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Friday April 28, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Project Independence Men’s Group  
   

Project Independence provides services and opportunities for seniors that enable them to live independently while maintaining socially active and healthy lives, including help with health related issues, caregiver support, transportation needs for shopping and doctor’s appointments, food and nutrition, and access to benefit and financial assistance. They are a resource for social and recreational interests, and present lectures as well as hold meetings such as this Men’s Group at the Parkville Branch.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Toy Time  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Enjoy forty-five minutes of preschool fun featuring a musical setting, singing, puzzles, and toys in which little ones can play.

Last fifteen minutes will include circle time for a story and fingerplays!

For 10 - 17 month olds with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 31, April 7, April 28, May 5, May 12 and May 19

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Friday Fun Story Crafts  
   

Get creative with our monthly-themed story crafts! For ages 2 to 10 with parent/caregiver.

Registration starts Friday, April 7 at 10:00 am.

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Levels: BOOK CLUB with Jamie  
   

Come discuss an amazing book over free snacks!  Our current book is Every Day by David Levithan.  “Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.  In his New York Times bestselling novel, David Levithan introduces readers to what Entertainment Weekly calls a ‘wise, wildly unique’ love story about a teen who wakes up every morning in a different body, living a different life.”  Stop by the Levels office ASAP to pick up a copy and start reading!



Levels events now take place at
THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER

Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
levels@greatnecklibrary.org
 

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Dungeons and Dragons  
   

Become a hero and embark on an epic fantasy adventure.  Fight monsters and find treasure using only some dice and your imagination!  

Beginners welcome!

For Ages 9 - 12 years old

Series includes the following dates: April 7, April 14, April 21, April 28, May 5, May 12, May 19 and May 26

Registration begins on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   7:30 PM  -  11:55 PM Levels: PHILOSOPHY NIGHT  
   

What things do you want to discuss?  Bring topics and sign up to lead the group!  Mature discussions only, please...but open your mind and be prepared to confront issues and opinions of all kinds!

Levels events now take place at
THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER

Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
levels@greatnecklibrary.org

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   7:30 PM  -  11:55 PM Levels: D.I.Y. PINS & PATCHES  
   

Create your own pins and patches to customize your clothes!

Levels events now take place at
THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER

Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
levels@greatnecklibrary.org

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center

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

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

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

The show will include songs by artists, such as:

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

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

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

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

Please call (516) 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online to reserve a space (no specific seat will be held).   Great Neck School District residents have priority for seating.

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Monday May 1, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Author Birthday Display's  
   

Party each month with Author's who celebrate their birthday during that month.   Check out the display's of the books they have written that will be gathered together on top of the book shelves in the department.

Happy Reading!!

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For All Ages

No registration required

    Location: Main Children's Room 1
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Grab-N-Go Book Bundles  
   

Book bundles include a selection of different subjects and/or titles all wrapped up and ready to be checked out.

If you only have a minute, grab a bundle and see what's in it!!

 

For All Ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main Children's Room 1
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Monthly Scavenger Hunt  
   

Each month stop by the Children's reference desk for a game sheet and participate in our scavenger hunt around the children's department.

Themes will change each month and you could possibly win a prize from the treasure box.

Good luck!

For ages 5 -12 years old

No registration is required

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    Location: Main Children's Room 1
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein  
   

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

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

$35 registration for a series of 7 sessions

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 2's Storytime  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Don't miss out on this great program for 2 year olds!  Parents and children participate in a half hour program consisting of songs, rhymes, props, puppets, flannel boards and so much more.

For 2 year olds with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 27, April 3, April 24, May 1, May 8, and May 15

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Baby Romp  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Join us for movement and interactive play with your little one.

For Infant - 12 month olds with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 27, April 3, April 24, May 1, May 8, May 15

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Coloring for Relaxation  
   

Have you heard of the new trend taking the country by storm? Adults are coloring for relaxation. Join us for a laid back and relaxing two hours of coloring on Monday afternoons. We will play nice soft music and supply pencils and coloring pages. All you have to do is come in, relax and color. Let your stress just melt away.

No registration required!

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Coloring For Relaxation  
   

Have you heard of the new trend taking the country by storm?  Adults are coloring for relaxation.  Join us for a laid back and relaxing two hours of coloring on Monday afternoons.  We will play nice soft music and supply pencils and coloring pages.  All you have to do is come in, relax and color.  Let your stress just melt away.

Please Note: There will be no class on May 29.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Levels: SNACK ATTACK with Erica!  
   

Learn how to prepare all kinds of tasty snacks and then eat them with your friends!

Levels events now take place at
THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER

Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
levels@greatnecklibrary.org
 

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Creative Corner@ Main  
   

Each week you and your child will create and decorate a unique project with Ms. Cheryl.    Come dressed to make a mess!

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For ages 3 - 12 with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 27, April 3, April 17, April 24, May 1, May 8, May 15 and May 22

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:00am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Levels: SOAP MAKING with Jamie  
   

Treat yourself right during our soap making nights!  We'll be making gorgeous soaps that look good enough to eat.  But don't eat them.  They're soap.

(Yes, we know they look like cupcakes.  They're soap though.)
Levels events now take place at
THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER

Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
levels@greatnecklibrary.org
 

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   7:15 PM  -  8:15 PM Special Board of Trustees Meeting at Main Library  
    Location: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday May 2, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM UNLEASHED Snapshots of Dogs for Adoption Town of North Hempstead Shelter
by Maggie T. Mills
 
   

                                                                   

ZEUS                                                                                                                  BOBBLE

                                                                                       WAITING FOR HOMES

Photographs of Dogs for Adoption at the Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter ......... Photography Exhibit presented by The Shelter Connection

On Display Through the Month of May in the Library Gallery

“Is today the day?”

If shelter dogs could understand why they’re away from home, in a kennel, that is what they would ask. They don’t know they’re being kept warm, safe, and fed after being lost, abandoned, or surrendered by owners unfit or unable to care for them. They don’t know they’re being vaccinated, trained, and spayed/neutered to prepare them for a new home where they will again experience the love they lost.

The Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter and its non-profit partner The Shelter Connection work together to improve the lives of the dogs you see here and many like them. Unlike private shelters, municipal facilities take all homeless dogs– no matter if they’re old, blind, deaf, missing limbs, or traumatized. Municipal shelters do not reject dogs that may be hard to place. This is where cooperation between the shelter and The Shelter Connection comes in.

No dog that can be saved will be put down. Fundraising by The Shelter Connection pays for medical procedures not covered by the Town budget. Since 2006, that money has also saved the lives of 683 dogs from overpopulated local shelters by bringing them to our shelter– dogs that might have otherwise  been euthanized for lack of space.

The photographs in this exhibit were taken to celebrate the dogs, the staff, and the volunteers who believe there is a “forever home” for every shelter dog. That home could be yours. Is today the day?

    Location: Main Library Lower Lobby Art Gallery
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Little Listeners  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Celebrate wonderful stories chosen just for preschoolers.  Join this interactive thirty minute story time that is full of fun activities with group movement songs.

Siblings welcomed.

For 2 - 5 year olds with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 28, April 4, April 25, May 2, May 9 and May 16

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-80556

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Stories for Tots  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Join us for a fun filled early literacy experience!  You and your child will participate in a variety of simple songs, rhymes, music and smiles.  March to your own beat during this series.

For 18 - 23 month olds with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 28, April 4, April 25, May 2, May 9 and May 16

    Location: Main - Children's Program Room
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM English Language Conversation for Beginners  
   

English Language Conversation for Beginners

The Library invites all new speakers of English to join our English Language Conversation Group. English Language Conversation meetings will be held at the Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road (2nd floor), Gardens at Great Neck Plaza, now on every Tuesday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

These are small, informal groups of people that get together to have conversations in English. Various conversation topics may be chosen. This class stresses basic grammar and spoken language, including vocabulary guided by audio-visual guides.

For further information, please call the Reference Dept. at (516) 466-8055, ext. 218.  Groups are facilitated by Librarian Barbara Buckley.

Beginners are encouraged to stay for the second class.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM CANCELLED Stay Young Vital for Life
Guide for the Perplexed
Katz Institute Northwell Hospital
 
   

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

Presented by Dr. Penny Stern

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM English Language Conversation Second Level  
   

During English Language Conversations, small, informal groups of people get together to have conversations in English. Various conversation topics may be chosen. The second level group is for the person who has some fluency in English and wants to learn sophisticated vocabulary and discuss assigned reading materials.

For further information, please call the Reference Dept. at (516) 466-8055, ext. 218. Groups are facilitated by Librarian Barbara Buckley.

All are welcome to sit in on the Beginner's class.

Refreshments will be served.

 

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Little Listeners  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Come celebrate wonderful stories chosen just for preschoolers.  Join this interactive thirty minute story time full of fun activities with group movement songs.

Siblings are welcomed.

For 2 - 5 year olds with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 28, April 4, April 25, May 2, May 9 and May 16

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:40 PM K-2nd Story Crafts  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

This series of classes will have youngsters listening to a story and making a related craft to take home.

For Kindergarten through 2nd graders

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 28, April 4, April 25, May 2, May 9 and May 16

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:50 PM Jr. Levels - Cartooning  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Do you like drawing comics?   Do you have a several Wednesday afternoons free?  If your answers are yes and yes then come join the Advanced Cartooning Club.  We'll design characters, create stories, and learn a ton of cartooning!!

For 5th and 6th graders only

Series includes the following dates: March 28, April 4, April 25, May 2, May 9 and May 16

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Parkville's LEGO Night  
   

Come join us for Lego Night! You don’t have to be young to love Legos, just young at heart. This night is not just for kids, so come on out grown-ups! What you build may even wind up on display in the branch. Children under 10 must have a grown up with them.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Levels: PUPPETRY (creating a show) with Barry!  
   

Join professional puppeteer Barry Weil of NYC’s Evolve Puppets to put together The Syrup Tree, our own original puppet show that we plan to perform for the Library’s Children’s Department and other places!  COMMUNITY SERVICE CREDIT AVAILABLE!

Levels events now take place at
THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER

Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
levels@greatnecklibrary.org
 

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Winter Brook Psychic Medium presents Mediumship: What is It?  
   

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

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

For entertainment purposes only.

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

 

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM West Egg Book Group  
   

The Souls of Black Folk (1903), by W.E.B. Dubois

Essays on race, drawn from Dubois' own experiences, and an early landmark work of sociology

Please contact Reference right away to obtain your copy of the book.  Books may take 10 days-2 weeks to reach us from outside the Library.

Registration is limited and begins Monday, April 3 at 10:00AM.  Register online, in person, or by telephone at 466-8055 ext 233

 

 

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   8:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Levels: YOGA with Jonelle  
   

Feel better inside and out with the cleansing power of Yoga, Meditation and Positive Thinking!  Learn ways to let go of stress and reach for success!


Levels events now take place at
THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER

Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
levels@greatnecklibrary.org
 

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center

Wednesday May 3, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Saint Francis Hospital Free Blood Pressure Screening at Main  
   

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

No registration required.

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toy time  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Enjoy forty-five minutes of preschool fun featuring a musical setting, singing, puzzles, and toys in which little ones can play and climb.  Last fifteen minutes will include circle time with stories and finger plays.

For 10 - 17 month olds with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 29, April 5, April 26, May 3, May 10 and May 17

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10;01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Romp  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Come for movement, interactive play and stories with your little ones.

For 0 - 9 month olds with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 29, April 5, April 26, May 3, May 10 and May 17

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

2016, 137 minutes, R

Director:     Kenneth Lonergan

Cast:          Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM English Language Class  
   

English is a difficult language to learn.  If you are just starting, or need more practice, come join our weekly English Language Class. Our certified instructor will help you learn and practice.  We will be meeting for one hour weekly.

Registration required. Call 466-8055, ext. 273 beginning April 12 at 10:00 a.m.

 

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM ESL Practice  
   

Practice the use of the English Language at the Parkville Branch

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:50 PM Jr. Levels - Shrinky Dink Jewelry  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Draw a pattern on special sheets, apply a little heat, and watch them shrink right before your eyes! Make rings, bracelets, earrings, and much more!!

For 5th and 6th graders only

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 29, April 5, April 26, May 3, May 10 and May 17

 

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE Business Mentoring  
   

Are you looking to start your own business?  Do you have a business but are looking for some help or guidance in a specific area?  Come set up an appointment with a mentor from SCORE.  SCORE is a non-profit organization consisting of retired business professionals.  Call to make an appointment for one-hour slots and meet one-on-one with a mentor.

For registration please call 516-466-8055, ext. 273.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Levels: WATERCOLOR PAINTING with Gabby!  
   

Release your inner artist when we experiment with the beautiful transparency of watercolors!


Levels events now take place at

THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER
Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
levels@greatnecklibrary.org
 

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Levels: POETRY CLUB with Jamie  
   

Celebrate National Poetry Month with poetry writing sessions!  Meetings will include writing prompts and tips, and we'll hang our favorite creations on our Poet Tree!


Levels events now take place at
THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER

Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
levels@greatnecklibrary.org
 

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SAT or ACT Practice Test Score Results  
   

SAT or ACT Practice Test
Saturday, April 22, 10:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Curvebreakers will administer a fully timed and proctored SAT or ACT exam, just like the real exam.  Teens will choose which test they want to take when they register in advance.  The practice exam will help students get a feel for the timing and stamina required for the real exam.  Each student will get back the graded exam with scoring information and customized comments written by Nick LaPoma, Curvebreakers founder and master tutor.

SAT or ACT Practice Test Score Results
Wednesday, May 3, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
Nick will hand back the exams, explain the scores and how to analyze them.  He will advise parents and students on how to choose between the SAT and the ACT.  Parents are encouraged to attend the results session.

For teens in grades 9 and above.  Advanced registration with teen's own library card is required and starts on Friday, April 7 at 10:00 am.  Teens who take the practice test are automatically registered for the score results session.  Should the practice test registration and waiting list become full, walk-in’s will be admitted on a first come first serve basis, if space permits. 

Contact: Courtney Greenblatt, Young Adult Librarian, 466-8055 ext. 218

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Levels: MUNCHKIN with Gabby & Jamie!  
   

MUNCHKIN is a D&D-style card game where you compete to kill monsters like the Drooling Slime and the Insurance Salesman, and collect magic items like the Boots of Butt-Kicking or the Chainsaw of Bloody Dismemberment!

Levels events now take place at
THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER

Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
levels@greatnecklibrary.org
 

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Policy and By Laws Committee Meeting at Main  
    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

Thursday May 4, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Stories for Tots  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Come join us for a fun filled, early literacy experience!  You and your child will participate in a variety of simple songs, rhymes, music and smiles.  March to your own beat during this series.

For 18 -23 month olds with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 30, April 6, April 27, May 4, May 11 and May 18

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10;01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Zumbini  
   

Zubini is a music and movement class for children 0-4 years old to attend with their caregiver for forty-five minutes to dance, sing and move through the program using their bodies.  The last 15 minutes of the program is a free play experience.

This program is child appropriate, grown-up friendly, and of course, full of the "Zumba" flavor.

For Infant - 4 years old with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 30, April 13, April 20, May 4, May 11 and May 18

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

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    Location: Main Library Community Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Independence Social Discussion Group  
   

Project Independence provides services and opportunities for seniors that enable them to live independently while maintaining socially active and healthy lives, including help with health related issues, caregiver support, transportation needs for shopping and doctor’s appointments, food and nutrition, and access to benefit and financial assistance. They are a resource for social and recreational interests, and present lectures as well as hold meetings such as this Social Discussion Group at the Parkville Branch.

 

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Author Talk with Robert Polner and Seymour P. Lachman
Failed State
 
   

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

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

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

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Thursday Film Encore  
   

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

2016, 137 minutes, R

Director:     Kenneth Lonergan

Cast:          Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler

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

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

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   3:15 PM  -  3:45 PM Little Listeners  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Celebrate wonderful stories chosen just for  preschoolers.  This interactive thirty minute story time is full of fun activities with group movement songs.

Siblings are welcomed

For 3 - 5 year olds with parent/caregivers

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 30, April 6, April 27, May 4, May 11 and May 18

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:50 PM Jr. Levels - Make A Movie  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Learn about writing, directing and acting as you join others in the production of yet another "Jr. Levels Classic Movie"! 

For 5th and 6th graders only

Series includes the following dates: March 30, April 6, April 27, May 4, May 11 and May 18

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Levels: TOURNAMENT THURSDAYS with Mike!  
   

Are you the King of Kong?  Do you put the smackdown on the Smash Bros?  Can you back up what you're putting down?  Get your Game on every Thursday and compete in various bracket tournaments to decide just exactly who gets bragging rights.  Smash Bros, Mario Kart and Madden are in the mix as well as some surprises.  So come down and show everyone that you’re the Wizard of Wii!

Levels events now take place at
THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER

Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
levels@greatnecklibrary.org
 

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM B'Twixt & B'Tween Club  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

This is a series of programs combining traditional literature with hands-on activities in science, math, and the arts.  Each session is different and full of fun and learning!

For 3rd and 4th graders only

Series includes the following dates: March 30, April 6, April 27, May 4, May 11 and May 18

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Please Register For Only ONE Time Slot

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Knitting and Crocheting Circle  
   

Now on every Thursday night! Love knitting and/or crocheting? Just starting out and like having others to help you? Advanced and like working with company?  Come join our ongoing knitting and crocheting circle! Help, advice, and chitchat will be facilitated.

 

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

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

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

$35 registration for a series of 7 sessions.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   7:30 PM  -  8:15 PM B'Twixt & B'Tween Club  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

This is a series of programs combining traditional literature with hands-on activities in science, math, and the arts.  Each session is different and full of fun and learning!

For 3rd and 4th graders only

Series includes the following dates: March 30, April 6, April 27, May 4, May 11 and May 18

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Please Register For Only ONE Time Slot

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Fundraising Committee Meeting at Main Library Library  
    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

Friday May 5, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Project Independence Men’s Group  
   

Project Independence provides services and opportunities for seniors that enable them to live independently while maintaining socially active and healthy lives, including help with health related issues, caregiver support, transportation needs for shopping and doctor’s appointments, food and nutrition, and access to benefit and financial assistance. They are a resource for social and recreational interests, and present lectures as well as hold meetings such as this Men’s Group at the Parkville Branch.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Toy Time  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Enjoy forty-five minutes of preschool fun featuring a musical setting, singing, puzzles, and toys in which little ones can play.

Last fifteen minutes will include circle time for a story and fingerplays!

For 10 - 17 month olds with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 31, April 7, April 28, May 5, May 12 and May 19

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Socrates Salon with Conversation Host Ron Gross  
   
NATURE:
What does it mean to YOU?
Recreation?  Resource?  Menace?  Solace?   Healing? Inspiration?  Or…?!

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

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

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

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Dungeons and Dragons  
   

Become a hero and embark on an epic fantasy adventure.  Fight monsters and find treasure using only some dice and your imagination!  

Beginners welcome!

For Ages 9 - 12 years old

Series includes the following dates: April 7, April 14, April 21, April 28, May 5, May 12, May 19 and May 26

Registration begins on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

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    Location: Main - Children's Program Room
   7:30 PM  -  11:55 PM Levels: THE LEVELS ROAST OF MIKE MEEHAN  
   

In the spirit of the Friar's Club, Comedy Central and Dean Martin, we're gathering together to roast longtime Levels staff member Mike Meehan.  We kid because we love, but Mike'll definitely be in the hot seat tonight as we jokingly insult him.  But remember -- tradition says Mike gets the last word about EVERYONE!

Levels events now take place at
THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER

Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
levels@greatnecklibrary.org

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:25 PM Levels: PLANNING BOARD!  
   

Want to decide Levels' future?  Want to plan workshops, weekend events and projects?  Want to vote on equipment, games, etc. you wish we had, and ways to decorate and furnish our room?  If you're a teen 7th grade and up, YOU CAN!  Come to our monthly planning board meeting and let your voice be heard!

Levels events now take place at
THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER

Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
levels@greatnecklibrary.org
(516) 466-8055 ext. 216

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   7:30 PM  -  11:55 PM Levels: ASTRONOMY NIGHT  
   

Join us to watch the skies through our telescope and see the wonders of the cosmos!

Levels events now take place at
THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER

Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
levels@greatnecklibrary.org

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Monday May 8, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein  
   

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

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

$35 registration for a series of 7 sessions.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 2's Storytime  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Don't miss out on this great program for 2 year olds!  Parents and children participate in a half hour program consisting of songs, rhymes, props, puppets, flannel boards and so much more.

For 2 year olds with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 27, April 3, April 24, May 1, May 8, and May 15

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Baby Romp  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Join us for movement and interactive play with your little one.

For Infant - 12 month olds with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 27, April 3, April 24, May 1, May 8, May 15

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Coloring For Relaxation  
   

Have you heard of the new trend taking the country by storm?  Adults are coloring for relaxation.  Join us for a laid back and relaxing two hours of coloring on Monday afternoons.  We will play nice soft music and supply pencils and coloring pages.  All you have to do is come in, relax and color.  Let your stress just melt away.

Please Note: There will be no class on May 29.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Coloring for Relaxation  
   

Have you heard of the new trend taking the country by storm? Adults are coloring for relaxation. Join us for a laid back and relaxing two hours of coloring on Monday afternoons. We will play nice soft music and supply pencils and coloring pages. All you have to do is come in, relax and color. Let your stress just melt away.

No registration required!

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Levels: SNACK ATTACK with Erica!  
   

Learn how to prepare all kinds of tasty snacks and then eat them with your friends!

Levels events now take place at
THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER

Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
levels@greatnecklibrary.org
 

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Creative Corner@ Main  
   

Each week you and your child will create and decorate a unique project with Ms. Cheryl.    Come dressed to make a mess!

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For ages 3 - 12 with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 27, April 3, April 17, April 24, May 1, May 8, May 15 and May 22

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:00am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Levels: SOAP MAKING with Jamie  
   

Treat yourself right during our soap making nights!  We'll be making gorgeous soaps that look good enough to eat.  But don't eat them.  They're soap.

(Yes, we know they look like cupcakes.  They're soap though.)
Levels events now take place at
THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER

Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
levels@greatnecklibrary.org
 

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center

Tuesday May 9, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Little Listeners  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Celebrate wonderful stories chosen just for preschoolers.  Join this interactive thirty minute story time that is full of fun activities with group movement songs.

Siblings welcomed.

For 2 - 5 year olds with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 28, April 4, April 25, May 2, May 9 and May 16

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-80556

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Stories for Tots  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Join us for a fun filled early literacy experience!  You and your child will participate in a variety of simple songs, rhymes, music and smiles.  March to your own beat during this series.

For 18 - 23 month olds with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 28, April 4, April 25, May 2, May 9 and May 16

    Location: Main - Children's Program Room
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM English Language Conversation for Beginners  
   

English Language Conversation for Beginners

The Library invites all new speakers of English to join our English Language Conversation Group. English Language Conversation meetings will be held at the Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road (2nd floor), Gardens at Great Neck Plaza, now on every Tuesday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

These are small, informal groups of people that get together to have conversations in English. Various conversation topics may be chosen. This class stresses basic grammar and spoken language, including vocabulary guided by audio-visual guides.

For further information, please call the Reference Dept. at (516) 466-8055, ext. 218.  Groups are facilitated by Librarian Barbara Buckley.

Beginners are encouraged to stay for the second class.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM TED Talk
Body Language by Amy Cuddy
Discussion facilitated by Connie Lagan
 
   

TED Talk followed by Discussion

“Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are.”

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

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

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

Other TED Talks:

April 25: Mindfulness by Andy Puddicombe

June 6:  Stress Management by Daniel Levitin

Come to one, two or all three TED Talks.

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

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

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

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM English Language Conversation Second Level  
    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Little Listeners  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Come celebrate wonderful stories chosen just for preschoolers.  Join this interactive thirty minute story time full of fun activities with group movement songs.

Siblings are welcomed.

For 2 - 5 year olds with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 28, April 4, April 25, May 2, May 9 and May 16

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:40 PM K-2nd Story Crafts  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

This series of classes will have youngsters listening to a story and making a related craft to take home.

For Kindergarten through 2nd graders

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 28, April 4, April 25, May 2, May 9 and May 16

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:50 PM Jr. Levels - Cartooning  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Do you like drawing comics?   Do you have a several Wednesday afternoons free?  If your answers are yes and yes then come join the Advanced Cartooning Club.  We'll design characters, create stories, and learn a ton of cartooning!!

For 5th and 6th graders only

Series includes the following dates: March 28, April 4, April 25, May 2, May 9 and May 16

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Levels: PUPPETRY (creating a show) with Barry!  
   

Join professional puppeteer Barry Weil of NYC’s Evolve Puppets to put together The Syrup Tree, our own original puppet show that we plan to perform for the Library’s Children’s Department and other places!  COMMUNITY SERVICE CREDIT AVAILABLE!

Levels events now take place at
THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER

Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
levels@greatnecklibrary.org
 

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Finance Committee Meeting at Main Library  
    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Organizational Meeting of the Nominating Committee at Main Library  
    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   8:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Levels: YOGA with Jonelle  
   

Feel better inside and out with the cleansing power of Yoga, Meditation and Positive Thinking!  Learn ways to let go of stress and reach for success!


Levels events now take place at
THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER

Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
levels@greatnecklibrary.org
 

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center

Wednesday May 10, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toy time  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Enjoy forty-five minutes of preschool fun featuring a musical setting, singing, puzzles, and toys in which little ones can play and climb.  Last fifteen minutes will include circle time with stories and finger plays.

For 10 - 17 month olds with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 29, April 5, April 26, May 3, May 10 and May 17

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10;01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Romp  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Come for movement, interactive play and stories with your little ones.

For 0 - 9 month olds with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 29, April 5, April 26, May 3, May 10 and May 17

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Buying or Selling Your Home
Nassau County Bar Assoc. Speaker Attorney Douglas Moyal
 
   

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

MOTHER

1996, 103 minutes, PG-13

Director:     Albert Brooks

Cast:          Albert Brooks, Debbie Reynolds, Rob Morrow

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM English Language Class  
   

English is a difficult language to learn.  If you are just starting, or need more practice, come join our weekly English Language Class. Our certified instructor will help you learn and practice.  We will be meeting for one hour weekly.

Registration required. Call 466-8055, ext. 273 beginning April 12 at 10:00 a.m.

 

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM ESL Practice  
   

Practice the use of the English Language at the Parkville Branch

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:50 PM Jr. Levels - Shrinky Dink Jewelry  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Draw a pattern on special sheets, apply a little heat, and watch them shrink right before your eyes! Make rings, bracelets, earrings, and much more!!

For 5th and 6th graders only

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 29, April 5, April 26, May 3, May 10 and May 17

 

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Great Neck South High School Art Display in the Main Library Gallery
Life-Sized Self-Portraits
 
   

The work of the juniors from the Advanced Studio Art Class at Great Neck South High School will be on display in the Main Library Gallery at 159 Bayview Avenue until May 31.

All are welcome to the Opening Reception.

This work is a selection from Katherine Saltoun’s students: Kelley Chiu, Jake Dieber, Laiba Khan, Ashley Kim, Zhi Jian Long, Rachel Moss, Florence Ning, Mona Peng, Michelle Song, Soo Young Yang, Stella Yu, and Anna Zhou.

            Great Neck South High School Art Department: Karen Cuchel, Art Department Chairperson, Colleen Campbell, Safia Fatimi, Katherine Saltoun, Lisa Stancati.

    Location: Main Library Lower Lobby Art Gallery
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Levels: WATERCOLOR PAINTING with Gabby!  
   

Release your inner artist when we experiment with the beautiful transparency of watercolors!


Levels events now take place at

THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER
Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
levels@greatnecklibrary.org
 

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Creative Corner  
   

Join us in an exploration of creativity!  We will be exploring different art forms with paint, glue, glitter and more! For ages 2 to 10 with parent/caregiver.

Registration starts Wednesday, May 3 at 10:00 am.

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Levels: POETRY CLUB with Jamie  
   

Celebrate National Poetry Month with poetry writing sessions!  Meetings will include writing prompts and tips, and we'll hang our favorite creations on our Poet Tree!


Levels events now take place at
THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER

Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
levels@greatnecklibrary.org
 

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Levels: MUNCHKIN with Gabby & Jamie!  
   

MUNCHKIN is a D&D-style card game where you compete to kill monsters like the Drooling Slime and the Insurance Salesman, and collect magic items like the Boots of Butt-Kicking or the Chainsaw of Bloody Dismemberment!

Levels events now take place at
THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER

Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
levels@greatnecklibrary.org
 

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Board of Trustees Personnel Committee Meeting at Main Branch  
   

CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library

Thursday May 11, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Stories for Tots  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Come join us for a fun filled, early literacy experience!  You and your child will participate in a variety of simple songs, rhymes, music and smiles.  March to your own beat during this series.

For 18 -23 month olds with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 30, April 6, April 27, May 4, May 11 and May 18

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10;01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Zumbini  
   

Zubini is a music and movement class for children 0-4 years old to attend with their caregiver for forty-five minutes to dance, sing and move through the program using their bodies.  The last 15 minutes of the program is a free play experience.

This program is child appropriate, grown-up friendly, and of course, full of the "Zumba" flavor.

For Infant - 4 years old with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 30, April 13, April 20, May 4, May 11 and May 18

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

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    Location: Main Library Community Room
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Independence Social Discussion Group  
   

Project Independence provides services and opportunities for seniors that enable them to live independently while maintaining socially active and healthy lives, including help with health related issues, caregiver support, transportation needs for shopping and doctor’s appointments, food and nutrition, and access to benefit and financial assistance. They are a resource for social and recreational interests, and present lectures as well as hold meetings such as this Social Discussion Group at the Parkville Branch.

 

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Thursday Film Encore  
   

MOTHER

1996, 103 minutes, PG-13

Director:     Albert Brooks

Cast:          Albert Brooks, Debbie Reynolds, Rob Morrow

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

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

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   3:15 PM  -  3:45 PM Little Listeners  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Celebrate wonderful stories chosen just for  preschoolers.  This interactive thirty minute story time is full of fun activities with group movement songs.

Siblings are welcomed

For 3 - 5 year olds with parent/caregivers

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 30, April 6, April 27, May 4, May 11 and May 18

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Sticks in the Stacks: Knitting & Crochet Class  
   

Come and learn the basics, or perhaps just brush up on what you already know. All skill levels are welcome. Supplies will be provided, or bring your own from home.

Please call to register at ext. 232. Classes include the following dates: April 13 & 27, May 11 & 25, and June 8 & 22.

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   4:00 PM  -  4:50 PM Jr. Levels - Make A Movie  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Learn about writing, directing and acting as you join others in the production of yet another "Jr. Levels Classic Movie"! 

For 5th and 6th graders only

Series includes the following dates: March 30, April 6, April 27, May 4, May 11 and May 18

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Levels: TOURNAMENT THURSDAYS with Mike!  
   

Are you the King of Kong?  Do you put the smackdown on the Smash Bros?  Can you back up what you're putting down?  Get your Game on every Thursday and compete in various bracket tournaments to decide just exactly who gets bragging rights.  Smash Bros, Mario Kart and Madden are in the mix as well as some surprises.  So come down and show everyone that you’re the Wizard of Wii!

Levels events now take place at
THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER

Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
levels@greatnecklibrary.org
 

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM B'Twixt & B'Tween Club  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

This is a series of programs combining traditional literature with hands-on activities in science, math, and the arts.  Each session is different and full of fun and learning!

For 3rd and 4th graders only

Series includes the following dates: March 30, April 6, April 27, May 4, May 11 and May 18

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Please Register For Only ONE Time Slot

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Creative Corner@ Station  
   

Each week you and your child will create and decorate a unique project with Ms. Cheryl.    Come dressed to make a mess!

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For ages 3 - 12 with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Thursday, May 4, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:00am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Knitting and Crocheting Circle  
   

Now on every Thursday night! Love knitting and/or crocheting? Just starting out and like having others to help you? Advanced and like working with company?  Come join our ongoing knitting and crocheting circle! Help, advice, and chitchat will be facilitated.

 

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

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

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

$35 registration for a series of 7 sessions.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   7:30 PM  -  8:15 PM B'Twixt & B'Tween Club  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

This is a series of programs combining traditional literature with hands-on activities in science, math, and the arts.  Each session is different and full of fun and learning!

For 3rd and 4th graders only

Series includes the following dates: March 30, April 6, April 27, May 4, May 11 and May 18

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Please Register For Only ONE Time Slot

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Main Building Committee Meeting at Main Library  
    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

Friday May 12, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Project Independence Men’s Group  
   

Project Independence provides services and opportunities for seniors that enable them to live independently while maintaining socially active and healthy lives, including help with health related issues, caregiver support, transportation needs for shopping and doctor’s appointments, food and nutrition, and access to benefit and financial assistance. They are a resource for social and recreational interests, and present lectures as well as hold meetings such as this Men’s Group at the Parkville Branch.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Toy Time  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Enjoy forty-five minutes of preschool fun featuring a musical setting, singing, puzzles, and toys in which little ones can play.

Last fifteen minutes will include circle time for a story and fingerplays!

For 10 - 17 month olds with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 31, April 7, April 28, May 5, May 12 and May 19

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Dungeons and Dragons  
   

Become a hero and embark on an epic fantasy adventure.  Fight monsters and find treasure using only some dice and your imagination!  

Beginners welcome!

For Ages 9 - 12 years old

Series includes the following dates: April 7, April 14, April 21, April 28, May 5, May 12, May 19 and May 26

Registration begins on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room

Saturday May 13, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Creative Corner@ Parkville  
   

Each week you and your child will create and decorate a unique project with Ms. Cheryl.    Come dressed to make a mess!

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For ages 3 - 12 with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Friday, May 5, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:00am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   12:00 PM  -  12:55 PM CANCELLED Ballroom Dancing with Donatas Nacajus  
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Escape Room  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Escape Room!

A program for families (appropriate for adults, teens, and children over 8). 

You're locked in a room! Can you and your team find the clues and objects that will get you out? It's a mystery wrapped in a puzzle wrapped in a phsycial adventure! Sign up for the time slot that works best for you. Each group has 40 minutes to escape! Sessions are 1:30pm, 2:15pm, 3:00pm, 3:45pm, and 4:30pm. 

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   2:15 PM  -  2:45 PM Escape Room  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Escape Room!

A program for families (appropriate for adults, teens, and children over 8). 

You're locked in a room! Can you and your team find the clues and objects that will get you out? It's a mystery wrapped in a puzzle wrapped in a phsycial adventure! Sign up for the time slot that works best for you. Each group has 40 minutes to escape! Sessions are 1:30pm, 2:15pm, 3:00pm, 3:45pm, and 4:30pm. 

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Escape Room  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Escape Room!

A program for families (appropriate for adults, teens, and children over 8). 

You're locked in a room! Can you and your team find the clues and objects that will get you out? It's a mystery wrapped in a puzzle wrapped in a phsycial adventure! Sign up for the time slot that works best for you. Each group has 40 minutes to escape! Sessions are 1:30pm, 2:15pm, 3:00pm, 3:45pm, and 4:30pm. 

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   3:45 PM  -  4:15 PM Escape Room  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Escape Room!

A program for families (appropriate for adults, teens, and children over 8). 

You're locked in a room! Can you and your team find the clues and objects that will get you out? It's a mystery wrapped in a puzzle wrapped in a phsycial adventure! Sign up for the time slot that works best for you. Each group has 40 minutes to escape! Sessions are 1:30pm, 2:15pm, 3:00pm, 3:45pm, and 4:30pm. 

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Escape Room  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Escape Room!

A program for families (appropriate for adults, teens, and children over 8). 

You're locked in a room! Can you and your team find the clues and objects that will get you out? It's a mystery wrapped in a puzzle wrapped in a phsycial adventure! Sign up for the time slot that works best for you. Each group has 40 minutes to escape! Sessions are 1:30pm, 2:15pm, 3:00pm, 3:45pm, and 4:30pm. 

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   5:15 PM  -  5:45 PM Escape Room  
    Contact: Adam Hinz   516-466-8055 x 246   ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Escape Room!

A program for families (appropriate for adults, teens, and children over 8). 

You're locked in a room! Can you and your team find the clues and objects that will get you out? It's a mystery wrapped in a puzzle wrapped in a phsycial adventure! Sign up for the time slot that works best for you. Each group has 40 minutes to escape! Sessions are 1:30pm, 2:15pm, 3:00pm, 3:45pm, 4:30pm, and 5:15pm.

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

Monday May 15, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein  
   

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

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

$35 registration for a series of 7 sessions.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM 2's Storytime  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Don't miss out on this great program for 2 year olds!  Parents and children participate in a half hour program consisting of songs, rhymes, props, puppets, flannel boards and so much more.

For 2 year olds with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 27, April 3, April 24, May 1, May 8, and May 15

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Baby Romp  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Join us for movement and interactive play with your little one.

For Infant - 12 month olds with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 27, April 3, April 24, May 1, May 8, May 15

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Coloring For Relaxation  
   

Have you heard of the new trend taking the country by storm?  Adults are coloring for relaxation.  Join us for a laid back and relaxing two hours of coloring on Monday afternoons.  We will play nice soft music and supply pencils and coloring pages.  All you have to do is come in, relax and color.  Let your stress just melt away.

Please Note: There will be no class on May 29.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Coloring for Relaxation  
   

Have you heard of the new trend taking the country by storm? Adults are coloring for relaxation. Join us for a laid back and relaxing two hours of coloring on Monday afternoons. We will play nice soft music and supply pencils and coloring pages. All you have to do is come in, relax and color. Let your stress just melt away.

No registration required!

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Levels: SNACK ATTACK with Erica!  
   

Learn how to prepare all kinds of tasty snacks and then eat them with your friends!

Levels events now take place at
THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER

Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
levels@greatnecklibrary.org
 

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Creative Corner@ Main  
   

Each week you and your child will create and decorate a unique project with Ms. Cheryl.    Come dressed to make a mess!

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For ages 3 - 12 with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 27, April 3, April 17, April 24, May 1, May 8, May 15 and May 22

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:00am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Levels: SOAP MAKING with Jamie  
   

Treat yourself right during our soap making nights!  We'll be making gorgeous soaps that look good enough to eat.  But don't eat them.  They're soap.

(Yes, we know they look like cupcakes.  They're soap though.)
Levels events now take place at
THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER

Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
levels@greatnecklibrary.org
 

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Board of Trustees Regular Meeting at Lakeville Branch  
    Location: Lakeville Branch Library

Tuesday May 16, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Little Listeners  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Celebrate wonderful stories chosen just for preschoolers.  Join this interactive thirty minute story time that is full of fun activities with group movement songs.

Siblings welcomed.

For 2 - 5 year olds with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 28, April 4, April 25, May 2, May 9 and May 16

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-80556

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Breast Cancer Early Detection and Prevention  
   

Join us as Ann Stephens of LIJ’s Women’s Center discusses early detection and prevention practices for Breast Cancer.  Ms. Stephens will be available to answer questions, explain exams, and discuss what resources are available.  This session will run twice, once at 10:30a, and once at 3p.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Stories for Tots  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Join us for a fun filled early literacy experience!  You and your child will participate in a variety of simple songs, rhymes, music and smiles.  March to your own beat during this series.

For 18 - 23 month olds with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 28, April 4, April 25, May 2, May 9 and May 16

    Location: Main - Children's Program Room
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM English Language Conversation for Beginners  
   

English Language Conversation for Beginners

The Library invites all new speakers of English to join our English Language Conversation Group. English Language Conversation meetings will be held at the Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road (2nd floor), Gardens at Great Neck Plaza, now on every Tuesday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

These are small, informal groups of people that get together to have conversations in English. Various conversation topics may be chosen. This class stresses basic grammar and spoken language, including vocabulary guided by audio-visual guides.

For further information, please call the Reference Dept. at (516) 466-8055, ext. 218.  Groups are facilitated by Librarian Barbara Buckley.

Beginners are encouraged to stay for the second class.

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

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

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM English Language Conversation Second Level  
   

English Language Conversation meetings 2nd level will be held at the Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road (2nd floor), Gardens at Great Neck Shopping Center, now on every Tuesday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

During English Language Conversations, small, informal groups of people get together to have conversations in English. Various conversation topics may be chosen. The second level group is for the person who has some fluency in English and wants to learn sophisticated vocabulary and discuss assigned reading materials.

For further information, please call the Reference Dept. at (516) 466-8055, ext. 218. Groups are facilitated by Librarian Barbara Buckley.

All are welcome to sit in on the Beginner's class.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Breast Cancer Early Detection and Prevention  
   

Join us as Ann Stephens of LIJ’s Women’s Center discusses early detection and prevention practices for Breast Cancer.  Ms. Stephens will be available to answer questions, explain exams, and discuss what resources are available.  This session will run twice, once at 10:30a, and once at 3p.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Little Listeners  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Come celebrate wonderful stories chosen just for preschoolers.  Join this interactive thirty minute story time full of fun activities with group movement songs.

Siblings are welcomed.

For 2 - 5 year olds with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 28, April 4, April 25, May 2, May 9 and May 16

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:40 PM K-2nd Story Crafts  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

This series of classes will have youngsters listening to a story and making a related craft to take home.

For Kindergarten through 2nd graders

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 28, April 4, April 25, May 2, May 9 and May 16

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:50 PM Jr. Levels - Cartooning  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Do you like drawing comics?   Do you have a several Wednesday afternoons free?  If your answers are yes and yes then come join the Advanced Cartooning Club.  We'll design characters, create stories, and learn a ton of cartooning!!

For 5th and 6th graders only

Series includes the following dates: March 28, April 4, April 25, May 2, May 9 and May 16

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Levels: PUPPETRY (creating a show) with Barry!  
   

Join professional puppeteer Barry Weil of NYC’s Evolve Puppets to put together The Syrup Tree, our own original puppet show that we plan to perform for the Library’s Children’s Department and other places!  COMMUNITY SERVICE CREDIT AVAILABLE!

Levels events now take place at
THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER

Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
levels@greatnecklibrary.org
 

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   8:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Levels: YOGA with Jonelle  
   

Feel better inside and out with the cleansing power of Yoga, Meditation and Positive Thinking!  Learn ways to let go of stress and reach for success!


Levels events now take place at
THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER

Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
levels@greatnecklibrary.org
 

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center

Wednesday May 17, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Toy time  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Enjoy forty-five minutes of preschool fun featuring a musical setting, singing, puzzles, and toys in which little ones can play and climb.  Last fifteen minutes will include circle time with stories and finger plays.

For 10 - 17 month olds with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 29, April 5, April 26, May 3, May 10 and May 17

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10;01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Baby Romp  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Come for movement, interactive play and stories with your little ones.

For 0 - 9 month olds with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 29, April 5, April 26, May 3, May 10 and May 17

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM MOVED - SCORE Business Mentoring  
   

This date has been corrected to May 17, we apologize for the inconvenience!

Are you looking to start your own business?  Do you have a business but are looking for some help or guidance in a specific area?  Come set up an appointment with a mentor from SCORE.  SCORE is a non-profit organization consisting of retired business professionals. 

Call to make an appointment for one-hour slots and meet one-on-one with a mentor at 516-466-8055, ext. 273.

   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

MOONLIGHT

2016, 111 minutes, R

Director:     Barry Jenkins

Cast:          Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM English Language Class  
   

English is a difficult language to learn.  If you are just starting, or need more practice, come join our weekly English Language Class. Our certified instructor will help you learn and practice.  We will be meeting for one hour weekly.

Registration required. Call 466-8055, ext. 273 beginning April 12 at 10:00 a.m.

 

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM ESL Practice  
   

Practice the use of the English Language at the Parkville Branch

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:50 PM Jr. Levels - Shrinky Dink Jewelry  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Draw a pattern on special sheets, apply a little heat, and watch them shrink right before your eyes! Make rings, bracelets, earrings, and much more!!

For 5th and 6th graders only

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 29, April 5, April 26, May 3, May 10 and May 17

 

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Levels: WATERCOLOR PAINTING with Gabby!  
   

Release your inner artist when we experiment with the beautiful transparency of watercolors!


Levels events now take place at

THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER
Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
levels@greatnecklibrary.org
 

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Levels: POETRY CLUB with Jamie  
   

Celebrate National Poetry Month with poetry writing sessions!  Meetings will include writing prompts and tips, and we'll hang our favorite creations on our Poet Tree!


Levels events now take place at
THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER

Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
levels@greatnecklibrary.org
 

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Levels: MUNCHKIN with Gabby & Jamie!  
   

MUNCHKIN is a D&D-style card game where you compete to kill monsters like the Drooling Slime and the Insurance Salesman, and collect magic items like the Boots of Butt-Kicking or the Chainsaw of Bloody Dismemberment!

Levels events now take place at
THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER

Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
levels@greatnecklibrary.org
 

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center

Thursday May 18, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Stories for Tots  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Come join us for a fun filled, early literacy experience!  You and your child will participate in a variety of simple songs, rhymes, music and smiles.  March to your own beat during this series.

For 18 -23 month olds with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 30, April 6, April 27, May 4, May 11 and May 18

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10;01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Zumbini  
   

Zubini is a music and movement class for children 0-4 years old to attend with their caregiver for forty-five minutes to dance, sing and move through the program using their bodies.  The last 15 minutes of the program is a free play experience.

This program is child appropriate, grown-up friendly, and of course, full of the "Zumba" flavor.

For Infant - 4 years old with parent/caregiver

Series includes the following dates: March 30, April 13, April 20, May 4, May 11 and May 18

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

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    Location: Main Library Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:15 PM Book Talk Series with Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh
Discovering Our Inner Essence Through Awareness
 
   

April 27:  Practicing the Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

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

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

May 18: Rising Strong by Brene Brown

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

June 8:  Happier by Tal Ben-Shahar

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

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

Registration begins on April 10.

Copies of the book will be available at the Library.

 

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Independence Social Discussion Group  
   

Project Independence provides services and opportunities for seniors that enable them to live independently while maintaining socially active and healthy lives, including help with health related issues, caregiver support, transportation needs for shopping and doctor’s appointments, food and nutrition, and access to benefit and financial assistance. They are a resource for social and recreational interests, and present lectures as well as hold meetings such as this Social Discussion Group at the Parkville Branch.

 

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Thursday Film Encore  
   

MOONLIGHT

2016, 111 minutes, R

Director:     Barry Jenkins

Cast:          Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson

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

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

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   3:15 PM  -  3:45 PM Little Listeners  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Celebrate wonderful stories chosen just for  preschoolers.  This interactive thirty minute story time is full of fun activities with group movement songs.

Siblings are welcomed

For 3 - 5 year olds with parent/caregivers

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 30, April 6, April 27, May 4, May 11 and May 18

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:50 PM Jr. Levels - Make A Movie  
   

To allow every child to participate, please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Learn about writing, directing and acting as you join others in the production of yet another "Jr. Levels Classic Movie"! 

For 5th and 6th graders only

Series includes the following dates: March 30, April 6, April 27, May 4, May 11 and May 18

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Levels: TOURNAMENT THURSDAYS with Mike!  
   

Are you the King of Kong?  Do you put the smackdown on the Smash Bros?  Can you back up what you're putting down?  Get your Game on every Thursday and compete in various bracket tournaments to decide just exactly who gets bragging rights.  Smash Bros, Mario Kart and Madden are in the mix as well as some surprises.  So come down and show everyone that you’re the Wizard of Wii!

Levels events now take place at
THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER

Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
levels@greatnecklibrary.org
 

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM B'Twixt & B'Tween Club  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

This is a series of programs combining traditional literature with hands-on activities in science, math, and the arts.  Each session is different and full of fun and learning!

For 3rd and 4th graders only

Series includes the following dates: March 30, April 6, April 27, May 4, May 11 and May 18

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Please Register For Only ONE Time Slot

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Knitting and Crocheting Circle  
   

Now on every Thursday night! Love knitting and/or crocheting? Just starting out and like having others to help you? Advanced and like working with company?  Come join our ongoing knitting and crocheting circle! Help, advice, and chitchat will be facilitated.

 

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   7:30 PM  -  8:15 PM B'Twixt & B'Tween Club  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

This is a series of programs combining traditional literature with hands-on activities in science, math, and the arts.  Each session is different and full of fun and learning!

For 3rd and 4th graders only

Series includes the following dates: March 30, April 6, April 27, May 4, May 11 and May 18

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Please Register For Only ONE Time Slot

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room

Friday May 19, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Project Independence Men’s Group  
   

Project Independence provides services and opportunities for seniors that enable them to live independently while maintaining socially active and healthy lives, including help with health related issues, caregiver support, transportation needs for shopping and doctor’s appointments, food and nutrition, and access to benefit and financial assistance. They are a resource for social and recreational interests, and present lectures as well as hold meetings such as this Men’s Group at the Parkville Branch.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Toy Time  
   

To allow everty child to participate , please register your child only for programs that are age appropriate.  Thank you in advance.

Enjoy forty-five minutes of preschool fun featuring a musical setting, singing, puzzles, and toys in which little ones can play.

Last fifteen minutes will include circle time for a story and fingerplays!

For 10 - 17 month olds with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

Series includes the following dates: March 31, April 7, April 28, May 5, May 12 and May 19

    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Travel Photography with Richard Slattery
Get Away, Get the Shot
 
   

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

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

   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM NEW DATE! Friday Fun Story Crafts  
   

This month's story craft will now be May 19!

Get creative with our monthly-themed story crafts! For ages 2 to 10 with parent/caregiver.

Registration starts Friday, May 12 at 10:00 am.

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Dungeons and Dragons  
   

Become a hero and embark on an epic fantasy adventure.  Fight monsters and find treasure using only some dice and your imagination!  

Beginners welcome!

For Ages 9 - 12 years old

Series includes the following dates: April 7, April 14, April 21, April 28, May 5, May 12, May 19 and May 26

Registration begins on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room

Saturday May 20, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM AARP Driver Safety Class  
   

Refresher driving course for drivers ages 50 and over for reduction in points or discount on insurance. This is a 6 hour class; please bring your lunch.

AARP member fee: $20.00; Non-AARP member fee: $25.00. Checks only. Registration is ongoing by calling 466-8055, ext. 273.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   12:00 PM  -  12:55 PM CANCELLED Ballroom Dancing with Donatas Nacajus  
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Monday May 22, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein  
   

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

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

$35 registration for a series of 7 sessions.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Coloring for Relaxation  
   

Have you heard of the new trend taking the country by storm? Adults are coloring for relaxation. Join us for a laid back and relaxing two hours of coloring on Monday afternoons. We will play nice soft music and supply pencils and coloring pages. All you have to do is come in, relax and color. Let your stress just melt away.

No registration required!

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Coloring For Relaxation  
   

Have you heard of the new trend taking the country by storm?  Adults are coloring for relaxation.  Join us for a laid back and relaxing two hours of coloring on Monday afternoons.  We will play nice soft music and supply pencils and coloring pages.  All you have to do is come in, relax and color.  Let your stress just melt away.

Please Note: There will be no class on May 29.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Levels: SNACK ATTACK with Erica!  
   

Learn how to prepare all kinds of tasty snacks and then eat them with your friends!

Levels events now take place at
THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER

Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
levels@greatnecklibrary.org
 

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Levels: SOAP MAKING with Jamie  
   

Treat yourself right during our soap making nights!  We'll be making gorgeous soaps that look good enough to eat.  But don't eat them.  They're soap.

(Yes, we know they look like cupcakes.  They're soap though.)
Levels events now take place at
THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER

Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
levels@greatnecklibrary.org
 

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center

Tuesday May 23, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM English Language Conversation for Beginners  
   

English Language Conversation for Beginners

The Library invites all new speakers of English to join our English Language Conversation Group. English Language Conversation meetings will be held at the Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road (2nd floor), Gardens at Great Neck Plaza, now on every Tuesday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

These are small, informal groups of people that get together to have conversations in English. Various conversation topics may be chosen. This class stresses basic grammar and spoken language, including vocabulary guided by audio-visual guides.

For further information, please call the Reference Dept. at (516) 466-8055, ext. 218.  Groups are facilitated by Librarian Barbara Buckley.

Beginners are encouraged to stay for the second class.

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

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

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM English Language Conversation Second Level  
    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Levels: PUPPETRY (creating a show) with Barry!  
   

Join professional puppeteer Barry Weil of NYC’s Evolve Puppets to put together The Syrup Tree, our own original puppet show that we plan to perform for the Library’s Children’s Department and other places!  COMMUNITY SERVICE CREDIT AVAILABLE!

Levels events now take place at
THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER

Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
levels@greatnecklibrary.org
 

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   8:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Levels: YOGA with Jonelle  
   

Feel better inside and out with the cleansing power of Yoga, Meditation and Positive Thinking!  Learn ways to let go of stress and reach for success!


Levels events now take place at
THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER

Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
levels@greatnecklibrary.org
 

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center

Wednesday May 24, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club  
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   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

THE ACCOUNTANT

2016, 128 minutes, R

Director:     Gavin O'Connor

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM English Language Class  
   

English is a difficult language to learn.  If you are just starting, or need more practice, come join our weekly English Language Class. Our certified instructor will help you learn and practice.  We will be meeting for one hour weekly.

Registration required. Call 466-8055, ext. 273 beginning April 12 at 10:00 a.m.

 

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM ESL Practice  
   

Practice the use of the English Language at the Parkville Branch

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Levels: WATERCOLOR PAINTING with Gabby!  
   

Release your inner artist when we experiment with the beautiful transparency of watercolors!


Levels events now take place at

THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER
Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
levels@greatnecklibrary.org
 

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Levels: POETRY CLUB with Jamie  
   

Celebrate National Poetry Month with poetry writing sessions!  Meetings will include writing prompts and tips, and we'll hang our favorite creations on our Poet Tree!


Levels events now take place at
THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER

Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
levels@greatnecklibrary.org
 

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM New Beginnings Singles 50 Plus  
   

Join the conversation or just come and listen when Marla Matthews, social worker and television talk show host of The Relationship Journey, facilitates this growing discussion, social and support group meetup. If you are divorced, widowed, single, or an empty nester age 50 plus who would like a new beginning, come and be inspired to make new friends, network and learn new skills towards reinventing yourself.

Please note new day and time

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lakeville Literary Club  
   

DARING: MY PASSAGES by Gail Sheehy

The biography of the groundbreaking female journalist documents her career in the sixties and beyond.

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Levels: MUNCHKIN with Gabby & Jamie!  
   

MUNCHKIN is a D&D-style card game where you compete to kill monsters like the Drooling Slime and the Insurance Salesman, and collect magic items like the Boots of Butt-Kicking or the Chainsaw of Bloody Dismemberment!

Levels events now take place at
THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER

Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
levels@greatnecklibrary.org
 

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center

Thursday May 25, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Independence Social Discussion Group  
   

Project Independence provides services and opportunities for seniors that enable them to live independently while maintaining socially active and healthy lives, including help with health related issues, caregiver support, transportation needs for shopping and doctor’s appointments, food and nutrition, and access to benefit and financial assistance. They are a resource for social and recreational interests, and present lectures as well as hold meetings such as this Social Discussion Group at the Parkville Branch.

 

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Parkville Book Group  
    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Thursday Film Encore  
   

THE ACCOUNTANT

2016, 128 minutes, R

Director:     Gavin O'Connor

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

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

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

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Sticks in the Stacks: Knitting & Crochet Class  
   

Come and learn the basics, or perhaps just brush up on what you already know. All skill levels are welcome. Supplies will be provided, or bring your own from home.

Please call to register at ext. 232. Classes include the following dates: April 13 & 27, May 11 & 25, and June 8 & 22.

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Levels: TOURNAMENT THURSDAYS with Mike!  
   

Are you the King of Kong?  Do you put the smackdown on the Smash Bros?  Can you back up what you're putting down?  Get your Game on every Thursday and compete in various bracket tournaments to decide just exactly who gets bragging rights.  Smash Bros, Mario Kart and Madden are in the mix as well as some surprises.  So come down and show everyone that you’re the Wizard of Wii!

Levels events now take place at
THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER

Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
levels@greatnecklibrary.org
 

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Jennnifer E. Smith Author Visit  
   

Jen’s new young adult novel Windfall features themes her fans adore and newcomers will be drawn to; friendship, first love, relationships, with the added twist of a winning lottery ticket.

Jen is the author of Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In Between, The Geography of You and Me, This Is What Happy Looks Like, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, The Storm Makers, You Are Here, and The Comeback Season. Her books have been translated into thirty-three languages.  She earned a master’s degree in creative writing from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.  Jen lives in New York City.

Learn more about Jen before her visit, http://www.jenniferesmith.com.  Books will be available for sale.

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Knitting and Crocheting Circle  
   

Now on every Thursday night! Love knitting and/or crocheting? Just starting out and like having others to help you? Advanced and like working with company?  Come join our ongoing knitting and crocheting circle! Help, advice, and chitchat will be facilitated.

 

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

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

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

$35 registration for a series of 7 sessions.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Friday May 26, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Project Independence Men’s Group  
   

Project Independence provides services and opportunities for seniors that enable them to live independently while maintaining socially active and healthy lives, including help with health related issues, caregiver support, transportation needs for shopping and doctor’s appointments, food and nutrition, and access to benefit and financial assistance. They are a resource for social and recreational interests, and present lectures as well as hold meetings such as this Men’s Group at the Parkville Branch.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Dungeons and Dragons  
   

Become a hero and embark on an epic fantasy adventure.  Fight monsters and find treasure using only some dice and your imagination!  

Beginners welcome!

For Ages 9 - 12 years old

Series includes the following dates: April 7, April 14, April 21, April 28, May 5, May 12, May 19 and May 26

Registration begins on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room

Tuesday May 30, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM English Language Conversation for Beginners  
   

English Language Conversation for Beginners

The Library invites all new speakers of English to join our English Language Conversation Group. English Language Conversation meetings will be held at the Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road (2nd floor), Gardens at Great Neck Plaza, now on every Tuesday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

These are small, informal groups of people that get together to have conversations in English. Various conversation topics may be chosen. This class stresses basic grammar and spoken language, including vocabulary guided by audio-visual guides.

For further information, please call the Reference Dept. at (516) 466-8055, ext. 218.  Groups are facilitated by Librarian Barbara Buckley.

Beginners are encouraged to stay for the second class.

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

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

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM English Language Conversation Second Level  
    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Levels: PUPPETRY (creating a show) with Barry!  
   

Join professional puppeteer Barry Weil of NYC’s Evolve Puppets to put together The Syrup Tree, our own original puppet show that we plan to perform for the Library’s Children’s Department and other places!  COMMUNITY SERVICE CREDIT AVAILABLE!

Levels events now take place at
THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER

Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
levels@greatnecklibrary.org
 

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   8:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Levels: YOGA with Jonelle  
   

Feel better inside and out with the cleansing power of Yoga, Meditation and Positive Thinking!  Learn ways to let go of stress and reach for success!


Levels events now take place at
THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER

Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
levels@greatnecklibrary.org
 

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center

Wednesday May 31, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Open Play Time  
   

Come to our new program room in the Children's department for Open Play Time.  Children and their caregivers will be able to play together while visiting the library.  Meet others from the community and play with toys and your little ones in this unguided program.

Please keep your children safe by ensuring that they're closely supervised at all times.  Thank you!

For all ages

No registration required.

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    Location: Main- Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

AMERICAN PASTORAL

2016, 108 minutes, R

Director:     Ewan McGregor

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM English Language Class  
   

English is a difficult language to learn.  If you are just starting, or need more practice, come join our weekly English Language Class. Our certified instructor will help you learn and practice.  We will be meeting for one hour weekly.

Registration required. Call 466-8055, ext. 273 beginning April 12 at 10:00 a.m.

 

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM ESL Practice  
   

Practice the use of the English Language at the Parkville Branch

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Levels: WATERCOLOR PAINTING with Gabby!  
   

Release your inner artist when we experiment with the beautiful transparency of watercolors!


Levels events now take place at

THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER
Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
levels@greatnecklibrary.org
 

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Levels: POETRY CLUB with Jamie  
   

Celebrate National Poetry Month with poetry writing sessions!  Meetings will include writing prompts and tips, and we'll hang our favorite creations on our Poet Tree!


Levels events now take place at
THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER

Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
levels@greatnecklibrary.org
 

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Levels: MUNCHKIN with Gabby & Jamie!  
   

MUNCHKIN is a D&D-style card game where you compete to kill monsters like the Drooling Slime and the Insurance Salesman, and collect magic items like the Boots of Butt-Kicking or the Chainsaw of Bloody Dismemberment!

Levels events now take place at
THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER

Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


Free of charge.
For teens 7th grade and up.
Contact Levels for more info:
levels@greatnecklibrary.org
 

 

    Location: Levels Teen Center

Thursday June 1, 2017
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Independence Social Discussion Group  
   

Project Independence provides services and opportunities for seniors that enable them to live independently while maintaining socially active and healthy lives, including help with health related issues, caregiver support, transportation needs for shopping and doctor’s appointments, food and nutrition, and access to benefit and financial assistance. They are a resource for social and recreational interests, and present lectures as well as hold meetings such as this Social Discussion Group at the Parkville Branch.

 

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Thursday Film Encore  
   

AMERICAN PASTORAL

2016, 108 minutes, R

Director:     Ewan McGregor

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

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

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

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Knitting and Crocheting Circle  
   

Now on every Thursday night! Love knitting and/or crocheting? Just starting out and like having others to help you? Advanced and like working with company?  Come join our ongoing knitting and crocheting circle! Help, advice, and chitchat will be facilitated.

 

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

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

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

$35 registration for a series of 7 sessions.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Friday June 2, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Project Independence Men’s Group  
   

Project Independence provides services and opportunities for seniors that enable them to live independently while maintaining socially active and healthy lives, including help with health related issues, caregiver support, transportation needs for shopping and doctor’s appointments, food and nutrition, and access to benefit and financial assistance. They are a resource for social and recreational interests, and present lectures as well as hold meetings such as this Men’s Group at the Parkville Branch.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Monday June 5, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein  
   

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

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

$35 registration for a series of 7 sessions.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Stories By Hand  
   

American Sign Language (ASL) is an invaluable skill for both parents and children to use as a way of communicating.

Kids and parents will enjoy interacting while singing and signing rhymes and stories.  A fun craft will conclude the program!

For ages 6 months - 3 years old.

Registration begins Wednesday, May 31st, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.

 

    Location: Main - Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Coloring for Relaxation  
   

Have you heard of the new trend taking the country by storm? Adults are coloring for relaxation. Join us for a laid back and relaxing two hours of coloring on Monday afternoons. We will play nice soft music and supply pencils and coloring pages. All you have to do is come in, relax and color. Let your stress just melt away.

No registration required!

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Coloring For Relaxation  
   

Have you heard of the new trend taking the country by storm?  Adults are coloring for relaxation.  Join us for a laid back and relaxing two hours of coloring on Monday afternoons.  We will play nice soft music and supply pencils and coloring pages.  All you have to do is come in, relax and color.  Let your stress just melt away.

Please Note: There will be no class on May 29.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Nominating Interviews at Main Library  
   

Meeting is Closed to the Public

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

Tuesday June 6, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM English Language Conversation for Beginners  
   

English Language Conversation for Beginners

The Library invites all new speakers of English to join our English Language Conversation Group. English Language Conversation meetings will be held at the Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road (2nd floor), Gardens at Great Neck Plaza, now on every Tuesday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

These are small, informal groups of people that get together to have conversations in English. Various conversation topics may be chosen. This class stresses basic grammar and spoken language, including vocabulary guided by audio-visual guides.

For further information, please call the Reference Dept. at (516) 466-8055, ext. 218.  Groups are facilitated by Librarian Barbara Buckley.

Beginners are encouraged to stay for the second class.

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM TED Talk
How to Stay Calm When You Know You’ll Be Stressed by Daniel Levitin
 
   

TED Talk followed by Discussion facilitated by Connie Lagan

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

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

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

Join other TED Talk Discussions:

April 25: Mindfulness by Andy Puddicombe

May 9:  Body Language by Amy Cuddy

Come to one, two or all three TED Talks

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

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

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

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM English Language Conversation Second Level  
    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Parkville's LEGO Night  
   

Come join us for Lego Night! You don’t have to be young to love Legos, just young at heart. This night is not just for kids, so come on out grown-ups! What you build may even wind up on display in the branch. Children under 10 must have a grown up with them.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM West Egg Book Group  
   

Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953), by James Baldwin

John is a teenager in 1930s Harlem, directed by his family and his church.  Based on Baldwin's youth.

Please contact Reference right away to obtain your copy of the book.  Books may take 10 days-2 weeks to reach us from outside the Library.

Registration is limited and begins Monday, May 1 at 10:00AM.  Register online, in person, or by telephone at 466-8055 ext 233

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Branch Committee Meeting at Parkville Branch Library  
   

Date Changed from May 23 to JUNE 6th

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

Wednesday June 7, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Jumpbunch  
   

This program provides an environment where parents and little one can interact with others while developing and enhancing social, motor, and cognitive skills.

Week 1 = Field Day with tug of war and sac races

Week 2 = Football

Week 3 = Hockey

Week 4 = Ready Set Race with egg rolling and balance activities

For ages 2 - 3 years old

Registration begins Wednesday, May 31st 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   12:00 PM  -  12:45 PM Jumpbunch  
   

This program provides an environment where parents and their toddlers can interact with others while developing and enhancing social, motor, and cognitive skills.

Week 1 = Field Day with tug of war and sac races

Week 2 = Football

Week 3 = Hockey

Week 4 = Ready Set Race with egg rolling and balance activities

For ages 4 - 5 years old

Registration begins Wednesday, May 31st 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Saint Francis Hospital Free Blood Pressure Screening at Station  
   

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

No registration required.

Free Screenings will also be given on April 5.

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

JACKIE

2016, 100 minutes, R

Director:     Pablo Larrain

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM English Language Class  
   

English is a difficult language to learn.  If you are just starting, or need more practice, come join our weekly English Language Class. Our certified instructor will help you learn and practice.  We will be meeting for one hour weekly.

Registration required. Call 466-8055, ext. 273 beginning April 12 at 10:00 a.m.

 

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM ESL Practice  
   

Practice the use of the English Language at the Parkville Branch

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE Business Mentoring  
   

Are you looking to start your own business?  Do you have a business but are looking for some help or guidance in a specific area?  Come set up an appointment with a mentor from SCORE.  SCORE is a non-profit organization consisting of retired business professionals.  Call to make an appointment for one-hour slots and meet one-on-one with a mentor.

For registration please call 516-466-8055, ext. 273.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Board of Trustees Personnel Committee Meeting at Main Branch  
   

CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library

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

April 27:  Practicing the Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

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

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

May 18: Rising Strong by Brene Brown

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

June 8:  Happier by Tal Ben-Shahar

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

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

Registration begins on April 10.

Copies of the book will be available at the Library.

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Independence Social Discussion Group  
   

Project Independence provides services and opportunities for seniors that enable them to live independently while maintaining socially active and healthy lives, including help with health related issues, caregiver support, transportation needs for shopping and doctor’s appointments, food and nutrition, and access to benefit and financial assistance. They are a resource for social and recreational interests, and present lectures as well as hold meetings such as this Social Discussion Group at the Parkville Branch.

 

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Thursday Film Encore  
   

JACKIE

2016, 100 minutes, R

Director:     Pablo Larrain

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

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

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

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Sticks in the Stacks: Knitting & Crochet Class  
   

Come and learn the basics, or perhaps just brush up on what you already know. All skill levels are welcome. Supplies will be provided, or bring your own from home.

Please call to register at ext. 232. Classes include the following dates: April 13 & 27, May 11 & 25, and June 8 & 22.

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Knitting and Crocheting Circle  
   

Now on every Thursday night! Love knitting and/or crocheting? Just starting out and like having others to help you? Advanced and like working with company?  Come join our ongoing knitting and crocheting circle! Help, advice, and chitchat will be facilitated.

 

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

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

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

$35 registration for a series of 7 sessions.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

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

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

No registration required.   First come, first served.

    Location: Outside Parking Lot
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Project Independence Men’s Group  
   

Project Independence provides services and opportunities for seniors that enable them to live independently while maintaining socially active and healthy lives, including help with health related issues, caregiver support, transportation needs for shopping and doctor’s appointments, food and nutrition, and access to benefit and financial assistance. They are a resource for social and recreational interests, and present lectures as well as hold meetings such as this Men’s Group at the Parkville Branch.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Socrates Salon with Conversation Host Ron Gross  
   

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

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

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

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
   4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Friday Fun Story Crafts  
   

Get creative with our monthly-themed story crafts! For ages 2 to 10 with parent/caregiver.

Registration starts Friday, June 2 at 10:00 am.

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                           

    Location: Main Library Community Room

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

Masterwork Conversations

Pianists Matthew Harrison and Vlada Yaneva present

Russia: A Composer’s Revolution

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

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

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

                                        

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Monday June 12, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Stories By Hand  
   

American Sign Language (ASL) is an invaluable skill for both parents and children to use as a way of communicating.

Kids and parents will enjoy interacting while singing and signing rhymes and stories.  A fun craft will conclude the program!

For ages 6 months - 3 years old.

Registration began Wednesday, May 31st.

 

    Location: Main - Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Coloring for Relaxation  
   

Have you heard of the new trend taking the country by storm? Adults are coloring for relaxation. Join us for a laid back and relaxing two hours of coloring on Monday afternoons. We will play nice soft music and supply pencils and coloring pages. All you have to do is come in, relax and color. Let your stress just melt away.

No registration required!

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Coloring For Relaxation  
   

Have you heard of the new trend taking the country by storm?  Adults are coloring for relaxation.  Join us for a laid back and relaxing two hours of coloring on Monday afternoons.  We will play nice soft music and supply pencils and coloring pages.  All you have to do is come in, relax and color.  Let your stress just melt away.

Please Note: There will be no class on May 29.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

Tuesday June 13, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM English Language Conversation for Beginners  
   

English Language Conversation for Beginners

The Library invites all new speakers of English to join our English Language Conversation Group. English Language Conversation meetings will be held at the Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road (2nd floor), Gardens at Great Neck Plaza, now on every Tuesday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

These are small, informal groups of people that get together to have conversations in English. Various conversation topics may be chosen. This class stresses basic grammar and spoken language, including vocabulary guided by audio-visual guides.

For further information, please call the Reference Dept. at (516) 466-8055, ext. 218.  Groups are facilitated by Librarian Barbara Buckley.

Beginners are encouraged to stay for the second class.

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

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

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM English Language Conversation Second Level  
    Location: Station Branch Community Room

Wednesday June 14, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Jumpbunch  
   

This program provides an environment where parents and little one can interact with others while developing and enhancing social, motor, and cognitive skills.

Week 1 = Field Day with tug of war and sac races

Week 2 = Football

Week 3 = Hockey

Week 4 = Ready Set Race with egg rolling and balance activities

For ages 2 - 3 years old

Registration begins Wednesday, May 31st 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   12:00 PM  -  12:45 PM Jumpbunch  
   

This program provides an environment where parents and their toddlers can interact with others while developing and enhancing social, motor, and cognitive skills.

Week 1 = Field Day with tug of war and sac races

Week 2 = Football

Week 3 = Hockey

Week 4 = Ready Set Race with egg rolling and balance activities

For ages 4 - 5 years old

Registration begins Wednesday, May 31st 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

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

FENCES

2016, 138 minutes, PG-13

Director:     Denzel Washington

Cast:          Denzel Washington, Viola Davis

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM English Language Class  
   

English is a difficult language to learn.  If you are just starting, or need more practice, come join our weekly English Language Class. Our certified instructor will help you learn and practice.  We will be meeting for one hour weekly.

Registration required. Call 466-8055, ext. 273 beginning April 12 at 10:00 a.m.

 

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM ESL Practice  
   

Practice the use of the English Language at the Parkville Branch

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Creative Corner  
   

Join us in an exploration of creativity!  We will be exploring different art forms with paint, glue, glitter and more! For ages 2 to 10 with parent/caregiver.

Registration starts Wednesday, June 7 at 10:00 am.

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Finance Committee Meeting at Main Library  
    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library

Thursday June 15, 2017
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Independence Social Discussion Group  
   

Project Independence provides services and opportunities for seniors that enable them to live independently while maintaining socially active and healthy lives, including help with health related issues, caregiver support, transportation needs for shopping and doctor’s appointments, food and nutrition, and access to benefit and financial assistance. They are a resource for social and recreational interests, and present lectures as well as hold meetings such as this Social Discussion Group at the Parkville Branch.

 

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Thursday Film Encore  
   

FENCES

2016, 138 minutes, PG-13

Director:     Denzel Washington

Cast:          Denzel Washington, Viola Davis

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

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

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Knitting and Crocheting Circle  
   

Now on every Thursday night! Love knitting and/or crocheting? Just starting out and like having others to help you? Advanced and like working with company?  Come join our ongoing knitting and crocheting circle! Help, advice, and chitchat will be facilitated.

 

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

Friday June 16, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Project Independence Men’s Group  
   

Project Independence provides services and opportunities for seniors that enable them to live independently while maintaining socially active and healthy lives, including help with health related issues, caregiver support, transportation needs for shopping and doctor’s appointments, food and nutrition, and access to benefit and financial assistance. They are a resource for social and recreational interests, and present lectures as well as hold meetings such as this Men’s Group at the Parkville Branch.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

Monday June 19, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Stories By Hand  
   

American Sign Language (ASL) is an invaluable skill for both parents and children to use as a way of communicating.

Kids and parents will enjoy interacting while singing and signing rhymes and stories.  A fun craft will conclude the program!

For ages 6 months - 3 years old.

Registration began Wednesday, May 31st.

 

    Location: Main - Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Coloring For Relaxation  
   

Have you heard of the new trend taking the country by storm?  Adults are coloring for relaxation.  Join us for a laid back and relaxing two hours of coloring on Monday afternoons.  We will play nice soft music and supply pencils and coloring pages.  All you have to do is come in, relax and color.  Let your stress just melt away.

Please Note: There will be no class on May 29.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Coloring for Relaxation  
   

Have you heard of the new trend taking the country by storm? Adults are coloring for relaxation. Join us for a laid back and relaxing two hours of coloring on Monday afternoons. We will play nice soft music and supply pencils and coloring pages. All you have to do is come in, relax and color. Let your stress just melt away.

No registration required!

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Nominating Interviews at Parkville Branch  
   

Meeting is Closed to the Public

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

Tuesday June 20, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM English Language Conversation for Beginners  
   

English Language Conversation for Beginners

The Library invites all new speakers of English to join our English Language Conversation Group. English Language Conversation meetings will be held at the Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road (2nd floor), Gardens at Great Neck Plaza, now on every Tuesday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

These are small, informal groups of people that get together to have conversations in English. Various conversation topics may be chosen. This class stresses basic grammar and spoken language, including vocabulary guided by audio-visual guides.

For further information, please call the Reference Dept. at (516) 466-8055, ext. 218.  Groups are facilitated by Librarian Barbara Buckley.

Beginners are encouraged to stay for the second class.

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

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

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM English Language Conversation Second Level  
    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Board of Trustees Regular Meeting at Main Branch  
    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library

Wednesday June 21, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Jumpbunch  
   

This program provides an environment where parents and little one can interact with others while developing and enhancing social, motor, and cognitive skills.

Week 1 = Field Day with tug of war and sac races

Week 2 = Football

Week 3 = Hockey

Week 4 = Ready Set Race with egg rolling and balance activities

For ages 2 - 3 years old

Registration begins Wednesday, May 31st 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   12:00 PM  -  12:45 PM Jumpbunch  
   

This program provides an environment where parents and their toddlers can interact with others while developing and enhancing social, motor, and cognitive skills.

Week 1 = Field Day with tug of war and sac races

Week 2 = Football

Week 3 = Hockey

Week 4 = Ready Set Race with egg rolling and balance activities

For ages 4 - 5 years old

Registration begins Wednesday, May 31st 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Chess Club  
    Location: Small Multipurpose Room Main
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SCORE Business Mentoring  
   

Are you looking to start your own business?  Do you have a business but are looking for some help or guidance in a specific area?  Come set up an appointment with a mentor from SCORE.  SCORE is a non-profit organization consisting of retired business professionals. 

Call to make an appointment for one-hour slots and meet one-on-one with a mentor.

466-8055, ext. 273

   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

DOCTOR STRANGE

2016, 115 minutes, PG-13

Director:     Scott Derrickson

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM English Language Class  
   

English is a difficult language to learn.  If you are just starting, or need more practice, come join our weekly English Language Class. Our certified instructor will help you learn and practice.  We will be meeting for one hour weekly.

Registration required. Call 466-8055, ext. 273 beginning April 12 at 10:00 a.m.

 

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM ESL Practice  
   

Practice the use of the English Language at the Parkville Branch

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM New Beginnings Singles 50 Plus  
   

Join the conversation or just come and listen when Marla Matthews, social worker and television talk show host of The Relationship Journey, facilitates this growing discussion, social and support group meetup. We will meet back at the Main Library. If you are divorced, widowed, single, or an empty nester age 50 plus who would like a new beginning, come and be inspired to make new friends, network and learn new skills towards reinventing yourself.

Please note new day and time

 

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Thursday June 22, 2017
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Independence Social Discussion Group  
   

Project Independence provides services and opportunities for seniors that enable them to live independently while maintaining socially active and healthy lives, including help with health related issues, caregiver support, transportation needs for shopping and doctor’s appointments, food and nutrition, and access to benefit and financial assistance. They are a resource for social and recreational interests, and present lectures as well as hold meetings such as this Social Discussion Group at the Parkville Branch.

 

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Thursday Film Encore  
   

DOCTOR STRANGE

2016, 115 minutes, PG-13

Director:     Scott Derrickson

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

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

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

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:45 PM Sticks in the Stacks: Knitting & Crochet Class  
   

Come and learn the basics, or perhaps just brush up on what you already know. All skill levels are welcome. Supplies will be provided, or bring your own from home.

Please call to register at ext. 232. Classes include the following dates: April 13 & 27, May 11 & 25, and June 8 & 22.

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Knitting and Crocheting Circle  
   

Now on every Thursday night! Love knitting and/or crocheting? Just starting out and like having others to help you? Advanced and like working with company?  Come join our ongoing knitting and crocheting circle! Help, advice, and chitchat will be facilitated.

 

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

Friday June 23, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Project Independence Men’s Group  
   

Project Independence provides services and opportunities for seniors that enable them to live independently while maintaining socially active and healthy lives, including help with health related issues, caregiver support, transportation needs for shopping and doctor’s appointments, food and nutrition, and access to benefit and financial assistance. They are a resource for social and recreational interests, and present lectures as well as hold meetings such as this Men’s Group at the Parkville Branch.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

Saturday June 24, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM AARP Driver Safety Class  
   

Refresher driving course for drivers ages 50 and over for reduction in points or discount on insurance. This is a 6 hour class; please bring your lunch.

AARP member fee: $20.00; Non-AARP member fee: $25.00. Checks only. Registration is ongoing by calling 466-8055, ext. 273.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM How to Buy, Lease or Sell a New or Used Car
Nassau County Bar Assoc. Speaker Anthony Ballato, Esq
 
   

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

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

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

 

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Monday June 26, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Stories By Hand  
   

American Sign Language (ASL) is an invaluable skill for both parents and children to use as a way of communicating.

Kids and parents will enjoy interacting while singing and signing rhymes and stories.  A fun craft will conclude the program!

For ages 6 months - 3 years old.

Registration began Wednesday, May 31st

 

    Location: Main - Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Coloring for Relaxation  
   

Have you heard of the new trend taking the country by storm? Adults are coloring for relaxation. Join us for a laid back and relaxing two hours of coloring on Monday afternoons. We will play nice soft music and supply pencils and coloring pages. All you have to do is come in, relax and color. Let your stress just melt away.

No registration required!

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Coloring For Relaxation  
   

Have you heard of the new trend taking the country by storm?  Adults are coloring for relaxation.  Join us for a laid back and relaxing two hours of coloring on Monday afternoons.  We will play nice soft music and supply pencils and coloring pages.  All you have to do is come in, relax and color.  Let your stress just melt away.

Please Note: There will be no class on May 29.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

Tuesday June 27, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM English Language Conversation for Beginners  
   

English Language Conversation for Beginners

The Library invites all new speakers of English to join our English Language Conversation Group. English Language Conversation meetings will be held at the Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road (2nd floor), Gardens at Great Neck Plaza, now on every Tuesday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

These are small, informal groups of people that get together to have conversations in English. Various conversation topics may be chosen. This class stresses basic grammar and spoken language, including vocabulary guided by audio-visual guides.

For further information, please call the Reference Dept. at (516) 466-8055, ext. 218.  Groups are facilitated by Librarian Barbara Buckley.

Beginners are encouraged to stay for the second class.

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

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

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM English Language Conversation Second Level  
    Location: Station Branch Community Room

Wednesday June 28, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  11:45 AM Jumpbunch  
   

This program provides an environment where parents and little one can interact with others while developing and enhancing social, motor, and cognitive skills.

Week 1 = Field Day with tug of war and sac races

Week 2 = Football

Week 3 = Hockey

Week 4 = Ready Set Race with egg rolling and balance activities

For ages 2 - 3 years old

Registration begins Wednesday, May 31st 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   12:00 PM  -  12:45 PM Jumpbunch  
   

This program provides an environment where parents and their toddlers can interact with others while developing and enhancing social, motor, and cognitive skills.

Week 1 = Field Day with tug of war and sac races

Week 2 = Football

Week 3 = Hockey

Week 4 = Ready Set Race with egg rolling and balance activities

For ages 4 - 5 years old

Registration begins Wednesday, May 31st 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

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

QUEEN OF KATWE

2016, 124 minutes, PG

Director:     Mira Nair

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM English Language Class  
   

English is a difficult language to learn.  If you are just starting, or need more practice, come join our weekly English Language Class. Our certified instructor will help you learn and practice.  We will be meeting for one hour weekly.

Registration required. Call 466-8055, ext. 273 beginning April 12 at 10:00 a.m.

 

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM ESL Practice  
   

Practice the use of the English Language at the Parkville Branch

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Lakeville Literary Club  
   

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Klein

    Location: Lakeville Branch Library

Thursday June 29, 2017
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Project Independence Social Discussion Group  
   

Project Independence provides services and opportunities for seniors that enable them to live independently while maintaining socially active and healthy lives, including help with health related issues, caregiver support, transportation needs for shopping and doctor’s appointments, food and nutrition, and access to benefit and financial assistance. They are a resource for social and recreational interests, and present lectures as well as hold meetings such as this Social Discussion Group at the Parkville Branch.

 

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Parkville Book Group  
    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Thursday Film Encore  
   

 

QUEEN OF KATWE

2016, 124 minutes, PG

Director:     Mira Nair

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

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

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

    Location: Station Branch Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Knitting and Crocheting Circle  
   

Now on every Thursday night! Love knitting and/or crocheting? Just starting out and like having others to help you? Advanced and like working with company?  Come join our ongoing knitting and crocheting circle! Help, advice, and chitchat will be facilitated.

 

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

Friday June 30, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Project Independence Men’s Group  
   

Project Independence provides services and opportunities for seniors that enable them to live independently while maintaining socially active and healthy lives, including help with health related issues, caregiver support, transportation needs for shopping and doctor’s appointments, food and nutrition, and access to benefit and financial assistance. They are a resource for social and recreational interests, and present lectures as well as hold meetings such as this Men’s Group at the Parkville Branch.

    Location: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

Wednesday July 5, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

1776

1972, 166 minutes, PG

Director:  Peter H. Hunt

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

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

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

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Wednesday July 5, 2017 -  Thursday August 17, 2017
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Jr. Levels Summer Camp  
    Contact: Jamie Lagasse   516-466-8055 x 216   jlagasse@greatnecklibrary.org
   

Come and hang out with us at Jr. Levels Summer Camp! Activities will include painting, drawing, crafts, jewelry making, cooking, gardening, yoga/meditation & mindfulness, dance and last but defnitely not least, theatre arts. 

    Location: Levels Teen Center

Wednesday July 5, 2017
   7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Board of Trustees Personnel Committee Meeting at Main Branch  
   

CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

    Location: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library

Thursday July 6, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Thursday Film Encore  
   

1776

1972, 166 minutes, PG

Director:  Peter H. Hunt

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

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

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

    Location: Station Branch Community Room

Monday July 10, 2017
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Jr. Levels: Hall of Science at the Library  
    Contact: Jamie Lagasse   516-466-8055 x 216   levels@greatnecklibrary.org
   

The Hall of Science will be sending their experts to the library to teach hands-on workshops. In this session, children will explore the relationships between predator and prey with an owl pellet dissection. 

Jr. Levels summer programs are for rising 5th and 6th graders. 

    Location: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Tuesday July 11, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Scrabble at Main  
   

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

    Location: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM West Egg Book Group  
   

Between the World and Me (2015), by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Within the framework of letters to his teenage son, Coates describes his experiences and his thinking on race.  National Book Award winner.

Please contact Reference right away to obtain your copy of the book.  Books may take 10 days-2 weeks to reach us from outside the Library.

Also includes organizational meeting to choose titles for 2017-2018.

Registration is limited and begins Monday,June 5 at 10:00AM.  Register online, in person, or by telephone at 466-8055 ext 233

 

 

 

 

    Location: Station Branch Community Room

Wednesday July 12, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Wednesday Film Matinee  
   

TONI ERDMANN

2016, 163 minutes, R, German with English subtitles

Director:  Maren Ade

Cast:       Sandra Huller, Peter Simonischek, Michael Wittenborn

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

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

 

    Location: Main Library Community Room

Thursday July 13, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Thursday Film Encore  
   

TONI ERDMANN

2016, 163 minutes, R, German with English subtitles

Director:  Maren Ade

Cast:       Sandra Huller, Peter Simonischek, Michael Wittenborn

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

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

    Location: Station Branch Community Room

Monday July 17, 2017
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Jr. Levels: Hall of Science at the Library  
    Contact: Jamie Lagasse   516-466-8055 x 216   levels@greatnecklibrary.org