Library Events From May 4 To 9


Saturday, May 4

Performance Poets Readings

Join George Pafitis when he hosts Performance Poets Association Readings, a monthly open-mic forum to listen and support others or read your own work, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Station.

Free Comic Book Day

Create your own comics and chat with fellow comic lovers from 2 to 4 p.m. at Parkville. Prizes will be raffled off from the local Grasshopper Comics store.

Singer/songwriter/pianist Gail Storm will perform a tribute to Carole King at Main.

Sunday, May 5

Carole King Tribute

Join New York singer/songwriter/pianist Gail Storm when she honors Carole King via live performance with lecture/commentary, featuring the multi-award-winning Tapestry album at 1:30 p.m. in Main’s community room.

Cinco de Mayo at STEM Lab

Those 13 and older can take a short vacation to Mexico through the power of virtual reality from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Main’s STEM Lab; registration preferred online, in person or at 516-466-8055, ext. 230.

High school cellists Dara Bao and Kyle Pinzon will perform a duet at Main in celebration of Asian-American and Pacific-Islander Heritage Month.

Cello Duet Performance

Dara Bao and Kyle Pinzon, two local high school cellists, will bring a unique family musical experience filled with modern and traditional harmonies to kick off Asian-American and Pacific-Islander Heritage Month at 2:30 p.m. in Main’s large multipurpose room; no registration required.

Monday, May 6

Philately Anyone?

Learn the basics about stamp collecting, valuation, selling, resources, stamp dealers, upcoming stamp shows and the American Philatelic Society, the world’s largest organization for collectors, hobbyists and enthusiasts, with librarian Christy Orquera at 2 p.m. in Main’s community room.

Tuesday, May 7

The City of Gold, Peace and War

Join Dr. Ronald Brown as he recounts his adventures, experiences and studies in Jerusalem, heralded as the City of Gold by poets and musicians, painted by great artists and celebrated as the center of the world by religious leaders, at 2 p.m. in Main’s community room.

Craft for a Cause

Make a difference and earn community service by participating in craft and writing projects that impact youth, families, veterans and pets today and May 14 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Lakeville; Adam Hinz at 516-466-8055, ext. 246, or

Homework Helpers at Parkville

Homework help from high schoolers in a group setting is available for Grade 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

Design a Miniature Golf Course

Use traditional methods to design layouts and obstacles, such as cardboard boxes, tape and paint, or go fully digital and create 3D-printed designs for the library’s first Miniature Golf Day at 7 p.m. in the Main Library’s STEM Lab; registration preferred online, in person or at 516-466-8055, ext. 230.

Wednesday, MAY 8

Movie Matinée at Main

The film, about a judge tasked with ruling on the case of an exceptional boy who is refusing a life-saving blood transfusion, will be shown at 2 p.m.

Finance Committee Meeting

All are welcome and encouraged to attend the board of trustees Finance Committee meeting at 7 p.m. in Main’s community room.

ACT Prep Course

Teens in grades 10 and up can learn strategies, tips and tricks for the ACT test today and on Wednesdays, May 15, 22 and 29, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Main’s large multipurpose room. Bring a calculator, pen or pencil and notebook. A $25 registration fee, which includes course materials, will be collected in cash or check made to Great Neck Library at the first class; register with teen’s library card.

Thursday, MAY 9

Preventive Liver Health

Liver-overload can be a common denominator of a variety of symptoms and conditions. Join librarian Mimi Rabizadeh to learn about the functions and how to support this lifesaving organ at 12 p.m. in Main’s large multipurpose room.

Encore Film at Station

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

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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