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What's New at the Garden City Public Library

Trustee Nouryan Named Woman of Distinction

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Lola Nouryan, Ph.D, a Garden City Library Board trustee, was honored as a 2014 Woman of Distinction by Assemblyman Edward Ra on Saturday, September 13. Dr. Nouryan is a psychologist with a distinguished background in education and community service. She has her own private practice in Garden City.

Assemblyman Ed Ra & Garden City Village Trustee Theresa Trouve are pictured honoring Lola Nouryan, Ph.D. (center) as a 2014 Woman of Distinction.Dr. Nouryan is also an adjunct professor at Hofstra University’s Graduate Department of Psychology, where she has taught courses in psychology for over 30 years. In addition to teaching, she serves as a clinical supervisor with Hofstra’s Psychological Evaluation Research and Counseling Clinic. In this capacity, she supervises graduate students conducting psychological assessments of individuals.

Dr. Nouryan served as school psychologist for the Rockville Centre School District for over 30 years. She has published and presented academic papers in the field of special-needs children.

During the Vietnam War, Dr. Nouryan provided free counseling to the wives of soldiers serving in the military. Due to Dr. Nouryan’s significant work, spousal needs are now recognized to be an important component of military preparedness and function.

Dr. Nouryan serves as a trustee on the Garden City Public Library Board, where she specializes in human-resources issues. She is the devoted mother of three children and proud grandmother of five.


Meeting of Chapter Chat

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Join us on Thursday, November 13, from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM for the second meeting of our second-grade book discussion, "Chapter Chat." We will discuss Abby Klein’s Don't Sit on My Lunch from the Ready Freddy series. There will be games, a craft, and other book-related fun. A beverage and snack will be provided. The meeting is an hour long.

Registration began Monday, September 8. Parents can sign up current second graders in the Children’s Room. Space is limited, so check with a Children’s Librarian for availability.


WWI’s 1914 Christmas Eve Truce

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The Friends of the Garden City Public Library will sponsor a free program on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 1:30 PM in honor of our veterans. Master storyteller Elizabeth Rowe will present “WWI’s 1914 Christmas Eve Truce.”

photo of Belgian machinegunner in 1918 guarding trenchThis year marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of WWI. Hear the unforgettable story of Elizabeth's father's first-hand account of the 1914 Christmas Eve truce. As a very young soldier in the trenches of northern France, Duncan Macpherson took part in that unprecedented, historic event. It is a recounting that has both haunted and warmed her heart for years.

Elizabeth Rowe shares a repertoire of folk tales, myths, legends, short stories and personal tales throughout the metropolitan area. As a member of the National Storytelling Network, she tells family and personal stories about growing up the daughter of a Scottish highlander and an Irish American. Elizabeth has been a featured performer for Cablevision’s “Tell Me a Story,” The Players’ club in Manhattan, Wave Hill New York Public Garden & Cultural Center, the Cornelia Street Café in Greenwich Village, NYS Reading Association Conference, and many more.

Garden City residents will be given priority 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. No tickets are required.


Financial Options for Students

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Richard Milella, founder and director of the not-for-profit Long Island Funding for Education (L.I.F.E.), will discuss ways to maximize your family’s eligibility for college financial aid on Thursday, November 13 from 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM. Middle and high-school students and their parents are encouraged to attend.

Registration is underway on Eventkeeper. This program is limited to 90.

Funding for his program is provided by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.


Marshmallow Pilgrim Hats

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Join us on Saturday, November 15 for "Marshmallow Pilgrim Hats" with the Baking Coach! This fun food program will be held at 1:30 PM for children in Grades K-2 and at 3:00 PM for children in Grades 3-5.

animated graphic of pumpkin with blinking eyes wearing pilgrim hatRegistration begins Monday, November 3 at 9:30 AM on Eventkeeper. You must do a separate registration for each child you wish to attend the program.

Please arrive promptly. If you are late, your spot may be given to someone on the waitlist.

Please notify a librarian if your child has any food allergies.

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


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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