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What's New at the Garden City Public Library

Meeting of the Board of Library Trustees

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There will be a Regular Meeting of the Board of Library Trustees on Monday, March 9, 2015 at 7:30 PM, at the Garden City Public Library in the Small Meeting Room on the Lower Level.

 

The Museum of Extraordinary Things

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Actors  David Houston and Diana Heinlein will perform a one-hour dramatic reading from The Museum of Extraordinary Things at 1:30 PM on Thursday, March 12, 2015 in the Large Meeting Room. Scenes from Alice Hoffman’s spellbinding novel will be presented as “radio drama” with sound effects and music of early 20th century New York.

cover image of 'The Museum of Extraordinary Things'This selection for 2015’s Long Island Reads One Book is described as: "Mesmerizing and illuminating . . . the story of an electric and impassioned love between two vastly different souls in New York City during the volatile first decades of the 20th Century. With its colorful crowds of bootleggers, heiresses, thugs, and idealists, New York itself becomes a riveting character as Hoffman weaves her trademark magic and masterful storytelling to unite her characters in a sizzling, tender, and moving story of self-discovery in tumultuous times."

David Houston has appeared in leading roles in scores of plays & musicals. He is a published and produced writer of fiction an non-fiction. His original plays have been seen in L.I. theaters, schools, and libraries. Diana Heinlein has acted many different leading and featured roles since the 1980s. She has masterfully portrayed both comic and serious characters.

This public program is funded by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library. Garden City residents will be given priority by presenting their Garden City Public Library cards at the program-room door. Non-residents will be accommodated on a space-available basis 10 minutes before showtime. No saved seats.

 

Friends Book Discussion

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Cover of 'A Bigamist's Daughter,' by Alice McDermottA Bigamist’s Daughter, by Alice McDermott, is the selection for a book discussion, which will be moderated by Gloria Weinrich, on Wednesday, March 18 at 10:00 AM at the Garden City Public Library. Alice McDermott is a New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award winner. According to Newsweek, A Bigamist’s Daughter is a "wise, sad, witty novel about men and women, God, hope, love, illusion, and fiction itself.”

This book discussion 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 in the Library. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.

 

Meeting of the Book Ends

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animated graphic of books between bookends with book flying out Come to the Library on Thursday, March 12, from 4:00 PM to 5:00 for the second meeting of the Book Ends.  The theme of the second meeting is "Diary of a Wimpy Kid vs. Big Nate,” and children can read a book from either series.

This book discussion is open to children in Grades 3, 4, and 5. Registration is underway. Parents can sign up current third, fourth, and fifth graders in the Children’s Room. Sign up is for both meetings and each meeting is an hour long.

A beverage and snack will be provided. Please arrive promptly. If you are late, your spot may be given to someone on the waitlist. Space is limited, so check with a children’s librarian for availability.

 

Masterpieces by Women Artists

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'Woman Reading,' by artist Mary CassattThe Friends of the Garden City Public Library will sponsor a free, one-hour, illustrated lecture, “Masterpieces by Women Artists” with Nassau County Museum of Art docent Evelyn Silver on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 1:30 PM in the Large Meeting Room. This program will highlight masterpieces of paintings and sculpture created by 30 women artists from 1060 AD to the present.

View art by Mary Cassatt, Frida Kahlo, and Georgia O’Keeffe, plus other equally accomplished artists represented in major international museums such as Coster, Bonheur, and Valadon. Come explore gender relationships in art. Women had been creating art for centuries, but their work was unsigned. The Bayeux Tapestries (1060 AD) was the first signed work by women artists. Pieces reflected the time in which artists lived; through the years changes in their style and subject matter could be seen in religion, portraits, and nature.

Evelyn Silver is an adjunct professor emerita from Queens College. She has extensive experience writing and presenting lectures for University Without Walls, public libraries, community centers, and private groups.

Priority will be given to Garden City residents 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. Limited parking. No tickets are 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
  (Sept. 21, 2014 - Jun. 7, 2015)

The Garden City Public Library will be closed on the following Sundays in 2015:
Apr. 5, May 10 & May 24.


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