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What's New at the Garden City Public Library

Donors Thanked for LEGO

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Children show what they built with LEGO bricks during the first meeting of the 'Drop-In LEGO Club.'The Children’s Department would like to thank all those who generously donated LEGO bricks to the new "Drop-In LEGO Club." The Children’s Department greatly appreciates this donation, which will be used monthly during the LEGO club’s meetings and will help foster and encourage creativity in the children of Garden City who attend. If you have old LEGO bricks, minifigures, or other LEGO parts you would like to donate to the Library for the club, please contact the Children’s Department, either by or by phone at 516-742-8405 x216. LEGO donations can also be brought to the Children’s Room at the Library.

The last meeting of the year for the LEGO Club was held on November 12. The LEGO Club will resume meeting monthly in January 2015.
 

Trustee Nouryan Named Woman of Distinction

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Lola Nouryan, Ph.D, a Garden City Library Board trustee, was honored as a 2014 Woman of Distinction by Assemblyman Edward Ra on Saturday, September 13. Dr. Nouryan is a psychologist with a distinguished background in education and community service. She has her own private practice in Garden City.

Assemblyman Ed Ra & Garden City Village Trustee Theresa Trouve are pictured honoring Lola Nouryan, Ph.D. (center) as a 2014 Woman of Distinction.Dr. Nouryan is also an adjunct professor at Hofstra University’s Graduate Department of Psychology, where she has taught courses in psychology for over 30 years. In addition to teaching, she serves as a clinical supervisor with Hofstra’s Psychological Evaluation Research and Counseling Clinic. In this capacity, she supervises graduate students conducting psychological assessments of individuals.

Dr. Nouryan served as school psychologist for the Rockville Centre School District for over 30 years. She has published and presented academic papers in the field of special-needs children.

During the Vietnam War, Dr. Nouryan provided free counseling to the wives of soldiers serving in the military. Due to Dr. Nouryan’s significant work, spousal needs are now recognized to be an important component of military preparedness and function.

Dr. Nouryan serves as a trustee on the Garden City Public Library Board, where she specializes in human-resources issues. She is the devoted mother of three children and proud grandmother of five.

 

Shrinky Dinks Holiday Charms

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Certified K-12 art teacher Karen Morea of Krafts with Karen will teach young adults how to make holiday-themed Shrinky Dinks charms on Wednesday, December 10 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The charms will then be attached to a choice of bracelets, earrings, or key rings. Teens may keep their creations or give them as holiday gifts.

This program has been funded by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library. Registration begins Wednesday, November 26 on Eventkeeper and is limited to 20 young adults.

 

“Like” the Children’s Room on Facebook

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Find us on FacebookBy liking the Garden City Public Library Children’s Room on Facebook, you will get updates on your Facebook Newsfeed about upcoming children’s storytimes, book discussions, and special programs and updates on registration dates. You will also get suggestions on the latest books in the Children’s Room and links to helpful resources. Get the latest news from the Children’s Room by visiting our Facebook page.

 

The Red Hot Mamas

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The Friends of the Garden Cty Public Library will sponsor a free one hour “Happy Holidays” show performed by the Red Hot Mamas on Thursday, December 11 at 1:30 PM. Be entertained with energetic, choreographed tap dancing to popular showtunes and holiday favorites - all in dazzling costumes! The program will include “Jingle Bell Boogie,” “Sleigh Ride,” “Happy Holidays,” “Hava Nagila,” and “Let It Snow,” along with audience participation. The performance will be directed and choreographed by Toni Wortman and Louise Rastu with founder and guest choreographer Sandi Bloomberg, a former Radio City Rockette.

The Red Hot Mamas have been dancing in the New York area for over 20 years. Their popularity has steadily increased with audiences of all ages. This group of tap dancers are all Long Islanders and range in age from 54 to 83. They are based at the Jan Martin Dance Studio in Huntington Station, NY. In 2011, the dance troupe had the exciting opportunity to audition for Paula Abdul’s “Live to Dance” show. They were one of 500 groups that originally auditioned who made the “short list” round, receiving gold stars. In 2012, they were featured in Newsday’s “Life” section.

Garden City residents will be given priority 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.

 


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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
   

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