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, October 9

10:00 AM – 5:30 p.m.
Create Your Own Model Ship Using Cricut (In Person)
Ages 8+ by Appointment
Celebrate some of the explorers who discovered the Americas. Learn about Christopher Columbus and the Viking Leif Erikson, as well as their ships. Then, select either Columbus’ Caravel or Erikson’s Viking Long Ship to make with our Cricut machine. To make an appointment, call 516-466-8055, ext. 230, or email CVanWickler@GreatNeckLibrary.org. STEMLab@greatnecklibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Library STEM Lab

Monday, October 11

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Tiny Tots Storytime
Ages 3 to 5
Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fingerplays. Outside of the Main building near the Children’s Department entrance (on the lower level).

11:00 AM – 12:30 p.m.
Life after the Presidency
Meeting ID: 973 2803 6814 Passcode: 320206

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Chair Yoga and Fitness
Half of the class we are seated in the chair and half is standing using the support of the chair. 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

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
K – 2: Stories for You
Children in grades K to 2 enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fingerplays. This program will take place outside of the Main building near the Children’s Department entrance (on the lower level).

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
New Beginnings facilitated by Marla Matthews
Join Marla Matthews as she presents hopeful, exciting, and compassionate life solutions in these challenging times. All welcome: married, divorced, widowed, or single … to join in to a supportive, respectful, and exciting life- giving discussion with life coach, social worker, TV talk show host Marla Matthews. Ages 35 plus. Participation encouraged. Meeting ID: 936 1788 6387 Passcode: 754236

Tuesday, October 12

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.
The Supreme Court Year in Review with James Coll
Some of the major decisions made by the Supreme Court over the last 12 months.
Meeting ID: 965 0284 2112 Passcode: 687495

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Socrates Salon with Conversation Host Ron Gross
Solitude … Togetherness … Loneliness – and Our Well-Being
To Join this online conversation please email Ron Gross at grossassoc@aol.com
Share your life experiences, knowledge, and wisdom about topics that matter, as we move from small talk to Big Talk. Everyone speaks and everyone listens, because all of us are wiser than any of us.

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

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Girl-Powered Robotics
All Ages, best for grades 5 to 8
Come in to learn VEX robotics and coding from the Girl Powered workshop and celebrate International Day of Girls on October 12. Great Neck based, all-girl VEX VRC team VexcellentGirls will host this free event. In-depth presentations will be followed by hands-on opportunities to play with our competition-ready robots.
Registration required. This program will be held in person. You can register online or by phone (516-466-8055, ext. 230). STEMLab@GreatNeckLibrary.org.

Wednesday, October 13

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Basic Google Docs (In Person or Virtual via Zoom)
Learn how to unlock all the free apps you can access with your Google or Gmail account. Don’t have a Google account? Let us know when you register and we’ll set up a time for you to come in and make an account with our assistance. Register online or by phone to receive the Zoom Meeting ID and password, as well as an email reminder. jpoland@greatnecklibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Library STEM Lab

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
CONTACT: Lakeville Branch

4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
STEAM Storycraft
Children in Kindergarten to grade 2 enjoy a science-themed storytime and corresponding craft and activities. Caregivers welcome.
LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Intro to Computer Coding (Online/Virtual)
Ages 8 to 12
Get a basic introduction to the world of computer coding with this four-week course. Each week, we’ll learn about a different coding language, and what kinds of projects you can create with each. Beginners. Registration required. STEMLab@greatnecklibrary.org 516-466-8055 ext. 230.

Thursday, October 14

12:00 – 1:15 p.m.
The Power of Awareness Workshops
Befriending Yourself: Awareness of body, thoughts and emotions
Listen to the messages your body, emotions, and thoughts give every moment. This session includes a brief meditation. Led by librarian Mimi Rabizadeh
Meeting ID: 931 7876 5275 Passcode: 587935

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Breast Cancer: Early Detection Saves Lives
Join Maura Calio from Catholic Health ST. Francis Hospital & Health Center for a discussion on knowing your risk, understanding screening tools, hear the latest in Identification and Classification of breast cancers.
Meeting ID: 830 6094 2651 Passcode: 893903

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, October 15

10:00 AM – 11:00 a.m.
Mac 101 (Online/Virtual)
Join us for this Mac program for beginners.

11:00 AM – 11:30 a.m.
Parkville Toddler Time
Children ages 18-36 months and their caregivers enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and movement.
LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Community Room

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Friday Film Discussion
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, 2006, R, 2 hr., 27 min.
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born with a superior olfactory sense, creates the world’s finest perfume. His work, however, takes a dark turn as he searches for the ultimate scent.
Watch at your leisure, free with your Great Neck Library card on Kanopy and Hoopla, and with ads on Pluto and with subscription on Prime. Meeting ID: 945 7942 7808 Passcode: films

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