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What's New at the Garden City Public Library

Children's Fall Registration News

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Registration for Children’s storytimes and book discussions will begin Monday, September 8 at 9:30 AM. 

Registration for storytimes will be done online on Eventkeeper.  Patrons can register online at home, from the office, or in the Library.  Each child needs his or her own Library card to register for storytime

Registration for book discussions must be done in the Children’s Room. 

Non-residents can begin registering for storytimes and book discussions beginning Monday, September 22.

"Lapsit" and "Mother Goose" storytimes begin the week of Monday, September 22. Thursday storytimes begin October 2. All other storytimes will begin the week of Monday, October 6. 

For more information on storytimes, book discussions, and other fall programs, ask a Children’s Librarian, look for our flyers in the Children’s Room, or ask a Children's librarian.

 

Friends Monday Movie Matinée

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The fall schedule is as follows:

Sept.: Of Recent Note
1 No Movie
8 Oceans 11 2001 116 min.
15 Promised Land 2012 106 min.
22 The Tourist 2010 103 min.
29 Please Give 2010 90 min.
Oct.: Harrison Ford
6 Presumed Innocent 1990 127 min.
13 No Movie
20 Sabrina 1995 127 min.
27 Regarding Henry 1991 107 min.
Nov.: In the Conversation of . . .
3 Citizen Kane 1941 119 min.
10 No Movie 1954 112 min.
17 Maltese Falcon 1941 100 min.
24 Casablanca 1942 102 min.
Dec.: Get out the Tommy Guns!
Where Is Jimmy Cagney?
1 Road to Perdition 2002 117 min.
8 Untouchables 1987 119 min.
15 White Heat 1949 112 min.
22 Angels With Dirty Faces 1938 97 min.
29 No Movie

Movies are sponsored by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.

 

Musée d’Orsay

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Art-history scholar Louise Cella Caruso will present a free visual-art lecture, “Musée d’Orsay, Paris” on Thursday, September 11 at 1:30 PM in the Large Meeting Room. (This program was re-scheduled from May.) Discover the unique transition from train station to art museum and its collection during this illustrated talk.

Photo of Musée d'OrsayThe 1898 Beaux-Arts railway station Gare d'Orsay was silenced in 1939 due to short platforms unsuitable for longer trains. Originally constructed for the Universal Exposition of 1900, it now houses the largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces in the world, by painters including Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, Sisley, Gauguin, and Van Gogh.

Louise Cella Caruso has made numerous presentations throughout the tri-state area. Her background combines bio-nutrition, certification in art-and-antique appraising, and a degree in communication. She has continued research at museums in the United States and Europe, such as The Metropolitan and Philadelphia Museums of Art, The Prado, Louvre, Uffizi, and more.

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 meeting-room door. Non-residents will be accommodated on a space-available basis 10 minutes before showtime. No saved seats. Parking is limited. No tickets are required.

 

Drop-in LEGO Club

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Come with your old friends and make new friends at our new LEGO Club! This monthly club is for children Grades Kindergarten through Fifth Grade and meets on the following three Wednesday afternoons from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM: September 10, October 8, and November 12.

No registration is required, but space is limited. Children will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. The Library will provide LEGO bricks for children to build with during the program.

Funding for these programs has been provided by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.

 

Steel Impressions

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photo of steelpan players

Enjoy a concert by “Steel Impressions” on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 1:30 PM in the Large Meeting Room. Professional Long Island musicians will create a tropical music ambiance with pulsating calypso, reggae, and contemporary songs on unique instruments called steelpans. Imagine you’re in the Caribbean with toe-tapping, hand-clapping, head-bobbing, and hip-swaying music! Enjoy tunes like “Yellow Bird,” “Hot, Hot, Hot,” and “Brazil.”

This concert is designed to demonstrate versatility of the steelpan that was created in the Caribbean shortly after World War II. The steelpan is often mistaken for a percussive instrument, because of it's design, when in fact it is a melodic instrument. Questions and answers will follow the concert for anyone interested in learning more about steelpan instruments.

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. No tickets are required.

 


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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: Closed
   

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