Our Branch sponsors several study and action groups that meet on a regular basis and others that meet as needed.
Those that meet regularly include Arts & Antiques on the fourth Tuesday of the month, Day Literature on the second Monday, Evening Literature on the third Monday, Music Study on the second Thursday, and Travel Group on the first Monday. Film with Friends meets four times a year at various times, Perspectives meets on several Thursdays, and Political Action on various dates.
Below is a listing of our upcoming meetings and events. Additional monthly gatherings will be posted as they are scheduled.
Monday, Nov. 26, 7:30 p.m., Great Neck. Our discussion will consider the novel, “The Gardens of Consolation,” by Parisa Reza, the tale of a young couple from a remote Iranian village who move near Tehran and give birth to a child who will take part in the political and cultural transformation of the country. For more information, contact Judy at 516-482-2745.
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 12:00 noon., Bayside. Join us as we listen to a lecture by Northwell Health nurse Lori Ginsberg, who will talk about how to stay safe by avoiding falls. For more information, contact Adrienne at 718-224-2317.
Friday, Nov. 30, 11:00 a.m. lecture, 12:45 p.m. lunch, Albertson. We will hear a presentation by Metropolitan Museum of Art lecturer Ines Powell, who will speak about the Barnes Foundation of Philadelphia and their remarkable art collection. To reserve your place, contact Karen at 718-631-1998.
Friday, Nov. 30, 11:00 a.m., Glen Cove. We hope you will join us as our own member, Dr. Linda Burghardt, presents a lecture entitled, “Jewish Humor and the Holocaust: Amusing? Confusing? Offensive?” The talk will take place at the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center, 100 Crescent Beach Rd., Glen Cove. For more information, call 516-571-8040 or visit hmtcli.org.
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 11:00 a.m. program, 12:30 p.m. lunch, Roslyn. Our own member Rose Marie Guzzo will help us celebrate Leonard Bernstein’s centennial year by narrating a DVD that includes footage of his extraordinary career. For more information, contact Julia at 516-621-1593.
Thursday, Dec. 6, 12:30 p.m., Franklin Square. Please join us as we learn about Germany during lunch at Plattdeutsche Park, a historic restaurant serving authentic German cuisine, as we listen to our member Julia Previto discuss her travels through Germany. For more information, contact Ellen at 718-459-5832.
Friday, Dec. 7, 11:00 a.m. lecture, 12:45 p.m. lunch, Albertson. Join us for a talk by SUNY/Farmingdale professor Thomas Germano, who will speak on the current Andy Warhol retrospective exhibit at the Whitney Museum of Art. Please contact Karen at 718-631-1998.
Monday, Dec. 10, 12:15 p.m. lunch, 1:00 program, Roslyn. We will discuss the highly acclaimed novel, “The Overstory,” by Richard Powers. Please join us and bring a sandwich. For more information, call Julia at 516-621-1593.
Monday, Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m., Port Washington. Our book will be “Rescue: Refugees and the Political Crisis of our Times,” by David Miliband. All are welcome. For more information, call Carolyn at 516-944-5534.
New Year’s Luncheon
Friday, Jan. 4, 12:00 noon, New Hyde Park. Join us as we ring in 2019 together at the Inn at New Hyde Park. Reservations and more information are available from Julia at 516-621-1593.
Monday, Jan. 14, 12:15 p.m. lunch, 1:00 p.m. program, Mineola. We will discuss the award-winning memoir, “Educated,” by Tara Westover. For more information, contact Peggy at 516-742-8422.
Thursday, Jan. 17, 10:30 a.m. board meeting, 12:30 p.m. program, West Hempstead. We will hear a talk about Ayurveda, a system of medicine with historical roots in the Indian subcontinent that has become popular today as a type of alternative medicine. All are welcome. Please bring a sandwich for your lunch. For more information, contact Cynthia at 516-873-6036.
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2:00 p.m., Manhasset. Our own member, Dr. Vivian Valvano Lynch, will discuss works by Jack London, part of San Francisco’s radical literary group and a passionate advocate of socialism, unionism and workers’ rights in the early 20th century. For more information, call Karen at 718-631-1998.
Monday, Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m., Albertson. We will discuss the novel, “Beneath a Scarlet Sky,” by Mark Sullivan, a World War II spy thriller that takes place in Italy. For more information, call Susie at 516-746-6817.
For specific locations and further information, please contact Julie at 516-352-8680.