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What's New at the Garden City Public Library

Meeting of Chapter Chat

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Join us on Thursday, November 13, from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM for the second meeting of our second-grade book discussion, "Chapter Chat." We will discuss Abby Klein’s Don't Sit on My Lunch from the Ready Freddy series. There will be games, a craft, and other book-related fun. A beverage and snack will be provided. The meeting is an hour long.

Registration began Monday, September 8. Parents can sign up current second graders in the Children’s Room. Space is limited, so check with a Children’s Librarian for availability.

 

Financial Options for Students

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Richard Milella, founder and director of the not-for-profit Long Island Funding for Education (L.I.F.E.), will discuss ways to maximize your family’s eligibility for college financial aid on Thursday, November 13 from 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM. Middle and high-school students and their parents are encouraged to attend.

Registration is underway on Eventkeeper. This program is limited to 90.

Funding for his program is provided 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.

 

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.

 

Medley of Elvis & Oldies

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Enjoy “A Medley of Elvis & Oldies” concert on Thursday, November 20 at 1:30 PM in the Library's Large Meeting Room. Vocalist Jim Papa will sing hit songs from the '50s and '60s. The Library will be “All Shook Up” as patrons enjoy hearing “Teddy Bear,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “The Wonder of You,” and more oldies! Call him a throwback, a natural talent with a voice that transcends time and brings back memories of places and passion of years gone by. photo of vocalist Jim Papa

Jim Papa’s love of music is apparent in every word he sings. Taking the lead from great performers of the past, his renditions of classic ballads, pop, and rock & roll, as well as his ability to sing within a variety of music genres, have made him a popular, featured performer in the New York/Long Island area. In 1996 Jim began Magical Music Entertainment, a Long Island based disc-jockey company. Since then he has entertained at hundreds of weddings, private parties, corporate events, area hospitals, public libraries, assisted-living facilities, and senior centers.

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. No tickets are required.

 


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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
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Sun: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
   

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