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Saturday January 21, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM HAIKU Being in the Moment
Flowing with the Seasons
presented by Mankh
 
   

Haiku poetry encourages attention to the present moment as well as keeping connected with the pathway of seasons.  It is a wonderful way to align with nature, enhance one’s mindfulness (as well as ZEN mindlessness), and hone your verbal skills (being so short, haiku requires great precision). Learn about haiku as a way of life, literary genre and creative hobby.

Mankh is author/editor of Haiku One Breaths: a voice through a tangle, and publishes an annual Haiku Calendar. His haiku and related writings have been published in Frogpond, simplyhaiku.com, thehaikufoundation.org, newsday.com, and more. He has been teaching haiku for many years.

Please register beginning January 3 by calling (516) 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

frigid night –

the bowl of soup

becomes a universe

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Sunday January 22, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Noah Lederman Author Talk
A World Erased: A Grandson’s Search for His Family’s Holocaust Secrets
 
   

This poignant memoir by Noah Lederman, the grandson of Holocaust survivors, transports readers from his grandparents’ kitchen table in Brooklyn to World War II Poland.  Together, Noah and his grandmother explore the memories— of Auschwitz and a half-dozen other camps, the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, and the displaced persons camps—that his grandmother had buried for decades.  I was left with the stories—the ones that had been hidden, the ones that offered catharsis, the ones that gave me a second hero, the ones that resurrected a family, the ones that survived even death. Their shared journey profoundly illuminates the transformative power of never forgetting.

Noah Lederman has written for The Economist, The Boston Globe, Miami Herald, The Washington Post, Slate, The New Republic, Chicago Sun-Times, BBC Travel, Salon, The Philadelphia Inquirer, San Francisco Chronicle, Tablet Magazine, The Jerusalem Post Magazine, Tikkun, Long Island Pulse, and Writer’s Digest. 

Noah Lederman will sign books available for purchase at the program.  This is a pre-publication event.

     

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday January 24, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM TONH Property Assessment Grievance Workshop
How to Appeal Your Property’s Annual Assessment
 
   

Town of North Hempstead Receiver of Taxes Charles Berman will review the grievance process and have applications available at this valuable workshop. If you pay taxes on property in Nassau County, you have the right to appeal your property’s annual assessment set by the Nassau County Department of Assessment on January 2nd (please bring your Notice of Tentative Assessment). You do not need to use an attorney to file a grievance. It takes only a few moments to complete the Application for Correction of Property Tax Assessment. The filing period is January 2 - March 1, 2017 with the Nassau County Assessment Review Commission.

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

Please register beginning January 3  by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

 

    Location: Main Library Community Room

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

BLAZING SADDLES

1974, 93 minutes, R

Director: Mel Brooks

Cast:  Gene Wilder, Mel Brooks, Cleavon Little, Harvey Korman, Madeline Kahn

Synopsis:  To ruin a western town, a corrupt political boss appoints a black sheriff who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.

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

Tuesday January 31, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM Masterpieces of American Art
presented by Thomas Germano
 
   

A survey of American Art from the colonial period through the 21st century, this presentation explores American art placed into the context of the history of our country.  Key works of painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, decorative and applied art will be discussed during this visual lecture by Thomas Germano, Professor of Art and Art History at Farmingdale State College, SUNY.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

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

PRETTY WOMAN

1990, 125 minutes, R

Director:  Garry Marshall

Cast:  Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Hector Elizondo, Jason Alexander, Ralph Bellamy

Synopsis:  A corporate raider pays a gorgeous hooker to be his escort for a business week in Beverly Hills...and then falls for her.

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

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

CHOOSING

What’s one of the best choices you have ever made?
Do you consider yourself a smart/wise chooser?  Why?
In choosing, do you usually rely more on intuition, or analyis,  or….?
Do you have any tools, techniques, or strategies that  you use in choosing?
To what degree do you think that our lives are determined by our choices?
How free are we when we choose?   Do unconcious forces shape our choices?

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 February 5, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM UFOs: Everyone's Got a Story
presented by Joseph Flammer
 
   

This is a multimedia presentation based on Joseph Flammer’s 2015 book, UFOs Over Long Island, New York and his 2016 book, UFOs Over America: Scariest Cases. This is a historical and fun program that will explore high profile UFO cases and legends, particularly on Long Island. Topics include UFO sightings, history, and theories about alien visitations. The program highlights a lively question and answer discussion segment in which audience members are welcome to share their UFO experiences and points of view. Joseph will sign books that will be available for purchase at the event.

Joseph Flammer is an award-winning newspaper reporter, and one half of the famous “Paranormal Adventurers” duo with Diane Hill. As a licensed Mutual UFO Network field investigator, he actively investigates cases of alleged spaceships seen in the skies over Long Island and the Hudson Valley Region of Upstate New York.  He writes about ghosts and other paranormal phenomena, and has been featured on TV and radio.

           

    Location: Main Library Community Room

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

BOTTLE SHOCK

2008, 109 minutes, PG-13

Director:  Randall Miller

Cast:   Alan Rickman, Bill Pullman, Chris Pine

Synopsis:  1976. Napa Valley. One small American winery and its workers are about to show the French that the world's finest wines will now come from the other red, white, and blue. Based on an inspiring true story.

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 February 12, 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.

Now at the Main Library.............  new meeting time is 3:00 p.m.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

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

THE MEDDLER

2015, 103 minutes, PG-13

Director:  Lorene Scafaria

Cast:       Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne, J.K. Simmons

Synopsis:  With a new iPhone, and apartment near the grove, and a comfortable bank account left to her by her beloved late husband, Marnie Minervini has happily relocated from New Jersey to Los Angeles to be near her daughter Lori and smother her with motherly love. When the dozens of texts, unexpected visits, and conversations dominated by unsolicited advice force Lori to draw strict personal boundaries, Marnie finds ways to channel her eternal optimism and forceful generosity.

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 February 16, 2017
   6:45 PM  -  8:45 PM Film Screening by Reach Out America at Main Library  
    Location: Main Library Community Room

Sunday February 19, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Author Yamin Levy
Sababa
 
   

Yamin Levy’s ambitious debut novel explores the inner world of warriors, reluctant soldiers, zealots and freedom fighters. He gives voice to a range of perspectives on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the beginnings of nationalism, and Israeli society’s evolving attitudes regarding their physical, spiritual and existential survival.

Rabbi Yamin Levy spent 22 years in the rabbinate in three communities: Highland Park, NJ, Seattle, WA and Great Neck, NY. He is the author of the nationally acclaimed Confronting the Loss of a Baby: A Personal and Halakhic Perspective and Journey Through Grief: A Sephardic Manual for the Bereaved and Their Community. Rabbi Levy is senior Rabbi at Congregation Beth Hadassah, Iranian Jewish Center in Great Neck / Kings Point. He teaches at Shalhevet High School for Girls in the Five Towns. He is also the Rabbi of the Long Island Hebrew Academy in Great Neck.

Rabbi Levy will sign books available for purchase at the program.

     

    Location: Main Library Community Room

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

MY FELLOW AMERICANS

1996, 101 minutes, PG-13

Director:     Peter Segal

Cast:          Jack Lemmon, James Garner, Dan Aykroyd

Synopsis:  The current President frames two of his predecessors for a scandal, and now the old foes must unite to clear their names.

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 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  
   

“We Great Neckers are great talkers,” says Salon-keeper Ron Gross. “At these sessions, we also listen -- to new voices, fresh perspectives, and challenging points of view.” 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.

    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.

Now at the Main Library.............  new meeting time is 3:00 p.m.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

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


Michael Markowitz, Esq. will discuss the pros and cons of buying a co-op or a condo, and the differences of each.

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

Sunday March 12, 2017
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Sakura Chorus 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

Musical selections and more information to come.

                                                         

    Location: Main Library Community 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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday April 19, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Wednesday April 26, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Wednesday May 3, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Wednesday May 10, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Wednesday May 17, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Wednesday May 24, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Wednesday May 31, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Wednesday June 7, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Wednesday June 14, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Wednesday June 21, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Wednesday June 28, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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