News from the Garden City Public Library

movie poster of actor and actress in front of white house with the word Dave above them

The 1993 movie “Dave” will be screened at the Garden City Public Library on Monday, February 27th

President’s Day

President’s Day is Monday, February 20, 2023.  The Reference area has a new display featuring Presidential Biographies. Come check out the books about our Presidents and learn how and why they became President.

Winter Programs

News about Winter programs are listed below. Check out our website ( in the coming weeks for more information about upcoming  programs.   



Monday Movies presented by the Friends of the Garden City Library  

Mondays at 1:30 PM

2/20/2023  Library Closed

2/27/23 Dave (1993) 110 Mins.

Mom’s Yoga Night Out with Kimberly Mercadante: New Dates Added!

You don’t have to be a Mom to join us for these one-hour beginner’s yoga classes! This program has become so popular that we have added an additional five more sessions! This class will focus on beginning Yoga. Please bring your own yoga mat to each class.

Due to the popularity of this program, we have added 5 additional sessions. Classes are held from 7-8PM. Registration began on Tuesday, February 7th:

  • Wednesday, March 1              
  • Wednesday, March 8        
  • Wednesday, March 15                
  • Wednesday, March 22

*Each class requires a separate registration on Eventkeeper (

These programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.

The Art of Venice

Wednesday, February 22, 1-3 PM

Mary Maguire Takes us to Venice just in time for Mardi Gras! Venice, La Serenissima, the most serene! Owing to its geographical location, wealth, power and magical scenery, it has been the crossroads for travelers and cultures for centuries. It’s the most unique of cities and we will bask in its opulence.  We will check out St. Mark’s Square, pop into the Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. We will check out the art scene at the Academia and at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum. We will join Mardi Gras celebrations, and learn just what is going on behind all of these masks.

No registration is required – first come, first served.

Contact Adult Services (516)742-8405 ext. 5236

Five Basic Principles For Getting (and Staying!) Organized

Wednesday, February 22, 7 – 8 PM     

As professional organizers and co-authors of the self-help book Beyond Tidy, Marie Limpert & Annmarie Brogan of Organize Me! of NY, LLC will teach their Five Basic Organizing Principles, answer questions and provide solutions to common challenges that get people stuck. Join us for this one-hour presentation followed by a short Q&A session.

Registration began online on Eventkeeper  ( Monday, January 30, 2023.

Contact Adult Services (516)742-8405 ext. 5236

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.


March 2023 Programming Preview

Defensive Driving Course with Empire Safety Council

Saturday, March 4, 10AM-4PM

 Defensive Driving Course with the Empire Safety Council. Receive 10% reduction on automobile/liability insurance and qualify for a license point reduction. Registration in person at the Garden City Public Library is open and on-going. Space is limited, so check with the Reference Department for availability. The first two weeks of registration are limited to Garden City Public Library cardholders only. Those without a Garden City Public Library card can begin registering on Tuesday, February 21, 2023. Register separately for each person. Proper ID is required when registering an absentee party. You must bring a $30 check made payable to Empire Safety Council and current Library card with you to register. Bring your valid New York State driver’s license and a pen to class.

Chef Rob and Traditional Irish Soda Bread

*Thursday, March 9, 1PM-3PM

Irish Soda bread with  Chef Rob Scott. Everyone will make their own loaf of Irish Soda Bread, ready to take home and bake. Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day!

Register online with  Eventkeeper ( beginning Monday, February 20, 2023


Weather with Craig Allen

*Sunday, March 12, 2 – 3 PM

Join Craig Allen, CBS-FM weather forecaster, on-screen personality from WPIX, WCBS, News 12 and other stations will come to the Garden City Public library to share his insight on weather – forecasting – trends – and how he became a weatherman!

Register online with  Eventkeeper ( beginning Monday, February 27, 2023

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.


History Lecture with James Coll

*Tuesday, March 14, 1 – 3 PM

To celebrate and appreciate Women’s History Month, join James Coll for a History lecture entitled: “Madame Justice: The Women of the US Supreme Court.. In this lecture, we will discuss the lives of the Madame Justices and their impact on our understanding of the Constitution, the law and our nation.

Register online with  Eventkeeper ( beginning Monday, February 27, 2023

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Garden City Public Library.

Please visit the Library for more information on  additional upcoming events and programs. You can also visit our website (, follow us on Facebook (, or call us (516-742-8405 – ext. 5236) to learn more. There’s more great programs to come, so stay tuned!

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