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  1. Thu Feb. 22

    1. Preschool Discovery (3-5 years) at the Central Library Express Preschool Discovery is designed for ages 3 to 5-year-olds and their caregivers. Enjoy books, songs, ...
      Preschool Discovery (3-5 years) at the Central Library Express
    2. Computer Classes at the South Garland Branch Library: Getting on the Internet Learn about the different parts of websites and practice basic Internet searching.
      Computer Classes at the South Garland Branch Library: Getting on the Internet
    3. Teen Advisory Board (Ages 13-17) at the South Garland Branch Library Teens can make a difference in their community and earn volunteer hours by joining the Teen Advisory...
      Teen Advisory Board (Ages 13-17) at the South Garland Branch Library
    4. Adulting 101 (Ages 13-17) at the Central Library Express Join us for these crash courses in Adulting 101 – learning some basic life skills for being a grown-...
      Adulting 101 (Ages 13-17) at the Central Library Express
    5. Mystery Book Club: The Midnight Witness at the Walnut Creek Branch Library Adult book club for lovers of mysteries and thrillers. This club meets at the Walnut Creek Branch, o...
      Mystery Book Club: The Midnight Witness at the Walnut Creek Branch Library
  1. Fri Feb. 23

    1. Toddler Time (18-36 months) at the North Garland Branch Library Toddler Time is a storytime for children ages 18 months to 3 years old. Toddler Time storytimes will...
      Toddler Time (18-36 months) at the North Garland Branch Library
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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