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
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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, email@example.com.
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.