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What's New at the Garden City Public Library

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.

 

New Hours Beginning June 1

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The Garden City Public Library’s new schedule of hours as of June 1, 2015 is as follows. The new extended hours are printed in bold.

Monday: 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday: 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
*Sunday: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

*(late September through early June)

 

Wildlife Photography

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photo of woodpecker and bluejay by Charles ListGarden City resident Charles List will exhibit his wildlife photography from June 2-30 in Library’s showcases on the main floor. photo of rabbit by Charles List

Known as the family photographer, Mr. List has enjoyed expanding his digital camera work as a hobby.

Claiming that it all started when a possum walked past his backyard door, the photo enthusiast has captured numerous images of local wildlife including rabbits, birds, squirrels, spiders, and bees.

 

Paintings of Long Island

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'Waiting to Go Fishing,' acrylic 16X20 Giclee, by Don WilsonPaintings of Long Island” will be exhibited by artist Don Wilson from June 2-30 in Library’s Gallery. Landscapes and seascapes featuring the scenic North Fork of Long Island will be on view.

Inspired by the drawings created by his father, Don Wilson grew up with a fondness for art. He studied to become an art teacher at Kutztown State Teachers College in Pennsylvania, but later decided to become a liberal-arts major at C.W. Post College. Now retired from academia and after 43 years as a library media specialist, a public librarian, and assistant professor of library science, university administrator, restaurateur, cook, and caterer, he has revived a career as an artist/painter. Mr. Wilson has exhibited in a number of galleries and vineyards on the North Fork and in various public libraries in both Nassau and Suffolk.

“I have a summer place on the North Fork and spend a lot of time there. I get most of my inspiration from the sea, the shore, and scenes of Long Island landscape. I also paint Italian landscapes, mostly in Umbria, Tuscany and Sicily. My pictures are bright with bold colors, realistic interpretations of what I see and feel. It has been a long road, but I am finally at a place where my interest in ‘drawing pictures’ has turned into a life long dream of painting pictures.”

 

Hawaiian Hula Dance

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photo of two members of Dance Aloha Dance TroupeThe Friends of the Garden City Public Library will sponsor a one-hour "Hawaiian Hula Dance" performance on Thursday, June 11 at 1:30 PM in the Large Meeting Room. Enjoy an exotic program of Polynesian dances in traditional costumes. Songs will include "Blue Hawaii," "Little Grass Shack," "The Hukilau Song," and "Little Brown Gal," plus other authentic native music.

Dance Aloha Dance Troupe is a professional company specializing in Polynesian dances. They provide wholesome entertainment for all age groups, occasions, and venues. Dance Aloha has been in the entertainment business since 1996 and continues to grow every year. They are based on the East Coast and perform from New York to Florida. Their primary service is to provide quality hula dancers for Long Island and Metro New York. They have been featured in Newsday’s "Arts and Entertainment," ABC TV’s "Seniors Hawaiian Theme July Birthday Celebrations," and Channel 12’s "Beach Parties."

Priority will be given to Garden City residents 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. No tickets are required. Please, no busses.

 


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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:
May 10 & May 24.


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