What's New at the Garden City Public Library

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What's New at the Garden City Public Library

Introduction to PowerPoint

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Learn to create exciting computerized presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint, a program that can be used as an aid in giving speeches and presentations. Work with computer animation and video as you learn the basics of creating a slideshow, including creating, saving, editing, formatting, adding multimedia objects and animation effects, and much more.

This program will take place on Saturday, September 20, at 10:00 AM. Registration must be done in person, begins Tuesday, September 2, and is limited to Garden City Public Library cardholders.


Sunday Opening Calendar

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Listed below is the approved Sunday opening calendar for September 2014 through June 2015; the Library will be open 31 Sundays.

September 2014: 21, 28
October 2014: 5, 19, 26
November 2014: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
December 2014: 7, 14, 21
January 2015: 4, 11, 25
February 2015: 1, 8, 22
March 2015: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
April 2015: 12, 19, 26
May 2015: 3, 17, 31
June 2015: 7

The Library will be open Sundays from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.


St. Francis Hospital Community Outreach

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St. Francis Hospital's state-of-the-art Community Outreach Van will be at the Garden City Public Library on Friday, September 26, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM to provide free health screenings for individuals above the age of 18. The screenings include a brief cardiac history, blood-pressure testing, and a simple blood test for cholesterol and diabetes screening. The nurses will also provide appropriate patient education and referral information as needed. Please note that the Outreach Van will be parked outside the Library in the parking lot. Registration is not required.


Coffee & Tea by the Book

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animated graphic of book, pen, and glasses iwht chocolate-chip cookies and steaming mugCome join "Coffee & Tea by the Book," a new adult book-discussion group, which will be moderated by Librarians Laura Flanagan and Ann Garnett. The Library is excited to announce the return of book-discussion programs for adults. The first discussion will be about bestselling author Jojo Moyes’s newest release, One Plus One, and will be held on Tuesday, September 23 at 10:00 AM.

One single mom with one chaotic family plus one quirky stranger equals one comic road trip. Somehow all of these unforgettable people, along with one big, lovable dog, end up on a road trip. Each person is looking for an escape from their troubled reality, but they all end up facing their own demons. The road trip changes their lives. This all adds up to one irresistible, thought-provoking and entertaining novel about love and family from the New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You.

Registration begins in person at the Reference Desk on Tuesday, September 2 and is limited to Garden City Public Library cardholders. You can pick up a book at registration.


Friends Book Discussion

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Where the Heart Is, by Billie Letts,  is the selection for a book discussion, which will be moderated by Gloria Weinrich, on Wednesday, October 1 at 10:00 AM in the Small Meeting Room on the Lower Level.

Pregnant and abandoned by her boyfriend, 17 year-old Novalee Nation hides in an Oklahoma store and gives birth.  She becomes a celebrity as the mother of the "Wal-Mart Baby," and the townspeople, including Bible-thumping Sister Thelma Husband and eccentric librarian Forney Hull, pitch in to help. Then the baby is kidnapped.

No registration is necessary. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library. Books will be available beginning Tuesday, September 2, at the Reference Desk.


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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: Closed