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What's New at the Garden City Public Library

Manhasset Art Association

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'Artichokes' - watercolor by Shelley BerkleyThe Manhasset Art Association will exhibit a group show in the Gallery and showcases from November 4-25. View multi-media professional artwork, including pastels, collage, watercolor, oils, acrylics, and photography.

'Moon Goddess' - mixed media by Ann PellatonIn 1948, a small group of Manhasset artists were invited to meet at the home of Helen Jennings. Mrs. Jennings had a dream of organizing a workshop where artists could work together to develop their talents, exchange ideas, and foster a greater appreciation and advancement of the arts in the community. In 1949, a constitution was adopted, and Mrs. Jennings was elected president. The association held meetings at many different sites, such as the Old Firehouse on Bayview Ave., Patricia Murphy’s, Manhasset Hall, the old Onderdonk House, the Community Reformed Church, and, at present, the Quaker Meeting House on Northern Boulevard.

Today, the MMA still offers its members workshops with a live model, and three major art exhibits each year. All members are expected to help run the organization, and it is the spirit of cooperation that makes the group successful.

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

 

Elevator on Path to Being Fixed

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The Village of Garden City and the Garden City Public Library have been working together to repair the problems with the Library’s elevator and will hopefully have it up and running in approximately three to four weeks.

It has been a difficult time for seniors and the physically challenged, and a tremendous inconvenience for the public in general without an elevator running in the Library. However, the Village and Library both agreed that in its present condition the elevator was not safe for people to use.

To address the needs of the physically challenged, there are computers located on the main level in the Young Adult area with access to the Internet, word processing, and the Library’s catalog. Library staff can obtain audio-visual materials for you from the lower level. For Library programs, please check our website or call us for the program’s location as many of them are held on the lower level.

The Village and Library thank the residents of Garden City for their understanding and patience during the past month and a half. If the public has any questions, please call Library Director Lisa Paulo at 516-742-8405, ext. 210.

 

Babysitting Workshop

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The always popular "Babysitting Workshop" will be offered again this fall. The "Safety Session," with Steve Espey of Garden City Recreation and Detective Richard Pedone of the GC Police Department Youth Bureau, was held on Wednesday, October 29 from 3:45 PM to 5:15 PM. Mr. Espey and Officer Pedone instructed future and current babysitters on how to prevent problems and deal with the unpreventable in Village parks and the pool as well as in the home.

animated graphic of formula dripping from baby bottleeOn Wednesday, November 5 from 3:45 PM to 5:45 PM, Nurses JoAnnTanck and Georgette Basso will teach babysitters about the care, health, nutrition, illnesses, and accidents of young children and infants in the "Child Care/First Aid Session." Young adults will learn how to handle emergencies when babysitting. Bring a baby-size doll or stuffed animal to practice diapering, burping and first aid.

Certificates of Completion will be awarded to those attending both sessions. Registration starts on October 15 and is ongoing on Eventkeeper. This program is limited to 30 young adults.

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

 

Friends Monday Movie Matinée

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The fall schedule is as follows:

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

 

Friends' Bargain Book Sale

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animated graphic of wobbling book stackThe Friends of the Garden City Public Library will hold a “Bargain Book Sale” on Saturday, November 8, from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM on the Lower Level. Come early for the best selection of hard- and softcover books, CDs, DVDs, and videos. Find beautiful Christmas books and great gift books just in time for the holidays. Choose from fiction, non-fiction, adult, teen, and children’s books. Antique and autographed books as well as coffee-table books will be offered.

The Friends volunteers have organized this fabulous sale, with all proceeds to benefit the Library. The Friends have volunteered as a dynamic resource for the community with their staff and extensive services since 1952. The non-profit organization has provided free for patrons of all ages: museum passes, quality programs, new equipment, summer reading groups, monthly exhibitions, movies, book discussions, newsletters, lectures, plays, concerts, craft workshops, book bags, and much more.

Please note: the Friends of the Garden City Public Library are unable to accept book donations from October 14 through November 15.

 
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