What's New at the Garden City Public Library

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What's New at the Garden City Public Library

New Catalog Interface

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The classic ALIScat catalog will soon be supplanted by the new Encore interface.  We have updated the Main Menu link on the left sidebar to point to the Encore version.  Although the two currently coexist and library patrons can use either one, we recommend easing into the new look while there is still a fallback position.  Use the Encore catalog to search for books and other materials in the collection of the Garden City Public Library and other members of the Nassau Library System.


Friends Monday Movie Matinée

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The schedule for spring and summer is as follows:

Apr.: Crimes & What Is Going on Here?
20 The Hot Rock 1972 105 min.
27 The Usual Suspects 1995 106 min.
May: A Little “Slice of Life”
4 Birdcage 1996 117 min
11 The Out of Towners 1970 101 min
June: Little Bit of the Song and Dance
1 West Side Story 1961 152 min.
8 An American in Paris 1951 101 min.
15 The Sound of Music 1965 174 min.
22 Carousel 1956 128 min.
29 Oklahoma 1955 145 min.
July: Thriller Theatre
6 Law Abiding Citizen 2009 109 min.
13 Pacific Heights 1990 102 min.
20 Long Good Friday 1980 114 min.
27 Cassandra’s Dream 2007 108 min.
Aug.: A Laugh Riot
3 Silver Linings Playbook 2012 122 min.
10 Little Miss Sunshine 2006 101 min.
17 Broadway Danny Rose 1984 84 min.
24 Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 99 min.
31 Identity Thief 2013 111 min.

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



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The Library will be holding two interactive programs with PlayHooray on Wednesday, April 22. The first program will be held at 10:00 AM for children ages 6 months to 17 months and the second program will be held at 11:00 AM for children 18 months to 29 months. All children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Registration begins Monday, April 13 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. Due to limited room capacity, only one child and one adult will be allowed in per registration. Space is limited, so check Eventkeeper for availability.

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


Cooling Mother Earth: NY's Footprint in Nature

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photo of landscapeAre New Yorkers stewards of nature or lords of nature? On April 21, 2015 at 1:30 PM, Dr. Robert Spiegelman will present "Cooling Mother Earth: New York's Footprint in Nature, Then and Now," a vivid lecture and multimedia presentation that probes this question. Revisiting key moments in the Empire State's development - especially its Indian, infrastructure, and conservation legacies - Dr. Spiegelman links them to today's environmental crises. To find answers, he unearths the hidden roots of New Yorkers' conflicting views of nature, development, and civilization - both then and now.

Speakers in the HumanitiesDr. Robert Spiegelman, president of Real-View Media, LLC is a sociologist, multimedia artist, and writer who presents widely on New York, Iroquois, Irish, and environmental themes. The founder of SullivanClinton.com and Derryveagh.com, Dr. Spiegelman revisits hidden histories that link past and present and foster indigenous values of peace, democracy, and nature-in-balance. A college teacher for 12 years, he holds a Doctorate in Sociology from CUNY Graduate Center and teaches it at several CUNY campuses.

New York Council for the HumanitiesThis event is a New York Council for the Humanities, Speakers in the Humanities program. Funding for this program has been provided in part by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.

Please note that this program was originally scheduled for April 23.


Celebrate Earth Day

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animated graphic of western hemisphere with orbiting 'EARTHDAY' placardCelebrate Earth Day on April 22 by taking out some books about the holiday or the environment from the Library. The Children's Room has nonfiction titles such as Earth Day: Keeping Our Planet Clean, by Elaine Landau; Everyday is Earth Day: A Craft Book, by Kathy Ross; and Let’s Celebrate Earth Day, by Connie Roop. We also have picture books about protecting the environment, such as Curious George Plants a Tree, by Monica Perez; It’s Earth Day! by Mercer Mayer; and Miss Fox’s Class Goes Green! by Eileen Spinelli. For older children, we have chapter books about going green and taking care of the environment, such as Mallory Goes Green, by Laurie B. Friedman; Cam Jansen and the Green School Mystery, by David A. Adler; and Watch Out World, Rosy Cole is Going Green, by Sheila Greenwald; among others.

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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.