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Library Events

Thursday June 30, 2016 (Today)
2:00 PMSenior Social Hour presents Heritage Fife and Drum Corps at the Central Library

Seniors can celebrate Independence Day with authentic Revolutionary War music presented by the Heritage Fife and Drum Corps. The Corps is a Dallas-area volunteer reenactment band that specializes in the preservation and presentation of military and popular music from historical periods. The program will consist of one hour of Revolutionary War-era music played on drums and two fifes. A discussion from the conductor concerning the significance of the musical pieces will accompany the performance.

2 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, 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 will be accepted during the program. No registration is required to attend the event, but seats do fill up quickly. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the 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. Call 972-205-2502 for more information.

2:30 PMZooniversity Animal Show at the Walnut Creek Branch Library

Zooniversity is a wildlife education company that travels throughout Texas introducing children and adults to the fascinating world of animals. At these shows, attendees will meet live animal ambassadors.

2:30 p.m., Thursday, June 30 at the Walnut Creek Branch Library

Part of the Summer Reading Program, “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read.” This is a free program and some locations have limited seating on a first-come, first-served basis with priority given to children. 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, call 972-205-2585.

6:30 PMJapanese Art of Origami at the South Garland Branch Library

Adults can learn origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, this summer at the Nicholson Memorial Library System’s Origami Workshops. Each workshop will begin with some instruction in paper folding techniques. Participants will then create three pieces of origami: a flower, a stylized bookmark, and the famous paper crane. The library will provide all the supplies.

6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 30 at the South Garland Branch Library

Part of the Adult Summer Reading Program, “On Your Mark, Get Set… Read.” This program is limited to 15 individuals aged 18 and older. Registration is required and begins two weeks prior to the event. 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.

Friday July 1, 2016
10:00 AMToddler Storytime (18-36 mos.) at the North Garland Branch Library

Toddler Storytimes at the North Garland Branch Library for children and families
Fridays, 10 a.m. June 10 through July 29

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.) at the North Garland Branch Library

Preschool Storytimes at the North Garland Branch Library for children and families
Fridays, 11 a.m. June 10 through July 29

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.

Saturday July 2, 2016
All Day EventASRP Bingo Card #2 due

Individuals 18 and older are eligible to participate in the Adult Summer Reading Bingo Card program for prize drawings. Registration is required to participate and will be done when you turn your first card in. Each Bingo Card will be available for two weeks. Participants can submit a maximum of one Bingo Card for each two-week period and can return their completed card anytime within that two week period:

Card 2: June 19 to July 2
Card 3: July 3 to July 16
Card 4: July 17 to July 30

Prizes:
Grand Prize: 2 tickets to The Dallas Arboretum and 2 season passes to The State Fair of Texas.
Branch Prizes: 8 Amazon gift cards (2 will be drawn for each library location).
Two-week Drawings: Vouchers to local entertainment and activities.
Sign-up Prize: Coloring bookmark and Chipotle coupon (while supplies last).
Program Raffles: $5 gift card, Hair Ballad Allstars will raffle off tickets to Roller Derby, movie screenings will raffle off Zumba gear sets, and the card classes will raffle off a set of custom-made cards.

For more information, and a list of the events happening at your Garland Library, please visit the Summer Reading Program page.


10:30 AMFamily Storytime South Garland Branch Library

Family Storytimes at the South Garland Branch Library for children and families
Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. June 11 through July 30

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.

2:30 PMArt Explorers July: Abstract Art at the Walnut Creek Branch Library

Children can experiment with abstract art through an activity called Art Dice at Art Explorers. Children attending Art Explorers, a monthly program for children ages 6 through 12, learn about different types of art, then use their new skills to create their own masterpieces. At the July event, participants will learn about abstract art, then the Children’s Librarian will lead them in a round of Art Dice. The librarian will roll a die, which has different types of lines drawn on each side. Participants will draw whichever line appears face up on the die. Each child’s drawing will have the same lines, but will look markedly different.

2:30 p.m., Saturday, July 2, at the Walnut Creek Branch Library
Registration begins June 18 - 972-205-2585

Registration is required to attend each Art Explorer program and is limited to 24 participants. Registration may be completed by phone or in person at the Walnut Creek Branch Library beginning June 18. All supplies are provided by the library. 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 on this program, please call 972-205-2585.

2:30 PMZooniversity Animal Show at the North Garland Branch Library

Zooniversity is a wildlife education company that travels throughout Texas introducing children and adults to the fascinating world of animals. At these shows, attendees will meet live animal ambassadors.

2:30 p.m., Saturday, July 2 at the North Garland Branch Library

Part of the Summer Reading Program, “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read.” This is a free program and some locations have limited seating on a first-come, first-served basis with priority given to children. 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, call 972-205-2804.

Sunday July 3, 2016
All Day EventASRP Bingo Card #3 released

Individuals 18 and older are eligible to participate in the Adult Summer Reading Bingo Card program for prize drawings. Registration is required to participate and will be done when you turn your first card in. Each Bingo Card will be available for two weeks. Participants can submit a maximum of one Bingo Card for each two-week period and can return their completed card anytime within that two week period:

Card 3: July 3 to July 16
Card 4: July 17 to July 30

Prizes:
Grand Prize: 2 tickets to The Dallas Arboretum and 2 season passes to The State Fair of Texas.
Branch Prizes: 8 Amazon gift cards (2 will be drawn for each library location).
Two-week Drawings: Vouchers to local entertainment and activities.
Sign-up Prize: Coloring bookmark and Chipotle coupon (while supplies last).
Program Raffles: $5 gift card, Hair Ballad Allstars will raffle off tickets to Roller Derby, movie screenings will raffle off Zumba gear sets, and the card classes will raffle off a set of custom-made cards.

For more information, and a list of the events happening at your Garland Library, please visit the Summer Reading Program page.