Library Events & Programming

  1. FAMILIES
  2. CHILDREN 
  3. TEENS & TWEENS
  4. ADULTS
  5. STORYTIMES

Family programs are designed for all ages to attend.These would include the Family Movie Nights and exhibits planned throughout the year.

Drawing of acorns and a leafFall Storytimes for families begin August 19

The Nicholson Memorial Library System announces Summer Storytimes for children and families, Aug. 19 through Nov. 23, 2019.


South Garland Branch Library
4845 Broadway Blvd., 972-205-3934
Family Storytime: Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. Aug. 24 - Nov. 23

Walnut Creek Branch Library
3319 Edgewood Drive, 972-205-2585
Family Storytime: Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Aug. 20 - Nov. 19

Due to planned construction, event locations are subject to change. 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.


Picture of many different dog breeds sitting in a rowBreed Selection and Choosing the Right Dog for You at the South Garland Branch Library

Amanda Fedric will be touching on a range of topics including Breed Categories, Common Breed Personality Traits, Common Behavioral Problems, and Inaccurate Breed Stereotypes. 


7 p.m., Thursday, October 10
South Garland Branch Library
972-205-3931

No registration required. This event is hosted by the Garland Public Libraries, in association with Garland Animal Services, and presented by Amanda Fedric Dog Training.  Families are welcome to attend but please leave the pups at home.


Child’s drawing of stick figure kids doing cartwheels in grassMusic, Movement, and Making: A Special Storytime for Families

Join us for a special music, movement, and art storytime on the Square in Downtown Garland. Kids and families can learn about yoga, mindfulness, and caring for themselves and others as they practice yoga poses and create Kindness Rocks that they can leave anywhere in downtown for someone else to find.


9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 12
Downtown Garland - on the Square
972-205-2516

This is a free event, no registration required.


Graphic of a rocket shooting into spaceStomp Rockets Workshop

Summer Reading may have ended, but adults and families can continue having space-themed fun by building and launching their own rockets this October. A stomp rocket is a small rocket that is placed on a launcher and powered by stepping on an air pump. Participants at the library’s Stomp Rockets Workshop will use a provided pattern to assemble and decorate a paper rocket. They may then take their rockets to the back lawn of the library to launch. 

2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26
Central Library
Registration opens Saturday, Oct. 12
972-205-2501

Registration is required to attend and is limited to fifteen families.  Due to planned construction, event locations are subject to change.

Publicity disclaimer

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.