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Unravelling Nature’s Patterns Print Email
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'Temple of Love at Old Westbury Gardens,' photo by Lisa ReichenbergerEnvironmental educator Lisa Reichenberger from Old Westbury Gardens will present a one-hour visual lecture, “Unravelling Nature’s Patterns," at 1:30 PM on Thursday, May 28 in the Large Meeting Room. View the outdoors with an artist's eye as we unravel the mystery behind nature's patterns. Enjoy a guided look into how and why natural aesthetics attract attention, calm emotions, and aid survival in backyard gardens. See how patterns in nature affect us and the nature around them. 'Peach Dahlia at Old Westbury Gardens,' photo by Lisa Reichenberger

This public program is funded by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library. Garden City residents will be given priority by presenting their GCPL cards at the program-room door. 'Maroon Dahlia at Old Westbury Gardens,' photo by Lisa ReichenbergerNon-residents will be accommodated on a space-available basis 10 minutes before showtime. No saved seats. Please, no busses.

Free museum passes to Old Westbury Gardens are available to Garden City Public Library cardholders in good standing through the generosity of the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.

 
Book Donations Suspended in May Print Email
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The Friends of the Garden City Public Library are unable to accept book donations during the month of May. We apologize for the inconvenience.

 
Friends Monday Movie Matinée Print Email
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The schedule for spring and summer is as follows:

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.

 
Coffee & Tea by the Book Print Email
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Cover of 'Every Fifteen Minutes', by Lisa Scottoline

animated graphic of book, glasses, chocolate-chip cookies, and mug of steaming coffeeIn-person registration begins on Tuesday, May 19 at 9:30 AM for "Coffee & Tea by the Book," to be held on Tuesday, June 9 at 10:00 AM. Librarians Laura Flanagan and Ann Garnett will moderate a discussion of Every Fifteen Minutes, by Lisa Scottoline. You can pick up a book when you register at the Reference Desk.

New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author Lisa Scottoline introduces her most chilling and lethal antagonist yet in her latest book, Every Fifteen Minutes. With lots of twists and turns, this fast-paced, psychological thriller involves ethical, moral, and legal dilemmas to keep readers thinking long after they’ve finished the book.

 
Hawaiian Hula Dance Print Email
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photo of two members of Dance Aloha Dance TroupeThe Friends of the Garden City Public Library will sponsor a one-hour "Hawaiian Hula Dance" performance on Thursday, June 11 at 1:30 PM in the Large Meeting Room. Enjoy an exotic program of Polynesian dances in traditional costumes. Songs will include "Blue Hawaii," "Little Grass Shack," "The Hukilau Song," and "Little Brown Gal," plus other authentic native music.

Dance Aloha Dance Troupe is a professional company specializing in Polynesian dances. They provide wholesome entertainment for all age groups, occasions, and venues. Dance Aloha has been in the entertainment business since 1996 and continues to grow every year. They are based on the East Coast and perform from New York to Florida. Their primary service is to provide quality hula dancers for Long Island and Metro New York. They have been featured in Newsday’s "Arts and Entertainment," ABC TV’s "Seniors Hawaiian Theme July Birthday Celebrations," and Channel 12’s "Beach Parties."

Priority will be given to Garden City residents by presenting their GCPL cards at the program-room door. Non-residents will be accommodated on a space-available basis 10 minutes before showtime. No saved seats. Limited parking. No tickets are required. Please, no busses.

 
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  (Sept. 21, 2014 - Jun. 7, 2015)

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