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What's New at the Garden City Public Library

Steel Impressions

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photo of steelpan playersEnjoy 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.


Introduction to PowerPoint

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Learn to create exciting computerized presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint, a program that can be used as an aid in giving speeches and presentations. Work with computer animation and video as you learn the basics of creating a slideshow, including creating, saving, editing, formatting, adding multimedia objects and animation effects, and much more.

This program will take place in the Large Meeting Room on Saturday, September 20, at 10:00 AM. Registration must be done in person, begins Tuesday, September 2, and is limited to Garden City Public Library cardholders.


Sunday Opening Calendar

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Listed below is the approved Sunday opening calendar for September 2014 through June 2015; the Library will be open 31 Sundays.

September 2014: 21, 28
October 2014: 5, 19, 26
November 2014: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
December 2014: 7, 14, 21
January 2015: 4, 11, 25
February 2015: 1, 8, 22
March 2015: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
April 2015: 12, 19, 26
May 2015: 3, 17, 31
June 2015: 7

The Library will be open Sundays from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.


Banned Book Week

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Celebrate the freedom to read during Banned Book Week from September 21-27! Check out our book display of frequently challenged books, including classics such as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain; The Call of the Wild, by Jack London; Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Patterson; and James and the Giant Peach, by Roald Dahl. Newer, popular children’s books that have been challenged include the Harry Potter series, by J. K. Rowling; the Goosebumps series, by R. L. Stine; and Captain Underpants, by Dav Pilkey. Stop by the Library and support the freedom to read.


Friends Monday Movie Matinée

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The fall schedule is as follows:

Sept.: Of Recent Note
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.

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