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Coffee & Tea by the Book

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Cover Image of 'Victoria,' by Daisy GoodwinIn-person registration for Garden City Public Library cardholders begins on Tuesday, January 31, at 9:30 AM for a "Coffee & Tea by the Book" discussion to be held on Tuesday, February 28, on the first floor of the Library in the Periodical Room at 9:30 AM sharp.

Librarians Laura Flanagan and Ann Garnett will moderate this discussion of Victoria, by Daisy Goodwin. You can pick up a copy of the book when you register at the Reference Desk. You are welcome to bring your own coffee or tea.

Registration is limited to 25 Garden City Public Library cardholders. Non-Garden City Library cardholders may register in person beginning February 21 if space is available.

Drawing on Queen Victoria’s diaries, Daisy Goodwin, creator and writer of the new PBS/Masterpiece drama "Victoria" and author of the bestselling novels The American Heiress and The Fortune Hunter, brings the formidable young nineteenth-century monarch, who would go on to reign for 63 years, to life in this magnificent new novel, Victoria.

Cover image of 'The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane,' by Lisa See

In-person registration for Garden City Public Library cardholders begins on Tuesday, March 28, at the Reference Desk at 9:30 AM for a "Coffee & Tea by the Book" discussion of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, by Lisa See, to be held on Tuesday, April 18. Librarians Laura Flanagan and Ann Garnett will moderate this discussion, which will take place on the First Floor of the Library in the Periodical Room at 9:30 AM sharp.

In this thrilling new novel from New York Times bestselling author Lisa See, the author explores the lives of a Chinese mother and her daughter, who has been adopted by an American couple. A powerful story about a family, separated by circumstances, culture, and distance, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane paints an unforgettable portrait of a little-known region and its people and celebrates the bond that connects mothers and daughters.

You are welcome to bring your own coffee or tea. Registration is limited to 25 Garden City Public Library cardholders. Non-Garden City Library cardholders may register in person beginning April 11 if space is available. You can pick up a copy of the book when you register at the Reference Desk.

 

Adult Coloring Series

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photo of adult-coloring projectsHave you heard? Coloring isn’t just for kids! Have fun experiencing the latest trend in relaxation: adult coloring.

Coloring can help alleviate stress and anxiety while allowing you to be creative and to train your brain to focus. Meetings are relaxed and informal. No experience is necessary. Coloring pages designed for adults and coloring pencils and markers will be provided.

Join us on Tuesday afternoon, February 28, at 1:00 PM and on Thursday evening, March 9, at 7:00 PM as we unwind and create beautiful pieces of art. Light refreshments will be served.

Open to all adult Garden City Public Library cardholders. Non-residents may attend if there is seating available 10 minutes before the program begins.

 

New Computers

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Print Release StationThe rollout of new computers in the Computer Lab is complete. The new machines feature Windows 10 and an updated version of SAM, the software we use for time-and-print management.

The new software makes use of a Print Release Station, a computer that is located between the two printers. The print menu at your workstation computer displays only a SAM Printer. When you send a print job, it does not print immediately. It is held at the Print Release Station until you enter your account information and select the print job and the printer – ColorPrintA on the left or ColorPrintB on the right.

While these added steps may seem like an inconvenience, the new system is designed to eliminate some of the problems we have seen with jobs that crash the printer. It also makes it easier to choose the working printer if the other one is out of order. As an added benefit, someone else is less likely to grab your print-out by mistake, since your job does not print until you release it.

Printed instructions on using the new computers are available in the Computer Lab.

 
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Read full-color digital magazines anytime, anywhere on your computer, smart phones, or tablet. The library's collection of popular, digital magazines includes both new and backlist titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limits.

There are two ways to read: check out magazines and read them instantly in the web browser (e.g., Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari) of your desktop computer or mobile device, or download them through mobile apps for Apple, Android, and Kindle Fire devices.

Zinio is not a collection of indexed articles as in a research database.  It contains digital copies of popular magazines, including the illustrations, advertisements, and articles, just as you would see them in the paper edition. 

Check out as many issues as you want and keep them in your account for as long as you wish.

 

Drop-In LEGO Club

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Children created cars, buildings, jets, villages & more during the Dec. 17, 2015 meeting of the Drop-In LEGO Club.

Come with your old friends and make new friends at our new LEGO Club. This monthly club meets on Thursday afternoons (March 2, April 6, and May 11) from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM and is for children in Grades Kindergarten through Fifth Grade.

No registration is required. Space is limited. Children will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. The Library will provide LEGO bricks for children to build with during the program.

The Drop-In LEGO Club was made possible through the generosity of the Friends of the Garden City Public Library as well as through LEGO donations from library patrons.

 
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