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What's New at the Garden City Public Library

"Retrospective" Art Show

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'Reading at the Pond' - oil painting by Ruth LawrencePoet and illustrator Ruth Lawrence will exhibit a solo multimedia show, “Retrospective,” in the Library's Gallery from October 1-30. View a lifetime of styles through her exploration and growth as an artist.

watercolor by Ruth Lawrence depicting 4 women (1 with guitar, one at piano), 2 men, and girl with banjoAcrylic and oil paint, watercolor, ink, and colored pencil are included in Ruth’s wide range of media. She has created work in the styles of realism, surrealism, impressionism, and op art with equally diverse subjects.

Ruth Lawrence is a NYS certified art teacher who graduated from C.W. Post, L.I.U. She has written and illustrated four children's books: My Famous Grandma, Barbara Bubbles, Jerome, and Tyrone, the Dinosaur. Ruth has also written and illustrated lighthearted limericks for children.

Exhibit funding is provided by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.


It’s What’s Happening for Young Adults

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Back to school . . . back to the Garden City Public Library! The Young Adult Department has planned six programs for college-bound students and their parents during the month of October. In addition, there will be arts-and-crafts workshops, the ever-popular babysitting workshop, and a holiday party, to name just a few of the programs planned for teens and ‘tweens this fall.

Check out all of the YA programs on the Library’s website, click on the Calendar of Events, or visit the Library to pick up flyers as a reminder to sign up to be a part of all that’s planned.

Funding for all Young Adult programs is provided by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library. Non-residents will be accommodated on a space-available basis. Registrants must be present at the time the program is scheduled to begin or their place may be given to those on the waiting list.



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, take the plunge.

With the Android app, a user can download music directly to a mobile device.  Users of iPods, iPads, and iPhones will need to download the files to their computers first, then sync the device with the computer via iTunes.


Test Prep Workshop

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Nicholas LaPoma, founder and lead tutor of Curvebreakers Test Prep, will give a workshop for students and their parents on Wednesday, October 8 from 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM to describe the differences between the ACT and the SAT exams. He will also discuss strategies to use in taking these tests and preparing for them. Registration begins Wednesday, September 17 on Eventkeeper. This program is limited to 90.


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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: Closed