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Color me Calm
September 16th, October 14th, and November 18th @ 2:00 PM

Looking for a calming activity for you and your family this summer? Join us for some coloring fun!

Family Fun Board Games
September 30th & October 28th @ 1:00 PM
Partake in a fun-filled afternoon of family-friendly board games and card games!

Pumpkin Spice Movie Nights
2nd & 4th Thursdays @ 6:00 PM

Bring a friend or make a friend while watching a heartwarming movie.
Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

  • September 14th - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  • September 28th - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • October 12th - Twitches
  • October 26th - Maleficent
  • November 9th - Homeward Bound
  • November 23rd - Library Closed



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 Little
(Ages 0-5)
1st & 3rd Mondays @ 10:30 AM
A dedicated playtime for little builders featuring lots of blocks!

Sleepy Shores
(Ages 0-5)
2nd & 4th Mondays @ 6:00 PM
Jump into your jammies for stories, songs, and rhymes before heading to bed.

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

Crafty Connects
(Ages 5-8)
2nd & 4th Tuesdays @ 4:00 PM
Stimulate your child's imagination and fuel their developing fine motor skills with straws and connectors!

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!

Cuento y Cantos
(Ages 0-5)
1st & 3rd Thursdays @ 11:30 AM
Storytime, singing, and crafting!

LEGO My Library
(Ages 6-10)
2nd & 4th Thursdays @ 4:00 PM
Put your creative thinking cap on, and Lego wild!
NOTE: LEGO creations stay at the library.

Mermaid Tails
(Ages 0-3)
Fridays @ 10 AM & 11 AM
Stories, songs, rhymes, and plays that help build early literacy skills.



The Bad Artists
(Ages 9-12)
3rd Mondays @ 4:00 PM
Case of the Monday Blues? Bad art will fix your 'tude!

STEAM Academy
(Ages 9-12)
1st & 3rd Wednesdays @ 4:00 PM
Build your STEAM skills! Science experiments, engineering, robotics, art, and math projects.

  • September 6th - Grape Sculptures
  • September 20th - Cloud Dough
  • October 4th - Spooky Slime
  • October 18th - Pasta Skeleton
  • November 1st - Egg Drop Challenge
  • November 15th - Dancing Corn


Papel Picado
(Ages 9-12)
Friday, November 3rd & 17th
Learn about the history and tradition of papel picado and join us in celebrating by creating your decorative papel picado!



Teen Advisory Board
(Ages 13-17)
1st Mondays @ 5:30 PM
Teens become direct stakeholders in their library, instilling a greater sense of pride and responsibility for the programming and collection.

10 Years of BTS: Trivia Challenge
(Ages 13+)
Saturday, September 30th @ 2:00 PM
"Light it up like dynamite" and test your knowledge about RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook! Winning team ears all the bragging rights!

A nationwide celebration promotes year-round teen services by fueling their passions inside and outside the library.

Teen Take & Create Crafts
(Ages 13-17)
Monday, October 2nd & 16th
Craft supplies are available at the circulation desk.
While supplies last.

Poem in Your Pocket
(Ages 13-17)
Monday, October 9th
Make a redaction poem out of old book pages and a black marker!
While supplies last.

Hunger Games Scavenger Hunt
(Ages 13-17)
Monday, October 16th thru Friday, October 20th
May the odds be ever in your favor in this scavenger hunt! Winners receive a Hunger Games novel while supplies last.

Manga Mania!
(Ages 13-17)
Saturdays, September 16th, October 14th, and November 11th @ 2:00 PM
Talk about your favorite manga, watch anime, meet new people, and work on fun projects.



Senior Social Hour
2nd Mondays @ 10:00 AM
Wanting to get out of the house and meet new people? Come for 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.

  • September 18th - Half-Broke Horses by Walls
  • October 16th - Ordinary Grace by Krueger
  • November 20th - Satuday by McEwan


Creativi-Tea Time
1st & 3rd Tuesdays @ 6:00 PM
Relax and unwind after work with coloring pages, calming music, and tea.

Tai Chi for Beginners
Tuesdays @ 2:00 PM

If you've never done tai chi, join the fun in this low-impact class that's great for beginners.
Class led by Suzanne Chiu
Space limited. Registration required.

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

  • September 13th - An Impartial Witness by Todd
  • October 11th - Death Comes to Pemberly by James
  • November 8th - The Dante Club by Pearl


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

  • September 20th - Chestnut Man by Sveistrup
  • October 18th - We Know You Remember by Alsterdal
  • November 15th - The Bucket List by Mohlin


Walk N' Talk
Thursdays, September 7th thru October 26th @ 1:00 PM

An 8-week course in partnership with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. Participants will engage in walking-in-place exercises while being led in a conversation about making healthy choices.

Neighbors on Watch
Thursday, October 12th @ 6:00 PM

In recognition of National Crime Prevention Month, CCPD will share information about crime prevention and personal safety.



Fight Boredom with Boardom
Saturday, September 9th @ 4:00PM
It's Family Game Time! We provide the board games - you provide the competitors!

Saturdays, September 23rd, October 7th, November 4th @ 2:15 PM

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

Pirate Penny Goes Solar
Wednesday, October 11th @ 11:30 AM
(Ages 3-5)
Crafting and stories all about the moon in the middle, an astronomical phenomenon!

Here Comes the Sun!
Friday, October 13th @ 11:30 AM

Learn about the astronomical phenomenon and how to safely view the Annular Eclipse on October 14th with a free pair of solar glasses.

Be Kind to Your Mind: Red Ribbon Week
(Ages 0-12)
October 23rd - 27th
Red Ribbon Week is commemorated to promote healthy lifestyles for children by raising awareness about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. Throughout this week, visit us dressed "in-theme" for goodies!
While supplies last.

  • Monday, October 23rd - Rally in Red Stand up to drugs by wearing red!
  • Tuesday, October 24th - Be a Hero, Not a Zero Dress up as a superhero!
  • Wednesday, October 25th - Team Up Against Drugs Wear your favorite sports shirt or jersey!
  • Thursday, October 26th - Put a Cap on Drugs Wear a hat or cap!
  • Friday, October 27th - Follow Your Dreams Wear your Pajamas!


Pumpkin Bash
October 28th @ 4:00 PM

Decorate a pumpkin as your favorite children's book character for a chance to win Best Pumpkin! We'll have music, snacks, crafts, and a costume contest!
Pick up your free pumpkin starting October 9th and come decorate with us October 10th, 12th, 17th, and 19th at 4:00 PM
Limited supplies. One pumpkin per family.

Spooky Stories
(Ages 0-5)
Monday, October 30th @ 11:30 AM
Wear your Halloween costume to the library for a spooktacular time of stories, dancing, and crafting!

Halloween Move and Groove
(Ages 0-5)
Tuesday, October 31st @ 11:30 AM
Feel the beat as we dance and sing along to spooky music! Afterward, you can trick-or-treat in the library.
Costumes are strongly encouraged.

Trick or Treat @ The Library
Tuesday, October 31st

Come to the library all day for some special Halloween crafts and candy!
While supplies last.

Blood Donor Day
Thursday, November 9th @ 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
(For Adults)
Garcia Library is partnering with the Coastal Bend Blood Center to promote blood donations.
No appointment necessary.

Book and Build
Saturday, November 11th @ 2:00 PM

November is Picture Book Month! Celebrate the importance of pictures with a book-themed craft and a free picture book!
While supplies last.