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. Some programs are hybrid, where you have a choice of attending in-person or via Zoom. Please always check with the Library before coming to a program. Phone: (516) 466-8055.

Saturday, October 23

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Fall Adult Art Party
Create a beautiful painted wine glass with instructor Masa from Creative Scene.
LOCATION: Parkville Branch Outside Garden

Sunday, October 24

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Library Trick-or-Treat
Come in costume to the Main building of the Library during Halloween week (Oct. 24 to 31) to trick-or-treat. See a Children’s Librarian for a non-food gift. One item per child; child must be present to receive giveaway. LOCATION: Main Library Lower Lobby

Monday, October 25

10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Board of Trustees Annual Meeting/Election
LOCATION: Main Library Community Room & Parkville Branch Library

12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Afterlives: Recovering the Lost Stories of Looted Art with Mary Vahey
During World War II, untold numbers of artworks and cultural property were stolen by Nazi forces, and after the war, hundreds of thousands of artworks were recovered. Many more were destroyed. The talk will discuss the exhibition at the Jewish Museum, Afterlives: Recovering the Lost Stories of Looted Art. Stories of the objects looted from Jewish families during the war including works by such renowned artists as Marc Chagall, Paul Cézanne, Franz Marc, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and Camille Pissarro.
Meeting ID: 849 2727 0126 Passcode: 611626

5:00 p.m.
Puppetry: Fractured Fairy Tale Project
Teens grades 7+
We’re putting together an original puppet show for the Children’s Department, to be performed in late December. Help us create our own weird take on a famous fairy tale. levels@greatnecklibrary.org

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Young Adult Author Visit and Book Chat with Kara Thomas
Kara will discuss the inspiration behind her new book, That Weekend, a Barnes and Noble YA Book Club pick, and the process of writing it. Q&A. Teens register in advance and we’ll contact you to pick up your free copy of the book to keep and read before the program.

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Mah Jongg Strategies: Tips and Tricks Series with Donna Miller-Small
In these sessions you will hone your skills of passing tiles, picking the right hand, and playing a defensive game. Knowledge of the game required. Have a 2021 card for class.
Meeting ID: 939 7968 7806 Passcode: 300160

8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Teens grades 7+
Join us in this fun, creative drawing session as we follow Halloween-themed prompts.

Tuesday, October 26

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Broadway Extravaganza with Stephen Nachamie
From Ziegfeld to Moulin Rouge. A journey through the large-scale live spectacles that are celebrated on Broadway. Producers and impresarios who created and continue the genre.
Meeting ID: 944 5242 4462 Passcode: 744695

7:00 – 7:45 p.m.
West Egg Book Club
Join Librarian Justin for a discussion of Blue: In Search of Nature’s Rarest Color by Kai Kupferschmidt.
Item is available through Hoopla: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/13571217
Meeting ID: 840 1632 1260 Password: 491406

8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Knitting Circle
Teens grades 7+
Learn to knit together. levels@greatnecklibrary.org

9:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Teens grades 7+
IMPROV Chat Show
Join us as a guest or work behind the scenes in the improvisational Chat Show where nobody knows what they’re talking about. levels@greatnecklibrary.org

Wednesday, October 27

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Headache/Migraines 2021: Advancing Forward with Dr. Noah Rosen.
(Online) We will discuss the most common forms of headache, review the current understanding of migraines, and update participants on current treatments. Program courtesy of Nassau Libraries Health Share.

3:30 – 4:15 p.m.
Sticks in the Stacks Online
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

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Jazz and Sketch Night
Teens grades 7+
Fun opportunity to listen to jazz, pick a “jazzy” piece of your own, and sketch ideas/scenes to it (using colored pencils.) levels@greatnecklibrary.org

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Book Club online: On the Way to Birdland by Frank Morelli
Teens grades 7+
Join us for our fall book club as we meet with author Frank Morelli to discuss On the Way to Birdland.

Thursday, October 28

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Jr. Levels: Cyber Safety
5th and 6th graders
Learn of the potential dangers that are associated with using the internet and smartphone technology. Students will gain a better understanding of the digital trail and how to establish and defend boundaries.
Register in advance to receive the zoom link on the date of the event.

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Oh, My Aching Joints: All You Need to Know About Arthritis
One in four people with arthritis is living with severe joint pain. Dr. Marie Labarca, Rheumatology specialist discusses the risk factors for getting arthritis and what to do if you have it already. Program courtesy of Nassau Libraries Health Share.

Friday, October 29

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Internet 101 (In Person or Virtual/Online)

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Learn ASL (American Sign Language)
Stop by the Children’s Reference desk at the Main building every Friday to learn a few new signs.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Friday Film Discussion online
Parasite Original title: Gisaengchung 2019 R 2 hr., 12 min.
Greed and class discrimination threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan.
Watch at your leisure, free with your Great Neck Library card on Kanopy, and with subscription on Hulu.
Meeting ID: 945 7942 7808 Passcode: films

8:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Halloween Party
Teens grades 7+
Dress in your best costumes for a spooky treat. We’ll also play some Halloween-themed Jackbox Games.

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