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What's New at the Garden City Public Library

Elevator on Path to Being Fixed

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The Village of Garden City and the Garden City Public Library have been working together to repair the problems with the Library’s elevator and will hopefully have it up and running in approximately three to four weeks.

It has been a difficult time for seniors and the physically challenged, and a tremendous inconvenience for the public in general without an elevator running in the Library. However, the Village and Library both agreed that in its present condition the elevator was not safe for people to use.

To address the needs of the physically challenged, there are computers located on the main level in the Young Adult area with access to the Internet, word processing, and the Library’s catalog. Library staff can obtain audio-visual materials for you from the lower level. For Library programs, please check our website or call us for the program’s location as many of them are held on the lower level.

The Village and Library thank the residents of Garden City for their understanding and patience during the past month and a half. If the public has any questions, please call Library Director Lisa Paulo at 516-742-8405, ext. 210.


Meeting of Chapter Chat

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Join us on Wednesday, October 22, from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM for our first meeting of our second-grade book discussion, "Chapter Chat." We will discuss Doug Cushman's Dirk Bones and the Mystery of the Missing Books. There will be games, a craft, and other book-related fun. A beverage and snack will be provided.

Please note that this meeting, originally planned for Thursday, October 16, was rescheduled.

Registration began Monday, September 8. Parents can sign up current second graders in the Children’s Room. Sign up is for both meetings and each meeting is an hour.

The second meeting will be held Thursday, November 13 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM, where we will discuss Abby Klein’s Don't Sit on My Lunch from the Ready Freddy series. Space is limited, so check with a Children’s Librarian for availability.


History of Whaling on LI

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animated graphic of baleen whale swimmingThe Friends of the Garden City Public Library will sponsor a visual lecture, “A History of Whaling on Long Island,” on Thursday, October 23 at 1:30 PM. An educator from The Whaling Museum of Cold Spring Harbor will give this enlightening presentation in the Large Meeting Room. Learn about Long Island’s intriguing whaling past and maritime heritage. Examine select artifacts from the Museum’s collection up close, including scrimshaw and other whale products from the 1800s.

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 showtime. No saved seats. Parking is limited. Please, no busses. No tickets are required.


Beat the High Cost of College

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Barry Fox, BA, MA of College Finance Consulting College Access, Inc. and member of the NYS Financial Aid Administrators Association, will once again make a presentation on how to get your share of the billions of dollars of available grants and loans on Wednesday, October 22 from 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM. Mr. Fox will guide the audience through the step-by-step process of filling out the FAFSA form, explain how financial-aid offices determine awards, give an explanation of the NYS TAP program, and fully discuss the special situation of divorced or separated parents.

Registration began Monday, October 1 on Eventkeeper. This program is limited to 90.

This program is funded by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.


Coffee & Tea by the Book

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animated graphic of book, pen, and glasses iwht chocolate-chip cookies and steaming mugIn-person registration began on October 9 for "Coffee & Tea by the Book," to be held on Tuesday, October 28 at 10:00 AM. Librarians Laura Flanagan and Ann Garnett will moderate a discussion of All The Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr. Registration is limited to Garden City Public Library cardholders. You can pick up a book when you register at the Reference Desk.

book jacket of "All the Light We Cannot See"From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning author Anthony Doerr, All The Light We Cannot See is the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, he illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. Ten years in the writing, All the Light We Cannot See is a magnificent, deeply moving novel from a writer “whose sentences never fail to thrill” (Los Angeles Times). Come join "Coffee & Tea by the Book" to discuss Doerr’s latest bestseller.

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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