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Dr. James T. D'Olimpio, Northwell Health will present “Medical Marijuana: What We Know, What We Need to Know,” with a focus on cancer patients, at the Main Library. (Photo courtesy of the Great Neck Library)

Great Neck Library Oct. 28, 2019 Election Results

Board of Trustees: Four-year term ending January 2024 to fill the seat currently held by
Scott J. Sontag – Scott J. Sontag (Nominating Committee Candidate) 96 Votes

Nominating Committee: Three-year term ending January 2023 to fill the seat currently held by Patrick McDonnell – Steve M. Jacob (Nominating Committee Candidate) 99 Votes

Total Votes Cast = 106, Quorum Met

 

Library Closings

All Great Neck Library locations will be closed on Monday, Nov. 11 for Veterans Day.

 

Lakeville Branch Closing for Month of November

The Lakeville Branch will be closed for the month of November for some “sprucing” including painting. It is anticipated that the branch will reopen by the end of the month. The library will keep the public posted.

 

Life and Poetries of the Great Gnostic and Poet: Rumi
Presented by Scholar and Author Parviz Nezami at Main

Parviz Nezami, scholar and author of a series of books on Persian history and literature presents “Life and Poetries of the Great Gnostic and Poet of the 12th century: Mowlavi, also known as Rumi,” on Sunday, Nov. 10 in the Main Library’s Community Room, 159 Bayview Ave., spoken in English from 1:30 to 2:25 p.m., and repeated in Farsi from 2:30
to 3:25 p.m.

 

Weimar Cabaret Lecture presented by Maria Tegzes at Main

Vocalist and music instructor Maria Tegzes will present a lecture about Weimar Cabaret on
Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Library’s Community Room, 159 Bayview Ave.
Ms. Tegzes will present a brief history of the cabaret-style, concentrating on its most potent incarnation during the Weimar Republic and the onset of the Third Reich; and illustrating how its influence has been carried forward to the present.

 

Finance Committee Meeting at Main Library

The Board of Trustees’ Finance Committee is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library’s Small Multipurpose Room, 159 Bayview Ave. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Confirm with the Library at 466-8055 that there has been no change in meeting date, time or location.

 

Your Path to College Admissions Success at Station Branch

Learn how to build your best college admission foundation, differentiate yourself from all other applicants, determine which colleges are truly best for you, maximize your scholarship potential, and get colleges to say yes on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 7:00 p.m. at the Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road (2nd level), Gardens at Great Neck Plaza, above Best Market.

 

Matinee Film at Main

The next Wednesday Matinee, about the 1988 presidential campaign that was derailed when Senator Gary Hart was caught in a scandalous love affair, will be shown on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 2:00 p.m. at the Main Library, 159 Bayview Ave.

 

Medical Marijuana: What We Know, What We Need to Know
Presented by Dr. James T. D’Olimpio, Northwell Health, at Main

Dr. James D’Olimpio, with a focus on cancer patients, will cover the appropriate use of medical marijuana in different clinical situations such as pain, appetite stimulation, nausea, neuropathic conditions, and insomnia/anxiety on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library’s Community Room, 159 Bayview Ave.

James T. D’ Olimpio, M.D., FACP, FAAHPM is the Director of Supportive/Palliative Oncology and leads the Cancer Pain and Symptom Control Service at North Shore University Hospital. He is also an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Hofstra/North Shore LIJ School of Medicine. He is on the Editorial Staff of The Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, The Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Cancer and is the Associate Section Editor in Symptom Assessment Management for the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine/PC-FACS.

 

Conversations on Personal Transformation
Facilitated by Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh at Main

Learn tools and meditations for achieving higher energy and personal transformation when Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh facilitates Conversations on Personal Transformation on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 12:00 p.m. in the Main Library’s Large Multipurpose Room, 159 Bayview Ave.

 

Encore Film at Station

The next encore film, about the 1988 presidential campaign that was derailed when Senator Gary Hart was caught in a scandalous love affair, will be shown on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 2:00 p.m. at the Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road (2nd level), above Best Market.

 

Writer Within facilitated by Lynda Aron at Main

Access your authentic voice and explore the power of imagination, self-expression, and storytelling when Lynda Aron facilitates the Writer Within workshop on Friday, Nov. 15 at 1:00 p.m. in the Main Library’s Large Multipurpose Room, 159 Bayview Avenue.

New writers, professionals and everyone in between are welcome. Sharing is encouraged but not required.

 

Food Drive Collection at Great Neck Library

All four Great Neck Library locations are participating as drop off donation centers for a Food Drive collaboration between Senator Anna Kaplan’s Office and Island Harvest. Non-perishable donations of food are greatly appreciated to help Long Island families in need.

Donation bins will be available until a week before Thanksgiving and are located at the Main Library, 159 Bayview Ave.; Parkville Branch, 10 Campbell St. (off Lakeville Road), New Hyde Park; Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road (2nd level), Gardens at Great Neck Plaza, above Beat Market; Lakeville Branch, 475 Great Neck Road.

 

Veterans Donation Drive at Main Library and Parkville Branch

Donations for the Veterans Donation Drive to benefit the Northport VA Medical Center will be accepted through Dec. 6 at the Main Library, 159 Bayview Ave., and Parkville Branch, 10 Campbell St. (off Lakeville Road), New Hyde Park.

The Drive is presented by the Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth, the Town Board, and the Town’s Veterans Advisory Committee.

New items only. Items needed are: Trial size toiletries including toothbrushes, toothpaste, quad track razors, shaving cream, unscented body lotion, brushes and combs, deodorant, nail clippers and shampoo; New (or gently used) luggage with wheels; Crocheted blankets (approx. 48” X 60” or larger); Clothing of all types (sizes large and up) are also welcome donations.

For a complete list of needed items, or for more information, please visit the Town of North Hempstead website at NorthHempsteadNY.gov or call 311 or (516) 869-6311.

 

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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