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What's New at the Garden City Public Library

Visions of Scenic Long Island

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'Going Back in Time' - Old Bethpage Village Restoration, by photographer Robert T. BloomVisions of Scenic Long Island” will be exhibited by photographer Robert T. Bloom from February 2-27, 2015 in the Library’s Gallery. In addition to being a published author and composer (Theme Song, 1984 International Games for the Disabled), Robert T. Bloom is a published photographic artist concentrating on scenic Long Island landscapes and seascapes. 'Garden Perfection' - Old Westbury Gardens, by photographer Robert T. Bloom

“Photographic art” is a hybrid art form that combines photography and computer-facilitated painting. By applying a creative editing process, his digital photo images are transformed into artistic works that resemble paintings. Using this compelling technique, Mr. Bloom has attempted to capture the charm and elegance of Long Island’s scenery in a comprehensive body of work.

His artwork has been accepted for 85 solo artist exhibitions at universities, libraries, book stores, regional shopping centers, bank branches, restaurants, government offices, adult homes, and community centers throughout Long Island. In addition, he has served as a judge in juried art competitions and maintains art galleries on two websites.


A Child’s Journey Through Ellis Island

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The Daughters of the American Revolution, Garden City Chapter, Colonel Aaron Ogden will present a showcase exhibit, “A Child’s Journey Through Ellis Island” from February 2–27, 2015 at the Library. Learn how the children viewed their journey to a new land. Were they hopeful or fearful? Who and what did they leave behind, and how did they feel about that? What could they bring with them? What was the entry procedure at Ellis Island? How did it affect the children? The display will include books on the immigration experience, photos of the period, plus related items.

This exhibit has been funded by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.


Drop-In LEGO Club

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The "Drop-In LEGO Club" will meet on the following Wednesday afternoons from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM: February 4, March 4, April 1, and May 6.This monthly club is for children in Grades Kindergarten through Fifth Grade.

Children show what they built with LEGO bricks during the first meeting of the 'Drop-In LEGO Club.'No registration is required, but space is limited. When arriving at the Library, come to the Children’s Room and get a number. Numbers will be distributed starting at 3:00 PM the day of the program. 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.

The "Drop-In LEGO Club" was made possible through the generosity of the Friends of the Garden City Public Library as well as through LEGO donations from library patrons. The Children’s Department would like to thank all those who generously donated LEGO bricks to the new "Drop-In LEGO Club." The Children’s Department greatly appreciates this donation, which will be used monthly during the LEGO club’s meetings and will help foster and encourage creativity in the children of Garden City who attend. If you have old LEGO bricks, minifigures, or other LEGO parts you would like to donate to the Library for the club, please contact the Children’s Department, either by or by phone at 516-742-8405 x216. LEGO donations can also be brought to the Children’s Room at the Library.


Friends Monday Movie Matinée

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The winter schedule is as follows:

Feb.: Once Again - a Potpourri
2 13 Conversations 2001 104 min.
9 Mystic River 2003 137 min.
23 The Spanish Prisoner 1998 110min.
Mar.: John Le Carré
2 The Spy Who Came in From the Cold 1965 112 min.
9 The Tailor of Panama 2001 109 min.
16 The Russia House 1990 122 min.
30 Tinker, Tailor, Solder, Spy 2011 127 min.
Apr.: Crimes & What Is Going on Here?
6 The Pink Panther 1963 113 min.
13 Take the Money & Run 1969 85 min.
20 The Hot Rock 1972 105 min.
27 The Usual Suspects 1995 106 min.

Movies begin at 1:30 PM and are sponsored by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.


Cozy up With a Good Book

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animated graphic of woman reading in rocking chair with footstoolThe Garden City Public Library's ninth annual adult winter reading club is underway. This year, the adult winter reading club is being held from Sunday, November 23 to Sunday, April 12.

There are no meetings. You choose the books you want to read or listen to. You will fill out a review card for each book. You will then be entered into a final drawing at the “Cozy Up with a Good Bookbrunch (by invitation only) to be held in the spring. The more review cards you fill out, the more chances you have to win!

Registration must be done in person, and you must be an adult Garden City Public Library cardholder to join. So come in and register at the Reference Desk. And remember: cozy up with a good book this winter!

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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
  (Sept. 21, 2014 - Jun. 7, 2015)

The Garden City Public Library will be closed on the following Sundays in 2015:
Feb. 15, Apr. 5, May 10 & May 24.