Happening at the Great Neck Library


Great Neck Library Hours by Appointment

Hours for all four Great Neck Library locations are Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 to 5:30 p.m. All services are by appointment only. Curbside Pickup has the same hours. All returned items are quarantined for 4 days, then checked in without overdue charges.

For the safety of everyone, all patrons two years of age and older must wear face masks in the buildings. Please check the Library website at greatnecklibrary.org or call 466-8055 for any updates.

Library Highlights January 16 to 22

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. 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.

Saturday, Jan. 16

10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Make Something Good Out of 2020
All Ages
Repurpose your calendar into an amazing 3D star. The Stem Lab’s laser engraver can cut out a star shape for you and we will teach you how to fold and glue it to make a beautiful piece of artwork. Just bring your old calendars with you! Appointments are required and are for 1-2 people max. Please state how many people you are making the appointment for, and note that you are working on this project.
Create an in-person appointment online, by phone, 466-8055, ext. 230. or by emailing STEMLab@GreatNeckLibrary.org

8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Levels Online Theatre presents Sheamus’s Tragedy
Sheamus’s Tragedy, an original comedy written and directed by Britt Trachtenberg, will be performed LIVE by teen actors in their homes, and livestreamed to audiences at home, on Saturday, January 16 at 8:00 p.m. Sheamus’s Tragedy concerns teenagers Adam and Michelle Scott, who tell a series of lies to explain their mother’s absence to their father Sheamus after he gets home from a long day of work.  When their lies are proven false, they are left with nothing else to tell but the truth — which Sheamus also finds unbelievable.  So the teens must resort to lying once more…to get their father to believe the truth.  Cast includes Gabrielle Henderson, Leah Schader, Jonathan Wu, Ben Zar and Nina Zar.  Running time is approx. 45 minutes.
Virtual admission is free.  The links to watch this LIVE production online will become available on the week of the show.  Those links will be available on our website at www.greatnecklibrary.org/levels-is.  For questions, email jrobinson@greatnecklibrary.org

Monday, January 18

Tuesday, January 19

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Yoga Flow facilitated by Carolyn Carpentiere
Join us Online through Zoom – Series Open to All
Learn yoga postures, breathing practices and meditation techniques to bring balance, equilibrium and good health to your body and mind.
Meeting ID: 849 1390 1791 Password: 781668

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Learn to Share Photos from Your Device
To improve your digital communication, we’ll take a look at how you can send photos and videos saved on your device to another person. This class is open to all, but note that sharing photos will only be possible if your phone/tablet has a camera.
Meeting ID: 937 8737 0925 Passcode: Share

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Winnie the Pooh Day Storytime
Celebrate A.A. Milne’s birthday with a Winnie the Pooh themed storytime.
Meeting ID: 970 3556 9669 Passcode: Winnie

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
But They Were Good To Their Mothers: The Story of the New York Mob
This is the story of the Jewish and Italian mobs. They had much in common, but their families always came first. Why did they team up? What happened to them? This is their story told by Howard Ehrlich and Harvey Sackowitz.
Meeting ID: 830 2928 0453 Passcode: 445225

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Table Games
Teens in grades 7+
Board Game Arena is an online tabletop platform that contains a catalogue of digital board games for members to play, and offers various digital games for free.

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Board of Trustees Regular Meeting Via WebEx
Meeting number: 175 062 1994                                  Password: M2SjEQmMH52 (62753766 from phones)
Join by phone +1-650-215-5226 United States Toll

7:00 – 7:45 p.m.
West Egg Book Club: Queen’s Gambit by Walter Tevis
Join Librarian Justin for the discussion. The book is available digitally through Hoopla here:
The meeting will take place via Zoom:

Wednesday, January 20

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Writer Within facilitated by Lynda Aron
Join us ONLINE! Email wrtrwthn@yahoo.com for Zoom room.
Access your authentic voice and explore the power of imagination, self-expression and storytelling. New writers, professionals and everyone in between are welcome.  Sharing is encouraged but not required.

6:00 PM – 7:00 p.m.
Creative Writing
For teens in grades 7+
Write and share short stories and poems.

7:00 PM – 8:00 p.m.
Go, Slow, and Whoa Foods
Focus on the difference between Go, Slow, and Whoa foods and talk about how ALL foods, including our favorites, can be part of a healthy diet. We’ll also demonstrate a delicious recipe. Presented by a Community Nutrition Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County.

Thursday, January 21

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Intro to Microsoft Word
Seniors, Adults & Parents
Learn the foundations of Microsoft Word.
Meeting ID: 975 0525 5942 Passcode: Document

4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
Join PlayHooray and Molly Mouse for their special family music and movement programs. Sessions are designed for children from birth through age 6 years.

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Community Service Project
Teens in grades 7+
Create a virtual performance for the elderly. This includes song, dance, scenes, poems, short stories, and more.

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Yoga Flow facilitated by Sharon Epstein
Join Us ONLINE – Series open to All –
Learn yoga postures, breathing practices and meditation techniques to bring balance, equilibrium and good health to your body and mind.
Meeting ID: 848 1488 0463 Password: 462824

Friday, January 22

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Calling all Model Railroad Enthusiasts
Seniors, Adults and Parents
Learn all about 3D printing at the Great Neck Library and how you can create your creations, where you can find 3D models, and more. We will create a simple 3D project that will fit perfectly in your layout. Basic computer experience recommended.
Meeting ID: 948 7004 4429 Passcode: Railway

11:30 AM – 12:30 p.m.
Bilingual Storytime
Join us for songs, stories, and activities in both English and Spanish.  Whether you are a native speaker, a super beginner, or somewhere in between – you and your child can follow along in this fun online storytime.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Friday Films
On Golden Pond (1981) PG, 1 hr., 49 min. Drama
Norman is a curmudgeon with an estranged relationship with his daughter Chelsea. At Golden Pond, he and his wife nevertheless agree to care for Billy, the son of Chelsea’s new boyfriend, and a most unexpected relationship blooms. Watch On Golden Pond at your leisure.  Join the media staff and fellow patrons in a Zoom discussion of the film. Streaming free with your Great Neck Library card on Kanopy, Hoopla, on HBO with subscription, and for free on Popcornflix.
Meeting ID: 623 987 3994 Passcode: films

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Jr. Levels Scholars
5th and 6th graders only
Join us for this interdisciplinary class on science, history, culture, and more. Virtual classes will meet over Zoom on Fridays.


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