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What's New at the Garden City Public Library

New Hours Beginning June 1

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The Garden City Public Library’s new schedule of hours as of June 1, 2015 is as follows. The new extended hours are printed in bold.

Monday: 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday: 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
*Sunday: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

*(late September through early June)

 

Paintings of Long Island

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'Waiting to Go Fishing,' acrylic 16X20 Giclee, by Don WilsonPaintings of Long Island” will be exhibited by artist Don Wilson from June 2-30 in Library’s Gallery. Landscapes and seascapes featuring the scenic North Fork of Long Island will be on view.

Inspired by the drawings created by his father, Don Wilson grew up with a fondness for art. He studied to become an art teacher at Kutztown State Teachers College in Pennsylvania, but later decided to become a liberal-arts major at C.W. Post College. Now retired from academia and after 43 years as a library media specialist, a public librarian, and assistant professor of library science, university administrator, restaurateur, cook, and caterer, he has revived a career as an artist/painter. Mr. Wilson has exhibited in a number of galleries and vineyards on the North Fork and in various public libraries in both Nassau and Suffolk.

“I have a summer place on the North Fork and spend a lot of time there. I get most of my inspiration from the sea, the shore, and scenes of Long Island landscape. I also paint Italian landscapes, mostly in Umbria, Tuscany and Sicily. My pictures are bright with bold colors, realistic interpretations of what I see and feel. It has been a long road, but I am finally at a place where my interest in ‘drawing pictures’ has turned into a life long dream of painting pictures.”

 

Hawaiian Hula Dance

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photo of two members of Dance Aloha Dance TroupeThe Friends of the Garden City Public Library will sponsor a one-hour "Hawaiian Hula Dance" performance on Thursday, June 11 at 1:30 PM in the Large Meeting Room. Enjoy an exotic program of Polynesian dances in traditional costumes. Songs will include "Blue Hawaii," "Little Grass Shack," "The Hukilau Song," and "Little Brown Gal," plus other authentic native music.

Dance Aloha Dance Troupe is a professional company specializing in Polynesian dances. They provide wholesome entertainment for all age groups, occasions, and venues. Dance Aloha has been in the entertainment business since 1996 and continues to grow every year. They are based on the East Coast and perform from New York to Florida. Their primary service is to provide quality hula dancers for Long Island and Metro New York. They have been featured in Newsday’s "Arts and Entertainment," ABC TV’s "Seniors Hawaiian Theme July Birthday Celebrations," and Channel 12’s "Beach Parties."

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. Please, no busses.

 

Wildlife Photography

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photo of woodpecker and bluejay by Charles ListGarden City resident Charles List will exhibit his wildlife photography from June 2-30 in Library’s showcases on the main floor. photo of rabbit by Charles List

Known as the family photographer, Mr. List has enjoyed expanding his digital camera work as a hobby.

Claiming that it all started when a possum walked past his backyard door, the photo enthusiast has captured numerous images of local wildlife including rabbits, birds, squirrels, spiders, and bees.

 

Just Sixties

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photo of Just Sixties tribute bandThe Friends of the Garden City Public Library will sponsor a concert, “Just Sixties,” with songs and stories on Wednesday evening, June 17, in the Large Meeting Room. Adults are invited to attend the "Annual Meeting" of the Friends at 7:00 PM, which will be followed by the one-hour, 15 minute show and refreshments.

Break out your tie-dyed shirts and join us to relive the music, fads, culture, news, and Americana of the Sixties! Rediscover the bubblegum classics, psychedelic hits, protest songs, folk-rock, and heavy-metal thunder from groups like the Beatles, the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones, Simon & Garfunkel, the Temptations, the Monkees, Cream, Sonny & Cher, and so much more. Since their debut in 1982, Just Sixties has become the longest continually running Sixties tribute act in the USA! This narrated retrospective will include interactive trivia quizzes on toys, TV shows, newsmakers, and musical groups from the most memorable decade in music history. From "Build Me up Buttercup" to "Sweet Caroline," you’ll have fun, fun, fun; you’ll be glad all over; and we’ll be happy together!

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. 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:
May 10 & May 24.

New hours begin June 1.


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