Wednesday, April 29, 2015


Free Comic Book Day!

Saturday, May 2 is Free Comic Book Day, at the Grand Prairie Libraries as well as comic stores across the country.
Kids and teens are invited to drop by any of the Grand Prairie Libraries and choose a free comic, starring  Pokemon, Sonic the Hedgehog, Transformers, Teen Titans, The Avengers, Avatar the Last Airbender, and others.

Thursday, April 23, 2015


We'll be at Main Street Fest!

Stop by the Library's tent at Main Street Fest to say hello and learn more about Library services and events.
New for students of all ages: Brainfuse HelpNow. Build skills, practice for tests, and get free one-one-one help with your specific subject from online experts.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015


Enhance Your Habitat

Warmack Library's Interior Design Solutions series starts April 16, with Working With Paint at 6:30 pm. Once you've mastered paint, you'll be ready to achieve Beautiful Bedrooms, April 18 at 2 pm.

Friday, April 10, 2015


Downloadable magazines ceasing April 30

Due to low use, Zinio downloadable magazines will stop being available on April 30. All libraries have a selection of actual magazines to read in person.

Monday, April 06, 2015


Crafters create terra cotta "Easter Baskets" at Warmack Library

More than 15 people stopped by the Warmack Library on April 4 to make a decorated terra cotta "Easter basket."

Future programs at the Warmack Library include the Interior Design Solutions series in April and May.

Friday, April 03, 2015


New Bookpacks for Kids

Listen up! Kids can listen to their favorite books while they read with a new playaway bookpack, now available at the Main and Warmack Libraries.  A bookpack comes with 4 or 5 children's books, plus an audiobook of all those books. The audiobook is a playaway - a self-contained unit with no tapes or discs. Just pop a AAA battery in, plug in your headphones, and you're all set. Kids can listen to stories about their favorite characters, like Arthur, Amelia Bedelia, Clifford the Big Red Dog, and Strega Nona.
While the Shotwell Branch doesn't currently carry bookpacks, they have nearly 60 children and young adults' playaways for checkout.

Monday, March 30, 2015


New eBooks for kids & teens

The Library recently added 56 new titles for kids and teens. Kids' new eBooks include classics from Dr. Seuss and the Berenstain Bears. Young adult eBooks include new novels from authors like:

Monday, March 23, 2015


More powerful searching on library website

Our new library website can search for research articles as well as books.
Library search=Books and ebooks we own
Research Links=Magazine and journal articles available from our databases.
Everything=both of those!
After your search, books will appear in a tab labeled "Search Results". The tab "Research Links" will show your database results, which can be limited to show full-text results.

Thursday, March 19, 2015


STEAMpunks meet Thursday, not Friday

STEAMpunks:Game On will meet at the Shotwell Library on Thursday, March 19 from 4:30 to 6 pm for video gaming. The Game On session at the Main Library scheduled for Friday has been cancelled, due to a scheduling conflict.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015


Genealogists host Research Lock-In after hours

 Grand Prairie Genealogical Society
What can you prove?         Can you find the documents?   Do you know where to look?

The Grand Prairie Genealogical Society
Invites you to attend the 7th Annual Research “Lock-in”
Friday, March 20, 2015, 6:00PM to 10:00PM
Grand Prairie Memorial Library
901 Conover Drive
Grand Prairie, Texas, 75051
The library will be closed to the public. Attendees will have access to library computers for searching genealogy websites. Wi-Fi is available so bring your laptop if you chose. Some fee-based websites will be free for our use for the evening.  You will also have research assistance from members. Experienced members will be in the genealogy room pointing you toward resources to help.
Refreshments are included. 
Registration is $10.00 for members and $15.00 for non-members per person

Pre-registration is necessary.  Space is limited.  Mail-in registration deadline no later than Tuesday, March 17, 2015. For more information go to, or view the brochure.

A family tree can wither if no one tends its roots.

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