the prompt for the day, or write whatever you want; it's your tale to tell.

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
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Glow Show  
   

Discover amazing things that glow bright in the dark and come to light!  Probe the properties of light and explore some unusual applications of glow-in-the-dark technology!!

Participants will take home a Mad Science Glow Card.

For K - 3rd graders with Parent/Caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, January 16, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room

Wednesday January 24, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Winter Reading Club  
   

Join our Winter Reading Club!

If the weather outside is frightful, then stay inside for some delightful literacy building activities and reading with our Winter Reading Club!

Beginning Wednesday, January 3, 2018 children in grades KINDERGARTEN - 6TH grade can stop by the Children's Desk to register and pick up a BINGO card. Complete every activity on your BINGO card to be entered into our drawing.

Turn in your BINGO card no later than February 13 (one BINGO card per participant) to be entered in a drawing for a special prize basket! Prizes can be viewed at the Main building in our round display case. Prizes must be claimed by February 23, 2018.

 

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess at Main  
   

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Scrabble at Station  
   

Enjoy a game of Scrabble, now at the Station Branch!

Wednesdays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Please note new day of the week and location.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM English 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. 

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

LADY MACBETH

2016, 89 minutes, rated R

Director: William Oldroyd

Cast:      Florence Pugh, Christopher Fairbank, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton, Naomi Ackie


Synopsis:   In 1865 England, a young woman in a loveless marriage has an affair with a servant on her estate. When her husband and father-in-law discover their tryst, the lovers resort to deception and murder in order to save their relationship.

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  -  4:45 PM Sticks in the Stacks  
   

Come and learn the basics, perhaps just brush up on what you already know and help us crochet and knit for a cause!   All skill levels are welcome. Supplies will be provided, or bring your own from home.

Please call to register at ext. 232. Classes include the following dates: January 10th, January 24th, February 14th, February 28th, March 14th, March 28th

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Junior Levels, Theater Games!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Learn the basics of acting through fun impov games and exercises in creativity! JR. LEVELS PROGRAMS ARE FOR CHILDREN IN 5TH AND 6TH GRADE. Performance Showcase on March 8th at 6 p.m.

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    Location: Levels Teen Center
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Levels: PUPPETRY (CREATING A SHOW) with Barry!  
   

RECIEVE COMMUNITY SERVICE CREDITS!!!  Join professional puppeteer Barry Weil of NYC's Evolve Puppets to put together a large-scale puppet show that will be performed for the Library's Children's Department.  No experience necessary, just bring your creativity!

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
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Levels: CRAFT FOR A CAUSE with Jamie!  
   

RECEIVE COMMUNITY SERVICE CREDITS!  Come help us create decorations to beautify your Library -- and fulfill your community service credits at the same time! 

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
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Device Assistance  
   

Drop in at the Lakeville Branch for tips and tricks on your new devices. EReader, tablet, and cell phone assistance will be available in a small group setting.  Registrants will be grouped by devices in order to facilitate needs efficiently. 

Call Extension 232 to register for a 30 minute time slot starting one week before event. 

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen and Parent Yoga Classes: Special Regents Week Class  
   

Wednesday, January 24, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. *
*scheduled as a special class during Regents week
Sunday, February, 18, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, March, 3 11:00 a.m. to noon

Build trust, and positive feelings, foster creativity and improve learning capacity in these fun teen and parent together yoga classes.  Yoga decreases stress, builds positive self-image, develops confidence; yoga improves physical and mental strength in a noncompetitive, supportive environment.  The classes will be taught by Sharon Epstein, a skilled and passionate yoga instructor who has experience with all ages and levels.

Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat and water bottle.

The January class has been scheduled as a special class during Regents exam week.  You are welcome to attend one class or all three classes and there is separate registration for each class.  Teens and parents register individually with their own library cardsParental attendance is encouraged, not required.  For teens in grades 7 – 12.

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Thursday January 25, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Winter Reading Club  
   

Join our Winter Reading Club!

If the weather outside is frightful, then stay inside for some delightful literacy building activities and reading with our Winter Reading Club!

Beginning Wednesday, January 3, 2018 children in grades KINDERGARTEN - 6TH grade can stop by the Children's Desk to register and pick up a BINGO card. Complete every activity on your BINGO card to be entered into our drawing.

Turn in your BINGO card no later than February 13 (one BINGO card per participant) to be entered in a drawing for a special prize basket! Prizes can be viewed at the Main building in our round display case. Prizes must be claimed by February 23, 2018.

 

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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

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

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Craft Closet Clean Out  
   

The library's craft closet is overflowing with leftover crafts and we need your help using them!  During this drop in program, we'll set out crafts that are left over from other programs, as well as other supplies for freestyle crafting. 

This program is open to all ages and will take place in the children's programming room, while supplies last.

No registration required.

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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

LADY MACBETH

2016, 89 minutes, rated R

Director: William Oldroyd

Cast:      Florence Pugh, Christopher Fairbank, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton, Naomi Ackie


Synopsis:   In 1865 England, a young woman in a loveless marriage has an affair with a servant on her estate. When her husband and father-in-law discover their tryst, the lovers resort to deception and murder in order to save their relationship.

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
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Jr. Levels, Make-a-Movie!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Write, film, and edit a movied based on your own imaginative ideas! JR. LEVELS PROGRAMS ARE FOR CHILDREN IN 5TH AND 6TH GRADE. Performance Showcase on March 8th at 6 p.m.

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    Location: Levels Teen Center
   4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Homework Helpers!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

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Need help with your homework or a quiet place to get your homework done? Join us for this drop-in program where kids in grades K to 5 can receive homework help from high school students in a group setting. Stop by the multi-purpose room on the lower level on each day of the program to check in. 

The program will run on Mondays and Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in January and February on 1/8, 1/11, 1/18, 1/22, 1/25, 1/29, 2/1, 2/5, 2/8, 2/12, 2/15

 

    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Levels: ESCAPE ROOM WORKSHOP with Mike!  
   

Join our team of (evil) geniuses as we create puzzles, gadgets and games designed to challenge others intending to escape our room in a special event open to the public in late January.  Bring your imagination, wit and devious cohorts!  The theme: ZOMBIE escape room!

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
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM English Language Conversation Group  
   

The Library invites all new speakers of English to join our English Language Conversation Group, facilitated by Librarian Jennifer Ransom. These are small, informal groups of people that get together to have conversations in English. Various conversation topics may be chosen. Refreshments will be served.

Please call Lakeville at 516-466-8055, ext. 232 in order to register, beginning January 3.

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   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 8 classes: January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, March 8, 15, 22

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration  (check, cash or money order) begins Wednesday, January 3.

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Friday January 26, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Winter Reading Club  
   

Join our Winter Reading Club!

If the weather outside is frightful, then stay inside for some delightful literacy building activities and reading with our Winter Reading Club!

Beginning Wednesday, January 3, 2018 children in grades KINDERGARTEN - 6TH grade can stop by the Children's Desk to register and pick up a BINGO card. Complete every activity on your BINGO card to be entered into our drawing.

Turn in your BINGO card no later than February 13 (one BINGO card per participant) to be entered in a drawing for a special prize basket! Prizes can be viewed at the Main building in our round display case. Prizes must be claimed by February 23, 2018.

 

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Project Independence Men's Group  
   

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

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Adult Coloring  
   

Drop in for an hour of relaxing coloring for adults at the Lakeville Branch.  Coloring sheets will also to available to take home for participants looking to extend the relaxation.  

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Jr.Levels Robotics and Coding  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 216   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

LEGO Robotics + Coding: Children will learn about engineering, electronics, and programming by designing, building, and controlling using LEGO Mindstorms EV3. Children will learn about the engineering process, project management, problem solving, and teamwork. During different sessions children will be exposed to a variety of different robot chassis designs and will learn about the axles, bushings, gears, motors and sensors. Children will design, build, and program their robots, while troubleshooting problems as they encounter in a rich, simulating environment. As part of the workshop we focus on enhancing problem solving, technical creativity, teamwork, communication, all while having lots of FUN!!! REGISTER SEPARATELY FOR EACH SESSION YOU'D LIKE TO ATTEND. SESSIONS ARE ON 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, and 2/9. JR. LEVELS PROGRAMS ARE FOR FIFTH AND SIXTH GRADERS.

 

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Legos @ Lakeville  
   

Families can drop in for Fun Fridays @Lakeville! The 4th Friday of the month will be all about Lego creations.  Build within our themes and challenges for the month or build what’s in your imagination for display at the Lakeville Branch!

Registration begins one week before event online or over the phone. 

    Location: Lakeville Branch 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 evening.

For ages 6 - 12 years old with family & friends

No registration required.

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   7:30 PM  -  11:55 PM Levels: ZOMBIE SURVIVALIST NIGHT!  
   

Would YOU be able to survive the zombie apocalypse?  Come down tonight and put your survival abilities to the test!  You could become the salvation of the human race...or just some dead guy's dinner.  NOTE: not for the squeamish!

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

Saturday January 27, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Winter Reading Club  
   

Join our Winter Reading Club!

If the weather outside is frightful, then stay inside for some delightful literacy building activities and reading with our Winter Reading Club!

Beginning Wednesday, January 3, 2018 children in grades KINDERGARTEN - 6TH grade can stop by the Children's Desk to register and pick up a BINGO card. Complete every activity on your BINGO card to be entered into our drawing.

Turn in your BINGO card no later than February 13 (one BINGO card per participant) to be entered in a drawing for a special prize basket! Prizes can be viewed at the Main building in our round display case. Prizes must be claimed by February 23, 2018.

 

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM AARP Driver's Safety Course  
   

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

 

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

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM New Beginnings Singles 50 Plus
facilitated by Marla Matthews
 
   

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   7:30 PM  -  11:55 PM Levels: D.I.Y. COSMETICS NIGHT!  
   

Find our easy ways to create your own eyeshadows, lipsticks, skin treatments and more from some surprising materials!

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

Sunday January 28, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Long Island Sumi-e Society
Fragrance of Ink
Asian Brush Painting Exhibit
Opening Reception
 
   

Inclement Weather Date: February 4

The Fragrance of Ink is the Long Island Chapter of the Sumi-e Society, the New York local affiliate of the National Organization, the Sumi-e Society of America.

This chapter was founded by Sung Sook Setton in 1998.

These artists strive to capture the essence and spirit of the subjects in their paintings.

Orchid by Sung Sook Setton

    Location: Main Library Lower Lobby Art Gallery
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Drumming Away Stress with Robert Lawrence Friedman  
   

Join us for a unique and powerful, yet playful stress management program that combines energetic, percussive drumming with calming guided imagery exercises to provide a lasting and powerful release of stress.  Participants leave this program with the unique experience of feeling highly energized, yet centered and relaxed.

Drums have been used for centuries for ceremonies, healing and building community. This program explores the new science of drumming and wellness.  Recent clinical research validates that hand drumming reduces stress and improves the immune system.  

Robert Lawrence Friedman, MA, author of The Healing Power of the Drum, will teach specific and clinically-proven exercises using rhythm instruments and hand drums to release internalized stress and increase energy.  

No knowledge of drumming is necessary.  All drums provided. 

Robert Lawrence Friedman is the author of the books, The Healing Power of the Drum -- A Psychotherapist Explores the Healing Power of Rhythm (White Cliffs Media, 2000) and the Healing Power of the Drum – A Journey of Rhythm and Stories (Pathway Books 2010).  He has appeared on national television programs, including the Discovery Health Channel program. Mr. Friedman is the Chairman of the Drumming and Wellness Committee for the Percussive Arts Society and on the Advisory Board of the Drum Circles Facilitators Guild.

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online beginning January 2

 

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Monday January 29, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Winter Reading Club  
   

Join our Winter Reading Club!

If the weather outside is frightful, then stay inside for some delightful literacy building activities and reading with our Winter Reading Club!

Beginning Wednesday, January 3, 2018 children in grades KINDERGARTEN - 6TH grade can stop by the Children's Desk to register and pick up a BINGO card. Complete every activity on your BINGO card to be entered into our drawing.

Turn in your BINGO card no later than February 13 (one BINGO card per participant) to be entered in a drawing for a special prize basket! Prizes can be viewed at the Main building in our round display case. Prizes must be claimed by February 23, 2018.

 

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   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 8 classes: January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 26, March 5, 12, 19   

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration  (check, cash or money order) begins Wednesday, January 3.

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

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

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   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.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Jr. Levels, Ukulele!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Start with the basics of this fun and versatile instrument. Learn strumming technique, chords, strumming patterns, and a few songs along the way. More advanced players: learn more complex chord structures, finger picking technique and melodies, and incorporate them into songs. Bring your own or borrow one of ours! JR. LEVELS PROGRAMS ARE FOR CHILDREN IN 5TH AND 6TH GRADE. Performance Showcase on March 8th at 6 p.m.


 

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Homework Helpers!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

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Need help with your homework or a quiet place to get your homework done? Join us for this drop-in program where kids in grades K to 5 can receive homework help from high school students in a group setting. Stop by the multi-purpose room on the lower level on each day of the program to check in. 

The program will run on Mondays and Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in January and February on 1/8, 1/11, 1/18, 1/22, 1/25, 1/29, 2/1, 2/5, 2/8, 2/12, 2/15

 

    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Levels: UKULELE with Matt!  
   

PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN UKE!!!  Start with the basics of this fun and versatile instrument. Learn strumming technique, chords, strumming patterns, and a few songs along the way. More advanced players: learn more complex chord structures, finger picking technique and melodies, and incorporate them into songs.

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
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Levels: D.I.Y. & CRAFTS with Gabby!  
   

Love to create projects you've seen on the internet?  Learn to make cool crafts like bath fizzies, wall art, games and more!  Come to Levels and Do It Yourself!

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

Tuesday January 30, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Winter Reading Club  
   

Join our Winter Reading Club!

If the weather outside is frightful, then stay inside for some delightful literacy building activities and reading with our Winter Reading Club!

Beginning Wednesday, January 3, 2018 children in grades KINDERGARTEN - 6TH grade can stop by the Children's Desk to register and pick up a BINGO card. Complete every activity on your BINGO card to be entered into our drawing.

Turn in your BINGO card no later than February 13 (one BINGO card per participant) to be entered in a drawing for a special prize basket! Prizes can be viewed at the Main building in our round display case. Prizes must be claimed by February 23, 2018.

 

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM English Language Conversation Group at Station  
   

The Library invites all new speakers of English to join our English Language Conversation Group. These are small, informal groups of people that get together to have conversations in English. Various conversation topics may be chosen. Refreshments will be served. No registration required. For further information, please call the Reference Dept. at (516) 466-8055, ext. 218.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Property Assessment Grievance Workshop
presented by Charles Berman, TONH Receiver of Taxes
 
   

Join Charles Berman, Town of North Hempstead Receiver of Taxes, as he presents a Property Assessment Grievance Workshop.  He will review the assessment process, explain how to fill out the grievance application, and provide tips on filling out the application. Staff members will be on hand with applications for your convenience. Please bring your 2019-2020 Notice of Tentative Assessed Value (sent to you in early January 2018 from the Nassau County Department of Assessment).

You do not need to use an attorney to file a grievance. It takes only a few minutes to complete the Application for Correction of Property Tax Assessment.The filing period is January 2 - March 1, 2018 with the Nassau County Assessment Review Commission.

Learn why this is so important, and how to protect your rights!

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Jr. Levels, Puppetry!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Create and perfom an original puppet show under the supervision of professional puppeteer Barry Weil (NYC’s Evolve Puppets). JR. LEVELS PROGRAMS ARE FOR CHILDREN IN 5TH AND 6TH GRADE. Performance Showcase on March 8th at 6 p.m.

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Levels: MAKEUP CLUB with Jonelle!  
   

It's time to restock and reorganize our makeup supply for upcoming Levels shows and events. Want to have a say in what we order? Do you have creative ideas for organizing? Let's create a bigger and better makeup collection together. Makeovers included. 

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
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Levels: CREATIVE WRITING with Jamie & Barry!  
   

We'll give tips and pointers for writing short stories. Follow the prompt for the day, or write whatever you want; it's your tale to tell.

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 Board of Trustees Annual Re-Org at Main Library  
   

Annual Re-Organization Meeting

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Wednesday January 31, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Winter Reading Club  
   

Join our Winter Reading Club!

If the weather outside is frightful, then stay inside for some delightful literacy building activities and reading with our Winter Reading Club!

Beginning Wednesday, January 3, 2018 children in grades KINDERGARTEN - 6TH grade can stop by the Children's Desk to register and pick up a BINGO card. Complete every activity on your BINGO card to be entered into our drawing.

Turn in your BINGO card no later than February 13 (one BINGO card per participant) to be entered in a drawing for a special prize basket! Prizes can be viewed at the Main building in our round display case. Prizes must be claimed by February 23, 2018.

 

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   9:30 AM  -  9:00 PM Story Time Registration  
   

Registration for January, February and March Story Time programs for all library locations begins Wednesday, September 27, 2017!!

IN THE INTEREST OF FAIRNESS TO ALL OF THE FAMILIES IN GREAT NECK, THE FOLLOWING RULES APPLY:

1. Programs are for Great Neck district residents only, on a first come first served basis.

2. A child may only be registered for one age appropriate program per session.

3. Parents/Guardians are responsible for all the children that accompany them.

4. Parents need to be active participants and show by example how much fun singing, dancing, and being silly can be.

5. Parents/Guardians are asked to remove their child if s/he becomes disruptive and can return when s/he is ready.  The cooperation of the parent will be appreciated by all.

6. Be sure your child is emotionally and behaviorally ready to participate in a program.  Children should not be forced to attend the story time program for this often creates behavior problems and a time filled with frustrating moments for everyone.

All children are required to have a valid Great Neck Library card at the time of registration.

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess at Main  
   

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Scrabble at Station  
   

Enjoy a game of Scrabble, now at the Station Branch!

Wednesdays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Please note new day of the week and location.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM English 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. 

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

GROUNDHOG DAY

1993, 101 minutes, rated PG

Director: Harold Ramis

Cast:       Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott


Synopsis:   An obnoxious weatherman finds himself reliving the same 24-hour period over and over.
 

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
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Junior Levels, Theater Games!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Learn the basics of acting through fun impov games and exercises in creativity! JR. LEVELS PROGRAMS ARE FOR CHILDREN IN 5TH AND 6TH GRADE. Performance Showcase on March 8th at 6 p.m.

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    Location: Levels Teen Center
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Levels: PUPPETRY (CREATING A SHOW) with Barry!  
   

RECIEVE COMMUNITY SERVICE CREDITS!!!  Join professional puppeteer Barry Weil of NYC's Evolve Puppets to put together a large-scale puppet show that will be performed for the Library's Children's Department.  No experience necessary, just bring your creativity!

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
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Levels: CRAFT FOR A CAUSE with Jamie!  
   

RECEIVE COMMUNITY SERVICE CREDITS!  Come help us create decorations to beautify your Library -- and fulfill your community service credits at the same time! 

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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SAT Prep Course  
   

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

Wednesdays and Thursdays, January 31, February 1, 7, 8, 14, 15
at the Main library from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

In-person registration for juniors and seniors is on Wednesday, January 17, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Main library.  Arriving early is recommended.  Telephone registration for juniors and seniors for remaining openings begins on Thursday, January 18 at 10 a.m. by calling Main at 466-8055, ext. 218.  If space permits, freshman and sophomores will be allowed to register for the course on a first come, first serve basis from a walk-in line on the night of the first class, Wednesday, January, 31, just before the start of class.  A line for walk-in’s will form at 6:00 p.m.

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

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

Copies of the book will be available to registered patrons for pickup at the branch of their choice.

Participants must be registered by the first of the month in order to guarantee recieving that months discussion before the discussion.  

Please register by Phone at ext. 232

January's Selection: The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

In The Golem and the Jinni, a chance meeting between mythical beings takes readers on a dazzling journey through cultures in turn-of-the-century New York….Marvelous and compulsively readable, Helene Wecker's debut novel The Golem and the Jinni weaves strands of Yiddish and Middle Eastern literature, historical fiction and magical fable, into a wondrously inventive and unforgettable tale.

 

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library

Thursday February 1, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Winter Reading Club  
   

Join our Winter Reading Club!

If the weather outside is frightful, then stay inside for some delightful literacy building activities and reading with our Winter Reading Club!

Beginning Wednesday, January 3, 2018 children in grades KINDERGARTEN - 6TH grade can stop by the Children's Desk to register and pick up a BINGO card. Complete every activity on your BINGO card to be entered into our drawing.

Turn in your BINGO card no later than February 13 (one BINGO card per participant) to be entered in a drawing for a special prize basket! Prizes can be viewed at the Main building in our round display case. Prizes must be claimed by February 23, 2018.

 

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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

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

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   1:30 PM  -  7:30 PM COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE
LI Blood Services
 
   

HEROES WANTED

Please Give Blood .............................

Great Neck Library Community Blood Drive

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Main Library, 159 Bayview Ave., Great Neck 11023

Community Room

1:30 p.m. ~ 7:30 p.m.

Donor Requirements -

  • Bring DONOR CARD or ID with photo or signature
  • Age Requirements: 16-75 (16 years of age 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.

Walk-ins Welcome!

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

To make an appointment, call 466-8055, ext. 208.

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

GROUNDHOG DAY

1993, 101 minutes, rated PG

Director: Harold Ramis

Cast:      Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott


Synopsis:   An obnoxious weatherman finds himself reliving the same 24-hour period over and over.
 

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
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Jr. Levels, Make-a-Movie!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Write, film, and edit a movied based on your own imaginative ideas! JR. LEVELS PROGRAMS ARE FOR CHILDREN IN 5TH AND 6TH GRADE. Performance Showcase on March 8th at 6 p.m.

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    Location: Levels Teen Center
   4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Homework Helpers!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

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Need help with your homework or a quiet place to get your homework done? Join us for this drop-in program where kids in grades K to 5 can receive homework help from high school students in a group setting. Stop by the multi-purpose room on the lower level on each day of the program to check in. 

The program will run on Mondays and Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in January and February on 1/8, 1/11, 1/18, 1/22, 1/25, 1/29, 2/1, 2/5, 2/8, 2/12, 2/15

 

    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM English Language Conversation Group  
   

The Library invites all new speakers of English to join our English Language Conversation Group, facilitated by Librarian Jennifer Ransom. These are small, informal groups of people that get together to have conversations in English. Various conversation topics may be chosen. Refreshments will be served.

Please call Lakeville at 516-466-8055, ext. 232 in order to register, beginning January 3.

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SAT Prep Course  
   

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

Wednesdays and Thursdays, January 31, February 1, 7, 8, 14, 15
at the Main library from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

In-person registration for juniors and seniors is on Wednesday, January 17, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Main library.  Arriving early is recommended.  Telephone registration for juniors and seniors for remaining openings begins on Thursday, January 18 at 10 a.m. by calling Main at 466-8055, ext. 218.  If space permits, freshman and sophomores will be allowed to register for the course on a first come, first serve basis from a walk-in line on the night of the first class, Wednesday, January, 31, just before the start of class.  A line for walk-in’s will form at 6:00 p.m.

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

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Friday February 2, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Winter Reading Club  
   

Join our Winter Reading Club!

If the weather outside is frightful, then stay inside for some delightful literacy building activities and reading with our Winter Reading Club!

Beginning Wednesday, January 3, 2018 children in grades KINDERGARTEN - 6TH grade can stop by the Children's Desk to register and pick up a BINGO card. Complete every activity on your BINGO card to be entered into our drawing.

Turn in your BINGO card no later than February 13 (one BINGO card per participant) to be entered in a drawing for a special prize basket! Prizes can be viewed at the Main building in our round display case. Prizes must be claimed by February 23, 2018.

 

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Project Independence Men's Group  
   

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

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Adult Coloring  
   

Drop in for an hour of relaxing coloring for adults at the Lakeville Branch.  Coloring sheets will also to available to take home for participants looking to extend the relaxation.  

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Socrates Salon with Conversation Host Ron Gross  
   

WISDOM

Who exemplifies a wise person, to you?   What qualities make someone wise?  How do we grow in wisdom?  Are all of us wiser than any of us, sometimes?  How wise do you feel  you are?  In what areas?

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: Main Library Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Jr.Levels Robotics and Coding  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 216   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

LEGO Robotics + Coding: Children will learn about engineering, electronics, and programming by designing, building, and controlling using LEGO Mindstorms EV3. Children will learn about the engineering process, project management, problem solving, and teamwork. During different sessions children will be exposed to a variety of different robot chassis designs and will learn about the axles, bushings, gears, motors and sensors. Children will design, build, and program their robots, while troubleshooting problems as they encounter in a rich, simulating environment. As part of the workshop we focus on enhancing problem solving, technical creativity, teamwork, communication, all while having lots of FUN!!! REGISTER SEPARATELY FOR EACH SESSION YOU'D LIKE TO ATTEND. SESSIONS ARE ON 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, and 2/9. JR. LEVELS PROGRAMS ARE FOR FIFTH AND SIXTH GRADERS.

 

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Story Crafts  
   

Join us for fun Fridays full of stories and crafts!  We’ll be bringing out our favorite stories and making fantastic take home crafts with Jamie! 

Registration begins online or over the phone one week before the session.  

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Cartooning Club  
   

Are you in the 5th or 6th grade?  Do you like drawing comics?  Do you have a few Friday evenings free?  If your answers are yes, yes and yes then come join the Cartooning Club!

We'll design characters, create stories, and have a ton of cartooning fun!

This is a drop in and draw experience and registration is not required.

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room

Saturday February 3, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Winter Reading Club  
   

Join our Winter Reading Club!

If the weather outside is frightful, then stay inside for some delightful literacy building activities and reading with our Winter Reading Club!

Beginning Wednesday, January 3, 2018 children in grades KINDERGARTEN - 6TH grade can stop by the Children's Desk to register and pick up a BINGO card. Complete every activity on your BINGO card to be entered into our drawing.

Turn in your BINGO card no later than February 13 (one BINGO card per participant) to be entered in a drawing for a special prize basket! Prizes can be viewed at the Main building in our round display case. Prizes must be claimed by February 23, 2018.

 

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Performance Poets Association Readings at Station  
   
Poets Performance Association will be at the Station Branch from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays January 6, February 3, and March 3.
 
Join us for our monthly Open Mic forum hosted by George Pafitis in collaboration with the Performance Poets Association. .Open to all.  Participate in reading your own work and/or listen and support others.

Performance Poets Association is a non-profit organization that provides a forum for local artists and brings original poetry and related arts to the public.

              

A featured poet will read for 20 minutes at each session, followed by an open-mic. 

The event is coordinated and facilitated by George Pafitis.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library

Sunday February 4, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Winter Reading Club  
   

Join our Winter Reading Club!

If the weather outside is frightful, then stay inside for some delightful literacy building activities and reading with our Winter Reading Club!

Beginning Wednesday, January 3, 2018 children in grades KINDERGARTEN - 6TH grade can stop by the Children's Desk to register and pick up a BINGO card. Complete every activity on your BINGO card to be entered into our drawing.

Turn in your BINGO card no later than February 13 (one BINGO card per participant) to be entered in a drawing for a special prize basket! Prizes can be viewed at the Main building in our round display case. Prizes must be claimed by February 23, 2018.

 

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Performance by GN South HS Music Students  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Join us in the Community Room for an afternoon of performances by Great Neck South High School musicians!

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 246 or register online.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Monday February 5, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Winter Reading Club  
   

Join our Winter Reading Club!

If the weather outside is frightful, then stay inside for some delightful literacy building activities and reading with our Winter Reading Club!

Beginning Wednesday, January 3, 2018 children in grades KINDERGARTEN - 6TH grade can stop by the Children's Desk to register and pick up a BINGO card. Complete every activity on your BINGO card to be entered into our drawing.

Turn in your BINGO card no later than February 13 (one BINGO card per participant) to be entered in a drawing for a special prize basket! Prizes can be viewed at the Main building in our round display case. Prizes must be claimed by February 23, 2018.

 

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   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 8 classes: January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 26, March 5, 12, 19   

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration  (check, cash or money order) begins Wednesday, January 3.

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

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

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 2s Story Time  
   

Don't miss out on this great program for children 2 year olds!

Parents and children participate in a fun-filled half hour program consisting of songs, rhymes, props, puppets, flannel boards and so much more.

For 2 year olds

Registration begins Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. (Must scroll back to February 5 - the first date of the program, for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: February 5, February 12, February 26, March 5, March 12, and March 19

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   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.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Station Babytime  
   

For babies birth to 9 months old with parent or caregiver.  A half hour of baby fun with music, rhymes, movement and early literacy experiences led by our children's librarian.  

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Jr. Levels, Ukulele!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Start with the basics of this fun and versatile instrument. Learn strumming technique, chords, strumming patterns, and a few songs along the way. More advanced players: learn more complex chord structures, finger picking technique and melodies, and incorporate them into songs. Bring your own or borrow one of ours! JR. LEVELS PROGRAMS ARE FOR CHILDREN IN 5TH AND 6TH GRADE. Performance Showcase on March 8th at 6 p.m.


 

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Homework Helpers!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

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Need help with your homework or a quiet place to get your homework done? Join us for this drop-in program where kids in grades K to 5 can receive homework help from high school students in a group setting. Stop by the multi-purpose room on the lower level on each day of the program to check in. 

The program will run on Mondays and Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in January and February on 1/8, 1/11, 1/18, 1/22, 1/25, 1/29, 2/1, 2/5, 2/8, 2/12, 2/15

 

    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Creative Corner  
   

Join us in an exploration of creativity.  We will be exploring different art forms with paint, glue, glitter and so much more!!

Come dressed to make a mess.

For 2 - 10 year olds with Parent/Caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. (Must scroll back to February 5 - the first date of the program, for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: February 5, February 12, February 26, March 5, March 12, and March 19

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room

Tuesday February 6, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Winter Reading Club  
   

Join our Winter Reading Club!

If the weather outside is frightful, then stay inside for some delightful literacy building activities and reading with our Winter Reading Club!

Beginning Wednesday, January 3, 2018 children in grades KINDERGARTEN - 6TH grade can stop by the Children's Desk to register and pick up a BINGO card. Complete every activity on your BINGO card to be entered into our drawing.

Turn in your BINGO card no later than February 13 (one BINGO card per participant) to be entered in a drawing for a special prize basket! Prizes can be viewed at the Main building in our round display case. Prizes must be claimed by February 23, 2018.

 

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Stories for Tots  
   

Join us for a fun filled, early literacy experience!

You and your child (18-23 months) will participate in a variety of simple songs, rhymes, music and smiles.  March to your own beat during this series.

For ages 18 - 23 month olds only with Parent/Caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.  (Must scroll back to February 6 - the first date of the program, for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: February 6, February 13, February 27, March 6, March 13 and March 20

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM English Language Conversation Group at Station  
   

The Library invites all new speakers of English to join our English Language Conversation Group. These are small, informal groups of people that get together to have conversations in English. Various conversation topics may be chosen. Refreshments will be served. No registration required. For further information, please call the Reference Dept. at (516) 466-8055, ext. 218.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Device Assistance  
   

Drop in at the Lakeville Branch for tips and tricks on your new devices. EReader, tablet, and cell phone assistance will be available in a small group setting.  Registrants will be grouped by devices in order to facilitate needs efficiently. 

Call Extension 232 to register for a 30 minute time slot starting one week before event. 

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Found Poetry from Old Books with Librarian Christy Orquera  
   

Join us for an afternoon of creativity while saving the planet. We’re upcycling discarded books to create “found poetry” and art.

You’ll learn how to “find” poetry and create something truly one-of-a-kind by choosing words or phrases from any page of any book and reframing it into a literary collage.

We’ll provide the things you’ll need to create something unique and inspirational.

No registration required. For further information, call the Reference Dept. (Christy or Donna) at (516) 466-8055, ext. 218.

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:40 PM K-2nd Story Crafts  
   

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

For Kindergarten - 2nd graders

Registration begins Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.  (Must scroll back to February 6 - the first date of the program for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: February 6, February 13, February 27, March 6, March 13 and March 20

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Station Toytime  
   

For ages 10-17 months with caregiver.  Join our 45 minute play and circle time early learning experience with toys, books, music and movement.

   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Jr. Levels, Puppetry!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Create and perfom an original puppet show under the supervision of professional puppeteer Barry Weil (NYC’s Evolve Puppets). JR. LEVELS PROGRAMS ARE FOR CHILDREN IN 5TH AND 6TH GRADE. Performance Showcase on March 8th at 6 p.m.

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM ACT Crash Course for February ACT  
   

Are you a teen taking the February ACT?  If you answered yes, then the ACT Crash Course is for you! The ACT Crash Course is a one night course where a Curvebreakers Test Prep instructor gives students all of the strategy they need to take the ACT.  The instructor will go over strategies, tips, and tricks for each section of the exam.  There will also be time for student questions.

Registration is for teens in grades 9 and above and starts on Monday, January 22 at 10:00 am, online, in person, or by phone, 466-8055 ext. 218.  Advanced registration with teen’s own library card is required. 

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

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:10 PM Science Cafe  
   

Calling all 1st and 2nd graders to join our Science Cafe for a great time with old and new friends to exercise design, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills while creating a different activity each week.

For 1st and 2nd grades only

Registration begins Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.  (Must scroll back to February 6 - the first date of the program, for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: February 6, February 13, March 6, March 13 and March 20

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Lego Night  
   

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

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

The Mothers by Brit Bennett

Mourning her own mother's recent suicide, Nadia Turner falls in love with the local pastor's son. They are young; it's not serious. But the pregnancy that results from this teen romance--and the subsequent cover-up--will have an impact that goes far beyond their youth. 

Please contact Reference early enough to obtain your copy of the book. Books may take 10 to 14 days to reach us from outside the Library.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Board of Trustees Personnel Committee Meeting at Main Library  
   

CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

Wednesday February 7, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Winter Reading Club  
   

Join our Winter Reading Club!

If the weather outside is frightful, then stay inside for some delightful literacy building activities and reading with our Winter Reading Club!

Beginning Wednesday, January 3, 2018 children in grades KINDERGARTEN - 6TH grade can stop by the Children's Desk to register and pick up a BINGO card. Complete every activity on your BINGO card to be entered into our drawing.

Turn in your BINGO card no later than February 13 (one BINGO card per participant) to be entered in a drawing for a special prize basket! Prizes can be viewed at the Main building in our round display case. Prizes must be claimed by February 23, 2018.

 

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Romp  
   

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

For 0 - 9 month olds (non-crawlers) with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.  (Must scroll back to February 7th - the first date of the program, for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: February 7, February 14, February 28, March 7, March 14 and March 21

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess at Main  
   

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Scrabble at Station  
   

Enjoy a game of Scrabble, now at the Station Branch!

Wednesdays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Please note new day of the week and location.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM English 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. 

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

JULES AND JIM

1962, 105 minutes, NR, B/W, French with English subtitles

Director: Francois Truffaut

Cast:     Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Henri Serre


Synopsis:   Considered Truffaut's greatest film, this is a story of friendship between two artists and their mutual love for the same woman.
 

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
   2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Creative Crawlers  
   

Crawl, create, and make art with your little one! This art program is for babies only! Children under the age of 2 are invited to explore various techniques, textures, and mediums in an engaging and nurturing environment. And don’t forget to come dressed for a mess!

For 0 - 23 months with Parent/Caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30am Online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.  (Must scroll back to February 7th - the first date of the program, for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: February 7, February 14, February 28, March 7, March 14 and

March 21

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

 

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Junior Levels, Theater Games!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Learn the basics of acting through fun impov games and exercises in creativity! JR. LEVELS PROGRAMS ARE FOR CHILDREN IN 5TH AND 6TH GRADE. Performance Showcase on March 8th at 6 p.m.

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    Location: Levels Teen Center
   6:30 PM  -  7:10 PM Simply S.T.E.M.  
   

This is a series of programs created to inspire learning through inquiry and play.  Specifically for 5th and 6th graders who are looking for engaging ways to experience S.T.E.M. learning!!

Each session may be different and full of fun and learning.

For 5th & 6th graders only

Registration begins Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.

Session of programs includes the following dates: February 7, February 14, February 28, March 7, March 14 and March 21.

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SAT Prep Course  
   

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

Wednesdays and Thursdays, January 31, February 1, 7, 8, 14, 15
at the Main library from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

In-person registration for juniors and seniors is on Wednesday, January 17, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Main library.  Arriving early is recommended.  Telephone registration for juniors and seniors for remaining openings begins on Thursday, January 18 at 10 a.m. by calling Main at 466-8055, ext. 218.  If space permits, freshman and sophomores will be allowed to register for the course on a first come, first serve basis from a walk-in line on the night of the first class, Wednesday, January, 31, just before the start of class.  A line for walk-in’s will form at 6:00 p.m.

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

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   6:45 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Game night  
   

Join us on the First Wednesday 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!  

Registration Begins one week before the event by online or by phone by calling extension 232.  

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library

Thursday February 8, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Winter Reading Club  
   

Join our Winter Reading Club!

If the weather outside is frightful, then stay inside for some delightful literacy building activities and reading with our Winter Reading Club!

Beginning Wednesday, January 3, 2018 children in grades KINDERGARTEN - 6TH grade can stop by the Children's Desk to register and pick up a BINGO card. Complete every activity on your BINGO card to be entered into our drawing.

Turn in your BINGO card no later than February 13 (one BINGO card per participant) to be entered in a drawing for a special prize basket! Prizes can be viewed at the Main building in our round display case. Prizes must be claimed by February 23, 2018.

 

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Stories for Tots  
   

Come join us for a fun filled, early literacy experience!  You and your child (18-23 months) will participate in a variety of simple songs, rhymes, music and smiles.  March to your own beat during this series.

For 18 - 23 month olds with Parent/Caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.  (Must scroll back to February 8th - the first date of the program, for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: February 8, February15, March 1, March 8, March 15 and March 22

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    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Music & Movement  
   

Drumming for young ones!

Children will experience the joy of drumming, singing and moving through an upbeat fun musical program.  Drums provided for the children.  We will explore patterns, fine motor skills and techniques to build self-esteem for sharing and enjoying music.

For ages 3 months - 4 years old with Parent/Caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. (Must scroll back to February 8 - the first date of the program for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: February 8, February 15, March 1, March 8, March 15 and March 22

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Independence Social Discussion Group  
   

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

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Aging and the Biology of Belief: Living Healthier and Longer
Series with Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh
 
   

Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh will be discussing scientist Bruce Lipton's research on mind-body-spirit connection and how your beliefs can affect your biology and health.

Join the January 11 and March 8 discussions.

Registration strongly suggested.  Call 466-8055, ext. 218/219 or register online beginning December 22.

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Thursday Film Encore  
   

JULES AND JIM

1962, 105 minutes, NR, B/W, French with English subtitles

Director: Francois Truffaut

Cast:     Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Henri Serre


 Synopsis:   Considered Truffaut's greatest film, this is a story of friendship between two artists and their mutual love for the same woman.
 

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

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

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

Siblings are welcomed!!

For ages 3 - 5 years old with Parent/Caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. (Must scroll back to February 8 - the first date of the program for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: February 8, February 15, March 1, March 8, March 15 and March 22

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Jr. Levels, Make-a-Movie!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Write, film, and edit a movied based on your own imaginative ideas! JR. LEVELS PROGRAMS ARE FOR CHILDREN IN 5TH AND 6TH GRADE. Performance Showcase on March 8th at 6 p.m.

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    Location: Levels Teen Center
   4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Homework Helpers!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

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Need help with your homework or a quiet place to get your homework done? Join us for this drop-in program where kids in grades K to 5 can receive homework help from high school students in a group setting. Stop by the multi-purpose room on the lower level on each day of the program to check in. 

The program will run on Mondays and Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in January and February on 1/8, 1/11, 1/18, 1/22, 1/25, 1/29, 2/1, 2/5, 2/8, 2/12, 2/15

 

    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   6:30 PM  -  7:10 PM B'Twixt & B'Tween Club  
   

B'Twixt & B'Tween club is a series of programs offered combining traditional literature with hands-on activities in science, math, and the arts. 

Each session is different and full of fun and learning!

For 3rd & 4th graders only

Registration begins Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.  (Must scroll back to February 8th - the first date of the program, for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: February 8, February15, March 1, March 8, March 15 and March 22

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

 

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM English Language Conversation Group  
   

The Library invites all new speakers of English to join our English Language Conversation Group, facilitated by Librarian Jennifer Ransom. These are small, informal groups of people that get together to have conversations in English. Various conversation topics may be chosen. Refreshments will be served.

Please call Lakeville at 516-466-8055, ext. 232 in order to register, beginning January 3.

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SAT Prep Course  
   

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

Wednesdays and Thursdays, January 31, February 1, 7, 8, 14, 15
at the Main library from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

In-person registration for juniors and seniors is on Wednesday, January 17, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Main library.  Arriving early is recommended.  Telephone registration for juniors and seniors for remaining openings begins on Thursday, January 18 at 10 a.m. by calling Main at 466-8055, ext. 218.  If space permits, freshman and sophomores will be allowed to register for the course on a first come, first serve basis from a walk-in line on the night of the first class, Wednesday, January, 31, just before the start of class.  A line for walk-in’s will form at 6:00 p.m.

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

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main 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 8 classes: January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, March 8, 15, 22

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration  (check, cash or money order) begins Wednesday, January 3.

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Friday February 9, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Winter Reading Club  
   

Join our Winter Reading Club!

If the weather outside is frightful, then stay inside for some delightful literacy building activities and reading with our Winter Reading Club!

Beginning Wednesday, January 3, 2018 children in grades KINDERGARTEN - 6TH grade can stop by the Children's Desk to register and pick up a BINGO card. Complete every activity on your BINGO card to be entered into our drawing.

Turn in your BINGO card no later than February 13 (one BINGO card per participant) to be entered in a drawing for a special prize basket! Prizes can be viewed at the Main building in our round display case. Prizes must be claimed by February 23, 2018.

 

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Project Independence Men's Group  
   

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

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

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

First fifteen minutes will be circle time!!

For ages 10 - 17 month olds only with Parent/Caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. (Must scroll back to February 9 - the first date of the program for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: February 9, March 2, March 9, March 16 and March 23

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Adult Coloring  
   

Drop in for an hour of relaxing coloring for adults at the Lakeville Branch.  Coloring sheets will also to available to take home for participants looking to extend the relaxation.  

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Writer Within facilitated by Lynda Aron  
   

A writing salon where participants are assisted in accessing their authentic voice and exploring the inner power of imagination, self-expression and storytelling. Experiential and supportive, sessions include assessment of participants' needs and intentions, guided reflective writing and constructive sharing. Participants are taught prospective writing, a quick method to accessing their creative spirits and writing memories, fiction, poetry or non-fiction. New writers, professionals and everyone in-between are welcome. Sharing is encouraged but not required.

Published author and NEA recipient, Lynda Aron has taught writing workshops and book discussion groups for the past thirty years. She has taught in high schools, universities, community centers such as Gilda’s Club in Manhattan, her salon, and hospitals worldwide. As chairwoman of both public and private writing programs, she created and still advocates for developing authentic and creative writers. She is also an accomplished editor who guides participants with compassion and expertise.

Registration begins January 2 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online.

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Jr.Levels Robotics and Coding  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 216   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

LEGO Robotics + Coding: Children will learn about engineering, electronics, and programming by designing, building, and controlling using LEGO Mindstorms EV3. Children will learn about the engineering process, project management, problem solving, and teamwork. During different sessions children will be exposed to a variety of different robot chassis designs and will learn about the axles, bushings, gears, motors and sensors. Children will design, build, and program their robots, while troubleshooting problems as they encounter in a rich, simulating environment. As part of the workshop we focus on enhancing problem solving, technical creativity, teamwork, communication, all while having lots of FUN!!! REGISTER SEPARATELY FOR EACH SESSION YOU'D LIKE TO ATTEND. SESSIONS ARE ON 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, and 2/9. JR. LEVELS PROGRAMS ARE FOR FIFTH AND SIXTH GRADERS.

 

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM STREAM Along  
   

Fun Fridays @ Lakeville is getting new activities!  Join us for STREAM Along, an exploration of Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics for ages 6-10. Activities will encourage creative thinking with scientific execution for participants.

 Participants in STEAM On with Jr Levels are ineligible for this class

Registration for individual session’s starts online or over the phone on Friday, January 3rd. 

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Cartooning Club  
   

Are you in the 5th or 6th grade?  Do you like drawing comics?  Do you have a few Friday evenings free?  If your answers are yes, yes and yes then come join the Cartooning Club!

We'll design characters, create stories, and have a ton of cartooning fun!

This is a drop in and draw experience and registration is not required.

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Cartooning Club  
   

Are you in the 5th or 6th grade?  Do you like drawing comics?  Do you have a few Friday evenings free?  If your answers are yes, yes and yes then come join the Cartooning Club!

We'll design characters, create stories, and have a ton of cartooning fun!

This is a drop in and draw experience and registration is not required.

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room

Saturday February 10, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Winter Reading Club  
   

Join our Winter Reading Club!

If the weather outside is frightful, then stay inside for some delightful literacy building activities and reading with our Winter Reading Club!

Beginning Wednesday, January 3, 2018 children in grades KINDERGARTEN - 6TH grade can stop by the Children's Desk to register and pick up a BINGO card. Complete every activity on your BINGO card to be entered into our drawing.

Turn in your BINGO card no later than February 13 (one BINGO card per participant) to be entered in a drawing for a special prize basket! Prizes can be viewed at the Main building in our round display case. Prizes must be claimed by February 23, 2018.

 

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Chinese New Year Celebration presented by the Great Neck Chinese Association  
   

Puppet Performance by Chinese Theatre Works, Inc.

Hand puppet show "Hao Bang Ah, Dog!"

The Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival, is the most important social and economic holiday in China. The Great Neck Chinese Association invites everyone to join us on a special celebration to learn the history and traditions of this important Chinese holiday and also enjoy an entertaining hand puppet show “Hao Bang Ah, Dog!” presented by the Chinese Theatre Works, Inc. This show, created to honor the zodiac animal of the year, features traditional Chinese style hand puppets, songs, folk tales, games, audience participation and other surprises designed to delight and entertain kids and adults alike.

Also, enjoy a YoYo performance by Great Neck Middle and High School Students.

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Lunar New Year  
   

 Join us for a celebration of the Lunar New Year!  There will be crafts and refreshments starting at 3p and Lion Dancers will come and perform for us!  It will be a great treat for the whole family!

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

Sunday February 11, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Winter Reading Club  
   

Join our Winter Reading Club!

If the weather outside is frightful, then stay inside for some delightful literacy building activities and reading with our Winter Reading Club!

Beginning Wednesday, January 3, 2018 children in grades KINDERGARTEN - 6TH grade can stop by the Children's Desk to register and pick up a BINGO card. Complete every activity on your BINGO card to be entered into our drawing.

Turn in your BINGO card no later than February 13 (one BINGO card per participant) to be entered in a drawing for a special prize basket! Prizes can be viewed at the Main building in our round display case. Prizes must be claimed by February 23, 2018.

 

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM The Frank Sinatra You Never Knew
Conceived, directed and performed by Mel Glazer
 
   

Enjoy this fun-filled presentation about Frank Sinatra the man - personally, his relationships to family and friends, how he touched so many lives all over the world, and why he is known as one of the three greatest entertainers of the 20th century. Mel Glazer is a Frank Sinatra raconteur. Get a fresh perspective on Mr. Sinatra. Music, trivia, Q&A, and an emotionally moving PowerPoint slide presentation will be gift-wrapped into an audience-interactive setting.

Mel Glazer is an educator and a state sponsored speaker on behalf of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities on Frank Sinatra, as well as co-writer of songs recorded by Etta James, Elvis Presley, and Robert Plant, among others.  Mel is an associate professor of “Salesmanship” at Five Towns College in Dix Hills where he was awarded a “Doctor of Humane Letters.”

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online beginning January 2.

                   

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Monday February 12, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Winter Reading Club  
   

Join our Winter Reading Club!

If the weather outside is frightful, then stay inside for some delightful literacy building activities and reading with our Winter Reading Club!

Beginning Wednesday, January 3, 2018 children in grades KINDERGARTEN - 6TH grade can stop by the Children's Desk to register and pick up a BINGO card. Complete every activity on your BINGO card to be entered into our drawing.

Turn in your BINGO card no later than February 13 (one BINGO card per participant) to be entered in a drawing for a special prize basket! Prizes can be viewed at the Main building in our round display case. Prizes must be claimed by February 23, 2018.

 

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   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 8 classes: January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 26, March 5, 12, 19   

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration  (check, cash or money order) begins Wednesday, January 3.

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

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

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 2s Story Time  
   

Don't miss out on this great program for children 2 year olds!

Parents and children participate in a fun-filled half hour program consisting of songs, rhymes, props, puppets, flannel boards and so much more.

For 2 year olds

Registration begins Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. (Must scroll back to February 5 - the first date of the program, for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: February 5, February 12, February 26, March 5, March 12, and March 19

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   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.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Station Babytime  
   

For babies birth to 9 months old with parent or caregiver.  A half hour of baby fun with music, rhymes, movement and early literacy experiences led by our children's librarian.  

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Jr. Levels, Ukulele!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Start with the basics of this fun and versatile instrument. Learn strumming technique, chords, strumming patterns, and a few songs along the way. More advanced players: learn more complex chord structures, finger picking technique and melodies, and incorporate them into songs. Bring your own or borrow one of ours! JR. LEVELS PROGRAMS ARE FOR CHILDREN IN 5TH AND 6TH GRADE. Performance Showcase on March 8th at 6 p.m.


 

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Homework Helpers!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

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Need help with your homework or a quiet place to get your homework done? Join us for this drop-in program where kids in grades K to 5 can receive homework help from high school students in a group setting. Stop by the multi-purpose room on the lower level on each day of the program to check in. 

The program will run on Mondays and Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in January and February on 1/8, 1/11, 1/18, 1/22, 1/25, 1/29, 2/1, 2/5, 2/8, 2/12, 2/15

 

    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Creative Corner  
   

Join us in an exploration of creativity.  We will be exploring different art forms with paint, glue, glitter and so much more!!

Come dressed to make a mess.

For 2 - 10 year olds with Parent/Caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. (Must scroll back to February 5 - the first date of the program, for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: February 5, February 12, February 26, March 5, March 12, and March 19

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM How to Pursue Self-Promotion and Get into Print
presented by Natalie Harnett
 
   

Interested in becoming a published author? Come to a presentation given by award-winning author Natalie S. Harnett and learn how to get your writing into print and promote it as well.

Natalie S. Harnett has an MFA from Columbia and has been awarded an Edward Albee Fellowship, a Summer Literary Seminars Fellowship, and a Vermont Studio Center Writer’s Grant. Her fiction has been a finalist for the Mary McCarthy Prize, the Mid-List Press First Series Award for the Novel, the Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers, and The Ray Bradbury Short Story Fellowship.  Her publications include the Chicago Quarterly ReviewThe Irish Echo, & The New York Times. Her debut novel, THE HOLLOW GROUND, won the 2015 John Gardner Fiction Book Award, the 2014 Appalachian Book of the Year Award & was longlisted for the 2016 International Dublin Literary Award.

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online beginning January 2.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday February 13, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Winter Reading Club  
   

Join our Winter Reading Club!

If the weather outside is frightful, then stay inside for some delightful literacy building activities and reading with our Winter Reading Club!

Beginning Wednesday, January 3, 2018 children in grades KINDERGARTEN - 6TH grade can stop by the Children's Desk to register and pick up a BINGO card. Complete every activity on your BINGO card to be entered into our drawing.

Turn in your BINGO card no later than February 13 (one BINGO card per participant) to be entered in a drawing for a special prize basket! Prizes can be viewed at the Main building in our round display case. Prizes must be claimed by February 23, 2018.

 

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Stories for Tots  
   

Join us for a fun filled, early literacy experience!

You and your child (18-23 months) will participate in a variety of simple songs, rhymes, music and smiles.  March to your own beat during this series.

For ages 18 - 23 month olds only with Parent/Caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.  (Must scroll back to February 6 - the first date of the program, for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: February 6, February 13, February 27, March 6, March 13 and March 20

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM English Language Conversation Group at Station  
   

The Library invites all new speakers of English to join our English Language Conversation Group. These are small, informal groups of people that get together to have conversations in English. Various conversation topics may be chosen. Refreshments will be served. No registration required. For further information, please call the Reference Dept. at (516) 466-8055, ext. 218.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Bingo!  
   

Enjoy a lively game of Bingo at the Lakeville Branch.  Prizes will be given out to winners. 

Please Call ext 232 or signup online starting two weeks before the program.  

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:40 PM K-2nd Story Crafts  
   

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

For Kindergarten - 2nd graders

Registration begins Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.  (Must scroll back to February 6 - the first date of the program for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: February 6, February 13, February 27, March 6, March 13 and March 20

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Station Toytime  
   

For ages 10-17 months with caregiver.  Join our 45 minute play and circle time early learning experience with toys, books, music and movement.

   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Jr. Levels, Puppetry!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Create and perfom an original puppet show under the supervision of professional puppeteer Barry Weil (NYC’s Evolve Puppets). JR. LEVELS PROGRAMS ARE FOR CHILDREN IN 5TH AND 6TH GRADE. Performance Showcase on March 8th at 6 p.m.

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Valentines Crafts  
   

On the night before Valentines Day, we’ll be making take home gifts for our loved ones at Lakeville!  Join us at 4:30 for a lovely craft time, Signup starts online and over the phone on January 3rd.  

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:10 PM Science Cafe  
   

Calling all 1st and 2nd graders to join our Science Cafe for a great time with old and new friends to exercise design, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills while creating a different activity each week.

For 1st and 2nd grades only

Registration begins Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.  (Must scroll back to February 6 - the first date of the program, for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: February 6, February 13, March 6, March 13 and March 20

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Great Decisions facilitated by Librarian Christy Orquera  
   

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs.  The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching the DVD and meeting in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today.

Each year, eight topics are chosen by a panel of experts. This year we tackle critical issues from nuclear security to trade to the future of Europe.

Registration required.   Annual fee for all 8 sessions and the Briefing Book for the year is $10.00.

Sessions will be held on January 9, February 13, March 13, April 10, May 8, September 11, October 9, and November 13, 2018.

Call 466-8055, ext. 218, 219 or 254 for further information.

February 13 topic:  Russia's Foreign Policy

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Speed Friendshipping  
   

Are you new in the area and looking to meet your neighbors?  Did you move back from school and all your friends live in other places?  Have you lived here for years, but don’t know any of the people on your block now?  This is the perfect place for you!  You will engage in short three minute conversations (we will provide prompts) with all these new to you people!  You may meet your new best friend!

 

To register call 516-466-8055 x273

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   7:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Stories Move Me  
   

This is a relaxed and fun kids program which will incorporate story-telling and yoga movement.  Yoga poses will be used to help bring stories alive.  Participating caregivers will be doing the poses alongside their children.  Wear comfortable clothing.

Registration begins Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 9:30am Online Only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main Library Community Room

Wednesday February 14, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Romp  
   

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

For 0 - 9 month olds (non-crawlers) with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.  (Must scroll back to February 7th - the first date of the program, for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: February 7, February 14, February 28, March 7, March 14 and March 21

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess at Main  
   

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Scrabble at Station  
   

Enjoy a game of Scrabble, now at the Station Branch!

Wednesdays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Please note new day of the week and location.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM English 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. 

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

WEST SIDE STORY

1961, 153 minutes, NR

Director:  Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins

Cast:       Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, Russ Tamblyn


Synopsis:   The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet against a backdrop of rival street gang warfare in 1950s New York as two youths fall in love from opposing groups.
 

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
   2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Creative Crawlers  
   

Crawl, create, and make art with your little one! This art program is for babies only! Children under the age of 2 are invited to explore various techniques, textures, and mediums in an engaging and nurturing environment. And don’t forget to come dressed for a mess!

For 0 - 23 months with Parent/Caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30am Online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.  (Must scroll back to February 7th - the first date of the program, for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: February 7, February 14, February 28, March 7, March 14 and

March 21

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

 

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

Come and learn the basics, perhaps just brush up on what you already know and help us crochet and knit for a cause!   All skill levels are welcome. Supplies will be provided, or bring your own from home.

Please call to register at ext. 232. Classes include the following dates: January 10th, January 24th, February 14th, February 28th, March 14th, March 28th

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Junior Levels, Theater Games!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Learn the basics of acting through fun impov games and exercises in creativity! JR. LEVELS PROGRAMS ARE FOR CHILDREN IN 5TH AND 6TH GRADE. Performance Showcase on March 8th at 6 p.m.

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    Location: Levels Teen Center
   6:30 PM  -  7:10 PM Simply S.T.E.M.  
   

This is a series of programs created to inspire learning through inquiry and play.  Specifically for 5th and 6th graders who are looking for engaging ways to experience S.T.E.M. learning!!

Each session may be different and full of fun and learning.

For 5th & 6th graders only

Registration begins Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.

Session of programs includes the following dates: February 7, February 14, February 28, March 7, March 14 and March 21.

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SAT Prep Course  
   

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

Wednesdays and Thursdays, January 31, February 1, 7, 8, 14, 15
at the Main library from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

In-person registration for juniors and seniors is on Wednesday, January 17, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Main library.  Arriving early is recommended.  Telephone registration for juniors and seniors for remaining openings begins on Thursday, January 18 at 10 a.m. by calling Main at 466-8055, ext. 218.  If space permits, freshman and sophomores will be allowed to register for the course on a first come, first serve basis from a walk-in line on the night of the first class, Wednesday, January, 31, just before the start of class.  A line for walk-in’s will form at 6:00 p.m.

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

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Jr. Levels STEAM On!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@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! JR. LEVELS PROGRAMS ARE FOR FIFTH AND SIXTH GRADERS. CLASSES ARE ON 1/10, 2/14, AND 3/14. REGISTER SEPARATELY FOR EACH DATE YOU'D LIKE TO ATTEND.

 

 

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library

Thursday February 15, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Stories for Tots  
   

Come join us for a fun filled, early literacy experience!  You and your child (18-23 months) will participate in a variety of simple songs, rhymes, music and smiles.  March to your own beat during this series.

For 18 - 23 month olds with Parent/Caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.  (Must scroll back to February 8th - the first date of the program, for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: February 8, February15, March 1, March 8, March 15 and March 22

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    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Music & Movement  
   

Drumming for young ones!

Children will experience the joy of drumming, singing and moving through an upbeat fun musical program.  Drums provided for the children.  We will explore patterns, fine motor skills and techniques to build self-esteem for sharing and enjoying music.

For ages 3 months - 4 years old with Parent/Caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. (Must scroll back to February 8 - the first date of the program for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: February 8, February 15, March 1, March 8, March 15 and March 22

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program 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  
   

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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Mansions of Long Island: Reflections of a Bygone Era
presented by Orin Finkle
 
   

Noted Gold Coast historian Orin Finkle will present this lectures and slide show featuring the mansions, gardens and people of early 1900s Long Island.

Finkle, who has the largest private archive of period Long Island mansion material in the country, has been compiling his collection for over thirty years. It has been a true labor of love. He says, “Evolving into a Gatsby era writer and historian has been a wonderful experience. Finkle’s mission is to “keep the memories of our rich Gold Coast heritage alive for future generations to enjoy, cherish and hopefully, pass on. Finkle has lectured at numerous colleges, libraries and historic societies. He has written over 200 articles on country estates and high society for numerous publications, including The New York Times.

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online beginning January 2.

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

WEST SIDE STORY

1961, 153 minutes, NR

Director:  Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins

Cast:       Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, Russ Tamblyn


 Synopsis:   The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet against a backdrop of rival street gang warfare in 1950s New York as two youths fall in love from opposing groups.
 

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

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

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

Siblings are welcomed!!

For ages 3 - 5 years old with Parent/Caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. (Must scroll back to February 8 - the first date of the program for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: February 8, February 15, March 1, March 8, March 15 and March 22

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Jr. Levels, Make-a-Movie!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Write, film, and edit a movied based on your own imaginative ideas! JR. LEVELS PROGRAMS ARE FOR CHILDREN IN 5TH AND 6TH GRADE. Performance Showcase on March 8th at 6 p.m.

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    Location: Levels Teen Center
   4:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Homework Helpers!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

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Need help with your homework or a quiet place to get your homework done? Join us for this drop-in program where kids in grades K to 5 can receive homework help from high school students in a group setting. Stop by the multi-purpose room on the lower level on each day of the program to check in. 

The program will run on Mondays and Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in January and February on 1/8, 1/11, 1/18, 1/22, 1/25, 1/29, 2/1, 2/5, 2/8, 2/12, 2/15

 

    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   6:30 PM  -  7:10 PM B'Twixt & B'Tween Club  
   

B'Twixt & B'Tween club is a series of programs offered combining traditional literature with hands-on activities in science, math, and the arts. 

Each session is different and full of fun and learning!

For 3rd & 4th graders only

Registration begins Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.  (Must scroll back to February 8th - the first date of the program, for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: February 8, February15, March 1, March 8, March 15 and March 22

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

 

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM English Language Conversation Group  
   

The Library invites all new speakers of English to join our English Language Conversation Group, facilitated by Librarian Jennifer Ransom. These are small, informal groups of people that get together to have conversations in English. Various conversation topics may be chosen. Refreshments will be served.

Please call Lakeville at 516-466-8055, ext. 232 in order to register, beginning January 3.

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   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
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM SAT Prep Course  
   

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

Wednesdays and Thursdays, January 31, February 1, 7, 8, 14, 15
at the Main library from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

In-person registration for juniors and seniors is on Wednesday, January 17, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Main library.  Arriving early is recommended.  Telephone registration for juniors and seniors for remaining openings begins on Thursday, January 18 at 10 a.m. by calling Main at 466-8055, ext. 218.  If space permits, freshman and sophomores will be allowed to register for the course on a first come, first serve basis from a walk-in line on the night of the first class, Wednesday, January, 31, just before the start of class.  A line for walk-in’s will form at 6:00 p.m.

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

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main 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 8 classes: January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, March 8, 15, 22

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration  (check, cash or money order) begins Wednesday, January 3.

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Finance Committee Meeting at Main Library  
    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

Friday February 16, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Project Independence Men's Group  
   

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

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Adult Coloring  
   

Drop in for an hour of relaxing coloring for adults at the Lakeville Branch.  Coloring sheets will also to available to take home for participants looking to extend the relaxation.  

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   4:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Unplugged  
   

Sorry guys, no electricity is allowed at Unplugged.  We’ll be having gaming, activities and snacks that don’t require electricity or Screen Time. Activities will vary from session to session.  

Signup for each individual session starting January 3rd online and over the phone. 

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Cartooning Club  
   

Are you in the 5th or 6th grade?  Do you like drawing comics?  Do you have a few Friday evenings free?  If your answers are yes, yes and yes then come join the Cartooning Club!

We'll design characters, create stories, and have a ton of cartooning fun!

This is a drop in and draw experience and registration is not required.

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room

Saturday February 17, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM AARP Driver's Safety Course  
   

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

 

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

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Wii U Game Day  
   

Hang out with friends and play Wii U games at the library on a lazy Saturday!

We will have multiple consoles and multi-player games available.

No registration needed.

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library

Sunday February 18, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen and Parent Yoga Classes  
   

Wednesday, January 24, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. *
*scheduled as a special class during Regents week
Sunday, February, 18, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, March, 3 11:00 a.m. to noon

Build trust, and positive feelings, foster creativity and improve learning capacity in these fun teen and parent together yoga classes.  Yoga decreases stress, builds positive self-image, develops confidence; yoga improves physical and mental strength in a noncompetitive, supportive environment.  The classes will be taught by Sharon Epstein, a skilled and passionate yoga instructor who has experience with all ages and levels.

Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat and water bottle.

The January class has been scheduled as a special class during Regents exam week.  You are welcome to attend one class or all three classes and there is separate registration for each class.  Teens and parents register individually with their own library cardsParental attendance is encouraged, not required.  For teens in grades 7 – 12.

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday February 20, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Magic of Alexo  
   

The Magic of Alexo offers a rare magical treat.  Featuring expert sleight of hand, escape artistry, unusual stunts, and mind-boggling illusions combined with a quirky, eccentric sense of humor and lots of audience participation.  Throw in his feathered, furred and scaled animal partners in crime and you have a magical experience like no other.

For ages 2 - 12 year olds with a Parent/caregiver

Tickets available Thursday, February 15 at 8:00 pm at the Main, Lakeville, Parkville and Station locations.

Must present a valid Great Neck Library card to request free tickets.  Maximum of 5 tickets per family!

Great Neck Residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency day of the show)

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    Location: Main Library Community Room
   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM English Language Conversation Group at Station  
   

The Library invites all new speakers of English to join our English Language Conversation Group. These are small, informal groups of people that get together to have conversations in English. Various conversation topics may be chosen. Refreshments will be served. No registration required. For further information, please call the Reference Dept. at (516) 466-8055, ext. 218.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Tech Toy Time  
   

In celebration of National Engineering Week, we’re showcasing some of our favorite technologies at the Lakeville Branch.  We’ll have Google Cardboard, Sphero Balls, iPads, 3D Pens and so much more for participants to interact with!

For ages 6-12 with supervision, Participants may only be signed up for 1 session.  Registration begins online January 3rd. 

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   2:30 PM  -  3:15 PM Tech Toy Time  
   

In celebration of National Engineering Week, we’re showcasing some of our favorite technologies at the Lakeville Branch.  We’ll have Google Cardboard, Sphero Balls, iPads, 3D Pens and so much more for participants to interact with!

For ages 6-12 with supervision, Participants may only be signed up for 1 session.  Registration begins online January 3rd. 

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Tech Toy Time  
   

In celebration of National Engineering Week, we’re showcasing some of our favorite technologies at the Lakeville Branch.  We’ll have Google Cardboard, Sphero Balls, iPads, 3D Pens and so much more for participants to interact with!

For ages 6-12 with supervision, Participants may only be signed up for 1 session.  Registration begins online January 3rd. 

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Station Toytime  
   

For ages 10-17 months with caregiver.  Join our 45 minute play and circle time early learning experience with toys, books, music and movement.

   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Tech Toy Time  
   

In celebration of National Engineering Week, we’re showcasing some of our favorite technologies at the Lakeville Branch.  We’ll have Google Cardboard, Sphero Balls, iPads, 3D Pens and so much more for participants to interact with!

For ages 6-12 with supervision, Participants may only be signed up for 1 session.  Registration begins online January 3rd. 

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Jr. Levels, Puppetry!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Create and perfom an original puppet show under the supervision of professional puppeteer Barry Weil (NYC’s Evolve Puppets). JR. LEVELS PROGRAMS ARE FOR CHILDREN IN 5TH AND 6TH GRADE. Performance Showcase on March 8th at 6 p.m.

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   7:15 PM  -  8:00 PM Mindfulness Meditation  
   

Our busy lives pull us in many directions. Taking time to be still, present, and focused has many benefits. Meditation is a practice that strengthens our focus and attention, as well as releases stress to stay healthy.

Open to all skill levels. Please bring a mat or use our chairs.

Carolyn Carpentiere is passionate about mind-body health and it is her belief that it holds the solution to most all health problems. Carolyn received her 200 hour yoga certification at Long Island Yoga School in 2009 and has continued to work in and study many other holistic solutions to health including Mindfulness Meditation and Reiki. She has studied at Kripalu in the Berkshires, Yoga International and the Open Center in NYC. She has passion for learning solutions to help people connect to their innate healing potential. She teaches at gyms, clinical centers, corporations and privately in the NY area.

Classes are January 16, February 20, and March 20

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online beginning January 2.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Wednesday February 21, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess at Main  
   

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Scrabble at Station  
   

Enjoy a game of Scrabble, now at the Station Branch!

Wednesdays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Please note new day of the week and location.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM CraftWorks  
   

Adults can join us for CraftWorks at Lakeville! Bring your knitting, crocheting, quilting and other projects or sign up to participate in our monthly craft projects.  All are welcome.

Please register online or call extension 232 to register for each session.  Registration opens the first of the month each session, space is limited.  

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM English 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. 

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

BEING THERE

1979, 130 minutes, PG

Director:  Hal Ashby

Cast:       Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas, Jack Warden, Richard Basehart


Synopsis:   A secluded gardener whose entire knowledge of the world is from television goes out into the world when his employer dies, and enters the world of politics.
 

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
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Junior Levels, Theater Games!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Learn the basics of acting through fun impov games and exercises in creativity! JR. LEVELS PROGRAMS ARE FOR CHILDREN IN 5TH AND 6TH GRADE. Performance Showcase on March 8th at 6 p.m.

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    Location: Levels Teen Center
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lakeville Literary Club  
   

Copies of the book will be available to registered patrons for pickup at the branch of their choice.

Participants must be registered by the first of the month in order to guarantee recieving that months discussion before the discussion.  

Please register by Phone at ext. 232

February's Selection: Forever by Pete Hamill

Through the eyes of Cormac O'Connor--granted immortality as long as he never leaves the island of Manhattan--we watch New York grow from a tiny settlement on the tip of an untamed wilderness to the thriving metropolis of today. And through Cormac's remarkable adventures in both love and war, we come to know the city's buried secrets--the way it has been shaped by greed, race, and waves of immigration, by the unleashing of enormous human energies, and, above all, by hope.

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library

Thursday February 22, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Zumbini  
   

Zumbini is a music and movement class for children, 0 - 5 years to attend with their caregiver for forty-five minutes to dance, sing and move through the program using their bodies.  The last 15 minutes of the program is a free play experience.

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

For Ages 0 - 5 years old with Parent/Caregiver

Space is limited!

Registration begins Thursday, February 15, 2018, 9:30 am online only, 10:01 am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.

Great Neck Residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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

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

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Racecar Challenge  
   

In celebration of National Engineering Week, we’re challenging participants to create their wildest dream cars out of our assortment of available materials.  Race your creation for the chance to be displayed at the branch!

For ages 6-12, Participants may only be signed up for 1 session.  Registration begins online January 3rd. 

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Thursday Film Encore  
   

BEING THERE

1979, 130 minutes, PG

Director:  Hal Ashby

Cast:       Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas, Jack Warden, Richard Basehart


Synopsis:   A secluded gardener whose entire knowledge of the world is from television goes out into the world when his employer dies, and enters the world of politics.
 

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

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Racecar Challenge  
   

In celebration of National Engineering Week, we’re challenging participants to create their wildest dream cars out of our assortment of available materials.  Race your creation for the chance to be displayed at the branch!

For ages 6-12, Participants may only be signed up for 1 session.  Registration begins online January 3rd. 

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Jr. Levels, Make-a-Movie!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Write, film, and edit a movied based on your own imaginative ideas! JR. LEVELS PROGRAMS ARE FOR CHILDREN IN 5TH AND 6TH GRADE. Performance Showcase on March 8th at 6 p.m.

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    Location: Levels Teen Center
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Racecar Challenge  
   

In celebration of National Engineering Week, we’re challenging participants to create their wildest dream cars out of our assortment of available materials.  Race your creation for the chance to be displayed at the branch!

For ages 6-12, Participants may only be signed up for 1 session.  Registration begins online January 3rd. 

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM English Language Conversation Group  
   

The Library invites all new speakers of English to join our English Language Conversation Group, facilitated by Librarian Jennifer Ransom. These are small, informal groups of people that get together to have conversations in English. Various conversation topics may be chosen. Refreshments will be served.

Please call Lakeville at 516-466-8055, ext. 232 in order to register, beginning January 3.

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   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 8 classes: January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, March 8, 15, 22

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration  (check, cash or money order) begins Wednesday, January 3.

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Friday February 23, 2018
   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 Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Monkey Monkey Music  
   

In this high energy, full band, summer celebration, children are excited to play air guitar, jump high, party under the parachute, shake it loud, pop the bubbles, stroll in the garden, do the Macaroni dance, and enjoy a special visit from a puppet named “Moochachka” the Monkey. Little ones are thrilled to see Meredith LeVande in person after watching her in-between PBS Kids shows. 

For ages 2 - 12 year olds with a Parent/caregiver

Tickets available Thursday, February 15 at 8:00 pm at the Main, Lakeville, Parkville and Station locations.

Must present a valid Great Neck Library card to request free tickets.  Maximum of 5 tickets per family!

Great Neck Residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency day of the show)

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    Location: Main Library Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Adult Coloring  
   

Drop in for an hour of relaxing coloring for adults at the Lakeville Branch.  Coloring sheets will also to available to take home for participants looking to extend the relaxation.  

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Legos @ Lakeville  
   

Families can drop in for Fun Fridays @Lakeville! The 4th Friday of the month will be all about Lego creations.  Build within our themes and challenges for the month or build what’s in your imagination for display at the Lakeville Branch!

Registration begins one week before event online or over the phone. 

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Cartooning Club  
   

Are you in the 5th or 6th grade?  Do you like drawing comics?  Do you have a few Friday evenings free?  If your answers are yes, yes and yes then come join the Cartooning Club!

We'll design characters, create stories, and have a ton of cartooning fun!

This is a drop in and draw experience and registration is not required.

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room

Saturday February 24, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library

Sunday February 25, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Simply Me Performed by Mitchell Robert  
   

Comedy/Song/Reflection

"Simply Me" is a one-man musical show performed by Mitchell Robert.  Enjoy an afternoon filled with family entertainment in this high energy, sentimental performance including comedy and a variety of songs.  Pianist John Bowen will accompany Mitchell on the piano.

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online beginning January 2.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Monday February 26, 2018
   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 8 classes: January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 26, March 5, 12, 19   

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration  (check, cash or money order) begins Wednesday, January 3.

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

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

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 2s Story Time  
   

Don't miss out on this great program for children 2 year olds!

Parents and children participate in a fun-filled half hour program consisting of songs, rhymes, props, puppets, flannel boards and so much more.

For 2 year olds

Registration begins Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. (Must scroll back to February 5 - the first date of the program, for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: February 5, February 12, February 26, March 5, March 12, and March 19

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   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.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Station Babytime  
   

For babies birth to 9 months old with parent or caregiver.  A half hour of baby fun with music, rhymes, movement and early literacy experiences led by our children's librarian.  

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Jr. Levels, Ukulele!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Start with the basics of this fun and versatile instrument. Learn strumming technique, chords, strumming patterns, and a few songs along the way. More advanced players: learn more complex chord structures, finger picking technique and melodies, and incorporate them into songs. Bring your own or borrow one of ours! JR. LEVELS PROGRAMS ARE FOR CHILDREN IN 5TH AND 6TH GRADE. Performance Showcase on March 8th at 6 p.m.


 

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Creative Corner  
   

Join us in an exploration of creativity.  We will be exploring different art forms with paint, glue, glitter and so much more!!

Come dressed to make a mess.

For 2 - 10 year olds with Parent/Caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. (Must scroll back to February 5 - the first date of the program, for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: February 5, February 12, February 26, March 5, March 12, and March 19

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Hot Topics in Weather and Climate presented by Jase Bernhardt  
   

Take a break from the cold weather outside to learn more about the current state of our climate. We will recap the winter, look ahead to the spring, and discuss other key topics including hurricanes and climate change. At the end of the discussion, participants will have the opportunity to view a virtual reality simulation of a hurricane landfall, created as part of ongoing research at Hofstra University.

Jase E. Bernhardt, Phd is an assistant professor in Hofstra's Dept. of Geology, Environment and Sustainability.  He is developing research and coursework in climatology and meteorology.  Jase maintains ProjectWX at Hofstra, comprising of three weather stations on Hofstra's campus.

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online beginning January 2.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday February 27, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Stories for Tots  
   

Join us for a fun filled, early literacy experience!

You and your child (18-23 months) will participate in a variety of simple songs, rhymes, music and smiles.  March to your own beat during this series.

For ages 18 - 23 month olds only with Parent/Caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.  (Must scroll back to February 6 - the first date of the program, for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: February 6, February 13, February 27, March 6, March 13 and March 20

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM English Language Conversation Group at Station  
   

The Library invites all new speakers of English to join our English Language Conversation Group. These are small, informal groups of people that get together to have conversations in English. Various conversation topics may be chosen. Refreshments will be served. No registration required. For further information, please call the Reference Dept. at (516) 466-8055, ext. 218.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:40 PM K-2nd Story Crafts  
   

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

For Kindergarten - 2nd graders

Registration begins Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.  (Must scroll back to February 6 - the first date of the program for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: February 6, February 13, February 27, March 6, March 13 and March 20

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Station Toytime  
   

For ages 10-17 months with caregiver.  Join our 45 minute play and circle time early learning experience with toys, books, music and movement.

   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Jr. Levels, Puppetry!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Create and perfom an original puppet show under the supervision of professional puppeteer Barry Weil (NYC’s Evolve Puppets). JR. LEVELS PROGRAMS ARE FOR CHILDREN IN 5TH AND 6TH GRADE. Performance Showcase on March 8th at 6 p.m.

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Classic SciFi Book Club -- 1984  
   

New book club reading classic science fiction books and discussing them the last Tuesday of the month!  Register by calling 516-466-8055 x273.  We will reserve a book for you when you register, or you can bring your own (please allow 1-2 weeks for the book to arrive).

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Seeking Our Senses  
   

Sniff out the science of your 5 senses!  Hear your heartbeat using a real stethoscope, test your vision with optical illusions, and learn to read using your sence of touch!  Continue testing your senses at home with the Mad Science Taste Test Kit.

Registration begins Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 9:30am Online Only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Board of Trustees Regular Meeting at Main Library  
    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Wednesday February 28, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Romp  
   

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

For 0 - 9 month olds (non-crawlers) with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.  (Must scroll back to February 7th - the first date of the program, for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: February 7, February 14, February 28, March 7, March 14 and March 21

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess at Main  
   

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Scrabble at Station  
   

Enjoy a game of Scrabble, now at the Station Branch!

Wednesdays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Please note new day of the week and location.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM English 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. 

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

THE GLASS CASTLE

2017, 127 minutes, PG-13

Director:  Destin Daniel Cretton

Cast:       Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts, Sarah Snook, Max Greenfield


Synopsis:   Chronicling the adventures of an eccentric, resilient and tight-knit family. A remarkable story of unconditional love. A young woman who, influenced by the joyfully wild nature of her deeply dysfunctional father, found the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms.
 

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
   2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Creative Crawlers  
   

Crawl, create, and make art with your little one! This art program is for babies only! Children under the age of 2 are invited to explore various techniques, textures, and mediums in an engaging and nurturing environment. And don’t forget to come dressed for a mess!

For 0 - 23 months with Parent/Caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30am Online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.  (Must scroll back to February 7th - the first date of the program, for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: February 7, February 14, February 28, March 7, March 14 and

March 21

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

 

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

Come and learn the basics, perhaps just brush up on what you already know and help us crochet and knit for a cause!   All skill levels are welcome. Supplies will be provided, or bring your own from home.

Please call to register at ext. 232. Classes include the following dates: January 10th, January 24th, February 14th, February 28th, March 14th, March 28th

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Junior Levels, Theater Games!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Learn the basics of acting through fun impov games and exercises in creativity! JR. LEVELS PROGRAMS ARE FOR CHILDREN IN 5TH AND 6TH GRADE. Performance Showcase on March 8th at 6 p.m.

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    Location: Levels Teen Center
   6:30 PM  -  7:10 PM Simply S.T.E.M.  
   

This is a series of programs created to inspire learning through inquiry and play.  Specifically for 5th and 6th graders who are looking for engaging ways to experience S.T.E.M. learning!!

Each session may be different and full of fun and learning.

For 5th & 6th graders only

Registration begins Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.

Session of programs includes the following dates: February 7, February 14, February 28, March 7, March 14 and March 21.

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   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 begins online or over the phone one week before event.  

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library

Thursday March 1, 2018 -  Tuesday April 17, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM In the Gallery
Manhasset Art Association
On the Easel and Through the Lens
 
   

This exhibit represents the varied talents of and media used by the Manhasset Art Association. The exhibition will be judged by artist and art professor, Thomas Gemano.

    Location: Main Library Lower Lobby Art Gallery

Thursday March 1, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Stories for Tots  
   

Come join us for a fun filled, early literacy experience!  You and your child (18-23 months) will participate in a variety of simple songs, rhymes, music and smiles.  March to your own beat during this series.

For 18 - 23 month olds with Parent/Caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.  (Must scroll back to February 8th - the first date of the program, for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: February 8, February15, March 1, March 8, March 15 and March 22

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    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Music & Movement  
   

Drumming for young ones!

Children will experience the joy of drumming, singing and moving through an upbeat fun musical program.  Drums provided for the children.  We will explore patterns, fine motor skills and techniques to build self-esteem for sharing and enjoying music.

For ages 3 months - 4 years old with Parent/Caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. (Must scroll back to February 8 - the first date of the program for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: February 8, February 15, March 1, March 8, March 15 and March 22

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program 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  
   

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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Thursday Film Encore  
   

THE GLASS CASTLE

2017, 127 minutes, PG-13

Director:  Destin Daniel Cretton

Cast:       Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts, Sarah Snook, Max Greenfield


 Synopsis:   Chronicling the adventures of an eccentric, resilient and tight-knit family. A remarkable story of unconditional love. A young woman who, influenced by the joyfully wild nature of her deeply dysfunctional father, found the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms.

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

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

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

Siblings are welcomed!!

For ages 3 - 5 years old with Parent/Caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. (Must scroll back to February 8 - the first date of the program for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: February 8, February 15, March 1, March 8, March 15 and March 22

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Jr. Levels, Make-a-Movie!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Write, film, and edit a movied based on your own imaginative ideas! JR. LEVELS PROGRAMS ARE FOR CHILDREN IN 5TH AND 6TH GRADE. Performance Showcase on March 8th at 6 p.m.

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    Location: Levels Teen Center
   6:30 PM  -  7:10 PM B'Twixt & B'Tween Club  
   

B'Twixt & B'Tween club is a series of programs offered combining traditional literature with hands-on activities in science, math, and the arts. 

Each session is different and full of fun and learning!

For 3rd & 4th graders only

Registration begins Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.  (Must scroll back to February 8th - the first date of the program, for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: February 8, February15, March 1, March 8, March 15 and March 22

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

 

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM English Language Conversation Group  
   

The Library invites all new speakers of English to join our English Language Conversation Group, facilitated by Librarian Jennifer Ransom. These are small, informal groups of people that get together to have conversations in English. Various conversation topics may be chosen. Refreshments will be served.

Please call Lakeville at 516-466-8055, ext. 232 in order to register, beginning January 3.

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   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

Friday March 2, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Project Independence Men's Group  
   

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

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

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

First fifteen minutes will be circle time!!

For ages 10 - 17 month olds only with Parent/Caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. (Must scroll back to February 9 - the first date of the program for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: February 9, March 2, March 9, March 16 and March 23

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Adult Coloring  
   

Drop in for an hour of relaxing coloring for adults at the Lakeville Branch.  Coloring sheets will also to available to take home for participants looking to extend the relaxation.  

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Socrates Salon with Conversation Host Ron Gross  
   

WISDOM

Who exemplifies a wise person, to you?   What qualities make someone wise?  How do we grow in wisdom?  Are all of us wiser than any of us, sometimes?  How wise do you feel  you are?  In what areas?

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: Main Library Community Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Dr Seuss Day!  
   

Oh the things you can think, oh the thing you’ll create in celebration of Dr Seuss’s Birthday on Friday, March 2nd at Lakeville Branch. This Fun Friday activity day starts at 4:30 for ages 2-10 with supervision. 

Registration starts online on January 3rd. 

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Cartooning Club  
   

Are you in the 5th or 6th grade?  Do you like drawing comics?  Do you have a few Friday evenings free?  If your answers are yes, yes and yes then come join the Cartooning Club!

We'll design characters, create stories, and have a ton of cartooning fun!

This is a drop in and draw experience and registration is not required.

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Cartooning Club  
   

Are you in the 5th or 6th grade?  Do you like drawing comics?  Do you have a few Friday evenings free?  If your answers are yes, yes and yes then come join the Cartooning Club!

We'll design characters, create stories, and have a ton of cartooning fun!

This is a drop in and draw experience and registration is not required.

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room

Saturday March 3, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Teen and Parent Yoga Classes  
   

Wednesday, January 24, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. *
*scheduled as a special class during Regents week
Sunday, February, 18, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, March, 3 11:00 a.m. to noon

Build trust, and positive feelings, foster creativity and improve learning capacity in these fun teen and parent together yoga classes.  Yoga decreases stress, builds positive self-image, develops confidence; yoga improves physical and mental strength in a noncompetitive, supportive environment.  The classes will be taught by Sharon Epstein, a skilled and passionate yoga instructor who has experience with all ages and levels.

Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat and water bottle.

The January class has been scheduled as a special class during Regents exam week.  You are welcome to attend one class or all three classes and there is separate registration for each class.  Teens and parents register individually with their own library cardsParental attendance is encouraged, not required.  For teens in grades 7 – 12.

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Performance Poets Association Readings at Station  
   
Poets Performance Association will be at the Station Branch from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays January 6, February 3, and March 3.
 
Join us for our monthly Open Mic forum hosted by George Pafitis in collaboration with the Performance Poets Association. .Open to all.  Participate in reading your own work and/or listen and support others.

Performance Poets Association is a non-profit organization that provides a forum for local artists and brings original poetry and related arts to the public.

                              

A featured poet will read for 20 minutes at each session, followed by an open-mic. 

The event is coordinated and facilitated by George Pafitis.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library

Sunday March 4, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Sympatico
Popular Jazz, Pop & Blues
 
   

Sympatico is a group of four like-minded musicians whose members have been playing music in the tri-state area for four decades. Their repertoire is a mixture of popular jazz and blues both nostalgic and current, from Nina Simone to Etta James, and Sergio Mendes to Diana Krall.  Versatility best describes their varied musical experiences from society and club dates, to dance clubs and shows in rock arenas.  Sympatico is Ruth Ansell piano, Robert Sole bass, Brad Singer drums and vocalist Toni Washington-Bolt.

        

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online beginning January 2. 

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Monday March 5, 2018
   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 8 classes: January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 26, March 5, 12, 19   

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration  (check, cash or money order) begins Wednesday, January 3.

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

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

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 2s Story Time  
   

Don't miss out on this great program for children 2 year olds!

Parents and children participate in a fun-filled half hour program consisting of songs, rhymes, props, puppets, flannel boards and so much more.

For 2 year olds

Registration begins Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. (Must scroll back to February 5 - the first date of the program, for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: February 5, February 12, February 26, March 5, March 12, and March 19

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Constitution in America Today presented by James Coll  
   

The Constitution in America Today
"Does it still matter?" a recent Time Magazine cover story asked about the U.S. Constitution. This program will analyze the important question and the status of the supreme law of the land in the life of our nation. Active participation is encouraged.

Jim Coll is an Adjunct Professor of American and Constitutional History at Hofstra University and Nassau Community College, an NYPD detective and the founder of ChangeNYS, a nonprofit organization formed to educate New Yorkers about the need for nonpartisan civic understanding and political reform in the state.

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online beginning January 2.

    Location: Main 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.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Station Babytime  
   

For babies birth to 9 months old with parent or caregiver.  A half hour of baby fun with music, rhymes, movement and early literacy experiences led by our children's librarian.  

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Jr. Levels, Ukulele!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Start with the basics of this fun and versatile instrument. Learn strumming technique, chords, strumming patterns, and a few songs along the way. More advanced players: learn more complex chord structures, finger picking technique and melodies, and incorporate them into songs. Bring your own or borrow one of ours! JR. LEVELS PROGRAMS ARE FOR CHILDREN IN 5TH AND 6TH GRADE. Performance Showcase on March 8th at 6 p.m.


 

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Creative Corner  
   

Join us in an exploration of creativity.  We will be exploring different art forms with paint, glue, glitter and so much more!!

Come dressed to make a mess.

For 2 - 10 year olds with Parent/Caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. (Must scroll back to February 5 - the first date of the program, for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: February 5, February 12, February 26, March 5, March 12, and March 19

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room

Tuesday March 6, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Stories for Tots  
   

Join us for a fun filled, early literacy experience!

You and your child (18-23 months) will participate in a variety of simple songs, rhymes, music and smiles.  March to your own beat during this series.

For ages 18 - 23 month olds only with Parent/Caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.  (Must scroll back to February 6 - the first date of the program, for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: February 6, February 13, February 27, March 6, March 13 and March 20

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   12:30 PM  -  3:00 PM English Language Conversation Group at Station  
   

The Library invites all new speakers of English to join our English Language Conversation Group. These are small, informal groups of people that get together to have conversations in English. Various conversation topics may be chosen. Refreshments will be served. No registration required. For further information, please call the Reference Dept. at (516) 466-8055, ext. 218.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Device Assistance  
   

Drop in at the Lakeville Branch for tips and tricks on your new devices. EReader, tablet, and cell phone assistance will be available in a small group setting.  Registrants will be grouped by devices in order to facilitate needs efficiently. 

Call Extension 232 to register for a 30 minute time slot starting one week before event. 

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:40 PM K-2nd Story Crafts  
   

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

For Kindergarten - 2nd graders

Registration begins Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.  (Must scroll back to February 6 - the first date of the program for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: February 6, February 13, February 27, March 6, March 13 and March 20

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Station Toytime  
   

For ages 10-17 months with caregiver.  Join our 45 minute play and circle time early learning experience with toys, books, music and movement.

   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Jr. Levels, Puppetry!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Create and perfom an original puppet show under the supervision of professional puppeteer Barry Weil (NYC’s Evolve Puppets). JR. LEVELS PROGRAMS ARE FOR CHILDREN IN 5TH AND 6TH GRADE. Performance Showcase on March 8th at 6 p.m.

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   6:30 PM  -  7:10 PM Science Cafe  
   

Calling all 1st and 2nd graders to join our Science Cafe for a great time with old and new friends to exercise design, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills while creating a different activity each week.

For 1st and 2nd grades only

Registration begins Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.  (Must scroll back to February 6 - the first date of the program, for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: February 6, February 13, March 6, March 13 and March 20

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Lego Night  
   

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

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

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

A shepherd boy named Santiago travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist. But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasure found within. 

Please contact Reference early enough to obtain your copy of the book. Books may take 10 to 14 days to reach us from outside the Library.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Budget Workshop Meeting at Main Library  
    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Wednesday March 7, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Romp  
   

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

For 0 - 9 month olds (non-crawlers) with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.  (Must scroll back to February 7th - the first date of the program, for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: February 7, February 14, February 28, March 7, March 14 and March 21

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess at Main  
   

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Scrabble at Station  
   

Enjoy a game of Scrabble, now at the Station Branch!

Wednesdays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Please note new day of the week and location.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM English 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. 

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

MAUDIE

2017, 116 Minutes, PG-13

Director:  Aisling Walsh

Cast:         Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, Kari Matchett


Synopsis:   An arthritic Nova Scotia woman works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist and eventually becomes a beloved figure in the community.
 

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
   2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Creative Crawlers  
   

Crawl, create, and make art with your little one! This art program is for babies only! Children under the age of 2 are invited to explore various techniques, textures, and mediums in an engaging and nurturing environment. And don’t forget to come dressed for a mess!

For 0 - 23 months with Parent/Caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30am Online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.  (Must scroll back to February 7th - the first date of the program, for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: February 7, February 14, February 28, March 7, March 14 and

March 21

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

 

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Junior Levels, Theater Games!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Learn the basics of acting through fun impov games and exercises in creativity! JR. LEVELS PROGRAMS ARE FOR CHILDREN IN 5TH AND 6TH GRADE. Performance Showcase on March 8th at 6 p.m.

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    Location: Levels Teen Center
   6:30 PM  -  7:10 PM Simply S.T.E.M.  
   

This is a series of programs created to inspire learning through inquiry and play.  Specifically for 5th and 6th graders who are looking for engaging ways to experience S.T.E.M. learning!!

Each session may be different and full of fun and learning.

For 5th & 6th graders only

Registration begins Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.

Session of programs includes the following dates: February 7, February 14, February 28, March 7, March 14 and March 21.

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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

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

Teens and parents register separately with their own library cards.  Parental attendance is encouraged, not required.

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   6:45 PM  -  7:30 PM Family Game night  
   

Join us on the First Wednesday 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!  

Registration Begins one week before the event by online or by phone by calling extension 232.  

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Board of Trustees Personnel Committee Meeting at Main Library  
   

CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

Thursday March 8, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Stories for Tots  
   

Come join us for a fun filled, early literacy experience!  You and your child (18-23 months) will participate in a variety of simple songs, rhymes, music and smiles.  March to your own beat during this series.

For 18 - 23 month olds with Parent/Caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.  (Must scroll back to February 8th - the first date of the program, for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: February 8, February15, March 1, March 8, March 15 and March 22

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    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Music & Movement  
   

Drumming for young ones!

Children will experience the joy of drumming, singing and moving through an upbeat fun musical program.  Drums provided for the children.  We will explore patterns, fine motor skills and techniques to build self-esteem for sharing and enjoying music.

For ages 3 months - 4 years old with Parent/Caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. (Must scroll back to February 8 - the first date of the program for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: February 8, February 15, March 1, March 8, March 15 and March 22

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Independence Social Discussion Group  
   

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

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Aging and the Biology of Belief: Living Healthier and Longer
Series with Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh
 
   

Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh will be discussing scientist Bruce Lipton's research on mind-body-spirit connection and how your beliefs can affect your biology and health.

Join the January 11 and February 8 discussions.

Registration strongly suggested.  Call 466-8055, ext. 218/219 or register online beginning December 22.

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM 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!

This program is available to Great Neck district residents of all ages with Parent/Caregiver

No registration required - (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Thursday Film Encore  
   

MAUDIE

2017, 116 Minutes, PG-13

Director:  Aisling Walsh

Cast:       Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, Kari Matchett


Synopsis:   An arthritic Nova Scotia woman works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist and eventually becomes a beloved figure in the community.

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

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

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

Siblings are welcomed!!

For ages 3 - 5 years old with Parent/Caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. (Must scroll back to February 8 - the first date of the program for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: February 8, February 15, March 1, March 8, March 15 and March 22

This program is available to Great Neck district residents ONLY (be prepared to show proof of residency)

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Jr. Levels, Make-a-Movie!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Write, film, and edit a movied based on your own imaginative ideas! JR. LEVELS PROGRAMS ARE FOR CHILDREN IN 5TH AND 6TH GRADE. Performance Showcase on March 8th at 6 p.m.

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    Location: Levels Teen Center
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Jr. Levels Winter Showcase!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Join us to watch the Jr. Levels kids show us what they've worked on this winter. There will be a musical performance by our ukulele group, a puppet show, drama, a film, and more!