Library Events From May 18 To 24

The Levels Teen Center will present the musical comedy Pippin. (Illustration by Sarah Smith)

Thursday, May 16–
Saturday, May 18

Pippin Musical Comedy at Levels

Levels, the library’s cultural center for teens established in 1974, will present the Tony award–winning musical comedy Pippin, directed, produced and performed by students seventh grade through college age, at 8 p.m. in the teen center on Main’s lower level. Admission is free and tickets can be requested at the circulation desks of all Great Neck Library locations; 516-466-8055, ext. 216, or

The West Village Quartet will perform at Main.

Sunday, May 19

West Village Quartet

The West Village Quartet, an African-American String Quartet, will perform works from the classical repertoire at 1:30 p.m. in Main’s community room.


Monday, May 20

World in Motion

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

Tuesday, May 21

New York, New York Part I

Film historian and writer Max Alvarez will present New York City as we like to imagine it—the Big Apple of classic Hollywood back lot musicals—at 2 p.m. in Main’s community room.

Homework Helpers at Parkville

Homework help from high schoolers in a group setting is available for Grades K to 5 on Tuesdays through June 4 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Parkville; no registration needed. Check in at the reference desk; Adam Hinz, 516-466-8055, ext. 246, or

Allies in Wellness

Join Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh in a spiritual discussion on how to live creatively and gain awareness and courage to change old, unwanted habits at 7 p.m. in Main’s large multipurpose room.

Wednesday, MAY 22

Movie Matinée at Main

The film, a true story that follows young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she teams with her husband, Marty, to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination, will be shown at 2 p.m.

Lakeville Literary Club

Be a part of the discussion about The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, about four mothers, four daughters and four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who’s “saying” the stories, at 7 p.m. at Lakeville; 516-466-8055, ext. 232.

Thursday, MAY 23

Encore Film at Station

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

Great Decisions

Librarian Christy Orquera will facilitate a discussion about Decoding U.S./China Trade at 2 p.m. in Main’s community room. Great Decisions programs involve reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching the DVD and meeting in a discussion group. Registration is required and the annual fee for all eight sessions and the book is $10, Great Neck residents; $20, nonresidents; 516-466-8055, ext. 218, 219 or 254.

The office of Senator Anna M. Kaplan is hosting mobile office hours at Main.

Senator Kaplan Mobile Office Hours

The office of Senator Anna M. Kaplan will host mobile office hours to hear from constituents and discuss concerns from 3 to 6 p.m. at Main; 516-746-5924.

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.

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