What's New at the Garden City Public Library

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Superhero Robots

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animated graphic of walking robotCome and join the fun by creating "Superhero Robots" on Wednesday, July 8 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Science teacher Chris Buchman will show young adults how to make working robots modeled on super heroes.

Registration begins June 17 on Eventkeeper. This program is limited to 24 young adults.

Funding for this program has been provided by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.


Family Storytime Under the Stars

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animated graphic of twinkling stars in cloudy skyJoin us at the Library on Wednesday, July 8, at 7:00 PM for "Family Storytime Under the Stars."  This is a family program for children ages 2½ through Grade 5 and their families.

Registration begins Monday, June 29 at 9:30 AM on Eventkeeper.  You must use a Library card to register. You must do a separate registration for each child you wish to attend the program. Children should be accompanied by their families. For each family participating, one family member must be an adult.

This program will be held outside. In the event of rain, it will be held indoors.  Registrants are encouraged to bring their own blankets, towels, or chairs to sit on outside, as they will not be provided. If you are late, your spot may be given to someone on the waitlist.


Celebrate America!

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photo of 'Celebrate America' book displayThe Garden City Public Library invites residents to "Celebrate America" by browsing the new display with nonfiction books celebrating America’s history, art, food, landmarks, natural wonders, and many other aspects of American culture.

In addition, the Library has added two other new displays for July. "Get Wild!" celebrates July as Parks and Recreation Month with books on all the recreational activities to be enjoyed in our nation’s parks.

For Francophile’s, there’s a "Bastille Day" display with books on everything French, including French cooking, art, history and travel. The displays are located near the Circulation area on the main floor of the Library.


Library to Close July 10

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The Garden City Public Library will be closed to the public on Friday, July 10, 2015 due to an emergency repair to the air-conditioning system.


Library Enhances Travel Collection

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animated graphic of jet airliner flying through clouds with 'Great Vacations' painted on fuselageThe Garden City Public Library is enhancing its travel collection to include travel DVDs with its nonfiction travel books. The Library has also been updating its collection of travel guidebooks, which includes recently published books by Fodor’s, Frommers, Rick Steve’s, Lonely Planet, Rough Guide, D.K. Eyewitness Travel and others. The travel collection is located on the main floor of the Library with the nonfiction call numbers 910 – 919. Stop by the Library to check out the travel collection to help plan your summer vacation experience.

Don't get caught sounding like a tourist while you're overseas.  Before venturing outside the US, be sure to polish up your language skills with Transparent Language Online. TLO is a rapid-learning system employing flashcards with audio to help the user memorize words and phrases. Pronunciation analysis compares your speech with that of a native speaker, and assessment tests identify areas for improvement. There are 90 language courses available. 

Transparent Language Online works with Windows and Mac computers, and apps are available for Android and Apple phones and tablets.

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Library Hours

New hours are in bold.

Mon: 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tues: 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Weds: 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thurs: 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Fri: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Sat: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Sun: Closed for Summer