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Library Events

Saturday August 19, 2017 (Today)
2:30 PMSpace History - Frontiers of Flight Museum at the Central Library

Explore the cosmos and celebrate astronaut Neil Armstrong’s eighty-fifth birthday at the Nicholson Memorial Library System’s space history events this August. The first event will feature a guest speaker from the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas. The program, “The History of Space Flight” will consist of an in-depth look at space flight, rocket development, new innovations, and the role Texas has played in the development of the U.S. space program from Project Gemini to the present day. The lecture will also emphasize the history of the Apollo spaceflight program, including Armstrong’s Apollo 11 mission.

2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19
Central Library
972-205-2501

This event is open to adults ages 18 and older. Children may attend with an adult. 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. The second event will be a showing of Apollo 13 on August 29.

Monday August 21, 2017
5:00 PMFriends of the Nicholson Library Bi-Monthly Meeting at the Central Library

The Friends of the Library meet bi-monthly on the third Monday of the month, 5 p.m. at the Central Library. Anyone interested in the activities of the Friends is welcome to attend.

Central Library
972-205-2543

Friends of the Nicholson Memorial Library is a community organization supporting and promoting the Library. The Friends sponsors activities to raise funds for the purchase of library materials and equipment, and underwrites programming to benefit all library users.

Thursday August 24, 2017
6:30 PMOrigami for Adults at the South Garland Branch Library

Adults can learn origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, at the Nicholson Memorial Library System’s seasonal Origami Workshops. Each workshop will begin with some instruction in paper folding techniques. Participants will then create three pieces of origami based on a seasonal theme. Attendees at the August workshop will make origami fish, bugs, and small gift boxes. The library will provide all the supplies.

6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 24
South Garland Branch Library
972-205-3931

This program is limited to 15 individuals aged 18 and older. Registration is required and begins Aug. 10. Patrons may register for up to two of the four origami events held in 2017. To register, please call 972-205-3931. 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.

Saturday August 26, 2017
10:30 AMLCC: Helping Your Child With Homework at the South Garland Branch Library

Join us in the Library Computer Classroom to learn about free online resources your child can use to complete research or homework assignments. Attendees will explore several resources, including the Gale Virtual Reference Library and the tutoring service HelpNow.

10:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 26
South Garland Branch Library
Registration begins Aug. 12
972-205-3931

Participation is free and open to adult Garland residents with a library account in good standing. Registration begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12. Call 972-205-3931 to register or for more information. 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.

Tuesday August 29, 2017
6:00 PMSpace History - Apollo 13 movie

Explore the cosmos and celebrate astronaut Neil Armstrong’s eighty-fifth birthday at the Nicholson Memorial Library System’s space history events this August. Space fans can join us for a free screening of the 1995 film, Apollo 13. The film dramatizes NASA’s attempts to safely return Apollo 13 to Earth after the spacecraft experiences massive internal damage, risking the lives of the three astronauts on board. The film is rated PG. Popcorn and water will be available while supplies last.

6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 29
South Garland Branch Library
972-205-3931

This event is open to adults ages 18 and older. Children may attend with an adult. 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.

Monday September 11, 2017
6:00 PMLibrary Board Monthly Meeting at the Central Library

The purpose of the Library Board is to advise the City Council on problems relating to the Public Library and to recommend plans and programs to promote the library system for the city. The Board approves library policies, long range plans, and other pertinent documents as they are recommended by Claire Bausch, Director of Libraries.

They meet monthly on second Mondays at 6 p.m. in the Library’s Board room. All meetings are open to the public unless the Board goes into executive session. Meeting agendas and approved minutes are posted on the library website www.library.garlandtx.gov for citizen review.

Monday October 9, 2017
6:00 PMLibrary Board Monthly Meeting at the Central Library

The purpose of the Library Board is to advise the City Council on problems relating to the Public Library and to recommend plans and programs to promote the library system for the city. The Board approves library policies, long range plans, and other pertinent documents as they are recommended by Claire Bausch, Director of Libraries.

They meet monthly on second Mondays at 6 p.m. in the Library’s Board room. All meetings are open to the public unless the Board goes into executive session. Meeting agendas and approved minutes are posted on the library website www.library.garlandtx.gov for citizen review.

Monday October 16, 2017
5:00 PMFriends of the Nicholson Library Bi-Monthly Meeting at the Central Library

The Friends of the Library meet bi-monthly on the third Monday of the month, 5 p.m. at the Central Library. Anyone interested in the activities of the Friends is welcome to attend.

Central Library
972-205-2543

Friends of the Nicholson Memorial Library is a community organization supporting and promoting the Library. The Friends sponsors activities to raise funds for the purchase of library materials and equipment, and underwrites programming to benefit all library users.

Monday November 13, 2017
6:00 PMLibrary Board Monthly Meeting at the Central Library

The purpose of the Library Board is to advise the City Council on problems relating to the Public Library and to recommend plans and programs to promote the library system for the city. The Board approves library policies, long range plans, and other pertinent documents as they are recommended by Claire Bausch, Director of Libraries.

They meet monthly on second Mondays at 6 p.m. in the Library’s Board room. All meetings are open to the public unless the Board goes into executive session. Meeting agendas and approved minutes are posted on the library website www.library.garlandtx.gov for citizen review.

Monday December 11, 2017
6:00 PMLibrary Board Monthly Meeting at the Central Library

The purpose of the Library Board is to advise the City Council on problems relating to the Public Library and to recommend plans and programs to promote the library system for the city. The Board approves library policies, long range plans, and other pertinent documents as they are recommended by Claire Bausch, Director of Libraries.

They meet monthly on second Mondays at 6 p.m. in the Library’s Board room. All meetings are open to the public unless the Board goes into executive session. Meeting agendas and approved minutes are posted on the library website www.library.garlandtx.gov for citizen review.