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. The Main Library and Parkville Branch ONLY are open on Sundays from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. effective February 14. 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.

The Main Library, Parkville and Station Branches are currently accepting donations for LI Cares, The Harry Chapin Food Bank. The collection boxes are accessible at the front entrances of each location during regular Library hours. Please donate products that are in boxes, cans, or plastic bottles, and do not require refrigeration. Please, no glass jars. For more information, visit www.licares.org.

Library Highlights February 27 to March 5

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, February 27

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Digital Scavenger Hunt
In honor of the Mars Perseverance Rover landing this month, the scavenger hunt theme for February is SPACE. Look inside and outside of your home for the items on this scavenger hunt. https://forms.gle/3KD67qSi721w1BNu7
When prizes** are available, the Children’s Department will email you at the address you provided. **Limit one prize per child. Prizes will be distributed at the end of the month via curbside pickup. childrens@greatnecklibrary.org

9:30 – 10:30 PM
Jackbox Late Edition
Teens in grades 7+
Play fun party games.

Monday, March 1

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Laser Engrave a Shamrock with a Traditional Irish Greeting
Make an in-person appointment at any time during the month of March. All ages welcome. Set up an appointment to come in and use the STEM Lab’s laser engraver to create a shamrock with the traditional Irish greeting of “Céad Míle Fáilte,” meaning “a hundred thousand welcomes.” Customize it with your name or your family’s name. Appointments are for 1-2 people max. When scheduling an appointment, please let us know in the Booking Notes that you are coming for this program, and how many people will be attending.

4:00 – 4:45 PM
Sustainability Book Club
Grades 1 – 3
Join us for the first meeting of the Sustainability Book Club with Miss Judy S. Participants will discuss the books of the month that have themes of environmental sustainability and green themes. Registrants will receive a brand-new copy to keep. This meeting’s book: If You Come to Earth by Sophie Blackall

Tuesday, March 2

10:00 AM
Dr. Seuss Day
Register on Eventkeeper for a bag of Dr. Seuss Approved activities to celebrate Dr. Seuss Day. Make sure to check whether you would like a Dr. Seuss book put on hold for you as well.

2:00 – 3:30 PM
The Life and Constitution of Ruth Bader Ginsburg presented by James Coll
We will examine one of the most beloved and most controversial Supreme Court justices of the modern era. Our analysis will look at her life, her impact on the high court and some of her important opinions and dissents.
Meeting ID: 871 8212 7752 Passcode: 913702

2:30 – 3:00 PM
Read Across America Day
Join Miss Kat for a celebration of Read Across America Day, also known as Dr. Seuss Day. We will be reading some of Dr. Seuss’ more popular stories, as well as learning how to make a craft based on the beloved character Cat in the Hat.
Meeting ID: 992 1325 7124 Passcode: seuss

7:00 – 7:45 PM
West Egg Book Club: His Only Wife by Peace Adzo Medie
Join Librarian Justin for a discussion of the book, available through Hoopla: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12894143
Meeting ID: 936 0426 0952 Passcode:  260967

7:00 – 8:00 PM
Stories Under the Stars
Get cozy, grab a stuffed friend, and join Ms. Michelle for this special pajama storytime.  childrens@greatnecklibrary.org

Wednesday, March 3

2:00 – 2:45 PM
Graphic Chat: Sheets by Brenna Thummler
Join Librarian Justin for a discussion of the book, available through Hoopla: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12127661
ID: 934 1861 2725 Password: 847656

6:00 – 7:30 PM
Create Your Own Picture Book
Grades K-5
Celebrate Read Across America Day by designing your very own picture book. We’ll use the website MyStorybook and other online tools to create characters, design fictional worlds, and come up with an unforgettable plot. Registration is required. Call the STEM Lab at 516-466-8055 ext. 230, or email us at STEMLab@GreatNeckLibrary.org.

7:00 – 8:30 PM
Home Improvement – Interior and Exterior Painting Workshop
with Brian Schnee
This virtual workshop focuses on the art of mixing and applying a great new finish to your home.  The class will develop a “to-do list,” designed to prevent future finishing problems from reoccurring. If you send Brian pictures and a brief description of your home repairs/concerns, he will address them at the end of the class presentation. Please send no later than 2 days prior to scheduled class to klhinspections@gmail.com and include Great Neck Library in the subject line. Brian Schnee is a Licensed Home Inspector with 30 years of construction experience. Meeting ID: 896 3317 3737 Passcode: 436425

Thursday, March 4

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Colon Cancer Awareness
Presented by Maura A. Calio, MA, RN, Community Health Educator, Saint Francis Hospital DeMatteis Center
March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month.  Get the facts on prevalence, screening, symptoms to report.
Meeting ID: 865 4865 1335 Passcode: 111404

2:00 – 3:30 PM
America’s Sweet Candy History with historian Leslie Goddard
From early treats like licorice roots and maple sugar candy through modern Baby Ruths and Hershey bars, we’ll explore the companies and brands that have become American icons. Learn how candy evolved from a luxury good into a cheap, everyday snack and how candy making was transformed by revolutions in technology, marketing, advertising, and even war.
Meeting ID: 857 4909 1784 Passcode: 740143

7:00 – 8:00 PM
SO Magic!
An interactive virtual workshop and show from SO Fun City. Learn and perform magic tricks using everyday household objects.  Sign up for Zoom information: https://www.sofuncity.com/greatnecklibrary

Friday, March 5

Zoom 101
Make a 30 minute appointment to come into the StemLab in-person. Maximum of 2 adults may be in STEMLab at one time. Appointments will be available from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, and 2:00 – 5:30 PM.
Get a one-on-one Zoom tutorial from one of our Emerging Technologies librarians. Learn how to create and join video calls so you never miss another virtual event. You’re welcome to bring in your own device or use one of ours, but please bring your own if you have questions about how to install Zoom. To make an appointment, call the STEM Lab at 516-466-8055 ext. 230, or email us at STEMLab@GreatNeckLibrary.org.

12:00 – 1:00 PM
Friday Film Discussion
Winter Kills (1979) R, 1 hr. 37 min.  Comedy, Drama, Mystery
The younger brother of an assassinated US President is led down a rabbit hole of conspiracies and dead ends after learning of a man claiming to be the real shooter. Watch Winter Kills at your leisure. Join the media staff and fellow patrons in a Zoom discussion of the film.
Streaming for free with your Great Neck Library card on Kanopy, Hoopla, and with subscription on Prime. Meeting ID: 623 987 3994 Passcode: films

3:00 – 4:30 PM
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, as we move from small talk to Big Talk. Everyone speaks and everyone listens, because all of us are wiser than any of us.


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