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What's New at the Garden City Public Library

Volunteers Needed for Teens & Tots Storytime

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Everyone’s looking forward to summer and returning to the Garden City Pool. The Young Adult Department, in cooperation with the Recreation Department of the Village of Garden City, conducts a storytime at the pool every Tuesday and Wednesday in July and the first week of August.

To be a volunteer in this program, you must attend a training session at the Library. Required training will be available for any young adult in 5th grade and up who wishes to participate in the storytime program for the first time this summer. You will learn the skills of book selection, read-aloud techniques, how to engage a young audience, and how to prepare and teach crafts safely.

The 2015 "Training Session" will be held on Wednesday, April 8, from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM. Other dates can be arranged by contacting YA Librarian Marge Kelly at 516-742-8405, ext. 242. Registration begins Monday, March 23.

This program is a community service and participants earn credit.

 

Cozy up With a Good Book

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animated graphic of woman reading in rocking chair with footstoolThe Garden City Public Library's ninth annual adult winter reading club is underway. This year, the adult winter reading club is being held from Sunday, November 23 to Sunday, April 12.

There are no meetings. You choose the books you want to read or listen to. You will fill out a review card for each book. You will then be entered into a final drawing at the “Cozy Up with a Good Bookbrunch (by invitation only) to be held in the spring. The more review cards you fill out, the more chances you have to win!

Registration must be done in person, and you must be an adult Garden City Public Library cardholder to join. So come in and register at the Reference Desk. And remember: cozy up with a good book this winter!

 

Man of La Mancha

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photo of Chris Dufrenoy as Don QuixoteThe Friends of the Garden City Public Library will sponsor a free, one-hour concert version of “Man of La Mancha," starring the cast of Plaza Theatrical Productions, at 7:30 PM on Wednesday evening, April 29, in the Large Meeting Room. Join Don Quixote as he tilts at windmills ad fights to right all wrongs in this award-winning “Impossible Dream” musical! This classic show, one of the great theatre successes of our time, has been enjoyed by audiences world-wide. Don Quixote will be performed by Chris Dufrenoy.

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. Please, no busses.

 

Cooling Mother Earth: NY's Footprint in Nature

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photo of landscapeAre New Yorkers stewards of nature or lords of nature? On April 21, 2015 at 1:30 PM, Dr. Robert Spiegelman will present "Cooling Mother Earth: New York's Footprint in Nature, Then and Now," a vivid lecture and multimedia presentation that probes this question. Revisiting key moments in the Empire State's development - especially its Indian, infrastructure, and conservation legacies - Dr. Spiegelman links them to today's environmental crises. To find answers, he unearths the hidden roots of New Yorkers' conflicting views of nature, development, and civilization - both then and now.

Speakers in the HumanitiesDr. Robert Spiegelman, president of Real-View Media, LLC is a sociologist, multimedia artist, and writer who presents widely on New York, Iroquois, Irish, and environmental themes. The founder of SullivanClinton.com and Derryveagh.com, Dr. Spiegelman revisits hidden histories that link past and present and foster indigenous values of peace, democracy, and nature-in-balance. A college teacher for 12 years, he holds a Doctorate in Sociology from CUNY Graduate Center and teaches it at several CUNY campuses.

New York Council for the HumanitiesThis event is a New York Council for the Humanities, Speakers in the Humanities program. Funding for this program has been provided in part by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.

Please note that this program was originally scheduled for April 23.

 

Unravelling Nature’s Patterns

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'Temple of Love at Old Westbury Gardens,' photo by Lisa ReichenbergerEnvironmental educator Lisa Reichenberger from Old Westbury Gardens will present a one-hour visual lecture “Unravelling Nature’s Patterns” at 1:30 PM on Thursday, May 28 in the Large Meeting Room. View the outdoors with an artist's eye as we unravel the mystery behind nature's patterns. Enjoy a guided look into how and why natural aesthetics attract attention, calm emotions, and aid survival in backyard gardens. See how patterns in nature affect us and the nature around them. 'Peach Dahlia at Old Westbury Gardens,' photo by Lisa Reichenberger

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 program-room door. Non-residents will be accommodated on a space-available basis 10 minutes before showtime. No saved seats. Please, no busses. 'Maroon Dahlia at Old Westbury Gardens,' photo by Lisa Reichenberger

Free museum passes to Old Westbury Gardens are available to Garden City Public Library cardholders in good standing through the generosity of 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
  (Sept. 21, 2014 - Jun. 7, 2015)

The Garden City Public Library will be closed on the following Sundays in 2015:
Apr. 5, May 10 & May 24.


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