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What's New at the Garden City Public Library

Girls Who Code

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The Garden City Public Library is hosting a Girls Who Code Club that will offer computer-science education and technical-skill development to girls in 6th through 12th grade. The club will meet on Saturday afternoons from 2:00 pm to 4:45 pm in the Computer Lab on the lower level of the Library. The club will start on March 14, 2015 and continue on March 21 & 28; April 11, 18 & 25; May 16, 23 & 30; and June 6 & 13. Each lesson will build upon the previous lesson, so attendance at each meeting is strongly encouraged. The curriculum includes monthly project-based activities and the opportunity to build real-world software including mobile apps and games.

Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in the technology and engineering sectors. The Girls Who Code mission is to work to educate, inspire, and equip middle-school and high-school girls with the computing skills necessary to pursue opportunities in computing fields.

No prior experience in coding or programming is necessary. The girls will learn basic coding and programming, including variables, loops, and conditionals.

There is no cost to participate in the club, but the club size is limited to the first 20 girls who register. Registered participants will be expected to attend all sessions. Please bring your library card with you to each meeting.

The instructor for the club is Anna Korsakova, a data analytics manager at American Express. Dessie DiMino, an 11th grader at the high school, who spent seven weeks at the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program last summer, started the club and will be the teacher’s assistant. There may also be guest speakers and other perks. For more information or to register, please contact , Library director, or .


Computer Lab Closed Saturday Afternoons

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The Computer Lab will be closed to the public from 1:15 PM to 5:00 PM on the following Saturdays: to accommodate the "Girls Who Code" program.

March 28;

April 11, 18, and 25;

May 16, 23, and 30;

June 6 and 13.


Parent-Child Book Discussion

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cover image of 'Al Capone Does My Shirts'The "Bonding Bookworms" parent-child book-discussion group will meet on Monday, March 30 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. We will be discussing the book Al Capone Does My Shirts, by Gennifer Choldenko. The program is for children presently enrolled in Grades 4 & 5 and a parent, grandparent, guardian, or other special adult. The program is an hour.

Registration begins on Monday, January 5 at 9:30 AM in the Children’s Room. Bring a brown-bag dinner. A beverage and snack will be provided. Please arrive promptly. If you are late, your spot may be given to someone on the waitlist.


Spaghetti & Meatball Cake

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The Baking Coach will be at the Library on Saturday, March 28 from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM to teach Young Adults how to make a cake that looks like pasta and tastes like cake! Serve it to someone for April Fool’s Day.

Registration begins on Saturday, March 14 on Eventkeeper. This program is limited to 24 YAs.

Funding for his program is provided by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.


New Catalog Interface

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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.

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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
  (Sept. 21, 2014 - Jun. 7, 2015)

The Garden City Public Library will be closed on the following Sundays in 2015:
Apr. 5, May 10 & May 24.