Library congratulates Station Branch library head Kathleen Cotter on her retirement and welcomes Irene Winkler as Station’s new head librarian
Librarian Kathleen Cotter retired as of Nov. 18 from her position as Station Branch Head, after 17 years of dedication to the Branch. Cotter was very proud of the Branch. Her patrons, the staff, administration and Board of Trustees wish her happiness and contentment as she embarks on a new life after the Great Neck Library.
The Library is now pleased to welcome new Station Branch Head Librarian Irene Winkler, who comes to the Great Neck Library after a long tenure at the Bryant Library in Roslyn where she began as a clerk in 2001.
Winkler wore many hats while at Bryant, including that of Young Adult Services Librarian and Information Services Librarian. She served many functions in the Circulation and Technical Services departments, worked with archives, collection development, and trained new employees.
Through her wide range of experience, she brings to the Station Branch extensive knowledge of all the facets of a library.
Winkler also has a Master of Library Science from Queens College, a Master’s degree in Elementary Education from LIU University C.W.Post, and a Certificate in Public Library Administration from LIU/C.W.Post.
Winkler will begin as Station Branch Head on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017.
Olli Soikkeli and Julien Labro Quartet at Main
Joined by Brazilian bassist, Eduardo Belo, and drummer, Nick Anderson, Olli Soikkeli and Julien Labro will perform music from their release as well as new takes on jazz standards, Gypsy repertoire and new original compositions on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue.
French accordionist, Julien Labro, and Finnish guitarist, Olli Soikkeli met each other at a festival in Colorado in 2016. Both based in New York City, they decided to join forces and collaborate on playing, writing originals as well as arrangements drawing from their diverse musical background. After performing several shows in NYC and across the East Coast, they went into the studio to document some of the music, which led to Rise & Grind (2017), their latest recording project.
This concert was arranged by the Great Neck Library Music Advisory Committee, now in its 47th year. Co-chaired by founding member Gabe Chieco and Michele Ganz, and including members Mary Dehn and Estelle Pace, this all volunteer committee of Great Neck residents represents a wide range of musical experience and performance.
Please note Great Neck School District residents have priority for seating.
New Beginnings Singles 50 Plus
Join the conversation or just come and listen when Marla Matthews facilitates New Beginnings Singles 50 Plus on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 4:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue. This is a growing discussion, social and support group meetup. This event aims to inspire people to make new friends, network and learn new skills towards reinventing themselves.
Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer
Thomas Germano, Professor of Art and Art History will present a visual lecture on the life, times and work of Michelangelo Buonarroti and introduce the works related to a ‘once in a lifetime exhibition’ at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue.
Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564) was celebrated for the excellence of his disegno, the power of drawing and invention that provided the foundation for all the arts. Because of this, his contemporaries called him ‘il divino,’ or, ‘the divine one.’ The exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art runs through Feb. 12, 2018.
West Egg Book Group at Station
Join the West Egg Book Group for a conversation about Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden” on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 7:00 p.m. at the Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road (2nd level), above Best Market.
Wednesday Matinee Film at Main
The next Wednesday Matinee at Main, a funny and heartwarming romantic comedy centering on several London couples whose lives intersect during Christmastime, will be shown on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 2:00 p.m. at the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue.
Carolyn Carpentiere will facilitate Mindfulness Meditation on Wednesday, Dec. 6 from 7:15 to 8:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue.
Meditation is a practice that strengthens focus and attention, as well as
releases stress to stay healthy. Open to all skill levels. Please bring a mat or use the library’s chairs.
Can Holocaust Trauma Be Inherited? The Complex Genetic Legacy of the Second Generation
Join Linda F. Burghardt, Ph.D., Scholar-in-Residence at the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center, when she discusses Holocaust Trauma and Heredity and the Complex Genetic Legacy of the Second Generation, on Thursday, Dec. 7 at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue.
Psychological research has clearly documented how the profound legacy of loss and suffering experienced by Holocaust survivors deeply affects their children. Now biologists are saying that genetics can play an even larger role in transmitting this trauma to the next generation. Dr. Burghardt will describe the science behind these claims and explain how this genetic legacy can have far-reaching consequences for the children of survivors — and their own offspring.
Dr. Linda Burghardt is a journalist and author from Great Neck and the daughter of Holocaust survivors from Vienna. She holds a Ph.D. from LIU Post and currently serves as Scholar-in-Residence at the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center in Glen Cove. She worked for many years as a reporter for The New York Times and is the author of three books. Her articles and essays have appeared in newspapers across the U.S., and she has lectured to both national and international audiences.
Thursday Film Encore at Station
The next encore film, a funny and heartwarming romantic comedy centering on several London couples whose lives intersect during Christmastime, will be shown on December 7 at 2:00 p.m. at the Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road (2nd level), Gardens at Great Neck Plaza, above Best Market.
Librarian Jackie Quinn of Great Neck Library selected as a 2018 American Library Association Emerging Leader
Librarian Jackie Quinn of the Great Neck Library has been selected as a 2018 American Library Association Emerging Leader.
The ALA EL program is a leadership development program which enables newer library workers from across the country to participate in problem-solving work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA structure, and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity.
Quinn came to the Great Neck Library in the summer of 2016 as a children’s librarian. She develops, implements, and leads programs for children, including story times, art programs and STEM programming. She also schedules and plans all the class visits, and also does collection development.
Quinn previously worked for the New York Public Library as the sole Children’s Librarian at the George Bruce Branch in West Harlem.
She received her Master of Library Science in 2015 from Queens College, where she was awarded the Karen Ruzycki Award for Exceptional Service for her work as the Vice President of the Queens College GSLIS Student Association. When in college, she had the opportunity to intern at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and worked at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA, as a library assistant, an experience that directly impacted her decision to become a Children’s Librarian.
Great Neck Library In Search of North High Yearbooks
The Great Neck Library is in search of several editions of Arista Yearbooks from Great Neck North High School. The editions are 1935, 1936, 1952 and 1953. Anyone who owns any of these editions are encouraged to consider donating it to the Library in order to help complete the community’s archives collection. Contact Librarian Christy Orquera at (516) 466-8055, ext. 239 for more information.
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.