Library Events: Oct. 10-16


Go to the Events listings on the Library’s website at for more information, and to register. You can also call the Library at 466-8055.  For certain events that require registration, any further meeting info will be released by the date of the event for registered users.  Check your email before joining the event.

Programs are held online live on Zoom unless specified. Open to all. No Zoom account required.  You may join Zoom events by going to, and enter the program’s Meeting ID and Password.  You can also dial in at 1 (646) 558-8656 or find your local number at

Library Online October 10 to 16

 Saturday, October 10
8:00 – 9:30 PM
Improv Live
Teens in grades 7+

Monday, October 12
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Create Your Own Face Mask
Create your own PPE
2 options:
1. Pick up a laser-cut pattern: Contact the STEM Lab by email or phone so we can make one and have it ready for curbside pick up for you. Then you just follow the directions in the comfort of your own home.
2. Make a Face Mask in the STEM Lab – Register by phone or onlinewith our appointments for October 12. Bring in your own fabric material (an old T-Shirt works Great). Our Cricut machine will cut out the pattern for you and then you can sew the mask using our sewing machine.        (516) 466-8055 ext. 230


12:00 – 12:45 PM
Hispanic Heritage Month Storytime     516-466-8055

2:00 – 3:30 PM
New York City Museums: Famous and Otherwise
The discussion will also explore the idea of New York City as an open air museum, using the area around the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn as an example.
Michael Hartnett is author of six novels, including two set in New York, The Blue Rat and his latest Blue Gowanus.
Meeting ID: 850 1303 0378       Password: 563587

3:00 – 3:45 PM
Hispanic Heritage Month Storytime     516-466-8055

3:00 – 4:00 PM
Jr. Levels: Welcome to Hogwarts: History of Magic 101
5th and 6th grades only
Grab your sketchbook and a pencil, we’ll be reading a magical tale together, then sketching it out.

4:30 – 5:30 PM
Drawtober: Ghosts
Teens in grades 7+
Each week will have a new prompt for the Halloween season.

8:30 – 9:30 PM
I Love Autumn Drawing Challenge
Teens in grades 7+

Tuesday, October 13
9:30 – 10:30 AM
Yoga Flow facilitated by Carolyn
Series Open to All Levels
Learn yoga postures, breathing practices and meditation techniques to bring balance, equilibrium and good health to your body and mind.
Meeting ID: 849 1390 1791     Password: 781668

4:00 – 5:00 PM
Jr. Levels Jackbox Games
5th and 6th grades only
Play fun party games, best played with two devices.

5:00- 6:00 PM
Halloween Escape Room
Teens in grades 7+
Join us to craft a haunting virtual escape room.

5:00 – 6:00 PM
Jr. Levels Ukulele
5th and 6th grades only
Learn chords, melodies, and songs.

Wednesday. October 14
10:00 – 11:00 AM
Virtual Tech Help
Adults (18+)
Every Wednesday the STEM Lab staff will be standing by to help you virtually.
Meeting ID: 934 0037 5868     Passcode: Help
Dial by your location
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)          (516) 466-8055 ext. 230

1:00 – 2:30 PM
Writer Within facilitated by Lynda Aron
Email for Zoom room.
Access your authentic voice and explore the power of imagination, self-expression and storytelling. New writers, professionals and everyone in between are welcome.  Sharing is encouraged but not required.

3:30 – 4:15 PM
Sticks in the Stacks
Join Mina and Jamie for social stitching time on Wednesdays.  Learn the basics of knitting and crocheting or just brush up on what you already know, and help crochet and knit for a cause.
Meeting ID: 939 9484 5012    Password: sticks

5:30 – 6:30 PM
The Great Give Back Community Service Workshop
Color and share your coloring pages for Color A Smile, a nonprofit organization that distributes cheerful drawings to senior citizens, our troops overseas, and anyone in need of a smile.
Print your coloring pages in advance @
The Great Give Back is a program for public library patrons across New York State to participate in meaningful, service-oriented experiences.
Register to receive Zoom meeting info by email on the date of the event.

6:00 – 7:00 PM
Creative Writing
Teens in grades 7+
Write and share short stories and poems.

7:00 – 8:00 PM
Chinese Herbal Medicine: An Ancient Tradition for a Modern World
Meeting ID: 894 6390 6693      Passcode: 016705
Lecture will provide an overview of Chinese Herbs and Herbal formulas.
Discussion of the history, theory, use, and safety of Chinese herbal medicine. Learn the difference between patent herbs and custom formulas and what to look for to ensure the highest quality of herbal medicine. How herbs can benefit immune function and reduce stress.
Jonathan Geismar M.S. L.Ac.  is a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine for over 18 years.

7:00 – 8:00 PM
Finance Committee Meeting Via Webex
Meeting Number: 163 525 3277  Password: yeGc2MSED37 (93422673 from phones)
Join by phone +1-650-215-5226 United States Toll

7:00 – 8:00 PM
Where To Get Started With Financial Literacy
Kristen Jacks, financial educator and author of Money in Your Twenties, will point parents and teens in the right direction in this webinar.
Kristen studied financial planning at Boston University’s Center for Professional Education. Register for this library program to receive the Zoom meeting information.

Thursday, October 15
2:00 – 3:30 PM
Mae West: Ahead of Her Time
“Go West” with film historian Max Alvarez as he discusses the amazing life and career of Mae West. Program features rare archival material and film clips from immortal West comedies.
Meeting ID: 847 5047 9704      Passcode: 376814

4:00 – 5:00 PM
Virtual Project Runway
Teens in grades 7+
Draw up virtual looks.

6:00 – 7:00 PM
Teens in grades 7+
Learn chords, melodies, and songs.

6:30 – 7:30 PM
Yoga Flow facilitated by Sharon Epstein
Series Open to All Levels
Learn yoga postures, breathing practices and meditation techniques to bring balance, equilibrium and good health to your body and mind.
Meeting ID: 848 1488 0463    Password: 462824

Friday, October 16
12:00 – 1:00 PM
Friday Film Discussion
Lady Bird (2017) R,  1 hr. 34 min.,  ComedyDrama
In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California.
Watch Lady Bird at your leisure. Join the media staff and fellow patrons in a Zoom discussion of the film.
Streaming free on Kanopy  with your Great Neck library card, and on Netflix with subscription.
Meeting ID: 623 987 3994     Passcode: films      (516) 466-8055 ext. 248

4:00 – 5:00 PM
Virtual Love Letter
Teens in grades 7+
Use your creativity to win the heart of the princess. We’ll be playing on, register for a free account to join.

8:00 – 9:00 PM
Welcome to Hogwarts: History of Magic 101
Teens in grades 7+
Grab your sketchbook and a pencil, we’ll be reading a magical tale together, then sketching it out.


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