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Library Adult Classes

  1. US Citizenship Class Registration

    August 18, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM @ East Branch Library Program Room

    At this event, register for a free 13-week Citizenship exam preparation class series taking place Saturdays from Aug. 25 - Nov. 17 at the East Branch Library. Offered by Catholic Charities of Dallas. Child care will not be provided. Call 866-223-7500 for more information and registration requirements.

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  2. ESL & GED Class Registration Event

    August 29, 2018, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ East Branch Library Program Room

    Registration for ESL Classes/Matriculación para clases de Inglés Classes will be held Monday through Thursday from 9 to 11:45 a.m. Las clases se llevarán a cabo lunes a jueves de 9 - 11:45 a.m.

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Library Adult Programs

  1. Creating Sanity: Washi Tape Wall Art

    August 18, 2018, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Leave the kids at home to grab a little “me” time and get crafty with us! This month, join us to make wall art personalized with your own favorites colors, textures, and designs.

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  2. Live to Read Book Club discusses It's All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World’s Family Tree

    August 20, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    A book can change your life! This month, we discuss the book It's All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World’s Family Tree by A.J. Jacobs. This program focuses on titles to improve body, mind and spirit. Walk-ins welcome!

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  3. Color Me Calm: Amazing Animals

    August 21, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #3

    Express your creativity during this relaxing come-and-go coloring time for adults.

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  4. Irving Writers Salon

    August 21, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Meet fellow local writers interested in sharing their latest work and improving techniques at the Irving Writers Salon. The group meets the third Tuesday of the month at the West Irving Library. The Salon is open to all levels of writers, whether you have a working manuscript or are just starting out on your writing journey. Readers are welcome to join in to listen and provide feedback. Writers are encouraged to bring samples of their work to share, but it’s not required.

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  5. Meditation Workshop

    August 21, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ West Irving Library Storytime Room

    Feeling stressed? Find peace within, learn to meditate and balance with guided meditation. This free program is presented by DFW Sahaja Yoga Meditation.

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  6. Encuentra Paz Interior: Find Inner Peace Bilingual Meditation Series

    August 22, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ South Irving Library Board Room

    This free Spanish language meditation program is presented by DFW Sahaja Yoga Meditation. Classes will take place from 7-8 p.m., every Wednesday in the South Library Board Room. Non-Spanish speakers and all ages are welcome.

    Este programa gratuito de meditación en español es presentado por DFW Sahaja Yoga Meditation. Clases se llevarán a cabo de 7 a 8 p.m. todos los miércoles en South Library. Todas las edades son bienvenidos.

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  7. Trivia on the Patio: Weird Trivia Part II

    August 23, 2018, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    It will be a wild and wacky trivia night! Every other Thursday, join fellow trivia lovers for a friendly game show contest to see who really knows it all in a variety of topics, from world history to pop culture. Ages 16 and up.

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  8. Craftworks: DIY Mini Memo Rack

    August 24, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Stay organized or display pictures using your own custom made mini memo rack! For ages 16 and up.

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  9. Cook the Book: A Cooking Book Club

    August 25, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes or cooking techniques? Do you enjoy sampling and sharing new dishes? Then hang onto your spatula! We pick the cookbook; you choose and make a recipe. Then we all partake. You don’t have to be a gourmet chef to participate. Novices will have the chance to learn from more experienced cooks, and the experienced cooks will have a chance to show off and share their amazing skills. Stop by the Valley Ranch Library Reference Desk to register for the book club and pick your recipe.

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  10. SRC @ Valley Ranch Movie Musicals: Moulin Rouge

    August 25, 2018, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    "Libraries Rock" and so do these movies! We'll play tribute to famous musical films all summer long. The movies in the 4 p.m. series are rated PG-13, and are for ages 13 and above.

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  11. Color Me Calm

    August 27, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Join us for relaxing music and refreshments while you explore the joys of coloring. For adults only.

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  12. Meditation Workshop

    August 28, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ West Irving Library Storytime Room

    Feeling stressed? Find peace within, learn to meditate and balance with guided meditation. This free program is presented by DFW Sahaja Yoga Meditation.

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  13. Unicorns in Space! Book Club discusses Planets Other Than Our Own

    August 28, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    If you enjoy science fiction or fantasy, from space opera to high fantasy, steampunk to just plain weird, then join us for book talk with Unicorns in Space.

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  14. Encuentra Paz Interior: Find Inner Peace Bilingual Meditation Series

    August 29, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ South Irving Library Board Room

    This free Spanish language meditation program is presented by DFW Sahaja Yoga Meditation. Classes will take place from 7-8 p.m., every Wednesday in the South Library Board Room. Non-Spanish speakers and all ages are welcome.

    Este programa gratuito de meditación en español es presentado por DFW Sahaja Yoga Meditation. Clases se llevarán a cabo de 7 a 8 p.m. todos los miércoles en South Library. Todas las edades son bienvenidos.

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Library Events

  1. Friday Night Library: Back to School Owl Party

    August 17, 2018, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Whoooo’s ready for back to school? It’s owl-ready time to say “good-bye” to summer and “hello” to another school year with fun for the whole family! Send the summer off in style with crafts, snacks and more.

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  2. Friends of the Irving Public Library Teachers' Book Sale

    August 18, 2018, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Friends of Irving Public Library Warehouse

    Teachers: Just in time for back to school, get children's books at these unbelievable prices --- paperbacks are .25 each and hardbacks are .50 each. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted, and proceeds benefit the Irving Public Library. While you're there, meet and greet library staff, enjoy refreshments from 9 a.m. to noon, and grab this opportunity to sign up for a library card. Can’t make it in the morning? No worries! The sale opens to the public at noon and runs until 5 p.m. The Irving Public Library Summer Reading Challenge is made possible by the Friends of the Library.

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  3. Friends August Back to School Book Sale

    August 18, 2018, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Friends of Irving Public Library Warehouse

    Just in time for the new school year, check out an amazing selection of children's books at unbelievable prices--- paperbacks are .25 each and hardbacks are .50 each. Books for adults and teens also available. All members of the general public are invited. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted, and proceeds benefit the Irving Public Library.

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  4. Carranza Puppets Presents, “Aladdin’s Lamp”

    August 18, 2018, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM @ West Irving Library

    The Carranza Puppet Theater, from Houston, Texas will be visiting the West Library for a special performance of “Aladdin’s Lamp.” Funded in-part with a grant from the Texas Commission of the Arts.

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  5. Women's Equality Speaker Series

    August 23, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    The public is invited to attend a special panel to further the discussion of equal rights for women and the obstacles to equality. Speakers include Elaine Wiant, former President of the League of Women Voters of Texas, Deborah Fleck, Dallas Morning News journalist, and local entrepreneur Billie Hawkins. Presented by the League of Women Voters of Irving.

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Library Kids

  1. LEGO My Library

    August 17, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #1

    Put your creativity on display as you build with LEGOs!

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  2. Science in 30: Bubbleology

    August 18, 2018, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    Explore scientific principles, participate in hands-on activities and have a great time! Children must be able to attend independently. Grades 1-5 only.

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  3. Carranza Puppets Presents, “Aladdin’s Lamp”

    August 18, 2018, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    The Carranza Puppet Theater, from Houston, Texas will be visiting the West Library for a special performance of “Aladdin’s Lamp.” Funded in-part with a grant from the Texas Commission of the Arts.

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  4. Chapter Books and Cozy Nooks Book Club discusses Geronimo Stilton's Mighty Mount Kilimanjaro

    August 18, 2018, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ South Irving Library Discovery Zone

    Grades 1-3 discuss a travel-themed book and participate in related activities, including a craft. Free chapter books are given out monthly. Limited to the first 10 children. This month's selection is Geronimo Stilton's Mighty Mount Kilimanjaro.

    This book club meets on the South Irving Library's 2nd floor in study room "C," next to the Kids' Zone and the Discovery Zone area.

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  5. Kids Only Book Club discusses Sunny Side Up

    August 18, 2018, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ South Irving Library Meeting Room #1

    Discuss Sunny Side Up by Jennifer and Matthew Holm at the August Kids Only Book Club. KOBC is for children in grades 4-6 to discuss a book and participate in related activities.

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  6. Perot Museum Tech Truck

    August 22, 2018, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ East Branch Library

    Get up close with the latest tech when the Perot Museum TECH Truck visits the library. You'll create hands-on science projects and boost your creativity by learning more about science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). For ages 6 and up.

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  7. Discover with Me Interactive Play

    August 23, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Parents, caregivers and children ages 1-3 are invited to a five week interactive series with unstructured play and an opportunity to talk with a childcare specialist. The programs promote the role of parent as the child’s first teacher, and weekly topics include literacy and play, language development, nutrition, safety and child development.

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  8. Tiny Tinkers @ Valley Ranch Library

    August 24, 2018, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Children in preschool through Kindergarten (ages 4-6) will be introduced to coding and building concepts using stories, DUPLOs, Codepillars, and Beebots. Participants are challenged to complete simple and engaging activities in this 45-minute program. This program is supported by the Friends of the Irving Public Library, through an award provided by Irving ShareTank.

    Space is limited to 24 pairs of participants (parent and child) and tickets are required. Please contact Valley Ranch Library for more information.

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  9. SRC Family Movie Musicals: Coco

    August 25, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    "Libraries Rock" and so do these movies! The entire family is invited to watch and pay tribute to famous musical films all summer long.

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  10. Science in 30: Bubbleology

    August 29, 2018, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ East Branch Library Storytime Area

    Explore scientific principles, participate in hands-on activities and have a great time! Children must be able to attend independently. Grades 1-5 only.

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  11. Discover with Me Interactive Play

    August 30, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Parents, caregivers and children ages 1-3 are invited to a five week interactive series with unstructured play and an opportunity to talk with a childcare specialist. The programs promote the role of parent as the child’s first teacher, and weekly topics include literacy and play, language development, nutrition, safety and child development.

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  12. Art Attack

    August 31, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room

    Kids, unleash your creativity as we explore different art techniques. For ages kindergarten through grade 5.

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Library Teens

  1. SRC @ West: End of Summer Rock 'n Roll Party

    August 16, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ West Irving Library Meeting Room

    At summer's end, wind down with a pizza party and a showing of "School of Rock" (rated PG-13). For grades 6-12.

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  2. Teen Trivia Night: Superheroes

    August 17, 2018, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Valley Ranch Library

    Think you're smart? Come test your knowledge on books, movies, and random trivia for a chance to win prizes and bragging rights! (For teens in grades 6 and up)

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  3. Girls Who Code

    August 18, 2018, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    Girls in grades 6-12 are invited to join up every other Saturday and learn how to code! We'll learn HTML, SQL, JavaScript and CSS for websites, animation and more. Space is limited and registration is required. Sign-up for this class begins on August 13 at the Valley Ranch Library Information Desk. Participants must bring their own laptops.

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  4. Perot Museum Tech Truck

    August 22, 2018, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ East Branch Library Program Room

    Get up close with the latest tech when the Perot Museum TECH Truck visits the library. You'll create hands-on science projects and boost your creativity by learning more about science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). For ages 6 and up.

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  5. Girls Who Code: Animation! [Registration Event]

    August 24, 2018, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Glass Alcove

    Registration runs Aug. 24-30, and will close early if all open slots are filled. Young women in grades 6-12 are invited to register for the Girls Who Code Animation class taking place from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on the following dates: Sept. 1, 15, 29, Oct. 13, 27, Nov. 10 and 24. Students must register at the Valley Ranch Information Desk in person, no exceptions. Additional rules and registration guidelines apply. Please read the Girls Who Code Guidelines - Animation document attached to this event entry before committing to the class.

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  6. Girls Who Code: Animation! [Registration Event]

    August 25, 2018, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Glass Alcove

    Registration runs Aug. 24-30, and will close early if all open slots are filled. Young women in grades 6-12 are invited to register for the Girls Who Code Animation class taking place from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on the following dates: Sept. 1, 15, 29, Oct. 13, 27, Nov. 10 and 24. Students must register at the Valley Ranch Information Desk in person, no exceptions. Additional rules and registration guidelines apply. Please read the Girls Who Code Guidelines - Animation document attached to this event entry before committing to the class.

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  7. SRC @ Valley Ranch Movie Musicals: Moulin Rouge

    August 25, 2018, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library

    "Libraries Rock" and so do these movies! We'll play tribute to famous musical films all summer long. The movies in the 4 p.m. series are rated PG-13, and are for ages 13 and above.

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  8. Girls Who Code: Animation! [Registration Event]

    August 26, 2018, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Glass Alcove

    Registration runs Aug. 24-30, and will close early if all open slots are filled. Young women in grades 6-12 are invited to register for the Girls Who Code Animation class taking place from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on the following dates: Sept. 1, 15, 29, Oct. 13, 27, Nov. 10 and 24. Students must register at the Valley Ranch Information Desk in person, no exceptions. Additional rules and registration guidelines apply. Please read the Girls Who Code Guidelines - Animation document attached to this event entry before committing to the class.

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  9. Girls Who Code: Animation! [Registration Event]

    August 27, 2018, 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Glass Alcove

    Registration runs Aug. 24-30, and will close early if all open slots are filled. Young women in grades 6-12 are invited to register for the Girls Who Code Animation class taking place from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on the following dates: Sept. 1, 15, 29, Oct. 13, 27, Nov. 10 and 24. Students must register at the Valley Ranch Information Desk in person, no exceptions. Additional rules and registration guidelines apply. Please read the Girls Who Code Guidelines - Animation document attached to this event entry before committing to the class.

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  10. Girls Who Code: Animation! [Registration Event]

    August 28, 2018, 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Glass Alcove

    Registration runs Aug. 24-30, and will close early if all open slots are filled. Young women in grades 6-12 are invited to register for the Girls Who Code Animation class taking place from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on the following dates: Sept. 1, 15, 29, Oct. 13, 27, Nov. 10 and 24. Students must register at the Valley Ranch Information Desk in person, no exceptions. Additional rules and registration guidelines apply. Please read the Girls Who Code Guidelines - Animation document attached to this event entry before committing to the class.

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  11. Girls Who Code: Animation! [Registration Event]

    August 29, 2018, 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Glass Alcove

    Registration runs Aug. 24-30, and will close early if all open slots are filled. Young women in grades 6-12 are invited to register for the Girls Who Code Animation class taking place from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on the following dates: Sept. 1, 15, 29, Oct. 13, 27, Nov. 10 and 24. Students must register at the Valley Ranch Information Desk in person, no exceptions. Additional rules and registration guidelines apply. Please read the Girls Who Code Guidelines - Animation document attached to this event entry before committing to the class.

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  12. Girls Who Code: Animation! [Registration Event]

    August 30, 2018, 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Glass Alcove

    Registration runs Aug. 24-30, and will close early if all open slots are filled. Young women in grades 6-12 are invited to register for the Girls Who Code Animation class taking place from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on the following dates: Sept. 1, 15, 29, Oct. 13, 27, Nov. 10 and 24. Students must register at the Valley Ranch Information Desk in person, no exceptions. Additional rules and registration guidelines apply. Please read the Girls Who Code Guidelines - Animation document attached to this event entry before committing to the class.

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  13. Young Adult Library Leaders (Y'ALL)

    August 30, 2018, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room

    For teens in grades 6-12. Do you have big ideas and a creative flair? Join Y'ALL and earn volunteer hours for helping the Valley Ranch Library plan and implement teen programs! Socialize with friends and help make the library a more teen-friendly place. Meetings are held on the last Thursday of each month. Pick up an application at the Information Desk.

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