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Wednesday September 13, 2017 -  Thursday October 26, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM In The Gallery
Hokusai and the Heyoke
by Nancy Kirk
 
   

Using animals, symbols, and references of Native American origin,
the images are combinations of different blocks that come together in monotype prints.
The results are pictographs commenting on the human condition as it relates to our
interactions with each other and the planet Earth.

Nancy Kirk has a passion for abstract and traditional Japanese art. Her studies reach from The California College of Arts and Crafts to the opera in Florence, Italy to the Parsons School of Design. She has worked as a scenic painter for opera and ballet, illustrator, painter, and muralist. She worked to assist in the restoration of historic Broadway theatre murals and was asked to add original work to the Golden Theater in New York City. Her residential mural work shows the influence of the Hudson River School of painters and graces many beautiful homes on the North Shore of Long Island.

 

    Location: Main Library Lower Lobby Art Gallery

Sunday September 24, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM VoiceScapes Audio Theater Performance
An Afternoon of Live Comedy and Drama
 
   

Featuring Famed Audio Book Narrator Barbara Rosenblat

New York based professional audio actors and sound engineers whose backgrounds encompass theater, television, radio and film. These live performances consist of original and contemporary audio plays written for voices by a member of the company. The plays run the gamut from hysterically funny to serious and thought-provoking.

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Monday September 25, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Lecture: Jewish Music into the Mainstream
presented by Robert Cohen
 
   

Jewish Themes in American Popular, Classical, & Folk Music

Throughout the past century, American-Jewish composers, and some non-Jewish musicians as well, have infused mainstream musical forms and styles — from popular song and musical theater to folk music and bluegrass; from classical music and jazz to reggae and world music — with Jewish passions and yearning as well as Jewish musical themes and motifs: with the sounds of Jewish chant and the texts of Jewish prayer.  Mr. Cohen will play examples.

Robert Cohen’s programs grew from teaching New York City music at the New School in New York; from many years of showcasing Jewish (and some American folk and popular) music on the radio -- on several original series in New York and on NPR's "One People, Many Voices: American-Jewish Music Comes of Age" (now in the permanent collection of the Paley Center for Media in New York); and from studying Graduate Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary. New York Council for the Humanities speaker.

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday September 26, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM English Language Conversation for Beginners  
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

Wednesday September 27, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

THE SALESMAN

2016, 125 minutes, PG-13, Persian with English subtitles

Director:  Asghar Farhadi

Cast:       Taraneh Alidoosti, Shahab Hosseini, Babak Karimi

Synopsis:   A couple's relationship deteriorates when they relocate from a crumbling apartment building.

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

Sunday October 1, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Author Ron Fassler Up in the Cheap Seats: A Historical Memoir of Broadway  
   

In his touching and often hilarious theatrical memoir, Ron Fassler tells the real-life stories of how he saw over 200 Broadway plays and musicals between the ages of 12-16 for as little as $2 a ticket, self-funded by the profits from his Long Island paper route. Ron’s eyewitness account to some of the greatest shows and stars of the 1960s and 70s (with visits backstage to many of them), is furthered by conversing over the past four years with legendary actors, writers, producers, directors, and composers who were part of this remarkable time.

Ron Fassler is an actor, writer and director of more than thirty years in New York and Los Angeles.

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

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

   

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Monday October 2, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth Constituent Services Mobile Office Hours  
   

North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board are proud to announce that the Town’s Constituent Affairs Department will be hosting a set of evening community-based office hours this fall.

The mobile hours will give residents the opportunity to meet one-on-one with Town staff, and have their questions or concerns answered. Residents are asked to bring any relevant information or documentation relating to their concern. All sessions will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and walk-ins are welcome.

For further information, please call (516) 869-6311


 

    Location: Main Library Community Room

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

THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE

2017, 126 minutes, rated PG-13 (violence, disturbing content)

Director:  Niki Caro

Cast:       Jessica Chastain, Johan  Heldenbergh, Daniel Bruhl, Iddo Goldberg, Shira Haas, Michael McElhatton


Synopsis:   A married couple who work at the Warsaw Zoo as caretakers covertly begin working with the resistance to help save Jews from the Holocaust.

 

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  -  5:00 PM GNL TECH SQUAD at Main  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 216   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

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

Reference area

No appointments necessary - first come, first served.

This will run each Wednesday from 10/4 through 11/15 at Main and Parkville

    Location: Reference area

Friday October 6, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Socrates Salon with Conversation Host Ron Gross  
   

WHAT MAKES FOR A GOOD LIFE?

What are the most crucial factors for you, at this point in your life?
Pleasure? Service? Healthfulness? Peace of Mind? Achievement? Or...?!
How has your view of what makes for a good life changed over the years?
What’s one of your favorite exemplars of a good life, either real,
or as depicted in literature (secular or religious), theater, cinema, or other art form?

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

                

Enjoy Light Refreshments and Thoughtful Conversation
    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Sunday October 8, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble
arranged by the Music Advisory Committee
 
   

CANTA LIBRE (“Sing Freely”), a renowned quintet of flute, harp and strings,  was founded in 2002 by flutist Sally Shorrock to foster the performance and enjoyment of music composed specifically for harp quintet. 

Considered experts in this ephemeral, rare style of chamber music with its origins in France, Canta Libre was recently featured at The American Harp Society 50th Anniversary National Conference, has appeared at Lincoln Center, on WNYC at The Green Space, The Music Festival of the Hamptons, Barge Music, Concerts at One at Trinity Church in Manhattan, WLIW TV, National Public Radio of Long Island, The Brooklyn Public Library, and Bruno Walter Auditorium, among other prestigious venues.

The Great Neck Library Music Advisory Committee, now in its 47th year, is co-chaired by founding member Gabe Chieco and Michele Ganz, and includes members Mary Dehn and Estelle Pace. This all volunteer committee of Great Neck residents represents a wide range of musical experience and performance.

This performance is dedicated in memoriam to MAC member Beatrice Aubrey and GNL librarian Jonathan Aubrey.

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

Great Neck School District residents have priority for seating.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday October 10, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM New York, New York
Riva Ettis Docent
Nassau County Museum of Art
 
   

This exhibition demonstrates how artists through more than a century have been inspired by and portrayed New York City. From its earliest years, New York City was the stage on which the transformation of America played out, reflecting economic and historic upheavals that led to the city's place as both the financial and art capitals of the world. New York, New York presents the city's grit and glamour, its excitement and bustle, and the heartbeat of a great metropolis through the work of John Sloan, Reginald Marsh, Childe Hassam, Red Grooms, Robert Henri, Fairfield Porter, Berenice Abbott, Milton Avery, Georgia O'Keeffe, Arthur Leipzig and many others. Guest curated by Director Emerita Constance Schwartz and includes more than 140 works of art.

Exhibit runs through November 5, 2017

Painting by Alfred Mira

Register by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online beginning September 18

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Wednesday October 11, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

MY COUSIN RACHEL

2017, 106 minutes, rated PG-13 (some sexuality and brief strong language)

Director:  Roger Michell

Cast:  Sam Claflin, Rachel Weisz, Iain Glen, Holliday Grainger, Poppy Lee Friar, Andrew Knott, Andrew Havill

Synopsis:   The movie is based on the 1951 novel by Daphne Du Maurier and tells the story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian

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  -  5:00 PM GNL TECH SQUAD at Main  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 216   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

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

Reference area

No appointments necessary - first come, first served.

This will run each Wednesday from 10/4 through 11/15 at Main and Parkville

    Location: Reference area
   7:15 PM  -  8:00 PM Mindfulness Meditation facilitated by Carolyn Carpentiere  
   

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 hr 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 on October 11, November 8, and December 6.

Register by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online beginning September 18

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Thursday October 12, 2017
   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: October 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30, December 7

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration beginning September 18 (check, cash or money order.)

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Sunday October 15, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Nina Gordon and Steve Silverman
Perform Harmonies of the 60s
 
   

Nina & Steve will take you back to the sweet harmonies of the 1960s, covering tunes by iconic artists such as the Beatles, Bee Gees, Eagles, Zombies, Dave Clark Five, Simon & Garfunkel. Seals & Crofts, Peter & Gordon, Carole King, and so many more.   

Nina Gordon, a Great Neck native, has been performing professionally since 1965, and is the leader of the popular classic country band Savannah Sky, renowned throughout the tri-state area for over two decades.  Since 2010, she has been performing music of the 1960s & 70s with her latest project, The Nina Gordon Party.   Steve Silverman, also a Long Island native, is well known throughout the area both as a performer and as a guitar teacher.  When Nina & Steve met at a Long Island Music Network meeting a few years ago, their mutual admiration grew into a productive collaboration, and their rich voices blend beautifully on the Harmonies of the 60s.

Register by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online beginning September 18.

        

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Monday October 16, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein  
   

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

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

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

Series of 8 classes: October 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration beginning September 18 (check, cash or money order.)

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday October 17, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM The Life and Career of Barbra Streisand presented by Jack Schnur
Multimedia Presentation
 
   

Through a multimedia program, Jack Schnur will take us through Barbra's life and career. Highlights include clips from Barbra's films and TV appearances - including Yentl, rare interviews with Barbara Walters and Mike Wallace, duets with Neil Diamond, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra and others. 

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
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Biology of Belief: Beyond Your Genes
Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh
 
   

presented by 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.

     

Register by calling 466-8055, ext. 218/219 or register online beginning September 18.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Wednesday October 18, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

THE LAST WORD

2017, 108 minutes, rated R (language)

Director:  Mark Pellington

Cast:  Shirley MacLaine, Amanda Seyfried, AnnJewel Lee Dixon, Thomas Sadoski, Philip Baker Hall, Gedde Watanabe, Tom Everett Scott, Joel Murray, Anne Heche

Synopsis:   Harriet is a retired businesswoman who tries to control everything around her. When she decides to write her own obituary, a young journalist takes up the task of finding out the truth, resulting in a life-altering friendship.

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  -  5:00 PM GNL TECH SQUAD at Main  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 216   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

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

Reference area

No appointments necessary - first come, first served.

This will run each Wednesday from 10/4 through 11/15 at Main and Parkville

    Location: Reference area

Thursday October 19, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM The Biology of Belief: Beyond Your Genes
Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh
 
   

presented by 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.

      

Register by calling 466-8055, ext. 218/219 or register online beginning September 18.

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM NYS Tax Exemptions Workshop with Tax Receiver Charles Berman  
   

Join Charles Berman, Town of North Hempstead Receiver of Taxes, as he discusses STAR, Senior Citizens, Veterans and other exemptions that could help you lower your property taxes. He will also review recent changes. Staff members will be on hand with applications for your convenience.  Don’t miss this opportunity!

Register by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online beginning September 18.

    Location: Main 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: October 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30, December 7

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration beginning September 18 (check, cash or money order.)

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

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Friday October 20, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Osteoporosis presented by Dr. Mia Clar  
   

Osteoporosis:   Join Dr. Clar to learn about this important yet frequently overlooked disease.  Topics will include osteoporosis prevention, diagnosis, and management.  Come find out what you need to know about your bone health. 

Dr. Mia Clar is a Geriatrician for Northwell Health who practices in Great Neck.  She specializes in the treatment of dementia, osteoporosis, fall prevention, and the comprehensive geriatric assessment.

Register by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online beginning September 18.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Sunday October 22, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Love, Loss and What I Wore  
   

This is an intimate collection of stories by Nora and Delia Ephron Love, Loss, and What I Wore is based on the best-seller by Ilene Beckerman as well as the recollections of the Ephrons’ friends.  The cast uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that everyone can relate to.

Register by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online beginning September 18.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Monday October 23, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein  
   

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

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

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

Series of 8 classes: October 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration beginning September 18 (check, cash or money order.)

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Wednesday October 25, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

2017, 129 minutes, rated PG (some action violence, peril and frightening images)

Director:  Bill Condon

Cast:  Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Kevin Kline

Synopsis:  The fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful, and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast's hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.

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  -  5:00 PM GNL TECH SQUAD at Main  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 216   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

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

Reference area

No appointments necessary - first come, first served.

This will run each Wednesday from 10/4 through 11/15 at Main and Parkville

    Location: Reference area

Thursday October 26, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Long Island’s Most Haunted Mansions presented by Monica Randall  
   

Noted Long Island Gold Coast historian, preservationist and bestselling author, Monica Randall, will share amazing true stories of spectral beings who sometimes show up on film and make their ethereal voices heard during the night. You will come away believing that truth can sometimes be greater than fiction.

                                                                                    

Register by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online beginning September 18.

    Location: Main 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: October 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30, December 7

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration beginning September 18 (check, cash or money order.)

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Saturday October 28, 2017
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 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. We will meet back at the Main Library. If you are divorced, widowed, single, or an empty nester age 50 plus who would like a new beginning, come and be inspired to make new friends, network and learn new skills towards reinventing yourself.

Please note new day and time

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Sunday October 29, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Jia-Yi He Harmonica and String Quartet  
   

An acclaimed harmonica virtuoso, Jia-Yi He, winner of prestigious awards in America, Europe, and the Far East, performs concerts around the globe playing different kinds of harmonicas: Chromatic, Diatonic, Tremolo, Bass, Wheel, Keyboard as well as the largest harmonica and the smallest harmonica in the world! The program features works from classical to modern presented by Harmonica and String Quartet.

Jia-Yi He has received numerous awards in international festivals and competitions in England, Germany, Israel, Japan and the United States. He has appeared as a soloist with the China National Symphony Orchestra, Nassau Symphony Pops Orchestra and numerous orchestras worldwide. He has recorded harmonica music for a number of movies and radio stations in addition to his compact discs.  He was a soloist at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Shea Stadium, the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations and other premier venues. Jiayi currently serves on the faculty of the Turtle Bay Music School in New York City.

Register by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online beginning September 18.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Monday October 30, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein  
   

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

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

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

Series of 8 classes: October 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration beginning September 18 (check, cash or money order.)

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

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Wednesday November 1, 2017 -  Tuesday December 12, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM In The Gallery
The Long Island Craft Guild
 
   

THE LONG ISLAND CRAFT GUILD is committed to the development of the crafts movement, and seeks to promote the exchange of information and experiences that will benefit both artists and the community.They are artists who work in clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood and mixed media. The exhibition at the Great Neck Library is titled "Anything Goes."

Opening: Sunday, November 12 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Lower Lobby Gallery.

    Location: Main Library Lower Lobby Art Gallery

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

SOPHIE AND THE RISING SUN

2016, 105 minutes, rated R (some sexuality and nudity)

Director:  Maggie Greenwald

Cast:  Julianne Nicholson, Takashi Yamaguchi, Margo Martindale, Diane Ladd, Lorraine Toussaint

Synopsis:  A lonely white woman falls for a Japanese-American man in a small-town in South Carolina, but the pair must deal with the disapproval of their neighbors - which only intensifies after the events of Pearl Harbor and the onset of WW II.

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  -  5:00 PM GNL TECH SQUAD at Main  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 216   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

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

Reference area

No appointments necessary - first come, first served.

This will run each Wednesday from 10/4 through 11/15 at Main and Parkville

    Location: Reference area
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM OPIOID ADDICTION AND OVERDOSE: WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW  
   

Co-sponsored Event By The Great Neck Public Schools
and The Great Neck Library

Opioid addiction is a national health crisis which has affected many families in our area. The most up-to-date statistics reveal that over 120 Americans die each day due to opioid and heroin overdoses.  For the first time, this number exceeds gun deaths.

The Total Community Involvement committee of the Great Neck Public School UPTC is sponsoring this presentation with an expert panel. The moderator is Jacqueline Harounian of North Shore Action, which is also a sponsor of the event. Panelists include Cathy Samuels from CASA Manhasset, Maria Cuadra of COPAY in Great Neck,  Detective Pamela Stark of the Nassau County Police Task Force on Opioids, and Zachary Goldfarb, EMT from Vigilant.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Thursday November 2, 2017 -  Sunday November 5, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Seiko Group Ikebana Flower Arrangements Display Opening Reception  
   

Members of the Seiko Group created these twenty Ikebana floral arrangements on display.  Ikebana is the art of Japanese flower arrangement. It is more than simply putting flowers in a container. It is a disciplined art form in which the arrangement is a living thing, where nature and humanity are brought together. “Ike” means to arrange, and “bana” (originates from the word Hana) means flowers. Ikebana dates back to the 6th century when priests first decorated flowers at temples. These were large arrangements that took a couple of days to complete.  Ikenobo Senkei, Buddhist priest, created the earliest form of Ikebana. Now there are some thousands of different schools that have developed for teaching Ikebana. Ohara, Sogetsu, Ichiyo, Rhusei-ha and Ikenobo are popular schools for this art form in Japan.

    Location: Main Library Lower Lobby Art Gallery

Thursday November 2, 2017
   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: October 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30, December 7

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration beginning September 18 (check, cash or money order.)

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

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

Come share your life experiences, knowledge, and wisdom about topics that matter, as we move from small talk to Big Talk. Everyone speaks and everyone listens, because all of us are wiser than any of us.  Topics announced in advance on flip chart at the Information Desk. No registration required. To receive further information about this session and ensuing ones, please send an e-mail to Ron Gross at grossassoc@aol.com

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Sunday November 5, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM KJ Denhert  
   

KJ’s performances will move you to laugh, to dance and even to cry. Her special blend of urban folk & jazz has earned her four Independent Music Award nominations and in ’09, she was named as one of Jazz.com’s top female vocalists. She’s appeared at scores of festivals and has residencies at the ’55 Bar’, Smoke in NYC, at the Baz Bar in St. Barth’s, and the prestigious Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy. Her very latest, “Album No.9”, a collection of 60’s jazz, pop and rock standards is set for release on Motema Music in Europe & the US in the fall 2010. Consistently praised for her pathos, originality and impeccable musicianship, KJ is a one of a kind songwriter, guitarist and performer, not to be missed.

Register by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online beginning September 18.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Monday November 6, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein  
   

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

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

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

Series of 8 classes: October 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration beginning September 18 (check, cash or money order.)

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Dementia Cares Part 1
Parker Jewish Institute
Caregiver Support Initiative
 
   

The Willing Hearts, Helpful Hands Program will be providing an education workshop titled,  Cares® Dementia Care for Families on  November 6, 2017 & November 13, 2017. This 2 module training program was developed for families and friends that are caring for a loved one with dementia.  The topics that will be discussed include: Understanding Memory Loss, Living with Dementia and Using the Cares® approach.  Upon completion of this program caregivers will feel more comfortable and confident caring for their loved one. 

Registration is required to attend and may be completed online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/caregivereducation or by calling (516)586-1507.

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Dan Paisner  
   

Daniel Paisner is one of the busiest collaborators in publishing, having had a hand in the autobiographies and memoirs of some of our best-known actors, athletes, politicians, television personalities and "ordinary" individuals who have managed to conquer extraordinary situations.  He has written over sixty books, on topics ranging from business and sports, to politics and popular culture, including fifteen New York Times bestsellers. 

Perhaps his most notable collaboration has been the best-selling account of a New York City firefighter's epic tour of duty at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, Last Man Down, written with FDNY Battalion Commander Richard Picciotto. He is well-known among publishers for his work on inspirational and motivational memoirs, helping to shed new and compelling light on various aspects of the human condition through the uplifting accounts of others.  The Girl in the Green Sweater: A Life in Holocaust’s Shadow, a memoir with Krystyna Chiger, chronicles her family’s horrific ordeal in the sewers of the Polish city of Lvov during the German occupation, and makes an important contribution to the literature of the Holocaust.

Books will be available for sale and signing.

Register by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online beginning September 18.

 

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Wednesday November 8, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS

2017, 93 minutes, rated TV-MA (mature audiences)

Director:  George C. Wolfe

Cast:  Rose Byrne, Oprah Winfrey

Synopsis:  It tells the true story of Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line.

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  -  5:00 PM GNL TECH SQUAD at Main  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 216   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

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

Reference area

No appointments necessary - first come, first served.

This will run each Wednesday from 10/4 through 11/15 at Main and Parkville

    Location: Reference area
   7:15 PM  -  8:00 PM Mindfulness Meditation facilitated by Carolyn Carpentiere  
   

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 hr 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 on October 11, November 8, and December 6.

Register by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online beginning September 18

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Thursday November 9, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Beyond the Yellow Brick Road: The Story of The Wizard of Oz as a Political Allegory
Thomas Egan
 
   

Beyond The Yellow Brick Road is an analysis of the classic movie Wizard of Oz. This discussion takes us beyond the story line of the script and into one of pop culture’s most famous allegories.    Hidden within its words and characters is a tale of American political and cultural movements from the turn of the 20th century.  With the Populism Movement as the central backdrop, this discussion analyzes the correlation between American life in the late 1800s and life in the fictional land of Oz.    Actual historical figures - such as two time presidential candidate and Scopes Trial prosecutor, William Jennings Bryan - are also discussed as part of a larger meaning behind this classic tale. 

Thomas Egan is a professor of American History at Briarcliffe College.

Register by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online beginning September 18.

    Location: Main 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: October 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30, December 7

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration beginning September 18 (check, cash or money order.)

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Friday November 10, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The Gold Coast International Film Festival presents – FREE FILM FRIDAY!  
   

In partnership with the 2017 Gold Coast Arts Center International Film Festival, on Friday, November 10 at 2:00 pm the Great Neck Library will present FREE short films for kids of all ages.

Join us for a 75 minute program of family-friendly short films curated by the Gold Coast Film Festival’s award-winning programming team.

The Gold Coast Film Festival runs from November 7 – 14, 2017 at venues throughout the region.  For a full Festival schedule and to RSVP for FREE FILM FRIDAY visit www.goldcoastfilmfestival.org

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Sunday November 12, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM The Hambones  
   

With a cumulative 130 years in the music business, The Hambones – John Kouri (Ringmaster General, lead vocalist & harmonica), Scott Milch (drums, vocals), John Pizzacarola (guitar, vocals), and Steve Soltow (bass, vocals) – perform a retrospective of who is arguably our greatest American songwriter, Bob Dylan.  The Hambones touch on different periods of Dylan’s staggering catalogue.   Dancing encouraged!!

Register by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online beginning September 18.

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Anything Goes Opening Reception
Long Island Craft Guild
 
   

Lower Lobby Art Gallery

THE LONG ISLAND CRAFT GUILD is committed to the development of the crafts movement, and seeks to promote the exchange of information and experiences that will benefit both artists and the community.They are artists who work in clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood and mixed media. The exhibition at the Great Neck Library is titled "Anything Goes."

    Location: Main Library Lower Lobby Art Gallery

Monday November 13, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein  
   

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

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

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

Series of 8 classes: October 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration beginning September 18 (check, cash or money order.)

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Dementia Cares Part 2
Parker Jewish Institute
Caregiver Support Initiative
 
   

The Willing Hearts, Helpful Hands Program will be providing an education workshop titled,  Cares® Dementia Care for Families on  November 6, 2017 & November 13, 2017. This 2 module training program was developed for families and friends that are caring for a loved one with dementia.  The topics that will be discussed include: Understanding Memory Loss, Living with Dementia and Using the Cares® approach.  Upon completion of this program caregivers will feel more comfortable and confident caring for their loved one. 

Registration is required to attend and may be completed online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/caregivereducation or by calling (516)586-1507.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday November 14, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM They All Sang On The Corner
Lecture Presentation by Robert Cohen
 
   

In almost any ethnic neighborhood in the early 1950s there was a special sound - on street corners under lamplight or moonlight, under boardwalks or elevated train lines, inside hallways and under stairwells of schools and dwellings. Explore the components of the style of vocal group harmony singing that became known as “doo-wop” — “the forgotten third of rock ’n roll.” Consider its musical, social, cultural, and religious roots; and hear how this music, in its innocence and quest for harmony, so beautifully conveyed the poetry of inner-city life. Examples will be given from black, white, integrated groups and from all five boroughs of New York City.

Robert Cohen’s programs grew from teaching New York City music at the New School in New York; from many years of showcasing Jewish (and some American folk and popular) music on the radio -- on several original series in New York and on NPR's "One People, Many Voices: American-Jewish Music Comes of Age" (now in the permanent collection of the Paley Center for Media in New York); and from studying Graduate Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary. New York Council for the Humanities speaker.

Register by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online beginning September 18.

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Biology of Belief: Beyond Your Genes
Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh
 
   

presented by 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.

     

Register by calling 466-8055, ext. 218/219 or register online beginning September 18.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

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

THE BEGUILED

2017, 93 minutes, rated R (some sexuality)

Director:  Sofia Coppola

Cast:  Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Colin Farrell

Synopsis:  At a girl's school in Virginia during the Civil War, where the young woman have been sheltered from the outside world, a wounded Union soldier is taken in. Soon, the house is taken over with sexual tensions, rivalries, and an unexpected turn of events.

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  -  5:00 PM GNL TECH SQUAD at Main  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 216   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

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

Reference area

No appointments necessary - first come, first served.

This will run each Wednesday from 10/4 through 11/15 at Main and Parkville

    Location: Reference area

Thursday November 16, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM The Biology of Belief: Beyond Your Genes
Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh
 
   

presented by 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.

      

Register by calling 466-8055, ext. 218/219 or register online beginning September 18.

    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: October 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30, December 7

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration beginning September 18 (check, cash or money order.)

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Sunday November 19, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Akiko Kobayashi Violinist
arranged by the Music Advisory Committee
 
   

New York City based violinist Akiko Kobayashi will be presenting a classical violin recital including works from Bach to Stravinsky.

New York born violinist Akiko Kobayashi, performs both solo and chamber music and has appeared as a soloist with the West Islip Symphony Orchestra, Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Suginami Kokaido Chamber Orchestra, and InterHarmony Festival Orchestra. Her recital appearances include Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in the Young Musicians Concert sponsored by the MTNA League and Steinway Hall in New York.

The Great Neck Library Music Advisory Committee, now in its 47th year, is co-chaired by founding member Gabe Chieco and Michele Ganz, and includes members Mary Dehn and Estelle Pace. This all volunteer committee of Great Neck residents represents a wide range of musical experience and performance.

Great Neck School District residents have priority for seating.

Register by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online beginning September 18.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Monday November 20, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein  
   

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

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

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

Series of 8 classes: October 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration beginning September 18 (check, cash or money order.)

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Wednesday November 22, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Monday November 27, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein  
   

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

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

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

Series of 8 classes: October 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration beginning September 18 (check, cash or money order.)

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday November 28, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Back in the Bronx  
   

This is a nostalgic retrospective of your Bronx of the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. This fun walk down memory lane includes close to 500 never-before-seen photos of your Bronx the way it was. Steve Samtur will share memories of the Bronx including the Grand Concourse, Art Deco, Bronx Delis (East and West), Freedomland, Fordham Road, Movie Theatres including the Loew’s Paradise, Parkchester, Yankee Stadium, parks, shopping, schools, transportation and so much more.

Stephen M. Samtur is a 1961 graduate of Clinton High School & Susan J. Samtur is a 1962 graduate of Taft High School.

Register by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online beginning September 18.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

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

SING

2016, 108 minutes, rated PG (some crude humor and mild peril)

Note:  Animated

Director:  Christophe Lourdelet, Garth Jennings

Cast:  Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly

Synopsis:  A koala impresario stages a grand singing competition for the world's animals in order to save his elegant theater and bring it back to its former glory.

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 November 30, 2017
   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: October 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30, December 7

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration beginning September 18 (check, cash or money order.)

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Friday December 1, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Socrates Salon with Conversation Host Ron Gross  
   

Come share your life experiences, knowledge, and wisdom about topics that matter, as we move from small talk to Big Talk. Everyone speaks and everyone listens, because all of us are wiser than any of us.  Topics announced in advance on flip chart at the Information Desk. No registration required. To receive further information about this session and ensuing ones, please send an e-mail to Ron Gross at grossassoc@aol.com

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Saturday December 2, 2017
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 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. 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

Sunday December 3, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Olli Soikkeli
Gypsy Jazz Performance
Arranged by the Music Advisory Committee
 
   

Olli Soikkeli was born in Nurmes, Finland in 1991.  He started playing guitar at the age of 12.  After a few years of playing, Olli was introduced to the music of the great Django Reinhardt and Gypsy Jazz has been Olli’s main focus ever since. Soon Olli was playing in jazz clubs and festivals all around Finland. After touring Europe with musicians such as Paulus Schäfer and Arnoud Van Den Berg, Olli decided to move to New York City in 2014.  He has played legendary venues such as the Birdland Jazz Club, Blue Note and  Lincoln Center.

The Great Neck Library Music Advisory Committee, now in its 47th year, is co-chaired by founding member Gabe Chieco and Michele Ganz, and includes members Mary Dehn and Estelle Pace. This all volunteer committee of Great Neck residents represents a wide range of musical experience and performance.

Register by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online beginning September 18.

Great Neck School District residents have priority for seating.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Monday December 4, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein  
   

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

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

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

Series of 8 classes: October 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration beginning September 18 (check, cash or money order.)

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday December 5, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer visual lecture by Thomas Germano  
   

Thomas Germano, Professor of Art and Art History will present a visual lecture on the life, times and work of Michelangelo Buonarroti and introduce the works related to this 'once in a lifetime exhibition' in NYC.  

Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564) was celebrated for the excellence of his disegno, the power of drawing and invention that provided the foundation for all the arts. Because of this, his contemporaries called him 'il divino,' or, 'the divine one.'

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibition (November 13, 2017 - February 12, 2018) will present approximately 150 of Michelangelo's drawings, three of his marble sculptures, his earliest painting, his wood architectural model for a chapel vault, and many complementary works by other artists for comparison and context. The complete series of masterpiece drawings created for Tommaso de' Cavalieri and a monumental cartoon for his last fresco in the Vatican Palace will be among the works coming to the Met's exhibition. Selected from 54 public and private collections in the United States and Europe, the exhibition will examine Michelangelo's rich legacy as a supreme draftsman and designer.

                                                                                  

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Wednesday December 6, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

LOVE ACTUALLY

2003, 135 minutes, rated R (sexuality, nudity, language)

Director:  Richard Curtis

Cast:  Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Bill Nighy, Alan Rickman, Keira Knightley, Emma Thompson

Synopsis:  Love knows no boundaries in this funny, charming, heartwarming romantic comedy centering on several London couples whose lives intersect during Christmastime.

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   7:15 PM  -  8:00 PM Mindfulness Meditation facilitated by Carolyn Carpentiere  
   

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 hr 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 on October 11, November 8, and December 6.

Register by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online beginning September 18

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Thursday December 7, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Can Holocaust Trauma Be Inherited? presented by Linda F. Burghardt, Ph.D  
   

Can Holocaust Trauma Be Inherited?  The Complex Genetic Legacy of the Second Generation presented by Linda F. Burghardt, Ph.D, Scholar-in-Residence, Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center

Psychological research has clearly documented how the profound legacy of loss and suffering experienced by Holocaust survivors deeply affects their children. Now biologists are saying that genetics can play an even larger role in transmitting this trauma to the next generation.  Dr. Burghardt will describe the science behind these claims and explain how this genetic legacy can have far-reaching consequences for the children of survivors -- and their own offspring.

Dr. Linda Burghardt is a journalist and author from Great Neck and the daughter of Holocaust survivors from Vienna.  She holds a Ph.D. from LIU Post and currently serves as Scholar-in-Residence at the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center in Glen Cove.  She worked for many years as a reporter for The New York Times and is the author of three books.  Her articles and essays have appeared in newspapers across the U.S., and she has lectured to both national and international audiences.

Register by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online beginning September 18.

    Location: Main 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: October 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30, December 7

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration beginning September 18 (check, cash or money order.)

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Monday December 11, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Feng Shui presented by Laura Cerrano  
   

Certified Feng Shui Expert, Laura Cerrano explores how your home and surroundings can affect your mindset, emotions, behavior and overall health. You will learn how to combine several forms of Feng Shui and intuitive thinking to create powerful practical solutions. She will guide you through the various dynamics of Feng Shui, including Yin and Yang principles, the Five Elements, understanding how to read and understand the Ba-gua map and implementing Transcendental Cures. Optional: Patrons are invited to bring a floor plan of their home so they could participate in placing an active Ba-gua map over their space.

Laura Cerrano is a second-generation Certified Feng Shui Expert in her family. As a full-time consultant, Laura provides bi-coastal consultations and workshops for residential, commercial, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies and healing facilities. She is a resident teacher at the Metropolitan Institute of Design in Syosset. She has been featured in Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," PBS, CBC Television, BBC Radio and The New York Times.

Register by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online beginning September 18.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Wednesday December 13, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

MAME

1974, 131 minutes, rated PG (sexuality, nudity, profanity)

Director:  Gene Saks

Cast:  Lucille Ball, Beatrice Arthur, Robert Preston, Kirby Furlong, Bruce Davison

Synopsis:  She'll coax the blues right out of your heart. Madcap Auntie Mame is suddenly her nephew's guardian in this sparkling adaptation of the Broadway hit.

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 December 14, 2017 -  Friday January 12, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Community Intentions for 2018  
   

Main Library, Front Lobby Wall

We invite everyone to come and write your intentions and wishes for 2018 for yourself,
family, community, or the planet on a ribbon and tie it on our netting displayed at the
Main Library’s front lobby wall.

    Location: Main Library Front Lobby Wall

Thursday December 14, 2017 -  Friday January 12, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM In The Gallery
History of the Great Neck Lighthouse
Great Neck Historical Society
 
   

Great Neck Historical Society

Stepping Stones Lighthouse, an essential aid to navigation, was built in 1876 to protect ships from a dangerous boulder reef which exists in Long Island Sound very close to the tip of Great Neck.  The Lighthouse is located less than a mile from our shore, and is best seen from Steppingstones Park, the Merchant Marine Academy, the Throgs Neck Bridge, City Island, and, of course, from the water.
 
The US Government has been divesting itself of its lighthouses, as it no longer has the funds to maintain them.  The Town of North Hempstead has agreed to attempt to rehabilitate the Lighthouse, and has partnered with the Great Neck Historical Society and the Great Neck Park District to accomplish this task. 
 
The Lighthouse is in dire need of repair.  There are holes in the foundation and in the roof.  The chimney is broken, the inside has been gutted, and ice has been a major problem resulting in more and more cracks.  If the Lighthouse is not repaired, and if it succumbs to the weather, the government will erect a metal tower with a light at the top, and we will lose sight of the history that the Lighthouse represents.
 
It is the goal of the Historical Society, the Town and the Park District to restore the Lighthouse so that we may lead tours of the structure and safely share this relic of the past with the community.
 
Photo credit - Alice Kasten
    Location: Main Library Community Room

Sunday December 17, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM The Moth Storytelling with Tracey Segarra  
   

Live storytelling – where ordinary people tell extraordinary stories from their own lives – is a fast-growing and popular form of entertainment. Come join us as a group of storytellers share hilarious, heart-wrenching, transformative personal stories.

The event will be hosted by Tracey Segarra, a Great Neck native and award-winning storyteller. Tracey has won three Moth StorySlams, a Moth GrandSLAM, and her true, personal stories have appeared on the Risk! and Story Collider podcasts. She also hosts and produces a semi-monthly live storytelling show on Long Island, "Now You're Talking."

Register by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online beginning September 18.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Wednesday December 20, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Wednesday December 27, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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