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

Thursday, August 08, 2013

The Branch Library Readers' Guild meets Monday, August 12 at 7 pm.
Location: Warmack Branch Library
This month we discuss Defending Jacob, by William Landay.

From the publisher:
Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney for two decades. He is respected. Admired in the courtroom. Happy at home with the loves of his life, his wife, Laurie, and teenage son, Jacob.

Then Andy’s quiet suburb is stunned by a shocking crime: a young boy stabbed to death in a leafy park. And an even greater shock: The accused is Andy’s own son—shy, awkward, mysterious Jacob.

Andy believes in Jacob’s innocence. Any parent would. But the pressure mounts. Damning evidence. Doubt. A faltering marriage. The neighbors’ contempt. A murder trial that threatens to obliterate Andy’s family.

It is the ultimate test for any parent: How far would you go to protect your child? It is a test of devotion. A test of how well a parent can know a child. For Andy Barber, a man with an iron will and a dark secret, it is a test of guilt and innocence in the deepest sense.

How far would you go?

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Black History Month events

Warmack Branch: African American Heritage Celebration from 2 to 3 pm on Saturday, February 16. The event will feature a special performance by the Ayubu Kamau Kings & Queens African Drum & Dance. The Ayubu Kamau Kings and Queens is a performing arts and youth empowerment organization centered in the education and preservation of African centered performing arts, history, culture and its contributions to the world.
Main Library: History in the Telling:Poems Celebrating Black History Month, featuring  author Warren Landrum, at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, February 19. Since moving from the steel-mill town of East Chicago, Indiana to Grand Prairie, Warren Landrum has become active in many aspects of the community. He has served on the boards of several difference organizations such as Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful, the YMCA, and the public library. He will be reading from his book of poetry The Heart and Soul of a Black Man, and his work Let’s Go Home to Indiana Harbor - Reflections from Mid-Town America.

During February, the Main Library hosts an exhibit on the life of Frederick Douglass. Made possible by Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the exhibition explores slavery and abolition through the life of one of the most famous men in nineteenth-century America.

Bowles Branch: "The Oldest Drum Beat in the World", featuring Baba Kwasi and the Ayubu Kamau Kings & Queens African Drum & Dance. Tuesday, February 26  at 5 pm. A magical journey through African History with songs, African drumming, and storytelling. An array of African drums and percussion instruments will be set up and used to demonstrate the universal power of sound, vibration, movement and the roles that music and dance play in daily life.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Bowles: Halo Tournament

Wednesday, Nov. 21:  Teen HALO XBOX Tournament 2-6 p.m at the Bowles Branch Library.  Teens 13 to 18 can register in person starting today to participate in the HALO XBOX 360 tournament!  Test your skills and prove you are the best SPARTAN.  Prizes awarded for the top three.  Tournament to be held in the Bowles Life Center Computer Lab, next door to the Bowles Life Center Branch Library.  Teens 13-18, only.  Limited space available, so register today!

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Bowles Family Movie Night

Tuesday night at Bowles:  Family Movie Night- come enjoy a craft and a movie for all ages!  The daughter of a Native America chief saves the life of a Virginia colonist, but can their love overcome everything that is trying to tear them apart?  Movie is rated G for all ages.   Program starts @ 6:30 p.m.

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Bowles' Teen Reading Challenge

Characters Wanted! Today starts the Teen Winter Reading Challenge at the Bowles Branch:  Teens 13 & up read and/or read and participate in 35 or more hours in order to earn their spot in the lock-in on January 18, and to be entered in the drawing for prizes!  Forms are available today (November 19, 2012) through January 5, 2013 and are DUE January 5.

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Tuesday, November 06, 2012


Teen Screens Tonight At Bowles Library

Teen Screens Tonight at Bowles Library!
6:30 p.m.

When the god of mischief tries to take over the Earth, S.H.I.E.L.D. assembles a team of super powers to defend humankind to the end.  But will their combined efforts be enough?

Movie is rated PG 13 for intense sequences of Sci-Fi Violence and Action Throughout, and a Mild Drug Reference.  Program is for teens 13 and older, please.

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