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
OPEN NORMAL HOURS - The Garden City Public Library is open normal business hours today, Thursday, December 14. Normal business hours are 10am - 8pm. However, we want our patrons to stay safe. If you have materials that were due yesterday or today, you can renew them over the phone ((734) 793-1830) or through our online catalog ( https://tlnl.ent.sirsi.net/client/garc/?#). Or you can bring them back tomorrow and we will forgive the fines.
STAR WARS PARTY - Who doesn't love a good Star Wars party? Not the Garden City Public Library, that's for sure! Come celebrate the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi with us! On Thursday, December 14th the Library will be hosting a Star Wars party. From 6:00-7:00pm, join us for themed games and crafts all centered around that galaxy far, far away. Registration is required so please call at (734) 793-1830
Christmas Raffle! - ENTER TO WIN the GWEN STEFANI CHRISTMAS VINYL! Every check out of an ADULT book with a Christmas sticker on it, gets a raffle ticket. Each book gets one ticket- there’s no limit, so take home some of the spirit of Christmas today!
The Christmas Raffle is going on now through Saturday, December 16th. Good luck and Happy Holidays!
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, December 18th from 4:00-5:00pm for an afternoon where we have all kinds of fun with everyone's favorite part of winter: SNOW. Please register in advance!!!
Hands-on Dungeons & Dragons - For those interested in an interactive introduction of the popular roll playing game, Dungeons & Dragons, stop into the Library on Tuesday, Dec. 19, Jan. 23, and Feb. 20 at 4:00 pm Our local DM (Dungeon Master) will run a short session for beginners, answering any questions along the way. No experience is necessary to attend this free adult event. Ages 14 +.
Christmas Craft Extravaganza - Come to the Library on Saturday December 16th at 2 pm and again on Wednesday December 20th at 6 pm and make a variety of Christmas themed crafts including mini-wreaths, cards, ornaments, and gift ribbon upcycled from VHS tapes! Ages 14+ are welcome to attend this free Adult program at the G. C. Library.
Christmas Craft Night - Winter is a time for holiday and cheer and you can find both at the Garden City Public Library! On Thursday, December 21st from 6-7pm, join us for fun Christmas themed crafts and snacks! To register for the event, either stop by the Library or call us at (734) 793-1830. We hope to see you there! Ages 18 and under
Friends of the Library Book Club – December - Grab your copy of Ready Player One by Ernest Cline at the Circulation Desk and join the book discussion at the G.C. Cafe on Thursday, Dec. 21st starting at 6:00 pm. Book Club meets on the 3rd Thursday of every other month, so join the conversation and community!
#GCreads2017 - Make reading your New Year’s resolution; join the staff of the Garden City Public Library in a 2017 reading challenge. Set your own pleasure reading goal for the year. Post your goal and track your progress with us, using the hashtag #GCReads2017 and by tagging us @gardcitymichlib on Twitter and Instagram. You know best how busy you … Continue reading
Anime Club - Join us for our special ALL AGES ANIME CLUB!! On Thursday, January 4th, join us at the GCPL from 6:00-7:00pm as we watch everyone's favorite ridiculous superhero duo: MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR. We really hope you can make it! Register in advance at the Library or give us a call at (734) 793-1830.
The Comedy of Justin Williams - Join us to hear what one of our favorite oddballs, Library patron Justin, has to say in his own comedic way on Wednesday, January 10th beginning at 6:00 pm. No reservation required to this free adult program. Patrons ages 14 + are welcome to the show!
Winter Wonderland Storytime - Oh the weather outside is frightful; but the Garden City Public Library is so delightful. Join us on Thursday, January 11th for winter stories, crafts and hot chocolate! These winter evening storytimes will take the chill right out of your bones! Feel free to dress in your coziest pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal friend. The event is from 6:30-7:30 pm and registration is required. Ages recommended: 12 and under.
Friends of the Library Book Club – January - Join the Friends Book Club on Thursday, January 18 at 3:00 pm here at the Library to discuss T.C. Boyle’s 14th novel, San Miguel; the story of a mesmerizingly haunting island that stands out and alone, with veterans as main voices, who question the steps that led them there. Stop by the Circulation Desk for your copy today!
Survivor Challenge Eat-A-Bug - Think you’ve got the guts? Show up Saturday, January 20th at 3:00 PM to taste a variety of edible bugs, including grasshoppers, silk worms, and sago worms. All brave testers will win a prize! All ages welcome.
Protect Yourself From Scammers! - Author and Retired Detroit Police Sergeant Robert M. Haig is back again Wednesday, February 21st at 6:00 pm to talk about common scams and how to avoid falling victim to them in his entertaining and educational program. Ages 14 + welcome to attend.
Sewing Button Art Craft - Use repurposed sewing buttons on Wednesday, February 28th at 6:00 PM to create a cool tree print, or any other design you can dream up! Ages 14+ welcome!