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What's New at the Garden City Public Library

Yak and Snack

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Have you read Lois Lowry’s The Giver? Registration is underway on Eventkeeper for the "Yak & Snack" book discussion to be held on Saturday, January 31 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. One of the first dystopian young-adult novels, The Giver is set in the future, a time of perfection when everyone in the society is assigned a job and a function. Come share your thoughts on this society and these characters.

Students in Grades 6-12 are invited to this book discussion with YA Librarian Marge Kelly. Pick up a copy of the book in the ‘Tweens 'n’ Teens Room. Bring lunch. The Friends of the Garden City Public Library will provide beverages and dessert.


Cozy up With a Good Book

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animated graphic of woman reading in rocking chair with footstoolThe Garden City Public Library's ninth annual adult winter reading club is underway. This year, the adult winter reading club is being 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 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:

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.


Cathedral Nursery School Art

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The Garden City Public Library's Children's Department is proud to be hosting the artwork of the students of Cathedral Nursery School.  The artwork is currently on display in the Children's Room.  Stop by to see all of the wonderful art!


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.

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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:
Feb. 15, Apr. 5, May 10 & May 24.