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What's New at the Garden City Public Library

Friends Book Discussion

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cover of "Where the Heart Is," by Billie Letts 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.


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, you are missing out on hours of free enjoyment.

For more information about downloading and streaming Freegal Music, see the FAQ page.


"Retrospective" Art Show

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'Reading at the Pond' - oil painting by Ruth LawrencePoet and illustrator Ruth Lawrence will exhibit a solo multimedia show, “Retrospective,” in the Library's Gallery from October 1-30. View a lifetime of styles through her exploration and growth as an artist.

watercolor by Ruth Lawrence depicting 4 women (1 with guitar, one at piano), 2 men, and girl with banjoAcrylic and oil paint, watercolor, ink, and colored pencil are included in Ruth’s wide range of media. She has created work in the styles of realism, surrealism, impressionism, and op art with equally diverse subjects.

Ruth Lawrence is a NYS certified art teacher who graduated from C.W. Post, L.I.U. She has written and illustrated four children's books: My Famous Grandma, Barbara Bubbles, Jerome, and Tyrone, the Dinosaur. Ruth has also written and illustrated lighthearted limericks for children.

Exhibit funding is provided by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.


Floral Photography

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'Tulips,' by Helen AndersonCome admire the beautiful floral photography by Helen Anderson showcased at the Library from October 1-30. Enjoy viewing exquisite close-up shots of nature’s best show of color and design in roses, carnations, hydrangeas, and more. This award-winning amateur photographer will share her collection of 8” x 10” framed prints.

Helen Anderson of West Hempstead received an official Town of Hempstead Shutterbug Award from Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray as a winner in the 2014 Town of Hempstead Calendar Photo Contest. Her award-winning “Tulips” photo was featured in their calendar, which was mailed to all the town’s households. “I always had an interest in photography,” the winner explained. Three years ago she bought her first "real camera."

Self-taught, Helen aims, shoots, and hopes for the best from her photographs of favorite topics such as flowers, animals, and her fashion-doll collection. Now retired, Helen worked for many years grooming race horses at Roosevelt Raceway and was also employed as a law-firm secretary.

Exhibit funding is sponsored by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.


Drop-in LEGO Club

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Come with your old friends and make new friends at our new LEGO Club! This monthly club is for children Grades Kindergarten through Fifth Grade and meets on the following three Wednesday afternoons from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM: September 10, October 8, and November 12.

No registration is required, but space is limited. Children will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. The Library will provide LEGO bricks for children to build with during the program.

Funding for these programs has been provided by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.


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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