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Library Honors Trustees from 1956 - Present Print Email
Board of Library Trustees News

The Garden City Public Library recognizes the contributions of the present and former members of the Board of Trustees with a new plaque, which has been installed near the entrance of the Library. The names of the trustees who have dedicated their time and talents to serving the Library from 1956 to the present are listed on the new plaque. Among the names on the plaque are J. Donald Colahan, who was a Board member from 1976-1979 and the father of J. Randolph Colahan, who is the current chair of the Library Board and has served since 2002. The plaque was given to the Library by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.

Irwin Smith*   Daniel V. Duff*   Frank A. Tauches, Jr.   Peter D'Antonio
1956 - 1960   1965 - 1974   1987 - 1990   2013 -
             
Fred Hainfeld, Jr.   George W. Whitney*   Mary Jane Bolter   Lola Nouryan
1956 -1959   1974 - 1979   1988 - 1992   2013 -
             
Mabel Pentland   Herbert Z. Stuart   Victor Feuerherd   Charles J. Murphy
1956 - 1958   1976 - 1979   1990 - 1998   2014 -
             
Kathryn W. Rennie*   J. Donald Colahan   Elizabeth Lane    A new plaque honors the Board of Library Trustees for its contributions throughout the years.
1956-1965 & 1986-1987   1976 - 1979   1992 - 1994    
             
Raymond W. Short   Graydon Vanderbilt   Edward Starr    
1956 - 1960   1978 - 1982   1995 - 2005    
             
Park A. Doing*   Alan C. Lloyd   John F. McGowan    
1956 - 1963   1979 - 1985   1998 - 2003    
             
William F. Fortney   Julianne O. Lewis*   J. Randolph Colahan*    
1960 - 1964   1979 - 2001   2002 -    
             
John E. Wadsworth*   Blaise J. Opulente*   John H. Pascal    
1961 - 1975   1980 - 1982   2003 - 2013    
             
Malcolm I. Ruddock   Raymond L. Regan*   Gloria Weinrich    
1961 - 1961   1981 - 1985   2004 -    
             
Carlota Haberkern*   Edwin A. Howe, Jr.*   Barbara Brudie-Martis    
1961 - 1978   1982 - 1988   2006 - 2013    
             
Arnold Gates*   Herbert J. Hummers*   Elizabeth Huschle    
1964 - 1981   1982 - 2002   2006 - 2011    
             
William K. Allison   John M. Delany*   John D. Schultz   *Chairman
1965 - 1976   1985 - 2006   2012 - 2013
 
Library to Hold Focus Group Print Email
Board of Library Trustees News

The Garden City Public Library will hold focus groups for residents interested in discussing the future of the Library in the 21st century and the role of the Library in the community. The focus groups will be run by Vice Chair Gloria Weinrich and Trustee Lola Nouryan. The meetings will be held during March and April in the Library.

Interested residents should write a short biography and indicate a preference of meeting in the afternoon or evening. Participants will attend only one meeting based on their availability. The biographies should be mailed to the president of the resident’s Property Owner’s Association. They will be forwarded to the Administration Department of the Library.

The presidents of the Property Owner’s Associations and their addresses are: for the East, Ms. Christine Mullaney, 104 Huntington Road, Garden City, NY 11530; for the West, Mr. Jonathan Kashimer, 6 Fenimore Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530; for the Estates, Mr. Gregory Senken, 161 Wellington Road, Garden City, NY 11530; and for the Central Section, Ms. Theresa Trouvé, 54 Second Street, Garden City, NY 11530.

 
Murphy Appointed New Trustee Print Email
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Library Board Chairman J. Randolph Colahan administers the Oath of Office to new Library Trustee Charles J. Murphy, EdD.J. Randolph Colahan, chair of the Library Board, congratulates Gloria Weinrich, vice chair, on her reappointment.At the Board of Library Trustees meeting on March 10, 2014, Chairman J. Randolph Colahan administered the Oath of Office to new Library Trustee Charles J. Murphy, EdD, who was appointed as Library trustee for a term from March 6, 2014 through December 31, 2016.  Trustee Murphy is the superintendent of schools of the Island Trees Union Free School District.

Gloria Weinrich, vice chair of the Library Board, was reappointed as a trustee for a term from March 6, 2014 through December 31, 2018 at the same meeting.  The other trustees of the Library Board are Peter D’Antonio, PhD, and Lola Nouryan, PhD.

 
Peter D’Antonio Becomes New Library Board Member Print Email
Board of Library Trustees News

photo of new Trustee Peter D’Antonio, PhD (3rd from left) with Chair J. Randolph Colahan (right), Vice Chair Gloria Weinrich & Trustee John D. Schultz (left)The Board of Trustees of the Garden City Public Library welcomed a new trustee, Peter D’Antonio, PhD, at the June 10 Library Board meeting.  Dr. D’Antonio is an economist with Citigroup and a long-time resident of Garden City.  As a child, he remembers the current library being built and he looks forward to his tenure on the Library Board.  Peter and his wife Angelique have three children, who like their father attended Garden City Schools.

 
Meet 3 of the Library Board Trustees Print Email
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J. Randolph Colahan, Chair of the Garden City Public Library Board of Trustees, has been a Trustee since April, 2002. He has served as Chairman since January, 2007 and previously served as Vice Chair. Randy has lived in Garden City for most of his life. He and his wife Elena have three daughters, Kathryn Schmidt (Erik) in Chicago, IL; Elizabeth in Brooklyn, NY; and Claire in Wilmington, DE.

Professionally, Randy is Executive Vice President and Director of Corporate Accounts for FLM Graphics of Fairfield and Princeton, NJ and New York, NY. Prior to joining FLM Graphics, he was a part owner of two printing firms. He has received numerous industry awards including the PIA Power of Communications Franklin Award in 2004.

Randy is a graduate of Garden City High School and Duke University. He holds an MBA in Corporate Finance from Adelphi University. He served for many years on the Duke University Alumni Admissions Committee and is a past member of the Adelphi University Presidents Advisory Council.

Locally, Randy has been involved in many organizations. He is a past president and vice president of the Estates Property Owners Association and has held many other positions within the organization. He has also been a past president and vice president of the Garden City Centennial Soccer Club and has held many positions within that organization. In addition, he coached numerous intramural and travel girls soccer teams. He is a past director of the TMA, where he co-chaired three Father-Daughter Dances, a past director of the Turkey Trot Race Committee, and a past director of the Friends of Garden City Arts, Parks and Recreation.

Gloria Weinrich, Vice Chair of the Garden City Public Library Board of Trustees, has been a Trustee since December, 2003. She has served as Vice Chair since 2007. Gloria is a long-time resident of Garden City. Her son Russell now lives in Lake Grove with his wife Betsy Thompson Weinrich and their sons Austin and Troy.

Professionally, Gloria has been an educator who has always been active in the field of education as an innovator and motivator. She has written a syllabus for social studies, was on the committee to write the first state charter in education for SUNY at Old Westbury, and has mentored the student teacher program in the Carle Place Schools. She was the first vice president of the Carle Place Teacher’s Association and the first president of the Carle Place Retired Teacher’s group. She continued as president and vice president for many years and is presently secretary and historian for that organization.

Upon graduation from Washington Irving High School in NYC, Gloria attended Hofstra University, where she received a BA in History and MA in Education. She went on to continue her education in both Education and other fields. Gloria was president of the Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International, an organization of exceptional educators, where she successfully conducted a NY statewide conference. Since 1997 she has been listed in Who’s Who of American Women and in 2010 she received the “Woman of Distinction” award from the New York State Assembly.

Photo of Trustee Lola Nouryan by S. AlveyAs a world traveler who has visited all of the continents, Gloria has brought travel programs to many local organizations and schools. She is active in senior affairs and is presently a member of the Senior Advisory Committee as well as on the board of other groups. In addition, she is an 18-year member of the Board of the Western Property Owners Association. Gloria’s activities have been wide spread. She has also worked with the Friends of the Garden City Library both on the Board and as a “bookworm.” Gloria continues to conduct her well-received book discussion groups for the Friends of the Garden City Library.

Lola Nouryan is the most recent Trustee to be appointed to the Board of the Garden City Public Library. She and her husband, Robert Nouryan, have been long time residents of Garden City. Their three children, Laura, Chris, and Ted, are graduates of the Garden City Public Schools.

Professionally, Lola is a psychologist. She received a BA from Adelphi University, and an MA and PhD in psychology from Hofstra University, where she currently teaches part time in the department of Psychology. She was employed as a School Psychologist for the Rockville Centre Public Schools for 25 years. Lola has published research in the area of psychology and law and has presented papers at numerous conferences nationally and internationally.

 
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