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Great Neck, NY 11023 United States

January 2018

Property Assessment Grievance Workshop

January 30, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Charles Berman, Town of North Hempstead Receiver of Taxes, will review the assessment process, explain how to complete the grievance application and provide tips for filling out the application before the March 1 deadline from 2 to 4 p.m. in the community room of the Main Library. Bring your 2019–20 Notice of Tentative Assessed Value.

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Annual Reorganization Meeting

January 30, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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The Board of Trustees Annual Reorganization meeting, which offers the community an opportunity to meet members of the Board of Trustees and Nominating Committee, will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the large multipurpose room of the Main Library. Board President Robert Schaufeld, Treasurer Marietta DiCamillo and Interim Library Director Tracy Geiser will present their reports for 2017 and set meeting dates for 2018–19. Dr. Barry Smith and Weihua Yan, elected to the Board of Trustees in the Library’s October 2017 Annual…

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Movie Matinée at Main

January 31, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Groundhog Day, about a weatherman who relives the same 24 hours again and again, will be shown at 2 p.m. at the Main Library.

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February 2018

Community Blood Drive at Main

February 1, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - February 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Give blood and save a life from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the community room of the Main Library. Donors must be 16 to 75, weigh at least 110 pounds and bring a donor card or photo ID. Walk in or make an appointment at 516-466-8055, ext. 208. Learn more at 800-688-0900.

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Socrates Salon with Ron Gross

February 2, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Join Ron Gross for Socrates Salon when the discussion topic will be wisdom at 3 p.m. in the large multi-purpose room of the Main Library. Learn more about this session and ensuing ones at grossassoc@aol.com.

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South High Performance at Main

February 4, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Three chamber music ensembles from South High’s chamber music program have been selected as winners of the 2018 Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Young Musicians Program and will perform from 2 to 3 p.m. in the community room of the Main Library.

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Found Poetry from Old Books at Main

February 6, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Join Librarian Christy Orquera for an afternoon of creativity while saving the planet as participants upcycle discarded books to create found poetry and art at 2 p.m. in the large multipurpose room of the Main Library. Supplies will be provided to create something unique and inspirational. Registration is not required. For more information, call Christy or Donna in the Reference Department at 516-466-8055, ext. 218.

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ACT Crash Course at Main

February 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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A Curvebreakers Test Prep instructor will offer students strategies, tips and tricks for each section of the ACT exam from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the large multipurpose room of the Main Library. Advanced registration with the teen’s library card is required for grades 9 and older online, in person or by phone at 516-466-8055, ext. 218. 

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Great Neck Library Nominating Committee Vacancy

February 7, 2018
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Applications to fill one seat (expiring January 2019) on the Nominating Committee, created by an unexpected vacancy, are being accepted. Interested members should send a letter and résumé by Wednesday, Feb. 7 to The Chair of the Nominating Committee, c/o The Director’s Office, Great Neck Library, 159 Bayview Ave., Great Neck, NY 11023. Applicants must be residents of the Great Neck School District, at least 18 years of age and have a valid Great Neck Library card or be a registered voter with the Nassau County Board of…

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Let the Good Times Roll

February 7, 2018 @ 10:30 am - February 14, 2018 @ 10:30 am
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse for a party in Room 4. On Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 10:45 a.m., join in for musical love songs and little confections. If you saved letters or notes from your beloved, bring one and read it so everyone will know how lovable you are.

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Movie Matinée at Main

February 7, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
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The film, a story of friendship between two artists and their mutual love for the same woman, will be shown at 2 p.m. at the Main Library. 

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Food, Nutrition and Health Tips

February 8, 2018 @ 10:30 am
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics will discuss how to shop smart as representatives provide the facts on the new food labels on Thursday, Feb. 8, at 10:45 a.m.

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Aging and the Biology of Belief

February 8, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Join Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh for a discussion about Aging and the Biology of Belief: Living Healthier and Longer, which will focus on scientist Bruce Lipton’s research on the mind-body-spirit connection and how beliefs can affect your biology and health, at 12 p.m. in the large multipurpose room of the Main Library.

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The Writer Within at Main

February 9, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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All are welcome at the writing salon facilitated by Lynda Aron, a published author and editor who has taught writing workshops and book discussion groups for 30 years, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the large multipurpose room at the Main Library. Sessions include assessment of participants’ needs and intentions, guided reflective writing and constructive sharing. 

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Chinese New Year Celebration

February 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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All are welcome to learn the history and traditions and celebrate the Chinese New Year 2018, the Year of the Dog, with the Great Neck Chinese Association from 2 to 4 p.m. in the community room of the Main Library. Enjoy the puppet show Hao Bang Ah, Dog! with songs, folk tales and games presented by Chinese Theatre Works, Inc., and a yo-yo performance by Great Neck middle and high schoolers.

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The Frank Sinatra You Never Knew

February 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Enjoy a fun-filled presentation about Frank Sinatra—conceived, directed and performed by Mel Glazer, at 2 p.m. in the community room of the Main Library. Music, trivia, Q&A and an emotional PowerPoint presentation will feature Sinatra the man, his relationships to family and friends, how he touched so many lives all over the world and why he is known as one of the three greatest entertainers of the 20th century. Glazer is an educator and state-sponsored speaker for the New Jersey Council for the Humanities…

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How to Pursue Self-Promotion and Get into Print

February 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Join award-winning author Natalie S. Harnett, whose first novel is The Hollow Ground and has been published in the Chicago Quarterly Review, The Irish Echo and The New York Times, when she discusses how to get your writing into print and promote it at 7 p.m. in the community room of the Main Library.

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Great Decisions at Main

February 13, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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The second Great Decisions discussion on global issues topic is Russia’s Foreign Policy, which will be facilitated by librarian Christy Orquera at 6:30 p.m. in the large multipurpose room of the Main Library. Registration is required. The annual fee for all eight sessions and the Briefing Book is $10. Call 516-466-8055, ext. 218, 219 or 254, for further information.

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Movie Matinée at Main

February 14, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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West Side Story, featuring the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet against a backdrop of rival street gang warfare in 1950’s New York as two youths fall in love from opposing groups, will be shown at 2 p.m. at the Main Library. 

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Finance Committee Meeting at Main

February 15, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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All are welcome at the Board of Trustees Finance Committee meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the Main Library. Call 516-466-8055 to confirm that there hasn’t been a change in meeting date, time or location.

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Mindfulness Meditation at Main

February 20, 2018 @ 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Carolyn Carpentiere will facilitate Mindfulness Meditation from 7:15 to 8 p.m. in the community room of the Main Library. Meditation strengthens focus and attention, and releases stress. The class is open to all skill levels. Bring a mat or use the library’s chairs.

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Chess at Main

February 21, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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All skill levels are welcome to enjoy a game of chess on Wednesdays from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the Main Library. 

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Movie Matinée at Main

February 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
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The film, about a secluded gardener whose entire knowledge of the world is from television, will be shown at 2 p.m. at the Main Library. 

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Socrates Salon at Main

February 28, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - March 2, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Join a discussion about trust at the next Socrates Salon with conversation host Ron Gross at 3 p.m. at the Main Library. Share your life experiences, knowledge and wisdom about topics that matter, as the discussion moves from small talk to big talk. Everyone speaks and everyone listens, because all are wiser than any of us. Topics are announced in advance on the flip chart at the Information Desk. Registration is not required. For more information email grossassoc@aol.com.

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March 2018

New Exhibit in the Main Gallery

March 1, 2018
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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On the Easel and Through the Lens, which will on display in the Library Gallery in the Main Building on the lower level through April 17, represents the varied talents of and media used by the Manhasset Art Association. The exhibition will be judged by artist and art professor Thomas Germano

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Teen and Parent Yoga at Main

March 3, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Teens in grades 7 to 12 and a parent can build trust and positive feelings, foster creativity and improve learning capacity in these fun yoga classes from 11 a.m. to noon in the community room of the Main Library. Taught by Sharon Epstein, a skilled and passionate yoga instructor who has experience with all ages and levels, the practice decreases stress, builds positive self-image, develops confidence and improves physical and mental strength in a noncompetitive, supportive environment. Wear comfortable clothing and bring…

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Sympatico Performance at Main

March 4, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Enjoy jazz, pop and blues when Sympatico, a group of four like-minded musicians whose members have been playing music in the tristate area for four decades, performs at 2 p.m. in the community room of the Main Library. The group’s repertoire is a mixture of popular jazz and blues, both nostalgic and current, from Nina Simone to Etta James, and Sergio Mendes to Diana Krall. Comprised of Ruth Ansell on piano, Robert Sole on bass, Brad Singer on drums and vocalist Toni Washington-Bolt, versatility…

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The Constitution in America Today at Main

March 5, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Join James Coll, an adjunct professor of American and Constitutional History at Hofstra University and Nassau Community College, an NYPD detective and the founder of ChangeNYS, a nonprofit organization formed to educate New Yorkers about the need for nonpartisan civic understanding and political reform in the state, for a discussion on The Constitution in America Today at 2 p.m. in the community room of the Main Library. The Constitution in America Today—“Does it still matter?” was a recent Time magazine cover story that posed this question about the U.S. Constitution. Active participation…

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Budget Workshop at Main

March 6, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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All are welcome at the first Budget Workshop for the 2018–19 Library Budget at 7:30 p.m. in the large multipurpose room of the Main Library. Call 516-466-8055 to confirm that there hasn’t been a change in meeting date, time or location.

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Living Healthier and Longer

March 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - March 8, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh will discuss scientist Bruce Lipton’s research on the mind-body-spirit connection and how your beliefs can affect your biology and health in this ongoing series at 12 p.m. in the large multipurpose room of the Main Library. All are invited to also join the March 15 Allies in Wellness discussion. Registration is strongly suggested at 516-466-8055, ext. 218/219, or register online.

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Movie Matinée at Main

March 7, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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The film, about an arthritic woman who works as a housekeeper and hones her skills as an artist, becoming a beloved figure in the community, will be shown at 2 p.m. at the Main Library. 

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College Admissions: Your Roadmap to Success at Main

March 7, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Michael Binder, one of the premier college consultants on Long Island, will discuss the four key steps students can take to maximize their admission and scholarship potential at 6:30 p.m. in the community room of the Main Library. Learn how to differentiate yourself from other applicants, how to determine which colleges are truly best for you and how to get colleges to say yes to your application. Teens and parents register separately with their own library cards. Parental attendance is encouraged, not…

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The Role of the American First Lady

March 20, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Join Marilyn Carminio, a New York City teacher who went on to work in magazine publishing at Cosmopolitan, Elle and New Woman, when she talks about the challenging role of the American First Lady at 2 p.m. in the community room of the Main Library. Carminio’s research is based on multiple sources and her multimedia presentation provides a rich experience for the listener. 

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Mindfulness Meditation at Main

March 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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All skill levels are welcome as Carolyn Carpentiere, who received her 200-hour yoga certification at Long Island Yoga School in 2009 and has continued to work in and study many other holistic solutions to health including Mindfulness Meditation and Reiki, facilitates Mindfulness Meditation from 7:15 to 8 p.m. in the community room of the Main Library. Meditation strengthens focus and attention, and releases stress. Bring a mat or use the library’s chairs.

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Movie Matinée at Main

March 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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The film, about life for a single mom in Los Angeles when she allows three young guys to move in with her, will be shown at 2 p.m. at the Main Library

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Buying and Selling Your Home

March 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Join Nassau County Bar Association speaker Janet Esagoff, Esq., principal member of Esagoff Law Group, PC, in Great Neck, when she speaks about buying and selling a home, and important things to know about the process, including closing costs andexpenses a homeowner or purchaser can expect to pay, at 7 p.m. at the Main Library. 

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Mansions of Long Island at Main

March 22, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Noted Gold Coast historian Orin Finkle, who has the largest private archive of period Long Island mansion material in the country that he has been compiling for more than 30 years, will present a lecture and slide show featuring the mansions, gardens and people of early 1900s Long Island at 2 p.m. in the community room of the Main Library. He has written more than 200 articles on country estates and high society for numerous publications, including The New York Times.

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April 2018

Found Poetry from Old Books

April 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Enjoy an evening of creativity while helping to save the planet at 7 p.m. at the Main Library by upcycling discarded books to create found poetry and art. Participants will learn how to “find” poetry and create something truly one-of-a-kind by choosing words or phrases from any page of any book and reframing it into a literary collage. All the supplies will be provided. Registration is not required. For further information, call Christy or Donna in the Reference Department at 516-466-8055, ext. 218.

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Movie Matinée at Main

April 4, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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The film, about the friendship of Queen Victoria and a young Indian clerk named Abdul, will be shown at 2 p.m. at the Main Library. 

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Buying and Selling Your Home

April 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Join Nassau County Bar Association speaker Janet Esagoff, Esq., the principal member of Esagoff Law Group, PC, in Great Neck, when she speaks about buying and selling a home, and the important things we need to know about the process, at 7 p.m. at the Main Library.

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Deadline Extended for Trustee Vacancy Applications

April 6, 2018
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Applications are being accepted from interested Association members to fill one seat expiring in January 2019 on the Board of Trustees. Individuals should send a letter and résumé by today’s extended deadline to: The Chair of the Nominating Committee, c/o The Director’s Office, Great Neck Library, 159 Bayview Ave., Great Neck, NY 11023. Applicants must be a resident of the Great Neck School District, at least 18 years old and either have a valid Great Neck Library card or be a registered voter…

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Socrates Salon at Main

April 6, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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The conversation about trust will continue at the next Socrates Salon at 3 p.m. in the large multipurpose room of the Main Library. Share your life experiences, knowledge and wisdom about topics that matter, as the conversation moves from small talk to big talk.Everyone speaks and everyone listens, because all of us are wiser than any of us. Topics are announced in advance on the flip chart at the information desk. Registration is not required. For further information, email host Ron Gross at grossassoc@aol.com.

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Tai Chi Classes at Main

April 21, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Facilitated by Joseph Panico, tai chi will be held today and on May 5, 12 and 19, and June 2, 9 and 16 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the community room of the Main Library. In-person registration is $40 for the series of eight classes, which can be made by cash or check or money order payable to Great Neck Library. This form of martial art, which connects the internal focus of the mind with the external control of the body, incorporates…

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New Beginnings Singles 50 Plus

April 21, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Join the conversation or just come and listen when Marla Matthews, social worker and television talk show host of The Relationship Journey, facilitates this growing discussion, social and support group at 4 p.m. in the community room of the Main Library.

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Stick-Tet Musical Performance

April 22, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Enjoy a mix of jazz, Latin, pop and original compositions, plus a tutorial on the unique instruments being played, when Steve Adelson performs on the Chapman Stick, along with Bryan Carrott on vibraphone and Nydia “Liberty” Mata on percussion, at 2 p.m. in the community room of the Main Library. Adelson, a regular performer at the Long Beach Jazz Festival, is considered one of the premier Chapman Stick players in the world.

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AARP Smart DriverTEK Workshop

April 23, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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AARP Driver Safety has teamed up with The Hartford to develop a new educational program that helps drivers understand current and evolving vehicle safety technologies, teaches how to use them and explains how they might enhance driving safety and extend safe driving years. Attend the AARP Smart DriverTEK Workshop, facilitated by Alan Lichtenthal, at 2 p.m. in the community room of the Main Library. Registration is required at 516-466-8055, ext. 208/254, or register online. The $5 fee can be made by cash or check or…

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The Ramifications of Hateful Speech

April 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Sephardic Heritage Alliance Inc. and United Parent Teacher Council invite the community to their annual education panel at 7 p.m. in the Great Neck Main Library community room. This guardian-with-your-teen forum, Sticks and Stones, will dive into the ramifications of hateful speech and behaviors in our relationships and their impact through social media postings, on the college admissions/experience and on our students. Panelists include Dr. Teresa Prendergast, Great Neck Public Schools superintendent; Rena Gombo, a school psychologist who specializes in parenting; and…

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The Art of Cuba at Main

April 24, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Explore Cuba’s vibrant art, which is a rich mixture of African, European and North American influences that reflect the diverse demographics of the Island, with Ines Powell, an art historian and educator who has been associated with the Metropolitan Museum of Art since 1982, at 2 p.m. in the community room of the Main Library.

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Board of Trustees Meeting at Main

April 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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All are welcome at the next regular meeting of the Great Neck Library Board of Trustees at 7:30 p.m. in the large multipurpose room of the Main Library. Call 516-466-8055 to confirm that there hasn’t been a change in meeting date, time or location.

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Movie Matinée at Main

April 25, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
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The movie, about a renowned dressmaker in 1950’s London, will be shown at 2 p.m. at the Main Library.

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Mindfulness Meditation at Main

April 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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All skill levels are welcome as Carolyn Carpentiere, who received her 200-hour yoga certification at Long Island Yoga School in 2009 and has continued to work in and study many other holistic solutions to health including Mindfulness Meditation and Reiki, facilitates Mindfulness Meditation from 7:15 to 8 p.m. in the community room of the Main Library. Meditation is a practice that strengthens focus and attention, as well as releases stress to stay healthy. Bring a mat or use the library’s chairs

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Grandma Poems—Not Too Sweet

April 26, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Carolyn Raphael, poetry coordinator for the Village of Great Neck Plaza, will read from and speak about her book, Grandma Poems—Not Too Sweet, at 2 p.m. in the community room of the Main Library. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

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May 2018

What Is Mental Illness?

May 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Ellen Ritz, RN, president of National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Queens/Nassau, and Carol Ann Viccora, NAMI board member, will present How Families and Others Can Make a Difference in the Success of Someone Struggling, as they discuss experiences and information to help participants understand what a mental health disorder is and how to help and support those who struggle with a mental illness at 7 p.m. in the community room of the Main Library. They will answer questions after the presentation.

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Movie Matinée at Main

May 2, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
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The film, a fictional account of the story of two implacable enemies in Northern Ireland, will be shown at 2 p.m. at the Main Library. 

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Depression Era Glass at Main

May 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Rosemary Trietsch will discuss and present examples of Depression Glass, the term used to describe machine-produced glass products made in the United States from 1925 to 1940, at 7 p.m. in the community room of the Main Library.

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

May 3, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Joseph Diamond, MD, director of Nuclear Cardiology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, will focus on how to teach ourselves better ways to deal with life’s stressors so that they do not have such a strong negative impact on our health at 2 p.m. in the community room of the Main Library. Mindfulness is the practice of moment to moment awareness, by purposely focusing one’s attention on the present moment without any preconceived expectation or judgment. 

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ESL with Lisa Greenwald

May 4, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Join Lisa Greenwald, who began an ESL conversation class last year at Parkville and the Manhasset Public Library, which focuses on conversation skills while incorporating correct grammar and pronunciation, for an ESL conversation class from 1 to 3 p.m. in the small multipurpose room of the Main Library. Registration is not required.

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Socrates Salon with Ron Gross

May 4, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Share your thoughts about ethical intelligence at the next Socrates Salon with conversation host Ron Gross at 3 p.m. in the large multipurpose room of the Main Library. By thinking together, attendees will address real-world ethical challenges and discuss the right thing to do. Topics are announced in advance on flip chart at the Information Desk. Registration is not required. Receive further information about this session and ensuing ones by emailing Gross at grossassoc@aol.com.

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June 2018

Tai Chi Classes at Main

June 2, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Facilitated by Joseph Panico, tai chi will be held today and on June 9 and 16 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the community room of the Main Library. In-person registration is $40 for the series of eight classes, which can be made by cash or check or money order payable to Great Neck Library. Wear comfortable clothes.

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World Class Jazz Trio

June 3, 2018 @ 2:30 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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The Ted Rosenthal World Class Jazz Trio will perform jazz standards, jazz interpretations of The Great American Songbook, jazz interpretations of classical themes, Gershwin and Rosenthal’s original compositions at 2:30 p.m. in the community room of the Main Library. Along with Rosenthal, one of the leading jazz pianists of his generation, Martin Wind will be on bass and Tim Horner on drums. Rosenthal has performed with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and Jon Faddis and the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band. He…

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Simple Happiness Author Talk

June 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Motivational speaker Jim Ryan will speak about his book, Simple Happiness: 52 Easy Ways to Lighten Up, and eight characteristics of happy people at 7 p.m. in the community room of the Main Library. Ryan is an accomplished guitarist and singer, and his musical interludes serve to solidify the concepts presented. He is the founder and president of Jim Ryan Talks, an organization dedicated to the cultivation and development of each individual’s potential for living a life full of joy, fulfillment and success. Books…

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Modernist Georgia O’Keeffe

June 5, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Thomas Germano, an artist and art professor at Farmingdale State College who teaches painting, drawing and art history, will present a visual art lecture on Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986), the pioneering American modernist who conveyed a distinct sense of place with innovative depictions of her surroundings from stark New Mexican landscapes to New York cityscapes, at 2 p.m. in the community room of the Main Library. As flowers and plants were subjects that engaged O’Keeffe throughout her career, Germano lectures on her current exhibition at the New…

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Movie Matinée at Main

June 6, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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The film, a World War II thriller about the evacuation of 400,000 Allied troops from the French city of Dunkirk before Nazi forces could take hold, will be shown at 2 p.m. at the Main Library. 

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English as a Second Language

June 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Join Lisa Greenwald, who began an ESL conversation class last year at the Parkville Branch and at the Manhasset Public Library focusing on conversation skills while incorporating correct grammar and pronunciation, for an ESL conversation class from 1 to 3 p.m. in the small multipurpose room of the Main Library. Registration is not required.

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Broadway Showstoppers at Main

June 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Broadway Showstoppers, a professional musical revue featuring highlight moments from the most popular shows ever produced, will perform at 2 p.m. in the community room of the Main Library. 

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From the Bench at Main

June 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Judge Joseph F. Bianco, who was appointed a U.S. district judge in the Eastern District of New York in 2006 and is an adjunct professor at St. John’s University School of Law, Hofstra University School of Law and Touro Law Center, will discuss the selection process for federal judges, cases and issues litigated in the federal court on Long Island and the challenges facing our criminal justice system, at 7 p.m. in the community room of the Main Library.

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Bob Hope and Jack Benny

June 12, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Sal St. George, an adjunct professor and pop-culture historian who has created historical theater for some of the nation’s largest and best-known living history museums for the past 35 years, will examine the comedy of Bob Hope and Jack Benny, both acknowledged for being masters of comedic timing, when he presents It’s All in the Timing at 2 p.m. in the community room of the Main Library.

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Movie Matinée at Main

June 13, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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The film, about the life and controversial death of Vincent Van Gogh, will be shown at 2 p.m. at the Main Library. 

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Finance Committee Meeting at Main

June 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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All are welcome at the next meeting of the Board of Trustees Finance Committee at 7 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the Main Library. Call 516-466-8055 to confirm there hasn’t been a change in meeting date, time or location.

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Wines of Italy at Main

June 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Learn how to order wines in a restaurant, read a wine label and pair wines with different foods when Elena Florenzano of Thinking Italian discusses the most popular Italian wines and presents slides of the different regions and wineries where they are produced at 7 p.m. in the community room of the Main Library. 

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Secrets of Centenarians at Main

June 14, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh will discuss scientist Bruce Lipton’s research on mind-body-spirit connection and how beliefs can affect your biology and health in this series at 12 p.m. in the large multipurpose room of the Main Library. 

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Writer Within Workshop at Main

June 15, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Explore the power of imagination, self-expression and storytelling at this writing workshop facilitated by Lynda Aron, a published author who has taught writing workshops and book discussion groups for the past 30 years in high schools, universities and community centers such as Gilda’s Club in Manhattan, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the large multipurpose room of Main.

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July 2018

Main Library Gallery Exhibit

July 11, 2018 - July 30, 2018
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Dreamscapes and Journeys by Ginger Balizer-Hendler, a Long Island–based artist whose vibrant, primitive work is based on her love for storytelling, will be on display in the Main Library Gallery, lower lobby.

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Health Care Expenses in Retirement

July 16, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Jeremy Fraser, a senior financial services representative and investment adviser with Foresters Financial Services who specializes in retirement income planning, will discuss Managing Health Care Expenses in Retirement and what Baby Boomers need to know about Medicare and Long-term Care at 2 p.m. in the community room of the Main Library. The workshop will address Medicare enrollment periods and how to avoid late-enrollment penalties, as well as why most people pay too much for private insurance and how to avoid…

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What’s in a Place Name?

July 17, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Mankh (Walter E. Harris III), a writer, editor, small press publisher and Turtle Islander, will talk about What’s in a Place Name at 2 p.m. in the community room of the Main Library. More than half of the United States is named for native words and places, yet rarely are the actual native people and their traditions acknowledged. This presentation will bridge the gap between name and people, and place and respect for the environment.   

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Sizzling Facts on the Power of Now

July 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Join this new study group facilitated by librarian Mimi Rabizadeh on the Power of Now, focusing on a 360-degree perspective on wellness including physical, emotional, mental and spiritual, at 7 p.m. in the large multipurpose room of the Main library. 

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Movie Matinée at Main

July 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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The film, about a lavish train ride through Europe that unfolds to be a mystery, will be shown at 2 p.m. at the Main Library. 

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Essential Oils and Self Care

July 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Join teacher Nicole Leone for a lecture on the basics of essential oils that will provide information on their healing qualities, how to use them for everyday ailments and how they can help support and balance your life at 7 p.m. in the community room of the Main Library. 

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Blood Drive at Main

July 19, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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During this blood shortage emergency, donors will receive two free Mets tickets— and can save the life of one of the nearly 2,000 men, women and children in our community who need blood transfusions each day—by giving blood at the Great Neck Library and New York Blood Center/Long Island Blood Services Community Blood Drive from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the community room of the Main Library. Donors must be between 16 and 75 (those age 16 need parental consent;…

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Free Hearing Screenings at Main

July 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Students and audiology faculty from the Hy Weinberg Center at Adelphi University will give free, basic hearing screenings to anyone older than 4 to help identify those who need further diagnostic audiological testing from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the large multipurpose room of the Main Library. Following the screening, appropriate recommendations will be made. Appointments are not needed; first-come, first-served.

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September 2018

Forum on Gun Violence

September 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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North Shore Action and Moms Demand Action welcome the community to a Forum on Gun Violence with Assemblyman Anthony D’Urso moderating a panel of experts and student advocates at 7 p.m. in the Main Library community room. 

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October 2018

Movie Matinée at Main

October 24, 2018 @ 2:30 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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The film, which will be shown in French with English subtitles and is about an unemployed everyman who must submit to a series of quietly humiliating ordeals in his search for work, will be shown at 2:30 p.m. at the Main Library. 

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Main Library Gallery

October 25, 2018 - November 14, 2018
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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The Great Neck Historical Society will have a display in the Main Library Gallery on the History of the Saddle Rock Grist Mill, which was constructed around 1700 and restored to its mid 19th–century appearance, and is one of the few remaining tidal mills left in the country, serving as a reminder of the importance these mills once played in the economic life of Long Island.

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Movie Matinée at Main

October 31, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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The film, about a judgmental middle-class snob who discovers her husband has been having an affair with her best friend, will be shown at 2 p.m. at the Main Library.

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November 2018

Andy Warhol Visual Lecture

November 5, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Join Thomas Germano, an artist and art professor at SUNY Farmingdale, when he presents a visual lecture discussing pop artist Andy Warhol amongst the major pop artists and artworks circa 1958 to the ’70s at 2 p.m. in the Main Library community room. 

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Finance Committee Meeting

November 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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All are welcome at the Board of Trustees Finance Committee meeting at 7 p.m. in the Main Library small multipurpose room. 

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Mindfulness Meditation at Main

November 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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All skill levels can join expert Carolyn Carpentiere for Mindfulness Meditation at 7:15 p.m. in the Main Library community room. Meditation strengthens our focus and attention, and releases stress to stay healthy. Bring a mat or use a library chair.

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December 2018

Finance Committee Meeting

December 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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The Board of Trustees Finance Committee will meet at 7 p.m. in Main’s small multipurpose room. 

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Socrates Salon with Ron Gross

December 7, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Join Socrates Salon when the discussion is about How We Identify Ourselves at 3 p.m. in Main’s large multipurpose room. 

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Folk-Rock Festival

December 9, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Gathering Time will perform the Great Folk-Rock Festival, with a tribute to the great acts of the ’60s and ’70s that influenced their song writing and shaped their sound, at 1:30 p.m. in Main’s community room. Arrive 15 minutes early for preferred seating.

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Art Reception in Gallery

December 9, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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All are invited to meet Michele La Mont Ganz, a private piano teacher and cochair of the library’s Music Advisory Committee, and view her exhibit of Angel Shale Handmade Prints from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Main’s gallery, lower level lobby, which will be on view until Dec. 26. 

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American First Ladies

December 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Marilyn Carminio, who began her career as a NYC teacher and went on to work in magazine publishing, will present The American First Lady Part 2: Lady Bird Johnson to Nancy Reagan, a visual history lecture highlighting the personal side of life in the White House and the unique contributions each woman has made to the nation, at 2 p.m. in Main’s community room.

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Movie Matinée at Main

December 12, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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The film, about a group of friends who meet regularly for game nights and find themselves trying to solve a murder mystery, will be shown at 2 p.m. at Main. 

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FAFSA Workshop at Main

December 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Join Michael Turner from New York State Higher Education Services Corporation for a presentation on FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and the financial aid application process, followed by a Q&A, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Main’s large multipurpose room. 

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Yoga Nidra at Main

December 12, 2018 @ 7:15 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Join expert Carolyn Carpentiere when she facilitates Yoga Nidra, a systematic process of inducing complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation to conscious dreamless sleep, at 7:15 p.m. in Main’s community room. Bring a blanket, pillow and mat for comfort.

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Health and Healing

December 13, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Join librarian Mimi Rabizadeh as she discusses the latest medical research on gut health and how it influences the brain, immune system and overall health at 12 p.m. in Main’s large multipurpose room. Registration is strongly suggested at 516-466-8055, ext. 218/219, or online.

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Holiday Tech Time

December 13, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 27, 2018

Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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For help with technology, stop by Main between 12 and 2 p.m. on Thursdays through Dec. 27 for a small, informal program in a study room. No appointment is needed. Learn more at cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org or 516-466-8055, ext. 230.

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Holiday Tech Time

December 13, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - December 27, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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For help with technology, stop by Main between 12 and 2 p.m. on Thursdays through Dec. 27 for a small, informal program in a study room. No appointment is needed. Learn more at cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org or 516-466-8055, ext. 230.

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Levels Teen Performance

December 13, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 pm, repeating until December 15, 2018

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Levels will present the 2018 Theatre Workshop Players (T*W*P) Festival of Short Plays at 8 p.m. in the Levels Teen Center on Main’s lower level. Since 1979, Levels has been presenting T*W*P festivals of existing short plays and students’ own adaptations and original works. The plays are written and directed by Riley Boker, Nivi Chandran, Adi Elkarat, Aliza Fine, Ava Hoffman, Nikki Kobrick and Britt Trachtenberg; produced by Tyler Brechner; set and lighting design by Tyler Hakimian; with cast members…

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The Writer Within

December 14, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Great Neck Library Main Branch, 159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023 United States
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Access your authentic voice and explore the power of imagination, self-expression and storytelling when author Lynda Aron facilitates this writing workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. in Main’s large multipurpose room. 

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