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Great Neck Library Expanded Reopening Hours By Appointment

All four locations of the Great Neck Library have expanded their reopening hours. Hours for all locations are Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 to 5:30 p.m. All services are by appointment only. Curbside Pickup has the same expanded hours. All returned items are quarantined for 4 days, then checked in without overdue charges. For the safety of everyone, all patrons two years of age and older must wear face masks in the buildings. Please check the Library website at greatnecklibrary.org or call 466-8055 for any updates.

Monday, December 14

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Virtual Tech Help
Adults 18 and up
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 us at STEMLab@greatnecklibrary.org or give us a call at (516) 466-8055 ext. 230.

1:00 PM – 2:00 p.m.
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Training: Understanding Dementia
Tips: Caring for My Loved One
Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/92639330950?pwd=NHlOeU5sTFhvRzJ1YjJwOEIvenZzZz09
Meeting ID: 926 3933 0950 Passcode: 674724

Tuesday, December 15

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 a.m.
Baby Ballet
Learn rhythm, posture, balance, and coordination in this series of classes. Designed for children walking age through 4 years old. Sign up for Zoom link information.
(516) 466-8055  childrens@greatnecklibrary.org

2:00 PM – 3:30 p.m.
Frederick Law Olmsted and the Creation of Central Park presented by Emily Kies Folpe
Central Park is a symbol of our national culture and its landscaping a model for thousands of municipal parks across the nation. We’ll discuss how the idea of the Park came about and consider the many innovative elements of its design that have endeared it to millions of visitors.
Meeting ID: 870 5848 6714 Passcode: 438492

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Dance it Out!
Join Cashel Campbell, M.S. Dance/Movement Psychotherapy, as she leads participants through fun dance activities.  Get moving and express yourself through movement.  No dance experience necessary.
Designed for children in K-6th grade, whole family is welcome.
(516) 466-8055  childrens@greatnecklibrary.org

6:00 PM – 7:00 p.m.
Family Ukulele Classes
Grab your ukuleles and join us to learn chords, melodies, and songs that you can perform together. All ages are welcome, adult supervision is required for younger musicians. You will need a ukulele!

7:30 – 8:30 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. But beware…as there may be an alien impostor aboard.

Wednesday, December 16

11:00 AM – 12:00 p.m.
Dietary Fats: Eating Right to Maintain a Healthy Heart
presented by Maura A Calio, MA, RN, Community Health Educator at DeMatteis Center, St Francis Hospital
This presentation will cover heart disease risk factors, how to decrease risk, fats in your diet—how to tell the good from the bad, why your weight matters, strategies for successful weight loss.
Meeting ID: 862 7855 1654 Passcode: 584954

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Training: Understanding Dementia
Caring for the Caregiver
Meeting ID: 926 3933 0950 Passcode: 674724

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Finance Committee Meeting via WEBEX
Meeting number: 175 900 8044          Password: 88hK572biYT (88455722 from phones)
Join by phone +1-650-215-5226 United States Toll

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Jump Start College Planning in These Challenging Times presented by Michael Binder, President and Founder of Your College Navigator
Teens and parents will learn about how college admissions has changed, the 4 key steps students must take now, how to select and differentiate yourself for the right colleges. Test Optional, Test Flexible, Test Blind – what does this mean for you?

Thursday, December 17

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Bronx Brat – Author Event with Alvin Billings
This Memoir tells the story of Bernie Seiden, a high IQ brave boy in the tradition of Tom Sawyer.   Bernie grew up in the colorful Bronx of the 1940s & 50s. He saved his Dad’s life at age 10.  “Bronx Brat” is
Bernie’s first full-length book, published at age 82.
Meeting ID: 880 1564 9084 Passcode: 734512

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, December 18

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Friday Film Discussion
Hearts Beat Loud (2018) PG-13, 1 hr., 37 min.,  Comedy, Drama, Music
A father and daughter form an unlikely songwriting duo in the summer before she leaves for college.
Watch Hearts Beat Loud 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 Kanopy, Hoopla, and with subscription on Hulu.
Meeting ID: 623 987 3994 Passcode: films
(516) 466-8055  cdipietro@greatnecklibrary.org

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

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