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What's New at the Garden City Public Library

Equine Extravaganza

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painting of woman and horse by Diana BertholdEquine Extravaganza & Other Things,” by Diana M. Berthold, will be exhibited in the Library’s Gallery & showcases from September 2-29. This native Long Islander’s multimedia paintings are inspired predominately by horses and other animals. Quilted horse-show ribbon pillows and unique banner quilts will be displayed in the showcases.quilt by Diana Berthold

quilt by Diana BertholdDiana Berthold is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology. She is a writer, horsewoman, artist, and quilt-and-fashion designer. Diana has created graphics, screen prints, textile prints, embroideries, apparel, costumes, accessories, and equestrian items for major retail manufacturers. Her award-winning quilts and artwork, which includes photography, pen and ink, watercolor, and oils, are exhibited at juried shows, galleries, and libraries. She has earned numerous awards on Long Island, NYC, and Pennsylvania, and has been featured in The Long Island Advance, Suffolk Life, Horse Directory, and magazines such as: Today’s Equestrian, Chronicle of the Horse, and Paint Horse Journal. She holds memberships in several local and national quilt guilds and in horse and art associations. Her work is in private collections in the USA, Canada, and Great Britain.

Exhibit funding is sponsored by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.

 

Children's Fall Registration News

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Registration for Children’s storytimes and book discussions will begin Monday, September 8 at 9:30 AM. 

Registration for storytimes will be done online on Eventkeeper.  Patrons can register online at home, from the office, or in the Library.  Each child needs his or her own Library card to register for storytime

Registration for book discussions must be done in the Children’s Room. 

Non-residents can begin registering for storytimes and book discussions beginning Monday, September 22.

"Lapsit" and "Mother Goose" storytimes begin the week of Monday, September 22. Thursday storytimes begin October 2. All other storytimes will begin the week of Monday, October 6. 

For more information on storytimes, book discussions, and other fall programs, ask a Children’s Librarian, look for our flyers in the Children’s Room, or ask a Children's librarian.

 

Musée d’Orsay

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Art-history scholar Louise Cella Caruso will present a free visual-art lecture, “Musée d’Orsay, Paris” on Thursday, September 11 at 1:30 PM in the Large Meeting Room. (This program was re-scheduled from May.) Discover the unique transition from train station to art museum and its collection during this illustrated talk.

Photo of Musée d'OrsayThe 1898 Beaux-Arts railway station Gare d'Orsay was silenced in 1939 due to short platforms unsuitable for longer trains. Originally constructed for the Universal Exposition of 1900, it now houses the largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces in the world, by painters including Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, Sisley, Gauguin, and Van Gogh.

Louise Cella Caruso has made numerous presentations throughout the tri-state area. Her background combines bio-nutrition, certification in art-and-antique appraising, and a degree in communication. She has continued research at museums in the United States and Europe, such as The Metropolitan and Philadelphia Museums of Art, The Prado, Louvre, Uffizi, and more.

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 meeting-room door. Non-residents will be accommodated on a space-available basis 10 minutes before showtime. No saved seats. Parking is limited. No tickets are required.

 

Drop-in LEGO Club

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Come with your old friends and make new friends at our new LEGO Club! This monthly club is for children Grades Kindergarten through Fifth Grade and meets on the following three Wednesday afternoons from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM: September 10, October 8, and November 12.

No registration is required, but space is limited. Children will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. The Library will provide LEGO bricks for children to build with during the program.

Funding for these programs has been provided by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.

 

Steel Impressions

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photo of steelpan players

Enjoy a concert by “Steel Impressions” on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 1:30 PM in the Large Meeting Room. Professional Long Island musicians will create a tropical music ambiance with pulsating calypso, reggae, and contemporary songs on unique instruments called steelpans. Imagine you’re in the Caribbean with toe-tapping, hand-clapping, head-bobbing, and hip-swaying music! Enjoy tunes like “Yellow Bird,” “Hot, Hot, Hot,” and “Brazil.”

This concert is designed to demonstrate versatility of the steelpan that was created in the Caribbean shortly after World War II. The steelpan is often mistaken for a percussive instrument, because of it's design, when in fact it is a melodic instrument. Questions and answers will follow the concert for anyone interested in learning more about steelpan instruments.

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. 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: Closed
   

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