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What's New at the Garden City Public Library

Computer Lab Closed Saturday Afternoons

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The Computer Lab will be closed to the public from 1:15 PM to 5:00 PM on the following Saturdays: to accommodate the "Girls Who Code" program.

April 11, 18, and 25;

May 16, 23, and 30;

June 6 and 13.


Cozy up With a Good Book

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animated graphic of woman reading in rocking chair with footstoolThe Garden City Public Library's ninth annual adult winter reading club is underway. This year, the adult winter reading club is being held from Sunday, November 23 to Sunday, April 12.

There are no meetings. You choose the books you want to read or listen to. You will fill out a review card for each book. You will then be entered into a final drawing at the “Cozy Up with a Good Bookbrunch (by invitation only) to be held in the spring. The more review cards you fill out, the more chances you have to win!

Registration must be done in person, and you must be an adult Garden City Public Library cardholder to join. So come in and register at the Reference Desk. And remember: cozy up with a good book this winter!


Memorial Gifts to GCPL

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From time to time, the Garden City Public Library responds to requests from patrons about memorials, gifts, and endowments to the Library in honor or memory of someone. One manner of gift giving to the Library is to choose a book or media item as a gift. The book may be purchased by a patron and given to the Library in someone’s memory, or money can be given to the Library to make a purchase in someone’s memory. The chosen item will have an acknowledgement of the gift giver and the name of the person being honored adhered to the item.

Many public organizations are the beneficiary of endowments from the public. In the past, when the Library has received such endowments, the Library has worked with the family heirs to identify specific projects they believe would reflect the named individual’s interest or desire as a long-lasting testament. When large endowments have been made, plaques have been installed to commemorate the gift.

To learn more about any of these giving opportunities, please contact Library Director at 516-742-8405 or by .


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, April 13, 2015 at 7:30 PM, at the Garden City Public Library in the Small Meeting Room on the Lower Level.


Coffee & Tea by the Book

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animated graphic of book, glasses, chocolate-chip cookies, and mug of steaming coffeeIn-person registration begins on Saturday, March 21 at 9:30 AM for "Coffee & Tea by the Book," to be held on Tuesday, April 14 at 10:00 AM during National Library Week. Librarians Laura Flanagan and Ann Garnett will moderate a discussion of The Museum of Extraordinary Things, by Alice Hoffman. This book is the 2015 selection for Long Island Reads. Registration is limited to Garden City Public Library cardholders. You can pick up a book when you register at the Reference Desk. cover image of 'The Museum of Extraordinary Things'

Mesmerizing and illuminating, Alice Hoffman’s The Museum of Extraordinary Things is the story of an electric and impassioned love between two vastly different souls in New York during the volatile first decades of the 20th century. It features compelling descriptions of immigrant life on the Lower East Side, upper Manhattan in its wilderness days, and the development of “freak shows” and amusements at Coney Island. 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.


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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.