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School Supply Drive for Homeless Print Email
Priority News

The Garden City Public Library is hosting a school-supply drive for the homeless now through August 10. The Library needs your help to collect new school supplies for homeless children on Long Island. The "Supply Our Students Drive" is sponsored by the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless (LICH). Each year, they pack thousands of backpacks with the school supplies they collect through this drive. The backpacks are distributed through their network of homeless shelters in late August. Last summer, they distributed over 4,000 back packs to kids in need on Long Island.

With your help, we can help LICH distribute more backpacks this year than ever before. Every child deserves to start their school year with the tools they need to succeed. A collection box is stationed in the vestibule of the Library now through August 10.

The Long Island Coalition for the Homeless is a 501c3, non-profit organization based in Amityville, NY. Their mission is to eliminate homelessness on Long Island and improve the lives of Long Islanders who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Library Enhances Travel Collection Print Email
Adult Programs

animated graphic of jet airliner flying through clouds with 'Great Vacations' painted on fuselageThe Garden City Public Library is enhancing its travel collection to include travel DVDs with its nonfiction travel books. The Library has also been updating its collection of travel guidebooks, which includes recently published books by Fodor’s, Frommers, Rick Steve’s, Lonely Planet, Rough Guide, D.K. Eyewitness Travel and others. The travel collection is located on the main floor of the Library with the nonfiction call numbers 910 – 919. Stop by the Library to check out the travel collection to help plan your summer vacation experience.

Don't get caught sounding like a tourist while you're overseas.  Before venturing outside the US, be sure to polish up your language skills with Transparent Language Online. TLO is a rapid-learning system employing flashcards with audio to help the user memorize words and phrases. Pronunciation analysis compares your speech with that of a native speaker, and assessment tests identify areas for improvement. There are 90 language courses available. 

Transparent Language Online works with Windows and Mac computers, and apps are available for Android and Apple phones and tablets.

New Book-Club-in-a Bag Titles Print Email
Adult Programs

The Garden City Public Library is adding seven new Book Club in a Bag titles to its collection. The titles include At the Water’s Edge, by Sara Gruen; Dead Wake, by Erik Larson; Every Fifteen Minutes, by Lisa Scottoline (2 bags); Inside the O’Briens, by Lisa Genova; The Little Paris Bookshop, by Nina GeorgeThe Museum of Extraordinary Things, by Alice Hoffman (2 bags); Orient, by Christopher Bollen (2 bags); Our Souls at Night, by Kent Haruf; The Truth According to Us, by Annie Barrows; and a second bag with The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins. The new Book Club in a Bag titles are ready to be reserved and borrowed.

If you’ve always wanted to start a book club or if your existing book club is looking for an easier way to select books, then the Library’s Book Club in a Bag may be just what you need.

Each canvas tote bag checks out for six weeks and contains 10 copies of a discussible title, usually a large type, audio material, and an information package with a summary, book reviews, biographical information, discussion questions, an author interview, and suggestions for further reading. The bag also includes a sign-up sheet for the leader to keep track of who has which book.

Whether you want to reserve a new Book Club in a Bag title or are looking for a recommendation for your book club, call, visit, or Librarians Laura Flanagan and Ann Garnett to talk about books with book lovers just like you.

Friends Monday Movie Matinée Print Email
Adult Programs

The schedule for spring and summer is as follows:

Aug.: A Laugh Riot
3 Silver Linings Playbook 2012 122 min.
10 Crazy Heart 2009 111 min.
17 Broadway Danny Rose 1984 84 min.
24 Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 99 min.
31 Identity Thief 2013 111 min.
Sept.: Bond With a Smile
14 Casino Royale 1967 131 min.
21 The Silencers 1966 102 min.
28 Our Man Flint 1966 108 min.
Oct.: Potpourri
5 The King's Speech 2010 119 min.
19 The Visitor 2008 104 min.
26 Midnight in Paris 2011 94 min.
Nov.: Politics as Usual
2 All The President’s Men 1941 119 min.
16 The American President 1995 114 min.
23 Dave 1993 110 min.
30 The Candidate 1992 110 min.
Dec.: Isn’t Neil Simon Funny?
7 Goodbye Girl 1977 111 min.
14 The Sunshine Boys 1975 111 min.
21 Lost in Yonkers 1993 114 min.

Titles in bold are changes to the original lineup. Movies begin at 1:30 PM and are sponsored by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.

Meeting of the Board of Library Trustees Print Email
Adult Programs

There will be a Regular Meeting of the Board of Library Trustees on Monday, August 10, 2015 at 7:30 PM, at the Garden City Public Library in the Small Meeting Room on the Lower Level.

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Library Hours

New hours are in bold.

Mon: 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tues: 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Weds: 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thurs: 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Fri: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Sat: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Sun: Closed for Summer