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Art Academy of Garden City

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The Art Academy of Garden City exhibits a colorful collection of student artwork in the Library's showcases and art gallery from May 3-29.  Students created these works using many techniques, media, and topics under the direction of Melissa & Laura Pashayan. All of the young artists are sure to surprise viewers with their talent and accomplishments.

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


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.


Unravelling Nature’s Patterns

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'Temple of Love at Old Westbury Gardens,' photo by Lisa ReichenbergerEnvironmental educator Lisa Reichenberger from Old Westbury Gardens will present a one-hour visual lecture “Unravelling Nature’s Patterns” at 1:30 PM on Thursday, May 28 in the Large Meeting Room. View the outdoors with an artist's eye as we unravel the mystery behind nature's patterns. Enjoy a guided look into how and why natural aesthetics attract attention, calm emotions, and aid survival in backyard gardens. See how patterns in nature affect us and the nature around them. 'Peach Dahlia at Old Westbury Gardens,' photo by Lisa Reichenberger

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. Please, no busses. 'Maroon Dahlia at Old Westbury Gardens,' photo by Lisa Reichenberger

Free museum passes to Old Westbury Gardens are available to Garden City Public Library cardholders in good standing through the generosity of the  Friends of the Garden City Public Library.


Girls Who Code

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The Garden City Public Library is hosting a Girls Who Code Club that will offer computer-science education and technical-skill development to girls in 6th through 12th grade. The club will meet on Saturday afternoons from 2:00 pm to 4:45 pm in the Computer Lab on the lower level of the Library. The club started on March 14, 2015 and continues on March 21 & 28; April 11, 18 & 25; May 16, 23 & 30; and June 6 & 13. Each lesson will build upon the previous lesson, so attendance at each meeting is strongly encouraged. The curriculum includes monthly project-based activities and the opportunity to build real-world software including mobile apps and games.

Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in the technology and engineering sectors. The Girls Who Code mission is to work to educate, inspire, and equip middle-school and high-school girls with the computing skills necessary to pursue opportunities in computing fields.

No prior experience in coding or programming is necessary. The girls will learn basic coding and programming, including variables, loops, and conditionals.

There is no cost to participate in the club, but the club size is limited to the first 20 girls who register. Registered participants will be expected to attend all sessions. Please bring your library card with you to each meeting.

The instructor for the club is Anna Korsakova, a data analytics manager at American Express. Dessie DiMino, an 11th grader at the high school, who spent seven weeks at the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program last summer, started the club and will be the teacher’s assistant. There may also be guest speakers and other perks. For more information or to register, please contact , Library director, or .


Friends Monday Movie Matinée

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The schedule for spring and summer is as follows:

June: Little Bit of the Song and Dance
1 West Side Story 1961 152 min.
8 An American in Paris 1951 101 min.
15 The Sound of Music 1965 174 min.
22 Carousel 1956 128 min.
29 Oklahoma 1955 145 min.
July: Thriller Theatre
6 Law Abiding Citizen 2009 109 min.
13 Pacific Heights 1990 102 min.
20 Long Good Friday 1980 114 min.
27 Cassandra’s Dream 2007 108 min.
Aug.: A Laugh Riot
3 Silver Linings Playbook 2012 122 min.
10 Little Miss Sunshine 2006 101 min.
17 Broadway Danny Rose 1984 84 min.
24 Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 99 min.
31 Identity Thief 2013 111 min.

Movies begin at 1:30 PM and are sponsored 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 
Sunday & Monday, May 24-25.

New hours begin June 1.