What’s going on at the Great Neck Library – Nov. 10 edition

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Library Closings

All Great Neck Library locations will be closed on Saturday, Nov. 11 for Veterans’ Day.

Great Neck Library October 30, 2017 Election Results

Great Neck Library Oct. 30, 2017 Election Results:
Board of Trustees: Four-year term ending January 2022 to fill seat currently held by
Marietta DiCamillo – Weihua Yan (Nominating Committee Candidate) 235 Votes.
Four-year term ending January 2022 to fill seat currently held by Michael Fuller –
Dr. Barry Smith (Nominating Committee Candidate) 130 Votes.
Nominating Committee: Three-year term ending January 2021 to fill seat currently held by Marie Franzoni – Cheng Carey Ye (Nominating Committee Candidate) 230 Votes.
Josie Pizer (Independent Candidate) 5 Votes *
*= Votes Received from Proxies Cast Prior to Josie Pizer’s Withdrawal from Race/Ballot.
Three-year term ending January 2021 to fill seat currently held by Omer Soykan –
Sam Gottlieb (Nominating Committee Candidate) 125 Votes.

The Hambones Music Performance at Main

The Hambones will perform a retrospective of Bob Dylan’s songwriting on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue.

The Hambones touch on different periods of Dylan’s staggering catalogue. Dancing is encouraged.

With a cumulative 130 years in the music business, John Kouri (Ringmaster General, lead vocalist & harmonica), Scott Milch (drums, vocals), John Pizzacarola (guitar, vocals), and Steve Soltow (bass, vocals) are The Hambones.

“Anything Goes” Long Island Craft Guild Exhibit Opening Reception at Main

All are invited to the opening reception of the Long Island Craft Guild’s exhibit, “Anything Goes” on Sunday, Nov. 12 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Lower Lobby Art Gallery of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue.

The Long Island Craft Guild is committed to the development of the crafts movement, and seeks to promote the exchange of information and experiences that will benefit both artists and the community. They are artists who work in clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood and mixed media.

The exhibit will be on display until Dec. 12.

Dementia Cares® Part 2 at Main
Parker Jewish Institute Caregiver Support Initiative

The Willing Hearts, Helpful Hands Program will present Dementia Cares® Part 2, an education workshop on Monday, Nov. 13 at 2:00 p.m. at the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue.

This 2-part module training program was developed for families and friends that are caring for a loved one with dementia. The topics that will be discussed include: Understanding Memory Loss, Living with Dementia and Using the Cares® approach.

This program is meant to help caregivers to feel more comfortable and confident caring for their loved one. Registration is required to attend and may be completed online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/caregivereducation or by calling (516) 586-1507.

They All Sang on the Corner

Join music historian Robert Cohen when he discusses the style of the vocal group harmony that became known as “doo-wop” on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue.

This presentation will consider doo-wop’s musical, social, cultural, and religious roots; and give patrons an opportunity to hear how this music, in its innocence and quest for harmony, conveyed the poetry of inner-city life. Examples will be given from black, white, integrated groups and from all five boroughs of New York City.

Robert Cohen’s programs grew from teaching New York City music at the New School in New York, from many years of showcasing Jewish (and some American folk and popular) music on the radio and on several original series in New York and on NPR’s “One People, Many Voices: American-Jewish Music Comes of Age” (now in the permanent collection of the Paley Center for Media in New York), and from studying Graduate Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary.

The Biology of Belief: Beyond Your Genes Discussion at Main

Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh will discuss scientist Bruce Lipton’s research on mind-body-spirit connection and how one’s beliefs can affect his or her biology and health on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 7:00 p.m. and again on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 12:00 p.m. at the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue.

Board of Trustees Meeting

The Board of Trustees will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Large Multipurpose Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue. All are welcome. Contact the Library at 466-8055 to confirm there has been no change in meeting date, time or location.

Internet Tips and Tricks at Parkville

Join super-librarian Shuqian as she shows tips and tricks to help make internet searching life easier on Wednesday, Nov. 15 from 2:00 to 2:45 p.m. at the Parkville Branch, 10 Campbell Street (off Lakeville Road), New Hyde Park. This will be a demonstration class using a projector. Feel free to watch, listen, and ask questions.

Wednesday Matinee Film at Main

The next Wednesday Matinee at Main is about a school in Virginia for girls during the Civil War where the young women have been sheltered from the outside world. It will be shown on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 2:00 p.m. at the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue.

GNL Tech Squad at Main and Parkville

Interested patrons can get help from the GNL Tech Squad on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue, and Parkville Branch, 10 Campbell Street (off Lakeville Road), New Hyde Park.

One can learn how to use his or her iPad or tablet, social media, Microsoft Office, smartphone apps, and more. People are welcome to bring in specific questions and issues, or just learn the basics of technology and receive one-on-one support from the library’s teen volunteers by the Reference area at the Main Library and Parkville Branch between 3:30 and 5:00 p.m. For more information call 466-8055, ext. 246. No appointment is needed. First come, first served.

Thursday Film Encore at Station

The next encore film, about a school in Virginia for girls during the Civil War where the young women have been sheltered from the outside world, will be shown on Nov. 16 at 2:00 p.m. at the Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road (2nd level), Gardens at Great Neck Plaza, above Best Market.

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.

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