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Attorney and professor Raymond Dowd will present From Murder to Museums: Current Controversies over Nazi-Looted Art, at the Main Library.

Matinee Film at Main

The next Wednesday matinee, about one of the world’s great comedy teams who set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953, will be shown on June 26 at 2 p.m. at the Main Library, 159 Bayview Ave.

Lakeville Literary Club

Join in the conversation about “The Great Alone” by Kristin Hannah at the next meeting of the Lakeville Literary Club on Wednesday, June 26 at 7 p.m. at the Lakeville branch, 475 Great Neck Road. A portrait of human frailty and resilience, Hannah reveals the indomitable character of the modern American pioneer and the spirit of a vanishing Alaska. Call 516-466-8055, ext. 232.

Parkville Pageturners

Join the discussion of “Station Eleven,” a novel by Emily St. John Mandel on Thursday, June 27 at 1:30 p.m. at the Parkville branch, 10 Campbell St. (off Lakeville Road) in New Hyde Park. The novel is about art, fame, and ambition set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse. Call 516-466-8055, ext. 257 for more information.

From Murder to Museums: Current Controversies over Nazi-Looted Art
presented by Raymond Dowd at Main

Join attorney and professor Raymond Dowd when he presents From Murder to Museums: Current Controversies over Nazi-Looted Art, on Thursday, June 27 at 2 p.m. in the main library’s community room, 159 Bayview Ave. Dowd is an advocate for families seeking the return of art and other possessions lost after they were stolen by the Nazis and, in some instances, looted by others. He will discuss the concept of art restitution, as well as examples of ongoing restitution cases, and whether museums around the world are doing enough to investigate their holdings and return looted art works to their rightful owners.

Encore Film at Station

The next encore film, about one of the world’s great comedy teams who set out on a variety hall tour of Britain in 1953, will be shown on June 27 at 2 p.m. at the Station branch, 26 Great Neck Road (2nd level), above Best Market.

2019 Teen Summer Reading Program: A Universe of Stories

The 2019 Teen Summer Reading Program: A Universe of Stories runs from Friday, June 21 to Friday, Sept. 6. Activities include learning a new hobby, inviting a friend to a library program, downloading books, movies, music and more. Prizes include a deluxe basket of chocolates, movie tickets, and a gift card from a local business. Programs for teens and parents include a Creative Writing Workshop with Young Adult Author Kara Thomas, and American Sign Language for Beginners. Teens are invited to complete an online summer reading activity sheet for entry in the Great Neck Library’s raffle.

 

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