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.
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.
Programs and events geared to elementary school age children plus toddlers and babies.
Art Explorers: Magical Agamograph
Art Explorers will create an Agamograph. Agamographs are 3-D art made with two to three images. The participants will create two separate images of fantastical landscapes to make their own Magical Agamograph.
4- 8.5 x 11 sheets of cardstock
Video will be posted 2:30 p.m., Thursday, July 9
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
Craft supplies for program will be offered to the first 15 participants 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.
Programs and events for junior high and high school age kids. Regular events include gaming parties.
Tween Scene (Ages 10-13) - Origami Dragon Eyes
Tween will learn how to fold a square sheet of paper into a blinking dragon eye. While folding, the participants will also begin to draw and color the dragon’s eye and the scales. The tweens may be able to complete more than one eye if they are quick artists.
Drawing tool (pencil, pen, marker, etc.)
Paper (copy paper or whatever paper)
Coloring tools (crayons, colored pencils, markers, etc.)
Video will be posted 2:30 p.m., Thursday, July 2
Teen Advisory Board
Teens ages 13 to 17 can make a difference in their community by joining the Garland Library Teen Advisory Board. Teens will discuss how the library can serve their age group in terms of events, materials, and services. Participants will receive volunteer hours for attending.
6:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, July 8
Please call and register to receive the Zoom invite. In addition to helping improve library service to teens, serving on the Advisory Board allows teens to socialize with their peers. Teens who apply for board membership need parental consent and must attend two consecutive meetings and a total of eight meetings per year to officially serve as members.
Adult Book Club on Zoom (Adults)
Attend Online Book Club to discuss what you have been reading.
6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 9 - Texas themed books
Need some Texas book suggestions?
Cook the Book - Facebook Edition
July Theme: Meat
Our Cook the Book event has gone virtual. Foodies can participate in this tasteful book discussion group by:
- Choosing a recipe: find a cookbook you want to checkout from your Garland Library, use OverDrive ( ), a website, or your own cookbook. Feel free to base your selection on ingredients you already have.
- Cooking! Be sure to take a photo before you eat.
- Check back on July 28 for a Facebook post to share your dish.
On July 28:
- Post a photo of your dish in the Facebook post comments.
- Be sure to include the dish’s name, what cookbook/website you used, and how it went!
- See something someone else made that looks yummy? Be sure to tell them!
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.