What’s happening at the Great Neck Library – July 27 edition

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What’s happening at the Great Neck Library – July 27 edition
Assemblyman Anthony D’Urso presented ceramic artist Lauren Skelly Bailey with a New York State Citation for her Coral Awareness project that was on display at the Great Neck Library.

Independent Nomination Petitions Being Accepted

In accordance with the bylaws of the Great Neck Library, the deadline for filing of petitions for independent nominations for expiring seats on the Board of Trustees and Nominating Committee is Aug. 15, 2018.

Petition forms are available in the Director’s Office during regular business hours. Biographical information for all candidates will appear in the October-December issue of the Library Newsletter and online at www.greatnecklibrary.org.

The Nominating Committee has endorsed candidates, as follows, to fill four seats on the Library Board of Trustees and three seats on the Nominating Committee that will be expiring in January 2019.

Board of Trustees:

  • Four-year term, January 2019-2023 for the seat currently held by Robert Schaufeld – Nominating Committee Endorsed Candidate: Liman Mimi Hu.
  • Four-year term, January 2019-2023 for the seat currently held by Joel Marcus – Nominating Committee Endorsed Candidate: David Zielenziger.
  • Remaining two-year term, January 2019-2021 for Doug Hwee’s seat – Nominating Committee Endorsed Candidate: Josie Pizer.
  • Remaining one-year term, January 2019-2020 for Francine Ferrante Krupski’s seat – Nominating Committee Endorsed Candidate: Scott Sontag.

Nominating Committee:

  • Three-year term, January 2019-2022 for the seat currently held by Howard Esterces – Nominating Committee Endorsed Candidate: Francine Ferrante Krupski.
  • Three-year term, January 2019-2022 for the seat currently held by Donald Panetta – Nominating Committee Endorsed Candidate: William Gens.
  • Remaining two-year term, January 2019-2021 for Samuel Gottlieb’s seat – Nominating Committee Endorsed Candidate: Alex Au.

Lauren Skelly Bailey presented with New York State Citation

Assemblyman Anthony D’Urso presented ceramic artist Lauren Skelly Bailey with a New York State Citation for her project, Coral Awareness. Thanks to the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Huntington Arts Council, this summer Bailey was featured at the Great Neck Library as part of her Creative Communities Grant project.

Falls Prevention at Station

Learn about simple steps you can take to prevent falls from Lori Ginsberg, RN on Monday,
July 30 at 3:30 p.m. at the Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road (2nd level), above Best Market. Get tips to help stay active, confident and independent. Lori Ginsberg RN is the program director for community health initiatives at the Katz Institute for Women’s Health at Northwell.

Which Zodiac Sign Am I Compatible With?
presented by Astrologer Maria DeSimone at Main

Join astrologer Maria DeSimone to find out how the different signs of the zodiac interact with one another on Tuesday, July 31 at 2 p.m. in the Community Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue. Maria serves as president for the Long Island, New York chapter of the National Council for Geocosmic Research (NCGR), one of the leading professional astrology organizations.

Summer Community Service for Teens
Volunteer this summer and make a difference for local community organizations. Earn community service by participating in craft and writing projects for a variety of interests and abilities. Your service will impact youth, families, veterans, pets, and more. Volunteer dates are Wednesdays, Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. Come as often or as little as you would like. No registration needed. By participating, you will be able to complete an activity for the Teen Summer Reading Program. Contact Courtney Greenblatt, (516) 466-8055 ext. 302.

Naturalization Workshops at Parkville

The first of two Naturalization Workshops will be given on Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 1 p.m. at the Parkville Branch, 10 Campbell Street off Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park 11040. Learn about the Naturalization process which will include filling out the proper forms, requirements and contact information. This workshop is offered in collaboration with Literacy Nassau and the New York State Office of New Americans.

The second workshop is Understanding Immigration Reform, and will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 7:00 p.m. also at Parkville. Presenter Treasa Kalliath works to find legal solutions for those immigrants who are struggling to find a legal footing in the U.S., and will share her knowledge and perspectives on the current state of immigration.

Treasa is a solo practitioner in U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law, and has a practice in Hicksville, NY. She is affiliated with three immigration law firms in New York for whom she handles various immigration related services.

In the Main Gallery
John P. Cardone Photography: Wildlife and Waterscapes

The Wildlife and Waterscapes photography of John P. Cardone will be on display in the Main Library Gallery from Aug. 1 to 28, at 159 Bayview Avenue. “In my waterscape and wildlife images, I try to capture the beauty and spiritual magnificence of nature,” Cardone said. “My photographs represent a moment in time through unique natural settings and the amazing personalities of wildlife. I am particularly interested in how nature can calm people’s minds while they take a “time out” from their hectic, busy lives.”

Wednesday Matinee Film at Main

The next Wednesday Matinee, a musical that tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a worldwide sensation, will be shown on Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 2 p.m. at the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue.

Lakeville Literary Club

Join a discussion of Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood on Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 7:00 p.m. at the Lakeville Branch, 475 Great Neck Road. This novel is a retelling of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Call (516) 466-8055, ext. 232.

Free Blood Pressure Screenings at Station

Have your blood pressure checked by a clinical nurse from St. Francis Hospital, free of charge on Thursday, Aug. 2 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road (2nd level), above Best Market. Additional screenings will be held on Thursday, Sept. 6 at the Station Branch from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the Reference area.

The New Woman and the 5-Cent Hot Dog Art Lecture/Slide presentation
by Evelyn Silver at Main

Docent Evelyn Silver will show us how major artists capture, in their paintings, the spirit of 1920-1940 and the changing roles of women on Thursday, Aug. 2 at 2 p.m. in the Community Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue. Evelyn Silver is a docent with the Nassau County Museum of Art, and lecturer – University Without Walls.

Encore Film at Station

The next encore film, a musical that tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a worldwide sensation, will be shown on Thursday, Aug. 2 at 2 p.m. at the Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road (2nd level), Gardens at Great Neck Plaza, above Best Market.

Socrates Salon with Conversation Host Ron Gross at Main

Join Ron Gross when he facilitates a conversation about HOPE: Its Power and Potential in Our Lives and Our Politics at the next Socrates Salon on Friday, Aug. 3 at 3 p.m. in the Large Multipurpose Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue.

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 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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