Happening at the Great Neck Library

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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. Some events have links you can click on in the Library’s event listings at greatnecklibrary.org. 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. Library phone: (516) 466-8055.

LI Cares Food Drive
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.

Saturday, May 1

4:00 – 5:45 p.m.
Levels Online Theatre: Schoolhouse Rock Live! (Matinee)
Levels Teen Center presents its first full-length virtual online musical. The teens of Levels take all your favorite Saturday morning “Schoolhouse Rock” tunes, from “Conjunction Junction” to “I’m Just a Bill,” from “Three is a Magic Number” to “Interplanet Janet,” and turn them into a visually exciting and innovative evening of Zoom theatre that the whole family can enjoy. For FREE tickets so you can watch the show live online, go to: www.showtix4u.com/event-details/50756
For more information contact Barry Weil at bweil@greatnecklibrary.org.
(516) 466-8055, ext. 216.

Monday, May 3

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Tiny Tots Storytime with Miss Kat
Ages 3 to 5
Join Miss Kat live on Zoom for stories and songs.
Meeting ID: 992 6220 0767 Passcode: story

5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
AP Biology Review Class
Prepare for the AP Biology Exam with Curvebreakers. An instructor will help check your understanding of the biological concepts tested on the exam, as well as your ability to utilize the scientific method and analyze data. The instructor will review sample questions from both sections and best practices on how to interpret and evaluate experimental results when answering free response questions. cgreenblatt@greatnecklibrary.org

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Ghost Rendition
Author Event with Larry Weitzman and Jonathan Hock
(Both are Great Neck High alumni)
Meeting ID: 958 9289 5894 Passcode: 499011

Tuesday, May 4

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia: New York City’s Greatest Mayor
with Howard Ehrlich and Harvey Sackowitz
Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia was a compassionate, competent and colorful mayor of New York City and he was a perfect fit for the city that was in desperate need for his kind of leadership. Meeting ID: 968 9403 9501 Passcode: 986944

5:00 – 5:45 p.m.
Star Wars Day Family Trivia
Join Kat and Brittany for a fun, Star Wars-themed trivia.
Meeting ID: 919 9461 9325 Passcode: fourth

7:30 – 8:45 p.m.
The Special Effects of Star Wars
Learn about the history of Hollywood special effects, and how Star Wars has changed the way movies are made. Meeting ID: 916 7841 1070 Passcode: 445562
STEMLab@GreatNeckLibrary.org

Wednesday, May 5

12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Community Meditation – 30-Minute Midday Reset with Carolyn Carpentiere
Join us for a midday 30-minute meditation to help relax and reset your mind and body. Meeting ID: 957 3655 8879 Passcode: 265350

2:00 – 2:45 p.m.
Graphic Chat: New Kid by Jerry Craft
Join Librarian Justin for this discussion. The book is available through Hoopla: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/13038351
ID: 973 1388 2875 Password: 765826

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 and help us crochet and knit for a cause.
Meeting ID: 989 9496 9220 Passcode: sticks

10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Learn about the STEM Lab’s New Digital Sewing/Embroidery Machine
All Ages
Make an in-person appointment at any time with Jaime. This Brother machine can be used just like a regular sewing machine, and comes with dozens of customizable pre-installed embroidery patterns that you can put on dish towels, shirts, bags, and more. Learn the basics of how to use the machine and how you can use it for your own future sewing projects. Call 516-466-8055, ext. 230, or email STEMLab@GreatNeckLibrary.org. Appointments are for 1-2 people max.

Thursday, May 6

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Hot Title Discussion: The Midnight Library by Matthew Haig
Join this discussion. Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library that contains an infinite number of books, each one the story of another reality. One tells the story of your life as it is, along with another book for the other life you could have lived if you had made a different choice at any point in your life. While we all wonder how our lives might have been, what if you had the chance to go to the library and see for yourself? Would any of these other lives truly be better? Please request physical copies, audiobooks, and e-materials early in order to guarantee receiving the book in time for the discussion.
Meeting ID: 952 8963 9200 Passcode: midnight

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Solar Energy Crash Course
Beginners
Krystal Persaud, founder of Grouphug Solar, will explain solar energy in easy-to- understand terms.
Meeting ID: 977 2953 9596 Passcode: Solar
STEMLab@GreatNeckLibrary.org

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble
This virtual concert includes original works and arrangements by violinist Bradley Bosenbeck, a beautiful new composition by LI composer Jane Leslie, and uplifting music of Nino Rota, Vivaldi, and more. Live question and answer/meet and greet after the concert. Meeting ID: 964 2238 3321 Passcode: 694373

Friday, May 7

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Friday Film Discussion
Mermaids (1990) PG-13, 1 hr., 50 min. Comedy, Drama, Romance
An unconventional single mother relocates with her two daughters to a small Massachusetts town in 1963, where a number of events and relationships both challenge and strengthen their familial bonds. Watch Mermaids at your leisure. Join in a Zoom discussion of the film. Streaming for free with your Great Neck Library card on Kanopy, and on Tubi with ads.
Meeting ID: 999 4222 3960 Passcode: 694775
cdipietro@greatnecklibrary.org

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

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