Celebrate Memorial Day
Come check out a book about Memorial Day to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend! The Children’s Room has both fiction and nonfiction books about the holiday. To learn more about war memorials, such as the World War I, World War II, the USS Arizona, and Vietnam War memorials, check out the series War Memorials, by various authors, and Symbols of Freedom, by various authors.
We also have books of patriotic poems and songs, such as America, the Beautiful, by Katharine Lee Bates, The Glorious American Songbook, by Cooper Edens; Yankee Doodle, by Richard Schackburg, and This Land is Your Land, by Woody Guthrie. If you’re looking for music to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend, you can also borrow the children’s CDs Patriotic Songs and Marches, This Land is Your Land: Favorite American Folk Songs, and Songs About America.
The 97th Indianapolis 500 is being held May 26 this year, so celebrate by checking out the Children’s Room’s book display about racecar driving. We have books on the Indy 500 race, such as Indy Cars, by Kate Riggs, as well as books on NASCAR, such as The History of NASCAR, by Jim Francis and Famous NASCAR Tracks, by Jim Gigliotti. Also on display is the book series, The World of NASCAR, which goes into depth on the history of NASCAR, stock cars, racing, and famous racecar drivers, such as Tony Stewart, Dale Earnhardt, and Jeff Gordon, among others.
Memorial Day Weekend
The Garden City Public Library hours are as follows:
||May 25, 2013
||9:30 AM – 5:00 pm
||May 26, 2013
||May 27, 2013
Summer Entertaining Workshop
Nothing is as enchanting as a warm summer afternoon with the sun fading and a cool breeze. This is the time for a relaxed meal on your deck or by the pool or beach. Join Chef Barbara Sheridan on Tuesday, May 28 at 1:30 PM to learn how to get ready for the summer and prepare a menu of Garden Fresh Chilled Summer Soup, a Medley of Salads, Apple Broccoli Chicken Bowtie Pasta and a platter of Margarita Chicken Salad, and finish off with a special dessert. Registration begins in person on Sunday, May 19 at 1:00 PM and is limited to adult Garden City Public Library cardholders.