What’s happening at the Great Neck Library – Nov. 3 edition

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Library Closings

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

Veterans’ Fair at Parkville Branch of Great Neck Library

The Parkville Branch of the Great Neck Library will hold its first Veterans’ Fair on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Parkville Branch, 10 Campbell Street in New Hyde Park, 11040.

People can meet and speak with representatives from groups that provide services to veterans to learn about different programs, social groups, benefits, and more that are available to veterans. Veterans of all ages welcome, as are their families and friends.

KJ Denhert Music Performance at Main

KJ Denhert will perform her special blend of urban folk and jazz on Sunday, Nov. 5 at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue.

KJ’s performances might move you to laugh, to dance and even cry. She has earned four Independent Music Award nominations and was named as one of Jazz.com’s top female vocalists. KJ has also appeared at scores of festivals and has residencies at the ‘55 Bar,’ Smoke in NYC, at the Baz Bar in St. Barth’s, and the prestigious Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy.

Consistently praised for her pathos, originality and impeccable musicianship, KJ is a one of a kind songwriter, guitarist and performer.

Dementia Cares Part 1 at Main
Parker Jewish Institute Caregiver Support Initiative

The Willing Hearts, Helpful Hands Program of the Parker Jewish Institute Caregiver Support Initiative will be providing an education workshop titled, Cares® Dementia Care for Families on Mondays, Nov. 6 and 13 at 2:00 p.m. at the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue.

This two-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 aims 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.

Dan Paisner, Ghost Writer/Author at Main

Meet Dan Paisner, ghost writer and author, Nov. 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue.

Daniel Paisner is one of the busiest collaborators in publishing, having had a hand in the autobiographies and memoirs of some of our best-known actors, athletes, politicians, television personalities and “ordinary” individuals who have managed to conquer extraordinary situations. He has written over sixty books on topics ranging from business and sports, to politics and popular culture, including fifteen New York Times bestsellers.

Perhaps his most notable collaboration has been the best-selling account of a New York City firefighter’s epic tour of duty at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, Last Man Down, written with FDNY Battalion Commander Richard Picciotto.

He is well-known among publishers for his work on inspirational and motivational memoirs, helping to shed new and compelling light on various aspects of the human condition through the uplifting accounts of others. The Girl in the Green Sweater: A Life in Holocaust’s Shadow, a memoir with Krystyna Chiger, chronicles her family’s horrific ordeal in the sewers of the Polish city of Lvov during the German occupation, and makes an important contribution to the literature of the Holocaust.

West Egg Book Group at Station

Branch Head Librarian Kathleen Cotter will lead a discussion of Persuasion by Jane Austen on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road (second level), Gardens at Great Neck Plaza, above Best Market. Twenty-seven years of age, Anne Elliot is Austen’s most adult heroine. Call 466-8055, ext. 233 for more information.

Blood Pressure Screenings at Station

Have your blood pressure checked by a clinical nurse from St. Francis Hospital, free of charge on Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road (second level), Gardens at Great Neck Plaza, above Best Market.

Hypertension affects one in four adult Americans. Also known as high blood pressure, this condition usually has no symptoms, which is why it is often called the “silent killer.”

No registration required. Screenings also will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 13 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the Station Branch.

Wednesday Matinee Film at Main

The next Wednesday Matinee at Main, the true story of an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line, will be shown on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 2:00 p.m. at the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue.

GNL Tech Squad at Main and Parkville

Get help from the GNL Tech Squad on Wednesdays Nov. 8 and 15, between 3:30 and 5:00 p.m. in the reference areas at the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue, and Parkville Branch, 10 Campbell Street (off Lakeville Road), New Hyde Park.

Interested patrons can learn how to use their iPad or tablet, social media, Microsoft Office, smartphone apps, and more. Bring in specific questions and issues, or just learn the basics of technology and receive one-on-one support from our teen volunteers.

Mindfulness Meditation facilitated by Carolyn Carpentiere at Main

Carolyn Carpentiere will facilitate Mindfulness Meditation on Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 7:15 to 8:00 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. Please bring a mat or use our chairs.

The next class will be held on Dec. 6.

Beyond the Yellow Brick Road
The Story of The Wizard of Oz as a Political Allegory
Presented by Thomas Egan

Thomas Egan presents Beyond the Yellow Brick Road, an analysis of the classic story, The Wizard of Oz on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue.

With the Populism Movement as the central backdrop, this discussion analyzes the correlation between American life in the late 1800s and life in the fictional land of Oz. Thomas Egan is a professor of American History at Briarcliffe College.

Thursday Film Encore at Station

The next encore film, the true story of an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line, will be shown on Nov. 9 at 2:00 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 Board of Trustees Finance Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue. All are welcome. Contact the Library at 466-8055 to confirm that there has been no change in meeting date, time or location.

Gold Coast International Film Festival presents Free Film Friday at Main

In partnership with the 2017 Gold Coast Arts Center International Film Festival, on Friday, November 10 at 2:00 p.m. the Great Neck Library will present free short films for kids of all ages. Join us in the Community Room at Main, 159 Bayview Avenue, for a 75-minute program of family-friendly short films curated by the Gold Coast Film Festival’s award-winning programming team.

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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