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, November 13

10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Make a Thanksgiving Thankfulness Tree (In Person)
All Ages, By Appointment
Use our laser engraver to make your tree, perfect for any Thanksgiving table centerpiece. At home, you can write what you’re thankful for on paper leaves and glue them to the tree’s branches. One tree per family.
Call 516-466-8055, ext. 230, or email STEMLab@GreatNeckLibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Library STEM Lab

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Kindness Day
November 13 is Kindness Day. Main Children’s is celebrating by providing a bowl with ideas for random acts of kindness that you can perform for those around you.

8:00 – 9:15 p.m.
Jeopardy Live!
Teens in grades 7+
Play America’s favorite game show — just remember to answer in the form of a question!

Monday, November 15

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Tai Chi Online for Beginners
Tai Chi is designed to increase your flexibility and range of motion while improving your gait and balance.
Registration Required. Courtesy of Nassau Libraries Health Share.

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Holiday Gift Buying Guide: Computers, Phones, and Tablets
Technology Suggestion (In Person or Virtual)
Ages 13+
Join our gift buying guide to learn about different kinds of tech and what to look for when shopping.
Feel free to come prepared with questions about a specific product. This is a hybrid program, available both in-person and virtually via Zoom.

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Plants that Cleanse the Indoor Air online presentation
What are the best plants for cleaning your home’s air? Did you know that the Peace Lily makes the indoors more humid, the Chinese Evergreen is the best dust collector, and Pothos helps reduce carbon monoxide?
Registration Required. Courtesy of Nassau Libraries Health Share

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
School-Age Story Craft online
Ages 5 to 10
Register to receive via email a link to each week’s storytime video and craft materials list.
You must use your child’s library card to register.

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Career Exploration Series with Millennial Science
Web Developer: Web developers 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. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants before the workshop.

Tuesday, November 16

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

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Understanding Gerrymandering, the Census and what they Mean with James Coll
We will analyze the history of the census, the provisions for the process and the way the counting is used after it is conducted. Our analysis will also include the way states are carved into districts and how that process has both changed and remained the same over the history of our republic.
Meeting ID: 898 4458 1916 Passcode: 841877

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Paper Planes
Celebrate National Aviation Month by making paper planes and seeing which can fly the farthest.
LOCATION: Parkville Branch Outside Garden

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Board of Trustees Meeting Online via Zoom
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 873 3597 9892 Passcode: 065947
Dial In (929) 205-6099
Please check for any changes in meeting time, etc.

7:00 – 7:45 p.m.
West Egg Book Club: The Mad Women’s Ball by Victoria Mas
Join librarian Justin for the discussion.
The item is available through Hoopla here:
Meeting ID: 882 7595 2566 Password: 174699

Wednesday, November 17

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 knit/crochet for a cause. Meeting ID: 989 9496 9220 Passcode: sticks

4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
STEAM Storycraft online
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. Zoom login information will be emailed to registrants before the program.

Thursday, November 18

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Basic Microsoft PowerPoint (In Person or Virtual)
Learn the basics of this major Microsoft Office program. Learn how to create basic documents, navigate settings, and more. This is a hybrid program, available both in-person and virtually via Zoom.

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Preschool Art Lab online
Ages 2 to 5
Dress for a mess as we explore various process-based art techniques. Registered participants will receive a list of suggested materials prior to the start of the program.

11:00 – 11:35 a.m.
Worry Dolls
Children of all ages with an adult
Listen to a great story, and make your very own worry doll, to help take away stress and alleviate anxiety. Once you have registered, you will receive an email when the craft kit is ready to pick up, and you receive the video demonstration of this activity on Thursday, November 18 at 11:00 AM.

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
The Power of Awareness Workshop led by librarian Mimi Rabizadeh
Practices to relax the body & mind and deepen your awareness. Sessions will include a brief meditation.
Meeting ID: 931 7876 5275 Passcode: 587935

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Parkville Pageturners online
Join Librarian Kat on Zoom for a discussion of The Midnight Library by Matt Haig.
Meeting ID: 895 7434 5463 Passcode: 660310

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Staying Safe (Online Event)
Teens in Grades 7+
This workshop equips students with the necessary tools to understand, recognize, and prevent sexual assault, harassment, dating violence, and stalking. Students will learn about the warning signs and risk factors related to these issues. Content also includes a discussion of affirmative consent and rape culture and its impact. Victim-blaming is also discussed in order to educate and build empathy.
Register in advance to receive the zoom link on the date of this meeting.

7:00 – 7:30 p.m.
SO Circus online
Children of all ages
Join SO Fun City on a journey through practicing and mastering fun circus skills.
You must use your child’s library card to register.

7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
The Power of Herbs – Immunity online presentation
When we eat right, exercise and create a healing environment our body can flourish and heal. Herbs are full of medicinal properties that help support our bodies. We will talk about medicinal properties such as antibacterial, antiviral etc. How to store herbs and add to your diet.
Registration required. Courtesy of Nassau Libraries Health Share.

Friday, November 19

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 – 11:30 a.m.
‘Hello World!’: Intro to Computer Coding for Adults (In Person or Virtual)
Look at a brief history of computer coding, including what it does and why it is important, and gain hands-on experience with various coding languages. No experience necessary.

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.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Friday Film Discussion
Murder on the Orient Express 1974, PG, 2 hrs. 8 mins.
In December 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.
Watch at your leisure, free with your Great Neck Library card on Kanopy, with ads on Pluto, and with subscription on Prime. Meeting ID: 886 7303 3330 Passcode: films

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

8:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Improv Live!
Teens in grades 7+
Play fun and crazy theatre games.

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