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Library Events

Thursday June 22, 2017 (Today)
All Day EventSummer Reading Programs for Children, Teens and Adults

Build a Better World!

Children and teens, ages 0 to 17, are encouraged to participate in the Garland Library's Summer Reading Programs.

  • Starting June 3, participants may pick up the first of four activity cards at any Garland Library Children’s Desk.
  • After seven days, participants can exchange their cards for an age-appropriate prize and additional activity card.
  • The last day to get an activity card is July 22.
  • The final day to collect prizes is July 29.

Adults can join in the summer reading fun too.

  • Beginning June 3, adults ages 18 and older may pick up an activity card at the Adult Services Desks of any Garland library.
  • Start completing reading challenges and other activities.
  • Participants will be entered into a drawing for prizes for each activity card they complete.
  • A total of four cards can be completed.
  • The final day to turn in activity cards is July 29.
  • Adults will also have the opportunity to enjoy special events like craft programs, movies, and live musical entertainment.

Calendars of special events and information on how to participate in any of the reading programs will be available June 3 at all library locations and online at Summer Reading Program.

For more information about the children’s and teen reading programs, please call 972-205-2516. For information about the adult reading program, call 972-205-2502.

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 22
Walnut Creek Branch Library
972-205-2585

This is part of the Children's Summer Reading Program. 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.

7:00 PMCrochet Class for Adults at the South Garland Branch Library

Adults can learn to crochet at the Nicholson Memorial Library System’s Crochet Class, part of the Adult Summer Reading Program. Attendees will learn the basics of crochet and some simple stitches at this introductory workshop. All supplies including yarn and hooks will be provided.

7 p.m., Thursday, June 22
South Garland Branch Library
972-205-3931
Registration begins June 8

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, this program is limited to 12 individuals aged 18 and older. Registration is required and begins June 8. 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 June 23, 2017
All Day EventSummer Reading Programs for Children, Teens and Adults

Build a Better World!

Children and teens, ages 0 to 17, are encouraged to participate in the Garland Library's Summer Reading Programs.

  • Starting June 3, participants may pick up the first of four activity cards at any Garland Library Children’s Desk.
  • After seven days, participants can exchange their cards for an age-appropriate prize and additional activity card.
  • The last day to get an activity card is July 22.
  • The final day to collect prizes is July 29.

Adults can join in the summer reading fun too.

  • Beginning June 3, adults ages 18 and older may pick up an activity card at the Adult Services Desks of any Garland library.
  • Start completing reading challenges and other activities.
  • Participants will be entered into a drawing for prizes for each activity card they complete.
  • A total of four cards can be completed.
  • The final day to turn in activity cards is July 29.
  • Adults will also have the opportunity to enjoy special events like craft programs, movies, and live musical entertainment.

Calendars of special events and information on how to participate in any of the reading programs will be available June 3 at all library locations and online at Summer Reading Program.

For more information about the children’s and teen reading programs, please call 972-205-2516. For information about the adult reading program, call 972-205-2502.

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 9 through July 28

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 Storytime at the North Garland Branch Library for children and families
Fridays, 11 a.m. June 9 through July 28

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.

2:30 PMGarland Symphony Orchestra visits the Walnut Creek Branch Library

Preschoolers ages three to five can get a taste of STEAM learning this summer as members of the Garland Symphony Orchestra (GSO) visit all four Garland library locations. Children attending these events will learn about music as an art form as GSO members teach them about the different musical instruments that form the orchestra and demonstrate how they are played.

2:30 p.m., Friday, June 23.
Walnut Creek Branch Library
972-205-2585
*special appearance*

In addition to this special event, Garland Libraries also host STEAM-related programming for school-aged children and offer STEAM educational technology for children ages two through twelve. For more information on STEAM education at the library, or this event, please call 972-205-2516. 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 June 24, 2017
All Day EventSummer Reading Programs for Children, Teens and Adults

Build a Better World!

Children and teens, ages 0 to 17, are encouraged to participate in the Garland Library's Summer Reading Programs.

  • Starting June 3, participants may pick up the first of four activity cards at any Garland Library Children’s Desk.
  • After seven days, participants can exchange their cards for an age-appropriate prize and additional activity card.
  • The last day to get an activity card is July 22.
  • The final day to collect prizes is July 29.

Adults can join in the summer reading fun too.

  • Beginning June 3, adults ages 18 and older may pick up an activity card at the Adult Services Desks of any Garland library.
  • Start completing reading challenges and other activities.
  • Participants will be entered into a drawing for prizes for each activity card they complete.
  • A total of four cards can be completed.
  • The final day to turn in activity cards is July 29.
  • Adults will also have the opportunity to enjoy special events like craft programs, movies, and live musical entertainment.

Calendars of special events and information on how to participate in any of the reading programs will be available June 3 at all library locations and online at Summer Reading Program.

For more information about the children’s and teen reading programs, please call 972-205-2516. For information about the adult reading program, call 972-205-2502.

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 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 972-205-3934.

2:30 PMDallas Zoo Animal Show at the North Garland Branch Library

The Dallas Zoo comes to you! The zoo’s Animal Adventures staff brings a variety of animals from around the world to the library. Attendees can meet birds, mammals, and reptiles.

2:30 p.m., Saturday, June 24
North Garland Branch Library
972-205-2804

This is part of the Children's Summer Reading Program. 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.