Library Events

Wednesday April 23, 2014 (Today)
All Day EventGarland ISD High School Advanced Art Show at the South Garland Branch Library
Each spring, students from all of the art programs across the Garland Independent School District have an opportunity to share the skills they have developed with the community by participating in the annual GISD Art Show.

High School Advanced
April 19-30 at the South Garland Branch Library
Opening Reception April 22 6-7:30 p.m.

All Day EventDesign Your Own Bookmark @ your Garland Library
April 1-30 at all Garland Libraries

Enter the Nicholson Memorial Library System's bookmark design contest for kids in kindergarten through eighth grade. The contest features the theme "Make a Splash: Read" and may include sea creatures, aquatic vehicles, or any water subject. Stop by the Children’s Desk at any Garland library to pick up your bookmark templates and rules sheets then turn in your entry by April 30. The contest winners will be announced May 13.

Copies of each first place bookmark will be made available at all Garland library locations beginning Saturday, June 7. For more information or a complete set of rules, please visit the Children's Programming page or call 972-205-2516.


10:00 AMToddler Storytime (18-36 mos.) South Garland Branch Library
Toddler Storytimes at the South Garland Branch Library for children and families
Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Jan. 8 through April 23, 2014.

Please be aware that photographs and video may be taken at Library programs for use in print and/or electronic media at the Library's discretion. For more information, please call 972-205-3934.

10:30 AMWee Read (birth to 18 mos.) at the North Garland Branch Library
Wee Read Storytimes at the North Garland Branch Library for children and families
Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m Jan. 8 through April 23, 2014

Please be aware that photographs and video may be taken at Library programs for use in print and/or electronic media at the Library's discretion. For more information, please call 972-205-2804.

11:00 AMPreschool Storytime (3-5 yrs.) South Garland Branch Library
Preschool Storytimes at the South Garland Branch Library for children and families
Wednesdays, 11 a.m. Jan. 8 through April 23, 2014.

Please be aware that photographs and video may be taken at Library programs for use in print and/or electronic media at the Library's discretion. For more information, please call 972-205-3934.


Thursday April 24, 2014
All Day EventGarland ISD High School Advanced Art Show at the South Garland Branch Library
Each spring, students from all of the art programs across the Garland Independent School District have an opportunity to share the skills they have developed with the community by participating in the annual GISD Art Show.

High School Advanced
April 19-30 at the South Garland Branch Library
Opening Reception April 22 6-7:30 p.m.

All Day EventDesign Your Own Bookmark @ your Garland Library
April 1-30 at all Garland Libraries

Enter the Nicholson Memorial Library System's bookmark design contest for kids in kindergarten through eighth grade. The contest features the theme "Make a Splash: Read" and may include sea creatures, aquatic vehicles, or any water subject. Stop by the Children’s Desk at any Garland library to pick up your bookmark templates and rules sheets then turn in your entry by April 30. The contest winners will be announced May 13.

Copies of each first place bookmark will be made available at all Garland library locations beginning Saturday, June 7. For more information or a complete set of rules, please visit the Children's Programming page or call 972-205-2516.


2:00 PMSenior Social Hour presents Twice upon a Time Storytellers at the Central Library
Twice upon a Time Storytellers consists of Gene and Peggy Helmick-Richardson, they will present "Fairy, Folk, and Fantasy Tales for Adults."

2 p.m., Thursday, April 24, at the Central Library

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Senior Social Hour programs are free and open to anyone 55 years of age and older. Donations of gently used books and media for the Friends of the Library book sale are accepted during the program. No registration is required to attend the event, but seats do fill up quickly. Doors open 30 minutes prior to performance. Please be aware that photographs and video may be taken at Library programs for use in print and/or electronic media at the Library's discretion. For more information, please visit the Senior Social Hour page or call 972-205-2502.


7:00 PMPage Turners discuss The Art of Racing in the Rain at the Central Library
The group will discuss The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein.

7 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at the Central Library

All interested readers are invited to join the discussion, or just come to listen. Please be aware that photographs and video may be taken at Library programs for use in print and/or electronic media at the Library's discretion. For more information, please visit the Page Turners page or call 972-205-2502.


7:00 PMUp and Running: Getting on the Internet at the South Garland Branch Library
Up and Running: Getting on the Internet at the South Garland Branch Library

In this class, the instructor will introduce the Internet browsers and select websites, discuss Internet safety and engage students with activities. Students will learn the basic parts of the Internet browser and become familiar with the Google search engine interface. At the end of the class, students will be familiar with the Internet and web browsers, understand the layout of a website, and have the ability to perform basic Internet searches.

Thursday, Apr. 24, 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the South Garland Branch Library, Technology Center
Registration starts Thursday, Apr. 10.
Call 972-205-3931 to registe

Space is limited and advance registration is required. Must be 18 years of age or older to attend. For more information please visit the Computer Classes page.