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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. Some outdoor events have now been added. Please always check with the Library before coming to a program.
Phone: (516) 466-8055.

Great Neck Library Homebound Service Available
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.

Levels, the Great Neck Library’s Teen Center will be closed Monday, June 28 to Monday, July 5, and will reopen on Tuesday, July 6 at 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 4 & Monday, July 5 Closings
On Sunday, July 4 and Monday, July 5 all Great Neck Library locations will be closed for Independence Day.

Saturday, July 3

11:00 AM – 12:00 p.m.
Parkville Scavenger Hunt
Join our Parkville librarians for a fun outdoor scavenger hunt and the opportunity to win prizes.

Tuesday, July 6

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
What Did The Declaration of Independence Actually Declare? with James Coll
We will discuss the road to the declaration, the constitutional underpinnings of its necessity and the historical basis of its premise. Meeting ID: 997 2444 0794 Passcode: 090156

7:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Pajama Storytime
Join Miss Kat for some fun bedtime stories. Come dressed in your pajamas and bring a stuffed animal friend if you’d like.

Wednesday, July 7

10:00 a.m.
Care to Create!
This summer, Sticks in the Stacks is sponsoring a hat drive for donating towards Care to Knit Long Island. The organization connects handmade items to charitable organizations locally and nationally. Register to receive tools and supplies for creating hats to donate. 3 hours of community service will be awarded for each hat made. Need help with the project? Join us at Sticks in the Stacks on Zoom Wednesdays at 3:30 PM.
Lakeville Branch, (516) 466-8055 ext. 255.

Wednesday, July 7

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Babytime with Sandy
Join Ms. Sandy for stories, songs and finger plays for your child from Birth to 2 years.

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Summer Storytime for 3-5’s
Join Librarian Judy S. for stories, songs and movement with animal and summer themes for ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers. LOCATION: Parkville Branch Outside Garden

11:00 AM – 12:00 p.m.
Krasner Pollock Home and Studio Tour
Joyce Raimondo will virtually guide patrons through Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner’s home and studio – a national landmark in East Hampton, New York. Participants discover creative ways Pollock and Krasner expressed their feelings with paint. Explore the art displayed in their home and the barn studio filled with paint splatters — evidence of their masterpieces. Meeting ID: 941 4958 7879 Passcode: 865604

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Preschool Art Lab
Dress for a mess as we explore various process-based art techniques in this program aimed toward ages 2 to 5 years.

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

4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
STEAM Storycrafts
Join librarian Judy S. for outdoor, science-themed storytimes and corresponding crafts or experiments.
Children ages kindergarten through grade 2 and their caregiver. Advance registration required.

Thursday, July 8

12:00 – 1:15 p.m.
Happiness Prescription: Principles and Practices for Inner Happiness
Living mindfully through expanding our inner resources. Led by librarian Mimi Rabizadeh.
Meeting ID: 931 7876 5275 Passcode: 587935

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
How to use Seasonal Foods to Support your Health
Join Registered Dietitian and trained “ChefGirl” chef Jennifer Lease, RD, CDN, for a 3-part online series of health-supportive cooking. Meeting ID: 982 9319 5027 Passcode: 822747
In this class, we will be cooking live. Please email the presenter at jennifer@chefgirlnutrition.com,
if you would like the recipe, grocery list, and kitchen tools needed to cook along.
*Registration is not needed to attend the class*
(516) 466-8055 ext. 271 ejohnson@greatnecklibrary.org

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Lanyard Making
Learn how to turn plastic lace into a cute keychain or zipper accessory. Children grades 3+.

6:00 – 6:45 p.m.
Jump Bunch – Pre-School
Jump Bunch provides great exercise, but in a structured format that introduces a wide variety of sports, builds coordination, balance, and confidence. This program will take place outdoors at the Main Library.

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Building Committee Meeting via Zoom
Meeting ID: 910 1999 2083 Passcode: 771939
Dial In – 1 929 205 6099

7:00 – 7:45 p.m.
Jump Bunch – Elementary School
Children of elementary school age (5-10 years) are invited to join for new sports, hands-on exercises, and challenges each week. Program will take place outdoors at the Main Library.

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Hot Title Discussion: The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
Meeting ID:972 2017 1260 Passcode: windy

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Music and Stories of John Lennon with Rick Laban
Join singer/guitarist Rick Laban for an intimate look at the beautiful and powerful songs of John Lennon, from the early days of the Beatles until just before his tragic death. Rick talks about his passion for the artist, anecdotes about the songs themselves and sings his favorite songs, such as hits like Imagine, Norwegian Wood, Come Together and All You Need Is Love, as well as deeper cuts such as I Am the Walrus, Cry Baby Cry and Sexy Sadie. Meeting ID: 988 2495 1453 Passcode: 357787

Friday, July 9

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 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. childrens@greatnecklibrary.org

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