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The Great Neck Library and Long Island Blood Services will hold a Community Blood Drive on Thursday, Feb. 27 from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Great Neck Library, Main Building, 159 Bayview Ave. (Photo courtesy of the Great Neck Library)

Great Neck Library and Long Island Blood Services Community Blood Drive at Main

The Great Neck Library and Long Island Blood Services will hold a Community Blood Drive on Thursday, Feb. 27 from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room, Great Neck Library, Main Building, 159 Bayview Ave., Great Neck, NY 11023.

Blood donors like you can help meet the daily transfusion needs of cancer and surgery patients, accident and burn victims, newborns and mothers delivering babies, AIDS and sickle cell anemia patients, and many more. Give the gift of life today. There is no substitute for human blood. One in three people will need blood sometime during their lives. Your donation now is critically important.

Donor Requirements: Bring Donor Card or ID with photo or signature; Age Requirements: 16-75 (16 years of age need parental consent, 76 and older need doctor’s note); Minimum weight 110 lbs.; Eat well and drink plenty of fluids before donating; No new tattoos for the past 12 months.

Walk-ins are welcome. For questions regarding medical eligibility, call (800) 688-0900. To make an appointment, or for more information please call (516) 466-8055 ext. 208/254.

Sacred Cities: Angkor Wat, Cambodia presented by Dr. Ronald Brown at Main

Join Dr. Ronald Brown for his presentation on Angkor Wat, Cambodia on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Library’s Community Room, 159 Bayview Ave.

Monumental stone temples, palaces, public buildings, and suburbs spread for miles around, making Angkor Wat one of the largest cities in the medieval world, then the empire was invaded in 1431, looted and burned. For the next 6 centuries, only the ghosts of ancient emperors, empresses, soldiers, priests and monks, teachers, artists, and citizens dwelled in the palaces, temples, mansions, and courtyards.

Dr. Ronald Brown, an adjunct professor with the Unification Theological Seminary in Manhattan, is now in his fourth decade of teaching and his fifteenth year at UTS.

West Egg Book Club at Station

The West Egg Book Club will discuss the novel Sula by Toni Morrison on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 7:00 p.m. at the Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road (2nd level), Gardens at Great Neck Plaza, above Best Market. Call 466-8055, ext. 258.

Board of Trustees Meeting at Main

A regular meeting of the Great Neck Library Board of Trustees is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Library’s Community Room, 159 Bayview Ave. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Confirm with the Library at (516) 466-8055 that there has been no change in meeting date, time or location.

AARP Tax Assistance at Parkville

AARP Tax Preparers will assist in preparing and filing simple Federal tax returns online only each Wednesday until April 15 between the hours of 12:00 and 4:00 p.m. at the Parkville Branch, 10 Campbell St. (off Lakeville Road), New Hyde Park.

You must have an appointment and bring all relevant tax papers, including last year’s return. Call (516) 466-8055, ext. 273 for further details or to make an appointment.

Matinee Film at Main

The next Wednesday Matinee, about a young man who searches for home in the changing city that seems to have left him behind, will be shown on Feb. 26 at 2:00 p.m. at the Main Library, 159 Bayview Ave.

Encore Film at Station

The next encore film, about a young man who searches for home in the changing city that seems to have left him behind, will be shown on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 2:00 p.m. at the Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road (2nd level), above Best Market.

Give Back to Your Community

The Great Neck Library is seeking prospective candidates for the Board of Trustees and Nominating Committee. This year’s Library Election will be held on Monday, Oct. 26. There will be four seats expiring in January 2021 – two on the Board of Trustees: Rebecca Miller and Josie Pizer; and two on the Nominating Committee: Cheng Carey Ye and Siu Long (Alex) Au.

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 5:00 p.m. on the Record Date of Oct. 5. All persons eighteen years of age or older, who are residents of the Great Neck School District and are either valid library cardholders or registered voters with the Nassau County Board of Elections will be members of the Association.

Interested members should send a letter and résumé by Friday, May 15 to:
The Chair of the Nominating Committee, c/o The Director’s Office, Great Neck Library,
159 Bayview Ave., Great Neck, NY 11023.

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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