Library Events

Saturday August 2, 2014 (Today)
All Day EventVoice Your Choice! Teen Top Ten Reads
Teens, help compile a list of the Top Ten Teen Reads by nominating your favorite books. The Nicholson Memorial Library System is taking your nominations from June 7 to Aug. 2. Nomination forms are available below or at any Garland library location. Also, if you are 12 to 17 years of age, simply register for the Summer Reading Program and receive a form with your reading log.

Once all the votes are submitted, each of the four Garland Libraries will have a drawing. The winner of each drawing will receive a free book. The top ten teen reads list will also be made into bookmarks that can be picked up during Teen Read Week, October 12-18.

So voice your choice, and choose the Garland Top Ten Teen Reads. For more information, call 972-205-2516.
10:30 AMFamily Storytime at the South Garland Branch Library
Family Storytimes at the South Garland Branch Library for children and families
Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. June 14 through Aug. 2, 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 visit the Children's Programming page or call 972-205-3934.


2:30 PMDinosaur George at the North Garland Branch Library
Love dinosaurs? Dinosaur George invites you to view his amazing collection of fossils representing dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. George discusses each fossil and the animals associated with them.

2:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 2 at the North Garland Branch 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 or the Summer Reading Program, please call 972-205-2804.



Monday August 11, 2014
6:00 PMLibrary Advisory Board Monthly Meeting
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 at the Central Library. All meetings are open to the public unless the Board goes into executive session.

Meeting agendas and approved minutes are posted on the website for citizen review.
Tuesday August 12, 2014
5:00 PMBlock Party at the Walnut Creek Branch Library
Have a child who likes to build things? Block Party at the Library is designed to help children test their building skills and stretch their imaginations while having fun. Each program challenges participants to use building blocks to create structures based on a predetermined theme within one hour.

5 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 12 at the Walnut Creek Branch Library

All Block Party at the Library events are free and open to children ages 4 through 12 and their caregivers. Children ages 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult in order to attend. The Library provides all supplies used at these events. 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 Children's Programming page or call 972-205-2585.
Wednesday August 13, 2014
6:30 PMBlock Party at the Central Library
Have a child who likes to build things? Block Party at the Library is designed to help children test their building skills and stretch their imaginations while having fun. Each program challenges participants to use building blocks to create structures based on a predetermined theme within one hour.

6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 13 at the Central Library

All Block Party at the Library events are free and open to children ages 4 through 12 and their caregivers. Children ages 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult in order to attend. The Library provides all supplies used at these events. 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 Children's Programming page or call 972-205-2516.
Thursday August 14, 2014
6:30 PMBlock Party at the North Garland Branch Library
Have a child who likes to build things? Block Party at the Library is designed to help children test their building skills and stretch their imaginations while having fun. Each program challenges participants to use building blocks to create structures based on a predetermined theme within one hour.

6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 14 at the North Garland Branch Library

All Block Party at the Library events are free and open to children ages 4 through 12 and their caregivers. Children ages 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult in order to attend. The Library provides all supplies used at these events. 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 Children's Programming page or call 972-205-2804.
Saturday August 16, 2014
2:30 PMBlock Party at the South Garland Branch Library
Have a child who likes to build things? Block Party at the Library is designed to help children test their building skills and stretch their imaginations while having fun. Each program challenges participants to use building blocks to create structures based on a predetermined theme within one hour.

2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 16 at the South Garland Branch Library

All Block Party at the Library events are free and open to children ages 4 through 12 and their caregivers. Children ages 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult in order to attend. The Library provides all supplies used at these events. 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 Children's Programming page or call 972-205-3934.

Thursday August 21, 2014
2:00 PMSenior Social Hour presents jazz musician Matt Tolentino at the Central Library
Tolentino, a native of Dallas, specializes in music from the 1920s and early 1930s. For this performance, Tolentino takes the stage to present jazz and polka favorites on the accordion.

2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, 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 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.
6:00 PMFriends of the Nicholson Library Monthly Meeting at the Central Library
The Friends of the Library Board meets every third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Central Library. Anyone interested in the activities of the Friends is welcome to attend. For more information visit the Friends of the Library page call 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.