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What's New at the Garden City Public Library

Celebrate Hanukkah

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Animated graphic of dancing dreidelHanukkah begins this year on Tuesday, December 16, so celebrate by checking out some books on the holiday. Picture books about Hanukkah include The Golem’s Latkes, by Eric A. Kimmel; The Hanukkah Hop, by Erica Silverman; Chanukah Lights Everywhere, by Michael J. Rosen; Hanukkah Haiku, by Harriet Ziefert; and Hoppy Hanukkah! by Linda Glaser. For nonfiction books about Hanukkah, check out the books Celebrate Hanukkah, by Deborah Helligman; Hanukkah Crafts, by Karen E. Bledsoe; Hanukkah, Oh, Hanukkah: A Treasury of Stories, Songs, and Games to Share, compiled by Wendy Wax; and Maccabee! The Story of Hanukkah, by Tilda Balsley; among others.

 

Peace Corps in Madagascar

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Garden City resident Kelly Bonacci will discuss her experience in the Peace Corps in Madagascar. Topics to include are: life as a volunteer, business development, application process, and different sectors of the Peace Corps.

The presentation will be held on Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 11:00 AM, in the Garden City Public Library, lower level, in the Large Meeting Room. 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 presentation. Parking is limited.

 

Library Board Appointments

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Library Board of Trustees from L-R, upper row: Trustee Peter D’Antonio and Trustee Charles Murphy; bottom row: Trustee Lola Nouryan, Chair J. Randolph Colahan & Vice Chair Gloria Weinrich. (Photo S. Alvey)On November 20, 2014, at the Village Board of Trustees meeting, Trustee Lola Nouryan was reappointed to the Garden City Public Library Board for a five-year term as recommended by the Central Property Owners Association.

On December 8, 2014, the Garden City Public Library Board of Trustees, led by Chairman J. Randolph Colahan, administered the Oath of Office to Lola Nouryan as trustee with a term of office from December 8, 2014 to December 31, 2019. Chairman J. Randolph Colahan and Vice Chair Gloria Weinrich were unanimously re-elected to their positions for the 2015 calendar year at that meeting. 

All Library Board of Trustees members will continue as chair of their committees for the 2015:Library Board Chair J. Randolph Colahan administers the Oath of Office to Trustee Lola Nouryan.

Budget Committee – Trustees J. Randolph Colahan and Peter D’Antonio

Audit Committee – Trustee J. Randolph Colahan

Community Relations Committee – Trustee Gloria Weinrich

CBRAC liaisons – Trustees Charles Murphy and Peter D’Antonio

 

GCPL at Village Christmas Spectacular

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photo of Reference Librarian Laura Flanagan, Secretary Joanne Kastalek, Library Director Lisa Paulo, and Children’s Librarians Donna Furey, Barbara Grace, and Laura Giunta at Library table on Seventh StreetThe director and staff of the Garden City Public Library shared the holiday spirit with residents at the Village’s first "Christmas Spectacular" on Seventh Street on Friday night, December 12. The Library sponsored raffles for children, young adults, and adults at the evening winter festival. Pictured from left to right are Reference Librarian Laura Flanagan, Secretary Joanne Kastalek, Library Director Lisa Paulo, and Children’s Librarians Donna Furey, Barbara Grace, and Laura Giunta.

 

YA Holiday Party

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Registration is underway on Eventkeeper for a a "Holiday Party" for young adults during the December school break. Celebrate the holiday season with refreshments and entertainment on Thursday, December 29, from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM!

This special program is funded by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library and is limited to 35 young adults.

 


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