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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 Senior Advisory Committee is the Senior group that helps plan trips, parties, and programs for all seniors in cooperation with the recreation and parks department. It consists of: Kathy Auro, Richard Bankowsky, Evelyn Iagrossi, Joe Leto, Ellen Moynahan, and Gloria Weinrich. Please feel free to suggest trips to anyone on the committee.

Preparedness is the best remedy for Ebola

Winthrop University Hospital hosted a presentation on the current Ebola epidemic, at the Garden City Library, on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Sponsored by the village’s Property Owners’ Associations, John F. Collins, president and CEO of Winthrop University Hospital and Dr. Michael Ammazzalorso, Winthrop’s Chief Medical Officer provided an overview of the disease along with an update on Winthrop’s preparedness plan.

Dr. Ammazzalorso began his presentation heeding that despite the waning in the press, the disease is still with us. He provided both historical and current day perspectives regarding the epidemic, advising that Ebola is not a new disease. The medical community has been aware of the disease for at least 40 years. Originating in the Congo, Ebola is a zoonosis a disease which has its reservoir in animals and was known for small sporadic outbreaks associated with people who handled bats and rodents or those who consumed bush meat. The current outbreak originated in West Africa, specifically Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. He noted in Africa that more than 45,000 people have died from the disease.


Sports

Learn And Play Paddle Tennis

The recreation and parks department will offer beginner level platform tennis lessons at Community Park’s Platform Courts. This five-week course will offer the basic instruction and will be taught by certified platform instructor Sue Tarzian. Each class will be 1.5 hours in length. The cost of this program is $187.50. Classes began the week of Nov. 5. The following classes will be offered:

Beginners - Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Advanced Beginners – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

This program is for beginners only and participants must be Garden City residents. To register, visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave.

Learn And Play Paddle Tennis

The recreation and parks department will offer beginner level platform tennis lessons at Community Park’s Platform Courts. This five-week course will offer the basic instruction and will be taught by certified platform instructor Sue Tarzian. Each class will be 1.5 hours in length. The cost of this program is $187.50. Classes begin the week of Nov. 5. The following classes will be offered:

Beginners - Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Advanced Beginners – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

This program is for beginners only and participants must be Garden City residents. To register, please visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave. Space is limited so please register early.


Calendar

Sultans of String to play

Friday, November 21

Garden City Chamber Music Society Performance

Sunday, November 23

Marvelous Movie Matinée

Monday, November 24



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