Irving Public Library is pleased to announce the selection of the graphic novel memoir, “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?” by Roz Chast, as Irving’s NEA Big Read title. The Big Read is from April 9 to May 18 and the Irving Public Library has kid-friendly events that are enjoyable for the entire family! Registration is required for some events. Free copies of Chast’s book will be given out each event.
Bring Your Grandparent’s to Storytime
During this Family Storytime, grandparents and parents are invited to participate as part of the NEA Big Read. Enjoy stories, songs, and a craft – bring a 4”x6” photo and decorate a magnetic picture frame.
One-Panel Cartoon Julio Suarez
Professional artist Julio Suarez encourages children to explore the combination of visual and verbal communication by creating humorous cartoon panels. All materials are provided, and participants may take their creations home. For grades 4 and up. Parents welcome. Registration required. Select only one session.
Grow Your Family Tree
Grandparents, parents, teens and children learn how to create their own family trees, and take home a living tree to plant. Supplies and charts provided. All ages.
NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. Irving's program partners for the NEA Big Read 2019 include Irving Public Library, Friends of the Irving Public Library, City of Irving, Whole Foods and Irving Arts Center.
If you’re a fan of her art or want to hear from Roz Chast herself, join us on April 26 at the Irving Arts Center (IAC) for the NEA Big Read Keynote. Tickets are $15. This event is for adults only.