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Tuesday June 27, 2017
   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 June 28, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

QUEEN OF KATWE

2016, 124 minutes, PG

Director:     Mira Nair

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

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

1776

1972, 166 minutes, PG

Director:  Peter H. Hunt

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Thursday July 6, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Discovering Our Inner Essence Through Awareness Book Discussion Series with Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh  
   

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

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

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Technology for the Terrified: Computer Preschool with Barbara Mehlman  
   

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Friday July 7, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Adelphi FREE Hearing Screenings  
   

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

No registration. First come, first served.

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Socrates Salon with Conversation Host Ron Gross  
   

NOSTALGIA: Blessing?  Menace?  Or...?

Come share your life experiences, knowledge, and wisdom
about topics that matter, as we move from small talk to Big Talk.
Everyone speaks and everyone listens, because all of us are wiser
than any of us. 

Topics announced in advance on flip chart at the Information Desk.

Enjoy thoughtful conversation and light refreshments.
 
No registration required.

To receive further information about this session and ensuing ones, please send an e-mail to Ron Gross at grossassoc@aol.com

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

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

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

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

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

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

$30 Registration Fee for entire series

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

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

Registration begins Friday, June 23.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday July 11, 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  -  2:00 PM Anxiety: What is it Good For?  
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author Michael Friedman
Star Trek
 
   

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Wednesday July 12, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM GNL Tech Squad at Main  
   

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

Reference area

No appointments necessary - first come, first served.

    Location: Reference area
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

TONI ERDMANN

2016, 163 minutes, R, German with English subtitles

Director:  Maren Ade

Cast:       Sandra Huller, Peter Simonischek, Michael Wittenborn

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

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

 

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Thursday July 13, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Great Neck Library Community Blood Drive  
   

2 FREE Mets Tickets for Donating Blood!!

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

Donor Requirements -

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

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

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

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

Your donation now is critically important.

www.nybloodcenter.org

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

WALK-INS WELCOME!

                                                          

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein  
   

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

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

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

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

$30 Registration Fee for entire series

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

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

Registration begins Friday, June 23.

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Friday July 14, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Write Your Story Now with Andrea Rothman  
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

Monday July 17, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein  
   

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

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

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

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

$30 Registration Fee for entire series

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

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

Registration begins Friday, June 23.

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM An Evening with Author, Healer and Medical Intuitive Diane Goldner  
   

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday July 18, 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
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Free Memory Screening  
   

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

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


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


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

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Wednesday July 19, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM GNL Tech Squad at Main  
   

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

Reference area

No appointments necessary - first come, first served.

    Location: Reference area
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   


LION

2016, 119 minutes, PG-13

Director:  Garth Davis

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mother Daughter Book Discussions facilitated by librarian Barbara Buckley  
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Thursday July 20, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Artists in Love: Love As Portrayed presented by Docent Evelyn Silver  
   

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein  
   

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

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

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

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

$30 Registration Fee for entire series

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

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

Registration begins Friday, June 23.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Friday July 21, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Write Your Story Now with Andrea Rothman  
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

Monday July 24, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein  
   

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

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

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

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

$30 Registration Fee for entire series

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

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

Registration begins Friday, June 23.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday July 25, 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 July 26, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM GNL Tech Squad at Main  
   

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

Reference area

No appointments necessary - first come, first served.

    Location: Reference area
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

LA LA LAND

2016, 128 minutes, PG-13

Director:  Damien Chazelle

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mother Daughter Book Discussions facilitated by librarian Barbara Buckley  
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Thursday July 27, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Discovering Our Inner Essence Through Awareness Book Discussion Series with Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh  
   

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

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

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein  
   

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

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

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

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

$30 Registration Fee for entire series

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

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

Registration begins Friday, June 23.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Friday July 28, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Write Your Story Now with Andrea Rothman  
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

Monday July 31, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein  
   

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

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

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

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

$30 Registration Fee for entire series

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

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

Registration begins Friday, June 23.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday August 1, 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
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM CHAT (Conversations: Health and Treatments)
Northwell Health
 
   

Presented by Maria Carney, MD and Adam Kahn

The Gitenstein Institute for Health Law and Policy and Northwell Health

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Wednesday August 2, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM GNL Tech Squad at Main  
   

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

Reference area

No appointments necessary - first come, first served.

    Location: Reference area
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

THE DRESSMAKER

2015, 119 minutes, R

Director:  Jocelyn Moorhouse

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Thursday August 3, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM FINDING YOUR BALANCE: Eastern Serenity Meets Western Activity
presented by Mankh
 
   

A Cultural, Philosophical and Artistic presentation about what happens when East and West meet. From the East, The Way of Tao advises "going and pausing" on one's life-path. In the West, however, we are often told to "keep going and going and...", however Native Peoples’ ways bear many similarities with the East. Through Zen stories, music, poetry, current events, discussion, and more, this presentation will share ways to help learn about and balance East and West within. To read Mankh’s  essay on the topic: East and West, More or Less.
http://axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/Article_61947.shtml

Mankh (Walter E. Harris III) is a writer, editor, and small press publisher; he has helped produce over 70 books. He is resident poet and essay contributor at axisoflogic.com. His affinity for Asian arts finds its expression with haiku and brush calligraphy. As part of his holistic-spiritual path, Mankh is guided by Taoist and Buddhist philosophy, and has an affinity for Native ways. He also enjoys music, meditation, gardening, and keeping up with world news and trends.

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein  
   

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

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

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

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

$30 Registration Fee for entire series

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

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

Registration begins Friday, June 23.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Friday August 4, 2017
   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

Monday August 7, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein  
   

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

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

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

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

$30 Registration Fee for entire series

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

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

Registration begins Friday, June 23.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday August 8, 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
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Antiques Road Show presented by Eddie Costello  
   

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Wednesday August 9, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM GNL Tech Squad at Main  
   

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

Reference area

No appointments necessary - first come, first served.

    Location: Reference area
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

THE RED TURTLE

2016, 81 minutes, PG, Animated

Director:  Michael Dudok De Wit

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mother Daughter Book Discussions facilitated by librarian Barbara Buckley  
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Thursday August 10, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Astrology 101 with Astrologer Patricia Weiss  
   

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

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

       

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein  
   

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

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

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

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

$30 Registration Fee for entire series

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

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

Registration begins Friday, June 23.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Friday August 11, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Write Your Story Now with Andrea Rothman  
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

Monday August 14, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein  
   

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

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

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

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

$30 Registration Fee for entire series

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

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

Registration begins Friday, June 23.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday August 15, 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 August 16, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM GNL Tech Squad at Main  
   

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

Reference area

No appointments necessary - first come, first served.

    Location: Reference area
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

LOVING

2016, 123 minutes, PG-13

Director:  Jeff Nichols

Cast:       Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Michael Shannon

Synopsis:   The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court.

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
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 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

Thursday August 17, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Discovering Our Inner Essence Through Awareness Book Discussion Series with Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh  
   

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

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

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Social Security for Women  
   

Presented by Foresters Financial Services, Inc.

This program will focus on what women need to know to maximize retirement income. It will address questions such as: How can I maximize my Social Security  benefits? Are there survivor benefits if my husband or ex-husband dies? If I get divorced, are  there divorced-spouse benefits? How can I best coordinate retirement benefits with my husband?  What Social Security planning should I consider before remarrying?

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

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

$30 Registration Fee for entire series

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

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

Registration begins Friday, June 23.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Friday August 18, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Write Your Story Now with Andrea Rothman  
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

Tuesday August 22, 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  -  2:30 PM Sleep Apnea presented by Dr. Saul Rothenberg
Northwell Health
 
   

Attendees will learn about normal sleep, and how sleep changes as we age.  They will learn about insomnia, why it is so common, some of its consequences, and several self-guided strategies for decreasing insomnia.

Dr. Saul Rothenberg is a licensed psychologist and a diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine since 1988. He was one of the first sleep specialists in the United States certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine in 2003. He specializes in the behavioral treatment of sleep disorders in children, adolescents, and adults. His interests include insomnia, sleep fragmentation, sleep deprivation, and circadian rhythm sleep disorders. He has been an integral part of the Northwell Sleep Disorders Center since 1996.

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

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

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

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

Wednesday August 23, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

ARRIVAL

2016, 116 minutes, PG-13

Director:  Denis Villeneuve 

Cast:       Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Michael Stuhlbarg, Forest Whitaker, Mark O'Brien

Synopsis:   When mysterious spacecraft touch down around the world, a team, including linguist Louise Banks, is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers, and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.

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 August 25, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Write Your Story Now with Andrea Rothman  
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

Tuesday August 29, 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 August 30, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Mother Daughter Book Discussions facilitated by librarian Barbara Buckley  
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

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

OUR KIND OF TRAITOR

2016, 108 minutes, R

Director:  Susanna White

Cast:       Naomie Harris, Ewan McGregor, Damian Lewis, Stellan Skarsgard

Synopsis:   While on vacation, a married couple unwittingly befriends a flamboyant and charismatic Russian named Dima, who, unbeknownst to them, is a kingpin money launderer for the mafia. When Dima confides to his new friends that he plans to escape from the mob, they're quickly swept into the dangerous world of international espionage. The unlikely companions must undertake a perilous journey through Paris, Bern and London in order to save Dima and his family.

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Thursday September 7, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM The Museum at Eldridge Street
Docent Presentation
 
   

On behalf of The Museum at Eldridge Street, docent Maxine Simson will share the rich history of The Eldridge Street Synagogue, an 1887 National Historic Landmark building on New York City's Lower East Side. She will provide context for the wave of Eastern European Jewish Immigration to the United States at the turn of the 20th century. She will share stories that shed light on Eldridge's early years, followed by an explanation of the changing Lower East Side neighborhood. The presentation will include photos and videos of the 20 year, $20 million restoration that brought the synagogue back to its early grandeur after years of decline.

Maxine Simson is a lecturer with the NYC Department of the Aging and the owner of The Natural Resources Public Relations DBA, a PR and multi-media company.

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

                                                  

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday September 12, 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
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Abstract Art by Women Artists (1945-70)
presented by Thomas Germano
 
   

Societal shifts in the post WWII era made it possible for more women to work professionally as artists, yet their work was often dismissed in the male dominated art world. Reflecting an international language that transcended national and regional narratives, abstraction dominated artistic practice during these years.  

Inspired by the MoMA's 'Making Spaces' exhibit and drawn mostly from MoMA's collection, works presented will range from the boldly gestural canvases of Lee Krasner, Helen Frankenthaler, and Joan Mitchell; geometries by Lygia Clark, Lygia Pape, and Gego; reductive abstractions of Agnes Martin, Anne Truitt, and Jo Baer; fiber weavings of Magdalena Abakanowicz, Sheila Hicks, and Lenore Tawney; and the process-oriented sculptures of Lee Bontecou, Louise Bourgeois, and Eva Hesse. 

Join Professor Thomas Germano who will present this visual lecture that reflects the MoMA's 2017 'Making Spaces' exhibition.

Thomas Germano is an artist and Art Professor at Farmingdale State College, SUNY.

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

 

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Wednesday September 13, 2017 -  Wednesday October 25, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Hokusai and the Heyoke
In The Gallery
 
   

Using animals, symbols, and references of Native American origin,
the images are combinations of different blocks that come together in monotype prints.
The result 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. Assisting art conservator Sherman Art Conservation in the restoration of historic Broadway theater 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

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

DOUGH

2015, 94 minutes, NR

Director:  John Goldschmidt

Cast:       Jonathan Pryce, Pauline Collins, Jerome Holder

Synopsis:   Story of the unlikely friendship of an old Jewish baker and a teenage Muslim boy. A warmhearted and gently humorous story about overcoming prejudice and finding redemption in unexpected places.

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
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 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.

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    Location: Main Library Community Room

Thursday September 14, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Nassau County Dept. of Assessment
Property Tax Exemptions Workshop
 
   

Department of Assessment staff will provide individual assistance to any homeowner who would like to file for his or her Veterans, Senior Citizen, Cold War Veterans, Volunteer Firefighters and Ambulance Workers, Limited Income Disability, or Home Improvement exemption on-site.  Enhanced STAR applications will also be processed for homeowners already enrolled in the STAR Program prior to January 2, 2015.   First-time/new homeowner Basic and Enhanced STAR applicants must register with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance for the Personal Income Tax Credit/Check Program by telephone at  (518) 457-2036 or on-line at https://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/star/register-for-star-credit.htm.  The Department of Taxation and Finance will determine the applicant’s eligibility for the Basic or Enhanced STAR Tax Credit/Check Program.

Homeowners who will be filing for a property tax exemption are encouraged to make copies of their 2016 Federal and State Income Tax Forms, Driver’s License, and any other documentation that is required prior to the workshop.  Documentation requirements can be viewed on the application available on the Department of Assessment website at www.mynassauproperty.com.

For further information regarding property tax exemptions that are offered by Nassau County, please contact the Department of Assessment at (516) 571-1500

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Friday September 15, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM STAR (Senior Theater Acting Repertory)  
   

A group of senior performers located in Queens for over 25 years, STAR (Senior Theater Acting Repertory) is committed to serving the diverse culture of Queens seniors and the community at large by presenting live theatrical programs that will entertain, inspire, and educate our audiences while showcasing its members’ talents and promoting a more positive image of older, “Young at Heart” adults. In recognition of its aims and efforts, STAR has been awarded grants through the Queens Council on the Arts and The Josephine Foundation.

 

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Sunday September 17, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Jimmy Moore Music: Fall Sampler  
   

Enjoy Jimmy Moore’s unique musical review that will entertain with opera, jazz, pop and musical theater all in one afternoon! This extraordinary performance includes songs from Bye-Bye Birdie, Showboat, The Toreador Aria from the opera Carmen, How High the Moon, as well as popular hits from Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder and the Rolling Stones. It is surely a show that should not be missed!

Jimmy Moore is a vocal performer and voice coach.

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Monday September 18, 2017
   5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM The Joys and Power of Conversation
Interactive Audio-Visual Presentation by Ron Gross
 
   
INTERACTIVE AUDIO-VISUAL PRESENTATION
By Ron Gross, Columbia University
 
Want to stimulate your mind with continued growth, learning, and creativity?  Make new lively-minded friends?   Turn away from your screens to re-engage with people, ideas, and issues?
 
Ron Gross hosts the monthly Socrates Salon at the Library, and is the author of Socrates’ Way, The Lifelong Learner,  and 20 other books.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday September 19, 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

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, & some non-Jewish musicians as well, have infused mainstream musical forms & styles — from popular song & musical theater to folk music & bluegrass; from classical music & jazz to reggae & world music — with Jewish passions & yearning as well as Jewish musical themes & motifs: with the sounds of Jewish chant & the texts of Jewish prayer.

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

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

Wednesday October 11, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Wednesday October 18, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Wednesday October 25, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Wednesday November 1, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Wednesday November 8, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Wednesday November 15, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

Wednesday November 29, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Wednesday December 6, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Wednesday December 13, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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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