Library Budget Hearing and Adoption at Main
The Great Neck Library will hold a budget hearing and adoption for the library’s 2019/20 proposed budget on Tuesday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the community room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Ave. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
New Beginnings Singles 50 Plus facilitated by Marla Matthews at Main
New Beginnings Singles 50 Plus facilitated by Marla Matthews will meet on Saturday, March 30 at 4 p.m. in the community room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Ave. 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 meet-up. If you are divorced, widowed, single, or an empty nester age 50 plus who would like a new beginning, come and be inspired to make new friends, network and learn new skills towards reinventing yourself.
“Leaving Evelyn” Staged Reading: Me and You Productions at Main
Professional equity actors of Me and You Productions will perform a staged reading of “Leaving Evelyn,” written by award-winning playwright Kathy Kafer, Great Neck alumna, on Sunday, March 31 at 1:30 p.m. in the community room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Ave.
Directed by off-Broadway writer Linda Selman and produced by Linda Selman and Dr. Joan Liman, “Leaving Evelyn” is a poignant, bittersweet play about a summer night in suburbia when an unsuspecting family discovers the effects of Alzheimer’s disease on a loved one during the family barbecue. How they respond, and what they ought to do, become the haunting questions of the evening.
Me and You Productions is a theater company dedicated to raising the public’s awareness of contemporary health-related topics and medical challenges.
Pet Food Drive Donation Bins at All Great Neck Library Locations during Month of April
Donations of pet food will be accepted at all Great Neck Library locations from April 1 to 30. This 8th Annual Legislative Pet Food Drive is sponsored by Assemblyman Anthony D’Urso, 16th Assembly District, in partnership with Long Island Cares to help local soup kitchens and food pantries meet the needs of struggling families with pets.
Long Island Cares started Baxter’s Pet Pantry in 2009 and has since distributed over one million pounds of pet food, all of which has been donated through pet food drives, like this one, and corporate donations.
Most Needed Pet Foods and supplies: Five or 10 pound bags of dog and cat food (larger bags always accepted); canned dog and cat food; Kitty litter; treats; new toys; food for all pets, including but not limited to reptiles, fish, ferrets, and hamsters.
Important health information: All pet food must be unopened and in its original packaging. No opened bags, ripped bags, or loose pet food will be accepted. Donations are greatly appreciated.
Milton Yarensky’s America Art Exhibit and Opening at Main
All are invited to the opening reception for Milton Yarensky’s America on Thursday, April 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Lower Level Gallery of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Ave. Yarensky’s oil paintings chronicle the history of his times. Born in 1916 in Brooklyn, Yarensky was a visual reporter of social and political life in America. Although he died in 2008, his artworks depict climate change, immigration, and the human spirit adapting to a challenging political environment — indicative of the world we are living in today. The exhibit is on view April 2 to May 8.
Machu Picchu: The Lost City of the Incas presented by Dr. Ronald Brown at Main
Dr. Ronald Brown will present Machu Picchu: The Lost City of the Incas on Tuesday, April 2 at 2 p.m. in the community room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Ave. Machu Picchu has been the object of historical speculation, biblical theories, and science fiction. Join Brown, author, writer, explorer, and professor, and discover this lost city.
AARP Tax Assistance at Parkville
AARP Tax Preparers will assist in preparing and filing simple federal tax returns online only on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (last appointment at 1 p.m.) and continue every Wednesday through April 10 at the Parkville Branch, 10 Campbell St. (off Lakeville Road in New Hyde Park.
You must have an appointment and bring all relevant tax papers, including a copy of last year’s return, photo identification, copies of Social Security cards for all individuals on the tax return, all tax related forms (example: W2, bank statements, real estate statements, etc.) and a canceled check. Call 516-466-8055, ext. 273 for further info or to make an appointment.
Matinee Film at Main
The next Wednesday matinee, about Queen Anne and Lady Sarah during early 18th-century England when at war with France, will be shown on April 3 at 2 p.m. at the Main Library, 159 Bayview Ave.
Basic Google: Intro to Gmail at Main
A workshop in Basic Google: Introduction to Gmail will be held on Thursday, April 4 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Main Library STEM Lab, 159 Bayview Ave. Learn how to send and receive emails, basic email etiquette and Gmail settings. Don’t have a Gmail account? Let the library know in the registration form, and come in a half-hour before the class starts to set up a free Gmail account. Registration preferred. If space is available, walk-ins are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis. Register online, in person, or by phone at 516-466-8055, ext. 230.
Free Blood Pressure Screenings at Station
Have your blood pressure checked by a clinical nurse from St. Francis Hospital, free of charge on Thursday, April 4 from 12 to 2 p.m. at the Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road (2nd level), Gardens at Great Neck Plaza, above Best Market. Hypertension affects an astounding one in four adult Americans. Also known as high blood pressure, this condition usually has no symptoms, which is why it is often called the “silent killer.” No registration required.
Parkville Pageturners Film
Enjoy a film on Thursday, April 4 at 1:30 p.m. at the Parkville Branch, 10 Campbell St. (off Lakeville Road) in New Hyde Park. An orphan named Hugo lives in the walls of a train station.
Encore Film at Station
The next encore film about Queen Anne and Lady Sarah during early 18th-century England when at war with France, will be shown on Thursday, April 4 at 2 p.m. at the Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road (2nd level), above Best Market.
Classic Games Afternoon at Parkville
Play Scrabble, backgammon, or chess with new friends at the Parkville Branch on Thursday, April 4 between 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. at 10 Campbell Street (off Lakeville Road) in New Hyde Park. All skill levels.
Socrates Salon with Conversation Host Ron Gross at Main
Join the conversation at the next Socrates Salon facilitated by Ron Gross when the discussion will center around How Are We Fooled? on Friday, April 5 at 3 p.m. in the large multipurpose Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Ave. Recent studies of how our brains work have revealed that we are highly prone to mistakes in our perceptions, thinking, and judgements. The best defense against such mistakes is to think together with others, who can help us see things more truly.
Ronald Gross, the long-time host of the library’s popular Socrates Salon, will be honored for “distinguished scholarship and great service” by the University Seminars at Columbia University on April 10. “The Salon is part of a grand tradition,” explains Gross. “In every age and culture, lively-minded people have come together to share ideas, experiences, and friendship.” Gross has served as the co-chair of the Columbia University Seminar on Innovation for 20 years.