The Garden City Public Library has been serving the residents of Garden City (Michigan) as a resource of traditional and evolving library services for over 90 years.
The Garden City Public Library is your place for books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, magazines, computer access, and free Wi-Fi. Throughout the year, we offer a variety of free programs for all ages. The Garden City Public Library provides access to ebooks via Download Destination (powered by OverDrive), and movies, music plus much more via Hoopla. Using your Garden City Public Library card, you will have access to these services from anywhere at any time!
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|News, Events, & Programs
Stress Buster Adult Coloring Night - Every Tuesday at 6 pm drop in the Library to relax at our Stress Buster Adult Coloring Night! There will be a multitude of coloring sheets provided, as well as crayons, markers and other materials. You can also bring your own supplies. New coloring pages each week! Take a break from whatever causes your stress in your life and relax while coloring with us. Ages 14 +
Book Bags for Sale - We know that checking out so many books at one time can be a lot to carry. Don't worry- we've got your back! Support the Friends of the Garden City Public Library today by purchasing a sturdy book bag from our Circulation Desk for only $3.50. There are two colors to choose from (green or burgundy) and they are absolutely perfect for the regular on-the-go patron. Stop in today for yours!
Maker Monday - You read that right: Maker Mondays are coming BACK. Garden City Public Library knows how much fun these programs were during the summer so we wanted to bring back a favorite part of the summer during the school year! Join us on Monday, April 16th from 4:00-5:00pm for an afternoon where we are going to get crazy with BUBBLES! Who doesn't love bubbles?? Don't forget to register in advance!
Jazz Concert - Come to the Library on Wednesday, April 18 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm and enjoy a live performance where you can kick off your shoes, get jazzy, and jive! So grab your dancin' partner and those two-steppin' shoes, and join us for an evening of good times and great jams. RJ Spangler will be playing this free event, open to all ages of the public. No registration is required we will see you there!
Earth Day Craft - To celebrate Earth Day the Garden City Public Library is offering a special event: craft night! What makes this different from any other craft night? We will be using recycled materials to make the crafts in honor of Earth Day! Plus, we're going to make some super cute bird feeders. The event will be on Thursday, April 19th from 6:00-7:30pm. Register in advance at (734) 793-1830 so you won't miss the fun!
Saturday “Bored” Games - Join the Garden City Public Library on Saturday, April 21st from 2 - 3:30 pm. Hang out at the Garden City Library and play games with other members of the community such as Trivial Pursuit, Zombies, Fluxx, Jenga, and more! Or, if you'd like, bring your own favorite board game to play and share at this free, drop-in adult program! Ages 14 and up are welcome to attend, we'll see you Saturday!
Tech Talks - Do you have questions about the tech in your life? From i-Pads to i-Phones, from tablets to laptops- there is so much tech and it never hurts to stay on top of it. Stop by the G.C. Library Monday, April 23rd at 7:00 pm for "Tech Talks" with Julie Slabaugh! This is an informal, question and answer format, so bring your device(s) and your questions on how to use 'em! Unable to attend? Tech Talks will also be on May 14th.
Hands-on Dungeons & Dragons - For those interested in an introduction of the popular roll playing game, Dungeons & Dragons, stop into the Library on Tuesday, April 24 and May 22 at 4:00 pm. Our local DM (Dungeon Master) will run a short session for beginners, answering any questions along the way. Ages 14 and up are welcome to attend this free, fun, and educational adult program at the Garden City Public Library.
Teen Escape Room - Hey Teens! Have you ever wanted to try an escape room? Well, Garden City Public Library has good news for you: we're hosting one! For free! Join us on Thursday, April 26th from 6:00-7:00pm. In that hour, your mission will be to escape the room! You'll use clues, teamwork and your own ingenuity to succeed. This event does require registration so either stop by the Library or call at (734) 793-1830. This program is for ages 11-18
Food for Fines, Food for Thought - FOOD FOR FINES IS BACK! Monday, March 19th through Saturday, April 28th, Patrons can bring nonperishable items to the library in exchange for fine forgiveness. For every 1 can/container of food $1 in overdue fines will be forgiven from the patrons account. Collected food will go to Our H.O.M.E Pantry here in the Maplewood Community Center. Drop off food to the Circulation Desk during the G.C. Library's normal operating hours for service.
Writers Lounge - Garden City Public Library is offering a brand new program: Writers Lounge. We'll kick back, enjoy some snacks and talk about writing. Are you a seasoned writer working on publishing your novel? Are you a novice writer hoping to get some feedback? This program is open for all writers! Our third meeting will be on Monday, May 7th from 5:00pm-6:00pm and registration is required! This program is open for ages 11+
Lego Club - Join the Garden City Public Library Lego Club in our brand new time! Kids ages 5 and up can join us at the library on Monday May 14th from 3:30 pm to 5:15 pm to make their own Lego masterpieces and show off their best work in our display case. Legos will be provided. We will also have Lego books for you to look at (or checkout) to spark your imagination. No registration is necessary. Just drop on in.