Happening at the Great Neck Library

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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. Outdoor and indoor in-person events have now been added. Please always check with the Library before coming to a program. Phone: (516) 466-8055.

Monday, August 9

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Monday Movie Discussion: A Walk in the Woods (2015) R, 1 hr., 44 min., Adventure, Biography, Comedy
After spending two decades in England, Bill Bryson (Robert Redford) returns to the U.S., where he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends, Stephen Katz (Nick Nolte). Stream for free with your Great Neck Library card on Hoopla, for free on PLEX and with ads on Tubi and Crackle. Meeting ID: 922 4715 2633 Passcode: films

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Chair Yoga and Fitness
This class is a mix of yoga and fitness. For half the class we will be seated in the chair, and half is standing using the support of the chair. We will work balance, range of motion and strength with an emphasis of finding proper alignment to keep out of pain and injury. We start each class with breath work and end in a short relaxing meditation. No class August 23
Meeting ID: 992 9175 5856 Passcode: 853401

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Rock Art
Explore the art of rock painting using different techniques.
LOCATION: Parkville Branch Outside Garden

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Career Development Series – Understand and Perfect the Interview facilitated by Nakita Vanstory
Demystify the interview process and curb your anxiety by knowing what to expect. Techniques and exercises will show how to better connect with interviewers and put your best foot forward during an employment interview. Meeting ID: 974 4000 6497 Passcode: 161226

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Public Speaking Workshop for Teens facilitated by Debbie Gershow Lindell
In this fun and interactive workshop, we will review strategies on how to be a better public speaker, how to think on your feet and build your confidence.

Tuesday, August 10

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.
Two Guggenheim Museums in Venice and Balbao with Prof. Val Franco
Journey through two very incredible Guggenheim museums in vastly different cities: the collection in the mysterious and romantic city of Venice, and the largest city in Spain’s Basque Country.
Meeting ID: 917 8508 1698 Passcode: 473200

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Estate Planning
Join Melissa Negrin-Weiner, Esq., Partner, from Cona Elder Law to learn about the importance of estate planning, how to preserve the value of your assets, and plan for the care you need throughout the aging process. Moderated by Melissa Katz, LCSW, Director of Caregiver Services at the Long Island Alzheimer’s and Dementia Center. Meeting ID: 980 9671 0649 Passcode: 751451

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Jr. Levels Video Game Maker
5th and 6th graders only
Design your own characters, landscapes and levels in order to build your own side scrolling video game.

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
3D Design a Lighthouse
Ages 8+
Create your own lighthouse using Tinkercad, a free online 3D design software. As an alternative, you could always try to model Stepping Stone Lighthouse. We will begin with some basic 3D modeling skills and then progress to more intermediate and advanced skills. Prior 3D design experience is recommended but not required. Registration required. Register online or by phone in order to receive the Zoom Meeting ID and Password and an email reminder. stemlab@greatnecklibrary.org

Wednesday, August 11

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

Thursday, August 12

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 – 3:00 p.m.
Brain Fitness
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: 925 1754 0231 Passcode: 274242

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Levels Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Levels presents their first live, in-person theatre production since 2019, William Shakespeare’s hilarious comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 12, 13 and 14 at 6:00 p.m. The show will take place outdoors, behind the Library’s Main Building at 159 Bayview Avenue, Great Neck 11023. Admission is FREE and the show is open to the public, though tickets are strongly recommended to guarantee seating, as space is limited. Contact Barry Weil at bweil@greatnecklibrary.org for ticket and further information.

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, August 13

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.
LOCATION: Parkville Branch Outside Garden

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Levels Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Contact bweil@greatnecklibrary.org for ticket and further information.

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