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Board of Trustees Regular Meeting online via WebEx

Monday, Oct. 19

6:00 – 7:30 P.M.


Meeting Number : 163 282 1837 Password: DMksmQMJ265 (36576765 from phones)

Join by phone +1-650-215-5226 United States Toll

Great Neck Library Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 Election Information

The Great Neck Library’s annual election will take place in-person at the Main Library and Parkville Branch on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Please check the Library’s website at greatnecklibrary.org for any changes or updates.

Eligible voters will elect two people to the Board of Trustees for a four-year term (January 2021 – January 2025) and two people to the Nominating Committee for a three-year term (January 2021 – January 2024) to fill the seats that will be expiring in January 2021. Those elected will take office at the Library Association Annual Re-organization Meeting in January 2021.

Candidates for Board of Trustees:

For expiring seat of Josie Pizer: Nominating Committee Endorsed Candidate: Josephine Mairzadeh.

For expiring seat of Rebecca Miller: Independent Candidate: Roya Songhorian Independent Candidate: Kathleen Gold

Nominating Committee:

For expiring seat of Cheng Carey Ye: Nominating Committee Candidate: None

For expiring seat of Siu Song (Alex) Au: Nominating Committee Candidate: None

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 Oct. 5, 2020, 5:00 p.m. or a registered voter with the Nassau County Board of Elections.

Voting in Person will be held on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Voting Sites: For residents living north of Northern Boulevard: Main Library – 159 Bayview Avenue, Great Neck 11023.

For residents living south of Northern Boulevard: Parkville Branch Library, 10 Campbell St., New Hyde Park 11040.

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 greatnecklibrary.org and also in the Library Newsletter.

Important deadline dates: Oct. 19 – 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.   Oct. 23 – Completed Proxies must be received at the Main Post Office on Welwyn Road before 5:00 p.m. or deposited in a locked box at Main or the Branches before 5:00 p.m. on this date.

Candidate information is included in the September/Oct. Library Newsletter, and on the Library’s website at greatnecklibrary.org.


Library Online Highlights Oct. 17 to 23

Saturday, Oct. 17

7:00 – 8:00 P.M.

Broadway Trivia

Teens in grades 7+



Monday, Oct. 19

8:30 – 9:30 P.M.

I Love Autumn Drawing Challenge

Teens in grades 7+



Tuesday, Oct. 20

9:30 – 10:30 A.M.

Yoga Flow facilitated by Carolyn

Series Open to All Levels

Learn yoga postures, breathing practices and meditation techniques to bring balance, equilibrium and good health to your body and mind.

Meeting ID: 849 1390 1791     Password: 781668

2:00 – 3:30 P.M.

Bernard Herrmann and His Music Scores – Presented by Richard Knox

We will have an opportunity during this progra.m. to revisit many of the mood-setting scores Herrmann created right through his final work on Martin Scorsese’s “Taxi Driver.”

Meeting ID: 861 3551 9909     Password: 181030


Wednesday, Oct. 21

10:00 – 11:00 A.M.

Virtual Tech Help

Adults (18+)

Every Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. our STEM Lab staff will be standing by to help you virtually.

Meeting ID: 934 0037 5868   Passcode: Help

Dial by your location

+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

stemlab@greatnecklibrary.org           (516) 466-8055, ext.230

4:30 – 5:30 P.M.

Graphic Novel Book Club

Mooncakes by Wendy Xu and Suzanne Walker

Go to hoopla https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/13311596 and use your GN library card to check out your copy.

You also can sign up for a digital library card for free.


6:00 – 7:00 P.M.

Creative Writing

Teens in grades 7+

Write and share short stories and poems.


7:00 – 7:45 P.M.

Lakeville Literary Club

Good Riddance by Elinor Lip.m.an

Meeting ID: 960 2320 4447   Passcode: books

Checkout the book on Hoopla:

EBook: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12307962

EAudiobook: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12297629


Thursday, Oct. 22

2:00 – 3:30 P.M.

Modigliani and Soutine: Expatriate Artists in Bohemian Montparnasse

presented by Vivian Gordon

Meeting ID: 899 2679 4447     Passcode: 049273

Modigliani, an urbane Sephardic Italian fa.m.ily and Soutine from dire poverty in the Lithuanian shtetl, the two struggling artists beca.m.e close friends until Modigliani’s tragic early death.

6:00 – 7:00 P.M.


Teens in grades 7+

Learn chords, melodies, and songs.


6:30 – 7:30 P.M.

Yoga Flow facilitated by Sharon Epstein

Series open to All Levels

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, Oct. 23

11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

Internet Propaganda

For Adults

Learn how to recognize it, decipher it, and ultimately learn the truth.

Meeting ID: 950 8868 5919     Passcode: Internet
Dial by your location

+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)


12:00 – 1:00 P.M.

Friday Film Discussion

RBG (2018) PG, 1 hr. 38 min., DocumentaryBiography

The exceptional life and career of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  Watch RBG at your leisure. Join the media staff and fellow patrons in a Zoom discussion of the film.

Strea.m.ing free on Hoopla  with your Great Neck library card, and on Hulu with subscription.

Meeting ID: 623 987 3994   Passcode: films


8:00 – 9:00 P.M.

Scary Stories to Tell Over Zoom

Teens in grades 7+

We’ll read a classic tale of terror together, then we’ll work on writing our own. This event is as scary as you choose to make it.


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