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Lakeville Branch Closing for Month of November

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

 

AARP Driver’s Safety Course at Parkville

Take a refresher driving course for drivers aged 50 and over for reduction in points or discounts on insurance on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Parkville Branch, 10 Campbell St. (off Lakeville Road), New Hyde Park. Please bring your lunch. AARP member fee: $20.00; Non-AARP member fee: $25.00. Checks only.

Registration is ongoing by calling 466-8055, ext. 273.

 

Sylph Chamber Music with Crystal Singing Bowls at Main arranged by the Music Advisory Committee

Nadine Scharman, flutist, Ann Zalkind, pianist, and Andrea Randa quartz crystal singing bowls/vocals will perform Baroque, Romantic, World Music and original compositions on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 1:30 p.m. in the Main Library’s Community Room, 159 Bayview Ave. These beautifully toned instruments of meditation provide peace and healing. Concert arranged by the Music Advisory Committee.

The Great Neck Library Music Advisory Committee, now in its 49th year, is co-chaired by founding member Gabe Chieco and Michele Ganz and includes members Estelle Pace, Robert Schaufeld, Donna Litke, Joan Brill-Pavlovic, Ellen Charlop, and Pamela Levy. This all-volunteer committee of Great Neck residents represents a wide range of musical experience and performance.

Great Neck School District residents have priority for seating. Please arrive 15 minutes early for preferred seating.

 

World in Motion facilitated by Martha Cohen at Main

Join Martha Cohen for a lively discussion on current world issues on Monday, Nov. 18 at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Library’s Large Multipurpose Room, 159 Bayview Avenue. Open discussions on topics of the day.

 

My Name is Alexander Hamilton presented by James Coll at Main

James Coll explores the life and political philosophy of the New York Founding Father currently dancing his way across a Broadway stage – and the way the musical addresses some of the events that helped to shape him on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Library’s Community Room, 159 Bayview Ave.

James Coll is an adjunct professor of American and constitutional history at Nassau Community College, an NYPD detective and the founder of ChangeNYS.

 

Non-Fiction Book Club facilitated by Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh at Main

Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh facilitates this Non-Fiction Book Club when she discusses Rising Strong by Brene` Brown on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library’s Large Multipurpose Room, 159 Bayview Avenue. Registration suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 218/219, or register online.

 

Board of Trustees Meeting at Main

A regular Board of Trustees meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Library’s Large 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.

 

Matinee Film at Main

The next Wednesday Matinee, about the breakup of the family unit as seen from the perspective of a Russian family, settled in Baltimore at the close of WWII, will be shown on Nov. 20 at 2:00 p.m. at the Main Library, 159 Bayview Ave.

 

Mindfulness Meditation facilitated by Carolyn Carpentiere at Main

Join Carolyn Carpentiere for Mindfulness Meditation on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 7:15 p.m. in the Main Library’s Community Room, 159 Bayview Ave. Meditation is a practice that strengthens our focus and attention, as well as releases,  stress to stay healthy. Open to all skill levels. Bring a mat or use a library chair that will be available.

Carolyn received her 200-hour yoga certification at Long Island Yoga School in 2009 and has continued to work in and study many other holistic solutions to health including Mindfulness Meditation and Reiki.

 

Parkville Pageturners

Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks will be discussed on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 1:30 p.m. at the Parkville Branch, 10 Campbell St. (off Lakeville Road), New Hyde Park. Call 466-8055, ext. 257.

 

Great Decisions facilitated by Librarian Christy Orquera at Main

Discuss State of the State Department and Diplomacy facilitated by Librarian Christy Orquera on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Library’s Community Room, 159 Bayview Ave. Call 466-8055, ext. 218, 219 or 254 for further information.

 

Encore Film at Station

The next encore film, about the breakup of the family unit as seen from the perspective of a Russian family settled in Baltimore at the close of WWII, will be shown on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 2:00 p.m. at the Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road (2nd level), above Best Market.

 

Shingles and the Shingles Vaccine presented by Frank Cacace MD, Northwell, at Station

Dr. Frank Cacace MD of Northwell Health will cover the cause, epidemiology (branch of medicine which deals with the incidence, distribution, and possible control of diseases) and treatment of Shingles on Friday, Nov. 22 at 2:00 p.m. at the Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road (2nd level), Gardens at Great Neck Plaza, above Best Market. Q&A.

Dr. Frank Cacace has been a general internist with Northwell Health since 1997 and is currently the Associate Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine. He is an associate professor of medicine at Hofstra School of Medicine.

 

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 Best 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 Avenue, 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

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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