Library Events From July 29 To August 2

Tracy Van Dyne, acting director, presents the Great Neck Library Staff Excellence Award for July 2019 to Ever Zelaya.

Monday, July 29

This Lunar Module, one of only three in the world, currently resides at the Cradle of Aviation. Its outreach program, Apollo at 50: Race to the Moon, will be presented at the library.

Apollo at 50

In 1969, the world watched as Neil Armstrong took his first steps on the moon. Carrie Cruz of the Cradle of Aviation Museum will present a program about the race to the moon, the lunar module, the Apollo Space Program and the critical role Long Island played at
7 p.m. in Main’s community room.

Tuesday, July 30

Antiques Road Show

Eddie Costello will teach how to identify the hottest antiques and collectibles at 2 p.m. in Main’s community room. The first 40 registrants at greatnecklibrary
.org or 516-466-8055, ext. 208/254, will receive a free appraisal of one item.
No coins, bills, stamps or sports cards.

West Egg Book Club at Station

Hot Milk by Deborah Levy, about the restless, listless, sleepless and penniless heroine who feels miserable and alarmed, will be discussed at 7 p.m. at Station; 516-466-8055, ext. 258.

Wednesday, July 31

Dr. Marc Braunstein, a board-certified hematologist/oncologist from NYU Winthrop Hospital, will discuss blood cancers at Station.

Blood Cancers: What You Need to Know

Learn about various types of blood cancers and the latest treatment approaches from NYU Winthrop’s Dr. Marc Braunstein, a board-certified hematologist/oncologist, at 2 p.m. at Station.

Movie Matinée at Main

The film, about a woman in her 40s who receives a jigsaw puzzle as a birthday gift and finds she is extremely good at it, will be shown at 2 p.m.

DeClutter Your Stuff and Life

Dr. Duffy Spencer, a social psychologist, psychotherapist, author and lecturer, will address specific ways to declutter, the reasons why we clutter and the emotional process of letting go at 7 p.m. in Main’s community room.

Lakeville Literary Club

Rules of Civility by Amor Towles, about a young woman in post-Depression era New York who suddenly finds herself thrust into high society, will be discussed at 7 p.m. at Lakeville; 516-466-8055, ext. 232.

Thursday, Aug. 1

Free Blood Pressure Screenings

Have your blood pressure checked by a clinical nurse from St. Francis Hospital from 12 to 2 p.m. at Station.

Encore Film at Station

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

Friday, Aug. 2

Socrates Salon with Ron Gross

Join conversation host Ron Gross when he facilitates a discussion about You, The Ethicist, addressing real-world ethical challenges while discussing What’s the Right Thing
to Do, at 3 p.m. in Main’s large multi­purpose room; refreshments and socializing will begin at 2:45 p.m.


Main Library Book Drop

The book drop, to the left of the parking lot entrance at Main, is now open 24/7 for library patrons.

2019 Library Election Information

For the two seats expiring in January 2020, eligible voters will elect one person to fill Scott Sontag’s Board of Trustees seat for a four-year term from January 2020 to January 2024 and one person to fill Patrick McDonnell’s Nominating Committee seat for a three-year term from January 2020 to January 2023. Those elected will take office at the Library Association Annual Reorganization Meeting in January 2020.

For the Board of Trustees, the Nominating Committee candidate is Scott Sontag. For the Nominating Committee, the Nominating Committee candidate is Steve M. Jacob.

Voters must be 18 or older, residents of the Great Neck School District and either a library card holder by Oct. 7, 2019, or a registered voter with the Nassau County Board of Elections.

To obtain a library card, present one form of identification showing your name and school district address at the circulation desk of any Great Neck Library location.

Voting will be held on Monday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Main Library for residents north of Northern Boulevard and the Parkville Branch for those living south of Northern.

Proxies must be requested on a form provided by the library and are available at all library locations, at and in the library’s newsletter. The last day for the library to mail proxy ballots is Oct. 22. Completed proxies must be received at the Main Post Office on Welwyn Road or deposited in a locked box at Main or the branches by Oct. 25 before 5 p.m.; 516-466-8055, ext. 201.

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