Upcoming events at the Great Neck Library

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The Yale Spizzwinks(?), America’s first and oldest underclassman a cappella group will perform at the Main Library.

The Spizzwinks(?) Yale A Cappella Group at Main

Enjoy a performance by the Yale Spizzwinks(?), America’s first and oldest underclassman
a cappella group on Sunday, Jan. 13 at 1:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue.

Since 1914 members of the Spizzwinks(?) have entertained audiences around the world with their unique blend of sweet harmony and tongue-in-cheek humor. Zach Lee of the Spizzwinks(?) is a Great Neck alumnus.

GNL Tech Squad at Main

Learn how to use your iPad or tablet, social media, Microsoft Office, smartphone apps, and more in a small group setting on Tuesdays in January from 1 to 3 p.m. in the small multipurpose room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue. Bring in specific questions and issues, or just learn the basics of technology. No registration required. Contact Chris Van Wickler at (516) 466-8055, ext. 246, or email cvanwickler@greatnecklibrary.org.

What’s New in Stem Cell Research
presented by Daniel A. Grande, PhD, Northwell Health at Main

Daniel A. Grande, PhD will explore the different types of stem cells and how they can be used in the field of regenerative medicine on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 2 p.m. in the community room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue.

Questions will be addressed including: What is a stem cell? How do stem cells work? What diseases have shown promise by the application of stem cell technology?

Grande is Associate Professor, Center for Bioelectronic Medicine, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research; Director, Orthopaedic Research Laboratory, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research; Associate Professor, Molecular Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

Homework Helpers at Main

Homework Helpers is a drop-in program where kids in grades K to 5 can receive homework help from high school students in a group setting, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31, and Feb. 5, 7, 12, and 14 at the Main Library from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. No registration needed. Stop by the large multipurpose room to check-in on the day of the program. First come, first served.

Allies in Wellness with Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh at Main

Join Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh in this ongoing spiritual discussion on living creatively and accessing your higher consciousness. The next discussion will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue. Registration strongly suggested by calling (516) 466-8055 ext. 218/219, or registering online.

Board of Trustees Meeting at Main

The next regular meeting of the Great Neck Library Board of Trustees is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the large multipurpose room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue. All are welcome. Check with the Library at (516) 466-8055 to confirm that there has been no change in meeting date, time or location.

Matinee Film at Main

The next Wednesday Matinee, Neil Simon’s story about a former actress, her 9-year-old daughter and the aspiring actor who lives with them, will be shown on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 2 p.m. at the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue.

Mindfulness Meditation facilitated by Carolyn Carpentiere at Main

Join Carolyn Carpentiere for Mindfulness Meditation on Wednesday, Jan. 16 from 7:15 to 8 p.m. in the community room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue.

Meditation is a practice that strengthens our focus and attention, as well as releases stress to stay healthy. Open to all skill levels. Bring a mat or use a library chair that will be available.

Carolyn received her 200 hour yoga certification at Long Island Yoga School in 2009 and has continued to work in and study many other holistic solutions to health including Mindfulness Meditation and Reiki.

Fermentation: What’s It All About? at Main
presented by Cheryl Paswater

Cheryl Paswater of Contraband Ferments will cover the basic science behind making sauerkraut, why it’s good for you, and how to make it yourself on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. in the community room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue.

Fermentation is one of the oldest food processing methods still used today. Scientifically known as zymology, it is the conversion of carbohydrates into alcohols, carbon dioxide, yeast, or bacteria. Beer, miso, sourdough, kefir, kimchi and many other foods are the product of fermentation.

Encore Film at Station

The next encore film, Neil Simon’s story about a former actress, her nine-year-old daughter and the aspiring actor who lives with them, will be shown on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road, above Best Market.

Project Independence Men’s Group at Parkville

Join the discussion when the Project Independence Men’s Group meets on Fridays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Parkville Branch, 10 Campbell Street (off Lakeville Road), New Hyde Park. The next meeting will be held on Jan. 18.

Project Independence provides and opportunities for seniors that enable them to live independently while maintaining socially active and healthy lives, including help with health related issues, caregiver support, transportation needs for shopping, doctor’s appointments, food and nutrition, and access to benefit and financial assistance.

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, Jan. 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the large multipurpose room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue. Sharing is encouraged but not required. Published author Lynda Aron has taught writing workshops and book discussion groups for the past 30 years.

Search for Prospective Candidates
Great Neck Library Board of Trustees and Nominating Committee

The 2019 Library Election will be held on Oct. 28. There will be two seats expiring in January 2020 – one on the Board of Trustees (Scott Sontag) and one on the Nominating Committee (Patrick McDonnell).

Any nominee for a position on the Board of Trustees or the Nominating Committee must be a member of the Great Neck Library Association by Oct. 1, 2019.

All persons 18 years of age or older, who are residents of the Great Neck school district and are either valid library card holders or registered voters with the Nassau County Board of Elections, will be members of the association.

Interested members should send a letter and résumé by Friday, May 24 to:
The Chair of the Nominating Committee
c/o The Director’s Office
Great Neck Library
159 Bayview Avenue
Great Neck, NY 11023.

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 emails 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.

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