Library Budget Hearing and Adoption at Main
A budget hearing and adoption meeting for the proposed Great Neck Library 2018/19 Budget is scheduled for Wednesday, April 11 at 7:15 p.m. in the Large Multipurpose Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue. All are welcome.
Finance Committee Meeting at Main
A Board of Trustees Finance Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 12 at
7:30 p.m. in the Small Multipurpose Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue. All are welcome. Please confirm with the Library that there has been no change in meeting date, time, or location.
Pet Food Drive at Main
Assemblyman Anthony D’Urso, 16th Assembly District, in partnership with Long Island Cares is holding an Annual Legislative Pet Food Drive. All Great Neck Library locations are accepting donations of unopened cans and/or bags of dog and cat food, cat box litter, treats and toys during the entire month of April. All donations are appreciated.
Performance Poets Association Readings at Station
Join George Pafitis when he hosts Performance Poets Association Readings on Saturday, April 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road (2nd level), Gardens at Great Neck Plaza, above Best Market.
This is a monthly open mic forum open to all in collaboration with the Performance Poets Association. Participate in reading your own work and/or listen and support others. A featured poet will read for 20 minutes at each session, followed by an open-mic.
Performance Poets Association is a non-profit organization that provides a forum for local artists and brings original poetry and related arts to the public. The next meetings will be held on May 5 and June 2.
Shindig! 1960s and 70s Band with lead vocalist Tony Traguardo at Main
All are invited to enjoy the music of Shindig!1960s and 70s Band with lead vocalist Tony Traguardo on Sunday, April 8 at 2 p.m. in the Community Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue.
Shindig! performs music of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Cream, Neil Young and more. Shindig! celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2018. Tony Traguardo is a librarian, music archivist, researcher, lecturer, producer/writer of multimedia presentations, and performs throughout the Long Island and Greater New York City area.
Homework Helpers at Main
Need help with your homework or a quiet place to get your homework done? The Great Neck Library offers a drop-in program where kids in grades K to 5 can receive homework help from high school students in a group setting. Stop by the Large Multipurpose Room on the lower level on each day of the program to check in. The program will run on Mondays and Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. beginning April 9 and run through May 24. Contact Adam Hinz at (516) 466-8055, ext. 246, [email protected].
GNL Tech Squad at All Library Locations
Teen volunteers will help you learn how to use your iPad or tablet, social media, Microsoft Office, smartphone apps, and more. Bring in specific questions and issues, or just learn the basics of technology. No registration required. Tuesdays at all Great Neck Library locations from 3:30 to 5 p.m. beginning April 10.
Great Decisions Discussion facilitated by Librarian Christy Orquera at Main
Join the next Great Decisions discussion facilitated by Librarian Christy Orquera when the topic will be Media and Foreign Policy on Tuesday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Large Multipurpose Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue. The program involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching the DVD and meeting in a Discussion Group. Registration required. Annual fee for all 8 sessions and the Briefing Book for the year is $10.00. Call 466-8055, ext. 218/219 or 254.
AARP Tax Assistance at Parkville
AARP Tax Preparers will assist in preparing and filing simple Federal tax returns online on Wednesdays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. through April 11 at the Parkville Branch, 10 Campbell Street (off Lakeville Road), New Hyde Park. You must have an appointment and bring all relevant tax papers, including last year’s return. Register by phone at 466-8055, ext. 273.
Wednesday Matinee Film at Main
The next Wednesday Matinee at Main, about an ordinary middle-aged couple who become a symbol of defiance against Nazi brutality, will be shown on Wednesday, April 11 at 2:00 p.m. at the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue.
Author Reading at Main
A Little Consideration by Richard Ehrlich
Join Richard Ehrlich, Great Neck South High English teacher, when he reads from and speaks about his book, A Little Consideration, on Wednesday, April 11 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue.
Richard Ehrlich has kept track of life’s smallest moments, following Ralph Waldo Emerson’s philosophy that the meaning of life can be found by giving “a little consideration” to the things that take place around us every day. Ehrlich has compiled personal essays that reveal the constants of his daily routine. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.
The Biology of Belief facilitated by Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh at Main
Longevity: Secrets of Centenarians
Join this ongoing discussion group facilitated by Librarian Mimi Rabizadeh on Thursday, April 12 at 12:00 p.m. in the Large Multipurpose Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue. The discussion this week will focus on centenarians and their secrets to longevity. Registration strongly suggested by calling 466-8055, ext. 218/219 or register online.
Encore Film at Station
The next encore film, about an ordinary middle-aged couple who become a symbol of defiance against Nazi brutality, will be shown on April 12 at 2:00 p.m. at the Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road (2nd level), Gardens at Great Neck Plaza, above Best Market.
Staying Safe: Sexual Assault Prevention at Main
Join this workshop, for teens in 9th grade and up, to help to increase awareness and risk prevention as teens begin to date, live more independently, and head to college, on Thursday, April 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Large Multipurpose Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue. Parents are welcome to attend. Registration is ongoing online, by phone, or in person. Contact Adam Hinz at (516) 466-8055, ext. 246, [email protected].
Shirley Romaine Celebrates National Poetry Month at Main
Edna St. Vincent Millay: Voice of the Jazz Age
Actress Shirley Romaine celebrates National Poetry month when she presents “Edna St. Vincent Millay: Voice of the Jazz Age” on Friday, April 13 at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue.
Edna St. Vincent Millay was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1923 and was the herald of the new woman. She was the Jazz Age rock star. But there was a dark side. Shirley Romaine has performed both on and off Broadway, on daytime and primetime TV, and in original programs incorporating theater, poetry, art, dance and music throughout the metropolitan area and beyond. For many years, she was the host of Artscene on Long Island for Cablevision.
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.