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What's New at the Garden City Public Library

Cozy up With a Good Book

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animated graphic of woman reading in rocking chair with footstoolThe Garden City Public Library would like to invite you to join its ninth annual adult winter reading club to be held from Sunday, November 23 to Sunday, April 12. There are no meetings. You choose the books you want to read or listen to. You will fill out a review card for each book. You will then be entered into a final drawing at the “Cozy Up with a Good Bookbrunch (by invitation only) to be held in the spring. The more review cards you fill out, the more chances you have to win!

Registration began on Sunday, November 23 at 1:00 PM and is ongoing. Registration must be done in person and you must be an adult Garden City Public Library cardholder to join. So come in and register at the Reference Desk. And remember: cozy up with a good book this winter!


Friends Monday Movie Matinée

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The winter schedule is as follows:

Jan.: Edge of Your Seat
26 The Man Who Knew Too Much 1956 120 min.
Feb.: Once Again - a Potpourri
2 13 Conversations 2001 104 min.
9 Mystic River 2003 137 min.
23 The Spanish Prisoner 1998 110min.
Mar.: John Le Carré
2 The Spy Who Came in From the Cold 1965 112 min.
9 The Tailor of Panama 2001 109 min.
16 The Russia House 1990 122 min.
30 Tinker, Tailor, Solder, Spy 2011 127 min.
Apr.: Crimes & What Is Going on Here?
6 The Pink Panther 1963 113 min.
13 Take the Money & Run 1969 85 min.
20 The Hot Rock 1972 105 min.
27 The Usual Suspects 1995 106 min.

Movies begin at 1:30 PM and are sponsored by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.


How to Pay Less Income Tax

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On Thursday, January 29 at 7:00 PM, Barry Lisak will present a seminar to help reduce your Federal and New York State taxes.  Mr. Lisak is an enrolled IRS agent and tax professional. He is currently the tax columnist for New York’s civil-service paper, The Chief. The new "ObamaCare" laws, as well as all new Federal and State tax laws enacted this year will be discussed.

The booklet "Last Minute Tax Strategies" will be distributed to all attendees. Other topics that will be covered include education, retirement, home-ownership, charitable, medical, investment, employee, and miscellaneous deductions.  Remember to bring a pad and pencil.  There is no registration and all are welcome.


Skype Author Book Discussion

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Author Celeste Ng on screen in the Small Meeting Room, participating in the discussion of 'Everything I Never Told You.' The audience is pictured at bottom right."Coffee & Tea by the Book" held its first book discussion with an author via Skype on Tuesday, January 20, at the Garden City Public Library. Librarians Laura Flanagan and Ann Garnett moderated a discussion of Everything I Never Told You, Amazon’s number-one book of its top 100 for 2014.

Author Celeste Ng participated in the entire discussion with the patrons via Skype. The participants had the opportunity to ask Ms. Ng questions about her background and her inspiration for writing this bestselling literary thriller about a Chinese American family living in Ohio in the 1970s. The author also joined in the discussion with the participants about the actions of the characters and the way the plot unfolded.

"Coffee & Tea by the Book" is held approximately every six weeks. Look for an announcement about upcoming registration for the next book discussion or call the Reference Department at the Library at 742-8405 x2.


St. Joseph School Showcase Exhibit

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A display presented by St. Joseph School will be exhibited in the Library’s showcases January 3-30, 2015. Samples of student work, artwork, photos, and school programs will be exhibited in honor of Catholic Schools Week, which runs from January 25–31, 2015.

Exhibit funding is sponsored by the 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 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:
Jan. 18, Feb. 15, Apr. 5, May 10 & May 24.