Thursday, February 05, 2015


Kids Explore Learning with STEAM

Kids learn through fun at two new STEAM programs at the Grand Prairie Libraries. STEAM is Science with a helping of Art – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. Fun activities each month for kids will strengthen vocabulary, introduce concepts, and encourage logical thinking

“Cool After School:K-3” is the Warmack Branch Library’s new monthly STEAM program series for kids in kindergarten through third grade. At our monthly meetings, we’ll include time for a healthy snack, a multicultural story, and maybe even a special guest! The sessions, which are free, are scheduled once a month from 4:15 to approximately 5 pm.

Join us on February 18 to learn about  “The Scientific Method”, featuring the book “A Balloon for Isabel”, by Deborah Underwood.
Join us on March 18 to learn about  responsible pet care, with a special guest.
The Warmack Branch Library is located at 760 Bardin Rd. 972-237-5770.

"Steam Night"  welcomes kids of all ages to the Shotwell Library, located inside the Tony Shotwell Life Center. Join us at 6:30 pm on February 25 to explore fun hands on science and art activities at the library.  The Shotwell Library is located at 2750 Graham St. 972-237-7540.


Grand Prairie Bluebonnet Results!

In January, the Libraries held their own Bluebonnet Book voting. Here are the most popular books by Library, and overall:
Main Library: Athlete vs. Mathlete 
Warmack Library: Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: One Dead Spy
Shotwell Library: Rump: The True Story of Rumplestiltskin

 Our systemwide winner: Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: One Dead Spy

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


PAGES at The Epic

One of the features at the upcoming  Epic water park and recreation center will be PAGES, a library. We'd love to hear your thoughts on what PAGES should feature. Please take our survey.

Friday, January 09, 2015


Warmack Branch Readers' Guild

Our next meeting is January 12 at our new time, 6 pm. This month we discuss Sycamore Row, by John Grisham.


Second Saturday Stitchers

Second Saturday Stitchers meet January 10, 2015 at the Warmack Library. Bring your sewing project and visit with other stitchers from 9 am to noon.

Friday, December 19, 2014


Enjoy this holiday book, available at the Main and Warmack branches:
One special Christmas, by M Christina Butler ; illustrated by Tina Macnaughton. On Christmas Eve, Little Hedgehog is delighted to deliver some presents for the ailing Santa, but he will never be able to finish the job in time without help from his friends.

Friday, November 07, 2014


Building Unity Through Diversity

On Nov. 15, the Grand Prairie Library and the Grand Prairie Unity Coalition welcome Tracy Brown, and her insights into building strong communities through unity and diversity.

The latest Check It Out! This month, learn what the kids of Make Lab are up to, and how to access the new MORe database portal (free with your library card!).

Monday, August 25, 2014


Staff Picks: Horror

Halloween is right around the corner, and if you’re like me, it’s time for a good ghost story.  Something to make the hair on your neck stand up.  Here are some of my favorites:
“The harrowing” by Alexandra Sokoloff.  Empty dorm, college kids staying over holiday break, Ouija board…. you get the picture
“The house of small shadows” by Adam Neville.  Yet another reason that taxidermy is creepy.
“The ruins” by Scott Smith.  Listen to the plant when it tells you something.
“Heart-shaped box” by Joe Hill.  He learned at the feet of the master, his father, Stephen King.  Very, very creepy ghost story.
For those of you not afraid of the thing under the bed, give one of these books a read.  But don’t be surprised if you find yourself wanting to sleep with the light on.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Free Yoga Class on Saturday, at Warmack

The Warmack Branch  will host a free Family Yoga program at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 23.

Jessica Cunningham of the Grand Prairie YMCA will lead a series of flowing yoga poses designed to improve strength, flexibility and balance.  All levels welcome.
No registration is required for this one-hour session. Guest passes for the YMCA will also be available at the program.

For more information call 972-237-5772.

Monday, November 11, 2013


Monday, November 04, 2013


Main Library Opens Fridays

The Grand Prairie Main Library will now be open on Fridays, from 10 am to 6 pm.


Author Hugh Aynesworth Visits Warmack Branch

Monday, September 30, 2013


Star Wars Reads Day

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