What’s happening at the Great Neck Library – July 6 edition

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Author Sara L. Merwin, MPH, co-author of The Informed Patient: A Complete Guide to a Hospital Stay, will present a talk about the book at the Station Branch Library.

Performance Poets Readings at Station

Join this monthly open mic poetry forum hosted by George Pafitis in collaboration with the Performance Poets Association. The next readings are scheduled for Saturdays, July 7 and Aug. 4 at 1 p.m. at the Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road, Gardens at Great Neck Plaza, above Best Market. Participate in reading your own work and/or listen and support others. A featured poet will read for 20 minutes at each session, followed by an open-mic. Open to all.

Author Cindi Sansone-Braff at Main
Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know about Life After Death

Join Cindi Sansone-Braff when she discusses life after death on Monday, July 9 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue, as part of the Long Island Authors Group series of speaking engagements.

This aims to be a fun, enlightening, and entertaining workshop in which Cindi Sansone-Braff will share what she has learned about life, love, and the Hereafter from talking with the dead. Bring questions and learn how you can hone your psychic gifts.

Cindi Sansone-Braff is the author of “Grant Me a Higher Love” and “Why Good People Can’t Leave Bad Relationships.” Newsday has recommended her as one of the top psychic/mediums on Long Island.

Joan Rivers: Can We Talk?
Presented by John Kenrick at Main

Join John Kenrick for his presentation “Can We Talk?” about Joan Rivers on Tuesday, July 10 at 2 p.m. in the Community Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue.
This Brooklyn native became the first female stand-up comedian to achieve international stardom. Entertainment historian John Kenrick offers a multimedia look at the dizzying triumphs and heartbreaking tragedies in this hilarious performer’s life and career.

West Egg Book Club at Station

Be a part of the discussion about “Spaceman” by Michael Massimino at the West Egg Book Club on Tuesday, July 10 at 7 p.m. at the Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road, Gardens at Great Neck Plaza, above Best Market. Call (516) 466-8055, ext. 258 for more information.

Wednesday Matinee Film at Main

The next Wednesday Matinee, about an arthritic Nova Scotia woman who works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist, will be shown on Wednesday, July 11 at 2 p.m. in the Community Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue.

Lauren Skelly Bailey Art Reception at Main
Coral Awareness

Meet ceramic artist Lauren Bailey Skelly for a reception of her work on display in the Lower Lobby Art Gallery on Wednesday, June 11 from 5 to 7 p.m., Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue.

Thanks to the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Huntington Arts Council, this summer ceramic artist Lauren Skelly Bailey is featured at the Great Neck Library as part of her Creative Communities Grant project.

Lauren’s gallery exhibition features new sculptures created from research on the effects global warming has had on corals. Lauren found that corals emit their own algae tissues resulting in the coral turning completely white. She has created pieces focusing on the metamorphosis of healthy corals to bleached corals.

Young Adult Author Lindsay Champion at Main
Finding Your Creative Spark

Meet YA author Lindsay Champion on Wednesday, July 11 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue.

Join Lindsay Champion as she talks about her debut young adult novel “Someday, Somewhere,” and chats with teens about how to tap into your creative energy and find your voice. Teens who participate in the event may win a copy of the book to be signed by Lindsay. Contact Courtney Greenblatt, YA Librarian (516) 466-8055, ext. 218, for more information.

Mindfulness Meditation facilitated by Carolyn Carpentiere at Main

Join Carolyn Carpentiere for Mindfulness Meditation on Wednesday, July 11 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.

The Biology of Belief with Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh at Main
Discover the Power of Your Subconscious Mind and How to Reprogram Old Beliefs

Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh continues the discussion of scientist Bruce Lipton’s research on mind-body-spirit connection and how your beliefs can affect your biology and health on Thursday, July 12 at noon in the Large Multipurpose Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue. Registration suggested by calling (516) 466-8055, ext. 218/219 or registering online.

Encore Film at Station

The next encore film, about an arthritic Nova Scotia woman who works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist, will be shown on Thursday, July 12 at 2 p.m. at the Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road (2nd level), Gardens at Great Neck Plaza, above Best Market.

Finance Committee Meeting at Main

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees Finance Committee is scheduled for Thursday, July 12 at 7 p.m. in the Small Multipurpose Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue. All are welcome. Please confirm with the Library at (516) 466-8055 that there has been no change in meeting date, time or location.

Author Sara Merwin at Station
The Informed Patient: A Complete Guide to a Hospital Stay

Join author Sara L. Merwin, MPH when she discusses the book she co-authored with Karen A. Friedman, MD, on Friday, July 13 at 2 p.m. at the Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road, Gardens at Great Neck Plaza, above Best Market.

Even the most capable individuals are challenged when confronted with the complexity of the modern hospital experience. The Informed Patient: A Complete Guide to a Hospital Stay is a guide and workbook with step by step instructions. Join Sara Merwin in this discussion so you can be prepared for a hospital stay. This lecture is for both the individual and caregiver. Books will be available for sale and signing.

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 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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