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What's New at the Garden City Public Library

Russian Folk Dance

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photo: dancers from Ensemble BarynyaThe Friends of the Garden City Public Library will sponsor a free Russian folk-dance program, “Barynya” on Thursday, June 12 at 1:30 PM. Ensemble Barynya will perform Russian, Gypsy, Jewish, Cossack, Ukrainian dance, song, and music. Mikhail Smirnov is the artistic director and founder of Ensemble Barynya, which is based in New York City. He will give a short explanation of each dance during the program. Dances will be performed in different sets of beautiful hand-made costumes inspired by the place where the dance originated.

Priority will be given to Garden City residents by presenting your Garden City Public Library card 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.

The Russian music, dance, and song ensemble Barynya, established in the year 1991, is a world-renowned group that enjoys exalting stature as the premier Russian folk ensemble. Barynya presents Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, Russian Jewish, and Russian Gypsy traditional dancing, music, and songs. Barynya has been invited to perform at some of the most prestigious cultural venues in the USA, including Carnegie Hall in NYC; the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia; the Smithsonian Institute of America in Washington, D.C.; the United Nations in NYC; and the Russian Embassy in Washington, D.C.

 

Scan Photos & Documents

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Photo of BookScan stationHave a hard copy you would rather not retype? Want to digitize a photo to attach it to an email? The iVina BookScan Station is the answer to those many pleas that have fallen on our ears. Library patrons can scan items to a Word, JPEG, or PDF file and save them to a USB flashdrive. Don’t have a computer at home? Sit down in our Computer Lab, insert your drive, and work with your files.

Patrons may purchase a USB flashdrive for $6.75 (the Library's cost) at the Circulation Desk.

 

Lions Club Grateful for Collection of Eyeglasses

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The Garden City Public Library is a collection site for used eyeglasses for the Recycle for Sight Program, which is run by a local Lions Club. The Lions Club has expressed its appreciation to Library Board Vice Chair Gloria Weinrich and the Library for continuing to serve as an ongoing collection site for the Recycle for Sight Program. The glasses are reprocessed and distributed to those in need worldwide. A box is provided for the used-eyeglass collection near the interior doors of the Library.

 

Renew Items Via Text Message

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If you are signed up for SMS Alerts, you will receive simple-text messages to your cell phone to remind you that you have items that are due soon, overdue, or on hold. If you reply with the word renew, the system will respond with one of two messages:

  1. "Your items could not be renewed" (if no items are eligible for renewal), or
  2. "(x) of (y) items were renewed" (if some or all items are eligible for renewal).

Items that are not eligible for renewal include overdue items, items with holds waiting, or items already renewed. Patrons who owe fines for previously returned materials may not be able to renew materials using this feature. Should you wish to pay fines online by credit card, visit ALISweb.org, log in to your account, and click on "unpaid fines and bills."

To sign up for SMS Alerts, log into your library account, click on “Modify Personal Info,” enter a mobile-phone number, and click on the “opt in” link. Charges from your cell-phone service provider, if any, will apply.

 

Pay Fines Online

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screenshot of "My Library Account" sign-in page at http://alisweb.org/patroninfoLibrary patrons can pay fines by credit card through the My Account link in the online catalog. Once you log in with your library barcode number and PIN, you will see a link such as "$5.00 in unpaid fines and bills" if you owe anything. Click on that link and follow the prompts.

The minimum amount that can be paid by credit card is $5.00, and the only cards accepted are Discover, MasterCard and VISA.

photograph of touch-screen computer at Circulation DeskAlthough patrons can pay fines online from home, as a convenience, we have placed a computer at the end of the Circulation Desk, where patrons can pay fines by credit card, look up a book, or check the Library Calendar of Events.  The computer is equipped with a touch-screen interface, but the traditional keyboard and mouse are also available.  Please note that this computer is intended for brief transactions only.

Fine payment by credit card is a self-service option only. Library staff cannot accept credit cards for payment. Written instructions are available at the Circulation Desk.

 
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