Friday November 16, 2018 - Sunday December 16, 2018
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Display Case
Amy Breakstone Raku Ceramics
Pottery by Amy Breakstone - Great Neck North Alumna
 
Clay fired from gas kilns to wood fired kilns to Raku, Saggar, and Sawdust. All create dramatic results of blended textures and color.
"Come see what earth and fire can deliver!!"
 
                                      
 
Amy Breakstone,MD is an alumna of Great Neck North where she developed her interest in pottery and, in fact, as a student, taught a wheel throwing course within the Community School. She went on to study work in clay at Wesleyan University.  After a brief hiatus of 40 years (medical school, raising 3 children and full time practice in OB/GYN) she again took up this art form over the past 2 years at Canton Clayworks in CT.  While still practicing medicine as her day job, she has explored the excitement of wheel throwing and sculpture, firing at high temperatures in a Naborigama wood fired kiln as well as Raku, Saggar, and sawdust firings, all under the tutelage of master potter, Tim Scull. All of these methods create dramatic results of blended textures and color.
LOCATION: Main Library Lower Lobby Art Gallery
Pottery by Amy Breakstone - Great Neck North Alumna
 
Clay fired from gas kilns to wood fired kilns to Raku, Saggar, and Sawdust. All create dramatic results of blended textures and color.
"Come see what earth and fire can deliver!!"
 
                                      
 
Amy Breakstone,MD is an alumna of Great Neck North where she developed her interest in pottery and, in fact, as a student, taught a wheel throwing course within the Community School. She went on to study work in clay at Wesleyan University.  After a brief hiatus of 40 years (medical school, raising 3 children and full time practice in OB/GYN) she again took up this art form over the past 2 years at Canton Clayworks in CT.  While still practicing medicine as her day job, she has explored the excitement of wheel throwing and sculpture, firing at high temperatures in a Naborigama wood fired kiln as well as Raku, Saggar, and sawdust firings, all under the tutelage of master potter, Tim Scull. All of these methods create dramatic results of blended textures and color.
LOCATION: Main Library Lower Lobby Art Gallery

Monday November 26, 2018 - Wednesday December 26, 2018
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Library Gallery
'Angel Shale' Handmade Prints
by Michele La Mont Ganz

 

I  have always felt a connection between the performing arts and visual arts. There exists a form  to melodies as well as color. I try to create free flowing and imaginative works that draw the viewer in again and again. My smaller works invite close up inspection as they are intricate and abstract. I want each observer to see what  is meaningful to them.

      I continue to experiment with papers, mediums and processes in my current work, always seeking to create curious and delicate pieces that draw the viewer closer for a more intimate experience.  All works are unique and hand printed on various papers.  Works are produced using a variety of  techniques  such as;  Intaglio, Chine- collé, etching, solar plates,  linoleum cuts, gold and copper leaf.

- Michele La Mont Ganz

    Michele La Mont was born in Troy, New York. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Music from SUNY Albany with a concentration in Piano performance. Ms. La Mont also attended Graduate school at NYU and Columbia, as well as graduate courses during summer sessions at Juilliard. Currently, Ms. La Mont teaches Piano to private students.  She is co-chair of the Library's Music Advisory Committee.

Join Michele for her reception in the Library Gallery on Sunday, December 9 from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Main Library Lower Lobby Art Gallery

 

I  have always felt a connection between the performing arts and visual arts. There exists a form  to melodies as well as color. I try to create free flowing and imaginative works that draw the viewer in again and again. My smaller works invite close up inspection as they are intricate and abstract. I want each observer to see what  is meaningful to them.

      I continue to experiment with papers, mediums and processes in my current work, always seeking to create curious and delicate pieces that draw the viewer closer for a more intimate experience.  All works are unique and hand printed on various papers.  Works are produced using a variety of  techniques  such as;  Intaglio, Chine- collé, etching, solar plates,  linoleum cuts, gold and copper leaf.

- Michele La Mont Ganz

    Michele La Mont was born in Troy, New York. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Music from SUNY Albany with a concentration in Piano performance. Ms. La Mont also attended Graduate school at NYU and Columbia, as well as graduate courses during summer sessions at Juilliard. Currently, Ms. La Mont teaches Piano to private students.  She is co-chair of the Library's Music Advisory Committee.

Join Michele for her reception in the Library Gallery on Sunday, December 9 from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Main Library Lower Lobby Art Gallery

Sunday December 16, 2018
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1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Contemporary Cabaret - 20th Century Girl performed by Lois Morton
A program of song and laughter with award-winning singer/songwriter Lois Morton.  Her original humorous songs about the stresses of modern society on such subjects as clutter, cell phones, diets, side effects of medication, road rage and more, capture the essence of our contemporary culture and will keep you laughing with her.   .......a universal humor everyone can relate to and an antidote for the madness of everyday life.
 
"Don't be deceived-  underneath Lois Morton's sweet grandmotherly demeanor lurks a wickedly clever songwriter.  The legacy of Tom Lehrer lives in Lois"
       John Platt, . Host "Sunday Breakfast," WFUV-FM, N.Y. Fordham U. 
 
"A plucky, sassy songwriter who writes laugh-out-loud funny material that sparkles with the glow of truth."
       Rob Lester, 'Cabaret Scenes"

Registration suggested beginning Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.

Great Neck Library School District residents have priority for seating.  Please arrive 15 minutes earlier for preferred seating.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
There are many spaces available.
A program of song and laughter with award-winning singer/songwriter Lois Morton.  Her original humorous songs about the stresses of modern society on such subjects as clutter, cell phones, diets, side effects of medication, road rage and more, capture the essence of our contemporary culture and will keep you laughing with her.   .......a universal humor everyone can relate to and an antidote for the madness of everyday life.
 
"Don't be deceived-  underneath Lois Morton's sweet grandmotherly demeanor lurks a wickedly clever songwriter.  The legacy of Tom Lehrer lives in Lois"
       John Platt, . Host "Sunday Breakfast," WFUV-FM, N.Y. Fordham U. 
 
"A plucky, sassy songwriter who writes laugh-out-loud funny material that sparkles with the glow of truth."
       Rob Lester, 'Cabaret Scenes"

Registration suggested beginning Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.

Great Neck Library School District residents have priority for seating.  Please arrive 15 minutes earlier for preferred seating.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Monday December 17, 2018
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
2s Story Time

Don’t miss out on this great program for children 2 year olds!  Parents and children participate in a fun-filled 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, November 14, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. 

Session of programs includes the following dates: November 19, November 26, December 3, December 10 and December 17

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room

Don’t miss out on this great program for children 2 year olds!  Parents and children participate in a fun-filled 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, November 14, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. 

Session of programs includes the following dates: November 19, November 26, December 3, December 10 and December 17

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room

 
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1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Afternoon Preschool Art Lab

Dress for a mess as we engage, explore, and experiment in art. It’s about the process, not the product, in this open-ended art program for child and caregiver.

For ages 2 through 5 only

Registration begins Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.  (Must scroll back to November 19, the first date of the program, for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: November 19, November 26, December 3, December 10, and December 17

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
There are 12 spaces available.

Dress for a mess as we engage, explore, and experiment in art. It’s about the process, not the product, in this open-ended art program for child and caregiver.

For ages 2 through 5 only

Registration begins Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.  (Must scroll back to November 19, the first date of the program, for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: November 19, November 26, December 3, December 10, and December 17

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

There are 12 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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.

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

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.

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

 
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2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Share & Play

This drop in program is designed for the very young that will include open play time, parachute time, and some easy books for you and your child to enjoy together with bubbles to end it all...of course!

Come and meet other parents/caregivers with children around the same age.

For ages Infant - 4 years old with parent/caregiver

No registration necessary.

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LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

This drop in program is designed for the very young that will include open play time, parachute time, and some easy books for you and your child to enjoy together with bubbles to end it all...of course!

Come and meet other parents/caregivers with children around the same age.

For ages Infant - 4 years old with parent/caregiver

No registration necessary.

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LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Station Itty Bitty Babytime

Sit, sing, and play with your baby as our librarian teaches you new and traditional songs, finger-plays, and very simple stories.  Meet and share this delightful experience with other parents and their new babies.

For ages 0 through 9 months (non-crawlers).

Registration required and begins Wednesday, September 26 at 9:30 am or 10 am by phone.

 

LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room
There are 3 spaces available.

Sit, sing, and play with your baby as our librarian teaches you new and traditional songs, finger-plays, and very simple stories.  Meet and share this delightful experience with other parents and their new babies.

For ages 0 through 9 months (non-crawlers).

Registration required and begins Wednesday, September 26 at 9:30 am or 10 am by phone.

 

LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

There are 3 spaces available.

 
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4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Evening Preschool Art Lab

Dress for a mess as we engage, explore, and experiment in art. It’s about the process, not the product, in this open-ended art program for child and caregiver.

For ages 2 through 5 only

Registration begins Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.  (Must scroll back to November 19, the first date of the program, for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: November 19, November 26, December 3, December 10, and December 17

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

Dress for a mess as we engage, explore, and experiment in art. It’s about the process, not the product, in this open-ended art program for child and caregiver.

For ages 2 through 5 only

Registration begins Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.  (Must scroll back to November 19, the first date of the program, for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: November 19, November 26, December 3, December 10, and December 17

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Jr. Levels, Intermediate Ukulele!

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Ready to take your ukulele skills to the next level? Join us for this intermediate ukulele class to learn new chords and songs. This class is for children who have taken our beginner or intermediate class in the past, or those who have studied on their own. Bring your own uke or borrow one of ours! Jr. Levels classes are for children in 5th and 6th grade. 

CONTACT: Adam Hinz  516-466-8055 ext.246  ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
LOCATION: Levels Teen Center

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Ready to take your ukulele skills to the next level? Join us for this intermediate ukulele class to learn new chords and songs. This class is for children who have taken our beginner or intermediate class in the past, or those who have studied on their own. Bring your own uke or borrow one of ours! Jr. Levels classes are for children in 5th and 6th grade. 

CONTACT:
  Adam Hinz
  516.466.8055 ext.246
  ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org

LOCATION: Levels Teen Center

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Levels: UKULELE with Matt!

PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN UKE!!!  Start with the basics of this fun and versatile instrument. Learn strumming technique, chords, strumming patterns, and a few songs along the way. More advanced players: learn more complex chord structures, finger picking technique and melodies, and incorporate them into songs. 


Levels events 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

PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN UKE!!!  Start with the basics of this fun and versatile instrument. Learn strumming technique, chords, strumming patterns, and a few songs along the way. More advanced players: learn more complex chord structures, finger picking technique and melodies, and incorporate them into songs. 


Levels events 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

 
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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!!

Come dressed to make a mess.

For 2 - 10 year olds with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. 

Session of programs includes the following dates: November 19, November 26, December 3, December 10 and December 17

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room

Join us in an exploration of creativity.  We will be exploring different art forms with paint, glue, glitter and more!!

Come dressed to make a mess.

For 2 - 10 year olds with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. 

Session of programs includes the following dates: November 19, November 26, December 3, December 10 and December 17

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Levels: STITCH! with Gabby!

Sewing, knitting, needle-felting, macramé and more!  If your project involves fabric, yarn, thread or cord, we'll help you make it!


Levels events 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

Sewing, knitting, needle-felting, macramé and more!  If your project involves fabric, yarn, thread or cord, we'll help you make it!


Levels events 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

 
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6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Levels: CRAFT FOR A CAUSE with Jamie and Gabby

EARN COMMUNITY SERVICE CREDIT!  Use your crafting skills to help out a worthy charity, and fulfill those necessary community service hours!  THIS WORKSHOP IS ONE-DAY-ONLY!


Levels events take place at
THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER
Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED (for this event ONLY)!
Free of charge.

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

 

LOCATION: Levels Teen Center
There are 15 spaces available.

EARN COMMUNITY SERVICE CREDIT!  Use your crafting skills to help out a worthy charity, and fulfill those necessary community service hours!  THIS WORKSHOP IS ONE-DAY-ONLY!


Levels events take place at
THE LEVELS TEEN CENTER
Great Neck Library Main Building
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY 11023


REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED (for this event ONLY)!
Free of charge.

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

 

LOCATION: Levels Teen Center

There are 15 spaces available.

Tuesday December 18, 2018
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Stories for Tots

Come join us for a fun filled, early literacy experience!  You and your child (18-23 months) 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, November 14, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. 

Session of programs includes the following dates: November 20, November 27, December 4, December 11 and December 18

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room

Come join us for a fun filled, early literacy experience!  You and your child (18-23 months) 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, November 14, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. 

Session of programs includes the following dates: November 20, November 27, December 4, December 11 and December 18

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Tiny Tots Storytime

Help your child get on the road to becoming a reader by joining us for stories, rhymes, songs, and activities! 

Ages 2 through 5

Registration begins Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.  (Must scroll back to November 20 - the first date of the program, for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: November 20, November 27, December 4, December 11, and December 18

 

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

Help your child get on the road to becoming a reader by joining us for stories, rhymes, songs, and activities! 

Ages 2 through 5

Registration begins Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.  (Must scroll back to November 20 - the first date of the program, for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: November 20, November 27, December 4, December 11, and December 18

 

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

 
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4:00 PM - 4:40 PM
K - 2nd grade Story Crafts

This series of classes will have youngsters listening to a story and making a related craft to take home on their own!!  Parents are asked to remain in Children’s department during program.

For Kdgn -  2nd graders ONLY

Registration begins Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. 

Session of programs includes the following dates: November 20, November 27, December 4, December 11 and December 18

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room

This series of classes will have youngsters listening to a story and making a related craft to take home on their own!!  Parents are asked to remain in Children’s department during program.

For Kdgn -  2nd graders ONLY

Registration begins Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. 

Session of programs includes the following dates: November 20, November 27, December 4, December 11 and December 18

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Station Toytime

Babies age 10 to 17 months and their caregivers will enjoy a 45 minute session with our childrens librarian.  Toys and games to enhance early learning and movement with an interactive circle time including music, nursery rhymes and books introducing counting, letters and other early concepts in a fun interactive environment.

Registration required; begins on Wednesday November 14 at 9:30 am online or 10 am by phone.

Six week session includes the following dates: Tuesdays, November 20, 27, December 4, 11, 18.

 

 

 

 

LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

Babies age 10 to 17 months and their caregivers will enjoy a 45 minute session with our childrens librarian.  Toys and games to enhance early learning and movement with an interactive circle time including music, nursery rhymes and books introducing counting, letters and other early concepts in a fun interactive environment.

Registration required; begins on Wednesday November 14 at 9:30 am online or 10 am by phone.

Six week session includes the following dates: Tuesdays, November 20, 27, December 4, 11, 18.

 

 

 

 

LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Craft for a Cause: Community Service for Teens

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Volunteer and make a difference for local community organizations.  Earn community service by participating in craft and writing projects for a variety of interests and abilities.  Your service will impact youth, families, veterans, pets, and more.  Come as often or as little as you would like. No registration needed.  

CONTACT: Adam Hinz  516-466-8055 ext.246  ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

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Volunteer and make a difference for local community organizations.  Earn community service by participating in craft and writing projects for a variety of interests and abilities.  Your service will impact youth, families, veterans, pets, and more.  Come as often or as little as you would like. No registration needed.  

CONTACT:
  Adam Hinz
  516.466.8055 ext.246
  ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Levels: LIVE FROM LEVELS with Mike!

Help create the next episode of our SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE-style sketch comedy show!  Writers and performers needed, tech people too -- if you think you’re funny, come on down!

Levels events 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

Help create the next episode of our SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE-style sketch comedy show!  Writers and performers needed, tech people too -- if you think you’re funny, come on down!

Levels events 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

 
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6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Science Cafe

Calling all 1st and 2nd graders to join our Science Cafe for a great time with old and new friends to exercise design, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills while creating a different activity each week.

For 1st - 2nd graders ONLY

Registration begins Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. 

Session of programs includes the following dates: November 20, November 27, December 4, December 11 and December 18

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room

Calling all 1st and 2nd graders to join our Science Cafe for a great time with old and new friends to exercise design, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills while creating a different activity each week.

For 1st - 2nd graders ONLY

Registration begins Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. 

Session of programs includes the following dates: November 20, November 27, December 4, December 11 and December 18

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
West Egg Book Club

West Egg Book Club

December Title: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Ursula todd was born in 1910 and is fated to die and be reborn over and over until she "gets it right".  Life after life after life: Atkinson's telling title suggest not some glorious afterworld but the structure of this remarkable novel, about an English girl born in February, 1910.  In fact, Ursula is stillborn in an opening chapter but emerges a healthy baby in the next; and the author then hopscotches through time, circling back to offer alternate versions of Ursula's life.  Did Ursula endure an unwanted pregnancy, see her broher die of influenza, enter into a sour marriage, or not? Did she survive World Warr II Britain or instead marry a German and face down Hitler, a gun in her hand? Atkinson delivers a clear understanding that one life can take different avenues, and what a difference that can make.  (Library Journal)

Please contact Reference early enough to obtain your copy of the book.  Books may take 10 to 14 days to reach us from outside the Library.

 

LOCATION: Station Branch

West Egg Book Club

December Title: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Ursula todd was born in 1910 and is fated to die and be reborn over and over until she "gets it right".  Life after life after life: Atkinson's telling title suggest not some glorious afterworld but the structure of this remarkable novel, about an English girl born in February, 1910.  In fact, Ursula is stillborn in an opening chapter but emerges a healthy baby in the next; and the author then hopscotches through time, circling back to offer alternate versions of Ursula's life.  Did Ursula endure an unwanted pregnancy, see her broher die of influenza, enter into a sour marriage, or not? Did she survive World Warr II Britain or instead marry a German and face down Hitler, a gun in her hand? Atkinson delivers a clear understanding that one life can take different avenues, and what a difference that can make.  (Library Journal)

Please contact Reference early enough to obtain your copy of the book.  Books may take 10 to 14 days to reach us from outside the Library.

 

LOCATION: Station Branch

 
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Allies in Wellness: Who Are We Becoming? with Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh

Join Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh in a spiritual discussion on accessing our higher consciousness (in accordance with the power of presence.)

Registration strongly suggested beginning  Monday, September 17 at 10:00 a.m. by calling 466-8055 exts. 218/219 or register online.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
There are 23 spaces available.

Join Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh in a spiritual discussion on accessing our higher consciousness (in accordance with the power of presence.)

Registration strongly suggested beginning  Monday, September 17 at 10:00 a.m. by calling 466-8055 exts. 218/219 or register online.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are 23 spaces available.

 
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7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Board of Trustees Regular Meeting at Main Library

Executive Session (Legal Matters) 7:30PM - 8 PM

Public Session will begin at 8 PM

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Executive Session (Legal Matters) 7:30PM - 8 PM

Public Session will begin at 8 PM

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

 
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8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Levels: FINAL CUT PRO EDITING with Mike!

Learn Final Cut X while helping to edit our past Levels shows!

Levels events 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

Learn Final Cut X while helping to edit our past Levels shows!

Levels events 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 December 19, 2018
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Itty Bitty Babies

Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, cuddles and books appropriate for the youngest of the young. Learn how to introduce your child to words and language by incorporating songs into all your routines such as bath time, diaper changes, getting into the car seat and naptime!

For 0 - 9 months olds (NON-CRAWLERS) with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. 

Session of programs includes the following dates: November 21, November 28, December 5, December 12 and December 19

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room

Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, cuddles and books appropriate for the youngest of the young. Learn how to introduce your child to words and language by incorporating songs into all your routines such as bath time, diaper changes, getting into the car seat and naptime!

For 0 - 9 months olds (NON-CRAWLERS) with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. 

Session of programs includes the following dates: November 21, November 28, December 5, December 12 and December 19

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room

 
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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chess at Main

Enjoy a game of chess on Wednesdays at the Main Library, any time from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.   All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Enjoy a game of chess on Wednesdays at the Main Library, any time from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.   All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

 
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Scrabble at Station

Enjoy a game of Scrabble with new friends at all levels, at the Station Branch!

Wednesdays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Station Branch

Enjoy a game of Scrabble with new friends at all levels, at the Station Branch!

Wednesdays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Station Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday Film Matinee

OCEAN'S 8

2018, 110 minutes, rated PG-13

Director:  Gary Ross

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

OCEAN'S 8

2018, 110 minutes, rated PG-13

Director:  Gary Ross

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

 
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2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Creative Crawlers

Crawl, create, and make art with your little one! This art program is for babies only! Children under the age of 2 are invited to explore various techniques, textures, and mediums in an engaging and nurturing environment.

And don’t forget to come dressed for a mess!

For 0 - 23 month olds with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. 

Session of programs includes the following dates: November 21, November 28, December 5, December 12 and December 19

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room

Crawl, create, and make art with your little one! This art program is for babies only! Children under the age of 2 are invited to explore various techniques, textures, and mediums in an engaging and nurturing environment.

And don’t forget to come dressed for a mess!

For 0 - 23 month olds with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. 

Session of programs includes the following dates: November 21, November 28, December 5, December 12 and December 19

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Sticks in the Stacks

Come and learn the basics, perhaps just brush up on what you already know and help us crochet and knit for a cause!   All skill levels are welcome. Supplies will be provided, or bring your own from home.

Please call to register at ext. 232. 

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Come and learn the basics, perhaps just brush up on what you already know and help us crochet and knit for a cause!   All skill levels are welcome. Supplies will be provided, or bring your own from home.

Please call to register at ext. 232. 

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

 
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4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Children's Crochet Club

Join us every Wednesday for our Children’s Crochet Club, whether you already know how to crochet or not! Work on a project for yourself or earn community service hours by making an item to donate to a local charity. Materials will be provided.

For children in grades 1 - 6

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

Join us every Wednesday for our Children’s Crochet Club, whether you already know how to crochet or not! Work on a project for yourself or earn community service hours by making an item to donate to a local charity. Materials will be provided.

For children in grades 1 - 6

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Levels: DANCE OFF @ LEVELS with Jonelle!

Can't dance? CAN dance, but want to learn more? Whether you're a beginner or an experienced dancer, this workshop is for you! Dance styles will include: jazz, modern, hip hop, tap, and improvisation. Come dressed to move!



Levels events 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

Can't dance? CAN dance, but want to learn more? Whether you're a beginner or an experienced dancer, this workshop is for you! Dance styles will include: jazz, modern, hip hop, tap, and improvisation. Come dressed to move!



Levels events 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

 
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6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Simply S.T.E.M.

This is a series of programs created to inspire learning through inquiry and play.  Specifically for 5th and 6th graders who are looking for engaging ways to experience S.T.E.M. learning!

Each session is different and full of fun and learning!!

For 5th - 6th graders ONLY

Registration begins Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. 

Session of programs includes the following dates: November 21, November 28, December 5, December 12 and December 19

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room

This is a series of programs created to inspire learning through inquiry and play.  Specifically for 5th and 6th graders who are looking for engaging ways to experience S.T.E.M. learning!

Each session is different and full of fun and learning!!

For 5th - 6th graders ONLY

Registration begins Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. 

Session of programs includes the following dates: November 21, November 28, December 5, December 12 and December 19

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Levels: SMARTPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY 101 with Jamie!

We'll learn tips and techniques for taking eye-catching photos with your smartphone. Step into the world of the truly insta-glamorous as we review how to frame our shots, take breathtaking portraits, work with lighting, and so much more!



Levels events 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

We'll learn tips and techniques for taking eye-catching photos with your smartphone. Step into the world of the truly insta-glamorous as we review how to frame our shots, take breathtaking portraits, work with lighting, and so much more!



Levels events 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

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Lakeville Literary Club

Beartown by Frederick Backman

Beartown is a tiny community nestled deep in the forest, where the junior ice hockey team is about to compete in the national semi-finals. However the match becomes the catalyst that will leave the town in turmoil.

Copies of the book will be available to registered patrons for pick-up at the branch of their choice. Please register by the first of the month by phone at 516-466-8055, ext. 232 to guarantee receiving the book in time.

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Beartown by Frederick Backman

Beartown is a tiny community nestled deep in the forest, where the junior ice hockey team is about to compete in the national semi-finals. However the match becomes the catalyst that will leave the town in turmoil.

Copies of the book will be available to registered patrons for pick-up at the branch of their choice. Please register by the first of the month by phone at 516-466-8055, ext. 232 to guarantee receiving the book in time.

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Thursday December 20, 2018
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Itty Bitty Baby

Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, cuddles and books appropriate for the youngest of the young. Learn how to introduce your child to words and language by incorporating songs into all your routines such as bath time, diaper changes, getting into the car seat and naptime!

For ages 0 - 9 months old (NON_WALKERS) with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. 

Series of programs includes the following dates:November 29, December 6, December 13 and December 20

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LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library
There are 5 spaces available.

Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, cuddles and books appropriate for the youngest of the young. Learn how to introduce your child to words and language by incorporating songs into all your routines such as bath time, diaper changes, getting into the car seat and naptime!

For ages 0 - 9 months old (NON_WALKERS) with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. 

Series of programs includes the following dates:November 29, December 6, December 13 and December 20

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LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Stories for Tots

Come join us for a fun filled, early literacy experience!  You and your child (18-23 months) 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, November 14, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. 

Program session includes the following dates: November 29, December 6, December 13 and December 20

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LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

Come join us for a fun filled, early literacy experience!  You and your child (18-23 months) 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, November 14, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. 

Program session includes the following dates: November 29, December 6, December 13 and December 20

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LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Holiday Tech Time

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 Wondering which device to buy family and friends for the holidays?

 Want to learn how to use the fancy new tech gadget you received?

 Still can’t use your tech gifts from last year?

 

 Stop by the Main Library from 12:00 to 2:00 pm

 Thursdays, December 6 to 27.

 

 In Study Room 120      No appointment needed.

CONTACT: Christopher Van Wickler  516-466-8055 ext.230  cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org
LOCATION: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library

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 Wondering which device to buy family and friends for the holidays?

 Want to learn how to use the fancy new tech gadget you received?

 Still can’t use your tech gifts from last year?

 

 Stop by the Main Library from 12:00 to 2:00 pm

 Thursdays, December 6 to 27.

 

 In Study Room 120      No appointment needed.

CONTACT:
  Christopher Van Wickler
  516.466.8055 ext.230
  cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org

LOCATION: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library

 
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday Film Encore

OCEAN'S 8

2018, 110 minutes, rated PG-13

Director:  Gary Ross

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

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

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

LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

OCEAN'S 8

2018, 110 minutes, rated PG-13

Director:  Gary Ross

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

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

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

LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

 
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3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Little Listeners

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

For 3 - 5 year olds with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. 

Session of programs includes the following dates: November 29, December 6, December 13 and December 20

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room

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

For 3 - 5 year olds with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. 

Session of programs includes the following dates: November 29, December 6, December 13 and December 20

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Levels: MAKEUP CLUB with Jonelle!

Transform yourself into the persona of your dreams!  Conceptualize an all-new head-to-toe "lewk"!  And while we're at it, we'll expand and reorganize our makeup collection for upcoming shows and events! (NO CLASS 12/13 DUE TO OUR THEATRE PRODUCTION!)



Levels events 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

Transform yourself into the persona of your dreams!  Conceptualize an all-new head-to-toe "lewk"!  And while we're at it, we'll expand and reorganize our makeup collection for upcoming shows and events! (NO CLASS 12/13 DUE TO OUR THEATRE PRODUCTION!)



Levels events 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

 
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6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
B'Twixt & B'Tween

B’Twixt & B’Tween club is a series of programs offered 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 & 4th graders ONLY

Registration begins Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. 

Session of programs includes the following dates: November 29, December 6, December 13, December 20

 

LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room

B’Twixt & B’Tween club is a series of programs offered 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 & 4th graders ONLY

Registration begins Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. 

Session of programs includes the following dates: November 29, December 6, December 13, December 20

 

LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
English Language Conversation Group

The Library invites those who wish to practice speaking English to join our English Language Conversation Group, facilitated by Librarian Jennifer Ransom. This is a small, informal group of people that get together once a week to have conversations in English on a variety of topics.

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

The Library invites those who wish to practice speaking English to join our English Language Conversation Group, facilitated by Librarian Jennifer Ransom. This is a small, informal group of people that get together once a week to have conversations in English on a variety of topics.

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Levels: COSTUMES & COSPLAY with Jonelle!

Learn the ins and outs of theatre costumes and cosplay! Together we'll look back at iconic Broadway costumes and cosplay looks, and with the help of our very own Levels Costume Collection, you'll create your own.  We'll provide the fabric and tools (including thread and needles if you'd like to learn how to sew)...all you need is your imagination!  (NO CLASS 12/13 DUE TO OUR THEATRE PRODUCTION!)



Levels events 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

Learn the ins and outs of theatre costumes and cosplay! Together we'll look back at iconic Broadway costumes and cosplay looks, and with the help of our very own Levels Costume Collection, you'll create your own.  We'll provide the fabric and tools (including thread and needles if you'd like to learn how to sew)...all you need is your imagination!  (NO CLASS 12/13 DUE TO OUR THEATRE PRODUCTION!)



Levels events 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

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Knitting and Crocheting Circle

Love knitting and/or crocheting? Just starting out and like having others to help you? Advanced and like working with compnay? Come join our group meeting every Thursday night! Help, advice, and chitchat will be fascilitated.

CONTACT: Sheila
LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

Love knitting and/or crocheting? Just starting out and like having others to help you? Advanced and like working with compnay? Come join our group meeting every Thursday night! Help, advice, and chitchat will be fascilitated.

CONTACT:
  Sheila
  
  

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Yoga and Meditation facilitated by Sharon Epstein

Learn yoga postures, breathing practices and meditation techniques to bring balance, equilibrium and good health to your body and mind. Studies have shown that yoga and meditation have remarkable healing effects for those who practice. Open to all levels, this 60 minute class will promote flexibility, strength and balance for your body and mind. Bring a yoga mat, meditation pillow to sit on, water bottle and small towel.  Dress in comfortable clothing.

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only.  Registration begins Monday, September 17 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, September 24 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library .  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

Classes:  Oct. 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29, Dec. 6, 13 (skip Nov. 22)

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Learn yoga postures, breathing practices and meditation techniques to bring balance, equilibrium and good health to your body and mind. Studies have shown that yoga and meditation have remarkable healing effects for those who practice. Open to all levels, this 60 minute class will promote flexibility, strength and balance for your body and mind. Bring a yoga mat, meditation pillow to sit on, water bottle and small towel.  Dress in comfortable clothing.

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only.  Registration begins Monday, September 17 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, September 24 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library .  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

Classes:  Oct. 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29, Dec. 6, 13 (skip Nov. 22)

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Friday December 21, 2018
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Toy Time

Enjoy forty-five minutes of preschool fun featuring a musical setting, singing, puzzles, and toys in which little ones can play and climb.  Start the fun with circle time that will include a book or two!!

For 10 - 17 month olds with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. 

Session of programs includes the following dates: November 30, December 7, December 14 and December 21

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room

Enjoy forty-five minutes of preschool fun featuring a musical setting, singing, puzzles, and toys in which little ones can play and climb.  Start the fun with circle time that will include a book or two!!

For 10 - 17 month olds with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. 

Session of programs includes the following dates: November 30, December 7, December 14 and December 21

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room

 
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2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Share & Play

This drop in program is designed for the very young that will include open play time, parachute time, and some easy books for you and your child to enjoy together with bubbles to end it all...of course!

Come and meet other parents/caregivers with children around the same age.

For ages Infant - 4 years old with parent/caregiver

No registration necessary.

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LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

This drop in program is designed for the very young that will include open play time, parachute time, and some easy books for you and your child to enjoy together with bubbles to end it all...of course!

Come and meet other parents/caregivers with children around the same age.

For ages Infant - 4 years old with parent/caregiver

No registration necessary.

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LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Family LEGO

Come join us for an afternoon at the library where you can build, create and play with LEGOs.  For all family members to work as a team!

All ages

No Registration required 

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LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Come join us for an afternoon at the library where you can build, create and play with LEGOs.  For all family members to work as a team!

All ages

No Registration required 

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LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

 
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7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Levels: CANDY HOUSE NIGHT!

Make a candy house!  They're so delicious, you'll want to move in!  But you can't.  Unless you're REALLY small.
 

Levels events 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

Make a candy house!  They're so delicious, you'll want to move in!  But you can't.  Unless you're REALLY small.
 

Levels events 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 December 22, 2018
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Saturday Story Time

Can’t make the weekday story times? Join us Saturday mornings!

This half-hour story program provides a great opportunity for working parents and caregivers to attend a fun story time at the library enjoying books, songs, rhymes, and movement activities together.

Open to all ages, but aimed at children 0-6 and their parents or caregivers.

No registration required!

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room

Can’t make the weekday story times? Join us Saturday mornings!

This half-hour story program provides a great opportunity for working parents and caregivers to attend a fun story time at the library enjoying books, songs, rhymes, and movement activities together.

Open to all ages, but aimed at children 0-6 and their parents or caregivers.

No registration required!

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room

 
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7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Levels: VIDEO GAME TOURNAMENT!

Bring your friends!  Then battle them and blow them up and stuff!  YEAH!!!!!  WHOOOOOOO!!!!!!
 

Levels events 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

Bring your friends!  Then battle them and blow them up and stuff!  YEAH!!!!!  WHOOOOOOO!!!!!!
 

Levels events 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 December 26, 2018
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Animal Show

Join our exciting, hands-on and educational show with 12-14 different animals giving patrons the opportunity to see some common, as well as some not-so-common pets up close and learn about them. Children and parents/caregivers will learn all about the different animals, where the come from, how to take care of them, lots of fun and interesting facts about them as well.

All of the animals come in carriers and will be taking out one animal at a time (This is not a  petting zoo). A Presenter will talk about the animals as an Assistant walks around with them so everyone has an opportunity to see the animal up close.

Volunteers will be asked to come up and be a part of the show making the show very interactive and leave with a greater appreciation of animals and our relationship with them.

For 2 - 12 year olds with parent/caregiver

Tickets are required: They will be available beginning Thursday, December 13, 8:00pm at all library locations.  Great Neck Library card is required for a limited number of tickets per family.

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LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

Join our exciting, hands-on and educational show with 12-14 different animals giving patrons the opportunity to see some common, as well as some not-so-common pets up close and learn about them. Children and parents/caregivers will learn all about the different animals, where the come from, how to take care of them, lots of fun and interesting facts about them as well.

All of the animals come in carriers and will be taking out one animal at a time (This is not a  petting zoo). A Presenter will talk about the animals as an Assistant walks around with them so everyone has an opportunity to see the animal up close.

Volunteers will be asked to come up and be a part of the show making the show very interactive and leave with a greater appreciation of animals and our relationship with them.

For 2 - 12 year olds with parent/caregiver

Tickets are required: They will be available beginning Thursday, December 13, 8:00pm at all library locations.  Great Neck Library card is required for a limited number of tickets per family.

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LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

 
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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chess at Main

Enjoy a game of chess on Wednesdays at the Main Library, any time from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.   All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Enjoy a game of chess on Wednesdays at the Main Library, any time from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.   All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

 
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Scrabble at Station

Enjoy a game of Scrabble with new friends at all levels, at the Station Branch!

Wednesdays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Station Branch

Enjoy a game of Scrabble with new friends at all levels, at the Station Branch!

Wednesdays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Station Branch

 
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4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Children's Crochet Club

Join us every Wednesday for our Children’s Crochet Club, whether you already know how to crochet or not! Work on a project for yourself or earn community service hours by making an item to donate to a local charity. Materials will be provided.

For children in grades 1 - 6

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

Join us every Wednesday for our Children’s Crochet Club, whether you already know how to crochet or not! Work on a project for yourself or earn community service hours by making an item to donate to a local charity. Materials will be provided.

For children in grades 1 - 6

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

Thursday December 27, 2018
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
The Magic Trunk

World renowned professional Actress/Ventriloquist, Comedian, Sylvia Fletcher will dazzle you with her amazing talent, lively unforgettable characters, inanimate objects, and voice illusions that will lure audiences into her hilarious and intriguing world of comedy.

For 2 - 12 year olds with parent/caregiver

Tickets are required: They will be available beginning Thursday, December 13, 8:00pm at all library locations.  Great Neck Library card is required for a limited number of tickets per family.

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LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

World renowned professional Actress/Ventriloquist, Comedian, Sylvia Fletcher will dazzle you with her amazing talent, lively unforgettable characters, inanimate objects, and voice illusions that will lure audiences into her hilarious and intriguing world of comedy.

For 2 - 12 year olds with parent/caregiver

Tickets are required: They will be available beginning Thursday, December 13, 8:00pm at all library locations.  Great Neck Library card is required for a limited number of tickets per family.

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LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Holiday Tech Time

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 Wondering which device to buy family and friends for the holidays?

 Want to learn how to use the fancy new tech gadget you received?

 Still can’t use your tech gifts from last year?

 

 Stop by the Main Library from 12:00 to 2:00 pm

 Thursdays, December 6 to 27.

 

 In Study Room 120      No appointment needed.

CONTACT: Christopher Van Wickler  516-466-8055 ext.230  cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org
LOCATION: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library

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 Wondering which device to buy family and friends for the holidays?

 Want to learn how to use the fancy new tech gadget you received?

 Still can’t use your tech gifts from last year?

 

 Stop by the Main Library from 12:00 to 2:00 pm

 Thursdays, December 6 to 27.

 

 In Study Room 120      No appointment needed.

CONTACT:
  Christopher Van Wickler
  516.466.8055 ext.230
  cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org

LOCATION: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Knitting and Crocheting Circle

Love knitting and/or crocheting? Just starting out and like having others to help you? Advanced and like working with compnay? Come join our group meeting every Thursday night! Help, advice, and chitchat will be fascilitated.

CONTACT: Sheila
LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

Love knitting and/or crocheting? Just starting out and like having others to help you? Advanced and like working with compnay? Come join our group meeting every Thursday night! Help, advice, and chitchat will be fascilitated.

CONTACT:
  Sheila
  
  

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Yoga and Meditation with Sharon Epstein

This is the Makeup Class for November 15 that was postponed due to the snow.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

This is the Makeup Class for November 15 that was postponed due to the snow.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Friday December 28, 2018
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11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Once Upon a Snowflake

No two snowflakes are the same, and neither are two snowmen.  Join us for this heartwarming new musical about a small snow girl with big dreams performed by the Plaza Theatrical Productions, Inc.

For 2 - 12 year olds with parent/caregiver

Tickets are required: They will be available beginning Thursday, December 13, 8:00pm at all library locations.  Great Neck Library card is required for a limited number of tickets per family.

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LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

No two snowflakes are the same, and neither are two snowmen.  Join us for this heartwarming new musical about a small snow girl with big dreams performed by the Plaza Theatrical Productions, Inc.

For 2 - 12 year olds with parent/caregiver

Tickets are required: They will be available beginning Thursday, December 13, 8:00pm at all library locations.  Great Neck Library card is required for a limited number of tickets per family.

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LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Saturday December 29, 2018
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Family LEGO

Come join us for an afternoon at the library where you can build, create and play with LEGOs.

For all family members to work as a team!

No registration is required!

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LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

Come join us for an afternoon at the library where you can build, create and play with LEGOs.

For all family members to work as a team!

No registration is required!

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LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

Wednesday January 2, 2019
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Winter Reading Club

Join our Winter Reading Club.  Take some time to read for fun whis winter!  Readers will enter the books they've read online beginning Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

Participants ages 3 - 12 years old will record and write a review of what they've read within five weeks.

After February 4th, readers who have registered and reported on books they have read beginning January 1, 2019 will be eligible to enter for a chance to win selected raffle items.

Children ages 3-6 are eligible for a raffle ticket after every 8 books read.

Children ages 7-9 are eligible for a raffle ticket after every 4 books.

Children ages 10-12 will be eligible to receive a raffle ticket after every 150 pages read.

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room

Join our Winter Reading Club.  Take some time to read for fun whis winter!  Readers will enter the books they've read online beginning Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

Participants ages 3 - 12 years old will record and write a review of what they've read within five weeks.

After February 4th, readers who have registered and reported on books they have read beginning January 1, 2019 will be eligible to enter for a chance to win selected raffle items.

Children ages 3-6 are eligible for a raffle ticket after every 8 books read.

Children ages 7-9 are eligible for a raffle ticket after every 4 books.

Children ages 10-12 will be eligible to receive a raffle ticket after every 150 pages read.

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room

 
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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chess at Main

Enjoy a game of chess on Wednesdays at the Main Library, any time from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.   All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Enjoy a game of chess on Wednesdays at the Main Library, any time from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.   All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

 
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Scrabble at Station

Enjoy a game of Scrabble with new friends at all levels, at the Station Branch!

Wednesdays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Station Branch

Enjoy a game of Scrabble with new friends at all levels, at the Station Branch!

Wednesdays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Station Branch

 
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3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Sticks in the Stacks

Come and learn the basics, perhaps just brush up on what you already know and help us crochet and knit for a cause!   

All skill levels are welcome. Supplies will be provided, or bring your own from home.

Please call to register at ext. 232. 

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Come and learn the basics, perhaps just brush up on what you already know and help us crochet and knit for a cause!   

All skill levels are welcome. Supplies will be provided, or bring your own from home.

Please call to register at ext. 232. 

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Thursday January 3, 2019
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Free Blood Pressure Screenings at Station

Have your blood pressure checked by a clinical nurse from St. Francis Hospital, 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. Will be held in the Reference area.

LOCATION: Station Branch Reference Area

Have your blood pressure checked by a clinical nurse from St. Francis Hospital, 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. Will be held in the Reference area.

LOCATION: Station Branch Reference Area

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
English Language Conversation Group

The Library invites those who wish to practice speaking English to join our English Language Conversation Group, facilitated by Librarian Jennifer Ransom. This is a small, informal group of people that get together once a week to have conversations in English on a variety of topics.

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

The Library invites those who wish to practice speaking English to join our English Language Conversation Group, facilitated by Librarian Jennifer Ransom. This is a small, informal group of people that get together once a week to have conversations in English on a variety of topics.

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Knitting and Crocheting Circle

Love knitting and/or crocheting? Just starting out and like having others to help you? Advanced and like working with compnay? Come join our group meeting every Thursday night! Help, advice, and chitchat will be fascilitated.

CONTACT: Sheila
LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

Love knitting and/or crocheting? Just starting out and like having others to help you? Advanced and like working with compnay? Come join our group meeting every Thursday night! Help, advice, and chitchat will be fascilitated.

CONTACT:
  Sheila
  
  

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

Friday January 4, 2019 - Thursday February 7, 2019
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Great Neck Adult Education Art Instructors

Stephanie Jacobsen, Diane Lieberman, Mina Rabbani, Barbara Silbert, and Mario Tucci are the featured artists.

 

LOCATION: Main Library Lower Lobby Art Gallery

Stephanie Jacobsen, Diane Lieberman, Mina Rabbani, Barbara Silbert, and Mario Tucci are the featured artists.

 

LOCATION: Main Library Lower Lobby Art Gallery

Friday January 4, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Project Independence Men's Group

Project Independence provides 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, doctor's appointments, food and nutrition, and access to venefit and financial assistance.

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

Project Independence provides 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, doctor's appointments, food and nutrition, and access to venefit and financial assistance.

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
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.  To receive further information about this session and ensuing ones, please send an e-mail to Ron Gross at grossassoc@aol.com

No registration required.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Saturday January 5, 2019
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Performance Poets Association Readings coordinated by George Pafitis
Join us for our monthly Open Mic forum hosted by George Pafitis in collaboration with the Performance Poets Association. .Open to all.  Participate in reading your own work and/or listen and support others.

Performance Poets Association is a non-profit organization that provides a forum for local artists and brings original poetry and related arts to the public.

              

A featured poet will read for 20 minutes at each session, followed by an open-mic. 

The event is coordinated and facilitated by George Pafitis.

Registration not needed.

LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room
Join us for our monthly Open Mic forum hosted by George Pafitis in collaboration with the Performance Poets Association. .Open to all.  Participate in reading your own work and/or listen and support others.

Performance Poets Association is a non-profit organization that provides a forum for local artists and brings original poetry and related arts to the public.

              

A featured poet will read for 20 minutes at each session, followed by an open-mic. 

The event is coordinated and facilitated by George Pafitis.

Registration not needed.

LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

Monday January 7, 2019
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
AARP Smart DriverTEK Workshop presented by Alan Lichtenthal

AARP Driver Safety has teamed up with The Hartford to develop a workshop to provide drivers with the necessary tools to navigate modern vehicle technology.  Smart DriverTEK is a new educational program that helps drivers to understand current and evolving vehicle safety technologies, how to use them and to recognize how these technologies might enhance their driving safety and extend their safe driving years.

Learn all about blind-spot detection systems, front-collision warning systems and more—and it’s free!

No fee.                                             

Alan Lichtenthal is an AARP Volunteer.

Registration suggested beginning Wednesday, January 2 at 10:00 a.m. by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.

 

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

AARP Driver Safety has teamed up with The Hartford to develop a workshop to provide drivers with the necessary tools to navigate modern vehicle technology.  Smart DriverTEK is a new educational program that helps drivers to understand current and evolving vehicle safety technologies, how to use them and to recognize how these technologies might enhance their driving safety and extend their safe driving years.

Learn all about blind-spot detection systems, front-collision warning systems and more—and it’s free!

No fee.                                             

Alan Lichtenthal is an AARP Volunteer.

Registration suggested beginning Wednesday, January 2 at 10:00 a.m. by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.

 

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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.

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

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.

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

 
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7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Branch Committee Meeting at Station
LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room
Tuesday January 8, 2019
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12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
English Language Conversation facilitated by Librarian Barbara Buckley
The Library invites all practicing speakers of English to join our English Language Conversation Group. 
These are small, informal groups of people that get together to have conversations in English.   The emphasis in this group is on conversation and pronunciation of English.  Any level students from beginners to more advanced speakers can improve spoken English in a friendly, unstressful atmostphere.  Various conversation topics may be chosen. 
Refreshments will be served. No registration required.
Classes will be held on January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26, and March 5, 12, 19, & 26.
For further information, please call the Reference Dept. at (516) 466-8055, ext. 302.
 
 
LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room
The Library invites all practicing speakers of English to join our English Language Conversation Group. 
These are small, informal groups of people that get together to have conversations in English.   The emphasis in this group is on conversation and pronunciation of English.  Any level students from beginners to more advanced speakers can improve spoken English in a friendly, unstressful atmostphere.  Various conversation topics may be chosen. 
Refreshments will be served. No registration required.
Classes will be held on January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26, and March 5, 12, 19, & 26.
For further information, please call the Reference Dept. at (516) 466-8055, ext. 302.
 
 
LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
GNL Tech Squad!

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Learn how to use your iPad or tablet, social media, Microsoft Office, smartphone apps, and more in a small group setting. Bring in specific questions and issues, or just learn the basics of technology. No registration required. 

CONTACT: Chris Van Wickler  516-466-8055 ext.246  cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org
LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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Learn how to use your iPad or tablet, social media, Microsoft Office, smartphone apps, and more in a small group setting. Bring in specific questions and issues, or just learn the basics of technology. No registration required. 

CONTACT:
  Chris Van Wickler
  516.466.8055 ext.246
  cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Author Jacqueline Becker
Raging Against Aging

With a humorous outlook, Jacqueline Becker takes on aging and its effects on every aspect of her life. From family and personal health to dead friends and the question of an afterlife, no topic is off limits in this down-to-earth book. n this collection of personal narratives, Becker explores where she is in life, where she's going, and where she wants to be, the spirit of the uphill battle to keep from feeling like you're over the hill.

Jacqueline Becker is a retired teacher and private tutor for reading and writing.  She has had over 20 articles appear in various publications. Through her writing, she explores themes in her life such as the aging process and its effects on her roles as a proud mother and grandmother.

        

Registration suggested beginning Wednesday, January 2 at 10:00 a.m. by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

With a humorous outlook, Jacqueline Becker takes on aging and its effects on every aspect of her life. From family and personal health to dead friends and the question of an afterlife, no topic is off limits in this down-to-earth book. n this collection of personal narratives, Becker explores where she is in life, where she's going, and where she wants to be, the spirit of the uphill battle to keep from feeling like you're over the hill.

Jacqueline Becker is a retired teacher and private tutor for reading and writing.  She has had over 20 articles appear in various publications. Through her writing, she explores themes in her life such as the aging process and its effects on her roles as a proud mother and grandmother.

        

Registration suggested beginning Wednesday, January 2 at 10:00 a.m. by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Lego Night

Come join us for Lego Night! Build awesome creations that will be displayed in our branch for a whole month!

Children under 10 must have a grown-up present.

CONTACT: Parkville Branch
LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

Come join us for Lego Night! Build awesome creations that will be displayed in our branch for a whole month!

Children under 10 must have a grown-up present.

CONTACT:
  Parkville Branch
  
  

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Board of Trustees Personnel Committee Meeting at Main Library

CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

LOCATION: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
Wednesday January 9, 2019
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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chess at Main

Enjoy a game of chess on Wednesdays at the Main Library, any time from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.   All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Enjoy a game of chess on Wednesdays at the Main Library, any time from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.   All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

 
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Scrabble at Station

Enjoy a game of Scrabble with new friends at all levels, at the Station Branch!

Wednesdays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Station Branch

Enjoy a game of Scrabble with new friends at all levels, at the Station Branch!

Wednesdays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Station Branch

 
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday Film Matinee

Remembering Neil Simon

THE SUNSHINE BOYS

1975, 111 minutes, rated PG

Director:  Herbert Ross

Cast:  Richard Benjamin, George Burns, Walter Matthau

Synopsis:  Two vaudeville partners in a love-hate relationship for decades reunite for a television special.
 

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.

See a Lantern Theatre Production of The Sunshine Boys on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 1:30 p.m. at the Main Library.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Remembering Neil Simon

THE SUNSHINE BOYS

1975, 111 minutes, rated PG

Director:  Herbert Ross

Cast:  Richard Benjamin, George Burns, Walter Matthau

Synopsis:  Two vaudeville partners in a love-hate relationship for decades reunite for a television special.
 

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.

See a Lantern Theatre Production of The Sunshine Boys on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 1:30 p.m. at the Main Library.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Sticks in the Stacks

Come and learn the basics, perhaps just brush up on what you already know and help us crochet and knit for a cause!   

All skill levels are welcome. Supplies will be provided, or bring your own from home.

Please call to register at ext. 232. 

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Come and learn the basics, perhaps just brush up on what you already know and help us crochet and knit for a cause!   

All skill levels are welcome. Supplies will be provided, or bring your own from home.

Please call to register at ext. 232. 

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

 
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7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Long Range Planning Committee Meeting at Main Library
LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
Thursday January 10, 2019
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
On Health and Healing with Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh

What's "Your Gut" have to do with it? with Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh

Join librarian Mimi Rabizadeh as she discusses the latest research in medicine on health of the "Gut" and how it influences the brain, the immune system, and the overall health of individuals.  

Registration strongly suggested beginning Wednesday, January 2 at 10:00 a.m. by calling 466-8055 exts. 218/219 or register online.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

What's "Your Gut" have to do with it? with Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh

Join librarian Mimi Rabizadeh as she discusses the latest research in medicine on health of the "Gut" and how it influences the brain, the immune system, and the overall health of individuals.  

Registration strongly suggested beginning Wednesday, January 2 at 10:00 a.m. by calling 466-8055 exts. 218/219 or register online.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

 
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday Film Encore

Remembering Neil Simon

THE SUNSHINE BOYS

1975, 111 minutes, rated PG

Director:  Herbert Ross

Cast:  Richard Benjamin, George Burns, Walter Matthau

Synopsis:  Two vaudeville partners in a love-hate relationship for decades reunite for a television special.
 

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.

See a Lantern Theatre Production of the Sunshine Boys on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 1:30 p.m. at the Main Library.

LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

Remembering Neil Simon

THE SUNSHINE BOYS

1975, 111 minutes, rated PG

Director:  Herbert Ross

Cast:  Richard Benjamin, George Burns, Walter Matthau

Synopsis:  Two vaudeville partners in a love-hate relationship for decades reunite for a television special.
 

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.

See a Lantern Theatre Production of the Sunshine Boys on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 1:30 p.m. at the Main Library.

LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
English Language Conversation Group

The Library invites those who wish to practice speaking English to join our English Language Conversation Group, facilitated by Librarian Jennifer Ransom. This is a small, informal group of people that get together once a week to have conversations in English on a variety of topics.

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

The Library invites those who wish to practice speaking English to join our English Language Conversation Group, facilitated by Librarian Jennifer Ransom. This is a small, informal group of people that get together once a week to have conversations in English on a variety of topics.

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Knitting and Crocheting Circle

Love knitting and/or crocheting? Just starting out and like having others to help you? Advanced and like working with compnay? Come join our group meeting every Thursday night! Help, advice, and chitchat will be fascilitated.

CONTACT: Sheila
LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

Love knitting and/or crocheting? Just starting out and like having others to help you? Advanced and like working with compnay? Come join our group meeting every Thursday night! Help, advice, and chitchat will be fascilitated.

CONTACT:
  Sheila
  
  

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Finance Committee Meeting at Main Library
LOCATION: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
Friday January 11, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Project Independence Men's Group

Project Independence provides 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, doctor's appointments, food and nutrition, and access to venefit and financial assistance.

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

Project Independence provides 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, doctor's appointments, food and nutrition, and access to venefit and financial assistance.

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

Saturday January 12, 2019
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10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
SAT or ACT Practice Test

SAT or ACT Practice Test 
Saturday, January 12 
Teens will take 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.  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 when they attend the Comeback Program on Wednesday, January 16. 

Comeback Program for Practice Test Score Results
Wednesday, January 16
Curvebreakers Test Prep will hand back the exams, explain the scores and how to analyze them, and advise parents and students on how to choose between the SAT and the ACT.  Parents are encouraged to attend the comeback program.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
Registration will begin on Monday, December 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

SAT or ACT Practice Test 
Saturday, January 12 
Teens will take 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.  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 when they attend the Comeback Program on Wednesday, January 16. 

Comeback Program for Practice Test Score Results
Wednesday, January 16
Curvebreakers Test Prep will hand back the exams, explain the scores and how to analyze them, and advise parents and students on how to choose between the SAT and the ACT.  Parents are encouraged to attend the comeback program.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Registration will begin on Monday, December 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Sunday January 13, 2019
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
The Spizzwinks (?) Yale a Cappella Group

The Yale Spizzwinks (?) is America’s first and oldest underclassman a cappella group! Since 1914, they have entertained audiences around the world with their unique blend of sweet harmony and tongue-in-cheek humor.  Zach Lee of the Spizzwinks (?) is a Great Neck alumnus.

Registration suggested beginning Wednesday, January 2 at 10:00 a.m. by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

The Yale Spizzwinks (?) is America’s first and oldest underclassman a cappella group! Since 1914, they have entertained audiences around the world with their unique blend of sweet harmony and tongue-in-cheek humor.  Zach Lee of the Spizzwinks (?) is a Great Neck alumnus.

Registration suggested beginning Wednesday, January 2 at 10:00 a.m. by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

Monday January 14, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Yoga and Meditation facilitated by Sharon Epstein

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Wednesday, January 2 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, January 7 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, charge card, check, or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Wednesday, January 2 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, January 7 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, charge card, check, or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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.

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

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.

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Jr. Levels Snack Attack

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Come make your favorite treats with your favorite friends! Classes are 1/14 to 2/11 (no class on 1/21 for MLK Jr.). Jr. Levels programs are for children in 5th and 6th grade. 

CONTACT: Jamie LaGasse  516-466-8055 ext.216  jlagasse@greatnecklibrary.org
LOCATION: Levels Teen Center
Registration will begin on Monday, December 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

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Come make your favorite treats with your favorite friends! Classes are 1/14 to 2/11 (no class on 1/21 for MLK Jr.). Jr. Levels programs are for children in 5th and 6th grade. 

CONTACT:
  Jamie LaGasse
  516.466.8055 ext.216
  jlagasse@greatnecklibrary.org

LOCATION: Levels Teen Center

Registration will begin on Monday, December 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Main Building Committee Meeting at Main Library
LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
Tuesday January 15, 2019 - Thursday February 7, 2019
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Handmade Jewelry by Gloria Lessler

Gloria Lessler makes handmade jewelry with dichroic glass and uses lost wax techniques. Gloria makes the jewelry from found objects.

A pendant made from modern dichroic glass

Dichroic glass is glass which displays two different colors by undergoing a color change in certain lighting conditions.

LOCATION: Upstairs Display Case

Gloria Lessler makes handmade jewelry with dichroic glass and uses lost wax techniques. Gloria makes the jewelry from found objects.

A pendant made from modern dichroic glass

Dichroic glass is glass which displays two different colors by undergoing a color change in certain lighting conditions.

LOCATION: Upstairs Display Case

Tuesday January 15, 2019
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12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
English Language Conversation facilitated by Librarian Barbara Buckley
The Library invites all practicing speakers of English to join our English Language Conversation Group. 
These are small, informal groups of people that get together to have conversations in English.   The emphasis in this group is on conversation and pronunciation of English.  Any level students from beginners to more advanced speakers can improve spoken English in a friendly, unstressful atmostphere.  Various conversation topics may be chosen. 
Refreshments will be served. No registration required.
Classes will be held on January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26, and March 5, 12, 19, & 26.
For further information, please call the Reference Dept. at (516) 466-8055, ext. 302.
 
 
LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room
The Library invites all practicing speakers of English to join our English Language Conversation Group. 
These are small, informal groups of people that get together to have conversations in English.   The emphasis in this group is on conversation and pronunciation of English.  Any level students from beginners to more advanced speakers can improve spoken English in a friendly, unstressful atmostphere.  Various conversation topics may be chosen. 
Refreshments will be served. No registration required.
Classes will be held on January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26, and March 5, 12, 19, & 26.
For further information, please call the Reference Dept. at (516) 466-8055, ext. 302.
 
 
LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
GNL Tech Squad!

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Learn how to use your iPad or tablet, social media, Microsoft Office, smartphone apps, and more in a small group setting. Bring in specific questions and issues, or just learn the basics of technology. No registration required. 

CONTACT: Chris Van Wickler  516-466-8055 ext.246  cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org
LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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Learn how to use your iPad or tablet, social media, Microsoft Office, smartphone apps, and more in a small group setting. Bring in specific questions and issues, or just learn the basics of technology. No registration required. 

CONTACT:
  Chris Van Wickler
  516.466.8055 ext.246
  cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
What's New in Stem Cell Research with Daniel A. Grande, PhD

Daniel A. Grande, PhD will explore the different types of stem cells and how they can be used in the field of regenerative medicine.   Questions will be addressed including What is a stem cell? How do stem cells work?  What diseases have shown promise by the application of stem cell technology? 

Dr. Grande is Associate Professor, Center for Bioelectronic Medicine, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Director, Orthopaedic Research Laboratory, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research  Associate Professor, Molecular Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

Registration suggested beginning Wednesday, January 2 at 10:00 a.m. by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

Daniel A. Grande, PhD will explore the different types of stem cells and how they can be used in the field of regenerative medicine.   Questions will be addressed including What is a stem cell? How do stem cells work?  What diseases have shown promise by the application of stem cell technology? 

Dr. Grande is Associate Professor, Center for Bioelectronic Medicine, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Director, Orthopaedic Research Laboratory, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research  Associate Professor, Molecular Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

Registration suggested beginning Wednesday, January 2 at 10:00 a.m. by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Homework Helpers!

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Need help with your homework? Join us for this drop-in program where kids in grades K to 5 can receive homework help from high school students in a group setting. Stop by the Multi-Purpose Room on each day of the program to check in.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31, and February 5, 7, 12, 14 at the Main library from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

 

No registration needed. Stop by the Multi-Purpose Room to check-in on the day of the program. First come, first served. 

 

CONTACT: Adam Hinz  516-466-8055 ext.246  ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

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Need help with your homework? Join us for this drop-in program where kids in grades K to 5 can receive homework help from high school students in a group setting. Stop by the Multi-Purpose Room on each day of the program to check in.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31, and February 5, 7, 12, 14 at the Main library from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

 

No registration needed. Stop by the Multi-Purpose Room to check-in on the day of the program. First come, first served. 

 

CONTACT:
  Adam Hinz
  516.466.8055 ext.246
  ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
3D Printing for Teens

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Great Neck Library is offering three 3D printing classes for teens this winter (1/15, 2/5, 3/12). Sign up for each class you'd like to attend. During each workshop, you will complete a different project. No 3D printing or design experience needed. 

Register separately for each session you'd like to attend. 

CONTACT: Adam Hinz  516-466-8055 ext.246  ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
LOCATION: Main - Small Multipurpose Room
There are 2 spaces available.