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What's New at the Garden City Public Library

Banned Book Week

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Celebrate the freedom to read during Banned Book Week from September 21-27! Check out our book display of frequently challenged books, including classics such as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain; The Call of the Wild, by Jack London; Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Patterson; and James and the Giant Peach, by Roald Dahl. Newer, popular children’s books that have been challenged include the Harry Potter series, by J. K. Rowling; the Goosebumps series, by R. L. Stine; and Captain Underpants, by Dav Pilkey. Stop by the Library and support the freedom to read.


Library Congratulates Pat Marson

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photo of Patricia MarsonDirector Lisa Paulo and the Board of Trustees of the Garden City Public Library offer congratulations to Pat Marson, principal account clerk, (pictured) for her hard work and dedication to the Library on her 20th anniversary of service. Mrs. Marson was honored with a certificate at a Village luncheon held on Friday, September 12.


Children's Fall Registration News

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Registration for Children’s storytimes and book discussions began on September 8. 

Parents can still register their children for storytimes online via Eventkeeper at home, at work, or in the Children's Room.  Each child needs his or her own Library card to register for storytime

Registration for book discussions must be done in the Children’s Room. 

Non-residents can begin registering for storytimes and book discussions beginning Monday, September 22.

"Lapsit" and "Mother Goose" storytimes begin the week of Monday, September 22. Thursday storytimes begin October 2. All other storytimes will begin the week of Monday, October 6. Please arrive promptly. If you are late, your spot may be given to someone on the waitlist.

For more information on storytimes, book discussions, and other fall programs, ask a Children’s Librarian, look for our flyers in the Children’s Room, or ask a Children's librarian.


Get Ready for Fall

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animated graphic of leaves falling aroung block letters spelling "FALL"Fall begins on September 22, so get ready by reading some autumn-themed books. Picture books include Leaf Man, by Lois Elhert; Fletcher and the Falling Leaves, by Julia Rawlinson; Mouse’s First Fall, by Lauren Thompson; and Fall Mixed Up, by Bob Raczka. For nonfiction books on autumn, check out the books Fall, by Aaron Carr, How Do You Know It’s Fall? by Lisa M. Herrington, and Fall, by Stephanie Turnbull, plus many more.


Friends Monday Movie Matinée

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The fall schedule is as follows:

Sept.: Of Recent Note
22 The Tourist 2010 103 min.
29 Please Give 2010 90 min.
Oct.: Harrison Ford
6 Presumed Innocent 1990 127 min.
13 No Movie
20 Sabrina 1995 127 min.
27 Regarding Henry 1991 107 min.
Nov.: In the Conversation of . . .
3 Citizen Kane 1941 119 min.
10 No Movie 1954 112 min.
17 Maltese Falcon 1941 100 min.
24 Casablanca 1942 102 min.
Dec.: Get out the Tommy Guns!
Where Is Jimmy Cagney?
1 Road to Perdition 2002 117 min.
8 Untouchables 1987 119 min.
15 White Heat 1949 112 min.
22 Angels With Dirty Faces 1938 97 min.
29 No Movie

Movies are sponsored by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.

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Library Hours

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