Food Drive Collection at Great Neck Library:
All four Great Neck Library locations are participating as drop off donation centers for a Food Drive collaboration between Senator Anna Kaplan’s Office and Island Harvest. Non-perishable donations of food are greatly appreciated to help Long Island families in need. Donation bins will be available until a week before Thanksgiving and are located at the Main Library, 159 Bayview Ave.; Parkville Branch, 10 Campbell St. (off Lakeville Road), New Hyde Park; Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road (2nd level), Gardens at Great Neck Plaza, above Beat Market; Lakeville Branch, 475 Great Neck Road.
Veterans Donation Drive at Main Library and Parkville Branch:
Donations for the Veterans Donation Drive to benefit the Northport VA Medical Center will be accepted through Dec. 6 at the Main Library, 159 Bayview Ave., and Parkville Branch, 10 Campbell St. (off Lakeville Road), New Hyde Park.
The drive is presented by the Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth, the town board, and the town’s Veterans Advisory Committee.
New items only. Items needed are: Trial size toiletries including toothbrushes, toothpaste, quad track razors, shaving cream, unscented body lotion, brushes and combs, deodorant, nail clippers and shampoo; New (or gently used) luggage with wheels; Crocheted blankets (approx. 48” X 60” or larger); Clothing of all types (sizes large and up) are also welcome donations.
For a complete list of needed items, or for more information, please visit the Town of North Hempstead website at NorthHempsteadNY.gov or call 311 or (516) 869-6311.
Performance Poets Association Readings at Station:
Join George Pafitis when he hosts Performance Poets Association Readings on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road (2nd level), Gardens at Great Neck Plaza, above Best Market. A monthly Open Mic forum, participate in reading your own work and/or listen and support others.
Gathering Time at Main:
Songs of Hope, Freedom, and Conscience
Join Gerry McKeveny, Hillary Foxsong, and Stuart Markus for the best of ’60s (and ’70s) folk songs from the era when popular music took up the mantle of civil rights, peace, and social concern, on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 1:30 p.m. in the Main Library’s Community Room, 159 Bayview Ave.
Listen to iconic songs by Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul & Mary, Pete Seeger, Phil Ochs, Joan Baez, and Joni Mitchell, plus hits like “Lean on Me” and “Get Together.”
Great Neck School District residents have priority for seating. Please arrive 15 minutes early for preferred seating.
Free Family Film Day of the Gold Coast Film Festival at Main:
Enjoy this 75-minute program of short films for adults and kids of all ages on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Library’s Community Room, 159 Bayview Ave. when Great Neck Library partners with the Gold Coast Film Festival.
Life is Precious Paintings by Wendy Csoka:
Life is Precious, a rare exhibit of Wendy Csoka’s colorful paintings and drawings selected from her work will be on exhibit from Nov. 6 to Dec. 11 in the Main Library Gallery, 159 Bayview Ave.
Wendy draws inspiration for her art from the world around her, touching on universal themes of love, compassion, and nature. She grew up in Sea Cliff, and has been painting and drawing since the 1970s.
Matinee Film at Main:
The next Wednesday Matinee, a film about the life and works of acclaimed novelist Toni Morrison, will be shown on November 6 at 2:00 p.m. at the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue.
Film at Main:
Reinventing Power: America’s Renewable Energy Boom
North Shore Action coordinates a film screening, Reinventing Power: America’s Renewable Energy Boom, on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library’s Community Room, 159 Bayview Ave.
Over the film’s 50 minutes, people in eight states explain how their lives were changed by the renewable energy industry. Aspects of the clean energy industry from innovation to installation are addressed. Followed by a Q & A with the Sierra Club Long Island Chapter.
Free Blood Pressure Screenings at Station:
Have your blood pressure checked by a clinical nurse from St. Francis Hospital, free of charge on Thursday, Nov. 7 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.
United States Propaganda in World War 1 presented by Don Parker at Main:
In a time before radio, sound films, television, and Twitter, how did the United States change its mindset from neutrality to a nation at war? Retired US History teacher, Don Parker, discusses the unique means of communication the United States used “to make the world safe for democracy,” on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Library’s Community Room, 159 Bayview Ave.
Encore Film at Station
The next encore film, a film about the life and works of acclaimed novelist Toni Morrison, will be shown on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 2:00 p.m. at the Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road (2nd level), above Best Market.
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.