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.
Nature Mood Painting
Art and nature are expressions of each other and belong together. When children experience painting as a nature process they form a direct creative link with the world around them. Our nature mood painting exercises bring these experiences to children and youth.
Diane Roman-Goldsberry trained for over five years in this method of painting in Switzerland and delights in sharing these painting experiences with children in story form and color exercises. She has been teaching painting to children and adults since 2004. This program is geared for Middle and High School Students.
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)632-8304
- Mary Lily Garza (956)632-8304
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.