Library Events From Jan. 21 to 25


Monday, Jan. 21

Library Closings

All Great Neck Library locations will be closed for Martin Luther King, Jr., Day.

Tuesday, Jan. 22

English Language Conversation

All new speakers of English can join small, informal groups for conversations on various topics in English, facilitated by librarian Barbara Buckley on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at Station. Refreshments will be served. Registration is not required. Learn more by calling the Reference Department at 516-466-8055, ext. 218.

GNL Tech Squad at Main

Learn how to use your iPad or tablet, social media, Microsoft Office and smartphone apps in a small group setting on Tuesdays in January from 1 to 3 p.m. in Main’s small multipurpose room. No registration is required. Contact Chris Van Wickler at 516-466-8055, ext. 246, or

Tuesday, Jan. 22–
Wednesday, Jan. 23

Using the Library’s Website

Learn how to find books or movies in the library catalog, reserve a museum pass and more from the library’s homepage on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. in Main’s reference area. Register at 516-466-8055, ext. 214/218/219.

Wednesday, Jan. 23

Movie Matinée at Main

The movie, about Neil Simon’s look at growing up in the 1930s as a poor Jewish boy, will be shown at 2 p.m. at Main.

Thursday, Jan. 24

Consumer Reports Online

A reference librarian will demonstrate the library’s Consumer Reports’ database at 2 p.m. in the Main’s large multipurpose room. Learn how to view product reviews, get up-to-date ratings on thousands of products and read CR’s latest news. Register online or at 516-466-8055, ext. 218/219.

Great Decisions at Main

Join the Great Decisions’ discussion about Refugees and Global Migration, facilitated by librarian Christy Orquera, at 2 p.m. in Main’s community room. The series involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching the DVD and meeting in a group to discuss the critical global issues facing America. Registration is required. The annual fee for eight sessions and the book is $10 for Great Neck residents; $20 for nonresidents. Call 516-466-8055, ext. 218, 219 or 254.

Encore Film at Station

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

Thursday, Jan. 24–
Friday, Jan. 25

Project Independence at Parkville

Join the Project Independence Social Discussion Group on Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. and the Men’s Group on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. at Parkville.

View Gloria Lessler’s handmade jewelry in the main level display case at Main.

To Thursday, Feb. 7

Handmade Jewelry Exhibit

The handmade jewelry of Gloria Lessler from found objects with dichroic glass, incorporating lost wax techniques, will be on display in the case on the main level of Main.

Community Ed Art Instructors Exhibit

Diane Lieberman, Stephanie Navon-Jacobson, Mina Rabbani, Barbara Silbert and Mario Tucci, Great Neck Community Education fine arts instructors, will exhibit their works in the Main Gallery.

To Thursday, Feb. 14

Homework Helpers at Main

Kids in grades K to 5 can receive homework help from high schoolers in a group setting on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 22, 24, 29 and 31 and Feb. 5, 7, 12 and 14, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Main. Check in at the large multipurpose room; no registration needed. 

To Friday, May 24

Prospective Candidates Search

The library is seeking candidates for two expiring seats on the Board of Trustees and Nominating Committee in the Oct. 28 election. Nominees must be members of the Great Neck Library Association by Oct. 1; 18 or older; residents of the Great Neck School District; and either valid library card holders or registered voters in Nassau. 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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