Off The Shelf - Garland Libraries - Fall 2022

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Curbside pickup is available by appointment during regular hours. Call the location nearest you. All Garland library book drops are available 24/7

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Children’s Desk 972-205-2585

Children’s Desk 972-205-2804

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Children’s Desk 972-205-3934 Garland Branch Circulation Desk 972-205-2802 Desk 972-205-2803

Walnut Creek Branch Circulation Desk 972-205-2586 Reference Desk 972-205-2587

Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday 2 to 6 p.m. South Garland Branch - 4845 Broadway Blvd.

North Garland Branch - 3845 N. Garland Ave.

Tuesday and Thursday noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday CLOSED Walnut Creek Branch - 3319 Edgewood Drive

Central Library - 625 Austin St.

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Tuesday and Thursday noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday CLOSED

Tuesday and Thursday noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday CLOSED

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OPEN PLAY 10 a.m. Saturdays, Sept. 10 through Dec. 3 Central Library | 972-205-2516

Tiempo de Cuentos en Español de Preschool 10:30 a.m. los jueves Central Library Thursdays

Attendees ages 3 to 7 will learn tea party etiquette from a T-Rex, play dinosaur-themed games, make dino crafts and enjoy refreshments.

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Baby Bounce & Read (birth-18 months)

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Toddler Time (18-36 months) 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays Central Library 11 a.m. Fridays North Garland Branch Library 11:15 a.m. Fridays South Garland Branch Library

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Preschool Discovery (3-5 years)

9:30 a.m. Thursdays Central Library 10:15 a.m. Wednesdays South Garland Branch Library Family Read & Play 10 a.m. Wednesdays North Garland Branch Library 10:30 a.m. Saturdays Walnut Creek Branch Library 11:15 a.m. Saturdays South Garland Branch Library

Families with children ages 3 to 5 are invited to join The Bookworm Book Club. Each book club meeting will focus on a particular theme. Families are encouraged to read a picture book or an age-appropriate nonfiction book matching the theme and bring it to the meeting to share. Library staff will read another book on the theme aloud before book sharing and extension activities begin. Extension activities will promote early literacy practices and may include arts, crafts or other projects. Themes: September: Pets, October: Space, November: Dinosaurs. T-REX TEA PARTY (AGES 3-7)

LITTLE ART EXPLORERS (AGES 0-5)

It’s playtime! Families can participate in Open Play — the Central Library’s new weekly event, where families with children ages 12 and younger can enjoy free playtime and STEAM activities. BOOKWORM BOOK CLUB 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 20, Oct. 18 and Nov. 15

EARLY LITERACY (AGES 0-5)

9:30 a.m. Tuesdays Central Library 10 a.m. Fridays North Garland Branch Library 10:15 a.m. Fridays South Garland Branch Library

September project: Shape Collages. October project: Big Paintings. November project: Tape Art.

Supports early child development by integrating activities that build motor skills, increase vocabulary, improve symbol recognition and encourage emotional awareness. Focuses on the process of making art rather than the end product.

10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 North Garland Branch Library | 972-205-2804

South Garland Branch Library | 972-205-3933

2:30 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 3, Oct. 1 and Nov. 5

South Garland Branch Library | 972-205-3933

Library.GarlandTX.gov | September - December 2022 | off the shelf | 5 PLAY & LEARN It’s playtime! Families can participate in Play & Learn, a weekly event where families with children ages 0 to 5 can enjoy free playtime. Ages 0 to 5 11 a.m. Wednesdays Sept. 7 through Nov. 30 North Garland Branch Library | 972-205-2804 Ages 3 to 5 10 a.m. Wednesdays Dec. 7 through Jan. 4, 2023 South Garland Branch Library | 972-205-3933 Ages 0 to 3 10 a.m. Fridays Dec. 9 through Jan. 6, 2023 South Garland Branch Library | 972-205-3933 EARLY LITERACY (AGES 0-5)

FAMILY MOVIE TIME 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 North Garland Branch Library | 972-205-2804

FUN FRIGHT FIESTA

Children and families can play a pumpkin-themed bean bag toss game or a count-the-candy guessing game, participate in a scavenger hunt and make Halloween masks. Familyfriendly costumes are encouraged!

ICE CREAM SOCIAL

2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 Central Library | 972-205-2517

FAMILY GAME TIME 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 Central Library | 972-205-2517

Families can celebrate Grandparents’ Day with an ice cream social featuring an ice cream sundae bar with a variety of toppings, a handprint craft and several games to play. RSVP by calling 972-205-3933 if you plan to attend. Children may bring other special people if their grandparents are unable to come.

Walnut Creek Branch Library | 972-205-2585

Families with children of all ages can celebrate Halloween and Día de Los Muertos at the Central Library’s Fun Fright Fiesta. The event will consist of pumpkin decorating, games, crafts, treats and a piñata breaking at 3 p.m. Family-friendly costumes are encouraged!

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2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 South Garland Branch Library | 972-205-3933

Lotería is a popular holiday game played by Hispanic families. Players attempt to fill a card of 16 images as random card images are read aloud. The library version will include several rounds and prizes for those winning each round. Registration is required to attend and begins Wednesday, Dec. 7. Call 972-205-2517 to register.

In ”Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit“ (G), a bumbling inventor and his dog attempt to trap the beast that has been ravaging the neighborhood’s vegetable patches. No registration is required. All children attending the film must be accompanied by a caregiver or guardian.

FAMILIES

LOTERÍA 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21 Central Library | 972-205-2517

Families can celebrate International Games Month and get their game on by playing family-friendly games like Trouble®, Scrabble®, Guess Who® and Candy Land®. This free event is open to families with children of all ages. Registration is not required.

HALLOWEEN BOO BASH 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29

During the week of Oct. 10 - 14, the library will present a different STEAM Lab each day featuring activities on a centralized theme: science activities Monday, Oct. 10; technology activities Tuesday, Oct. 11; engineering activities Wednesday, Oct. 12; art Thursday, Oct. 13; and math Friday, Oct. 14.

2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 Central Library | 972-205-2517

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2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2 and Oct. 10 - 14 Central Library | 972-205-2517

YOUNG AUDIENCES (AGES 6-12)

Families will work together to make cardboard candy dispensers in the shape of pumpkins, a Frankenstein’s monster head or a vampire head using hot glue, cardboard and elastic. Candy will be provided. Registration is required and is limited to 15 groups of four people or less. Each group must contain one adult. To register, call 972-205-2804 beginning Saturday, Sept. 24.

DIY CANDY DISPENSER (CHILDREN AGES 6-12)

10 a.m. Saturdays, Sept. 17, Oct. 15 and Nov. 19

North Garland Branch Library | 972-205-2804

Participants will explore science and engineering concepts while completing hands-on STEAM projects. September project-Coding with Swift Playground, October project: Hydraulic Judo-Bots, November project: 3D Dinosaur Puzzle. Registration required, begins two weeks prior to event dates. Call 972-205-2804 to register.

STEAM LABS (CHILDREN AGES 6-12)

We will paint a colorful Mexican sugar skull to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. All supplies will be provided. Registration is required and begins Saturday, Sept. 24. Call 972-205-3934 to register.

BOOK EXPLORERS (CHILDREN AGES 6-12)

Children can celebrate Native American Heritage Month by listening to the story “We Are Water Protectors” by Carole Lindstrom and Michaela Goade, which introduces the concepts of water and oil pollution. After the story, participants will conduct simple water experiments. Registration is required and is limited to 15 participants. To register, call 972-205-2517 beginning Saturday, Oct. 29.

CANVAS & COOKIES (AGES 6-12)

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North Garland Branch Library | 972-205-2804

Each STEAM Lab will consist of stations featuring activities on a centralized theme. Attendees may take home any project they complete at the event. September theme: Fall.

2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 South Garland Branch Library | 972-205-3934

November project: Acid and Base Cloth Tapestry, December project: Holiday-Themed Wooden Sign. Registration is required and begins two weeks prior to each event. To register, call 972-205-2517.

Teens can participate in a holiday snack-craft challenge à la Netflix’s “Nailed It.” Teens will have a set amount of time to assemble and customize rice crispy trees or snowman cupcakes before the treats are viewed by judges. After judging, teens may eat their creations. Registration is required and is limited to 15 participants. Registration begins Tuesday, Dec. 6. To register, call 972-205-2517.

6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16

2:30 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 24, Oct. 22 and Nov. 26

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD

TEEN AFTER HOURS

TABLETOP ROLE-PLAYING GAMES

3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20

Central Library | 972-205-2517

SILENT LIBRARY

South Garland Branch Library | 972-205-3934

Central Library | 972-205-2517

6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19

Walnut Creek Branch Library | 972-205-2585

Teens will work in teams and win prizes for their efforts. Registration is required and begins Wednesday, Nov. 2. To register, please call 972-205-2517.

TEEN AUDIENCES (AGES 13-17)

Central Library | 972-205-2517

6 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9 and Dec. 14

Central Library | 972-205-2517

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6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10 and Dec. 8

September project: Robotic Arms, October project: Miniature Pumpkin Launchers, November project: String Art. ART HACKS 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 and Dec. 17

Teens can make a difference in their community and earn volunteer hours by joining the Teen Advisory Board. Attend a meeting to apply and discuss future library events, services and materials for teens.

Central Library | 972-205-2517

Tweens and teens ages 10 to 17 will learn different art hacks as well as the science or ideology behind them. They will then try out the art hacks while making their own artwork.

MIDDLE GRADE MAKERS (GRADES 4-8)

Teens will discover their inner detective, analyze evidence and follow clues in order to solve a mystery. Registration is required and begins Saturday, Nov. 5. Call 972-205-3934 to register.

Children in grades four through eight can participate in fun, hands-on STEAM activities. Registration required, begins two weeks prior to event date. Call 972-205-2585 to register.

Teens ages 12 to 17 can play tabletop role-playing games at the Central Library’s new monthly game event. The event will feature single-session tabletop role-playing games that encourage critical thinking, teamwork, and creativity. Registration is required to play and is limited to 20 participants. To register, call 972-205-2517 two weeks prior to event date.

Teens will be presented with STEAM challenges like making ice cream with set ingredients, building structures with limited supplies or moving items in a set amount of time. All challenges must be completed with as little noise as possible.

NAILED IT SNACK CHALLENGE

6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB Central Library | 972-205-2533

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB Library staff and attendees will discuss the selected titles. Central Library | 972-205-2533

“Circling the Sun” by Paula McLain 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20

2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10

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ADULT PROGRAMS (AGES 18+)

Library staff and attendees will discuss the selected titles.

“The Last House Guest” by Megan Miranda 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17

“Winter Counts” by David Heska Wanbli Weiden

“Silver Silence” by Nalini Singh 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3

“The Heron’s Cry” by Ann Cleeves 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8

“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” by Jenny Han

BOOK CLUB

“Ramón and Julieta” by Alana Quintana Albertson 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6

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2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12

“Velvet Was the Night” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

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Library staff and attendees will discuss selected romance titles. South Garland Branch Library | 972-205-3931

South Garland Branch Library | 972-205-3931 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15

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6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1

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“The Matzah Ball” by Jean Meltzer

Readers’ Choice/What Have You Been Reading?

“The Leavers” by Lisa Ko 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15

“Aunt Dimity and the Heart of Gold” by Nancy Atherton BOOK CLUB

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Central Library | 972-205-2533

Patrons who complete their checklists and post them to social media will be entered into a prize drawing.

NATURE SCAVENGER HUNT

MYSTERY NIGHT 6:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28

Adults can get their game on at a new monthly event for patrons 18 and older. Play favorite games with friends or learn a new one. The library will provide playing cards, various board games, puzzles and video games to play.

Adults ages 18 and older can work together to crack the case at Murder Mystery Night at the Library, an after-hours event perfect for a date night or a gathering of friends. Attendees will have to complete three tasks to solve the case: prove the convicted person innocent, disprove the main suspect’s alibi, and find the clue to the real culprit’s identity. Registration is required and begins Friday, Oct. 14. To register, call 972-205-2533. Participants must arrive before 6 p.m.

TRIVIA NIGHT 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 Dos Banderas Restaurant 614 Main St. in Downtown Garland 972-205-2533

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Throughout October It’s October in Texas, and it is starting to cool off! Get outside this month and participate in the Garland Libraries’ Nature Scavenger

Think you’ve got more trivia knowledge than your fellow Garland residents? Show off your skills, win prizes, and earn bragging rights at the Garland Library Trivia Night. Come compete in teams of two to eight players.

ThroughoutHunt!themonth of October, you can download a nature checklist from the library website at Library.GarlandTX.gov. Mark off the items as you find them in your backyard, in Garland parks, or anywhere outdoors. Post your completed checklist to Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #GarlandLibraries or by tagging us at @GarlandLibraryTX (Facebook) or @GarlandLibrary (Twitter).

Did you know that October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month? Learn about shelter dogs, the adoption process and get tips on dog training from staff of the Garland Animal Shelter & Adoption Center. Dogs that are available for adoption will be on-site. Attendees will also be eligible for a prize drawing, with dog treats and toys as prizes.

DOG DAYS 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 Central Library | 972-205-2533

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All locations Do you knit or crochet? If so, Garland libraries have a volunteer opportunity for you! Knit or crochet 7-by-9 inch rectangles and drop them off at any Garland Library location. The libraries will donate the rectangles to Warm Up America, a nonprofit that coordinates volunteers to knit and crochet items for people in need. Donated rectangles will be stitched together and given out at shelters, nursing homes, hospitals and other similar institutions. All rectangles must be returned to a Garland library by Saturday, Nov. 19. Participants will receive one volunteer hour per rectangle donated.

North Garland Branch Library | 972-205-2803

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2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 Central Library | 972-205-2533

5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15

Adults ages 18 and older can create abstract watercolor paintings by placing cutout silhouettes of various animals on canvases, then painting inside the cutouts with watercolors. Registration is required and is limited to 24 participants. Registration begins Saturday, Sept. 10. Call 972-205-3931 to register. 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 North Garland Branch Library | 972-205-2803

WARM UP AMERICA VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Central Library Families can drop in to the Central Library to make holiday ornaments for themselves and for the library tree this November. A maker space area will be set up at the Central Library according to the listed schedule. Supplies and instructions for making several different types of ornaments will be provided. As this is a drop-in event and not a class, no registration will be required.

Adults can make wool-felted ornaments just in time for the holidays. Crafters will learn the process of wool felting by wrapping wool around Styrofoam™ balls and using micro-barbed needles to tighten the wool into shape. All supplies provided. Registration is required and limited to 20 participants. To register, call 972-205-2803 beginning Tuesday, Nov. 22.

ADULTCRAFTSCRAFT WORKSHOPS

North Garland Branch Library | 972-205-2803

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PAINT LIKE PISCASSO

Crafters will use long strips of fabric scraps and a cardboard loom to weave a rug in a traditional Latin pattern. All supplies will be provided. Registration is required and limited to 15 participants ages 18 and older. To register, call 972-205-2803 beginning Thursday, Sept. 1. 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24

ADULT PROGRAMS (AGES 18+)

Participants will use paper, string, and tape to create origami lanterns that really light up, while also learning about circuits and how to put one together. All supplies will be provided. Registration is required and limited to 15 participants. To register, please call 972-205-2803 beginning Thursday, Oct. 27. 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8

Adults ages 18 and older will learn about Picasso’s career as an artist and his participation in different art periods. They can then create a custom masterpiece inspired by one of his works. All supplies are provided. Participants are encouraged to wear clothes that are appropriate for painting. Registration is required to attend and is limited to 10 participants. Registration begins Saturday, Oct. 22. Call 972-205-2533 to register.

5 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, through Thursday, Nov. 17 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, and Saturday, Nov. 19 5 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, through Wednesday, Nov. 30

South Garland Branch Library | 972-205-3931

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6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 6 through Dec. 20* *ESL will not meet Tuesday, Nov. 22 South Garland Branch Library | 972-205-3931

2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20

6 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 12 through Nov. 21 Central Library | 972-205-2533

2 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 3 and 10

Multiple locations Garland libraries will be hosting multiple Holiday Maker Fest events just in time for the holidays!

COMPUTER CLASSES

Adults can attend maker events at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Central Library and at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the South Garland Branch Library. These events will consist of three craft stations each featuring a different holiday ornament. Registration is required to attend and is limited to 24 participants. Registration begins two weeks prior to each event. To register, call 972-205-2533 for the Central Library and 972-205-3931 for the South Garland Branch Library.

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Participation in library computer classes is free and open to adult Garland residents. Registration is required and begins two weeks before each class. Call 972-205-2533 to register. All classes take place at the Central Library.

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Improve your general English skills in a casual setting. Attendees may practice their conversation skills, build their vocabulary, learn about American culture and meet a diverse group of people.

MOUSE & KEYBOARDING FOR BEGINNERS

2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6

DESKTOP & FILE MANAGEMENT

2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15

Families can also participate at an all ages maker event at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Walnut Creek Branch Library. This event will consist of four craft stations, with three holiday ornaments and one station for gift wrap. Registration is not required.

2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4

Attendees will watch as staff demonstrate how to make snack foods using an air fryer. Staff will go over how the fryer works, offer tips and tricks, and hand out recipes at the events. Samples of food made with the fryer will also be available for the audience to try. October: Fair Food. November: Holiday Snacks. 6:30NANOWRIMOp.m.Mondays, Nov. 7 and Nov. 21

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To celebrate, aspiring novelists can attend two writing workshops. The first workshop, How to Write, will be held Monday, Nov. 7. This workshop will focus on the basics of creative writing, including getting started, plotting and general writing tips. The second workshop, on Monday, Nov. 21, will explore character development. Registration is required to attend each workshop and begins two weeks prior to each event. You do not need to attend the first workshop in order to participate in the second. Call 972-205-2533 to register.

Central Library

2:30 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 15 and Nov. 12

Adults interested in learning the basics of HTML coding can enroll in a four-week course. Participants in the class will set up a free CodeAcademy® account and work through HTML lessons covering elements and structure, tables and form. Registration is required to attend and is limited to 10 participants ages 18 and older. Registrants must have an email address, basic computer skills and plan to attend all four course meetings. Registration will begin Tuesday, Sept 20. Call 972-205-2533 to register.

EVERY BODY YOGA

Adults can learn the basics of yoga from a professional yoga instructor. Attendees must provide their own blanket, towel, or yoga mat and are encouraged to exercise within limits of their abilities and fitness levels.

2 p.m. Fridays, Sept. 9 through Nov. 18

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)!

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A Library card is available to residents of Garland and surrounding communities. You must be 18 with a valid photo ID to get your own library card. Otherwise, a parent or legal guardian with ID will need to cosign. Please bring your unexpired official state photo ID (Texas driver’s license, Texas ID, Matricula, out of state license) with your full name and current address on the ID. If the ID does not show your current address, you must present proof of address. Acceptable items for proof of address include current utility bill, lease agreement, auto insurance or bank statement. The proof of address has to have your name on it. Replacing a Card If you had a card and need to replace it, bring your current, unexpired official state photo ID and a $2 replacement fee to any Garland library to get a new card. What types of identification do I need to get a library card? Please bring your unexpired, official state photo ID (Texas driver’s license, Texas ID, Passport, Matricula, out of state license) with your full name and current address on the ID. If the ID does not show your current address, you must present proof of address. Acceptable items for proof of address include current utility bill, lease agreement, auto insurance or bank statement. The proof of address has to have your name on it. People with addresses in northeast Texas will be eligible for full library cards. If you have any questions, call the Circulation Desk at 972-205-2524.

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While we are not charging late fines, we are charging for lost items. When an item is seven days overdue, your account will be charged the replacement cost of the item, plus a processing fee. You will be responsible for those charges until you bring back the overdue item.

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What can I do with Garland’s library app? Search the Nicholson Memorial Library System’s catalog for books, DVDs, audiobooks and more Search for e-books and e-audio Place holds on library materials your account to see what you have on hold, have checked out and renew your materials locations and hours Go to the library’s Facebook and Twitter pages the library’s upcoming events and use your library card from your phone Link family members’ cards to your app these options in Preferences so that what you use most is front and center through iTunes and Google Play stores

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HelpNow’s skills-building service goes beyond general homework assistance. It uses state-aligned lessons to help students master core academic skills, such as reading, writing and mathematics.

of The Library Online. The resource offers students several ways to get help with their schoolwork, including a tutoring service, state-aligned skills building, a writing lab, and study and collaboration tools. The popular online tutoring service allows students of all ages to connect one-on-one with a carefully screened tutor. Tutoring sessions can be conducted in English or Spanish. Tutors are available for students in kindergarten, first through 12th grades, and college in a wide range of subjects including math, science, social studies, English and reading.

HelpNow’s study and collaboration tools include resources to record and archive student work, create or select flashcards from a vast library, or set up group study areas for live tutoring with friends and colleagues. Students can set up their own test center to study for state and national tests and create Learning Accounts to save test results to share with a tutor for personalized skills-building lessons. The Library Online’s HelpNow resource can be accessed at the Garland libraries or from home computers. Services are available seven days a week from 3 to 10 p.m. To access HelpNow, visit Library.GarlandTX.gov and select Online Resources. A Garland library card can be obtained by presenting a valid Texas driver’s license or ID. Patrons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to apply for a library card.

Help with Homework from The Library Online

It’s back to school time, and that means back to homework. But homework does not have to be a struggle this year. Students who want or need extra help can receive free homework assistance through the Garland library’s HelpNow online HelpNowresource.ispart

The writing lab allows students to receive live writing assistance or to upload papers or reports for analysis related to word choice, sentence fluency and organizational structure. Papers are returned to students within 24 hours with constructive criticism.

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Library.GarlandTX.gov | September - December 2022 | off the shelf | 17 A LIFE.STORIESBRINGSCARDLIBRARYTO A library card is available to residents of Garland and communities.surroundingYou must be 18 or older with a valid photo ID to get your own library card. Visit any one of the four library locations to get your library card today. Any questions? Call 972-205-2524. We’ll be glad to help. Request outreach services from your Garland public libraries. If you would like library staff to host a booth or present information on library services and resources to your organization, visit our website at Library.GarlandTX.gov, to fill out our new outreach request form. Coming soon! Library Outreach Scan to fill out the form.

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The Nicholson Memorial Library System’s Friends of the Library organization announces its Fall Book Sale at the South Garland Branch Library, 4845 Broadway Blvd.

Take some time now to clean out your closets and bookshelves and donate the books and media that you no longer need or want. Items the library does not add to the collection are passed along to the Friends of the Library for their annual book sale. Items the library and the Friends will take include: foreign languages Magazines DVDs CDs Donated items may be dropped off at any Garland library location. Monies earned by the Friends of the Library from their book sale are used for library programming and projects. Your donations benefit the Garland libraries!

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Friends membership forms are available at all Garland library locations during normal operating hours and online at Library.GarlandTX.gov. To locate the printable form online, click on “About Us,” then “Friends of the Library,” and finally, click on “Membership Form.”

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The book sale will be open to Friends members only from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20. The sale will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21 and 22. Admission to the book sale is free. Shoppers may find great bargains on a wide variety of adult and children's books, fiction and nonfiction, paperback and hardcover, and reference books, as well as puzzles, DVDs, audio books, computer games and more.

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Do you need to set up a new device, create an email account, or build a resume? Garland’s Central Library is now offering Book a Librarian — appointments with professional librarians who can help with these types of tasks. Patrons may register for a set number of 30-minute or hourlong appointments per month. Each in-person appointment will be staffed by a librarian who will help registrants with library resources or technology. Interested patrons may register for Book a Librarian online at the library’s website — Library.GarlandTX.gov. Due to liability issues, librarians are unable to assist patrons with tutoring; proofreading; or legal, financial or medical advice. Patrons using Book a Librarian must be Garland residents and have valid Garland library cards. The Central Library is located at 625 Austin St. in Downtown Garland. 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 on Book a Librarian, visit Library. GarlandTX.gov or call 972-205-2533.

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