Happening at the Great Neck Library

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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 Jan. 23 to 29

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. 23

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Virtual Play Reading
Teens in grades 7+
Read a contemporary short play virtually.
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8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Improv Live
Teens in grades 7+
Play crazy live theatre games on Zoom.
[email protected]

Monday, Jan. 25

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. & 8:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Adventurer’s Watercolor Painting
Teens in grades 7+
Pick up your own Adventurer’s Inventory Kit, and draw & paint along to a series of creative prompts. Craft kits will be available for pickup so register to reserve a spot. Each kit comes with a sketchbook, watercolor set, and brush. All you need is a pencil and imagination!
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6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Social Security Planning: What Baby Boomers Need to Know to Maximize Retirement Income
Learn not only the basics but also little-known strategies for maximizing your benefits, when it makes sense to delay benefits, how earnings affect your benefits, how benefits are taxed, how to integrate benefits with other retirement income sources, and how to coordinate benefits with your spouse. Each attendee will receive a free copy of The Baby Boomer’s Guide to Social Security.
Meeting ID: 846 5396 6889 Passcode: 958237

Tuesday, Jan. 26

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Yoga Flow facilitated by Carolyn Carpentiere
Series Open to All Levels
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.
Mac Help Center
Adults
Join us on Tuesdays (also February 9 and 23), twice a month, to discuss any and all Mac-related questions. Each session will focus on a different topic, but we’ll talk about any questions or problems you might have.
Meeting ID: 931 8352 4577 Passcode: MacHelp
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2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks: The Grandmasters of American Comedy presented by Brian Rose
Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks were giants of American comedy. This presentation will examine their extraordinary achievements, beginning with their work together on Sid Caesar’s Your Show of Shows and their creation of the 2000 Year Old Man, to their individual accomplishments as writers, directors, and performers.
Meeting ID: 837 0270 6307 Passcode: 794219

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Jr. Levels: Table Games
5th and 6th graders only
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.
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Wednesday, Jan. 27

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Take a Virtual Vacation Around the World
Seniors, Adults, and Parents
Join us on a virtual vacation to see the entire world. In this digital program we will teach you how you can see the world from the comfort of your own home. Experience a guided tour, and then learn how you can explore on your own using Google Earth and YouTube.
Meeting ID: 999 9727 6474 Passcode: Travel
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1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Superfoods to Boost Your Immunity led by Sharon Epstein
Consider how to use and enjoy traditional and super-foods that will boost your immunity this winter. Learn the latest essential nutrition research for maximizing your health potential.
Meeting ID: 826 9316 6921 Passcode: 347832

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, brush up on what you already know, and help us crochet and knit for a cause.
Meeting ID: 989 9496 9220 Passcode: sticks

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Creative Writing
Teens in grades 7+
Write and share short stories and poems.
[email protected]

Thursday, Jan. 28

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Parkville Pageturners
Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance
The story of the author’s family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the demands of middle-class life and the collective demons of the past.
Meeting ID: 951 3984 5009 Passcode:440611

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

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Ukulele
Teens in grades 7+
Learn chords, melodies, and songs.
[email protected]

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Yoga Flow facilitated by Sharon Epstein
Series Open to All Levels
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, Jan. 29

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Children/Teen session 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.)
Digital Painting: Inspiration Heart Art Day
Seniors, Adults, and Parents
(For adults only. Children and teens can attend a second session at 4:00 PM.) Create your own one-of-a-kind digital artwork featuring the heart motif. Learn how to use the digital artwork software Sketchbook by AutoDesk (which you will need to install on your device prior to the program) by creating your own inspirational heart artwork. No prior experience needed. Software runs on most devices.
Meeting ID: 989 6177 5270 Passcode: Heart
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11:30 a.m. – 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.
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12:00 p.m.
Friday Film Discussion
Life Itself (2014) R, 2 hrs. 1 min., Documentary, Biography
The life and career of the renowned film critic and social commentator, Roger Ebert.
Watch Life Itself 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 and with ads on Pluto, and Tubi.
Meeting ID: 623 987 3994 Passcode: films
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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 meet over Zoom.
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8:00 p.m.
Jeopardy
Teens in grades 7+
Show off your knowledge in all kinds of subjects — but remember to answer in the form of a question.
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9:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Jackbox Late Edition
Teens in grades 7+
Play fun party games together.
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