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What's New at the Garden City Public Library

Art of Jayne Costanzo

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Jayne Costanzo's unique workLong Island artist Jayne Costanzo will exhibit her unique multi-media work from July 1-31 in the Library's showcases. Jayne graduated from NYIT Old Westbury with a BFA and MS. She holds an additional MS in Education from Dowling College. Jayne is a retired art teacher now concentrating on fulfilling her art and soul as an independent arts-and-crafts professional.

The artist reflects her love of fine arts through the use of a multitude of materials. Her original paintings, photographs, sculptures, papermaking, and found objects are incorporated together to design one-of-a-kind art pieces. "It is a constant evolution and exploration of materials and myself."

For more information, go to www.theartofjayne.com.

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

 

Raffle Winners

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Members of the Summer Reading Club can fill out and submit mini-review cards. Each week, a staff member will pull 10 cards from a box containing review cards from children entering Grades K-2 and 10 cards from a box containing review cards from children entering Grades 3-5. For the first week, the winners all got slime in flasks.

The fourth and final raffle will be pulled on Friday, August 1. Congratulations to all the winners!

 

Summer 2014: Fizz, Boom, Read!

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This year’s Summer Reading Club theme is “Fizz, Boom, Read!” The Little Scientists Read-to-Me Club is for children ages 2½-5 years old (not entering Kindergarten in Fall 2014) while the Lab Rats Reading Club is for children entering Grades K-5 in September 2014. Special-needs children are welcome with an adult. As part of the Summer Reading Club, children can choose from a variety of activities that they can do either at home or at the Library in order to win prizes.

"Find us on Facebook" link to the Fan Page of the Garden City Public Library Children's Room

Registration for the Summer Reading Club began June 23 in the Children’s Room and is ongoing. Non-residents can register beginning Monday, July 7 at 9:30 AM. Follow the link for the Top 20 Reasons Why You Should Sign up Your Child for the Summer Reading Club.

Check Eventkeeper or our Facebook page for more information about the Summer Reading Club and additional summer programming, or look for our flyers in the Children’s Room.

 

Guessing Game Winners

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Congratulations to our third-week guessing-game winners.

For the third week, there were 69 bouncy atom balls in the guessing game jar, and a fourth grader and a fifth grader each guessed 70, making their guesses the closest that week.

For the second week, there were 163 pieces of candy in the guessing-game jar and a fourth grader and a fifth grader both guessed 160, making their guesses the closest for that week.

For the first week, there were 139 “Fizz, Boom, Read!” pencils in the guessing-game jar, and a second grader and a fifth grader each guessed 144, making their guesses the closest that week.

Each week there is a new guessing game. Residents up through Grade 5 are encouraged to guess the number of items in the jar. The child with the closest guess wins!

Congratulations again to the winners, and thanks to all who participated in the game!

 

Burnt & Painted Leather Wristlet

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animated graphic of smoking craft toolDoris Benter of Library Arts will be at the Library on Monday, August 4 from 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM to make burnt and painted wristlets. She will supervise teens in the safe use of a wood-burning tool. There will be one-on-one assistance. Young Adults will learn to draw lines and shapes into a leather wristlet beforehand, decorating the design using acrylic paint or permanent markers.

Registration begins July 14 on Eventkeeper. This program is limited to 22 Young Adults.

Funding for this program is provided by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.

 


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