Library Events From Feb. 23 To March 1


Saturday, Feb. 23

Black History Month Storytime at Parkville

Children ages 5 to 7 and their siblings can celebrate Black History Month with a storytime and craft at 11 a.m. at Parkville.

Guy L. Mintz, MD, of Northwell Health will present Prevent the Event: Heart Smart at Main.

Monday, Feb. 25

Heart Smart Talk at Station

Join Guy L. Mintz, MD, of Northwell Health when he discusses the risk factors for heart disease, including cholesterol, hypertension, inflammation, sleep apnea, diabetes, metabolic syndrome and family history, at 1 p.m. at Station.

Main Building Committee Meeting at Main

All are welcome at the Main Building Committee meeting at 7 p.m. in Main’s large multipurpose room.

Tuesday, Feb. 26

Unforgettable Nat King Cole

Join Jack Schnur, retired CBS videotape editor, when he presents The Unforgettable Nat King Cole, at 2 p.m. in Main’s community room.

West Egg Book Club

The West Egg Book Club will discuss Kindred by Octavia E. Butler, about Dana, an African-American woman who just celebrated her 26th birthday in 1976 California and is suddenly and inexplicably wrenched through time into antebellum Maryland, at 7 p.m. at Station; 516-466-8055, ext. 258.

Board of Trustees Meeting

All are welcome at the regular meeting of the Great Neck Library Board of Trustees at 7:30 p.m. in Main’s large multipurpose room.

Wednesday, Feb. 27

AARP Tax Assistance at Parkville

Get help preparing and filing Federal tax returns online every Wednesday through April 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Make an appointment at 516-466-8055, ext. 273.

Movie Matinée at Main

The film, which tells the story of Annie, the long-suffering girlfriend of Duncan and her unlikely romance with once revered singer-songwriter, Tucker Crowe, who also happens to be the subject of Duncan’s musical obsession, will be shown at 2 p.m. at Main.

Lakeville Literary Club

Life after Life by Kate Atkinson about Ursula Todd, who was born in 1910 and is fated to die and be reborn over and over until she “gets it right,” will be discussed at the Lakeville Literary Club at 7 p.m. at Lakeville; 516-466-8055, ext. 232.

Thursday, Feb. 28

Community Blood Drive

Donate urgently needed blood during the Community Blood Drive at Main on Thursday, Feb. 28.

During this critical blood shortage, donate to the Great Neck Library and LI Blood Services Community Blood Drive between 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. in Main’s community room. Bring a donor card or ID with a photo and signature. Donors can be between 16 and 75 years old, though 16 year olds need parental consent and those 76 and older need a doctor’s note. The minimum weight is 110 pounds. Donors cannot have gotten a tattoo within the past 12 months. For medical eligibility questions, call 800-688-0900. Walk in or make an appointment at 516-466-8055, ext. 208/254.

Parkville Pageturners

Join the discussion of Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, a heartbreakingly romantic novel that tells the story of two people who couldn’t have less in common, at 1:30 p.m. at Parkville; 516- 466-8055, ext. 257.

Great Decisions at Main

Librarian Christy Orquera will facilitate a Great Decisions discussion on The Middle East: Regional Disorder at 2 p.m. in Main’s large multipurpose room. Registration is required. The annual fee for eight sessions and the Briefing Book is $10, Great Neck residents; $20, nonresidents; 516-466-8055, ext. 218, 219 or 254.

Encore Film at Station

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

Friday, March 1

Socrates Salon

Respect will be discussed at the next Socrates Salon with host Ron Gross at 3 p.m. in Main’s large multipurpose room. Light refreshments will be served.

“A Sister’s Journey to Freedom” quilt by Maxine Townsend-Broderick will be on exhibit at Main.

To Thursday, March 28

Art Exhibit at Main

Artist Maxine Townsend-Broderick’s work, including quilting, oils, watercolor and mixed media, will be on display in Main’s lower level gallery, main lobby, mezzanine and community room. All are invited to her artist talk on March 5 at 2 p.m. at Main.

To Friday, May 24

Prospective Candidates Search

For the 2019 Great Neck Library election to be held 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. Interested members should 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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