ExpressSOS Organ Donor
At Your Local Library: A Gateway to Hope
The next time you visit your local library, take a moment to logon to a public access computer and visit ExpressSOS.com, the online Secretary of State, where you can register as an organ donor in a manner of minutes. That simple act offers hope to more than 3,200 Michigan residents who are currently waiting for the gift of life. Imagine being unable to take a breath, walk across the room or see your child’s face. It takes just one donor to save the lives of up to eight people and enhance the lives of 50. Want inspiration? Click here for some powerful Michigan stories.
Michigan Activity Pass Has Arrived!The “Michigan Activity Pass presented by The Library Network” program is a partnership between Michigan’s nearly 400 public libraries and 60 arts and cultural organizations. The program is designed to enhance the learning experience for people of all ages through books and other library materials, and to provide reduced cost or complimentary access to arts and cultural organizations across the state of
Michigan, from Monroe to Mackinaw City to Marquette, and all points in between.
The Garden City Public Library is thrilled to be able to offer this exciting opportunity to our residents. With school coming to a close rapidly, having the chance to explore Michigan this summer is very exciting.
Book Club sponsored by the Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Garden City Library sponsor a Book Club which meets every other month on the third Thursday at 3:00 pm. Participation is limited to the first 12 people who register for each meeting.The upcoming schedule is:
January 16th: Someone Like Me by John W. Quin
As a child,John Quinn had a dream of a naval career despite his affliction with cerebral palsy. After failing the physical exam, he underwent painful self applied physical therapy for one year then successfully passed a second exam. He kept his cerebral palsy a secret from the record keepers and medical authorities for 20 years. He had a distinguished and highly decorated career despite the pain he endured to appear normal. He served on board destroyers, a battleship, two aircraft carriers and functioned as an administrator for a Seal unit. The outside world also impacted on him: he was challenged by alcoholism and excessive grief from the suicide of a brother. With help,John Quinn triumphed over both as he did with the painful cerebral palsy.