Happening at the Great Neck Library

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Happening at the Great Neck Library

MASK WEARING covering mouth and nose, regardless of vaccination status, is required pursuant to Library Board policy.

Online Programs are held live on Zoom unless specified. Open to all. No Zoom account required. You may join Zoom events by going to join.zoom.us, and enter the program’s Meeting ID and Password. You can also dial in at 1 (646) 558-8656 or find your local number at zoom.us/zoomconference. Some events have links you can click on in the Library’s event listings at greatnecklibrary.org. For certain events that require registration, any further meeting info will be released by the date of the event for registered users. Check your email before the event. Outdoor and indoor in-person events have now been added. Some programs are hybrid, where you have a choice of attending in-person or via Zoom. Please always check with the Library before coming to a program. Phone: (516) 466-8055.

Saturday, December 4

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Silly Clothes Party
Tweens in grades 4 to 7
Bring an unwanted sweater (or any article of clothing) and re-decorate it. Program will take place at the Main building of the Library. All participants MUST wear masks for the duration of this program. You must use your child’s card to register. LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
childrens@greatnecklibrary.org

Monday, December 6

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Tai Chi for Beginners Online
Tai Chi is designed to increase your flexibility and range of motion while improving your gait and balance.
Registration Required. Nassau Libraries Health Share.

1:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Learn ASL (American Sign Language)
Stop by the Children’s Reference desk to learn a few new signs in American Sign Language each Monday afternoon. LOCATION: Main Library Lower Lobby

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Courageous Parenting Workshops: Surviving the Teenage Years online presentation with Caryn Azemoun, Certified Parenting Coach
Explore how changes to communication and parenting styles can affect relationships. Learn how acceptance, awareness and trust can help you build a connection with your teens. Develop techniques you can use right away to build a stronger relationship with your teens. Understand that you are not alone when it comes to parenting your teens. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants. cgreenblatt@greatnecklibrary.org

Tuesday, December 7

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Yoga Flow Online facilitated by Carolyn Carpentiere
Learn yoga postures, breathing practices and meditation techniques to bring balance, equilibrium and good health to your body and mind. Meeting ID: 940 6593 0214 Passcode: 133212

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Female Secret Agents During WWII online with Patricia DelGiorno
During World War II, women secret agents of the British Special Operations Executive (SOE) infiltrated Nazi-occupied France and worked with the French Resistance in disrupting and destroying vital enemy operations in the lead-up to the Allied invasion of the continent. This presentation focuses on the integral role these courageous women played in Winston Churchill’s “Shadow War.” In carrying out their subversive and exceedingly dangerous missions, they crossed many borders- geographic, cultural and gender. The program also deals with the sacrifices and contributions the women and their French colleagues made to hasten the end of the war. Program includes film clips. Meeting ID: 862 7979 7972 Passcode: 822685

2:00 – 2:45 p.m.
Super Soccer Stars
Ages 2 to 4 years with an accompanying adult
Learn the basics of soccer and sports fundamentals. You must use your child’s library card to register. This program will take place at the Main building. All participants MUST wear a mask for the duration of this program. LOCATION: Main Library Community Room
childrens@greatnecklibrary.org

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Socrates Salon with Conversation Host Ron Gross
To join this online conversation email Ron Gross at grossassoc@aol.com
Share your life experiences, knowledge, and wisdom about topics that matter.

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Volunteer Day at Parkville Branch
Celebrate National Volunteer Day by helping us create toys for dogs out of old fabrics.
LOCATION: Parkville Branch Outside Garden
childrens@greatnecklibrary.org

7:00 – 7:45 p.m.
West Egg Book Club: Heaven by Mieko Kawakami
Join Librarian Justin for a discussion of the book. Item available through Hoopla: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/14102499
Meeting ID: 824 4281 6998 Password: 558310

Wednesday, December 8

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Tot Marching Band
Children 2 to 4 years old with an accompanying adult
Fun songs, musical activities and games. Program will take place outdoors at the Main building of the Library. Due to social distancing requirements, registration will be limited. You must use your child’s card to register. LOCATION: Main Library Lower Lobby
childrens@greatnecklibrary.org

3:30 – 4:15 p.m.
Sticks in the Stacks
Join Mina and Jamie for social stitching time on Wednesdays. Learn the basics of knitting and crocheting and help us crochet and knit for a cause. Meeting ID: 989 9496 9220 Passcode: sticks

Thursday, December 9

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror online with Emily Folpe
The most comprehensive retrospective ever devoted to the art of Jasper Johns. Featuring his most iconic works along with many others shown for the first time, it comprises a broad range of paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures from 1954 to today across two sites. Conceived as a whole but displayed in two distinct parts, the exhibition appears simultaneously at the Whitney and at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Meeting ID: 897 0149 8178 Passcode: 016263

7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Monthly Mindfulness Online
Break out those blankets and pillows and get super comfy for this adaptable (chair OR floor) relaxation class. Registration Required. Nassau Libraries Health Share.

Friday, December 10

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Yoga Flow Online facilitated by Sharon Epstein
Learn yoga postures, breathing practices and meditation techniques to bring balance, equilibrium and good health to your body and mind. Meeting ID: 956 9380 0407 Passcode: 998134

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Basic Google Slides (In Person or Virtual)
Adults
Learn how to unlock all the free apps you can access with your Google or Gmail account. Don’t have a Google account? Let us know when you register, and we’ll set up a time for you to come in and make an account with our assistance. STEMLab@GreatNeckLibrary.org

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Snowy Stories Online
Children ages 2 to 4 years with an accompanying adult
Join librarian Ms. Judy A. for fun stories, songs, and rhymes all about winter. You must use your child’s library card to register. childrens@greatnecklibrary.org

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Friday Film Discussion
Raising Arizona, 1987, PG-13, 1 hr. 34 min.
When a childless couple of an ex-con and an ex-cop decide to help themselves to one of another family’s quintuplets, their lives become more complicated than they anticipated.
Watch at your leisure, free with your Great Neck Library card on Hoopla, and with subscription on Prime.
Meeting ID: 886 7303 3330 Passcode: films
cdipietro@greatnecklibrary.org

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL)
SAIL into this strength, balance, and aerobic 50-minute fun musical workout. Registration. Nassau Libraries Health Share.

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Shoebox Diorama Decorating Party (Virtual)
Children of all ages with an accompanying adult
Create a winter diorama scene in this livestreamed virtual decorating party. You may bring in your diorama to participate in our first annual Winter Diorama Contest. Entries will be taken until 5PM on Sunday, December 12; voting begins December 13. You must use your child’s library card to register.
childrens@greatnecklibrary.org

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