What’s Happening At The Library From April 6 To 12

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Saturday, April 6

Performance Poets Readings

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

The Gilbert & Sullivan Light Opera Company of Long Island will perform The Gondoliers.

Sunday, April 7

The Gondoliers Performance

All are invited to enjoy the Gilbert & Sullivan Light Opera Company of Long Island’s performance of The Gondoliers, the story of two carefree Venetian gondoliers, arranged by the Music Advisory Committee, at 2 p.m. in Main’s community room. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.

Monday, April 8

Philately Anyone? at Main

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

Tuesday, April 9

Art Lecture/Slide Presentation

Art Historian Mary Vahey will explore Frida Kahlo’s creative vision and self-crafted identity, the subject of a current Brooklyn Museum of Art exhibit, at 2 p.m. in Main’s community room.

Newspaper Databases at Main

Learn how to obtain searchable articles and images from The Historical New York Times from 1851 to 2015 and current issues of the Times from 1980 to present from the library’s newspaper databases at 2 p.m. in Main’s large multipurpose 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 on Tuesdays in April and May 7 and 14 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Lakeville. Contact Adam Hinz at 516-466-8055, ext. 246, or email ahinz@greatnecklibrary.org.

Wednesday, April 10

AARP Tax Assistance at Parkville

Get help preparing and filing Federal tax returns online from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Make an appointment at 516-466-8055, ext. 273.

Movie Matinée at Main

The film, a chronicle of Freddie Mercury and Queen during the years leading up to their appearance at the 1985 Live Aid concert, will be shown at 2 p.m.

Finance Committee Meeting at Main

All are welcome at the next board of trustees Finance Committee meeting at 7:30 p.m. in Main’s large multipurpose room.

Thursday, April 11

Liver Rescue at Main

Join librarian Mimi Rabizadeh to learn about the functions of the liver, this life-saving organ and how to support a healthy one at 12 p.m. in Main’s large multipurpose room.

Classic Games at Parkville

All skill levels can play Scrabble, backgammon or chess with new friends on Thursdays from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Parkville.

Encore Film at Station

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

Thursday, April 11–
Friday, April 12

Project Independence at Parkville

Attend a Project Independence Social Discussion Group on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. and a Men’s Group on Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Parkville. Confirm at 516-466-8055, ext. 257.

Friday, April 12

The Writer Within

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.

All library locations will accept pet food donations this April.

To Tuesday, April 30

Pet Food Drive

Donate food for all pets, especially 5- or 10-pound bags or canned dog and cat food, kitty litter, treats and new toys, unopened and in original packaging, at all Great Neck Library locations in April, during the eighth annual Legislative Pet Food Drive sponsored by Assemblyman Anthony D’Urso in partnership with Long Island Cares, which started Baxter’s Pet Pantry in 2009 and has distributed more than 1-million pounds of pet food.

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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