Coming up at the Great Neck Library – March 8 edition

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Al Quinn, Scott Ross and Andy Witt. Quinn, Ross & Witt, Jazz and Blues Trio will perform at the Main Library.

Budget Workshop at Station

The first Budget Workshop for the Great Neck Library 2019/2020 Budget is scheduled for Tuesday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road (2nd level), above Best Market, Gardens at Great Neck Plaza. Community members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Quinn, Ross & Witt (QRW) Jazz and Blues Trio at Main

Quinn, Ross & Witt, a soulful jazz and blues trio will perform on Sunday, March 10 at
1:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue.
QRW features Al Quinn – Organ, Scott Ross – Guitar, and Andy Witt – drums. The trio performs jazz standards, pop, blues and soul music instrumentally in the classic jazz organ trio style. Great Neck School District residents have priority for seating. Please arrive 15 minutes earlier for preferred seating.

Colon Cancer Awareness at Station
presented by Shirley Shih MD, Northwell Health

Join Shirley Shih MD, Northwell Health Colorectal Surgeon when she speaks about how to prevent, diagnose and treat colon cancer on Monday, March 11 at 1 p.m. at the Station Branch Library, 26 Great Neck Road (2nd level), above Best Market, Gardens at Great Neck Plaza.

Colon cancer is the third most common cancer afflicting all Americans regardless of age, gender or race. In fact, the incidence and prevalence of colon cancer is increasing in younger and younger populations.

Dr. Shih completed her surgical residency at George Washington University Hospital. She completed a year of colorectal research in Weston, FL at the Cleveland Clinic and then proceeded to finish a year of clinical colorectal fellowship at Indiana University. She practiced in the suburbs of Philadelphia for 7 years before returning home to Long Island to join Northwell Health as a board certified colorectal surgeon.

The American First Lady Part 3: Barbara Bush to Melania Trump
presented by Marilyn Carminio at Main

Marilyn Carminio continues her series on the American First Lady with a focus on Barbara Bush and Melania Trump on Tuesday, March 12 at 2 p.m. in the Community Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue.

This program highlights the personal side of life in the White House and the unique contributions of each of these women.

Marilyn Carminio was a NYC teacher and then went on to work in magazine publishing, including working for Helen Gurley Brown of Cosmopolitan.

Legislator Birnbaum Tax Grievance Workshop at Main

Nassau County Legislator Ellen W. Birnbaum (D – Great Neck) is hosting a free workshop where residents can learn how to file a grievance of their assessment with the Nassau County Assessment Review Commission (ARC), on Tuesday, March 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Community Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue.

At this seminar, residents can learn more about the property valuation process and how to appeal the assessed value if they disagree with their most recent assessment. A representative from the Nassau County Assessment Review Commission is scheduled to make a presentation and take questions.

The County has extended the deadline to file a grievance to April 30, 2019. For additional information, contact Legislator Birnbaum’s office at 516-571-6210 or email ebirnbaum@nassaucountyny.gov.

AARP Tax Assistance at Parkville

AARP Tax Preparers will assist in preparing and filing simple Federal tax returns online only on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (last appointment 1 p.m.) and continue every Wednesday through April 10, 2019 at the Parkville Branch, 10 Campbell Street (off Lakeville Road), New Hyde Park.

You must have an appointment and bring all relevant tax papers, including a copy of last year’s return, photo identification, copies of Social Security cards for all individuals on the tax return, all tax related forms (example: W2, bank statements, real estate statements, etc.) and a canceled check. Call (516) 466-8055, ext. 273 for further info or to make an appointment.

Matinee Film at Main

The next Wednesday Matinee, a contemporary romantic comedy based on the global bestseller that follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s family, will be shown on March 13 at 2 p.m. at the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue.

Finance Committee Meeting at Main

A Great Neck Library Board of Trustees Finance Committee meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 13 at 7 p.m. in the Large Multipurpose Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue. All are welcome. Confirm with the Library at (516) 466-8055 that there has been no change in meeting date, time or location.

Mindfulness Meditation facilitated by Carolyn Carpentiere at Main

Join Carolyn Carpentiere for Mindfulness Meditation on Wednesday, March 13 from 7:15 to 8 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.

On Health and Healing facilitated by Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh at Main

Join librarian Mimi Rabizadeh as she discusses the latest research in medicine on the health of the “Gut” and how it influences the brain, the immune system, and the overall health of individuals on Thursday, March 14 at noon in the Large Multipurpose Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue. Registration strongly suggested by calling (516) 466-8055 ext. 218/219 or register online.

Encore Film at Station

The next encore film, a contemporary romantic comedy based on the global bestseller that follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s family, will be shown on Thursday, March 14 at 2 p.m. at the Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road (2nd level), above Best Market.

Search for Prospective Candidates
Great Neck Library Board of Trustees and Nominating Committee

The 2019 Library Election will be held on October 28. There will be two seats expiring in January 2020 – one on the Board of Trustees (Scott Sontag) and one on the Nominating Committee (Patrick McDonnell).

Interested members should send a letter and résumé by Friday, May 24th to:
The Chair of the Nominating Committee
c/o The Director’s Office
Great Neck Library
159 Bayview Avenue
Great Neck, NY 11023

Any nominee for a position on the Board of Trustees or the Nominating Committee must be a member of the Great Neck Library Association by the Record Date of Oct. 7, 2019.

All persons eighteen years of age or older, who are residents of the Great Neck School District and are either valid library card holders or registered voters with the Nassau County Board of Elections, will be members of the Association.

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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