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

Main Library, Front Lobby Wall

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

    Location: Main Library Front Lobby Wall

Thursday December 14, 2017 -  Friday January 12, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM In The Gallery
History of Great Neck Stepping Stones Lighthouse
Great Neck Historical Society
 
   
Stepping Stones Lighthouse, an essential aid to navigation, was built in 1876 to protect ships from a dangerous boulder reef which exists in Long Island Sound very close to the tip of Great Neck.  The Lighthouse is located less than a mile from our shore, and is best seen from Steppingstones Park, the Merchant Marine Academy, the Throgs Neck Bridge, City Island, and, of course, from the water.
 
The US Government has been divesting itself of its lighthouses, as it no longer has the funds to maintain them.  The Town of North Hempstead has agreed to attempt to rehabilitate the Lighthouse, and has partnered with the Great Neck Historical Society and the Great Neck Park District to accomplish this task. 
 
The Lighthouse is in dire need of repair.  There are holes in the foundation and in the roof.  The chimney is broken, the inside has been gutted, and ice has been a major problem resulting in more and more cracks.  If the Lighthouse is not repaired, and if it succumbs to the weather, the government will erect a metal tower with a light at the top, and we will lose sight of the history that the Lighthouse represents.
 
It is the goal of the Historical Society, the Town and the Park District to restore the Lighthouse so that we may lead tours of the structure and safely share this relic of the past with the community.
 
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    Location: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday December 19, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Scrabble at Main  
   

Enjoy a game of Scrabble at the Library.

    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Wednesday December 20, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess at Main  
   

Enjoy a game of chess.  All skill levels are welcome.

    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Tuesday December 26, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Scrabble at Main  
   

Enjoy a game of Scrabble at the Library.

    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Wednesday December 27, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess at Main  
   

Enjoy a game of chess.  All skill levels are welcome.

    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Wednesday January 3, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess at Main  
   

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

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

WISDOM

Who exemplifies a wise person, to you?   What qualities make someone wise?  How do we grow in wisdom?  Are all of us wiser than any of us, sometimes?  How wise do you feel  you are?  In what areas?

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: Main Library Community Room

Sunday January 7, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Marc Black's Musical History of the 50s and 60s Through Popular Song  
   

Join New York Blues Hall of Fame inductee, Marc Black, for a musical tour through these two historically defining decades.  You’ll sing along with wonderful songs as diverse as Itsy Bitsy, Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka -Dot Bikini and Blowin’ in the Wind; by artists ranging from Gene Autry to George Harrison.  In addition to the music and discussion, this popular program features a slide show that’s sure to slide you right back in time.  Marc will also perform his own group’s top forty hit from 1967… ‘Happy’ by the ‘Blades of Grass.’

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online beginning January 2.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Monday January 8, 2018
   5:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Great Neck Historical Society
Opening Reception
Stepping Stones Lighthouse Exhibit
 
   

Join the Great Neck Historical Society for the Opening Reception of the "Stepping Stones Lighthouse" Exhibit. Learn about the amzing history of the Lighthouse, and plans for its future.

The reception will be followed by "Long Island Lighthouses: Past and Present," presented by Robert G. Müller.

    Location: Main Library Lower Lobby Art Gallery
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Long Island's Lighthouses Past and Present
presented by Robert G. Müller
 
   

This program, based on Robert Müller's 2004 book of the same name, is a fun and educational exploration of more than twenty local light stations and the people who have built and maintained them for over 220 years. The program illustrates the diversity and depth of our local lighthouse heritage with images from the 1870s to the present.

Robert Müller is also the author of New York State Lighthouses. He was the founding president of the Long Island Lighthouse Society, is a past president of the East Islip Historical Society, and has served as a volunteer at several lighthouses. In 2005, he received the US Lighthouse Society’s President’s Award for “outstanding contributions to lighthouse preservation.” He is currently a National Park Service volunteer at the Fire Island Lighthouse and serves on the Stepping Stones Lighthouse Preservation Committee.

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online beginning January 2.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday January 9, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Great Decisions facilitated by Librarian Christy Orquera  
   

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.

January 9, February 13, March 13, April 10, May 8, September 11, October 9, November 13, 2018

January 9 topic:  Waning of Pax Americana?

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Wednesday January 10, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess at Main  
   

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

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

BEATRIZ AT DINNER

2017, 83 minutes, rated R

Director: Miguel Arteta

Cast:  Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, Chloe Sevigny, Connie Britton, Jay Duplass


Synopsis:   Beatriz, an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a spiritual health practitioner in Los Angeles. Doug Strutt is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire real estate developer. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide and neither will ever be the same.

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Handwriting Analysis with Graphologist Pat Siegel  
   

This presentation will explain the basics of handwriting analysis as a personality assessment tool. It is designed to give attendees a general understanding about how to explore handwriting analysis, also known as graphology, on their own. This is a different discipline from handwriting identification which is used to identify whether handwriting is authentic.

Patricia Siegel is an executive coach, handwriting analyst, forensic document examiner, and President of The American Society of Professional Graphologists. She is a former faculty member of The New School for Social Research (New School University) where she taught accredited courses in the psychology of handwriting, handwriting identification and forensic expertise.

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online beginning January 2.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Wednesday January 17, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess at Main  
   

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

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

THE BIG SICK

2017, 120 minutes, rated R

Director: Michael Showalter

Cast:      Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, Anupam Kher


Synopsis:   Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail connects with grad student Emily after a standup set. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing.

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 January 24, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess at Main  
   

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

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

LADY MACBETH

2016, 89 minutes, rated R

Director: William Oldroyd

Cast:      Florence Pugh, Christopher Fairbank, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton, Naomi Ackie


Synopsis:   In 1865 England, a young woman in a loveless marriage has an affair with a servant on her estate. When her husband and father-in-law discover their tryst, the lovers resort to deception and murder in order to save their relationship.

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday January 30, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Property Assessment Grievance Workshop
presented by Charles Berman, TONH Receiver of Taxes
 
   

Join Charles Berman, Town of North Hempstead Receiver of Taxes, as he presents a Property Assessment Grievance Workshop.  He will review the assessment process, explain how to fill out the grievance application, and provide tips on filling out the application. Staff members will be on hand with applications for your convenience. Please bring your 2019-2020 Notice of Tentative Assessed Value (sent to you in early January 2018 from the Nassau County Department of Assessment).

You do not need to use an attorney to file a grievance. It takes only a few minutes to complete the Application for Correction of Property Tax Assessment.The filing period is January 2 - March 1, 2018 with the Nassau County Assessment Review Commission.

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Wednesday January 31, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess at Main  
   

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

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

GROUNDHOG DAY

1993, 101 minutes, rated PG

Director: Harold Ramis

Cast:       Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott


Synopsis:   An obnoxious weatherman finds himself reliving the same 24-hour period over and over.
 

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Thursday February 1, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  7:30 PM COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE
LI Blood Services
 
   

HEROES WANTED

Please Give Blood .............................

Great Neck Library Community Blood Drive

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Main Library, 159 Bayview Ave., Great Neck 11023

Community Room

1:30 p.m. ~ 7:30 p.m.

Donor Requirements -

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

Walk-ins Welcome!

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

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

WISDOM

Who exemplifies a wise person, to you?   What qualities make someone wise?  How do we grow in wisdom?  Are all of us wiser than any of us, sometimes?  How wise do you feel  you are?  In what areas?

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: Main Library Community Room

Sunday February 4, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Performance by GN South HS Music Students  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Join us in the Community Room for an afternoon of performances by Great Neck South High School musicians!

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 246 or register online.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday February 6, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Found Poetry from Old Books with Librarian Christy Orquera  
   

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.

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Wednesday February 7, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess at Main  
   

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

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

JULES AND JIM

1962, 105 minutes, NR, B/W, French with English subtitles

Director: Francois Truffaut

Cast:     Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Henri Serre


Synopsis:   Considered Truffaut's greatest film, this is a story of friendship between two artists and their mutual love for the same woman.
 

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

Saturday February 10, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Chinese New Year Celebration presented by the Great Neck Chinese Association  
   

Puppet Performance by Chinese Theatre Works, Inc.

Hand puppet show "Hao Bang Ah, Dog!"

The Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival, is the most important social and economic holiday in China. The Great Neck Chinese Association invites everyone to join us on a special celebration to learn the history and traditions of this important Chinese holiday and also enjoy an entertaining hand puppet show “Hao Bang Ah, Dog!” presented by the Chinese Theatre Works, Inc. This show, created to honor the zodiac animal of the year, features traditional Chinese style hand puppets, songs, folk tales, games, audience participation and other surprises designed to delight and entertain kids and adults alike.

Also, enjoy a YoYo performance by Great Neck Middle and High School Students.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday February 13, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Great Decisions facilitated by Librarian Christy Orquera  
   

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.

January 9, February 13, March 13, April 10, May 8, September 11, October 9, November 13, 2018

February 13 topic:  Russia's Foreign Policy

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Wednesday February 14, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess at Main  
   

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

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

WEST SIDE STORY

1961, 153 minutes, NR

Director:  Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins

Cast:       Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, Russ Tamblyn


Synopsis:   The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet against a backdrop of rival street gang warfare in 1950s New York as two youths fall in love from opposing groups.
 

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 February 21, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess at Main  
   

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

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

BEING THERE

1979, 130 minutes, PG

Director:  Hal Ashby

Cast:       Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas, Jack Warden, Richard Basehart


Synopsis:   A secluded gardener whose entire knowledge of the world is from television goes out into the world when his employer dies, and enters the world of politics.
 

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 February 28, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess at Main  
   

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

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

THE GLASS CASTLE

2017, 127 minutes, PG-13

Director:  Destin Daniel Cretton

Cast:       Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts, Sarah Snook, Max Greenfield


Synopsis:   Chronicling the adventures of an eccentric, resilient and tight-knit family. A remarkable story of unconditional love. A young woman who, influenced by the joyfully wild nature of her deeply dysfunctional father, found the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms.
 

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

WISDOM

Who exemplifies a wise person, to you?   What qualities make someone wise?  How do we grow in wisdom?  Are all of us wiser than any of us, sometimes?  How wise do you feel  you are?  In what areas?

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: Main Library Community Room

Wednesday March 7, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess at Main  
   

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

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

MAUDIE

2017, 116 Minutes, PG-13

Director:  Aisling Walsh

Cast:         Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, Kari Matchett


Synopsis:   An arthritic Nova Scotia woman works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist and eventually becomes a beloved figure in the community.
 

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 March 13, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Great Decisions facilitated by Librarian Christy Orquera  
   

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.

January 9, February 13, March 13, April 10, May 8, September 11, October 9, November 13, 2018

March 13 Topic:  China's Geopolitics

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Wednesday March 14, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess at Main  
   

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

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

TULIP FEVER

2017, 107 minutes, R

Director:  Justin Chadwick

Cast:       Alicia Vikander, Christoph Waltz, Cara Delevingne, Judi Dench, Tom Hollander 


Synopsis:   An artist falls for a young married woman while he's commissioned to paint her portrait during the Tulip mania of seventeenth century Amsterdam.
 

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Wednesday March 21, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess at Main  
   

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

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

HOME AGAIN

2017, 97 minutes, PG-13

Director:  Hallie Meyers-Shyer

Cast:       Reese Witherspoon, Nat Wolff, Lake Bell, Michael Sheen, Candace Bergen, Pico Alexander


Synopsis:   Life for a single mom in Los Angeles takes an unexpected turn when she allows three young guys to move in with her.
 

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Wednesday March 28, 2018
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess at Main  
   

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

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

BATTLE OF THE SEXES

2017, 121 minutes, PG-13

Director:  Jonathan Dayton

Cast:       Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Elisabeth Shue, Bill Pullman


Synopsis:   In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women's movement, the 1973 tennis match between women's world champion Billie Jean King and ex-men's-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world. As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles.
 

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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