Happening at the Great Neck Library

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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, November 6

9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Story Swap
November is National Novel Writing Month. We will have various composition notebooks available for checkout, each with a different theme. Add a story, a drawing, or even just a doodle related to the theme and return it to the library for someone else to add to next.

Sunday, November 7

9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Story Swap
November is National Novel Writing Month. We will have various composition notebooks available for checkout, each with a different theme. Add a story, a drawing, or even just a doodle related to the theme and return it to the library for someone else to add to next.
Monday, November 8

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Tai Chi Online
Tai Chi is designed to increase your flexibility and range of motion while improving your gait and balance. Our class is designed for beginners or someone with little to no knowledge of Tai Chi.
Registration Required. Courtesy of the Nassau Libraries Health Share.

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Career Exploration Series: Licensed Practical Nursing with Millenial Scnce
Licensed Practical Nursing: Monday, November 8
LPNS will provide basic nursing care in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, or in private care.
Teens will learn how to take temperatures and check for heartbeats, similar to the work of an LPN.
Web Developer: Monday, November 15
Web developers will design and create websites for clients.
Teens will learn the basic essentials of curating a specialty website, and further understand freelance work.
The careers in the workshop series are focused on non-traditional schooling that are less than four years and over $50,000 in salary. Contact: YA librarian cgreenblatt@greatnecklibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Library Community Room

Tuesday, November 9

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Yoga Flow Online 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

11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Parent-Child Yoga facilitated by Instructor MaryClare Chiofalo
Children ages 2-5 years with an accompanying adult.
Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or towel. This program will take place outside of the Main building near the Children’s Department entrance (on the lower level).

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Sonia Delaunay: Color Brings Joy with Vivian Gordon
Born Sara Stern in the Ukraine, more than any other early 20th-century artist, Delaunay saw no boundary between painting and the decorative arts. She created books, theater and interior designs, textiles and many striking fashions during her long and prolific career. Meeting ID: 875 9412 6562 Passcode: 310616

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Socrates Salon with Conversation Host Ron Gross
Share feelings, experiences, creativity and hopes for the holiday season.
To Join this online conversation, 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.

Wednesday, November 10

12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Vietnam 45 Years after the Fall of Saigon with Sheila Taub online
Vietnam has become a popular tourist destination. Prices are very reasonable. Explore the markets where local people shop. See how they transport people and items by motor bike, their most popular form of transportation. Observe the beautiful Buddhist temples. Discover the beauty of Halong Bay. See how they view what they call the American War. Discover what Vietnam has to offer.
Meeting ID: 865 4528 9995 Passcode: 068264

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

4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
STEAM Storycraft
Ages K-2nd Grade
Join librarian Ms. Judy for science-themed story times featuring fiction and nonfiction and related experiments and crafts. You must use your child’s library card to register. LOCATION: Parkville Branch Outside Garden

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Jr. Levels Debate Club
5th and 6th graders
Free virtual public speaking and debate classes, Wednesday nights from 6 to 7 pm.
Led by a national-level high school debater, you will learn the basics of debate and public speaking. Join to be empowered with your voice and learn debate skills, such as technique and etiquette.

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Jr. Levels Writing Club
Grades 5 & 6
This essay writing course is an opportunity for students to learn the basics of developing a well-structured essay. We will be going over formatting, sentence structure, merging quotes, editing, revising, and more that will help make writing an essay easy and fast. Students are welcome to bring work that they are currently working on or past works that they want help with writing.

Thursday, November 11

9:00 AM – 9:00 p.m.
Story Swap
November is National Novel Writing Month. We will have various composition notebooks available for checkout, each with a different theme. Add a story, a drawing, or even just a doodle related to the theme and return it to the library for someone else to add to next.

Friday, November 12

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Yoga Flow Online 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

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Learn ASL (American Sign Language)
Stop by the Children’s Reference desk at the Main building every Friday to learn a few new signs in American Sign Language.

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Basic Google Sheets (In Person or Virtual/Online)
Adults
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. STEMLab@greatnecklibrary.org

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Friday Films
Vivre Sa Vie
1962, Not Rated, 1 hr., 25 min.
Twelve episodic tales in the life of a Parisian woman and her slow descent into prostitution.
Watch at your leisure, free with your Great Neck Library card on Kanopy, with subscription on HBOMax and Criterion Channel. Meeting ID: 886 7303 3330 Passcode: 460686
cdipietro@greatnecklibrary.org

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) Online
SAIL into this strength, balance, and aerobic 50-minute fun musical workout.
Courtesy of Nassau Libraries Health Share.

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Meditation in Current Times Online
John Bednarik leads a powerful workshop on using meditation to reduce stress, help with depression, anxiety, pain, and improve concentration. Courtesy of the Nassau Libraries Health Share.

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