Tuesday December 18, 2018
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Allies in Wellness: Who Are We Becoming? with Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
There are 23 spaces available.

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are 23 spaces available.

Wednesday December 19, 2018
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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chess at Main

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

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

OCEAN'S 8

2018, 110 minutes, rated PG-13

Director:  Gary Ross

Cast:  Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Grifin Dunne

Synopsis:  Debbie Ocean gathers a crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala.

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

OCEAN'S 8

2018, 110 minutes, rated PG-13

Director:  Gary Ross

Cast:  Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Grifin Dunne

Synopsis:  Debbie Ocean gathers a crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala.

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 December 20, 2018
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Holiday Tech Time

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 Wondering which device to buy family and friends for the holidays?

 Want to learn how to use the fancy new tech gadget you received?

 Still can’t use your tech gifts from last year?

 

 Stop by the Main Library from 12:00 to 2:00 pm

 Thursdays, December 6 to 27.

 

 In Study Room 120      No appointment needed.

CONTACT: Christopher Van Wickler  516-466-8055 ext.230  cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org
LOCATION: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library

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 Wondering which device to buy family and friends for the holidays?

 Want to learn how to use the fancy new tech gadget you received?

 Still can’t use your tech gifts from last year?

 

 Stop by the Main Library from 12:00 to 2:00 pm

 Thursdays, December 6 to 27.

 

 In Study Room 120      No appointment needed.

CONTACT:
  Christopher Van Wickler
  516.466.8055 ext.230
  cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org

LOCATION: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Wednesday December 26, 2018
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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chess at Main

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Thursday December 27, 2018
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Holiday Tech Time

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 Wondering which device to buy family and friends for the holidays?

 Want to learn how to use the fancy new tech gadget you received?

 Still can’t use your tech gifts from last year?

 

 Stop by the Main Library from 12:00 to 2:00 pm

 Thursdays, December 6 to 27.

 

 In Study Room 120      No appointment needed.

CONTACT: Christopher Van Wickler  516-466-8055 ext.230  cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org
LOCATION: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library

Image result for holiday tech

 Wondering which device to buy family and friends for the holidays?

 Want to learn how to use the fancy new tech gadget you received?

 Still can’t use your tech gifts from last year?

 

 Stop by the Main Library from 12:00 to 2:00 pm

 Thursdays, December 6 to 27.

 

 In Study Room 120      No appointment needed.

CONTACT:
  Christopher Van Wickler
  516.466.8055 ext.230
  cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org

LOCATION: Multi-Purpose Room, Main Library

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Yoga and Meditation with Sharon Epstein

This is the Makeup Class for November 15 that was postponed due to the snow.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

This is the Makeup Class for November 15 that was postponed due to the snow.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Wednesday January 2, 2019
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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chess at Main

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Friday January 4, 2019
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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.  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.  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 January 5, 2019
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Performance Poets Association Readings coordinated by George Pafitis
Join us for our monthly Open Mic forum hosted by George Pafitis in collaboration with the Performance Poets Association. .Open to all.  Participate in reading your own work and/or listen and support others.

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

              

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

The event is coordinated and facilitated by George Pafitis.

Registration not needed.

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

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

              

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

The event is coordinated and facilitated by George Pafitis.

Registration not needed.

LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

Monday January 7, 2019
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
AARP Smart DriverTEK Workshop presented by Alan Lichtenthal

AARP Driver Safety has teamed up with The Hartford to develop a workshop to provide drivers with the necessary tools to navigate modern vehicle technology.  Smart DriverTEK is a new educational program that helps drivers to understand current and evolving vehicle safety technologies, how to use them and to recognize how these technologies might enhance their driving safety and extend their safe driving years.

Learn all about blind-spot detection systems, front-collision warning systems and more—and it’s free!

No fee.                                             

Alan Lichtenthal is an AARP Volunteer.

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

 

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

AARP Driver Safety has teamed up with The Hartford to develop a workshop to provide drivers with the necessary tools to navigate modern vehicle technology.  Smart DriverTEK is a new educational program that helps drivers to understand current and evolving vehicle safety technologies, how to use them and to recognize how these technologies might enhance their driving safety and extend their safe driving years.

Learn all about blind-spot detection systems, front-collision warning systems and more—and it’s free!

No fee.                                             

Alan Lichtenthal is an AARP Volunteer.

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

 

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

Tuesday January 8, 2019
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
GNL Tech Squad!

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Learn how to use your iPad or tablet, social media, Microsoft Office, smartphone apps, and more in a small group setting. Bring in specific questions and issues, or just learn the basics of technology. No registration required. 

CONTACT: Chris Van Wickler  516-466-8055 ext.246  cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org
LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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Learn how to use your iPad or tablet, social media, Microsoft Office, smartphone apps, and more in a small group setting. Bring in specific questions and issues, or just learn the basics of technology. No registration required. 

CONTACT:
  Chris Van Wickler
  516.466.8055 ext.246
  cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Author Jacqueline Becker
Raging Against Aging

With a humorous outlook, Jacqueline Becker takes on aging and its effects on every aspect of her life. From family and personal health to dead friends and the question of an afterlife, no topic is off limits in this down-to-earth book. n this collection of personal narratives, Becker explores where she is in life, where she's going, and where she wants to be, the spirit of the uphill battle to keep from feeling like you're over the hill.

Jacqueline Becker is a retired teacher and private tutor for reading and writing.  She has had over 20 articles appear in various publications. Through her writing, she explores themes in her life such as the aging process and its effects on her roles as a proud mother and grandmother.

        

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

With a humorous outlook, Jacqueline Becker takes on aging and its effects on every aspect of her life. From family and personal health to dead friends and the question of an afterlife, no topic is off limits in this down-to-earth book. n this collection of personal narratives, Becker explores where she is in life, where she's going, and where she wants to be, the spirit of the uphill battle to keep from feeling like you're over the hill.

Jacqueline Becker is a retired teacher and private tutor for reading and writing.  She has had over 20 articles appear in various publications. Through her writing, she explores themes in her life such as the aging process and its effects on her roles as a proud mother and grandmother.

        

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

Wednesday January 9, 2019
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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chess at Main

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

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

Remembering Neil Simon

THE SUNSHINE BOYS

1975, 111 minutes, rated PG

Director:  Herbert Ross

Cast:  Richard Benjamin, George Burns, Walter Matthau

Synopsis:  Two vaudeville partners in a love-hate relationship for decades reunite for a television special.
 

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.

See a Lantern Theatre Production of The Sunshine Boys on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 1:30 p.m. at the Main Library.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Remembering Neil Simon

THE SUNSHINE BOYS

1975, 111 minutes, rated PG

Director:  Herbert Ross

Cast:  Richard Benjamin, George Burns, Walter Matthau

Synopsis:  Two vaudeville partners in a love-hate relationship for decades reunite for a television special.
 

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.

See a Lantern Theatre Production of The Sunshine Boys on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 1:30 p.m. at the Main Library.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Thursday January 10, 2019
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
On Health and Healing with Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh

What's "Your Gut" have to do with it? with Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh

Join librarian Mimi Rabizadeh as she discusses the latest research in medicine on health of the "Gut" and how it influences the brain, the immune system, and the overall health of individuals.  

Registration strongly suggested beginning Wednesday, January 2 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 Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

What's "Your Gut" have to do with it? with Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh

Join librarian Mimi Rabizadeh as she discusses the latest research in medicine on health of the "Gut" and how it influences the brain, the immune system, and the overall health of individuals.  

Registration strongly suggested beginning Wednesday, January 2 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 Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

Sunday January 13, 2019
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
The Spizzwinks (?) Yale a Cappella Group

The Yale Spizzwinks (?) is America’s first and oldest underclassman a cappella group! Since 1914, they have entertained audiences around the world with their unique blend of sweet harmony and tongue-in-cheek humor.  Zach Lee of the Spizzwinks (?) is a Great Neck alumnus.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

The Yale Spizzwinks (?) is America’s first and oldest underclassman a cappella group! Since 1914, they have entertained audiences around the world with their unique blend of sweet harmony and tongue-in-cheek humor.  Zach Lee of the Spizzwinks (?) is a Great Neck alumnus.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

Monday January 14, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Yoga and Meditation facilitated by Sharon Epstein

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Wednesday, January 2 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, January 7 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, charge card, check, or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Wednesday, January 2 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, January 7 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, charge card, check, or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday January 15, 2019
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
GNL Tech Squad!

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Learn how to use your iPad or tablet, social media, Microsoft Office, smartphone apps, and more in a small group setting. Bring in specific questions and issues, or just learn the basics of technology. No registration required. 

CONTACT: Chris Van Wickler  516-466-8055 ext.246  cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org
LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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Learn how to use your iPad or tablet, social media, Microsoft Office, smartphone apps, and more in a small group setting. Bring in specific questions and issues, or just learn the basics of technology. No registration required. 

CONTACT:
  Chris Van Wickler
  516.466.8055 ext.246
  cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
What's New in Stem Cell Research with Daniel A. Grande, PhD

Daniel A. Grande, PhD will explore the different types of stem cells and how they can be used in the field of regenerative medicine.   Questions will be addressed including What is a stem cell? How do stem cells work?  What diseases have shown promise by the application of stem cell technology? 

Dr. Grande is Associate Professor, Center for Bioelectronic Medicine, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Director, Orthopaedic Research Laboratory, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research  Associate Professor, Molecular Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

Daniel A. Grande, PhD will explore the different types of stem cells and how they can be used in the field of regenerative medicine.   Questions will be addressed including What is a stem cell? How do stem cells work?  What diseases have shown promise by the application of stem cell technology? 

Dr. Grande is Associate Professor, Center for Bioelectronic Medicine, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Director, Orthopaedic Research Laboratory, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research  Associate Professor, Molecular Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

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

Allies in Wellness: Inspiration & Empowerment

Join Mimi Rabizadeh in a spiritual discussion on living creatively & accessing your higher consciousness..

Registration strongly suggested beginning Wednesday, January 2 at 10:00 a.m. by calling 466-8055 exts. 218/219 or register online.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

Allies in Wellness: Inspiration & Empowerment

Join Mimi Rabizadeh in a spiritual discussion on living creatively & accessing your higher consciousness..

Registration strongly suggested beginning Wednesday, January 2 at 10:00 a.m. by calling 466-8055 exts. 218/219 or register online.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

Wednesday January 16, 2019
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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chess at Main

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

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

Remembering Neil Simon

THE GOODBYE GIRL

1977, 110 minutes, rated PG

Director:  Herbert Ross

Cast:  Quinn Cummings, Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason

Synopsis:  Story of a former actress and her nine-year-old daughter and the aspiring actor who lives with them
 

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

Remembering Neil Simon

THE GOODBYE GIRL

1977, 110 minutes, rated PG

Director:  Herbert Ross

Cast:  Quinn Cummings, Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason

Synopsis:  Story of a former actress and her nine-year-old daughter and the aspiring actor who lives with them
 

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 with Carolyn Carpentiere

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

Thursday January 17, 2019
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Fermentation: What's It All About?
presented by Cheryl Paswater of Contraband Ferments

This program will cover the basic science behind making sauerkraut, why it’s good for you, and we’ll  teach you how to make it yourself. If you are interested in Old World food preservation, gut health, or fermentation in general, this is the class for you.  Fermentation is one of the oldest food processing methods still used today. Scientifically known as zymology, it is the conversion of carbohydrates into alcohols, carbon dioxide, yeast, or bacteria. Beer, miso, sourdough, kefir, kimchi and many other delicious foods we love are the product of fermentation.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

This program will cover the basic science behind making sauerkraut, why it’s good for you, and we’ll  teach you how to make it yourself. If you are interested in Old World food preservation, gut health, or fermentation in general, this is the class for you.  Fermentation is one of the oldest food processing methods still used today. Scientifically known as zymology, it is the conversion of carbohydrates into alcohols, carbon dioxide, yeast, or bacteria. Beer, miso, sourdough, kefir, kimchi and many other delicious foods we love are the product of fermentation.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

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

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Wednesday, January 2 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, January 7 for non-residents.   Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Wednesday, January 2 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, January 7 for non-residents.   Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Friday January 18, 2019
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Writer Within facilitated by Lynda Aron

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

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

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

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

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

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

Saturday January 19, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tai Chi facilitated by Joseph Panico

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

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

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Wednesday, January 2 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, January 7 for non-residents.  Please make payment in cash, charge card, check or money order, made payable to "Great Neck Library."           

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Wednesday, January 2 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, January 7 for non-residents.  Please make payment in cash, charge card, check or money order, made payable to "Great Neck Library."           

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday January 22, 2019
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
GNL Tech Squad!

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Learn how to use your iPad or tablet, social media, Microsoft Office, smartphone apps, and more in a small group setting. Bring in specific questions and issues, or just learn the basics of technology. No registration required. 

CONTACT: Chris Van Wickler  516-466-8055 ext.246  cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org
LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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Learn how to use your iPad or tablet, social media, Microsoft Office, smartphone apps, and more in a small group setting. Bring in specific questions and issues, or just learn the basics of technology. No registration required. 

CONTACT:
  Chris Van Wickler
  516.466.8055 ext.246
  cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Wednesday January 23, 2019
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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chess at Main

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

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

Remembering Neil Simon

BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS

1986, 108 minutes, rated PG-13

Director:  Gene Saks

Cast:       Jason Alexander, Blythe Danner, Judith Ivey, Jonathan Silverman

Synopsis: A look back at growing up in the 1930s as a poor Jewish boy.
 

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

Remembering Neil Simon

BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS

1986, 108 minutes, rated PG-13

Director:  Gene Saks

Cast:       Jason Alexander, Blythe Danner, Judith Ivey, Jonathan Silverman

Synopsis: A look back at growing up in the 1930s as a poor Jewish boy.
 

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 January 24, 2019
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Great Decsions with Librarian Christy Orquera
Refugees and Global Migration

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

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Wednesday, January 2 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, January 7 for non-residents.   Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Wednesday, January 2 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, January 7 for non-residents.   Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Saturday January 26, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tai Chi facilitated by Joseph Panico

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

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

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Wednesday, January 2 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, January 7 for non-residents.  Please make payment in cash, charge card, check or money order, made payable to "Great Neck Library."           

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Wednesday, January 2 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, January 7 for non-residents.  Please make payment in cash, charge card, check or money order, made payable to "Great Neck Library."           

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Sunday January 27, 2019
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Drumming Away Stress with Robert Lawrence Friedman

A unique and powerful, yet playful stress management program that combines energetic, percussive drumming with calming guided imagery exercises to provide a lasting and powerful release of stress.

Robert Lawrence Friedman, MA, author of The Healing Power of the Drum, will teach specific and  clinically-provenexercises using rhythm instruments and hand drums to release internalized stress and increase energy. 

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

A unique and powerful, yet playful stress management program that combines energetic, percussive drumming with calming guided imagery exercises to provide a lasting and powerful release of stress.

Robert Lawrence Friedman, MA, author of The Healing Power of the Drum, will teach specific and  clinically-provenexercises using rhythm instruments and hand drums to release internalized stress and increase energy. 

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

Monday January 28, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Yoga and Meditation facilitated by Sharon Epstein

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Wednesday, January 2 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, January 7 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, charge card, check, or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Wednesday, January 2 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, January 7 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, charge card, check, or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
World in Motion facilitated by Martha Cohen
Come join us for a lively discussion on current world issues.
Open discussions on topics of the day facilitated by Martha Cohen
 

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Come join us for a lively discussion on current world issues.
Open discussions on topics of the day facilitated by Martha Cohen
 

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

Tuesday January 29, 2019
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
GNL Tech Squad!

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Learn how to use your iPad or tablet, social media, Microsoft Office, smartphone apps, and more in a small group setting. Bring in specific questions and issues, or just learn the basics of technology. No registration required. 

CONTACT: Chris Van Wickler  516-466-8055 ext.246  cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org
LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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Learn how to use your iPad or tablet, social media, Microsoft Office, smartphone apps, and more in a small group setting. Bring in specific questions and issues, or just learn the basics of technology. No registration required. 

CONTACT:
  Chris Van Wickler
  516.466.8055 ext.246
  cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Maximizing Fun at Minimal Expense presented by Fran Cohen

Do you enjoy travel?   Do you love to go to theater, museums, performances?   Would you like to know how to save money or “go free” to some of your favorite entertainment and cultural experiences?  Fran Cohen will give you tips on how to do this.

Fran Cohen combines a multifaceted career in education, drama and writing, and creates dynamic participation lectures, workshops and discussions.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

Do you enjoy travel?   Do you love to go to theater, museums, performances?   Would you like to know how to save money or “go free” to some of your favorite entertainment and cultural experiences?  Fran Cohen will give you tips on how to do this.

Fran Cohen combines a multifaceted career in education, drama and writing, and creates dynamic participation lectures, workshops and discussions.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

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

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

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

Remembering Neil Simon

BILOXI BLUES

1988, 107 minutes, rated PG-13

Director:  Mike Nichols

Cast:       Matthew Broderick, Christopher Walken

Synopsis: Eugene has been sent to boot camp where he encounters lots of new experiences.
 

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

Remembering Neil Simon

BILOXI BLUES

1988, 107 minutes, rated PG-13

Director:  Mike Nichols

Cast:       Matthew Broderick, Christopher Walken

Synopsis: Eugene has been sent to boot camp where he encounters lots of new experiences.
 

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 January 31, 2019
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Yoga and Meditation facilitated by Sharon Epstein

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Wednesday, January 2 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, January 7 for non-residents.   Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Wednesday, January 2 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, January 7 for non-residents.   Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Friday February 1, 2019
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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.  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.  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 February 2, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tai Chi facilitated by Joseph Panico

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

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

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Wednesday, January 2 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, January 7 for non-residents.  Please make payment in cash, charge card, check or money order, made payable to "Great Neck Library."           

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Wednesday, January 2 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, January 7 for non-residents.  Please make payment in cash, charge card, check or money order, made payable to "Great Neck Library."           

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

 
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Intermediate 3D Printing!

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February 2 at Main from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration and previously taken Basic 3D printing class or knowledge is required for this class.

Further your 3D Printing and design skill in this class by working with Tinkercad and Thingiverse to create more complexed objects. Basic 3D Printing Class or similar knowledge of using Tinkercad is required for the class.

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

CONTACT: Christopher Van Wickler  466-8055, ext 230  cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org
LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
Registration will begin on Monday, December 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

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February 2 at Main from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration and previously taken Basic 3D printing class or knowledge is required for this class.

Further your 3D Printing and design skill in this class by working with Tinkercad and Thingiverse to create more complexed objects. Basic 3D Printing Class or similar knowledge of using Tinkercad is required for the class.

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

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Registration will begin on Monday, December 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

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

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

              

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

The event is coordinated and facilitated by George Pafitis.

Registration not needed.

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

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

              

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

The event is coordinated and facilitated by George Pafitis.

Registration not needed.

LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

Sunday February 3, 2019
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
The Sunshine Boys performed by The Lantern Theatre

All are invited to enjoy the Lantern Theatre Production of Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys.

The Sunshine Boys by Neil Simon is a touching, funny and insightful comedy about relationships and aging.

          

Neil Simon,  prolific, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and screenwriter,  created indestructible comedies -- including "The Odd Couple," "Barefoot in the Park," "The Sunshine Boys" and "Brighton Beach Memoirs" -- that made him one of the most successful writers in American history.

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

See our January Neil Simon movie tribute.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

All are invited to enjoy the Lantern Theatre Production of Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys.

The Sunshine Boys by Neil Simon is a touching, funny and insightful comedy about relationships and aging.

          

Neil Simon,  prolific, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and screenwriter,  created indestructible comedies -- including "The Odd Couple," "Barefoot in the Park," "The Sunshine Boys" and "Brighton Beach Memoirs" -- that made him one of the most successful writers in American history.

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

See our January Neil Simon movie tribute.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

Monday February 4, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Yoga and Meditation facilitated by Sharon Epstein

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Wednesday, January 2 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, January 7 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, charge card, check, or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Wednesday, January 2 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, January 7 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, charge card, check, or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday February 5, 2019
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Robert Moses: the Master Builder of the Empire City
presented by Ronald Brown

From its founding in 1624, New York City was a city of horses. By the 1900s five million people, skyscrapers, and automobiles began to drag the city into the 20th century. Robert Moses emerged as the man who single handedly transformed New York into the Empire City that President George Washington prophesied it would one day become. Moses, like his Biblical name, led New Yorkers from slavery to the horse to freedom in the Holy Land of the automobile between 1924 and 1975. Parkways crisscrossed Long Island, Expressways linked New York with nearby states, bridges and tunnels bound the five boroughs into one, two World’s Fairs made the city world famous, Lincoln Center was the nation’s cultural Mecca, and Jones Beach was the city’s new playground.

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Dr. Ronald Brown is an authority on the religious history of New York City. He has published three books on the subject; A Religious History of Flushing, Queens, Into the Soul of African-American Harlem, How New York Became the Empire City. He taught history and political science at Touro College since 1994 and world religions at the Unification Theological Seminary since 2002. He designed new classes in New York History and the religious history of New York for both institutions. He was a docent at the New-York Historical Society from 1992 to 2013,

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

From its founding in 1624, New York City was a city of horses. By the 1900s five million people, skyscrapers, and automobiles began to drag the city into the 20th century. Robert Moses emerged as the man who single handedly transformed New York into the Empire City that President George Washington prophesied it would one day become. Moses, like his Biblical name, led New Yorkers from slavery to the horse to freedom in the Holy Land of the automobile between 1924 and 1975. Parkways crisscrossed Long Island, Expressways linked New York with nearby states, bridges and tunnels bound the five boroughs into one, two World’s Fairs made the city world famous, Lincoln Center was the nation’s cultural Mecca, and Jones Beach was the city’s new playground.

The Long Island Parkway System

Dr. Ronald Brown is an authority on the religious history of New York City. He has published three books on the subject; A Religious History of Flushing, Queens, Into the Soul of African-American Harlem, How New York Became the Empire City. He taught history and political science at Touro College since 1994 and world religions at the Unification Theological Seminary since 2002. He designed new classes in New York History and the religious history of New York for both institutions. He was a docent at the New-York Historical Society from 1992 to 2013,

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

Wednesday February 6, 2019
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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chess at Main

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

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

WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

2018, 95 minutes, rated PG-13, Documentary

Director:  Morgan Neville

Cast:       Francois Clemmons, Kailyn Davis, Yo-Yo Ma, Joe Negri, Fred Rogers

Synopsis: An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children's television host Fred Rogers.

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

WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

2018, 95 minutes, rated PG-13, Documentary

Director:  Morgan Neville

Cast:       Francois Clemmons, Kailyn Davis, Yo-Yo Ma, Joe Negri, Fred Rogers

Synopsis: An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children's television host Fred Rogers.

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 February 7, 2019
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Yoga and Meditation facilitated by Sharon Epstein

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Wednesday, January 2 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, January 7 for non-residents.   Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Wednesday, January 2 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, January 7 for non-residents.   Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Saturday February 9, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tai Chi facilitated by Joseph Panico

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

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

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Wednesday, January 2 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, January 7 for non-residents.  Please make payment in cash, charge card, check or money order, made payable to "Great Neck Library."           

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Wednesday, January 2 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, January 7 for non-residents.  Please make payment in cash, charge card, check or money order, made payable to "Great Neck Library."           

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Sunday February 10, 2019
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Great Neck North High Vocal Students
Coordinated by Dr. Pamela Levy, Chair Music Dept.
Come hear the talent of the Great Neck North High School Performing Arts Department led by Pam Levy.  This performance will feature selections from Great Neck North High Opera Theatre production of Don Giovanni.

Dr. Pamela Levy, enjoys a rich and varied career as a musician. A graduate of The Juilliard School, she received a B.M.  and M.M., and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the Manhattan School of Music. She is currently the Department Head of Fine and Performing Arts at Great Neck North High School and the director of the of the Manhattan Chorale at the Manhattan School of Music Precollege.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     
Come hear the talent of the Great Neck North High School Performing Arts Department led by Pam Levy.  This performance will feature selections from Great Neck North High Opera Theatre production of Don Giovanni.

Dr. Pamela Levy, enjoys a rich and varied career as a musician. A graduate of The Juilliard School, she received a B.M.  and M.M., and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the Manhattan School of Music. She is currently the Department Head of Fine and Performing Arts at Great Neck North High School and the director of the of the Manhattan Chorale at the Manhattan School of Music Precollege.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

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

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Wednesday, January 2 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, January 7 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, charge card, check, or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Wednesday, January 2 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, January 7 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, charge card, check, or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday February 12, 2019
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Just a Few of Our Black Artists presented by Mary Dono

Faith Ringgold, Kara Walker, Horace Pippin, Laura Wheeler Waring, Augusta Savage, Simmie Knox and James Van Der Zee - these are Just a Few of the Black Artists who have contributed their talents to our American Art History.  We will share their stories and their work.

MARY DONO is a retired teacher and administrator for the N.Y. C.  Dept. of Education.  Mary began giving art presentations at Queensborough Community College through the Continuing Education Program and has also presented these art lectures at LIU Post through the Hutton House program, and at the Queens Public Libraries.
 
The Sunflower's Quilting Bee at Arles  by Faith Ringgold
 
Registration begins Wednesday, January 2 at 10:00 a.m. by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.
LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

Faith Ringgold, Kara Walker, Horace Pippin, Laura Wheeler Waring, Augusta Savage, Simmie Knox and James Van Der Zee - these are Just a Few of the Black Artists who have contributed their talents to our American Art History.  We will share their stories and their work.

MARY DONO is a retired teacher and administrator for the N.Y. C.  Dept. of Education.  Mary began giving art presentations at Queensborough Community College through the Continuing Education Program and has also presented these art lectures at LIU Post through the Hutton House program, and at the Queens Public Libraries.
 
The Sunflower's Quilting Bee at Arles  by Faith Ringgold
 
Registration begins Wednesday, January 2 at 10:00 a.m. by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.
LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
3D Printing for Beginners!

Join us for a 4-week course (February 12, 19, 26, and March 5) at Main from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Registration is for all 4 weeks.

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Learn the basics of 3d printing and design with our MakerBot Replicator +. Work with Thingiverse, and Tinkercad to print existing designs and make your own! No experience necessary. Registration Required.

 
CONTACT: Christopher Van Wickler  466-8055, ext. 230  cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org
LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main
Registration will begin on Monday, December 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Join us for a 4-week course (February 12, 19, 26, and March 5) at Main from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Registration is for all 4 weeks.

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Learn the basics of 3d printing and design with our MakerBot Replicator +. Work with Thingiverse, and Tinkercad to print existing designs and make your own! No experience necessary. Registration Required.

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

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Registration will begin on Monday, December 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM     

Wednesday February 13, 2019
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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chess at Main

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

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

A STAR IS BORN

1954, 176 minutes, rated PG

Director:  George Cukor

Cast:       Judy Garland, James Mason

Synopsis: A band singer is discovered and guided to heights of show-business success by an alcoholic ex-matinee idol.

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

A STAR IS BORN

1954, 176 minutes, rated PG

Director:  George Cukor

Cast:       Judy Garland, James Mason

Synopsis: A band singer is discovered and guided to heights of show-business success by an alcoholic ex-matinee idol.

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 with Carolyn Carpentiere

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

Thursday February 14, 2019
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
On Health and Healing with Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh

What's "Your Gut" have to do with it? with Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh

Join librarian Mimi Rabizadeh as she discusses the latest research in medicine on health of the "Gut" and how it influences the brain, the immune system, and the overall health of individuals.  

Registration strongly suggested beginning Wednesday, January 2 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 Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

What's "Your Gut" have to do with it? with Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh

Join librarian Mimi Rabizadeh as she discusses the latest research in medicine on health of the "Gut" and how it influences the brain, the immune system, and the overall health of individuals.  

Registration strongly suggested beginning Wednesday, January 2 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 Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

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

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Wednesday, January 2 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, January 7 for non-residents.   Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Wednesday, January 2 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, January 7 for non-residents.   Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Friday February 15, 2019
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Writer Within facilitated by Lynda Aron

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

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

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

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

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

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

Saturday February 16, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tai Chi facilitated by Joseph Panico

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

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

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Wednesday, January 2 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, January 7 for non-residents.  Please make payment in cash, charge card, check or money order, made payable to "Great Neck Library."           

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Wednesday, January 2 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, January 7 for non-residents.  Please make payment in cash, charge card, check or money order, made payable to "Great Neck Library."           

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday February 19, 2019
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
3D Printing for Beginners!

Join us for a 4-week course (February 12, 19, 26, and March 5) at Main from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Registration is for all 4 weeks.

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Learn the basics of 3d printing and design with our MakerBot Replicator +. Work with Thingiverse, and Tinkercad to print existing designs and make your own! No experience necessary. Registration Required.

 
CONTACT: Christopher Van Wickler  466-8055, ext. 230  cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org
LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Join us for a 4-week course (February 12, 19, 26, and March 5) at Main from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Registration is for all 4 weeks.

Image result for 3d printing

Learn the basics of 3d printing and design with our MakerBot Replicator +. Work with Thingiverse, and Tinkercad to print existing designs and make your own! No experience necessary. Registration Required.

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

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

Allies in Wellness: Inspiration & Empowerment

Join Mimi Rabizadeh in a spiritual discussion on living creatively & accessing your higher consciousness.

Registration strongly suggested beginning Wednesday, January 2 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 Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

Allies in Wellness: Inspiration & Empowerment

Join Mimi Rabizadeh in a spiritual discussion on living creatively & accessing your higher consciousness.

Registration strongly suggested beginning Wednesday, January 2 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 Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

Wednesday February 20, 2019
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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chess at Main

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

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

MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN

2018, 114 minutes, rated PG-13

Director:  Ol Parker

Cast:       Christine Baranski, Pierce Brosnan, Cher, Dominic Cooper, Colin Firth, Andy Garcia, Lily James,  Amanda Seyfried, Stellan Skarsgard, Meryl Streep, Julie Walters

Synopsis: In this sequel to Mamma Mia, Sophie learns about her mother's past while pregnant herself.

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

MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN

2018, 114 minutes, rated PG-13

Director:  Ol Parker

Cast:       Christine Baranski, Pierce Brosnan, Cher, Dominic Cooper, Colin Firth, Andy Garcia, Lily James,  Amanda Seyfried, Stellan Skarsgard, Meryl Streep, Julie Walters

Synopsis: In this sequel to Mamma Mia, Sophie learns about her mother's past while pregnant herself.

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 February 21, 2019
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Yoga and Meditation facilitated by Sharon Epstein

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Wednesday, January 2 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, January 7 for non-residents.   Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Wednesday, January 2 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, January 7 for non-residents.   Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Saturday February 23, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tai Chi facilitated by Joseph Panico

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

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

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Wednesday, January 2 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, January 7 for non-residents.  Please make payment in cash, charge card, check or money order, made payable to "Great Neck Library."           

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Wednesday, January 2 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, January 7 for non-residents.  Please make payment in cash, charge card, check or money order, made payable to "Great Neck Library."           

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Wednesday, January 2 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, January 7 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, charge card, check, or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Wednesday, January 2 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, January 7 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, charge card, check, or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday February 26, 2019
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Unforgettable Nat King Cole presented by Jack Schnur

Nathaniel Adams Cole, known professionally as Nat King Cole, was an American jazz pianist and vocalist. He recorded over one hundred songs that became hits on the pop charts yet endured challenges and prejudices of the time.

Jack was a videotape editor for CBS for 30 years, and creates his own multimedia programs on legendary entertainers.

              

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

Nathaniel Adams Cole, known professionally as Nat King Cole, was an American jazz pianist and vocalist. He recorded over one hundred songs that became hits on the pop charts yet endured challenges and prejudices of the time.

Jack was a videotape editor for CBS for 30 years, and creates his own multimedia programs on legendary entertainers.

              

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
3D Printing for Beginners!

Join us for a 4-week course (February 12, 19, 26, and March 5) at Main from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Registration is for all 4 weeks.

Image result for 3d printing

Learn the basics of 3d printing and design with our MakerBot Replicator +. Work with Thingiverse, and Tinkercad to print existing designs and make your own! No experience necessary. Registration Required.

 
CONTACT: Christopher Van Wickler  466-8055, ext. 230  cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org
LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Join us for a 4-week course (February 12, 19, 26, and March 5) at Main from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Registration is for all 4 weeks.

Image result for 3d printing

Learn the basics of 3d printing and design with our MakerBot Replicator +. Work with Thingiverse, and Tinkercad to print existing designs and make your own! No experience necessary. Registration Required.

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

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Wednesday February 27, 2019
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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chess at Main

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

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

JULIET, NAKED

2018, 105 minutes, rated R

Director:  Jesse Peretz

Cast:       Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke, Chris O’Dowd

Synopsis: The story of Annie, the long-suffering girlfriend of Duncan, and her unlikely transatlantic romance with once revered, now faded, singer-songwriter, Tucker Crowe, who also happens to be the subject of Duncan's musical obsession.

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

JULIET, NAKED

2018, 105 minutes, rated R

Director:  Jesse Peretz

Cast:       Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke, Chris O’Dowd

Synopsis: The story of Annie, the long-suffering girlfriend of Duncan, and her unlikely transatlantic romance with once revered, now faded, singer-songwriter, Tucker Crowe, who also happens to be the subject of Duncan's musical obsession.

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 February 28, 2019
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1:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Great Neck Library and LI Blood Services Community Blood Drive

Great Neck Library, Long Island Blood Services Community Blood Drive

Thursday, February 28, 2019        159 Bayview Ave, Great Neck         1:30 p.m. ~ 7:30 p.m.

URGENT NEED

Donor Requirements -

  • Bring DONOR CARD or ID with photo or signature
  • Age Requirements: 16-75 (16 years of age 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.

For more information please call (516) 466-8055 ext. 208/254

 
LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Great Neck Library, Long Island Blood Services Community Blood Drive

Thursday, February 28, 2019        159 Bayview Ave, Great Neck         1:30 p.m. ~ 7:30 p.m.

URGENT NEED

Donor Requirements -

  • Bring DONOR CARD or ID with photo or signature
  • Age Requirements: 16-75 (16 years of age 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.

For more information please call (516) 466-8055 ext. 208/254

 
LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Great Decsions with Librarian Christy Orquera
The Middle East: Regional Disorder

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Friday March 1, 2019
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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.  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.  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 March 2, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tai Chi facilitated by Joseph Panico

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

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

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Wednesday, January 2 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, January 7 for non-residents.  Please make payment in cash, charge card, check or money order, made payable to "Great Neck Library."           

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Wednesday, January 2 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, January 7 for non-residents.  Please make payment in cash, charge card, check or money order, made payable to "Great Neck Library."           

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

              

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

The event is coordinated and facilitated by George Pafitis.

Registration not needed.

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

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

              

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

The event is coordinated and facilitated by George Pafitis.

Registration not needed.

LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

Sunday March 3, 2019
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
MOTH Storytelling with Tracey Segarra

THE MOTH: True Stories Told Live

Tracey Segarra launched her career as a NYC cub reporter and editor for local newspapers.  She fell in love with storytelling.  Tracey has appeared on the Risk! live show and podcast, the Story Collider, NPR and many other live shows in the region. She is the host and founder of "Now You're Talking" - a live storytelling show based on Long Island. Tracey is a 3-time NYC Moth StorySlam winner, and a Moth GrandSlam champion.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

THE MOTH: True Stories Told Live

Tracey Segarra launched her career as a NYC cub reporter and editor for local newspapers.  She fell in love with storytelling.  Tracey has appeared on the Risk! live show and podcast, the Story Collider, NPR and many other live shows in the region. She is the host and founder of "Now You're Talking" - a live storytelling show based on Long Island. Tracey is a 3-time NYC Moth StorySlam winner, and a Moth GrandSlam champion.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

Monday March 4, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Yoga and Meditation facilitated by Sharon Epstein

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Wednesday, January 2 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, January 7 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, charge card, check, or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Wednesday, January 2 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, January 7 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, charge card, check, or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

(Part One for new attendees and Part Two for those who have already attended Part One)

The dahlia fold differs somewhat from traditional origami.  We will fold circles of paper to create "petals" that will be glued together to create the "dahlia."  Other designs that can be created with the dahlia fold will be presented on handouts. 

All materials for the workshop will be provided.  For the ease of instruction, please arrive on time. Register online, in-person, or by phone beginning Monday, January 2 at 10:00 a.m. at (516) 466-8055, ext. 208.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

(Part One for new attendees and Part Two for those who have already attended Part One)

The dahlia fold differs somewhat from traditional origami.  We will fold circles of paper to create "petals" that will be glued together to create the "dahlia."  Other designs that can be created with the dahlia fold will be presented on handouts. 

All materials for the workshop will be provided.  For the ease of instruction, please arrive on time. Register online, in-person, or by phone beginning Monday, January 2 at 10:00 a.m. at (516) 466-8055, ext. 208.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

Tuesday March 5, 2019
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Artist Talk: Maxine Townsend-Broderick

Come meet artist Maxine Townsend-Broderick as she discuss her work, process, and inspiration, as well as Q and A to follow.

Maxine Townsend-Broderick works in a variety of media.  As a painter she works in Oil, Watercolor, and Mixed Media (from fabric and sand to collage and encaustic).  Maxine also enjoys print-making, creating Etchings, Aquatints, Collagraphs, and Monotype printing.  She has created some sculptures, dolls and jewelry.  Maxine is also a professional photographer and the owner of Maxine’s Classic Creations.   She is presently a Photography/Art teacher in the N.Y.C. Dept. of Education.  Maxine has exhibited her work across Long Island, New York City and the Caribbean.

              

    Maxine Townsend-Broderick                                  Home Sweet Home

                                                                                       watercolor

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

Maxine will have her artwork on exhibit in the Library Gallery from Tuesday, February 12 to  Thursday, March 28, 2019.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

Come meet artist Maxine Townsend-Broderick as she discuss her work, process, and inspiration, as well as Q and A to follow.

Maxine Townsend-Broderick works in a variety of media.  As a painter she works in Oil, Watercolor, and Mixed Media (from fabric and sand to collage and encaustic).  Maxine also enjoys print-making, creating Etchings, Aquatints, Collagraphs, and Monotype printing.  She has created some sculptures, dolls and jewelry.  Maxine is also a professional photographer and the owner of Maxine’s Classic Creations.   She is presently a Photography/Art teacher in the N.Y.C. Dept. of Education.  Maxine has exhibited her work across Long Island, New York City and the Caribbean.

              

    Maxine Townsend-Broderick                                  Home Sweet Home

                                                                                       watercolor

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

Maxine will have her artwork on exhibit in the Library Gallery from Tuesday, February 12 to  Thursday, March 28, 2019.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
3D Printing for Beginners!

Join us for a 4-week course (February 12, 19, 26, and March 5) at Main from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Registration is for all 4 weeks.

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Learn the basics of 3d printing and design with our MakerBot Replicator +. Work with Thingiverse, and Tinkercad to print existing designs and make your own! No experience necessary. Registration Required.

 
CONTACT: Christopher Van Wickler  466-8055, ext. 230  cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org
LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Join us for a 4-week course (February 12, 19, 26, and March 5) at Main from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Registration is for all 4 weeks.

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Learn the basics of 3d printing and design with our MakerBot Replicator +. Work with Thingiverse, and Tinkercad to print existing designs and make your own! No experience necessary. Registration Required.

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

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Wednesday March 6, 2019
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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chess at Main

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

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

BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY

2017, 88 minutes, not-rated , Documentary

Director:  Alexandra Dean

Cast:       Hedy Lamarr

Synopsis: What do the most ravishingly beautiful actress of the 1930s and '40s and the inventor whose concepts were the basis of cell phone and Bluetooth technology have in common? They are both Hedy Lamarr, the glamour icon whose ravishing visage was the inspiration for Snow White and Cat Woman and a technological trailblazer who perfected a radio system to throw Nazi torpedoes off course during WWII.

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

BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY

2017, 88 minutes, not-rated , Documentary

Director:  Alexandra Dean

Cast:       Hedy Lamarr

Synopsis: What do the most ravishingly beautiful actress of the 1930s and '40s and the inventor whose concepts were the basis of cell phone and Bluetooth technology have in common? They are both Hedy Lamarr, the glamour icon whose ravishing visage was the inspiration for Snow White and Cat Woman and a technological trailblazer who perfected a radio system to throw Nazi torpedoes off course during WWII.

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
Empty Questers presented by Donna Korren

A long held belief about becoming an empty nester is that it is a time of vacancy and sadness. In fact,
Empty Nest Syndrome is an actual disorder described as the feeling of loneliness and loss experienced by
parents when their children leave home for good.

Without dismissing any of these feelings which speaker Donna Korren personally understands,
she has created the Empty Quester, a blog and a website for recently kid-free parents who are embracing
this new life stage. This talk will include acknowledging the extent of what you have accomplished as a
parent, honoring the process of letting go and following through, assessing one's skills and talents, and
creating a new path to an even more exciting and happy life. Seeing this life stage through the lens of
the Empty Quester is one key towards empowerment. A graduate of Cornell University, with a B.S. in
Communications.  Donna is a passionate writer and speaker.
 

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

A long held belief about becoming an empty nester is that it is a time of vacancy and sadness. In fact,
Empty Nest Syndrome is an actual disorder described as the feeling of loneliness and loss experienced by
parents when their children leave home for good.

Without dismissing any of these feelings which speaker Donna Korren personally understands,
she has created the Empty Quester, a blog and a website for recently kid-free parents who are embracing
this new life stage. This talk will include acknowledging the extent of what you have accomplished as a
parent, honoring the process of letting go and following through, assessing one's skills and talents, and
creating a new path to an even more exciting and happy life. Seeing this life stage through the lens of
the Empty Quester is one key towards empowerment. A graduate of Cornell University, with a B.S. in
Communications.  Donna is a passionate writer and speaker.
 

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

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

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Wednesday, January 2 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, January 7 for non-residents.   Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Wednesday, January 2 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, January 7 for non-residents.   Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Saturday March 9, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tai Chi facilitated by Joseph Panico

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

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

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Wednesday, January 2 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, January 7 for non-residents.  Please make payment in cash, charge card, check or money order, made payable to "Great Neck Library."           

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Wednesday, January 2 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, January 7 for non-residents.  Please make payment in cash, charge card, check or money order, made payable to "Great Neck Library."           

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Sunday March 10, 2019
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Quinn Ross and Witt (QRW) Trio Jazz

Quinn, Ross & Witt is a soulful jazz & blues trio. Featuring Al Quinn - Organ, Scott Ross - Guitar and Andy Witt - drums.  They perform jazz standards, pop, blues and soul music instrumentally in the classic jazz organ trio style. 

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

 

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

Quinn, Ross & Witt is a soulful jazz & blues trio. Featuring Al Quinn - Organ, Scott Ross - Guitar and Andy Witt - drums.  They perform jazz standards, pop, blues and soul music instrumentally in the classic jazz organ trio style. 

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

 

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

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

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Wednesday, January 2 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, January 7 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, charge card, check, or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Wednesday, January 2 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, January 7 for non-residents.  Please make payment with cash, charge card, check, or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday March 12, 2019
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The American First Lady Part 3: Barbara Bush to Melania Trump
with Marilyn Carminio

The Constitution does not outline any responsibilities for this challenging role, sometimes described as the most demanding volunteer job in America. This program highlights the personal side of life in the White House and the unique contributions of each of these women.

Marilyn Carminio was a NYC teacher and then went on to work in magazine publishing, including working for Helen Gurley Brown of Cosmopolitan.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

The Constitution does not outline any responsibilities for this challenging role, sometimes described as the most demanding volunteer job in America. This program highlights the personal side of life in the White House and the unique contributions of each of these women.

Marilyn Carminio was a NYC teacher and then went on to work in magazine publishing, including working for Helen Gurley Brown of Cosmopolitan.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

Wednesday March 13, 2019
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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chess at Main

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

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

CRAZY RICH ASIANS

2018, 120 minutes, rated PG-13

Director:  Jon M. Chu

Cast:       Gemma Chan, Henry Golding, Constance Wu, Michelle Yeoh

Synopsis: This contemporary romantic comedy, based on the global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

CRAZY RICH ASIANS

2018, 120 minutes, rated PG-13

Director:  Jon M. Chu

Cast:       Gemma Chan, Henry Golding, Constance Wu, Michelle Yeoh

Synopsis: This contemporary romantic comedy, based on the global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

 
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7:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Mindfulness Meditation with Carolyn Carpentiere

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

Thursday March 14, 2019
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
On Health and Healing with Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh

What's "Your Gut" have to do with it? with Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh

Join librarian Mimi Rabizadeh as she discusses the latest research in medicine on health of the "Gut" and how it influences the brain, the immune system, and the overall health of individuals.  

Registration strongly suggested beginning Wednesday, January 2 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 Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

What's "Your Gut" have to do with it? with Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh

Join librarian Mimi Rabizadeh as she discusses the latest research in medicine on health of the "Gut" and how it influences the brain, the immune system, and the overall health of individuals.  

Registration strongly suggested beginning Wednesday, January 2 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 Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM     

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

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Wednesday, January 2 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, January 7 for non-residents.   Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Wednesday, January 2 for Great Neck School District residents, and Monday, January 7 for non-residents.   Please make payment with cash, check or money order payable to Great Neck Library.  Call 466-8055, ext. 254 for any further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Friday March 15, 2019
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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.

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