Big Thought Invites Families to Celebrate Creativity at Dallas City of Learning Library Turn Up Event

Learn how to create slime, interact with live animals and participate in a community mural at this free event open to the public.

DALLAS – JUNE 24, 2022 – This Saturday, families can attend the Dallas Public Library Turn Up event for a day of fun, creative learning activities. Hosted by the Dallas City of Learning, an initiative in Big Thought’s Learning Systems department, the Library Turn Up event is open to the public and will be held at the J Erik Jonsson Central Library on Saturday, June 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“Turn Up events are about imagining how learning can happen in any space and Creating Creators through inspiration,” said Sergio Antonio Garcia, director of Learning Systems at Big Thought. “We are excited to be back in person and bring new learning experiences through our partnerships with other local organizations. Learning is a part of creativity and creativity is part of learning. What are the skills that you are building when playing with clay or making slime? Our Turn Up events aim to inspire that creative learning and lead you down a new path of learning.”

The Library Turn Up engages youth and their families with fun, educational activities like arts and crafts, dance, STEM, music and more. Completely free for all who attend, the Turn Up events hosted by the Dallas City of Learning aim to make learning more fun and help youth explore their creativity.

Activities at the Dallas Public Library Turn Up include:

  • Storytelling with Ofelia
  • Slime with Seeds 2 STEM
  • Live animals with Texas Native Cats
  • Community Mural
  • And so much more!

Additionally, through a Big Thought partnership with Avondale Dealership, Hispanic Star and Dallas Cowboy Defensive End Demarcus Lawrence, we’ll be supplying families with $500,000 worth of personal care items courtesy of Procter & Gamble.

Join us at the Dallas Public Library Turn Up this Saturday, June 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the J Erik Jonsson Central Library⁠ on 1515 Young Street, Dallas, Texas.  


Dallas City of Learning is a citywide initiative to ensure all students have access to high-quality summer learning programs. Together with the City of Dallas, Dallas ISD, and more than 400 community partners, we connect students to the city’s most valuable out-of-school time resources. Dallas City of Learning is a public-private partnership that was launched in 2017 and serves an average of 75,000 students each year.


Big Thought is an impact education nonprofit that closes the opportunity gap by equipping all youth in marginalized communities with the skills and tools they need to imagine and create their best lives and a better world. Driven by its mission to make imagination a part of everyday learning, Big Thought has become a national model in arts education, out of school time systems, summer learning and juvenile justice intervention.