What's New at the Garden City Public Library

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Wildlife Photography

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photo of woodpecker and bluejay by Charles ListGarden City resident Charles List will exhibit his wildlife photography from June 2-30 in Library’s showcases on the main floor. photo of rabbit by Charles List

Known as the family photographer, Mr. List has enjoyed expanding his digital camera work as a hobby.

Claiming that it all started when a possum walked past his backyard door, the photo enthusiast has captured numerous images of local wildlife including rabbits, birds, squirrels, spiders, and bees.


Library at Belmont Festival

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The Garden City Public Library will have a table at the Belmont Festival on Friday, June 5, starting at 6:00 PM on Seventh Street in Garden City.  The Library will have games, activities, giveaways, information about the Library, and more!  Stop by the Belmont Festival and visit the Library’s table!


New Book-Club-in-a Bag Titles

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The Garden City Public Library is adding four new Book Club in a Bag titles to its collection. The titles include Everything I Never Told You, by Celeste Ng; The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins; The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt; and The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah. The new Book Club in a Bag titles are ready to be reserved and borrowed.

If you’ve always wanted to start a book club or if your existing book club is looking for an easier way to select books, then the Library’s Book Club in a Bag may be just what you need.

Each canvas tote bag checks out for six weeks and contains 10 copies of a discussible title, usually a large type, audio material, and an information package with a summary, book reviews, biographical information, discussion questions, an author interview, and suggestions for further reading. The bag also includes a sign-up sheet for the leader to keep track of who has which book.

Whether you want to reserve a new Book Club in a Bag title or are looking for a recommendation for your book club, call, visit, or Librarians Laura Flanagan and Ann Garnett to talk about books with book lovers just like you.


Coffee & Tea by the Book

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Cover of 'Every Fifteen Minutes', by Lisa Scottoline

animated graphic of book, glasses, chocolate-chip cookies, and mug of steaming coffeeIn-person registration begins on Tuesday, May 19 at 9:30 AM for "Coffee & Tea by the Book," to be held on Tuesday, June 9 at 10:00 AM. Librarians Laura Flanagan and Ann Garnett will moderate a discussion of Every Fifteen Minutes, by Lisa Scottoline. You can pick up a book when you register at the Reference Desk.

New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author Lisa Scottoline introduces her most chilling and lethal antagonist yet in her latest book, Every Fifteen Minutes. With lots of twists and turns, this fast-paced, psychological thriller involves ethical, moral, and legal dilemmas to keep readers thinking long after they’ve finished the book.


9th Annual "Cozy up With a Good Book" Celebration

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Reference Librarian Laura Flanagan, who hosted the celebration, announced that over 2,500 book reviews were submitted by some 200 residents.Spring was in bloom at the Garden City Public Library’s ninth annual "Cozy up With a Good Book" Adult Winter Reading Club celebration, which was held on Friday, May 1, 2015. Over 2,500 book reviews were submitted during the Library’s Adult Winter Reading Club. Approximately 200 residents participated in the club this year, with more than 100 readers attending the Library’s special concluding celebration, making this the most popular and largest attended "Cozy up With a Good Book" celebration. The participants enjoyed getting together at the spring celebration to discuss the books that they read during the winter. The event was hosted at the Library by Reference Librarian Laura Flanagan, assisted by Reference Librarian Ann Garnett and Library Assistant Mira Higgins. During the winter, the reading-club participants filled out book-review cards, which also served as raffle tickets at the "Cozy Up" concluding celebration. The Library received donations of the raffle prizes from the community with several new merchants participating this year.

“The support of the community and local businesses continues to be an essential part of the reading club’s success each year,” said Laura Flanagan. “We would like to extend a heartfelt 'thank you' to the merchants who contributed to the event this year and encourage residents to patronize those businesses. The raffle would not be possible without their generosity.”

The Library would like to thank the following merchants and community members who generously donated products and services to this year’s "Cozy Up with a Good Book" celebration: Asian Moon, Bobby’s Burger Palace, The Burger Spot, Calogero’s, Cradle of Aviation, Culinary Heights, Dunkin Donuts, Elizabeth Arden Red Door (Franklin Avenue and Garden City Hotel locations), EnVie, Grimaldi’s, Garden City Pizza, Hampton Inn, H.L. Gross & Bros., Hurricane Grill & Wings, La Bottega (Garden City South), Lavender Nails, LeJoaillier Fine Jewelry, Lutz Landscaping, Panera Bread, The Pear Tree, Public House 55, Revel Restaurant & Bar, Salone Di Capelli, Seasons 52, Seventh Street Gourmet Deli & Caterers, and Uncle Bacala’s


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Library Hours

Mon: 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tues: 9:30 AM to 9:00 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)

New hours begin June 1.