2017-02-17 / Community

News from the Children’s Room

February is Black History Month

February is Black History Month. Come in and read about Rosa Parks, Louis Armstrong, Barack Obama, Martin Luther King Jr., George Washington Carver, Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou and others. Read about the history of the Civil Rights Movement in America and the struggle for equality for all. Check out the life stories of trailblazers and others who have played important roles.

President’s Week

The week of February 15th is more than just a vacation off from school. Celebrate George Washington’s birthday on February 22 and pay tribute to all the presidents of the United States of America. Read about George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Grover Cleveland, Teddy & Franklin D. Roosevelt, Bill Clinton, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter and all the Presidents. The Children’s Room has biographies, history and stories about the life and times of these men who have led our country.

Children’s Programs

Thursdays, March 2, April 6 & May 11 Drop-In LEGO Club

Come with your old friends and make new friends at our new LEGO Club. This monthly club meets on Thursday afternoons from 4 - 5 PM and is for children in Grades Kindergarten through Fifth Grade. No registration required. Space is limited. 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.

Wednesday, March 15 Celebrate Pete the Cat with Miss Donna and A Time For Kids

For children ages 2 ½-5 (not in Kindergarten) and an adult caregiver. This program runs from 7 - 8 PM Registration is required. Registration begins Monday, March 6 at 9:30 AM on Eventkeeper. You must do a separate registration for each child you wish to attend the program

Saturday March 18 Outer Space craft with Shirley Ruby from 1-2PM

For Grades K-2 only. Registration is required. Registration begins Monday, Monday, March 6 at 9:30 AM on Eventkeeper. You must do a separate registration for each child you wish to attend the program.

Monday March 27 Intergenerational Game Night

Joint program with the Young Adult Department. This program, which runs from 6 - 8 PM, is for children, tweens and teens in Grades 3-8, with a parent or other special adult. Challenge your family to a round of Super Smash Brothers and Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U or compete against others in tabletop games. Parents can introduce their children to some retro games by playing Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition. Snacks will be served. Registration is required. Registration begins Monday, March 6 at 9:30 AM on Eventkeeper (www.gardencitypl.org) . Only one person per household registers. Please arrive promptly. If you are late, your spot may be given to someone on the waitlist.

Saturday April 1 Spring Science with Science Teacher Chris Buchman

For children in Grades K-2. From 1 - 2 PM. Registration is required. Registration begins Monday, March 20 at 9:30 AM on Eventkeeper. You must do a separate registration for each child you wish to attend the program.

Tuesday, April 18 Spring Egg Hunt in the Library

This program is for children ages 2 ½-5 (not in Kindergarten) and a caregiver at 10:00AM. Registration is required. Registration begins Monday, April 3 at 9:30 AM on Eventkeeper. You must do a separate registration for each child you wish to attend the program. Please arrive promptly. If you are late, your spot may be given to someone on the waitlist. Children should bring their own baskets to collect eggs.

Thursday, April 20 Tween Book Discussion and Author Chat with Author Jen Calonita

For Grades 4, 5, and Tweens in Grades 6 and 7). This is a joint program with the Young Adult Department. Read the book Flunked, by author Jen Calonita, then come to discuss the book with the author herself! The program runs from 6 - 7:30PM. Registration is required. Registration begins Monday, March 20 at 9:30AM online on Eventkeeper. You must do a separate registration for each child you wish to attend the program. Please arrive promptly. If you are late, your spot may be given to someone on the waitlist. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Bring your own copy and have it signed. You will also be able to pick up a copy to check out in either the Children’s or Young Adult Departments after you have registered.

Saturday, April 29 Star Wars Day

This is a joint program with the Young Adult Department. PLEASE NOTE: There are three events, each requiring separate registration. Two programs are for Grades 3-5 and tweens in grades 6-8, one program is a family program. Registration begins Monday, April 3 at 9:30AM online on Eventkeeper (www.gardencitypl.org ). You must do a separate registration for each child you wish to attend the program. Please arrive promptly. If you are late, your spot may be given to someone on the waitlist.

11 - 12:00PM Star Wars Cupcakes with the Baking Coach. Grades 3-5 only.

12:30-1:30PM Star Wars Science with Science Teacher Chris Buchman. Grades 3-5 only.

2:30-3:30PM Family Show

Lightsaber Show and Jedi Training with the Saber Guild: Endor Temple

A family show followed by Jedi training featuring Lucasfilm-Preferred Costume and Lightsaber Choreography Group, Saber Guild: Endor Temple. Tickets required. Register for tickets beginning Monday, April 3 at 9:30AM online on Eventkeeper.

Before and after the Family show there will be an opportunity to meet and greet members of the Saber Guild: Endor Temple. There is no registration for this. There will be a Star Wars scavenger hunt, word games and other activities.

Saturday May 20 The Human Library

The Children’s, Young Adult, and Reference Departments present this extraordinary event, which runs from 1:00PM-4:00PM. Check out a Human “Book” for 20 minutes and hear about a historical event he or she lived through, a fascinating life experience or, an unusual or exciting career and more. Registration is required and begins April 24 at 9:30AM online on Eventkeeper (www.gardencitypl.org ).

Please check the Library website www.gardencitypl.org for upcoming events and registration dates. Funding for these programs has been provided by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library. Priority for registration and participation is given to children who are Garden City Public Library cardholders.

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