Library Events

Friday November 28, 2014 (Today)
All Day EventAll Libraries Closed for Thanksgiving Nov. 27 & 28
Garland Libraries will be closed Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday Nov. 28. All Libraries will reopen on Saturday Nov. 29 and resume their normal hours.

During library closures, wireless access will remain on at all library buildings and the Online Resources are always available to card holders with Internet access. Patrons may also access the library catalog to search and place holds. Access to My Account is also available to renew your materials.

Saturday November 29, 2014
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. Sept. 6 through Nov. 29, 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.
Thursday December 4, 2014
5:00 PMCentral Library closing early for Christmas on the Square
The Central Library will be closing at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4. The Branches will remain open until 9 p.m. and all libraries will resume normal hours on Friday, Dec. 5.

During library closures, wireless access will remain on at all Library buildings and the Online Resources are always available to card holders with Internet access. Patrons may also access the library catalog to search and place holds. Access to My Account is also available to renew your materials.

5:30 PMChristmas on the Square: Crafts and Clifford at the Library's Booth
Children can enjoy making free holiday crafts at the Nicholson Memorial Library System's booth during the City’s Christmas on the Square event. The festive booth will be open from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., on Thursday, Dec. 4, in Downtown Garland. Stop by for information about library services and meet Clifford the Big Red Dog from the popular children’s picture book series by Norman Bridwell.

5:30 to 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4, in Downtown Garland

Due to weather conditions, Christmas on the Square events are subject to change and/or cancellation. The Central Library will close at 5 p.m. on Dec. 4. 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 about the Library’s booth, call 972-205-2516. For more information about Christmas on the Square visit www.christmasonthesquare.com.

Saturday December 6, 2014
2:30 PMArt Explorers: Cave Paintings at the Walnut Creek Branch Library
Children who enjoy crafts are invited to make their own cave drawings at Art Explorers, a monthly program series for children ages 6 through 12 presented by the Nicholson Memorial Library System. At the December event, participants may study examples of cave paintings like those found in the Lascaux Caves of France before using chalk and craft paper to make their own drawings.

2:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Walnut Creek Branch Library

Registration is required to attend each Art Explorer program and is limited to 30 participants. Registration may be completed by phone or in person at the Walnut Creek Branch Library beginning two weeks prior to each event. The Walnut Creek Branch Library is located at 3319 Edgewood Drive, in Garland. 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.

Monday December 8, 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.
Monday December 15, 2014
5:00 PMFriends of the Nicholson Library 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. 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.
Wednesday December 24, 2014
6:00 PMCentral Library closing at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 24
Central Library closing early for Christmas eve

The Central Library will be closing at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 24. Garland Libraries will be closed Thursday Dec. 25 and Friday Dec. 26. All Libraries will reopen on Saturday, Dec. 26 and resume their normal hours.

During library closures, wireless access will remain on at all Library buildings and the Online Resources are always available to card holders with Internet access. Patrons may also access the library catalog to search and place holds. Access to My Account is also available to renew your materials.

Thursday December 25, 2014
All Day EventAll Libraries Closed for Christmas
Garland Libraries will be closed Thursday Dec. 25 and Friday Dec. 26 for the Christmas holiday. All Libraries will reopen on Saturday, Dec. 26 and resume their normal hours.

During library closures, wireless access will remain on at all Library buildings and the Online Resources are always available to card holders with Internet access. Patrons may also access the library catalog to search and place holds. Access to My Account is also available to renew your materials.

Friday December 26, 2014
All Day EventAll Libraries Closed for Christmas
Garland Libraries will be closed Thursday Dec. 25 and Friday Dec. 26 for the Christmas holiday. All Libraries will reopen on Saturday, Dec. 26 and resume their normal hours.

During library closures, wireless access will remain on at all Library buildings and the Online Resources are always available to card holders with Internet access. Patrons may also access the library catalog to search and place holds. Access to My Account is also available to renew your materials.