Library column Sept. 20 edition

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New Beginnings Singles 50 Plus facilitated by Marla Matthews at Main

Join the conversation or just come and listen when Marla Matthews, social worker, and television talk show host of The Relationship Journey, facilitates this discussion, social and support group meetup on Saturday, September 21 at 4:00 p.m. in the Main Library’s Community Room, 159 Bayview Avenue.

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.

AARP Driver’s Safety Course at Parkville

An AARP Driver’s Safety Course will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Parkville Branch, 10 Campbell Street (off Lakeville Road), New Hyde Park.
This is a refresher driving course for drivers age 50 and over for reduction in points or discount on insurance. This is a 6-hour class; please bring your lunch. AARP member fee: $20.00; Non-AARP member fee: $25.00. Checks only. Registration is ongoing by calling
466-8055, ext. 273.

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
Performed by the Carlyle Players Theater Group at Main

The Carlyle Players Theater Group will perform Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 2:00 p.m. (please note beginning time) in the Main Library’s Community Room, 159 Bayview Avenue. Starring Nick D’Avanzo and Anthony Mouras. Directed by Lisa Giunta.
Tuesdays with Morrie is based on the autobiographical bestselling book by Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist, who begins a weekly pilgrimage to visit his old college professor – Morrie Schwartz – who has ALS. What starts out as simple visits, turns into a last class in the meaning of life.
Great Neck School District residents have priority for seating. Please arrive 15 minutes early for preferred seating.

Why Bees are Special presented by Carl Flatow at Main

Beekeeper Carl Flatow will present Why Bees are Special on Monday, Sept. 23 at
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library’s Community Room, 159 Bayview Avenue. Carl will focus on
how bees have evolved to be the best pollinators, how bees are different from wasps, butterflies, flies and other flying insects, and how most of the bees in our backyards live a much different life than we realize.

The Eighth Wonder of the World: The Brooklyn Bridge
Presented by Docent Jim Picinich, New-York Historical Society at Main

Docent Jim Picinich of the New-York Historical Society will present The Eighth Wonder of the World: The Brooklyn Bridge on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Library’s Community Room, 159 Bayview Avenue.
This lecture explores the amazing history of the bridge’s construction and the heroic and sometimes tragic stories of the men and women who made it possible.
Jim Picinich has been a Public Program volunteer at the New-York Historical Society for over 15 years. In October of 2009, Jim added Docent responsibilities to his contributions to the Society.

West Egg Book Club at Station

Join a discussion of Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 7:00 p.m. at the Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road (2nd level), Gardens at Great Neck Plaza, above Best Market. Call 466-8055, ext. 258.

Matinee Film at Main

The next Wednesday Matinee, about a free-spirited divorcee, will be shown on Sept. 25 at 2:00 p.m. at the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue.

Lakeville Literary Club

Join a discussion of The Summer Wives, a novel by Beatriz Williams on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 7:00 p.m. at the Lakeville Branch, 475 Lakeville Road. Call 466-8055, ext. 232.

Mindfulness Meditation facilitated by Carolyn Carpentiere at Main

Join Carolyn Carpentiere for Mindfulness Meditation on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 7:15 p.m. in the Community Room of the Main Library, 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. Bring a mat or use a library chair that will be available.
Carolyn 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.

Parkville Pageturners

Join a discussion of Little Fires Everywhere, a novel by Celeste Ng on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 1:30 p.m. at the Parkville Branch, 10 Campbell Street (off Lakeville Road), New Hyde Park.
Call 466-8055, ext. 257.

Great Decisions with Librarian Christy Orquera at Main

Librarian Christy Orquera facilitates a Great Decisions conversation about India and Its Neighbors on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Library’s Community Room, 159 Bayview Avenue.
The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching the DVD and meeting in a discussion group. Registration required. The annual fee for all 8 sessions and the Briefing Book for the year is $10.00 for Great Neck residents, $20 for non-residents. Call 466-8055, ext. 218, 219 or 254 for further information.

Encore Film at Station

The next encore film, about a free-spirited divorcee, will be shown on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 2:00 p.m. at the Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road (2nd level), above Best Market.

Becoming a Doctor: Applying for Medical School
Presented by Marc Braunstein, MD, Ph.D., NYU Winthrop Hospital at Main

Dr. Marc Braunstein discusses applying for medical school on Thursday, Sept. 26 at
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library’s Community Room, 159 BayviewAvenue.
Joined by Dan M. Barlev, MD, MS, Associate Dean for Admissions, NYU Long Island School of Medicine, Dr. Braunstein will provide information on what it takes to become a physician – from college through medical school and beyond, as well as tips on applying to medical school.
Dr. Braunstein is a board-certified hematologist/medical oncologist with a focus on the care of adults with hematologic malignancies. He is also a faculty member at NYU’s new medical school on Long Island.

Great Neck Library Closing/Cancellation Information Online

Library patrons connected to the Internet are asked to check the website: www.cancellations.com for Library weather-related closings/program cancellations.
In order to access this service, Library District residents can log on to cancellations.com, type in their zip code or Great Neck Library and obtain information on program cancellations or Library closings. In addition, at no charge, residents can request automatic e-mails from cancellations.com when the Library has posted any information. This is a great way for Library District residents who are connected online to be advised of weather-related changes in Library hours or programs.

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