Happening at the Great Neck Library

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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, November 21

10:00 AM – 6:00 p.m.
Food-themed Scavenger Hunt
For the month of November, you can look around your home for the items on this
food-themed scavenger hunt:
Created by Children’s Librarian Trainee, Miss Jen.
Once you complete your search, call the Children’s Department to claim your prize. (516) 466-8055

11:00 AM – 12:00 p.m.
Learn to use MIT App Inventor
Ages 10 & up
Learn how to use MIT App Inventor to make your own Android apps. We will demo how to use the program so then you can try it out on your own. Even if you aren’t an Android user, you can still create Android apps using the Android Emulator.
Meeting ID: 914 2476 1492 Passcode: App

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Virtual Play Reading
Teens in grades 7+
Read Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, a Tony award-winning play by Christopher Durang.

8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Improv Live
Teens in grades 7+

Monday, November 23

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 our STEM Lab librarians. We can meet over the phone or on a video call. Email STEMLab@greatnecklibrary.org or give us a call at (516) 466-8055 ext. 230.

4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
Thanksgiving K – 6
Join Ms. Michelle for a mindful moment as she leads children in Kindergarten through 6th grade through a gratitude practice exercise, followed by a related craft activity. Michelle Minervini is certified Mindfulness Instructor through Mindful Schools.

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Pokemon Fusion Drawing
Teens in grades 7+
Grab your art supplies and create a pokemon hybrid.

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Yoga Flow facilitated by Sharon Epstein (added class)
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

8:30 – 9:30 p.m.
I Love Autumn Drawing Challenge
Teens in grades 7+

Tuesday, November 24

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

11:00 – 11:45 p.m.
Baby Ballet
Learn rhythm, posture, balance, and coordination in this series of classes.
Designed for children walking age through 4 years old.

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Life of Norman Lear presented by Jack Schnur
Norman Lear created some of the most groundbreaking sitcoms in the 70s including All in the Family, Maude, The Jeffersons, Good Times, and Sanford & Son. Enjoy clips from these shows and interviews with Norman Lear, Carroll O’Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Beatrice Arthur and more.
Meeting ID: 873 3095 6369 Passcode: 876744

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Turtle Dance Music Bubble and Comedy Show
Turtle Dance Music’s sensory-friendly performances are suitable for the whole family and kids of all ages, including our friends who may have special needs and/or be on the autism spectrum.
(516) 466-8055  childrens@greatnecklibrary.org

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Among Us
Teens in grades 7+
Play online or over local wifi with 4-10 players as you attempt to hold your spaceship together and return back to civilization.

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Family Ukulele Classes

Grab your ukuleles and join us to learn chords, melodies, and songs that you can perform together as a family. All ages, adult supervision is required for our younger musicians. You will need a ukulele.

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Jr. Levels Paper Pirates
5th and 6th graders
Paper Pirates is a team based social deduction game that uses mobile phones and tablets as its controllers. Take control of your very own pirate ship and issue commands to your fellow shipmates.

Wednesday, November 25

10:00 AM – 4:00 p.m.
Paint Party Materials Pickup
Register to reserve your materials, pick them up with our curbside pickup, and then follow along with our instructions at home to create a work of art.

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Creative Writing
Teens in grades 7+
Write and share short stories and poems.

Thursday, November 26

Friday, November 27

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
2’s and 3’s: Read With Me with Judy A
Look, listen, and join in as Judy A. reads her favorite picture books and performs some of her favorite songs, rhymes, and fingerplays, selected especially for two- and three-year olds.
Meeting ID:  835 1608 5749 Password:  641933
Registration not required.  Register for magic wand and reminder.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Friday Film Discussion
The Oath (2018) R  1 hr. 33 min.,  Comedy, Thriller
In a politically divided America, a man struggles to make it through the Thanksgiving holiday without destroying his family.
Watch The Oath 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 Hoopla, Kanopy and Hulu with subscription.
Meeting ID: 623 987 3994 Passcode: films

3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Levels Teleparty
Teens in grades 7+
Vote between two classic movies, and watch with us on Netflix/Teleparty. All registrants will be emailed the Teleparty link, along with the movie choices. Thanksgiving leftovers are encouraged.

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 our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GreatNeckLibrary/

4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Craft for a Cause: Story Walk
Teens in grades 7+
Calling all artists. We’ll be drawing scenes from classic fairy tales to create interactive story walks throughout Great Neck. Community service credit is available for attendees.

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Jr. Levels Scholars
5th and 6th graders
Join us for this interdisciplinary class on science, history, culture, and more. Virtual classes will meet over Zoom. Contact levels@greatnecklibrary.org for the meeting login information.
(516) 466-8055, ext.216   levels@greatnecklibrary.org

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