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What's New at 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.


Meeting of the Book Ends

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animated graphic of books between bookends with book flying outJoin us on Thursday, November 20 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM for the second meeting of the "Book Ends." We will be discussing the book The Last Holiday Concert, by Andrew Clements, This book discussion is open to children in Grades 3-5.

Registration began Monday, September 8. Parents can sign up current third, fourth, and fifth graders in the Children’s Room. A beverage and snack will be provided. The meeting is an hour long.

Space is limited, so check with a children’s librarian for availability.


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.


Quiz Bowl

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Game-show host Richard Knox will host "Quiz Bowl" on Saturday, November 22 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM. Students in grades 6-9 will be divided into teams to compete using a buzzer system. Questions will be age appropriate and cover various subjects, including: current events, women in history, science and math, sports, pop culture, and literature.

Registration begins on Eventkeeper on Saturday, November 8, and is limited to 16 Young Adults.

This program is funded by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library. Priority is given to GCPL cardholders.


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.


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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