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The Charles Winslow Memorial Exhibition at Molloy College. The Long Island Black Artist Association will exhibit the artwork of its members from August 12 until September 23 at the Main Library. Opening Reception: Saturday, August 17 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

The Long Island Black Artist Association main library gallery exhibition

The artwork of members of the Long Island Black Artist Association will be on exhibit from Aug. 12 until Sept. 23 in the Main Library Gallery, 159 Bayview Avenue.

The Long Island Black Artist Association was founded in 1968 by a small group of
artists: James Counts and Ernest Snell, Raymond Miles, and Charles Winslow. The purpose of the association is to help African American artists find a conduit for the exhibition of their work. To that end, it has continually sought new venues for exhibiting the work of its members locally, nationally and internationally, and has also encouraged the artist’s individual efforts to find recognition.

An Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, Aug. 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the main library lower level gallery.

Nassau County tax assessment workshop at main

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, in partnership with Legislator Ellen Birnbaum, has arranged to bring Department of Assessment office operations to the Great Neck Library located at 159 Bayview Avenue (main building) on Monday, Aug. 12 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the community room.

Department staff will assist any homeowner who would like to file for the Veterans, senior citizen, Cold War Veterans, volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers, and limited income disability home improvement. Enhanced STAR applications for first-time filers will only be accepted for homeowners who were enrolled in the STAR Program prior to Jan. 2, 2015.

As part of New York State’s mandatory enhanced STAR Income Verification Program (IVP) that was implemented last year, Enhanced STAR recipients are no longer required to file a renewal application with Department of Assessment. NYS will verify STAR income eligibility and contact applicants, if additional information is needed.

Homeowners who will be filing for a property tax exemption are encouraged to make copies of their 2018 federal and state income tax forms, driver’s license, and any other documentation that is required prior to the workshop. Documentation requirements can be viewed on the application available on the Department of Assessment website at www.mynassauproperty.com.

For further information regarding property tax exemptions that are offered by Nassau County, please contact the Department of Assessment Exemptions Division at 516-571-1500. Pre-registration is not necessary. First-come, first-served at the tables.

50th anniversary of Woodstock – ‘Back to the Garden: The Story of Woodstock’ presented by Tony Traguardo

“Back to the Garden: The Story of Woodstock” with Tony Traguardo separates myth from reality and fiction from fact on Monday, Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. in the main library’s community room, 159 Bayview Avenue.

The book brings the iconic rock concert to vivid life through original interviews recorded throughout the 40+ year career of the late legendary New York Disc Jockey Pete Fornatale. Interviews include Roger Daltrey, Joan Baez, David Crosby, Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, and dozens of headliners, organizers, and fans. The goal: to celebrate the music and spirit of Woodstock through the words of some of the biggest musical stars of the period, as well as through a diverse collection of black & white photos.

This multimedia program was co-created and co-designed by the late Pete Fornatale with Tony Traguardo (who is credited with the editing and ‘realization’ of the project). The show features archival audio and video clips that revive the entire era surrounding Woodstock for audiences of all ages.

‘A History of Hollywood Censorship’ presented by Brian Rose

“A History of Hollywood Censorship” with Brian Rose will look at 125 years of movie censorship and the many ways Hollywood has tried to deal with the problem, on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 2 p.m. in the main library’s community room, 159 Bayview Avenue.

As more and more cities and states established film censorship boards during the early 1900s, Hollywood recognized they needed to take some kind of action. The result was the 1934 Hays Code, which set up strict rules of language and conduct for studio films that lasted more than three decades.

Brian Rose is a professor of communications at Fordham University, and specializes in film and television history and criticism, media economics, and programming.

Finance Committee meeting

The next Board of Trustees Finance Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. in the main library’s small multipurpose room, 159 Bayview Avenue. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Confirm with the Library at 516-466-8055 that there has been no change in meeting date, time or location.

Matinee film at main

The next Wednesday matinee, “The Last Suit,” is about Abraham Bursztein, an 88-year-old Jewish tailor, who runs away from Buenos Aires to Poland, where he proposes to find a friend who saved him from certain death at the end of World War II, will be shown on Aug. 14 at 2 p.m. at the main library, 159 Bayview Avenue.

Mindfulness Meditation facilitated by Carolyn Carpentiere

Carolyn Carpentiere facilitates Mindfulness Meditation on Wednesday, August 14 at 7:15 p.m. in the main library’s community room, 159 Bayview Avenue.

Meditation is a practice that strengthens our focus and attention, as well as releases stress to stay healthy. Open to all skill levels. Please bring a mat or use the library chairs.
Carpentiere 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.

Encore film at Station

The next encore film, “The Last Suit,” is about Abraham Bursztein, an 88-year-old Jewish tailor, who runs away from Buenos Aires to Poland, where he proposes to find a friend who saved him from certain death at the end of World War II, will be shown on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 2 p.m. at the Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road (2nd level), above Best Market.

Writer Within facilitated by Lynda Aron

Access your authentic voice and explore the power of imagination, self-expression and storytelling when Lynda Aron facilitates this writing workshop on Friday, Aug. 16 at
1 p.m. in the main library’s large multipurpose room, 159 Bayview Avenue. New writers, professionals and everyone in between are welcome. Sharing is encouraged but not required.

Published author Lynda Aron has taught writing workshops and book discussion groups for the past 30 years.

2019 teen summer reading program: ‘A Universe of Stories’

Love chocolate? Enjoy going to the movies? Complete any five activities to enter the teen summer program raffle for a chance to win movie tickets, a gift basket of chocolate, and more. Go to www.greatnecklibrary.org and click on “Teen” under the “2019 Summer Reading” banner. Call 516-466-8055 ext. 214 or email teen@greatnecklibrary.org with questions.

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