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What's New at the Garden City Public Library

New Catalog Interface

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The classic ALIScat catalog will soon be supplanted by the new Encore interface.  We have updated the Main Menu link on the left sidebar to point to the Encore version.  Although the two currently coexist and library patrons can use either one, we recommend easing into the new look while there is still a fallback position.  Use the Encore catalog to search for books and other materials in the collection of the Garden City Public Library and other members of the Nassau Library System.

 

Friends Monday Movie Matinée

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The schedule for spring and summer is as follows:

Apr.: Crimes & What Is Going on Here?
27 The Usual Suspects 1995 106 min.
May: A Little “Slice of Life”
4 Birdcage 1996 117 min
11 The Out of Towners 1970 101 min
18 NO MOVIE
25 NO MOVIE
June: Little Bit of the Song and Dance
1 West Side Story 1961 152 min.
8 An American in Paris 1951 101 min.
15 The Sound of Music 1965 174 min.
22 Carousel 1956 128 min.
29 Oklahoma 1955 145 min.
July: Thriller Theatre
6 Law Abiding Citizen 2009 109 min.
13 Pacific Heights 1990 102 min.
20 Long Good Friday 1980 114 min.
27 Cassandra’s Dream 2007 108 min.
Aug.: A Laugh Riot
3 Silver Linings Playbook 2012 122 min.
10 Little Miss Sunshine 2006 101 min.
17 Broadway Danny Rose 1984 84 min.
24 Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 99 min.
31 Identity Thief 2013 111 min.

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

 

Man of La Mancha

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photo of Chris Dufrenoy as Don QuixoteThe Friends of the Garden City Public Library will sponsor a free, one-hour concert version of “Man of La Mancha," starring the cast of Plaza Theatrical Productions, at 7:30 PM on Wednesday evening, April 29, in the Large Meeting Room. Join Don Quixote as he tilts at windmills ad fights to right all wrongs in this award-winning “Impossible Dream” musical! This classic show, one of the great theatre successes of our time, has been enjoyed by audiences world-wide. Don Quixote will be performed by Chris Dufrenoy.

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. Limited parking. Please, no busses.

 

Babysitting Workshop

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animated graphic of dripping baby bottleRegistration is underway on Eventkeeper for the ever-popular "Babysitting Workshop." The "First Aid Session" will be held on Wednesday, April 22 from 3:45 PM to 5:45 PM. The "Safety Session" will be held on Wednesday, April 29 from 3:45 PM to 5:15 PM. When you register for the first session, you are automatically enrolled in the second session. Confirmation will only show one date. Certificates of completion will be awarded to those attending both sessions.

Participants will learn the responsibilities of babysitting in this two-part workshop. The "Safety Session," conducted by Steve Espey of Garden City Recreation and Detective Richard Pedone, focuses on safety issues at the parks, the pool, and in the home. The "First Aid Session," conducted by JoAnnTanck, RN and Georgette Basso, RN, focuses on the care and health of young children. Participants are asked to bring a doll so they may practice the proper ways to hold a baby while feeding or diapering. Nutrition, illnesses, and accidents will be among the topics addressed.

The "Babysitting Workshop" is limited to 30 young adults. This program has been funded by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.

 

Fine-Art Photography

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Photo by Gene Brown: 'Clothes Makes The …'Fine art photography by Gene Brown will be exhibited from April 1-30, 2015 in the Library’s Gallery. Diverse photographic styles from abstract-reflective images to nature will be on view.

Gene Brown is a retired freelance writer who has loved photography since the 1970s but never found enough time to perfect his skills and extend his vision until retirement. Last fall he started an image-a-day email mailing list (103 members currently) to give himself the incentive to shoot new photos. It's a labor of love bordering on obsession; he is happiest when working on his images and was even out looking for images during this recent, brutal winter.

'Snow Quiets All' - photo by Gene BrownHis interests run the gamut from nature to the abstract, although he finds himself increasingly drawn to the mystery and imaginative possibilities of what we often overlook in our visual environment: the melding of reality and reflections from store windows, mannequins, and the like. More and more he looks for subjects that encourage one to imagine their stories.

Mr. Brown attended Queens College and Columbia University while studying for a Masters in American History. He authored a number of books, including Movie Time: A Chronology of Hollywood From It's Beginnings to the Present; Show Time: A Chronology of the Theatre From It's Beginnings to the Present; and biographies for young adults of Anne Frank, Duke Ellington, and Bette Davis. He also edited The New York Times Encyclopedia of Film and was senior writer on The American Film Institute Desk Reference . He is currently a member of the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Collective.

Exhibits are free and open to the public during regular library hours. Installation and removal dates are subject to change. Exhibit funding is provided by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.

 
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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:
May 10 & May 24.

New hours begin June 1.


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