Coming up at G.N. Library

Coming up at G.N. Library
Author Carol Goodman will give a talk and sign copies of her books at the Main Library.

The Long Island Black Artist Association
Main Library Gallery Exhibition Opening Reception

An Opening Reception for The Long Island Black Artist Association Exhibit at the Great Neck Library will be held on Saturday, Aug, 17 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., Main Building, Lower Level Gallery, 159 Bayview Ave.

The artwork of members of the Long Island Black Artist Association will be on exhibit at the Library from Aug. 12 until Sept. 23.
The Long Island Black Artist Association was founded in 1968 by a small group of
artists – James Counts and Ernest Snell, Raymond Miles, and Charles Winslow. The purpose of the association is to help African American artists find a conduit for the exhibition of their work. To that end, it has continually sought new venues for exhibiting the work of its members locally, nationally and internationally, and has also encouraged the artist’s individual efforts to find recognition.
Photo: The Charles Winslow Memorial Exhibition at Molloy College. The Long Island Black Artist Association will exhibit the artwork of its members from Aug. 12 until Sept. 23 at the Main Library. Opening Reception: Saturday, August 17 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Author Eric Friedmann at Main
It’s Strictly Personal Book Talk and Signing

Meet author Eric Friedmann when he discusses his debut book, It’s Strictly Personal on Monday, August 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library’s Community Room, 159 Bayview Avenue.
It’s Strictly Personal vividly chronicles Eric Friedmann as a child of the movies during the eight-year period of 1975 to 1982, when groundbreaking blockbuster motion pictures like Jaws, Rocky, Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Saturday Night Fever, Superman—The Movie, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and E.T. not only impacted his childhood, but also shaped the man he would one day become. It’s a tale of how he felt about the movies then and also how he interprets them now.
Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Photo: Author Eric Friedmann will talk about his book It’s Strictly Personal and sign copies at the Main Library.

The Meditative Hobby of Brush Calligraphy with Mankh at Main

Join Mankh to learn the ancient technique of East Asian brush calligraphy, considered part art form and part meditation, on Tuesday, August 20 at 1:00 p.m. in the Main Library’s Community Room, 159 Bayview Avenue.
In this basic presentation, you will learn how to grind ink, hold a brush, and apply basic brushstrokes, as well as how to respect the “five treasures” – brush, ink stick, inkstone, paper, and water. Learn the ancient Chinese pictographs for the four seasons and how they can help you align with the energy of each season. For a more in-depth experience, you are welcome to bring your own brush calligraphy kit. Art supplies provided.
Mankh (Walter E. Harris III) is a writer, small press publisher and editor; and travels a holistic, mystic pathway staying in touch with Turtle Island. He facilitates classes and workshops and helps other writers produce their books.

Author Event: Carol Goodman at the Great Neck Library

Join author and former Great Neck resident Carol Goodman when she presents a talk at the Great Neck Library on Tuesday, August 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Building’s Community Room, 159 Bayview Ave., Great Neck.
Known for her literary mysteries, books of fantasy and young adult fiction,
Carol Goodman is the author of twenty-one novels, her latest being The Night Visitors. Other books include The Lake of Dead Languages and The Seduction of Water, which won the 2003 Hammett Prize for Literary Excellence in Crime Writing. The Widow’s House won the 2018 Mary Higgins Clark Award. Her books have been translated into sixteen languages. Carol Goodman teaches literature and writing at The New School and SUNY New Paltz.
Books will be available for purchase and signing by Ms. Goodman.
Registration strongly suggested. Call the Reference Dept. at 466-8055, Ext. 219.

Photo: Author Carol Goodman will give a talk and sign copies of her books at the Main Library.

Matinee Film at Main

The next Wednesday Matinee, about a hostage situation where hostages and captors form unexpected bonds and find their shared humanity, will be shown on August 21 at 2:00 p.m. at the Main Library, 159 Bayview Ave.

Lakeville Literary Club

Discuss Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 7:00 p.m. at the Lakeville Branch, 475 Great Neck Road. Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to visit Dexter Styles, a man who she believes is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. Call 466-8055, ext. 232.
Thank Great Neck’s Heroes by Contributing to a Laser Engraving Project at Main

Our firefighters and police officers work every day to keep our community safe and sound. Help the Great Neck Library create a custom plaque with your own sentiments on it giving thanks to those who protect our community on Thursday, Aug. 22 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. in the Main Library’s STEM Lab, 159 Bayview Ave. National Heroes Day will be commemorated on Aug. 26. No experience necessary. All ages welcome. For further information contact (516) 466-8055 ext. 230. [email protected]

Encore Film at Station

The next encore film, about a hostage situation where hostages and captors form unexpected bonds and find their shared humanity, will be shown on Thursday, August 22 at 2:00 p.m. at the Station Branch, 26 Great Neck Road (2nd level), above Best Market.

Great Neck Library 2019 Election Information

Eligible voters will elect one person to the Board of Trustees for a four-year term (January 2020 -January 2024) and one person to the Nominating Committee for a three-year term (January 2020 – January 2023) to fill the seats that will be expiring in January 2020. Those elected will take office at the Library Association Annual Reorganization Meeting in January 2020.
Candidates: Board of Trustees – For expiring seat of Scott Sontag, Nominating Committee Candidate: Scott Sontag. Nominating Committee – For expiring seat of Patrick McDonnell, Nominating Committee Candidate: Steve M. Jacob.
Voter Eligibility: In order to vote, you must be 18 years of age or older, a resident of the Great Neck School District and either a valid Library card holder by the Record Date of October 7, 2019 or a registered voter with the Nassau County Board of Elections.
To obtain a valid Great Neck Library card, present one form of identification showing your name and Library School District address at the Circulation Desk of any Great Neck Library location.
In-person voting will be held on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Voting sites are the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue, Great Neck 11023 for those residents who live north of Northern Boulevard; and the Parkville Branch Library, 10 Campbell Street (off Lakeville Road), New Hyde Park 11040 for residents who live south of Northern Boulevard.
Voting by Proxy: Proxies must be requested on a form provided by the Library. Proxy request forms are available at all Great Neck Library locations, on the Library’s website at and also in the Library’s Newsletter. October 22 is the last day for the Library to mail Proxy Ballots. Arrangements will be made by the Director’s Office for Proxies to be picked up in person for proxy requests received after this date. Completed Proxies must be received at the Main Post Office on Welwyn Road by October 25 before 5:00 p.m. or deposited in a locked box at Main or the Branches before 5:00 p.m. on this date.
For general questions about the election, call 516-466-8055, ext. 201.

Great Neck Library Closing/Cancellation Information Online

Library patrons connected to the Internet are asked to check the website: for Library weather-related closings/program cancellations.
In order to access this service, Library District residents can log on to, 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 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.


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