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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.

January 1
New Year’s Day
All Library locations are closed.

Monday, January 4

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Make Something Good Out of 2020
All Ages
Repurpose your calendar by creating it into an amazing 3D star. The Stem Lab’s laser engraver can cut out a star shape for you. Learn how to fold it and glue it to make a beautiful piece of artwork. Just bring your old calendars with you. Appointments are required, and are for 1-2 people max. Please state how many people you are making the appointment for when you set it up.
If you have any questions about the event please contact the STEM Lab.  Create an in person appointment online, by phone at 466-8055, ext. 230 or by emailing STEMLab@GreatNeckLibrary.org

4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
Family Trivia
Join librarians Justin and Kat on the first Monday of the month to test your knowledge on assorted topics. The trivia will take place in Zoom using Kahoot.
Meeting ID: 987 2746 8900 Passcode: 291275

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Adventurer’s Watercolor Painting
Teens in grades 7+
Pick up your own Adventure’s Inventory Kit, and draw and paint along to a series of creative prompts. Craft kits will be available for pickup starting January 4 after 3 p.m. so register by January 3 to reserve a spot. Each kit comes with a sketchbook, watercolor set, and brush. All you need is a pencil and imagination.

7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Teens in grades 7+
Celebrate Trivia Day by testing your knowledge.

Tuesday, January 5

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Learning Photos on Your Mac
Worried about losing old pictures? Running out of storage on your cell phone? We’ll talk about Photos, Apple’s free software for storing and viewing your photos on your Mac computer. We’ll look at ways to organize your photos, how to access them, and how to back them up.
Meeting ID: 927 3628 1086 Passcode: Photos
STEMLab@greatnecklibrary.org  (516) 466-8055, ext. 230

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Table Games
Teens in grades 7+
Board Game Arena is an online tabletop platform that contains a catalogue of digital board games for members to play with their friends. The platform offers various digital games for free.

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Board of Trustees Annual Reorganization Meeting Via Webex
Meeting number: 175 967 8559    Password:JPeZUnVt827 (57398688 from phones)
Join by phone +1-650-215-5226 United States Toll

Wednesday, January 6

10:00 AM – 4:00 p.m.
Creating Comfort for Critters
Register on Eventkeeper beginning Wednesday, January 6 at 10:00 a.m. to receive yarn, pattern and tools to make a pet-sized blanket for North Shore Animal League through Comfort for Critters starting Wednesday, January 6.  4 hours of community service will be awarded for each blanket made. Please bring blankets to the Lakeville Branch by Friday, February 26th.  Looking for help?  Join us at Sticks in the Stacks on Zoom, Wednesdays at 3:30.

2:00 – 2:45 p.m.
Graphic Chat: Superman Smashes the Klan by Gene Luen Yang
Join Librarian Justin for a discussion of the graphic novel Superman Smashes the Klan.
Book available through Hoopla:
Meeting will take place via Zoom:

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

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Home Improvement – Your Home’s Electrical System
Is your electrical service providing enough power to your home?
Do your lights dim when the refrigerator or a/c unit goes on?
Are your kitchen and bathroom outlets protected with GFCI outlets?
Do your wall light switches feel loose? Do they work?
Where should you install smoke detectors?
Teaches students how important an understanding of the electrical system in our  house is and how important it is to have it maintained.
If you send Brian pictures and a brief description of your home repairs/concerns, he will address them at the end of the class presentation. Please send no later than 2 days prior to scheduled class to klhinspection@gmail.com and include Great Neck Library in the subject line. Brian Schnee is a Licensed Home Inspector with 30 years of construction experience.
Meeting ID: 896 3317 3737 Passcode: 436425

Thursday, January 7

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Google Calendar 101
Seniors, Adults, and Parents
Learn how to unlock the power of Google’s Calendar which comes free with your Google or Gmail account. We will cover how to create events, reminders, customize notifications, add and remove events, and more. Don’t have a Google account? It is free to get one so sign up for one today or contact the STEM Lab and we would be happy to assist you.
Meeting ID: 962 3640 1436 Passcode: Google
STEMLab@greatnecklibrary.org  (516) 466-8055 ext. 230

10:00 AM – 5:00 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.
(516) 466-8055  childrens@greatnecklibrary.org

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Jr. Levels Virtual Project Runway
5th and 6th graders only
Show off your fashion design skills and draw up virtual looks.

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Teens in grades 7+
Learn chords, melodies, and songs.

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Author Event with Michael Hartnett: Memorable Buildings and Streetscapes of New York
Michael Hartnett will discuss the best and the worst of his discoveries about the City’s streetscapes and architecture. Includes images of New York’s more intriguing visual elements, stories from his own writing and from the City’s history.
Meeting ID: 839 5178 0580 Passcode: 472326

7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Spring Theatre Proposal Meeting
Teens in grades 7+
Levels’ shows are chosen by students in 7th grade and up.  Join us for this meeting (on Zoom) to present your ideas for what our Spring 2021 virtual show should be, or just discuss and vote.  This show is planned to be performed live online in April or May 2021.  If you’re proposing a show, please contact Barry Weil at bweil@greatnecklibrary.org so we can help to find out if your title is available for virtual performance.

Friday, January 8

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Zoom and Google Meet 101
Seniors, Adults, and Parents
Learn how to navigate Zoom and Google Meet, how to create and join meetings, and even how to adjust settings to improve your use of these two programs. Join our meeting by phone, or through the zoom website: https://zoom.us/join and then enter the meeting idea and passcode below.
Meeting ID: 944 3213 4731 Passcode: Meet!
(516) 466-8055 ext. 230  STEMLab@greatnecklibrary.org

11:30 AM – 12:30 p.m.
Bilingual Storytime
Join us for songs, stories, and activities in both English and Spanish.  Whether you are a native speaker, a super beginner, or somewhere in between – you and your child can follow along in this fun online storytime.
(516) 466-8055  childrens@greatnecklibrary.org

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Friday Film Discussion
The Italian Job (1969) G, 1 hr. 39 min., Action, Comedy, Crime
Comic caper movie about a plan to steal a gold shipment from the streets of Turin by creating a traffic jam.  Watch at your leisure.  Join the media staff and fellow patrons in a Zoom discussion of the film.
Streaming free with your Great Neck Library card on  Kanopy, on Prime Video with subscription, and with ads on Pluto, and Tubi.
Meeting ID: 623 987 3994 Passcode: films

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Socrates Salon with Conversation Host Ron Gross
Share your life experiences, knowledge, and wisdom about topics that matter.
To Join this online conversation email Ron Gross at grossassoc@aol.com

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