Library Events & Programming
Facebook Live Summer Storytimes for Children
Garland Libraries may be closed, but storytime goes on! The Nicholson Memorial Library System announces Summer Storytimes for children and families, June 1 through July 25, 2020. Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and more from home! Tune in with your kids and help maintain their early literacy skills.
Music & Movement (all ages) Mondays, 10:30 a.m. (6/1, 6/15, 6/29, 7/13)
Tiempo de Cuentos en Español para Familias (all ages) Mondays, 10:30 a.m. (6/8, 6/22, 7/6, 7/20)
Toddler Storytime (18-36 mos.) Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.
Wee Read (birth to 18 mos.) Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.
Pajama-rama Thursdays, 7 p.m.
Family Storytime Fridays, 2:30 p.m.
Preschool Storytime (3-5 yrs.) Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.
All storytimes will be presented in Facebook Live this summer. 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.
Family programs are designed for all ages to attend.These would include the Family Movie Nights and exhibits planned throughout the year.
Yoga Live@ the Library
Learn basic breathing and stress release techniques from a professional yoga instructor on Facebook Live.
Thursdays at 2 p.m.
Programs and events geared to elementary school age children plus toddlers and babies.
Art Explorers (Ages 6-12) - Mythical Creature Mosaics
Draw inspiration from Fairy Tales, Mythology, and Fantasy to make mosaic art using colorful stickers. Create mythical animals like Unicorns, Dragons, Phoenix, Fairies and more.
Craft Kits will include:
6 x 9 in. mixed media paper with a mythical creature pre-drawn.
1 Sheet of 144 florescent stickers (each sticker - size 0.5 x 0.75 Inches)
1 Instruction Sheet
Video will be posted 2:30 p.m., Thursday, June 11
Craft supplies for program will be offered to the first 15 students that register. Call the Walnut Creek Branch at 972-205-2585 and we can arrange pickup curbside. Children with art supplies at home may also participate without registering.
Creative Kids (Ages 6-12) - Ancient Greek Vases
Kids ages 6 through 12 can learn some Greek history with a game of Roll and Draw, then create an Ancient Greek vase of their own design!
2:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 2
Brett Roberts, Bubble Wizard
Brett Roberts presents a magic show full of bubbles, magic tricks, dragons, and fairies. Brett will blow all kinds of bubbles, including giant bubbles and bubbles inside bubbles. Then Brett will teach the kids to do their own bubble tricks.
Programs and events for junior high and high school age kids. Regular events include gaming parties.
Tween Scene (Ages 10-13) - Catapults
Video will be posted 2:30 p.m., Thursday, June 4
Tween will learn how to construct a mini catapult by wrapping popsicle sticks with rubber bands. Once the catapults have been constructed, the participants will then test their catapults throwing power by launching various objects of different shapes, sizes, and weights toward a bullseye place one foot away. A premade chart handout to record their results will be provided to illustrate their catapults power.
10 craft sticks,
a plastic spoon,
two pom poms,
a paper bulls eye,
a sheet to record their results.
This program was originally planned for 25 kids. If you need supplies, we have 25 Tween Scene Supply Kits to give away. Call 972-205-2804 for curbside pick up at the North Garland Branch.
Adulting 101: Car Maintenance
Teens will learn how to do some basic car maintenance: checking their oil, add windshield wiper fluid, check tire pressure, how to adjust tire pressure and how to change a flat tire!
Video will be posted 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 3
Senior Social Hour is for adults 55 years and older. Computer Classes are usually for adults 18 years and older.
Adult Book Club on Zoom (Adults)
Attend Online Book Club to discuss what you have been reading.
6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 11 - What are you reading?
6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 25 - What are you reading?
6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 9 - Texas themed books
6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 23 - Texas themed books
Attendance at Garland Library programs or public spaces constitutes consent to be photographed and video recorded for use in print and/or electronic publicity for the Library, such as presentations, displays, newsletters, articles, library websites and other media. If you do not wish to be photographed or videotaped, please speak to the Library Staff member before the event.