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What's New at the Garden City Public Library

Cooling Mother Earth: NY's Footprint in Nature

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photo of landscapeAre New Yorkers stewards of nature or lords of nature? On April 23, 2015 at 1:30 PM, Dr. Robert Spiegelman will present "Cooling Mother Earth: New York's Footprint in Nature, Then and Now," a vivid lecture and multimedia presentation that probes this question. Revisiting key moments in the Empire State's development - especially its Indian, infrastructure, and conservation legacies - Dr. Spiegelman links them to today's environmental crises. To find answers, he unearths the hidden roots of New Yorkers' conflicting views of nature, development, and civilization - both then and now.

Speakers in the HumanitiesDr. Robert Spiegelman, president of Real-View Media, LLC is a sociologist, multimedia artist, and writer who presents widely on New York, Iroquois, Irish, and environmental themes. The founder of SullivanClinton.com and Derryveagh.com, Dr. Spiegelman revisits hidden histories that link past and present and foster indigenous values of peace, democracy, and nature-in-balance. A college teacher for 12 years, he holds a Doctorate in Sociology from CUNY Graduate Center and teaches it at several CUNY campuses.

New York Council for the HumanitiesThis event is a New York Council for the Humanities, Speakers in the Humanities program. Funding for this program has been provided in part by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 


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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
   

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