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What's New at the Garden City Public Library

The Red Hot Mamas

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The Friends of the Garden Cty Public Library will sponsor a free one hour “Happy Holidays” show performed by the Red Hot Mamas on Thursday, December 11 at 1:30 PM. Be entertained with energetic, choreographed tap dancing to popular showtunes and holiday favorites - all in dazzling costumes! The program will include “Jingle Bell Boogie,” “Sleigh Ride,” “Happy Holidays,” “Hava Nagila,” and “Let It Snow,” along with audience participation. The performance will be directed and choreographed by Toni Wortman and Louise Rastu with founder and guest choreographer Sandi Bloomberg, a former Radio City Rockette.

The Red Hot Mamas have been dancing in the New York area for over 20 years. Their popularity has steadily increased with audiences of all ages. This group of tap dancers are all Long Islanders and range in age from 54 to 83. They are based at the Jan Martin Dance Studio in Huntington Station, NY. In 2011, the dance troupe had the exciting opportunity to audition for Paula Abdul’s “Live to Dance” show. They were one of 500 groups that originally auditioned who made the “short list” round, receiving gold stars. In 2012, they were featured in Newsday’s “Life” section.

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.


YA Holiday Party

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animated 'party' graphic with beads and confettiSave the date: Thursday, December 29, from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM! Come to a "Holiday Party" for young adults during the holiday school break. Celebrate the holiday season with refreshments and entertainment!

Registration begins Monday, December 8, on Eventkeeper. This special program is limited to 35 young adults.

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


Rembrats Art Show

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'The Flower Girl,' pastel by Arleen Reuth UrbanA group art show “The Rembrats 2015” will be exhibited in the Garden City Public Library’s Gallery from January 5-30, 2015. View pastel portraits and landscapes created in various styles designed by students who study with award-winning instructor Arleen Rueth Urban. 'The Little Country Cottage,' pastel by Geraldine Hristakis

Participants will include artists from the Recreation Dept. of Garden City and the Garden City Community Club, as well as students from the instructor’s private studio.

Exhibits are free and open to the public during regular library hours. Exhibit funding is sponsored by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library. Installation & removal dates are subject to change.


St. Joseph School Showcase Exhibit

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A display presented by St. Joseph School will be exhibited in the Library’s showcases January 3-30, 2015. Samples of student work, artwork, photos, and school programs will be exhibited in honor of Catholic Schools Week, which runs from January 25–31, 2015.

Exhibit funding is sponsored by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library


A Child’s Journey Through Ellis Island

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The Daughters of the American Revolution, Garden City Chapter, Colonel Aaron Ogden will present a showcase exhibit, “A Child’s Journey Through Ellis Island” from February 1–27, 2015 at the Library. Learn how the children viewed their journey to a new land. Were they hopeful or fearful? Who and what did they leave behind, and how did they feel about that? What could they bring with them? What was the entry procedure at Ellis Island? How did it affect the children? The display will include books on the immigration experience, photos of the period, plus related items.

This exhibit has been funded by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.


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