What's New at the Garden City Public Library

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What's New at the Garden City Public Library

September Is Library Card Sign-Up Month

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The Library has created a new display highlighting books about libraries and reading to celebrate National Library Card Sign-up Month.Back to school … back to the Garden City Public Library! September is not only back-to-school month, it is also "Library Card Sign-Up Month." A library card is the most important school supply of all for both students and their parents. This September be sure your library card is in your wallet. If you don't have one, sign up for a new one for you and for your children.

The Garden City Public Library offers free programs for adults and for children of all ages. In addition, the Library provides access to an extensive collection of books, periodicals, music CDs, audiobooks, and DVDs. The Library also provides online access through its website to authoritative electronic databases as well as to downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, and music. With a valid Library card, you can register for programs, borrow materials and museum passes, and access electronic resources.

This fall, stop by the Reference Desk to ask for a recommendation for your next read or pick up instructions on how to download eBooks. Students can register for one of the college-bound programs being offered by the Young Adult Department and learn about accessing the Library’s online homework-help and test-preparation services. Visit the Children’s Room to find out about book clubs, storytimes, and other programs for children and families. The Library also has computers for children and adults to use too. If you are homebound, you can use your Library card to sign-up for the Library’s homebound service.

This September, open the door to a world of possibilities by using your Library card. The Garden City Public Library has something to offer for every age and interest. Visit the Library for more information about all of the resources available with a Library card.


Back-to-School Books

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Animated graphic of rocking apple with pencil and "Back to School" placardGet ready to go back to school by reading a good book! You can read some picture books about the first day of school, such as First Day, Hooray, by Nancy Poydar; Mr. Ouchy’s First Day of School, by B. G. Hennessy; or My First Day at Nursery School, by Becky Edwards. For more general picture books about school, you can check out the books School Lunch, by True Kelley; How Do Dinosaurs Go to School? by Jane Yolen, or Never Ride Your Elephant to School, by Doug Johnson. For chapter books about school, you can check out Sideways Stories from Wayside School, by Louis Sachar or the series My Weird School, by Dan Gutman, or Ghostville Elementary, by Marcia Thorton Jones, plus many more.


Equine Extravaganza

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painting of woman and horse by Diana BertholdEquine Extravaganza & Other Things,” by Diana M. Berthold, will be exhibited in the Library’s Gallery & showcases from September 2-29. This native Long Islander’s multimedia paintings are inspired predominately by horses and other animals. Quilted horse-show ribbon pillows and unique banner quilts will be displayed in the showcases.quilt by Diana Berthold

quilt by Diana BertholdDiana Berthold is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology. She is a writer, horsewoman, artist, and quilt-and-fashion designer. Diana has created graphics, screen prints, textile prints, embroideries, apparel, costumes, accessories, and equestrian items for major retail manufacturers. Her award-winning quilts and artwork, which includes photography, pen and ink, watercolor, and oils, are exhibited at juried shows, galleries, and libraries. She has earned numerous awards on Long Island, NYC, and Pennsylvania, and has been featured in The Long Island Advance, Suffolk Life, Horse Directory, and magazines such as: Today’s Equestrian, Chronicle of the Horse, and Paint Horse Journal. She holds memberships in several local and national quilt guilds and in horse and art associations. Her work is in private collections in the USA, Canada, and Great Britain.

Exhibit funding is sponsored by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.


September Book & Media Displays

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photo of September book-and-media displayCome into the Garden City Public Library and browse the new fall displays with books, audiobooks, and DVDs.

The "Reading Group Central" display has books and audiobooks to select for your next book discussion. Since September is National Yoga Month, the librarians have selected books, audiobooks, and DVDs for discovering the joy of yoga and meditation.

The other new displays include "September is National Library Card Sign-up Month," "I Don’t Remember the Title . . . but the Cover is Red," "Back to School," and "Football Now and Then."


Meeting of the Board of Library Trustees

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There will be a Regular Meeting of the Board of Library Trustees on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 7:30 PM, at the Garden City Public Library in the Small Meeting Room on the Lower Level.

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Library Hours

Mon: 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM
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Thurs: 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Fri: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
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