The Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Library has various programs occurring throughout the year for children, teens, and adults. Below you can find a list of our regular programming but make sure to check on the Event Calendars for exact date and times.
Art and Stories
Join teacher, artist, and author Diane Roman as she helps bring stories to life through her art. Children get to create their very own piece of art and take it home. This program is geared for ages 4 to 8.
In partnership with Diane Roman-Goldsberry and her foundation, The Raphael Cultural and Artistic Research Association, Inc., the library will be displaying art from local artists on a bi-monthly basis. As a way of teaching our community about art appreciation, we encourage local artists to display their collections. If you are a local artist and would like to exhibit your art at our library, please contact Marisol Vidales at (956)565-2371.
Make and Take
Make crafts to enjoy the holiday or the season. You can keep the crafts or give them as a special hand-made gift! This program is geared for ages 4 to 12.
Join us in the Children’s Department for a family friendly feature film.
Prenatal Education Classes
The Cadena de Madres (Network of Mothers) Program consists of 3 Prenatal Education Classes, 1 Parenting Class and a Breast Feeding Class which are presented community wide in 1 ½ hour sessions.
The classes focus on:
- Hazards During Pregnancy
- Nutrition During Pregnancy
- Labor and Delivery
- Breast Feeding
- Parenting Class
These classes are for both parents or for pregnant women and a guest. CDM instruction does not have a participant age limit and no one is turned away. Active Driscoll Health Plan members will receive an incentive at the end of every shower. Members need to do is bring a picture ID and their insurance card in order to collect the incentive.
For more information, contact:
- Vanessa Olivares (956)600-1994
- Mary Lily Garza (956)624-8957
Summer Reading Program
Every June the library hosts a month long program for children, teens, and adults. All ages are encouraged to continue reading in the summer and report on what they read. Presentations and activities also occur throughout the month with a final celebration after the five week program.
Join us for ABC’s, 123’s, singing, dancing, and simple crafts. This program is geared for babies to children 5 years of age.
Type 2 Diabetes Class
Salud y Vida is a group of locals organizations dedicated to improving the health of members of the community. It is a new program with the mission of helping people with uncontrolled diabetes in the Rio Grande Valley to achieve optimal health. To qualify for the RGV Salud y Vida program you must meet these certain criteria:
- Reside in the Rio Grande Valley area
- Have uncontrollable diabetes (HbA1C>8.0%)
- Be uninsured, on Medicare or Medicaid
- Be over 18 years of age
To see if you qualify, contact RGV Salud y Vida at 956-342-3094.
Classes are every Thursday at 9:30 am.