What's New at the Garden City Public Library

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What's New at the Garden City Public Library

April is Poetry Month

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Come by the Children’s Room and celebrate Poetry Month by reading some books about poetry and poets. We have poetry on a wide array of topics, ranging from dinosaurs and school poems to poems about nature and sports. If you’re looking for popular children’s poets, check out the work of Shel Silverstein and Jack Prelutsky. You can also read poetry from around the world as well as the work of classic literary poets, including Robert Frost, William Shakespeare, and Langston Hughes. If you’re interested in learning about the life of a poet, check out one of our biographies on famous poets Walt Whitman and Phillis Wheatley, plus many more!

 

Music Boxes

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photo of music box from Caroline Mulcahy's collectionCome admire the collection of music boxes graciously loaned by Garden City resident Caroline Mulcahy, showcased at the Library from April 1-30, 2015. See 20 whimsical, colorful, and finely detailed music boxes from 13 to over 30 years old. The variety is sure to bring smiles to children and adults alike.

This free exhibit is open to the public during regular Library hours. Exhibit funding is sponsored by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library. Installation and removal dates are subject to change.

 

New Book-Club-in-a Bag Titles

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The Garden City Public Library is adding four new Book Club in a Bag titles to its collection. The titles include Everything I Never Told You, by Celeste Ng; The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins; The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt; and The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah. The new Book Club in a Bag titles are ready to be reserved and borrowed.

If you’ve always wanted to start a book club or if your existing book club is looking for an easier way to select books, then the Library’s Book Club in a Bag may be just what you need.

Each canvas tote bag checks out for six weeks and contains 10 copies of a discussible title, usually a large type, audio material, and an information package with a summary, book reviews, biographical information, discussion questions, an author interview, and suggestions for further reading. The bag also includes a sign-up sheet for the leader to keep track of who has which book.

Whether you want to reserve a new Book Club in a Bag title or are looking for a recommendation for your book club, call, visit, or Librarians Laura Flanagan and Ann Garnett to talk about books with book lovers just like you.

 

Book Donations Suspended in May

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The Friends of the Garden City Public Library are unable to accept book donations during the month of May. We apologize for the inconvenience.

 

Mother’s Day Craft

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Join us on Saturday, May 2, at 11:00 AM for a "Mother’s Day Craft" with art teacher  Liane Mallon. This fun art program is for children ages 2½  to 5 (not yet in Kindergarten) and an adult caregiver.

Registration is required and begins Monday, April 20 at 9:30 AM on Eventkeeper. You must do a separate registration for each child you wish to attend the program.

Please arrive promptly. If you are late, your spot may be given to someone on the waitlist. Due to limited room capacity, only one child and one adult allowed in per registration.

Funding for this programs has been provided by the Friends of the Garden City Public 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
  (Sept. 21, 2014 - Jun. 7, 2015)

The Garden City Public Library will be closed on the following Sundays in 2015:
May 10 & May 24.

New hours begin June 1.


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