Meet the Candidates Night at Main
The public is invited to meet the candidates seeking positions on the Library’s Board of Trustees and Nominating Committee on Thursday, Oct. 3 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. in the Main Library’s Community Room, 159 Bayview Avenue.
This is an opportunity for community members to take part in their library. Since the election is uncontested, the League of Women Voters will not be moderating this session.
Candidates are Scott J. Sontag for the expiring seat of Scott J. Sontag: Board of Trustees; Steve M. Jacob for the expiring seat of Patrick McDonnell: Nominating Committee.
Biographical information for the candidates appears in the October/November/December Library Newsletter.
Great Neck Library Oct. 28, 2019 Election Information
Eligible voters will elect one person to the Board of Trustees for a four-year term (January 2020 -January 2024) and one person to the Nominating Committee for a three-year term (January 2020 – January 2023) to fill the seats that will be expiring in January 2020. Those elected will take office at the Library Association Annual Reorganization Meeting on January 2020.
Candidates: Board of Trustees – For expiring seat of Scott J. Sontag, Nominating Committee Candidate: Scott J. Sontag. Nominating Committee – For expiring seat of Patrick McDonnell, Nominating Committee Candidate: Steve M. Jacob.
Voter Eligibility: In order to vote, you must be 18 years of age or older, a resident of the
Great Neck School District and either a valid Library cardholder by the Record Date of Oct. 7, 2019, or a registered voter with the Nassau County Board of Elections.
To obtain a valid Great Neck Library card, present one form of identification showing your name and Library School District address at the Circulation Desk of any Great Neck Library location.
In-person voting will be held on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Voting sites are the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue, Great Neck 11023 for those residents who live north of Northern Boulevard; and the Parkville Branch Library, 10 Campbell Street (off Lakeville Road), New Hyde Park 11040 for residents who live south of Northern Boulevard.
Voting by Proxy: Proxies must be requested on a form provided by the Library. Proxy request forms are available at all Great Neck Library locations, on the Library’s website at greatnecklibrary.org and also in the Library’s Newsletter. October 22 is the last day for the Library to mail Proxy Ballots. Arrangements will be made by the Director’s Office for Proxies to be picked up in person for proxy requests received after this date. Completed Proxies must be received at the Main Post Office on Welwyn Road by October 25 before 5:00 p.m. or deposited in a locked box at Main or the Branches before 5:00 p.m. on this date.
For general questions about the election, call 516-466-8055, ext. 201.
All Great Neck Library locations will be closed on Sunday, Sept. 29, for the Eve of Rosh Hashanah. The Station and Lakeville Branches will be closed on Monday, September 30 for Rosh Hashanah. The Main Library and Parkville Branch will remain open on September 30.
Good Vibrations, Atria Cutter Mill Residents Exhibition, Main Library Gallery
Atria Cutter Mill Senior Living presents “Good Vibrations” exhibit on view from Oct. 1 to 29 in the Main Library Gallery, 159 Bayview Avenue. This bold collection of color field paintings represents the Senior residents’ lighthearted world view. Together they explore the evocative power of color… individually each artist creates their own brand of pop magic and/or psychedelic cool.
The Opening Reception is Saturday, Oct. 5 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Flushing: Where Religious Freedom was Born presented by Ron Brown at Main
Ronald Brown will present Flushing: Where Religious Freedom was Born on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Library’s Community Room, 159 Bayview Avenue.
Flushing has become famous as the home of American religious freedom and diversity. Today it is a city where Protestants, Catholics, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, and Hindus live in freedom and tolerance. Ron Brown will discuss the history of Flushing and how it evolved to what it is today.
Dr. Ronald Brown is an authority on the religious history of New York City, publishing three books on the subject. He taught history and political science at Touro College since 1994 and world religions at the Unification Theological Seminary since 2002.
Matinee Film at Main
The next Wednesday Matinee, about an act of civil disobedience that turns into a standoff with police when homeless people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter from the bitter cold, will be shown on Oct. 2 at 2:00 p.m. at the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue.
Active Shooter Incidents: Prevention, Preparation, Response, Survival presented by Don Longo at Main
Don Longo, Licensed Private Investigator, will present a program about Active Shooter Incidents: Prevention, Preparation, Response, Survival, on Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Main Library’s Community Room, 159 Bayview Avenue.
This program provides participants with the knowledge, techniques, and skills that will best equip them to survive an Active Shooter Incident.
Don Longo is licensed by the Department of State, State of New York, as a Private Investigator. He is a retired police officer with over forty years of experience in law enforcement and personal and corporate security, and he has trained and worked with agents of the FBI and the United States Secret Service. Mr. Longo is recognized as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in domestic and international anti-crime procedures and Active Shooter Incident Prevention and Response Training.
Material in this course of instruction was provided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, and in association with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Free Blood Pressure Screenings at Station
Have your blood pressure checked by a clinical nurse from St. Francis Hospital, free of charge on Thursday, Oct. 3 between the hours of 12:00 and 2:00 p.m. at the Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road (2nd level), Gardens at Great Neck Plaza, above Best Market.
Hypertension affects an astounding one in four adult Americans. Also known as high blood pressure, this condition usually has no symptoms, which is why it is often called the “silent killer.”
No registration required.
Red Flags of Investment Fraud at Main presented by Diego Brucculeri (SEC) Security Exchange Commission
Diego Brucculeri will present Red Flags of Investment Fraud on Thursday, Oct. 3 at
2:00 p.m. in the Main Library’s Community Room, 159 Bayview Avenue.
He will cover the role of the U.S. SEC, give a brief overview of different types of investments/risks, discuss Red Flags, and answer questions.
Diego Brucculeri is a Supervisory Staff Accountant in the SEC’s Enforcement program. He has worked in the SEC’s NY office for 18 years.
Encore Film at Station
The next encore film, about an act of civil disobedience that turns into a standoff with police when homeless people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter from the bitter cold, will be shown on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 2:00 p.m. at the Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road (2nd level), above Best Market.
Socrates Salon with Ron Gross at Main
Join the conversation facilitated by Ron Gross when the discussion focuses on What’s the Right Thing To Do? on Friday, Oct. 4 at 3:00 p.m. in the Main Library’s Large Multipurpose Room, 159 Bayview Avenue. Would You Do the Right Thing? Here’s your chance to become “The Ethicist.”
No registration required. Refreshments and socializing at 2:40 p.m.
Great Neck Library Closing/Cancellation Information Online
Library patrons connected to the Internet are asked to check the website: www.cancellations.com for Library weather-related closings/program cancellations.
In order to access this service, Library District residents can log on to cancellations.com, 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 cancellations.com 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.