Tuesday June 26, 2018
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Ceramic Workshops facilitated by artist Lauren Baily

All adults are invited - age 16 and up.  Materials will be provided.

Thanks to the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Huntington Arts Council, this summer ceramic artist Lauren Skelly Bailey is featured at the Great Neck Library as part of her Creative Communities Grant project.

In her statement Lauren describes her work as exploring methods of making assemblage sculptures, conglomerations, installations, and figurines. "I consider myself as an explorer, seeking new ways of layering, swirling, forcing, bending, breaking and reusing surfaces."  A conversation between elements of nature emerges from her practice. " Flora, fauna, rocks, and the tooled objects made by man are called to mind. In combining them, I forge a new perspective of these elements."

Lauren’s project entitled, “Coral Awareness,” will take shape in two parts.

The first is a gallery exhibition featuring new sculptures created from research on the effects global warming has had on corals.  Lauren found that corals emit their own algae tissues resulting in the coral turning completely white.  Lauren will be creating three installations focusing on the metamorphosis of healthy corals to bleached corals.

The second portion of Lauren’s grant project will involve the public; she will be hosting two workshops at the library for adults 16+.  Each workshop will supply all materials for the duration of the workshop. The first workshop (6/26 12-2pm) attendees will hand painting ceramic tiles with coral inspired imagery and learn about the effects of global warming on corals. The second workshop (6/28 12-2pm) will involve, hand-painting patterns on hand pressed clay, sweeping up the clay into ribbons, and manipulating these ribbons into coral sculptures. Both workshops involve some firing off site at Lauren’s ceramic studio and the works will be displayed in the library gallery for viewing post firing.  Please make sure to register for these limited engagements prior to the workshop to ensure there are enough materials for each attendee.  

Everything created in these workshops will be on display in the cases at the Library during the month of August.

Registration Required and is Limited. Call 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online beginning March 26.

There is also a workshop on June 28.  Come to one or both!

For more information on Lauren Skelly Bailey’s studio practice and work, please visit www.laurenskellybailey.com

Photo Credit: Michael James Bailey.

 

LOCATION: Levels Teen Center

All adults are invited - age 16 and up.  Materials will be provided.

Thanks to the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Huntington Arts Council, this summer ceramic artist Lauren Skelly Bailey is featured at the Great Neck Library as part of her Creative Communities Grant project.

In her statement Lauren describes her work as exploring methods of making assemblage sculptures, conglomerations, installations, and figurines. "I consider myself as an explorer, seeking new ways of layering, swirling, forcing, bending, breaking and reusing surfaces."  A conversation between elements of nature emerges from her practice. " Flora, fauna, rocks, and the tooled objects made by man are called to mind. In combining them, I forge a new perspective of these elements."

Lauren’s project entitled, “Coral Awareness,” will take shape in two parts.

The first is a gallery exhibition featuring new sculptures created from research on the effects global warming has had on corals.  Lauren found that corals emit their own algae tissues resulting in the coral turning completely white.  Lauren will be creating three installations focusing on the metamorphosis of healthy corals to bleached corals.

The second portion of Lauren’s grant project will involve the public; she will be hosting two workshops at the library for adults 16+.  Each workshop will supply all materials for the duration of the workshop. The first workshop (6/26 12-2pm) attendees will hand painting ceramic tiles with coral inspired imagery and learn about the effects of global warming on corals. The second workshop (6/28 12-2pm) will involve, hand-painting patterns on hand pressed clay, sweeping up the clay into ribbons, and manipulating these ribbons into coral sculptures. Both workshops involve some firing off site at Lauren’s ceramic studio and the works will be displayed in the library gallery for viewing post firing.  Please make sure to register for these limited engagements prior to the workshop to ensure there are enough materials for each attendee.  

Everything created in these workshops will be on display in the cases at the Library during the month of August.

Registration Required and is Limited. Call 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online beginning March 26.

There is also a workshop on June 28.  Come to one or both!

For more information on Lauren Skelly Bailey’s studio practice and work, please visit www.laurenskellybailey.com

Photo Credit: Michael James Bailey.

 

LOCATION: Levels Teen Center


Wednesday June 27, 2018
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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chess at Main

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

LADY BIRD

2017, 93 minutes, R

Director: Greta Gerwig

Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Odeya Rush, Kathryn Newton

Synopsis: An artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California.

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

LADY BIRD

2017, 93 minutes, R

Director: Greta Gerwig

Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Odeya Rush, Kathryn Newton

Synopsis: An artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California.

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 June 28, 2018
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Ceramic Workshops facilitated by artist Lauren Baily

All adults are invited - age 16 and up.  Materials will be provided.

Thanks to the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Huntington Arts Council, this summer ceramic artist Lauren Skelly Bailey is featured at the Great Neck Library as part of her Creative Communities Grant project.

In her statement Lauren describes her work as exploring methods of making assemblage sculptures, conglomerations, installations, and figurines. "I consider myself as an explorer, seeking new ways of layering, swirling, forcing, bending, breaking and reusing surfaces."  A conversation between elements of nature emerges from her practice. " Flora, fauna, rocks, and the tooled objects made by man are called to mind. In combining them, I forge a new perspective of these elements."

Lauren’s project entitled, “Coral Awareness,” will take shape in two parts.

The first is a gallery exhibition featuring new sculptures created from research on the effects global warming has had on corals.  Lauren found that corals emit their own algae tissues resulting in the coral turning completely white.  Lauren will be creating three installations focusing on the metamorphosis of healthy corals to bleached corals.

The second portion of Lauren’s grant project will involve the public; she will be hosting two workshops at the library for adults 16+.  Each workshop will supply all materials for the duration of the workshop. The first workshop (6/26 12-2pm) attendees will hand painting ceramic tiles with coral inspired imagery and learn about the effects of global warming on corals. The second workshop (6/28 12-2pm) will involve, hand-painting patterns on hand pressed clay, sweeping up the clay into ribbons, and manipulating these ribbons into coral sculptures. Both workshops involve some firing off site at Lauren’s ceramic studio and the works will be displayed in the library gallery for viewing post firing.  Please make sure to register for these limited engagements prior to the workshop to ensure there are enough materials for each attendee.  

Everything created in these workshops will be on display in the cases at the Library during the month of August.

Registration Required and is Limited. Call 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online beginning March 26.

There is also a workshop on June 28.  Come to one or both!

For more information on Lauren Skelly Bailey’s studio practice and work, please visit www.laurenskellybailey.com

Photo Credit: Michael James Bailey.

 

LOCATION: Levels Teen Center

All adults are invited - age 16 and up.  Materials will be provided.

Thanks to the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Huntington Arts Council, this summer ceramic artist Lauren Skelly Bailey is featured at the Great Neck Library as part of her Creative Communities Grant project.

In her statement Lauren describes her work as exploring methods of making assemblage sculptures, conglomerations, installations, and figurines. "I consider myself as an explorer, seeking new ways of layering, swirling, forcing, bending, breaking and reusing surfaces."  A conversation between elements of nature emerges from her practice. " Flora, fauna, rocks, and the tooled objects made by man are called to mind. In combining them, I forge a new perspective of these elements."

Lauren’s project entitled, “Coral Awareness,” will take shape in two parts.

The first is a gallery exhibition featuring new sculptures created from research on the effects global warming has had on corals.  Lauren found that corals emit their own algae tissues resulting in the coral turning completely white.  Lauren will be creating three installations focusing on the metamorphosis of healthy corals to bleached corals.

The second portion of Lauren’s grant project will involve the public; she will be hosting two workshops at the library for adults 16+.  Each workshop will supply all materials for the duration of the workshop. The first workshop (6/26 12-2pm) attendees will hand painting ceramic tiles with coral inspired imagery and learn about the effects of global warming on corals. The second workshop (6/28 12-2pm) will involve, hand-painting patterns on hand pressed clay, sweeping up the clay into ribbons, and manipulating these ribbons into coral sculptures. Both workshops involve some firing off site at Lauren’s ceramic studio and the works will be displayed in the library gallery for viewing post firing.  Please make sure to register for these limited engagements prior to the workshop to ensure there are enough materials for each attendee.  

Everything created in these workshops will be on display in the cases at the Library during the month of August.

Registration Required and is Limited. Call 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online beginning March 26.

There is also a workshop on June 28.  Come to one or both!

For more information on Lauren Skelly Bailey’s studio practice and work, please visit www.laurenskellybailey.com

Photo Credit: Michael James Bailey.

 

LOCATION: Levels Teen Center


Friday July 6, 2018
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3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Socrates Salon with Conversation Host Ron Gross

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Monday July 9, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only.  Registration begins June 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and July 2 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library .  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

Classes July 9 to 30, August 6 to 20, and September 17.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only.  Registration begins June 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and July 2 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library .  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

Classes July 9 to 30, August 6 to 20, and September 17.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Memory Screening
Alzheimer's Foundation and Senator Phillips
Senator Elaine Phillips, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), is sponsoring this free memory screening program.
 
Screenings consist of a series of questions to gauge memory, language and thinking skills.  The memory screening takes approximately 10 minutes and is confidential.  Participants will be provided with the results on-site.  Results are not a diagnosis, but a memory screening can suggest if someone should see a physician for a full evaluation.
 
The program is free of charge, however, appointments are required and will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis.
 
Those interested in getting a free memory screening can schedule an appointment by calling Senator Phillips’ office at 516-746-5924.
 
LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
Senator Elaine Phillips, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), is sponsoring this free memory screening program.
 
Screenings consist of a series of questions to gauge memory, language and thinking skills.  The memory screening takes approximately 10 minutes and is confidential.  Participants will be provided with the results on-site.  Results are not a diagnosis, but a memory screening can suggest if someone should see a physician for a full evaluation.
 
The program is free of charge, however, appointments are required and will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis.
 
Those interested in getting a free memory screening can schedule an appointment by calling Senator Phillips’ office at 516-746-5924.
 
LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Author Cindi Sansone-Braff
Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know about Life After Death

Who hasn’t wondered if there is life after death? Join Cindi for this fun, enlightening, and entertaining workshop, in which she will share what she has learned about life, love, and the Hereafter from talking with the dead.  Have you ever wondered if mediumship was a blessing or a curse, or a little bit of both? Bring your questions, and learn how you can hone your psychic gifts. You will definitely leave knowing that death ends a life, but not a relationship. 

Cindi Sansone-Braff, The Romance Whisperer, talks with the dead to show you how to live well and love better. She is the author of Grant Me a Higher Love and Why Good People Can’t Leave Bad Relationships. Newsday has recommended her as one of the top psychic/mediums on L.I.  She was named Best Psychic five years in a row by the Long Island Press. She was featured on Cablevision’s Neighborhood Journal and in the Daily News.  This lecture is part of the Long Island Authors Group speaking engagements.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

Who hasn’t wondered if there is life after death? Join Cindi for this fun, enlightening, and entertaining workshop, in which she will share what she has learned about life, love, and the Hereafter from talking with the dead.  Have you ever wondered if mediumship was a blessing or a curse, or a little bit of both? Bring your questions, and learn how you can hone your psychic gifts. You will definitely leave knowing that death ends a life, but not a relationship. 

Cindi Sansone-Braff, The Romance Whisperer, talks with the dead to show you how to live well and love better. She is the author of Grant Me a Higher Love and Why Good People Can’t Leave Bad Relationships. Newsday has recommended her as one of the top psychic/mediums on L.I.  She was named Best Psychic five years in a row by the Long Island Press. She was featured on Cablevision’s Neighborhood Journal and in the Daily News.  This lecture is part of the Long Island Authors Group speaking engagements.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

Tuesday July 10, 2018
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3D Printing for Beginners!

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Join us for this 4-week program on the basics of 3d printing and design. Work with Makerbot Print, Thingiverse, and Tinkercad to print existing designs and make your own!

CONTACT:  Adam Hinz  516-466-8055 ext.246  ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
There are 2 spaces available.

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Join us for this 4-week program on the basics of 3d printing and design. Work with Makerbot Print, Thingiverse, and Tinkercad to print existing designs and make your own!

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

There are 2 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Joan Rivers: Can We Talk? presented by John Kenrick
Joan Rivers: "Can We Talk?" - This Brooklyn native became the first female stand-up comedian to achieve international stardom. Entertainment historian John Kenrick offers a multimedia look at the dizzying triumphs and heartbreaking tragedies in this hilarious performer's life and career.

John Kenrick is a teacher and lecturer. He 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 June 25 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254, or register online.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Joan Rivers: "Can We Talk?" - This Brooklyn native became the first female stand-up comedian to achieve international stardom. Entertainment historian John Kenrick offers a multimedia look at the dizzying triumphs and heartbreaking tragedies in this hilarious performer's life and career.

John Kenrick is a teacher and lecturer. He 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 June 25 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254, or register online.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

Wednesday July 11, 2018
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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chess at Main

Enjoy a game of chess.   All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Enjoy a game of chess.   All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

MAUDIE

2016, 116 minutes, rated PG-13

Director: Aisling Walsh

Cast:      Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, Kari Matchett

Synopsis: An arthritic Nova Scotia woman works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist and eventually becomes a beloved figure in the community.

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

MAUDIE

2016, 116 minutes, rated PG-13

Director: Aisling Walsh

Cast:      Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, Kari Matchett

Synopsis: An arthritic Nova Scotia woman works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist and eventually becomes a beloved figure in the community.

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:00 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. She teaches at gyms, clinical centers, corporations and privately in the NY area.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

Thursday July 12, 2018
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The Biology of Belief: Beyond Your Genes Discussion with Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh

Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh will be discussing scientist Bruce Lipton's research on mind-body-spirit connection and how your beliefs can affect your biology and health.

    

Registration strongly suggested beginning June 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, June 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh will be discussing scientist Bruce Lipton's research on mind-body-spirit connection and how your beliefs can affect your biology and health.

    

Registration strongly suggested beginning June 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, June 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only.  Registration begins June 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and July 2 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library .  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

Classes July 12 & 26, August 2 to 23, September 6 & 13.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only.  Registration begins June 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and July 2 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library .  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

Classes July 12 & 26, August 2 to 23, September 6 & 13.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Saturday July 14, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tai Chi with Joseph Panico

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

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

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes. In-person registration only (check, cash or money order made payable to "Great Neck Library") beginning June 25 for Great Neck School District residents and July 2 for non-residents.

Series runs July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25 and September 8.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes. In-person registration only (check, cash or money order made payable to "Great Neck Library") beginning June 25 for Great Neck School District residents and July 2 for non-residents.

Series runs July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25 and September 8.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Monday July 16, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only.  Registration begins June 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and July 2 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library .  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

Classes July 9 to 30, August 6 to 20, and September 17.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only.  Registration begins June 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and July 2 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library .  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

Classes July 9 to 30, August 6 to 20, and September 17.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Managing Healthcare Expenses in Retirement: What Baby Boomers Need to Know

What Baby Boomers Need to Know About Medicare & Long-Term Care.

Presented by Jeremy Fraser of Foresters Financial

At this workshop you will learn: -How Medicare enrollment periods work and what you need to do to avoid late-enrollment penalties. -Why most people pay too much for private insurance and how you can avoid excess costs. -Why you must plan for higher health care costs in retirement—including the possibility of needing long-term care.          …and much more.

Jeremy Fraser is a Senior Financial Services Representative and Investment Adviser with Foresters Financial Services. He specializes in retirement income planning, however, Jeremy can help and  offer guidance in areas ranging from general investing, college planning, to life insurance and long-term care.

 

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

What Baby Boomers Need to Know About Medicare & Long-Term Care.

Presented by Jeremy Fraser of Foresters Financial

At this workshop you will learn: -How Medicare enrollment periods work and what you need to do to avoid late-enrollment penalties. -Why most people pay too much for private insurance and how you can avoid excess costs. -Why you must plan for higher health care costs in retirement—including the possibility of needing long-term care.          …and much more.

Jeremy Fraser is a Senior Financial Services Representative and Investment Adviser with Foresters Financial Services. He specializes in retirement income planning, however, Jeremy can help and  offer guidance in areas ranging from general investing, college planning, to life insurance and long-term care.

 

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

Tuesday July 17, 2018
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3D Printing for Beginners!

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Join us for this 4-week program on the basics of 3d printing and design. Work with Makerbot Print, Thingiverse, and Tinkercad to print existing designs and make your own!

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

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Join us for this 4-week program on the basics of 3d printing and design. Work with Makerbot Print, Thingiverse, and Tinkercad to print existing designs and make your own!

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The States We’re In: What’s In A Place Name?
presented by Mankh

More than half of the United States is named for Native words and places yet rarely are the actual Native Peoples and their traditions acknowledged. This presentation will bridge the gap between name and Peoples, place and respect for the environment aka Mother Earth, revealing how geopolitics and resource extractions have mis-shaped the sacred land, air, and waters. Other state names reflect the colonial royalty mindset and foreign religion, and it is this dynamic tension that is still playing out in our everyday lives. Monuments and signs also perpetuate misperceptions, while sports team names allow centuries of racism to linger. How united are the United States and what can be done to heal the long-standing divisions?

Mankh (Walter E. Harris III) is a writer, editor, small press publisher, and Turtle Islander. He is the author-editor of 17 books, as well as resident poet and essay contributor at axisoflogic.com. He teaches haiku, brush calligraphy, and more. Mankh enjoys learning about cultural traditions worldwide, plus music, meditation, munchies, and more. His literary website: www.allbook-books.com

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

More than half of the United States is named for Native words and places yet rarely are the actual Native Peoples and their traditions acknowledged. This presentation will bridge the gap between name and Peoples, place and respect for the environment aka Mother Earth, revealing how geopolitics and resource extractions have mis-shaped the sacred land, air, and waters. Other state names reflect the colonial royalty mindset and foreign religion, and it is this dynamic tension that is still playing out in our everyday lives. Monuments and signs also perpetuate misperceptions, while sports team names allow centuries of racism to linger. How united are the United States and what can be done to heal the long-standing divisions?

Mankh (Walter E. Harris III) is a writer, editor, small press publisher, and Turtle Islander. He is the author-editor of 17 books, as well as resident poet and essay contributor at axisoflogic.com. He teaches haiku, brush calligraphy, and more. Mankh enjoys learning about cultural traditions worldwide, plus music, meditation, munchies, and more. His literary website: www.allbook-books.com

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

New study group led by Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh, focusing on a 360-degree perspective on wellness.  Discussions will focus on 4 elements of wellness: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.

          WELLNESS

Registration strongly suggested beginning June 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, June 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

New study group led by Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh, focusing on a 360-degree perspective on wellness.  Discussions will focus on 4 elements of wellness: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.

          WELLNESS

Registration strongly suggested beginning June 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, June 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Wednesday July 18, 2018
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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chess at Main

Enjoy a game of chess.   All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Enjoy a game of chess.   All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

2017, 114 minutes, rated PG-13

Director:  Kenneth Branagh

Cast:      Kenneth Branagh, Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Daisy Ridley, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Josh Gad,Judi Dench, Derek Jacobi, Michael Pena

Synopsis: What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, it tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone is a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.

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

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

2017, 114 minutes, rated PG-13

Director:  Kenneth Branagh

Cast:      Kenneth Branagh, Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Daisy Ridley, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Josh Gad,Judi Dench, Derek Jacobi, Michael Pena

Synopsis: What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, it tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone is a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.

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
Essential Oils and Self Care with Nicole Leone

Essential oils can be used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications.  Join health teacher Nicole Leone for her lecture on the basics of essential oils.  She will empower you with information on the healing qualities of essential oils, how to use them for everyday ailments, and how they can assist to support and balance your life. Bring your sense of smell!

Nicole Leone, LMT, CIMI, Essential oils teacher, is a mother of three who found a natural way to treat everyday remedies for her family.  She has been teaching and supporting clients using essential oils products for 5 years.  She has been doing massage for 18 years and teaching Pilates for 7 years.  She combines the love of oils in everything she does, and teaches and empowers others to use essential oils for their everyday ailments.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

Essential oils can be used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications.  Join health teacher Nicole Leone for her lecture on the basics of essential oils.  She will empower you with information on the healing qualities of essential oils, how to use them for everyday ailments, and how they can assist to support and balance your life. Bring your sense of smell!

Nicole Leone, LMT, CIMI, Essential oils teacher, is a mother of three who found a natural way to treat everyday remedies for her family.  She has been teaching and supporting clients using essential oils products for 5 years.  She has been doing massage for 18 years and teaching Pilates for 7 years.  She combines the love of oils in everything she does, and teaches and empowers others to use essential oils for their everyday ailments.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

Thursday July 19, 2018
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1:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Community Blood Drive
LI Blood Services

Great Neck Library Community Blood Drive

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Main Library, 159 Bayview Ave., Great Neck 11023

Community Room

1:30 p.m. ~ 7:30 p.m.

Receive 2 FREE METS Tickets for Donating Blood!

Donor Requirements -

  • Bring DONOR CARD or ID with photo or signature
  • Age Requirements: 16-75 (16 yr olds need parental consent, 76 and older need doctor’s note)
  • Minimum weight 110 lbs
  • Eat well & drink fluids before donating
  • No new tattoos for the past 12 months.

For questions regarding medical eligibility, call (800) 688-0900.   New York Blood Center.

All Donors will receive an electronic voucher for a pair of tickets to an upcoming NY METS game! (vouchers will be emailed)

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Great Neck Library Community Blood Drive

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Main Library, 159 Bayview Ave., Great Neck 11023

Community Room

1:30 p.m. ~ 7:30 p.m.

Receive 2 FREE METS Tickets for Donating Blood!

Donor Requirements -

  • Bring DONOR CARD or ID with photo or signature
  • Age Requirements: 16-75 (16 yr olds need parental consent, 76 and older need doctor’s note)
  • Minimum weight 110 lbs
  • Eat well & drink fluids before donating
  • No new tattoos for the past 12 months.

For questions regarding medical eligibility, call (800) 688-0900.   New York Blood Center.

All Donors will receive an electronic voucher for a pair of tickets to an upcoming NY METS game! (vouchers will be emailed)

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Friday July 20, 2018
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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Adelphi University Hy Weinberg Center for Communication Disorders
Free Hearing Screenings

The Hy Weinberg Center at Adelphi University is pleased to offer free, basic hearing screenings to the public. Students and audiology faculty will be available to screen anyone over the age of 4 years of age.The purpose of the screenings are to help identify those who need further diagnostic audiological testing. Following the screening, appropriate recommendations will be made.

Appointment not needed.  First-come, first-served.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

The Hy Weinberg Center at Adelphi University is pleased to offer free, basic hearing screenings to the public. Students and audiology faculty will be available to screen anyone over the age of 4 years of age.The purpose of the screenings are to help identify those who need further diagnostic audiological testing. Following the screening, appropriate recommendations will be made.

Appointment not needed.  First-come, first-served.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Saturday July 21, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tai Chi with Joseph Panico

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

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

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes. In-person registration only (check, cash or money order made payable to "Great Neck Library") beginning June 25 for Great Neck School District residents and July 2 for non-residents.

Series runs July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25 and September 8.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes. In-person registration only (check, cash or money order made payable to "Great Neck Library") beginning June 25 for Great Neck School District residents and July 2 for non-residents.

Series runs July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25 and September 8.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Monday July 23, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only.  Registration begins June 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and July 2 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library .  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

Classes July 9 to 30, August 6 to 20, and September 17.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only.  Registration begins June 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and July 2 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library .  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

Classes July 9 to 30, August 6 to 20, and September 17.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
An Afternoon at the Barnes Museum presented by Louise Cella Caruso

In this PowerPoint presentation, we will examine select works of impressionist, post-impressionist and early modern works on display at the Barnes Museum.  Dr. Albert Barnes assembled one of the world’s most important holdings of fine art. From the moment the gallery became available, Dr. Barnes excitedly installed his collection.  The Barnes Museum holds 3000 masterpieces: 181 Renoir’s, 69 Cezanne’s, 59 Matisse’s, 46 Picasso’s, 16 Modigliani’s, 7 Van Gogh’s, and a myriad of decorative art objects. The collection has been praised for the singularity, boldness, and independence of Barnes’ vision.

Louise Cella Caruso has developed 23 art lectures thus far. She has a certification in art and antique appraising from C.W. Post, LIU’s Appraisal Institute.  She continued course study at museums in the US and Europe. Her research is ongoing.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

In this PowerPoint presentation, we will examine select works of impressionist, post-impressionist and early modern works on display at the Barnes Museum.  Dr. Albert Barnes assembled one of the world’s most important holdings of fine art. From the moment the gallery became available, Dr. Barnes excitedly installed his collection.  The Barnes Museum holds 3000 masterpieces: 181 Renoir’s, 69 Cezanne’s, 59 Matisse’s, 46 Picasso’s, 16 Modigliani’s, 7 Van Gogh’s, and a myriad of decorative art objects. The collection has been praised for the singularity, boldness, and independence of Barnes’ vision.

Louise Cella Caruso has developed 23 art lectures thus far. She has a certification in art and antique appraising from C.W. Post, LIU’s Appraisal Institute.  She continued course study at museums in the US and Europe. Her research is ongoing.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

Tuesday July 24, 2018
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3D Printing for Beginners!

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Join us for this 4-week program on the basics of 3d printing and design. Work with Makerbot Print, Thingiverse, and Tinkercad to print existing designs and make your own!

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

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Join us for this 4-week program on the basics of 3d printing and design. Work with Makerbot Print, Thingiverse, and Tinkercad to print existing designs and make your own!

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Let’s Face the Music and Dance: The Films of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers with Philip Harwood

We see great chemistry in the musical films of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Starring in nine classic musicals at RKO, and then a reunion film at MGM, Astaire and Rogers not only advanced the genre of dance in the Hollywood Musical, but during a period of national economic crisis, this pair pulled us away from the misery of the world, danced their way into our hearts, and fulfilled our dreams. Film Historian Philip Harwood discusses the wonderful  films of Astaire and Rogers, with clips from  such films as Top Hat, Swing Time, Shall We Dance, The Barkleys of Broadway, and others.

Philip Harwood is a Film Historian and lectures on film at LIU: Post, where he is an Adjunct Lecturer in the Hutton House Lectures.  He teaches film studies at 92nd Street Y and the JCC in Manhattan and is a published author.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

We see great chemistry in the musical films of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Starring in nine classic musicals at RKO, and then a reunion film at MGM, Astaire and Rogers not only advanced the genre of dance in the Hollywood Musical, but during a period of national economic crisis, this pair pulled us away from the misery of the world, danced their way into our hearts, and fulfilled our dreams. Film Historian Philip Harwood discusses the wonderful  films of Astaire and Rogers, with clips from  such films as Top Hat, Swing Time, Shall We Dance, The Barkleys of Broadway, and others.

Philip Harwood is a Film Historian and lectures on film at LIU: Post, where he is an Adjunct Lecturer in the Hutton House Lectures.  He teaches film studies at 92nd Street Y and the JCC in Manhattan and is a published author.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

Wednesday July 25, 2018
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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chess at Main

Enjoy a game of chess.   All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Enjoy a game of chess.   All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

LEISURE SEEKER

2017, 112 minutes, rated R

Director:  Paolo Virzi

Cast:      Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland, Janel Maloney, Joshua Mikel, Kirsty Mitchell, Dana Ivey, Christian Mckay

Synopsis:  A couple go on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker.

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

LEISURE SEEKER

2017, 112 minutes, rated R

Director:  Paolo Virzi

Cast:      Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland, Janel Maloney, Joshua Mikel, Kirsty Mitchell, Dana Ivey, Christian Mckay

Synopsis:  A couple go on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker.

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 July 26, 2018
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Sun Safety: Protecting Yourself from Skin Cancer (and Dehydration)
Dr. Penny Stern of Northwell

With the summer here, it's especially timely to remember a few key rules regarding sun safety. This presentation will look at how we can have fun in the sun without increasing the risk for skin cancer.  It will also discuss the importance of proper hydration in the summer (and all year 'round.)

Please note earlier starting time.

                                                                                                        

Dr. Penny Stern is the Director, Preventive Medicine at the Department of Occupational Medicine, Epidemiology, and Prevention and the Center for Equity of Care, the Co-Chair of the system-wide Continuing Medical Education Committee, and an Assistant Professor at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine.  She is board-certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. 

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

With the summer here, it's especially timely to remember a few key rules regarding sun safety. This presentation will look at how we can have fun in the sun without increasing the risk for skin cancer.  It will also discuss the importance of proper hydration in the summer (and all year 'round.)

Please note earlier starting time.

                                                                                                        

Dr. Penny Stern is the Director, Preventive Medicine at the Department of Occupational Medicine, Epidemiology, and Prevention and the Center for Equity of Care, the Co-Chair of the system-wide Continuing Medical Education Committee, and an Assistant Professor at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine.  She is board-certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. 

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only.  Registration begins June 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and July 2 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library .  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

Classes July 12 & 26, August 2 to 23, September 6 & 13.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only.  Registration begins June 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and July 2 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library .  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

Classes July 12 & 26, August 2 to 23, September 6 & 13.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Friday July 27, 2018
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Writer Within facilitated by Lynda Aron

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

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

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:00 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 June 25 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254, or register online.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

Saturday July 28, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tai Chi with Joseph Panico

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

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

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes. In-person registration only (check, cash or money order made payable to "Great Neck Library") beginning June 25 for Great Neck School District residents and July 2 for non-residents.

Series runs July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25 and September 8.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes. In-person registration only (check, cash or money order made payable to "Great Neck Library") beginning June 25 for Great Neck School District residents and July 2 for non-residents.

Series runs July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25 and September 8.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Monday July 30, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only.  Registration begins June 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and July 2 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library .  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

Classes July 9 to 30, August 6 to 20, and September 17.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only.  Registration begins June 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and July 2 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library .  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

Classes July 9 to 30, August 6 to 20, and September 17.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday July 31, 2018
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3D Printing for Beginners!

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Join us for this 4-week program on the basics of 3d printing and design. Work with Makerbot Print, Thingiverse, and Tinkercad to print existing designs and make your own!

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

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Join us for this 4-week program on the basics of 3d printing and design. Work with Makerbot Print, Thingiverse, and Tinkercad to print existing designs and make your own!

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Found Poetry from Old Books with Librarian Christy Orquera

Join us for an afternoon of creativity while saving the planet. We’re upcycling discarded books to create “found poetry” and art. You’ll learn how to “find” poetry and create something truly one-of-a-kind by choosing words or phrases from any page of any book and reframing it into a literary collage. We’ll provide the things you’ll need to create something unique and inspirational. No registration required. For further information, call the Reference Dept. (Christy or Donna) at (516) 466-8055, ext. 218.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Join us for an afternoon of creativity while saving the planet. We’re upcycling discarded books to create “found poetry” and art. You’ll learn how to “find” poetry and create something truly one-of-a-kind by choosing words or phrases from any page of any book and reframing it into a literary collage. We’ll provide the things you’ll need to create something unique and inspirational. No registration required. For further information, call the Reference Dept. (Christy or Donna) at (516) 466-8055, ext. 218.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Which Zodiac Sign Am I Compatible With?
presented by Patricia Weiss, Astrologer

Every astrological sign is unique in its expression; i.e., Cancers are more emotional than  Aquarians; Capricorns are more practical than Sagittarians, and Scorpios are more loyal than Geminis. When it comes to astrology, more often than not - birds of a feather don't necessarily flock together.   Join astrologer Patricia Weiss and find out how the different signs of the zodiac interact with one another.

Patricia is past president of the Long Island Chapter of NCGR (National Council of Geocosmic research), the prestigious international astrology organization, and has been practicing astrology for over 20 years. She has appeared on numerous LI cable and radio shows, sharing her forecasts to enthusiastic audiences. Patricia is the Ten Minute Astrologer.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

Every astrological sign is unique in its expression; i.e., Cancers are more emotional than  Aquarians; Capricorns are more practical than Sagittarians, and Scorpios are more loyal than Geminis. When it comes to astrology, more often than not - birds of a feather don't necessarily flock together.   Join astrologer Patricia Weiss and find out how the different signs of the zodiac interact with one another.

Patricia is past president of the Long Island Chapter of NCGR (National Council of Geocosmic research), the prestigious international astrology organization, and has been practicing astrology for over 20 years. She has appeared on numerous LI cable and radio shows, sharing her forecasts to enthusiastic audiences. Patricia is the Ten Minute Astrologer.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Found Poetry from Old Books with Librarian Christy Orquera

Join us for an afternoon of creativity while saving the planet. We’re upcycling discarded books to create “found poetry” and art. You’ll learn how to “find” poetry and create something truly one-of-a-kind by choosing words or phrases from any page of any book and reframing it into a literary collage. We’ll provide the things you’ll need to create something unique and inspirational. No registration required. For further information, call the Reference Dept. (Christy or Donna) at (516) 466-8055, ext. 218.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Join us for an afternoon of creativity while saving the planet. We’re upcycling discarded books to create “found poetry” and art. You’ll learn how to “find” poetry and create something truly one-of-a-kind by choosing words or phrases from any page of any book and reframing it into a literary collage. We’ll provide the things you’ll need to create something unique and inspirational. No registration required. For further information, call the Reference Dept. (Christy or Donna) at (516) 466-8055, ext. 218.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Wednesday August 1, 2018
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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chess at Main

Enjoy a game of chess.   All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Enjoy a game of chess.   All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN

2017, 105 minutes, rated PG

Director:  Michael Gracey

Cast:      Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron

Synopsis:  Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, the musical tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation

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 GREATEST SHOWMAN

2017, 105 minutes, rated PG

Director:  Michael Gracey

Cast:      Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron

Synopsis:  Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, the musical tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation

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 August 2, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
The New Woman and the 5-Cent Hot Dog Art Lecture/Slides presented by Evelyn Silver
Come and see how major artists capture, in their paintings, the spirit of the time (1920-1940). They show us the changing roles of women from shop girl to stenographer to siren. Among the artists presented will be Isabel Bishop, Raphael Soyer, Kenneth Hayes Miller, and Reginald Marsh.
 
Evelyn Silver is a docent with the Nassau County Museum of Art, and lecturer - University Without Walls.
 
Fourteenth St., 1932 (oil on canvas, 14 x 26")
by Isabel Bishop

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Come and see how major artists capture, in their paintings, the spirit of the time (1920-1940). They show us the changing roles of women from shop girl to stenographer to siren. Among the artists presented will be Isabel Bishop, Raphael Soyer, Kenneth Hayes Miller, and Reginald Marsh.
 
Evelyn Silver is a docent with the Nassau County Museum of Art, and lecturer - University Without Walls.
 
Fourteenth St., 1932 (oil on canvas, 14 x 26")
by Isabel Bishop

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only.  Registration begins June 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and July 2 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library .  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

Classes July 12 & 26, August 2 to 23, September 6 & 13.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only.  Registration begins June 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and July 2 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library .  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

Classes July 12 & 26, August 2 to 23, September 6 & 13.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Friday August 3, 2018
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3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Socrates Salon with Conversation Host Ron Gross

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Saturday August 4, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tai Chi with Joseph Panico

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

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

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes. In-person registration only (check, cash or money order made payable to "Great Neck Library") beginning June 25 for Great Neck School District residents and July 2 for non-residents.

Series runs July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25 and September 8.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes. In-person registration only (check, cash or money order made payable to "Great Neck Library") beginning June 25 for Great Neck School District residents and July 2 for non-residents.

Series runs July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25 and September 8.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Monday August 6, 2018
rec_yoga
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only.  Registration begins June 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and July 2 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library .  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

Classes July 9 to 30, August 6 to 20, and September 17.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only.  Registration begins June 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and July 2 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library .  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

Classes July 9 to 30, August 6 to 20, and September 17.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Origami Workshop with Librarian Jennifer Ransom

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Learn the Dahlia Fold and the many ways it can be used to create an origami project. Facilitated by Librarian Jennifer Ransom.

All material is included and registration is strongly suggested (for material).  Limited to 10.  Register beginning July 25 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

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Learn the Dahlia Fold and the many ways it can be used to create an origami project. Facilitated by Librarian Jennifer Ransom.

All material is included and registration is strongly suggested (for material).  Limited to 10.  Register beginning July 25 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Author John P. Cardone
The Healing Power of Nature

Author and Wildlife Photographer John P. Cardone

The Healing Power of Nature: A Practical Exploration of How Nature Can Influence Our Health and Well - Being

Along the way, John calls on over 30 years as a patient & health education video producer, his own fight with illness, and his years as a lover of the outdoors, while presenting scientific facts. Enjoy John’s waterscape and wildlife photographs while discovering how to reconnect with nature. Learn about which nature we are referring to, the importance of calming your mind, the health benefits of the outdoors, happiness & the restorative advantage of nature, and why it is especially important to share this spirit with children—all of which will inspire you to spend more time with nature.

John’s photography will be on display in the Library’s Gallery during the month of August.

         

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

Author and Wildlife Photographer John P. Cardone

The Healing Power of Nature: A Practical Exploration of How Nature Can Influence Our Health and Well - Being

Along the way, John calls on over 30 years as a patient & health education video producer, his own fight with illness, and his years as a lover of the outdoors, while presenting scientific facts. Enjoy John’s waterscape and wildlife photographs while discovering how to reconnect with nature. Learn about which nature we are referring to, the importance of calming your mind, the health benefits of the outdoors, happiness & the restorative advantage of nature, and why it is especially important to share this spirit with children—all of which will inspire you to spend more time with nature.

John’s photography will be on display in the Library’s Gallery during the month of August.

         

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

Tuesday August 7, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Eddie and Jean Costello's Trash or Treasure Antiques Road Show

Do you have something that is old, unusual—perhaps even bizarre? How many times have you thought that maybe it has some value, or that it even could be very valuable? Learn how to identify today’s hottest antiques and collectibles. This new program places more emphasis on the antiques roadshow format – providing each person with a more comprehensive evaluation of their item, answering the “how did he arrive at that” question.

This is a lecture that is not only informative, but highly entertaining as well. Your treasure may even win you an award for most unique antique or collectible.

Edward Costello is a Certified Appraiser of antiques and collectibles. American Appraisers Assn. Mr. Costello is not in the business of buying and selling.

Registration begins June 25 at 10:00 a.m. by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Do you have something that is old, unusual—perhaps even bizarre? How many times have you thought that maybe it has some value, or that it even could be very valuable? Learn how to identify today’s hottest antiques and collectibles. This new program places more emphasis on the antiques roadshow format – providing each person with a more comprehensive evaluation of their item, answering the “how did he arrive at that” question.

This is a lecture that is not only informative, but highly entertaining as well. Your treasure may even win you an award for most unique antique or collectible.

Edward Costello is a Certified Appraiser of antiques and collectibles. American Appraisers Assn. Mr. Costello is not in the business of buying and selling.

Registration begins June 25 at 10:00 a.m. by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
3D Printing for Beginners!

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Join us for this 4-week program on the basics of 3d printing and design. Work with Makerbot Print, Thingiverse, and Tinkercad to print existing designs and make your own!

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

Image result for 3d printing

Join us for this 4-week program on the basics of 3d printing and design. Work with Makerbot Print, Thingiverse, and Tinkercad to print existing designs and make your own!

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library


Wednesday August 8, 2018
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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chess at Main

Enjoy a game of chess.   All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Enjoy a game of chess.   All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

2017, 132 minutes, rated R

Director:  Luca Guadagnino

Cast:      Armie Hammer, Timothee Chalamet, Michael Stuhlberg

Synopsis:  In Northern Italy in 1983, seventeen-year-old Elio begins a relationship with visiting Oliver, his father's research assistant, with whom he bonds over his emerging sexuality, their Jewish heritage, and the beguiling Italian landscape.

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

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

2017, 132 minutes, rated R

Director:  Luca Guadagnino

Cast:      Armie Hammer, Timothee Chalamet, Michael Stuhlberg

Synopsis:  In Northern Italy in 1983, seventeen-year-old Elio begins a relationship with visiting Oliver, his father's research assistant, with whom he bonds over his emerging sexuality, their Jewish heritage, and the beguiling Italian landscape.

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:00 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. She teaches at gyms, clinical centers, corporations and privately in the NY area.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

Thursday August 9, 2018
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The Biology of Belief: Beyond Your Genes Discussion with Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh

Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh will be discussing scientist Bruce Lipton's research on mind-body-spirit connection and how your beliefs can affect your biology and health.

    

Registration strongly suggested beginning June 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, June 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh will be discussing scientist Bruce Lipton's research on mind-body-spirit connection and how your beliefs can affect your biology and health.

    

Registration strongly suggested beginning June 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, June 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only.  Registration begins June 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and July 2 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library .  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

Classes July 12 & 26, August 2 to 23, September 6 & 13.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only.  Registration begins June 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and July 2 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library .  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

Classes July 12 & 26, August 2 to 23, September 6 & 13.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes. In-person registration only (check, cash or money order made payable to "Great Neck Library") beginning June 25 for Great Neck School District residents and July 2 for non-residents.

Series runs July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25 and September 8.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes. In-person registration only (check, cash or money order made payable to "Great Neck Library") beginning June 25 for Great Neck School District residents and July 2 for non-residents.

Series runs July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25 and September 8.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Monday August 13, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only.  Registration begins June 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and July 2 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library .  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

Classes July 9 to 30, August 6 to 20, and September 17.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only.  Registration begins June 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and July 2 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library .  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

Classes July 9 to 30, August 6 to 20, and September 17.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday August 14, 2018
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Great Decisions Encore with Librarian Christy Orquera
  • The Waning of Pax Americana?

Registration required.   Fee for all sessions and the Briefing Book for the year is $10.00.  Call 466-8055, ext. 218, 219 or 254 for further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
  • The Waning of Pax Americana?

Registration required.   Fee for all sessions and the Briefing Book for the year is $10.00.  Call 466-8055, ext. 218, 219 or 254 for further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
3D Printing for Beginners!

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Join us for this 4-week program on the basics of 3d printing and design. Work with Makerbot Print, Thingiverse, and Tinkercad to print existing designs and make your own!

CONTACT:  Adam Hinz  516-466-8055 ext.246  ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Library, Study Room 120

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Join us for this 4-week program on the basics of 3d printing and design. Work with Makerbot Print, Thingiverse, and Tinkercad to print existing designs and make your own!

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

LOCATION: Main Library, Study Room 120

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Great Decisions Encore with Librarian Christy Orquera
  • Russia’s Foreign Policy

Registration required.   Fee for all sessions and the Briefing Book for the year is $10.00.  Call 466-8055, ext. 218, 219 or 254 for further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
  • Russia’s Foreign Policy

Registration required.   Fee for all sessions and the Briefing Book for the year is $10.00.  Call 466-8055, ext. 218, 219 or 254 for further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

New study group led by Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh, focusing on a 360-degree perspective on wellness.  Discussions will focus on 4 elements of wellness: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.

          WELLNESS

Registration strongly suggested beginning June 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, June 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

New study group led by Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh, focusing on a 360-degree perspective on wellness.  Discussions will focus on 4 elements of wellness: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.

          WELLNESS

Registration strongly suggested beginning June 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, June 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Wednesday August 15, 2018
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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chess at Main

Enjoy a game of chess.   All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Enjoy a game of chess.   All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD

2017, 132 minutes, rated R

Director:  Ridley Scott

Cast:      Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg, Timothy Hutton, Charlie Plummer, Romain Duris

Synopsis: The kidnapping of sixteen-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail to convince his billionaire grandfather to pay the ransom.

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

ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD

2017, 132 minutes, rated R

Director:  Ridley Scott

Cast:      Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg, Timothy Hutton, Charlie Plummer, Romain Duris

Synopsis: The kidnapping of sixteen-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail to convince his billionaire grandfather to pay the ransom.

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 August 16, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Running Against The Machine presented by Jim Coll
Few local elections demonstrate the dysfunction of New York election law as much as the only Republican primary race for a seat on the Nassau County Legislature in 2017.  James Coll, former candidate for the 15th District, and Christopher Paolillo, the campaign manager, will provide an eye-opening, non-partisan discussion about the seemingly insurmountable challenges they faced getting on the ballot from the day they announced to Election Day.  If there was any doubt you had about the need to reform our state’s election system, this lecture will provide some valuable answers and leave you asking some important questions as well.
 

Jim Coll is an Adjunct Professor of American and Constitutional History at Hofstra University and Nassau Community College, an NYPD detective and the founder of ChangeNYS, a nonprofit organization formed to educate New Yorkers about the need for nonpartisan civic understanding and political reform in the state. 

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Few local elections demonstrate the dysfunction of New York election law as much as the only Republican primary race for a seat on the Nassau County Legislature in 2017.  James Coll, former candidate for the 15th District, and Christopher Paolillo, the campaign manager, will provide an eye-opening, non-partisan discussion about the seemingly insurmountable challenges they faced getting on the ballot from the day they announced to Election Day.  If there was any doubt you had about the need to reform our state’s election system, this lecture will provide some valuable answers and leave you asking some important questions as well.
 

Jim Coll is an Adjunct Professor of American and Constitutional History at Hofstra University and Nassau Community College, an NYPD detective and the founder of ChangeNYS, a nonprofit organization formed to educate New Yorkers about the need for nonpartisan civic understanding and political reform in the state. 

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only.  Registration begins June 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and July 2 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library .  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

Classes July 12 & 26, August 2 to 23, September 6 & 13.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only.  Registration begins June 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and July 2 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library .  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

Classes July 12 & 26, August 2 to 23, September 6 & 13.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Saturday August 18, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tai Chi with Joseph Panico

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

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

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes. In-person registration only (check, cash or money order made payable to "Great Neck Library") beginning June 25 for Great Neck School District residents and July 2 for non-residents.

Series runs July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25 and September 8.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes. In-person registration only (check, cash or money order made payable to "Great Neck Library") beginning June 25 for Great Neck School District residents and July 2 for non-residents.

Series runs July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25 and September 8.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Monday August 20, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only.  Registration begins June 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and July 2 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library .  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

Classes July 9 to 30, August 6 to 20, and September 17.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only.  Registration begins June 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and July 2 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library .  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

Classes July 9 to 30, August 6 to 20, and September 17.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday August 21, 2018
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Great Decisions Encore with Librarian Christy Orquera
  • China and America: The New Geopolitical Equation

 

Registration required.   Fee for all sessions and the Briefing Book for the year is $10.00.  Call 466-8055, ext. 218, 219 or 254 for further information.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
  • China and America: The New Geopolitical Equation

 

Registration required.   Fee for all sessions and the Briefing Book for the year is $10.00.  Call 466-8055, ext. 218, 219 or 254 for further information.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

 
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Property Tax Exemptions Workshop

Department of Assessment staff will provide individual assistance to any homeowner who would like to file for his or her Veterans, Senior Citizen, Cold War Veterans, Volunteer Firefighters and Ambulance Workers, Limited Income Disability, or Home Improvement exemption on-site.  Homeowners who will be filing for a property tax exemption are encouraged to make copies of their 2017 Federal and State Income Tax Forms, Driver’s License, and any other documentation that is required prior to the workshop.  For further information regarding property tax exemptions that are offered by Nassau County, please contact the Department of Assessment at (516) 571-1500

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

Department of Assessment staff will provide individual assistance to any homeowner who would like to file for his or her Veterans, Senior Citizen, Cold War Veterans, Volunteer Firefighters and Ambulance Workers, Limited Income Disability, or Home Improvement exemption on-site.  Homeowners who will be filing for a property tax exemption are encouraged to make copies of their 2017 Federal and State Income Tax Forms, Driver’s License, and any other documentation that is required prior to the workshop.  For further information regarding property tax exemptions that are offered by Nassau County, please contact the Department of Assessment at (516) 571-1500

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
3D Printing for Beginners!

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Join us for this 4-week program on the basics of 3d printing and design. Work with Makerbot Print, Thingiverse, and Tinkercad to print existing designs and make your own!

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

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Join us for this 4-week program on the basics of 3d printing and design. Work with Makerbot Print, Thingiverse, and Tinkercad to print existing designs and make your own!

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

LOCATION: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Great Decisions Encore with Librarian Christy Orquera
  • Media and Foreign Policy

Registration required.   Fee for all sessions and the Briefing Book for the year is $10.00.  Call 466-8055, ext. 218, 219 or 254 for further information.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
  • Media and Foreign Policy

Registration required.   Fee for all sessions and the Briefing Book for the year is $10.00.  Call 466-8055, ext. 218, 219 or 254 for further information.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Wednesday August 22, 2018
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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chess at Main

Enjoy a game of chess.   All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Enjoy a game of chess.   All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

GET OUT

2017, 104 minutes, rated R

Director:  Jordan Peele

Cast:      Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Marcus Henderson, Betty Gabriel

Synopsis: A young black man meets his white girlfriend's parents at their estate, only to find out that the situation is much more sinister than it appears.

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

GET OUT

2017, 104 minutes, rated R

Director:  Jordan Peele

Cast:      Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Marcus Henderson, Betty Gabriel

Synopsis: A young black man meets his white girlfriend's parents at their estate, only to find out that the situation is much more sinister than it appears.

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 August 23, 2018
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only.  Registration begins June 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and July 2 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library .  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

Classes July 12 & 26, August 2 to 23, September 6 & 13.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only.  Registration begins June 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and July 2 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library .  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

Classes July 12 & 26, August 2 to 23, September 6 & 13.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Friday August 24, 2018
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Writer Within facilitated by Lynda Aron

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

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

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:00 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 June 25 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254, or register online.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

Saturday August 25, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tai Chi with Joseph Panico

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

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

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes. In-person registration only (check, cash or money order made payable to "Great Neck Library") beginning June 25 for Great Neck School District residents and July 2 for non-residents.

Series runs July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25 and September 8.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes. In-person registration only (check, cash or money order made payable to "Great Neck Library") beginning June 25 for Great Neck School District residents and July 2 for non-residents.

Series runs July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25 and September 8.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday August 28, 2018
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Great Decisions Encore with Librarian Christy Orquera

Turkey: A Partner in Crisis

Registration required.   Fee for all sessions and the Briefing Book for the year is $10.00.  Call 466-8055, ext. 218, 219 or 254 for further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Turkey: A Partner in Crisis

Registration required.   Fee for all sessions and the Briefing Book for the year is $10.00.  Call 466-8055, ext. 218, 219 or 254 for further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
3D Printing for Beginners!

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Join us for this 4-week program on the basics of 3d printing and design. Work with Makerbot Print, Thingiverse, and Tinkercad to print existing designs and make your own!

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

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Join us for this 4-week program on the basics of 3d printing and design. Work with Makerbot Print, Thingiverse, and Tinkercad to print existing designs and make your own!

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Great Decisions Encore with Librarian Christy Orquera

Turkey: A Partner in Crisis

Registration required.   Fee for all sessions and the Briefing Book for the year is $10.00.  Call 466-8055, ext. 218, 219 or 254 for further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Turkey: A Partner in Crisis

Registration required.   Fee for all sessions and the Briefing Book for the year is $10.00.  Call 466-8055, ext. 218, 219 or 254 for further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Wednesday August 29, 2018
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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chess at Main

Enjoy a game of chess.   All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Enjoy a game of chess.   All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

MOLLY'S GAME

2017, 141 minutes, rated R

Director:  Aaron Sorkin

Cast:      Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera

Synopsis:  The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target.

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

MOLLY'S GAME

2017, 141 minutes, rated R

Director:  Aaron Sorkin

Cast:      Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera

Synopsis:  The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target.

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

Wednesday September 5, 2018
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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chess at Main

Enjoy a game of chess.   All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Enjoy a game of chess.   All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

THE FLORIDA PROJECT

2017, 115 minutes, rated R

Director:  Sean Baker

Cast:      Willem Dafoe, Brooklyn Prince, Valeria Cotto

Synopsis:  Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World.

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 FLORIDA PROJECT

2017, 115 minutes, rated R

Director:  Sean Baker

Cast:      Willem Dafoe, Brooklyn Prince, Valeria Cotto

Synopsis:  Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World.

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 September 6, 2018
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only.  Registration begins June 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and July 2 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library .  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

Classes July 12 & 26, August 2 to 23, September 6 & 13.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only.  Registration begins June 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and July 2 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library .  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

Classes July 12 & 26, August 2 to 23, September 6 & 13.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Friday September 7, 2018
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3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Socrates Salon with Conversation Host Ron Gross

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Saturday September 8, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tai Chi with Joseph Panico

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

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

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes. In-person registration only (check, cash or money order made payable to "Great Neck Library") beginning June 25 for Great Neck School District residents and July 2 for non-residents.

Series runs July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25 and September 8.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes. In-person registration only (check, cash or money order made payable to "Great Neck Library") beginning June 25 for Great Neck School District residents and July 2 for non-residents.

Series runs July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25 and September 8.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday September 11, 2018
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Great Decisions facilitated by Rhoda Plotkin

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

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

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

Sessions will be held on January 9, February 13, March 13, April 10, May 8, September 11, October 9, and November 13, 2018.

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

September 11 Topic:  U.S. Global Engagement & the Military

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

Sessions will be held on January 9, February 13, March 13, April 10, May 8, September 11, October 9, and November 13, 2018.

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

September 11 Topic:  U.S. Global Engagement & the Military

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

Enjoy a game of chess.   All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Enjoy a game of chess.   All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

THE WEDDING PLAN

2016, 110 minutes, rated PG, Hebrew with English subtitles

Director:  Rama Burshtein

Cast:      Dafi Alferon, Noa Koler, Oded Leopold, Ronny Merhavi, Udi Persi

Synopsis:  A poignant and funny romantic comedy about love, marriage, and faith in life's infinite possibilities. Michal, blindsided by her fiance's decision to call off their wedding with only a month's notice, is unwilling to return to single life. Michal decides to put her trust in fate and continue with her wedding plans, believing Mr. Right will appear by her chosen date. As the day of the ceremony grows closer and no suitor appears, Michal puts everything on the line to find happiness.

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 WEDDING PLAN

2016, 110 minutes, rated PG, Hebrew with English subtitles

Director:  Rama Burshtein

Cast:      Dafi Alferon, Noa Koler, Oded Leopold, Ronny Merhavi, Udi Persi

Synopsis:  A poignant and funny romantic comedy about love, marriage, and faith in life's infinite possibilities. Michal, blindsided by her fiance's decision to call off their wedding with only a month's notice, is unwilling to return to single life. Michal decides to put her trust in fate and continue with her wedding plans, believing Mr. Right will appear by her chosen date. As the day of the ceremony grows closer and no suitor appears, Michal puts everything on the line to find happiness.

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:00 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. She teaches at gyms, clinical centers, corporations and privately in the NY area.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

Thursday September 13, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Northwell Outreach
Women's Health & Integrative Medicine
Lucy P. Gade MD, MPH

Women traditionally are responsible for the health of their entire families, not just themselves.  By focusing on the whole person, all aspects of lifestyle and the therapeutic relationship, Integrative Medicine, allows you to play a more active role in your health. Integrative Medicine employs such techniques as yoga, Tai Chi, Meditation, Pilates, Mindfulness, Acupuncture, Medical Nutrition Therapy and more. Come Join, Integrative Women’s Health Practitioner, Lucy Gade, MD, MPH and learn about the emerging field of Integrative Medicine and steps you can take to ensure better health for yourself and your loved ones.

Lucy P. Gade, MD, MPH is the Medical Director of the Center for Wellness & Integrative Medicine.   For over ten years, Dr. Gade has been practicing clinical medicine with a holistic focus on Women’s Health in Manhattan. Her goal is to empower each person to actively seek a healthy lifestyle before illness arises and to assist those experiencing health issues to responsibly manage their treatment.  Dr. Gade completed Dr. Andrew Weil's Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona's Center for Integrative Medicine. Her vision is  to facilitate collaboration between recommended traditional professional practice standards and integrate individual guided practices for overall improvement of health and well-being.

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

 

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

Women traditionally are responsible for the health of their entire families, not just themselves.  By focusing on the whole person, all aspects of lifestyle and the therapeutic relationship, Integrative Medicine, allows you to play a more active role in your health. Integrative Medicine employs such techniques as yoga, Tai Chi, Meditation, Pilates, Mindfulness, Acupuncture, Medical Nutrition Therapy and more. Come Join, Integrative Women’s Health Practitioner, Lucy Gade, MD, MPH and learn about the emerging field of Integrative Medicine and steps you can take to ensure better health for yourself and your loved ones.

Lucy P. Gade, MD, MPH is the Medical Director of the Center for Wellness & Integrative Medicine.   For over ten years, Dr. Gade has been practicing clinical medicine with a holistic focus on Women’s Health in Manhattan. Her goal is to empower each person to actively seek a healthy lifestyle before illness arises and to assist those experiencing health issues to responsibly manage their treatment.  Dr. Gade completed Dr. Andrew Weil's Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona's Center for Integrative Medicine. Her vision is  to facilitate collaboration between recommended traditional professional practice standards and integrate individual guided practices for overall improvement of health and well-being.

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

 

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only.  Registration begins June 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and July 2 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library .  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

Classes July 12 & 26, August 2 to 23, September 6 & 13.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only.  Registration begins June 25 for Great Neck School District residents, and July 2 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library .  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

Classes July 12 & 26, August 2 to 23, September 6 & 13.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Friday September 14, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
STAR (Senior Theater Acting Repertory)
An Afternoon of Theater

STAR-Senior Theater Acting Repertory is committed to serving the diverse culture of Queens seniors and the community at large by presenting live theatrical programs that will entertain, inspire, and educate our audiences while showcasing its members’ talents and promoting a more positive image of older, “Young at Heart” adults.

In recognition of its aims and efforts, STAR has been awarded grants through the Queens Council on the Arts and The Josephine Foundation.

 

Registration suggested beginning June 25 by cal