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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.

Library patrons who are unable to leave their home due to a permanent or temporary illness or disability, may qualify for the Library’s Homebound Service. For information, please call (516) 466-8055, ext. 204.

As of June 20, the Great Neck Library Main Building and Parkville Branch will be closed on Sundays for the summer. Sunday resume date will be announced. The Lakeville Branch is closed on Sundays, as is the Station Branch, that is also now closed for renovations.

Saturday, June 26

8:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Improv Live!
Teens in grades 7+
Play crazy live theatre games on Zoom.

Tuesday, June 29

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Divided We Stand
Join historian Martin H. Levinson as he explores through examples in American history how we have overcome societal disunity and survived and prospered. Meeting ID: 935 9915 0832 Passcode: 604945

Wednesday, June 30

11:00 AM – 12:00 p.m.
Intro to Scratch: Code a Summer Scene
Ages 7 to 12
Learn the basics of computer code with the free online based program Scratch by MIT. In this introductory class, we will be creating a fun summer scene powered by computer code. No experience needed.
Registration is required. Register online or by phone in order to receive the Zoom Meeting ID and Password, as well as an email reminder. STEMLab@GreatNeckLibrary.org (516) 466-8055 ext. 230.

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Live Animal Show!
Virtually meet and learn about live frogs, bugs, lizards, a tortoise, and more.

Thursday, July 1

10:00 AM – 8:30 p.m.
Make a Quilt Square for a Community Quilt
All Ages, All Summer Long
Make an appointment to visit the STEM Lab and use our new sewing machine to sew together a quilt square. Select a design for your square, then we’ll use the Cricut machine to cut out the fabric. Then you sew together the pieces. No prior sewing experience is necessary. We can expect to complete 1-2 quilt squares in a 30-minute appointment, so let us know when scheduling your appointment if you want to bring more than two people. For an appointment, call the STEM Lab at 516-466-8055, ext. 230, or email JPoland@GreatNeckLibrary.org.

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
The Book of Noticing: Collections and Connections on the Trail with Author Katherine Hauswirth
Honoring Nature, Reflection and the Creative Self.
Join nature writer Katherine Hauswirth, author of The Book of Noticing: Collections and Connections on the Trail. She’ll share an award-winning piece from her book, with a focus on making the most of even brief forays into the natural world. Katherine will also share some slides encapsulating her nature writing journey.
Meeting ID: 997 6043 4506 Passcode: 687454

Friday, July 2

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Tails and Tales Toddler Time
Join Librarian Judy S. for fun and musical outdoor storytimes for toddlers age 18 to 36 months and their caregivers, featuring our summertime themes of animals and tall tales.

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Outdoor Bilingual Storytime
Join Daniella C. for a fun Spanish and English story time with singing and movement and bilingual stories.

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Socrates Salon with Conversation Host Ron Gross
What Does “America” Mean to YOU Now?
To receive your Zoom link a couple of days before the session, RSVP to Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-does-america-mean-to-you-now-tickets-159330071533
For further info, email Ron Gross at grossassoc@aol.com

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