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The Galveston Reads series promotes community involvement in Galveston County with a wide range of events, activities, and thoughtful discussions.


Children Events


Children’s Events


Local Author Kathleen Maca

Tuesday, September 28th at 7:00 pm
Local author Kathleen Maca will read stories from her book and talk about researching Galveston’s spooky tales in a small group setting. Recommended for ages 7+. Pre-registration required and space is limited to children only, please.

Harry Potter Night of Wizardry Drop-In

Thursday, October 21st between 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Spellbinding fun for all ages!

Kids Role Playing Game

Tuesdays, November 2nd, 9th, and 16th at 4:30 pm
We’ll be playing a RPG tabletop game of creative make-believe, adventure, and storytelling. Newcomers welcome and encouraged! Recommended for ages 5+. Space is limited.

The Young Immigrant

Tuesday, November 23rd at 2:30 or 7:00 pm
There’s an immigration story somewhere in the background of all families. The sheer determination and bravery of people forced to leave their homes for a brand new land is inspirational. We’ll share some of these experiences, talk about Henry Rosenberg’s life and learn about other research from the Galveston & Texas History Center.

RPG: A How-To Guide for Families

Wednesday, November 24th at 2:30 pm
Interested in what all the hype is about? Learn how you can have fun with your family playing role-playing games. Recommended for families with kids ages 5+.

Drop-In Elves’ Workshop

Saturday, November 27th at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Santa’s helper elves (aka kids + families) are invited to create Christmas cheer, and make special presents. Drop-in any time between 10:00 am – 12:00 pm to enjoy seasonal magic. Dress your kids up as elves if you want!

Paws to Read

Wednesdays, beginning September 8th at 4:30 pm
Readers practice their skills by sharing stories with Diva, the book-loving dog. She’s friendly and non-judgmental. Each reader gets an individual session with the therapy dog who is accompanied by a handler. Please sign in at Children’s Desk upon arrival; availability for four (4) readers.

Baby Talk*

Tuesdays, beginning September 14th at 9:30 am
A program specially designed for our youngest patrons and their significant others. We’ll share rhymes, simple, stories, songs, and a puppet or two and throw in some early literacy tips. Recommended for 0 – 24 months.
*Outside for the month of September!


Wednesdays, beginning September 15th at 10:00 am
A playful program featuring singing, storytelling, movement, and more planned to promote early literacy develpoment and to encourage one-on-one interaction between children ages 2 – 5 and their caregivers.
*Outside for the month of September!

Stories on Demand

Saturday mornings at your leisure every Saturday after Labor Day
Saturday stories, now on demand! Come in to request a story read aloud by one of our children’s staff members anytime between 10:00 and 11:00 am.

Countdown to Christmas Stories

Every afternoon, November 23rd – December 23rd at 4:30 pm
We’re unwrapping a children’s book and reading it with you and your family in the Children’s Department each of the twenty-five (25) days the library is open before Christmas.

Reading an additional story is easy. If you want to hear a Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, or other winter celebration book, let the storyteller of the day know. Libraries are for everyone. We value all cultural experiences.


Teen Events


Are you a teen, or parent/guardian of one, that’s home bored and you miss hanging out with your friends? We have teen events online!

Contact Young Adult Librarian Dustan Archer to get access to the Discord server and stay in contact with other library teens and get the latest information on programs!

Teen Tabletop RPG – Online
Tuesdays, October 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th 4:00 – 5:45 pm
For ages 13 – 18
Come explore the world of D&D or other tabletop RPG games online! Space is limited.
Discord server & Roll20

Teen Gaming – Among Us
Wednesdays, October 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th 4:30 – 5:30 pm
For ages 13 – 18
Come play Among Us with other teens or board games on Board Game Arena!
Discord server

Young Adult Book Club
Thursday, October 28th, 4:30 – 5:30 pm
For ages 13 – 18
Register for the YA Book Club, get a FREE book to keep, and attend the book discussion on Discord!
The book for October is The Other Merlin by Robyn Schneider.
Contact Dustan Archer to register and join our Discord server.


Adult Events



All events and programs are meant for adults ages eighteen (18) and up.

Adult Anime and Manga Club

Tuesday, October 19th at 4:30 pm
Celebrate the Adult Anime & Manga Club’s 3-year anniversary! Register using the calendar below or email Sheronda.
Randall Room – 1st floor

Galveston’s Ghost Stories

Tuesday, October 19th at 7:30 pm
Join Gin and Alicia of Galveston’s Lantern Tours for an evening of ghosts, history, legends, and fantastic tales.
Wortham Auditorium – 1st floor

Galveston Reads – Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls!

Thursday, October 28th at 5:00 pm
Join us in decorating our own personalized Day of the Dead plaster skulls!
Wortham Auditorium – 1st floor

Adult Dungeons and Dragons!

Tuesday, October 19th at 6:00 pm
Adult Dungeons and Dragons is back! Whether you’re new to the game, or an experienced player, you’re free to join in.
McCullough Room – 2nd floor

Tarot Cards: Their History and Use with Kristina Mosbo (via Zoom)

Tuesday, October 26nd at 4:30 pm
Join us on Zoom as Kristina Mosho teaches us about the history and use of Tarot cards!


History Center and Museum Events