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Saturday February 25, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM CANCELLED Gin Rummy Club  
    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

Monday February 27, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM CANCELLED Gin Rummy Club  
    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

Wednesday March 1, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

INDIGNATION

2016, 111, R

Director:     James Schamus

Cast:          Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon

Synopsis:  Passion ignites culture clash in this provocative coming-of-age story, based on the best-selling novel by Philip Roth. Marcus, a student from New Jersey arrives at a small conservative college in Ohio. He becomes infatuated with his class mate Olivia. The mutual attraction sparks a torried encounter with consequences no one ever could have imagined. He puts his family's best-laid plans and his own beliefs to the ultimate test.

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

Thursday March 2, 2017
   6:45 PM  -  8:45 PM Film Screening by Reach Out America at Main Library  
    Location: Main Library Community Room

Friday March 3, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Socrates Salon with Conversation Host Ron Gross  
   

CITIZEN YOU

What was one of your proudest moments as a Citizen?   Who has been an outstanding Citizen during your lifetime?  What does being a Citizen mean right now, to you?  How is Citizenship similar to, or different from: patriotism, political participation, lawfulness, and civic discourse?  How should we connect with our fellow Citizens?  What strengthens and what undermines Citizenship?

Optional Suggested Reading: Citizenship: A Very Short Introduction, by Richard Bellamy; Citizen: An American Lyric, by Claudia Rankine; Deeper dive: Socratic Citizenship by Dana Villa.

The Salon sessions are informed by Gross’ work at Columbia University as co-chair of the University Seminar on Innovation, and inspired by his book about the patron saint of conversation, Socrates’ Way, which has been published in 26 countries. Enjoy light refreshments and thoughtful conversation. Topics will be announced one month before the Salon.

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

Sunday March 5, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM New Beginnings Singles 50 Plus  
   

Join the conversation or just come and listen when Marla Matthews, social worker and television talk show host of The Relationship Journey, facilitates this growing discussion, social and support group meetup. 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

Monday March 6, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM CANCELLED Gin Rummy Club  
    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

Wednesday March 8, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Nassau County Bar Assoc Speakers Bureau
Co-ops and Condominiums
 
   


Marc H. Schneider, Esq., Managing Partner of Schneider Buchel will discuss the pros and cons of buying a co-op or a condo, and the differences of each.

Mr. Schneider primarily focuses his practices in the areas of Cooperative, Condominium and Homeowners’ Association Law; Real Estate and Commercial litigation. He has been involved in representing Community Associations for over two decades and is well known for his effective representation of Community Associations in all of their issues. He has also authored Offering Plans. He is the legal advisor to the Great Neck Co-op and Condominium Council; a member of the Council of New York Cooperatives and Condominiums; a member of the New York State Bar Association Committee on Condominiums and Cooperatives; and a member of the Nassau County Bar Association. Mr. Schneider is also an author for and frequently quoted by “The Cooperator” and the “Habitat Magazine” (publications devoted to Cooperatives, Condominium and Homeowners’ Association issues) as well as the real estate publication “Mann Report”.

Please register beginning February 17 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online.

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

GENIUS

2016, 104 minutes, PG-13

Director:     Michael Grandage

Cast:          Nicole Kidman, Jude Law, Colin Firth, Guy Pearce, Laura Linney, Dominic West

Synopsis:  A stirring drama about the complex friendship and transformative professional relationship between book editor Maxwell Perkins (who discovered F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway) and Thomas Wolfe.

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

Saturday March 11, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM CANCELLED Gin Rummy Club  
    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

Sunday March 12, 2017
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Sakura Chorus 34th Annual Concert
Great Neck Japanese Women's Chorus
 
   

The Great Neck Japanese Women's Chorus Sakura cordially welcomes you to their 34th Annual Concert.  The 20 members of the Chorus live in various communities on Long Island. They rehearse weekly at the Great Neck Library.  Recently they practiced at Zion Episcopal Church while the Library was renovated.  They all enjoy singing in the Chorus, sharing their love of music and making new friendships through music.  As volunteers,they have shared their music by performing for a variety of communities. They are delighted to share their musical culture with the people of the United States in diverse locations.  

Shigeno Okamoto, Chairperson, Sakura Chorus

Conductor: Sahoko Sato Timpone

Pianist: Rikako Asanuma

PROGRAM: 

  • Sakura Sakura  
  • Japanese Favorites
  • Classical Favorites
  • Bob Chilcott - A Little Jazz Mass
  • And more

                                                         

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Monday March 13, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM CANCELLED Gin Rummy Club  
    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

Wednesday March 15, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

CAFE SOCIETY

2016, 96 minutes, PG-13

Director:     Woody Allen

Cast:          Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell, Blake Lively

Synopsis:  Set in the 1930s, a young Bronx native moves to Hollywood where he falls in love with the secretary of his powerful uncle, an agent to the stars. After returning to New York he is swept up in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life.

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Saturday March 18, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM CANCELLED Gin Rummy Club  
    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

Sunday March 19, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Archaeology: Genealogy Research At The New York City Municipal Archives  
   

The NYC Municipal Archives contain a treasure trove of late 1800s and early 1900s family genealogy records, including original Naturalization Petitions, and Ellis Island arrival documents. Michael Chaplan will demonstrate his successful research on his paternal grandfather, who arrived in NYC from Russia in 1909, as a model for family history researchers to achieve excellent and fascinating results.

Michael Chaplan is a career Public Health professional with an M.A. in Anthropology from Long Island University and a Master of Public Health degree from Columbia University. He is also a member of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Long Island (JGSLI), and the author of the popular New York City treasure hunting book, The Urban Treasure Hunter, along with numerous  magazine articles on treasure hunting in New York City and the Caribbean islands.  His special interest in genealogical research is European immigrant families who participated in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s migration to New York City.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Monday March 20, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM CANCELLED Gin Rummy Club  
    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

Wednesday March 22, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS

2016, 132 minutes, PG-13

Director:     Derek Cianfrance

Cast:          Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz

Synopsis:  A lighthouse keeper, living off the coast of Australia with his wife, all of the sudden they spot a baby from an adrift rowboat. The rescue and raise the child as their own.

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

Saturday March 25, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM CANCELLED Gin Rummy Club  
    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

Sunday March 26, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Sam Dillon Quartet Performs Jazz Standards  
   

Great Neck's own Sam Dillon with his Quartet will perform a concert of Jazz Standards.

Enjoy this first musical performance in the newly renovated Main Library Community Room.

The Sam Dillon Quartet will perform classic jazz favorites.

Sam Dillon is a saxophonist, woodwind player, bandleader, composer and teacher.  He played with legendary trombonist Al Grey at the age of 14.  Sam’s noteworthy performances include The Joe Chambers “Moving Pictures” Jazz Orchestra @ Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola and The Artie Shaw Jazz Orchestra.  Additionally, Sam appears as a sideman on 9 commercially sold recordings and has made several appearances for two HBO T.V. series. In 2013, Sam was selected as one of 13 semi-finalists in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition where he performed at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C.  In 2015, Sam was selected as the saxophonist for The Juilliard Jazz Artist Diploma Program.  Sam has over 10 years of teaching experience as both a private teacher and as an adjunct faculty member with several schools.  Areas of study include saxophone, clarinet, flute, harmony and jazz improvisation.  Sam has also instructed several music workshops for schools and summer programs as a special guest clinician.

There will be one 15-minute intermission.

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Monday March 27, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Sammy
The Life and Career of Sammy Davis Jr.
presented by Jack Schnur
 
   

This multimedia production covers the life of legendary, iconic entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr. The show will feature Sammy performing favorites including What Kind of Fool Am I?, Mr. Bojangles, and It Ain’t Necessarily So from Porgy and Bess. Jack will show poignant interviews with Sammy and those who were close to him, and many clips from his films and TV appearances.

Jack Schnur was a videotape editor for CBS for 30 years. He creates his own multimedia programs on many legendary entertainers.                                                                                            

    

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM CANCELLED Gin Rummy Club  
    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

Wednesday March 29, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

SULLY

2016, 95 minutes, PG-13

Director:     Clint Eastwood

Cast:          Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Wednesday April 5, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

ALLIED

2016, 124 minutes, R

Director:     Robert Zemeckis

Cast:          Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Thursday April 6, 2017
   6:45 PM  -  8:45 PM Film Screening by Reach Out America at Main Library  
    Location: Main Library Community Room

Wednesday April 12, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

HIDDEN FIGURES

2016, 127 minutes, PG

Director:     Theodore Melfi

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Wednesday April 19, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

2016, 112 minutes, R

Director:     Tate Taylor

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Wednesday April 26, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS

2016, 110 minutes, PG-13

Director:     Stephen Frears

Cast:          Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Wednesday May 3, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Saint Francis Hospital Free Blood Pressure Screening at Main  
   

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

No registration required.

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

2016, 137 minutes, R

Director:     Kenneth Lonergan

Cast:          Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler

Synopsis:   A man is forced to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Wednesday May 10, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

MOTHER

1996, 103 minutes, PG-13

Director:     Albert Brooks

Cast:          Albert Brooks, Debbie Reynolds, Rob Morrow

Synopsis:   A twice-divorced author decides the only way to fix his relationship problems is to move back to his childhood home and solve the problems he had with the first woman in his life: Mom.

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Wednesday May 17, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

MOONLIGHT

2016, 111 minutes, R

Director:     Barry Jenkins

Cast:          Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson

Synopsis:   A young black man struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.

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

Wednesday May 24, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

THE ACCOUNTANT

2016, 128 minutes, R

Director:     Gavin O'Connor

Cast:          Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jeffrey Tambor, John Lithgow

Synopsis:   Christian Wolff is a math savant who works as a freelance accountant for some of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department's Crime Enforcement Division starting to close in, he takes on a legitimate client, a robotics company where an accounting clerk has discovered a discrepency involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, the body count starts to rise.

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

Wednesday May 31, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

AMERICAN PASTORAL

2016, 108 minutes, R

Director:     Ewan McGregor

Cast:          Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Connelly, Dakota Fanning, Rupert Evans, David Strathairn

Synopsis:   Ewan McGregor makes his directorial debut with this adaptation of Philip Roth's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name. McGregor plays Seymour "Swede" Levov, a former high-school star athlete who seems destined for a charmed life after he inherits his father's business and weds an ex-beauty queen. Years later, with the Vietnam War raging, Levov's perfect world begins to fall apart when his activist daughter commits a heinous act of political terrorism.

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

Wednesday June 7, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

JACKIE

2016, 100 minutes, R

Director:     Pablo Larrain

Cast:          Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, John Hurt

Synopsis:   A searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. The film places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband's assassination. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain her husband's legacy and the world of 'Camelot' that they created and loved so well.

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

Wednesday June 14, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

FENCES

2016, 138 minutes, PG-13

Director:     Denzel Washington

Cast:          Denzel Washington, Viola Davis

Synopsis:   A black garbage collector named Troy Maxson in 1950s Pittsburgh is bitter that baseball's color barrier was only broken after his own heyday in the Negro Leagues. Maxson is prone to taking out his frustrations on his loved ones.

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

Wednesday June 21, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

DOCTOR STRANGE

2016, 115 minutes, PG-13

Director:     Scott Derrickson

Cast:          Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton, Mads Mikkelsen, Michael Stuhlbarg 

Synopsis:   A former neurosurgeon embarks on a journey of healing only to be drawn into the world of the mystic arts.

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

Wednesday June 28, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

QUEEN OF KATWE

2016, 124 minutes, PG

Director:     Mira Nair

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

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