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Library Events

Monday May 28, 2018
All Day EventAll Libraries Closed for Memorial Day

Garland Libraries will be closed Monday, May 28. All Libraries will reopen on Tuesday, May 29 and resume their normal hours.

During library closures:
Wireless access will remain on at all Library buildings
Online Resources are always available to card holders
Access the library catalog to search and place holds
Access to My Account is also available to renew your materials

Saturday June 2, 2018
2:30 PMArt Explorers: Paint Sunflowers Like Van Gogh at the Walnut Creek Branch Library

Children can use their STEAM art skills to paint sunflowers like Vincent Van Gogh at this month’s Art Explorers event. Art Explorers is a monthly program for children ages 6 through 12 presented by the Nicholson Memorial Library System. Children attending Art Explorers learn about different types of art, then use their new skills to create their own masterpieces. Attendees at the June event will learn about Van Gogh’s art and recreate his famous sunflower paintings. To create the flowers, participants will use toilet paper tubes that are cut into strips and dipped into paint. This will create flower “stamps” of different colors that may be imprinted on blank paper. Materials will also be available so that attendees may add vases and backgrounds to their paintings if they wish.

2:30 p.m., Saturday, June 2
Walnut Creek Branch Library
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 Saturday, May 19. 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.

Due to ongoing construction, event locations are subject to change. Please visit the Children's Programming page for the latest information.

Saturday June 9, 2018
2:30 PMTexas Gypsies Jazz Band at the Central Library

Enjoy an afternoon of jazz music as the Nicholson Memorial Library System presents the Texas Gypsies. Based in DFW, the Texas Gypsies are known for their unique interpretation of classic jazz, swing, and big band music from the 1920s through the 1940s. They also perform Parisian swing, Gypsy jazz, Bourbon Street jazz, and Western or Texas swing. For this performance, Texas Gypsies’ five-piece band will present an hour of 1920s jazz.

2:30 p.m., Saturday, June 9
Central Library
972-205-2502

This event is part of the Adult Summer Reading Program and was made possible by a Texas Commission on the Arts Texas Touring Arts Program grant and the Friends of the Library. It is free and open to adults ages 18 and older. Registration is not required, but seating is limited. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. 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.

Due to ongoing construction, event locations are subject to change. Please visit the Summer Reading page for the latest information.

Monday June 11, 2018
10:00 AMToddler Storytime (18-36 mos.) at the Central Library

Toddler Storytimes at the Central Library for children and families
Mondays, 10 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 972-205-2516.

11:00 AMPreschool Storytime (3-5 yrs.) at the Central Library

Preschool Storytimes at the Central Library for children and families
Mondays, 11 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 972-205-2516.

11:00 AMGarland Symphony Orchestra visits Preschool Storytime at the Central Library

Preschoolers ages three to five can get a taste of STEAM learning this summer as members of the Garland Symphony Orchestra (GSO) visit Garland library locations during Preschool Storytime. STEAM learning has become a dominant part of both national and local school district curriculums and teaches kids science, technology, engineering, art, and math in fun and engaging ways. 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.

11 a.m., Monday, June 11
Central Library
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.

Due to ongoing construction, event locations are subject to change. Please visit our Children's Programming page for the latest information.

2:30 PMRaptors of North Texas at the Central Library

Day and night the raptors are on patrol. Their mission: in search of a meal. How do they do it? Discover their unique adaptations to hunt in woodland, wetlands and prairies. Raptors of different species and sizes will be used to demonstrate their capabilities.

2:30 p.m., Monday, June 11
Central Library
972-205-2516

Part of the Summer Reading Program, “Libraries Rock,” it is free and open to children. 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.

Due to ongoing construction, event locations are subject to change. Please visit our Summer Reading Program page for the latest information.

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.

Tuesday June 12, 2018
6:30 PMCreative Kids Workshop: Rock N’ Roll Clue at the South Garland Branch Library

Creative Kids, for ages 7 to 12, features a different class each Tuesday, beginning June 12 and ending July 31. During these sessions children will learn a new creative skill and then practice with hands-on activities and crafts. Rock N' Roll Clue will allow children to play a life-size version of the board game Clue, featuring suspects like Taylor Swift and Harry Styles. This event will begin at 6:30 p.m.

6:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 12
South Garland Branch Library
Registration begins May 1
972-205-3933

Registration is required to attend Creative Kids and begins Tuesday, May 1. Due to the popularity of these programs, registration is limited, and parents may register their children for a maximum of two programs per month. Due to ongoing construction, event locations are subject to change. Please visit our website, www.library.garlandtx.gov, for the latest 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.

7:00 PMFamily Storytime at the Walnut Creek Branch Library

Family Storytimes at the Walnut Creek Branch Library for children and families
Tuesdays, 7 p.m. June 12 through July 31

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 972-205-2585.