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
IS YOUR FAMILY TREE FIRMLY ROOTED?
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 gpgstx.org, or view the brochure.

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

Monday, March 09, 2015

 

Warmack Branch Readers' Guild - Meeting

Come join us Monday, March 9 at 6pm. We'll be discussing March's selection, The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion, by Fannie Flagg.

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.
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"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!).

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