In-person registration begins on Saturday, March 21 at 9:30 AM for "Coffee & Tea by the Book," to be held on Tuesday, April 14 at 10:00 AM during National Library Week. Librarians Laura Flanagan and Ann Garnett will moderate a discussion of The Museum of Extraordinary Things, by Alice Hoffman. This book is the 2015 selection for Long Island Reads. Registration is limited to Garden City Public Library cardholders. You can pick up a book when you register at the Reference Desk.
Mesmerizing and illuminating, Alice Hoffman’s The Museum of Extraordinary Things is the story of an electric and impassioned love between two vastly different souls in New York during the volatile first decades of the 20th century. It features compelling descriptions of immigrant life on the Lower East Side, upper Manhattan in its wilderness days, and the development of “freak shows” and amusements at Coney Island. With its colorful crowds of bootleggers, heiresses, thugs, and idealists, New York itself becomes a riveting character as Hoffman weaves her trademark magic and masterful storytelling to unite her characters in a sizzling, tender, and moving story of self-discovery in tumultuous times.