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.


Mary Poppins Returns Movie PosterLet’s Go to the Movies: Mary Poppins Returns at the South Garland Branch Library

Families can enjoy free movies that are based on books at the Nicholson Memorial Library System’s South Garland Branch Library this fall. The September Let’s Go to the Movies will be 2018’s Mary Poppins Returns. In the film, nanny Mary Poppins returns to London decades after her first visit. While there, Poppins helps the now-grown Banks siblings and Michael’s children deal with personal loss and rediscover the joy of living. The movie is rated PG. 

2:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21
South Garland Branch Library
972-205-3933

October: Jumanji: Into the Jungle (PG-13) (Interactive movie for teens)
November: Spiderman – Into the Spider-verse (PG) (Family movie)

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. 


Graphic of a rocket shooting into spaceStomp Rockets Workshop

Summer Reading may have ended, but adults and families can continue having space-themed fun by building and launching their own rockets this October. A stomp rocket is a small rocket that is placed on a launcher and powered by stepping on an air pump. Participants at the library’s Stomp Rockets Workshop will use a provided pattern to assemble and decorate a paper rocket. They may then take their rockets to the back lawn of the library to launch. 

2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26
Central Library
Registration opens Saturday, Oct. 12
972-205-2501

Registration is required to attend and is limited to fifteen families.  Due to planned construction, event locations are subject to change.

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.