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Computer Lab Closed Saturday Afternoons Print Email
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The Computer Lab will be closed to the public from 1:15 PM to 5:00 PM on the following Saturdays: to accommodate the "Girls Who Code" program.

April 25;

May 16, 23, and 30;

June 6 and 13.

Please note that registration is full.

Girls Who Code Print Email
What's up for Young Adults

The Garden City Public Library is hosting a Girls Who Code Club that will offer computer-science education and technical-skill development to girls in 6th through 12th grade. The club will meet on Saturday afternoons from 2:00 pm to 4:45 pm in the Computer Lab on the lower level of the Library. The club started on March 14, 2015 and continues on March 21 & 28; April 11, 18 & 25; May 16, 23 & 30; and June 6 & 13. Each lesson will build upon the previous lesson, so attendance at each meeting is strongly encouraged. The curriculum includes monthly project-based activities and the opportunity to build real-world software including mobile apps and games.

Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in the technology and engineering sectors. The Girls Who Code mission is to work to educate, inspire, and equip middle-school and high-school girls with the computing skills necessary to pursue opportunities in computing fields.

No prior experience in coding or programming is necessary. The girls will learn basic coding and programming, including variables, loops, and conditionals.

There is no cost to participate in the club, but the club size is limited to the first 20 girls who register. Registered participants will be expected to attend all sessions. Please bring your library card with you to each meeting.

The instructor for the club is Anna Korsakova, a data analytics manager at American Express. Dessie DiMino, an 11th grader at the high school, who spent seven weeks at the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program last summer, started the club and will be the teacher’s assistant. There may also be guest speakers and other perks. For more information or to register, please contact , Library director, or .

Babysitting Workshop Print Email
What's up for Young Adults

animated graphic of dripping baby bottleRegistration is underway on Eventkeeper for the ever-popular "Babysitting Workshop." The "First Aid Session" will be held on Wednesday, April 22 from 3:45 PM to 5:45 PM. The "Safety Session" will be held on Wednesday, April 29 from 3:45 PM to 5:15 PM. When you register for the first session, you are automatically enrolled in the second session. Confirmation will only show one date. Certificates of completion will be awarded to those attending both sessions.

Participants will learn the responsibilities of babysitting in this two-part workshop. The "Safety Session," conducted by Steve Espey of Garden City Recreation and Detective Richard Pedone, focuses on safety issues at the parks, the pool, and in the home. The "First Aid Session," conducted by JoAnnTanck, RN and Georgette Basso, RN, focuses on the care and health of young children. Participants are asked to bring a doll so they may practice the proper ways to hold a baby while feeding or diapering. Nutrition, illnesses, and accidents will be among the topics addressed.

The "Babysitting Workshop" is limited to 30 young adults. This program has been funded by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.

Mother & Child Tea Party Print Email
What's up for Young Adults

animated graphic of steam rising from teapot and 2 cups with creamerMoms and their young-adult sons and daughters are invited to share in a "Classic Tea for Springtime" on Saturday, April 25 from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM. Participants will learn to make three different types of finger sandwiches and cookie decorating; then they will enjoy freshly made scones while drinking Earl Grey tea.

Registration begins Tuesday, April 7 on Eventkeeper. This program is limited to 30 persons. Adults and YAs need to register individually.

This program has been funded by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.

“Like” YA on Facebook Print Email
What's up for Young Adults

The Young Adult Department of the Library (AKA Teens & Tweens) has launched a Facebook page. Keep up to date with what’s happening at the Library for teens and ‘tweens by visiting us on Facebook. YA’s can find out about upcoming programs and special services available to them by “liking” Garden City Public Library – Teens & Tweens on Facebook.

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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.