Happening at the Great Neck Library


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.

Long Island 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 22

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Bilingual Stories Outdoors!
Join us for songs, stories, and activities in both English and Spanish. This program will take place outdoors, at the Main Library. In the event of inclement weather, a program link will be emailed and that session will be conducted virtually. In light of new CDC Guidelines and for the safety and comfort of all program attendees, we request that fully vaccinated adults who choose not to wear a mask outdoors maintain social distance from other attendees.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Tween Book Club
Grades 6 to 8
Join us at Parkville – outdoors and socially distanced – to discuss a new book each month! Our pick for May is Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed. Registrants will receive a copy to keep.

8:00 – 10:00 p.m.
BBC Sherlock Streaming
Teens in grades 7+
Join us as we stream the hit series BBC Sherlock.

10:00 – 11:30 p.m.
Choices Matter Games
Teens in grades 7+
Play story games where YOU get to choose the endings. We’ll play titles like Monster Camp, Tell Me Why, Untitled Goose Game, and more. jlagasse@greatnecklibrary.org

Monday, May 24

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Parenting During the Pandemic
COVID-19 has brought many unexpected challenges, especially for parents. Parents have needed to learn to navigate the transition to online learning, adapt to working from home, stay on top of numerous updates regarding school and activity models and many other obstacles, all of which came without warning or a handbook. We will discuss strategies to break up the day, techniques to practice self-care and developmentally appropriate ways to support your families to match your child’s age.
Meeting ID: 985 2612 7529 Passcode: 222617

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Pedestrian Safety: Staying Safe on Our Streets
with Cynthia Brown
Join the executive director of the New York Coalition for Transportation Safety for an eye-opening workshop about NYS traffic/pedestrian safety laws meant to protect you on LI’s roadways. Do you know why you should walk facing traffic? Learn more about this, other laws, and new technologies being put in place to keep you safe. Brought to you by the New York Coalition for Transportation Safety in partnership with the Long Island Health Collaborative and Walk Safe LI education campaign.
Cynthia Brown is a recognized leader in pedestrian safety on Long Island. She was instrumental in the passage of New York’s seat belt law some years ago, and she holds extensive knowledge about all NY State pedestrian and vehicle traffic safety laws.
Meeting ID: 962 0836 8518 Passcode: 666770

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Study Skills Workshop: How to Make Up for Lost Time and Stay on Track
Middle and high school students will learn strategies to catch up and finish the year strong. The science of learning – how we learn to develop the best study strategies. Note-taking, formatting, and using online tools to help you. Developing a stress-free study plan.
Presented by a C2 Education Specialist

Tuesday, May 25

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Yoga Flow facilitated by Carolyn Carpentiere
Learn yoga postures, breathing practices and meditation techniques to bring balance, equilibrium and good health to your body and mind.
Meeting ID: 940 6593 0214 Passcode: 133212

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Madame Curie’s Life and Work with Edward Sierra
A scientist and early pioneer of radioactivity, Marie Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, and the first person and only woman to win the Nobel twice.
Meeting ID: 996 4213 4580 Passcode: 819711

4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
Yoga for Kids
Children ages 5 and up are invited to join certified yoga instructor Mary Clare Chiafolo to unwind, breathe, and move.

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Beginner 3D Printing: Create Jewelry with Tinkercad
All Ages
Learn the basics of 3D design and 3D printing by using the free online software Tinkercad, which is easy, fun, and versatile. In this beginner level class, we will be creating a few simple jewelry items that can be 3D printed and worn.
Meeting ID: 962 2494 0906 Passcode: 042234

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Journey to True Self: Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group
This month we will discuss the concept in Happier by Tal Ben-Shahar Ph.D. Discussion will be in 2 parts, with part 2 on June 15 at 7 pm. Led by Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh.
Meeting ID: 931 7876 5275 Passcode: 587935

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Board of Trustees Regular Meeting via Zoom
Meeting ID: 917 8279 5750 Passcode: 164868
Dial In – 1 929 205 6099

8:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Jackbox Tuesday Edition
Teens grades 7+
Play fun games.

Wednesday, May 26
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Financial Planning: Preparing Across the Lifespan
Melissa Katz, LCSW, of the Long Island Alzheimer’s and Dementia Center and Donald Patane, CFS, of Main Street Financial Group will discuss the importance of financial planning, and working with professionals to make future preparations across the lifespan.
Meeting ID: 977 7079 0626 Passcode: 962084

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Women in STEM Panel
Teens and Parents
Women currently working in the field, as well as those who are trying to break into the field, will explain their path, the challenges they face, and the opportunities they’ve seized.
Meeting ID: 991 4372 1577 Passcode: STEM

Thursday, May 27

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Understanding the Internet
Adults, Parents, Seniors
A simple introductory class on how to navigate the internet.
Meeting ID: 995 7763 6445 Passcode: 582786 STEMLab@greatnecklibrary.org

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Parkville Pageturners
In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick
Meeting ID: 990 8303 2699 Passcode:062086

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Yoga Flow facilitated by Sharon Epstein
Learn yoga postures, breathing practices and meditation techniques to bring balance, equilibrium and good health to your body and mind.
Meeting ID: 956 9380 0407 Passcode: 998134

Friday, May 28

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Bilingual Stories on Zoom
Join us for songs, stories, and activities in both English and Spanish.

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
What to Know When Buying a New Device
Adults, Parents, Seniors
Considering buying a new phone, tablet, and/or computer? Learn the basics of what factors you should be thinking about, including screen size, RAM, and storage capacity. We’ll also cover the differences between some companies, like Apple, Windows, Microsoft, and Google. Meeting ID: 994 1721 8525 Passcode: Buying

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Friday Film Discussion
Meet John Doe (1941) 2 hr., 2 min. Comedy, Drama, Romance
Watch Meet John Doe at your leisure. Join in a Zoom discussion of the film. Streaming free with your Great Neck Library card on Kanopy, with a subscription on Amazon Prime and with ads on The Roku Channel, Fubo and Tubi.
Meeting ID: 940 4558 1423 Passcode: films


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