Thursday January 18, 2018 - Monday March 12, 2018
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
In the Gallery
Great Neck Public Schools Community Education: Arts on Parade

This exhibition celebrates the works of talented instructors from the Great Neck Community Education Program.  Glimpses of each artist’s creativity will be on display from January 18 through March 12.   Included in the showcases will be pieces from classes such as Jewelry Making, Metal Clay, Fused Glass, Kuhimino Braiding,  and Jewelry in Crystal.  Also samples from Pottery, Painting on Silk, and Handweaving will be displayed.  All of these courses are open for registration. Please contact the Community Ed office at (516) 441-4949.

LOCATION: Main Library Lower Lobby Art Gallery

This exhibition celebrates the works of talented instructors from the Great Neck Community Education Program.  Glimpses of each artist’s creativity will be on display from January 18 through March 12.   Included in the showcases will be pieces from classes such as Jewelry Making, Metal Clay, Fused Glass, Kuhimino Braiding,  and Jewelry in Crystal.  Also samples from Pottery, Painting on Silk, and Handweaving will be displayed.  All of these courses are open for registration. Please contact the Community Ed office at (516) 441-4949.

LOCATION: Main Library Lower Lobby Art Gallery

Friday January 19, 2018 - Tuesday February 27, 2018
rec_paintpalette
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
In the Gallery
The Fragrance of Ink
Asian Brush Painting
Long Island Sumi-e Society

The Fragrance of Ink is the Long Island Chapter of the Sumi-e Society, the New York local affiliate of the National Organization, the Sumi-e Society of America.

This chapter was founded by Sungsook Setton in 1998.

These artists strive to capture the essence and spirit of the subjects in their paintings.

Luminescence of Spring by Sung Sook Setton

LOCATION: Main Library Lower Lobby Art Gallery

The Fragrance of Ink is the Long Island Chapter of the Sumi-e Society, the New York local affiliate of the National Organization, the Sumi-e Society of America.

This chapter was founded by Sungsook Setton in 1998.

These artists strive to capture the essence and spirit of the subjects in their paintings.

Luminescence of Spring by Sung Sook Setton

LOCATION: Main Library Lower Lobby Art Gallery

Sunday January 21, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Author Bonnie Anderson
The Rabbi's Atheist Daughter
Talk and Book Signing

Throughout the 1850s, Ernestine Rose was one of the best-known female activists in the United States, more famous than either Elizabeth Cady Stanton or Susan B. Anthony. Rose worked not only for feminism, but also for free thought and abolition. As a Jewish, atheist, foreign woman who left the United States in 1869 - Ernestine Rose was written out of American history. Her evolution from a traditional Polish-Jewish childhood to an adult life as a radical international feminist and freethinker deserves to be remembered. 

The Rabbi’s Atheist Daughter/ Ernestine Rose/ International Feminist Pioneer Oxford University Press) is Bonnie S. Anderson’s fourth book on women’s history.  One of the pioneers of the field, Anderson taught history and women’s studies at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York for over thirty years.  Anderson gives speeches on Rose, women’s movements, international feminism, the history of sexuality, and women’s issues today. Like her subjects, she combines writing with activism.

Books will be available for purchase at the event.

                          

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online beginning January 2.

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

Throughout the 1850s, Ernestine Rose was one of the best-known female activists in the United States, more famous than either Elizabeth Cady Stanton or Susan B. Anthony. Rose worked not only for feminism, but also for free thought and abolition. As a Jewish, atheist, foreign woman who left the United States in 1869 - Ernestine Rose was written out of American history. Her evolution from a traditional Polish-Jewish childhood to an adult life as a radical international feminist and freethinker deserves to be remembered. 

The Rabbi’s Atheist Daughter/ Ernestine Rose/ International Feminist Pioneer Oxford University Press) is Bonnie S. Anderson’s fourth book on women’s history.  One of the pioneers of the field, Anderson taught history and women’s studies at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York for over thirty years.  Anderson gives speeches on Rose, women’s movements, international feminism, the history of sexuality, and women’s issues today. Like her subjects, she combines writing with activism.

Books will be available for purchase at the event.

                          

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online beginning January 2.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

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

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

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

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

Series of 8 classes: January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 26, March 5, 12, 19   

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration  (check, cash or money order) begins Wednesday, January 3.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

Series of 8 classes: January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 26, March 5, 12, 19   

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration  (check, cash or money order) begins Wednesday, January 3.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday January 23, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hamilton: The Man, The Musical, The Pop Culture Phenomenon
presented by John Kenrick
HAMILTON: The Man, The Musical, The Pop Culture Phenomenon -- How did the life story of our country's most controversial Founding Father inspire a bestselling biography and then Broadway's first-ever smash hit hip-hop musical? Theatre historian John Kenrick pulls back the curtain, offering rare video clips and an insightful look at what  it took to make this landmark show a reality.
 
John Kenrick combines a passion for entertainment history with the practical know-how earned while working on stage productions at every level from amateur to Broadway. John gives talks on theatre and film history, has appeared in numerous documentaries, and is the author of Musicals101.com, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Amateur Theatricals, and the textbook Musical Theatre: A History.
 
 
Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online beginning January 2.
LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
There are many spaces available.
HAMILTON: The Man, The Musical, The Pop Culture Phenomenon -- How did the life story of our country's most controversial Founding Father inspire a bestselling biography and then Broadway's first-ever smash hit hip-hop musical? Theatre historian John Kenrick pulls back the curtain, offering rare video clips and an insightful look at what  it took to make this landmark show a reality.
 
John Kenrick combines a passion for entertainment history with the practical know-how earned while working on stage productions at every level from amateur to Broadway. John gives talks on theatre and film history, has appeared in numerous documentaries, and is the author of Musicals101.com, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Amateur Theatricals, and the textbook Musical Theatre: A History.
 
 
Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online beginning January 2.
LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

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

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

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

LADY MACBETH

2016, 89 minutes, rated R

Director: William Oldroyd

Cast:      Florence Pugh, Christopher Fairbank, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton, Naomi Ackie


Synopsis:   In 1865 England, a young woman in a loveless marriage has an affair with a servant on her estate. When her husband and father-in-law discover their tryst, the lovers resort to deception and murder in order to save their relationship.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

LADY MACBETH

2016, 89 minutes, rated R

Director: William Oldroyd

Cast:      Florence Pugh, Christopher Fairbank, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton, Naomi Ackie


Synopsis:   In 1865 England, a young woman in a loveless marriage has an affair with a servant on her estate. When her husband and father-in-law discover their tryst, the lovers resort to deception and murder in order to save their relationship.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Thursday January 25, 2018
rec_yoga
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein

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

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

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

Series of 8 classes: January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, March 8, 15, 22

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration  (check, cash or money order) begins Wednesday, January 3.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

Series of 8 classes: January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, March 8, 15, 22

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration  (check, cash or money order) begins Wednesday, January 3.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Saturday January 27, 2018
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
New Beginnings Singles 50 Plus
facilitated by Marla Matthews

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Sunday January 28, 2018
rec_paintpalette
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Long Island Sumi-e Society
Fragrance of Ink
Asian Brush Painting Exhibit
Opening Reception

Inclement Weather Date: February 4

The Fragrance of Ink is the Long Island Chapter of the Sumi-e Society, the New York local affiliate of the National Organization, the Sumi-e Society of America.

This chapter was founded by Sungsook Setton in 1998.

These artists strive to capture the essence and spirit of the subjects in their paintings.

Orchid by Sung Sook Setton

LOCATION: Main Library Lower Lobby Art Gallery

Inclement Weather Date: February 4

The Fragrance of Ink is the Long Island Chapter of the Sumi-e Society, the New York local affiliate of the National Organization, the Sumi-e Society of America.

This chapter was founded by Sungsook Setton in 1998.

These artists strive to capture the essence and spirit of the subjects in their paintings.

Orchid by Sung Sook Setton

LOCATION: Main Library Lower Lobby Art Gallery

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Drumming Away Stress with Robert Lawrence Friedman

Join us for a unique and powerful, yet playful stress management program that combines energetic, percussive drumming with calming guided imagery exercises to provide a lasting and powerful release of stress.  Participants leave this program with the unique experience of feeling highly energized, yet centered and relaxed.

Drums have been used for centuries for ceremonies, healing and building community. This program explores the new science of drumming and wellness.  Recent clinical research validates that hand drumming reduces stress and improves the immune system.  

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

No knowledge of drumming is necessary.  All drums provided. 

Robert Lawrence Friedman is the author of the books, The Healing Power of the Drum -- A Psychotherapist Explores the Healing Power of Rhythm (White Cliffs Media, 2000) and the Healing Power of the Drum – A Journey of Rhythm and Stories (Pathway Books 2010).  He has appeared on national television programs, including the Discovery Health Channel program. Mr. Friedman is the Chairman of the Drumming and Wellness Committee for the Percussive Arts Society and on the Advisory Board of the Drum Circles Facilitators Guild.

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online beginning January 2

 

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

Join us for a unique and powerful, yet playful stress management program that combines energetic, percussive drumming with calming guided imagery exercises to provide a lasting and powerful release of stress.  Participants leave this program with the unique experience of feeling highly energized, yet centered and relaxed.

Drums have been used for centuries for ceremonies, healing and building community. This program explores the new science of drumming and wellness.  Recent clinical research validates that hand drumming reduces stress and improves the immune system.  

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

No knowledge of drumming is necessary.  All drums provided. 

Robert Lawrence Friedman is the author of the books, The Healing Power of the Drum -- A Psychotherapist Explores the Healing Power of Rhythm (White Cliffs Media, 2000) and the Healing Power of the Drum – A Journey of Rhythm and Stories (Pathway Books 2010).  He has appeared on national television programs, including the Discovery Health Channel program. Mr. Friedman is the Chairman of the Drumming and Wellness Committee for the Percussive Arts Society and on the Advisory Board of the Drum Circles Facilitators Guild.

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online beginning January 2

 

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Monday January 29, 2018
rec_yoga
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein

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

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

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

Series of 8 classes: January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 26, March 5, 12, 19   

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration  (check, cash or money order) begins Wednesday, January 3.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

Series of 8 classes: January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 26, March 5, 12, 19   

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration  (check, cash or money order) begins Wednesday, January 3.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday January 30, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Property Assessment Grievance Workshop
presented by Charles Berman, TONH Receiver of Taxes

Join Charles Berman, Town of North Hempstead Receiver of Taxes, as he presents a Property Assessment Grievance Workshop.  He will review the assessment process, explain how to fill out the grievance application, and provide tips on filling out the application. Staff members will be on hand with applications for your convenience. Please bring your 2019-2020 Notice of Tentative Assessed Value (sent to you in early January 2018 from the Nassau County Department of Assessment).

You do not need to use an attorney to file a grievance. It takes only a few minutes to complete the Application for Correction of Property Tax Assessment.The filing period is January 2 - March 1, 2018 with the Nassau County Assessment Review Commission.

Learn why this is so important, and how to protect your rights!

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Join Charles Berman, Town of North Hempstead Receiver of Taxes, as he presents a Property Assessment Grievance Workshop.  He will review the assessment process, explain how to fill out the grievance application, and provide tips on filling out the application. Staff members will be on hand with applications for your convenience. Please bring your 2019-2020 Notice of Tentative Assessed Value (sent to you in early January 2018 from the Nassau County Department of Assessment).

You do not need to use an attorney to file a grievance. It takes only a few minutes to complete the Application for Correction of Property Tax Assessment.The filing period is January 2 - March 1, 2018 with the Nassau County Assessment Review Commission.

Learn why this is so important, and how to protect your rights!

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

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

GROUNDHOG DAY

1993, 101 minutes, rated PG

Director: Harold Ramis

Cast:       Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott


Synopsis:   An obnoxious weatherman finds himself reliving the same 24-hour period over and over.
 

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

GROUNDHOG DAY

1993, 101 minutes, rated PG

Director: Harold Ramis

Cast:       Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott


Synopsis:   An obnoxious weatherman finds himself reliving the same 24-hour period over and over.
 

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Thursday February 1, 2018
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1:30 PM - 7:30 PM
COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE
LI Blood Services

HEROES WANTED

Please Give Blood .............................

Great Neck Library Community Blood Drive

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Main Library, 159 Bayview Ave., Great Neck 11023

Community Room

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

Donor Requirements -

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

Walk-ins Welcome!

For questions regarding medical eligibility, call (800) 688-0900.  

To make an appointment, call 466-8055, ext. 208.

New York Blood Center (NYBC) is one of the largest independent, community-based, nonprofit blood centers in the United States. Each year, NYBC provides approximately one million blood products to hundreds of hospitals in the Northeast, helping save the lives of cancer and surgery patients, accident and burn victims, AIDS and sickle cell anemia patients, transplant recipients, people with hemophilia, and many others.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

HEROES WANTED

Please Give Blood .............................

Great Neck Library Community Blood Drive

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Main Library, 159 Bayview Ave., Great Neck 11023

Community Room

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

Donor Requirements -

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

Walk-ins Welcome!

For questions regarding medical eligibility, call (800) 688-0900.  

To make an appointment, call 466-8055, ext. 208.

New York Blood Center (NYBC) is one of the largest independent, community-based, nonprofit blood centers in the United States. Each year, NYBC provides approximately one million blood products to hundreds of hospitals in the Northeast, helping save the lives of cancer and surgery patients, accident and burn victims, AIDS and sickle cell anemia patients, transplant recipients, people with hemophilia, and many others.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

WISDOM

Who exemplifies a wise person, to you?   What qualities make someone wise?  How do we grow in wisdom?  Are all of us wiser than any of us, sometimes?  How wise do you feel  you are?  In what areas?

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 chart at the Information Desk. No registration required. To receive further information about this session and ensuing ones, please send an e-mail to Ron Gross at grossassoc@aol.com

 

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

WISDOM

Who exemplifies a wise person, to you?   What qualities make someone wise?  How do we grow in wisdom?  Are all of us wiser than any of us, sometimes?  How wise do you feel  you are?  In what areas?

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 chart at the Information Desk. No registration required. To receive further information about this session and ensuing ones, please send an e-mail to Ron Gross at grossassoc@aol.com

 

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Sunday February 4, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Performance by GN South HS Music Students

Join us in the Community Room for an afternoon of performances by Great Neck South High School musicians!

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 246 or register online.

CONTACT: Adam Hinz  516-466-8055 x 246  ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
There are 99 spaces available.

Join us in the Community Room for an afternoon of performances by Great Neck South High School musicians!

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 246 or register online.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are 99 spaces available.

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

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

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

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

Series of 8 classes: January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 26, March 5, 12, 19   

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration  (check, cash or money order) begins Wednesday, January 3.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

Series of 8 classes: January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 26, March 5, 12, 19   

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration  (check, cash or money order) begins Wednesday, January 3.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday February 6, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Found Poetry from Old Books with Librarian Christy Orquera

Join us for an afternoon of creativity while saving the planet. We’re upcycling discarded books to create “found poetry” and art.

You’ll learn how to “find” poetry and create something truly one-of-a-kind by choosing words or phrases from any page of any book and reframing it into a literary collage.

We’ll provide the things you’ll need to create something unique and inspirational.

No registration required. For further information, call the Reference Dept. (Christy or Donna) at (516) 466-8055, ext. 218.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Join us for an afternoon of creativity while saving the planet. We’re upcycling discarded books to create “found poetry” and art.

You’ll learn how to “find” poetry and create something truly one-of-a-kind by choosing words or phrases from any page of any book and reframing it into a literary collage.

We’ll provide the things you’ll need to create something unique and inspirational.

No registration required. For further information, call the Reference Dept. (Christy or Donna) at (516) 466-8055, ext. 218.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

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

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

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

JULES AND JIM

1962, 105 minutes, NR, B/W, French with English subtitles

Director: Francois Truffaut

Cast:     Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Henri Serre


Synopsis:   Considered Truffaut's greatest film, this is a story of friendship between two artists and their mutual love for the same woman.
 

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

JULES AND JIM

1962, 105 minutes, NR, B/W, French with English subtitles

Director: Francois Truffaut

Cast:     Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Henri Serre


Synopsis:   Considered Truffaut's greatest film, this is a story of friendship between two artists and their mutual love for the same woman.
 

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Thursday February 8, 2018
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12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Aging and the Biology of Belief: Living Healthier and Longer
Series with Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh

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

Join the January 11 and March 8 discussions.

Registration strongly suggested.  Call 466-8055, ext. 218/219 or register online beginning December 22.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
There are 18 spaces available.

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

Join the January 11 and March 8 discussions.

Registration strongly suggested.  Call 466-8055, ext. 218/219 or register online beginning December 22.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

There are 18 spaces available.

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

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

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

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

Series of 8 classes: January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, March 8, 15, 22

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration  (check, cash or money order) begins Wednesday, January 3.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

Series of 8 classes: January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, March 8, 15, 22

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration  (check, cash or money order) begins Wednesday, January 3.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Friday February 9, 2018
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Writer Within facilitated by Lynda Aron

A writing salon where participants are assisted in accessing their authentic voice and exploring the inner power of imagination, self-expression and storytelling. Experiential and supportive, sessions include assessment of participants' needs and intentions, guided reflective writing and constructive sharing. Participants are taught prospective writing, a quick method to accessing their creative spirits and writing memories, fiction, poetry or non-fiction. New writers, professionals and everyone in-between are welcome. Sharing is encouraged but not required.

Published author and NEA recipient, 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 begins January 2 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online.

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

A writing salon where participants are assisted in accessing their authentic voice and exploring the inner power of imagination, self-expression and storytelling. Experiential and supportive, sessions include assessment of participants' needs and intentions, guided reflective writing and constructive sharing. Participants are taught prospective writing, a quick method to accessing their creative spirits and writing memories, fiction, poetry or non-fiction. New writers, professionals and everyone in-between are welcome. Sharing is encouraged but not required.

Published author and NEA recipient, 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 begins January 2 by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

There are 23 spaces available.

Saturday February 10, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Chinese New Year Celebration presented by the Great Neck Chinese Association

Puppet Performance by Chinese Theatre Works, Inc.

Hand puppet show "Hao Bang Ah, Dog!"

The Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival, is the most important social and economic holiday in China. The Great Neck Chinese Association invites everyone to join us on a special celebration to learn the history and traditions of this important Chinese holiday and also enjoy an entertaining hand puppet show “Hao Bang Ah, Dog!” presented by the Chinese Theatre Works, Inc. This show, created to honor the zodiac animal of the year, features traditional Chinese style hand puppets, songs, folk tales, games, audience participation and other surprises designed to delight and entertain kids and adults alike.

Also, enjoy a YoYo performance by Great Neck Middle and High School Students.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Puppet Performance by Chinese Theatre Works, Inc.

Hand puppet show "Hao Bang Ah, Dog!"

The Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival, is the most important social and economic holiday in China. The Great Neck Chinese Association invites everyone to join us on a special celebration to learn the history and traditions of this important Chinese holiday and also enjoy an entertaining hand puppet show “Hao Bang Ah, Dog!” presented by the Chinese Theatre Works, Inc. This show, created to honor the zodiac animal of the year, features traditional Chinese style hand puppets, songs, folk tales, games, audience participation and other surprises designed to delight and entertain kids and adults alike.

Also, enjoy a YoYo performance by Great Neck Middle and High School Students.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Sunday February 11, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
The Frank Sinatra You Never Knew
Conceived, directed and performed by Mel Glazer

Enjoy this fun-filled presentation about Frank Sinatra the man - personally, his relationships to family and friends, how he touched so many lives all over the world, and why he is known as one of the three greatest entertainers of the 20th century. Mel Glazer is a Frank Sinatra raconteur. Get a fresh perspective on Mr. Sinatra. Music, trivia, Q&A, and an emotionally moving PowerPoint slide presentation will be gift-wrapped into an audience-interactive setting.

Mel Glazer is an educator and a state sponsored speaker on behalf of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities on Frank Sinatra, as well as co-writer of songs recorded by Etta James, Elvis Presley, and Robert Plant, among others.  Mel is an associate professor of “Salesmanship” at Five Towns College in Dix Hills where he was awarded a “Doctor of Humane Letters.”

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online beginning January 2.

                   

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

Enjoy this fun-filled presentation about Frank Sinatra the man - personally, his relationships to family and friends, how he touched so many lives all over the world, and why he is known as one of the three greatest entertainers of the 20th century. Mel Glazer is a Frank Sinatra raconteur. Get a fresh perspective on Mr. Sinatra. Music, trivia, Q&A, and an emotionally moving PowerPoint slide presentation will be gift-wrapped into an audience-interactive setting.

Mel Glazer is an educator and a state sponsored speaker on behalf of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities on Frank Sinatra, as well as co-writer of songs recorded by Etta James, Elvis Presley, and Robert Plant, among others.  Mel is an associate professor of “Salesmanship” at Five Towns College in Dix Hills where he was awarded a “Doctor of Humane Letters.”

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online beginning January 2.

                   

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Monday February 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.

Series of 8 classes: January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 26, March 5, 12, 19   

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration  (check, cash or money order) begins Wednesday, January 3.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

Series of 8 classes: January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 26, March 5, 12, 19   

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration  (check, cash or money order) begins Wednesday, January 3.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
How to Pursue Self-Promotion and Get into Print
presented by Natalie Harnett

Interested in becoming a published author? Come to a presentation given by award-winning author Natalie S. Harnett and learn how to get your writing into print and promote it as well.

Natalie S. Harnett has an MFA from Columbia and has been awarded an Edward Albee Fellowship, a Summer Literary Seminars Fellowship, and a Vermont Studio Center Writer’s Grant. Her fiction has been a finalist for the Mary McCarthy Prize, the Mid-List Press First Series Award for the Novel, the Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers, and The Ray Bradbury Short Story Fellowship.  Her publications include the Chicago Quarterly ReviewThe Irish Echo, & The New York Times. Her debut novel, THE HOLLOW GROUND, won the 2015 John Gardner Fiction Book Award, the 2014 Appalachian Book of the Year Award & was longlisted for the 2016 International Dublin Literary Award.

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online beginning January 2.

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

Interested in becoming a published author? Come to a presentation given by award-winning author Natalie S. Harnett and learn how to get your writing into print and promote it as well.

Natalie S. Harnett has an MFA from Columbia and has been awarded an Edward Albee Fellowship, a Summer Literary Seminars Fellowship, and a Vermont Studio Center Writer’s Grant. Her fiction has been a finalist for the Mary McCarthy Prize, the Mid-List Press First Series Award for the Novel, the Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers, and The Ray Bradbury Short Story Fellowship.  Her publications include the Chicago Quarterly ReviewThe Irish Echo, & The New York Times. Her debut novel, THE HOLLOW GROUND, won the 2015 John Gardner Fiction Book Award, the 2014 Appalachian Book of the Year Award & was longlisted for the 2016 International Dublin Literary Award.

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online beginning January 2.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday February 13, 2018
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Great Decisions facilitated by Librarian Christy Orquera

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

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

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

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

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

February 13 topic:  Russia's Foreign Policy

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

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

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

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

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

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

February 13 topic:  Russia's Foreign Policy

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

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

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

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

WEST SIDE STORY

1961, 153 minutes, NR

Director:  Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins

Cast:       Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, Russ Tamblyn


Synopsis:   The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet against a backdrop of rival street gang warfare in 1950s New York as two youths fall in love from opposing groups.
 

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

WEST SIDE STORY

1961, 153 minutes, NR

Director:  Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins

Cast:       Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, Russ Tamblyn


Synopsis:   The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet against a backdrop of rival street gang warfare in 1950s New York as two youths fall in love from opposing groups.
 

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Thursday February 15, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Mansions of Long Island: Reflections of a Bygone Era
presented by Orin Finkle

Noted Gold Coast historian Orin Finkle will present this lecture and slide show featuring the mansions, gardens and people of early 1900s Long Island.

Finkle, who has the largest private archive of period Long Island mansion material in the country, has been compiling his collection for over thirty years. It has been a true labor of love. He says, “Evolving into a Gatsby era writer and historian has been a wonderful experience. Finkle’s mission is to “keep the memories of our rich Gold Coast heritage alive for future generations to enjoy, cherish and hopefully, pass on. Finkle has lectured at numerous colleges, libraries and historic societies. He has written over 200 articles on country estates and high society for numerous publications, including The New York Times.

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online beginning January 2.

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

Noted Gold Coast historian Orin Finkle will present this lecture and slide show featuring the mansions, gardens and people of early 1900s Long Island.

Finkle, who has the largest private archive of period Long Island mansion material in the country, has been compiling his collection for over thirty years. It has been a true labor of love. He says, “Evolving into a Gatsby era writer and historian has been a wonderful experience. Finkle’s mission is to “keep the memories of our rich Gold Coast heritage alive for future generations to enjoy, cherish and hopefully, pass on. Finkle has lectured at numerous colleges, libraries and historic societies. He has written over 200 articles on country estates and high society for numerous publications, including The New York Times.

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online beginning January 2.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

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

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

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

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

Series of 8 classes: January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, March 8, 15, 22

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration  (check, cash or money order) begins Wednesday, January 3.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

Series of 8 classes: January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, March 8, 15, 22

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration  (check, cash or money order) begins Wednesday, January 3.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday February 20, 2018
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7:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Mindfulness Meditation

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.

Classes are January 16, February 20, and March 20

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online beginning January 2.

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

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

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

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

Classes are January 16, February 20, and March 20

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online beginning January 2.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

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

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

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

BEING THERE

1979, 130 minutes, PG

Director:  Hal Ashby

Cast:       Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas, Jack Warden, Richard Basehart


Synopsis:   A secluded gardener whose entire knowledge of the world is from television goes out into the world when his employer dies, and enters the world of politics.
 

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

BEING THERE

1979, 130 minutes, PG

Director:  Hal Ashby

Cast:       Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas, Jack Warden, Richard Basehart


Synopsis:   A secluded gardener whose entire knowledge of the world is from television goes out into the world when his employer dies, and enters the world of politics.
 

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Thursday February 22, 2018
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein

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

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

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

Series of 8 classes: January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, March 8, 15, 22

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration  (check, cash or money order) begins Wednesday, January 3.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

Series of 8 classes: January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, March 8, 15, 22

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration  (check, cash or money order) begins Wednesday, January 3.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Sunday February 25, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Simply Me Performed by Mitchell Robert

Comedy/Song/Reflection

"Simply Me" is a one-man musical show performed by Mitchell Robert.  Enjoy an afternoon filled with family entertainment in this high energy, sentimental performance including comedy and a variety of songs.  Pianist John Bowen will accompany Mitchell on the piano.

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online beginning January 2.

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

Comedy/Song/Reflection

"Simply Me" is a one-man musical show performed by Mitchell Robert.  Enjoy an afternoon filled with family entertainment in this high energy, sentimental performance including comedy and a variety of songs.  Pianist John Bowen will accompany Mitchell on the piano.

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online beginning January 2.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Monday February 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.

Series of 8 classes: January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 26, March 5, 12, 19   

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration  (check, cash or money order) begins Wednesday, January 3.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

Series of 8 classes: January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 26, March 5, 12, 19   

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration  (check, cash or money order) begins Wednesday, January 3.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hot Topics in Weather and Climate presented by Jase Bernhardt

Take a break from the cold weather outside to learn more about the current state of our climate. We will recap the winter, look ahead to the spring, and discuss other key topics including hurricanes and climate change. At the end of the discussion, participants will have the opportunity to view a virtual reality simulation of a hurricane landfall, created as part of ongoing research at Hofstra University.

Jase E. Bernhardt, Phd is an assistant professor in Hofstra's Dept. of Geology, Environment and Sustainability.  He is developing research and coursework in climatology and meteorology.  Jase maintains ProjectWX at Hofstra, comprising of three weather stations on Hofstra's campus.

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online beginning January 2.

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

Take a break from the cold weather outside to learn more about the current state of our climate. We will recap the winter, look ahead to the spring, and discuss other key topics including hurricanes and climate change. At the end of the discussion, participants will have the opportunity to view a virtual reality simulation of a hurricane landfall, created as part of ongoing research at Hofstra University.

Jase E. Bernhardt, Phd is an assistant professor in Hofstra's Dept. of Geology, Environment and Sustainability.  He is developing research and coursework in climatology and meteorology.  Jase maintains ProjectWX at Hofstra, comprising of three weather stations on Hofstra's campus.

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online beginning January 2.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

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

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

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

THE GLASS CASTLE

2017, 127 minutes, PG-13

Director:  Destin Daniel Cretton

Cast:       Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts, Sarah Snook, Max Greenfield


Synopsis:   Chronicling the adventures of an eccentric, resilient and tight-knit family. A remarkable story of unconditional love. A young woman who, influenced by the joyfully wild nature of her deeply dysfunctional father, found the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms.
 

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 GLASS CASTLE

2017, 127 minutes, PG-13

Director:  Destin Daniel Cretton

Cast:       Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts, Sarah Snook, Max Greenfield


Synopsis:   Chronicling the adventures of an eccentric, resilient and tight-knit family. A remarkable story of unconditional love. A young woman who, influenced by the joyfully wild nature of her deeply dysfunctional father, found the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms.
 

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Thursday March 1, 2018 - Tuesday April 17, 2018
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
In the Gallery
Manhasset Art Association
On the Easel and Through the Lens

This exhibit represents the varied talents of and media used by the Manhasset Art Association. The exhibition will be judged by artist and art professor, Thomas Gemano.

LOCATION: Main Library Lower Lobby Art Gallery

This exhibit represents the varied talents of and media used by the Manhasset Art Association. The exhibition will be judged by artist and art professor, Thomas Gemano.

LOCATION: Main Library Lower Lobby Art Gallery

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

WISDOM

Who exemplifies a wise person, to you?   What qualities make someone wise?  How do we grow in wisdom?  Are all of us wiser than any of us, sometimes?  How wise do you feel  you are?  In what areas?

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 chart at the Information Desk. No registration required. To receive further information about this session and ensuing ones, please send an e-mail to Ron Gross at grossassoc@aol.com

 

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

WISDOM

Who exemplifies a wise person, to you?   What qualities make someone wise?  How do we grow in wisdom?  Are all of us wiser than any of us, sometimes?  How wise do you feel  you are?  In what areas?

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 chart at the Information Desk. No registration required. To receive further information about this session and ensuing ones, please send an e-mail to Ron Gross at grossassoc@aol.com

 

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Sunday March 4, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Sympatico
Popular Jazz, Pop & Blues

Sympatico is a group of four like-minded musicians whose members have been playing music in the tri-state area for four decades. Their repertoire is a mixture of popular jazz and blues both nostalgic and current, from Nina Simone to Etta James, and Sergio Mendes to Diana Krall.  Versatility best describes their varied musical experiences from society and club dates, to dance clubs and shows in rock arenas.  Sympatico is Ruth Ansell piano, Robert Sole bass, Brad Singer drums and vocalist Toni Washington-Bolt.

        

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online beginning January 2. 

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

Sympatico is a group of four like-minded musicians whose members have been playing music in the tri-state area for four decades. Their repertoire is a mixture of popular jazz and blues both nostalgic and current, from Nina Simone to Etta James, and Sergio Mendes to Diana Krall.  Versatility best describes their varied musical experiences from society and club dates, to dance clubs and shows in rock arenas.  Sympatico is Ruth Ansell piano, Robert Sole bass, Brad Singer drums and vocalist Toni Washington-Bolt.

        

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online beginning January 2. 

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Monday March 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.

Series of 8 classes: January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 26, March 5, 12, 19   

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration  (check, cash or money order) begins Wednesday, January 3.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

Series of 8 classes: January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 26, March 5, 12, 19   

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration  (check, cash or money order) begins Wednesday, January 3.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Constitution in America Today presented by James Coll

The Constitution in America Today
"Does it still matter?" a recent Time Magazine cover story asked about the U.S. Constitution. This program will analyze the important question and the status of the supreme law of the land in the life of our nation. Active participation is encouraged.

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

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online beginning January 2.

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

The Constitution in America Today
"Does it still matter?" a recent Time Magazine cover story asked about the U.S. Constitution. This program will analyze the important question and the status of the supreme law of the land in the life of our nation. Active participation is encouraged.

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

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online beginning January 2.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

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

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

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

MAUDIE

2017, 116 Minutes, PG-13

Director:  Aisling Walsh

Cast:         Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, Kari Matchett


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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

MAUDIE

2017, 116 Minutes, PG-13

Director:  Aisling Walsh

Cast:         Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, Kari Matchett


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

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Thursday March 8, 2018
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12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Aging and the Biology of Belief: Living Healthier and Longer
Series with Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh

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

Join the January 11 and February 8 discussions.

Registration strongly suggested.  Call 466-8055, ext. 218/219 or register online beginning December 22.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library
There are 22 spaces available.

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

Join the January 11 and February 8 discussions.

Registration strongly suggested.  Call 466-8055, ext. 218/219 or register online beginning December 22.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

There are 22 spaces available.

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

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

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

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

Series of 8 classes: January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, March 8, 15, 22

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration  (check, cash or money order) begins Wednesday, January 3.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

Series of 8 classes: January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, March 8, 15, 22

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration  (check, cash or money order) begins Wednesday, January 3.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Saturday March 10, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Manhasset Art Association Opening Reception
On the Easel and Through the Lens

This exhibit, on view from March 1 to April 17, represents the talents of and various media used by the Manhasset Art Association.

Meet the artists at the opening reception.  The exhibit will be judged by Professor Thomas Germano, artist and  teacher of painting, drawing and art history at SUNY Farmingdale.

LOCATION: Main Library Lower Lobby Art Gallery

This exhibit, on view from March 1 to April 17, represents the talents of and various media used by the Manhasset Art Association.

Meet the artists at the opening reception.  The exhibit will be judged by Professor Thomas Germano, artist and  teacher of painting, drawing and art history at SUNY Farmingdale.

LOCATION: Main Library Lower Lobby Art Gallery

Sunday March 11, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Class of Life
A theatrical experience written, produced & performed by Paul D. Failla

“One man’s life, many people’s experiences.”

A theatrical experience written, produced and performed by Paul D. Failla

Director and Technical Advisor, Michael Moriarty

A bit of Broadway comes to Great Neck.  The Class of Life is a theatrical experience that takes the audience on a journey that highlights one man’s life.  The story begins on the last day of his distinguished career as a police officer.  This day gives way to reminiscing about his motivation to become a police officer, his proud Italian heritage, his upbringing, and married life. Utilizing a blend of humor, drama, and life experience, the actor takes his audience on an emotional roller coaster through stories relating to all.  This poignant presentation will surely touch the lives of those who value family, tradition, and comedy.

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online beginning January 2.

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

“One man’s life, many people’s experiences.”

A theatrical experience written, produced and performed by Paul D. Failla

Director and Technical Advisor, Michael Moriarty

A bit of Broadway comes to Great Neck.  The Class of Life is a theatrical experience that takes the audience on a journey that highlights one man’s life.  The story begins on the last day of his distinguished career as a police officer.  This day gives way to reminiscing about his motivation to become a police officer, his proud Italian heritage, his upbringing, and married life. Utilizing a blend of humor, drama, and life experience, the actor takes his audience on an emotional roller coaster through stories relating to all.  This poignant presentation will surely touch the lives of those who value family, tradition, and comedy.

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online beginning January 2.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

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

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

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

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

Series of 8 classes: January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 26, March 5, 12, 19   

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration  (check, cash or money order) begins Wednesday, January 3.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

Series of 8 classes: January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 26, March 5, 12, 19   

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration  (check, cash or money order) begins Wednesday, January 3.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author Harriet Cabelly
Living Well Despite Adversity
Talk and Book Signing

Harriet Cabelly's new book, Living Well Despite Adversity... is a collection of inspirational interviews for finding renewed meaning and joy in your life.  People, some well known, share their honest accounts of heartbreak, and the secrets they discovered that led them to triumph ‘despite it all.’  In this collection of interviews, Harriet Cabelly has dug deep to reveal the critical wisdom found in the midst of huge challenge or loss. She highlights themes such as purpose and gratitude that all of us can incorporate into our lives as we go through our own difficult times. In particular, she reflects on the importance of developing resilience and a positive attitude, even in the face of insufferable odds.

  

Harriet Cabelly is a social worker, positive psychology coach, speaker and workshop facilitator who is also a guest coaching expert on WOR radio's, Change Your Attitude, Change Your Life show.  She journeys with her clients as they cope with and grow beyond their painful situations, supporting and guiding them towards their best life.  She is excited to have published her first book, Living Well Despite Adversity - a compilation of inspirational interviews, imparting  wisdom and hope for all.  You can visit her website at www.rebuildlifenow.com  

Books will be available for purchase at the event.

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online beginning January 2.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Harriet Cabelly's new book, Living Well Despite Adversity... is a collection of inspirational interviews for finding renewed meaning and joy in your life.  People, some well known, share their honest accounts of heartbreak, and the secrets they discovered that led them to triumph ‘despite it all.’  In this collection of interviews, Harriet Cabelly has dug deep to reveal the critical wisdom found in the midst of huge challenge or loss. She highlights themes such as purpose and gratitude that all of us can incorporate into our lives as we go through our own difficult times. In particular, she reflects on the importance of developing resilience and a positive attitude, even in the face of insufferable odds.

  

Harriet Cabelly is a social worker, positive psychology coach, speaker and workshop facilitator who is also a guest coaching expert on WOR radio's, Change Your Attitude, Change Your Life show.  She journeys with her clients as they cope with and grow beyond their painful situations, supporting and guiding them towards their best life.  She is excited to have published her first book, Living Well Despite Adversity - a compilation of inspirational interviews, imparting  wisdom and hope for all.  You can visit her website at www.rebuildlifenow.com  

Books will be available for purchase at the event.

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online beginning January 2.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday March 13, 2018
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
An Afternoon at the Barnes Museum lecture/slides
with Louise Cella Caruso

In this PowerPoint presentation, we will examine select works of impressionist, post-impressionist and early modern works on display at the Barnes Museum. 

Dr. Albert Barnes assembled one of the world’s most important holdings of fine art. From the moment the gallery became available, Dr. Barnes excitedly installed his collection.  The Barnes Museum holds 3000 masterpieces: 181 Renoir’s, 69 Cezanne’s, 59 Matisse’s, 46 Picasso’s, 16 Modigliani’s, 7 Van Gogh’s, and a myriad of decorative art objects. The collection has been praised for the singularity, boldness, and independence of Barnes’ vision.

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

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online beginning January 2.

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

In this PowerPoint presentation, we will examine select works of impressionist, post-impressionist and early modern works on display at the Barnes Museum. 

Dr. Albert Barnes assembled one of the world’s most important holdings of fine art. From the moment the gallery became available, Dr. Barnes excitedly installed his collection.  The Barnes Museum holds 3000 masterpieces: 181 Renoir’s, 69 Cezanne’s, 59 Matisse’s, 46 Picasso’s, 16 Modigliani’s, 7 Van Gogh’s, and a myriad of decorative art objects. The collection has been praised for the singularity, boldness, and independence of Barnes’ vision.

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

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online beginning January 2.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 13 Topic:  China's Geopolitics

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

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

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

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

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

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

March 13 Topic:  China's Geopolitics

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

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

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

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

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

TULIP FEVER

2017, 107 minutes, R

Director:  Justin Chadwick

Cast:       Alicia Vikander, Christoph Waltz, Cara Delevingne, Judi Dench, Tom Hollander 


Synopsis:   An artist falls for a young married woman while he's commissioned to paint her portrait during the Tulip mania of seventeenth century Amsterdam.
 

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

TULIP FEVER

2017, 107 minutes, R

Director:  Justin Chadwick

Cast:       Alicia Vikander, Christoph Waltz, Cara Delevingne, Judi Dench, Tom Hollander 


Synopsis:   An artist falls for a young married woman while he's commissioned to paint her portrait during the Tulip mania of seventeenth century Amsterdam.
 

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Thursday March 15, 2018
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12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Allies in Wellness with Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh

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

Registration strongly suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 2i8/219, or register online beginning December 22.

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

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

Registration strongly suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 2i8/219, or register online beginning December 22.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

There are many spaces available.

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

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

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

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

Series of 8 classes: January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, March 8, 15, 22

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration  (check, cash or money order) begins Wednesday, January 3.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

Series of 8 classes: January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, March 8, 15, 22

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration  (check, cash or money order) begins Wednesday, January 3.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Sunday March 18, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Great Neck Japanese Women's Sakura Chorus Concert

The Great Neck Japanese Women's Sakura Chorus builds a musical and cultural bridge between the U.S. and Japan. 

The members of the Chorus live in various communities across Long Island, and practice weekly at the Main Library. 

All are invited to enjoy the Chorus perform a variety of Japanese and classical favorites accompanied by piano.

 

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online beginning January 2.

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

The Great Neck Japanese Women's Sakura Chorus builds a musical and cultural bridge between the U.S. and Japan. 

The members of the Chorus live in various communities across Long Island, and practice weekly at the Main Library. 

All are invited to enjoy the Chorus perform a variety of Japanese and classical favorites accompanied by piano.

 

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online beginning January 2.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Monday March 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.

Series of 8 classes: January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 26, March 5, 12, 19   

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration  (check, cash or money order) begins Wednesday, January 3.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

Series of 8 classes: January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 26, March 5, 12, 19   

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration  (check, cash or money order) begins Wednesday, January 3.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday March 20, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The White House's East Wing
And The Role of the American First Lady
with Marilyn Carminio

Many remarkable women have served as first lady of the United States.  The Constitution does not outline any responsibilities for this challenging role, sometimes described as the most demanding volunteer job in America.  These women are wives, mothers and confidants to the most powerful person in the world, in addition to occupying their own place on the international stage.

Marilyn Carminio's research is based on multiple sources and her multimedia presentation format provides a rich experience for the listener. Marilyn was a NYC teacher and went on to work in magazine publishing including at Cosmopolitan, Elle and New Woman.

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online beginning January 2.

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

Many remarkable women have served as first lady of the United States.  The Constitution does not outline any responsibilities for this challenging role, sometimes described as the most demanding volunteer job in America.  These women are wives, mothers and confidants to the most powerful person in the world, in addition to occupying their own place on the international stage.

Marilyn Carminio's research is based on multiple sources and her multimedia presentation format provides a rich experience for the listener. Marilyn was a NYC teacher and went on to work in magazine publishing including at Cosmopolitan, Elle and New Woman.

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online beginning January 2.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

 
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7:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Mindfulness Meditation

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.

Classes are January 16, February 20, and March 20

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online beginning January 2.

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

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

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

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

Classes are January 16, February 20, and March 20

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online beginning January 2.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

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

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

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

HOME AGAIN

2017, 97 minutes, PG-13

Director:  Hallie Meyers-Shyer

Cast:       Reese Witherspoon, Nat Wolff, Lake Bell, Michael Sheen, Candace Bergen, Pico Alexander


Synopsis:   Life for a single mom in Los Angeles takes an unexpected turn when she allows three young guys to move in with her.
 

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

HOME AGAIN

2017, 97 minutes, PG-13

Director:  Hallie Meyers-Shyer

Cast:       Reese Witherspoon, Nat Wolff, Lake Bell, Michael Sheen, Candace Bergen, Pico Alexander


Synopsis:   Life for a single mom in Los Angeles takes an unexpected turn when she allows three young guys to move in with her.
 

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
Nassau County Bar Association: Buying and Selling Your Home presented by Janet Esagoff, Esq.

A person's residence is generally one's biggest financial investment and asset. Whether it is your first time buying a home, or you are downsizing, it is prudent to inform yourself of what is ahead as you proceed to buy or sell. If you are a buyer, a typical consideration is financing. How much can you really afford to borrow, and how much of your salary should you devote to your housing payment, including taxes and insurance?

When selling, on the other hand, choosing a broker and pricing your home to realize and maximize the best market price is often the biggest concern. Either way, when contemplating a home sale or purchase, there are certain closing costs and expenses a homeowner or purchaser can expect to pay, including broker fees, taxes, recording fees and attorney fees.

Whether buyer or seller, you don't want to be overly surprised by the numbers, or certain contingencies that will surely arise.  The best way forward is to learn about the process, and seek to understand from your attorney or financial advisor what is involved.

Janet Esagoff is the Principal Member of Esagoff Law Group, P.C. in Great Neck.

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online beginning January 2.

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

A person's residence is generally one's biggest financial investment and asset. Whether it is your first time buying a home, or you are downsizing, it is prudent to inform yourself of what is ahead as you proceed to buy or sell. If you are a buyer, a typical consideration is financing. How much can you really afford to borrow, and how much of your salary should you devote to your housing payment, including taxes and insurance?

When selling, on the other hand, choosing a broker and pricing your home to realize and maximize the best market price is often the biggest concern. Either way, when contemplating a home sale or purchase, there are certain closing costs and expenses a homeowner or purchaser can expect to pay, including broker fees, taxes, recording fees and attorney fees.

Whether buyer or seller, you don't want to be overly surprised by the numbers, or certain contingencies that will surely arise.  The best way forward is to learn about the process, and seek to understand from your attorney or financial advisor what is involved.

Janet Esagoff is the Principal Member of Esagoff Law Group, P.C. in Great Neck.

Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 208, or register online beginning January 2.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Thursday March 22, 2018
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Yoga and Meditation Series facilitated by Sharon Epstein

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

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

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

Series of 8 classes: January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, March 8, 15, 22

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration  (check, cash or money order) begins Wednesday, January 3.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

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

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

Series of 8 classes: January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, March 8, 15, 22

$40 Registration Fee for entire series

In-person registration  (check, cash or money order) begins Wednesday, January 3.

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Saturday March 24, 2018
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
New Beginnings Singles 50 Plus
facilitated by Marla Matthews

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

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

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Sunday March 25, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Piano Recital performed by Sina Kiai
arranged by Music Advisory Committee

This recital will feature representative 19th century masterpieces of piano music from the revolutionary "Appassionata" of Beethoven, to the character and salon pieces of Schubert, Brahms, Chopin, and others.

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

Register by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online beginning January 2.

Great Neck School District residents have priority for seating.

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

This recital will feature representative 19th century masterpieces of piano music from the revolutionary "Appassionata" of Beethoven, to the character and salon pieces of Schubert, Brahms, Chopin, and others.

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

Register by calling 466-8055, ext. 208 or register online beginning January 2.

Great Neck School District residents have priority for seating.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Monday March 26, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Art Lecture Slide Presentation The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago
with Mary Vahey

The Dinner Party is an installation artwork by feminist artist Judy Chicago. Widely regarded as the first epic feminist artwork, it functions as a symbolic history of women in Western civilization. There are 39 elaborate place settings arranged along a triangular table for 39 mythical and historical famous women.

                               

Mary Vahey is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Art History at the State University of New York.

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

The Dinner Party is an installation artwork by feminist artist Judy Chicago. Widely regarded as the first epic feminist artwork, it functions as a symbolic history of women in Western civilization. There are 39 elaborate place settings arranged along a triangular table for 39 mythical and historical famous women.

                               

Mary Vahey is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Art History at the State University of New York.

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday March 27, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lyme Disease and Ticks presented by Dr. Penny Stern
Northwell Health

Lyme Disease is not just something that interferes with our enjoyment of the outdoors. It can be associated with severe illness. Come learn about the etiology, diagnosis and treatment of Lyme Disease and, most importantly, how you can take practical steps to prevent infection.

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

                                             

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

Lyme Disease is not just something that interferes with our enjoyment of the outdoors. It can be associated with severe illness. Come learn about the etiology, diagnosis and treatment of Lyme Disease and, most importantly, how you can take practical steps to prevent infection.

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

                                             

LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

There are many spaces available.

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

Join us for an evening of creativity while saving the planet. We’re upcycling discarded books to create “found poetry” and art.

You’ll learn how to “find” poetry and create something truly one-of-a-kind by choosing words or phrases from any page of any book and reframing it into a literary collage.

We’ll provide the things you’ll need to create something unique and inspirational.

No registration required. For further information, call the Reference Dept. (Christy or Donna) at (516) 466-8055, ext. 218.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

Join us for an evening of creativity while saving the planet. We’re upcycling discarded books to create “found poetry” and art.

You’ll learn how to “find” poetry and create something truly one-of-a-kind by choosing words or phrases from any page of any book and reframing it into a literary collage.

We’ll provide the things you’ll need to create something unique and inspirational.

No registration required. For further information, call the Reference Dept. (Christy or Donna) at (516) 466-8055, ext. 218.

LOCATION: Large Multipurpose Room 34,, Main Library

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

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

Enjoy a game of chess. All skill levels welcome.

LOCATION: Main - Small Multipurpose Room

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

BATTLE OF THE SEXES

2017, 121 minutes, PG-13

Director:  Jonathan Dayton

Cast:       Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Elisabeth Shue, Bill Pullman


Synopsis:   In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women's movement, the 1973 tennis match between women's world champion Billie Jean King and ex-men's-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world. As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles.
 

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

BATTLE OF THE SEXES

2017, 121 minutes, PG-13

Director:  Jonathan Dayton

Cast:       Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Elisabeth Shue, Bill Pullman


Synopsis:   In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women's movement, the 1973 tennis match between women's world champion Billie Jean King and ex-men's-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world. As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles.
 

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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