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  1. Thu Jun. 8

    1. Cuentos y Cantos at the Central Library Express Este tiempo de cuentos en Español se dedica a preparar a su hijo para ingresar a la escuela. Acompáñ...
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    2. Summer Reading Adventure Interactive Labs at the Walnut Creek Branch Library: Mad Science Join Mad Science for an exciting interactive presentation themed around the Library's Summer Reading...
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    3. STEAM Club at South Garland Branch Library Explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Children ages 6-10 will discover and create...
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    4. Summer Reading Adventure Interactive Labs at the Walnut Creek Branch Library: Mad Science Join Mad Science for an exciting presentation themed around the Library's Summer Reading Adventure a...
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    5. Computer Classes at the South Garland Branch Library: Mouse and Keyboarding for Beginners Master the basic functions of the mouse, learn how to control the mouse to navigate around a compute...
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    6. Teen Advisory Board at the Central Library Express Teens can make a difference in their community and earn volunteer hours by joining the Teen Advisory...
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  1. Fri Jun. 9

    1. Play & Learn at the Central Library Express Stop by every Monday and Friday morning for some fun open play! For children ages 0-6. No reservatio...
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    2. Toddler Time at the North Garland Branch Library Learn, play, and grow in this storytime designed for toddlers, ages 18 months to 3 years, and their ...
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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