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Preschool Storytime is designed for ages 3 to 5-year-olds and their caregivers. Enjoy books, songs, exploring colors, letters, numbers, and much more that will help develop your preschooler's early literacy skills.
Los tiempos de cuento consistirán de diferentes temas cada semana incluyendo la familia, el amor, el amistad, los animales y la comida, que a su vez destacará nuestra colección en Español para niños. Se explorará un enfoque en la prealfabetización y alfabetización temprana en Inglés y Español junto con baile, canto y manualidades ocasionales.
The story times will consist of different themes every week including family, love, holidays, friendship, animals and food, which in turn will highlight our Spanish youth collection. A focus on pre-literacy and early literacy in both English and Spanish will be explored along with dancing, singing and occasional crafts.
Once a month on the first Thursday in the month, have a room available for adult citizens (18+) to gather and play board games, video games, cards or work puzzles provided by the Library.
Do you like to read romance novels? Join our new book club and get your fill of all things romance!
Babies, birth to 18 months, and their caregivers will learn, play, and grow together in this lap-sit storytime that introduces books, rhymes, tickles, and bounces designed to incorporate early literacy practices into their everyday lives.
Toddler Time is a storytime for children ages 18 months to 3 years old. Toddler Time storytimes will be a mixture of age appropriate stories, songs, rhymes, flannelboard stories, crafts, and parachute play.
Join us for some lively stories, songs, and rhymes that will help your little ones develop early literacy skills needed to learn, play, and grow. This storytime is designed for ages 18mos – 3yrs and their caregivers.
Stop by the library every Saturday for some fun open play! ¡Pase por la biblioteca todos los Sábados para disfrutar de un divertido juego abierto!
The whole family will learn, play, and grow during this interactive storytime full of stories, creative movement, and songs that will strengthen listening, language, and literacy skills. We will use books, movement activities, songs, rhymes, manipulative, and extensions that promote the growth of the child's literacy, brain, and emotional development. We will also model ways caregivers can interact, engage, and be their child's first teacher.
Families with children ages 0 - 5 years will learn, play, and grow during this interactive storytime full of stories, creative movement, songs, and much more!
In this craft program, patrons will have the ability to make up to three holiday decorations or ornaments.
Meeting once a week, this interactive conversation group is geared toward improving every day skills in a casual setting.
In this program we will create unique Wool Felted Ornaments by the process of needle felting.
The Teen Advisory Board is a group of teens who help give a voice to the desires of teens for library programming.
Create your own festive gifts and ornaments this holiday season at our Holiday Maker Fest!
Once a month on the second Saturday, adult (18+) patrons will gather at the Central Library to discuss that month’s mystery or thriller book selection.
Join us for a fun afternoon creating holiday themed crafts! This event will consist of four craft stations, with three holiday ornaments and one station for gift wrap. Registration is not required.
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.
Team Tabletop will be a monthly program on Wednesday evenings featuring single-session tabletop role playing games (One-Shot TTRPGs).
Adult Book Club meets at 6:30 on the third Thursday of the month at South Garland Branch Library for a lively discussion.
Novel Ideas is Central Library's new teen book club. Meeting once a month, participants will discuss a book they have read individually.
Join us for a seasonal a capella quartet performance and audience sing-a-long by the Smooth Brew Quartet!
Art Hackers will be a two class program in which each class will focus on a different art hack and explain the science or ideology behind why it works.
Inspired by the Netflix show Nailed It!, this program allows teens to express their creativity through holiday-themed snacks - the wackier, the better!
In celebration of the Holiday season, Lotería is a popular holiday tradition amongst Hispanic families.
Families of young children are invited to ring in the new year with this Noon Year's Eve party.