Happening at the Great Neck Library

Happening at the Great Neck Library

***MASK WEARING covering mouth and nose, regardless of vaccination status, is required pursuant to Library Board policy.

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. Outdoor and indoor in-person events have now been added. Some programs are hybrid, where you have a choice of attending in-person or via Zoom. Please always check with the Library before coming to a program. Phone: (516) 466-8055.

Saturday, September 25

11:00 AM – 1:00 p.m.
Fall Scavenger Hunt
Search for Fall-themed clues outside on the lawn and win prizes and goodie bags.
LOCATION: Parkville Branch Programming Room

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Tween Book Club
Read The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart and then join us for a discussion of the story. Copies of the book will be provided to registrants while supplies last. This program will take place outside of the Main building near the Children’s Department entrance (on the lower level).
LOCATION: Main Library Lower Lobby

8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Paint Night
Teens in grades 7+
Welcome the arrival of Autumn with this creative painting activity following along with Bob Ross.

Monday, September 27

Session 1: 10:30 AM – 12:30 p.m.
Session 2: 2:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Explore our World with VR (In Person)
Ages 13+
Celebrate World Tourism Day by going on your own Virtual Reality vacation. Find us in the lobby to use one of our VR headsets to travel to different parts of the world, or explore an ancient Egyptian pyramid. This is a drop by event, so registration is not necessary. Participants must be over the age of 13. Drop by during either of the session times to participate. STEMLab@greatnecklibrary.org

11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Baby Ballet on the Lawn
This magical introduction to ballet starts with reading our favorite dance-based books. Then through fun-filled, ballet-based exercises and music your child will have a wonderful ballet experience.
LOCATION: Parkville Branch Outside Garden

11:00 AM – 12:30 p.m.
The Stars Next Door Online with Bob Waldman
A virtual tour of the homes of the stars, moguls and mobsters who called the North Shore home. Our own Great Neck, Kings Point, Sands Point and Manhasset have been the addresses of Alan King, Sid Caesar, Groucho Marx, Perry Como, Jackie Gleason, Sigourney Weaver and more.
Meeting ID: 968 7028 7478 Passcode: 996397

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Chair Yoga and Fitness
For half of the class, we are seated in the chair and half is standing using the support of the chair. We will work balance, range of motion and strength with an emphasis of finding proper alignment to keep out of pain and injury. We start each class with breath work and end in a short relaxing meditation.
Meeting ID: 893 3351 8627 Passcode: 179753

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Proactive Job-Hunting Strategies for Success facilitated by Nakita Vanstory
Helps job seekers create and commit to a job-hunting game plan for a more positive mindset and more job leads.
Meeting ID: 974 4000 6497 Passcode: 161226

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Teen Yoga Online: Stretch, Strengthen and De-Stress with Beth Bierko
Learn techniques that can reduce stress, improve focus and give you a sense of well-being. Using mindfulness, yoga and breathing techniques, you can feel healthier and happier, gaining tools you can. Great Neck Library and Syosset Public Library Young Adult Services are partnering on these special back-to-school Teen Yoga classes.

8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Teens in grades 7+
Join us in this fun creative drawing session as we follow Dungeons and Dragons-themed prompts.

Tuesday, September 28

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
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Inner and Outer Peace through Meditation with Dr. Frank Pawlowski
Learn how to achieve a state of tranquility during this informative and educational program. Courtesy of Nassau Libraries Health Share.

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Bilingual Storytime
Ages 2-10 years and caregiver
Join our teacher Daniella for a fun and musical English and Spanish storytime. Celebrate Spanish Heritage month with us and enjoy special presentations.
LOCATION: Parkville Branch Outside Garden

Wednesday, September 29

3:30 – 4:15 p.m.
Sticks in the Stacks online
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
CONTACT: Lakeville Branch

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Spanish Heritage Month Presentation
All ages
Join Daniella in a celebration of Spanish culture.
LOCATION: Parkville Branch Outside Garden

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Storing and Organizing Photos on Your Computer (Virtual Online)
Ages 13+
Learn how to use your computer as a digital storage system for your photos. We’ll talk about how to get photos onto your computer, plus ways to organize them and share them to other devices/platforms. STEMLab@greatnecklibrary.org

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Ovarian Cancer Awareness: What Everyone Should Know
Online Presentation
Dr. Jill Whyte has over 13 years of clinical experience caring for women with gynecologic malignancies. She has extensive experience in robotic and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Whyte has a strong interest and expertise in fertility-preserving management of gynecologic cancers and risk reducing surgery for women at genetic risk for gynecologic cancer. Her ongoing research includes innovative surgical and chemotherapy techniques for the treatment of ovarian and vulvar cancers. Bring your questions. Courtesy of Nassau Libraries Health Share.

9:00 – 9:50 p.m.
Creative Writing
Grades 7+
Write short stories and poems via fun prompts.

Thursday, September 30

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Art Lecture: Relationship of Art and Fashion with Vivian Gordon
The representation of dress is significant for interpreting art from the Renaissance to the later 19th century. This talk will consider the role of dress in works by artists such as Titian, Rembrandt, and noted 19th-century painters including Manet, Monet, Cassatt, Whistler, and Sargent.
Meeting ID: 919 6209 9265 Passcode: 234508

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Pauley the Plant Guy
Learn about the deep fall garden and receive plant prizes.
LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Parkville Pageturners
The Duke and I (Book 1 in the Bridgerton Series) by Julia Quinn
Meeting ID: 988 0788 3410 Passcode: 178966
LOCATION: Parkville Branch Outside Garden

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

7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Jewelry Making
Teens in grades 7+
Join us to make some fun jewelry pieces together.

Friday, October 1

10:30 AM – 12:00 p.m.
Express Yourself Online (In Person or Virtual/Online)
Learn about the differences between social media sites, blogs, vlogs, and podcasts. We’ll also talk about how you can get started creating your very own online form of expression.
This will be a hybrid program, available both in-person and virtually via Zoom.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Friday Film Discussion
Hud, 1963, NR, 1 hr., 52 min.
Honest and hard-working Texas rancher Homer Bannon has a conflict with his unscrupulous, selfish, arrogant and egotistical son Hud, who sank into alcoholism after accidentally killing his brother in a car crash.
Streaming free with your Great Neck Library card on Kanopy, Amazon Prime, and Hulu with subscription and with ads on Pluto. Meeting ID: 945 7942 7808 Passcode: films

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Junior Levels Pokemon Fusion Speed Drawing
5th and 6th grades
Join us for a fun round of speed drawings as we create bizarre Pokemon fusions.

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