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What's New at the Garden City Public Library

National Physical Fitness & Sports Month

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Celebrate National Physical Fitness and Sports Month by taking out one of our many books on sports, outdoor activities, and fitness. The Children's Room has books on both indoor and outdoor sports, such as soccer, hockey, swimming, baseball, and tennis, among others. We also have books on outdoor activities, including kayaking and hiking. If you want to look for books about activities you can do in your own neighborhood, we have books on skateboarding, in-line skating, and yoga. Check out a book on any of these sports or fitness activities at the Library for the month of May.


The Hits Keep Coming With Freegal

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Freegal Music, the free-and-legal music service for Library patrons, just got better - again! Now you can download five songs per week.  Downloaded songs are yours to keep. 

Freegal users can also stream three hours of music per day. Mobile streaming is included, and users can create personal playlists or listen to pre-selected playlists. There are 7 million songs and 15,000 music videos from which to choose. (Fine Print Dept.: a music-video download counts as two song downloads.)

The Freegal site has a new search engine, and the mobile app has new features, such as song deletion and iTunes backup. If you haven’t taken advantage of this great service yet, take the plunge.

With the Android app, a user can download music directly to a mobile device.  Users of iPods, iPads, and iPhones will need to download the files to their computers first, then sync the device with the computer via iTunes.


Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

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Come by the Children’s Room and celebrate Cinco de Mayo by taking out some fun books on the holiday. Nonfiction titles include Cinco de Mayo, by Ann Heinrichs, and Celebrate! It’s Cinco de Mayo! by Janice Levy. If you are interested in reading a fictional story about the holiday, you can check out Cinco de Mouse-O! by Judy Cox, or Cinco de Mayo, by Janet Riehecky.

We also have more general books on Mexico for children interested in learning about the country in which Cinco de Mayo originates, such as Mexico, by Deborah Kent, and Welcome to Mexico! by Mary Lindeen. Children can also borrow one of our Mexican folktales such as Adelita: A Mexican Cinderella Story, by Tomie DePaola, and The Eagle and the Rainbow: Timeless Tales from Mexico, by Antonio Hernandez Madrigal; or take out one of our fictional books that are set in Mexico, such as The Dream Stealer, by Sid Fleischman, and Bravo, Tavo! by Brian Meunier, plus many more!


Murphy Appointed New Trustee

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Library Board Chairman J. Randolph Colahan administers the Oath of Office to new Library Trustee Charles J. Murphy, EdD.J. Randolph Colahan, chair of the Library Board, congratulates Gloria Weinrich, vice chair, on her reappointment.At the Board of Library Trustees meeting on March 10, 2014, Chairman J. Randolph Colahan administered the Oath of Office to new Library Trustee Charles J. Murphy, EdD, who was appointed as Library trustee for a term from March 6, 2014 through December 31, 2016.  Trustee Murphy is the superintendent of schools of the Island Trees Union Free School District.

Gloria Weinrich, vice chair of the Library Board, was reappointed as a trustee for a term from March 6, 2014 through December 31, 2018 at the same meeting.  The other trustees of the Library Board are Peter D’Antonio, PhD, and Lola Nouryan, PhD.


Friends Book Discussion

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Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind, by Ann B. Ross, is the selection for a book discussion, which will be moderated by Gloria Weinrich, on Wednesday, May 7 at 10:00 AM at the Library.

Recently widowed and newly wealthy, Miss Julia receives a visit from Hazel Marie, who claims that her nine-year-old son is the child of Julia's late husband. Suddenly, this longtime church member and pillar of her small Southern community finds herself in the center of an unseemly scandal and the guardian of a nine-year-old whose mere presence turns her life upside down. Julia forces herself to become strong willed and beautifully solves her problems.

This book discussion, moderated by Mrs. Weinrich, will take place in the Library’s Small Meeting Room on the Lower Level. No registration is necessary. Copies of the book are available at the Reference Desk beginning April 7. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.


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