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

FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS

2016, 110 minutes, PG-13

Director:     Stephen Frears

Cast:          Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Thursday April 27, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:15 PM Book Discussions Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh
Discovering Our Inner Essence Through Awareness
 
   

April 27:  Practicing the Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

Through practical techniques, meditations, and exercises Eckhart Tolle shows us how to "live a liberated life"; we will discuss some of his essential teachings including

* Seeing the world in the present moment
* freeing ourselves from "enslavement to the mind"
* living with awareness/consciousness on a daily basis

May 18: Rising Strong by Brene Brown

Rising Strong is a book about what it takes to get back up when we fall, and how owning our stories of struggle gives us the power to write a daring new ending.

June 8:  Happier by Tal Ben-Shahar

Grounded in the revolutionary "positive psychology" movement, Ben-Shahar combines scientific studies, scholarly research, self-help advice, and spiritual enlightenment principles that you can apply to your daily life.

Join us for one, two or all three discussions.  Book discussions will be led by reference librarian Mimi (Mahnaz) Rabizadeh

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

Registration begins on April 10.

Copies of the book will be available at the Library.

    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.

$35 registration for a series of 7 sessions.

Registration Required. Please register in person with the Programming & Publicity Dept. by check, money order (made out to the Great Neck Library) or cash. The fee is for the entire series and is not refundable for individual classes that cannot be attended.

Please call (516) 466-8055, ext. 208 for any further information.

Thursdays, April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 25, June 1 and  8    

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.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Saturday April 29, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  12:55 PM CANCELLED Ballroom Dancing with Donatas Nacajus  
   

Ballroom Dancing is formal social dancing in couples, popular as a recreation and also as a competitive activity. The ballroom dance repertoire includes dances developed from old European folk dances such as the waltz, Latin American dances such as the tango, rumba, and cha-cha, and dances of 20th-century origin such as the foxtrot and quickstep. Come join us and enjoy The Beauty and Magic of this Partnership Dancing Form. There are shortcuts to happiness and dancing is one of them. 

Born in Lithuania, Mr. Nacajus has been dancing since he was seven years old and has not stopped since. In his youth, he has won numerous dance competitions around the world. Since 2002, he has won professional dance competitions including 4th place in American Star Ball championships. Mr. Nacajus was a dance teacher at the Fred Astaire dance studio. He also leads the Montclair State University Ballroom and Latin Dance Team club.

$50 per person for entire series of 5 sessions:  April 29, May 6, 13, 20 and June 3

Registration required. Please register in person with the Programming & Publicity Dept. by check, money order or cash. The fee is for the entire series and is not refundable for individual classes that cannot be attended. Please call (516) 466-8055, ext. 208 for any further information.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Sunday April 30, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM The Vic Vincent Group Performs a Musical History Tour of Rock & Roll, Doo-Wop & Pop  
   

Join Vic on keyboard & guitar, Bill on drums, and Jim on sax as they pay tribute to the great artists whose songs have been the “soundtrack of our lives.” Journey on a Musical History Tour of Rock and Roll, DooWop and Pop as you begin in the 1950’s and travel through the decades.  The music, trivia, comical stories, costumes & props will bring back those wonderful memories of people, places and events during those special times.

Enjoy trivia, jokes, costumes and props reflecting the music and events of those times.

The show will include songs by artists, such as:

-Rock & Roll sounds of  Elvis, Bill Haley and the Comets, Dion and the Belmonts, the Tokens, Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, the Big Bopper, Wilson Pickett, Everly Brothers, Frankie Ford, Drifters, Four Seasons, Beatles, Billy Joel, and Roy Orbison;

-Doo-Wop harmonies of the Five Satins, Danny and the Juniors, Marcels, Duprees, Mystics, Capris, Elegants, Penguins, Del Vikings, and Little Anthony and the Imperials;

-Pop tunes of  Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Louie Prima, Englebert Humperdinck, Tom Jones, Righteous Brothers, Michael Buble`, Karen Carpenter and Neil Diamond;

-Story-telling Country songs by Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, & BJ Thomas

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 May 1, 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.

$35 registration for a series of 7 sessions

Registration Required. Please register in person with the Programming & Publicity Dept. by check, money order (made out to the Great Neck Library) or cash. The fee is for the entire series and is not refundable for individual classes that cannot be attended.

Please call (516) 466-8055, ext. 208 for any further information.

Mondays April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, and June 5

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.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday May 2, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Stay Young and Vital for Life
Guide for the Perplexed
Katz Institute Northwell Hospital
 
   

Everyone wants to know how to stay young and vital. This is your opportunity to hear about real techniques to maximize your chances for a long and healthy life. You’ll learn about brain health, exercise, diet and much more.

Presented by Dr. Penny Stern

Dr. Penny Stern is the Director of Preventive Medicine at the Department of Occupational Medicine, Epidemiology, and Prevention (formerly Population Health) at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, the Physician Oversight in the Office of Community and Public Health (OCPH), the Co-Chair of the system-wide CME Committee, and as an Assistant Professor at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine where she serves in a variety of capacities.

Register 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 Winter Brook Psychic Medium presents Mediumship: What is It?  
   

Join Winter Brook, psychic medium as she explains the various ways Mediums use to connect with those who have passed over into the World of Spirit. She will discuss how our deceased loved ones try to reach out to us during everyday life and how we can recognize signs without using mediumistic abilities. For those interested in developing their own abilities she will provide some tips and techniques you can use to connect on your own. During the program she will give a demonstration of mediumship by bringing through loved ones from the other side to some of the attendees using the various methods discussed.

Winter Brook is a psychic medium who maintains her office in Northport but gives programs throughout Long Island and across the U.S. She also teaches mediumship and is the cohost of a weekly internet radio show called, Wisdom of Spirit with Rose and Winter Brook.  She currently serves on the board of directors for the Northport Chamber of Commerce and is a former Rotarian and Woman of the year recognized for her volunteer humanitarian service.

For entertainment purposes only.

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

 

    Location: Main Library Community Room

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

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

No registration required.

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

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

2016, 137 minutes, R

Director:     Kenneth Lonergan

Cast:          Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Thursday May 4, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Author Talk with Robert Polner and Seymour P. Lachman
Failed State
 
   

Failed State: Dysfunction and Corruption in an American Statehouse By Seymour P. Lachman and Robert Polner

Failed State shines a light on the dark corners of New York’s legislature and points the way to much-needed reform. Drawing on his experiences both in and out of state government, former New York State senator Seymour P. Lachman reveals and explores Albany’s hush-hush, top-down processes, illuminating the hidden, secretive corners where the state assembly and state senate conduct the people’s business and spend public money.

Seymour P. Lachman is the Founding Director of the Hugh L. Carey Institute for Government Reform at Wagner College, where he is also Dean Emeritus and Distinguished University Professor Emeritus. A Democrat from Brooklyn, he served in the New York State Senate from 1996 through 2004 and is the author of Mr. New York: Lew Rudin and His Love for the City. Robert Polner is a Public Affairs Officer at New York University, and while working on this book was also Senior Research Fellow for the Carey Institute. Together Lachman and Polner are the coauthors of The Man Who Saved New York: Hugh Carey and the Great Fiscal Crisis of 1975, also published by SUNY Press.
 

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Register by calling 516-466-8055, 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.

$35 registration for a series of 7 sessions.

Registration Required. Please register in person with the Programming & Publicity Dept. by check, money order (made out to the Great Neck Library) or cash. The fee is for the entire series and is not refundable for individual classes that cannot be attended.

Please call (516) 466-8055, ext. 208 for any further information.

Thursdays, April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 25, June 1 and  8  

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.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Friday May 5, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Socrates Salon with Conversation Host Ron Gross  
   
NATURE:
What does it mean to YOU?
Recreation?  Resource?  Menace?  Solace?   Healing? Inspiration?  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.
 
No registration required.

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

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Saturday May 6, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  12:55 PM CANCELLED Ballroom Dancing with Donatas Nacajus  
   

Ballroom Dancing is formal social dancing in couples, popular as a recreation and also as a competitive activity. The ballroom dance repertoire includes dances developed from old European folk dances such as the waltz, Latin American dances such as the tango, rumba, and cha-cha, and dances of 20th-century origin such as the foxtrot and quickstep. Come join us and enjoy The Beauty and Magic of this Partnership Dancing Form. There are shortcuts to happiness and dancing is one of them. 

Born in Lithuania, Mr. Nacajus has been dancing since he was seven years old and has not stopped since. In his youth, he has won numerous dance competitions around the world. Since 2002, he has won professional dance competitions including 4th place in American Star Ball championships. Mr. Nacajus was a dance teacher at the Fred Astaire dance studio. He also leads the Montclair State University Ballroom and Latin Dance Team club.

$50 per person for entire series of 5 sessions:  April 29, May 6, 13, 20 and June 3

Registration required. Please register in person with the Programming & Publicity Dept. by check, money order or cash. The fee is for the entire series and is not refundable for individual classes that cannot be attended. Please call (516) 466-8055, ext. 208 for any further information.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Sunday May 7, 2017
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM The Music Advisory Committee Presents Looking Back, Moving Forward The Counterclockwise Ensemble  
   

Looking Back, Moving Forward: A Musical Odyssey with The Counterclockwise Ensemble

Join The Counterclockwise Ensemble for a unique listening experience that combines the intimacy and instrumentation of chamber music with the energy and vitality of a rock concert. Evoking the mood and spirit of both European and American classical masterpieces, the Ensemble will take you on a sonic journey that draws much of its inspiration from the natural beauty of the American landscape in full bloom and the hearty music of its people in celebration.

The Counterclockwise Ensemble is a guitar, strings and percussion quintet that plays contemporary American chamber music. Equally at home in a variety of genres, the group primarily plays the compositions of guitarist Rich Stein, sprinkling in pieces by Gustav Holst, Aaron Copland and Led Zeppelin as well as traditional American and Irish folk tunes into their sets.

Originally formed in order to perform the pieces on Stein’s CDs Unspoken (2003) and Counterclockwise (2007), the current ensemble includes founding members Rich Stein (guitar), Andrew and Rebecca Perea (violin and cello), Glen Saunders (double bass) and Jim Mansfield (percussion).

Please register at 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online. Great Neck Library District residents have priority for seating.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Monday May 8, 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.

$35 registration for a series of 7 sessions.

Registration Required. Please register in person with the Programming & Publicity Dept. by check, money order (made out to the Great Neck Library) or cash. The fee is for the entire series and is not refundable for individual classes that cannot be attended.

Please call (516) 466-8055, ext. 208  for any further information.

Mondays April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, and June 5

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.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday May 9, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM TED Talk
Body Language by Amy Cuddy
Discussion facilitated by Connie Lagan
 
   

TED Talk followed by Discussion

“Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are.”

Amy Cuddy, social psychologist, proved doctors wrong after her miraculous recovery from a severe head injury. She talks about how your body position influences others, and even your own brain.

TED is a nonpartisan nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 110 languages.

Please call 466-8055, ext. 208 to register or register online.

Other TED Talks:

April 25: Mindfulness by Andy Puddicombe

June 6:  Stress Management by Daniel Levitin

Come to one, two or all three TED Talks.

Connie Lagan is a motivational speaker and writer. She is a lecturer/coach in the areas of business development, career advancement and personal enrichment. She is also a meditation facilitator.

    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 May 10, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Buying or Selling Your Home
Nassau County Bar Assoc. Speaker Attorney Douglas Moyal
 
   

Roles your attorney will play when purchasing a home in New York:  Presentation will cover the roles that each attorney plays in a real estate transaction. This includes contract negotiations, the signing of the contract, title review and what to expect at the closing table.

Douglas Moyal is a partner at Mavrides, Moyal, Packman and Sadkin, a full service law firm. The real estate practice group at MMPS has extensive experience and specific knowledge of all aspects of buying, selling, leasing and financing residential and commercial properties, handling transactions throughout the nation.

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

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

MOTHER

1996, 103 minutes, PG-13

Director:     Albert Brooks

Cast:          Albert Brooks, Debbie Reynolds, Rob Morrow

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Thursday May 11, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein  
   

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

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

$35 registration for a series of 7 sessions.

Registration Required. Please register in person with the Programming & Publicity Dept. by check, money order (made out to the Great Neck Library) or cash. The fee is for the entire series and is not refundable for individual classes that cannot be attended.

Please call (516) 466-8055, ext. 208 for any further information.

Thursdays, April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 25, June 1 and  8  

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.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Saturday May 13, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  12:55 PM CANCELLED Ballroom Dancing with Donatas Nacajus  
   

Ballroom Dancing is formal social dancing in couples, popular as a recreation and also as a competitive activity. The ballroom dance repertoire includes dances developed from old European folk dances such as the waltz, Latin American dances such as the tango, rumba, and cha-cha, and dances of 20th-century origin such as the foxtrot and quickstep. Come join us and enjoy The Beauty and Magic of this Partnership Dancing Form. There are shortcuts to happiness and dancing is one of them. 

Born in Lithuania, Mr. Nacajus has been dancing since he was seven years old and has not stopped since. In his youth, he has won numerous dance competitions around the world. Since 2002, he has won professional dance competitions including 4th place in American Star Ball championships. Mr. Nacajus was a dance teacher at the Fred Astaire dance studio. He also leads the Montclair State University Ballroom and Latin Dance Team club.

$50 per person for entire series of 5 sessions:  April 29, May 6, 13, 20 and June 3

Registration required. Please register in person with the Programming & Publicity Dept. by check, money order or cash. The fee is for the entire series and is not refundable for individual classes that cannot be attended. Please call (516) 466-8055, ext. 208 for any further information.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Monday May 15, 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.

$35 registration for a series of 7 sessions.

Registration Required. Please register in person with the Programming & Publicity Dept. by check, money order (made out to the Great Neck Library) or cash. The fee is for the entire series and is not refundable for individual classes that cannot be attended.

Please call (516) 466-8055, ext. 208  for any further information.

Mondays April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, and June 5

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.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday May 16, 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 May 17, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

MOONLIGHT

2016, 111 minutes, R

Director:     Barry Jenkins

Cast:          Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Thursday May 18, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:15 PM Book Talk Series with Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh
Discovering Our Inner Essence Through Awareness
 
   

April 27:  Practicing the Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

Through practical techniques, meditations, and exercises Eckhart Tolle shows us how to "live a liberated life"; we will discuss some of his essential teachings including

* Seeing the world in the present moment
* freeing ourselves from "enslavement to the mind"
* living with awareness/consciousness on a daily basis

May 18: Rising Strong by Brene Brown

Rising Strong is a book about what it takes to get back up when we fall, and how owning our stories of struggle gives us the power to write a daring new ending.

June 8:  Happier by Tal Ben-Shahar

Grounded in the revolutionary "positive psychology" movement, Ben-Shahar combines scientific studies, scholarly research, self-help advice, and spiritual enlightenment principles that you can apply to your daily life.

Join us for one, two or all three discussions. Book discussions will be led by reference librarian Mimi (Mahnaz) Rabizadeh.
Register by calling 466-8055, ext. 218/219 or register online. 

Registration begins on April 10.

Copies of the book will be available at the Library.

 

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Friday May 19, 2017
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Travel Photography with Richard Slattery
Get Away, Get the Shot
 
   

Photojournalist Rich Slattery will give you a quick overview of camera basics and settings that apply to most photographic situations.  Please bring your camera, camera card, a charged battery, and manual. You will be able to take some practice shots. Rich Slattery will also show travel photos of his own and how they were created.

To register call (516) 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.


Saturday May 20, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  12:55 PM CANCELLED Ballroom Dancing with Donatas Nacajus  
   

Ballroom Dancing is formal social dancing in couples, popular as a recreation and also as a competitive activity. The ballroom dance repertoire includes dances developed from old European folk dances such as the waltz, Latin American dances such as the tango, rumba, and cha-cha, and dances of 20th-century origin such as the foxtrot and quickstep. Come join us and enjoy The Beauty and Magic of this Partnership Dancing Form. There are shortcuts to happiness and dancing is one of them. 

Born in Lithuania, Mr. Nacajus has been dancing since he was seven years old and has not stopped since. In his youth, he has won numerous dance competitions around the world. Since 2002, he has won professional dance competitions including 4th place in American Star Ball championships. Mr. Nacajus was a dance teacher at the Fred Astaire dance studio. He also leads the Montclair State University Ballroom and Latin Dance Team club.

$50 per person for entire series of 5 sessions:  April 29, May 6, 13, 20 and June 3

Registration required. Please register in person with the Programming & Publicity Dept. by check, money order or cash. The fee is for the entire series and is not refundable for individual classes that cannot be attended. Please call (516) 466-8055, ext. 208 for any further information.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Sunday May 21, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Brain Training for Everyone presented by Newsday Crossword Editor Stan Newman  
   

Newsday crossword editor Stan Newman hosts this 90-minute program, introducing you to numerous techniques of “mental calisthenics” that don’t involve puzzle-solving. You’ll learn how to employ them to make smarter decisions, build your creativity, become a better shopper, and more.

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Monday May 22, 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.

$35 registration for a series of 7 sessions.

Registration Required. Please register in person with the Programming & Publicity Dept. by check, money order (made out to the Great Neck Library) or cash. The fee is for the entire series and is not refundable for individual classes that cannot be attended.

Please call (516) 466-8055, ext. 208 for any further information.

Mondays April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, and June 5

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.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday May 23, 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 May 24, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

THE ACCOUNTANT

2016, 128 minutes, R

Director:     Gavin O'Connor

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   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. 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 May 25, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein  
   

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

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

$35 registration for a series of 7 sessions.

Registration Required. Please register in person with the Programming & Publicity Dept. by check, money order (made out to the Great Neck Library) or cash. The fee is for the entire series and is not refundable for individual classes that cannot be attended.

Please call (516) 466-8055, ext. 208 for any further information.

Thursdays, April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 25, June 1 and  8    

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.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

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

AMERICAN PASTORAL

2016, 108 minutes, R

Director:     Ewan McGregor

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Thursday June 1, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein  
   

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

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

$35 registration for a series of 7 sessions.

Registration Required. Please register in person with the Programming & Publicity Dept. by check, money order (made out to the Great Neck Library) or cash. The fee is for the entire series and is not refundable for individual classes that cannot be attended.

Please call (516) 466-8055, ext. 208 for any further information.

Thursdays, April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 25, June 1 and  8

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.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Saturday June 3, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  12:55 PM CANCELLED Ballroom Dancing with Donatas Nacajus  
   

Ballroom Dancing is formal social dancing in couples, popular as a recreation and also as a competitive activity. The ballroom dance repertoire includes dances developed from old European folk dances such as the waltz, Latin American dances such as the tango, rumba, and cha-cha, and dances of 20th-century origin such as the foxtrot and quickstep. Come join us and enjoy The Beauty and Magic of this Partnership Dancing Form. There are shortcuts to happiness and dancing is one of them. 

Born in Lithuania, Mr. Nacajus has been dancing since he was seven years old and has not stopped since. In his youth, he has won numerous dance competitions around the world. Since 2002, he has won professional dance competitions including 4th place in American Star Ball championships. Mr. Nacajus was a dance teacher at the Fred Astaire dance studio. He also leads the Montclair State University Ballroom and Latin Dance Team club.

$50 per person for entire series of 5 sessions:  April 29, May 6, 13, 20 and June 3

Registration required. Please register in person with the Programming & Publicity Dept. by check, money order or cash. The fee is for the entire series and is not refundable for individual classes that cannot be attended. Please call (516) 466-8055, ext. 208 for any further information.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Sunday June 4, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Cyndi Hazell and Rick Laban Present A Tribute to James Taylor and Carole King  
   

Rick and Cyndi play a musical tribute to the greatest hits of the most adored songwriters of a generation. Hear You’ve Got a Friend, Shower the People, Up on the Roof and much more. The show includes fascinating tales of how James and Carole first met and recorded together. Learn about songs you never knew were penned by Carole King, but were huge hits for other artists.

Cyndi Hazell is a show-stopping vocalist who played the lead role in a European tour of Hair and has worked with some top recording artists and at NY venues like Citi Field.

Rick Laban of Acoustically Correct is an engaging story-teller, singer, and guitarist who has been performing James Taylor’s music around NY for over 30 years.

Please register at 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online. Great Neck Library District residents have priority for seating.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Monday June 5, 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.

$35 registration for a series of 7 sessions.

Registration Required. Please register in person with the Programming & Publicity Dept. by check, money order (made out to the Great Neck Library) or cash. The fee is for the entire series and is not refundable for individual classes that cannot be attended.

Please call (516) 466-8055, ext. 208 for any further information.

Mondays April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, and June 5

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.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday June 6, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM TED Talk
How to Stay Calm When You Know You’ll Be Stressed by Daniel Levitin
 
   

TED Talk followed by Discussion facilitated by Connie Lagan

Daniel Levitin, a neuroscientist, thinks there is a way to avoid making critical mistakes in stressful situations. “We are all going to fail now and then,” he says. The idea is to think ahead to what those failures might be.”

TED is a nonpartisan nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 110 languages.

Please call 466-8055, ext. 208 to register or register online.

Join other TED Talk Discussions:

April 25: Mindfulness by Andy Puddicombe

May 9:  Body Language by Amy Cuddy

Come to one, two or all three TED Talks

Connie Lagan is a motivational speaker and writer. She is a lecturer/coach in the areas of business development, career advancement and personal enrichment. She is also a meditation facilitator.

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

JACKIE

2016, 100 minutes, R

Director:     Pablo Larrain

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Thursday June 8, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:15 PM Book Talk Series with Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh
Discovering Our Inner Essence Through Awareness
 
   

April 27:  Practicing the Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

Through practical techniques, meditations, and exercises Eckhart Tolle shows us how to "live a liberated life"; we will discuss some of his essential teachings including

* Seeing the world in the present moment
* freeing ourselves from "enslavement to the mind"
* living with awareness/consciousness on a daily basis

May 18: Rising Strong by Brene Brown

Rising Strong is a book about what it takes to get back up when we fall, and how owning our stories of struggle gives us the power to write a daring new ending.

June 8:  Happier by Tal Ben-Shahar

Grounded in the revolutionary "positive psychology" movement, Ben-Shahar combines scientific studies, scholarly research, self-help advice, and spiritual enlightenment principles that you can apply to your daily life.

Join us for one, two or all three discussions.  Book discussions will be led by reference librarian Mimi (Mahnaz) Rabizadeh.
Register by calling 466-8055, ext. 218/219 or register online. 

Registration begins on April 10.

Copies of the book will be available at the Library.

    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.

$35 registration for a series of 7 sessions.

Registration Required. Please register in person with the Programming & Publicity Dept. by check, money order (made out to the Great Neck Library) or cash. The fee is for the entire series and is not refundable for individual classes that cannot be attended.

Please call (516) 466-8055, ext. 208 for any further information.

Thursdays, April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 25, June 1 and  8.  

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.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Friday June 9, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Saint Francis Hospital Community Outreach Van at Main  
   

St. Francis offers free health screenings using their state-of-the-art outreach van. These screenings include a brief cardiac history, blood pressure, simple blood test for cholesterol, and diabetes screenings with the appropriate patient education and referrals needed for clients above the age of 18.

No registration required.   First come, first served.

    Location: Outside Parking Lot
   3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Socrates Salon with Conversation Host Ron Gross  
   

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

Topics announced in advance
on flip chart at the Information Desk.
 
No registration required.

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

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Saturday June 10, 2017
   11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM FOOD: The Good, the Bad, and the Evil
presented by Gary Feldman
 
   

Either you eat to live or eat to die.  Protect mind and body by mastering the skill of food selection. Gary Feldman, nutrition specialist, will raise your Food IQ and show you how to Mangia for Life!  Learn what genetically modified (GMOs) food is doing to you. Also, gain knowledge of the connection between harmful food production processes and many of your ailments.  

Gary shows us what’s left of nature that will help you to avoid and counteract the consequences of consuming food from biotech labs and factory farms.  Find out why and how food pollinators are being wiped out to extinction (a five-alarm).  Be empowered to ASK questions and GET ANSWERS.

Gary Feldman is a continuing education instructor and lecturer in food (GMOs, organic, and conventional), nutritional supplements, the ecosystem and sustainable living.  An innovator in the nutritional supplement field, he created a first of its kind retail specialty catalog of all name-brand vegetarian supplements and cruelty-free personal care products, and did extensive research for customers.  Gary has over 25 years in this field.

Register by calling (516) 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

                                                                                                                                                                                           

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Sunday June 11, 2017
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Russia: A Composer's Revolution
presented by the Music Advisory Committee
 
   

Masterwork Conversations

Pianists Matthew Harrison and Vlada Yaneva present

Russia: A Composer’s Revolution

Lying in the east, for many years beyond the reach of western classical harmonies, Russia waited for the right moment to make its debut upon the European musical scene.  When it finally did, an explosion of composers brought Russia to the forefront of the European tradition with a passion and genius that still shines brightly today.  Tchaikovsky was the first and guiding light of a new voice that merged western forms with a distinctly Russian flair for raw, unbridled emotion.  Soon followed the composer-pianist pair of Rachmaninoff and Scriabin, classmates and rivals whose works rise to the summit of pianistic perfection.  Stravinsky later changed everything music could be, leading the forefront of the avant-garde with a music that shocked and amazed audiences, and even provoked a riot in Paris!  Russia still remains “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma,” but Masterwork Conversations will get to the center of this musical matryoshka doll! 

Pianists Matthew Harrison and Vlada Yaneva have been bringing Masterwork Conversations to audiences since their inaugural Chopin series in 2010.  Their performances have taken them from stages in Europe to Carnegie Hall to the airwaves of WQXR, and the Wall Street Journal has featured Mr. Harrison’s article on Grieg: “Norwegian Soul Laid Bare.”  Their open conversation recital format has brought new musical insight and enjoyment to audiences of every age and experience.  In 2015 they released their debut CD, The Imagination of the Folk.

Please register at 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online. Great Neck Library District residents have priority for seating.

                                        

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday June 13, 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 14, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

FENCES

2016, 138 minutes, PG-13

Director:     Denzel Washington

Cast:          Denzel Washington, Viola Davis

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday June 20, 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 21, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

DOCTOR STRANGE

2016, 115 minutes, PG-13

Director:     Scott Derrickson

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   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

Saturday June 24, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM How to Buy, Lease or Sell a New or Used Car
Nassau County Bar Assoc. Speaker Anthony Ballato, Esq
 
   

Anthony Ballato, Esq. will cover financing, warranties and extended warranties, reliability, and pitfalls and traps for the unwary when either buying or leasing a new or used car. He will go over what to look for in a lease or finance agreement. He will also discuss what you need to know when selling your vehicle.

Anthony Ballato, Esq. has over 25 years of experience in helping auto consumers and suing dealers and manufacturers and would be pleased to speak at various events or groups.

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

 

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

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
   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

Tuesday July 11, 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 July 12, 2017
   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

Tuesday July 18, 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 July 19, 2017
   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

Tuesday July 25, 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 July 26, 2017
   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

Tuesday August 1, 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 August 2, 2017
   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

Tuesday August 8, 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 August 9, 2017
   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

Tuesday August 15, 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 August 16, 2017
   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

Tuesday August 22, 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 August 23, 2017
   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

Tuesday August 29, 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 September 6, 2017
   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

Wednesday September 13, 2017
   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

Wednesday September 27, 2017
   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

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