Library Column Sept. 12 Edition

Dr. Diane Cypkin performs a musical salute to Molly Picon: Star of the Yiddish Theatre at the Main Library.

Library Closings

All Great Neck Library locations will close at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18 for Yom Kippur Eve. The Station and Lakeville Branches will be closed on Wednesday, Sept. 19 for Yom Kippur. The Main Library and Parkville Branch will be open.

The Great Neck Library is Going Green

At the Aug. 21 Special Board of Trustees Meeting, a Sustainability Pledge was adopted for the Main Library and all Branches to act in an environmentally responsible manner.
As we reduce, reuse and recycle, we will be discontinuing the distribution of plastic bags at the Circulation Desk beginning Nov. 1. Please feel free to bring your own carry-all. We appreciate the cooperation of the community and thank you in advance for supporting your Library as it goes Eco-Friendly.

Parkville’s Family Film Festival

Enjoy an animated film about Dory, the friendly, forgetful blue tang fish on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 1:30 p.m. at the Parkville Branch, 10 Campbell St. (off Lakeville Road), New Hyde Park.

A Musical Salute to Molly Picon: Star of the Yiddish Theatre
Performed by Diane Cypkin at Main

Join Dr. Diane Cypkin for a musical salute to Molly Picon: Star of the Yiddish Theatre on Sunday, Sept. 16 at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Ave.

Diane Cypkin, accompanied by Lena Panfilova on piano, tells the life story of Molly Picon, this exciting first lady of the Yiddish Stage through the countless songs she sang and often wrote during her many years as an entertainer. This concert is a bouquet of tangos, waltzes, and fox-trots that will have you humming for days. It is a tribute to a legend.

Dr. Cypkin is a Professor of Media and Communications Arts at Pace University in New York, an accomplished entertainer as well as a curator of exhibits on Molly Picon at Lincoln Center and the Yiddish Theatre at the Museum of the City of New York.

Lena Panfilova is a graduate of the Moscow Conservatory, has performed as a collaborative pianist with many musicians, and given many solo and chamber concerts in Russia, across Europe, and in the United States.

Women’s Health and Integrative Medicine presented by Lucy P. Gade MD, MPH of Northwell Health at Main

Join Integrative Women’s Health Practitioner, Lucy Gade MD, MPH and learn about the emerging field of Integrative Medicine on Monday, Sept. 17 at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Ave.

Integrative Medicine employs such techniques as Yoga, Tai Chi, Meditation, Pilates, Mindfulness, Acupuncture, Medical Nutrition Therapy and more.

Lucy P. Gade MD, MPH is the Medical Director of the Center for Wellness and Integrative Medicine at Northwell Health. For over 10 years, Dr. Gade has been practicing clinical medicine with a holistic focus on Women’s Health in Manhattan.

Paul Newman: The Most Famous Blue Eyes in Movies
presented by Marc Courtade at Main

Marc Courtade, along with video clips, looks at the life, body of work, popularity and endurance of Paul Newman on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Ave.

Paul Newman was an actor, director and entrepreneur, with a film career that spanned 50years. Founder of Newman’s Own, all profits from his food company go to charity.

Marc Courtade, while serving as Business Manager at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, implemented and curated a successful pre-performance series called Performance PLUS! for 10 seasons.

The Writer Within facilitated by Lynda Aron at Main

Access your authentic voice and explore the power of imagination, self-expression and storytelling. New writers, professionals and everyone in between are welcome when Lynda Aron facilitates this writing workshop on Friday, Sept. 21 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the Large Multipurpose Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Ave. Sharing is encouraged but not required. Published author Lynda Aron has taught writing workshops and book discussion groups for the past 30 years.

Great Neck Library Closing/Cancellation Information Online

Library patrons connected to the internet are asked to check the website: for Library weather-related closings/program cancellations.
In order to access this service, Library District residents can log on to, type in their zip code or Great Neck Library and obtain information on program cancellations or Library closings. In addition, at no charge, residents can request automatic e-mails from when the Library has posted any information. This is a great way for Library District residents who are connected online to be advised of weather-related changes in Library hours or programs.



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