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Take & Create Crafts
(Ages 3-10)
New Every Monday
Pick up a craft at the circulation desk or through curbside while supplies last.

Build a Bit
(Ages 3-5)
Mondays from 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A dedicated playtime for little builders featuring lots of blocks!

Commotion in the Ocean
Tuesdays @ 11:30 AM
Dancing and singing! What could be better?

Pirate Penny's Party
(Ages 3-5)
Wednesdays @ 11:30 AM
Storytime, singing, and crafting!

Play Café
(Ages 0-3)
Thursdays @ 10:30 AM
Sit, sip, and socialize! Children can come and play while parents enjoy café drinks alongside friendly faces!

Mermaid Tails
(Ages 0-3)
Fridays @ 10:30 AM
Stories, songs, rhymes, and plays that help build early literacy skills.

Block Party
(Ages 0-3)
Fridays @ 11:00 AM
Just after Mermaid Tails, we bring the blocks out for creative play in the meeting room!



The Bad Artists
(Ages 10+)
3rd Mondays @ 4:00 PM
Make some art as good or as bad as you want. We're judgment-free!

(Ages 10+)
4th Thursdays of the Month @ 4:00 PM
A choose-your-own STEAM activity time! Will you pick Legos, science or art projects, or maybe a math challenge?
LEGO creations stay at the library.



Tween & Teen Scene
(Ages 10-14)
1st & 3rd Mondays of the Month @ 4:00 PM
Arts, crafts, projects, and painting!

Manga Mania!
(Ages 13-17)
March 16th @ 2:30 PM
April 20th @ 3:30 PM
May 4th @ 2:00 PM

Talk about your favorite manga, watch anime, meet new people, and work on fun projects.

Myth Understood
(Ages 13+)
4th Wednesday of the month @ 6:00 PM
A YA-focused book club for all those young at heart!

  • March 27th - Foul Lady Fortune by Gong
  • April 24th - Darkest Part of the Forest by Black
  • May 22nd - Once Upon a Broken Heart by Gaber

Book selections are subject to change



Senior Social Hour
2nd Mondays @ 11:00 AM
If you want to get out of the house and meet new people, then come over for board games, puzzles, and socializing!

Garcia Literary Book Club
3rd Mondays @ 6:00 PM
If you love going on a reading adventure, your journey isn't complete without this book club.

  • March 18th - Song of Solomon by Morrison
  • April 15th - A God in Ruins by Atkinson
  • May 20th - Horse by Brooks

Book selections are subject to change

The Poisoned Pen: Historical Mystery Book Club
2nd  Wednesdays @ 6:00 PM         
A thrilling combination of history and whodunnit.

  • March 12th - 1794 by Natt och Dag
  • April 10th - Death in Delft by Brack
  • May 8th - The Spook Lights Affair by Muller

Book selections are subject to change

White Nights: Nordic Noir Book Club
3rd Wednesdays @ 6:00 PM
An intriguing discussion focused on the dark, macabre world of Nordic Noir.

  • March 20th - The Postcard Killers by Marklund & Patterson
  • April 17th - A Harmless Lie by Blaedel
  • May 15th - Hidden in Snow by Sten

Book selections are subject to change

National Craft Month
March 1st @ 11:00 AM

Celebrate National Craft Month! We've got a creative craft activity to do with family and friends.
Space is limited, and registration is required.

April 3rd @ 12:00 PM

For anyone who loves to make crafts or wants to try something new, Crafternoon will introduce a fun craft for you to try!
Space is limited, and registration is required.

Chair Yoga for Seniors
March 4th & 18th / April 22nd

@ 11:00 AM
Are you looking to improve your flexibility, gain better concentration, or increase your strength? Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be done sitting on a chair or standing while using the chair as support.
Space is limited, and registration is required.



Color Me Calm
March 2nd / April 13th / May 11th
@ 2:00 PM

Looking for a calming activity for you and your family? Come by for some coloring fun!

Scrum, Ruck, and Maul: Let's Talk Rugby
March 4th / May 8th
@ 4:00 PM

Coach Louis Gaitan will talk to all ages about rugby team opportunities throughout the city. Do you have what it takes?

Lacross Coast to Coast
March 6th / April 10th / May 15th
@ 4:30 PM

Josh McClendon, lacrosse team coach of TAMUCC, will discuss the sport and the formation of youth lacrosse teams. He'll bring some equipment for some hands-on fun!

Past Life on the High Seas
March 9th @ 2:30 PM

USS Lexington Educational Coordinator David will make the past come alive with costumes and social history to offer a unique look into our past.

A Day in the Life of a Texas Park Ranger
March 9th @ 3:30 PM

Mustang Island State Park comprises just under 5000 acres on Hwy 361 on the way to Port Aransas. This unique barrier island habitat is home to countless birds, mammals, invertebrates, turtles, and fish. Join Ranger Eric as he discusses some of the more notable creatures and the pressures they face to survive. The program will feature a touch table with bones and shells, their survival strategies, and a day in the life of an interpretive ranger.

Game Day Friday
March 15th @ 12:00 pm

We have a fun-filled afternoon of family-friendly board and card games planned for you!

Community Court at the Library
March 16th
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

In an effort to make the court system more accessible to residents, the City's Municipal Court is bringing the court system to the library! Residents can access the services they need without worrying about travel or work-hour restrictions.
Normal library hours and services begin at 2:00 PM

Weather or Not!
March 23rd @ 2:30 PM

Meteorologist Stefanie Lauber from KRIS 6 TV will answer our weather-related questions and present on weather challenges unique to South Texas.

Commotion in the Ocean: Spring Bunny Hop Edition
March 26th @ 11:30 AM

Let's hop into spring with this special bunny-hopping edition of music and movement!

Pirate Penny's Party: Spring Holiday Stories & Craft
March 27th @ 11:30 AM

A special spring-centered story time and craft!

Mermaid Tails: Spring Bunny Tails
March 29th @ 10:30 AM

For one day only, our mermaid tails become bunny tails!

Meet the Ice Rays!
April 1st @ 4:15 PM

Players will sign autographs, talk about winning strategy, show their equipment off, and answer as many questions as their fans can shoot their way during this special one-hour program!

Pirate Penny Goes Solar
April 3rd @ 11:30 AM

Stories and crafts that are all about the moon in the middle, an astronomical phenomenon!

Sunny Tales!
April 5th @ 10:30 AM

A special sun-centered edition of Mermaid Tails to celebrate the solar eclipse!

Self-Guided Ranger Trailer Tour
April 6th
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Meet some of Texas' finest Game Wardens. Explore a display of confiscated wildlife and hear stories of how they caught the bad guys!

April 6th @ 2:30 PM

Children can practice reading aloud alongside friendly, certified therapy dogs!

National Library Week
April 8th - April 13th

Celebrate the library by participating in specially-themed versions of our weekly programs!

  • Build A Bit: Monday @ 10:30 AM
  • Commotion in the Ocean: Tuesday @ 11:30 AM
  • Pirate Penny's Party: Wednesday @ 11:30 AM
  • Play Café: Thursday @ 10:30 AM
  • Mermaid Tails: Friday @ 10:30 AM
  • Color Me Calm: Saturday @ 2:00 PM


World Art Day
April 15th

Kids can celebrate World Art Day by making their very own art in these unique versions of our weekly programs!

  • Build A Bit @ 10:30 AM
  • The Bad Artists @ 4:00 PM


Literal Ink
April 20th @ 2:15 PM

Brian McDermott, tattoo artist and owner of La Promesa Tattoo, will display traditional flash designs, talk about the history of this ancient art, and answer questions from inquiring artists young and old!

Bloomin' Cherry Blossoms
April 20th @ 3:30 PM

Art creation and appreciation with Japanese Outreach Initiative Coordinator Hitomi Sakakibara. We will view centuries-old cherry blossom art and design new creations inspired by this special Japanese season.
Space is limited, and registration is required.

Earth Day - Sowing Seeds of Inspiration!
April 23rd @ 4:30 PM

Aislynn Campbell of Freedom Harvest Farms will help us get up close and personal with seeds. She'll discuss the importance of biodiversity and sustainable farming!

Children's Day
May 4th
2:00 - 4:00 PM

Children's Day is a world-renowned Japanese holiday. We will feature performances by the local chapter of the Teiko Drummers Troup and have traditional carp crafts of koinoburi. Japanese snakes and various demonstrations will be held throughout the afternoon.

The Mother of All Squid Games
May 11th
2:15 PM - 5:00 PM

In association with KP Vibes Entertainment, the Garcia Library will host a K-Pop-focused Squid Game with outdoor and indoor games, K-Pop trivia, and a special Mother's Day craft!
Space is limited, and registration is required.