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  1. Mon Feb. 26

    1. Baby Bounce & Read (birth-18 months) at the Central Library Express Babies, birth to 18 months, and their caregivers will learn, play, and grow together in this lap-sit...
      Baby Bounce & Read (birth-18 months) at the Central Library Express
    2. Art Club at the Central Library Express Art Club members will explore the world of art by using different art mediums and techniques to crea...
      Art Club at the Central Library Express
    3. ESL Conversation Group / Clases De Conversación En Inglés en Google Meet An interactive conversation group for English learners is geared toward improving every day skills i...
      ESL Conversation Group / Clases De Conversación En Inglés en Google Meet
  1. Tue Feb. 27

    1. Toddler Time (18-36 months) at the Central Library Express Toddler Time is a storytime for children ages 18 months to 3 years old. Toddler Time storytimes will...
      Toddler Time (18-36 months) at the Central Library Express
    2. Tech Hour at the South Garland Branch Library Need help with a device or have a computer question? Come by South Garland Branch Library any Tuesda...
      Tech Hour at the South Garland Branch Library
    3. Craft Night / Noche De Arte en la Biblioteca Central Express Let’s get creative! / ¡Seamos creativos!
      Craft Night / Noche De Arte en la Biblioteca Central Express
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  1. Renovation Info
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Garland’s Central Library will undergo renovations beginning April 16. The renovations will incorporate life and safety upgrades to the building, as well as changes to make the library more attractive and functional for the community. Expected changes include additional study and meeting spaces, a revamped community room, and a redesigned children’s area. 

The renovations will likely take 12 to 14 months to complete. In the interim, the Central Library will serve the community from a temporary location at the former Garland Women’s Activities Building, 713 Austin St., just down the street from the current library site. 

What hours will the temporary Central Library be open? 
Central Library Express – will retain the same hours of operation: 
Sunday: 2 to 6 p.m. 
Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

What services will be available at the temporary location? 
During the renovation, library staff will provide service to the downtown area from both Central Library Express in the former Women's Activities Building (Central Library Express) and the library kiosk planned for installation near the Downtown Square.  

Central Library Express will offer: 
Wireless Internet access, public computers, and other technology 
Reference services 
Indoor and outdoor programming for all ages with limited seating 
New and in-demand materials collections 
Holds pickup area 
Browsing collection (kiosk on the Square) 

Will service at Garland’s branch libraries be affected? 
There are no planned disruptions because of the Central Library renovation, but your branch may be busier than it has been in the past.  We are planning for this and will do our best to make this a positive experience for everyone. 

Branch Hours: 
Tuesday and Thursday: 12 to 8 p.m. 
Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Sunday and Monday: closed