Library Information for January
Kids Create Zentangles® at Garland Library
Children practice their STEAM art skills by making zentangles® at Art Explorers, a monthly program for children ages 6 through 12 presented by the Nicholson Memorial Library System. The event takes place at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6, at the Walnut Creek Branch Library.
Children attending Art Explorers learn about different types of art, then use their new skills to create their own masterpieces. Attendees at the January event will create zentangles®, abstract drawings that incorporate repetitive patterns, using premade templates, pens, crayons, and markers. Participants may also design their own zentangles® from scratch if they choose.
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 Saturday, Dec. 23. The Walnut Creek Branch Library is located at 3319 Edgewood Drive, in Garland. 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
Kids Make Yarn Art at Garland Library
Children ages 6 through 12 can learn to weave while making yarn art at the Nicholson Memorial Library System’s Books and Beyond program. The event takes place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Central Library.
Books and Beyond consists of book discussions and activities related to monthly themes. Each theme incorporates concepts from STEAM learning: science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Children use their imaginations to explore the themes and complete the activities, all while socializing with others their age and having fun.
Participants at the January program will develop their fine motor skills by practicing weaving three pieces of yarn art, including yarn monsters, woven turtles, and dream catchers. Attendees may make use of their STEAM art skills by choosing the colors and design patterns for their art pieces.
No registration is required to attend this free event. Children must be ages 6 through 12 to attend. The Central Library is located at 625 Austin St., in Downtown Garland. 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 972-205-2516.
Country Singer Performs at Garland Library
Senior citizens can enjoy an hour of country music played by guitarist Bill White at the Nicholson Memorial Library System’s Senior Social Hour program. Dr. White will appear at 2 p.m., on Thursday, Jan. 18 at the Central Library, 625 Austin St., in Downtown Garland.
Bill White is a guitarist who performs country music, including the songs of “Gentleman Jim” Reeves, who was married to White’s aunt. In addition to performing, White has a Doctor of Ministry degree and serves on the advisory board of the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. He was named 2007 Entertainer of the Year by the Texas International Music Association. For this performance, White will present “The Sounds of Classic Country,” songs and stories of the classic artists of the golden age of country music.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Senior Social Hour programs are free and open to anyone 55 years of age and older. Donations of gently-used books and media for the Friends of the Library book sale are accepted at the program. No registration is required to attend the event, but seats do fill up quickly. Doors open 30 minutes prior to performance. 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. Call 972-205-2502 for more information.
Spring Storytimes for Children Begin Jan. 8
The Nicholson Memorial Library System announces Spring Storytimes for children and families, Jan. 8 through April 28, 2018.
Central Library 625 Austin St., 972-205-2516
Toddler Storytime (18-36 mos.) Mondays, 10 a.m.
Preschool Storytime (3-5 yrs.) Mondays, 11 a.m.
North Garland Branch Library
3845 North Garland Ave., 972-205-2804
Wee Read (birth to 18 mos.) Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.
Toddler Storytime (18-36 mos.) Fridays, 10 a.m.
Preschool Storytime (3-5 yrs.) Fridays, 11 a.m.
South Garland Branch Library
4845 Broadway Blvd., 972-205-3934
Toddler Storytime (18-36 mos.) Wednesdays, 10 a.m.
Preschool Storytime (3-5 yrs.) Wednesdays, 11 a.m.
Family Storytime Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.
Walnut Creek Branch Library
3319 Edgewood Drive, 972-205-2585
Family Storytime Tuesdays, 7 p.m.
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.
Garland Library Introduces Winter Reading Challenge for Adults
Garland adults, are you up for a challenge? Be a part of your public library’s debut winter reading challenge this January and February at all Garland Library locations. This year’s theme is Read to Reel, and your task is to read five or more books that have been made into movies.
Participation in the challenge is easy. Beginning Saturday, Jan. 6, pick up a reading log and suggested reading list at the Adult Services Desks of any Garland Library. The first 100 participants to return their log having read five or more books, either from the suggested reading list or of their own choosing, will receive an ‘I Love My Garland Library’ tote bag. All participants who complete the challenge will receive a pin featuring the same graphic. Completed logs will also be entered into a drawing for a grand prize. Logs will be accepted from Feb. 1 through March 3.
The Winter Reading Challenge is open to adults ages 18 and older. For more information about the Winter Reading Challenge, please call 972-205-2501 or visit www.library.garlandtx.gov.