What's New at the Garden City Public Library

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What's New at the Garden City Public Library

Time for Kids

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Join us on Monday, October 20 at 7:00 PM for "Tots Night Out" with Donna Green. This fun program is for children ages 2½-5 (not yet in Kindergarten) and an adult caregiver. During the program, children will make a city-skyscraper craft.

Registration began Monday, October 6 on Eventkeeper. Each child needs his or her own Library card to register. You must do a separate registration for each child you wish to attend the program.

Please arrive promptly. If you are late, your spot may be given to someone on the waitlist. Due to limited room capacity, only one child and one adult allowed in per registration.

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


Meeting of Chapter Chat

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Join us on Wednesday, October 22, from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM for our first meeting of our second-grade book discussion, "Chapter Chat." We will discuss Doug Cushman's Dirk Bones and the Mystery of the Missing Books. There will be games, a craft, and other book-related fun. A beverage and snack will be provided.

Please note that this meeting, originally planned for Thursday, October 16, was rescheduled.

Registration began Monday, September 8. Parents can sign up current second graders in the Children’s Room. Sign up is for both meetings and each meeting is an hour.

The second meeting will be held Thursday, November 13 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM, where we will discuss Abby Klein’s Don't Sit on My Lunch from the Ready Freddy series. Space is limited, so check with a Children’s Librarian for availability.


Coffee & Tea by the Book

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animated graphic of book, pen, and glasses iwht chocolate-chip cookies and steaming mugIn-person registration began on October 9 for "Coffee & Tea by the Book," to be held on Tuesday, October 28 at 10:00 AM. Librarians Laura Flanagan and Ann Garnett will moderate a discussion of All The Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr. Registration is limited to Garden City Public Library cardholders. You can pick up a book when you register at the Reference Desk.

book jacket of "All the Light We Cannot See"From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning author Anthony Doerr, All The Light We Cannot See is the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, he illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. Ten years in the writing, All the Light We Cannot See is a magnificent, deeply moving novel from a writer “whose sentences never fail to thrill” (Los Angeles Times). Come join "Coffee & Tea by the Book" to discuss Doerr’s latest bestseller.


Beat the High Cost of College

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Barry Fox, BA, MA of College Finance Consulting College Access, Inc. and member of the NYS Financial Aid Administrators Association, will once again make a presentation on how to get your share of the billions of dollars of available grants and loans on Wednesday, October 22 from 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM. Mr. Fox will guide the audience through the step-by-step process of filling out the FAFSA form, explain how financial-aid offices determine awards, give an explanation of the NYS TAP program, and fully discuss the special situation of divorced or separated parents.

Registration began Monday, October 1 on Eventkeeper. This program is limited to 90.

This program is funded by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.


Interior Design Makeovers & Trends

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Professional interior designer Jacqui Palatnik will introduce you to the latest trends in the world of interior design on Thursday, October 23 at 7:00 PM at the Garden City Public Library. Ms. Palatnik attends the High Point Furniture Market (she will have just returned from the fall show) each year and will share with you what will be trending in color and fabrics as well as furniture design, along with what’s very new in kitchens and bathrooms.

There will be material samples as well as a PowerPoint® presentation and handouts. Ms. Palatnik will be glad to answer any decorating questions you may have regarding your own home.

This program is open to all and registration is not required.

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Library Hours

Mon: 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tues: 9:30 AM to 5:00 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