News Release Nicholson Memorial Library System

Violinist Plays Folk Music at Garland Library’s Senior Social Hour 

LibraryProfessional violinist Lev Kardonsky brings folk music to the Nicholson Memorial Library System’s Senior Social Hour at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15, at the Central Library, 625 Austin St., in Downtown Garland.

Mr. Kardonsky discovered his passion for the violin at age six. He graduated from the Lithuanian State Conservatory and has appeared with the City of Riga State Theater of Musical Comedy, the Latvian National Opera, and the Riga Ballet Theater. Since his arrival in the United States, Kardonsky has performed with the Fort Worth Symphony and the Fort Worth Opera. He was also nominated for a GRAMMY®. For this performance, Mr. Kardonsky will present popular Yiddish and European folk music, including “If I Were a Rich a Man,” from the musical Fiddler on the Roof.

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 during the program. No registration is required to attend the event, but seats do fill up quickly. Doors open 30 minutes prior to performance.

Story TimeSpring Story times for Children Begin

The Nicholson Memorial Library System announces Spring Storytimes for children and families, Jan. 5 through April 25, 2015.


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.