Tuesday April 23, 2019
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
GNL Tech Squad!

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

No registration, First come, first served.

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

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

No registration, First come, first served.

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

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Flutes of the World with Tereasa Payne

The first flute was heard 43,000 years ago. Our ancestors went on to create flutes throughout history, across cultures and continents—in every imaginable shape and size. Tereasa Payne invites audiences to explore how flutes are used around the world to communicate, connect and create a sense of belonging. In this dynamic interactive program you can see your world through fresh ears.

 

Tereasa Payne is a NYC flutist/world flutist/woodwinds specialist, and has performed her “Flutes of the World” concert throughout the country. Tereasa performs in the orchestra of "The Lion King" where she plays 13 flutes.  She has appeared playing panflute with Kygo on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” and as an orchestra member on NBC’s “Smash.” She also is on the teaching faculty at Third Street Music School and Bloomingdales School of Music.

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

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

The first flute was heard 43,000 years ago. Our ancestors went on to create flutes throughout history, across cultures and continents—in every imaginable shape and size. Tereasa Payne invites audiences to explore how flutes are used around the world to communicate, connect and create a sense of belonging. In this dynamic interactive program you can see your world through fresh ears.

 

Tereasa Payne is a NYC flutist/world flutist/woodwinds specialist, and has performed her “Flutes of the World” concert throughout the country. Tereasa performs in the orchestra of "The Lion King" where she plays 13 flutes.  She has appeared playing panflute with Kygo on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” and as an orchestra member on NBC’s “Smash.” She also is on the teaching faculty at Third Street Music School and Bloomingdales School of Music.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday April 24, 2019
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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chess at Main

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

 
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Scrabble

Enjoy a game of Scrabble with new friends at the Station Branch!  All levels welcome.

LOCATION: Station Branch Small Room

Enjoy a game of Scrabble with new friends at the Station Branch!  All levels welcome.

LOCATION: Station Branch Small Room

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

CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?

2018, 106 minutes, rated R

Director:  Marielle Heller

Cast:       Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Jane Curtin, Stephen Spinella

Synopsis:  Lee Israel made her living in the '70s and '80s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder, and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack. An adaptation of the memoir, the true story of a bestselling celebrity biographer.

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

CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?

2018, 106 minutes, rated R

Director:  Marielle Heller

Cast:       Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Jane Curtin, Stephen Spinella

Synopsis:  Lee Israel made her living in the '70s and '80s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder, and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack. An adaptation of the memoir, the true story of a bestselling celebrity biographer.

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 April 25, 2019
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Project Independence Social Discussion Group

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

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

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

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

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

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

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LOCATION: Reference Area

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

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LOCATION: Reference Area

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Parkville Pageturners

April 25, 2019

Last Days of Night by Graham Moore

A thrilling novel based on actual events, about the nature of genius, the cost of ambition, and the battle to electrify America.

Image result for last days of nightNew York, 1888. The miracle of electric light is in its infancy. Thomas Edison has won the race to the patent office and is suing his only remaining rival, George Westinghouse, for the unheard of sum of one billion dollars. To defend himself, Westinghouse makes a surprising choice in his attorney: He hires an untested twenty-six-year-old fresh out of Columbia Law School named Paul Cravath.

The task facing Cravath is beyond daunting. Edison proves to be a formidable, wily, and dangerous opponent. Yet this young, unknown attorney shares with his famous opponent a compulsion to win at all costs. How will he do it? As he takes greater and greater risks, he’ll find that everyone in his path is playing their own game, and no one is quite who they seem.

 

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

April 25, 2019

Last Days of Night by Graham Moore

A thrilling novel based on actual events, about the nature of genius, the cost of ambition, and the battle to electrify America.

Image result for last days of nightNew York, 1888. The miracle of electric light is in its infancy. Thomas Edison has won the race to the patent office and is suing his only remaining rival, George Westinghouse, for the unheard of sum of one billion dollars. To defend himself, Westinghouse makes a surprising choice in his attorney: He hires an untested twenty-six-year-old fresh out of Columbia Law School named Paul Cravath.

The task facing Cravath is beyond daunting. Edison proves to be a formidable, wily, and dangerous opponent. Yet this young, unknown attorney shares with his famous opponent a compulsion to win at all costs. How will he do it? As he takes greater and greater risks, he’ll find that everyone in his path is playing their own game, and no one is quite who they seem.

 

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Great Decisions
with Librarian Christy Orquera
The Rise of Populism

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?

2018, 106 minutes, rated R

Director:  Marielle Heller

Cast:       Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Jane Curtin, Stephen Spinella

Synopsis:  Lee Israel made her living in the '70s and '80s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder, and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack. An adaptation of the memoir, the true story of a bestselling celebrity biographer.

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

CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?

2018, 106 minutes, rated R

Director:  Marielle Heller

Cast:       Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Jane Curtin, Stephen Spinella

Synopsis:  Lee Israel made her living in the '70s and '80s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder, and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack. An adaptation of the memoir, the true story of a bestselling celebrity biographer.

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

CONTACT: Sheila
LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

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

CONTACT:
  Sheila
  
  

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

Friday April 26, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Project Independence Men's Group

Project Independence provides and opportunities for seniors that enable them to live independently while maintaining socially active and healthy lives, including help with health related issues, caregiver support, transportation needs for shopping, doctor's appointments, food and nutrition, and access to venefit and financial assistance.

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

Project Independence provides and opportunities for seniors that enable them to live independently while maintaining socially active and healthy lives, including help with health related issues, caregiver support, transportation needs for shopping, doctor's appointments, food and nutrition, and access to venefit and financial assistance.

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

Saturday April 27, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tai Chi facilitated by 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, March 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, April 1 for non-residents.  Please make payment in cash, charge card, check or money order, made payable to "Great Neck Library."           

 Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.   

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, March 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, April 1 for non-residents.  Please make payment in cash, charge card, check or money order, made payable to "Great Neck Library."           

 Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.   

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
New Beginnings Singles 50 Plus facilitated by Marla Matthews

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Sunday April 28, 2019
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Dorothy Parker: The Softer Side of the Sharpest Wit
presented by Author Ellen Meister

In this poignant, informative and often irreverent presentation, Dorothy Parker will be brought to vivid life. You'll learn about Parker's career as a critic, poet, short story writer, essayist, screenwriter and wit, as well as her involvement with causes ranging from the Sacco and Vanzetti sentence of 1927 to the civil rights movement in the 1960s. It includes information on her years as a member of the Algonquin Round Table, as well as a lively question and answer session.

Ellen Meister is the author of five novels, including Dorothy Parker Drank Here (Putnam 2015) and Farewell, Dorothy Parker (Putnam 2013). Honors include foreign language translations of her work, being selected for the prestigious Indie Next List by the American Booksellers Association, appearances on NPR, and receiving a TV series option from HBO. Her nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal blog, Huffington Post, Daily Beast, Long Island Woman, Writer's Digest and more. In addition to writing and lecturing, Ellen is an editor, book coach, creative writing instructor and ghostwriter. She is one of the leading authorities on Dorothy Parker, and is the administrator of the hugely popular Dorothy Parker Facebook page. She is currently working on a three-book series for Mira Books/HarperCollins.

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

                                           

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

In this poignant, informative and often irreverent presentation, Dorothy Parker will be brought to vivid life. You'll learn about Parker's career as a critic, poet, short story writer, essayist, screenwriter and wit, as well as her involvement with causes ranging from the Sacco and Vanzetti sentence of 1927 to the civil rights movement in the 1960s. It includes information on her years as a member of the Algonquin Round Table, as well as a lively question and answer session.

Ellen Meister is the author of five novels, including Dorothy Parker Drank Here (Putnam 2015) and Farewell, Dorothy Parker (Putnam 2013). Honors include foreign language translations of her work, being selected for the prestigious Indie Next List by the American Booksellers Association, appearances on NPR, and receiving a TV series option from HBO. Her nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal blog, Huffington Post, Daily Beast, Long Island Woman, Writer's Digest and more. In addition to writing and lecturing, Ellen is an editor, book coach, creative writing instructor and ghostwriter. She is one of the leading authorities on Dorothy Parker, and is the administrator of the hugely popular Dorothy Parker Facebook page. She is currently working on a three-book series for Mira Books/HarperCollins.

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

                                           

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Monday April 29, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Yoga and Meditation facilitated by Sharon Epstein

THIS YOGA SERIES IS FULL.

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Monday, March 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, April 1 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, charge card, check, or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

THIS YOGA SERIES IS FULL.

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Monday, March 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, April 1 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, charge card, check, or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

 
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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 April 30, 2019
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12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
English Conversation Group
facilitated by Librarian Barbara Buckley

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

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

No registration required.              

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

LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

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

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

No registration required.              

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

LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
GNL Tech Squad!

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

No registration, First come, first served.

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

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

No registration, First come, first served.

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

LOCATION: Lakeville Branch Library

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Home Composting with Charlie Kemnitzer
Cornell Co-op Extension

Learn Home Composting from a presentation created by the Cornell Compost Committee Master Gardeners. Topics that will be discussed include: what to compost; how the process works; the importance of heat, oxygen and moisture; composting systems; uses of compost and its benefits.

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

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

Learn Home Composting from a presentation created by the Cornell Compost Committee Master Gardeners. Topics that will be discussed include: what to compost; how the process works; the importance of heat, oxygen and moisture; composting systems; uses of compost and its benefits.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday May 1, 2019
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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chess at Main

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

 
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Scrabble

Enjoy a game of Scrabble with new friends at the Station Branch!  All levels welcome.

LOCATION: Station Branch Small Room

Enjoy a game of Scrabble with new friends at the Station Branch!  All levels welcome.

LOCATION: Station Branch Small Room

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

AT ETERNITY'S GATE

2018, 111 minutes, rated PG-13

Director:  Julian Schnabel

Cast:       Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend, Oscar Isaac, Mads Mikkelsen, Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Niels Arestrup, Anne Consigny, Amira Casar,   Vincent Perez

Synopsis: Famed but tormented artist Vincent van Gogh spends his final years in Arles, France, painting masterworks of the natural world that surrounds him.

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

AT ETERNITY'S GATE

2018, 111 minutes, rated PG-13

Director:  Julian Schnabel

Cast:       Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend, Oscar Isaac, Mads Mikkelsen, Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Niels Arestrup, Anne Consigny, Amira Casar,   Vincent Perez

Synopsis: Famed but tormented artist Vincent van Gogh spends his final years in Arles, France, painting masterworks of the natural world that surrounds him.

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
Author Lisa Kohn
To the moon and back: a childhood under the influence

Lisa Kohn’s memoir of being raised in and torn between two conflicting worlds. There was the world she longed for and lived in on weekends – her mother’s world, which was the fanatical, puritanical cult of the Moonies – and the world she was forced to live in during the week – her father’s world, which was based in sex, drugs, and the squalor of life in New York City’s East Village in the 1970’s.

"to the moon and back" reveals how one can leave behind absurdity and horror and create a life of intention and joy.  Come hear Lisa share her story.

Lisa’s long-running blog offers hope and joy to others who may feel beaten or damaged by their upbringing or circumstances. She shares stories from her past, as well as her challenges, peace, and healing of today.

          

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

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

Lisa Kohn’s memoir of being raised in and torn between two conflicting worlds. There was the world she longed for and lived in on weekends – her mother’s world, which was the fanatical, puritanical cult of the Moonies – and the world she was forced to live in during the week – her father’s world, which was based in sex, drugs, and the squalor of life in New York City’s East Village in the 1970’s.

"to the moon and back" reveals how one can leave behind absurdity and horror and create a life of intention and joy.  Come hear Lisa share her story.

Lisa’s long-running blog offers hope and joy to others who may feel beaten or damaged by their upbringing or circumstances. She shares stories from her past, as well as her challenges, peace, and healing of today.

          

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Thursday May 2, 2019
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Project Independence Social Discussion Group

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

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

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

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Free Blood Pressure Screenings at Station

Have your blood pressure checked by a clinical nurse from St. Francis Hospital, free of charge.

Hypertension affects an astounding one in four adult Americans. Also known as high blood pressure, this condition usually has no symptoms, which is why it is often called the “silent killer.”

No registration required. Will be held in the Reference area.

LOCATION: Station Branch Reference Area

Have your blood pressure checked by a clinical nurse from St. Francis Hospital, free of charge.

Hypertension affects an astounding one in four adult Americans. Also known as high blood pressure, this condition usually has no symptoms, which is why it is often called the “silent killer.”

No registration required. Will be held in the Reference area.

LOCATION: Station Branch Reference Area

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

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

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LOCATION: Reference Area

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

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LOCATION: Reference Area

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

AT ETERNITY'S GATE

2018, 111 minutes, rated PG-13

Director:  Julian Schnabel

Cast:       Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend, Oscar Isaac, Mads Mikkelsen, Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Niels Arestrup, Anne Consigny, Amira Casar,   Vincent Perez

Synopsis: Famed but tormented artist Vincent van Gogh spends his final years in Arles, France, painting masterworks of the natural world that surrounds him.

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

AT ETERNITY'S GATE

2018, 111 minutes, rated PG-13

Director:  Julian Schnabel

Cast:       Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend, Oscar Isaac, Mads Mikkelsen, Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Niels Arestrup, Anne Consigny, Amira Casar,   Vincent Perez

Synopsis: Famed but tormented artist Vincent van Gogh spends his final years in Arles, France, painting masterworks of the natural world that surrounds him.

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

CONTACT: Sheila
LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

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

CONTACT:
  Sheila
  
  

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

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

THIS YOGA SERIES IS FULL.

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.

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$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Monday, March 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, April 1 for non-residents.   Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

THIS YOGA SERIES IS FULL.

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.

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$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Monday, March 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, April 1 for non-residents.   Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Friday May 3, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Project Independence Men's Group

Project Independence provides and opportunities for seniors that enable them to live independently while maintaining socially active and healthy lives, including help with health related issues, caregiver support, transportation needs for shopping, doctor's appointments, food and nutrition, and access to venefit and financial assistance.

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

Project Independence provides and opportunities for seniors that enable them to live independently while maintaining socially active and healthy lives, including help with health related issues, caregiver support, transportation needs for shopping, doctor's appointments, food and nutrition, and access to venefit and financial assistance.

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Yoga and Meditation at Parkville
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 at the Parkville Branch only.  Registration begins Monday, March 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, April 1 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, charge card, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming 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 at the Parkville Branch only.  Registration begins Monday, March 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, April 1 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, charge card, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Chronic Lower Back Pain presented by Shaheda Quraishi, MD at Station
Northwell Health

Dr. Quraishi’s talk focuses on back pain; its causes, treatment, and prognosis.  She emphasizes anatomy, physical examination, and imaging to aid in the diagnosis of the most common etiologies of lower back pain.  Dr. Quraishi will also cover the spectrum of treatment for spinal disorders ranging from conservative to aggressive.  Her goal is to help people understand the reasons why they have back pain and what can be done to manage it and help prevent recurrences. 

Dr. Shaheda Quraishi graduated from Albany Medical College in 2001.  She completed her residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the internationally renowned Rusk Institute at NYU.  Dr. Quraishi then went on to complete a fellowship in Pain Management at the New York Medical College in Valhalla.  She currently practices at Northwell Health specializing in the treatment of spinal disorders including radiculopathy (sciatica), spondylosis (arthritis), and myofascial pain (sore muscles).  Her clinical focus is in interventional procedures such as epidural injections, facet injections, and trigger point injections.

                                                        

Registration suggested beginning Monday, March 25 at 10:00 a.m. by calling 466-8055, ext. 233/258, or register online.

LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room
There are 27 spaces available.

Dr. Quraishi’s talk focuses on back pain; its causes, treatment, and prognosis.  She emphasizes anatomy, physical examination, and imaging to aid in the diagnosis of the most common etiologies of lower back pain.  Dr. Quraishi will also cover the spectrum of treatment for spinal disorders ranging from conservative to aggressive.  Her goal is to help people understand the reasons why they have back pain and what can be done to manage it and help prevent recurrences. 

Dr. Shaheda Quraishi graduated from Albany Medical College in 2001.  She completed her residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the internationally renowned Rusk Institute at NYU.  Dr. Quraishi then went on to complete a fellowship in Pain Management at the New York Medical College in Valhalla.  She currently practices at Northwell Health specializing in the treatment of spinal disorders including radiculopathy (sciatica), spondylosis (arthritis), and myofascial pain (sore muscles).  Her clinical focus is in interventional procedures such as epidural injections, facet injections, and trigger point injections.

                                                        

Registration suggested beginning Monday, March 25 at 10:00 a.m. by calling 466-8055, ext. 233/258, or register online.

LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

There are 27 spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Socrates Salon with Conversation Host Ron Gross
WHO MATTERS MORE?
 
We joke about “keeping up with the Joneses” — but there’s real competition in our society for status and the accompanying privilege. How do we decide what we most value that bestows this status? While our country seems to favor wealth, there are other forms of status and privilege. What privilege do each of us enjoy? And how does that correspond with our status? 
 
Come share your life experiences, knowledge, and wisdom about topics that matter, as we move from small talk to Big Talk. Everyone speaks and everyone listens, because all of us are wiser than any of us.  To receive further information about this session and ensuing ones, please send an e-mail to Ron Gross at grossassoc@aol.com

No registration required.

Please arrive by 2:40 p.m. for socializing and refreshments.

 

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
WHO MATTERS MORE?
 
We joke about “keeping up with the Joneses” — but there’s real competition in our society for status and the accompanying privilege. How do we decide what we most value that bestows this status? While our country seems to favor wealth, there are other forms of status and privilege. What privilege do each of us enjoy? And how does that correspond with our status? 
 
Come share your life experiences, knowledge, and wisdom about topics that matter, as we move from small talk to Big Talk. Everyone speaks and everyone listens, because all of us are wiser than any of us.  To receive further information about this session and ensuing ones, please send an e-mail to Ron Gross at grossassoc@aol.com

No registration required.

Please arrive by 2:40 p.m. for socializing and refreshments.

 

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Saturday May 4, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tai Chi facilitated by 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, March 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, April 1 for non-residents.  Please make payment in cash, charge card, check or money order, made payable to "Great Neck Library."           

 Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.   

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, March 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, April 1 for non-residents.  Please make payment in cash, charge card, check or money order, made payable to "Great Neck Library."           

 Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.   

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

              

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

The event is coordinated and facilitated by George Pafitis.

Registration not needed.

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

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

              

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

The event is coordinated and facilitated by George Pafitis.

Registration not needed.

LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

Sunday May 5, 2019
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1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Carole King Tribute Performed by Gail Storm

                                                

Gail's Carole King Tribute honors the artist via live performance supplemented by lecture/commentary, and features the multi-award-winning Tapestry album and more!

Gail Storm is a New York based singer/songwriter/pianist.   Her blues stylings embrace the root music she cherishes and provide a refreshing frame to other genres, such as classic jazz, pop and original compositions. Gail draws her musical influences from traditionally-based performers and modern day artists as well - from Louis Armstrong, Louis Jordan, Ray Charles, Bonnie Raitt, to Amy Winehouse.  She leads various multi-media music themed presentations exploring and honoring Blues Divas, Carole King, Boogie-Woogie-and more!  Gail teaches and has private students.

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

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

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

                                                

Gail's Carole King Tribute honors the artist via live performance supplemented by lecture/commentary, and features the multi-award-winning Tapestry album and more!

Gail Storm is a New York based singer/songwriter/pianist.   Her blues stylings embrace the root music she cherishes and provide a refreshing frame to other genres, such as classic jazz, pop and original compositions. Gail draws her musical influences from traditionally-based performers and modern day artists as well - from Louis Armstrong, Louis Jordan, Ray Charles, Bonnie Raitt, to Amy Winehouse.  She leads various multi-media music themed presentations exploring and honoring Blues Divas, Carole King, Boogie-Woogie-and more!  Gail teaches and has private students.

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Monday May 6, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Yoga and Meditation facilitated by Sharon Epstein

THIS YOGA SERIES IS FULL.

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Monday, March 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, April 1 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, charge card, check, or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

THIS YOGA SERIES IS FULL.

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Monday, March 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, April 1 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, charge card, check, or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

Rescheduled from April 8

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Rescheduled from April 8

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

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 May 7, 2019
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12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
English Conversation Group
facilitated by Librarian Barbara Buckley

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

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

No registration required.              

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

LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

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

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

No registration required.              

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

LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
GNL Tech Squad!

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

No registration, First come, first served.

CONTACT: Christopher Van Wickler  466-8055 ext. 230  cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Library STEM Lab

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

No registration, First come, first served.

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

LOCATION: Main Library STEM Lab

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Ron Brown Series:Sacred Cities of the World
Jerusalem: The City of Gold, Peace, and War

Since its founding by the ancient Canaanites around 3000 BCE, the mountain top city has been ruled by Jebusites, Egyptians, Hebrews, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Crusaders, Turks, English, and today the Jewish people. The city has been heralded as the City of Gold by poets and musicians, painted by the greatest of artists, and celebrated as the center of the world by religious leaders. At the same time Jerusalem has been one of the bloodiest of world battlefields, claimed, occupied, or ravaged by almost all the major powers of the world. At the same time it has inspired visions of peace and described as the earthly reflection of Heaven itself.

Join Dr. Ronald Brown as he recounts his adventures, experiences, and studies there during his five-year residence in the city and many subsequent visits.

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

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

Since its founding by the ancient Canaanites around 3000 BCE, the mountain top city has been ruled by Jebusites, Egyptians, Hebrews, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Crusaders, Turks, English, and today the Jewish people. The city has been heralded as the City of Gold by poets and musicians, painted by the greatest of artists, and celebrated as the center of the world by religious leaders. At the same time Jerusalem has been one of the bloodiest of world battlefields, claimed, occupied, or ravaged by almost all the major powers of the world. At the same time it has inspired visions of peace and described as the earthly reflection of Heaven itself.

Join Dr. Ronald Brown as he recounts his adventures, experiences, and studies there during his five-year residence in the city and many subsequent visits.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday May 8, 2019
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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chess at Main

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

 
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Scrabble

Enjoy a game of Scrabble with new friends at the Station Branch!  All levels welcome.

LOCATION: Station Branch Small Room

Enjoy a game of Scrabble with new friends at the Station Branch!  All levels welcome.

LOCATION: Station Branch Small Room

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

THE CHILDREN ACT

2018, 106 minutes, rated R

Director:  Richard Eyre

Cast:       Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Ben Chaplin, Fionn Whitehead, Rosie Cavaliero, Honey Holmes, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Jason Watkins

Synopsis: Fiona Maye is a High Court judge in London ruling with wisdom and kindness over ethically complicated cases of family law. Fiona is tasked with ruling on the case of Adam, an exceptional boy who is refusing a life-saving blood transfusion. He is three months from his eighteenth birthday and legally still a child. Fiona visits Adam in the hospital and it has an extreme emotional impact on them both.

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 CHILDREN ACT

2018, 106 minutes, rated R

Director:  Richard Eyre

Cast:       Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Ben Chaplin, Fionn Whitehead, Rosie Cavaliero, Honey Holmes, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Jason Watkins

Synopsis: Fiona Maye is a High Court judge in London ruling with wisdom and kindness over ethically complicated cases of family law. Fiona is tasked with ruling on the case of Adam, an exceptional boy who is refusing a life-saving blood transfusion. He is three months from his eighteenth birthday and legally still a child. Fiona visits Adam in the hospital and it has an extreme emotional impact on them both.

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 May 9, 2019
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Project Independence Social Discussion Group

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

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

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

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

 
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Liver Rescue: Preventive Measures to Transform Your Health with Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh
Liver-overload can be a common-denominator of a variety of symptoms and conditions..
Join librarian Mimi Rabizadeh to learn about the functions of this life-saving organ & how to support a healthy liver.

Registration strongly suggested beginning Monday, March 25 at 10:00 a.m. by calling 466-8055 exts. 218/219 or register online.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
There are 23 spaces available.
Liver-overload can be a common-denominator of a variety of symptoms and conditions..
Join librarian Mimi Rabizadeh to learn about the functions of this life-saving organ & how to support a healthy liver.

Registration strongly suggested beginning Monday, March 25 at 10:00 a.m. 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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12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Classic Games Afternoon at Parkville

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

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LOCATION: Reference Area

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

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LOCATION: Reference Area

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

THE CHILDREN ACT

2018, 106 minutes, rated R

Director:  Richard Eyre

Cast:       Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Ben Chaplin, Fionn Whitehead, Rosie Cavaliero, Honey Holmes, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Jason Watkins

Synopsis: Fiona Maye is a High Court judge in London ruling with wisdom and kindness over ethically complicated cases of family law. Fiona is tasked with ruling on the case of Adam, an exceptional boy who is refusing a life-saving blood transfusion. He is three months from his eighteenth birthday and legally still a child. Fiona visits Adam in the hospital and it has an extreme emotional impact on them both.

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 CHILDREN ACT

2018, 106 minutes, rated R

Director:  Richard Eyre

Cast:       Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Ben Chaplin, Fionn Whitehead, Rosie Cavaliero, Honey Holmes, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Jason Watkins

Synopsis: Fiona Maye is a High Court judge in London ruling with wisdom and kindness over ethically complicated cases of family law. Fiona is tasked with ruling on the case of Adam, an exceptional boy who is refusing a life-saving blood transfusion. He is three months from his eighteenth birthday and legally still a child. Fiona visits Adam in the hospital and it has an extreme emotional impact on them both.

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

CONTACT: Sheila
LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

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

CONTACT:
  Sheila
  
  

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

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

THIS YOGA SERIES IS FULL.

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.

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$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Monday, March 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, April 1 for non-residents.   Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

THIS YOGA SERIES IS FULL.

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.

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$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Monday, March 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, April 1 for non-residents.   Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

Project Independence provides and opportunities for seniors that enable them to live independently while maintaining socially active and healthy lives, including help with health related issues, caregiver support, transportation needs for shopping, doctor's appointments, food and nutrition, and access to venefit and financial assistance.

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

Project Independence provides and opportunities for seniors that enable them to live independently while maintaining socially active and healthy lives, including help with health related issues, caregiver support, transportation needs for shopping, doctor's appointments, food and nutrition, and access to venefit and financial assistance.

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Yoga and Meditation at Parkville
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 at the Parkville Branch only.  Registration begins Monday, March 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, April 1 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, charge card, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming 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 at the Parkville Branch only.  Registration begins Monday, March 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, April 1 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, charge card, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

Saturday May 11, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tai Chi facilitated by 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, March 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, April 1 for non-residents.  Please make payment in cash, charge card, check or money order, made payable to "Great Neck Library."           

 Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.   

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, March 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, April 1 for non-residents.  Please make payment in cash, charge card, check or money order, made payable to "Great Neck Library."           

 Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.   

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Parkville Garden Project

We will be sprucing up the garden area at Parkville with the kind help of the Lakeville Civic Estates Association and the local Boy Scouts.  We thank our community volunteers!  Due to the small size of this project we do not have a call for any more volunteers at this time.  The sprouts from the Children's seedling program will be transferred to our spruced up beds when the weather cooperates.

If you have any questions about this project, please ask the Branch Head at Parkville at 466-8055.  Thank you!

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

We will be sprucing up the garden area at Parkville with the kind help of the Lakeville Civic Estates Association and the local Boy Scouts.  We thank our community volunteers!  Due to the small size of this project we do not have a call for any more volunteers at this time.  The sprouts from the Children's seedling program will be transferred to our spruced up beds when the weather cooperates.

If you have any questions about this project, please ask the Branch Head at Parkville at 466-8055.  Thank you!

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Marion Cohen Art Exhibit Opening

Marion Gerrick Cohen is a member of the National League of American Pen Women, the Slamagundi Club, and numerous other art associations.  She has won many awards throughout the nation.

LOCATION: Main Library Lower Lobby Art Gallery

Marion Gerrick Cohen is a member of the National League of American Pen Women, the Slamagundi Club, and numerous other art associations.  She has won many awards throughout the nation.

LOCATION: Main Library Lower Lobby Art Gallery

Monday May 13, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Yoga and Meditation facilitated by Sharon Epstein

THIS YOGA SERIES IS FULL.

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Monday, March 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, April 1 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, charge card, check, or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

THIS YOGA SERIES IS FULL.

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Monday, March 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, April 1 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, charge card, check, or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Epic Abstraction presented by Thomas Germano

This visual lecture relates to the exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from December 17, 2018, through 2019 and ongoing.  

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is exhibiting works from the 1940s through the twenty-first century that explore large-scale abstract painting, sculpture, and assemblage through more than fifty works from the permanent collection, and complemented with special loans of major works. Helen Frankenthaler, Cy Twombly, Jackson Pollock's classic "drip" painting Autumn Rhythm (1950), Franz Kline, Louise Nevelson, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, Joan Mitchell and Barnett Newman are some.

In post-World War II art, many painters and sculptors believed that traditional easel painting and figurative sculpture were unable to convey the human condition. The ‘New York School’ artists demonstrated that abstract styles evoked contemporary states of being.  Most of the artists represented in Epic Abstraction worked in large formats to explore aesthetic elements of line, color, shape - to evoke epic ideas and subjects including time, history, nature, the body, and existential concerns of the self.

Thomas Germano has exhibited his art throughout the United States and abroad and his work is in numerous public and private collections. He currently teaches painting, drawing and art history at the State University of New York at Farmingdale. He has taught classes at Long Island University/ C.W. Post Campus, Nassau Community College, Suffolk Community College, the New York Academy of Art.

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

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

This visual lecture relates to the exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from December 17, 2018, through 2019 and ongoing.  

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is exhibiting works from the 1940s through the twenty-first century that explore large-scale abstract painting, sculpture, and assemblage through more than fifty works from the permanent collection, and complemented with special loans of major works. Helen Frankenthaler, Cy Twombly, Jackson Pollock's classic "drip" painting Autumn Rhythm (1950), Franz Kline, Louise Nevelson, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, Joan Mitchell and Barnett Newman are some.

In post-World War II art, many painters and sculptors believed that traditional easel painting and figurative sculpture were unable to convey the human condition. The ‘New York School’ artists demonstrated that abstract styles evoked contemporary states of being.  Most of the artists represented in Epic Abstraction worked in large formats to explore aesthetic elements of line, color, shape - to evoke epic ideas and subjects including time, history, nature, the body, and existential concerns of the self.

Thomas Germano has exhibited his art throughout the United States and abroad and his work is in numerous public and private collections. He currently teaches painting, drawing and art history at the State University of New York at Farmingdale. He has taught classes at Long Island University/ C.W. Post Campus, Nassau Community College, Suffolk Community College, the New York Academy of Art.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Coloring for Relaxation

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

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

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

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

Tuesday May 14, 2019
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12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
English Conversation Group
facilitated by Librarian Barbara Buckley

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

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

No registration required.              

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

LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

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

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

No registration required.              

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

LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
GNL Tech Squad!

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

No registration, First come, first served.

CONTACT: Christopher Van Wickler  466-8055 ext. 230  cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org

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

No registration, First come, first served.

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

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Opera Screening: Tosca
hosted and commentary by Gabe Chieco

TOSCA, Puccini's melodrama about a volatile diva, an idealistic artist, and a sadistic police chief has thrilled and offended audiences for more than a century, with arias and an uninhibited flood of raw melody -- including the title character's famous Vissi d'arte in act two.

A gorgeous new production with a stellar cast.

Gabe Chieco is a Founding member of the Great Neck Library's Music Advisory Committee, due to celebrate its 50th year in 2020.  He has presented programs on opera and ballet at libraries and other venues for many years. 

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

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

TOSCA, Puccini's melodrama about a volatile diva, an idealistic artist, and a sadistic police chief has thrilled and offended audiences for more than a century, with arias and an uninhibited flood of raw melody -- including the title character's famous Vissi d'arte in act two.

A gorgeous new production with a stellar cast.

Gabe Chieco is a Founding member of the Great Neck Library's Music Advisory Committee, due to celebrate its 50th year in 2020.  He has presented programs on opera and ballet at libraries and other venues for many years. 

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday May 15, 2019
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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chess at Main

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

LOCATION: 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

Enjoy a game of Scrabble with new friends at the Station Branch!  All levels welcome.

LOCATION: Station Branch Small Room

Enjoy a game of Scrabble with new friends at the Station Branch!  All levels welcome.

LOCATION: Station Branch Small Room

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

MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS

2018, 124 minutes, rated R

Director:  Josie Rourke

Cast:       Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie

Synopsis: Queen of France at sixteen, widowed at eighteen, Mary Stuart defies pressure to remarry and instead returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. By birth, she also has a rival claim to the throne of Elizabeth I, who rules as the Queen of England. Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth's sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both Queens, driving them apart, as each woman experiences the bitter cost of power.

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

MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS

2018, 124 minutes, rated R

Director:  Josie Rourke

Cast:       Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie

Synopsis: Queen of France at sixteen, widowed at eighteen, Mary Stuart defies pressure to remarry and instead returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. By birth, she also has a rival claim to the throne of Elizabeth I, who rules as the Queen of England. Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth's sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both Queens, driving them apart, as each woman experiences the bitter cost of power.

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.  Carolyn teaches at gyms, clinical centers, corporations and privately in the NY area.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
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.  Carolyn teaches at gyms, clinical centers, corporations and privately in the NY area.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Thursday May 16, 2019
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Project Independence Social Discussion Group

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

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

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

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

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

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

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LOCATION: Reference Area

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

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LOCATION: Reference Area

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
DNA Test: What's It All About? presented by Patricia Ann Kellner

Join Patricia Ann Kellner and explore what you can learn from your DNA test results.  DNA tests, such as AncestryDNA and 23andMe, are a great tool to use in your quest to find your family and its origins. She'll also discuss how to gain health insights by uploading your DNA test results to other sites.      

Patricia Ann Kellner has found lost family members using Genealogy and DNA, reunited adoptees to their families, and developed successful Genetic Genealogy strategies. Patricia manages over 35 DNA tests, runs Facebook DNA/Genealogy groups, has hosted family reunions, and created an extensive family tree. Patricia is President of the DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island and is a founding Board Member. She has presented numerous lectures on a wide variety of Genetic Genealogy (DNA) topics to the Long Island community. Patricia is a member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild and has a B.A. in Speech Communications.

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

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

Join Patricia Ann Kellner and explore what you can learn from your DNA test results.  DNA tests, such as AncestryDNA and 23andMe, are a great tool to use in your quest to find your family and its origins. She'll also discuss how to gain health insights by uploading your DNA test results to other sites.      

Patricia Ann Kellner has found lost family members using Genealogy and DNA, reunited adoptees to their families, and developed successful Genetic Genealogy strategies. Patricia manages over 35 DNA tests, runs Facebook DNA/Genealogy groups, has hosted family reunions, and created an extensive family tree. Patricia is President of the DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island and is a founding Board Member. She has presented numerous lectures on a wide variety of Genetic Genealogy (DNA) topics to the Long Island community. Patricia is a member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild and has a B.A. in Speech Communications.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

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

MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS

2018, 124 minutes, rated R

Director:  Josie Rourke

Cast:       Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie

Synopsis: Queen of France at sixteen, widowed at eighteen, Mary Stuart defies pressure to remarry and instead returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. By birth, she also has a rival claim to the throne of Elizabeth I, who rules as the Queen of England. Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth's sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both Queens, driving them apart, as each woman experiences the bitter cost of power.

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

MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS

2018, 124 minutes, rated R

Director:  Josie Rourke

Cast:       Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie

Synopsis: Queen of France at sixteen, widowed at eighteen, Mary Stuart defies pressure to remarry and instead returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. By birth, she also has a rival claim to the throne of Elizabeth I, who rules as the Queen of England. Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth's sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both Queens, driving them apart, as each woman experiences the bitter cost of power.

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

CONTACT: Sheila
LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

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

CONTACT:
  Sheila
  
  

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

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

THIS YOGA SERIES IS FULL.

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.

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$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Monday, March 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, April 1 for non-residents.   Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

THIS YOGA SERIES IS FULL.

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.

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$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Monday, March 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, April 1 for non-residents.   Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Friday May 17, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Project Independence Men's Group

Project Independence provides and opportunities for seniors that enable them to live independently while maintaining socially active and healthy lives, including help with health related issues, caregiver support, transportation needs for shopping, doctor's appointments, food and nutrition, and access to venefit and financial assistance.

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

Project Independence provides and opportunities for seniors that enable them to live independently while maintaining socially active and healthy lives, including help with health related issues, caregiver support, transportation needs for shopping, doctor's appointments, food and nutrition, and access to venefit and financial assistance.

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Yoga and Meditation at Parkville
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 at the Parkville Branch only.  Registration begins Monday, March 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, April 1 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, charge card, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming 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 at the Parkville Branch only.  Registration begins Monday, March 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, April 1 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, charge card, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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, March 25 at 10:00 a.m. 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, March 25 at 10:00 a.m. by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

There are 24 spaces available.

Saturday May 18, 2019
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10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
AARP Driver's Safety Course

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

Sunday May 19, 2019
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
West Village Quartet
arranged by Music Advisory Committee

The West Village Quartet is an African-American String Quartet, performing works from the classical repertoire. The Quartet, which derives its name as a result of frequent performances in the West Village, was founded in 1987 by David Burnett-Caines, who is the second violinist and manager of the group.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

The West Village Quartet is an African-American String Quartet, performing works from the classical repertoire. The Quartet, which derives its name as a result of frequent performances in the West Village, was founded in 1987 by David Burnett-Caines, who is the second violinist and manager of the group.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Monday May 20, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Yoga and Meditation facilitated by Sharon Epstein

THIS YOGA SERIES IS FULL.

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Monday, March 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, April 1 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, charge card, check, or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

THIS YOGA SERIES IS FULL.

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Monday, March 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, April 1 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, charge card, check, or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
World in Motion facilitated by Martha Cohen

World in Motion
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Come join us for a lively discussion on current world issues.
Open discussions on topics of the day facilitated by Martha Cohen
 

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

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

World in Motion
facilitated by Martha Cohen Remind Me about this Event Download Event Info Tell a Friend
 

Come join us for a lively discussion on current world issues.
Open discussions on topics of the day facilitated by Martha Cohen
 

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

There are 30 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Coloring for Relaxation

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

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

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

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

Tuesday May 21, 2019
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
GNL Tech Squad!

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

No registration, First come, first served.

CONTACT: Christopher Van Wickler  466-8055 ext. 230  cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org

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

No registration, First come, first served.

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

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
New York, New York Part I presented by Max Alvarez

 New York City as we like to imagine it – the “fake” Big Apple of classic Hollywood backlot musicals (It’s Always Fair Weather), dramas (Saboteur), and romances (The Clock), and their later influences (New York, New York).

Max Alvarez  is a film historian and writer on world cinema culture and has presented hundreds of lectures, seminars, study tours, and film screening events.  He has done film programming and curatorial work at the Newark Museum, Museum of the Moving Image, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

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

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

 New York City as we like to imagine it – the “fake” Big Apple of classic Hollywood backlot musicals (It’s Always Fair Weather), dramas (Saboteur), and romances (The Clock), and their later influences (New York, New York).

Max Alvarez  is a film historian and writer on world cinema culture and has presented hundreds of lectures, seminars, study tours, and film screening events.  He has done film programming and curatorial work at the Newark Museum, Museum of the Moving Image, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Allies in Wellness: A New You with Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh

Allies in Wellness: 
A New You: Gain awareness & courage to change old, unwanted habits.

Join Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh in a spiritual discussion on how to live creatively.

Registration strongly suggested beginning Monday, March 25 at 10:00 a.m. by calling 466-8055 exts. 218/219 or register online.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
There are 25 spaces available.

Allies in Wellness: 
A New You: Gain awareness & courage to change old, unwanted habits.

Join Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh in a spiritual discussion on how to live creatively.

Registration strongly suggested beginning Monday, March 25 at 10:00 a.m. by calling 466-8055 exts. 218/219 or register online.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

There are 25 spaces available.

Wednesday May 22, 2019
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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chess at Main

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

 
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Scrabble

Enjoy a game of Scrabble with new friends at the Station Branch!  All levels welcome.

LOCATION: Station Branch Small Room

Enjoy a game of Scrabble with new friends at the Station Branch!  All levels welcome.

LOCATION: Station Branch Small Room

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

ON THE BASIS OF SEX

2018, 120 minutes, rated PG-13

Director:  Mimi Leder

Cast:       Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Sam Waterston, Kathy Bates

Synopsis: The film tells an inspiring and spirited true story that follows young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the US Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination.

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

ON THE BASIS OF SEX

2018, 120 minutes, rated PG-13

Director:  Mimi Leder

Cast:       Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Sam Waterston, Kathy Bates

Synopsis: The film tells an inspiring and spirited true story that follows young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the US Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination.

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

May 22nd, 2019

 

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

Four mothers, four daughters, four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who's "saying" the stories. In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, begin meeting to eat dim sum, play mahjong, and talk. United in shared unspeakable loss and hope, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. Rather than sink into tragedy, they choose to gather to raise their spirits and money. "To despair was to wish back for something already lost. Or to prolong what was already unbearable." Forty years later the stories and history continue.

With wit and sensitivity, Amy Tan examines the sometimes painful, often tender, and always deep connection between mothers and daughters. As each woman reveals her secrets, trying to unravel the truth about her life, the strings become more tangled, more entwined. Mothers boast or despair over daughters, and daughters roll their eyes even as they feel the inextricable tightening of their matriarchal ties. Tan is an astute storyteller, enticing readers to immerse themselves into these lives of complexity and mystery.

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

May 22nd, 2019

 

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

Four mothers, four daughters, four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who's "saying" the stories. In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, begin meeting to eat dim sum, play mahjong, and talk. United in shared unspeakable loss and hope, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. Rather than sink into tragedy, they choose to gather to raise their spirits and money. "To despair was to wish back for something already lost. Or to prolong what was already unbearable." Forty years later the stories and history continue.

With wit and sensitivity, Amy Tan examines the sometimes painful, often tender, and always deep connection between mothers and daughters. As each woman reveals her secrets, trying to unravel the truth about her life, the strings become more tangled, more entwined. Mothers boast or despair over daughters, and daughters roll their eyes even as they feel the inextricable tightening of their matriarchal ties. Tan is an astute storyteller, enticing readers to immerse themselves into these lives of complexity and mystery.

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 May 23, 2019
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Project Independence Social Discussion Group

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

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

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

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

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

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

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LOCATION: Reference Area

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

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LOCATION: Reference Area

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Great Decisions with Librarian Christy Orquera
Decoding US/China Trade

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

ON THE BASIS OF SEX

2018, 120 minutes, rated PG-13

Director:  Mimi Leder

Cast:       Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Sam Waterston, Kathy Bates

Synopsis: The film tells an inspiring and spirited true story that follows young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the US Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination.

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

ON THE BASIS OF SEX

2018, 120 minutes, rated PG-13

Director:  Mimi Leder

Cast:       Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Sam Waterston, Kathy Bates

Synopsis: The film tells an inspiring and spirited true story that follows young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the US Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination.

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

LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

 
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3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Senator Anna Kaplan - Mobile Office Hours
LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main
 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Knitting and Crocheting Circle

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

CONTACT: Sheila
LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

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

CONTACT:
  Sheila
  
  

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

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

THIS YOGA SERIES IS FULL.

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.

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$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Monday, March 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, April 1 for non-residents.   Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

THIS YOGA SERIES IS FULL.

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.

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$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Monday, March 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, April 1 for non-residents.   Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Friday May 24, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Project Independence Men's Group

Project Independence provides and opportunities for seniors that enable them to live independently while maintaining socially active and healthy lives, including help with health related issues, caregiver support, transportation needs for shopping, doctor's appointments, food and nutrition, and access to venefit and financial assistance.

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

Project Independence provides and opportunities for seniors that enable them to live independently while maintaining socially active and healthy lives, including help with health related issues, caregiver support, transportation needs for shopping, doctor's appointments, food and nutrition, and access to venefit and financial assistance.

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

Tuesday May 28, 2019
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12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
English Conversation Group
facilitated by Librarian Barbara Buckley

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

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

No registration required.              

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

LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

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

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

No registration required.              

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

LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
GNL Tech Squad!

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

No registration, First come, first served.

CONTACT: Christopher Van Wickler  466-8055 ext. 230  cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org

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

No registration, First come, first served.

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

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
A to Z Database Presentation

Come to a demonstration of A - Z databases on Tuesday, May 28 at 2 pm at the Main Library, Large Multipurpose Room. A-Z is the premier job search, reference and mailing list database which includes 30 million business and executive profiles and 240 million residents. It is ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives and much more!  

Register online or by calling the Reference Department at 466-8055, exts. 218/219 beginning Monday, May 6th at 10 am.

CONTACT: Margery Chodosch  466-8055, ext. 220  mchodosch@greatnecklibrary.org
LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Come to a demonstration of A - Z databases on Tuesday, May 28 at 2 pm at the Main Library, Large Multipurpose Room. A-Z is the premier job search, reference and mailing list database which includes 30 million business and executive profiles and 240 million residents. It is ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives and much more!  

Register online or by calling the Reference Department at 466-8055, exts. 218/219 beginning Monday, May 6th at 10 am.

CONTACT:
  Margery Chodosch
  466.8055, ext. 220
  mchodosch@greatnecklibrary.org

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Wednesday May 29, 2019
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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chess at Main

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

 
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Scrabble

Enjoy a game of Scrabble with new friends at the Station Branch!  All levels welcome.

LOCATION: Station Branch Small Room

Enjoy a game of Scrabble with new friends at the Station Branch!  All levels welcome.

LOCATION: Station Branch Small Room

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

COLETTE

2018, 112 minutes, rated R

Director:  Wash Westmoreland

Cast:       Keira Knightley, Eleanor Tomlinson, Dominic West, Fiona Shaw

Synopsis: After marrying 'Willy,' a successful Parisian writer, Colette is transplanted to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation, inspiring additional Claudine novels. Colette's fight over creative ownership and gender roles drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionizing literature, fashion and sexual expression.

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

COLETTE

2018, 112 minutes, rated R

Director:  Wash Westmoreland

Cast:       Keira Knightley, Eleanor Tomlinson, Dominic West, Fiona Shaw

Synopsis: After marrying 'Willy,' a successful Parisian writer, Colette is transplanted to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation, inspiring additional Claudine novels. Colette's fight over creative ownership and gender roles drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionizing literature, fashion and sexual expression.

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

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

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

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

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

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

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

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LOCATION: Reference Area

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

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LOCATION: Reference Area

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Parkville Pageturners

May 30, 2019

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Image result for all the light we cannot seeFrom the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.  Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home.

Meanwhile, in a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner grows up, enchanted by a crude radio he finds. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments, a talent that wins him a place at a brutal academy for Hitler Youth, then a special assignment to track the resistance. More and more aware of the human cost of his intelligence, Werner travels through the heart of the war and, finally, his story and Marie-Laure’s converge.

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

May 30, 2019

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Image result for all the light we cannot seeFrom the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.  Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home.

Meanwhile, in a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner grows up, enchanted by a crude radio he finds. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments, a talent that wins him a place at a brutal academy for Hitler Youth, then a special assignment to track the resistance. More and more aware of the human cost of his intelligence, Werner travels through the heart of the war and, finally, his story and Marie-Laure’s converge.

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
30 Famous World Sculptures
Art Lecture/Slides presented by Evelyn Silver

The 30 most famous sculptures of all time reveal MURDER, INFIDELITY, SEDUCTION, RELIGION, SEX, SORROW, JOY, AND FUN. The sculptors include Donatello, Michaelangelo, Rodin, Dali, Red Grooms, and others. This program brings masterpieces of Stonehenge, Metropolitan Museum, MOMA, Rodin Musée, and the Vatican to you.

Evelyn Silver is an adjunct professor at Queens College, lecturer at the University Without Walls and a docent at the Nassau County Museum of Art.

The Thinker by Auguste Rodin

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

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

The 30 most famous sculptures of all time reveal MURDER, INFIDELITY, SEDUCTION, RELIGION, SEX, SORROW, JOY, AND FUN. The sculptors include Donatello, Michaelangelo, Rodin, Dali, Red Grooms, and others. This program brings masterpieces of Stonehenge, Metropolitan Museum, MOMA, Rodin Musée, and the Vatican to you.

Evelyn Silver is an adjunct professor at Queens College, lecturer at the University Without Walls and a docent at the Nassau County Museum of Art.

The Thinker by Auguste Rodin

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

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

COLETTE

2018, 112 minutes, rated R

Director:  Wash Westmoreland

Cast:       Keira Knightley, Eleanor Tomlinson, Dominic West, Fiona Shaw

Synopsis:  After marrying 'Willy,' a successful Parisian writer, Colette is transplanted to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation, inspiring additional Claudine novels. Colette's fight over creative ownership and gender roles drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionizing literature, fashion and sexual expression.

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

COLETTE

2018, 112 minutes, rated R

Director:  Wash Westmoreland

Cast:       Keira Knightley, Eleanor Tomlinson, Dominic West, Fiona Shaw

Synopsis:  After marrying 'Willy,' a successful Parisian writer, Colette is transplanted to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation, inspiring additional Claudine novels. Colette's fight over creative ownership and gender roles drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionizing literature, fashion and sexual expression.

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 - 8:00 PM
Knitting and Crocheting Circle

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

CONTACT: Sheila
LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

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

CONTACT:
  Sheila
  
  

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

Friday May 31, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Project Independence Men's Group

Project Independence provides and opportunities for seniors that enable them to live independently while maintaining socially active and healthy lives, including help with health related issues, caregiver support, transportation needs for shopping, doctor's appointments, food and nutrition, and access to venefit and financial assistance.

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

Project Independence provides and opportunities for seniors that enable them to live independently while maintaining socially active and healthy lives, including help with health related issues, caregiver support, transportation needs for shopping, doctor's appointments, food and nutrition, and access to venefit and financial assistance.

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Yoga and Meditation at Parkville
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 at the Parkville Branch only.  Registration begins Monday, March 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, April 1 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, charge card, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming 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 at the Parkville Branch only.  Registration begins Monday, March 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, April 1 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, charge card, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

Saturday June 1, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tai Chi facilitated by 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, March 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, April 1 for non-residents.  Please make payment in cash, charge card, check or money order, made payable to "Great Neck Library."           

 Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.   

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, March 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, April 1 for non-residents.  Please make payment in cash, charge card, check or money order, made payable to "Great Neck Library."           

 Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.   

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

              

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

The event is coordinated and facilitated by George Pafitis.

Registration not needed.

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

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

              

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

The event is coordinated and facilitated by George Pafitis.

Registration not needed.

LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room