Wednesday March 14, 2018 - Wednesday April 25, 2018
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
In the Gallery
SUN DISCS by Joan Brill-Pavlovic
Joan's initial inspiration for creating these Sun Discs was a ceramic sun with a happy face that she had purchased on a visit to St. Augustine, Florida.  She began embellishing the discs with beads from her personal collection, then moved on to explore the incorporation of semi-precious stones. In addition, through the evolution of this project, the finished discs that began as simply clay became covered with increasingly more stones until the last piece (to-date) is virtually completely inlaid.
 
The discs are all made of natural clay. The semiprecious stones include turquoise, tiger eye, onyx, mother of pearl, garnet and more. They range in size from approximately 2.5" to 4" in circumference. A glaze was applied to their surface to preserve their integrity. There are a number of influences in these creations, including Southwest Native American and Mesoamerican. The tools Joan used to make impressions are implements commonly found in household kitchens.
 
Joan was raised in Lake Success and graduated from Great Neck South. She attended art classes at the Art Students League, Hartford Art School, University of Buffalo, among others. In the early 1990s, she exhibited her drawings in New York City - in Soho and, most notably with a solo exhibit of her nupastel landscapes at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. She  was curator of the gallery space at Kauffman Hall at the 92nd Street YM-YWHA from 1980-1983 and is currently pursuing photography and textile arts.
LOCATION: Main Floor Display Case
Joan's initial inspiration for creating these Sun Discs was a ceramic sun with a happy face that she had purchased on a visit to St. Augustine, Florida.  She began embellishing the discs with beads from her personal collection, then moved on to explore the incorporation of semi-precious stones. In addition, through the evolution of this project, the finished discs that began as simply clay became covered with increasingly more stones until the last piece (to-date) is virtually completely inlaid.
 
The discs are all made of natural clay. The semiprecious stones include turquoise, tiger eye, onyx, mother of pearl, garnet and more. They range in size from approximately 2.5" to 4" in circumference. A glaze was applied to their surface to preserve their integrity. There are a number of influences in these creations, including Southwest Native American and Mesoamerican. The tools Joan used to make impressions are implements commonly found in household kitchens.
 
Joan was raised in Lake Success and graduated from Great Neck South. She attended art classes at the Art Students League, Hartford Art School, University of Buffalo, among others. In the early 1990s, she exhibited her drawings in New York City - in Soho and, most notably with a solo exhibit of her nupastel landscapes at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. She  was curator of the gallery space at Kauffman Hall at the 92nd Street YM-YWHA from 1980-1983 and is currently pursuing photography and textile arts.
LOCATION: Main Floor Display Case

Monday April 23, 2018 - Friday May 25, 2018
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
In the Gallery
Jose Luis Seligson

Acrylic ink and mixed media artist Jose Luis Seligson will be featuring his most recent vivid and abstract acrylic ink pieces at the Library.

Born in Mexico City, Mexico, Jose studied art in Mexico and Miami. He is a member of Graphic Eye Gallery in Port Washington since 1994, and The Art Guild of Port Washington since 1998. He has had Solo and group shows in New York, Mexico, Israel and Portugal. He is a resident of Port Washington since 1979.

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LOCATION: Main Library Lower Lobby Art Gallery

Acrylic ink and mixed media artist Jose Luis Seligson will be featuring his most recent vivid and abstract acrylic ink pieces at the Library.

Born in Mexico City, Mexico, Jose studied art in Mexico and Miami. He is a member of Graphic Eye Gallery in Port Washington since 1994, and The Art Guild of Port Washington since 1998. He has had Solo and group shows in New York, Mexico, Israel and Portugal. He is a resident of Port Washington since 1979.

Trouble collage

LOCATION: Main Library Lower Lobby Art Gallery

Tuesday April 24, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
The Art of Cuba presented by Ines Powell

Explore Cuba’s vibrant art with Ines Powell. Cuban art is a rich mixture of African, European and North American influences that reflect the diverse demographics of the island. Cuban art began to flourish in the 19th century with the foundation of the San Alejandro Academy of the Arts in Havana. From its beginnings, the Academy was the incubator of Cuba’s most famous artists, such as Wifredo Lam, Amelia Pelaez, Rene Portocarrero and many others. In the early part of the 20th century, Cuban artists began to create their own Cuban vanguardism movements under the influence of European modernist styles.

Ines Powell is an art historian and educator, and has been associated with the Metropolitan Museum of Art since 1982.

José Garcia Montebravo: Cuban Self-Taught Painter

Registration suggested beginning March 26 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

 

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

Explore Cuba’s vibrant art with Ines Powell. Cuban art is a rich mixture of African, European and North American influences that reflect the diverse demographics of the island. Cuban art began to flourish in the 19th century with the foundation of the San Alejandro Academy of the Arts in Havana. From its beginnings, the Academy was the incubator of Cuba’s most famous artists, such as Wifredo Lam, Amelia Pelaez, Rene Portocarrero and many others. In the early part of the 20th century, Cuban artists began to create their own Cuban vanguardism movements under the influence of European modernist styles.

Ines Powell is an art historian and educator, and has been associated with the Metropolitan Museum of Art since 1982.

José Garcia Montebravo: Cuban Self-Taught Painter

Registration suggested beginning March 26 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

 

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
GNL Tech Squad

Teen volunteers will help you learn how to use your iPad or tablet, social media, Microsoft Office, smartphone apps, and more. Bring in specific questions and issues, or just learn the basics of technology. No registration required. 

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

Teen volunteers will help you learn how to use your iPad or tablet, social media, Microsoft Office, smartphone apps, and more. Bring in specific questions and issues, or just learn the basics of technology. No registration required. 

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

LOCATION: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

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

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

PHANTOM THREAD

2017, 130 minutes, R

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

Cast:  Vicky Krieps, Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville

Synopsis:   Set in 1950's London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover.

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

PHANTOM THREAD

2017, 130 minutes, R

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

Cast:  Vicky Krieps, Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville

Synopsis:   Set in 1950's London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

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

Registration begins March 26 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

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

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

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

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

Registration begins March 26 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Thursday April 26, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Poet Carolyn Raphael
Grandma Poems - Not Too Sweet

Carolyn Raphael is the proud grandmother of four boys and one girl. After retiring from teaching college English, she began to publish poetry that mirrored her interests in music, art, aging, and family. Her fourth book of poetry, Grandma Poems—Not Too Sweet, explores the pleasures and problems of being a grandmother in today’s world.  She is the poetry coordinator for the village of Great Neck Plaza  in her hometown, Great Neck, New York, where she  supervises an annual poetry contest.  She also places poems on local bulletin boards, much as “Poetry in Motion” places poems on the subway.

Registration begins March 26 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

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

Carolyn Raphael is the proud grandmother of four boys and one girl. After retiring from teaching college English, she began to publish poetry that mirrored her interests in music, art, aging, and family. Her fourth book of poetry, Grandma Poems—Not Too Sweet, explores the pleasures and problems of being a grandmother in today’s world.  She is the poetry coordinator for the village of Great Neck Plaza  in her hometown, Great Neck, New York, where she  supervises an annual poetry contest.  She also places poems on local bulletin boards, much as “Poetry in Motion” places poems on the subway.

Registration begins March 26 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

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

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

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

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

Series of 8 classes: $40 Registration Fee for entire series.  In-person registration (check, cash or money order payable to Great Neck Library) begins March 26 for Great Neck School District residents and April 2 for non-residents.

Please call 466-8055, ext. 208/254 for 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.

Series of 8 classes: $40 Registration Fee for entire series.  In-person registration (check, cash or money order payable to Great Neck Library) begins March 26 for Great Neck School District residents and April 2 for non-residents.

Please call 466-8055, ext. 208/254 for further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Friday April 27, 2018
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
ESL with Lisa Greenwald

Lisa Greenwald began an ESL conversation class last year at the Parkville Branch of the Great Neck Library, and the Manhasset Public Library, focusing on conversation skills while incorporating correct grammar and pronunciation.

Lisa taught English in the Port Washington Library ESL program two years ago.  She then went on to teach ESL to individual students at the Glen Cove Public Library.  Lisa also tutors both adults and children privately at all levels of English competency. 

No registration required.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Lisa Greenwald began an ESL conversation class last year at the Parkville Branch of the Great Neck Library, and the Manhasset Public Library, focusing on conversation skills while incorporating correct grammar and pronunciation.

Lisa taught English in the Port Washington Library ESL program two years ago.  She then went on to teach ESL to individual students at the Glen Cove Public Library.  Lisa also tutors both adults and children privately at all levels of English competency. 

No registration required.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Sunday April 29, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Memories and Music of Leonard Bernstein
Caryn Hartglass, Leonard Lehrman, and Helene Williams

Leonard Bernstein,  American composer, conductor, pianist, educator, and humanitarian was among the first conductors born and educated in the US to receive worldwide acclaim.  He would have been 100 on August 25, 2018. There is a worldwide centennial celebration in honor of his accomplishments and talent.

Performances of Memories & Music of Leonard Bernstein are co-sponsored by The Prof. Edgar H. Lehrman Memorial Foundation for Ethics, Religion, Science and the Arts, Inc. and made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, administered by The Huntington Arts Council, Inc.

Helene Williams, soprano and speech coach, is co-founder of The Bronx Opera Company as well as (with Leonard Lehrman) Court Street Music in Valley Stream. An honorary member of the Long Island Composers Alliance, she has performed works by 30 Long Island composers, including over 100 Lehrman works, most of them written for her. A professional concert, theater and opera singer, she has toured all across the United States and Europe.

Leonard Lehrman is a composer, conductor and cabarettist - Coach, Accompanist, Pianist/Organist, Translator and Teacher. He was former Assistant Chorus Master of the Metropolitan Opera. He founded and directs the Metropolitan Philharmonic Chorus. He is the High Holidays Music Director for the Metropolitan Synagogue and Organist/Choir Director/Composer-in-Residence at Christ Lutheran Church in Rosedale. He worked with Leonard Bernstein to complete music by Marc Blitzstein.

Caryn Hartglass has performed numerous leading roles in opera, operetta and musical theatre in the United States and Europe. She was nominated for a Bay Area Critics' Circle award. She recently had her conducting debut in 2017 with  a production of Fiddler on the Roof! in San Jose, California.and returned as the Vocal Director/Conductor of The Music Man in 2018.

                    

         

Registration suggested beginning March 26 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or go online.  Great Neck School District residents have priority for seating.  Please arrive 15 minutes early for preferred seating.

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

Leonard Bernstein,  American composer, conductor, pianist, educator, and humanitarian was among the first conductors born and educated in the US to receive worldwide acclaim.  He would have been 100 on August 25, 2018. There is a worldwide centennial celebration in honor of his accomplishments and talent.

Performances of Memories & Music of Leonard Bernstein are co-sponsored by The Prof. Edgar H. Lehrman Memorial Foundation for Ethics, Religion, Science and the Arts, Inc. and made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, administered by The Huntington Arts Council, Inc.

Helene Williams, soprano and speech coach, is co-founder of The Bronx Opera Company as well as (with Leonard Lehrman) Court Street Music in Valley Stream. An honorary member of the Long Island Composers Alliance, she has performed works by 30 Long Island composers, including over 100 Lehrman works, most of them written for her. A professional concert, theater and opera singer, she has toured all across the United States and Europe.

Leonard Lehrman is a composer, conductor and cabarettist - Coach, Accompanist, Pianist/Organist, Translator and Teacher. He was former Assistant Chorus Master of the Metropolitan Opera. He founded and directs the Metropolitan Philharmonic Chorus. He is the High Holidays Music Director for the Metropolitan Synagogue and Organist/Choir Director/Composer-in-Residence at Christ Lutheran Church in Rosedale. He worked with Leonard Bernstein to complete music by Marc Blitzstein.

Caryn Hartglass has performed numerous leading roles in opera, operetta and musical theatre in the United States and Europe. She was nominated for a Bay Area Critics' Circle award. She recently had her conducting debut in 2017 with  a production of Fiddler on the Roof! in San Jose, California.and returned as the Vocal Director/Conductor of The Music Man in 2018.

                    

         

Registration suggested beginning March 26 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or go online.  Great Neck School District residents have priority for seating.  Please arrive 15 minutes early for preferred seating.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

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

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

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

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

Series of 8 classes: $40 Registration Fee for entire series.  In-person registration (check, cash or money order payable to Great Neck Library) begins March 26 for Great Neck School District residents and April 2 for non-residents.

Please call 466-8055, ext. 208/254 for 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.

Series of 8 classes: $40 Registration Fee for entire series.  In-person registration (check, cash or money order payable to Great Neck Library) begins March 26 for Great Neck School District residents and April 2 for non-residents.

Please call 466-8055, ext. 208/254 for further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday May 1, 2018 - Thursday May 31, 2018
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Salt and Pepper Shakers on Display
presented by Librarian Barbara Buckley

You may know of our wonderful Reference Librarian Barbara Buckley from the S tation Branch’s English Language Conversation Group, but did you know she’s also an avid collector of eclectic salt and pepper shakers?  Come see her collection on display at the Library!
 

LOCATION: Main Library Lower Lobby Art Gallery

You may know of our wonderful Reference Librarian Barbara Buckley from the S tation Branch’s English Language Conversation Group, but did you know she’s also an avid collector of eclectic salt and pepper shakers?  Come see her collection on display at the Library!
 

LOCATION: Main Library Lower Lobby Art Gallery

Tuesday May 1, 2018
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
GNL Tech Squad

Teen volunteers will help you learn how to use your iPad or tablet, social media, Microsoft Office, smartphone apps, and more. Bring in specific questions and issues, or just learn the basics of technology. No registration required. 

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

Teen volunteers will help you learn how to use your iPad or tablet, social media, Microsoft Office, smartphone apps, and more. Bring in specific questions and issues, or just learn the basics of technology. No registration required. 

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

LOCATION: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
What is Mental Illness? Presented by Ellen Ritz, NAMI National Alliance on Mental Illness

What is Mental Illness?

How Families and Others Can Make A Difference in the Success of Someone Struggling .

Ellen Ritz (RN) President of NAMI Queens/Nassau and Carol Ann Viccora NAMI Board member will discuss experiences and information to help understand what a Mental Health Disorder is.  Q and A after the presentation.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

What is Mental Illness?

How Families and Others Can Make A Difference in the Success of Someone Struggling .

Ellen Ritz (RN) President of NAMI Queens/Nassau and Carol Ann Viccora NAMI Board member will discuss experiences and information to help understand what a Mental Health Disorder is.  Q and A after the presentation.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Wednesday May 2, 2018
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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chess at Main

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

THE JOURNEY

2016, 94 minutes, PG-13

Director: Nick Hamm

Cast: Timothy Spall, Colm Meaney, John Hurt

Synopsis: A fictional account of the extraordinary story of two implacable enemies in Northern Ireland. Democratic Unionist Party leader Ian Paisley and Sinn Fein politician Martin McGuinness are forced to take a short journey together in which they will take the biggest leap of faith and change the course of history.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

THE JOURNEY

2016, 94 minutes, PG-13

Director: Nick Hamm

Cast: Timothy Spall, Colm Meaney, John Hurt

Synopsis: A fictional account of the extraordinary story of two implacable enemies in Northern Ireland. Democratic Unionist Party leader Ian Paisley and Sinn Fein politician Martin McGuinness are forced to take a short journey together in which they will take the biggest leap of faith and change the course of history.

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 - 8:30 PM
Depression Era Glass presented by Rosemary Trietsch

Depression glassware is the term used to describe machine-produced glass products made in the United States from 1925 to 1940. During the Depression, glass companies such as Fenton, Anchor Hocking and Cambridge gave their products away as premiums when people made other purchases. “The Depression hit and people didn’t have any disposable income. They had to be creative with their marketing,” says Trietsch. “The glassware industry would wholesale its products to other businesses rather than selling directly to people. If you went to the movies, you got a bowl. If you bought a 10-pound bag of flour instead of a 5-pound bag of flour, you got a cake plate. It kept the glassware industry afloat.”

Registration suggested beginning March 26 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

Each attendee may bring up to 3 items for identification.

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

Depression glassware is the term used to describe machine-produced glass products made in the United States from 1925 to 1940. During the Depression, glass companies such as Fenton, Anchor Hocking and Cambridge gave their products away as premiums when people made other purchases. “The Depression hit and people didn’t have any disposable income. They had to be creative with their marketing,” says Trietsch. “The glassware industry would wholesale its products to other businesses rather than selling directly to people. If you went to the movies, you got a bowl. If you bought a 10-pound bag of flour instead of a 5-pound bag of flour, you got a cake plate. It kept the glassware industry afloat.”

Registration suggested beginning March 26 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

Each attendee may bring up to 3 items for identification.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Thursday May 3, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction presented by Dr. Joseph Diamond, Northwell

Dr. Joseph Diamond’s talk will focus on how to teach ourselves better ways to deal with life’s stressors so that they do not have such a strong negative impact on our health. One technique that is used to help train the mind to better control its approach to stress is Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. Mindfulness is the practice of moment to moment awareness, by purposely focusing one’s attention on the present moment without any pre-conceived expectation or judgment.

Dr. Joseph Diamond, MD is the Director of Nuclear Cardiology at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He provides comprehensive cardiovascular care with a focus on prevention of heart disease. Dr. Diamond is an American Society of Hypertension Clinical Specialist in treating Hypertension. He completed a 7-day professional training retreat with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and Dr. Saki Santorelli on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Mind-Body Medicine. He is an Associate Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

Registration suggested beginning March 26 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

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

Dr. Joseph Diamond’s talk will focus on how to teach ourselves better ways to deal with life’s stressors so that they do not have such a strong negative impact on our health. One technique that is used to help train the mind to better control its approach to stress is Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. Mindfulness is the practice of moment to moment awareness, by purposely focusing one’s attention on the present moment without any pre-conceived expectation or judgment.

Dr. Joseph Diamond, MD is the Director of Nuclear Cardiology at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He provides comprehensive cardiovascular care with a focus on prevention of heart disease. Dr. Diamond is an American Society of Hypertension Clinical Specialist in treating Hypertension. He completed a 7-day professional training retreat with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and Dr. Saki Santorelli on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Mind-Body Medicine. He is an Associate Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

Registration suggested beginning March 26 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

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

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

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

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

Series of 8 classes: $40 Registration Fee for entire series.  In-person registration (check, cash or money order payable to Great Neck Library) begins March 26 for Great Neck School District residents and April 2 for non-residents.

Please call 466-8055, ext. 208/254 for 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.

Series of 8 classes: $40 Registration Fee for entire series.  In-person registration (check, cash or money order payable to Great Neck Library) begins March 26 for Great Neck School District residents and April 2 for non-residents.

Please call 466-8055, ext. 208/254 for further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Friday May 4, 2018
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
ESL with Lisa Greenwald

Lisa Greenwald began an ESL conversation class last year at the Parkville Branch of the Great Neck Library, and the Manhasset Public Library, focusing on conversation skills while incorporating correct grammar and pronunciation.

Lisa taught English in the Port Washington Library ESL program two years ago.  She then went on to teach ESL to individual students at the Glen Cove Public Library.  Lisa also tutors both adults and children privately at all levels of English competency. 

No registration required.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Lisa Greenwald began an ESL conversation class last year at the Parkville Branch of the Great Neck Library, and the Manhasset Public Library, focusing on conversation skills while incorporating correct grammar and pronunciation.

Lisa taught English in the Port Washington Library ESL program two years ago.  She then went on to teach ESL to individual students at the Glen Cove Public Library.  Lisa also tutors both adults and children privately at all levels of English competency. 

No registration required.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

 
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3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Socrates Salon with Conversation Host Ron Gross
Sharing Your Ethical Intelligence
  • You know right from wrong – RIGHT?!
  • But you’ve noticed how often (other) people make the WRONG choice?
  • So you understand how important it is to make your own moral choices thoughtfully and with integrity!
  • OK, here’s your chance to become “The Ethicist.”
Let’s see how, by thinking TOGETHER, we can address real-world ethical challenges, as we discuss:
WHAT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO?!
  • Topics announced in advance on flip chart at the Information Desk. No registration required. To receive further information about this session and ensuing ones, please send an e-mail to Ron Gross at grossassoc@aol.com
Please arrive by 2:45 the latest if you want to enjoy refreshments and socializing.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
Sharing Your Ethical Intelligence
  • You know right from wrong – RIGHT?!
  • But you’ve noticed how often (other) people make the WRONG choice?
  • So you understand how important it is to make your own moral choices thoughtfully and with integrity!
  • OK, here’s your chance to become “The Ethicist.”
Let’s see how, by thinking TOGETHER, we can address real-world ethical challenges, as we discuss:
WHAT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO?!
  • Topics announced in advance on flip chart at the Information Desk. No registration required. To receive further information about this session and ensuing ones, please send an e-mail to Ron Gross at grossassoc@aol.com
Please arrive by 2:45 the latest if you want to enjoy refreshments and socializing.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Saturday May 5, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tai Chi

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 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.

Tai Chi is an internal martial art that is practiced for health and self defense.  It incorporates both slow moving exercise and stillness practice.  By connecting our breathing with our movements, we strengthen our ability to focus on each moment.

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes. In-person registration only (check, cash or money order made payable to Great Neck Library) beginning March 26 for Great Neck School District residents and April 2 for non-residents.

April 14, 21, May 5th, 12, 19 and June 2, 9, 16

*There are no classes
April 28 and May 26.

 

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 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.

Tai Chi is an internal martial art that is practiced for health and self defense.  It incorporates both slow moving exercise and stillness practice.  By connecting our breathing with our movements, we strengthen our ability to focus on each moment.

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes. In-person registration only (check, cash or money order made payable to Great Neck Library) beginning March 26 for Great Neck School District residents and April 2 for non-residents.

April 14, 21, May 5th, 12, 19 and June 2, 9, 16

*There are no classes
April 28 and May 26.

 

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Sunday May 6, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
The Wolf-Cats

The Wolf-Cats are an acoustically oriented string band focusing on eclectic and traditional styles of music including swing, gypsy, bluegrass, blues and occasionally other styles that fit the band’s mood and taste. The repertoire also features original music written by band leader Bob Bernstein (Wolf-Man Bob), who started the project together with his son Aaron in 2011. The band currently comprises Bob on guitar, mandolin and occasionally banjo; Bob’s son Aaron on fiddle; Richard Charles on guitar; Ani Azoto on bass; and Mike Leuci on percussion.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

The Wolf-Cats are an acoustically oriented string band focusing on eclectic and traditional styles of music including swing, gypsy, bluegrass, blues and occasionally other styles that fit the band’s mood and taste. The repertoire also features original music written by band leader Bob Bernstein (Wolf-Man Bob), who started the project together with his son Aaron in 2011. The band currently comprises Bob on guitar, mandolin and occasionally banjo; Bob’s son Aaron on fiddle; Richard Charles on guitar; Ani Azoto on bass; and Mike Leuci on percussion.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Monday May 7, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein

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

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

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

Series of 8 classes: $40 Registration Fee for entire series.  In-person registration (check, cash or money order payable to Great Neck Library) begins March 26 for Great Neck School District residents and April 2 for non-residents.

Please call 466-8055, ext. 208/254 for 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.

Series of 8 classes: $40 Registration Fee for entire series.  In-person registration (check, cash or money order payable to Great Neck Library) begins March 26 for Great Neck School District residents and April 2 for non-residents.

Please call 466-8055, ext. 208/254 for further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson art lecture slide presentation by Thomas Germano

Professor Thomas Germano will present a visual lecture on Leonardo da Vinci, contextualizing the 2017 New York Times bestselling book by Walter Isaacson.

Walter Isaacson has written about Renaissance men, and has finally written about The Renaissance era in his latest book on the artist, Leonardo da Vinci, who was capable of making connections between the sciences and the humanities. The New Yorker described Isaacson's Leonardo da Vinci as “A powerful story of an exhilarating mind and life...a study in creativity: how to define it, how to achieve it.” 

Professor Germano will highlight the 'Salvator Mundi' painting which recently sold for $450.3 million, and Walter Isaacson supported its authenticity for reasons related to the drawing changes in the hand.  

Thomas Germano is an artist and art professor at Farmingdale State College, SUNY.  He teaches painting, drawing and art history.  He has exhibited his art throughout the United States and abroad and his work is in numerous public and private collections.

Registration suggested beginning March 26 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

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

Professor Thomas Germano will present a visual lecture on Leonardo da Vinci, contextualizing the 2017 New York Times bestselling book by Walter Isaacson.

Walter Isaacson has written about Renaissance men, and has finally written about The Renaissance era in his latest book on the artist, Leonardo da Vinci, who was capable of making connections between the sciences and the humanities. The New Yorker described Isaacson's Leonardo da Vinci as “A powerful story of an exhilarating mind and life...a study in creativity: how to define it, how to achieve it.” 

Professor Germano will highlight the 'Salvator Mundi' painting which recently sold for $450.3 million, and Walter Isaacson supported its authenticity for reasons related to the drawing changes in the hand.  

Thomas Germano is an artist and art professor at Farmingdale State College, SUNY.  He teaches painting, drawing and art history.  He has exhibited his art throughout the United States and abroad and his work is in numerous public and private collections.

Registration suggested beginning March 26 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday May 8, 2018
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
GNL Tech Squad

Teen volunteers will help you learn how to use your iPad or tablet, social media, Microsoft Office, smartphone apps, and more. Bring in specific questions and issues, or just learn the basics of technology. No registration required. 

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

Teen volunteers will help you learn how to use your iPad or tablet, social media, Microsoft Office, smartphone apps, and more. Bring in specific questions and issues, or just learn the basics of technology. No registration required. 

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

LOCATION: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Great Decisions facilitated by Librarian Christy Orquera

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

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

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

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

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

May 8 Topic: Turkey: Partner in Crisis

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

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

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

May 8 Topic: Turkey: Partner in Crisis

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Wednesday May 9, 2018
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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chess at Main

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

WONDER

2017, 113 minutes, PG

Director: Stephen Chbosky

Cast: Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay, Mandy Patinkin

Synopsis:  Based on the New York Times bestseller, a 10-year old boy with a facial deformity attends school for the first time when he begins the fifth grade. With the support of his parents, he learns how to make friends and adjust to his new environment.

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

WONDER

2017, 113 minutes, PG

Director: Stephen Chbosky

Cast: Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay, Mandy Patinkin

Synopsis:  Based on the New York Times bestseller, a 10-year old boy with a facial deformity attends school for the first time when he begins the fifth grade. With the support of his parents, he learns how to make friends and adjust to his new environment.

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 - 8:30 PM
Author Talk/Book Signing with Ira A. Poliakoff
Synagogues of Long Island

Long Island has one of the most vibrant Jewish communities in the nation. After World War II, hundreds of thousands of Jewish soldiers returned from war looking for a life in the suburbs and synagogues to join. In 1946, Rabbi Elias Solomon called a meeting of Conservative rabbis from the area in Manhattan to map out a plan for a synagogue at every South Shore Long Island Railroad stop from Valley Stream to Patchogue. Central Synagogue of Nassau County and Beth El in Great Neck both grew to more than one thousand families as Reform Judaism took hold. The growth of the Chabad movement in recent decades has spurred an increase of Orthodox Judaism. Author Ira Poliakoff catalogues the history of synagogues and congregations that have shaped Long Island past and present.

Registration suggested beginning March 26 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online. 

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

Long Island has one of the most vibrant Jewish communities in the nation. After World War II, hundreds of thousands of Jewish soldiers returned from war looking for a life in the suburbs and synagogues to join. In 1946, Rabbi Elias Solomon called a meeting of Conservative rabbis from the area in Manhattan to map out a plan for a synagogue at every South Shore Long Island Railroad stop from Valley Stream to Patchogue. Central Synagogue of Nassau County and Beth El in Great Neck both grew to more than one thousand families as Reform Judaism took hold. The growth of the Chabad movement in recent decades has spurred an increase of Orthodox Judaism. Author Ira Poliakoff catalogues the history of synagogues and congregations that have shaped Long Island past and present.

Registration suggested beginning March 26 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online. 

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Thursday May 10, 2018
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The Biology of Belief
Longevity: Secrets of Centenarians with Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh

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

    

Registration strongly suggested beginning April 2 by calling 466-8055, ext. 218/219 or register online.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
There are 21 spaces available.

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

    

Registration strongly suggested beginning April 2 by calling 466-8055, ext. 218/219 or register online.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

There are 21 spaces available.

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

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

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

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

Series of 8 classes: $40 Registration Fee for entire series.  In-person registration (check, cash or money order payable to Great Neck Library) begins March 26 for Great Neck School District residents and April 2 for non-residents.

Please call 466-8055, ext. 208/254 for 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.

Series of 8 classes: $40 Registration Fee for entire series.  In-person registration (check, cash or money order payable to Great Neck Library) begins March 26 for Great Neck School District residents and April 2 for non-residents.

Please call 466-8055, ext. 208/254 for further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Friday May 11, 2018
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
ESL with Lisa Greenwald

Lisa Greenwald began an ESL conversation class last year at the Parkville Branch of the Great Neck Library, and the Manhasset Public Library, focusing on conversation skills while incorporating correct grammar and pronunciation.

Lisa taught English in the Port Washington Library ESL program two years ago.  She then went on to teach ESL to individual students at the Glen Cove Public Library.  Lisa also tutors both adults and children privately at all levels of English competency. 

No registration required.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Lisa Greenwald began an ESL conversation class last year at the Parkville Branch of the Great Neck Library, and the Manhasset Public Library, focusing on conversation skills while incorporating correct grammar and pronunciation.

Lisa taught English in the Port Washington Library ESL program two years ago.  She then went on to teach ESL to individual students at the Glen Cove Public Library.  Lisa also tutors both adults and children privately at all levels of English competency. 

No registration required.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Saturday May 12, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tai Chi

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 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.

Tai Chi is an internal martial art that is practiced for health and self defense.  It incorporates both slow moving exercise and stillness practice.  By connecting our breathing with our movements, we strengthen our ability to focus on each moment.

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes. In-person registration only (check, cash or money order made payable to Great Neck Library) beginning March 26 for Great Neck School District residents and April 2 for non-residents.

April 14, 21, May 5th, 12, 19 and June 2, 9, 16

*There are no classes
April 28 and May 26.

 

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 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.

Tai Chi is an internal martial art that is practiced for health and self defense.  It incorporates both slow moving exercise and stillness practice.  By connecting our breathing with our movements, we strengthen our ability to focus on each moment.

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes. In-person registration only (check, cash or money order made payable to Great Neck Library) beginning March 26 for Great Neck School District residents and April 2 for non-residents.

April 14, 21, May 5th, 12, 19 and June 2, 9, 16

*There are no classes
April 28 and May 26.

 

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Monday May 14, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein

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

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

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

Series of 8 classes: $40 Registration Fee for entire series.  In-person registration (check, cash or money order payable to Great Neck Library) begins March 26 for Great Neck School District residents and April 2 for non-residents.

Please call 466-8055, ext. 208/254 for 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.

Series of 8 classes: $40 Registration Fee for entire series.  In-person registration (check, cash or money order payable to Great Neck Library) begins March 26 for Great Neck School District residents and April 2 for non-residents.

Please call 466-8055, ext. 208/254 for further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Judge Joseph F. Bianco presentation Views from the Bench

This program has been rescheduled for June 11.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

This program has been rescheduled for June 11.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday May 15, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Tony Bennett presented by Jack Schnur

Jack Schnur will give a multi-media presentation about the life and career of Tony Bennett, with stories and rare clips of performances and interviews. 

Jack Schnur was a videotape editor for CBS for 30 years.

Registration suggested beginning March 26 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

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

Jack Schnur will give a multi-media presentation about the life and career of Tony Bennett, with stories and rare clips of performances and interviews. 

Jack Schnur was a videotape editor for CBS for 30 years.

Registration suggested beginning March 26 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
GNL Tech Squad

Teen volunteers will help you learn how to use your iPad or tablet, social media, Microsoft Office, smartphone apps, and more. Bring in specific questions and issues, or just learn the basics of technology. No registration required. 

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

Teen volunteers will help you learn how to use your iPad or tablet, social media, Microsoft Office, smartphone apps, and more. Bring in specific questions and issues, or just learn the basics of technology. No registration required. 

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

LOCATION: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

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

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

             WELLNESS

Registration strongly suggested by calling exts. 218/219 or go online beginning April 2.

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

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

             WELLNESS

Registration strongly suggested by calling exts. 218/219 or go online beginning April 2.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

There are 25 spaces available.

Wednesday May 16, 2018
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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chess at Main

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

THE SHAPE OF WATER

2017, 123 minutes, R

Director: Guillermo Del Toro

Cast: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon

Synopsis:  An otherworldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War-era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

THE SHAPE OF WATER

2017, 123 minutes, R

Director: Guillermo Del Toro

Cast: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon

Synopsis:  An otherworldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War-era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

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

Registration begins March 26 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

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

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

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

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

Registration begins March 26 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Thursday May 17, 2018
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein

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

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

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

Series of 8 classes: $40 Registration Fee for entire series.  In-person registration (check, cash or money order payable to Great Neck Library) begins March 26 for Great Neck School District residents and April 2 for non-residents.

Please call 466-8055, ext. 208/254 for 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.

Series of 8 classes: $40 Registration Fee for entire series.  In-person registration (check, cash or money order payable to Great Neck Library) begins March 26 for Great Neck School District residents and April 2 for non-residents.

Please call 466-8055, ext. 208/254 for further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Friday May 18, 2018
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
ESL with Lisa Greenwald

Lisa Greenwald began an ESL conversation class last year at the Parkville Branch of the Great Neck Library, and the Manhasset Public Library, focusing on conversation skills while incorporating correct grammar and pronunciation.

Lisa taught English in the Port Washington Library ESL program two years ago.  She then went on to teach ESL to individual students at the Glen Cove Public Library.  Lisa also tutors both adults and children privately at all levels of English competency. 

No registration required.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Lisa Greenwald began an ESL conversation class last year at the Parkville Branch of the Great Neck Library, and the Manhasset Public Library, focusing on conversation skills while incorporating correct grammar and pronunciation.

Lisa taught English in the Port Washington Library ESL program two years ago.  She then went on to teach ESL to individual students at the Glen Cove Public Library.  Lisa also tutors both adults and children privately at all levels of English competency. 

No registration required.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Writer Within Writing Workshop with 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 required, beginning March 26 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

April 20, May 18 and June 15.  Attend one, two or all three workshops.
 

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

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

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

Registration required, beginning March 26 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

April 20, May 18 and June 15.  Attend one, two or all three workshops.
 

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

There are 23 spaces available.

Saturday May 19, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tai Chi

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 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.

Tai Chi is an internal martial art that is practiced for health and self defense.  It incorporates both slow moving exercise and stillness practice.  By connecting our breathing with our movements, we strengthen our ability to focus on each moment.

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes. In-person registration only (check, cash or money order made payable to Great Neck Library) beginning March 26 for Great Neck School District residents and April 2 for non-residents.

April 14, 21, May 5th, 12, 19 and June 2, 9, 16

*There are no classes
April 28 and May 26.

 

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 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.

Tai Chi is an internal martial art that is practiced for health and self defense.  It incorporates both slow moving exercise and stillness practice.  By connecting our breathing with our movements, we strengthen our ability to focus on each moment.

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes. In-person registration only (check, cash or money order made payable to Great Neck Library) beginning March 26 for Great Neck School District residents and April 2 for non-residents.

April 14, 21, May 5th, 12, 19 and June 2, 9, 16

*There are no classes
April 28 and May 26.

 

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Sunday May 20, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Gemini Journey presents: From Klezmer to Broadway
arranged by Music Advisory Committee

Diane Block, Violin  *  Terry Batts, Cello  *  Fred Simpson, Percussion

Enjoy musical selections including Oklahoma, It Ain’t Necessarily So, Hava Nagila, Cabaret, Over the Rainbow, Sunrise, Sunset and more............

Violinist Diane Block and cellist Terry Batts began their collaboration in the 1980s while studying at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music.

The Great Neck Library Music Advisory Committee, now in its 47th year, is co-chaired by founding member Gabe Chieco and Michele Ganz, and includes members Mary Dehn and Estelle Pace. This all volunteer committee of Great Neck residents represents a wide range of musical experience and performance.

Registration suggested beginning March 26 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.  Great Neck School District residents have priority for seating.  Please arrive 15 minutes early for preferred seating.

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

Diane Block, Violin  *  Terry Batts, Cello  *  Fred Simpson, Percussion

Enjoy musical selections including Oklahoma, It Ain’t Necessarily So, Hava Nagila, Cabaret, Over the Rainbow, Sunrise, Sunset and more............

Violinist Diane Block and cellist Terry Batts began their collaboration in the 1980s while studying at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music.

The Great Neck Library Music Advisory Committee, now in its 47th year, is co-chaired by founding member Gabe Chieco and Michele Ganz, and includes members Mary Dehn and Estelle Pace. This all volunteer committee of Great Neck residents represents a wide range of musical experience and performance.

Registration suggested beginning March 26 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.  Great Neck School District residents have priority for seating.  Please arrive 15 minutes early for preferred seating.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Monday May 21, 2018
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Face Yoga with Rosanne Spinner

Rosanne calls the face yoga method the “crowning touch of your fitness program.”  It focuses on specific facial muscle exercises as well as meaningful lifestyle changes to create a firmer, more sculpted face, neck and jawline, giving you the best version of yourself.  It is safe and natural, and takes only minutes per day to “turn back the clock” and/or prevent or diminish fine lines and wrinkles from forming in the first place.  In addition, it improves posture, circulation and can even improve your vision.  Bring a small mirror with you.

Rosanne is a a Certified Teacher of The Face Yoga Method (registered trademark), certified Holistic Health Coach, Certified Laughter Yoga Wellness Instructor and founder of “Spinner’s Grinners Laughter Yoga Classes” in New Hyde Park, Level II Qigong Practitioner, Traditional USUI Reiki Practitioner, and Color Therapy Practitioner.

Registration suggested beginning March 26 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

                             

 

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

Rosanne calls the face yoga method the “crowning touch of your fitness program.”  It focuses on specific facial muscle exercises as well as meaningful lifestyle changes to create a firmer, more sculpted face, neck and jawline, giving you the best version of yourself.  It is safe and natural, and takes only minutes per day to “turn back the clock” and/or prevent or diminish fine lines and wrinkles from forming in the first place.  In addition, it improves posture, circulation and can even improve your vision.  Bring a small mirror with you.

Rosanne is a a Certified Teacher of The Face Yoga Method (registered trademark), certified Holistic Health Coach, Certified Laughter Yoga Wellness Instructor and founder of “Spinner’s Grinners Laughter Yoga Classes” in New Hyde Park, Level II Qigong Practitioner, Traditional USUI Reiki Practitioner, and Color Therapy Practitioner.

Registration suggested beginning March 26 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

                             

 

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday May 22, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Hollywood in the White House presented by Max Alvarez

This high octane journey through 84 years of Hollywood films and TV shows about U.S. presidents features discussion of such political favorites as House of cards, VEEP, The American President, and Seven Days in May.

Max Alvarez is a film historian and has done programming and curatorial work at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, and at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, in Washington D.C.

Registration suggested beginning March 26 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

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

This high octane journey through 84 years of Hollywood films and TV shows about U.S. presidents features discussion of such political favorites as House of cards, VEEP, The American President, and Seven Days in May.

Max Alvarez is a film historian and has done programming and curatorial work at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, and at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, in Washington D.C.

Registration suggested beginning March 26 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
GNL Tech Squad

Teen volunteers will help you learn how to use your iPad or tablet, social media, Microsoft Office, smartphone apps, and more. Bring in specific questions and issues, or just learn the basics of technology. No registration required. 

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

Teen volunteers will help you learn how to use your iPad or tablet, social media, Microsoft Office, smartphone apps, and more. Bring in specific questions and issues, or just learn the basics of technology. No registration required. 

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

LOCATION: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

Wednesday May 23, 2018
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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chess at Main

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

THE DARKEST HOUR

2017, 125 minutes, PG-13

Director: Joe Wright

Cast: Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas

Synopsis:  During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly appointed British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

THE DARKEST HOUR

2017, 125 minutes, PG-13

Director: Joe Wright

Cast: Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas

Synopsis:  During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly appointed British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.

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 - 8:30 PM
Is our Technological World Putting our Health at Risk?
with Patricia Wood

Learn what researchers in the medical and environmental health communities are finding out about our round-the-clock exposures to all things tech, including our wireless devices and nighttime LED lighting.

Join the discussion led by Patricia Wood, Founder and Executive Director of Grassroots Environmental Education a not-for-profit that relies on science to advocate for clean air, clean water, a safe food supply, and stricter regulation of chemical toxins. Grassroots serves local and state governments, health care providers, school systems, and community and environmental groups nationwide. Ms. Wood is a Visiting Scholar at Adelphi University, where she lectures on the environment and health. 

Registration suggested beginning March 26 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

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

Learn what researchers in the medical and environmental health communities are finding out about our round-the-clock exposures to all things tech, including our wireless devices and nighttime LED lighting.

Join the discussion led by Patricia Wood, Founder and Executive Director of Grassroots Environmental Education a not-for-profit that relies on science to advocate for clean air, clean water, a safe food supply, and stricter regulation of chemical toxins. Grassroots serves local and state governments, health care providers, school systems, and community and environmental groups nationwide. Ms. Wood is a Visiting Scholar at Adelphi University, where she lectures on the environment and health. 

Registration suggested beginning March 26 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Thursday May 24, 2018
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein

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

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

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

Series of 8 classes: $40 Registration Fee for entire series.  In-person registration (check, cash or money order payable to Great Neck Library) begins March 26 for Great Neck School District residents and April 2 for non-residents.

Please call 466-8055, ext. 208/254 for 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.

Series of 8 classes: $40 Registration Fee for entire series.  In-person registration (check, cash or money order payable to Great Neck Library) begins March 26 for Great Neck School District residents and April 2 for non-residents.

Please call 466-8055, ext. 208/254 for further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Friday May 25, 2018
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
ESL with Lisa Greenwald

Lisa Greenwald began an ESL conversation class last year at the Parkville Branch of the Great Neck Library, and the Manhasset Public Library, focusing on conversation skills while incorporating correct grammar and pronunciation.

Lisa taught English in the Port Washington Library ESL program two years ago.  She then went on to teach ESL to individual students at the Glen Cove Public Library.  Lisa also tutors both adults and children privately at all levels of English competency. 

No registration required.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Lisa Greenwald began an ESL conversation class last year at the Parkville Branch of the Great Neck Library, and the Manhasset Public Library, focusing on conversation skills while incorporating correct grammar and pronunciation.

Lisa taught English in the Port Washington Library ESL program two years ago.  She then went on to teach ESL to individual students at the Glen Cove Public Library.  Lisa also tutors both adults and children privately at all levels of English competency. 

No registration required.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

I, TONYA

2017, 119 minutes, R

Director: Craig Gillespie

Cast: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney

Synopsis:  Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises up the ranks at the US Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.

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

I, TONYA

2017, 119 minutes, R

Director: Craig Gillespie

Cast: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney

Synopsis:  Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises up the ranks at the US Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.

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

Friday June 1, 2018 - Thursday June 21, 2018
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
In the Gallery Display Cases
History of Great Neck North and South High Schools and Levels
LOCATION: Main Library Lower Lobby Art Gallery
 
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
In the Gallery
Great Neck North and South High Schools Art Students Exhibit
LOCATION: Main Library Lower Lobby Art Gallery
Friday June 1, 2018
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
ESL with Lisa Greenwald

Lisa Greenwald began an ESL conversation class last year at the Parkville Branch of the Great Neck Library, and the Manhasset Public Library, focusing on conversation skills while incorporating correct grammar and pronunciation.

Lisa taught English in the Port Washington Library ESL program two years ago.  She then went on to teach ESL to individual students at the Glen Cove Public Library.  Lisa also tutors both adults and children privately at all levels of English competency. 

No registration required.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Lisa Greenwald began an ESL conversation class last year at the Parkville Branch of the Great Neck Library, and the Manhasset Public Library, focusing on conversation skills while incorporating correct grammar and pronunciation.

Lisa taught English in the Port Washington Library ESL program two years ago.  She then went on to teach ESL to individual students at the Glen Cove Public Library.  Lisa also tutors both adults and children privately at all levels of English competency. 

No registration required.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

 
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3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Socrates Salon with Conversation Host Ron Gross
Share your life experiences, knowledge, and wisdom about topics that matter, as we move from small talk to Big Talk. Everyone speaks and everyone listens, because all of us are wiser than any of us.  Topics announced in advance on flip chart at the Information Desk. No registration required. To receive further information about this session and ensuing ones, please send an e-mail to Ron Gross at grossassoc@aol.com

 

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
Share your life experiences, knowledge, and wisdom about topics that matter, as we move from small talk to Big Talk. Everyone speaks and everyone listens, because all of us are wiser than any of us.  Topics announced in advance on flip chart at the Information Desk. No registration required. To receive further information about this session and ensuing ones, please send an e-mail to Ron Gross at grossassoc@aol.com

 

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Saturday June 2, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tai Chi

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 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.

Tai Chi is an internal martial art that is practiced for health and self defense.  It incorporates both slow moving exercise and stillness practice.  By connecting our breathing with our movements, we strengthen our ability to focus on each moment.

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes. In-person registration only (check, cash or money order made payable to Great Neck Library) beginning March 26 for Great Neck School District residents and April 2 for non-residents.

April 14, 21, May 5th, 12, 19 and June 2, 9, 16

*There are no classes
April 28 and May 26.

 

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 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.

Tai Chi is an internal martial art that is practiced for health and self defense.  It incorporates both slow moving exercise and stillness practice.  By connecting our breathing with our movements, we strengthen our ability to focus on each moment.

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes. In-person registration only (check, cash or money order made payable to Great Neck Library) beginning March 26 for Great Neck School District residents and April 2 for non-residents.

April 14, 21, May 5th, 12, 19 and June 2, 9, 16

*There are no classes
April 28 and May 26.

 

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Sunday June 3, 2018
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2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Ted Rosenthal World Class Jazz Trio
arranged by Music Advisory Committee

Enjoy jazz standards, jazz interpretations of The Great American Songbook, jazz interpretations of classical themes, Gershwin, and Ted Rosenthal’s original compositions.

Ted Rosenthal is one of the leading jazz pianists of his generation. He actively tours worldwide with his trio, as a soloist, and has performed with many jazz greats, including Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Phil Woods, Bob Brookmeyer, and James Moody.  Rosenthal is artistic director of Jazz at the Riverdale Y and previously was artistic director of Jazz at Dicapo Theatre, both in New York City. He has also performed with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, and Jon Faddis and the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band. Active in jazz education, he is on faculty at Manhattan School of Music, where he also served on the Board of Trustees and received the Presidential Medal for Distinguished Faculty Service. He also teaches at The Juilliard School. In addition, he presents jazz clinics throughout the world, often in conjunction with his touring.

The Great Neck Library Music Advisory Committee, now in its 47th year, is co-chaired by founding member Gabe Chieco and Michele Ganz, and includes members Mary Dehn and Estelle Pace. This all volunteer committee of Great Neck residents represents a wide range of musical experience and performance.

Registration suggested beginning March 26 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.  Great Neck School District residents have priority for seating.  Please arrive 15 minutes early for preferred seating.

Please note starting time is 2:30 p.m.

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

Enjoy jazz standards, jazz interpretations of The Great American Songbook, jazz interpretations of classical themes, Gershwin, and Ted Rosenthal’s original compositions.

Ted Rosenthal is one of the leading jazz pianists of his generation. He actively tours worldwide with his trio, as a soloist, and has performed with many jazz greats, including Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Phil Woods, Bob Brookmeyer, and James Moody.  Rosenthal is artistic director of Jazz at the Riverdale Y and previously was artistic director of Jazz at Dicapo Theatre, both in New York City. He has also performed with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, and Jon Faddis and the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band. Active in jazz education, he is on faculty at Manhattan School of Music, where he also served on the Board of Trustees and received the Presidential Medal for Distinguished Faculty Service. He also teaches at The Juilliard School. In addition, he presents jazz clinics throughout the world, often in conjunction with his touring.

The Great Neck Library Music Advisory Committee, now in its 47th year, is co-chaired by founding member Gabe Chieco and Michele Ganz, and includes members Mary Dehn and Estelle Pace. This all volunteer committee of Great Neck residents represents a wide range of musical experience and performance.

Registration suggested beginning March 26 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.  Great Neck School District residents have priority for seating.  Please arrive 15 minutes early for preferred seating.

Please note starting time is 2:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Monday June 4, 2018
rec_yoga
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein

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

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

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

Series of 8 classes: $40 Registration Fee for entire series.  In-person registration (check, cash or money order payable to Great Neck Library) begins March 26 for Great Neck School District residents and April 2 for non-residents.

Please call 466-8055, ext. 208/254 for 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.

Series of 8 classes: $40 Registration Fee for entire series.  In-person registration (check, cash or money order payable to Great Neck Library) begins March 26 for Great Neck School District residents and April 2 for non-residents.

Please call 466-8055, ext. 208/254 for further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Author Jim Ryan
Simple Happiness: 52 Easy Ways to Lighten Up

Motivational speaker Jim Ryan will talk about 8 characteristics of happy people. Jim is an accomplished guitarist and singer and his musical interludes serve to solidify the concepts presented.

Jim Ryan is the founder and president of Jim Ryan Talks, an organization dedicated to the cultivation and development of each individual’s potential for living a life full of joy, fulfillment and success.  He has appeared on numerous radio and TV shows and has been featured in TV interviews including an interview with “The God Squad.”

Registration suggested beginning March 26 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

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

Motivational speaker Jim Ryan will talk about 8 characteristics of happy people. Jim is an accomplished guitarist and singer and his musical interludes serve to solidify the concepts presented.

Jim Ryan is the founder and president of Jim Ryan Talks, an organization dedicated to the cultivation and development of each individual’s potential for living a life full of joy, fulfillment and success.  He has appeared on numerous radio and TV shows and has been featured in TV interviews including an interview with “The God Squad.”

Registration suggested beginning March 26 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday June 5, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Pioneering American modernist Georgia O’Keeffe visual art lecture
presented by Thomas Germano
Pioneering American modernist Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986) conveyed a distinct sense of place with innovative depictions of her surroundings, from stark New Mexican landscapes to New York cityscapes. Yet flowers and plants were subjects that engaged O’Keeffe throughout her career. 
Prof. Germano lectures on the the artist career and her current exhibition at the New York Botanical Gardens.

Thomas Germano is an artist and art professor at Farmingdale State College, SUNY.  He teaches painting, drawing and art history.  He has exhibited his art throughout the United States and abroad and his work is in numerous public and private collections.

Registration suggested beginning March 26 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
There are many spaces available.
Pioneering American modernist Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986) conveyed a distinct sense of place with innovative depictions of her surroundings, from stark New Mexican landscapes to New York cityscapes. Yet flowers and plants were subjects that engaged O’Keeffe throughout her career. 
Prof. Germano lectures on the the artist career and her current exhibition at the New York Botanical Gardens.

Thomas Germano is an artist and art professor at Farmingdale State College, SUNY.  He teaches painting, drawing and art history.  He has exhibited his art throughout the United States and abroad and his work is in numerous public and private collections.

Registration suggested beginning March 26 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday June 6, 2018
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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chess at Main

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

DUNKIRK

2017, 106 minutes, PG-13

Director: Christopher Nolan

Cast: Fionn Whitehead, Damien Bonnard, Aneurin Barnard, Tom Hardy

Synopsis:  A World War II thriller about the evacuation of 400,000 Allied troops from the French city of Dunkirk before Nazi forces can take hold.

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

DUNKIRK

2017, 106 minutes, PG-13

Director: Christopher Nolan

Cast: Fionn Whitehead, Damien Bonnard, Aneurin Barnard, Tom Hardy

Synopsis:  A World War II thriller about the evacuation of 400,000 Allied troops from the French city of Dunkirk before Nazi forces can take hold.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

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

Series of 8 classes: $40 Registration Fee for entire series.  In-person registration (check, cash or money order payable to Great Neck Library) begins March 26 for Great Neck School District residents and April 2 for non-residents.

Please call 466-8055, ext. 208/254 for 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.

Series of 8 classes: $40 Registration Fee for entire series.  In-person registration (check, cash or money order payable to Great Neck Library) begins March 26 for Great Neck School District residents and April 2 for non-residents.

Please call 466-8055, ext. 208/254 for further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Friday June 8, 2018
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
ESL with Lisa Greenwald

Lisa Greenwald began an ESL conversation class last year at the Parkville Branch of the Great Neck Library, and the Manhasset Public Library, focusing on conversation skills while incorporating correct grammar and pronunciation.

Lisa taught English in the Port Washington Library ESL program two years ago.  She then went on to teach ESL to individual students at the Glen Cove Public Library.  Lisa also tutors both adults and children privately at all levels of English competency. 

No registration required.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Lisa Greenwald began an ESL conversation class last year at the Parkville Branch of the Great Neck Library, and the Manhasset Public Library, focusing on conversation skills while incorporating correct grammar and pronunciation.

Lisa taught English in the Port Washington Library ESL program two years ago.  She then went on to teach ESL to individual students at the Glen Cove Public Library.  Lisa also tutors both adults and children privately at all levels of English competency. 

No registration required.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Saturday June 9, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tai Chi

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 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.

Tai Chi is an internal martial art that is practiced for health and self defense.  It incorporates both slow moving exercise and stillness practice.  By connecting our breathing with our movements, we strengthen our ability to focus on each moment.

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes. In-person registration only (check, cash or money order made payable to Great Neck Library) beginning March 26 for Great Neck School District residents and April 2 for non-residents.

April 14, 21, May 5th, 12, 19 and June 2, 9, 16

*There are no classes
April 28 and May 26.

 

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 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.

Tai Chi is an internal martial art that is practiced for health and self defense.  It incorporates both slow moving exercise and stillness practice.  By connecting our breathing with our movements, we strengthen our ability to focus on each moment.

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes. In-person registration only (check, cash or money order made payable to Great Neck Library) beginning March 26 for Great Neck School District residents and April 2 for non-residents.

April 14, 21, May 5th, 12, 19 and June 2, 9, 16

*There are no classes
April 28 and May 26.

 

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Sunday June 10, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Broadway Showstoppers

Broadway Showstoppers is a professional musical revue featuring highlight moments from the most popular shows ever produced on the Great White Way. Sung by a cast of incredibly talented theatrical artists, with live accompaniment.

Registration suggested beginning March 26 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.  Great Neck School District residents have priority for seating.  Please arrive 15 minutes early for preferred seating.

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

Broadway Showstoppers is a professional musical revue featuring highlight moments from the most popular shows ever produced on the Great White Way. Sung by a cast of incredibly talented theatrical artists, with live accompaniment.

Registration suggested beginning March 26 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.  Great Neck School District residents have priority for seating.  Please arrive 15 minutes early for preferred seating.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

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

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

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

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

Series of 8 classes: $40 Registration Fee for entire series.  In-person registration (check, cash or money order payable to Great Neck Library) begins March 26 for Great Neck School District residents and April 2 for non-residents.

Please call 466-8055, ext. 208/254 for 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.

Series of 8 classes: $40 Registration Fee for entire series.  In-person registration (check, cash or money order payable to Great Neck Library) begins March 26 for Great Neck School District residents and April 2 for non-residents.

Please call 466-8055, ext. 208/254 for further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Judge Joseph F. Bianco presentation
Views from the Bench

Judge Bianco will discuss the selection process for federal judges, cases and issues litigated in the federal court on Long Island, and the challenges facing our criminal justice system.  

Judge Joseph F. Bianco was appointed as a United States District Judge in the Eastern District of New York in 2006. From 1994-2003, he served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, where he became Deputy Chief and then Chief of the Organized Crime and Terrorism Unit. In 2004, Judge was appointed as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division in Washington, D.C., where he supervised the Counterterrorism Section, the Fraud Section, the Appellate Section, and the Capital Case Unit. He is currently an adjunct professor at St. John's University School of Law, Hofstra University School of Law, and Touro Law Center, where he teaches a course entitled National Security and the Law.

Registration suggested beginning March 26 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

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

Judge Bianco will discuss the selection process for federal judges, cases and issues litigated in the federal court on Long Island, and the challenges facing our criminal justice system.  

Judge Joseph F. Bianco was appointed as a United States District Judge in the Eastern District of New York in 2006. From 1994-2003, he served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, where he became Deputy Chief and then Chief of the Organized Crime and Terrorism Unit. In 2004, Judge was appointed as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division in Washington, D.C., where he supervised the Counterterrorism Section, the Fraud Section, the Appellate Section, and the Capital Case Unit. He is currently an adjunct professor at St. John's University School of Law, Hofstra University School of Law, and Touro Law Center, where he teaches a course entitled National Security and the Law.

Registration suggested beginning March 26 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday June 12, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bob Hope and Jack Benny: It’s All in the Timing presented by Sal St. George

Jack Benny was the acknowledged master of comedic timing.
Bob Hope was the acknowledged master of comedic timing. Yet their comedy styles were polar opposites of one another. Opposite styles with one common result: they were two very funny men! Relive their lives and their humor in this entertaining examination of two of America’s most beloved Comedy Icons.

Sal St. George is an adjunct professor and pop culture historian. For the past 35 years, Sal St. George has created historical theater for some of the nation’s largest and best-known living history museums. St. George Living History Productions brings history to life by telling the stories behind the story.

Registration suggested beginning March 26 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

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

Jack Benny was the acknowledged master of comedic timing.
Bob Hope was the acknowledged master of comedic timing. Yet their comedy styles were polar opposites of one another. Opposite styles with one common result: they were two very funny men! Relive their lives and their humor in this entertaining examination of two of America’s most beloved Comedy Icons.

Sal St. George is an adjunct professor and pop culture historian. For the past 35 years, Sal St. George has created historical theater for some of the nation’s largest and best-known living history museums. St. George Living History Productions brings history to life by telling the stories behind the story.

Registration suggested beginning March 26 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday June 13, 2018
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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chess at Main

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

LOVING VINCENT

2017, 95 minutes, PG-13, Animated

Director: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman

Cast: Robert Gulaczyk, Douglas Booth, Helen McCrory, Saoirse Ronan, Chris O'Dowd

Synopsis: The life and controversial death of Vincent Van Gogh told by his paintings and by the characters that inhabit them. The intrigue unfolds through dramatic reconstructions of the events leading up to his death.

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

LOVING VINCENT

2017, 95 minutes, PG-13, Animated

Director: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman

Cast: Robert Gulaczyk, Douglas Booth, Helen McCrory, Saoirse Ronan, Chris O'Dowd

Synopsis: The life and controversial death of Vincent Van Gogh told by his paintings and by the characters that inhabit them. The intrigue unfolds through dramatic reconstructions of the events leading up to his death.

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 - 8:30 PM
Wines of Italy presented by Elena Florenzano

Join us for a discussion of the most popular Italian wines and see slides of the different regions and wineries where these wines are produced.  Although the program does not include wine tasting, participants will learn how to order wines in a restaurant, read the wine label and pair wines with different foods.

Registration suggested beginning March 26 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

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

Join us for a discussion of the most popular Italian wines and see slides of the different regions and wineries where these wines are produced.  Although the program does not include wine tasting, participants will learn how to order wines in a restaurant, read the wine label and pair wines with different foods.

Registration suggested beginning March 26 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Thursday June 14, 2018
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The Biology of Belief
Longevity: Secrets of Centenarians with Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh

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

Registration strongly suggested by calling exts. 218/219 or go online beginning April 2.

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

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

Registration strongly suggested by calling exts. 218/219 or go online beginning April 2.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

There are 23 spaces available.

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

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

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

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

Series of 8 classes: $40 Registration Fee for entire series.  In-person registration (check, cash or money order payable to Great Neck Library) begins March 26 for Great Neck School District residents and April 2 for non-residents.

Please call 466-8055, ext. 208/254 for 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.

Series of 8 classes: $40 Registration Fee for entire series.  In-person registration (check, cash or money order payable to Great Neck Library) begins March 26 for Great Neck School District residents and April 2 for non-residents.

Please call 466-8055, ext. 208/254 for further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Friday June 15, 2018
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Writer Within Writing Workshop with 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 required, beginning March 26 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

April 20, May 18 and June 15.  Attend one, two or all three workshops.
 

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

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

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

Registration required, beginning March 26 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

April 20, May 18 and June 15.  Attend one, two or all three workshops.
 

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

There are 23 spaces available.

Saturday June 16, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tai Chi

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 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.

Tai Chi is an internal martial art that is practiced for health and self defense.  It incorporates both slow moving exercise and stillness practice.  By connecting our breathing with our movements, we strengthen our ability to focus on each moment.

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes. In-person registration only (check, cash or money order made payable to Great Neck Library) beginning March 26 for Great Neck School District residents and April 2 for non-residents.

April 14, 21, May 5th, 12, 19 and June 2, 9, 16

*There are no classes
April 28 and May 26.

 

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 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.

Tai Chi is an internal martial art that is practiced for health and self defense.  It incorporates both slow moving exercise and stillness practice.  By connecting our breathing with our movements, we strengthen our ability to focus on each moment.

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes. In-person registration only (check, cash or money order made payable to Great Neck Library) beginning March 26 for Great Neck School District residents and April 2 for non-residents.

April 14, 21, May 5th, 12, 19 and June 2, 9, 16

*There are no classes
April 28 and May 26.

 

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.  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.  If you are divorced, widowed, single, or an empty nester age 50 plus who would like a new beginning, come and be inspired to make new friends, network and learn new skills towards reinventing yourself.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Monday June 18, 2018
rec_yoga
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein

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

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

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

Series of 8 classes: $40 Registration Fee for entire series.  In-person registration (check, cash or money order payable to Great Neck Library) begins March 26 for Great Neck School District residents and April 2 for non-residents.

Please call 466-8055, ext. 208/254 for 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.

Series of 8 classes: $40 Registration Fee for entire series.  In-person registration (check, cash or money order payable to Great Neck Library) begins March 26 for Great Neck School District residents and April 2 for non-residents.

Please call 466-8055, ext. 208/254 for further information.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday June 19, 2018
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
St. Francis Community Van

Free health screenings in St. Francis’ state-of-the-art outreach van. These screenings include a brief cardiac history, blood pressure, simple blood test for cholesterol, and diabetes screenings with the appropriate patient education and referrals needed for people above the age of 18. 

First come, first served. No registration required.

LOCATION: Main Library Parking Lot

Free health screenings in St. Francis’ state-of-the-art outreach van. These screenings include a brief cardiac history, blood pressure, simple blood test for cholesterol, and diabetes screenings with the appropriate patient education and referrals needed for people above the age of 18. 

First come, first served. No registration required.

LOCATION: Main Library Parking Lot

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Allies in Wellness with Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh

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

          WELLNESS

Registration strongly suggested by calling exts. 218/219 or go online beginning April 2.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
There are 25 spaces available.

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

          WELLNESS

Registration strongly suggested by calling exts. 218/219 or go online beginning April 2.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are 25 spaces available.

Wednesday June 20, 2018
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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chess at Main

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

THE POST

2017, 115 minutes, PG-13

Director: Steven Spielberg

Cast: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford

Synopsis: A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

THE POST

2017, 115 minutes, PG-13

Director: Steven Spielberg

Cast: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford

Synopsis: A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

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

Registration begins March 26 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

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

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

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

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

Registration begins March 26 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday June 26, 2018 - Monday July 23, 2018
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
In the Gallery Display Cases
Ocean Engagement
Lauren Skelly Bailey

Thanks to the New York State Council for Arts, and the Huntington Arts Council, this summer ceramic artist Lauren Skelly Bailey will be featured at the Great Neck Library as part of her Creative Communities Grant project. In her statement Lauren describes her work as exploring methods of making assemblage sculptures, conglomerations, installations, and figurines. I consider myself as an explorer, seeking new ways of layering, swirling, forcing, bending, breaking and reusing surfaces. A conversation between elements of nature emerges from her practice: flora, fauna, rocks, and the tooled objects made by man are called to mind. In combining them, I forge a new perspective of these elements.

Lauren’s project entitled, “Coral Awareness,” will take shape in two parts the first is a gallery exhibition featuring new sculptures created from research on the effects global warming has had on corals. In this research Lauren found that corals emit their own algae tissues resulting in the coral turning completely white. From this research Lauren will be creating three installations focusing on the metamorphosis of healthy corals to bleached corals. The second portion of Lauren’s grant project will involve the public; she will be hosting two workshops at the library for adults 16+. Each workshop will supply all materials for the duration of the workshop. The first workshop (6/26 12-2pm) attendees will hand painting ceramic tiles with coral inspired imagery and learn about the effects of global warming on corals. The second workshop (6/28 12-2pm) will involve, hand-painting patterns on hand pressed clay, sweeping up the clay into ribbons, and manipulating these ribbons into coral sculptures. Both workshops involve some firing off site at Lauren’s ceramic studio and the works will be displayed in the library gallery for viewing post firing.  Please make sure to register for these limited engagements prior to the workshop to ensure there are enough materials for each attendee.  

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

      

 

LOCATION: Main Library Lower Lobby Art Gallery

Thanks to the New York State Council for Arts, and the Huntington Arts Council, this summer ceramic artist Lauren Skelly Bailey will be featured at the Great Neck Library as part of her Creative Communities Grant project. In her statement Lauren describes her work as exploring methods of making assemblage sculptures, conglomerations, installations, and figurines. I consider myself as an explorer, seeking new ways of layering, swirling, forcing, bending, breaking and reusing surfaces. A conversation between elements of nature emerges from her practice: flora, fauna, rocks, and the tooled objects made by man are called to mind. In combining them, I forge a new perspective of these elements.

Lauren’s project entitled, “Coral Awareness,” will take shape in two parts the first is a gallery exhibition featuring new sculptures created from research on the effects global warming has had on corals. In this research Lauren found that corals emit their own algae tissues resulting in the coral turning completely white. From this research Lauren will be creating three installations focusing on the metamorphosis of healthy corals to bleached corals. The second portion of Lauren’s grant project will involve the public; she will be hosting two workshops at the library for adults 16+. Each workshop will supply all materials for the duration of the workshop. The first workshop (6/26 12-2pm) attendees will hand painting ceramic tiles with coral inspired imagery and learn about the effects of global warming on corals. The second workshop (6/28 12-2pm) will involve, hand-painting patterns on hand pressed clay, sweeping up the clay into ribbons, and manipulating these ribbons into coral sculptures. Both workshops involve some firing off site at Lauren’s ceramic studio and the works will be displayed in the library gallery for viewing post firing.  Please make sure to register for these limited engagements prior to the workshop to ensure there are enough materials for each attendee.  

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

      

 

LOCATION: Main Library Lower Lobby Art Gallery

Tuesday June 26, 2018 - Monday July 30, 2018
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
In the Gallery
Dreamscapes and Journeys
Ginger Balizer Hendler

Ginger Balizer Hendler is a Long Island based artist whose vibrant, primitive work is based on her love for storytelling. She is continuing work on her Dreamscape painitngs and is one of fourteen artists who belong to The Critique Group of Long Island.

Ganesh and the Lotus Flowers

LOCATION: Main Library Lower Lobby Art Gallery

Ginger Balizer Hendler is a Long Island based artist whose vibrant, primitive work is based on her love for storytelling. She is continuing work on her Dreamscape painitngs and is one of fourteen artists who belong to The Critique Group of Long Island.

Ganesh and the Lotus Flowers

LOCATION: Main Library Lower Lobby Art Gallery

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Levels Teen Center
There are 9 spaces available.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Levels Teen Center

There are 9 spaces available.

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

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

LADY BIRD

2017, 93 minutes, R

Director: Greta Gerwig

Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Odeya Rush, Kathryn Newton

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

LADY BIRD

2017, 93 minutes, R

Director: Greta Gerwig

Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Odeya Rush, Kathryn Newton

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

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