Library Events From Jan. 26 To Feb. 1

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Saturday, Jan. 26

Tai Chi at Main

Joseph Panico, who has won numerous awards at the U.S. Open Martial Arts Championship, will facilitate a tai chi series at Main. The series of eight classes, which began on Jan. 19, costs $40. In-person registration only with payment in cash, charge card or check or money order payable to Great Neck Library; 516-466-8055, ext. 254. Wear comfortable clothes.

Prelicensing Course

A five-hour prelicensing course for new drivers, which promotes safe, courteous, defensive and alcohol/drug free driving, and is necessary before scheduling the test for a NYS driver’s license, will be held from 12 to 5 p.m. at Parkville. Registration is required. Bring your permit to class, along with the $30 fee in cash or check payable to Great Neck Library; Adam Hinz: 516-466-8055, ext. 246, or ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org.

New Beginnings

If you are divorced, widowed, single or an empty nester age 50 plus who would like a new beginning, be inspired to make friends, network and learn skills toward reinventing yourself when Marla Matthews, social worker and television talk show host of The Relationship Journey, facilitates this growing discussion, social and support group meetup at 4 p.m. in Main’s community room.

Drumming Away Stress will be facilitated by Robert Lawrence Friedman at Main.

Sunday, Jan. 27

Drumming Away Stress

Learn clinically proven exercises using rhythm instruments and hand drums to release internalized stress and increase energy with Robert Lawrence Friedman at 1:30 p.m. in Main’s community room.

Monday, Jan. 28

World in Motion

Join in a lively discussion on current world issues facilitated by Martha Cohen at 2 p.m. in Main’s large multipurpose room.

Craft for a Cause

Make a difference for local organizations and earn community service by participating in craft and writing projects on Mondays, Jan. 28 and Feb. 4 and 11, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Station. Registration is not needed; Adam Hinz at 516-466-8055, ext. 246, or ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org.

Tuesday, Jan. 29

Reorganization Meeting

The community can meet members of the Board of Trustees and Nominating Committee at the annual reorganization meeting at 7:30 p.m. in Main’s large multipurpose room. Board President Robert Schaufeld, Treasurer Josie Pizer and Director Denise Corcoran will present 2018 reports and set 2019–20 meeting dates. New trustees Liman Mimi Hu and Scott Sontag and reelected trustees Josie Pizer and Chelsea Sassouni will take their seats on the Board of Trustees. Francine Ferrante Krupski, William Gens and Siu Long “Alex” Au will take their seats on the Nominating Committee. 

Maximizing Fun

Maximizing Fun at Minimal Expense, presented by Fran Cohen, will offer tips on how to save money while enjoying your favorite entertainment and cultural events at 2 p.m. in Main’s community room.

West Egg Book Club

The West Egg Book Club will discuss Nella Larsen’s Passing, first published in 1929, which deals with the complicated intersection of race, class and culture—and the reunion of two childhood friends—at 7 p.m. at Station; 516-466-8055, ext. 258.

Wednesday, Jan. 30

Movie Matinée at Main

Neil Simon’s story about a group of young recruits who go through boot camp during WWII in Biloxi, MS, will be shown at 2 p.m. at Main.

Lakeville Literary Club

Join a discussion of Graham Moore’s Last Days of Night, set in 1888, about the nature of genius, the cost of ambition and the battle to electrify America, at 7 p.m. at Lakeville; 516-466-8055, ext. 232.

Thursday, Jan. 31

Parkville Pageturners

Join a discussion about The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick, about a man who regains his memory and comes to terms with the magnitude of his wife’s betrayal, at 1:30 p.m. at Parkville; 516-466-8055, ext. 257.

Encore Film at Station

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

Thursday, Jan. 31–
Friday, Feb. 1

Project Independence

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

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