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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

April 19 fundraiser to be

held for baby with rare disease

Tom Onorato, the nephew and office manager of Dr. Joseph Onorato Garden City practice All Island Dermatology Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, recently celebrated the birth of a baby boy with his wife Melissa. Both were thrilled when Thomas Kevin Onorato came into the world on September 10, 2013. Despite being born five weeks early, baby Thomas managed to surprise his parents with his indomitable spirit and was sent home with a clean bill of health. A mere four days later began the fight for Thomas’ life.

Budget adjustments, staff reductions recommended

The Garden City Board of Education will prepare to adopt next year’s school budget in a couple of weeks. Before they do, they’ll have to go over a few changes.

At the board’s public work session held at the high school on Wednesday, April 9, school superintendent Dr. Robert Feirsen recommended a few adjustments, part of the annual balancing act that is the school budget.


Sports

Easter Egg Hunt For Pre-K To Grade 5

The Garden City Recreation Department is once again sponsoring the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19 at Community Park’s fields. This Year Three hunt will be held at 10 a.m. sharp with three age divisions: preschool to kindergarten, grades 1 and 2; and grades 3 to 5.

Special eggs will be stuffed and hidden for all divisions. Each hunt will also feature a grand prize (an Easter basket filled with goodies) which will go to the youngster who finds the egg marked “#1 Lucky Egg.” For further information about the hunt, please call the recreation department at 516-465-4075.

Commitment at Kellenberg

Garden City residents continue to excel while participating in the athletic program over at Uniondale’s Kellenberg Memorial High School.

Each season, coaches of Kellenberg sports pick one player from their squad who has demonstrated remarkable commitment to the team through their hard work at practice and in competition.

The Village of Garden City has a long history of residents who've excelled both on the academic and athletic side of the ledger at Kellenberg. This time around, seniors Kelly O’Donnell (varsity cheerleading), Stacy Madelmayer (varsity girls basketball) and Bryan Salecker (swimming and diving team) have all been awarded the Commitment Award for their outstanding efforts, devotion, hard work and commitment to their respective teams.


Calendar

Dinner & A Movie: In Transition 2.0

Thursday, April 17

School Budget Meeting

Wednesday, April 23

Judi Mark One-woman Show At Library

Thursday, April 24



Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com