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What's New at the Garden City Public Library

Dancing Through Life

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photo of Judi MarkThe Friends of the Garden City Public Library will sponsor a free one-woman show “Dancing Through Life: Songs Made Famous by Dancers” with Judi Mark at 2:00 PM on Thursday, April 24, in the Large Meeting Room. Waltz through history with this entertaining one-hour program featuring the music, visuals, and song & dance styles of female theater icons, including: Carmen Miranda, Ginger Rogers, Ann Miller, Eartha Kitt, Gwen Verdon, Chita Rivera, Donna McKechnie, and Shirley Maclaine.

Judi Mark is a multi-talented professional educator, dancer, singer, and actress. A passionate woman of artistic breadth, she has over three decades of experience. Judi regularly produces shows and concerts at various venues throughout NYC and in Florida. With over 20 years of experience in the NYC Dept. of Education, Judi has taught at institutions such as Hofstra University, Marymount Manhattan College, and numerous NYC public high schools. She has performed other excerpts of this program in NYC, where she sang at the Algonquin Hotel, The Gramercy Arts Club, The Friar’s Club, and many senior centers. Her dance and acting career highlights include performing with American Ballet Theatre at The Metropolitan Opera House, working off-Broadway alongside Danny DeVito in “Three By Pirandello,” and having a principal role in Mariah Carey’s feature film, “Glitter.”

Seating and parking are limited and on a first-come basis. No tickets are required.

 

Cupcake Decorating

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Join us on Saturday, April 26, at the Library for Cupcake Decorating with Kathy Giouvalakis. This fun program is for children in Grades K-2 at 1:00 PM and children in Grades 3-5 at 2:30 PM.

Registration begins Monday, April 7, at 9:30 AM on Eventkeeper. You must do a separate registration for each child you wish to attend the program.

Please arrive promptly. If you are late, your spot may be given to someone on the waitlist. If your child has any food allergies, please notify a Children’s Librarian.

Funding for this program has been provided by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.

 

Spring Reading in Bloom

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photo of spring books and audiovisual materials on displaySpring into shape by browsing the new displays at the Garden City Public Library.  Whether you are getting ready to plant your garden or heading out to the ballgame, there are books, audiobooks and DVDs for all of your spring interests. 

The new displays include books on gardening and landscape design, armchair travel books and DVDs, a celebration of poets for National Poetry Month, fitness books to help you get into shape, books and audiobooks to reminisce about the good old days of baseball, and instructional books on home repair to spruce up your house for spring.

Spring into reading at the Garden City Public Library!

 

National Autism Awareness Month

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April is National Autism Awareness Month and the Children’s Room is spreading awareness with a book display on autism. Titles include My Friend Has Autism, by Amanda Doering Tourville; A is for Autism, F is for Friend: A Kid's Book on Making Friends with a Child Who Has an Autism Spectrum Disorder, by Joanna L. Keating-Velasco; and Russell’s World: A Story for Kids About Autism, by Charles A. Amenta III; among others. The Library also has created the book, I Visit the Garden City Public Library, a social storybook for children with autism on visiting the Garden City Public Library, which can be viewed or checked out at the Library as well as viewed online. Stop by the Library and check out a book on autism this month!

 

Needleworks

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Come admire the fine workmanship of uniquely created "Needleworks" designed by fiber artist Michele Miroff, showcased at the Garden City Public Library from April 1-30, 2014.  Enjoy viewing exquisite handmade quilted bookmarks and postcards, colorful “woolies,” artistic pin cushions, imaginative whimsies, penny rugs, and quilts. 

This free exhibit is open to the public during regular Library hours. Exhibit funding is sponsored by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.

 
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