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

         

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

         

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Monday March 25, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Yoga and Meditation facilitated by Sharon Epstein

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

Weekly Tuesdays and Wednesdays

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

LOCATION: Reference Area

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

Weekly Tuesdays and Wednesdays

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

LOCATION: Reference Area

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

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

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

Weekly Tuesdays and Wednesdays

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

LOCATION: Reference Area

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

Weekly Tuesdays and Wednesdays

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

LOCATION: Reference Area

 
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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chess at Main

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

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

THE WIFE

2017, 100 minutes, rated R

Director:  Bjorn Runge

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

THE WIFE

2017, 100 minutes, rated R

Director:  Bjorn Runge

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Thursday March 28, 2019
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Great Decisions with Librarian Christy Orquera
Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future?

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UNDERSTAND THE ASSESSMENT GRIEVANCE PROCESS

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday April 2, 2019
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Ron Brown Series: Sacred Cities of the World
Machu Picchu: The Lost City of the Incas

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

Wednesday April 3, 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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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday Film Matinee

THE FAVOURITE

2018, 119 minutes, rated R

Director:  Yorgos Lanthimos

Cast:       Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

THE FAVOURITE

2018, 119 minutes, rated R

Director:  Yorgos Lanthimos

Cast:       Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Thursday April 4, 2019
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Milton Yarensky's America
Art Exhibit Opening Reception

“Algonquin Round Table" by Milton Yarensky   by Milton Yarensky

Exhibit on view: April 2 to May 8. 

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

LOCATION: Main Library Lower Lobby Art Gallery

“Algonquin Round Table" by Milton Yarensky   by Milton Yarensky

Exhibit on view: April 2 to May 8. 

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

LOCATION: Main Library Lower Lobby Art Gallery

Friday April 5, 2019
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Socrates Salon with Conversation Host Ron Gross
HOW ARE WE FOOLED?
Recent studies of how our brains work, have revealed that we are highly prone to mistakes in our perceptions, thinking, and judgements.  The best defense against such mistakes is to think together with others, who can help us see things more truly.
 
1.  How do we fool ourselves?
2.  How are we fooled by others?
3.  How do we fool others?
4.  How were we fooled in our upbringing and education?
5.  How are we fooled by mass- and social-media?
6.  How are we fooled by our ways of perceiving, thinking, and making decisions?
7.  How can we avoid being fooled?
 
Come share your life experiences, knowledge, and wisdom about topics that matter, as we move from small talk to Big Talk. Everyone speaks and everyone listens, because all of us are wiser than any of us.  To receive further information about this session and ensuing ones, please send an e-mail to Ron Gross at grossassoc@aol.com

No registration required.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
HOW ARE WE FOOLED?
Recent studies of how our brains work, have revealed that we are highly prone to mistakes in our perceptions, thinking, and judgements.  The best defense against such mistakes is to think together with others, who can help us see things more truly.
 
1.  How do we fool ourselves?
2.  How are we fooled by others?
3.  How do we fool others?
4.  How were we fooled in our upbringing and education?
5.  How are we fooled by mass- and social-media?
6.  How are we fooled by our ways of perceiving, thinking, and making decisions?
7.  How can we avoid being fooled?
 
Come share your life experiences, knowledge, and wisdom about topics that matter, as we move from small talk to Big Talk. Everyone speaks and everyone listens, because all of us are wiser than any of us.  To receive further information about this session and ensuing ones, please send an e-mail to Ron Gross at grossassoc@aol.com

No registration required.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

There will be a 10 to 15 minute intermission.

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

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

         

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

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

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

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

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

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

There will be a 10 to 15 minute intermission.

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

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

         

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

Monday April 8, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Yoga and Meditation facilitated by Sharon Epstein

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

Tuesday April 9, 2019
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Art/Slide presentation: Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving
presented by Mary Vahey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Newspaper Databases

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

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

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

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

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

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LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

There are 30 spaces available.

Wednesday April 10, 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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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday Film Matinee

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

2018, 135 minutes, rated PG-13

Director:  Brian Singer

Cast:       Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Aiden Gillen, Gwilym Lee, Allen Leech, Ben Hardy, Tom Hollander

Synopsis:  A chronicle of Freddie Mercury and the band Queen during the years leading up to their appearance at the 1985 Live Aid concert.

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

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

2018, 135 minutes, rated PG-13

Director:  Brian Singer

Cast:       Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Aiden Gillen, Gwilym Lee, Allen Leech, Ben Hardy, Tom Hollander

Synopsis:  A chronicle of Freddie Mercury and the band Queen during the years leading up to their appearance at the 1985 Live Aid concert.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Thursday April 11, 2019
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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
Registration will begin on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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 April 12, 2019
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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
Registration will begin on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

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

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

Saturday April 13, 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
The Three Poets: Sasha Ettinger, Evelyn Kandel, and Sybil Bank

Join Sasha Ettinger, Evelyn Kandel and Sybil Bank for a journey through the evocative language of poetry as they read their own poems. 

Open Mic. Refreshments will be served.

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

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

Join Sasha Ettinger, Evelyn Kandel and Sybil Bank for a journey through the evocative language of poetry as they read their own poems. 

Open Mic. Refreshments will be served.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

Sunday April 14, 2019
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Bossa Nova to the Beatles featuring Nina Gordon, Steve Silverman, Rich Shapiro & Jed Berman
The Beatles spearheaded the British Invasion of the early 1960s at the same time that Bossa Nova was riding a wave of popularity north from Brazil (the phrase bossa nova means literally "new trend" or "new wave").  Nina Gordon, Steve Silverman and Rich Shapiro will present a program of guitar, vocals & percussion, featuring bossa nova classics by Jobim, American standards with a bossa nova beat, and Beatles favorites.  Take a musical trip back to the 60s...  go-go boots, mini-skirts and Ray-Ban sunglasses optional!
 
Nina Gordon - guitar/vocals
Rich Shapiro - percussion/vocals
Steve Silverman - guitar/vocals
Jed Berman - keyboards
 
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
Registration will begin on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
The Beatles spearheaded the British Invasion of the early 1960s at the same time that Bossa Nova was riding a wave of popularity north from Brazil (the phrase bossa nova means literally "new trend" or "new wave").  Nina Gordon, Steve Silverman and Rich Shapiro will present a program of guitar, vocals & percussion, featuring bossa nova classics by Jobim, American standards with a bossa nova beat, and Beatles favorites.  Take a musical trip back to the 60s...  go-go boots, mini-skirts and Ray-Ban sunglasses optional!
 
Nina Gordon - guitar/vocals
Rich Shapiro - percussion/vocals
Steve Silverman - guitar/vocals
Jed Berman - keyboards
 
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

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

Monday April 15, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Yoga and Meditation facilitated by Sharon Epstein

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday April 16, 2019
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Author Talk with Kevin Winkler: Big Deal: Bob Fosse and Dance in the American Musical

A fascinating look at the evolution of Fosse as choreographer and director, Big Deal: Bob Fosse and Dance in the American Musical considers Fosse's career in the context of changes in the Broadway musical theater over four decades.

Kevin Winkler enjoyed a career of more than twenty years as a curator, archivist, and library administrator at the New York Public Library, prior to which he was a professional dancer. He has published articles and contributed to books on performing arts libraries and archives, LGBTQ performance, films, and dance. He blogs for the Huffington Post and is a MacDowell Colony fellow.

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

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

A fascinating look at the evolution of Fosse as choreographer and director, Big Deal: Bob Fosse and Dance in the American Musical considers Fosse's career in the context of changes in the Broadway musical theater over four decades.

Kevin Winkler enjoyed a career of more than twenty years as a curator, archivist, and library administrator at the New York Public Library, prior to which he was a professional dancer. He has published articles and contributed to books on performing arts libraries and archives, LGBTQ performance, films, and dance. He blogs for the Huffington Post and is a MacDowell Colony fellow.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

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

Wednesday April 17, 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: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

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: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

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

GREEN BOOK

2018, 130 minutes, rated PG-13

Director:  Peter Farrelly

Cast:       Mahershala Ali, Viggo Mortensen

Synopsis:  When Tony Lip, a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley, a world-class black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on a book to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African Americans. Confronted with racism and danger, as well as unexpected humanity and humor, they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.

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

GREEN BOOK

2018, 130 minutes, rated PG-13

Director:  Peter Farrelly

Cast:       Mahershala Ali, Viggo Mortensen

Synopsis:  When Tony Lip, a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley, a world-class black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on a book to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African Americans. Confronted with racism and danger, as well as unexpected humanity and humor, they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.

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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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

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

Thursday April 18, 2019
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LI Reads The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
Book Discussion
with Librarian Maureen McKenna

Please Note Title Correction

A shy college freshman, Greer Kadetsky, finds her perspectives transformed by a mentor activist who is at the center of the women’s movement. This challenges Greer to discover herself in ways that take her far from the traditional life she ~envisioned at the side of her boyfriend.

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

Please Note Title Correction

A shy college freshman, Greer Kadetsky, finds her perspectives transformed by a mentor activist who is at the center of the women’s movement. This challenges Greer to discover herself in ways that take her far from the traditional life she ~envisioned at the side of her boyfriend.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

Saturday April 20, 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

Tuesday April 23, 2019
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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 performs in the orchestra of "The Lion King."

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

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

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 performs in the orchestra of "The Lion King."

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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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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

Thursday April 25, 2019
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday April 30, 2019
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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
Registration will begin on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

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

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

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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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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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.

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

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.

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

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

Thursday May 2, 2019
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Yoga and Meditation facilitated by Sharon Epstein

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

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

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

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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

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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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Socrates Salon with Conversation Host Ron Gross
Come share your life experiences, knowledge, and wisdom about topics that matter, as we move from small talk to Big Talk. Everyone speaks and everyone listens, because all of us are wiser than any of us.  To receive further information about this session and ensuing ones, please send an e-mail to Ron Gross at grossassoc@aol.com

No registration required.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
Come share your life experiences, knowledge, and wisdom about topics that matter, as we move from small talk to Big Talk. Everyone speaks and everyone listens, because all of us are wiser than any of us.  To receive further information about this session and ensuing ones, please send an e-mail to Ron Gross at grossassoc@aol.com

No registration required.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

                                                

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday May 7, 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: 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
Registration will begin on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

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

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

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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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

Thursday May 9, 2019
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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
Registration will begin on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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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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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

Tuesday May 14, 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 - 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
Registration will begin on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday May 16, 2019
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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
Registration will begin on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

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

 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

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

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

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

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

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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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

Thursday May 23, 2019
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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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3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Senator Anna Kaplan - Mobile Office Hours
LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main
 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Yoga and Meditation facilitated by Sharon Epstein

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

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

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

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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

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

Tuesday May 28, 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
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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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

Thursday May 30, 2019
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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
Registration will begin on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

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

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

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

Sunday June 2, 2019
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Berman Does Broadway performed by Lisa Berman

Enjoy this musical review of unforgettable tunes from the 1930s to the present.  Songs will include “Anything Goes,” “Just In Time,” “The Party’s Over,” “Before the Parade Passes By,” “Some People” and “Beauty and the Beast.”

Ruthe McKeown, Steve Goldstein, and Lisa Berman

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

 

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

Enjoy this musical review of unforgettable tunes from the 1930s to the present.  Songs will include “Anything Goes,” “Just In Time,” “The Party’s Over,” “Before the Parade Passes By,” “Some People” and “Beauty and the Beast.”

Ruthe McKeown, Steve Goldstein, and Lisa Berman

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

 

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

Monday June 3, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Yoga and Meditation facilitated by Sharon Epstein

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday June 4, 2019
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hail Caesar: How Sid's Legion Conquered American Comedy
presented by John Kenrick

Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows gave birth to the careers of writers and performers who reshaped comedy on stage and screen.

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

                                                                                        

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

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

Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows gave birth to the careers of writers and performers who reshaped comedy on stage and screen.

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

                                                                                        

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

VICE

2018, 132 minutes, rated R

Director:  Adam McKay

Cast:       Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Jesse Plemons, Alison Pill

Synopsis:  The story of Dick Cheney, a Washington insider and bureaucrat, who George W. Bush picked to run with him in the 2000 election, representing the Republican Party. After winning the election, Dick Cheney acquired substantial power and began to reshape the United States, along with the world, in ways that are still noticeable today.

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

VICE

2018, 132 minutes, rated R

Director:  Adam McKay

Cast:       Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Jesse Plemons, Alison Pill

Synopsis:  The story of Dick Cheney, a Washington insider and bureaucrat, who George W. Bush picked to run with him in the 2000 election, representing the Republican Party. After winning the election, Dick Cheney acquired substantial power and began to reshape the United States, along with the world, in ways that are still noticeable today.

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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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author Anthony M. DeStefano
Top Hoodlum: Frank Costello Prime Minister of The Mafia

Meet Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Anthony DeStefano (The Big Heist).  In this book, he draws from recently released FBI documents, family testimony, and court records to construct an engrossing chronicle of the life of notorious Mafia boss Frank Costello (1891–1973), a “reluctant prince of the Mafia” who, despite his criminal undertakings, was “on a quest to be seen as legitimate.”

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

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

Meet Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Anthony DeStefano (The Big Heist).  In this book, he draws from recently released FBI documents, family testimony, and court records to construct an engrossing chronicle of the life of notorious Mafia boss Frank Costello (1891–1973), a “reluctant prince of the Mafia” who, despite his criminal undertakings, was “on a quest to be seen as legitimate.”

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

Thursday June 6, 2019
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Finding Lost Family - A Genealogy and DNA Journey
presented by Patricia Ann Kellner

This lecture is about a journey. It’s a path of discovery, and surprise, and shock and bewilderment; and at the end of the jaunt is a story of JOY. Come hear how Patricia Ann Kellner used traditional Genealogy and DNA to FIND LOST FAMILY and prove Sarah was her Grandma’s Sister.

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

This lecture is about a journey. It’s a path of discovery, and surprise, and shock and bewilderment; and at the end of the jaunt is a story of JOY. Come hear how Patricia Ann Kellner used traditional Genealogy and DNA to FIND LOST FAMILY and prove Sarah was her Grandma’s Sister.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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 June 7, 2019
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Socrates Salon with Conversation Host Ron Gross
Come share your life experiences, knowledge, and wisdom about topics that matter, as we move from small talk to Big Talk. Everyone speaks and everyone listens, because all of us are wiser than any of us.  To receive further information about this session and ensuing ones, please send an e-mail to Ron Gross at grossassoc@aol.com

No registration required.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
Come share your life experiences, knowledge, and wisdom about topics that matter, as we move from small talk to Big Talk. Everyone speaks and everyone listens, because all of us are wiser than any of us.  To receive further information about this session and ensuing ones, please send an e-mail to Ron Gross at grossassoc@aol.com

No registration required.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Saturday June 8, 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

Sunday June 9, 2019
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
A New Argentina with Serenade Duo
Michelle LaPorte, flute, Gerry Saulter, guitar

Arranged by the Great Neck Library's Music Advisory Committee

The multi-award winning ensemble Serenade Duo featuring flutist Michelle LaPorte and guitarist Gerry Saulter bring concert music of the world to life with their warm presence and engaging interpretations of diverse repertoire. As performers, educators, and world chamber music advocates, Serenade Duo tours extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and Canada. 

Their newest program, A New Argentina, explores the expressive artistry of flute and guitar chamber music by contemporary Argentine composers. In addition to honoring the legacy of Astor Piazzolla as the Father of Tango Nuevo, this program includes flute and guitar works by notable 21st century composers Maximo Diego Pujol and Jose Luis Merlin who continue to transform the musical landscape of Argentina and beyond.

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

Arranged by the Great Neck Library's Music Advisory Committee

The multi-award winning ensemble Serenade Duo featuring flutist Michelle LaPorte and guitarist Gerry Saulter bring concert music of the world to life with their warm presence and engaging interpretations of diverse repertoire. As performers, educators, and world chamber music advocates, Serenade Duo tours extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and Canada. 

Their newest program, A New Argentina, explores the expressive artistry of flute and guitar chamber music by contemporary Argentine composers. In addition to honoring the legacy of Astor Piazzolla as the Father of Tango Nuevo, this program includes flute and guitar works by notable 21st century composers Maximo Diego Pujol and Jose Luis Merlin who continue to transform the musical landscape of Argentina and beyond.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday June 11, 2019
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sustainability for the Home Gardener with Kathy Gaffney
Cornell Co-op Extension

This lecture will look at how the home gardener can incorporate sustainable gardening practices in their own home gardening. Recently we have taken a more serious look at our landscape practices and what we are recognizing is the permanent damage we have caused by the poor use of our resources and the need to protect these resources for the future. This is accomplished by using sustainable methods of gardening to protect our soil, water and natural resources.

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

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

This lecture will look at how the home gardener can incorporate sustainable gardening practices in their own home gardening. Recently we have taken a more serious look at our landscape practices and what we are recognizing is the permanent damage we have caused by the poor use of our resources and the need to protect these resources for the future. This is accomplished by using sustainable methods of gardening to protect our soil, water and natural resources.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

Wednesday June 12, 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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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday Film Matinee

MARY POPPINS RETURNS

2018, 130 minutes, rated PG

Director:  Rob Marshall

Cast:       Emily Blunt, Emily Mortimer, Meryl Streep, Dick Van Dyke, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Colin Firth, Ben Whishaw

Synopsis:  Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help Michael's three children, along with grown-up Jane and Michael Banks, through a difficult period in their lives.

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 POPPINS RETURNS

2018, 130 minutes, rated PG

Director:  Rob Marshall

Cast:       Emily Blunt, Emily Mortimer, Meryl Streep, Dick Van Dyke, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Colin Firth, Ben Whishaw

Synopsis:  Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help Michael's three children, along with grown-up Jane and Michael Banks, through a difficult period in their lives.

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

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

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

Thursday June 13, 2019
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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
Registration will begin on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

Saturday June 15, 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 beginning 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 beginning 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

Monday June 17, 2019