Happening at the Great Neck Library

Go to the Events listings on the Library’s website at greatnecklibrary.org for more information. You can also call the Library at 466-8055. For certain events that require registration, any further meeting info will be released by the date of the event for registered users. Check your email before joining the event.

Online Programs are held live on Zoom unless specified. Open to all. No Zoom account required. You may join Zoom events by going to join.zoom.us, and enter the program’s Meeting ID and Password. You can also dial in at 1 (646) 558-8656 or find your local number at zoom.us/zoomconference.

Saturday, October 31

10:00 AM – 6:00 p.m.
Autumn Scavenger Hunt
Don’t stop be-leafing in the wonder of autumn. For the month of October, you can look around your home for the items on this autumn-themed scavenger hunt:
Join Children’s Librarian Trainee Miss Jen.
Once you complete your search, call the Children’s Department at (516) 466-8055
to claim your prize.

10:30 AM – 12:30 p.m.
Special Event
Outdoor Trick or Treat Spin Wheel
All ages
Stop by the front of the Main Library to spin a wheel and win a prize. One lucky spinner will walk away with a Raspberry pi and a custom case for it. The prize will vary from awesome 3D prints, laser cut projects, candy, and more. Come in costume for the chance to spin the wheel twice.
Face Masks are required for this program and must be worn at all times. All patrons must follow proper social distancing procedures.
The event will take place rain or shine but is subject to while supplies last.
No Registration Required
[email protected]  (516) 466-8055 ext. 230

Monday, November 2

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Virtual Tech Help
Adults (18+)
Contact the STEM Lab to arrange a virtual one-on-one appointment with one of the STEM Lab librarians. Meet over the phone or on a video call. Email [email protected] or call (516) 466-8055 ext. 230.

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Storytime with Miss Kat
If you miss the live class–it will be recorded so you can enjoy it at your leisure.
Meeting ID: 856 2525 5404 Password: story
[email protected]

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Ninth Street Women by Mary Gabriel discussed by Emily Kies Folpe
Inspired by Mary Gabriel’s book, Ninth Street Women, this talk will focus on five artists who dared to enter the male-dominated world of 20th century abstract painting, and changed American art and society in the 1950s: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler.
Meeting ID: 849 1822 0204 Passcode: 468406

7:00 – 7:30 p.m.
U.S. History & Elections Trivia
Join Librarians Justin and Kat
Trivia will take place in Zoom using Kahoot.
Meeting ID: 978 2476 3818 Password: 962365

Wednesday, November 4

2:00 – 2:40 p.m.
Graphic Chat: Cat’s Cafe by Matt Tarpley
Join Librarian Justin for a discussion.
The book is available through Hoopla:

3:30 – 4:15 p.m.
Sticks in the Stacks
Join Mina and Jamie for social stitching time on Wednesdays.  Learn the basics of knitting and crocheting and help crochet and knit for a cause.
Meeting ID: 939 9484 5012 Password: sticks

Thursday, November 5

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Protecting the President with Howard Ehrlich and Harvey Sackowitz
Too many times in our history the job of protecting our chief executive has been put to the ultimate test.  Be put into the shoes of one of our special agents in order to show you how complex this job has become over the years.
Meeting ID: 812 6913 7900 Passcode: 212166

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Yoga Flow facilitated by Sharon Epstein
Learn yoga postures, breathing practices and meditation techniques to bring balance, equilibrium and good health to your body and mind.
Meeting ID: 848 1488 0463 Password: 462824

Friday, November 6

10:00 AM – 12:00 p.m.
Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets
Learn how to unlock some of the free apps you have with your Gmail account. A quick overview of the 3 most commonly used Google apps: Docs, a document writing software, Slides, a presentation software, and Sheets, a spreadsheet creation software.
Meeting ID: 918 4053 0889 Passcode: Google
Dial by your location
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
Registration welcome but not required.
[email protected] (516) 466-8055 ext. 230

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Friday Film Discussion
The Candidates (2019) 1 hr. 15 min., Documentary
Since 1996, the wonderfully diverse students at a Queens public high school have staged a mock election, modeling the American electoral process playing out in real time. Watch The Candidates at your leisure. Join the media staff and fellow patrons in a Zoom discussion of the film. Streaming for free with your Great Neck Library card on Kanopy, with ads on Tubi, Pluto, and with subscription on Amazon Prime.
Meeting ID: 623 987 3994 Passcode: films
[email protected] (516) 466-8055

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Socrates Salon with Conversation Host Ron Gross
To Join this online conversation email Ron Gross at [email protected]
Share your life experiences, knowledge, and wisdom about topics that matter.

4:00 – 4:20 p.m.
Crafternoon Fun
Join Miss Kat live on Facebook to learn how to make a fun craft using materials you already have at home.
Follow this link to find the Library’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GreatNeckLibrary/

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