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What's New at the Garden City Public Library

New CDs

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animated graphic of spinning compact discLike music?  Follow us on Twitter @gcplcds.  Find out about new CDs, recommendations of CDs you might have missed, and suggestions for CDs you would like to be added to the collection.


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.


Financial Options for Students

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Richard Milella, founder and director of the not-for-profit Long Island Funding for Education (L.I.F.E.), will discuss ways to maximize your family’s eligibility for college financial aid on Thursday, October 16 from 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM. Middle and high-school students and their parents are encouraged to attend.

Registration begins on Wednesday, October 1 on Eventkeeper. This program is limited to 90.

Funding for his program is provided by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.


Thoroughly Modern Millie

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Cast of Plaza Theatrical ProductionsThe Friends of the Garden City Public Library will sponsor a free, concert version of “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” starring the cast of Plaza Theatrical Productions  at 1:30 PM on Thursday, October 16 in the Large Meeting Room. It’s the zany musical, set in the 1920s, with frisky flappers, a dashing leading man, and a dragon-lady villainess, that has everyone dancing the Charleston! The award-winning score will have everyone dancing along!Cast of Plaza Theatrical ProductionsCast of Plaza Theatrical Productions

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. Parking is limited. Please, no buses.


Time for Kids

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Join us on Monday, October 20 at 7:00 PM for "Tots Night Out" with Donna Green. This fun program is for children ages 2½-5 (not yet in Kindergarten) and an adult caregiver. During the program, children will make a city-skyscraper craft.

Registration begins Monday, October 6 at 9:30 AM on Eventkeeper. Each child needs his or her own Library card to register. You must do a separate registration for each child you wish to attend the program.

Please arrive promptly. If you are late, your spot may be given to someone on the waitlist. Due to limited room capacity, only one child and one adult allowed in per registration.

Funding for this 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