Happening at the Great Neck Library

YA/Children's Author Gennifer Choldenko will present an online program for the Great Neck Library. (Photo courtesy of the Great Neck Library)

Author Visit with Gennifer Choldenko
Online Tuesday, August 4 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Join an exciting live event with YA/Children’s author Gennifer Choldenko, best known for her Tales from Alcatraz series, which has sold more than 2 million copies. Book #1: Al Capone Does My Shirts was a Newbery Honor Book and the recipient of twenty other awards. Open to all; no registration or Zoom account required.
Zoom Meeting ID:  821 2488 1183. Password: talks.

Adult Summer Reading Club 2020
Through September 4
For ages 18 and up
Read 4 books and write reviews to share with other readers. You will then be eligible for a prize.  In your review, include the title of the book, author, date of publication, and your thoughts about the book. (Please no short responses.)
Register at https://greatnecklibrary.beanstack.org/reader365 or download the Beanstack Tracker app for your devices.

Meet Local Makers of Great Neck – Steve and Jesus
for All Ages
Online Friday, August 7 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Learn what local Great Neck community members have been creating in this Q&A presentation. This panel will feature Steve Hanania, an Audio-Animatronic Creator, and Jesus Modesto, an Animation Artist and teacher as they talk about what they do and how they do it. This is a great program for people interested in how things are made, how to get started in making, and to simply find out more about the diverse cool things the people of Great Neck are working on.
Zoom Meeting ID: 910 2829 1440 Password: Makers
STEM Lab  stemlab@greatnecklibrary.org

Independent Nominations for Great Neck Library Board of Trustees and Nominating Committee

The Great Neck Library annual election is scheduled to be held on October 26, 2020.
In accordance with the Bylaws of the Great Neck Library, independent nominations for specific vacancies on the Board of Trustees and Nominating Committee may be made on a form of petition provided by the Library, *signed by any one hundred (100) members of the Great Neck Library Association eligible to vote. Such nominating petition must be received by the Secretary of the Library Association, c/o the Great Neck Library, 159 Bayview Avenue, Great Neck, NY 11023, on or before August 15, 2020.

*By Executive Order No. 202.26 the minimum signatures required to meet the threshold for a nominating petition has been eliminated.
Petitions can be found on the Library’s website at greatnecklibrary.org.

More Online Library Programs August 1 to 7

Go to the Events listings on the Library’s website at greatnecklibrary.org for more information. 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 joining the event.

Saturday, August 1

9:00 AM – 2:25 PM
Fairytale Scavenger Hunt @ Home
Check out these weekly scavenger hunts to help you and your family Imagine Your Story at home.  Fee-fi-fo-fum! This week’s Jack and the Beanstalk-themed scavenger hunt calls for going on an adventure: https://forms.gle/Kq6EfeMfw1rEkJ2p7
Scavenger hunts will be updated each week, so check back on the Library’s Eventkeeper and social media channels.

Sunday, August 2

9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Digital Escape Room
At the beginning of each week, the Library will share a digital escape room inspired by classic fairy tales. Check The Library’s website and Facebook page for the link as the event gets closer.

Monday, August 3

11:00 – 11:30 AM
Storytime with Miss Kat
Recorded in case you miss the live Facebook session.
Zoom Meeting ID: 845 3375 8549 Password: story

2:00 – 2:30 PM
Fairy Tale Read Aloud
Every weekday hear a classic fairy tale brought to life through the voices of your favorite children’s librarians. If you miss the live reading, the sessions will be recorded and made available for you.

3:00 – 3:45 PM
Explore Drawing
Ages 6 to 10, join Level’s Resident Artist Laura when she shows how you can draw some of your favorite fairy tale elements to Imagine Your Story.
Zoom Meeting ID: 923 0057 8875 Password: drawing

7:00 – 7:30 PM
Geography Trivia
Join Librarians Justin and Kat. Trivia will take place in Zoom using Kahoot.
Meeting ID: 922 5118 9376 Password: 365355

Tuesday, August 4

9:30 – 10:30 AM
Yoga Flow facilitated by Carolyn
Join Online through Zoom – Series Open to All
Have a yoga mat, meditation pillow to sit on, water bottle and small towel.  Dress in comfortable clothing.
Meeting ID: 849 1390 1791 Password: 781668

1:00 – 2:00 PM
Coding Club for Young Adults
Ages 13 – 21
Tuesdays August 4, 18, 25
Recommended for those who already have some experience with 3D design.
Work primarily with Scratch and Python, and possibly other software as well. Attend as few or as many sessions as you like.
Zoom Meeting ID: 985 8612 0665 Password: Code

2:00 – 3:30 PM
Picasso and the Masters presented by Thomas Germano
Picasso’s abstract modernism reaffirmed his own firm placement in the history of art, among the masters.
Zoom Meeting ID: 825 5642 5180 Password: 147744

Wednesday, August 5

11:00 – 11:30 AM
Babytime with Sandy
Join Miss Sandy on Wednesdays for stories, songs and finger plays for your child from Birth to 2 years old. Register in advance at greatnecklibrary.org and then go to Events.
Webinar ID: 895 9519 5693 Password: story

1:00 – 2:30 PM
Writer Within facilitated by Lynda Aron
New writers, professionals and everyone in between are welcome.  Sharing is encouraged but not required. Email wrtrwthn@yahoo.com for Zoom room.

2:00 – 2:45 PM
Graphic Book Club: El Deafo by Cece Bell
Join Librarian Justin.
Book may be checked out through Hoopla:
Zoom Meeting ID: 924 0739 6460 Password: 651257

7:00 – 8:00 PM
How to Write Your College Application Essays
Teens and Parents
What are colleges looking for in your application essays?  How has Covid-19 affected the college application essay process?
Teens will participate in brainstorming exercises designed to help decide their choice of topics for the Common Application essay.  Also covered will be how to answer the  supplemental questions including the popular “WHY US?” used by so many colleges, and the new essay about the impact of Covid-19.
Debbie Gershow Lindell is the founder and director of Student Express and a New York State certified school guidance counselor.
Meeting ID: 940 8099 0426 Password:  653218

Thursday, August 6

10:00 – 11:00 AM
Animation Club
Dates: Thursdays, August 6, 20, 27
All Ages, but recommended for 8 and older. Younger learners may need parental assistance.
Work primarily on the mobile device app Flip-A-Clip but you can also just use a pad and paper. Attend as few or as many sessions as you like.
Zoom Meeting ID: 969 0404 7580 Password: Animation

1:00 – 2:00 PM
Adult Virtual STEM Lab Club
Dates: August 6, 20, 27
Ages 18 and up
Work primarily with technology and programming that is available across multiple devices and is free. It is recommended that you have two devices, one that can run the program and one to try out the craft for the week.  Attend as few or as many sessions as you like.
Zoom Meeting ID: 965 9328 3278 Password: Maker18

7:00 – 8:00 PM
Yoga Flow facilitated by Sharon Epstein
Join Us ONLINE – Series open to All –
Have a yoga mat, meditation pillow to sit on, water bottle and small towel.  Dress in comfortable clothing.
Meeting ID: 848 1488 0463 Password: 462824

Friday, August 7

10:00 – 11:00 AM
Coding Club Jr.
Meeting dates: August 7, 21, 28
Recommended for ages 8 and up (3rd through 8th grades)
Learn the basics of coding. Attend as few or as many sessions as you like.
Email STEMLab@greatnecklibrary.org before the first meeting.
Zoom Meeting ID: 995 5495 3991 Password: CodingClub

12:00 – 1:00 PM
Friday Film Discussion
Watch A Royal Affair at your leisure. (2012, Biography, Drama, History, 2 hrs. 17 min., rated R). Join the media staff and fellow patrons in a Zoom discussion of the film.
Zoom Meeting ID: 81174157765 Password 010871
Streaming free on Hoopla  with your Great Neck library card, on Prime Video with subscription, and on Pluto with ads.

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

4:00 – 4:20 PM
Crafternoon Fun
Join Miss Kat LIVE on Facebook to learn how to make a fun craft using materials you already have at home.




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