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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many 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.

Please register in person or by phone at ext. 232 beginning June 21.

 

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.

Please register in person or by phone at ext. 232 beginning June 21.

 

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

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

Love knitting and/or crocheting? Help, advice and chitchat will be facilitated.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

Love knitting and/or crocheting? Help, advice and chitchat will be facilitated.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

Friday September 21, 2018
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Adult Coloring

Drop in for an hour of relaxing coloring for adults at the Lakeville Branch.  Coloring sheets will also to available to take home for participants looking to extend the relaxation.  

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Drop in for an hour of relaxing coloring for adults at the Lakeville Branch.  Coloring sheets will also to available to take home for participants looking to extend the relaxation.  

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Writer Within facilitated by Lynda Aron

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

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

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
There are 23 spaces available.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

There are 23 spaces available.

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

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Monday September 24, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Adult Coloring

Join us for a laid back and relaxing hour of coloring on Monday afternoons.  We will play nice soft music and supply colored pencils and coloring pages.  All you have to do is com in, relax, and color.  Let your stress just melt away.

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

Join us for a laid back and relaxing hour of coloring on Monday afternoons.  We will play nice soft music and supply colored pencils and coloring pages.  All you have to do is com in, relax, and color.  Let your stress just melt away.

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

Tuesday September 25, 2018
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12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
English Language Conversation facilitated by Librarian Barbara Buckley
The Library invites all new 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. Various conversation topics may be chosen. 
Refreshments will be served. No registration required.
For further information, please call the Reference Dept. at (516) 466-8055, ext. 218.
 
 
LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room
The Library invites all new 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. Various conversation topics may be chosen. 
Refreshments will be served. No registration required.
For further information, please call the Reference Dept. at (516) 466-8055, ext. 218.
 
 
LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

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

Date Change! This event has been changed to this new date.  The West Egg Book Club will now be meeting on the Last Tuesday of each month, barring any holiday conflicts.  All are welcome to attend!

West Egg Book Club

September:Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

The lives of three women are set on a collision course when Kasia is sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious Nazi concentration camp for women. Their stories cross continents, as Caroline and Kasia strive to bring justice to those whom history has forgotten.
 
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

Date Change! This event has been changed to this new date.  The West Egg Book Club will now be meeting on the Last Tuesday of each month, barring any holiday conflicts.  All are welcome to attend!

West Egg Book Club

September:Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

The lives of three women are set on a collision course when Kasia is sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious Nazi concentration camp for women. Their stories cross continents, as Caroline and Kasia strive to bring justice to those whom history has forgotten.
 
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 September 26, 2018
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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chess at Main

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

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

Enjoy a game of Scrabble, now at the Station Branch!

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

LOCATION: Station Branch

Enjoy a game of Scrabble, now 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

GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN

2017, 107 minutes, rated PG

Director:  Simon Curtis

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN

2017, 107 minutes, rated PG

Director:  Simon Curtis

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

Classes now held every Wednesday!

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

Classes now held every Wednesday!

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

Please call to register at ext. 232. 

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

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

Copies of the book will be available to registered patrons for pickup at the branch of their choice.

Participants must be registered by the first of the  month in order to guarantee receiving the book before the discussion.

Please register by Phone at ext. 232

September Selection - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count's endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.

“In all ways a great novel, a nonstop pleasure brimming with charm, personal wisdom, and philosophic insight, this book more than fulfills the promise of Towles' stylish debut, Rules of Civility." - Kirkus Reviews (starred).

From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility comes a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel.  A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in another elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him a doorway into a much larger world of emotional discovery.

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Copies of the book will be available to registered patrons for pickup at the branch of their choice.

Participants must be registered by the first of the  month in order to guarantee receiving the book before the discussion.

Please register by Phone at ext. 232

September Selection - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count's endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.

“In all ways a great novel, a nonstop pleasure brimming with charm, personal wisdom, and philosophic insight, this book more than fulfills the promise of Towles' stylish debut, Rules of Civility." - Kirkus Reviews (starred).

From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility comes a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel.  A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in another elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him a doorway into a much larger world of emotional discovery.

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Thursday September 27, 2018
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Parkville Book Club

Copies of the book will be available to registered patrons for pickup at the branch of their choice.

Participants must be registered by the first of the month in order to guarantee recieving that months discussion before the discussion.  

Please register by Phone at ext. 273

September's Selection: Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

The murderer is with us—on the train now . . .”

Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Without a shred of doubt, one of his fellow passengers is the murderer.

Isolated by the storm, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man's enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again.

“What more . . . can a mystery addict desire?”—New York Times

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

Copies of the book will be available to registered patrons for pickup at the branch of their choice.

Participants must be registered by the first of the month in order to guarantee recieving that months discussion before the discussion.  

Please register by Phone at ext. 273

September's Selection: Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

The murderer is with us—on the train now . . .”

Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Without a shred of doubt, one of his fellow passengers is the murderer.

Isolated by the storm, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man's enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again.

“What more . . . can a mystery addict desire?”—New York Times

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

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

GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN

2017, 107 minutes, rated PG

Director:  Simon Curtis

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

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

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

LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN

2017, 107 minutes, rated PG

Director:  Simon Curtis

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

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

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

LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

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

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

Please register in person or by phone at ext. 232 beginning June 21.

 

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.

Please register in person or by phone at ext. 232 beginning June 21.

 

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

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

Love knitting and/or crocheting? Help, advice and chitchat will be facilitated.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

Love knitting and/or crocheting? Help, advice and chitchat will be facilitated.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Forum on Gun Violence

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Friday September 28, 2018
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Adult Coloring

Drop in for an hour of relaxing coloring for adults at the Lakeville Branch.  Coloring sheets will also to available to take home for participants looking to extend the relaxation.  

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Drop in for an hour of relaxing coloring for adults at the Lakeville Branch.  Coloring sheets will also to available to take home for participants looking to extend the relaxation.  

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

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

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

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

Jim on sax, Bill on drums, and Vic on keyboard and guitar.

The Vic Vincent Group's early influences are Buddy Holly, Elvis, The Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison, The Beatles, Dion, Sinatra, Engelbert Humperdinck, Neil Diamond, and Johnny Cash.  They play Live Music for all occasions. Their specialty shows are Rock & Roll, DooWop & Pop, Music from the 50's & 60's, Traditional Dance Music, Disco, Country, Latin, and Standards.

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

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

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

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

Jim on sax, Bill on drums, and Vic on keyboard and guitar.

The Vic Vincent Group's early influences are Buddy Holly, Elvis, The Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison, The Beatles, Dion, Sinatra, Engelbert Humperdinck, Neil Diamond, and Johnny Cash.  They play Live Music for all occasions. Their specialty shows are Rock & Roll, DooWop & Pop, Music from the 50's & 60's, Traditional Dance Music, Disco, Country, Latin, and Standards.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Monday October 1, 2018
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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 - 8:30 PM
Job Search Strategies with Karen McKenna at Station

This positive, interactive program focuses on specific actions that job seekers can take to significantly improve the effectiveness of their job searches.  Numerous resources will be discussed.  Participants can evaluate and implement strategies that will work best for them.

Karen McKenna, Founder, CareerVisionary, LLC, career counselor and training specialist, has over 10 years of experience in corporate outplacement for Fortune 100 Companies.

Registration suggested beginning Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055, ext. 258 or register online.

LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room
There are 33 spaces available.

This positive, interactive program focuses on specific actions that job seekers can take to significantly improve the effectiveness of their job searches.  Numerous resources will be discussed.  Participants can evaluate and implement strategies that will work best for them.

Karen McKenna, Founder, CareerVisionary, LLC, career counselor and training specialist, has over 10 years of experience in corporate outplacement for Fortune 100 Companies.

Registration suggested beginning Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055, ext. 258 or register online.

LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

There are 33 spaces available.

Tuesday October 2, 2018
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3D Printing for Beginners!

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

CONTACT:  Adam Hinz  516-466-8055 ext.246  ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

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

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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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 October 2, 9, 16, 30 (no class on Oct. 23), November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4, 11 (no classes  Dec. 18 or 25).
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 October 2, 9, 16, 30 (no class on Oct. 23), November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4, 11 (no classes  Dec. 18 or 25).
For further information, please call the Reference Dept. at (516) 466-8055, ext. 302.
 
 
LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Mel Brooks: It's GOOD to Be The King! presented by John Kenrick

Mel Brooks, once a poor kid from Brooklyn, changed television and big-screen comedy forever with his irreverent, offensive brand of humor.

John Kenrick combines a passion for entertainment history with the practical know-how earned while working on stage productions at every level from amateur to Broadway.  John gives talks on theatre and film history, has appeared in numerous documentaries, and is the author of Musicals101.com, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Amateur Theatricals, and the textbook Musical Theatre: A History.

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

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

Mel Brooks, once a poor kid from Brooklyn, changed television and big-screen comedy forever with his irreverent, offensive brand of humor.

John Kenrick combines a passion for entertainment history with the practical know-how earned while working on stage productions at every level from amateur to Broadway.  John gives talks on theatre and film history, has appeared in numerous documentaries, and is the author of Musicals101.com, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Amateur Theatricals, and the textbook Musical Theatre: A History.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

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

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

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

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

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

LOCATION: Station Branch

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

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

LOCATION: Station Branch

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

DISOBEDIENCE

2017, 115 minutes, rated R

Director:  Sebastian Lelio

Cast:      Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, Alessandro Nivola

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

DISOBEDIENCE

2017, 115 minutes, rated R

Director:  Sebastian Lelio

Cast:      Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, Alessandro Nivola

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

Please call to register at ext. 232. 

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

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

Please call to register at ext. 232. 

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Thursday October 4, 2018
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Project Independence Social 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.

CONTACT:  Robin  516-869-7793  rtovelltoubal@jasa.org
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.

CONTACT:
  Robin
  516.869.7793
  rtovelltoubal@jasa.org

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming 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.

Screenings will be held on Thursdays, October 4, November 1, and December 6 at the Station Branch from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Station Branch

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.

Screenings will be held on Thursdays, October 4, November 1, and December 6 at the Station Branch from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Station Branch

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

DISOBEDIENCE

2017, 115 minutes, rated R

Director:  Sebastian Lelio

Cast:      Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, Alessandro Nivola

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

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

LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

DISOBEDIENCE

2017, 115 minutes, rated R

Director:  Sebastian Lelio

Cast:      Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, Alessandro Nivola

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

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

LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

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

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

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

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

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

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

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

CONTACT:  Sheila    
LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

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

CONTACT:
  Sheila
  
  

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

Friday October 5, 2018
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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.

CONTACT:  Robin    rtovelltoubal@jasa.org
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.

CONTACT:
  Robin
  
  rtovelltoubal@jasa.org

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

 
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3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Socrates Salon with Conversation Host Ron Gross

"OUR HABITS/OURSELVES"

What’s the most valuable habit you practice?  What roles do your habits play in your life?

Do you know how to make or break a habit?  What are the downsides of habits?

What new habit would you like to adopt?

Come share your life experiences, knowledge, and wisdom about topics that matter, as we move from small talk to Big Talk. Everyone speaks and everyone listens, because all of us are wiser than any of us.  Topics announced in advance on flip chart at the Information Desk. No registration required. To receive further information about this session and ensuing ones, please send an e-mail to Ron Gross at grossassoc@aol.com

No registration required.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

"OUR HABITS/OURSELVES"

What’s the most valuable habit you practice?  What roles do your habits play in your life?

Do you know how to make or break a habit?  What are the downsides of habits?

What new habit would you like to adopt?

Come share your life experiences, knowledge, and wisdom about topics that matter, as we move from small talk to Big Talk. Everyone speaks and everyone listens, because all of us are wiser than any of us.  Topics announced in advance on flip chart at the Information Desk. No registration required. To receive further information about this session and ensuing ones, please send an e-mail to Ron Gross at grossassoc@aol.com

No registration required.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Saturday October 6, 2018
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Performance Poets Readings at Station
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.

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.

LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

Sunday October 7, 2018
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Alexander Wu Trio
Return to Camelot : Music of the Kennedy White House

Arranged by the Music Advisory Committee

RETURN TO CAMELOT: 

MUSIC FROM THE KENNEDY WHITE HOUSE CONCERTS 1961-1963
Bela Horvath, violin   Sonna Kim, viola/cello
Alexander Wu, piano & arranger
 
Celebrating the recent John F. Kennedy centennial in 2017-2018, pianist and arranger Alexander Wu and his piano trio invite you to explore and enjoy Return to Camelot as the chamber group recreates the iconic music and the greatest artists heard at the White House Concerts during President Kennedy’s administration from 1961-1963. JFK and the First Lady, Jacqueline, made major contributions to the performing arts that would later establish the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. Music of Aaron Copland, Tony Bennett, Leonard Bernstein, Dave Brubeck, Pablo Casals, George Gershwin, Mahalia Jackson, Felix Mendelssohn and more.
 
Performances - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Mannes College of Music-The New School, Interchurch Center, Riverside Church, Plainview-Old Bethpage, East Meadow, Elmont, Hewlett-Woodmere, Manhasset, Montauk, Westhampton, North Shore, Islip & Peninsula Libraries.
 
The Great Neck Library Music Advisory Committee, now in its 48th year, is co-chaired by founding member Gabe Chieco and Michele Ganz, and includes members Mary Dehn and Estelle Pace. This all volunteer committee of Great Neck residents represents a wide range of musical experience and performance.

           

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

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

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

Arranged by the Music Advisory Committee

RETURN TO CAMELOT: 

MUSIC FROM THE KENNEDY WHITE HOUSE CONCERTS 1961-1963
Bela Horvath, violin   Sonna Kim, viola/cello
Alexander Wu, piano & arranger
 
Celebrating the recent John F. Kennedy centennial in 2017-2018, pianist and arranger Alexander Wu and his piano trio invite you to explore and enjoy Return to Camelot as the chamber group recreates the iconic music and the greatest artists heard at the White House Concerts during President Kennedy’s administration from 1961-1963. JFK and the First Lady, Jacqueline, made major contributions to the performing arts that would later establish the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. Music of Aaron Copland, Tony Bennett, Leonard Bernstein, Dave Brubeck, Pablo Casals, George Gershwin, Mahalia Jackson, Felix Mendelssohn and more.
 
Performances - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Mannes College of Music-The New School, Interchurch Center, Riverside Church, Plainview-Old Bethpage, East Meadow, Elmont, Hewlett-Woodmere, Manhasset, Montauk, Westhampton, North Shore, Islip & Peninsula Libraries.
 
The Great Neck Library Music Advisory Committee, now in its 48th year, is co-chaired by founding member Gabe Chieco and Michele Ganz, and includes members Mary Dehn and Estelle Pace. This all volunteer committee of Great Neck residents represents a wide range of musical experience and performance.

           

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Monday October 8, 2018
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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

Tuesday October 9, 2018
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3D Printing for Beginners!

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

 
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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 October 2, 9, 16, 30 (no class on Oct. 23), November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4, 11 (no classes  Dec. 18 or 25).
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 October 2, 9, 16, 30 (no class on Oct. 23), November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4, 11 (no classes  Dec. 18 or 25).
For further information, please call the Reference Dept. at (516) 466-8055, ext. 302.
 
 
LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Opera Screening of Andrea Chénier
hosted and commentary by Gabe Chieco

A stunning performance Taped Live at Milan’s La Scala Opera House

Performed by Soprano Anna Netrebko

with English Subtitles

Andrea Chénier is a verismo opera in four acts by composer Umberto Giordano, set to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica, and first performed on 28 March 1896 at La Scala, Milan.

France is on the brink of revolution as servants have become fed up with the nobility. While at a party hosted by the Countess de Coigny, the servant Carlo Gerard has reached his breaking point and he interrupts the party with other servants who force the people to leave the party. Andrea Chenier, a poet, has attended this party and has been outspoken about how he dislikes the riches treatment of the poor, and he leaves with the servants …… and the story unfolds.

With its intense themes of love, and revolution and Giordano’s wondrous score Andrea Chénier has long been one of opera’s most beloved pieces.

Gabe Chieco is a founding and current member of the Library's Music Advisory Committee.  He also has hosted many screenings and programs on opera and ballet throughout the years.

               

Soprano Anna Netrebko

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

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

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

A stunning performance Taped Live at Milan’s La Scala Opera House

Performed by Soprano Anna Netrebko

with English Subtitles

Andrea Chénier is a verismo opera in four acts by composer Umberto Giordano, set to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica, and first performed on 28 March 1896 at La Scala, Milan.

France is on the brink of revolution as servants have become fed up with the nobility. While at a party hosted by the Countess de Coigny, the servant Carlo Gerard has reached his breaking point and he interrupts the party with other servants who force the people to leave the party. Andrea Chenier, a poet, has attended this party and has been outspoken about how he dislikes the riches treatment of the poor, and he leaves with the servants …… and the story unfolds.

With its intense themes of love, and revolution and Giordano’s wondrous score Andrea Chénier has long been one of opera’s most beloved pieces.

Gabe Chieco is a founding and current member of the Library's Music Advisory Committee.  He also has hosted many screenings and programs on opera and ballet throughout the years.

               

Soprano Anna Netrebko

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Great Decisions facilitated by Rhoda Plotkin

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

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

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

Sessions will continue on September 11, October 9, and November 13, 2018.

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

October 9 Topic:  South Africa's Fragile Democracy

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

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.

Sessions will continue on September 11, October 9, and November 13, 2018.

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

October 9 Topic:  South Africa's Fragile Democracy

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

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

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

LOCATION: Station Branch

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

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

LOCATION: Station Branch

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

TULLY              

 2018,  96 minutes, rated R         

Director:    Jason Reitman

Cast:         Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass


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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

TULLY              

 2018,  96 minutes, rated R         

Director:    Jason Reitman

Cast:         Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass


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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

Please call to register at ext. 232. 

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

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

Please call to register at ext. 232. 

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Moolah Doula with Joanne Leffeld

Joanne Leffeld likens her role to helping people give birth to a healthier relationship with their money.   The idea behind her “moolah doula” is that a person who can accept and understand the current state of their finances can more easily move forward in a better direction.  Leffeld began her career as a certified financial planner in the 1980s.

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

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

Joanne Leffeld likens her role to helping people give birth to a healthier relationship with their money.   The idea behind her “moolah doula” is that a person who can accept and understand the current state of their finances can more easily move forward in a better direction.  Leffeld began her career as a certified financial planner in the 1980s.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Thursday October 11, 2018
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Project Independence Social 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.

CONTACT:  Robin  516-869-7793  rtovelltoubal@jasa.org
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.

CONTACT:
  Robin
  516.869.7793
  rtovelltoubal@jasa.org

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
On Health & Healing: What's your Gut have to do with it? with Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh

Join librarian Mimi Rabizadeh as she discusses the latest research in medicine on keeping the "Gut" healthy and the role your gut plays in keeping the brain, immune system, and the entire body healthy.

Registration strongly suggested beginning Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055 exts. 218/219 or register online.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
There are 23 spaces available.

Join librarian Mimi Rabizadeh as she discusses the latest research in medicine on keeping the "Gut" healthy and the role your gut plays in keeping the brain, immune system, and the entire body healthy.

Registration strongly suggested beginning Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055 exts. 218/219 or register online.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

There are 23 spaces available.

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

TULLY             

 2018,  96 minutes, rated R        

Director:    Jason Reitman

Cast:         Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass


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

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

LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

TULLY             

 2018,  96 minutes, rated R        

Director:    Jason Reitman

Cast:         Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass


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

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

LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

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

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

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

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

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
GRE Math Prep

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Getting ready to take the GRE? Thinking about graduate school? Join us for this GRE review session in which will cover content review and strategies for the Quantitative Review section of the GRE. Registration required.

CONTACT:  Adam Hinz  516-466-8055 ext.246  ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room
There are 14 spaces available.

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Getting ready to take the GRE? Thinking about graduate school? Join us for this GRE review session in which will cover content review and strategies for the Quantitative Review section of the GRE. Registration required.

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

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

There are 14 spaces available.

Friday October 12, 2018
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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.

CONTACT:  Robin    rtovelltoubal@jasa.org
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.

CONTACT:
  Robin
  
  rtovelltoubal@jasa.org

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

Saturday October 13, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tai Chi with Joseph Panico

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

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

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.   In-person registration only begins Monday, September 17 for Great Neck residents.   Non-resident registration begins Monday, September 24.  (Check, cash or money order made payable to "Great Neck Library").                    

Series runs October 13, 20, 27, Nov, 3, 10, 17 Dec 1 and 8

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.   In-person registration only begins Monday, September 17 for Great Neck residents.   Non-resident registration begins Monday, September 24.  (Check, cash or money order made payable to "Great Neck Library").                    

Series runs October 13, 20, 27, Nov, 3, 10, 17 Dec 1 and 8

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Sunday October 14, 2018
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Morrie Louden Jazz Duo

Upright bassist/singer, composer  Morrie Louden will perform jazz standards with swing and Latin rhythms. Morrie will be accompanied by pianist Mike Eckroth.

Morrie Louden performs all over NY and elsewhere as a bandleader.  He has developed different and unique ways of tapping rhythms on his bass while simultaneously playing bass lines and singing - a challenging technique that he has innovated over the years...When he was 12, he began to play the electric bass. A year later he added formal acoustic bass and piano studies. By age 14, band leaders of some of the best Bay area groups, where he was born, were hiring him to play.  Morrie toured the world for many years with pop icons: Engelbert Humperdinck, Barbra Streisand, The 5th Dimension, and Paul Anka, to name just a few. These experiences led to performing with The New York Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, and the London Symphony Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall.

 

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

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

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

Upright bassist/singer, composer  Morrie Louden will perform jazz standards with swing and Latin rhythms. Morrie will be accompanied by pianist Mike Eckroth.

Morrie Louden performs all over NY and elsewhere as a bandleader.  He has developed different and unique ways of tapping rhythms on his bass while simultaneously playing bass lines and singing - a challenging technique that he has innovated over the years...When he was 12, he began to play the electric bass. A year later he added formal acoustic bass and piano studies. By age 14, band leaders of some of the best Bay area groups, where he was born, were hiring him to play.  Morrie toured the world for many years with pop icons: Engelbert Humperdinck, Barbra Streisand, The 5th Dimension, and Paul Anka, to name just a few. These experiences led to performing with The New York Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, and the London Symphony Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall.

 

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Monday October 15, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein

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

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

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

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

Classes:  Oct. 15, 22, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26, Dec. 3, 10 (skip Oct. 29)

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

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

Classes:  Oct. 15, 22, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26, Dec. 3, 10 (skip Oct. 29)

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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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author Laurie Rubin-Haber
Raising Ross: It's All About the Love for Our Autistic Son

Meet author Laurie Rubin-Haber.  Her story, Raising Ross redefines the more traditional depiction of autism through its deeply personal revelations.  From her recollections of her son Ross’s earliest years on through to his young adulthood, Laurie Rubin-Haber creates a road map for parents that is complete with detours, alternative routes, and rest stops to aid them on their own journeys. This story offers hope and encouragement to families raising a child with special needs.

                             

Books will be available for purchase and signing at the presentation.

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

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

Meet author Laurie Rubin-Haber.  Her story, Raising Ross redefines the more traditional depiction of autism through its deeply personal revelations.  From her recollections of her son Ross’s earliest years on through to his young adulthood, Laurie Rubin-Haber creates a road map for parents that is complete with detours, alternative routes, and rest stops to aid them on their own journeys. This story offers hope and encouragement to families raising a child with special needs.

                             

Books will be available for purchase and signing at the presentation.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday October 16, 2018
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3D Printing for Beginners!

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

 
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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 October 2, 9, 16, 30 (no class on Oct. 23), November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4, 11 (no classes  Dec. 18 or 25).
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 October 2, 9, 16, 30 (no class on Oct. 23), November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4, 11 (no classes  Dec. 18 or 25).
For further information, please call the Reference Dept. at (516) 466-8055, ext. 302.
 
 
LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Leaving Memel - Refugees from the Reich
a Film Documentary by Fred Finkelstein
Leaving Memel - Refugees from the Reich is a 42 min. personal memoir set against the backdrop of the Holocaust and WWII.
 
Our story begins with the birth of my great-grandfather, Moses Golden, born in 1852. It follows his early life in both Ireland and in Lithuania, his marriage, and the birth of his 8 children, one of whom was my grandmother, Judith Golden Fleischmann. 
 
Their lives in Lithuania came to an abrupt end when they took leave in 1939 and came to Indianapolis, Indiana and eventually New York.
 
By the film’s end we see what has unfolded here in America and how recent events can so easily reopen the wounds of the past. . . https://vimeo.com/256360106/2c142b998f

Q&A after film screening

Fred Finkelstein began working in video production in 1972 at the Port Washington Public Library on Long Island, while also teaching video in the Port Washington Public Schools. He also taught in an arts-funded program through the South Carolina Arts Commission, and at a number of schools in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Fred began a freelance career producing documentaries on such diverse subjects as whisky moonshine and psoriasis. My Skin’s on Fire - Living with Psoriasis, was the first film to focus on the impact of this disease and was screened on five continents.  And his companion piece, I’m Just Like You - Children with Psoriasis was broadcast on more than 70 PBS stations nationwide. 

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
There are many spaces available.
Leaving Memel - Refugees from the Reich is a 42 min. personal memoir set against the backdrop of the Holocaust and WWII.
 
Our story begins with the birth of my great-grandfather, Moses Golden, born in 1852. It follows his early life in both Ireland and in Lithuania, his marriage, and the birth of his 8 children, one of whom was my grandmother, Judith Golden Fleischmann. 
 
Their lives in Lithuania came to an abrupt end when they took leave in 1939 and came to Indianapolis, Indiana and eventually New York.
 
By the film’s end we see what has unfolded here in America and how recent events can so easily reopen the wounds of the past. . . https://vimeo.com/256360106/2c142b998f

Q&A after film screening

Fred Finkelstein began working in video production in 1972 at the Port Washington Public Library on Long Island, while also teaching video in the Port Washington Public Schools. He also taught in an arts-funded program through the South Carolina Arts Commission, and at a number of schools in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Fred began a freelance career producing documentaries on such diverse subjects as whisky moonshine and psoriasis. My Skin’s on Fire - Living with Psoriasis, was the first film to focus on the impact of this disease and was screened on five continents.  And his companion piece, I’m Just Like You - Children with Psoriasis was broadcast on more than 70 PBS stations nationwide. 

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

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

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

          WELLNESS

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
There are 24 spaces available.

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

          WELLNESS

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

There are 24 spaces available.

Wednesday October 17, 2018
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9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Genealogy Workshop

Interested in learning about how to research your genealogy online? Join us for a special hands-on learning experience! We will be using library databses and other websites to teach you how to find out all about your family's history. Registrants must already have an email address, and be comfortable with basic internet searching.

Limited registration begins Wednesday 10/10 at 10:00am.  Register online or at 516-466-8055 x273

CONTACT:  Sheila    
LOCATION: Parkville Reference area
Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 10:00 PM     

Interested in learning about how to research your genealogy online? Join us for a special hands-on learning experience! We will be using library databses and other websites to teach you how to find out all about your family's history. Registrants must already have an email address, and be comfortable with basic internet searching.

Limited registration begins Wednesday 10/10 at 10:00am.  Register online or at 516-466-8055 x273

CONTACT:
  Sheila
  
  

LOCATION: Parkville Reference area

Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 10:00 PM     

 
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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chess at Main

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

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

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

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

LOCATION: Station Branch

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

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

LOCATION: Station Branch

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

THE DEATH OF STALIN

2018, 107 minutes, rated R

Director:  Armando Iannucci

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

THE DEATH OF STALIN

2018, 107 minutes, rated R

Director:  Armando Iannucci

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

Please call to register at ext. 232. 

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

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

Please call to register at ext. 232. 

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

 
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7:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Mindfulness Meditation facilitated by Carolyn Carpentiere

Our busy lives pull us in many directions. Taking time to be still, present, and focused has many benefits. Meditation is a practice that strengthens our focus and attention, as well as releases stress to stay healthy.

Open to all skill levels. Please bring a mat or use our chairs.

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

Register by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 beginning Monday, September 17 or register online.

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

Our busy lives pull us in many directions. Taking time to be still, present, and focused has many benefits. Meditation is a practice that strengthens our focus and attention, as well as releases stress to stay healthy.

Open to all skill levels. Please bring a mat or use our chairs.

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

Register by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 beginning Monday, September 17 or register online.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Thursday October 18, 2018
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Chair Yoga Workshop with Carolyn Carpentiere

CHAIR YOGA: Healing Yoga for Osteoporosis, Chronic Pain and Stress Relief

Now everyone can enjoy the widely known benefits of yoga. No need to get on the floor, it is all done with the support of a chair. This Therapeutic Yoga practice helps in developing the awareness to relax chronically stressed and shortened muscles and to strengthen overstretched weak muscles. The class will help you to recognize good alignment and muscle imbalances so you can work to restore the natural curves of a healthy and supportive spine. It also incorporates gentle weight bearing exercises to ensure muscle and bone health.

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

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

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

CHAIR YOGA: Healing Yoga for Osteoporosis, Chronic Pain and Stress Relief

Now everyone can enjoy the widely known benefits of yoga. No need to get on the floor, it is all done with the support of a chair. This Therapeutic Yoga practice helps in developing the awareness to relax chronically stressed and shortened muscles and to strengthen overstretched weak muscles. The class will help you to recognize good alignment and muscle imbalances so you can work to restore the natural curves of a healthy and supportive spine. It also incorporates gentle weight bearing exercises to ensure muscle and bone health.

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

 
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Project Independence Social 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.

CONTACT:  Robin  516-869-7793  rtovelltoubal@jasa.org
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.

CONTACT:
  Robin
  516.869.7793
  rtovelltoubal@jasa.org

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

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

THE DEATH OF STALIN

2018, 107 minutes, rated R

Director:  Armando Iannucci

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

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

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

LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

THE DEATH OF STALIN

2018, 107 minutes, rated R

Director:  Armando Iannucci

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

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

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

LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

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

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

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

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

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

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

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

CONTACT:  Sheila    
LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

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

CONTACT:
  Sheila
  
  

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Friday October 19, 2018
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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.

CONTACT:  Robin    rtovelltoubal@jasa.org
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.

CONTACT:
  Robin
  
  rtovelltoubal@jasa.org

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Writer Within facilitated by Lynda Aron

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

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

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
There are 24 spaces available.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

There are 24 spaces available.

Saturday October 20, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tai Chi with Joseph Panico

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

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

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Monday, September 17 for Great Neck residents.   Non-resident registration begins Monday, September 24.  (Check, cash or money order made payable to "Great Neck Library").                    

Series runs October 13, 20, 27, Nov, 3, 10, 17 Dec 1 and 8

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Monday, September 17 for Great Neck residents.   Non-resident registration begins Monday, September 24.  (Check, cash or money order made payable to "Great Neck Library").                    

Series runs October 13, 20, 27, Nov, 3, 10, 17 Dec 1 and 8

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
New Beginning 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 October 21, 2018
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Great Neck Historical Society presents Author Talk: Great Gatsby - Great Neck or Westport, CT?

Author Talk with Richard Webb - Boats Against the Current: The Honeymoon Summer of Scott and Zelda.

Documentary: “Gatsby in Connecticut: The Untold Story” - filmmakers Robert Steven Williams and Richard Webb

F. Scott Fitzgerald honeymooned in Westport, and later moved to Great Neck. Great Neck has historically been the assumed setting for Gatsby’s mansion in West Egg and Port Washington, or East Egg the location of Daisy’s house.  Now, historians Richard Webb and Robert Steven Williams are suggesting that Westport, CT had the major influence on the writing of The Great Gatsby.

A new book, Boats Against the Current, written by Webb, accompanies a not-quite-released documentary produced by Webb and Williams.

Author and historian Richard “Deej” Webb grew up Westport in the shadow of what was often referred to by the couple afterward as “the gray house,” and may well be the inspiration for Nick Carroway’s cottage in Fitzgerald’s masterpiece, The Great Gatsby. In fact, according to current research, Westport itself had a much greater influence on the novel than its neighbors across Long Island Sound, as presented by Webb in BOATS AGAINST THE CURRENT: The Honeymoon Summer of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.

RICHARD “DEEJ” WEBB is an author, documentary filmmaker and historian. A graduate of Vanderbilt University, he is a multiple award-winning educator who has taught at the high school and university level for more than 25 years. A featured presenter in the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Prohibition documentary Connecticut Goes Dry, Webb is co-creator and co-producer, along with Robert Williams, of Gatsby in Connecticut, an F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald documentary that is a companion piece to Boats Against the Current. Considered a local authority on Westport history, he is a consultant to the local historical society and has given talks throughout Fairfield County about the Fitzgeralds’ time in Westport.

Come hear the author and filmmakers discuss their research.  See parts of the documentary in this first Long Island showing.  Decide for yourself.  This book has received a tremendous amount of interest in the New York Times, as well as local papers both on Long Island and in Connecticut.  This will be their first Long Island book talk - bound to be a controversial afternoon.

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

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

       

                                                                        Author and Historian Richard Webb

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

Author Talk with Richard Webb - Boats Against the Current: The Honeymoon Summer of Scott and Zelda.

Documentary: “Gatsby in Connecticut: The Untold Story” - filmmakers Robert Steven Williams and Richard Webb

F. Scott Fitzgerald honeymooned in Westport, and later moved to Great Neck. Great Neck has historically been the assumed setting for Gatsby’s mansion in West Egg and Port Washington, or East Egg the location of Daisy’s house.  Now, historians Richard Webb and Robert Steven Williams are suggesting that Westport, CT had the major influence on the writing of The Great Gatsby.

A new book, Boats Against the Current, written by Webb, accompanies a not-quite-released documentary produced by Webb and Williams.

Author and historian Richard “Deej” Webb grew up Westport in the shadow of what was often referred to by the couple afterward as “the gray house,” and may well be the inspiration for Nick Carroway’s cottage in Fitzgerald’s masterpiece, The Great Gatsby. In fact, according to current research, Westport itself had a much greater influence on the novel than its neighbors across Long Island Sound, as presented by Webb in BOATS AGAINST THE CURRENT: The Honeymoon Summer of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.

RICHARD “DEEJ” WEBB is an author, documentary filmmaker and historian. A graduate of Vanderbilt University, he is a multiple award-winning educator who has taught at the high school and university level for more than 25 years. A featured presenter in the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Prohibition documentary Connecticut Goes Dry, Webb is co-creator and co-producer, along with Robert Williams, of Gatsby in Connecticut, an F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald documentary that is a companion piece to Boats Against the Current. Considered a local authority on Westport history, he is a consultant to the local historical society and has given talks throughout Fairfield County about the Fitzgeralds’ time in Westport.

Come hear the author and filmmakers discuss their research.  See parts of the documentary in this first Long Island showing.  Decide for yourself.  This book has received a tremendous amount of interest in the New York Times, as well as local papers both on Long Island and in Connecticut.  This will be their first Long Island book talk - bound to be a controversial afternoon.

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

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

       

                                                                        Author and Historian Richard Webb

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Monday October 22, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein

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

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

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

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

Classes:  Oct. 15, 22, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26, Dec. 3, 10 (skip Oct. 29)

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

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

Classes:  Oct. 15, 22, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26, Dec. 3, 10 (skip Oct. 29)

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

Tuesday October 23, 2018
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3D Printing for Beginners!

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Golden Age of the American Musical presented by Jack Schnur

Enjoy video clips with performances by original cast members of musicals including "Oklahoma," "A Chorus Line, " "Carousel," South Pacific," Fiddler on the Roof," "The Music Man" and more. Clips include commentary by Rodgers & Hammerstein and Stephen Sondheim.

Jack Schnur was a videotape editor for CBS for 30 years and creates his own multimedia programs.

           

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

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

Enjoy video clips with performances by original cast members of musicals including "Oklahoma," "A Chorus Line, " "Carousel," South Pacific," Fiddler on the Roof," "The Music Man" and more. Clips include commentary by Rodgers & Hammerstein and Stephen Sondheim.

Jack Schnur was a videotape editor for CBS for 30 years and creates his own multimedia programs.

           

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

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

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

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

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

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

LOCATION: Station Branch

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

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

LOCATION: Station Branch

 
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2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday Film Matinee

THE MEASURE OF A MAN

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

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

Director:  Stephane Brize

Cast:      Vincent London

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

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

 

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

THE MEASURE OF A MAN

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

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

Director:  Stephane Brize

Cast:      Vincent London

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

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

 

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

Please call to register at ext. 232. 

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

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

Please call to register at ext. 232. 

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

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

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

A Great American Reads Selection

Obsessed with discovering the cause of generation and life, science student Vinctor Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts but; upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror at the creature's hideousness.

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

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

A Great American Reads Selection

Obsessed with discovering the cause of generation and life, science student Vinctor Frankenstein assembles a human being from stolen body parts but; upon bringing it to life, he recoils in horror at the creature's hideousness.

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 October 25, 2018
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Project Independence Social 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.

CONTACT:  Robin  516-869-7793  rtovelltoubal@jasa.org
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.

CONTACT:
  Robin
  516.869.7793
  rtovelltoubal@jasa.org

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

 
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1:30 PM
Parkville Book Club

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

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

THE MEASURE OF A MAN

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

Director:  Stephane Brize

Cast:      Vincent London

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

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

LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

THE MEASURE OF A MAN

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

Director:  Stephane Brize

Cast:      Vincent London

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

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

LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

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

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

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

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

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

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

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

CONTACT:  Sheila    
LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

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

CONTACT:
  Sheila
  
  

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

Friday October 26, 2018
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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.

CONTACT:  Robin    rtovelltoubal@jasa.org
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.

CONTACT:
  Robin
  
  rtovelltoubal@jasa.org

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

Saturday October 27, 2018
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10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
AARP Driver Safety Class

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

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

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

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

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

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tai Chi with Joseph Panico

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

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

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.   In-person registration only beginning Monday, September 17.   (Check, cash or money order made payable to "Great Neck Library").                    

Series runs October 13, 20, 27, Nov, 3, 10, 17 Dec 1 and 8

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.   In-person registration only beginning Monday, September 17.   (Check, cash or money order made payable to "Great Neck Library").                    

Series runs October 13, 20, 27, Nov, 3, 10, 17 Dec 1 and 8

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Sunday October 28, 2018
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Assemblyman Anthony D'Urso

Join Assemblyman Anthony D'Urso when he speaks about his connection to a Jewish family that his family helped to hide during the Holocaust. 

On the eve of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Jan. 26, 2018 Assemblyman Anthony D’Urso traveled to a small synagogue in Naples, Italy, where he was reunited with the descendants of the Jewish family who he helped hide from the Nazis as a little boy. The D’Urso family protected the large Ascarelli family in their hometown of Formia, Italy, halfway between Naples and Rome, in 1944. While he was just a young child, the future assemblyman was responsible for acting as a lookout and calling out to his mother when German soldiers approached.

Since 1988, D’Urso has been trying to locate the family, hoping that his parents would be recognized as “Righteous Among the Nations” by the State of Israel and Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust memorial. D’Urso, with the help of Michael Weinstock, an attorney from Great Neck, found the proof he needed – a diary located in the National Archives of Italy.

“I’m blessed because the diary that’s been found allows me to finally spread the word about my father’s heroism,” D’Urso said. “And I’m doubly blessed to spend time with so many people who are alive today, in part, because (my father,) a farmer who couldn’t read or write knew what was right and what was wrong.”

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

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

Join Assemblyman Anthony D'Urso when he speaks about his connection to a Jewish family that his family helped to hide during the Holocaust. 

On the eve of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Jan. 26, 2018 Assemblyman Anthony D’Urso traveled to a small synagogue in Naples, Italy, where he was reunited with the descendants of the Jewish family who he helped hide from the Nazis as a little boy. The D’Urso family protected the large Ascarelli family in their hometown of Formia, Italy, halfway between Naples and Rome, in 1944. While he was just a young child, the future assemblyman was responsible for acting as a lookout and calling out to his mother when German soldiers approached.

Since 1988, D’Urso has been trying to locate the family, hoping that his parents would be recognized as “Righteous Among the Nations” by the State of Israel and Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust memorial. D’Urso, with the help of Michael Weinstock, an attorney from Great Neck, found the proof he needed – a diary located in the National Archives of Italy.

“I’m blessed because the diary that’s been found allows me to finally spread the word about my father’s heroism,” D’Urso said. “And I’m doubly blessed to spend time with so many people who are alive today, in part, because (my father,) a farmer who couldn’t read or write knew what was right and what was wrong.”

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday October 30, 2018
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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 October 2, 9, 16, 30 (no class on Oct. 23), November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4, 11 (no classes  Dec. 18 or 25).
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 October 2, 9, 16, 30 (no class on Oct. 23), November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4, 11 (no classes  Dec. 18 or 25).
For further information, please call the Reference Dept. at (516) 466-8055, ext. 302.
 
 
LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Film Historian Max Alvarez presents 'Alfred Hitchcock: Behind the Curtain of Suspense

Join film historian Max Alvarez for this suspense-laden program (including film scenes and rare archival materials) of Hitchcock’s life and career, where behind-the-scenes production details and secrets are entertainingly revealed.

Legendary master of screen tension Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980) shocked, thrilled, amused, and delighted, movie and TV viewers throughout his half-century directing career.  The meticulous planning that went into a Hitchcock film resulted in suspense works – among them 'Shadow of a Doubt', 'Notorious', 'To Catch a Thief', 'Vertigo', 'North by Northwest, and 'Psycho' – which continue to grip audiences in the 21st century.

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

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

Join film historian Max Alvarez for this suspense-laden program (including film scenes and rare archival materials) of Hitchcock’s life and career, where behind-the-scenes production details and secrets are entertainingly revealed.

Legendary master of screen tension Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980) shocked, thrilled, amused, and delighted, movie and TV viewers throughout his half-century directing career.  The meticulous planning that went into a Hitchcock film resulted in suspense works – among them 'Shadow of a Doubt', 'Notorious', 'To Catch a Thief', 'Vertigo', 'North by Northwest, and 'Psycho' – which continue to grip audiences in the 21st century.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

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

West Egg Book Club

October Title: Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

This rhapsodic tribute to a bygone era conjures up mesmerizing images of 1930s New York.  Two worlds collide on New Year's Eve 1937, and three lives will never be the same.  For Katey Kontent and Eve Ross, two working gals out on the town, a chance encounter with patrician banker Tinker Grey sets into motion a series of events causing far-reaching consequences.  As Towles explores the seemingly random ways in which both choice and chance can impact the future, Katey, Eve, and Tinker each face a dark night of the soul, during which fates are twisted, reshaped, and realigned.  Discerning readers will draw parallels between Towles and the ominously ironic Edith Wharton while relishing the fact that the snappy dialogue and descriptive prose are wrapped in a compelling narrative. (Booklist Reviews)

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

October Title: Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

This rhapsodic tribute to a bygone era conjures up mesmerizing images of 1930s New York.  Two worlds collide on New Year's Eve 1937, and three lives will never be the same.  For Katey Kontent and Eve Ross, two working gals out on the town, a chance encounter with patrician banker Tinker Grey sets into motion a series of events causing far-reaching consequences.  As Towles explores the seemingly random ways in which both choice and chance can impact the future, Katey, Eve, and Tinker each face a dark night of the soul, during which fates are twisted, reshaped, and realigned.  Discerning readers will draw parallels between Towles and the ominously ironic Edith Wharton while relishing the fact that the snappy dialogue and descriptive prose are wrapped in a compelling narrative. (Booklist Reviews)

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

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

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

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

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

LOCATION: Station Branch

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

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

LOCATION: Station Branch

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

FINDING YOUR FEET

2017, 111 minutes, PG-13

Director:  Richard Loncraine

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

FINDING YOUR FEET

2017, 111 minutes, PG-13

Director:  Richard Loncraine

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

Please call to register at ext. 232. 

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

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

Please call to register at ext. 232. 

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

Thursday November 1, 2018
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Project Independence Social 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.

CONTACT:  Robin  516-869-7793  rtovelltoubal@jasa.org
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.

CONTACT:
  Robin
  516.869.7793
  rtovelltoubal@jasa.org

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming 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.

Screenings will be held on Thursdays, October 4, November 1, and December 6 at the Station Branch from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Station Branch

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.

Screenings will be held on Thursdays, October 4, November 1, and December 6 at the Station Branch from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Station Branch

 
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1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Parkville Book Club Films

HIDDEN FIGURES

2016, 127 minutes, rated PG

Director:   Theodore Melfi

Cast:        Taraji P. Hensen, Ocatvia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costmer, Kirsten Dunst

Synopsis:  As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.

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

HIDDEN FIGURES

2016, 127 minutes, rated PG

Director:   Theodore Melfi

Cast:        Taraji P. Hensen, Ocatvia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costmer, Kirsten Dunst

Synopsis:  As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.

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

FINDING YOUR FEET


2017, 111 minutes, PG-13

Director:  Richard Loncraine

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


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

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

 

LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

FINDING YOUR FEET


2017, 111 minutes, PG-13

Director:  Richard Loncraine

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


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

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

 

LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

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

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

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

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

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

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

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

CONTACT:  Sheila    
LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

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

CONTACT:
  Sheila
  
  

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room