Tuesday February 12, 2019 - Thursday March 28, 2019
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Maxine Townsend-Broderick
Artist Maxine Townsend-Broderick’s work that includes Quilting, Oils, Watercolor and Mixed Media is on display until March 28 in the Lower Level Gallery, Main Lobby, Mezzanine and Community Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue.
All are invited to her artist talk on March 5 at 2:00 p.m. at the Main Library.

                                                     

                Quilt                                                                                                     Cool Jazz

                                                                                                                           Mixed Media

LOCATION: Main Library Lower Lobby Art Gallery
Artist Maxine Townsend-Broderick’s work that includes Quilting, Oils, Watercolor and Mixed Media is on display until March 28 in the Lower Level Gallery, Main Lobby, Mezzanine and Community Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue.
All are invited to her artist talk on March 5 at 2:00 p.m. at the Main Library.

                                                     

                Quilt                                                                                                     Cool Jazz

                                                                                                                           Mixed Media

LOCATION: Main Library Lower Lobby Art Gallery

Sunday March 24, 2019
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1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Guy Mintus Trio
arranged by the Music Advisory Committee

         

Israeli born, New York based award-winning pianist, composer & educator active in the Jazz, World music and contemporary scenes.

Guy’s boundary-crossing music portrays the imaginative journey of a young individual searching for truth, beauty and freedom.

In his music, Guy brings together elements from Stride piano to Turkish Makams, Indian rhythms to Bach-styled counterpoint, Jewish melodies and American jazz standards all weaved together in his own signature style.

Guy Mintus - Piano, Vocals
Dan Pappalardo - Double Bass
Philippe Lemm - Drums
 
The Guy Mintus Trio started with the need to create a musical home in which different identities and influences can co-exist and come together as a unique unified voice. The electricity and kinetic listening in the group are well-felt and has been described as “keeping the entire hall with held breath” (Barka Fabianova, Full Moon Zine Magazine). The trio’s debut record has been selected as DownBeat Magazine’s Editor’s Pick and led to performances of the trio at NY’s Jazz at Lincoln Center, Winter JazzFest and the Montreal Jazz Festival.

Guy’s awards include the “Leonard Bernstein Award” by ASCAP and the Bernstein Family Foundation, Prix du Public at the Montreux Jazz Festival’s solo piano competition and two of ASCAP’s “Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award”.  Guy has been commissioned to compose works by the American Composers Orchestra, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and the Jerusalem East & West Orchestra. In 2018, he performed Rhapsody in Blue with the Bayerische Philharmonie, composed music for 'Fiddler' the new documentary on. Fiddler on the roof by HBO director Max Lewkowicz and premiered his first piano concerto with the Israeli Chamber Orchestra. 

The Great Neck Library Music Advisory Committee, now in its 49th year, is co-chaired by founding member Gabe Chieco, and Michele Ganz, and includes members Estelle Pace, Robert Schaufeld, Donna Litke (staff member) and new members Joan Brill-Pavlovic, Ellen Charlop, and Pamela Levy. This all volunteer committee of Great Neck residents represents a wide range of musical experience and performance.

Registration suggested beginning Wednesday, January 2 at 10:00 a.m. 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.

         

Israeli born, New York based award-winning pianist, composer & educator active in the Jazz, World music and contemporary scenes.

Guy’s boundary-crossing music portrays the imaginative journey of a young individual searching for truth, beauty and freedom.

In his music, Guy brings together elements from Stride piano to Turkish Makams, Indian rhythms to Bach-styled counterpoint, Jewish melodies and American jazz standards all weaved together in his own signature style.

Guy Mintus - Piano, Vocals
Dan Pappalardo - Double Bass
Philippe Lemm - Drums
 
The Guy Mintus Trio started with the need to create a musical home in which different identities and influences can co-exist and come together as a unique unified voice. The electricity and kinetic listening in the group are well-felt and has been described as “keeping the entire hall with held breath” (Barka Fabianova, Full Moon Zine Magazine). The trio’s debut record has been selected as DownBeat Magazine’s Editor’s Pick and led to performances of the trio at NY’s Jazz at Lincoln Center, Winter JazzFest and the Montreal Jazz Festival.

Guy’s awards include the “Leonard Bernstein Award” by ASCAP and the Bernstein Family Foundation, Prix du Public at the Montreux Jazz Festival’s solo piano competition and two of ASCAP’s “Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award”.  Guy has been commissioned to compose works by the American Composers Orchestra, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and the Jerusalem East & West Orchestra. In 2018, he performed Rhapsody in Blue with the Bayerische Philharmonie, composed music for 'Fiddler' the new documentary on. Fiddler on the roof by HBO director Max Lewkowicz and premiered his first piano concerto with the Israeli Chamber Orchestra. 

The Great Neck Library Music Advisory Committee, now in its 49th year, is co-chaired by founding member Gabe Chieco, and Michele Ganz, and includes members Estelle Pace, Robert Schaufeld, Donna Litke (staff member) and new members Joan Brill-Pavlovic, Ellen Charlop, and Pamela Levy. This all volunteer committee of Great Neck residents represents a wide range of musical experience and performance.

Registration suggested beginning Wednesday, January 2 at 10:00 a.m. 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 March 25, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Yoga and Meditation facilitated by Sharon Epstein

Make-up Class for the session that was cancelled due to snow on Monday, March 4.

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

Make-up Class for the session that was cancelled due to snow on Monday, March 4.

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

 
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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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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Levels: SNACK ATTACK

Instructor: Jamie LaGasse
Learn how to prepare all kinds of tasty snacks without ovens, toasters, microwaves, or any appliances at all!


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

Instructor: Jamie LaGasse
Learn how to prepare all kinds of tasty snacks without ovens, toasters, microwaves, or any appliances at all!


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

Tuesday March 26, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Finding and Using Resources From the Library's Website

Learn how to find books or movies in the Library catalog, reserve a museum pass, and more from our homepage!

Weekly Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Register by calling (516) 466-8055, ext. 214/218/219.

LOCATION: Reference Area

Learn how to find books or movies in the Library catalog, reserve a museum pass, and more from our homepage!

Weekly Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Register by calling (516) 466-8055, ext. 214/218/219.

LOCATION: Reference Area

 
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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: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

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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: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mysteries of the Pyramids with Dr. Regina T. Gilbert

Dr. Regina T. Gilbert will discuss one of the greatest mysteries of all time. How were the pyramids built? The recent discovery of 4,500-year-old papyrus diary written by a foreman who helped build the Great Pyramids of Giza has given archeologists new insight into the building of the only remaining Wonder of the Ancient World.

Dr. Regina T. Gilbert is an adjunct professor at Hofstra University.

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
There are many spaces available.

Dr. Regina T. Gilbert will discuss one of the greatest mysteries of all time. How were the pyramids built? The recent discovery of 4,500-year-old papyrus diary written by a foreman who helped build the Great Pyramids of Giza has given archeologists new insight into the building of the only remaining Wonder of the Ancient World.

Dr. Regina T. Gilbert is an adjunct professor at Hofstra University.

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

There are many spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Levels: S.T.E.A.M. OF THE WEEK

Instructor: Michael Meehan
We’ll do a different technology project every week, from fireworks in a jar to air and water rockets – come have a S.T.E.A.M.-tastic time playing with science!


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

Instructor: Michael Meehan
We’ll do a different technology project every week, from fireworks in a jar to air and water rockets – come have a S.T.E.A.M.-tastic time playing with science!


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
American Sign Language (ASL) for Beginners!

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Learn the basics of American Sign Language in this introduction to American Sign Language (ASL) as a living and unique language. Learn vocabulary and grammar for basic conversations. For students with no or minimal signing skills. Advanced registration for teens in grade 7 and above with teens own library card, online, in person, or by phone, 466-8055 ext. 218. 

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

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Learn the basics of American Sign Language in this introduction to American Sign Language (ASL) as a living and unique language. Learn vocabulary and grammar for basic conversations. For students with no or minimal signing skills. Advanced registration for teens in grade 7 and above with teens own library card, online, in person, or by phone, 466-8055 ext. 218. 

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

LOCATION: Station Branch

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

West Egg Book Club

March Title: The Blind Assasin by Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood takes the art of storytelling to new heights in a dazzling novel that unfolds layer by astonishing layer and concludes in a brilliant and wonderfully satisfying twist. Told in a style that magnificently captures the colloquialisms and clichés of the 1930s and 1940s, The Blind Assassin is a richly layered and uniquely rewarding experience.

It opens with these simple, resonant words: "Ten days after the war ended, my sister drove a car off the bridge." They are spoken by Iris, whose terse account of her sister Laura's death in 1945 is followed by an inquest report proclaiming the death accidental. But just as the reader expects to settle into Laura's story, Atwood introduces a novel-within-a- novel. Entitled The Blind Assassin, it is a science fiction story told by two unnamed lovers who meet in dingy backstreet rooms. When we return to Iris, it is through a 1947 newspaper article announcing the discovery of a sailboat carrying the dead body of her husband, a distinguished industrialist.

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

March Title: The Blind Assasin by Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood takes the art of storytelling to new heights in a dazzling novel that unfolds layer by astonishing layer and concludes in a brilliant and wonderfully satisfying twist. Told in a style that magnificently captures the colloquialisms and clichés of the 1930s and 1940s, The Blind Assassin is a richly layered and uniquely rewarding experience.

It opens with these simple, resonant words: "Ten days after the war ended, my sister drove a car off the bridge." They are spoken by Iris, whose terse account of her sister Laura's death in 1945 is followed by an inquest report proclaiming the death accidental. But just as the reader expects to settle into Laura's story, Atwood introduces a novel-within-a- novel. Entitled The Blind Assassin, it is a science fiction story told by two unnamed lovers who meet in dingy backstreet rooms. When we return to Iris, it is through a 1947 newspaper article announcing the discovery of a sailboat carrying the dead body of her husband, a distinguished industrialist.

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

Wednesday March 27, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Finding and Using Resources From the Library's Website

Learn how to find books or movies in the Library catalog, reserve a museum pass, and more from our homepage!

Weekly Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Register by calling (516) 466-8055, ext. 214/218/219.

LOCATION: Reference Area

Learn how to find books or movies in the Library catalog, reserve a museum pass, and more from our homepage!

Weekly Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Register by calling (516) 466-8055, ext. 214/218/219.

LOCATION: Reference Area

 
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
AARP Tax Assistance

AARP Tax Preparers will assist in preparing and filling simple Federal tax returns online. They will begin February 6 and continue every Wednesday from 10-2 pm (last appointment 1pm) through April 10, 2019.

You must have an appointment and bring all relevant tax papers, including a copy of last year’s return, photo Identification, copies of Social Security cards for all individuals on the tax return, all tax related forms (example: W2, bank statements, real estate statements, etc.), and a canceled check. 

Please note:  all returns are to be filed ONLINE ONLY.

Call the Parkville branch 466 8055 ext 273 for details or to make an appointment.

 
LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

AARP Tax Preparers will assist in preparing and filling simple Federal tax returns online. They will begin February 6 and continue every Wednesday from 10-2 pm (last appointment 1pm) through April 10, 2019.

You must have an appointment and bring all relevant tax papers, including a copy of last year’s return, photo Identification, copies of Social Security cards for all individuals on the tax return, all tax related forms (example: W2, bank statements, real estate statements, etc.), and a canceled check. 

Please note:  all returns are to be filed ONLINE ONLY.

Call the Parkville branch 466 8055 ext 273 for details or to make an appointment.

 
LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming 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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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday Film Matinee

THE WIFE

2017, 100 minutes, rated R

Director:  Bjorn Runge

Cast:       Glenn Close, Max Irons, Elizabeth McGovern, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater

Synopsis: A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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

THE WIFE

2017, 100 minutes, rated R

Director:  Bjorn Runge

Cast:       Glenn Close, Max Irons, Elizabeth McGovern, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater

Synopsis: A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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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3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Levels: INTERVIEW & AUDITION (by appointment - see description)

Instructor: Jonelle Robinson
Receive FREE interview and audition training from a professional actor!  Topics include: job interviews, college interviews, monologue work, speech training, and grade school/college theatre auditions (acting/musical theatre).  College theatre audition training will include help with finding the perfect monologues, and will provide resources for further training in NYC.  SESSIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: if you’re interested, please email jrobinson@greatnecklibrary.org to request a time slot! 


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

Instructor: Jonelle Robinson
Receive FREE interview and audition training from a professional actor!  Topics include: job interviews, college interviews, monologue work, speech training, and grade school/college theatre auditions (acting/musical theatre).  College theatre audition training will include help with finding the perfect monologues, and will provide resources for further training in NYC.  SESSIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: if you’re interested, please email jrobinson@greatnecklibrary.org to request a time slot! 


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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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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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Main Building Committee Meeting at Main Library
LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Levels: THE ART OF PUPPETRY

Instructor: Barry Weil
Learn art and performance with a professional puppeteer and theatre artist whose work has been described as “ingenious” by the Village Voice and “intriguing” by The New York Times.  Construct unusual puppet characters from a variety of materials and use them to create videos with a look all their own!


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

Instructor: Barry Weil
Learn art and performance with a professional puppeteer and theatre artist whose work has been described as “ingenious” by the Village Voice and “intriguing” by The New York Times.  Construct unusual puppet characters from a variety of materials and use them to create videos with a look all their own!


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
Your Path to College Admissions Success

Teens and parents will learn the key steps students can take to maximize their admissions and scholarship potential.   Learn how to differentiate yourself from other applicants, how to determine which colleges are truly best for you, and how to use college visits to improve admissions chances.  Michael Binder, President and Founder of Your College Navigator, is an expert in guiding students through the college planning and admissions process.

Teens and parents register separately with their own library cards.  Parental attendance is encouraged, not required.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
There are 15 spaces available.

Teens and parents will learn the key steps students can take to maximize their admissions and scholarship potential.   Learn how to differentiate yourself from other applicants, how to determine which colleges are truly best for you, and how to use college visits to improve admissions chances.  Michael Binder, President and Founder of Your College Navigator, is an expert in guiding students through the college planning and admissions process.

Teens and parents register separately with their own library cards.  Parental attendance is encouraged, not required.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are 15 spaces available.

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

March 27, 2019

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

The art of love is never a science: Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers. 

Rosie Jarman possesses all these qualities. Don easily disqualifies her as a candidate for The Wife Project (even if she is “quite intelligent for a barmaid”). But Don is intrigued by Rosie’s own quest to identify her biological father. When an unlikely relationship develops as they collaborate on The Father Project, Don is forced to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie?and the realization that, despite your best scientific efforts, you don’t find love, it finds you.

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

March 27, 2019

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

The art of love is never a science: Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers. 

Rosie Jarman possesses all these qualities. Don easily disqualifies her as a candidate for The Wife Project (even if she is “quite intelligent for a barmaid”). But Don is intrigued by Rosie’s own quest to identify her biological father. When an unlikely relationship develops as they collaborate on The Father Project, Don is forced to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie?and the realization that, despite your best scientific efforts, you don’t find love, it finds you.

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 March 28, 2019
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Project Independence Social Discussion Group

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

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

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

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

 
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1:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Parkville Pageturners

 

March's Selection: The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

 

Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the station, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message from Hugo's dead father form the backbone of this intricate, tender, and spellbinding mystery.

Please make sure to join us for a screening of the movie adaptation Hugo on Thursday, April 4th at 1:30 in the Parkville Community room.  

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

 

March's Selection: The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

 

Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the station, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message from Hugo's dead father form the backbone of this intricate, tender, and spellbinding mystery.

Please make sure to join us for a screening of the movie adaptation Hugo on Thursday, April 4th at 1:30 in the Parkville Community room.  

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Great Decisions with Librarian Christy Orquera
Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future?

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

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

Registration required.   Annual fee for all 8 sessions and the Briefing Book for the year is $10.00 for Great Neck residents, $20 for non-residents.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

Registration required.   Annual fee for all 8 sessions and the Briefing Book for the year is $10.00 for Great Neck residents, $20 for non-residents.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

THE WIFE

2017, 100 minutes, rated R

Director:  Bjorn Runge

Cast:       Glenn Close, Max Irons, Elizabeth McGovern, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater

Synopsis: A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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

THE WIFE

2017, 100 minutes, rated R

Director:  Bjorn Runge

Cast:       Glenn Close, Max Irons, Elizabeth McGovern, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater

Synopsis: A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Levels: UKULELE

Instructor: Matt Fisher
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

Instructor: Matt Fisher
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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6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
ACT Crash Course

Are you a teen who is getting ready to take the ACT?  If you answered yes, then the ACT Crash Course is for you!  Learn strategies, tips, and tricks for each section of the exam.  There will also be time for student questions. Bring a calculator, pen or pencil, and a notebook. 

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
There are 15 spaces available.

Are you a teen who is getting ready to take the ACT?  If you answered yes, then the ACT Crash Course is for you!  Learn strategies, tips, and tricks for each section of the exam.  There will also be time for student questions. Bring a calculator, pen or pencil, and a notebook. 

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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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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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Levels: CREATIVE WRITING

Instructor: Jamie LaGasse
Looking to exercise your creativity and get more comfortable writing?  We'll write short stories based on the daily prompt, with time to share stories with one another at the end.  Constructive criticism is encouraged!


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

Instructor: Jamie LaGasse
Looking to exercise your creativity and get more comfortable writing?  We'll write short stories based on the daily prompt, with time to share stories with one another at the end.  Constructive criticism is encouraged!


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 - 9:00 PM
UNDERSTAND THE ASSESSMENT GRIEVANCE PROCESS

LET SUPERVISOR JUDI BOSWORTH, RECEIVER OF TAXES CHARLES BERMAN, COUNCILMEMBER VERONICA LURVEY AND THE TOWN OF NORTH HEMPSTEAD HELP YOU UNDERSTAND THE ASSESSMENT GRIEVANCE PROCESS. Receiver of Taxes Charles Berman will review the grievance process and have applications available at this valuable workshop. If you pay property taxes in Nassau County, you have a right to appeal your property's annual assessment. You may want to use a representative to file a grievance. Filing period is from January 2nd to April 30th, 2019

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

LET SUPERVISOR JUDI BOSWORTH, RECEIVER OF TAXES CHARLES BERMAN, COUNCILMEMBER VERONICA LURVEY AND THE TOWN OF NORTH HEMPSTEAD HELP YOU UNDERSTAND THE ASSESSMENT GRIEVANCE PROCESS. Receiver of Taxes Charles Berman will review the grievance process and have applications available at this valuable workshop. If you pay property taxes in Nassau County, you have a right to appeal your property's annual assessment. You may want to use a representative to file a grievance. Filing period is from January 2nd to April 30th, 2019

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

 
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7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Budget Workshop at Parkville Branch

2ndBudget Workshop

(note: this meeting was switched from 3/26 to Thursday 3/28 at PARKVLLE)

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

2ndBudget Workshop

(note: this meeting was switched from 3/26 to Thursday 3/28 at PARKVLLE)

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

Friday March 29, 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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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Sign Language for Cruisers

Your child has so much to say! Using a few easy to learn signs in your daily routine can help you communicate with your preverbal baby or toddler.  If your toddler is already speaking, signing can help cognitive, vocabulary, and reading comprehension.  Using true American Sign Language signs, we can sing, sign, and play our way into learning.

For ages 10months - 5 years with parent/caregiver

Session includes the following Fridays at 11am: Feb. 8, Feb. 15, March 1, March 8, March 22, and March 29.

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 30 2019 at 9:30 AM online or 10:01 AM in person or by phone at 466-8055.

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LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Your child has so much to say! Using a few easy to learn signs in your daily routine can help you communicate with your preverbal baby or toddler.  If your toddler is already speaking, signing can help cognitive, vocabulary, and reading comprehension.  Using true American Sign Language signs, we can sing, sign, and play our way into learning.

For ages 10months - 5 years with parent/caregiver

Session includes the following Fridays at 11am: Feb. 8, Feb. 15, March 1, March 8, March 22, and March 29.

Registration begins on Wednesday, January 30 2019 at 9:30 AM online or 10:01 AM in person or by phone at 466-8055.

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LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Girls Who Code!

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For TEENS only (grades 9 to 12). Join us for this 15-week program in which you will learn to code through interactive activities, projects, and more! Registration required.

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

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For TEENS only (grades 9 to 12). Join us for this 15-week program in which you will learn to code through interactive activities, projects, and more! Registration required.

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Saturday March 30, 2019
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
New Beginnings Singles 50 Plus facilitated by Marla Matthews

Join the conversation or just come and listen when Marla Matthews, social worker and television talk show host of The Relationship Journey, facilitates this growing discussion, social and support group meetup. We will meet at the Main Library.  If you are divorced, widowed, single, or an empty nester age 50 plus who would like a new beginning, come and be inspired to make new friends, network and learn new skills towards reinventing yourself.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Join the conversation or just come and listen when Marla Matthews, social worker and television talk show host of The Relationship Journey, facilitates this growing discussion, social and support group meetup. We will meet at the Main Library.  If you are divorced, widowed, single, or an empty nester age 50 plus who would like a new beginning, come and be inspired to make new friends, network and learn new skills towards reinventing yourself.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Sunday March 31, 2019
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Leaving Evelyn
Staged Reading: Me and You Productions

LEAVING EVELYN, written by award-winning playwright Kathy H. Kafer, Great Neck alumna, is a poignant, bittersweet play about a summer night in suburbia when an unsuspecting family discovers the effects of Alzheimer’s disease on a loved one during the family barbecue. How they respond, and what they ought to do becomes the haunting question of the evening.

This performance is a staged-reading by professional equity actors.

Me and You Productions is a theater company dedicated to raising the public’s awareness of contemporary health-related topics and medical challenges.

Directed by Off-Broadway writer Linda Selman & Produced by Linda Selman and Joan Liman, MD

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
There are many spaces available.

LEAVING EVELYN, written by award-winning playwright Kathy H. Kafer, Great Neck alumna, is a poignant, bittersweet play about a summer night in suburbia when an unsuspecting family discovers the effects of Alzheimer’s disease on a loved one during the family barbecue. How they respond, and what they ought to do becomes the haunting question of the evening.

This performance is a staged-reading by professional equity actors.

Me and You Productions is a theater company dedicated to raising the public’s awareness of contemporary health-related topics and medical challenges.

Directed by Off-Broadway writer Linda Selman & Produced by Linda Selman and Joan Liman, MD

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

There are many spaces available.

Monday April 1, 2019
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Preschool Storytime

Toddlers with a caregiver are invited to join us for fun filled storytimes on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday! We will do a variety of activities to encourage early literacy and motor skills including: reading stories, singing, dancing, fingerplays and music.

For Preschoolers and Parent/Caregiver

No registration required.  Space is limited!

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room

Toddlers with a caregiver are invited to join us for fun filled storytimes on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday! We will do a variety of activities to encourage early literacy and motor skills including: reading stories, singing, dancing, fingerplays and music.

For Preschoolers and Parent/Caregiver

No registration required.  Space is limited!

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room

 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Baby Sign Language for Cruisers

Your child has so much to say! Using a few easy to learn signs in your daily routine can help you communicate with your preverbal baby or toddler.  If your toddler is already speaking, signing can help cognitive, vocabulary, and reading comprehension.  Using true American Sign Language signs, we can sing, sign, and play our way into learning.

For ages 10months - 5 years with parent/caregiver

Session includes the following Monday's at 11am: April 1, April 8, April 29, May 6, May 13 and May 20.

Registration begins on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM online or 10:01 AM in person or by phone at 466-8055.

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LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM     

Your child has so much to say! Using a few easy to learn signs in your daily routine can help you communicate with your preverbal baby or toddler.  If your toddler is already speaking, signing can help cognitive, vocabulary, and reading comprehension.  Using true American Sign Language signs, we can sing, sign, and play our way into learning.

For ages 10months - 5 years with parent/caregiver

Session includes the following Monday's at 11am: April 1, April 8, April 29, May 6, May 13 and May 20.

Registration begins on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM online or 10:01 AM in person or by phone at 466-8055.

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LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM     

 
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Introduction to Computers: Windows PC!

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If you are new to computers this is the class for you!

This is a simple introductory beginners class on computers (specifically Windows computers, NOT Mac/Apple computers).Some topics that will be covered are: how a Windows computer is set up, how to open different programs such as Word, how to access the internet, how to copy and paste text from program to another, how to print, and much more.

No experience necessary. Registration preferred. If space is available walk-ins are welcome on a first come first served basis.

Register online, in person, or by phone, 466-8055, ext. 230.

 
CONTACT: Christopher Van Wickler  466-8055, ext. 230  cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Library STEM Lab
Registration will begin on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

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If you are new to computers this is the class for you!

This is a simple introductory beginners class on computers (specifically Windows computers, NOT Mac/Apple computers).Some topics that will be covered are: how a Windows computer is set up, how to open different programs such as Word, how to access the internet, how to copy and paste text from program to another, how to print, and much more.

No experience necessary. Registration preferred. If space is available walk-ins are welcome on a first come first served basis.

Register online, in person, or by phone, 466-8055, ext. 230.

 
CONTACT:
  Christopher Van Wickler
  466.8055, ext. 230
  cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Library STEM Lab

Registration will begin on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

 
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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, March 27, 2019 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. (Must scroll back to first date of the program, April 1, for registration information) 
 
Session of programs includes the following dates: April 1, 8, and 29, May 6, 13, and 20
LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
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, March 27, 2019 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. (Must scroll back to first date of the program, April 1, for registration information) 
 
Session of programs includes the following dates: April 1, 8, and 29, May 6, 13, and 20
LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 9:30 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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2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Stay & Play

This drop in program is designed for the very young that will include open play, parachute time, and some easy books for you and your child to enjoy together. 

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

Ages K - 4 years old - siblings welcomed.

Registration is not required.

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LOCATION: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

This drop in program is designed for the very young that will include open play, parachute time, and some easy books for you and your child to enjoy together. 

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

Ages K - 4 years old - siblings welcomed.

Registration is not required.

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LOCATION: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

 
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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, March 27, 2019 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. (Must scroll back to first date of the program, April 1, for registration information) 
 
Session of programs includes the following dates: April 1, 8, and 29, May 6, 13, and 20
LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
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, March 27, 2019 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. (Must scroll back to first date of the program, April 1, for registration information) 
 
Session of programs includes the following dates: April 1, 8, and 29, May 6, 13, and 20
LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM     

Tuesday April 2, 2019 - Wednesday May 8, 2019
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Milton Yarensky's America Art Exhibit

“Self Portrait“ 1938

Milton Yarensky's oil paintings chronicle the history of his times.  Born in 1916 in Brooklyn, Yarensky was a visual reporter of social and political life in America. Although he died in 2008, Yarensky's artworks depict climate change, immigration, and the human spirit adapting to a challenging political environment indicative of the world we are living in today.

Yarensky studied at the Brooklyn Museum Art School and Brooklyn College in addition to the
renowned Art Students League. He developed his own personal style using impressionistic and
expressionist forms to illuminate his ongoing concern with the events and people around him,
showing his lasting dedication to painting as a visual art. Yarensky dedicated himself to this vision throughout his life.

Opening Reception:  Thursday, April 4 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Lower Level Gallery of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue.

LOCATION: Main Library Lower Lobby Art Gallery

“Self Portrait“ 1938

Milton Yarensky's oil paintings chronicle the history of his times.  Born in 1916 in Brooklyn, Yarensky was a visual reporter of social and political life in America. Although he died in 2008, Yarensky's artworks depict climate change, immigration, and the human spirit adapting to a challenging political environment indicative of the world we are living in today.

Yarensky studied at the Brooklyn Museum Art School and Brooklyn College in addition to the
renowned Art Students League. He developed his own personal style using impressionistic and
expressionist forms to illuminate his ongoing concern with the events and people around him,
showing his lasting dedication to painting as a visual art. Yarensky dedicated himself to this vision throughout his life.

Opening Reception:  Thursday, April 4 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Lower Level Gallery of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue.

LOCATION: Main Library Lower Lobby Art Gallery

Tuesday April 2, 2019
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Preschool Storytime

Toddlers with a caregiver are invited to join us for fun filled storytimes on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday! We will do a variety of activities to encourage early literacy and motor skills including: reading stories, singing, dancing, fingerplays and music.

For Preschoolers and Parent/Caregiver

No registration required.  Space is limited!

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room

Toddlers with a caregiver are invited to join us for fun filled storytimes on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday! We will do a variety of activities to encourage early literacy and motor skills including: reading stories, singing, dancing, fingerplays and music.

For Preschoolers and Parent/Caregiver

No registration required.  Space is limited!

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room

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

Join us each week for stories, activities, and songs!

Ages 2 - 5 with parent or caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, March 27, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. (Must scroll back to the first date of the program, April 2, for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: April 2, 9, and 30 and May 7, 14, and 21

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM     

Join us each week for stories, activities, and songs!

Ages 2 - 5 with parent or caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, March 27, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. (Must scroll back to the first date of the program, April 2, for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: April 2, 9, and 30 and May 7, 14, and 21

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM     

 
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12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
English Conversation Group
facilitated by Librarian Barbara Buckley

Are you an English language learner but need an informal setting to practice? 

The Library provides a small group atmosphere that encourages lively discussion on a variety of topics facilitated by Librarian Barbara Buckley. 

No registration required.              

For further information, please call the Reference Dept. at (516) 466-8055, ext. 302.
 

LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

Are you an English language learner but need an informal setting to practice? 

The Library provides a small group atmosphere that encourages lively discussion on a variety of topics facilitated by Librarian Barbara Buckley. 

No registration required.              

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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Don’t know how to your tech? Have a tech question that you can’t find the answer? Well, give our Tech Squad a try. Bring your smartphone, tablet, laptop, Microsoft office, or any technology you need help with in to learn more. Work one-on-one or in small groups alongside our tech experts, in short sessions lasting no longer than 30 minutes.

No registration, First come, first served.

 
CONTACT: Christopher Van Wickler  466-8055 ext. 230  cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org
LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

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Don’t know how to your tech? Have a tech question that you can’t find the answer? Well, give our Tech Squad a try. Bring your smartphone, tablet, laptop, Microsoft office, or any technology you need help with in to learn more. Work one-on-one or in small groups alongside our tech experts, in short sessions lasting no longer than 30 minutes.

No registration, First come, first served.

 
CONTACT:
  Christopher Van Wickler
  466.8055 ext. 230
  cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Ron Brown Series: Sacred Cities of the World
Machu Picchu: The Lost City of the Incas

For almost half a millennium, the city of Machu Picchu lie lost in the Andes Mountains until the New England congregational missionary Hiram Bingham III stumbled upon the spectacular ruins. Temples and palaces were constructed of boulders so huge that the Bingham and other explorers could only conclude that they were built by either gods or aliens. Since the Incas had no writing Machu Picchu became the object of historical speculation, biblical theories, and science fiction. Who built this magnificent city? Why did the builders abandon it? What are the mysteries it still contains? Is it really an ancient capital of the Lost Tribes of Israel? Join Dr. Ronald Brown, author, writer, explorer, and professor and discover this lost city.

Registration suggested beginning Monday, March 25 at 10:00 a.m. by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254, or register online.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

For almost half a millennium, the city of Machu Picchu lie lost in the Andes Mountains until the New England congregational missionary Hiram Bingham III stumbled upon the spectacular ruins. Temples and palaces were constructed of boulders so huge that the Bingham and other explorers could only conclude that they were built by either gods or aliens. Since the Incas had no writing Machu Picchu became the object of historical speculation, biblical theories, and science fiction. Who built this magnificent city? Why did the builders abandon it? What are the mysteries it still contains? Is it really an ancient capital of the Lost Tribes of Israel? Join Dr. Ronald Brown, author, writer, explorer, and professor and discover this lost city.

Registration suggested beginning Monday, March 25 at 10:00 a.m. by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254, or register online.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Registration will begin on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Creative Corner

Join us in an exploration of creativity.  We will be exploring different art forms that is sure to bring out the creative genes in you!

Come dressed to make a mess.

For ages 2 - 10 year olds with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, March 27, 9:30am Online Only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM     

Join us in an exploration of creativity.  We will be exploring different art forms that is sure to bring out the creative genes in you!

Come dressed to make a mess.

For ages 2 - 10 year olds with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, March 27, 9:30am Online Only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM     

 
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6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
STEM Explorers

Exercise design, problem-solving and critical thinking skills while creating a different science based activity each week.

For 1st, 2nd & 3rd graders ONLY

Session includes the following Tuesday's: April 2, April 9, April 30, May 7, May 14 and May 21.

Registration begins Wednesday, March 27, 9:30am Online Only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM     

Exercise design, problem-solving and critical thinking skills while creating a different science based activity each week.

For 1st, 2nd & 3rd graders ONLY

Session includes the following Tuesday's: April 2, April 9, April 30, May 7, May 14 and May 21.

Registration begins Wednesday, March 27, 9:30am Online Only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 9:30 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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7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Budget Hearing & Adoption at Main Library

Budget Hearing & Adoption at Main Library

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Budget Hearing & Adoption at Main Library

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Wednesday April 3, 2019
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
AARP Tax Assistance

AARP Tax Preparers will assist in preparing and filling simple Federal tax returns online. They will begin February 6 and continue every Wednesday from 10-2 pm (last appointment 1pm) through April 10, 2019.

You must have an appointment and bring all relevant tax papers, including a copy of last year’s return, photo Identification, copies of Social Security cards for all individuals on the tax return, all tax related forms (example: W2, bank statements, real estate statements, etc.), and a canceled check. 

Please note:  all returns are to be filed ONLINE ONLY.

Call the Parkville branch 466 8055 ext 273 for details or to make an appointment.

 
LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

AARP Tax Preparers will assist in preparing and filling simple Federal tax returns online. They will begin February 6 and continue every Wednesday from 10-2 pm (last appointment 1pm) through April 10, 2019.

You must have an appointment and bring all relevant tax papers, including a copy of last year’s return, photo Identification, copies of Social Security cards for all individuals on the tax return, all tax related forms (example: W2, bank statements, real estate statements, etc.), and a canceled check. 

Please note:  all returns are to be filed ONLINE ONLY.

Call the Parkville branch 466 8055 ext 273 for details or to make an appointment.

 
LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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).

Session includes the following Wednesday's: April 3, April 10, May 1, May 8, May 15 and May 22.

Registration required and begins Wednesday, March 27, at 9:30 am online or 10 am by phone: 466-8055.

 

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM     

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).

Session includes the following Wednesday's: April 3, April 10, May 1, May 8, May 15 and May 22.

Registration required and begins Wednesday, March 27, at 9:30 am online or 10 am by phone: 466-8055.

 

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM     

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Preschool Storytime

Join us for a variety of activities to encourage early literacy and motor skills.

For 18 - 23 months with Parent/Caregiver

Session includes the follwing dates: April 3, April 10, May 1, May 8, May 15 and May 22

No registration required.  Space is limited

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LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Join us for a variety of activities to encourage early literacy and motor skills.

For 18 - 23 months with Parent/Caregiver

Session includes the follwing dates: April 3, April 10, May 1, May 8, May 15 and May 22

No registration required.  Space is limited

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LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

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

THE FAVOURITE

2018, 119 minutes, rated R

Director:  Yorgos Lanthimos

Cast:       Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz

Synopsis:  Early eighteenth-century England is at war with the French. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne, and her friend Lady Sarah tends to her ill health. When a new servant Abigail arrives, Sarah takes her under her wing, and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become time-consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps in as the Queen's companion. Their growing friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions, and no one will stand in her way.

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

THE FAVOURITE

2018, 119 minutes, rated R

Director:  Yorgos Lanthimos

Cast:       Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz

Synopsis:  Early eighteenth-century England is at war with the French. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne, and her friend Lady Sarah tends to her ill health. When a new servant Abigail arrives, Sarah takes her under her wing, and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become time-consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps in as the Queen's companion. Their growing friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions, and no one will stand in her way.

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 - 3:15 PM
Baby Steps to STEM

See the ways that play and everyday life experiences can build babies STEM thinking.  Don't forget to come dressed for a mess!

For 0 - 23 month olds with parent/caregiver

Session includes the following Wednesday's: April 3, April 10, May 1, May 8, May 15 and May 22.

Registration begins Wednesday, March 27, 9:30am Online Only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

 

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM     

See the ways that play and everyday life experiences can build babies STEM thinking.  Don't forget to come dressed for a mess!

For 0 - 23 month olds with parent/caregiver

Session includes the following Wednesday's: April 3, April 10, May 1, May 8, May 15 and May 22.

Registration begins Wednesday, March 27, 9:30am Online Only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

 

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM     

 
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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 - 6:00 PM
Bilingual Story time

Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes in English and Spanish as we practice early literacy skills in a dynamic bilingual learning environment.

For Pre Schoolers - 6 year olds with parent/caregivers

No registration is required. Space is limited!

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room

Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes in English and Spanish as we practice early literacy skills in a dynamic bilingual learning environment.

For Pre Schoolers - 6 year olds with parent/caregivers

No registration is required. Space is limited!

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room

 
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6:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Creative Corner

Your place to get creative! This program for 2-10 year olds will feature special projects and crafts to complete.

For 2-10 year olds with Parent/Caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 9:30 am Online Only, 10:01 am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.

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LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library
Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM     

Your place to get creative! This program for 2-10 year olds will feature special projects and crafts to complete.

For 2-10 year olds with Parent/Caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 9:30 am Online Only, 10:01 am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.

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LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM     

Thursday April 4, 2019
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Preschool Storytime

Toddlers with a caregiver are invited to join us for fun filled storytimes on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday! We will do a variety of activities to encourage early literacy and motor skills including: reading stories, singing, dancing, fingerplays and music.

For Preschoolers and Parent/Caregiver

No registration required.  Space is limited!

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room

Toddlers with a caregiver are invited to join us for fun filled storytimes on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday! We will do a variety of activities to encourage early literacy and motor skills including: reading stories, singing, dancing, fingerplays and music.

For Preschoolers and Parent/Caregiver

No registration required.  Space is limited!

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room

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

Participate in a variety of simple songs, rhymes, music and smiles!

For 18 - 23 months with Parent/Caregiver

Session includes the following dates: April 11, May 2, May 9, May 16 and May 23.

Registration begins Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 9:30 am Online Only, 10:01 am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.

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LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM     

Participate in a variety of simple songs, rhymes, music and smiles!

For 18 - 23 months with Parent/Caregiver

Session includes the following dates: April 11, May 2, May 9, May 16 and May 23.

Registration begins Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 9:30 am Online Only, 10:01 am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.

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LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM     

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Basic Google: Intro to Gmail

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Learn how to unlock all the free apps you have with your Gmail account! This Spring we are offering courses in Gmail, Google Docs and Google Slides. Register for one or all of these programs.

In this event we will go over the basics of your Gmail account covering topics such as how to send and receive emails, basic email etiquette and gmail settings.

Don’t have a Gmail account? Let us know in the registration form and you can come in a ½ hour before the class starts to set up your own free Gmail account.

Registration preferred. If space is available walk-ins are welcome on a first come first served basis.

Register online, in person, or by phone, 466-8055, ext. 230.

 
CONTACT: Christopher Van Wickler  466-8055, ext. 230  cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Library STEM Lab
Registration will begin on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

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Learn how to unlock all the free apps you have with your Gmail account! This Spring we are offering courses in Gmail, Google Docs and Google Slides. Register for one or all of these programs.

In this event we will go over the basics of your Gmail account covering topics such as how to send and receive emails, basic email etiquette and gmail settings.

Don’t have a Gmail account? Let us know in the registration form and you can come in a ½ hour before the class starts to set up your own free Gmail account.

Registration preferred. If space is available walk-ins are welcome on a first come first served basis.

Register online, in person, or by phone, 466-8055, ext. 230.

 
CONTACT:
  Christopher Van Wickler
  466.8055, ext. 230
  cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Library STEM Lab

Registration will begin on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

 
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Project Independence Social Discussion Group

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

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

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

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

 
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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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12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Classic Games Afternoon at Parkville

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Come play Scrabble, Backgammon, or Chess with new friends at all levels at the Parkville Branch!

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LOCATION: Reference Area

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Come play Scrabble, Backgammon, or Chess with new friends at all levels at the Parkville Branch!

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LOCATION: Reference Area

 
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1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Parkville Pageturners Films

HUGO

2011, 126 minutes, rated PG

Director:   Martin Scorsese

Cast:       Asa Butterfield, Sacha Baron Cohen, Sir Ben Kingsley, Chloe Grace Moretz

Synopsis:  When wily and resourceful boy discovers a secret left by his father, he unlocks a mystery and embarks on a quest that will transform those around him and lead to a safe and loving place he can call home.

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: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

HUGO

2011, 126 minutes, rated PG

Director:   Martin Scorsese

Cast:       Asa Butterfield, Sacha Baron Cohen, Sir Ben Kingsley, Chloe Grace Moretz

Synopsis:  When wily and resourceful boy discovers a secret left by his father, he unlocks a mystery and embarks on a quest that will transform those around him and lead to a safe and loving place he can call home.

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: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

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

THE FAVOURITE

2018, 119 minutes, rated R

Director:  Yorgos Lanthimos

Cast:       Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz

Synopsis:  Early eighteenth-century England is at war with the French. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne, and her friend Lady Sarah tends to her ill health. When a new servant Abigail arrives, Sarah takes her under her wing, and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become time-consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps in as the Queen's companion. Their growing friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions, and no one will stand in her way.

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

THE FAVOURITE

2018, 119 minutes, rated R

Director:  Yorgos Lanthimos

Cast:       Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz

Synopsis:  Early eighteenth-century England is at war with the French. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne, and her friend Lady Sarah tends to her ill health. When a new servant Abigail arrives, Sarah takes her under her wing, and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become time-consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps in as the Queen's companion. Their growing friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions, and no one will stand in her way.

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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5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Full STEAM Ahead

Join our science-based program for a great time with old and new friends! We will exercise design, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills while creating a different project each week.

For children in grades 2 through 4 only

Registration begins Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.  (Must scroll back to April 4, the first date of the program, for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: April 4 and May 2

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM     

Join our science-based program for a great time with old and new friends! We will exercise design, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills while creating a different project each week.

For children in grades 2 through 4 only

Registration begins Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.  (Must scroll back to April 4, the first date of the program, for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: April 4 and May 2

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM     

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Milton Yarensky's America
Art Exhibit Opening Reception

“Algonquin Round Table" by Milton Yarensky   by Milton Yarensky

Exhibit on view: April 2 to May 8. 

Milton Yarensky's oil paintings chronicle the history of his times.  Born in 1916 in Brooklyn, Yarensky was a visual reporter of social and political life in America. Although he died in 2008, Yarensky's artworks depict climate change, immigration, and the human spirit adapting to a challenging political environment indicative of the world we are living in today.

LOCATION: Main Library Lower Lobby Art Gallery

“Algonquin Round Table" by Milton Yarensky   by Milton Yarensky

Exhibit on view: April 2 to May 8. 

Milton Yarensky's oil paintings chronicle the history of his times.  Born in 1916 in Brooklyn, Yarensky was a visual reporter of social and political life in America. Although he died in 2008, Yarensky's artworks depict climate change, immigration, and the human spirit adapting to a challenging political environment indicative of the world we are living in today.

LOCATION: Main Library Lower Lobby Art Gallery

 
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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
Tween S.T.E.M.

This program educates kids in science, technology, engineering and math in an interdisciplinary and applied approach.

Each session is different and full of fun and learning!

For 4th, 5th & 6th grades ONLY

Session includes the following Thursdays: April 4, April 11, May 2, May 9, May 16 and May 23.

Registration begins March 27, 9:30am Online Only and 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM     

This program educates kids in science, technology, engineering and math in an interdisciplinary and applied approach.

Each session is different and full of fun and learning!

For 4th, 5th & 6th grades ONLY

Session includes the following Thursdays: April 4, April 11, May 2, May 9, May 16 and May 23.

Registration begins March 27, 9:30am Online Only and 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM     

 
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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 company? Come join our group meeting every Thursday night! Help, advice, and chitchat will be facilitated.

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 company? Come join our group meeting every Thursday night! Help, advice, and chitchat will be facilitated.

CONTACT:
  Sheila
  
  

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

Friday April 5, 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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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Baby Sign Language for Cruisers

Your child has so much to say! Using a few easy to learn signs in your daily routine can help you communicate with your preverbal baby or toddler.  If your toddler is already speaking, signing can help cognitive, vocabulary, and reading comprehension.  Using true American Sign Language signs, we can sing, sign, and play our way into learning.

For ages 10months - 5 years with parent/caregiver

Session includes the following Fridays at 11am: April 5, April 12, May 3, May 10, May 17 and May 24.

Registration begins on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM online or 10:01 AM in person or by phone at 466-8055.

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LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM     

Your child has so much to say! Using a few easy to learn signs in your daily routine can help you communicate with your preverbal baby or toddler.  If your toddler is already speaking, signing can help cognitive, vocabulary, and reading comprehension.  Using true American Sign Language signs, we can sing, sign, and play our way into learning.

For ages 10months - 5 years with parent/caregiver

Session includes the following Fridays at 11am: April 5, April 12, May 3, May 10, May 17 and May 24.

Registration begins on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM online or 10:01 AM in person or by phone at 466-8055.

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LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM     

 
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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 socialize.  Start the fun with circle time that will include a book or two!!

For 10-17 month olds with Parent/Caregiver

Session includes the following Friday's: April 5, April 12, May 3, May 10, May 17 and May 24.

Registration begins Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 9:30am Online Only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM     

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

For 10-17 month olds with Parent/Caregiver

Session includes the following Friday's: April 5, April 12, May 3, May 10, May 17 and May 24.

Registration begins Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 9:30am Online Only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM     

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Socrates Salon with Conversation Host Ron Gross
HOW ARE WE FOOLED?
Recent studies of how our brains work, have revealed that we are highly prone to mistakes in our perceptions, thinking, and judgements.  The best defense against such mistakes is to think together with others, who can help us see things more truly.
 
1.  How do we fool ourselves?
2.  How are we fooled by others?
3.  How do we fool others?
4.  How were we fooled in our upbringing and education?
5.  How are we fooled by mass- and social-media?
6.  How are we fooled by our ways of perceiving, thinking, and making decisions?
7.  How can we avoid being fooled?
 
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: Main Library Community Room
HOW ARE WE FOOLED?
Recent studies of how our brains work, have revealed that we are highly prone to mistakes in our perceptions, thinking, and judgements.  The best defense against such mistakes is to think together with others, who can help us see things more truly.
 
1.  How do we fool ourselves?
2.  How are we fooled by others?
3.  How do we fool others?
4.  How were we fooled in our upbringing and education?
5.  How are we fooled by mass- and social-media?
6.  How are we fooled by our ways of perceiving, thinking, and making decisions?
7.  How can we avoid being fooled?
 
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: Main Library Community Room

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Girls Who Code!

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For TEENS only (grades 9 to 12). Join us for this 15-week program in which you will learn to code through interactive activities, projects, and more! Registration required.

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

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For TEENS only (grades 9 to 12). Join us for this 15-week program in which you will learn to code through interactive activities, projects, and more! Registration required.

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

 
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4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Basic Sign Language

A Librarian will show you simple words and phrases to help you get started.

No experience necessary.  Begin your path to joining the half million Americans who use ASL to communicate.

Allow for 1 minute to be shown 1-3 signs each week at the reference desk!

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room

A Librarian will show you simple words and phrases to help you get started.

No experience necessary.  Begin your path to joining the half million Americans who use ASL to communicate.

Allow for 1 minute to be shown 1-3 signs each week at the reference desk!

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room

Saturday April 6, 2019
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Saturday Storytime

Can't make the weekday story time?  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 parent/caregiver.

No registration is required.

Family Craft Story Time

LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room

Can't make the weekday story time?  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 parent/caregiver.

No registration is required.

Family Craft Story Time

LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday Seedlings

Celebrate Earth Day a little early by planting vegetable and flower seeds! 

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

Celebrate Earth Day a little early by planting vegetable and flower seeds! 

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Performance Poets Association Readings at Station
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

Sunday April 7, 2019
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2:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Gilbert & Sullivan Light Opera Co. of LI: The Gondoliers
arranged by Music Advisory Committee

PLEASE NOTE 2:00 p.m. BEGINNING TIME.

There will be a 10 to 15 minute intermission.

One of the most popular of all the Gilbert & Sullivan operas, "The Gondoliers" is the story of two carefree Venetian gondoliers, Marco and Guiseppe Palmieri, whose carefree life of wine, women and song is disrupted when they discover that they are not really brothers--that one of them is the long-lost heir to the throne of Barataria, stolen from the royal court as an infant.  Since nobody knows which is the real king, they are forced to reign jointly, with unforeseeable consequences.  The show features Gilbert at his satiric best and some of Sullivan's most buoyant, exuberant music, including such classic songs as "We've Called Gondolieri," "Take a Pair of Sparkling Eyes," "Dance a Cachuca," "There Lived a King" and "In Enterprise of Martial Kind."

Founded in 1954, the Gilbert & Sullivan Light Opera Company of Long Island is one of the nation's oldest organizations devoted primarily to the promotion and performance of the works of Gilbert & Sullivan. Their performers are all volunteers, coming from every walk of life. They all have one thing in common: a passion for bringing these classic comic operas to generations of Long Island audiences. As a traveling company, they have performed all over Long Island.

         

The Great Neck Library Music Advisory Committee, now in its 49th year, is co-chaired by founding member Gabe Chieco, and Michele Ganz, and includes members Estelle Pace, Robert Schaufeld, Donna Litke (staff member) and new members Joan Brill-Pavlovic, Ellen Charlop, and Pamela Levy. This all volunteer committee of Great Neck residents represents a wide range of musical experience and performance.

Registration suggested beginning Monday, March 25 at 10:00 a.m. by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254, or register online.

Great Neck School District Residents have priority for seating. Please arrive 15 minutes early for preferred seating.

FOR THIS PERFORMANCE COMMUNITY ROOM DOORS WILL OPEN AT 1:30 PM.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

PLEASE NOTE 2:00 p.m. BEGINNING TIME.

There will be a 10 to 15 minute intermission.

One of the most popular of all the Gilbert & Sullivan operas, "The Gondoliers" is the story of two carefree Venetian gondoliers, Marco and Guiseppe Palmieri, whose carefree life of wine, women and song is disrupted when they discover that they are not really brothers--that one of them is the long-lost heir to the throne of Barataria, stolen from the royal court as an infant.  Since nobody knows which is the real king, they are forced to reign jointly, with unforeseeable consequences.  The show features Gilbert at his satiric best and some of Sullivan's most buoyant, exuberant music, including such classic songs as "We've Called Gondolieri," "Take a Pair of Sparkling Eyes," "Dance a Cachuca," "There Lived a King" and "In Enterprise of Martial Kind."

Founded in 1954, the Gilbert & Sullivan Light Opera Company of Long Island is one of the nation's oldest organizations devoted primarily to the promotion and performance of the works of Gilbert & Sullivan. Their performers are all volunteers, coming from every walk of life. They all have one thing in common: a passion for bringing these classic comic operas to generations of Long Island audiences. As a traveling company, they have performed all over Long Island.

         

The Great Neck Library Music Advisory Committee, now in its 49th year, is co-chaired by founding member Gabe Chieco, and Michele Ganz, and includes members Estelle Pace, Robert Schaufeld, Donna Litke (staff member) and new members Joan Brill-Pavlovic, Ellen Charlop, and Pamela Levy. This all volunteer committee of Great Neck residents represents a wide range of musical experience and performance.

Registration suggested beginning Monday, March 25 at 10:00 a.m. by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254, or register online.

Great Neck School District Residents have priority for seating. Please arrive 15 minutes early for preferred seating.

FOR THIS PERFORMANCE COMMUNITY ROOM DOORS WILL OPEN AT 1:30 PM.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Registration will begin on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

Monday April 8, 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 Monday, March 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, April 1 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 Monday, March 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, April 1 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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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Preschool Storytime

Toddlers with a caregiver are invited to join us for fun filled storytimes on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday! We will do a variety of activities to encourage early literacy and motor skills including: reading stories, singing, dancing, fingerplays and music.

For Preschoolers and Parent/Caregiver

No registration required.  Space is limited!

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room

Toddlers with a caregiver are invited to join us for fun filled storytimes on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday! We will do a variety of activities to encourage early literacy and motor skills including: reading stories, singing, dancing, fingerplays and music.

For Preschoolers and Parent/Caregiver

No registration required.  Space is limited!

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room

 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Baby Sign Language for Cruisers

Your child has so much to say! Using a few easy to learn signs in your daily routine can help you communicate with your preverbal baby or toddler.  If your toddler is already speaking, signing can help cognitive, vocabulary, and reading comprehension.  Using true American Sign Language signs, we can sing, sign, and play our way into learning.

For ages 10months - 5 years with parent/caregiver

Session includes the following Monday's at 11am: April 1, April 8, April 29, May 6, May 13 and May 20.

Registration begins on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM online or 10:01 AM in person or by phone at 466-8055.

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LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM     

Your child has so much to say! Using a few easy to learn signs in your daily routine can help you communicate with your preverbal baby or toddler.  If your toddler is already speaking, signing can help cognitive, vocabulary, and reading comprehension.  Using true American Sign Language signs, we can sing, sign, and play our way into learning.

For ages 10months - 5 years with parent/caregiver

Session includes the following Monday's at 11am: April 1, April 8, April 29, May 6, May 13 and May 20.

Registration begins on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM online or 10:01 AM in person or by phone at 466-8055.

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LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM     

 
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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, March 27, 2019 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. (Must scroll back to first date of the program, April 1, for registration information) 
 
Session of programs includes the following dates: April 1, 8, and 29, May 6, 13, and 20
LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
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, March 27, 2019 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. (Must scroll back to first date of the program, April 1, for registration information) 
 
Session of programs includes the following dates: April 1, 8, and 29, May 6, 13, and 20
LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM     

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Philately Anyone? with Librarian Christy Orquera

Explore the world of stamp collecting with Great Neck Librarian Christy Orquera and learn about the American Philatelic Society, the world's largest organization for collectors, hobbyists and enthusiasts. New to stamp collecting? In this lecture, learn some of the very basics about stamp collecting, valuation, selling, useful resources, stamp dealers and upcoming stamp shows. No appraisals will be given in this workshop.

Registration begins Monday, March 25 by calling 466-8055, ext. 218/219, or register online.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

Explore the world of stamp collecting with Great Neck Librarian Christy Orquera and learn about the American Philatelic Society, the world's largest organization for collectors, hobbyists and enthusiasts. New to stamp collecting? In this lecture, learn some of the very basics about stamp collecting, valuation, selling, useful resources, stamp dealers and upcoming stamp shows. No appraisals will be given in this workshop.

Registration begins Monday, March 25 by calling 466-8055, ext. 218/219, or register online.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Registration will begin on Monday, March 25, 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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2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Stay & Play

This drop in program is designed for the very young that will include open play, parachute time, and some easy books for you and your child to enjoy together. 

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

Ages K - 4 years old - siblings welcomed.

Registration is not required.

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LOCATION: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

This drop in program is designed for the very young that will include open play, parachute time, and some easy books for you and your child to enjoy together. 

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

Ages K - 4 years old - siblings welcomed.

Registration is not required.

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LOCATION: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

 
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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, March 27, 2019 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. (Must scroll back to first date of the program, April 1, for registration information) 
 
Session of programs includes the following dates: April 1, 8, and 29, May 6, 13, and 20
LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM     
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, March 27, 2019 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. (Must scroll back to first date of the program, April 1, for registration information) 
 
Session of programs includes the following dates: April 1, 8, and 29, May 6, 13, and 20
LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM     

Tuesday April 9, 2019
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Preschool Storytime

Toddlers with a caregiver are invited to join us for fun filled storytimes on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday! We will do a variety of activities to encourage early literacy and motor skills including: reading stories, singing, dancing, fingerplays and music.

For Preschoolers and Parent/Caregiver

No registration required.  Space is limited!

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room

Toddlers with a caregiver are invited to join us for fun filled storytimes on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday! We will do a variety of activities to encourage early literacy and motor skills including: reading stories, singing, dancing, fingerplays and music.

For Preschoolers and Parent/Caregiver

No registration required.  Space is limited!

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room

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

Join us each week for stories, activities, and songs!

Ages 2 - 5 with parent or caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, March 27, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. (Must scroll back to the first date of the program, April 2, for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: April 2, 9, and 30 and May 7, 14, and 21

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM     

Join us each week for stories, activities, and songs!

Ages 2 - 5 with parent or caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, March 27, 9:30am online only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055. (Must scroll back to the first date of the program, April 2, for registration information)

Session of programs includes the following dates: April 2, 9, and 30 and May 7, 14, and 21

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM     

 
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12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
English Conversation Group
facilitated by Librarian Barbara Buckley

Are you an English language learner but need an informal setting to practice? 

The Library provides a small group atmosphere that encourages lively discussion on a variety of topics facilitated by Librarian Barbara Buckley. 

No registration required.              

For further information, please call the Reference Dept. at (516) 466-8055, ext. 302.
 

LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

Are you an English language learner but need an informal setting to practice? 

The Library provides a small group atmosphere that encourages lively discussion on a variety of topics facilitated by Librarian Barbara Buckley. 

No registration required.              

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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Don’t know how to your tech? Have a tech question that you can’t find the answer? Well, give our Tech Squad a try. Bring your smartphone, tablet, laptop, Microsoft office, or any technology you need help with in to learn more. Work one-on-one or in small groups alongside our tech experts, in short sessions lasting no longer than 30 minutes.

No registration, First come, first served.

 
CONTACT: Christopher Van Wickler  466-8055 ext. 230  cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org
LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

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Don’t know how to your tech? Have a tech question that you can’t find the answer? Well, give our Tech Squad a try. Bring your smartphone, tablet, laptop, Microsoft office, or any technology you need help with in to learn more. Work one-on-one or in small groups alongside our tech experts, in short sessions lasting no longer than 30 minutes.

No registration, First come, first served.

 
CONTACT:
  Christopher Van Wickler
  466.8055 ext. 230
  cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Art/Slide presentation: Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving
presented by Mary Vahey

Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving on exhibit at The Brooklyn Museum of Art...February 8—May 12, 2019  The exhibition explores Kahlo’s creative vision and self-crafted identity.

Mary Vahey is an art historian and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the State University of New York.

Registration suggested beginning Monday, March 25 at 10:00 a.m. by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254, or register online.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving on exhibit at The Brooklyn Museum of Art...February 8—May 12, 2019  The exhibition explores Kahlo’s creative vision and self-crafted identity.

Mary Vahey is an art historian and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the State University of New York.

Registration suggested beginning Monday, March 25 at 10:00 a.m. by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254, or register online.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Registration will begin on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Newspaper Databases

Come to a demonstration of our newspaper databases. You will learn how to obtain information from The Historical New York Times, covering the years 1851-2015, containing searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. This database provides searchable full text, full page, and article-level images. In addition, learn how to find articles from the current issues of The New York Times, 1980 to the present. 

Register online or by phone at 516-466-8055, exts. 218/219 beginning Monday, March 18th at 10 am.

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LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
There are 30 spaces available.

Come to a demonstration of our newspaper databases. You will learn how to obtain information from The Historical New York Times, covering the years 1851-2015, containing searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. This database provides searchable full text, full page, and article-level images. In addition, learn how to find articles from the current issues of The New York Times, 1980 to the present. 

Register online or by phone at 516-466-8055, exts. 218/219 beginning Monday, March 18th at 10 am.

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LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

There are 30 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Creative Corner

Join us in an exploration of creativity.  We will be exploring different art forms that is sure to bring out the creative genes in you!

Come dressed to make a mess.

For ages 2 - 10 year olds with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, March 27, 9:30am Online Only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM     

Join us in an exploration of creativity.  We will be exploring different art forms that is sure to bring out the creative genes in you!

Come dressed to make a mess.

For ages 2 - 10 year olds with parent/caregiver

Registration begins Wednesday, March 27, 9:30am Online Only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM     

 
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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 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 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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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Family: Make a library-themed bookmark with our 3D printer!

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Families kick off the STEM Lab’s celebration of library week with this awesome chance to create a library-themed bookmark for you to keep. Learn the basics of 3D printing and design through Tinkercad and our MakerBot Replicator +. Never done 3D design before, just want a free bookmark then this is the class for you!

No experience necessary. Registration Required.

Family Session: 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

CONTACT: Christopher Van Wickler  466-8055, ext. 230  cvanwickler@greatnecklibray.org
LOCATION: Main Library STEM Lab
Registration will begin on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

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Families kick off the STEM Lab’s celebration of library week with this awesome chance to create a library-themed bookmark for you to keep. Learn the basics of 3D printing and design through Tinkercad and our MakerBot Replicator +. Never done 3D design before, just want a free bookmark then this is the class for you!

No experience necessary. Registration Required.

Family Session: 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

CONTACT:
  Christopher Van Wickler
  466.8055, ext. 230
  cvanwickler@greatnecklibray.org

LOCATION: Main Library STEM Lab

Registration will begin on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Long Range Planning Committee Meeting at Main Library
LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
 
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6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
STEM Explorers

Exercise design, problem-solving and critical thinking skills while creating a different science based activity each week.

For 1st, 2nd & 3rd graders ONLY

Session includes the following Tuesday's: April 2, April 9, April 30, May 7, May 14 and May 21.

Registration begins Wednesday, March 27, 9:30am Online Only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM     

Exercise design, problem-solving and critical thinking skills while creating a different science based activity each week.

For 1st, 2nd & 3rd graders ONLY

Session includes the following Tuesday's: April 2, April 9, April 30, May 7, May 14 and May 21.

Registration begins Wednesday, March 27, 9:30am Online Only, 10:01am in person or over the phone at 516-466-8055.

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LOCATION: Main- Children's Program Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 9:30 AM     

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Adult: Make a library-themed bookmark with our 3D printer!

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Adult's Kick off the STEM Lab’s celebration of library week with this awesome chance to create a library-themed bookmark for you to keep. Learn the basics of 3D printing and design through Tinkercad and our MakerBot Replicator +. Never done 3D design before, just want a free bookmark then this is the class for you!

No experience necessary. Registration Required.

Adult Session: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Register Here

 
CONTACT: Christopher Van Wickler  466-8055, ext. 230.   cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Library STEM Lab
Registration will begin on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

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Adult's Kick off the STEM Lab’s celebration of library week with this awesome chance to create a library-themed bookmark for you to keep. Learn the basics of 3D printing and design through Tinkercad and our MakerBot Replicator +. Never done 3D design before, just want a free bookmark then this is the class for you!

No experience necessary. Registration Required.

Adult Session: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Register Here

 
CONTACT:
  Christopher Van Wickler
  466.8055, ext. 230. 
  cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Library STEM Lab

Registration will begin on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 9:00 AM     

Wednesday April 10, 2019
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
AARP Tax Assistance

AARP Tax Preparers will assist in preparing and filling simple Federal tax returns online. They will begin February 6 and continue every Wednesday from 10-2 pm (last appointment 1pm) through April 10, 2019.

You must have an appointment and bring all relevant tax papers, including a copy of last year’s return, photo Identification, copies of Social Security cards for all individuals on the tax return, all tax related forms (example: W2, bank statements, real estate statements, etc.), and a canceled check. 

Please note:  all returns are to be filed ONLINE ONLY.

Call the Parkville branch 466 8055 ext 273 for details or to make an appointment.

 
LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

AARP Tax Preparers will assist in preparing and filling simple Federal tax returns online. They will begin February 6 and continue every Wednesday from 10-2 pm (last appointment 1pm) through April 10, 2019.

You must have an appointment and bring all relevant tax papers, including a copy of last year’s return, photo Identification, copies of Social Security cards for all individuals on the tax return, all tax related forms (example: W2, bank statements, real estate statements, etc.), and a canceled check. 

Please note:  all returns are to be filed ONLINE ONLY.

Call the Parkville branch 466 8055 ext 273 for details or to make an appointment.

 
LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

 
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
All Ages! Use Augmented Reality to Enhance your Library Card!

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Join us on April 10 at Main anytime between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.  

Celebrate Library Week by stopping by the STEM Lab at Main to see and learn all about Augmented Reality (AR) and actually create your own AR Library Card. It is really very simple come on by and give it a try.

No Registration required just stop on by. All ages welcome!