What's New at the Garden City Public Library

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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.

 

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.

 

Download eBooks and Audiobooks

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Garden City Public Library cardholders can take advantage of the Library’s growing collection of downloadable eBooks and audiobooks, which are available through the Nassau Digital Doorway and OverDrive, Inc. Nassau Digital Doorway Patrons can download bestselling, popular, and classic fiction and nonfiction eBook and audiobook titles as well as titles for young adults and children.

The Library’s free downloadable service is compatible with the Kindle and Kindle Fire, the Nook and Nook tablet, the iPad and the iPhone, Android devices, Windows and Mac computers as well as most other eReaders and mobile devices. All you need to borrow digital titles from the Library is an internet connection and a valid Garden City library card.

The Nassau Digital Doorway is the gateway to thousands of downloadable titles and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Stop by the Reference Desk in the Library to pick up printed instruction guides for downloading eBooks and audiobooks to eReaders, smartphones and tablets. New “how to” instruction guides have been prepared for Kindle, iPhone and iPad, and Nook tablet users. Instructions and how-to videos can also be found through the Help link on the Nassau Digital Doorway home page.

 

Just Sixties

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photo of Just Sixties tribute bandThe Friends of the Garden City Public Library will sponsor a concert, “Just Sixties,” with songs and stories on Wednesday evening, June 17, in the Large Meeting Room. Adults are invited to attend the "Annual Meeting" of the Friends at 7:00 PM, which will be followed by the one-hour, 15 minute show and refreshments.

Break out your tie-dyed shirts and join us to relive the music, fads, culture, news, and Americana of the Sixties! Rediscover the bubblegum classics, psychedelic hits, protest songs, folk-rock, and heavy-metal thunder from groups like the Beatles, the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones, Simon & Garfunkel, the Temptations, the Monkees, Cream, Sonny & Cher, and so much more. Since their debut in 1982, Just Sixties has become the longest continually running Sixties tribute act in the USA! This narrated retrospective will include interactive trivia quizzes on toys, TV shows, newsmakers, and musical groups from the most memorable decade in music history. From "Build Me up Buttercup" to "Sweet Caroline," you’ll have fun, fun, fun; you’ll be glad all over; and we’ll be happy together!

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. Limited parking. No tickets are required.

 

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.

 


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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:
Apr. 5, May 10 & May 24.


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