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Library Events

Saturday June 4, 2016
All Day EventSummer Reading Program Begins!

The Library’s Summer Reading Programs: Summer Fun for Everyone
June 4 to July 30

Did you know the Nicholson Memorial Library System has Summer Reading Programs for readers of all ages? Whether you are a kid, teen, or adult, you can participate in a reading program for your age group. Why should you participate? In addition to the pleasure you receive from reading a good book, you may also earn prizes!

On Your Mark, Get Set…Read!
Children, infants through age 11, are encouraged to participate. Participants may pick up the first of four reading logs at any Garland Library Children’s Desk. On this day only, the first 125 children and teens to register at each library location receive a special prize. Once participants have read at least 20 minutes a day for 7 days, they can exchange their log for an age-appropriate prize and additional reading log. The last day to get a log is July 23, and the final day to collect prizes is July 30.

Adults can join in the summer reading fun too. Beginning June 4, adults ages 18 and older may pick up a Bingo card at the Adult Services Desks of any Garland library and start completing reading challenges and other activities. Participants will be entered into a drawing for prizes for each Bingo card they complete. A total of four Bingo cards can be completed. The final day to turn in Bingo cards is July 30. Adults will also have the opportunity to enjoy special events like craft programs, movies, and live musical entertainment.

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 PMArt Explorers June: Foil Figure Sculptures at the Walnut Creek Branch Library

Children, ages 6 through 12, can learn about different types of art, then use their new skills to create their own masterpieces. At the June Art Explorers, participants will learn about sculpture, use aluminum foil to create their own figures, and attach those figures to a cardboard base before adding the figures’ shadows.

2:30 p.m., Saturday, June 4, at the Walnut Creek Branch Library

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 May 21. 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 June 6, 2016
10:05 AMToddler Storytime (18-36 mos.) at the Central Library

Toddler Storytimes at the Central Library for children and families
Mondays, 10 a.m. June 6 through July 25

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 6 through July 25

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.

2:30 PMMusican Willy Welch at the Central Library

Sing along with Willy Welch, a children’s entertainer, author, and recording artist who brings songs and stories to schools, churches, day cares, and libraries.

2:30 p.m., Monday, June 6 at the Central Library

Part of the Summer Reading Program, “On Your Mark, Get Set… Read.” This is a free 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. For more information, please call 972-205-2516.

6:30 PMAdult Coloring at the Central Library

Adult coloring is one of the most popular trends today. In addition to being a great way to relax and de-stress, it’s just plain fun. Drop in to any one of the library’s four adult coloring programs and try it for yourself. The library provides all the supplies; you provide the creativity.

6:30 p.m., Monday, June 6 at the Central Library

Part of the Adult Summer Reading Program, “On Your Mark, Get Set… Read.” This is a free program. These events are open to adults ages 18 and older. Children are welcome if accompanied by an adult. 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 972-205-2501.


Tuesday June 7, 2016
6:30 PMAdult Coloring at the North Garland Branch Library

Adult coloring is one of the most popular trends today. In addition to being a great way to relax and de-stress, it’s just plain fun. Drop in to any one of the library’s four adult coloring programs and try it for yourself. The library provides all the supplies; you provide the creativity.

6:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 7, at the North Garland Branch Library

Part of the Adult Summer Reading Program, “On Your Mark, Get Set… Read.” This is a free program. These events are open to adults ages 18 and older. Children are welcome if accompanied by an adult. 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 972-205-2803.

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 7 through July 26

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.

Wednesday June 8, 2016
10:00 AMToddler Storytime (18-36 mos.) South Garland Branch Library

Toddler Storytimes at the South Garland Branch Library for children and families
Wednesdays, 10 a.m. June 8 through July 27

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.


10:30 AMWee Read (birth to 18 mos.) at the North Garland Branch Library

Wee Read Storytimes at the North Garland Branch Library for children and families
Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m June 8 through July 27

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.