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What's New at the Garden City Public Library

Friends Book Discussion

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Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind, by Ann B. Ross, is the selection for a book discussion, which will be moderated by Gloria Weinrich, on Wednesday, May 7 at 10:00 AM at the Library.

Recently widowed and newly wealthy, Miss Julia receives a visit from Hazel Marie, who claims that her nine-year-old son is the child of Julia's late husband. Suddenly, this longtime church member and pillar of her small Southern community finds herself in the center of an unseemly scandal and the guardian of a nine-year-old whose mere presence turns her life upside down. Julia forces herself to become strong willed and beautifully solves her problems.

This book discussion, moderated by Mrs. Weinrich, will take place in the Library’s Small Meeting Room on the Lower Level. No registration is necessary. Copies of the book are available at the Reference Desk beginning April 7. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.


Genesis: To Save Our Planet

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Dr. Phyllis Goodfriend, docent for the Nassau County Museum of Art, will present a free visual lecture “Genesis: To Save Our Planet” on Thursday, May 8 at 1:30 PM in the Large Meeting Room. View the silent drama of extraordinary photography by Sebastião Salgado during this presentation.

Photo: 'Chinstrap Penguins,' by Sebastião SalgadoPhotographer, environmentalist, and humanitarian Sebastião Salgado’s most recent work “would not be to photograph what is destroyed, but what is still pristine, to show what we must hold and protect.” He likes to quote a hopeful statistic: “45% of our planet is still what it was at the beginning.” The result of eight years of work, "Genesis" is now touring the world as a major exhibit. He has spent many years documenting the horrors of war, famine, and the displacement of indigenous populations, and worked with Doctors Without Borders and UNICEF.

In addition to lecturing as a docent for the Nassau County Museum of Art, photographer Dr. Phyllis R. Goodfriend of Great Neck specializes in photos of landscapes, cityscapes, and abstracts. She is a member of the Long Island Center of Photography, the Manhasset-Great Neck Camera Club, and the Photo Artists’ Network.

This public program is funded by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library. Garden City residents will be given priority by presenting their GCPL cards at the meeting-room door. Non-residents will be accommodated on a space-available basis 10 minutes before showtime. No saved seats. Parking is limited. No tickets are required.


New Source for Old Stuff

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p4A Antiques Reference link and logoWhat is it, and how much is it worth? Find out with p4A Antiques Reference, an online database with market-based information about collectibles in 1,280 classifications, including artwork, books, clocks, documents, dolls, furniture, glass, lamps, porcelain, pottery, silver, and toys. Over 140 U.S. auction houses supply pricing data, and each record includes information on when and where the item was sold and a color picture. Biographical and historical notes enhance many of the records.

Updated daily, p4A Antiques Reference is used by appraisers, dealers, museums, and agencies like the IRS to evaluate almost every kind of antique and collectible.


Author Visit: Gordon Korman

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Come meet Gordon Korman, popular and best-selling children’s author of the Swindle and 39 Clues series! Bring a book for him to sign.

This is a family program for children in Grades K-5 and their families on Thursday, May 8 at 7:00 PM. Tickets are required. Ticket distribution begins Saturday, April 26 at 9:30 AM in the Children’s Room.

Please arrive promptly. If you are late, your spot may be given to someone on the waitlist. You must show a Garden City Library Card, a valid Driver’s License, or other proof of residency when picking up tickets. Non-residents may come the day of the show to see if there is any availability.

Funding for this program has been provided by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.


Friends' Fabulous Book Sale

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animated graphic of wobbling book stackA “Bargain Book Sale” will be held on Saturday, May 17, from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM on the Library's Lower Level. Come early for the best selection of hard- and soft-cover books including fiction, non-fiction, young-adult, and children’s books. CDs, DVDs, videos, and antique, autographed, and coffee-table books will be included. Bring your family, friends, and neighbors. There is no entrance fee.

The Friends of the Garden City Public Library will sponsor this fabulous sale, with all proceeds to benefit the Library. The Friends have volunteered as a dynamic resource for the community with their staff and extensive services since 1952. The non-profit organization has provided free for patrons of all ages: museum passes, quality programs, new equipment, summer reading groups, monthly exhibitions, movies, book discussions, newsletters, lectures, plays, concerts, craft workshops, book bags, and much more.


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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: (Oct 20 - May 18)
  1:00 PM to 5:00 PM