Sunday October 21, 2018
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Great Neck Historical Society presents Author Talk: Great Gatsby - Great Neck or Westport, CT?

Author Talk with Richard Webb - Boats Against the Current: The Honeymoon Summer of Scott and Zelda.

Documentary: “Gatsby in Connecticut: The Untold Story” - filmmakers Robert Steven Williams and Richard Webb

F. Scott Fitzgerald honeymooned in Westport, and later moved to Great Neck. Great Neck has historically been the assumed setting for Gatsby’s mansion in West Egg and Port Washington, or East Egg the location of Daisy’s house.  Now, historians Richard Webb and Robert Steven Williams are suggesting that Westport, CT had the major influence on the writing of The Great Gatsby.

A new book, Boats Against the Current, written by Webb, accompanies a not-quite-released documentary produced by Webb and Williams.

Author and historian Richard “Deej” Webb grew up Westport in the shadow of what was often referred to by the couple afterward as “the gray house,” and may well be the inspiration for Nick Carroway’s cottage in Fitzgerald’s masterpiece, The Great Gatsby. In fact, according to current research, Westport itself had a much greater influence on the novel than its neighbors across Long Island Sound, as presented by Webb in BOATS AGAINST THE CURRENT: The Honeymoon Summer of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.

RICHARD “DEEJ” WEBB is an author, documentary filmmaker and historian. A graduate of Vanderbilt University, he is a multiple award-winning educator who has taught at the high school and university level for more than 25 years. A featured presenter in the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Prohibition documentary Connecticut Goes Dry, Webb is co-creator and co-producer, along with Robert Williams, of Gatsby in Connecticut, an F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald documentary that is a companion piece to Boats Against the Current. Considered a local authority on Westport history, he is a consultant to the local historical society and has given talks throughout Fairfield County about the Fitzgeralds’ time in Westport.

Robert Steven Williams is an author, filmmaker, musician and songwriter. He is the recipient of many literary awards including from the Saturday Evening Post.

Come hear the author and filmmakers discuss their research.  See parts of the documentary in this first Long Island showing.  Decide for yourself.  This book has received a tremendous amount of interest in the New York Times, as well as local papers both on Long Island and in Connecticut.  This will be their first Long Island book talk - bound to be a controversial afternoon.

Registration suggested beginning Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.

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

                                                                                 Author and Historian Richard Webb           Filmmaker Robert Steven Williams

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

Author Talk with Richard Webb - Boats Against the Current: The Honeymoon Summer of Scott and Zelda.

Documentary: “Gatsby in Connecticut: The Untold Story” - filmmakers Robert Steven Williams and Richard Webb

F. Scott Fitzgerald honeymooned in Westport, and later moved to Great Neck. Great Neck has historically been the assumed setting for Gatsby’s mansion in West Egg and Port Washington, or East Egg the location of Daisy’s house.  Now, historians Richard Webb and Robert Steven Williams are suggesting that Westport, CT had the major influence on the writing of The Great Gatsby.

A new book, Boats Against the Current, written by Webb, accompanies a not-quite-released documentary produced by Webb and Williams.

Author and historian Richard “Deej” Webb grew up Westport in the shadow of what was often referred to by the couple afterward as “the gray house,” and may well be the inspiration for Nick Carroway’s cottage in Fitzgerald’s masterpiece, The Great Gatsby. In fact, according to current research, Westport itself had a much greater influence on the novel than its neighbors across Long Island Sound, as presented by Webb in BOATS AGAINST THE CURRENT: The Honeymoon Summer of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.

RICHARD “DEEJ” WEBB is an author, documentary filmmaker and historian. A graduate of Vanderbilt University, he is a multiple award-winning educator who has taught at the high school and university level for more than 25 years. A featured presenter in the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Prohibition documentary Connecticut Goes Dry, Webb is co-creator and co-producer, along with Robert Williams, of Gatsby in Connecticut, an F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald documentary that is a companion piece to Boats Against the Current. Considered a local authority on Westport history, he is a consultant to the local historical society and has given talks throughout Fairfield County about the Fitzgeralds’ time in Westport.

Robert Steven Williams is an author, filmmaker, musician and songwriter. He is the recipient of many literary awards including from the Saturday Evening Post.

Come hear the author and filmmakers discuss their research.  See parts of the documentary in this first Long Island showing.  Decide for yourself.  This book has received a tremendous amount of interest in the New York Times, as well as local papers both on Long Island and in Connecticut.  This will be their first Long Island book talk - bound to be a controversial afternoon.

Registration suggested beginning Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.

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

                                                                                 Author and Historian Richard Webb           Filmmaker Robert Steven Williams

CONTACT:
   
  
  

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Monday October 22, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein

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

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

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

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

Classes:  Oct. 15, 22, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26, Dec. 3, 10 (skip Oct. 29)

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

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

Classes:  Oct. 15, 22, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26, Dec. 3, 10 (skip Oct. 29)

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday October 23, 2018
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3D Printing for Beginners!

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Join us for this 4-week program (10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23) on the basics of 3d printing and design. Work with Makerbot Print, Thingiverse, and Tinkercad to print existing designs and make your own! No experience necessary. Registration Required. 

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

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Join us for this 4-week program (10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23) on the basics of 3d printing and design. Work with Makerbot Print, Thingiverse, and Tinkercad to print existing designs and make your own! No experience necessary. Registration Required. 

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Golden Age of the American Musical presented by Jack Schnur

Enjoy video clips with performances by original cast members of musicals including "Oklahoma," "A Chorus Line, " "Carousel," South Pacific," "Fiddler on the Roof," "The Music Man" and more. Clips include commentary by Rodgers & Hammerstein and Stephen Sondheim.

Jack Schnur was a videotape editor for CBS for 30 years and creates his own multimedia programs.

           

Registration suggested beginning Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.

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

Enjoy video clips with performances by original cast members of musicals including "Oklahoma," "A Chorus Line, " "Carousel," South Pacific," "Fiddler on the Roof," "The Music Man" and more. Clips include commentary by Rodgers & Hammerstein and Stephen Sondheim.

Jack Schnur was a videotape editor for CBS for 30 years and creates his own multimedia programs.

           

Registration suggested beginning Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday October 24, 2018
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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chess at Main

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

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

 
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2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday Film Matinee

THE MEASURE OF A MAN

2015, 91 minutes, Not rated, French with English subtitles

Note:  TODAY'S FILM WILL START AT 2:30 pm - Doors will open at 2:15 pm

Director:  Stephane Brize

Cast:      Vincent London

Synopsis:  Unemployed everyman Thierry must submit to a series of quietly humiliating ordeals in his search for work.

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 MEASURE OF A MAN

2015, 91 minutes, Not rated, French with English subtitles

Note:  TODAY'S FILM WILL START AT 2:30 pm - Doors will open at 2:15 pm

Director:  Stephane Brize

Cast:      Vincent London

Synopsis:  Unemployed everyman Thierry must submit to a series of quietly humiliating ordeals in his search for work.

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

Saturday October 27, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tai Chi with Joseph Panico

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

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

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.   In-person registration only beginning Monday, September 17.   (Check, cash or money order made payable to "Great Neck Library").                    

Series runs October 13, 20, 27, Nov, 3, 10, 17 Dec 1 and 8

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.   In-person registration only beginning Monday, September 17.   (Check, cash or money order made payable to "Great Neck Library").                    

Series runs October 13, 20, 27, Nov, 3, 10, 17 Dec 1 and 8

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Sunday October 28, 2018
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Assemblyman Anthony D'Urso

Join Assemblyman Anthony D'Urso when he speaks about his connection to a Jewish family that his family helped to hide during the Holocaust. 

On the eve of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Jan. 26, 2018 Assemblyman Anthony D’Urso traveled to a small synagogue in Naples, Italy, where he was reunited with the descendants of the Jewish family who he helped hide from the Nazis as a little boy. The D’Urso family protected the large Ascarelli family in their hometown of Formia, Italy, halfway between Naples and Rome, in 1944. While he was just a young child, the future assemblyman was responsible for acting as a lookout and calling out to his mother when German soldiers approached.

Since 1988, D’Urso has been trying to locate the family, hoping that his parents would be recognized as “Righteous Among the Nations” by the State of Israel and Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust memorial. D’Urso, with the help of Michael Weinstock, an attorney from Great Neck, found the proof he needed – a diary located in the National Archives of Italy.

“I’m blessed because the diary that’s been found allows me to finally spread the word about my father’s heroism,” D’Urso said. “And I’m doubly blessed to spend time with so many people who are alive today, in part, because (my father,) a farmer who couldn’t read or write knew what was right and what was wrong.”

Registration suggested beginning Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.

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

Join Assemblyman Anthony D'Urso when he speaks about his connection to a Jewish family that his family helped to hide during the Holocaust. 

On the eve of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Jan. 26, 2018 Assemblyman Anthony D’Urso traveled to a small synagogue in Naples, Italy, where he was reunited with the descendants of the Jewish family who he helped hide from the Nazis as a little boy. The D’Urso family protected the large Ascarelli family in their hometown of Formia, Italy, halfway between Naples and Rome, in 1944. While he was just a young child, the future assemblyman was responsible for acting as a lookout and calling out to his mother when German soldiers approached.

Since 1988, D’Urso has been trying to locate the family, hoping that his parents would be recognized as “Righteous Among the Nations” by the State of Israel and Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust memorial. D’Urso, with the help of Michael Weinstock, an attorney from Great Neck, found the proof he needed – a diary located in the National Archives of Italy.

“I’m blessed because the diary that’s been found allows me to finally spread the word about my father’s heroism,” D’Urso said. “And I’m doubly blessed to spend time with so many people who are alive today, in part, because (my father,) a farmer who couldn’t read or write knew what was right and what was wrong.”

Registration suggested beginning Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday October 30, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Film Historian Max Alvarez presents 'Alfred Hitchcock: Behind the Curtain of Suspense

Join film historian Max Alvarez for this suspense-laden program (including film scenes and rare archival materials) of Hitchcock’s life and career, where behind-the-scenes production details and secrets are entertainingly revealed.

Legendary master of screen tension Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980) shocked, thrilled, amused, and delighted, movie and TV viewers throughout his half-century directing career.  The meticulous planning that went into a Hitchcock film resulted in suspense works – among them 'Shadow of a Doubt', 'Notorious', 'To Catch a Thief', 'Vertigo', 'North by Northwest, and 'Psycho' – which continue to grip audiences in the 21st century.

Max Alvarez is a film historian and writer on world cinema culture who has presented hundreds of lectures, seminars, study tours, and film screening events. He has presented film programs at venues including the School of Visual Arts, 92nd Street Y, Museum of the Moving Image, New York Public Library System, Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center and many others.

Registration suggested beginning Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.

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

Join film historian Max Alvarez for this suspense-laden program (including film scenes and rare archival materials) of Hitchcock’s life and career, where behind-the-scenes production details and secrets are entertainingly revealed.

Legendary master of screen tension Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980) shocked, thrilled, amused, and delighted, movie and TV viewers throughout his half-century directing career.  The meticulous planning that went into a Hitchcock film resulted in suspense works – among them 'Shadow of a Doubt', 'Notorious', 'To Catch a Thief', 'Vertigo', 'North by Northwest, and 'Psycho' – which continue to grip audiences in the 21st century.

Max Alvarez is a film historian and writer on world cinema culture who has presented hundreds of lectures, seminars, study tours, and film screening events. He has presented film programs at venues including the School of Visual Arts, 92nd Street Y, Museum of the Moving Image, New York Public Library System, Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center and many others.

Registration suggested beginning Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday October 31, 2018
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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chess at Main

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

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

FINDING YOUR FEET

2017, 111 minutes, PG-13

Director:  Richard Loncraine

Cast:      Timothy Spall, Joanna Lumley, Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie, David Hayman, John Sessions

Synopsis:  On the eve of retirement, a judgmental middle-class snob discovers her husband has been having an affair with her best friend and is forced into exile with her bohemian sister who lives on an impoverished inner-city council estate.

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

FINDING YOUR FEET

2017, 111 minutes, PG-13

Director:  Richard Loncraine

Cast:      Timothy Spall, Joanna Lumley, Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie, David Hayman, John Sessions

Synopsis:  On the eve of retirement, a judgmental middle-class snob discovers her husband has been having an affair with her best friend and is forced into exile with her bohemian sister who lives on an impoverished inner-city council estate.

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 November 1, 2018
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Friday November 2, 2018
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3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Socrates Salon with Conversation Host Ron Gross

Festivus   The holiday for the rest of us.

The  HOLIDAYS for
THINKERS
 
What values of yours are evoked by the upcoming holidays (family?  hospitality?  tradition?  rejoicing, gratitude?  Or….??)  What changes would you like to see in the ways we celebrate these holidays in America today?  What’s a new Holiday which you can imagine – honoring something YOU think would be enjoyable and beneficial to celebrate? 
(Like Festivus, from Seinfeld.) 
Come share your life experiences, knowledge, and wisdom about topics that matter, as we move from small talk to Big Talk. Everyone speaks and everyone listens, because all of us are wiser than any of us.  Topics announced in advance on flip ch art at the Information Desk. No registration required. To receive further information about this session and ensuing ones, please send an e-mail to Ron Gross at grossassoc@aol.com

No registration required.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Festivus   The holiday for the rest of us.

The  HOLIDAYS for
THINKERS
 
What values of yours are evoked by the upcoming holidays (family?  hospitality?  tradition?  rejoicing, gratitude?  Or….??)  What changes would you like to see in the ways we celebrate these holidays in America today?  What’s a new Holiday which you can imagine – honoring something YOU think would be enjoyable and beneficial to celebrate? 
(Like Festivus, from Seinfeld.) 
Come share your life experiences, knowledge, and wisdom about topics that matter, as we move from small talk to Big Talk. Everyone speaks and everyone listens, because all of us are wiser than any of us.  Topics announced in advance on flip ch art at the Information Desk. No registration required. To receive further information about this session and ensuing ones, please send an e-mail to Ron Gross at grossassoc@aol.com

No registration required.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Saturday November 3, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tai Chi with Joseph Panico

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

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

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.   In-person registration only begins Monday, September 17 for Great Neck residents.   Non-resident registration begins Monday, September 24.  (Check, cash or money order made payable to "Great Neck Library").                    

Series runs October 13, 20, 27, Nov, 3, 10, 17 Dec 1 and 8

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.   In-person registration only begins Monday, September 17 for Great Neck residents.   Non-resident registration begins Monday, September 24.  (Check, cash or money order made payable to "Great Neck Library").                    

Series runs October 13, 20, 27, Nov, 3, 10, 17 Dec 1 and 8

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Sunday November 4, 2018
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1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
JayCee Driesen Celebrates The Music Of The Divas and More!

Fall in Love with International Powerhouse Vocalist  JayCee Driesen as she sings her heart out performing songs from Barbra Streisand, Shirley Bassey, Bette Midler, Judy Garland, Carole King, Adele, Cher and More!  An afternoon of pure delight!

~  “JayCee Driesen The Voice You Will Never Forget” Variety      

Female vocalist, songwriter and producer from Long Island, JayCee Driesen has entertained audiences around the nation.  She has performed at Lincoln Center, in notable Jazz and Blues Festivals, night clubs, on cruise ships, and has sung our National Anthem at sports arenas.

Registration suggested beginning Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.

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

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

Fall in Love with International Powerhouse Vocalist  JayCee Driesen as she sings her heart out performing songs from Barbra Streisand, Shirley Bassey, Bette Midler, Judy Garland, Carole King, Adele, Cher and More!  An afternoon of pure delight!

~  “JayCee Driesen The Voice You Will Never Forget” Variety      

Female vocalist, songwriter and producer from Long Island, JayCee Driesen has entertained audiences around the nation.  She has performed at Lincoln Center, in notable Jazz and Blues Festivals, night clubs, on cruise ships, and has sung our National Anthem at sports arenas.

Registration suggested beginning Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Monday November 5, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein

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

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

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

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

Classes:  Oct. 15, 22, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26, Dec. 3, 10 (skip Oct. 29)

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

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

Classes:  Oct. 15, 22, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26, Dec. 3, 10 (skip Oct. 29)

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Andy Warhol Visual Lecture with Thomas Germano
Andy Warhol
October 18, 2018
NYC's Whitney Museum of American Art is planning the city’s first comprehensive Andy Warhol retrospective in nearly 30 years that promises to make you reconsider much of what you thought you understood about America’s favorite Pop artist. The celebrities, soup cans, disaster paintings and screen tests, Warhol's art presaged the era of social media and self promotion and tapped into a cultural zeitgeist that has become a commonplace reality in our era.
 
Thomas Germano will present a visual lecture discussing Warhol amongst the major Pop artists and Pop artworks circa 1958-1970's.
 
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 Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.
LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
There are many spaces available.
Andy Warhol
October 18, 2018
NYC's Whitney Museum of American Art is planning the city’s first comprehensive Andy Warhol retrospective in nearly 30 years that promises to make you reconsider much of what you thought you understood about America’s favorite Pop artist. The celebrities, soup cans, disaster paintings and screen tests, Warhol's art presaged the era of social media and self promotion and tapped into a cultural zeitgeist that has become a commonplace reality in our era.
 
Thomas Germano will present a visual lecture discussing Warhol amongst the major Pop artists and Pop artworks circa 1958-1970's.
 
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 Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.
LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday November 7, 2018
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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chess at Main

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

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

ON CHESIL BEACH


2018, 111 minutes, rated R

Director:  Dominic Cooke

Cast:      Saoirse Ronan, Emily Watson, Anne-Marie Duff, Samuel West


Synopsis:  Based on Ian McEwan's novel. In 1962 England, a young couple find their idyllic romance colliding with issues of sexual freedom and societal pressure, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night.

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

 

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

ON CHESIL BEACH


2018, 111 minutes, rated R

Director:  Dominic Cooke

Cast:      Saoirse Ronan, Emily Watson, Anne-Marie Duff, Samuel West


Synopsis:  Based on Ian McEwan's novel. In 1962 England, a young couple find their idyllic romance colliding with issues of sexual freedom and societal pressure, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night.

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.

Register beginning Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
There are 34 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.

Register beginning Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are 34 spaces available.

Thursday November 8, 2018
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
On Health & Healing: What's your Gut have to do with it? with Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh

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

Registration strongly suggested beginning Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055 exts. 218/219 or register online.

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

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

Registration strongly suggested beginning Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055 exts. 218/219 or register online.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

There are 23 spaces available.

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Friday November 9, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
United States Propaganda in World War I Presented by Don Parker

When the major powers of Europe became involved in a tragic war in 1914, President Wilson stated the United States would remain neutral. However, after many significant violations by the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey) of our rights as a neutral nation, the United States Congress in April 1917 joined the Allies (Great Britain, France, Italy) and declared war against the Central Powers. Our entrance into the war proved to be the turning point. On November 11, 1918, the Central Powers surrendered to the Allies.

In a time before radio, sound films, television and Twitter, how did the United States change its mindset from neutrality to a nation at war? Retired US History teacher, Don Parker, discusses the unique means of communication the United States used “to make the world safe for democracy.”

Registration suggested beginning Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.

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

When the major powers of Europe became involved in a tragic war in 1914, President Wilson stated the United States would remain neutral. However, after many significant violations by the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey) of our rights as a neutral nation, the United States Congress in April 1917 joined the Allies (Great Britain, France, Italy) and declared war against the Central Powers. Our entrance into the war proved to be the turning point. On November 11, 1918, the Central Powers surrendered to the Allies.

In a time before radio, sound films, television and Twitter, how did the United States change its mindset from neutrality to a nation at war? Retired US History teacher, Don Parker, discusses the unique means of communication the United States used “to make the world safe for democracy.”

Registration suggested beginning Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

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

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

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

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Monday, September 17 for Great Neck residents.   Non-resident registration begins Monday, September 24.  (check, cash or money order made payable to "Great Neck Library").

Series runs October 13, 20, 27, Nov, 3, 10, 17 Dec 1 and 8.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Monday, September 17 for Great Neck residents.   Non-resident registration begins Monday, September 24.  (check, cash or money order made payable to "Great Neck Library").

Series runs October 13, 20, 27, Nov, 3, 10, 17 Dec 1 and 8.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Monday November 12, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein

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

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

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

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

Classes:  Oct. 15, 22, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26, Dec. 3, 10 (skip Oct. 29)

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

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

Classes:  Oct. 15, 22, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26, Dec. 3, 10 (skip Oct. 29)

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday November 13, 2018
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Great Decisions facilitated by Rhoda Plotkin

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

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

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

Sessions will continue on September 11, October 9, and November 13, 2018.

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

November 13 Topic:  Global Health: Progress and Challenges

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

Sessions will continue on September 11, October 9, and November 13, 2018.

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

November 13 Topic:  Global Health: Progress and Challenges

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Allies in Wellness: Who Are We Becoming? with Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh

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

          WELLNESS

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

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main
There are 25 spaces available.

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

          WELLNESS

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

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

There are 25 spaces available.

Wednesday November 14, 2018
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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chess at Main

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

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

SWEET BEAN


2015, 113 minutes, Not rated, Japanese with English subtitles 

Director:  Naomi Kawase

Cast:      Kirin Kiki, Masatoshi Nagase, Kyara Uchida


Synopsis:  A delicious red bean paste is the sweet heart of the dorayaki pancakes that Sentaro sells from his little bakery to a small but loyal clientele. Absorbed in sad memories and distant thoughts, Sentaro cooks with skill but without enthusiasm. When 76-year-old Tokue responds to his ad for an assistant and cheerfully offers to work for a ridiculously low wage, Sentaro is skeptical about the eccentric old lady's ability to endure the long hours.

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

SWEET BEAN


2015, 113 minutes, Not rated, Japanese with English subtitles 

Director:  Naomi Kawase

Cast:      Kirin Kiki, Masatoshi Nagase, Kyara Uchida


Synopsis:  A delicious red bean paste is the sweet heart of the dorayaki pancakes that Sentaro sells from his little bakery to a small but loyal clientele. Absorbed in sad memories and distant thoughts, Sentaro cooks with skill but without enthusiasm. When 76-year-old Tokue responds to his ad for an assistant and cheerfully offers to work for a ridiculously low wage, Sentaro is skeptical about the eccentric old lady's ability to endure the long hours.

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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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Suicide Town Hall: Hope and Healing
presented by North Shore Action
As highlighted by the recent deaths of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, designer Kate Spade, and so many others, statistics show that suicide is dramatically on the rise throughout our country. Overall, among all age groups, in every state, there has been a 30% increase since the year 2000. Some of the most painful and destructive forces in a family are mental health challenges, drug addiction, overdose and suicide. Stigma and shame adds to the suffering of individuals and their families.
 
North Shore Action is moderating a free community wide event addressing the issue of adult suicide entitled:  "Suicide Town Hall:  Hope and Healing", scheduled to take place on November 14, 2018 at the Great Neck Library. The expert panel will include NAMI, The Long Island Crisis Center, mental health professionals and other crisis response experts. The program offers critical prevention information, tips and resources to prevent suicide.  Jacqueline Harounian, a resident of Great Neck and family law attorney will moderate the discussion.
 
Last year, North Shore Action moderated the “Not My Child" forum to spread awareness regarding the Opioid Crisis. More than 250 people filled the Community Room of the Great Neck Library, and a parent task force was launched through the pubic school UPTC.  A full video of the November 1, 2017 presentation is available on Youtube and on PATV at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzoBV49c4TY&feature=youtu.be
 
LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
As highlighted by the recent deaths of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, designer Kate Spade, and so many others, statistics show that suicide is dramatically on the rise throughout our country. Overall, among all age groups, in every state, there has been a 30% increase since the year 2000. Some of the most painful and destructive forces in a family are mental health challenges, drug addiction, overdose and suicide. Stigma and shame adds to the suffering of individuals and their families.
 
North Shore Action is moderating a free community wide event addressing the issue of adult suicide entitled:  "Suicide Town Hall:  Hope and Healing", scheduled to take place on November 14, 2018 at the Great Neck Library. The expert panel will include NAMI, The Long Island Crisis Center, mental health professionals and other crisis response experts. The program offers critical prevention information, tips and resources to prevent suicide.  Jacqueline Harounian, a resident of Great Neck and family law attorney will moderate the discussion.
 
Last year, North Shore Action moderated the “Not My Child" forum to spread awareness regarding the Opioid Crisis. More than 250 people filled the Community Room of the Great Neck Library, and a parent task force was launched through the pubic school UPTC.  A full video of the November 1, 2017 presentation is available on Youtube and on PATV at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzoBV49c4TY&feature=youtu.be
 
LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Thursday November 15, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
What Happened To The Founders’ Congress? presented by James Coll
The most alarming contemporary feature of the government drafted by the Framers 230 years ago has been the self-imposed impotence of the Congress becoming more and more apparent over the course of every administration in the past 100 years.  Our discussion will take into account this diminishing congressional relevance as not only a reality but a systemic shift from the vision of those who created the Supreme law of the land.  In addition, we will discuss the upcoming congressional and state elections and their impact on the state and national governments.
 
James Coll is an Adjunct Professor of American and Constitutional History at Hofstra University and Nassau Community College, an NYPD detective and the founder of ChangeNYS, a nonprofit organization formed to educate New Yorkers about the need for nonpartisan civic understanding and political reform in the state. 
 
 
Registration suggested beginning Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.
LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
There are many spaces available.
The most alarming contemporary feature of the government drafted by the Framers 230 years ago has been the self-imposed impotence of the Congress becoming more and more apparent over the course of every administration in the past 100 years.  Our discussion will take into account this diminishing congressional relevance as not only a reality but a systemic shift from the vision of those who created the Supreme law of the land.  In addition, we will discuss the upcoming congressional and state elections and their impact on the state and national governments.
 
James Coll is an Adjunct Professor of American and Constitutional History at Hofstra University and Nassau Community College, an NYPD detective and the founder of ChangeNYS, a nonprofit organization formed to educate New Yorkers about the need for nonpartisan civic understanding and political reform in the state. 
 
 
Registration suggested beginning Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.
LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Friday November 16, 2018
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Writer Within facilitated by Lynda Aron

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

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

Registration suggested beginning Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.

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 suggested beginning Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

There are 23 spaces available.

Saturday November 17, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tai Chi with Joseph Panico

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

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

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  (check, cash or money order made payable to "Great Neck Library")  In-person registration only begins Monday, September 17 for Great Neck residents.   Non-resident registration begins Monday, September 24. 

Series runs October 13, 20, 27, Nov, 3, 10, 17 Dec 1 and 8

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  (check, cash or money order made payable to "Great Neck Library")  In-person registration only begins Monday, September 17 for Great Neck residents.   Non-resident registration begins Monday, September 24. 

Series runs October 13, 20, 27, Nov, 3, 10, 17 Dec 1 and 8

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Sunday November 18, 2018
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1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Adam Larson Jazz Quartet
arranged by Music Advisory Committee

Saxophonist-composer Adam Larson has been making waves as a bandleader in New York City for many years. Larson brings his original compositions as well as a mix of his favorite standards, with a stellar band. Adam has previously played at the library as a member of the Ted Rosenthal Quintet, as well as his own quartet. Larson will present music from his three existing albums as well as newly written material, specifically for this concert.

The Great Neck Library Music Advisory Committee, now in its 48th 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 Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.

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

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

Saxophonist-composer Adam Larson has been making waves as a bandleader in New York City for many years. Larson brings his original compositions as well as a mix of his favorite standards, with a stellar band. Adam has previously played at the library as a member of the Ted Rosenthal Quintet, as well as his own quartet. Larson will present music from his three existing albums as well as newly written material, specifically for this concert.

The Great Neck Library Music Advisory Committee, now in its 48th 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 Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Monday November 19, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein

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

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

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

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

Classes:  Oct. 15, 22, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26, Dec. 3, 10 (skip Oct. 29)

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

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

Classes:  Oct. 15, 22, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26, Dec. 3, 10 (skip Oct. 29)

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday November 20, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cultural Survivals From The Great Jewish Migration To NYC: 1881-1924
with Michael Chaplan

This presentation has an anthropological focus with an illustrative narrative that first tells the story of the “Great Jewish Migration”, which brought 1.5 million East European Jews to NYC 1881-1924 and their processing at Ellis Island. Then it surveys their remaining lifeway cultural survivals on the Lower East Side.  Many of these have already vanished. The Lower East Side is considered by heritage researchers as the “Jewish Plymouth Rock” in America, which for a time throbbed with undiluted East European culture.  Narrated by Michael Chaplan, M.A. Anthropology.

Registration suggested beginning Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.

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

This presentation has an anthropological focus with an illustrative narrative that first tells the story of the “Great Jewish Migration”, which brought 1.5 million East European Jews to NYC 1881-1924 and their processing at Ellis Island. Then it surveys their remaining lifeway cultural survivals on the Lower East Side.  Many of these have already vanished. The Lower East Side is considered by heritage researchers as the “Jewish Plymouth Rock” in America, which for a time throbbed with undiluted East European culture.  Narrated by Michael Chaplan, M.A. Anthropology.

Registration suggested beginning Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

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

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Join us for this 4-week program (11/20, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11) on the basics of 3d printing and design. Work with Makerbot Print, Thingiverse, and Tinkercad to print existing designs and make your own! No experience necessary. Registration Required. 

CONTACT: Adam Hinz  516-466-8055 ext.246  ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

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Join us for this 4-week program (11/20, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11) on the basics of 3d printing and design. Work with Makerbot Print, Thingiverse, and Tinkercad to print existing designs and make your own! No experience necessary. Registration Required. 

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Wednesday November 21, 2018
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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chess at Main

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

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Monday November 26, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein

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

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

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

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

Classes:  Oct. 15, 22, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26, Dec. 3, 10 (skip Oct. 29)

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

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

Classes:  Oct. 15, 22, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26, Dec. 3, 10 (skip Oct. 29)

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday November 27, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Golden Age of Television: What Made the 1950s So Special for American T.V. with Brian Rose

American television was all set to launch in the late 1930s, but its progress was interrupted by the start of World War II. Finally, by the end of the 1940s, NBC and CBS began broadcasting to their east coast affiliates. They offered viewers a wide variety of programs: situation comedies, vaudeville-style revues, and most impressively, live original dramas. Within a few years, these anthology programs, like Kraft Theatre and Ford Theatre launched the careers of soon-to-be famous directors like Arthur Penn and John Frankenheimer, actors like Paul Newman and James Dean, and playwrights like Paddy Chayevsky and Rod Serling.

But by the end of the 1950s, the era of live TV "theater" was over. So too was New York City as a center of TV production. This presentation will look at the forces that made this "golden age" such an intriguing chapter in TV history and why it was so short-lived (including brief examinations of blacklisting and the TV quiz show scandals).

Brian Rose is a Professor in the Department of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University, where he teaches courses in film and television history, theory, and economics. He has written several books on television history and cultural programming, as well as two anthologies on television genres.

Registration suggested beginning Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.

 

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

American television was all set to launch in the late 1930s, but its progress was interrupted by the start of World War II. Finally, by the end of the 1940s, NBC and CBS began broadcasting to their east coast affiliates. They offered viewers a wide variety of programs: situation comedies, vaudeville-style revues, and most impressively, live original dramas. Within a few years, these anthology programs, like Kraft Theatre and Ford Theatre launched the careers of soon-to-be famous directors like Arthur Penn and John Frankenheimer, actors like Paul Newman and James Dean, and playwrights like Paddy Chayevsky and Rod Serling.

But by the end of the 1950s, the era of live TV "theater" was over. So too was New York City as a center of TV production. This presentation will look at the forces that made this "golden age" such an intriguing chapter in TV history and why it was so short-lived (including brief examinations of blacklisting and the TV quiz show scandals).

Brian Rose is a Professor in the Department of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University, where he teaches courses in film and television history, theory, and economics. He has written several books on television history and cultural programming, as well as two anthologies on television genres.

Registration suggested beginning Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.

 

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

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

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Join us for this 4-week program (11/20, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11) on the basics of 3d printing and design. Work with Makerbot Print, Thingiverse, and Tinkercad to print existing designs and make your own! No experience necessary. Registration Required. 

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

Image result for 3d printing

Join us for this 4-week program (11/20, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11) on the basics of 3d printing and design. Work with Makerbot Print, Thingiverse, and Tinkercad to print existing designs and make your own! No experience necessary. Registration Required. 

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Wednesday November 28, 2018
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12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chess at Main

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

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

LEAN ON PETE

2017, 122 minutes, rated R

Director:  Andrew Haigh

Cast:   Steve Buscemi, Travis Fimmel, Chole Sevigny, Thomas Mann, Charlie Plummer, Steve Zahn  

Synopsis:  Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson arrives in Portland, Oregon with his single father Ray, both of them eager for a fresh start after a series of hard knocks. While Ray descends into personal turmoil, Charley finds acceptance and camaraderie at a local racetrack where he lands a job caring for an aging Quarter Horse named Lean On Pete. The horse's owner Del Montgomery and his jockey Bonnie help Charley fill the void of his father's absence-until he discovers that Pete is bound for slaughter.

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

LEAN ON PETE

2017, 122 minutes, rated R

Director:  Andrew Haigh

Cast:   Steve Buscemi, Travis Fimmel, Chole Sevigny, Thomas Mann, Charlie Plummer, Steve Zahn  

Synopsis:  Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson arrives in Portland, Oregon with his single father Ray, both of them eager for a fresh start after a series of hard knocks. While Ray descends into personal turmoil, Charley finds acceptance and camaraderie at a local racetrack where he lands a job caring for an aging Quarter Horse named Lean On Pete. The horse's owner Del Montgomery and his jockey Bonnie help Charley fill the void of his father's absence-until he discovers that Pete is bound for slaughter.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Espresso and Cappuccino - Italian Coffee Culture with Elena Florenzano
Italy is the birthplace of Espresso and Cappuccino. Join us to explore the two national drinks over which business is conducted and friendships are formed.
Fresh Italian Espresso and Cappuccino will be prepared for all in attendance. Decaf available!!
 
 
Registration is required beginning Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.. (Max 30 people)
 
 
LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
There are 27 spaces available.
Italy is the birthplace of Espresso and Cappuccino. Join us to explore the two national drinks over which business is conducted and friendships are formed.
Fresh Italian Espresso and Cappuccino will be prepared for all in attendance. Decaf available!!
 
 
Registration is required beginning Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.. (Max 30 people)
 
 
LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are 27 spaces available.

Thursday November 29, 2018
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Saturday December 1, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Tai Chi with Joseph Panico

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

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

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Monday, September 17 for Great Neck residents.   Non-resident registration begins Monday, September 24.    (Check, cash or money order made payable to "Great Neck Library").                    

Series runs October 13, 20, 27, Nov, 3, 10, 17 Dec 1 and 8

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Monday, September 17 for Great Neck residents.   Non-resident registration begins Monday, September 24.    (Check, cash or money order made payable to "Great Neck Library").                    

Series runs October 13, 20, 27, Nov, 3, 10, 17 Dec 1 and 8

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Sunday December 2, 2018
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Chinese Culture Performances
Great Neck Chinese Assoc.
arranged by Music Advisory Committee

Chinese culture performances including traditional Chinese instruments, Songs and Dances and also a very special performance of Chinese mask changing, also known as "Bian Lian" in Chinese. 

Registration suggested beginning Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.

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

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

Chinese culture performances including traditional Chinese instruments, Songs and Dances and also a very special performance of Chinese mask changing, also known as "Bian Lian" in Chinese. 

Registration suggested beginning Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Monday December 3, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein

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

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

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

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

Classes:  Oct. 15, 22, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26, Dec. 3, 10 (skip Oct. 29)

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

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

Classes:  Oct. 15, 22, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26, Dec. 3, 10 (skip Oct. 29)

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday December 4, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
From Flower Power To Power Player! Goldie Hawn
presented by Sal St. George

When America was introduced to Goldie Hawn on the wacky variety series, Laugh-In, it was love at first sight. The wide-eyed, scatter-brained, yet adorable, character she portrayed was merely the tip of this comedy Icon. Within two years she headlined a dramatic Steven Spielberg film, won an Academy Award for Cactus Flower and formed her own production company to create the iconic role of Private Benjamin. Join us as we explore the life and career of one of America's most beloved motion picture stars; Goldie Hawn.

For the past 35 years, Sal St. George has created historical theater for some of the nation’s largest & best-known living history museums. St. George Living History Productions brings history to life by telling the stories BEHIND the story.

Registration suggested beginning Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.

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

When America was introduced to Goldie Hawn on the wacky variety series, Laugh-In, it was love at first sight. The wide-eyed, scatter-brained, yet adorable, character she portrayed was merely the tip of this comedy Icon. Within two years she headlined a dramatic Steven Spielberg film, won an Academy Award for Cactus Flower and formed her own production company to create the iconic role of Private Benjamin. Join us as we explore the life and career of one of America's most beloved motion picture stars; Goldie Hawn.

For the past 35 years, Sal St. George has created historical theater for some of the nation’s largest & best-known living history museums. St. George Living History Productions brings history to life by telling the stories BEHIND the story.

Registration suggested beginning Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

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

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Join us for this 4-week program (11/20, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11) on the basics of 3d printing and design. Work with Makerbot Print, Thingiverse, and Tinkercad to print existing designs and make your own! No experience necessary. Registration Required. 

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

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Join us for this 4-week program (11/20, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11) on the basics of 3d printing and design. Work with Makerbot Print, Thingiverse, and Tinkercad to print existing designs and make your own! No experience necessary. Registration Required. 

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

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

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

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

BOOK CLUB

2018, 104 minutes, rated PG-13

Director:  Bill Holderman

Cast:  Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen

Synopsis:  Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading 50 Shades of Grey in their monthly book club.

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

BOOK CLUB

2018, 104 minutes, rated PG-13

Director:  Bill Holderman

Cast:  Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen

Synopsis:  Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading 50 Shades of Grey in their monthly book club.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Thursday December 6, 2018
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
College Statistics Review

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Getting ready for your Statistics final? Come to this small group session to review content and strategies, and ask questions regarding the topics you need extra help with. Registration Required. 

CONTACT: Adam Hinz  516-466-8055 ext.246  ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
There are 15 spaces available.

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Getting ready for your Statistics final? Come to this small group session to review content and strategies, and ask questions regarding the topics you need extra help with. Registration Required. 

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

There are 15 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.

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

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

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

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

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Monday, September 17 for Great Neck residents.   Non-resident registration begins Monday, September 24.    (Check, cash or money order made payable to "Great Neck Library").                    

Series runs October 13, 20, 27, Nov, 3, 10, 17 Dec 1 and 8

 

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

$40 fee for entire series of 8 classes.  In-person registration only begins Monday, September 17 for Great Neck residents.   Non-resident registration begins Monday, September 24.    (Check, cash or money order made payable to "Great Neck Library").                    

Series runs October 13, 20, 27, Nov, 3, 10, 17 Dec 1 and 8

 

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Sunday December 9, 2018
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Gathering Time Performs The Great Folk-Rock Festival

Gathering Time pays – and plays – tribute to the great acts of the '60s and '70s that influenced their song writing and shaped their sound, performing songs by The Byrds, Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, the Mamas & the Papas, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, America, John Denver, Gordon Lightfoot, and many others, including, of course, Crosby, Stills & Nash!

When the traditions of folk music – deep, memorable song writing and a concern for the everyman – combined with the energy and electricity of rock 'n' roll, the resulting music was a brilliant synergy!

Registration suggested beginning Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.

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

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

Gathering Time pays – and plays – tribute to the great acts of the '60s and '70s that influenced their song writing and shaped their sound, performing songs by The Byrds, Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, the Mamas & the Papas, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, America, John Denver, Gordon Lightfoot, and many others, including, of course, Crosby, Stills & Nash!

When the traditions of folk music – deep, memorable song writing and a concern for the everyman – combined with the energy and electricity of rock 'n' roll, the resulting music was a brilliant synergy!

Registration suggested beginning Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

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

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

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

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

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

Classes:  Oct. 15, 22, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26, Dec. 3, 10 (skip Oct. 29)

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

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

Classes:  Oct. 15, 22, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26, Dec. 3, 10 (skip Oct. 29)

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday December 11, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The American First Lady Part 2 Lady Bird Johnson to Nancy Reagan with Marilyn Carminio

This visual history lecture will highlight the personal side of life in the White House and the unique contributions each of these women has made to the nation.

Marilyn began her career as a NYC teacher and then went on to work in magazine publishing.

Registration suggested beginning Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.

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

This visual history lecture will highlight the personal side of life in the White House and the unique contributions each of these women has made to the nation.

Marilyn began her career as a NYC teacher and then went on to work in magazine publishing.

Registration suggested beginning Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

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

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Join us for this 4-week program (11/20, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11) on the basics of 3d printing and design. Work with Makerbot Print, Thingiverse, and Tinkercad to print existing designs and make your own! No experience necessary. Registration Required. 

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

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Join us for this 4-week program (11/20, 11/27, 12/4, 12/11) on the basics of 3d printing and design. Work with Makerbot Print, Thingiverse, and Tinkercad to print existing designs and make your own! No experience necessary. Registration Required. 

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

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

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

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

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Free Memory Screening
Senator Elaine Phillips, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Foundation

Screenings consist of a series of questions to gauge memory, language and thinking skills.  The memory screening takes approximately 10 minutes and is confidential.  Participants will be provided with the results on-site.  Results are not a diagnosis, but a memory screening can suggest if someone should see a physician for a full evaluation.

The program is free of charge, however, appointments are required and will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Those interested in getting a free memory screening can schedule an appointment by calling Senator Phillips’ office at (516) 746-5924 or the Alzheimer's Foundation of America at (866) 232-8484.

LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

Screenings consist of a series of questions to gauge memory, language and thinking skills.  The memory screening takes approximately 10 minutes and is confidential.  Participants will be provided with the results on-site.  Results are not a diagnosis, but a memory screening can suggest if someone should see a physician for a full evaluation.

The program is free of charge, however, appointments are required and will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Those interested in getting a free memory screening can schedule an appointment by calling Senator Phillips’ office at (516) 746-5924 or the Alzheimer's Foundation of America at (866) 232-8484.

LOCATION: Station Branch Community Room

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

GAME NIGHT

2018, 100 minutes, rated R

Director:  John Francis Daley, Jonathan M. Goldstein

Cast:  Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, Michael C. Hall

Synopsis:  A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves trying to solve a murder mystery.

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

GAME NIGHT

2018, 100 minutes, rated R

Director:  John Francis Daley, Jonathan M. Goldstein

Cast:  Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, Michael C. Hall

Synopsis:  A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves trying to solve a murder mystery.

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
YOGA NIDRA facilitated by Carolyn Carpentiere

YOGA NIDRA is a systematic process of inducing complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation to conscious dreamless sleep or the hypnogogic state; the state between waking and sleeping.

During the practice of yoga nidra you enter a state of profound relaxation while remaining aware and receptive. The practice guides us through the layers or sheaths of the body called the Koshas. They include the physical, energetic, emotional, higher intelligence and bliss bodies. 

As we bring our attention to each layer of the body, we move deeper into the more subtle layers of our being, leaving us feeling deeply restored and more connected as a whole.  It allows you to connect to your innate wisdom and higher levels of consciousness. This connection to the deep layers of consciousness allows you to release negative patterns and habits referred to as Samskaras.

It is through the continual practice of yoga nidra and its connection to deep levels of consciousness that we come to realize the true nature of the Self.

This practice is done lying down. It is suitable to bring a blanket, pillow and a mat to ensure the greatest comfort in your practice.

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.

Register beginning Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
There are 33 spaces available.

YOGA NIDRA is a systematic process of inducing complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation to conscious dreamless sleep or the hypnogogic state; the state between waking and sleeping.

During the practice of yoga nidra you enter a state of profound relaxation while remaining aware and receptive. The practice guides us through the layers or sheaths of the body called the Koshas. They include the physical, energetic, emotional, higher intelligence and bliss bodies. 

As we bring our attention to each layer of the body, we move deeper into the more subtle layers of our being, leaving us feeling deeply restored and more connected as a whole.  It allows you to connect to your innate wisdom and higher levels of consciousness. This connection to the deep layers of consciousness allows you to release negative patterns and habits referred to as Samskaras.

It is through the continual practice of yoga nidra and its connection to deep levels of consciousness that we come to realize the true nature of the Self.

This practice is done lying down. It is suitable to bring a blanket, pillow and a mat to ensure the greatest comfort in your practice.

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.

Register beginning Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are 33 spaces available.

Thursday December 13, 2018
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
On Health & Healing: What's your Gut have to do with it? with Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh

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

Registration strongly suggested beginning Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055 exts. 218/219 or register online.

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

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

Registration strongly suggested beginning Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055 exts. 218/219 or register online.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

There are 23 spaces available.

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Friday December 14, 2018
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Writer Within facilitated by Lynda Aron

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

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

Registration suggested beginning Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.

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 suggested beginning Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

There are 23 spaces available.

Sunday December 16, 2018
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1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Contemporary Cabaret - 20th Century Girl performed by Lois Morton
A program of song and laughter with award-winning singer/songwriter Lois Morton.  Her original humorous songs about the stresses of modern society on such subjects as clutter, cell phones, diets, side effects of medication, road rage and more, capture the essence of our contemporary culture and will keep you laughing with her.   .......a universal humor everyone can relate to and an antidote for the madness of everyday life.
 
"Don't be deceived-  underneath Lois Morton's sweet grandmotherly demeanor lurks a wickedly clever songwriter.  The legacy of Tom Lehrer lives in Lois"
       John Platt, . Host "Sunday Breakfast," WFUV-FM, N.Y. Fordham U. 
 
"A plucky, sassy songwriter who writes laugh-out-loud funny material that sparkles with the glow of truth."
       Rob Lester, 'Cabaret Scenes"

Registration suggested beginning Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
There are many spaces available.
A program of song and laughter with award-winning singer/songwriter Lois Morton.  Her original humorous songs about the stresses of modern society on such subjects as clutter, cell phones, diets, side effects of medication, road rage and more, capture the essence of our contemporary culture and will keep you laughing with her.   .......a universal humor everyone can relate to and an antidote for the madness of everyday life.
 
"Don't be deceived-  underneath Lois Morton's sweet grandmotherly demeanor lurks a wickedly clever songwriter.  The legacy of Tom Lehrer lives in Lois"
       John Platt, . Host "Sunday Breakfast," WFUV-FM, N.Y. Fordham U. 
 
"A plucky, sassy songwriter who writes laugh-out-loud funny material that sparkles with the glow of truth."
       Rob Lester, 'Cabaret Scenes"

Registration suggested beginning Monday, September 17 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208/254 or register online.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

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

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

          WELLNESS

Registration strongly suggested beginning  Monday, September 17 at 10:00 a.m. by calling 466-8055.

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

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

          WELLNESS

Registration strongly suggested beginning  Monday, September 17 at 10:00 a.m. by calling 466-8055.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are 25 spaces available.

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

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

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

OCEAN'S 8

2018, 110 minutes, rated PG-13

Director:  Gary Ross

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

OCEAN'S 8

2018, 110 minutes, rated PG-13

Director:  Gary Ross

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Thursday December 20, 2018
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Yoga and Meditation facilitated by Sharon Epstein

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

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

LOCATION: Small Multipurpose Room Main

Wednesday January 9, 2019
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday Film Matinee

Remembering Neil Simon

THE SUNSHINE BOYS

1975, 111 minutes, rated PG

Director:  Herbert Ross

Cast:  Richard Benjamin, George Burns, Walter Matthau

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Remembering Neil Simon

THE SUNSHINE BOYS

1975, 111 minutes, rated PG

Director:  Herbert Ross

Cast:  Richard Benjamin, George Burns, Walter Matthau

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Wednesday January 16, 2019
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday Film Matinee

Remembering Neil Simon

THE GOODBYE GIRL

1977, 110 minutes, rated PG

Director:  Herbert Ross

Cast:  Quinn Cummings, Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Remembering Neil Simon

THE GOODBYE GIRL

1977, 110 minutes, rated PG

Director:  Herbert Ross

Cast:  Quinn Cummings, Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Wednesday January 23, 2019
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday Film Matinee

Remembering Neil Simon

BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS

1986, 108 minutes, rated PG-13

Director:  Gene Saks

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Remembering Neil Simon

BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS

1986, 108 minutes, rated PG-13

Director:  Gene Saks

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Wednesday January 30, 2019
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday Film Matinee

Remembering Neil Simon

BILOXI BLUES

1988, 107 minutes, rated PG-13

Director:  Mike Nichols

Cast:       Matthew Broderick, Christopher Walken

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Remembering Neil Simon

BILOXI BLUES

1988, 107 minutes, rated PG-13

Director:  Mike Nichols

Cast:       Matthew Broderick, Christopher Walken

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Wednesday February 6, 2019
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday Film Matinee

WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

2018, 95 minutes, rated PG-13, Documentary

Director:  Morgan Neville

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

2018, 95 minutes, rated PG-13, Documentary

Director:  Morgan Neville

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Wednesday February 13, 2019
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday Film Matinee

A STAR IS BORN

1954, 176 minutes, rated PG

Director:  George Cukor

Cast:       Judy Garland, James Mason

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

A STAR IS BORN

1954, 176 minutes, rated PG

Director:  George Cukor

Cast:       Judy Garland, James Mason

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Wednesday February 20, 2019
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday Film Matinee

MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN

2018, 114 minutes, rated PG-13

Director:  Ol Parker

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN

2018, 114 minutes, rated PG-13

Director:  Ol Parker

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Wednesday February 27, 2019
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday Film Matinee

JULIET, NAKED

2018, 105 minutes, rated R

Director:  Jesse Peretz

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

JULIET, NAKED

2018, 105 minutes, rated R

Director:  Jesse Peretz

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Wednesday March 6, 2019
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday Film Matinee

BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY

2017, 88 minutes, not-rated , Documentary

Director:  Alexandra Dean

Cast:       Hedy Lamarr

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY

2017, 88 minutes, not-rated , Documentary

Director:  Alexandra Dean

Cast:       Hedy Lamarr

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Wednesday March 13, 2019
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday Film Matinee

CRAZY RICH ASIANS

2018, 120 minutes, rated PG-13

Director:  Jon M. Chu

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

CRAZY RICH ASIANS

2018, 120 minutes, rated PG-13

Director:  Jon M. Chu

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Wednesday March 20, 2019
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday Film Matinee

THE OLD MAN & THE GUN

2018, 93 minutes, rated PG-13

Director:  David Lowery

Cast:       Danny Glover, Robert Redford, Sissy Spacek, Tom Waits

Synopsis: Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker's escape from San Quentin at the age of 70. The escape enchanted the public and confounded the authorities. Detective John Hunt became captivated with Forrest's commitment to his craft.

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 OLD MAN & THE GUN

2018, 93 minutes, rated PG-13

Director:  David Lowery

Cast:       Danny Glover, Robert Redford, Sissy Spacek, Tom Waits

Synopsis: Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker's escape from San Quentin at the age of 70. The escape enchanted the public and confounded the authorities. Detective John Hunt became captivated with Forrest's commitment to his craft.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Wednesday March 27, 2019
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday Film Matinee

THE WIFE

2017, 100 minutes, rated R

Director:  Bjorn Runge

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

THE WIFE

2017, 100 minutes, rated R

Director:  Bjorn Runge

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

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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room


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