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What's New at the Garden City Public Library

Art Academy of Garden City

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The Art Academy of Garden City exhibits a colorful collection of student artwork in the Library's showcases and art gallery from May 3-29.  Students created these works using many techniques, media, and topics under the direction of Melissa & Laura Pashayan. All of the young artists are sure to surprise viewers with their talent and accomplishments.

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


Drop-In LEGO Club

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Children’s Librarian Barbara Grace helps children select LEGO bricks at the 'Drop-In LEGO Club' on 4/1/15.The next meeting of the "Drop-In LEGO Club" will take place on Wednesday, May 6, from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. This monthly club is for children in Grades Kindergarten through Fifth Grade.

No registration is required, but space is limited. When arriving at the Library, come to the Children’s Room and get a number. Numbers will be distributed starting at 3:00 PM the day of the program. Children will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. The Library will provide LEGO bricks for children to build with during the program.

The "Drop-In LEGO Club" was made possible through the generosity of the Friends of the Garden City Public Library as well as through LEGO donations from library patrons. The Children’s Department would like to thank all those who generously donated LEGO bricks to the new "Drop-In LEGO Club." Children show what they built during the first meeting of the 'Drop-In LEGO Club.'The Children’s Department greatly appreciates this donation, which will be used monthly during the LEGO club’s meetings and will help foster and encourage creativity in the children of Garden City who attend. If you have old LEGO bricks, minifigures, or other LEGO parts you would like to donate to the Library for the club, please contact the Children’s Department, either by or by phone at 516-742-8405 x216. LEGO donations can also be brought to the Children’s Room at the Library.


Sunday Closing

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Mother's Day with animated butterfliesThe Garden City Public Library will be closed on Sunday, May 10, 2015.


Friends Book Discussion

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Loving Frank, by Nancy Horan, is the selection for a book discussion, which will be moderated by Gloria Weinrich, on Wednesday, May 6, at 10:00 AM at the Garden City Public Library. Drawing on years of research, Nancy Horan tells the remarkable story of the long-lived affair between Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Cheney. This compelling narrative is elegantly written and rich in detail.

This book discussion will take place in the Library’s Small Meeting Room on the Lower Level. No registration is necessary. Copies of the book are available at the Reference Desk in the Library. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.


Teens & Tots Storytime Training

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The Young Adult Department, in cooperation with the Garden City Recreation Department, conducts a storytime every Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon in July and the first week of August in the picnic area of the Garden City Pool.

To be a volunteer in this program, you must attend a training session at the Library. Required training will be available for any young adult in 5th grade and up who wishes to participate in the storytime program for the first time this summer. You will learn the skills of book selection, read-aloud techniques, how to engage a young audience, and how to prepare and teach crafts safely.

Contact Young Adult Librarian Marge Kelly at 516-742-8405, ext. 242 to arrange to attend a training session. This program is a community service, and participants earn credit.

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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:
May 10 & May 24.

New hours begin June 1.