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For Young Adults At The Library: August 29, 2013

Fall Programs For The College Bound

This fall look for special YA programs for college bound students, including programs on study skills, practice SAT/ACT exams, and college planning. More information is available on the library’s website and in the ‘Tweens and Teens Room. Registration for all YA programs may be done in person at the Young Adult desk, by phone to the Young Adult Librarian 516-742-8405, by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or online at Eventkeeper. Go to the website www.gardencitypl.org and click on the Calendar of Events to register online.

Students in grades 10 -12 are invited to take a practice SAT/ACT at the library on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Kaplan Educational Testing will administer a practice exam which combines the types of questions that appear on both the SAT and the ACT. The exam will begin at 10 a.m. At noon there will be a break for a lunch or a snack which must be brought to the test. No one will be permitted to the leave the lower level of the library. Testing will resume at 12:30 p.m. and end at 2:30 p.m. Registration begins on Saturday, Sept. 7 for the practice SAT/ACT combo test. This program is limited to 25 YAs.

Kaplan will return on Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 7 -8:30 p.m. to review the actual tests and analyze the test scores. There will be an analysis of the student’s strengths and weaknesses. Guidance will be given to decide which exam to take for college admissions as well as which test is better suited for the individual student. Registration for the results presentation is automatic when registering for the test. Parents/guardians are welcome and encouraged to come to this presentation.

Funding for all young adult programs is provided by The Friends of The Garden City Public Library (GCPL). 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.

News

The Garden City Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the 35th annual Fall Festival Street Fair set for Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Seventh Street. The chamber thanks the Garden City Hotel which will serve as the primary event sponsor.

JGS entertainment will return for the 16th year as master ceremonies providing music and vocals. There will be plenty of activities for the kids. Included will be the return of the two trackless trains carrying children 12 years of age and younger up and down Seventh Street sponsored by Coach Realtors and Garden City Teachers Association. There will be the traditional inflatable bouncy house sponsored by SMPL Technologies and the ever-popular money cube sponsored by Calogero’s and Leo’s. The Garden City Parks and Recreation Department will have giveaways and temporary tattoos.

Ever since the Garden City School District passed a $36.8 million School Investment Bond back in 2009, the upgrades throughout the district have been quite substantial. And while most of it has gone towards infrastructure, external visible improvements have rightfully been a source of pride for the board, which has taken to conducting tours at the different schools preceding the monthly public meetings that are normally held at Garden City High School. On the night of the school board meeting held on Tuesday, Oct. 14  at the Homestead Building, the school board, administration and Superintendent Dr. Robert Feirsen went on a guided tour of the building by Homestead Principal Dr. Suzanne Viscovich.

Feirsen described the tour as a new tradition started last year where administration travels around each of the district’s school buildings in the Fall to observe its current offerings and recent upgrades.


Sports

Reminder

With the fall sports season upon us, the department of recreation and parks would like to remind all residents that pets are not allowed in any neighborhood parks, Community Park, or St. Paul’s fields. Non compliance with this rule will result in the issuance of appearance tickets.

Register For The Online Registration Option

Garden City’s Department of Recreation and Parks will offer the option of online registration with credit card payment beginning with its winter programs in early December.

In order for a family to use the online registration option, the family will first need to visit the recreation and parks office at 108 Rockaway Ave. to verify residency and their family information and receive their password.  A list of instructions as to how to use the website will be included.

Stretching tips for the high school athlete

Prior to the start of high school running season, Garden City’s Physical Therapy Options (PTO) had an opportunity to provide a presentation to members of Sacred Heart Academy’s cross country team. Team members gathered at Garden City’s New York Running Company to learn strategies and tips for a successful fall season.

PTO staff members Dr. Meghan Goetz, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and PTO Aide Mike Murphy discussed the importance of stretching to prevent injury and provided strategies and tips for success for the high school runner.


Calendar

Garden City High School Homecoming

Saturday, October 25

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, October 27

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