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.


Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse movie posterLet’s Go to the Movies: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Families can enjoy free movies at the Nicholson Memorial Library System’s South Garland Branch Library this fall. The next event in the program series, Let’s Go to the Movies, consists of a screening of 2018’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. In the film, Miles Morales is a teen in New York struggling with school and friends. After Miles encounters original Spiderman and NYC savior Peter Parker in the multiverse, he learns that he must begin training to become the new Spider-Man. The movie is rated PG. 

2:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16
South Garland Branch Library
972-205-3933

Doors open 15 minutes prior to the events. Seating is limited. No registration is required, and all ages may attend these events. Free popcorn and water are available while supplies last.


picture of Paddington BearChristmas on the Square: Free Holiday Crafts and meet Paddington!

Children can make free holiday crafts at the Library booth during the City of Garland’s Christmas on the Square event. Stop by the Library booth for information about library services and meet Paddington Bear from the popular children’s picture book series by Michael Bond. Visit the Friends of the Library booth for an additional craft.


5 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 5
Downtown Garland

Due to weather conditions, Christmas on the Square events are subject to change and/or cancellation. Crafts will be available while supplies last. The Central Library will close at 5 p.m. on Dec. 5.  For more information about the Library’s booth, call 972-205-2516. For more information about Christmas on the Square visit www.christmasonthesquare.com.


Lego 2 movie posterFamily Movie: The Lego Movie 2 at the Walnut Creek Branch Library

Bring a blanket and attend a free movie with your family. In The Lego Movie 2, five years have passed and everything is no longer awesome in Bricksburg. Aliens from the planet Duplo have invaded and are destroying everything faster than it can it be rebuilt. It will take all the courage and creativity Emmett, Lucy, and Batman have to set things right. The movie is rated PG.  

6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 10
Walnut Creek Branch Library
972-205-2585

Doors open 15 minutes prior to the event. Seating is limited. No registration is required, and all ages may attend these events. Refreshments are available while supplies last.


Pokemon logoCatch Pokémon and Earn Z-Crystals at the North Garland Branch Library

Pokémon enthusiasts may visit the North Garland Branch Library to participate in a Pokémon-themed scavenger hunt. The scavenger hunt will consist of eight activities that will help patrons learn about their library. Participants will earn one Z-Crystal from the Alola region for each activity completed. 


10 a.m. and 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 28
North Garland Branch Library
972-205-2804

No registration is required and all ages are welcome to participate.

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.