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Monday July 23, 2018
   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.

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only.  Registration begins June 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and July 2 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library .  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

Classes July 9 to 30, August 6 to 20, and September 17.

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM An Afternoon at the Barnes Museum presented by Louise Cella Caruso  
   

In this PowerPoint presentation, we will examine select works of impressionist, post-impressionist and early modern works on display at the Barnes Museum.  Dr. Albert Barnes assembled one of the world’s most important holdings of fine art. From the moment the gallery became available, Dr. Barnes excitedly installed his collection.  The Barnes Museum holds 3000 masterpieces: 181 Renoir’s, 69 Cezanne’s, 59 Matisse’s, 46 Picasso’s, 16 Modigliani’s, 7 Van Gogh’s, and a myriad of decorative art objects. The collection has been praised for the singularity, boldness, and independence of Barnes’ vision.

Louise Cella Caruso has developed 23 art lectures thus far. She has a certification in art and antique appraising from C.W. Post, LIU’s Appraisal Institute.  She continued course study at museums in the US and Europe. Her research is ongoing.

Registration suggested beginning June 25 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254, or register online.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday July 24, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM 3D Printing for Beginners!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 ext.246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

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Join us for this 4-week program on the basics of 3d printing and design. Work with Makerbot Print, Thingiverse, and Tinkercad to print existing designs and make your own!

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Let’s Face the Music and Dance: The Films of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers with Philip Harwood  
   

We see great chemistry in the musical films of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Starring in nine classic musicals at RKO, and then a reunion film at MGM, Astaire and Rogers not only advanced the genre of dance in the Hollywood Musical, but during a period of national economic crisis, this pair pulled us away from the misery of the world, danced their way into our hearts, and fulfilled our dreams. Film Historian Philip Harwood discusses the wonderful  films of Astaire and Rogers, with clips from  such films as Top Hat, Swing Time, Shall We Dance, The Barkleys of Broadway, and others.

Philip Harwood is a Film Historian and lectures on film at LIU: Post, where he is an Adjunct Lecturer in the Hutton House Lectures.  He teaches film studies at 92nd Street Y and the JCC in Manhattan and is a published author.

Registration suggested beginning June 25 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254, or register online.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Wednesday July 25, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess at Main  
   

Enjoy a game of chess.   All skill levels welcome.

    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD

2017, 132 minutes, rated R

Director:  Ridley Scott

Cast:      Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg, Timothy Hutton, Charlie Plummer, Romain Duris

Synopsis: The kidnapping of sixteen-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail to convince his billionaire grandfather to pay the ransom.

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 26, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Sun Safety: Protecting Yourself from Skin Cancer (and Dehydration)
Dr. Penny Stern of Northwell
 
   

With the summer here, it's especially timely to remember a few key rules regarding sun safety. This presentation will look at how we can have fun in the sun without increasing the risk for skin cancer.  It will also discuss the importance of proper hydration in the summer (and all year 'round.)

Please note earlier starting time.

                                                                                                        

Dr. Penny Stern is the Director, Preventive Medicine at the Department of Occupational Medicine, Epidemiology, and Prevention and the Center for Equity of Care, the Co-Chair of the system-wide Continuing Medical Education Committee, and an Assistant Professor at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine.  She is board-certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. 

Registration suggested beginning June 25 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254, 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.

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only.  Registration begins June 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and July 2 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library .  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

Classes July 12 & 26, August 2 to 23, September 6 & 13.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Friday July 27, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Writer Within facilitated by Lynda Aron  
   

Access your authentic voice and explore the power of imagination, self-expression and storytelling. New writers, professionals and everyone in between are welcome.  Sharing is encouraged but not required.

Published author Lynda Aron has taught writing workshops and book discussion groups for the past thirty years. She has taught in high schools, universities, community centers such as Gilda’s Club in Manhattan, her salon, and hospitals worldwide. As chairwoman of both public and private writing programs, she created and still advocates for developing authentic and creative writers. She is also an accomplished editor who guides participants with compassion and expertise.

Registration suggested beginning June 25 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254, or register online.

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Saturday July 28, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi with Joseph Panico  
   

Tai Chi is an internal form of martial art that is practiced for health and self-defense. Incorporating breathing with slow and fluid movements, the exercise connects the internal focus of the mind with the external control of the body.  Practicing Tai Chi ultimately leads to Improved Circulation, Better Balance, Greater Flexibility, Increased Energy and Reduced Tension.

Joseph Panico has been practicing martial arts for more than 15 years.  He began his Tai Chi training in 1997 at Red Dragon Kung Fu Center under Sifu Rafael Gomez and has been studying Tai Chi and Qigong extensively with Sifu Joseph Laracuenta since 2002. “Our goal is to live a long and healthy life.  By focusing on ourselves we get to improve the quality of our life.  And by expressing that quality outward we get to improve the lives of others.”Joseph has also won numerous awards at the US Open Martial Arts Championship in Queens, NY, has performed Tai Chi at Citi Field, and has appeared as a guest on the Project Independence Radio Show 88.1FM WCWP.

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes. In-person registration only (check, cash or money order made payable to "Great Neck Library") beginning June 25 for Great Neck School District residents and July 2 for non-residents.

Series runs July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25 and September 8.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Monday July 30, 2018
   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.

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only.  Registration begins June 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and July 2 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library .  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

Classes July 9 to 30, August 6 to 20, and September 17.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday July 31, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM 3D Printing for Beginners!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 ext.246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Image result for 3d printing

Join us for this 4-week program on the basics of 3d printing and design. Work with Makerbot Print, Thingiverse, and Tinkercad to print existing designs and make your own!

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM CANCELLED Found Poetry from Old Books with Librarian Christy Orquera  
   

Cancelled.  We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Join us for an afternoon of creativity while saving the planet. We’re upcycling discarded books to create “found poetry” and art. You’ll learn how to “find” poetry and create something truly one-of-a-kind by choosing words or phrases from any page of any book and reframing it into a literary collage. We’ll provide the things you’ll need to create something unique and inspirational. No registration required. For further information, call the Reference Dept. (Christy or Donna) at (516) 466-8055, ext. 218.

No registration required.

    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Which Zodiac Sign Am I Compatible With?
presented by Maria DeSimone, Astrologer
 
   

Every astrological sign is unique in its expression; i.e., Cancers are more emotional than  Aquarians; Capricorns are more practical than Sagittarians, and Scorpios are more loyal than Geminis. When it comes to astrology, more often than not - birds of a feather don't necessarily flock together.   Join astrologer Maria DeSimone and find out how the different signs of the zodiac interact with one another.

"A series of life events pulled me into astrology and I was awakened to embrace my true life direction. Today, I see how it all fits. My background in psychology and love of communication are natural complements to a unique profession as a counseling astrologer."   Maria serves as President for the Long Island, New York chapter of the National Council for Geocosmic Research (NCGR), one of the leading professional astrology organizations. 

Registration suggested beginning June 25 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254, or register online.

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM CANCELLED Found Poetry from Old Books with Librarian Christy Orquera  
   

Cancelled - we apologize for any inconvenience.

 

Join us for an afternoon of creativity while saving the planet. We’re upcycling discarded books to create “found poetry” and art. You’ll learn how to “find” poetry and create something truly one-of-a-kind by choosing words or phrases from any page of any book and reframing it into a literary collage. We’ll provide the things you’ll need to create something unique and inspirational. No registration required. For further information, call the Reference Dept. (Christy or Donna) at (516) 466-8055, ext. 218.

No registration required.

    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Wednesday August 1, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess at Main  
   

Enjoy a game of chess.   All skill levels welcome.

    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN

2017, 105 minutes, rated PG

Director:  Michael Gracey

Cast:      Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron

Synopsis:  Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, the musical tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation

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 2, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM The New Woman and the 5-Cent Hot Dog Art Lecture/Slides presented by Evelyn Silver  
   
Come and see how major artists capture, in their paintings, the spirit of the time (1920-1940). They show us the changing roles of women from shop girl to stenographer to siren. Among the artists presented will be Isabel Bishop, Raphael Soyer, Kenneth Hayes Miller, and Reginald Marsh.
 
Evelyn Silver is a docent with the Nassau County Museum of Art, and lecturer - University Without Walls.
 
Fourteenth St., 1932 (oil on canvas, 14 x 26")
by Isabel Bishop

Registration suggested beginning June 25 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254, 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.

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only.  Registration begins June 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and July 2 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library .  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

Classes July 12 & 26, August 2 to 23, September 6 & 13.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Friday August 3, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Socrates Salon with Conversation Host Ron Gross  
   

HOPE: Its Power and Potential in Our Lives and Our Politics

1.    What role does hope play in your life today?  Is it a factor in your planning, coping, and social life?
2.    Is Hope part of your religious or spiritual outlook?
3.    What do you understand about the role of Hope in healthfulness and in coping with illness?
4.    How would you relate Hope to “wishful thinking”, “denial”, and other forms of “false hope”?
5.    Do you view Hope as a skill or set of skills (e.g., self-motivation, grit, determination, resourcefulness)?
6.    What are your hopes for our nation?

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 ch art 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

No registration required.

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Saturday August 4, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi with Joseph Panico  
   

Tai Chi is an internal form of martial art that is practiced for health and self-defense. Incorporating breathing with slow and fluid movements, the exercise connects the internal focus of the mind with the external control of the body.  Practicing Tai Chi ultimately leads to Improved Circulation, Better Balance, Greater Flexibility, Increased Energy and Reduced Tension.

Joseph Panico has been practicing martial arts for more than 15 years.  He began his Tai Chi training in 1997 at Red Dragon Kung Fu Center under Sifu Rafael Gomez and has been studying Tai Chi and Qigong extensively with Sifu Joseph Laracuenta since 2002. “Our goal is to live a long and healthy life.  By focusing on ourselves we get to improve the quality of our life.  And by expressing that quality outward we get to improve the lives of others.”Joseph has also won numerous awards at the US Open Martial Arts Championship in Queens, NY, has performed Tai Chi at Citi Field, and has appeared as a guest on the Project Independence Radio Show 88.1FM WCWP.

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes. In-person registration only (check, cash or money order made payable to "Great Neck Library") beginning June 25 for Great Neck School District residents and July 2 for non-residents.

Series runs July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25 and September 8.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Monday August 6, 2018
   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.

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only.  Registration begins June 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and July 2 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library .  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

Classes July 9 to 30, August 6 to 20, and September 17.

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Origami Workshop with Librarian Jennifer Ransom  
   

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Learn the Dahlia Fold and the many ways it can be used to create an origami project. Facilitated by Librarian Jennifer Ransom.

All material is included and registration is strongly suggested (for material).  Limited to 10.  Register beginning July 25 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Author John P. Cardone
The Healing Power of Nature
 
   

Author and Wildlife Photographer John P. Cardone

The Healing Power of Nature: A Practical Exploration of How Nature Can Influence Our Health and Well - Being

Along the way, John calls on over 30 years as a patient & health education video producer, his own fight with illness, and his years as a lover of the outdoors, while presenting scientific facts. Enjoy John’s waterscape and wildlife photographs while discovering how to reconnect with nature. Learn about which nature we are referring to, the importance of calming your mind, the health benefits of the outdoors, happiness & the restorative advantage of nature, and why it is especially important to share this spirit with children—all of which will inspire you to spend more time with nature.

John’s photography will be on display in the Library’s Gallery during the month of August.

         

Registration suggested beginning June 25 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254, or register online.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday August 7, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Eddie and Jean Costello's Trash or Treasure Antiques Road Show  
   

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 have priority for registration.

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

Registration begins June 25 at 10:00 a.m. by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM 3D Printing for Beginners!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 ext.246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Image result for 3d printing

Join us for this 4-week program on the basics of 3d printing and design. Work with Makerbot Print, Thingiverse, and Tinkercad to print existing designs and make your own!

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Wednesday August 8, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess at Main  
   

Enjoy a game of chess.   All skill levels welcome.

    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

2017, 132 minutes, rated R

Director:  Luca Guadagnino

Cast:      Armie Hammer, Timothee Chalamet, Michael Stuhlberg

Synopsis:  In Northern Italy in 1983, seventeen-year-old Elio begins a relationship with visiting Oliver, his father's research assistant, with whom he bonds over his emerging sexuality, their Jewish heritage, and the beguiling Italian landscape.

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

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

Our busy lives pull us in many directions. Taking time to be still, present, and focused has many benefits. Meditation is a practice that strengthens our focus and attention, as well as releases stress to stay healthy. Open to all skill levels. Please bring a mat or use our chairs.

Carolyn Carpentiere is passionate about mind-body health and it is her belief that it holds the solution to most all health problems. Carolyn received her 200 hour yoga certification at Long Island Yoga School in 2009 and has continued to work in and study many other holistic solutions to health including Mindfulness Meditation and Reiki. She has studied at Kripalu in the Berkshires, Yoga International and the Open Center in NYC. She has passion for learning solutions to help people connect to their innate healing potential. She teaches at gyms, clinical centers, corporations and privately in the NY area.

Registration suggested beginning June 25 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254, or register online.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Thursday August 9, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM The Biology of Belief: Discover the Power of Your Subconscious Mind with Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh  
   

Discover the Power of Your Subconscious Mind and How to Reprogram Old Beliefs

Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh will be discussing scientist Bruce Lipton's research on mind-body-spirit connection and how your beliefs can affect your biology and health.

    

Registration strongly suggested beginning June 25 at 10:00 a.m. by calling 466-8055 exts. 218/219 or register online.

    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.

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only.  Registration begins June 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and July 2 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library .  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

Classes July 12 & 26, August 2 to 23, September 6 & 13.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Saturday August 11, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi with Joseph Panico  
   

Tai Chi is an internal form of martial art that is practiced for health and self-defense. Incorporating breathing with slow and fluid movements, the exercise connects the internal focus of the mind with the external control of the body.  Practicing Tai Chi ultimately leads to Improved Circulation, Better Balance, Greater Flexibility, Increased Energy and Reduced Tension.

Joseph Panico has been practicing martial arts for more than 15 years.  He began his Tai Chi training in 1997 at Red Dragon Kung Fu Center under Sifu Rafael Gomez and has been studying Tai Chi and Qigong extensively with Sifu Joseph Laracuenta since 2002. “Our goal is to live a long and healthy life.  By focusing on ourselves we get to improve the quality of our life.  And by expressing that quality outward we get to improve the lives of others.”Joseph has also won numerous awards at the US Open Martial Arts Championship in Queens, NY, has performed Tai Chi at Citi Field, and has appeared as a guest on the Project Independence Radio Show 88.1FM WCWP.

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes. In-person registration only (check, cash or money order made payable to "Great Neck Library") beginning June 25 for Great Neck School District residents and July 2 for non-residents.

Series runs July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25 and September 8.

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM New Beginnings Singles 50 Plus with Marla Matthews  
   

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 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.

No registration required.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Monday August 13, 2018
   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.

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only.  Registration begins June 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and July 2 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library .  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

Classes July 9 to 30, August 6 to 20, and September 17.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday August 14, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Great Decisions Encore with Librarian Christy Orquera  
   
  • The Waning of Pax Americana?

 Call 466-8055, ext. 218, 219 or 254 for further information, to register or register online.

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM 3D Printing for Beginners!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 ext.246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Image result for 3d printing

Join us for this 4-week program on the basics of 3d printing and design. Work with Makerbot Print, Thingiverse, and Tinkercad to print existing designs and make your own!

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Great Decisions Encore with Librarian Christy Orquera  
   
  • Russia’s Foreign Policy

Call 466-8055, ext. 218, 219 or 254 to register or for further information, or register online.

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Allies in Wellness
Hot, Sizzling Facts on the Power of Now with Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh
 
   

New study group led by Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh, focusing on a 360-degree perspective on wellness.  Discussions will focus on 4 elements of wellness: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.

          WELLNESS

Registration strongly suggested beginning June 25 at 10:00 a.m. by calling 466-8055 exts. 218/219 or register online.

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Wednesday August 15, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess at Main  
   

Enjoy a game of chess.   All skill levels welcome.

    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

LEISURE SEEKER

2017, 112 minutes, rated R

Director:  Paolo Virzi

Cast:      Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland, Janel Maloney, Joshua Mikel, Kirsty Mitchell, Dana Ivey, Christian Mckay

Synopsis:  A couple go on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker.

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 16, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Running Against The Machine presented by Jim Coll  
   
Few local elections demonstrate the dysfunction of New York election law as much as the only Republican primary race for a seat on the Nassau County Legislature in 2017.  James Coll, former candidate for the 15th District, and Christopher Paolillo, the campaign manager, will provide an eye-opening, non-partisan discussion about the seemingly insurmountable challenges they faced getting on the ballot from the day they announced to Election Day.  If there was any doubt you had about the need to reform our state’s election system, this lecture will provide some valuable answers and leave you asking some important questions as well.
 

Jim Coll is an Adjunct Professor of American and Constitutional History at Hofstra University and Nassau Community College, an NYPD detective and the founder of ChangeNYS, a nonprofit organization formed to educate New Yorkers about the need for nonpartisan civic understanding and political reform in the state. 

Registration suggested beginning June 25 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254, 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.

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only.  Registration begins June 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and July 2 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library .  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

Classes July 12 & 26, August 2 to 23, September 6 & 13.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Saturday August 18, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi with Joseph Panico  
   

Tai Chi is an internal form of martial art that is practiced for health and self-defense. Incorporating breathing with slow and fluid movements, the exercise connects the internal focus of the mind with the external control of the body.  Practicing Tai Chi ultimately leads to Improved Circulation, Better Balance, Greater Flexibility, Increased Energy and Reduced Tension.

Joseph Panico has been practicing martial arts for more than 15 years.  He began his Tai Chi training in 1997 at Red Dragon Kung Fu Center under Sifu Rafael Gomez and has been studying Tai Chi and Qigong extensively with Sifu Joseph Laracuenta since 2002. “Our goal is to live a long and healthy life.  By focusing on ourselves we get to improve the quality of our life.  And by expressing that quality outward we get to improve the lives of others.”Joseph has also won numerous awards at the US Open Martial Arts Championship in Queens, NY, has performed Tai Chi at Citi Field, and has appeared as a guest on the Project Independence Radio Show 88.1FM WCWP.

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes. In-person registration only (check, cash or money order made payable to "Great Neck Library") beginning June 25 for Great Neck School District residents and July 2 for non-residents.

Series runs July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25 and September 8.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Monday August 20, 2018
   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.

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only.  Registration begins June 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and July 2 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library .  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

Classes July 9 to 30, August 6 to 20, and September 17.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday August 21, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Great Decisions Encore with Librarian Christy Orquera  
   
  • China and America: The New Geopolitical Equation

 

 Call 466-8055, ext. 218, 219 or 254 for further information, to register or register online.

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM 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.  Homeowners who will be filing for a property tax exemption are encouraged to make copies of their 2017 Federal and State Income Tax Forms, Driver’s License, and any other documentation that is required prior to the workshop.  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 beginning June 25 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254, or register online.

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM 3D Printing for Beginners!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 ext.246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

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Join us for this 4-week program on the basics of 3d printing and design. Work with Makerbot Print, Thingiverse, and Tinkercad to print existing designs and make your own!

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Great Decisions Encore with Librarian Christy Orquera  
   
  • Media and Foreign Policy

 Call 466-8055, ext. 218, 219 or 254 for further information, to register or register online.

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Wednesday August 22, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess at Main  
   

Enjoy a game of chess.   All skill levels welcome.

    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

GET OUT

2017, 104 minutes, rated R

Director:  Jordan Peele

Cast:      Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Marcus Henderson, Betty Gabriel

Synopsis: A young black man meets his white girlfriend's parents at their estate, only to find out that the situation is much more sinister than it appears.

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 23, 2018
   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.

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only.  Registration begins June 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and July 2 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library .  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

Classes July 12 & 26, August 2 to 23, September 6 & 13.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Friday August 24, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Writer Within facilitated by Lynda Aron  
   

Access your authentic voice and explore the power of imagination, self-expression and storytelling. New writers, professionals and everyone in between are welcome.  Sharing is encouraged but not required.

Published author Lynda Aron has taught writing workshops and book discussion groups for the past thirty years. She has taught in high schools, universities, community centers such as Gilda’s Club in Manhattan, her salon, and hospitals worldwide. As chairwoman of both public and private writing programs, she created and still advocates for developing authentic and creative writers. She is also an accomplished editor who guides participants with compassion and expertise.

Registration suggested beginning June 25 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254, or register online.

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Saturday August 25, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi with Joseph Panico  
   

Tai Chi is an internal form of martial art that is practiced for health and self-defense. Incorporating breathing with slow and fluid movements, the exercise connects the internal focus of the mind with the external control of the body.  Practicing Tai Chi ultimately leads to Improved Circulation, Better Balance, Greater Flexibility, Increased Energy and Reduced Tension.

Joseph Panico has been practicing martial arts for more than 15 years.  He began his Tai Chi training in 1997 at Red Dragon Kung Fu Center under Sifu Rafael Gomez and has been studying Tai Chi and Qigong extensively with Sifu Joseph Laracuenta since 2002. “Our goal is to live a long and healthy life.  By focusing on ourselves we get to improve the quality of our life.  And by expressing that quality outward we get to improve the lives of others.”Joseph has also won numerous awards at the US Open Martial Arts Championship in Queens, NY, has performed Tai Chi at Citi Field, and has appeared as a guest on the Project Independence Radio Show 88.1FM WCWP.

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes. In-person registration only (check, cash or money order made payable to "Great Neck Library") beginning June 25 for Great Neck School District residents and July 2 for non-residents.

Series runs July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25 and September 8.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday August 28, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Great Decisions Encore with Librarian Christy Orquera  
   

Turkey: A Partner in Crisis

 Call 466-8055, ext. 218, 219 or 254 for further information, to register or register online.

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM 3D Printing for Beginners!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 ext.246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Image result for 3d printing

Join us for this 4-week program on the basics of 3d printing and design. Work with Makerbot Print, Thingiverse, and Tinkercad to print existing designs and make your own!

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Great Decisions Encore with Librarian Christy Orquera  
   

Turkey: A Partner in Crisis

 Call 466-8055, ext. 218, 219 or 254 for further information, to register or register online.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Wednesday August 29, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess at Main  
   

Enjoy a game of chess.   All skill levels welcome.

    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

MOLLY'S GAME

2017, 141 minutes, rated R

Director:  Aaron Sorkin

Cast:      Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera

Synopsis:  The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target.

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 5, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess at Main  
   

Enjoy a game of chess.   All skill levels welcome.

    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

THE FLORIDA PROJECT

2017, 115 minutes, rated R

Director:  Sean Baker

Cast:      Willem Dafoe, Brooklyn Prince, Valeria Cotto

Synopsis:  Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World.

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 6, 2018
   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.

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only.  Registration begins June 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and July 2 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library .  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

Classes July 12 & 26, August 2 to 23, September 6 & 13.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Friday September 7, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Socrates Salon with Conversation Host Ron Gross  
   

HOPE: Its Power and Potential in Our Lives and Our Politics

1.    What role does hope play in your life today?  Is it a factor in your planning, coping, and social life?
2.    Is Hope part of your religious or spiritual outlook?
3.    What do you understand about the role of Hope in healthfulness and in coping with illness?
4.    How would you relate Hope to “wishful thinking”, “denial”, and other forms of “false hope”?
5.    Do you view Hope as a skill or set of skills (e.g., self-motivation, grit, determination, resourcefulness)?
6.    What are your hopes for our nation?

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 ch art 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

No registration required.

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Saturday September 8, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Tai Chi with Joseph Panico  
   

Tai Chi is an internal form of martial art that is practiced for health and self-defense. Incorporating breathing with slow and fluid movements, the exercise connects the internal focus of the mind with the external control of the body.  Practicing Tai Chi ultimately leads to Improved Circulation, Better Balance, Greater Flexibility, Increased Energy and Reduced Tension.

Joseph Panico has been practicing martial arts for more than 15 years.  He began his Tai Chi training in 1997 at Red Dragon Kung Fu Center under Sifu Rafael Gomez and has been studying Tai Chi and Qigong extensively with Sifu Joseph Laracuenta since 2002. “Our goal is to live a long and healthy life.  By focusing on ourselves we get to improve the quality of our life.  And by expressing that quality outward we get to improve the lives of others.”Joseph has also won numerous awards at the US Open Martial Arts Championship in Queens, NY, has performed Tai Chi at Citi Field, and has appeared as a guest on the Project Independence Radio Show 88.1FM WCWP.

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes. In-person registration only (check, cash or money order made payable to "Great Neck Library") beginning June 25 for Great Neck School District residents and July 2 for non-residents.

Series runs July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25 and September 8.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday September 11, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Great Decisions facilitated by Rhoda Plotkin  
   

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs.  The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching the DVD and meeting in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today.

Each year, eight topics are chosen by a panel of experts. This year we tackle critical issues from nuclear security to trade to the future of Europe.

Registration required.   Annual fee for all 8 sessions and the Briefing Book for the year is $10.00.

Sessions will be held on January 9, February 13, March 13, April 10, May 8, September 11, October 9, and November 13, 2018.

Call 466-8055, ext. 218, 219 or 254 for further information.

September 11 Topic:  U.S. Global Engagement & the Military

For more than a decade Rhoda has led “Current Issues in the News” discussions at Independent Living programs on Long Island and Manhattan regarding domestic and international issues facing America.  She was Executive Director of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, and co-produced a monthly radio series.   Rhoda facilitates the Current Issues in the News discussions at Station Branch.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Wednesday September 12, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess at Main  
   

Enjoy a game of chess.   All skill levels welcome.

    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

THE WEDDING PLAN

2016, 110 minutes, rated PG, Hebrew with English subtitles

Director:  Rama Burshtein

Cast:      Dafi Alferon, Noa Koler, Oded Leopold, Ronny Merhavi, Udi Persi

Synopsis:  A poignant and funny romantic comedy about love, marriage, and faith in life's infinite possibilities. Michal, blindsided by her fiance's decision to call off their wedding with only a month's notice, is unwilling to return to single life. Michal decides to put her trust in fate and continue with her wedding plans, believing Mr. Right will appear by her chosen date. As the day of the ceremony grows closer and no suitor appears, Michal puts everything on the line to find happiness.

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

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

Our busy lives pull us in many directions. Taking time to be still, present, and focused has many benefits. Meditation is a practice that strengthens our focus and attention, as well as releases stress to stay healthy. Open to all skill levels. Please bring a mat or use our chairs.

Carolyn Carpentiere is passionate about mind-body health and it is her belief that it holds the solution to most all health problems. Carolyn received her 200 hour yoga certification at Long Island Yoga School in 2009 and has continued to work in and study many other holistic solutions to health including Mindfulness Meditation and Reiki. She has studied at Kripalu in the Berkshires, Yoga International and the Open Center in NYC. She has passion for learning solutions to help people connect to their innate healing potential. She teaches at gyms, clinical centers, corporations and privately in the NY area.

Registration suggested beginning June 25 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254, or register online.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Thursday September 13, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Northwell Outreach
Women's Health & Integrative Medicine
Lucy P. Gade MD, MPH
 
   

Women traditionally are responsible for the health of their entire families, not just themselves.  By focusing on the whole person, all aspects of lifestyle and the therapeutic relationship, Integrative Medicine, allows you to play a more active role in your health. Integrative Medicine employs such techniques as yoga, Tai Chi, Meditation, Pilates, Mindfulness, Acupuncture, Medical Nutrition Therapy and more. Come Join, Integrative Women’s Health Practitioner, Lucy Gade, MD, MPH and learn about the emerging field of Integrative Medicine and steps you can take to ensure better health for yourself and your loved ones.

Lucy P. Gade, MD, MPH is the Medical Director of the Center for Wellness & Integrative Medicine.   For over ten years, Dr. Gade has been practicing clinical medicine with a holistic focus on Women’s Health in Manhattan. Her goal is to empower each person to actively seek a healthy lifestyle before illness arises and to assist those experiencing health issues to responsibly manage their treatment.  Dr. Gade completed Dr. Andrew Weil's Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona's Center for Integrative Medicine. Her vision is  to facilitate collaboration between recommended traditional professional practice standards and integrate individual guided practices for overall improvement of health and well-being.

Registration suggested beginning June 25 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254, 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.

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only.  Registration begins June 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and July 2 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library .  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

Classes July 12 & 26, August 2 to 23, September 6 & 13.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Friday September 14, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM STAR (Senior Theater Acting Repertory)
An Afternoon of Theater
 
   

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.

 

Registration suggested beginning June 25 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254, or register online.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Saturday September 15, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Musial Performance by US Merchant Marine Academy Band  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 ext.246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

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Join us for a jazz performance by the United States Merchant Marine Academy Regimental Band.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Sunday September 16, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM A Musical Salute to Molly Picon
Star of the Yiddish Theatre
performed by Diane Cypkin
 
   

Dr. Diane Cypkin tells the life story of Molly Picon, this exciting first lady of the Yiddish Stage through the countless songs she sang and often wrote during her many years as an entertainer. Indeed, the concert is a cornucopia and a beautiful bouquet of tangos, waltzes, and fox-trots that will have you humming for days. It is a tribute to a legend!

Multi-faceted, Dr. Cypkin is a Professor of Media and Communications Arts at Pace University in New York, an accomplished entertainer as well as a curator responsible for highly successful exhibits on Molly Picon at Lincoln Center and the Yiddish Theatre at the Museum of the City of New York. She will be accompanied by Lena Panfilova, a graduate of the Moscow Conservatory, who has performed as a collaborative pianist with many musicians and has given many solo and chamber concerts in Russia, across Europe, and in the United States.

 

Registration suggested beginning June 25 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254, or register online.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Monday September 17, 2018
   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.

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only.  Registration begins June 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and July 2 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library .  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

Classes July 9 to 30, August 6 to 20, and September 17.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Wednesday September 19, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess at Main  
   

Enjoy a game of chess.   All skill levels welcome.

    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Thursday September 20, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Paul Newman: The Most Famous Blue Eyes in Movies
presented by Marc Courtade
 
   

Paul Newman was an actor, director and entrepreneur, with a film career that spanned fifty years.  He was good looking and virile, and had what was called “the most famous blue eyes in movies.”  He was one of the most popular actors of his generation and was equally adept at drama and comedy.  He is one of two people to win an Academy Award in a competitive acting category as well as the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and an Honorary Award.  Newman founded Newman’s Own, a food company which gives all of its profits to charity.   This talk will look at the life and body of work of Paul Newman, a tribute to his popularity, endurance, good looks and charm.

Marc Courtade presents lectures on subjects ranging from voices of opera (Beverly Sills, The Three Tenors, Renee Fleming) to great entertainers (Julie Andrews, Barbra Streisand, Lena Horne) to theater and opera history (The Rodgers & Hammerstein Era, Bernstein on Broadway, and more. While serving as Business Manager at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, he implemented and curated a successful pre-performance series called Performance PLUS! for ten seasons.  Performance PLUS! included lectures, demos and other related events designed to complement and enhance the audiences' understanding and enjoyment of the works they see and hear.

Registration suggested beginning June 25 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254, or register online.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Friday September 21, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Writer Within facilitated by Lynda Aron  
   

Access your authentic voice and explore the power of imagination, self-expression and storytelling. New writers, professionals and everyone in between are welcome.  Sharing is encouraged but not required.

Published author Lynda Aron has taught writing workshops and book discussion groups for the past thirty years. She has taught in high schools, universities, community centers such as Gilda’s Club in Manhattan, her salon, and hospitals worldwide. As chairwoman of both public and private writing programs, she created and still advocates for developing authentic and creative writers. She is also an accomplished editor who guides participants with compassion and expertise.

Registration suggested beginning June 25 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254, or register online.

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Saturday September 22, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM New Beginnings Singles 50 Plus with Marla Matthews  
   

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 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.

No registration required.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Sunday September 23, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Jiayi He Harmonica and Fiery Strings Quartet  
   

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

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

Registration suggested beginning June 25 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254, or register online.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Wednesday September 26, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess at Main  
   

Enjoy a game of chess.   All skill levels welcome.

    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN

2017, 107 minutes, rated PG

Director:  Simon Curtis

Cast:      Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly Macdonald, Will Tilston

Synopsis:  A rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children's author A. A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne, and his nanny Olive, Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the 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 27, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Forum on Gun Violence  
   

Forum on gun violence moderated by Assemblyman Anthony D'Urso.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Sunday September 30, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM The Vic Vincent Group Presents a Tribute to the Jersey Boys Story  
   

Join Vic V, Bill C, and Jimmy the "K"

This show will include the music and a discussion of the success story of four guys from New Jersey (Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons), who attained world-wide fame with their unique sound throughout several decades.   It will also feature a tribute to other great artists of rock & roll, doo-wop and pop beginning in the 1950's and the decades that followed.

The Vic Vincent Group performs traditional dance music, Rock, Pop, DooWop, Disco, Country, Latin, and Standards.

Registration suggested beginning June 25 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254, or register online.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday October 2, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM 3D Printing for Beginners!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 ext.246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

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Join us for this 4-week program (10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23) on the basics of 3d printing and design. Work with Makerbot Print, Thingiverse, and Tinkercad to print existing designs and make your own! No experience necessary. Registration Required. 

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Wednesday October 3, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

DISOBEDIENCE

2017, 115 minutes, rated R

Director:  Sebastian Lelio

Cast:      Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, Alessandro Nivola

Synopsis: A woman returns to her Orthodox Jewish community that shunned her for her attraction to a childhood friend. Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality.

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 October 5, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Socrates Salon with Conversation Host Ron Gross  
   

HOPE: Its Power and Potential in Our Lives and Our Politics

1.    What role does hope play in your life today?  Is it a factor in your planning, coping, and social life?
2.    Is Hope part of your religious or spiritual outlook?
3.    What do you understand about the role of Hope in healthfulness and in coping with illness?
4.    How would you relate Hope to “wishful thinking”, “denial”, and other forms of “false hope”?
5.    Do you view Hope as a skill or set of skills (e.g., self-motivation, grit, determination, resourcefulness)?
6.    What are your hopes for our nation?

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 ch art 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

No registration required.

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Tuesday October 9, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM 3D Printing for Beginners!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 ext.246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

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Join us for this 4-week program (10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23) on the basics of 3d printing and design. Work with Makerbot Print, Thingiverse, and Tinkercad to print existing designs and make your own! No experience necessary. Registration Required. 

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Wednesday October 10, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

TULLY              

 2018,  96 minutes, rated R         

Director:    Jason Reitman

Cast:         Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass


Synopsis:  Marlo, a mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother. Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully.

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 October 11, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM The Biology of Belief: Discover the Power of Your Subconscious Mind with Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh  
   

Discover the Power of Your Subconscious Mind and How to Reprogram Old Beliefs

Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh will be discussing scientist Bruce Lipton's research on mind-body-spirit connection and how your beliefs can affect your biology and health.

    

Registration strongly suggested beginning June 25 at 10:00 a.m. by calling 466-8055 exts. 218/219 or register online.

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Tuesday October 16, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM 3D Printing for Beginners!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 ext.246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

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Join us for this 4-week program (10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23) on the basics of 3d printing and design. Work with Makerbot Print, Thingiverse, and Tinkercad to print existing designs and make your own! No experience necessary. Registration Required. 

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Wednesday October 17, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

THE DEATH OF STALIN

2018, 107 minutes, rated R

Director:  Armando Iannucci

Cast:      Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor, Michael Palin, Rupert Friend, Jason Isaacs

Synopsis: When the tyrannical ruler Stalin dies, his hapless inner circle scrambles to come up with the next evolution of the revolution, but it's clear everyone is really out for themselves.

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 October 19, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Writer Within facilitated by Lynda Aron  
   

Access your authentic voice and explore the power of imagination, self-expression and storytelling. New writers, professionals and everyone in between are welcome.  Sharing is encouraged but not required.

Published author Lynda Aron has taught writing workshops and book discussion groups for the past thirty years. She has taught in high schools, universities, community centers such as Gilda’s Club in Manhattan, her salon, and hospitals worldwide. As chairwoman of both public and private writing programs, she created and still advocates for developing authentic and creative writers. She is also an accomplished editor who guides participants with compassion and expertise.

Registration suggested beginning June 25 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254, or register online.

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Tuesday October 23, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM 3D Printing for Beginners!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 ext.246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

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Join us for this 4-week program (10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23) on the basics of 3d printing and design. Work with Makerbot Print, Thingiverse, and Tinkercad to print existing designs and make your own! No experience necessary. Registration Required. 

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Wednesday October 24, 2018
   2:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

THE MEASURE OF A MAN

2015, 91 minutes, Not rated, French with English subtitles

Note:  TODAY'S FILM WILL START AT 2:30 pm - Doors will open at 2:15 pm

Director:  Stephane Brize

Cast:      Vincent London

Synopsis:  Unemployed everyman Thierry must submit to a series of quietly humiliating ordeals in his search for work.

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 31, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

FINDING YOUR FEET

2017, 111 minutes, PG-13

Director:  Richard Loncraine

Cast:      Timothy Spall, Joanna Lumley, Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie, David Hayman, John Sessions

Synopsis:  On the eve of retirement, a judgmental middle-class snob discovers her husband has been having an affair with her best friend and is forced into exile with her bohemian sister who lives on an impoverished inner-city council estate.

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 November 2, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Socrates Salon with Conversation Host Ron Gross  
   

HOPE: Its Power and Potential in Our Lives and Our Politics

1.    What role does hope play in your life today?  Is it a factor in your planning, coping, and social life?
2.    Is Hope part of your religious or spiritual outlook?
3.    What do you understand about the role of Hope in healthfulness and in coping with illness?
4.    How would you relate Hope to “wishful thinking”, “denial”, and other forms of “false hope”?
5.    Do you view Hope as a skill or set of skills (e.g., self-motivation, grit, determination, resourcefulness)?
6.    What are your hopes for our nation?

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 ch art 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

No registration required.

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Wednesday November 7, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

ON CHESIL BEACH


2018, 111 minutes, rated R

Director:  Dominic Cooke

Cast:      Saoirse Ronan, Emily Watson, Anne-Marie Duff, Samuel West


Synopsis:  Based on Ian McEwan's novel. In 1962 England, a young couple find their idyllic romance colliding with issues of sexual freedom and societal pressure, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night.

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 November 9, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM United States Propaganda in World War I Presented by Don Parker  
    Location: Main Library Community Room

Wednesday November 14, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

SWEET BEAN


2015, 113 minutes, Not rated, Japanese with English subtitles 

Director:  Naomi Kawase

Cast:      Kirin Kiki, Masatoshi Nagase, Kyara Uchida


Synopsis:  A delicious red bean paste is the sweet heart of the dorayaki pancakes that Sentaro sells from his little bakery to a small but loyal clientele. Absorbed in sad memories and distant thoughts, Sentaro cooks with skill but without enthusiasm. When 76-year-old Tokue responds to his ad for an assistant and cheerfully offers to work for a ridiculously low wage, Sentaro is skeptical about the eccentric old lady's ability to endure the long hours.

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 November 16, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Writer Within facilitated by Lynda Aron  
   

Access your authentic voice and explore the power of imagination, self-expression and storytelling. New writers, professionals and everyone in between are welcome.  Sharing is encouraged but not required.

Published author Lynda Aron has taught writing workshops and book discussion groups for the past thirty years. She has taught in high schools, universities, community centers such as Gilda’s Club in Manhattan, her salon, and hospitals worldwide. As chairwoman of both public and private writing programs, she created and still advocates for developing authentic and creative writers. She is also an accomplished editor who guides participants with compassion and expertise.

Registration suggested beginning June 25 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254, or register online.

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Tuesday November 20, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM 3D Printing for Beginners!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 ext.246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

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Join us for this 4-week program (11/21, 11/28, 12/4, 12/11) on the basics of 3d printing and design. Work with Makerbot Print, Thingiverse, and Tinkercad to print existing designs and make your own! No experience necessary. Registration Required. 

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Tuesday November 27, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM 3D Printing for Beginners!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 ext.246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

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Join us for this 4-week program (11/21, 11/28, 12/4, 12/11) on the basics of 3d printing and design. Work with Makerbot Print, Thingiverse, and Tinkercad to print existing designs and make your own! No experience necessary. Registration Required. 

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Wednesday November 28, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

LEAN ON PETE

2017, 122 minutes, rated R

Director:  Andrew Haigh

Cast:   Steve Buscemi, Travis Fimmel, Chole Sevigny, Thomas Mann, Charlie Plummer, Steve Zahn  

Synopsis:  Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson arrives in Portland, Oregon with his single father Ray, both of them eager for a fresh start after a series of hard knocks. While Ray descends into personal turmoil, Charley finds acceptance and camaraderie at a local racetrack where he lands a job caring for an aging Quarter Horse named Lean On Pete. The horse's owner Del Montgomery and his jockey Bonnie help Charley fill the void of his father's absence-until he discovers that Pete is bound for slaughter.

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 December 4, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM 3D Printing for Beginners!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 ext.246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

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Join us for this 4-week program (11/21, 11/28, 12/4, 12/11) on the basics of 3d printing and design. Work with Makerbot Print, Thingiverse, and Tinkercad to print existing designs and make your own! No experience necessary. Registration Required. 

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Wednesday December 5, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

BOOK CLUB

2018, 104 minutes, rated PG-13

Director:  Bill Holderman

Cast:  Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen

Synopsis:  Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading 50 Shades of Grey in their monthly book club.

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Thursday December 6, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM College Statistics Review  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 ext.246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

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Getting ready for your Statistics final? Come to this small group session to review content and strategies, and ask questions regarding the topics you need extra help with. Registration Required. 

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Friday December 7, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Socrates Salon with Conversation Host Ron Gross  
   

HOPE: Its Power and Potential in Our Lives and Our Politics

1.    What role does hope play in your life today?  Is it a factor in your planning, coping, and social life?
2.    Is Hope part of your religious or spiritual outlook?
3.    What do you understand about the role of Hope in healthfulness and in coping with illness?
4.    How would you relate Hope to “wishful thinking”, “denial”, and other forms of “false hope”?
5.    Do you view Hope as a skill or set of skills (e.g., self-motivation, grit, determination, resourcefulness)?
6.    What are your hopes for our nation?

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 ch art 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

No registration required.

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Tuesday December 11, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM 3D Printing for Beginners!  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 ext.246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Image result for 3d printing

Join us for this 4-week program (11/21, 11/28, 12/4, 12/11) on the basics of 3d printing and design. Work with Makerbot Print, Thingiverse, and Tinkercad to print existing designs and make your own! No experience necessary. Registration Required. 

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Wednesday December 12, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

GAME NIGHT

2018, 100 minutes, rated R

Director:  John Francis Daley, Jonathan M. Goldstein

Cast:  Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, Michael C. Hall

Synopsis:  A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves trying to solve a murder mystery.

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 December 14, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Writer Within facilitated by Lynda Aron  
   

Access your authentic voice and explore the power of imagination, self-expression and storytelling. New writers, professionals and everyone in between are welcome.  Sharing is encouraged but not required.

Published author Lynda Aron has taught writing workshops and book discussion groups for the past thirty years. She has taught in high schools, universities, community centers such as Gilda’s Club in Manhattan, her salon, and hospitals worldwide. As chairwoman of both public and private writing programs, she created and still advocates for developing authentic and creative writers. She is also an accomplished editor who guides participants with compassion and expertise.

Registration suggested beginning June 25 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254, or register online.

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Wednesday December 19, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

OCEAN'S 8

2018, 110 minutes, rated PG-13

Director:  Gary Ross

Cast:  Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Grifin Dunne

Synopsis:  Debbie Ocean gathers a crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala.

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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