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WWI’s 1914 Christmas Eve Truce

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The Friends of the Garden City Public Library will sponsor a free program on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 1:30 PM in honor of our veterans. Master storyteller Elizabeth Rowe will present “WWI’s 1914 Christmas Eve Truce.”

photo of Belgian machinegunner in 1918 guarding trenchThis year marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of WWI. Hear the unforgettable story of Elizabeth's father's first-hand account of the 1914 Christmas Eve truce. As a very young soldier in the trenches of northern France, Duncan Macpherson took part in that unprecedented, historic event. It is a recounting that has both haunted and warmed her heart for years.

Elizabeth Rowe shares a repertoire of folk tales, myths, legends, short stories and personal tales throughout the metropolitan area. As a member of the National Storytelling Network, she tells family and personal stories about growing up the daughter of a Scottish highlander and an Irish American. Elizabeth has been a featured performer for Cablevision’s “Tell Me a Story,” The Players’ club in Manhattan, Wave Hill New York Public Garden & Cultural Center, the Cornelia Street Café in Greenwich Village, NYS Reading Association Conference, and many more.

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 CDs

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Friends Book Discussion

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cover of "Bird in Hand," by Christina Baker KlineBird in Hand, by Christina Baker Kline, is the selection for a book discussion, which will be moderated by Gloria Weinrich, on Wednesday, November 19 at 10:00 AM at the Garden City Public Library. The author of Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline has written a novel is about four people, two marriages, and one lifelong friendship, but everything is about to change. While Alison blames herself for a devastating car accident, her estranged husband fantasizes about Alison's best friend, Claire dreams of a different life in spite of a successful career, and Ben envies Alison's seemingly idyllic marriage. Alternating through these four intertwined perspectives, Bird in Hand is a searing novel about friendship, love, marriage, loss, and the choices we make that irrevocably alter everything we believe to be true.

This book discussion, moderated by Mrs. Weinrich, will take place in the Library’s Small Meeting Room on the Lower Level. No registration is necessary. Copies of the book are available at the Reference Desk in the Library. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.


Marshmallow Pilgrim Hats

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Join us on Saturday, November 15 for "Marshmallow Pilgrim Hats" with the Baking Coach! This fun food program will be held at 1:30 PM for children in Grades K-2 and at 3:00 PM for children in Grades 3-5.

animated graphic of pumpkin with blinking eyes wearing pilgrim hatRegistration begins Monday, November 3 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.

Please notify a librarian if your child has any food allergies.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.


Tie Dye - No Mess!

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Science teacher Chris Buchman will instruct teens on how to tie dye T-shirts without a mess using markers on Wednesday, November 19 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Registration begins Wednesday, November 5. When registering, please request a shirt size. Register early to request sizes. No complaints please, if a size is not given ahead of time.

This program is limited to 20 young adults. Funding for his program is provided by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.


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