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Calling all adult patrons (18 years+): Come join this year's Winter Reading Challenge! Registered participants who read at least three books and turn in at least one program reading log between Dec. 1, 2023, and Feb. 29, 2024, can enter to win a winter-themed prize pack!
Central Library Express
These thoughtful take-home kits follow along with a winter-themed book you can find at the library. While reading, unwrap the items in your kit, follow the instructions, and discover all the pieces needed to craft your own ornament.
Stop by every Friday morning for some fun open play! For children ages 0-6. No reservation required.
¡Acompáñenos todos los lunes y viernes para disfrutar de un divertido juego abierto! Para niños entre 0-6 años. No es necesario registrarse.
It’s playtime! Families can participate in Play & Learn, a weekly event where families with children ages 18 to 36 months can enjoy an assortment of toys, games, and activities that foster imagination, creativity, and problem-solving.
Teens (ages 13-17) and adults are welcome to use the library’s Maker Space tools and resources. A variety of craft supplies will be available to create with.
Biblioteca Central Express
Los adolescentes (de 13 a 17 años) y los adultos son bienvenidos a utilizar las herramientas y recursos del Maker Space de la biblioteca. Una variedad de materiales de manualidades estará disponible para crear con ellos.
Our mural is coming together! Be sure to join the Garland Libraries from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2 to paint your part of our mural. We will be behind the North Garland Library Branch on Apollo Road and will have everything you need to get painting!
It’s playtime! Families can participate in Play & Learn, a weekly event where families with children ages 0 to 5 can enjoy an assortment of toys, games, and activities that foster imagination, creativity, and problem-solving.
Babies (6-18 months) will listen to a short story and then work on a baby-safe painting activity related to the story.
Crack the code and learn how to write your name in Braille! This hands-on program consists of age-organized gatherings for children to learn the basics of braille. Both non-visually impaired and visually impaired children and their guardians are welcome to attend!
Create your own festive gifts and ornaments this holiday season. Learn how to make a book page ornament, a decorative paper star, a pinecone penguin, and a personalized holiday card.
Adults can enjoy making unique holiday ornaments and décor for the home. There will be materials and tools for three different themed designs.
Mejore su inglés general en un espacio casual.
Improve your general English skills in a casual setting.
Participants will create a simple abstract winter painting using watercolors and metallic pens.While paintings are drying, participants will make their own chocolate snack mix from assorted snack mix options and melted chocolate.
South Garland Branch Library Technology Lab
It’s playtime! Families can participate in Play & Learn, a weekly event where families with children ages 3 to 5 can enjoy an assortment of toys, games, and activities that foster imagination, creativity, and problem-solving.
Teens will find a calm and relaxing environment at our Study Café to work on homework and other projects. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.
Adults, ages 18 and older, can get together at a monthly event and play favorite games with friends or learn a new one.
Make your move! Come learn the basics of chess and test your skills in a match. All chess materials will be provided.
Join us for a marvelous holiday crafternoon! Make a family keepsake ornament as well as other pieces perfect for decorating your home or to gift to a loved one.
In this graphic novel book club we will hold discussions that dive deep! Members will consider all elements of their monthly reading's composition while sharing their opinions over refreshments and snacks.
Get into the holiday spirit by painting ornaments, creating a holiday card, enjoying refreshments, and joining in a classic holiday game.
Grab your favorite stuffie and put on your jammies, it's time for a Pajama Party! Join us for a monthly evening storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and activities to support early literacy development. Limited seating available.
This four-person harp ensemble will perform a variety of elegantly-scored holiday music.
Learn how to make Pop-Up Cube Cards with a matching envelope! All supplies and light refreshments will be provided.
Interested in reading and discussing books with other library patrons? Join us for the book club at the South Garland Branch Library as we discuss a different book each month and enjoy light refreshments.
Garland Teens, make your voice heard! Join the Teen Advisory Board to help plan teen programs, develop leadership skills, earn volunteer hours, and meet other teens who love the library.
¡Feliz fiestas! Acompáñenos para un espectáculo de juegos donde las familias completarán divertidos desafíos para obtener premios. Gratis para jugar. Espacio limitado.
Happy Haulidays! Join us for a game show extravaganza where families will complete fun challenges for prizes.
Learn the science behind wood laser cutting while creating a work of art for the holidays!
Theme: We Whisk You Happy Holidays – Holiday Bakes.
¡Aprende la ciencia detrás del corte de madera con láser mientras creas una obra de arte para las fiestas navideñas!
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 Karen Archibald, Director of Libraries.
Join us for this monthly scrapbook program where we will discuss themes, techniques, preservation, and articles all while listening to relaxing music and enjoying light refreshments. Supplies will be provided, just bring your own scrapbook!
Seeking teen adventurers! All Dungeons and Dragons skill levels welcome. New players can join at any time.
Ring in the New Year in style with your little ones! We will be celebrating the start of 2024 with crafts, snacks, and dancing. Fancy attire is welcomed.