What's New at the Garden City Public Library

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What's New at 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.

 

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.

 

Interior Design Makeovers & Trends

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Professional interior designer Jacqui Palatnik will introduce you to the latest trends in the world of interior design on Thursday, October 23 at 7:00 PM at the Garden City Public Library. Ms. Palatnik attends the High Point Furniture Market (she will have just returned from the fall show) each year and will share with you what will be trending in color and fabrics as well as furniture design, along with what’s very new in kitchens and bathrooms.

There will be material samples as well as a PowerPoint® presentation and handouts. Ms. Palatnik will be glad to answer any decorating questions you may have regarding your own home.

This program is open to all and registration is not required.

 

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.

 

History of Whaling on LI

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animated graphic of baleen whale swimmingThe Friends of the Garden City Public Library will sponsor a visual lecture, “A History of Whaling on Long Island,” on Thursday, October 23 at 1:30 PM. An educator from The Whaling Museum of Cold Spring Harbor will give this enlightening presentation in the Large Meeting Room. Learn about Long Island’s intriguing whaling past and maritime heritage. Examine select artifacts from the Museum’s collection up close, including scrimshaw and other whale products from the 1800s.

Garden City residents will be given priority by presenting their Garden City Public Library cards at the program-room door. Non-residents will be accommodated on a space-available basis 10 minutes before showtime. No saved seats. Parking is limited. Please, no busses. No tickets are required.

 


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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
   

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