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Trustee Nouryan Named Woman of Distinction

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Lola Nouryan, Ph.D, a Garden City Library Board trustee, was honored as a 2014 Woman of Distinction by Assemblyman Edward Ra on Saturday, September 13. Dr. Nouryan is a psychologist with a distinguished background in education and community service. She has her own private practice in Garden City.

Assemblyman Ed Ra & Garden City Village Trustee Theresa Trouve are pictured honoring Lola Nouryan, Ph.D. (center) as a 2014 Woman of Distinction.Dr. Nouryan is also an adjunct professor at Hofstra University’s Graduate Department of Psychology, where she has taught courses in psychology for over 30 years. In addition to teaching, she serves as a clinical supervisor with Hofstra’s Psychological Evaluation Research and Counseling Clinic. In this capacity, she supervises graduate students conducting psychological assessments of individuals.

Dr. Nouryan served as school psychologist for the Rockville Centre School District for over 30 years. She has published and presented academic papers in the field of special-needs children.

During the Vietnam War, Dr. Nouryan provided free counseling to the wives of soldiers serving in the military. Due to Dr. Nouryan’s significant work, spousal needs are now recognized to be an important component of military preparedness and function.

Dr. Nouryan serves as a trustee on the Garden City Public Library Board, where she specializes in human-resources issues. She is the devoted mother of three children and proud grandmother of five.


Floral Photography

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'Tulips,' by Helen AndersonCome admire the beautiful floral photography by Helen Anderson showcased at the Library from October 1-30. Enjoy viewing exquisite close-up shots of nature’s best show of color and design in roses, carnations, hydrangeas, and more. This award-winning amateur photographer will share her collection of 8” x 10” framed prints.

Helen Anderson of West Hempstead received an official Town of Hempstead Shutterbug Award from Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray as a winner in the 2014 Town of Hempstead Calendar Photo Contest. Her award-winning “Tulips” photo was featured in their calendar, which was mailed to all the town’s households. “I always had an interest in photography,” the winner explained. Three years ago she bought her first "real camera."

Self-taught, Helen aims, shoots, and hopes for the best from her photographs of favorite topics such as flowers, animals, and her fashion-doll collection. Now retired, Helen worked for many years grooming race horses at Roosevelt Raceway and was also employed as a law-firm secretary.

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


Library Congratulates Pat Marson

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photo of Patricia MarsonDirector Lisa Paulo and the Board of Trustees of the Garden City Public Library offer congratulations to Pat Marson, principal account clerk, (pictured) for her hard work and dedication to the Library on her 20th anniversary of service. Mrs. Marson was honored with a certificate at a Village luncheon held on Friday, September 12.


Friends Book Discussion

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cover of "Where the Heart Is," by Billie Letts Where the Heart Is, by Billie Letts,  is the selection for a book discussion, which will be moderated by Gloria Weinrich, on Wednesday, October 1 at 10:00 AM in the Small Meeting Room on the Lower Level.

Pregnant and abandoned by her boyfriend, 17 year-old Novalee Nation hides in an Oklahoma store and gives birth.  She becomes a celebrity as the mother of the "Wal-Mart Baby," and the townspeople, including Bible-thumping Sister Thelma Husband and eccentric librarian Forney Hull, pitch in to help. Then the baby is kidnapped.

No registration is necessary. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library. Books will be available beginning Tuesday, September 2, at the Reference Desk.


October Gallery Show

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abstract painting by Joseph KastalekArtist Joseph Kastalek will exhibit a solo show of his work in the Gallery from October 2-30, 2014. A colorful collection of contemporary paintings will be on view. Mr. Kastalek has enjoyed exploring and creating abstract art as a hobby. He has discovered that expressing his creativity is both relaxing and visually rewarding. abstract painting by Joseph Kastalek

Please note: October's Gallery "Retrospective" exhibit by Ruth Lawrence has been cancelled.

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