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 16

11:00 a.m. – 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 Library Programming Room

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Zentangle Art Party
Create beautiful geometric designs with pen and pencil.
LOCATION: Parkville Branch Library Programming Room

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Tween Book Club
Read Stand Up, Yumi Chung! by Jessica Kim and then join us for a discussion of the story.
LOCATION: Outside the Main Library Lower Lobby

Monday, October 18

9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Learn ASL
Stop by the Children’s Reference desk to learn a few new signs in American Sign Language each week.

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Basic Microsoft Excel (In Person or Virtual/Online)
LOCATION for In Person: Main Library Community Room

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Tiny Tots Storytime
Children ages 3 to 5 years enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and fingerplays.
LOCATION: Outside Main Library Lower Lobby

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

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Chair Yoga and Fitness Online
Half 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

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Navigating College Admissions and the Importance of Community Service
The Great Give Back 2021
Teens and parents will learn how COVID-19 has changed the college admissions landscape, and how teens can position themselves to develop a compelling narrative to increase their chances for admission. We will also discuss the importance of community service, how it can provide an opportunity for personal growth and an opportunity to showcase a teen’s character. The presentation will be led by Ron Feuchs and Jackie Tepper, partners at Stand Out For College, LLC. The Great Give Back is a community service initiative created by the Suffolk County Public Library Directors Association and the Suffolk Cooperative Library System, in conjunction with the Nassau Library System. cgreenblatt@greatnecklibrary.org

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Mah Jongg Strategies: Tips and Tricks Series with Donna Miller-Small
Do you have a basic knowledge of Mah Jongg, know the card and would like to learn more? In these sessions you will hone your skills of passing tiles, picking the right hand, and playing a defensive game. Seasoned players are welcome. Knowledge of the game is required; this is not a learn-to-play class. Please bring a 2021 card to class.
Meeting ID: 939 7968 7806 Passcode: 300160

Tuesday, October 19

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Yoga Flow facilitated by Carolyn Carpentiere Online
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

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Hearing and Hearing Disturbances Online Presentation
Dr. Maja Svrakic discusses the prevalence of hearing loss; why hearing loss should be treated and what happens if it is not; who should you see and when should you see them; what are some hearing device options and do they work; why does my friend/sister/neighbor hate their hearing aids; when is surgery an option for hearing loss; am I too old/infirm to have surgery for hearing loss…and much more. Program courtesy of Nassau Libraries Health Share.

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Buenos Aires and the Jewish Community with Sheila Taub
Argentina has a large Jewish community, and most live in Buenos Aires. Jewish people farmed the land in Argentina before forming farming communities in Israel. By the turn of the century an organized Jewish community infrastructure had already been established. Discover why Jews were attracted to Argentina and how the community has both suffered and flourished.
Meeting ID: 859 4166 2367 Passcode: 633695

6:30 p.m. (approx. start time)
Board of Trustees Regular Meeting online via ZOOM
JOIN ZOOM MEETING: https://www.google.com/url?q=https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81904679471?pwd%3DMWxIaUowcGJoUEVrOEdDMkZ5YXdyQT09&sa=D&source=calendar&ust=1633191497973649&usg=AOvVaw3UoBbnH8gJ2vvSIj8Ot2kn
Meeting ID: 819 0467 9471 Passcode: 735236
Dial In: 929-205-6099
LOCATION: Online/Virtual

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Create a Focus or Mood Board with Jamboard
Ages 12 to 18
Feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or just gloomy? Whether you’re stressed about passing chemistry, getting into college, or just need something to make you smile, try making a focus or mood board. We’ll use Jamboard, a digital Google app, to easily create and edit a board filled with images to make you feel happy or motivated.
Registration is required. You can register online or by phone in order to receive the Zoom Meeting ID and Password, as well as an email reminder. STEMLab@greatnecklibrary.org

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Ophthalmology & You online presentation
Dr. Pomeranz presents an informative lecture discussing common issues affecting the eyes including: blurred vision due to needing glasses or contact lenses, glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration and diabetes. After the presentation, Dr. Pomeranz also welcomes questions from the audience about eye disease or eye care. Program courtesy of Nassau Libraries Health Share.

3:30 – 4:15 p.m.
Sticks in the Stacks Online
Join Mina and Jamie for social stitching time on Wednesdays! Drop in and learn the basics of knitting and crocheting, perhaps just brush up on what you already know and help us crochet and knit for a cause!
Meeting ID: 989 9496 9220 Passcode: sticks
CONTACT: Lakeville Branch

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Intro to Computer Coding (virtual/online)
Ages 8 to 12
Get a basic introduction to the world of computer coding with our four-week course. Each week, we’ll learn about a different coding language, and what kinds of projects you can create with each. This class is for beginners.
Registration is required. You can register online or by phone in order to receive the Zoom Meeting ID and Password, as well as an email reminder. STEMLab@GreatNeckLibrary.org

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Lakeville Literary Club
The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
Join us on Zoom to participate remotely. Title is also available via Overdrive: https://nassau.overdrive.com/nassau-greatneck/content/media/4570450
Meeting ID: 922 9873 4385 Passcode: books

Thursday, October 21

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Sensory Babytime
Stories, songs, movement, rhymes and sensory fun for babies birth to 9 months and their caregivers.
LOCATION: Parkville Branch Outside Garden

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Parent Tech Time (In Person)
Learn how to code, create, and design various projects with STEM Lab tech. Feel free to come back later with the kids to show them what you’ve learned. STEMLab@greatnecklibrary.org

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Lise Meitner: A Physics Love Story with Edward Sierra
Meitner is the unsung hero of nuclear fission, having played an essential role in its 1938 discovery. That year, when Hitler’s rise to power put all Jewish scientists at risk; Meitner made a daring escape out of Germany. She faced both gender and racial discrimination, yet never ceased to pursue her work, the science that was the passion of her life.
Meeting ID: 825 4346 6254 Passcode: 199949

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 22

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
iPhone and iPad 101 (Virtual/Online)
Topics will include how to navigate your screen, how to organize and interact with apps, how to download apps, and more. jpoland@greatnecklibrary.org

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Friday Films
The Thomas Crown Affair 1968, 1 hr., 42 min.
A debonair, adventuresome bank executive believes he has pulled off the perfect multi-million-dollar heist, only to match wits with a sexy insurance investigator who will do anything to get her man.
Watch at your leisure, free with your Great Neck Library card on Hoopla, or with ads on The Roku Channel and Pluto. Meeting ID: 945 7942 7808 Passcode: films

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