Library Happenings From July 13 To 19


Saturday, July 13

AARP Driver’s Safety Course

Drivers 50 and older can get a reduction in points or discount on insurance by taking this class from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Parkville; bring lunch; $20, AARP members; $25, nonmembers by check; register at 516-466-8055, ext. 273.

Monday, July 15

Essential Oils at Main

Wellness educator Nicole Leone will discuss the importance of purity and how to use essential oils to reduce stress, manage pain and sleep better at 7 p.m. in the community room.

Tuesday, July 16

Whitney Biennial Visual Lecture

Artist and professor Thomas Germano will present a visual lecture about the Whitney Biennial at 2 p.m. in Main’s community room.

Spiritual Talk on Living Creatively

Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh will facilitate the discussion A New You: Gain Awareness and Courage to Change Old, Unwanted Habits at 7 p.m. in Main’s large multipurpose room.

Wednesday, July 17

Learn About Social Security

Nilsa Henriquez, a Social Security public affairs specialist, will present a program about what you need to know at 11 a.m. at Parkville.

Movie Matinée at Main

The film, about two artistic souls who come together on stage and in life, will be shown at 2 p.m.

New Beginnings Singles 50 Plus

If you are divorced, widowed, single or an empty nester older than 50 who would like a new beginning, be inspired to make friends, network and learn skills toward reinventing yourself when Marla Matthews, social worker and TV talk-show host of The Relationship Journey, facilitates this discussion, social and support group meetup at 7 p.m. in Main’s community room.

Creative Writing Workshop

Kara Thomas, author of six novels for young adults including Little Monsters and The Cheerleaders, will talk about the creative process and lead a writing exercise at 7 p.m. in Main’s large multipurpose room. Teens who attend may win an autographed book.

The Great Neck Library and LI Blood Services will hold a Community Blood Drive at Main.

Thursday, July 18

Free Mets Tickets at Blood Drive

Save a life at the Great Neck Library and LI Blood Services Community Blood Drive from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Main’s community room. Donors must bring a Donor Card or photo ID, be 16 to 75 (16 year olds need parental consent; those older than 76 need a doctor’s note), be at least 110 pounds, eat well and drink fluids and have no new tattoos; 800-688-0900; schedule at 516-466-8055 ext. 208/254. Donors will receive an electronic voucher for a pair of free Mets tickets;

Encore Film at Station

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

Friday, July 19

Free Hearing Screenings

Have a free baseline hearing screening courtesy of Adelphi University’s Hy Weinberg School for Communication Disorders from 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Station; no registration required.

Writer Within

Access your authentic voice and explore the power of imagination, self-expression and storytelling when author Lynda Aron facilitates a writing workshop at 1 p.m. in Main’s large multipurpose room.


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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