What's New at the Garden City Public Library

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What's New at the Garden City Public Library

Bud Abbott: The Forgotten Funnyman

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Explore pop-culture comedy in the 20th Century! Come to a visual lecture, “Bud Abbott: The Forgotten Funnyman,” presented by Sal St. George of Living History Productions on Thursday, October 9 at 1:30 PM in the Large Meeting Room.

Hear Bud Abbott speak about his partner, Lou Costello, their ups and downs, their legal snags, and their personal lives in this one-of-a-kind tribute to one of the greatest comedy teams of all time. After the death of his comedy partner, William “Bud” Abbott retired to his home in Woodland Hills, CA. It was here that a young college student, Sal St. George, had the good fortune of meeting one of his childhood idols. Mr. St. George recorded this meeting and nearly 40 years later, shares the tape and a treasure trove of Abbott & Costello memorabilia.

For more than 25 years noted playwright, comedy writer, and theatrical director Sal St. George has developed unique and compelling programs that chronicle the lives of America’s greatest leaders, legends, and icons. He has entertained the masses with his quick wit and stylish humor, creating main-stage theatrical productions as well as inventive programs for national and local clients, including museums, cultural centers, planetariums, zoos, and historic sites.

This program is sponsored 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. No tickets are required.

 

New Focus Group to Meet

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A new focus group to discuss the future of the Garden City Public Library will meet in the Library on October 9 at 7:30 PM. This focus group will be chaired by Garden City Library Trustee Charles J. Murphy, EdD. Dr. Murphy is a school administrator who will welcome all interested patrons and will appreciate input from parents with school-age children. Interested participants should bring ideas for discussion and consideration.

Please register by calling the Library at 516-742-8405, ext 210. Please leave your name, home address, phone number, and email address. You will be contacted with specific information before the meeting date.

 

Getting into the Right College

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Registration begins Monday, September 15 on Eventkeeper for Michael Binder's "Getting in the Right College for You" workshop for students and parents to be held on Wednesday, October 15 from 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM. Mr. Binder, president and founder of Your College Navigator, LLC, will present a 1¾ hour session for students and their parents to learn how to determine which college is their best personal choice. In addition, he will talk about how students can maximize their admission potential. He will present the key steps students must take to make them stand out from all applicants and suggest how to use college visits to improve chances of admission.

Guest speaker Jan Dieke, assistant director of admissions at Vanderbilt University, will give her insight from a university’s perspective. This program is limited to 90.

 

SAT/ACT Combo Practice Test

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Students in Grades 10 and 11 are invited to take a "SAT/ACT Combo Practice Test" administered by Kaplan Educational Testing on Saturday, October 11 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. A snack break will be given at noon. Connell Boyle of Kaplan Educational Testing will return on Monday, October 27 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM for the "Test Results Presentation" with the scored results from the practice test and to explain the significance of the scores. 

Registration begins Saturday, September 20 on Eventkeeper. Registration for the results presentation is automatic when registered for the test. Parents and guardians are welcome and encouraged to come to this presentation. This program is limited to 40 young adults.

This program is sponsored 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.

 


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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
   

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