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On this day in 1974 the Garland Landmark Museum was dedicated. The museum's original location was behind City Hall at Museum Plaza. Currently, it is at Walnut and Sixth Streets in Heritage Crossing.
Central Library Express
Stop by every Friday morning for some fun open play! For children ages 0-6. No reservation required.
¡Acompáñenos todos los lunes y viernes para disfrutar de un divertido juego abierto! Para niños entre 0-6 años. No es necesario registrarse.
Lego® Club members (ages 6-17) will enhance their creativity by participating in new STEAM-related challenges each month.
Little ones will explore, be creative, and use their imaginations through different art activities! Discover the process of making art as we strengthen early literacy skills.
In September we will create works of art with tape and watercolors!
Garland Animal Shelter & Adoption Center
Join us for a free vaccine clinic with Operation Kindness from 8 to 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 3. At 10 a.m., we will dedicate the Abe J. Tuggle Walking Trail, the newest amenity at The Garland Animal Shelter & Adoption Center. Beginning Sunday, Sept. 3, the walking trail will be open to the public from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., providing a serene environment for our residents and their pets to go for a stroll.
Need help with a device or have a computer question? Come by South Garland Branch Library any Tuesday from 2-3 p.m. to get assistance with your technology needs!
Let’s get creative! Join us every Tuesday night for an hour of crafting the whole family can enjoy. Drop in between 6-7 p.m.
Biblioteca Central Express
¡Seamos creativos! Acompáñenos todos los Martes por la noche para una hora de manualidades que puede disfrutar toda la familia. ¡Pase entre 6-7pm!
South Garland Branch Library Technology Lab
Mejore su inglés general en un espacio casual.
Improve your general English skills in a casual setting.
Learn, play, and grow in this storytime designed for toddlers, ages 18 months to 3 years, and their caregivers! With books, songs, rhymes, and movement, toddlers will develop early literacy skills to help them grow and have fun.
The Garland City Council holds its Work Session at 6 p.m. preceding Tuesday City Council meetings. Check the agenda for the link.
The Garland City Council holds its Regular Session at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Check the agenda for the link.
Join us for this three-part series in learning the basics of professional writing to prepare for projects, college applications, or career opportunities.
Teens will find a calm and relaxing environment at our Study Café to work on homework and other projects. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.
Babies, from newborns to 18 months, and their caregivers can learn, play and grow in this storytime designed to engage our youngest patrons with rhymes, songs, bounces, and books. Activities will incorporate early literacy practices that caregivers can bring into their babies' everyday lives.
This Spanish Storytime is dedicated to preparing your child for entering school. Join us for stories and songs as we learn school subjects and, most importantly, the skills needed to read.
Este tiempo de cuentos en Español se dedica a preparar a su hijo para ingresar a la escuela. Acompáñenos para unos cuentos y cantos mientras aprendemos sobre temas escolares y lo más importante, las habilidades necesarias para leer.
Children ages 3-5 will learn, play, and grow during this interactive storytime full of stories, creative movement, and songs that will strengthen listening, language, and literacy skills.
Make time for Play! Play and Learn offers educational toys and games, books, and early literacy activities. It's the perfect place to play, learn, grow, and socialize. Play and Learn is for children of all ages and their caregivers.
The Garland Parks & Recreation Board meets on the first Wednesday of each month.
Come to the North Garland Branch Library to create a Melted Wax Tree Art. All supplies will be provided.
Adults, ages 18 and older, can get together at a monthly event and play favorite games with friends or learn a new one.
Walnut Creek Branch Library Program Room
The Garland Senior Citizens Advisory Commission meets at 9 a.m. the first Thursday of each month. Check the agenda for the link.
The City of Garland is planning improvements for Wynn Joyce Park, 2222 Oates Road. The public is invited to provide input as to what amenities they would prefer to see in the park.
Granville Arts Center
Adults can learn the basics of yoga from a professional yoga instructor.
Come learn about Central’s Maker Space and develop maker techniques like laser cutting, 3D design, 3D printing, vinyl cutting (Cricut), soldering, and more.
Los adolescentes (de 13 a 17 años) y los adultos son bienvenidos a utilizar las herramientas y recursos del Maker Space de la biblioteca. Una variedad de materiales de manualidades estará disponible para crear con ellos.
Teens (ages 13-17) and adults are welcome to use the library’s Maker Space tools and resources. A variety of craft supplies will be available to create with.
The Garland Evening Lions Club presents magician CJ Johnson.
Venga a aprender del maker space de la Biblioteca Central y desarrolle técnicas de creador como el corte por láser, diseño 3D, impresión 3D, corte de vinilo (Cricut), soldadura y más.
Babies (6-18 months) will listen to a short story and then work on a baby-safe painting activity related to the story.
Celebrate Grandparent’s Day at the South Garland Branch Library’s Ice Cream Social! Children and grandparents can enjoy an ice cream sundae, make a family craft, and enjoy fun games.
Participants will have the opportunity to experiment with colors and put their creativity to the test. Simply drop some paint onto a canvas and spread it with a squeegee, no paint brushes needed.
It’s playtime! Families can participate in Play & Learn, a weekly event where families with children ages 0 to 5 can enjoy an assortment of toys, games, and activities that foster imagination, creativity, and problem-solving.
A fun, interactive program filled with stories, songs and playtime! 10:30 Playtime with friends 11:00 Family Storytime
The new Garland High School, located at 310 S. Garland Ave. is dedicated today in 1936. The previous Garland High School was located on Ninth Street.
The purpose of the Library Board is to advise the City Council on problems relating to the Public Library and to recommend plans and programs to promote the library system for the city. The Board approves library policies, long range plans, and other pertinent documents as they are recommended by Karen Archibald, Director of Libraries.
The Garland Plan Commission holds its Regular Meeting at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of each month. Check the agenda for the link.
Grab your favorite stuffie and put on your jammies, it's time for a Pajama Party! Join us for a monthly evening storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and activities to support early literacy development. Limited seating available.
Master the basic functions of the mouse, learn how to control the mouse to navigate around a computer screen, and become familiar with the keyboard’s important keys and functions.
Garland Teens, make your voice heard! Join the Teen Advisory Board to help plan teen programs, develop leadership skills, earn volunteer hours, and meet other teens who love the library.
Participants will play fun, active games focused on gaining literacy skills needed for lifelong readers. Each attendee will receive a literacy take-home gift.
Come and make a felted doll in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month!
Children ages 6-12 will utilize science, math, engineering and design skills to build a maze using household materials.
Make your move! Come learn the basics of chess and test your skills in a match. All chess materials will be provided.
It is never too early or too late to get your estate in order. Hear from a Dallas Association of Lawyers attorney about why estate planning is crucial, the different aspects of estate planning, and helpful local resources.
Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Hispanic Month! Join Cara Mía Theatre Company and make a dream catcher inspired by the artistic traditions of Mexico.
Calling all Wings of Fire fans! Celebrate your favorite dragon series with crafts, games, and activities. You don't have to be familiar with the book series to enjoy this program.
April Sanders is a married mother of one, but she wants more, much more. Caught in a cycle of life and being a wife to her husband Charles, she fancies a fresh beginning. Her words though become spellbinding and self-fulfilling. At times it seems to be more than her imagination driving her. She demands change, by any means, however maniacal that may be. This is a story of dire transformation, the wiles of a jaded spouse.
The Garland City Council holds its Work Session at 6 p.m. on Mondays preceding Tuesday City Council meetings. Check the agenda for the link.
District 1 Road and Bridge Office
The Dallas County Parks and Open Space program is currently developing a new Master Plan for the preserves throughout the county. Dallas County will hold a series of public meetings to inform the public about the plan process and collect public feedback to incorporate into the plan. The Dallas County Open Space Plan will help guide enhancements and improvements to the county preserves over the next 10 years. Spanish and Vietnamese translators will be available at the Garland meeting. Traductor de español disponible. Có phiên d?ch viên ti?ng Vi?t.
Today in 1902 Garland High School (then on 9th Street) was inaugurated.
Join us for this monthly scrapbook program where we will discuss themes, techniques, preservation, and articles all while listening to relaxing music and enjoying light refreshments. Supplies will be provided, just bring your own scrapbook!
Join us for a riveting afternoon featuring multi-faceted vocalist, Matt Tolentino.
Seeking teen adventurers! All Dungeons and Dragons skill levels welcome. New players can join at any time.
Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Join Cara Mía Theatre Company and make your own painted mask inspired by the artistic traditions of Mexico.
Interested in reading and discussing books with other library patrons? Join us for the book club at the South Garland Branch Library as we discuss a different book each month and enjoy light refreshments.
The Community Multicultural Commission meets at 6 p.m. the third Thursday of each month.
Bring a stuffie friend and wear your favorite jammies, it’s time for a Pajama Party!
Theme: Don't Sweet the Small Stuff - Cookie Bakes
Join us for an afternoon of chess with the University of Texas at Dallas Chess Team. Learn more about chess, improve your chess game, and play a team member.
Los niños de 6 a 12 años disfrutarán con divertidos retos de temática otoñal mientras aprenden a resolver problemas.
Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Join Cara Mía Theatre Company and make your own papel picado inspired by the artistic traditions of Mexico.
Children ages 6-12 will enjoy fun autumn-themed challenges while learning problem-solving skills.
Learn from a Dallas County Master Gardener about the best trees for your space. We will explore proper placement, function, watering needs, and pest issues.
Bring your grandmas, grandpas, abuelos, and abuelas for a fun Grandparents Day celebration that will include a storytime, crafts, photo stations, and refreshments!
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Gain an understanding of the three major sections of a desktop, learn how to open and close files, folders and programs, and distinguish between file types.
Interested in reading and discussing mysteries and thrillers with other library patrons? Join us for the mystery book club at the Walnut Creek Branch Library as we discuss a different book each month and enjoy light refreshments.
South Garland Branch Library Program Room
All ages can come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the North Garland Branch Library! View the Garland Latino Heritage Exhibit, listen to Speaker Mrs. Sylvia Valle, and stay for the Folklórico Ballet featuring the North Garland High School World Dance Team, and enjoy refreshments.
Wackadoo! Families with children ages 3-7 years may spend quality time playing a variety of activities and games inspired by the Heeler Family’s playtimes in the TV Show “Bluey.”
In this graphic novel book club we will hold discussions that dive deep! Members will consider all elements of their monthly reading's composition while sharing their opinions over refreshments and snacks.
Children in grades four through eight can explore STEAM concepts while completing fun, hands-on learning activities.