What's New at the Garden City Public Library

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What's New at the Garden City Public Library

Coffee & Tea by the Book

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animated graphic of book, pen, and glasses iwht chocolate-chip cookies and steaming mugCome join "Coffee & Tea by the Book," a new adult book-discussion group, which will be moderated by Librarians Laura Flanagan and Ann Garnett. The Library is excited to announce the return of book-discussion programs for adults. The first discussion will be about bestselling author Jojo Moyes’s newest release, One Plus One, and will be held on Tuesday, September 23 at 10:00 AM.

One single mom with one chaotic family plus one quirky stranger equals one comic road trip. Somehow all of these unforgettable people, along with one big, lovable dog, end up on a road trip. Each person is looking for an escape from their troubled reality, but they all end up facing their own demons. The road trip changes their lives. This all adds up to one irresistible, thought-provoking and entertaining novel about love and family from the New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You.

Registration begins in person at the Reference Desk on Tuesday, September 2 and is limited to Garden City Public Library cardholders. You can pick up a book at registration.


Library Brings 2,000 Books to Pool Goers

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Barbara Nothel of the Friends of the Garden City Public Library carries 2,000 books to the Garden City Pool each summer. Mrs. Nothel is the hard-working leader of the Book Worms, the group of Friends who diligently price the books for sale in the Library, regularly add to the free books on the lower level, and supply the thousands of free books available to Pool goers.

The bookcase to the left of the entrance at the Garden City Pool is a “must” stop for many Pool goers. It is an opportunity to read books you always wanted to read or reread books with new and interesting selections that you hadn't even thought of reading. The children enjoy choosing their own books from the lower shelf, but unfortunately there haven't been as many books donated for children this year as in the past.

Please remember to donate your gently used children’s books to the Friends throughout the year. There is a donation bin for children’s and adult books inside the entrance of the Library.


It’s What’s Happening for Young Adults

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September is not only back-to-school month, it is also Library Card Sign-up Month. A Library Card is the most important school supply of all. This September, be sure your Library Card is in your wallet. If you don’t have one, sign up for a new one. With a valid Library Card, you can register for programs, borrow books and other materials, download books and music, and access electronic resources.

The Young Adult Department has planned six programs for college-bound students and their parents during the month of October. In addition, there will be arts-and-crafts workshops, the ever-popular babysitting workshop, a quiz bowl, and a holiday party, to name just a few of the programs planned for teens and ‘tweens.

Check out all of the YA programs on the Library’s website, click on the Calendar of Events, or visit the Library to pick up flyers as a reminder to sign up to be a part of all that’s planned.

Funding for all Young Adult programs is provided by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library. Non-residents will be accommodated on a space-available basis. Registrants must be present at the time the program is scheduled to begin or their place may be given to those on the waiting list.



St. Francis Hospital Community Outreach

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St. Francis Hospital's state-of-the-art Community Outreach Van will be at the Garden City Public Library on Friday, September 26, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM to provide free health screenings for individuals above the age of 18. The screenings include a brief cardiac history, blood-pressure testing, and a simple blood test for cholesterol and diabetes screening. The nurses will also provide appropriate patient education and referral information as needed.

Please note that the Outreach Van will be parked outside the Library in the parking lot. Registration is not required.


September Is Library Card Sign-Up Month

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The Library has created a new display highlighting books about libraries and reading to celebrate National Library Card Sign-up Month.Back to school … back to the Garden City Public Library! September is not only back-to-school month, it is also "Library Card Sign-Up Month." A library card is the most important school supply of all for both students and their parents. This September be sure your library card is in your wallet. If you don't have one, sign up for a new one for you and for your children.

The Garden City Public Library offers free programs for adults and for children of all ages. In addition, the Library provides access to an extensive collection of books, periodicals, music CDs, audiobooks, and DVDs. The Library also provides online access through its website to authoritative electronic databases as well as to downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, and music. With a valid Library card, you can register for programs, borrow materials and museum passes, and access electronic resources.

This fall, stop by the Reference Desk to ask for a recommendation for your next read or pick up instructions on how to download eBooks. Students can register for one of the college-bound programs being offered by the Young Adult Department and learn about accessing the Library’s online homework-help and test-preparation services. Visit the Children’s Room to find out about book clubs, storytimes, and other programs for children and families. The Library also has computers for children and adults to use too. If you are homebound, you can use your Library card to sign-up for the Library’s homebound service.

This September, open the door to a world of possibilities by using your Library card. The Garden City Public Library has something to offer for every age and interest. Visit the Library for more information about all of the resources available with a Library card.


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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