News From the Garden City Public Library

Martin Luther King, Jr’s Birthday

The library will be open on Monday, January 16 from 9:30 AM-9:00 PM. Stop by and check out the display honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This display is located in the Reference Department.  

 Winter Programs

News about January 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 

  • 1/16/23 De-lovely (2004) 125 Mins.
  • 1/23/23 Footloose (1984) 107 Mins.
  • 1/30/23 Going in Style (2017) 96 Mins.

Mom’s Yoga Night Out with Kimberly Mercadante

7-8 PM Wednesdays – January 18, January 25 & February 1

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

You don’t have to be a Mom to join us for these one-hour beginner’s yoga classes! It’s been a long couple of weeks with the holidays, cooking and baking, the kids home from school and seeing family and friends, so you might enjoy taking some nights out for yourself! This class will focus on beginning Yoga.  Please bring your own yoga mat to each class.

Each class requires a separate registration on Eventkeeper (  Registration dates for each class is listed below. (Registration began online on Wednesday, December 21st):

  • Wednesday, January 18
  • Wednesday, January 25
  • Wednesday, February 1

New Beginnings: Singles Discussion/Support Group with Marla Matthews

3-4PM Sunday, January 15

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

Find new friends and hope for a new beginning during the program. This program will be facilitated by Marla Matthews, a social worker, life coach, and TV talk-show host. This will be a supportive, compassionate discussion for those that are widowed and divorced.

This program is for patrons ages 45 and older.  No registration is required, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Defensive Driving Course with Empire Safety Council

10AM-4PM Saturday, January 21

 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 began on Tuesday, January 3rd. 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 Monday, January 16, 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.

Adult Valentine’s Craft with Shirley Ruby

1:30-3:00 PM Wednesday, February 8

Time to think about Spring and this is the perfect project to welcome the new Season! Join Shirley Ruby and learn how to paint a double birdhouse motif on a wood plank.  You’ll learn tips and techniques to help you paint a colorin and fun sign you will enjoy displaying year round!

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

Registration begins online on  Monday, January 16 online at

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


Smarter Social Security: Strategies to Optimize Spousal & Survivor Benefits

with Daniel Mazola, CFA, CPA. 

7 – 8 PM Wednesday, February 8

This program will provide a broad overview of the Social Security retirement program while examining in detail spousal benefits and ways to optimize them.

Registration begins online on  Monday, January 23, 2023 at Eventkeeper (

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

Hempstead Receiver of Taxes – Jeanine C. Driscoll

7 – 8 PM Monday, February 13

Town of Hempstead Receiver of Taxes, Jeanine C. Driscoll will be walking taxpayers through the process of grieving their home’s assessment on their own, as well as answer any questions they have regarding property taxes.  

Registration begins online on Eventkeeper (  starting Monday, January 30, 2023 at 10:00 AM

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

Learn how to Avoid Scams

1 – 2 PM Wednesday, February 15

An hour-long program from the Family & Children’s Association specifically for adults who are at risk and vulnerable.  Learn how to avoid scams.   Come join us for this valuable presentation and learn how to NOT be a victim.

Registration begins online on Eventkeeper  ( starting Monday, January 30, 2023 at 10:00 AM.

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

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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