What's New at the Garden City Public Library

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What's New at the Garden City Public Library

Floral Photography

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'Tulips,' by Helen AndersonCome admire the beautiful floral photography by Helen Anderson showcased at the Library from October 1-30. Enjoy viewing exquisite close-up shots of nature’s best show of color and design in roses, carnations, hydrangeas, and more. This award-winning amateur photographer will share her collection of 8” x 10” framed prints.

Helen Anderson of West Hempstead received an official Town of Hempstead Shutterbug Award from Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray as a winner in the 2014 Town of Hempstead Calendar Photo Contest. Her award-winning “Tulips” photo was featured in their calendar, which was mailed to all the town’s households. “I always had an interest in photography,” the winner explained. Three years ago she bought her first "real camera."

Self-taught, Helen aims, shoots, and hopes for the best from her photographs of favorite topics such as flowers, animals, and her fashion-doll collection. Now retired, Helen worked for many years grooming race horses at Roosevelt Raceway and was also employed as a law-firm secretary.

Exhibit funding is sponsored by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.


New Displays for October

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photo of 'I Wouldn't Be Caught Dead Without a Book' displayGet ready for Halloween with books from the “I Wouldn’t Be Caught Dead Without a Book!” display and other new displays for the month of October at the Library. There are displays with “Hauntingly Good Reads” and “Thrills & Chills” audiobooks for scary listening.

Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, there is a display with informational books about breast cancer treatment and survival. October is also Reading Group Month so there is a display of books and audio materials recommended for book-discussion groups. Patrons who want to eat healthier with their family can check out books from the “Eat Better, Eat Together” display.

Browse all the new October displays on the main level of the Library.


SAT/ACT Practice Test Results

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Connell Boyle of Kaplan Educational Testing will return on Monday, October 27 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM for the "Test Results Presentation" with the scores from the practice test given to students in Grades 10 and 11 on October 11. Mr. Boyle will explain the significance of the scores. 

Registration begins Saturday, September 20 on Eventkeeper. Registration for the results presentation is automatic when registered for the test. Parents and guardians are welcome and encouraged to come to this presentation. This program is limited to 40 young adults.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.


Friends Monday Movie Matinée

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The fall schedule is as follows:

Oct.: Harrison Ford
27 Regarding Henry 1991 107 min.
Nov.: In the Conversation of . . .
3 Citizen Kane 1941 119 min.
10 No Movie 1954 112 min.
17 Maltese Falcon 1941 100 min.
24 Casablanca 1942 102 min.
Dec.: Get out the Tommy Guns!
Where Is Jimmy Cagney?
1 Road to Perdition 2002 117 min.
8 Untouchables 1987 119 min.
15 White Heat 1949 112 min.
22 Angels With Dirty Faces 1938 97 min.
29 No Movie

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


Property Taxpayer’s Checkup

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It’s time for a property taxpayer’s checkup! Come to the Library and hear Town of Hempstead Receiver of Taxes Donald X. Clavin Jr. speak about important issues related to taxes. On Tuesday, October 28 at 2:00 PM, Mr. Clavin will discuss such important issues as tax exemptions (seniors, Enhanced STAR, basic STAR, veterans, and home improvement), tax discounts, property-tax payment dates, and tax-payment options. Mr. Clavin will give residents an opportunity to ask questions and address any taxpayer concerns that they may have.

Mr. Clavin will return to the Library on Thursday, November 20 at 7:00 PM to discuss how to challenge your property-tax assessment, which could result in reducing your taxes. Again, Mr. Clavin will give residents an opportunity to ask questions and address any taxpayer concerns that they may have. Both of these programs are open to all and registration is not required.


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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