Happening at the Great Neck Library

The Island Now

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. Some events have links you can click on in the Library’s event listings at greatnecklibrary.org. 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 the event. Library phone: (516) 466-8055.

Long Island Cares Food Drive
The Main Library, Parkville and Station Branches are currently accepting donations for LI Cares, The Harry Chapin Food Bank. The collection boxes are accessible at the front entrances of each location during regular Library hours. Please donate products that are in boxes, cans, or plastic bottles, and do not require refrigeration. Please, no glass jars. For more information, visit www.licares.org.

Sunday, May 30 & Monday, May 31
All Great Neck Library locations are closed for Memorial Day Weekend.

Saturday, May 29

9:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Choices Matter Games
Teens in grades 7+
Play story games where YOU get to choose the endings. We’ll play titles like Monster Camp, Tell Me Why, Untitled Goose Game, and more.

10:30 – 11:00 p.m.
Jackbox Late Edition
Teens in grades 7+
Play fun games.

Tuesday, June 1

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Yoga Flow facilitated by Carolyn Carpentiere
Learn yoga postures, breathing practices and meditation techniques to bring balance, equilibrium and good health to your body and mind.
Meeting ID: 940 6593 0214 Passcode: 133212

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Why They Sang The Blues – Civil Rights in the Mississippi Delta
with Leon Burnette
Civil Rights Historian and former Motown executive Leon Burnette will present a virtual tour through the Mississippi Delta, emphasizing the importance of the Blues and their origin. The program will spotlight Blues musicians and civil rights activists who publicly supported the movement while working to raise worldwide awareness of the impoverished conditions in the Mississippi River Delta.
Meeting ID: 929 8502 9420 Passcode: 489430

7:00 – 7:45 p.m.
West Egg Book Club
Join Librarian Justin for a discussion of A World Between by Emily Hashimoto.
Book available on Hoopla: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/13577427
Meeting ID: 998 6017 5269 Password: 239689

Wednesday, June 2

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Meal Planning & Flexible Meal Strategies
Join Registered Dietitian and trained “ChefGirl” chef Jennifer Lease, RD, CDN, for a 3-part series of health-supportive cooking.
Meeting ID: 913 9999 1167 Passcode: 795154

3:30 – 4:15 p.m.
Sticks in the Stacks
Join Mina and Jamie for social stitching time on Wednesdays. Learn the basics of knitting and crocheting and help us crochet and knit for a cause.
Meeting ID: 989 9496 9220 Passcode: sticks

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Home Improvement – Q and A with the Home Inspector, Brian Schnee
Special Zoom Q and A. Bring questions for tonight’s program. You may email Brian ahead of time with any home questions at klhinspections@gmail.com. Brian Schnee is a Licensed Home Inspector with 30 years of construction experience.
Meeting ID: 959 0410 2365 Passcode: 24960

Thursday, June 3

11:00 AM – 1:00 p.m.
Adult Digital Painting Class
Experience the joy of digital painting with this virtual digital paint class. Let your creativity shine as you create a beautiful landscape painting without using any physical paint. We will be using the software Autodesk Sketchbook (sketchbook.com) which is free and works on most devices. Please download or install this program before the class.
Meeting ID: 960 9705 5642 Passcode: 476471

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Brain Fitness with Justin Bayoneto
Join the Long Island Alzheimer’s and Dementia Center’s Justin Bayoneto in this fun and engaging brain fitness program. This series will include brain games, word and memory recall, trivia, and other forms of cognitive stimulation, to help promote a healthy brain and body. Meeting ID: 960 3610 3949 Passcode: 838025

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Yoga Flow facilitated by Sharon Epstein
Learn yoga postures, breathing practices and meditation techniques to bring balance, equilibrium and good health to your body and mind.
Meeting ID: 956 9380 0407 Passcode: 998134

Friday, June 4

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Mac Computers and Laptops 101
The very basics of using an Apple computer, including how to use the mouse/trackpad, how to open and find programs, and how to interact with the computer. Intended for people with little to no experience with their computer. Meeting ID: 935 2265 0510 Passcode: Apple

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Friday Film Discussion
What Just Happened (2008) R, 1 hr., 44 min. Comedy, Drama
Watch What Just Happened at your leisure. Join in a Zoom discussion of the film. Streaming free with your Great Neck Library card on Hoopla, with a subscription on Amazon Prime and with ads on Tubi.
Meeting ID: 933 1200 4634 Passcode: films

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

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