Library Events From April 13 To 19


Saturday, April 13

Celebrate Scrabble’s Inventor

Play a round of Scrabble from 1 to 4 p.m. at Station to celebrate the birthday of its inventor, Alfred Mosher Butts, who was born on April 13, 1899.

The Three Poets, Evelyn Kandel, Sybil Bank and Sasha Ettinger, will present a poetry program.

The Three Poets

Join Sasha Ettinger, Evelyn Kandel and Sybil Bank for a journey through the evocative language of poetry as they read their own poems at 1 p.m. in Main’s community room. Refreshments will be served.



From left: Rich Shapiro, Nina Gordon and Steve Silverman will perform Bossa Nova to the Beatles with Jed Berman.

Sunday, April 14

Bossa Nova to the Beatles

Nina Gordon, Steve Silverman, Rich Shapiro and Jed Berman will present a program of guitar, vocals, percussion and keyboard featuring bossa nova classics by Antonio Carlos Jobim, American standards with a bossa nova beat, and Beatles favorites at 1:30 p.m. in Main’s community room.

Monday, April 15

Board Meeting

The Great Neck Library Board of Trustees meeting, originally scheduled for Tuesday, April 16, will now be held at 8 p.m. in Main’s large multipurpose room.

Tuesday, April 16

The Evolution of Bob Fosse

Author Kevin Winkler will present a fascinating look at the evolution of Bob Fosse as choreographer and director during four decades when he discusses his book Big Deal: Bob Fosse and Dance in the American Musical at 2 p.m. in Main’s community room.

Craft for a Cause

Make a difference and earn community service by participating in craft and writing projects that impact youth, families, veterans and pets on Tuesdays in April and May 7 and 14 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Lakeville. Contact Adam Hinz at 516-466-8055, ext. 246, or email

Allies in Wellness

Join librarian Mimi Rabizadeh when she facilitates a discussion on A New You: Gain Awareness and Courage to Change Old, Unwanted Habits, at 7 p.m. in Main’s large multipurpose room.

Wednesday, April 17

Movie Matinée at Main

The film, about a working-class Italian-American bouncer who becomes the driver for an African-American classical pianist on a tour through the 1960s American South, will be shown at 2 p.m.

Lakeville Literary Club

Discuss The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin, about the arrival of a mysterious package and the chance for the bookstore owner to make over his life, at 7 p.m. at Lakeville; 516-466-8055, ext. 232.

Mindfulness Meditation at Main

All skill levels are welcome to join expert Carolyn Carpentiere for Mindfulness Meditation at 7:15 p.m. in Main’s community room.

Librarian Maureen McKenna will facilitate a discussion of this year’s LI Reads book selection, The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer.

Thursday, April 18

LI Reads The Female Persuasion

Join librarian Maureen McKenna for a discussion of this year’s LI Reads book selection, The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer, about a shy college freshman who finds her perspectives transformed by a mentor activist at the center of the women’s movement, at 2 p.m. in Main’s large multipurpose room; 516-466-8055, ext. 208/254.

Encore Film at Station

An encore of the Wednesday matinée will be shown at 2 p.m.

Friday, April 19

Basic Microsoft Office: Word

Learn the basics of Microsoft Office, including how to create Word documents, navigate and use common settings at 2 p.m. in Main’s STEM Lab. Courses in Word, PowerPoint and Excel will be offered from 2 to 3 p.m. in the STEM Lab on the third Friday of each month this spring. Register online, in person or by phone at 516-466-8055, ext. 230; Christopher Van Wickler,

All library locations will accept pet food donations this April.

To Tuesday, April 30

Pet Food Drive

Donate food for all pets, especially 5- or 10-pound bags or canned dog and cat food, kitty litter, treats and new toys, unopened and in original packaging, at all Great Neck Library locations in April, during the eighth annual Legislative Pet Food Drive sponsored by Assemblyman Anthony D’Urso in partnership with Long Island Cares, which started Baxter’s Pet Pantry in 2009 and has distributed more than 1-million pounds of pet food.

To Friday, May 24

Prospective Candidates Search

For the 2019 Great Neck Library election on Oct. 28, prospective candidates are being sought for two seats expiring in January 2020—one on the Board of Trustees to fill Scott Sontag’s seat and one on the Nominating Committee to fill Patrick McDonnell’s seat. A nominee must be a member of the Great Neck Library Association by Oct. 7, 2019, at least 18 years old, a resident of the Great Neck School District and either be a valid library card holder or registered voter with the Nassau County Board of Elections. Send a letter and résumé to The Chair of the Nominating Committee, c/o The Director’s Office, Great Neck Library, 159 Bayview Ave., Great Neck, NY 11023.

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