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Book Groups

Warmack Branch Readers' Guild

The Warmack Branch Readers' Guild meets at the Warmack Library  at 6 p.m. on the second Monday of the month.  

The Warmack Branch Readers’ Guild is a diverse group of readers who enjoy books and sharing their opinions about them. Adult guests are welcome anytime. 

Our 2023 Selections:

Summit Monthly Book Club (50+)

Grand Prairie's Summit 50+ club has a monthly book club, co-hosted by one of our librarians.  They meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 11 a.m. at the Summit to discuss a book or genre.

Contact Jennifer at jdouglas@gptx.org or 972-237-5730 for more information.

The Epic Culinary Kitchen

The Epic also has a book club.  Join them for a discussion on the book of the month with other reading fans in the community. Themed light refreshments will be available. Register at JointheEpic.com.

         

 

Resources

Inter-Library Loan

If the Grand Prairie Libraries don't have what you're looking for, you may request the item through InterLibrary Loan. 

InterLibrary Loan helps library users obtain library material not available in the Grand Prairie Library System. Our library requests and borrows materials from other U.S. Libraries on behalf of library users. The item is mailed to the Grand Prairie library for the patron, then mailed back to the lending library once the patron has returned it.

Conditions of InterLibrary Loan (ILL) Service:

1. Patron must be an adult, Grand Prairie resident in good standing for 6 months.

2. Items requested must be at least 6 months old.

3. Some items may not be available including:

  • Reference or genealogy works
  • Rare or valuable books
  • Items with expensive shipping costs
  • Textbooks
  • Software and electronic resources
  • Audio or Video

4. Request for photocopies must comply with copyright laws.

  • Only five articles from the same magazine series.
  • Only one article per issue.
  • Only 50 pages from a single magazine or book

5. Items owned by the Grand Prairie Library System or International Libraries will not be ordered as an interlibrary loan. If there is an item at another Grand Prairie branch library, you may place a hold on that item, and it will be transferred to the branch you prefer. 

6. Limit of 3 requests a week.

7. There are no rush requests. Items arrive in 2 to 6 weeks if they are available.

8. Checkout is 2 weeks with no renewals. Some items are In Library Use only.

9. Most ILL requests are free. Patrons can consent to, and must pay any fee in advance.

10. Once your ILL item arrives, you have 5 days from the time you are notified to come pick it up. After that, it will be sent back to its home library.

11. ILL materials must be returned to the designated service desk inside the library.

12. Any charges for overdue, lost or damaged items are the responsibility of the patron.

13. Failure to follow ILL policies or staff instructions can result in loss of library privileges.

Request an InterLibrary Loan

Friends of the Library Book Sales

Find great bargains on hardback and paperback books, as well as DVDs, CDs, audiobooks and jigsaw puzzles. During Clearance Sales (January and July) items are only .25 apiece! All book sales are held at the Main Library.

Spring Sale:

  • Thurs. April 13, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Fri. April 14, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sat. April 15, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Half Price Day!

 

July Clearance Sale:

  • Thurs. July 13, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Fri. July 14, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sat. July 15, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Half Price Day!

 

Fall Book Sale:

  • Thurs. October 12, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Fri. October 13, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sat. October 14, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Half Price Day!

 

 

Learn about Friends of the Library

Community Resources

List of Community_Resources(PDF, 291KB), including

  • Hotline numbers
  • Mental health
  • Domestic violence
  • Child and family
  • Housing
  • Financial/Food
  • Aging

 

At the Libraries:

Free Small Business Advice from SCORE: Wednesdays from 1-4 p.m. | Main Library

Get free small business advice from SCORE, a volunteer organization ready to help your business grow. To schedule an appointment, call 817-871-6002. Visit fortworth.score.org to learn more about SCORE.


Medicaid Representative: First Tuesdays from 3:30-5 p.m. | Main Library

Come meet one-on-one with a representative from Parkland Community Health Plan to learn about no cost health insurance options.


Dallas County Aging and Disability Resource Center: Second Tuesdays from 2 - 4 p.m. | Main Library

Come meet with representatives from the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Dallas County to learn more about community supports and resources.

 

GED Classes

Library classes and resources:

The Library hosts free  GED Classes in Spanish. The Spring 2023 semester is January 9 through May 17 (no classes March 13-15).  6 to 8 pm.

Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Main Library.  To register, email Josh at jrudd@gptx.org.

Practice tests, online tutorials and ebooks from Learning Express.

Study materials, practice test and live online coaching from HelpNow.

Self-paced online course from Universal Class.

Here are some  other community resources for GED preparation (information subject to change) :  

The Wilkinson Center in Dallas

Grand Prairie Workforce Center (Inside Bank of America bldg.) on the 5th floor

801 State Hwy 161. Grand Prairie, TX 75051

Call 972-264-5881 or 214-926-3605

Aspire to Learn  

Tarrant County College

WorkReadyU HSE (High School Equivalency) Academy from Dallas College

Dallas Public Libraries
Currently only online courses.

  

 

 

ESL Classes

Free online resources from the Library:

Self-paced grammar and writing classes from Universal Class.

Language learning from Transparent Language Online

Here are some other community resources for ESL classes (information subject to change) : 

North Texas Guide to Free and Low Cost ESL Classes

ESL and other adult education classes in Dallas County or Tarrant County

WorkReadyU ESL Academy from Dallas College

English Language Learning Program from Tarrant County Community College

Grand Prairie Workforce Center (Inside Bank of America bldg.) on the 5th floor
801 State Hwy 161. Grand Prairie, TX 75051
Call 972-264-5881 or 214-926-3605

Arlington ESL from Grace Community Church

Aspire to Learn

Wilkinson Center in Dallas

Citizenship Classes

Library classes and resources:

Bilingual Citizenship Class

Tuesdays, January 10 - February 28, oon to 1 p.m. at the Main Library.

Prepare for your Citizenship Interview with this 8-week course. This class is for students who plan to take the naturalization test in English. Email Isela at imena@gptx.org or call 972-237-5780 to register.

 


Online test practice and ebooks from Adult Learning Center

Study materials, practice tests and live online tutors from HelpNow Adult Education

Self-paced online course from Universal Class

Here are some other community resources for Citizenship classes (information subject to change): 

Arlington ESL and Citizenship from Grace Community Church

UNT Dallas

Online class from USAHello

 

 

   

                         

 

 

Contact Info

Email: libraryinfo@gptx.org

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Main Library

Address
901 Conover Dr.
Grand Prairie, TX 75051

Phone: 972-237-5700

Hours
Mon - Thurs: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Warmack Library

Address
760 Bardin Rd.
Grand Prairie, TX 75052

Phone: 972-237-5770

Hours
Mon - Thurs: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Shotwell Library

Address
2750 Graham St.
Grand Prairie, TX 75050

Phone: 972-237-7540

Hours
Mon - Thurs: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.