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 e-books via OverDrive and e-magazines via Zinio. 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
SCI-FI RAFFLE – “One Ring” - AUGUST is SCI-FI MONTH! Each check out of a SCI-FI book from the Garden City Library will enter you in a drawing for your very own "One Ring" from the Lord of the Rings! Stop in today and participate all month long. Get your SCI-FI on!
Yoga on the Library Lawn – AUGUST EDITION - GCPL is bringing back YOGA on the Library Lawn for AUGUST! With the resounding success of July 5th, we have received donations from the Friends of the Library to sponsor 5 sessions in August! Join us any Tuesday in August at 6:00pm to open your mind while relaxing your body with a beginner’s Yoga class on the Library Lawn, being sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Ages 14+ are welcome to attend, a $2 donation to the Friends is suggested, but not required. Vince Spadacini will lead each class. (Mark the dates now! August 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30 @6:00 pm)
Crafty Weekenders: Where Crafty People Meet! - Join the Garden City Public Library as we share all of our craft-making materials with you on Saturday, August 27th! We will be emptying our craft shelves for your creative enjoyment. Stop in any time between 1:00 - 3:00 pm and see what inspires you. Bring your own projects or start a new piece. The creative opportunity is endless! Patrons 14 and older are welcome to drop in. Light snacks will be provided. This is a FREE Public Event Series.
Stress Buster Adult Coloring Night - Come one, come all, stressed adults, we hear your call! Wednesday, August 31st at 6pm 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. Now featuring new "Teacher Swears" coloring pages! Ages 14 +
Back To School Craft - The summer is sadly coming to an end but that doesn't mean you can't still come to the library! To celebrate the upcoming school year, Garden City Public Library is hosting a Back to School craft night!! On Thursday, September 1st at 3:00-4:00pm, we'll be making magnets, decorating notebooks and a few other little surprises too. The Library knows that everyone will miss summer but we hope you still have a great school year and what better way to kick it off than with a fun craft night?
MeL Survey for Patrons - Have you used MeL services in the past to place holds? Let us know about your experience with the service! The Library of Michigan is doing their biannual surveys for library patrons about MeL and other statewide services. "We do surveys every two years to improve our services and to provide data for our reports to the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), which provides funding for MeL databases, MeLCat and other statewide programs." -Reish, Library of Michigan Reach the simple survey by clicking HERE. Thank you for your input on how to better serve the community with MeL.
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 September 12th from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm to make their own Lego masterpieces. 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.
Knit Night - The next scheduled Knit Night is Wednesday, September 14th and again on September 21st. Knit Night is on the second and third Wednesday of every month from 5:30 - 8:00 pm, the Friends of the Library host Knit Night for any and all interested in attending. It's a BALL of fun and you'll be able to make some close KNIT friends so don't let the opportunity pass.
QPR- FREE Suicide Prevention Training - Since September is Suicide Prevention Month, The Garden City Maplewood Community Center is providing FREE Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Training to teachers, parents, students, churches businesses, and other community members at no cost. Training will be held on Friday, September 23, 2016 from 11am to 1pm at Garden City Maple Community Center located at: 31735 Maplewood St, Garden City, MI 48135. Contact Kara Reed to register for training at 734-793-1849 or Karar@gardencitymi.org Please preregister by September 16, 2016. Free training, snacks, and beverages.