2012-11-29 / Community


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2013 New York State Teen Video Challenge

Create a video to promote Summer Reading and you could win $275 and the Library, $125! Ask Marge Kelly, Young Adult Librarian, about the Summer Reading 2013 Teen Video Challenge: Beneath the Surface. The contest is open to New York State residents aged 13-18. Videos of 30 to 90 seconds will be accepted. Winning videos will get national exposure and be posted to the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) website. Videos should include your interpretation of the 2013 CSLP teen slogan “Beneath the Surface” and promote public libraries and the fun of summer reading. Pick up an entry form and submission guidelines at the Tweens N’ Teens Room of the Garden City Public Library. Entry deadline is February 1, 2013.

Live Online Tutoring for Students from Tutor.com

The Garden City Public Library offers students of all ages live, one-to-one help from professional tutors online through Live Homework Help and Tutor.com. Any student with a valid Garden City library card can access this online electronic resource by clicking on either the Homework or the Tutoring database link on the Library’s website at www.gardencity.com. Students in grades K-12 can get help with homework, test preparation, skills and concepts they are learning in class as well as standardized test preparation and college entrance exams, like the SAT and ACT. Subjects include math, science, English, writing and social studies. Live Homework Help is available from professional tutors from 2PM to 10PM daily. The Skills Center Resource Library and Test Prep Resources are available 24/7.

Funding for all programs is provided by The Friends of The Garden City Public Library. Registration is online on Eventkeeper at www.gardencitypl.org . Every ‘tween and teen must have their own Library card to register for programs. Priority is given to GCPL cardholders. Non-residents will be accommodated on a space available basis. Registrants must be present at the time the program is scheduled to begin or their place may be given to those on the waiting list.

Friends Library Book Discussion Cancelled

The Friends of The Garden City Public Library book discussion of American Boy to be held on Wednesday, December 5th at 10 AM has been cancelled. This book discussion, which was being moderated by Gloria Weinrich, will not be rescheduled at this time.

Library Friends Sponsor Ballet Selections From “The Nutcracker Suite”

Garden City adults are invited to enjoy a free performance of ballet selections from “The Nutcracker Suite” with costumed dancers from Lumiere Ballet at 2:00pm on Thursday, December 13th, at Garden City Public Library located at 60 Seventh St., Garden City. Friends of the Garden City Public Library are sponsoring this program. For directions phone: (516) 742-8405. Seating & parking is limited and on a first-come basis. Please, NO busses; NO SAVED SEATS! Tickets not required.

Lumiere Ballet’s talented dance troupe will grace our stage to the music of Russian composer Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky with choreography by Svetlana Caton-Noble after Petipa/Ivanov. Be transported to the land of enchantment with captivating staging of dances performed in the traditional grand manner including: Clara and the Nutcracker, Clara in the Land of the Sweets, Spanish Dance, Chinese Dance, Russian Dance, Arabian Dance, Waltz of the Flowers, and Sugar Plum Fairy. Svetlana Caton- Noble, Artistic Director of Lumiere Ballet studied with teachers who exemplify the purest form of Russian Classicism. In Europe, Lydia Pavlova gave the foundation that brought her to prestigious scholarship offers from the Ballet School of the Paris Opera. She danced, taught and choreographed in NYC and in 1995 founded the Lumiere Ballet Company in Bay Shore. Featuring qualified students and professional dancers, the Performing Company offers an extensive repertoire of classical, romantic and contemporary works. Visit lumiere Ballet at www.lumiereballet.com

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