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What's New at the Garden City Public Library

Art of Zentangle

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Join us on Saturday, January 24 for the "Art of Zentangle" with Joanne Van Meter. This fun art program will be held at 1:00 PM for children in Grades K-2 and at 2:15 PM for children in Grades 3-5.

Registration begins Monday, January 5 at 9:30 AM on Eventkeeper. 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.


Trash or Treasure Antiques Road Show

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Do you have something that is old, unusual, perhaps even bizarre? How many times have you thought that maybe your object has some value, or even be very valuable? Come find out on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 2:00 PM. Eddie Costello and his wife Jean will present a lecture that is both informative and highly entertaining on how to tell if it's trash or treasure. Learn how to identify today’s hottest antiques and collectibles. The first 40 people who register will receive a free verbal appraisal of any one antique or collectible (no coins, currency, or stamps), regardless of what it is or how old it is.

Registration begins in person Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 2:00 PM at the Library and is limited to Garden City Public Library cardholders only.


Visions of Scenic Long Island

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'Going Back in Time' - Old Bethpage Village Restoration, by photographer Robert T. BloomVisions of Scenic Long Island” will be exhibited by photographer Robert T. Bloom from February 1-27, 2015 in the Library’s Gallery. In addition to being a published author and composer (Theme Song, 1984 International Games for the Disabled), Robert T. Bloom is a published photographic artist concentrating on scenic Long Island landscapes and seascapes. 'Garden Perfection' - Old Westbury Gardens, by photographer Robert T. Bloom

“Photographic art” is a hybrid art form that combines photography and computer-facilitated painting. By applying a creative editing process, his digital photo images are transformed into artistic works that resemble paintings. Using this compelling technique, Mr. Bloom has attempted to capture the charm and elegance of Long Island’s scenery in a comprehensive body of work.

His artwork has been accepted for 85 solo artist exhibitions at universities, libraries, book stores, regional shopping centers, bank branches, restaurants, government offices, adult homes, and community centers throughout Long Island. In addition, he has served as a judge in juried art competitions and maintains art galleries on two websites.


A Child’s Journey Through Ellis Island

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The Daughters of the American Revolution, Garden City Chapter, Colonel Aaron Ogden will present a showcase exhibit, “A Child’s Journey Through Ellis Island” from February 1–27, 2015 at the Library. Learn how the children viewed their journey to a new land. Were they hopeful or fearful? Who and what did they leave behind, and how did they feel about that? What could they bring with them? What was the entry procedure at Ellis Island? How did it affect the children? The display will include books on the immigration experience, photos of the period, plus related items.

This exhibit has been funded by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.


Children’s Chinese Auction

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Children in Grades K-5 who complete the requirements of the Children’s Winter Reading Club will receive an invitation for themselves and a parent or adult caregiver to attend the "Children’s Chinese Auction" on Thursday, February 26 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. At the auction, children can use their book-review cards earned during the "Children’s Chinese Auction" as raffle tickets to win prizes.

Registration for the Winter Reading Club begins Monday, January 5 at 9:30 AM in the Children’s Room and ends Wednesday, February 25. Books must be read between January 5, 2015 and February 25, 2015 and must be age appropriate.

Children should be accompanied by an adult caregiver during the Chinese auction at all times. Children must be present at the auction to win a raffle from the auction. Prizes, including the amount available, will be determined by the prize donations received from outside organizations.


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