What's New at the Garden City Public Library

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What's New at the Garden City Public Library

New Catalog Interface

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Please note our new search box in the banner area at the top of our web page.  Just enter some keywords and click on the "Go" button to search the Garden City collection.  To broaden the search to other participating libraries, click on the drop-down menu and select "All Nassau Libraries" before hitting "Go."

The link in the Main Menu on the left side of the page has been changed from "Catalog/My Account" to "Cardholder Account" and will  take the user directly to the login page.  Once logged in, patrons can see which books they have out, renew books that are coming due, and set up notifications.

The classic ALIScat catalog will soon be supplanted by the new Encore interface.  We have updated the Main Menu link on the left sidebar to point to the Encore version.  Although the two currently coexist and library patrons can use either one, we recommend easing into the new look while there is still a fallback position.  Use the Encore catalog to search for books and other materials in the collection of the Garden City Public Library and other members of the Nassau Library System.


Unravelling Nature’s Patterns

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'Temple of Love at Old Westbury Gardens,' photo by Lisa ReichenbergerEnvironmental educator Lisa Reichenberger from Old Westbury Gardens will present a one-hour visual lecture, “Unravelling Nature’s Patterns," at 1:30 PM on Thursday, May 28 in the Large Meeting Room. View the outdoors with an artist's eye as we unravel the mystery behind nature's patterns. Enjoy a guided look into how and why natural aesthetics attract attention, calm emotions, and aid survival in backyard gardens. See how patterns in nature affect us and the nature around them. 'Peach Dahlia at Old Westbury Gardens,' photo by Lisa Reichenberger

This public program is funded by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library. Garden City residents will be given priority by presenting their GCPL cards at the program-room door. 'Maroon Dahlia at Old Westbury Gardens,' photo by Lisa ReichenbergerNon-residents will be accommodated on a space-available basis 10 minutes before showtime. No saved seats. Please, no busses.

Free museum passes to Old Westbury Gardens are available to Garden City Public Library cardholders in good standing through the generosity of the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.


Book Donations Suspended in May

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The Friends of the Garden City Public Library are unable to accept book donations during the month of May. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Teens & Tots Storytime Training

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The Young Adult Department, in cooperation with the Garden City Recreation Department, conducts a storytime every Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon in July and the first week of August in the picnic area of the Garden City Pool.

To be a volunteer in this program, you must attend a training session at the Library. Required training will be available for any young adult in 5th grade and up who wishes to participate in the storytime program for the first time this summer. You will learn the skills of book selection, read-aloud techniques, how to engage a young audience, and how to prepare and teach crafts safely.

Contact Young Adult Librarian Marge Kelly at 516-742-8405, ext. 242 to arrange to attend a training session. This program is a community service, and participants earn credit.


Art Academy of Garden City

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The Art Academy of Garden City exhibits a colorful collection of student artwork in the Library's showcases and art gallery from May 3-29.  Students created these works using many techniques, media, and topics under the direction of Melissa & Laura Pashayan. All of the young artists are sure to surprise viewers with their talent and accomplishments.

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

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Library Hours

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: 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Fri: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Sat: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Sun: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  (Sept. 21, 2014 - Jun. 7, 2015)

New hours begin June 1.